Landing Events - 5120-04-15 - What's Good for the Goof is Good for the Grander (log)

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Olaesta 15-16, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Vlashandra's white fire appears outside Moot Hall and Sir Cryheart leads on to greet her. Pukk offers her a birthday cake given by Gutstorm for Razanetika and Darcena--upcoming in the latter case--but she ignores him and announces that Pylasar's trial will commence on Feastday and Restday. He faces charges of duplicitous acts, lending aid and comfort to the enemy, and conspiracy to commit murder and treason. There'll be opportunity to speak for or against him.
  • She asks for questions and Magister Raelee asks why she's mimicking her physical appearance. Vlashandra says maybe Raelee is mimicking hers; Raelee says otherwise. Vlashandra says Grand Magister Octaven says it suits her (Vlashandra), and Raelee should feel flattered--Octaven found her appearance appealing, but she lacked in other areas. She (Vlashandra) lives to serve.
  • An indignant Alisette says the thing lacking is Vlashandra's manners, couth, and good judgment, and Raelee's been nothing but professional. Raelee tries to quell the bickering, but Alisette tells Vlashandra she's laughable, needing to mimic. Vlashandra idly touches Alisette's locket and tells her she has the face and body of a child (she's a halfling), and not to concern herself with the affairs of real women.
  • Soneiken asks if Pylasar pleads innocent or guilty or if we don't know; Vlashandra says his location is unknown for now.
  • Vlashandra is about to leave, but Captain Shinann says she had a question Vlashandra ignored earlier: why does Octaven get to destroy the Landing's pylons, kill its citizens, and just throw money and a weak apology in return? Octaven also knew Dennet was a rogue mage, so why does she have no trial? Vlashandra asks if that's truly a question for her; Shinann says she asked for questions, and if she can't answer then maybe she's the one not woman enough to handle the trial.
  • Vlashandra says Pylasar's on trial, not Octaven, and she isn't sure Shinann's point has been accurately executed. Shinann says Octaven should be on trial; Vlashandra makes a remark about if we had a list of all who should be...
  • Krampton urges her off to go for her bed time and Vlashandra says she never said anything about sleep, then vanishes.
  • Mother steps into view from the shadows, looking where Vlashandra left, and notes to Mayor Leafiara that the imperial presence is growing. Pukk offers her a cake and she takes it, then signals to a street corner for a young boy to take it and eat it.
  • Mother asks Leafi what we'll do about this trial; she says she intended to let the foolish trial play out, and Roblar says not much to do but eat and drink and watch--it's a show, with no one present to suffer a result.
  • One of Octaven's golems wanders by and Mother signals to a street corner, where a young girl emerges to throw a rock and lure it away.
  • Leafi says the trial is a waste of time, but she suspects that the Hall might be withholding information and does know how to find Pylasar, which would mean we have a chance of getting him back if they go through with their sham. Mother asks if she suspects they wish to hold the trial and then find him; Leafi clarifies that they might already know how, but are holding back until the trial or shortly after.
  • Rasson speculates that Pylasar might be hopping through time and the Hall might know when he'll show; Zosopage questions why the trial is taking place in a town that doesn't want it; later Sir Goldstr says there has to be a deeper reason for wanting this trial. Leafi agrees with all of them: the timing is suspicious, the place is suspicious, and they don't need the Landing for most goals they could want from the trial.
  • Alisette says maybe Vlashandra is looking like Raelee to lure Pylasar out; Mother says it's not that, but she's one of Octaven's lovers in the Hendoran outpost, as the Rooks' eyes and ears have not vanished from the outpost.
  • Mother raises the possibility of arranging our own trial, of Octaven; Leafi says she'd certainly been thinking it, after what Shinann said earlier, given the precedent of not needing to have the accused present.
  • Balley says the Hall wants to get the judgment off themselves and make Pylasar take the fall, pinning their wrongdoings on him. Raelee says Pylasar was involved in the deaths of numerous people and it's not a coverup or attempt at false blame, as he's admitted to such in public. Mother asks if, by that logic, Octaven's past actions don't also warrant a trial. Raelee says to do as she will, as she doubts she can change Mother's opinion; Mother says her non-answer is very Vlashandra of her. She reiterates the question and Raelee says she knows, but it is not up to her, then tells Shinann that if she wants a trial, hold her own. Balley proposes the idea of stopping the trial and Raelee says that if we do, it will just be conducted elsewhere; Leafi questions this since the Hall seems insistent on doing it in the Landing, but Raelee says they'd do it elsewhere.
  • Mother extends her congratulations to Mayor Leafiara and says perhaps there are resources for two trials if enough wisdom prevails, and perhaps ours will look differently. Darcena says she's curious how Mother would enforce the outcome of a trial for Octaven; Leafi says she can do it as well as the Hall can enforce one on the missing Pylasar; Darcena says the Hall has a lot more power than Mother--then asks Mother if that's accurate. Mother just grins and disappears into an alley.


Log

Firing Up

[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 a mug of strong black coffee, the fiery red Daedalux disk, a pert luck spirit that is flying around, the purple Monthas disk, the Asben disk, a maddened island spirit that is flying around, the violet Tilbin disk, a threadbare sailcloth greatcloak, a large acorn, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a rose-marrow potion, some basal moss, some wolifrew lichen, some aloeas stem, some acantha leaf, some ambrominas leaf, some calamia fruit, some acantha leaf, some basal moss, some basal moss, a flask of pure water, a flask of pure water, a flask of pure water, a flask of pure water, a flask of pure water, a flask of pure water, a rose-marrow potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a lesser health potion, a solid moonstone cube, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a cuctucae berry, a cuctucae berry, a cuctucae berry, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: Beiowulf, Khrinat, Phomate, Great Lord Daedalux, Krobos, Pukk, Zosopage, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Great Lord Monthas who is sitting, Lord Dannore, High Lord Asben, Darcena, Rimbold, Tilbin, Bernadette, Hapenlok, Mayor Leafiara, Shinann, Aarrona, Ryutori, Sir Cryheart, Ehlorian who is sitting

A faint rumble of thunder sounds on the horizon.

Balley softly says, "Weather coming in."

Leafiara surprisedly says, "Hm."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk asks, "Ready?"

Asben asks, "Is this where we join Cryheart?"

Leafiara suspiciously says, "Maybe that rain dance did work."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Phomate says, "Supposed der'll be lightinnin."

Dwi: "Pukk git zapped yet?"

Cryheart says, "I see no change."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "Give it time."

Speaking slyly to Cryheart, Darcena says, "I never regret a chance to stand close to you."

Monthas says, "Kind of feel left out."

Dwi: "No dat Imma rootin fer dat..."

Leafiara notes, "The thunder did sound a bit distant."

Pukk: "Yeah yeah."

Cryheart says, "Oh..thunder."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "You're getting old too."

Alisette says, "I am behind Darcena, so... safe."

Speaking to Cryheart, Rzail says, "Well, we did have clear skies."

Cryheart says, "Getting...I am old."

Pukk says, "Funny, the storm was waiting for STORMY to leave."

Speaking to Cryheart, Rzail says, "You jinxed us."

Darcena says, "Pukk! It is almost my birthday."

Darcena says, "I will be 36 on Ivastaen the 1."

Cryheart offers Darcena a birthday cake.

Speaking to Darcena, Pukk asks, "Do you count in wolf years or common years?"

Darcena says, "Day of Kuon's Blessing."

Darcena accepts Cryheart's birthday cake.

