Those Aren't Tears/2018-12-06 A Meeting with Ilsola (log)

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This log is from premium storyline Those Aren't Tears on December 6, 2018, from the viewpoint of Lady Darcena Wolf-Valslayer.

Summary


  • Darcena hears "A quiet, feminine whisper reaches your ear, almost washed out by the night breeze. "-can hear this... must find out wha-... Nazh-...," then is lost completely."
  • Khaell and Darcena have a conversation with the First Sergeant where he seems to forget that he had just said something with a notable demeanor change. He also claims he hasn't arrested anyone in a long time and doesn't know who Elspie is.
  • Ilsola arrives and states she doesn't know what's going on and she hasn't been getting the reports she expects to get. She questions the First Sergeant about his role in Elspie's disappearance. The First Sergeant doesn't seem to remember Elspie coming to him to report the crimes against her and tells the sequence of events from a skewed perspective. "The First Sergeant cocks his head to one side, his gaze drifting to the horizon for a moment, then stands a bit straighter." He states he's drifting off.
  • Adventurers fill in the gaps of what has happened from their perspectives. Duvainiel continues to claim that Elspie was trying to kill Nazhor. The First Sergeant continues to state he didn't arrest Elspie. Ilsola dismisses him. The First Sergeant states Ilsola can expect his resignation within the hour.
  • Duvainiel states that Nazhor is her boss and she helps him in his shop.
  • Darcena hears, "A whisper reaches your ear, tenuous on the night breeze, "They have put me here, believing it would contain my magic, but they are mistaken, at least for now. I regret asking you this, for we are yet strangers, but someone must find out what Nazhor is up to. Please, friend, find out his plan and stop him!"
  • Ilsola and adventurers go to question Cendadric. Cendadric claims he doesn't know who Nazhor is, seems confused about the arrest, states he doesn't know who Elspie is, states "I would never sell my shop," then, "Cendadric blinks his eyes rapidly, cocking his head to one side, then opens them again with a wide smile." He then has a completely different demeanor.
  • Ilsola summarizes the evening by telling adventurers that nothing can be done until they find Nazhor, that she will handle the changeover of the First Sergeant, that she will tell the town to watch for Nazhor and Elspie and contact her immediately if they're found, and that she would like everyone else to search and let her know.

GM Cast: Duvainiel, Ilsola, Mist Harbor First Sergeant

Adventurers: Lady Darcena, Khaell, Khobra, Land Pirate Maylan, Nodyre, Commander Roblar, Selema, Sothog, Yakushi


Log Snippets

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

A Voice on the Wind

[Oleander Avenue]
Three shops on one side of the street have obviously been decorated in relation to one another.  The first has been painted a deep green with white trim, while the other two shops wear lighter shades of the same color.  A painted pattern upon the cobblestones marks the entry to a large woven grass hall, which is flanked by a pair of miniature evergreen trees encircled with white satin and velvet ribbon.
Also here: Khaell
Obvious paths: east, west

Khaell says, "Sorry, not something i heard, just...saw."
Khaell says, "I think."
The voice of Khobra says, "Ahh."
The voice of Khobra says, "I heard zomthing vhich - , nevermind."
Khaell nods.
Khaell says, "Best to be on our guard then......"
You cheerfully say, "Hey Khobra."
A quiet, feminine whisper reaches your ear, almost washed out by the night breeze.  "-can hear this... must find out wha-... Nazh-...," then is lost completely.
You cock your head.
The voice of Khobra warmly responds, "Hello Darcena."
You ask, "Did you hear that?"
You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.
Khaell inclines his ear, listening intently.
Khaell looks over at you and shakes his head.
You say, "I recognized that voice."
Khaell squints.
The voice of Khobra serenely asks, "Vhat did you hear?"
You ask, "Do we know where Elspie is locked up?"
Khaell says, "I don't think so."
The voice of Khobra says, "In building two blocks eazt."
You ask, "Take me there?"
You peer quizzically at Khaell.
Khaell nods.

An Illuminating Chat with the First Sergeant

[Mist Harbor Sergeant's Office]
The entry area of the law of the Isle of the Four Winds has the desk of the First Sergeant pushed against the wall.  A pile of ropes and shackles spills out of an overflowing barrel near the exit, and several tripods of spears flank either side of the iron-barred door to the jail.  You also see an iron-barred door and a ruined heavy iron bars.
Also here: Khaell
Obvious exits: east, out

You belt out, "Elspie?"
You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.
Khaell knocks on an iron-barred door.
You belt out, "Elspie!"
You grumble.
You doubtfully say, "Maybe go back."
Khaell says, "Elsewhere."

They walk back to Oleander Avenue.
[Oleander Avenue]
Three shops on one side of the street have obviously been decorated in relation to one another.  The first has been painted a deep green with white trim, while the other two shops wear lighter shades of the same color.  A painted pattern upon the cobblestones marks the entry to a large woven grass hall, which is flanked by a pair of miniature evergreen trees encircled with white satin and velvet ribbon.
Also here: Khaell
Obvious paths: east, west
You say, "The sound must not have come from here."
You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.
Khaell frowns.
The voice of Khobra says, "Waz thinking the zame but vazn't zure."
Khaell inclines his ear, listening intently.
Khaell begins to twitch.
Darcena is listening as intently as she can, her heightened auditory and olfactory senses straining.
You sniff.

A voice sounds from nearby, "Town Administrator Ilsola requests that any who are aware of the facts of the matter involving one 'Elspie's' arrest make themselves available outside of Hale Hall at the bottom of the hour.  Thank you."

You ask, "Loud enough?"
You mutter something inaudible.
You cover your ears.
Khaell rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Khaell says, "Gonna check something out....."
Khaell asks, "Want to come with?"
Khaell peers quizzically at you.
You say, "Yes."
Khaell says, "I take silence as agreement."
Khaell grins and chuckles.

They walk back to lockup
[Mist Harbor Lockup, Hallway]
A whipping post constructed of aged oak is affixed to the far wall with shackles hanging from the top.  Carelessly looped over the post is a cruelly-barbed leather whip.  A pair of torches belch smoke which lazily drifts out the barred window.  You also see a bolted oak door and a vine-bound bamboo door.
Also here: Khaell
Obvious paths: south

You belt out, "Elspie!"
Khaell knocks on a bolted oak door.
Khaell knocks on a vine-bound bamboo door.
The First Sergeant scowls.
The First Sergeant asks, "What are you two up to?"
You say, "Looking for Elspie."
You squint at the First Sergeant.
You ask, "Where'd you put her?"
The First Sergeant says, "You don't have any business here."
You scowl at the First Sergeant.
You say, "I didn't realize it was closed to the public."
You lean back.
The First Sergeant mutters.
You glance at your saramar-enruned armband and fold your arms over your chest.
You ask, "Where'd you put Elspie?"
Khaell says, "Can't be so hard to look for the welfare of one, even if incarcerated."
The First Sergeant says, "You're poking your nose in things that don't concern you.  That's a dangerous habit."
You burst out in loud, raucous laughter at the First Sergeant.
Khaell ponders.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, you croon, "Congratulations, now you've met me."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, you say, "Lady Darcena Wolf-Valslayer, the Harbinger, the Ishan, the Butcher. The poker-of-noses-into-business-that-doesn't-concern-her."
You smirk at the First Sergeant!
The First Sergeant squints his eyes and cocks his head to one side for a long moment, then blinks and settles into a more relaxed posture.
You say, "This one isn't going to tell us anything, Khaell."
The First Sergeant asks, "Can I help you folks find anything?"
You glance at the First Sergeant.
The First Sergeant grins.
You growl ferociously at the First Sergeant!
Khaell nods.
Khaell says, "Where's Elspie."
The First Sergeant blinks in surprise.
The First Sergeant says, "Just trying to help..."
The First Sergeant asks, "Who's Elspie?"
You exclaim, "You arrested her!"
The First Sergeant scratches his head in confusion.

Years of military training have left the body of the First Sergeant with a chiseled build and a lean frame.  He wears a sun-faded uniform complete with highly polished leather boots and carries a swagger stick under one arm.  His eyes roam back and forth as he looks around for any sign of wrongdoing, or he might just be looking for an excuse to schedule an inspection for errant dust.

The First Sergeant says, "Oh, I don't think that's right.  I haven't arrested anyone in..."
The First Sergeant chuckles to himself.
The First Sergeant says, "Quite some time."
You stare at the First Sergeant.
Speaking to you, Khaell asks, "Did you see that earlier?"
You glance at Khaell.
You nod.
Khaell frowns.
Khaell moves a little closer to the First Sergeant, closely watching every movement.
You ask, "Are you... missing any blocks of time?"
You peer quizzically at the First Sergeant.
The First Sergeant says, "Now, I hear tell there's a meeting going on.  I'm supposed to be there, and you might want to attend too!  Ilsola's fired up about something or other."
The First Sergeant chuckles.
You sigh loudly.
You nod to the First Sergeant.
You give a sidelong glance at Khaell.
Khaell nods to you.
The First Sergeant says, "You folks have a good night."
You bite your lip.
Khaell says, "Something......"
The First Sergeant just went south.
You say, "Something is up."
Khaell nods.

