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Night one took place on day 1 of the month Charlatos in the year 5118, at 21:00 by the elven time standard. It was an informal reception hosted by Ambassador Tredohal, Jahosk Faendryl, and Blade Schalyne during which the Mahkra Academy Wandering Palestra introduced their chosen candidates.

The candidates are: Divyne and Hypolita, sisters both presented by Blade Arku; Synathaesia, presented in absentia by Blade Durakar; and Brutish, presented in absentia by Blade Aurach.

From the viewpoint of Allereli Lissina Faendryl.

(The log is heavily edited to remove almost everything not applicable to the Trials or Wehnimer's Landing election.)

[Academy Nexus, Antechamber]
Grand tapestries cover the walls of the chamber.  Their bright colors of the fabric create a sharp contrast to the pale stone.  A pair of cushioned benches flank some double mistwood doors whose silver hue is accented by wrought iron fixtures.  You also see a long ebonwood table with some stuff on it.
Also here: Pris, Melivn, High Lord Layndon who is sitting, Edanthiel, Xorus, Raethir, Blade Schalyne, Tysong, Lady Lylia, Master Fromer, Saffrey, Mourne who is sitting, Livius, Ambassador Tredohal
Obvious exits: northeast, south

You nod in greeting.

Livius laughs!

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "I am. Silvean has called it a provincial post, but even provinces need governance."

Livius grins at Mourne.
Lylia smiles.
Raethir snickers at Mourne.
Mourne nods in greeting to you.
Lylia nods in greeting to you.

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "It needs something...."

Saffrey nods to you in greeting.

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Livius says, "Indeed they do.  And such a provincial post would be fortunate to have you for its leadership."

Speaking in Faendryl, Raethir says, "It is one interpretation, I guess."
Raethir nods at Mourne.

Brutish just arrived.
Layndon scoffs.

Blade Arku's group just arrived.

Mourne grins mischievously at Raethir.
Lylia inclines her head.

With a polite bow and a smile, a smartly uniformed waiter hands Melivn an ebon porcelain plate edged in braided gold.

Meit just arrived.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "Kind of you to say. I would rely on sage counsel from my advisors, of course."

Lylia glances at Xorus.

Livius nods approvingly.
Xorus smiles at Lylia.

Speaking apologetically in Faendryl to Mourne, Raethir says, "Not sure if we've met."

Edanthiel smiles at Arku.
Mourne gazes in amusement at Raethir.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "I think this round of candidates will impress tomorrow."

Livius looks thoughtfully at Xorus.

Lylia nods in greeting at Cinnealk.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Brutish, Layndon says, "Good luck young Brutish, I will follow your trial with great interest."

Speaking in Faendryl to Raethir, Mourne agrees, "We have not been introduced, no."

Layndon stands up.
Brutish grins at Layndon.

Fromer squints at an ebon porcelain plate edged in braided gold.

Layndon bows to Schalyne.
High Lord Layndon just went northeast.

Speaking in Faendryl, Brutish quietly says, "Thank you.  Your confidence matters much to me."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Or so we hope, the alternative can be unpleasant."

Brutish gazes heavenward.

Speaking in Faendryl to Raethir, Mourne supplies, "Mourne Luthenes.  A pleasure."

Fromer tucks an ebon porcelain plate edged in braided gold into a small gold-clasped pocket inside of his pale argent longcoat.

Hypolita agrees with Arku.

Brutish chuckles.

Speaking in Faendryl to Schalyne, Divyne says, "I was told failure is not an option."

Speaking in Faendryl to Mourne, Raethir says, "Raethir Ealoeth. The pleasure's mine."

A small boy in a white tunic walks quickly through the chamber.  He pauses to study a wrinkled parchment before rushing on his way.

Arku starts chortling.
Arku glances at Divyne.
Arku nods slowly.

Brutish nods curtly to Lylia.
Mourne flashes a wide grin at Raethir.

Speaking in Faendryl, Brutish quietly says, "Good eve."

Speaking in Faendryl, you ask, "Who will be in the trials tomorrow?"

Raethir nods in greeting at Brutish.

Speaking in Faendryl to you, Divyne says, "I will."

Meit glances away.
Brutish nods warily to Raethir.

You smile at Divyne.
Fromer smiles at you.

Speaking in Faendryl, Hypolita softly says, "As will I."
Mourne nods in greeting at Brutish.

Speaking quietly in Faendryl to you, Brutish says, "As will I."

Speaking in Faendryl to you, Fromer says, "Good eve dear."

Brutish nods to Mourne in greeting.
Lylia smiles at Brutish.

