Kree's Account of The Swalafat (log)
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Title: Kree's Account of the Swalafat
Author: Kree Morlain
You say, "If I may have your attention please...." You say, "If I might have your attention please." You say, "Those of you who are regulars at these events, bear with me a moment." You say, "If you've got a familiar, please pet it til it goes to sleep." You say, "If we can hold down the noise, we won't have to hush the room." You say, "at the conclusion of tonights tale, will be time for questions and hopefully answers." You say, "So put your weapons and shields away, sit back and relax..." Killjar leans back. Killjar nods to you. You say, "At this time, I'll lift the hush and present to you, Lord Kree." (Arwen is allowing everyone to speak now.) Colbrand applauds. Chronoglass smiles and seems to relax a little. Volxarr leans back. Ktaaki smiles at Kree. Zerbinetta applauds. Anastaza applauds. Ktaaki applauds. Kree takes a drink from his Lich Premium Lager. Zsaru applauds. Ashemu applauds. Zephina applauds. Alacyla applauds. Rayyne applauds. Marlkon applauds. Vindartin comes out of hiding. Vindartin applauds. Kree surveys the area. Kree smiles at you. Kree says, "Good evening..." You smile at Kree. > Killjar mutters something about hush. Zephina says, "a pleasure to have ye here, milord." Colbrand bows to Kree. (Zsaru whistles quite loudly in applause!) Marlkon smiles at Kree. Lord Arianiss just arrived. Alacyla smiles at Kree. Vickylynn smiles. Arianiss sits down. Rther nods to Kree. Kerl smiles at Kree. Florin nods to Kree. Kree says, "Although I spend little time reading from old tomes in library towers....my memory goes back a fair shade..." Kree says, "And although I can't cast a single dark spell of necromancy....I've been told I talk as much as any sorcerer you'll ever meet." Briggette chuckles. Corrig grins. Marlkon chuckles. Chronoglass smiles. Ktaaki clasps her hand over her mouth. Ktaaki giggles. Ashemu whistles tunelessly to himself. Vickylynn smiles. Kree says, "So I apologise in advance, for the poor telling I am to give of a truly amazing tale.." Vickylynn touches one finger to her lips. Kree says, "For this is a tale...in some ways like others you may have heard, and yet like none other you will know." You smile at Zondarkin. Corrig grins. Kree says, "Power...Strength...Control..." Kulldy raises his fist defiantly. Kree says, "My people, the Dhe'nar, live by these values...And yet...we are not alone. Many in this world also crave such things for their own." Grogg nods. Zsaru scowls. Corrig leans back. Kree says, "Many a great and powerful force has tried to take something and make it theirs...Time and again, outside these very walls dark fiends have attempted to overpower this small corner of Elanthia, have they not" You nod to Kree. Kree says, "Armies of chaos, legions of evil...we've heard it before..." Vickylynn nods to Kree. You nod. You shiver. Ktaaki leans back. Vindartin just arrived. Kree says, "But...not all power comes from the mighty warlord who rides into the lands of the fallen. Not all power rests on the shoulders of those who walk the lands proudly and sing their songs of war." Kree says, "There are those...who act with a subtle hand...those who would guide matters and take all that flow downstream." Kree says, "This is the thieve's world...This is the land of the underworld..." Kree says, "And it is this world, that this this tale will teach you something of." Kree says, "For no greater Guild in all the underworld exists...then that called Swalafat..." Kree takes a drink from his Lich Premium Lager. Kree surveys the area. Corrig raises an eyebrow. You smile at Kree. Fasco smiles at Ashren. Kree says, "It was 5 long years ago, that a young thief was hunting pumas outside the crystal blue lake adventurers still walk by to this day. When she came across a young woman, who she had never spied before that day. The woman was young, with a crop of sunny hair and dark eyes. She walked silently in a bodysuit of dark shadows and he serrated blade hung easily at her side." Starsnuffer slips out of the shadows. Starsnuffer sits down. Corrig bows to Starsnuffer. Ktaaki smiles at Starwind. Kree says, "They took each other in, measuring their distances as any adventurer who knows their way around the wilds will do. Greeted one another and set off on a lively hunt. In the end they were successful, and the stranger gaves the young thief a small ring, and her name. Tressa." Ktaaki smiles at Starsnuffer. Starwind blinks. Zimmeron smiles at Ktaaki. Kree says, "Guard this ring well....' she said. 'for it will protect you in the days to come.' And with that she was gone into the wilds." Ktaaki leans back. Florin removes a fresh raisin tart from in his hooded greatcloak. Ktaaki rubs a crystal amulet. Kree says, "s words that caught the young rogue's attention. "You know, picking boxes can be dangerous," he said in a casual tone. "I hear that's not so popular around here." Was all he said. A curious figure indeed, strolling down into the crowds of the busy square." Shirkon asks, "Huh?" Zimmeron put a rolton pelt in his heavy backpack. Vickylynn blinks. Kree says, "Those were the words of a shadowy man, unknown before that day...And this persisted for a few more days, each act more curious then the last..." Corrig furrows his brow. Kree says, "Meanwhile, the Rogue's guild of Wenhimer's Landing was much active then. An orginization or tight knit comrades, they offerred a wealth of services, some more likeable then others to the local population. During one particular day, several of the thugs were gathered around the town gates looking for easy marks..." Emeraldwand wipes the sweat from his brow. Kree says, "On that particular day, a young thief they'd never seen came strolling by, giving them a friendly mark of one who knew the trade, he made idle talk for a while, putting the Guild members at ease..." Kree says, "He mentioned his friends, a group going by the name Swalafat that might be passing through town. They were a merchant guild he said, out from the baronies down south looking to expand their business." Corrig grins. You smirk. > Kree says, "The guild was suspicious. The thief obviously had made it a point to bring it up with them; a tolkien of things to come among orginizations who dealt on subtle words for subtle actions. And so an uneasiness set in over the Rogue's guild, who were seeing all manner of strangers making contact throughout the township and countryside..." Kree says, "And then