The Rone Resurgence - 5118-10-10 - Final Preparations

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Jastatos 10-11, 5118

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Alongside Praxopius' previous warship, the Titan, four more warships dock at the Landing: the Leviathan, Colossus, Cyclops, and Goliath.
  • Prax stresses that it's an offensive operation and a strong defense isn't needed. He says they'll sail on the Titan and eventually Ayred will open a portal connecting the ship to somewhere near the Landing, likely the Black Sands. Some will be needed to power and fire the pylons, but the constructs will handle the plinite pylons.
  • The ships will stop within firing range and adventurers will have to swim the rest of the way to Glaoveln; Prax recommends Water Walking.
  • Mayor Lylia asks where Thadston is and Prax tells her, along with Stormyrain and Shinann, that he's being returned to Casiphia's care that night, but is drugged and it will wear off in days.
  • Before setting sail, Praxopius will provide weapons from Tykel, coated with the contagion he's made to target Kragnack, and that he's arranged for his formula to be delivered to Xorus in two years so that in his lifetime he might eradicate all krolvin. Stormy asks if the contagion utilizes Larsya's blood and Prax says it does.
  • Shinann asks about when and where Thrayzar will be released; Prax only says he'll return when it's over.
  • Leafi asks when Ayred will be returned; Prax says he's of sound mind and not under his control, and since he (Ayred) was reasonable, Prax had spared Alendrial and poisoned Rysus.
  • Praxopius concludes by thanking everyone for being more heroic than him and says we'll make history on Feastday.


Highlights

Claudaro says, "I wonder if Prax is compensating for something with these names..."
Speaking to Praxopius, Ysharra says, "I was just telling Lylia it sounded like [the boats] were all named by Pukk."
Lylia says, "If Pukk had named them, he would have named them all after whom he perceives as star-crossed lovers."
Praxopius says, "The Sparrows are at sea, and will join us as we approach Glaoveln."
Praxopius says, "A fleet from Idolone departed days ago."
Speaking to Praxopius, Dergoatean asks, "The ones that attacked us?"
Praxopius says, "Yes."
Leafiara adds, "And why should we trust they won't attack us again?"
Praxopius says, "They were a necessary distraction at the time, for me to acquire Ayred."
Praxopius says, "The White Sparrows are bred to kill krolvin."
Praxopius says, "So long as you are not a krolvin, you need not worry."
Praxopius says, "Their forces will be striking at a different location. Do not worry too much."
Praxopius says, "The White Sparrows will be the least of our worries."
Ysharra asks, "Why should we have to worry about them at all, if we're off on the same mission?"
Praxopius says, "You don't."
Speaking to Praxopius, Hapenlok says, "Paradoxically, the more I see you operate, the more I like you. What a world we live in."
Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "If I planned, I'm sure this is something I would do."
Praxopius says, "I have also arranged for my formula to be delivered to you, Xorus, in two years' time."
Praxopius says, "So perhaps, in your life time, you can eradicate the krolvin altogether."
Leafiara asks, "Why not in one week's time, if you really intend to die fighting the krolvin and join your wife and unborn child?"
Chamorr heartily says, "So, we get poisoned blades, we is stuck between Sparrows and krolvin, we has to swim, AND THERE IS NO SCOTCH."


Log

Warship Fleet

[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 an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Some green-eyed metal constructs begin to move along the deck of a huge imperial warship at the North Dock.

[Wehnimer's, North Dock]

The dock's planks are dull and weathered from the salt spray of many seasons. Northward beyond the massive sea gates, a flock of ice geese passes, silhouetted against the sky over the dark blue waters of Darkstone Bay. The hulk of a derelict coastal sailer is tethered to the end of the pier. You also see some large imperial ships, a huge grey imperia warship, some large imperial ships, some stacked piles of supplies, some huge wooden crates, a stack of empty crates, the dark waters of Darkstone Bay and a black imperial wagon with a glowing blue-white pylon on it.

Praxopius: "I shall be to town shortly, to the north docks. We've a few things to discuss."

A huge smoke grey imperial warship glides through the waters and comes to dock, positioned near the first warship. The new warship has the word "The Leviathan" emblazoned across it.

