Landing Events - 5120-01-19 - Thad's Strange

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Lormesta 19-20, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Magister Cordarius comes to town with news.
    • First, he'd like to meet again within the week to discuss theories regarding the blight and what to do about it; he'd love some of them to be presented beforehand or during the discussion.
    • Second, Thadston is alive and being kept under observation at the Hendoran outpost, where he and Magister Raelee have seen him.
  • When others found him, Thadston was said to be wandering the Bleaklands with blood dripping from his arms and with shards infused in his flesh, potentially from his kroderine gauntlets. He hadn't lost any weight, and the wound at his side was gone. He at first didn't recognize anyone or anything, so the Hall withheld the information for weeks while verifying that he was truly alive and not just animated flesh.
  • Ysharra asks if it's possible he was afected by the time shifting in the Bleaklands and Cordarius says anything's possible. Captain Shinann asks when she and Captain Stormyrain can see Thadston; Cordarius he says the goal is to have him see a handful of visitors he knew well within a week. Mayor Lylia asks if Casiphia has been to see him; Cordarius says no.
  • Cordarius says Thadston's been sleeping with the Hall's aid, so Stormy asks if they'll minimize sedating him now that they know he'll live. Cordarius says they'll do what's necessary and it's hard to observe him if he's always sleeping; Stormy says he's a Landing citizen and marshal, so he needs to be returned. After some further back and forth, Cordarius says we're on the same side and in a week he'll have visitors and we'll go from there. Furthermore, the Hall thinks Thadston might be blind.
  • Cordarius looks forward to discussing the blight. He recieves a note from a glowing white light and whispers something to Raelee, then departs for the night.


Highlights

Speaking to Leafiara, Soneiken says, "You should invent a tier 7 chrism, dat when a deader besheech, dey besheech Leafiara, and you foggs yerself to yer feet, nae-matter where you are."
Cordarius: "Where is everyone gathering these days?"
Leafiara: "Many are outside Moot Hall for the time!"
Cordarius: "Outside? Are we barbarians?"
Leafiara: "I can't necessarily say no..."
Speaking to Pukk, Lazaryth asks, "Did you finish that apple?"
Speaking to Lazaryth, Pukk exclaims, "Yep!"
Speaking to Lazaryth, Pukk says, "I think healthy foods don't sit with me well....I got sick from it."
Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "I haven't seen you in a long time, and I already want to kill you."


Log

Waiting in the Snow

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see some acantha leaf, a sharp-eared fire wyrdling, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, an aged scroll, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Hleef, Tareo, Ushea, Felita, Zosopage, Frittz, Edwyrd who is sitting, Great Lord Jackke, Great Lord Kroviec, Skyz, Soneiken, Brockridge, Pukk, Lyrna, Event Planner Leafiara, Lord Antaean

The sky is filled with a blanket of low clouds, pale and unmoving. Sounds seem muffled and the air feels thick and takes on a quiet stillness.

Hapenlok says, "But the Krolvin lover, I've got a score to settle." (referring to Stephos DeArchon and Hap's ongoing desire to kill him)

Leafiara mischievously says, "Though if it really *is* her, a threat that Mother made to destroy Stephos' ships would be... kinda brilliant." (referring to the speculation some have that Mother is Alendrial DeArchon; if that were true, and if Stephos knows such--which he very well might, considering his reaction to Florania here--then her threat to destroy Stephos' ships if Thadston proceeded with sweeps wouldn't have even been arson because it's her own family's property)

Speaking to Antaean, Lyrna says, "Also, I don't have so many of the... hangups.. many Vaalorians do."

Antaean says, "I wasn't aware they had hangups."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "How and why he survived the fight against Raznel, I'll never know."

Lyrna says, "Just as well."

Speaking heavily to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Yeah, I don't know how he survives time and again either."

Hapenlok says, "But, that means I get a chance."

Lyrna says, "But then, I'm no longer, technically, Vaalorian."

Speaking to Lyrna, Hapenlok repeats, "Tech-nic-ally?"

Pukk says, "It's snowing."

Antaean says, "They are small folk and I generally don't look down at them unless they are pretty and provocative." (conversation before the snow started was about halflings)

Tiny glistening flakes of snow descend from the sky.

Tareo just arrived.

Speaking to Leafiara, Soneiken says, "It's quite obvious, he buys favor with anybody, anything, in trade for promised mercantile services."

Lyrna says, "By which I mean, I believe I've been officially removed from the records as having ever been Vaalorian even."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join ....Leafi!" (no Cryheart present)

Ushea asks, "Why, what we doing?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You're it."

Leafiara amusedly says, "Apparently joining me and waiting for Cordarius."

Bernadette softly says, "Sure."

Speaking to Lyrna, Antaean says, "That's sad."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join ....Leafiara!"

Speaking to Pukk, Ushea asks, "If she's it, dont we run away from her though?"

Zosopage says, "I never did prefer being the leader."

Speaking to Zosopage, Leafiara exclaims, "It's a tough job!"

Cordarius: "Eve!"

Leafiara: "Good eve!"

Goldstr: "Hail Sir."

Speaking to Zosopage, Hapenlok says, "Me neither, I never shirked from it, but ...a lot of people followed me to an early grave. It's why I prefer...being solo."

Ysharra: "Good evening, Cordarius."

Lazaryth: "Good evening."

