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* [[Pylasar]] leads adventurers to Lake [[Eonak]], where [[::Chrysamber Epoch|Chrysamber]] uses her magic and her ivory compass to give him an ethereal compass that will lead to the paragon. She says they can continue to the next step if he returns, then leaves, saying it's his damage to undo. Pylasar explains that the paragon is Mynalari Anodheles--a person once, but now a memory. He says he doesn't know what the world her mind has created will look like.
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* [[Pylasar]] leads adventurers to Lake [[Eonak]], where [[::Chrysamber Epoch|Chrysamber]] uses her magic and her ivory compass to give him an ethereal compass that will lead to the paragon. She says they can continue to the next step if he returns, then leaves, saying it's his damage to undo. Pylasar explains that the paragon is [[Mynalari Anodheles]]--a person once, but now a memory. He says he doesn't know what the world her mind has created will look like.
  
 
* Sir [[Bristenn]] double-checks that Pylasar's certain it isn't a ruse of [[Quinshon]] or [[Raznel]]; the purple mage affirms that it isn't since he was there when they created the paragon--and she was the last one. Pylasar warns to be cautions and that the mission isn't a race.
 
* Sir [[Bristenn]] double-checks that Pylasar's certain it isn't a ruse of [[Quinshon]] or [[Raznel]]; the purple mage affirms that it isn't since he was there when they created the paragon--and she was the last one. Pylasar warns to be cautions and that the mission isn't a race.
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* Even after adventurers battle through everything, necleriines--demons--fly in to attack and renew the defense efforts with more gargoyles and banshees. However, Pylasar returns, alive again, and demands an end to this. The woman's voice asks if everyone "sues for peace"; [[Myasarie]] asks why they'd seek peace with evil; the voice says they've come into her home and murdered her servants. Proving the point, a serving maid appears and [[Xred]] kills her immediately.
 
* Even after adventurers battle through everything, necleriines--demons--fly in to attack and renew the defense efforts with more gargoyles and banshees. However, Pylasar returns, alive again, and demands an end to this. The woman's voice asks if everyone "sues for peace"; [[Myasarie]] asks why they'd seek peace with evil; the voice says they've come into her home and murdered her servants. Proving the point, a serving maid appears and [[Xred]] kills her immediately.
  
* At last Mynalari appears before everyone and settles on the throne. She says they've shown bravery and foolishness and she hasn't seen an enemy like them in ages, and asks what they seek and if starving peasants sent them. Sir [[Bristenn]], Sir Cryheart, and [[Goldtree] try to explain that they're not of her time and that she's a pawn, but she doesn't understand or believe it.
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* At last Mynalari appears before everyone and settles on the throne. She says they've shown bravery and foolishness and she hasn't seen an enemy like them in ages, and asks what they seek and if starving peasants sent them. Sir [[Bristenn]], Sir Cryheart, and [[Goldtree]] try to explain that they're not of her time and that she's a pawn, but she doesn't understand or believe it.
  
 
* Seeing Sir Bristenn's spurs, Mynalari asks him to identify himself--and he does, as a knight of [[Vornavis]]. Sir [[Mynon]] adds he's not the only one. She asks what they seek and they say to end a wrong done to her as the witch twisted her life. She says he makes wild, treasonous claims; he says her throne is not the Sun-throne and his heart serves the Empire truly.
 
* Seeing Sir Bristenn's spurs, Mynalari asks him to identify himself--and he does, as a knight of [[Vornavis]]. Sir [[Mynon]] adds he's not the only one. She asks what they seek and they say to end a wrong done to her as the witch twisted her life. She says he makes wild, treasonous claims; he says her throne is not the Sun-throne and his heart serves the Empire truly.
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* Xred, [[Rarr]], [[Leafiara]], Roblar, [[Pukk]], [[Chamorr]], [[::Xorus_Kul'shin|Xorus]], [[Bernadette]], and [[Gryzzlbok]] act to kill her, but even several successful slayings result in her rising up again. Cryheart, Mynon, and Bristenn say to seek another way since it's doing no good; Roblar [[::Disarm Weapon|disarms]] her runestaff in the fray and others urge to destroy it, but she recovers it. However...
 
* Xred, [[Rarr]], [[Leafiara]], Roblar, [[Pukk]], [[Chamorr]], [[::Xorus_Kul'shin|Xorus]], [[Bernadette]], and [[Gryzzlbok]] act to kill her, but even several successful slayings result in her rising up again. Cryheart, Mynon, and Bristenn say to seek another way since it's doing no good; Roblar [[::Disarm Weapon|disarms]] her runestaff in the fray and others urge to destroy it, but she recovers it. However...
  
* Mynalari suddenly realizes, from on her hands and knees, that something's wrong, and loses her grip on her runestaff. [[Arianiss]] collects it and offers it to Roblar, who seeks to destrory it, but can't and ultimately gives it back to him. Meanwhile Mynalari gets a mirror and weeps in horror at the web of black veins along her neck and shoulders, realizing she's dead and asking Peter why he did this.
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* Mynalari suddenly realizes, from on her hands and knees, that something's wrong, and loses her grip on her runestaff. [[Arianiss]] collects it and offers it to Roblar, who seeks to destroy it, but can't and ultimately gives it back to him. Meanwhile Mynalari gets a mirror and weeps in horror at the web of black veins along her neck and shoulders, realizing she's dead and asking Peter why he did this.
  
 
* Mynon says it's great grief to the Swans to see this and asks what she would have of them. Mynalari asks if he can help her, saying she'll make no claims to the throne and just wants to live in the shadows, but Sir Bristenn says they can't guarantee she'll be herself. She asks them to take her with them, begging, and [[Madmountan]] reminds that the Baron of [[Bourth]] did want her brought back alive.
 
* Mynon says it's great grief to the Swans to see this and asks what she would have of them. Mynalari asks if he can help her, saying she'll make no claims to the throne and just wants to live in the shadows, but Sir Bristenn says they can't guarantee she'll be herself. She asks them to take her with them, begging, and [[Madmountan]] reminds that the Baron of [[Bourth]] did want her brought back alive.
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* As Mynalari fades, she begins to see visions of a golden age when her husband awaits and she'll have twins--and then she crumbles into dust, leaving only her gown and sandals behind. Xorus collects the sandals and offers them to Lylia; Leafi collects the gown, musing over whether it needs to be destroyed. With that, the group successfully returns home.
 
* As Mynalari fades, she begins to see visions of a golden age when her husband awaits and she'll have twins--and then she crumbles into dust, leaving only her gown and sandals behind. Xorus collects the sandals and offers them to Lylia; Leafi collects the gown, musing over whether it needs to be destroyed. With that, the group successfully returns home.
  
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=Behind the Scenes=
  
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Given the nature of the paragon's origins and the sensitivity of the matters, Sir Bristenn Mires, an imperial knight of [[Vornavis]], had contacted his liegelord [[::Dunrith_Malwind|Baron Dunrith Malwind]] regarding these events in a series of private letters.
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<pre>16 Phoenatos, 5119
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My liege, Baron Dunrith Malwind, Swan Lord of Vornavis,
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    There is a situation in the north that must be handled delicately.  Phylacteries of the witch Raznel have been found.  They are the siblings of late Empress Mynal'lyanna.  Baron Caulfield demands of the Order of the Silver Gryphon their retrieval, without the knowledge of Earl Jovery.  Their condition is unknown, but what is known is that they are under thrall by the witch Raznel, used as anchors for her power and corrupted beyond recovery.  We cannot be certain what Caulfield has in mind, but it reeks of mischief and treason.
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We seek your counsel on this matter and will act accordingly nonetheless. The Landing's mercenaries will seek them out to destroy them on Leyan, 21 Phoenatos.
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Sir Bristenn Colfren Mires, IKtV
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Steward-Adjudicator of the Order of the Azure Sun
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<pre>20 Phoenatos, 5119
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Sir Mires,
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    The news your letter brings is most troubling.  Not in the least because the siblings you spoke of all died nearly thirty years ago in rather public fashion.  It is equally curious what the Baron of Bourth has to do with this matter or with the Order of the Silver Gryphons.  In this matter you have asked for counsel, but unfortunately your letter has only brought more questions to mind than advice.  To that end, learn more of this matter if you are able to do so.  In terms of course of action, the advice offered is to follow your heart and stay true to yourselves and your vows, as that will guide you best through this unusual and troubling matter.
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Dunrith Malwind
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Baron of Vornavis
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<pre>22 Phoenatos, 5119
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My liege, Baron Dunrith Malwind, Swan Lord of Vornavis,
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    It is with no small amount of regret that I inform you now of the fate of the lost heir, Princess Mynalari Anodheles. She had been located in a pocket valence of sorts, a construction of the witch Raznel and her fell magic. As it would appear, while the princess was believed to have died in 5092, the witch was able to abduct the her from her deathbed- how this was accomplished, I cannot be fully certain, nor can I be certain of the sorts of magic used to bind her to this prison. It is beyond my field of expertise, but similar to the prison the Order of Dreamwalkers, the Lord of Midnight Ronan's blades, used to confine their traitorous champion Indhis.
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However, as a great number of adventurers local to Wehnimer's Landing, myself and Sir Mynon Felcroth and Hospitaller Dirra Crawfinn of our order, in efforts with the esteemed Order of the Silver Gryphon and their honorable arms, were able to breach this valence, we finally confronted the princess. At first her rage at our intrusion was felt, but shortly thereafter she became aware of the truth in which she existed- a shell, or a vessel, neither living nor yet truly dead, enabling the witch Raznel to anchor her own existence and continue her schemes and assaults against our kith and kin. The Princess Mynalari Anodheles chose then of her own accord, rather than be a tool of dark forces, to pass beyond the Gates for the good of the realm.
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I was unable to save her, sire, nor could my hand, a hand that had already grievously transgressed and laid upon the shoulder of one with royal blood, do the same. While I offer you her crown, one sadly yet dutifully removed from that nightmarish place, something unreal but made material, to be done due deference and given to the royal family in her honor, I as well offer myself to whatever punishments and justices his Excellency deems fitting for this failure.
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Sir Bristenn Colfren Mires, IKtV
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Steward-Adjudicator of the Order of the Azure Sun</pre>
  
 
=Highlights=
 
=Highlights=

Latest revision as of 09:32, 9 September 2019

Phoenatos 21-22, 5119

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Pylasar leads adventurers to Lake Eonak, where Chrysamber uses her magic and her ivory compass to give him an ethereal compass that will lead to the paragon. She says they can continue to the next step if he returns, then leaves, saying it's his damage to undo. Pylasar explains that the paragon is Mynalari Anodheles--a person once, but now a memory. He says he doesn't know what the world her mind has created will look like.
  • Sir Bristenn double-checks that Pylasar's certain it isn't a ruse of Quinshon or Raznel; the purple mage affirms that it isn't since he was there when they created the paragon--and she was the last one. Pylasar warns to be cautions and that the mission isn't a race.
  • Pylasar puts the compass to use and begins reliving the memories of how each creation of a paragon had gotten smoother. He asks Rachel if Mynalari will suffer; she says the Ageless One is not known for mercy in what he taught her. With that, a sliver of air opens the way...
  • The group enters and finds itself on the coastal plains of Tamzyrr. They follow a path and soon spot a distant keep, where a light burns into existence. As they near the keep, knights and imperial soldiers approach; the Landing adventurers are the first to attack and strike the soldiers down with relative ease. Pylasar, however, trembles and begins to retreat, saying he doesn't know if we can do it; others urge him on and he agrees, giving the lead to Sir Cryheart.
  • Cryheart leads back to the keep and Roblar tries to charge in, but hits a tripwire as imperial wizards and knights rush the group in defense. Voices cry out to protect the empress, but the group pushes through, tripwire or no.
  • As adventurers continue on, they notice a wall carving with the image of a crimson sunburst dripping with blood--a prelude to trying to pass the next tripwire, which injures most and kills several, including Cryheart. Maggots attack during the recovery and regrouping and a voice calls out, asking who dares challenge her reign.
  • Pylasar leads on toward a garden where purple hibiscus flowers grow, where Gracie's voice is heard. At first Pylasar seems to slip back into memories, but then Gracie's image appears, begins coughing, and tells Pylasar to "end her"--the witch. Pylasar tries to charge a glass door leading inside, but gets nowhere fast, so warriors begin bashing it and at last Goldstr gets through. However, a seemingly endless number of tripwires await as no one can get through, including Pylasar--who's killed off when he tries. However, a little girl appears, touches the door, and vanishes, opening the way.
  • The trouble doesn't end as the next archway brings more tripwires and madness begins to set in, but adventurers fight through toward the throne room even as a woman's voice shouts to turn back. There they find a blood-hued throne with shifting, silently-screaming faces; stone gargoyles come to life and attack, as do banshees, both much stronger than ones found in Darkstone Castle. Eventually wind wraiths join the fray, also stronger than those known from Teras Isle, and soon every force of the keep rises up in combat.
  • Even after adventurers battle through everything, necleriines--demons--fly in to attack and renew the defense efforts with more gargoyles and banshees. However, Pylasar returns, alive again, and demands an end to this. The woman's voice asks if everyone "sues for peace"; Myasarie asks why they'd seek peace with evil; the voice says they've come into her home and murdered her servants. Proving the point, a serving maid appears and Xred kills her immediately.
  • At last Mynalari appears before everyone and settles on the throne. She says they've shown bravery and foolishness and she hasn't seen an enemy like them in ages, and asks what they seek and if starving peasants sent them. Sir Bristenn, Sir Cryheart, and Goldtree try to explain that they're not of her time and that she's a pawn, but she doesn't understand or believe it.
  • Seeing Sir Bristenn's spurs, Mynalari asks him to identify himself--and he does, as a knight of Vornavis. Sir Mynon adds he's not the only one. She asks what they seek and they say to end a wrong done to her as the witch twisted her life. She says he makes wild, treasonous claims; he says her throne is not the Sun-throne and his heart serves the Empire truly.
  • Sirs Mynon and Bristenn continue explaining that they're to free her, though it brings no joy, but Mynalari accuses them of treason and usurping her throne and asks what message she should send back to their Baron. Bristenn recalls withstanding Baron Lerep Hochstib and defeating Jantalar and presents to Mynalari a shard of a Mandis Crystal from the time, which Mynal'lyanna had allowed Hochstib to use in war against his neighbors.
  • Mynalari flies into a rage at the mention of her sister, but Pylasar finally steps forward and says he and Rachel bled her dry and filled her with the blood of a witch and she's nothing but a ghost. She raises her orase runestaff and says this was to be all hers, but Pylasar breaks his compass and the air begins to shimmer as he yells to end her.
  • Xred, Rarr, Leafiara, Roblar, Pukk, Chamorr, Xorus, Bernadette, and Gryzzlbok act to kill her, but even several successful slayings result in her rising up again. Cryheart, Mynon, and Bristenn say to seek another way since it's doing no good; Roblar disarms her runestaff in the fray and others urge to destroy it, but she recovers it. However...
  • Mynalari suddenly realizes, from on her hands and knees, that something's wrong, and loses her grip on her runestaff. Arianiss collects it and offers it to Roblar, who seeks to destroy it, but can't and ultimately gives it back to him. Meanwhile Mynalari gets a mirror and weeps in horror at the web of black veins along her neck and shoulders, realizing she's dead and asking Peter why he did this.
  • Mynon says it's great grief to the Swans to see this and asks what she would have of them. Mynalari asks if he can help her, saying she'll make no claims to the throne and just wants to live in the shadows, but Sir Bristenn says they can't guarantee she'll be herself. She asks them to take her with them, begging, and Madmountan reminds that the Baron of Bourth did want her brought back alive.
  • Even as Mynalari begs at Cryheart's feet, he says it's not for him to say. She begs Pylasar, but he turns away; she begs Bristenn to return to Vornavis with him, but he instead offers Koargard. Her hair begins to fall out and flakes of skin peel off as she asks if they value life and to save her from hurting. Dame Evia and Sir Mynon explain that she can change the future and that the ruler's duty is to serve the good of the realm. She slumps against the throne and her sunburst crown topples off; Mayor Lylia collects it and entrusts it to Bristenn.
  • As Mynalari fades, she begins to see visions of a golden age when her husband awaits and she'll have twins--and then she crumbles into dust, leaving only her gown and sandals behind. Xorus collects the sandals and offers them to Lylia; Leafi collects the gown, musing over whether it needs to be destroyed. With that, the group successfully returns home.

