Kyou 1

Session Start (moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit#moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit:Group Conversation 29704): Fri Apr 17 15:38:51 2009
[15:38] Shadowcaller: (So, where were we?)
[15:39] Happy: hi
[15:39] Wolfbane: Back already?
[15:39] Happy: no, i was just in the bath
[15:39] Wolfbane: oh
[15:39] Shadowcaller: <.<
[15:39] Wolfbane: >.>
[15:40] Happy: but mr me says the blood place closes in 20 minutes, so i guess i'm not going until monday :P
[15:40] Wolfbane: hehe
[15:40] Shadowcaller: (Lets start up then, Aegnor was in a conversation…)
[15:42] Shadowcaller: (Tell me the last thing that happend.)
[15:42] Happy: [15:08] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "You are newborn then speaker? But a child in this world?"/
[15:09] Murska: /I find it difficult to understand your meanings. I am new to the spirit world, although I have dwelled the lands of the mortals for some time./
[15:43] Shadowcaller: /Second voice: The world of mortals is our world too, everything you see, your own existance is contolled by us./
[15:44] Shadowcaller: *controlled
[15:44] Murska: /I meant the capability to communicate with your kind./
[15:45] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "Yes, mortals with your gift are rare, why we have not felt your presence before is indeed a mystery."/
[15:45] Shadowcaller: /Second voice: "We already have a speaker, the darknees pleases us."/
[15:47] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "She is with those who remembers, we should not listen to her, she is controlled by the things she controlls."/
[15:48] Shadowcaller: /Second voice: "This mortal do not understand us, even if he is a speaker, he have very little knowledge, how can a child possibly affect this world?"/
[15:48] Murska: /Who is this other one you speak of?/
[15:49] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "The one of your kind, the darknees, the other speaker, the one we do not know, we only hear her in a whisper."/
[15:50] Shadowcaller: /Second voice: "Her whispers pleases me, she whispers of death and destruction, to end those who oppresses us."/
[15:52] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "Do you understand speaker? It is difficult to reach your way of thinking."/
[15:52] Murska: /I hear your voices, I understand the words but the meanings elude my grasp. I am not familiar enough with your way of sensing things./
[15:54] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "Mortals are more direct then us, we can not gasp your ways so easily"/
[15:55] Shadowcaller: /Second voice: "You enter very dangerous terriotory here speaker, there are things going on here which a child should not be near, turn around before you get burned."/
[15:57] Murska: /You clearly do not understand mortals too well. Your words make me curious, while before I was just going to concentrate on my own affairs./
[15:58] Shadowcaller: /Second voice: "You should respect a elder ones warning child, you know nothing of the dangers of the world you have just been born too, those who want to survive listens to those who lives."/
[15:59] Murska: /And those who want to know don't. They might get burned but they are also the ones who push the world forward./
[16:00] Happy: (go progress!)
[16:00] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "You should thread carefully, you crawl before you walk after all, and something large is going on right now./
[16:01] Murska: /Something large is always going on. World is large./
[16:01] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "We are the changes of this world, the end and the beggining of it, we are what we are, we change, but yet we don't, you on the other hand have no clear path to walk."/
[16:02] Murska: /And I need no clear path. I'll stumble around in the wilderness. Perhaps to my death, perhaps to something to which no paths would have led./
[16:03] Shadowcaller: /Second voice: "You do know the meaning of the word here child, your world is small, it requiers no time. WHat happends in your world is meaningless compared to this."/
[16:04] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "I like to help you speaker, but first you need to learn to understand our ways, you can not ignore our ways if you like to enter."/
[16:04] Murska: /I cannot but to ignore your ways if there is nobody willing to teach me./
[16:05] Shadowcaller: /First voice: "Find the other one, the darknees, she might learn you, only two of your kind."/
[16:05] Shadowcaller: /Second voice "She will draw you into this world speaker, I will met you there, in person."/
[16:06] Murska: /I eagerly await. Farewell./
[16:06] Murska: *unblank*
[16:06] Shadowcaller: (go wolfen wedding!)
[16:06] Wolfbane: (hehe)
[22:02] Shadowcaller: (Um, what happend in the zeppelin then?)
[22:03] Happy: So, fast forward, we're in the Zeppelin. We've played truth or dare. Simone has devoured several books.
[22:07] Happy: Both sets of lovers have enjoyed each others company
[22:07] Murska: fast forward to that one village before Kyou, which I am not GMing, SC. :P
[22:07] Shadowcaller: ….
[22:10] Happy: weeks later…
[22:11] Happy: Aegnor has picked up enough of the tongue of Kyou from Simone to communicate simple ideas.
[22:12] Happy: Simone has gotten a little better with using her knife, but still hasn't succeeded in sneaking up on Aegnor.
[22:13] Shadowcaller: (Me then? Any new spells?)
[22:13] Happy: (What are you trying to learn?)
[22:14] Shadowcaller: (WHat spells were there left? <.<)
[22:14] Happy: (you have ARik to teach you :P)
[22:15] Shadowcaller: (Lets see… )
[22:20] Happy: It takes most of the trip, but Cessie learns Telepathy.
[22:20] Happy: And Mindprobe.
[22:20] Wolfbane: (O.o)
[22:20] Wolfbane: (So much for any privacy :P)
[22:20] Shadowcaller: ((aww, I would not do that.)
[22:21] Happy: ((at least not until she goes Power Mad))
[22:21] Shadowcaller: (Just beacuse i'm a wizard don't mean I must go power mad.)
[22:21] Shadowcaller: (You read oots too much.)
[22:22] Happy: (She wants enough magic to do anything, and she wants to become immortal. She's ripe for powermadness)
[22:23] Shadowcaller: (…I know myself well enough, i won't do that.)
[22:23] Shadowcaller: (Power madness implies that you broke the laws.)
[22:23] Happy: The airship approaches Kyou. Seagulls are flying around. If you go on deck, you can smell the sea.
[22:24] Happy: Most of the party has never seen the sea before, I think.
[22:24] Shadowcaller: Cessie have
[22:25] Happy: Neither Hope nor Simone have.
[22:25] Murska: Nor has Aegnor
[22:25] Wolfbane: Or Promise
[22:26] Happy: I'm sure Ai has
[22:26] Shadowcaller: She/he have
[22:27] Wolfbane: Arik?
[22:27] Shadowcaller: He has
[22:29] Happy: The village is large, almost a city, with Asian style architecture.
[22:29] Shadowcaller: Arik moves around at deck eager to land
[22:29] Wolfbane: (has Hope and Promise learned to act any better?)
[22:29] Happy: Simone is also eager.
[22:29] Murska: (What about those disguises?)
[22:29] Shadowcaller: (Right, Cessie fixed them.)
[22:29] Wolfbane: (The ones from Helena?)
[22:30] Happy: Simone studies the city from the air.
[22:30] Shadowcaller: (Yeah.)
[22:30] Happy: Hope finds it a lot easier to act indifferent to Promise when he looks human.
[22:30] Wolfbane: (Well, I guess Promise looks like a large human barbarian with a swirling black tattoo)
[22:30] Shadowcaller: (Indeed.)
[22:31] Happy: She's just a little freaked out by seeing her mate in a different body.
[22:31] Happy: And Aegnor?
[22:31] Wolfbane: Promise is uncomfortable with looking human.
[22:32] Shadowcaller: "Are we landing soon?" Arik asks a sailor
[22:34] Murska: Aegnor is disguised or not?
[22:34] Shadowcaller: He is
[22:34] Happy: How does he look?
[22:34] Wolfbane: (brb, getting food)
[22:35] Murska: (and is it switchable?)
[22:36] Happy: For Aegnor it is. Promise needs Cessie to change his.
[22:37] Shadowcaller: (Or rather Helena.)
[22:37] Shadowcaller: Cessie is uneasy about the changes of apperance
[22:37] Shadowcaller: As she always is of changes
[22:39] Happy: (What does he look like now?)
[22:39] Shadowcaller: (He decides.)
[22:42] Happy: Hope has to make an effort to show physical affection to Promise in his human form. It feels like touching a stranger. :S
[22:42] Shadowcaller: (Aww…)
[22:42] Murska: He looks quite ordinary, with black hair, normal ears. His features are similar to what they ordinarily are, but not quite. He has a face that is difficult to describe(to guards, for one) since it lacks distinguishing features.
[22:43] Murska: (And it'd be tough to get Helena to do that, I imagine. :P)
[22:44] Happy: (yeah, she pouts radiantly about it)
[22:45] Shadowcaller: Arik: "We are going to met up a man named Japo, he is our ticket into the Hyrillian Empire."
[22:45] Happy: Do Cessie and Aegnor pack up their stuff before landing?
[22:45] Shadowcaller: They do
[22:46] Happy: Simone finds an excuse to come in and talk with them while they do.
[22:46] Murska: Aegnor always keeps most of his stuff on himself so he doesn't have that much to pack up.
[22:47] Happy: She's taken exceptional care of any books she's borrowed. Not a single page creased.
[22:47] Shadowcaller: Cessie has been a bit suspicious about Simone since she admited that she was a thief, but since she returned all those books…
[22:49] Happy: And of course she takes note of where every item is packed, and trying to catch a glimpse of the black orb.
[22:50] Shadowcaller: Cessie have the black orb on her person
[22:50] Shadowcaller: So I doubt she would see it when they pack up
[22:51] Happy: Then she notices all the places where it isn't. ;)
[22:52] Shadowcaller: Well, I belive everything will be moved around when they come to a new place
[22:53] Happy: True. But she still watches.
[22:53] Happy: The zeppelin lands.
[22:54] Shadowcaller: Outside there workers as always
[22:54] Shadowcaller: It appears to be a very large zeppelin pad with space enough for more then one zeppeling
[22:54] Shadowcaller: *zeppelin
[22:56] Shadowcaller: The sailors starts to go off the zeppelin
[22:57] Shadowcaller: All the wares in the storage space are moved off
[22:57] Shadowcaller: All (evil) crates and stuff, this is after all the end of line for it
[22:57] Wolfbane: (back)
[22:57] Happy: (presumably they'll load up more evil crates for the return journey)
[22:58] Shadowcaller: They are mostly filled with western wares used to trade with the Hyrillian empire
[22:58] Shadowcaller: (indeed.)
[22:58] Happy: Hope is ready to leave with the party, as is Simone. She is staying close to Arik.
[22:59] Shadowcaller: If you go down at the pad you can see a lot of men wearing red and black uniforms, they appear to be some type of guards
[22:59] Shadowcaller: they are quite well armored fro being simple village guards
[22:59] Shadowcaller: *for
[23:00] Shadowcaller: A man in more simple grey clothes are writing down everything packed off the ship
[23:00] Shadowcaller: Everyonr is speaking a language that only Aegnor can understadn a bit
[23:00] Wolfbane: Promise grabs what little he has and gets ready to leave.
