Landing Events - 5120-06-18 - Octakin' Our Time (log)

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Lumnea 18-19, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Magister Cordarius comes to the Raging Thrak Inn trophy room to thank everyone for their assistance in freeing him. As for Grand Magister Octaven, thankfully Magister Raelee has delayed her release from the coffin. He chalks that up as a discussion to happen soon, but we're keeping her sealed for a little longer--though we'll need to release her sooner than later, despite bad things she's done. Chandrellia asks when soon is, but he seemingly can't answer or we'd tip our hand too soon.
  • He says Octaven's time is coming, he'll say that much, but he and Raelee agree that Octaven has information and answers--such as that only two people know where the Talon is. Justice for her won't accomplish everything without obtaining some of her knowledge, and we'll discuss ways to get the information.
  • Mayor Leafiara says it's time to expedite an investigation into the Hall of Mages given how Vlashandra turned out, and Cordarius agrees. He says he hasn't seen Vlashandra since she threw him in a glass coffin, but at least it wasn't his worst date. Leafi doesn't want the details of the worst, though Gutstorm does--but unfortunately (?), Cordarius has no time for the long story and wishes everyone good night!


Highlights

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara admits, "I have to give you credit, you're doing better at surviving the Landing than the last two males from the Hall who took any interest in me."
Dergoatean says, "Odd place to gather..."
Dergoatean asks, "Why would we all choose to be out of the rain when we could be soaked in front of Moot Hall?"
Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm says, "I once asked Owlie if he knew how many licksh it took to git to da shenner of shumfin and al he did wash hoot at me."
Cordarius says, "We almost bumped uglies and she threw me in a glass coffin."
Cordarius says, "Not my best date, not my worst."
Cordarius shrugs.
Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I believe I mentioned this to you, in passing before. But I always have a plan to kill everyone I meet."
Speaking lightly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "You mention it at least once every three weeks."
Balley softly asks, "You do not think Slim would join forces with Stone do you?"
Speaking to Balley, Dergoatean says, "I'm not sure Stone would tolerate the antics."
Speaking to Cruxophim, Hapenlok says, "I smelled you coming the minute you walked into this room."
Speaking dryly to Hapenlok, Cruxophim deadpans, "Same.  You smelled like futility."


Log

Awaiting Cordarius

[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 fiery red Ycelacie disk, a sleek raven that is flying around, the Berost disk, the translucent Sulien disk, a white-bellied hawk, the Kerythen disk, the Semetra disk, the Tamlenn disk, some chocolate cream-spread cookies, a n'ayanad crystal, a large acorn, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a speckled bull frog that is sitting, 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: Nicmo, Celick, Zosimos, Ycelacie, Mayor Leafiara, Lord Chamorr, Great Lord Torpe who is sitting, Mirroreiz, Berost, Reissa who is sitting, Kalidor, Khaylen who is sitting, Kelaman, High Lord Sulien who is sitting, Mooshuu, Soneiken, Wolfloner, Lord Kerythen, Semetra, Tamlenn, High Lady Rendena, Kondus

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.

Chamorr heartily says, "Really."

Leafiara: "Lovely, rainy night!"

Berost deeply asks, "Gatherin on tha mayor it seems yar?"

Leafiara exclaims, "Yep!"

Leafiara musingly says, "Since there's no Cryheart here."

Roelon deeply asks, "And nae Pukk to anounce?"

Gasparr announces, "Trap."

Cordarius: "It hasn't rained in days! Now it does? What luck!"

Leafiara: "Cordarius! I hope you're well and recovered."

Berost: "I hope he drank enough to be!"

Dwi: "My boots could use some dryin out."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Berost says, "I mean, he had to deal with tha bloodmage, I would drink away tha memory meself."

Roelon deeply says, "Rain and Snow. Why cannae it be coins and gems falling from the sky."

Cordarius: "I am well! I'll be along shortly. Trophy Room?"

Voltung quietly says, "I don't see any rain."

Leafiara: "Certainly!"

Speaking softly to Voltung, Razanetika says, "Shush."

Pukk asks, "Where is Shiny?"

Leafiara says, "No idea."

Leafiara says, "Cordarius, on the other hand, is heading to the trophy room."

Leafiara declares, "So we will too!"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Leafiara recites:

"Moving in 5!"

Mekimin asks, "What's going on?"

Leafiara recites:

"To the trophy room!"

