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Latest revision as of 21:21, 3 December 2019

Phoenatos 7-8, 5119

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Blood rain heralds a sudden infestation of sore-covered and pus-covered rats and rodents rampaging through the streets! And then undead goblins, trolls, and orcs at the gates! Then massive troglodytes from the forest! Then bleakworms burrowing from underground! Then plague! Then the fissures release antimagic mist! Then dispelling waves ripple through the air! Then robed goblin bloodshamans! Then hot air! Then flying rocks!
  • As defenders successfully repel the many threats in an extended battle, Pylasar joins in toward the end, bringing purple lightning down upon Raznel's creatures. After the chaos comes to a close, he lands near Moot Hall, where purple smoke is coming out of his mouth and ears.
  • Everyone's just in time for the arrival of Chrysamber, who Pylasar shyly greets from behind Cryheart. He checks about no spear and she says she's not hunting yet. He says she read all of his letter; she says yes, even the third page; he asks if that's why she's come and she whispers something to him that makes him sigh. He looks around as if noting something, then shakes hands with Chrysamber, thanks her for coming, and skips off.
  • Chrysamber tells the crowd she'll need to evaluate Pylasar and that if what he wrote is true, it'll test him further and require further exploration of his memories, posing dangers. She asks if all are set to brave it with him, but various people affirm that they are, with Cruxophim saying he's seen worse; she says he will. She says it's interesting that he has such aid, calling it "Compelling. Almost."
  • She reviews the three page letter Pylasar sent, reading them to herself, and sends the third one vanishing into thin air with a smile. She says it's been set into motion and we'll speak again, then vanishes with a POP.
  • Afterward Mayor Lylia addresses the crowd regarding the previous night when Thadston spoke with her and militia captains Stormyrain and Shinann. She says he wished to convey a message and did so privately, but she feels it is important to make it public: "We are not fighting one another, but the blight." She says she has not always seen that clearly and owes all an apology for that, having heard the pleas to do something but not having heard them with equal grace and civility. She asks people to seek answers to the problem how they may, depending on their talents, and thanks them for their defense of the Landing.


Highlights

Pukk quietly says, "Now, if you watch closely you will see the ancient and mysterious Cryheart walk....it's a very slow movement so you have to pay attention."
Shinann can offer Pukk only a blank expression.
Speaking quietly to Shinann, Pukk says, "No, no, no...Sir Shiny...not me."
Shinann says, "I know what you said..."
Faennian asks, "We expecting danger?"
Cryheart says, "With blood rain...that is an ominous sign."
Elkiros says, "Danger's my middle name."
Pukk quietly says, "It only rains blood when somebody is going to die."
The coppery barn owl hoots at Pukk.
Pukk quietly says, "Even Owlie agrees."
Pukk quietly says, "Wait..."
Pukk quietly asks, "Owlie you agree?"
Pukk quietly exclaims, "Somebody is going to die!!"
Elkiros asks, "Aw man, is it time for everyone in town to die all at once again?"
Elkiros says, "I'm gettin' out of here."
Leafiara nonchalantly replies, "Potentially."
Lord Elkiros just went west.
Chamorr heartily says, "Thought his name was danger."
Cryheart tips his head back and empties a bottle of amber cream ale down his gullet!
Cryheart blinks his eyes a few times as though just realizing he is rather drunk.
Cryheart drunkenly says, "I shall pass on extra."
Evia asks, "Uh...how did Cryheart become drunk?"
Cryheart drunkenly says, "Timing."
Cryheart says, "Drank wine...then Zoso gave me ale."
Pukk quietly exclaims, "A drunk Cryheart might actually get us there faster!"
Cryheart drunkenly says, "Pink rolton."
Cryheart blinks oddly a few times.
Evia says, "At least he only said pink rolton, and not pink bloomers."
Cryheart drunkenly says, "Ale after wine."
Cryheart says, "Owly will hold me up."
(OOC) XYZ's player whispers, "Kenstrom would have a field day."
The light scraping of claws heralds the arrival of a huge sore-covered rat!
A giant pus-covered rodent waddles in.
Speaking to Raelee, Xorus says, "If those are the rats, I would hate to see the cats."
A giant pus-covered rodent tries to bite a gypsy fortuneteller!
AS: +382 vs DS: +215 with AvD: +39 + d100 roll: +78 = +284
... and hits for 109 points of damage!
Wild upward slash removes the gypsy fortuneteller's face from her skull!
Interesting way to die.
The fortuneteller falls dead to the ground.
Pukk's attempt to search the gypsy fortuneteller is foiled when she deftly engages his wrist and nearly breaks it.
Suddenly several men appear from out of the shadows looking very angry.  One of them cries, "Get away from her!" and the men surround the fortuneteller shoving you down in the process.  With great speed and care, they carry away the fortuneteller leaving you wondering what just happened.  Realization strikes you that they must have been gypsies!  You think it might be wise to check your pockets.
A giant pus-covered rodent claws at a Wehnimer's runner!
AS: +373 vs DS: +225 with AvD: +41 + d100 roll: +35 = +224
... and hits for 43 points of damage!
Fast slash to the Wehnimer's runner's neck exposes her windpipe.
Quick anatomy lesson, anyone?
The Wehnimer's runner is stunned!
Pylasar coughs, purple smoke rising out of his mouth.
Gutstorm says, "He smoking the good shtuff."
Cruxophim shakes his articulated gauntlets at a polished bleakstone statue, splattering it with blood.
Speaking to Cruxophim, Darcena asks, "Whatever are you doing?"
Speaking casually to Darcena, Cruxophim wonders, "Nothing.  What are you doing?"
Speaking to herself, Darcena mutters, "Waste of blood."
Iseo says, "Pukk you are no help."
Speaking earnestly to Iseo, Leafiara says, "Pukk's our hope and light."
Speaking to Leafiara, Zosopage says, "We're dead."
Lylia says, "So I ask you -- seek answers how you may. Some of you may hunt. Some of you read tracks in the wilds. Some of you forage. Some of you heal, or trade, or learn."
Pukk quietly says, "None of those apply to me."
Dergoatean recites:
"Here's to Aznell's Armory never being Raznel's Armory!"
Lylia explains, "Raznel is a blood mage of some power. She was once Rachel, who was once Naimorai Kestrel. So many names for one fractured woman, one who has lived long past her time."
Kelrion says, "Most women don't name their multiple personalities."
Iseo says, "Oh sure we do. We just don't tell."


Log

Sir Cryheart's in Good Spirits

[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 Giocoso disk, the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, a striped lynx, the Zosopage disk, an athletic golden charger, the Hallbjorn disk, the Fyrrow disk, the Ghianna disk, a lesser hawk owl that is flying around, a spotted great horned owl, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a small bottle of milk, a tincture of acantha, a tincture of acantha, some ground sovyn, a tincture of acantha, some ground wolifrew, a tincture of acantha, some ground ambrominas, some ground acantha, a lump of wax, a tincture of acantha, some ground woth, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: Event Planner Leafiara, Visions, Shinann, Dendrick who is sitting, Avalera, Lord Elkiros, Dame Evia, Kleef, Shallimar, Lord Chamorr, Sir Cryheart, Faennian, Timoen who is sitting, Rhazin, Giocoso, Fisher Beldannon, Bernadette, Lord Leviathoar, Zosopage, Veers, Journeyman Fyrrow who is sitting, Voltung, Chaoswynd, Phys, Pukk, Hwar who is sitting

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

Blood rain completely obscures the sky.

Leafiara musingly says, "Blood rain again, curious."

Leafiara joins Cryheart's group.

Razanetika softly says, "Oo I learned on that one."

Leafiara suddenly says, "Wait."