Meeting Town Administrator Ilsola

[Oleander Avenue]
Three shops on one side of the street have obviously been decorated in relation to one another.  The first has been painted a deep green with white trim, while the other two shops wear lighter shades of the same color.  A painted pattern upon the cobblestones marks the entry to a large woven grass hall, which is flanked by a pair of miniature evergreen trees encircled with white satin and velvet ribbon.  You also see a mischievous glacier spirit that is flying around.
Also here: Khaell
Obvious paths: east, west
The First Sergeant just arrived.
You squint at a large woven grass hall.
You ask, "Well, where is she?"
You peer quizzically at the First Sergeant.
The First Sergeant stretches languidly and leans against a nearby wall, closing his eyes.
You frown.
You mutter early.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Khaell asks, "Don't rembember locking her up eh?"
Khaell begins to twitch.
Khaell searches around for a moment.
Khaell nods.
Khaell glances at the First Sergeant.
The First Sergeant yawns and smacks his lips loudly, his eyes remaining firmly closed.
Khaell frowns.
Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Khaell asks, "Ignoring me?"
Sothog removes a vultite-shod mossbark runestaff from in his serpent skin harness.
You whisper aloud, "Napping."
Sothog leans leisurely on his mossbark runestaff, a thoughtful expression upon his face.
You nod to Sothog in greeting.
Sothog nods to you in greeting.
You darkly mutter, "Better let sleeping... sergeants... lie. Or he might be locking you up, too."
Khaell says, "Oh he's not sleeping."
Ilsola wanders in.
Ilsola smiles.
Sothog and Khaell nod to Ilsola in greeting.
You glance at Ilsola.
Khobra nods respectfully at Ilsola.
Sothog nods to Khobra in greeting.
Ilsola says, "Good evening, all."
Khobra nods politely at Sothog.
Sothog says, "Evening, everyone."
Sothog smiles.
You cautiously say, "Good evening."
Ilsola nods to the First Sergeant.
Speaking to Ilsola, you ask, "And who are you?"
Khobra nods slowly at Khaell.
The First Sergeant blinks rapidly and glances at Ilsola.
The First Sergeant grins.
Nodyre nods slowly.
You nod to Nodyre in greeting.
Nodyre nods to you in greeting.
Speaking to you, Ilsola says, "I'm the Town Administrator for Mist Harbor.  What passes for a Mayor, at least according to the five families."
Nodyre says, "We all meet again."
Nodyre laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.
Speaking to Ilsola, you ask, "Bit young for it, aren't you?"
You peer quizzically at Ilsola.
Ilsola chuckles.
Khaell frowns.
Speaking to you, Ilsola says, "I'm fortunate that there isn't much that needs doing aside from making sure the trade keeps coming in."
You smile at Ilsola.
You slowly say, "Until now."
Ilsola gives a short sigh, and nods.
Sothog says, "Careful.  Someone who starts this kind of profession at a young age just means they have a head start."
Sothog grins at you.
You chuckle at Sothog.
Ilsola says, "Well, yes.  There does appear to be something..."
You say, "A murder. An assault. An arrest."
You say, "A theft."
You say, "An ransacking."
(Darcena ticks off each point on her fingers.)
Sothog agrees with you.
Ilsola nods understandingly.
You say, "I'm not the best at counting, but that appears to be several somethings."
Khaell agrees with you.
You scratch your arm.  That feels better.
Ilsola leans in close and whispers with the Sergeant.
Ilsola blinks at the First Sergeant.
You give your eyebrow a little workout.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola says, "That's not acceptable, Sergeant."
Nodyre raises an eyebrow.
Khaell glances at the First Sergeant.
Khobra glances between Ilsola and the First Sergeant.
The First Sergeant says, "I just thought-"
Ilsola shakes her head.
You glance between Ilsola and the First Sergeant.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola says, "Hold your words.  We'll get to that."
Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Ilsola mutters under her breath.
The First Sergeant nods agreeably.
Ilsola sighs.
You urgently ask, "Where is Elspie?"
Nodyre asks, "Good help is hard to find....eh?"
Nodyre whistles tunelessly to himself.
Nodyre cowers away from the First Sergeant.
Selema nods to you.
You cock your head.
Selema asks, "It's been several days, can anyone vouch for her condition?"
You say, "I heard something earlier that may have been her voice."
You frown at Ilsola.
Khobra agrees with Selema.
Ilsola says, "Very well.  The point of this is to ascertain what, exactly has happened to this point, then figure out what, if anything, needs to be done going forward."
Nodyre nods at Ilsola.
Selema turns to face Ilsola.
Selema nods faintly.
You tap your foot impatiently.
Selema reaches over and gently rests her hand on your shoulder.
You say, "You don't seem to have much urgency. Nor does anyone seem to be telling me where the woman is."
You growl ferociously!
Sothog nods at Ilsola.
Khaell says, "What happened is the sergeant locked up Elspie, but wouldn't invenstigate a ransacking."

First Sergeant "Explains"

Ilsola says, "I've been given the impression that I am woefully under-informed, so I would like to first hear from the Sergeant, as he's the one charged with matters like the ones I've heard about."
Nodyre gazes up into the heavens.
Sothog says, "It would be good to ascertain the status of the imprisoned, yes."
The voice of Duvainiel states, "Da Drake attacked 'n tried ta moider da boss."
Sothog agrees with you.
Nodyre chuckles.
You make a horrendous warthog-like noise.
The First Sergeant clears his throat.
Nodyre gazes up into the heavens.
Khobra searches around for a moment.
Sothog nods to Nodyre in greeting.
Nodyre nods to Sothog in greeting.
Khobra smirks.
Khaell begins to twitch.
Sothog says, "Ah, the minion arrives."
Duvainiel leans against a large woven grass hall.
Appearing lost in the commotion around him, Nodyre's eyes slowly begin to cross as he stares off into the distance.  Abruptly, Nodyre shakes his head, and his eyes focus forward.
You mutter, "Maybe shouldn't be trusting the sergeant."
Selema says, "Duvainiel, at least come out and show your face as you lie."
Duvainiel folds her arms over her chest with an air of superiority.
Khobra places her hands on both the longsword and longsword hanging from her hip-slung swordbelt, and drums her fingers.  She surveys the area with a hint of malice in her eyes.
You glance at Duvainiel.
Duvainiel smarmily says, "I ain' na minion."
Khobra turns an inquisitive ear toward Ilsola.
The First Sergeant says, "What happened was, I witnessed an argument between Duvainiel and Elspie.  Elspie became... um... really angry."
You roll your eyes.
Nodyre says, "True enough."
Sothog says, "Duv Pawn, then, if you prefer."
The First Sergeant says, "And then she charged off to attack Nazhor, for no reason I could see."
The First Sergeant scratches his head in confusion.
Nodyre says, "Attack might be a bit strong..."
Duvainiel spits, "Aye... she wudda killed 'im, too."
Nodyre says, "But otherwise correct."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khaell says, "Highly unlikely."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Selema interjects, "Do you not recall Elspie reporting the crime at her cabin to you?"
Selema glances at the First Sergeant and folds her arms over her chest.
The First Sergeant says, "Then she did just that.  She charged right at him, tried to kill him.  So I did what I'm s'posed to, and arrested her."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, you say, "While you were ignoring that Elspie came to you in the first place to report a crime."
Nodyre gazes up into the heavens.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Khobra challenges, "Did you not vitnezz, thiz vne provoke her."
Khobra points at Duvainiel.
The First Sergeant cocks his head to one side, his gaze drifting to the horizon for a moment, then stands a bit straighter.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, you say, "Not to mention that you don't even seem to be investigating the murder."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Duvainiel says, "Ya fergettin' dat she almos' woulda come fer me, ta."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Khobra remarks, "One many accountz?"
Nodyre rolls his eyes.
The First Sergeant says, "I did my job.  This 'Elspie' attacked a shopowner with no provocation.  And I handled it."
The First Sergeant nods firmly.
Speaking suspiciously to the First Sergeant, you ask, "What are you hearing on the wind, First Sergeant?"
Ilsola blinks at the First Sergeant.
Nodyre shakes his head.
Speaking to herself, Maylan says, "It seems I have stumbled upon something rather interesting."
Maylan wiggles her eyebrows.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Nodyre says, "You could have exercised a bit more discretion."
Sothog glances around the area.
You nod curtly at Maylan.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola asks, "Sergeant, that... are you feeling well?  This is very unlike you?"
Sothog says, "Interesting."
Maylan waves to you.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Selema exclaims, "I believe, sir, that you were clearly not paying attention.  Elspie reported a crime to you which you failed to investigate, and then there absolutely was provocation!"
Khaell says, "She was well provoked, mocking the ransacking of her house, and the death of her husband."
Speaking to Maylan, Duvainiel says, "Aye... attempted moider investigatin'."
The First Sergeant blinks his eyes rapidly and shakes his head.
Sothog leans leisurely on his mossbark runestaff, a thoughtful expression upon his face.
The First Sergeant says, "I'm sorry... drifted off there for a second."
The First Sergeant blushes furiously.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Maylan exclaims, "Oh, how intresting!"
Yakushi stares off into space.
Roblar gazes in amazement at his surroundings.
Roblar mutters law.
Ilsola stares at the First Sergeant.
Speaking to Ilsola, Selema says, "Your Sergeant isn't worth the mud on his boots."
Nodyre grins at Roblar.
Selema scoffs.
Roblar smiles at Sothog.
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "This is the third time I've seen him change demeanor rapidly."
Yakushi hangs his head.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola says, "We... will discuss this later, Sergeant."
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "I think he's under the influence of something."
Ilsola sighs.
You say, "Or... someone."
Maylan squints at the First Sergeant.
Selema nods slowly to you.
Speaking to you, Sothog says, "Possibly."
Khaell agrees with you.
Selema says, "Darcena may have a point."

