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Aphrodite is Chosen

time
It is 5am on Jawiliea the 30th, the month of the Fool's Errand, in the year 2480.
TFC started up at Mon Jul 2 03:43:55 2001 / The system time is Thu Jul 5 17:45:49 2001

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.
Aphrodite is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Noctus is here.

Noctus says (in common), 'Shall I go down to prepare the room?'.

Cordir says, 'Welcome to the Citadel...and the Sigil Draktha'.
Cordir nods.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Noctus bows deeply.
Noctus leaves down.

Cordir says, 'We Chosen give our oaths here for a trio of reasons'.
Cordir says, 'First, to strengthen the sigil.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'It is weakening, and our faith shores it up.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'second, to remind ourselves that we are like this sigil. A barrier between light and dark.. ANd that without holding strong.. the Adversary comes. And we all fail. And Third... To reconnect with holy N'Kai the Black.. a testing place that hones the spirit, body, and mind.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'Are you ready to enter N'Kai?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Yes, Lady'.

Cordir nods.

Cordir gestures downward.

Aphrodite leaves down.

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Cave Conjoining N'Kai
[Exits: north]

You are on Cordir's holy ground!

Aphrodite is here.
(Invis) (Light Cyan Aura) Adso is resting here.
(Invis) (Light Cyan Aura) Lanfear is here.
(Invis) (Light Cyan Aura) Solaron is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Noctus is resting here.

Adso grins happily.
Aphrodite smiles happily.
Lanfear smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'You stand upon holy ground within N'Kai.. I ask petitioners to come here to face the possibility of death.One cannot truly live life to its fullest without awareness of the End of All Threads...'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'Each life spins its accorded length..Some are re-woven, joining the pattern once more...Others depart the Pattern forever...We can but do what little is possible, to strengthen the Weaving as a whole.'.

Lanfear smiles happily.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'Those who desire to join the Chosen are given several challenges, to test their determination and spirit, as well as their suitability.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'There are three virtues I require in the Chosen: Honesty, Courage, and Honor. Could you tell me what these mean to you, Aphrodite'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Honesty, I hold very dear, I feel that in order to maintain balance, people need to be honest to themselves and others'.

Lanfear beams a smile at Aphrodite.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'courage, I feel is in the heart of the person, standing up for what you feel and what you know is right, even when looked down upon'.

Noctus smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'And honor?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'honor, honor is earned, as well as respected, you need not be the eldest or wisest to be honored, but you need to respect others, be honest, and be couragous'.

Lanfear whistles appreciatively.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'in order to obtain honor'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'well spoken.'.

Noctus says (in common), 'Well spoken'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Thank you M'lady'.

Noctus grins happily.

Lanfear blinks.

Aphrodite beams a smile at Noctus.

Cordir says, 'There is a quest that is required... Which contains 4 elements.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'The first is 10th level...'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'Which it is obvious you have reached.'.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Cordir selects a slim scroll from a bag at Her hip.

Cordir says, 'I have received the second requirement - the tale of your life. Not perhaps as lengthy as some..'.
Cordir glances at Lanfear.

Lanfear blushes.

Adso snickers softly.

Cordir says, 'But well written'.

Lanfear says (in common), 'err'.

Cordir says, 'And it conveyed well your heart.'.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Lanfear beams a smile at Solaron.

Cordir says, 'That is two completed..'.

Solaron grins happily.

Cordir says, 'The third is for a member of the Chosen to speak for you. Is there any here who would stand as your sponsor?'.

Solaron nods.

Lanfear grins happily at Solaron.

Adso looks around.

Solaron says (in common), 'I would.'.

Cordir glances around those assembled.
Cordir says, 'Then step forth and tell me, from your mind, not your loins or your heart, what you know of her. And why she is appropriate to join us.'.

Solaron steps forward, as the tattoo on his face writhes.

Adso ftells, 'ehehe, she said... loins ....'.
Solaron ftells, '*snicker*'.
Cordir ftells, '*POKE ADSO*'.
Adso ftells, 'sorry, beavis n butthead attack'.
Noctus ftells, 'grin'.
Cordir ftells, 'well, I couldn't say... er... *blush* no, I can't say it.'.
Lanfear ftells, '*raises eyebrow*'.

