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* [[Pukk]], [[Leafiara]], and [[Berkana]]--mostly Pukk--keep Disean down with [[Symbol of Sleep]], [[::Web (118)|Web]], and [[::Bind (214)|Bind]] while Magister [[::Raelee_Svala|Raelee]] opens the coffin. Captain [[Shinann]], Lylia, and Leafi call for militiamen to help get him in, so they chain him. He tries to resist, but everyone keeps him down and finally [[Goldstr]], [[Bernadette]], Dame [[Evia]], [[Chamorr]], Leafi, and [[Kelrion]] hoist him in.
 
* [[Pukk]], [[Leafiara]], and [[Berkana]]--mostly Pukk--keep Disean down with [[Symbol of Sleep]], [[::Web (118)|Web]], and [[::Bind (214)|Bind]] while Magister [[::Raelee_Svala|Raelee]] opens the coffin. Captain [[Shinann]], Lylia, and Leafi call for militiamen to help get him in, so they chain him. He tries to resist, but everyone keeps him down and finally [[Goldstr]], [[Bernadette]], Dame [[Evia]], [[Chamorr]], Leafi, and [[Kelrion]] hoist him in.
  
* As Raelee begins to seal the coffin's magic, Disean starts to beg for his life, saying it'll kill him and claiming it's [[Raznel]]'s trap. The crowd gives mixed reactions on whether it's plausible or implausible, but ultimately come down on it being Thadston's choice; Disean yells for Thadston's help, but the nearby Thadston turns and walks away as Raelee finishes the ritual. The militia load him up into the coffin and wheel him away.
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* As Raelee begins to seal the coffin's magic, Disean starts to beg for his life, saying it'll kill him and claiming it's [[Raznel]]'s trap. The crowd gives mixed reactions on whether it's plausible or implausible, but ultimately come down on it being Thadston's choice; Disean yells for Thadston's help, but the nearby Thadston turns and walks away as Raelee finishes the ritual. The militia load him up into the wagon and wheel him away.
  
  

Revision as of 14:47, 13 November 2019

Eoantos 12-13, 5119

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier

with an OOC assist from Xorus' player for the amunet thoughts


Summary

  • Marshal Thadston comes to Moot Hall with a quick primer that Disean's forces are approaching again. He says he's recalled all militia and Bourthians who were searching for Thrayzar, needing all arms available for the battle--and advises everyone not to rush into the forest at the first chance since he's arranged a deal with Mother. He goes to check that Casiphia's ready for the night's plan as groups form at the gates for defense and blood tinges the snowfall.
  • The undead armies emerge from the edge of the forest--goblins, ghouls, bone giants, and of course the Blameless. Disean lets loose the war cry and the front lines charge... right into a trap! A hundred exploding glass orbs blow the first wave of undead forces apart, then the Rooks take out dozens more with a rain of blessed arrows. Bourthian soldiers spring forth with another volley of holy arrows and then deploy guerilla warfare against the back of the army, hitting and retreating.
  • Finally Disean's forces split up and begin to reach the gates. Opening waves are staved off by the large force at North Gate, but overwhelm the smaller one at West Gate, leaving it unguarded--and then the plague sweeps town. And then Landing defenders are driven to temporary madness to begin attacking one another.
  • Thadston taunts Disean, saying he made a woman out of Casiphia after Disean couldn't. He doesn't respond, but meanwhile militiamen haul a covered wagon through the streets and Thadston presses further with the disappointment that he, Casiphia, Ambrus, and Saraphene all had in him. Mayor Lylia joins in the taunting by calling him a boy who can't make his own decisions. Finally Disean responds, saying not to speak of her, but Thadston says who--calling Casiphia and Saraphene equally disappointed.
  • Thadston marches to outside the gates, where Disean charges him and grapples him into the shadows. They battle in and out of shadows as militiamen roll the coffin out of the wagon to Moot Hall. The bloody brawl continues until eventually Thadston pulls back and withdraws into Moot Hall, warning everyone to guard the coffin.
  • Disean marches through town with ghouls and Blameless crusaders, but Thadston takes to the roof of Moot Hall and three Rooks bring him a bruised, chained, and gagged Casiphia. He says he'll cut her into ribbons for each crusader he sees in town. Disean demands her release, so Thadston removes her gag--only long enough for her to scream for help, then stuffs it back in and begins to slice her arm with a dagger. The back and forth continues as Thadston says Casiphia's still enjoying this more than she would have enjoyed Disean, then continues cutting her as he spots two more crusaders.
  • At last one of the crusaders turns and marches out of town, so Thadston demands more and presses for a confrontation with Disean, taking a black vial from a Rook and threatening that Casi will die suffering. Disean leaps to a nearby roof and begins making his approach, but not in time as Thadston removes Casi's gag and forces the vial down her throat, sending her spasming and foaming at the mouth. Disean screams and leaps over, seizing Thadston by the throat...
  • Casiphia springs up, now wearing Thadston's kroderine gauntlets, and smashes them into his chest armor! The roof explodes with sparks, sending Thadston flying off the roof, the Rooks and Casiphia thrown back and clutching at wounds, and Disean clawing at his eyes and toppling over to the ground outside Moot Hall.
  • As Raelee begins to seal the coffin's magic, Disean starts to beg for his life, saying it'll kill him and claiming it's Raznel's trap. The crowd gives mixed reactions on whether it's plausible or implausible, but ultimately come down on it being Thadston's choice; Disean yells for Thadston's help, but the nearby Thadston turns and walks away as Raelee finishes the ritual. The militia load him up into the wagon and wheel him away.


Highlights

Speaking heartily to Balley, Dwi says, "I gots a bump onna my elbow."
Dhairn quietly asks, "We got an empath here for us?"
Leafiara says, "Balley's here for healing."
Dwi heartily says, "She aint open fer bidness yet."
Balley softly says, "If you need healing yell."
Speaking heartily to Balley, Dwi says, "Oh..."
Dwi yells, "I gotta bump onn my elbow!"
Dwi yells, "Dunny why I gotta yell tho!"
Stormyrain rubs a clear scarlet-tinged crystal in her hand.
There is a bright flash and some manna bread appears in the air, then falls to the ground.
Stormyrain glances down.
Stormyrain murmurs, "The damnation do I have that for?"
Evia says, "Ava is my goto rescuer, she can handle the Huglies."
Dhairn quietly says, "I like Ava. But I'm bigger and sessier."
Ysharra says, "...I am the Bleak."
Speaking quietly to Ysharra, Pukk says, "I am the Pukk."
The flower girl asks, "Care to buy some flower petals?"
Speaking to a pretty flower girl, Xorus says, "Not now."
A pretty flower girl says, "These are magical...."
Speaking to a pretty flower girl, Berkana says, "Not a good time."
The flower girl looks at the coffin and screams!
A pretty flower girl just went north.
(Othael begins to heave with all his might, helping push Disean.)
A grizzled old warrior says, "In my younger days, we would be out making our mark on the world.  Ah, those were the days."
Speaking to a grizzled old warrior, Othael asks, "What do ya think I'm tryin to do now?"
Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Don't expect me to be that heroic in the future...I only did it because you were being so captainly."
Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Don't expect me to be anything like this on other nights either, my friend. I had a debt to repay."
Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Good, we can go back to our usual roles. Me wise-cracking and you listening and keeping everybody straight and on the right path."
Speaking warmly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "The perfect way, the way it should be."
Speaking suddenly to Pukk, Leafiara asks, "Wait, -what- did you just say I do?"
Pukk whistles tunelessly to himself.
Leafiara mutters, "Must be even more exhausted from this war than I thought."


Log

Disclaimer

My ;log broke and Stormfront logs don't capture the amunet thoughts, but thanks to Xorus we have them anyway! Most of them should be in sync enough with the dialogue, combat, and monsterbold to give the general gist.


Thadston Gets To It

[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: Shinann, Stormyrain, Great Lord Jackke, Concierge Xikk, Yeb, Dhairn, Gozmo, Mooshuu, High Lady Leafwild, Ifil, Great Lord Torpe, Nosvanleryn, Skipjack, Ziveen who is sitting, Marmesh who is sitting, Sygid who is sitting, Grimust who is sitting, Event Planner Leafiara, Skyz, Lord Siggurd, Alkad who is sitting, Orlicks, Othael, Cybus who is sitting, Xitu, Lord Katze

The sky is filled with a blanket of low clouds, pale and unmoving. Sounds seem muffled and the air feels thick and takes on a quiet stillness.

Leafiara marvels, "Well, look at that."

Thadston: "Eve."

Leafiara: "Evenin'!"

Zosopage: "Evening Sir Thadston."

Stormyrain: "Merry eve, Marshal."

Lylia: "Good evening to you."

Shinann: "Evening."

Meureii: "Call to arms in the Landing. Disean approaches and defenses are low." [he wasn't kidding on this one; we were pretty short on defenders compared to most nights]

Othael: "Now, where did I put that fur loincloth.."

Leafiara dubiously says, "I don't see Pukk nor Cryheart."

Dhairn quietly says, "Guess I can be Cry today."

Speaking mischievously to Dhairn, Leafiara asks, "Gonna cast Zealot if ya are?"

Speaking to Dhairn, Lazaryth asks, "Did you say you're going to cry today?"

Dhairn quietly says, "No."

Dhairn quietly says, "I'll refrain."

Zosopage sings:

"Let it snow

Let it snow

Let it snow"

Dhairn quietly says, "There's some shielding instead."

Speaking to Zosopage, Lazaryth says, "You're rather cheerful, aren't you."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Zosopage says, "Love snow more than rain."

Balley softly exclaims, "I thought it was because your wife is at your side!"

Speaking to Zosopage, Lazaryth says, "I'd rather have snow on the battlefield, certainly."

Zosopage tickles Balley into laughing.

Lord Thadston just limped in.

Lord Thadston just limped east.

[Town Square, East]

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

Also here: Event Planner Leafiara, Lord Thadston, High Lord Mongonator

Leafiara approvingly says, "Gettin' right to it, apparently."

Razanetika softly says, "Works for me."

Thadston says, "Get ready to take arms."

Razanetika softly says, "An don' have to tell me twice."

Leafiara assures, "Always ready."

Speaking to Thadston, Meureii says, "Never a moment we are nae."

Lylia says, "Indeed."

Speaking to Meureii, Leafiara agrees, "Right!"

Thadston says, "Some of the Bourthians thought they were tracking the orc, but I've recalled them all now. Militia and imperials alike."

Zosopage says, "Pukk isn't here to cut them off."

Othael asks, "Meeting of the minds?"

Thadston says, "We've spotted Disean and his forces en route."

Thadston says, "So we need all arms here."

Thadston says, "So get ready. I suspect shortly."

Rasson exclaims, "I have two arms!"

Leafiara simply says, "Good. Let's get the job done."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "Thank you for the warning. It is more than we often have."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "I got me a new tat!"

Thadston says, "I've made a little arrangement with Mother."

Zosopage says, "That certainly could help."

Thadston says, "Against my better judgment. So once you see Disean's army, don't flood the forest yet."

Dwi heartily says, "Baby picktures."

Leafiara guesses, "If it involves what I imagine it does, I think it's a great plan."

Lylia smoothly says, "How good of you to let me know."

Balley softly says, "I will do what I can."

Balley softly says, "I am more of a healer than a fighter."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi asks, "Trouble brewin?"

Speaking curiously to Balley, Leafiara says, "Oh, no, you're quite good at fighting too, don't get it wrong."

Thadston peers quizzically at Lylia.

Speaking to Dwi, Leafiara affirms, "Some pretty hefty trouble, in all likelihood."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika asks, "Yes?"

Thadston says, "No offense Mayor, but real time strategy doesn't always afford me the luxury of information sharing."

Lylia whispers something to Stormyrain.

Thadston asks, "Luckily, I'm the Marshal for a reason. Right?"

Lylia replies, "None taken."

