Apr 5

[18:03] Happy: The four adventurers had reunited after becoming clean, and were discussing the future.
[18:04] Shadowcaller: (Ahh, yes.)
[18:05] Shadowcaller: [00:28] Shadowcaller: "Hello again, Aegnor here said something about Kyou…"
[18:05] Shadowcaller: (last thing I said.)
[18:06] Shadowcaller: (last thing anyone said actually.)
[18:07] Happy: "Yes. The three of us were sent there in a dream."
[18:08] Shadowcaller: "A dream? Like Aegnor had with that druid?"
[18:09] Happy: "I suppose so. We were all in the dream together though."
[18:09] Shadowcaller: "So… you all had the same dream? That sounds a bit strange."
[18:10] Shadowcaller: "I have heard of dream wanderers but never of people actually having the same dream."
[18:11] Happy: "I met a servant of the Hunter, named Griever, but he did not speak my language. He led me to a place where Wolfbane and Aegnor were talking to a man and a little girl."
[18:11] Happy: *pokes Murska and Wolfie*
[18:12] Wolfbane: "Aegnor and I appeared in the middle of a street and we went to a source of light where we met the man and girl."
[18:12] Shadowcaller: "But why were Wolfbane and Aegnor in this dream? They don't have anything to do with Kuori."
[18:12] Wolfbane: "I am supposed to help bring the girl back to life in exchange for… something dear to me."
[18:12] Wolfbane: sorry
[18:13] Shadowcaller: (o.O)
[18:13] Wolfbane: (I misclicked)
[18:13] Shadowcaller: "So, there was some ghost calling for you then?"
[18:13] Murska: 'And I have no idea why I was there, except that the girl wanted to hear me play.'
[18:14] Shadowcaller: "I see… sounds a bit wierd."
[18:14] Shadowcaller: "And we are going there after… the funerals then?"
[18:15] Wolfbane: "I assume so."
[18:15] Happy: "I have agreed to go."
[18:16] Murska: 'I go where you go, Cessie.'
[18:16] Shadowcaller: "Well, after we gone to Minister, I need to speak to someone…"
[18:16] Shadowcaller: "Of course." *smiles at Aegnor*
[18:16] Shadowcaller: "And I go wherever you go."
[18:18] Happy: "But do the two of you want to come?"
[18:18] Murska: 'Well, I can't think of anything better to do.'
[18:18] Shadowcaller: "Well, that really depends where this Kyou place is."
[18:19] Shadowcaller: "And I'm going to figure that out once we have payed our respect."
[18:26] Happy: "All we know is that it's off the tree. Unless Caster knows something, I suppose we'll have to wait until we go below to learn more."
[18:27] Shadowcaller: "I know where we can get that information… but lets talk about later."
[18:28] Shadowcaller: "I want to bury the dead now, to cut the last threads with this war…"
[18:29] Happy: "Yes. I'm going to go ahead to Minster, and help them dig graves."
[18:30] Shadowcaller: "I think I will follow you, the faster its done the better."
[18:30] Shadowcaller: "You are coming right Aegnor? Wolfbane?"
[18:30] Wolfbane: "I will come."
[18:31] Murska: 'Of course.'
[18:32] Shadowcaller: "Good, I guess you want to join us then WolfBane?"
[18:32] Wolfbane: Wolfbane shrugs. "I see no reason not to."
[18:33] Wolfbane: "I have to get to Kyou anyways."
[18:33] Shadowcaller: "We will see how long our paths will cross in the future."
[18:33] Happy: "Ai is coming with us," Happy tells Aegnor and Cessie.
[18:34] Shadowcaller: "Oh, no new missions for him?"
[18:34] Happy: "He said he had none, and so he wanted to stay with us as long as he could."
[18:35] Shadowcaller: (So lets just go to minister then?)
[18:35] Happy: (skip ahead?)
[18:36] Shadowcaller: (yeah, to the funeral, I don't have anything intresting going anyway.)
[18:37] Happy: (Two days later, after many graves have been dug…)
[18:37] Shadowcaller: (Thats a long skip o.O)
[18:37] Happy: (undo?)
[18:38] Wolfbane: (any more dreams or anything?)
[18:38] Murska: (Hm. Well, I didn't have any that planned-out plans…)
[18:38] Shadowcaller: (Happy decides that, you already have a answer to your question Wolfy:P)
[18:38] Wolfbane: (hehe)
[18:38] Murska: (But I still don't know how to remember my curse. :P)
[18:38] Shadowcaller: (I know what question that bugs you;))
[18:39] Wolfbane: (Uh, something random pops up and you remember it?)
[18:39] Happy: (shouldn't you be horribly fatigued after the battle?)
[18:39] Murska: (I was horribly wounded but not that horribly tired.)
[18:39] Shadowcaller: (Well I think I know what you want to know.)
[18:39] Shadowcaller: (So, lets say I contacted Helena during that time.)
[18:40] Happy: (what triggers the fatigue then?)
[18:40] Happy: okay, you can contact Helena at any time
[18:41] Murska: (Well, I'm not really sure to the extent. I guess it's after-berserkrage-thing only cuz I'm supposed to have been tired enough a couple times.)
[18:41] Happy: and you never berserked in the battle?
[18:42] Murska: Nah.
[18:42] Shadowcaller: (We are at Noels funeral then.)
[18:43] Shadowcaller: ?
[18:44] Happy: (trying to work out something for the curse)
[18:44] Shadowcaller: (okay.)