[23:00] Shadowcaller: *everyone
[23:01] Shadowcaller: Everything appears to be tightly controlled by the guards
[23:02] Shadowcaller: Everyone coming from the ship are under close guard by them
[23:02] Happy: Hope is dressed conservatively, rather than in her more revealing leathers.
[23:03] Shadowcaller: Arik moves around, looking for someone
[23:03] Wolfbane: Promise is in his cloak and pants, but that is all he has besides a small pouch and spear.
[23:03] Wolfbane: (Maybe some metal pauldrons, what do you think?)
[23:04] Shadowcaller: (Eh, I'm not good with that stuff, anyway…)
[23:04] Wolfbane: (Meh, no metal, but the mark stands out)
[23:05] Wolfbane: (I don't think magic could change that)
[23:05] Shadowcaller: Everyone can hear a voice inside their heads, its Ariks voice /Everyone gather around me, now./
[23:05] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, sure.)
[23:05] Happy: Simone was already with him. Hope goes that way.
[23:05] Murska: Aegnor goes to him aswell.
[23:05] Shadowcaller: So dose Cessie
[23:06] Wolfbane: same with Promise
[23:06] Shadowcaller: Arik is standing beside a very young attractive man in his twenties, he is dressed in red and black, much like the guards, but he have wizards robe.
[23:07] Happy: Hope watches, but doesn't speak
[23:08] Wolfbane: (Does Promise still have his sense of smell?)
[23:08] Shadowcaller: "Everyone, this is Jopo Samu, he is my contact here." The man smiles at you, his eyes wanders over each one of you, but stays on Cessie, Happy and Simone a bit more
[23:09] Shadowcaller: (No, he smells pretty much like everyone else.)
[23:09] Happy: O.o
[23:09] Happy: (Simone?)
[23:09] Shadowcaller: (yes.)
[23:09] Wolfbane: Promise notices, but keeps himself from growling.
[23:10] Murska: Aegnor also notices but it doesn't bother him, really.
[23:10] Shadowcaller: "So," says the man in perfect western common "I think I know who your sister is." He smiles at Cessie that gives him a cold look
[23:11] Shadowcaller: Arik also seems to be bothered by this but don't say anything
[23:12] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Now that you have been introduced… we need to have a private conversation Jopo and I, you can wait right here."
[23:12] Shadowcaller: He and Jopo moves away from the group
[23:13] Happy: (while I go threaten Jopo's existence)
[23:13] Shadowcaller: (How do I keep making characters that everyone hates?)
[23:14] Shadowcaller: They appears to start having a conversation
[23:14] Murska: (someone has to do that. :P)
[23:14] Happy: Anyone who stares lingeringly at a half grown girl deserves to be hated.
[23:15] Shadowcaller: WolfBane can hear it the conversation only vaugly, the rest of you can't hear it at all
[23:15] Wolfbane: Can he make it out?
[23:16] Shadowcaller: Bot unless he moves closer
[23:16] Shadowcaller: *not
[23:17] Wolfbane: Promise stays where he is to respect their privacy.
[23:18] Shadowcaller: (Very well, no plot points for you then)
[23:18] Wolfbane: (But…v.v)
[23:19] Shadowcaller: (I'm not forcing you, anyone could do it.)
[23:19] Wolfbane: (sigh…fine, he moves a bit closer)
[23:19] Wolfbane: :P
[23:20] Shadowcaller: (Hey, thats not what I wanted.)
[23:20] Happy: Simone does
[23:20] Happy: how's that? :P
[23:20] Happy: much more IC
[23:20] Wolfbane: (Notice I put that in OOC)
[23:20] Shadowcaller: 8From this point and onwards, you need to make decisions like this.)
[23:20] Wolfbane: (ok)
[23:20] Shadowcaller: (Anyway… Simone moves onwards.)
[23:21] Shadowcaller: She can hear Ariks voice only vuagly
[23:21] Happy: (yeah, no letting the GM railroad you, Wolfie ;))
[23:21] Shadowcaller: One of the guards are looking at her suspiciously
[23:21] Happy: She moves around, pretending to be looking at the surroundings, and moving a little closer still.
[23:22] Happy: Staring wide-eyed at the buildings and people
[23:22] Murska: Aegnor, of course, notices this.
[23:22] Happy: (of course)
[23:22] Shadowcaller: Jopo: "…cuasing us to think that something big is going on here."
[23:23] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Five deaths in five nights? Who is being killed?"
[23:23] Murska: Aegnor tries to check on how many spirits he can sense.
[23:23] Shadowcaller: "We don't know, there is no specific pattern in it."
[23:23] Shadowcaller: (hundreds)
[23:24] Happy: ("Did you keep a spreadsheet?")
[23:25] Shadowcaller: "Great, well, I hope this have nothing to do with whatever my sisters companions are doing."
[23:25] Murska: ("Yeah, but it's like the wolves are killing randomly!"
[23:26] Happy: ("What about the Constant? And the Rule of Shadow? Do they tell us nothing?")
[23:26] Shadowcaller: Jopo: "You never asked? Your never told me that your sister was that beautiful thought Arik."
[23:26] Shadowcaller: Arik: "…I never asked no."
[23:26] Shadowcaller: "I belive your harem is large enough as it is anyway?"
[23:26] Murska: ("No, Murska is a proven villager and Shadow isn't playing.")
[23:27] Shadowcaller: Jopo: "I don't have a western girl in it.. yet."
[23:27] Happy: (can't wait till Simone repeats all this to Aegnor XD
[23:28] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Just keep focused on the task at hand, I would kill you if you touched her okay?"
[23:28] Shadowcaller: Jopo: "Of course you would, but if she do it willingly eh?"
[23:28] Shadowcaller: Arik: "She loves that… bard or something, just leave her alone."
[23:29] Shadowcaller: Jopo: "Hm, anyway, I belive that whatever is going on in Kyou right now IS going to affect you."
[23:30] Shadowcaller: "My people are very suspicious of outsiders, they could easily but the blame of one of you if you aren't careful…"
[23:31] Shadowcaller: Arik: "But we are allowed into the village at least?"
[23:32] Shadowcaller: Jopo "Yes, thanks to me, you are all welcome to share Hyrillian hospitality, i belive you will find Kyou to your liking, if you can ignore the murders of course."
[23:32] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Very well, we will speak later then…"
[23:32] Shadowcaller: Arik and Jopo starts moving toward the group again
[23:33] Happy: Simone doesn't move back right away. She pretends she's gotten distracted by the surroundings
[23:34] Shadowcaller: Arik stares at her suspiciosly "What were you doing here girl?"
[23:34] Shadowcaller: Jopo pretends not to notice Simone
[23:34] Wolfbane: (brb )
[23:35] Happy: "I have never seen such a place. Is many more people than Isandwana. And so many tongues!"
[23:35] Shadowcaller: Arik raises a eyebrown "Just stay were you are supposed to okay? This can be a *very* dangerous palce for outsiders."
[23:36] Shadowcaller: Arik returns to the group with Simone and Jopo
[23:36] Shadowcaller: Arik: "We are moving in, get your packs and move into the village."
[23:37] Shadowcaller: Jopo makes some sign to the guards that nods
[23:37] Happy: "I am sorry, Mr Arik Sir," Simone says, and curtseys. "I listen better."
[23:37] Shadowcaller: "You better be…"
[23:38] Shadowcaller: Arik strides forward, not waiting for you to follow
[23:38] Happy: Simone runs after, looking chastened.
[23:38] Shadowcaller: The guards keeps looking at you, like they expect you to draw weapons any moment
[23:39] Happy: (Do they try and disarm us?)
[23:40] Shadowcaller: (No, they don't Jopo seems to have enough power here to allowe to move into the village armed.)
[23:41] Shadowcaller: 'you
[23:42] Murska: Aegnor calmly walks with the group, looking around and trying to remember as much as he can about what he sees, particularly of the city's layout.
[23:43] Happy: Simone is also noting things. Escape routes, open windows, things that can be climbed. Out of habit, she notes possible pickpocket targets, but doesn't do anything more.
[23:43] Shadowcaller: You see the gates of the city before you, dragon-like creatures are painted upon them, with gold and red
[23:44] Shadowcaller: They slowly opens, you can feel many arrow points aimed at you right now
[23:44] Shadowcaller: You quickly move inside and they close behind you
[23:45] Shadowcaller: Beyond the gates, the city itself is a sharp contrast to the landing pad
[23:46] Shadowcaller: Its very strict, only a few people move around, looking at you suspicisly
[23:46] Shadowcaller: Your clothing draws quite a few eyes
[23:47] Happy: Simone tries to pick out the normal underclass. Hustlers, mafia, whores, fences, and the like.
[23:47] Shadowcaller: The houses are laying next to eahc other in a very orderly fashion, there are high walls separating each quarter
[23:47] Shadowcaller: 'each
[23:48] Shadowcaller: While there are much less guards inside, you can still see quite few of them, keeping the order
[23:48] Shadowcaller: Simone will notice that there are very few "lower class" people around here in the open
[23:49] Shadowcaller: The many guards must preventing them from acting openly
[23:50] Shadowcaller: You move on, pass the first quarter of houses over a beautifully decorated bridge
[23:51] Shadowcaller: It looks peaceful here, with a lot of colorful flowers growing around the river running thorught Kyou
[23:51] Shadowcaller: You pass before a very large, omious looking building
[23:52] Happy: Does any of this look familiar from the dream?
[23:52] Shadowcaller: Its much larger then any house you seen to this moment, it looks to be a public place of sort
[23:52] Shadowcaller: Yes, some of it, not the large building thought
[23:53] Shadowcaller: The architecture is exactly like the one used in the building
[23:53] Shadowcaller: You can see a lot of sea-gulls flying past
[23:54] Shadowcaller: Thw whole village appears to be behind a huge wall
[23:54] Shadowcaller: But you can still feel the fresh sea air
[23:54] Shadowcaller: Not that many of you felt it before
[23:55] Wolfbane: (back)
[23:55] Shadowcaller: Jopo makes a note "The house of masks." He says as you move past the large building.
[23:56] Happy: Simone is memorizing the layout of the streets. Hope, who doesn't have any sort of city sense, is soon out of her depth.
[23:56] Shadowcaller: You soon move over yet another biridge, decorated in a similar fashion
[23:56] Shadowcaller: *bridge
[23:57] Murska: Aegnor is also memorizing the layout. He isn't focusing on climbing and thieving opportunities, but rather positions in a fight, escape routes and ambush locations.
[23:57] Wolfbane: Promise is also out of his medium.
[23:58] Happy: Simone also is memorizing escape routes, but fight and ambush positions not so much. She'll probably find more potential escape routes than Aegnor, because of her small size and agility.
[23:58] Murska: Yeah.
[23:59] Shadowcaller: Finally you stop, this is to many of you the largest village you ever been in
[23:59] Shadowcaller: One of the houses have been burned down, it appears a new one is going to take its place
[00:00] Murska: (We haven't been here before, have we? :P)
[00:00] Shadowcaller: Jopo: "Here will you be staying." He points at a house near the burned down building
[00:00] Shadowcaller: It looks like some sort of inn
[00:01] Shadowcaller: You enter it, Jopo and Arik first and then the rest of you.