Thadston nods.

Lylia whispers something to Thadston.

Lylia nods knowingly.

Thadston says, "I'm off to make sure Casi is ready."

Thadston says, "We'll know if they're coming soon enough."

Lylia says, "Give her my regards."

Leafiara roars, "See ya out there!"

Dhairn quietly asks, "So what's the plan?"

Speaking drunkenly to Leafiara, Gutstorm says, "It wash my idea to have her shtuff her bossomsh." [referring to Dwi]

Speaking to Stormyrain, Meureii asks, "Groups for gate patrol?"

Lord Thadston just limped north.

Lylia says, "I shall take the West Gate."

Speaking lightly to Gutstorm, Leafiara says, "Couldn't imagine anyone else suggesting it."

Stormyrain asks, "Who will take the North?"

Leafiara says, "I'll head north then."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Meureii says, "I'll remain at the north."

Dhairn quietly says, "I'll take the north with Leafi."

Speaking drunkenly to Leafiara, Gutstorm exclaims, "You kin count on me Leafi!"

Lylia says, "Thank you."

Stormyrain says, "Everyone else go where you feel you are most needed."

Leafiara exclaims, "Movin'!"


Elanthian Firewalls

[Wehnimer's, Outside Gate]

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

Lazaryth says, "I'll be your token liability."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "We gun die arnt we?"

Dhairn quietly says, "Hm."

Gutstorm shows Dhairn a dwarf toddler covered only with a loincloth and hoisting an oversized mug of ale.

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "I mite not."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dankoo for da tat misher Dhairn."

Razanetika softly exclaims, "Chrism, check!"

Dhairn quietly asks, "We gots a ranger here?"

Leafiara: "The Mayor's leading at West Gate and I'm leading at North Gate. Form up and be ready!"

Leafiara musingly says, "Don't think so."

Razanetika softly says, "One on the way."

Razanetika glances at Rasson.

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Tink my moonshine make a goot shield?"

Othael: "Is there any compensation for one's aid?"

Rasson says, "Had to run and buy a chrism."

Leafiara: "Honor and dignity and pride, that kind of thing!"

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Dhairn says, "I'll have you know I'm swingin' like a wet noodle for ya, sis."

Dwi heartily asks, "We likely facin ghosties? Or orcs?"

Speaking curiously to Dhairn, Leafiara says, "Don't hold back. No need to here."

Othael: "Sorry, it takes more than a pat on the back for me to get out of the bunk."

Razanetika softly says, "Oh yea.."

Rasson asks, "Ghost orcs?"

Dhairn quietly asks, "Oh?"

Leafiara: "Town defense is voluntary, after all!"

Dwi heartily says, "Dwarf magicks."

Lazaryth: "Before you know it, they'll be coming for you in the bunk. I'd rather die standing."

Zosopage says, "That was almost a disaster."

Dhairn quietly says, "Hm."

Othael: "Oh but I have no intentions on dying. However, I'd rather not volunteer for some just cause if it doesn't put me in any advantageous position."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "For those who didn't hear... if we see signs of trouble in the forest, don't move out just yet. Thadston has some plan with Mother and the Rooks in place."

Speaking heartily to Balley, Dwi says, "I gots a bump onna my elbow."

Dhairn quietly asks, "We got an empath here for us?"

Othael: "Besides, I feel as if being in a warm cozy bunk right now is advantageous enough."

Leafiara says, "Balley's here for healing."

Balley softly says, "Yep."

Dwi heartily says, "She aint open fer bidness yet."

Balley softly says, "If you need healing yell."

Lylia: "It is always advantageous to be near battlefields, if you are able to withstand the onslaught. Diamonds, emeralds, all manner of wealth may fall from enemies' pockets."

Leafiara exclaims, "Might have to help her out with mana quite a bit since she'll be working for everyone!"

Speaking heartily to Balley, Dwi says, "Oh..."

Stormyrain rubs a clear scarlet-tinged crystal in her hand.

There is a bright flash and some manna bread appears in the air, then falls to the ground.

Dwi yells, "I gotta bump onn my elbow!"

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara suggests, "Wall of Force miiiight be helpful..."

A pus-covered rolton trots in!

Dhairn swings with a split-bladed ebon golvern kama at a pus-covered rolton!

AS: +697 vs DS: +26 with AvD: +45 + d100 roll: +97 = +813

... and hits for 318 points of damage!

The pus-covered rolton is backed up by a strong slash to her abdomen!

The pus-covered rolton collapses to the ground, emits a final bleat, and dies.

Othael: "I'm no thief however."

Speaking to Dhairn, Leafiara exclaims, "That's the spirit! Good form!"

Dhairn quietly says, "Eh.."

Pietra says, "That'll learn em."

Dhairn quietly says, "Can do better."

Speaking to Dhairn, Rasson says, "And that was it... you won the invasion."

Dwi yells, "Dunny why I gotta yell tho!"

Stormyrain murmurs, "The damnation do I have that for?"

Pietra grins at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Pietra, Stormyrain says, "It's a never ending wheel of 'what does this crystal do!'"

Goldstr says, "At yer service."

Zosopage says, "We're a little short handed this evening."

Zosopage says, "At the moment at least."

Lazaryth says, "Join Leafi if you plan on staying here."

Stormyrain offers, "That one? Casts mana bread."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Pietra says, "See I just put all those in my lockers, and then forget about wondering... about them."

Speaking to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "If the plan is what I think it is... Disean's forces have a nasty surprise in store."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Dhairn says, "Thas okay, Leafi. We got a kama."

Stormyrain rubs a silver-eyed dark moss crystal in her hand.

Multicolored rays shoot out of Stormyrain's body and flow into a shimmering sphere around her.

Stormyrain says, "Oh that's useful."

The faint tinge of blood glistens off of some of the falling snowflakes that drift down from the icy heavens.

Balley softly says, "As long has he dies I am happy."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara assures, "On it!"

Leafiara recites:

"Join up to defend the gate!"

Dhairn quietly says, "Join Leafiara, or get accidentally mauled."

Dwi heartily says, "Or purposely."

Dhairn quietly says, "I dun kill people on purpose no more."

Dhairn quietly says, "I'm a good guy."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "And remember... no rushing into the forest."

Pietra whispers to the group, "Aww, c'mon mom."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "I mean, you can go if you want, but I'd expect to get blown up or shot in the head if you do."

Leafiara grins impishly at Pietra.

Pietra grins at Leafiara.

Dwi recites heartily:

"No smoochin inna ranks"

Speaking to Lazaryth, Ysharra says, "A good place to walk in."

Lazaryth says, "Join Leafi."

Ysharra says, "One moment, please."

Leafiara says, "The mayor's also leading at West Gate if anyone--" [trailed off because Ysharra had already gone]

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "Imma follerin ye."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Ill be follerin behind Leafi tooz!"

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "Stop starin."

Speaking deeply in Giantman to Evia, Guarrin says something you don't understand.

Razanetika softly asks, "Are we there yet?"

Zosopage whispers to the group, "Eight hold the west gate at the moment."

Corrig hoots at Leafiara.

Speaking teasingly to Razanetika, Leafiara says, "The question is, are they -here- yet."

Corrig asks, "Did I do dat right?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Razanetika asks, "Isn't that what I said?"

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Are they all very powerful? We have a bit of a mixed group here."

Speaking heartily to Razanetika, Dwi asks, "Are we der yet?"

Dhairn quietly asks, "West gate need reinforced, Leafi?"

Speaking to Dhairn, Leafiara says, "That's what I'm asking."

Gutstorm sings:

"Hi Ho....

Hi Ho....

Hi ho, hi ho

A killing we will go....

Wif Leafi in da lead

And my brudder Dwi in toe

Hi ho Hi Ho Hi Ho"

[...he said, though Dwi's female...]

Corrig asks, "Is sumtin' attackin'?"

The snow begins to thicken amidst the forest but it is soon revealed to be more of a heavy white fog that creeps along the trees.

Zosopage says, "Thremkin, Ysharra, Shinann, Avalera, Marshal Meureii, Xorus, Lord Thrassus, Mayor Lylia."

Stormyrain says, "Undead."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Lazaryth says, "That was the most coherent thing I've ever heard you say."

Leafiara says, "We have a lot of heavy hitters here, but maybe not more than west gate, all depending."

Dhairn quietly says, "They could use a couple more."

Razanetika softly exclaims, "White fog rollin' in!"

Guarrin deeply says, "I'll reinforce west gate."

Leafiara says, "No, based on that, west gate might be more well defended." [she said, and it was pretty tough to estimate, but then Bernadette and Pukk arrived to immediately tip the scales]

Guarrin deeply says, "Or not."

Speaking drunkenly to Lazaryth, Gutstorm says, "Well when me tuninin me pipesh, I hash to enunshiate me werdsh clearly."

Evia says, "They best gimme back my Avalera that's my thought."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "What's going on?"

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara exclaims, "Disean's en route!"

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "Also, the snow is bleeding."

Speaking drunkenly to Evia, Gutstorm says, "You a whole wotta woman."

Pukk quietly asks, "Bleeding snow?"

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Oh man, and I missed it!"

Speaking heartily to Pietra, Dwi says, "Oh...I jus thought it tasted bedder."

Dhairn quietly says, "Ava's good. So's Yshie."

Leafiara musingly says, "Hmm. With Bernie and Pukk here now, maybe a warrior or two would be good to move to west gate."

Rainedrop quietly exclaims, "That's no way to get a date!"

Speaking to Dwi, Pietra asks, "Salty, huh?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dwi ish a warrior."

Leafiara says, "Our ranks here just grew quite a bit with those two alone."

Evia yells, "We will trade one Pukk for one Avalera!"

Dwi heartily says, "Tastes likka coin."

Dhairn quietly says, "Ya gots a pally."

Lazaryth says, "It doesn't matter where you put me, I'm barely going to be any help, I think."

Lazaryth says, "I'm here to learn."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Razanetika asks, "Where have you been?"

Forms begin to take shape at the edge of the forest, slowly emerging from the heavy fog and snow. The bulking figures of bone giants. The beady-eyed shape of goblin zombies, hundreds of them. Rotting hounds bound in sinewy ribbons and patches of incarnadine meat. Ghouls of patchwork skin, clawing at the ground as they move forward.

Evia says, "Ava is my goto rescuer, she can handle the Huglies."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Leafiara says, "When the foes are too much for you or anyone else alone, you join the largest group for safety in numbers."

Dhairn quietly says, "I like Ava. But I'm bigger and sessier."

Evia says, "Check your blesses folks."

Leafiara uneasily says, "Here they come... brace yourselves. And Dame Evia's right, get blessings now."

At the back of the host of undead rise a wall of white-armored skeletal crusaders, and Disean among them. He raises his black blade to the sky and lets loose a guttural cry. They charge.

Dwi heartily exclaims, "Unlease da crabs!"

Balley softly says, "If things get too hairy here I will be right inside the gate."

Guarrin deeply says, "Oh bloody ..."

Bernadette softly says, "Get ready."

Evia says, "Still blessed which means it will run out mid-swing somewhere along the line."

Balley softly says, "Better for me to be alive."

Leafiara slowly reminds, "Remember, there's a plan in place..."

Guarrin deeply says, "Aye, hold your ground here."

Leafiara says, "They shouldn't reach here undeterred..."

Dwi heartily asks, "De turds?"

Speaking to Rainedrop, Lazaryth says, "I can, but another warrior might do it better."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You sound very captainish."

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Don't even."

Lexbubba asks, "Dis be where da party is at?"

A white-tailed broom hare hops in.

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Maybe you should apply for captain seat?"

Speaking heartily to a white-tailed broom hare, Dwi says, "Bunny."

There is a flash of red light in the forest. Then another. Then another. Ten. Twelve. Thirty. Sixty. Soon the entire night is set ablaze in a giant wall of crimson fire that stretches up to the sky like a tidal wave of sanguine flames. The sound of a hundred shattering glass orbs echoes briefly as the explosions rock the forest, sending hosts of undead and Blameless skeletons exploding into pieces or falling to the ground consumed in flames.

