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Imaerasta 9-10 and 11-12, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • As Rimalon contemplates how to retrieve a kitten from the ocean, Amos says it will find a way to survive if it strong. Faerinn, hearing his thoughts, asks if he (Amos) can get his pylon to the point of shooting acid; Amos says that's beyond his skill, but he admires his ambition. Mayor Leafiara says it's a question worth bringing to the creators, then, and Vaemyr and Faerinn ask if Amos knows anyone who does have the skill. Amos invites questions in the Sleeping Dragon Pub.
  • Over in the pub, Amos expresses to Captain Stormyrain that he's sorry for the recent news of Marshal Thadston. He begins to address concerns about the attack the other night, but first Leafi asks if he's had success or progress toward owning the establishment; he says yes, soon the deal will be done and it's on to the next. She says good, as we could use a solid businessman like him and less of ones like Stephos DeArchon; he says DeArchon is not a horrible man in all ways, but a man of business must stand for something or else he'll enter business with the krolvin.
  • As for concerns about the attack, Amos says it's no surprise they were used in such a way and all weapons are a tool to be utilized, but we have his commitment that he'll use his resources and contacts to learn what he can of who was behind it. Leafi and Faerinn explain that the surprise is more what they shot and the rate of fire.
  • A blue-haired woman whispers something to Amos and then slips away. Umbazi asks who she is and he calls her one of his "fireflies": always fluttering about, pretty to look at, hard to catch. He says she's worried about the security at our docks since they (his business) have a ship arriving soon. Vaemyr says we can assist, though Leafi notes the problem wasn't at the docks--the ships exploded out at sea. Amos says it arrives on the weekend [OOC note: but Kenstrom ended up not feeling well, so maybe not] and he'd welcome aid then. Wolfloner says paying tribute to the Rooks might afford his ship safety; Amos says he won't do that; Wolf says it's at his peril; Amos asks if he's a Rook; Wolf says just some advice.
  • Amos begins whispering something to Leafi, while Kethrain meanwhile asks what's on the ships; Amos says weapons. As the whispered exchange continues, Uskeye takes his leave of a private discussion and Amos asks Leafi if she should share the thoughts. She says nothing to hide and he says he wouldn't want ill rumors spread, as he's not made the Daily Darkstone headlines and seeks to maintain that. She explains that Amos has offered to potentially fill the marshal position temporarily, and there's the possibility that Thadston seeing his rival in such a role would bring him bac to his senses. However, she hasn't made a decision and will consult with the captains first. Amos says he doubts Thadston would call him a friend, but he (Amos) would break bread wth him--however, some men wear the burden of the past heavier than others.
  • Thrassus asks if the ship is bringing common steel weapons and Amos says they’re for himself, personally. Leafi says she expected Amos might be more interested in the other open council seat (Steward of the Guilds, a business-related position) than this one. Vaemyr says he thought of Amos as more of a merchant, while Amos says he's interested in serving temporarily. He reiterates that his name attached to the marshal title might invoke Thadston to return to himself and says an absent marshal fuels chaos in the streets--bad for citizens and business. Leafi says chaos is a way of life around here; Amos says because it's allowed to be. Kethrain says he thinks Thadston would do something stupid if he were to find out Amos was the marshal; Leafi says, to be fair, Thadston's affliction was unforeseen and he kept it under control for a while. Amos says that's Thadston's way--his problems rise to the forefront at the worst times. Leafi says she'll get word to the captains and we'll decide from there, but Amos' newness in town might be a point of contention with citizens and militia alike.
  • Vaemyr asks what sort of strategy Amos might have to deal with Grishom Stone and Amos says though he's a threat, the fractures within Wehnimer's Landing pose a more significant short term threat. Faerinn asks how he proposes reuniting us and Amos says prosperity. He said he wasn't ready to mention this, but within the month he'll submit a proposal to Mayor Leafiara and the town council regarding renovation for Shanty Town. He learned that funds were donated to such previously, but Raznel's plague hurt the coffers.
  • Leafi says a deal like this is exactly why she thought he'd be more interested in Beldrin's vacated seat; he asks if she's offering him such; she says it's not within her power unless he were to submit a proposal to the town council, as they select candidates and she appoints one, and she believes Alendrial DeArchon has been working on such; he says we shall begin there, then.
  • A green-haired woman brushes past Asben and winks at him, then whispers something to Amos. He says she's informed him it's bathing time, which is as fun for them as for him, and he heads off.
  • Two nights later, Leafi brings up the situation with Captains Stormyrain and Shinann, considering the question of whether to give a public statement that the two captains have maintained order in the absence of a marshal before and can do it again--in case such a statement is needed, in the event that the town council can't find suitable candidates to replace Thadston. Stormy asks why the council hasn't asked the captains for input and Leafi says maybe she (Leafi) should write them about that; Stormy says maybe she (Stormy) or Shinann or both should, and after a bit of back and forth concludes that she'll write the council in the next few days.


Highlights - Mixed

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain asks, "Did the town burn down, suddenly fall apart, or become overrun with invaders?"
Speaking quietly to Stormyrain, Elphieya says, "Sounds like an average Volnes for the Landing."


Log

Pylon Puzzle

[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 the Yavs disk, a large acorn, a sinuous bone white serpent, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a sprightly solar spirit that is flying around, a ruffled long-winged falcon, a black-veined bone toothpick, a wild chokecherry, a rich chocolate brownie topped with a merlot glaze, a dead cricket, some speckled silvery lint, some fluffy orange lint, a traesharm berry, a rose-marrow potion, a bundle of wooden arrows, a steak and mushroom kabob, a traesharm berry, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, a silver-traced carved mahogany cart with some stuff on it, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Lord Yavs, Lexbubba, Aurili, Yukito

[General] Leafiara observes, "Another rainy Landing evening, it seems."

Speaking amusedly to Yukito, Leafiara says, "Never know, maybe it'll be perfectly calm--"

Leafiara appears to be struggling to keep a straight face.

Vaemyr says, "I heard there was rain."

A light rumble of thunder can be heard on the horizon.

[General] Elphieya teases, "Stop doing rain dances and maybe it will stop raining so often, Leafi."

Leafiara musingly says, "Maybe we should see about Dreaven."

[General] Thrassus thinks, "This is the climate for it after all."

Vaemyr says, "Yeah."

[General] Leafiara protests, "But I like the rain!"

Vaemyr says, "I just got full spells."

Vaemyr says, "But I think a lot of people there."

Leafiara amusedly says, "Ah, let me see if I can lend them some aid."

[Graceful Goldenrod Table]

Brass lanterns with amber panes of glass cast a soft, golden light across the table. Stalks of goldenrod are handcut into the glass, casting thin, wavering shadows. You also see a tiny orange calico kitten, the Kibosen disk, the Corsial disk, the Imnus disk, the Wahka disk, the Sockmo disk, the Ryjin disk, the pink Nochternus disk, the Topen disk, the Kiwoeachi disk, the Faerinn disk, the black Gabb disk, the green Ashrynn disk, the Seraxxus disk, the Asben disk, the Qale disk, the Missandai disk, the pallid grey Thrassus disk emblazoned with a vibrant scarlet pentacle, the Swim disk, the Kippe disk, the Dravnib disk, the Vonaq disk, the Cutley disk, the Kobane disk, the Thornepeous disk, the Opalina disk, the Kholac disk, the Kasyan disk, the Snooshezis disk, the Sarmoya disk, the Berost disk, the Moringrimm disk, the fiery red Agec disk, the Uskeye disk, the Drevihyin disk, the Kalol disk, the Dreaven disk, the Fyrethorn disk, the Coleraine disk, the Fulvus disk, the Reinwulfe disk, the Xrynn disk, the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides, the Voreain disk, the Syfah disk, the Guyamon disk, the Kalaric disk, the Drefore disk, the peacock blue Jooniper disk speckled with white diamond motes, the Kethrain disk, the fiery red Celassar disk, the Ardque disk, the Kondus disk, the Brokkrsten disk, the Taulramil disk, the Orya disk, the Issibella disk, the cauldron-shaped Inck disk, the Razanetika disk, the Bantie disk, the Najash disk, the Quinnaria disk and the Sochestie disk.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Nola, Fulvus, Kholac, Snooshezis, Vonaq, Bochser, Ryjin, Ardque, Dravnib, Drevihyin, Lord Topen, Moringrimm, Berost, Xorus, High Lord Kobane, Kalaric, Bantie, Imnus, Kethrain, Kondus, Agec, Voreain, Lord Guyamon, Lady Issibella, Uskeye, Lady Missandai, Great Lady Sochestie, Celassar, Cutley, Corsial, Barrister Faerinn, Lady Kiwoeachi, Sewer Scamp Kibosen, Reinwulfe, Syfah, Drefore, Kippe, Nochternus, Fyrethorn, Kalol, Thornepeous, Orya, Xrynn, Razanetika, Lord Qale, Wahka, Gabb, Master Taulramil, Kasyan, Quinnaria, Seraxxus, Ashrynn, Swim, Inck, Lord Thrassus, Sockmo, Jooniper, Lightweaver Opalina, Lord Asben, Vault Guardian Sarmoya, Maven Brokkrsten, Coleraine, Najash, Dreaven

[General] Rimalon asks, "What is the best way to retrieve a small Feline-shaped creature from the ocean?"

