Karen S Story

[18:26] Shadowcaller: Okay, good enough.
[18:26] Shadowcaller: Starting in 3…2…1…
[18:28] Shadowcaller: You wake up with a jerk, it sounds like someone is trying to break your door down "Wake up you stincking whore! I know your in there!"
[18:28] Happy: Do I recognize the voice?
[18:29] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, you are familar with this voice, it belongs to one of the many crime bosses in Storm Wind Girad, you have had some deals with him…)
[18:30] Happy: Do I know any reason why he'd be angry at me?
[18:30] Shadowcaller: You think you might owe him some money…
[18:31] Shadowcaller: If you replace "some" with "a lot"
[18:33] Happy: That was pretty stupid of me
[18:35] Shadowcaller: You didn't have much of a choice, everything here is controlled by the crime lords in some way. But you are supposed to have a lot more time to collect the money, something must have happend.
[18:37] Happy: I take an arrow in hand, and go to open the door. "And good morning to you too, Girard."
[18:39] Shadowcaller: Girad is there with two of his to you nameless thugs and he dosen't look like he is in a very good mood "Where is the money Karen? You owe me 20 gold."
[18:39] Happy: "I'll have it, by the end of next month, as we agreed."
[18:40] Shadowcaller: "Well, I'm calling it in now, this have changed so get on with it or I have you on the streets at the end of the day."
[18:40] Shadowcaller: *things
[18:42] Happy: "Oh, right, I'll just pull some gold pieces out of my ass then. You know I'm good for it. I've got that job for Lord Dymchurch, and once I deliver the arrows, I'll have the money."
[18:44] Shadowcaller: "Yeah, but I need the money at the end of the day, not the end of the month, you know what happends to those who disobey me Karen…"
[18:46] Happy: "And you know what will happen to you if you hurt Dymchurch's best Fletcher." *glare*
[18:48] Shadowcaller: He glares back, you can almost see how gears turn behind his brown eyes. "Hmph, well since you consider yourself so important, maybe I can suggest another offer?"
[18:48] Happy: "Yeah?"
[18:49] Shadowcaller: "You have been invited to lord Azul's party, right? You seem to be proper enough for such an invitation…" (yeah, you have.)
[18:49] Happy: "So what if I have?"
[18:50] Shadowcaller: "Well, the noble lord have something that I want, tomorrow morning he will be holding a bid over a very special slave I must get my hands on."
[18:51] Shadowcaller: "And I happend to know that he is keeping this slave in his own manor right now."
[18:52] Happy: "So? Bid on the auction then."
[18:53] Shadowcaller: "I need more money or the others will bid over me you drat."
[18:54] Happy: "Oh, so that's what put a bee up your bum. I've got 6 gold on me. You get the rest when we agreed."
[18:55] Shadowcaller: "I need more then that and you know it."
[18:55] Happy: "What I'm missing here is the part where it's my problem."
[18:56] Shadowcaller: "Look here… we can make a deal, if you find out exactly where in the manor this slave is, I'm crossing all your debts."
[18:58] Happy: "I'm supposed to believe that?"
[18:59] Shadowcaller: "You can't tell if I lie?" Girad's face looks perfectly neutral. "This slave is *very* special, more worth then all your debts together."
[19:04] Happy: Karen turns around and walks into the room and sits cross legged on the bed. "Then I need to know how to locate him. Or her."
[19:08] Shadowcaller: Girad steps inside, but his thugs dosen't follow him in, they stand guard at the door. "Dearest Karen." Girad says in a false friendly tone "All I have heard on the streets is that this slave is located somewhere in the manor and that Azul's security isn't all that impressive."
[19:09] Shadowcaller: "But his manor is still huge, so any operation there must be quick."
[19:11] Happy: "And how do I recognize him or her?"
[19:12] Shadowcaller: "Pretty easy, he's a coal man." (black)
[19:13] Happy: "And is he the only slave there?"
[19:14] Shadowcaller: "The only coal man slave as far as I know."
[19:15] Happy: "And what makes him so special?"
[19:15] Shadowcaller: "Thats none of your busniess."
[19:18] Shadowcaller: "Just tell me where he is and everything will work out just fine between us."
[19:20] Happy: Karen takes her arrow and scratches a thin line on her palm, then holds it out to Girard. "Deal."
[19:20] Happy: (holds out her hand to shake, not the arrow)
[19:22] Shadowcaller: Girad grins takes her hand and shakes it, his hand is sweaty.
[19:23] Shadowcaller: "Yes, it is a deal."
[19:24] Shadowcaller: He lets go off her hand as they have shaken the agreement. "So, I leave you alone here to prepare, me and my men will be waiting near the manor. We will find you once you leave it."
[19:25] Happy: "Right."
[19:26] Shadowcaller: Girad chuckles "Great making deals with you, I will eagerly await tonight…" He leaves.
[19:27] Shadowcaller: taking his thugs with him, but dosen't even care to close the door.
[19:28] Happy: Karen gets up and closes the door, then flings herself down on the bed, eyes tightly closed.
[19:29] Shadowcaller: The day passes, maybe a bit too fast for your taste and the evening comes, the party is starting.

[17:11] Shadowcaller: The gates are open as you arrive at Azul's manor. Two guards are checking everyone's invites.
[17:12] Shadowcaller: There is quite the crowd tonight, but Azul appears to have been rather selective about whom he invites. You are a bit suprised you are here yourself actually.
[17:13] Shadowcaller: Entering the dinner room, a huge table have been set up and all the guests are gathering around it.
[17:14] Shadowcaller: No sign of Azul himself thought
[17:16] Shadowcaller: "Oi, who own's me the pleasure madame? I don't belive I have seen you around." A nobleman steps up to you.
[17:16] Shadowcaller: (Plan while I go and eat)
[17:16] Shadowcaller: (brb.)
[17:17] Happy: "Karen Fletcher, Sir." she says.
[17:32] Happy: ..
[17:35] Shadowcaller: (back…)
[17:37] Shadowcaller: "A pleasure to meet you miss." He bows and tries to take your hand and kiss it.
[17:38] Happy: She allows it.
[17:38] Happy: "And you, Sir, if I might be graced with your name."
[17:39] Shadowcaller: "I'm lord ravencrest, Victor Ravencrest. He puts on his most blinding smile.
[17:39] Shadowcaller: *"
[17:40] Shadowcaller: "Shall we sit down? I belive we sit next to each other."
[17:40] Happy: "Lead on," she says with a gracious smile, and puts her arm in his.
[17:40] Happy: Has she heard of him?
[17:42] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, his name is known of, one of the lords of the city, pretty traditional. He is a part of some fundraiser that is started every new year.)
[17:43] Shadowcaller: Victor leads her to their seats, he keeps talking about how the city have lost it's former glory and stuff like that.
[17:44] Shadowcaller: "I can't belive they let those scum rule the streets."
[17:45] Shadowcaller: "The crime lords needs to be dealt with, don't you agree?"
[17:46] Shadowcaller: The dinner have not yet been served.
[17:46] Shadowcaller: Most people are conversating between each other right now.
[17:49] Happy: Karen makes conversation.
[17:50] Shadowcaller: She dose. DInner is served, but there is no signs of Azul.
[17:50] Happy: "Hmm… where is our host, I wonder? I hope nothing is amiss."
[17:52] Shadowcaller: "It is rather odd, yes. But I'm certain that he is just waiting for some dramatic apperance, Azul have a weakness for the theratical."
[17:54] Happy: "Ah. Then I look forward to the show."
[17:55] Shadowcaller: Victor nods and continues talking, sometimes with you and sometimes with the other guests. Will Karen leave the table at some point?
[17:56] Happy: Yes.
[17:57] Shadowcaller: Azul is still not turning up, but it dosen't appear to worry anyone especially much. Some couples leaves to the dance floor.
[17:58] Happy: Karen explores, looking for where the slave might be held.
[18:01] Shadowcaller: Then she needs to leave the dinner room. There are four ways out of it, one that she came from, the exit. One that leads to the privy, where the other two doors go, she dosen't know. Have she been watching any of them?
[18:01] Happy: Of course.