Speaking in Faendryl to Fromer, you say, "Good evening my Lord Fromer."

Master Jahosk just arrived.

Fromer inclines his head.

Lylia places a hand over her heart.
Raethir rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Arku nods to Jahosk in greeting.
Schalyne nods at Jahosk.
Lylia bows to Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Master."

Edanthiel smiles at Brutish.

Speaking in Faendryl, you say, "I am very much looking forward to witnessing your skills."

Tredohal bows to Jahosk.
Mourne nods respectfully at Jahosk.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "A pleasure, Master."

Saffrey nods respectfully at Jahosk.
Livius nods in greeting.
Hypolita faces Jahosk and smartly brings her right fist up to her chest.  Holding it there, she bows deeply.
Brutish bows to Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Livius says, "Good evening."

Raethir gazes with interest at Jahosk.
Edanthiel smiles at Jahosk.
Raethir inclines his head.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia agrees, "We all are."
Lylia nods to you.

You nod at Lylia.
Divyne nods at Arku.
Hypolita nods at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Fromer affably gushes, "A toast to our hosts for the evening and a measure of gratitude for their hospitality."

Fromer raises his dark liquor in a toast!

[Academy Nexus, Antechamber]
Grand tapestries cover the walls of the chamber.  Their bright colors of the fabric create a sharp contrast to the pale stone.  A pair of cushioned benches flank some double mistwood doors whose silver hue is accented by wrought iron fixtures.  You also see a long ebonwood table with some stuff on it.
Also here: Master Jahosk, Cinnealk, Meit, Divyne, Hypolita, Blade Arku, Brutish, Pris, Melivn, Edanthiel, Xorus, Raethir, Blade Schalyne, Tysong, Lady Lylia, Master Fromer, Saffrey, Mourne who is sitting, Livius, Ambassador Tredohal
Obvious exits: northeast, south
Melivn pours himself a glass of dry Rhoska-Tor merlot.

On the ebonwood table you see a small crystal dish, a small platinum bin, an ebon porcelain plate, a round crystal tray, some chunky tortoise soup, a polished wooden platter, a heavy crystal decanter, a slender crystal pitcher, a bottle of Faendryl chardonnay, a bottle of pale riesling, a bottle of dry Rhoska-Tor merlot, a bottle of Maelshyve shiraz and a smooth ebonwood bowl.

You pour yourself a glass of rich Maelshyve shiraz.
Melivn raises his dry merlot in a toast!
Raethir grins at Fromer.

You raise your Maelshyve shiraz in a toast!
Mourne chuckles to himself.
Lylia raises her dry merlot in a toast!
Raethir raises his dark liquor in a toast!
Saffrey raises her Maelshyve shiraz in a toast!
Mourne raises his dry merlot in a toast!
The dim aura fades from around Raethir.
Livius nods in agreement.
Melivn takes a drink from his dry merlot.
Meit raises her olive whey cheese skyward!
Livius raises his Maelshyve shiraz in a toast!

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "May I present Master Jahosk."

Mourne gazes with interest at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Head of Mahkra Academy."

Fromer nods graciously at Jahosk.
Schalyne smirks at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Welcome all to the nexus."

Pris nods respectfully at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Raethir respectfully greets, "Good evening, Master Jahosk."

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Saffrey says, "Thank you for your hospitality."

Livius smiles.
You nod respectfully at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Edanthiel says, "It is a pleasure to see you again, Master Jahosk."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "This area is a central point for all the lesser academies."

Speaking in Faendryl, Livius says, "Indeed, it's good of you to host all of us."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Each academy has access to the arenas and trial areas."

Various members of the academies move quickly as they go about their business.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "If these candidates are successful, we will meet again after a time of reflection in the Academy."

Lylia takes a drink from her dry merlot.
Meit whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Where we will open our rooms to all to visit."

Mourne nods appreciatively at Jahosk.
Lylia nods in agreement.
Edanthiel smiles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "There is an excellent view of the Basilica in the library."

Livius smiles.
High Lord Layndon just arrived.

Jahosk turns to face Schalyne.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk asks, "Blade will you present our candidates?"

Schalyne bows.

Mourne gazes with interest at Schalyne.
Saffrey turns an inquisitive ear toward Schalyne.
Melivn shifts his eyes to Schalyne.
Arku agrees with Hypolita.
Pris turns to face Schalyne.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "While Blade Aurach is not with us this evening, he has been impressed with one called Brutish and has asked he be put forward in the trials."

Brutish bows to Jahosk.
Raethir nods approvingly at Brutish.
Edanthiel smiles at Brutish.
Lylia smiles at Brutish.
Fromer shifts his eyes to Brutish.

