Click Here to Play "The Final Challenge"

(located at port 4000)


The Tigers' Den
[Exits: north]

An old chair is here.
A silver tabernacle, bathed in a magical light, sits atop an altar.
Arianos is here.
[GS] Tripper is here.
Jyslin is resting here.

Sabella curtseys before Lord Tripper.

Mandrake arrives from the north.
Mandrake points proudly at himself.
Mandrake beams a smile at Jyslin.

Sabella bite her lip nervously, scanning the Den with hesitant eyes.

Jyslin raises a silvery eyebrow.
Jyslin says (in common), 'who's there?'.
Jyslin gives a mage's spellbook to Mandrake.

Sabella blushes slightly.

Mandrake bows before you.
Mandrake looks at you.

Sabella guestures and the spell of invisibility fades.

Jyslin growls, apparently displeased.

Sabella takes a half-step back.

Jyslin raises her sable wings in a threatening manner.
Jyslin says (in common), 'I remember you....'

Tripper says, 'Sabella is a sweetheart, give her a chance'.

Jyslin stands up.

Arianos looks at you.

Tripper ruffles Jyslin's hair playfully.

Arianos raises an eyebrow.

Sabella whispers, 'And I remember you, as well, Lady Jyslin.'

Jyslin fastens her eyes on Sabella.

Jyslin says (in common), 'and I remember you trying to take my husband too'.

You say (in minotaur), 'Trap?'.

Sabella blinks in surprise.

Jyslin says (in common), 'and a woman doesn't forget that'.

You say (in common), 'Lady, I was never in pursuit of your husband.'

Arianos quietly steps out of Jys's range of fire...

Mandrake sulks behind Tripper.
Arianos snickers softly.

Jyslin looks to Tripper.

You say (in common), 'Other than to cause harm...'
You say (in common), 'which... I ... regret...'
You say (in common), 'You.. and He... have my humble apologies.'

Jyslin lowers her wings.

Sabella trembles, her eyes unable to meet those of anyone in the Den.

Look step
Seven steps rise up to meet the altar, halting at the railing. On the face of each step words are neatly and simply carved, their only ornamentation an inlay of rare ebony.
(Look step1, look step2, etc, to continue.)

l step1
Finely engraved in the white stone of this step, and inlaid with purest ebony, is one simple word: "COURAGE."

Mandrake smiles at you.

Tripper says, 'Peace Ladies'.

Jyslin nods to Tripper.

Mandrake says (in common), 'we are a friendly bunch Sabella'.

Sabella walks quietly over towards the stairs.

Jyslin stands at the bookstand next to the Den Lord's chair.

Arianos says (in common), 'while you're here Lady Sabella...'
Arianos says (in common), 'might I get a few identifications?'.

Sabella gestures, and a ball of light illuminates the first step.

You say (in common), 'Courage... He taught me that.'

Tripper says, 'I know the Lady Sabella and trust her'.

Sabella bites her lip at The Tiger Lord's kind words.

You nod in recognition to Arianos.

l step2
Finely engraved in the white stone of this step, and inlaid with purest ebony, is one simple word: "INTEGRITY."

Arianos gives you a pair of studded leather gloves.

You utter the words, 'improved identify'.
You give a pair of studded leather gloves to Arianos.

Jyslin bites her tongue before she says something outloud.
Jyslin flips open her tome of notes.

Sabella murmurs, 'Integrity. I have not had that, in the past...'
Sabella bows her head in shame.

Arianos gives you a leather shirt.
Arianos comforts you.

You say (in common), 'I have ... lied.... hurt... harmed... and taken pleasure in that hurt.'
You say (in common), 'He showed me another way.'

Arianos winces. Ouch!

You utter the words, 'improved identify'.
You give a leather shirt to Arianos.

l step3
Finely engraved in the white stone of this step, and inlaid with purest ebony, is one simple word: "DUTY."

Tripper says, 'Then dear Lady, you will re-earn your Honor in service to the Realm'.

Sabella gestures and the ball of light floats to the third step.

Jyslin takes a quill, dips in into an inkwell and scribbles a quick note.

Sabella whispers 'Duty. That I know well.'

Tripper says, 'but don't give up your magnetic personality'.

Sabella shakes her head slightly.