[18:44] Shadowcaller: (I guess Zuberas mark will start showing at wolfbane by now.)
[18:45] Wolfbane: (Okay, not that he can see it. :P)
[18:45] Wolfbane: (Unless its not only on his face)
[18:45] Shadowcaller: (You decide where it is >.>)
[18:46] Wolfbane: (I think it'll start on his face then slowly grow to cover his right arm too over time)
[18:46] Shadowcaller: (creepy o.O)
[18:46] Wolfbane: (But cool)
[18:47] Shadowcaller: (cthe line between creepy and cool is thin…)
[18:47] Shadowcaller: *the
[18:48] Happy: (Okay, curse stuff worked out. Nobody remembers it. Mwahahhahaha)
[18:48] Happy: (*cough*)
[18:48] Wolfbane: (:P)
[18:48] Happy: (no, i'm not plotting evil stuff…)
[18:48] Happy: (why would you think that?)
[18:48] Shadowcaller: (>.>)
[18:49] Wolfbane: (Because you are an evil scheming horror?)
[18:49] Shadowcaller: (I wonder if I had agreed with that if I had been in the game.)
[18:50] Happy: It's a glorious morning. The sun is shining, hardly a cloud in the sky, only a gentle breeze in the air.
[18:50] Wolfbane: (but, she is a /lovable/ evil schemeing horror)
[18:51] Shadowcaller: (bah, there is no such word as "loveable" in WW-games.)
[18:51] Shadowcaller: *wakes up*
[18:51] Shadowcaller: *looks around*
[18:51] Happy: You all have rooms in the Minster Inn, free of charge.
[18:52] Shadowcaller: *is already dressed*
[18:52] Murska: *has slept enough recently for weeks, if the curse didn't exist*
[18:53] Shadowcaller: *yawns and exits her room*
[18:53] Happy: Aegnor is a little tired when he wakes up, as if his sleep or trance time isn't refreshing him enough.
[18:54] Wolfbane: Wolfbane gets up, does a few streaches, and puts on his clothes. What little he acutally wears.
[18:54] Wolfbane: (Yeah, I know, a little too much info)
[18:55] Wolfbane: (:P)
[18:55] Shadowcaller: (I guess Cessie don't like that o.O)
[18:55] Happy: (Would she really be bothered, since he's covered in fur?)
[18:55] Shadowcaller: (I guess not, it was wolfys idea.)
[18:56] Wolfbane: (Oh sheesh, he wears something like pants I guess and a cloak, but that is it)
[18:56] Shadowcaller: Looks for something to eat, do she see anyone she knows?
[18:56] Happy: Ai and Rilian are downstairs in the tavern, as well as Margaret and some of the other townspeople.
[18:57] Shadowcaller: (Will Ai and Rillian work better together then ai and Kilia?)
[18:57] Shadowcaller: *Ai
[18:58] Shadowcaller: Relaxes and sits down on a empty table, asking for something to eat
[18:58] Happy: The graves have all been dug. Today will be a shared funeral for all the Minster dead. The Bearsted dead will be buried in a mass grave.
[18:59] Happy: (Ai has changed a lot since he was first summoned. He may be easier to work with.)
[18:59] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, I thought so too, and Rilian is a bit easier to deal with then Kilia.)
[19:00] Happy: There are very few Bearsted survivors. There are the nine women rescued from the temple, and whatever few people were either away from town or managed to flee.
[19:01] Shadowcaller: *avoids attention from the crowd while she is eating*
[19:01] Happy: The tavern keeper's widow brings Cessie's breakfast.
[19:01] Shadowcaller: SHe tanks him and eats
[19:01] Shadowcaller: *thanks
[19:01] Murska: Aegnor arrives downstairs, fully equipped as usual.
[19:02] Happy: (It's 'her'. The tavern keeper was killed. This is his wife)
[19:02] Shadowcaller: (Oh sorry, I didn't notice.)
[19:03] Shadowcaller: (too many male travern keepers >.>)
[19:03] Murska: After noticing Cessie, he sits down next to her, also asking for some food.
[19:04] Shadowcaller: "Good Morning, everyone seems to be a bit.. down today."
[19:04] Shadowcaller: "The memories still remains…"
[19:04] Happy: (Is Wolfbane downstairs yet?)
[19:05] Wolfbane: (he was just about to make his way down)
[19:05] Murska: 'Yeah…'
[19:05] Wolfbane: Wolfbane exits his room and scratches at a slight itch on his face before making his way down.
[19:06] Happy: Everyone seems subdued.
[19:06] Shadowcaller: *eats in silence*
[19:07] Murska: *eats, once he gets food*
[19:07] Shadowcaller: (can I have learned the summon air elemental spell during these two days?)
[19:07] Happy: (sure)
[19:08] Wolfbane: Wolfbane seeing the other two, decides to take his own seat a little ways away to give them some privacy.
[19:08] Happy: The sound of children laughing breaks up the somber mood. Little Sam and a handful of other children his age (around 5-7 years old) come running in.
[19:08] Shadowcaller: *still eating in silence'
[19:09] Wolfbane: Wolfbane sees Sam and waves hello.
[19:09] Happy: Sam runs right up to Wolfbane, while the other kids hang back. "This is my friend Wolfbane. He fought with my Da."
[19:09] Murska: 'So…' Aegnor breaks the silence. 'Off the tree next, right?'
[19:10] Wolfbane: "Hello Sam. Having fun?"
[19:10] Shadowcaller: "Yeah, is going to be strange to leave it, but then again,will we notice any difference?"
