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Tirayel joins the Chosen of Fate

7/17/00
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.

Nyx appears out of nowhere.

Nyx says (in common), 'Ack'.

Noctus appears out of nowhere.

Cordir says, 'get her back here'.

Nyx says (in common), 'Summon her noctus'.
Nyx leaves north.

Noctus utters the words, 'summon'.
Noctus utters the words, 'summon'.
Tirayel arrives suddenly.

Nyx arrives from the north.

Tirayel bows deeply.

Cordir smiles quietly.
Nyx smiles happily.

Nyx bows deeply.

Tirayel smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'That was almost quite bad.'

Noctus says (in common), 'you were too far'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I stopped at the end of the path...'
Nyx says (in common), 'I meant the Mural path'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'Perhaps going a little too far is typical of me..'
Tirayel looks at Nyx.
Cordir says, 'Shadow, what brings you here to dark N'Kai?'.

Nyx says (in common), 'This time? To watch another join the Chosen...'

Cordir says, 'And whom do you bring before me?'.

Tirayel smiles happily. Tirayel looks at Cordir.

Nyx says (in common), 'A young elf finding her way in the world...I would like to sponsor Tirayel into the Chosen.'

Cordir nods and says, 'And you, Noctus.. why stand you here before me?'.

Tirayel bows deeply and gracefully before the Goddess.
Tirayel looks at Noctus.

Noctus says (in common), 'I stand before you to support Tirayel in her quest and to guide her into our ranks'.

Cordir pauses a moment, and thinks. Cordir says, 'Thank you.'
Cordir says, 'Tirayel, there is a quest for entry into the Chosen of Fate... have you completed it?'.

Tirayel thanks Noctus heartily.
Noctus smiles happily.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I have my Lady.'
Cordir says, 'I see you have reached the required levels...'
Tirayel says (in elven), 'Would you like to see the tokens of my journey?'.

Cordir says, 'Yes, please... drop them upon the floor and name their origin.'
Tirayel says (in elven), 'Have you read my history in the Web?'.

Tirayel gets a handful of raspberries from a mage's spellbook.
Tirayel drops a handful of raspberries.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'A taste of Home'.

Tirayel gets a red lobster from a mage's spellbook.
Tirayel drops a red lobster.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'and of the Port to the wider world'.

Tirayel gets a song book from a mage's spellbook.
Tirayel drops a song book.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'Songs sung in fair Nydia, land of romance'.

Noctus grins neutrally.

Tirayel gets a spear from a mage's spellbook.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'This finely crafted spear was a vigorous gift from the Red Guard of New Aaran'.
Tirayel drops a spear.

Tirayel gets a bottle of Randol's best from a mage's spellbook.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'This wine is from the vineyards near Emdeville, where I sat with the Poetess Cistara'.
Tirayel drops a bottle of Randol's best.

Tirayel gets a plantain from a mage's spellbook.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'This plantain, wrapped in leaves, was dipped in the Clan Pool of Skull Top'.
Tirayel drops a plantain.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'They are not as alien, nor as ugly, as I had been lead to believe'.

Tirayel gets steak made from Ancient from a mage's spellbook.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I found evidence of grim violence in the Lineatho valley camp'.
Tirayel drops steak made from Ancient.

Tirayel gets a beautiful orchid from a mage's spellbook.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'And a kind strom Giant, Anatole the Dreamwalker brought me this from the Isles'.

Tirayel drops a beautiful orchid.

Cordir nods and says, 'Unless my senses have left me, that is eight tokens.'

Tirayel smiles happily and nods.

Cordir says, 'The Web is currently being fussy and has not yet delivered your history - but with your assurance it was sent... I shall deal with the messenger another time. Have you helped those new to the Realm for a year and a day?'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'You have my word of honor'.

Nyx smiles happily. Nyx bows deeply.
Nyx gets a clear red potion from an egg casing.
Nyx gets a clear red potion from an egg casing.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I have enjoyed that more than I had hoped!'.
Noctus smiles happily.
Nyx waves happily.

Cordir says, 'Shadow, You have my leave to depart.'
Nyx quaffs a clear red potion. Nyx invokes recall magic. Nyx disappears.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'Many of the young are clever and keen! Dwarvenheld is a particular gem!'.
Cordir says, 'My Shadow was called abruptly from the Outrealm.'