You say (in common), 'Tiger Lord, i am not the woman you knew...'
You say (in common), 'He... shattered... what was.'

l step4
Finely engraved in the white stone of this step, and inlaid with purest ebony, is one simple word: "SERVICE."

You say (in common), 'Service....'

You nod.
You say (in common), 'Sometimes, that is all one has left to give.'

Arianos says (in common), 'your TRUE self can NEVER be shattered'.
Arianos says (in common), 'and you were never TRULY that...'

Jyslin continues rescribbing those lost records while listening in.

You say (in common), 'Arianos... did you know me?'.

Arianos grimaces at some bitter memories and dreams.
Arianos shakes his head.
Arianos says (in common), 'no, I never knew you'.

Sabella tilts her head to one side, looking back over her shoulder at the Shin'a'in.
You nod.

Arianos says (in common), 'at least not well'.

You say (in common), 'I have ... been on...embraced... rejoiced.... in a Path... that ... I now find shame in.'
You say (in common), 'And it .. was... my true nature.'

Tripper nods in recognition to you.

Arianos says (in common), 'my mind has been in turmoil for a few years now, and things are coming backa bit slowly at the moment'.
Arianos sighs loudly.

You say (in common), 'I cannot continue that path.'

Arianos nods.

Tripper says, 'I trust the operative word is still WAS'.

l step5
Finely engraved in the white stone of this step, and inlaid with purest ebony, is one simple word: "RESPECT."

You nod in recognition to Tripper.

You say (in common), 'respect.'

Jethro looks at you.

Sabella smiles sadly.
You say (in common), 'I fear none shall have much for me.'
You say (in common), 'Perhaps it can be earned.'

l step6
Finely engraved in the white stone of this step, and inlaid with purest ebony, is one simple word: "LOYALTY."

Tripper nods in recognition to you.
Tripper says, 'Respect is earned lady'.

You say (in common), 'Loyalty... '.

Arianos says (in common), 'you have already earned some in throwing off the chains of evil'.

You say (in common), 'I have betrayed my own once before, in turning my back on Molo and Nash.'
You say (in common), 'But... He was a Tiger once...'

Jyslin raises a silvery eyebrow.
Arianos raises an eyebrow.

l step7
Finely engraved in the white stone of this step, and inlaid with purest ebony, is one simple word: "HONOR."

Jyslin looks at Tripper.
Jyslin says (in common), 'Molo was?'.

You say (in common), 'Nay... not the deadlord.'

Jyslin says (in common), 'oh thank gods'.

You say (in common), 'Him who ....'
Sabella makes a quiet, almost helpless gesture at her own heart.

Arianos breathes a faint sigh of relief.

Mandrake says (in common), 'abender?'.

Arianos winces. Ouch!

Sabella smiles faintly at that name.
You nod.

Arianos nods.

You say (in common), 'Honor....'

Tripper nods in recognition to you.

Sabella bows her head once more, and whispers, 'I have none of my own...'
You say (in common), 'Only the poor skill of my hands.'

Arianos says (in common), 'honor is found in many forms'.

Tripper says, 'Honor is the capstone which hold together all the others'.

Sabella pauses and ponders a moment.

You say (in common), 'I abide my word.'
You say (in common), 'I know I need to find a new way to live.'

Tripper nods in recognition to you.

Sabella's hands flutter in a very helpless, lost gesture.

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

Sabella swallows hard.

You say (in common), 'Would You teach me?'.

Jyslin stops for a moment.

Tripper says, 'I shall lady, with the help of all the Tigers'.

Sabella bows her head low again.

Tripper says, 'for we are a team'.

Sabella turns and walks with slow grace to stand before Tripper.
Sabella kneels upon the stone floor, head bowed.

Jyslin says (in common), 'but for her art....a mage would be more appropriate lord'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'Tyrell perhaps?'.

You say (in common), 'Lord, I ask your forgiveness....'
You say (in common), 'For in the past, I harmed those named Tigers... harmed them grievously.'

Tripper nods in recognition to Jyslin.
Tripper nods in recognition to you.

Arianos says (in common), 'Teaching is a specialty...but Tyrell DOES need grounding...*grin*'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'and more...'

You say (in common), 'I wish to make amends through my service.'

