Witchful Thinking - 5119-11-22 - Walkabout (log)

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Eoantos 22-23, 5119

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier



Summary

  • Walkar comes out to Town Square Central to reflect on what it all felt like. No one will stop him from going to save Kiske, he says, and he's wondered if she'll want to return now that everyone knows he's back; had he destroyed his place in town because of his secret? He says it's been hard without Kiske, who was his compass, and maybe they can revisit what a new normal would be for them in the Landing.
  • Leafiara and Leifa acknowledge not believing that Walkar is who he claims, but they along with Nairena also offer him hope that if it's really him then in time he can convince others, especially after Raznel is dead or as others see him in public with Kiske. Razanetika, Captain Stormyrain, Wintersylph, Kembriana, and Guarrin won't extend him even that much sympathy, since he should still be in prison and is complaining about his pains even though Kiske and the town suffered without him too.


Highlights

Pukk asks, "Do we chain up everybody who returns to the town?"
Speaking to Pukk, Leifa says, "Just the naughty and the lucky."
Stormyrain grumbles, "The next guards who let him walk about will be getting my boot on their backside."
Kembriana melodically asks, "Um.. why do we want a mass murderer back in town?"
Nairena says, "That armor was evil."
Kembriana sarcastically says, "Sorry, your honor, I didn't mean to kill those innocents... you see... I had this pair of shoes that didn't fit well..."
Speaking to Kembriana, Pukk says, "Sounds understandable....my feet kill me sometimes too."
Kembriana says, "Much more reasonable than 'my armor made me do it'... foot pain is no joke."
Speaking to Kembriana, Pukk says, "Might be their aventail."
Speaking to Pukk, Kembriana says, "Perhaps it's pinching an important bit."
Speaking to Kembriana, Pukk says, "Kidneys."
Kembriana says, "Maybe that was the issue, his armor's codpiece was chaffing."


Log

Walkabout

[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 a bold red easel splashed with white musical notes, a black-toed saddleback foxhound, the translucent Nairena disk, a grey wolf that is sitting, the Guarrin disk, the translucent Kobane disk, a green-eyed grey cat, an enruned wooden strongbox, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Great Lord Tzylyz, High Lord Kaustic, Lazaryth, Isterio, Chiora, Nostre, Lady Hithyr, Tienz, Sintix, Leifa, Lady Nairena, Stormyrain, Lord Oldale, Event Planner Leafiara, Lord Darkkstormmer, Guarrin, Dreyzin who is sitting, Great Lord Kobane, Razanetika, Rofires, Pukk, Lord Kayston, Carefyre, Helsfeld

Walkar just arrived.

Speaking musingly to Lazaryth, Leafiara says, "I should do one for you too, come to thin--"

Lazaryth says, "All this is very -"

Leifa whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking to Walkar, Pukk says, "Having a walk-about."

Walkar grins.

Walkar says, "Eve."

Speaking dubiously to Walkar, Leafiara asks, "Do you -always- do this? Every single night?"

Walkar says, "Yes, briefly." [given the timing, this was a response to Pukk]

Walkar says, "Is it wrong?"

Walkar peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Speaking softly to Walkar, Razanetika asks, "Weren't you being held in a prison tower?"

Speaking wryly to Walkar, Leafiara says, "What she said."

Leafiara points at Razanetika.

Lazaryth mumbles, "Man wants to go for a walk."

Walkar says, "I'm not long for the town, once we're successful. I wish to...to just reflect."

Walkar says, "Remember some things."

Lazaryth says, "Why do women always have a problem with that."

Walkar says, "What it all felt like."

Speaking to Walkar, Nairena says, "You do look better than last I seen you. All abomination-like and disfigured."

Walkar nods at Nairena.

Leafiara sighs, "Well... whatever, I suppose."

Speaking to Odowain, Pukk says, "Sorry about that."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Razanetika asks, "Why is he not in chains still?"

Walkar takes a drink from his honey-sweetened tea.

Kaustic quietly says, "Serve one life sentence, and alla sudeen yer a 'murderer.'"

Speaking curiously to Walkar, Leafiara says, "Still waiting on your explanation of what exactly your plan is that doesn't require us to believe you're you."

Leafiara adds, "Since many still don't."

Odowain says, "I'm sure it'll come around."

Speaking to Walkar, Leifa asks, "And your wife...did you locate her?"

Speaking to Razanetika, Pukk asks, "Why would he be in chains?"

Speaking offhandedly to Razanetika, Leafiara says, "Beats me, ask whoever's guarding him."

Pukk asks, "Do we chain up everybody who returns to the town?"

Speaking softly to Pukk, Razanetika says, "Because we put him there."

Walkar says, "No, but I am confident she is in the Bleaklands."

Speaking to Pukk, Leifa says, "Just the naughty and the lucky."

Walkar asks, "..and we go there soon, do we not?"

Nairena says, "Clearly the guards are not performing their duties."

Lazaryth says, "Purportedly."

Leafiara replies, "Eight days, sure, but is there a 'we' here?"

