Witchful Thinking - 5119-09-06 - Interim Discussions (log)

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Imaerasta 6-7, 5119

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


  • Thadston limps out to Moot Hall to speak with the crowd, saying he's heard the Hall of Mages has come, and Magister Raelee relays that they have the coffin but will keep it until it's required.
  • Thadston reminisces with Puptilian about war over food carts and flags before updating on his status, saying he's mending and will be back to the battle soon--though not as soon as tomorrow for the next paragon hunt. He says when the conflict with Raznel is over, if they all survive it, he'll need to speak with Mayor Lylia, Captain Stormyrain, and Captain Shinann about the transition to a non-interim marshal.
  • Thadston says that, though Raznel hasn't struck recently, there have been reports of her goblins scouting; Thrayzar's been helping keep an eye on them and suspects Stiletto's presence.
  • Thadston wishes everyone luck tomorrow before exchanging whispers with Stormy, then looking at the bleakstone statue and saying soon we'll deal with it.


Thadston says, "Your Hall has more Magisters than lost kid bounties."
Thadston says, "An epidemic."
Thadston says, "Maybe both should stay home."
Speaking to Stormyrain, Puptilian says, "We came a long way from him leading a group of Imperials here against most people's complaints to being one of us complaining about the Imperials."
Speaking to Dergoatean, Maags says, "What does a death knight DO."
Speaking to Maags, Dergoatean says, "They death."
Lylia adds, "Nightly."
Speaking to Thadston, Zosopage says, "Well at least you're Thadston again and not Thadstunned."
Madmountan says, "The way you tell a goblin and an ugly halfling apart, is you hand it a foot comb, and see what it does."


Present Situation

[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.

Also here: Andaryel, Ruabadra who is sitting, Evinescence, Lord Fyrrow, Apprentice Kewick, Angioxi, Guarrin, Althazor, Sir Mynon, Haggess, Elyndiria, Xorus, Shinann, Zerapa, Helsfeld, Event Planner Leafiara, Lady Nairena, Lord Chamorr, Quietine, Stormyrain, Puptilian, Murduck who is sitting, Chaoswynd, Sir Cryheart

The sky begins to fill with huge clouds, dark and grey on the bottom, pale and white atop, their puffy crowns ascending toward the heavens.

Kewick sings:

"With swallowed sorries, no rewinds

Good friends are hard to find

Sometimes I mind this never knowing


Speaking to Cryheart, Leafiara observes, "I don't see Pukk."

Leafiara recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Thadston: "Eve."

Speaking sagely to Cryheart, Leafiara exclaims, "Someone has to fill in!"

Leafiara: "Evenin'!"

Stormyrain: "Evening, Marshal."

Puptilian: "Marshal."

Leafiara musingly says, "Ah, Thadston's well enough. ...maybe."

Cryheart says, "Thadston on the net."

Cryheart: "Good evening."

Zosopage: "Evening, Sir Thadston."

Shinann: "Evening, Marshal."

Chamorr: "Evenin Thaddy."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Maybe he'll be glad to find about about the Azure Sun's food donations." [context: Ifanna had delivered a care package of food to Leafi earlier, saying it was Sir Bristenn's idea and that another had been delivered to Shinann as well; while I'm not sure it was on behalf of the Order of the Azure Sun necessarily (as opposed to, say, just general aid from Vornavis neighbors), Leafi assumed it was]

Thadston: "I'll be along to Moot Hall shortly."

Cryheart says, "Moving to outside of Moot."

Sir Cryheart's group just went east.

[Town Square, East]

Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night. You also see a large purple wooden barrel, a bone-framed bulletin board and a polished bleakstone statue.

Also here: Lady Nairena, Lord Chamorr, Lord Rassyn, Zosopage, Razanetika, Event Planner Leafiara, High Lord Khazaann, Sir Cryheart, Sir Mynon, Puptilian, Xorus

Ruabadra asks, "What are we doing?"

Speaking to Ruabadra, Leafiara explains, "Meeting with Thadston, apparently."

Cryheart says, "Awaiting for the marshall to come."

Cryheart says, "Thadston."