Jyslin sighs.

Sabella waits, motionless, for Tripper's response.

Jyslin rests.

Tripper places a gentle hand on Sabella's head.

Sabella trembles, tears flowing freely down her cheeks.

Tripper says, 'I see your heart Sabella'.
Tripper says, 'I see your contrition'.
Tripper says, 'and I accept it as heart felt'.

Jyslin quietly shuts her tome of notes and waits.

Arianos quietly begins a new tapestry of history.

Tripper raises Sabella's head just enough to look in her eyes.

Sabella trembles, but somehow meets His eyes.

Tripper says, 'Swear before me, and these Tigers that it is over and that you will serve that which is ture and just.'

Jyslin swats Opyt the Typo Demon with her wings hard, stunning it into submission.
Jyslin kicks the demon out of the den.

Sabella says softly, "Lord Tripper... a man entered my life, shattering all that I knew... "
You say (in common), 'He showed me that love, not hate, is the strongest force...'

You say (in common), 'He showed me that one must have a great deal of strength to fight against the darkness...'
You say (in common), 'Not to simply be weak, and give up to it, embracing it...'

Sabella closes her eyes and swallows hard.

Tripper says, 'surrendering to Evil is the easy path Sabella'.

You say (in common), 'He .. is ... gone...." *her voice breaks slightly* " but... in his absence, I can but follow His example..."'.

Tripper nods in recognition to you.

You say (in common), 'I swear, not upon my own tainted soul... but upon His... that I will walk the path he showed me...'
You say (in common), 'And I will do my very utmost to rectify what I have done...'
You say (in common), 'To serve you and yours as He would have..'

Arianos speaks quietly with an Avatar concerning Sabella's past...and future.

You say (in common), 'with his courage and strength...'
You say (in common), 'I am not strong... and I am not brave...'

Tripper nods.

Jyslin looks at you.

You say (in common), 'But... I will try....'

Tripper says, 'That is all I ask Mistress'.

Tripper says, 'for in the effort come peace, and wisdom, and courage'.

Arianos starts weaving with his loom all that is Sabella...dreams, past, present, future....hope.

Sabella glances at Arianos, startled.

You say (in common), 'Lord, I must be honest...'

Jyslin swats Arianos HARD with her wings!
Jyslin says (in common), 'shsss!'.
Arianos dodges the fury of Jyslin's wings! ARIANOS HAS FLED!!

You say (in common), 'My presence here...'
You say (in common), 'May well outrage my .... those I served and served with... in the past...'

You say (in common), 'I will die... and often... but hopefully do so with dignity befitting one in Your service.'

Tripper says, 'I understand, and as always I shall counsel the Tigers to forgiveness '.

Drakar arrives from the north.

Tripper says, 'I do not ask your sacrifice Mistress'.

You say (in common), 'Lord, what tasks would You set before me, to prove worthiness?'.

You say (in common), 'i shudder at my own arrogance to think myself even half-worthy.... but perhaps... in time....'

Sabella bites her lip.

Jyslin gets that stunned typo demon and stuffs it in Arianos's mouth.
Arianos chews a bit and swallows. Says, 'Needs Garlic'
Jyslin smirks at Arianos.

Tripper says, 'I ask that you swear yourself to the principles of the steps and the Honor of the Tiger'.

Sabella nods slowly.

Tripper says, 'That in all that you do, you represent yourself well and the Tigers well.'

You say (in common), 'I cannot say I have all of those virtues...'
You say (in common), 'But I will swear upon His soul that I will diligently pursue them.'
You say (in common), 'That I will never deliberately shame You or Yours...'

Tripper says, 'In that service you will earn the respect of the Tigers and all in the Realm'.

Arianos pulls out a wiffle ball bat and ~bonks~ Jyslin.

You say (in common), 'That I will do all I can to aid your folk...'

Arianos weaves in these words.

Sabella brushes away tears.

Tripper says, 'and the innocent of the realm as well'.

You say (in common), 'I think... He would have liked that...'

Jyslin sighs.

You nod.
Tripper nods in recognition to you.
Mandrake nods in recognition to you.

You say (in common), 'I am well versed in such magics as might prove useful to the young.'

Jyslin says (in common), 'acutally Lord I retract that suggestiona botu tyrell'.