[18:02] Shadowcaller: The door closest to her have been opened a few times, servants and guards have been coming and going.
[18:02] Shadowcaller: The other door, there is a guard standing at.
[18:03] Shadowcaller: A few servants have gone and come by it as well
[18:03] Happy: Her plan was to wander around and if she got caught, claim she was looking for the privy.
[18:03] Shadowcaller: Right, so dose she wander into the first or the second door?
[18:04] Happy: The first.
[18:06] Shadowcaller: As she enters, she can smell food. The door leads into a small corridor, three doors at each side, at the end of it, there is a open door that appears to lead into the kitchen, there is a lot of servants and chefs going around there. They all appear to be quite busy.
[18:08] Happy: The kitchen is no use to her. Do any of the doors look like they might lead to more corridors instead of just rooms?
[18:09] Shadowcaller: (The corridor turns after the kitchen actually.)
[18:09] Shadowcaller: (Forgot to mention that.)
[18:11] Happy: Oh, then she follows the corridor.
[18:13] Shadowcaller: The rest of the corridor is door-less, there is a stair leading upwards in the end of it thought.
[18:14] Happy: She goes up the steps.
[18:16] Shadowcaller: Going up, she enters yet another corridor, this one only have one door where the corridor also ends, it's closed.
[18:16] Happy: She listens at that door.
[18:18] Shadowcaller: Karen hears voices on the other side, sounds like children.
[18:18] Happy: She opens the door.
[18:21] Shadowcaller: Inside are two children playing some type of card game, there is also an old woman that appears that she have fallen asleep in a armchair. The children turns to Karen as she opens the door, looking at her suprised. (None of them are black by the way.)
[18:22] Happy: "Oh! I think I'm lost!" she says, with an embarrassed laugh.
[18:24] Shadowcaller: One of the children (the youngest boy) nods shyly while the other just gives her a glance and then turns back to the game. Neither of them appears to wanting to talk to her.
[18:26] Shadowcaller: *want to talk to her.
[18:26] Shadowcaller: The old woman in the chair is still sleeping.
[18:27] Happy: She leaves then
[18:27] Happy: (I'm fading… any way to speed this up?)
[18:28] Shadowcaller: /Yeah…)
[18:28] Shadowcaller: I guess she goes back to the dinner room?
[18:29] Happy: She's assuming there's some way to get from the part of the castle she's at to the other end of the dinner room without having to go through the dinner room
[18:33] Shadowcaller: Unless she goes back up (as there were a corridor leading away from the childrens room on the other side of it) she can either check the six doors in the first corridor or go throught the kitchen.
[18:34] Happy: she'll continue on past the children's room then
[18:35] Shadowcaller: The children dosen't protest and neither dose the sleeping woman. There are two doors in the next corridor, one of them leads to yet another room and the other leads to a stair going downwards.
[18:37] Happy: She listens at the door to the other room.
[18:37] Shadowcaller: She can't hear anything from it.
[18:39] Happy: She opens the door.
[18:40] Shadowcaller: It's dark inside, from what she can see, the room is dominated by one singel large bed.
[18:41] Happy: Does she hear anyone breathing?
[18:41] Shadowcaller: Not really. The room seems to be completely empty.
[18:42] Happy: No other doors out of it?
[18:42] Shadowcaller: Nope, there is a few windows thought.
[18:43] Happy: She looks out the window then. Maybe she'll be able to see other lit up rooms and have a clue where to go.
[18:45] Murska: (suddenly, zombies!)
[18:45] Shadowcaller: She can see that the room right below her is lit as well as the windows at the other side of the manor. (sort of like this |- )
[18:46] Happy: Okay. She goes down the stairs then.
[18:48] Shadowcaller: It's a staircase, leading straight downwards. It ends off in a corridor, she can see one of the servants leaving the room right below her, closing the door very carefully as if he dosen't want to make a singel sound. You get the feeling he isn't supposed to be here.
[18:50] Happy: She waits until he is gone before she moves on.
[18:50] Shadowcaller: He looks at you paniced and then turns away, walk fast in the other direction.
[18:51] Happy: "Wait" she whispers.
[18:52] Shadowcaller: He stops, but dosen't turn around "Eh, what?" You can hear a suble accent to his voice that he is trying to keep straight.
[18:53] Happy: "I got lost. Is the privy through there?" She points at the door he just came out.
[18:54] Shadowcaller: He slowly turns around, looking a bit less nervous as he faces you again "It's the same way I'm going, back to the dinner hall."
[18:55] Happy: "Then what's in there?"
[18:56] Happy: She sounds like she's just confused rather than curious
[18:57] Shadowcaller: "Err… the masters dressing room…" He glances at the door he just closed which appears to make him a bit more nervous again "And ehm, the guest rooms."
[18:58] Happy: "Oh? Was there a lady in there you were paying a visit to?" she asks, with a suggestive smile.
[19:00] Shadowcaller: "No, no, no… eh, I- I should really be going now. I think I'm needed elsewhere."
[19:01] Shadowcaller: His clothes seems to be a bit different from the other servants you have seen.
[19:02] Happy: She takes care to memorize his appearance.
[19:03] Shadowcaller: He is one of the gypsies, black raven hair and a bit odd looks.
[19:04] Shadowcaller: (Odd dosen't mean ugly thought, just different
. Not that I'm saying this guy is especially handsome, but still.)
[19:04] Shadowcaller: He leaves you alone, quickly walking out-
[19:05] Shadowcaller: You notice that there is no light coming out of the dressing room anymore, there is however light coming from the room next to it.
[19:06] Happy: She listens at the door where there is light.
[19:07] Shadowcaller: She can hear someone restlessly walking around inside the room.
[19:07] Shadowcaller: Also the sound of a chain.
[19:07] Happy: She opens the door.
[19:09] Shadowcaller: There is a candle lit at a workdesk, a coffert and a small bed inside of it, but the first thing she really notice is a black skinned boy in his late teens chained to the wall with a silver chain looking at her.
[19:10] Shadowcaller: "Who in the night are you?" He raises an eyebrow.
[19:10] Happy: "Shhh"
[19:10] Shadowcaller: He goes quiet and looks at her oddly.
[19:10] Happy: She closes the door behind her.
[19:11] Shadowcaller: "Whats this about?" He says with a quiet voice "Are you here to free me?"
[19:14] Happy: "I was sent to find you, but I don't think the man who threatened me means to treat you any better than you're being treated now. Any idea why they think you're so valuable?"
[19:15] Shadowcaller: "I might have an idea…"
[19:15] Shadowcaller: "Why? What do you want then?"
[19:16] Shadowcaller: He makes some type of formal gesture, putting his hands together in a prayer "If you help me, I would be forever in your debt, I do anything."
[19:18] Happy: "If I got caught trying to help a slave escape, I could be hanged." She glances at the chain. "You must be special… that chain must cost a year's wages, if it's solid."
[19:20] Shadowcaller: He follows her glance, looking down on the chain himself "It's the only thing that is preventing me from escaping…"
[19:20] Happy: "Tell me why they want you so bad."
[19:21] Shadowcaller: He sigh "I'm have a special trick you see? Touched by the moon as they say, me and my sister."
[19:22] Shadowcaller: He touches the wall with his hand and it appears to dissapear into it.
[19:24] Shadowcaller: The slave boy quickly withdraws it after a moment and shows her it, his hand looks completely normal (except being black) "See?" He says with a grin.
[19:25] Happy: "Moon touched… I've heard stories of them." she says. "So… if not for that chain, you could walk right out of here?"
[19:26] Shadowcaller: He nods "Mhm, silver seems to stop me from moving as I wish."
[19:29] Happy: "And can you take someone with you?"
[19:31] Shadowcaller: "Yes, at least two other persons…" he quiets as you can hear someone walking in the corridor.
[19:31] Happy: She does so as well, and looks for a place she can hide
[19:32] Shadowcaller: The door opens inwards, so she could stay behind that if it would open.
[19:32] Shadowcaller: Otherwise there aren't many good hiding places inside the room, unless she wishes to hide underneath the bed.
[19:33] Happy: She quietly moves to stand by the door then, in case it opens.