Rainedrop quietly says, "Thank you."

Speaking earnestly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Seriously, don't even."

Leafiara cheers, "Yes! Exactly what I expected!"

Lazaryth says, "The Rooks."

Rasson says, "Boom."

Evia says, "Damnit wheres our fireworks show when we need it."

Dhairn quietly says, "Well gee."

Dhairn quietly says, "We're gunna need a new forest."

Zosopage says, "Nice."

Leafiara yells, "That's the way!"

Speaking heartily to a pus-covered rolton, Dwi exclaims, "Don't try it!"

A pus-covered rolton just went through some reinforced wooden gates.

Leafiara says, "Once Mother said months ago that even she didn't have a plan to stop the orbs once they're set off... it seemed obvious this would be a good strategy."

Katze says, "Right through the gates."

Dwi heartily says, "We inbaded...we lost."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "I got it!"

Suddenly out of the snow-topped trees of the forest, dozens of dark hooded figures appear, firing a volley of glowing white arrows down at the host of undead who burn, groan and scramble. The Rooks move like liquid through the trees, littering the forest with dozens of undead bodies in their wake, their blessed arrows burning true.

Katze says, "You know....if they just hid strong enemies in rolton skins, we'd just let them in."

Leafiara: "Great work out there!"

Dwi attempts to kick a pus-covered rolton!

UAF: 167 vs UDF: 58 = 2.000 (capped) * MM: 56 + d100: 63 = 175

... and hit for 55 points of damage!

Hook kick connects with left thigh, fracturing the hip!

The pus-covered rolton collapses to the ground, emits a final bleat, and dies.

Katze says, "Except that one."

Dwi heartily says, "Ye kin all go home now...I gots dis."

Dhairn dances around the area, ending with a spin and left arm held high!

Pukk: "I nominate Leafiara for captaincy!"

Speaking concernedly to Dwi, Ensayn says, "Ya got a bit of pus on ya from the rolton."

Rainedrop quietly says, "Jus showem yer orbs."

Leafiara: "Not in your jurisdiction!"

Speaking amusedly to Dhairn, Leafiara says, "Save some of that energy for when what's left of them gets here."

Lylia: "Not a nominated position."

Leafiara: "I can think of at least twenty reasons that's a bad idea, anyway. But not now."

Dhairn quietly says, "Naw. I'll still be dancin. Just the blades'll be joinin."

The red flames still burn bright within the forest, casting an eerie glow along the undead that continue their march, unphased and unafraid. As the army presses on the forest becomes alive again and from behind Disean and his skeletal Blameless, a host of Bourthian soldiers spring up out of the environs and launch another volley of holy arrows into the undead. Another section of the Bourthians strike quickly at the back of the army, then disappear into the depths of the forest as the undead army seems to break into separate groups.

Thadston: "Now let them come!"

Goldstr: "Aye Sir Andrews!"

Speaking gently to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Another time, friend. Tonight is war, much as I love your jokes."

Dwi heartily says, "Maybe da archers will hole em back."

Zosopage says, "Here they come."

Leafiara slowly says, "Here they come. They're past our opening salvo."

Othael: "Stay frosty out there."

Speaking worriedly to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Who are you and where is the real Leafiara?"

Speaking grimly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Trust me, it's exhausting being this serious this long."

Dhairn yells, "They're flanking! Archers light!"

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara mutters, "I'm gonna need a long nap after Raznel's dead."


A Rash of Problems

A rotting goblin zombie struggles up out of the ground!

[combat]

Ensayn sadly says, "Poor Maylan missing out on all the fire."

[combat]

Leafiara roars, "Get 'em!"

[combat]

Avalera: "We've got goblins at the west gate. Zombie ones."

Leafiara: "Same here!"

Barge says, "Oh my."

Katze says, "That was fast enough."

[extended combat as harpies, crusaders, and more start arriving]

Dwi heartily exclaims, "Dey sendin da biggums fast!"

Balley softly says, "Ok I am going to head into the gate. If you need me."

Katze says, "Yeah I'm not necessary for this."

Speaking gratefully to Balley, Leafiara exclaims, "Appreciated!"

Guarrin deeply says, "Call for mana."

Dhairn quietly says, "Mana."

Dwi yells, "Make way fer Balley!"

[combat]

Ensayn says, "Ouch."

[combat]

Guarrin: "West gate?"

Leafiara: "Does west gate need backup?" [we asked having sensed the deaths of several from West Gate]

[combat]

Dhairn quietly exclaims, "Moonshine!"

[extended combat]

[extended combat]

Shinann: "West gate has no one... so yes."

Leafiara says, "So far so good..."

Dhairn quietly says, "Alrighty, Ghez. Let's do this."

[combat]

Uttering a soft, wheedling prayer to Ghezresh, Dhairn is suddenly surrounded by an indigo nimbus that writhes and twists upon itself. Dhairn becomes a blur of motion, the movements shimmering like an imposing mist, and strikes out at his enemies with divine fervor.

Dhairn swings with a split-bladed ebon golvern kama at Berkana!

Berkana drops dead at your feet!

The ghostly voice of Berkana says, "Nice."

Dhairn quietly says, "Whoops."

Leafiara slowly says, "Apparently west gate has nobody."

Pukk quietly asks, "How did Berkana die?"

Dwi heartily says, "Imma try knockin some down.... pull me up if'n I trips."

Leafiara asks, "Maybe split off four or five of our strongest to move there?"

Lauranathalasa says, "Dhairn killed her."

Dhairn quietly says, "Was an open onslaught." [1650 Onslaught]

[combat, healing]

Leafiara's neck swells up. That can't feel good.

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

Leafiara mutters, "Grand."

Red spots appear on Pietra's skin suddenly. The edges are slightly raised and seem to be spreading rapidly.

Leafiara mutters, "This is gonna hurt..."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Razanetika asks, "What's wrong with you?"

Scale-like, shiny blebs begin to appear on Stormyrain's skin, growing with frightening rapidity.

Pietra says, "Oh not this again."

Leafiara recites:

"Brace yourselves! The plague's coming!"

Lexbubba's neck swells up. That can't feel good.

Leafiara mumbles, "Well, more like here already."

[combat]

Lazaryth: "Plague is appearing."

Evia's neck swells up. That can't feel good.

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

Red spots appear on Pietra's skin suddenly. The edges are slightly raised and seem to be spreading rapidly.

Buboes suddenly erupt over Leafiara's body. Definitely painful.

Razanetika softly says, "It went thru the gates."

Buboes suddenly erupt over Ensayn's body. Definitely painful.

Meureii: "I think one single defense unit is more efficient in this scenario. Nae enough to hold both gates."

Avalera: "I concur."

Dwi heartily asks, "Red rot?"

Ensayn says, "Aye."

Scale-like, shiny blebs begin to appear on Shyspirit's skin, growing with frightening rapidity.

Speaking to Dwi, Leafiara says, "Leprosy or something like it."

Guarrin: "Reform at north then."

Razanetika's skin begins to crack and peel, bleeding from the fresh wounds, pus oozing out disgustingly.

A series of reddish blebs begin to appear randomly over Guarrin's skin. Though probably not very painful in and of themselves, they may signal something much more dangerous on the way.

Red spots appear on Stormyrain's skin suddenly. The edges are slightly raised and seem to be spreading rapidly.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "Oh..den who cares."

Rasson's skin begins to crack and peel, bleeding from the fresh wounds, pus oozing out disgustingly.

Avalera: "Although Alasatia is doing a fine job leading us at the west gate."

Speaking woundedly to Dwi, Leafiara says, "Brace yourself."

[combat]

Leafiara asks, "Can anyone spare to west gate?"

Dhairn quietly says, "On my way."

Leafiara: "Sparing a few more to west gate!"

Evia says, "They got someone but not sure how many."

[combat]

Lauranathalasa says, "Harpy dead."

Pukk quietly exclaims, "No attacking Dwi!"

Leafiara: "But we're suffering the plague here, so this might get ugly either way."

[extended combat]

Othael: "These goblins seem pretty hearty."

Dark, yellowish nodules erupt from Pietra's skin. Some of the nodules ooze or bleed, others seem to make it difficult for her to move in certain places.

... 6 points of damage!

Pietra's skull cracks with an audible "Pop"!

She is stunned!

Ensayn's face becomes flushed and he breaks out in a sweat.

He is stunned!

Chamorr twitches briefly, then runs north.

Lazaryth says, "Bother."

Pietra says, "Ugh."

Evia says, "Eeew." [more plague]

Leafiara yells, "Balley! We need help out here for wounds from the plague!"

Gypsy Scribe Balley just came through some reinforced wooden gates.

Guarrin deeply says, "Diseased as well."

Balley softly says, "I need mana."

Speaking weakly to Balley, Leafiara says, "I need healing to send..."

Balley softly says, "I have plague too."

[combat]

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Hey! I don't take baths. I should be immune to this!"

Speaking encouragingly to Balley, Leafiara exclaims, "There ya go!"

[combat, plague]


Utter Madness

Alasatia: "Anyone spare some mana to the west gate?"

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 Rasson!

Dwi heartily exclaims, "Dont scratch it!"

Goldstr's face crawls with slimy trails of blackness, and his vacant eyes ripple with a multitude of hues as he screams loudly!

Lexbubba exclaims, "We are attacking each other!"

Lazaryth says, "I don't understand what's making people attack each other."

Stormyrain draws a glowing pattern in the air before Goldstr.

Goldstr's eyes roll up into his head as he slumps to the ground.

Goldstr jerkily stands upright like a puppet on strings.

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 Leafiara!

Leafiara says, "It's the maddening mist... or something similar."

Pukk quietly asks, "Something is eating me from inside?"

[very extended combat]

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

Pukk positions himself to attack Leafiara.

The evanescent shield shrouding Leafiara flares to life and absorbs the oncoming blow.

Razanetika runs in, her eyes vacant as her face ripples with veins of blackness.

Ensayn staggers as if in a stupor, laughing for no apparent reason.

Lexbubba claws at the air at something unseen, screaming like a wildman!

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

The thorny barrier surrounding Rasson blocks Lazaryth's attack!

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

Pearly light flares up suddenly from within Pukk!

Pukk swings a closed fist at Mongonator!

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

Chamorr positions himself to attack Leafiara.

The evanescent shield shrouding Leafiara flares to life and absorbs the oncoming blow.

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

The evanescent shield shrouding Leafiara fades briefly.

Lexbubba swings a massive blackened sledgehammer at Leafiara!

She barely dodges the attack!

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

Ensayn positions himself to attack Leafiara.

The evanescent shield shrouding Leafiara flares to life and absorbs the oncoming blow.

Leafiara defiantly exclaims, "Bring it on! All your mists, Raznel!"

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

Lexbubba swings a massive blackened sledgehammer at Rasson!

He is stunned!

Dhairn quietly says, "You can 130 out of the darkness." [OOC note: at the time, I thought "the darkness" was referring to the madness overtaking people and maybe they couldn't LOOK during that (sort of like how you can't look when turned into a shambling lurk), but re-reading this now and Shinann and Ysharra's lines on the amunet later, I'm wondering if there's also some temporal rift thing going on]

[combat, madness]

Evia says, "Phew."

Darkkstormmer says, "Lex stop swinging at me."

Leafiara recites:

"West Gate still needs aid too!"

[madness]

Lazaryth asks, "What in the pales just happened?"

[madness]

Lazaryth says, "I couldn't control my own body."

[madness]

Speaking understandingly to Lazaryth, Leafiara says, "We know. We won't blame you."

[combat, madness]

Ysharra says, "It looks like there's some...side effects..."

[combat]

Darkkstormmer says, "I do not like side effects."

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

Pearly light flares up suddenly from within Pukk!

