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The Fateful Hour: Overrun by Bards!

The first part of this log is from Cordir's point of view. However, later, it switches to that of Aslan.


Log is on: 7-23-2002-8-17-pm.txt

You ftell, 'So. Kaldred. When am I gonna get my first level 50 since Trakker?'.
Kaldred ftells, 'Probably by the end of the week :)'.
Ananasi ftells, 'heh is _that_ why you were bugging me? :P'.
Kaldred ftells, 'Was REALLY busy the last two days'.
You ftell, '*grins innocently*'.

You gossip, 'The Fateful Hour will be starting shortly. Those who have spoken to me about attendance, please arrange transport to our temple.'.

The Sanctuary of Fate
[Exits: north up]

A small weaving loom is barely visible amidst the trees.
Aviendha is resting here.
A distressingly large, shiny black spider weaves webs here.

Drazuk arrives suddenly.
Drazuk giggles.

You poke him in the ribs.

Drazuk gasps in astonishment.

Quarnel arrives from the north.

You hear a distinct pop as Ananasi's portal closes up.

Oook arrives from the north.

You smile happily.

Ananasi smiles happily.

Oook grins toothily.

Aslan arrives from the north.
Aslan curtseys gracefully.
Aslan rests.

You smile happily.

Aviendha smiles happily.

You ftell, 'Fateful Hour starts in 3 or so minutes'.

Ananasi ftells, 'nod'.

Oook screams like a trapped weasel and scurries back away from the distressingly large spider!

Aslan says (in common), 'Logging'.

Drazuk ftells, 'afk for a minute (:'.

Ananasi gives a spell score to Oook.

Ananasi stands up.

You ftell, 'Haul butt and finish what you are doing if you are doing something'.

Oook says (in common), 'NGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAA!'.

Ananasi leaves north.

Oook points at the guardian spider accusingly.

The guardian spider points at Oook accusingly.

You say, 'It won't eat you.'.

Oook cowers.

You say, 'SO long as you behave.'.

Aviendha raises an eyebrow.

Aviendha sits in a quiet corner and rummages through her many books.

You say, 'She's like the Spiders of the Spire. But bigger.'.
You say, 'And grumpier.'.

Oook mutters under his breath, "bigspider-bigspider-bigspider"

Aslan claps morbidly (*smirk*) Was watching cable this morning, and saw some of the stuff that spiders do when you provoke them.
Aslan is SURE to behave.

Aviendha starts flipping through an Ebon book.

Oook says (in common), 'But, but, but I tried, er, it was the shrooms, tried to eat one.'.
Oook cowers.

Aviendha raises an eyebrow.
Aviendha says (in common), 'What is cable Lady Aslan?'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'Is it some form of a robe'.

WHO and TIME provided by Aslan:

time
It is 1pm on Kelir the 14th, the month of the Shallow Graves, in the year 2543.
TFC started up at Mon Jul 22 08:29:02 2002
The system time is Tue Jul 23 19:04:11 2002

who
33 players.
Hum [ Wa:16 ] Roan The more you say the more you do *wisdom*
Ogr [ Bard: 8 6 4 ] Oook the Wandering Troubledour!
Hel [ Wa:22 Cl:30 ] Quarnel, master of Tai Chi and Chai Tea *El Fate*
Hel [ Wa:28 Cl:30 ] Kaleyah Wraithverge Salemonte, Darkling Lancer
Hum [ Grub Worm ] Hutt the Prisoner of wisdom.
Elf [ Wa: 7 Cl:15 ] Tweedle. Elven Warrior/Cleric. Tel'Quessir.
Elf [ Cl:14 Th: 9 Ra: 9 ] Gryffen Aravorn, Drow Prince of {Fate}
Min [ Wa: 9 ] RayRay the Minotaur
Min [ Bard: 8 5 1 ] Mylk, Bovine Bard Extrordinaire!
Elf [ Cl: 6 ] Damian save a tree, shoot a beaver.
Hum [ Cl:17 ] Minion of the Dark Lord of the Phalanx of Blood
Hum [ Ra:10 Ma:22 ] Fisrad, Mysterious Magan Teacher of *Wisdom*
Dwa [ Th: 9 Cl:15 Wa:10 ] Nigel The constant thorn in your side (Wisdom)
Aar [ Wa: 2 ] Merle the Aarakocran Swan
Hum [ Ma: 4 ] Mikejs the Boy
Elf [ Ma:21 Ra:17 Th:11 ] Drazuk: Servant of Fate, Child of Lolth *PiZaN*
Gno [ Cl:17 Wa:16 ] Chaos.
Hum [ Demigod ] Gavin, Dark Lord of the Phalanx of Blood
Gno [ Wa:13 Cl:18 ] Otak Lin Tigerino, The Crouching Tiger.
Hum [ Sh:17 Ra:11 ] Tycho...c rift self
Hum [ Lesser Goddess ] [GS] Cordir: Fate. Stormreaver. Beware of snakes.
Elf [ Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Indiga: Boogies. Well, only in the Dark.
Elf [ Ra:27 Ma:27 Th:27 ] Ananasi Aleitros. Dark closet. No scorpion. Fate
Hum [ Cl: 6 ] Petey sits in his box.
Hel [ Ma:15 ] Taghk, Apprentice Prism of the Revealing *Sun*
Hum [ Th:16 Ra:26 Cl:26 ] Abe Stormreaver walks Blade in Hand with *Fate*
Hlf [ Wyrm's Handmaiden ] Aslan,Starting a new path of Fate *Talyn*
Hum [ Grim Warder ] Vex Ironwolf, the Inquisitor of Coven *Club 87*
Gno [ Bard: 6 5 1 ] Aviendha. Too talented for a last name.
Hel [ Bard: 7 5 1 ] Kirith Whitefire, Half-Elven Bard Extraordinaire!
Hum [ Bard: 6 5 2 ] Slaktare. Testing-Testing- 1-2-3 - Is this thing on?
Dwa [ Saint ] Wylin, Authorized Wisdom Dealer (Get Some!)*+CoE+*
Elf [ Cl:25 Ra:25 Th:15 ] Sicarian. {WarD}

Oook says (in common), 'Three by three days, shaman training.'.