Speaking to Antaean, Lyrna says, "I'm not sorry I'm here, and I am glad of the people here. But I do miss Vaalor sometimes."

Hapenlok: "Well, another new voice I hear in my head."

Guarrin: "Evening."

Hapenlok: "I guess that's someone I'm going to have to meet, I guess."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Zosopage says, "I had no choice when in the Fury."

Hapenlok: "Tell me, though, Is Captain Autura still alive and well?"

Speaking to Ushea, Pukk says, "You have to watch out for those imps."

Zosopage says, "Then again I suppose I could have delegated."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Lyrna says, "Still love this armor. It has been doing well for me."

Speaking to Lyrna, Chaoswynd says, "Glad to hear it."

Leafiara recites:

"Last call to join up!"

Chaoswynd joins Leafiara's group.

Speaking to Leafiara, Soneiken says, "You should invent a tier 7 chrism, dat when a deader besheech, dey besheech Leafiara, and you foggs yerself to yer feet, nae-matter where you are."

Speaking amusedly to Chaoswynd, Leafiara says, "Slow and old."

Shinann just arrived.

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk says, "Oh sure when she says it."

Speaking suddenly to Shinann, Leafiara exclaims, "There you are!"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join ....Leafiara!"

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "I've been trying to find you..."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Well, I guess it can wait since Cordarius is coming, but I have something for you."

Speaking to Shinann, Pukk says, "Join up."

Lyrna says, "Shall we head east."

Leafiara exclaims, "Yep!"

Speaking to Soneiken, Zosopage says, "You were so quiet I didn't even see ya there."

Leafiara declares, "Movin'!"

[Town Square, East]

Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night. You also see a dimly radiant floating orb of golden flame, a snow white raven, an iced orange muffin, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a giant mound of snow, a polished bleakstone statue and a large purple wooden barrel. Also here: Chaoswynd, Bernadette, Hleef, Ushea, Felita, Zosopage, Frittz, Soneiken, Pukk, Lyrna, Event Planner Leafiara, Magister Raelee, Hapenlok, Lazaryth, Ysharra, Melikor, Mayor Lylia

Speaking amusedly to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "Oh, that's where you sent it." (the dimly radiant floating orb of golden flame came from his lantern)

Lylia makes a quick gesture while calling upon the powers of the elements...

Lylia gestures.

A strong whirlwind whips through the area, stirring up dust and other small pieces of debris, which form a small cloud overhead.

A bolt of pure energy suddenly leaps out from the center of the dust cloud, striking Lylia and knocking her to the ground!

... 1 point of damage!

Light shock to back. That stings!

The whirlwind subsides, allowing the dust cloud to settle.

Lylia stands up.

Cordarius: "Where is everyone gathering these days?"

Leafiara: "Many are outside Moot Hall for the time!"

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "It's a cold night. Builds up a charge."

Speaking to Pukk, Lazaryth asks, "Did you finish that apple?"

Cordarius: "Outside? Are we barbarians?"

Speaking to Lazaryth, Pukk exclaims, "Yep!"

Leafiara: "I can't necessarily say no..."

Zosopage: "No we just love to get covered in snow. Good camouflage."

Lyrna: "I'm sure we could be convinced to move elsewhere."

Raelee: "Your announcement, Cordarius. Make it where you see fit."

Hapenlok: "Oh, I think I'm going to like you already."

Leafiara: "The Abandoned Inn is lovely this time of year!"

Speaking to Lazaryth, Pukk says, "I think healthy foods don't sit with me well....I got sick from it."

Speaking to Pukk, Lazaryth says, "Well, I told you not to eat it."

Leafiara wryly says, "Hey, *one* of these days some guest will listen to my Abandoned Inn suggestion."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Pukk exclaims, "Exactly!"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Stormyrain says, "You're not dead."

Leafiara says, "So far it's been a no from Dennet, Osment, Cyph, and probably now Cordarius." (might have been Reannah instead of Cyph, actually)

Pukk says, "Now you understand."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Hapenlok says, "Been about fifteen years, Captain." (OOC notes: Hap's running story to explain his character's absence is that, in order to prevent Raznel from taking control of him yet again when he sensed it beginning to happen, he found a way to seal himself away in another dimension. There, time passed differently from our dimension--some 15-20 years that were a mere six months or so for us. Despite having expected to die there, he found his way out through a dimensional tear, but the aging has taken its toll.)

Hapenlok says, "Glad to see most of the old faces."

Stormyrain says, "..it's been about four months. But, I suppose time feels different to you."

Lylia dryly says, "My face is no older than it was last night. Except by a night."

Zosopage says, "Now he's calling us old. How rude."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Hapenlok says, "Well, to be brief, the night you all went after the first paragon, I banished myself."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Hapenlok says, "And it took me years to find my way back."

Hapenlok says, "Time and space."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "That's barely a heartbeat, to a beauty such as you possess."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk exclaims, "I missed you too little buddy!"


Cordarius' Arrival

Magister Cordarius just arrived.

Speaking warmly to Ysharra, Lylia says, "Oh, flatterer."

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "I owe you a handshake."

Speaking amiably to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Evenin'."

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "Later ...though."

Lylia lightly says, "Speaking of flatterers...good evening, Magister Cordarius."

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr says, "Evenin Magister."

Cordarius grins at Lylia.