[Raging Thrak, Trophy Room]

Tiny smudges of soot mar the fieldstones used to create the grand fireplace in this cozy room. A collection of plaques hangs above an immense grey marble mantel cluttered with trophy cups and bowls. Fashioned from a single stone slab, the hearth extends to an impressive black bear rug with its maw frozen in a silent roar. Several overstuffed wingback chairs, each covered in deep jewel-tone chintz, are scattered about the room. Against the back wall, a tall glass-front curio houses several ancient mementos and a thrak hide curtain hangs nearby. You also see a woven palm frond back-basket, a jewelled flat cap, some moth-eaten beige socks, a frosted orange cookie, an intricately woven straw wastebasket, a basket of sticks, a shifting twilight grey rift, a carved wooden sign and a droopy-eyed tan bloodhound.

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Why we in here?"

Leafiara musingly says, "Here he comes, then... wonder how this'll turn out."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Leafiara explains, "Cordarius is on his way."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dis place is stuffy."


Cordarius' Gratitude

Magister Cordarius just arrived.

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

CS: 0 - TD: 0 + CvA: +25 + d100: +39 == +64

Warded off!

Cordarius coughs.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr asks, "Can we whack him?"

Speaking deeply to Gutstorm, Berost says, "To drink drinks, smoke smokes and listen."

Speaking amusedly to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "No."

Ycelacie asks, "What are we doing here?"

Speaking deeply to Cordarius, Roelon says, "Need yirself better treats."

Speaking amiably to Cordarius, Leafiara greets, "Well then, good eve."

Chamorr heartily says, "Dang."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "Looks like a bad apple... how fitting."

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara admits, "I have to give you credit, you're doing better at surviving the Landing than the last two males from the Hall who took any interest in me."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Evenin."

Speaking to Cordarius, Zosopage says, "I think there might be a worm in that apple."

Leafiara glances at Cordarius and breaks into a cheeky grin.

Speaking to Bernadette, Pukk says, "Took you long enough."

Cordarius runs his hand over his apple.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me tawt dis fella was dead."

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Cordarius smacks his lips.

Cordarius says, "Crisp and sweet. Like me."

Roelon deeply says, "With ah sour side it seems."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "Aahhh parlor tricks how cute."

Cordarius begins chuckling at Leafiara!

Leafiara winks at Cordarius.

Sulien deadpans, "Fresh and dripping..."

Cordarius says, "I am a survivor, if nothing else."

Leafiara nods approvingly at Cordarius.

Speaking to Cordarius, Zosopage says, "I saw you switch apples."

Speaking curiously to Cordarius, Leafiara asks, "In any case, what brings you here this eve?"

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Cordarius begins chuckling at Zosopage!

Speaking to Cordarius, Ycelacie asks, "Can I ask you a question?"

Cordarius says, "You saw nothing."

Cordarius says, "That was a question."

Cordarius nods at Ycelacie.

Speaking to Ycelacie, Pukk says, "That was the question."

Cordarius exclaims, "But you can ask a second one!"

Cordarius nods at Ycelacie.

Pukk grins at Cordarius.

Cordarius gawks at Pukk.

Cordarius says, "Did we just..."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara observes, "You two are on the same wavelength..."

Cordarius taps the side of his head.

Dergoatean just arrived.

Dergoatean says, "Odd place to gather..."

Felita says, "Yer twicky."

Cordarius says, "The Mayor's new office isn't done yet."

Chandrellia softly says, "Gee wonder why."

Cordarius says, "Otherwise I'd be drinking and eating everything off of her bar."

Ycelacie says, "Nevermind."

Cordarius exclaims, "Hopefully in a week or two!"

Cordarius nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara explains, "Well, we've had lots of other rebuilding to do from the attacks."

Pukk asks, "But what about the petting zoo?"

Dergoatean asks, "Why would we all choose to be out of the rain when we could be soaked in front of Moot Hall?"

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Maybe by the end of her second term."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "You trown counshin people are SHA-LOW."

Pukk says, "That is the real question."

Cordarius peers quizzically at Ycelacie.

Cordarius asks, "What's the question?"

Speaking softly to Chamorr, Chandrellia says, "Or fourth if we have anything to say about it."

Cordarius says, "The suspense is killing me."

Cordarius says, "Worse than being trapped in a glass coffin with just my pants on."

Ycelacie says, "No..."