things truly began..." Kree surveys the area. Kree takes a drink from his Lich Premium Lager. Ktaaki shifts her weight. (Ktaaki props her chin in her hands, intrigued.) Ekasha leans forward. You lean forward. Emeraldwand frowns. Emeraldwand leans forward. Kree says, "it was during a secret meeting of the Rogue's guild, held in a dark and distance place that was safe from pyring ears and eyes. It was then that a young rogue, grinning from ear to ear came walking lightly into the fireside circle, causing steel to be drawn and torches doused." Corrig grins. Strun fidgets. You give your eyebrow a little workout. Vurkanaan stands up. Vurkanaan just went up. Florin's face turns slightly pale. Kree says, "But the young man just smiled, keeping the easy manner that had put the young rogue's at ease on the gate just a few days prior. He greeted the council, introducted himself as a fellow named Ibin. He was pale, thin and had a sunken look in his eyes. He said he had come on business and should be heard out for the Guild's well being." Anastaza leans forward. (Alacyla rest her chin on her knees as she listens intently) Ekasha raises an eyebrow. Ktaaki tilts her head back. Kree says, "He said his orginization, Swalafat was sending representitives to the Landing. They wanted to establish their own "operations" to work along side the Rogue's Guild. He wanted to talk profit margins, box collections, and new picking rules..." Corrig chuckles. Juspera leans back. You blink. Kerl grins. Vickylynn rubs her chin thoughtfully. Ekasha grins. Aluisa wrinkles her nose. Zephina rubs her chin thoughtfully. Kree says, "Pressed further, he made is very plain at last....Swalafat, this phanton group that all the Landing knew nothing of, save brief whispers and casual remarks wanted the Rogue's Guild of all the landing to halt their picking....immedietely....or face consequences." Arwen smiles ruefully and whispers to Kerl "Profit margins give me a headache." Zerbinetta blinks. Alacyla grins. Emeraldwand blinks. Brookwyn blinks. Vickylynn blinks. Kree asks, "Now what would most do?" You blink. Volxarr rubs his chin thoughtfully. Kree surveys the area. Idyllwild says, "pick" Kulldy nods. Ktaaki says, "Laugh and go on picking." Zsaru asks, "What kind of consequences?" Ekasha frowns. Naydia nods. Chronoglass says, "tell em where ta go" Emeraldwand says, "Clean his pockets or gut his throat" Emeraldwand grins. Marlkon nods. Kerl nods to Idyllwild. You say, "Knowing the rogues I've met....they laughed." Idyllwild nods to Ktaaki. Breron smiles. Tessarah grins. Zephina grins. Kree asks, "From the adventurers I've seen over the years, they'd go right about their business, and not pay attention save to bang their chest and mouth off to any who presumed to tell them what to do. Am I right?" Ekasha nods. Corrig smiles knowingly. Naydia nods to Emeraldwand. Ashemu begins chuckling at Kree. Aluisa nods to Kree. Kerl nods to Kree. Alacyla nods to Kree. Kandamir nods. Idyllwild says, "absolutely" Chronoglass nods to Kree. Zsaru nods. Kree nods. Kree takes a drink from his Lich Premium Lager. Zsaru says, "Aye." Naydia nods to Kree. Vickylynn nods to Kree. Zimmeron shakes his head. Rther giggles. Marlkon exclaims, "Indeed!" Kulldy raises his fist defiantly. You nod to Kree. Naydia giggles. Naydia just hugged Marlkon. (Rther tries too look innocent) Batanaka grins. Idyllwild pokes Rther in the ribs. Zimmeron looks over at Kree and shakes his head. Kree says, "But these were thieves, dear friends....true members of the underworld that has a long and established history all Elanthia...Matters are not always so simple, so easily decided upon...An enemy not fully measured is an enemy a sword's length closer..." Corrig chuckles. Naydia nods to Kree. Chronoglass nods to Kree. Kerl rubs his chin thoughtfully. Rther nods to Kulldy. (Chronoglass rubs his neck.) Dellenne nods to Batanaka. Kree says, "The Guild decided to consider the "offer" of Swalafat. Do ponder how best to deal with this rival guild looking to muscle in on their territory. So they were all smiles with young Ibin, sending him packing with assurances of talks to follow." Ekasha smiles darkly Corrig grins. Emeraldwand rubs his chin thoughtfully. Dellenne just hugged Kulldy. Zsaru says, "Battle is near, I fear." Vickylynn scratches her head. Kree says, "The Guild was bitterly divided on how best to handle the matter. Some wanted to say damn them and pick away as always, continuing to take in profits. But others wanted to wait, to let Swalafat reveal themselves fully before taking a plan of action." Fasco smiles and draws a line across his throat with his stubby finger. Ekasha begins chuckling at Fasco. You rub your chin thoughtfully. Fasco smiles at Ekasha. Kree says, "So they discussed the matter, and left it off until they could come to a conclusion. But a conclusion would be made for them only a few hours later. It was later that evening, under the moon of a light summer's eve in the town square. Back then fewer people lined the aveneues, and the square was thought of as light and open, with a friendly atmospher always prevailing." Corrig nods. Arwen smiles as she thinks back to her first days in the square. Ekasha leans forward. Fasco thrashes around on the floor. Kulldy nods to you. Kree says, "A young rogue was hard at work, making his quota for the guild bringing in the scoops. Two scoops of coins per chest, that was price back then, and it was uniform thanks to the Guild's orgnization. Well the young rogue had no sooner heard the familiar *PoP* of the lock when a dark figure lunged from behind the old oak tree, burying a massive bastard sword in the young rogue's back." Alacyla fidgets. Dellenne nods to Batanaka. Ekasha's jaw drops. Naydia blinks. Ashren nods. Breron rubs his chin thoughtfully. Corrig grins. Marlkon nods. Kerl's face turns slightly pale. Starsnuffer smiles. You blink. Emeraldwand stands up. Zsaru gasps. Ktaaki gasps. You ask, "In the back?" Ashemu furrows his brow. You mutter something inaudible. Volxarr shifts his weight. Kulldy shakes his head. Zimmeron raises an eyebrow. Zephina furrows her brow. Kree says, "He was medium height, burly, and dark skinned. A simple glance would tell you he was a human, perhaps strong and well conditioned. But a closer inspection revealed more...Red eyes, and small fangs at his lips, this creature was a nightmare, a twisted, savage blend of man and orc...He announced himself as Amoke, here to punish any who broke the law of no chest openings within town walls. He slid his fierce blade