A Bardic Contest
(A challenge went out by Nalya giving those interested, a one hour time limit to gather items from around the Realm, to illustrate a story. Cordir, of course, chose her favorite topic
Cordir says, 'My tale is of one of the High Ones
the Giant that bears an Ebon Flame upon his hand. Lord Thaygar. Like many who now hold that lofty position, He was once mortal
As a youngling, he played along the squared lanes of his home, high atop Mount Aire.'
Cordir smiles. 'But Thaygar new he was different than the other children, and that knowledge bloomed within him as he grew older.' Cordir gives a bouquet of roses to Nalya.
Cordir says 'He heard voices, knew that there was something greater in store for him. He followed the path of the warrior... Growing strong (by eating his vegetables)'. Cordir gives a black cabbage to Nalya. Cordir gives a giant axe to Nalya.
Cordir says 'and soon, he was a mighty warrior lad. His travels took him far, and across the breadth of the Realm.. Until one day, he journeyed to the Citadel. A place destroyed in times of antiquity. He felt a resonance there.. Something about the place called to a dark part of his soul'.
Cordir gives bag made from formless spawn hide to Nalya.
Nalya smiles happily.
Cordir says 'He heard the voices .. But knew not, yet, what they were or what their call meant. Awareness of them grew in the young Thaygar. And he sought them out. Traveling deep into N'Kai. Where he encountered The Sleeping One. Inspired by it's greatness, overwhelmed by its power, Thaygar decided to become it's servant... utterly. Only as an immortal could he serve them justly. So he strived mightily, doing all that he could to earn his seat in the Realms Above.
He found love along the way, taking for his bride a Goddess..'.
Cordir gives a dark robe of the mist to Nalya.
Nalya grins neutrally.
Cordir says 'The right to court her was won... Though he had to slay every dragon in the Realm to do so, he quailed not... They, through their love and passion, created a child...'.
Thayren bows deeply.
Cordir says 'I can't give him to you, Nalya'. Cordir smiles at Thayren.
Thayren won't fit in the pouch of Cordir's stuff.
Nalya wants a bag. Nalya grins neutrally.
Thayren grins neutrally.
Cordir says 'Thaygar reached the pinnacle of his life... And then passed over into something greater. Immortality.
Cordir says, "The next item is nodrop no remove, nalya - sigil - one in inventory.'.
Thayren tells Cordir 'Good thing you can get those for yourself now *grin*'
Nalya puts the Sigil Odegra in a pouch of Cordir's quest stuff.
Cordir says 'With Immortality came responsibility, and those who would flock to his banner and rejoice in the Triat with him. Many came, many who would be heralded as the greatest of their time. Huey, Typhon, Ivarr, Nyx... Many flocked to Thaygar's banner.'.
Cordir gives bag made from Huey hide to Nalya.
Nalya puts bag made from Huey hide in a pouch of Cordir's quest stuff.
Cordir says 'And as cherished as these were, still the call of the Triat was more powerful. Still, they were his driving passion. And then, in a glorious burst of insight, He knew. Fully comprehended his task, what he had been born to be. He accepted Their call, giving up every remnant of mortality, giving up his followers... To rise to his Final Ascention. To serve them, for eternity... To show all the Triat... Not just those who don the Scarlet Shroud about their soul, but all who would dwell in the Realm. Where my tale ends, my friends, only the Triat knows... 'You shall have to ask them.'. Cordir bows deeply.
Nalya shows her approval by clapping her hands together.
Thayren bows before Cordir.
Cordir bows deeply.
Flutter claps enthusiastically.
Bruenor is so excited that he cheers just for the hell of it.
Canaan smiles happily.
Thayren claps at Cordir's performance. Thayren tells Cordir 'Excellently rendered, Bard.'.
Bruenor shows his approval by clapping his hands together.
Shard says 'and there was much rejoicing'.
Nalya says 'Huzzah. Now
. I have to decide
.' Nalya frowns.
Cordir says 'Milady, I will give mine up if it would allow one of the others to win the prize you had spoken of. I will bow out if it makes the choice easier.'
Flutter blushes, shamed by the nobility.
Syla smirks. Syla rolls her eyes. Syla ruffles your hair playfully. Syla closes her eyes in thought, shimmers momentarily, and is gone
Cordir bows out deeply and gracefully.
Volant puts the Romanian judge in a headlock.
Nalya says 'well..'. Nalya hates choosing. Nalya says 'shard.. yours was nice.. however..'
Nalya says 'you did not win the grand prize' Nalya giggles.
Nalya says 'I LOVED Flutters, but it was..'
Nalya says 'not quite original'.
Shard chuckles, evidently amused.
Thayren chuckles, evidently amused.
Flutter grins happily.
Nalya says 'Cordir. Yours was very original. You win.' Nalya smiles happily.
Flutter smiles happily. Flutter cheers you on, confident that you will win.