Aviendha says (in common), 'rope'.
Aviendha sits down and thinks deeply.

Aslan says (in common), 'Something from the outer world'.

Oook shivers uncomfortably.

Aslan winks at Aviendha.

Aviendha says (in common), 'Ohhh, the Outworld'.
Aviendha nods.
Aviendha says (in common), 'I have read of it'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'Scary place'.

Oook hums several notes to a song you didn't know existed.
Oook looks confused.
Oook slaps the side of his head, trying to bring his brain back into focus.
Oook says (in common), 'I hate it when they confuse you like that'.

Drazuk hugs the guardian spider.
The guardian spider looks around, startled.

Federico the wino arrives from the north.

Aslan curtseys gracefully to Federico the wino.
Federico the wino curtseys gracefully to Aslan.

Drazuk rests.
Drazuk chuckles, evidently amused.

You ponder the question.

Drazuk looks at Federico the wino.
Drazuk sits down and thinks deeply.
Drazuk pokes Federico the wino in the ribs.
Federico the wino looks around, startled.

Drazuk says (in common), 'i got what you need...'.

Oook says (in common), 'I think he want's to talk to me.'.

You gossip, 'All aboard who is coming aboard? (ie, those attending, my temple, NOW!)'.

Oook says (in common), 'Anyone want to help me discuss things with Federico?'.
Oook says (in common), 'Real quick like?'.

Drazuk gets a syringe with a long, thick needle from an egg casing.
Drazuk gives a syringe with a long, thick needle to Federico the wino.

Aslan grins mischievously.
Aslan says (in common), 'By all means'.

Quarnel says (in common), 'certainly'.

Oook says (in common), 'Thanks'.

Aslan leaves north.
Quarnel leaves north.
Oook leaves north.
Drazuk leaves north.

Federico the wino leaves north.

You hear something's death cry.

Aslan arrives from the north.
Quarnel arrives from the north.
Oook arrives from the north.
Drazuk arrives from the north.

Oook bows deeply.

Kirith gossips (in common), 'I've got work tomorrow, or I would be there. '.

Drazuk blushes.
Drazuk rests.

Oook says (in common), 'Thanks'.

Kerriariadne appears before you, chasing a little green pinpoint of light.

Aslan says (in common), 'You're very welcome :)'.

Kerriariadne utters the words, 'summon'.
Indiga arrives suddenly.

Indiga quaffs a clear red potion.
Indiga invokes recall magic.
Indiga is wrested from the room!

You blink.
Quarnel laughs.
Drazuk chuckles, evidently amused.

Quarnel says (in common), 'summon trigger'.

Kerriariadne freezes into a solid ice sculpture, and shatters across the realm!

Indiga gossips (in common), 'Erm, sorry'.

The Sanctuary of Fate
[Exits: north up]

The breathtaking loveliness of a midnight shadowed garden embraces you. The
night sky is filled with stars... no, not stars, but strands of light which
shimmer at the edges of sight. The soft call of unseen birds provides sweet
melody to please the ear and the low hoot of an owl echoes out of the trees.
A thick tangle of web-shrouded briar roses marks the boundaries of the area
and every conceivable variety of flower blooms within, despite the darkness.
Here and there, care has been taken to create gathering places in the glade,
from an intimate nook of soft, thick moss beneath a veiling willow tree, to
a low, gentle dell where a large group could rest in comfort. Each cardinal
point is marked by its own unique archway. Ebon flames beckon within a trio
of them, and the fourth is sealed by an enormous spiderweb. At the heart of
the clearing is a large round seal of orichalcum.
A small weaving loom is barely visible amidst the trees.
(Invis) (Light Cyan Aura) Drazuk is here.
Oook is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Quarnel is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Aslan is here.
Aviendha is resting here.
A distressingly large, shiny black spider weaves webs here.

You patiently twiddle your thumbs.
Cordir waits for the last few folks to show up.

Quarnel sneers at himself, expressing utter contempt.

You patiently twiddle your thumbs.

7 players.
Elf [ Wyld Eraic Dhan ] Kaldred Triat Master, Chosen Blade of Fate *Club 87*
Hel [ Wa:22 Cl:30 ] Quarnel, master of Tai Chi and Chai Tea *El Fate*
Elf [ Cl:14 Th: 9 Ra: 9 ] Gryffen Aravorn, Drow Prince of {Fate}
Elf [ Ma:21 Ra:17 Th:11 ] Drazuk: Servant of Fate, Child of Lolth *PiZaN*
Elf [ Ra:27 Ma:27 Th:27 ] Ananasi Aleitros. Dark closet. No scorpion. Fate
Hum [ Th:16 Ra:26 Cl:26 ] Abe Stormreaver walks Blade in Hand with *Fate*
Hlf [ Wyrm's Handmaiden ] Aslan,Starting a new path of Fate *Talyn*
You ftell, 'Chosen? Anyone who is attending who is NOT in the temple>?'.
Ananasi ftells, 'Yes...on my way'.