[00:01] Happy: (hmm… since Promise looks human, there's no reason for us to pretend not to be mated, is there?)
[00:02] Shadowcaller: Without needing to pay anything you move up to the sleeping quarters of the building, the innkeeper didn't even say hello
[00:02] Wolfbane: (No. ^^)
[00:02] Shadowcaller: "Here will you be sleeping, as arranged, there will be no other persons here."
[00:02] Shadowcaller: (jopo is saying this.)
[00:03] Shadowcaller: Jopo: "Arik and I will be dissucussing a few matters of importance while you make yourself at home."
[00:04] Shadowcaller: "We will return later, during the eavning… hopefully."
[00:04] Shadowcaller: Arik says good bye and promises to return as fast as possible and then they leave.
[00:04] Happy: Hope stays near Promise, though doesn't often look at him.
[00:05] Shadowcaller: Its not the arctitecture you are used to, but still a place to sleep in
[00:06] Shadowcaller: (there are six rooms, split them however you like.)
[00:06] Shadowcaller: (each one have two beds and are quite well decorated.)
[00:06] Happy: (Is Jopo staying too?)
[00:06] Shadowcaller: (No, you don't belive so.)
[00:07] Happy: Simone will sleep wherever she's told to, even if it's in a corner under a table. :P Hope will go with Promise.
[00:08] Shadowcaller: Cessie takes one of the rooms for her and Aegnor, she sits down on one of the beds
[00:08] Happy: 1. Promise and Hope 2. Cessie and Aegnor 3. Arik 4. Ai 5. Simone ?
[00:09] Shadowcaller: (Okay for me)
[00:09] Murska: sure
[00:09] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "So… first impression?"
[00:09] Murska: 'Very… strict.'
[00:10] Shadowcaller: "Really? I thought it looked quite calm and peaceful."
[00:11] Wolfbane: Promise looks slightly uncomfortable. "It is… too large for my taste."
[00:11] Murska: 'Indeed, but the people were very suspicious, they didn't want to let us in and there were guards everywhere.'
[00:11] Happy: "It is a hard place, I am thinking," Simone says quietly.
[00:12] Happy: She's trying to imagine how she'll make her way here after she leaves the party.
[00:12] Shadowcaller: "Well, we are new here after all."
[00:13] Shadowcaller: "They don't appear to take in a lot of people from other countries."
[00:13] Happy: Simone tries to catch Aegnor's eyes without letting Cessie see.
[00:13] Shadowcaller: "So I don't really blame them if they think we are strange.."
[00:13] Happy: Hope just stands quietly near Promise.
[00:14] Happy: (how will Cessie and Aegnor ever find a place to live where they can both feel comfortable? :S)
[00:14] Murska: (Aegnor'll feel comfortable if he gets to live with Cessie so it shouldn't be that hard.)
[00:15] Murska: Aegnor notices Simone's wordless communication attempt and tries to discern what she wants.
[00:16] Happy: She seems to want to talk to you alone.
[00:16] Murska: He attempts to convey roughly the following message: 'Later.'
[00:17] Happy: She nods, satisfied with this.
[00:17] Shadowcaller: Cessie lays down on the bed, "Well, we got good rooms at least, I never realized that Arik had so good contacts…"
[00:18] Shadowcaller: "He was more of the scholoary type really…"
[00:19] Happy: Hope is worried about her mission, and wondering how she'll be able to talk to Kuori. She supposes she'll have to hunt a seagull, but it may attract attention.
[00:19] Shadowcaller: "Lets go down stairs and get a look around?"
[00:21] Happy: Hope follows, subdued
[00:22] Wolfbane: Promise also follows silently.
[00:22] Shadowcaller: Downstairs there are no people except the innkeeper that looks at you weary
[00:23] Happy: She reaches out to squeeze his hand, but flinches a little, having subconsciously expected a paw instead of a human hand.
[00:25] Shadowcaller: The innkeeper says something in his own language and a servant boy comes and places enough chairs around the table (that is in the middle of the common room) to all of you
[00:25] Wolfbane: Promise looks at Hope sadly, but understandingly.
[00:25] Shadowcaller: There are paintings along all the walls, all of strange creatures and humans
[00:25] Happy: Simone will translate, if needed.
[00:26] Happy: Any that Simone recognizes from her Helios mind-dump?
[00:26] Shadowcaller: Some, but only vaugly
[00:26] Shadowcaller: Aegnor can feel that even in this room there are spirits
[00:27] Shadowcaller: They are whispering all around him
[00:27] Shadowcaller: He can turn this off if he likes
[00:27] Murska: He's finding it somewhat distracting.
[00:27] Murska: So he does. :P
[00:28] Shadowcaller: Cessie sits down and relazes
[00:28] Shadowcaller: *relaxes
[00:28] Shadowcaller: "Were we supposed to stay here or could we move outside too?"
[00:28] Happy: "I suppose you can find a library or something, to pass your time while we're here," Hope says, trying to be encouraging.
[00:29] Shadowcaller: "Well, Arik had a lot of bussniess to take care of here."
[00:29] Murska: 'So, what exactly are we doing here?'
[00:30] Shadowcaller: "Hm, well I was going to use this oppertunity to learn some of the Hyrillian Empires spells."
[00:31] Shadowcaller: "Kyou is legenfary you know?"
[00:31] Shadowcaller: *legendary
[00:31] Happy: Are the innkeeper or servants near enough to listen?
[00:31] Shadowcaller: They are avoiding you, so no
[00:32] Shadowcaller: (And they can't understand you anyway…)
[00:33] Happy: "We have to learn more about Zubera," Hope says quietly, with a glance at Promise. Then in an even lower voice. "Cessie, do you think it would be safe for you to change him back, if we went to our room first? Even for a little while?"
[00:33] Happy: (they might have understood the name Zubera)
[00:33] Shadowcaller: "Err… I think that might be able to fix, just for a little while."
[00:34] Shadowcaller: "We have the whole inn anyway…"
[00:34] Happy: "But the servants… not down here."
[00:34] Wolfbane: He looks at Hope and Cessie. "Thank you."
[00:34] Shadowcaller: "No of course not, upstairs."
[00:35] Shadowcaller: "And its not a problem, I can't still get used to your human form…"
[00:35] Happy: Hope wants to go upstairs right away.
[00:36] Wolfbane: He smiles awkwardly. "/You/ can't get used to it?"
[00:36] Shadowcaller: "I suppose… I can still remember… er lets go upstairs right now then."
[00:37] Shadowcaller: Promise can hear her mumbeling something about dirty satyrs
[00:38] Murska: (totally wasn't Pan's fault)
[00:38] Shadowcaller: You go upstairs, to Promises and (happys) room
[00:38] Shadowcaller: (<.<)
[00:39] Happy: (That was actually an astonishingly well behaved satyr)
[00:39] Murska: (yup)
[00:39] Shadowcaller: (I know, I know, but still.)
[00:40] Shadowcaller: (Who are in their room now?)
[00:40] Wolfbane: Promise closes the door behind the group.
[00:40] Shadowcaller: (Aegnor? Simone?)
[00:40] Happy: Simone moves over next to Aegnor. "I think you are needing to hear something."
[00:41] Murska: 'Right. Let's slip off now.' (They don't come to the room.)
[00:42] Happy: Simone follows Aegnor.
[00:42] Shadowcaller: Cessie contacts Helena then (shall we assume she just transforms back Promise or do we have that conversation?)
[00:42] Murska: They go to Simone's room, since it's less likely to be interrupted by Cessie I suppose.
[00:43] Happy: (did you want to say anything other than 'change him back please'?)
[00:43] Shadowcaller: (Um, not sure.)
[00:43] Happy: "I am hearing Mr Jopo tell Mr ARik there are murders here. One each night."
[00:44] Murska: '…hmm. That would explain some of the guards and suspicious looks…'
[00:45] Wolfbane: (Is the change back for the night or just for a while?)
[00:45] Shadowcaller: (Up to you.)
[00:45] Happy: Helena appears, "Hello, darling. How are you?"
[00:46] Shadowcaller: "Good thank you, you are looking healthy as well."
[00:46] Happy: "Jopo is also saying he wanting to have Cessie in his harem. Mr Arik not like that."
[00:46] Happy: "Only healthy?" she looks a little disappointed.
[00:47] Shadowcaller: "Sorry if I don't have time to explain to everyone how beautiful you are Helena, but these two really want you to do something."
[00:48] Murska: Aegnor knows the type of people Jopo represents and isn't too afraid. 'I'd imagine he wouldn't…'
[00:48] Shadowcaller: (Why not?)
[00:50] Murska: (He trusts Cessie enough.)
[00:50] Shadowcaller: (okay.)
[00:51] Happy: (Not afraid of something non-consensual?)
[00:52] Murska: (He'll kill Jopo if he tries something like that.)
[00:53] Shadowcaller: (He is a powerful wizard…<.<)
[00:53] Happy: Simone tells Aegnor the rest of what was said, and the warning that outsiders might be scapegoated."
[00:53] Murska: (It doesn't matter if he's a god.)
[00:54] Happy: ('Hold Person' on Aegnor, then spirit Cessie away?)
[00:54] Shadowcaller: (I was more thinking of success, not the attempt itself..)
[00:54] Shadowcaller: (About that yes.)
[00:54] Shadowcaller: (Unless Cessie cna do something.)
[00:54] Shadowcaller: *can
[00:55] Happy: Helena beams at the compliment. Shallow thing. Hope speaks up, "Thank you so much for disguising my mate. But would it be too much trouble to change him back, just for a while?"
[00:55] Murska: (He'd dedicate his life to killing him, then. Find out his location from the spirits, get there, destroy him.)
[00:55] Murska: 'Thank you for the information.'
[00:55] Shadowcaller: (Heck, you could use the spirits to kill him:)
[00:55] Shadowcaller: .)
[00:56] Shadowcaller: (But I think Jopo is morw worried about Arik then Aegnor.)
[00:56] Shadowcaller: *more
[00:56] Murska: (His mistake.)
[00:56] Wolfbane: Promise looks at Hope then Helena. "Please? Even if it is only a little while?"
[00:57] Shadowcaller: Cessie decides to leave this conversation alone
[00:57] Happy: "Of course, children. It is a simple request," Helena says. Cessie might sense that it's not quite as easy for her as she is pretending.
[00:58] Happy: Promise's body shifts shape, and he is returned to his own form.
[00:58] Wolfbane: Promise looks at his paws and breathes a sigh of relief. "Thank you. This means a lot to us."
[00:59] Shadowcaller: Ai feels a great relif, much like you do
[01:00] Happy: Hope throws himself into his arms. "You smell like /you/ again"
[01:01] Shadowcaller: 'relief
[01:01] Shadowcaller: Cessie decides to leave them alone, /Thank you Helena./
[01:02] Happy: Simone: "Arik, he is smart, but not look at things so well as you. So I thinking you should know."