[General] Rimalon thinks, "...Asking for a friend."

[General] Yukito thinks, "Swim. Walk on water."

[General] Elphieya thinks, "Don't throw her in there in the first place and pray to whatever Arkati pleases you that she isn't spitting mad when she swims to shore."

[General] Rimalon thinks, "Uh oh."

[General] Yukito asks, "Hope that 'small feline' isn't Triss, because she will murder this 'friend' this time?"

[General] Elphieya wonders, "Can frogs think on the thought net?"

[General] Elphieya thinks, "Asking for a friend...."

[General] Dord asks, "Someone dropped their kitten off the dock?"

[General] Rimalon thinks, "Errrr. There is a slight possibility."

[General] Rimalon thinks, "Ribbit."

[General] Amos thinks, "If the kitten is strong, it will find a way to survive. Perhaps it is for the best."

[General] Elphieya muses, "Seems perhaps they can."

[General] Rimalon asks, "How about a giant set of tongs?"

[General] Leafiara amusedly thinks, "Most kittens are."

[General] Leafiara amiably greets, "And good evening, Lion."

[General] Amos thinks, "Good eve, Mayor."

Leafiara eagerly says, "Seems Amos is out and about again."

Yardie asks, "How goes matters?"

[General] Vaemyr thinks, "Evening, Amos."

[General] Desorceri thinks, "Kitten on the dock of the bay wasting time..."

[General] Faerinn asks, "Hey Amos think you could get my pylon to where it could shoot acid?"

Vaemyr says, "Hopefully we can get answers about the pylon situation."

Speaking to Leafiara, Yardie says, "Amos. Might be right."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Elphieya teases, "I would have thought you'd be out dancing in the rain." [still at the Dreavening at this point]

[General] Amos thinks, "Beyond my skill, I am afraid. But I admire your ambition."

[General] Leafiara exclaims, "Perhaps a question worth bringing to the creators of the hand pylons, then!"

[General] Vaemyr thinks, "Know anyone who might, we may have some first-hand experience with some pylons that were modified to do so."


[General] Faerinn asks, "That's too bad. Can you refer me to a hand pylon craftsman that could?"

[General] Amos thinks, "If you wish to ask me some questions, I am in the Sleeping Dragon pub."

[General] Leafiara amiably thinks, "Excellent, we'll be there shortly."

[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 the Asben disk, the Towermen disk, the Syntharis disk, a tiny orange calico kitten, the Kethrain disk, the Kondus disk, the Yavs disk, the Kristtla disk, the Kippe disk, an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, the Bashrah disk, a large acorn, a sinuous bone white serpent that is sitting, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a sprightly solar spirit that is flying around, a ruffled long-winged falcon, a black-veined bone toothpick, a wild chokecherry, a rich chocolate brownie topped with a merlot glaze, a dead cricket, some speckled silvery lint, some fluffy orange lint, a traesharm berry, a rose-marrow potion, a bundle of wooden arrows, a steak and mushroom kabob, a traesharm berry, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, a silver-traced carved mahogany cart with some stuff on it, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: Lord Asben, Towermen, Cyrica who is sitting, Syntharis, Kondus, Kristtla, Kethrain, Lord Yavs, Sadiam who is sitting, Kippe, Master Bashrah, Quartermaster Tsarok, Urluluthc, Yukito

Leafiara says, "If anyone would like to go speak with Amos, join up."

Leafiara recites:

"Moving gin 5!"

Leafiara says, "In 5."

[travel]

Speaking to Leafiara, Asben asks, "Ya been drinkin?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Kippe asks, "Too much gin?"


Amos Answers

[Sleeping Dragon Pub]

A huge, elaborate wooden carving of a peacefully sleeping dragon stretches on the shelf behind the long, brass-railed bar from one end to the other, dominating the room. The pub is all dark wood and polished brass fixtures, and the cozy booths are upholstered in well-worn red leather that must have once been luxurious. You also see the Vaemyr disk, the Taulramil disk, the Berost disk and an elderly bartender.

Also here: Shimmerain, Ryjex, Vaemyr, Lord Umbazi, Master Taulramil, Berost, Stormyrain, Yakushi, Lord Thrassus, Lord Amos

Amos nods at Stormyrain.

Speaking sagely to Kippe, Leafiara says, "Always."s

[General] Arianiss asks, "Do these questions have to be about a particular subject?"

Speaking to Amos, Stormyrain greets, "Sir."

Amos says, "I am sorry for the recent news of your Marshal."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "Out of curiosity which clan of the giantkin favor rhimar? If I may ask, pardon my offense anyone."

Speaking politely to Amos, Leafiara greets, "Good eve."

Stormyrain clenches her jaw.

Stormyrain says, "Indeed. We are as well, thank you for the sentiment."

The bartender takes some silver from Faerinn.

The bartender hands a lemon gin fizz to Faerinn.

Speaking to Amos, Stormyrain asks, "Care for a cup of coffee?"

Faerinn offers Amos a lemon gin fizz.

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "As are we, but hopefully he will have time to get some help."

[General] Elphieya thinks, "I think many are finding themselves with a new interest in hand pylons after a rather....unfortunate evening a few nights past, Ari."

Speaking to Amos, Faerinn asks, "Or a gin?"

Stormyrain says, "Rum, whiskey..mead. I have those as well."

Amos peers quizzically at Taulramil.

Amos asks, "The Wsalamir?"

Stormyrain tips her silver pitcher slightly, and swirls of glittery light cascade from her pitcher down to her palm. In a brilliant flash of light, a mug appears in her hand.

Speaking curiously to Amos, Leafiara asks, "Have you had any success in purchasing this establishment as you wanted? Or progress toward it?"

Taulramil nods at Amos.

Amos accepts Faerinn's lemon gin fizz.

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "That is the name."

Amos says, "Progress, yes."

Amos nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara nods understandingly at Amos.

Amos says, "Soon the deal will be done, and onto the next."

Leafiara chuckles.

Amos says, "Please, let us address your concerns first and foremost."

Speaking approvingly to Amos, Leafiara says, "Ah, good, moving quickly. We could use a solid businessman like you in town, and less of ones we currently have like Stephos DeArchon."

Leafiara nods at Amos.

Amos says, "I am aware of what transpired the other eve."

[General] Arianiss exclaims, "This got so quiet now!"

Speaking to Faerinn, Stormyrain says, "I would not have pegged you for a gin type."

Amos starts chuckling at Leafiara!

Leafiara winks at Amos.

Speaking to Amos, Faerinn asks, "A shame about the acid though. Know any merchants who could do it?"

Vaemyr says, "Hard to not be aware, when a judge gets attacked."

Speaking to Amos, Umbazi says, "I imagine most of the town knows by now."

[General] Elphieya suggests, "You might want to go to the pub to continue the conversation."

Amos says, "DeArchon is not a horrible man. Not in all ways. But a man of business must still stand for something."

Leafiara agrees with Amos.

Amos says, "Otherwise you find yourself in business with the krolvin."

Amos shakes his head.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Faerinn says, "I'm not sure if there is a liquor I don't like."

[General] Arianiss thinks, "What conversation? ..and I'm busy weighing down this trap I accidentally stepped on."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Faerinn says, "But I'm most found of the Balefire whiskey in Mist Harbor."

Speaking to Amos, Kethrain asks, "Do ya 'ave any inclination of who may have da ability ta get such a weapon as was used in da courtroom?"

Leafiara speculates, "This matter with the hand pylons seems to me like a question for their creators, and anyone else they might be dealing with. They could be illegitimately dealing with someone and bypassing you... or the one who went rogue in the court could even be one of them."

Leafiara clarifies, "One of the creators, that is."