Solaron says (in common), 'Aphrodite has seen and been through much. She, like me, has had disappointment and death...even depression in her life. The Chosen of Fate accepted me, and made me who I am. And I know that she belongs with us. She will only strengthen the Pattern...and the Sigil.'.

Noctus stands up.
Noctus utters the words, 'create food'.
A Magic Mushroom suddenly appears.

Lanfear smiles happily.

Cordir nods.

Noctus gets a Magic Mushroom.
Noctus eats a Magic Mushroom.

Cordir says, 'Very well.'.

Noctus rests.

Cordir says, 'Do you accept the _responsibility_ and _duty_ that goes along with sponsorship?'.

Noctus hides the fungus.

Solaron nods.
Solaron says (in common), 'I do.'.

Cordir says, 'Will you teach her our rules, codes, and the subtleties of spirit and dignity that are part of being CHosen?'.

Solaron says (in common), 'I will, Lady.'.

Cordir's mouth twitches in a smile when she says, "dignity" and you can practically hear her think, "Boromir! *sigh*"

Solaron coughs.
Adso snickers softly.

Cordir nods.

Lanfear hiccups loudly. Maybe she had too much to drink?

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'Then the third requirement is complete.'.

Solaron utters the words, 'create food'.
A Magic Mushroom suddenly appears.
Solaron gets a Magic Mushroom.
Solaron eats a Magic Mushroom.

Cordir says, 'The fourth is finishing a tiny quest'.

Lanfear rests.

Cordir says, 'Which includes helping the young of the realm for a year and a day. Aphrodite, have you done this?'.

Aphrodite nods.

Adso hides at the word "quest"

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I have M'Lady'.

Cordir glares at Adso out of the corner of her eye, muttering, "six MONTHS!"

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

Adso whistles a little tune to himself.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Hybrid'.

Lanfear blinks.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Tine'.

Cordir says, 'And how did you aid them?'.

Adso has been improving his dragon-bag collection at least.
Adso sniffs sadly at the way you are treating him.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I assisted by spells, and what knowledge I have of the realm'.

Adso ftells, 'heh, more like replacing it as the old bags get torched'.
Adso gets bag made from Slue hide from bag made from large silver tiger hide.
Noctus ftells, 'wince *comfort*'.
Adso gets bag made from Dhraxx hide from bag made from large silver tiger hide.

Cordir swats Adso, suggesting this is not the time or place.

Lanfear applauds Aphrodite's actions.

Cordir nods.

Solaron ftells, '*laugh*'.

Aphrodite beams a smile at Lanfear.
Adso beams a smile at Aphrodite.

Solaron ftells, 'You got swatted.'.

Cordir says, 'Another element is the gathering of tokens from eight cities of your home continent to show your knowledge of the land.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'Please drop each item upon the floor, naming their place of origin.'.

Lanfear ftells, 'uh huhuhu..swatted..yeah...'.
Lanfear ftells, 'sorry..POKE ADSO'.

Aphrodite nods.

Adso puts bag made from Dhraxx hide in a dolphin hide bag.
Adso puts bag made from Slue hide in bag made from large silver tiger hide.

Aphrodite gets a diamond encrusted gold ring from a backpack.
Aphrodite drops a diamond encrusted gold ring.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'Thistlerock'.

Noctus smiles brightly.

Aphrodite gets a Patrolguard's Badge from a backpack.
Aphrodite drops a Patrolguard's Badge.

Adso pats Noctus on his back.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Dwarvenhold'.

Aphrodite gets the woven grass ring from a backpack.
Aphrodite drops the woven grass ring.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'Half-elf camp'.

Adso ftells, 'i always feel left out of this part...'.
Adso ftells, 'being from the ocean and all'.

Aphrodite gets a delicious honeycomb from a backpack.
Aphrodite drops a delicious honeycomb.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'Hovelton'.

Noctus ftells, 'hehe *comfort*'.
Lanfear ftells, 'comfort'.
Noctus ftells, 'noone goes to Mithas indeed'.

Aphrodite gets a long stone-tipped spear from a backpack.

Adso ftells, 'nod nod'.
Solaron ftells, 'Hey, if the beaver offers you a fish you take the fish.'.

Aphrodite drops a long stone-tipped spear.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'Og'.

Lanfear ftells, 'the maze is just,.too scary!'.
Adso ftells, ''tis a little wild out there'.
Adso ftells, 'yeah, i always get lost in that silly maze'.