[01:02] Wolfbane: Promise holds Happy. "Yes, I do, and I feel like myself again too."
[01:02] Wolfbane: Hope*
[01:02] Shadowcaller: (Happy!)
[01:03] Wolfbane: (It is Hope!)
[01:03] Shadowcaller: (I never use that name, muhahaha!)
[01:04] Shadowcaller: (<.<)
[01:04] Happy: (of course having done that, I've just written Happy and Promise out of any interaction in Kyou until he's changed back :-. )
[01:05] Shadowcaller: (See? She also use "Happy"
[01:05] Murska: 'Thank you. We'll have to be very careful around here.'
[01:05] Wolfbane: (Well, say that it is only temporary, an hour or two)
[01:05] Murska: (Now if only you revert back into Wolfbane too. :P)
[01:05] Shadowcaller: (Indeed.)
[01:06] Shadowcaller: (Things are going to happend here, trust me^^)
[01:06] Wolfbane: (Nope, keeping to Promise)
[01:06] Shadowcaller: (Aww…)
[01:07] Happy: (Actually it's a relief to have her name changed. I'm Happy in chat and Happy in ffrp and Happy in IF… too many Happys to keep up with :P)
[01:07] Murska: (Too 'Happy' to 'Live')
[01:08] Shadowcaller: Cessie goes back to her and Aegnors room
[01:08] Murska: 'Well, we'd better get back to the others.'
[01:08] Happy: Simone nods, and follows him.
[01:08] Happy: She's keeping a look out for the orb.
[01:08] Shadowcaller: Ai is in his room
[01:09] Shadowcaller: Meditating
[01:09] Happy: She's overheard enough to know it's used for the disguising.
[01:09] Murska: Aegnor returns to his room, I guess. He's planning on resting a bit after the journey and then trying to figure out some sort of a plan as to what they are doing here.
[01:11] Shadowcaller: Cessie is al ready lying in her bed
[01:11] Wolfbane: Promise holds Hope. "No offense, but I don't think I like being human much."
[01:12] Happy: "I kept telling myself it was still you…"
[01:12] Murska: Aegnor switches off his disguise as he enters.
[01:12] Shadowcaller: "Good to see you back again… to your old apperance that is." She smiles
[01:13] Murska: 'Yeah, I kind of like it, myself.'
[01:13] Wolfbane: "It is alright, I understand."
[01:13] Shadowcaller: "Not as much as I.."
[01:15] Happy: "I never wished you human, even at first. There were times I wished myself Wolfen though."
[01:17] Murska: 'Well, it often complicates things somewhat for me… I can't get too attached to it. I usually tended to disguise myself whenever I was going to stay somewhere for any lenght of time.'
[01:17] Shadowcaller: "You do?"
[01:18] Wolfbane: Promise thinks for a second and chuckles. "I like you the way you are, but I think you'd be able to wear a tail well." He says the last part jokingly.
[01:19] Murska: 'People tend to remember seeing me if I look like this, especially if someone comes asking for a red-haired elf.' *smile*
[01:20] Shadowcaller: "I guess thats true… I can always use illussions now, magic makes life easier in so many ways."
[01:20] Happy: Hope reaches out and strokes his tail. "That might be fun," she says with a grin.
[01:22] Wolfbane: He winks. "I imagine it would be. We could always ask Helena someday."
[01:23] Happy: Hope sighs and sits on the bed. "We're finally here now. We have to decide what we're going to do."
[01:23] Happy: "Do we try to save your brother? Or do we try to kill Zubera?"
[01:24] Murska: 'Well, it isn't that difficult… A hooded cloak, or certain colouring substances from some plants…'
[01:26] Shadowcaller: "Hm, at least you learn to use everything that aviable without magic."
[01:26] Wolfbane: (brb )
[01:28] Murska: 'Hm. What were you planning on doing in the city after we've rested a bit?
[01:32] Wolfbane: (back)
[01:35] Wolfbane: Promise sits down next to her and puts an arm around her. "Do you know if Kuori could help my brother?"
[01:35] Shadowcaller: "Go to the library here or something, we are one of the few who have been allowed to enter the Hyrillian Empire for decades
[01:36] Shadowcaller: "
[01:36] Shadowcaller: "What are you going to do Aegnor?"
[01:37] Murska: 'I don't really know. I guess I'll stick with you, if that doesn't disturb your studying, or go see the sights if it does.'
[01:38] Happy: "I asked him. He said he could not. He said I would need to find… " she turns to look Promise in the eyes, suddenly remembering "… a spirit speaker."
[01:38] Shadowcaller: "That sounds okay with me, I also like to see some of the sights around here, I have heard this country can be trully beautful."
[01:38] Shadowcaller: *beautiful
[01:38] Murska: (Happy, halp! They're trying to attack your dad's corpse!)
[01:41] Wolfbane: Promise thinks and looks at Hope with hope in his eyes. "Do you think Aegnor…"
[01:42] Happy: "Let's ask." Hope jumps to her feet, and looks out the door, to make sure no one is in the hall.
[01:42] Shadowcaller: Ai is in the hall, but he just nods to you and smiles
[01:43] Wolfbane: Promise moves next to her, staying as quiet as he can.
[01:43] Happy: Hope motions for Promise to come out, and goes to knock on Aegnor and Cessie's door.
[01:43] Murska: Aegnor switches his disguise on and opens the door.
[01:43] Shadowcaller: Ai; "I have silent all noises, they can't hear anything from downstairs…"
[01:44] Wolfbane: "Thank you."
[01:44] Happy: "Can we talk to you?"
[01:44] Shadowcaller: Ai: "You have had to hide far too long…"
[01:44] Murska: 'Of course.'
[01:45] Shadowcaller: Ai nods and enters his room again
[01:45] Happy: "Wait, will you come in too?" she asks Ai.
[01:45] Shadowcaller: "If you wish…"
[01:45] Wolfbane: "Please, you may know something of this."
[01:46] Shadowcaller: Si enters your room too then, Cessie practices some magic
[01:47] Wolfbane: Promise waits for Hope to begin.
[01:47] Shadowcaller: *Ai
[01:48] Murska: Aegnor waits expectantly, since he sees they have something important to say.
[01:48] Murska: And he switches off the disguise again once he sees no outsiders are around.
[01:51] Happy: "I spoke to Kuori before we left Isandwana. I asked if there was anything he could do for the soul of Promise's brother. He said he could not, but that a spirit speaker might be able to help. I didn't know the word at the time, and then it wasn't until the ceremony that I heard you spoken of as a spirit speaker. It wasn't until now that I put the two together."
[01:51] Murska: 'Um. I'll of course do anything I can to help but…'
[01:53] Wolfbane: "Well, I'm not sure of what to do next, but maybe if there are spirits here, they could help."
[01:54] Murska: 'There are… hundreds. Everywhere. I had to shut them out since the constant whispering distracted me.'
[01:57] Happy: "Oh."
[01:59] Wolfbane: Promise turns to Ai. "Do you know anything about this?"
[02:00] Shadowcaller: "Hm, I can feel a strong presence of spirits yes, but… there is something wrong here, I can't put my finger on it thought."
[02:01] Shadowcaller: "This many spirits… I never felt anything like it."
[02:04] Shadowcaller: "Bad things may happend will we are here…"
[02:04] Shadowcaller: 'while
[02:04] Happy: "How do we find him?" Hope holds Promise's paw in both hands.
[02:04] Murska: 'Bad things, and, luckily, extremely good things(*smiles at Hope and Promise*) seem to happen around us all the time.'
[02:05] Shadowcaller: "I do not know sadly… if his spirit is held by Zubera, I fear not even a spirit speaker can reach him."
[02:06] Wolfbane: "Would… defeating Zubera release the souls she has?"
[02:06] Murska: 'Or perhaps we can make a deal…'
[02:07] Shadowcaller: "She was defeated, once, I do not know what happend to those spirits thought."
[02:07] Happy: "If we can't find a way to free him ourselves, we'll have to do what she asks," Hope says sadly.
[02:08] Shadowcaller: "Hm, are we going to see the rest of the town or do you like to stay here?"
[02:09] Happy: (who says that?)
[02:09] Shadowcaller: (Ai.)
[02:09] Shadowcaller: (Cessie is not in the room.)
[02:10] Happy: (she isn't?)
[02:10] Shadowcaller: (Nope)
[02:10] Wolfbane: Promise squeezes Hope's hand meaningfully. "I'll do whatever Hope does, but I can't go out in this form."
[02:11] Happy: (I didn't see that you said she left)
[02:11] Shadowcaller: (she leaved you two alone right+9
[02:11] Shadowcaller: ?)
[02:11] Murska: 'The town might be… somewhat dangerous.'
[02:11] Happy: (but we went to Aegnor's room. And he was just having a conversation with Cessie)
[02:12] Shadowcaller: (Oh, then she is there.)
[02:12] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Hm, I think it looks quite safe."
[02:13] Murska: Aegnor explains to them what Simone told him about the murders, not telling where he got the information.
[02:14] Shadowcaller: "Murders? One each night.."
[02:14] Shadowcaller: "Any idea why?"
[02:14] Happy: Hope grows alarmed. "Change Promise back. Right now."
[02:14] Shadowcaller: "And how did you learn this anyway?"
[02:14] Shadowcaller: "Why?"
[02:15] Happy: "If they see a Wolfen, they'll blame him."
[02:15] Wolfbane: Promise nuzzles Hope one last time.
[02:15] Murska: 'I heard it off the streets… People whisper when they do not dare to speak.'
[02:15] Wolfbane: "She is right unfortunately."
[02:15] Murska: 'And yes, outsiders are likely to be blamed.'
[02:15] Shadowcaller: "We are safe up here…"
[02:16] Wolfbane: "Are you absolutely sure?"
[02:16] Shadowcaller: "Why would we not be?"
[02:16] Happy: "I can't risk it." She holds Promise tightly.
[02:17] Murska: 'If someone comes here and sees you AND manages to get away, we'll just change you back. He claims there's a wolfen here, they come check, they find nothing.'
[02:17] Shadowcaller: "We would hear anyone coming anyway…"
[02:18] Wolfbane: Promise responds in kind. "We are obvious outsiders, chances are that someone is keeping an eye on us."
[02:18] Murska: 'Then that someone would have seen you already.'
[02:19] Shadowcaller: "Look, there is no magic here, no magic I can feel at least, you are safe, trust me."
[02:19] Happy: "Ai? What do you think?"
[02:19] Murska: 'Of course, it isn't my call. If you don't want to take a risk, however small, it's your choice.'
[02:22] Happy: *pokes SC*
[02:23] Wolfbane: (I think that last one had been Ai)
[02:23] Happy: (that last one sounds like what Cessie would say)
[02:23] Wolfbane: (true)
[02:24] * moc.liamtoh|norewes#moc.liamtoh|norewes has left the conversation.
[02:25] *
moc.liamtoh|norewes#moc.liamtoh|norewes (moc.liamtoh|norewes#moc.liamtoh|norewes) has joined the conversation.