[19:34] Shadowcaller: The steps moves past the door thankfully, she can hear the other door opening.
[19:35] Shadowcaller: It takes a few moments… and then she hear a scream coming from the other room.
[19:36] Happy: Is there any way to block the door of the room she's in?
[19:36] Shadowcaller: She could move the coffert or the bed against it I guess.
[19:36] Shadowcaller: Or the desk.
[19:38] Shadowcaller: The slave looks quite alarmed by the scream.
[19:38] Happy: "How do I get the chain off of you?"
[19:40] Shadowcaller: "I don't know, and moon knows I have tried. You need something really powerful to get the chain off."
[19:40] Shadowcaller: You can hear more footsteps outside.
[19:41] Happy: What is the chain attached to, besides him?
[19:42] Shadowcaller: The wall.
[19:43] Shadowcaller: It looks like his footchain is made to be opened by a key.
[19:50] Happy: She rummages through her bag, and pulls out a few small tools, meant for working arrows. She tries using the awl to pick the lock.
[19:50] Shadowcaller: (Have she blocked the door?)
[19:50] Happy: (yes )
[19:51] Shadowcaller: As she is working, someone tries to open the door. "Hey, whos in there?!"
[19:51] Happy: She doesn't answer.
[19:51] Happy: Does she recognize the voice?
[19:52] Shadowcaller: Nope.
[19:53] Shadowcaller: Eventually, she manages to pick the lock. The person outside still tries to get the door open.
[19:53] Shadowcaller: "Hey, you did it!" The slave yells, forgetting to be quiet for a moment.
[19:55] Happy: "Shhh! Do you want to get us both killed?"
[19:55] Happy: *whispering*
[19:57] Shadowcaller: (What did she block the door with anyway?)
[19:57] Happy: She takes out her knife, a strong hard one, though not very long, and tries to pry the silver link out of the wall. Silver is fairly malleable, though not as soft as gold. It hasn't occurred to her yet that he probably can't carry silver with him.
[19:57] Happy: (Whatever was closest)
[19:58] Shadowcaller: He looks at the door and then at her nervously "Let's get out of here, take my hand." The slave says in a now lower voice. Whoever is outthere have given up for the moment.
[19:59] Happy: "Damn it… this chain is worth good money…"
[19:59] Happy: Is it coming loose at all?
[20:00] Shadowcaller: "Forget the chain, I can't take it with me anyway. You said something about getting hanged? (Yes, she gets of a few chips of silver.)
[20:00] Happy: She curses softly as his words register, gets to her feet, and takes his hand.
[20:02] Shadowcaller: "Hold on…" He runs right into the wall with you (in a comic book it would create the 'glorp' sound effect^^) and you find yourself outside the manor.
[20:02] Happy: Are they in shadows?
[20:03] Shadowcaller: It's pretty dark right now and this is behind the manor, so yeah.
[20:03] Shadowcaller: You are between the wall and the house.
[20:05] Happy: "We can't go anywhere near the entrance… that's where <name>'s thugs were waiting for me. Go that way." She points to wherever she thinks the other side of the wall would be least inhabited.
[20:07] Shadowcaller: The slave nods and you run throught the wall where you pointed, finding yourself on the streets again, you can see a lonely guard with a lantern nearby, but he dosen't appear to have taken any notice of you.
[20:09] Happy: She leads him through the back alleys until she finds somewhere she feels safe to talk
[20:10] Shadowcaller: You find a empty backalley quite some distance away from the manor, closer to your house.
[20:11] Happy: She stops, panting a bit. "I don't even know your name."
[20:12] Shadowcaller: The slave dosen't seems to be that exhuased, he just smiles at her "Arim is my name, my true name. And it's a honor to give it to you."
[20:14] Happy: "Karen. But forget it. I better leave it behind when I leave this place. Call me Nora instead. It was my mother's name."
[20:16] Shadowcaller: Arim makes a short nervous bow "I will remeber it. Where to now?" (She is leaving the city? o.O)
[20:17] Happy: (She's going to have a duke and a crime lord after her… why would she stay?!)
[20:17] Shadowcaller: (I guess…)
[20:21] Happy: "I don't know. I knew I couldn't stay after I started getting threats from <crime lord name>. He wanted me to tell him where you were so he could steal you from the Duke. So either I piss off the crime boss, or I piss off the Duke. Only now I manage to piss off both." She laughs ruefully.
[20:21] Happy: I have a few gold on me, and the tools I could carry easily. I can start over somewhere else."
[20:24] Shadowcaller: "Your a very brave woman to say that, you remind me a bit of my sister… do you wish me to follow you? My life is in your hands right now." Arim closes his eyes and nods.
[20:29] Happy: "Where is your sister?"
[20:30] Shadowcaller: "My father and my sister are far away from here… I'm not sure I can find my way back."
[20:30] Shadowcaller: "Do you know of a place called ashenvale?"
[20:30] Happy: Does she?
[20:31] Shadowcaller: (It's a forest not far from stormwind, maybe a days travel at most.)
[20:33] Happy: "It's not far… maybe a days travel."
[20:34] Shadowcaller: Arim nods quietly and then replies "I understand, but where are you going?"
[20:36] Happy: "I don't know…" Her shoulders slump, and the resolve that's been holding her up this long seems to vanish. "To survive… that's all I know. I just have to survive."
[20:37] Shadowcaller: "I can help! I won't leave you unless you demand it."
[20:39] Happy: "Heh… well lets try and find your family then. I got no hope of finding mine."
[20:40] Shadowcaller: "You are lost as well?"
[20:41] Happy: "My dad left us before I was born. Off to fight demons or something. My mom… she disappeared. I don't know what happened to her. She just never came home one day."
[20:42] Shadowcaller: (Leave to fight demons? *shakes head*)
[20:42] Shadowcaller: (hehe…)
[20:42] Happy: (what? you think she wouldn't have known?)
[20:43] Shadowcaller: (No, I'm just so dissapointed at Derek:P)
[20:43] Happy: (Well, she only got her mother's side of the story.)
[20:45] Shadowcaller: (True enough.) "I- I lost my mother just three years after I was born, then I was taken and lost my father as well." He pauses "I guess we both are looking for something."
[20:49] Happy: "Mostly just looking to survive. If I had been a little older, I would have tried to land a husband. But I was only 15, and looked younger. I managed to get taken in as an apprentice to a fletcher."
[20:51] Happy: She shakes off her reverie. "Follow me. I know a stable with an unused loft. We can hide there for now, until we figure out what to do next."
[20:53] Shadowcaller: Arim looks as he about to say something, but then just nods in agreement "I will follow, you are a most kind woman."
[20:53] Happy: "What were you going to say?"
[20:55] Shadowcaller: "Just how sorry I am, but here you are alive… I hope the rest of your life wasn't as terrible."
[20:56] Happy: "Terrible? You're the one who was chained up." She gives a half smile.
[20:58] Shadowcaller: "It was my own fault, my life have been most happy. If I had only heed my sisters warning, it would still be." He looks down on the ground as in shame.
[20:58] Happy: "Well… maybe you get a chance to tell her she was right someday."
[21:01] Shadowcaller: "I can do many things, but I can't do that. She would make me crawl…"
[21:01] Happy: "And you would be glad to if you saw her again, yes?"
[21:03] Shadowcaller: He chuckles "It would be hard for me to admit, but yes. And I think she would be as well, but she would never show it."
[21:04] Happy: ((does this get you close enough to where you need to be?))
[21:04] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, you can end wherever you like.)
[21:04] Happy: They get to the stable and sleep then.
[21:04] Shadowcaller: They do, and so do you:P
[21:05] Happy: Indeed
[21:05] Shadowcaller: Minus the stable part I hope

[19:30] Murska: Derek wakes up pretty early.
[19:30] Shadowcaller: Luna as well.
[19:31] General Shrimp: Hector…doesn't. He's still snoring away.
[19:31] Happy: How common are black people in this area?
[19:31] Shadowcaller: (Not very.)
[19:32] Murska: Derek gets equipped. 'Anyone want me to bring them breakfast?'