The voice of Gryzzlbok says, "Fancy."

Evia says, "Pretentious."

Xorus says, "The Titan and the Leviathan. Dramatic."

A third imperial warship, shade the hue of mist grey, maneuvers through the waters and takes a position near the others. Constructs move and reposition themselves along the deck of the Colossus.

Darksin softly says, "That can't be good."

Evia says, "Well he is taking a long while, something must be done, so..."

Evia removes some beribboned red leather bagpipes from in her ruby-buttoned pack.

A fourth imperial warship, emblazoned with the word "The Cyclops" glides to a new position along the others at the dock.

Evia picks up her bagpipes and plays the first notes of an inspiring melody.

Waq asks, "Cyclops?"

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra asks, "Letting Pukk name the boats, are you?"

Lylia says, "He would have done it anyway."

Leafiara amusedly asks, "So, err--what does Prax need our help for again?"

Draccor says to Roblar, "You, sir, are a churlish, plume-plucked horn-beast!"

Speaking quietly to Roblar, Tsarok says, "Evening Commander."

Draccor says to Roblar, "You, sir, are a brazen maggot-pie!"

Roblar deeply says, "Evenin."

Speaking to Melikor, Ysharra says, "All the stories about apples being offered up..."

Speaking to Roblar, Leafiara admits, "Although your help is certainly always needed in a war."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Bait."

A fifth warship moves within the waters, gliding up next to the others before it. The moonlight gleams along the glowing pylons upon the deck of the Goliath.

Roblar deeply asks, "Too early for a booze cruise?"

Roblar deeply says, "Er, raid."

Dergoatean says, "Okay this is getting to be a bit much."

Speaking softly to Tsarok, Pietra says, "That's a lot of warships."

Claudaro says, "I wonder if Prax is compensating for something with these names..."

Speaking darkly to Roblar, Draccor says, "Nothing will happen as usual."


Talking Tactics

Praxopius wheels into view.

Praxopius put a small corked glass vial of dark silver liquid in his black leather pack.

Waq asks, "Cyclops and Goliath, what's next the Hermes?"

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr asks, "Town got paid fer building them?"

Speaking dryly to Praxopius, Lylia says, "My, what big ships you have, my dear."

Evia says, "Gargantua."

Roblar deeply says, "Alot of blood shall be spilt."

Praxopius grins at Lylia.

Speaking to Chamorr, Lylia replies, "The townspeople, more accurately."

Speaking to Roblar, Hapenlok says, "Good."

Praxopius says, "I understand the jokes that will surely follow."

Speaking to Praxopius, Ysharra says, "Running out of euphemisms you are not."

Praxopius says, "Build your own pylon ships and you can name them."

Praxopius smirks.

Lylia says, "They are the ones who did the work. They are the ones who get the coins."

Waq says, "Now if it's the Madusa I would be afraid to go aboard."

Lauranathalasa says, "Or the Buttercup."

Speaking to Praxopius, Ysharra says, "I was just telling Lylia it sounded like they were all named by Pukk."

Roblar deeply says, "A bombardment from sea sound guud."

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr says, "Negotiate with the Krol to build their ships."

Praxopius glances out over the dock at the pylon ships, and the other warships.

Speaking darkly to Roblar, Draccor says, "All I see are bored wizards staring at little chickens."

Lylia says, "If Pukk had named them, he would have named them all after whom he perceives as star-crossed lovers."

Praxopius says, "All is near ready."

With a final fading breath, Evia removes the bagpipes from her lips, allowing the inspiring song to fade into silence.

Praxopius says, "The Sparrows are at sea, and will join us as we approach Glaoveln."

Claudaro asks, "When do we set sail then?"

Praxopius says, "A fleet from Idolone departed days ago."

Chamorr heartily says, "Sparrows."

Hapenlok says, "Ahhhh...Idolone, now that brings back memories."

Chamorr heartily says, "Those white sparrows."

Speaking to Praxopius, Dergoatean asks, "The ones that attacked us?"

Leafiara interjects, "Which reminds me, why exactly did they attack us before, again?"