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra says, "Hello again, sirrah. Keeping warm, I hope."

Cordarius exclaims, "Hello all!"

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "If you wait here with us, a evil imp mage will be here soon."

Cordarius says, "Yes, some nights."

Cordarius winks at Ysharra.

Speaking to Ushea, Pukk says, "He is an imp."

Lyrna says, "Good evening, Magister."

Speaking to Cordarius, Zosopage says, "Good eve to you."

Pukk says, "Anytime now."

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "I haven't seen you in a long time, and I already want to kill you."

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra says, "I hope you'll spare us the details, we'll get jealous."

Pukk says, "Wait..."

Cordarius says, "I've some news to share."

Speaking amusedly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "So business as usual."

Cordarius says, "Well, we, I suppose."

Cordarius nods at Raelee.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Zosopage says, "He has that kind of face, doesn't he."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "Oh yeah, you're the imp with a sense of humor."

Cordarius asks, "Imp!?"

Cordarius sets about preparing himself to be as presentable as possible.

Pukk says, "Imp."

Speaking flatly to Cordarius, Raelee says, "You were so eager to spread the news. Do proceed."

Speaking to Bbee, Lazaryth says, "You've always had an unusual way of making friends."

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara explains, "Short for Imperial... it's Pukk-speak."

Cordarius says, "Let's go inside though."

Maylan asks, "Who is this fella again?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Raelee says, "It works, no? You enjoy talking, thus it is now your job."

Lylia traces an arcane sigil in the air while incanting, resulting in the opening of a small rift in space beside her. Her eyes glow momentarily as a lean white imp comes hurtling out of the rift.

Cordarius asks, "Mayor, your office? While we still can?"

Lylia says, "That is an imp."

Maylan asks, "He's an imp?"

Lylia says, "Join me."

[joining]

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara says, "The perfect subordinate then."

Speaking to a lean white imp, Ysharra says, "Welcome, NevillenotNeville."

Pukk exclaims, "Wait!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "A minor benefit."

Speaking to Cordarius, Bbee says, "Here drink this."

Bbee offers Cordarius a silvery blue potion.

Lyrna says, "Too slow Pukk."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Lylia!"

Cordarius accepts Bbee's silvery blue potion.

Lyrna says, "Gotta be faster than that."

Bbee says, "Drink up."

Speaking to Ysharra, Melikor says, "He is outside."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "I'll have to come up with a fitting sobriquet for your..guests."

Pukk says, "Now it's official."

Speaking to Pukk, Maylan asks, "Would it help if I left and rejoined?"

Speaking cautiously to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Careful, the last Magi--well, former Magister to drink that started floating." (here, though I should probably clarify that Pylasar was even a former Grand Magister)

[travel]

Zosopage asks, "Any more of them potions?"

Pukk says, "No, it's okay. I had to make it official like."

[Moot Hall, Mayor Lylia's Office]

From a dais, the maoral desk and an ivory and velvet curule seat loom over two carved wooden chairs. Tapestry rugs cover the hardwood floor, their patterns complementing the arched windows flanking the desk. A stag's head stares at a panoramic fresco mounted opposite it. In a corner near the bar, a scarred witchwood perch rises to the high ceiling, while several feet away, a black iron stove rests against the west wall and is topped with a silver kettle. You also see a lean white imp, a varnished modwir door, a maoral bookcase and a small maoral sideboard with some stuff on it.

Lylia says, "Avail yourself of the bar, if you like. Or of the tea-kettle."

Speaking to herself, Maylan says, "Don't mind if I do."

Cordarius leans against a maoral desk.

Speaking to Cordarius, Maylan says, "Mind the desk. She's testy about it."

Hapenlok says, "I've greatly missed coffee in my time in exile."

Suddenly you have the strangest feeling that you are being watched.

The feeling fades as quickly as it came.

Cordarius gives a slight flick of his wrist, and a crisp green apple suddenly appears in his hand!

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr asks, "It be good news Sir?"

Pukk says, "Somebody peekin."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Leafiara wonders, "Need a fresh one of those?"

Cordarius says, "Yes, I think so."

Lazaryth asks, "Mm?"

Speaking to Bbee, Zosopage asks, "Any more of them potions by chance?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra says, "Please."

Cordarius says, "But before I get to it, since there will be boundless questions..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Bbee asks, "Did he drink it?"

(Leafiara glances at Lazaryth and then appraisingly at the apple.)

Speaking to Cordarius, Lylia says, "There always are."

Lazaryth says, "Ah.. no thank you. I've had my fill of apples for a while."

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra says, "Tease."

Speaking deeply to Goldstr, Guarrin says, "Another friend of mine was quite fond of it as well."


Blight Plans

Cordarius says, "I'd like us to meet again within the week, well, for those who wish to meet to discuss the blight."

Cordarius says, "And perhaps begin some further work on what we can do."

Raelee quietly says, "We are nearly ready to begin."

Cordarius says, "I've heard rumors there's a handful of theories running around."

Lyrna says, "I do have some information regarding that."

Cordarius says, "I'd love to have some presented beforehand, or during our discussion."

Goldstr asks, "Da witch put bugs in some a us. Can we git rid a dem?"

Cordarius says, "Let's see what we can do. Together."

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra asks, "That it feeds off of mana, especially concentrated nodes and the Reach?"

