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Garvax Joins The Chosen

Cave Conjoining N'Kai [Exits: north]
You are below the Sigil Draktha, near N'Kai the Black. You have no escape but to go onward, for the Barrier seals you within here just as forcefully as it does the Spawn. Bones lie scattered about, strewn above a dried pool of blood.
A Message has been scrawled on the bloody floor.
(Invis) Garvax is here.
Cordir smiles happily.
Garvax smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'Welcome to N'Kai. I'm very sorry about what happened yesterday. A bug crashed the mud'
Garvax says (in common), 'Well, that happens. Can't do anything about it.'
Cordir takes a deep breath, then releases it with a quiet smile.
Cordir says, 'This is N'Kai the Black..'
Garvax says (in common), 'i must get through here right?'
Cordir says, 'No.. Only stepping _into_ N'Kai is required. Which you have done.'
Garvax says (in common), 'ooh'
Garvax smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'N'Kai is far, far too dangerous for one of your age. Only this first chamber is asked of you.'
Garvax says (in common), 'i'm not afraid'
Cordir smiles wryly and says, 'Perhaps when you're 20th or so...'
Garvax says (in common), 'but i won't take unneccesary risk off course'
Cordir says, 'N'Kai was created by the Triat as a testing ground for people of their faith. It is a place of danger, one of challenge. I ask Petitioners to the Chosen to come here as a test of faith. There are three elements to the Triat...
The first, is the Wyrm - growth and gaining knowledge.'
Garvax nods.
Cordir says, 'The second, is the Wyld - change - somtimes forcible change. The third, is the Weaver - teaching of knowledge, honor, perseverance.'
Garvax nods.
Cordir says, 'I am an Incarnation of the Weaver in this Realm. The Chosen of Fate was created to serve the Weaver, in acts of teaching. We uphold the ideals of honor and courtesy'
Cordir says, 'Do you consider yourself to be honest?'
Garvax says (in common), 'it's always hard to say that about yourself but i never say things that aren't true, so i'm true in my words'
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'Do you have courage?'
Garvax says (in common), 'i have courage. I dare to explore and to flee as well'
Cordir grins and nods, saying, 'wise.'
Garvax says (in common), 'i think you need courage for that as well'
Cordir says, 'And honor - how do you define honor?'
Garvax says (in common), 'i think that means true in words and deeds. Loyalty is a big part of it as well for me.'
Cordir nods and says, 'Do you feel you have these qualities?'
Garvax says (in common), 'i think i do yes'
Cordir smiles happily and says, 'I think you do, too.'
Garvax smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'There is a Quest that I require of those who Petition to join the Chosen. You have completed the first - 10th level. And congratulations to you on that.'
Garvax smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'If belated.'
Garvax says (in common), 'sorry what does belated mean?'
Cordir says, 'belated means 'after the fact' 'after it happened' 'late''
Cordir says, 'I have received your character history... and updates... and enjoy them very much. That is the second item of the quest. The third, has three parts.'
Garvax says (in common), 'i hope you enjoy my story as much i do in writing it'
Cordir nods and says, 'I like it very much.'
Garvax smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'Garvax, do you swear that you have served the new and young of this Realm for a year and a day as we count time here?'
Garvax says (in common), 'yes i do'
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'And have you travelled the Realm, gathering tokens from eight of its cities?'
Garvax says (in common), 'i have them with me'
Cordir nods and says, 'The last item is the selection of Geasa. Please speak the Geasa you have chosen.'
Cordir gestures, and a glittering spider web appears.
A large spider steps down from the web.
The spider looks at you, waiting.
Garvax says (in common), 'every day i log in i will write in my diary which will appear on Lady Cordirs website'
The spider dips its thorax in a bow. * Witnessed *
Cordir nods.
Garvax says (in common), ''Garvax will id for every newbie. He'll try to id or if else wanted cast spells for three '
The spider dips its thorax in a bow. * Witnessed *
Cordir nods.
Garvax says (in common), 'Garvax will not carry bags made of other people then himself. Only his corpse will be used'
The spider dips its thorax in a bow. * Witnessed *
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'I find these Geasa acceptable...'
Garvax smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'And invite you to give me your pledge of worship!'
Garvax now worships Cordir!
Cordir has accepted Garvax into her following!