[19:32] Elly: Wren wakes when the others get out of bed, and noticing that Hector is the only one still asleep, she kicks him, gently, in the shin. ( >.> )
[19:33] Shadowcaller: "What type of food do they eat here?" Luna asks with a suspicious tone.
[19:33] Murska: 'I'd assume nothing that we'd consider edible.'
[19:33] General Shrimp: "Zzz-whuh? Ow! Hey!" Kicking him in the shin wakes him up sharpish. He grins and tries to pull Wren over towards him, "Now that wasn't very nice!"
[19:33] Elly: She rolls out of bed, instead. "Come on… we're appearntly going… somewhere?"
[19:34] Murska: 'Well, we are at least. Don't know if you want to come.'
[19:34] Shadowcaller: "Come on, they can't actaully want to stay here in the prison."
[19:34] General Shrimp: Hector shrugs and follows (and will continue to just follow along as I have to go)
[19:35] *** General *grumble* Shrimp has left the conversation.
[19:35] Shadowcaller: (Right he is.)
[19:35] Shadowcaller: So you leave the inn then?
[19:36] Murska: Yes.
[19:36] Murska: I do not intend to spend the rest of my days there.
[19:37] Shadowcaller: So you walk around the streets, there are a unusual lot of people on the streets today, there is a lot of commotion.
[19:38] Shadowcaller: Some of the crowd appears to be directly hostile towards something.
[19:40] Shadowcaller: You can see a group of people gathered around something, there are hateful words flying around along, most of them directed towards gypsies.
[19:40] Shadowcaller: The crowd appears to be even thicker as you reach the slave auction.
[19:41] Murska: Derek makes the group walk faster, looking around to see any obvious reason.
[19:41] Elly: Aaand… Wren is going to keep her hood up, trying to pull it up more, and staying close behind Derek.
[19:42] Shadowcaller: There isn't any real obvious reason for all this hate, not from what you can see at least.
[19:43] Shadowcaller: The auction itself is stragely empty thought, you can't see any slaves, nor any masters.
[19:44] Shadowcaller: Just a angry crowd.
[19:44] Murska: 'Wonder what the hell's happened. Let's not head into the crowd.'
[19:45] Shadowcaller: "I don't like this…" Luna says in a very low voice.
[19:46] Elly: "Me niether… Come on, let's go around…"
[19:46] Shadowcaller: You go around then, the crowd is lighter here.
[19:48] Shadowcaller: You notice how a lot of guards are being mobilized to keep the mobs under check.
[19:48] Murska: Derek finds someone who doesn't look too angry and taps on his or her shoulder. 'What's going on here?'
[19:49] Shadowcaller: The old woman shocks a bit as you tap her shoulder "Some lord got himself killed by one of those gypsies from what I have heard."
[19:50] Murska: 'Right, so what's with all the mobs?'
[19:51] Shadowcaller: "A lot of public, people dosen't care when some beggar is murdered, but when a lord…"
[19:52] Shadowcaller: "This is just the spark."
[19:52] Shadowcaller: "I would go to your homes if I were you."
[19:52] Murska: 'Maybe that's a good idea.'
[19:53] Murska: Derek turns to the others. 'It seems there's gonna be rioting. We might want to leave the city for now.'
[19:53] Elly: "No kidding. I'd probably one of the ones strung up…"
[19:54] Shadowcaller: Luna just nods, looking quite numb.
[19:57] Murska: Derek leads them towards the gates instead then, taking routes without huge mobs.
[19:57] Murska: Yay for knowing the city
[19:57] Shadowcaller: (Indeed >.>)
[20:00] Shadowcaller: The guards dosen't take much notice of you as you leave the city behind.
[20:01] Murska: 'Right, so what next?'
[20:02] Shadowcaller: (Sec.)
[20:03] Shadowcaller: There are more people leaving the city the same time as you, "Wait…" Luna suddenly says "I think I saw something."
[20:04] Murska: 'What?'
[20:05] Shadowcaller: "There." She points towards the main crowd of people that still is making it's way out of the city, you notice two hooded figures moving among them, they stand out a bit.
[20:07] Murska: 'What of them?'
[20:08] Shadowcaller: "See how the one to the left moves? He's not from the city…" Luna starts to move closer to the crowd-
[20:08] Murska: 'Hey, wait. There's plenty of people not from the city…' Derek goes after her.
[20:09] Shadowcaller: "He's a hunter Derek."
[20:09] Murska: 'Plenty of those aswell. But nothing better to do if you want to follow them a bit. Don't get into the crowd.'
[20:10] Shadowcaller: Luna stops and sigh "I guess I get too excited for nothing…"
[20:11] Murska: I guess they look where the hooded figures are going and follow them.
[20:13] Shadowcaller: One of the figures looks back at you and stops.
[20:14] Shadowcaller: They start to move out of the crowd.
[20:15] Murska: 'Want to go chat?'
[20:15] Shadowcaller: "Would you? Maybe I just saw wrong…"
[20:16] Murska: 'Why not.' He heads towards them.
[20:18] Shadowcaller: (Not sure what Weren and Hector do during this.. >.>)
[20:19] Happy: The hooded woman stands close to the man, gripping her knife tightly.
[20:20] Murska: 'Hey.' Derek waves, getting curious himself.
[20:21] Elly: Wren's sticking near Derek. …well, behind him to be exact.
[20:21] Shadowcaller: (Behind every great man is a woman:P)
[20:21] Elly: ( Behind every meatshield… …ohwait.)

[19:58] Shadowcaller: Where exactly is Karen and Arim?
[19:59] Happy: a stable somewhere in the city. She'd have tried to get hold of hoods for the two of them to try and make it out of the city unnoticed
[20:00] Shadowcaller: I guess she have succeded, for plot:P
[20:00] Happy: heh
[20:00] Happy: well i'm sure she already owns one for herself, for protection from weather
[20:01] Shadowcaller: Mhm, maybe she leaves just after them… or is nearby? Luna would know her brother.
[20:02] Happy: They would be holding hands, trying to make it through the crowd unnoticed.
[20:09] Happy: do we notice we're being followed?
[20:10] Shadowcaller: Would you?
[20:11] Happy: I guess Karen wouldn't, unless they were being obvious about it
[20:11] Shadowcaller: Arim might recognize his sisters voice.
[20:12] Shadowcaller: Arim stops as they are just outside the city, glancing back a bit.
[20:12] Happy: "What is it?"
[20:13] Shadowcaller: "I think… can we stop here a moment? I just think I heard something."
[20:13] Happy: She looks around to see if there's somewhere they can be unseen.
[20:14] Happy: "Are we being followed?" She grips her knife, having had to leave her arrows behind.
[20:14] Shadowcaller: Arim is taller then her and can see beyond most of the crowd.
[20:15] Shadowcaller: "I don't know, I just think I heard my sisters voice."
[20:16] Shadowcaller: (you are leaving the crowd right?)
[20:16] Happy: yes
[20:17] Happy: ".. your sister?" O.o
[20:17] Shadowcaller: You notice how a middle aged man, a warrior from the looks of him, is heading towards you, behind him is a hooden younger woman in a leather armor.
[20:18] Shadowcaller: You can also see another hooded woman and a younger warrior standing nearby, they seem to be a part of the group as well.

[20:22] Happy: "Is it her?" Nora whispers to Arim.
[20:23] Shadowcaller: Arim nods, "I-it's her, by the moon, this is going to be awkward…" He whispers back.
[20:23] Murska: Derek walks closer. 'Hey, you two.'
[20:24] Happy: Nora is looking at Luna.
[20:26] Shadowcaller: She is looking at Arim "Brother…" She walks to him and puts her hand on his shoulder, Arim appears very nervous. Luna glances back to Derek "We are going to walk over there, give us a moment."
[20:26] * ku.oc.liamtoh|pmirhslrng#ku.oc.liamtoh|pmirhslrng (General *grumble* Shrimp) has joined the conversation.
[20:26] Shadowcaller: (Hello.)
[20:26] Murska: 'So it is him? Lucky, lucky…'
[20:26] General Shrimp: (Any chance of a summary of events…or something?)