Praxopius says, "Yes."

Speaking to Evia, Waq says, "That sounded not unlike a giant stepping on a bloated lizard."

Chamorr heartily says, "Always a catch."

Leafiara adds, "And why should we trust they won't attack us again?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Claudaro asks, "We got big ships?"

Draccor darkly says, "Becaue I have explosive spheres."

Speaking wryly to Draccor, Leafiara says, "So do they."

A miniature emerald sphere seemingly floats up out of Draccor's spidersilk backpack and into his waiting hand.

Speaking to Evia, Waq says, "I have heard worse mind you."

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr asks, "Did you know about joinin the Sparrows?"

Praxopius says, "They were a necessary distraction at the time, for me to acquire Ayred."

Evia asks, "What was?"

Praxopius says, "The White Sparrows are bred to kill krolvin."

Waq asks, "Ayred?"

Ysharra says, "Why they attacked."

Praxopius says, "So long as you are not a krolvin, you need not worry."

Praxopius nods to Leafiara.

Draccor darkly asks, "What attack?"

Speaking to Praxopius, Ysharra says, "I was curious about that."

Speaking to Praxopius, Dergoatean says, "I'd really perfer if you didn't go about acquiring people."

Pietra says, "So another forced breeding program? Lovely."

Speaking evenly to Praxopius, Leafiara says, "Sacrificing some of your forces and killing some of ours, for some 'greater good.' I see."

Evia says, "So they attacked us at his behest and conniving eh."

Speaking heartily to Praxopius, Chamorr says, "Didnt stop them from killin us afore."

Praxopius says, "They beached at the Black Sands."

Waq asks, "Can I ride the owl?"

Speaking amusedly to Waq, Chaoswynd says, "You'd have to ask him, but I think his answer would be no."

Praxopius says, "Their forces will be striking at a different location. Do not worry too much."

Speaking to Praxopius, Lylia says, "It was a rather blunt tactic to get what you sought."

Praxopius nods at Chamorr.

Praxopius says, "The White Sparrows will be the least of our worries."

Lylia says, "That much, I believe."

Praxopius says, "We will set sail for Glaoveln on the Eve of this Feastday."

Speaking heartily to Praxopius, Chamorr says, "Krol on one side Sparrows on the other, what could possibly go wrong."

Draccor darkly says, "White Sparrows? hah."

Ysharra asks, "Why should we have to worry about them at all, if we're off on the same mission?"

Speaking to Lylia, Evia says, "Most of the Gryphons, except about four will be remaining here to defend the Landing in the event of trouble at home."

Praxopius says, "You don't."

Praxopius nods at Ysharra.

Speaking to Ysharra, Hapenlok says, "Because people talk."

Praxopius says, "Only Chamorr is worried it seems."

Draccor darkly says, "All people talk."

Praxopius says, "This strike will be an offensive operation."

Ysharra asks, "Where is Ayred now?"

Praxopius says, "I assure you, the more we have to add to the offense, the better. I do not think a strong defense is needed."

Praxopius says, "Ayred is resting. He needs it."

Ysharra says, "All right. Melikor just asked if Ayred could move some forces his way. Rather than the boats."

Praxopius says, "We will sail towards Glaoveln on the Titan."

Praxopius says, "As we reach a certain point, Ayred shall open a portal, connecting the Titan, with this area."

Evia asks, "There being no iceburgs between hither and yon, I hope?"

Praxopius says, "Likely at the Black Sands, to avoid any issues within town."

Lylia says, "I agree, but there are those who are uneasy about making the journey. You have...not exactly been forthcoming with the people you most wish to help you."

Speaking to Praxopius, Ysharra says, "You kept your word about the girl, though..."

Praxopius says, "Ayred will manage portals between the pylon ships. We will need many to help power and fire the mana pylons."

Speaking to Praxopius, Ysharra says, "Though I suspect you might have known a little more about the other end of her curse than you let on."

Praxopius says, "The constructs shall handle the plinite pylons."

Claudaro asks, "So how goes the weaponization of that blood, is it ready for its task?"

Lylia notes, "He has kept his word in every way, but those words are sometimes slippery."

