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An Alchemist Joins The Chosen



1/29/00
Deamhan arrives from the south.
Khorlan arrives from the south.
Cordir smiles quietly
Deamhan kisses Cordir.
Khorlan bows before Cordir.
Cordir says, 'How fare you, gentlemen?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'Good'
Deamhan says (in common), 'Very well, love'
Cordir says, 'Welcome.'
Khorlan says (in common), 'Thank you'
Cordir says, 'Shall we?'
Deamhan grins neutrally.
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.
Khorlan appears out of nowhere.
Deamhan appears out of nowhere.
Cordir takes a deep, calming breath.
Cordir says, 'Welcome to N'Kai.'
Deamhan tells Cordir (in common), 'I take it I should behave myself and not distract you? *quick glance at a certain spot, wicked smile*'
Khorlan says (in common), 'I have never been here before'
Cordir says, 'The Triat created this place'
Khorlan nods.

Cordir says, 'as a testing ground for the faithful. Much was sacrificed in its creation... Lives, names, identities...'
Khorlan nods.
Cordir says, 'It is not a kind place, nor a gentle place. But it is a neccessary place, providing the anvil upon which bodies and souls can be forged. I ask Petioners to come here as an act of faith... Death is a real possibility here.'
Khorlan nods.
Cordir says, 'And one cannot truly embrace Life without a sure and full knowledge of Death as well. In many ways, Lord Thaygar was Death Incarnate... Just as I am Life Incarnate.'
Khorlan nods.
Cordir says, 'With His Passing from the Realm... I am the sole Immortal representative of the Triat.' Cordir smiles quietly.
Cordir says, 'Currently.'
Khorlan grins wickedly.
Cordir says, 'What the future holds, only Fate will reveal.'
Khorlan nods.
Cordir says, 'I ask you, Khorlan, is it your intent and wish to join the Chosen of Fate, forsaking all other paths?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'It is'
Cordir says, 'Tell me, Khorlan... What does honesty mean to you?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'It means If you make a mistake, That you own up to it, and are prepared to work to fix any harm you have done'
Cordir says, 'and in your words to others? What there?'
(A long pause)
Cordir arches an eyebrow inquisitively.Cordir says, 'Khorlan?'
(another long pause)
Cordir says, 'Khorlan? Have we lost you?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'Honesty is a Virtue, That we must all strive to achieve, for If we are honest in our words and actions. The only good things can become us'
Khorlan says (in common), 'ACK!!!'
Khorlan says (in common), 'Lag'
Khorlan says (in common), '2minutes and counting'
Khorlan sighs loudly.
Deamhan comforts Khorlan.
Khorlan grumbles.
Cordir says, 'And Courage... What does that mean to you?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'Courage, Does not mean that you don't fear anything. It means That you are prepared to face you fears, to meet them head on. To learn more of them so that they may be a fear no more. Courage is when you try achieve something, even though you realise if you fail, you may lose much.'
Cordir says, 'And Honor?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'Honor for me is meaning what i say. Doing what I promise. '
Cordir says, 'And do you feel you have these qualities?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'Yes I do, although I admit sometimes I find it hard to face some of my fears'
Cordir gestures and a glittering spider web appears.
From upon the web, a small black spider creeps down to the stone floor.
Cordir gestures at the spider.
Cordir says, 'This is Guardian...'
Khorlan nods.
Cordir says, 'She bears witness to the Geasa of all Chosen.'
Cordir says, 'Khorlan, do you swear that you have served the young of this realm for the span of a year and a day?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'Yes I swear'
Cordir says, 'I have long since receieved the tale of your life.. and found it pleasing.'
Khorlan nods.
Cordir says, 'And you far exceed 10th level.'
Khorlan grins wickedly.
