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Ambrose 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.

You are on Cordir's holy ground!

(Red Aura) The tooth of a flying polyp lies here.
(Invis) Ambrose is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) (White Aura) Tien is here.

Ambrose bows before Tien.

It is 1am on Zoardryn the 25th, the month of Celebration, in the year 2487.
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Cordir says, 'Welcome, Ambrose, to the Sigil Draktha. It has been a long journey for you, in more ways that one. And I am pleased that you have shown such determination to be here, at this point in your life..'.

Ambrose nods.

Cordir says, 'To stand in this holy place with Tien and I... And, if you retain the courage, to take Oath with the Chosen of Fate.'.

Cordir smiles at Ambrose.

Ambrose smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'We gather here, at the Sigil, for many reasons. But the primary one is to touch roots with the foundation of our faith. The sigil Draktha beneath your feet is a primordial force... But it, as all things, is fading.'

Tien looks at Ambrose.

Cordir says, 'We shore up the Sigil by giving our oaths here. Like it, we stand between the light and the dark.'

Ambrose stops using a sickle.
Ambrose wields a keen-edged longsword.

Cordir says, 'A glowing rune in the shadows.. A protection, a guard, a covenant.'.

Cordir says, 'Will you enter N'Kai with me?'.

Ambrose nods.

Tien leaves down.
Ambrose leaves down.

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) Ambrose is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Tien is here.

Tien says (in elven), 'doh'.

Cave Before N'Kai
[Exits: north south]
Dwarven bones litter this cave, whistling faintly in a wind that seems to blow from the north. How there is any wind in an underground cave is beyond you, but nonetheless, a faint breeze blows here, piping quietly, signifying N'Kai beyond.

Ambrose arrives from the south.

Cordir smiles happily.

Tien ftells, 'ok'.

Ambrose blushes.

Cordir nods.
Cordir gestures south.

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.

You are on Cordir's holy ground!

(Light Cyan Aura) Tien is resting here.

Tien bows deeply.

Ambrose arrives from the north.

Cordir says, 'There. Again, sanctified ground. Thank you, Tien, for making it so.'.

Tien smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'The journey to this moment in your life began with a quest, Ambrose. Have you completed the tasks set before you?'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I have Ma'Lady.'.

Cordir nods.

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Cordir says, 'I see that you have surpassed level 10...'.
Cordir says, 'Have you aided the young for a year and a day?'.

Ambrose nods.
Ambrose says (in common), 'I have. '.

Cordir says, 'Would you name one that you aided, and how?'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'Mainly one by the name of Alone.'.

Cordir smiles and nods.
Cordir says, 'I know that you have been slain many times on your journey'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I aid Alone by giveing some minor eq when I first meet him.'.

Cordir says, 'As one of the south, you are required to learn five of the cities of that continent.'.

Ambrose nods.

Cordir says, 'I know also, that your tokens were destroyed, and that you valiantly sought them again. And that a second time, you were slain, and the objects destroyed. The point of the quest is personal knowledge. If you would state the names of the cities you learned, and what object you gathered from them, that will be sufficent.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'First I learned of Kuroth, the sourthern city of the humans. From there I had gatherd a parrying dagger.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'Second The fortress of the Bull's. From there I had gathered a breast plate.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I gathered these items do to the hatered these citys bore toward my half-blood.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'Next I traveld to Safehaven and learned its streets.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I found a secret dance club under the streets and from there left with a poet's shirt.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'Then I traveled to the elven city.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'It was here that I grow hungry and lacked food badly.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'But at one place I found a stove and in that stove I found some bread.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'From there I traveld to the villiage of the halflings.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'And once again was greeted with hatered. And left that place with a reed belt to show for it.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'So I had traveled to six citys for my own knowlegde of the realm and had, had six items for Ma'Lady.'.

Cordir smiles and nods.
Cordir says, 'very well.'.

Cordir says, 'I received the tale of your life..'.
She shivers.
Cordir says, 'and bloody and sorrowful it was.'.

Ambrose frowns.

Cordir says, 'It has already joined those of the other Chosen.'.

Cordir says, 'Tien, do you stand as Ambrose's sponsor?'.

Tien says (in elven), 'yes'.

Ambrose smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'And will you accept the responsibility of teaching him and guiding him within our Order? Mentoring him much as Noctus was a mentor to you?'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'Tounges man, tounges.'.

Tien utters the words, 'tongues'.

Tien says (in elven), 'sorry ambrose'.

Tien says (in elven), 'yes, m'lady i will'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'Tis ok.'.

Cordir smiles.
Cordir says, 'Then the last, is the selection of Geasa.'.

Ambrose nods.

A rather small, shiny spider creeps out of the darkness.
Another follows it... and another...
Until the entire floor is covered in arachnids.

Ambrose says (in common), 'And prohaps the toughest of them all.'.