Asben offers Leafiara a dark chocolate cupcake topped with bourbon vanilla frosting.

Darcena says, "Common years."

Gutstorm sings with jollity to Razanetika:

"Happy birdday to yooz

Happy birdday to YOOOOZ

Happy birdday Razzy

Happy birdday to yooooooz!"

Leafiara accepts Asben's dark chocolate cupcake.

Gutstorm offers Razanetika a birthday cake.

Speaking to Darcena, Phomate says, "Happy birthday early."

Alisette sings:

"Happy blessing day to you....."

Speaking appreciatively to Asben, Leafiara exclaims, "Thanks!"

Razanetika accepts Gutstorm's birthday cake.

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika says, "Thank you sweetly."

Pukk recites:

"This was the day Razanetika was hatched!"

You hear very soft footsteps.

Speaking curiously to Razanetika, Leafiara asks, "Really?"

Speaking uncertainly to Razanetika, Leafiara says, "I thought you didn't know much about your heritage."

Cryheart says, "Ye just missed Stormy."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk says, "You just missed Stormy."

Speaking to Alisette, Nicolas asks, "Know what's going on?"

Darcena says, "She was tired and went to sleep."

Gutstorm recites:

"Everyone have cake!"

Gutstorm removes a slice of birthday cake from in his traveller's cloak.

Gutstorm drops a slice of birthday cake.

[Gutstorm drops a bunch more cake]

Chaoswynd amusedly says, "I'm aware."

Speaking flirtatiously to Chaoswynd, Darcena says, "I will keep you company."

Rzail says, "Hey, calm down with the cake buddy."

Darcena exclaims, "Gutstorm!"

Darcena exclaims, "Stop!"

Razanetika grabs Gutstorm and drags him east.

Speaking amusedly to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "Well, so much for your lack of cake." [he was saying earlier in the night that he hadn't eaten birthday cake in years]

Shinann says, "Please."

Phomate says, "Das alot of cake."

A tiny coil of white fire appears briefly outside of Moot Hall.

Krobos asks, "How many cake stores did you rob?"

Darcena says, "Goodness."

Rzail says, "One slice per year is plenty for Darcena, and I'm sure you went, well past, by 2 or 3."

Alisette says, "The 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 slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, the Razanetika disk, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake, a slice of birthday cake and a large purple wooden barrel.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me make nice gestsher."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika says, "You are bad."

Leafiara pleasedly says, "Ah, now maybe it's more likely that the council will approve a trash bin in the square."

Commander Roblar's group just arrived.

Phomate asks, "It the guy?"

Phomate says, "Er the other guy."

Darcena exclaims, "Rob!"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "I meant well."

Pukk exclaims, "A cake fight!"

Phomate says, "The not Grishom guy."

Leafiara says, "I believe that fire is the sign of Vlashandra."

Shinann asks, "Why is there cake everywhere?"

Dwi: "Dey fin'ly burnin it down?"

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika says, "I know you did and I thank you sweetly."

Speaking to Leafiara, Phomate asks, "Do we like her?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Can I have my cake and eat it too?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "It Razanetika birdday."

Cryheart says, "Somene likes cake it seems."

Roblar deeply says, "Allos."

Leafiara: "We certainly wouldn't do that without Maylan."

Cryheart says, "Hello warrior."

Dwi: "Oh."

Speaking tentatively to Phomate, Leafiara says, "Ehhh, depends what news she brings tonight."

Dwi: "Plus yer stuffs in der now."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody relax

Roblar is here!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Rzail asks, "Who, what, when where, why and how?"

Phomate asks, "Didn't she steal the statue last time?"

Alisette: "Yep, she is movin in, Dwi."

Speaking to Phomate, Leafiara says, "She did, but Thadston's asked for it back within the week."

Phomate says, "Er made the golems do it."

A flicker of white fire glows in the air and begins to expand.

Pukk asks, "White fire?"

Rzail says, "Umm, the sky is falling."

Rzail recites:

"WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!"

Speaking to Rzail, Pukk says, "Yep..."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Have some cake before yooz die."

Leafiara calmly says, "It's fine. ...probably."

Darcena sharply barks, "Settle down."

Alisette emphatically says, "Not me....I am behind Darcena."

Darcena mutters, "Noisy as pups."

Phomate says, "Dyin slowly."

Speaking to Rzail, Leafiara suggests, "Just stay behind Roblar or Cryheart."

White flames spring to life, churning into a pillar and then taking on the shape of a humanoid woman before finally the fires peel away to reveal Vlashandra.

Vlashandra removes the hood of her robe, revealing her features.

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart to stay safe!"

Alisette nods to Vlashandra in greeting.

Phomate says, "Knew it."

Vlashandra grins at Alisette.

Rzail says, "Fiery woman."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Phomate asks, "Whatcha takin today?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk exclaims, "Oh you joined us for Raza's birthday!"

Pukk offers Vlashandra a birthday cake.

Vlashandra turns away from Pukk, ignoring him.

Vlashandra declines Pukk's offer.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "Evening."

Zosopage whispers to the group, "They do love to make an entrance."

Phomate says, "Birthday cake."

Rzail says, "Can we interest you, in one Leafiara? We'll pay you 10 islvers."

Speaking incredulously to Vlashandra, Pukk exclaims, "It's cake?!"

Pukk glances at a birthday cake in his hand.

Vlashandra glances at Pukk.

Pukk exclaims, "Cake!"

Felita says, "We has cake."

Speaking wryly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Can't win 'em all."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "But...it's cake!"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Soneiken says, "Evening Adjudicator."

Vlashandra says, "I am sure the word has spread, if not, I am here to see to it."

Monthas asks, "Hall of Mages. Is this good or bad?"

Rzail asks, "See the word spread?"

(Alisette wriggles right next to Darcena's back and peers over her shoulder.)

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Yooz people need to cebelate, dis it a fetive docassion."

Phomate asks, "And the word is?"

Vlashandra says, "This Feastday and Restday the Trial of Pylasar will commence."

Roblar deeply asks, "Depends, are people guud or bad?"

The gypsy fortuneteller smiles at you and whispers, "I know many things unseen."

Leafiara diplomatically says, "Lovely."

Speaking to a gypsy fortuneteller, Pukk exclaims, "Well tell her then!"

Rzail asks, "Who?"

Cryheart says, "Pylasar, a mage of the Hall."

Darcena asks, "Had any sight of him yet?"

Speaking to Rzail, Phomate says, "Da guy."

Phomate says, "Not Grishom."

Rzail says, "Never heard of em."

Phomate says, "Da other one."

Speaking drunkenly to Dwi, Gutstorm says, "It Razzy birdday."

Vlashandra says, "Pylasar faces charges of duplicitous acts, to including lending aid and comfort to the enemy, along with conspiracy to commit murder and treason."

Speaking to Leafiara, Darcena complains, "You can't be okay with this either."

Rzail says, "Sounds like a ......jerk."

Xorus says, "Mm. Conspiracy."

Phomate says, "I thought he was the one Grishom Stone wanted."

Speaking heartily to Razanetika, Dwi says, "I'd putta bow onnit...but rush job."

Phomate asks, "Ain't it?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk asks, "How about we give you Hapenlok in his place and we can call it even?"

Cryheart says, "That was Glethad." [or Thrayzar; that's who I suspect Phomate was thinking of]

Speaking to Darcena, Leafiara acknowledges, "It seems to be one of the more poor uses of time I've ever seen, but..."