Adventurers Filling in the Gaps

Ilsola asks, "Would someone else care to summarize the events from their point of view?"
Duvainiel asks, "Who cares about a pivvly ol' necklace when s'one tried ta kill s'one else... who pays da taxes ta da town from 'is shop?"
Nodyre nods at Ilsola.
Ilsola rubs her temple with a finger, fending off an impending headache.
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "I'd be happy to give my recollection if you like."
You give a sidelong glance at Duvainiel.
Selema turns to face Nodyre.
Speaking to Nodyre, Ilsola says, "Please do, if you would."
Duvainiel glances at you and slowly draws her finger across her throat meaningfully.
Duvainiel flashes a quick grin.
Looking at Duvainiel, you hold your sides and let out a rumbling belly laugh.
You draw the vultite butcher knife from one of the slots on your slate battle harness.
You lick the vultite butcher knife in your hand.
You quietly whisper to Duvainiel, "Try it, love."
You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Selema asks, "Funny that you were the first here to mention the necklace.  Something on your mind?"
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "Quite simply, a grief-stricken woman was overcome by her emotional state."
Selema glances suspiciously at Duvainiel.
Ilsola nods understandingly at Nodyre.
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "And the sergeant, instead of using discretion, decided to have her arrested."
Speaking to Nodyre, Ilsola asks, "This is 'Elspie', I take it?"
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khaell says, "Your the one who pointed her to the pawnshop..."
Nodyre says, "Indeed."
Khobra agrees with Nodyre.
Selema nods firmly at Nodyre.
Duvainiel says, "Ya keep bringin' up da "crime" ya say was commited by da boss."
Duvainiel shrugs at Selema.
Ilsola asks, "And where is 'Elspie' now?"
Khobra glances at the First Sergeant.
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "That's a question of great interest to us all."
You say, "I asked the sergeant earlier."
Selema nods in agreement at Nodyre.
You say, "He said he hadn't arrested anyone in a very long time."
You glance at the First Sergeant.
Khaell nods to you.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola asks, "Sergeant?  What do you know of this Elspie?"
You say, "When we all witnessed him do it."
Speaking to you, Duvainiel says, "Das not a knife... dis is a knife."
Duvainiel removes a sinuous black ora falchion from in her brown leather cloak.
Duvainiel tilts her black ora falchion side to side, making the light play off it.
Maylan says, "Perhaps she is lost on a paddle boat in the middle of the waterways."
The First Sergeant blnks in confusion.
Duvainiel put a sinuous black ora falchion in her brown leather cloak.
Khobra glances at Duvainiel.
Reaching over your shoulder, you draw your fused vertebral staff from a series of straps on the back of your slate battle harness.
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "But the fact of the matter is that Elspie did violate the peace of Mist Harbor, but it did not rise to the occassion of an actual crime."
You sheathe the vultite butcher knife into one of the slots on your slate battle harness.
The First Sergeant exclaims, "I haven't had to arrest anyone in a long time, Ilsola.  It's been awful quiet!"
You point at Duvainiel, and a forlorn shade rises of out the sphere wedged into your fused vertebral staff.  It surges towards her and slams into her chest with enough force for it to instantly dissipate.
Khobra narrows her eyes.
Speaking adamantly to the First Sergeant, you say, "We watched you."
Khaell says, "Oh you locked up Elspie alright."
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "I'd consider investigating the Sergeant, to be honest, as there was a deriliction of duty on two occassions."
Speaking slyly to you, Duvainiel says, "Oi... d'it again..."
The First Sergeant shakes his head firmly.
Khaell says, "And when we went to find her, she was no where to be found."
Selema says, "If the Sergeant knows nothing of the arrest then I am further concerned for Elspie's safety."
Khobra agrees with Selema.
The First Sergeant says, "If she was locked up, she'd be in the holding area, and she's not.  I was there earlier for... some reason."
The First Sergeant scratches his head in confusion.
You say, "Transfering her out, I'm sure."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Selema asks, "You don't remember walking there?"
You say, "We need someone with magical expertise."
Selema turns to face the First Sergeant.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Nodyre says, "I think you might want to seek legal counsel, sir."
You say, "He's possessed. Or otherwise not in possession of his faculties."
Ilsola says, "OK, so let me see if I have this right."
Khaell nods to you.
Ilsola asks, "Elspie, who is... a widow?"
Selema nods at Ilsola.
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "We were all attending the memorial."
Duvainiel quips, "Su... not only did she attack a shopowner in 'is own shop... she escaped custody... and is on da lamb."
Ilsola asks, "Was emotionally overwrought, and... attacked a shop owner?"
You say, "Yes Her husband was murdered here in town a week or so ago."
Sothog says, "I also witnessed Elspie being arrested by this sergeant."
Roblar deeply says, "Saw her husband get attacked right in Gardenia Commons."
You say, "No."
You say, "Ilsola, that is not what happened."
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "Not an attack, no."
You say, "Elspie's husband was murdered a week or so ago. Roblar was there."
You point at Roblar.
Maylan says, "My what a lawless town this has become."
Roblar nods to you.
Ilsola sighs.
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "She runnin'... she is prob'ly guilty."
Nodyre grins at Maylan.
You say, "She had just moved here with her husband to Four winds."
Speaking deeply to Maylan, Roblar says, "Perhaps it shud be."
Speaking to Duvainiel, you say, "Be quiet. It's my turn."
Duvainiel grins.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Ilsola asks, "And you are?"
Speaking to Duvainiel, you say, "Let the adults talk."
You wave a hand at Duvainiel, dismissing her indifferently.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Maylan exclaims, "Keep this up and you'll be just as lawless as the Landing!"
Speaking to Ilsola, Sothog says, "A confrontation would be the more accurate term, as far as I'm aware.  I saw no assault."
Selema nods at Sothog.
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "As I was saying. Elspie's husband was murdered. Here. In town. A week or more ago."
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "Oi, I'm da only one statin' da trud."
Selema repeats, "A confrontation."
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "I sure hope you've heard about that."
You raise an eyebrow in Ilsola's direction.
Ilsola mutters under her breath.
Appearing lost in the commotion around him, Nodyre's eyes slowly begin to cross as he stares off into the distance.  Abruptly, Nodyre shakes his head, and his eyes focus forward.
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "In any case, she was having a memorial at her cottage. She's an Imperial Drake. Retired. Bought a cottage here on the island."
Speaking to you, Ilsola says, "These matters are the sort of thing that I should be getting reports about from..."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khaell says, "You just happen to be infront of the Sergeant when Elspie tried to report a crime, and pointed her to the pawnshop as someone who had information."
Ilsola glances at the First Sergeant.
Ilsola says, "Others."
Nodyre nods at Ilsola.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Duvainiel accuses, "Talk 'bout spells... I bet da Drake screwed wid yer head... Dey have dat type o' power."
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "We were all attending when we noticed something weird."
Roblar whispers something to Maylan.
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "We begged Elspie to let us in the house, which she had not been in since the day before."
You say, "She let us in. It was ransacked. Ruined."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra counters, "Hersay."
Khobra waves a hand at Duvainiel, dismissing her indifferently.
You say, "She said that her ... prize? was missing. A necklace."
You say, "From her retirement."
You say, "Roblar and I encouraged her to, uh. Take vengeance."
Speaking to Khobra, Duvainiel says, "Ya seen a Drake in action?  I 'ave... dey do all sorts of dings wid dat power."
The First Sergeant roots around in one ear with a forefinger, his eyes closed in concentration.
You say, "SHE decided it was wiser to talk to the Sergeant."
Khaell agrees with you.
You say, "And report the crime."
Ilsola nods understandingly to you.
You say, "She came here to speak with the Sergeant, grief stricken."
Roblar nods to you.
You say, "Her husband murdered."
You say, "Her house destroyed."
You say, "Her retirement gift missing."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra says, "I now vor zomeone juzt ztanding around, your talk alot."
Maylan glances around the area.
You say, "While trying to talk to him, he completely ignored her."
Khaell says, "She was adamant about going to you, and not using vengeance."
The First Sergeant says, "She was talkin nonsense, Ilsola.  Clearly upset."
The First Sergeant fidgets.
Roblar agrees with you.
Khaell glances at the First Sergeant.
You say, "Instead, Duvainiel, who is affiliated with Nazhor..."
Maylan glances at a large woven grass hall.
You say, "Started attacking her."
You say, "Verbally."
You say, "Riling her up."
Ilsola glances at Duvainiel.
Speaking casually to Ilsola, Duvainiel states, "Quite obviously, da Drake is all sorts of a danger ta da town... and now she's loose."
You say, "The sergeant seemed to encourage it."
You say, "Duvainiel insulted her person, her past, her husband."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra adds, "Az you instigated the vidov to attack the PawnZhop onvner."
Roblar nods in agreement to you.
You say, "AND seemed to know about the crimes committed against her."