Lord Thadston just limped in.

Thadston says, "Evening."

Cryheart says, "Good evening."

Thadston nods.

Speaking respectfully to Thadston, Leafiara exclaims, "Evenin' there!"

Puptilian says, "Marshal."

Speaking to Cryheart, Maags exclaims, "Could not sleep!"

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Hail Sir Andrews."

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Good evenin."

Thadston bows to Stormyrain.

Thadston nods at Shinann.

Thadston says, "Captains."

Shinann says, "Evening."

Stormyrain offers, "Marshal."

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "... Thadston."

Maags says, "Ohhh Sir Andrews."

Thadston says, "Magister."

Thadston says, "Heard your kin came to town."

Thadston nods at Raelee.

Thadston says, "That'll be exciting."

Maags says, "Lots of fireworks problies."

Leafiara adds, "Even said they had the requested coffin for ya."

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "Colleagues, not kin."

Thadston says, "Your Hall has more Magisters than lost kid bounties."

Thadston says, "An epidemic."

Thadston says, "Maybe both should stay home."

Thadston smirks.

Maags asks, "Do they cry too?"

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "... seven major colleges, several smaller facilities. Yes. There are a lot of us."

Speaking pointedly to Thadston, Raelee says, "And if we 'stayed home', you would never receive your coffin."

Speaking to Thadston, Soneiken says, "Careful, the hall probably got their own version of Warcats."

Thadston says, "Now you're talking."

Thadston grins at Raelee.

Thadston bows to Raelee.

Thadston says, "Thank you Magister."

Mayor Lylia just arrived.

Speaking to Soneiken, Leafiara says, "So Dennet said before, anyway." (referring to Dennet claiming that Octaven and himself were corrupt rogue mages within the Hall)

Thadston says, "Mayor."

Thadston nods at Lylia.

Lylia says, "Good evening."

Speaking to Thadston, Raelee says, "We will be keeping it until the time it is required."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Puptilian says, "We came a long way from him leading a group of Imperials here against most people's complaints to being one of us complaining about the Imperials."

Thadston says, "Fair enough."

Thadston grins at Puptilian.

Thadston asks, "Remember when we almost went to war over food carts on south ring road?"

Thadston peers quizzically at Puptilian.

Thadston chuckles.

With a soft scrabbling sound, a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten slinks into view from behind a large purple wooden barrel, looking sleek and pleased at its recent adventures.

Speaking to Thadston, Shinann says, "And a flag."

Stormyrain offers, "It wasn't the food carts, it was the banners you flew."

Maags says, "Do not think Pylasar is in there tonight, Crumbs." [Maags' kitten]

Thadston nods at Shinann.

Lylia says, "Flags are often a cause for war."

Speaking to Thadston, Puptilian says, "Remember when I try to explain to you it's how you should be more diplomatic about what you want to do...guess we don't learn lessons well."

Speaking to Cryheart, Maags exclaims, "Where is yous flag!"

Cryheart says, "In me locker."

Cryheart says, "For now."

Speaking to Cryheart, Maags says, "Ribbon should wear it." [Cryheart's horse]

Thadston grins.

Cryheart says, "Heh."

Speaking to Cryheart, Nairena says, "You should have a tabard made."

Cryheart says, "I do."

Cryheart says, "Heraldic banner."

Cryheart says, "On the tabard."

Thadston smirks at Lylia.

Cryheart says, "Most folks dinnae understand it."

Maags says, "Most folks are not knights."

Speaking to Cryheart, Mynon says, "Most folks don't need to, though."

Speaking to Maags, Dergoatean says, "Let alone death ones."

Dergoatean glances at Warclaidh. [Warclaidh's prename title is Death Knight]

Speaking to Dergoatean, Maags says, "What does a death knight DO."

Speaking to Maags, Dergoatean says, "They death."

Lylia adds, "Nightly."

Nairena says, "I envision Miss Maags' flag being an image of a halfing raising a tart high in the air, standing in a grain field."

Speaking to Nairena, Maags says, "Close."

Maags says, "Sugah cane field."

Nairena says, "I knew it."

Warclaidh says, "I water the ground with blood....."