[02:25] Shadowcaller: (Last thing said?)
[02:25] Murska: moc.liamtoh|norewes#moc.liamtoh|norewes sanoo:
"Look, there is no magic here, no magic I can feel at least, you are safe, trust me."
Happy sanoo:
"Ai? What do you think?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'Of course, it isn't my call. If you don't want to take a risk, however small, it's your choice.'

[02:25] Shadowcaller: Ai: "I think you should enjoy eacdh other, no living in fear of what might be."
[02:26] Shadowcaller: 'each
[02:28] Happy: Hope nods at him, suddenly resolved. "Then please. Change him. I'll be less afraid that way." Ai probably feels that she wants to talk to him later.
[02:29] Shadowcaller: Cessie sigh and attempts to concatct Helena again
[02:29] Shadowcaller: *contact
[02:29] Wolfbane: Promise nuzzles her again. "Go ahead. Sorry for the trouble of changing me back."
[02:33] Happy: Helena: "Calling so soon my dear? Oh, you have a crowd here."
[02:33] Shadowcaller: "Yes, I think they want him changes again, I hope I don't need to do anything special for this?"
[02:34] Shadowcaller: 'changed
[02:34] Wolfbane: "I am sorry for the trouble Helena."
[02:35] Happy: She looks a little worried. "Already? Cessie, are you in trouble?"
[02:35] Shadowcaller: "No, of course not, they just change thier minds a lot."
[02:36] Shadowcaller: 'thier
[02:36] Happy: "We think Promise may be in danger," Hope says.
[02:38] Shadowcaller: /Let me do the talking/ (Happy) can hear Cessies voice in her head.
[02:38] Shadowcaller: /She is very… special./
[02:42] Shadowcaller: (*pokes*)
[02:44] Happy: /Okay…/
[02:45] Shadowcaller: /I didn't mean to interfere… just a advice, you can continue speaking if you like, maybe you cna hadle her better then me./
[02:46] Shadowcaller: 'can
[02:46] Happy: "We're so grateful to your help, Helena. If there's anything we can do for you…"
[02:47] Shadowcaller: "Yes, you have done them and me a great favor…"
[02:53] Happy: Helena smiles, and Promise is changed back. But Cessie can tell that this weakened her.
[02:53] Shadowcaller: /Helena, if there is anything I can do… anything./
[02:54] Happy: /I only need to rest, my dear./
[02:54] Shadowcaller: /Nothing I can do then? I want to Help you Helena./
[02:55] Wolfbane: Promise smiles at Helena. "Is there anything we can do in return for your help?"
[02:55] Shadowcaller: /Please tell me there is something I can do, I hate being powerless…/
[02:55] Happy: /Not where it is so dangerous. I can feel the spirits struggling./
[02:56] Happy: "You look much more handsome as a human you know," she says to Promise with a smile. "It is a shame about that Mark."
[02:56] Shadowcaller: /But… just name it okay?/
[02:56] Happy: "I must rest. Be safe, children." The orb goes dark.
[02:57] Shadowcaller: Cessie looks bothered by this
[02:58] Shadowcaller: "Hm…" She finally says "Looks like my brother have not returned yet."
[02:59] Happy: "We'll leave you two alone then," Hope says, and steps out, hoping to have a moment to talk to Ai.
[02:59] Shadowcaller: Ai wonders what room they should be in.
[03:00] Wolfbane: Promise follows Hope?
[03:00] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "I guess we should go to bed then right?"
[03:00] Happy: "Can you come in and speak to us?" she asks Ai, indicating her and Promise's room
[03:01] Shadowcaller: "Of course."
[03:01] Shadowcaller: He follows you inside the room.
[03:02] Murska: 'I suppose. We'll have time tomorrow for the city.'
[03:02] Shadowcaller: "We could go right now if you like, I'm not that tired yet."
[03:03] Murska: (what's the time?)
[03:04] Shadowcaller: (early evening.)
[03:04] Wolfbane: (I'd say late afternoon maybe)
[03:04] Murska: 'Where would we go then?'
[03:04] Happy: "I wanted to ask… I know you can influence desires. Do you think you could… make it easier for me to accept his appearance? Whenever I get close to him, there's something inside telling me that he's not my mate, even though my mind knows that he is."
[03:04] Shadowcaller: (Okay, somewhere in beterm.)
[03:05] Shadowcaller: "Hm, that would be strong manupilation… I guess I could, but it would take a while, and its not my usual doings exactly."
[03:06] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "I would like to see the house of maskes maybe…"
[03:06] Wolfbane: Promise puts his hand on her shoulder. "You don't have to if you don't want to. I understand."
[03:06] Shadowcaller: *manipulation
[03:06] Shadowcaller: 'masks
[03:08] Murska: 'Sure.'
[03:09] Shadowcaller: "Glad to keep you company." She smiles
[03:09] Happy: "Oh." Her voice is disappointed. "I was so sure…"
[03:09] Shadowcaller: "I could not it Hope, just with time."
[03:09] Shadowcaller: 'do
[03:10] Happy: She smiles. "It's okay. I'm sure time will do it without your help."
[03:10] Happy: She hugs Ai. "Thank you."
[03:10] Shadowcaller: Ai hugs back "As long as you are happy, so am I."
[03:11] Wolfbane: "Thank you for your troubles."
[03:11] Shadowcaller: "It was nothing Promise, I only want to keep you happy."
[03:11] Shadowcaller: Cessie leaves the room
[03:13] Shadowcaller: Ai; "Hm, do you exhuse me for a moment Hope and Promise? There is a presence I need to figure out…"
[03:14] Happy: "Of course."
[03:14] Murska: Aegnor goes with Cessie.
[03:14] Shadowcaller: Ai leaves your room in favor of his own
[03:15] Murska: (Almost missed that. :P)
[03:15] Shadowcaller: (<.<)
[03:15] Murska: Aegnor also switches on his disguise.
[03:15] Shadowcaller: (tired?)
[03:15] Murska: (the other chat happened to be on. :P)
[03:15] Shadowcaller: (and that is?)
[03:15] Shadowcaller: (Why am I not in it?)
[03:16] Happy: (because you left it)
[03:16] Murska: (You left)
[03:16] Murska: (When we hug-attacked)
[03:16] Shadowcaller: (thats why there are so long moments of afk…)
[03:16] Shadowcaller: (what? o.O)
[03:16] Murska: (Back yesterday)
[03:17] Shadowcaller: (I didn't leave beacuse of hug attacks.)
[03:17] Murska: (But you left WHEN we hug-attacked)
[03:17] Shadowcaller: (yes, but that was mearly a condincident.)
[03:17] Shadowcaller: (okay, now I remeber why I left..)
[03:19] Happy: (why?)
[03:19] Shadowcaller: (Eh, they are not as fun as they used to be.)
[03:19] Shadowcaller: (people talkiing nonses…)
[03:20] Shadowcaller: 'talking
[03:20] Happy: (they're always nonsense)
[03:20] Murska: (Well, it depends on the subject. Usually the chats are chaotic, like they should be.)
[03:20] Murska: (The best chats are collections of private conversations gathered into the same room)
[03:20] Shadowcaller: (Well, i think they are so more then us
[03:20] Happy: (either nonsense, dramaz, or dead)
[03:20] Murska: (With nobody knowing what anyone is talking about)
[03:20] Shadowcaller: *usual
[03:21] Happy: Once Aegnor and Cessie leave, Simone tries to sneak into their room.
[03:21] Happy: Hope sits down on the bed cross legged. "Okay. We can learn to deal with this. Sit here facing me."
[03:22] Shadowcaller: She won't find the orb inside the room
[03:22] Wolfbane: Promise does so, obviously uncomfortable with his form.
[03:23] Happy: She searches it very thoroughly anyway. Does she find anything of interest?
[03:23] Murska: Did they even unpack? :p
[03:23] Shadowcaller: Books, notes, spirit research
[03:24] Shadowcaller: Stuff she don't know anything about
[03:25] Shadowcaller: Arik still have his stuff lying inside his own room
[03:25] Shadowcaller: He even locked the door
[03:25] Happy: She doesn't break into Arik's room.
[03:26] Shadowcaller: Cessie goes out of the inn, this late there aren't many persons around.
[03:26] Happy: She leaves everything in Cessie's room just as she found it (or at least she's pretty sure she has) and decides to go out into the city.
[03:27] Shadowcaller: The only persons still walking around are guardsmen, and a few lantern carriers
[03:28] Happy: Hope reaches out and takes Promise's hand, studying it almost like a palm reader. "This is still you. I'm going to find a way to get used to this."
[03:28] Shadowcaller: Aegnor and Cessie walks over the second bridge they passed on theirr way here
[03:29] Shadowcaller: *their
[03:29] Murska: Aegnor remembers the way clearly, even if Cessie doesn't.
[03:29] Happy: Simone explores the area around the inn, looking for anything of interest, or signs of the underworld.
[03:31] Shadowcaller: A man dressed in colorful clothes stands leaning against a wall, drinking some most likely alchoholic brewage, he looks at Simone curiosly
[03:32] Shadowcaller: Aegnor and Cessie finds the house of masks
[03:32] Happy: She tries to appraise him, to decide if he's a pimp or a con.
[03:32] Shadowcaller: He looks like a actor of some sort
[03:33] Happy: Then Simone approaches him. "Hello, I am new to your city," she says in the local language (which probably needs a name)
[03:34] Wolfbane: Promise lets her examine him. "Hope, please, don't force yourself."
[03:34] Shadowcaller: "Hello, ain't it dangerous for a little girl to walk alone at this hour of the day? Haven't ye hard of the murders?"
[03:35] Shadowcaller: The house of masks is huge, it reminds Cessie of the opera house in Hestopia, but with a very different architecture
[03:36] Shadowcaller: "Hm, Arik told me that Zubera was said to walk the halls of that place."
[03:36] Happy: Simone's eyes grow wide. "Murders?"
[03:37] Shadowcaller: "Yes, terrible things done at night, they say its something supernatural about em too…"
[03:37] Happy: "Really? What happen?"
[03:38] Happy: Hope brings his hand to her face, and kisses the palm. "You would do it for me."
[03:39] Shadowcaller: "I dunno, there was some boy that got murdered last night, names Funru or something like that."
[03:39] Shadowcaller: "FOund him pale white, his body was frozen, like he been walking in a blizzard."
[03:40] Happy: "How the victims know each other?" She looks like a kid listening to a ghost story, longing to hear more, but terrified of it. This is, of course, an act.
[03:41] Shadowcaller: "Um I don't know really, I heard a lot of rumors but I don't really see any connection between those folks."
[03:41] Shadowcaller: "I say we got some mad people on the lose…"
[03:42] Wolfbane: Promise puts his hand on her cheek. "I just don't want you to do something you don't want to."
[03:42] Happy: "That make it scarier! They can choose anyone?" She trembles in 'terror'. "Who else they kill?"