Evia says, "Blood rain."

Pukk recites quietly:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Speaking dubiously to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Can't join Cryheart until--"

Talonhawke: "Rain seems a bit.... red."

Leafiara turns to Pukk and cheer!

Leafiara approvingly says, "Ah, there's the word."

Cryheart: "Indeed."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "It's not official, unless Pukk says it."

Aynissa: "Again?"

Pukk: "Come to TSC and join Cryheart in our attempt to not die tonight."

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Pukk asks, "Aren't there some days where you just wish you were me?"

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Pukk says, "Jolly and carefree."

Cryheart says, "Nae...we standing here, until danger rears its ugly head."

Speaking to Cryheart, Leviathoar says, "That sounds reasonable."

Leviathoar says, "What do I know."

Faennian asks, "We expecting danger?"

Pukk quietly says, "In case you haven't heard."

Pukk recites quietly:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Speaking musingly to Faennian, Leafiara says, "By the looks of the weather, yes."

Cryheart says, "With blood rain...that is an ominous sign."

Elkiros says, "Danger's my middle name."

Pukk quietly says, "Now, if you watch closely you will see the ancient and mysterious Cryheart walk....it's a very slow movement so you have to pay attention."

Shinann can offer Pukk only a blank expression.

Cryheart pinches Pukk!

Speaking quietly to Shinann, Pukk says, "No, no, no...Sir Shiny...not me."

Vinheim says, "It is raining blood again."

Cryheart says, "Ayep."

Shinann says, "I know what you said..."

Vinheim says, "Last time it rained blood we were attacked."

Pukk quietly says, "It only rains blood when somebody is going to die."

The coppery barn owl hoots at Pukk.

Pukk quietly says, "Even Owlie agrees."

Pukk quietly says, "Wait..."

Chamorr heartily says, "We just don't know who yet."

Pukk quietly asks, "Owlie you agree?"

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Somebody is going to die!!"

Elkiros asks, "Aw man, is it time for everyone in town to die all at once again?"

Faennian says, "Hopefully not."

Elkiros says, "I'm gettin' out of here."

Leafiara nonchalantly replies, "Potentially."

Lord Elkiros just went west.

Chamorr heartily says, "Thought his name was danger."

Cryheart gurgles slightly as he takes a drink straight from his bottle.

Cryheart looks rather relaxed.

Cryheart tips his head back and empties a bottle of amber cream ale down his gullet!

Cryheart blinks his eyes a few times as though just realizing he is rather drunk.

Cryheart drunkenly says, "Me."

Cryheart mutters under his breath.

Speaking to Cryheart, Zosopage says, "I think you drank too much."

Aynissa: "Ick, I just stepped outside. It's a disturbing drizzle."

Cryheart drunkenly says, "I shall pass on extra."

Leafiara gawks at Cryheart.

Speaking to her blue flax flower, Evia says, "Good, you're still in fine shape."

Soneiken says, "Blood rain."

Cryheart blinks oddly a few times.

Speaking dubiously to Cryheart, Leafiara exclaims, "Getting drunk now of all times!"

Cryheart pets a pale-faced coppery barn owl, which nuzzles his hand softly.

Evia asks, "Uh...how did Cryheart become drunk?"

Cryheart drunkenly says, "Timing."

Aynissa: "Has the cause of it been determined yet?"

Leafiara befuddledly says, "Right."

Evia flails her arms about.

Chamorr turns to Cryheart and cheers!

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Egads!"

Cryheart says, "Drank wine...then Zoso gave me ale."

Chamorr heartily says, "This is awesome."

Cryheart drunkenly says, "Pink rolton."

Cryheart blinks oddly a few times.

The coppery barn owl hoots at Cryheart.

The coppery barn owl hoots at Cryheart.

Cryheart mutters under his breath.

Leafiara buries her face in her hands.

Pukk quietly exclaims, "A drunk Cryheart might actually get us there faster!"

Evia says, "Gads."

Zosopage cackles!

Chamorr points at Cryheart.

Shinann peers quizzically at Cryheart.

Leafiara starts chortling at Pukk.

Chamorr laughs!

Cryheart says, "Oy."

Speaking laughingly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Well, I can't--I can't even... deny..."

Leafiara begins to giggle, then bursts out in a silly laugh.

Pukk giggles.

Cryheart leans against an oak tree.

Shinann shakes her head.

Leafiara shakes her head.

Leafiara giggles.

Cryheart says, "Whew."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Never seen him drunk afore."

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Cryheart.

Cryheart topples over.

Zosopage says, "Yep that stuff aged really well."

Speaking eagerly to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "That's the best part about it."

Leafiara pulls Cryheart to his feet.

Cryheart says, "Ooof."

Cryheart drunkenly says, "Huh."

Leafiara set sabout preparing Cryheart to be as presentable as possible.

Shinann blinks at Cryheart.

Evia says, "At least he only said pink rolton, and not pink bloomers."

Cryheart drunkenly says, "Ale after wine."

Leafiara bemusedly asks, "Okay, so... who has one of those crystals that... fixes some sobriety problems?"

Cryheart says, "Owly will hold me up."

(OOC) Zosopage's player whispers, "Kenstrom would have a field day."

Cryheart turns toward Daniels and renders a sharp hand salute.

Leafiara teasingly says, "You know the situation's bad when even Sir Cryheart's turned to drinking."

Cryheart says, "Just in case I get those rashes, I will nae feel the burning, itching."

Stormyrain just arrived.

Cryheart gives Stormyrain a friendly hug.

Speaking agreeably to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "Positive thinking."

Cryheart tries to pull his lower lip up over his nose.

Cryheart nods his head enthusiastically at Leafiara, then stumbles around a bit to keep his balance.

Stormyrain gives Cryheart a friendly hug.

Zosopage exclaims, "I have more!"

Stormyrain squints at Cryheart.

Cryheart says, "Ooof."

Speaking to Leafiara, Soneiken says, "He's tricking da moogles and utter caustic stuff from infected him."

Stormyrain gasps.

Speaking to Kembal, Evia says, "Cryheart is drunk."

Speaking thoughtfully to Soneiken, Leafiara asks, "Oh, is that it?"

Cryheart says, "Someone tricked me."

Stormyrain looks somberly at Cryheart, shaking her head, clearly disappointed.

Cryheart mutters under his breath.

Speaking to Evia, Kembal asks, "So exactly what did you all do to cause it to rain blood again?"

Leafiara glances dubiously at Cryheart.

Stormyrain snickers to herself.

Kembal glances at Cryheart.

Speaking to Evia, Kembal says, "Seems like it might be warranted."

Speaking to Kembal, Evia says, "Doesn't seem we did much."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Avalera asks, "Fine night for a storm, eh?"

Soneiken says, "Blood everywhere."

Avalera says, "Pity it's not a little less sticky."

Shinann says, "Not a blood filled one."

Stormyrain says, "Every night is a fine night for one."

Thunder rumbles in the distance as globules of blood still fall from the sky.

Stormyrain says, "I just wish there was not blood involved."

Soneiken says, "Told ya."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Thinking back. The last time Cryheart was drunk was the time he vacationed in mule and when he came back 12 halflings jumped out of his clothes chest."

Evia says, "Oh gosh, chunks."

Avalera says, "No, never a good night for the blood rain."

Speaking curiously to Cryheart, Leafiara asks, "Are you going to sober up in time to lead us?"

Speaking to Daniels, Zosopage asks, "Spare me a shot of Thurfels and strength?"

Cryheart gazes up into the sky.

Cryheart looks at Leafiara and slowly shakes his head.

Cryheart says, "Of course."

Leafiara gawks at Cryheart.

Leafiara flashes a quick grin.