Chandrellia softly says, "That was just scary."

Speaking to Cordarius, Shiril asks, "... you'd prefer to have had them off?"

Speaking drunkenly to Cordarius, Gutstorm says, "Can me request a sub office shpace, as her shelf appointed depooty mayer, me needsh a place to pash out wif out dishturbing da public."

Speaking to Cordarius, Asben says, "At least you had pants."

Cordarius asks, "If you're going to be trapped in a glass coffin, pants should be off. Am I right?"

Ycelacie says, "It was a spiteful question."

Cordarius peers quizzically at Ycelacie.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "Better than a glass coffin with just your pants off."

Roelon deeply says, "Better with ah kilt on."

Speaking amusedly to Shiril, Leafiara says, "And now *you* two are on the same wavelength..."

Cordarius says, "Was it? Let me determine that."

Cordarius nods at Ycelacie.

Cordarius says, "Ask away."

Berost deeply says, "Rather not be in one o them coffins meself, but each their own."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shiril mouths, "I aim to please."

Cordarius says, "I'll hold my breath until you do."

Ycelacie asks, "Will you?"

Cordarius holds his breath.

Xorus says, "The worst part of having no pants in the glass coffins is that they are very cold."

Chamorr heartily says, "One can only hope."

Ycelacie says, "I feel so stupid."

Speaking to Cordarius, Raelee notes, "If you hold your breath, you cease talking."

Ycelacie says, "My question was really dumb..."

Zosopage says, "He's gonna turn blue soon."

Cordarius shifts his weight, restlessly leaning back and forth.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "I think Raerae likes you."

Speaking softly to Ycelacie, Chandrellia says, "Just say it or tell me and I'll ask, everyone knows I speak my mind."

(Felita looks to see if Cordarius is breathing through his ears.)

Cordarius begins to look around, eyes widening, mouth still sealed tight.

Ycelacie weakly says, "No... it is not."

Cordarius suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Leafiara musingly says, "Welp."

Ycelacie works her hands and fingers through a practiced series of intricate gestures with a confident flourish, arcane phrases flowing freely off her tongue.

Ycelacie gestures.

Ycelacie suddenly disappears.

Balley softly says, "Interesting."

Chandrellia softly says, "Ok."

Cordarius slowly empties his lungs.

Zosopage says, "Just ask any question before he passes out."

Balley softly says, "I guess the cat got his tongue."

Shiril says, "Hm."

Cordarius says, "Usually that works."

Cordarius shrugs.

Speaking softly to a droopy-eyed tan bloodhound, Chandrellia says, "Hello pretty boy."

Chandrellia gently pets the bloodhound, his big eyes staring up at her as he excitedly wags his tail!

Chamorr heartily says, "An imp keepin his mouth shut."

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Speaking drunkenly to Chandrellia, Gutstorm says, "If yooz hug me, you wont get a lickin."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Chandrellia says, "Why you think I'm not huggin ya."

Cordarius says, "Tonight wasn't much. I just wanted to stretch, show you all I was alive, and to thank you for your assistance."

Cordarius says, "I know some might find the opportunity of an imperial mage in a coffin something to, well, keep."

Cordarius chuckles.

Leafiara understandingly says, "All fair enough. Many of us had been wondering."


As For Octaven...

Cordarius says, "Speaking of keeping imperial mages in a coffin..."

Felita says, "Wees glad yer libbin."

Speaking wryly to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Well, we thought about not giving Octaven back, but..."

Cordarius says, "Thankfully Magister Raelee has been able to delay Octaven's release."

Leafiara says, "Favor to Raelee."

Leafiara surprisedly asks, "Oh?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk asks, "Okay, but there is a real question we are wondering or at least the one on Balley's mind. Why was the scarab that the witch put in Balley different than everybody else?"

Cordarius says, "She's still on ice."

Chandrellia softly says, "Interesting."

Raelee nods slowly.

Cordarius says, "Which is, perhaps more of a conversation soon, but, we're keeping her as such."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Well that answers that question." [we had been wondering why she hadn't gone on a war path or something]

Speaking thoughtfully to Raelee, Leafiara says, "Huh, that's one of the best moves you've ever made."

Cordarius says, "For a little bit longer."

Balley softly says, "You like to talk about Fred don't you Pukk."

Speaking absently to Leafiara, Hapenlok asks, "Is it?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "You do not know that, not yet."

