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This log is from the Order of the Sphere and Scythe lecture series entitled Tales of Divination. This lecture, held on April 26, 2019, was on Water Scrying and the speaker was Seer Officer Balley Korafest.

Editor’s note: Many of the ambient noises or individuals interacting with each other outside of the scope of the events of the night have been removed from this retelling. Grammar and spelling has been corrected for ease of understanding. Actions have been combined in places to reduce the length while maintaining the atmosphere. Some conversational pieces that were meant to happen sequentially but did not due to the nature of parsing speech in the game (i.e., player A says one piece of information, player B asks a question, player A continues with more information, then player A answers the question) have been reordered (e.g., player A says both pieces of information, player B asks a question, player A answers the question) in every situation where it makes sense to do so and doesn’t disrupt the actual proceedings.

Event

Attendees: Gypsy Scribe Balley, Lord Caels, Felarion, Lord Katze, Great Lady Kylert, Envoy Leafiara, House Cleric Mikalmas, Lady Misun, Ramkalef, Rioja, House Seer Rovvigen, High Lady Saranja, Sarlena, Lady Shaelethe, Tanisstra, Yutena, Zaneon

Gathering

[Sphere and Scythe, Seer Hall]
Various statues stand in alcoves lining the smooth walls of this round room.  Eviscerating knives, decks of tarot cards, pouches of sand, and various bowls are carefully nested in the outstretched hands of stone seers representing all the races of Elanthia.  Each statue has been masterfully carved from a single piece of various types of marble and stone.  A large round table sits in the center of the room surrounded by plush high back chairs.
Obvious exits: north, east, south

A pair of ethereal white wings cradling a crystal sphere suddenly descends from the heavens.  Tendrils of grey smoke drift slowly to the ground to form a recessed alcove.  In swirls of black script the following message appears, "Join The Sphere and Scythe as Seer Officer Balley presents Tales of Divination: Water Scrying in the Sphere and Scythe's Seer Hall."  As soon as you read the words the alcove and its adornments disappear in a fine mist.

Balley recites softly:
    "Hello and Welcome to Sphere and Scythe's lecture on the divination art of Scrying."

Balley smiles and softly says, "If you are hungry there are snacks on the table."

Rovvigen smiles.

Leafiara glances appraisingly at a large round table and helps herself to a bacon-wrapped roasted fig, taking a bite.

Sarlena sighs.

Sarlena softly says, "Ah fergot mah cocoa."

Lecture on Scrying

Balley recites softly:
    "Today for this lecture I will be covering three essential parts.  The first part will be to explain what Scrying is and how it is used. The second part will focus on the basics of water scrying and interpreting the images you see.  Then I will wrap up the lecture with how to scry and demonstrate the method on a few willing audience members."

Kylert turns an inquisitive ear toward Balley.

Wolfloner nods.

Saranja removes a solid chocolate Halfling from in her climbing pack.

Balley recites softly:
    "I am Balley Korafest the Seer Officer for Sphere and Scythe. I have been practicing the art of divination and fortune telling since I was a little girl. I grew up with it in the forests around the Elven nation.   As many know Sylvans are in tune with the natural world that they live in and move through. Many of the secrets that encircle them are kept close to their hearts."

Saranja sniffs at her solid chocolate Halfling.

Katze turns an inquisitive ear toward Balley, lacing his fingers behind his back and standing at rigid attention.

Leafiara grins impishly.

Balley recites softly:
    "Water Scrying is one method of divination my culture practices and holds dear.  Whether we use basins filled with water, crystal bowls, bodies of water or pools of collected rainwater, we have the ability to gaze deep into the depths of the still water and find visions of life and things around us"

Balley recites softly:
    "When we scry, it is like we step through a window in the water and into another time and watch that time play out.  We often hear, smell and see exactly what is happening in that time and place. That is why when seers or those who scry gaze into their tools they are in a trance-like state. They seem motionless and trapped in their mind and world.  It is a very dangerous time for the Seer when they are inactive scry."

Saranja takes a drink from her Nalfein tea.

Balley recites softly:
    "Scrying is a form of divination, which means "fortune telling the future," but it is also a great tool to use for personal growth and guidance. Not just for the future, but for the present time, as well as the past. This is why when I do my readings I often gaze into my bowl three to five times to get the complete picture. You can find solutions to problems you are struggling with, learn more about your past lives, and of course, see glimpses of the future too. Scrying and divination are not just for fortune tellers and seers. Anyone has the ability to do it if they try."

Felarion leans leisurely on his thick rowan staff, a thoughtful expression upon his face.

Balley softly asks, "Any questions on what I have told you?"

Sarlena wiggles her nose.

Katze raises his hand.

Saranja looks thoughtfully at Balley.

Leafiara tilts her head toward Katze, examining him intently as the tip of one ear twitches briefly.

Balley softly says, "I will be stopping periodically for questions."

Felarion whispers something to Shaelethe.

Balley points at Katze.

Speaking thoughtfully to Balley, and rubbing his chin, Katze inquires, "How do you know for sure the reading is done, you stated 3 to 5 times, what lets you know you are finished?"

Balley softly says, "That is a good question."

Sarlena hugs her knees and sways side to side.

Balley  grins at Katze and softly says, "I will be going more into depth about that in a bit."

Katze nods once and says, "Excellent."

Saranja raises her hand.

Balley softly says, "Ok moving on."

Balley softly asks, "Oh Saranja?"