Garvax grins neutrally.
Cordir ftells, 'Welcome to the Chosen, Garvax!'
Garvax smiles happily.
Garvax ftells, 'hi all'
Nyx ftells, 'Welcome, Garvax'
Bastian ftells, 'Welcome, Garvax.'
Cordir says, 'Lets bring you to the temple...'
Garvax ftells, 'glad to be here'
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.
Within The Tapestry of Fate
[Exits: north up]
(Magical) A magical spring flows from the ground here.
The Loom of the Weaver is here, coruscating with an unearthly radiance.
(Purple Aura) Nyx is here.
Ptarchyzk is resting here.
(Purple Aura) Trakker is here.
A glimmering light appears, and expands into a shining web-like Pattern before you.
Cordir steps quietly into the room, almost unnoticed but for the glimmer around her
The Pattern fades into motes of light, scattered about the chamber.
c sum garvax
Garvax arrives suddenly.
Garvax bows deeply.
Cordir smiles happily.
Garvax smiles happily.
Nyx smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'Garvax, have you met my Ordained, Nyx?'
Garvax says (in common), 'i'm glad to be here'
Cordir says, 'I often refer to him as My Shadow.'
Garvax says (in common), 'yes i did i have spoken with him'
Nyx smiles happily.
Nyx nods.
Cordir says, 'This is Trakker... another of my followers whom I am well proud of.'
Garvax says (in common), 'met him as well'
Cordir says, 'And Ptarchyzk, who is not a member of the following, but might as well be.'
Garvax says (in common), 'he helped me'
Cordir says, 'He's family to us.'
Garvax says (in common), 'hi'
Ptarchyzk says (in common), 'I'm just temple decoration.'
Ptarchyzk snickers softly.
Nyx chuckles, evidently amused.
Garvax shakes Ptarchyzk's hand.
Nyx says (in common), 'Or decorator...'
Garvax says (in common), 'nice meeting you'
Ptarchyzk beams a smile at Garvax.
Cordir says, 'There is one last item, Garvax.'
Garvax says (in common), 'the tokens?'
Cordir gets a black raven quill pen from a bag of Nyx hide.
Cordir slashes the palm of her hand with the quill.
Blood wells up in her palm.
Cordir says, 'Shadow? May I have your hand, please?'
Nyx puts out his hand.
Cordir nicks her Ordain's palm, allowing three drops of his blood to add to the pool.
Cordir says, 'The symbol of my order is a tattoo. A Ward, which displays the covenant that we share.'
Garvax says (in common), 'hmm'
Cordir says, 'The oath you gave is not one sided. I believe that it is a responsibility on my part, as well. Where would you like the mark placed?'
Ptarchyzk says (in common), 'right smack in the middle of his forehead?'
Ptarchyzk clamps his hand over his mouth.
Cordir says, 'Thank you, Ptarchyzk, your opinion is noted.'
Garvax says (in common), 'hmm, on my left shoulder?'
Cordir nods and says, 'Then please bare the spot.'
Garvax takes of his robe and shirt.
Cordir says, 'This ... will hurt a moment.'
Garvax says (in common), 'i have no fear'
Cordir steps closer to Garvax, and dips the raven's feather quill into the Immortal and Ordained blood.
Cordir quickly and deftly inscribes the Ward upon Garvax's shoulder.
Cordir creates (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen out of thin air!
Garvax shivers uncomfortably.
Cordir smiles comfortingly, but finishes the task.
Cordir gives (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen to Garvax.
Garvax stops using the Brooch of Loth-Llorien.
Garvax wears (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen as a decoration.
Cordir smiles happily.
Garvax bows deeply.
Nyx smiles happily.
Cordir says, 'Now you are truly marked one of us.'
Garvax puts his robe and shirt back on.
Cordir says, 'Thank you, Shadow, for tarrying.'
Nyx nods.
Cordir says, 'Go with my blessing.'
Garvax shakes Nyx's hand.
From out of nowhere, it seems, shadows swirl up, billowing over the ground.
They dance and whirl around The Weaver's Shadow, obscuring him from sight.
Nyx fades out of existence.
Garvax bows deeply.
Nyx shakes Garvax's hand.
Nyx waves happily.
Nyx leaves north.
(End Scene)

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