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Cadee's first bard review (originally posted on the tfc forums)
It is 1am on Ivyn the 19th, the month of Peaceful Co-existence,
in the year 2709.

TFC started up at Mon Apr 11 16:09:16 2005
The system time is Tue Apr 12 14:24:48 2005

19 players.
Dwa [ Cl:19 Wa:17 ] Armor the Dwarven Male.
Elf [ Th:18 Ra:30 Ma:30 ] Qua, Circle of Choice Elite.
Hum [ Cl:12 ] Amen Ra, Walks with the path of WYRM
Elf [ Greater Goddess ] Tamar, mistress of her own dreams
Elf [ Bard: 16 10 4 ] Cadee, Needs a Bard Review. -=Fate=-
Elf [ Wa:16 Ma:15 ] Innovindil, Mage of the UA!
Aar [ Sh: 1 ] Duke the Aarakocran
Ogr [ Wa:30 Tg:30 Sh:30 ] Marduk Shape, Unholy Terror of the Black Conclave
Hum [ Wa:22 ] Marfoir The Unaligned Warrior Poet
Elf [ Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Selune Crimsonmane, Vengeful Banshee of the Conclave
Hum [ Ma:13 Wa:10 Th: 9 ] Zacarias, Apprentice of the Black Conclave
Hum [ Wa:18 Th:15 Ma:17 ] Tias In'ay, Ariadne's Apprentice of Choice
Hum [ Triat Weaver ] [GS] Cordir, Lady of Fate. *Abe* 10k Club.
Elf [ Th:24 Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Tweedle the elf. -(BotR)-
Dwa [ Demigod ] Wylin can dig it! _-Enforcers-_
Hum [ Ra:30 Th:30 Cl:30 ] Padrone Silver, "Let the bodies hit the floor" (BotR)
Hum [ Cl:25 Wa:22 ] Morgaine belle'rose, -Crimson Enforcer-
Hum [ Th:17 Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Rincewind follows the path of the righteous man
Hel [ Wa:10 Cl:22 ] Ariadne, Tias' tank (Nexus)


The Storytelling Amphitheater
[Exits: west]
You are in a small amphitheater. Several rows of curved marble benches
curl comfortably around a raised dais. The high ceiling and polished
stone walls are shaped to reflect the voice of the speaker at the dais,
letting them be heard throughout the room. An open archway to the west
leads out into a small courtyard.
(Light Green Aura) Tias is resting here.
(Light Green Aura) (*Ally*) Ariadne is resting here.
(Dark Red Aura) Selune is here.
Marfoir is here.
Duke is resting here.
(Intense Dark Blue Aura) Tamar is here.
(Intense Light Cyan Aura) [GS] Cordir is here.


Cordir seats herself on one of the stone benches.

Cadee stands up, and laces her fingers behind her back to still their 
fidgeting.

Cadee clears her throat softly, and recites:

You say (in common), 'The life of a bard is quite easy, to me '.

You say (in common), 'Just ramblin' and wanderin', light-hearted and free '.

You say (in common), 'I'm learnin' new skills and new places to see '.

You say (in common), 'Yes, being a bard is the one thing to be! '.

Cadee grins, and bounces one hip: in a beltpouch you can see dozens of 
map-scrolls.

Cadee sighs slightly, and her expression becomes rather dejected.

You say (in common), 'Aside from the things that amaze and delight '.

You say (in common), 'is one task that I can't avoid with a fight '.

You say (in common), 'And thoughts of it keep me up scared every night... '.

Cadee pauses, and sighs with self-deprication.

You say (in common), 'You see I'm a bard that is plagued with stage fright! '.

Cadee blushes terribly, and ducks her head.

Cadee gathers her resolve and continues, flinging her arms out for emphasis.

You say (in common), 'performing? I'd rather be bathed in bat blood '.

You say (in common), 'Or cross over rivers that are raging with flood '.

You say (in common), 'Or bury me up to my chin in the mud '.

You say (in common), 'but expectant crowds? They'll think me a dud! '.

Cadee sighs again, and stares at her feet.

You say (in common), 'So I stand here afraid and a-shivering scared '.

You say (in common), 'Worried you won't like this thing I've prepared '.

You say (in common), 'Looking out at a crowd full of people who stare '.

You say (in common), 'and the risk I have taken exceeds what I've dared '.

Cadee bites her lip and gazes out at you hesitantly from beneath her lashes, 
fidgeting again.

You say (in common), 'So I beg you to treat this poor, scared bard gently '.

You say (in common), 'or else off this stage to a hideout I'll flee '.

You say (in common), 'next time I will sing, hopefully not off key, '.

You say (in common), 'but for now I will pray that you just excuse me! '.

Cadee rapidly bows, and scurries off the stage.

Cordir giggles.

Tamar claps at your performance.

Duke claps at your performance.

Cordir gives a round of applause.

Ariadne claps at your performance.

Cordir gives you a round of applause. You MUST'VE done something good!

You received Bards' Council approval for level 5 at 2005-04-12 14:28:11.

Marfoir says (in common), 'ENCORE! Encore!'.

Tias shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Your cheeks are burning.

Duke says (in aarakocran), 'tlv! revl!'.

Tias smiles happily.

Marfoir shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

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

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

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

Someone cheers you on, confident that you will win.