Aphrodite gets a needle and thread from a backpack.
Aphrodite drops a needle and thread.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'Harper's Landing'.

Lanfear grins happily.

Aphrodite gets a rod from a backpack.
Aphrodite drops a rod.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'LL'.

Aphrodite gets a pair of tough leather wing guards from a backpack.
Aphrodite drops a pair of tough leather wing guards.

Adso enthusiastically cheers Aphrodite to victory.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Aaracrokra'.

Lanfear gets a Magic Mushroom from an egg casing.
Lanfear eats a Magic Mushroom.
Lanfear gets a Magic Mushroom from an egg casing.
Lanfear eats a Magic Mushroom.

Noctus shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Cordir grumbles at all the fungus.

Lanfear ftells, 'want me to get out a large sword?'.

Adso comforts Noctus.

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!

You see a pair of tough leather wing guards here.
(Glowing) A rod glows mysteriously, bringing an odd illumination to the area.
A needle and thread lie here.
A long spear with a wooden shaft and stone head lies here.
A delicious honeycomb is dripping with honey.
This ring has been artfully woven out of strands of grass.
A gleaming badge is here.
(Magical) (Glowing) A glittering diamond encrusted gold band catches your eye.
Aphrodite is here.
(Invis) (Light Cyan Aura) Adso is resting here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Lanfear is resting here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Solaron is resting here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Noctus is resting here.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'That's 8, I believe'.

Adso doesnt think of gnomes as "fungus"
Solaron does.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought.
Cordir counts.
Cordir nods.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Cordir wasn't talking about Noctus.

Solaron beams a smile at Aphrodite.

Cordir pokes Solaron in the ribs.
Cordir says, 'Look, you elitist pig...'.

Solaron coughs.

Adso snickers softly.

Noctus recognized the fungus and thinks it looks rather delicious.

Aphrodite laughs.

Adso says (in common), 'he is an elf'.

Solaron says (in common), 'Oh, gee, look at the ceremony.'.

Aphrodite rolls her eyes at Solaron.

Adso laughs.
Lanfear snickers softly.

Solaron coughs.

Cordir glares icily at Solaron.

Something stirs in the darkness.

Lanfear ftells, 'go vis Adso'.
Lanfear ftells, 'I feel like slapping you :P'.

Adso looks around.

Something that likes the taste of mouthy little elves.

Aphrodite laughs.

Lanfear ftells, 'and tweaking your nose'.
Solaron ftells, 'Not in front of the spider!'.

Adso utters the words, 'invis'.
Adso fades out of existence.

A terrifyingly ENORMOUS spider emerges from the shadows.

Lanfear ftells, 'but I wont'.

Adso says (in common), 'eeek!'.

Lanfear cringes away.

Noctus bows towards the Guardian not losing it out of sight.

Her black, chininous legs are easily the height of Clumsyfool the Giant.

Adso hides behind Solaron, not very well...

Lanfear snickers softly.

Solaron mutters something about live bait, always backing behind Lanfear.

The Guardian Spider glares about itself balefully.

Lanfear looks around franticly for a hiding place!
Lanfear shrugs.

The Guardian Spider says, (in old-common), 'Lady, I hear a certain ELF has been annoying...'

Lanfear smiles at the Guardian.

The Guardian Spider says, (in old-common), 'May I eat him?'

Noctus snickers softly.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Adso holds up solaron by the leg.

Solaron says (in common), 'Lanfear!'.
Solaron says (in common), 'Is a girl!'.
Solaron gasps in astonishment.

Adso says (in common), 'this fella has been a touch annoying'.

Solaron swallows loudly.

Lanfear points right behind her..the one with the pointy ears.

Adso wiggles solaron around.

The Guardian Spider catches Solaron up by the leg Adso was so kind to offer.

Solaron humbly begs the Guardian's forgiveness, upside down.

Adso grins happily.

The Guardian Spider dangles Solaron upside down, glaring with all eight eyes.

Lanfear blinks.
Lanfear blinks.

The Guardian Spider opens it's huge maw...

Cordir pauses a moment in thought.

Adso offers Guardian a can-opener.
Solaron faints.

Cordir sighs.
Cordir says, 'No, Guardian...'.

Lanfear says (in common), 'and sneezes?'.
Lanfear snickers softly.

Cordir says, 'You probably shouldn't.'.

