Gregar's Penitence

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08/10/2000: Notes - Gregar was seemingly always getting into one scrape or another. Whether it was failing his Triat Mastery Quest or breaking Geasa or talking out of turn on public channels, he was a Wyldling to the core. In this particular meeting, he describes the Quest of Penitence he had taken on, after spouting off about Nash on gossip, much to my dismay. - Cordir 12:05, 8 December 2011 (MST)

Nyx steps silently from the shadows around you.
Nyx says (in common), 'Small crowd...'.
Nyx smiles happily.

Gregar says (in common), 'we need boromir and adso to chatter the place up'.
Gregar grins happily.

Tranquility curtseys gracefully to Nyx.
Tranquility curtseys gracefully to Gregar.

Nyx bows before Tranquility.

Tranquility says (in common), 'Greetings gentlemen'.

Gregar smiles happily.

You say, 'Silence is a good way to prepare one's self for solomn discussions.'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'My apologies, I was afk assuring that my family did not slip into starvation while my back was turned'.
Tranquility reads back and catches up.

Gregar says (in common), 'plus being to chatty can get one into trouble'.
Gregar says (in common), 'that is part of cause and effect that has brought us here'.
Gregar blushes.

You blink.
You nod in recognition to him.
You say, 'This is true.'.

Cordir laughs delightedly at her Shadow.

Gregar raises an eyebrow.

Nyx looks around, a trace of a smile flickering over his face.

Cordir touches lightly upon the Midnight Thread, reading the tale of Her Shadow's recent events.

Tranquility says (in common), 'It is good to see you both. It has been too long'.

Cordir smiles at Her Shadow, and nods.

Gregar says (in common), 'jasmine had the honor of being the first to manage to pk me'.

Tranquility smirks.

Gregar grumbles.

You say, 'We shall have to do something about that.'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'Jasmine, she is one my geas prevents speaking much of'.

Gregar says (in common), 'did it with haunt while I was festering'.

Tranquility nods in recognition to Gregar.

Deamhan arrives from the north.
Deamhan bows deeply.

Gregar hugs Deamhan.

You smile at Deamhan.
You say, 'Hello, Husband.'.
Cordir smiles up at Deamhan.

Deamhan kisses you.
You give Deamhan a long and passionate kiss.

Deamhan grins happily at you.

You say, 'Khorlan will attempt to join us.'.
You say, 'As soon as he arrives, we'll begin.'.

Cordir seats Herself gracefully upon the bench before the Loom.
Cordir arranges Her skirts modestly about Her limbs.

Deamhan sits next to his wife and smiles at her.

Cordir smiles and nods up at Deamhan.

Gregar arrives from the north.
Gillfen arrives from the north.
You hear a distinct pop as Khorlan's portal closes up.

Khorlan bows deeply.

Tranquility curtseys gracefully.

Gillfen says (in common), 'so, I hear there's something to do tonight?'.

Tranquility says (in halfling), 'Greetings Khorlan'.

You say, 'Welcome, Khorlan.'.

Gregar hugs Khorlan.

Khorlan says (in common), 'Greetings All'.

Within The Tapestry of Fate
[Exits: north up]
Stepping through the spider-web, you find yourself standing beneath countless
stars... no, not stars, but strands of light, their incandescent glow pushing
back the darkness that would otherwise overcome you.

You stand on a circular cathedra of dusky marble striated with silvery
gray. Four titanic, equidistantly spaced archways of albescent jade yearn
upward towards the lights above you. Sable fires seethe within three of
them, a spider-web filling the fourth. In the center of the rostrum stands an
intricately carved wooden loom. It is cool here, like the first misty chill of
twilight, and you shiver slightly, hair prickling on the back of your neck as
you realize: Perhaps this is no place for a mortal to be.
(Magical) A magical spring flows from the ground here.
The Loom of the Weaver is here, coruscating with an unearthly radiance.
(Light Cyan Aura) Gregar is here.
(Light Blue Aura) Khorlan is resting here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Gillfen is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Tranquility is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Deamhan is here.
(Light Cyan Aura) Nyx is here.

Tranquility beams a smile at Khorlan.

Gregar hugs Gillfen.

Cordir gestures and the air of the cathedra stills.

Cordir gestures and Ebon flames within the archways roars.

You say, 'Chosen.. and guest....'.

You say, 'Listen and attend...'.

You say, 'Tonight we hear the tale of Gregar, who slipped from the Path of our Codes and Dictates, and took upon himself the Path of Penitence.'.

You say, 'Gregar.... the Cathedra is yours...'.

Gregar bows before you.

Gregar says (in common), 'thank you m'lady'.