Leafiara leans softly against Saranja.

Balley softly asks, "Your question?"

Saranja quietly asks, "How do I know I am not seeing only my fears or wishes?"

Balley grins and softly says, "I will also be going into that shortly."

Sarlena fidgets.

Leafiara flashes a quick grin.

Felarion studies Saranja, giving her an intense consideration.

Balley recites softly:
    "There are many forms or methods of scrying. Some people use scrying masks, use crystals, crystal balls, mirrors, or smoke.   My opinion is that the tools are not nearly as important as developing your ability. The bowl of water or mirror or crystal simply gives you a focal point.  Tea leaf reading is very similar to scrying, except you are reading the remnants of tea leaves in the bottom of a cup. You pay attention to any symbols or shapes that appear in the leaves and divine their meanings.  I am going to focus on Water today."

Balley recites softly:
    "Some may ask how do you scry? Water scrying is done by filling a vessel with water, and gazing down into the bottom of the vessel, through the water Scrying is incredibly easy to do, it just takes practice. The objective is to "see" things in the water.  Take a few minutes to get into a relaxed, meditative state. Take some slow, deep breaths and release all tension from your body. When you feel calm and centered, focus on the container of water. Once you are in that relax state and you are sure you are in a safe location gaze deep into the bowl or basin of water and wait for the images to take shape."

Balley recites softly:
    "Watch the images and either write them down or state them aloud so they can be interpreted later.  When you are doing a fortune reading it is best to scry at least three times. Once for the past state, once for the current state, and one for the future state."

Balley recites softly:
    "I usually had a few more. I gaze to look at obstacles or issues that may need to be overcome to move forward, and I also look at other influences around them that are affecting the person I am doing a reading for.  If I need more clarification for the reading, I will gaze more into my bowl."

Balley recites softly:
    "Once I have seen the whole story and picture of where things were and to the future or what will happen, I stop scrying.  I interpret what images I saw and tell the story to the person.  Scrying is best used for guidance and not for yes or no questions."

Balley softly says, "So Saranja how do you know, if you are in doubt on the question you asked, you can gaze multiple times and watch the story play out.  You will be able to tell if it is your wishes or what is to be."

Sarlena fidgets.

Balley softly says, "Katze for your question you can gaze as many times as you need to. I suggest just going until you get the full story.  Like I talked about. I have had to gaze more at times."

Saranja nods.

Katze rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Balley softly asks, "Did that answer your question Saranja and Katze?"

Balley softly asks, "Any other question yet?"

Katze says, "Interesting. I would love to be your first volunteer when it comes time."

Katze laces his fingers behind his back and stands at rigid attention.

Saranja quietly says, "Yes."

Sarlena fidgets.

Katze says, and nods once at Balley, "Indeed, you have answered my question."

Leafiara rubs Saranja tenderly.

Balley softly says, "Now I am going to demonstrate how I do this.  Do I have a volunteer from the audience who would like a reading?  I will take it slow and explain what I am doing and what each thing means.  The art and image interpretation is personal to the reader."

Misun raises her hand.

Katze raises his hand.

Balley grins and softly says, "You will all get a reading."

Katze says, "To know an art, one must fully experience it."

Balley softly says and nods, "If you would like to try doing a reading I can help you try as well."

Misun takes a moment to observe Balley.

Balley recites softly:
    "They follow similar symbols and ideas of other divination methods.  For example, if I see a hanging man, that means time for a change or a new direction and if I see a burned area that tells me it is a time of rebirth and regeneration.  So, it is essential that the reader explains the visions at the end and tells you the whole story. Often images have multiple meanings, and until the seer can put them in order and to see the entire picture, they may not be very accurate. Ok let's being a sample reading."

Leafiara takes a bite of her roasted fig.

Balley recites softly:
    "It is more than just seeing the pictures.  A seer or fortune teller needs to interpret the images and see what guidance and knowledge the water is presenting to them."

Readings

Balley softly says, "Ok We are going to get started."

(Sarlena shifts anxiously, intently watching Balley.)

Balley softly says, "I will do a reading first."

Balley softly says, "I will explain what I am doing."

Leafiara nods understandingly.

Balley softly says, "You will notice a few things as I go through the reading."

Balley removes a sanguine crystal scrying bowl from in her green modwir reliquary.

Balley softly says, "This is my bowl."

Balley taps a sanguine crystal scrying bowl, which is in her right hand.

Balley softly says, "I prefer to use a bowl."

Katze shifts his eyes to Balley.

Balley softly says, "I also use fountains."

Katze asks, "What other options are there?"

Katze says, "Fountains.."

Katze rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Balley softly says, "For water scrying a bowl or container of water."

Sarlena softly says, "Balls... n smokes.. n stuffs."

Sarlena stares off into space.

Balley softly says, "The bowls work the best for me."

Balley softly says, "It is just a tool."

Katze nods understandingly at Balley.

Sarlena raises her hand.

Balley softly says, "Yes Sarlena."

Ramkalef smiles at Rioja.

Katze says, "An instrument of focus."

Balley nods.

Kylert waves to Rioja.

Misun glances around the room.

Rioja nods to Ramkalef in greeting.

Leafiara hoots at Rioja.

Rioja smiles at you.

Leafiara grins.

Rioja turns to Leafiara and cheers!

Sarlena softly asks, "Kin ya lookit in a flask of waters?"

Leafiara winks.

Sarlena fidgets.

