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Against The DracoLich

8/27/99
[Scene opens in the Tower within the Shadowed Valley]
Kennet says (in common), 'gross'
Cordir nods.
Kennet closes an elven corpse's eyes.
Kennet murmurs a prayer over the body.
Kennet sighs loudly. Kennet says (in common), 'perhaps I can do something to make her rest more easily'
Kennet frowns. Kennet gets a small silver cross from an egg casing. Kennet says (in common), 'eww'
Kennet puts a small silver cross in an egg casing. Kennet says (in common), 'ye gods...'
Kennet gets a runestone from an acid-scarred corpse. Kennet shudders from the sheer thought of it.
Kennet utters the words, 'identify' Kennet utters the words, 'identify'
Kennet gets the Bone Rod of Necromancy from an acid-scarred corpse. Kennet utters the words, 'identify'
Cordir says, 'is this the tower past the banshee?'
Kennet utters the words, 'identify'
Kennet nods. Kennet says (in common), 'evil only wand of animate dead'
Kennet utters the words, 'shield' Kennet is surrounded by a force shield.
Kennet says (in common), 'ok...' Kennet unlocks the grate. Kennet opens the grate. Kennet looks around.
A black dracolich arrives from below.
A black dracolich injures Kennet.
A black dracolich injures Kennet.
A black dracolich wounds Kennet.
A black dracolich wounds Kennet.
A black dracolich injures Kennet.
Kennet leaves south.
You follow Kennet.
A Stone Corridor [Exits: north east]
(Purple Aura) Kennet is here, fighting someone who left??
Kennet quaffs a clear red potion.
Kennet invokes recall magic.
Kennet disappears.
A black dracolich arrives from the north.
Kennet ftells, 'wow'
A black dracolich leaves north.
A black dracolich arrives from the north.
A black dracolich leaves east.
Cordir ftells, 'That wasn't nice.'
Palin ftells, 'What?'
Kennet ftells, 'in the temple'
Kennet ftells, 'no it wasn't... he isn't a nice dracolich'
Palin ftells, 'What wasn't nice?'
Kennet ftells, 'black dracolich in the dungeon attacked me'
goto Kennet
Within The Tapestry of Fate [Exits: north]
(Magical) A ball made of bright purple light is here.
The Loom of the Weaver is here, coruscating with an unearthly radiance.
(Purple Aura) Kennet is resting here.
(Purple Aura) Palin is here.
[There is some identification of various items found by Kennet, and then the DracoLich arrives. After several attempts, Palin is finally able to cast a high enough level Faerie Fog to reveal the beast, and they invis the creature at a lower level so it is visible.]
Cordir says, 'Kennet, Please listen to what I'm about to say.'
Kennet listens closely.
Cordir says, 'I utterly FORBID you to leave this temple without my accompanyment.'
Kennet nods. Kennet says (in common), 'yes Milady'
Cordir nods.
Kennet says (in common), 'to be honest I was surprised to get out alive given how hard he was hitting :/'
Cordir nods.
l dracolich peek
The undead black dragon is monstrous. Its great black body and dark
wings appear to be of normal scale and skin, contrasting horrifyingly
with the bare, white draconian skull that forms its head. Red points
of light flicker in its empty eyesockets as it glares angrily about,

A black dracolich is in perfect health.
You peek at the inventory:
a small diamond ring
(Red Aura) (Magical) (Glowing) a rowan stylus
Kennet says (in common), 'I haven't been hit that hard since I annoyed the ancient green dragon, and that was with breath wweapons'
Kennet looks at a black dracolich.
Kennet says (in common), 'a small diamond ring'
Kennet says (in common), 'in his inventory'
Kennet says (in common), 'that just has to be nice'
Palin smiles happily.
Kennet chuckles, evidently amused.
Palin ftells, 'OK...think we need more help Kennet?'
Cordir tells Molo, 'Take a look at what is hunting Kennet in my temple'
Kennet ftells, 'oh I don't think that much help is gonna walk on... he looks huge'
Molo tells Cordir, 'smirk'
Molo tells Cordir, 'a Nayr creation'
Palin says (in common), 'Did he breath?'
Kennet says (in common), 'hmm... I don't think he had time'
Palin nods.
Kennet says (in common), 'lemme scrollback'
You hear a ghastly knock on the tapestry.
Kennet blinks. Kennet looks around.
Palin raises an eyebrow. Palin looks around.
Cordir says, 'Enter, Milord.'
Molo says, 'ah'
Kennet bows deeply.
Palin bows deeply.
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, There it is.
A black dracolich utters the words, 'pass door' A black dracolich turns translucent.
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, I was wondering where my pet went.
Kennet grins neutrally.
A black dracolich makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Molo glares around him.
A black dracolich utters the words, 'fly'
Kennet says (in common), 'aah my apologies Sir, I didn't know it was your kennel'
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, Its awfully nice for you to feed it Kennet.
Cordir says, 'It appears it has taken a liking to my brother, Kennet.'
Kennet grins neutrally.
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, Well, he runs free most times.
Kennet says (in common), 'well I was hoping to limit his feast to the portions of my anatomy he's already chewed off...'
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, He likes to go for long walks.
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, And he LOVES fresh beef.
Kennet grins neutrally.
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, Perhaps a minotaur such as yourself will do.
Cordir would probably not like that.
Palin ftells, 'ack'
Kennet blushes. Kennet says (in common), 'I'm sure I'm far too tough for him to enjoy... not much but gristle'
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, Well, please return him when you are done.
Kennet nods.
The ghastly voice of the Arch-Lich whispers, He won't eat much.
Molo waves.
Cordir tells Tel, 'Lord Tel, I have a beastie of the sort it was your pleasure to dispatch as mortal Paladin...'
Cordir bows deeply.
Palin bows deeply.
Molo pats a black dracolich on its back. A black dracolich looks around, startled.
Cordir tells Tel, 'He's in my temple, if you'd like to take a look at him.'
A black dracolich grovels in the carpeting.
Kennet ftells, 'aah he did not cast in the 2 rounds before my wimpy kicked in'
Palin nods.
Molo tells Cordir, 'thanks for the lookie'
Kennet ftells, 'but judging by the spells he's cast since then he looks like a mage, not a breather'
Cordir tells Molo, 'of course. Thought you'd be amused'
Tel tells Cordir, 'Hmmm, dont think I ever fought him, and if I did, it wasnt often :)'
[Kennet, with Cordir's permission, takes the beast to the One Up, One east of the Pit, at the enterance to the Temples. There, a group assembles to try and slay the creature, despite Kennet and Cordir's suggestions otherwise.]
Gunner nods in recognition to Abender.
Gunner looks at a black dracolich.
Abender says (in common), 'cloaks'
A black dracolich makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Kennet says (in common), 'well if you really want to...'
Gunner says (in common), 'everyone ready?'
Abaddon utters the words, 'cloak of protection'
Kennet looks vaguely unhappy.
Kannon nods.
Abaddon snickers softly.