Behind the Scenes

Given the nature of the paragon's origins and the sensitivity of the matters, Sir Bristenn Mires, an imperial knight of Vornavis, had contacted his liegelord Baron Dunrith Malwind regarding these events in a series of private letters.

16 Phoenatos, 5119

My liege, Baron Dunrith Malwind, Swan Lord of Vornavis,

     There is a situation in the north that must be handled delicately.  Phylacteries of the witch Raznel have been found.  They are the siblings of late Empress Mynal'lyanna.  Baron Caulfield demands of the Order of the Silver Gryphon their retrieval, without the knowledge of Earl Jovery.  Their condition is unknown, but what is known is that they are under thrall by the witch Raznel, used as anchors for her power and corrupted beyond recovery.  We cannot be certain what Caulfield has in mind, but it reeks of mischief and treason.
  
We seek your counsel on this matter and will act accordingly nonetheless. The Landing's mercenaries will seek them out to destroy them on Leyan, 21 Phoenatos.

Sir Bristenn Colfren Mires, IKtV
Steward-Adjudicator of the Order of the Azure Sun
20 Phoenatos, 5119

Sir Mires,

     The news your letter brings is most troubling.  Not in the least because the siblings you spoke of all died nearly thirty years ago in rather public fashion.  It is equally curious what the Baron of Bourth has to do with this matter or with the Order of the Silver Gryphons.  In this matter you have asked for counsel, but unfortunately your letter has only brought more questions to mind than advice.  To that end, learn more of this matter if you are able to do so.  In terms of course of action, the advice offered is to follow your heart and stay true to yourselves and your vows, as that will guide you best through this unusual and troubling matter.

Dunrith Malwind
Baron of Vornavis
22 Phoenatos, 5119

My liege, Baron Dunrith Malwind, Swan Lord of Vornavis,

     It is with no small amount of regret that I inform you now of the fate of the lost heir, Princess Mynalari Anodheles. She had been located in a pocket valence of sorts, a construction of the witch Raznel and her fell magic. As it would appear, while the princess was believed to have died in 5092, the witch was able to abduct the her from her deathbed- how this was accomplished, I cannot be fully certain, nor can I be certain of the sorts of magic used to bind her to this prison. It is beyond my field of expertise, but similar to the prison the Order of Dreamwalkers, the Lord of Midnight Ronan's blades, used to confine their traitorous champion Indhis.

However, as a great number of adventurers local to Wehnimer's Landing, myself and Sir Mynon Felcroth and Hospitaller Dirra Crawfinn of our order, in efforts with the esteemed Order of the Silver Gryphon and their honorable arms, were able to breach this valence, we finally confronted the princess. At first her rage at our intrusion was felt, but shortly thereafter she became aware of the truth in which she existed- a shell, or a vessel, neither living nor yet truly dead, enabling the witch Raznel to anchor her own existence and continue her schemes and assaults against our kith and kin. The Princess Mynalari Anodheles chose then of her own accord, rather than be a tool of dark forces, to pass beyond the Gates for the good of the realm.

I was unable to save her, sire, nor could my hand, a hand that had already grievously transgressed and laid upon the shoulder of one with royal blood, do the same. While I offer you her crown, one sadly yet dutifully removed from that nightmarish place, something unreal but made material, to be done due deference and given to the royal family in her honor, I as well offer myself to whatever punishments and justices his Excellency deems fitting for this failure.

Sir Bristenn Colfren Mires, IKtV
Steward-Adjudicator of the Order of the Azure Sun

Highlights

Speaking quietly to Shinann, Pukk says, "You should join Sir Shiny."
Speaking quietly to Shinann, Pukk says, "Everybody knows that when in a mob, decisions are much easier."
Speaking heartily to Pylasar, Chamorr asks, "Kill everything, ask questions later, that's the plan?"
An armored Tamzyrr knight swings a claidhmore at a blue-robed imperial wizard!
AS: +496 vs DS: +286 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +41 = +285
... and hits for 148 points of damage!
Quick, powerful slash!
The imperial wizard's chest is ripped open!
Roblar deeply says, "Am takin da throne."
Speaking to Roblar, Rarr says, "You'd make a cute empress."
Roblar stares down Rarr and lets out an eerie, modulating cry! 
Rarr looks at Roblar in utter terror! 
Rarr bolts northwest!
Speaking to Pylasar, Bristenn growls, "Focus."
Bristenn briskly orders, "And -forward.-"
The image of a freckled girl with blonde hair fades into view, rising at the heart of the garden. She begins to cough, looking at Pylasar. "End her daddy. End her."
Pylasar stands up.
Pylasar carefully tucks his purple hibiscus behind one ear.
With a roar, Pylasar lowers his shoulder and charges the glass door!
His feet seem to get tangled, as he slams headfirst into the glass door, sinking slowly to the ground!
Bristenn slowly observes, "Not what I had in mind, to be fair."
Roblar suddenly screams in a mix of pain and rage as his eyes bleed with rippling hues!
The evanescent shield shrouding you fades briefly.
Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at you!
Some shiny red zelnorn chain mail emblazoned with a large white leaf partially deflects the onslaught of the slashing attack.
AS: +758 vs DS: +668 with AvD: +41 + d100 roll: +69 = +200
... and hits for 50 points of damage!
You twist away but are caught with a hard slash!
Back is broken!
You are knocked to the ground!
You are stunned for 5 rounds!
Pylasar says, "Your Majesty, my name is Peter. We bled you dry and filled you with the blood of a witch, and you are nothing but a ghost."
Lyrna says, "Well, that's direct."
Mynon mutters, "About time you owned that."
Stamping his feet in a staccato, Gryzzlbok performs a victory dance around the corpse of Mynalari.
Xred gestures at Mynalari.
Mynalari turns pale then falls limp to the ground, killed by some inconceivable fear!
Mynalari drops dead at your feet!
Darkness begins to spill out over Mynalari's flesh and she begins to rise.
Rarr channels at Mynalari.
Muscle and bone blasted to pieces by powerful bolt of energy!
Mynalari drops dead at your feet!
Darkness begins to spill out over Mynalari's flesh and she begins to rise.
Xorus gestures at Mynalari.
Mynalari turns pale then falls limp to the ground, killed by some inconceivable fear!
Mynalari drops dead at your feet!
Leafiara channels at Mynalari.
Mynalari's skeletal structure and muscle tissue reduced to fine ash!
Mynalari's eye explodes, showering you with gore.
Mynalari drops dead at your feet!
Rarr channels at Mynalari.
Mynalari's neck and shoulders blasted away by intense wave of plasma.
Mynalari drops dead at your feet!
Gryzzlbok gestures at Mynalari.
Flame burns through Mynalari's abdomen.  Greasy smoke billows forth.
Mynalari drops dead at your feet!
Falvicar simply says, "'I think it's safe to say ... .she has deeds."


Log

Preparations

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: Timoen, High Lady Levvia, Tolida, Shinann, Bernadette, Marex, Cheldon who is kneeling, Lyrna, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Arena Heroine Leafiara, Lord Arianiss, Zosopage, Falvicar, Soneiken, Gnowei, Razanetika who is sitting, Yooge who is sitting, Angran, Dirra, Sir Bristenn who is riding a well-muscled dun charger, Sir Cryheart, Goldstr, Guarrin, Sofal, Berost, Myasarie, Lord Chamorr, Grand Lady Roelaren, Ifael, Infrurnier

Some late thunder rumbles in the distance and probably wishes it could have thundered earlier and is sorry it didn't but it rumbles and heralds a coming storm.

Chamorr heartily says, "Thaddy was nappin on his couch."

Falvicar quietly says, "It probably waited longer so we could get more deeds."

Speaking carefully to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "No, something else entirely happened to him. I think we're getting someone else tonight."

Lazaryth: "Is that so? Alright, I'll brave the streets."

Speaking brightly to Pukk, Leafiara exclaims, "There you are! Ya have to tell us!"

Pukk quietly asks, "I heard there was a very apologetic thunder thundering about?"

Pukk recites quietly:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Oops wrong person!"

Berost deeply says, "If'n we all end up with Lorminstra this eve .. welp, been a journey."

Cryheart says, "Oops." [group closed]

Pukk recites quietly:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Cryheart says, "Ok try now."

Cryheart says, "Had my arms crossed."

Pukk yells, "Stop the rain! I had a shower last week!"

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Elphieya says, "Here as promised."

Speaking deeply to Pukk, Berost says, "Need another."

Cryheart yells, "In that case, give Pukk a deluge of water!"

Evia says, "Hail, friends and others."

Speaking pleasedly to Elphieya, Leafiara exclaim, "Glad ya are!"

A streak of purple lightning arcs above Wehnimer's Landing and Moot Hall.

Speaking quietly to Berost, Pukk exclaims, "Never! Once a month is fine!"

Cryheart says, "Moving."

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 six-toed tortoiseshell cat, a pretty flower girl, a large purple wooden barrel, a bone-framed bulletin board and a polished bleakstone statue.

Also here: Arena Heroine Leafiara, Lord Arianiss, Zosopage, Falvicar, Soneiken, Gnowei, Razanetika, Angran, Goldstr, Guarrin, Sofal, Myasarie, Lord Chamorr, Grand Lady Roelaren, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Lyrna, Marex, Bernadette, Tolida, High Lady Levvia, Pukk, Berost, Elphieya, Dame Evia, Sir Cryheart, Saverik, Shinann

Evia says, "Wooo."

Elphieya quietly says, "Pylassar."

Gnowei says, "Hmm, wearing plate in a lightning storm seems like a bad idea."

Speaking to Gnowei, Tolida asks, "Perhaps? But you're not under a tree?"

Pukk quietly says, "Wait....we don't have Falvi....oh there he is."

Pukk quietly says, "We are okay now."

Zosopage says, "Look people there's a little mage up in the sky."

Speaking quietly to Shinann, Pukk says, "You should join Sir Shiny."

Speaking quietly to Shinann, Pukk says, "Everybody knows that when in a mob, decisions are much easier."

The voice of Gryzzlbok sings:

"If yer Shiny and you know it

Clap your hands"

Pylasar rolls in!

Pylasar exclaims, "Why hello there!"

Pylasar exclaims, "Join me!"

Speaking to Pylasar, Maylan exclaims, "Tada!"

[joining starts up]

Cryheart says, "Good evening Pylasar."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Falvicar says, "I have something for you."

Lyrna says, "Good evening."

Speaking to Pylasar, Lylia says, "Good evening to you."

Balley softly says, "Hello Pylasar."

Speaking to Pylasar, Zosopage says, "Good evening."

The voice of Gryzzlbok says, "Pylasar more shinier."

Cryheart says, "Join Pylasar."

Speaking amicably to Pylasar, Leafiara admits, "Much as I like Thadston, I'm glad you're here instead. It might be for the best since at least you have more of an idea what to look for."

Pukk recites quietly:

"Oh for Cholen's sake"

Pukk recites quietly:

"Everybody join Pylasar!"

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Falvicar says, "I was praying the other night as I normally do at my Master's shrine. When I touched the font before I fell asleep... I got this. I thought of you."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Pukk says, "You need to tell me next time."

Pylasar accepts Bbee's silvery blue potion.

Pylasar takes a sip from his silvery blue potion and seems to become oddly buoyant.

Falvicar offers Pylasar a purple butterfly wing.

Speaking to Pylasar, Maylan says, "Let's go a wassailing."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Pukk says, "I am the herald it seems."

Pylasar accepts Falvicar's butterfly wing.

Saverik softly says, "Well."

Pylasar grins.

Pylasar put a purple butterfly wing in his gold-laced neckpouch.

Pylasar bows to Falvicar.

Speaking to Bbee, Leafiara ventures, "Hoping for an encore?"

Pukk quietly says, "Deep subject."

Bbee says, "Ya I was."

Evia says, "Oh golly."

Lylia glances at a bone-framed bulletin board.

>read boar

The following messages are written on the bulletin board:

(NOTICE: This board is intended for PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS pertaining to the town of Wehnimer's Landing. Feel free to post your messages regarding public gatherings and the like here, but make sure to keep them appropriate to public display.).

Order of the Dragon meets first Restday 10pm eleven, all are welcome

Wanted: More Blood

Congratulations to the six Bardfest finalists -- Balantine, Bjornsong, Jersea, Lazaryth, Leifa, and Meril! Join them on the 22nd as they compete for the grand prize.

Lylia...My heart can't take it anymore. I long for you. - Cryheart

Halfling Cooking Lessons - Town Square - Tomorrow!

message Who is commiting slanderous behavoir on this board - Cryheart

The annual event of Tossing Halflings and Gnomes from the mountaintops starts tonight at 9 elven. Bring the whole family because there is fun for all in watching them bounce and roll down hill off rocks and crashing into things. As always bring your own to compete against others throwing theirs down. This will be a night one and all will enjoy and talk about for some time to come.

(OOC) Pylasar's player whispers to the group, "Sorry all! Was fighting an ISP outage in my area for the last hour. But back and on and ready to do this! COFFEE AND DEEDS!"

Roelaren says, "Indeed."

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Goldtree asks, "Should we?"

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Whoo!"

Lylia mildly says, "'Slander' seems a rather pejorative term."

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Goldtree says, "You know."

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "No excuses!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Bbee says, "He didn't lift off this time."

Roelaren says, "Whoo."

Pylasar asks, "Thank you all for...for helping this eve. Are you all joined to me?"

Cryheart says, "Join Pylasar."

(OOC) Arianiss's player whispers to the group, "I have 198. Good luck."

(OOC) Elphieya's player whispers to the group, "I'm sure I don't have enough deeds but oh well! Here goes nothing!"

(OOC) Falvicar's player whispers to the group, "No worries. I got my TWC build working and my offhand has realm flares thanks to Wyrom earlier at his auction :D."

Speaking quietly to Goldstr, Pukk says, "Geesh even after I announced it, you still joined late.."

Lauranathalasa says, "I kinda like the remarks about the halfling tossing."

Lyrna says, "Well... timing is everything, Pukk."

Speaking quietly to Shinann, Goldtree says, "It's just...nothing. It's nothing."

Speaking quietly to Lyrna, Pukk says, "Good idea."

Pylasar says, "I am moving in thirty seconds."

[Town Square, East]

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

Also here: Zalinix, Avalera, Goldtree, Xorus, Great Lord Nazarr, Arena Hero Roblar, Lazaryth, Land Pirate Maylan who is riding a chunky apricot-hued cob, Lord Pylasar, Pietra, Tsarok, Guarrin, Melikor, Lord Zolis, Arena Champion Madmountan, Sir Mynon who is riding a lithe reddish charger, High Lady Lauranathalasa, Aesoul, Rhayveign, Dirra, Sir Bristenn who is riding a well-muscled dun charger, Bbee, Mayor Lylia, Dame Evia, Elphieya, Berost, Pukk, Tolida, Bernadette, Marex, Lyrna, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Arena Heroine Leafiara, Lord Arianiss, Zosopage, Falvicar, Soneiken, Gnowei, Razanetika, Angran, Goldstr, Sofal, Myasarie, Lord Chamorr, Grand Lady Roelaren, Sir Cryheart, Shinann, Magister Raelee

Cryheart says, "Join Pylasar if ye hae nae."