Tirayel nods.

Cordir nods and says, 'And Geasa... have you selected three oaths to bind yourself with forever?'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I have been living already by these vows, to try them on for size. They are more than three, but lead my heart...The vows are in three parts, but have more than three strictures. Will you hear them?'.

Cordir says, 'I will.'

Noctus is all ears.

Tirayel says (in elven),'By my Eye, and for the Wyrm: I will become the Student of Fate. I will purify my body with a vegetarian diet. I will spend a quarter of my practices on Old Thoras until I have mastered the language'.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I will study the ways of the Realm in my Dreams, reading at least one help file when I sleep'.
Tirayel says (in elven), '' To learn is to teach: I will approach every young mage or elf I see to offer advise and assistance'.
Cordir nods.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'By my Ear and for the Weaver: I will become the Agent of Fate. The Day comes when we will have need of those who may support us. I will seek to build ties with like-minded followings and worthy unaligned characters'.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I will report what I learn to the Ordained'.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I will refuse no request to dance, save from the diseased'.

Cordir nods.
Noctus smiles happily.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'By my Hand and for the Wyld: I will become the Weapon of Fate.'
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I will learn the ways of Nash, walking this Ranger's path'.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I will walk without fear in every land of this Realm'.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I will learn the ways of combat with Adventurers, strictly observing the Lady's rules on killing'.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I will enchant the weapons of Neutrals and the Young whenever asked'.

Cordir nods.

Noctus utters the words, 'bless'.

Tirayel bows low.

Cordir smiles quietly.
Cordir says, 'Tirayel, not since my Brother, Saran, swore Oath have I heard such an extensive Binding of Geasa. I am well proud of your choices.'

Noctus is very impressed.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'They lift me as much as they bind me. They are in the Web to you.'

Cordir gestures, and a small black spider creeps from the shadows.
As the spider approaches, it grows in size until it reaches Her side, enormous.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'If you think I should take less, name what you will'.

Cordir says, 'I _never_ suggest fewer Geasa...' Cordir smiles wryly.

Tirayel looks intently at the spider.

Adso ftells, 'may i get a sanct please m'lady?'.
Cordir utters the words, 'Sanctify'.
Tirayel nods.
Tirayel smiles happily.
Adso ftells, 'and a bless :)'.
Adso ftells, 'please'.
Cordir utters the words, 'Bless'.
Cordir turns to the spider.
Cordir says, 'Guardian, take these Geasa and craft them into the Pattern, weaving them for all time.'

The spider dips its thorax in a bow.

Tirayel nods.
Tirayel bows to the spider.

Cordir says, 'Tirayel...'
Adso ftells, 'thanks :) got the key finally'.

Cordir says, 'You have offered service, tokens, and geasa...The web holds your tale of your life...And before me this day, Noctus and Nyx have named themselves your sponsors.'

Tirayel bows deeply and looks around.
Noctus bows deeply.

Cordir lifts one small hand, and it alights with an indigo flame.
Cordir envelopes the room with fire!

Cordir says, 'Tirayel... you have spoken of your desire... If it is truly within your heart to accept the bindings you have spoken, and My Codes and Dictates... I ask you to kneel before Me.'

Tirayel falls to her knees as one struck down, a marionette held only by its back string.

Cordir says, 'Give me your hands, Tirayel.'

Tirayel's hands rise as if of their own accord to nestle between the Hands of the Lady.

Noctus ftells, 'dantareth is gathering onfo on me'.
Cordir utters the words, 'Improved Invisibility'.
Noctus fades out of existence.
Noctus smiles happily.

Cordir holds Tirayel's hands between her own in the age old gesture of accepting fealty.

Cordir says, 'Tirayel, do you swear to obey my Codes and Dictates?'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I so swear My Lady'.

Cordir says, 'Tirayel, do you swear you will obey the lawfully given instructions of the Immortals of this Realm?'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I obey them now and ever shall'.

Cordir says, 'Tirayel, do you swear you will obey the lawfully given instructions of my Ordained, now and those in the future whom I choose?'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I will take the Voice of your Ordained as your own.'

Cordir nods and says, 'Then I ask you now, one final time... is it your true wish to join your life with the Chosen of Fate.'

Noctus holds his breath.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'My life has been joined with the Chosen from before I began this life'.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'I would have you weave my thread with theirs more fully. I beg you acceptance.'