Cordir says, 'Have you wandered the land and gained tokens from eight of the cities of your home continent?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'I have. I believe that the people make the land. But i was unable to fit the firste dwarf into my bags'
Cordir says, 'Then please drop them on the floor, one by one, identifying the origin of each'
Khorlan says (in common), 'err first'
Khorlan says (in common), 'So i have taken a steak instead (Much more portable)'
Cordir says, 'and besides, Tynian would be a bit annoyed if you stuffed him in a bag.'
Khorlan grins wickedly and says (in common), 'Firstly I took a token from my hometown Safehaven'
Khorlan gets steak made from bartender from an egg casing.
Khorlan says (in common), 'I caught him selling to minors'
Khorlan drops steak made from bartender.
Cordir gasps in horrified shock.
Deamhan chuckles, evidently amused.
Cordir ftells, 'deamhan, if you would sac each..'
Cordir ftells, 'that way, I won't have to burn them all.'
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from bartender to Cordir.
Cordir nods in recognition to Deamhan.
Khorlan says (in common), 'I then journeyed to Nydia'
Khorlan gets steak made from nurse from an egg casing.
Khorlan says (in common), 'I cought her supplying morphine to the mayor'
Khorlan shakes his head.
Khorlan drops steak made from nurse.
Cordir says, 'shocking.'
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from nurse to Cordir.
Khorlan nods.
Khorlan says (in common), 'the mayor managed to run away'
Deamhan chuckles, evidently amused.
Khorlan says (in common), 'Then i made a trek to emdeeville. Now i'm not sure what it is about these halflings... but i ran into these guys while i was there'
Khorlan gets steak made from Sargent from an egg casing.
Khorlan gets steak made from Feggestad from an egg casing.
Khorlan gets steak made from Coeur from an egg casing.
Khorlan drops steak made from Coeur.
Khorlan drops steak made from Feggestad.
Khorlan drops steak made from Sargent.
Deamhan snickers softly.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from Sargent to Cordir.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from Feggestad to Cordir.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from Coeur to Cordir.
Khorlan says (in common), 'being in the mood for disciplining thieves'
Cordir grins.
Khorlan says (in common), 'I found another in emdeeville for my token'
Khorlan gets steak made from halfling thief from an egg casing.
Khorlan drops steak made from halfling thief.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from halfling thief to Cordir.
Khorlan says (in common), 'I then went to Cillidellia'
Khorlan gets steak made from Nube from an egg casing.
Khorlan drops steak made from Nube.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from Nube to Cordir.
Khorlan says (in common), 'then it was to kuroth'
Khorlan gets steak made from old knight from an egg casing. Khorlan drops steak made from old knight.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from old knight to Cordir.
Khorlan says (in common), 'and then to war'loove. Strange place. I thought she'd be easy!!'
Khorlan gets steak made from young female shopkeeper from an egg casing.
Khorlan says (in common), 'but i was wrong'
Khorlan drops steak made from young female shopkeeper.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from young female shopkeeper to Cordir.
Khorlan says (in common), 'all of these mobs conned either death or punk or laughs to me'
Deamhan laughs.
Khorlan says (in common), 'I couldn't just have a massacre'
Khorlan grins wickedly.
Khorlan says (in common), 'next i went to Aran, where I _thought_ about taking on the commander'
Cordir says, 'I believe we'd discussed that at one point, didn't we?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'hmm?'
Cordir says, 'if you were gathering steaks not items, they were to be tough mobs.'
Khorlan says (in common), 'no I don't think so'
Cordir says, 'I vaguely recall a conversation taking place about that.' Cordir pauses and thinks a moment. Cordir says, 'Perhaps not.'
Khorlan says (in common), 'I decided it all by myself :) Anyway.. Deciding he had a little too much help, I took out one of his bodyguards
Khorlan gets steak made from bodyguard from an egg casing.
Khorlan drops steak made from bodyguard.
Dakkon appears out of nowhere.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from bodyguard to Cordir.
Dakkon says (in common), 'heh'
Dakkon is flapping his arms (and looking rather silly).
Dakkon bows deeply.
Deamhan chuckles at Dakkon's joke.
Dakkon utters the words, 'fly'
Dakkon now can fly.