Vlashandra says, "There will be...an opportunity for anyone to speak for or against the man, should you feel so inclined either way."

Phomate says, "Ah."

Berost deeply says, "Moar trial talk."

Dwi heartily says, "Also...kinda redundant."

Phomate says, "Got my criminals backwar."

Felita says, "We wanna fair trials."

Speaking drunkenly to Pietra, Gutstorm says, "Not as good as pie, but it till good."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "Hah."

Rzail says, "Never met the guy, dont know em, got nothing to say good or bad about em."


Image Imitation

Vlashandra asks, "Do you have any questions?"

Phomate says, "Stocks for a week then decapitation."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Rzail says, "Well you can eat pie."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "Yes."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Why yooz take my statchoo."

Vlashandra glances at Raelee.

Phomate says, "Oooo."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara adds, "She always has questions."

Phomate says, "Er drawn and quartered."

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "Yers anna Goldies stachoo."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Ooops, me make mess."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "... as one should."

In a dramatic display, Roblar waves his paddle in Vlashandra's face and you watch as the attached ball hurtles towards her. The indigo ball smacks Vlashandra right in the nose, and seems to stay there for several seconds before falling away to dangle limply from its string.

Speaking agreeably to Raelee, Leafiara says, "Never said otherwise."

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "She used it more den ye."

Rzail says, "Question everything, leave nothing to chance."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk asks, "Yes. I seem to have lost my socks, can you tell me where they are?"

Roblar deeply says, "Lost control."

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Raelee.

Speaking curiously to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "Why are you mimicking my physical appearance?"

Dannore says, "Thats not going to go over well."

Speaking drunkenly to Dwi, Gutstorm says, "Goldie naughty."

Vlashandra says, "Perhaps you are mimicking mine."

The gypsy fortuneteller smiles at you and whispers, "I know many things unseen."

Vlashandra smirks.

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena exclaims, "That was going to be my question!"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "I am not."

Speaking to a gypsy fortuneteller, Pukk asks, "Well, where are my socks then?"

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "She does wot she does...unlike ye..."

Krampton reflectively says, "Me kinda miss em flyin' around like a shootin' star and landin in a pile and forgettin' what year it is."

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena asks, "Were you in that vision with Grishom?"

Darcena asks, "And are we sure it wasn't actually her?"

Darcena points at Vlashandra.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Take off yooz robes, I tell yooz who who."

Speaking curiously to Darcena, Leafiara says, "Interesting thought. I like it."

Speaking to Roblar, Pukk says, "I think you can take her...I have confidence in you."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shinann says, "I do. Why does Octaven get to destroy our pylons, attack and kill our citizens and just throw a bit of money toward us and a weak she's sorry? She also knew Dennet was a rogue mage."

Speaking drunkenly to Rzail, Gutstorm says, "Trush me."

Vlashandra touches the side of her face, smiling slowly.

Speaking heartily to Razanetika, Dwi says, "He's itchin to gits dem glubs inna helden's ring."

Vlashandra says, "She says it suits me and I wear you well."

Darcena echoes, "She."

Speaking heartily to Razanetika, Dwi says, "Where he'll lose."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "Who says this?"

Speaking to Raelee, Pukk asks, "I thought you were both twins....are you not?"

Speaking to Raelee, Rzail says, ""She"."

Speaking wryly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "That is a form of admiration. You must admire Magister Raelee greatly."

Vlashandra says, "The Grand Magister."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Phomate asks, "Wearing someone else's face?"

Speaking heartily to Razanetika, Dwi says, "Cake issa frostin delibery mechanism."

(Phomate hacks up a hairball.)

Pietra says, "And it's delicious."

Speaking to Roblar, Pukk says, "Cake."

Speaking pointedly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "And rightly so."

Speaking flatly to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "... I see."

Goldstr joins Cryheart's group.

Speaking to Gutstorm, Rzail says, "You know, kinda like twin sisters who wanna kiss you, but not really, they just take you in the back alley and have their boyfriends beat the snot out of you."

Speaking to Goldstr, Pukk says, "Slow poke."

Speaking doubtfully to Raelee, Darcena asks, "Do you really?"

Vlashandra says, "You should feel flattered, Magister."

Vlashandra nods at Raelee.

Dannore says, "I would rather have had the thunderstorm."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "You know if a imp doesn't like it...it must be great."

Speaking deeply to Roblar, Berost says, "Never trust a cake. Pie. Needsta be pie."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "... noted."

Vlashandra says, "She found your appearance appealing enough. You just lacked in other areas to..."

Vlashandra rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Speaking to Shinann, Pietra says, "Seems like your questions will never be answered."

Dwi heartily says, "Frosted pies are ceptable."

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara confides, "Common, with her and the Hall..."

Pukk arranges his posture and features in a skillful imitation of Vlashandra.

Phomate says, "Iced fried pies."

Darcena exasperatedly blurts, "To what!"

Pietra leans over and whispers, "Pity, the quietest ones are usually the most perceptive, smartest ones."

Vlashandra says, "I live to serve."


Sparking Up

Speaking angrily to Vlashandra, Alisette asks, "Lacking? I have something to say about lacking. How about your lacking manners, and couth, and good judgment?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Humans are hard to imitate."

Rzail says, "Whatever a couth is."

Alisette angrily says, "Magister Raelee has been nothing but professional in her duties."

Darcena mutters, "Does she live?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "A couth is sumfin ye sit on wif da cushin fings."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "But you, are...."

Speaking sharply to Alisette, Raelee says, "This is not necessary."

Vlashandra asks, "Yes? I am what?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Alisette.

Speaking defiantly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "Laughable."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Alisette.

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

Vlashandra kneels down.

Phomate says, "Blunt at the very least."

Vlashandra faces Alisette.

Vlashandra asks, "Tell me, little person, what makes me laughable?"

Alisette gazes into Vlashandra's eyes.

Monthas says, "Cat fight."

Rzail says, "Perhaps the reason she does not show herself, is because she is a goddess of some pantheon, and we would all melt if she revealed her true identiy."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Darcena warns, "Careful."

Alisette says, "That you don't have the good sense to be yourself, that you must mimic."

Phomate says, "Gotcha der, shorty."

Alisette stares at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra chuckles.

(Darcena rests her hand on Alisette's shoulder.)

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Those boots...so unfashionable."

Speaking heartily to Vlashandra, Dwi says, "Yer necklace is soo last year."

Phomate says, "Kinda liked da boots."

Rzail says, "Hey, sturdy boots are always fahionable."

Speaking heartily to Alisette, Dwi says, "Shouda saiddat."

Vlashandra reaches out with one finger, idly touching the locket around Alisette's neck. She smiles, standing back up.

Vlashandra stands up.

Monthas says, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara says, "It's--maybe a little more complicated that, but still, you're so forthright it's admirable, at least."

Alisette glances at Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "You have the face and body of a small child, please do not concern yourself in the affairs of real women."

Vlashandra smiles at Alisette.

Alisette softly says, "Sorry, mayor."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Those robes too..."

Alisette stares at Vlashandra.

Raelee says, "... perhaps we ought to return to the subject at hand - Pylasar."

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara says, "No, no--speak your mind."

Shinann says, "I tried."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me lub when gurls fight."

Speaking to Alisette, Darcena says, "If you keep picking fights with people where you can't back yourself up, you're not going to be able to use me as protection anymore."

