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Natalie Joins the Chosen

Cordir tells Natalie, 'Would it be over bold to ask how you fare on your Entry Quest?'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), '*smile* will you give me 10 more minutes to answer that M'lady?'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'Certainly'
Palin says (in common), 'Does Natalie wish to join the Chosen when she is able?'
Cordir nods.
Palin smiles happily.
Palin says (in common), 'That is good to hear'
Cordir looks rather... at odds.
Talmud says (in common), 'She mentioned wishing to speak with her father, first'
Cordir nods in recognition to Talmud.
Talmud says (in common), 'For I believe she has met all her requirements'
Cordir says slowly, 'I would be joyful at Natalie's oath of service... if not for her father's return to the realm.'
Talmud raises an eyebrow.
Palin says (in common), 'Forgive me but who is her father again?'
Talmud says (in common), 'Keller Amberline D'Augustine'
Palin nods.
Cordir closes her eyes and nods.
Palin says (in common), 'Thank you...brain lock'
Talmud grins neutrally.
Talmud nods.
Cordir whispers, 'Aye. Amberlin.'
Natalie gossips (in common), 'Um.....Sir Lich....If you are here...'
Cordir turns, and blindly lays a hand upon the Loom, Her fingers finding one thread instinctively...
### [Whitehawk tells Natalie (in common), 'that Molos temple?']
Talmud looks at the thread.
Palin watches intently.
The room around you is swept away... when next you can see....
You stand upon a hillside, orc bodies piled up around you...
Upon the crest of the hill, a warrior stands, his blade bloody.
The scene fades....
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'poor Natalie. She had a bad portal someplace bad.'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'Oh dear. Arch Lich... May I ransom her?'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'Ransom her?'
Talmud blinks.
Palin says (in common), 'That was...most...interesting'
Talmud nods at the crimson thread.
Heman arrives from the north.
Palin beams a smile at Heman.
Palin says (in gnomish), 'Greetings Heman'
Heman leaves north.
Palin pouts.
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'Aye. Ransom her.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'with what?'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'Well... that I am not entirely certain. I am limited in what I can offer that would not violate certain immutable laws...'
Talmud nudges Palin.. that's what you get for trying to show-off your linguistics. Talmud grins neutrally.
Palin blushes. Palin says (in common), 'Well I find it fitting to speak in a persons native tongue'
Talmud smiles happily. Talmud nods. Talmud looks at Palin.
Palin says (in common), 'Since I know all of them...' Palin shrugs.
Talmud chuckles, evidently amused.
The Arch Lich yells, 'you want to join her Whitehawk?'
Whitehawk yells (in common), 'ick!!'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'You spoke of my asking you again in a few minutes...'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), '*sniff*'
Whitehawk yells (in common), '*is DEAD silent*'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'the Lich won't release me without groveling. My father would just die if I did that.'
Cordir tells Natalie, '*quietly* The journey to N'Kai is to teach one the dangers of life. I would say that your current journey teaches that....'
Talmud says (in common), 'Did I get any other spells, Lady Cordir?'
Talmud says (in common), 'Oh, no'
Cordir says, 'I doubt they have lasted this long.'
Talmud says (in common), 'Pestis spelled me up, that's right'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'And would accept it in N'Kai's stead.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'A D'Austine in my resting has been a while.'
Palin says (in common), 'Can you inoculate me against the plague m'Lady?'
c immunity palin. Ok.
Palin smiles happily. Palin says (in common), 'Thank you'
Cordir says, 'Gladly, Apprentice.'
Cordir tells Natalie, '*quietly* Do you wish it?'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), '*nod* i'm sorry, I'm not meaning to take so long'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'oops wrong reply'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'to worship you?'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'As I said, a journey to N'Kai is usually the final requirement.'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'To teach one that life is frail, and death may come.'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'I believe your current location teaches you that lesson.'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), '*nod* I believe it does.'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'If you wish it.... you may..... though I know not how the Lich will feel on the matter.'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'however I still have not spoken with my father....'
Cordir tells Natalie, '*nods* Then I respect your decision.'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'and there were 2 more things I needed to acquire'
Cordir tells Natalie, '*softly* If that is your wish....'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), ''lady'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'I am very scared.'