Bbee says, "I am ready as I get."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Pukk says, "You can move more often if you want...unless you're drunk that is."

[travel]

[Melgorehn's Reach, Lake Eonak]

You are on the bank of a beautiful mountain lake that is fed by a waterfall gushing from the mountain side. There is a path which seems to actually lead up the side of the mountain. You also see a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees and a cedar chip path.

Also here: Squire Legionnaire Rarr, Voltung, Arena Champion Madmountan, Shyspirit, Avalera, Goldtree, Xorus, Great Lord Nazarr, Arena Hero Roblar, Lazaryth, Land Pirate Maylan who is riding a chunky apricot-hued cob, Pietra, Guarrin, Melikor, Lord Zolis, Sir Mynon who is riding a lithe reddish charger, High Lady Lauranathalasa, Aesoul, Rhayveign, Dirra, Sir Bristenn, Bbee, Mayor Lylia, Dame Evia, Elphieya, Berost, Pukk, Tolida, Bernadette, Marex, Lyrna, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Arena Heroine Leafiara, Lord Arianiss, Zosopage, Falvicar, Soneiken, Gnowei, Razanetika, Angran, Goldstr, Sofal, Myasarie, Lord Chamorr, Grand Lady Roelaren, Sir Cryheart, Shinann, Magister Raelee, Lord Pylasar, Lady Chrysamber

Pylasar sighs.

Pylasar says, "You came."

Chrysamber melodically asks, "I am needed for your passage, am I not?"

Chrysamber squints at Pylasar.

Pukk whispers something to Pylasar.

Pylasar nods.

Chrysamber melodically says, "I will not be going with you Peter."

Chrysamber melodically says, "This damage is all yours to undo."

Chrysamber whispers something to Pylasar.

Pylasar nods at Chrysamber.

Pylasar says, "Yes...I know."

Chrysamber nods at Pylasar.

Speaking to Pylasar, Bbee asks, "I wonder why he didn't float this time, you suppose he is filled with ale or sumptin?"

Bbee asks, "Who said that?"

Chrysamber runs her hand across her ivory compass and chants some archaic phrase. The ivory compass in her hand glows and soon the shape of an ethereal compass forms just above the original. She gestures and the ethereal compass drifts towards Pylasar, who takes it in his hand.

Chrysamber melodically says, "It will lead to where is needed. If you return, we will continue onto our next step."

Lyrna asks, "If?"

Lady Chrysamber just went southwest.

Speaking optimistically to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

Pylasar says, "She's swell."

Pukk quietly says, "Lady of few words....very rare for a lady."

Goldstr exclaims, "Faith folks! We WILL Return!"

Speaking heartily to Lyrna, Chamorr says, "There's always a IF."

Avalera carefully repeats, "Swell."

Avalera says, "Not what I would have..."

Pylasar says, "So, a moment please..."

Pylasar holds up his hand.

Falvicar quietly asks, "Swimmingly?"

Gnowei says, "Now this sounds like it should get interesting."

Pylasar slowly empties his lungs.

Zosopage says, "At least we have a trail of road apples if we get lost."

Pylasar says, "Her name is Mynalari Anodheles."

Speaking quietly to Bbee, Myasarie asks, "Might one ask what that potion does?"

Pylasar says, "She was a person once."

Bbee asks, "Was a person?"

Speaking deeply to Bbee, Berost says, "No longer."

Pylasar says, "But she's really just a memory now. And..."

Evia says, "Weren't we all."

Cryheart says, "Apparently she is a shell of her self now."

Pylasar says, "I am not sure what her world will look like that her mind has created."

Zosopage asks, "Sort of a wraith?"

Pylasar says, "When she...when we made.."

Myasarie quietly says, "Sounds more like a lost soul."

Evia says, "Well in that case."

Pylasar says, "When we did this..."

Bbee says, "My first wife was like that."

Speaking heartily to Pylasar, Chamorr asks, "Kill everything, ask questions later, that's the plan?"

Pylasar says, "The canvas is blank. I am not surprised if the paragon has created something in its state."

Pylasar asks, "Does that make sense?"

Speaking sternly to Pylasar, Bristenn asks, "Are you -absolutely- certain this is not a ruse of Quinshon and the witch's?"

Evia says, "Sure."

Leafiara understandingly says, "I took it as 'prepare for anything', so yes."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Elphieya asks, "So the world or place we are going might have been changed or created by the paragon?"

Chamorr heartily says, "Not a lick."

Speaking to Chamorr, Soneiken says, "Well, don't kill Peter, that would be bad."

Bbee says, "As much as much I hear around you."

Pylasar says, "I am certain."

Speaking to Pylasar, Lylia says, "We no longer use names, then. The paragon is 'it,' not 'her.' You expect something, not someone."

Pylasar says, "I was there when we created her."

Pylasar says, "She...she was the last one."

Roblar deeply says, "Les jus kill someone."

Bristenn slowly warns, ".. you had best be."

Roblar deeply says, "Don't care who."

Evia says, "Him her it whatever."

Falvicar quietly says, "I will care."

Myasarie quietly asks, "So the world will be of Her creation?"

Roblar deeply says, "So long as it weakens dat witch."

Goldtree quietly says, "Let's get this done."

Speaking jovially to Roblar, Leafiara asks, "Kill 'em and let the Arkati sort it out?"

Pylasar says, "Please be cautious."

Roblar deeply says, "Death comes to us all."

Lyrna quietly asks, "Did you know, at that point.. how far over the line you were?"

Arianiss asks, "Is Thadston not joining us?"

Roblar deeply says, "And so shall it wid da witch."

Speaking cautiously to Arianiss, Leafiara says, "He's, uh... had some trouble lately."

Pylasar says, "Our mission is not one of swift execution. We must be...this is no race."

Evia says, "He is currently malfunctional."

Speaking to Arianiss, Madmountan says, "Thadston isn't doing too hot right now."

Cryheart asks, "Cautious?"

Lylia asks, "Is he now?"

Gnowei says, "Hmm, so no berserking, got it."

Cryheart asks, "Our goal is to release her?"

Zosopage says, "Meticulous."

Cryheart asks, "From her condition?"

Elphieya nervously asks, "Then the rumors were true?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Lylia says, "That is a way of putting it."

Leafiara nods absently at Elphieya.

Dirra whispers something to Bristenn.

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Myasarie asks, "So be careful and shall we be seeking anything in particular?"

Speaking helpfully to Elphieya, Leafiara says, "But he's expected to make a full recovery."

Pylasar says, "When we find it, we end it."

Speaking heartily to Cryheart, Chamorr says, "Rule one."

Speaking to Gnowei, Bbee says, "Bberserking is fine if you don't mind dying from it."

Speaking to Lylia, Raelee says, "Perhaps we should not be utilizing euphemisms."

Pylasar slowly empties his lungs.

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Elphieya asks, "Everything in this world is either...her or something her mind created though, right?"

Pylasar indicates his white compass with a smile.

Cryheart says, "May Lorminstra welcome her then."

Speaking to Bbee, Gnowei says, "That's the usual outcome."

Speaking heartily to Cryheart, Chamorr says, "If it's yellow kill it."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Elphieya says, "Good."

Falvicar whispers something to Avalera.

Speaking to herself, Dirra says, "Or contrived to be a trap."

Bbee says, "Well I know."

The voice of Gryzzlbok says, "If it moves, kill it."

Lyrna says, "Not Lorminstra. Gosaena."

Myasarie quietly says, "It hmm that which you and others created due to some experiment or such one be guessing."

Pylasar raises the ethereal white compass in his hand and grows still, the golden sigil on his face glistening with power as if it activates.

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Goldtree says, "We must end this cycle. Get on with it."

Lyrna says, "That is who needs to welcome her."

Lylia says, "I do not think it is euphemistic to talk of releasing someone from torment. Death is sometimes mercy."

Speaking to herself, Dirra says, "Having been in her mind."

Speaking to herself, Dirra says, "Twice."

The air begins to shimmer along the shadow of Melgorehn's Reach.

Speaking quietly to a gold-flecked grey brushwood wolf, Goldtree says, "Here we go."

Roblar deeply says, "Les give it mercy."

Lyrna says, "Lorminstra needs to let her pass through the Gate."

Cryheart says, "Let's end her pain then."

Speaking to Bristenn, Soneiken says, "If you wanna stand in front of me, and shield the oncomers from distracting my spells, I guess I could swear Allegiance for one night to the Imperials."

Speaking quietly to Dirra, Myasarie says, "One be sorry that thee had to endure such."

Pylasar gazes into the distance, the air shimmering more as his eyes glaze over.


Memories

Pylasar asks, "It's gotten smoother with each one, hasn't it?"

Falvicar whispers something to Avalera.

Speaking simply to Soneiken, Bristenn replies, "We don't ask for allegiance."

Rachel says, "Yes, indeed. How observant."

Lyrna says, "It is hard to atone for the past."

Pylasar asks, "Will she suffer?"

Speaking to Soneiken, Bristenn assures, "Usually, just cooperation."

The air shimmers and Rachel's voice can be heard saying, "Haven't we?"

Goldtree quietly says, "He's reliving the moment."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Myasarie says, "Whom ever thee speaks of let us hope she willna feel too much pain."

Pylasar says, "We discussed that..."

Pylasar hangs his head.

Rachel says, "...the Ageless One is not known for his mercy in what he taught me. I have told you such. I have shown you such."

Myasarie quietly says, "It be as if Lord Pylasar be speaking of two different people."

Speaking to herself, Leafiara mouths, "Ageless one?"

Dirra whispers something to Bristenn.

Pylasar looks up briefly, his eyes drawing to Xorus for a short moment.

Myasarie quietly says, "That nae sounds good, ageless one."

Falvicar confusedly asks, "Ageless...one?"

Gnowei says, "At least there is just one."

The air shimmers more and a sliver begins to take shape.

Speaking to Gnowei, Leafiara offers, "I think quite a number of the Arkati are ageless."

Lylia says, "'Ageless' is a curious term for one who wanders in time, too."

A sliver of shimmering air appears.

Pylasar nods.

Pylasar sighs.


Into the Unknown

Lord Pylasar's group just went through a sliver of shimmering air.

[Tamzyrr, Coastal Plains]

Underfoot, a mixture of crushed shells and rock take the place of the packed dirt road as it progresses to this point, and a low stone wall trails along on each side. The sound of the ocean distantly thrums in the background, and more prominent is the smell of the sea, which hangs heavy with salt and brine. You also see a sliver of shimmering air.

Pylasar gazes up into the heavens.

Goldtree quietly says, "Be on guard, all."

Razanetika softly asks, "Where are we?"

Pylasar trembles.

Myasarie quietly says, "Even L'Naere be ageless, but Lord Pylasar speaks of someone or something even more so one feels."

Leafiara thoughtfully says, "And all this... could be an illusion, if I understood."

Soneiken whispers something to Balley.

Cryheart says, "Seems on some coastal plains."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking heartily to Razanetika, Chamorr says, "Not kansas."

Sofal says, "Everywhere and no where."

Lauranathalasa just nudged Chamorr.

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Goldtree says, "This is Empire land."

Angran says, "Beware of sea sprites."

Chamorr heartily says, "Ow."

Cryheart says, "Seems so."

Berost deeply says, "Empire ..."

Goldstr says, "Tamzyrr."

Pylasar says, "Moving..."

Gnowei says, "Yes, the view is quite moving."

Lord Pylasar's group just went north.

[Tamzyrr, Coastal Plains]

Against the dark landscape of the countryside, dots of amber hint at a number of far-off manors, while closer, the hulking shadow of a keep rises against the night sky. The bordering stone wall rises into rounded blocks of dark marble as the road winds further along.

Evia says, "Oh."

Goldstr says, "Da Lady Paragon's home."

Bristenn distractedly remarks, "Duchy of Selanthia," as he continues prodding and examining the soil and grass. "Tamzyrr, yes."

In the distance, a light burns into existence at the top of a great keep.

Speaking to Gnowei, Bbee says, "Imagine if you stood as tall as a giant what the view might bbe."

Evia says, "Curious."

Pylasar says, "...we are known."

Lord Pylasar's group just went northeast.

[Tamzyyr, Gate to Sun Keep]

An elaborate ironwork gate blocks further passage, barring entrance to the large courtyard beyond. On the flanking marble columns, the guttering flames of torches hiss from their lofty perches, and beneath them, small guardhouses, each just large enough for one man to sit, lit from within by flickering oil lanterns.

Leafiara says, "That was inevitable."

Soneiken says, "Hope they left supper out."

Elphieya quietly asks, "Such a large group, is that any surprise?"

Myasarie quietly says, "So much for sneaking in."

Lyrna says, "We're not exactly subtle."

Goldtree quietly says, "Not usually my style.."

An armored Tamzyrr knight just arrived!

Speaking quietly to herself, Elphieya says, "Not to mention we are loud."

An armored Tamzyrr knight ambles in.

[many in the group attack immediately, though others hold back]

Leafiara amusedly says, "Well, sure, why not."

[Leafi now joins in the attack while, as do more others than before]

Cryheart says, "Errr."

Arianiss asks, "Are we sure these are enemies?"

[combat]

Pietra asks, "Is this a bad idea?"

[combat]

Speaking nonchalantly to Pietra, Leafiara asks, "Probably, but it's better than the alternatives?"

The voice of Tsarok quietly says, "It's a great idea, Pie."

Goldtree quietly says, "Well, the assault is one."

Cryheart says, "They are attacking a memory."

Arianiss repeats, "Are we sure these are enemies?"

Gnowei says, "They are now."

Cryheart says, "I am nae attacking."

Mynon says, "Still vile."

Cryheart says, "Yet."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

[combat]

Elphieya quietly asks, "Is this not just created in her mind?"

Marex says, "Too late now."

Lyrna says, "We're out of time..."

[combat]

Speaking urgently to Raelee, Bristenn mutters, "What do you make of it?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Goldstr says, "Aye I nae seen who swung first."


Hesitations

Pylasar kneels down.

Pylasar trembles.

Arianiss says, "It was us that attacked first."

Goldtree quietly says, "They die like ordinary soldiers."

Speaking to Goldstr, Evia says, "Not them."

Pylasar fidgets.

Roblar deeply says, "Men, in armor, trying to harm us."

Roblar deeply says, "Keel."

Cryheart asks, "Do we know the come to harm us?"

Pylasar shakes, looking around, as if reliving something...

Lyrna says, "It is too late now. You can only try to fix it."

Pylasar says, "I'm...I don't know if we can do this..."

Pylasar stands up.

Lord Pylasar's group just went southwest.

[Tamzyrr, Coastal Plains]

Against the dark landscape of the countryside, dots of amber hint at a number of far-off manors, while closer, the hulking shadow of a keep rises against the night sky. The bordering stone wall rises into rounded blocks of dark marble as the road winds further along.

Lord Pylasar's group just went south.

[Tamzyrr, Coastal Plains]

Underfoot, a mixture of crushed shells and rock take the place of the packed dirt road as it progresses to this point, and a low stone wall trails along on each side. The sound of the ocean distantly thrums in the background, and more prominent is the smell of the sea, which hangs heavy with salt and brine. You also see a sliver of shimmering air.

Speaking encouragingly to Pylasar, Leafiara says, "We can."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Goldtree says, "Come on old man."

Roblar deeply says, "Kill everythin and maybe dis bubble will pop."

Lylia insists, "You do what you must."

Lyrna simply says, "We have to."

Sofal says, "We have to."

Nazarr says, "It's a bit late to worry about it now. We have to try."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Myasarie says, "We have to try Lord Pylasar."

