Keller's Return

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Notes: Keller’s player had logged in previously as a generic newbie, and we’d been chatting about the mud in general. He was toying with the idea of returning, and when I mentioned that Tel was considering it, he gave it a shot. This log has been heavily edited to focus only on things involving Keller. - Cordir 11:40, 28 November 2011 (MST)
Notable Individuals: Keller, Cordir, Kaern, Silonch, Nyx, Tranquility, Mireya, Molo


### Keller: new player.

You tell Keller, '(softly) welcome back to the Pattern, Milord D'Augustine.'.

Keller tells you (in common), 'well met, M'lady.'.
Keller tells you (in common), 'although you'll forgive me if I do not find you as pleasant a sight as some might.'.

You tell Keller, '*soft sad laugh* aye. I expected nothing more, sir. But I do wish you well upon your Rebirth.'.

Keller tells you (in common), 'ooc: actually, another reason I quit playing Keller is that the imps resolved the situation that I had created him for.'.

You tell Keller, '( ooc - what's that? )'.

Keller tells you (in common), 'ooc remember back when Mars and them used to sit at 18 and never level and hit everyone on the way to 20?'.

You tell Keller, '*nodnod* the newbie killers / campers... like Alecto & Zara & Scipio & Jan'.

Keller tells you (in common), 'yep'.

Keller tells you (in common), 'keller was meant to be a counter to that.'.

Keller tells you (in common), 'then when the code caught up with it, I let him level.'.

18 players.
Elf [ Ma:26 Wa:15 ] Silonch, Witch of the Black Conclave.
Hum [ Ra: 6 Th:11 ] Azeina, wind walker
Hum [ Ra:30 Ma:30 ] Kaern floats on a cloud of bananas -+-iPsdtudle-->
Hum [ Ra:17 Ma:22 ] Paco the magical mexican ranger (CoF)
Hum [ Wa: 1 ] Keller the Boy
Elf [ Wa:10 Cl:15 ] Mars, Power of the Arcanes.
Hum [ Ma:20 Wa:15 ] Malakost, Soldier of Darkness
Elf [ Cl:25 Wa:15 ] Samos Teacher and Student of Wisdom
Min [ Wa:26 Ma:30 ] Zakarious...
Hum [ Ma:28 Th:28 Wa:30 ] Triston think?
Elf [ Demigod ] Vorax, Lord of Shadows
Min [ Wa:13 Ma:16 ] Ping Ping... Ping Ping... getting closer! Unity
Hum [ Demigoddess ] Bliss, Goddess of the Ashen Moon <Inv 71>
Min [ Wa: 7 Ma:14 ] Bluco Sollow, blue knight of Wisdom
Hum [ Demigod ] Plato, Philosopher of Wisdom *Bridget*
Elf [ Th:10 Ra:13 Ma:13 ] Tomato, Can't keep me small forever. *WISDOM*
Elf [ Elghinn ] Kain, Malla Ul'Jabbuk Elg'Selvatar d'lil Veldrin.
Hum [ Demigoddess ] Cordir, Lady Fate... Uber-geek. *Stormreaver*

The Kitchen
[Exits: west]
(Weak magic) The rusty fire opal amulet lies here.
A small white fountain gushes forth here.
(Invis) (Dark Red Aura) Silonch is here.
(Invis) Kaern is here.

You hug him.
You smile happily.

Kaern smiles happily.

You say, 'how fare you, Kaern?'.

Kaern hugs you.

Silonch curtseys gracefully for you.

Kaern throws confetti in the air!

Silonch smiles happily.

Kaern says (in common), 'excellent!'.

You say, 'and did you notice who walks the realm once more?'.

Kaern says (in common), 'hmm'.
Kaern says (in common), 'silonch?'.

Silonch laughs.

Kaern says (in common), 'mars?'.

You ponder the question.

Silonch shakes her head.

You say, 'no, not her...'.

Kaern says (in common), 'hehe'.

You say, 'no, not him...'.

Silonch tells you (in common), 'Keller?'.

Kaern says (in common), 'there's no way that's the same mars'.

Kaern says (in common), 'as like six years ago'.

Kaern says (in common), 'keller?'.

Kaern says (in common), 'I doubt that highly too :P'.