[03:44] Shadowcaller: "Some merchant, a fisherman, one of the mayors girls and some woman named Arina…"
[03:45] Happy: "And how long this happen?"
[03:45] Shadowcaller: "We should not speak of the oni, they may come…"
[03:45] Shadowcaller: "Started just a few days ago, one kill each night, same thing, over and over…"
[03:46] Happy: "And every one look frozen?"
[03:47] Shadowcaller: "Well… I don't know about the details, but there have been strange things about every death."
[03:47] Happy: "I want to overcome this. I at least shouldn't flinch when my mate touches me."
[03:47] Happy: "But are not you afraid?"
[03:48] Shadowcaller: "No one hase been killed in the house yet." He leans closer to her "We are protected you know?"
[03:49] Shadowcaller: "Anyhow, you must be new in town girl, where ya from?"
[03:49] Murska: Aegnor accompanies Cessie while they look around the House of Masks.
[03:50] Shadowcaller: The gates are closed currently
[03:50] Happy: "Isandwana," she says. "I stow away on airship."
[03:51] Shadowcaller: There is a woman standing at the door, she looks at you when you try to enter. "Sorry, the house is closed at the moment, try tomorrow."
[03:51] Shadowcaller: "An outsider? We don't got many of those here… how did they let you in?"
[03:52] Happy: "They let the wizard in, and I follow him."
[03:53] Shadowcaller: "Wizard eh? Well, they always been above the law.."
[03:53] Wolfbane: Promise winces and removes his hand from her cheeck. "Hope, this isn't permanent. But, if you really want to…"
[03:54] Murska: (Is the woman speaking in a language we understand?)
[03:54] Shadowcaller: (Right, you can under stnad that at least.)
[03:54] Shadowcaller: (She speaks very slowly.)
[03:54] Wolfbane: cheek*
[03:54] Shadowcaller: 'understand.)
[03:54] Murska: @Cessie 'Oh well, we'll have to come back tomorrow. Anywhere else you'd like to go?'
[03:55] Shadowcaller: "Anywhere you like to go? Too bad it was closed…"
[03:55] Murska: 'I don't really know what this city has to offer. Maybe we could just go for a walk, see what we find.'
[03:56] Shadowcaller: "Hm, don't look like much at the moment, but I guess…"
[03:57] Murska: ( brb)
[03:57] Happy: "Of course it isn't permanent. Only while we're here. But I can't risk losing you." She runs her hand over the hairs on his arm. "So strange, you without fur."
[03:57] Happy: Simone, in a hushed tone: "What is the House?"
[03:58] Shadowcaller: "The house of masks, only an outsider, or a new born would not know about that, great place, great pay."
[03:59] Happy: "I could get work there?"
[04:00] Shadowcaller: "Hm, the house have its connections you see?" He seems to indicate "underground" connections
[04:01] Wolfbane: Promise smiles oddly. "You wouldn't lose me." He looks at his body. "Yes, it is very strange."
[04:02] Happy: "What sort of skills are they looking for?" Simone says, dropping the 'scared girl' act, and adopting a confident, no-nonsense tone.
[04:03] Murska: I guess Aegnor and Cessie wander around in the city. Aegnor keeps filling the map of the city in his head and they're also looking for anything interesting.
[04:03] Shadowcaller: "Well… a lot of different skills, only the best can survive in this city you see?"
[04:05] Shadowcaller: "The house have a hard time surviving with all these extra guards… or well that part of our bussniess at least."
[04:05] Shadowcaller: You see a house that have had its door barred, looks like no one have lived there for a long time
[04:07] Happy: Simone starts rolling a coin along her fingers as she talks. "I know how to survive."
[04:07] Happy: (Link:
[04:08] Shadowcaller: "Well, if you are so sure… maybe you can do me a favor, to prove your worth?"
[04:09] Happy: "Maybe."
[04:09] Shadowcaller: "I can even throw in some payment, but I warn you, its not a easy job."
[04:10] Happy: Hope reaches out and puts her hand on his face. "I don't know what's stranger, the lack of fur, or this."
[04:11] Happy: "You tell me job, I tell you if I can do it."
[04:12] Shadowcaller: "have you seen the old clan hall? The largest building in town?"
[04:12] Happy: (has she?)
[04:12] Shadowcaller: (nope its the building in your dream thought.)
[04:12] Shadowcaller: Cessie wants to go back now
[04:13] Shadowcaller: She can see the rest of the town tomorrow
[04:13] Murska: Aegnor, of course, complies.
[04:13] Happy: "Not yet," Simone says.
[04:14] Shadowcaller: "Well, its used as a govermental building now, and a storage building."
[04:15] Shadowcaller: "And I want something inside there… they know all my agents, but you may be able to pass in."
[04:15] Shadowcaller: Cessie and Aegnor returns to the inn
[04:16] Happy: "Sneak in or bluff in?"
[04:16] Shadowcaller: "Whatever you like, I only want one object thought, its a flute…"
[04:17] Wolfbane: Promise chuckles. "I don't know which is stranger either."
[04:17] Shadowcaller: "No idea where it is, but it should only be one like it inside."
[04:17] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Well, I think I will go to bed now…"
[04:18] Shadowcaller: "You can do however you like." *yawm*
[04:18] Murska: 'Yeah.'
[04:18] Shadowcaller: *yawn
[04:18] Happy: "Tell me what it look like."
[04:19] Shadowcaller: "Its black adn quite small, finely crafted, but really, you can't miss it once you see it.."
[04:19] Shadowcaller: 'and
[04:20] Murska: Aegnor lets Cessie get to sleep and then sits down on his own bed.
[04:21] Happy: Hope: /It's still him. It doesn't matter what body he wears. I can get used to this./
[04:21] Happy: "Hmph. And how it be guarded?"
[04:22] Happy: But after a moment, she draws back. "I'm sorry. I just.." Her eyes fill with tears.
[04:22] Shadowcaller: "Well, from the looks of it they guard the whole building, if you just get in, hte rest should be easy,"
[04:22] Happy: "This flute. Do it be magical?"
[04:23] Wolfbane: Promise still smiles. "It is okay. Please, trust me, I understand."
[04:23] Shadowcaller: "Err… well, lets just not use it okay?"
[04:24] Murska: Aegnor blanks and tries to focus on certain voices, prefarably the ones that feel more powerful.
[04:25] Happy: Happy leans forward and kisses his lips softly. "Thank you."
[04:25] Shadowcaller: /Another dead, they are coming, again and again… can't anyone stop them?/
[04:25] Happy: "I scope place tomorrow and see. Maybe take job. Maybe not."
[04:25] Shadowcaller: /The enemy enter the village, must kill… mortal spirits…/
[04:26] Shadowcaller: "I will notice if you return with the flute or not…"
[04:27] Happy: "If job look too big for me, I not take. I not stupid," Simone says fiercely.
[04:27] Murska: Aegnor focuses on other voices, trying to find one that would sound reasonably coherent or say something that would spark his interest.
[04:27] Shadowcaller: He chuckles "Well, its the only way in, in this town, you just need to be that good to do anything."
[04:28] Shadowcaller: /Balance… they are dying, please help!/
[04:29] Happy: "What your name?"
[04:29] Murska: After he notices that the general tone of all the voices seem to be the same, he picks a reasonably strong one. /Greetings./
[04:30] Shadowcaller: "I got a lot of names girl, you can call me Sim however…"
[04:31] Murska: (Hmm. Aegnor and Cessie go check out the House of Masks tomorrow and, oh wonder, who do they run into, trying to steal something from it… :P)
[04:31] Happy: (Sim and Simone?)
[04:31] Happy: (different place)
[04:32] Shadowcaller: "Is is you again speaker? For the last time I am… oh, you are not her."
[04:32] Murska: (Yeah)
[04:32] Shadowcaller: *it
[04:32] Shadowcaller: "Who are you?"
[04:32] Murska: (Oh well. I'm sure someone'll catch her eventually.)
[04:32] Murska: /Aegnor. You?/
[04:33] Wolfbane: Promise blushes and puts on his hide cloak. "Maybe this will help."
[04:33] Happy: "Sim, eh? Like me?" She grins. "I am Simone."
[04:34] Shadowcaller: /A mortal like you should call me the kami of silent rest./
[04:35] Shadowcaller: "Hm, never tell anyone that name, sticks out too muc, too easy too remember."
[04:35] Shadowcaller: *much
[04:35] Happy: Hope reaches out and squeezes his shoulder through the cloak, and smiles, relieved. "Much better. It still feels like you."
[04:36] Murska: /Okay, Kami of Silent Rest… isn't that a bit long for ordinary conversation?/
[04:37] Shadowcaller: /I am not used to having conversations with mortals, I do not know what names you can and can not use, you may call me whatever you want./
[04:37] Happy: ((You want me to rename /another/ character, SC? O.o))
[04:37] Shadowcaller: ((No, but she might want to use different names to everyone she speaks too.))
[04:38] Murska: /Who is this 'she' you thought I was?/
[04:38] Wolfbane: Promise grins. "Maybe I should buy some fur clothing or hide armor while here."
[04:38] Happy: "Then you call me Little Sim."
[04:38] Shadowcaller: /The other speaker, she have been trying to get my attention for some time./
[04:39] Shadowcaller: He smiles "Well, that is a intresting name, I might want to change mine if you ever get caught thought."
[04:40] Murska: /I would like to find this other speaker. Do you know how I could do that?/
[04:40] Happy: She grins. "I see you later." And she sneaks off, to eventually, by a circuitous route, make her way back to the inn.
[04:41] Happy: Hope: "I think if you slept with that on, I could curl up being you and it would still feel like you."
[04:41] Shadowcaller: /I do not know how your world works mortal, you concept of distance confuses me greatly, I can see when she is but not "where" as you call it./
[04:42] Shadowcaller: 'your
[04:42] Wolfbane: Promise smiles. "Do you think we would have time tonight? I'm sure if we found Simone, she'd translate for us."
[04:43] Wolfbane: (I am assuming they have money)
[04:43] Shadowcaller: (Not Hyrillian Money.)
[04:43] Wolfbane: (oh…)
[04:43] Shadowcaller: (Get that money exchanged…)
[04:44] Happy: Hope: "I don't think so, now that it's dark."
[04:46] Happy: (does Simone see the guild hall while sneaking around?)
[04:47] Shadowcaller: (she dose, its hard to miss beacuse of its size.)
[04:47] Wolfbane: Promise sighs. "Yes, I suppose it is."
[04:47] Shadowcaller: (there are a lot of guards around it.)
[04:47] Murska: /So you know no way for us to meet?/
[04:47] Happy: She scopes it out, looking for security, ways to sneak in, or anything else.
[04:48] Shadowcaller: /Why do you like to met her speaker? She cuases nothing but pain and suffering./
[04:49] Shadowcaller: There are a lot of windows (something that is rare in other countries.)
[04:49] Murska: /If that is so, then to get her to stop./
[04:49] Shadowcaller: /She is already allied with many, you are just a child coming here./
[04:50] Shadowcaller: She might be able to climb into on of those.