from the shoulders of the limp form beneath him, and fell back into the shadows of the night." Corrig smiles. Alacyla shivers. Dellenne shivers. You shudder. Naydia shudders. Fisdan blinks. Marlkon sighs. Corrig smiles knowingly remembering Amoke. Brookwyn shivers. Ekasha raises an eyebrow. Cressona gasps. Corrig grins. (Alacyla moves over hiding behind Zephina) Chronoglass smiles. Zerbinetta shivers. Ashemu scratches at a stained turban with a large stone set in its center that looks strangely like a prophetic eye. Breron rubs Tessarah gently. Kerl says, "talk about being run Amoke" Kerl ducks his head. Zerbinetta stares at Kerl. You elbow Kerl in the ribs in a playful sort of way. Zerbinetta giggles. Ekasha laughs! Cressona smiles at Fisdan. Corrig grins. Ylandra pokes Kerl in the ribs. Shirkon groans. Ekasha shakes her head. Vickylynn's face turns slightly pale. Kree says, "Chaos ensued. The locals went up in riot, most knowing nothing of any rival guild, or any mention of Swalafat. Rumors were rampant, like wildfire spreading through the town. The Guild sprang into action, taking to the streets and searching for the half orc in vain..." Kree says, "When the search proved fruitless, several left the town's walls going out into the dark night to continue the hunt...Well the half orc was not to be found, but another man did strike out of a clearing to greet a band of older Rogues..." Ekasha leans forward. You raise an eyebrow in Kree's direction. Ktaaki bites herself! Kree says, "He was an older man, with soft eyes and a quiet nature to him. His hair was short and braided in the style of the ports along the eastern coastline and he wore a black brimmed hat low over his eyes. A small nicked platinum stiletto hung at his side and he fingered a ring that the Guild members had seen before..." Brookwyn leans forward. Ekasha raises an eyebrow. Corrig grins. Kree says, "The ring was made of green fired mein, set with a small marquis cut ruby. The Guild members realized where they had seen it before; on the hands of every Swalafat member so far encountered. He was Mipiun, and introduced himself as the head of Swalafat in this region..." Zsaru blinks. Corrig chuckles. Kree says, "He spoke of the night's terror, claiming that Amoke was under him but a bit of a maverick, misguided and uncontrollable. He stressed that Swalafat was here to work side by side with the Guild, to promote common interests so that both parties could profit..." Marlkon chuckles. Starsnuffer whispers, "that always works good" (Ekasha holds her breath) Kree says, "He made a strong case, speaking of the directive from the central Guild above him, and providing documents for the Rogue's to inspect. A fine tale indeed." (Zimmeron gets a confused look on his face) Ktaaki cocks her head at Kree. Corrig grins. Kree says, "The Rogue's were obviously hesitant to believe him, but they left his head for the moment, set on reaching some sort of policy on how best to deal with the competition that was finally here and fully revealed..." Kree takes a drink from his Lich Premium Lager. (Kree wipes his lips and takes a deep breath to go on.) Volxarr blinks. Kree says, "The Rogue's met again, to take action and deal with this threat. They decided they too could play both sides of the coin as Swalafat had done. They would split their forces, having half defy the guild and pick boxes, look for trouble, and generally cause havoc with Swalafat. The other half would remain diplomatic, stressing understanding and mutual interest. They thought they too could isolate Swalfat's members, and pick them apart one by one hopefully taking this well trained, well supplied guild for all they were worth." Corrig chuckles. Ekasha leans forward. Kree says, "Days went on, the picking continued, as did the murders on both sides...Violence was heavy within the town walls, as the constable led groups of armed militia in all night vigils to preserve the town's sanctity." Vickylynn scratches her head. Kerl furrows his brow. Kree says, "And then after a particular bloody incident, Ibin returned to the Rogue's Guild, with big news that would turn the tide of this impasse..." Ekasha raises an eyebrow. Zephina leans forward. Briggette leans forward. Anastaza raises an eyebrow. Dellenne mutters under her breath. Kree says, "It seemed Amoke had gone too far, leading a group of Swalafat loyal to him, he planned to take over the town, and use it as a base of strength to muscle over all of Swalafat for himself. The crazy half orc couldn't be content to be a thug if he wasn't the top thug. And furthermore, he was blaming the violence on Ibin, and more Swalafat members were on the way to clear up the confusion and set things right..." You furrow your brow, probably adding a wrinkle or two in the process. Anastaza scratches her head. Kree says, "Ibin needed the Rogue's guild to represent him in high talks between the Swalafat elite that were coming to Wenhimer's Landing. He promised to cut The Rogue's Guild in on operations throughout the Northeast of Elanthia in exchange for backing him up against Amoke's gang for Mipiun and the other head Swalafat members. " Ktaaki works her fingers under her gold dragonfly comb and scratches her head. Ekasha raises an eyebrow. Kree says, "For this was a delicate game of politics and dealings. A simple war is often easy to follow, as one side kills the other or suffers their fate...But such is not the way of the underworld..." Dellenne rubs her chin thoughtfully. Naydia nods to Kree. Ekasha smiles. Ktaaki cocks her head at Kree. Kree says, "The Rogue's Guild met to discuss the matter, and came up with a solution they thought would put an end to this gang war. The Rogue's Guild leader and his top assassin would agree to represent the Guild for Ibin. They would go with him to the secret meeting. But unknown to Ibin, 30 armed members would be invisable, tracking him into the complex where they planned to ambush Amoke, Ibin, and the high ranking Swalafat as well, taking the whole bunch in one foul swoop and descending upon their bounty." Ashemu raises an eyebrow. Dellenne shivers. Brookwyn blinks. Corrig chuckles. Ekasha raises an eyebrow. Ktaaki gasps. Zimmeron sighs. Ktaaki exclaims, "Audacious!" Emeraldwand shakes his head. Kandamir grins. Idyllwild exclaims, "yeah!" Roelon tugs at his beard, lost in thought. Kerl grins. Iryss gives her pink toy tree a warm hug. Starsnuffer smiles quietly to himself. You nod to Ktaaki. Volxarr smiles. Corrig winks at Starsnuffer. Kree says, "This is the manner of underworld