Cordir tells Natalie, '*barely nods* Aye, little one. I know. I have stood there, where you do, before that fetid, horrid thing, and known fear in every particle, every pore, every fiber of my being.'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'However, I will not force you into any decision.'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'I had already made the decision, and my mind hasn't changed'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'Arch Lich, you did not answer my question.... What price for the child?'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'I just wished my father had come sooner.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'She merely needs to grovel for an exit to be provided.'
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'may I worship you M"lady? I have met all the requirements I believe'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, '_I_ am bartering ...What terms for her release from me?'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'Rephrase... what terms must I meet, for her release?'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'Have her grovel'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'That is a price she would then pay, not I.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'You are not in my resting place.'
Cordir tells Natalie, 'You may, little one.'
Natalie now worships Cordir!
Cordir has accepted Natalie into her following.
C sum Natalie
Natalie arrives suddenly.
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'And now, nor is she.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'You did not drop in and disturb me.'
Natalie squeezes Cordir fondly. Natalie says (in common), 'thank you!'
Cordir smiles at Natalie.
### Talmud has successfully killed a mobmastery target for level 27.
Palin beams a smile at Natalie.
Natalie bursts into tears.
Ananasi ftells, 'huzzah tal'
Hornblower gossips (in common), 'Gratz Talmud'
Palin ftells, 'Gratz Talmud ;)'
Talmud ftells, 'Thank you *smile*'
Natalie sniffs sadly.
Cordir ftells, 'Welcome, Natalie, to the Chosen of Fate.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'yet you did use your magic in my resting place.'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'Nay, merely called home, from my own home, one of my own.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'funny, I did not think any lesser being would have dared such.
Make sure you keep her.'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'If you wish to extract some sort of payment, Arch Lich... *bow* ... I will pay it.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'Just make sure you keep her.'
Natalie ftells, '*curtsey*'
Ananasi ftells, 'cheer, welcome natalie!'
Talmud ftells, 'Welcome Natalie *smile* =)'
Palin ftells, 'Welcome Natalie!'
Cordir gathers Natalie into her arms.
Palin beams a smile at Natalie.
Natalie shivers uncomfortably. Natalie says (in common), 'I know what is worse than spiders now'
Cordir takes a deep breath, then releases it, calling her full attention back to the chamber.
Palin says (in common), 'Are you OK after your trip to N'kai?'
Natalie says (in common), 'it was worse...'
Cordir murmurs, 'She walked in far more perilous places then N'Kai.'
Palin raises an eyebrow.
## Kennet has connected.
Cordir ftells, 'Kennet, please come to the Temple. Immediately'
Kennet arrives from the north. Kennet bows deeply. Kennet blinks.
Cordir gathers Natalie in another hug.
Kennet looks at Natalie.
Palin beams a smile at Kennet.
Kennet hugs Natalie.
Cordir says, 'Your niece has need of you, Kennet...'
Natalie squeezes Kennet fondly.
Kennet says (in common), 'how can I help?'
Cordir murmurs soothing sounds and strokes Natalie's hair.
Kennet looks slightly startled.
Natalie cries on Kennet's shoulder.
Cordir ftells, 'Kennet, Natalie, through magic gone awry, wound up in the Final Resting Place... Of the Dark One.'
Kennet ftells, '*frown*'
Kennet frowns.
Cordir ftells, 'I bartered with the Lich, but he would not release her.'
Cordir ftells, 'Until she made certain.... humiliations.... before him.'
Palin winces. Ouch!
Talmud ftells, '*wince*'
Kennet says (in common), 'it's ok, you're all right now..' Kennet pats Natalie on her back.
Natalie sniffs sadly. Natalie says (in common), 'I wouldn't do it'
Cordir ftells, 'I again bartered, asking the price for her release....'
Cordir ftells, 'We spoke, she and I....'
Kennet nods.
Cordir ftells, 'And I accepted her current 'journey' as one as fraught with danger as N'Kai... And accepted her, and brought her home.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'Only a pride-filled mortal would make a lifelong commitment to an immortal to avoid humbling themselves in an immortal's presence.'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'Natalie had planned on giving me worship later this evening, Lord Arch Lich. It was not a decision she made lightly.... merely off the timing, slightly, that we had planned.'