Gregar says (in common), 'many might have forgotten of my misdeed already, but tis one I shall not soon forget'.

Gregar says (in common), 'I wish not to go into details, but suffices to say, that it was far from appropriate to insult nash... or any other following'.

The image of The Gryphon seems to shift slightly.

> l gryphon
The words, "You have only to endure..," encircle a bas-relief of a noble
Gryphon set upon the stone. The carving shifts as you gaze upon it, and speaks
in the calm voice of an Immortal now long gone from the Realm of TFC. "I have
left this message here to share my insights on Lord Nash and Nashism as
perceived by non-evil Nashites.

"I was initially troubled by the idea, said often by Lord Sirak, that Nash was
an evil creator, who crafted the good gods as little more than trinkets for
his amusement. How can a being who can create such beauty be evil? It was
Nash himself who told me the truth..."
(Look gryphon2 to continue)

Gregar says (in common), 'I compounded things even worse by pleading my innocence at first, but I soon realized my err'.

Gregar says (in common), 'I remember the evening well. The deed had already been done, I entered the real to find the lady already waiting'.

Cordir's countenance shadows slightly, in remembered displeasure.

Gregar says (in common), 'I have never seen her so angry. and nor do I ever wish to again, she trembled, I think part with anger, but mostly pain in what I had done to her'.

Tranquility nods silently.

Cordir says quietly, 'You disappointed Me, Gregar...'

You say, 'That is what hurt the most. Not the anger... the disappointment.'.

Gregar nods in recognition to you.
Gregar says (in common), 'and I too think that is what hurt most'.

Gregar says (in common), 'I still hope that I can some day fully regain that trust'.

Gregar says (in common), 'that is also what helped me realize my error'.

Gregar says (in common), 'Cordir's voice loomed from the corner of her garden, shaking, obviously hurt and asked of what happened'.

Gregar says (in common), 'she heard the tale, motionless, then gazed at me and asked what should be done'.

Gregar says (in common), 'I had already been thinking, I knew I must make penitance for what I had done. I decided three punishments to honor the triat would be best'.

Gregar says (in common), 'deciding my own fate, I vowed these three'.

Gregar says (in common), 'I would not speak to anyone save the lady for a period of three outrealm weeks'.

Gregar says (in common), 'I would spend those three weeks in contemplation of my actions, and studying NASH, the ones I had insulted'.

Gregar says (in common), 'and lastly, I would wear nothing, save a plain light, and a weapon, until I had made three ascensions, reaching the level of 6 warrior'.

A neon walrus bites you on the leg! You feel very sick.

Kaern gossips (in common), 'that's just plain WEIRD'.

Clue gossips (in old-common), 'neon walrus?'.

Nyx cants, 'And if Kaern says it's weird, it _must_ be weird...'.

You say, 'one moment, Gregar.'.

> c sum elaina
Elaina arrives suddenly.

You say, 'Continue, Gregar...'.

Gregar bows before you.

Elaina apologizes.

Gregar says (in common), 'the guardian appeared, and wrote my three new geas into the pattern web'.

Gregar says (in common), 'pardon I did forget one thing'.

Gregar says (in common), 'I also vowed that I would apologize to those who were offended, giving personal apologies to several whom I felt I had directly mistreated'.

Nyx nods.

You nod in recognition to him.

Gregar says (in common), 'being silent, this was difficult, but I managed to reach those whom needed it.'.

Gregar says (in common), 'it was a good first step to trying to make a new me'.

Tranquility beams a smile at Gregar.

Gregar says (in common), 'it started to immediately teach me humilty. I apologized to some, such as Stouthbound, in front of many that insulted me for asking forgiveness'.

Tranquility winces. Ouch!
Tranquility nods.

Gregar says (in common), 'they thought it weak that I would take back mean things said about nash'.

You say, 'Was not Humility the Weaver's greatest demand for your Triat Mastery Trial?'.

Gregar nods.
Gregar says (in common), 'aye'.

Gregar says (in common), 'it was my downfall'.
Gregar says (in common), 'I was not able to keep myself from flight, in which I failed my quest'.

Elaina gasps in astonishment.

Gregar says (in common), 'this was far more so I think. There were ones whom I knew and trusted, that turned against me'.

Gregar says (in common), 'these people who didn't like that i would "kis up to nashies"'.

Gregar says (in common), 'pardon the direct quote'.

Gregar bows deeply.

Gregar says (in common), 'this was only within the first day, I knew I would have much difficulty with the rest'.

Gregar says (in common), 'but I kept my word and held my silence'.

Khorlan nods.

Gregar says (in common), 'I tried finding more information on nash as I promised, and was instructed to look to the dark manor for more'.