Noctus thinks of all the healing that needs to be done after this ceremony is over, and all the mess that needs to be cleaned.

Aphrodite smirks.

Cordir says, 'Your digestion is so delicate.'.

Lanfear says (in common), 'sneeze!'.

The Guardian Spider sighs, and seems to reconsider.

Lanfear cringes in terror!

The Guardian Spider drops Solaron, who lands with a loud THUMP!

Solaron opens one eye slowly.
Solaron nods vehemently.

Lanfear pats Solaron on his back.

Solaron says (in common), 'Um....p-p-please c-continue.'.

Lanfear would loved to see Solaron covered in Spider snot..

Aphrodite smirks.

The Guardian Spider grumbles (in spider), "tiny, tasty little morsel."

Adso ftells, 'heh, just deleted my "Adso shakes solaron off" emote'.
Adso ftells, 'thought it could be taken the wrong way'.
Solaron ftells, '*laugh*'.
Lanfear ftells, ':)'.
Noctus ftells, 'snicker'.

Solaron nearly faints again.

The Guardian Spider glares at everyone present.

Its gaze snaps back to Aphrodite.

Aphrodite curtseys gracefully.

Lanfear stands up.

The spider steps foward, fangs dripping poison.
The Guardian Spider says, (in old-Common), "Lady, she is not protected by Geas...."
The Guardian Spider says, (in old-Common), "She would qualify for Dinner..."

Lanfear snaps her fingers.
Lanfear looks at Aphrodite.

Solaron says (in old-common), 'Heh.'.

You shake your head.
Cordir says, 'Aphrodite is here to offer up Geasa.'.

Aphrodite nods.

The spider snarls, quite disappointed.

Lanfear sighs in relief.

Little fussy spider grumblings echo about the cavern.

Adso gets a delicious honeycomb.
Adso raises an eyebrow.

The spider creeps a bit closer to Aphrodite.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I have them..'.
Aphrodite gulps.

"Speak, then," It says (in old common)

Adso ftells, 'heh, i was about to eat this... that might be inappropriate'.

Adso drops a delicious honeycomb.

Lanfear gets a clove cigarette from a midnight black robe.
Lanfear is nervous.
Lanfear beams a smile at Aphrodite.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'First, I will never, turn my back on someone in need. '.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'Second, I will never hurt anyone, who is helpless/defenseless'.

Lanfear beams a smile at te Guardian.

Cordir says, 'and the third?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'and third, I will travel to the burial site of my Master Shaman, and mourn him for a bit each day'.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought.
Cordir says, 'I have some questions.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Adso waves happily.
Adso says (in common), 'i have to depart'.
Adso smiles happily.
Adso hugs Aphrodite.
Aphrodite beams a smile at Adso.
Adso waves happily.
Aphrodite hugs Adso.

Adso says (in common), 'take care all!'.

Cordir says, 'you say you will not turn your back on someone in need.'.

Noctus waves goodbye to Adso.
Lanfear waves goodbye to Adso.

Cordir says, 'How do you define that?'.

Adso makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Adso slowly fades out of existence.

Cordir says, 'Could you clarify it further?'.

Cordir ftells, 'is that where you wanted to be?'.
Adso ftells, 'nope... lemme try again'.
Adso ftells, 'ah, near DH, this will do'.
Cordir ftells, '*grin*'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Someone who is honestly in need, that I can help them. '.

Solaron turns around.

Cordir says, 'An Anathema whose naked and wants spells?'.
Cordir says, 'A Cabal on the hunt?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I was once in need of help and guidance, and someone was there for me.'.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'no, because I am unable to help them'.

Lanfear shivers uncomfortably.
Lanfear shudders from the sheer thought of it.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'They have not the honor and the courage, and the respect'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'So... a youngling? Someone recently bereaved?'.

Aphrodite nods and says (in common), 'Yes, I would do what I can'.

Cordir nods and says, 'And what forms shall aid come in?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Spells, knowledge, gold, eq (if it can be spared)'.

Cordir nods and says, 'Very well. And your second Geasa...'.

Lanfear smiles happily.
Lanfear looks at Aphrodite.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'How do you define helpless?'.

Lanfear looks at Solaron.

Cordir says, 'Slaves? Children? Females? Lust filled men?'.

Lanfear snickers softly.
Solaron snickers softly.
Lanfear laughs.
Noctus grins happily.