Thadston says, "I'm not long for a crowd tonight. I just wanted to...show up. I'm awake, mending, I'll be back to the battle soon."

Warclaidh says, "In the name of Ghezresh."

Cryheart says, "And her tromping around flour."

Leafiara pleasedly says, "Good to hear."

Leafiara nods at Thadston.

Thadston says, "But I understand tomorrow night, Pylasar has informed me you'll be going on the next hunt for a paragon."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "I am quite glad to hear it."

Puptilian says, "Maags doesn't need a flag. She has a constant cloud of sugar to show where she is at."

Lylia says, "Indeed."

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Rest up ol man."

Speaking to Thadston, Maags says, "Happies to see yous feeling better."

Speaking to Thadston, Dergoatean says, "I figured I ought to show up, too. They get antsy when they don't see important folks like us on a regular basis."

Speaking to Thadston, Nairena asks, "Battle soon? Where is this battle taking place?"

Speaking to Thadston, Wolfloner says, "Thought you were dead."

Thadston says, "I won't be joining you. I hope to change that going forward."

Thadston says, "Sorry to disappoint."

Thadston nods at Wolfloner.

Speaking to Nairena, Lylia says, "'Where' is an intriguing question in this case."

Thadston winces.

Speaking to Thadston, Wolfloner says, "Not of any interest to me either way."

Speaking to Thadston, Zosopage says, "Well at least you're Thadston again and not Thadstunned."

Speaking to Lylia, Sofal says, "When may be a better one."

Speaking to Lylia, Nairena says, "It's good to know where the field is."

Warclaidh says, "Free eahnor shield on ground if someone wants."

Streaking upward, a sapphire blue white-banded arrow ignites and creates a wake of white-hot sparks as it climbs into the air. Reaching the apex of its journey, the arrow explodes in a shower of sapphire blue that blossoms to fill the sky and the percussion of which sends a subtle tremor through the earth. Only a moment later, a secondary blast erupts, and a howling wolf is projected into the heavens in an array of snow white incandescence. The image hangs in the sky for several moments before dissipating in a glittering, multi-hued cascade of light.

Maags says, "Pretties."

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

(OOC) Zosopage's player whispers to the group, "Ok so I'm tired!"

Nairena says, "Solid metal."

Speaking to Thadston, Wolfloner asks, "You think you are close to killing the witch?"

Future Dealings

Thadston says, "Also Mayor...Captains, once this conflict with the witch is over...if we all live to see it over...we'll need to discuss that official transition of a new, non-interim marshal."

Nairena asks, "Who needs a solid shield?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Maags says, "He resembles Zaps."

Thadston says, "But, a matter for another day."

Shinann asks, "New?"

Speaking to Nairena, Lylia says, "The answer is rather cryptic, I fear, because when we go after the Paragons, we are not...precisely anywhere that is. More in a place that could be. When we encountered Mynalari, it was in her own Imperial throne room, which was not the true one but her vision of it."

Puptilian says, "Hopefully the orc recovers by then."

Lylia smoothly says, "Of course."

Maags says, "I vote Captain Stormyrain."

Stormyrain murmurs, "Yes, that was my hope as well."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr asks, "Nae Thrayzor?"

Stormyrain gives a sidelong glance at Maags.

Shinann asks, "You mean until Thrayzar is well enough, right?"

Speaking to Lylia, Nairena says, "You guys need some better scouts."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Maags says, "Is the right choice."

Shinann raises an eyebrow in Thadston's direction.

Stormyrain says, "Thrayzar is the Marshal."

Stormyrain says, "--when he recovers."

Shinann nods slowly.

Leafiara remarks, "He seemed pretty well the other night when he was out helping us battle..." (|referring to this)

Maags asks, "Is or was?"

Thadston says, "Good luck tomorrow night."

Speaking to Lylia, Nairena says, "Vaalorians don't rush into any battle without solid recon."

Khazaann says, "Pardon me please."

Maags exclaims, "Anyhow!"

Dergoatean offers Thadston a stein of pale ale.

Wolfloner says, "Perhaps Thadston knows something we do not."