Pylasar designates Cryheart as the new leader of the group.

Goldtree quietly says, "Chamorr, carry the mage."

Speaking to Pylasar, Leafiara says, "Gotta move forward."

Lylia says, "You have done this. It must be undone, now."

Myasarie quietly says, "It cannae go on like this."

Pylasar says, "I...yeah..we..we must I know."

Pylasar says, "Go...move slowly."

Pylasar nods at Cryheart.

Cryheart says, "Ok..ownard."

An armored Tamzyrr knight ambles in.

An armored Tamzyrr knight ambles in.

An armored Tamzyrr knight just arrived!

An armored Tamzyrr knight ambles in.

An armored Tamzyrr knight ambles in.

[combat]

Goldtree quietly says, "Incoming."

Cryheart says, "Onward."

[combat]

Leafiara quips, "Well, we can count on him for that."

[combat]

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "Good times!"

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Easy kills."

Speaking to Guarrin, Evia says, "Still not them."

Cryheart says, "Moving."

Myasarie quietly says, "Too easy."

Sir Cryheart's group just went north.

[Tamzyrr, Coastal Plains]

Against the dark landscape of the countryside, dots of amber hint at a number of far-off manors, while closer, the hulking shadow of a keep rises against the night sky. The bordering stone wall rises into rounded blocks of dark marble as the road winds further along.

Roelaren says, "For now."

Arianiss says, "You left someone."

Sir Cryheart's group just went northeast.

[Tamzyyr, Gate to Sun Keep]

An elaborate ironwork gate blocks further passage, barring entrance to the large courtyard beyond. On the flanking marble columns, the guttering flames of torches hiss from their lofty perches, and beneath them, small guardhouses, each just large enough for one man to sit, lit from within by flickering oil lanterns.

Chamorr heartily says, "Wait."

Cryheart glances at an elaborate ironwork gate.

As Roblar makes his way toward an elaborate ironwork gate, he gets caught by a tripwire!

A faintly glowing sigil flares up and explodes around Roblar!

A suit of black rolaren plate armor partially deflects the onslaught of the fiery attack.

... 1 point of damage!

Minor burns to chest. That hurts a bit.

Lyrna says, "It never stays that way."

A blue-robed imperial wizard ambles in.

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Was going to say...check for traps."

[combat]

Sofal says, "We lost raz."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "She's here now."

[combat]

Cryheart asks, "Rogue...disarm the gate?"

[combat]

Cryheart asks, "Can someone disarm the gate?"

[combat]

Speaking to Pukk, you exclaim, "You're up!"

[combat]

Pukk quietly says, "No traps on gate that I can see."

[combat]

Evia says, "So many arms."

Cryheart says, "Disarm the gate."

Voltung hoarsely asks, "We lost Raza again?"

Sofal says, "She died."

Lyrna says, "No traps."

Pukk quietly says, "No traps on the gate that I can see."

Lauranathalasa says, "Wizard southwest."

Lyrna says, "That I see."

Leafiara asks, "Hmm.. are the dead just disappearing from this spot because it's--not in sync with our world?" [OOC: I don't know what the IC explanation is, but yes, anyone dying was being immediately returned to the Landing with messages of: "Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing [deader]'s body!" Knew to be on the lookout for something like this since we had it in 2016 when Rodnay took everyone into Chaston's mind, and I feel like there were another one or two more times since then.]

Lauranathalasa yells, "Goddess mode activate!"

Leafiara tentatively asks, "Who sancted?"

[combat]

An armored Tamzyrr knight swings a claidhmore at a blue-robed imperial wizard!

AS: +496 vs DS: +286 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +41 = +285

... and hits for 148 points of damage!

Quick, powerful slash!

The imperial wizard's chest is ripped open!

Roblar deeply says, "Hmm."

[combat]

Roblar deeply says, "50k."

[combat]

Falvicar quietly says, "We don't have to attack them."

A voice shouts from within the keep, "To arms! To arms! Protect the Empress!"

Lylia says, "I am not attacking to kill but to incapacitate."

Goldtree quietly says, "Here we go."

Speaking nonchalantly to Falvicar, Leafiara says, "Too late now."

Roblar deeply says, "Am takin da throne."

Lylia says, "Ah. Empress."

Bristenn slowly observes, ".. empress."

Speaking to Roblar, Rarr says, "You'd make a cute empress."

Roblar deeply says, "Time for a new age."

As Cryheart makes his way toward an elaborate ironwork gate, he gets caught by a tripwire!

A faintly glowing sigil flares up and explodes around Cryheart!

... 1 point of damage!

Near miss! Ice particles sting Cryheart's eye and he blinks rapidly.

Sir Cryheart's group just went through an elaborate ironwork gate.


Sun Keep Charge

[Tamzyrr, Sun Keep Courtyard]

The keep at the center of the courtyard stands tall and dark, only a minimum of diffuse light escaping its windows. A circular path leads to the east and west, curving around a massive fountain at the center of the courtyard.

Mynon mutters, "Savages."

Roblar stares down Rarr and lets out an eerie, modulating cry!

The evanescent shield shrouding Rarr fades briefly, then flickers with a pale incandescence.

The evanescent shield shrouding Rarr fades briefly.

Rarr looks at Roblar in utter terror!

Rarr bolts northwest!

Pukk quietly exclaims, "They have soldiers but we have a Falvicar and a Roblar!"

Sir Cryheart's group just went northeast.

[Tamzyrr, Sun Keep Courtyard]

Against the wall containing the courtyard, a guardman's pike leans against the stone, nearly concealed by the heavy growth of ivy over the stone. The guard to which the weapon belongs is nowhere to be seen, though the distant murmur of voices indicates that at least someone is nearby.

[combat]

Nazarr says, "And a Xorus."

[combat]

Xorus says, "Most intriguing."

Cryheart says, "Steady."

Sir Cryheart's group just went northwest.

[Tamzyrr, Sun Keep Courtyard]

A pair of heavy wooden doors give entrance to the keep and are flanked on either side by fitfully flickering torches mounted in iron brackets. Above the entryway, a massive sculpture of a hawk is perched upon a stone outcropping, its wings splayed and talons curled as if swooping in for a kill.

Sir Cryheart's group just went through a pair of heavy wooden doors.

[Sun Keep, Foyer]

The marble-floored foyer is well-appointed, with high ceilings and a bas-relief wall carving that faces the doors. To the east, a peaked archway leads into another room and sits at the foot of a grand staircase that climbs to the upper story, chased with a deep scarlet carpet runner. A door opposite the archway leads to the west.

Evia says, "Strange indeed."

[combat, briefly disconnected here and hopefully didn't miss anything important; reconnected and we were still in the same room]

[extended combat with knigthts, elementalists, arcanists, mages]

Rarr says, "This is amazing."

[combat]

Rarr says, "All the death..."

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Hard to see with all the bodies."

[combat]

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Falvicar died?! We are doomed!"

[combat]

A woman's voice cries out, "A bounty of land and wealth for each head of the intruders brought to me!"

Speaking to Bristenn, Raelee says, "The wall carving is... unusual."

Zosopage: "Well I'm setting off all the tripwires."

Pietra says, "Well, that's not good."

Pylasar glances at a bas-relief wall carving.

Speaking to a bas-relief wall carving, Xorus says, "You look all wrong."

>look carv

Within a textured circle of carving, the image of a crimson sunburst dripping with blood and spilling out, backed by a field of bones.

As Cryheart makes his way toward a peaked archway, he gets caught by a tripwire!

The ceiling begin moving downward!

You are crushed as the ceiling collides with the floor!

... 54 points of damage!

Blow cracks a rib and punctures a lung.

Breathing becomes a challenge.

You are stunned for 8 rounds!

[goes poorly for most others as well]

[Sun Keep, Foyer]

The marble-floored foyer is well-appointed, with high ceilings and a bas-relief wall carving that faces the doors. To the east, a peaked archway leads into another room and sits at the foot of a grand staircase that climbs to the upper story, chased with a deep scarlet carpet runner. A door opposite the archway leads to the west. You also see a crystal amulet, a claidhmore, a scimitar, an enruned light pink frock, a rune staff, a short sword, a rune staff, the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, a scimitar, a rune staff, a sloppy magenta ribbon, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a short bow, a claidhmore, a claidhmore, a claidhmore, a scimitar, a claidhmore, a rune staff, a rune staff, a claidhmore, a rune staff, a rune staff, the Guarrin disk, the Berost disk and the Roelaren disk.

Also here: a stunned Arena Heroine Leafiara, a stunned High Lady Lauranathalasa who is lying down, a stunned Squire Legionnaire Rarr who is lying down, Avalera, the body of Tamma who is lying down, a stunned Dirra, a stunned Tsarok, a stunned Arena Champion Madmountan, the body of Shyspirit who is lying down, a stunned Xorus, the body of Pietra who is lying down, a stunned Guarrin who is lying down, the body of Grand Lord Gryzzlbok who is lying down, a stunned Sir Mynon, a stunned Aesoul who is lying down, a stunned Lord Thrassus, a stunned Rhayveign, a stunned Sir Bristenn, a stunned Bbee, a stunned Mayor Lylia, a stunned Dame Evia who is lying down, Berost, the body of Pukk who is lying down, a stunned Bernadette, the body of Gypsy Scribe Balley who is lying down, a stunned Goldstr, a stunned Myasarie, the body of Grand Lady Roelaren who is lying down, a stunned Shinann, a stunned Magister Raelee, a stunned Lord Pylasar, the body of Sir Cryheart who is lying down

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Tamma's body!

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Shyspirit's body!

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Pietra's body!

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Gryzzlbok's body!

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Pukk's body!

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Balley's body!

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Roelaren's body!

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Cryheart's body!

Leafiara remarks, "Curious."

A large slimy yellow-white maggot crawls in, leaving a trail of slime in its wake.

A large slimy yellow-white maggot crawls in, leaving a trail of slime in its wake.

A large slimy yellow-white maggot crawls in, leaving a trail of slime in its wake.

A large slimy yellow-white maggot crawls in, leaving a trail of slime in its wake.

[combat and recovery]

Rarr asks, "Can you stop walking us over tripwires?"

[combat]

Speaking to a large slimy yellow-white maggot, Madmountan says, "Stand down."

[extended combat and recovery]

Speaking to Rarr, Madmountan says, "Excellent work."

[recovery]

Pylasar rocks back on his heels.

Zosopage says, "I set off a lot of tripwires so that's good."

Speaking mischievously to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "Better you than us."

A woman's voice echoes from the keep, "Who dares challenge my reign?"

Evia says, "Please don't move quite yet, we're having an herbal snack."

Pylasar breaks out in a sweat.

Leafiara says, "Since there's no Pukk..."

Leafiara recites:

"Join Pylasar!"

A woman's voice echoes from the keep, "I SAY WHO!"

Pylasar frowns at the sound of the voice.

Pylasar says, "I remember her voice..."

Zosopage says, "I went through the kitchen but got turned around."

Pylasar says, "As...as..."

Pylasar trembles.

Evia says, "Tempted to reply candygram but..nah."

Lord Pylasar's group just went out.

[Tamzyrr, Sun Keep Courtyard]

A pair of heavy wooden doors give entrance to the keep and are flanked on either side by fitfully flickering torches mounted in iron brackets. Above the entryway, a massive sculpture of a hawk is perched upon a stone outcropping, its wings splayed and talons curled as if swooping in for a kill. You also see a large slimy yellow-white maggot, a short bow, a rune staff and a rune staff.

Bristenn clearly calls, "Mercy, my lady!"

Bernadette softly says, "Thanks."

[combat]

Lylia says, "These maggots, at least, I enjoy killing."

[combat]

Lord Pylasar's group just went northwest.

[Tamzyrr, Sun Keep Courtyard]

Here there is a small garden, separated from the rest of the courtyard by an intricate ironworked fence and beyond which lies a glass-paned door leading into the keep. Warm amber light spills through the glass, causing the fence to cast distorted shadows that look like misshapen fingers of smoke onto the lawn.

Also here: Arena Hero Roblar, Zosopage, High Lady Lauranathalasa, Squire Legionnaire Rarr, Avalera, Dirra, Arena Champion Madmountan, Xorus, Guarrin, Sir Mynon, Rhayveign, Sir Bristenn, Mayor Lylia, Dame Evia, Bernadette, Goldstr, Shinann, Magister Raelee, Lord Pylasar


Respite

Pylasar carefully makes his way over the fence.

You carefully pick your foot and handholds as you make your way over the fence.

[Sun Keep, Garden]

A miniature fountain sits at the heart of the garden, while around its base are several hibiscus with dark purple flowers. Along the fence that separates this small space from the courtyard, saffron-hued jessamine winds in and out of the ironwork, creating a bright and fragrant barrier. You also see a low stone bench and a glass door.

Also here: Pylasar

Leafiara recites:

"Join back up!"

Pylasar walks over to the bench and settles down.

Pylasar gazes with interest at a dark purple hibiscus.

Pylasar slowly empties his lungs.

A little girl giggles. "I picked this for you daddy."

Bristenn firmly grunts, "Focus."

Myasarie quietly asks, "Daddy?"

Pylasar plucks a dark purple hibiscus from the flowerbed.

Pylasar sniffs at a dark purple hibiscus.

Pylasar slowly empties his lungs.

Pylasar asks, "Have I ever told you, how lucky we are for you Gracie?"

Bernadette yells, "Go fence!"

A little girl giggles.

Speaking to Pylasar, Goldstr says, "Ye has."

Speaking to Pylasar, Evia says, "Be present with us."

Speaking to Pylasar, Madmountan says, "It's okay if you would rather spend time with Gracie's memory."

Lylia says, "No, it is decidedly not."

Speaking to Madmountan, Shinann says, "No, now is not the time."

Speaking to Pylasar, Bristenn growls, "Focus."

Bristenn briskly orders, "And -forward.-"

The image of a freckled girl with blonde hair fades into view, rising at the heart of the garden. She begins to cough, looking at Pylasar. "End her daddy. End her."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Myasarie says, "Aye m'lord keep your mind in the here and now."

Pylasar stands up.

Pylasar carefully tucks his purple hibiscus behind one ear.

With a roar, Pylasar lowers his shoulder and charges the glass door!

His feet seem to get tangled, as he slams headfirst into the glass door, sinking slowly to the ground!

Bristenn slowly observes, "Not what I had in mind, to be fair."

[warriors begin bashing the door]

Pylasar stands up.

Lylia admits, "None of it is."

Guarrin deeply says, "Least he's moving."

Speaking to Pylasar, Goldstr asks, "Ye wid us Mage?"

Zosopage says, "Door is open."

Zosopage says, "It said it was."

Roblar just opened a glass door.

Madmountan just closed a glass door.

Invoking elemental powers, Lylia's stormy grey eyes flash with an arcane light.

Lylia gestures at a glass door.

Nothing happens.

Evia says, "It is closed."

Goldstr bashes the glass door with his veniom-wrapped falchion.

The glass door pops open, leaving Goldstr staggering, trying to catch his balance!

As Roblar makes his way toward a glass door, he gets caught by a tripwire!

An iron pike juts out toward Roblar!

A suit of black rolaren plate armor partially deflects the onslaught of the puncture attack.

... 10 points of damage!

Light strike to Roblar's head.

A wisp of vapor trickles earthward.

He is stunned!

Evia says, "It is open."

As Roblar makes his way toward a glass door, he gets caught by a tripwire!

An iron pike juts out toward Roblar!

A suit of black rolaren plate armor partially deflects the onslaught of the puncture attack.

... 15 points of damage!

Roblar glares maliciously as the strike slides through its right hand.

As Roblar makes his way toward a glass door, he gets caught by a tripwire!

An iron pike juts out toward Roblar!