Misun inclines her head.

Yutena smiles.

Sarlena ponders.

Rovvigen gives Rioja a friendly hug.

Rioja hoots at Rovvigen.

Rioja hugs Rovvigen.

Balley softly says, "You can, I just find the bowls work the best especially for beginners."

Sarlena nods.

Sarlena fidgets.

Saranja smiles at Rioja.

Balley softly says, "Ok you get a bowl and they do sell them around town from time to time."

Sarlena licks Caels's cheek sloppily.  Yuck!

Balley softly says, "You add water to the bowl."

Speaking encouragingly to Balley, Katze admits, "I have indeed been looking forward to this."

Balley takes out a small flask of water and pours it into her crystal scrying bowl then stows the empty flask.

Katze laces his fingers behind his back and stands at rigid attention.

Leafiara grins.

Rioja turns toward Saranja and renders a sharp hand salute.

Rioja grins at Saranja.

Balley softly says, "I took fresh spring water and poured it into my bowl."

Saranja touches one finger to her lips.

Balley softly says, "Now to help the water connect to the person I am reading for I hand them my bowl.  I have them touch it and the water connects to their energy so it will be specific to them."

Rioja nods to Mikalmas in greeting.

Balley softly says, "I know I have also added a drop of their blood to the water if it is really specific or on a deeper level."

Mikalmas nods to Rioja in greeting.

Misun raises an eyebrow.

Balley softly says, "Ok Misun is going to be first."

Balley smiles.

Leafiara takes a moment to observe Misun.

Misun nods slowly.

Sarlena cocks her head.

Balley softly says, "Please take my bowl and touch it."

Balley offers Misun a sanguine crystal scrying bowl.

Katze shifts his eyes to Misun.

Misun accepts Balley's crystal scrying bowl.

Misun gazes thoughtfully at her crystal scrying bowl.

Misun touches the tip of her finger to the water in her crystal scrying bowl and then lightly traces it around the rim.

Balley softly says, "Touch the bowl and hand it back."

Misun offers Balley a sanguine crystal scrying bowl.

Balley accepts Misun's crystal scrying bowl.

Balley softly says, "Thank you."

Balley softly says, "Now the bowl is attuned to her."

Balley smiles.

Sarlena blinks.

Katze turns an inquisitive ear toward Balley.

Balley softly asks, "Ok do you have a question for me?"

Katze asks, "The bowl stays attuned until another touches it?"

Misun says, "Not something I wish to say aloud."

Balley softly says, "Once she asks me the question you will see as I gaze into the bowl I go into a trance like 
state."

Balley sits down.

Balley softly says, "You may whisper it to me."

Sarlena wiggles her nose.

Misun nods.

Katze takes a moment to observe Balley.

Misun sits down next to Balley.

Balley softly says, "ALWAYS allow the person seeking your advice and talents to do so in private or for your ears only."

Misun whispers something to Balley.

Balley nods.

Balley softly says, "Let me see."

Misun folds her hands in her lap.

Misun looks thoughtfully at Balley.

Sarlena wiggles her nose.

Balley softly says, "Ok Now I will begin."

Balley softly says, "I will watch my bowl and get the first image."

Balley gazes into her crystal scrying bowl, her expression growing blank and eyes unfocused.  After a short 
while she blinks a few times and seems to be aware of her surroundings again.

Leafiara leans forward and rests her chin in her hand, a thoughtful expression on her face.

Leafiara's rose vine anklet writhes slightly, the vine's tendrils creeping and shifting slightly as it 
repositions itself along her ankle.

Rioja works her fingers under her black fur earmuffs and scratches her head.

Yutena whispers something to Mikalmas.

Sarlena fidgets.

Balley softly says, "I see  a black panther stalking its prey."

Balley blinks.

Felarion tilts his head toward Balley, examining her intently as the tip of one ear twitches briefly.

Sarlena cocks her head.

Katze laces his fingers behind his back and stands at rigid attention.

Katze shifts his eyes to Balley.

Balley softly says, "So I always state what I see. Then I usually give a meaning."

Balley softly says, "The meaning is face value."

Felarion smiles at Rioja.

Misun nods at Balley.

Balley softly says, "It does not mean anything until the story is put together."

Rovvigen smiles at Yutena.

Sarlena nods.

Balley softly says, "For this I would you are seeking or looking for someone, or  they are looking for you."

Balley gazes into her crystal scrying bowl, her expression growing blank and eyes unfocused.  After a short while she blinks a few times and seems to be aware of her surroundings again.

Balley softly says, "I see a small village at twilight."

Balley blinks.

Balley softly says, "So this gaze was for the current state."

Balley softly says, "It means coming home, settling down or calm."

Misun cocks her head.

Balley softly says, "This third gaze is for the future."

Leafiara ponders.

Balley gazes into her crystal scrying bowl, her expression growing blank and eyes unfocused.  After a short 
while she blinks a few times and seems to be aware of her surroundings again.

Felarion leans leisurely on his thick rowan staff, a thoughtful expression upon his face.

Balley softly says, "I see a lone figure walking down a trail."

Balley blinks.

Balley softly says, "This means continuing a journey or going along a planned route."

Balley softly says, "I am going to look for influences."

Balley gazes into her crystal scrying bowl, her expression growing blank and eyes unfocused.  After a short 
while she blinks a few times and seems to be aware of her surroundings again.

Balley softly says, "I see a black knight."

Sarlena raises her hand.