Duvainiel leans back a bit and folds her arms behind her head.
Roblar points at Duvainiel.
Roblar deeply says, "Dat burned wretch."
Duvainiel dismissively says, "All I dun was speak da trud."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra says, "Az you continue to do."
You say, "THEN the SERGEANT mentioned that Nazhor, whom Duvainiel was pointing towards as committing the crime, owned the pawnshop."
Khobra moves to stand in front of Duvainiel.
You say, "Which seems a little dirty, if you know what I mean."
Roblar smiles at Khobra.
The First Sergeant says, "Duvainiel just seemed to be having a conversation, to me."
You say, "So Elspie went to the pawnshop."
Roblar gazes in amusement at his surroundings.
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "Ah, the toothy fella."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra says, "Vhere iz Zhe."
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "Yes i have met him."
Speaking to you, Nodyre says, "Ran to the pawnshop without us."
You say, "Low and behond, Nazhor was there."
You say, "And he was provoking her."
You say, "Intentionally."
You say, "She drew her magic close."
You say, "And screamed."
You say, "And the sergeant arrested her."
Speaking vaguely to Khobra, Duvainiel says, "Ya tell me, Imperial Sympadizer."
You say, "And THEN Nazhor laughed and said... What was it..."
Speaking to you, Nodyre says, "Not entirely true..."
You say, "What was it he said..."
You say, "Something about how ALL was going according to plan."
Ilsola asks, "Nazhor... didn't he buy out Cendadric a bit back?"
Nodyre nods at Ilsola.
Khaell says, "Duvainiel is here merely a pawn, with a personal vendatta.  vengeance for her scars no doubt."
Ilsola grumbles.
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "Aye, fair n' square."
Roblar nods to you.
Speaking to Ilsola, Khobra admits, "Later that night, part of new PawnZhop ovnerz cloak vaz in Her cabin."
You say, "We tried to find Elspie."
You say, "But we could never find her."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Ilsola says, "That much, at least, I can vouch for.  Heard it from Cendadric himself."
You say, "I smelled Duvainiel at the scene. The cabin."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra says, "I zav a ripped part."
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "'e dun nuddin' but run 'is shop since 'e got 'ere."
You say, "Whether it was from her directly or from Nazhor brushing up against her and transfering the scent, I don't know."
Ilsola closes her eyes for a moment.
Ilsola asks, "And where is Elspie now?"
Ilsola glances at the First Sergeant.
Nodyre says, "The question of the hour."
The First Sergeant exclaims, "I'm telling you, Ilsola, I didn't arrest her!"
Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.
The First Sergeant exclaims, "I'm not sure where she is!"
Maylan says, "I implore us to search the waterways. If I were lost, that is where I would be."
Speaking plainly to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "Da Drake attacked 'im jus' because he hears rumors and mighta known... she was crazy, straight crazy."
Roblar's face turns red with barely controlled anger as he takes deep, shaky breaths.
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "I suggest you strip this one of command. Outright fabrications at this point."
Ilsola slowly empties her lungs.
Speaking deeply to the First Sergeant, Roblar says, "You grabbed her by da arm and led her out."
Speaking seriously to Duvainiel, Khobra repeats, "Vhere iz Zhe."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Selema says, "Adults are speaking."
Selema waves a hand at Duvainiel, dismissing her indifferently.
Duvainiel shrugs at Khobra.
Nodyre nods at Roblar.
Speaking to Selema, Khobra says, "Zhe and He know."
Speaking to Roblar, Nodyre says, "That is my recollection as well."
Roblar agrees with Nodyre.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Sothog says, "Well, unless you can prove there was an impostor posing as you, it doesn't look good for you."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola says, "Sergeant, this is all highly troubling.  At the very LEAST, even if I did believe you, which is hard to do at this point... we have a missing citizen."
Speaking smarmily to Khobra, Duvainiel says, "If'n she was in ya rear, ya'd know, wouldn' ya."
Nordred strikes a heroic pose.
Nordred says, "I've arrived."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola says, "And that's something that falls completely under your purview."
Nodyre grins at Nordred.
Nordred says, "I see everyone has come to greet me."
Speaking to Ilsola, you yell, "AND A MURDER."
The First Sergeant mutters, blushing.
You ask, "Why does everyone forget that?"
Nordred says, "Oh, something else was going on."
Selema begins chortling at Nordred.
Selema says, "Yes, the murder still has not been solved."
Selema nods gravely.
Khobra examines Duvainiel closely, sizing her up and taking note of all the details.
Speaking to you, Nodyre asks, "I think the issue is a lack of witnesses, yes?"
Khaell nods to you.
Speaking to you, Sothog says, "There is that."
Speaking deeply to Ilsola, Roblar says, "Will take his postion hunt down any involved and find da bereaved lass."
Ilsola asks, "How can we know there's a murder to investigate?"
Speaking mockingly to the First Sergeant, Roblar says, "Perhaps you shud get a drink an go to da beach."
Speaking to Ilsola, Nodyre says, "Well, the widow's husband was definitely killed."
You say, "I don't think the little dart thingy that killed him was an accident."
You blink at Ilsola.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Selema asks, "I'd still like to hear how you arrived at the lock-up.  You don't recall?"
The First Sergeant scowls in embarrassment.
Speaking to Roblar, Maylan says, "That's the best idea I've heard all night."
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "You need to ask for help if you're in over your head, Ilsola."
Maylan says, "I think we all need a drink, and a beach."
Roblar nods at Maylan.
Nordred says, "It could of been suicide."
Roblar smiles at Nodyre.
Maylan says, "And a fire."
Ilsola asks, "I thought that was bandits?"
Maylan says, "We absolutely need a fire."
Roblar nods at Nordred.
Maylan glances at a large woven grass hall.
Nodyre chuckles.
Maylan says, "No rabble rousing is complete without one."
Speaking to Roblar, you ask, "Did it look like a suicide to you?"
Duvainiel cocks her head at Maylan.
Khobra pokes Nordred in the ribs.
The First Sergeant exclaims, "Look, I don't know what you're all so mad at ME for!  I did my job!  I witnessed an argument, and that's it!"
Speaking serenely to Maylan, Duvainiel says, "Na fire."
Maylan whines at Duvainiel!
Khobra points at Duvainiel.
Roblar deeply asks, "Who da fell who got pelted wid bolts?"
A pained expression crosses Ilsola's face.
Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Roblar deeply says, "We saw you take er."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, you exclaim, "And arrested a woman who didn't deserve it! While refusing to do your job and investigate the murder, the theft, or the destruction of property!"
You nod at Roblar.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Khaell says, "You arrested her, and failed to help her when she asked for it."
Khobra whispers something to Duvainiel.
Roblar nods at Khaell.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola says, "Sergeant, why don't you take a walk.  And have your second in command report to me at the conclusion of this meeting."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Maylan says, "Are you in cahoots with this toothy fella? It's okay, you call tell me. I won't tell anyone."
The First Sergeant blnks in confusion.
Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Khobra points at Duvainiel.
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "Let him out of your sight and you'll lose him forever."
You say, "And all his knowledge."
Roblar deeply mutters, "Too much sun."
Speaking to Khobra, Duvainiel says, "Suggest ya back off der."
Roblar gives a sidelong glance at the First Sergeant.
Selema nods in agreement to you.
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "You should lock him up until you get to the bottom of this."
Khobra moves to stand in front of Duvainiel.
Khobra folds her hands behind her back.
Nodyre says, "No violence here please..."
You murmur, "Or let me at him."
Nodyre gazes up into the heavens.
You run the tip of your tongue over the point of one of your fangs.
Khobra stares at Duvainiel with an unreadable look of utter blankness.
Khaell agrees with you.
Khaell chuckles.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Sothog says, "Perhaps you could go over the sequence of events with us."
Nodyre nods at Sothog.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Duvainiel says, "Ya... dis 'uns been treatenin' meh, Sergeant."
Duvainiel points at Khobra.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Sothog says, "In detail, please."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra admits, "Not comfortable, iz it. Someone provoking you, vhen attempting zomthing."
The First Sergeant exclaims, "I think not.  I've given my statement.  I refuse to be treated this way when I have done nothing WRONG!"
Roblar deeply says, "Maybe an empath shud inspect him."
Ilsola glances at the First Sergeant.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Nodyre says, "You lost a prisoner."
You nod at Roblar.
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Duvainiel says, "Dinkin' she in da league with da crazy Drake...  I'm fearin' fa ma life."
Nordred says, "An empath would just steal the corpses wounds."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Ilsola says, "The reports seem to disagree with you, Sergeant."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Sothog says, "It is because of that possibility that I ask this."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, you say, "You did do something wrong. You just don't remember it."
Nordred says, "The perfect cover up."
Nodyre begins chuckling at Nordred!
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Khobra counters, "Me too."
Roblar deeply says, "Go through ez stool to see if he ingested anythin."