Arianos straightens the top of the tapestry as it nears it's end.

Tripper says, 'Then Mistress if you have obtained the items I sent you for, and if so, will you show them to me?'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'maybe she can teach Tyrell a thing or two'.

You say (in common), 'I will...'

Tripper ruffles Jyslin's hair playfully.

You are carrying:
a glass of Avin's specialty
a shiny bit of blue glass
a pretzel
a cup of elven tea
a diamond ring
a venison roast
( 3) a vial of a shimmering elixir
a roast pheasant
(10) a pipeweed bread
a buffalo water skin
a blue glass vial
a glowing potion with purple swirls

You say (in common), 'I chose such objects as have some small meaning...'

Tripper nods in recognition to you.

You say (in common), 'from Hovelton - a vial of shimmering elixir.'
You say (in common), 'The ability to escape from danger.'

Tripper nods.

You say (in common), 'shall I give them to You, Sir, or drop them, or..?'.
Sabella arches one wicked brow.

Tripper says, 'keep them at lest for a short time to remind you '.

You nod.

You say (in common), 'From Midgaard, a buffalo water skin.'
You say (in common), 'Water is one of the three most powerful needs we have.'

Arianos weaves in the feelings involved in thses moments.

You say (in common), 'A essential element of survival.'

Tripper nods.

You say (in common), 'From Thistlerock, a venison roast... food... the third greatest need, next to water and safety.'

Tripper nods.

You say (in common), 'from Loth Llorien... a cup of elven tea...'

You say (in common), 'Symbolising calm, soothing moments... the peace that heals the troubled soul.'

Jyslin nods in agreement to that.
Tripper nods in recognition to you.

Arianos checks the threads on his loom for durability.

You say (in common), 'From AaraCity... a bit of blue glass... curiosity, enjoyment, small treasures...'

Tripper smiles at you.

You say (in common), 'The joy of childhood in that wich is lovely.'

Tripper nods.

You say (in common), 'from Half-Elf Camp - a pretzel.'
You say (in common), 'Casual enjoyment with others. Relaxation in a social setting.'

Tripper nods.
Tripper says, 'and twisted as the path of one's life'.

You say (in common), 'From Dwarvenhold - a diamond ring - symbolizing eternity - the progression of the soul.'
You say (in common), 'Beautiful, and without end...'

You nod in recognition to Tripper.
You say (in common), 'Just so, lord.'

You say (in common), 'And lastly, from Mithas...'
You say (in common), 'a glass of Avin's speciality...'
Sabella's expression touches with bitterness.
You say (in common), 'Forgetfullness.'
You say (in common), 'Sometimes the only solace for the soul.'

Tripper says, 'and symbolic of the pitfalls one faces'.

You say (in common), 'are these articles acceptable, Lord Tripper'.

You nod in recognition to Tripper.

Tripper says, 'You have done well in your first task Sabella.....'
Tripper says, 'and picked your items well and with meaning....'
Tripper says, 'You have sworn your allegience to truth and justice.'

You say (in common), 'What other tasks would You have me accomplish, Lord?'.
Sabella nods humbly.

Arianos swears at his stomach.

You give a pipeweed bread to Arianos.
You give a pipeweed bread to Arianos.

Arianos gets steak made from fire demon from bag made from stray dog hide.

Drakar chuckles at Arianos's joke.

Arianos shakes his head.
Arianos gives you a pipeweed bread.
Arianos gives you a pipeweed bread.

Arianos eats steak made from fire demon.

Tripper says, 'If you wish to Become a Tiger, ascend the steps to the 7th Step, that of HONOR and kneel before the Tiger Pelt and Chalice'.

Sabella rises unsteadily, and walks quietly over to the base of the steps.
Sabella pauses briefly before the channel of fire, then closes her eyes and steps through.

Tripper floats to his place behind the altar rail and before the Chalice.

Sabella takes the first step, murmuring, 'Courage.'
Sabella takes the second step, murmuring, 'Integrity.'

Arianos weaves a few more strands of the tapestry, being specially careful now that it comes to it's apex.

Jyslin disappears briefly into a hidden storage room for some things.