Balley softly says, "A strong man who is protective."

Felarion summons a torrent of elemental mana and releases upon himself a flurry of abjurations.

Yutena nods slowly at Mikalmas.

Yutena ponders.

Balley softly says, "And for the fifth gaze is the obsticles."

Balley gazes into her crystal scrying bowl, her expression growing blank and eyes unfocused.  After a short 
while she blinks a few times and seems to be aware of her surroundings again.

Balley softly says, "I see a raging forest fire."

Misun raises an eyebrow in Balley's direction.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Caels says, "Fiery passion."

Balley softly says, "Things burning fast and hot,  a change."

Speaking softly to Sarlena, Rovvigen says, "She will get to your question after the reading."

Balley softly says, "Love and lust."

Rovvigen smiles at Sarlena.

Misun clears her throat.

Balley softly says, "Ok so now I will put it all together."

Balley softly says, "I have see the story."

Katze turns an inquisitive ear toward Balley.

 Rioja sits down.

Rioja shifts her weight.

(Sarlena flushes, lowering her hand, fidgeting nervously with her bear.)

Caels removes an ebony-winged snarling toy dragon from in his leathery mantle.

Caels shows Sarlena his snarling toy dragon.

Caels hugs his snarling toy dragon.  The snarling toy dragon extends ebony wings and a puff of crimson silk 
belches from its gaping maw.

Sarlena grins at Caels.

Caels put an ebony-winged snarling toy dragon in his leathery mantle.

Sarlena beams happily at Caels!

Balley softly says, "I see you have been seeking someone things are settling down and you are getting 
comfortable with them. The path you are on will lead you to the person you seek.  It will be filled with fire 
and warmth. It will be a positive things if you continue on the path you are on."

Balley softly says, "Then after I tell the story, I ask if there are any questions."

Balley softly says, "Do you have any questions."

Misun ponders.

Speaking to Balley, Misun asks, "What of the black knight?"

Balley softly says, "He is the one you are on the path to find and who you find at the end of your journey."

Sarlena gently fans her glimmering wings.

Misun says, "I see."

Misun ponders.

(Sarlena chirps happily to herself.)

Misun glances at Balley.

Balley softly asks, "Did that answer your question?"

Misun says, "I did not say I wanted it."

Misun winks at Balley.

Misun smiles.

Balley softly says, "Well I see it headed that way."

Balley grins.

Leafiara appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Balley softly says, "That is how you do a reading."

Balley softly asks, "Any questions on how to do a reading?"

Caels leans on Leafiara, giving her a companionable grin.

Misun laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Leafiara hoots at Caels.

Misun says, "Could be worse, I suppose."

Misun moves to a kneeling position.

Speaking to Balley, Misun says, "Thank you."

Misun stands up.

Balley softly says, "Ok Sarlena you had a question."

Sarlena fidgets.

Sarlena softly says, "Ah..."

Balley softly says, "When I am in reading mode I focus purely on the person and the reading."

Sarlena stares off into space.

Rioja smiles at Sarlena.

Balley softly says, "Sorry I did not acknowledge you right away."

Speaking quietly to herself, Misun says, "I guess it's time to start shopping for a wedding dress."

Misun furrows her brow.

Shaelethe flashes a quick grin at Misun.

Rovvigen smiles at Misun.

Ramkalef grins at Misun.

Misun folds her arms over her chest.

Leafiara looks at Misun and hums.

Leafiara is admiring Misun.

Sarlena softly asks, "S'okay, ah jussa wonderin... 'ow kin ya tell first.. be da past...n such, kin ya gettin it 
mixeded up?"

Leafiara glances upward and whistles quietly, an innocent look on her face.

Speaking to Misun, Caels says, "A Black one to match your knight."

Misun smirks at Caels.

Balley softly says, "Yes."

Rioja grins.

Balley softly says, "That is why it is important to get the whole story and get at least three images."

Sarlena cocks her head.

Balley softly says, "You can always get more if you need clarification."

Sarlena fidgets.

Balley softly says, "The past is things relevant to the question more than past past."

Leafiara tickles Tanisstra into laughing.

Balley softly asks, "Does anyone have any questions?"

Sarlena softly says, "Ah still kinda confused."

Katze glances around the room.

Rioja raises her hand.

Sarlena fidgets.

Zaneon grins at Caels.

Tanisstra grins at Leafiara.

Balley softly says, "If you are interested in learning or trying to scry please let me know I would love to sit down with you and have you give it a try."

Leafiara tickles Tanisstra into laughing.

Balley softly says, "Rioja."

Caels leans softly against Balley.

Balley softly asks, "What are you confused about Sarlena?"

Speaking to Balley, Rioja says, "Ever had to re-do a reading when things just weren't clear."

Balley softly says, "Yes."

Balley softly says, "If after 7 or 8 gazes if I am still unsure I will have the person reattune to the water."

Balley softly says, "Then I add more to it."

Rioja says, "Ah."

Balley softly says, "I have only had to do that once."

Misun raises her hand.

Balley softly says, "Misun."

Speaking to Balley, Rioja says, "Thank you."

Sarlena softly says, "Ya say ya kin get mul...many images...but stilll not sure 'ow that kin tell ya wha order 
they be."

Rioja smiles.

Sarlena fidgets.

Speaking to Balley, Misun asks, "Do you change the water between each reading?"

Balley softly says, "No I do not.. Once I am done reading the water will lose essence."