[19:10] Murska: '…I've never been away from it.'
[19:10] Shadowcaller: "Don't worry, below is about th same really."
[19:11] Shadowcaller: *the
[19:11] Happy: "They didn't believe me. What happened to your face?" Sam asks.
[19:11] Shadowcaller: "I will support you Aegnor, there is nothing dangeorus below, just more humans…"
[19:12] Murska: Aegnor tries to cheer up, half-singing 'New people to see, new places to go…'
[19:12] Wolfbane: Wolfbane is puzzled. "Whats wrong?"
[19:12] Happy: Sam climbs up onto Wolfbane's lap and touches where the mark is starting to appear. "It's black."
[19:13] Shadowcaller: "Well, thats the kind of life we live really, never setteling down."
[19:14] Shadowcaller: *settling
[19:14] Murska: 'Do you like it that way? Have you ever thought of just staying somewhere?'
[19:14] Happy: In Aegnor's head: /You're leaving us?/
[19:14] Wolfbane: "Really? No matter, it should be fine. How are you doing?" But Wolfbane is actually worried.
[19:15] Shadowcaller: "Of course, pleanty of times, this life-style was not my choice after all."
[19:15] Murska: /You can hear that? Yeah, we seem to have decided./
[19:16] Happy: Sam: "All the grownups are sad. And Celia and Raney's Da is dead, and they're going to put him in the ground today. And other people died too. What happens to them after they get put in the ground?"
[19:17] Murska: Aegnor tries to keep up with the conversation inside his head and the conversation with Cessie at the same time. 'I've never been able to settle down so I haven't thought of it… But I would, for you.'
[19:17] Happy: /Will you come back?/
[19:17] Shadowcaller: *low voice* "I know you would Aegnor"
[19:18] Murska: /I will try to./
[19:18] Wolfbane: "Well, when they are put into the ground, The Tree takes care of them, and even though you can't see them, they are still around to watch over you."
[19:18] Happy: "Does it hurt being in the ground?"
[19:18] Shadowcaller: (now they never can go to the bathroom alone:P)
[19:19] Wolfbane: "No, they aren't hurt. Instead, they are at peace."
[19:19] Shadowcaller: (always watching… wherever you are…)
[19:20] Wolfbane: (hush. You'll scare him. :P)
[19:20] Shadowcaller: "I have some goals to complete before I settle down… not so easy ones I'm afraid."
[19:20] Happy: "They have to eat peas? Yuck!"
[19:20] Happy: The other children creep closer, seeing that Sam isn't being hurt by the scary wolf man.
[19:21] Wolfbane: Wolfbane chuckles. "Only if they want to, but what I meant was that they would be happy."
[19:23] Happy: "Okay. I'll tell Raney that," he says, and jumps down.
[19:23] Shadowcaller: "Not anything you have to do before you settle down?"
[19:23] Wolfbane: ((I take it some of the other patrons were staring? :P)
[19:24] Murska: 'I don't have much of a goal in life.'
[19:24] Happy: (Most of them have gotten used to having Wolfbane around, and aren't afraid of him anymore.)
[19:24] Murska: 'I'd like to meet my race some day, but I feel so distant from them…'
[19:25] Shadowcaller: "Can't say I know the feeling…"
[19:25] Happy: Rilian stands up. "It is time."
[19:26] Shadowcaller: Cessie is done with her meal so she nods in RIlians direction "I'm ready to go."
[19:27] Wolfbane: Wolfbane also gets up. "Then I am also ready to go."
[19:28] Happy: The bells in the town hall ring, and everyone gathers.
[19:28] Murska: Aegnor follows Cessie
[19:28] Happy: There is no building large enough to hold everyone. They are all meeting in the town square.
[19:29] Wolfbane: (I take it Happy is with us?))
[19:29] Shadowcaller: "Never realized there were so many people living here…"
[19:32] Happy: Happy joins you in the town square. She was outside all night.
[19:33] Shadowcaller: (so what are we gathering around?)
[19:35] Happy: (A platform raised a few steps off the ground where Rilian and a few of the town elders are standing)
[19:36] Shadowcaller: *awaits whatever supposed to happend*
[19:37] Happy: Rilian steps forward. "Even the gorgeous royal chariots wear out; and indeed this body too wears out. But the teaching of goodness does not age; and so Goodness makes that known to the good ones."
[19:39] Happy: "The luminosity of clear light dawns at the moment of death. The body is compared to a guest house; it is a place to stay for just a short time and not permanently. At present, the guest of consciousness is staying in the guest house of the body, like renting a place to stay. When the day comes for consciousness to leave, the guest house of the body must be left behind, and the consciousness becomes one with the light of Altaris."
[19:40] Shadowcaller: (listens to epicness)
[19:40] Happy: The town elders step forward, and name each of the dead, speaking of what they did in life.
[19:40] Murska: (listens to weird babbling. :P)
[19:45] Happy: Rilian again: "They gave their lives in the defense of their loved ones. Love one another. Act with compassion. Live in joy and freedom. Thus will you honour their sacrifice."
[19:47] Shadowcaller: *listens to the speach respectfully*
[19:47] Wolfbane: *does the same*
[19:47] Murska: *kinda stands around, listening*
[19:48] Happy: Rilian steps down from the platform and begins walking to the edge of town, where the graves have been prepared. The townspeople follow, chanting:
[19:48] Happy: O love, O pure deep love, be here, be now
Be all; worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance,
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter than cold stars:
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.
[19:49] Shadowcaller: (Where did you get that one?)