[20:27] Happy: (when leaving the city, Luna found her brother)
[20:27] Happy: (the end)
[20:27] Shadowcaller: Arim let's go of Karen's/Nora's hand and follow his sister some distance away from the group, they look each other for a while, talking in very low voices in a language you can't understand.
[20:28] Happy: "Well don't draw attention to him." Nora hisses.
[20:29] Murska: 'Why so?'
[20:29] Shadowcaller: (Wern and Hector are right by >.>)
[20:30] General Shrimp: Okay…um…Hector just stands by Wren and looks confused.
[20:30] Shadowcaller: (Yay! Confusion!)
[20:31] Happy: The girl is in her late teens, gripping a knife tightly, but holding it so that her skirt obscures it. "Because there are people after him… or are you those people?"
[20:32] Murska: 'Well, we are looking for him. And so are a bunch of demons. You got something to do with the commotion or why are other people after him?'
[20:33] *
General *grumble* Shrimp has left the conversation.
[20:33] Happy: "Well you can't have him," Nora says defiantly.
[20:34] Murska: 'Better us than demons.'
[20:34] * ku.oc.liamtoh|pmirhslrng#ku.oc.liamtoh|pmirhslrng (General *grumble* Shrimp) has joined the conversation.
[20:34] Elly: ( >.> )
[20:34] Murska: Derek is looking at her oddly.
[20:35] General Shrimp: (Bloody msn!)
[20:35] Happy: "Pfft. Demons. Better demons than slavers."
[20:36] Murska: 'Not really…' He reaches for her hood. 'Who are you?'
[20:36] Elly: "You say that now…" Wren murmurs quietly, then looks away, and goes back to being quiet, hiding behind Derek, before shuffling back to stand near Hecotr.
[20:36] Elly: *Hector
[20:37] General Shrimp: Hector smiles at Wren and tries to gently put an arm round her, "Hey. You okay?"
[20:38] Shadowcaller: (Also, there were racial riots in the city, a noble man had been murdered by a gypsie…)
[20:38] Happy: She flinches. "Nora."
[20:39] General Shrimp: (Oh, I see. *is still basically clueless since no one has explained where Happy's character has come from.* :P)
[20:39] Murska: He pulls back her hood and stares. 'Nora…?'
[20:39] Happy: (She was travelling with Luna's brother.)
[20:39] General Shrimp: (Thankyou!)
[20:41] Happy: She jerks back, holding her knife in front of her. "What do you want?"
[20:41] Shadowcaller: (If anyone is listening, it sounds like Luna is pretty harsh against her brother.)
[20:41] Murska: Derek doesn't respond. He looks pretty shocked.
[20:41] General Shrimp: Hector can't help but chuckle. "Well done, Derek" he mutters quietly to himself.
[20:43] Happy: Nora spins around, picks up her skirts, and runs.
[20:44] Murska: 'Hey, wait…'
[20:44] Murska: Derek reaches after her but doesn't move.
[20:44] Happy: She's fleeing for her life…
[20:45] Shadowcaller: Arim notices this, glances at his sister a moment and then runs after her.
[20:45] Shadowcaller: Luna curses in another language but dosen't follow her brother.
[20:45] Elly: "You're just so subtle." Wren grins at Derek's back.
[20:45] Shadowcaller: (it sounds like a curse at least.)
[20:46] General Shrimp: "I'm not running after her, how about you, Wren?"
[20:46] Happy: Arim can probably catch her.
[20:46] Happy: stupid skirts
[20:47] Elly: "…no. There's no need to scare her more."
[20:47] Murska: Derek still isn't reacting to anything.
[20:47] General Shrimp: "Well, looks like you're on your own if you're going after her, Derek."
[20:48] Shadowcaller: Arim will not try to stop her, he will run until she stops.
[20:49] Murska: 'What the hell…'
[20:49] Happy: She'll stop when she realizes he's the only one chasing her.
[20:49] Murska: Derek shakes his head.
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "Are you okay Karen?" He asks worried. "What did that dog do to you?"
[20:52] General Shrimp: "You know what? You two stay here. I'm going to walk after them, without weapons." Hector puts his bow, quiver, and knife down, and starts walking in the direction they went.
[20:53] Shadowcaller: Luna shrugs at Hectors decision and walks back to Derek, still mumbeling something in another language "Well, apperently she saved his life so now he's 'bound' to her."
[20:53] Happy: "Nothing… he seemed to recognize me. I thought he was one of the crime boss's people."
[20:53] Shadowcaller: (Derek and Wren I guess?)
[20:54] Shadowcaller: "I wonder what my sister was doing with him… she claims he's a Ithari, a demon hunter."
[20:55] General Shrimp: Since I don't know how far Nora and Arim ran, I'm just going to say that they'll probably see Hector walking after them a fair distance away.
[20:55] Happy: "He wasn't trying to enslave her?"
[20:55] Shadowcaller: Arim and Nora/Karen should notice Hector coming after them, slowly and without any visible weapons that he had last time they saw him.
[20:56] Shadowcaller: "No, he would a lot of more chains to keep my sister with him…"
[20:57] Shadowcaller: Arim glances as Hector as he walks up, standing protectivly near Nora/Karen.
[20:57] Happy: "The way he looked at me though… you think they're safe?"
[20:58] General Shrimp: Hector stops a short distance away, "Are you okay?" Well…it was a bit odd seeing her take off like that.
[20:59] Shadowcaller: "She seemed safe…" He replies in a low voice to Nora/Karen as he stands facing Hector.
[21:00] Shadowcaller: "Who are you? Why did you follow us?"
[21:01] Murska: 'I guess we should go after your brother.'
[21:01] Shadowcaller: Luna sigh "He won't run far, I'm going to drag him back to ashenvale myself if I have to."
[21:01] General Shrimp: "My name is Hector, I followed you because…well…this isn't the first time that Derek has made an arse of himself, trying to talk to people. I was a little worried."
[21:02] Shadowcaller: Arim glances at Karen/Nora "What did he say?"
[21:03] Happy: "It wasn't what he said, it was the way he looked at me. I thought Girad had sent him."
[21:04] Murska: Derek gathers Hector's weapons and hands them towards Wren. 'You bring these, please.'
[21:04] General Shrimp: "Ah…Um, well, he wasn't sent by Girad. He's one of the Ithari people."
[21:06] Elly: Wren takes the weapons, awkwardly, and follows along with Derek.
[21:07] Shadowcaller: Luna calmly walks after Wren and Derek.
[21:07] Happy: "Okay… I guess we'd better find a safe place to talk," she says. "Not right outside the city gates."
[21:09] General Shrimp: "That'd be a good idea. Do you know a suitable location? I've never been to this city before, and I doubt Derek will know anywhere. I'm sorry about…whatever he did to make you run off."
[21:10] Happy: Nora has pulled up her hood again by this time.
[21:10] *
Elly has left the conversation.
[21:12] Murska: And Derek, Luna and Wren head towards them.
[21:13] Happy: "This way then," Nora says, putting on an air of confidence. She leads them off the road, along a little used path to a house that was gutted by a fire. Looks like it happened several years ago. There's no roof, but the stone walls are still standing.
[21:14] General Shrimp: Hector nods and follows.
[21:14] Shadowcaller: Everyone follows, Luna is keeping herself from the others for some reason thought.
[21:14] Murska: So did the three see where the others are going?
[21:15] Shadowcaller: Yes
[21:15] Happy: Yes, the intention was to lead the whole party off the main road.
[21:15] Murska: All right.
[21:16] Happy: Once they are within the walls, Nora drops her hood again. "You. Talk." she says, pointing to Derek.
[21:17] Murska: 'Sorry, you look like… someone.'
[21:17] Happy: "Not good enough."
[21:18] Murska: 'Whatever. Anyway, we're here to tell Luna's brother that he's being hunted by a Demon Sultan and that we're trying to kill said demon if he's interested.'
[21:19] Shadowcaller: Arim nods "I know… but I must go with Nora."
[21:19] Murska: 'Even the name…'
[21:20] Happy: Nora steps up closer to Derek, poking him in the chest with her pointer finger. "I want answers, and I want them now."
[21:20] Murska: 'About what?'
