Palestra Trials 5116/Day 3

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Prologue

[Academy Nexus, Hallway]
Beautiful alabaster stone is fitted together almost perfectly with barely a seam showing.  Passageways break off leading in other directions.  A glowing portal hovers above the floor, a bright sandy area can be seen on the other side.  Several iron sconces are set into the walls and fitted with golden-hued candles.  A wide variety of weapons hang on either side of the corridor with several shields interspersed between them.
Also here: Matriarch Berkana, Lady Noira, Aurach, Arku, Lewlong, Divyne, Kronius, Lord Xorus, Lord Japhrimel, Rantrul, Malikaen
Obvious exits: northeast, east, southwest

A fanfare of trumpets calls throughout the Nexus.

Lady Lylia just arrived.

Noira beams!

Edanthiel smiles at Lylia.

Noira kisses Lylia on the cheek.

Speaking to Lylia, Japhrimel says, "Now that's timing."

Japhrimel grins at Lylia.

Lylia nods in greeting.

Rantrul grins at Japhrimel.

Speaking to Japhrimel, Lylia says, "Always."

Lylia smiles.

Japhrimel adopts an agreeable expression.

Lylia joins Silvean's group.

Lylia winks at Silvean.

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "They announced your arrival."

Aurach nods sagely.

Noira nods in agreement.

Silvean gives Lylia a lingering kiss on the hand.

Noira laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Aurach steeples his fingers together, quietly observing his surroundings.

Lylia gives Silvean a lingering kiss on the wrist.

Lylia begins chuckling at Aurach!

Speaking in Faendryl, you say, "I believe we are going to Academy Mahkra tonight."

Lylia nods to you.

Silvean folds his arms over his chest.

Arku fidgets.

The light of the iron sconce gutters as the flames wane, brilliant hues turning dull, almost smoky.

Lewlong ponders.

Lylia smiles at Xorus.

Xorus nods to Lylia in greeting.

A young Faendryl in white moves through the hallway calling out, "The Masters of the Four will convene in the Nexus Council Room."

[Everyone moves to the Council Room]

Council of Masters

[Academy Nexus, Council Room]
Large and capacious, the council room has a triangular shape.  Seven wedge-like areas are partitioned from each other by carved banisters and are filled with a variety of chairs and tables.  Each section tapers in size to a platform that holds a large marble podium.  Tapestries hang along the back wall of the chamber, positioned above one of the smaller spaces.  You also see a pair of mistwood doors.
Also here: Lewlong, Divyne, Rantrul, Matriarch Berkana, Lady Noira, Aurach, Arku, Darklyght
Obvious exits: none

Kronius just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Malikaen just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Edanthiel just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Lord Silvean's group just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Lewlong folds his hands behind his back.

Lord Xorus just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Aurach inclines his head.

Yenko just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Lord Japhrimel just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Durakar just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Speaking in Faendryl, you ask, "Was that in invitation?"

Mourne just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Kronius shrugs.

Speaking in Faendryl, Edanthiel says, "A little late now, if not."

You nod.

Cyphier just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Silvean smirks.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "I believe it became one."

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "Perhaps we can all stand with Arku..."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to you, Arku says, "It was at least a destination."

Lylia nods at Aurach.

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean says, "Those would be wonderful last words if not."

Divyne nods in agreement at Aurach.

Arku starts chortling.

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Lylia nods at Xorus.

(Aurach joins Arku.)

Speaking in Faendryl, Lewlong says, "Well, if I have to die tonight, put Arku up front."

Lewlong nods slowly.

Lylia surveys the area.

Lewlong grins.

Darklyght smirks as a haughty expression flits across his face.

Cyphier joins Arku's group.

Rantrul joins Arku's group.

Arku laughs at Lewlong!

Divyne joins Arku's group.

Lewlong joins Arku's group.

Edanthiel joins Arku's group.

Lylia gazes in amusement at Arku.

Darklyght joins Arku's group.

Malikaen joins Arku's group.

Noira laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement from Lewlong.

You join Arku.

Mourne looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Mourne joins Arku's group.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Lewlong, Arku says, "But I wore my going out clothes, not my fighting ones."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Lewlong, Arku says, "I won't last long."

Durakar grins at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl to Arku, Lewlong says, "Adapt."

Lewlong nods at Arku.

Lewlong grins.

Lylia put a purple leather book in her wrap.

Aurach stares off into space.

Arku appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Noira examines her fingernails.

Blade Schalyne just came through a pair of mistwood doors.

Lylia inclines her head.

Arku nods to Schalyne in greeting.

Malikaen nods to Schalyne in greeting.

Rantrul nods respectfully at Schalyne.

Noira smiles at Schalyne.

Cyphier bows to Schalyne.

Edanthiel curtsies to Schalyne.

Schalyne nods.

Darklyght bows to Schalyne.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "It would seem our journey together is almost at an end."

You nod respectfully at Schalyne.

Mourne cocks her head.

Aurach bows.

Schalyne gazes upon the face of each candidate.

With a graceful movement of her hands, Divyne lowers her head and sinks into a formal curtsy before Schalyne.

