Landing Events - 5120-04-11 - About Face (log)

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Olaesta 11-12, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Interim Marshal Thadston comes to Moot Hall with a backpack of paddles to dump into the trash barrel. Thrassus and Sir Goldstr note his sight isn't recovering, but he says his other senses are strong--and as Monthas gets out his own paddle, Thadston notices.
  • Thadston asks if Magister Svala is here and if she knew about this; she says she did and he says we'll be taking the statue back. Thrassus says he thought he didn't like it; Thadston says he doesn't, but even less likes Octaven having it since she attacked the town once. Raelee asks what the objection is, saying we don't have a complete understanding of how the statue released the blight and the least Thadston could do, after months of effort in curing the blight, is allow the Hall to finish its work.
  • Thadston notices the presence of the newly returned Kiske and asks if she's real, starting to lift a hand toward her, but an azure light flickers at his neck and he stops mid-movement. He tells her about Walkar's return in the form of a memory, surprising her that no one else told before--but everyone explains it wasn't really him. Captain Stormyrain mentions that we did discover his grave is empty.
  • Krampton tells Thadston he asked Grishom Stone about the azure light around his (Thadston's) neck and Stone said he has to deal with his own demons, so Krampton asks what that means; Thadston says it means he shouldn't jump at the words of a twisted man.
  • Kiske asks if Walkar's remains were found and Thadston says they'll find them one day and do a proper new burial, and informs her about Abygail Walkar's death. Stormy says she and Thadston will have a discussion about decorum some day; he says he'll leave the details to those better suited.
  • Back to the statue, Thadston says he trusts Raelee and Cordarius, but not Octaven. Lylia asks about Vlashandra and he at first says "who," then just says he avoided her arrival. He tells Raelee to let Octaven know he'll speak wth her, and he'll also speak with Breshon and wants the statue back within the week. She says that's hardly reasonable; he says reasonable is asking before taking, as Octaven is undermining the current and previous mayor, the town council, and the town, which Leafi agrees with. If the Hall needs further study, then the council can arrange time on our terms within our walls.
  • Thadston confers with Leafi briefly, then Thadston announces that the two are in agreement that before we use the Landing's time and resources for Pylasar's sham of a trial, we demand payment to rebuild the mobile defense towers she destroyed. Leafi adds that it's a debt overdue from the same time she'd offered Mayor Cruxophim golems that also took years to deliver. A flicker of azure light flashes and curls in Leafi's direction briefly, which Sonnillon inquires about, but Thadston only glances at him and ignores it.
  • Raelee cautions Thadston that the Hall has harmed and helped the town, as the towers were destroyed but pylons were given, and counting every silver is a road to more tension; he says he appreciates her advice, but since Octaven wants to preside over Pylasar, it's also in the spirit of justice to focus on what is still owed to us.
  • Another coil of azure light strokes Thadston's ear and Alisette asks if he's okay, saying she's a healer and had to ask. Xanthium and Leafi ask if it's an enchantment to aid him in some way or guide him around with magic, but he says no one is helping him--and meanwhile Alisette turns pale and begins to nearly tear up. She says a voice told her "Stay away from him. He's mine. I'll murder you and everyone you love."
  • While others reassure Alisette that she's safe, Thadston says he's fine and there have clearly been effects of what happened in the Bleaklands, so don't press. Stormy asks about Casiphia and Thadston says she's well and has been busy training recruits; she says that she and Captain Shinann will have to connect with and coordinate with her a bit more. Thadston says they're growing now that not everyone is consumed with the blight. He appreciates the concern, but says he should call it a night.
  • He welcomes Kiske back again and apologizes for his untimely information about Walkar. Stormy and Shinann offer him help to the barracks, but he ignores them, and Alisette reiterates to Thadston to let her know if he needs healing help.
  • He walks off, but Alisette still seems troubled and her mother Balley asks if something else happened; Alisette tells everyone that the voice told her Thadston doesn't need her help, and to stay back or it'll bleed her and hers. The group confers about who's heard the voice, noting that it's so far only reacted to ladies and those with magic.


Highlights

Thadston empties the contents of his backpack, which amounts to over two dozen paddles, into the trash barrel.
Minniemae rummages through a large purple wooden barrel but it's clear she hasn't a clue if what she is looking for is there.
Minniemae says, "Doggone it I am always too slow."
Speaking to Stormyrain, Guarrin says, "Suppose they're distractions from training."
Atherion cheers, "Hey look someone full of themselves!"
Speaking offhandedly to Atherion, Leafiara asks, "Which one?"
Speaking calmly to Leafiara, Atherion says, "You know you've nailed it when ya need to ask."
Speaking raspily to Cruxophim, Sonnillon asks, "I love your smell.  Is that death?"
Thadston whispers something to Leafiara.
Leafiara ponders.
Leafiara whispers something to Thadston.
Thadston nods.
Thadston turns toward Leafiara and renders a sharp salute with his oak walking stick.
Leafiara grins.
Leafiara turns toward Thadston and renders a sharp hand salute.
Thadston says, "The Mayor and I have held a meeting, and we are in agreement."
Cryheart says, "Quick meeting."
Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "The Hall has both harmed and helped this town.  The towers were destroyed, the pylons were given.  Counting every silver spent in both directions is a road to more tension."
Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "And I am saying this as an observer, and not as Octaven's representative."
Speaking heartily to Raelee, Chamorr says, "Maybe if da Empire had some manners."
Speaking tiredly to Chamorr, Raelee says, "No one in this equation has manners."
Thadston tenses for a moment as a coil of azure light seems to stroke his ear then vanishes.
Berost deeply says, "Dern light be coaxin ya man. Caressing ya like a bar wench wantin ya ta buy that last ale..."
Alisette whispers to the group, "And they just said this:  A voice whispers to you, "He doesn't need your help. Stay back or I'll bleed you and yours."."
Speaking quietly to herself, Raelee mutters, "I need that reassignment."
Lylia whispers to the group, "The voice spoke of him as 'mine,' but there are different senses in which that can be true."
Lylia whispers to the group, "My husband is mine, and my dinner is mine, but I only devour one of them. Generally."


Log

Awaiting Thadston

[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 the Wental disk, the Fortiss disk, the parrot-shaped Aplom disk, a rush lion, the Endark disk, a rose-marrow potion, a rose-marrow potion, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a sturdy wooden box, a plain thanot chest, a dented silver coffer, some wolifrew lichen, a tincture of wolifrew, a heavy backpack, a tall fluted crystal glass with a delicate rounded lip, some spikey silvery lint, a midnight blue blouse, a bedraggled chalk white shirt, a ragged ochre dress, a merlin feather, a pair of small steel jaws, a pair of small steel jaws, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: Zakarius, Kalindon who is kneeling, Nicmo who is lying down, Lady Alisette, Guarrin, Zosopage, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Jaundis, Fortiss, Ghald, Kylima who is sitting, Shaddyan, Jasterone who is sitting, Mayor Leafiara, Kiske who is sitting, Great Lord Kareem, Kelaren, Lord Flauless, Stormyrain, Magister Raelee, Goldstr, Inoxia, Beaumaunt, Giantphang who is sitting, Sorkein, Endark, Lord Ilyumar, Tevalor, Sir Cryheart, Lord Chamorr, Augerell, Elbromo, Haleran, Lady Porom

The sky begins to fill with huge clouds, dark and grey on the bottom, pale and white atop, their puffy crowns ascending toward the heavens.