A suit of black rolaren plate armor partially deflects the onslaught of the puncture attack.

... 1 point of damage!

Weak blow leaves a brief imprint on Roblar's chest!

As Roblar makes his way toward a glass door, he gets caught by a tripwire!

An iron pike juts out toward Roblar!

A suit of black rolaren plate armor partially deflects the onslaught of the puncture attack.

... 3 points of damage!

Wild attack passes through the left leg, viciously assaulting the air!

As Zosopage makes his way toward a glass door, he gets caught by a tripwire!

An iron pike juts out toward Zosopage!

... 21 points of damage!

Amazing shot through Zosopage's nose enters the brain!

Zosopage drops dead at your feet!

As Roblar makes his way toward a glass door, he gets caught by a tripwire!

An iron pike juts out toward Roblar!

A suit of black rolaren plate armor partially deflects the onslaught of the puncture attack.

... 5 points of damage!

Quick strike to the face!

Just nicked an eyelid!

As Roblar makes his way toward a glass door, he gets caught by a tripwire!

An iron pike juts out toward Roblar!

A suit of black rolaren plate armor partially deflects the onslaught of the puncture attack.

... 10 points of damage!

Light strike to Roblar's head.

A wisp of vapor trickles earthward.

He is stunned!

Pylasar kneels down.

Pylasar stands up.

As Pylasar makes his way toward a glass door, he gets caught by a tripwire!

An iron pike juts out toward Pylasar!

... 50 points of damage!

Incredible strike pierces heart and runs Pylasar clean through!

Pylasar drops dead at your feet!

Shadows leap from the surroundings, engulfing Pylasar's body!

Lauranathalasa asks, "Can't ye disarm it?"

Cryheart says, "Gah."

Gnowei says, "Uh oh."

Cryheart asks, "Who is leading?" [he'd just recently made it back]

Leafiara acknowledges, "Now -that's- a problem."

Guarrin deeply says, "You are."

Myasarie quietly says, "Touching that door nae be a good thing."

Guarrin deeply says, "Mind the door."

Speaking amicably to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "But maybe not leading too far until Pylasar gets back here."

Bristenn wryly grouses, "Rather."

Cryheart: "I am back in."

Cryheart asks, "So door is dangerous?"

Lauranathalasa says, "Trapped."

Bernadette softly says, "Appears to."

Cryheart says, "Ok..let me try something."

A little girl appears, touching a glass door, smiling, then vanishing.

Lauranathalasa says, "Prolly safe now."

Myasarie quietly says, "Aye think she be trying to help us."


Pressing On

Sir Cryheart's group just went through a glass door.

[Sun Keep, Study]

Rows and rows of shelves lined with ornately bound books occupy the walls almost from the floor to the ceiling. Only candle-set scones interrupt the wall-to-wall library, providing an abundance of light for anyone who might sit at the room's only furniture - a massive golden oak desk with a leather-cushioned chair - to study the tomes. A glass door framed in gilded metal leads outside into a small garden. You also see a rounded archway.

Cryheart says, "That worked."

Shadows creep along Cryheart's eyes and he appears weakened.

Cryheart asks, "Hmm..drained?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Avalera asks, "Are you well?"

Speaking curiously to Cryheart, Leafiara asks, "You alright there?"

Cryheart says, "I think so."

Xred says, "Perfect."

As Roblar makes his way toward a rounded archway, he gets caught by a tripwire!

A makeshift wall of spikes lunges forward, slamming into Roblar!

A suit of black rolaren plate armor partially deflects the onslaught of the puncture attack.

... 1 point of damage!

Left ankle stung!

Roblar stamps in silent annoyance.

Arena Hero Roblar just went through a rounded archway.

Goldstr asks, "Where da Mage go?"

Cryheart says, "I used transcendence to enter the door."

Speaking tentatively to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "Well, hopefully not to Gosaena."

Xorus says, "Engulfed by shadows."

Myasarie quietly says, "Hmm one thought the child helped when she touched it."

Goldstr suddenly screams in a mix of pain and rage as his eyes bleed with rippling hues!

Goldstr swings a ruby-inset veniom-wrapped falchion at Cryheart!

Cryheart evades the attack with incredible finesse!

Leafiara notes, "Ah, madness."

Bernadette softly says, "Goldstr got madness."

Tsarok quietly says, "Why you all gotta try to kill me."

Cryheart's eyes regain their clarity, and the writhing veins of blackness upon his face slowly dissolve into nothing.

Cryheart says, "Sleep me."

Evia says, "Just in case."

Cryheart says, "Wait."

[various people turning on each other]

Avalera says, "Well, this is unpleasant, to say the least."

Goldstr exclaims, "Bah!"

Goldstr says, "Sorry folks."

Cryheart says, "Mutter."

A slender imperial archer ambles in.

A slender imperial archer ambles in.

[combat]

Lauranathalasa exclaims, "You looked so cute sleepin!" [referring to Cryheart]

[combat, more madness setting in]

Evia says, "What happened to Roblar."

Cryheart says, "Ok..wonder if I enter transcendence again, if I can enter that archway."

Gnowei says, "I shouldn't have made that berserking reference before we came in here huh."

Speaking tentatively to Evia, Leafiara says, "I... -think- he wandered off on his own."

An armored Tamzyrr knight ambles in.

An armored Tamzyrr knight just arrived!

An armored Tamzyrr knight ambles in.

[combat]

Goldstr says, "Strange place we all get played wid."

[combat]

Cryheart says, "I can knock em down."

[combat]

Cryheart asks, "Ok...shall I try transcendence again?"

Evia says, "Uh sure."

Goldtree: "Where in the keep is everyone?"

Speaking optimistically to Cryheart, Leafiara asks, "Can't go any worse than last time?"

Lylia: "In the study."

Myasarie quietly asks, "Perhaps the child will show up and help again?"

Leafiara: "We're past a fence and then through a door."

Gnowei says, "Captain, why did you have to say that." [this was directed to Leafi; bit of an inside joke of people mistakenly thinking she was a captain]

Cryheart: "Look for a fence..and climb it."

Shinann says, "I said nothing."

Cryheart: "Southwest section around the keep."

Roblar deeply asks, "Which way goins?"

Cryheart says, "I am planing on the archway."

Evia says, "There is only one way."

Cryheart says, "Heads up..entering transcendence state."

Leafiara offers, "Even if we don't know where to go, standing still can't be any better than just going -somewhere-."

A woman's voice echoes from within the keep, "TURN BACK! You will be spared!"

Cryheart's form becomes somewhat hazy and indistinct.

Sir Cryheart's group just went through a rounded archway.

[Sun Keep, Hallway]

A plush carpet runner spans the length of this hallway, its cushion quieting every footfall to little more than a whisper. Upon the ivory walls, gold-limbed sconces hang, each fitted with round beeswax candles that light the way to the study found through a rounded archway. You also see a door.

Cryheart says, "Worked."

A slender imperial archer ambles in.

Evia says, "Phew."

[combat]

Cryheart says, "K..moving."

Xorus dryly says, "Her Anodheles impression is impeccable."

Sir Cryheart's group just went north.

[Sun Keep, Hallway]

The faint scent of vanilla hangs in the air, undoubtedly from the many candles perched upon the walls. Underfoot, the deep crimson carpeted runner is framed on either side by peeks at the gold-veined marble beneath.

Sir Cryheart's group just went north.

[Sun Keep, Great Hall]

A lustrous floor of ivory marble stretches out into this hall, set with crimson inlays of sunbursts within flourished golden borders. Banners of red silk hang overhead, and the chairs and tables that haunt the edges of the room are all cushioned and clothed in the same fabric. Here and there, gold-chased candelabrum bearing tall beeswax candles warm the room with soft amber light.

Cryheart says, "Look for side doors."

Sir Cryheart's group just went north.


Throne Room

[Sun Keep, Throne]

Set upon a dais, a huge reddish-black throne sits, its feet carved as the clenched talons of a great demon and its back as a head raised proudly between uplifted tattered black wings. Blood red silk cushions the seat, and a curtain of the same fabric drapes the wall behind the throne.

Roblar: "Ok, there will now be a new age.."

>look thro

The throne is huge and appears to be the shade of dark blood. Within its very surface there seems to be dozens of shifting faces locked in silent screams.

Speaking to Bristenn, Lylia says, "I suppose it does not look like this in life."

Chamorr heartily says, "Sheesh."

Lylia says, "Ordinary life, I should say."

An armored Tamzyrr knight ambles in.

Xorus says, "Now this throne we need for the mayoral office."

[combat]

Goldstr says, "Bloody Throne."

[combat]

Cryheart yells, "We are here!"

[combat]

Avalera says, "While I can't say I've ever seen the throne up close..."

Roblar deeply says, "Fits."

Bristenn simply observes, "That's not the throne."

Mynon says, "You haven't, still."

Avalera says, "I think it is indeed safe to say...it doesn't usually look like that."

Goldtree quietly says, "Dark blood..."

Xred walks over to the throne and settles down.

Xred says, "I am, that I am."

Bristenn briskly offers, "Shall we destroy it, then?"

Guarrin deeply says, "Well, that make me feel a bit better then."

Gnowei says, "This place is slightly terrifying."

Speaking amicably to Bristenn, Leafiara says, "Works for me."

Speaking quietly to Gnowei, Goldtree says, "Fun fun fun."

A woman's voice echoes from within the keep, "PROTECT ME!"

Cryheart says, "Hmm."

A woman's voice echoes from within the keep, "PROTECT ME!"

Cryheart says, "We are close."

The very walls of the keep seem to tremble.

Goldstr says, "Dat be her we needs release."

Goldtree quietly says, "Ah gods..."

Cryheart says, "Cannae bash the throne."

Goldstr says, "Er slay."

Chunks of stone seem to shift and come to life.

Cryheart asks, "Shall we head south?"

You hear the creaking and grinding of stone as an ancient dark stone gargoyle comes alive right before your eyes!

Evia says, "Ugh."

Goldtree quietly says, "Fighting the stones now."

[combat]

Guarrin deeply says, "Oh. wonderful."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Ah, takes me back to my Darkstone days..."

[combat, madness affecting people]

Speaking to Bernadette, Rarr says, "Get'r."

Gnowei says, "The madness."

Bristenn briskly observes, "It's not working quite as idealized."

Eerie groans and shrill pitch screaming echoes from deep within the keep.

A mournful wail carries through the area as a flickering dark banshee fades into view!

[extended combat]

Cryheart says, "Ok..reform."

[combat]

Cryheart says, "This may be a dead end."

Xorus says, "One of Empress Mynal'lyanna's elder siblings was assaulted by a banshee in Tamzyrr."

Thrassus asks, "Where is Pylasar?"

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Dead and not yet returned."

[combat]

Bristenn vexedly agrees, "The symbolism isn't lost on me, no."

[combat]

Cryheart asks, "Ok...shall we try another way in?"

A turbulent wind surrounds and buffets you, heralding the arrival of a swirling dark wind wraith!

[combat; knights and elementalists join the fray along with more gargoyles]

Guarrin deeply says, "Bloody."

[combat]

For a brief moment, the image of a woman in a gold brocade gown can be seen, and she disappears out of sight.

[combat]

A woman's voice echoes from within the keep, "STOP THEM!"

Goldstr says, "She close."

[combat]

Cryheart asks, "Are we in the correct room?"

[combat]

Myasarie quietly says, "Think we need to be deeper in but nae sure."

Cryheart says, "We must be close."

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Ok..we can sit on the throne."

A woman's voice echoes from within the keep, "Guardians...rise!"

Myasarie quietly says, "One hopes Lord Pylasar be ok."

Cryheart says, "So there must be something about sitting on that throne."

Myasarie quietly says, "Uhh ohh that nae good."

A woman's voice echoes from within the keep, "Rise Guardians, their flesh is yours! Protect your Empress! Protect the Sun Throne!"

Cryheart asks, "Think we should be here?"

A deep chill settles across the area.

Cryheart walks over to the throne and settles down.

Bristenn simply observes, "Yes."

Roblar deeply says, "We shall see."

Cryheart says, "Hmmm."

Myasarie quietly says, "That could mean aye we be in right place."

Speaking approvingly to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "I like it, provoking a reaction."

Gnowei says, "Seems to like that throne."


Final Maneuvers

A tattered deep black necleriine flies in, the black heart within its exposed, spiked ribcage beating irregularly.

A tattered deep black necleriine flies in, the black heart within its exposed, spiked ribcage beating irregularly.

[combat]

Rarr says, "What is that..."

[combat]

Bristenn sneers, "Demons."

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Lyrna asks, "These undead?"

[combat]

Lylia breathes, "Demons..."

[combat]

Melikor says, "Join Cryheart." [people who died earlier were making their way back to us]

Mynon mutters, "Flesh demons, now that's telling."

Roblar suddenly screams in a mix of pain and rage as his eyes bleed with rippling hues!

The evanescent shield shrouding you fades briefly.

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at you!

Some shiny red zelnorn chain mail emblazoned with a large white leaf partially deflects the onslaught of the slashing attack.

AS: +758 vs DS: +668 with AvD: +41 + d100 roll: +69 = +200

... and hits for 50 points of damage!

You twist away but are caught with a hard slash!

Back is broken!

You are knocked to the ground!

You are stunned for 5 rounds!

[more gargoyles, maggots, wizards, demons]

Xred says, "I can't hit them." [likely referring to the magic-immune gargoyles]

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Ok.."

Cryheart walks over to the throne and settles down.

Gnowei says, "I can't hit them, I just try to guard people."

Arianiss says, "Hey."

Arianiss says, "There's only room for one of us."

Cryheart yells, "Come Empress, I am sitting in your throne!"

Goldstr says, "Canna hit dem Necs."

[combat]

Lylia dryly remarks, "That is the nature of thrones, yes."

Arianiss says, "Yes, and I was here first."

[combat]

Xred says, "This is getting boring."

[combat]

Speaking quietly to Bristenn, Pukk says, "Yeah, you're not going to be...oh he hit her.." [Bristenn got the madness and hit Lylia, whose Pestilence got him back]


End in Sight

Pylasar exclaims, "STOP THIS!!!"

[combat]

Lauranathalasa says, "I found Pylasaar." [she had berserked earlier and been killed and just now came back]

Speaking amicably to Pylasar, Leafiara says, "Welcome back."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Myasarie asks, "M'lord be ok?"

Gnowei says, "You didn't miss much, don't worry."

Lauranathalasa says, "A few critters south."

Goldtree quietly says, "This place..."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Pukk says, "This whole things wouldn't be the same without you."

A woman's voice echoes from within the keep, "You sue for peace?"

Xred says, "No."

Cryheart yells, "We hae your throne Empress!"

Speaking to Pylasar, Shinann asks, "Is this what the paragon has painted?"

Pylasar nods at Shinann.

[combat]

Arianiss says, "I thought it was an it.. not an Empress."

Myasarie quietly asks, "Why would we seek peace with something evil?"

[combat]

A woman's voice echoes from within the keep, "Evil? You have come into my home! Murdered my servants!"

Cryheart yells, "They attacked!"

Xorus says, "They seem to enjoy it, your highness."

Roblar deeply says, "Clear."

Pukk yells, "Yeah, what he said!"

Evia yells, "Come speak with us about that!"

Gnowei says, "I don't know many non-evil people with a castle full of gargoyles and banshees, just saying."

A bright-eyed serving wench ambles in.

Xred murmurs a twisting phrase, commanding both the elements and spirits together.

Xred gestures at a bright-eyed serving wench.

Xred stares at a bright-eyed serving wench.

CS: +546 - TD: +41 + CvA: +18 + d100: +63 == +586

Warding failed!

The serving wench drops its dagger.

The serving wench lets out a blood curdling scream!