Cryheart drunkenly says, "Move."

Avalera blinks at Cryheart.

Cryheart says, "Onward."

Cryheart snickers.

Leafiara deadpans, "Oh, we're doomed."

Evia pinches Cryheart!

Evia pinches Cryheart!

Cryheart winces.

Razanetika starts chortling.

Cryheart says, "Ouch."

Speaking to Cryheart, Kembal asks, "Want me to sober you up?"

Stormyrain says, "We're all following a drunkard."

Stormyrain says, "Excellent."

Cryheart says, "Sure."

Cryheart looks at Kembal and slowly shakes his head.

Speaking to Cryheart, Avalera asks, "Are you sure you're in any condition to lead this ragtag band?"

Cryheart says, "Oy, me head is dizzy."

A pained expression crosses Bernadette's face as she grimaces at Cryheart.

Cryheart drunkenly says, "Pink rolton."

Speaking in Elven, Lyrna says, "Well, at least it's an honest kind of leadership."

Shinann can offer Cryheart only a blank expression.

Cryheart appears to have sobered up.

Kembal move to Cryheart's side and waves his columnar violet amethyst at Cryheart. As Kembal closes his eyes, you notice a slight glow seeping from between his fingers Cryheart's skin. Cryheart suddenly looks sober, and Kembal lowers his hand.

Stormyrain asks, "Can someone undrunken him?"

Speaking helpfully to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "We'll just pick ya up if you fall."

Cryheart says, "Thank ye."

Lyrna says, "Well, at least it's an honest kind of leadership."

Stormyrain nods gratefully at Kembriana.

Leafiara gives Cryheart a strong, encouraging smile.

Lyrna says, "Sorry."

Stormyrain squints.

Stormyrain nods gratefully at Kembal.


Rodents Run Rampant

Some townspeople scream in the distance! Someone shouts, "In the streets! In the streets!"

Evia says, "Ugh."

Speaking to Cryheart, Leafiara urges, "Onward!"

Cryheart says, "Oy."

Razanetika softly exclaims, "In the streets!"

Sir Cryheart's group just went east.

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

Also here: Daniels, Razanetika, Lyrna, Avalera, Dame Evia, Shallimar, Lord Chamorr, Bernadette, Zosopage, Voltung, Chaoswynd, Pukk, Stormyrain, Berost, Great Lord Mongonator, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Event Planner Leafiara, Lord Gutstorm, Sir Cryheart, Xorus, Mayor Lylia, Magister Raelee

The light scraping of claws heralds the arrival of a huge sore-covered rat!

[combat]

Speaking quietly to Madmountan, Pukk says, "Nice to see you again tall, tanned and gruesom."

[combat]

Leafiara notes, "Curious."

[combat]

Stormyrain slowly says, "Well now."

Speaking to Xorus, Raelee remarks, "That was abrupt."

A giant pus-covered rodent waddles in.

[combat]

Speaking to Raelee, Xorus says, "If those are the rats, I would hate to see the cats."

[combat]

From nearby, you hear Nordred yell, "Stop dying over there!" [but it wasn't us; it was the rats running all over town]

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Deaders to the South."

>peer s

[Town Square, Southeast]

Pedestrians and wagon traffic move off in all directions here, some going to the large intersection with South Ring Road, others crisscrossing the square via the bazaar. Men and women carrying neatly tied parcels or sacks and coils of rope slung over their arms emerge from the wooden facade of the old general store. You also see a pretty flower girl, a bright-eyed darkly clouded kitten with elongated tufty ears and a spiked veil iron collar, a mushy black door, a long wooden table with a small plate of steel on it and a small oak stand with a coil of thick rope on it.

Also here: Lyrna, the body of Shallimar who is lying down, the body of Berost who is lying down

The Symbol of Need begins to burn in your mind and an image appears before you of Soliere...

[Town Square, West]

Here in the midst of the town stretches the cobblestoned main bazaar, its lamplit lanes abuzz with traders and vendors hawking their wares at any hour of the day or night. Groups of citizens, discussing the day's events or preparing for nighttime hunts, gather around the doors of the merchants whose shops border the square. The gilded but peeling stone facade of the First Elanith Bank dominates this side of the square. You also see a giant pus-covered rodent and a grizzled wolf.

Also here: the body of Aynissa who is lying down, the body of Trainer who is lying down, the body of Soubrette Soliere who is lying down

A huge sore-covered rat scampers in!

[combat]

Cryheart: "We need to cover the town...yell out if ye need help."

[travel and combat]

Lyrna: "They really do seem to be all over."

[triage]

Speaking to Ghianna, Leafiara exclaims, "Cover me later! Back to the battlefield!"

[scouting, then back to the main group]

[Town Square, East]

Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night. You also see a giant pus-covered rodent that appears dead, a shabby black cat, the Razanetika disk, the Darcena disk, the bloodstained Madmountan disk with scuffed and dented sides, a spotted great horned owl, a grouchy mountain spirit that is flying around, a large purple wooden barrel, a bone-framed bulletin board and a polished bleakstone statue.

Also here: Event Planner Leafara, Daniels, Tsarok, Lord Nordred, Commander Roblar, Lord Darconas, Darcena, Sir Bristenn, Yakushi, Shinann, Falvicar, Nodyre, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Stormyrain, Razanetika, Avalera, Dame Evia, Bernadette, Chaoswynd, Pukk, Magister Raelee, Sir Cryheart

Leafiara reports, "They're mounting up on North Ring Roadd."

Cryheart says, "Moving."

[travel]

Leafiara says, "To the east, past the barracks."

[combat]

Daniels says, "Nice to see Roblar on the defence."

[combat]


The Sunfist of Voln Deluxe

From out of the forest wanders the rotting, decaying forms of goblins, trolls and orcs.

Cryheart says, "Rur rho."

Pukk quietly says, "Uh oh."

[combat]

Pukk quietly says, "That doesn't look good."

[combat]

Stormyrain says, "No. It does not."

Speaking to Cryheart, Stormyrain says, "We should watch the gate."

Pukk quietly says, "Rotting goblins and Happy is not here for me to make fun of him."

Sir Cryheart's group just went through the town gates.

[Wehnimer's, Outside Gate]

Citizens, merchants and assorted dregs of society jostle against you before the great wooden gates of Wehnimer's Landing. Harried guards and militiamen try to keep the chaos to a minimum, but it is hard to keep track of those entering, let alone leaving, this large trading post. A dirt path encircling the wooden palisade of the town leads east and southwest. Nailed prominently to the wooden wall beside the gate is a sign you really should read. You also see a shamling orc zombie that appears dead, a golden topaz, a clear topaz, a glimmering blue mote of essence, a moldy peach cupcake, the Wayside inn and a reinforced wooden defense tower.

Also here: Event Planner Leafiara, Daniels, Lord Darconas, Darcena, Sir Bristenn, Yakushi, Shinann, Falvicar, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Stormyrain, Razanetika, Avalera, Dame Evia, Bernadette, Chaoswynd, Pukk, Magister Raelee, Zosopage, Berost, Sir Cryheart, Lord Wrenkin

A rotting ooze-covered troll ambles in!

Cryheart: "Trolls and such at the gates."

[Leafi goes for a rescue]

Stormyrain: "The gates could use a bit of help from those who find the rodents too tough."

Stormyrain: "The zombies and other decaying things coming from the woods are a bit less ferocious than those damned rats."

Stormyrain: "..and by a bit I mean a lot so far."

The ghostly voice of Aynissa says, "What is causing the invasion? It's as if there's been a curse over the town ever since that bleakstone statue appeared..."

Gillien dreamily says, "Aye, i have seen a pestilence like this before, but only once."

