The Rone Resurgence - 5118-09-05 - Burning Desire (log)
Imaerasta 5-6, 5118
- Rone is spotted in town and a handful of adventurers find him on North Ring Road. Keeping a watchful eye out, Rone keeps a hand on his gauntlet and says "Do not stand in the way. Justice must be done. The message must be sent home." With that, he vanishes...
- ...and a few minutes later an explosion rocks West Ring Road, destroying the home of Stephos and Alendrial DeArchon and leaving a raging fire behind! A brigade assembles to put it out and eventually succeeds, though nine adventurers are killed in the process. Rone is briefly spotted on a rooftop overlooking the scene before vanishing.
- Afterward Leafiara and Shinann attempt to reach out to Alendrial over the amunet or find her in Moot Hall, but hear and find nothing.
[Town Square Central]
This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.
Rone just arrived.
[Town Square, Northwest]
This corner of the square is lively and hectic even at night. A number of representatives of the Landing's population, including several elven loggers and a party of rough-looking dwarves, loiter around the door of the Raging Thrak Inn, where the rowdy cheers of patrons and voices raised in songs of many sorts, from snatches of heroic ballads to blushingly bawdy tunes, beckon you to enter. You also see a polished granite statue and a large painted sign.
[Wehnimer's, Talon St.]
The street runs between the northern palisade and the central square to the south and east. The traffic is varied here, as a few traders and travelers mingle on the dark streets with the ever-present and watchful militiamen. The pristine walls of the Stone Baths occupy nearly the entire block. You also see a brightly lit small painted wagon.
[Wehnimer's, North Ring Rd.]
The road turns gradually at this point as it forms the northwest corner of the city. The main path curves along the north and west walls, and another leads south between the buildings. The massive oak and modwir logs of the city palisade tower overhead. You also see an old weathered cart with some stuff on it.
Also here: Rone
Leafiara nods to Rone in greeting.
Sir Cryheart's group just arrived.
Chaoswynd looks thoughtfully at Rone.
Cryheart nods at Rone.
Leafiara casually greets, "Evening."
Luathaich bows to Rone.
Evia taps Rone lightly on his shoulder.
Evia asks, "Whatcha doin?"
Cryheart says, "Evening Rone."
Speaking to Rone, Luathaich exclaims, "Heyla!"
Leafiara hopefully asks, "Going after Stephos tonight?"
Leafiara glances upward and whistle quietly, an innocent look on her face.
Luathaich grins at Leafiara.
Rone places a hand to one gauntlet, watching. Waiting.
Chaoswynd glances around the area.
Evia glances up.
Leafiara glances appraisingly around the area.
Luathaich says, "Oh, not the rift again please."
Leafiara calls upon the local spirits and directs them through the area...
A sense of peace and calm settles over the area.
Leafiara nods once.
Luathaich says, "It took me forever to get out."
Cryheart glances at Rone.
Leafiara calmly says, "Coming in peace."
Rone says, "Do not stand in the way."
Rone says, "Justice must be done."
Evia leans back.
Leafiara encouragingly says, "Go for it."
Evia asks, "On who?"
Cryheart asks, "What justice, Rone?"
Evia glances at Rone.
Luathaich asks, "Certainly, certainly. Fascinating. Which justice tonight?"
Leafiara folds her hands.
Rone says, "The message must be sent home."
Leafiara cocks her head at Rone.
Evia says, "Mm hmm."
Cryheart asks, "What message Rone?"
Evia asks, "To who though, huh?"
Leafiara adds, "And which home?"
Cryheart nods to Leafiara.
Speaking to Rone, Luathaich says, "I feel like that statement is less informative than you believe it to be."
Chaoswynd tilts his head toward Rone, examining him intently as the tip of one ear twitches briefly.
Cryheart turns an inquisitive ear toward Rone.
Evia glances around the area.
Rone blinks out of existance as everything seems to slow down around you for a brief moment.
Evia snaps her fingers.
Cryheart flails his arms about.
Luathaich says, "Well. More mysteries."
Leafiara gazes up into the heavens.
Luathaich says, "Fascinating."
Cryheart nods to Leafiara.
A cloud of dense silvery fog suddenly appears. The fog quickly dissipates to reveal Shinann.
Leafiara casually says, "Ah well..."
Shinann joins Cryheart's group.
Lilori shakes her head.
Cryheart says, "Yep."
Cryheart says, "He may be gone."
Cryheart nods at Shinann.
Leafiara pleasantly assures, "I'm sure everything will be alright."
Cryheart says, "He just left."
Shinann nods slowly.
Cryheart says, "Well..let us hope."
Evia says, "That thing he does makes me woozy."
Lyrna says, "Moments ago."
Cryheart nods to Leafiara.
Evia sways back and forth.
Leafiara nods in agreement at Cryheart.