Balley softly says, "Interesting."

Speaking to Kiske, Goldstr asks, "But ye still has fond memories a Walkar aye?"

Kiske says, "So that still happens."

Balley softly says, "Clouds are coming."

Speaking heartily to Kiske, Chamorr says, "Later an later."

Balley softly says, "Or was it just me that saw them."

Speaking to Goldstr, Kiske says, "Yes, very."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara explains, "In any case, he thought if there was any chance it could help with the search, it would be better to give it to someone than let it stay in his locker."

Balley softly says, "I tend to see things from time to time."

Ghald says, "Clouds are moving in..."

Cryheart says, "Rain clouds."

Zosopage says, "Was gonna say for Cryheart to fall asleep then the rain will come."

Speaking to Kiske, Goldstr says, "Goods to know as has I."

Speaking to Goldstr, Kiske says, "He was the best of men."

Some townspeople pass by and gawk at Kiske.

Speaking to Cryheart, Kiske says, "Maybe they remember my Wanted poster."

Speaking to Kiske, Leafiara enthuses, "Popular tonight!"

Balley softly says, "Intersting."

Zosopage says, "Well you are wearing clothes so that can't be it."

Speaking drunkenly to Cryheart, Gutstorm exclaims, "So yooz know how yooz wont let me eat Owlie? Well I got da next best fing....Owlies kids!"

Cryheart asks, "Aye, Gutstorm?"

Gutstorm removes a small glossy white owl egg from in his traveller's cloak.

Gutstorm shows Cryheart his white owl egg.

Cryheart gawks at Gutstorm.

Speaking to Leafiara, Kiske says, "Im betting it's more they remember some not as happy times."

Gutstorm breaks open his egg, squealing with delight!

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Dinner!"

(Gutstorm devours his egg.)

Ghald exclaims, "Hail Zelia!"

Ghald just went west.

Leafiara amusedly says, "Ten days too late for--"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Speaking to Pukk, Zosopage says, "I thought you hated the rain."

Speaking drunkenly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Gutstorm says, "Me kidding Owlie, me wanted to mess wif Cryheart."

Razanetika softly says, "I have no idea how I got here."

Razanetika softly says, "I was at a table."

Speaking gently to Razanetika, Leafiara inquires, "Need a cure for drunkenness then?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Razanetika says, "No, I think I'm sleep walking again."

Balley softly asks, "Just rain no thunder?"

Speaking amiably to Balley, Leafiara says, "Works for me."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Kiske asks, "Is Thrayzar still the Marshall?"

Speaking to Kiske, Stormyrain says, "He is, though Thadston is the Interim Marshal until Thrayzar returns and is fully ready to resume his duties."

Thunder claps in the distance.

Razanetika softly says, "An the thunder rolls."

Speaking to Kiske, Stormyrain states, "Thrayzar has had a difficult few years."

Speaking amusedly to Balley, Leafiara says, "You had to say it."

Speaking to Razanetika, Eledryn asks, "What's a cute elf like you doing in a Town Square like this?"

Balley softly says, "Ah there is the thunder."

Speaking softly to Eledryn, Razanetika says, "Apparently admiring the sudden change in weather."

Balley softly says, "As long as the lightning does not hit me tonight I am good."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Kiske says, "He's had a rough life, it seems....if I recall his life before coming here was no picnic."

Speaking to Razanetika, Eledryn says, "Ah. River's Rest has nicer weather."

Speaking to Pukk, Eledryn asks, "Have I mentioned how roomy this coat is?"

Madmountan balances the grey ball attached to his greenish fir paddle on its surface for a brief moment before gently flicking it upward. The ball launches into the air but is tugged back to the surface by the securing string. Becoming a grey blur, the ball strikes the surface for the first time and launches into the air again...

and again...

and again...

Unfortunately, he wasn't able to bounce the grey ball back into the air.

Maiv powerfully purges her spell from her esophagus in a vicious tidal wave of raw energy...

Maiv gestures at Madmountan.

Madmountan suddenly starts moving light-footedly.

Madmountan balances the grey ball attached to his greenish fir paddle on its surface for a brief moment before gently flicking it upward. The ball launches into the air but is tugged back to the surface by the securing string. Becoming a grey blur, the ball strikes the surface for the first time and launches into the air again...

and again...

and again...

and again...

and again...

and again...

and again...

and again...

and again...

and again...

Unfortunately, he wasn't able to bounce the grey ball back into the air.

Madmountan exclaims, "See!"

Madmountan exclaims, "It worked!"

Leafiara glances briefly up, then down again. Suddenly, her eyes bulge and she whips her head around to gape at Madmountan.

Elbromo says, "Wow."

Kiske asks, "Thadston..Thadston....Imperial guy?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Zosopage says, "You're gonna get dizzy that way."

Leafiara says, "Formerly, indeed."

Thadston: "Eve."

Leafiara: "Good eve!"

Cryheart: "Hail Thadston."

Cryheart says, "Thadston on the amulet."

Zosopage says, "Watching Mad's balls bounce like that."

Guarrin: "Evening."

Kiske asks, "But not so bad, kind of a stick-in-the-mud....but not so bad if I rememeber?"

Shinann: "Evening, Marshal."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody bounce their paddle balls!"

Hanimeer: "Salutation."

Elbromo says, "Another that been around da bend..more den once."

Speaking to Kiske, Raelee says, "... a matter of perspective."

Zosopage: "Good evening Thadston."

Speaking to Kiske, Stormyrain says, "Yes. Now a Landing Citizen."

Speaking to Kiske, Stormyrain offers, "..and he's changed since you saw him last."

Chamorr: "Evenin Thad."

Stormyrain says, "In multiple ways."

Kiske says, "I only remember him as quite serious, but seemed pretty practical and ... I don't know..sad."

Stormyrain whispers something to Kiske.

Pukk recites:

"Join Cryheart!"

Goldstr: "Evenin Sir Andrews!"

Speaking to Pukk, Maiv asks, "Why?"

Speaking to Kiske, Leafiara says, "Sounds mostly right still."

Lylia: "Good evening to you."

[Madmountan and Eledryn with the paddle balls]

Pukk recites:

"That's right! Paddle those balls!"

Hanimeer: "Excuse me, I am recently arrived here. I have several types of boxes which are locked and I've heard that some can open them?"

Speaking to his pale beech paddle, Eledryn asks, "Really now?"

Maiv balances the pink ball attached to her red teak paddle on its surface for a brief moment before gently flicking it upward. The ball launches into the air but is tugged back to the surface by the securing string.

In a blur of pink, the small sphere smacks her right in the eye!

Maiv says, "Ouch...ouch."