Gunner utters the words, 'sanctuary' Gunner is surrounded by a white aura.
Kennet stands up. Kennet utters the words, 'shield'
Abaddon utters the words, 'give mana' Abender feels energized!
Kennet utters the words, 'shield' Kennet is surrounded by a force shield.
Abaddon rests. Abaddon stands up. Abaddon utters the words, 'cloak of protection'
Kannon says (in common), 'ok lets go'
Abender says (in common), 'go'
Cordir utters the words, 'gaiqhjabral' Kennet is surrounded by a white aura.
Abender leaves up. Kannon leaves up. Gunner leaves up.
Abaddon cheers Cordir on, confident that she will win.
Kennet leaves up. Cordir follows Kennet.
Temple Courtyard [Exits: north east south west down]
This place is unusually quiet...
(Purple Aura) (White Aura) Kennet is here.
(Invis) (Blue Aura) (White Aura) Gunner is here.
(Blue Aura) (White Aura) Kannon is here.
(Blue Aura) (White Aura) Abender is here.
A black dracolich arrives from below.
Gunner fades into existence.
A black dracolich fades into existence.
Gunner's crush scratches a black dracolich.
Kannon's slice grazes a black dracolich.
Gunner parries a black dracolich's attack.
Palin arrives from below.
Kannon utters the words, 'dispel magic'
The white glow around a black dracolich's body fades.
A black dracolich looks more vulnerable.
A black dracolich slowly falls back to earth.
A black dracolich's blast of acid maims Palin!
A black dracolich's blast of acid wounds Kennet.
A black dracolich's blast of acid wounds Gunner.
A black dracolich's blast of acid wounds Kannon.
A black dracolich's blast of acid injures Abender.
Abender's egg casing fumes and dissolves!
Abender's leather backpack fumes and dissolves!
Abender's iron bracer becomes pitted and etched!
Abender's pair of ring mail boots becomes pitted and etched!
Abender's splint mail sash becomes pitted and etched!
Abender's Big Nayr Hug becomes pitted and etched!
Gunner's kick scratches a black dracolich.
Kennet's pierce scratches a black dracolich.
A black dracolich's armor deflects Kennet's attack.
Kannon's slice grazes a black dracolich.
A black dracolich hits Gunner.
A black dracolich hits Gunner.
Kannon leaves down.
Kannon has fled!
Palin leaves west.
Palin has fled!
Abender stumbles and almost falls!
Gunner's crush hits a black dracolich.
Gunner almost loses his footing!
A black dracolich trips Gunner and Gunner goes down!
A black dracolich outmaneuvers Gunner's dodge attempt.
A black dracolich hits Gunner.
A black dracolich's armor deflects Kennet's attack.
A black dracolich grazes Gunner.
A black dracolich injures Gunner.
A black dracolich's armor deflects Kennet's attack.
Gunner parries a black dracolich's attack.
Gunner regains his footing.
Abender's crush grazes a black dracolich.
A black dracolich's armor deflects Kennet's attack.
A black dracolich hits Gunner.
A black dracolich hits Gunner.
A black dracolich grazes Gunner.
Gunner's kick scratches a black dracolich.
A black dracolich's blast of acid wounds Kennet.
A black dracolich's blast of acid injures Gunner.
A black dracolich's blast of acid injures Abender.
Gunner's crush grazes a black dracolich.
A black dracolich's armor deflects Kennet's attack.
A black dracolich's armor deflects Kennet's attack.
Gunner parries a black dracolich's attack.
Gunner parries a black dracolich's attack.
Abender's bronze bracer becomes pitted and etched!
Abender's pair of ring mail boots becomes pitted and etched!
Abender's flashy silver ring becomes pitted and etched!
Abender's pair of scale mail leggings becomes pitted and etched!
Abender's pair of splint mail sleeves becomes pitted and etched!
Abender's pair of talon extenders becomes pitted and etched!
Gunner leaves east. Gunner has fled!
Kennet leaves north. Kennet has fled!
Abender's crush grazes a black dracolich.
Abender parries a black dracolich's attack.
Kannon gossips (in common), 'dam he does breath'
Abender leaves east. Abender has fled!
Kennet arrives from the north. A black dracolich leaves north. Kennet leaves down.
Palin ftells, 'OK...that answers THAT question'
Palin ftells, 'owie'
Kennet ftells, 'it's after someone else now *sigh*'
Kennet ftells, 'darn it'
[All assemble in the Recall Room]
Recall Room [Exits: west]
(Purple Aura) (White Aura) Kennet is here.
(Purple Aura) (White Aura) Myronides is here.
(Translucent) (Red Aura) A huge black dracolich is here!
(Blue Aura) (White Aura) Gunner is resting here.
(Blue Aura) (White Aura) Abender is here.
(Purple Aura) Abaddon is here.
(Blue Aura) (White Aura) Kannon is here.
Myronides looks at a black dracolich.
Abaddon winces at Gunner.
Cordir checks on a black dracolich's health.
A black dracolich shows little sign of injury.
Kennet says (in common), 'it's after one of you now'
Kennet looks unhappy.
A black dracolich utters the words, 'fly' A black dracolich now can fly.
Marisa appears in the room.
Kennet rests.
Abaddon checks on Kennet's health.
Gunner says (in common), 'taz's corpse is no more' Gunner chuckles, evidently amused.
Myronides leaves west. Marisa leaves west.
Abaddon utters the words, 'give health'
Kennet stands up. Kennet utters the words, 'invis' A black dracolich fades out of existence.
Kannon says (in common), 'stupid breathing mobs'
Gunner checks on a black dracolich's health.
WitchBlade checks on Kennet's health.
Abender says (in common), 'everything I'm wearing got hit with acid'
Kennet winces. Ouch!
Gunner nods. Gunner says (in common), 'same here'
Palin arrives from the west.
Abaddon snickers softly.
Palin says (in common), 'Everyone alright?'
Abender says (in common), 'This bugger is pretty crafty :-)'
Abaddon says (in common), 'take to boris'
Cordir says, 'Palin, it would please me if you would make yourself available to the gentlemen to discern the extent of their damaged equipment.'
Palin nods. Palin says (in common), 'Hand over anything you want ID'd'
Cordir ftells, 'Palin, also tell me how badly anything is damaged, if you can.'
Tech says (in common), 'Could I get a heal?'
Kannon says (in common), 'food'
Palin ftells, 'Yes m'Lady'
Kennet winces. Ouch!
Gunner says (in common), 'ac7 to ac4 shirt' Gunner chuckles, evidently amused.
Palin says (in common), 'Anyone need anything ID'd?'
Gunner says (in common), 'You are barely armored' unner says (in common), 'prolly not a good thing anymore' Gunner snickers softly.
Cordir says, 'did anyone loose any equipment?'
Tech says (in common), 'Could I get a heal please?'
Kennet ftells, 'the sad thing is none of my items got hit'
Gunner says (in common), 'heh i lost my inv'
Kennet says (in common), 'what all?'