Amos says, "It is no surprise the hand-pylons were utilized in such a way. All weapons are simply a tool to be wielded, in some fashion. For defense, for gain, for harm..."

Speaking quietly to Faerinn, Stormyrain offers, "I fancy the brandy from Stone's office, myself. If nothing else he has good taste in liquor."

Amos says, "You have my committment that I shall use my resources and contacts to learn what I can of who is behind what occured in the court room."

Leafiara explains, "The surprise to us is that they seemed to shoot something other than the elemental essences. The ones used were... modified."

Leafiara nods appreciatively at Amos.

'Amos nods at Leafiara.

Speaking to Amos, Kethrain asks, "Ya gots yer ear ta da ground in yer type of bussiness, 'ave ya 'eard anythin?"

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "That is appreciated, any leads you could give would be welcome."

Speaking earnestly to Amos, Leafiara says, "We do appreciate it."

Leafiara smiles.

Roelon deeply says, "And skillfully used, fir sure."

Faerinn says, "The type of ammunition and the rate of fire were very impressive. Haven't seen anything like it."

Taulramil says, "I had no chance and I do not go out without a least one good swing."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr asks, "While we talk, I figured I'd ask if you also plan to be doing any work on pylons tonight?"

Speaking to his mocha suede gloves, Taulramil says, "Your should by pylons, just as dangerous."

Leafiara amusedly comments, "We can't get enough of 'em, that much is true."

Amos nods at Faerinn.

Amos says, "There always exists something never seen before."

Amos looks over at Vaemyr and shakes his head.

Faerinn asks, "True enough. Did you ever manage to touch base with the Black Hand?"

Vaemyr says, "Maybe another time then."

Amos says, "Not yet. In due time." [pretty sure that's a continued response to Vaemyr, not Faerinn]

Speaking to Faerinn, Vaemyr says, "Never hurts to ask."

Leafiara sympathetically says, "I can understand not working further with the pylons right at the beginning of ongoing investigations."

Speaking to Vaemyr, Faerinn says, "No judgment, I literally opened this evening asking for one to shoot acid."


Dock Dilemma

A slender woman in a dark blue cloak arrives, curls of bright blue hair falling out of the shadowy depths of her hood. She leans in and whispers to Amos then he nods to her and chuckles. The woman shrugs and slips off.

Vaemyr says, "True, I was just hoping to glimpse maybe some ways that the weapons we saw might have been modified."

Speaking to Amos, Umbazi asks, "She has nice hair. Who is she?"

Amos says, "Ah, one of my little fireflies."

Urluluthc says, "I'd love to get some hair like that."

Umbazi says, "You can on Mist Harbor."

Amos says, "Always fluttering about, pretty to look at, hard to catch."

Amos chuckles.

Umbazi nods at Amos.

Amos says, "She is worried about the security at your docks."

Amos says, "We have a ship arriving soon."

Kethrain says, "I don't blame her seeing as we had 3 ships explode."

Vaemyr says, "Hmm... we could assist if you like."

Amos nods at Kethrain.

Taulramil says, "Perhaps a patrol specific for the docks."

Amos asks, "Oh?"

Amos peers quizzically at Vaemyr.

Leafiara says, "Yes, though... the problem there wasn't at the docks per se."

Taulramil says, "My new house will be close enough."

Leafiara says, "They exploded while still out at sea, for reasons yet unknown."

Taulramil says, "Yeah."

Vaemyr says, "I mean there was a problem the other day with the ships being attacked, I'd prefer to be proactive if possible."

Taulramil says, "I saw that happen."

Faerinn says, "Considering the past few weeks yeah."

Vaemyr says, "I don't mind pulling a bit of guard duty while your ship comes in."

Speaking to Leafiara, Faerinn says, "Sabotage is known."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "I was on Thanatoph hunting down a giant and saw the ships in the bay go boom. Nothing seem to touch them."

Kethrain asks, "And what will we do if the same thing happens and we can't reach the ship in time?"

Speaking to Faerinn, Leafiara says, "Most likely... but there is the slim possibility of a setup."

Speaking to Faerinn, Taulramil says, "That or some sort of magical device."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara offers, "We can certainly move to the docks now if you'd like, or later as tonight's ship is expected."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "After all it's not much different than doing tasks assigned from the guild."

Faerinn says, "I suppose asking the militia to up patrols is out of the question with the current upheaval."

Leafiara says, "Cargo inspections do fall under militia jurisdiction."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Wolfloner says, "Perhaps some tribute to the Rooks will afford your ship safety while at the docks."

Amos says, "This weekend, it arrives."

Amos nods at Vaemyr.

Amos says, "I would welcome your aid then yes."

Kethrain says, "Trouble please don't drink all the rum."

Leafiara says, "Ah."

Leafiara says, "Quite some time to prepare, then."

Amos begins chuckling at Wolfloner!

Amos says, "I will not pay tribute to these 'Rooks.'"

Uskeye says, "Extortion, plain and simple."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "Probably wise, it might as just anger others as appease one."

Leafiara says, "It was the Rooks' ships that couldn't be protected, in any case, so... not much reasson to do so."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Wolfloner says, "At your own peril then."

Wolfloner nods at Amos.

Amos begins chuckling at Wolfloner!

Amos asks, "You're a Rook, I take it then?"

Amos peers quizzically at Wolfloner.

Amos smirks.

Speaking darkly to Amos, Wolfloner says, "Just advice."

Umbazi says, "I won't ask how you'll stop them, but I hope you have some plan."

Leafiara lightly says, "Only Pukk is one and he's not here tonight."


Chaos Concerns

Amos whispers something to Leafiara.

Kethrain says, "The Rooks like anyone else have their issues good and bad."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Wolfloner says, "You deem the docks unsafe. You may avail yourself of the Rooks services."

Faerinn says, "I guess someone is coming in and making them look bad."

Amos says, "I do not deem them unsafe."

Faerinn says, "And I can see why Mother would be mad about them. That's her job."

Leafiara whispers something to Amos.

Stormyrain distractedly says, "If you will all excuse me."

Faerinn says, "And dealing in blood marble now, no less."

Amos whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking to Amos, Kethrain asks, "So anything special on this ship that's incoming?"

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "Regardless, I'm sure myself and some other adventurers wouldn't mind helping out this weekend when the ship arives."

Leafiara rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Speaking to Vaemyr, Uskeye says, "Agreed."

Amos whispers something to Leafiara.

Amos nods at Kethrain.

Amos says, "Weapons."

Roelon deeply says, "Perhaps. More so for keepin' such cargo out of the wrong hands."

Leafiara whispers something to Amos.

Towermen says, "I like weapons."

Speaking to Amos, Kethrain says, "My kind of ship."

Leafiara whispers something to Amos.

Leafiara grins at Amos.

Amos whispers something to Leafiara.

Leafiara nods at Amos.

Leafiara whispers something to Amos.

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "Alright if you are making private deals for first dibs on premium goods, you'll need to share."

Uskeye says, "This is apparently a private discussion. I shall take my leave. Good night to all of you."

Thrassus asks, "I assume the weapons are of the common steel variety?" [Amos will come back to this in a bit]

Speaking to Vaemyr, Leafiara states, "No such thing, I assure. Though, trust me, if it were in my power to make hand pylons exclusive in the Landing I'd try to do just that."

Uskeye just went out.

Amos whispers something to Leafiara.

Berkana says, "Breaking up this party."

Speaking to Amos, Faerinn says, "I guess if you are needing more hands your pal Thadston could use some work now. Though I regret to say he's back on the bottle again."

Leafiara nods appreciatively at Amos.

Amos chuckles.

Amos asks, "Does Uskeye expect me to gossip about him loudly?"

Amos shrugs.

[General] Rimalon thinks, "As a recent stone statue, I do not find the status comfortable."

Leafiara ruefully says, "Yes... hopefully not too far lost in it yet."

Amos smirks.

Towermen says, "Yes."

Towermen says, "Would be more fun."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah hope nae more of those blasted hand devices."

Amos asks, "Perhaps you should share then, our thoughts?"

Amos peers quizzically at Leafiara.

[General] Elphieya sweetly suggests, "You should ask Triss. I'm sure she has some. Though I hear they don't work so well when they get wet...."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "I don't see why not--nothing to hide there."

Amos says, "I would not want ill rumors spread."

Speaking wryly to Amos, Leafiara says, "They tend to spread quickly regardless."

Leafiara says, "That said..."

[General] Kippe thinks, "You're having a diffcult go of things tonight."