Noira gently brushes her pale silver hair away from her eyes and, with a deft twist of her wrist, tucks it back into its bindings.

Durakar deftly fastens the buttons on his linen shirt, ensuring it properly conceals his chest.  A quick tug on the collar and he looks positively pleased with himself.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "The masters of the Four will convene here first, as this room is used for gatherings of all the academies."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "We will then head to Mahkra with the Master when formalities here are completed."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Each academy has their own traditions that go along with the trials."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "All the masters to not usually attend a trial ceremony."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "But this is an... unusual situation."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "And I believe there is come curiosity involved."

Schalyne smirks.

Noira holds up two fingers and slowly pinches them together until they are almost touching.

Lylia nods at Noira.

Kronius shifts his weight.

Mourne chuckles to herself.

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "I believe, there is similar curiosity from all of us that have dwelled in other regions...for so long."

Cyphier agrees with Aurach.

Kronius appears less confident and fearless.

Another fanfare rings out as a row of white robed Faendryl file in and stand about the room.

Yenko inclines his ear, but doesn't hear anything unusual.

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

Berkana no longer appears to be listening intently.

A very old Faendryl moves slowly into the room and takes his place to the front by the podium.

A voice calls out, "Master Elyck, Silvius Academy"

Elyck nods.

You see Master Elyck Faendryl the Palestra.
He appears to be a Dark Elf.
He is average height and appears to be very old.  He has piercing hazel eyes and bronze skin.  He has shoulder length, fine grey hair shaved at the temples.  He has an angular face, a pointed nose and high cheekbones.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a lor triskele inset with three wine-veined scarlet despanal, a long ebon leather tunic inlaid with sliver of onyx, a dark claret bourde shirt, a pair of loose breeches, and a pair of glazed leather boots.

Mourne nods respectfully at Elyck.

Edanthiel curtsies to Elyck.

Edanthiel gazes with interest at Elyck.

Aurach inclines his head.

Noira curtsies to Elyck.

A female Faendryl strides into the room, she pauses and looks over the crowd.  She allows her eyes to settle on a few faces before taking her place by the podium.

Lylia inclines her head.

A voice calls out, "Master Esatre, Akeleyn Academy."

Noira curtsies to Esatre.

Mourne nods respectfully at Esatre.

Edanthiel curtsies to Esatre.

Arku inclines his head.

Esatre gives a curt nod.

Aurach inclines his head.

Cyphier put a goblet of rich auburn port in his purple suede satchel.

You see Master Esatre Faendryl the Palestra.
She appears to be a Dark Elf.
She is shorter than average and appears to be in the meridian of life.  She has small sea green eyes and nut brown skin.  She has long, braided russet hair streaked with silver.  She has an oval face, an upturned nose and angular pointed ears.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a lor triskele inset with three wine-veined scarlet despanal, a scarlet bourde gown paneled with grey silk, and a pair of grey leather slippers.

Eyes shining brightly with intelligence, an elderly Faendryl shuffles in moving directly to the other masters.

A voice calls out, "Master Ugaart, Kanigel Academy."

Edanthiel curtsies to Ugaart.

Noira curtsies to Ugaart.

Mourne nods respectfully at Ugaart.

Arku inclines his head.

You see Master Ugaart Faendryl the Palestra.
He appears to be a Dark Elf.
He is taller than average and appears to be time-worn.  He has red-rimmed violet eyes and brown skin.  He has a bald head.  He has a gaunt face, a thin nose and a missing tooth.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a lor triskele inset with three wine-veined scarlet despanal, some flowing stygian bourde robes edged with gold threading, some fitted leather slippers, and a pair of dark leather pants.

Aurach inclines his head.

Ugaart nods to those gathered.

Lylia inclines her head.

Yenko nods.

Trailing behind the others, another master strides in, greets the other masters and then turns to face the crowd.

A voice calls out, "Master Jahosk, Mahkra Academy."

Noira curtsies to Jahosk.

You see Master Jahosk Faendryl the Palestra.
He appears to be a Dark Elf.
He is average height and appears to be aged.  He has piercing sea green eyes and dark skin.  He has cropped, loose steel grey hair shaved at the temples.  He has an angular face, a thin nose and long pointed ears.
He is in good shape.
He is holding a small leather pouch in his right hand.
He is wearing a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined despanals, some crimson mithril chain hauberk layered with ebon leather, a pair of dark leather pants, and some knee-high leather boots.

Lylia nods respectfully at Jahosk.

Mourne nods respectfully at Jahosk.

Aurach inclines his head.

Edanthiel curtsies to Jahosk.

Yenko bows to Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Good evening to you all."

Japhrimel says, "Good evening."

Darklyght bows to Jahosk.

Rantrul nods respectfully.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "It is good to see so many of our house gathered."