Kannon says (in common), 'nothing important i'm sure'
Cordir says, 'What specifically?'
Tech says (in common), 'I lost a stylet...' Tech frowns.
Palin ftells, 'None of mine got hit either'
Kennet says (in common), 'I can try and make some of it up'
Abender says (in common), '2 containers.. several heals' Abender says (in common), 'It's no matter'
Gunner says (in common), 'couple 2strs bracelets and and 2 int leathers was going to give to champ' Gunner shrugs.
Cordir ftells, 'do either of you gentlemen have eggs or other containers that are NOT god gifted?'
Abender rests.
Cordir ftells, 'Anything you can replace of these gentlemen's losses, I will make up to you.'
Cordir ftells, 'They fought nobly, if ....'
Cordir ftells, '*sigh*'
Palin ftells, 'All my containers are god gifted I think'
Kennet gives a staff to Gunner.
Cordir ftells, 'They fought nobly on our behalf.'
Gunner says (in common), 'heh lost my ac rating mostly though went from armored to barely armored' Gunner chuckles, evidently amused.
A black dracolich makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Kennet says (in common), 'I'd be honored if you'd take that in part'
Kennet says (in common), '10 charges of heal'
Cordir nods in recognition to Kennet.
Cordir ftells, 'well done, Kennet'
Kennet rummages.
Kennet gets the Bone Rod of Necromancy from an egg casing.
Kennet stands up. Kennet utters the words, 'identify'
Gunner says (in common), 'why i need this staff?'
Abender says (in common), 'You stole my rummage!'
Kennet frowns at himself. Poor baby.
Abender grins happily at Kennet.
Kannon chuckles, evidently amused.
A black dracolich utters the words, 'pass door' A black dracolich turns translucent.
Palin utters the words, 'identify'
Kennet says (in common), 'sorry, forgot, Kannon, could you use it?'
Cordir says, 'Abender, I believe he learned it from me, actually...' Cordir smiles quietly.
WitchBlade says (in common), 'do you guys need some of my help?'
Abender chuckles, evidently amused. Abender bows before Cordir.
Whois Witchblade:
Hum [ Ma:29 Wa:15 ] WitchBlade of Life's Blood, Sirak's Consort, Distorted Nashite Mage
Kennet gets a rod from an egg casing.
Kennet says (in common), 'aah, relic, good only 10 charges cure serious'
Kennet gives a rod to Gunner.
Abender says (in common), '3 recalls, please?'

WitchBlade says (in common), 'do you guys need some of my help?'
Palin says (in common), 'Anyone need a trap?'
Kennet says (in common), 'oh, no thank you WitchBlade'
Cordir says, 'Thank you for the kind offer, WitchBlade'
WitchBlade nods.
Gunner holds a rod.

Kennet gets a small silver cross from an egg casing.
### Izzy has successfully killed a mobmastery target for level 29.
Kennet gives a small silver cross to Kannon.
Kannon utters the words, 'improved identify'
Cordir says quietly, 'Gentlemen, I wish that I could more directly aid you, after such a battle... but alas, I cannot.'
Cordir says quietly, 'But please know that the wish and intent is there, if not the allowed action.'
Abender shakes his head. Abender says (in common), 'Fret not, dear Lady'
Abender thanks you heartily.
Kennet says (in common), 'btb' Kennet says (in common), 'err brb' Kennet leaves west.
A black dracolich makes a complicated-looking gesture. A black dracolich utters the words, 'fly' A black dracolich leaves west. A black dracolich arrives from the west.
Palin ftells, 'Well I must be going...'
Cordir ftells, 'fare well, Palin'
Kennet ftells, 'thank you for your help Palin'
Palin ftells, 'Wish I could have helped more :)'
Palin ftells, 'Take care *wave*'
Kennet ftells, '*wave*'
Cordir ftells, 'please keep an eye out for metal gear'
Kennet ftells, '*nod*'
Cordir ftells, 'That might possibly replace the items lost.'
Palin ftells, 'I will m'Lady'
Cordir ftells, 'Kennet, if you could post a board note, describing what happened'
Cordir ftells, 'and who took losses, etc...'
Kennet arrives from the west.
Kennet gives a clear red potion to Abender. Kennet gives a clear red potion to Abender.
Kennet gives a clear red potion to Abender. Kennet gives a clear red potion to Abender.
Cordir ftells, 'Asking the Chosen to assist...'
Kennet rests.
Abender thanks Kennet heartily.
Kennet ftells, '*nod*' Kennet says (in common), 'afk a sec' Kennet sleeps.
### Kennet has lost link. ### Kennet has reconnected.
Abender bows deeply. Abender leaves west.
A black dracolich leaves west.
Kennet ftells, 'blast, didn't manage to get the scrollback logged'
Kennet ftells, 'lesse it was Kannon, Gunner, and Abender, and Palin'
Kennet ftells, 'am I forgetting anyone Milady? *looks sad and confused*'
Cordir ftells, 'it is beyond my scrollback as well'
Kennet ftells, 'I think that was all of them...'
Kennet ftells, 'afk a moment, composing a note'
Cordir says, 'Milord Gunner, what items specifically, did you loose a great deal of armor rating from?'
Cordir says, 'Milord Abender, the same question...?'
Cordir says, 'Hrm'
Cordir says, 'They snuck out when I wasn't looking.'
[Cordir goes to her temple, and glances at where Abender is. She finds him in the Temple of Solanthas, the dracolich at his side.]
Cordir tells Abender, '*quietly* Its rage is focused on you, then?'
The earth trembles beneath your feet!
Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'Yes, ma'am.. I will send the creature back to place whence it came'
Cordir tells Abender, 'Through what means?'
Abender tells Cordir(in common), 'the price of my life, my lady'
Cordir tells Abender, 'I am so utterly, utterly sorry.'
Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'A small price to pay for one so dear to me'
### Abender killed by Abender at the Temple of the WarDancers
Abender returns to the WarDancer temple, and regains his gear.
Mireya arrives from the north.
Mireya smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'Hello, little one'
Mireya says (in common), 'Hi'
Mireya hugs Cordir.
Cordir smiles, a touch of sadness in her eyes.
Mireya says (in common), 'hello mother, Hello Kennet'
Mireya says (in common), 'what's wrong?' Mireya looks worried.
Kennet says (in common), 'aah Hello little one'
Mireya beams a smile at Kennet.
Cordir says, 'Some friends tried to help Kennet, and they were badly hurt in the process.'
Kennet says (in common), 'sorry I was lost in thought'
Kennet nods.
Mireya says (in common), 'oh...what happened?'
Kennet says (in common), 'I angered a mighty undead beast... the pet of the Arch-Lich himself'
Cordir says, 'Kennet... i have some things I would give to those who battled ...'
Cordir says, 'However, they would be gifted...'
Kennet says (in common), 'I know of a way to fix that Milady, if you will give them to me I can arange that they lose their flags'
Cordir says, 'I would have them go first to the Stormreaver...'
Cordir says, 'And allow him to distribute them, to those who saw most harm.'