[19:49] Happy: (Link: http://www.viewonbuddhism.org/dharma-quotes-quotations-buddhist/love.htm)http://www.viewonbuddhism.org/dharma-quotes-quotations-buddhist/love.htm
[19:49] Shadowcaller: (Ahh)
[19:50] Shadowcaller: (You are basing this religion on buffhism then?)
[19:50] Happy: (yeah)
[19:50] Shadowcaller: *buddhism
[19:52] Shadowcaller: Cessie don't take part in the chanting, she have heard this before but was not that much of a religious person
[19:52] Murska: Aegnor doesn't, either.
[19:52] Wolfbane: Wolfbane doesn't know the chant, but stays quiet.
[19:55] Happy: At the cemetary, there is a lamp burning, and girls dressed in green passing out candles to everyone.
[19:55] Shadowcaller: *takes candle when girl is passing it out*
[19:56] Wolfbane: *takes a candle*
[19:56] Happy: Happy and Ai take candles
[19:58] Happy: Some people take more than one.
[19:58] Murska: Aegnor takes a candle aswell.
[20:01] Happy: Each decomposing body is lying next to its open grave, and resting on the legs of each body is a wooden plate.
[20:03] Happy: Rilian lights a candle in the flame from the lamp, and carries it to the first body, placing it on the wooden plate.
[20:04] Happy: He does this for each body in turn, until each has a candle burning on it. The little cemetary seems protected from the wind, for none of the candles go out.
[20:04] Wolfbane: ( brb)
[20:05] Happy: The townspeople then line up at the lamp, each of them lighting a candle and carrying it to one of the bodies.
[20:06] Happy: Some people kneel by the body of their relative or loved one and weep. Others return to light another candle, as they've lost more than one family member.
[20:06] Shadowcaller: Cessie places her candle on Noels wooden plate
[20:07] Murska: Aegnor does the same.
[20:07] Wolfbane: Wolfbane does the same
[20:07] Happy: Noel's is one of the few bodies that did not become an undead, and is recognizable.
[20:08] Happy: There are a few plates without a body, for the people whose corpses were completely destroyed.
[20:08] Happy: The whole ceremony takes a very long time.
[20:08] Shadowcaller: Cessie will most likely go back to the inn efter some time
[20:11] Happy: After all the candles are lit, the bodies are carefully lowered into the grave, and the plate of candles is handed down to rest atop them, candles still lit.
[20:12] Happy: The candles are only extinguished when the earth is poured over them to refill the grave.
[20:13] Happy: Not everyone remains to the end, and no one seems offended if someone should leave early.
[20:13] Happy: Many of the young children grow bored soon and run off to play.
[20:13] Murska: Aegnor goes with Cessie.
[20:13] Shadowcaller: "Well, that was a very *strong*"
[20:14] Shadowcaller: "We had a lot of those funerals back home, but not this large…"
[20:14] Shadowcaller: "So many dead…"
[20:14] Murska: Aegnor nods but doesn't say anything.
[20:15] Shadowcaller: "So many candles, they must have payed a lot for all those."
[20:15] Happy: Happy remains at the funeral until the end, helping to fill graves.
[20:16] Wolfbane: Wolfbane stays for a little while over Noel's grave and then helps clean up.
[20:16] Shadowcaller: (time of day?)
[20:16] Happy: The burial goes on until mid afternoon. After starting early in the morning. I don't know how long you stayed.
[20:17] Wolfbane: Wolfbane stays until the end. It was the least he could do.
[20:17] Shadowcaller: Cessie don't really like funerals, and has other things to do
[20:18] Shadowcaller: Like preparing for the journey down the tree
[20:18] Murska: And Aegnor just wants to stay with Cessie, and he doesn't really feel that strongly for the dead people.
[20:19] Happy: The townspeople, in their gratitude, offer to provide any supplies that they can spare.
[20:21] Shadowcaller: *gathers supplies, makes herself ready for the journey*
[20:21] Shadowcaller: "So, ready to leave then Aegnor?"
[20:22] Murska: 'Yeah… It's not like waiting would help any.'
[20:22] Shadowcaller: "I'm going to look for Wolfbane and Happy… want to come?"
[20:23] Murska: (Isn't the funeral still going on for them?)
[20:23] Shadowcaller: (Well, we have been gathering supplies and stuff.)
[20:23] Happy: (we can fast forward until that evening)
[20:24] Shadowcaller: (sure.)
[20:24] Happy: Ai did not stay for the entire funeral. He is very subdued.
[20:25] Happy: That evening, the party gathers again in the tavern.
[20:26] Shadowcaller: "So… I guess we are getting out of here tomorrow then."
[20:28] Happy: Someone asks Aegnor if he will play a song for the fallen.
[20:28] Murska: 'Of course.'
[20:29] Shadowcaller: "This should be intresting…"
[20:30] Murska: Aegnor gets ready and plays slow, soft tunes, mostly sadness.
[20:31] Shadowcaller: /He haven't played since before…/
[20:32] Shadowcaller: Cessie listens much more open to the music then the last time Aegnor played
[20:33] Murska: The feelings of sadness get more prominent and people feel as though they can let it out.
[20:33] Happy: The villagers gather in the tavern, more and more of them arriving until the room is quite packed.
[20:33] Happy: Family members clinging to each other and weeping silently.
[20:34] Murska: Aegnor begings singing in a soft voice, but in a language the others don't understand. It sounds very melodic.