Speaking in Faendryl, Brutish quietly says, "Good evening."

Jahosk nods at Brutish.
Mourne nods at Brutish.
Livius nods approvingly at Brutish.
Layndon smiles.
Layndon adopts an agreeable expression.
Fromer nods approvingly.
Saffrey smiles at Brutish.

Schalyne gives her approval.  Approooooved!

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "Delighted to hear it."

You take a while to carefully scrutinize every detail about Brutish.  Finally finished, you nod stoically.

Speaking in Faendryl, Layndon softly says, "Blade Aurach chose well."

Immersed in animated conversation, a group of students talk about some upcoming trials.

Raethir flashes a quick grin at Brutish.

Speaking in Faendryl, Brutish quietly says, "I believe I will exceed his expectations of me."

Layndon hisses.
Livius grins.
Layndon adopts an agreeable expression.
Mourne nods approvingly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Fromer surprisedly asks, "Is that possible?"

Fromer laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Speaking in Faendryl, Brutish quietly says, "I hope so."

Novra smiles.
Meit flashes a toothy grin.
Brutish grins at Fromer.
Novra nods in greeting.
Lylia chuckles.
Lylia nods in greeting at Novra.
Saffrey nods to Novra in greeting.
Mourne nods at Novra.

Speaking in Faendryl to Novra, Lylia says, "Good to see you again."

Edanthiel smiles.
Raethir waves to Novra.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Time will tell."

Novra smiles at Lylia.
Brutish adopts an agreeable expression.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And we shall all see."

Moxslayer just arrived.

Speaking in Faendryl, Novra says, "And you."

Brutish nods at Jahosk.
Lylia nods in greeting at Moxslayer.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We look forward to seeing what the wilds have taught you."

Novra nods respectfully.
Melivn nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "I will allow Blade Arku to present his two."

Schalyne nods at Arku.

Moxslayer nods in greeting.

Arku bows to Schalyne.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Schalyne, Arku says, "Thank you Blade."

Schalyne nods at Moxslayer.

Livius smiles at Arku.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "Master, I have had the good fortune of presenting not one, but two for the trials."

Mourne gazes with interest at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "So I have heard."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "I took one on as an apprentice, but as sisters can be, I could not separate them.  I deem them both ready and worthy."

Edanthiel grins at Raethir.

Engaged in a lively discussion, a pair of Palestra stride by.  The words, "demon" and "cowering" can be heard as they laugh together.

Cinnealk just arrived.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "I present Divyne and Hypolita Kinslayer Faendryl for your consideration."

Divyne bows to Jahosk.

Jahosk nods at Divyne.

Edanthiel smiles.

Hypolita faces Jahosk and smartly brings her right fist up to her chest.  Holding it there, she bows deeply.

Livius nods approvingly.

Jahosk nods at Hypolita.

Saffrey glances between Divyne and Hypolita.
Layndon nods.
Lylia nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "I look forward to seeing your skills."

Raethir nods in agreement.

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Divyne says, "Blade Arku has taught us much we did not know.  He has schooled us in what it means to be a Palestra.  We will not disappoint."

Divyne nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "I understand Blade Schalyne has toured the old city with you."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Hypolita says, "Master, it is a pleasure to be considered, and we will honor our teacher and mentor."

Schalyne adopts an agreeable expression.

Hypolita nods once.

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Divyne says, "She did, yes."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "The arena will tell all."
Jahosk nods.

Arku agrees with Divyne.
Hypolita nods.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "Blade Shalyne saw all of the old city with us."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "All Faendryl should leave the new city and tour the old at least once."

Arku agrees with Jahosk.

Lylia nods in agreement at Jahosk.
Hypolita nods in agreement.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "It adds a certain... perspective to things."

Divyne agrees with Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Raethir says, "I hope to. After continuing my training."

Saffrey agrees with Raethir.
Lylia nods at Raethir.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne asks, "Master?"

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Raethir, Arku says, "When that time comes, feel free to seek me out.  I would be honored to take you."

Jahosk glances at Schalyne.

Immersed in animated conversation, a group of students talk about some upcoming trials.

Raethir nods firmly at Arku.
Arku whispers something to Raethir.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "I would like to present Raethir.  He is not a candidate at this time, but I have a feeling we will see him in the future."

Edanthiel smiles at Raethir.
Mourne cocks his head at Raethir.
Livius nods approvingly at Raethir.
Mourne nods approvingly.
Brutish grins at Raethir.

Saffrey takes a moment to observe Raethir.
Raethir bows to Schalyne.
Lylia turns to face Raethir.
Lylia smiles.