The Arch Lich tells Cordir, 'I am glad to have helped expedite it then. Now she has a story she can tell her children.'
Cordir tells The Arch Lich, 'Aye, Lord Arch Lich, that she does.'
Kennet nods.
Palin says (in common), 'You are very brave young Natalie'
Kennet nods.
Natalie blushes.
Cordir ftells, 'Needless to say, the Lord Arch Lich is most displeased....'
Talmud ftells, '*nod*'
Kennet says (in common), 'he often is'
Natalie ftells, 'I hope I did not anger him too much....'
Palin says (in common), 'You have my deepest respect'
Palin bows before Natalie.
Cordir says, 'Natalie.....'
Natalie tries to steady her hands. Natalie looks at you.
Cordir says, 'I fear for your safety, should you not walk carefully. He is much angered.' Cordir smiles quietly. Cordir says, 'But I will bear his rage.'
Cordir reaches up and strokes Natalie's hair. Cordir says, 'You are worth it, little one.'
Natalie smiles slightly. Natalie says (in common), 'I have the quest items still'
Cordir murmurs, 'I only pray your father will forgive me.'
Kennet looks up, startled. Kennet looks at Cordir.
Natalie says (in common), 'It is not his concern M'lady. Nor do you need forgiveness in the matter'
Kennet looks at Cordir.
Cordir sighs softly. 'You know my mind on that, Natalie... he is your sire, and it is against his will.... but you are a woman grown, now...' Cordir looks at Natalie, the hint of tears making her eyes shimmer.
Palin says (in common), 'I don't think there is a girl alive that has not gone against her fathers wishes at one point in her life...'
Natalie says (in common), 'I can't go against what I do not know...'
Kennet says (in common), 'we all walk our own path'
Palin says (in common), 'It is a part of life...and growing up'
Cordir nods in recognition to Palin.
Kennet says (in common), 'and the one my brother chose long ago is one fraught with peril and sadness'
Cordir says, 'My Apprentice... you speak wisely...'
Cordir nods in recognition to Kennet. Cordir says, 'Aye, Kennet'
Who gives worship to Cordir:
Min [ Ma: 2 Wa:18 Th:27 ] Kennet: Wolf of Fenris, Seer of Fate
Hum [ Ma:21 Wa:22 ] Palin D'henoke, Webweavers Apprentice, Seer of Fate
Hel [ Wa: 5 Cl: 9 ] Natalie D'Augustine, Priestess of Aralene.
Elf [ Wa:13 Ma:15 Th:15 ] Talmud, Servant of Fate.
Elf [ Th:16 Ma:17 Ra:11 ] Ananasi Aleitros, journeying weaver [Fate]
Talmud ftells, 'Is everything alright, then?'
Cordir ftells, 'Natalie is safe here in the Temple. What may come later... none can say.'
Natalie nods.
### Clue killed by The Grand Mistress of Magic at the Entrance to the Shadow Grove
### Clue has fallen to level 28.
### [Redrum tells Clue (in common), 'comfort']
Whitehawk gossips (in common), 'ick clue what happened?'
Cordir tells Clue, '*comfort* Oh, Clue.... '
Cordir ftells, 'She had planned to join us... this simply... precipitated things'
Cordir blushes. Cordir says, 'I forget myself...'
Clue tells Cordir (in old-common), 'Grand Mistress blinded, slept, etc'
Natalie says (in common), 'M'lady...'
Cordir says, 'I normally have a pattern to such things...'
Kennet nods in recognition to Cordir. Kennet says (in common), 'this little one seems to have another problem. Don't you agree?'
Cordir says, 'An over abundance of items? And a lack of a Covenant?'
Kennet looks at Natalie.
Natalie giggles.
Palin smiles happily.
Kennet nods.
l in yochlol
Bag made from yochlol hide contains:
(Purple Aura) (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen
get ward yochlol
Cordir get (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen from bag made from yochlol hide.
Cordir says, 'I've been carrying this for weeks... HOping that you would join us.'
Natalie says (in common), 'really?'
Cordir says, 'It has lain here next to my heart, waiting for you.'
Natalie blushes.
Cordir gives (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen to Natalie.
Heman questions (in gnomish), 'how can i worship you?'
Natalie stops using the Platinum Pin of Survival.