Speaking solemnly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "Don't judge THIS book by its cover, Ma'am."

Rzail says, "I wish we had a proper snack."

Dannore says, "Just need some popcorn."

Xorus says, "His duplicitous acts are indisputable. Once I saw him turn himself into a sculpin."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "And your same-sized eyes."

Balley softly says, "Rub ali."

Tsarok removes a purple scorpion sculpin from in his webbed satchel.

Speaking to Xorus, Phomate asks, "Isn't dat a fish?"

Balley softly says, "Stay calm daughter."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "I need more cake."

Xorus says, "He swam off."

Tsarok raises his scorpion sculpin high into the air, displaying his catch for all to see!

Darcena says, "It smelled funny that night."

Alisette whispers aloud, "Sorry, Darcena."

Speaking to Tsarok, Leafiara acknowledges, "I was just about to say some of us no doubt still have those."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Krampton says, "Don't treat Alisette like she a small child, pick on somebodies your own size."

Vlashandra says, "There is nothing else to discuss this night. The Grand Magister seeks my company."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Uh oh, Balley gunna go mamma bear on ye, dis awtta be good."

Vlashandra says, "I shall see you all in a few nights at the trial."


Accurate Execution

Shinann says, "I asked a question."

Krampton says, "Bye."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Soneiken says, "I have a question."

Krampton says, "Don't come back."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pietra says, "You haven't answered a single question."

Rzail says, "Oh I love it when short people say that to tall people."

Vlashandra glances at Shinann.

Vlashandra asks, "Yes Captain?"

Speaking heartily to Krampton, Dwi says, "Size aint all it's cracked up to be."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shinann says, "Why does Octaven get to destroy our pylons, attack and kill our citizens and just throw a bit of money toward us and a weak she's sorry? She also knew Dennet was a rogue mage."

Balley softly says, "I pick my battles, Some people do not deserve that type of attention."

Speaking to Krampton, Pukk says, "Well...Alisette is pretty young...so that part is understandable."

Tsarok quietly asks, "Uhhh, has Pylasar even been located?"

Speaking amusedly to Tsarok, Leafiara says, "Nope."

Dannore says, "Goodbye firey lady who drifted down from the sky."

Speaking to Tsarok, Pietra says, "More's the better."

Speaking to Pukk, Krampton says, "She still grown."

Shinann asks, "However, she has no trial?"

Tsarok quietly exclaims, "Interesting!"

Vlashandra asks, "Is that truly a question for me?"

Speaking to Tsarok, Leafiara recommends, "Bring popcorn for the trial. There's always a lot available in Ord an Dragan's headquarters."

Shinann says, "You asked for questions."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pietra says, "The Captain has a question."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Soneiken asks, "Does Peter Plead Innocent, no contend, or guilty, or do we not know?"

Phomate says, "Sounds like a good one."

Speaking to Krampton, Pukk says, "Ah, it must be because you are shorter than her, so you think she is grown."

Shinann says, "If you are unable to answer."

Vlashandra says, "Pylasar's location is unknown."

Vlashandra nods at Soneiken.

Roblar deeply says, "Sound hard to defend self den."

Vlashandra says, "For now."

Rzail says, "Tick tock tick tokc."

Phomate says, "How ya supposed to have a trial withought an accused."

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi asks, "Who's da lady inna da ol fashion neckalce anyways? Anna why dis hubbub?"

Shinann says, "Then, maybe it is you that are not woman enough to handle this trial... to use your words."

Speaking drunkenly to Dwi, Gutstorm says, "Some snob from down souf."

Zosopage says, "I'd bet Pylasar is man enough to show up."

Goldstr mutters mock-trial.

Speaking to Gutstorm, Phomate asks, "Accused? er accussed?"

Dwi heartily says, "I was down der."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Da mage lady."

Roblar deeply says, "Xorus say Pylasar was a sculpin."

Vlashandra says, "Pylasar is on trial, not the Grand Magister. I am not sure your point has been accurately executed."

Vlashandra nods at Shinann.

Roblar deeply says, "Tsarok az a sculpin."

Roblar deeply says, "Perhaps....put da fish on trial."

Shinann says, "She should be."

Roblar deeply exclaims, "It cud be him!"

Vlashandra says, "Had we a list of all those who should be..."

Vlashandra gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Vlashandra smirks.

Rzail says, "I just had a funny though."

Roblar deeply says, "Seen em be many a ting."

Speaking suggestively to Roblar, Darcena says, "Perhaps we should go fishing for sculpin."

Shinann says, "Very nice way to avoid an answer."

Rzail says, "What if Vlashandra was Pylasar is Vlashandra."

Shinann says, "Thank you."

Shinann nods at Vlashandra.

Roblar deeply says, "He cud be wathing right now."

Vlashandra says, "I believe I've answered some questions."

Vlashandra says, "I shall see you all at the trial."

Balley softly says, "I honestly think you are going after Peter because he let out some of the Hall's deep dark secrets. This trial should not be taking place. Sounds like an act of revenge."

Roblar deeply says, "Too dangerous."

Phomate says, "Some."

Leafiara nonplussedly says, "Until the weekend, I suppose."

Shinann says, "Count on it."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Soneiken asks, "Did you answer mine?"

Phomate says, "Na too many."

Xorus says, "Conspiracy to commit murder and treason, or in other words, an amicable evening chat with others about town in the Landing."

Speaking to Soneiken, Pietra says, "Of course she didn't. She didn't answer anything."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Krampton says, "Yes, you've answered all the questions you've felt like answerin', so since you in the spring of life, I'm sures it's past your bedtime, do be going."

Speaking wryly to Xorus, Leafiara says, "Indeed."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "Secret handshakes and all that."

Roblar deeply says, "Usually dat means free drinks at Helgas when so charged."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Call da deaf squads!"

Vlashandra says, "I told you his location is unknown at this time."

Arianiss asks, "So who's going to be put on trial then?"

Vlashandra says, "I never said anything about sleep."

Tilbin asks, "Den how ya gonna have a trial?"

Vlashandra nods at Krampton.

Balley softly says, "Yeah there is always a motive behind unjust and corrupt people."

Speaking to Arianiss, Pietra asks, "The memory of Pylasar, I guess?"

Felita says, "Ye talks in circles."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk exclaims, "So you admit that you don't know everything! So it could be possible that now is not a good time to hold a trial because he isn't present!"

Pietra says, "The concept of Pylasar."

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara says, "It's like Faerinn has kept saying--this is just a thought experiment."

Krampton says, "Day hood can't hide oogly."

Pietra says, "I'm pretty tired of this fake mage lady and her non answers."

Dannore says, "Pretty lady."

Phomate asks, "A grand mage presiding?"

Phomate says, "Er the."

Vlashandra curls her fingers and she melts into white flames, burning bright for a moment then fading away.

Krampton says, "Dat hood I means."

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara relents, "To be fair, she's probabaly constrained by her superiors."

Dannore exclaims, "Give us the thunderstorm!"

Balley softly says, "They are all corrupt in my opinion."

Pukk yells, "And take Dwi with you!"

Leafiara indifferently says, "Well, that was somethin'."

Phomate asks, "Is der more dan one?"

Shinann says, "Typical."

Zosopage says, "Too bad that wasn't real fire and she got burned."

Brandilor says, "Hmph."

Cryheart says, "She is a bit arrogant."

Dannore says, "I wanna hear it booom."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra asks, "Why show up to answer questions, and then not answer questions?"