Cordir says, 'Hello, Dakkon'
Dakkon leaves north.
Dakkon arrives from the north.
Khorlan grins wickedly.
Deamhan says (in common), 'Do you know the way?'
Dakkon says (in common), 'whody'
Dakkon says (in common), 'howdy'
Dakkon bows deeply.
Dakkon leaves north.
Deamhan shrugs.
Khorlan says (in common), 'and finally, I went to Lineoth valley. I killed clerk there. She was laughs. But her ghost was death :('
Cordir winces.
Khorlan says (in common), 'I almost died here'
Deamhan says (in common), 'whee'
An acrid cloud passes by you.
Khorlan says (in common), 'after finishing the ghost and collecting the steak...I decided that "a clerk" isn't really very hometown specific'
#### Dakkon has successfully killed a mobmastery target for level 49.
Khorlan gets steak made from clerk from an egg casing.
Khorlan drops steak made from clerk.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from clerk to Cordir.
Khorlan says (in common), 'so i got a young female dwarf on the way out'
Khorlan gets steak made from female dwarf from an egg casing.
Khorlan drops steak made from female dwarf.
Deamhan sacrifices steak made from female dwarf to Cordir.
Cordir smiles wryly. Cordir says, 'You have been most... thorough. And diligent.'
Khorlan says (in common), 'I try :>'
Cordir says, 'then the only item that remains is your Geasa.'
Khorlan nods.
The spider crawls a bit closer to you.
Cordir says, 'Speak that which you would be bound by.'
Khorlan says (in common), 'My first Geasa, Is that I will endeavour to learn as much knowledge of followings that are not more. So that I may pass that knowledge onto anyone else who requests it, with emphasis on the tigers'
Cordir nods, and smiles at the addendum.
Cordir says, 'Witnessed.'
Deamhan nods.
The spider dips its thorax in a bow.
Cordir says, 'And your second?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'My second Geasa Is That should anyone request an enchant for their weapon, whether it be through a tell or gossip, I will come to enchant their weapon for them no matter if I am half the realm away'
Cordir says, 'Witnessed.'
The spider dips its thorax in a bow.
Deamhan nods.
Cordir says, 'and the third?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'My Third Geasa Is that from now on forth I shall eat only steaks made of ravens for nourishment'
Cordir blinks.
Cordir says, 'Witnessed...'
Deamhan chuckles, evidently amused.
The spider dips its thorax in a bow.
Cordir says, 'But my sister might have words with you. As might Lord Nayr...'
Deamhan notes that the 'for nourishment' clause allows chocolate cake for pleasure.
Khorlan grins wickedly.
Khorlan was think more of he might need to eat pills everyso often ;)
Cordir chuckles, murmuring, 'Noted.'
Palmer cants, 'mmmm chocolate cake'
Deamhan chuckles at Khorlan's joke.
Khorlan grins wickedly at Deamhan.
Okk cants, 'Chocolate cake??!'
You cant, 'You snooping on me and Deamhan again, Palmer?'
### [Somewhere, Palmer points to his neck]
Cordir says, 'well then...'
Okk cants, 'Where?! '
Cordir turns to the spider, who slowly creeps back onto the web and begins weaving.
Khorlan nods.

Cordir says, 'I declare that you have completed all aspects of my Quest of Petitioning, and ask you, one last time... Is it truly your wish to bind your fate to My service, and your fellows in the Chosen, and the Realm as a whole?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'It is'Khorlan nods.
Cordir says, 'Then I ask you to kneel before me and give me your hands.'
Khorlan kneels before Cordir.
Deamhan comes to stand behind his wife's shoulder.
Khorlan raises his shaking hands to Cordir's.
Cordir takes your hands between her own, in the age-old gesture of a liege accepting an oath of fealty.
Deamhan catches your eye and winks encouragingly.