[Monthas and Razanetika with the paddle balls]

Lylia: "Yes, if you head to the East Tower by the North Gate, you will find a great deal of help for those boxes."

Leafiara: "You'll want to check in the east tower at the North Gate for locksmiths."

Speaking to herself, Stormyrain murmurs, "I am going to cut all the strings on every damned paddle I see."

Maiv says, "It got my eye."

Speaking to herself, Stormyrain mutters, "Every. One."

Monthas says, "Aww I've got blue balls."

[Zosopage with the paddle ball]

Pukk recites:

"All together now!"

Dwi heartily asks, "A hubbub?"

Monthas balances the blue ball attached to his red teak paddle on its surface for a brief moment before gently flicking it upward. The ball launches into the air but is tugged back to the surface by the securing string.

In a blur of blue, the small sphere smacks him right in the eye!

Cryheart says, "Lock em up."

Speaking lightly to Dwi, Leafiara says, "For now it's mostly just us and the paddles."

Hanimeer: "Oh. Yes. Perhaps they haven't arrived. Thank you very much, everyone."

Speaking to Pukk, Maiv says, "But if keeps hitting me in the eye."

Monthas says, "Ow."

Monthas says, "Damn thing."

Speaking to Maiv, Pukk says, "Well don't point it at yourself."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "I'll show em how to use em proper."

Lylia: "Of course. And welcome to Wehnimer's Landing."

Monthas asks, "Any healing for my eye?"

Speaking to Pukk, Maiv says, "Ooohhhhh."

[Pukk with the paddle ball]


Updating Thadston

Thadston comes into view near the north road of town, carrying a large backpack in his hands as he approaches Moot Hall.

Sir Cryheart's group just went east.

[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 sinuous bone white serpent that is sitting and a large purple wooden barrel.

[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 the Guarrin disk, the Zosopage disk, a sinuous bone white serpent that is sitting and a large purple wooden barrel.

Also here: Bernadette, Imperatrix Lylia, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Krobos, Kiske, Tolene, High Lady Shyspirit, Xorus, High Lord Mongonator, Winterwinds, Stormyrain, Master Eledryn, Maiv, Pukk, High Lord Gutstorm, Lady Alisette, Guarrin, Zosopage, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Goldstr, Lord Chamorr, Elbromo, Sir Cryheart, Lord Thadston

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain greets, "Marshal."

Cryheart says, "Evening Lord Thadston."

Speaking amiably to Thadston, Leafiara greets, "Good eve there."

Balley softly says, "Hello Thadston."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr exclaims, "Evenin Sir!"

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "... Thadston."

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Howdy."

Elbromo says, "Hmm gonna need to burn dem paddles sooner den later."

Shinann says, "Evening."

Dwi yells, "Found em!"

Thadston pauses in the middle of the street, feeling for soemthing with his foot.

Rattas says, "Ow."

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

Madmountan says, "It's gone."

Atherion cheers, "Hey look someone full of themselves!"

Alisette says, "They are gone."

Thadston taps the purple wooden barrel with his foot.

Speaking to Thadston, Zosopage says, "Good evening, Thadston."

Speaking offhandedly to Atherion, Leafiara asks, "Which one?"

Cryheart says, "Ye are just outside the Moot Hall."

Madmountan says, "He's lookin for the statue."

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus says, "I see your eyesight isn't getting any better."

Cryheart says, "No statue."

Thadston empties the contents of his backpack, which amounts to over two dozen paddles, into the trash barrel.

Lylia notes, "The large statue is gone. It may have left some uneven flagstones."

Pietra exclaims, "Paddles!"

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr asks, "Yer eyes nae gittin better?"

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Ya need a dog, where's Winston."

Minniemae rummages through a large purple wooden barrel but it's clear she hasn't a clue if what she is looking for is there.

Kiske whispers something to Stormyrain.

Raincail quietly says, "Seems about right."

Speaking amusedly to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "He's in the the trophy room where he's been for about two years."

Minniemae says, "Doggone it I am always too slow."

Thadston says, "My sight is gone, but my other senses are strong."

Speaking calmly to Leafiara, Atherion says, "You know you've nailed it when ya need to ask."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Guarrin says, "Suppose they're distractions from training."

Thadston taps an ear.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi asks, "Where's da kitten storyboard?"

Monthas removes a suede-handled red teak paddle from in his blue backpack.

Speaking to herself, Stormyrain murmurs, "Finally some damned sense."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "That was one way for him to win Stormy's heart."

Speaking to Thadston, Krampton says, "I would give ya my paddle to toss out too, but I need it too much."

Stormyrain adopts an agreeable expression.

Thadston squints.

Thadston glances at Monthas.

Madmountan exclaims, "I made sure to put my paddle away when he got here!"

Zosopage says, "Good for concentration and coordination."

Cryheart says, "Wise man."

Pietra says, "And poking your eyes out."

Lylia says, "I also find interesting conversation good for concentration."

Thadston asks, "The statue is gone, eh?"

Shinann says, "Yes."

Alisette says, "Yes, it is."

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Leafiara says, "Taken away to the Hall for now, at least."

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "No, it's still right here."

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Dwi says, "Imma opposite."

Pietra says, "You noticed."

Pukk points at Lylia.

Bernadette softly says, "Aye gone from here."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Aye da Hall took it last eve."

Madmountan says, "I doubt it was taken for the claimed benevolent reason though."

Thadston asks, "The Hall?"

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "Oh you are the real thing."

Speaking dryly to Madmountan, Leafiara says, "Ya don't say."

Speaking plainly to Lylia, Atherion says, "I guess ya look in all the wrong places for such."

Pukk says, "Keep forgetting."

Cryheart says, "Hall of Mages."

Cryheart says, "They took it."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Aye da Hall a Mages."

Villorn says, "Wow."

Villorn says, "A lot of people here."

Balley softly says, "They send in the big blue golems."

Speaking to Pukk, Lylia says, "No, I am the real thing. Slightly warmer than bleakstone."

Speaking heartily to Villorn, Dwi says, "Issa hubbub."

Thadston asks, "They...took it?"

Thadston asks, "Who approved such?"

Dwi heartily says, "Dey hardly e'er supply ale at hubbubs tho."

Bernadette softly says, "Them picked it up an took it."

Leafiara says, "They did. With a practical army of golems."

Spert squeakily says, "Leafiara did it."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "I am led to believe it was Magister Vlashandra's decision." [she might or might not be correct, but I'm not sure if Vlashandra's a Magister; not everyone in the Hall is]

Madmountan says, "They didn't really ask. They just marched golems in and did it."

Leafiara ventures, "My best guess is that Cordarius approved it, but neither he nor Vlashandra said much other than Octaven requested it." [Leafi too is making a bit of an assumption here, for various reasons, and Cordarius might or might not have had anything to do with it]

Balley softly asks, "Yeah they wanted to experiment and test it maybe a bit?"

Raincail quietly says, "Ow."

Thadston asks, "Svala here?"

Chamorr heartily says, "The Empire jus took it."

Raelee sighs.

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "She be right here Sir."

Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk asks, "And does that surprise you?"

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Lylia says, "I have asked that, as it is now a part of the Landing's history, it be returned to us after a reasonable period of study. Its final disposition will, I suppose, then be a matter for the Town Council to decide."

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Balley softly says, "I want to know why they are studying it,"

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee asks, "And what do you want from me tonight, Thadston?"

Thrassus asks, "Perhaps they might make a bleakstone golem out of it?"

Zosopage says, "We're waiting for the Leafiara statue. It's on order."

Balley softly says, "What are they up to I wonder."

Thadston asks, "Did you know about this Raelee?"

Speaking to Thrassus, Lylia says, "I hope not. Sounds prohibitively expensive."

Speaking wryly to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "Let's not start rumors now..."

Lylia says, "Then again, an urnon golem..."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "Tell me when."

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "Yes."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "I'll start some good'ns."

Thadston says, "We will be taking the statue back."

Pietra asks, "Cool, another war?"

Villorn says, "We are all about to die."

Pietra says, "What we need.... again."

Speaking earnestly to Thadston, Leafiara says, "I should certainly hope so."

Pukk asks, "Does that mean we will kill imps?"

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus asks, "I thought you didn't like the thing?"

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "I am pleased to hear it."

Thadston says, "I do not like it."

Dwi heartily says, "Goldie had gotted used to dat stachoo."

Cryheart asks, "What the?"

Leafiara says, "Personal feelings aside, the statue belongs to this town."

[someone sets off several thumpers from Delirium Manor; spam ensues]

Demietria says, "Here comes the fuunnnnnn."

Tilbin says, "Thump thump thump."

Zosopage asks, "Um, oops?"

Xanthium says, "It's those thumpers people found in the dollhouse."

Sonnillon yells, "Love this town!"

Dannore says, "I hate that thing."

Razanetika softly says, "Whoever invented those things should be quartered and hung."

Cryheart says, "Sweet Kai."

Kiske says, "Oh this can't be good."

Alisette says, "Wow."

Raincail quietly says, "Unnerving, that."

Thadston squints.

Sonnillon raspily says, "The Landing is hungry."

Dwi heartily says, "Goldie think it belonged to her...."

Monthas says, "Ok, come on."

Monthas says, "Thadston, those have to be worse than paddles."

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "What, precisely, is the objection? Simply because the blight has abated does not mean the work is complete. It would be... irresponsible to leave it so. We do not yet have a complete understanding of how the statue released the blight."

Monthas asks, "Will you bring backpack of them to throw out next time?"

Villorn sings:

"When Cryheart is in town, trouble is abound. Stick together our courageous leader yells as we are about to go through hell"

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "We put months of effort into curing this blight for this town. The least you could do is allow us to finish our work."

Greycrown says, "The ground is annoying me."

Greycrown asks, "What do I shoot to fix it?"

Kiske asks, "What was all that .... shaking of the earth?"

Thadston asks, "Our work, it is not eh?"

Speaking to Villorn, Tilbin asks, "Trainin' ta be a bard?"

Sonnillon raspily asks, "What happened to the earth music?"

Villorn asks, "Tremors?"

Villorn asks, "Worms?"

Pietra says, "My pappy had tremors, just needed more booze."

Speaking raspily to Villorn, Sonnillon says, "Earth music."

Villorn says, "Roa'ters."

Speaking in Halfling to Tilbin, Hours asks something you don't understand.

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Magister Raelee does has a point Sir."

Thadston says, "I do not like the statue. I have less like for Octaven having it. She did once attack this town."

Lylia replies, "Absolutely. And once it is concluded, I feel confident the bleakstone statue will be restored to the town, or to its environs. It is also of historical value, not only for thaumaturgical research."

Thadston pauses for a moment, straining.

Thadston glances at Kiske.

Pukk exclaims, "Hear hear!"

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara offers, "Since the blight spread from the 'roots' at the bottom, maybe your Hall can keep just the base to study."

Pukk exclaims, "Down with the imps!"

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Dwi asks, "Grammatical wot?"

Shinann says, "Yes, she did."

Thadston asks, "You real?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "One does not study a plant with only cuttings of the roots."

Thadston glances at Kiske.

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

Speaking to Thadston, Kiske says, "There are entirely too many answers to that."

Speaking to Melikor, Xanthium says, "Someone made that suggestion last night."

You hear very soft footsteps.

Monthas says, "Cryptic answer."

Monthas says, "Not real."

Pukk exclaims, "Get him!"

Pukk points at Chaoswynd.

Thadston goes to lift his hand slightly, as if to perhaps touch Kiske's arm, but a faint azure light flickers around his neck and he stops mid-movement, lowering his arm.

Speaking to Thadston, Kiske says, "But yes, I'm fully corporeal and even aging."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara asks, "This and you still hold to the theory that the statue is dormant?"

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Lady Kiske has returned from her travels."

Speaking quietly to Razanetika, Dwi says, "Dis why I dont show up fer hubbubs...lotta werds dat aint gots no meanin."

Speaking to Thadston, Kiske asks, "Why do you ask?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "I do, yes."

Guarrin casually remarks, "Surely it's not worthwhile to strain relations further over a...statue."

Speaking offhandedly to Guarrin, Leafiara says, "Debatable."

Zosopage says, "I smell a Crux in the shadows."

Thadston says, "Walkar came back, kind of. Threw your name around a lot."

Kiske blinks at Thadston.

Guarrin whispers something to Xanthium.

Speaking to Guarrin, Pukk says, "Imps are imps."

Kiske asks, "WHAT?"

Speaking to Guarrin, Goldstr says, "He be objectin to wha dey do widdout town approval."

Thadston says, "Except he was just a conjured memory of his sister who was under Raznel's control."

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "That was not the right way to have that conversation."

Speaking to Kiske, Lylia assures, "That was not Walkar as we knew him."

Speaking to Kiske, Leafiara affirms, "He did. Well, a--sort of illusion of him, anyway."

Thadston asks, "Oh...no one told you?"

From behind Kiske, Cruxophim's voice amusedly queries, "You didn't hear about that?"

Cryheart says, "Not a real Walkar."

Speaking to Cryheart, Kiske asks, "You show me your horse but don't tell me Walkar came back?"

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "She has been home for hours."

Speaking to Kiske, Leafiara offers, "It wasn't truly him."

Cryheart says, "Not a real Walkar."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "And we study anatomy from examining cadavers. A subject does not need to be alive and active to be learned from. It is still dormant."

Raincail quietly says, "Would be hard to be a real Walkar..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Guarrin says, "It seems ill advised."

Shinann says, "Sort of wanted to ease her into it."

Kiske asks, "So...it wasn't really him?"

Speaking raspily to Tilbin, Sonnillon says, "Keeps your wits about you .. no drinking tonight."

Speaking to Sonnillon, Tilbin asks, "Me? Drink?"

Speaking to Kiske, Goldstr says, "Aye was nae him M'Lady."

Speaking heartily to Sonnillon, Dwi asks, "Wits?"