Cryheart: "Anyone by the West gate besides Shinann?"

Gillien dreamily says, "Near my homeland, outside Talador."

Gillien dreamily says, "This is an old magic."

Leafiara roars, "Back to the battle!"

Snoobie says, "There is an organization behind these monstrous invaders."

Snoobie says, "Something...deep and malevolent."

Snoobie says, "They are a bitter sort and relentless."

Snoobie exclaims, "I fear the worst for our fair city!"

Shinann: "The ones at the west gate seem a bit weak... maybe because they are ill."

[scouting]

The ghostly voice of Aynissa says, "It's hard to tell where the blood of the fallen begins and this bloodrain ends."

[rescue and scouting]

Chamorr: "We need some youngers fer the west gate."

[Voln - Cryheart] "deader by Furrier, but arms are closed"

[return to the main group]

[Wehnimer's, North Ring Rd.]

The cobbled road girds the town along the inner side of the northern palisade. Just to the north stand the twin sentinels of the gate's guardtowers, silhouetted against the night sky. Guardsmen come and go through the main gates, keeping a close eye on the people of all races who move to and fro. Opposite the gates, you see the shop of Dakris the Furrier. You also see a spotted great horned owl, a shabby black cat, a rock crystal, the Razanetika disk, the Zosopage disk and a large painted sign.

Also here: Event Planner Leafiara, Yakushi, Avalera, Bernadette, Berost, Zosopage, Daniels, Lord Darconas, Sir Bristenn, Falvicar, Stormyrain, Razanetika, Dame Evia, Chaoswynd, Pukk, Magister Raelee, Sir Cryheart, the body of Ingward who is lying down

A deep black viridian-eyed terror lopes into the area!

Cryheart says, "Ooof."

[combat and travel]

Chamorr heartily says, "Gates is lil guys."

Rhohan: "Several zombie-types amassing outside the north gate."

[combat and travel]

Cryheart says, "Rodents hae a lot of blood."

[combat and travel]

Leafiara offhandedly says, "Checking for more rats."

Chamorr heartily says, "We need youngers fer these guys."

[scouting]


Troglodyting Dirty

The ground trembles.

[return to main group]

[Wehnimer's, Outside Gate]

Citizens, merchants and assorted dregs of society jostle against you before the great wooden gates of Wehnimer's Landing. Harried guards and militiamen try to keep the chaos to a minimum, but it is hard to keep track of those entering, let alone leaving, this large trading post. A dirt path encircling the wooden palisade of the town leads east and southwest. Nailed prominently to the wooden wall beside the gate is a sign you really should read. You also see a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, a wooden shield, the Razanetika disk, the Zosopage disk, a spotted great horned owl, a decaying kobold archer that appears dead, some light leather, a grey wolf that is sitting, the Wayside inn and a reinforced wooden defense tower.

Also here: Event Planner Leafiara, Shinann, Gillien, Lord Chamorr, Yakushi, Avalera, Bernadette, Berost, Zosopage, Daniels, Lord Darconas, Sir Bristenn, Falvicar, Stormyrain, Razanetika, Dame Evia, Chaoswynd, Pukk, Wolfloner, Goldstr, Sir Cryheart

Evia says, "Ugh."

Leafiara says, "Not many rats left, but here come the trembles..."

Gillien says, "I'll keep scouting the exterior of the gates so that you folks can tend to the tougher rats."

Shinann: "How is it looking in town?"

Gillien says, "I'll be tuned in via Voln thoughts."

Madmountan: "Gooey."

Leafiara: "Not many rats left that I see. I believe Mad's group is clearing them out."

Lylia: "Shantytown is safe. South Ring Road is momentarily clear."

Gillien says, "Best o' luck folks. Send younger folks my way."

Lylia: "He is not the only one."

Bernadette softly says, "Gah."

Nordred: "Dead sick rat bodies... not that much different than normal to tell the truth."

Breaking through the ground across town and the forest, the huge forms of gnarled troglodytes burst into view, clawing and grasping at everyone in their path!

[Voln - Bristenn] "Our thanks, Gillien."

A massive bent troglodyte ambles in.

[combat]

Shinann: "Thank you, Mayor."

[combat]

Goldstr says, "Nae seen Trogs in years."

Cryheart says, "These are tougher."

Lylia: "Thank you all for your aid. All who lend a hand however they may."

Pukk picks up a pink chemise.

Pukk offers Cryheart a pink chemise.

Tsarok quietly says, "Where are the troglodytes. I wanna fight one."

Pukk quietly says, "For you."

Leafiara says, "They sure made it to town quickly..."

Cryheart says, "Aye."

[combat]

Leafiara viciously says, "Just that much quicker to race to their deaths."

[combat]

Avalera says, "The blight seems to be turning the agressive creatures into downright nasty creatures."

[combat]

Avalera says, "I didn't think any of these beings could get this ugly."

[combat]

[Voln - Gillien] "outside the gates we still have critters showin up but not trained well"

[combat and travel]

Aynissa says, "Besides fishermen muttering in anger and distress. Rightly so."

[combat and travel]

Iseo exclaims, "That's some bad rats!"

Leafiara assures, "Back momentarily."

[travel, then return to main group]

The ground rumbles again.

Leafiara reports, "Despite the troglodytes coming from the forest, they seem to all have already gotten inside by now."

[combat]

The ground rumbles again.

Cryheart says, "More rumbling."

Cryheart asks, "What next?"

Speaking quietly to Shinann, Pukk says, "I swear, that wasn't me."

Dirt and rock explode from the ground beneath Chaoswynd as a glistening ashen bleakworm erupts from underground and crashes onto the surface!

Rocks and dirt pelt Chaoswynd as he is thrown into the air!

Chaoswynd is struck by heavy debris!

... 70 points of damage!

Strike to chest causes a large gaping hole!

Chaoswynd drops dead at your feet!

Leafiara says, "As Goat would say... the megaroaters."

Chamorr heartily says, "Now we all gonna die."

[combat]

Leafiara agreeably says, "Yep."

Cryheart says, "Bleakworms."

[combat; at some point Cryheart gets eaten]

Leafiara impatiently says, "Think they're such hot stuff."

[combat]

Through a hole in the underbelly of the bleakworm, Cryheart slides out along with a huge puddle of oozy innards.

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Gads."

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Ok..rejoin, I got swallowed up."

Speaking to Cryheart, Leafiara assures, "We're with ya!"

Cryheart says, "Oh..good."

[combat]

Goldstr says, "Gives me memories a banaltra."

[combat]

Evia's skin suddenly becomes bright red. Scratching at it fiercely, she breaks the skin and causes it to bleed.

Goldstr's skin suddenly becomes bright red. Scratching at it fiercely, he breaks the skin and causes it to bleed.

Boils suddenly break out all over Yakushi, who takes a deep breath and appears to be suffering a great deal of pain.

Leafiara says, "Plagues."


Let's Mist Again

A pale green mist begins to rise up from the jagged fissures within town.

[combat]

>look

[Town Square, Southwest]

This corner of the square seems somewhat subdued. Townsfolk pass through on their way to the shops, the bazaar, or the main well at the center of the square. Others hurry past, anxious to get home or go on about their business. You also see a glistening ashen bleakworm that appears dead, the Zosopage disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, a huge sore-covered rat that appears dead, the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, a rotting ooze-covered troll that appears dead, a wooden arrow, some light leather, a wood-sided shop, a cobblestone walkway leading up to a wrought iron gate and a jagged mist-filled fissure.

Leafiara suggests, "Might not want to stay in this spot."

[travel and combat]

The pale green mist continues to seep out of the fissures, rolling down streets of town and hugging the ground in a faint viridian blanket.