Schalyne nods at Raethir.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "I am certain we shall."

Speaking in Faendryl to Schalyne, Raethir says, "I thank you for your confidence, Blade Schalyne."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Now I believe there were four....."

Tysong nods in agreement.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Yes Master."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Blade Durakar has chosen Synathaesia as his candidate."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "If you recall she was..."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Yes."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We considered her last time."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "She was not ready as I recall."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Blade Durakar assures me she is ready now."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk asks, "And where is he?"
Jahosk gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "He sent word they were detained and will meet with us tomorrow evening."
Jahosk nods slowly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We will trust his judgement."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "They must have been working with the younger classes."

Jahosk shakes his head.

Lylia smiles at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "It has apparently become amusing to expose the new trainees to a demon and see how long they can last."

Edanthiel frowns.
Xorus raises an eyebrow.
Hypolita glances at Divyne.

Pris smirks as a haughty expression flits across her face.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "They will find some extra duties tomorrow I think."
Jahosk nods.

Tysong nods sympathetically.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "Something more menacing than a verlok'cina, I presume."

Mourne chuckles to himself.
Saffrey smiles quietly to herself.
Novra smiles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Many of the trainees come to us very young."

Fromer laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Jahosk nods at Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Livius says, "I imagine even a verlok'cina can be very imposing to the youths."
Lylia nods at Livius.
Saffrey agrees with Livius.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "True enough."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Some of the younger candidates have taken to betting how long it will take the small ones to fall to their knees cowering."
Schalyne stares off into space.

Edanthiel winces.
Raethir looks thoughtfully at Schalyne.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "They are still children, they will learn."

Lylia smiles at Saffrey.
Hypolita frowns.
Brutish adopts an agreeable expression.

Speaking in Faendryl, Mourne dryly murmurs, "How uncharacteristic of schoolchildren, being cruel to each other."

Speaking in Faendryl, Raethir reasons, "A test of endurance."

You see Blade Schalyne Faendryl the Palestra.
She appears to be a Dark Elf.
She is very tall.  She appears to be in the prime of life.  She has almond-shaped jade green eyes and dusky skin.  She has shoulder length, thick silver hair shaved smooth on the right.  She has a classical nose and tall upswept pointed ears.  A series of ebon ravens have been inked on her bare scalp.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a lor triskele inset with three gold-veined despanals, a leather eahnor-linked baldric with a dark bladed falcata and a long dark spike secured to it, some ebon mithril jazerant hauberk with crimson-washed links, a worn grey velvet pouch, a pair of fitted suede leggings, and a pair of dark leather boots with small mithril clasps.
Schalyne nods.

You see Master Jahosk Faendryl the Palestra.
He appears to be a Dark Elf.
He is average height.  He 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 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.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "They will learn in time."

You see Ambassador Tredohal Hashier Faendryl.
He appears to be a Dark Elf.
He is average height.  He appears to be in the meridian of life.  He has deep-set pale green eyes and dark skin.  He has long, fine silver hair that curls slightly at the ends.  He has an angular face, a classical nose and angular pointed ears.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a cinereal silk sash striped with a wide heliotrope band, a rich ebon velveteen tunic with eahnor embroidery, a pale ivory linen underrobe with heavily ruched sleeves, a russet snakeskin belt, and some silver-striated bourde open-toed slippers inset with scarlet despanals.

Speaking in Faendryl, Arku softly says, "The first time you stand before any demon alone will test anyone's merit."

Lylia gazes in amusement at Mourne.
Brutish adopts an agreeable expression.

Schalyne agrees with Arku.

Lylia nods at Arku.
Hypolita nods in agreement at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "Dergoatean and I faced down an abyran'ra. It was quite the challenge."
Lylia furrows her brow.

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "I believe I am glad to have found work in the Basilica."

Fromer grins at Lylia.
Lylia smiles at Tredohal.

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Fromer agrees, "That will get your heart racing."

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "Not the training grounds."
Schalyne smirks.

Speaking in Faendryl to Fromer, Lylia admits, "He released it in the first place, though, so...one really should look after one's own troubles."

Lylia snickers.
Livius begins chuckling at Tredohal!
Fromer chortles softly at some secret joke.
Edanthiel surreptitiously glances at Lylia.
Fromer nods in agreement at Lylia.
Arku agrees with Lylia.
Brutish grins.

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "I do not believe I am a match for a demon."

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus asks, "Was this in the Drake's Shrine on Mount Aenatumgana?"

Meit flashes Tredohal a toothy grin.

Speaking quietly in Faendryl to Tredohal, Brutish says, "With a good enough protector with you, you can accomplish anything."