[Academy Nexus, Council Room]
Large and capacious, the council room has a triangular shape.  Seven wedge-like areas are partitioned from each other by carved banisters and are filled with a variety of chairs and tables.  Each section tapers in size to a platform that holds a large marble podium.  Tapestries hang along the back wall of the chamber, positioned above one of the smaller spaces.  You also see a pair of mistwood doors.
Also here: Blade Schalyne, Master Jahosk, Cyphier, Mourne, Durakar, Lord Japhrimel, Yenko, Lord Xorus, Lady Lylia, Lord Silvean, Edanthiel, Malikaen, Kronius, Lewlong, Divyne, Rantrul, Matriarch Berkana, Lady Noira, Aurach, Arku, Darklyght, Master Elyck, Master Esatre, Master Ugaart
Obvious exits: none

You see Master Ugaart Faendryl the Palestra.
He appears to be a Dark Elf.
He is taller than average and appears to be time-worn.  He has red-rimmed violet eyes and brown skin.  He has a bald head.  He has a gaunt face, a thin nose and a missing tooth.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a lor triskele inset with three wine-veined scarlet despanal, some flowing stygian bourde robes edged with gold threading, some fitted leather slippers, and a pair of dark leather pants.

Darklyght adopts an agreeable expression.

Lylia nods slightly at Xorus.

Lewlong folds his hands behind his back.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Tonight we deviate from Faendryl traditions."

Aurach raises an eyebrow.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We have walked in uncharted territory for the past months."

Jahosk raises his hands.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "The Patriarch in his wisdom urged our academies to expand our traditions."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "To search for our wandering brethren."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We were charged with searching out those warriors of our people living far from our city."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "To acknowledge those not trained within our walls, their skills and abilities."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "To find those with the skills and abilities of our own graduates, if any could be found."

Esatre nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Without delving into the issue, Mahkra Academy is the only academy who saw the wisdom in this venture."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Maddness or genius?  I believe the trials proved our genius, for we have four candidates of exceptional skill to show for it."

Jahosk gazes at the other three Masters who acknowledge him with a nod.

Noira smiles quietly to herself.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "To this end I have invited the masters of the academies to join me this evening so they can see for themselves."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We would ask that Candidate Noira step forward to be seen by all."

Noira strides over to stand before Jahosk.

Noira inclines her head.

Rantrul looks thoughtfully at Noira.

Japhrimel smiles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We ask for Candidate Arku to step forward and be seen by all."

Darklyght glances expectantly around the room.

Lewlong smiles.

Arku strides over to stand before Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We ask for Candidate Durakar to step forward and be seen by all."

Durakar marches up to Jahosk and gives him a crisp salute.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We ask for Candidate Aurach to step forward and be seen by all."

Aurach strides over to stand before Jahosk.

Aurach nods respectfully.

Elyck looks over each candidate with a searching eye.

Noira folds her hands behind her back.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "I began with our deviation from traditions."

Yenko casually observes his surroundings.

Xorus nods at Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "In a traditional trial ceremony our candidates would have had decades or more of training here at the academy."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "They would have a trainer sponsor."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Relationships built up over their time at the academy."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "As it stand, Blade Schalyne has spoken for each one."

Noira smiles at Schalyne.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And though she is not of our academy, she is from one of the most honored and her word will stand for their acceptance."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Tonight I stand before the other masters to announce your exceptional training and skills."

Ugaart frowns slightly before gazing away.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We of Mahkra welcome you as Palestra of our academy."

Cyphier grins.

Aurach nods respectfully.

Arku nods respectfully.

Noira nods respectfully at Jahosk.

Lylia smiles at Noira.

Cyphier pulls his black ash cane up under his arm, clutching it like a riding crop.

Durakar nods respectfully.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "As I said we break traditions.  This would have already been said years before, but we say it now."

You let out a sigh of relief.

Cyphier applauds.

Lewlong nods approvingly.

Deep in thought, Silvean laces his fingers before him.

Rantrul applauds politely.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You all have a choice to make."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Traditionally."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Each candidate sheds their surname upon entry into our academy."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "They become one with our family."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "But again, traditionally this is done as children."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You are not children."

Arku nods slowly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You have ties and relationships that we have decided not to break."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You will meditate and contemplate, and decide for yourselves."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "For your charge will be unique from those academy raised."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "At this time I will bid my fellow masters farewell."

Jahosk nods to each of the Masters before turning his back on them.

Esatre frowns.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We will head to the column room and through a passage to the south."

(Aurach turns slightly towards the other masters, bowing respectfully from the waist.)

Elyck smirks.

Noira bows her head slightly as she drops into a deep, respectful curtsy.

Xorus smiles slightly.

Divyne bows her head slightly as she drops into a deep, respectful curtsy.

Speaking in Faendryl, Elyck says, "You are still madness, you shall see."

Elyck turns and strides out.

Master Elyck just went through a pair of mistwood doors.

Lewlong nods respectfully.

Kronius appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Aurach surreptitiously glances at a pair of mistwood doors.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "As they will, we know genius."

Durakar bows.

Esatre nods slowly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Esatre says, "We shall watch and see."

Esatre nods at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "As you should."

Master Esatre just went through a pair of mistwood doors.

You glance uneasily at Ugaart.

Speaking in Faendryl, Ugaart says, "I will reserve my judgement on this issue until we see how it turns out."