Amos says, "I've not made the headlines of the Daily Darkstone, for which I seek to maintain such."

Amos smirks.

Speaking deeply to Amos, Roelon says, "Seems plenty of those already. Nae need to add to them ah guess."

Vaemyr says, "I can see the new Daily Darkstone headlines now..."

Leafiara grins at Amos.

Amos grins at Vaemyr.

Leafiara says, "Lord Amos here has offered to potentially fill the Marshal position temporarily in an uncertain time."

Towermen asks, "Towermen beat darkstone?"

[General] Rimalon thinks, "My whole existence is a "difficult go". I have to deal with a vengeful Feline AND you peanut gallery."

Amos says, "As for the weapons..."

Thrassus looks thoughtfully at Amos.

Amos nods at Thrassus.

Amos says, "They're for me."

Amos says, "Personally."

Thrassus nods understandingly.

Umbazi says, "The Darkstone makes things up--usually what it thinks people want to hear. I wouldn't mind if they would just label themselves a magazine of fiction."

Speaking to Leafiara, Faerinn says, "Well that was fast."

[General] Arianiss thinks, "I consider myself a walnut thank you..."

Leafiara reasons, "There's also the possibility that it will help bring Thadston back to himself, seeing his--rival? Friend? Whatever their relationship is, seeing Amos in such a role."

[General] Rimalon thinks, "She is staring at me again. If I do not make it tell Yukito he can have my--"

Amos says, "Rival."

Leafiara says, "Having said that, no decision has been made. I'll of course consult with the captains first."

Amos nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara nods at Amos.

[General] Roonie thinks, "I guess I would consider myself a tart.. no wait.. that has a different meaning."

Amos says, "I doubt he would call me a friend."

Kethrain says, "Or lead him further into his head and do something stupid."

Amos says, "I would break bread with him regardless."

Leafiara explains, "Seeing as part of our Thadston problems were his, well, rather poor efforts at working with his captains."

Amos says, "But some men wear the burden of the past heavier than others."

Leafiara nods slowly at Amos.

Leafiara says, "It wouldn't do to repeat the same process again, I think."

Leafiara shrugs.

[General] Kippe asks, "Yuki gets everything?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "It's not a terrible idea, certainly consult the captains, but you should also make sure to have general public support as well."

[General] Elphieya thinks, "That's what it sounded like to me. You all heard it."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara confesses, "I have to admit, I'd expected you'd be more interested in the other open council seat than this one." [we'll come back to this later]

[Realm] Yukito thinks, "Let me go and see if I can save that man from that cat.."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "I'm actually kinda interested in your skills now. I had you pinned more as a merchant."

Amos says, "I'm interested in serving, and temporarily at that."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara suggests, "Perhaps telling a story of why you're known as the Lion would give some reassurance."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Amos.

Amos says, "Perhaps a good tale for another night."

Amos says, "It is a good tale, but a bloody one."

[General] Kippe thinks, "Good luck with that."

Leafiara admits, "Those are some of this town's favorite kind."

Leafiara flashes a quick grin.

[General] Rimalon asks, "...Does anyone have any frog transmogrification wards or charms?"

Speaking to Amos, Kethrain says, "We live in Landing, we see this every day."

You nod knowingly at Kethrain.

Gherraltis says, "As of late it would seem like it's the town's ONLY kind."

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "You know us so well, probably how you got elected mayor."

Speaking lightly to Gherraltis, Leafiara says, "As of always."

Kethrain says, "It's why I voted for her."

[General] Kippe asks, "Have you been turned into a toad now, wizard?"

Amos says, "If anything, perhaps my name attached to the title invokes Thadston to...return to himself. Find a way."

[General] Elphieya concernedly thinks, "Is Triss okay? It sounds like she is having a very busy night. Try not to make her work too hard, Rimalon."

Amos says, "While the man and I do not agree on much of anything anymore, an absent Marshal fuels chaos in the streets."

Amos says, "Chaos is bad for citizens..."

Amos says, "...and business."

Amos grins.

Vaemyr says, "That is true..."

Leafiara says, "Well, it is something of a way of life around here, but I do know what you mean."

Kethrain says, "Ah dun think it will be dat easy... ahm tinkin Thaddy is gonna do sumthin stupid when he finds out ya been put in his shoes."

Amos says, "It is a way of life, because it is allowed to be."

Thrassus says, "I wouldn't object to this gentleman being Marshal, at least temporarily."

[General] Rimalon thinks, "Triss at least has the decency to turn me into a frog and not a bloody TOAD."

[General] Rimalon thinks, "... I also told her you said hello, Elphie. She meowed."

Taulramil says, "Interesting."

Leafiara says, "To be fair, Thadston's affliction was unforeseen and he did keep it under control for quite a while."

[General] Kippe thinks, "Triss truly has a kind heart."

Amos says, "Such is his way."

[General] Elphieya affectionately thinks, "I love that feline."

Amos says, "His addictions or inflictions rise to the forefront at the least opportune time."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Amos.

Kethrain asks, "Ah mean fer me, ah dun care so long as da town is bein looked afta, so if ya wants da job ya gots my vote if Leafi trusts ya then why shouldn't we eh?"

Leafiara says, "I'll get word to the captains and we'll decide from there. It's true we have unrest right now."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kethrain says, "Aye we do, but sumfin is tellin me its not da natives dats unruly, its others."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara acknowledges, "Your newness to the town might be a point of contention, though."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "So if you look to fill the position, might you answer a question for me? How do you suggest we deal with Malluch."

Speaking to Leafiara, Umbazi asks, "It doesn't seem questionable to you to think of putting in as Marshal a stranger who might have been connected to the courtroom attack, directly or indirectly?"

Amos shrugs at Leafiara.

Thrassus says, "It could also be considered a positive."

Leafiara says, "Not even necessarily with the captains--I don't claim to know their thoughts--but with other citizens and the militia."

Amos asks, "Malluch?"

Amos peers quizzically at Vaemyr.

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "That and how quickly such position is filled."

Vaemyr says, "Hmm I'm surprised you hadn't heard of him, I mean he's why Thadston was in the position he was."

Taulramil says, "And the pylons in the hands of assassins."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara asks, "Well, the question has come up rather quickly, but we do give the benefit of the doubt to our citizens, do we not?"

Amos says, "Oh, the blood boy."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "He's been gathering sacrifices for Grishom Stone."

Vaemyr nods at Amos.

Amos says, "Burdos's son."

Speaking to Leafiara, Umbazi says, "No, we don't. We are supposed to treat everyone fairly, not favorably."

Vaemyr says, "Aye that's him."

Speaking to Roelon, Kethrain asks, "Ta keep da position will let da others know dat we dun have things unda control, dat would allow dem to think dey can do as det please about da town, dey already robbed da gemshop whats next?"

Speaking curiously to Umbazi, Leafiara asks, "This after helping to escort Malluch's followers just on a claim?"

Amos asks, "I believe he has been pardoned, has he not?"

Vaemyr says, "Of his past crimes, he has yes."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "Yes, though that happened after the escort."

Amos says, "Then the will of the Mayor must be respected."

Amos nods.

Speaking deeply to Kethrain, Roelon says, "Is why ye hae captains. Town guards and other checks in place. But just mah observation."

Speaking to Leafiara, Umbazi says, "We were escorting sick people to a sanctuary after Thadston had, in your presence and mine, threatened to burn everyone in the camp, including sick people and children."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara says, "You believed you were doing so, based on Malluch's word. You didn't know it for certain."

Amos says, "There is a level of respect and command among the Mayor and Town Council, of which the Marshal is part of."

Amos nods at Leafiara.

Amos says, "If there is not, well, then there should be."

Speaking to Leafiara, Umbazi says, "No, we believed that based on Thadston's word."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara says, "And if Lord Amos were to be granted this position, it would be partly on the belief that he's had nothing to do with the pylon attacks."

Speaking to Umbazi, Faerinn says, "That's a fair point. We moved based on Thadston's actions beforehand."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara clarifies, "I'm saying you had no idea whether they were truly sick or truly civilians. They could well have all been golems, and fortunately for you they weren't."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "I was more curious on strategy of the threat Stone and the golems he's given Malluch pose to the town."

Umbazi asks, "They were citizens of the town. Is protecting town citizens from violence wrong these days?"

Speaking to Faerinn, Vaemyr says, "As terrible as it sounds, I do wonder a bit, if the siutation would have ended up a bit different that night with Stone, had we actually burned down the encampments."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara says, "That wasn't a known fact, only Malluch's claim. That's my point."