Lylia nods at Xorus.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Tredohal, Arku says, "I'm sure you could find some rules and regulations that convinced it not to bother you though."

Xorus raises an eyebrow.
Edanthiel gazes with interest at Brutish.
Arku grins at Tredohal.

Speaking in Faendryl to Xorus, Lylia asks, "Yes, you recall my telling you about it?"

Hypolita begins chuckling at Arku!
Raethir grins at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "I am the fastest reader of memos though."

Edanthiel gazes in amusement at Arku.
Saffrey smiles at Lylia.
Lylia begins chuckling at Tredohal!

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus dryly states, "Koar might have been bothered to open his eye a bit more and dispensed with it himself."

Speaking in Faendryl to Tredohal, Lylia says, "A vital skill."
Lylia raises her voice in merry laughter.

Tredohal grins.
Raethir chuckles.

High Lord Layndon just arrived.
Layndon sits down.

Mourne chuckles to himself.

Speaking in Faendryl, Raethir thoughtfully says, "That might make for an interesting trial, too."

Speaking in Faendryl to Xorus, Lylia says, "I suspect Koar was otherwise occupied. Dreaming, then napping, then sleeping, then ignoring the faithful. Terribly busy schedule."

Raethir smiles at Arku.
Xorus mutters dragons.

Lylia grins at Edanthiel.
Edanthiel winks at Lylia.

(Edanthiel scrunches her nose up as she glances at Lylia.)
Lylia begins chuckling at Edanthiel!
Moxslayer carefully surveys his surroundings.
Placing her hand over her heart, Lylia sighs dramatically.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk asks, "Is it true that cities in the west have decided summoning demons is not against the law?"

Brutish nods at Jahosk.
Xorus nods.
Fromer nods reassuringly at Jahosk.
You nod at Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Livius says, "There's a small town that's made that ruling."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "The Mirror keeps all locked down yet."

Speaking in Faendryl, Livius says, "I don't believe any cities have followed suit, though."

Speaking in Faendryl, you comment, "The Mirror is lacking in proper education."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia diplomatically says, "The Argent Mirror is nothing if not thorough."

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus says, "Yes. We worked on that local government and won it over on the point."

Lylia nods.
Raethir nods slowly at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "We had to wait for a more congenial mayor, of course."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia coolly says, "The previous one was intractable on some issues."

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "The Mirror is an unusual woman."

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus says, "The next one may be better still."

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "One has to know how to read her."

You agree with Xorus.
Lylia smiles at Xorus.
Melivn chuckles.
Meit hoots with laughter!
Edanthiel gazes with interest at Xorus.
Raethir appears to be trying hard not to grin.
Saffrey smiles quietly to herself.
Lylia nods in agreement at Edanthiel.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "Blade explain to all what they can expect tomorrow."

Schalyne nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Tomorrow each candidate will have the chance to show off their skill with their chosen weapon."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "They will face a series of creatures in the arena."

Mourne gazes with interest at Schalyne.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "These creatures are chosen to give them the opportunity to show their skill with their weapons."

Hypolita nods once.
Xorus takes a drink from his dry merlot.
Xorus looks rather relaxed.
Divyne smiles quietly to herself.
Tredohal frowns at a long ebonwood table.
Layndon nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, you suggest, "Torture them first."
Brutish grins impishly.

Tredohal claps his hands, and a servant removes the bloodwine.
Tredohal frowns.
Ambassador Tredohal just went northeast.

Lylia smiles quietly to herself.

Ambassador Tredohal just arrived.
Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "There."

Saffrey agrees with Lylia.
Speaking casually in Faendryl to Tredohal, Meit says, "Thanks."
Lylia nods gratefully at Tredohal.
Cinnealk just arrived.


Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "Why it was included is beyond me."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "I have heard of the arena at Duskruin."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "It is never a fault to cater to the broadest of tastes."
Lylia smiles at Tredohal.

You nod at Schalyne.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "These creatures will not be as challenging but will give certain opportunities."

Immersed in animated conversation, a group of students talk about some upcoming trials.

Meit flashes a toothy grin.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk asks, "And on the final day?"

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "On the final day each candidate will be paired with another and meet in the arena."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "One of our trainers and masters will then enter the arena with each."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "And finally a demon will be let lose."

Layndon smiles.
Fromer flashes a wide grin.
Raethir nods approvingly at Arku.
Lylia nods.
Arku mutters under his breath.
Edanthiel glances between Arku and Raethir.
Novra smiles.

Speaking curiously in Faendryl to Schalyne, Fromer asks, "Any thought on the type of demon they will face?"