[21:20] Shadowcaller: (The finger of pointiness!)
[21:22] Happy: "What do you want with me?"
[21:22] Murska: 'Do you have a power?'
[21:22] Happy: "Like I would tell you."
[21:23] Murska: 'If you do, you get the same message. If not, nothing.'
[21:26] Happy: Nora gives up and sits down next to Arim.
[21:28] Shadowcaller: "Then you can leave, you just upset her." Arim says to Derek.
[21:28] Murska: 'All right.' He turns and leaves the house.
[21:29] General Shrimp: Hector lets out a long, frustrated sigh. "See what I mean? He's a nightmare…"
[21:29] Shadowcaller: Luna stops Derek, "We are not leaving until my brother is safetly back in ashenvale again." (Only yo Derek.)
[21:29] Shadowcaller: *to
[21:29] Murska: 'Then you have to convince… Nora. I can't stay, I'm sorry.'
[21:30] Shadowcaller: Arim to Hector: "Why are you even following him?"
[21:30] Murska: Derek steps by Luna and walks away.
[21:31] General Shrimp: "Because I, like him, have a fragment of the demon sultan's powers. As unpleasant as his company is, the only real way we have a chance of dealing with the demons is working together, even if that means having to put up with Derek."
[21:32] Shadowcaller: "Derek…" She glances at Arim, that looks back at her and then she runs after Derek.
[21:33] Happy: "If you want to go to Ashenvale, that's fine," Nora says to Arim.
[21:33] Shadowcaller: "I must protect you Nora, I can't leave you."
[21:34] Happy: "Is he really an Ithari?"
[21:34] Murska: Luna catches Derek soon enough.
[21:35] General Shrimp: "Yes, amazing isn't it? But, he was at their headquarters and all, he's definitely one of them. All I would say is that, if you don't want to talk to him, he won't try to talk to you, it's pretty easy to ignore him."
[21:35] Shadowcaller: "Whats wrong Derek? Your not acting like yourself." She sounds a bit worried.
[21:35] Murska: 'I just have to calm down…'
[21:36] General Shrimp: (Great…I gots to go again. Family new year's celebrations and all that…)
[21:36] General Shrimp: (Later, folks.)
[21:36] *** General *grumble* Shrimp has left the conversation.
[21:36] Shadowcaller: (And we were three >.>)
[21:37] Shadowcaller: (My family don't even have any 'real' new years celebrations.)
[21:38] Shadowcaller: Luna looks directly into Derek's eyes "Is it the girl?"
[21:39] Murska: 'She looks like someone from my past. It was a bit sudden.'
[21:39] Happy: "I can go to Ashenvale with you," she says to Arim.
[21:40] Shadowcaller: Arim nods "If you wish to go there Nora, I will follow."
[21:41] Murska: Am going outside.
[21:41] Happy: "There isn't anywhere I wish to go."
[21:41] Murska: Later
[21:41] Shadowcaller: (Right, see you.)
[21:41] Happy: bai Murska
[21:42] Shadowcaller: "Ashenvale is a forest Nora, it's very different from a city…"
[21:43] Happy: Is Wren near enough to hear them talk?
[21:44] Shadowcaller: (What differance would it make? >.>)
[21:44] Happy: (She doesn't know Wren, so there are things she wouldn't say.)
[21:44] Shadowcaller: (I guess she isn't then.)
[21:46] Happy: "I told you my father left to fight demons before I was born," she says in a quiet voice.
[21:47] Shadowcaller: "Yes… you did." Arim replies slowly, trying to gather his throughts.
[21:47] Happy: "His name was Derek."
[21:49] Shadowcaller: He looks at her a moment, looking confused "You don't think he…"
[21:50] Happy: She shakes her head. "No. I think it's a setup of some kind."
[21:51] Shadowcaller: "A setup?"
[21:51] Shadowcaller: He suddenly looks suspiciously around them.
[21:53] Happy: "I don't know. It doesn't make sense. But you found your sister." She smiles and squeezes his hand.
[21:54] Shadowcaller: Arim smiles nervously and sounds equally as nervous "I did… she isn't very happy with me I'm a afraid."
[21:54] Happy: "Hmph. She ought to be glad you're alive."
[21:55] Shadowcaller: He sigh "She is, she just have a strange way of showing it."
[21:56] Happy: "You shouldn't let her boss you around.
[21:56] Happy: "
[21:59] Shadowcaller: "She's my big sister, I should listen to her."
[21:59] Happy: "Not if she bullies you."
[22:05] Shadowcaller: "I have learned to deal with it… really, she's just… very caring." He replies a bit awkwardly.
[22:06] Shadowcaller: (Back Murska?)
[22:06] Happy: "Do you want to go to Ashenvale with her? We can go somewhere else."
[22:07] Shadowcaller: "I go wherever you like Nora, you decide where we are going."
[22:11] Happy: "Do you know what they are talking about? A demon sultan?"
[22:14] Shadowcaller: Arim shakes his head "Not at all, some Ithari thing I suppose… I don't know."
[22:17] Shadowcaller: "What do you think? A part of this setup?"
[22:18] Happy: "Would your sister do anything to harm you?"
[22:19] Shadowcaller: "Never, she have no part in this."
[22:19] Happy: "Then we talk to her first."
[22:21] Shadowcaller: Arim grins nervously "Eh, sure… just tell her who you are first." (And I guess we need to wait for Murska here.)
[22:26] Shadowcaller: Give the dog vallium now
[22:26] Happy: okay
[22:36] Shadowcaller: …
[22:39] Happy: whatcha doin?
[22:39] Shadowcaller: Eh, nothing much really, Waiting for Mursks and the others to return
[22:40] Shadowcaller: *Murska
[22:41] Shadowcaller: 19 minutes to the new year…
[22:42] Murska: Ohais.
[22:47] Happy: so… continue?
[22:48] Shadowcaller: Yeah, after new year:P
[22:48] Murska: It is new year.
[22:48] Shadowcaller: Well, the new year here
[22:48] Murska: It's gonna take 365 days or something for it to end
[22:49] Shadowcaller: Aegnor säger:
'She looks like someone from my past. It was a bit sudden.'

[22:50] Shadowcaller: "Are you going to be okay then? Must have been someone quite important…"
[22:50] Murska: 'I'll be fine.'
[22:51] Shadowcaller: "Good to hear, shall we join the others then?"
[22:51] Murska: 'All right.'
[22:51] Shadowcaller: As you and Luna are starting to walk back, you see Arim and Nora approching you.
[22:52] Shadowcaller: Arim glances at Luna nervously "Sister… Nora wants to talk to you."
[22:53] Shadowcaller: Luna tilts her head and looks oddly at her brother "Why?"
[22:54] Happy: "You want to travel to Ashenvale, right?"
[22:54] Shadowcaller: (And I need to celebrate new years, e back in about 15 minutes.)
[23:04] Happy: …
[23:04] Shadowcaller: (back.)
[23:04] Happy: so… how is it in the future?
[23:04] Happy: do you have flying cars?
[23:05] Shadowcaller: (Murska is further into the future then I am, ask him.)
[23:05] Shadowcaller: (Stupid flying cars…)
[23:05] Happy: (fireworks starting early)
[23:05] Shadowcaller: (Can imagine so…)
[23:06] Murska: they start at 6pm
[23:07] Shadowcaller: (You live in a larger city.) "I want my brother to go to ashenvale, our father is sick with worry."
[23:07] Happy: "Then we need to talk."
[23:07] Shadowcaller: Arim moves a bit uncomfortable.
[23:08] Shadowcaller: "Speak then."
[23:08] Shadowcaller: "I'm all ears."
[23:09] Happy: Her eyes flicker to Derek, possibly too quickly to be noticed. "Just you," she says to Luna.
[23:10] Shadowcaller: "Fine." Luna walks away a bit from Arim that stays with Derek. he dosen't look at him thought.
[23:10] Happy: Nora goes with Luna.
[23:11] Happy: When they are far enough away not to be overheard. "How well do you know the demon hunter?"
[23:12] Shadowcaller: "Meet him and those companions of his a few days ago, my question now. Why did you save my brother?"