Speaking heartily to Praxopius, Chamorr asks, "Is there scotch on board?"

Praxopius grins at Lylia.

Speaking to Lylia, Dergoatean says, "It's more what he doesn't say."

Lauranathalasa says, "I wouldn't be surprised if he was responsible for the curse, he seems to be pulling the strings so far in every direction."

Praxopius says, "In addition, if Ayred has it in him..."

Praxopius says, "As our forces fall, he may be able to provide a more...convenient way to help aid the fallen."

Chamorr heartily says, "No scotch."

Praxopius nods at Draccor. [Appears to be based on a whisper.]

Evia says, "Surely none will fall.."

Speaking to Evia, Hapenlok says, "Don't fool yourself, this is going to be bloody."

Praxopius says, "We cannot land near Glaoveln."

Chamorr heartily says, "No wonder Cryheart aint goin."

Praxopius says, "As we reach the edge of their winter storms, we will stop. It is within firing range. It is as close as we need."

Praxopius says, "You will need to swim the rest of the way to Glaoveln."

Praxopius says, "I would recommend water walking items."

Ysharra asks, "Swim in the deep arctic ocean swells?"

Praxopius says, "Nothing about this will be easy."

Melikor says, "Might be a bit chilly."

Leafiara says, "Hm. A couple of days to make sure I'm in good swimming shape, since that sounds pretty dangerous."

Speaking heartily to Ysharra, Chamorr says, "In full battle plate."

Praxopius says, "I will use what resources I have, to ease some measures."

Lauranthalasa is admiring Leafiara.

Speaking to Leafiara, Claudaro asks, "So you are to come with us then?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Lauranathalasa says, "Yer gonna sink like a rock."

Leafiara grumbles at Lauranathalasa.

Chaoswynd is admiring Leafiara.

Speaking to Chamorr, Ysharra says, "I'm sure you'll make a shiny ornament in whatever iceberg forms around you."

Xorus wryly says, "The worst that can happen is you wash up on Erythro Island."

Speaking to Leafiara, Chaoswynd says, "A big rock."

Speaking offhandedly to Claudaro, Leafiara says, "We'll see."

Praxopius asks, "It sank, did it not?"

Praxopius peers quizzically at Xorus.

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor says, "Fine I'll keep you from drowning this time."

Speaking to Praxopius, Lylia says, "Thadston is a capable leader in battle. More than capable, really. Brilliant, in fact. He loathes you, but he would see the wisdom of an offensive strike."

Xorus says, "It did."

Speaking to Praxopius, Lylia asks, "Where is he?"

Praxopius says, "He is en route to town."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Glub glub glub straight to the bottom."

Praxopius says, "The last piece, I had wished to discuss."

Praxopius says, "Primarily..."

Praxopius glances between Shinann and Stormyrain.

Praxopius says, "There is no reason for you to trust me or like me."

Xorus says, "Grishom washed up there after falling into the arctic water in a clash with the krolvin."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor says, "They are all teasing you because they are fat, and that floats."

Praxopius says, "But I am returning Sir Thadston."

Speaking heartily to Praxopius, Chamorr says, "Good."

Shinann asks, "Before?"

Praxopius says, "He shall be given to the care of Casiphia late this night."

Speaking slowly to Praxopius, Stormyrain asks, "And Thrayzar?"

Ysharra says, "Little reason for anyone to trust you. You may have kept your word, but you bribed us to do it."

Praxopius says, "He is drugged. I will warn you."

Praxopius says, "It will wear off in days, with a lot of water."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor says, "I said they are, not you."

Dergoatean asks, "Why... is he drugged?"

Praxopius says, "I cannot allow for Thadston's...irrational behavior, to jeopardize anything in the end."

Speaking to Draccor, Leafiara relents, "I know what you said, but still."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Stormyrain says, "If he wasn't, Prax would be dead."

Speaking to Praxopius, Hapenlok says, "Paradoxically, the more I see you operate, the more I like you. What a world we live in."

Praxopius says, "The man did in fact rip off someone's arm and beat them with it." [Actually... if I remember, Lylia was the one who removed Ambrus' arm. Thadston did beat him with it, though.]

