Click Here to Play "The Final Challenge"

(located at port 4000)

A New Chosen: Celia
It is 1am on Searynx the 1st, the month of the Lifegiving, in the year 2457.
The system time is Sun Feb 18 12:01:16 2001

Altar of the One Dwarf
[Exits: south up]
Celia is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Tranquility is resting here.
(Invis) (Light Cyan Aura) Boromir is here.

Tranquility smiles happily.
Tranquility nods.

Cordir smiles quietly.

Boromir bows before Cordir.

Cordir says, 'Welcome to the Sigil Draktha, Celia'.

Tranquility curtseys gracefully for you.
Celia curtseys gracefully for you.

Celia says (in common), 'Thank you'.

Cordir says, 'This is a special place in the Realm - Special for many reasons. Firstly...Because the Sigil Draktha holds back the darkness that is N'Kai the Black. We give Oath here, to help strengthen the Sigil'.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'And Second, because this place was crafted by the First Prophet of the Triat Faith, Thaygar, and Thirdly... because without sure knowledge of death ... one cannot truly live.'.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'The Chosen of Fate are like this Sigil... A barrier between the light and the dark - A symbol of faith and endurance.'.
Cordir smiles quietly.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'Please step through the Sigil and enter N'Kai with me.'.

Cordir gestures downward.

Cordir ftells, 'DOH!'.
Cordir ftells, 'I thought we were at Draktha'.
Cordir ftells, 'that's what I get for being unobservant'.
Tranquility ftells, 'Are we not?'.
Tranquility ftells, 'Oh dear'.
Tranquility ftells, '*laugh8'.

Celia says (in common), 'I can't do down'.

Tranquility hangs her head.

Cordir says, 'That's be cause I'm standing in the wrong place'.
Cordir blushes.
Cordir says, 'And didn't knotice'.

Boromir ftells, 'I told tran that *roll*'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'I did not have you in the correct place'.

Celia says (in common), 'Oh'.

Cordir blushes again.

Boromir shakes his head.

Cordir says, 'Just as well.'.

Celia comforts Cordir.

Tranquility hides her head under her left wing.

Boromir says (in common), 'sheesh'.

Cordir laughs.
Cordir says, 'Well, that's the Chosen. Somewhat madcap'.

Boromir says (in common), 'I even mentioned tha6'.

Tranquility ftells, 'When did you tell me that BOro?'.
Tranquility ftells, '*growl*'.

Celia comforts Tranquility.

Cordir gestures UP.

Mural-Covered Hallway
[Exits: north down]

Boromir ftells, 'as you stepped throughthe door'.
Tranquility ftells, 'Coffee is NO LONGER My friend'.
Boromir ftells, 'I suggested you go to the sigil and NOT go down'.
Boromir ftells, '*laugh* '.

Celia arrives from below.
Celia smiles happily.

Tranquility arrives from below.

Cordir says, 'This mural hallway shows the tale of the Citadel'.
Cordir says, 'It runs the length of the Citadel...'.

Tranquility ftells, 'Oh....lemme go back and look at that.'.

Cordir smiles quietly.
Cordir says, 'Follow me.'.

Celia nods.

Boromir arrives from below.

Celia now follows Cordir.

Mural-Covered Hallway
[Exits: north south]
Celia arrives from the south.
Boromir arrives from the south.

Boromir utters the words, 'alarm'.

Cordir says, 'Perhaps another time, you can spend time in contemplation of these murals'.

(They travel the length of the Hallway.)

Mural-Covered Hallway
[Exits: south down]
Celia arrives from the south.

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.
Celia appears out of nowhere.

Celia says (in common), 'Yes, I shall :)'.

Cordir says, 'HERE is Draktha'.
Cordir blushes again.

Celia smiles happily.

Boromir appears out of nowhere.

Cordir says, 'Look at Draktha itself'.

l Draktha

Pulsing red and black, the Sigil Draktha writhes and contorts before
you, shifting in time the magical flow sealing N'Kai below. Briefly,
the Sigil fades, and then resurges in power. The Sigil is weaker now
than it once was. One day it will fail altogether ...

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'As you see, it is weakening through time. We give our oaths here to give it strength'.

Celia says (in common), 'Yes'.

Boromir leaves down.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'NOW lets go down into N'Kai.'.
Cordir smiles wryly.

Celia smiles happily.

Cave Conjoining N'Kai
[Exits: north]
Celia appears out of nowhere.

Boromir arrives from the north.