The serving wench falls to the ground and dies.

Roblar deeply exclaims, "No!"

Gnowei says, "Uh oh."

Roblar deeply says, "Am thirsty."

Cryheart says, "Hold."

Lauranathalasa says, "Hey, she was gonna bring us beer."

Pukk quietly says, "You killed a serving wench."

Pukk quietly says, "Not right."

Zosopage says, "There goes our drinks."

Gnowei exclaims, "She had a dagger!"

Leafiara muses, "Illusions of drinks, anyway."

Chamorr heartily says, "Dang."

Falvicar quietly says, "She mighta had scotch."

Pukk quietly says, "The other staff will spit in our drinks now."

Speaking to Leafiara, Rarr says, "They're killing your coworkers."

Xred says, "And a cookie."

The voice of Goldtree quietly says, "Let us finish this quickly..."

Xred says, "She had a cookie of war."

The air shimmers and a woman appears.

Leafiara notes, "Antimagic now. Well..."

Speaking quietly to Xred, Pukk exclaims, "Good going there! Way to kill the ladies!"

The voice of Goldtree quietly says, "Be wary..."

Myasarie quietly says, "Magic nae be working now it would seem."

Cryheart says, "Woman."

Roblar deeply says, "Der she iz."

Mynalari says, "Even now...you slaughter those who serve."

Roblar deeply says, "Da paragon."

Evia says, "Be careful."

The voice of Goldtree quietly exclaims, "End this!"

Mynalari walks over to the throne and settles down.

Pylasar steps back to the edge of the room.

Pukk quietly says, "Glad to have you back in your right state of mind and not trying to kill us."

Xred says, "We are here for scalps."

Xred removes a bundle of human scalps from in his necromancer's cloak.

Myasarie quietly says, "This nae feels right."

Evia says, "Interesting veins she has."

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Goldtree quietly says, "She is twisted...."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Pukk says, "Yeah, I didn't think Bristenn could hit you either...was a shocker to us all."

Mynalari asks, "Who leads you?"

>look myna

You see Empress Mynalari Anodheles.

She appears to be a Human from Selanthia.

She is tall. She appears to be in the spring of life. She has piercing ashen blue eyes and fair skin. She has long, lustrous light golden hair worn in two pigtails. She has a classical face and a thin nose. A web of shadowy black veins form a latticework of dark lines along her throat and bare shoulders.

She is in good shape.

She is holding a reddish-gold twisted orase runestaff in her right hand.

She is wearing a pair of gold silk sandals, a stylized gold sunburst crown, and a flowing gown of gold brocade covered with crimson sunbursts.

Cryheart says, "Many."

Evia says, "Many."

Goldtree quietly says, "We are one."

Mynalari says, "You have shown bravery and foolishness, all at once."

Speaking to Pukk, Rarr says, "Must not be happy about his taxes."

Mynon says, "Speak up, Pylasar."

Cryheart says, "We came to end pain."

Mynalari says, "I have not seen an enemy like you in ages."

Speaking to Mynalari, Evia asks, "That is our true nature, what is yours?"

Gnowei says, "I excel at showing foolishness."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Goldtree says, "And you won't again."

Bristenn slowly offers, "Most of us are not of your time, your grace."

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Mynalari asks, "What is it you seek? Have the peasants sent you? Are their bellies not full?"

Xred whispers to the group, "Ok what is going on and why are we here?"

Mynalari asks, "My time?"

Arianiss says, "We seek to kill you."

Mynalari asks, "You are not worth my time, yes?"

Rarr whispers to the group, "Not to kill wenches."

Cryheart says, "You are of the past, your grace."

Speaking to Rarr, Xred says, "I eat wenches."

Mynalari points at Bristenn.

Mynalari says, "Your spurs, Sir. Identify yourself."

Cryheart says, "And evil witch has bewitched ye."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Goldtree says, "You are ripped out of the normal timeline - a pawn in another's game. We are here to free you from that."

Speaking simply to Mynalari, Bristenn offers, "The only paltry honor I have, my lady, is to be a knight. Sir Bristenn Mires, imperial knight of Vornavis."

Mynalari laughs at Goldtree!

Mynalari says, "You are mad."

Lylia whispers to the group, "Let the knight speak, please."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Goldtree says, "No, he is."

Goldtree points at Madmountan.

Speaking to Goldtree, Evia asks, "If someone told you the same, would you believe it?"

Goldtree quietly says, "I'm just here to finish a job."

Speaking quietly to Evia, Goldtree says, "Stranger things..."

Goldtree quietly says, "I don't care one way or another, I'm here to finish something."

Mynalari asks, "A swan, here?"

Mynon says, "More than one."

Mynalari asks, "What is it you all seek?"

Mynalari asks, "Land? Title?"

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Goldtree says, "An end."

Speaking heartily to Mynalari, Chamorr says, "Land and title sound good."

Speaking to Myasarie, Lylia says, "I do not think it is working."

Bristenn slowly agrees, "An end, my lady."

Mynon says, "We are here to end a wrong done to you, and to many."

Mynalari asks, "A wrong done to me?"

Mynalari says, "Identify yourself, come forward."

Mynon nods.

Cryheart says, "Aye your grace."

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Speaking deeply to Mynalari, Roblar coos, "Close yer eyes and look at da flowers now.."

Mynalari says, "I did not recognize your spurs amidst the blood of my servants."

Raelee quietly remarks, "It is fascinating, in a way... to witness a warped version of what could have been."

Mynalari glances around the room.

Mynalari glances at Mynon.

Mynon says, "My name Is Mynon Fercroth, Knight of Vornavis."

Mynalari asks, "Do you keep your Empress waiting?"

Mynalari squints.

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "Basher of women."

Bristenn runs a hand through his short-cropped deep cordovan hair, trying to make himself presentable.

Mynalari asks, "...and what, is this wrong done unto me?"

Bristenn folds his hands behind his back.

Mynalari indicates her twisted orase runestaff with a smile.

Mynon says, "You have been made the tool of a witch, your grace. Your life twisted into something which it was never meant to be."

Mynalari runs her hand along an arm of her bloody throne, and some of the faces within shift.

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Mynalari squints at Mynon.

Mynon asks, "Does your throne truly look like the Sun-throne?"

Speaking to Mynalari, Xred says, "Lovely throne."

Mynalari says, "You speak quite boldly and make quite wild and treasonous claims."

Mynon says, "It is not."

Speaking to Mynalari, Mynon says, "My speech is from my heart, which serves the empire truly."

Mynalari cackles deep in her throat, her voice rising in chilling laughter.

Mynalari leans forward, the crown on her head glistening and she stares at Mynon.

Madmountan mumbles, "Most everyone in this room desires to kill you."

Mynon says, "You were taken by a treasonous witch, decades back."

Cryheart nods at Mynon.

Cryheart says, "As he says the truth, your grace."

Xred says, "We are here to serve you truely."

Mynon says, "Made a servant to sustaining her life."

Mynalari asks, "So, then that is it, yes? You come here, slaughter my servants, and bear wild warnings to me?"

Mynalari asks, "How do I not know you are some tool of a witch, swan knight?"

Xred says, "We serve the throne."

Mynon says, "No, your grace, we come to end this."

Mynalari asks, "End this?"

Mynalari glares.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia quietly murmurs something you don't understand.

Speaking to Mynalari, Evia asks, "Has thee known witches before, then?"

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "To be fair, they wanted to slaughter us too."

Mynalari asks, "...by which you mean, end me?"

Mynon nods at Mynalari.

Pylasar breaks out in a sweat.

Speaking to Mynalari, Xred says, "They will if need be."

Bristenn gently offers, "To free you, your majesty, from this."

Mynon says, "It brings me no joy, but you cannot continue as you are."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "To give thee peace and freedom from what is evil."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Lyrna asks, "You are certain?"

Mynalari says, "Free me? You wish to usurp my throne. Vornavis...treasonous. I am surprised, I had never suspected such acts would come from the Swans."

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "This knight speaks the truth!"

Mynalari asks, "What message should I send back to your Baron?"

Bristenn clearly states, "No, your majesty. We withstood Baron Hochstib, and we defeated Jantalar."

Mynalari asks, "How many bodies? How many heads?"

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Falvicar says, "Then perhaps you will from the word of Ronan and the Nights Blade. This will end. Right here. Right now."

Bristenn briskly offers, "Behold."

Bristenn removes a Mandis Crystal shard from in his leather jerkin.

Cryheart says, "Baron Hochstib is indeed past, your grace."

Bristenn raises his Mandis Crystal shard skyward!

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "We fought Jantalar, and won!"

Mynalari says, "Present it. Come forward."

Rarr whispers something to Falvicar.

Bristenn inclines his head.

Bristenn strides a few steps forward.

Mynalari unfurls her hand, waiting.

Bristenn moves to stand in front of Mynalari.

Bristenn closes his eyes for a moment.

Bristenn kneels down.

Bristenn offers Mynalari a Mandis Crystal shard.

Falvicar whispers something to Rarr.

Mynalari accepts Bristenn's Mandis Crystal shard.

Mynalari indicates her Mandis Crystal shard with a smile.

Speaking in Faendryl, the voice of Gryzzlbok says something you don't understand.

Mynalari says, "I see."

Bristenn slowly explains, ".. your sister allowed the baron to use this against his neighbors. Then, against his own kith and kin."

Mynalari offers Bristenn a Mandis Crystal shard.

Bristenn accepts Mynalari's Mandis Crystal shard.

Bristenn leans forward.

Mynalari asks, "My sister?"

Bristenn stands up.

Mynalari hisses.

Mynon nods slowly.

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says something you don't understand.

Mynon says, "The youngest."

Mynalari rises angrily.

Mynalari stands up.

Cryheart says, "Your grace, yours truly was kidnapped by Baron Hochstib, and I saw him perish."

Mynalari says, "You dare evoke her very existance..."

Bristenn carefully agrees, "Your youngest, your majesty. Mynal'lyanna."

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "I think you need to calm down."

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Mynalari hisses again, her eyes glowing with rage.

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "Now!"

Shinann whispers to the group, "Kill the paragon."


Rectifying the Situation

Pylasar breaks out in a sweat.

Pylasar steps forward.

Pylasar clears his throat.

Cryheart nods at Pylasar.

Bristenn settles his gaze on Mynalari, watching her intently.

Falvicar firmly says, "This... needs to happen."

Cryheart says, "Calm everyone."

Speaking to Falvicar, Xred says, "I'm with you, let the blood flow."

Cryheart whispers something to Roblar.

Pylasar says, "Your Majesty, my name is Peter. We bled you dry and filled you with the blood of a witch, and you are nothing but a ghost."

Lyrna says, "Well, that's direct."

Mynalari cackles deep in her throat, her voice rising in chilling laughter.

Mynalari says, "I have never...never witnessed such..."

Mynalari glances at Pylasar.

Speaking to Pylasar, Xred asks, "Are you saying she is ugly?"

Pukk quietly says, "This is not going to end well."

Mynalari says, "Come forward."

Mynon mutters, "About time you owned that."

Rarr says, "Explains why she's so bloody angry."

Falvicar offhandedly says, "And the bloody throne."

Xred asks, "Does she have a frogfy friend?"

Speaking to Xred, Rarr asks, "Looking for a prince?"

Xred says, "Empress make up your mind."

Xred says, "We are here to help."

Mynalari squints at Pylasar.

Speaking to Rarr, Xred says, "Always."

Pylasar nods.

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Goldtree says, "You know what we say is true - you can feel it yourself."

Xred says, "If one person calls you a witch, you might not be. But when a score of heroes call you a witch you are, a witch, let us help you."

Mynalari says, "You...."

(Evia runs a finger along the shadowy veins along her own neck, glancing curiously at the similar ones upon the neck of Mynalari.)

Mynalari snarls menacingly!

Cryheart glances at Mynalari.

Bristenn slowly agrees, "He."

Mynalari raises her twisted orase runestaff in triumph!

Mynalari exclaims, "This was to be all mine!"

Cryheart says, "The past, your grace."

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Mynalari exclaims, "MINE!"

Bristenn inclines his head.

Cryheart says, "Was."

Cryheart says, "Sorry."

Goldtree quietly says, "This is nothing. This is shadows and dust."

Mynon softly agrees, "It was."

Speaking soothingly to Mynalari, Avalera says, "Indeed, but that time has come and gone."

Pylasar says, "But alas..."

Myasarie quietly says, "We but wish to correct that which was done against thee Empress."

Roblar deeply says, "Wells."

Bristenn calmly agrees, "Yours, yes."

Roblar grabs Mynalari and drags her south.

Xred says, "I have some troll blood which might help her, someone has to hold her down."

Mynalari snarls menacingly!

Arena Hero Roblar just arrived.

Roblar snaps his fingers.

Lauranathalasa says, "Think he offed her."

Pylasar breaks his white compass on the ground and it shatters into a thousand pieces. The air in the throne room begins to shimmer.

Cryheart raises an eyebrow.

Roblar deeply says, "She evaded."

Pylasar exclaims, "END HER!"

Goldtree quietly says, "Roblar, to the point."

Bristenn glances over his shoulder at Pylasar.

Soneiken says, "May I get some healing please."

Xred says, "Ok."

Cryheart says, "We would."

Roblar's face contorts as he unleashes a guttural, deep-throated growl at Mynalari!

Mynalari is unaffected!

Xred murmurs a twisting phrase, commanding both the elements and spirits together.

Xred gestures at Mynalari.

Xred stares deeply into Mynalari's eyes.

CS: +546 - TD: +317 + CvA: +18 + d100: +10 == +257

Warding failed!

Mynalari turns pale then falls limp to the ground, killed by some inconceivable fear!

Mynalari drops dead at your feet!

Speaking to Xred, Leafiara remarks, "Nice work."

Pukk quietly says, "Well that was quick."

Roblar deeply says, "Les go home and gits a drink."

Rarr says, "Scared her to death."

The ghostly laughter of Mynalari echoes through the room, sending a shiver down your spine.

Bristenn put a Mandis Crystal shard in his leather jerkin.

Cryheart asks, "Is she, or is she not?"

Cryheart rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Bristenn folds his hands behind his back.

Goldtree quietly says, "Dead, without injuries."

Myasarie quietly says, "She seems to be."

Darkness begins to spill out over Mynalari's flesh and she begins to rise.

(Pukk bends down and tries to search Mynalari's body.)

You notice Rarr reach into Mynalari's pockets.

Gnowei says, "Uh oh."

Myasarie quietly says, "Uhh ohh."

Cryheart says, "Figured as much."

Goldtree quietly says, "Wait a minute..."

Mynalari cackles deep in her throat, her voice rising in chilling laughter.

Leafiara looks determined and focused.

In an awe inspiring display of combat mastery, Leafiara engages Mynalari in a furious dance macabre, spiralling into a blur of strikes and ripostes!

Pearly light flares up suddenly from within Leafiara!

Leafiara punches with a perfect white ora slasher at Mynalari!

With blinding speed, Mynalari dodges the attack!

Leafiara punches with a perfect white ora kunai at Mynalari!

Mynalari skillfully dodges the attack!

Leafiara punches with a perfect white ora slasher at Mynalari!

Mynalari gracefully avoids the attack!

Leafiara punches with a perfect white ora kunai at Mynalari!

Mynalari evades the attack with ease!

Leafiara punches with a perfect white ora slasher at Mynalari!

With blinding speed, Mynalari dodges the attack!

Leafiara punches with a perfect white ora slasher at Mynalari!

Mynalari evades the attack by a hair!

Zosopage says, "Yep, knew that was too easy."

Platinum energy streaks through Rarr's body, her veins and eyes glowing brightly as she growls a violent prayer.

Rarr channels at Mynalari.