Pukk swings a closed fist at Leafiara!

Lexbubba says, "We are attacking each other."

Speaking thoughtfully to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Good thing you don't use weapons."

[combat]

Speaking to Lexbubba, Leafiara explain, "Some kind of magic Raznel has to drive people mad."

[combat]

Zosopage says, "Something took possesion of me. Couldn't see a thing."

[combat]

Leafiara recites:

"Join back up if you were driven to madness!"

[combat]

Through some reinforced wooden gates, you hear Dwi yell, "Inside gate's safe..dey dint git past!"

[extended combat]

Pukk quietly says, "I didn't do it."

The ghostly voice of Razanetika softly says, "Well that was interesting."

Shinann: "Anyone else ending up in darkness?"

Ysharra: "Yes."

Guarrin: "Aye."

Evia: "Alot yes."

Othael: "Not I. But then again, I'm not affected by diseases."

Leafiara: "You're being driven mad by Raznel's magic and probably attacking us."

Ysharra: "I found my way out."

Leafiara: "Resist! It'll pass..."

Shinann: "All right... yes, I did also. Just wanted to see if everyone was affected. Thank you."

[combat]

Pukk: "Leafi for captain!"

Leafiara: "Let's table the crazy talk for another night!"

Leafiara: "Already enough madness to go on out there.."

[combat]

Dwi heartily exclaims, "Reportin fer duty!"

[combat]

Leafiara suspiciously says, "This is a very straightforward battle so far..."


Disean's Advance

[combat]

Meureii: "Disean at the West gate."

Shinann: "Thadston, Disean is here at the West gate."

Shinann: "Can you hear me?"

Frebble: "Could use some help outside the gates, I'd say."

Chamorr: "Disean west gate."

Shinann: "Disean is at the West Gate."

Pukk quietly says, "West gate."

Ensayn asks, "Disean is at the west gate?"

Ensayn asks, "Did he bring whiskey?"

Dwi heartily exclaims, "It's a feint!"

Leafiara says, "Apparently..."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "You can do it Captain!"

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Can't abandon this post unless we have someone else to lead here."

[combat]

Leafiara admits, "That said, I did kill Disean previously. So, who wants to lead?"

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You really are sounding like Militia."

Dwi heartily exclaims, "Luck!"

Speaking ominously to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I'vev been waiting three and a half years to end Raznel. No other town enemy matters to me by comparison."

[combat]

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi exclaims, "Onwards!"

[combat]

[a locate reveals...]

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see some blackened platemail, a gaunt bleak wight, some tattered rags, a rotting goblin zombie, a wooden arrow, a rotting goblin zombie that is lying down, a blackened battle axe, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, a dark bronze mace, a wooden arrow, a dark bronze mace, a wooden arrow, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, a blackened battle axe, a blackened battle axe, a wooden arrow, a blackened battle axe, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, a town guard, a withered patch of grass, a reinforced large wooden gate and a tall wooden archery tower.

Also here: the body of Guarrin who is lying down, the body of Dhairn who is lying down, Disean

Speaking to Dwi, Leafiara says, "No, can't move or we'd leave someone behind while--"

Ensayn says, "Disean seems okay."

Ysharra says, "...I am the Bleak."

[combat]

Speaking quietly to Ysharra, Pukk says, "I am the Pukk."

[combat]

Leafiara exclaims, "...I'm going to pursue. Giving the lead to--Evia!"

Evia says, "Ok."

[scouting]

[Wehnimer's, Exterior] The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see some tattered rags, a wooden arrow, some blackened platemail, a wooden arrow, a blackened battle axe, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a dark bronze mace, a wooden arrow, a dark bronze mace, a wooden arrow, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, a blackened battle axe, a blackened battle axe, a wooden arrow, a blackened battle axe, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, some blackened platemail, a town guard, a withered patch of grass, a reinforced large wooden gate and a tall wooden archery tower.

Also here: Shinann

Leafiara dubiously asks, "Where'd he go?"

Shinann says, "Not sure where he went."

[scouting]

Thadston: "Disean, you couldn't make a woman out of Casiphia. So I did."

Thrassus: "Ouch."

Pietra: "Well that hardly seems sporting at this moment."

Leafiara: "It's perfect."

Leafiara: "And true."

[return to North Gate]

Leafiara reports, "Can't spot him anywhere anymore."

Some town militiamen can be seen hauling a covered wagon through the streets of town, two dozen uniformed militia guarding its escort.

[extended combat]

Ysharra: "That's desperation."

Thadston: "Your silence is fitting Disean. Nothing you can say really. She would have been disappointed with you. Just like Ambrus. Just like me. Just like your mother."

Ysharra: "Again with the mother issues."

Leafiara notes, "Ouch."

Berkana shows Avalera her peach doughnut.

Speaking to Avalera, Berkana says, "Dinner."

[extended combat]

Thadston: "You should have seen her squirm. But not like the kind where she was trying to get away from you. Not that awkward kind...."

Lylia: "I am not certain he knows the other kind."

There is a loud roar nearby.

[combat]

Ensayn says, "That was a loud roar."

Lylia: "Women prefer men. Not boys who cannot make decisions for themselves."

Ysharra: "You're gettng to him, I think."

Ysharra says, "He's getting to him."

Thadston: "It's true Lylia. And they prefer them over, and over, and over again."

Lylia: "Tractable, biddable boys, always following in some woman's trailing skirts..."

Lylia: "Mmm, just so."

There is a loud roar nearby.

Dwi recites heartily:

"Bards dis aint no rehersal!"

Ysharra: "And they have small...minds."

Leafiara amusedly says, "Surprised that was all would it take."

[extended combat]

Lylia: "It is well known. Of course it is. We do talk to one another about it, after all."

Lylia: "Very little is not laid bare over tea."

Ysharra: "Indeed. If we feel disappointment, it's better to share and spare the rest of us."

Thadston: "Remember Disean. Before Casiphia, or Chaston, or Ambrus discarded you...I did it first. I was the first to know exactly what kind of coward you'd grow up to be. Your mother just didn't have the heart to put down a whimpering pup. Good to know not much has changed."

Disean: "You...do not speak of her."

Lylia: "Speak of her? Why, who do you think speaks to her?"

Lylia: "Disean is indisposed."

Lylia: "Oh, did I think that aloud? Must have been something I overheard."

Thadston: "Who? Saraphene? Casiphia? Both equally disappointed."

Dwi yells, "Die ye booger eaters!"

Goldstr yells, "Die Ya Krolvin boot lickin Hugger Muggers!"

Leafiara praises, "Great work so far!"


Thadston vs. Disean

Lord Thadston just limped in.

Pukk quietly exclaims, "There is Thadston! Get him!"

[combat]

Dwi heartily asks, "News?"

[combat]

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

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Seems even easier than expected."

Speaking to Thadston, Pietra says, "So the taunting seems to be going well."

Thrassus says, "That's vicious enough it's making even me wince."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr asks, "Didja put da genie in da bottle?"

[combat]

Evia says, "Duh."

[combat]

Dwi recites heartily:

"I feel sick?"

Dwi heartily says, "Unpossible."

Speaking to Dwi, Leafiara asks, "How sick?"

>diagnose dwi full

You start a careful diagnosis of her condition . . .

She has a minor left arm scar, and a minor right hand scar.

She is suffering from a disease of 36 hp/round.

Speaking to Dwi, Leafiara admits, "That was pretty sick."

Dwi heartily says, "Aint ne'er felt dat way befer."

Speaking heartily to Dwi, Chamorr says, "Not on my boots."

Lauranathalasa says, "You must have a crush on a boy then."

Speaking quietly to Thadston, Pukk says, "You better get your weapon out if this invasion keeps coming."

Charging out of the forest, Disean rushes into view! His eyes are glowing red and his face is locked wide in a huge snarl! The blood red runes along his armor flash with energy. He rams into Thadston, wrapping his arms around his torso and they seem to vanish into the shadows.

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara reminds, "His weapon's his gaunt--"

Ysharra says, "I think it was the comment about -"

Dwi heartily exclaims, "Der!"

Leafiara slowly says, "Well."

Ysharra says, "His mother."

Thrassus says, "There they go."

Evia says, "Golly."

Evia says, "That was some hug."

Guarrin: "Not again."

Lylia: "Appears so."

Iekid: "This invasion is crazy."

Ysharra says, "He got what he wanted."

Bernadette softly says, "Aye."

Pukk quietly says, "Well, I warned him."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara reminds, "His weapon -is- his gauntlets, though."

Bernadette softly says, "Ye shudda let Bear hug em."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Well, they didn't do him good."

Goldstr says, "Private battle tween father an son."

Rasson says, "New paragon plotting..."

Leafiara: "How's the situation elsewhere? North gate's secure."

Dhairn quietly says, "I am not happy."

Speaking quietly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Pukk asks, "Glad you're here. What do we do now?"

Shadows rip open within the forest and Disean and Thadston come rolling into view, exchanging punches, one smashing into the other as they try to scramble to their feet. Disean snarls and they are both engulfed in shadows again.

The coppery barn owl hoots at Pukk.

The coppery barn owl hoots at Pukk.

Speaking quietly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Pukk says, "Good idea."

Ysharra says, "This shouldn't be."

Chamorr heartily says, "I do."

Speaking deeply to Dhairn, Guarrin says, "He got lucky before. Thought we had him."

Ysharra says, "Thadston's wounded."

(OOC) Lauranathalasa's player whispers to the group, "Does that qualify as Kenstrom playing with himself? :P"

Dwi heartily asks, "Issa bar brawl now?"

(OOC) Dhairn's player whispers to the group, "The town guard steps in front of Disean and says, "Excuse me, sir, there's an entrance fee to use this gate. Five silvers please."

Ysharra says, "He's got that gash on his side, the cursed wound."

Leafiara says, "Thadston might be wounded, but he's always been a better fighter than Disean..."

(OOC) Guarrin's player whispers to the group, "Sleepy working overtime."

(OOC) Dwi's player whispers to the group, "As far as I'm concerned ...yer ALL Kenstrom."

Leafiara suspiciously asks, "No more undead?" [at this point nothing had attacked North Gate in a while]

Ysharra asks, "Are you all right?"

Ysharra rests a gentle hand on Thrassus's arm.

Dhairn quietly says, "Here I said I wasn't gunna kill nobuddy. And I went an' kilt four sumbuddies."

Speaking quietly to Ysharra, Pukk says, "Yes, thanks for asking."

Leafiara recite:

"Can anyone break away to scout and report?"

Dwi: "Dey dragged sumptin inna da gates."

Speaking to Leafiara, Meureii says, "There are random groups floating around."

Speaking in Guildspeak, Stormicore says something you don't understand.

Rasson says, "Could cast some flame spirits at the snow let them mud wrestle."

Speaking to Meureii, Leafiara says, "But are there still attacks elsewhere? It's slow here now..."

Goldstr says, "Keep alert folks."

Pukk quietly says, "We should all form a super group."

Some town militiamen form outside of Moot Hall and roll a crystalline coffin out of a large covered wagon.

[combat]

Speaking to Leafiara, Meureii says, "Aye, that is what I just said."

[combat]

Zosopage: "Still a few critters about but west gate seems good."

Leafiara gratefully exclaims, "Thanks for the info!"

Ysharra says, "I mislike this."

[extended combat]

Speaking curiously to Ysharra, Leafiara ask, "What part?"

Othael: "So, which way did he go?"

[comobat]

Rasson asks, "I thought the coffin was a no. For disean?"

[extended combat]

Speaking to Rasson, Leafiara says, "Raelee didn't think it was the best idea, but Thadston thinks it's better than nothing."

Dwi heartily says, "Imma see wot dey dragged inna da udder gate."

Ensayn says, "That was a lot of magic that just vanished."

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Everybody target Drung!"

Lauranathalasa whispers to the group, "The coffin is outside Moot Hall."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Shall we move?"