Kethrain asks, "Evertin we do is a risk, wakin up da mornin is a risk, if ya dun take em ya dun know what can 'appen.... what da worst dat can happen dat hasnt been done ta us already eh?"

'Amos says, "I had nothing to do with the pylon attack. I've no motive. It's arguably bad for business. I would rather buy everything you love and own, before attacking you from the shadows."

Amos chuckles.

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara says, "It's easy to say what was the right move in hindsight."

Speaking to Leafiara, Umbazi says, "And I was there when Thaston made his threats. As were you. That is MY point."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara says, "I'm not denying Thadston's threats."

Amos nods at Vaemyr.

Amos asks, "Truthfully?"

Vaemyr nods at Amos.

Faerinn says, "Right, because that would be pretty weird to do right after using them to have him removed."

Amos says, "Grishom Stone is a threat, yes, of course."

Amos says, "But the fractures within Wehnimer's Landing pose a more significant short term threat."

Amos says, "A divided people will be washed away in blood."

Leafiara says, "I don't think I could go so far as more significant, but certainly not to be overlooked."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "Good answer."

Amos says, "Fortunately, I am a man who enjoys prosperity and, occasionally, sharing it."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr asks, "Are you sure you aren't running for Mayor instead of asking to be tempory Marshal?"

Vaemyr smirks.

Amos begins chuckling at Vaemyr!

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara confesses, "Truthfully, even in Thadston's case, his new Landing citizenship at the time he became marshal ultimately turned into a problem. And that's despite a longer history with the town than yours, albeit not as a citizen."

Leafiara says, "So there are legitimate concerns."


Shanty Strong

Speaking to Amos, Faerinn asks, "Though how do you propose reuniting us?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "Thus why there would need to be public support before such appointment."

Kethrain says, "We got ta make us strong within da walls ta be strong outside da walls, ta show a strong structure, ta show dat we move on even doe we 'ad a bad break."

Amos says, "Prosperity."

Amos nods at Faerinn.

Kethrain says, "In short da house don't fall if da walls are strong."

Amos says, "Is part of it."

Amos says, "I was not yet ready to mention it..."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr asks, "Oh, gonna renovate Shanty Town next?"

Amos says, "But now it seems fitting."

Amos nods at Vaemyr.

Vaemyr ponders.

Amos says, "You can expect a full proposal for final approval for you and the council within the month."

Amos nods at Leafiara.

Gherraltis says, "Cheap property in Shanty Town. There's coin to be made there."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara asks, "Regarding a potential marshal appointment?"

Leafiara asks, "Or other matters of prosperity?"

Amos says, "No. Some renovations proposed, and fully funded, for Shantytown."

Leafiara says, "Ahh."

Leafiara nods at Amos.

Vaemyr says, "Interesting."

Vaemyr says, "That will certainly drum up some popular support."

Amos says, "I came to learn that, some funds still exist that were donated, but the witch's plague hurt the town's coffers deeply. Which is unfortunate."

Leafiara admits, "This sort of deal is exactly why I thought you would be more interested in Beldrin's vacated seat."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "Regardless, thank you. We could certainly use the aid."

Leafiara nods at Amos.

Amos asks, "Are you offering me such?"

Amos peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Faerinn says, "Reparations are inbound as well from the Fist."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "Not within my power, unless you were to run the idea past the council."

Leafiara says, "They select the candidates, of which I appoint one."

Leafiara nods at Amos.

Leafiara says, "And I believe Lady Alendrial has been working on such."

Amos nods.

Leafiara smiles.

Amos says, "Then we shall begin there."

Amos grins slowly.

Leafiara nods at Amos.

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "Regardless of what place you find on the council or not, you're certainly making waves even on your personal time."

Leafiara grins at Amos.


Bathing Break

A slender woman arrives, moving slowly through the pub and even once brushing past Asben, moving locks of pale green hair from her narrow elven face. She winks at Asben, then lets the cowl of her hood fall deeper over his face. She moves towards Amos and whispers something to him.

Amos holds his sides and lets out a rumbling belly laugh.

Amos nods.

Vaemyr asks, "Another of your fireflies?"

The slender woman slips away.

Faerinn asks, "So many. One for each color of the rainbow?"

Amos chuckles.

Speaking to Faerinn, Leafiara remarks, "A man of fine taste."

Amos says, "No. Only three."

Kethrain says, "Ah tink dat one gots an interest in dat fella."

Amos says, "She has informed me it is bathing time."

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

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "...oh, my."

Kethrain asks, "You or for da fella?"

Amos says, "It is as much fun for them as it is for me."

Speaking approvingly to Amos, Leafiara says, "Living the good liife."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "She is right, he looks very unkempt."

Speaking to Amos, Vaemyr says, "Sounds like a fine time for all then."

Amos nods.

Amos says, "We will all speak again soon."

Amos says, "Have a pleasant evening."

Amos bows.

Leafiara says, "Excellent, and doubtlesss you as well."

Lord Amos just went out.


Curious Conversation

Kethrain asks, "Ah gots a question fer ya, yer lil fireflies, ai am sure dey whisper in yer ear like lil birds eh?"

Taulramil says, "Hmm."

Leafiara acknowledges, "Didn't see that one coming."

Taulramil says, "Well."

Vaemyr asks, "Which part?"

Taulramil says, "I've learned some of the Landing politics tonight."

Leafiara says, "The marshal offer."

Berkana says, "Who poisoned the well this week..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kethrain says, "Dat one has udder agendas on his mind Mayor."

Faerinn says, "Not sure what qualifies him for council when he can't even bathe himself."

Leafiara says, "Steward of the Guilds seems so much more applicable for his case."

Gherraltis asks, "With fireflies... who WOULD bathe themselves?"

Speaking to Gherraltis, Vaemyr says, "Most of us were probably a little jealous there."

Speaking to Gherraltis, Kethrain says, "Does fireflies see ereyting dats goin on in dis town and dey fer sure let him know."

Leafiara says, "He did tell me he has decades of military experience with armies both imperial and not imperial, but his... newness in town is a tough hurdle."

Speaking deeply to Faerinn, Roelon asks, "Well, officials usually make others do the dirtu work nae?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "He's right though, having the marshal seat empty is only going to cause more distress."

Gherraltis says, "That you can be sure of. It's always nice to have the well informed on your side though."

Leafiara clarifies, "That last part is what I'm saying, not what he was saying, obviously."

Leafiara says, "Any remaining traces of the Warcats who had a problem with Thadston would probably take even bigger issue with Amos, I suspect."

Thrassus says, "Look at it this way, his newness makes him unbeholden to any of the factions in town."

Kethrain says, "Da question would be, whos side."

Speaking to Thrassus, Leafiara says, "That is true as well."

Vaemyr says, "Yeah I feel like he'd need to prove himself in the capacity of Marshal, and there could still be issues."

Faerinn says, "He seems to have a problem with cats."

Thrassus says, "Besides, it is a temporary appointment."

Leafiara says, "Certainly I of all people can't be one to say that being relatively new in town should exclude someone from power."

Leafiara says, "Though... that said, mayoral seats are done by popular vote while the marshal is another matter."

Faerinn says, "A temporary appointment to a temporary appointment."

Speaking to Leafiara, Umbazi asks, "I thought that you could not be sure of anything, if anything a person said was true. If that is so, then why do you assume that what Amos says is true?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Kethrain says, "We not sayin dat, ya proved yer self time an again."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara says, "I don't. I'm just reiterating what he said."

Speaking to Leafiara, Umbazi says, "But you seem to be assuming that he might be a capable Marshal."

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "I can say something, he's smart, I'm still out on whether I fully trust him or not, but if he truly is helping the town, I'd want him on my side."

Speaking to Leafiara, Umbazi says, "I would like to know more of his qualifications than his say-so. That's all."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah good night to ye all."

Speaking to Umbazi, Kethrain says, "He may be dat, may not but we gots ta see if he can 'andle da job in mah opinon."

Taulramil says, "Interesting night."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "Seems all the Marshalls come to a bad end. Best to select someone you are not all that fond of."

Kippe awkwardly offers, "Rest well, everyone."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara asks, "You and I seem to clash often, but I have to admit, on this point I really don't understand. How can it be an assumption to say someone *might* be something?"

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "In that light Amos seems an excellent selection."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "Cannot imagine anyone being very fond of him."

Lord Umbazi just went out.

Kethrain asks, "Did ya vote fer Leafi ta be Mayor?"