Speaking to Walkar, Othael says, "Out and about this evening I see."

Leifa says, "Mayhaps."

Nairena says, "Probably getting drunk at Helga's."

Speaking to Tzylyz, Pukk exclaims, "I don't know you! We need to lock you up!"

Walkar says, "No one will stop me from going to save Kiske."

Pukk exclaims, "Get him!"

Speaking to Razanetika, Pukk says, "See, that doesn't work."

Leafiara slowly says, "As ya say, then."

Speaking quietly to Pukk, Kobane says, "I can vouch for him.. he's from Icemule."

Speaking to Razanetika, Pukk says, "And I deny any claims that Walkar is bribing me."

Speaking to Walkar, Pukk says, "Unless you want to that is."

Kobane recites quietly:

"Everybody give Pukk one coin!"

Speaking idly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Wouldn't take much to bribe you..."

Walkar gazes around the crowd.

Walkar says, "If we are successful and save her..."

Walkar says, "I've wondered if she wants to come back here."

Walkar says, "Will she now? Knowing that you all know of me."

Speaking to Walkar, Pukk asks, "Why not?"

Walkar asks, "Do I still have a place here?"

Speaking to Pukk, Nairena says, "You look like you could be easily persuaded."

Leafiara simply says, "Is up to her..."

Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest.

Walkar peers quizzically at Stormyrain. [potentially a whisper exchange, but she'd also been clenching her jaw throughout]

Walkar asks, "Have I destroyed what bonds I had? By this secret?"

Speaking to Nairena, Pukk says, "You would think so huh? But the one time somebody tried to bribe me...I had my mind taken over by this nagging voice and I turned it down."

Stormyrain stiffly says, "I am not the Mayor. I am not the Marshal. The Landing is full of Free Folk."

Walkar says, "It would not be the first time I failed but with the best intentions."

Speaking to Walkar, Pukk says, "There are several nice houses for sale too. Leafiara can show you some for a fee."

Speaking to Walkar, Nairena says, "The past seems to always come back to bite the citizens here hard in the rear."

Walkar nods at Nairena.

Speaking to Walkar, Leafiara admits, "I don't really care about the secret, though that's easy to say since I wasn't around during your time. But if you wanted to stay you'd have a ton of work to do to convince me and others that you're you."

Speaking to Walkar, Leifa says, "Being together with your wife might show some humanity."

Stormyrain says, "Her name is Kiske."

Pukk says, "Secrets are best if they are told to everybody."

Nairena asks, "Does Kiske know he's back?"

Walkar nods at Leafiara.

Speaking quietly to Razanetika, Kobane says, "You missed it, I played a very interesting game of darts earlier."

Stormyrain says, "She has a name. She's more than just 'Walkar's wife'."

Speaking softly to Kobane, Razanetika asks, "Did you win?"

Walkar says, "She is far more than that."

Walkar agrees with Stormyrain.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leifa says, "The Kiske I know would not have been Walkar's wife so I am still... suspicious."

Speaking quietly to Razanetika, Kobane says, "I came in third though."

Speaking frankly to Walkar, Leafiara offers, "For what it's worth, if you really are you then I'm sure forgiveness could come in time with those upset."

Speaking softly to Kobane, Razanetika says, "That's pretty good, since you haven't been playing long."

Walkar asks, "You doubt us?"

Walkar peers quizzically at Leifa. [actually at Leafiara, but I think meant for Leifa]]

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Ooh maybe you can do a painting of him."

Speaking bluntly to Walkar, Leafiara agrees, "Yep." [but I didn't think of it until after I'd already said this]

Leifa nods at Walkar.

Speaking quietly to Razanetika, Kobane says, "It was a game of killer darts."

Speaking to Walkar, Pukk says, "Leafi is good with portaits. She has reasonable prices too."

Walkar says, "She and I had been through a lot. It changed her as much as it changed me."

Leifa says, "Kiske is quite the lady and even a little mud and scuffle wouldn't change her standards."

Speaking to Leifa, Stormyrain says, "Don't mistake my agreement. She loved Walkar."

Walkar says, "But none of it matters. My goal here is simple. To get her back."

Speaking softly to Kobane, Razanetika says, "I am not sure I like the sound of that."

Walkar sighs.

Stormyrain says, "Quite dearly. Losing him was a blow to her heart unlike any other. For a year many of us helped her through that loss."

Leifa incredulously asks, "But...what he became?"

Speaking to Walkar, Nairena says, "Best of luck on your quest, Walkar."

Speaking to Leifa, Stormyrain says, "She was with him when he took his last breath and her last words reminded him he was a good man."

Walkar clenches his jaw.

Stormyrain says, "And then she went to be with Sarvia, in the Wyrdeep."

Walkar says, "I should return. I'm afraid no matter what my presence invokes unwanted results."

Stormyrain says, "Which is where she was last I knew."

Speaking softly to Walkar, Wintersylph says, "Husband, where have you been all these years, I have missed you."

Speaking to Walkar, Pukk says, "See, if this town was to be consistent, they would arrest Wintersylph and hold her for suspicion."