Speaking in Faendryl, Ugaart says, "'the Patriarch must have had a reason...."

Speaking in Faendryl, Ugaart says, "Honor and glory to him."

Speaking in Faendryl, Ugaart says, "I look forward to watching either your genius or your folly."

Speaking in Faendryl, Ugaart says, "But well done."

Ugaart nods at Jahosk.

Jahosk inclines his head.

Master Ugaart just went through a pair of mistwood doors.

Berkana chuckles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We shall move to our academy offices.  They give a fine view of the Basillica."

Yenko shifts his weight.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Come through the doors and then south."

Jahosk grabs Schalyne's hand.

Master Jahosk's group just went through a pair of mistwood doors.

[Everyone moves to Mahkra Academy]

Mahkra Academy

[Mahkra Academy, Entrance]
Skylights fitted with crystal panes allow the pale moonlight to fill the entryway of the academy.  A multi-hued carpet covers the floor, its dark patterned material creates a sharp contrast to the silvery white stone floor.  While this chamber is obviously a foyer, no exit door can be found, only a small hallway leads out into the rest of the building.
Also here: Lewlong, Rantrul, Matriarch Berkana, Lady Noira, Aurach, Divyne, Malikaen, Edanthiel, Cyphier, Arku, Mourne, Lady Lylia, Lord Silvean, Durakar, Lord Xorus, Lord Japhrimel, Darklyght
Obvious exits: north, west

[Mahkra Academy, Antechamber]
Several pots of flowering cactus are scattered about the small chamber.  An iron sconce is fixed to the wall next to a thick mistwood door.  Windowless, the area is blanketed in shadow despite being crafted from silvery, alabaster stone.
Also here: Lewlong, Rantrul, Matriarch Berkana, Lady Noira, Aurach, Divyne, Malikaen, Edanthiel, Cyphier, Arku, Lady Lylia, Lord Silvean
Obvious exits: east

[Mahkra Academy, Office]
Scrolls, tomes, and piles of parchment cover the large bookcases that line the walls of this spacious office.  A beautiful oriel window dominates the wall behind a large wooden desk.  Covered with a dark blue velvet, a pair of padded chairs flank a thick mistwood door.
Also here: Lewlong, Rantrul, Matriarch Berkana, Lady Noira, Aurach, Divyne, Malikaen, Edanthiel, Cyphier, Arku, Lady Lylia, Lord Silvean, Darklyght, Mourne, Lord Xorus, Durakar, Lord Japhrimel, Master Jahosk
Obvious exits: none

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean agrees, "It is beautiful. Dreaming spires."

Kronius just came through a thick mistwood door.

Lylia nods in agreement.

Lylia removes a stately black glass champagne bottle from in her wrap.

Yenko just came through a thick mistwood door.

Speaking in Faendryl, Cyphier asks, "Would this be a bad time to congratulate the four potential new Palestra?"

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus says, "The glow. Civilization."

Blade Schalyne just came through a thick mistwood door.

Speaking in Faendryl to Xorus, Lylia says, "And absolutely nothing smells like wet dogs or peasant children."

Lylia gives a sigh of delight.

Darklyght smirks as a haughty expression flits across his face.

Noira laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Jahosk grins.

Aurach surreptitiously glances at Lylia.

Aurach sniffs at an exquisite ebony cape.

Aurach shrugs nonchalantly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus says, "The Krolvin would die of heat exhaustion."

Lylia raises her voice in merry laughter.

Speaking in Faendryl to Aurach, Lylia says, "There are dogs and then there are dogs."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We welcome our four new brethren."

Lylia smiles at Aurach.

Berkana mutters hotbath.

Lylia applauds.

Mourne nods approvingly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "The hound promised not to lay on this evening clothing."

Aurach winks.

Berkana begins chuckling at Aurach!

Lylia begins chuckling at Aurach!

Speaking in Faendryl, Cyphier exclaims, "Well done all four of you!"

Cyphier applauds.

Edanthiel applauds.

Aurach inclines his head.

Divyne applauds.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We accept you as part of Mahkra Academy.  And at the same time we honor you with the title of Palestra."

Lewlong smiles at Arku.

Cyphier smiles at Noira.

Japhrimel beams!

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "All honour and glory the Patriarch."

Speaking in Faendryl, Noira hoarsely says, "Honor and glory to the Patriarch."

Silvean applauds.

Durakar smiles.

Noira coughs.

Darklyght applauds with enthusiasm, seemingly oblivious to his surroundings.

Malikaen blinks.

Divyne blinks.

Lylia grins at Noira.

Cyphier nods at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Arku softly says, "Honor and glory to the Patriarch."

Divyne smiles at Noira.

You remove a glass of fine Faendryl chardonnay from in your bourde silk cape.

Speaking in Faendryl, Durakar says, "Honor and Glory to the Patriarch."

Cyphier removes a goblet of rich auburn port from in his purple suede satchel.

Cyphier raises his rich auburn port in a toast!

Lewlong raises an eyebrow.

You raise your Faendryl chardonnay in a toast!

Arku blinks at Noira.