[23:12] Shadowcaller: Luna have her arms crossed over her chest.
[23:13] Happy: "You rather I hadn't?"
[23:14] Shadowcaller: "I'm grateful Nora, I really am, but is it so suprising that I want to know your intentions?"
[23:15] Happy: "I don't hold with slavers."
[23:17] Shadowcaller: "But why were you there in the first place? Look, I care a great deal of my brother and I like to know what what motivates his savior.. please?"
[23:20] Happy: "I was in trouble. So was he. It seemed a good fit."
[23:21] Happy: She glances towards Derek again. "Is he really a demon hunter?"
[23:22] Shadowcaller: Luna sigh, and glances down on he ground for a moment and then meets Nora's eyes once again "As far as I can tell, he's a demon hunter."
[23:22] Happy: "Has he given you any other name?"
[23:23] Shadowcaller: "Other name?"
[23:24] Happy: "Besides Derek?"
[23:25] Shadowcaller: Luna shakes her head "No, he seems to be like most people here, so I guess thats his true name. My question, why are you asking this?"
[23:28] Happy: "I need to know if he is who he says he is."
[23:29] * moc.liamtoh|a-ruohhtnevele#moc.liamtoh|a-ruohhtnevele (Elly) has joined the conversation.
[23:29] Shadowcaller: (Hi >.>)
[23:30] Shadowcaller: "Any special reason for that?"
[23:33] Happy: "Not something I want to share."
[23:36] Shadowcaller: Luna dosen't appear to react to this, "Okay, your question."
[23:37] Happy: "Do you trust him?"
[23:38] Shadowcaller: "As much as I trust any of those I consider friend if that means anything. I dare to sleep in the same house as him."
[23:39] Shadowcaller: "I consider that a sign of trust, don't you?"
[23:40] Happy: "Heh. And would you trust your brother to sleep in the same house as him?"
[23:41] Shadowcaller: Luna glances at Derek and Arim, looks back at Nora and shrugs "I think I would."
[23:42] Happy: "And you're travelling with him to Ashenvale and you want your brother to go with you?"
[23:44] Shadowcaller: "I'm traveling with Derek right now, seeing where this leads. But first I'm going to take back my bother, thats correct. My question, Derek said you reminded him of someone, do you know anything about that?"
[23:45] Happy: For a second, she gets a deer in the headlights look, but then she recovers. "I got a lot of cousins in the city. Maybe he knows one of them." /lie
[23:46] Shadowcaller: Luna eyes her closely "Right…" It dosen't sound like she really trust her.
[23:48] Shadowcaller: "You asked twice, so why were you in the manor?"
[23:49] *
ku.oc.liamtoh|pmirhslrng#ku.oc.liamtoh|pmirhslrng (General *grumble* Shrimp) has joined the conversation.
[23:50] Shadowcaller: (Hi.)
[23:50] General Shrimp: (Good evening)
[23:50] Shadowcaller: (10 minutes to new year in england!)
[23:50] General Shrimp: (Indeed…)
[23:51] Happy: "A man with a lot of power in the city wanted your brother. He threatened me and ordered me to find him."
[23:51] Shadowcaller: "And I think I can figure out tge rest on my own… so your turn."
[23:51] Shadowcaller: *the
[23:54] Shadowcaller: (How is that new year? Lots of fireworks?)
[23:54] Happy: still six minutes away according to my puter's clock
[23:55] General Shrimp: 5 minutes and counting…
[23:55] Happy: "No other questions."
[23:56] Shadowcaller: "So your willing to go back now?"
[23:56] Happy: She shrugs. "I can't go back to the city."
[23:57] Shadowcaller: "I meant to the others."
[23:57] Happy: "Sure."
[23:57] Shadowcaller: (Hector and Wren are still near Derek and Arim I guess.)
[23:58] Shadowcaller: Luna goes back to Derek and Arim without a word.
[23:58] Happy: As does Nora.
[23:59] General Shrimp: 1 minute…
[23:59] Murska: 'All right, what're we gonna do now?'
[00:00] General Shrimp: Happy New Year, England!
[00:00] Shadowcaller: (yay!)
[00:00] General Shrimp: And now to continue with life exactly as it was.
[00:01] Shadowcaller: (Exactly.)
[00:03] Happy: "What's this about a demon sultan?"
[00:03] Shadowcaller: Luna looks at Arim that smiles nervously at her "First of all, he's going home."
[00:04] Murska: 'Demons, trying to kill people with powers. It's rather simple.'
[00:04] *** Elly has left the conversation.
[00:04] Happy: "The demons are after the moon touched?"
[00:05] Murska: 'All of the Children, yes.'
[00:05] Shadowcaller: Luna glances at Arim again "Err… yeah, I gave her that name."
[00:07] Happy: "The children? What children?"
[00:08] Happy: (skip through exposition stuff? Or rp it out?)
[00:08] Murska: 'People with powers, didn't I just tell you.'
[00:08] Murska: 'Like all of us here except you.'
[00:08] Murska: 'Or do you have a power?'
[00:10] Happy: "I don't have any powers."
[00:10] Murska: 'Good then. You'd best not hang around with anyone who does.'
[00:11] Happy: She looks at Arim, then down. "Oh."
[00:11] General Shrimp: "That seems a bit unfair."
[00:12] Shadowcaller: "I can't leave her." Arim replies
[00:12] Murska: 'Even if your presence will draw demons to her?'
[00:13] General Shrimp: "If she is willing to risk having to fight off demons then she should be allowed to come with us."
[00:14] Murska: 'Eh, I'm fine with an army coming along with us if they for whatever reason wish to give us one. But I don't want to cause additional civilian casualties, so it's best if all the demons are drawn to us, not children who live alone and unknowing in the middle of cities or such.'
[00:15] Happy: "If I'm caught in the city, I'll be hanged."
[00:16] Murska: 'Well what have you gotten yourself into then? I suggest moving to another city. Go to Denerim and tell the HQ I sent you and they should give you a little help.'
[00:17] Happy: "… yeah…" *skeptical voice*
[00:18] Murska: 'Well I doubt they'll have much to give you, true. But at least you'll be alive.'
[00:19] Happy: "Assuming I could make it there alive before Girad or Azul has me hunted down."
[00:21] Murska: 'Who the hell are they? And why do they matter?'
[00:23] Happy: "Because they wanted /him/," she says, pointing at Arim. "I never been threatened by a demon, but I've been threatened plenty by Girad."
[00:24] Murska: 'Everyone wants him. So why would they hunt down you?'
[00:25] Happy: "Because helping a slave escape is a crime."
[00:26] Murska: 'So why let yourself get caught?'
[00:26] Happy: "I won't, if I can help it."
[00:27] Murska: He sighs. 'All right, once we're done here we'll escort you to Denerim. Is that fine?'
[00:28] Shadowcaller: "I thought we already were done?" Luna says.
[00:28] Murska: 'Don't you want us to return your brother?'
[00:30] Shadowcaller: "I guess he needs a escort now…" Luna glances at him yet again "Since he have proven he can't go outside the forest alone."
[00:30] Murska: 'And since he'll probably be killed if our enemy finds out where he is.'
[00:32] Shadowcaller: "And that… right now it seems like the demons only have visited you thought."
[00:33] Murska: 'A refreshing change.'
[00:33] Happy: Nora stays close to Arim.
[00:34] Shadowcaller: Arim makes sure everyone stays at a distance from her.
[00:36] Shadowcaller: It's at this time, Derek's silver starts to glow…
[00:36] Murska: 'Oh shit.'
[00:36] Murska: 'Let's get out of here, fast.'
[00:36] Murska: He draws his sword.
[00:37] Shadowcaller: Luna backs away looking at her brother, "Run!"
[00:38] Happy: Nora fumbles for her knife, looking around wildly.
[00:38] Shadowcaller: Derek can see a familar (at least to Hector and Wren) man in a dark cloak hood approach them in the distance.
[00:38] Shadowcaller: *familiar
[00:39] Shadowcaller: The rest of the group would soon notice him as well, it's starting to get dark by the way.
[00:39] Shadowcaller: (or not.)