Misun nods at Balley.

Balley softly says, "Then when the next person touches it their essence replaces the first person."

Rovvigen smiles at Rioja.

Rovvigen nods.

Caels asks, "I presume it's different if you've put a drop of blood in the water?"

Balley softly says, "Sarlena when I do my readings. I just look at it as the first image is the past."

Balley softly says, "You need to make sure you have a structure and pattern when you read."

Leafiara nods understandingly.

Balley softly says, "Then you know what you are looking at.  The past can interfere or influence the present and past."

Sarlena ponders.

Balley softly says, "Or future."

Balley softly says, "So you may see things pop up in a different order."

Sarlena softly asks, "So ya kin read it 'un way n another read it different, but still makes it right?"

Balley softly says, "When you see the whole story it will fall in to place."

Balley nods.

Rovvigen softly says, "Same with the rare runestone method Seers normally toss them three times for past, present and future."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Rovvigen.

Balley softly says, "When you put them all together for the story everything falls into place and you will see the whole picture."

Misun cocks her head at Rovvigen.

Speaking to Sarlena, Felarion offers, "Intent plays a part.  The water isn't the only piece of divination, you would be the other."

Balley softly says, "Many divination things are in the rule of 3."

Katze laces his fingers behind his back and stands at rigid attention.

Speaking quietly to Sarlena, Saranja asks, "If the story doesn't make sense, perhaps you have the order wrong?"

Balley softly says, "Tarot is often done in a series of 3 as well."

Katze says, "Tea leaves also falls into that catagory."

Balley nods.

Sarlena fidgets.

Rovvigen softly says, "Depends sand pouches, runestones but honestly depends on the question."

Caels offers Zaneon an ayanad crystal.

Balley nods.

Caels just nudged Zaneon.

Balley softly asks, "Any other questions?"

Rioja smiles.

Sarlena's cheeks flush with a soft shade of apricot.

Speaking to Balley, Caels asks, "If you've put blood in the water, need you change it between readings then?"

Misun agrees with Caels.

Balley softly says, "I will be around and if you ever want to have an opportunity to try find me."

Balley softly says, "Caels."

Balley softly says, "YES."

Balley softly says, "I always change the water when I add things like blood or hair."

Balley softly says, "Or something else."

Misun wrinkles her nose.

Sarlena blinks.

Katze laces his fingers together and loudly cracks his knuckles.  As he does so, a shower of sparks erupts from the silvery sigils on the backs of his gloved hands.

Caels taps a sinew-bound leathery mantle comprised of various skin pieces that he is wearing.

Balley softly says, "You do not need to add anything."

Caels says, "I've a whole collection of visions for you right here."

Balley softly says, "Unless you want to."

Balley softly asks, "Any other questions?"

Caels says, "I couldn't tell you whose they are though... so perhaps not so useful."

Sarlena leans softly against Zaneon.

Rioja stands up.

Rioja dusts herself off.

Zaneon hugs Sarlena, who wraps him in a warm embrace.

Balley recites softly:
    "Thank you for coming to my lecture and demonstration on the art of Water Scrying. Please feel free to find 
    me for a reading or trial if you are interested"

Rovvigen softly says, "I want to remind everyone I will be doing Tales of Divination: Slatted Fortunes next month towards the end of the month. This is the halfling method of divination."

Extras

Appearances

You see Gypsy Scribe Balley KoraFest the Fortuneteller.
She appears to be a Sylvankind of the Fresiawn D'ahranal.
She is tall and has a delicately lithe build.  She appears to be young.  She has bright forest green eyes and soft, creamy white skin.  She has hip-length, wavy honey-hued hair laced with shiny golden highlights.  She has a perfectly symmetrical, delicately featured face, a slender, delicately flared nose and dimpled cheeks.  Her entire face is covered in a plethora of tiny freckles.  She has gleaming aspen green polish brushed onto her oval-shaped fingernails.
She has a silvery clasped-hands tattoo on her wrist, a long cut down the center of her right palm, a shadowy lace-winged butterfly tattoo on her ankle, and a twining ivy tattoo on her wrist.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a dainty pure silver chain, a crystal amulet, a carved white marble trillium pendant, a ruby amulet, a flowing ivory gossamer pelisse, a quintuple orb brooch, a pale silver web-woven haversack, a kelyn green suede bodice embossed with a serpentine pattern, a dark leather aketon, a polished linden wristlet, a ghezyte chelioboros bracelet, a bright gold ring, a platinum wedding band, an intricate gold ring, some alternating gold and diamond hip-chains resting low on the hips, a tri-fold suede first aid kit with an oak toggle, a leather-lined evergreen silk bag caught with monir toggles, a timeworn green modwir reliquary, a dark green and white silk carrier with a black modwir frame, a low-set emerald green skirt, a blood-hued black leather thigh sheath inlaid with warship-inset rubies, a shiny anklet, and a twining rose vine anklet.

You see Lord Caels Caldanhai the Healer.
He appears to be a Half-Elf from Estoria.
He is tall.  He appears to be in the meridian of life.  He has almond-shaped crystal green eyes and tanned skin.  He has shoulder length, tied back silver blonde hair with a red streak running through it.  He has an angular face, a thin nose and slightly pointed ears.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a sinew-bound leathery pack emblazoned with a dragon head, some ragged forest green leathers, a square dark ironwood case with brass latches, a sinew-bound leathery weapon harness affixed with lustrous scales, a crystal amulet, a sinew-bound leathery mantle comprised of various skin pieces, a delicate teardrop ruby pendant, an intricate silver armband, a scratched gold ring, a butterfly charm, some calf-high polished black boots, and a twining rose vine anklet.

