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(this log's from darkclaw's point of view, and was originally posted on the tfc forums)

Stafir says (in common), 'good evening, ladies and gentlemen!'.

Stafir says (in common), 'and Kerri'.

Wylin utters the words, 'sex change'

You laugh.

Kerriariadne says, 'hrm'.

Azrael grins mischievously.

Ceremonial Room
[Exits: east]
Glittering gold inlay, black obsidian floors, and large amounts of
precious gems make this room one of the richest in all the realms. What
makes it even more impressive is the room is massive, easily large
enough to hold all the heroes of the world and have room to spare for
many more. This room is for all the special moments in a hero's life,
such as honor given by an immortal, marriage, reception of a major quest
prize, or even a really special party.
(Intense Light Blue Aura) Wylin is here.
(Dark Red Aura) (*Enemy*) Marduk is resting here.
(Light Green Aura) Azrael is resting here.
(Intense Dark Red Aura) Kerriariadne is here.
Tucket is resting here.
Stafir is here.

Wylin had good timing.

Stafir says (in common), 'thank you for joining me tonight. Tonight's performance is based on a true, sad story'.

You nod in recognition to him.

Marduk nods at himself; he must be getting senile.

Stafir says (in common), 'of two performers, adventurers like yourself, who, well, just listen and find out.'.

Stafir pulls a Lute out of his bag, and tunes it quickly.

Stafir starts playing his Lyre, its hypnotic tones making the air behind the Bard shimmer slightly, shadowy figures fading in and out of sight.

Stafir's fingers glide smoothly over the strings, and two of the figures take on a more substantial form, two artists holding hands as they walk the earth.

Stafir sings softly, ' Two people bound by heart and mind,

Stafir sings softly, ' they sang and played as one,

Stafir sings softly, ' entertaining all the land, entwined,

Stafir sings softly, ' a tale of love begun.

Stafir's fingers slow down, and a gray haze covers the figures behind him.

Stafir sings softly, ' What sadness when true love is lost,

Stafir sings softly, ' when desperation reigns.

Stafir sings softly, ' What sadness when true love is lost,

Stafir sings softly, ' and only emptiness remains.

Stafir picks up the pace of the music again, the characters in the shimmering air behind him sitting down, facing each other.

Stafir sings softly, ' A prince upon the waves arrived,

Stafir sings softly, ' a vow, a promise made.

Stafir sings softly, ' True love, it seemed, was deprived,

Stafir sings softly, ' the light began to fade.

Stafir caresses the strings on his Lyre, its gentle tones stirring your nerves, a sadness penetrating your skin.

Stafir sings softly, ' What sadness when true love is lost,

Stafir sings softly, ' when desperation reigns.

Stafir sings softly, ' What sadness when true love is lost,

Stafir sings softly, ' and only emptiness remains.

Wylin watches a tear fall in his beer.

Stafir's voice fades to barely a whisper.

Stafir sings softly, ' What then is left for the one who lost,

Stafir sings softly, ' his love, his life, his will.

Stafir sings softly, ' A lonely soul wondering at the cost,

Stafir sings softly, ' of his heart, his voice growing still.

Stafir looks back at the lone figure in the haze behind him. It looks around lost, looking for answers no one can answer.

Stafir sings softly, ' What sadness when true love is lost,

Stafir sings softly, ' when desperation reigns.

Stafir sings softly, ' What sadness when true love is lost,

Stafir sings softly, ' and only emptiness remains.

Marduk drinks Wylin's beer.

Stafir bows suavely.

Marduk shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

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

Azrael shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Tucket claps at Stafir's performance.

Wylin shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

You clap at his performance.

Azrael shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

Tucket shows his approval by clapping his hands together.

You say (in common), 'Very well done!'.

Stafir smiles happily.

Wylin pats Stafir on his back.

Kerriariadne grins evilly.

Azrael gives a round of applause.

Tucket grins wickedly at Stafir.

Wylin draws a cold, frosty beer for Stafir.

Stafir draws himself a beer.

Wylin's rift MASSACRES Marduk!

Marduk says (in common), 'al though i have to say i like electric guitars even more...'.

You get an immaculately beautiful long stem rose from a saddlebag.

You give an immaculately beautiful long stem rose to Stafir.

Marduk faints, falling into a heap on the ground.

You smile at him.

Stafir bows suavely.

Stafir says (in common), 'much appreciated, m'lady'.

You say (in common), 'Well deserved.'.

Wylin smiles at you.

Wylin nods.

Marduk beams a smile at Wylin.

Stafir says (in common), 'my next performance will be more uplifting, I promise'.

Wylin winks at Marduk.

You grin evilly.

Marduk draws a cold, frosty beer for Wylin.

Tucket crys with happiness.

Wylin drinks beer from two large mugs of beer.

You say (in common), 'Sorrow is one of many feelings we must all face at one time or another.'.

Stafir says (in common), 'in fact, y'all go try and find the song 'So cold the night' by the Communards, and listen to it.'.

Marduk leaves east.

Tucket gives wylin a barrel of the finest beer around.

Wylin stops using two large mugs of beer.

Wylin holds a nice, cold one from Tynian's ice chest in his hands.

Tucket bows deeply.

Stafir says (in common), 'what you don't know is that that song is based on a very old tale, and I am the one who has the original'.

Tucket leaves east.

Wylin nods.

Stafir smiles happily.

Stafir says (in common), 'but, that will come some other time.'.

Stafir says (in common), 'Once again, I appreciate you showing up'.

Kerriariadne twitches.

You say (in common), 'Were it not for the sadness, there would be no happiness.'.

Stafir says (in common), 'very true'.

You smile happily.

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