Kethrain says, "He left."

Leafiara slowly says, "And there goes Umbazi, not having answered that one."

Speaking to Wolfloner, Vaemyr says, "Not a terrible thought, perhaps appoint him, with some reigns for easier removal in case he goes of the rails."

Leafiara says, "If I said decisively that Amos would be a good marshal, I'd understand the objection. Instead I'm raising several potential problems with the idea."

Leafiara says, "He just thinks I'm not raising *enough* of them, apparently."

Kethrain says, "Was just gonna ask da fella if he did vote fer ya Mayor what made him tink ya would be a good mayor."

Faerinn says, "Probably voted for Xorus."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner asks, "If something bad did happen to Amos would anyone really care?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "I mean you are the one who has to answer to the public, so it's just something to be careful with."

Thrassus says, "It's not like there are hordes of candidates to choose from at the moment."

Faerinn says, "Amos or Malluch."

Speaking to Wolfloner, Leafiara says, "Doubtful. He's too new to have that kind of... rallying around him."

Speaking to Wolfloner, Vaemyr says, "Depends if it's before or after I get some modifications done on my pylon...."

Faerinn says, "With two seats."

Vaemyr says, "Before, I'd care."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "Make one of the Captains the Marshall."

Speaking to Wolfloner, Leafiara says, "I'd love to, but they seem uninterested."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "Tell Amos to kick boulders."

Speaking to Wolfloner, Towermen says, "I'm the marshall now."

Leafiara musingly says, "Maybe this will change their mind, though."

Faerinn says, "Good night. I'm going to bed."

Xorus says, "Unlikely."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kethrain says, "Ahm saprised Daccor 'asnt asked fer da position."

Faerinn says, "Draccor is already cunstable."

Kethrain says, "So he says."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "That is another good choice. No one would care if something happened to him."

Speaking to Kethrain, Leafiara says, "Well... yeah, I know what ya mean. I think his constable thing is just him blowing smoke and he doesn't actually want responsibility."

Faerinn says, "Oh, he is. Certifiably."

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "Honestly when he asked to be made Marshal I kinda regreted Pukk not being here to immediately follow, 'Oh make me Marshal!'"

With a daring leap, the orange calico kitten launches itself from atop a brass-railed bar! It deftly and silently lands on the floor on all four feet, looking quite pleased with itself.

Speaking to a tiny orange calico kitten, Kethrain says, "Are ya gonna get me dat drink yet Trouble, ya seem ta be hoppin on da bar a lot."

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "Definitely some things to ponder, part of the reason I proposed helping with his incoming ship though, was to learn more about the man."

Vaemyr says, "So maybe we'll know more this weekend."

Leafiara says, "I don't see any reason not to help with the ship, at least. That much is an easy decision."

Kethrain says, "Ahm interested in wha is on da ship."

Vaemyr says, "He said weapons."

Vaemyr says, "His weapons."

Kethrain says, "Aye he did."

Leafiara says, "Makes sense, since he's trying to own Dragonsclaw Arms."

Kethrain says, "But wha kind is my question."

Leafiara says, "And working toward such."

Vaemyr says, "Thus making me even MORE interested in 'helping' him so I get a nice good look."

Thrassus says, "He said common steel ones."

Speaking to Thrassus, Kethrain says, "Ya really tink he gonna tell of us wha is on dat ship."

Thrassus says, "He's likely bringing them in to ship them south for sale."

Vaemyr says, "We'll see."

Leafiara says, "Ships are inspected by the militia upon arrival."

Vaemyr says, "And if we're helping guard things, we should all get nice good views."

Leafiara says, "Slipping something past them needs... well, strategically, it needs a distraction or hidden cargo holds or some such."

Thrassus says, "Be well, all."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kethrain says, "Or be da one in charge of da malitia."

Speaking slowly to Kethrain, Leafiara says, "Interesting point."

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "Plus, I totally suspect our anti-everybody group to potentially try to steal stuff from that ship."

Speaking musingly to Kethrain, Leafiara says, "A conflict of interest."

Leafiara says, "To conduct business but also run the organization keeping business in line..."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "A little outside the boxes thinking would serve you well. You already have the resources you need to 'inspect' the ship's cargo."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kethrain says, "Perhaps, as ah said, eryne got an agenda of der own to fill."

Vaemyr says, "Alright I'm gonna go ponder some things and get some sleep myself."

Vaemyr says, "Good night everyone."

Kethrain says, "Ah tink ahma wanda off to da tower and put mah picks ta work."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kethrain says, "Rest well dis night Mayor ma'am."

Leafiara says, "Alright. Many great points have been raised tonight and I do thank everyone for their thoughts."

Leafiara says, "Rest well, everyone. We'll see what happens."

Faerinn says, "I'm going to bed. For real this time."

Leafiara says, "I doubt we'll have a new marshal that quickly. Hopefully he takes my advice and proceeds to Steward of the Guilds instead."

Leafiara says, "At least that makes some sense."


Marshal Musings

(two nights later)

[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 spotted great horned owl that is flying around, the Kelstien disk, the Opalina disk, the Laja disk, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, the Aurili disk, the Kobane disk, a great white wolf, the Razanetika disk, some ambrominas leaf, some basal moss, the Voltung disk, a small rose, the Claptron disk, a rose-marrow potion, a large acorn, an ayanad crystal, some curly pink lint, some matted silvery lint, some furry silvery lint, some prickly black lint, some bizarre lavender lint, some prickly lavender lint, some wolifrew lichen, some haphip root, some aloeas stem, a white flask, some ambrominas leaf, some ambrominas leaf, a large acorn, a large acorn, a rock crystal, a rose-marrow potion, a roan hide armband, a rose-marrow potion, some wolifrew lichen, a rose-marrow potion, a rose-marrow potion, some wolifrew lichen, some wolifrew lichen, some wolifrew lichen, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, a silver-traced carved mahogany cart with some stuff on it, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: Yardie, Chaoswynd, Kelstien, Nochternus, Lightweaver Opalina, Stormyrain, Uskeye who is sitting, Syntharis, Lord Tanthallas, Great Lord Siggurd, Sockmo, Laja, Hapenlok, Aurili, High Lord Kobane, Razanetika, Mayor Leafiara, Voreain, Lord Nordred, Voltung, Claptron

Speaking curiously to Stormyrain, Leafiara asks, "Oh, captain, before I forget... I asked this to Shinann too, but there have been several periods of months before where Thrayzar or Thadston were away for various reasons and the two of you maintained order, right?"

Speaking softly to Uskeye, Missandai asks, "Oh.. Are you busy?"

Speaking to Missandai, Uskeye says, "Busy being with you."

Speaking quietly to Sockmo, Kobane says, "Hap's ah Fire Mage."

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain asks, "Did the town burn down, suddenly fall apart, or become overrun with invaders?"

Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest.

Speaking flatly to Stormyrain, Chaoswynd asks, "Yes. All of the above. Didn't you notice?"

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara clarifies, "Not that I know of. I'm just asking if Thrayzar was really as away as he sometimes seemed."

Chaoswynd appears to be struggling to keep a straight face.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Stormyrain can offer Leafiara only a blank expression.

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "He was away and captured during that time."

Stormyrain says, "So yes, he was 'really away'."

Speaking quietly to Stormyrain, Elphieya says, "Sounds like an average Volnes for the Landing."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara asks, "Right... but wasn't he also away during much of Dennet's time here?"

Stormyrain nods faintly at Elphieya.

Leafiara flusteredly says, "Maybe I should just get to my point."

Leafiara coughs.

Stormyrain can offer Leafiara only a blank expression.

Razanetika whispers something to Kobane.

Kobane whispers something to Razanetika.

Tythis says, "Thats what the fletcher said."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "I'm saying... I think the town council is looking for candidates for the marshal spot, but I'm considering what to do if they can't find good ones."

Stormyrain says, "If you're asking if the militia can be managed in the absence of an Interim Marshal, my answer is it has been before, it's been managed during times that the Interim Marshal was not---available...and it will be again."

Leafiara nods at Stormyrain.

Hapenlok says, "Well, even before that, the former Marshal used to go on his many scouting expeditions, as well. He knew he could rely on the captains."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Hapenlok says, "Or what you said."

Hapenlok grins slowly.

Razanetika whispers something to Kobane.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "And I trust in you, and my concern is whether you think it's worth putting out a public message so that everyone else knows this too."

Stormyrain says, "Yes, Hap has a point. Even Thadston left us in charge while he jetted off to scout for sign of Disean."