You see Lord Katze Ta'Mori Faendryl the Warlock.
He appears to be a Dark Elf.
He is tall and has a muscular, able-bodied physique.  He appears to be young and robust.  He has penetrating vibrant red-cast violet eyes and impeccable, darkly undertoned sun-bronzed skin.  He has very long, sleek night black hair that frames his face impeccably with perfectly trimmed sideburns that end just above his earlobes.  He has a fine classic jawline and high slender cheekbones gracing his handsome dark elven face and thin pointed ears.  Perched precariously on the tip of his nose, he wears a pair of elven-crafted dark framed glasses with smokey crystal lenses that look as though they may fall off at any moment.
You can hardly recognize him covered in all that soot and ash!
He has a deeply inked written word "Ta'Mori" driven into the back of his neck, a tattoo of a cloaked Faendryl warlock leading an army of demons in battle against Elanthia, a tattoo of some detailed gilded Faendryl runes mapping ceremonial patterns on his neck, and a tattooed symbol of Fash'lo'nae on his wrist.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing an ancient well-fitted Faendryl jacket clasped with a vaalin-thorned eahnor rose, a sigil-etched silver relic, a large rotund sleek black cavy with wizened eyes and greying ears, a floor-length ebon leather longcoat with a yellow slit-pupiled eye emblazoned on the back, some ora-tipped hazelwood claws, a blue crystal-inset ring, a delicate pewter pin, a beige-swept owl feather quill tucked behind one ear, a pair of pitch black jagged-edged wings, an ornate dark grey enamel pauldron, a slate grey oval shaped locket emblazoned with a yellow slit pupiled eye, a rune-etched veniom locket, a tiny invar volcano pin, a yellow Fash'lo'nae symbol, a slate grey emblem set with a bulging yellow eye-shaped sapphire, a masterfully crafted night black harness covered in a circle of demonic runes, a finely tailored slate grey high-collared shirt fastened with intricately carved obsidian buttons, some blackened veniom cufflinks, some finely tailored black spidersilk casting gloves insigiled with silvery archaic Faendryl runes, an intricate gold ring, a gold-bound blue steel case, a pair of tight black leather pants, and a pair of astonishing jet black obsidian-studded tsark skin boots.

You see Great Lady Kylert Joriatha the Defender.
She appears to be a Giantman of the T'Kirem Clan.
She is very tall.  She appears to be very young.  She has sultry crystal green eyes and alabaster skin.  She has very long, tousled bright red hair with a black streak running through it.  She has a heart-shaped face, an upturned nose and dimpled cheeks.
She has a pair of ruby heart-shaped rings in the ridges of both her ears, a rune-etched black stone sliver in her left eyebrow, an ebon twist of roses tattoo on her wrist, a polished black diamond stud in her left nostril, an enruned black stone sliver in her right eyebrow, and a faceted azuline crystal ring in her lip.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing some gleaming vultite full plate, a green-backed steel mirror strung from a silver chain, a glossy carved onyx rose centered on a velvet choker, a supple black leather bodice, some patched tan gloves, a small Silvergate pin, a dark green harness, a bronze paneled eisenruck with a black gear-embossed lid, a black dreamstone emblem in the form of a decaying rose, a dainty silver charm bracelet dangling tiny crystal snowflakes, a coiled copper serpent ring adorned with emerald scales, a supple cerulean leather gem pouch with metal plate clasps, a brown satchel, some luxurious scarlet leggings, some calf-high doeskin boots, and a gleaming vultite aegis.

You see Envoy Leafiara Autumnwind the Scion of Shaundara.
She appears to be a Half-Sylvan.
She is moderately tall and has a slender build.  She appears to be very young.  She has sparkling green eyes and pristine fair skin.  She has shoulder length, tousled cherry red hair casually arranged around a pure white circlet with a leaf-framed aqua green emerald centerpiece.  She has a well-defined, heart-shaped face and slightly pointed ears.  She has alternating malachite and azure gloss brushed onto her smooth rounded fingernails.
She has some minor cuts and bruises on her left arm.
She is holding a bacon-wrapped roasted fig in her right hand.
She is wearing a white-edged red silk cape fastened with an emerald music note pin, a leaf-spangled imflass scabbard slung over her shoulder, a sleeveless white silk shirt with a red leaf-printed collar, a white diamond manacle lined with thick red silk, a pure white silk gem pouch embroidered with a bold red musical note, a pure white silk instrument case with a bold red leaf-shaped latch, a side-slit knee-length red silk skirt adorned with a dozen white bells, a silk-lined imflass thigh-sheath, and a pair of pristine white silk sandals laced with leaf-patterned silk ribbon.