Cordir smiles innocently.

Lanfear prays, 'hee hee!'.

Cordir checks Aphrodite's little finger, to see who is wound around it.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'someone sleeping or meditating outside of safe'.

Solaron coughs.
Aphrodite smirks.

Noctus moves towards Solaron starting to feel a bit helpless.

Lanfear tweaks Solaron's nose.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'not able to defend themselves. That includes not gossiping, saying so and so is sleeping out of safe, is linkdead and out of safe, so on and so forth'.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought.

Cordir says, 'But we don't attack people in the first place. So ... how is that a Geas?'.

Lanfear sits down and thinks deeply.

Aphrodite nods.

Lanfear looks at Aphrodite.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought.
Cordir says, 'Unless you intend to go 'rogue' and murdering people left and right.'.

Lanfear prays, 'Aphrodite appears to be made of sugar and spice and everything nice. maybe something with food? just a thought..its her desc'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'oh never'.

Cordir pauses a moment in thought.

Cordir selects the scroll from her pouch and peruses it a moment.
Cordir tilts her head to the side.
Cordir says, 'I know where this Geas comes from...'.
Cordir says softly, 'The death of your instructor...'

Aphrodite nods.

Lanfear shivers uncomfortably.

Boromir arrives suddenly.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'he was meditating....'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'So perhaps something involving directly assisting those who are helpless... Corpse rescues..'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'Or the inevitable young one trapped in a tree..'.

Boromir ftells, 'Good Evening Lady Cordir *bow* *smile*'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'That, waking them up if they sleep out of safe'.

Cordir says, 'Or something along those lines?'.

Lanfear grins happily.

Cordir says, 'succoring the helpless.'.

Noctus ftells, 'Hiya Boromir :)'.
Boromir ftells, 'Hi Lanfear :)'.
Lanfear ftells, 'welcome old man'.
Boromir ftells, 'Hi Noctus :)'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'cloaking if meditating out of safe, or staying til they wake'.
Aphrodite nods.

Lanfear smiles happily.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'So... Please rephrase - with clarifcations - your geasa.'.

Boromir ftells, '*whaps Lanfeaqr with his walker* :)'.

Aphrodite smiles happily.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'all three?'.

Cordir nods and says, 'Please. There must be order to these things.'.

Cordir ftells, 'You missed it, Boro. Guardian was going to eat a certain impudent elfling'.
Solaron ftells, '*sniff*'.
Lanfear ftells, '*ducks...too slow old man*'.
Boromir ftells, '*GRIN*'.
Lanfear ftells, '*shadow boxes around you* *you fall over*'.
Boromir ftells, '*casts spell of Ogre o=n you* and then hits you :)O'.
Cordir ftells, 'not the dreaded Ogre spell!'.
Lanfear ftells, '*blinks...and falls over*'.
Solaron ftells, 'Heh, so you'd duck and that'd put yer head level with his weapon!'.
Lanfear ftells, '*urggll*'.
Solaron ftells, 'Ogres don't urggll. They grunt.'.
Boromir ftells, '*casts remove ogre spell* '.
Lanfear ftells, '*hey...there are three Boromirs here!*'.
Boromir ftells, ':)'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'First, I will aid those in need of help, those who are in rightful need of help'.

Cordir nods and says, 'And the second?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Second, I will help protect those who are defenseless, via, waking them up if sleeping out of safe, CR's if possible, staying with them til they wake from me from meditation'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'A silent guardian?'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'I like that.'.

Lanfear smiles happily.

Lanfear grins happily.
Solaron says (in elven), 'Ninja, Aphrodite-san.'.

Cordir says, 'Nyx would often conceal himself in shadows and leave presents for sleeping newbies. Slipping them into their inventory, unawares.'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I like that'.

Cordir says, 'And the third... Which I like...'.

Noctus says (in common), 'Ah good idea'.

Lanfear snaps her fingers.
Lanfear says (in common), 'that was HIM!?'.
Lanfear smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'Probably, Lanfear. He did so, all the time.'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Third, I will go to my Master Shaman's grave and mourn him each day'.

Cordir nods solemnly.

Noctus says (in common), 'No that was Santa Claus Lanfear ;)'.
Cordir pokes Noctus in the ribs.

Cordir says, 'I accept these Geasa.'.