Cordir says, 'Do you, Khorlan, swear to abide My Codes and Dictates, upholding My wishes at all times?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'I do'
Cordir says, 'Do you, Khorlan, pledge to devote your lifetime to aiding those weaker than you?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'With enthusiam'
Cordir says, 'Do you, Khorlan, pledge to further your own spirit, body, and mind, never forsaking your own personal growth?'
Khorlan says (in common), 'I do'
Cordir says, 'Then, by Wyld, Wyrm, and Weaver...'
Cordir says, 'Give me your oath of Service.'
Khorlan now worships Cordir!
Cordir has accepted Khorlan intoher following!
Deamhan ftells, 'Welcome, Khorlan'
Cordir ftells, 'Welcome to the Chosen!'
Khorlan smiles happily. Khorlan ftells, 'Thank you :)'
Deamhan enthusiastically cheers Khorlan to victory. Deamhan shakes Khorlan's hand.
Khorlan bounces around.
Cordir uses your hands to lift you from your knees.
Khorlan beams a smile at Deamhan. Khorlan bows before Cordir.
Cordir says, 'There is but one thing more, Khorlan..'
Khorlan nods.
Cordir says, 'I mark all of my folk with a Ward.. Which represents the convenant made today. Your oath was not simply to me... But there is an oath given by me, to you. The mark is... Admittedly a bit painful in its crafting but I am certain you can withstand it.'
Khorlan nods. Khorlan says (in common), 'where is it placed?'
Cordir says, 'that is your choice'
Deamhan stretches out his hands to show his Ward.
Khorlan says (in common), 'I would have it on my neck where all may see'
Deamhan says (in common), 'It...does not always stay where it is put originally'
Cordir chuckles and nods in recognition to her husband.
Khorlan grins neutrally.
Cordir says, 'My Shadow, Nyx... His was placed upon his arm. It ... wandered...'
Deamhan chuckles, evidently amused. Deamhan says (in common), 'a fair ways'
Cordir says, 'and took up residence in his eyes.'
Khorlan grins neutrally.
Cordir says, 'then bare the spot, please.'
Cordir gets a black raven feather quill from a bag of Nyx hide.
Khorlan bares his neck, hoping that the vampire urges arn't too strong in deamhan.
Deamhan chuckles softly.
Cordir slashes the palm of her left hand with the steel nib of the quill.
Deamhan says (in common), 'You need not worry, Khorlan'
Khorlan nods.
Blood begins to fill Her cupped palm, glowing softly.
Deamhan says (in common), 'When the Lady and I wed, I made an oath to Kiss only her'
Cordir nods in recognition to Deamhan.
Khorlan relaxes noticeably.
Cordir says, 'In some Geasa, I am woman as much as Weaver...'
Deamhan eyes the jugular vein with a wicked grin. Deamhan says (in common), 'It doesn't mean I'm not tempted'
Khorlan grins neutrally.
Deamhan says (in common), 'But I can behave myself'
Cordir glances over her shoulder with a teasing smile.
Deamhan grins neutrally at Cordir.
Cordir says, 'I would have thought you sated, dear...'
Deamhan blinks innocently.
Cordir steps closer to you, and dips the quill in the pool of glowing blood.
Deamhan says (in common), 'Make his Ward, dear'
Cordir says, 'Ready?'
Khorlan nods.Khorlan braces himself.
Cordir begins inscribing the ward upon your skin.
There is blinding pain.
Khorlan winces. Ouch!
Cordir sketches the symbol quickly, deftly.
Cordir dips the quill back into the pool of blood.
Cordir completes the ward.
Cordir creates (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen out of thin air!
Cordir gives (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen to Khorlan.
Khorlan breathes again.
Deamhan prays, 'you have far too much fun with this, dear :)'
Khorlan stops using a tiger's feather. Khorlan wears (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen as a decoration.
Deamhan looks at Khorlan.
Khorlan smiles happily.
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**Clink** **Clink** **Clink** What was that? It sounded like glass upon glass... but you would have sworn you were alone here! With a frown, you scan the area to see who has crept up upon you unawares. A soft chuckle pulls your gaze to an area you'd already dismissed as holding no threat. A tanned, athletic fellow stands there, hands on his hips, grinning. "Gotcha!"