Cordarius says, "I do not wish to have us overlapping our efforts."

Speaking to Madmountan, Ushea says, "Thanks, um, got in a little over my head with that ale."

Speaking to Raelee, Lyrna says, "I was actually hoping to speak with you again soon regarding it."

Maylan says, "It's clearly Rodnay's doing."

Bbee says, "You owe me a hug for that potion."

Speaking quietly to Lyrna, Raelee says, "Very well."

Cordarius says, "So we'll get to that in time."


Regarding Thadston

Cordarius says, "Now for my other news."

Cordarius says, "Sir Thadston is alive."

Lazaryth says, "Excellent."

Speaking to Cordarius, Bbee says, "You owe me a hug for that potion."

Lylia says, "Wonderful news."

Leafiara confidently says, "Knew he was too stubborn to die out there."

Bernadette softly says, "Good news indeed."

Speaking to Cordarius, Stormyrain asks, "You've seen him?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra asks, "Is he...all right?"

Shinann asks, "Where is he?"

Lylia nods at Ysharra.

Cordarius says, "I have seen him. So has Magister Raelee."

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra asks, "Does he need healing?"

Lylia says, "That was my first question too."

Stormyrain says, "I see."

Shinann asks, "Where is he?"

Cordarius says, "In the Outpost under observation still."

Maylan surprisedly exclaims, "So he's home!"

Zosopage says, "Thadston is a stubborn one."

Cordarius says, "It is our hope within a week or so we can permit others to visit."

Leafiara says, "Well, as long as he's recovering alright..."

Goldstr exclaims, "Good news to hear!"

Stormyrain asks, "Permit?"

Cordarius says, "We had some concerns."

Maylan says, "Oh oh we should bring him soup."

Speaking to Cordarius, Lazaryth says, "Do tell."

Ysharra says, "That sounds...like the news is tinged with some reality. He must be needing some special attending."

Cordarius says, "In fact, we learned of his survival a few weeks ago."

Cordarius nods at Lylia. (indiscernible what this is a response to)

Lyrna asks, "What IS his condition?"

Maylan mutters, "Coulda told us a few weeks ago."

Stormyrain asks, "Is he there of his own volition?"

Shinann says, "You did not tell us? I wish to see him."

Raelee says, "He is not conscious enough to offer an opinion."

Cordarius says, "I was not there when they found him in the Bleaklands. So I know only what I've been told but..."

Guarrin deeply asks, "Who found him?"

Ysharra says, "He's been through a great deal. I am amazed and grateful he yet lives."

Lylia says, "Has he been attended by those who know his condition best, including Casiphia? While I feel certain he is receiving the best of care, it is important that he also have continuity of care."

Zosopage says, "Just don't let Crux near him."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia murmurs something you don't understand.

Leafiara wonders, "Do you all hire empaths or other healers, or is it truly only a Hall of *Mages*?"

Cordarius says, "It had been some time after the battle with the witch when he was found, but he was alive...and wandering the Bleaklands. Blood dripping from his arms and hands, shards infused into his flesh. Likely from his gauntlets."

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Ysharra says something you don't understand.

Maylan says, "Whoa..."

Cordarius says, "He had not seem to have lost any weight, despite his lack of options for nutrition."

Cordarius says, "...and the festering wound on his side."

Cordarius says, "Gone."

Hapenlok murmurs, "There was a blood apple tree out in the Bleaklands, wasn't there?" (several now)

Lazaryth says, "Curious."

Speaking to Cordarius, Hleef says, "Maybe assuming the shards are from his gauntlets isn't the best avenue."

Ysharra asks, "Have you made sure he's not a golem?"

Goldstr says, "Verra good news der."

Ysharra says, "Because these people will ask."

Lazaryth says, "And potentially disturb -"

Lazaryth says, "Yes."

Bbee says, "Gotta stay smelling good when you charge hugs."

Speaking to Ysharra, Leafiara says, "I was about to ask that, but Raelee would know to check."

Madmountan says, "Assuming that's related to her dying."

Raelee flatly says, "... he is not a golem."

Cordarius says, "He did not seem to recognize anyone or anything at first, and yes, we did worry..."

Cordarius asks, "Is the flesh alive? What of the man?"

Cordarius says, "So you will forgive our caution for a measure of time."

Cordarius says, "To ensure the man truly was still alive."

Cordarius says, "No point in getting people's hopes up."

Cordarius asks, "You know?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra says, "Is it possible that he was...affected by some of the timeshifting we saw in the Bleaklands."

Cordarius says, "Let the man die a hero if he's gone."

Lazaryth noncommittally says, "Mm."

Maylan says, "He's already changed so much over the years."

Shinann asks, "When can Captain Stormyrain and I see him?"

Cordarius nods at Ysharra.

Cordarius says, "Anything is possible. We know so little of the Bleaklands."

Speaking in Sylvankind, Stormyrain bitterly states, "Men and their need for 'heroes'."

Lylia says, "Understandable. We must care not only for the individual but also for the legacy that remains. Sensible, really."

Cordarius says, "Within a week's time is our goal."

Cordarius nods at Shinann.

Guarrin whispers something to Stormyrain.

Cordarius says, "A handful of visitors. Those he knew well."

Lazaryth calmly says, "I'll certainly be curious to hear his story."

Shinann nods at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "He's been sleeping for awhile, with our aid."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Ysharra says, "I wish we could see him."