Sabella takes the third step, murmuring, 'Duty.'
Sabella takes the fourth step, nods once, and says, 'Service.'
Sabella takes the fifth step, saying, 'Respect.'
Sabella takes the sixth step, and whispers,'Loyalty.'
Sabella pauses, draws a breath to prepare herself, and takes the seventh step.

You say (in common), 'Honor....'

Sabella drops to her knees.

Tripper nods in recognition to you.

Arianos begins to weave the thread of reality itself into the tapestry.

Tripper says, 'The challenge before you is great Mistress.....'

Jyslin returns from the hidden storage room with a tray of goblets and a bottle.

Sabella nods silently.

Tripper says, 'for you embark on a path that is demanding and difficult, with hordes of rats on your tail'.

Sabella smiles wryly at the analogy.

Tripper says, 'you will be beset from all sides, but in your heart I see a strenght that is not apparant to many...'

Arianos says (in common), 'gotta go'.
Arianos leaves north.

Tripper says, 'I have faith in you....'
Tripper says, 'and trust in your workds...'

Sabella bows her head, trembling at Tripper's words... "I have not much faith in myself... yet...."

Tripper says, 'then borrow mind Mistress'.
Tripper says, 'and let it aid you on your path'.

Jyslin looks at you.

Sabella smiles tremulously.
You say (in common), 'Thank You, Lord...'

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'like yo young lady :) .. long time no see '.
You tell Clumsyfool (in common), '*smile* Hello, giant.'

Tripper says, 'and draw upon the love and complanionship of my Tigers'.

Jyslin opens the bottle and pours wine into all the goblets on the tray.

Tripper says, 'for they are a loving and trusting group'.

You say (in common), 'I swear on His memory, that I will do them proud...'

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'hello temptress *smile* *bow* '.
You tell Clumsyfool (in common), '*softly* no longer, sir.'
Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'ahhh .. then pardon me *formal bow* '.

Tripper nods in recognition to you.

Jyslin pours wine into the Den Lord's own goblet.

You now worship Tripper!

Tripper places a finger in the chalice and with it marks a spot on Sabella's forehead.

Sabella remains quite still.

Tripper says, 'That is the blood of Tigers, shed in pursuit of truth and justice.....'
Tripper says, 'As the stain of it fades, with it let the memory of your past also fade Mistres'.

Sabella glances down at her hands, remembering when they flowed red.
Sabella swallows hard and nods.

Tripper has accepted you into the following!
Tripper gives you an oval of polished tiger-eye.

Sabella stands and then drops into a low, formal courtesy before Tripper.

Tripper ftells, 'Wear the Tiger Pin with HONOR and Courage Sabella'.

Demian ftells, 'congrats sabella'.

Sabella whispers softly, Thank You, Lord...

Jyslin allows a slight smile.

wear pin
You wear an oval of polished tiger-eye as a decoration.

Mandrake ftells, 'greetings sabella'.
Tripper ftells, 'Rise Sabella TIGER!!!!'.
Tripper ftells, 'and be greeted by the Tigers'.
Quixletobia ftells, 'welcome to the team'.
That ftells, 'welcome Sabella'.
Jyslin ftells, '*softly Welcome Tiger Sabella'.
You ftell, '*whispers* hello, ... Tigers....'
Athorne ftells, 'WElcome Sabella!'.
QBall ftells, 'Hello Sabella'.

Sabella stands slowly, her thin frame trembling.

Jyslin gets a goblet of wine from the tray and offers it to the new Tiger.
Jyslin clears her throat.
Jyslin says (in common), 'Tigress'.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'what brings back to this world of intrigue and such? *smile* '.

You ftell, 'I have ... naught to give in physical goods, but i am a skilled witch...'
You ftell, 'is there aught I may do to help anyone at this time?'.

Sabella turns to the Silver Vixen.
Sabella bows her head, and murmurs, 'Yes, Lady?"

Tripper beams a smile at Jyslin.

Sabella turns and moves down the steps.

Jyslin says (in common), 'I'll trust in his judgement *pointing at Tripper*'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'for now'.

Sabella drops into a deep curtsey before Jyslin, staying in that humbled and lowered posture.

Jyslin says (in common), 'oh stop that'.

You shake your head.

Jyslin takes Sabella by the arms and makes her stand up straight.