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena says, "She never said why she's wearing your features."

Rzail asks, "Or could have a 10 foot pole shoved up her....wait what?"


Trying Times

Mother steps out of the shadows of two buildings.

Pukk says, "Oh wait..you were already here."

Xorus says, "All we have to do is find the lost city of Kai Toka, the underground realm of Deepholt, and the ever mythical Erithians. Pylasar will be bound to turn up."

Darcena exclaims, "Mother!"

Krampton exclaims, "MOM!"

Speaking to Darcena, Raelee says, "I noticed."

Speaking amusedly to Mother, Leafiara says, "Oh, good eve."

Balley softly says, "Hello Mother."

Speaking apologetically to Raelee, Alisette says, "Sorry Ma'am."

Krampton exclaims, "I ain't seen my mom in ages!"

Speaking lightly to Mother, Leafiara says, "I was beginning to wonder if you cared."

Speaking to Mother, Pukk exclaims, "I was hoping to see you sooner or later!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr asks, "As I was a bit late did she actually tell us er want anything?"

Felita exclaims, "Mum!"

Speaking deeply to Mother, Berost asks, "Here to profit off tha trial somehow?"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Me am fergots, is mutter one da good people or da bad ones?"

Phomate says, "Musta been why da other left."

Speaking to Mother, Pukk says, "Mostly sooner and with a knife sticking out of her back."

Roblar deeply says, "Maybe she cooked."

Mother stands for a moment near where Vlashandra vanished, looking around and at the ground.

Speaking to Mother, Pukk says, "Better late than never though."

Phomate says, "Oo."

Speaking drunkenly to Pietra, Gutstorm asks, "You not know?"

Phomate says, "Fried pies."

Pukk offers Mother a slice of birthday cake.

Dannore asks, "Mom?"

Speaking to Mother, Pukk says, "Here, have some cake."

Mother softly says, "The imperial presence is seemingly growing."

Roblar deeply says, "Non meat."

Mother nods at Leafiara.

Mother accepts Pukk's birthday cake.

Speaking to Mother, Leafiara explains, "Pukk has been wanting me to let you know that he'd like to join the Brotherhood. Though that was several months ago, so I don't know if he still feels that way."

Speaking dryly to Mother, Leafiara says, "Yeah, tell me about it."'

Speaking to Mother, Rzail says, "And their smell."

Felita says, "Mum mum we has cake."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I still want to."

Speaking to Mother, Leafiara says, "But what you said about Rysus last year was true--he only brought in more of the imperials, doing things his way."

Speaking to Pukk, Phomate asks, "Isn't that a eunuch position?"

Mother nods to a corner of a street where a young boy runs out, happily taking the cake from her hand and running off, hardly wasting a second to eat it.

Speaking stiffly to Leafiara, Darcena says, "I don't want to hear you talking about Rysus."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "That is why I like her!"

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "She's a good Mother."

Phomate says, "Feed da urchin and dey'll keep comin round."

Darcena mutters, "Unfinished vengeance."

Speaking disgustedly to Mother, Alisette says, "They are quite...difficult."

Mother softly asks, "What are we going to do about this trial, Mayor Leafiara?"

Leafiara peers quizzically at Mother.

Roblar deeply says, "Not much to do."

Leafiara says, "I intended to let it play out, foolish as it is."

Roblar deeply says, "But eat and drink and watch."

Roblar deeply exclaims, "Tiz a show!"

Mother softly says, "I see."'

Mother frowns at Roblar.

Phomate says, "No accused, no trial."

Mother frowns at Leafiara.

Speaking to Mother, Zosopage asks, "What can we do?"

Balley softly says, "I think we need to stop it."

Phomate says, "Easy."

Balley softly says, "It is a farce."

Roblar deeply says, "No one present to suffer a result."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr asks, "Will Judge Renpaw preside?"

Leafiara says, "It is a waste of our time, but maybe we can learn something about how this... new Adjudicator operates."

A large dark blue steel golem wanders in.

Balley softly says, "An act of revenge and it will very biased."

Shinann says, "Spy golem."

Mother glances at a large dark blue steel golem.

Speaking to Mother, Pietra says, "We can speak up for Pylasar in his absence, so that he doesn't suffer or die."

Roblar deeply says, "Only a fool holds a trial without da person."

Mother nods to a corner of a street.

Phomate asks, "Vlassie? da new one?"

Speaking to Mother, Leafiara says, "I also have a sneaking suspicion that they might be withholding some information--perhaps they do know how to find Pylasar."

Speaking to Tsarok, Pietra says, "Guard your sculpin."

Rzail says, "Never trust a dark blue steel golem."

Phomate says, "Withholdin is almost guaranteed."

Roblar deeply says, "Can't be defended and can't punish if convicted."

Speaking to a large dark blue steel golem, Rzail says, "Talking to you fella."

A young girl runs out of an alleyway, giggling and laughing and tosses a small rock at the blue golem. The golem turns, looking at her, and the girl runs off. The golem soon pursues.

Rasson asks, "Maybe not how to find but when to find?"

Phomate says, "Dem mages."

Arianiss asks, "Did everyone forget the horrible things Pylasar was involved in?"

Talman says, "Cant say I agree with having a trial for someone, We cant get their side of the story, or let them present evidence on their side.."

A large dark blue steel golem wanders in.

Speaking to Mother, Leafiara speculates, "If that's the case, then we have a chance of getting him back if we let them go through wth their--sham."

Pukk yells, "Run!"

Mother squints.

A large dark blue steel golem wanders north.

Roblar deeply says, "She shud focus on findin em."

Xorus says, "That would be impressive, Kezmon Isle has been lost for centuries."

Speaking dryly to Arianiss, Raelee says, "Apparently so."

Speaking to Xorus, Leafiara says, "I agree, it seems unlikely at best. And yet... they're the ones insisting on this--odd use of resources."

Mother softly asks, "You suspect they wish to hold a trial then find him?"

Roblar casually says, "Or at least at dodging out of way of ma ball."

Mother peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Shinann says, "To find the island."

Shinann says, "I think."

Speaking to Mother, Alisette says, "They are dressing like Magister Raelee in order to flush him out, or they just admire her so much they hae to look like her."

Speaking to Mother, Leafiara says, "No, I suspect they know how to find him, but are holding back until the trial or shortly after."

Rzail asks, "Why not, then they have a reason to kill on sight?"

Speaking to Mother, Raelee says, "... that is not accurate."

Speaking to a brindled black-and-brown snowcat, Brandilor says, "Not yet, boy. Just sit and listen for a bit."

Mother softly asks, "Vlashandra?"

Mother peers quizzically at Alisette.

Speaking to Mother, Leafiara admits, "It's only one possibility, though."

Mother softly says, "She does not dress like Raelee to lure Pylasar."

Balley softly says, "I think they want to call him out, or get the judgment off themselves. Make him take the fall for the Hall."

Rzail says, "Ohhh, he's evading the law, he must be stopped, he's evil, burn the witch, blah blah blah."

Talman says, "We need to find a way to remove these golems."

Speaking to Mother, Alisette says, "She is trying to look like Magister Raelee."

Mother softly says, "She is one of Octaven's lovers in the Outpost."

Alisette adds, "And failing."

Speaking to Leafiara, Rasson says, "He is hopping through time, maybe they have a good idea when he will show next, would explain the urgency."

Felita says, "Listens to mum."

Zosopage asks, "Hrmm if we, the Landing, do not want this trial to take place. Why is it taking place in the Landing?"

