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Flutter joins the Chosen of Fate

End of the Granite Cavern [Exits: south down]
This is the Last Bore, the tunnel that connected the Plaza to the black caverns of N'Kai. Stong winds howl here, flowing into small holes in the ground. The source of the winds is a mystery - there SHOULDN'T be any wind ... yet it rages like a storm here ...
A Marker Slab has been erected in the center of the room.
The Sigil Draktha floats in the air here, warding the cave below.
(Invis) (Red Aura) Phasing in and out of visibility, a larval polyp flies through the air.
(Translucent) (Red Aura) A pool of ichor coalesces into a small formless spawn.
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It is 10pm on Searynx the 11th, the month of the Thawing Ice, in the year 2402.
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Flutter appears out of nowhere.
The larval polyp fades into existence.
Flutter deftly moves out of the way of the larval polyp's attack.
Flutter's pierce injures the larval polyp.
The larval polyp attacks and narrowly misses Flutter.
Flutter's pierce injures the larval polyp.
The larval polyp attacks, but Flutter manages to scramble out of the way.
Flutter deftly moves out of the way of the larval polyp's attack.
Flutter curtseys gracefully to the larval polyp.
Flutter's pierce injures the larval polyp.
The larval polyp attacks, but comes nowhere close to Flutter.
Flutter utters the words, 'thunderclap'.
Flutter's thunderclap *** ANNIHILATES *** the larval polyp!
The larval polyp is DEAD!!
You hear the larval polyp's death cry.
Flutter gets 20 gold coins from the corpse of the larval polyp.
Flutter's thunderclap *** ANNIHILATES *** a formless spawn!
A formless spawn is DEAD!!
You hear a formless spawn's death cry.
Flutter gets 12 gold coins from the corpse of a formless spawn.
Nyx appears out of nowhere.
Flutter sacrifices the corpse of a formless spawn to Ivorytiger.
Flutter sacrifices the corpse of the larval polyp to Ivorytiger.
Flutter kneels before Cordir.
Flutter rests.
Cordir smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'This is the Sigil Draktha...'.
Cordir gestures downward.
l draktha
Pulsing red and black, the Sigil Draktha writhes and contorts before
you, shifting in time the magical flow sealing N'Kai below. Briefly,
the Sigil fades, and then resurges in power. The Sigil is weaker now
than it once was. One day it will fail altogether ...

Cordir says, 'I ask folk to meet here for several reasons... First, as a reminder of what our purpose truly is.. To stand as a ward, much like this Sigil, holding back the darkness.'.
Flutter nods.
Cordir says, 'Standing between terror and dispair, and the Realm as a whole. Secondly, to give strength to the Sigil itself. Oaths given here, the Covenants made, strength it. Draktha needs all the help it can get.'.
Cordir smiles wryly.
(Several larval polyps enter the chamber and attack in waves.)
Cordir says, 'Perhaps we should descend into N'Kai the Black.'.
Cordir gestures downward.
Nyx nods.
Flutter nods.
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Cave Conjoining N'Kai [Exits: north]
Flutter appears out of nowhere.
Nyx appears out of nowhere.
Flutter kneels before Cordir.
Cordir smiles quietly, drawing a slow, calming breath.
Cordir says, 'Welcome to N'Kai the Black.. A place crafted by the Will of the Triat.. A place of testing... Much was sacrificed in the creation of this place.'.
Cordir says, 'Lives.'.
Cordir says, 'Souls.'.
Cordir says, 'Names.'.
Flutter looks down at the pool of blood on the floor.
Cordir glances over at Her Shadow.
Nyx bows his head slightly.
Cordir says, 'The Triat, in their wisdom, created this place for its servants... A place to hone body, mind, spirit... Faith, perseverance, and determination. It is not a gentle, kind place. It is a place of horror. Of pain. Much like the world we live in. However, we are called as Chosen to be lights within that Realm.. within that Darkness.'.
Cordir gestures, and the indigo light around She and Her Shadow intensifies, illuminating the chamber.
Cordir says, 'Flutter, do you come here of your own will?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'I do'.
Cordir says, 'And for what purpose do you come?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'I come to seek your permission to join the Chosen'.
Gregar appears out of nowhere.
Gregar sniffs sadly.
Gregar says (in common), 'not gonne be the biggest shaman anymore'.
Cordir says, 'And Shadow... for what purpose do you appear?'.