Berost deeply says, "So if tha coffin happen ta get misplaced...."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Can we bury in a snow bank in Mule and forget it's there?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara opines, "I think so, anyway."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "Yes, it is a great subject to talk about."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara admits, "But sure, time will tell."

Speaking heartily to Balley, Dwi says, "Pukk likes to talk bout Pukk more tho."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "It typically does."

Speaking to Cordarius, Soneiken asks, "Did your Mana Fires rituals cause that residual beating I often hear from down in the Elanthian Depths?"

Cordarius says, "I'll be around again soon, and we can discuss some things in regard to Octaven."

Cordarius says, "We can't keep her locked up forever. She's done some bad things, and we'll need to release her sooner than later but.."

Speaking drunkenly to Dwi, Gutstorm asks, "If you are here...and Pukk is here.... then who is you know who?"

Chandrellia softly asks, "What is soon?"

Cordarius looks over at Soneiken and shakes his head.

Speaking to Soneiken, Pukk says, "You can say that again."

Cordarius says, "Soon. Or we tip our hand too soon."

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi exclaims, "Ye MUS be missus Bear!"

Speaking to Cordarius, Hapenlok says, "Well. I have a suggestion. Wake her up on the Western Sea."

Cordarius says, "Octaven's time is coming. I'll tell you that much."

Hapenlok says, "She can do less immediate damage that way."

Speaking quietly to Cordarius, Raelee reminds, "She has answers."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Cna we keep her head in a jar, then release her."

Cordarius says, "But she has information..."

Felita says, "Hes kernal general."

Cordarius nods at Raelee.

Speaking to Felita, Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Eh bebbe."

Cordarius says, "Only two people know where the Talon is."

Leafiara jests, "I trust that conveniently misplacing the coffin like Berost suggested isn't an option."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk asks, "Have you asked Owlie?"

Pukk says, "He knows everything."

Cordarius says, "Justice for Octaven doesn't accomplish everything without some of her knowledge obtained."

Berost deeply says, "If she gots info, mayhaps, get tha info, get her back inta the coffin, and then misplace it."

Chandrellia softly says, "If she is willing to give it."

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm says, "I once asked Owlie if he knew how many licksh it took to git to da shenner of shumfin and al he did wash hoot at me."

Zosopage says, "She may be doing someone else's bidding and finding that out would be paramount."

Speaking to Berost, Hapenlok says, "She won't fall for the same trick twice."

Cordarius says, "We'll discuss some ways to get that information."

Speaking dryly to Chandrellia, Shiril says, "I'm sure she'll be highly willing."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah am sure she would be willing to trade for it."

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "It's tree."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk says, "Then it's true."

Cordarius says, "But again, we'll discuss this in the future. Lots of things to decide."

Cordarius exclaims, "But I'm alive and well!"

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Speaking drunkenly to Cordarius, Gutstorm says, "Bummer."

Berost deeply exclaims, "Yar that, wishful thinkin, but we saved her; have to trust us now!"

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "Darn it."

Speaking softly to Shiril, Chandrellia says, "I hope so, well I mean I would like to practice my skinning skill a bit more."

Cordarius shrugs at Gutstorm.

Speaking flatly to Cordarius, Hapenlok says, "Super. I'm glad for you."

Leafiara insincerely says, "A meeting to look forward to..."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Well that's just peachy."

Pukk says, "I mean...yay..."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Shiril says, "I look forward to watching your practice of such."

Leafiara amusedly asks, "Some of you are pretty hard on Cordarius, huh?"

Cordarius shrugs at Leafiara.

Raelee whispers something to Cordarius.

Leafiara grins at Cordarius.

Speaking to Chamorr, Zosopage says, "I think it's delicious, not peachy."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "He dont share his applesh."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "No, I'm not...not really. I just don't care right now."

Cordarius says, "I wouldn't expect it any other way."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Of coursh we hard."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "Mayer...ye knows der still sick weeds near town...ye kin tell jus lookin attem."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Well Raerae is hard on Cordy, because she likes him."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I have my own problems. And him waking up means I'm borrowing other peoples'."

Speaking to Dwi, Leafiara says, "Oh, I know. All part of the healing process."

Speaking to Dwi, Leafiara assures, "They'll fade in time and be replaced with new growth, I'm sure."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "You know. The part where I punched someone's blood out? ...that problem."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Are these fires gonna fix the land er not."