You ftell, 'Abe has been excused, Kaldred is grabbing stuff'.

Ananasi ftells, 'I am trying to grab stuff :> but will be on my way in a sec'.

Drazuk says (in elven), 'whats happening tonite? (:'.

Aslan says (in common), 'A bunch of stuff'.

Drazuk grins mischievously.

Aslan says (in common), 'There are a couple of announcements'.

Kaldred arrives from the north.

Aslan curtseys gracefully to Aviendha.

You say, 'one sec, aslan'.

Aslan curtseys gracefully to Oook.

Kaldred leaves north.

Aslan nods in recognition to you.

Aviendha curtseys gracefully.

You hear a distinct pop as Kaldred's portal closes up.

Kaldred smiles happily.

You nod.
You say, 'Okay.'.

Drazuk grins mischievously at Kaldred.

You say, 'I think we are ready to start.'.

Kaldred says (in common), 'Pardon me for one moment.'.

You say, 'We have several guests this evening.'.

Kaldred leaves north.

You say, 'Notably, Ook and Aviendha'.

Aslan curtseys gracefully to Aviendha.
Aslan curtseys gracefully to Oook.

Oook bows deeply.

You say, 'pardon me... Oook and Aviendha'.

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

You say, 'Whom I have promised will NOT be eaten by the Spider.'.

Oook says (in common), 'Ook is a trademark of the Monkey lobbists.'.

You say, 'I invited them both here to tell the tale of their lives.'.

Oook shivers uncomfortably.

You say, 'So that as young bards, they gain practice in performing'.

Kirith arrives from the north.

Aviendha giggles happily.

Aslan smiles happily.
Aslan says (in common), 'Wonderful :)'.

Oook grins wickedly.

You hear a distinct pop as Ananasi's portal closes up.

Kirith says (in common), 'Salutations! I haven't barged in on anything, have I?'.

Aviendha beams a smile at Kirith.

Kirith peers around.

Aslan curtseys gracefully to Kirith.

Kirith says (in common), 'My, that's a large spider. '.

You say, 'a small contest'.

Oook says (in common), 'Welcome, fellow bard!'.

You say, 'A STORY contest'.
You say, 'For Bards.'.
You say, 'Subject: My Life.'.

Ananasi chuckles, evidently amused.

You say, 'which of you three would like to go first?'.

Bliztix arrives from the north.
You say, 'GET OUT'.
Bliztix leaves north.

Aslan pulls up a few pillows before she disturbs something.

Aviendha raises an eyebrow.

Aslan looks around.

You gossip, 'Bliztix, you are FORBIDDEN to enter my temple.'.
Minion gossips (in common), 'ouch'.
You gossip, 'DO NOT enter it again under ANY circumstances.'.
Slaktare gossips (in common), 'RIFT him!!!'.

Aviendha smiles happily.

RayRay tells you (in common), 'i hate bliztix'.

Bliztix gossips (in common), 'will do.... despite the fact that I've done absolutly nothing to you or any of your followers.'.

Aviendha steps forward.
Aviendha says (in common), 'I will go first if no other will'.

You smile happily.

Aviendha giggles.

You say, 'These others have not your braveness, it seems.'.

Aviendha smiles happily.

Clue drops through a hole in the clouds, ready to help.

Oook says (in common), 'Or are being hauled afw'.

Drazuk grins mischievously at Clue.

Oook says (in common), 'Sorry'.

Aslan bounces onto Clue's lap.

Oook smiles happily.

Aviendha laughs.
Oook bows before Aviendha.

Aviendha says (in common), 'Shall I start?'.

You nod.
You say, 'please do'.

Aviendha says (in common), 'Well, I was born and raised in a town not known to the realm...yet'.

Cordir arches an eyebrow inquisitively.

Aviendha says (in common), 'I was born outside of the gates of Banegrim's Keep'.

Aslan sits down and thinks deeply.

Aviendha says (in common), 'It is a land far to the north'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'My father was a theurgist'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'My mother, well she stayed at home with my siblings and I'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'Ever since I was small, my father would tell us kids stories about demons, myths, and other lore'.

Aslan smiles happily.

Aviendha says (in common), 'He worked at the Keep in the city, and had access to many books'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'So ever since I was small I was always interest in the lore the world holds'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'Especially the Triat'.

Aviendha smiles happily.

### Natilena has scored 12 points on a location quest (4706 points total).

Aviendha says (in common), 'It is simply an amazing structure and contains so many beautiful poems and just makes me a little speechless at times'.

Aslan smiles happily.

Kaldred ftells, 'Does anyone remember which mob in Delving has the Immaculately slender glass rose?'.
Aslan ftells, 'Berengor?'.

Aviendha says (in common), 'My father always encouraged me to read more, and to learn more of what I found interesting'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'And in that, I would find what I would seek to accomplish in life'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'I knew then what I would want'.

You smile happily.
You say, 'and what is that?'.

Aviendha says (in common), 'To travel the world seeking out more of the Triat lore, and to tell the Realms of its stories'.
Aviendha smiles happily.

Clue shows her approval by clapping her hands together.

Drazuk grins mischievously.

You clap your hands together.

Aslan smiles happily.

Kirith says (in common), 'Excellent!'.

Aslan says (in common), 'Wonderful :)'.

Indiga smiles happily.

Kirith nods at himself; he must be getting senile.