Nyx says (in common), 'I come to sponsor Flutter...'.
Cordir says, 'Speak to me of her.'.
Nyx is rarely one of many words.
Nyx says (in common), 'She has long been a friend of mine, and a friend of the Chosen, Lady.'.
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'And does she have those three qualities I require in those who would be Chosen?'.
Cordir says, 'Has she Honesty?'.
Nyx nods.
Cordir says, 'Has she Courage?'.
Nyx thinks back to some business concerning a certain key...
Nyx grins neutrally.
Nyx nods.
Cordir says, 'And what of Honor? '.
Gregar grins neutrally.
Nyx says (in common), 'That she has, Lady'.
Nyx smiles happily.
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'And you stand as surety for her actions?'.
Nyx says (in common), 'I do, Lady'.
Cordir says, 'Very well.'.
Cordir says, 'Flutter, there is a Quest I set before all Petitioners to the Chosen of Fate... It is known to you?'.
Flutter nods and says (in common), 'It is'.
Cordir says, 'The first article of the quest..'.
Cordir smiles quietly.
Cordir says, 'You have, quite obviously, completed, being far beyond the tenth circle of rank.'
Flutter blushes.
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Cordir says, 'In fact, in true Triat form, you have done so thricely.'.
Cordir says, 'And, by your hand, I received the tale of your life..'.
Gregar whines.. no fair he's bigger than me!!!
Cordir says, 'And the words of the fortune teller....'.
Nyx ftells, 'Hush, Gregar...'.
Nyx ftells, 'And she is a she...'.
Gregar ftells, 'just joking'.
Flutter says (in common), 'one thing I think I failed to mention was that she spoke those words to me yesterday'.
Cordir says, 'Tell me... was it only Bethany's words that brought you to Me?'.
Flutter shakes her head.
Gregar does a sex check.
Gregar ftells, 'so she is'.
Flutter says (in common), 'no Lady, they merely confirmed what I already wished'.
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'My Shadow has spoken on your behalf, thus fulfilling the third requirement. The fourth, is the completion of three tasks... Have you collected tokens from eight of the cities of your home continent?'.
Flutter nods.
Flutter raises an egg casing, bulging slightly.
Flutter says (in common), 'I have'.
Cordir says, 'Would you please drop them upon the floor, naming each, its origin, and why you chose it?'.
Flutter nods.
Flutter eats an eye of cat.
Flutter gets Sting from an egg casing.
Flutter says (in common), 'Sting, stealth'.
Flutter drops Sting.
Flutter says (in common), 'from hovelton'.
Flutter says (in common), 'pardon me, perhaps I should first explain... I attempted to keep a theme in seeking out the items'.
Cordir arches an eyebrow inquisitively.
Flutter says (in common), 'they each represent traits I value'.
Nyx smiles happily.
Cordir smiles, pleased.
Flutter gets the Brooch of Loth-Llorien from an egg casing.
Flutter drops the Brooch of Loth-Llorien.
Cordir says, 'It is a pleasure to see someone put extra thought into the selection.'.
Flutter says (in common), 'second, a brooch of loth-llorien... pride'.
Flutter smiles shyly at Cordir's words.
Flutter says (in common), 'from the Half-elf camp'.
Flutter says (in common), 'third, a small drum from Og, knowledge'.
Flutter gets a small drum from an egg casing.
Flutter drops a small drum.
Cordir blinks and says, 'What was from the camp, or did I miss that?'.
Flutter blushes.
Flutter says (in common), 'the brooch'.
Cordir says, 'Ah.'.
Cordir smiles happily.
Nyx says (in common), 'I believe the elven ambassador wears one from time to time.'.
Flutter nods in recognition to Nyx.
Gregar nods in recognition to Nyx.
Flutter says (in common), 'fourth an engraved stone amulet from the Mountain of Knowledge, creativity'.
Flutter gets an engraved stone amulet from an egg casing.
Flutter drops an engraved stone amulet.
Flutter says (in common), 'fifth a sparkling gem from Thistlerock, beauty'.
Flutter gets a sparkling gem from an egg casing.
Flutter drops a sparkling gem.
Flutter says (in common), 'sixth a sword from Aaracity, strength'.
Flutter gets a sword from an egg casing.
Flutter drops a sword.
Flutter says (in common), 'seveth a bag made from beastly fido hide from Midgaard'.