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena murmurs, "Oh really."

Speaking to Rasson, Leafiara says, "Right--something's very suspicious in the timing of all this."

Alisette asks, "Lover?"

Speaking to Zosopage, Leafiara agrees, "And the place too."

Speaking to Alisette, Pukk says, "That means they play patty-cake a lot."

Phomate says, "Der swappin spit."

Balley softly asks, "Can we not stop it?"

Rzail says, "I am eating cake! All this lover stuff is making me wanna vomit."

Speaking to Balley, Arianiss says, "Love? No, that's pretty difficult to stop."

Mother softly says, "Our eyes and ears have not vanished from the Outpost."

Speaking to Balley, Raelee asks, "Do you know what will happen if you stop the trial?"

Balley softly says, "I mean the trial."

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena murmurs, "I have questions."

Arianiss says, "Ohhhhh."

Balley softly says, "Yes."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk asks, "You know, you are unusually quiet...did you fall asleep already old man?"

Speaking approvingly to Mother, Leafiara says, "That's excellent news. I'd wondered."

Speaking to Arianiss, Pietra says, "You said it."

Speaking to Darcena, Raelee says, "Do not expect me to address them."

Balley softly says, "They will burn down the town."

Roblar deeply says, "Shud be held at outpost."

Balley softly says, "Like they have never done that before."

Mother softly asks, "Perhaps we arrange our own trial?"

Speaking to Balley, Raelee says, "That is not the point I was intending to make."

Balley softly says, "And never paid for the damages."

Mother peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Speaking to Roblar, Phomate asks, "The trial?"

Speaking curiously to Mother, Leafiara asks, "Of Pylasar, or of someone else?"

(Rzail tries to lick the frosting off of his nose.)

Talman says, "How is this a trial? Sounds like an execution, trial would present information from both sides."

Speaking to Rzail, Pukk says, "That is how you get a wife."

Mother softly says, "Octaven."

Roblar deeply says, "Now da crazed knight's trial ere was guud because of what did to town."

Speaking to Mother, Leafiara admits, "I was just thinking, after what Shinann--"

Leafiara nods in agreement at Mother.

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm says, "He asneep."

Roblar deeply says, "And burning."

Speaking to Mother, Leafiara agrees, "Yes, I was thinking just that."

Roblar deeply says, "Aye."

Speaking to Pukk, Rzail says, "Oh no thanks, i gave last year."

Balley softly says, "They are trying to pin their wrong doings on Peter."

Leafiara says, "If we have a precedent of not needing to have the accused present, then nothing stops us from holding our own independent trial."

Arianiss says, "..but he DID do wrong doings.."

Rzail says, "Everyone does wrong doings..."

Speaking to Balley, Goldstr says, "Dat coulds be true."

Rzail asks, "Gonna have a trial for everyone?"

Pietra says, "I do wrong doings daily, hourly sometimes."

Phomate asks, "And that info from da mages?"

Mother smiles.

Speaking to Balley, Raelee says, "He had first-hand involvement in the deaths of numerous people. This is not a coverup and an attempt to blame him for something he did not do. He has admitted to such. In public."

Phomate says, "They could be lyin."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Im innocent."

Speaking to Balley, Raelee asks, "Or does none of that matter because we have to defy the Empire at all costs?"

Speaking to Rzail, Leafiara explains, "Octaven's actions against the town have been quite a bit more--harmful than most."

Arianiss says, "Every time I mur.. steal in town, I get arrested."

Mother softly says, "Magister Raelee..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Imps are never good for town."

Balley softly says, "I think there are others in the Hall who have done far more to innocent people."

Mother softly asks, "By your own logic then, does not Octaven's past actions against the town warrant a trial for her as well?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr says, "Der has to be a deeper reason fer da Council wantin to try Pylasar."

Speaking to Raelee, Shinann says, "Maybe if Octaven had not attacked us, then I would not have been kidnapped and then Naimorai would not have been sent back in time."

Phomate says, "Oo."

'Speaking adamantly to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "I agree. The circumstances make no sense."

Speaking to Raelee, Alisette says, "They are not deserving of respect... and they ignored their own wrong-doing, Ma'am."

Talman says, "I say we smash the golem's and tell the mages or whever wants this trial to kick rocks."

Rzail exclaims, "Trial for both!"

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara muses, "If their only goal was to find Pylasar guilty of something, or even get information and testimony on him, they hardly need us for that."

Speaking to Mother, Pukk says, "Maybe we can have a fair trial and convict her."

Speaking to Mother, Raelee says, "Do as you will. I rather doubt anything I say will alter your opinions."

Phomate says, "Ders a thought."

Speaking amusedly to Talman, Pietra says, "Typical warrior."

Mother softly says, "That is not an answer."

Mother softly says, "How Vlashandra of you."

Darcena wistfully asks, "Why don't we ever hold these meetings at an inn?"

Mother smiles.

Roblar deeply says, "Pylasar iz absolved."

Phomate says, "Hack off her right hand."

Speaking to Mother, Zosopage says, "You probably heard from the shadows that Shinann did ask why Octaven isn't being tried."

Phomate says, "Er his."

Roblar deeply says, "Ah av spoken."

Phomate says, "Theirs."

Dannore says, "Shots fired."

Speaking softly to Darcena, Razanetika says, "Because that would make way too much sense."

Phomate says, "Somebody should lose a hand."

Mother softly says, "I will ask once more."

Mother softly asks, "By your own logic then, does not Octaven's past actions against the town warrant a trial for her as well?"

Speaking exasperatedly to Mother, Darcena says, "Yes."

Speaking to Phomate, Rzail says, "I lost a hand once, it grew back."

Darcena mutters, "Might as well."

Phomate says, "Agreed."

Pietra says, "Of course."

Speaking to Phomate, Rzail asks, "Thats not true, but what if it did?"

Speaking to Rzail, Phomate says, "Makes it difficult to clap."

Rzail says, "More slapping than clapping i spose."

Speaking inquisitively to Mother, Krampton asks, "By that logic if you can supposed capture someone who is able to travel through time, why not also put to trial Raznel or anyone else who consistently attacks this town?"

Speaking to Mother, Raelee says, "I do know this. That is not up to me."

Speaking deeply to Raelee, Berost says, "No need ta be answerin that one, her words only ever offer strife ta thha town and serve her own ends."

Speaking offhandedly to Krampton, Leafiara says, "Already killed Raznel, thankfully."

Krampton says, "Ohh."

Krampton says, "1 down."

Darcena smugly says, "Yes we did."

Mother softly says, "I suppose that is the best answer we will get from you."

Speaking to Shinann, Raelee says, "And if you want a trial, hold your own."

Mother nods at Raelee.

Raelee says, "And likewise, if you halt this trial... it will simply be conducted elsewhere and without your input."

Mother softly says, "Congratulations Mayor, I have not said it yet."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara wonders, "Will it, though? They're very insistent despite the pushback."

Mother nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara smiles at Mother.

Speaking appreciatively to Mother, Leafiara says, "Thank you."

Leafiara curtsies gracefully to Mother.

Roblar deeply says, "Am not sure how da Hall can hold da trial anyway."

Speaking to Raelee, Pukk says, "We cannot control what they do anyways...what we can or should be able to control is what they do in this town."

Roblar deeply says, "He iz no longer a member." [referring to Pylasar, who was once in the Hall]

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "Yes."