Speaking slowly to Kiske, Stormyrain says, "No. But we did uncover the unsettling fact that his grave is, well, empty."

Xanthium says, "One assumes you can do the equivalent to a necropsy on the statue's...eh, roots."

Villorn says, "I can use some if ye gots some."

Speaking raspily to Dwi, Sonnillon asks, "Half wits?"

Stormyrain quickly says, "So there's that."

Raincail quietly says, "Long while, eh? Good to see yeh walkin about still."

Kiske sullenly says, "Well that's one way to get a girl's hopes up..."

Villorn says, "To calm the nerves ya know."

Dannore asks, "With all the walking undead, why would anyone EVER be burried?"

Kiske says, "His grave...is empty."

Speaking to Dannore, Leafiara says, "That's what Hapenlok thinks too--we should just burn them all."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Burn me when I'm dead please."

Thadston says, "Well, now you know."

Speaking wryly to Kiske, Cruxophim laments, "You get used to it."

Thadston says, "Welcome back."

Xorus says, "That is how you get firephantoms."

Dannore says, "Burn me too."

Xanthium says, "People cling to a lot of interesting traditions."

Speaking to Sonnillon, Tilbin says, "You'd ignite from the booze."

Dannore says, "When I finally give it all up."

Speaking surprisedly to Darcena, Cruxophim mutters, "What the.."

Dwi heartily asks, "Dat roltons is healthier...ye folks notice?"

Raincail quietly says, "We all die. some just take awhile."

Kiske says, "I ...uhmm..."

Kiske says, "I'll be right back."

Speaking inquisitively to Thadston, Krampton asks, "So I um asked Grishom Stone about what that azure light is around your neck and he said you had demons in your past, what does dat mean?"

Thadston glances at Krampton.

Raincail quietly says, "Lots of old names bein tossed about."

Thadston says, "It means you shouldn't jump at the words of a twisted man."

Leafiara mutters, "Awkward."

Cruxophim quickly averts his eyes upwards to the left and then the right, clearly avoiding looking at Thadston as he strikes up a hum.

Raincail quietly says, "Yum. Apples."


Statue Talk

Thadston glances at Raelee.

Thadston says, "Now the statue."

Leafiara evasively offers, "To be fair, most everyone has demons in their past."

Speaking casually to Thadston, Cruxophim requests, "Define... 'twisted'?"

Dwi grunts at Leafiara and shakes her head.

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "The statue."

Lylia remarks, "These things happen." [fumbled cast of 418]

Speaking lightly to Dwi, Leafiara says, "Just because you mistook it for a monkey doesn't mean it wasn't a demon."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "Look'd likka monkee."

Thadston says, "Don't confuse my dislike for lack of appreciation."

Thadston says, "I trust you and Cordarius. I don't trust Octaven."

Thadston nods at Raelee.

Lylia asks, "And Vlashandra?"

Thadston asks, "Who?"

Speaking evenly to Thadston, Raelee says, "I see."

Thadston says, "Oh yeah."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "You have not...ah, I wondered about that."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Probably haven't met her. She makes herself scarce."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Thadston says, "Yeah, I avoided her arrival."

Speaking to Hours, Pietra says, "I expected booze."

Thadston says, "I've heard she's got a look to her."

Speaking to Goldstr, Kiske says, "It's really gone, I had to see it."

Xanthium says, "She did destroy several of the House defense towers."

Speaking raspily to Pietra, Sonnillon says, "If you can find it, I'll wear it."

Sonnillon suddenly begins to blush and briefly turns his back to you as he fastens his black leather pants.

Speaking to Sonnillon, Pietra says, "I probably do... whoa."

Speaking to Kiske, Goldstr says, "Was emptied to make us tinks we was seein da real mayor Walkar."

Speaking to Thadston, Kiske says, "Thanks for uhh...the news."

Speaking to Goldstr, Kiske asks, "Have his remains been found?"

Thadston says, "We'll find his remains one day, do a proper new burial."

Thadston nods at Kiske.

Kiske nods at Thadston.

Thadston says, "The witch went to extremes to fuel her deceptions."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Aye we will."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara asks, "What was it you said to him? 'How many times we gotta bury you'?"

Stormyrain shifts her weight.

Lylia agrees, "She did. She was also aided, at times."

Speaking to Thadston, Cruxophim remarks, "I'm sure that will go just fine."

Thadston says, "His sister perished."

Thadston nods at Kiske.

Speaking heartily to Chamorr, Dwi asks, "Leben?"

Speaking to Thadston, Kiske asks, "From what?"

Chamorr heartily says, "Leben."

Thadston glances at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "..you and I will have a discussion about decorum someday."

Chamorr heartily says, "Statue would look good in front of our cigar shop."

Thadston says, "I'll leave the details to those better suited to it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Why would she want to talk about decorating with him?"

Speaking to herself, Stormyrain murmurs, "Oh now he stops yapping."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara whispers aloud, "Better him than us, anyway."

Darcena mutters, "There's always ways to make it stop permanently."

Cruxophim affably remarks, "On that note... I'm hungry. G'morning, all."

Speaking amusedly to Chamorr, Lylia says, "Why, I never knew you cared."

Dwi heartily says, "Hmm...I thought dat meant donuts."

The faint aroma of baked treats wafts through the air, disappearing quickly.

There is a bright flash and a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut appears in the air, then falls to the ground.

Stormyrain whispers something to Kiske.

Darcena brightly says, "Could have handed that to me, love."

Kiske whispers something to Stormyrain.

Sonnillon raspily says, "I need to learn to read lips."

Thadston says, "Let Octaven know we'll speak soon. I'll speak with Breshon as well. I want the statue back within the week."

Thadston nods at Raelee.

Raincail quietly says, "Cheers."

Darcena amusedly says, "And Raelee's."

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee asks, "A week?"

Speaking heartily to Chamorr, Dwi asks, "Goldie's gonna gits a place to go when ye put da stachoo frent da shop?"

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "That is hardly reasonable."

Pukk exclaims, "If not then we attack!"

Thadston says, "If the Hall needs to study it further, the Town Council can arrange additional time, on our terms, within our walls."

Monthas asks, "Attack with paddles?"

Thadston says, "Reasonable is asking before taking."

Lylia murmurs, "A week. That is a short time by any standards."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "Let the statuenanigans begin again!"

Speaking squeakily to Thadston, Spert says, "I concur."

Thadston says, "So consider one week reasonable when it comes to me."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr exclaims, "Ye be right on dat Sir!"

Thadston says, "Had the woman asked, I would not be so inclined to distrust her."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Seems generous indeed."

Madmountan says, "I tried to kill the golems that were taking it. They looked at me funny, and it made me think twice."

Speaking to Sonnillon, Dougross says, "I'm trying to listen."

Lylia says, "Studying it in situ might be more appropriate at any rate."

Speaking wryly to Madmountan, Leafiara says, "Yeah, you and me both."

Zosopage asks, "True, they never asked if they could take the statue in the first place. They just took it no?"

Speaking surprisedly to Madmountan, Darcena asks, "Really?"