That says (in common), 'what did i do?'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'you're not a servant or slave'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'not you That'.

You shake your head.

Jyslin says (in common), 'just wounded for now'.

You say (in common), 'I am, indeed, a servant.'

Jyslin shakes her head.

You say (in common), 'for it is only with that service that i may rectify the past.'

Jyslin says (in common), 'no in that way Sabella....not like you were'.

Sabella smiles bitterly.

Jyslin says (in common), 'and yes I hated you much then for youdid harm to all I kew well'.

You say (in common), 'I was a whore and a slave.'

QBall ftells, 'Man, I'm getting tons of Emotes from you two (Jyslin and Sabella) *SPAM* *COugh*'.

You say (in common), 'There is a differance between servitude willingly given, and enslavement.'

Jyslin looks at Tripper
Tripper nods in recognition to you.

Jyslin says (in common), 'true'.

You ftell, '(ooc - us 2x chicks are a bit more ... eloquent... in their expression. *smirk* ) '.
QBall ftells, 'Hehe'.
Jyslin ftells, 'hey....can I start the Vixen Brigade now?'.
Jyslin ftells, 'heh..just kidding'.

Tripper says, 'You have already sacrificed much Sabella'.

Tripper says, 'I trust you will find a comfortable home among my kittens'.

You say (in common), 'I pray so, Lord Tripper.'

Jyslin puts the goblet in Sabella's hands.

You say (in common), 'This is a whole new world for me...'
Sabella glances down at the aura swirling about her form.

Jyslin says (in common), 'drink up...I don't waste good imported outworld wine'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'even he knows that'.
Jyslin jerks her head at the Den Lord.

Drakar laughs.

Tripper says, 'and it is warm and comforting'.

Sabella raises the glass and takes a ceremonial sip.

You say (in common), 'i have renounced spirits, as well, Lady.'
You say (in common), 'Perhaps another could enjoy the wine?'.

You drink water from a buffalo water skin.
You drink water from a buffalo water skin.

Tripper eyes Jyslin.

Jyslin says (in common), 'your cup is filled, Lord or did you not notice?'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'and I have a tray done up already'.

Tripper says, 'I missed it, sorry'.

Jyslin rolls her eyes.
Jyslin says (in common), 'no wonder I'm the Den Mother '.

Tripper raises his goblet in toast to the newest tiger.

You ftell, '( ooc - you'll have to forgive me, Tigers, as I re=learn the Realm. I am from the old days, and it has been long since I walked these halls.)'.

Jyslin says (in common), '3000years stuck in a maid's body sheesh'.

Jyslin ftells, 'same here....4 years'.

Tripper toasts Sabella....
Tripper says, 'May you find peace of mind, and that which you seek in the
company of Tigers, Mistress Sabella'.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'if there is anything this ole giant can
do for you .. ask *smile* *bow* .. and good luck '.

Jyslin takes a goblet from the tray.

You tell Clumsyfool (in common), '*smiles tearily* Today has been a very challenging day.. thank you for your kind words.'
Clumsyfool tells you (in common), '*raise* upsetting? ... '.

Jyslin sips her wine.
Jyslin fastens her eyes on Sabella.

You tell Clumsyfool (in common), 'I have left behind all that I knew'.
You tell Clumsyfool (in common), 'And taken on a wholly new path.'

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), '*nods slowly* I have .. done that .. and it is an intimadating path to follow ..'

Jyslin tells you (in common), 'when you are done I want to speak to you'.
You nod in recognition to her.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'which path have your feet taken you along now? '.

You tell Clumsyfool (in common), 'i have followed in the footsteps of one whom i cherish... i have taken the path of the Tigers.'

Tripper ftells, 'Sabella needs equipment'.
You ftell, 'Nay, Lord Tripper..'

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), '*smile* congratulations ..... that path is not as lonely as the path I walk ...'

Tripper gives you a war banner.
You ftell, 'Lord Tripper, please...'
You ftell, 'I do not need anything...'

Drakar gives you the glossy amethyst bracelet.

Tripper ftells, 'AT least the basics of modesty'.

You ftell, 'Not even a banner'.

Drakar says (in common), 'nonsense'.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'if I could offer a name ... speak to Jyslin ... she is wise in the ways of this realm .. and the tigers .. '.