Speaking heartily to Praxopius, Chamorr asks, "Drugged???"

Evia says, "Because someone is a conniving little..mixer."

Thrassus says, "Probably so he doesn't go on a killing spree of Prax's employees."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara agrees, "This is definitely your kind of plan. Every little detail."

Ysharra says, "You say that like it's unusual for this crowd."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor says, "So the point is everyone needs to know how to swim/flaot."

Praxopius looks over at Lylia and shakes his head. [Appears to be based on a whisper.]

Speaking to Praxopius, Stormyrain repeats, "And Thrayzar?"

Waq exclaims, "I am boyant!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "If I planned, I'm sure this is something I would do."

Praxopius says, "I do this, as a act of good faith, I suppose. Not that it matters."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Everyone has a plan til they get punched in the face."

Speaking to Praxopius, Dergoatean says, "I'd be surprised if you haven't been responsible for acts at least as brutal."

Praxopius says, "...and frankly, no one wishes to keep hearing his waking nightmares and Faendryl cursing."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara acknowledges, "I even remember you saying once that if you'd won the election you wanted to raid Glaoveln."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I lost. And I get to go anyway. So there."

Praxopius says, "Thrayzar will be returned when our mission is over."

Speaking darkly to Praxopius, Draccor asks, "Can I punch anyone here in the face if I want to?"

Speaking amusedly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Apparently."

Speaking to Praxopius, Shinann asks, "Will you explain that further?"

Hapenlok says, "And I've got my Glaoveln battle gear on."

Shinann says, "That is a bit general."

Praxopius says, "But I will require more assistance than Thrayzar."

Evia asks, "Huh?"

Praxopius says, "Before we set sail, I will provide some weapons acquired by Tykel for this mission."

Lauranathalasa says, "Oooh."

Praxopius says, "They will be coated with a contagion I have crafted to target Kragnack."

Speaking darkly to Praxopius, Draccor says, "Or you can tell me who to punch.....heheh."

Evia says, "Aren't you just the bottomless purse of funds."

Praxopius says, "It should be successful."

Stormyrain inquires, "Is it blood based?"

Praxopius says, "It will require hurting Kragnack, yes. Or someone of his bloodline. I am sure more than a few exist on that island."

Hapenlok says, "Well, my skill with blades isn't what it used to be, sadly."

Thrassus asks, "Doesn't he have a son that acts as his herald?"

Praxopius says, "I have also arranged for my formula to be delivered to you, Xorus, in two years' time."

Praxopius nods at Xorus.

Xorus asks, "It will spread to him if only a blood relative is hit?"

Speaking to Praxopius, Stormyrain asks, "Is the contagion blood based, as in; did it utilize Larsya's blood in any way?"

Xorus nods at Praxopius.

Praxopius says, "So perhaps, in your life time, you can eradicate the krolvin altogether."

Draccor darkly says, "You never had skill with blades Hapenlok."

Xorus says, "Good."

Praxopius nods at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Thrassus, Lylia says, "You speak of Falzcrow."

Praxopius says, "Yes."

Leafiara asks, "Why not in one week's time, if you really intend to die fighting the krolvin and join your wife and unborn child?"

Praxopius nods at Raelee. [Appears to be based on a whisper.]

Chamorr heartily says, "So, we get poisoned blades, we is stuck between Sparrows and krolvin, we has to swim, AND THERE IS NO SCOTCH."

Speaking darkly to Chamorr, Draccor asks, "Says who?"

Speaking to Draccor, Hapenlok says, "Well, by your terms, no. But when I went through the phase where I had forsaken my ....vast talents in pyromancy, I did have a fair amount of skill in edged weapons and polearms."

Speaking to Chamorr, Waq says, "Sounds rather unpleasant put like that."

Speaking affectionately to Dergoatean, Lylia says, "I appreciate your faith in me."

Roblar deeply asks, "Who iz swimmin?"

Speaking heartily to Waq, Chamorr says, "Quite so."

Roblar commands the local spirits to aid him, an intense expression on his face as he stares straight ahead...