[combat, but as it continues, magic ceases to work]

A shabby black cat says, "I think I have a bounty heirloom for these...."

Speaking dubiously to a shabby black cat, Leafiara says, "Right."

[combat]

A loud cackle echoes in the distance, as if coming from every direction at once.

Leafiara musingly says, "Ah... antimagic."

Cryheart says, "There goes that cackle."

Shinann says, "Witch."

Leafiara confidently says, "Not a worry."

Goldstr says, "Witch."

The air ripples in sickening waves, distorting the surroundings!

Evia flashes with a bright ethereal light!

Evia's movements no longer appear to be influenced by a divine power as the spiritual force fades from around her arms.

[etc.; everyone's spells fade]

Leafiara: "Antimagic seems to be spreading through town."

Cryheart says, "Spell stripping."

Leafiara: "And I don't just mean those dispels."

A loud cackle echoes in the distance, as if coming from every direction at once.

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Raznel is stripping the spells."

Leafiara exclaims, "Also preventing the use of magic. But stand and fight!"

[combat]

Shinann says, "Magic is not working."

Leafiara says, "I just said that."

Shinann says, "Missed it." (note: there are anywhere from 200-2500 lines of combat each time I put in [combat])

[combat]

Leafiara musingly says, "Might need to split up."

Cryheart says, "Ooof."

Leafiara suddenly says, "Actually, no, just the opposite. Might need strength in numbers, no splitting up."

[combat]

Avalera says, "Also, apparently fogging to Voln is out if anyone missed that."

[combat]

Leafiara impatiently says, "If you impudent, pathetic things think this'll stop us..."

[combat]

From nearby, you hear Avalera yell, "Someone tell Falvicar to make his hands ready!"

[Voln - Roblar] "Cleric and healers needed to Trohpy Room in Thrak's Inn"

Roblar: "Cleric and healer needed to Thrak's, Trophy room, three bodies."

[combat]


Goblin Up Leftovers

Visible amidst the chaos of the battle and green mist, some dark-robed forms emerge from the forest and pass through the gates. As they come closer, the image of robed goblins come into view, chanting in an archaic, gutteral language.

From nearby, you hear Soliere yell, "Magic of any sort is not workin in town center. Not even white flask is workin here. Voln fog not workin here. Anyone able to drag our dead to Voln? two dead here, Stormicore an' Berost!"

[combat]

Leafiara yells, "Don't drag west right now!"

From nearby, you hear Soliere yell, "OKIE THANKS!"

Leafiara yells, "Ya got it!"

A dark-robed goblin bloodshaman walks in rumbling a primitive chant!

[combat]

Zosopage says, "Wow." [I assume referring to their inordinately high DS, at least relative to the dispelled adventurer group]

[combat]

Dergoatean: "Where's the battle party? I can't locate you all."

Leafiara: "Cryheart's group here in TSSE."

Dergoatean: "Magic's back."

[combat]

From nearby, you hear Soliere yell, "Spells workin again in town center woohoo!"

[combat]

Leafiara yells, "Get 'em to Voln in case that's temporary!"

From nearby, you hear Soliere yell, "Definiitely.. takin a group now!"

Zosopage recites:

"Spells working"

Cryheart says, "We shall give Shinann time to heal us."

Bristenn simply observes, "Miss Shinann."

[combat]

Bristenn remarks, "The anti-magic field has been lifted, it seems."

[combat]

Zosopage says, "Sky cleared."

Cryheart says, "Ok."

Leafiara says, "Still stragglers about..."

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Ok..let's patrol."

[combat]

A blast of stone fragments leaps from a white ora slasher in Leafiara's right hand.

... 64 points of damage!

Blow to back removes the spinal column!

Leafiara drops dead at your feet!

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Leafiara sheepishly says, "Ah, just a moment, apologies for a brief mistake."

[rescue, eventual return to combat]

[Wehnimer's, South Ring Rd.]

A spacious boulevard intersects the Ring Road at this point. Traders and peddlers pass by, carting their wares home from a busy day in the bazaar, and a few townsfolk scatter east and west bearing packages, sacks and purchases. You also see a giant pus-covered rodent that appears stunned, the bloodstained Madmountan disk with scuffed and dented sides, a massive swarm of plump fuzzy bumblebees, a huge sore-covered rat, a twisted modwir short-staff, a spotted great horned owl, a cudgel, a fiery tempest, some light leather, a dark-robed goblin bloodshaman that is lying down, a dark-robed goblin bloodshaman, a dark-robed goblin bloodshaman, a shabby black cat, the Zosopage disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around and an intricate gate in a cast-iron fence.

Also here: Event Planner Leafiara, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Sir Bristenn, Chaoswynd, Lord Chamorr, the body of Pukk who is lying down, Zosopage, Bernadette, Dame Evia, the body of Goldstr who is lying down, Sir Cryheart

Leafiara embarrassedly says, "Sorry about that. No reason to die, but let's finish this job."

[combat]

Iseo says, "Damn."

The ghostly voice of Pukk quietly says, "Goldstr, this is another fine mess you have gotten us into."

[combat]

Leafiara musingly says, "Hmm."


Pylasar Strikes

A bolt of jagged purple lightning streaks down from the sky and strikes a cluster of sore-covered rats, sending flesh and bone flying!

Leafiara notes, "Pylasar..."

Evia says, "Not good."

[combat]

A streak of purple lightning arcs down from the sky and strikes a goblin bloodshaman directly in the chest, burning through its flesh and dropping the putrid creature right then and there.

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Die ye shaman."

Leafiara mutters, "Can't think straight... head..." [wounds]

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Whew."

Evia says, "Blaaaah."

[combat]

Leafiara notes, "Mm, Weapon Fire."

A web of bright purple lightning begins to form in the night sky overhead.

Chamorr heartily says, "Dispel them."

Shinann says, "Oh."

Bernadette softly says, "Ahh porpol."

Leafiara says, "More help from Pylasar..."

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Evia says, "Wow my first invasion loot."

Shinann asks, "Pylasar?"

[combat]

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "The purple lightning flying down on these enemies."

[combat]

Dergoatean says, "Nasty bloodshamen."

One by one, segments of the purple web break apart as bolts of violet energy streak down from the heavens, striking groups of rodents, burning into goblins, arcing into and across groups of zombie kobolds and trolls.

Shinann says, "I think he is trying to protect us."

Bernadette softly says, "Gah not agin."

Dergoatean recites:

"ZAP"

Dergoatean recites:

"ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP"

[combat]

Leafiara admits, "I always wondered what his true power was. I guess we're finding out."

Zosopage says, "That was the longest zerk I've ever done."


Clock Star

[regrouped in TSC]

In the very distance, the glow of a star begins to brighten.

Speaking to Cryheart, Zosopage says, "Should've saved that bottle for after this."

Cryheart asks, "What the?"

Berost deeply says, "Rats to the northhwest still."

Evia says, "Phew."

Pukk recites quietly:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Cryheart: "Everyone see that star?"

Lylia: "Yes."

Leafiara curiously asks, "What star?"

Dergoatean: "Ring roads clear."

Cryheart says, "It began to brighten in the sky."

Soneiken: "Robed shamen near ts."

Evia says, "Clear again."

Shinann says, "There was a star... I do believe Pylasar was at work."

Leafiara says, "Ahhh."

Lylia: "Not any longer."

Cryheart says, "Ok."

Goldstr asks, "Da Mage?"

Shinann says, "Saving us."

A bolt of purple lightning streaks down and lands outside of Moot Hall.

Avalera says, "Well, it's stopped raining, maybe it's just cleared up some and they are starting to peek through."

Zosopage says, "Moot hall."

Leafiara says, "Moot Hall."