Dwi heartily says, "We needs a plantpath."

Cordarius says, "They have been."

Cordarius nods at Chamorr.

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Hapenlok says, "If I'm to murder everyone in this town, I'd rather do it of my own violition."

Speaking heartily to Chamorr, Dwi says, "Also...ye kin toast stuff onnem."

Felita says, "Dun getta green apple belly ache."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk exclaims, "That's telling him!"

Pukk says, "Wait."

Leafiara admits, "Though the idea they have to burn forever is still... possibly a problem, but maybe a subject for another time."

Speaking drunkenly to Cordarius, Gutstorm says, "Gimme an appl and all ish fergibben."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk says, "And don't forget the statue."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Yeah and that too."


Ugly Thoughts

Speaking offhandedly to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "On another note, time to expedite that investigation into the Hall, after how Vlashandra turned out."

Leafiara grins at Cordarius.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "But the rashanda lady took it."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Cordariush wash jusht a pawn."

Speaking deeply to Cordarius, Berost asks, "I assume yas know what Vlash mage lady person was doin?"

Cordarius grins.

Cordarius says, "Yes."

Cordarius nods at Leafiara.

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "Goldie's been goin onna da treehouse...all's good."

Bernadette softly asks, "Is we still gonna look fer Aralyte?"

Cordarius says, "I have not seen Vlashandra since we..."

Speaking to Bernadette, Dergoatean says, "I certainly is."

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

Cordarius says, "She's off somewhere. I doubt gone forever."

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Cordarius exclaims, "Well, goodnight all! My thanks to you again!"

Leafiara says, "We haven't seen her in the two weeks since then either. ...nor Barnom, for that matter."

Speaking to Leafiara, Soneiken says, "Just about every Bad apple in Elanthia, has been a member of The Hall at one point or another."

Speaking curiously to Cordarius, Chandrellia asks, "Since we what Cord?"

Zosopage says, "That whole thing may have just been a ploy though."

Cordarius says, "We almost bumped uglies and she threw me in a glass coffin."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk asks, "Were you a member of the Hall of Mages too?"

Cordarius nods at Chandrellia.

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "No."

Razanetika softly says, "Dear lords."

Speaking drunkenly to Cordarius, Gutstorm says, "Ye know, id prolly tap dat too."

Speaking to Soneiken, Pukk says, "Not all of them then."

Cordarius says, "Not my best date, not my worst."

Cordarius shrugs.

Roelon deeply says, "Almost.. lucky..or ah shame."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia asks, "Well mayhaps next time you will think the head ON TOP of your shoulders eh?"

Dwi heartily asks, "So.. we jus gotta wait fer dem funny toastin fires to do wot zactly?"

Leafiara hurriedly says, "I don't even want to think about the worst."

Leafiara chuckles.

Cordarius begins chuckling at Leafiara!

Cordarius says, "It's a long story."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "We got time."

Speaking to Dwi, Leafiara says, "They've already fixed problems like the diseased wildlife, so.."

Cordarius exclaims, "But I don't!"

Speaking to Pukk, Soneiken says, "Hap is still maturing, give him time."

Cordarius exclaims, "So goodnight all!"

Cordarius waves.

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Leafiara amusedly wishes, "Rest well, then."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Bah."

Chandrellia softly says, "Not how Vlashandra says it, she says it was a pretty. short. story."

Magister Cordarius just went east.


Discussion Afterward

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "I seen a kobold witta cough tho."

Speaking wryly to Dwi, Leafiara says, "That's a more, uh.. mundane problem."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "Oh."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Jusht when it wash gittin good."

Razanetika softly says, "That was just... weird."

Pukk says, "He's avoiding the big question though."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "You saw that too."

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Dwi asks, "Marriage proposal?"

Leafiara says, "So... in conclusion, he's alive and Octaven's stuck and we have to think about what to do when we get her out."

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "No, but I have it on good authority, that my exploits in Torre caused the Hall to assign ....a mage to my apprehension."

Speaking to Dwi, Zosopage says, "Petting zoo."

Speaking heartily to Razanetika, Chamorr says, "He's a imperial, whatchya spect."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "Petting zoo."

Roelon deeply asks, "Get the information, toss her back in the coffin?"

Leafiara muses, "I wonder if Quinshon's still interested in the Talon."