Kennet nods.
Cordir gives a small iron shield to Kennet.
Cordir gives a pair of iron boots to Kennet.
Cordir ftells, 'that is not all'
Cordir ftells, 'please stand by'
Kennet nods.
Cordir gets a pair of iron gauntlets from an egg casing. Cordir gives a pair of iron gauntlets to Kennet.
Cordir gets a scale mail helm from an egg casing. Cordir gives a scale mail helm to Kennet.
### [ Myronides tells Abender (in common), 'next time I tell you gusy not to fight it, you probably shouldn't :)']
Cordir: Greetings, Lord Tynian
Cordir: Lord Tynian, may I have Your judgement on a matter?
Lorna has granted you the ability to see her when she is invis.
Tynian gossips, 'Evening, mortals'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'can you summarize what your question, and the response, was a couple ago?'
Cordir tells Lorna, '*bow* greetings'
### [ Abender tells Myronides (in common), 'Had to do it, friend. I couldn't allow comrades to perish']
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Asked if it was okay to give items to a follower with the intents that they be gotten to a group that just got blasted on their behalf'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Sirak said it would be okay in this instance.'
Cordir ftells, 'not yet, kennet, still looking'
Kennet nods.
Kennet ftells, 'I hadn't'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'If it was something that came from you, that was from your stockpile of EQ, in general, no, that shouldn't be done.'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'it's a matter of intent. Stuff you have, which is GG'd, is for your followers, and the GG code really ought not to be circumvented.'
Cordir tells Lorna, '*nods* Very well. = ( '
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'there's allowable exceptions likely . . . I'd ask Nayr for a definite, since things tend to change from time to time . . .'
Cordir tells Lorna, '(bluntly, I feel like crap. The group got acid etched by a 57th level mob to help Kennet)'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'but that's what I've heard last.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'it _seemed_ like Sirak gave an Exception Authorization, basically, but I wanted to make _sure_'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'you'd want to try, rather, to have your followers give to the person(s) of their own, non-GG'd EQ, and replace the EQ on your follower instead.'
Cordir tells Lorna, '(chuckles - this is not anything they have something comparable to)'
Cordir ftells, 'I am not certain that my intents are ... permissable.'
Cordir ftells, 'Please wait a time.'
Kennet ftells, 'mmm *nod*'
### Izzy has successfully killed a mobmastery target for level 30.
Cordir ftells, 'how much gold do you have, Kennet?'
### [ Abender tells Myronides (in common), 'steak my corpse?']
Kennet ftells, '22k on me, another 60 in merrick... I need to find out how much it costs to repair through that mob... I think it's expensive'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'would you be willing to make a bag?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I'll quest for it, if need be.'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'bag of what, for whom, for what purpose?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I'm just trying to think of any legal way that I can convey my sorrow, grief, and appreciation for what they attempted.'
### [Abender tells Kennet (in common), 'Please.. go to no trouble. I chose to fight the beast. I am fine, friend. Call on me anytime.']
Kennet ftells, '*sigh* Abender's being noble again...'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Abender killed himself to drive off the beast, once it was hunting him.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I know he was hoping for a shaman, but there are none present.'
Kennet ftells, 'he and Kannon refused to let me give them anything'
Cordir ftells, '*sigh*'
### [Abender tells Myronides (in common), '1 down']
Kennet ftells, 'I haven't tried Gunner yet, but I have a feeling he'd say the same'
Goto Abender
The Lower Hall [Exits: north up]
(Purple Aura) Myronides is here.
(Blue Aura) Gunner is here.
(Invis) Lynain is here.
Abender gives the corpse of Abender to Myronides.
Myronides's steak made from Abender looks very filling.
Myronides gets steak made from Abender.
Gunner says (in common), 'dragon acid blast disolved it'
Myronides puts steak made from Abender in a leather backpack.
Myronides gets steak made from Abender from a leather backpack.
Myronides gives Abender steak made from Abender.
Abender thanks Myronides heartily.
Myronides nods.
[Cordir returns to her temple]
Cordir tells Lorna, '*sigh* Never mind. His corpse was just steaked.'
### [Abender tells Kennet (in common), 'I have something for your Goddess']
Kennet stands up.
Kennet leaves north.
Cordir ftells, 'oh dear god I cannot accept that'
Kennet arrives from the north.
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, '*smirk* impatient mortals.'
Kennet ftells, 'I can not go near him if you do not wish me to end up with something'
Kennet tells Abender(in common), 'umm 1 sec'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Is there any way I can use a restring credit, or have one taken away, and have a restring made for Abe?'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'but there needs to be something done for it. Perhaps there is something you would offer as stakes on a wager for the service?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'is that permissable?'
Cordir ftells, 'Give me a moment....'
Abender tell Mireya (in common), 'It was my choice, miss Mireya. I take full responsibility for the results.'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'the man is a walking restring gallery as it is.'
Kennet ftells, 'I stalled him for a bit'
Cordir ftells, 'I _do not_ want what he is offering..'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I know.'
Mireya tells Abender (in common), 'I know, but my mother feels absolutely terrible about it.'
Abender tells Mireya (in common), 'The Enchanted Lady need not feel troubled. It is my calling that I answer.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I'm sorry, I'm keeping an 'eye' on Abender during this... if I miss your tell, please repeat.'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'does he want his efforts not known by WarDs or Sol or something?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'No, its more complicated than that....'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Lady Lorna, I believe he did it out of a sense of debt or obligation to me... much of his belongings were greatly damaged, and he suicided.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I feel that there is now a debt on my behalf, and wish to _legally_ and _honorably_ discharge it.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'if giving gifts to kennet and kennet offering them up through his corpse is not legal, I'd like to find something that is.'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, '*nod* I was just wondering if you'd ruled out some sort of public proclamation of thanks of effort, or hadn't considered it, or what?'
Abender tells Kennet (in common), 'please, lad.. receive this gift for your Goddess'
Kennet tells Abender (in common), 'I wish I could... but she seems reluctant to accept it :('
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'if Sirak said it was permissable in this case, go with it. I won't dispute it, I'm just saying in general it's something that probably shouldn't be '
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'done, and it's probably something we should confirm with Nayr.'
Cordir tells Lorna, '(I don't want to do any dancing on lines of rules.... if you think it's questionable, I'm not going to do it. I don't want to risk Tyn or Nayr's ire)'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'That's why I thought the restring would be appropriate - a credit could be stripped from me, I could dictate the string...'
Abender tells Kennet (in common), 'I insist. My honor demands this. I implore you not deny me this.'
Kennet says (in common), 'he...'
Cordir ftells, '*quietly* If this is what I must pay for his deeds, then I will accept it'
Kennet looks unhappy.
Cordir ftells, 'Though it will make me very, very unhappy to bear what he offers.'
Abender gives steak made from Abender to Kennet.
Abender bows to Kennet.
Mireya ftells, 'What does he offer?'
Cordir ftells, '*quietly* a steak of his own flesh.'
Kennet bows before Abender.