Particles of dust and soot rise from the floor at Rarr's feet as she releases a pulsating, platinum ripple of energy toward Mynalari!

CS: +482 - TD: +314 + CvA: +18 + d100: +43 == +229

Warding failed!

Mynalari is cloaked in a blinding platinum light and assailed for 133 points of damage!

... 55 points of damage!

Muscle and bone blasted to pieces by powerful bolt of energy!

Mynalari drops dead at your feet!

Bristenn furrows his brow.

Roblar deeply says, "Maybe she'll understand now."

Xred exclaims, "Witch!"

Myasarie quietly says, "Hands be gone."

Goldtree quietly says, "Keep...uh...magicking her."

Stamping his feet in a staccato, Gryzzlbok performs a victory dance around the corpse of Mynalari.

Darkness begins to spill out over Mynalari's flesh and she begins to rise.

Bristenn removes a Mandis Crystal shard from in his leather jerkin.

Roblar looks determined and focused.

In an awe inspiring display of combat mastery, Roblar engages Mynalari in a furious dance macabre, spiralling into a blur of strikes and ripostes!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

AS: +806 vs DS: +956 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +92 = -28

A clean miss.

The invisible force draws back to guide Roblar once more.

Pearly light flares up suddenly from within Roblar!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari moves at the last moment to evade the attack!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari skillfully dodges the attack!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari dodges just in the nick of time!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari gracefully avoids the attack!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

In the nick of time, Madmountan interposes his coraesine mekya ne'rutka between himself and the blow!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari moves slightly, letting the attack pass harmlessly by!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari moves slightly, letting the attack pass harmlessly by!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari evades the attack by inches!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari skillfully dodges the attack!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari barely dodges the attack!

Roblar swings an immense rolaren waraxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari evades the attack with ease!

Zosopage swings a dragon etched vultite falchion at Mynalari!

Mynalari evades the attack by inches!

Pukk attempts to punch Mynalari!

UAF: 570 vs UDF: 1156 = 0.493 * MM: 47 + d100: 26 = 49

A clean miss!

[Roll result: 92 (open d100: 23)]

Chamorr charges towards Mynalari and attempts to headbutt her!

Mynalari manages to dodge Chamorr's headbutt in the nick of time!

Xorus scribes a hazy, dark sigil into the air, fusing elemental and spiritual power.

Xorus gestures at Mynalari.

Xorus's black rowan runestaff glows intensely with a verdant light!

Xorus stares deeply into Mynalari's eyes.

CS: +555 - TD: +317 + CvA: +18 + d100: +92 == +348

Warding failed!

Mynalari turns pale then falls limp to the ground, killed by some inconceivable fear!

Mynalari drops dead at your feet!

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "Cut off her head!"

Rarr says, "We may need to imprison her..."

Cryheart says, "Think of another way."

Berost deeply says, "Fire."

Mynon says, "Don't be foolish. This is the realm of her mind. Until she understands that she is a ghost, this repeats."

Evia asks, "Uh...decay her?"

Xred says, "Witches don't like water."

[Roll result: 168 (open d100: 91)]

Pukk crouches, sweeps a leg at Mynalari and connects!

Mynalari falls to the ground! Pukk deftly regains his footing.

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Mynalari laughs!

Bernadette swings a black vultite miner's axe at Mynalari!

AS: +566 vs DS: +906 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +51 = -259

A clean miss.

Leafiara hums a cheerful tune! Pure white and bold red mana wisps dance about her like wind-borne leaves, then pulse brightly as she sings a sylvan phrase in a strong, clear voice.

Leafiara channels at Mynalari.

Particles of dust and soot rise from the floor at Leafiara's feet as she releases a pulsating, platinum ripple of energy toward Mynalari!

CS: +522 - TD: +314 + CvA: +18 + d100: +12 == +238

Warding failed!

Mynalari is cloaked in a blinding platinum light and assailed for 95 points of damage!

... 75 points of damage!

Mynalari's skeletal structure and muscle tissue reduced to fine ash!

She is stunned!

... 25 points of damage!

Mynalari's eye explodes, showering you with gore.

Mynalari drops dead at your feet!

Bristenn raises his hand.

Cryheart says, "Your grace...you are but a shadow of the past."

Gryzzlbok's hands glow with power as he summons elemental energy to his command...

[Roll result: 156 (open d100: 61)]

Roblar swings his rolaren waraxe at Mynalari's twisted orase runestaff and connects!

Mynalari's twisted orase runestaff is knocked from her grasp and out of sight!

Zosopage swings a dragon etched vultite falchion at Mynalari!

Mynalari moves at the last moment to evade the attack!

[Roll result: 106 (open d100: 37)]

Chamorr charges towards Mynalari and attempts to headbutt her!

Chamorr slams his head into Mynalari!

... 10 points of damage!

Hearty smack to the head.

She is stunned!

Xred murmurs a twisting phrase, commanding both the elements and spirits together.

Xred gestures at Mynalari.

CS: +546 - TD: +317 + CvA: +18 + d100: +41 == +288

Warding failed!

Her right arm explodes!

Myasarie speaks a quiet phrase in flowing elven...

Myasarie gestures at Mynalari.

The glazed look leaves Mynalari.

[Roll result: 283 (open d100: 206)]

Pukk crouches, sweeps a leg at Mynalari and connects!

Mynalari falls to the ground! Pukk deftly regains his footing.

Gryzzlbok gestures at Mynalari.

Gryzzlbok hurls a stream of fire at Mynalari!

AS: +515 vs DS: +1120 with AvD: +35 + d100 roll: +77 = -493

A clean miss.

Rarr chants a reverent litany and clasps her hands while tightly focusing her thoughts...

Rarr gestures at Mynalari.

Rarr hurls a stream of water at Mynalari!

AS: +559 vs DS: +1120 with AvD: +28 + d100 roll: +83 = -450

A clean miss.

The invisible force draws back to guide Rarr once more.

Leafiara says, "Maybe she'll figure it out if we keep repeating this absurdity."

Zosopage swings a dragon etched vultite falchion at Mynalari!

With extreme effort, Madmountan beats back the attack with his mekya ne'rutka!

Goldtree swings a perfect steel handaxe at Mynalari!

Mynalari awkwardly scrambles along the ground to avoid the attack!

Leafiara hums a cheerful tune! Pure white and bold red mana wisps dance about her like wind-borne leaves, then pulse brightly as she sings a sylvan phrase in a strong, clear voice.

Leafiara gestures at Mynalari.

Leafiara slings lancing arrows of pure divinity at Mynalari!

AS: +602 vs DS: +1120 with AvD: +28 + d100 roll: +16 = -474

A clean miss.

The invisible force draws back to guide Leafiara once more.

As Gnowei moves agressively towards Mynalari, Mynalari moves away a bit.

Platinum energy streaks through Rarr's body, her veins and eyes glowing brightly as she growls a violent prayer.

Rarr channels at Mynalari.

Rarr's illthorn runestaff glows intensely with a verdant light!

Particles of dust and soot rise from the floor at Rarr's feet as she releases a pulsating, platinum ripple of energy toward Mynalari!

CS: +500 - TD: +314 + CvA: +18 + d100: +2 == +206

Warding failed!

Mynalari is cloaked in a blinding platinum light and assailed for 149 points of damage!

... 50 points of damage!

Mynalari's neck and shoulders blasted away by intense wave of plasma.

Mynalari drops dead at your feet!

The ghostly voice of Mynalari says, "My...no..."

Speaking to Pylasar, Shinann asks, "Do the other paragons keep her alive?"

Cryheart says, "Your time has ended, your grace."

Roblar deeply says, "Staff gone."

Xred says, "Now this is fun."

[Roll result: 109 (open d100: 32)]

Pukk crouches, sweeps a leg at Mynalari and connects!

Mynalari falls to the ground! Pukk deftly regains his footing.

Leafiara hums a cheerful tune! Pure white and bold red mana wisps dance about her like wind-borne leaves, then pulse brightly as she sings a sylvan phrase in a strong, clear voice.

Leafiara gestures at Mynalari.

[SMR result: 52 (Open d100: 57, Bonus: 20)]

A distant melody gives Mynalari pause, but nothing comes of it.

Gryzzlbok gestures at Mynalari.

CS: +506 - TD: +320 + CvA: +18 + d100: +11 == +215

Warding failed!

Gryzzlbok blasts Mynalari for 29 points of damage.

... 70 points of damage!

Flame burns through Mynalari's abdomen. Greasy smoke billows forth.

Mynalari drops dead at your feet!

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Goldtree asks, "Any advice?"

Falvicar simply says, "'I think it's safe to say ... .she has deeds."

Bristenn calmly offers, "Hold. This does little good."

Mynalari says, "Return...return it now."

Roblar deeply says, "Iz lost."

Roblar deeply says, "Ask yer local guild."

Cryheart asks, "Break the staff?"

Lylia agrees, "The man is right. It is like casting pebbles into a river to dam it."

Leafiara simply says, "Do it."

Goldtree quietly says, "Break it."

Cryheart says, "If one has it..break the staff."

Lyrna murmurs, "Gosaena, this soul needs to find you. She is lost and held from you."

Roblar deeply says, "No one has it."

Roblar deeply says, "Because, reason."

Bristenn turns to face Mynalari.

Lyrna reaches out and touches her silver sickle emblem.

Arianiss says, "Roblar is lying. I saw him put it in his cloak. I think."

Mynalari kneels down.

Mynalari intently searches the area.

Mynalari manages to recover a reddish-gold twisted orase runestaff!

Bristenn strides over to stand before Mynalari.

Roblar deeply says, "See."

Bristenn touches Mynalari.

Goldtree quietly says, "End it."

Mynalari blinks.

(Bristenn lays a hand upon Mynalari's shoulder.)

Xred says, "I blew her arm off."

Speaking calmly to Mynalari, Bristenn offers, "Your majesty?"

Roblar deeply says, "She likes her staff."


Breaking Through

Speaking to Mynalari, Mynon asks, "You know who were. Does this make any sense, in the world you grew up in?"

Mynalari looks up, from her hands and knees, staring at the crowd around her. She blinks, realizing she kneels before the throne and does not sit upon it.

Cryheart nods at Myasarie.

(Arianiss attempts to help Mynalari to her feet.)

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Goldtree says, "This is but shadow and dust. Let us free you."

Mynalari hisses at Arianiss.

(Bristenn crouches beside Mynalari, following her gaze over the throne. A look of unsettled sadness crosses his features.)

Mynalari says, "Away from me..."

Lylia quietly says, "We know something of being robbed of a birthright."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "It be time to let go your Majesty and to be at peace."

Cryheart says, "Your grace, accept that your time is past."

Mynon kneels down.

Guarrin deeply mutters, "Make it clean."

Mynalari loosens her grip and her staff drops to the ground.

Mynalari drops a reddish-gold twisted orase runestaff.

Cryheart says, "Go to rest."

Arianiss picks up a reddish-gold twisted orase runestaff.

Lylia simply says, "This is not the way."

Angran says, "There, there."

Goldtree quietly says, "Smash it."

Speaking insistently to Arianiss, Leafiara says, "Destroy it."

Xred says, "Break it."

Arianiss offers Roblar a reddish-gold twisted orase runestaff.

Mynalari looks down at her hands, tears forming in her eyes.

Mynalari glances at Pylasar.

Roblar accepts Arianiss's twisted orase runestaff.

Lyrna says, "May you find your way through the Gate and peace with Gosaena."

Mynalari asks, "...why did you do this Peter?"

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Speaking quietly to Roblar, Goldtree says, "Smash it."

Speaking to Mynalari, Xred says, "You are showing strengh."

Cryheart says, "It is nae your fault your grace."

Speaking to Mynalari, Xred says, "You are showing restraint."

Cryheart says, "Go to peace now."

Speaking to Mynalari, Xred says, "We will honor you."

Speaking to Mynalari, Evia says, "A greater glory awaits you, embrace that."

Speaking somberly to Mynalari, Leafiara says, "Your end was long ago... but you'll find peace beyond this."

Cryheart forcefully crosses one arm over his kroderine plate and offers Mynalari a formal bow.

Speaking to Pylasar, Lylia says, "You should answer her, Peter."

(Bristenn cants his head back towards Mynalari, and then her hands.)

Roblar deeply says, "Must break dis shard on top."

Roblar nods slowly to a reddish-gold twisted orase runestaff.

Roblar taps the tip of his twisted orase runestaff on the ground.

Roblar turns over his twisted orase runestaff.

Roblar taps the tip of his twisted orase runestaff on the ground.

Roblar taps the tip of his twisted orase runestaff on the ground.

Roblar taps the tip of his twisted orase runestaff on the ground.

Roblar taps the tip of his twisted orase runestaff on the ground.

Roblar grunts.

Mynalari reaches into her gown and pulls out an ornate mirror. She weeps in horror, seeing the web of black veins along her neck and shoulders.

Xred says, "Bash it."

Mynalari asks, "I..I am dead, aren't I?"

Evia nods at Mynalari.

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Lylia quietly says, "Yes."

Xorus says, "Your other siblings were killed as well."

Mynon asks, "It is...a great grief to us Swans to see this, your Grace. Would that we could be of comfort. Is there aught you would have of us?"

Speaking to Mynalari, Xred says, "Not dead yet."

Cryheart says, "Aye your grace."

Speaking slowly to Mynalari, Leafiara says, "...'fraid so."

Avalera nods slowly at Mynalari.

Bernadette nods at Mynalari.

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "Dead as a doornail."

Bristenn quietly agrees, "Near thirty years ago, your majesty."

Mynon peers quizzically at Mynalari.

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "Aye your Highness."

A speck of flesh falls from Empress Mynalari's cheek like ash.

Lyrna says, "Worse than dead, in many ways, now."

Pylasar breaks out in a sweat.

Speaking quietly to Roblar, Goldtree says, "Hold still, I'll swing my axe at it."

Pylasar hangs his head.

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "You'll be craving brains fairly soon."

Speaking to Mynalari, Xred says, "You should have taken me up on my offer."

Speaking soothingly to Mynalari, Avalera says, "It's time to move beyond the gate, your majesty."

Mynalari asks, "Can...can you help me?"

Falvicar quietly says, "Thee nae passed through the Ebon gate."

Roblar deeply says, "No trust yer aim."

Speaking to Mynalari, Zosopage says, "You were tricked by magic so evil."

Arianiss says, "I would like to try."

Roblar swings his twisted orase runestaff just inches above Goldtree's head!

Speaking quietly to Roblar, Goldtree says, "Fair."

Evia says, "We are here to help you."

Xred picks up a severed human arm.

Mynalari says, "I...I will make no claims. I will live in the shadows."

Mynalari says, "I just want to live."

Speaking quietly to Roblar, Goldtree says, "Missed! Now who has bad aim."

Lylia says, "This is not life."

Pylasar fidgets.

Cryheart says, "Allow your spirit to journey beyond."

Speaking to Mynalari, Avalera asks, "And if this is not possible?"

Speaking to Mynalari, Evia says, "A new and better life awaits you beyond this foul illusion."

Bristenn quietly continues, ".. we cannot guarantee that you will be you, your majesty."

Mynon weeps gently, trying to smile through his tears.

Leafiara says, "Life in the shadows is pretty fun, but... yours is--not a life, exactly."

Xred says, "A memento from today."

Mynalari asks, "Where, where are you from?"

Pylasar says, "When, your Majesty. When."

Roblar deeply says, "When."

Speaking to Mynalari, Zosopage says, "You will love."

Mynalari hisses at Pylasar.

Arianiss says, "5119."

Xorus says, "Aurmont is the Emperor now."

Lyrna says, "You must not, there is no life now for you."

Speaking to Mynalari, Zosopage says, "You will live in the memory of those that loved you."