Berost deeply says, "What ta do when she gets out is not be anywhere near that damned coffin when it opens."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shiril asks, "Has anyone considered that it might be best to simply leave her stuck?"

Dwi heartily says, "I'd marry misser Pukk if'n I could keep him inna zoo."

Speaking sincerely to Shiril, Leafiara says, "Trust me, I'd love to."

Speaking bluntly to Shiril, Raelee says, "It is not up to them."

Speaking despondently to Shiril, Leafiara says, "I think Raelee would be upset, though."

Speaking to Raelee, Shiril says, "I didn't ask if anyone had decided."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I believe I mentioned this to you, in passing before. But I always have a plan to kill everyone I meet."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "It's not an idle boast or threat."

Speaking lightly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "You mention it at least once every three weeks."

Speaking to Dwi, Pukk says, "I'm too wild and...."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "But, there's a reason why I do."

Speaking to Dwi, Pukk asks, "Wait...would you give me some of your anvil sandwiches?"

Speaking to Raelee, Shiril says, "But if you insist on being the only one asked about what to consider..."

Speaking pointedly to Raelee, Shiril asks, "Have you considered simply leaving her stuck?"

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "Now, question."

Speaking curtly to Shiril, Raelee says, "No."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk asks, "Okay! How tall are you actually?"

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok asks, "Why are you asking me if I've been affiliated with the Hall of Mages?"

Speaking to Raelee, Shiril asks, "Because having someone out in the world with knowledge she has is ... preferable?"

Speaking curiously to Raelee, Leafiara ventures, "Is it possible to, say.. untrap just her head so she can talk to us? ...I'm guessing no?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk says, "I asked you first."

Soneiken exclaims, "Pillow!"

Speaking drunkenly to Soneiken, Gutstorm says, "Dwi put me upta it."

Soneiken says, "I was dodging the water cannon."

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "Stop deflecting the question, or I'm going to hurt you very badly at some point tonight."

Chandrellia softly says, "Did someone say. water. cannon."

Chandrellia removes a silver-accented white monir water cannon from in her ivory linen backpack.

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok asks, "What was the purpose behind that question?"

Speaking sharply to Shiril, Raelee asks, "What do you think I am going to do? Simply send her on her way?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk says, "Soneiken was saying that all the bad apples came from the Hall of Mages...so I wanted to confirm if he was right."

Speaking to Raelee, Shiril says, "That doesn't answer my question."

Speaking bluntly to Shiril, Raelee says, "I do not care."

Speaking amusedly to Raelee, Shiril says, "Testy."

Speaking to Pukk, Zosopage says, "He's about that tall."

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok asks, "Well, in my experience?"

Speaking to Raelee, Shiril says, "When you've gained your patience for questions back, do let me know."

Leafiara concedes, "To be fair, Chaston and Kragnack didn't come from the Hall. Or Praxopius."

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Chamorr says, "Do ya think he measures up."

Speaking quietly to Pukk, Dwi says, "I thinks misser grumpylock is almos tall nuff to ride da mine carts inta Dwarf town...almos."

Chandrellia softly says, "So how do we deal with Octivan when she awakens, is there a cell or something we can put her in."

Hapenlok says, "Excepting present company."

Balley softly says, "I still do not trust him or anyone from the Hall they are all corrupt and the more of them I meet, the more corrupt they seem."

Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk says, "Not quite....a little short if you ask me."

Hapenlok asks, "The only one that earned my respect?"

Dwi heartily says, "Mus be dis tall."

Chandrellia softly says, "Octaven."

Hapenlok says, "Was Malvernus."

Speaking to Shiril, Raelee says, "I do not care to be patronized. I do not think I will."

Speaking to Leafiara, Soneiken says, "Well, to be fair, was Chaston that caused the Hall to incorporate to begin with."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk asks, "Not Owlie?"

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara asks, "You're not the first I've heard say they don't trust Cordarius... what's your reasoning, I'm wondering?"

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Owlie ish nuffin but a shoon to be had dinner."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara admits, "I've heard different reasons from different people, so that's why I ask."

Balley softly says, "I have said that for a while."

Speaking to Balley, Zosopage says, "For the most part but there has to be some that are not. One must hope."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Because...that's why."

Balley softly says, "He said he knew what Vlash was up to I believe.."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "He was sent by the Empire to do the Empire's bidding."

Balley softly says, "HE did not stop her or prevent her."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Yeah, hard point to argue considering our history."