Ananasi smiles happily.

Aviendha says (in common), 'I suppose that is what brought me here today'.
Aviendha says (in common), 'In a shortened version of my Life'.

Aslan beams a smile at Aviendha.

Aviendha giggles.

You smile happily.

Kirith says (in common), 'Me next?'.

You say, 'which bard is next?'.

Kirith says (in common), 'Next me. '.
Kirith nods.

You nod in recognition to him.

Oook smiles happily.

Kirith says (in common), 'Ah, let's see. '.
Kirith says (in common), 'My Life. '.
Kirith says (in common), 'It began, oh... I'd say about a month ago. '.
Kirith says (in common), 'I don't remember much before that. '.

Aviendha shakes her head.

Kirith says (in common), 'Hm...'.

Kirith says (in common), 'I do remember the "Sanitorium", whatever that is. '.
Kirith says (in common), 'Either way, it wasn't very entertaining. '.

Ananasi chuckles, evidently amused.

Cordir jots a note on a bit of paper. "Points for creativity: Kirith. Points for Cool Triaty Stuff: Aviendha."

Kirith says (in common), 'I didn't want to worry the employees of the park, so I left. (The rides were terrible)'.

Aviendha giggles.

Kirith says (in common), 'So, I left. '.

Aslan nods.

Kirith says (in common), 'I start wandering, typical stuff, nothin' big. '.
Kirith says (in common), 'I'm not quite sure who it was that tried to mug me on the Great Western Road...'.
Kirith says (in common), 'But it didn't work. I did SOMETHING and BAM, there he stood, dazed, blinded by my performance. '.

Aslan enthusiastically cheers Kirith to victory.

Aviendha smiles happily.

l kirith

You see nothing special about him.
Kirith won't win any beauty contests.
Kirith is in perfect health.

Kirith is using:
<used as light> (Glowing) a war banner
<worn around neck> (Moderate magic) the runed topaz amulet
<worn on body> a khaki vest
<worn on head> a dragon scale helm
<worn on legs> (Moderate magic) a pair of quilted cloth commoner's pants
<worn on feet> a pair of soft leather boots
<worn on hands> (Weak magic) a pair of animal hide gloves
<worn on arms> a pair of leather sleeves
<worn about body> (Weak magic) a fur sash
<worn about waist> (Moderate magic) a black silk belt
<worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) the delicate pearl bracelet
<worn around wrist> (Weak magic) a leather wrist guard
<wielded> (Potent magic) (Humming) a Mourning Star


Kirith says (in common), 'I, myself, was stunned. That I, Kirith Whitefire (a rather stunning name, yes?)'.

Indiga grins evilly.

Kirith says (in common), 'should have such UNBRIDLED talent?'.

l aviendha
You see nothing special about her.
Aviendha has a special twinkle in her eye.
Aviendha is in perfect health.
Aviendha is using:
<used as light> (Glowing) a war banner
<worn on body> (Weak magic) a suit of leather
<worn on head> a leather cap
<worn on legs> leather leggings
<worn on feet> a pair of animal hide shoes
<worn on hands> (Moderate magic) a pair of quilted cloth gloves
<worn on arms> a pair of leather sleeves
<worn as shield> (Moderate magic) a wooden buckler
<worn about body> (Red Aura) the skin of Kerberos
<worn about waist> a leather girdle
<worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) the odd electrum bracelet
<wielded> (Potent magic) (Humming) a Mourning Star

Kirith says (in common), 'How can a mere mortal shell hold so much?'.

Ananasi snickers softly.

You ponder the question.

Kirith says (in common), 'I know, I'm speechless often, myself. '.

who kir
1 player.
Hel [ Bard: 7 5 1 ] Kirith Whitefire, Half-Elven Bard Extraordinaire!

You ponder the question.

Ananasi ftells, 'This one will not be shy of his talents. :>'.

Cordir wonders how this could be encompassed in a non-full-blood-elven package.

Kirith says (in common), 'I considered ridding the world of Scriem right then and there, but realized I should pace myself. '.

Clue contemplates a speechless bard.

Aslan grins mischievously.

Aviendha beams a smile at Clue.

Kirith says (in common), 'I wandered again, finding a town with those like myself, half-elves (so they say, I'm still not sure.)'.

Ananasi applauds the young bard's modesty and wisdom and self-restraint.

Oook smiles happily.

Kirith says (in common), 'Besides that, and artfully dodging the occasional conspiracy against the crown (myself), my life is uneventful.'.

Oook grins wickedly.

Vex tells you (in common), 'what's going on in dere?'.
You tell Vex, 'Fateful Hour'.
Vex tells you (in common), 'ahh'.
You tell Vex, 'roleplayroleplay.'.
Vex tells you (in common), 'nod nod'.

You snicker softly.

Kirith says (in common), 'Occasionally men in white coats come for me, but I'm never home. *sigh*'.

Aslan laughs.

Aviendha says (in common), 'oh dear'.

Kirith says (in common), 'I hope to actually get hold of them one day, I hope I didn't leave my pack there.'.
Aslan stiffles her giggles.

Kirith says (in common), 'They're awful nice to try and return it. '.
Kirith says (in common), 'Either way...'.
Kirith says (in common), 'That's me in a nutshell.'.

You smile happily.
You say, 'Thank you.'.

Indiga snickers softly.

Ananasi says (in common), '_Nut_ shell, yes'.
Ananasi grins mischievously.

Oook snickers softly.

Aviendha nods in recognition to Ananasi.