Gregar says (in common), 'this provided some information, but was provided with much more by tylorn, who was eager to share'.

Gregar says (in common), 'pardon to anyone who does already know of NASH, but I wish to share for those that do not'.

Gregar says (in common), 'followers of NASH believe that the entire realm was created by Him'.

Gregar says (in common), 'that everything, goo, neutral, evil all came from NASH'.

Gregar says (in common), 'in this way, NASH is everything, good, evil, the world itself'.

Gregar raises an eyebrow at you.

Khorlan says (in common), 'Please excuse me Rl calls'.
Khorlan sighs loudly.
Khorlan says (in common), 'Thank you for inviting me'.

Gregar says (in common), 'the tenants of NASH require that any of his followers place his name in their title, to never be ashamed of their faith'.

Khorlan bows deeply.

Gregar bows before Khorlan.

Khorlan utters the words, 'portal'.
The air shimmers as Khorlan creates a portal here.

Gregar says (in common), 'to publicly announce and shout his name to give praise'.

Gregar says (in common), 'to teach all of His word and to punish those who insult him'.

Elaina nods.
Elaina drinks water from a buffalo water skin.

Gregar says (in common), 'the three laws of nash, they must praise nash publicly, harm not another nashite, and to seek perfection'.

Elaina nods.

Gregar says (in common), 'I* leanred much of nash in my search, and amn glad for it. I feel I much better understand our riends...'.

Gregar says (in common), 'and even our nash following agressors better'.

Gregar says (in common), 'the three weeks passed, and I was very pelased to have my voice back, although I found it cracked and hoarse'.

Gregar says (in common), 'but I still had one last part left, to attain level 6 warrior'.

You nod.
Gregar says (in common), 'again I found humility'.

Gregar says (in common), 'many in the realm offered goods to me eagerly, some gave me items whilst I slept in the guild to leave the realm'.

Gregar says (in common), 'though I longed to have the items, I placed all, no matter how powerful, in the pit for newbies'.

Gregar says (in common), 'it would not have been right for me to keep them'.

Nyx prays, 'One would think that by this point the humility would have stuck... and that he wouldn't need to keep learning/finding it.'.

You [GS] tell Nyx, 'That was the hope, yes...'.

You [GS] tell Nyx, 'But apparently the glue was not strong enough'.

Nyx prays, 'Apparently. :)'.

Elaina smiles happily.
Elaina nods in recognition to Gregar.

Gregar says (in common), 'the experience was slow, I healed slowly from combat, but soon learned the use of my totems to better aid myself'.

Gregar says (in common), 'I learned of just how well a shaman can do with their spells alone and naked'.

Gregar says (in common), 'bear, to recover hit points, unicorn, to recover mana and make spells more effective'.

Gregar says (in common), 'weasel for travelling'.

Gregar says (in common), 'boar, when I needed the brute strength to aid in a corpse retrieval'.

Nyx prays, '*grin* No... this is his moment in the spotlight...'.

Gregar says (in common), 'owl, when trying to learn'.

Tranquility listens pointedly to this advice, scribbling with her quill onto a parchment.

You nod in recognition to him.

Gregar says (in common), 'there are a great many happenings between the end of my silence, and when I reached level 6'.

Gregar says (in common), 'suffices to say it was a happy day when it occoured'.

Gregar says (in common), 'boromir and I rejoiced greatly, as I sat back to contemplate on my long journey'.

Elaina smiles happily.

Gregar says (in common), 'in the end, I found three things'.

Gregar says (in common), 'the humility of the weaver was well taught to me, there are lessons I shall never forget'.

Gregar says (in common), 'the wyrm found lessons in every part of the journey, but was most important of learning of NASH'.

Gregar says (in common), 'and the wyld found it's place. I learned of how to survive on my own better, on how not to rely...'.

Gregar says (in common), 'not so heavily on possessions, since they will always change with the land, and myself as well, destroying the existing, and creating the new'.

Cordir nods silently.

Gregar bows before you.

The Ebon flames within the archways roar hungrily.

You nod.

Tranquility cocks her head to the side, in thought.

You say, 'THank you, Gregar, for your words.'.

Gregar bows before you.

Gillfen likes his eq..

Elaina nods.

Tranquility says (in common), 'Thank you for sharing your experiences with us Gregar'.

Gregar says (in common), 'certainly'.
Tranquility says (in common), 'You obviously learned much that was personally valuable to you'.

Nyx smiles happily.

Gregar says (in common), 'I am glad so many could attend'.

Nyx says (in common), 'And I am glad that you learned how to make use of the spirits at your call...'.

Cordir frowns, and gazes at the Pattern.