Roblar gestures at Chamorr.

A misty halo surrounds Chamorr.

Speaking darkly to Hapenlok, Draccor says, "And now you can't burn the flea off a dog's fur."

Roblar deeply says, "Too damn cold in da water."

Praxopius slowly empties his lungs.

Speaking to Draccor, Hapenlok says, "Don't tempt me."

Speaking heartily to Roblar, Chamorr says, "Thanks mage, but that doesn't help the lack of scotch."

Praxopius says, "I've much to finish...before."

Ysharra says, "Some of the rangers might make it."

Praxopius asks, "Are there more questions?"

Speaking deeply to Chamorr, Roblar exclaims, "We bring it!"

Speaking to Chamorr, Pietra says, "I'm sure there will be some scotch."

Speaking to Praxopius, Shinann asks, "Where and where will you release Thrazyar?"

Speaking heartily to Praxopius, Chamorr says, "Get some scotch on board."

Praxopius grins at Chamorr.

Speaking to Praxopius, Hapenlok asks, "So, can we expect to see some demons on the island, now?"

Draccor darkly says, "Good one."

Shinann says, "More exactly, where."

Evia says, "Whenever he bloody well wants because he acts with impunity in all things."

Claudaro says, "So if the portal will connect the ship to these lands, why not have it in a more... defensible position, in case of an incursion... the black sands are nice and all, but so is the belly of a fortress prepared for any issues."

Praxopius says, "When it is over, he will return."

Praxopius nods at Shinann.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Takoa says, "Don't sound too hopeful."

Speaking to Praxopius, Lauranathalasa asks, "Can I operate one them constructs?"

Leafiara adds, "And Ayred, when will -he- be returned?"

Roblar deeply says, "Well, da scotch iz in da hall but.."

Praxopius says, "Ayred is of sound mind."

Praxopius says, "I do not control him."

Roblar deeply says, "To a successful pillagin."

Xorus asks, "What is the degree of annihilation we intend on inflicting? Crippled or wounded animals?"

Roblar tips his head back and empties a shot of well-aged whiskey down his gullet!

Shinann asks, "You say that, but where will he be returned? Here on the dock? At the Outpost?"

Lylia says, "Now that is a worthwhile question."

Praxopius says, "The man was reasonable, and I spared Alendrial and poisoned Rysus for his cooperation."

Speaking heartily to Shinann, Chamorr says, "In a box."

Speaking to Xorus, Hapenlok asks, "For myself?"

Leafiara says, "That doesn't explain where Ayred is, but I suppose with his abilities it doesn't really matter where he is."

Speaking to Xorus, Hapenlok says, "Total."

Praxopius says, "He's resting."

Speaking to Xorus, Hapenlok says, "As much as I can inflict."

Leafiara says, "Ah."

Praxopius says, "And yes, to answer a further question..."

Praxopius says, "Kragnack commands demons and the undead."

Claudaro says, "As we've seen."

Praxopius says, "So this will not simply be a battle against krolvin."

Evia says, "Oh for the good old days when we could just shove the villains into coffins."

Lylia says, "We did not expect otherwise."

Chamorr heartily says, "This just gets better an better."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "True, I just wanted it out in the open, so everyone was aware."

Hapenlok says, "Some people haven't been around for the past couple of fights."

Praxopius clenches his jaw.

Waq asks, "And now the villains are fresh from the grave?"

Draccor says to Roblar, "You, sir, are a fitful, base-court varlet!"

Praxopius says, "Thank you...for being more heroic than I."

Hapenlok says, "But, I'm still wondering ...how."

Waq asks, "And when does this great battle begin?"

Claudaro says, "I doubt heroics are the motivating factor for many here... everyone has their reasons I'm sure."

Chamorr heartily says, "What do we get fer bein the conscripts on this caper."

Praxopius removes a long brass-edged case from his pack, and stares at it for a moment. He nods, and sighs, placing the case back into his pack.

Praxopius says, "Goodnight everyone."

Praxopius says, "On the Eve of Feastday, we make history."

Lylia says, "Rest well."

Roblar deeply says, "Burn dem all."

Praxopius wheels off.