Abender tells Kennet (in common), 'Please send this to your Goddess with my regards'
Mireya ftells, 'ewwwwww'
### Izzy has successfully killed a mobmastery target for level 31.
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'That I WON'T do. Your restrings are for you, or your followers. Now, if you want to arrange something with me for a restring for Abender . . .'
Kennet tells Abender (in common), 'I... I will'
[Kennet departs, and heads for the Temple of the Chosen.]
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'that we can talk about.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Okay... if that is permissable... then that I would gladly do.'
Kennet arrives from the north.
Kennet closes his eyes.
at kennet steal steak kennet
Ok.
Cordir ftells, 'I have it.'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'give me a few minutes . . . at work, need to do some actual work for a couple.'
Abender's Score:
You are Abender Stormreaver, Council of Wardancers* *IPS*,
1459 years old (2894 hours), created Wed Apr 15 98 16:19:14.
(Zoardryn the 5th, The Shallow Graves, year 2283, 9am.)
You live in Midgaard and your race is Human.
You are a level 30 Warrior, level 30 Cleric.
You worship Solanthas, who appears to be OFFLINE
*You are slightly armored.*
You are Good.

Kennet hugs his knees.
Cordir tells Lorna, 'At your convenience, ma'am.'
Cordir nods miserably at Kennet.
Kennet says (in common), 'perhaps it is wrong of me to think I can continue to anger such powerful creatures...'
Kennet says (in common), 'if it brings nothing but suffering to those around me'
Cordir shakes your head. Cordir says, 'Nay...'
Cordir says, 'You did try to stop them.'
Kennet says (in common), 'I could have prevented them, they knew not where the beast rested, if I'd left they would have been safe'
[In another chamber, Abender begins trying to locate the steak he gave Kennet, checking to see if it had been passed along.]
Cordir tells Abender, '*quietly whispered* cease your searching. i have it.'
Kennet says (in common), 'sometimes I wonder if it's all worth it...'
Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'Yes, dear lady... as it was meant for your posession'
Cordir sighs.
Kennet says (in common), 'did I ever tell you about my companion?'
Cordir says, 'Which one?'
Kennet says (in common), 'the love of my life'
Cordir stops using an immense Elder Sign.
Cordir shakes her head. Cordir says, 'No, you did not.'
Kennet sighs softly.
Kennet says (in common), 'a lovely woman... she lived in my hometown many years ago'
restring obj sign
Restring target set to an immense Elder Sign.
When you are finished with this restring, be sure to do 'restring done'
Kennet says (in common), 'she was a servant to the emperor...'
Cordir nods.
Kennet says (in common), 'he was a kind man though, and did not forbid his servants having their own lives outsides their work'
Kennet laughs softly and says, 'we had a lot of good times, she and I''
restring short (Bloody) A gentleman's sacrifice
Ok.
restring long A shield of bones, blood and sinew lies here.
Ok.
Text cleared.
time
It is 5pm on Rishanae the 8th, the month of the Testing of Fates,
in the year 2372.
TFC started up at Sat Sep 25 02:51:13 1999 The system time is Mon Sep 27 23:19:14 1999
Kennet says (in common), 'until one day two strangers came to my town'
Kennet says (in common), 'not entirely strangers, they were known to me...'
Cordir nods.
Kennet says (in common), 'by reputation if nothing else'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'ok, now . . .'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'what did you have in mind?'
Kennet says (in common), 'two kind, if slightly mad women'
Kennet says (in common), 'followers of Darkmoon'
Cordir nods.
Kennet says (in common), 'Emaleth and her friend came looking for profit, and sought to steal from the emperor's keep while he was away'
Kennet says (in common), 'my love tried to stop them, but to them she was just in the way'
Kennet says (in common), 'they killed her, and in a rage I attacked them'
Kennet says (in common), 'killing one and wounding the other...'
Kennet says (in common), 'so much death...'
Kennet says (in common), 'time passes... but the pain of her loss still grieves me, and the pain of what her killers brought me to'
Kennet says (in common), 'I did not regret it at the time, but that day brought much anger down upon me...'
Cordir nods. Cordir says, 'Who were they?'
Kennet says (in common), 'Emaleth and... Emaleth and...' Kennet bites his tongue. Kennet says (in common), 'has my memory so faded...'
restring show
Name: shield bloody
Short: (Bloody) A gentleman's sacrifice
Long: A shield of bones, blood and sinew lies here.
Extra:
sacrifice:
In the month of the Testing of Fates, one of the Chosen
walked unknown halls, seeking danger and knowledge.
Finding both, he fled that place with the Lich's pet,
a DracoLich hot upon his trail.
Several stepped forward to fight the beast, and one
paid the fullest price, willingly, in offering to Fate.

Kennet says (in common), 'Emaleth was the one I killed, it would seem the other's name has passed from my memory'
Kennet sighs loudly.
Cordir gives a large wooden shield to Kennet. Cordir says, 'wrong one...'
give bloody kennet Kennet has his hands full.
Kennet says (in common), 'it saddens me more that I should forget any part of that'
steal shield kennet
Ok.
Kennet prays, 'sac back up?'
Cordir gives (Bloody) A gentleman's sacrifice to Kennet.
Kennet bites his lip.
Cordir says, 'In place of my own Elder Sign, I will bear that.'
Cordir ftells, 'Look Sacrifice'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'Cordir?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Yes, Lady?'
steal bloody kennet
Ok.
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'what did you have in mind?'
Kennet smiles ruefully, tears in his eyes.
Kennet says (in common), 'it pleases me that at least one of us will remember'
Cordir tells Lorna, '*chuckle* let me see what he is wearing that is NOT already restrung...'
at abender l abender
The Stormreaver stands proudly, yet quietly. His scarred
face shows the wounds of battles past. His chiseled jaw bears
the determination of a thousand soldiers. You wonder how this
silent Warric could have seen so much death. His gentle nature
makes you comfortable in his presence, yet you know by the
quiver in your spine that he is not one to be trifled with. He stands
over seven feet tall with eyes a deep hazel, shrouded by a heavy
brow. His thick brown hair is cropped short under the heavy helm
that fits perfectly on his head. His thick shoulders pull his armor
taught across his massive chest. His arms ripple with the power
of a lifetime of dedication to the Good works of the realm. His eyes
clear and bright are filled with the wisdom of countless battles.
This great warrior seems distracted. His eyes don't focus on anything
in particular. his mind lost in memories of his distant past. You
can only wonder who could capture his thoughts so deeply. What
place and time makes this grand knight so overcome with regret
and feelings of longing

He has vowed service in the Chaotic Good that Lord Solanthas
has deemed his mission. He is a trusted and loyal servant.

Abender is a member of the Council of Wardancers
Abender is in perfect health.