[20:35] Shadowcaller: Cessie almost starts sobbing, but then manages to control herself
[20:35] Happy: Happy sits on the stairs, in the shadows, weeping for her lost tribe.
[20:36] Wolfbane: Wolfbane is outside, leaning against the back wall, remembering his brother.
[20:36] Shadowcaller: (Sounds like a day in yellow light..)
[20:37] Murska: Aegnor no longer seems to be playing a song but he creates a web of sounds with his guitar while the singing provides an outlet for the emotion.
[20:38] Happy: Aegnor can feel the nature spirits and the Tree in his mind, listening to the music as well. The flightiness of the spirits seems dampened for once.
[20:40] Murska: Aegnor remembers the feeling in the glade and tries to pour something of himself into the music while still keeping in control.
[20:41] Shadowcaller: Cessie decides she don't want to be so emotional right now, and thinks of something else
[20:41] Murska: After a while, he starts changing the sounds, to a more hopeful melody, which seems to hold the promise of a better future.
[20:44] Shadowcaller: (Hm, fast forward?)
[20:45] Murska: (sure)
[20:45] Shadowcaller: (To the point we leave the tree I guess.)
[20:46] Happy: You move on to Saltcross then, I guess.
[20:46] Shadowcaller: (Or before, we need to get to Saltcross if we should leave the tree.)
[20:46] Happy: The spirits turn up a lot on the journey to flirt with Aegnor and try to convince him to stay.
[20:47] Murska: He tries to explain to them that he has to go but he'll try to return.
[20:47] Shadowcaller: (I hope Pan don't turn up at least?:P)
[20:48] Wolfbane: By now, Wolfbane knows about the mark and it is likely growing onto his shoulder since it has been a few days.
[20:49] Shadowcaller: Cessie would start asking questions about it, unless he hides it
[20:49] Wolfbane: Since it covers half his face, I doubt he would be able to hide it.
[20:50] Shadowcaller: She meets up with wolfbane as Aegnor is talking with the spirits "Um… if you don't mind… whats that black mark?"
[20:51] Wolfbane: "I don't know. It started to appear the night before the funerals."
[20:51] Wolfbane: (Would Happy know what it is?)
[20:52] Happy: (Not unless Kuori told her)
[20:52] Wolfbane: (Ok)
[20:52] Shadowcaller: (he didn't)
[20:52] Wolfbane: "Do you know what it is?" He asks.
[20:53] Happy: (would Ai recognize it?)
[20:53] Shadowcaller: (he would.)
[20:53] Shadowcaller: "Not… exactly."
[20:53] Wolfbane: (Oh, and by then Wolfbane would have asked Ai to tone down the scent. :P)
[20:54] Shadowcaller: "Marks like that don't appear randomly, are you sure you don't know what is is?"
[20:54] Shadowcaller: "It looks a bit.. creepy."
[20:54] Wolfbane: Wolfbane shakes his head. "I don't know."
[20:55] Shadowcaller: "WHen did it start to appear?"
[20:55] Murska: (he already said that)
[20:55] Wolfbane: "The night before the funerals. A little boy named Sam told me."
[20:55] Shadowcaller: (he did?)
[20:55] Shadowcaller: (Aw, crap.)
[20:56] Shadowcaller: "Perhaps a spirit… did you know any of the dead?"
[20:56] Wolfbane: "Only in passing."
[20:57] Shadowcaller: "Anything else you can think of? Any wierd things that have happend…"
[20:57] Wolfbane: "There was the dream, but I don't know how that would have done anything."
[20:57] Shadowcaller: "It might have, you said something about a girl right?"
[20:58] Wolfbane: "Yeah."
[20:58] Shadowcaller: "Did you know who she was?"
[20:59] Wolfbane: (She did say her name was Zubera, right?)
[20:59] Shadowcaller: (she did)
[20:59] Shadowcaller: (Or well, her servant did.)
[20:59] Wolfbane: "They told me that her name was Zubera."
[21:00] Shadowcaller: "…are you sure that was her name?"
[21:00] Wolfbane: "Yes, why?"
[21:01] Shadowcaller: "She is a goddess… I have read about her, you should stay away if you know your own good."
[21:01] Wolfbane: "She offered me something that I… can't refuse."
[21:02] Wolfbane: "Or won't."
[21:02] Shadowcaller: "If you don't mind I'm asking… what exactly can seh offer?"
[21:02] Shadowcaller: *she
[21:02] Happy: Happy is nearby, listening, though trying not to make it obvious that she is.
[21:03] Shadowcaller: (Aegnor is talking to the spirits.)
[21:03] Wolfbane: Wolfbane sighs. "She offered to let my brother's soul have peace."
[21:04] Shadowcaller: "Your brothers soul? You mean… she took him?"
[21:05] Wolfbane: "I don't know, but if she did, I am going to hold my end of the deal."
[21:06] Shadowcaller: "…well since I don't really have any idea what you are going throught i'm not going to pass any judgement on you."
[21:07] Wolfbane: Wolfbane nods. "I am thankful."
[21:07] Shadowcaller: "I don't much about you WolfBane but, we are going to talk about this later, this is very dangerous stuff."
[21:07] Murska: (arg got to go…)
[21:07] Wolfbane: (have fun)
[21:07] Happy: (Bai)
[21:07] Shadowcaller: (okay)
[21:07] Shadowcaller: (Bye)
[21:08] Shadowcaller: (We continue to SaltCross then?)
[21:08] *** Aegnor has left the conversation.
[21:08] Happy: Yes, we can have the party stop at Saltcross.