Zosopage says, "And if we did do something to try to stop it, would that bring the wrath of the Hall upon us here."

Rzail asks, "Umm...Empire doesnt have jurisdiction here do they?"

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Raelee.

Speaking quietly to Zosopage, Tsarok says, "I like that question."

Speaking to Rzail, Arianiss says, "I think they do."

Speaking to Rzail, Leafiara mutters, "The recent council appointment says otherwise."

Mother softly says, "Perhaps, if enough wisdom prevails, there is enough resources for two trials."

Speaking to Rzail, Leafiara says, "Another problem we'll need to cut off at the head."

Rzail asks, "How much did that cost the empire?"

Mother softly says, "Perhaps ours will look differently."

Leafiara nods at Mother.

Mother smiles.

Speaking to Roblar, Goldstr says, "Pylasar be an upstandin citizen an protectoe of our fair town."

Xorus says, "The Hall has jurisdiction over magic related crimes throughout the imperial holdings."

Pukk says, "I think Mother should be on the council."

Darcena says, "A little curious how in the world you plan to enforce the outcome of a trial."

Darcena glances sharply at Mother.

Mother grins at Darcena.

Rzail exclaims, "Mother for Shadow Mayor!"

Rzail says, "Oh wait..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Rzail says, "Sorry."

Speaking diplomatically to Darcena, Leafiara says, "To the same extent the Hall can enforce theirs for Pylasar."

Roblar deeply says, "Maybe dey already av em."

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Rzail.

Roblar deeply says, "Xin a coffin."

Speaking to Leafiara, Darcena says, "The Hall has a lot more power than Mother."

Darcena gazes in amusement at Leafiara.

Speaking sharply to Mother, Darcena asks, "Or is that not accurate?"

Mother grins.

Alisette says, "Power is not everything...."

Mother steps away, disappearing into the shadows of an alleyway.


Discussion Afterward

Zosopage says, "I'm sure the Hall has many enemies."

Speaking to Darcena, Pukk says, "That is because they are more corrupt."

Speaking to Darcena, Leafiara says, "I don't know if they can solve the Kezmon mystery that's been lingering for centuries. I don't want to believe they can, but maybe."

Leafiara suddenly says, "Well, she certainly left quickly."

Tsarok quietly says, "Toodles, Mother."

Razanetika softly says, "I hope she's able to share that cake with a lot of needy folks."

Krampton says, "Mom moves wit da quickness."

Pietra exclaims, "Okay, who's next!"

Roblar deeply vows, "No one touched da purple one."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Bye mutter."

Rzail says, "Always has an eye in the back of her head she does."

Pukk says, "Mother needs to work on her hiding. I think everybody here saw her hide."

Speaking drunkenly to Cryheart, Gutstorm asks, "Yooz awake?"

Speaking wryly to Pukk, Darcena says, "And she needs to invite us to Helga's next time."

Pietra asks, "Stone now?"

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Felita says, "Bye mum."

Leafiara says, "Whether Pylasar does or doesn't turn up at this trial, it'll be telling..."

Cryheart says, "Just paying attention."

Goldstr says, "Mother be a mystery herself, least to me."

Darcena says, "This square is dry and unfulfilling."

Zosopage says, "She didn't hide, she disappeared."

Phomate says, "Well."

Phomate says, "Tis true."

Speaking to Goldstr, Pukk says, "All women are a mystery."

Speaking to Leafiara, Alisette says, "Telling. aye."

Rzail says, "Leafiara perhaps he is trying to prove his innocence or something."

Berost deeply says, "They can do what they need, an if they find Pylasar I will fight em. He done enough to help us, despite his past, he deserves his peace."

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "I think I understand her maneuvering. I was just considering it earlier today, and now I'm more convinced than ever."

Balley softly says, "I think if they are going after Pylasar we need to go after them in return."

Roblar deeply exclaims, "We kin start by burnin things!"

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "Her every move seems to be trying to--gain favor with the everyday citizen, I believe."

Speaking to Darcena, Alisette says, "I will work on looking taller.....then I can stand in front of you...."

Pukk asks, "Can somebody take Cryheart to the inn so he can sleep in peace?"

Speaking to Roblar, Rzail exclaims, "Save the bourbon and scotch first!"

Speaking to Alisette, Darcena says, "You can stand anywhere near me you'd like, snack."

Zosopage says, "If everyone was to stand trial for their past. Most of us would be on trial."

Talman says, "We could start with knocken over those golems."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr says, "Aye I noticed dat."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk exclaims, "You're awake!"

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara speculates, "She's probably trying to establish a new reputation for the Brotherhood."

Speaking to Alisette, Darcena says, "Just don't think that means I'll back you up every time you bark."

Talman says, "Chasin kids tells me all i need."

Cryheart says, "I would warn against any impulse to harm any of the Hall of Mages."

Speaking to Roblar, Rzail says, "Then the women and children..."

Talman says, "Wont help anyone who controls em."

Speaking to Darcena, Alisette says, "Deal. I don't like her lack of respect for folks that have earned it."

Cryheart says, "Find another way to deal with them."

Speaking to Darcena, Alisette says, "But I am not always right."

Speaking amiably to Cryheart, Leafiara inquires, "Do you have any suggestions to that effect?"

Cryheart says, "Thinking."

Speaking to Alisette, Darcena says, "Don't much like her myself. Don't know her though."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "I say we send Nehor to go give them a stern talking to."

Speaking drunkenly to Cryheart, Gutstorm says, "I heard da hall of mages was affe Owlie next, we must make a stand."

Speaking to Alisette, Darcena says, "Oddly feel a little protective over Raelee even though she's a right cold fish."

Rzail says, "Yes, a sternly worded letter of protest should do some good."

Roblar deeply asks, "Someone say cold fish?"

Rzail says, "Maybe, he'll perform them a play."

Speaking to Darcena, Alisette says, "Aye. Me too, for some strange reason."

Speaking coolly to Darcena, Raelee says, "I do not require protection from anyone here."

Speaking to Roblar, Pukk says, "No, the flowergirl isn't here."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika asks, "Yes?"

Phomate asks, "We back to the sculpin?"

Speaking to Raelee, Darcena growls, "Don't take that tone with me."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Im sneepy."

Speaking to Darcena, Raelee retorts, "Then do not patronize me."

Cryheart says, "Ladies, please."

Speaking to Darcena, Pukk says, "Just call her Raerae. She almost smiles at that."

Zosopage says, "The only thing I can say about having this "trial" here is that we have some say in the outcome and what can be done after the "trial" is over."

Rzail says, "Ok girls, calm down, you're both pretty..ish."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me am need 7 whipe opals too."

Leafiara muses, "Never a dull moment."

(Roblar licks his finger and puts it to the air.)

Roblar deeply mutters, "Getting hot in 'ere."

Cryheart says, "Perhaps we should rest and think of another way to deal with this situation."

Speaking dubiously to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "I'm not convinced of even that."

Pukk says, "Oh I know."

Speaking to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "I think it's a show trial."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Dankoo!"

Cryheart says, "Hope to see many of ye at the trial."

Speaking to Darcena, Rzail asks, "What?"

Speaking to Gutstorm, Phomate says, "Das it."

Speaking amiably to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "True, it's always worth taking time to consider the situation."

Pukk exclaims, "Here, this will calm you down!"

Balley softly says, "I did find it interesting that Vleashandra smiled when I said they are out for revenge."

Pukk exclaims, "It's cake!"