Goldstr says, "Disean's coffin be ready."

[travel]

[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 the Cytiger disk, a downtrodden mountain spirit that is flying around, the Dwi disk, an animated rotting goblin zombie, a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, a large crystalline coffin, a large purple wooden barrel and a polished bleakstone statue.

Rasson says, "I think one has a more level head at the moment but what do I know."

Shadows peel open in the forest and Disean charges out of the dark pocket. Thadston comes quickly behind him. Disean slams a fist into Thadston's face, his nose bends and blood splatters. Thadston spins, ready for another hit and takes one to the jaw. Disean brings strike after strike. Thadston rushes at Disean and they disappear into shadows once more.

Dwi heartily says, "Norft gate's still bein salted."

Speaking quietly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Pukk says, "Thank you for keeping the town safe."

Speaking quietly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Pukk says, "You get owl of the month award."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "Pleasure working with you, Mayor."

Lylia says, "Oh, the pleasure was mine."

Speaking quietly to Ysharra, Pukk asks, "Leving?"

Leafiara says, "All clear at the north gate, it seems... for now."

Speaking to Pukk, Ysharra says, "No. Just sharing what's in my heart, Pukk."

Shadows peel open within Wehnimer's Landing and Thadston stumbles out, blood soaking his face and one of his arms bent awkwardly. He limps quickly away, as Disean steps out of the same shadows, peering around and marching off.

Cytiger asks, "What's the coffin for?"

Ysharra says, "Disean."

Lylia whispers something to Cytiger.

Lord Thadston just limped in.

Ysharra says, "The leader of the invading forces."

Thadston spits blood and holds his nose.

'Goldstr asks, "Disean win?"

Thadston says, "No."

Speaking to Thadston, Ysharra asks, "Is he chasing you?"

Speaking quietly to Thadston, Pukk asks, "So, how is your day?"

Thadston says, "Keep that here."

Thadston points at a large crystalline coffin.

Thadston says, "He's coming..."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Not looking so good, but it's all worth it."

Thadston says, "Get him in however you can."

Thadston says, "Do not follow me."

Speaking deeply to Thadston, Guarrin asks, "Second round?"

Speaking to Thadston, Ysharra says, "It's always the mother."

The flower girl asks, "Care to buy some flower petals?"

Lord Thadston just limped into the Moot Hall.

Speaking to a pretty flower girl, Xorus says, "Not now."

Speaking quietly to a pretty flower girl, Pukk says, "Hop in the coffin."

Speaking heartily to Razanetika, Dwi says, "Oldsters leafin bodies lyin aroun."

A pretty flower girl says, "These are magical...."

Speaking quietly to a pretty flower girl, Pukk says, "That will lure him for sure."

Leafiara says, "The usual routine by now... Symbol of Sleep, Earthen Fury, Spike Thorn, Condemn..."

Speaking to a pretty flower girl, Berkana says, "Not a good time."

Shinann asks, "Where is Raelee?"

The flower girl looks at the coffin and screams!

A pretty flower girl just went north.

Lauranathalasa says, "She is invis."

Lylia replies, "She has been busy with other matters, I presume."

Leafiara yells, "And don't come back either!"

Razanetika softly says, "Silly flower girl."

Speaking to a large crystalline coffin, Ysharra says, "Well-done. We've been trying to figure that out for three decades."

Dwi heartily says, "Ye scared her outta her wits."

Pukk quietly says, "Now we know how to get rid of the flower girl."

Shinann says, "Maybe she has a suggestion on how we get him in."

Xorus says, "... and we came so close to finally being rid of her."

Speaking skeptically to Shinann, Leafiara says, "...right."

Zosopage says, "Just a few zombies out there but they are being taken care of."

Speaking to Dwi, Evia says, "She hadn't got many wits."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "Well, do you? I do not."

Disean can be seen marching through town as ghouls rise up from the earth all around him.

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "I just mentioned four of them."

Suddenly a patchwork wasteland ghoul bursts from the ground!

Suddenly a patchwork wasteland ghoul bursts from the ground!

Suddenly a patchwork wasteland ghoul bursts from the ground!

[combat]

Lazaryth: "Careful, citizens. Crusaders in town."

Shinann: "How are the gates holding up?"

Ysharra says, "I really hope this is what we should be doing."

Leafiara slowly says, "The gate's being overrun now."

Aleid says, "Umm."

Aleid says, "There's a lot of bad things at the north gate."

Leafiara exclaims, "Breaking away!"

Rainedrop quietly says, "Umbazi is manning the balista though."

[travel, combat]

Pukk quietly says, "This would be a great time for a Dreavening."

[travel, combat]


Captive Audience

Thadston appears on the roof of Moot Hall.

A trio of dark hooded figures appears on the roof of Moot Hall next to Thadston.

Thadston: "I know Chaston told you all about how this happened once before. Am I right Disean?"

Leafiara wonderingly says, "Oh, this should be good."

Balley softly says, "Oh maybe we should go back to Moot." [not a bad idea, even if only because at this point the enemies that had mobbed North Gate already gotten into town]

Pukk quietly says, "Huh."

Leafiara says, "Giving the lead to... Avalera."

Chamorr heartily says, "Back to the hall."

Dwi heartily says, "I'll stand."

[travel, triage]

From behind the three hooded figures another emerges. A woman with dark brown eyes and fair skin. Her curly bluish-black hair is caked with blood and sweat. Her arm is bruised and chains bind her hands and feet and a gag is stuffed into her mouth. She squirms as she is brought by the hooded figures to stand next to Thadston upon Moot Hall.

Thadston: "Every crusader I see in town Disean, I'm going to cut her. Until there's nothing left but little ribbons to braid into your girly hair you coward."

Lazaryth says, "What -"

Berkana asks, "They gonna throw her off the roof?"

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Balley softly says, "Who is that next to Thadston."

Leafiara says, "Casiphia, probably as a lure."

Ysharra says, "...so we hope."

Lazaryth murmurs, "Thadston was busy."

Leafiara admits, "Would probably work on me, but Disean and I... don't quite see eye to eye. So this should be interesting..."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Othael whispers aloud, "In more ways than one, or so I've heard."

Disean: "RELEASE HER!"

Shinann says, "Well, he got his attention."

Lylia mildly says, "Rumors and calumnies, I am certain. It would not do to pry."

Lylia whispers something to Ysharra.

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr says, "Cept this is da Landin."

Shinann says, "It is good he recognizes her."

Thadston grabs Casiphia by the back of the head, gripping a handful of hair and jerks her back. He briefly removes the gag just long enough to allow Casiphia to release a blood curdling shout. "Disean! Hel..." Thadston stuffs the gag back into place.

Leafiara approvingly says, "Well played, well acted. Done that one before."

Pukk: "Take your foreplay to a room."

Ysharra says, "He means every word."

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Thadston leans forward upon the rooftop of Moot Hall and squints.

Thadston: "Oh, there's one."

Berost deeply asks, "Who we groupin on?"

Speaking offhandedly to Ysharra, Leafiara says, "Oh, yes..." [not a finished thought, but Leafi wasn't referring to Thadston]

Zosopage: "Hows the gate holding out?"

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Ysharra says, "He's not pretending. It's not a ruse. It's a promise."

Evia: "Fairly quiet."

Thadston quickly draws a dagger from his cloak and slices it across Casiphia's arm. She squirms against the bindings and tries to scream as blood trickles down her arm.

Pietra: "Seems like a couple stragglers."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Avalera is asleep on the job."

Rasson says, "That looks painful."

Zosopage: "If it gets bad and you need help just holler."

Leafiara slowly says, "Well then."

Thadston: "I still think she's enjoying this more than she ever would have you Disean. Coward. Pup."

Iekid says, "This is gruesome."

Leafiara uneasily asks, "Err. Would anyone like to head up there and check?"

Pukk: "Go on......."

Evia asks, "He said don't follow?"

Chamorr heartily says, "What happened."

Speaking deeply in Giantman to Evia, Guarrin says something you don't understand.

Disean: "Give her to me."

Evia says, "Or had said it earlier."

Speaking slowly to Evia, Leafiara says, "...ahh."

Speaking to Ysharra, Lylia says, "Oh, did you hear the boy? 'Give her to me.' As though she were property."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I might have to take a cold bath after all of this."

Leafiara mutters, "None of that then."

Thadston: "I see too many crusaders in town, and not you."

Thadston: "There's two more..."

Slice. Slash. Thadston leaves two new marks along Casiphia's thighs.

Evia says, "Damn."

Othael: "Damaged goods now."

Leafiara mumbles, "That is -not- what you do with--"

Dwi heartily asks, "Wot's he doin?"

Thremkin says, "I don't get it."

Leafiara mutters, "Oh, never mind."

Evia says, "Glad he ain't my pa."

Thadston: "She officially has more feeling in her thighs than you ever could have given her. Coward. Pup."

Thrassus says, "I hope she agreed to this part."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "She's been a bargaining chip before. They never learn."

Berost deeply asks, "Bah I been drinkin all night out o' town. What in the damned hells be happenin?"

Lylia whispers something to Thrassus.

Bernadette softly says, "What's goin on.."

Rainedrop quietly says, "Knockem down."

Pukk lustily says, "Oh yeah..."

Thremkin says, "Must be doing some kind of ritual."

Lylia diplomatically says, "That is one word for it."

Leafiara wryly says, "Ain't my kind."

Evia says, "It's called the taunting ritual."

Thremkin says, "That's the genteel way of saying it."

Meureii whispers something to Berost.

A white-armored skeletal crusader can be seen turning, and walking out of town.

Leafiara muses, "Though, hey, maybe he'll get what--"

Leafiara surprisedly says, "Huh."

Evia says, "Oooh."

Xorus says, "This is the sort of spectacle I only ever hear in Shantytown."

Thadston: "Better. But I need more."

Zosopage asks, "Walking out of town?"

Pukk yells, "Yeah, and don't you come back again!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "Must be tired."

Lazaryth mouths, "It's working."

Speaking wryly to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Right."

Pukk yells, "You better run away!"

Gutstorm yells, "What happened to the board!"

Ysharra says, "...still better than being burned to death."

Speaking quietly to Gutstorm, Pukk says, "Lylia tore it down."

Thadston makes another cut along Casiphia's arm and she squirms, trying to escape, her eyes pleading.

Speaking to Lazaryth, Ysharra says, "Grishom Stone. Long story."

Thadston: "Where are you boy? You want her right?"

Speaking curiously to Meureii, Aleid asks, "Why's he doing that?"

Pukk yells, "Lick your blade Thadston!"

Gutstorm says, "I get all my upto date news from it."

Speaking to Aleid, Umbazi asks, "He's a sadistic bastard?"

Speaking quietly to Aleid, Meureii says, "He's gone mad."

Thremkin says, "None of this seems right."

Thadston licks the blade in his hand and winks down at the street beneath Moot Hall.

Leafiara admits, "To be fair, Thadston's always been a bit mad."

Thadston: "Well, I guess you won't be wanting her after all."

Rainedrop quietly says, "Oh no."

Aleid understandingly says, "Ohhhh."

Speaking in Giantman, Guarrin deeply says something you don't understand.

Pukk quietly says, "It's just nice and wholesome foreplay."

Chamorr heartily says, "Sheesh."

Pukk: "Use feathers on her now! Then add some honey!"

Evia: "Diced, sliced and nearly riced."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Berost says, "Yar but this seems tha work of somethin else."

Speaking to Meureii, Aleid says, "He looks so small from down here."

Balley softly says, "They are just flesh wounds that a good healer can tend."

Gutstorm yells, "I got seconds!"

Leafiara recounts, "Maylan would love to tell you all about the time he beat someone with his own ripped-off arm."

Speaking to Pukk, Umbazi says, "She doesn't seem to like it very much."

Leafiara assures, "Trust me."

Aleid says, "But not at all like a pleasant man."

Guarrin whispers something to Ysharra.