[21:10] Shadowcaller: *stops at SaltCross*
[21:11] Happy: The residents of Saltcross have heard enough about events in Bearsted and Minster to welcome the party as heroes. No one seems to connect them with the doctor's house burning down that happened last time they were here.
[21:11] Shadowcaller: (Hehe, oh right.)
[21:12] Shadowcaller: (I had forgotten about that)
[21:12] Shadowcaller: (You have to admitt it was kind of intresting:P)
[21:18] Wolfbane: (Whats that about burning down a doctor's house?)
[21:18] Shadowcaller: (Err… that was when Nigma was on board.)
[21:18] Shadowcaller: (He was a thief.)
[21:19] Shadowcaller: (And he needed a doctor, but we could not pay for it.)
[21:19] Shadowcaller: (So he ended breaking into a house, getting into a conflict with Happy, burning the house down… and then leave the party forever,)
[21:20] Wolfbane: (Nigma as in E. Nigma?)
[21:20] Happy: (And I guess he's out of the game. He hasn't been part of the group as a player for a month now)
[21:20] Shadowcaller: (Indeed.)
[21:20] Wolfbane: (Wow, a month?)
[21:20] Shadowcaller: (I have talked with him, so yes, he is out.)
[21:21] Shadowcaller: (We have been playing for some time >.>)
[21:21] Shadowcaller: (We need a evil character in the party:P)
[21:22] Wolfbane: (Well, Wolfbane is in the Chaotic stage)
[21:22] Shadowcaller: (Aegnor is at worst neutral, Cessie is good, Happy is also good, Wolfbane is also good.)
[21:22] Shadowcaller: (Chaos-law wise, Cessie is very lawful while the rest of the party is chaotic.)
[21:23] Shadowcaller: (But I as a player enjoy chaotic plots as any player.)
[21:24] Shadowcaller: (As might be shown in the next plot I will introduce
[21:26] Happy: why do you think we need an evil character in the party? Wouldn't it just end up with Happy killing him or driving him off again?
[21:26] Shadowcaller: (Okay, maybe not a evil character, but a neutral chaotic character.)
[21:26] Wolfbane: (Happy, I am writing SWW now)
[21:26] Shadowcaller: (Yay! Despite me not being in the game)
[21:27] Happy: we have lots of conflict within the party built in now, with the Zubera thing
[21:27] Shadowcaller: (Hm, I guess.)
[21:27] Wolfbane: Yeah, Wolfbane and Happy are going to have to square off.
[21:27] Shadowcaller: (COuld I contact Helena before we end?)
[21:27] Happy: sure
[21:28] Shadowcaller: (Hm, I didn't think of that.)
[21:28] Shadowcaller: (Could be intresting.)
[21:28] Happy: I guess Wolfbane's lawful, if he'd keep his word to someone who stole his brother's soul
[21:28] Wolfbane: (True. Maybe Neutral all around then)
[21:29] Shadowcaller: *high-fives lawful team member*
[21:29] Wolfbane: (Well, Wolfbane will do almost anything to save his brother's soul)
[21:29] Wolfbane: (He won't kill Happy. :P)
[21:29] Wolfbane: (He isn't evil)
[21:30] Shadowcaller: (Would you say Aegnor is neutral or good?)
[21:30] Shadowcaller: (Neutral is my pick.)
[21:30] Shadowcaller: (Happy is chaotic good right?)
[21:30] Happy: (definitely chaotic good)
[21:31] Happy: (Aegnor i think is chaotic neutral)
[21:31] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, that fits him.)
[21:32] Shadowcaller: (Anyway, whats the time?)
[21:33] Happy: 9.30
[21:33] Shadowcaller: (in game >.>)
[21:34] Happy: dunno. you could have called Helena at any time over the last few days
[21:35] Shadowcaller: (lets say its night so we go to the travern.)
[21:41] Shadowcaller: *attempts to contact Helena as she are alone in her room*
[21:43] Wolfbane: (Posted)
[21:43] Shadowcaller: (So they also become anooyed at him huh?)
[21:43] Shadowcaller: *annoyed
[21:44] Wolfbane: (Wait…The wolves sent in a kill?)
[21:44] Wolfbane: (:P)
[21:44] Shadowcaller: (Apperently they did, they were quite close last time you know >.>)
[21:54] Wolfbane: (I know)
[21:54] Happy: (sorry, need to go get food)
[21:54] Shadowcaller: (So do I.)
[22:05] Shadowcaller: (I have returned.)
[22:06] Happy: (is this the first time she's contacted Helena since the battle?)
[22:06] Shadowcaller: (Not sure, I don't want Helena to die, maybe she have contacted her shortly some time.)
[22:07] Happy: "Cessie! You survived!"
[22:07] Happy: (let's say it was between the battle and the funeral then)
[22:07] Shadowcaller: (Okay.)
[22:07] Shadowcaller: "Yes, I did, many did not thought."
[22:08] Shadowcaller: "I have felt… weird since the battle."
[22:08] Happy: "What do you mean? You look just as beautiful as ever."
[22:09] Shadowcaller: "I haven't feelt very beautiful I'm afraid."
[22:09] Happy: She looks stern. "Is your elf not giving you the attention you deserve?"
[22:09] Shadowcaller: "I keep remembering that power…"
[22:10] Shadowcaller: "He is, he spends about every waking moment with me."
[22:11] Shadowcaller: "Its just that there is something in my head that feels wrong you know? I haven't dared used magic since the battle ended."
[22:11] Happy: (except for necromancy?)