Thayren cheers you on, confident that you will win.
Thayren grins neutrally.
Cordir stammers 'ummm... but... ummm..'
Thayren tells Cordir 'Bard, you honor your calling.'
Thayren chuckles, evidently amused.
Cordir bows before Thayren
Nalya says 'but.. the prize still stands for shard and flutter'
Canaan smiles at Cordir
Flutter smiles happily.
Nalya says 'soo.. as soon as you nuckle heads decide.. which spell you want
The two decide, and are gifted with the promised God-level spells.
Cordir tells Thayren 'I really, really didn't think I'd get it..... *blush*'.
Thayren tells Cordir '*grin*' Thayren bows before Cordir.
Cordir says 'Thank you, Thayren, for aiding my tale'.
Thayren says 'You are quite welcome, Cordir.' Thayren disappears in a mushroom cloud.
Nalya smiles happily, and says 'ok.. about your prize
' She grins.
Cordir says 'BTW.. I did not realize the items were forfeit.. The bag of huey was a loan, and in honor, I would ask it back so I may return it..'
Nalya gives Cordir a Pouch of Cordir's quest stuff, saying 'please give me the bag back'
Cordir removes all the items and gives a Pouch of Cordir's quest stuff to Nalya.
Nalya says 'ok.. about that restring'. Nalya smiles happily.
Cordir stops using the Amulet of True Seeing.
Cordir gives the Amulet of True Seeing to Nalya.
Nalya says 'ohh.. good choice'.
Cordir says 'Might it be restrung "A Vampire's Kiss"
Nalya eats a pouch of Cordir's quest stuff.
Nalya laughs. Nalya nods.
Cordir blushes. Cordir says 'Well, Khore kissed me..'
Nalya says 'what do you want it to say when it is on the ground?'.
Cordir sits and thinks deeply..
Cordir says '"A sanguine tear"'
Nalya says 'just a sanguine tear, or, a sanguine tear is pooled here.. or something like that?'
Cordir has never gotten a restring...
Cordir says 'is pooled here'.
Nalya says 'and do you still want it (Magic) and (Humming)?'.
Nalya wonders how a kiss humms.
Cordir says 'Actually, no...'
Cordir says 'neither'
Nalya drops A Vampire's Kiss.
Nalya's Office - [Exits: none]
A large meadow surrounds you. A few bunnies playfully chase and tumble over each other, while two ferrets have found a patch of wildflowers in which to play Hide and Seek. The warble of a blue bird can be heard from the large weeping willow in front of you. In the shade of the tree, Nalya has placed a large desk and several chairs.
The sky is cloudy and a cold northern gust blows.
A sanguine tear is pooled here.
Nalya is here.
A small white bunny stares inquisitively at you.
Kuta is quite small with lop-ears. His fur is snow white and looks incredibly soft. Sitting up on his back legs, he looks at you inquisitively. Kuta's small pink nose twitches as he sniffs the air.
Kuta is in perfect health.
Nalya says 'look ok on the ground?'.
Nalya says 'no typos?'. Nalya gets A Vampire's Kiss. Nalya gives Cordir A Vampire's Kiss.
Cordir wears A Vampire's Kiss around herneck.
Someone says 'Remember not to id it :)'
Nalya says 'ok.. '.
Cordir says 'Will that make the name revert back?'.
Someone nods in recognition to you.
Cordir says 'Thank you, lady'.
Cordir says 'Thank you, Lord'.
Someone smiles happily
Nalya says 'and Thank you for the story'.
Cordir bows to the Hidden Immortal she thinks is Nayr.
Cordir says 'I am honored'.
Someone says 'You are correct'.
Cordir bows to Nayr.
Someone says 'And I am sorry I could not attend the entire story, I was called away'.
Look Self: Cobalt blue eyes seem to swallow you up, as you gaze into them. Zephyrs move about her, flaring her robes and making snakes of her hair. Her visage blurs before your eyes, as you hear the voices in her head...
Cordir is in perfect health.
Cordir is using:
<used as light> (Magical) (Glowing) a war banner
<worn on finger> (Magical) the antique adamantite ring
<worn on finger> (Magical) the magnificent titanium ring
<worn around neck> A Vampire's Kiss
<worn around neck> (Magical) the Amulet of Blocking
<worn on body> (Magical) a suit of padded leather
<worn on head> (Magical) a studded leather helmet
<worn on feet> (Magical) a pair of padded leather boots
<worn on arms> a set of dragon scale sleeves
<worn about body> a dusty poncho
<worn about waist> (Magical) a studded leather girth
<worn around wrist> (Magical) a leather bracelet
<worn around wrist> (Magical) (Humming) the brittle chalcedony bracelet
<wielded> (Magical) a long sword
<held> (Magical) a glass eye
<worn with pride> (Red Aura) the Sigil Odegra
<worn with pride> (Red Aura) an ebon hand
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