Mynalari says, "Take me with you."

Mynalari says, "I will speak of nothing. I will not challenge Aurmont. I want to live."

Mynalari asks, "Please?"

Madmountan asks, "The Baron did want one brought in alive, right?"

Mynalari crawls up to Cryheart.

Mynalari asks, "Sir? Please?"

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "That nae be possible your Highness."

Cryheart glances at Mynalari.

Bristenn leans forward.

Mynalari asks, "Peter? Can you help me?"

Cryheart says, "That is not for me to say, your grace."

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "At this point, your best bet is to just bribe that greedy gatekeeper with something shiny."

Cryheart sighs.

Pylasar fidgets.

Pylasar turns around.

Mynalari crawls up to Bristenn.

Mynalari asks, "Sir?"

Cryheart says, "Lorminstra will allow ye to enter the gate I am sure."

Mynalari asks, "Please?"

Speaking heartily to Pylasar, Chamorr asks, "Well?"

Mynalari asks, "May I return to Vornavis with you?"

(Bristenn remains crouched, facing Mynalari.)

Mynalari peers quizzically at Bristenn.

Mynalari is admiring herself again.

Arianiss asks, "How do we KNOW she can't be helped? The words of a man bent on one task only?"

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Goldtree says, "Pylasar - you know why she did this. You know what we have to do."

Mynalari peers quizzically at Mynon.

Madmountan asks, "Didn't Breshon essentially order that she be brought in alive?"

Speaking calmly to Mynalari, Bristenn offers, "..Koargard awaits in fifty-one-nineteen, your majesty. You've a palace there, upon the mountainside, under His light. This I can offer."

Cryheart asks, "Pylasar, can ye take her to another time?"

Lyrna says, "There have been attemps to figure out how to undo it."

Cryheart glances at Pylasar.

Evia says, "Now how would that solve the larger problem..."

Goldtree quietly says, "This is what Raznel wants! She knows we won't kill these innocents."

Roelaren says, "She may not be able to cross into our time."

Speaking pragmatically to Arianiss, Leafiara says, "We saved one paragon, but it took months and the acquisition of a low steel cylinder. We wouldn't survive the blight that long trying to do this for everyone."

Madmountan says, "Only one way to find out."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "If it were possible your Highness one believes it cannae be."

Lyrna says, "Or to mitigate it, or to block her connection."

(Bristenn opens his arms to Mynalari, frowning. "Your majesty," he mouths again.)

A lock of hair falls from the Empress' head.

Speaking to Mynalari, Shinann says, "I am sorry, we cannot."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Cryheart nods.

Speaking to Leafiara, Arianiss asks, "Unwilling to try?"

Goldtree quietly says, "She's gone - she's a shadow. A husk! Let us end this, for the good of all."

Speaking quietly to Madmountan, Raelee says, "His father did. His father was also vastly overstepping his authority... attempting to circumvent Earl Jovery."

Mynalari says, "It must be possible."

Speaking to Mynalari, Evia says, "The world of our time is in grave danger you would not wish that upon the future."

Mynalari asks, "I wish to live. Please. Do you not value life?"

Speaking to Arianiss, Leafiara says, "...no. Impossible to try."

Pylasar says, "We...we do."

Mynalari exclaims, "YOU DO NOT!"

Mynalari points at Pylasar.

Mynalari snarls menacingly!

Pylasar sighs.

Cryheart says, "We do yur grace."

Speaking heartily to Mynalari, Chamorr says, "You are already done."

Speaking to Leafiara, Arianiss says, "Nothing is impossible."

Flakes of skin begin to peel off of Mynalari's arms.

Speaking to Pylasar, Soneiken says, "You did this to her, at least offer her an appology."

Mynalari says, "It hurts.."

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "This is Raznel's plan - her fingerprints are all over this!"

Speaking incredulously to Arianiss, Lylia says, "Did you not all see the fountain of blood? The bas-relief of skulls? This is not a reality. It is a vision. It is like reaching into your ear and pulling a dream from it to clothe it in flesh."

Mynalari asks, "Is it supposed to hurt?"

Speaking to Mynalari, Zosopage says, "No one can nor should live forever no matter who that person be."

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "I hope so."

Goldtree quietly says, "Let us put her out of her misery and be done with this."

Mynalari asks, "Can...can it not hurt?"

Speaking heartily to Pylasar, Chamorr says, "If and when this is over you has some answerin to do."

Mynalari weakly asks, "Please?"

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "We all charish life. But your Grace every moment you now stay here is destroying thee."

Cryheart says, "Pylasar."

Lyrna asks, "How many would you sacrifce to wait, Arianiss?"

Speaking to Mynalari, Evia says, "It is in your power right now to change the future in a profound way that will cement your legacy of greatness forever, rather than this sad plight you linger in."

Roblar offers Arianiss a reddish-gold twisted orase runestaff.

Speaking to Lylia, Arianiss says, "This is an entity asking for help."

Speaking coldly to Arianiss, Leafiara asks, "Is this really the hill you want to die on? Everything turning to dust and decay around your eyes in the Landing and you think we should spend years to try saving every last one?"

Speaking soothingly to Mynalari, Avalera says, "Perhaps something to help you sleep and rest."

Mynon says, "The witch's life is linked to what is now you, your Grace, and she has proven a being willing to slaughter endlessly. It is..."

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "We could speed it along so you needn't suffer."

Mynon says, "The duty of the ruler to ultimately serve the good of the realm."

Bristenn carefully agrees, "The good of the realm."

Lylia coldly asks, "I hear cries for help every day from the people in my town. One voice or many, which am I to heed, Arianiss?"

Mynalari turns, slumping against her macabre throne. Her body begins to show more signs of decay, flesh peeling away, skin flaking off like ash. Her eyes begin to darken, her cheeks growing sunken.

Cryheart frowns.

Guarrin deeply says, "End it."

Goldstr says, "Ahh."

Speaking softly to Mynalari, Avalera says, "Perhaps you could sleep and rest in the arms of the Lord of Dreams until your time has passed."

(Evia toes the decayed bits beneath the throne.)

Falvicar quietly says, "Give her a clean death. Not let her end in pain."

Pylasar fidgets.

Avalera quietly asks, "Can no one help her sleep?"

Cryheart says, "Rest now your grace."

Avalera frowns.

Xred says, "I tried." [AKA it's been sancted for a while]

Mynon sorrowfully murmurs, "I am sorry, your Grace."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "Soon your Grace. Eternal peace will be yours."

Mynon bows to Mynalari.

Cryheart says, "Pass beyond the gates."

Angran says, "There there."

Mynalari slumps further, and the sunburst crown upon her head topples off, clattering to the ground and then coming to a stop as if some eerie true sign of finality.

Lylia picks up a stylized gold sunburst crown.

Cryheart says, "I feel for her."

Xred says, "You will be missed."

Cryheart sighs.

Shinann softly says, "I am sorry..."

Mynalari trembles.

Lylia turns to face Bristenn.

Lylia offers Bristenn a stylized gold sunburst crown.

Gnowei says, "That was rough to watch."

Bristenn tilts his head up.

Cryheart says, "Ye will nae forget ye your Grace."

Bristenn accepts Lylia's gold sunburst crown.


Parting

Mynalari weakly says, "Why Peter..."

Roelaren says, "I am so sorry to your grace."

Xred just poured his venom out on Mynalari!

Speaking softly to Mynalari, Avalera says, "Rest, sleep. Dream of those you love."

Cryheart touches Mynalari.

Speaking to Bristenn, Lylia says, "I trust you to deal with this."

Mynalari weakly says, "I could have been a mother..."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Goldtree asks, "Yes...why, Peter?"

Xred says, "There, that might help her go faster."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "Rest now your Grace. You will forever be remembered for your sacrifice this day."

Speaking simply to Mynalari, Leafiara wishes, "...be well. ...as it were."

Evia says, "All hail the great lady's sacrifice for the greater good of all."

Bristenn nods slowly.

Evia turns toward Mynalari and renders a sharp salute with her ora morning star.

Mynalari weakly says, "I could have...a golden age..."

Mynalari weakly says, "My reign...my legacy..."

Lylia quietly says, "You could have been an Empress. Much grander. Dream of that, as long as you can."

Avalera nods understandingly at Mynalari.

Mynalari weakly says, "Please let me live."

Mynalari nods at Lylia.

Xorus says, "The witch made Talador into its own Wizardwaste, and now uses you to keep herself immortal."

Pukk quietly says, "Legacies are overrated anyways."

Mynalari weakly says, "Yes...very grand."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Falvicar says, "Close thy eyes. Embrace Ronan and join Lomrinstra through the gate."

Speaking heartily to Mynalari, Chamorr says, "Rest in peace."

Speaking sadly to Mynalari, Bristenn soothes, "Grand, your majesty."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Ehh... let's not go too far now."

Lyrna murmurs, "Gosaena, please accept this soul to your care."

Speaking to Mynalari, Lyrna says, "I hope you find peace, beyond."

Speaking to Mynalari, Goldstr says, "Ye mus be released fer yer peace M'Lady."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Avalera says, "Those you loved wait for you in eternal slumber. Let go of this place."

Mynalari weakly says, "I see it now..."

Goldtree quietly mutters, "This is the witch's fault..."

Mynalari weakly says, "I truly do..."

Mynalari gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Mynalari weakly says, "The banners, oh there are so many."

Roelaren says, "Lord Kai grant her peace."

Cryheart smiles at Mynalari.

Mynalari weakly asks, "My husband awaits. Perhaps a Malwind?"

Mynalari peers quizzically at Bristenn.

Mynalari weakly says, "I can hear the bells."

Cryheart says, "Perhaps your Grace."

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "One is sure that L'Naere will help to guide thee to the peace your Grace deserves."

Bristenn smiles for once, one full of sorrow.

Evia inclines her ear, listening intently.

Bristenn quietly agrees, "Every courtyard of the city. High over the cliffs."

Mynalari weakly says, "The wind tossing the crisp banners, the streets shine like the sun from the glint on the armors..."

Cryheart says, "And the people cheering for ye."

Cryheart nods at Mynalari.

Mynalari weakly says, "I will be with child within the year."

Speaking to Mynalari, Evia says, "Your golden destiny awaits you."

Speaking to Mynalari, Rarr says, "Busy lady."

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Mynalari weakly says, "Twins."

Mynalari smiles.

Lylia softly says, "And after that, your reign. Any can be a mother; few know what it is to rule."

Myasarie quietly says, "And the child within thee will comfort thee in your Graces golden years."

Speaking to Mynalari, Goldstr says, "Ye will be wid us always."

Mynalari weakly says, "So beautiful. One of each, we are blessed..."

Speaking to Mynalari, Arianiss asks, "What are their names?"

Pylasar frowns.

Raelee whispers something to Xorus.

Speaking quietly to Mynalari, Myasarie says, "Aye a girl and a boy to comfort and love thee."

Evia removes a soft baby blue blanket from in her fur-trimmed cloak.

Evia offers Mynalari a soft baby blue blanket.

Mynon softly says, "A beautiful sight."

Speaking to Mynalari, Evia says, "Take this with you."

Evia nods at Mynalari.

Mynalari begins to crumble into dust, patch of flesh, swathe of skin. Her face caves inward, her eyes crumbling like dust, her hair falls and burns away. Fingers fall from her hands before her hands fall from her arms. Like collapsing sand, she eventually breaks apart leaving nothing else behind but her gown and sandals.

Cryheart sighs.

Xred says, "Finaly."

Xorus picks up a pair of gold silk sandals.

Leafiara picks up a flowing gown of gold brocade covered with crimson sunbursts.

Evia says, "Gads."

Cryheart says, "May she live well in peace."

Pukk quietly says, "I was going to get them."

Goldstr says, "She be at peace now."

Pylasar clenches his jaw.

Leafiara distantly muses, "...maybe we should destroy these too..."

Pylasar says, "...we need to go now."

Falvicar quietly says, "Rest well."

Bristenn hangs his head.

Pylasar joins Cryheart's group.

Bristenn leans forward.

Xorus offers Lylia a pair of gold silk sandals.

Evia says, "Always someone tooloot the reamins."

Cryheart says, "All join or follow."

Rarr says, "Dead for mere seconds and you already looted her outfit."

Mynon harshly snarls, "Seriously? Souvenirs?"

Lylia accepts Xorus's gold silk sandals.

Speaking heartily to Pylasar, Chamorr says, "You are a [bastard]."

Roblar deeply says, "Maybe da next paragon be male, so can take ez stuff."

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Well since you all got the good stuff, I will get this leaf!"

Bristenn glances meaningfully around the room.

Lylia put a pair of gold silk sandals in her wrap.

Mynon says, "Bloody savages."

Speaking quietly to Pylasar, Goldtree says, "Remember what you made here."

Myasarie quietly says, "With her passing this palace may start to crumble as well."

Pukk picks up some acantha leaf.

Cryheart says, "Rejoin and leave in three."

Mynon stands up.

Cryheart says, "Two......."

Speaking to Mynon, Leafiara says, "No... the opposite, I think this might be a trap."

Pylasar clenches his jaw.

Cryheart says, "Leaving."

[travel]

Cryheart yells, "Pylasar hope ye can climb the fence!"

Lord Pylasar just came through an intricate ironworked fence.

Goldtree quietly says, "Someone go carry that loon."

Cryheart says, "Moving."

[travel]

Roelaren says, "Why do we smell decay still."

Lyrna says, "Thank you."

Pylasar looks around at the keep, his eyes sorrowful.

Lauranathalasa says, "Prolly where we are."

Pukk quietly says, "Sorry, that smell is me."

Arianiss says, "..because he has a decaying arm in his cloak."

Bristenn places his hand on his gold sunburst crown.

Cryheart says, "Hmm."

Xred says, "I have a part of the empress."

Xred removes a severed human arm from in his necromancer's cloak.

Roelaren says, "Ahh."

Cryheart asks, "Which way?"

Xred put a severed human arm in his necromancer's cloak.

Roelaren says, "Probably."

Cryheart glances at Pylasar.

Gnowei says, "A blood fountain doesn't help with the smell."

Cryheart says, "Ye lead."

Roelaren says, "I have no clue."

Speaking uncertainly to Xred, Leafiara says, "Hopefully it doesn't come back to bite us."

Cryheart nods at Pylasar.

The human arm in Xred's possession crumbles into dust.

Leafiara musingly says, "Or that can solve itself."

Roelaren says, "Well."

Cryheart says, "Take us home..Pylasar."

Lyrna says, "This was where we came in, but.."

Evia says, "Assuming."

Speaking quietly to Xred, Pukk says, "You should have got that acantha leaf. It wouldn't decay like that."

Mynon slowly empties his lungs.

Pylasar points out.

[travel]

Cryheart says, "Waiting for all."

Pylasar says, "Home...quickly..."

[travel]

[Melgorehn's Reach, Lake Eonak]

You are on the bank of a beautiful mountain lake that is fed by a waterfall gushing from the mountain side. There is a path which seems to actually lead up the side of the mountain. You also see a gold-flecked grey brushwood wolf, a lonely dune spirit that is flying around, a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees and a cedar chip path.

Gnowei says, "Phew."

Cryheart says, "I think someone stayed."

Evia says, "Goodbye fake Tamzyrr."

Leafiara amicably says, "Nice work, all."

Pylasar turns around.

Gnowei says, "Let's not go back there anytime soon."

Melikor says, "One down."

Roelaren says, "Good to see all of ye are well."

Pylasar quietly says, "...thank you....everyone."

Xred says, "Well that was fun."

Speaking to Gnowei, Leafiara says, "...probably never."

Pylasar quietly says, "I'm sorry."

Cryheart says, "Welcome."

Arianiss says, "Yeah, whatever."

Lord Pylasar just went southwest.