Roblar smirks.
Khobra says, "Add Zhe even pulled her bladez."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khaell says, "Your not fearin for your life and you know it."
Khobra shivers.
Roblar deeply says, "Check his naked body for any pokes."
Maylan says, "I nominate Roblar for stool sorter."
Khobra glances at Duvainiel.
You squint at Roblar.
Nodyre nods at Maylan.
Roblar looks over at Maylan and shakes his head.
Khobra points at Duvainiel.
Roblar vigorously shakes his head.
Speaking to Roblar, you ask, "Are you volunteering?"
Speaking to Maylan, Nodyre says, "Clearly the best for the job."
Sothog glances around the area.
Roblar deeply says, "Am no healer."
Roblar winks at you.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra admits, "Vaz black ora falchion."
Roblar deeply says, "Dy wud be expert."
Khobra shivers.
Khaell waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.
Khobra smirks at Duvainiel.
Speaking dramatically to the First Sergeant, Duvainiel says, "Plez, help meh... She dun look like she gots dem crazy eyes."
You give Roblar a lick!
Ilsola says, "There are only so many places to keep a prisoner on the isle, and to the best of my knowledge they are all empty."
Speaking to the First Sergeant, Khobra pleads, "Help me."
Khobra says, "Zhe pulled blade."
Speaking to Ilsola, you ask, "So, what, we have a second murder?"
Nodyre rolls his eyes.
Khobra walks to stand behind the First Sergeant.
Speaking to Ilsola, you ask, "Where is Nazhor?"
Khobra smirks at Duvainiel.
Roblar nods in agreement to you.
Sothog says, "It seems, therefore, it would be wise to look somewhere... unexpected."
The First Sergeant says, "I don't have to stand here and be mocked this way.  Ilsola, you can expect my resignation within the hour."
Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.
The First Sergeant stiffly turns on a heel and walks away.
The First Sergeant just went east.
Roblar dusts off his hands.
You say, "Good."
Nordred says, "If the prisoner is an attractive woman, the bathhouse is the best place."
Nordred nods knowingly.
Speaking to Roblar, you say, "Find him in two hours, please."
Roblar yells, "Fare theee well!"
Khobra folds her hands behind her back.
Nodyre says, "Well, that's disappointing. We need to know what became of the widow."
Roblar deeply says, "Ok."
You flash Roblar a wolfish grin.
Ilsola slowly empties her lungs.
Roblar deeply says, "Time to cut off some body parts."
Speaking to you, Sothog says, "Not neccesarily.  He might still have revealed something."
In one blurring motion, Roblar snatches an immense rolaren waraxe from his scabbard, brandishing it for all to see.
Speaking to Roblar, you croon, "I know I can trust in you."
Roblar deeply asks, "Where she go?"
Roblar frowns.
Khaell says, "Resignating....i would put him under lock and key..."
Speaking to you, Sothog says, "Even inadvertanly perhaps..."
Sothog shrugs.
Roblar deeply says, "Someone needs to talk."
Roblar deeply says, "..now."
From behind Khobra, Duvainiel's voice says, "Ya tryin' to treaten' meh... kin' do it if'n ya kint fin' me."
Nodyre chuckles.
Roblar gazes in wonder at his surroundings.
Speaking to Roblar, Maylan says, "I can talk all night, but I rarely have anything of use to say."
Roblar smiles at Maylan.
Maylan's eyes grow dim and unfocused as she gazes at Roblar with a slack-jawed grin.
Roblar deeply says, "Da lass."
Khobra casually observes her surroundings.
Roblar deeply says, "To lead us to da bad lookin one."
Roblar deeply says, "Don't like em."
Sothog glances around the area.
Khaell nods at Roblar.
Roblar deeply says, "Der are vays of makin em talks."
Ilsola says, "OK... so... We're missing a widow by the name of Elspie."
Roblar grins wickedly.
Nodyre nods at Ilsola.
Ilsola asks, "Why are we calling her Drake?"
Khobra nods at Ilsola.
You say, "I told you."
Roblar deeply says, "Because she was one, so she say."
You ask, "Do you even listen?"
You growl at Ilsola.
Speaking to Ilsola, Khobra answers, "Former Imperial Drake."
Nodyre glances at you and cringes.
You say, "She's a retired Imperial Drake."
Speaking to Ilsola, Sothog says, "Word is that she was formerly an Imperial Drake."
Selema reaches over and gently rests her hand on your shoulder.
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "Miss Admin Lady, da group 'ere is clearly unrefined and crazy... and in league with 'n escaped prisoner."
Khaell starts chuckling at you!
Ilsola says, "I apologize... it's getting a bit hectic at times."
Nodyre leans over and whispers, "Ya catch more flies with honey, eh."
Roblar deeply says, "And from what she did to da man who kiled her husband, me believes er."
Ilsola grumbles.
You take a deep breath.
Roblar put an immense rolaren waraxe in his bear hide axe scabbard.
Khobra carefully hangs her longsword from her swordbelt.
You nod slowly at Nodyre.
Khobra carefully hangs her longsword from her swordbelt.  It rattles against the longsword hanging from it, and she carefully adjusts them.
Roblar points at Duvainiel.
Sothog says, "Ils I also note that this person..."
Speaking to Roblar, Duvainiel says, "Da boss din' kill no one."
Sothog says, "Hrm."
Speaking in Guildspeak to Duvainiel, Nodyre asks something you don't understand.
Nodyre chuckles.
Nodyre rolls his eyes.
Ilsola says, "Elspie is in none of the holding cells that I am aware of.  I have not spoken with Nazhor personally yet, and only know of the man through the reports I've heard."
Sothog says, "This Duvainiel... seems to have a grudge or a past with this Drake of some kind."
Roblar glances skeptically at Duvainiel.
Speaking stiffly to Ilsola, you say, "I think you should find him."
Speaking to Nodyre, Duvainiel implies, "I knuh where 'e is when I wan' ta know."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Ilsola asks, "Can you explain your relationship with Nazhor?"
Roblar deeply says, "No, but metinks he ordered it."
Khobra agrees with Sothog.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Nodyre says, "Quite a talent."
Khaell nods at Sothog.
Roblar deeply says, "Surely seemed quite pleased at da events."
Selema nods in agreement at Ilsola.
Khobra glances between Duvainiel and Ilsola.
Sothog says, "Something about a fire, and not being able to save someone."
Speaking to Sothog, Khaell says, "The scars....."
Speaking deeply to Duvainiel, Roblar asks, "Did yer boss av her house looted?"
Sothog nods.
Speaking simply to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "'e's ma boss.  I 'elp 'im in 'is shop."
A whisper reaches your ear, tenuous on the night breeze, "They have put me here, believing it would contain my magic, but they are mistaken, at least for now.  I regret asking you this, for we are yet strangers, but someone must find out what Nazhor is up to.  Please, friend, find out his plan and stop him!"
You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.
You say, "I hear her. I hear her again."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khaell asks, "Help him how? instigate?"
Speaking to you, Nodyre asks, "Any idea whereabouts?"
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra remarks, "Can you explain your relationzhip with Nazhor?"
Selema looks thoughtfully at you.
Khaell ponders.
You say, "Her voice is so faint on the night breeze."
Khobra says, "Vaz Hr quezion."
You say, "They've captured her."
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel suggests, "Also, oder dings na men' ta talk about in polite company, Miss Admin Lady."
Sothog says, "Hrm."
Crime just opened a pair of elegant black leather gloves stitched with black silk thread.
You say, "She wants us to find out Nazhor's plan and stop him."
Ilsola mutters under her breath.
Crime rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Khaell agrees with you.
Ilsola asks, "When was the last time anyone saw Nazhor?"
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "We must find her."
Ilsola glances at Duvainiel.
Roblar deeply says, "At da pawnshop."
Nodyre says, "The evening of these awful events."
Speaking to Ilsola, Selema says, "Shortly after Elspie was taken."
You nod at Roblar.
You growl, "When he was gloating."
Roblar nods at Nodyre.
Speaking to you, Ilsola asks, "I'm entirely with you on this... but where?  How?"
Roblar deeply says, "Days ago."
Speaking vaguely to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "Las' night."
Speaking to Ilsola, you growl, "Find Nazhor."
Ilsola glances at Duvainiel.
You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.
You say, "There's someone."
Sothog says, "What is that noise."
You say, "I hear them."
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel emphasizes, "If'n da Drake nuh guilty... she wun escaped."
Ilsola grumbles.
Speaking to Sothog, Ilsola asks, "What now?"
Ilsola mutters under her breath.
Khaell frowns.
Roblar smiles.
You stamp your feet at Ilsola!
Speaking to Ilsola, Sothog says, "It seems someone is trying to tell us something.  Might be Elspie, but I'm not certain."
You impatiently exclaim, "Find Nazhor!"
You exclaim, "Stop standing here or start asking around!"
Selema reaches over and gently rests her hand on your shoulder.
You exclaim, "Or find someone who will lead!"
Roblar deeply says, "Let us do shop and home by home search."
Roblar deeply says, "Gather some torches."
Khaell says, "I'm heading to the house..."
Sothog says, "Seems to be worried about what this Nahzor is up to.  I must agree."
Commander Roblar just went east.
Duvainiel scratches her neck on the burned side, carelessly flaking off some dead skin and flicking it at Khobra.
Ilsola says, "This is getting out of hand, and quickly."
Ilsola frowns.
Speaking to Ilsola, Sothog says, "Then the sending terminates."
Khobra growls at Duvainiel.
Roblar lights his ironwood torch, causing the end to burst into a shower of maroon and amber flame.
Roblar deeply says, "Radies."
Khaell nods at Roblar.
Roblar raises his ironwood torch overhead, allowing the maroon and amber flame to illuminate the surroundings better.
Commander Roblar just went west.
From nearby, you hear Roblar yell, "Elspie!"
You nod.
Ilsola says, "Let us check the pawnshop.  Perhaps Cendadric has word."
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "Aye... ya get da crazies tageder... dings fall 'part."