[Town Square, East]

Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night. You also see an animated huge sore-covered rat, an animated huge sore-covered rat, an animated huge sore-covered rat, the bloodstained Madmountan disk with scuffed and dented sides, a wide-scaled deep violet abyran'sa, a grouchy mountain spirit that is flying around, a large purple wooden barrel, a bone-framed bulletin board and a polished bleakstone statue.

Also here: Dame Evia, Wolfloner, Pukk, Jennora, Goldstr, Daniels, Shallimar, Yakushi, Bernadette, Avalera, Zosopage, Falvicar, Berost, Lord Gutstorm, Lord Elkiros, Event Planner Leafiara, Great Lord Mongonator, Sir Cryheart, Lord Darconas, Blades, Mistress Berkana, Lord Chamorr, Dergoatean, Shinann, Gillien, Xorus, Melikor, Lord Arianiss, Mayor Lylia, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Arena Champion Drafix, Darcena, Tsarok, Commander Roblar, Lord Pylasar who is sitting

Speaking to Pylasar, Shinann says, "Thank you."

Cryheart says, "Hello Pylasar."

Roblar deeply mutters, "It's dangerous around ez lightnin."

Speaking heartily to Pylasar, Chamorr says, "Howdy."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Pukk asks, "Statue?"

Speaking to Dergoatean, Lylia says, "They are surprisingly effective."

Gillien says, "Pylasar, that is some very strong magic you used to counter this pestilence."

Speaking to Pylasar, Leafiara admits, "Nice work. I'd always wondered about your true power."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Pukk exclaims, "Aha! Mayor!"

Speaking to Pukk, Lylia says, "No, not the statue, my friend."

Blades asks, "Did you know this city has rats?"

Blades peers quizzically at Lylia.

Speaking quietly to Blades, Pukk says, "The Lylia that is moving is the real Lylia."

Cryheart whispers something to Shinann.

Dergoatean asks, "Could we at least put a box over the statue or something?"

Blades says, "Shocking."

Roblar: "Head to Moot Hall."

Dergoatean says, "If we can't move it yet..."

Roblar deeply says, "Dey gones."

Drafix exclaims, "Looks clear!"

Pylasar coughs, purple smoke rising out of his mouth.

Speaking monotonously to Pylasar, Drafix says, "Don't let the magic smoke out."

Speaking worriedly to Pylasar, Darcena asks, "Are you okay?"

Gutstorm says, "He smoking the good shtuff."

Darcena frets, "That was a lot of effort, I'm sure."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Pukk says, "I hear smoking can kill you, but then again...so will bleakworms."

Bernadette softly says, "We was wonderin."

Chamorr heartily says, "Purple haze."

Pylasar digs into his ear with his finger and pulls it out. A curl of purple smoke coils up from his ear.

Blades says, "That can't be healthy either."

Gutstorm says, "It's just an ear booger."

Pylasar gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Pylasar asks, "All dead?"

Blades says, "You were useless as usual."

Speaking to Pylasar, Goldstr says, "Maybe color dat statue purple."

Blades nods to the flower girl.

Daniels says, "Purple is good."

Blades says, "Go find a stick."

Lylia says, "Dead, or controlled."

Cryheart says, "Mostly."

Speaking quietly to a pretty flower girl, Pukk asks, "With all this invasion and you are still okay?"

A white star blinks in the night sky, then vanishes.

Madmountan says, "To blave."

Speaking quietly to a pretty flower girl, Pukk exclaims, "Traitor!"

Pylasar says, "Oh..."

Dergoatean asks, "What star was that?"

Pylasar says, "She's here."

Pylasar stands up.

Leafiara hopefully asks, "Chrysamber?"

Pylasar clears his throat.

Speaking to an animated huge sore-covered rat, Evia says, "Shut Up."

Falvicar confidently asks, "She?"

Pylasar sets about preparing himself to be as presentable as possible.

Lylia waves a hand at the sore-covered rat, shooing it off.

Shinann says, "Must be."

The sore-covered rat collapses to the ground, emits a final squeal, and dies.

Lylia searches a huge sore-covered rat.

A huge sore-covered rat decays into a pile of mangy hair and bone.

Bernadette softly asks, "Who ye be speakin of?"

Cryheart asks, "The one ye spoke of last week?"

Pylasar licks his palms and tries to pat down the haphazard hairs sticking out on the sides of his head.

Lylia indifferently says, "It has served its purpose."

Speaking to Pylasar, Evia says, "Do you need a drink? Cryheart knows of some good wine and ale combos."

Blades says, "Speaking of which."

Blades takes a drink from his Elanthian Comfort.

Drafix softly says, "Mmm time to patrol a little bit.."

Speaking to Cryheart, Daniels asks, "Was that all they had?.. what's your guess?"

There is a brief white glow and a loud *POP* and a woman appears next to Pylasar. Her lilac-flecked slate blue eyes survey the area and the archaic golden sigil beneath her left eye seems to twinkle for a moment.

>look chrys

You see Chrysamber Epoch the Chronomage.

She appears to be a Human.

She is taller than average. She appears to be advanced in years. She has lilac-flecked slate blue eyes and alabaster skin. She has a bald head. She has a thin face, a straight nose and high cheekbones. An archaic golden sigil is inked just below her left eye.

She is in good shape.

She is wearing a fluid silvery-white robe with a deep hood, a slender leather pack, and a pair of black boots.

Roblar deeply says, "Come to refund our many gold rings am sure."

Darconas melodically exclaims, "Well hello there!"

Dergoatean exclaims, "This is getting out of hand. Now there are two of them!"

Speaking amicably to Chrysamber, Leafiara greets, "Welcome to town."

Speaking calmly to Chrysamber, Cruxophim greets, "Welcome."

Lylia offers Chrysamber a braided gold ring.

Gillien says, "I've never met a Chronomage in the landing before. It's a pleasure to meet you."

Speaking to Chrysamber, Lylia says, "You may have dropped this. These things happen."

Cruxophim shakes his articulated gauntlets at a polished bleakstone statue, splattering it with blood.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Darcena asks, "Whatever are you doing?"

Speaking dubiously to Gillien, Leafiara says, "I meet them all the time, but usually it's not such a positive..."

Chrysamber smiles slowly.

Speaking to Gillien, Dergoatean asks, "I have met a few in less friendly circumstances. Not a fan of gold rings?"

Speaking casually to Darcena, Cruxophim wonders, "Nothing. What are you doing?"

Speaking to herself, Darcena mutters, "Waste of blood."

Chrysamber melodically says, "Pylasar."

Pylasar ducks his head.

Speaking calmly to Darconas, Cruxophim mutters, "Plenty more where that came from."

Pylasar moves to stand behind Cryheart, then peeks out from behind him and waves.

Speaking quietly to Darcena, Pukk asks, "Did you happen to see that matta?"

Pylasar says, "Present."

Speaking seriously to Cruxophim, Darcena says, "Well hand them THIS way."

Speaking musingly to Darconas, Leafiara says, "Speaks kinda like you."

Chrysamber melodically says, "An odd choice of word."

Roblar deeply says, "Am goin for a swim."

Speaking heartily to Chrysamber, Chamorr says, "Good mornin."

Pylasar asks, "No spear this time?"

Chrysamber melodically says, "I am not hunting. Yet."

Pukk quietly says, "I thought Chronomages were much taller."

Roblar deeply says, "Better."

Pylasar says, "Oh well, good good. Then you read ALL of my letter."

Cryheart attempts to hum a merry little tune.

Chrysamber melodically says, "Indeed."

Chrysamber melodically says, "Even the third page."

Pylasar says, "Oh..."

Pylasar frowns.

Pylasar nods.

Pylasar says, "Understood."