Flutter gets bag made from beastly fido hide from an egg casing.
Flutter drops bag made from beastly fido hide.
Flutter says (in common), 'umm seventh I mean'.
Flutter says (in common), 'eighth a recall potion from...'.
Flutter says (in common), 'from...'.
Flutter looks slightly confused.
Flutter says (in common), 'from the Elven tree called...'.
Flutter says (in common), 'from the Elven tree city Loth-Llorien'.
Flutter blushes.
Nyx nods.
Cordir smiles happily.
Cordir nods.
Gregar grins neutrally at Flutter.
Gregar pokes Flutter in the ribs.
Cordir says, 'Flutter, I had one question...'.
Flutter drops a clear red potion.
Flutter says (in common), 'yes Lady?'.
Cordir says, 'You named The Mountain of Knowledge as a city... However, one cannot choose to reside there... Why did you chose it?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'oh dear, did I say mountain of knowledge? I didn't mean the mountain of knowledge...' She sighs loudly.
Flutter says (in common), 'and now I can't remember the name of the giant city northeast of midgaard'.
Flutter looks unhappy and starts to preen nervously.
Gregar wonders if he can give a hint.
Nyx shakes Gregar's hand.
Nyx shakes his head.
Gregar says (in common), 'not even the first letter?'.
Nyx ftells, '*mutters at the socials*'.
Flutter says (in common), 'Skorlanis'.
Gregar is so excited that he cheers just for the hell of it.
Cordir smiles at Flutter.
Flutter says (in common), 'to be honest I've only visited there once and I got a bit turned around'.
Cordir says, 'Flutter, do you swear that you have served the young of this Realm for the span of a year and a day?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'yes Lady, I have'.
Gregar says (in common), 'I must show you it some more, for 2 shamans would be a great xp zone, well if you decide to dual class'.
Cordir gestures, and the Great Pattern coalesces around you with a roar.
From within the Pattern, there is movement.
Flutter stares at the Pattern, fascinated.
A tiny spider creeps forth, delicately treading the Threads as if it were a web.
The Weaver reaches up, and plucks up the spider.
Cordir says, 'This is Guardian, the Keeper of the Geasa.'.
The spider seems to dip its thorax in a bow.
Flutter curtsies to Guardian.
Do you understand the purpose and solemnity of Geasa?
Flutter nods.
Cordir says, 'And are you prepared to bind yourself forever, swearing to abide them?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'Yes, Lady'.
Cordir nods and says, 'Then speak that by which you would be Bound.'.
Flutter nods.
Flutter whispers softly, yet loud enough so that those close can hear, 'First, self-reliance, Always slay my own ghosts myself, with no mortal aid.'
Flutter whispers softly, yet loud enough so that those close can hear, 'Second, frugality, Never keep containers that are not worn.'
Gregar looks at Flutter.
Flutter whispers softly, yet loud enough so that those close can hear, 'And third, duty, Pay my respects to my teacher, the shaman of Aaracity, every time I pass his door'.
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'Are you willing to accept a fourth?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'Gladly'.
Cordir says, 'Kindness. Grant the power of your Cloaking spell to each newbie in the guild each time you enter the Realm.'.
Flutter nods.
Cordir nods and says, 'I accept these Geasa.'.
You hear a soft voice in your mind: *Witnessed*
Cordir spreads her hands slightly, and four glowing filaments of light spring into being between them.
Flutter gets the frazzled jade fetish from an elfweave bag.
Flutter drops an elfweave bag.
Flutter sacrifices an elfweave bag to Ivorytiger.
Flutter drops an elfweave bag.
Flutter sacrifices an elfweave bag to Ivorytiger.
Flutter drops an egg casing.
Flutter sacrifices an egg casing to Ivorytiger.
Cordir steps towards the swan kneeling before her, and slowly lowers Her hands over the swan.
The strands of light swirl around the Aara, binding her.
Flutter stops trembling and lets out a soft sigh.
You feel constrained, as if something was pressing against you from all sides.
The spider slowly dips its thorax in a bow, then creeps up towards the Pattern and begins to Weave.
Cordir gestures, and the Pattern fades from your gaze, ever present, simply unseen.
Cordir says, 'Flutter... I ask you one last time...'.
Cordir says, 'Is it your true wish, un-coerced or influenced, to join the Chosen of Fate?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'Lady, it is'.
Cordir smiles quietly.