Questioning Cendadric

[Cendadric's Collectibles]
A large, fancy rosewood desk sits in the middle of this room, a cushioned velvet-covered chair placed precisely behind it.  On the wall behind the desk is a large portrait of an elven woman, the colors bright despite its evident age.  A large silver chandelier hangs overhead, its myriad of candles lighting the room, while a carved rosewood arch leads farther into the shop.  You also see an old barrel, Cendadric and a glass-centered door.
Also here: Duvainiel, Selema, Khaell, Land Pirate Maylan, Yakushi, Nodyre, Khobra, Commander Roblar, Ilsola
Obvious exits: none
Roblar waves his ironwood torch around, illuminating the area.
Yakushi gazes in wonder at his surroundings.
Roblar squints at Cendadric.
Speaking to Cendadric, you ask, "Where is Nazhor?"
Cendadric blinks in surprise.
Cendadric asks, "Who?"
Ilsola sighs.
Ilsola asks, "This again?"
Nodyre chuckles.
You impatiently say, "Nazhor. The one who bought your pawnshop."
Speaking to Cendadric, Selema implores, "You know who."
Khaell frowns.
Duvainiel grins slowly.
Khobra nods at Roblar.
Roblar smiles at Khobra.
Roblar deeply says, "Oh."
Speaking to Cendadric, Ilsola says, "Look, I have your report.  Nazhor bought your shop from you some time ago."
Cendadric blinks in confusion
Khobra whispers something to Roblar.
(Darcena leans close to Cendadric, baring her teeth, and hisses, "You will remember my face.)
Cendadric asks, "My... shop?"
Khobra points at Duvainiel.
Ilsola gazes heavenward.
Khaell whispers to the group, "I'm going to check the house.....see if something is there real quick.."
Ilsola says, "This is getting ridiculous."
Selema says, "Clearly, some sort of mind control is ocurring."
Speaking to Cendadric, you say, "I was here just a few days before. The sergeant arrested someone in your shop."
Khaell just strode into a glass-centered door.
Selema says, "I'm quite concerned."
Speaking to Cendadric, you growl, "Nazhor was here."
Duvainiel casually sucks air through her teeth.
(Selema attempts to perform a diagnosis on Cendadric.)
You say, "It was all fun in games at first. Nazhor seemed to bother Mazorn."
You say, "I like that."
Cendadric says, "I remember the arrest.  There was a... very confused lady..."
Khobra folds her arms over her chest.
Khobra leans to her right slightly.
Nodyre chuckles.
Cendadric squints his eyes in confusion.
Roblar loses some awareness.
You say, "But now Elspie is in danger. And you will help us find Nazhor."
Khobra agrees with you.
Ilsola grumbles.
Speaking sternly to Cendadric, you growl, "Now."
Duvainiel says, "Da Drake is da danger."
Speaking to Cendadric, Sothog asks, "How did this Nahzor come into ownership of this business?"
Cendadric asks, "I have no idea who this Elspie person is?"
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra counters, "Zayz you."
Roblar narrows his eyes and gives Duvainiel a dirty look.
Speaking shortly to Duvainiel, you say, "You have only prejudice to speak of. Speak clearly and stop baiting."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Selema asks, "And how would you know that?"
Speaking to Cendadric, you say, "The woman."
Speaking to Cendadric, Ilsola exclaims, "Can you PLEASE focus and give a straight answer?!"
Speaking to Selema, Duvainiel says, "I seen 'er cast... Da was ta kill."
Cendadric blinks at Ilsola in confusion.
Nodyre rolls his eyes at Duvainiel.
You belt out, "NAZHOR, YOU OLD TOOTHY ROLTON'S CARCASS! Come out and PLAY!"
Nodyre coughs.
Khobra rubs her chin thoughtfully.
Speaking to Cendadric, Ilsola asks, "Nazhor... the man to whom you sold this shop... where... is... he?"
Khobra thoughtfully remarks, "He... he von't, vill he?"
Cendadric says, "I... I'm afraid you're mistaken, Ilsola?  I would never sell my shop."
Khobra glances at Duvainiel.
Roblar gazes in amazement at his surroundings.
You say, "The First Sergeant said you sold it."
Speaking concernedly to Ilsola, Selema says, "I'm very concerned about the mental faculties of the citizens here.  Something clearly is amiss."
You say, "Nazhor said he owned it."
Ilsola sighs in exasperation.
Roblar nods at Selema.
Ilsola agrees with Selema.
You say, "Ilsola said she saw a document that you sold it."
Speaking shortly to Cendadric, you ask, "Are YOU missing time?"
You ask, "Black outs?"
You ask, "Things you don't remember?"
Khobra remarks, "Mizdirection, magic - no mind control. Perhapz.. a relic."
Khobra examines Duvainiel closely, sizing her up and taking note of all the details.
Cendadric blinks his eyes rapidly, cocking his head to one side, then opens them again with a wide smile.
(Darcena sniffs around Cendadric.)
Cendadric exclaims, "Ilsola!  Good to see you!"
Ilsola stares at Cendadric.
Sothog says, "I do notice a recurring theme here.  Whether this is willful ignorance or not must be determined."
Khaell whispers to the group, "Nothing of importance there."
You nod at Khaell.
Duvainiel examines her fingernails.
You squint at Duvainiel.
Roblar deeply says, "If was bewitched me kin fix it."
Roblar raises his hand back threateningly as he glares balefully at Cendadric.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Ilsola asks, "What is this all about?"
Roblar deeply says, "Get some cold water."
Kittarynh removes a heavy moonstone cube from in her suede longcoat.
Speaking to Duvainiel, you hiss, "What do you know?"
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "I dun know nuddin'."
Khaell nods at Maylan.
Roblar deeply says, "Wel slap em around and throw it in da face until feels better."
Roblar nods sagely.
You say, "That's what she said last time, right before Nazhor showed up."
Khaell searches around for a moment.
Speaking firmly to Cendadric, Selema demands, "Nazhor, show yourself!  Enough of this charade!"
Ilsola gazes heavenward.
You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.
It smells like a carved rosewood arch.
Speaking seriously to Duvainiel, Khobra repeats, "Third time, Vhere... iz Zhe?"
It smells like a large portrait.
Ilsola says, "This is beyond ridiculous."
Nodyre nods at Ilsola.
Roblar agrees with Ilsola.
Khaell nods.
Speaking to Ilsola, Sothog says, "Above the norm, to say the least."
Duvainiel dismissively says, "Dun know nuddin'... dun seen nuddin'."
Cendadric looks around with a blank smile on his face, trying to figure out what all the excitement is about.
You cock your head.
Roblar deeply says, "Lock em both up."
You say, "They put her somewhere that should contain her magic."
Ilsola slowly empties her lungs.
Roblar nods at Ilsola.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Sothog says, "Except for what you did see and do know, obviously."
Roblar deeply says, "For der safety."
You ask, "Where on Four Winds Isle is there a magic-free zone?"
Roblar deeply says, "Something wrong in da head."
Speaking to Roblar, Ilsola says, "Unfortunately, I just relieved my First Sergeant."
A pained expression crosses Ilsola's face.
Khaell ponders.
Speaking deeply to Ilsola, Roblar says, "Will be happy to begin arrestin for da town."
Duvainiel plainly says, "But da Drakes got all sorts o' power... dey kin do all sorts of mind control dings."
Roblar glances meaningfully at Duvainiel.
Speaking sternly to Ilsola, you repeat, "Where on the island is there a place that stops magic?"
Speaking to Roblar, Ilsola says, "I'll be promoting his second in command shortly... once I've determined if he has bats in his head or not."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khaell says, "Enough of the drakes already."
Khobra whispers something to Selema.
Roblar deeply says, "Some rope, works for boars."
Speaking exasperatedly to Ilsola, you repeat, "Where on the island is there a place that stops magic?"
You glance at Khaell.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra remarks, "Really, Zhe doez?"
Speaking to you, Ilsola says, "The area in front of Hale Hall.... not that that seemed to make a difference."
Roblar taps a barbed iron boar hide sack that he is wearing.
Speaking to you, Nodyre asks, "Hale Hall methinks, near the lockers perhaps?"
You say, "They put her somewhere they thought would stop her magic, Ilsola."
You ask, "Where would they have put her?"
Roblar rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Speaking to you, Ilsola exclaims, "How should I know?!  I just found OUT about this!"
You say, "I don't think they stuffed her in a locker."
Ilsola growls ferociously!
Speaking plainly to Ilsola, you say, "You are incompetent."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra counters, "Vhere did you did it little Duve? Find it off Zhore?"
Roblar deeply says, "Treasure Master of da adventurer's guild."
Ilsola takes a deep breath, then lets it out.
Selema reaches over and gently rests her hand on your shoulder.
Khobra moves to stand in front of Duvainiel.
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "Khaell has done a thorough search of the waterways."
Speaking to Khobra, Duvainiel says, "Dey train da Drakes in all sorts o' magic... nuh suprisin'."
Duvainiel waves a hand at Khobra, dismissing her indifferently.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra says, "Find it in the Cabin."
You nod at Maylan.
Speaking to you, Maylan asks, "But perhaps one of the islands around that area?"
You ponder.
Ilsola says, "Look, we need to get to the bottom of this.  And it sounds like, to do that, we need to find this Nazhor person."
Roblar deeply says, "Or anywhere in der, dey av blocked magics."
Speaking to you, Maylan asks, "Stone's old house, where we went a'wassailing?"
You say, "I need someone to go search the islands."
Ilsola says, "And he is clearly not... here."
Sothog says, "Could be hidden in any number of places.  From the sending I received, I must assume she lives, albeit under compromised circumstances."
You say, "Roblar, please go search the guild."
Speaking to Khobra, Duvainiel says, "Ya got nuddin', Snake."
You ask, "Maylan, can you check there?"
Commander Roblar just entered a glass-centered door.
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "My dear I am a Land Pirate. I stay on the land."
Ilsola grumbles.
Khaell rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Maylan thumps her mop-fringed pegleg on the floor in three rapid successions.
Maylan says, "I do not go in the water."
Nodyre laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra says, "Snake eat rodent."
You exclaim, "Stone's house!"
You pinch Maylan!
Khobra waves a hand at Duvainiel, dismissing her indifferently.
Speaking to Cendadric, Selema asks, "Cendadric, you're sure you have no idea where or who Nazhor is?"
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "Stone's house is only accessible via a paddle boat."
You say, "Oooh."
You nod at Maylan.
Commander Roblar just arrived.
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "And to operate a paddle boat, one needs to be in the water."
Roblar shakes his head.
Cendadric says, "I have no idea, I'm afraid, though I'll be happy to keep an eye out for him."
Speaking dismissively to Khobra, Duvainiel says, "Den find a rat."
Ilsola growls ferociously at Cendadric!
Speaking to Cendadric, you dismiss, "You won't remember it anyway."
Speaking sarcastically to Cendadric, Maylan says, "Gee thanks, mister."
Speaking to Ilsola, Khobra remarks, "Another problem, Madame Mayor. My tiff with this woman.."
You ask, "How do I get there?"
You peer quizzically at Maylan.
Khobra points at Duvainiel.
Speaking to you, Khaell says, "Prob kept him under the bottle."
You say, "She's not a mayor."
You wave a hand at Khobra, dismissing her indifferently.
Khobra says, "First Zergeant Gone."
Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "You....."
Roblar points at Duvainiel.
Maylan ponders.
Roblar deeply says, "She knows where he wud be."
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "Khobra may know."
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "Khobra came a'wassailing with us."
Speaking to you, Khobra remarks, "True, but like, kinda."
Speaking to Khobra, Duvainiel says, "Da crazy continues... she ent a mayor."
Speaking to Khobra, you ask, "Can you check Stone's house?"
Speaking to you, Maylan says, "I was too drunk to remember the way."
You nod at Maylan.
Ilsola closes her eyes for a moment.
Sothog says, "I've never been there."
Speaking to Ilsola, you say, "You've plain lost control."
Sothog shrugs.
Ilsola quietly mutters, "This is insane."
Selema reaches over and gently rests her hand on your shoulder.
Speaking to Maylan, Nodyre asks, "Maybe ya rememver if we get ya drunk again?"
You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.
Speaking to you, Sothog says, "Please, calm yourself."
Nodyre chuckles.
Speaking to Nodyre, Maylan says, "That is a very good ideer."
Maylan points at Nodyre.