Speaking in Faendryl, Cyphier exclaims, "Honor and glory to the patriarch!"

Edanthiel gazes with interest at Noira.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Honor and Glory to our Patriarch for his wisdom and intelligence in this matter." 

Mourne nods in agreement.

Lylia nods at Jahosk.

Japhrimel adopts an agreeable expression.

Cyphier takes a drink from his rich auburn port.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We wish to discuss more with each of you." 

Jahosk blinks at Noira. 

Noira cocks her head at Jahosk.

Aurach inclines his ear, but doesn't hear anything unusual.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "She has found her voice Master." 

Silvean nods at Lylia.

Jahosk nods slowly.

You take a drink from your Faendryl chardonnay.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Our ceremony is not completed as yet."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Each of you have been evaluated." 

Lylia removes a crystalline glass of sanguine wine from in her wrap.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We were asounded to see such skill and disipline." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You have been nicknamed wandering Palestra by certain circles."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "An interesting thought." 

Jahosk shrugs. 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "After seeing you in battle we have noted."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Candidate Durakar." 

Durakar nods at Jahosk.

Berkana begins chuckling at Aurach!

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You have more discipline than most."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "It has taken years to perfect your forms." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You will now be known as Blade Durakar, the Palestra." 

Lylia leans softly against Silvean.

Durakar bows to Jahosk.

You praise Durakar.

Lewlong applauds.

Edanthiel applauds.

Divyne applauds.

You applaud Durakar.

Rantrul applauds Durakar politely.

Japhrimel applauds Durakar warmly.

Jahosk offers Durakar a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals. 

Durakar accepts Jahosk's lor triskele.

Lylia gazes admiringly at Durakar.

Durakar puts on a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Candidate Aurach." 

Aurach nods respectfully.

Aurach strides over to stand before Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You have shown skill not only with blade, but with bow and nature." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "It is rare for our academy to see one with such skills together." 

Lylia smiles at Aurach.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You will now be known as Blade Aurach, the Palestra." 

Jahosk removes a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals from in his leather pouch. 

Aurach bows.

Berkana smiles at Aurach.

Aurach whispers to the group, "Thank you."

Jahosk offers Aurach a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals. 

Aurach accepts Jahosk's lor triskele.

Edanthiel applauds Aurach.

You applaud Aurach.

Darklyght applauds politely.

(Aurach steps back.)

Rantrul applauds Aurach politely.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Candidate Arku step forward." 

Noira smiles at Aurach.

Arku strides over to stand before Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You will now be known as Blade Arku, the Palestra." 

Noira smiles at Arku.

Lewlong applauds.

With an impish wink, Arku grasps his hat by the back of its brim, whisking it down from his brow with a sweeping bow.

Lewlong grins at Arku.

With a flick of his fingers, Arku sends his wide-brimmed hat rolling up over his forearm and into the air.  When it turns just right, he tilts his head and catches the hat upon his brow.  Adjusting it with a fingertip by its brim, he flashes a mischievious grin.

Edanthiel applauds Arku.

Divyne applauds Arku.

Noira laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Edanthiel gazes in amusement at Arku.

Arku strides a few steps backward.

Darklyght sharply claps his hands together twice, calling for attention.

You applaud Arku.

Rantrul applauds Arku politely.

Lylia applauds Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And for Candidate Noira." 

Noira shifts her weight.

Lylia gazes admiringly at Noira.

Noira strides over to stand before Jahosk.

Japhrimel smiles at Noira.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "It was apparent to us that you have trained hard and have much discipline." 

Rantrul looks thoughtfully at Noira.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You have more potential than you give yourself credit for." 

Japhrimel adopts an agreeable expression.

Noira glances away.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Do not look away." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We see your potential." 

(Noira brings her gaze back slowly.)

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We know you will continue to grow and train." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You will now be known as Sarissa Noira, the Palestra." 

Noira bows her head slightly as she drops into a deep, respectful curtsy.

Edanthiel applauds Noira.

Divyne applauds Noira.

Aurach nods approvingly at Noira.

Lylia applauds Noira.

Darklyght applauds Noira warmly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Noira hoarsely says, "You do me honor, Master Jahosk."

Rantrul applauds Noira politely.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We look forward to following your continued training." 

You applaud Noira.

Jahosk removes a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals from in his leather pouch. 

Jahosk offers Arku a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals. 

Arku accepts Jahosk's lor triskele.

Jahosk removes a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals from in his leather pouch. 

Arku puts on a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals.

Silvean nods at Lylia.

Lylia smiles at Silvean.

Jahosk offers Noira a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals. 

Noira accepts Jahosk's lor triskele.

Lewlong nods approvingly at Arku.

Noira puts on a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals.

Noira smiles at Aurach.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And as we have deviated from tradition..." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "This is your class." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You may choose a class name if you for so wish." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "'my class took the name of raven." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "It is yours to choose." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And last, you are tasked as all Palestra are." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Your purpose in the eyes of the Patriarch was to wander the lands protecting summoners from themselves...." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Or us from them." 

Arku nods at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "But what you do with your position remains to be seen." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Above all other charges." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You are bound to put House Faendryl above all else, even those you swear to protect." 