[04:50] Shadowcaller: *one
[04:51] Happy: She tries to climb up enough to look in, but not break in yet.
[04:52] Shadowcaller: SHe manages to get a quick peak before a guard shows up, insdie there is nothing but creates, she might have found something else in the upper levels of the house thought.
[04:52] Happy: It has multiple levels?
[04:52] Shadowcaller: Its ahuge house is it no?
[04:53] Shadowcaller: 'a huge
[04:53] Shadowcaller: 'not
[04:53] Happy: okay, just generally warehouses are all one level.
[04:53] Happy: She hides before the guard can see her. Unless she needs to flee.
[04:53] Shadowcaller: Its not only a ware house
[04:53] Shadowcaller: Its a govermental building
[04:54] Shadowcaller: With parts of Japos herm included
[04:54] Shadowcaller: 'harem
[04:55] Murska: (Arg. What was the name of the duality-spirit again. >.<)
[04:55] Happy: (iname)
[04:55] Happy: (does she remain unseen?)
[04:55] Shadowcaller: ´(she appears to be.)
[04:56] Murska: /Well, Iname told me to contact her…/
[04:56] Happy: After a while, she tries to get near the building again, this time climbing a drain spout to see through the windows on the upper floors.
[04:57] Shadowcaller: /Did they now?… you carry the word of a great kami speaker, my advice to you is to find her allies, they could guide you to her./
[04:58] Murska: /Well, that just replaces the task. I have no more knowledge on finding her allies than her./
[04:59] Shadowcaller: She dose so, and can see into a upper window a huge bathroom right now its empty but she suspect that its often used
[05:00] Shadowcaller: /One of her allies is the Baku, but it can be a bit.. hard to speak with./
[05:01] Happy: She waits quietly to see if anyone comes in, counting on her dark skin and hair to keep her from being seen from anyone within.
[05:02] Happy: Hope locks the door, still fearful of this city, wishing they were back in the wilderness.
[05:02] Shadowcaller: A naked woman enters the bath room
[05:03] Shadowcaller: She take no ntoice of Simone and seats herself into a bath that have been waiting for her
[05:03] Happy: /A whore house then/
[05:04] Shadowcaller: *notice
[05:04] Shadowcaller: (she thinks that?)
[05:05] Murska: /What would you suggest?/
[05:05] Happy: (yes, she thinks that)
[05:05] Shadowcaller: /Speak to it or try to find another of her allies, they can not be too hard to find, they want to destroy the balance./
[05:06] Wolfbane: Promise notices Hope's glance. "I wish we were out of here too."
[05:06] Murska: /Why would they want that?/
[05:07] Happy: Simone climbs along to another window.
[05:07] Shadowcaller: /They want to break up the contact with the humans, they do not consider them worthy of their presence./
[05:08] Shadowcaller: /The humans do not show any love for us spirits, despite how much we do for them./
[05:08] Murska: /They are like that. And it doesn't help that so few can communicate with you./
[05:08] Happy: Hope takes out the white blanket from the ceremony and spreads it over one of the beds. "Let's go to bed, love."
[05:09] Shadowcaller: Simone see other rooms, some of them like offices, others like bedrooms
[05:09] Wolfbane: Promise smiles at her. "Yes, lets get some sleep."
[05:09] Happy: Are there any more guards inside?
[05:10] Shadowcaller: /They are indeed blind, before they did worship us, but then they stopped…/
[05:10] Shadowcaller: Nope
[05:10] Shadowcaller: Not what she can see
[05:10] Shadowcaller: Just more women
[05:11] Murska: /I've heard the human emperor who rules this land has banned the worship of anyone but himself./
[05:11] Happy: Hope curls up with him, the hide cloak helping her to feel that it's really her Wolfen, and not a strange man in bed with her.
[05:13] Shadowcaller: /…why would he do such a thing? Many of us die every day beacuse our energy is used up and yet he forbids them to worship us?/
[05:13] Shadowcaller: /But I will not join her, I will remain here…/
[05:16] Shadowcaller: /She says we can end the humans rule and their energy draining, to be free once again… but I do not belive in such changes, but many of my kind do./
[05:16] Murska: /He wants to become a god himself, I believe./
[05:18] Shadowcaller: /The reasons of his crime is as unimportant as the kami in the waterfall, he has cuased a lot of pain and turned the ones that help his people in this world against the,/
[05:18] Shadowcaller: 'them
[05:18] Murska: /Yeah, he's an idiot. Oh well, in my experience, most people are./
[05:19] Shadowcaller: There appears to be no guards in the upper levels, just more "whores".
[05:20] Happy: She tries to get a mental layout of the building in her head, and then climbs up to the roof.
[05:21] Murska: /I had better try to find a way to contact this other speaker, then. According to you, the sooner we find a way to fix the state of affairs, the better./
[05:22] Shadowcaller: /Yes, we are already suffering, it would please us all grealy if you can do this for us speaker./
[05:22] Wolfbane: Promise is thankful that Hope curls up next to him. He is also thankful that she can't see the sadness on his face. He really doesn't like that fact that he has to hide.
[05:22] Happy: (help us, Aegnor wan Kenobi! You're are only hope!)
[05:23] Murska: /I'll try./
[05:24] Shadowcaller: /Do so then speaker… I hope our ways will cross again./
[05:25] Murska: /Indeed. Farewell, Kami of the Silent Rest./
[05:25] Shadowcaller: /Farwell…/
[05:26] Murska: Aegnor checks for any voices he can hear that would seem to be on the other speaker's side.
[05:27] Shadowcaller: You can feel yourself grow cold, there is a spirit very near… but it dose not speak to you
[05:27] Happy: "We'll get safely out of this horrible place together. I promise."
[05:28] Shadowcaller: Everyone in the building can feel the same thing, a chill
[05:28] Murska: Aegnor contacts the spirit in question. /Who are you?/
[05:28] Shadowcaller: The spirit is manifesting, somewhere near, it wants something
[05:28] Happy: Hope leaps to her feet and grabs her sword.
[05:29] Happy: (Meanwhile, does Simone make it to the roof?)
[05:29] Wolfbane: Promise feels the chill and grabs his nearby spear.
[05:29] Murska: Aegnor stands up from his bed.
[05:29] Shadowcaller: There is no response
[05:29] Murska: Can Aegnor sense where the spirit is manifesting?
[05:29] Shadowcaller: Suddnely Hop can hear Kuoris voice, /One of your beloved are in grave danger…/
[05:30] Shadowcaller: The spirit is manifesting very near you
[05:30] Shadowcaller: *hope
[05:30] Happy: Hope storms out of the room. "Cessie! Aegnor! Ai!"
[05:31] Murska: Aegnor draws a dagger and, after a moment of thought, raises the hand with the ring. After all, blades don't cut spirits very well. 'Cessie! Wake up!'
[05:31] Shadowcaller: The inn grows colder
[05:31] Wolfbane: Promise follows her, searching for anything hostile.
[05:31] Shadowcaller: Cessie wakes up "WHat?"
[05:31] Murska: 'There's a hostile spirit nearby… At least I'm pretty sure it's hostile.'
[05:31] Shadowcaller: "Why is it so cold in here?"
[05:31] Happy: Hearing Aegnor's voice, Hope decides he's safe, and rushes into Ai's room.
[05:32] Shadowcaller: Inside Ai's room its pure white, the walls seems to have frozen to ice
[05:32] Shadowcaller: There is woman in white clothes
[05:32] Murska: Aegnor goes to the hallway.
[05:32] Happy: Where is Ai?
[05:32] Wolfbane: Promise is behind Hope.
[05:33] Shadowcaller: No where to be seen
[05:33] Shadowcaller: The woman smiles at you, her lips are blood red, then she is gone
[05:34] Happy: Hope screams for him, mentally and physically.
[05:34] Murska: Aegnor sees Ai's room from the hallway and rushes there.
[05:34] Shadowcaller: There is no response
[05:34] Happy: /Kuori! Where is he?!/
[05:34] Shadowcaller: The room seem almost to have frozen in time
[05:34] Shadowcaller: /He is… gone./
[05:35] Wolfbane: Promise searches through the room for anything telling.
[05:35] Happy: Hope falls to her knees, weeping.
[05:35] Happy: /How?/
[05:35] Murska: Aegnor searches for anything he can sense from the room with his mind.
[05:35] Shadowcaller: /I am sorry I could not protect him… the spirit took him, it killed him./
[05:36] Happy: "No… no… where is his soul?" Hope, distraught, says the words aloud without realizing it.
[05:36] Shadowcaller: The room is empty, nothing is there, someone might have been sitting on the bed…
[05:37] Shadowcaller: /Its… joining the others, there is no peace to be found here./
[05:37] Wolfbane: Promise gives up searching and goes to Hope.
[05:37] Shadowcaller: /Something is very wrong,,,/
[05:38] Happy: "How do we fight this?"
[05:38] Shadowcaller: "There is something… its blocking my influence./
[05:39] Murska: Aegnor supports himself on a wall. His eyes glisten as he understands what must have happened.
[05:39] Happy: Hope clings to Promise, weeping against him.
[05:40] Happy: "Tell me how to fight this. Tell me how to release him," she begs between her sobs.
[05:40] Shadowcaller: Cessie is still confused, she looks at the others and ifnally understand that something terrible must have happend
[05:41] Shadowcaller: /I can not see clearly, the spirits are in uproar, they are blocking…/
[05:41] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "What.. happend?"
[05:41] Wolfbane: Promise holds her tighter, trying to comfort her, but knowing it won't do much.
[05:41] Happy: "The spirits are in uproar, they are blocking" Hope says aloud.
[05:42] Shadowcaller: You can't hear Kuoris voice anymore
[05:42] Murska: 'Ai… is gone.'
[05:42] Shadowcaller: "What? Thats impossible! How do you…"
[05:43] Happy: "His soul has joined the others. There is no peace here."
[05:43] Shadowcaller: "What are you talking about?"
[05:44] Shadowcaller: Cessie is trying to hold herself togheter, she still hopes that its a missunderstanding
[05:44] Happy: "He said there was a prescence he needed to figure out. Those were the last words he said to me."
[05:44] Shadowcaller: *together
[05:44] Murska: Aegnor tries to contact any spirits nearby. /What happened here?/
[05:45] Shadowcaller: There is terrilbe crying in the spirit world, chaos everywhere
[05:46] Shadowcaller: You can't make out any words at all
[05:46] Happy: "You said we would be safe here, Cessie!"
[05:46] Wolfbane: Promise holds Hope. "We will find him peace and find what did this. I swear it."
[05:47] Shadowcaller: Cessie looks stunned. The events of the night appears to finally cauhgt up to her
[05:47] Shadowcaller: *caught
[05:47] Murska: Aegnor isn't paying attention to them. He's trying to calm down the spirits, by force if necessary.
[05:47] Shadowcaller: SHe seeks comfort against Aegnor
[05:47] Murska: (however futile that is)
[05:48] Murska: Finally Cessie's touch breaks through to him.