You see House Cleric Mikalmas D'Chavka the High Priest of Gosaena.
He appears to be a Sylvankind of the Kytawa D'ahranal.
He is tall.  He appears to be extremely old.  He has gently aged storm grey eyes and flawless, lightly tanned skin.  He has long, meticulously groomed honey-colored hair greyed at the temples and secured loosely at the base of his neck.  He has a delicately slender nose and thin lips.  His hair is tucked behind perfectly formed, delicately curved and slightly upswept pointy ears.  He has silver-tipped wintry white lacquer brushed onto his perfectly manicured fingernails.
He has a deeply-hued purple mournbloom tattoo on his wrist, and an ebon-laced silver sickle tattoo on his neck.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing an intricate gold ring, some long flowing silk robes tied with a silver cord, a vaalin-swept illthorn leaf pin, a small Silvergate pin, a sphere encased silver scythe, an antique silver reliquary, a brushed silver forearm cuff set with white moonstones, a brass framed eisenruck with maroon cuirbouilli panels, a translucent sack, a bejeweled silver pomander, an ordinary silver sigil on a twisted glaes chain, an etched pewter stickpin, an elegant white silk gem pouch secured with a length of fine silver rope, a silver linked bracelet, a rugged runestaff sling, a sterling silver monocle, a silver-tipped frosted glass feather stickpin, a silver sphere-incised signet, a silk-strung carved thanot medallion, a faenor-inset silver sickle symbol, a pristine white elven greatcloak elaborately hemmed with interwoven silver feather embroidery, a silver-inlaid moss agate Gosaena symbol, a pristine white clerical collar traced with silver-threaded elven script, a twist of braided vines, a rugged leather wand harness, a braided platinum and vaalin wedding band with a channel-set white opal, a silver feather-inlaid moss agate anklet, some pristine white leather sandals secured with feather-shaped antique silver buckles, a rhimar-bound witchwood Adventurer's Guild badge, and a vaalin-laced keyring.

You see Lady Misun Grace the Monastic Master of the Sixth Circle.
She appears to be a Human from Vornavis.
She is taller than average.  She appears to be in the spring of life.  She has gold-speckled dark umber eyes and rose-tinged creamy ivory skin.  She has short, gold-tinted auburn hair pulled back with a twining imflass and silk seer-stone cradling a star-of-Tamzyrr diamond, leaving her side-swept bangs to brush across her temples.  She has a heart-shaped face, a small nose and naturally rose-tinted lips.  A series of precisely rendered circles is visible on her nape, the skin pale and slightly raised.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a corseted nipped-waist scarlet bourde jacket, a thin multi-strapped leather harness over a twice-wrapped watered silk saephua, some sable leather handwraps bound with strips of thin suede, a pair of soft dark leather pants laced with plaited cord, a pair of silver spurs, and a pair of tall suede-wrapped sable leather boots.

You see Ramkalef the Wandering Mystic.
He appears to be a Burghal Gnome.
He is taller than average.  He appears to be young.  He has piercing light hazel eyes and nut brown skin.  He has long, braided dark brown hair with grey at the temples.  He has a weathered face and a braided grey beard.
He has a curled aged brown pipe clenched between his teeth, several mercurial half-moon rings in the ridges of both his ears, and a gold-twined moonstone hoop in his left eyebrow.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a crystal amulet, a small Silvergate pin, a blue feather-shaped charm, a shield-shaped Voln pin, a sphere encased silver scythe, a silvery crystal ball symbol crafted from alum, a lead-bound ceramic badge, a bronze paneled eisenruck with a black gear-embossed lid, some cinched red silk robes, some leather handwraps, a bright gold ring, a nondescript burlap belt pouch with ora-studded metal closures, and some leather footwraps.

You see Rioja.
She appears to be a Half-Elf.
She is average height.  She appears to be very young.  She has ale-brown eyes and freckled skin.  She has shoulder length, braided copper red hair gathered into a loose top knot and skewered with a pair of nacre-tipped driftwood hairsticks.  She has a blue-black plush raven perched on her shoulder.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a burnished dark ruic horn inlaid with ivory triangles slung over her shoulder, a layered heather grey wool longcloak embroidered in ivory, a crystal amulet, a pair of black fur earmuffs, a small gold ring, a drake-winged insignia, a matte black kelyn sword symbol edged in silver, a crimson rune-stitched backpack, a loose blue silk blouse with wrist-bound sleeves, some polished forest green brigandine, a deep blue leather scabbard, a coarse burlap sack, a leather-lined evergreen silk bag caught with monir toggles, a roughly textured ironwood hunting horn with suede ties, some fitted distressed leather pants, a pair of patchwork socks in alternating shades of green under some tall brass-buckled brown suede boots, and a burnished faewood shield slung over her other shoulder.

You see House Seer Rovvigen Aniket the Officer of Silvergate Inn.
He appears to be a Paradis Halfling.
He is average height.  He appears to be young and sprightly.  He has silver-flecked blue-green eyes and mocha-freckled, lightly tanned skin.  He has short, tousled silvery white hair highlighted in shades of red.  He has a perfectly symmetrical, delicately featured face, a small, button nose and thin, lithely muscled arms and wrists.  He has crystal-tipped matte black polish brushed onto his lightly pointed fingernails.
He has a curled aged brown pipe clenched between his teeth, a twisting silver-traced red flame tattoo on his wrist, a silver-traced red flame tattoo on his arm, a lustrous ivory sliver in his right eyebrow, a fire elemental tattoo on his neck, an enruned silver hoop in his lip, and a grey seer tattoo on his finger.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing some fiery red flowing robes embroidered with wisps of silver flames, a royal blue satin backpack, a silver neckchain hung with a crystal sphere-encased silver scythe, a translucent silver-hearted crystal, a silver crystal ball symbol, some spherical crystal prayer beads linked with small silver scythes, a carved fireleaf totem, a tailored red silk overcoat, a small Silvergate pin, a sphere encased silver scythe, a quintuple orb brooch, a platinum-bound spidersilk badge, a red silk runestaff sling, a crystal and agate-inlaid case, a silvery red silk pack, a flame-etched silver-linked bracelet, a twisted golvern wedding band swirled with dragon's-tear rubies, a thick matte eonake ring etched with whorls of silver-inlaid flames, a kelyn-clasped keyring, a silvery white silk sack, a leather pouch, a silver-stitched flame red spidersilk bag, a brass-plated metal lunchbox, and some flat silver-laced sandals.