Abender is using:
<used as light> (Magical) (Glowing) Pyre of the Torchbearer
<worn on finger> (Magical) the Band of the Stormreaver
<worn on finger> (Magical) (Humming) the flashy silver ring
<worn around neck> (Invis) (Magical) the common alexandrite amulet
<worn around neck> (Magical) (Humming) the dull pearl amulet
<worn on head> (Magical) a plate helm
<worn on legs> (Magical) a pair of scale mail leggings
<worn on feet> (Magical) a pair of ring mail boots
<worn on hands> (Glowing) a pair of talon extenders
<worn on arms> (Magical) a pair of splint mail sleeves
<worn as shield> (Magical) the platinum spiked shield
<worn about body> (Magical) a splint mail sash
<worn about waist> (Magical) a splint mail girth
<worn around wrist> (Magical) a bronze bracer
<worn around wrist> (Magical) an iron bracer
<wielded> (Magical) an oaken staff
<worn with pride> (Magical) a soul scarred by Chance
<worn with pride> (Glowing) a Big Nayr Hug
Kennet says (in common), 'it seems I am cursed to forget my most valued lessons'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'is the worn with pride one you made for him?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'its beautiful'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'the soul?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Yes'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'yes'
Kennet ftells, 'Milady, what should I do with the rest of these? I do not think he will accept them now'
Cordir tells Lorna, '*nods* That doesn't surprise me'
Kennet sighs loudly.
Cordir ftells, 'we cannot offer them.'
Cordir ftells, 'It would violate the rules' spirit'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'I got jealous of him carrying around all these marks from other deities.'
Kennet nods.
Cordir tells Lorna, '*chuckles*'
Kennet ftells, 'I will endeavor to find some other way to repay them then'
Cordir ftells, 'what do you have at this point?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'One of his wrist items - restrung to (magical) (writhing) a small glowing rune'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'ok, so what do you have in mind for what you're going to give up, or risk, to get this done?'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I would have given up the four best pieces of gear I have collected thus far... but I doubt those are of much use to you.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'Kennet has them - a helm, gauntlets, boots and shield'
Kennet's sores fester.
Kennet's disease injures himself.
Cordir tells Lorna, 'If you prefer something more personal...'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'oh, you never know . . . after all, I need a prize stockpile of my own.'
c 'cure disease' kennet
Ok.
Kennet blinks.
c immunity kennet
Ok.
Kennet says (in common), 'aah sorry Milady, I was lost in thought and didn't even notice'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'I'll give you two options.'
Cordir tells Lorna, '*nods*'
at abender l
The Lower Hall [Exits: north up]
This hallway must have been built by giants! It is huge! Then again, there are more than a few giants that belong to The Guild, so it may just be so. A stairway leads up to another hallway above.

(White Aura) The newsboy stands here selling newspapers.
(Blue Aura) Gunner is resting here.
(Blue Aura) Abender is here.
(Invis) Lynain is here.
Cordir tells Abender, '*quietly* Do you have a moment?'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'Two of the items for doing this restring . . . or one of the items (my choice which) on a wager for doing the restring (with anyone you wish to watch'
Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'Yes, dear lady.. How may I serve you?'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'if you choose the wager, and win, you keep the items and get the restring.'
Jerome tells you (in elven), 'bow hello Cordir'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I've asked the Lady of Chance for a favor. It is the least I can do to lay my Fate in her hands.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'I accept the wager.'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'but, no matter its outcome, will give you one of the items of your choice as a token of my personal thanks.'
Cordir tells Abender, 'May I speak with you privately?'
Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'Certainly, dear lady'
Lorna [GS] tells Cordir, 'you wish any certain witnesses, or have a place you want this to be done? (I don't care, publicize it or not as you wish)'
Cordir tells Lorna, 'In my temple, with Kennet as witness.'
[Abender travels to the home of the Wardancers]
Cordir tells Abender, 'I cannot enter there, so I will speak to you thusly.... from afar, but as if present.'
Cordir tells Abender, 'You offered me up something...'
Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'Yes, my lady.. in remembrance of me this night'
Cordir tells Abender, 'A rather... permanant symbol of the sacrifice you made.'
Lorna rises up out of a ripple in the ground.
Cordir tells Abender, 'I have transformed it.'
Kennet bows before Lorna.
abender wi bloody
Cordir wears (Bloody) A gentleman's sacrifice as a shield.
Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'sigh... you do my heart a wonderous favor'
at abender emote withdraws from the chamber.
Cordir withdraws from the chamber.
Cordir bows deeply. Cordir says, 'Greetings, Lady of Chance.'
Cordir says, 'Kennet, I have made a wager with the Lady of Chance.'
Cordir says, 'You will stand as witness to it.'
Kennet nods.
Cordir curtseys to your audience.
Kennet says (in common), 'yes Milady'
Lorna says, 'You will also assist in this, Kennet.'
Lorna says, 'Cordir, it is your choice of three types of toss.'
Cordir nods.
Mireya ftells, 'why do harmless snakes have poison?'
Lorna says, 'simple 1 toss, heads or tails, win or lose.'
Lorna says, '3 correct of five.'
Kennet looks up from where's he's huddled by the door, only vague interest showing on his face.
Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'I thank you, dear lady... you have inspired me'
Cordir says, 'I must chose a triat, Lady.'
Lorna says, 'or three correct in a row out of seven.'
Kennet ftells, 'because nothing is always as it seems'
Kennet ftells, 'or something like that...'
Cordir says, 'the second option. Three out of five.'
Lorna nods.
Cordir says, 'Kennet, do you still have a chance coin?'
Kennet nods.
Kennet says (in common), 'one Milady'
Kennet gets a Chance coin from a cloth baldric, draped over the shoulder.
Cordir says, 'perhaps that would be appropriate to use...?'
Cordir turns to Lorna to see Her reaction.
Lorna says, 'You may, if you wish it, have a demonstration of this gentleman's fairness by any number of preparatory flips.'
Cordir shakes your head.
Lorna says, 'it is fair, even 50/50 chance.'
Cordir nods.
Lorna says, 'He has his own.'
Lorna looks at an elderly gentleman.
Kennet looks at an elderly gentleman.
l gentleman
This gentleman has such a good reputation in Midgaard that at times,
even the Gods call upon him to toss a coin or otherwise consult the
whims of fate.
An elderly gentleman is in perfect health.
An elderly gentleman is using:
<held> a coin
Cordir nods.
Lorna says, 'I'm borrowing him from Nayr for the time, as I've yet to conscript some minions of my own.'
Cordir says, 'Then let him flip the coin.'
An elderly gentleman flips a coin, catches it, and looks at it.
An elderly gentleman says (in common), 'It's heads'
Cordir chuckles.
Lorna says, 'are you ready, Lady Fate?'
Cordir says, 'I was opening my lips to call the coin, as he spoke.'
Cordir says, 'it would have been a match.' Cordir chuckles.
Cordir nods. Cordir says, 'I am.'
Cordir says, 'Heads, for the first official toss.'
An elderly gentleman flips a coin, catches it, and looks at it.
An elderly gentleman says (in common), 'It's heads'
Cordir nods.
Lorna says, 'next attempt.'
Cordir says, 'Heads again.'