Aphrodite curtseys gracefully.
Solaron beams a smile at Aphrodite.

Lanfear ftells, 'naww..must have been that EBon Shadow...way way back :)'.

The Guardian Spider nods with ill grace, muttering, 'Starved. NEVER get to eat anyone any more.'

Noctus feeds the Guardian some fungus.
Cordir comforts the Guardian.
Solaron comforts the Guardian. From a distance. A large distance.

Aphrodite beams a smile at Solaron.

The spider glares over its shoulder at Solaron.

Boromir feeds the Guardian some steaks ..raw.

Aphrodite smirks.

Solaron doesn't comfort the Guardian anymore.
Solaron grins happily.

The Guardian mutters, 'Lady, I shall Weave these Geasa into the Pattern.'

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Cordir stands up straight, her aura of Weaver deepening around her.
Cordir coughs for everyone's attention.

Solaron listens with rapt attention.
Lanfear feels a tingling sensation.
Boromir coughs in return.

Boromir grins happily.

Cordir separates her hands, and between them, three strands of light glow.
Cordir says, 'These are your Oaths... given physical form...'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir steps forward, allowing her hands to pass on either side of Aphrodite's chest, level with her heart.
The lights blaze for a moment, then sink into Aphrodite, becoming one with her Pattern.

Lanfear watches the Lady of Fate closely.

You feel something constricting you.

Cordir says, 'As you have been bound, so are we all...We share your oaths, we share that burden, and by it, are united.'.

Lanfear smiles happily.

Aphrodite nods.
Solaron nods.
Lanfear nods solemly.

Cordir says, 'By our Geasa, we are one. Aphrodite, you have come far..'.

Lanfear beams a smile at Aphrodite.

Cordir says, 'The road of your life, the journey of your quest, the path here today.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'Is it still your wish to join the Chosen?'.

Boromir raises an eyebrow.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'Yes, m'lady'.

Cordir says, 'Then kneel before Me and give Me your hands.'.

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

Solaron ftells, 'woo doggie. this is nifty.'.
Boromir ftells, '*laugh*'.
Boromir smiles happily.
Lanfear ftells, 'heheh...you have such..sweet..ways of saying you like something :)'.
Boromir ftells, 'never thought of ti as nifty :)'.
Solaron ftells, 'heh'.

Aphrodite kneels before Cordir and extends her hands.

Cordir takes Aphrodite's hands between her own, in the ancient gesture of a Leige accepting fealty.

Cordir says, 'Aphrodite, do you swear on your honor to uphold the laws of this Land and its Immortals?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I swear to this'.

Cordir says, 'Aphrodite, do you swear on your honor to abide My Laws and the instructions of My Ordained?'.

Boromir ftells, 'its more intersting when the clave show up and start attacking'.
Noctus ftells, 'hehe'.
Solaron ftells, 'Ew.'.
Noctus ftells, 'that would be fun'.
Noctus ftells, 'since we could beat on them for free'.
Boromir ftells, 'last time that happened I had a trigger set up to cast darkness and ft git outa here'.
Noctus ftells, '*grin*'.

Aphrodite nods.
Aphrodite says (in common), 'I do'.

Lanfear smiles happily.
Lanfear is so excited that she cheers just for the hell of it.

Cordir says, 'Aphrodite, do you swear on your honor that you will seek your own destiny, pursuing happiness, and growth? Becoming all that you are Destined to, within the Pattern?'.

Lanfear snickers softly.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I swear'.
Aphrodite nods.

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

Boromir ftells, 'darn thing actually worked too'.
Noctus ftells, 'well sanctify does the job :)'.
Boromir ftells, 'not a spell I can use :('.

Aphrodite now worships you!

Lanfear hugs Aphrodite.
Lanfear is so excited that she cheers just for the hell of it.

Cordir has taken Aphrodite into the Chosen of Fate!

Lanfear ftells, 'yay!'.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Cordir ftells, 'Welcome!'.
Noctus ftells, 'Grats :)'.
Solaron ftells, 'YAY'.
Lanfear ftells, 'WELCOME Aphrodite!!!'.
Boromir ftells, 'Welcome!!!!!! '.
Aphrodite ftells, 'Thank you m'lady'.

Lanfear hugs Aphrodite.

Solaron ftells, '*GROUP HUG*'.

You gossip, 'Welcome, Aphrodite, to the Chosen of Fate!'.