dealings dear friends...For a rogue's way is in the back, and those who do it best live to to reap the profits." Rther cackles! Anastaza shudders. Brookwyn sighs. Zimmeron chuckles. Idyllwild winks at Rther. You glance at Starwind. Ekasha turns towards Kree and renders a hand salute. Anastaza cowers. You glance at Juspera. Ekasha chuckles. You gulp. Aluisa nods to you. Vickylynn giggles. Starwind smirks. Kulldy grins. (Ktaaki props her chin in her hand, bemused.) Emeraldwand nods to you. Emeraldwand cowers. Corrig nods to Kree. Dellenne smiles. Titaniia frowns. Kree says, "So the stage was set....Ibin was contacted, overjoyed to hear the Guildmaster himself would represent him at the meeting. Completely unknown to him was the fact that the Guild Members would be there as well, ready to dispatch their hated enemies in one devision assassination." (Ekasha nods slowly.) Kree says, "Think of it dear friends, 30 rogues, brothers in arms preparing for the biggest hit ever to grace the walls of Wenhimer's Landing. Outifitting was tense that morning, weapons and equipment checked and re checked..." (Ekasha nods again) Ashemu grins. Kree says, "At last it was time, And with all smiles the Guildmaster and his trusted Assassin met Ibin with his wry smile and started off for the secret meeting..." You lean forward. Starwind just opened a onyx-clasped vruul skin pouch. Zephina fidgets. Starwind shows you a onyx-clasped vruul skin pouch, which she is wearing. You see nothing unusual, but inside, you see an uncut diamond, an uncut diamond, an uncut diamond, and an uncut diamond. Ekasha cocks her head. Starwind just closed a onyx-clasped vruul skin pouch. You poke Starwind in the ribs. Kree says, "They headed east, down past the temple and through the commerce district. They walked past the old bank that is only rubble now, and over the bridge into the east side of town..." Starwind leans forward. Kree says, "30 rogues stalked silently behind them, keeping a light pace behind so as not to be detected." Corrig chuckles. Rther giggles. You say, "incredible." Naydia grins. Zimmeron asks, "was Ibin nicknamed the Godfather of Rogues?" Kree says, "Once the rogues knew where the meeting was to be held, they would hit the building from all sides, and put blades in Swalafat's backs once and for all...." Ktaaki says, "Astonishing." Zimmeron rubs his chin thoughtfully. Zimmeron grins. Kree says, "And so they came to stand, outside an old warehouse just east of the bridge in the center of the Landing. Ibin gave a last look over his shoulder at the Guildmaster and his man, nodded and led them in..." Kree surveys the area. Kree smiles slightly... Zerbinetta leans forward. Corrig grins. Brookwyn leans forward. Zephina blinks. Grogg shivers. Ekasha smiles slowly Emeraldwand fidgets. Kree says, "No sooner had the two Rogue's stepped inside then the door came crashing down, and large bars fell over the iron holdings by magic, locking into place. Instantly there were shouts and banging outside, as the Rogue's howled in frustration as the full realization of their double crossing became apparent....The Guildmaster, the center of the Rogue's Guild and his top assassin stood there, taking in the scene..." Naydia blinks. Ktaaki gasps. Marlkon nods. Brookwyn exclaims, "oh!" Zephina furrows her brow. Starsnuffer nods. Kerl mutters under his breath. Zsaru exclaims, "Ha! Brilliant!" Idyllwild scowls. Emeraldwand's jaw drops. Aluisa grins. Breron mutters no_honor. Ekasha smiles. Emeraldwand put a fresh raisin tart in his spidersilk backpack. Titaniia mutters honorless. Emeraldwand removes a comical lavender toy cherub from in his spidersilk backpack. Corrig says, "Smash." Emeraldwand stares at the cherub in his hand. Ktaaki exclaims, "Terrible!" (Zimmeron gets a confused look.....again) Titaniia nods to Breron. Roelon shudders. You furrow your brow, probably adding a wrinkle or two in the process. Arianiss touches one finger to his lips. Shirkon asks, "Honor among rogues?" Idyllwild snickers. Zimmeron laughs! Kree says, "There was Amoke, sitting casually with his large bastard sword at his side....5 of his trusted men at his side....A dark figure suddenlly appeared, a mage it seemed, for Swalafat were true professions who employed all the arts to their benefit...." Naydia glances at Shirkon. Marlkon rubs Naydia gently. Marlkon cuddles up with Naydia. Kree says, "A few others, Ibin's men it seemed also leaned forward out of the shadows..and all was tense for a moment..." Grogg shivers. Ekasha seems to be waiting for something. Brookwyn wrings her hands. Starsnuffer smiles. Kree says, "The Guildmaster lookd around, unsure who the first target would be. Would Amoke take out Ibin and his men first, or gun for the outsiders who might prove more a problem being the lesser known enemy. But then he realized Ibin was grinning in that same easy manner he had when he first walked into the secret meeting a few weeks earliar.....And then it all became clear....the whole thing, the split in Swalafat, it was all a set up for this, for the assassination of the Wenhimer's Landing Guildmaster. That would bring the guild to its knees, allowing Swalafat to finish this war and move in once and for all..." Zephina blinks. Naydia nods. Grogg nods. Emeraldwand's jaw drops. Ekasha gasps. Brookwyn sighs. Ktaaki says, "ohhhh....." Idyllwild mutters under his breath. Corrig nods. Titaniia scratches her head. Aluisa grins. Alacyla says, "ick" Breron smirks. Fisdan says, "Now dere'sa plot twist." Juspera grins. Fisdan mumbles something that you don't quite catch. You gasp. You exclaim, "Diabolical!" Roelon shudders. Ktaaki nods to Fisdan. Starsnuffer leans back. Armaxis says, "You have to love a rogue's talent for deception.." Armaxis stares off into space. Corrig looks over at you and shakes his head. Kandamir nods to Corrig. Corrig says, "Bizness." Vickylynn gasps. Corrig smiles. Zimmeron says, "saw it coming" Ylandra nods to Corrig. Breron nods to Zimmeron. Kree says, "Ibin chuckled, seeing the Guildmaster's realization. He strolled over to his boss's side, the Half Orc leered with his ugly pig faced visage and stood up, dusting his cloak and taking up his blade." Kerl gibbers incoherently. Marlkon says, "Me too." (Ktaaki sits up straight, all ears...) Kree says, "Then all was still..." Kree smiles at you. You clench your fist. Grogg grins. Ekasha smiles. Kree says, "You must understand...dear friends..." Starwind gulps. Titaniia furrows her brow. Kree says, "A battle between Rogue's doesn't start right away...there is a stillness