They pile one atop the other, forming a larger shape..
And flow, one into another, until a larger, gigantic spider is formed by their merging bodies.

Ambrose raises an eyebrow.

Cordir watches this display with a wry expression on her face.
Cordir says, 'Ever the showman, Guardian..'.

The spider-creature bows.

Cordir says, 'Guardian is the keeper of our Geasa.'.

Ambrose nods.

Cordir says, 'If you would, please... state your first Geas.'.

Ambrose nods.

Ambrose says (in common), 'First is a gease of Service. Service to the followers of Fate.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I will help teach and provide for others of the chosen in any way possable.'.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought.
Cordir says, 'This is something I expect of every Chosen. So I am not certain it is an appropriate Geas.'.

Ambrose nods.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought

Ambrose says (in common), 'As you wish.'.

Cordir says, 'Perhaps we can help craft something similiar.. for the spirit of service is exactly appropriate for a Geas. Perhaps, rather than swearing to aid the Chosen in such a fashion.. You pick a race or class or level of individuals to assist.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'Then I shall help other Half-elfs as well. For are mixed blood is frowned down apon much.'.

Cordir nods.

Cordir says, 'Perhaps an oath to offer aid to each Half Elf that you see upon entering the Realm'.

Ambrose nods.
Ambrose says (in common), 'I have it.'.

Cordir nods.

Ambrose says (in common), 'A gease of service. I shall help and provide for all half-elfs that enter the realm ontill they reach the level of 7th.'.

Cordir says, 'And your next Geas?'.

Ambrose smiles happily.
Ambrose says (in common), 'Second if a gease of prohibition'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I shall limit my eq to what is worn, one container for donations, one container for food, one container for potions/scrolls and one container for mis item'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'A strong oath.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'And third is a gease of donation.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'All items that I do not wish to carry or keep shall never be sacced but shall be placed with in the pit with in the guild.'.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought

Tien says (in elven), 'sometimes its good to sac items :>'.

Cordir says, 'what about giving them to followers?'.

Ambrose suddenly realizes his mistake and slaps himself.

Ambrose says (in common), 'Meant to put in after offering them to following as a hole.'.

Tien utters the words, 'tongues'.
Ambrose says (in common), 'Can I get two mushrooms tien.'.

Tien utters the words, 'create food'.
A Magic Mushroom suddenly appears.

Ambrose gets a Magic Mushroom.

Tien utters the words, 'create food'.
A Magic Mushroom suddenly appears.

Ambrose eats a Magic Mushroom.
Ambrose gets a Magic Mushroom.
Ambrose eats a Magic Mushroom.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought

Cordir says, 'I accept these Geasa.'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'sigh'.
Ambrose blushes.

Cordir says, 'Ambrose, would you please kneel and give me your hands?'.

Ambrose kneels before Lady Cordir and places his hand with in her's.

Cordir takes Ambrose's hands between her own in the ancient manner of a leige accepting fealty.

Cordir says, 'Ambrose, will you swear to uphold the laws of this Realm and the lawfully given instructions of its Immortals?'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I do.'.

Cordir smiles.

Cordir says, 'And will you swear to uphold my codes and dictates, and follow the lawfully given instructions of My Ordaineds and Council?'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I swear.'.

Ambrose drinks water from a bota.

Cordir says, 'And lastly, will you swear to pursue your own Fate, with a true heart?'.

Ambrose says (in common), 'I shall'.

Cordir smiles.

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

Ambrose smiles happily.
Ambrose says (in common), 'It is with great honor I take opon these oaths.'.

Tien utters the words, 'tongues'.

Ambrose now worships you!
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You have accepted Ambrose into your following.

Cordir ftells, 'Welcome, Ambrose!'.
Tien ftells, 'welcome Ambrose'.
Ambrose ftells, 'Thank you Lady Cordir and Tien.'.

Cordir ftells, 'You're very welcome... we are glad to have someone of your determination in the Chosen.'.

Cordir ftells, 'Tien, please let the Sanctify fade, so I can bring everyone to the temple.'.

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]
You find yourself standing beneath countless stars... no, not stars,
but strands of light, their incandescent glow pushing back the
darkness that would otherwise overcome you.

You stand on a circular cathedra of dusky marble striated with silvery
gray. Four titanic, equidistantly spaced archways of albescent jade yearn
upward towards the lights above you. Sable fires seethe within three of
them, a spider-web filling the fourth. In the center of the rostrum stands an
intricately carved wooden loom. It is cool here, like the first misty chill of
twilight, and you shiver slightly, hair prickling on the back of your neck as
you realize: Perhaps this is no place for a mortal to be.
The Loom of the Weaver is here, coruscating with an unearthly radiance.

The Pattern fades into motes of light, scattered about the chamber.

Cordir ftells, 'tell me when.'.

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Ambrose arrives suddenly.
Tien arrives suddenly.

Cordir says, 'Welcome home, Ambrose!'.

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