Walkar says, "Perhaps the town has moved on, and my place here is no more. I won't assume to return to a role or community that has...well does not exist."

Walkar says, "I'll see you all soon. Good luck on your adventure tomorrow eve."

Speaking softly to Walkar, Wintersylph says, "No hugs, no goodbyes."

Pukk says, "And all you people get paranoid for a person walking around."

Walkar says, "I have heard rumblings of evacuation plans. I am here to aid, to speak to the people, to do anything if needed."

Leafiara says, "That's a little defeatist, so soon... it's not impossible to sway people if you're really you. In time."

Nairena says, "Give them time to warm up to you. It's been a rough season."

Walkar nods at Leafiara.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I have poked him a couple of times....he is real."

Kembriana melodically says, "..... to murder townsfolk indiscriminately......"

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I know, I remember what ya've said."

Walkar says, "It has been challenging without Kiske."

Walkar says, "She has truly become my compass over the years. When she is back, perhaps we'll revisit what a new normal here can be for us."

Rainedrop quietly says, "We have trust issues, it's been rough."

Walkar says, "But do not worry, I have no intentions of running for office."

Walkar smirks.

Leafiara offers, "After the witch is dead, anyway, it'll be much easier for many to believe you."

Walkar nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara adds, "Not everyone, but many."

Wintersylph softly asks, "Well. when you were here before you also had that Armor, so Kiske and the armor, or Nae armor and nae Kiske, tough choice huh?"

Lazaryth says, "I imagine a great deal will be possible after she's dead."

Kembriana melodically asks, "Um.. why do we want a mass murderer back in town?"

Lazaryth says, "I can't say if this is one of those things."

Nairena says, "That armor was evil."

Speaking to Walkar, Stormyrain asks, "It's been hard without Kiske? We had Cruxophim as a damned mayor. A winged bat. Sarvia is gone, and Kiske left too, and you are having a hard time for a few weeks?"

Walkar touches the old well, running his hand along it.

Stormyrain can offer Walkar only a blank expression.

Speaking tentatively to Kembriana, Leafiara says, "Because of the cursed armor? That's pretty old."

Walkar says, "I miss this town."

Speaking to Walkar, Stormyrain mouths, "A. Winged. Bat."

Walkar glances at Stormyrain.

Speaking softly to Stormyrain, Wintersylph says, "You tell em Stormy."

Walkar says, "My pain in no way diminishes the town's."

Walkar says, "They can both exist and be real."

Speaking to Walkar, Pukk says, "You have to be careful of that well. Last year a couple of really bad salamanders came out and killed a few people."

Pukk says, "Ooh and the gnomes that were upset about us throwing our trash down there."

Walkar says, "Goodnight everyone."

Speaking insistently to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Hey, we were well on our way to making friends with that thing until the elemental magic became too strong for it to control itself."

Walkar just went east.

Kembriana sarcastically says, "Sorry, your honor, I didn't mean to kill those innocents... you see... I had this pair of shoes that didn't fit well..."

Rainedrop quietly says, "Hmm."

Leafiara comments, "Another strange night."

Lazaryth says, "..nothing wrong with taking a little walk in the middle of the night."

Stormyrain grumbles, "The next guards who let him walk about will be getting my boot on their backside."

Speaking to Kembriana, Pukk says, "Sounds understandable....my feet kill me sometimes too."

Speaking deeply to himself, Guarrin mutters, "Really going for the sympathy vote this time round."

Leifa says, "Part of me almost feels sorry for him."

Kembriana says, "Much more reasonable than 'my armor made me do it'... foot pain is no joke."

Lazaryth says, "He acts as if he's trying to get something from us, but doesn't want to come right out and ask for it."

Lazaryth asks, "Forgiveness?"

Speaking to Lazaryth, Leafiara says, "Well, he did want help finding Kiske."

Lazaryth asks, "Some place of importance again?"

Leafiara turns her bold red easel to face Lazaryth.

Pukk says, "It seems that most of my friends always have a pain in their neck."

Leifa airily says, "There is a melancholy to Walkar."

Lazaryth strikes a picture-perfect pose for Leafiara!

Speaking to Kembriana, Pukk says, "Might be their aventail."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Leafiara admits, "Never tried this painting style with a male. We'll see how it turns out..."

Speaking to Pukk, Kembriana says, "Perhaps it's pinching an important bit."

Speaking offhandedly to Lazaryth, Leafiara says, "Gotta create some mementos in case we all die tomorrow or the week after."

Speaking to Kembriana, Pukk says, "Kidneys."

Speaking distractedly to Leafiara, Lazaryth says, "Ah. Of course."

Speaking seriously to Lazaryth, Leafiara exclaims, "It's very possible!"

Leifa whispers something to Leafiara.

Rainedrop quietly says, "Don't stress milady."

Lazaryth asks, "Am I to send this painting somewhere for safekeeping before then?"

Kembriana says, "Maybe that was the issue, his armor's codpiece was chaffing."