Khaell chuckles.
Speaking to Maylan, Nodyre asks, "Real question is: can we afford that?"
Nodyre ducks his head.
Roblar snuffs the ironwood torch, causing the maroon and amber flame to go out.
Speaking to Sothog, you say, "I hear her. She is locked up. She is helpless."
Speaking to Nodyre, Maylan says, "I'm a rather cheap date."
Roblar blows on his ironwood torch.
Roblar looks thoughtfully at Duvainiel.
Roblar glances at a cloth-wrapped ironwood torch in his hand.
Speaking to Sothog, you say, "She has lost her husband, her house, her future."
Roblar mutters something about right_side.
Speaking to Sothog, you say, "She needs help. Now."
Duvainiel amusedly says, "Ya gettin' all riled up and I'm waitin' fer da pitchforks n' torches ta come out.."
Khaell nods at Sothog.
Speaking to you, Sothog says, "Agreed, but we're no good to her by panicking."
Khaell agrees with you.
Roblar lights his ironwood torch, causing the end to burst into a shower of maroon and amber flame.
Ilsola says, "Look.  I know the Sergeant's second in command... soon to be the First Sergeant when I finish here.  He's a competent man, and can help us here."
Speaking to you, Selema says, "I wish we had some sort of direction to go on.."
Speaking to Ilsola, Selema asks, "Can we speak to him?"
Ilsola says, "We need to find this Nazhor... and Elspie..."
Speaking to Nodyre, Maylan says, "I'm content with just scraping the spilled booze from the bar into my drinking horn."
Selema nods firmly at Ilsola.
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel asks, "Ya goin' ta leddum riot?"
Khobra rubs her chin thoughtfully.
Speaking to Maylan, Nodyre says, "It makes for a fine conconcation I wager."
You pace back and forth.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Ilsola says, "I'm not letting anyone do anything.  I'm working with VERY limited options here."
Speaking to Nodyre, Maylan says, "Not as good as gutter booze, but it's pasable."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khaell says, "Taking active search is not a riot."
Maylan says, "Passable."
Maylan clears her throat.
Ilsola grinds her teeth.
Speaking to Duvainiel, you ask, "I haven't taken a chunk out of you, yet, have I now?"
Speaking to Ilsola, Maylan asks, "Listen missy, there are many small islands in this area. Could she be hidden away there?"
You hunch your shoulders and snarl menacingly at Duvainiel!
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "Dey soundin' like dey may riot."
Khobra agrees with Maylan.
Speaking to Ilsola, Maylan says, "Mister Dergoatean even owns property on one of them, as does some schmuck who bought Grishom Stone's old place."
Speaking to Ilsola, Selema says, "When can we expect the new Sergeant?  We should begin a coordinated search."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khaell says, "Opinion."
Speaking to Maylan, Ilsola exclaims, "I wish I could say I had the slightest inclination.  I'm relying either on people who are hearing voices I haven't heard, or people who seem to have whole sections of their memories erased!"
Roblar begins chuckling at Maylan!
Speaking helpfully to Ilsola, you suggest, "Wash out your ears."
Speaking to Ilsola, Maylan says, "Those folks don't sound particurlarly reliable."
Darcena smiles a very fake smile.
Maylan raises an eyebrow.
You stare at Maylan.
You growl at Maylan.
Speaking to Ilsola, Duvainiel suggests, "Da crazies are runnin' rampant, Miss Admin Lady."
Speaking to Ilsola, Khaell asks, "Well, take from the people are trying to help, now think, where would you put someone to contain there magic?"
Speaking to Maylan, you exclaim, "So sayeth the drunken land pirate who sleeps right next to me in alleys!"
Roblar deeply asks, "Ever you a crystal amulet or da like?"
Roblar smiles at Ilsola.
Ilsola closes her eyes for a moment.
Speaking to you, Maylan coos, "But you're so warm."
You focus on projecting your thoughts...
You [Local]: "Elspie? Do you hear me?"
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.
Sothog says, "Granted, a considerable problem.  Still, we can at least confirm Elspie is missing and in dire strats.  Finding her should be a priority."
Selema clasps her hand over her mouth.
Selema chuckles.
Ilsola takes a deep breath.
Ilsola slowly empties her lungs.
Ilsola nods at Sothog.
You snicker at Maylan.
You stamp your feet at Maylan!
Speaking to Maylan, you exclaim, "Not time for jokes!"
Ilsola says, "That should be the first priority, I agree."
Khaell nods.
Maylan says, "Perhaps that Jerermy fella knows."
Maylan glances at a glass-centered door.
Nodyre chuckles.
Sothog says, "Second priority: What's Nahzor's game?  He is playing at something.  Whether personal grudges, or moving on this town for personal gain... this is so far unclear."
Duvainiel vaguely says, "Mebbe Da Drake dun wanna be foun'."
Ilsola says, "Let me do this... I will go and handle the changeover of the First Sergeant, and put him to work.  I will also put out word to all the town to watch for either Nazhor or Elspie, and to contact me immediately if either one is heard from."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra counters, "Maybe Zhe doez."
Sindaras just went through a carved rosewood arch.
Selema nods firmly at Ilsola.
You say, "Maybe she does."
You smirk at Duvainiel.
Speaking to Ilsola, Selema asks, "Thank you.  What can we do in the meantime?"
Speaking to Ilsola, Maylan says, "Yes let's go search for her in a bar and let these folks look in all of the other places."
Maylan says, "I think that's fair."
Speaking to Ilsola, you ask, "And you will organize a committee to think of all the places on and near the Isle that are magical?"
Duvainiel smirks.
Khaell says, "Thats better then nothing."
Khaell agrees with Ilsola.
You fret, "Although I've heard Nazhor at River's Rest, too."
Sothog says, "For what it's worth, any magics that might prevent mental tampering woul be best employed by those so searching, if at all available."
Ilsola says, "In the meantime, I would be very grateful if you could all search, as well.  It would appear that the Sergeant and Cendadric, at least, are at times more aware of what's going on than others."
You say, "There' snothing to say she's stuck here."
Ilsola glances at Cendadric.
Ilsola corrects, "Former sergeant."
Selema nods at Ilsola.
Ilsola mutters under her breath.
Sothog leans leisurely on his mossbark runestaff, a thoughtful expression upon his face.
Selema loses her focused look.
Selema curtsies to Ilsola.
Ilsola says, "If they can be persuaded to give up any information, PLEASE reach out to me."
Roblar deeply says, "Lock em ups."
Khaell ponders.
Speaking to Ilsola, Selema asks, "How can we locate you?"
You coyly murmur, "Persuaded."
Roblar deeply says, "Maybe der confusion will fade if whatever causing it temporary."
You give a sidelong glance at Roblar.
Speaking to Roblar, you whisper aloud, "Did you hear that?"
You run the tip of your tongue over the point of one of your fangs.
Ilsola says, "The best method would be to post a message on the official message tree.  I will see it there the fastest."
Speaking to you, Khaell says, "That word has loopholes."
Roblar nods slowly to you.
Roblar slips a hand to his ankle, deftly retrieving a serrated alloy hunting knife.
You nod slowly at Roblar.
Roblar shows Cendadric his alloy hunting knife.
Speaking to you, Duvainiel says, "Hopin' ya dun mean ta torture fa information."
Ilsola glances at Duvainiel.
Speaking to Duvainiel, you murmur, "I would never."
Speaking pleasantly to Ilsola, Roblar says, "Av a nice nite."
Khaell reaches out and touches his vaalorn scabbard.
Ilsola sharply comments, "There will be nothing of the sort."
You wink at Roblar.
Speaking plainly to you, Duvainiel says, "I dun believe ya."
Speaking to Duvainiel, you say, "The feeling is mutual, darling."
Speaking clearly to Ilsola, Duvainiel says, "She gun do it."
(Darcena yawns widely, her fangs glinting and the corner of her eyes crinkling, then shakes her head briskly.)
Ilsola says, "This is... insane."
Ilsola closes her eyes for a moment.
Selema nods in agreement at Ilsola.
Speaking to Ilsola, Selema says, "On that we agree."
Speaking to Ilsola, Sothog says, "Welcome to administrative service."
Roblar snuffs the ironwood torch, causing the maroon and amber flame to go out.
Sothog grins at Ilsola.
Roblar tucks a cloth-wrapped ironwood torch into a veniom-threaded bear hide pocket inside of his bear hide greatcloak.
Ilsola says, "Still.  We will do our best to locate this Elspie, and hope that she is well."
Roblar stands a serrated alloy hunting knife on his finger and begins to balance it skillfully.
A pained expression crosses Ilsola's face.
Khobra agrees with Ilsola.
Roblar stops balancing his alloy hunting knife on his finger.
Roblar brushes his fingers lightly against his alloy hunting knife.
You quietly whisper to Roblar, "We're going to have to take it into our own hands."
Duvainiel simply says, "I dun dink she wans ta be found."
Roblar nods to you.
Ilsola says, "I thank you all for coming out and bringing this to my attention."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Selema asks, "What makes you say that?"
You quietly whisper to Roblar, "These slate-pushing administrators don't have any idea."
Nodyre nods at Ilsola.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Khobra counters, "Otherz think otherwize."
You quietly whisper to Roblar, "And this one looks like she was born yesterday."
Roblar agrees with you.
Ilsola grumbles.
Khobra nods.
Selema nods at Khobra.
Ilsola wanders off.
Khaell waves a hand at Duvainiel, dismissing her indifferently.
You say, "She's not going to do enough."
Duvainiel flashes a wolfish grin.
Speaking to you, Sothog says, "We'll see."
You glance sharply at Khobra.
Speaking to you, Nodyre says, "She doesn't seem quite empowered to do so anyhoiw."
Sothog shrugs.
You quietly whisper to Khobra, "You will sneak about?"
Selema nods understandingly at Nodyre.
Nodyre shrugs.
Duvainiel smarmily says, "Ya have fun wid da search... Goo' luck... really."
Khaell says, "She doesn't have the political pull to do anything if you ask me."
You growl at Duvainiel.
Maylan shrugs her shoulders, lifting her wings slightly.
Speaking to Duvainiel, Nodyre says, "Lotta talk, little action from you."
Speaking to Duvainiel, Selema says, "I don't suppose you're going to help, then."
Speaking seriously to Duvainiel, Khobra remarks, "You are zafe, for now, but I told you - if ve find her and anything haz happened. I'm going for you after Him."
Khobra nods to you.
Speaking to Selema, Khaell says, "She's half the problem."
Maylan says, "I have a fancy party to prepare for. Perhaps we can drink our woes and worries away at Winterfest tonight."
Nodyre turns to Maylan and cheers!
Selema smiles at Maylan.
Speaking vaguely to Selema, Duvainiel says, "I gotta powder ma nose... mebbe get a warm bath."
Duvainiel just entered a glass-centered door.
Roblar deeply says, "Iz a waste of time to wait."
Nodyre chuckles.
Sothog says, "Duvainiel, you do that."
Selema glances at a glass-centered door.
Selema sighs.
Sothog grins.
Khobra leans over and whispers, "Khaell had zomethi-"
Yakushi grins.
Maylan says, "And in the meantime, I would bet my left boot that she's on some tiny island out there, a paddle boat ride away."
Khobra surveys her surroundings carefully.
Roblar deeply says, "She may be dead alreadies."
With a sudden cross-body motion, Khobra draws both the longsword and the longsword from her swordbelt.
Khaell says, "Don't make the water to warm..."
Khobra moves into a defensive stance, ready to fend off an attack.
Speaking to Maylan, Nodyre says, "Sounds like a fun trip."
Khobra squints.
You peer quizzically at Khobra.
Khaell says, "I hear it can burn..."
Maylan says, "And it matters not that I don't own any left boots."
Maylan thumps her mop-fringed pegleg on the floor in three rapid successions.
Sothog says, "Destined for the end of a rope, if I'm any judge of things."
Nodyre nods.
Khobra seriously says, "NO truzt her."
Nodyre takes a gallant bow, tipping his bycocket slightly, before sweeping it behind his back.  After a moment's pause he rises and places his bycocket firmly on his head, adjusting it to fit.
Roblar deeply says, "Husband killed, home ransacked, kidnapped."
Khobra says, "Nem- Nemzi - vhatever vord iz."
Roblar deeply says, "Likely reason to take her if she iz needed for whatever was taken from da safe."
Khaell says, "Still have yet to investigate the murder or the house even."
You nod at Khobra.
Roblar deeply says, "Or to kill or torture."
You ask, "Enemy?"
Sothog says, "The puppets dance at the puppeteer's whim.  But we'll cut those strings yet."
Speaking to Khaell, Khobra says, "And the Izlandz."
Sothog grins at Roblar.
Selema loses her intense expression.