Noira nods understandingly.

Japhrimel nods.

Arku nods understandingly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You are also charged to tithe part of your wages to the Academy." 

Yenko just arrived.

Lylia whispers something to Noira.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Perhaps we will search and find others like you." 

Noira smiles at Lylia.

Lylia smiles at Noira.

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "I believe Master Jahosk, we have found the 'wanderers' most appropriate." 

Japhrimel smiles.

Darklyght nods with satisfaction.

Lylia nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Then you will be known as Palestra, wanderers of." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Of Mahkra." 

Noira nods approvingly.

Edanthiel smiles.

Berkana says, "Appropriate."

Berkana nods.

Lylia nods at Berkana.

Japhrimel adopts an agreeable expression.

Lylia winks at Xorus.

You nod approvingly.

Kronius just went through a thick mistwood door.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You are your own entity." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You take service as you wish." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "On occasion you may receive a charge from the academy or Basillica." 

Noira gives a sidelong glance at Lylia.

Lylia nods slightly at Noira.

Durakar nods once.

Aurach nods understandingly at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "One can usually hire for a day, event week or forever if they wish." 

Jahosk shrugs. 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "That is between you and the summoner." 

Yenko nods approvingly.

Japhrimel nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "This has been an unusual event." 

Arku whispers to the group, "I have been in service to my wife Isola for many years already, I may take on other work as time allows."

Noira smiles at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Perhaps there will be more if this... experiment is fruitful." 

Jahosk shrugs.

Darklyght nods understandingly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia murmurs, "One can hope."

Arku nods at Jahosk.

Japhrimel agrees with Lylia.

Durakar nods in agreement at Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean says, "It has been conducted wisely and well thus far."

Post-Ceremony

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly asks, "Will the column be open on a monthly or quarterly basis so we can all come togetherr?"

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "It is very rare that the portal opens, we will see what can be arranged." 

Lylia nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "Share new of the realm, arrange contracts, use the arena for continued training..."

Aurach nods at Jahosk.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "It would be welcome if we could return and report from time to time."

Jahosk nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And we will be in contact with the Ambassador as well." 

Arku nods at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Japhrimel says, "Get some food and such from home would be nice, from time to time, as well, while on the portal subject."

Aurach nods understandingly.

Yenko inclines his ear, but doesn't hear anything unusual.

Silvean smirks at Japhrimel.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Perhaps we can discuss with the other branches of govenrment." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Trade is not usually our.... interest." 

Japhrimel nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "It is also unusual for this many to attend a trial meeting." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "A forum with other branches would be very interesting... indeed."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "But we welcomed you for those who we accepted."

Speaking in Faendryl to Japhrimel, Lylia says, "Some of my family are Spicers, you know. Distant relatives, but Emporion connections are always good."

Yenko bows to Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Many traditions broken and bent in these months." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Or should I say reworked." 

Japhrimel agrees with Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Yenko says, "The indulgences were did not go unnoticed or unappreciated for their significance."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "If our new Palestra would join me please." 

Speaking respectfully in Faendryl to Jahosk, Lylia says, "It is something that, I assure you, none of us abroad would have wished to miss. It has been a delight."

Aurach joins Jahosk's group.

Noira joins Jahosk's group.

Durakar joins Jahosk's group.

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean sincerely adds, "Congratulations to those accepted. I am certain you will be a testimony to the courage of the Patriarch among all nations."

Lylia nods in agreement.

Speaking in Faendryl, Yenko says, "Thank you for bending the rules, I really enjoyed getting to witness these four prove their skill."

Noira smiles at Silvean.

Aurach nods respectfully at Silvean.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Silvean, Arku says, "Thank you for the kind words."

Mourne nods in agreement.

Yenko bows to Noira.

Noira smiles at Yenko.

Japhrimel agrees with Yenko.

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean says, "It is my pleasure. I have a great love for speaking the truth."

Yenko reaches up and tilts his spectacles to one side, leaving them sitting at a funny angle.

Speaking in Faendryl, Japhrimel says, "Tonight has been quite memorable."

Yenko nods in agreement.

Arku joins Jahosk's group.

Speaking in Faendryl, Cyphier says, "Historic."

Arku blushes a rosy pink shade at Jahosk.

Japhrimel nods.

Arku nods at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "I look forward to perhaps more meetings with those from outside the city." 

Aurach narrows his eyes in concentration as he taps his pursed lips idly with one forefinger.

Xorus smiles slightly.

Yenko bows to Arku.

Yenko bows to Durakar.

Arku bows to Yenko.

Yenko bows to Aurach.

Durakar bows to Yenko.

Aurach inclines his head.

Speaking in Faendryl, Yenko says, "It was my honor to see your skills in action... but it's passed my bedtime."

Yenko yawns.

Yenko rubs his eyes.

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean sagely says, "Tradition is no unmoving corpse, it is a living thing with us, for the Patriarch is tradition."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Yenko, Arku says, "Go safely brother."

Speaking in Faendryl, Darklyght begins, "An inspiration to all those who have wandered."