that prevades the air first...a heavy feeling in the air.." Tessarah leans on Breron. Naydia nods to Kree. Ekasha grins. Zimmeron asks, "so they let him go?" Kerl leans forward. Ktaaki snorts. Fisdan gazes heavenward. Kerl takes a drink from his rich dwarven ale. Naydia gazes heavenward. Kree says, "You have to know it, before you get it. That's the Norek Motto...And Amoke was going to make damn well sure The Guildmaster knew it was coming..." Corrig grins. Corrig nods to Kree. Naydia grins. You shiver. Zephina shivers. Ktaaki's face turns slightly pale. Idyllwild grins. Kerl coughs. You lean on Kerl. Kree says, "Eyes were locked, and everything was said in that moment. "Morrison!" was all Amoke needed to say, and the dark mage stepped forth, dropping the rogue's with a wave of dark essence." Alacyla shivers. Zephina fidgets. You mutter something inaudible. Marlkon cuddles up with Naydia. Starsnuffer shifts his weight. Kree says, "Blades danced, and 8 of Swalafat's finest assassins, with their more fiercesome ring leader, the half orc Amoke at the head set into the over matched Rogue's Guild member and the Guildmaster." (Ktaaki 's fingers twitch.) Corrig chuckles. Kree says, "In one swing, the arm of the Guildmaster went flying, as Amoke's blade cut deep and true. A ring of steel echo'd over the beating of the Rogue's fists on the door outside, and the Guildmaster fell back against the wall stunned. 6 blades took to the brave assassin, the top man chosen for the post. He fell quickly, death coming over him as silently as he wieleded it." Gyuin grins. You feel the blood drain from your face. Titaniia frowns. Zephina furrows her brow. A pained expression crosses Ekasha's face. Naydia shudders. Kree says, "All eyes turned back to the Guild Master, who lay panting against the wall, clutching his severed arm..." Dellenne shivers. Fisdan mumbles something that you don't quite catch. Starwind smirks. Kerl fidgets. Dellenne stands up. Grogg nods. Kree says, "And to their surprise, he fell back, farther and farther into the shadows from the deep rafters of the open warehouse....Blending into the shadows is an art not all possess, but for the Guildmaster, it was with each step that he walked back and forth form their depths. The Swalafat members jumped at the spot he had just been in, finding nothing but the dark blood of his wound. They searched everywhere, running and screaming around the warehouse, seeking the Guildmaster frantically. They knew there was no exit, for they had made every sure that all openings were magically sealed by the mage, Morrison's spells." Ekasha smiles. Naydia grins. Starwind grins. Zephina gulps. Ktaaki exclaims, "Oh my goodness!" Vickylynn smiles. You grin. Idyllwild grins. Kerl wipes the sweat from his brow. Starwind examines her fingernails. Ktaaki nods to Corrig. Corrig mutters magicks. Alacyla gives her lavender toy unicorn a warm hug. Zimmeron says, "he has guild master for a reason" Naydia nods to Zimmeron. Ekasha begins chuckling at Zimmeron. Kree says, "Finding his head, Amoke bellowed and the Swalafat members organized. They moved slowly through the shadowy warehouse, the Mage in front casting dark waves of essence to try to catch the rogue and spring him loose. At last they found him, and set upon again with screams of hatred and rage. But the Guildmaster evaded them, dancing in and out of the shadows..." Zsaru grins. Starwind raises her fist defiantly. You wink at Starwind. Kree says, "Meanwhile, the banging became more and more servere outside, and by now the commotion and spread, and many townsfolk had gathered to see what the problem was. All that was known was that a battle ensued inside, and for most that meant they simply must enter and join the frey. Mages set to work on the locks, hoping to dispell Morrison's magic and break the seals." Ktaaki exclaims, "Oh, yay for the town!" Ktaaki blushes a nice shade of off-pink. Zimmeron nods. Marlkon nods to Ktaaki. Ekasha raises an eyebrow in Ktaaki's direction. Naydia smiles. Arianiss touches one finger to his lips. Roelon blinks. Arianiss grumbles. Kree says, "Inside a wild game of cat and mouse ensued, and the Guildmaster continued to avoid the blows of his enemies, who whild wounding him beyond his ability to lift a blade, could not catch him from his shadows long enough to deal a death blow." Kandamir nods to Corrig. You nod to Kree. Zimmeron chuckles. Kree says, "He laughed at their frustrated rants, running back and forth through the warehouse and keeping to the darkness that he was so home within. At last with a crack, the door exploded from its hinges, and townsfolk and Rogue's alike rushed into the warehouse. Rings of steel were instantly audible, as Swalafat all of a sudden were fighting for their lives." Telarthian cackles! Ekasha grins. Roelon chuckles. Naydia grins. Kerl beams! Zimmeron throws his head back and howls! Roelon wrings his hands. You grin. Zsaru applauds. Kerl raises his fist defiantly. Chronoglass raises his fist defiantly. (Ktaaki clasps her hands together under her chin.) Fisdan pokes Kerl in the ribs. Starwind throws her head back and howls! Starwind raises her fist defiantly. Grogg chuckles. Corrig chuckles. Iryss beams! Starwind ducks her head. Ashemu grins. Starwind asks, "Yay rogues?" Juspera leans back. Starwind blushes a nice shade of off-pink. Kree says, "Several Swalafat members died, and many other townsfolk also fell on the warehouse's floor. The Swalafat members were not without their heads, and they quickly fled, dispersing on their own. The townsfolk gave chase, and a wild hunt ensued throughout the town's streets." Zephina leans on Starwind. Zephina grins. Zimmeron chuckles. Corrig smiles. Volxarr grins. Brookwyn grins. Chronoglass says, "course now they'd all be yelling where's amoke... I want that sword, good 500k fer sure" Kree says, "Most escaped, fleeing into the shadows they too knew so well...The hated Half Orc was not to be seen, though many searched for the vile creature to finish him forever." Roelon chuckles. Zsaru laughs! Alacyla giggles. Naydia giggles. Starwind begins chuckling at Chronoglass. Starsnuffer shakes his head. Kree says, "But Ibin...old Ibin was not so lucky...it seems several rogue's caught up with him in the bank where he was trying to make off with a small fortune...They ran their swords through his black heart, and he lay dead upon the cold vault floor..." Ekasha raises an eyebrow. Brookwyn exclaims, "Oh!" Kerl applauds. Ktaaki nods. Roelon throws his head back and howls! Iryss gazes in wonder at her