Kirith nods.
Kirith says (in common), 'Er..'.

Indiga grins evilly at Ananasi.

Aviendha says (in common), 'I agree'.

Ananasi grins mischievously at Indiga.

The Guardian Spider glares at the lady, and backs up slightly deeper into the shadows.
The spider gives Oook a bit more breathing room.

Ananasi raises an eyebrow at the guardian spider.
The guardian spider raises an eyebrow at Ananasi.

Oook coughs.

Oook drinks water from an aarahide bota.
Oook gargles.

Aviendha notices the interaction between Guardian and the Lady and scribbles some notes.

Ananasi utters the words, 'waterbreath'.
Oook turns a little blue in the face.

Oook says (in common), 'To give the tale the proper ambiance, I must tell it in proper ogre fashion.'.

You say, 'oh dear.'.
Cordir gets out a drop cloth and an umbrella.

Oook snickers softly.

Ananasi knows what that means, and backs out of range of the spittle.

Oook stops using a pummel stick.

Indiga chuckles, evidently amused.
Ananasi chuckles at your joke.

Oook stops using a dragon scale bracer.
Oook stops using the blurry onyx bracelet.

Aslan blinks.

Oook stops using a padded cloth sash.
Oook stops using a quilted cloth shawl.
Oook stops using a medium wooden shield.

Kirith idly flips through a dictionary, muttering 'I've heard these words before somewhere...'

Oook stops using the lapis lazuli ring.
Oook stops using the majestic tiger eye ring.
Oook stops using the Amulet of the Ocelot.
Oook stops using the Amulet of the Tiger.

Indiga shields her eyes.

Oook stops using a pair of animal hide gloves.
Oook stops using a pair of reinforced leather sleeves.
Oook stops using a pair of animal hide boots.

Aslan wonders if she should get out her wellies, and her mack by this reaction.

Oook stops using a dragon scale helm.

Ananasi nods in recognition to Aslan.

Oook stops using a leather shirt.

Kirith holds the aged granite wand in his hands.

You nod in recognition to her.

Ananasi winces at Oook.
Kirith looks at Oook.

Cordir averts her gaze.

Kirith says (in common), 'Eeeek'.

Oook says (in common), 'Should have loincloth instead of pants, but I'll leave them for now'.
Oook grins wickedly.

Kirith zaps Oook with the aged granite wand.
Oook fades out of existence.
Kirith's wand explodes into fragments.

Aviendha dives into the trees at the sight of the naked bard.

Ananasi laughs.

You snicker softly.

Oook says (in common), 'We ogres have little need for cloth.'.
Oook bows deeply.

Aslan snickers softly.

You say, 'his nakedness was too much for your wand'.

Indiga snickers softly.
Ananasi snickers softly.

Kirith says (in common), 'Poor thing. I rather liked Fred the Invisiblity Wand. '.

Oook pulls a set of drums out of a bag made of blood bat hide.

Kirith says (in common), 'Ah well. Continue, Oook.'.

Oook snickers softly.
Oook says (in common), 'Me born in Spire, land of swamp and fungi.'.
Oook says (in common), 'Have two brothers: Obass and Ooom.'.
Oook says (in common), 'Ooom am older, am shaman.'.
Oook nods wisely.

Oook says (in common), 'When I old enough, I try to be shaman.'.

Aslan grins mischievously.

Oook says (in common), 'Three days, three days, and three days more I fasted, licking only 'shrooms of visions.'.
Oook says (in common), 'On last day, we wait to become shamans, but I so very hungry then.'.
Oook says (in common), 'And then I see a munchie. A little ball of good-yummieness.'.
Oook says (in common), 'The visions made me not see it were little-bitty-spider-critter.'.

Oook shudders from the sheer thought of it.

Cordir frowns.

Oook says (in common), 'I grabbed and stuffed in mouth without any shaman seeing. But it jumped out and GREW!'.

Aslan sits down and thinks deeply.

Kaldred arrives from the north.
Kaldred sneaks in...pinked.

Oook accents this point with the drum. Repeatedly.

Kaldred says (in common), 'My appologies.'.

Oook says (in common), 'So-big-so-big-so-big it was!'.

Oook looks nervously over at the spider in the room.
Oook says (in common), 'The shamans said I not be good shaman. Scream too much.'.

Oook sighs loudly.

Guardian taps a foreleg angrily.

Aslan hates to interrupt, but was this inside your belly it grew?

Guardian glares balefully at the Bard.

Oook shakes his head.
Oook says (in common), 'In mouth and jumped out'.
Oook says (in common), 'Hissed, it did.'.

Aslan coughs.
Aslan nods in recognition to Oook.

Oook says (in common), 'Not a happy spider.'.
Oook says (in common), 'Then was gone.'.
Oook says (in common), 'Night falled. I played sad ogre chant on Obass' head.'.
Oook says (in common), 'He was smaller. Couldn't run away good.'.
Oook says (in common), 'Also had good hollow head'.

### Tycho has become a miscreant.

Oook says (in common), 'First father told me to be quiet. Then told me to go explore.'.

Oook says (in common), 'Now I do. But not in quiet. Sing lots. Run lots.'.
Oook smiles happily.

Aslan beams a smile at Oook.

Oook says (in common), 'Never eat spiders again.'.
Oook bows deeply.

Aviendha tries to hold back a laugh.

Aslan curtseys gracefully.
Aslan says (in common), 'pardon me'.
Aslan leaves north.
Aslan arrives from the north.