Hapenlok asks, "Okay, ...where was I?" [he briefly disconnected]

Balley softly says, "I think he is also part of the problem."

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Bed time."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I don't trust Cordarius like I didn't trust Vlashandra. It's like somebody is controlling both of them."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "He brought ol Vlassy into our lives."

Balley softly asks, "Does he know WHO she brought back?"

Leafiara says, "I think the most compelling reason I've heard not to trust him is that he puts on an... act of being less capable than he is."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "Granpappy used to say...histery issa ritten by da feller wit da ink."

Leafiara says, "I'm not sure I agree, but it's an interesting thought at least."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "He better know, after two weeks."

Dwi heartily says, "Dat's why imma catchin squids."

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Wunner why it calt hishtory and not hershtory."

Hapenlok says, "I don't think anyone should have had their hands on the Talon."

Balley softly says, "Then why did he not even address that."

Hapenlok says, "Least of all Octaven. And honestly."

Dwi heartily says, "Nobody callsit none dem things Gutstrom."

Balley softly says, "I think he is ok with it too.. Maybe he was ok with that."

Hapenlok says, "And I feel like it's a bad idea if he acquires it also."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "...that's a good question, actually."

Dwi heartily exclaims, "Luck all!"

Chamorr heartily says, "Ok."

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me finkit cuz da skwishee lady folk not knowing howta write."

Chamorr heartily says, "Too late fer me."

Balley softly says, "I think he is covering up something."

Leafiara reasons, "But so far Barnom's been back for two weeks and done nothing, so--maybe it's not the worst thing."

Chamorr heartily says, "Night Landin."

Balley softly says, "Very true."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara exclaims, "Night Bear!"

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Gnite nite Chamorr."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "It's because he's just been reunited with a body."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean says, "I have the sneaking suspicion that Barnom isn't up to anything at all."

Balley softly says, "We have not seen Barnom, Thadston, or Stone for Weeks."

Roelon deeply says, "Perhaps Slim learned from his mistakes."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara asks, "You think he's still weakened this long afterward?"

Speaking to Balley, Asben says, "It's too quiet."

Balley softly says, "Why have them been soo quiet on things."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "He's still adjusting to his new body. Getting his strength back."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Unless Barnom is plottng and moving his resources around with Vlashandra's help, she was in the Hall for a bit she may have people in there that are helping as well."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Well, adjusting to his new body, at any rate."

Balley softly says, "Things do not add up."

Speaking to Leafiara, Zosopage says, "Two weeks perhaps but may take longer to complete whatever plans they have."

Speaking cautiously to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "I'm going to guess that the Hall isn't exactly fond of Vlashandra anymore, but maybe Raelee would know more."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Is that Lich King really all that bad?"

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly says, "One plush two doesh not always equal Dwi."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara admits, "I can't tell yet."

Speaking to Leafiara, Asben says, "I can't imagine why they'd be fond of her."

Roelon deeply asks, "He was. But now?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I agree Mayor but if she got one or two or even three people inside the Hall she would have inside sources about what is going on and have a head start on knowing what to do next."

Leafiara says, "We discussed him at one of the meetings, and even those who really condemned his past deeds couldn't come up with any specific guesses at any plots he might have."

Roelon deeply says, "Does nae excuse the actions taken to bring him back however."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Leafiara says, "So like you said, maybe he's really not up to anything."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "He probably wasn't as bad as Stone, or Cross, or Chaston, or Raznel, and certainly not as bad as the boss he was kind of trying to not have as a boss."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "But you can see his handiwork on Crux's face."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "I can't tell who was really the mastermind of the attacks out of Barnom and Vlashandra. Right now I'm thinking she was in charge of the execution, though."

Leafiara admits, "Could be wrong."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Pukk says, "I thought Cruxy was born that way."

Hapenlok sarcastically says, "Oh, no, he just wanted to supplant what existed up here with his undead and mostly living followers. I'm sure he wasn't that bad at all."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "If only because he didn't seem to know what Vlashandra promised to people."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "Only some of it."

Speaking to Pukk, Ycelacie says, "He tried his best to become a lich."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "Those of us dedicated to freeing the undead from their suffering were necessarily opposed to his offer to bring such a state to citizens of the town."

Xorus says, "Barnom has barely any understanding yet of the past seven years. He has to learn his surroundings before he can scheme much of anything."