An elderly gentleman flips a coin, catches it, and looks at it.
An elderly gentleman says (in common), 'It's tails'
Cordir nods.

Abender tells Cordir (in common), 'Good night, dear lady'
t abender Tarry a moment longer, if you can?
They aren't here.
Lorna sighs loudly.
Lorna says, 'continue, up to 3 more tosses.'
Cordir says, 'Tails, flip please.'
### [Kennet tells an elderly gentleman (in common), 'flip']
An elderly gentleman flips a coin, catches it, and looks at it.
An elderly gentleman says (in common), 'It's tails'
Lorna says, '2 out of 3. Not bad. Need one more.'
Cordir says, 'My next guess is heads. If you would flip the coin, sir?'
### [Kennet tells an elderly gentleman (in common), 'flip']
An elderly gentleman flips a coin, catches it, and looks at it.
An elderly gentleman says (in common), 'It's tails'
Cordir says, 'My last guess must also be heads. If you would, sir, flip the coin?'
An elderly gentleman flips a coin, catches it, and looks at it.
### [Somewhere, an elderly gentleman flips a coin, catches it, and looks at it]
An elderly gentleman says (in common), 'It's tails'
Cordir smiles wryly.
Cordir says, 'And that, gentle folk, is why I am goddess of Fate, and not Luck.'
Lorna says, 'Thank you for your assistance, Kennet.'
Kennet nods in recognition to Lorna.
Cordir says, 'Lady Lorna, Kennet bears four gifts from me, that would have gone to the gentlemen in question.'
Cordir says, 'Please choose two.'
Kennet puts a Chance coin in a cloth baldric, draped over the shoulder.
Lorna says, 'may I examine them, please?'
Cordir nods. Cordir says, 'certainly.'
Kennet says (in common), 'shall I give them to you?'
Nayr: *bow*
Lorna nods in recognition to Kennet.
Cordir: Greetings, Lord Nayr
Kennet gives a scale mail helm to Lorna. Kennet gives a small iron shield to Lorna. Kennet gives a pair of iron boots to Lorna. Kennet gives a pair of iron gauntlets to Lorna.
Lorna says, 'Oh, the boots are simply a must.'
Lorna gets a box of luck from a box of randoms.
Cordir nods. Cordir says, 'I was going to suggest them'
Lorna puts a pair of iron boots in a box of luck.
Cordir says, 'They're the nicest I've seen.'
Lorna puts a box of luck in a box of randoms.
An elderly gentleman flips a coin, catches it, and looks at it.
An elderly gentleman says (in common), 'It's tails'
Lorna gets a box of int from a box of randoms. Lorna puts a pair of iron gauntlets in a box of int. Lorna puts a box of int in a box of randoms.
Lorna gives a small iron shield to Kennet. Lorna gives a scale mail helm to Kennet.
Lorna says, 'I could not decide between the rest, so I left that to chace.'
Kennet sighs softly, closes his eyes again, and presses his head back up against his knees.
Lorna says, 'chance.'
Cordir nods.
[GS] Lorna tells Cordir, ' What's wrong with Kennet?
Cordir tells Lorna, ' He feels horrible
Cordir tells Lorna, ' There is nothing he could do personally - none of them would accept recompense
Cordir tells Lorna, ' He also had to be the bearer of Abender's last gift... a steak of himself... sacced up to me.
Cordir tells Lorna, ' And it had me pretty distressed, and so he feels bad about that too.
Cordir tells Lorna, ' So I restrung my own (restrung) shield into a facsimile of the steak (sorta)
Lorna says, 'What has you so down, Kennet?'
Kennet looks up from the floor again and looks over at Lorna sadly.
Kennet says (in common), 'I managed to get someone who was helping me eaten by a pet of the Lich's'
Lorna says, 'Oh? Tell me about it.'
Kennet sighs softly and nods. Kennet says (in common), 'I've been attempting to explore those parts of the realm that have been discovered since I last visited here frequently'
Kennet says (in common), 'some 31 areas in all'
Kennet says (in common), 'the most recent one is the shadowed valley'
Cordir nods in recognition to him.
Kennet says (in common), 'where I managed to find the keys into the dungeon at the bottom of a tower...'
Kennet says (in common), 'in which hid a black dracolich'
Kennet says (in common), 'after fleeing for my life I came back to the guild'
Kennet says (in common), 'where, after a bit, Abender took it into his head to get a group together to try and kill it'
Lorna says, 'Courageous of him.'
Cordir sighs softly. 'Aye... but against the councel of Kennet and myself.'
Kennet says (in common), 'I objected to the necessity, but not strongly enough, and went along with them in their attempt to kill it'
Kennet says (in common), 'after it had run us all off...'
Kennet says (in common), 'it decided it liked Abender's taste better than mine'
Kennet is a little too stringy he thinks.
Kennet says (in common), 'and the group kind of broke up...'
Kennet says (in common), 'he...'
Lorna says, 'Maybe it just savors human flesh more than minotaur.'
Cordir says, 'encouraged by the blast of the dracolich's acid...'
Kennet nods in recognition to you.
Kennet says (in common), 'Abender apparently decided to give up his soul, that he might be reborn and the dracolich sated enough to go back home'
Cordir nods.
Kennet says (in common), 'and he gave me... part of himself which a ranger had carved from his body...'
Kennet says (in common), 'to give to Milady as some sort of token'
Kennet shudders from the sheer thought of it.
Cordir swallows hard and nods.
Cordir says, 'I transformed it into this...' Cordir stops using (Bloody) A gentleman's sacrifice. Cordir wears (Bloody) A gentleman's sacrifice as a shield.
Kennet says (in common), 'I thought I understood him... but '
Kennet nods in recognition to you.
Kennet says (in common), 'anyway, that's why I'm sad at the moment'
Lorna nods.
### Mireya has advanced to level 6.
Cordir ftells, 'congratulations, Mireya, dearling'
Lorna says, 'Don't feel badly about this, Kennet. I am certain that Abender was fully aware of the risks, and accepting of them.'
Kennet ftells, 'Congratulations'
Mireya ftells, 'thanks'
Kennet nods slowly.
Mireya arrives from the north. Mireya smiles happily. Cordir hugs her.
Kennet says (in common), 'I think he was... but he still refuses to even let me help him repair his armor'
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'well done, sweetling.' Mireya hugs Cordir.
Mireya says (in common), 'thanks mother' Mireya smiles happily. Mireya hugs Cordir.
Kennet says (in common), 'sometimes I just don't understand humans...'
Lorna says, 'I know him, quite frankly, better than you, as he was for a time my Ordained. His efforts and temporary death should not be viewed as a sad thing.'
Kennet tilts his head to the side curiously.
Cordir says, 'I honor Abender for his efforts...'
Cordir says, 'I sorrow at the losses he and others bore so nobly...'
Cordir says, 'And grieve that they will not permit recompense'
Cordir says, 'and that is the burden we must carry, as 'payment' of sorts.'
Jaxxon has granted you the ability to see him when he is invisible.