surroundings. Zimmeron grins. Ktaaki says, "all right." Chronoglass cackles! Zephina shifts her weight. Florin wrinkles his nose. (Telarthian starts to clap but doesn't know if he should be happy about the death of someone) Telarthian tugs at his beard, lost in thought. Ekasha begins chuckling at Telarthian. Zimmeron says, "shhhhhhhhh" Kree says, "In death a man's voice can still be heard. And Ibin ranted and raved for sometime as he remained lifekept upon that floor. He promised all manner of vengence, and when that didn't work, all manner of rewards for his ressurection. But the Guild Members would have nothing of it, and kept any cleric from laying their hands upon him." Brookwyn blinks. Corrig chuckles. Chronoglass chuckles. Zimmeron nods. You shiver. Florin smirks. Chronoglass asks, "ye sure there be nae a sorcerer among their ranks somewhere?" Starwind smiles with bleak satisfaction. Rther giggles. Kree says, "He swore revenge upon the Guildmaster, and the entire group for what they had done this day. And then his spirit dwindled from his body, floating off to await Lorminstra's judgement. Papers of Swalafat, as well as his blade, articles, and of course the Mein ring were all taken by the Guild. And all seemed at last to be at an end..." Corrig grins. Corrig smiles knowingly. Idyllwild fidgets. Ekasha leans forward. Brookwyn smiles. Starsnuffer smiles quietly to himself. You ask, "seemed?" (Ktaaki ponders 'seemed'.) You raise an eyebrow in Kree's direction. Ylandra leans on Corrig. Roelon rubs his chin thoughtfully. Emeraldwand mutters something about half-orcs. Zimmeron says, ".....but....the guild master" Zephina rubs her chin thoughtfully. Kree says, "But as the crowd finally dispered to go back to their drinks and hunts...the Guildmaster and several of his men limped away to dress their wounds and form their plans." Zsaru asks, "Oh, hush.. who's telling the story, here?" Telarthian takes a drink from his Wehnimer's gold ale. Ekasha leans back. Zimmeron applauds. Kree says, "Around a quiet corner they walked, talking of their victory and kneedling their man for his skills of flight within the warehouse's walls." Ekasha rubs her chin thoughtfully. Titaniia mutters something about ambushes. Kerl cringes. Kree says, "And just at that moment, a familiar shape, short and powerful lunged forth, and the large Bastard Sword buried itself yet again through the shoulder's of the great Guildmaster, leaving him without a head and finally bested....And Amoke screamed out, 'You may think you have us...but Swalafat will return, we will own you, we will own this town, and you will pass on the keys of the underworld to my hands...' and was gone into the night not to be seen for years to come..." Ashemu blinks. Zimmeron grins. Starwind blinks. Starwind scowls. Zimmeron laughs! Zsaru gasps. Iryss's face turns slightly pale. Zephina says, "eek" Zerbinetta blinks. Berrie shudders. Naydia blinks. Marlkon nods. Kerl gulps. Lyvonia blinks. Zephina blinks. Kree says, "In the end, The Orc was beaten, but he got his as well...." You gasp. Alacyla gulps. Arianiss smirks. Brookwyn exclaims, "oh!" Prata grins. Corrig chuckles. Corrig winks at Starsnuffer. Iryss sobs. Chronoglass nods to Kree. Ktaaki says, "Oh! Oh my goodness alive! and did they hear? and are they still..." Vickylynn blinks. Ashemu rubs Iryss gently. Chronoglass asks, "e came back with a sorcerer friend did he not?" Idyllwild asks, "this is why we don't have a rogue guild? No guildmaster?" Ekasha cocks her head. Ylandra begins chuckling at Idyllwild. Ktaaki applauds. Aluisa grins. Roelon chuckles. Brookwyn blinks. Iryss rubs her eyes. Idyllwild ducks his head. Kree says, "For Amoke, a terror and a nightmare was a true thief, a true assassin, who knew the game and how to play it. His Guild had almost succeeded in taking over the underworld of Wenhimer's Landing. And while they had not been successful this time, they had managed to destroy the Rogue's Guild in such a way that it would never recover again..." Zsaru grins. Zimmeron says, "i'll give it a 7 on a scale of 10" Kree says, "And so...dear friends...." Kree slides a green mein ring set with a small marquis cut ruby off his finger. Kree stares at the ring in his hand. Brookwyn sighs. Ekasha leans forward. Corrig chuckles. Ktaaki exclaims, "What a tale, my lord! What a story!" Ashemu gawks at Kree. Briggette smiles. Prata grins. Ashemu grins. Corrig winks at Ashemu. Kerl grins. Iryss peers quizzically at Kree. Ekasha smiles. You raise an eyebrow in Kree's direction. Kree says, "That, is the story of the first coming of the Guild of Swalafat....how they once almost owned this town, as few know how to do..." You notice Alacyla slip into a hiding place. Idyllwild grins. Shirkon chuckles. Rther gasps. Grogg applauds. Emeraldwand gawks at Kree. You hear the voice of Alacyla say, "wow" Kree says, "Their second coming, and all that their legacy would bring after...awaits another day, and another tale..." Chronoglass applauds. Volxarr applauds. Ekasha points at Aluisa. Breron applauds. Check stands up. Iryss smiles shyly. Vickylynn applauds. Zimmeron says, "ohhhhh.....nice touch" Iryss applauds. Kree slides a green mein ring set with a small marquis cut ruby onto his finger. Roelon applauds. Sabarro applauds. Ashemu applauds. Lyvonia applauds. Tessarah applauds. Check raises his Myron's Lager in a toast! Fisdan leans on his staff. You applaud. Grogg applauds. Kree says, "My story...is done." Corrig bows to Kree. Postino tugs at his beard, lost in thought. Kerl applauds. Zimmeron applauds. Alacyla applauds. Ashemu applauds. Kree leans back. Aluisa applauds. Alacyla curtsies to Kree. Corrig applauds. Alacyla says, "Wonderful telling" Corrig turns towards Kree and renders a sharp salute with his rich dwarven ale. Zsaru throws his head back and howls! Shirkon applauds. Ekasha applauds. Ktaaki says, "But wait..." Idyllwild says, "very very good" Zondarkin applauds. Lyvonia applauds. Kerl exclaims, "well told!" Ktaaki says, "You dont mean..." Chronoglass applauds. Ashemu says, "aye.. ya certainly got a way with words.. M'Lord" Ekasha seems to be waiting for something. Ktaaki exclaims, "but wait...!" Beldin says, "Well told Lord Kree" Vickylynn shifts her eyes to Ktaaki. Florin says, "masterfully told" Kerl turns towards Kree and renders a sharp hand salute. Beldin bows to Kree. Zephina applauds. Strun applauds. Laszlos slips out of the shadows. Briggette says, "excellent, as always" Kree smiles at you Kree nods. Briggette smiles at Kree. Briggette stands up. Iryss beams