Keller tells you (in common), 'although I do have to say I got a kickout of his being one of the days of the week :)'.

Silonch sits down and thinks deeply.

You nod.
You say, 'it is Keller.'.

Kaern says (in common), 'wow!'.
Kaern says (in common), 'but...why?'.

You nod.
Kaern grins wickedly.

Silonch says (in common), 'oh boy.'.

You say, 'One never knows what guides the heart of Milord D'Augustine.'.

You say, 'But it is, indeed, he.'.

Silonch frowns.

Cordir chuckles softly.

Kaern snickers softly.

You say, 'I greeted him, and was given meager courtesy in return, as he said my presence did not please him as much as it might others.'.

Kaern throws back his head and cackles with insane glee!

Silonch says (in common), 'how rude.'.

Kaern says (in common), 'that's him all right'.

You tell Silonch, '(entirely IN char. I knew he was starting the char again)'.

Silonch still thinks it was rude. :)

Kaern grins wickedly.

Silonch tells you (in common), 'Ahh..ok. *smile*'.

You ponder the question.
You say, 'we did not part on good terms, he and I.'.

Kaern says (in common), 'how DID you part?'.

You say, 'Something of a wedding, and an abduction, and an evil aura and lost memories.'.

Silonch shivers uncomfortably.

Cordir grins slyly.

Kaern scratches his head.

You say, 'you know, the usual witch meets paladin sort of thing.'.

Kaern nods sagely.
Kaern says (in common), 'of course'.

Silonch says (in common), 'the usual?'.
Silonch tilts her head.

Triston gossips (in common), 'laugh Kaern nods sagely? was that a typo?'.

Silonch says (in common), 'I would not call that story - anything CLOSE to usual.'.

Kaern gossips (in common), 'cordir forced it upon me'.

Plato gossips, 'hehe'.

### Keller has advanced to level 2.

Triston gossips (in common), 'I figured it was something of the sort. You could have never admitted something so greavious as that.'.

Keller tells you (in common), '*sigh* level two and he's already talking crap to the conclave.'.

You tell Keller, '*laugh* Thats our keller!'.

Kaern says (in common), 'is he here to stay?'.
Kaern says (in common), 'woo, he can save now'.
Kaern snickers softly.

You say, '( ooc - I think he's considering it )'.

Kaern grins wickedly.

### [Silonch tells Keller (in common), 'Aye, I was born with it, and naught has changed me.']

Keller tells you (in common), 'oh, and the great thing is that I've been reading up on Arthur for academic reasons :)'.
Silonch tells you (in common), 'this should prove...interesting.'.

### [Keller tells Silonch (in common), '*smile*ask them of me.']

Molo gossips, 'Greetings Puny Mortals'.

Keller tells you (in common), '*ding*'.

Malakost gossips (in common), 'Whoa.. Molo is vis.'.

Malakost gossips (in common), 'Heya Molo'.

Keller gossips (in common), 'well met, fiend.'.

Ping gossips (in common), 'Gasp! greetings, Molo'.

Kain gossips (in drow), 'Hi god!'.

Tomato gossips (in common), 'heya Molo'.

Triston gossips (in common), 'Hello old friend'.

Silonch has left the game.

Keller tells you (in common), 'actually that was always the coolest part of playing Keller.'.

Keller tells you (in common), 'he refused to recognize that he couldn't actually beat gods.'.

Kaern says (in common), 'so I can see your aura because you're immortal?'.

Cordir arches an eyebrow inquisitively.
You say, 'me?'.

Kaern nods.
Kaern says (in common), 'I'm blind to that stuff usually you know'.

### Keller has advanced to level 3.

Kaern gossips (in common), 'grats keller'.

Keller gossips (in common), 'thank you.'.

Kaern gossips (in common), 'you can now learn -=[ *** GNOMISH *** ]=-'.

The Sanctuary of Fate
[Exits: north]
A small weaving loom is barely visible amidst the trees.

Tranquility ftells, 'Hel-loooooooooooooooo Lady!'.
Tranquility ftells, 'Greetings Lady'.

You ftell, '*softly* Would you please take a look at who 1 10'.

Tranquility ftells, '*cough*'.

Tranquility ftells, 'Do I see KELLER?!?!?!'.