Lylia gazes in amusement at Edanthiel.
Raethir looks thoughtfully at Schalyne.
Moxslayer looks less calm and refreshed than a moment ago.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne asks, "Perhaps several?"

Fromer nods with satisfaction.
Layndon grins.
Brutish grins.
Lylia looks over at Saffrey and shakes her head.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Fromer, Arku says, "Such advance notice would be an unfair advantage.  It is best if the apprentices be prepared for any and all."

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.
Hypolita nods.

Speaking in Faendryl to Arku, Fromer says, "Indeed, one must be prepared for any situation."
Arku nods.
Lylia gazes in amusement at Xorus.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "But one must remember that beating the creature is not always the test."

Speaking in Faendryl, Arku softly says, "When a summon fails, one does not know what is coming through."

Brutish agrees with Arku.
Arku agrees with Schalyne.
Hypolita turns an inquisitive ear toward Schalyne.
Lylia nods at Fromer.

Speaking in Faendryl to Arku, Fromer says, "Sometimes it's a summon with purpose but the demon will not behave."

Saffrey agrees with Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We have been pleased with the progress of the wanderers."

Divyne nods at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And hope that the summoners abroad have taken advantage of their protection."

Lylia nods.
Saffrey smiles at Lylia.
Saffrey nods at Lylia.
Layndon grins.
Lylia gazes in amusement at Melivn.

Speaking in Faendryl, Saffrey says, "I certainly shall when such a time presents itself."

Hypolita nods at Arku.
Brutish twists his head slightly, cracking his neck.  He looks relieved.

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "Well I will leave the demon killing to everyone else and enjoy the trials from the viewing box."

An ancient Faendryl, dressed in elaborate robes, moves through.  His adornment indicating that he is a magistrate of the Basilica.

Mourne chuckles.
Arku begins chortling at Tredohal.
Edanthiel nods in agreement at Tredohal.

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "Being behind a magical wall makes one feel brave."
Tredohal nods.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Tredohal, Arku says, "I am afraid I may have to join you there this year."

Hypolita smiles at Tredohal.
Fromer flashes a quick grin.
Schalyne glances at Arku.
As Layndon shakes his head, small flakes of ash fall slowly toward the ground.
Layndon stands up.
High Lord Layndon just went south.
Livius grins at Tredohal.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Schalyne, Arku says, "Unless you want to let me participate again for fun."

Speaking in Faendryl to Tredohal, Raethir says, "All have a role to fill. Your position isn't one I'd envy."

Arku appears to be trying hard not to grin.
Raethir smiles at Tredohal.
Meit takes a bite of her olive whey cheese.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Perhaps we should have a go at it at the end? But I would not want to take away from their trials, or death."
Schalyne shrugs.

Speaking in Faendryl, Moxslayer asks, "Once the title Blade is achieved, is the title set for life?"

Arku agrees with Schalyne.
Hypolita grins at Arku.
Schalyne nods at Moxslayer.
Xorus grins at Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Most do not achieve Blade to start."

Lylia gazes in amusement at Xorus.
Lylia nods in agreement.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "The first of the Wandering Palestra were unusual in that regard."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "We had three strong initial candidates that did but if one ranks lower than they wish they can retry."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "But well-earned."

Moxslayer nods understandingly.
Lylia nods respectfully at Arku.
Schalyne agrees with Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "If a Palestra does something that would require their position removed, they would already be dead."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Lylia, Arku says, "I believe it was an unusual case of a few who had been training their entire life.  Most likely will never happen again."

Lylia agrees with Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "One never knows."
Schalyne nods at Arku.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Schalyne, Arku says, "Too true."

Speaking in Faendryl, Livius says, "Excuse me."
Livius just went south.

Raethir grins at Edanthiel.
Raethir offers Edanthiel an ebon porcelain plate edged in braided gold.
Edanthiel accepts Raethir's porcelain plate.
Edanthiel begins chortling at Raethir.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "The other academy Masters may come to watch."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "You are still a novelty."

Brutish chuckles.
Lylia smiles at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "I think they are a bit jealous they did not sponsor you."

Hypolita nods at Arku.
Raethir grins wryly.
Melivn surveys the area.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "I hope everyone will join us tomorrow."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And enjoy the trials."
Brutish adopts an agreeable expression.

(Meit shoves her hands in the front pockets of her dark oilcloth pants and gazes off into the distance for several moments, apparently lost in thought.)

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "If nothing else, the demonstration of skills is a wonder to see."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "Of course."
Speaking in Faendryl, Saffrey says, "I look forward to it."

Novra nods.
Edanthiel smiles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Melivn says, "Never miss a chance to watch a demon try and eat someone."