Kobane whispers something to Razanetika.

Leafiara says, "I'm not sure the average citizen keeps up with militia affairs enough to know that we're not exactly in an emergency crisis right now."

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "Grishom Stone is on our doorstep. We're not safe, at all."

Stormyrain says, "But--in terms of actual immediate threat, we're somewhat calm yes."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Well, yes, but no more unsafe than usual."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Stormyrain.

Razanetika whispers something to Kobane.

'Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Amos had already offered to run for the marshal spot, which seems incredibly hasty for... well, many reasons."

Kobane whispers something to Razanetika.

Stormyrain asks, "And it is not as if the Captains have not banded together in order to manage invasions in the past---he what?"

Stormyrain can offer Leafiara only a blank expression.

Speaking confusedly to Leafiara, Hapenlok asks, "Who's ....Amos?"

'Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "...well, he did."

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Razanetika whispers something to Kobane.

Stormyrain says, "I have seen this merchant exactly twice. And know nothing about him."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "A new merchant and citizen in town who owns the hand pylon markett."

Kobane whispers something to Razanetika.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Yeah, it seemed out of nowhere."

Razanetika whispers something to Kobane.

Stormyrain says, "I would ask that before that happens the militia Captains be given opportunity to get to know him and work with him prior to him being given that kind of power over our defenses."

Leafiara says, "I'm just trying to think of all of our citizens, in case any of them are feeling the same thing he was saying, that not having a marshal is spreading doubts and fears."

Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest.

Leafiara nods at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain snorts!

Speaking suddenly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Oh, no, don't worry, I told him that if anything he should try for Beldrin's seat."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "And that I'd have to consult with the captains first, either way."

Speaking to herself, Stormyrain mutters, "If them not having an official Marshal strikes fear they have no idea what the Marshal does, or doesn't, do."

Shinann just arrived.

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "You know, this town spent many years without much of a standing militia.except whatever ad hoc protection the adventuring citizens provided."

Leafiara grins wryly at Stormyrain.

Shinann glances around the area.

Stormyrain kisses Shinann tenderly on the cheek.

Shinann smiles at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Yeah, I know what you mean, but--well, you know, sometimes people are unreasonable."

Leafiara turns toward Shinann and renders a sharp hand salute.

Speaking bluntly to Shinann, Stormyrain asks, "Evening. Amos wants to be the new Marshal. How are you?"

Shinann says, "Evening."

Shinann raises an eyebrow in Stormyrain's direction.

Speaking quietly to Razanetika, Kobane says, "Yah nah s'posed t'be faster than me."

Chaoswynd gazes in amusement at Stormyrain.

Shinann asks, "Who is that?"

Razanetika whispers something to Kobane.

Speaking amusedly to Stormyrain, Chaoswynd says, "Subtle."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "He's a new citizen and merchant who owns the hand pylon market."

Speaking to Shinann, Stormyrain states, "The merchant that does hand pylon work. Large fellow. Brutish in looks. Nice enough, has a lot of girlfriends."

Hapenlok says, "And I remember once, when Grishom Stone was... just a mere purveyor of goods, and we almost made him a mayor, once."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Still, I'm glad you're here."

Tersheah says, "I need to hunt."

Shinann chuckles.

Hapenlok says, "So, hand pylons...."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "As I was telling our other captain, I *think* the town council is looking for marshal candidates now, but I've been thinking about what to do if they can't find any."

Uskeye says, "Ah. Both Captains. I feel EXTRA safe right now."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Nominate me."

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "Why has the Council not asked the Captains for any input."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "I wanted to make a public statement that the two of you have held down the fort before in the absence of a marshal and can do it again."

Sareyna set her toy monkey on the ground and gives it a slight push. With a series of clinks and clanks, the toy monkey gives a loud metallic screech, lopes across the ground toward Stormyrain, and scampers up to her shoulder! The toy monkey quickly picks through Stormyrain's hair then scampers back to the ground. With a final screech the monkey goes silent and ceases moving. Sareyna quickly retrieves it.

Stormyrain blinks.

Sareyna snickers.

Stormyrain can offer Sareyna only a blank expression.

Speaking thoughtfully to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "That's a good question. Maybe I should write them about that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "Or mayhaps I should."

Kobane whispers something to Razanetika.

Leafiara nods at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain says, "Or Shinann."

Speaking earnestly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "I'd appreciate that deeply."

Stormyrain says, "Who is often less..abrasive in her phrasing."

Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest.

Shinann nods.

Leafiara blinks at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Missandai, Uskeye says, "That was fast."

Leafiara glances between Stormyrain and Shinann.

Speaking softly to Uskeye, Missandai says, "I ran like the wind."

Leafiara acts puzzled.

Tersheah says, "If I die, I'm in the fire cats."

Speaking to Shinann, Stormyrain says, "Or both of us."

Shinann chuckles.

Speaking to Shinann, Stormyrain says, "You can play good Captain. I will play bad Captain."

Shinann says, "We can."

Yardie says, "That Tersheah's an interesting person."

Leafiara grins at Shinann.

Stormyrain leans against the tree, taking a momentary rest.

Shinann asks, "Oh?"

Speaking seriously to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "I like this idea a lot."

Stormyrain says, "Yes, you can plea to their softer side and I'll bring the warhammer."

Stormyrain shrugs at Shinann.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "I'm surprised, but... I really couldn't ask for anything better."

Leafiara grins at Stormyrain.

Shinann nods.

Stormyrain grins at Shinann.

Stormyrain adopts an agreeable expression.


Shinann blinks at Stormyrain.

Speaking awkwardly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Captain, I--I know well, when it comes to matters of town defense you're probably the most respected person in town other than maybe Sir Cryheart."

Speaking earnestly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "So, truly, a letter like that would mean a lot from you."

Stormyrain nods faintly at Leafiara.

Shinann nods.

Stormyrain says, "I will write the Council in the next few days."

Shinann says, "I agree."

Leafiara gives a sigh of relief.

Leafiara earnestly says, "Oh, that's great news."

Leafiara smiles quietly to herself.

Leafiara slowly empties her lungs.

Shinann leans against an old well.

Yardie asks, "I take it there's to be more shenanigans?"

Leafiara closes her eyes for a moment.

Shinann slowly empties her lungs.

Hapenlok asks, "So, where'd this pylon dealer hail from, originally?"

Speaking to Yardie, Stormyrain asks, "I mean... there's clearly a snowball fight happening. I'm not sure what other type of shenanigans you'd like?"

Speaking uncertainly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "...somewhere in the Empire, I believe, though I don't remember. He says he's served in Imperial armies before, though, but seems to dislike the Empire now."

Shinann ponders.

Hapenlok says, "I mean, if he's from Mestanir? I'll just recommend we have him killed."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Or at very least has no love of Malwind."

Hapenlok asks, "Because the last merchant who came from there, who came into a position of importance?"

Hapenlok says, "Was Grishom Stone."

Hapenlok says, "Well, at any rate."

Shinann asks, "Why does he think we would want a complete stranger running our militia?"

Speaking surprisedly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Oh, so that's what others meant when they were bringing that up to me before."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Well, he has some... rather hasty concerns about too much chaos flourishing without a marshal."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Hasty in my opinion, anyway."

Speaking wryly to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And gee, I thought I had an original thought."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Which was my point, that we've gotten by just fine with the two of you before."

Stormyrain states, "Chaos is a way of life, this is the Frontier..not the Empire."

Stormyrain shrugs.

Speaking surprisedly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Yeah, that's almost exactly what I said to him too."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "That does not mean we want him."

Leafiara quotes, "It's a way of life around here."

Leafiara says, "My exact words, I think." [slightly off, but hey]

Leafiara chuckles.

Tythis says, "Its sorta the frempire."

Leafiara nods at Shinann.

Shinann says, "I do not know why he thinks we would want him."

Hapenlok says, "Here's my honest opinion, you could do worse than the two captains here as potential Marshals."

Leafiara says, "Well, he is a very new citizen. Maybe he just made the offer without thinking it through."

Shinann says, "I do not want to be that."

Shinann shakes her head.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Oh, I'd appoint Stormyrain immediately if she wanted it."

Leafiara grins at Stormyrain.

Shinann nods at Leafiara.

Hapenlok mischievously says, "I mean, other than myself...."

Speaking curiously to Leafiara, Kippe asks, "Does he seem the type to offer without thinking about it?"

Sareyna says, "Gee all I do is disappoint Stormy."

Stormyrain's eyes glaze over as she stares, unfocused, into the distance.