Tranquility ftells, '*COUGH*'.

You ftell, '*nods*'.

Tranquility ftells, 'What on earth is he doing here?'.

Keller tells you (in common), '*softly* M'lady, if I may be so humble as to ask for admittance into your temple, I would greatly appreciate it.'.

You tell Keller, '*blink* It.. surprises me rather completely you would wish to enter it... but yes, of course, you are welcome.'.

Keller arrives from the north.
Keller says (in common), 'Tel's temple is no more.'.

You curtsey to him.
You nod.

Keller bows deeply.
Keller kisses your hand. How continental!

Tranquility ftells, 'Did he speak to you?'.

You ftell, 'He did.'.

Tranquility ftells, 'are you ok?'.
Tranquility ftells, 'what did he want?'.
Tranquility ftells, 'Don't make me ask you a billion questions! :)'.

You say, 'I spent many an hour in the shattered ruins where Thaygar's temple once stood.'.

You say, 'Even yet, I visit, sometimes.'.

You ftell, 'He's... in the garden.'.

Tranquility ftells, '*blink*'.

Keller says (in common), 'my foes live. Tel does not.'.
Keller sits down and thinks deeply.

Tranquility ftells, 'Is there anything I can do?'.

Keller says (in common), 'this is my fault.'.

Tranquility arrives from the north.
Tranquility blinks.

Tokugawa tells you, ‘oh my god’

Tranquility looks at Keller.

Tokugawa tells you, ‘Keller is back??’
Plato: hiya

Tranquility curtseys gracefully to Keller.

You say, 'It was ever your way to take upon yourself responsibilities that were not always yours to take.'.

Keller kisses Tranquility's hand. How continental!
Keller says (in common), 'well met, M'lady.'.

You say, 'It is not your fault that the Lord of Passions departed.'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'It has been long since I have seen your name, Keller'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'Well met'.

Keller says (in common), 'too long.'.

You say, 'Keller... I should like to introduce you to My Handmaiden, Tranquility Rose.'.

Keller says (in common), 'and aye, I stood at his right hand...'.

Keller shakes his head.
Keller says (in common), 'forgive me, I am being rude.'.

Keller says (in common), 'I am Keller Amberlin D'Augustine, of the house and clan D'Augustine, of late a servant of M'lord Tel, long trapped and absent from this world.'.

Tranquility smiles happily.
Tranquility says (in common), 'It is a pleasure'.

Keller says (in common), 'I have returned.'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'Have you?'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'I have seen many that returned, only to depart again'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'are you here to rejoin the fight for good?'.

Keller says (in common), 'I am what I am, M'lady.'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'I do not have issue with those that fight for either side.'.

Tranquility beams a smile at Keller.
Tranquility says (in common), 'I am as I am, as well.'.

Keller says (in common), 'my blade was not for petty battles between colored foes.'.

Tranquility sits down and thinks deeply.

Keller says (in common), 'I fought those who would hurt the innocent.'.

Tranquility nods in recognition to Keller.
Tranquility says (in common), 'That is what I have heard'.
Tranquility says (in common), 'The Lady has told me much of you'.

Keller says (in common), 'I imagine.'.

Tranquility prays, 'and he would lose his mind if he knew who I was.'.
Tranquility prays, '*smiles*'.

You say, 'Few individuals had as much impact upon my life as did he.'.

Cordir glances at His Excellency.

Tranquility nods.

You say, 'He failed to mention he is the heir to the Dutchy.'.

Keller shrugs.
Keller says (in common), 'Title isn't important.'.

You say, 'The Dutchy of Southshire, where I was born.'.

Tranquility nods in recognition to you.

Tranquility says (in common), 'I am being summoned by a newbie who believes me a cloak dispenser'.
Tranquility curtseys gracefully.
Tranquility smiles happily.
Tranquility says (in common), 'I will return shortly'.

Keller nods.

Tranquility says (in common), 'if allowed'.
Tranquility waves happily.
Tranquility leaves north.

Keller sits down and thinks deeply.
Keller says (in common), 'so who is the cloaked god?'.

You say, 'He departed.'.

Keller says (in common), 'ah.'.

You say, 'I think the shock was too great.'.

Keller says (in common), 'a pity.'.