### Natilena has scored 13 points on a location quest (4719 points total).

Kaldred has lost his link.

You smile happily.

Aslan winces. Ouch!
Aslan says (in common), 'Oh my'.

You say, 'Thank you for your stories'.

Aviendha curtseys gracefully.

You say, 'Kaldred will be right back. He's rebooting'.

Ananasi says (in common), 'brb'.
Ananasi leaves north.

The Sanctuary of Fate
[Exits: north up]
The breathtaking loveliness of a midnight shadowed garden embraces you. The
night sky is filled with stars... no, not stars, but strands of light which
shimmer at the edges of sight. The soft call of unseen birds provides sweet
melody to please the ear and the low hoot of an owl echoes out of the trees.
A thick tangle of web-shrouded briar roses marks the boundaries of the area
and every conceivable variety of flower blooms within, despite the darkness.
Here and there, care has been taken to create gathering places in the glade,
from an intimate nook of soft, thick moss beneath a veiling willow tree, to
a low, gentle dell where a large group could rest in comfort. Each cardinal
point is marked by its own unique archway. Ebon flames beckon within a trio
of them, and the fourth is sealed by an enormous spiderweb. At the heart of
the clearing is a large round seal of orichalcum.
(Token magic) A ball made of bright purple light is here.
A small weaving loom is barely visible amidst the trees.
(Light Cyan Aura) Aslan is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Kaldred is here.
(Intense Light Green Aura) Clue is here.
(Dark Red Aura) Indiga is here.
(Invis) Oook is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Quarnel is here.
Aviendha is resting here.
A distressingly large, shiny black spider weaves webs here.

You smile happily.
You say, 'Thank you for your stories'.

Oook smiles happily.

Ananasi arrives from the north.

You say, 'I would say to each of you this:'.

Aviendha says (in common), 'My Pleasure Lady Weaver'.
Aviendha nods.

You say, 'There are many places to find stories.'.
You say, 'But none so rich as the fields of tales that are the Chosen of Fate.'.
You say, 'You have told me each your history...'.
You say, 'If you would but offer me Geas...'.

Clue says, 'pardon me, i'm needed elsewhere'.

Aslan nods in recognition to Clue.
Ananasi beams a smile at Clue.
Clue rushes off to see if she can help someone else.

Aslan smiles happily.

You say, '(and some minor bizarreness of code be worked out, with Tynian's aid)...'.
You say, 'I would invite you to become one of us.'.

Kaldred has reconnected.

You ftell, 'welcome back, Kaldred'.

Indiga smiles happily.

Kaldred prays, '*phew*'.

Aslan looks around.

Kaldred ftells, 'Sorry about that.'.

Aslan beams a smile at Aviendha.

Kaldred says (in common), 'Sorry about that.'.

Oook grins wickedly.

You ftell, 'not to worry'.

Aslan beams a smile at Oook.

Indiga comforts Kaldred.

Aviendha nods.

Kaldred ftells, 'Thought my connection was going to die again'.

You smile happily.
You say, 'Thank you.'.
You say, 'Okay...'.

You say, 'I believe the next item of business for the evening...'.
You say, 'requires a bit of alteration.'.

The light of the moon above softens to a candlelit glow.

Kaldred prays, 'Very nice :)'.

Soft birdsong trills through the air.

A gentle wind caresses you, raising goosebumps.

A single shining column of starlight falls upon the Lady's Ordained, Kaldred.

You tell Kaldred, 'take it away'.

Aviendha sits down and thinks deeply.

Kaldred stands, and walks to the center of the room.

Kaldred says (in common), 'It is my priviledge to have a very dear friend of mine with us tonight.'.

You smile at Indiga.

Indiga blushes.

Aslan curtseys gracefully to Indiga.

Cordir glances at Indiga with shifty eyes and a smile.

Kaldred says (in common), 'Now, these are somewhat ungodly hours for her to be with us..'.

Indiga grins at Cordir.

Kaldred grins mischievously at Indiga.

Guardian says, "The one who taught the Lady to love rift."

Quarnel boogies.

Ananasi chuckles at the guardian spider's joke.

Indiga grins evilly.

Guardian bows to Indiga.

Kaldred says (in common), 'But, moving on.'.
Kaldred turns to Indiga.
Kaldred says (in common), 'Milady... '.

Oook bows deeply.
Oook leaves north.

The rosebushes nearest Indiga flower completely, filling the air with fragrance.

Kaldred says (in common), 'In truth, I had wished to ask you to do me the honor of your hand in marriage on this night, in the company of my beloved following...'.
Kaldred says (in common), 'I could not ask one such as you, the gift of your hand....without first improving myself to my utmost..'.

Indiga blushes as she sees Kaldred here.

Kaldred says (in common), 'I would like more than anything else to ask now, but i am not of the 50th level, and a lady such as yourself deserves nothing less'.

Nyx arrives from the north.
You nod in recognition to him.

Kaldred opens a small box.
Kaldred gets a beribboned token of a gentleman's favor from a small box.

Indiga beams a smile at Kaldred.

Kaldred gives a beribboned token of a gentleman's favor to Indiga.
Kaldred gives the scroll of promise to Indiga.
Kaldred gives an immaculately beautiful long stem rose to Indiga.

### Natilena has scored 10 points on a location quest (4729 points total).

Kaldred says (in common), 'I can ask you nothing at this moment.... but can only offer you the promise of the future... if you would grace me with that honor...'.

Natilena cants, '*grin* *hugs* Kerri'.