Cordir says, 'Flutter, do you swear that you will obey My Codes and Dictates always, and support your fellows in the Chosen?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'Lady, I do'.
Flutter blushes.
Flutter says (in common), 'I so swear'.
Boromir ftells, 'HI All :)'.
Gregar ftells, 'heya boromir'.
Nyx ftells, 'Hello, Boromir'.
Gregar ftells, 'yer justintime'.
Boromir ftells, 'Hi gregar :) Hi Nyx :) '.
Boromir ftells, 'just in time for? '.
Cordir says, 'Do you swear that you will obey the laws, written and implied, of this Realm, and obey the rightfully given instructions of its Immortals?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'Lady, I so swear'.
Boromir ftells, 'free meals? level 30 ts?'.
Nyx ftells, 'Ibuku needs a CR'.
Boromir ftells, ':) '.
Gregar ftells, 'NP'.
Cordir says, 'And do you swear to obey the rightfully given instructions of my Ordained Shadow, Nyx, who stands beside you, and any whom I may choose to Ordain in the future?'.
Flutter looks towards Nyx and smiles, 'Lady, I so swear'.
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'Then give me your hands.'.
Nyx ftells, 'I was going to try for a snatch and grab'.
Nyx ftells, 'Burnt clearing demon'.
Flutter raises her hands.
Nyx gets a clear red potion from an egg casing.
Cordir takes Flutter's hands between Her own in the age old gesture of a liege accepting a paxman's oath.
Cordir nods in recognition of Nyx.
Nyx quaffs a clear red potion.
Nyx invokes recall magic. Nyx disappears.
Cordir says, 'Flutter, you may give me your oath.'.
Flutter now worships Cordir!
Cordir accepts Flutter into the Chosen of Fate!
Cordir ftells, 'Welcome, Flutter!'.
Nyx ftells, 'Welcome'.
Flutter bows her head, tears streaming down her cheeks.
Gregar ftells, 'welcome flutter!!!'.
Flutter ftells, 'Hello everyone :)'.
Boromir ftells, 'Hi Flutter :) '.
Cordir gently brushes away the tears.
Flutter looks up at Cordir and smiles.
Flutter stands up.
Flutter hugs Cordir.
Flutter hugs Gregar.
Gregar hugs Flutter.
Boromir ftells, 'I missed a ceremony? *sniff* why didnt someone say something?'
Cordir smiles, startled.
Cordir ftells, 'Because you couldn't have gotten to N'Kai fast enough.'.
Cordir ftells, 'However, you CAN get to the temple to welcome her... = ) '.
Boromir ftells, '*grin* welll I cold have tried'.
Cordir says, 'Flutter, there is one last item... I mark the Covenant between you and I with a Ward.'.
Flutter nods.
Cordir says, 'It is placed upon your body, with your consent, indelibly.'.
Flutter says (in common), 'a mark of protection?'.
Cordir says, 'Do you wish it?'.
Flutter says (in common), 'I do'.
Cordir says, 'A token of the promise between us. Where do you wish it placed?'.
Flutter nods and looks thoughtful.
Flutter tilts her head forward, 'I believe there is a spot that has less feathers on it near the base of my neck...'.
Cordir says, 'Now, I cannot guarantee that it will STAY... The Covenants tend to .... wander.'.
Flutter gulps, 'does it tickle?'.
Cordir pauses a moment, and thinks.
Cordir glances over at Gregar.
Gregar says (in common), 'ntessm?'.
Cordir says, 'Would you say so, Gregar?'.
Gregar says (in common), 'oh...'.
Gregar frowns.
Gregar says (in common), 'I swear I don't intend it to'.
Cordir ftells, 'I am crafting Flutter's Covenant momentarily.'.
Nyx ftells, 'There or here?'.
Cordir ftells, 'And will do so there, as I need your presence, Shadow'.
Gregar says (in common), 'I am known to die a lot flutter'.
Flutter says (in common), 'oh...'.
Cordir blinks and says, 'Gregar, she asked if it tickles.'.
Gregar says (in common), 'I get overly brave at times and have paid for it on several occasions. oh...'.
Flutter says (in common), 'when it moves, does it tickle?'.
Gregar says (in common), 'not really'.
Flutter smiles happily.
Gregar says (in common), 'if moved by force (death) it tends to be pretty painful'.
Flutter says (in common), 'oh good'.