Rasson says, "Maybe she forgot the safe word."

Chamorr heartily says, "Burn da witch."

Thadston motions to one of the hooded figures behind him who produces a small corked black vial.

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Berost says, "Dependin on tha reason, seems resonable."

Speaking offhandedly to Rasson, Leafiara says, "Can't say one while gagged."

Othael whispers something to Rasson.

Rainedrop quietly says, "Oh no."

Speaking to Rasson, Umbazi says, "Well, in lieu of a safe word, 'no' is always good."

Rainedrop quietly asks, "Someone use their arrow and shoot?"

Zosopage: "And here I thought you were no coward, Disean."

Speaking skeptically to Rainedrop, Leafiara says, "That might inflame the situation."

Goldstr asks, "Shoot who and why?"

Umbazi says, "Shoot Thadston before he kills that woman."

Pukk yells, "If you tickle her enough, it will be just as bad!"

Disean wanders into view at the edge of town.

Gutstorm asks, "What if she says it like....dont....(long pause)....stop........how do we interpret that?"

Thadston uncorks the vial.

Umbazi says, "Not him too."

Evia says, "Love, true love."

Rainedrop yells, "Don't you dare!"

Leafiara tentatively says, "Wonder what's in the vial."

Pukk quietly says, "To blaythe."

Goldstr says, "Cassie and Thadston are both working to get Disean safe in da coffin."

Umbazi says, "Somehow I didn't picture Thadston and Disean as a couple..."

Berkana says, "Perfume."

Gutstorm says, "Love potion is my guess."

Rainedrop quietly says, "I don't think we want to know."

Berost deeply says, "Death."

Zosopage says, "Shhh."

Rainedrop quietly says, "Know."

Cytiger says, "Love potion, indeed."

Thadston: "This won't end well. She'll die, but she'll suffer. Much like you've done to this town and its people. And truly, me and your mother. We've suffered since the day you were hatched. Coward. Pup."

Ishtae says, "Root beer."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Dwi says, "Med'cine."

Zosopage says, "Do not let him hear."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "Your Moot has become His shrine, tonight."

Gutstorm yells, "Take yer medcine!"

Lylia quietly says, "It has."

Disean leaps up into the air, an icy blue aura surrounding him as he lands on a rooftop of a nearby building.

Speaking quietly to Avalera, Pukk says, "About time."

Thrassus asks, "Perhaps it's that Mularosian poison that was floating about last year?"

Umbazi says, "You know, breaking the coffin might be a good idea."

Ysharra says, "Here he comes."

Speaking to Thrassus, Leafiara admits, "Very possible."

Gutstorm says, "He can leap over a building in a single bound."

Speaking to Umbazi, Lylia says, "It protects itself."

Guarrin deeply comments, "Decent vertical."

Umbazi says, "If there's nothing to put anyone in..."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara cautions, "I wouldn't even try unless you want Raelee to come kill you."

Speaking to Umbazi, Leafiara reminds, "It's on loan from the Hall."

Speaking heartily to Dwi, Chamorr says, "Jealous, dwarf."

Thadston ungags Casiphia who tries to scream but he backhands her, hitting her with his gloved hand. She almost falls off the roof but Thadston catches her, but not before dangling her over the edge for show.

Othael asks, "Is she wearing a dress?"

The voice of Raelee says, "... breaking the coffin, while perhaps wise, is not going to be a simple task."

The voice of Raelee says, "One hopes you have some time to spare."

Lazaryth murmurs, "He's a harder man than I."

Ishtae asks, "Drop her?"

Umbazi says, "I have time. I'm not sure that woman does."

Speaking to Meureii, Aleid says, "Is she a ragdoll? Cause he sure is treating her like one."

Gutstorm yells, "I'll catch her, I promise!"

Disean leaps across the gap between two buildings, landing on another rooftop, coming closer to Moot Hall.

The voice of Raelee says, "Anything easily broken is not an effective prison."

Pukk quietly says, "Just let me have the coffin for a couple of hours....I seem to break stuff all the time."

Lylia whispers something to Aleid.

Bernadette softly says, "Kin bash it."

Berkana says, "Nimble."

Ysharra quietly whispers aloud, "The Sorrower give you wings, my dear."

Speaking heartily to Bernadette, Dwi says, "Heat it up inna forge ferst."

Speaking heartily to Darkkstormmer, Chamorr says, "Hey there."

Speaking to Bernadette, Goldstr exclaims, "I nae tinks yes kin bash dat Magic Coffin!"

Thadston jerks Casiphia's head back and pours the contents of the black vial down her throat and shakes her as he empties the vial's contents.

Pukk quietly says, "Uh oh."

Aleid confusedly says, "But, I thought..."

Pukk quietly says, "That's not going to end good."

Ysharra says, "...but it will end."

Thadston drops Casiphia to his feet, where she thrashes and squirms, almost rolling off the edge of the rooftop.

Disean: "NOOOOOOOOO!"

Zosopage whispers to the group, "Wait, it may still just be a ruse."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "It is."

Ishtae says, "Someone light the hall on fire."

Berkana asks, "Is there no way to get to the roof?"

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Playing along."

Kembal says, "Let's not light stuff on fire."

Rainedrop quietly says, "We catch her and heal her."

Leafiara thoughtfully says, "He probably sealed off the only ladder..."

Umbazi says, "Yes, there is."

Ishtae says, "Burn it and bring the roof to us."

Lord Umbazi just entered the Moot Hall.

Speaking to Rainedrop, Gutstorm says, "Right...."

Disean leaps across a rooftop, then another, then another. He comes into reach of Moot Hall. Casiphia's twitching stops, her body going motionless, foam forming at her mouth. Disean leaps across the final gap, landing on the roof of Moot Hall.

Zosopage says, "This will not end well for Umbazi if he is going where I think he is."

Disean lunges forward and grabs Thadston by the throat!

Berkana says, "Well, that's unpleasant."

Pukk quietly says, "That is just his way of saying hello."

Evia yells, "Victim first idiot!"

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Get ready..."

Speaking to Guarrin, Ysharra says, "Honor her commitment. The very least we can do is bear witness."

Lazaryth whispers aloud, "Is he going to try to push him in from there?"

Kelrion says, "What a delightful display of pain and suffering this evening."

Lylia coolly says, "The boy has probably wanted to do that for years. Vengeance before love, it seems."

Suddenly, Casiphia springs to her feet, the light gleaming along some kroderine gauntlets covering her forearms. She shouts and startles Disean just as she slams the gauntlets into his chest! The rooftop of Moot Hall explodes into a blast of light and sparks!

Evia says, "Ooow."

Berkana says, "Whoa."

Cytiger says, "Wow."

Pukk quietly asks, "What?"

Kembal says, "Ok, nice move there."

Cytiger exclaims, "It's a trap!"

Gutstorm asks, "She played possum?"

Kelrion says, "Those gauntlets must have been expensive."

Speaking casually to Xorus, Ysharra says, "Reminds me of a story I once read."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Pukk says, "I guess you will have more paperwork to do on fixing the rooftop."

Gutstorm says, "Men are so dumb."

Umbazi says, "I couldn't even touch them. Tried to grab the woman...it was like there was a wall between us..."

Gutstorm says, "Fallin for the damsel in distress act."

Speaking to Kelrion, Leafiara says, "They were passed on from a fallen--well, I can't really call him a warrrior since he was more of a hack, but someone fallen nonetheless."

Speaking to Lylia, Kembal says, "Hopefully your office is not collateral damage."

Speaking to Pukk, Lylia says, "There is always more paperwork. And always more to repair."

Shinann says, "Be ready if we have to help get him in there."

Umbazi says, "Then the roof exploded."

Speaking to Rainedrop, Lazaryth says, "You're not allowed to agree with him."

Thadston goes flying, free of Disean's grasp and he tumbles away, toppling over the edge of the roof and out of sight. The hooded figures are thrown back, some scrambling back to their feet but grabbing at their arms and chests. Casiphia falls back, smoke rising from her arms and she twitches, truly in pain. Disean stumbles, grabbing at his face, clawing at his eyes...and topples over the edge, falling to the ground outside of Moot Hall with a thud.

Speaking to Kembal, Lylia says, "It is well-proofed against fires, and --"


Hitting the Glass Sealing

Disean claws at his face.

Zosopage says, "If you grabbed her you could have ruined everything."

Disean splutters.

Disean splutters.

Evia says, "Whoah."

Kelrion says, "Lovely thud."

Gutstorm exclaims, "Dwi, show him da orbs of death!"

Xorus suggests, "Now would be a good time."

Ysharra utters a sharp phrase, tiny thorns rippling across her arms in a wave that moves toward her hands.

Ysharra gestures at Disean.

Dozens of long thorns suddenly grow out from the ground underneath Disean! Disean manages to jump out of the way!

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as he slumps to the ground.

Ishtae gestures while calling upon the lesser spirits for aid...

Ishtae gestures at Disean.

Disean suddenly looks more powerful.

Umbazi says, "If I ruined torture, I'd be proud."

Disean awakens startled.

Lylia rolls Disean over.

Leafiara draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Quick!"

Speaking to Ishtae, Shinann says, "Stop that."

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Do it now!"

Berkana utters a light chant and raises her hands, beckoning the lesser spirits to her aid...

Leafiara exclaims, "Move him!"

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "I aint gonna rezzereck im."

Berkana gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Berkana's attack!

Cloudy wisps swirl about Disean.

The wisps solidify into thick strands of webbing that tighten about his body!

Chamorr heartily says, "Into da box."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Ethereal ribbons form and hover around Leafiara, twisting about in the air as if preparing to reach for something.

Leafiara gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Leafiara's attack!

Disean suddenly stops all movement.

Lazaryth says, "Can you lift him in the coffin? I can barely approach it."

Kelrion says, "... and now bondage."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes flutter for a moment.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.'

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

(Raelee nonchalantly smacks the side of the coffin with her staff, causing it to pop open.)

Darkkstormmer gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Darkkstormmer's attack!

Nothing happens.

Disean tries to claw at his face.

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Do it now!"

Umbazi says, "Can't even open it."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

The crystalline coffin responds to Raelee's magic and slowly the front opens up like melting ice.

Leafiara says, "The Magister's got it."

The webs dissolve from around Disean.

Lylia whispers something to Disean.

Leafiara says, "And he's well more than secure enough."

Berkana rolls Disean over while he sleeps. Disean did not wake up.

Pukk quietly exclaims, "I'm trying to keep him asleep!"

Disean awakens startled.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Meureii barks out a series of arcane syllables as his lithe fingers nimbly trace through the air to summon a spell...

Meureii gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Meureii's attack!

A translucent force moves outward from Meureii and toward Disean.

Disean is buffeted by the force.

Shinann recites:

"Do not cast spells at Disean to awaken him!"

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Leafiara draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Leafiara calls upon the local spirits and directs them through the area...

Leafiara gestures.

A sense of peace and calm settles over the area.

Leafiara exclaims, "Move!"

Goldstr exclaims, "Donna attack!"

Pukk quietly exclaims, "I can't do the symbol now!" [ha, fair point]

Kembal says, "Sanct is up. Get him in."

Disean awakens startled.

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara ask, "How do we get him in?"

Leafiara concentrates for a moment.

The sense of peace and security begins to wane from the area.

Speaking to a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, Shinann asks, "Can you get him in there?"

(Cytiger readies to help move Disean.)

Umbazi says, "Uh-oh."

Leafiara says, "He's still bound..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "Lift with your legs, not your back."

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Remove the calm!"

Meureii barks out a series of arcane syllables as his lithe fingers nimbly trace through the air to summon a spell...

Disean begins to move again.

The sense of peace and security passes away from the area.

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "Keep hm slept."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Leafiara draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Meureii gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Meureii's attack!

A translucent force moves outward from Meureii and toward Disean.

Disean is buffeted by the force, but is unaffected.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Iekid says, "Looks like we gonna trap him for good."