[00:39] Shadowcaller: (Since it's still morning:P)
[00:40] Murska: Derek turns and walks towards the man. 'Stop.'
[00:41] Shadowcaller: "Ah, there you are… finally. Your Derek right? Pegrim." He reaches out his hand for Derek to shake it.
[00:41] Shadowcaller: Luna is no where to be seen.
[00:42] Murska: He doesn't take it and steps back. Is the glow getting worse?
[00:42] Shadowcaller: Yeah.
[00:42] Shadowcaller: (Or not when he steps back.)
[00:42] Murska: He looks around for anything/one else
[00:43] Shadowcaller: Pegrim laughs "Is that a way to greet your helper?" (Derek can't see anything else except the road in the distance and a few people going by it.)
[00:43] Murska: 'What are you?'
[00:44] Shadowcaller: "Pegrim as I said, didn't you hear?" The man smiles.
[00:44] Happy: Where is Arim?
[00:44] Murska: 'I said 'what'.'
[00:44] Shadowcaller: He is right by Nora.
[00:45] Shadowcaller: Placing himself between Pegrim and her. (not that they are that close to each other.)
[00:45] Happy: "Who is that?" she whispers to him.
[00:46] Shadowcaller: "I don't know…" He whispers back, watching the man's every move.
[00:47] Shadowcaller: Pegrim sigh "Is that all you hunters ask? Like my type would matter, but yes, I am a demon. Are you going to attack me now?"
[00:49] Murska: Derek grips his sword with one hand and raises it in front of him.
[00:49] Murska: 'What are you doing here?'
[00:49] Shadowcaller: "I am trying to help you Derek and all your little friends here."
[00:50] Murska: 'How?'
[00:50] Shadowcaller: "In a lot of ways you might not be fully aware of, but right now I'm here to provide information."
[00:51] Murska: 'Like we'd trust you.'
[00:51] Happy: Nora has gotten hold of her knife by now, and is holding it tightly, wishing she had a bow instead.
[00:51] Shadowcaller: "You should really, but maybe I should explain why I am helping you?"
[00:52] Shadowcaller: "I work for the demon sultan Sulfron, an rival to Onyx. Is that enough?"
[00:53] Murska: 'What is it then?'
[00:55] Shadowcaller: "Well, first of all, Jillian Neverath, empress of Ruthan is dead, but nearly no one know of this since she have been replaced by an angel. An angel that would be very intrested in helping you."
[00:55] Shadowcaller: (Angel=Dragon.)
[00:56] Murska: (Wasn't she one of the Children?)
[00:56] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, Jillian was one of the children.)
[00:56] Murska: 'And her power?'
[00:56] Shadowcaller: (She was killed by wolfy:P)
[00:57] Shadowcaller: "They went to the child my rival is using."
[00:57] Murska: 'Hm. Who's that?'
[00:59] Shadowcaller: "The deciver demon that is hunting you, going by the name Maelstrus in this world. Better then his last name…"
[01:00] Shadowcaller: "Oh, and if your asking who the child is, it's a little girl that he have turned into a nearly a full demon."
[01:01] Shadowcaller: "You won't find her on the list, she was the child of Mat Ironheart."
[01:02] Shadowcaller: (A crossed off name on the list.)
[01:02] Murska: 'What powers do they have?'
[01:03] Shadowcaller: "Maelstrus prime ability is his shapeshifting, the rest of his abilities are now forgotten. Except that desruction trick I teached him."
[01:04] Shadowcaller: "If he touches your skin, he will kill you."
[01:05] Shadowcaller: "Then he have other abilities that he no longer can remember thankfully."
[01:05] Murska: 'Hm. Anything else?'
[01:07] Shadowcaller: "The girl… she can resist magic, scry you if she wish, control fire, turn invisible…" Pegrim smiles "A real sweetheart."
[01:07] Shadowcaller: "Oh and I'm not done yet."
[01:07] Murska: He sheathes his sword but moves his other hand to the hidden crossbow. 'So?'
[01:08] Shadowcaller: "She can also sense danger, heal, and drain intelligence and memories."
[01:08] Shadowcaller: "And shapeshift, just like him."
[01:09] Murska: 'Nasty. What else do you need to tell us?'
[01:09] Shadowcaller: Pegrim glances at Nora that right now is blocked by Arim. /Do you know who she is?/
[01:10] Murska: /A civilian./
[01:11] Shadowcaller: /Correct, but she's more then that isn't she?/
[01:11] Murska: /No./
[01:11] Shadowcaller: /Ah… what if I told you I knew exactly what happend to Nora?/
[01:12] Murska: /What?/
[01:12] Shadowcaller: /You know Nora right? I asked Marduk to provide me information about you Derek…/
[01:13] Murska: /I /knew/ a Nora. Once./
[01:14] Shadowcaller: /And now she's dead or worse… that Nora is her child Derek, you child. But surely you must have realized that by now?/
[01:14] Shadowcaller: *your
[01:15] Murska: /I thought she might be hers. So she did find someone else… I guess that's good./
[01:15] Murska: Derek glances at Nora.
[01:17] Shadowcaller: /She didn't find anyone else Derek./
[01:17] Murska: /What? But that's impossible…/
[01:18] Shadowcaller: /You mortals have such a funny definition of 'impossible'…/
[01:18] Shadowcaller: /She's yours, everything matches./
[01:19] Murska: /I don't believe it. She would have…/ Derek looks at her again, longer.
[01:20] Happy: Nora feels uncomfortable with him looking at her.
[01:20] Shadowcaller: /She would have what? Funny how you left her alone with a child to raise./
[01:21] Shadowcaller: /My master says that mortals are so much cruler then the darkest of demons, perhaps thats partly true…/
[01:21] Shadowcaller: *crueler
[01:21] Happy: "I don't like this…" she whispers.
[01:21] Murska: /Oh, but I'm making the basic mistake here…/
[01:21] Shadowcaller: Arim stares back at Derek "Don't worry, I won't let him touch you."
[01:21] Murska: /Well, thank you for the information./ He reaches with his hand for a shake.
[01:23] Shadowcaller: Pegrim grins "I wouldn't try to stab me if I were you, but you might as well try." He takes his hand and shakes it.
[01:23] Murska: He locks his head in place and shoots through his face with a crossbow.
[01:25] Shadowcaller: Pegrims body turns into shadows, you can see a mouth forms into them, it howls in pain as the bolt hits it target.
[01:25] Shadowcaller: The shadows grow and withdraws a bit.
[01:25] Shadowcaller: Forming into a nasty looking creature.
[01:25] Shadowcaller: (Link: http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg254/Seweron/ShadowDemon.jpg)http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg254/Seweron/ShadowDemon.jpg
[01:26] Shadowcaller: "Big. Misstake."
[01:26] Murska: He draws the sword
[01:26] Murska: 'Never. Listen. To demons.' He swings at him.
[01:26] Happy: Nora runs.
[01:28] Shadowcaller: The demon dodges his sword, moving at a suprising speed for such a creature, it retreats further, "I WON'T KILL YOU MORTAL FOOL, YOU ARE TOO USEFUL AS TOOL TO DIE."
[01:28] Murska: He follows up with a few attacks.
[01:29] Shadowcaller: Arim follows Nora.
[01:29] Happy: She's looking for somewhere to hide.
[01:29] Shadowcaller: People on the road start to notice the demon and panics running in all directions.
[01:30] Happy: (I thought we were away from the road)
[01:30] Murska: (I'm hoping Shrimp returns some time soon)=
[01:30] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, but it retreats back towards it.)
[01:30] Murska: Derek follows it and keeps trying to land a hit.
[01:30] Happy: Nora be running away from the road
[01:30] Shadowcaller: (Into the shadow of the wall.)
[01:31] Murska: (Wren needed here)
[01:31] Murska: /Move that shadow away from it or something./ to Wren
[01:32] Shadowcaller: "I AM A HIGHER DEMON, DON'T THINK I WILL LET A MERE MORTAL KILL ME." (Well, her player is not in the chat:P) (Also, you should know that this is a apox demon, if they are in the darkness, they don't need to take shape and can not be harmed.)

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