Cryheart says, "Wise move."

Speaking to Madmountan, Darcena teases, "Didn't think that would stop you."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I don't think the statue will make a good decorum but...."

Speaking to Madmountan, Tilbin says, "Dem golems were huge."

Thadston says, "She undermines the Mayor, new and old, she undermines the Council, she undermines the town."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Indeed."

Speaking to Darcena, Madmountan says, "It's like their eyes commanded my soul or something. It was weird."

Kiske whispers something to Stormyrain.

Cruxophim whispers something to Xanthium.

Speaking thoughtfully to Madmountan, Darcena says, "I could see that."

Thadston says, "I'm not cutting off access to it."

Speaking to Tilbin, Pietra says, "Everything is probably huge to you."

Stormyrain whispers something to Kiske.

Speaking to Madmountan, Pukk says, "You should have just closed your eyes and swung."

Speaking to Tilbin, Darcena says, "You are tiny."

Speaking to Pukk, Darcena says, "Don't put him in danger."

Speaking to Lylia, Dergoatean asks, "Where's situ?"

Dergoatean ducks his head.

Speaking to Darcena, Pukk exclaims, "They can't get to him if his eyes are closed!"

Darcena mutters, "Does that to himself enough."

Lylia says, "West of Biblia."

Speaking raspily to Cruxophim, Sonnillon says, "Thanks for the delicious treats."

Speaking to Madmountan, Darcena reminds, "More blood, less death."


Reparations

Thadston says, "Additionally..."

Thadston moves to stand in front of Leafiara.

Speaking raspily to Cruxophim, Sonnillon asks, "I love your smell. Is that death?"

Speaking curiously to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "Yes?"

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Leafiara takes a moment to observe Thadston.

Thadston whispers something to Leafiara.

Leafiara ponders.

Berkana says, "More like rot."

Speaking pleasantly to Sonnillon, Cruxophim suggests, "Something like."

Leafiara whispers something to Thadston.

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "I think he proposed to Leafi."

Thadston nods.

Thadston turns toward Leafiara and renders a sharp salute with his oak walking stick.

Leafiara grins.

Leafiara turns toward Thadston and renders a sharp hand salute.

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "And now she has stated how much it will cost him."

Thadston says, "The Mayor and I have held a meeting, and we are in agreement."

Leafiara nods briefly.

Cryheart says, "Quick meeting."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi asks, "Da real mayer or ye?"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Bullinten board going back up?"

Balley softly asks, "What was the meeting about?"

Speaking cryptically to Kiske, Cruxophim remarks, "Good luck."

Speaking raspily to a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, Sonnillon exclaims, "Get in my belly!"

Thadston says, "Before we use this town's resources and time to hold some sham of a trial for Pylasar...we demand payment from Octaven to begin the reconstruction of the mobile towers she destroyed in town years ago."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "Town defense--and a debt overdue."

Thadston nods at Raelee.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "I scratched his belly...he said his job's safe."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Thadston.

Thadston says, "No need to pass it along. I'll send her word."

Thadston nods at Raelee.

Bernadette softly says, "I likes that."

Pukk exclaims, "That's right!"

Speaking to Kiske, Goldstr says, "It be grand ta sees ye back again."

Kiske asks, "Thanks?"

Shinann asks, "Good. What about the citizens' deaths she caused?"

Balley softly says, "Good."

Shinann says, "Maybe two trials."

Pukk exclaims, "Shinann is right!"

Speaking to Goldstr, Kiske says, "It's very good to see you as well."

Shinann says, "Or just hers."

Leafiara says, "As Hapenlok said at the time, she did extend blood money to us for those deaths then."

Balley softly says, "The trial is a joke. They have no charges and it will be a waste of time and money. I think they just want to get back at Pylasar for spilling some of their secrets."

Leafiara says, "Not that that changes much, but..."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara agrees, "It truly is."

A flicker of azure light flashes around Thadston's neck and curls slightly in the direction of Leafiara, then fades.

Speaking to Balley, Pukk exclaims, "You're right!"

[various glances at Thadston and Leafi]

Pukk exclaims, "Down with the imps!"

Shinann says, "She will not even come to town and show her face."

Monthas says, "Uhh? Maybe you should get that looked at."

Speaking quietly to Thadston, Raelee says, "... be careful, Thadston."

Xanthium says, "Or they want to see if any of us will give them some informaton in the form of 'testimony.'"

Thadston peers quizzically at Raelee.

Speaking raspily to Thadston, Sonnillon says, "What do you have going on there in your neck."

Speaking raspily to Leafiara, Sonnillon says, "I think he has a thing for you.. watch your limbs."

Leafiara says, "Took Octaven years to deliver on the golems she offered to Crux as mayor and then she promptly turns them on us. That she repays us for the defense towers is also overdue and we'll be collecting."

Speaking to Sonnillon, Sochestie says, "We're just supposed to ignore it."

Thadston glances at Sonnillon.

Speaking sarcastically to Sochestie, Sonnillon says, "Oh yeah I'll get right on that."

Thadston turns an inquisitive ear toward Raelee.

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "The Hall has both harmed and helped this town. The towers were destroyed, the pylons were given. Counting every silver spent in both directions is a road to more tension."

Speaking raspily to Sochestie, Sonnillon says, "I see odd I point it out."

Kiske whispers something to Stormyrain.

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "And I am saying this as an observer, and not as Octaven's representative."

Cryheart says, "Send a bill to the Hall of Mages."

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena says, "I'm not sure even you can be that objective."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I hate it when she cheats and uses logic."

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi asks, "I know da road to fish town...where's dis tenshun place?"

Guarrin suggests, "Perhaps it would be best to sit and negotiate the further research of the statue in exchange for rebuilding the towers."

Darcena asks, "Weren't you raised from that perspective?"

Speaking frankly to Raelee, Leafiara opines, "From what I've seen, there's never any end of tension around here either way."

Thadston says, "I appreciate your advice Magister."

Speaking drunkenly to Dwi, Gutstorm asks, "Me took a quick nap, wot I miss?"

Shinann says, "The towers are not a part of that idea. She said she would... two years ago."

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "Lotta ..."

Dwi babbles something unintelligible.

Speaking heartily to Raelee, Chamorr says, "Maybe if da Empire had some manners."

Thadston says, "But in the spirit of justice, as Octaven seeks to somehow preside over Pylasar's guilt or innocence, I think it's also relative to focus on what is still owed to us."

Speaking tiredly to Chamorr, Raelee says, "No one in this equation has manners."

Darcena mutters, "I thought I'd learned some."

Shinann says, "I still want to know the charges."

Cryheart says, "The Hall of Mages, the Church of Koar and the Imperial court are different entities."

Balley softly asks, "Did they not say yesterday they are not sure of the charges yet?"

Pukk says, "They are all imps."

Speaking to Cryheart, Goldstr says, "Dey do seem to be allied tho."

Speaking to Darcena, Raelee says, "My mind does not belong to the Hall. I am capable of independent thought."

Zosopage says, "Like Stone, the Hall has their own agenda albeit it is not just one mage so it is a lot more complex as not each serve themself as Stone does."