Flutter is very ticklish.
Gregar says (in common), 'same here, it's my achiles heel'.
Cordir nods and says, 'Very well. Then...'.
Cordir raises her hand in a graceful gesture of summoning.
A glimmering light appears, and expands into a shining web-like Pattern.
Cordir steps through the Pattern Web, disappearing from the chamber.

[Exits: north up]
The Loom of the Weaver is here, coruscating with an unearthly radiance.
(Invis) (Purple Aura) Nyx is here.
(Purple Aura) Boromir is resting here.
Flutter arrives suddenly.
Boromir bows before Cordir.
Gregar arrives suddenly.
Nyx applauds Flutter's actions.
Gregar blinks.
Gregar gasps in astonishment.
Gregar says (in common), 'thank you m'lady'.
Flutter curtseys gracefully.
Cordir gets a black raven's feather quill pen from a bag of Nyx hide.
Gregar says (in common), 'whener that happens my finger is already towards the flee recall hot key'.
Boromir ftells, '*sniff* I wanted to fly Cordir Air :) '.
Cordir slashes the palm of her left hand with the quill.
Blood wells forth, glittering.
Flutter tilts her head forward.
Cordir glances at her Ordained.
Nyx stops using a pair of studded leather gloves.
Nyx puts a palm forth.
Cordir nicks Her Shadow's palm.
Three drops of blood well forth, and slowly drip down to join the pool in Her hand.
Cordir dips the quill in the blood, and turns to Flutter.
Cordir says, 'There? Upon your neck?'.
Flutter shivers slightly, 'yes Lady'.
Gregar bows before Cordir.
Cordir regards Flutter gravely for a moment.
Cordir says, 'There will be pain.. I will not deny that. And for it, I apologize.'.
Gregar says (in common), 'it feels like a bee sting. Repeatedly'.
Flutter says (in common), 'pain can be endured, I have felt plenty of it in my life...'.
Cordir nods in recognition of Flutter and says, 'well spoken'.
Gregar says (in common), 'not nearly as bad as the copper dragons acid breath hurt ya'.
Cordir steps closer to the Swan, and redips the quill.
Cordir traces the arcs and slashing lines of the Covenant ward upon Flutter's neck.
There is blinding pain for a moment...
Flutter twitches a single feather down near her tail.
Cordir steadies her hand, and continues, finishing quickly.
Boromir watches quietly.
Cordir creates (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen out of thin air!
Cordir gives (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen to Flutter.
Flutter wears (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen as a decoration.
Cordir smiles at Flutter and says, 'Well done.'.
Boromir claps at Flutter's performance.
Boromir claps at Flutter's performance.
Boromir claps at Flutter's performance.
Boromir claps at Flutter's performance.
Nyx smiles happily.
Flutter raises her head and tries to crane her neck around to see the back of her neck.
Cordir closes Her hand.
There is a flash of indigo light.
When she reopens Her hand, only a tiny red scar remains.
Flutter smiles at Cordir.
Nyx wears a pair of studded leather gloves on his hands.
Cordir says, 'And lastly... I do ask that you forgive my vanity... And indulge me. I like my folk to be garbed well and properly. So please send me a list of what you wear. So that I can improve it where I can.'.
Flutter nods.
Flutter says (in common), 'aah that reminds me... I had something I thougth you might like'.
Cordir arches an eyebrow inquisitively.
Flutter says (in common), 'a ring that I found'.
Flutter gets the bowed platinum ring from a cloth baldric, draped over the shoulder.
Flutter says (in common), 'may I?'.
Cordir nods and says, 'Thank you for asking... I am often at capacity for my inventory.'.
Cordir examines the ring, and blinks.
Flutter says (in common), 'an.. interesting item, though not one I care to use again'.
Cordir nods. Cordir says, 'probably wise...'.
Nyx chuckles, evidently amused. Nyx says (in common), 'Oh... that.'.
Flutter giggles.
Flutter says (in common), 'I had a nervous few days wondering what I'd done wrong'.
Cordir says, 'appropriately enough, its quite heavy.'.
Cordir smiles quietly, and seats herself at the stone bench before the Loom.
Cordir says, 'Flutter, thank you for joining us.'.
Flutter wipes a single tear from her eye, 'you have no idea how much I've missed being part of a family'.
Boromir beams a smile at Flutter.
Cordir smiles peacefully.
(End Scene)

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