You see High Lady Saranja SparrHawk the Enforcer.
She appears to be a Sylvankind of the Lassaran D'ahranal.
She is shorter than average.  She appears to be in the spring of life.  She has thick-lashed stormy grey eyes and tanned skin.  She has shoulder length, glossy deep red hair pinned back on one side with a velvety raven black moss rose.  She has an oval face, a straight nose and sharply-curved pointed ears.
She has a growling guard dog tattoo on her leg, an enruned vaalin half-ring in the upper ridge of her right ear, and a long cut down the center of her right palm.
She is in good shape.
She is holding a mug of vanilla-flavored Nalfein tea in her right hand.
She is wearing a sparkling silver collar sporting a heart-shaped locket, a veniom-laced spidersilk cloak, a fitted white linen shirt with unbuttoned sleeves, a sigil-incised crimson ruby wristlet, a twisted gold ring, a silver dragon-embossed ring, a jewelled wedding band, a dark azure skirt, and a pair of eonake-soled sylvan sandals with leaf-patterned toe straps.

You see Sarlena.
She appears to be an Aelotoi of the Vaer'sah Clan.
She is shorter than average.  She appears to be very young.  She has silver-flecked stormy green eyes and alabaster skin.  She has very long, curly copper red hair gathered into a loose top knot and skewered with a pair of nacre-tipped driftwood hairsticks.  She has a delicate face, a button nose and pouting lips.  She has a pair of glimmering wings.
She has an emerald-set gold sliver in her lip.
She is in good shape.
She is holding a festive plush Twilight Hall bear in her right hand.
She is wearing a large hooded moonlight spidersilk cloak with an opal clasp, a talon-trimmed vruul skin bag, a silk-laced black mesh pouch studded with ora, a small shadowy black velvet pouch, an onyx-inlaid star ruby earcuff, a pair of onyx cat earrings, a triangular black ash medallion, a crystal amulet, an ebony bandana, an onyx-formed smashed black widow emblem, a small rose, a scarlet owl-shaped pin, an onyx suede backpack, an ebony jacquard gown encircled with a trio of thin chains, some shadowy black leather, an onyx leather sheath, a dancing owl-carved bamboo bracelet, a dainty gold heart charm bracelet, and a pair of ebon suede ankle boots lofted on spiky silver heels.

You see Lady Shaelethe the Historian.
She appears to be a Sylvankind.
She appears to be young.  She has mischievous absinthe green eyes and flawless, snow-white skin.  She has long, silky soft blue hair parted to the side and pinned back with a tiny tilted teacup fascinator spilling droplets of intense lilac feystone.  She has a genteel, delicately featured face, a narrow, finely sculpted nose and high patrician cheekbones.  She has a dark streak of hair flowing back from the sharp widow's peak at her forehead.
She has a thin platinum ring in her right nostril.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a pale blue moonflower locket swept with pale silver patterns, a trinket-laden chatelaine, a pale orchid spidersilk gown with opaline beading along the deep neckline, a dressmaker's pincushion cuff, some silvery spidersilk stockings, and a pair of violet satin slippers lofted on polished silver heels.

You see Tanisstra.
He appears to be a Human.
He is short.  He appears to be very young.  He has long-lashed blue-green eyes and tanned skin.  He has very long, silky chestnut hair.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a jade-inlaid silver crown, a deep red garnet medallion, a jeweled wildflower carcanet, a crystal amulet, a hooded silvery ermine cape clasped with a perfect blue diamond, a roomy white canvas tote, a polished black leather pack, a plain black cloth corset, a dark azure silk blouse, an enruned gold ring, some silk-lined satin gloves, a black leather belt, a canvas sack, a large green sack, a short jet leather skirt secured with a belt of blue sapphire tiles, and some alabaster leather thigh-boots with floriated rose gold toes.

You see Yutena.
She appears to be a Giantman of the Vaikalimara Clan.
She is very tall.  She appears to be youthful.  She has silver-flecked steel grey eyes and pale skin.  She has long, untamed copper red hair worn in a mass of riotous corkscrew curls.  She has an evenly proportioned, plain face and tiny laugh lines radiating from the outer corners of her eyes.
She has an ivory crescent moon half-ring in the upper ridge of her right ear.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing an ornate imflass aventail, a layered steel grey chainsil mantle covered with hundreds of tiny pewter bells, a stylized golden griffin pin, a burnished dark ruic horn inlaid with ivory triangles, an iron-buckled leather baldric with an engraved eonake flamberge secured to it, a fur-trimmed leather backpack, a dark grey cambric blouse with silver embroidery, some vultite augmented chain, some polished steel arm greaves, a simple blued steel wristchain, a leather-lined collection bag, a white porcelain flask wrapped in arctic puma fur, a pair of dun silk trousers slashed with silver panels, some thick spiked steel leg greaves, and some cuffed grey leather boots.

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