Speaking to Pukk, Talonir says, "They are much longer in the 4th dimension."

Pylasar asks, "So that is why you've come?"

Chrysamber smiles slowly.

Pukk quietly asks, "Wait..what?"

Chrysamber whispers something to Pylasar.

Pylasar sighs.

Pylasar nods.

Iseo says, "No one breathe on me too hard. If I had less spirit I would be one of those Rats."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara opines, "I like her. She's musical and I don't even think she's trying to be."

In a perfect imitation of Cryheart, from behind Cryheart, Soneiken's voice says, "Careful Pylasar I been drinki.. Hiccup... ing tonight, nae stand too close."

Speaking politely to Chrysamber, Cruxophim inquires, "So, what're your business here?"

Pylasar looks around for a long moment, as if pondering something. Something done, something to come, something. He seems to drink in the faces, taking note of everything, then nods.

Iseo says, "I don't like those rats."

Pylasar and Chrysamber shake hands.

Iseo asks, "Take care of it okay?"

Pylasar says, "Deal then ma'am."

Chrysamber smiles slowly.

Iseo flashes a wide grin at Lylia.

Speaking to Iseo, Lylia murmurs, "Good evening to you. A better one now that the town is restored to...well. I cannot say 'order,' now can I? But a kind of peace."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Pukk says, "I swear...I didn't do it."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Pukk exclaims, "It was Sir Shiny I tell ya!"

Speaking to Iseo, Lylia says, "I disliked them too."

Speaking to Pukk, Zosopage says, "Only the guilty say that."

Elkiros says, "Fun fact: I've never worn pants in my life."

Pylasar says, "Thanks for coming. We'll see to a...a comfortable spot for you."

Pylasar nods at Chrysamber.

Lord Pylasar just skipped merrily north.

Mongonator says, "Pants only slow you down."

Cryheart says, "Hmmm."

Iseo says, "Kilts are best."

Madmountan says, "Ok."

Iseo says, "For men that is."

Schultz says, "Odd night."


Double-Checking

Chrysamber nods.

Chrysamber gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Cryheart says, "He seems a bit puzzled."

Jennora says, "You don't need to."

Chrysamber melodically says, "He has not changed."

Schultz asks, "Is that fissure supposed to be there?"

Elkiros says, "I'm gonna leave before everyone starts dyin' again."

Blades says, "Jump in it, see where it goes."

Speaking curiously to Schultz, Cruxophim asks, "Fissure?"

Blades says, "Sure it's fine."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "Right over in the northwest and southeast parts of the square."

Cruxophim just went north.

Pukk quietly exclaims, "I think the statue is cursed!"

Schultz says, "Perhaps somebody misplaced it."

Iseo says, "Oh.. That is lovely. Just noticed it."

Cruxophim just arrived.

Iseo says, "It's lovely."

Speaking to Chrysamber, Raelee asks, "He has not changed since when, precisely?"

Speaking amusedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim notes, "Oh that."

Speaking sheepishly to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "Er... meant northeast and southwest."

Chrysamber melodically says, "Precisely."

Roblar deeply says, "And North Ring road."

Speaking to Chrysamber, Raelee says, "Noted."

Lylia says, "The statue is in the process of being removed. The Town Council works at the Town Council's speed."

Iseo asks, "Is that what the rats are coming out of? And who called the goblins to march in to town?"

Talonhawke quietly asks, "... is that a Chronomage joke?"

Iseo says, "I like it."

Iseo says, "Reminds me of someone."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Pukk says, "So sometime next century then..."

Chrysamber melodically says, "I will need to evaluate him."

Iseo says, "It will come to me."

Cryheart says, "Be gentle."

Lylia whispers something to Iseo.

Bernadette softly says, "Long time."

Iseo says, "Gosh I am ignorant."

Speaking to Chrysamber, Gillien says, "I understand you have come to help with the paragons."

Chrysamber melodically says, "If what he wrote is all true, it will test him further."

Chrysamber melodically says, "...and require even further exploration of his mind and memories. That poses dangers."

Evia says, "Great.."

Chrysamber melodically asks, "...and you are all set to brave it with him?"

Madmountan says, "Sounds like a hoot."

Speaking to Chrysamber, Leafiara says, "We're quite a bunch around here, so yes."

Lylia hollowly says, "One does what one must."

Cryheart says, "We wish to aid the mage."

Darcena says, "Last time he made me eat fishy dirt."

Speaking amusedly to Chrysamber, Cruxophim inquires, "Brave Pylasar's mind? I've seen worse?"

Speaking eagerly to Cruxophim, Leafiara agrees, "Exactly."

Speaking to Chrysamber, Gillien says, "We don't have much of a choice with what has befallen our city."

Chrysamber melodically says, "You will."

Chrysamber nods at Cruxophim.

Speaking calmly to Chrysamber, Cruxophim notes, "You seem very sure of that."

Iseo says, "Pukk you are no help."

Chrysamber melodically says, "Very well. It is interesting he has such..."

Chrysamber rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Speaking calmly to Chrysamber, Cruxophim adds, "For someone you don't know."

Speaking curiously to Chrysamber, Darcena asks, "Panache?"

Madmountan says, "Eclectic."

Speaking earnestly to Iseo, Leafiara says, "Pukk's our hope and light."

Cryheart says, "Direction."

Chrysamber melodically says, "Aid from you all. Compelling. Almost."

Darcena disappointedly says, "Oh."

Speaking to Leafiara, Zosopage says, "We're dead."

Speaking nonchalantly to Chrysamber, Cruxophim explains, "We look after our own here."

Bernadette softly says, "We heps where we kin."

Iseo says, "Oh I really hate the base of that word. Compell."

Cryheart says, "We hae come to like Pylasar."

Iseo says, "I always want to do the opposite."

Chrysamber melodically says, "Indeed I see that."

Speaking amusedly to Raelee, Cruxophim teases, "Even you."

Madmountan says, "We also help floating blue boys who turn into moths. We are strange."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Darcena murmurs, "I don't think she considers herself one of our own."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Evia says, "Word on the street is, if you stuff those fissures full of black apples, three times as many pop out the next day."

Speaking to Chrysamber, Leafiara explains, "Everyone has different reasons for helping, too."

Speaking teasingly to Raelee, Cruxophim soothes, "Like it or not."

Chrysamber melodically says, "There is little freedom in strings."

Speaking to Evia, Darcena asks, "Really?"

Speaking to Madmountan, Leafiara agrees, "Exactly. You and Crux are on it tonight."

Speaking to Darcena, Evia says, "Try it out."

Speaking dubiously to Evia, Cruxophim snickers, "That sounds too good to be true."

Iseo says, "Always depend on Crux for something or other."

Speaking suspiciously to Evia, Darcena says, "I'm not sure that you are being honest with me, Dame Evia."

Speaking to Iseo, Evia says, "Mostly other."

Chrysamber removes three pieces of parchment from her robe and pauses for a moment to carefully read over them.

Speaking to Darcena, Evia says, "Well word on the street and all...what can I say."

Madmountan says, "I'm gonna get my rod and go fissure fishing."

Speaking noncommittally to Evia, Darcena says, "Mm."

Shinann asks, "That is his letter to you?"

Chrysamber stops on the third parchment, re-reading it and smiling. She gestures at it with her han and it furls up and vanishes into thin air.

Chrysamber melodically says, "Yes."

Blades shows a polished bleakstone statue his Elanthian Comfort.

Blades asks, "Sip?"

Blades glances at Lylia.

Blades shrugs.

Iseo says, "Oh.. nice trick."

Evia says, "Patented parchment pooferater."

Chrysamber gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Chrysamber melodically says, "Very well then. It has been set into motion."