Speaking hurriedly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "I doubt you do. I'm just saying, hypothetically."

Shinann shifts her weight.

Stormyrain can offer Chaoswynd only a blank expression.

Chaoswynd grins slowly at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "It might be because of his decades of miitary experience that he just thinks he's a good fit."

Hapenlok says, "I'm kidding, of course. My kind of leadership ability, or lack thereof, is suited for a squadron of men and women, not a whole army."

Leafiara says, "But I'll say this, Kethrain made a perfect argument about why Amos can't be it."

Leafiara says, "He's establishing merchant operations, but the militia keeps business honest with its ship inspections."

Leafiara says, "So there would be a huge conflict of interest to do both."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "Xorus thought he was a good fit for mayor... I mean...."

Shinann clears her throat.

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Shinann.

Stormyrain snorts derisively at Chaoswynd!

Shinann says, "His ego will not make him Marshal."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Anyway, captain... positions of power aside, you're a Landing hero in any capacity."

Leafiara grins at Stormyrain.

Sareyna says, "An ego is a terrible thing to waste."

Shinann grins at Sareyna.

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "Thank you. But I am just another citizen who puts the good of the Landing above personal safety at times. There are many of us, it's why we still stand."

Tythis says, "A monk would say.....let go of my ego."

Leafiara grins sheepishly at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain says, "I just have lived here a very long time."

Stormyrain looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Speaking quietly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Well... I suppose, sure. But you're an inspiration to me, at least."

Kittai says, "All the people I know are here tonight."

Kippe gazes at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain inclines her head.

Stormyrain gives a sidelong glance at Kippe.

Speaking to Kippe, Stormyrain says, "What."

Speaking quietly to Kittai, Kobane says, "She's fallen asleep standin'."

Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest.

Stormyrain leans against the tree, taking a momentary rest.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Kippe repeats, "A very long time."

Kittai says, "I'm guilty of that plenty."

Kittai asks, "What'd I do now?"

Speaking to Kippe, Stormyrain says, "That's what I said."

Speaking quietly to Kittai, Kobane says, "Ah think we all are."

Sareyna says, "Hey Kitts no pinchbacks."

Speaking simply to Stormyrain, Kippe says, "I'm agreeing with you."

Shinann ponders.

Speaking dryly to Stormyrain, Kippe says, "I know you're not accustomed to that."

Leafiara gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Stormyrain smirks at Kippe.

Speaking to Kippe, Leafiara confides, "You are way braver than I am."

Shinann nods.

Kippe rolls his eyes at Leafiara.

Shinann glances around the area.

Stormyrain gives a sidelong glance at Leafiara.

Leafiara raises her hands toward Stormyrain in surrender!

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "He's also lived here a very long time."

Leafiara suddenly says, "Oh, that explains that then."

Stormyrain nods faintly.

Speaking amusedly to Stormyrain, Chaoswynd murmurs, "That's not why she's saying he's braver."

Stormyrain says, "I think we've known each other going on several decades now."

Leafiara nods slowly at Stormyrain.

Kippe smirks at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Stormyrain says, "Oh I know why, but it helps to understand that there is significant..history between the two of us."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Kippe says, "It seems longer than that."

Chaoswynd nods in agreement at Stormyrain.

Kippe kisses Stormyrain tenderly on the cheek.

Speaking bluntly to Kippe, Stormyrain says, "Doesn't it though."

Stormyrain smiles at Kippe.

Shinann says, "I have never argued with Stormyrain..."

Speaking softly to Uskeye, Missandai says, "Let's go now."

Shinann glances at Leafiara.

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Shinann.

Speaking to Shinann, Stormyrain says, "We share our differences in opinion, but there's never a need for argument because there's mutual respect."

Shinann says, "Maybe some people get her riled up more than others."

Speaking flusteredly to Shinann, Leafiara says, "I mean, I try not to. She gets real scary real quick."

Stormyrain raises her eyebrow, the dark bloodjewel half-ring set within only enhancing her skeptical expression.

Speaking hurriedly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Er, um, no offense."

Chaoswynd chuckles to himself.

Stormyrain carefully looks herself over.

Shinann smiles at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Leafiara grins sheepishly.

Shinann shakes her head.

Stormyrain simply says, "I'm just a sylvan bardess."

Chaoswynd folds his arms over his chest.

Speaking sagely to Stormyrain, Kippe agrees, "Disagreement without argument. That's hard to find."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Stormyrain.

Chaoswynd quietly murmurs, "...not saying a word..."

Shinann glances dubiously at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Kippe, Stormyrain asks, "Isn't it though?"

Sareyna says, "I'm just me, I can't sing for fear of popping eardrums."

Stormyrain grins at Sareyna.

Shinann begins chuckling at Sareyna!

Leafiara snickers.

Shinann says, "I thought that was me."

Stormyrain offers, "I can pop eardrums..and heads?"

Leafiara casts her eyes upward, begging Tilamaire to assist Sareyna.

Leafiara snickers.

Speaking to Sareyna, Kippe observes, "You're one of a kind."

Sareyna says, "And sundry other body parts thats what badas I mean bardesses do."

Sareyna says, "I heard."

Hapenlok says, "Well, I've got some letters to write."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I'm still putting quill to parchment in that regard."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Hapenlok.

Hapenlok says, "I'll probably be back out tomorrow."

Hapenlok says, "Good night everyone."

[about half an hour later...]

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kobane says, "Ah'm about t'go home an'rustle up some bandits if yah want in."

Razanetika whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking sheepishly to Kobane, Leafiara says, "Can't, I'm delivering something to the captain in a moment... but thanks."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kobane says, "If there's anythin' at all Icemule Trace can do t'help, please let me know."

Speaking cheerfully to Kobane, Leafiara exclaims, "Noted!"

Speaking to Kobane, Leafiara asks, "That's right, you're on the council there, no?"

Kobane nods once at Leafiara.

Leafiara musingly says, "I think I'm friends with every single Icemule council member."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Razanetika says, "He's also the commander for the Guard now."

Leafiara says, "Sure wish I could say that of Landing council members."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kobane says, "Ah also took over control of th'Town Guard, yes."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kobane says, "Seems t'be ah lot more dramatic personalities here."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Razanetika says, "That's not exactly true.. he was voted in as the new commander."

Speaking wryly to Kobane, Leafiara says, "Ain't that the truth."

Speaking approvingly to Kobane, Leafiara exclaims, "Quite an accomplishment then!"

Speaking appreciatively to Leafiara, Kobane says, "Yah too kind, thankyah."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kobane says, "Luck with yah letters, Lady Mayor."

Speaking to Kobane, Leafiara exclaim, "And good luck with your endeavors as well!"

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kobane says, "Tryin' t'get th'town gates repaired."

Speaking teasingly to Kobane, Leafiara says, "Hopefully more success with that than getting ours fixed."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kobane says, "At least yer guard doesn't fall asleep on shift."

Speaking surprisedly to Kobane, Leafiara says, "Oh, but he does."

Kobane quietly says, "All they do, drink an'sleep."

Leafiara says, "Yup, Sleepy spends lots of time at Helga's..."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kobane says, "Ah don' know how many times ah've seen Rex pass out at th'gate after hours at th'Nightowl."

Leafiara offers Stormyrain an ivory parchment.

Stormyrain accepts Leafiara's ivory parchment.

Leafiara grins sheepishly at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain inclines her head.

Voreain says, "Having a rough time getting there."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Two letters in there. One personal, one is on Amos, but--I think we covered the latter already..."

Stormyrain nods faintly.

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "Thank you."

Placing one foot behind the other, Leafiara drops into a respectful curtsy, a swirl of glimmering cherry red hues surrounding her body.

Speaking sincerely to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "No... thank you."

Kiwoeachi says, "I can calm the beasts we happen upon, should help."

Leafiara smiles at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain says, "It is my honor to serve the Landing, and its Mayors."

Stormyrain tucks a piece of ivory parchment into a small pocket inside of her ebon lambskin jacket.

Leafiara nods slowly.

Stormyrain says, "Always. Even when the Mayor was the damned Bat."

Stormyrain's eyes glaze over as she stares, unfocused, into the distance.

Leafiara chuckles.

Stormyrain flashes a quick grin.

Stormyrain says, "Merry eve, all."

Speaking amusedly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "...didn't see that one coming."

Gherraltis says, "That should help more."

Stormyrain winks at Leafiara.

Leafiara wishes, "Rest well."

Stormyrain just went east.