Lylia nods at Silvean.

Yenko agrees with Darklyght.

Speaking in Faendryl, Darklyght says, "Cheers brothers and sisters."

Yenko rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Darklyght raises his rowan cup in a toast!

You raise your sanguine wine in a toast!

Cyphier nods at Darklyght.

You take a drink from your sanguine wine.

Darklyght takes a drink from his rowan cup.

Yenko just went through a thick mistwood door.

Lylia unwraps her champagne bottle's foil top and gets to work loosening its cork.  She works the cork with a careful twisting motion, until -- POP! -- it falls into her hand.

Lylia makes a show of bringing her thick cork up to her nose and inhaling deeply.

Silvean applauds Lylia.

Darklyght winks at Lylia.

Japhrimel grins at Lylia.

Lylia put a thick cork in her wrap.

Lylia removes a delicate crystal flute from in her wrap.

Mourne chuckles to herself.

Berkana grins at Lylia.

Lylia pours a little bit of blush pink liquid from her champagne bottle onto the floor.

Speaking in Faendryl, Edanthiel says, "Congratulations, all of you."

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean says, "We've killed more servants that way."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "Oh!"

Lylia clears her throat.

Darklyght fiddles with his mistwood case before lifting the latch and flipping the cover open.

Lylia carefully pours a little bit of blush pink liquid from her champagne bottle into the crystal flute.

Darklyght put a deep rowan cup with twin spiraling twig handles in his mistwood case.

Darklyght closes his mistwood case and fiddles with the latch for a moment.

Berkana begins chuckling at Lylia!

Aurach nods respectfully at Edanthiel.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia quips, "And I had not even started drinking it yet."

Noira gives a sidelong glance at Silvean.

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus says, "One for the fallen."

Speaking in Faendryl to Silvean, Lylia says, "Only the ones I wanted gone, dear."

Arku puts on a lor triskele inset with three ebon-veined scarlet despanals.

Lylia offers Noira a delicate crystal flute.

Arku nods.

Noira accepts Lylia's crystal flute.

Lylia removes a delicate crystal flute from in her wrap.

Noira praises Lylia.

Lylia carefully pours a little bit of blush pink liquid from her champagne bottle into the crystal flute.

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Silvean says, "Remember that time I tried to open the jam jar with a twisted wand. Ah, that was amusing."

Berkana begins chuckling at Silvean!

Japhrimel chuckles.

Jahosk glances at Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl to Silvean, Lylia says, "Opened the jar, though. And the cook's assistant..."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk asks, "Really?"

Lylia bites her lip.

Silvean nods at Lylia.

Berkana appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Speaking in Faendryl, Edanthiel asks, "Needs must?"

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Silvean says, "And the maid."

Lylia offers Jahosk a delicate crystal flute.

Speaking in Faendryl to Silvean, Lylia says, "She was a horrible gossip."

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Silvean says, "We had to hire a new maid to clean up the old one."

Berkana chuckles.

Japhrimel reaches out and touches something in a long black leather longcoat strapped with a single coraesine pauldron.

Jahosk accepts Lylia's crystal flute.

Darklyght fiddles with his mistwood case before lifting the latch and flipping the cover open.

(Noira hides her smile in her glass.)

Speaking in Faendryl, Rantrul respectfully says, "A well deserved honor for you four, and I am grateful to be honored to witness it."

Noira takes a drink from her crystal flute.

Noira looks rather relaxed.

Mourne nods in agreement at Rantrul.

Darklyght removes a thick black cigar from in his mistwood case.

Jahosk puts a small leather pouch around his waist.

Berkana nods at Rantrul.

Darklyght put a thick black cigar in his crimson longcloak.

Darklyght removes a corroded mithril box from in his crimson longcloak.

Aurach inclines his head.

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "Thank you all."

Darklyght put a corroded mithril box in his crimson longcloak.

Darklyght bows to Aurach.

Speaking in Faendryl, Mourne murmurs, "Indeed, warm regards for those whose skills and dedication have been so well-rewarded."

Aurach nods respectfully at Darklyght.

Mourne nods once.

Speaking warmly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Lylia says, "I brought a bottle as a gift as well, Master Jahosk. I thought it fitting to bring something wonderful from abroad in honor of your welcoming our Wanderers here."

Speaking in Faendryl, Darklyght says, "Thank you for an inspirational performance."

Arku nods.

Darklyght nods appreciatively at Aurach.

Lylia put a stately black glass champagne bottle in her wrap.

Aurach smiles faintly.

Lylia removes a gold-labeled green champagne bottle from in her wrap.

Lylia offers Jahosk a gold-labeled green champagne bottle.

Berkana says, "Here's to celebrating the bravery and skill of the four noble Palestra."

Jahosk accepts Lylia's champagne bottle.

Noira offers Lylia a delicate crystal flute.

Lylia accepts Noira's crystal flute.

Speaking in Faendryl, Darklyght says, "Thank you to each of you. Your efforts lead a way forward for our people in these lands."

Jahosk put a gold-labeled green champagne bottle in his leather pouch.

Darklyght bows to Noira.