Aphrodite ftells, 'thanks all'.

Lanfear beams a smile at Aphrodite.
Aphrodite hugs Lanfear.

Tinman gossips (in common), 'gratz aphrodite'.
Tirant gossips (in common), 'gratz, Aphrodite'.
### [Trembril tells Aphrodite (in common), 'grats!']

Lanfear ftells, 'woo woo!'.
Solaron ftells, 'WOOOO DOGGIE.'.
Boromir ftells, '*grin*'.

Shazam gossips (in common), 'hurumph'.
Aphrodite gossips (in common), 'Thank you all'.
Plato gossips, '******CHEER*******'.

Boromir ftells, 'ok... now we tell her the GOOD stuff :)'.
Lanfear ftells, 'you dont want to know what goes on on this channel Aphrodite...snicker :P'.
Aphrodite ftells, '*laugh*'.

Lanfear giggles.

Cordir says, 'Okay...'.

Aphrodite ftells, 'oh no, no one warned me about that'.
Aphrodite ftells, 'heh'.

Lanfear smiles at Cordir.

Cordir says, 'As the close of your induction..'.
Cordir says, 'I enjoy summoning everyone to the temple'.
Cordir says, 'However, I cannot do so with Noctus's protections.'.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

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

Solaron ftells, 'Pin the tail on the elf again? *sigh* '.

Noctus says (in common), 'all leave one nort'.

Cordir says, 'So he will need to let it drop first.'.

Within The Tapestry of Fate
[Exits: north up]
( 3) A delicious magic mushroom is here.
The Loom of the Weaver is here, coruscating with an unearthly radiance.

Cordir ftells, 'tell me when'.

Aphrodite ftells, 'when!'.

c sum Aphrodite
Aphrodite arrives suddenly.

Lanfear ftells, 'group me!'.
Lanfear ftells, 'group me!'.

c sum solaron
Solaron arrives suddenly.

c sum lanfear
Lanfear arrives suddenly.

Solaron gives the ravishing bloodstone ring to Lanfear.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

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

Solaron says (in elven), 'Ack.'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'wow, what a rush'.

Lanfear hugs Cordir.

Boromir ftells, 'ready'.

Aphrodite smiles at you.

c sum boromir
Boromir arrives suddenly.

Noctus ftells, 'ehm ready now :)'.

Solaron says (in common), 'Bad Macro.'.

Lanfear runs for her favorite hanout,,the HAMMOCK!

c sum noctus
Noctus arrives suddenly.

Boromir ftells, 'thank you Lady Cordir '.
Noctus smiles happily.
Solaron slaps his macro.

Cordir ftells, 'Okay...'.

Aphrodite prays, 'Thank you M'Lady *curtsey*'.

Noctus snickers softly.

Lanfear ftells, 'want id???'.
Solaron ftells, 'sure.'.
Boromir ftells, 'always like air Cordir :)'.

Cordir says, 'The Holy symbol of the Chosen is a tattoo'.
Cordir says, 'It ...'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, '... it tends to wander.'.

Solaron sighs loudly.

Cordir says, 'You can choose its initial location...'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'But it may well decide that it has a lesson for you'.
Cordir says, 'And shift, to reveal that lesson'.

Lanfear scratches her bottom...
Lanfear says (in common), 'ack..'.

Cordir says, 'I set my Shadow's upon his hand...'.

Noctus ponders what Lanfear is talking about.

Cordir says, 'It moved to his Eyes, to show him to observe the Pattern more closely.'.
Cordir says, 'In Solaron's case...'.

Lanfear ftells, 'my tattooo!'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir glances at Solaron's face.

Solaron sighs loudly.
Lanfear looks at Solaron.

Cordir says, 'Humility was the lesson attempted.'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I have noticed'.

Cordir says, 'How successful it was...'.

Aphrodite beams a smile at Solaron.

Solaron glances up, and the tattoo whirls.

Cordir says, 'That, only he can know.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir says, 'Where do you wish yours placed?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'I wish to have mine placed upon my hand'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'There is pain involved, I will not deny that.'.

Cordir retrieves a black raven quill feather from a bag of Nyx hide.
Cordir says, 'This quill was the gift of my sister, Jahiliya.'.

Aphrodite nods.

Cordir looks at the quill, wistful sorrow in her eyes.