You say, 'Pardon me a moment, Chosen.'.


You smile happily.

You say, 'Thank you all for your patience.'.

Tranquility nods.

You say, 'Something needed My attention in the Pattern.'.

Elaina raises an eyebrow.

Nyx raises an eyebrow.

You say, 'An administrative issue.'.

Gillfen raises an eyebrow.

Nyx says (in common), 'Ah'.
Gillfen says (in common), 'fun fun.'.

Cordir turns to the lithe half-elf standing in the shadows.

You say, 'Shadow...'.

Tranquility cocks her head to the side, in thought.

Nyx says (in common), 'Yes, Lady?'.

You say, 'You have conveyed your willingness to speak to the Chosen regarding Mastery...'.

You say, 'In what manner will you do so?'.

Nyx nods.

Gillfen begins to sing.. "Me.. and my Shaaaaadow..

Cordir looks reprovingly at Gillfen.

Nyx sits down and thinks deeply.

Gillfen sighs loudly.

Nyx says (in common), 'I would prefer to do so like this, with others present...'.

Tranquility hands Gillfen a bucket to carry the tune in.
Tranquility grins happily.

Elaina giggles.

Gillfen grumbles to Tranquility.

Nyx says (in common), 'However I will be hard pressed to do so for a while'.
You nod.

You say, 'And when is convenient?'.

Nyx ftells, '(ooc: Big test coming up for school next week.)'.

Nyx says (in common), 'Perhaps not this coming week, but the week after...'.

Tranquility ftells, 'oooh, lovely! personal favorite'.

You nod.

Tranquility ftells, '*hopes you caught the sarcasm*'.

Nyx says (in common), 'Would you mind if I waited until after next weekend to set a time/day?'.

Nyx ftells, '*grin* *nod*'.

You say, 'That is fine, Shadow'.

Gillfen gets out a day and some time, and tries to set them up in some pleasing fasion.

Gregar adds a pinch of parsley and sage, slowly stirring in rosemary and thyme.

Nyx says (in common), 'I fear the shadows call for my attention once more'.

You ftell, 'Chosen, if you have not heard...'.

Nyx raises an eyebrow at you.

You ftell, 'The Chosen are falling yet again in size.'.

Tranquility hugs Nyx.
Elaina hugs Nyx.

Gillfen frowns.

Gregar sighs loudly.

Gillfen ftells, 'I log in.. '.

You ftell, 'With that lessening in presence, My power rank has fallen deeply.'.

Tranquility ftells, '*wince*'.

Gillfen ftells, 'what's with these people?'.

Nyx sighs loudly.
Nyx nods.

You ftell, 'Anyone you feel might be appropriate for the Chosen, please speak to.'.

You ftell, 'Anyone who is petitioning, please help.'.

Nyx nods.

You ftell, 'And any mana item you can find of 20 or better, please obtain.'.

Nyx nods.

You ftell, 'I've lost over 100 mana in the last 3 months.'.

Gregar ftells, 'I shall step up my recruiting eforts'.

Gregar winces. Ouch!

Elaina nods.

Tranquility shudders from the sheer thought of it.

Gillfen ftells, 'Lady.. are you going to be on more regularly?'.

Nyx ftells, 'Who is currently petitioning?'.

You ftell, 'Only those you feel can stay.'.

You ftell, 'Ideally, yes, Gillfen.'.

You ftell, 'I have access to a computer that WORKS and a zmud that is currently undergoing... improvements.'.

Gregar ftells, 'any idea which times? I would like to try and be on at those times'.

Gillfen ftells, 'Zmud.. bleah.'.
Gregar ftells, 'zmud is great!!!'.

Nyx chuckles, evidently amused.
Nyx smiles happily.
Nyx waves happily.

You ftell, 'Well, I can be on during the day a bit... and sometimes at night, as well, depending on my beloved's mood. = ) '.

Tranquility ftells, '*snicker*'.

Gregar ftells, 'been using it for a long time'.

Tranquility waves goodbye to Nyx.

Nyx ftells, 'Fare well, all'.

From out of nowhere, it seems, shadows swirl up, billowing over the ground.
They dance and whirl around the Weaver's Shadow, obscuring him from sight.
Nyx fades out of existence.

Nyx looks at the temple door and thinks deeply.

You chuckle.

Nyx pulls a bit of wire from his glove.

You say, 'OH, simply shadow-fade through it...'.

Nyx fiddles with the lock.

  • Click*

You open the spider-web.

Nyx grins happily.

Gregar ftells, 'flee nyx flee!!'.

Nyx bows before you.
Nyx snickers softly.
Nyx waves happily.
Nyx leaves north.