Darklyght bows to Arku.

Noira curtsies to Darklyght.

Darklyght bows to Durakar.

Lylia removes a stately black glass champagne bottle from in her wrap.

Darklyght bows to Aurach.

Durakar bows to Darklyght.

Lylia carefully pours a little bit of blush pink liquid from her champagne bottle into the crystal flute.

Lylia offers Silvean a delicate crystal flute.

Aurach nods respectfully.

Silvean accepts Lylia's crystal flute.

Lylia removes a goblet of lightly spiced mulled plum wine from in her wrap.

Speaking in Faendryl, Noira hoarsely says, "Thank you to Master Jahosk and the foresight of our Patriarch."

Lylia takes a drink from her mulled plum wine.

Lylia looks rather relaxed.

Arku appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Speaking in Faendryl, Cyphier says, "Indeed. Thank you new Palestra for the wonderful display and thank you Mahkra Academy for hosting and allowing us to be present."

Aurach smiles softly.

Cyphier nods at Schalyne.

Cyphier nods at Jahosk.

Noira rubs her lor triskele.

Lylia gazes with interest at a polished oriel window.

Silvean turns to face Noira.

Speaking measuredly in Faendryl to Noira, Silvean says, "I am pleased you acquitted yourself well."

Noira smiles at Silvean.

Silvean takes a drink from his crystal flute.

Speaking hoarsely in Faendryl to Silvean, Noira says, "I am honored by your words."

Speaking in Faendryl to Noira, Lylia says, "I told him you were brilliant, but I believe I understated the case."

Noira blushes a deep red shade at Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean replies, "All honor to the Patriarch and a people set apart, especially in the diaspora."

Noira kisses Lylia on the cheek.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "I saw many surprises from all of you. I knew you were good, but I had no idea how much so."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Silvean, Arku says, "It was Sarissa Noira's tactics that enabled us to so effectively defeat the final trial."

Lylia smiles at Noira.

Lylia kisses Noira on the cheek.

Jahosk nods at Arku.

You nod at Lylia.

Aurach looks less aware of the surroundings.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "She has intellect that many lack." 

Speaking in Faendryl to Arku, Lylia says, "And your execution of the tactic was flawless."

Aurach nods at Jahosk.

Silvean folds his arms over his chest.

Silvean smiles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Durakar has much discipline." 

Japhrimel adopts an agreeable expression.

Noira nods in agreement.

Lylia takes a drink from her mulled plum wine.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Aurach is a good mix of many skills and attributes." 

Aurach inclines his head.

Berkana smiles at Jahosk.

Berkana says, "That he is."

Noira smiles at Aurach.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Arku has a way with civility and skill that will help in many situations." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Rantrul says, "It seems none of them would hesitate to carry out their task."

Lylia nods at Rantrul.

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean says, "Every time I see the skill of the Palestra, I think we should have seized them up to be sorcerers in their toddling years."

Speaking in Faendryl, Silvean laments, "I suppose I cannot have everything."

Speaking in Faendryl to Silvean, Lylia says, "Yet."

Berkana chuckles.

Lylia nods at Silvean.

Arku begins chortling at Silvean.

Noira laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Lylia winks at Silvean.

Lylia takes a drink from her mulled plum wine.

Speaking in Faendryl, Rantrul says, "Thank you again for the new Blades and the Sarissa. There is always a need for more."

Speaking in Faendryl, Rantrul says, "I wish you all a fair eve."

Noira curtsies to Rantrul.

Silvean nods at Rantrul.

Aurach inclines his head.

Rantrul bows to Noira.

Lylia bows to Rantrul.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "I will leave you to your friends." 

Rantrul bows to Lylia.

Noira smiles at Jahosk.

Berkana nods at Rantrul.

Jahosk nods to each new Palestra. 

Berkana curtsies to Jahosk.

Rantrul just went through a thick mistwood door.

Speaking sincerely in Faendryl to Jahosk, Noira says, "Thank you for this honor."

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Silvean says, "Good evening to you. It has been my great privilege to witness this."

Lylia places a hand over her heart.

Lylia bows to Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Silvean says, "Honor to the Patriarch."

Noira nods in agreement.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Honor and Glory to the Patriarch." 

Speaking in Faendryl, Noira hoarsely says, "Honor and glory to the Patriarch."

Speaking in Faendryl, Edanthiel says, "Thank you for allowing us to watch the trials and visit the academy."

Speaking in Faendryl, Japhrimel echoes, "Honor to the Patriarch."

Speaking in Faendryl, Aurach softly says, "Honor to the Patriarch."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "The portals will close later tonight." 

Durakar grins at Aurach.

Aurach whistles tunelessly to himself.

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Lylia says, "It was a delight. Thank you once again. Honor to the Patriarch, and glory to the Palestra who carry forth his will."

Jahosk bows. 

Silvean bows to Jahosk.

Edanthiel curtsies to Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Feel free to use my office as you need." 

Arku bows to Jahosk.

Noira curtsies to Jahosk.

Durakar bows to Jahosk.

Japhrimel smiles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk asks, "Blade Schalyne wiih me?"