Keller says (in common), 'so. I have no allies, I have no home, my god is dust, my foes bestride the world...'.

Keller says (in common), 'and yet this is not my fault.'.

Keller says (in common), 'you always had an odd mind, M'lady.'.

You ponder the question.
You nod.
You say, 'I did... and do'.

Tranquility arrives from the north.
Tranquility curtseys gracefully.

Tranquility looks at Keller.
Tranquility sits down and thinks deeply.

Keller says (in common), 'perhaps that's what kept you alive and myself trapped.'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'My apologies, Sir, but have you decided on an immortal to follow?'.

You say, 'I think it was more my connections to people.'.

Keller says (in common), 'I serve Tel.'.

You say, 'You tended to isolate yourself a bit from the hearts of others'.

Tranquility nods.
Tranquility sits down and thinks deeply.
Tranquility gives a massive warhammer to Keller.
Tranquility says (in common), 'Could you use this item?'.

Keller says (in common), 'I thank you for the offer, M'lady, but I do not accept charity.'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'If so, I can hold it until you have need. The pummel will serve you in the meantime'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'It is not charity my friend'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'It is a limited item I am to find a good owner for'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'before it purges'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'You would be doing me a favor keeping it from doing so'.

Keller says (in common), 'perhaps. It sits ill with me, though. There is...history between your Lady and myself.'.

Tranquility nods.

Tranquility says (in common), 'Yet, I cannot give this weapon to any that are aligned differently than I'.

You say, 'What would set the past at ease in your mind, Milord?'.

Keller chuckles, evidently amused.
Keller says (in common), 'there is too much there, M'lady.'.

You ponder the question.

Keller says (in common), 'I do not believe I was made with forgiveness in me.'.

You say, 'Perhaps another great difference. I have learned the very very hard lesson that anything is possible. Nightmare and dream, equally.'.

Tranquility curtseys gracefully for you.
Tranquility says (in common), 'I believe this conversation is best left to you two'.
Tranquility waves happily.
Tranquility leaves north.

Keller says (in common), 'perhaps. There is a right and wrong to things.'.

You say, 'And in your eyes, I shall ever be a creature of evil and hurt, then?'.

Keller says (in common), 'you followed him.'.

You say, 'Not willingly.'.

Keller says (in common), 'so you say now. But I sought for a sign, any sign....'.

Keller says (in common), 'and there was none.'.

You say, 'And I escaped the moment Gryphon was strong enough to secure my release.'.

Keller says (in common), 'that is escape, M'lady? From one arm of evil to it's cloaked face?'.

You say, 'Milord, you will not speak of the Lord Gryphon with such ill grace.'.

You say, 'He did all that he could to aid the young'.

You say, 'He endured much.'.

Keller says (in common), 'perhaps.'.

Keller says (in common), 'in honour of your courtesy and guest right I will speak of him no more.'.

You nod.

Keller says (in common), 'but if you had but once said something to me....some sign...'.

You say, 'I do not know if it would please or surprise you to hear...'.

Bliss tells you, 'ack! Keller is back?'.

You say, 'But when I was Reborn... I renounced Nash, though I had served him for over a millenia'.

Bliss tells you, 'i should call tfar'.
Bliss tells you, 'hehehe'.

You say, 'I tried, Keller, in ways you might understand.'.

Keller says (in common), 'how? By aiding my foes? Aye, tit is good to hear you have given up such...evil...'.

You say, 'And you know not how often I was punished for not doing more to aid them.'.

Keller says (in common), 'why did you aid them at all.'.

You say, 'Because when the Lich took me, he gave me false memories. Memories of being courted by one of his own. I confided in Jahiliya, for I knew her still...'.

You say, 'And she told me they were false... but all of the Conclave told me she lied.'.

You say, 'I came to realize that it was the Lich that had lied, that my own mind lied to me, that I could not trust what I thought was real and what was not.'.

You say, 'But for a time? I despaired. I simply wished to die.'.

You say, 'There was nothing left that mattered.'.

Keller says (in common), 'there was your honor, M'lady.'.

You say, 'So I obeyed orders, and prayed for escape.'.

You nod.
You say, 'I have been a criminal before, Milord, as you know.'.