Speaking to Cordarius, Maylan promises, "We will bring soup."

Cordarius says, "As we finish conducting some...observations."

Cordarius exclaims, "But enough has been done to verify he is truly alive. This is good news!"

Lazaryth says, "I agree that a man recovering from something like that probably doesn't want thirty near-strangers around his bed."

Lylia says, "Unquestionably good news. But speaking of strangers, has Casiphia been in attendance too? Perhaps she could shed light on his condition."

Speaking deeply to Lazaryth, Zolis says, "I fail to see how that's stressful."

Lyrna says, "Probably. There are things worse than Gosaena's realm."

Cordarius says, "Whatever he endured in the Bleaklands, he survived, he's here, and that is good news."

Felita says, "We hopins fer best."

Cordarius says, "She has not."

Cordarius looks over at Lylia and shakes his head.

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra says, "I am content with the news he lives, and I know Magister Raelee and your colleagues will study his condition."

Cordarius agrees with Ysharra.

Cordarius says, "The man deserves nothing less."

Lazaryth whispers something to Maylan.

Stormyrain asks, "Thadston had made it explicitly clear that he did not wish to be sedated for any reason, before the Bleaklands. I will assume that you will minimize his sedation from this moment forward, now that you know he will live?"

Goldstr says, "Sir Andrews be a verra strong Knight. He will perservere."

Speaking to Xorus, Lylia says, "Thadston has been found, is still unconscious, but is apparently recovering." (Xorus had just come into the room, so she was catching him up)

Speaking to Stormyrain, Raelee says, "You should not assume that, no."

Speaking to Raelee, Stormyrain says, "Then I request it, as one of his seconds in Command."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Raelee says, "Noted."

Cordarius says, "We will do what is necessary. It is obviously difficult to observe the man's condition if he is sleeping ALL the time."

Shinann says, "I agree with Stormyrain."

Lylia says, "I share the Captains' concerns. After all, our Town Council has grown so very thin..."

Ysharra says, "...I am heartened to know the wound is gone..."

Ysharra says, "Even if it makes me wonder what all happened to him."

Lylia says, "We hardly have a Town Council left, and an election approaching quickly. It is a perilous time."

Stormyrain says, "What is necessary is for him to be returned to the Landing as soon as possible. He is no longer under the purview of the Hall of Mages, or the Empire. He is a Landing citizen, and our Marshal."

Lyrna says, "It depends on why, to most of these concerns. If his mind is not intact... Zelia is not always... kind."

Lylia agrees, "We do need him, it is true. But we must also ensure he is in good health and of sound mind. After all...he practically is the Town Council at this point."

Raelee clearly says, "One we have ascertained he is not a threat... and once we have asceratained that *Thadston* in mind and soul lives, and not just his body."

Cordarius says, "No offense Lady Captain, but, your town is hardly equipped with the means to contain and observe him effectively."

Cordarius says, "Let's not bristle for the sake of bristle. We're on the same side."

Lazaryth says, "I expect Sir Thadston ought to be the one to decide what happens to Sir Thadston."

Lylia says, "Just so."

Madmountan tries to bristle, but only succeeds in grimacing.

Ysharra says, "He trusted Raelee up until the last."

Cordarius snickers at Madmountan.

Madmountan grins stupidly.

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "The town held Thrayzar just fine while he was recovering from odd temporal issues."

Ysharra says, "He went through that portal and did what needed to be done, and trusted her to do the same."

Cordarius asks, "How'd that work out?" (I assume responding to Leafi, since that response given to Ysharra regarding Raelee would be a bit... rude)

Ysharra says, "I will hold to that, as well."

Guarrin deeply asks, "Perhaps letting his seconds speak to him at the very least could not pose much of a risk, no?"

Bbee asks, "Bristle for the sake of bristling, sounds like a half krolvin thing?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Pretty well, up until your outpost lost him." (following the train of thought here... Leafi was initially referring to the militia holding Thrayzar after use of the Rone gauntlets left him temporally unstable. Cordarius seemingly jumped about a year ahead to the current situation in which Thrayzar is lost, so Leafi too switched gears to say that it was the outpost that Raznel released him from. If he'd wanted to continue the argument, then the best followup counter would have been that moving Thrayzar there was Thadston's idea. That would have blindsided Leafi and essentially won the debate, if we want to frame it as such, but ironically it would be missing her point a bit. Leafi doesn't actually mind Thadston being kept at the outpost since she assumes he's still in good standing with the Hendorans after his time as outpost commander, so she never backed up Stormy or Shinann in wanting him returned. She just disagreed with the idea that the Landing can't contain someone, then Cordarius took a snipe and she fired back, heh.)

Speaking sarcastically to Cordarius, Hapenlok comments, "Oh, yes....I do believe I like you."

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr says, "Was da witch but she be gone now."

Stormyrain dryly says, "I'm not sure he would hold the same opinion if he knew that the Magister was involved with Grishom Stone." (For such a short statement, the number of things to unpack here is pretty wild. If she was referring to the recent vision of seeing Raelee with Grishom, then it makes sense why Thadston wouldn't know of it, but then it might not even necessarily be so much "was involved" as "will be involved"--or even "is involved." On the other hand, if Stormy was referring to whatever incident led Grishom to guard her mind, then framing it as past tense makes sense, but I'm not sure why Thadston doesn't know such considering that it's been known at least for years, if not longer.)