Speaking to Ycelacie, Pukk says, "Just think of the favor we could get when we take him down."

Speaking musingly to Xorus, Leafiara agrees, "A very good point there."

Speaking to Xorus, Soneiken asks, "Isn't it concerning that someone/something was/is capable of the knowledge and efficacy to summon Barnom to begin with, I mean Barnom was disposed of long ago?"

Speaking to Pukk, Ycelacie says, "Too easy."

Speaking to Xorus, Dergoatean says, "Probably should learn his surroundings from before then, too. I never really got the sense that he was a dilligent student of history."

Balley softly asks, "You do not think Slim would join forces with Stone do you?"

Speaking to Balley, Dergoatean says, "I'm not sure Stone would tolerate the antics."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "We should ask people who knew both of them, I suppose..."

Roelon deeply says, "Either way, he gains no more trust then what Vlashandra has now."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah don' think those two like each other."

Balley softly says, "Stone has been sooo quiet lately I am wondering if he is even still around."

Leafiara says, "There aren't many in this room who have known both Barnom and Grishom well, I think."

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Hey Chandrellia, wutcha fink of da Barnom Shlim fella?"

Roelon deeply says, "Or didn't before."

Hapenlok says, "Grishom ....kinda stabbed him in the back some years back."

Dergoatean says, "Stone opposed Althedeus, the one who made Slim what he is."

Pukk says, "So Stone is trying to become bigger than the Arkati, and the Lich King wants to rule the undead....maybe they will both fight it out."

Balley softly says, "Ok team up."

Xorus says, "It is unclear where exactly Vlashandra acquired that book, why it was able to reach him in the shadow realm."

Leafiara interjects, "Well, ruling the undead *might* be what he wants, anyway. We don't know."

Balley softly says, "To conquer the world."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "Until I see further evidence, I think Slim is kind of minor league compared to Stone."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "Incredibly dangerous, sure."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Guesh itsh baff nite."

Hapenlok says, "Well. My more immediate concern is recovering my item."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "I got badnicksh."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Pukk asks, "You don't think Slim would try to bring the unlife here too do you?"

Speaking deeply to Hapenlok, Roelon asks, "Does it still plague ye?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Soneiken asks, "Yer Doll?"

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika says, "So do I."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Mine are better."

Speaking to Roelon, Hapenlok says, "Comes and goes."

Zosopage says, "It always seems that those of extreme power can never trust each other enough to work with one another. At least not without one getting stabbed in the back."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "Unlife and undead are rather separate, as far as I know."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika says, "Yea no."

Speaking to Roelon, Hapenlok says, "It's more the fact that I'm slowly losing my mind worrying over this."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Pukk says, "Undead is a form of unlife."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "Barnom is more about the latter."

Speaking to Roelon, Hapenlok says, "So, I'd prefer to put this matter to rest."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Lets do em."

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "I'm gonna need a citation on that one."

Deep in the shadows, you think you see movement: something like a thousand snakes all swarming around each other. By the time you've focused to get a closer look, they are gone.

Cruxophim suddenly fades into view.

Balley softly says, "It is a Crux."

Pukk says, "Undead is a form of unlife."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Leafiara exclaims, "Aha!"

Speaking to Pukk, Dergoatean says, "I don't think the zombies in Potter's Field are like the vvrael."

Pukk says, "You can quote me."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Hapenlok says, "And Blackwing, keep your hands to yourself. And my answer's still no."

Speaking curiously to Cruxophim, Leafiara asks, "What do you think the odds are of Barnom and Grishom working together?"

Speaking to Dergoatean, Pukk says, "No, but they all come from unlife."

Leafiara says, "We were musing it over and didn't have any conclusion."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Hapenlok says, "I smelled you coming the minute you walked into this room."

Speaking dubiously to Leafiara, Cruxophim muses, "Not high, I'd say."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me hope dey bring lich landing back."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Leafiara agrees, "Yeah, that was where we were leaning too."

Pukk says, "That is what Xorus said once."

Roelon deeply says, "It has been some time since ah last visited that place."

Speaking dryly to Hapenlok, Cruxophim deadpans, "Same. You smelled like futility."

Speaking to Xorus, Pukk says, "You can tell him."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Chandrellia says, "Well I own Lich's Landing and I have the deed for it all Official like and everything you can ask the Mayor so if Barnom wants it he has to deal with me."