Cordir tells Jaxxon, '*bow* greetings, sir'
Lorna says, 'Don't sorrow for their efforts, or for any feelings of responsibility or guilt.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'Hello there, Cordir, how are you this night? '
Lorna lands softly on her feet.
Lorna rests.
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'Sorrowed, sir.'
Lorna says, 'Now, you've been around a long, long time, Kennet.'
Kennet nods.
Lorna says, 'Surely you remember something of me as a mortal?'
Kennet says (in common), 'well... I'm not sure I'm _that_ old :P' Kennet says (in common), 'yes, I remember' Kennet ducks.
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'Why is that, Dear?'
Kennet says (in common), 'sorry, my sense of humor comes out when I'm feeling morbid'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'Because one of mine ran into a fell beast, and several stepped forward to aid him, and all of them were gravely harmed.'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'none of them will accept recompense, and that grieves me.'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'one was forced to slay himself, to rid himself of the beast..' Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'And that grieves me doubly.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'Recompense in what form, Dear?'
Lorna says, 'I had a tendency of fighting dragons, dracoliches, and other such feared beats.'
Lorna says, 'beasts, as well.'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'Any. It was forbidden for me to give any gifts of my own, through my folk...'
Lorna says, 'though I seem to recall dracoliches being a mite smaller at the time.'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'They would not accept money to restore their armor, though _badly_ pitted..'
Cordir says, '_I_ would have shuddered to fight this beast.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'Your own Children refused these gifts?'
Lorna says, 'It was just something I did. It was fun, and it was a part of being an adventurer.'
Mireya says (in common), 'I'd shudder to fight that killer beat'
Lorna says, 'Despite the fact that I ended up losing a good bit of armor to their blasts every week . . .'
Kennet nods in recognition to Lorna.
Lorna says, 'and got more than a few groupmates killed.'
Lorna whistles a little tune to herself.
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'I wished to give the non-followers some sort of token of thanks, and recompense for their losses. I learned that's illegal.'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'my followers offered them gear, they nobly refused.'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'they have done us a great service, and suffered great loss, and there is NOTHING we can do to thank them but hollow words.'
Mireya says (in common), 'does that mean I have to go fight these things?'
Cordir shakes your head.
Cordir says, 'NO.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'I see. Words are rarely hollow, Dear, often carrying more weight than We sometimes imagine...'
Lorna says, 'That would be your decision and that of your Lady's, Mireya.'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, '*quietly* The one that fell offered up a steak of himself... I've transformed it into my shield, as a rememberance token.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'and the honest thanks of a humble person are of more true worth than all the gold or gems of the mortal realm'
Lorna says, 'I consider such efforts, even if likely suicide, something "heroic" if you put a name to it.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'It is in the most dire of times, in the worst of situations, that mortals often come to their greatest heights of being...'
Lorna says, 'Now, Abender was with me a long time, and I must say I held some fair amount of influence over him.'
Mireya says (in common), 'well, as currently I'm getting beaten up by chipmunks...that seems very far off'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, 'Agreed.... but I still sorrow that I could not do anything more tangible.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'For it is easy to love under comfortable circumstances, easy to be friend when the troubles are far...'
Lorna says, 'He still looks up to me, asks things of me, and still seeks my approval.'
Mireya sniffs sadly.
Mireya says (in common), 'talk about embarrassing'
Cordir chuckles.
Kennet comforts Mireya.
Kennet nods in recognition to Lorna.
Lorna says, 'I suppose there's some specific attachment to me, having been infused with a bit of my essence for a time.'
Cordir says, 'dearling, I was slain by a maid... can't be much more ignoble than that.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'You are wrong, Cordir, you did do something, even if indirectly. You let them be who they are, you helped them show their character'
Lorna says, 'Abender did tonight just what he does. He doesn't expect recompense . . .'
Lorna says, 'he considers it part of what makes him who he is, what HE expects of a true Good . . .'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, '*quietly* Thank you, sir. Your words are kind.'
Mireya says (in common), 'at least yours wasn't cute and furry and killed you for a nut'
Cordir says, 'No, she beat me to death with a broom.'
Mireya giggles.
Lorna says, 'and I suspect he likely would think it something I would expect of him.'
Cordir nods.
Kennet smiles softly.
Cordir says, 'Gentlefolk, I MUST depart.'
Lorna says, 'So don't YOU go feeling responsible for this.'
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'There is nothing to thank Me for, Dear, I'm just a shadowy ghost of the past, sometimes I see things in a different way, that's all'
Cordir says, 'Lady Lorna, thank you for your kind words.'
Cordir tells Jaxxon, '*curtsey*'
Kennet bows before Cordir.
Kennet prays, 'I may not be on much until after the weekend, going on vacation'
Cordir nods in recognition to him.
Jaxxon [GS] tells Cordir, 'Goodnight'
Cordir bows deeply.
Kennet waves goodbye to Cordir. Have a good journey.
Cordir says, 'Thank you again, Lady Lorna.'
Mireya says (in common), 'take care mother'
Lorna nods.
Mireya hugs Cordir.
Cordir hugs her. Cordir kisses her.
Cordir says, 'Perhaps fate more than luck will be on my side next time.'
Cordir smiles wryly.
Lorna chuckles, evidently amused.
Fare thee well!
[ 22] Cordir: ...
Tue Sep 28 14:06:50 1999
To: All in the Realm
Three times three Triunes and more,
since the chaunt of the Ebon Bard was heard.
Many times, the call to words stirred that soul,
many times, the call ignored, the Bard's title
claimed by another. Such is no longer.
In the time of the Testing of Fates, the day of Marisae,
a Hound sought scent. Long had he wandered the halls
of stone, seeking the key within the Shadows. When the
moon's silver danced upon the tower's turrets, and
creatures stirred, deep within its bowels, then did he walk,
and seek, and find... and was found. Found and fought,
the Hound retreated, from such horror as would blanch
any heart, and sought solace and healing within the Web.
But the beast would not relinquish its toothsome meal
so simply. Soon, it's scales and bones rasped upon the
marble floor, its breath fetid. Its master came calling,
amused, giving caresses to the bare bones of the undead thing.
With courtesies was He greeted, and with courtesies did depart.
The creature's passing was noted, and blades were loosened
in their sheathes. Two stood forth, eager to test themselves,
their steel, their honor upon its unholy, unliving scales.
A third stood quiet, ready, willing, who could not permit
another to fall when in the breech, he could stand.
When all were prepared, the Hound led the chase, and into
the dead dragon's embrace they charged. First one, then
another, fled from its breath and bite, but the warrior
stood, waiting. When all had departed, then at last he withdrew,
content that none but he would pay that price. Seeking
a place of sacred safety, His blade he lay against his throat,
and with a will, drew it close. In death, he freed the Hound
from chase.
Only words would he and the others accept, no other recompense.
Hear, then, all, the words of the Bard and Mistress of the Web:
Let all know the bravery and courage shown by Abender, Gunner,
and Kannon.
Fate is in their debt.

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