Ptarchyzk gossips (in common), 'Keller? dude.. yer small.'.

Keller gossips (in common), 'it happens, lad, when you're gone.'.

Tokugawa tells you, ‘no!!! he said it! The L word! *resists urge to silence*’

Keller says (in common), 'aye, and I thought you learned from that.'.

You say, 'What the Lich did to my mind was a devastating as what my father did to my body.'.

You say, 'perhaps more so.'.

Keller nods.

You say, 'I cannot change the past, Keller.'.

Keller says (in common), 'true.'.

You say, 'But what I have done, since Ascension... is to do all in my power to move forward, in a way that had integrity.'.

Keller nods.

You say, 'I can give no better indicator than those who have joined with me.'.

You say, 'Natalie, Kennet, Clue, Rigel, Nyx...'.

Keller says (in common), 'do you seek anything from me, then, M'lady? You're a goddess, now, and I lack even my god.'.

Keller says (in common), 'it would appear our places have changed.'.

Cordir smiles sadly.

You say, 'All that I would ever wish from you, you will not and cannot give.'.

Keller says (in common), 'and that would be?'.
Keller frowns.

You say, 'Forgiveness. Peace in your heart and not pain when you hear my name.'.

Keller says (in common), 'that....'.
Keller shakes his head.
Keller says (in common), 'once, maybe. But there has been much time.'.

You nod.
You say, 'For me, time is a healer. For you, it simply builds larger, deeper scars.'.

You say, 'and for that, I am more deeply sorrowful and regretful than you may ever know.'.

Keller says (in common), 'that is not you, M'lady...'.

Keller says (in common), 'that's the world.'.

Keller says (in common), 'all I ever wanted was peace. But I'm not the one who can bring it.'.

Keller says (in common), 'if you should see M'lord Tel, please tell him I await his order.'.

You say, 'I see him and we speak regularly.'.
You say, 'He has strongly considered a return, as well.'.

Keller kisses your hand. How continental!

You curtsey to him.

Keller says (in common), 'it would be well if he did. Well met, M'lady. Peace favor your sword.'.

Keller leaves north.

You say, 'I ....'.

You ftell, '*swallows hard* '.

### [Keller yells (in common), 'I have returned.']

Bliss tells you, ‘ok that scared me!’

You tell Bliss, ‘What did?’

Bliss tells you, ‘i come back to the screen to see: [Keller yells (in common), 'I have returned.']’

You tell Bliss, ‘Keller has never been anything but emphatic.’

Bliss tells you, ‘i actually never played when he was around but Tfar told me gobs of hysterical things!’

You tell Bliss, ‘He was the Paladin of Passion. Nuff said.’

Bliss grins at you.

Gavin tells you, ‘Keller is talking to the guards in MG.’

Cordir tells Gavin, ‘that's not unusual. He actually treats the mobs like it's a world, and they are individuals.’

Nyx ftells, 'Greetings, Lady'.

You ftell, '*softly* Greetings, Shadow.'.

Nyx ftells, '*blink* Keller has returned?'.

You ftell, '*nods silently* Aye.'.

Nyx arrives from the north.

Nyx ftells, 'Are you speaking to him?'.

You ftell, '*quietly* We spoke briefly earlier.'.

Nyx ftells, 'Does he require any assistance?'.

Cordir paces slightly, moving about the garden with a restless, troubled expression.

You ftell, 'He will not accept any 'charity'.'.

Nyx ftells, '*nod*'.

Nyx ftells, 'I cannot say I am surprised at his desire to find his own way...'.

### Keller has advanced to level 4.

Ptarchyzk gossips (in common), 'Keller, please see me to pay your dues for reaching level 4.... Thieves guild rules and all.'.

Keller gossips (in common), 'I'd rather not, but thank you for the offer.'.

You gossip, 'Congratulations, Keller, upon your Ascension.'.

Triston gossips (in common), 'grats Keller'.

### Keller has advanced to level 5.

Natilena gossips (in common), 'Grats Keller'.

You gossip, 'Congratulations, Keller.'.

Keller gossips (in common), 'thank you.'.

Gup gossips (in common), 'heh, how many old timers are going to bring out little pkers to try and kill Keller? :)'.

Zakarious gossips (in common), 'woohoo'.