Lylia reminds, "And those nearest him will speak to him soon. I think that is precisely what we are discussing, in fact."

Speaking to Cordarius, Shinann says, "No offense, but the last mage at that outpost tried to kill me. So, we do have concerns."

Bernadette softly says, "Fer awhile anna ways."

Zosopage says, "I'm sure he will seek an audiance with whom he wishes to speak with when he is ready."

Cordarius says, "It's okay. The last half-sylvan I met betrayed me, stole some of my work, and left me for dead."

Cordarius says, "I won't hold it against you though."

Cordarius nods at Shinann.

Maylan says, "The Outpost was once his home. I hope he is at least comfortable."

Lylia says, "Perhaps we could again recall that we are working to a common cause here."

Lylia clearly says, "The Blight. Ending it."

Cordarius points at Lylia.

Cordarius taps his nose.

Speaking to Shinann, Hapenlok says, "I think I like him, for real now."

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr says, "'sides watchin his health ye said Contain him. Nae makes me feel too trusting der."

Bernadette softly says, "Good coz."

Bernadette nods at Lylia.

Cordarius says, "Look, I'm not trying to keep a songbird in a shiny cage."

Cordarius says, "We're on the same side."

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Ysharra says something you don't understand.

Lylia says, "I am deeply amused at the idea of the songbird Thadston."

Cordarius says, "In a week or so we'll allow the Captains, and a few others to visit."

Cordarius says, "Then go from there."

Lazaryth says, "The Landing's chief export is suspicion."

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Ysharra says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Lazaryth, Lylia says, "And orphans."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Ysharra says, "I thought it was- yes."

Lazaryth says, "And suspicious orphans."

Lylia says, "A jest, by the way."

Speaking in Sylvankind to Chaoswynd, Stormyrain murmurs something you don't understand.

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "I heard that joke from my daughter, now I know where she got it from."

Hapenlok says, "Well, I'm a bit out of step. I've been in exile for many yea-months."

Hapenlok asks, "What's his condition that requires two magisters to keep a man under heavy sedation?"

Speaking amusedly in Sylvankind to Stormyrain, Chaoswynd murmurs something you don't understand.

Hapenlok asks, "Can you at least expound on that?"

Speaking in Sylvankind, Lazaryth says something you don't understand.

Speaking in Sylvankind, Stormyrain mutters something you don't understand.

Cordarius slowly empties his lungs.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Soneiken exclaims, "He's a research subject, we are talking about da Hall of mages!"

Hapenlok asks, "Is he ...stark raving mad?"

Lyrna says, "Thank you for bringing us this news."

Speaking dryly to Soneiken, Raelee says, "Everything is an opportunity to learn."

Cordarius says, "We know so little of the Bleaklands. The man survived for weeks? No food. Against dangers? Who knows."

Speaking amusedly in Sylvankind to Lazaryth, Stormyrain says something you don't understand.

Cordarius says, "Wandering around bleeding from his arms like some."

Cordarius shrugs.

Cordarius says, "Zombie."

Lylia says, "He was subject to some manner of powerful magical stress, due to the gauntlets he wore and their destruction. He also suffered a fall from a great height, and he was lost in the Bleaklands for some time. The good news is that the wound on his side healed."

Maylan says, "Could be time worked differently for him in there."

Lyrna says, "Assuming that time works the same way there."

Speaking to Raelee, Soneiken says, "Well, I wasn't so elequent in saying dat, but dats what I meant."

Speaking in Sylvankind to Stormyrain, Lazaryth says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr says, "Den best let Sir Andrews tell da tale."

Raelee quietly says, "... you should not expect him to be as he was."

Speaking to Cordarius, Hapenlok says, "I wouldn't exactly say there's no food there. I've seen at least one bloody apple tree over there."

Cordarius says, "His wound the witch gave him, is gone. Healed. So something happened." (well, Disean, but sure, distal cause of the witch)

Speaking to Lyrna, Ysharra says, "We have some reason to believe it does not."

Lylia says, "He was not 'as he was' after the Ithzir had him."

Speaking warmly in Sylvankind to Lazaryth, Leafiara says something you don't understand.

Cordarius says, "..and.."

Cordarius slowly empties his lungs.

Xorus says, "Fascinating."

Cordarius glances at Raelee.

Lylia asks, "Who among us are 'as we were' a decade ago? Or two?"

Maylan says, "Especially given all the mucking about with time that Pylasar was doing."

Speaking to Lylia, Raelee says, "... 'was' relative to his condition prior to the final battle against Raznel."

Zosopage says, "Perhaps he found some herbs that kept him alive."

Cordarius says, "We'll know more once we wake him up again but...."

Cordarius says, "We think he might be blind."

Speaking to Zosopage, Hapenlok says, "Not likely."

Speaking to Raelee, Lylia says, "Thank you for the clarification, Magister."

Speaking to Cordarius, Ysharra asks, "You like your pauses. Letting them run themselves down?"

Speaking to Zosopage, Maylan says, "If you ever find an herb in the Bleaklands...."

Maylan says, "Don't eat it."

Speaking quietly to Cordarius, Raelee says, "I concur."

Lazaryth murmurs, "That would be a difficult thing, for a man like him."