Leafiara says, "And we do have our next town meeting on the 19th at 11 in the evening."

Speaking to Leafiara, Zosopage says, "If it were not here we'd be completely out of it, as it were."

Speaking to Cryheart, Goldstr says, "Well fer now I hope OUR Mage stays on sat Iasle in da past."

Darcena says, "I'm going to go join some company at my house."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Razanetika says, "Thank you sweetly for trying to share my birthday cake."

Pukk exclaims, "All problems are solved with cake!"

Speaking to Darcena, Rzail says, "Im a half-krolvin, i dont have perceptions of beauty."

Speaking to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "But why they want it here is the question."

Speaking frankly to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "I don't trust it."

Cryheart says, "What Pylasar did was a criminal act against many...however, he did show remorse and did help in dealing with Raznel."

Speaking to Leafiara, Zosopage says, "Good point."

Cryheart says, "That should be emphasized."

Cryheart says, "At his trial."

Pukk yells, "Owlie you better start eating all that cake! Nobody else wants it!"

Shinann says, "Raznel killed his wife and child."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "That should take care of that cake."

Phomate says, "Power plays."

Speaking to Cryheart, Goldstr says, "Aye but he was under dat witch's spells in dem times."

Phomate says, "Keep yer head down."

Balley softly says, "Ok I must get my beauty sleep. Things will come into better focus I am sure as we get closer to this joke of a trial."

Phomate says, "Later folks."

Leafiara acknowledges, "I'll admit... despite how insane it seems to me to run a trial over someone they can't find--and that's *if* they truly can't find him... I'm very curious to hear what people have to say about Pylasar."

Cryheart says, "But focus on how to present what is needed to be displayed at this trial."

Speaking to Balley, Krampton says, "I bet it's jealousy that he can time travel, either that's or the rest of the hall against him cause of nepitism."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "You don't need beauty sleep. You are already pretty enough."

Roblar deeply says, "Make sure everyone bring drinks."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "You have heard me, mostly."

Bernadette softly says, "Too bad he couldnt plead insanity."

Roblar deeply says, "And pour one out for da purple one."

Roblar deeply says, "Everytime dey speak."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr says, "I tinks I has let ye knows me feelins."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "I have. But you know how these things go--never know what others will say until the day comes."

Speaking to Zosopage, Pukk says, "That is how you do it."

Roblar deeply says, "Give em a Landin welcome."

Leafiara nods at Goldstr.

Krampton says, "Somebody always gotta be the odd one out."

Speaking confidently to Roblar, Leafiara says, "Never a doubt."

Cryheart says, "Consider acts of reason rather than acts of violence still."

Speaking to Leafiara, Alisette says, "Will be interesting to hear what is said about him."

Pukk yells, "We should kill everybody who gets violent!"

Goldstr says, "Sir Cryheart has good words der."

Speaking to Leafiara, Alisette says, "I did not know those things about lovers in court and halls of justice and all."

Speaking to Goldstr, Soneiken says, "Words, "try to be Sane, in an Insane world" Paradox to me."

Goldstr exclaims, "Rest well folks an we sees ye's at da trial!"

Roblar deeply asks, "Back to basketweaving?"

Roblar deeply says, "Er."

Roblar deeply asks, "Whittling?"

Speaking quietly to Roblar, Tsarok says, "Knitting."

Speaking to Leafiara, Alisette says, "I will go work on not speaking my mind out loud."

Speaking encouragingly to Alisette, Leafiara says, "No, no, please don't."

Alisette says, "Well...."

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara says, "Your perspective is just what some of these people need to hear."

Alisette whispers aloud, "She is OUR Magister."

Alisette says, "Not theirs."

Roblar spins the paddle in his hand with agility while simultaneously flicking his wrist. Unfortunately, the indigo ball and string of his knotty pine paddle were not facing away from him at the time and the small projectile strikes him right between the eyes before he can deflect it away.

Arianiss asks, "Ahh, Raelee is a champion of Wehnimer's now?"

Raelee says, "... I am not a citizen of this town, nor do I have any desire to be."

Roblar tucks a suede-handled knotty pine paddle into a weathered black leather pocket inside of his bear hide greatcloak.

Speaking quietly to Raelee, Tsarok says, "Hurtful."

Roblar deeply says, "Maybe guud for dungeon."

Roblar deeply says, "Seem like tool of torture."

Raelee says, "... furthermore, by all conventional arguments... I am theirs."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara says, "We know. And yet, you've still helped us in the past."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee asks, "Have I?"

Speaking amusedly to Raelee, Leafiara says, "You *just* aided with the blight these past months."

Speaking teasingly to Raelee, Leafiara says, "Maybe you want to block it from memory, but we don't."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "Not unilaterally, however."

Speaking curiously to Raelee, Leafiara ask, "Does *anyone* unilaterally help the town? Even those who do live here?"

Talman says, "Still say we smash the golems."

Roblar deeply says, "Shud be an interestin trial."

Roblar deeply says, "If unfair."

Roblar deeply says, "Likely."

Tsarok quietly says, "Toodles everyone."

Xorus says, "I have helped the town on occasion as an incidental side effect."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "I aided this town on behalf of the Hall - that is the point I was attempting to draw."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara relents, "I suppose so. Still, many in town do trust and vouch for you."

Leafiara amusedly says, "I guess this is all semantics anyway, to an extent."

Leafiara wryly says, "Might still be more productive than a trial of a man lost in time."

Speaking to Raelee, Soneiken says, "So all business, nae Personal, that is your position. Nothing wrong with that."

Xuul says, "Never met the mayor of Wehnimer's in person before."

Speaking amiably to Xuul, Leafiara says, "Good eve and well met, then."

Xorus says, "It depends on the function the trial is meant to serve."

Xuul asks, "Do they hold free elections in this town these days?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "And ultimately, there is little more I can do than attempt to explain the rationale as I see it. I am a researcher, not an adjucator."

Speaking to Xuul, Leafiara says, "Indeed they do. We just concluded one this past month, and we'll have another next year."

Speaking to Xorus, Soneiken says, "Generally that is suppose to be "Justice"."

(Arianiss says, as an aside, "..unless something happens to the current Mayor, and then it might be earlier..")

Xorus says, "They can have 'justice' in other territories. Holding the trial here establishes precedent for their jurisdiction."

Speaking slowly to Xorus, Leafiara says, "...interesting thought."

Speaking to Xorus, Leafiara says, "Probably too late too put a stop to it now, though..."

Shinann says, "Excuse me."

Raelee says, "... even if it were not, I do not think halting the trial would be the great blow to the Hall that many seem to think it would be."

Leafiara says, "Oh, I'm not concerned about a blow to the Hall--but a blow to any thoughts of more Imperial jurisdiction around here is another matter."

Xorus says, "Thadston might inadvertently disintegrate them all with one of those energy arcs. Mistrial."

Speaking wryly to Xorus, Leafiara says, "One can only hope, I suppose."

Xorus says, "Baron Hochstib had a similar effect happening when he was ingesting Mandis crystal."

Leafiara says, "Interesting. Someone else was telling me they were reminded of Walkar's cursed armor."

Xorus says, "This was azure energy webbing and wreathing along his body."

Xorus says, "Family resemblance, at least."

[pause in people talking]

Leafiara says, "I'll be in the square, unless anyone has anything more. Despite no major enemy like Raznel attacking us, these are interesting times."

Leafiara muses, "No end of possibilities to consider. My theory board is growing."