Cordir says, 'This is N'Kai the Black. The first place that the Triat revealed itself'.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'It is a very dangerous place, but in many ways, very beautiful as well.'.

Celia says (in common), 'I see that, kind of scary'.
Celia nods.

Cordir nods and says, 'There are many lessons to be learned here'.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'Much was given up in sacrifice to create N'Kai'.

Boromir nods.

Cordir says, 'Spirits, Names.... It is a place of testing and trial, that hones the soul and the body'.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'For what purpose do you stand before Me today, Celia?'.

Celia says (in common), 'To become on the Chosen, to learn and to grow, to become a student of your teachings and the realms'.

Cordir smiles quietly.
Cordir says, 'Well spoken.'.

Celia says (in common), 'Thank you'.

Cordir says, 'There is a Petitioner's Quest set before those who would seek to join us.'.

Celia nods.

who celia
1 player.
Hum [ Sh:10 ] Celia*bounces* the path of the Wyrm!

Cordir says, 'I see that you have reached the first requirement, which is 10th rank.'.

l celia
As you look upon her you see a dark twinkle in her eye, you can feel her looking
upon you, it makes you shiver. Something tells you she has hard a tough life.
Celia is one who dances with the shadows. She was one who stayed behind, while
the rest carried on. Celia's heart is cold and one begins to wonder if her heart
will beat again.
Celia won't win any beauty contests.
Celia is in perfect health.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'The second requirement is the tale of your life which I have received and read with pleasure.'.
Cordir holds up a parchment scroll.

Celia nods and says (in common), 'Thank you'.

Cordir says, 'The third requirement is the sponsorship of a Chosen and Tirayel has spoken on your behalf.'.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'The fourth requirement is a mini quest involving three tasks'.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'Have you helped the new of the Realm for a span of a year and a day?'.

Celia says (in common), 'Yes'.

Cordir says, 'Would you name one whom you helped, and how?'.

Celia says (in common), 'Oh my ... I can't remember the name at the time, but I helped her by getting a weapon. I am sorry I thought I wrote it down'.

Cordir nods and says, 'That's okay.'.

Celia blushes.

Cordir says, 'The second part of the Quest involves obtaining tokens from racial cities of your home continent.'.

Celia nods.

Cordir says, 'Please name each city and drop the token upon the floor from that place.'.

who FATE
5 players.
Hum [ Wa:17 Cl:18 ] Dazzle, Novice of Fate.
Elf [ Wa:10 Cl:20 ] Tien Shinhan, Chosen Elven Cleric of Fate.
Hum [ Attendant ] Plato, Attendant of Fate.
Aar [ Sh:21 Th:19 ] Tranquility Fated Handmaiden, Taoiseach, Apprentice
Elf [ Ma:18 Th:18 Ra:21 ] Boromir Favored of Fate .. Taoiseach .. Cassandra

Celia gets a maplewood cane from an egg casing.
Celia says (in common), 'Loth Llorien'.
Celia drops a maplewood cane.

Celia gets an egg from an egg casing.
Celia says (in common), 'Hovelton'.
Celia drops an egg.

Cordir nods.

Boromir grins happily at Celia.

Celia says (in common), 'Yikes it won't let me look in my container'.

Celia gets a dwarven pipe from an egg casing.
Celia says (in common), 'Dwarvenhold'.
Celia drops a dwarven pipe.

Boromir nods.

Celia gets a turkey drumstick from an egg casing.
Celia says (in common), 'MG'.
Celia drops a turkey drumstick.

Celia gets a stale muffin from an egg casing.
Celia says (in common), 'Half-Elf Camp'.
Celia drops a stale muffin.

Celia says (in common), 'Can i pick up the egg it's confusing my container'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'of course'.

Celia gets an egg.
Celia puts an egg in bag made from Celia hide.

Celia gets a bulbous white flower from an egg casing.
Celia says (in common), 'Skorlanis'.
Celia drops a bulbous white flower.

Celia gets a jar of Knuckles from an egg casing.
Celia drops a jar of Knuckles.

Celia gets a packet of worm crisps from an egg casing.
Celia says (in common), 'Aarakocran'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir smiles quietly.

Celia gets an egg from bag made from Celia hide.
Celia drops an egg.

Cordir nods.

Celia says (in common), 'That's it :)'.

Boromir smiles happily.

Celia says (in common), 'Wait I am missing something'.

Boromir raises an eyebrow.