Speaking to Thadston, Dergoatean says, "Rest up."

Thadston says, "Oh..."

Thadston says, "Captains..for you, and everyone."

Thadston declines Dergoatean's offer.

Lylia says, "The scouting took place recently."

Speaking confidently to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Rest easy, we'll get the job done."

Dergoatean shrugs at Thadston.

Dergoatean says, "More for me."

Speaking to Nairena, Sofal says, "Hard to recon someone's imagination."

Speaking to her sewer rat, Nairena asks, "What are you doing?"

Thadston says, "We've had some reports. Raznel hasn't struck here recently. But there's been movements."

Thadston says, "Thrayzar is helping to keep an eye on it as well."

Thadston says, "Some of her...goblins."

Thadston says, "Scouting about. A few supposedly noted in town."

Thadston says, "...or ugly halflings."

Nairena asks, "Can they be trusted?"

Thadston shrugs. [I think a continuation of his current thought rather than a response to Nairena]

Shinann says, "We will keep an eye out for them."

Nairena says, "Goblins tend to change their minds."

Thadston says, "Thrayzar suspects Stiletto."

Lylia says, "Then she wishes them to be seen."

Cryheart says, "Nae Stiletto."

Puptilian says, "Poor Stiletto."

Madmountan says, "The way you tell a goblin and an ugly halfling apart, is you hand it a foot comb, and see what it does."

Thrassus asks, "Stiletto?"

Puptilian says, "He is a friend of Thryazar and of this town."

Speaking to Madmountan, Maags exclaims, "There are no ugly halflings!"

Lylia says, "It would be an easy matter to allow a scarab to creep about under a rug. She wishes her presence known."

Cryheart says, "A goblin who became a friend to many of us."

Stormyrain says, "Stiletto--what Pup said."

Puptilian says, "A goblin supposedly under the control of the witch."

Speaking to Madmountan, Nairena says, "Some halfings don't practice proper foot grooming."

Shinann says, "Thrayzar will know."

Wolfloner says, "Amazing Stiletto has survived this long..."

Speaking to Nairena, Madmountan says, "They might still comb a tart with it."

Speaking to Wolfloner, Puptilian says, "But in what condition."

Chamorr heartily says, "We should whack him, jus in case."

Stormyrain says, "Stiletto was always resourceful."

Cryheart says, "I still recall the time Stiletto came to town to deliver information......"

Stormyrain whispers something to Puptilian.

Speaking to Radeek, Puptilian says, "Tehir." [he had recently walked in]

Madmountan says, "Stiletto is resourceful."

Cryheart says, "And a group of us escorted him safely outside of town...and Seomanthe said she would sing soep protection."

Cryheart says, "And Stiletto replied...sing Seo, pease sing."

Speaking to Radeek, Stormyrain says, "Good to see you."

Speaking to Radeek, Maags says, "Long time sir."

Cryheart says, "I remember that as if it was yesterday."

Speaking to Cryheart, Wolfloner asks, "Pease?"

Cryheart says, "He is a goblin after all."

Thadston twists his head slightly, cracking his neck. He looks relieved.

Speaking to Radeek, Maags says, "Is good to see yous."

Dergoatean exclaims, "Tiu!"

Puptilian says, "Good to see you again too Eclipse."

Thadston says, "Good night everyone. Good luck."

Thadston moves to stand in front of Stormyrain.

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "Thank you for bringing us this information."

Speaking to Thadston, Nairena says, "Rest well."

Stormyrain folds her hands behind her back.

Thadston whispers something to Stormyrain.

Thadston whispers something to Stormyrain.

Speaking to Thadston, Zosopage says, "Rest well."

Leafiara affably says, "See ya soon. Rest up and recover and we'll await you and your gauntlets back on the battlefield in the future."

Stormyrain glances away.

Thadston nods at Lylia.

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Puptilian says, "You could take him."

Stormyrain whispers something to Thadston.

Stormyrain twists her head slightly, cracking her neck. She looks relieved.

Thadston glances at a polished bleakstone statue.

Stormyrain nods once.

Thadston says, "Soon we'll deal with that damn thing."

Lord Thadston just limped north.