Chrysamber melodically says, "We will speak again."

Iseo says, "I wish I understood what was going on in simple terms. Like. Iseo... plan for this cause this is going to happen."

Chamorr heartily says, "Uhoh."

Lylia says, "Thank you."

Cryheart asks, "Aye?"

Madmountan asks, "We already have?"

Leafiara amicably says, "Lookin' forward to it."

Lylia asks, "And what do you require?"

Speaking to Chrysamber, Goldstr asks, "Wha M'Lady?"

Speaking quietly to Iseo, Pukk whispers aloud, "You might want to hide that gold ring you are wearing....Chrysamber is a chronomage."

Chrysamber turns and there is a bright white light followed by a *POP* and she vanishes.'


Call For Unity

Speaking heartily to Iseo, Chamorr says, "Iseo, plan on gettin deeds, we all gonna die."

Speaking quietly to Iseo, Pukk says, "You're lucky she didn't notice."

Iseo says, "Well that is a nice talent."

Darconas melodically says, "Well."

Iseo exclaims, "Oh.. Deeds!"

Cryheart says, "So we shall meet again."

Goldstr asks, "Wha she set in motion?"

Iseo exclaims, "Dang! I died three times!"

Cryheart says, "To enter Pylasar's mind I think."

Iseo says, "Oh Whew.. nine left."

Speaking to Iseo, Dergoatean says, "You'd think she'd want us to have SOME idea of what was going on."

Blades asks, "Think I can haul this thing to Illistim and hang clothes on it?"

Speaking to Iseo, Dergoatean says, "If we're to help."

(Raelee's eyes linger on the space where Chrysamber disappeared.)

Blades peers quizzically at Berkana.

Blades knocks on a polished bleakstone statue.

Speaking to Cryheart, Goldstr says, "Ahhh Good."

Lylia says, "While all are gathered here, I have a few words to say."

Iseo says, "One would think but my experience is usually Very very few people ever know what is going on."

Iseo says, "Oh good."

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Oh no, she is talking!"

Blades says, "Funny hats maybe."

Wolfloner says, "The Mirror would never approve."

Berkana says, "I'd rather implode it."

Gillien says, "She clearly knows what's going on, and if what they say about where (or when) Raznel has gone, I'm worried what has befallen Talador will come over us too."

Iseo says, "It helps not care."

Lylia says, "Thadston spoke to us last night, you will recall."

Blades says, "And I'm a Faendryl, she already doesn't approve."

Speaking disappointedly to Lylia, Cruxophim murmurs, "Are we getting rid of it already? I thought it livened the place up a bit."

Iseo says, "I like it. Wish I could think of who it reminded me of."

Blades exclaims, "I'll take it!"

Blades says, "I'll give you..."

Lylia says, "He wished to convey a message, and out of regard for me, he conveyed it privately, but I felt it was important to make it public."

Blades removes a sugar-swirled rainbow unicorn lollipop from in his ebon leather duster.

Lylia folds her hands.

Blades says, "This lollipop."

Lylia says, "We are not fighting one another, but the blight. And I have not always seen that clearly."

(Lylia squares her shoulders.)

Lylia gives a sigh of reluctance.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Soneiken says, "Put the thing behind the mushy door, and create a new shadow museum."

Lylia says, "I owe each of you -- all of you -- an apology for that."

Talonhawke quietly says, "Usually best to focus on the things oozing undead juice all over town and murdering townfolk first."

Speaking affably to Soneiken, Cruxophim remarks, "I like the way you think."

(Lylia turns her gaze on the crowd, nodding here and there to some, before speaking again.)

Pukk quietly asks, "Does this apology mean you will give us a lot of silver?"

Speaking to Lylia, Goldstr says, "Nae needed madam Mayor."

Lylia says, "I have heard the first, the third, the eighth, the twentieth plea to do something."

Speaking to Lylia, Zosopage says, "As long as it's for the good of the town then it's not needed."

Speaking to Goldstr, Lylia says, "Oh, but it is."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Soneiken says, "Well, the statue would give good contrast to that cube."

Lylia says, "For I have not heard all these pleas with equal grace and civility."

Lylia promises, "I shall. For we are not warring with one another."

Iseo says, "Believe it or not. You don't have to be perfect to be effective."

Lylia says, "We have one common enemy."

Lylia stresses, "The devouring blight."

Lylia clenches her fist.

Speaking curiously to Lylia, Cruxophim ventures, "Not old age?"

Speaking quietly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Falvicar says, "So easily bribed..."

Talonir asks, "Taxes?"

Evia says, "In other words....we all need to be in our right heads, so let's not bite each other's off."

Speaking to Lylia, Goldstr says, "And its cause."

Iseo says, "Whew. Pustules are gone."

Speaking disappointedly to Evia, Darcena says, "Oh."

Cryheart says, "It does take some time."

Cryheart nods at Iseo.

Lylia says, "So I ask you -- seek answers how you may. Some of you may hunt. Some of you read tracks in the wilds. Some of you forage. Some of you heal, or trade, or learn."

Pukk quietly says, "None of those apply to me."

Lylia says, "Bring all that you have and all that you know to bear on the probllem. Not upon one another."

Speaking gently to Pukk, Darcena says, "Liven spirits."

Avalera says, "There will be dissension, no matter what we do. Cooler heads must prevail."

Speaking quietly to Cruxophim, Falvicar says, "......"

Lylia quietly notes, "I say this to myself more than any of us."

Lylia places a hand over her heart.

Dergoatean says, "Ome zumi vaa roraoteiz..."

Falvicar quietly says, "That's.... gross."

Lylia says, "Thank you for your time. Thank you for your defense of our town."

Iseo says, "Uhm."

Iseo says, "Mayor."

Iseo asks, "What IS the problem. I mean besides the rats and stuff?"

Speaking to Lylia, Shinann says, "Thank you mayor. We do need to be unified in this."

Berkana says, "And the fish smell."

Goldstr says, "Da Witch be pullin da strings."

Speaking quietly to Iseo, Pukk exclaims, "Look around town. There are dead patches of grass, dead and bloated citters....fish rotting on the docks!"

Speaking to Iseo, Lylia says, "Raznel. She has grown angry. More, she has grown fearful."

Speaking quietly to Iseo, Pukk exclaims, "And the worst worst thing was...Cryheart was drunk!"

Shinann says, "Not so sure about that string puller... think it is the one that just popped out that does the pulling."

Lylia says, "Or so I believe."

Iseo says, "I know but what is causing it."

Speaking quietly to Iseo, Pukk exclaims, "Seeing Cryheart drunk was sobering!"

Iseo asks, "Okay. So... I am a simple farm gal... Who the hell is Raznel?"

Lylia says, "Uncertain. That is one of the things I trust we shall put ourselves to discovering."

Dergoatean recites:

"Here's to Aznell's Armory never being Raznel's Armory!"

Dergoatean raises his single malt whiskey in a toast!

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr says, "If the bleakstone statue is the cause, the fella said he had other wagons gone missing."

Iseo exclaims, "Thank you!"

Speaking to Pukk, Zosopage says, "On 20 year old ale."

Iseo says, "Okay. Bad Witch."

Lylia explains, "Raznel is a blood mage of some power. She was once Rachel, who was once Naimorai Kestrel. So many names for one fractured woman, one who has lived long past her time."

Gillien says, "And long before her time, I hear."

Iseo says, "Okay. So kill the Witch."

Speaking curiously to Cruxophim, Darcena breathes, "What are you doing?"

Kelrion says, "Most women don't name their multiple personalities."

Speaking heartily to Iseo, Chamorr says, "Zackly."

Iseo says, "Oh sure we do. We just don't tell."