Pris nods in agreement.
Melivn winks.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "I believe we shall see quite the crowd for it, in fact."

Edanthiel gazes with interest at Lylia.
Fromer nods in agreement.

Divyne blushes a nice shade of dark red.
Speaking in Faendryl, Divyne says, "If you will excuse me a moment."
Divyne just went south.

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Tysong says, "I hope the current wandering Palestra that have completed the trials has started to turn the eyes of the major academies to what the rest of us outside of the new city are capable of."

Speaking in Faendryl, Fromer says, "I do hope to see an Oculoth summoned."

Lylia nods emphatically at Tysong!
Jahosk shrugs.
Brutish glances at Fromer.
Fromer reaches out and touches his oculoth medallion.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "They stand apart."

Speaking in Faendryl to Fromer, Lylia says, "I do enjoy watching them. And being watched...and watched...and watched by them."

Fromer nods in agreement at Lylia.
Raethir snickers at Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Fromer says, "The many eyes are quite a show."

Fromer laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.
Meit twists her head slightly, cracking her neck.  She looks relieved.
Divyne just arrived.
Divyne joins Arku's group.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "This Landing would be a good place to seek work as there is no outlaw of demons now."
Jahosk nods.

Hypolita nods at Divyne.
Lylia nods in agreement at Jahosk.
Arku nods at Divyne.
Brutish agrees with Jahosk.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "It would be a shame if there was a planar shift that was not accounted for and something ate the city."

Speaking quietly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Brutish says, "They forgot very quickly about the demonic invasion that destroyed their town."

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus says, "Yes. Pity."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "Only if it happens on my watch."
Lylia flashes a quick grin.

Brutish chuckles.

Speaking in Faendryl to Jahosk, Fromer assures, "Demons gone amuck would be a welcomed break from the town being in flames."

Mourne chuckles.
Lylia nods at Fromer.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "But no one can say the Landing is ever dull."

Speaking in Faendryl, Fromer wistfully says, "One can dream."

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus wryly notes, "Wyrdlings were never banned in spite of the endless fire elementals."

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Saffrey asks, "When will you become the new Mayor?"

Speaking in Faendryl, Melivn says, "You know you use a few demons to save the world and everyone gets all upset about it."

Speaking in Faendryl, Arku softly says, "We have experienced demon activity in the east as well in the not so distant past."

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "The Mirror is still vexed about the one that went on a rampage in her city."

Arku agrees with Tredohal.

Speaking in Faendryl to Saffrey, Lylia says, "What a charming question! I do hate to correct it. There are to be elections."

Meit flashes Tredohal a toothy grin.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "So it remains to be seen who shall become mayor."
Lylia smiles at Saffrey.

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus asks, "Mm? Recently? Or that incident some fifteen years ago?"

Speaking in Faendryl, Melivn sarcastically says, "Terrible shame a demon running around Illy like that...."

Mourne stands up.
Saffrey smiles at Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Brutish quietly says, "15 years is a long time for humans."
Brutish nods at Xorus.

Mourne attends to his leaf-patterned robe, making the robe as presentable as possible.

Lylia agrees with Brutish.
Xorus nods.

Mourne apologetically murmurs, "...pardon me."
Meit whispers something to Xorus.
Mourne just went south.

Jahosk nods.

Speaking in Faendryl, Xorus says, "They live something like seven dog years. Or maybe I have that backwards in some way."

Xorus shrugs.
Novra begins chuckling at Xorus!
Cinnealk just arrived.
Schalyne smirks.
Lylia snickers at Xorus.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "Something along those lines."

Melivn whispers something to Xorus.
Melivn hums a seemingly random tune.
Raethir leans softly against Edanthiel.

Speaking in Faendryl, Brutish quietly says, "Sounds about right."

Edanthiel rubs Raethir tenderly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "The final ceremony for those who pass the trials will take place before the month's end."

Xorus nods at Melivn.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "We have found that a period of reflection is helpful."

Edanthiel smiles at Raethir.
Lylia nods.
Brutish adopts an agreeable expression.
Raethir nods understandingly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "We shall have to see what other unusual foods we can supply."

Fromer nods appreciatively at Tredohal.
Hypolita smiles.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku asks, "Out of curiosity, have any passed the trials and then reconsidered and renounced the title and duty?"

Lylia smiles at Tredohal.

Speaking in Faendryl, Meit says, "I'd take the usual ones even.  It's hard to find comfort food in Ta'Illistim."

Meit folds her arms over her chest.
Lylia agrees with Meit.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "None of the wanderers of course, but over the years."