Cordir says, 'Then give me your oath...'

Noctus smiles happily.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I am Yours, heart and Soul, Lady'.

Noctus shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Tirayel now worships Cordir!
Cordir has accepted Tirayel into the Chosen of Fate!

Tirayel is so excited that she cheers just for the hell of it.

Cordir ftells, 'Welcome, Tirayel!'.

Noctus showers Tirayel with confetti!

Tirayel beams with joy.

Cordir smiles quietly.

Noctus ftells, 'welcome tirayel'.
Adso ftells, 'Greetings Tirayel :)'.

Noctus gets an immaculately beautiful long stem rose from an egg casing.
Noctus gives an immaculately beautiful long stem rose to Tirayel.

Tirayel hugs the invisible Noctus.
Tirayel bows deeply.

Cordir says, 'Now... lets go home.'

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.

Cordir utters the words, 'Summon'.
Tirayel arrives suddenly.
Cordir utters the words, 'Summon'.
Noctus arrives suddenly.

Tirayel smiles happily.

Cordir smiles quietly.

Noctus bows deeply.

Noctus ftells, 'emote points at the Covenant'.
Adso ftells, 'hehe'.
Noctus ftells, 'ehm'.
Noctus ftells, 'hehe'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'eh?'.

Nyx ftells, 'hello, all'.
Cordir ftells, 'oh, i haven't forgotten it, Noctus....'
Cordir ftells, 'I was waiting for My Shadow'.
Adso ftells, 'hi nyx'.
Noctus ftells, 'ah ok'.
Noctus ftells, 'Hi Nyx :)'.

Cordir says, 'Tirayel, each of my folk are marked with a Ward'.

Tirayel nods.

Adso arrives from the north.

Nyx arrives from the north.

Cordir ftells, 'is there any way Abender could be brought into the temple?'.

Nyx smiles happily.
Nyx bows before Cordir.

Adso bows before Tirayel.

Nyx says (in common), 'That would be up to Nocuts'.

Noctus ftells, 'i could summon him in'.
Nyx ftells, 'I'm still out of summon scrolls.'
Nyx ftells, 'Or a portal with Adso'.

Cordir says, 'everyone follow me, please.'

Tirayel follows Cordir.

Nyx raises an eyebrow.
Noctus follows Cordir.

Nyx says (in common), 'Are we allowed?'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'follow, not group'.
Nyx follows Cordir.

Cordir wakes Adso.

Cordir ftells, 'follow me, please, adso'.

Adso follows Cordir.

Cordir utters the words, 'sanctuary'.
Adso is surrounded by a white aura.

Cordir utters the words, 'sanctuary'.
Tirayel is surrounded by a white aura.

Cordir utters the words, 'sanctuary'.
Nyx is surrounded by a white aura.

Cordir utters the words, 'sanctuary'.
Noctus is surrounded by a white aura.

[Cordir leads the group to the Storytelling Amphitheatre]
The Storytelling Amphitheater
[Exits: west]
Adso arrives from the west.
Tirayel arrives from the west.
Noctus arrives from the west.
Nyx arrives from the west.

Abender arrives from the west.

Adso rests.

Abender bows before Cordir.

Adso bows before Abender.
Cordir smiles at Abender.
Abender flourishes his cloak and bows deeply before you.

Tirayel bows before Abender.
Noctus bows before Abender.

Cordir says, 'Tirayel, the last aspect to the joining ceremony...is the acceptance of a Ward...'

Tirayel gives a handful of raspberries to Abender.
Abender eats a handful of raspberries.
Abender thanks Tirayel heartily.
Cordir says, 'It is placed upon your flesh for eternity, marking you as one of Mine. Are you willing to accept this Ward?'.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I eagerly await it'.

Cordir nods.

Cordir withdraws a black raven quill feather from a bag of Nyx hide.
Cordir draws the quill slowly and deliberately over Her left palm.
Blood flows forth in a glittering stream.

Adso winces. Ouch!

Tirayel gasps in astonishment.

Noctus winces. Ouch!

Cordir turns to her Shadow.

Nyx removes the glove from his right hand.
Nyx holds out his hand, palm up.

Cordir lightly slashes the palm of Her Shadow's hand.
Three drops of blood well forth and fall to join the pool in Her hand.
Cordir nods in recognition to Nyx.
Nyx closes his hand.
There is a flash of light. When he opens it again, it is healed.
Cordir turns to Her Destined.