Someone gossips, 'Gratz Cadee!'.

Someone cheers you on, confident that you will win.

Someone cheers you on, confident that you will win.

Selune hugs you.

You hop around like a little kid.

You hop around like a little kid.

Marfoir hugs you.

Wylin draws a cold, frosty beer for you.

Someone hugs you.

Marfoir smiles happily.

Someone tells you, 'Wonderfully done!'.

Someone smiles at you.

You tell someone (in common), 'thanks!'.

		*****
And her second bard review/encore performance
It is 4pm on Ivyn the 19th, the month of Peaceful Co-existence,
in the year 2709.

TFC started up at Mon Apr 11 16:09:16 2005
The system time is Tue Apr 12 14:36:26 2005

The Storytelling Amphitheater
[Exits: west]
You are in a small amphitheater. Several rows of curved marble benches
curl comfortably around a raised dais. The high ceiling and polished
stone walls are shaped to reflect the voice of the speaker at the dais,
letting them be heard throughout the room. An open archway to the west
leads out into a small courtyard.
(Intense Light Cyan Aura) [GS] Cordir is here.
Marfoir is here.
Duke is resting here.
(Intense Dark Blue Aura) Tamar is here.

Cadee stands up, and laces her fingers behind her back to still their fidgeting.

Cadee clears her throat softly, and with a resolute expression, recites:

Someone smiles at you.

Someone hugs you.

You say (in common), 'Since I was here last, I have tried hard to be '.

You say (in common), 'A Bard like the Bards one can commonly see '.

Faite appears out of nowhere.

You say (in common), 'To follow the footsteps of Oook and Faite-y '.

Faite gasps in astonishment.

You say (in common), 'I've explored from the mountains all down to the sea. '.

Faite blushes.

You say (in common), 'I've searched out strange places on location quests '.

You say (in common), 'I've put all my knowledge of beasts to the tests '.

You say (in common), 'I've tried with my might to be just like the rest... '.

You say (in common), 'But I'm still scared of crowds, from the worst to the best. '.

You say (in common), 'Each time that I see a stage made out of wood '.

You say (in common), 'I'd rather face Slue in his black leather hood '.

You say (in common), 'My singing is shoddy, my poems aren't good '.

You say (in common), 'I'll probably be known as the 'lil bard that 
could'... n't! '.

Cadee mutters softly to herself, 'I think I can! I think I can!'

Faite giggles.

Cordir grins mischievously.

Cadee coughs, as if to cover the sound, embarassed it was in her 'out loud 
voice'.

You say (in common), 'The sound that you hear? that's the knocking of knees '.

You say (in common), 'Not the hooting of rakasta living in trees '.

You say (in common), '(I've seen them and noted that they eat their fleas!) '.

Faite giggles.

Cadee makes a disgusted, grossed out face

You say (in common), 'Now let me get out of this spotlight, oh please!! '.

Cadee fidgets frantically, then realizes it and stuffs her hands in her 
pockets.

Marfoir smiles happily.

Cadee clears her through and begins speaking almost desperately fast.

You say (in common), 'Give me a task insurmountably tough '.

You say (in common), 'Involving a demon I fight in the buff '.

Cordir gasps in astonishment.

You say (in common), 'Or digging a mine for a diamond in rough '.

Faite laughs.

You say (in common), 'But don't make me sing rhyme or a song off the cuff! '.

Cadee pulls off her hat and begins to wring it slightly, unknowingly.

You say (in common), 'If my words here today please you even at all '.

You say (in common), 'then join me in prayer that I'll hear Muse's call '.

You say (in common), 'Or, for now, when I exit stage left, I won't fall '.

Cadee mutters softly, 'And none of the judges will hear when I bawl'

Cadee sniffs slightly, and surruptitiously rubs at one eye.

Cordir comforts you.

Cadee straightens up slightly, and stuffs her now mangled hat back on 
her head.

You say (in common), 'For I'm Cadee, a bard that is struck with stage 
fright '.

Faite extends one wing to catch you if you fall.

You say (in common), 'And thoughts of performing brings fear not delight '.

You say (in common), 'I'd rather a quiet life, out of the light, '.

You say (in common), 'So for now, please let me bid you.. GOOD NIGHT! '.

Cadee drops a very small curtsey in the direction of the judges.


Cadee hops off the stage, and flees quickly out of the spotlight.

Faite hugs you.

Cordir giggles.

Cordir comforts you.

Faite cheers you on, confident that you will win.

Faite cheers you on, confident that you will win.

You hug her.

Duke claps at your performance.

Cordir gives you a round of applause. You MUST'VE done something good!

Faite says (in common), 'For someone with stage fright, you perform 
very well.'.

Marfoir Claps with joy for the majesty of the performance.

Faite grins happily at you.

Tamar claps at your performance.

Your cheeks are burning.

Faite tells you, 'Is that the last one?'.

You received Bards' Council approval for level 10 at 2005-04-12 14:39:58.

Marfoir says (in common), 'The world is indeed your stage Cadee'.

You tell Faite (in common), 'yes'.

Cordir says, 'woot!'.

Faite winks suggestively.

Cordir says, 'congrats, cadee'.

You say (in common), 'thanks!'.

Marfoir smiles happily.

Marfoir shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

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