Speaking in Faendryl to Meit, Lylia says, "If you are even welcomed into the shops at all."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "There are sometimes those, but they are not spoken of."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And they leave in shame."

Meit smirks at Lylia.
Arku nods.

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Meit agrees, "There is that."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Jahosk, Arku says, "As well they should."

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, "And those who aspire to the role of Palestra, we hope these trials will be encouraging."

Brutish adopts an agreeable expression.
Novra adopts an agreeable expression.
Pris nods once.
Saffrey folds her hands.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says, "How could such trials not inspire? If anything, I think it has put dreams in others' heads who would not normally be drawn to the path of the Palestra."

Jahosk nods.
Saffrey agrees with Lylia.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "I hope to come about more often and perhaps we can take a trip into the old city from time to time."

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Lylia, Arku says, "As it should.  To those of us who follow it, there is nothing more noble."

Lylia nods at Arku.

Speaking in Faendryl, Saffrey says, "It even inspires those of us on different paths."
Schalyne nods.

Arku grins.
Speaking softly in Faendryl to Saffrey, Arku says, "Change your path."

Hypolita smiles at Saffrey.
Arku winks.
Novra smiles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Each area of our society has something to aspire to."

Lylia chuckles.

Speaking in Faendryl to Arku, Saffrey says, "If we all did that...."
Saffrey grins at Arku.

Speaking softly in Faendrylto Saffrey, Hypolita says, "Don't listen to him.  You follow where your path takes you."

Hypolita chuckles.

Speaking in Faendryl, Arku softly says, "Work would be difficult to find."

Arku grins at Saffrey.

Speaking in Faendryl, Melivn jokingly says, "My dream is to become a Palestra, but then just summon demons to fight because I'm really bored but get all the glory and fame from killing them."

Raethir nods in agreement at Schalyne.
Saffrey grins at Arku.
Lylia begins chuckling at Melivn!

Speaking in Faendryl, Melivn asks, "That's cool right?"
Melivn arches a skeptical eyebrow as he takes in his surroundings.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia quips, "Everyone needs a hobby."
Lylia looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Saffrey laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.
Pris rolls her eyes.
Meit snickers at Melivn.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne asks, "Cool?"

Novra gives a sidelong glance at Melivn.
Raethir shakes his head, totally at a loss.

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Amusing to think about."

Speaking in Faendryl to Schalyne, Melivn asks, "Being cool or summoning demons for myself to kill?"

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Melivn, Arku says, "If you are chilled, you can layer clothing until you are comfortable."

Fromer coughs.
Brutish chuckles.

Speaking in Faendryl to Arku, Melivn says, "No I like my drinks chilled but I find dressing them up on clothing to be odd."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Just an interesting thought."

Hypolita looks about with a puzzled expression on her face.
Saffrey scratches her head.

Speaking in Faendryl, Fromer says, "I must take my leave, thank you for the hospitality. A fine eve to my brothers and sisters."
Fromer inclines his head.

You wave to Fromer.
Speaking in Faendryl to Fromer, Raethir says, "Good evening."

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "It was good to see so many again."

Lylia smiles at Fromer.
Fromer flashes a quick grin.

Speaking in Faendryl to Fromer, Lylia says, "Always a pleasure to see you."

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, Fromer says, "And you dear."
Fromer inclines his head.
Master Fromer just went south.

Speaking in Faendryl to Tredohal, Melivn says, "Good to be seen and get back to the new city."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "I hope to tour the last enclave in the old city."

Xorus nods.

Speaking softly in Faendryl to Schalyne, Arku says, "That is something I would like to see as well as I was detained elsewhere when it was found."

Speaking in Faendryl, Schalyne says, "Perhaps there are some more clues there."

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "I will bid you all a good evening."

[Academy Nexus, Antechamber]
Grand tapestries cover the walls of the chamber.  Their bright colors of the fabric create a sharp contrast to the pale stone.  A pair of cushioned benches flank some double mistwood doors whose silver hue is accented by wrought iron fixtures.  You also see a long ebonwood table with some stuff on it.
Also here: Cinnealk, Divyne, Xorus, Meit, Lady Lylia, Ambassador Tredohal, Pris, Tysong, Moxslayer, Novra, Master Jahosk, Hypolita, Blade Arku, Melivn, Edanthiel, Raethir, Blade Schalyne, Saffrey
Obvious exits: northeast, south

Speaking in Faendryl, Tredohal says, "Until tomorrow."

Lylia places a hand over her heart.

Tredohal bows.

Lylia bows to Tredohal.
You nod.
Tysong nods.

Ambassador Tredohal just went south.
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