[22:11] Shadowcaller: (not really that type of spell.)
[22:12] Shadowcaller: (Its required so little magic that she didn't consider it.)
[22:12] Happy: "Why shouldn't you use your magic, dear?"
[22:12] Shadowcaller: "Well… I'm afraid of losing myself in it, like I did during the battle."
[22:12] Shadowcaller: "I think something went wrong when I did."
[22:13] Shadowcaller: "Like something is broken, the magic."
[22:13] Happy: "What do you mean? I think you have to tell me what happened."
[22:14] Shadowcaller: "Well… I was selected to channel magic we should use against the invading amry."
[22:14] Shadowcaller: *army
[22:14] Happy: "I know you're a very powerful wizard."
[22:15] Shadowcaller: "No, I didn't even finished the university really, I'm a wild mage, mostly self teached."
[22:16] Shadowcaller: "I was just powered up at that moment… it was so much more then I ever had channeled before."
[22:16] Shadowcaller: "I thought I could handel it… I did a long time, but when I saw they attacking Aegnor, I just lost it."
[22:17] Shadowcaller: "I think i burned everything down."
[22:17] Happy: "Everything?"
[22:18] Shadowcaller: "Well, everything that wasn't ours luckily."
[22:18] Happy: "But that's good, right?"
[22:18] Happy: "You saved your love?"
[22:18] Shadowcaller: "It certainly felt like I really did burn down everything thought."
[22:18] Shadowcaller: "I did… but now something is wrong with me."
[22:19] Shadowcaller: "My magic broke the moment I lost myself to it."
[22:19] Happy: "How do you know it's broken if you haven't tried it?"
[22:20] Shadowcaller: "Well… I just know, magic is closer to me then everything, you can't miss that your leg is broken right?"
[22:21] Happy: "I see. Is it bad? Will you be able to recover?"
[22:22] Shadowcaller: "I don't know, cna you help me in some way?"
[22:22] Shadowcaller: *can
[22:24] Happy: "Do you know exactly what's wrong? Just saying it's broken doesn't tell me much."
[22:25] Shadowcaller: "Well… I don't think I will be able to control it like I did."
[22:25] Shadowcaller: "When I lost control over it there, I lost control over it forever."
[22:26] Happy: "Forever?"
[22:26] Shadowcaller: "Well, until I have cured the problem."
[22:27] Shadowcaller: "And now I'm going all depressed about it."
[22:27] Shadowcaller: "I almost cried when Aegnor played music…"
[22:29] Happy: "Magic is very important to you, isn't it. The most important thing in your life?"
[22:30] Shadowcaller: "Well… Magic, Aegnor and the others."
[22:30] Shadowcaller: "But magic come closer to me then anyone else can, magic is me."
[22:31] Happy: An illusion of Helena appears sitting on the bed next to you.
[22:31] Shadowcaller: "We need to met face to face more…"
[22:32] Happy: Helena hugs Cessie. "I think I understand now."
[22:32] Shadowcaller: "You do?"
[22:32] Shadowcaller: *hugs back*
[22:32] Happy: "You feel the way I would feel if I were somehow disfigured, don't you?"
[22:33] Shadowcaller: "Yes… that would be a good way to describe it."
[22:37] Happy: (um… remember that silly post I made claiming to be a mason? Trixie PM'd me asking for protection)
[22:37] Shadowcaller: (hehe)
[22:38] Wolfbane: (heheheh)
[22:38] Happy: (What do I say?!)
[22:38] Wolfbane: (Wow, he is despirate)
[22:38] Wolfbane: (I say you offer it)
[22:38] Wolfbane: (Or at least say that you'll /try/)
[22:39] Happy: (But what should I ask?)
[22:40] Wolfbane: (Say that you need to be sure of his role and to send you his PM. If not, say that it'll be harder to convince the others to help)
[22:41] Happy: (there are no role PM's)
[22:41] Happy: (and why would he think the masons could protect him anyway? Even if I were one, we couldn't be in touch with baners on day one)
[22:43] Wolfbane: (I don't know)
[22:43] Wolfbane: (brb, gotta get food)
[22:43] Shadowcaller: (>.>)
[22:44] Happy: "I wish I knew how to help you."
[22:45] Shadowcaller: "Are you sure there is not anything you can do?"
[22:47] Happy: "I think you know more about magic than I do. How did you first learn to control it?"
[22:47] Shadowcaller: "Well… I learned it at the Stratholm."
[22:47] Shadowcaller: "The university."
[22:49] Shadowcaller: "A lot of books and paractices…"
[22:49] Shadowcaller: *practices
[22:50] Shadowcaller: "Should I go into more details?"
[22:50] Happy: "But it was you who did the work. Not the university."
[22:50] Shadowcaller: "I could never have learned all that on my own."
[22:50] Happy: "But you did learn it once."
[22:51] Shadowcaller: "Yes, of my teachers, I learned it that way, this is something else."
[22:52] Shadowcaller: "You learn how to walk on your own, with some help, but once you break your leg…"
[22:56] Happy: Helena takes both of Cessie's hands in hers and looks her in the eye. "Stop telling yourself why you can't do it."
[22:56] Shadowcaller: "What am I going to do then? I feel so down at the moment."
[22:56] Shadowcaller: She looks away
[22:58] Happy: "If your leg was broken, you'd need a splint to hold it in place while it heals. Is there anything that can do the same thing for you magically?"
[23:24] Shadowcaller: "I just…" Tears can be seen running down her face "I'm- losing control." she says between sobs
[23:27] Happy: Helena pulls her into a hug again, stroking her hair. "It's okay, Cessie. Let it out."