Speaking quietly to Meureii, Pukk says, "Stop it."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Speaking to Pukk, Meureii says, "He's already awake."

Othael says, "This is amusing to watch."

(Lylia moves toward Disean and motions for a guard to help her move him into the coffin.)

(Berkana hooks a foot behind Disean's legs, tripping him backwards.)

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Iekid asks, "How many of them magic coffins do we got?"

Shinann recites:

"Do not attack him."

Speaking to Iekid, Leafiara says, "This is the last."

Dwi heartily says, "He's out agin."

Thremkin rolls Disean over while he sleeps. Disean did not wake up.

Rainedrop quietly says, "I'll lift his legs if you get his head."

Goldstr exclaims, "Donna attack!"

Cytiger rolls Disean over while he sleeps. Disean did not wake up.

Pukk quietly says, "I'm keeping him asleep."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Lylia says, "You will do."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Iekid works his hands and fingers through a practiced series of intricate gestures with a confident flourish, arcane phrases flowing freely off his tongue.

Iekid gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Iekid's attack!

Nothing happens.

(Othael attempts to push Disean into the coffin opening.)

Chamorr heartily says, "Let's grab him an lift him into da box."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Iekid.

Iekid's eyes glass over as a distant look takes over his expression.

Iekid works his hands and fingers through a practiced series of intricate gestures with a confident flourish, arcane phrases flowing freely off his tongue.

Iekid gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Iekid's attack!

Nothing happens.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Iekid.

Iekid's eyes roll up into his head as he slumps to the ground.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Disean awakens startled.

Speaking to Iekid, Goldstr exclaims, "Stand Down!"

Kembal draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Shinann recites:

"Put him in the coffin. And, sleep anyone waking him"

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Speaking to a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, Leafiara says, "Move him in, like the mayor suggested. You're closest and the rest of us are needed to keep him down."

Gutstorm exclaims, "Pukk sleep me too!"

Zosopage draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Iekid awakens startled.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Iekid.

Iekid is unaffected by Pukk's gestures.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Iekid.

Iekid's eyes glass over as a distant look takes over his expression.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Kembal says, "I put Disean to sleep again."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Ishtae says, "Poor guy."

Iekid says, "I was casting sleep on him jerk."

Pukk quietly says, "You woke him."

Berkana says, "He was already asleep."

Disean awakens startled.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Iekid works his hands and fingers through a practiced series of intricate gestures with a confident flourish, arcane phrases flowing freely off his tongue.

Iekid gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Iekid's attack!

Nothing happens.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Dwi heartily says, "Nuff bickerin."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Iekid.

Iekid's eyes roll up into his head as he slumps to the ground.

Disean's eyes flutter as he wakes up.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Iekid awakens startled.

Doflamingo pokes Iekid in the ribs.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Iekid.

Iekid's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

(Leafiara moves over to Disean to help a Wehimer's militiaman lift him into the coffin.)

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Berkana utters a light chant and raises her hands, beckoning the lesser spirits to her aid...

Lylia notes, "You will all wake him with the quarreling and shoving. Perhaps we should refrain from giving one another naps."

Berkana gestures at Iekid.

Cloudy wisps swirl about Iekid.

The wisps solidify into thick strands of webbing that tighten about his body!

Ishtae draws a glowing pattern in the air before Bhast.

Bhast's eyes roll up into his head as he slumps to the ground.

Pukk quietly says, "Thank you Berkana."

Dwi heartily says, "Lissen da mayer."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Darkkstormmer says, "Roll him into the coffin."

(Chamorr grabs Disean's feet and helps lift him into the box.)

(Leafiara motions to the Wehimer's militiaman. "Come on, we got him, lift and drop...")

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Rainedrop quietly says, "A giant man can lifts him."

Disean's eyes flutter as he wakes up.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Zosopage draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Othael suggests, "Can someone try telekinesis to move him?"

Berkana says, "Just do it."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean awakens startled.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Speaking to Othael, Meureii says, "Could..."

The militiamen begin to lock chains around Disean's arms and legs.

Rainedrop quietly says, "Ah there we go."

Umbazi says, "Oh, good idea."

Goldstr says, "Der dey go."

One militiamen tries to lift Disean but grunts.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Dwi heartily says, "Dat'll do."

Zosopage says, "Finally."

Kelrion asks, "... but shouldn't we torture him a bit?"

Lazaryth says, "Heave."

Speaking to Meureii, Othael says, "I imagine it would have worked, depending on the mental capacity of the caster."

(Leafiara moves in to help lift Disean up.)

Pukk quietly says, "Careful, he's a fatty."

Disean awakens startled.

Rainedrop is admiring Disean.

Berkana says, "Four of you lugs."

Dwi heartily says, "Gag im too."

Gutstorm says, "I dont trust thems chains till that coffin is closed wit him in it."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Speaking to a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, Ysharra says, "He's been a lump of offal a long time, I sympathize."

(Cytiger helps the militiamen with lifting.)

(Shinann tries to help lift Disean.)

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Bear, keep aiding, you're stronger than me."

(Chamorr helps lift Disean.)

Rainedrop quietly says, "We can all lift him."

(Bernadette helps lift Disean.)

Pukk quietly says, "I will keep him asleep."

Leafiara mutters, "Bleakstone armor's heavy."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Rainedrop quietly says, "Heave ho."

(Umbazi grabs one of Disean's arms.)

Berost deeply says, "Strip it off him."

Disean leaps up, chained, but growling and slams his shackled hands into a militiaman's face, smashing it in!

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Rainedrop quietly says, "Oh no."

Lazaryth says, "Careful -"

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Kelrion exclaims, "Ah, here we go!"

Gutstorm asks, "See?"

Disean is awakened by Berost's attack!

Berost swings a massive dull crimson sledgehammer at Disean!

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Berkana utters a light chant and raises her hands, beckoning the lesser spirits to her aid...

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Gonna bind him again, be quick..."

Disean growls ferociously!

Ethereal ribbons form and hover around Leafiara, twisting about in the air as if preparing to reach for something.

Leafiara gestures at Disean.

Disean suddenly stops all movement.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Umbazi draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Zosopage says, "Find a board to roll him on and off into the coffin."

Speaking to Pukk, Ysharra says, "Good work...uh."

Rainedrop quietly exclaims, "Bind bind!"

Berkana gestures at Disean.

Disean is awakened by Berkana's attack!

Cloudy wisps swirl about Disean.

The wisps solidify into thick strands of webbing that tighten about his body!

(Goldstr grabs Disean's legs and lifts.)

Speaking deeply to a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, Guarrin says, "That looked like a rough one."

Shinann recites:

"Stop waking him up!"

Berkana groans.

Speaking to a uniformed Wehimer's militiaman, Leafiara roars, "We've got him! -Lift!- Everyone!"

Kembal draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean is moved towards the coffin by Goldstr.

(Bernadette helps lift Disean.)

Speaking quietly to Goldstr, Pukk says, "Good going stud muffin."

Othael says, "How about someone just count down then we all lift on go."

(Evia begins to lift Disean.)

The webs dissolve from around Disean.

(Chamorr helps lift Disean.)

Disean is hoisted up towards the coffin by Bernadette and Evia.

Othael adds, "Or push, I don't mind."

(Goldstr grabs Disean's legs and lifts him over the coffin.)

(Leafiara aids with Goldstr and the others.)

Speaking heartily to Othael, Dwi says, "Lift wit yer legs."

Gutstorm says, "Dey some big girls."

(Kelrion helps lift Disean, one of his hands poking into the fresh wound.)

Pukk quietly exclaims, "I knew all you warrior types were good for something!"

Rainedrop quietly says, "Muscles."

(Xorus steps back keeping some distance from the coffin.)

(Evia continues to lift Disean.)

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes flutter as he wakes up.

Disean falls into the opening of the coffin, pushed in by Chamorr, Leafiara and Kelrion.

Leafiara draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Speaking in Giantman, Guarrin deeply says something you don't understand.

(Othael begins to heave with all his might, helping push Disean.)

Speaking to Goldstr, Berkana says, "I'd help, but... I might break a nail."

Disean's eyes flutter as he wakes up.

Speaking hurriedly to Raelee, Leafiara asks, "Close it? Or however this works?"

Leafiara draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

(Bernadette grabs Disean and helps him into the coffin.)

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Dwi heartily says, "Still frosty."

Evia says, "Lock it up."

Chamorr heartily says, "Quick, close the dang thing."

Raelee curtly says, "Right then..."

Disean awakens startled.

Zosopage sticks his tongue out at Disean, and lets out with a loud, "Thbtbtbtbt" from his lips!

Othael asks, "Raelee?"

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Balley softly says, "I am too weak to lift. Plus all the strong ones have it covered."

Rainedrop quietly exclaims, "Sit on the lid Dwi!"

Disean begins to move again.

Leafiara draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Goldstr asks, "Magister Raelee kin seal it aye?"

(Dwi jumps up onto the coffin!)

Speaking to Disean, Lylia murmurs, "Pleasant dreams. I am sure your father and Casiphia will not sleep much tonight...but you shall rest a good, long time."

Zosopage draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

(Raelee approaches the coffin, seemingly unphased by the preternatural chill radiating from it.)

Speaking quietly to Balley, Pukk says, "Cast adrenalin on people."

(Dwi bounces on the coffin!)

Speaking quietly to Balley, Pukk says, "That might help."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Bernadette softly says, "Aye put a seal onnit."

Dwi heartily says, "It's stuck."

Raelee's gaze takes on an intense focus as her eyes flare brilliantly with a hot white glow.

Gutstorm says, "Dwi ye gotta stay on it while it gets buried."

A grizzled old warrior says, "In my younger days, we would be out making our mark on the world. Ah, those were the days."

Speaking to Disean, Shinann says, "This is for your own good."

Disean's eyes flutter as he wakes up.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean is unaffected by Pukk's gestures.

Kembal draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Speaking to a grizzled old warrior, Othael asks, "What do ya think I'm tryin to do now?"

Pukk quietly exclaims, "Thanks!"

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean says something softly in his sleep.

Speaking earnestly to Disean, Leafiara says, "You saved me once. Trying to repay the favor--as unorthodox a repayment as it is."

Speaking to Pukk, Kembal says, "I got him."

Pukk quietly exclaims, "I feel better now!"

Speaking to Disean, Ysharra asks, "What was that?"

Disean darkly says, "Please...it will kill me..."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean is unaffected by Pukk's gestures.

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

(Raelee waves her hand over the coffin, murmuring a few succinct phrases. Her hand begins to glow softly, the golden symblols on the coffin glowing with it.)

Speaking to Disean, Ysharra says, "Yes, it will."

Guarrin deeply says, "Aye, well..."

Lylia says, "Oh, a pity."

Speaking heartily to Disean, Dwi says, "Itll keep yer ale cold too prolley."

The cover of the coffin begins to slowly form.

Shinann asks, "What?"

Speaking curiously to Disean, Leafiara asks, "What, the coffin? Why?"

Umbazi says, "Well, coffins usually are for dead people."

Kembal says, "These ones are not."

Kelrion says, "Rest in... pieces."

Lylia says, "Not these."

Disean tearfully says, "Please...please don't..."

Shinann: "Thadston he is saying it will kill him."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Speaking softly in Guildspeak to Disean, Jennora says, "May your heart open itself before the end."

Umbazi says, "So it's not surprising that this one might be deadly in one way or another."

Pukk quietly says, "Don't listen to him."

Berkana says, "This is more like stasis."

Rainedrop quietly says, "Aw."

Zosopage says, "It will kill him in that he can't do anything."

Leafiara prompts, "Give us some reason."

Lazaryth says, "Perhaps Thadston was right. You are a coward."

Disean darkly says, "Please...please don't...it's her trap..."

Pukk quietly says, "You can't trust him."

Cytiger says, "Asking for mercy after killing our people."