Celia drops a packet of worm crisps.
Celia says (in common), 'There we go sorry'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir makes a gesture of summoning, and something stirs in the darkness.

A VERY large spider creeps out of the shadows.

Cordir says, 'The lst part of the quest is the swearing of Geasa before the Guardian.'.

Celia says (in common), '*nod* Do I that now'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'Yes.'.

Celia says (in common), 'oCC: My dad needed help he recently had anersim surgery'.
Celia says (in common), 'Sorry for my delay on things'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'Take your time'.
Cordir smiles at Celia.

Celia says (in common), 'IN: I, Celia, promise to fill a container and empty into the pit at each login'.

Cordir says, 'What will you fill the container with?\'.

Celia says (in common), 'Eq and food'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'I accept this Geasa'.
The spider nods.

Celia says (in common), 'I, Celia, I promise to ask or help 3 newbies at each log in.'.

Cordir says, 'I accept this Geasa'.
The spider nods.

Celia says (in common), 'I , Celia, will always go to the MG temple and pray in memory of my ancestors and leave 2 pieces of bread (in memory of my mom and dad)'.
Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'I accept this Geasa'.

Boromir nods.

The spider nods.

Cordir says, 'I ask you, Celia... Having completed this quest.. Is it still your true desire to join the Chosen of Fate?'.

Celia says (in common), 'Yes, very much so'.

Cordir says, 'Then I bid you kneel before me, and give me your hands.'.

Celia kneels.
Celia gives Cordir her hands.

Cordir takes Celia's hands between her own, in the age-old gesture of a liege accepting fealty.

Cordir says, 'Celia, do you swear to uphold the laws of this Realm and the lawfully given commands of its Immortals?'.

Celia says (in common), 'Yes'.

Cordir says, 'Celia, do you swear to abide My codes and dictates, and the lawfully given instructions of my Ordained and Council?'.

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

Cordir says, 'And lastly, Celia, do you swear that you will earnestly seek to become all that you can, seeking your own Fate and helping others to do the same?'.

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

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

Celia says (in common), 'I, Celia, will worship Cordir and the Members of the Chosen with all my heart.'.

Cordir has accepted Celia into the Chosen of Fate!

Cordir ftells, '*welcome to the Chosen!'.
Boromir ftells, 'Hi Celia and welcome!!! '.
Cordir ftells, 'Congratulations, Celia!'.
Celia ftells, 'Hello Everyone! It's good to be here :)'.
Tien ftells, 'welcome Celia'.
Celia ftells, 'Thank you :)'.

Cordir helps Celia to stand.

Boromir grins happily at Celia.

Dazzle ftells, 'Many Gratz Celia!'.
Dazzle ftells, 'Welcome to the Family. :)'.

Celia ftells, 'Thank you everyone :) I am glad to be one of the family'.

Cordir ftells, 'As a symbolic entry to the Following, it is My habit to Summon new members to the Tapestry.'.

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 and disappears from the chamber.

Within The Tapestry of Fate
[Exits: north up]
The Loom of the Weaver is here, coruscating with an unearthly radiance.

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

Cordir utters the words, 'summon.'
Celia arrives suddenly.

Cordir ftells, 'Welcome!'.

Celia smiles happily.

Celia says (in common), 'Hello :)'.

Cordir smiles quietly.

Cordir says, 'Each of the Chosen bears a magical tattoo that shows their allegiance. Do you wish to bear such a mark?'.

Celia says (in common), 'Yes'.

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

Boromir arrives from the north.

Celia says (in common), 'I am not sure ... What do you suggest'.

Cordir says, 'It is entirely a personal choice; The Ward often wanders off on its own'.

Boromir nods.
Boromir says (in common), 'it does'.

Celia says (in common), 'let me think'.

Cordir says, 'Shifting to a place that helps teach the Chosen a lesson. For example, Solaron was a bit vain, so the Ward settled over his face to remind him to show humility and not use his looks to manipulate people'.

Celia says (in common), 'I guess my worn with pride'.
Celia smiles happily.

Cordir creates (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen out of thin air!

Cordir says, 'Where on your body, dear? Mine is on my throat, to remind me to speak with honesty and integrity'.

Celia says (in common), 'I would say above my eyes to always let me see with good intentions'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir lays her hand upon Celia's forehead, and closes Her eyes for a moment.

There is a flash of light.

Cordir gives(Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen to Celia.

Celia says (in common), 'Thank you'.

Boromir beams a smile at Celia.
Boromir claps at Celia's performance.

(End scene)

Click here to return to timeline