### Wunk has advanced to level 16.
Aar [ Th:16 Wa:17 Sh:21 ] Wunk, if ugliness were bricks, you'd have plenty,

Kerriariadne cants, 'Hello there. *grins*'.

Kaldred says (in common), 'and swear upon my soul and sacred oaths that I will replace that token of my favor with something far more suitable to grace your lovely hand'.
Kaldred kisses Indiga's hand. How continental!

Indiga says (in common), 'Nothing would please me more'.

You ponder the question.

Indiga beams a smile at Kaldred.

You say, 'Witnessed.'.

You nod.

Kaldred smiles happily.
Kaldred hugs Indiga.

Aslan smiles to the happy couple.

Indiga grins evilly at Kaldred.

Aviendha smiles happily.

The Guardian ponders, and murmurs, *Witnessed*

You ftell, 'welcome, Star'.
DarkClaw ftells, 'Hello!'.

Indiga curtseys gracefully.

Aviendha wonders if Kaldred was a Bard in a past life, for only one of that standard could have said things so lovely.

Indiga is a little speechless.

Aviendha giggles.

You smile happily.

Aviendha beams a smile at Indiga.

Kaldred beams a smile at Aviendha.

You say, 'Thank you both for sharing that moment with us.'.

Aviendha nods.

You say, 'I"m afraid I must turn matters to those more dire.'.
You say, 'Shadow.'.
You say, 'You and I have spoken.'.

Nyx nods.

You say, 'You know what is required to regain your honor.'.
You say, 'Nothing more need be said.'.

Nyx nods.

Nyx prays, 'It was greet 3 at each login for 9 days?'.
You tell Nyx, 'yes'.

### Aslan reconnected.

Aslan blushes.
Aslan whispers 'ooops'

You say, 'Which leads us to the last events of the night.'.

Aviendha sits down and thinks deeply.

You say, 'Aslan ... I believe you have a letter you wish to read?'

<<< Log from here forward is from Aslan's perspective>>

Indiga smiles happily.

You nod.

Aslan curtseys softfly before the gathering.

Aslan smiles nervously as she begins to say.

You say (in common), 'Good evening to you all'.

Aslan clears her throat.

You say (in common), 'I have here, a letter I would like to read out loud to you all.'.

Aslan pulls out an immaculate scroll and delicately undoes the crimson ribbon tied around it.

Aslan prepares herself a moment, and quietly reads for herself the opening.

Aviendha nods.

Aslan takes a deep breath.

Aslan (reads) My darling three,

Aslan (reads) The times spent here, and with you have been precious,

Aslan (reads) though I know things change, and our paths take us apart from each other.

Aslan (reads) Each of you have taken a path different from my own... It is the will of the Fates.

Aslan lets a first single tear fall down her pale cheek.

Aslan (reads) My dear and beloved sister ... We learned this realm with each other.

Aslan (reads) You helped me on my feet, and since I have helped you on yours.

Aslan (reads) A walk through the woods will never be the same, for I shall always hope that rustle of the leaves is your quick and graceful race against your pack.

Aslan pauses in a moment of sadness and resignation

DarkClaw ftells, '*giggle*'.

Aslan (reads) My darling little boy.. I had hoped I would see you grow to be big and strong one day.

Aslan (reads) From now until the day I take my last breath, I will think of you each time I see a young babe,

Aslan (reads) a mother with her child, or a youth learning something new.

Aslan continues on.

Aslan (reads) And my handsome knight in shining armor.

Aslan (reads) My sweet, I have learned so much. I've learned so much to be with and a part of you.

Aslan (reads) I wear this band over my heart to place you where you should be.

Aslan (reads) Like the face of our band, we are bound to each other. I will always be with you, and you with me. Though maybe not in flesh and blood.

Aslan (reads) I write this letter of farewell to all of you,

Aslan (reads) not as a final farewell, nor as a resignation,

Aslan (reads) nor even as an abandonment of what I am to each of you.

Aslan (reads) I am your sister, your mother, your loving wife.

Aslan (reads) I write it as a passing onto a new path.

Aslan (reads) Each of you will still carry a special part of my heart and soul, though the way in which you carry it has now changed.

Aslan (reads) My sister, you are unable to be with us anymore.

Aslan (reads) My darling son, I am sorry I never gave you the chance to show yourself to the realm.

Aslan (reads) My loving husband, I dont think I was ever able to keep your side of the bed completely warm for your return after crusading for Our Father, Tripper.

Aslan (reads) From this day forth, I release you, as I release myself. Each of you. Walk along the paths of the realm as your will bids it.

Aslan (reads) As I will walk the path as I am bid to do.

Aslan glances to the bottom of the scroll.

Aslan (reads) My darlings,

Aslan (reads) I do this for your freedom, and for my own.

Aslan (reads) You are with my heart and soul always.

Aslan (reads the signature) Aslan Tsarran-Napei.

Aslan quickly rolls up the scroll, and ties it with a fuming blue ribbon.

You bow deeply.

The Fuming Blue thread upon the loom shudders.

Ananasi utters the words, 'shield'.
You are surrounded by a force shield.

Ananasi says (in common), 'Be well, wherever your path takes you'.

You nod.

You say (in common), 'And with all of you'.

time
It is 8am on Cearn the 17th, the month of the Shallow Graves,
in the year 2543.

TFC started up at Mon Jul 22 08:29:02 2002
The system time is Tue Jul 23 19:53:56 2002

Kaldred hugs you.

Aviendha says (in common), 'May the Triat watch over you in your journeys to come Lady Aslan'.