You tell Clumsyfool (in common), '*chuckle* She does not care for me, but is following Lord Tripper's request.'

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'and she can be of great help in the change you have made :) '.

Tripper ftells, 'Something you will learn soon Sabella, the Tigers are generous and giving'.

Jyslin scribes some more records up and adds Sabella's name to the lists.

Jyslin ftells, 'indeed'.

Tripper ftells, 'accept their gifts in the same heart as they are offered'.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'a moment :) '.

You stop using a ball of bright yellow light.
You light a war banner and hold it.

Drakar gives you the sparkling pewter ring.

You ftell, 'Tigers, please...'
You ftell, 'Truly, the Conclave WILL kill me.'
You ftell, 'As quickly as they can'.
You ftell, 'My feet are NOT as nimble, my memories clouded from long years away'.

Drakar ftells, 'learn to evade..death comes to all eventually we learn as move on'.

You ftell, 'Any gear given me is simply a loss.'
You ftell, 'Please... until I remember the old ways... keep your gifts?'.

Drakar grumbles.

You ftell, '*chuckles softly* Death and i are old, fast friends, Drakar.'
You ftell, 'You do not know of my past, Drakar?'.

Drakar ftells, 'I know enough'.

Tripper hugs you.
Tripper says, 'Welcome Tigress'.

Sabella blushes and smiles at Tripper.

You curtsey to Jyslin.
You say (in common), 'Milady?'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'sit'.
Jyslin points to the pillows.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'well .. I ummm .. asked Jyslin to help you as she could ... '.

Sabella kneels upon a pillow.

Jyslin says (in common), 'please'.
Jyslin clears her throat.

Jyslin says (in common), 'rather not have the males here but I guess I'll have to burn their ears off'.
Jyslin grins wickedly.

You say (in common), 'Before you speak a word, Lady Jyslin...'
You say (in common), 'perhaps allow me to say something first.'

Jyslin nods.

You say (in common), 'I am .... not the woman you remember.'

You say (in common), 'My heart, body, and soul belong to one departed.'

Jyslin says (in common), 'so Tripper says and so I trust my brother in law in this'.

Someone tells you (in common), 'so says all my old girlfriends'.

You say (in common), 'I have no interest or aught else in any other.'

You tell someone (in common), 'How droll, Someone.'

Someone tells you (in common), 'heh'.
Someone tells you (in common), 'my middle name'.
You tell someone (in common), 'I see.'

Jyslin takes a seat herself on the other side of the pillows across from Sabella.

Sabella bites her lip, holding back tears.

Jyslin mutters something under her breath.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'I have asked Jyslin to help you .. .and spoken well of you to her ..I fear that is all I can do ...'
Clumsyfool tells you (in common), '*half to himself* there are so few left ... '.

You tell Clumsyfool (in common), '*softly* I am trying to forget MOST of the past... not ALL of it...'

Jyslin stands up from where she is, straightening out her gown and rustling her wings.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'I remember the past .. .to learn and to grow from ... to keep the memories of friends alive '.
Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'not the moments of dismay ..and dispair'.

You tell Clumsyfool (in common), 'such moments have been the greater part of my life.'

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'then let them go .. for they serve no purpose ... and look forward to following the path ou follow now ...'

Jyslin takes Sabella's cup and refills it.
Jyslin returns the cup to Sabella.

You tell Clumsyfool (in common), 'i pray that i can serve well in His memory.'

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'for that path is a better path to follow ... .. and you shall *smile* '.

Jyslin sits down again across from Sabella and straightens out the hem of her gown.

Jyslin says (in common), 'now Sabella since Lord Tripper has trusted that you will do well here, so will I for he is kin'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'and I trust my brother in law...despite my 3000 years of memories'.

Clumsyfool tells you (in common), 'you are now amoung those who would do well in this world ... and that is not a bad thing :)'.

You nod in recognition to her.

Jyslin says (in common), 'you do know now the Lich will come for you for this'.

You say (in common), 'i was... what i was... i make no excuses... i will not lie.'

You nod.

Jyslin says (in common), 'like he has before to otehrs'.

You say (in common), 'i know. and that is why i begged the others NOT to equip me.'

Jyslin says (in common), 'in the best interest of your safety you should take what is offered'.