Cordarius says, "It could be a lingering effect of many things. We're not beyond hopeful."

Speaking to Lylia, Soneiken says, "Well, unfortunately I am, I havent grown not even a hair taller in decades."

Leafiara asks, "A blindness beyond cure, I take it...?"

Speaking to Zosopage, Hapenlok says, "All the work that Pupitillan was doing down there hasn't ...*ahem* taken fruit as of yet, nor is it likely to."

Cordarius nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara nods slowly at Cordarius.

Madmountan says, "I tried to eat a plant in the Bleaklands once, and Cruxophim killed me before I could put it in my mouth."

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Speaking to Madmountan, Maylan says, "He likely saved your lif....oh."

Ysharra says, "It could be a curse. Those as we know are hard to treat without knowing more about it."

Raelee quietly mentions, "... there is a difference between beyond cure and beyond immediate cure."

Speaking to Madmountan, Chaoswynd says, "He might've just been flirting with you."

Speaking to Madmountan, Lauranathalasa asks, "Did he call dibs?"

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara agrees, "True enough..."

Speaking to Madmountan, Lylia says, "Well, of course he did. That might have killed you."

Madmountan says, "To be fair, it was a black sapling not unlike the one he keeps with him."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara says, "Which is part of why I was asking earlier if you all have healers on hand or truly only mages."

Lyrna says, "Blindness is not the worst possible fate."

Speaking to Cordarius, Hapenlok says, "I mean, I don't exactly have any moral scruples, in this instance. I just would like to understand a little more what happened to him."

Zosopage says, "He may have found them in his belongings too."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "We have had healers with us since we erected the tents at the border. We never sent them back south."


Parting

Cordarius says, "I look forward to meeting again in a few nights. We'll discuss the blight. Some plans, theories, it will be exciting."

Speaking gratefully to Raelee, Leafiara says, "Good to know."

Lyrna says, "And yes, he could have had herbs with him."

Maylan asks, "Speaking of bleak and black saplings. What of the blight?"

Madmountan asks, "Anyone looked in the coffin to the kid?"

Speaking to Raelee, Hapenlok says, "Magister, I just have one question further for you. ...and Hello to you, by the way."

Madmountan asks, "I mean, what if he's all magically healed too?"

Speaking to Maylan, Lazaryth says, "Maylan, the soul of practicality."

Speaking curiously to Madmountan, Leafiara asks, "Which one?"

Bernadette softly says, "Interestin."

Speaking to Raelee, Hapenlok says, "Been an extremely long time."

Madmountan says, "Wait...maybe I'm just confused myself."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Maylan says, "I'd make an excellent Mayor."

Cordarius nods at Lylia. (indiscernible what this is a response to)

Speaking to Maylan, Lazaryth murmurs, "Indeed."

Madmountan asks, "Did we kill Disean? Or is he in a coffin?"

Speaking to Madmountan, Leafiara says, "If you were thinking Disean, he was sent away..."

Speaking to Raelee, Hapenlok asks, "I understand that the final fight took place near the outpost?"

Speaking diplomatically to Maylan, Lylia says, "It is fortunate for me that you decided to withdraw."

Speaking to Madmountan, Leafiara says, "In a coffin, but somewhere off with the erithians."

Madmountan says, "Yeah...sent away, but still look atabale."

Speaking to Raelee, Hapenlok asks, "Was there any signs of what Raznel took from me at the site of the final conflict?"

Goldstr says, "Disean should still be in coffin."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Raelee says, "Not that I am aware of."

Madmountan says, "Someone should check on him."

Speaking to Lylia, Maylan says, "Some bureaucratic nonsense forced my withdrawal."

Lylia flatly says, "Raznel died with only Pylasar's name on her lips, and that in a curse."

Leafiara thoughtfully says, "Maybe Casiphia would know more. She was the one who contacted them."

Leafiara nods at Madmountan.

Speaking smoothly to Maylan, Lylia says, "Oh, imagine that."

Speaking to Raelee, Hapenlok asks, "Would it be possible for me, in the future, to tour that battlefield?"

There is a small glow of white light next to Cordarius and a sealed parchment drops from it and into his hand. The light fades as he looks down, opening the note to read.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk says, "Raznel took at least 2 or 3 inches from your height. Sorry to break it to you..."

Speaking to Cordarius, Raelee asks, "Oh, what does she want now?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Raelee says, "No one has built a fence around it."

Cordarius whispers something to Raelee.

Speaking to Raelee, Maylan asks, "She who? That chronowench?"

Raelee whispers something to Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "Excuse me. Goodnight all, I look forward to our next meeting. Maybe less snow? More fireplaces."

Cordarius bows.

Leafiara says, "So the trophy room, then."

Speaking to Cordarius, Zosopage says, "Rest well."

Magister Cordarius just went through a varnished modwir door.


Ongoing Discussion

Madmountan says, "That guy isn't too bad."

Raelee glares at a varnished modwir door.

Maylan confusedly says, "But the blight..."

Lyrna asks, "Do you have a moment now, or soon?"

Goldstr exclaims, "Dat mussa been a important note!"

Lyrna smiles at Raelee.

Speaking to Pukk, Ushea says, "Only magic seen all night was that scroll. Was an interesting trick though."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara speculates, "I'm guessing that wasn't news that you've been promoted."

Raelee narrows her eyes and gives Leafiara a dirty look.