Abender bows before the Lady.

Abender stops using a pair of iron gauntlets.
Abender extends his hand.
Cordir lightly slashes the Stormreaver's palm with the quill.
Abender nods.

Three drops of blood well forth, and fall to join the pool in the Lady's hand.

Cordir says, 'Immortal, Ordained, Destined. The three aspects of the family within the Chosen.'

Tirayel shudders from the sheer thought of it.

Cordir dips the quill in the blood, and blends them.

The sanguine fluid glows slightly, indigo and blue.

Cordir takes a deep breath.
Cordir says, 'Bare the spot you wish the Ward placed.'

Tirayel says (in elven), 'I would wear it with pride, on my very face'.

Cordir nods and says, 'Where, exactly?'.

l tirayel
Light dapples dimly among the mossy trunks in this ancient forest.
You see a pair of golden eyes staring sharply at you.
Stepping down from a shaded bole (or was that floating?)
this hooded figure glowers at first, but eases into a faintly bitter smile.
A short dancer's bow and spreading of open hands
reveal dark rich materials and exotic hides,
well tailored but spattered and worn with travel,
and a pair of weapons with well-worn grip and hilt:
a dark humming crossbow and ancient long-sword.
Flickering traceries of light play about her fingers.
A silver star shines defiantly from the brow beneath the hood,
and indigo eyes shot with dark gold and sea-blue smolder guardedly.
High elven cheeks are brightly lit by a sunbeam as she leans toward you.
"How have you been?" she asks. We will be talkng about you.
"Care to dance?" she suggests. Perhaps the talking will wait.
And yet she too is still waiting, marking the miles and years on a road
toward reunion with wonder.
Tirayel has a special twinkle in her eye.
Tirayel is in perfect health.

Cordir dips the quill, and nods.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'Yes, please. A web from my third eye outward'.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'forehead, that is.'

Cordir steps close to Tirayel, and begins to sketch the Ward upon Tirayel's forehead.
You feel a flash of pain.

Tirayel represses a wince.

Cordir steadies Her hand and continues.

Tirayel holds *very* still.

Cordir swiftly creates the sinuous lines and arcs of the ward across Tirayel's face.
The lines glow as they form.
Abender says (in common), '.. breathe, Tirayel.. breathe though it..'
Tirayel begins to breath again.
Cordir completes the Covenant, and nods.
Cordir creates (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen out of thin air!
Cordir gives (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen to Tirayel.
Tirayel wears (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen as a decoration.

Tirayel eyes widen in wonder.

Noctus shows his approval by clapping his hands together.
Noctus is so excited that he cheers just for the hell of it.
Noctus is so excited that he cheers just for the hell of it.

Nyx nods.
Noctus is so excited that he cheers just for the hell of it.

Tirayel looks around at the World as if it were new.

Cordir smiles quietly.
Tirayel bows before Nyx.

Cordir says, 'Welcome.'

Tirayel bows before Abender.
Tirayel bows before Cordir.

Noctus says (in common), 'Yes Welcome'.

Adso says (in common), 'could i have one too lease?'.

Tirayel is so excited that she cheers just for the hell of it.

Adso says (in common), 'mine has wandered again'.
Adso rolls his eyes.

Nyx gets a dark crystal chalice from the shadows.
Nyx utters the words, 'create water'.
Nyx puts a dark crystal chalice in the shadows.

Tirayel says (in elven), 'Thank you all! My Heart is so full'.

Adso stops using golden dragonscale sleeves.
Cordir turns to Adso and lays Her hand gently upon his arm.
Adso whimpers.
There is a flash of indigo light, and his Covenant reforms.

Adso smiles happily.
Cordir withdraws Her hand.
Cordir creates (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen out of thin air!
Cordir gives (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen to Adso.
Adso wears (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen as a decoration.

Abender wears a pair of iron gauntlets on his hands.

Noctus smiles happily.

Adso wears golden dragonscale sleeves on his arms.

Cordir says, 'Welcome, Thrice welcome, Tirayel'.
Tirayel laughs.

Cordir laughs softly.
Tirayel says (in elven), 'Thank you all again!'.

Noctus gives a bottle of champagne to Tirayel.

(End scene)

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