47 players.
Dwa [ Wa:14 Cl:15 ] Loto 50% crippled,49% gimp,1% intelligence *Tiger*
Hum [ Cl:13 Wa:10 ] Falcor, Orthae Dalhar d'lil Veldrin, Luck Dragon
Hlf [ Wyrm's Handmaiden ] Aslan,Starting a new path of Fate *Talyn*
Gno [ Cl:17 Wa:16 ] Toke,the suicidal inn runner - teacher of WISDOM
Hel [ Ma:20 Ra:20 ] Tara, Tigress of the Loch *Ripper*
Hum [ Wa:17 Cl:30 ] DarkClaw, Chosen Star of Fate. -= Garland =-
Elf [ Demigod ] Myronides Starym: God of the Elves
Elf [ ELF ] Izzy the Elf. Tel'Quessir
Elf [ Wyld Eraic Dhan ] Kaldred Triat Master, Chosen Blade of Fate *Club 87*
Hum [ Ra:12 ] Altec the steak master! *** PiZaN ***
Elf [ Cl: 7 ] Damian save a tree, shoot a beaver.
Elf [ Ma:21 Ra:20 ] Terenas.
Hel [ Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Ephiny, Amazon Huntress. *Tigers*
Hel [ Ma:17 Wa:12 Th: 9 ] Darwin Keeper of the Dark Scrolls
Elf [ Cl:13 ] Skie, Guard of the WarD. Weaver of Dreams.
Dwa [ Wa:17 Cl:30 ] Ink Panther: Think Pink. -=WarD=-
Aar [ Th:16 Wa:17 Sh:21 ] Wunk, if ugliness were bricks, you'd have plenty,
Elf [ Ma:14 Wa:15 Th:11 ] DragonBane Dragon Knight of the Tel'Quessir
Hum [ Cl: 3 ] Airanad the Boy
Elf [ Cl:14 Wa:12 ] Paladine, Druid Warrior of the Righteous.
Dwa [ Demigod ] Athorne The hammer of Righteousness
Dwa [ Sh:30 ] Zahar'able the nasty little cuss.
Elf [ Demigod ] Kerriariadne Bala'Bandienne, Lord of The Dark
Hum [ Ambassador ] Clue: newbies are Clue-less only by choice
Dwa [ Ambassador ] Artanis, Ambassador of The Final Challenge *Tweak*
Hel [ Wa:22 Cl:30 ] Quarnel, master of Tai Chi and Chai Tea *El Fate*
Hel [ Wa:28 Cl:30 ] Kaleyah Wraithverge Salemonte, Darkling Lancer *DT*
Hum [ Grub Worm ] Hutt the Prisoner of wisdom.
Elf [ Wa: 7 Cl:15 ] Tweedle. Elven Warrior/Cleric. Tel'Quessir.
Elf [ Cl:14 Th: 9 Ra: 9 ] Gryffen Aravorn, Drow Prince of {Fate}.
Min [ Wa: 9 ] RayRay the Minotaur
Hum [ Cl:17 ] Minion of the Dark Lord of the Phalanx of Blood
Hum [ Ra:10 Ma:22 ] Fisrad, Mysterious Magan Teacher of *Wisdom*
Dwa [ Th: 9 Cl:15 Wa:10 ] Nigel The constant thorn in your side (Wisdom)
Aar [ Wa: 3 ] Merle the Aarakocran Swan
Hum [ Sh:17 Ra:11 ] Tycho...c rift self
Hum [ Lesser Goddess ] [GS] Cordir: Fate. Stormreaver. Beware of snakes.
Elf [ Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Indiga: Boogies. Well, only in the Dark. *DT*
Elf [ Ma:27 Th:25 Ra:25 ] Natilena Athsien, Squishy Mage. Tel'Quessir
Elf [ Ra:27 Ma:27 Th:27 ] Ananasi Aleitros. Dark closet. No scorpion. Fate
Hel [ Ma:15 ] Taghk, Apprentice Prism of the Revealing *Sun*
Hum [ Th:16 Ra:26 Cl:26 ] Abe Stormreaver walks Blade in Hand with *Fate*
Hum [ Grim Warder ] Vex Ironwolf, the Inquisitor of Coven *Club 87*
Gno [ Bard: 6 5 1 ] Aviendha. Too talented for a last name.
Hum [ Bard: 6 5 2 ] Slaktare please dont cast upon me unless i ask you to!
Dwa [ Saint ] Wylin, Authorized Wisdom Dealer (Get Some!)*+CoE+*
Elf [ Cl:25 Ra:25 Th:15 ] Sicarian. {WarD}
Aviendha curtseys gracefully for you.

Someone bows before you.

You nod.

You say (in common), 'I am not sure where they take me, but I know, and accept that the three will not be here to hold my hand'.

You say (in common), 'I must depart'.

Aslan hugs all around.

Cordir nods.

gl
(Intense Light Cyan Aura) [GS] Cordir is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Ananasi is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Kaldred is here.
(Dark Red Aura) (*Ally*) Indiga is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Quarnel is here.
Aviendha is resting here.
A distressingly large, shiny black spider weaves webs here.

Ananasi hugs you.

You hug her.

Cordir says, 'And I declare the Hour at an end'.

Kaldred says (in common), 'Be well Aslan'.

You hug her. (Ananasi)

Kaldred hugs you.

You hug him. (Quarnel)

You hug her. (Aviendha)

Quarnel hugs you.

You hug him. (Kaldred)

Aviendha hugs you.

You hug her. (Indiga)

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