He seems relatively harmless, of average height and build, average armor and weapons but how harmless could he be if he crept up on you like that, despite all the noise? His waist is cinched by a wide belt, and attached to the leather are dozens of vials - some empty, some containing who-knows-what sort of mixture.
Another chuckle. He grins, and waves at you, a gesture of greeting and dismissal of himself as anything you have to be worried about. Odd his fingers are stained strange colors, as if liberally splattered by an artist's brush. "My favorite spell" he explains. He runs one fingertip over the vials, making them clink against each other. "Alchemy my favorite hobby. Can I interest you in a potion or two?" His gray eyes are hold humor but also readiness should your intents turn foul, and those hands certainly seem capable enough of wielding the twin weapons slung at his side.
Khorlan is in perfect health.
Khorlan is using:
<used as light> (Flashing) a red and green ball of light
<worn on finger> (Magical) the sparkling brass ring
<worn on finger> (Magical) the Band of the Nexus
<worn around neck> (Magical) a strange amulet
<worn around neck> (Magical) a Major Amulet of True Seeing
<worn on body> (Magical) a leather shirt
<worn on head> (Magical) (Humming) an ioun stone coronet
<worn on legs> (Magical) a pair of leather pants
<worn on feet> (Magical) a pair of studded leather shoes
<worn on hands> (Magical) a pair of padded cloth formal gloves
<worn on arms> (Magical) a pair of leather sleeves
<worn about body> (Magical) a split cape
<worn about waist> (Magical) a reinforced leather sash
<worn around wrist> (Magical) an animal hide wrist guard
<worn around wrist> (Magical) the Alchemist's Bracer
<wielded> (Magical) an ant sting
<wielded off-hand> a black swagger stick
<worn with pride> (Purple Aura) (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen
<worn with pride> (Magical) (Incandescent) The power of an Alchemist
Khorlan looks at Khorlan.
Cordir smiles quietly
Deamhan beams a smile at Khorlan.
Cordir holds her cupped palm out to her husband, and arches one brow.
Deamhan smiles at Cordir. Deamhan takes Cordir's hand in his, and drinks.
Cordir says, 'Careful love, it might be a bit more ... potent... than usual...'
Deamhan licks the small wound closed, and stands, swaying slightly.
Cordir puts the quill back in the bag of Nyx hide.
Deamhan finds his eyes slightly crossed. Deamhan says (in common), 'Er, yes...'
Khorlan grins neutrally.
Cordir ftells, 'Again, welcome, Khorlan... now you are truly marked as one of us. Shall I bring you home?'
Khorlan ftells, 'please'
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]
The Loom of the Weaver is here, coruscating with an unearthly radiance.
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Khorlan arrives suddenly.
Khorlan smiles happily.
Cordir smiles quietly
Cordir says, 'welcome to our home'
Khorlan ftells, 'what can i do for a title?'
Deamhan arrives from the north.
Cordir ftells, 'Well, your first task is this..'
Khorlan ftells, 'It is the best home in the Realm :)'
Deamhan ftells, 'Anything with 'fate' in it...'
Cordir ftells, 'there is a Chosen-Only section of my Web. (Address censored)'
Cordir ftells, 'please read it for information on titles and a variety of other issues'
Cordir ftells, 'The other thing I ask is that you read the Board notes'
Cordir ftells, 'Many of them are vitally important'
Cordir ftells, 'And last...'
Cordir ftells, 'I am VERY vain.'
Deamhan raises an eyebrow.
Khorlan ftells, '*grin*'
Cordir ftells, 'And I ask that you send me an equipment list so that I can improve what you wear, if possible.'
Deamhan snickers softly.
Cordir grins self-conciously.
Deamhan pats Cordir on her back.
Khorlan ftells, 'will do, I also have a Glut of usefull +2 eq I don't need'
(end scene)

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