Your vision clouds over, and a grinning visage slowly appears, all but its smile cloaked in shadow.  The grin splits into deep laughter, then fades away as your eyesight clears once more.

Khaell nods.
You growl ferociously!
Selema blinks.
You notice a vein pulsing in Roblar's forehead.
Selema blinks.
Sothog begins to twitch.
Selema growls ferociously!
Khobra says, "He vaz interezted in the Cabin location."
Khaell yells, "Your not gettin away with this...."
Khobra casually observes her surroundings.
You nod.
Khobra rubs her yellow-green eyes.
Sothog says, "Khobra, agreed.  Perhaps a second look around would be in order."
You nod fervently!
Selema says, "I'm afraid I must go, but do alert me if you find anything, please."
Selema says, "I'll be on the amulet."
Momentarily revealing the small leather ankle sheath hidden at his ankle, Roblar deftly sheathes his alloy hunting knife, concealing both it and the sheath once more.
Selema bobs down and back up in a quick curtsy.
Khobra says, "Zorry for talking much. Had to keep HEr buzy.. zo you all had the Town Adminz attention."
Roblar deeply says, "An da other ran off."
Roblar mumbles something under his breath.
You nod at Khobra.
Speaking to Khobra, you say, "Thank you."
Sothog says, "As must I, but I'll have to take another look around soon."
Speaking to Khobra, you say, "I noticed your efforts."
Sothog says, "Excuse me."
Sothog bows.
Selema just entered a glass-centered door.
Roblar nods.
Sothog just left.
Roblar deeply says, "Shall look abouts some."
Roblar waves.
You glance suspiciously at Cendadric.

Appearances

You see Duvainiel.
She appears to be a Half-Elf from Talador.
She is of slight height and has barely any meat on her bones.  She appears to be very young.  She has restless melenite-hued eyes and unnaturally pale skin.  She has waist length, tangled multicolored hair twisted into thick, matted locks and interspersed with mismatched beads and ribbons.  She has a gaunt face and a nervous tic.  She has extensive burn scars covering the entire left side of her face.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a fraying black leather choker with rusted steel spikes, a tattered and torn brown leather cloak severely burnt along the hem, a holey doublet bearing a burnt crest of Talador over some forest green laminar armor with splotches of russet and raw umber with a mud-stained yellowish chiton underneath, some bronze-toned deerskin leggings slashed to reveal traces of tan suede, and some timeworn boots of dark sienna leather.

You see Ilsola Tuulikki the Town Administrator.
She appears to be a Human from Torre.
She is average height.  She appears to be very young.  She has kohl-outlined, silver flecked violet eyes and pale skin.  She has shoulder length, thick chestnut hair piled upon her head in elaborate twists and braids that are held in place by a delicate gold-chained ferroniere dangling a russet and cream moth saewehna.  She has a broad face, a pointed nose and carmine-tinged pouting lips.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a gauzy emerald green robe fashioned of delicate feathers, a beribboned silk bodice layered with tiny feathers over an ultra fine-weave silk tunic edged in rosy hues, an ankle-length layered silk skirt in varied shades of indigo, and a pair of silk slippers.

You see Nodyre the Grandmaster of the Rogue Guild.
He appears to be a Half-Sylvan.
He is very tall.  He appears to be time-worn.  He has piercing pale grey eyes and pale skin.  He has short, sandy blonde hair.  He has broad shoulders.
He has an enruned gold-inked band on his finger.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a wide-brimmed bycocket adorned with a snowy eagle feather, a hooded jacket, a shadowy grey cracked skull pin, a riveted thick leather knapsack, an unassuming weapon harness, a sleeveless tunic, an unadorned ring, a simple swordbelt, an ordinary gem bag, an armor accessory case, an unembellished scabbard, a pair of cuffed trousers, and an unremarkable pair of boots.