Leafiara adds, "Or dispatched to another non-Landing-adjacent area."

Maylan says, "Welp, I'm gonna go think on that Blight."

Speaking to Ushea, Pukk says, "I said he would be a mage...I didn't say magic."

Speaking to Lyrna, Raelee says, "... and now is fine."

Speaking to Pukk, Ushea says, "True true."

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra says, "I'll start what we spoke of."

Speaking in Faendryl, Zolis deeply says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra asks, "Any idea when?"

Lylia says, "While Magister Cordarius did not expand on the Blight, I agree with him -- it is a matter of utmost concern, and one which we seem close to solving, by multiple accounts."

Lazaryth says, "Mm."

Lazaryth says, "Well."

Speaking to Lylia, Goldstr says, "Aye Mayor."

Felita says, "Poor chillens."

Lazaryth says, "I trust you all and your worlds of knowledge to come up with something."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Pukk says, "Deep subject."

Lazaryth says, "I do believe I'm going to put my scarab to bed."

Lylia continues, "There was a time that the previous mayor worked on activating the bone pillars surrounding the town at some remove."

Stormyrain says, "If you will all excuse me, I have more paperwork to attend to at the barracks."

Lylia says, "Cruxophim's foresight may become useful to us now, sooner than we may have thought."

Lauranathalasa asks, "Might anyone know what those blue steel golems are and why they seem to be multiplying?"

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "Well, it wasn't just Cruxophim who thought that up, but he gets the credit because he did the work." (referring to Hap's contribution; regarding who did the work, it wasn't just Crux but a large percentage of the adventuring population here)

hmm, my understanding was that it's actually the opposite; he did think it up and more or less the entire adventuring population did the work (along with him))

Lyrna says, "If you will excuse me."

Speaking offhandedly to Lauranathalasa, Leafiara says, "Leftovers from the evacuation efforts."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "But I understand what you mean."

Speaking to Lauranathalasa, Zosopage says, "They were here to guard the town while we were in the Bleaklands."

Lauranathalasa says, "Ah ha."

Pukk says, "We also didn't find out why Balley's scarab was different....." (running gag as Balley's been concerned about it for ages)

Lylia silkily says, "He gets the credit because he was mayor. We must have some reason we do this job, after all."

Speaking to Pukk, Ushea asks, "Diffrent type of scarab showing up?"

Speaking to Lauranathalasa, Goldstr says, "Dey came to help us protect da Landin while much of us was after da Witch in da Bleaklands. Dey be safe."

Speaking to Ushea, Pukk says, "Yeah, the kind that stay in people."

Raelee says, "... I must return to work."

Lylia says, "Thank you again, Magister."

Goldstr says, "I gots a bug livin in me."

Bbee offers Melikor a silvery blue potion.

Pukk says, "Ah, Raelee, a mage of few words..."

Melikor accepts Bbee's silvery blue potion.

Speaking to Goldstr, Ysharra says, "You, Lazaryth, Maylan, and Raelee."

Hapenlok says, "Well."

Speaking to Bbee, Melikor asks, "Poison?"

Ysharra asks, "And ...someone else, I'm forgetting?"

Leafiara says, "And Avalera. Possibly another..."

Goldstr says, "Lady Roelaren I believe also."

Bbee says, "Drink it."

Regwen says, "Didn't Roelaren have a scarab."

Melikor takes a sip from his silvery blue potion and seems to become oddly buoyant.

Ysharra says, "I think so."

Pukk reaches out and takes Hapenlok's hand, shaking it vigorously. Suddenly a loud *bzzzzzzzzzt* emanates from their clasped hands! Hapenlok's arm vibrates wildly, causing him to jump and his eyes to grow wide!

Pukk exclaims, "See ya!"

Speaking to Bbee, Melikor says, "Hmm, doesn't taste like poison."

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "Do you really want me to ..."

You hear someone giggling.

Speaking to Bbee, Melikor says, "But thank you."

Hapenlok says, "I'm gonna kill him."

Speaking to Melikor, Goldstr says, "Ye will like da lad BBEE's gifts."

Speaking to Goldstr, Melikor says, "Yes, it was quite generous."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Tell them my story, Leafi."

Speaking to Goldstr, Ysharra says, "We'll find a way."

Hapenlok says, "I'm going to go find some whiskey."

Speaking amusedly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "You know it better than I do and you're right here."

Speaking to Goldstr, Ysharra says, "To get them out of you and the rest of our friends."

Hapenlok says, "I know, I'm old and ...lazy though."

Ushea says, "Think I'll take my leave. Good luck with, well....with whatever it is you are trying to figure out."

Zosopage asks, "Did I hear Hapenlok wants to kill Pukk?"

Hapenlok says, "Well, friends...it's good to be back."

Speaking wryly to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "I mean, it's not exactly news."

Zosopage says, "That didn't take long."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Regwen says, "Good ta see ye back."

Hapenlok says, "So, for a while I thought it was six months prior."

Lord Chamorr just came through a varnished modwir door.

Bbee offers Regwen a silvery blue potion.

Bbee says, "Drink up."

Speaking to Chamorr, Regwen says, "Hooligan."

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr asks, "Miss me?"

Shinann just went through a varnished modwir door.

(Leafi immediately follows after Shinann to make good on what she was saying earlier about having something for her, so the log ends here)