[23:27] Wolfbane: (aww…)
[23:27] Shadowcaller: (<.<)
[23:28] Shadowcaller: She lays that for a while, sobbing
[23:29] Shadowcaller: Until she finally seems to get herself up again
[23:29] Shadowcaller: "..Sorry, that- that was not meant to happend…I just.."
[23:31] Happy: "Everyone needs a good cry sometimes."
[23:32] Shadowcaller: "Well.. I'm not supposed to… this is not me, I'm breaking apart."
[23:34] Happy: "Not even the gods are immune to hurt."
[23:35] Shadowcaller: "But I'm not hurt… it just feels like all old problems are coming back to hunt my mind."
[23:35] Shadowcaller: "What should I do? I can't go on like this."
[23:36] Shadowcaller: She looks Helena in the eyes, her eyes are still red
[23:36] Shadowcaller: (sore)
[23:37] Happy: "I don't think I can fix this for you. I wish I could, so much."
[23:39] Shadowcaller: "…I understand, I had hoped to do something with Aegnor, but I'm not sure, I feel so moody right now."
[23:39] Shadowcaller: "One moment it can feel right, but the next…"
[23:40] Happy: "You're afraid?"
[23:41] Shadowcaller: "No, confused, I don't know what I want."
[23:42] Happy: "Have you told him about your magic?"
[23:43] Shadowcaller: "No, not yet.. I had hoped to fix it quick."
[23:43] Happy: She looks sad. "I don't think you can."
[23:44] Shadowcaller: She closes her eyes "I was afraid so…"
[23:45] Shadowcaller: She breaths out, relaxes, "…There- there is magic that can make you travel to the center of ones mind."
[23:45] Shadowcaller: "Its mind magic, I hate mind magic."
[23:47] Happy: "And you think if you went there, you could find a way to heal yourself?"
[23:48] Shadowcaller: "Yeah, thats the theory, I can't cast it thought, only heard about it."
[23:51] Happy: "And even if you know how, you couldn't cast it because you're broken."
[23:52] Shadowcaller: "I do forget about that.. I must ask Caster about it before we go."
[23:52] Shadowcaller: "Got something to cheer me up?"
[23:54] Wolfbane: (Starts to dance :P)
[23:54] Happy: She smiles. "I believe in you, Cessie."
[23:56] Shadowcaller: "..Thanks."
[23:56] Happy: "Talk to Aegnor about this."
[23:58] Shadowcaller: "I guess I have to…"
[00:02] Happy: "Your first love can be overwhelming. But if it isn't right, it's okay to break it off."
[00:03] Shadowcaller: "Well its chaotic right now, but I will hold on to this for now."
[00:05] Shadowcaller: "It can't be worse then with that Satyr at least, I hate when people are looking at me."
[00:06] Happy: "You're beautiful. Of course people look at you. They can't help themselves."
[00:06] Shadowcaller: "That can be a gift and a curse…"
[00:06] Happy: She smiles. "I know that more than anyone."
[00:09] Shadowcaller: "Its like magic you know? Except that it don't improve with time…"
[00:09] Happy: "I won't let your beauty fade with time, my dear."
[00:10] Shadowcaller: "You can do that?"
[00:10] Happy: "It's the one thing I understand."
[00:11] Shadowcaller: "How exactly dose it work? Are you effecting me or something?"
[00:12] Happy: "I can change your appearance, so that no matter how old you get, you always look as beautiful as you do today." She smiles, and wipes away one of your tears. "Well, maybe not *this* day"
[00:13] Shadowcaller: *smile* "I appriciate that, but I will still grow old won't I?"
[00:14] Happy: "Yes. I can only stop you from looking older. I can't stop time in its tracks."
[00:14] Shadowcaller: "Do you know any way I can prevent that?"
[00:14] Shadowcaller: "Its one of my goals…"
[00:26] Happy: She laughs and hugs you again. "You are ambitious, aren't you? I don't know… maybe I could make you a servant, if I had more power."
[00:27] Shadowcaller: (woho, returned just in time apperently)
[00:29] Shadowcaller: (wolfbane is still here?:P)
[00:29] Wolfbane: (yep)
[00:30] Shadowcaller: (going to bed in a minute, sorry for all this, I thought you were going to focus on the other char >.>)
[00:30] Wolfbane: (Hey, its a story, I like those)
[00:32] Shadowcaller: She returns the hugs and laughs a bit "Now that would be something unexpected… but I guess if there was no other way…"
[00:33] Shadowcaller: "I just don't want to live this short life… ageing is painful."
[00:34] Happy: "I know. It was painful for me, even being an elf."
[00:34] Shadowcaller: "How did you become a god anyway?"
[00:35] Shadowcaller: (stop saying intresting things:P)
[00:35] Happy: "I - can't talk about that now."
[00:35] Shadowcaller: (but I don't mind if you answer this one >.>)
[00:36] Happy: *GM dodges question she wasn't prepared for*
[00:36] Shadowcaller: "Maybe some other time then…"
[00:36] Shadowcaller: "I should go to bed now anyway."
[00:36] Shadowcaller: "I need to recover from all this… sadness."
[00:37] Happy: "Just remember. It's okay to cry."
[00:37] Shadowcaller: "…perhaps, I think about it."
[00:38] Shadowcaller: "Good Night Helena."
[00:40] Happy: "Goodnight."
[00:40] Happy: Her physical form fades into nothingness.

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