Natalie wears (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen as a decoration.
who 70
2 players.
Hum [ Demigoddess ] Cordir An-Shalach, Lady of Fate, Webmistress
Hum [ Demigoddess ] Rhina emerges, wincing.
### Whitehawk killed by the mercury dragon at Mercury Dragon's Lair
Natalie shivers uncomfortably.
Kennet gets a small lyre from an egg casing.
Kennet stops using a shiny bit of green glass.
Kennet holds a small lyre in his hands.
Kennet says (in common), 'Milady, if you would permit me?'
Natalie beams a smile at Kennet.
Cordir nods. Cordir says, 'Of course'
Kennet plays a soft song of days gone by... the melody weaving and intertwining with itself.
Natalie prays (in common), 'Thank you for saving me M'lady.'
The room seems to lighten a bit.... the miasma of darkness receding....
Cordir smiles at Natalie. Cordir ftells, 'My delight and pleasure, Natalie.'
Cordir smiles at the music, and begins to hum along.
Palin says (in common), 'You are quite the musician Kennet'
Kennet grins, and plays faster.. the tune becomes one of struggle.
Kennet taps his foot to the time, the tune reaches a crescendo!
Cordir claps in time to the tune.
Natalie smiles happily.
Kennet grins, and the melody slows, fading to a whisper.
Ananasi ftells, 'another 2nd attack imp *bounce*'
Kennet ftells, 'grats :)'
Talmud ftells, '*grin* *clap*'
Natalie smiles happily.
Palin smiles happily.
Natalie tells Cordir (in common), 'oops'
Kennet looks at you, and plays a final, triumphant note.
Cordir claps at Kennet's performance.
Palin says (in common), 'Well done Kennet'
Cordir claps at Kennet's performance.
Kennet stops using a small lyre.
Natalie claps at Kennet's performance.
Palin claps at Kennet's performance.
Natalie smiles happily.
Cordir smiles at Kennet.
Natalie looks at Cordir.
Kennet blushes.
Kennet puts a small lyre in a holstered belt.
Natalie says (in common), 'I do hope I did not put you in too much trouble.'
Cordir says, 'I?'
Natalie nods.
Cordir says, 'Nay, Natalie...You are no bother.... And it was a risk I was willing to take. And would take again.'
Natalie says (in common), 'do you wish those items?'
Cordir says, '(afk one sec...)'
Natalie nods.
Cordir says, 'And Yes, I will...'
Natalie shivers uncomfortably.
Cordir says, 'A moment, please, however.'
Natalie nods. Natalie says (in common), 'I am chilled to the bone.' Natalie looks at Kennet.
Cordir gestures, and the room brightens considerably, the flames shifting to golden yellow.
Palin's eyes glaze over. Palin stands up.
The chamber warms, and the spiders creep into the deepest shadows, where they are not visible.
Whitehawk gossips (in common), 'anyone good with mucury dragons may i have a tell please'
Natalie smiles happily. Natalie cozy's up to the warmth.
The flames reach out and caress their Brother, Palin.
Palin says (in common), 'Ahhh'
Cordir ftells, '(afk one sec... gotta tend to my sweetie)'
Ananasi ftells, 'smile'
Talmud ftells, '(nod) =)'
Kennet shivers and cranes his neck down, trying to look at his neck.
Palin says (in common), 'warmth'
Kennet stretches his neck out towards you, 'Is this thing moving again?'
Natalie says (in common), 'what thing?'
Kennet looks at Kennet.
Natalie looks at Kennet.
Natalie gasps in astonishment. Natalie says (in common), 'ICK'
Kennet says (in common), 'my Covenant'
Palin looks at Kennet.
Natalie shivers uncomfortably. Natalie says (in common), 'that startled me'
Talmud arrives from the north. Talmud smiles happily. Talmud bows deeply.
Palin says (in common), 'It is moving Kennet'
Kennet tilts his head curiously. Kennet nods.
Talmud beams a smile at Natalie.
Kennet beams a smile at Talmud.
Talmud rests.
Natalie looks at hers. Natalie shivers uncomfortably.
Kennet holds his hands up, 'nothing up my sleeves...'
Palin withdraws from the flames.
Palin rests.
(End Scene)

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