happily at Kree! Corrig says, "Goot story." Corrig grins. Roelon asks, "a ring of the swalafat eh?" Zondarkin says, "great story Kree" Rther bows to Kree. Starwind smiles at Kree. Juspera curtsies to Kree. Kerl smiles at Kree. Ashemu says, "and a flair fer tha nice finish.. ta boot" Ashren smiles at Kree. Zimmeron says, "sorry Kree..I saw that last part coming....." Chronoglass says, "Amokes blade was a Jagged Shaalk Bastard sword was it not? I remember hearing his name in a story before" Ashemu winks at Kree. Beldin says, "I sure hope that dastardly mage was slain also" Emeraldwand exclaims, "Excellent told!" Zephina says, "spellbindin' story" Kree smiles. Zimmeron says, "but very.......roguey" Kerl says, "excellent tale m'Lord Kree" Telarthian says, "You could sell that for more then 500k.." Ktaaki says, "Thank yo for a wonderful tale, my lord. I wil relay it to granny my first chance." Zsaru says, "A truly splendid story, Kree." Ylandra says, "Very well told, Kree" Emeraldwand says, "Had me on the edge of my..." Starsnuffer says, "Thank you for sharing that with us tonight, sho'nah" Starwind says, "Excellent rendition of the tale." Beldin says, "I remember when you picked and payment would be made with two scoops" Corrig says, "Wish Igrak waz here ta hear dat." Corrig winks at Kree. Chronoglass says, "but I would nae sell it if It came into my hands" Kree asks, "But first a drink?" Kree surveys the area. Triex says, "some of dat cognac is in order" Starsnuffer removes a tankard of Dhe'nari blood wine from in his spidersilk satchel. Starsnuffer offers Kree a tankard of Dhe'nari blood wine. Zsaru asks, "Could you define this Underworld again?" Telarthian peers quizzically at Beldin. Kree accepts Starsnuffer's Dhe'nari blood wine. Corrig nods to Telarthian. You nod to Telarthian. Telarthian asks, "Whats that mean?" Kree raises his Dhe'nari blood wine in a toast! Telarthian chuckles. Telarthian works his fingers under his fur hat and scratches his head. Kree takes a drink from his Dhe'nari blood wine. Kerl raises his rich dwarven ale in a toast! Kerl takes a drink from his rich dwarven ale. Kree says, "Ahh, much better..." Kree says, "Now then, questions..." You say, "Can we settle down a bit for questions, please." Kree takes a drink from his Dhe'nari blood wine. [Arwen is hushing everyone.] Starsnuffer smiles at Ktaaki. You say, "PLease settle down for the Q&A folks." You say, "Now, I'll lift the hush...and please raise your hands if you have a question." [Arwen is allowing everyone to speak now.] Emeraldwand raises his hand. Chronoglass raises his hand. Kerl raises his hand. Zsaru raises his hand. You ask, "Emeraldwand?" Rther raises his hand. Naydia raises her hand. Emeraldwand nods. Emeraldwand asks, "Who was the Guildmaster?" Kree smiles slightly. Starsnuffer smiles quietly to himself. Ktaaki glances at Kree. Alacyla grins. Kree says, "The Guildmaster...was I." Aluisa checks her footing. Emeraldwand blinks. Cobbeo grins. Prata grins. Ekasha's jaw drops. Volxarr rubs his chin thoughtfully. Kerl gazes in awe at Kree. (Ktaaki nibbles her lower lip.) Zephina blinks. You grin. Zsaru applauds. Briggette smiles. Starwind blinks. Naydia blinks. Emeraldwand says, "Trust the hobbit to miss the obvious" Emeraldwand grins. Chronoglass grins. Emeraldwand bows to Kree. Emeraldwand nods. Emeraldwand sits down. Rther grins. You ask, "Chronoglass?" Chronoglass says, "Amokes blade was a Jagged Shaalk Bastard sword was it not? Nae sure if I am thinking of the same person.. but I am sure I have seen the name in a lengthy history tome I once read.." Kree says, "Actually it was a Glittering black shaalk bastard sword. Tress'a blade was a pitch black serrated lifetaker sword. You may be thinking of that one." Chronoglass nods. Kree says, "But as I said, Amoke lived that day..." You ask, "Kerl?" Chronoglass says, "I remember e lost ity when killed, and it was given back by the history writer" Sabarro just left. Kree says, "So the blade did not fall into any adventurer's hands..." Kree says, "At least not that day." Kree smiles. Kerl asks, "is it true that the Swalafat were teh first to use the red crystal here in the landing?" You mutter something inaudible. Kerl rubs his chin thoughtfully. Alacyla asks, "Red crystals?" Naydia nods to Alacyla. Emeraldwand says, "Boom" Emeraldwand nods to Alacyla. Telarthian chuckles. Naydia nods to Emeraldwand. Kree says, "It is true that the Red Crystals did appear when next Amoke walked within the walls of Wenhimer's Landings...But I will save any more detail for another tale, another eve." Chronoglass chuckles. Breron says, "heh...those were the days" Ktaaki asks, "Hm, I think you have more tales to tell us, my lord. Will you come back and tell them?" You nod to Kree. Naydia smiles. Kerl nods to Kree. Prata begins chuckling at Kerl. You ask, "Zsaru, you had a question?" Zsaru asks, "Can you define once more "the Underworld?" Kree smiles. Kerl says, "I meant in the landing... not here in the landing" Kerl blushes a nice shade of off-pink. Prata grins. Chronoglass grins. Kree says, "The Underworld....For many of us...it means little. The town of Wenhimer's Landing is a small one, and rather remote in this large world. But in most townships and even here once there was an organized guild of rogue's who ran the city from underneath. They performed all kinds of services, some less friendly then others." Kree says, "But they made for uniform codes among the law breakers within their city's walls. This is the underworld." Kree says, "This is what Swalafat controlled in many cities, what they wanted to control here." Chronoglass nods to Kree. Kree says, "Power is not always who sits on the throne." Kree smiles. Zsaru nods to Kree. Naydia grins. Naydia nods to Kree. You nod to Kree. Ekasha smiles. You say, "Rther, you also had a question." Zsaru says, "I'd just like to say, splendid story." Zsaru smiles. Rther asks, "two questions, why didn't the guild masters companions exact his revnge on the orc in his stead, after he lost his head?" Kree nods. Rther says, "also is the ending for this tale still being written? and why did the guild fail <obviously your still with us...