Luathaich adopts an agreeable expression.
Shinann slowly empties her lungs.
Shinann glances around the area.
Lyrna mildly says, "Settling a debt is rarely something to leave for later."
Luathaich says, "Well, a sense of justice is to be lauded. I only hope it proves to be truly just."
Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara explains, "He said not to stand in the way and that justice must be done and the message must be sent home."
Leafiara relents, "Vague, I know. It's all he said, though."
Cryheart says, "The mystery continues."
A look of concentration briefly passes across Leafiara's face.
The sense of peace and security begins to wane from the area.
Cryheart rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Daaco asks, "Did I miss anything?"
Shinann looks thoughtfully at Leafiara.
Lyrna agrees with Cryheart.
Cryheart says, "Nae much."
The sense of peace and security passes away from the area.
Evia says, "Not much."
Leafiara admits, "I told him to go for it."
Leafiara glances upward and whistles quietly, an innocent look on her face.
Lyrna grins at Leafiara.
Meggiemae asks, "Rone?"
Cryheart says, "He said his mission continues."
Leafiara winks at Lyrna.
Speaking to Daaco, Luathaich says, "Not a lot. Some cryptic statements from Rone."
Cryheart nods at Meggiemae.
Lyrna nods at Meggiemae.
Cryheart says, "And justice must be done."
Leafiara nods at Luathaich.
Daaco says, "Cryptic indeed."
Meggiemae says, "So he was the white figure."
Leafiara nods in agreement.
Cryheart says, "Hello Bear."
Chamorr and Evia bash their forearms in greeting.
Chaoswynd waves to Chamorr.
Cryheart and Chamorr bash their forearms in greeting.
Chamorr and Cryheart bash their forearms in greeting.
Cryheart says, "Rone made a brief appearance."
Speaking heartily to Cryheart, Chamorr says, "Howdy Spurs."
Cryheart says, "Something about justice and mission."
Cryheart rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Leafiara nods absently.
Chamorr rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Chamorr gives Leafiara a friendly hug.
Luathaich says, "And a message to be sent home."
Leafiara gives Chamorr a friendly hug.
Cryheart says, "And that."
Chamorr and Shinann shake hands.
Cryheart points at Luathaich.
Luathaich says, "Which sounds rather... potentially dire."
Cryheart says, "I wonder where home is."
Chamorr gives Chaoswynd a firm handshake.
Lilori agrees with Cryheart.
Leafiara dramatically declares, "What justice or what message or what home... none can say."
Meggiemae nods at Daaco.
Cryheart says, "Hopefully in time."
Shinann nods at Chaoswynd.
DeArchon House Explosion
BOOOOOOOOOOOOM!! A huge explosion as loud as a massive thunderclap rocks the night and sends birds into the sky and dogs barking in the distance! The ground trembles and fires rise on West Ring Road!
Luathaich says, "When one speaks of justice and messages one forsees those messages being written in blood."
Shinann just went south.
Leafiara slowly says, "Or... we can say."
Evia says, "Ack."
Luathaich says, "Ah, and right on cue."
[Cryheart leads us on to see...]
[Wehnimer's, West Ring Rd.]
The road passes beneath the shadow of the palisade. Before you sprawls a gaudily-painted structure, adorned with elaborate carvings depicting scenes of commerce and lit by polished brass lamps. This is the Merchant's Guild, where the business people of town, from wealthy traders to lowly street peddlers, meet to discuss matters of mutual concern. You also see a crackling fire, a crackling fire, a crackling fire, a crackling fire, a crackling fire, a crackling fire, a crackling fire, a crackling fire, a crackling fire and the scorched remains of a house.
[A small brigade forms and gathers buckets to put out the fires, but many end up set ablaze themselves as they fight the flames...]
Daaco just bit the dust!
Lilori just bit the dust!
Fires rage along West Ring Road as a dark-roofed two story house was blown into bits and flames licking the night sky!
Adrift just bit the dust!
Vanoth just bit the dust!
Shinann just bit the dust!
Chaoswynd just bit the dust!
For a brief moment in the distance, a white armored figure appears on a nearby rooftop, watching like a silent ivory gargoyle as the flames rise on West Ring Road. The orange glow of the fire reflects on the smooth steel mask of the white figure, and in a blink of an eye the figure disappears.
The house appears to have been utterly destroyed by a massive explosion and nearly burnt to the ground. Only some scorched and battered wooden framework serves as any remnant and reminder that a house once stood here.
Jimseveie just bit the dust!
Gylmour just bit the dust!
Waq just bit the dust!
[...but eventually hard work pays off!]
The last of the flames are put out and fiery embers still float up and about the scorched remains of the house. Smoke trails up into the darkness of night.
[Leafiara and Shinann ask over the amunet if Alendrial DeArchon is alright, but get no response, and check for her in Moot Hall, but find nothing.]