Lylia coldly says, "All the condemned plead at the end. None of them are any less guilty."

Speaking to Disean, Goldstr says, "Rest well lad."

Umbazi says, "I don't care. He invaded our town. Let him die."

Leafiara says, "I can hazard a guess, but this is too vague."

Iekid asks, "Where did Thadson go?"

Disean tearfully says, "Please...please..."

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Disean's eyes roll up into his head as his body goes limp on the ground.

Speaking to Disean, Ysharra says, "Your father tried to give you hope."

Speaking softly to Disean, Balley says, "I may never know why you choose to drag me away and murder me, but looks like you got what was coming to you."

Lazaryth asks, "What's he talking about, trap?"

Berkana says, "He fell."

Shinann asks, "Trap for what?"

Pukk draws a glowing pattern in the air before Disean.

Speaking to Disean, Kelrion says, "Don't worry, it'll just be an enternity."

Shinann: "Thadston get over here."

Ysharra asks, "...what?"

Raelee simply states, "Raznel designed the coffins. It is reasonable she could utilize this for some other means without our knowing."

The coffin continues to slowly seal up, obscuring half of Disean's form.

Lazaryth asks, "Do we care about this trap nonsense? Should we let him wake up?"

Pukk quietly says, "My Voln symbols are getting tired."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara asks, "If, theoretically, his existence is only sustained by magic... would the stasis halt the magic and kill him?"

(Raelee continues moving her hands over the coffin as she talks, not pausing in the slightest.)

Speaking to Disean, Zosopage says, "You got what you deserved."

Ysharra asks, "...what's happened?"

Rainedrop quietly says, "Sleep well."

Pukk quietly says, "I think I over used it."

Disean darkly says, "Please...I surrender..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee states, "Possibly."

Thrassus says, "Thadston is likely unconscious on the other side of the Hall."

Lylia says, "He is already her creature. Putting him in the coffin makes him no more or less hers than he was before."

Speaking to Xorus, Ysharra asks, "Can you cast?"

Disean tearfully says, "It will kill me..."

Xorus tilts his head slightly and stares straight ahead as he murmurs softly under his breath...

Xorus gestures.

The magic fizzles ineffectually.

Shinann says, "He did not curse himself... I would hope some of you remember that."

Xorus says, "No."

Thremkin says, "Look out for undead stragglers outside and around town -- still some enemies moving about."

Dwi heartily says, "Shame to waste a coffin tho."

Rainedrop quietly asks, "Why is he crying?"

Lylia hisses, "Surrender? You dare speak of surrender now..."

Disean yells, "Thadston! Help me!"

Evia asks, "To which out of their freaking mind one, do we listen?"

Leafiara muses, "It seems too obvious a ploy, but..."

Speaking deeply to Disean, Guarrin says, "May it be swift."

Speaking heartily to Disean, Chamorr asks, "What do you offer in exchange?"

Speaking to Rainedrop, Lylia says, "Because he knows he will still dream in that bane coffin."

Goldstr exclaims, "Now he calls his dad!"

The front of the coffin continues to thicken and close.

Speaking to Disean, Othael asks, "Before ya leave, ya mind handing me the armor?"

Othael says, "Too slow."

Iekid asks, "Wait Raznel made these coffin? And we haven't destroyed them yet?"

Umbazi says, "Exactly why should we believe him? He'd say anything to escape."

Shinann says, "We can only do what Thadston requested. His son. His decision."

Leafiara says, "If Thadston were conscious, he'd probably want to kill anyone who listened to him."

Lylia says, "They are not ours to destroy."

(Pukk goes up to the coffin and tries to push on the lid to close it faster.)

Nearby, in the dark of an alleyway, Thadston stands half in shadow, half in the light of the moon. He watches and does not move.

Speaking to Iekid, Meureii says, "Aye."

Leafiara says, "Who listened to Disean, that is."

Raelee mentions, "To be fair, we only learned that about the coffins on Feastday."

(Pukk pushes on the lid harder.)

Disean tearfully says, "Please..."

Speaking to Iekid, Meureii says, "And to top it off most folks seem to encourage their use."

Dwi heartily says, "Tole ye it's stuck."

(Bernadette leans hard on the lid.)

Speaking heartily to Disean, Chamorr says, "What do you offer."

Speaking to Raelee, Meureii says, "Odd how it's still being used today."

Turning, Thadston walks out of sight.

Shinann says, "You cannot continue as you are...."

Speaking to Disean, Kelrion says, "Need to work on the forehead wrinkle a bit to make the crying more convincing."

Speaking to Meureii, Raelee says, "I did question the logic of this decision."

Goldstr says, "Da Witch got Thrayzar out a da coffin in da Outpost."

The front of the coffin fully seals up, encasing Disean inside.

Speaking dryly to Meureii, Raelee asks, "But who am I to argue with Thadston?"

Leafiara says, "I've accidentally ended entirely too many people, so hopefully you're not another--no, rather, this one isn't even my call."

Ysharra says, "...so sorry."

Chamorr heartily says, "Too late."

Evia says, "Well, there it is."

Speaking sincerely to Raelee, Meureii says, "Thank you for at least attempting that."

Cytiger asks, "He dead?"

(Raelee lightly raps one knuckle against the coffin before stepping back from it.)

Xorus says, "Now we will see if something goes terribly wrong."

Meureii says, "We will have to deal with the consequences as they come."

Evia says, "No I guess he's not dead."

Othael says, "The wolf did it.."

Umbazi asks, "All right. Where do we put him now?"

Speaking to Cytiger, Leafiara admits, "It's entirely possible."

>l coff

The coffin is nearly translucent, crafted purely out of a smooth, crystalline substance. Upon closer inspection, faint whorls of golden runes can be seen, almost infused into the material. Inside is a young human with dark steel grey eyes and a bald head. A ring of scars in the shape of a crown marr his head.

Zosopage whispers, "Just had a thought. Raznel designed or made these coffins?"

Umbazi asks, "And how do we keep the witch from recapturing him?"

Shinann says, "I truly hope this works like his father thinks it will... but he could not remain in that other condition."

Chamorr heartily says, "We should put him on display in front of the general store."

Lylia says, "She had him from the start. He has been her creature all along."

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Dwi says, "Put some ale onnit...see how quick it chills."

Pukk quietly says, "Give the coffin to Raelee."

Lylia says, "He is no more hers in this case than he was before."

Pukk quietly says, "That will do it."

Shinann says, "He was cursed."

Pukk quietly says, "Owlie will protect the coffin too."

Shinann says, "He is a victim."

Umbazi says, "Pukk, you are having all the good ideas tonight."

Leafiara yells, "Thadston! The work's done and you can come back."

The militia gather around the coffin and slowly load it into their covered wagon and wheel it out of sight.


Discussion Afterward

Kelrion says, "Sealed up, unable to move, in the dark... what a wonderfully evil way to get our revenge."

Raelee says, "I do believe Thadston plans to hide it somewhere."

Gutstorm says, "Im runnin low."

Rainedrop quietly asks, "I hope it doesn't melt?"

Shinann says, "We are trying to save him."

Speaking to Kelrion, Leafiara says, "I was trying to save him. He did save me once, about three years ago, before Raznel had him."

Speaking to Kelrion, Leafiara adds, "At least, -probably- before Raznel had him. It's not totally clear why he started breaking from Chaston..."

Pukk quietly says, "He should hide it someplace nobody ever goes...like the ranger's guild."

Pukk quietly says, "That sounds good."

Umbazi says, "No, the bard guild. That would be even better."

Kembal says, "I would believe that you could end his curse once Raznel is completely dealt with, and not before."

Lylia says, "He has been led by faith, then led by love, then led by lies. He does not deserve some kinder fate."

Goldstr says, "I tinks da witch controlled Chaston too."

Rainedrop quietly asks, "And where is the witch now?"

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara agrees, "Likewise."

Speaking heartily to Chamorr, Dwi says, "Imma patrol."

Cytiger asks, "So with Disean gone, does it mean the end of these dreaded undead invasions?"

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "So she might have taken more direct control of Disean at the time... not really clear."

Speaking to Cytiger, Leafiara says, "No... not until the witch is dead."

Cytiger says, "Oh."

Speaking thoughtfully to Cytiger, Leafiara says, "At best, maybe the end of the Blameless... wouldn't bet even on that, though."

Zosopage says, "I'd like to know exactly what this coffin will do to him though."

Goldstr says, "Hopefully but never knows while da witch lives."

Chamorr heartily says, "Perhaps when the witch is dead we kin open da box."

Othael says, "I feel like there's a joke waiting to happen here with the witch at some point."

Pukk quietly says, "Everytime it snows, it gets cold! It's like they are related or something."

Shinann: "Disean was cursed by the witch since he became a Blameless... some could use a bit of compassion."

Leafiara says, "Hopefully Casiphia's wounds heal quickly."

Iekid says, "That is odd we just now find out she made the coffins."

Kelrion says, "Well, seems the beatings have ceased, I will be off."

Leafiara approvingly says, "She did great."

Guarrin deeply mutters, "Well, hope it holds him."

Goldstr asks, "Anyone checked da roof to see if Thadston be ok?"

Guarrin deeply says, "He was skulking about the alley before."

Iekid says, "That makes me think back to each time we have used them."

Ramith says, "He was over in the alley."

Evia says, "He walked off someplace."

Umbazi says, "He was watching his son's incarceration from the alley."

Pukk quietly says, "Thadston is pretty tough."

Ramith says, "Alive.."

Othael says, "Was over there at one point."

Lylia says, "He was well enough. I shall leave him in peace tonight."

Umbazi says, "And then he walked away."

Goldstr says, "Ahh good."

Rainedrop quietly says, "Pity."

Shinann: "Not finding any lingering invaders... going to try to find Thadston."

Othael says, "Seems calm enough now to stand down some."

Chamorr heartily says, "Well, one down, Brumas next."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "I think we're getting Harland next."

Umbazi says, "My apologies. I was afraid the woman would be imprisoned in the coffin and turned into another paragon."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara exclaims, "This weekend in fact!"

Speaking to Umbazi, Lylia says, "It was a chaotic evening."

Goldstr says, "Stay prepared fer eve a da Huntress to go after last Paragon."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr asks, "Who da heck is Harland?"

Speaking to Umbazi, Othael says, "My guess is others had doubts about things, but who am I to say much about the happenings."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Don't expect me to be that heroic in the future...I only did it because you were being so captainly."

Goldstr says, "Dat be him Bear."

Speaking amusedly to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Long story. Made a claim to the imperial throne centuries ago, but was denied."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Don't expect me to be anything like this on other nights either, my friend. I had a debt to repay."

Kembal says, "Back to alchemy work."

Othael says, "Welp, back to more important matters."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Good, we can go back to our usual roles. Me wise-cracking and you listening and keeping everybody straight and on the right path."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I swear, if the witch doesn't kill me I'll probably die right after she does anyway... the way I keep pushing myself."

Speaking warmly to Pukk, you say, "The perfect way, the way it should be."

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Chamorr says, "Ahhh shes just a ol softie."

Speaking suddenly to Pukk, Leafiara asks, "Wait, -what- did you just say I do?"

Leafiara mutters, "Must be even more exhausted from this war than I thought."

Lazaryth says, "A very interesting night."

Lazaryth says, "..sorry to anyone I attacked."

Bernadette softly says, "Me too."

Lazaryth mumbles, "I can't imagine I did any great damage."

Pukk quietly says, "I better let the town know too."

Leafiara admits, "Was prepared for way more of a battle than that, but the militia and Rooks were on the ball tonight."

Bernadette softly says, "Aye."

Guarrin deeply says, "It was impressive."

Rainedrop quietly says, "I think I need a drink at Helga's after that."

Pukk quietly says, "Now, I have to go and play a bunch of jokes to everybody to make up for this seriousness."

Pukk quietly says, "This is going to be a rough couple of days."