>" Rther bows to Kree. Naydia nods to Marlkon. Kree says, "A true assassin, is the master of shadows...As I said, he can walked in and out of them as he breathes. Amoke revaled himself with a death blow, and stepped back into the night before any could react. This is the talent of one who is a master of the art. It is by the same way in which the Guildmaster could evade their blows for so long when trapped in a warehouse." Telarthian raises his hand. (Ekasha nods thoughtfully) You hear the voice of Rther say, "ah i see...that exsplains that" You hear the voice of Starwind say, "Sure does." Ekasha laughs! You chuckle. Kree says, "Shadows bend and gather, enfolding one in their caress to protect them. As for the tale...is any tale ever truly over? The story goes on from where I have stopped it. I'm not sure if there is a true end to its pages. As for the Guild..." You notice Alacyla slip into a hiding place. You hear someone giggle. Naydia grins. You hear the voice of Alacyla say, "Sorry did't think I could do that well" You hear the voice of Starwind say, "That almost worked, Alacyla." You hear someone giggle. Starsnuffer shifts his weight. Kree says, "They were broken, many of their members killed, their Guildmater included. While some can be brought to life, an orginization's spirit cannot always do so. The war was bitter, lasting many weeks. The Guild simply could not return to a position of authority they once held." Ekasha nods. Rther sighs. Naydia nods. Kree says, "They held on for several years..." Telarthian raises his hand. Kree says, "But never returned to the position of strength they once held over the Underworld." Rther nods. Rther sighs. You ask, "Naydia?" Kree says, "Perhaps the Guild too will one day be revived...as you say, perhaps the story is still being written." Kree smiles. Naydia says, "mmm...aye...thankees but me question been answered" Naydia smiles. You nod to Naydia. Rther says, "we can only hope" You ask, "Juspera?" Ekasha smiles hopefully Rther grins. Juspera grins. Juspera asks, "Kree, you told the story as though it might have happened anywhere to anyone, but as we see, the Swalafat was very real and many names we'd recognize even today were involved with what occurred... yes?" Kree says, "Oh yes, many indeed." Juspera says, "I've heard a few old rogues talk about it." Kerl smiles. You smile at Juspera. (Ktaaki holds her breath.) Juspera says, "Though I'm not sure you care to divulge who they were or not." Juspera grins. Kree says, "I think they pefer to reveal themselves...A little detective work is bound to turn up a name or too..." Kree smiles slightly. Juspera grins. Juspera says, "Yes sir." Prata grins. You smile at Kree. Prata says, "Juspera...polite. The apocalypse comes" Juspera thumps Prata! You ask, "Does anyone else have questions for Lord Kree?" Prata smiles at Juspera. Juspera says, "I'm plenty polite to people who have more power than me." Juspera leans on Prata. You glance at Juspera. Telarthian smirks. Juspera says, "Er..." You ask, "When you're not lightening their purse?" Tessarah curtsies to Kree. Juspera says, "And who I think might use it." Kree nods to Tessarah. Tessarah says, "thank you" Telarthian starts chuckling at you! Juspera says, "Which don't include Arwen." Starsnuffer leans on his staff. Beldin raises his hand. Kerl scratches at his beard. Kree smiles. Naydia grins. Kerl raises an eyebrow in Kree's direction. Kree idly picks at a green mein ring set with a small marquis cut ruby. Kerl grins. (Alacyla glances over at Kree's ring) Beldin raises his hand. You ask, "Beldin?" Beldin asks, "did Morrison escape?" Juspera nods to Starwind. Starsnuffer smiles. Kree says, "Morrison did at that. The great thief that ever wasn't." You chuckle. Ekasha laughs! Kree takes a drink from his Dhe'nari blood wine. You ask, "Any other questions?" (Starwind traces her fingers lightly over her Andelas symbol.) You say, "Then I'll ask one last question." You smile at Kree. Kerl smiles at you. You ask, "Will you honor us again with another tale, at a future date, M'Lord?" Telarthian grins. Naydia beams! Naydia nods. Kerl leans forward. Starwind nods. Prata says, "An excellent question" Kree smiles. Ktaaki exclaims, "Oh say yes!" Starwind smiles at Kree. Ktaaki exclaims, "Please say yes!" Alacyla says, "Aye please" Ekasha smiles at Kree. Kerl grins. Ktaaki applauds. Zephina says, "aye, would be an honor to hear another, milord." Kree says, "I may be persuaded to do so again, yes...I have a few others worth telling perhaps." Zephina smiles at Kree. Zerbinetta beams happily at Kree! Ashren nods to Kree. Starwind beams! Ashren nods to Kree. Starsnuffer chuckles. Zerbinetta grins. Telarthian chuckles. Ktaaki beams! Kerl raises his rich dwarven ale in a toast! Prata says, "Arwen...I had no idea you were so adept at social blackmail" Beldin laughs! Calanos beams happily at Kree! Alacyla beams happily at Kree! Marlkon laughs! You say, "I shall be in touch then, M'Lord." Zephina begins chuckling at Prata. Alacyla giggles. Naydia giggles. Juspera grins. Ktaaki exclaims, "Oh hurray!" Telarthian smirks. You poke Prata in the ribs. Kree nods. Kerl applauds. Telarthian begins chuckling at Prata. Aluisa just nudged Prata. Prata smiles at you. Kree says, "Remember...dear friends..." Kree smiles at you. You smile at Kree. Starwind grins. Ekasha raises an eyebrow in Kree's direction. Ktaaki cocks her head at Kree. Kree says, "The next time you have a shadowy figure open your box, of provide a service merchants can't...look for the ring. Swalafat may be closer then you think." Juspera grins. Telarthian chuckles. Kree stands up. You rub your chin thoughtfully. Ekasha smiles. (Zerbinetta looks very thoughtful) Kree says, "My thanks to you all for coming." Prata applauds. Laszlos shivers. Ktaaki shudders. Zephina smiles. Kerl grins. Kree bows. Juspera stands up. Briggette smiles. Beldin stands up. Naydia nods to Kree. Alacyla says, "I'll remmeber that one" You glance at Juspera. You glance at Prata. Kerl stands up. Telarthian bows to Kree. Juspera glances at you. Starsnuffer begins chuckling at Beldin. You glance at Starwind. Ktaaki says, "I wish..." Naydia says, "thankees milord" Ekasha says, "A most excellent tale, Lord." Chronoglass bows to Kree. Prata says, "Thanks Juspera" You say, "An awful lot of rogues about tonight." Chronoglass says, "thank you" Starwind winks at you. Marlkon bows to Kree. Starwind says, "We're always about, Arwen." Kerl rubs his chin thoughtfully. Starwind says, "Sometimes you even see us." Ktaaki says, "I wish he hadn't said that ..." Kerl leans on Prata. Armaxis says, "And surprisingly, my pockets aren't lighter then they were when I arrived." You say, "And I'm glad." Kree offers Starsnuffer a tankard of Dhe'nari blood wine. Starsnuffer accepts Kree's Dhe'nari blood wine. Starsnuffer smiles. Starsnuffer put a tankard of Dhe'nari blood wine in his black robes. Starsnuffer nods to Kree.