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena says, "I'm not sure of that."

Cryheart says, "They do..but I wonder if they coordinate."

Raelee whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "I'm thinking that Octaven isn't telling Cordarius nor Vlashandra the charges until it's time."

Balley softly says, "I think Octaven and the Hall are out for revenge and they will do what they can to show they are stronger than we in their mind. Like taking the statue. That is them just trying to say look we are in control."

Cryheart says, "Many of us were born in different Baronies of this land."

Pukk says, "We should consult with Owlie on this subject."

Speaking to Cryheart, Goldstr says, "Da weddin we went to seemed dey was pretty close."

Brandilor says, "What a bunch of baronie."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dats Owliver."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "That's never been incorrect."


Shedding Light

Thadston tenses for a moment as a coil of azure light seems to stroke his ear then vanishes.

Speaking to a spotted great horned owl, Pukk says, "Hiya Owliver."

Xorus says, "There are whatever charges that will be held here, and then there will be the charges held elsewhere, with all the evidence gained from our testimony."

Kiske mutters, "That just can't be good."

Monthas says, "You definitely want to get that checked out."

Speaking raspily to Thadston, Sonnillon says, "Now that's odd."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Fink he got brainwatched?"

Speaking to Thadston, Alisette says, "Are you okay? You have something....there in your neck."

Speaking raspily to Thadston, Sonnillon asks, "You got static buildup?"

Berost deeply says, "Dern light be coaxin ya man. Caressing ya like a bar wench wantin ya ta buy that last ale..."

Speaking to Thadston, Zosopage says, "At least it's not a pink light."

Darcena says, "He's clearly been infused with magical presence."

Thadston glances at Alisette.

Krampton says, "Dry cleanin'll do dat."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Someone ground him out."

Speaking to Thadston, Xanthium asks, "Is that something that gives you information?"

Balley softly says, "That light energy things is getting stronger everytime we see you Thadston."

Pukk says, "Somebody needs to heal him."

Darcena says, "Probably whatever happened when he got left behind."

Speaking to herself, Darcena mutters, "Wish he hadn't un-gotten left behind."

Speaking to Thadston, Xanthium asks, "Is it an enchantment or enhanced property of something to aid you?"

Speaking to Thadston, Alisette says, "I am a healer, I had to ask."

Speaking to Darcena, Raelee says, "I have questions, now."

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

Speaking flatly to Raelee, Darcena says, "I have a need for snacks."

Speaking raspily to Tilbin, Sonnillon says, "I know how to fix this."

A flicker of azure light curls near Alisette's ear.

Speaking to Darcena, Raelee says, "No."

Gutstorm offers Darcena a small glossy white owl egg.

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena echoes, "No."

Speaking cautiously to Thadston, Leafiara says, "If someone is helping to guide you around with magic, there's no particular shame in admitting it--at least, not in my eyes."

Alisette's face turns slightly pale.

Darcena accepts Gutstorm's white owl egg.

Speaking drunkenly to Darcena, Gutstorm says, "Eat dis."

Darcena sniffs at her white owl egg.

Speaking to Sonnillon, Tilbin says, "Seems like a good idea."

Darcena squints at a small glossy white owl egg.

Speaking raspily to Tilbin, Sonnillon says, "All we can do is die."

Alisette's face turns slightly pale.

Darcena takes a bite of her blood pudding donut.

Alisette holds back her tears, her eyes glistening with pain.

Speaking to Darcena, Madmountan says, "You really need to feed that to the owl."

Cryheart whispers something to Goldstr.

Speaking concernedly to Alisette, Leafiara asks, "And now are you alright...?"

Thadston says, "No one is helping me."

Speaking to Alisette, Xanthium asks, "Alisette?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr says, "I nae tinks Sir Andrews woulds feels any shame."

Monthas asks, "Thadston, we all see you're affected by something. Maybe we should focus on that?"

Alisette looks over at Leafiara and shakes her head.

Speaking to Thadston, Darcena says, "You've got purple tentacles waving all around emanating from you and touching other people."

Darcena says, "Please."

Alisette walks toward Balley.

Alisette rests a gentle hand on Balley's arm.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara admits, "That's a little more concerning than if you'd said someone was."

Speaking to Darcena, Pukk says, "Under other circumstances that would be a type of flirt..."

Balley softly says, "What is going on dear daughter."

Balley softly says, "What voice."

Alisette says, "A voice said to me."

Speaking to Thadston, Xanthium says, "We all saw it. And I know Cruxophim was just here, but I don't think we all inhaled any psychedelic mold."

Alisette gulps.

Balley softly says, "What did you hear Alisette."

Speaking to Sonnillon, Hours says, "Stop."

Alisette's face turns slightly pale.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "I fink his brain melted."

Speaking to Thadston, Krampton says, "I can try to help ya, if ya tell me what ya need help with."

Speaking raspily to Hours, Sonnillon says, "Free punch."

Balley softly says, "It is ok, honey, tell us."

Pukk asks, "Maybe somebody can cast uncurse on him?"

Speaking to Sonnillon, Hours asks, "How about a free future punch?"

Speaking to Melikor, Xanthium says, "Sometimes he's a little fungal."

Alisette whispers aloud, "Stay away from him. He's mine. I'll murder you and everyone you love."

Speaking to Pukk, Lylia says, "Not my specialty."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "The kroderine shards would stop th--"

Alisette holds back her tears, her eyes glistening with pain.

Balley softly says, "Interesting."

Speaking raspily to Hours, Sonnillon says, "Surprise punches are the best."

Alisette stares at Thadston.

Thadston says, "I am fine."

Firmly planting her feet equidistance apart, Alisette glances at Thadston as she folds her arms across her chest and lifts her head in a defiant manner.

Speaking to Alisette, Xanthium asks, "That's what you heard?"

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain inquires, "I have not seen Casi in awhile, how is she?"

Alisette tearfully says, "Yes."

Balley softly asks, "Who were you going toward?"

Thadston says, "There have clearly been effects of what happened in the Bleaklands."

Speaking sarcastically to Thadston, Sonnillon says, "Yeah you look to be doing just fine."

Thadston says, "I will be fine. Don't press."

Alisette tearfully says, "I offered to help him."

Alisette says, "I wanted to help him."

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara says, "A very overly jealous voice, or some such..."

Alisette points at Thadston.

Mongonator says, "He is beyond help."

Thadston says, "Casi is well. She has been busy training some recruits."

Thrassus quietly asks, "Perhaps she's not gone?"

Alisette holds back her tears, her eyes glistening with pain.

Speaking to Alisette, Lylia says, "You clearly had only the best intentions."

Stormyrain says, "I will have to try and connect with her and coordinate our trainings a bit more. Shinann as well."

Speaking gently to Alisette, Leafiara assures, "It's okay. You have everyone's protection, never fear."

Thadston says, "We're growing, now that not everyone is consumed with the blight."

Alisette nods at Leafiara.

Alisette says, "I know."