An audible sigh swirls about the temple as the Weaver's loneliness manifests in a chill wind.

Noctus comforts you.
Lanfear comforts you.

Cordir says, 'May I ask why you chose your hand?'.

Aphrodite says (in common), 'So that I will always remember to extend a hand and that the hand extended toward them is that of the Chosen'.

Solaron nods.

Cordir says, 'Well spoken, Aphrodite.'.

Lanfear ftells, 'well said'.

Solaron smiles happily.

Cordir says, 'You are truly Chosen at heart.'.

Aphrodite smiles happily.

Noctus says (in common), 'Yeah good thinking as well'.

Lanfear whistles appreciatively.

Aphrodite blushes.

Lanfear grins happily.

Cordir holds the quill in her right hand, and uses its point to slash her right.

Blood wells up in the Weaver's palm.

Lanfear's head goes white.

Solaron fans Lanfear.

Cordir turns to Noctus.

Noctus steps forward, removes his claws, holds up his right hand and looks away.
Noctus stops using some silver tiger claws.

Lanfear scrambles herself into the hammock.

Cordir nicks Noctus's palm with the quill.

Solaron looks at Noctus.

Noctus winces. Ouch!

Three drops well forth.
The drops fall to join the pool cupped in Cordir's hand.

Cordir glances over at Solaron.

Solaron raises an eyebrow.

Noctus cleans the wound and covers his hands again.
Noctus wears some silver tiger claws on his hands.

Solaron slowly extends his hand.

Cordir says, 'If you.... and she... wish it...'.

Solaron stops using a pair of ring mail gauntlets.
Solaron nods.
Solaron says (in common), 'I..I do.'.

Aphrodite raises an eyebrow.

Cordir says, 'Aphrodite, do you wish the blood of your... of Solaron... to be part of your Ward's crafting?'.

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

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'Then extend your hand, please.'.
Cordir says, 'It is best when there is three..'.
Cordir says, 'Stronger.'.

Boromir steadies Solaron.

Aphrodite stops using a pair of quilted cloth formal gloves.

Solaron thanks Boromir heartily.
Boromir bows deeply.

Aphrodite extends her hand.

Lanfear and blood don't mix...Lanfear closes her eyes.

Solaron extends his hand.

Cordir nicks the elf's fine boned hand with the quill.

Boromir watches the both of them ...

Solaron winces.
Blood wells forth, joining ...
As the drops splash down, the blood alights with an indigo fire.

Solaron stares in awe.

Cordir stirs the blood with the quill, readying the 'ink' of Immortal, Ordained, and Beloved blood.

Lanfear slowly opens one eye, a small smile appears on her face.

Cordir says, 'Chosen, please support Aphrodite's hand with your own beneath hers.'.

Aphrodite takes a deep breath.

Cordir dips the quill, readying it.

Noctus holds up his hand.
Boromir delicately supports her hand.
Solaron supports Aphrodite as much as he can.
Lanfear gets down from the hammock, and supports your hand.

Cordir nods.
Cordir takes a deep breath to steady herself.

Boromir steadies up Solaron.

Cordir begins crafting the Ward, lines of indigo fire appearing upon Aphrodite's hand.

There is blazing pain.
Those with wards feel their own alight...

Lanfear shares your pain and sensations!

Cordir carefully continues, crafting the slashing lines of the web.

Solaron shivers uncomfortably.

Aphrodite closes her eyes shut tight, a tear starts to fall.

Cordir connects the lines, creating the graceful infrastructure of the Pattern.
Cordir catches the tear upon the quill, adding it to the blended 'ink'.
Cordir says, 'Blood and tears... such Fate can be...'.

Lanfear grits her teeth.

Cordir finishes the ward quickly and carefully.

Noctus ftells, 'If I keep spamming one letter that means I have fallen asleep on my keyboard ;)'.
Boromir ftells, 'as in zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :)'.

You create (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen out of thin air!
You give (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen to Aphrodite.

Boromir beams a smile at Lanfear.

Cordir says, 'It is done.'.

Lanfear smiles happily.

Cordir closes her hand.

Solaron nods.

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

Aphrodite wears (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen as a decoration.

There is a flash of light.

Solaron is so excited that he cheers just for the hell of it.

Cordir reopens her hand, and another tiny scar joins the several dozen others...

Aphrodite opens her eyes, and smiles to everyone.

(End Log)

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