Jyslin looks at you.
Jyslin says (in common), 'hmmmm'.

Jyslin gets up for a moment and goes over to the sleeping alcove she usually stays in.
Jyslin opens a small coffer and takes out something.
Jyslin returns and puts something over Sabella's head.

Sabella arches an eyebrow inquisitively.

Jyslin gives you a heart-shaped locket.

Jyslin says (in common), 'perhaps this willhelp'.

Sabella cradles the locket in her cupped hands.
You wear a heart-shaped locket around your neck.

Jyslin smiles slightly.

You are using:
<used as light> (Glowing) a war banner
<worn on finger> the sparkling pewter ring
<worn on finger> the flickering fire opal ring
<worn around neck> a heavy woolen cloak
<worn around neck> a heart-shaped locket
<worn on body> a quilted cloth commoner's dress
<worn on head> a leather cap
<worn on legs> a pair of quilted cloth commoner's pants
<worn on hands> a pair of fur gloves
<worn on arms> a pair of animal hide sleeves
<worn about body> a thick woolen cape
<worn about waist> a thick leather belt
<worn around wrist> the simple pyrite bracelet
<worn around wrist> the glossy amethyst bracelet
<wielded> (Humming) a Mourning Star
<held> a shiny bit of blue glass
<worn with pride> an oval of polished tiger-eye

You smile happily.
You say (in common), 'though the briar heart might be more appropriate...'

Jyslin says (in common), 'true'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'but right now you need steel in your heart to get through this now'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'you've been away almost as long as I have'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'but you lost your love?'.

You nod.

Your description is:

For years I have walked the Realm and reveled
in its shadows. Blood was my aphrodisiac, and
pain my greatest pleasure. Hearts were toys,
games to play. Corruption of purity, my joy.
Against many have I pitted my will and wiles.
Many have been conquered. None unaffected.

And so it was.
But that can no longer be. Against one heart
I plotted. Fierce, terrible, joyful, given to
another - it would be mine. The apple barely
out of reach. Long I pursued him, chasing and
hunting, desiring to ensnare. Until it was I
who was truly captured.

And so it is.
I am well and fully bested, owned by one with
no need or wish of my abject servitude. This
day, I, Sabella, once whore, plaything, cruel
seductress and corruptress, concede surrender
and defeat.

And so it will be.
Abender Stormreaver owns my soul.

Jyslin sighs.
Jyslin says (in common), 'I understand that in a way'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'I rarely see my mate at all now'.

You nod.

You say (in common), 'mine is... gone.'
You say (in common), 'forever.'

Jyslin nods.

You say (in common), 'and he loves me not.'

Jyslin says (in common), 'I'm sorry....'
Jyslin comforts you.

Jyslin says (in common), 'I know that feeling when Myronides betrayed me to Rhina'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'and one more thing'.
Jyslin straightens out Sabella's Tiger pin.
Jyslin says (in common), 'uniform'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'aka title'.

You say (in common), 'what is appropriate?'.

Jyslin ponders.

Jyslin says (in common), 'well other than Tiger in the title......white Tiger witch?'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'since you are by profession?'.

You ponder the question.

Jyslin says (in common), 'and we are the White Tigers...not the old Flying Tigers'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'mine is the nickname Trap gave me '.

You ponder the question.

Jyslin says (in common), 'his Silver Vixen'.
Jyslin sighs.

You say (in common), 'most of my nicknames are not repeatable.'

Jyslin's wings sag.

You ponder the question.

You are Sabella.,
115 years old (206 hours), created Fri Oct 31 97 21:49:31.
(Dreade the 3rd, The Testing of Fates, year 2256, 6pm.)
You were born before birth records were actually kept.
You are a level 2 Warrior, level 17 Mage.
You worship Tripper, who appears to be OFFLINE
You are thirsty.
You are standing.
You are protected.
You are Good.

Jyslin says (in common), 'oh..I see'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'I think Tiger White Witch would work'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'though the Coven might think you're one of them'.

You ponder the question.

You say (in common), 'allow me to think upon it for a time?'.

Jyslin says (in common), 'youwon't be the first'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'one took 2 weeks'.
Jyslin says (in common), 'til Tripper pointed it out'.

You nod.

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