Speaking to Thadston, Xanthium says, "Sounds like one of those whisper masks."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr exclaims, "Dat be good news Sir!"

Balley rubs Alisette tenderly.

Alisette says, "I'd be the last halfling in this town anyone would wanna harm."

Lylia says, "I have a passing acquaintance with those."

Alisette glances at Balley.

Balley softly says, "They would have to get through your father and I dear."

Alisette gives Leafiara a friendly hug.

Melikor says, "Certainly wouldn't be the first."

Thadston says, "I appreciate the concern."

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr asks, "So, who do you belong to?"

Thadston says, "I should call it a night though."

Thadston says, "Welcome back..."

Thadston nods at Kiske.

Kiske curtsies to Thadston.

Thadston says, "I..."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Not dat I dont like startin a fire, but um, deez mana fires boorning foreber...dat gun be an prolem?"

Balley softly exclaims, "You know a Momma Bear will do what she can to protect her cub!"

Thadston clears his throat.

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "My concern for you is, of course, completely mercenary. You must live to save me."

Speaking to Balley, Goldstr says, "And I lass."

Kiske says, "Thank you."

Sonnillon whispers to the group, "Quick someone loresing Thadston."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Yeah, him brain melted."

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain offers, "Do you need a hand to the Barracks?"

Thadston says, "Apologize for my lack of..."

Speaking to Thadston, Shinann asks, "Do you need help back?"

Speaking quietly to Stormyrain, Darcena mutters, "Only if you get him lost on the way."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia asks, "So...do look after yourself, yes?"

Thadston says, "I apologize for my untimely sharing of information."

Thadston nods at Kiske.

Kiske smiles at Thadston.

Speaking to Thadston, Kiske says, "Thank you, i appreciate that."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Rest well Sir."

Speaking stubbornly to Thadston, Alisette says, "Is okay. You let me know if you need help. Healing help."

Zosopage whispers to the group, "I wonder if elemental detection might find something on Thadston."

Alisette nods at Thadston.

Alisette blinks.

Alisette trembles.

Firmly planting her feet equidistance apart, Alisette folds her arms and lifts her head in a defiant manner.

Alisette says, "Go ahead."

Alisette stares off into space.

Thadston nods.

Thadston says, "Goodnight."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "I do find it curious that the magic can touch him despite those kroderine shards, since I assume they're what's stopping him from being healed."

Stormyrain whispers something to Thadston.

Zosopage whispers to the group, "Worth a shot."

Leafiara wishes, "Rest well."

Lord Thadston just went north.

Pukk yells, "Down with the imps!"


Discussion Afterward

Balley softly asks, "Did something else happen dear?"

Tilbin says, "Odd fella."

Leafiara says, "....odd..."

Balley softly asks, "What happened?"

Alisette whispers to the group, "And they just said this: A voice whispers to you, "He doesn't need your help. Stay back or I'll bleed you and yours."."

Chamorr heartily says, "Ya know."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "His brain melted."

Balley softly says, "Interesting."

Dergoatean whispers to the group, "Nasty voice."

Lylia whispers to the group, "I heard something very much the same."

Speaking quietly to herself, Raelee mutters, "I need that reassignment."

Cryheart whispers to the group, "A group or someone is protecting or controlling him."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "The voice wasn't quite as threatening to me. I believe it's picking on you because--well, for any number of possible reasons."

Balley softly says, "Alisette dear we will keep you safe."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "But we'll protect you."

Alisette angrily says, "Is my town, my family, and I will do what I see fit to help."

Stormyrain whispers to the group, "Yes. It is not the first time I have been warned by this voice. Nor will it be the last, I am sure."

Speaking in Halfling to Alisette, Tilbin says something you don't understand.

Alisette nods slowly at Stormyrain.

Sonnillon raspily says, "I don't like the feeling i get off Thadston."

Balley softly asks, "Any idea who the voice is?"

Speaking in Halfling to Tilbin, Alisette says something you don't understand.

Lylia whispers to the group, "The voice spoke of him as 'mine,' but there are different senses in which that can be true."

Raincail quietly says, "I hear too many voices as it is."

Zosopage whispers to the group, "I still think it may have something to do with Raznel, some lingering part of her."

Bernadette whispers to the group, "Who ye think it could be?"

Lylia whispers to the group, "My husband is mine, and my dinner is mine, but I only devour one of them. Generally."

Speaking to Raincail, Xanthium asks, "Don't we all?"

Speaking to Sonnillon, Goldstr says, "As bad a wha he beens thru I trust Sir Andrew wid me life."

Alisette grins at Xanthium weakly.

Raincail quietly says, "Can't tell which are more threatening than the others."

Dergoatean whispers to the group, "Zul Logoth is mine."

Guarrin whispers to the group, "For what it's worth, it did not react to me at all. Has it only reacted to those with magic?"

Speaking to Balley, Krampton says, "Mentions that he might have brought back a hitch-hiker or something kind of entity like that back from the Bleaklands."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "So far, yes, but also only to ladies."

Lylia whispers to the group, "You are male, and Thadston, to the best of my knowledge, prefers women. This may be salient."

Speaking to Balley, Krampton says, "Can't take anything at face value anymores though, not in this town."

Alisette whispers to the group, "This voice, it is quite threatening. Perhaps we have made it nervous?"

Zosopage whispers to the group, "The last part of that vision from before involving Raznel is that we would have to kill them all including.... We never really got to the including person."

Zosopage whispers to the group, "I fear it may be Thadston."

Balley softly says, "I remember that clearly."

Speaking comically to himself, Krampton says, "If theres a 'twisted man' lurkin' around outside of town, me guesses they won't pose any real problems till they come inside the walls."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "We might have altered that future somewhere during the hunts." [OOC note: This is a bit speculative. As a player, I agree that it seems unresolved who the "even" in Future Stormyrain's visions referred to, unless we want to broadly and vaguely interpret that it could have been anyone from Mynalari (political complications) to Abygail (kin of the highly regarded Walkar) to people in the future timeline not seeing through the Walkar illusion or the Gracie illusion. I'm not really inclined toward that interpretation, so I've settled on the idea that because we saw the vision, we acted differently than the future Landing--and because we acted differently, Raznel also acted differently, and the dilemma that Future Stormy referenced simply never came up.]

Balley softly says, "You are getting stronger my dear. Do not let this thing make you worry."

Krampton says, "Tanks for the floornuts crux."

Balley softly says, "We will keep you safe."

Speaking to Balley, Alisette asks, "Maybe some scrying is in order?"

Chamorr heartily says, "Yeah, to late fer thinking."

A tiny pocket mouse says, "Mmmm blood pudding, thanks for that. It's like cheese, but much much worse."

Balley softly says, "Ok let's go family."

Speaking to Alisette, Zosopage says, "They will have to get through us first."

Speaking to Kiske, you say, "We'll need you for some of the verbal venom you showed against Dennet, now that Grishom's back around."

Kiske says, "I've sparred a bit with Grishom a time or two as well...he usually wins tho."

Speaking earnestly to Kiske, Leafiara says, "Worth the effort at least."