Gup gossips (in common), 'or is it just me? :P'.

Keller gossips (in common), 'you may try.'.

That gossips (in common), 'give him a chance'.

Froty gossips (in common), 'i think our goal is to try and make sure he keeps his mouth shut this time around'.

Froty gossips (in common), ':)'.

Zakarious gossips (in common), 'a tell from a god + please'.

Gup gossips (in common), 'oh yeah, I forgot about that needing to learn to pk first thing'.

### [Keller tells DragonBane (in common), 'because I refused to accept that the battle between good and evil was a war of pretty colors, but rather expected ethical behavior.']

Nyx ftells, 'I have offered Keller what aid he is willing to accept'.

Nyx ftells, 'Perhaps he will take me up on it, perhaps not.'.

Nyx ftells, 'Time will tell.'.

Keller arrives from the north.

Nyx bows before Keller.

Mireya beams a smile at Keller.

Keller nods.

Mireya says (in common), 'welcome back'.

Keller says (in common), 'well met. Interesting to be back.'.

You curtsey to him.

Mireya bows before Keller.

You say, 'Keller, have you met my daughter, Mireya?'.

Mireya smiles happily.

Keller says (in common), 'I do not believe I have.'.
Keller kisses Mireya's hand. How continental!

You say, 'Mireya, I would like to introduce you to Keller Amberlin D'Augustine'.

Mireya blushes.

Keller says (in common), 'at least not that I recall.'.

Mireya says (in common), 'mother has told me stories about a brave paladin named Keller'.

You say, 'She and Natalie were playmates growing up.'.

You nod in recognition to her.

Mireya nods.

Keller says (in common), 'I see....'.

Keller says (in common), 'your mother speaks only partial truths. There was a Paladin. His name was Keller. But he was not brave. He abandoned his people and now they ar'.

Keller says (in common), 'are dead.'.

Mireya looks at Keller.

Keller says (in common), 'the fault is not hers, though. Many people believed that story.'.

Mireya says (in common), 'wish the broadsword I had hadn't purged'.
Mireya smiles happily.

Keller says (in common), 'tis all right. I have already been gien charity before I could return it.'.

Cordir bites her lip, and turns her face towards the shadows for a moment, gathering her composure.

Nyx ftells, 'If he wishes to make his own path, Lady, there is little we can do to change that.'.

You ftell, '*nods silently*'.

Keller says (in common), 'your Lady tells me M'lord Tel is not dead to the wrold.'.

Nyx nods.
Nyx says (in common), 'I have seen him three times of late.'.

Keller nods.
Keller says (in common), 'then when next I see him I will ask what he requires of me.'.

Keller says (in common), 'and ask for a proper penance for my abandonment of his people.'.

Cordir asks quietly, "And what if he says that you bear no responsibility for Passion's fading? and that no penance is needed or appropriate?"

Nyx says (in common), 'I could almost swear I had seen one with Passion in their title not long ago...'.

Keller says (in common), 'then I will set my own.'.

Mireya says (in common), ' umm...have to accept help from people...there..'.

Mireya smiles at herself.

Keller says (in common), 'That I cannot allow.'.
Keller says (in common), 'Natalie...she is well?'.

You say, 'She went in search of her mother many decades ago.'.

You say, 'She has not been seen since.'.

Keller frowns.

You say, 'she swore she would find Southshire within the mists.'.

Keller shakes his head.

You say, 'Or that she would perish trying.'.

Keller says (in common), 'that's a dream, nothing more.'.

You say, 'I tried all I could to stop her from giong.'.
You say, 'But... she would not be swayed.'.

Keller nods.

Mireya says (in common), 'Nat was a bit...umm...stubborn at times'.

Keller says (in common), 'more I should answer mor.'.
Keller smiles happily.
Keller says (in common), 'aye.'.

Keller sighs loudly.
Keller looks around.
Keller says (in common), 'I should be going.'.

Cordir glances at a specific Thread upon the Loom.

You say, 'As you wish, Milord.'.

Keller says (in common), 'well met. Peace favor your sword. Should you need me, I will be awaiting M'lord's return.'.

Keller bows deeply.

Nyx bows before Keller.

You say, 'Peace to you.'.

Keller leaves north.