[05:48] Happy: *sobbing* "You said we would be safe."
[05:48] Shadowcaller: The spirits are impossible to calm down right now, something terrible have happend
[05:48] Murska: He hugs her, tears finally escaping from his eyes.
[05:49] Shadowcaller: Cessie don't eevn say a word, she seems somewhere between shock and sorrow
[05:49] Shadowcaller: *even
[05:51] Shadowcaller: She clings to Aegnor like to a rock in a terrible storm
[05:51] Wolfbane: Promise picks up Hope and grabs her sword. He then looks at Aegnor. "I'll take her back to our room. I'll try to calm her down and she may be in shock."
[05:52] Murska: Aegnor manages a nod. He seems really shaken up by this.
[05:53] Shadowcaller: Cessie is still unmoving from her position next to Aegnor
[05:54] Happy: "No… no, we have to stay together," Hope says.
[05:55] Wolfbane: Promise looks at Aegnor again. "She is right. We should stay together now."
[05:55] Shadowcaller: Ai's magic seems to linger, so no one can hear your cries from downstairs
[05:56] Murska: (Good thing since Aegnor hasn't put on his disguise)
[05:56] Wolfbane: "Which room should we go in?"
[05:57] Murska: Aegnor raises his shoulders slightly and drops them, as a shrug. He's still holding Cessie tightly, and not looking directly at anyone.
[05:58] Wolfbane: "We'll move in with you if that is okay. We have less belonging."
[05:59] Shadowcaller: You can hear sounds from down stairs, someone have entered the inn
[06:00] Happy: Hope tries to extract herself from Promise and grab her sword again
[06:00] Shadowcaller: You can hear someone walk up the stairs
[06:00] Wolfbane: Promise sets Hope down easily. "Guys, where is Simone?"
[06:01] Wolfbane: He readies his spear at the noise.
[06:01] Happy: Hope stands in a combat stance, expecting Arik, but ready to attack if it's not.
[06:01] Shadowcaller: A familiar robbed man can be seen in the hallway, he looks at you suprised
[06:02] Shadowcaller: Arik: "What in the name of Helios is going on here?"
[06:02] * Wolfbane has left the conversation.
[06:02] Happy: Hope lowers her sword.
[06:02] Shadowcaller: ()
[06:03] *
moc.liamtoh|700enabflow#moc.liamtoh|700enabflow (Wolfbane) has joined the conversation.
[06:04] Happy: [06:01] Happy: Hope stands in a combat stance, expecting Arik, but ready to attack if it's not.
[06:01] Shadowcaller: A familiar robbed man can be seen in the hallway, he looks at you suprised
[06:02] Shadowcaller: Arik: "What in the name of Helios is going on here?"
[06:02] *** Wolfbane has left the conversation.
[06:02] Happy: Hope lowers her sword.
[06:04] Shadowcaller: Arik comes closer, seeing Cessie and Aegnor so close to each other "What has happend? Tell me."
[06:05] Wolfbane: Promise lowers his spear. "Ai is… gone." He says the last word with meaning.
[06:05] Happy: "He was murdered by a spirit."
[06:06] Shadowcaller: "What? Impossible, spirits can't just kill people, servants least of all…"
[06:07] Wolfbane: "This one could."
[06:07] Happy: "Kuori told me. Ai is dead, and his soul trapped."
[06:07] Shadowcaller: "What did exactly happend? Describe in details."
[06:07] Wolfbane: Promise explains what all happened.
[06:08] Happy: "Kuori told me someone I loved was in danger. But by the time I got to his room, he was gone. Just the ice, and the woman with blood lips."
[06:09] Happy: (Does Simone find anything interesting on the roof? Any access points?)
[06:09] Shadowcaller: "A woman you say? I'm afraid I don't know much about spirits, I hope Jopo will, we need to clear this up…"
[06:09] Shadowcaller: (the roof appears to have a locked hatch.)
[06:10] Happy: Simone climbs down, and, still sneaking around, tries to see how the guards are armed.
[06:11] Shadowcaller: The guards are as armoured as the ones at the gate
[06:11] Shadowcaller: They both carry arrows, bows and swords
[06:11] Happy: Simone finally finds her way back to the inn.
[06:12] Happy: Hope "Clear this up? This isn't a puzzle, this is a life!"
[06:13] Murska: Aegnor has calmed himself down during the conversation.
[06:14] Shadowcaller: "Of course, of course… I just need you all to calm down a bit so you can think straight okay?"
[06:14] Wolfbane: Promise puts a hand on her shoulder and squeezes it gently. "Hope, I'll gather our things and put them in the other room, okay?"
[06:14] Happy: Hope turns and buries her face against Promise, her issues with his appearance completely forgotten.
[06:15] Wolfbane: He holds her.
[06:15] Shadowcaller: "Aegnor, can you make more sense of this then these two?"
[06:16] Murska: Aegnor takes a deep breath. 'The spirits are angry because they aren't worshipped anymore. They are losing their power and suffering and as a result some of them have turned against humans, led by another spiritspeaker.
[06:16] Wolfbane: He looks at her. "Come, lets gather our things quickly and move."
[06:17] Happy: Hope goes with Promise
[06:18] Shadowcaller: Arik raises a eye brown "What? How do you know all this?"
[06:18] Murska: 'I did some investigating amongst them.'
[06:18] Shadowcaller: "I see…"
[06:19] Murska: 'I don't know much about this particular attack, though. A spirit manifested and attacked Ai. It was all over very fast.'
[06:19] Wolfbane: Promise holds onto Hope as they go to their room. Once inside, he hugs her tightly.
[06:19] Happy: Simone returns to the inn and creeps up the stairs.
[06:19] Murska: (Is Cessie showing any signs of calming down?)
[06:20] Shadowcaller: (she appears calmer yes.)
[06:20] Happy: Hope hugs him back tightly, and then silently gathers their possessions, especially the white blanket.
[06:21] Wolfbane: Promise packs what little he carries and then helps Hope with whatever is left.
[06:21] Happy: ((SC: you are mean mean mean to make me roleplay grief so soon after what happened in ffrp this week v.v))
[06:21] Shadowcaller: "Hm, I need to speak to Jopo about this, its grave new indeed…"
[06:21] Shadowcaller: (…It was planned <.<)
[06:21] Happy: (I figured)
[06:22] Murska: (Wouldn't it be easier to roleplay grief in many games at the same time rather than roleplay joy in one and grief in another?)
[06:22] Shadowcaller: "How is my sister holding up?"
[06:22] Murska: 'She seems to be calming down.'
[06:23] Happy: Simone makes it upstairs. When she sees everyone in confusion, she tries to stay in the shadows unseen.
[06:23] Wolfbane: (Can Promise smell her?)
[06:23] Happy: (I imagine so)
[06:23] Shadowcaller: "Good… I need to make arragements at once, I… tell her I be back later okay?"
[06:24] Murska: 'I will.'
[06:24] Murska: Aegnor carefully leads Cessie back into their room.
[06:24] Shadowcaller: "Good.."
[06:24] Shadowcaller: Arik leaves the inn once again
[06:24] Wolfbane: Promise can smell Simone from the hallway. "Simone? Is that you?"
[06:25] Happy: Simone steps out, looking frightened. "What is it?"
[06:26] Shadowcaller: Cessie lies down in her bed, she appears much calmer
[06:26] Shadowcaller: "Dear gods…"
[06:26] Happy: Hope goes into Cessie and Aegnor's room.
[06:27] Wolfbane: Promise almost can't tell her the news. "Ai… is dead."
[06:27] Shadowcaller: She sobs
[06:27] Happy: Simone goes pale, and this time it isn't an act. "The murders?"
[06:27] Murska: Aegnor sits onto his own bed, staring at his hands.
[06:28] Happy: "Was he frozen? Was it the oni?"
[06:29] Wolfbane: Promise blinks. "His body wasn't there, but the room was covered in ice. How did you know?"
[06:31] Happy: "Where is Aegnor?"
[06:31] Shadowcaller: Cessie have stopped sobbing, she just lais there in bed, for some reason this unsettles you more then we she was
[06:32] Happy: Hope sits on the floor in Cessie and Aegnor's room, clutching the blanket, remembering how happy he had been at their wedding.
[06:32] Wolfbane: "The others are in his room, we are all staying in there tonight. Come on, lets go. You can tell the others what you know."
[06:33] Shadowcaller: *when
[06:34] Murska: Aegnor doesn't say anything and doesn't look up.
[06:34] Happy: Simone follows him into Aegnor's room, not showing her shock and grief.
[06:35] Wolfbane: Promise sits next to Hope and puts an arm aroundher "Simone, how did you know about the ice, and what did you mean by Oni?"
[06:38] Happy: "I go out to get feel of city. I meet a busker who warn me about the murders. He say that last night, a boy found frozen. And he say "We should not speak of Oni, they may come."
[06:39] Murska: There is no reaction from Aegnor.
[06:41] Wolfbane: "How many?"
[06:42] Happy: "He say it start a few days ago, one each night. He not say how many."
[06:43] Happy: She debates within herself whether to mention the House of Masks, and it's connection, but finally decides not to, yet. If she steals the orb while they are in Kyou, she'll need the underground's protection.
[06:44] Shadowcaller: Cessie appears to have fallen asleep
[06:45] Happy: (she's probing Simone's mind, isn't she?)
[06:45] Shadowcaller: (nope.)
[06:45] Shadowcaller: (She is just sleeping.)
[06:46] Happy: "The Oni? Could that be the name for that … thing? But he said it like it was plural."
[06:47] Wolfbane: "Did he say anything useful? Anything at all that we can use to find it?"
[06:48] Happy: "I not ask that. I not know we being to look for killer." Her voice is defensive.
[06:49] Wolfbane: (Does Promise notice?)
[06:49] Happy: (It's in the tone of her voice, so sure.)
[06:50] Murska: Aegnor still doesn't move, but he says something very quietly.
[06:51] Wolfbane: Promise hears her tone. "Simone, if you know something else, tell us. You don't want Ai's murderer to get away, do you?"
[06:52] Murska: Aegnor repeats his words a bit louder. 'I have a lead.'
[06:52] Happy: A flash of vulnerability crosses Simone's face for a moment, revealing genuine grief, before her tough facade is back.
[06:53] Happy: "What is it?" Hope asks, desperate for anything.
[06:53] Wolfbane: Promise notices Simone, but turns to Aegnor. "You do?"
[06:53] Happy: ((having secret conversations now, are you? :P))
[06:54] Murska: 'The spirit who attacked Ai. She must be one of those working with the other speaker against the humans.'
[06:54] Shadowcaller: Nope <.<
[06:54] Wolfbane: "But why attack Ai?"
[06:54] Wolfbane: "Ai would never harm anyone."
[06:55] Murska: 'The attacks have been described as random. This might have been a coincidence. Maybe they wanted to attack Ai because Ai was a servant of a god. Or maybe Ai had found something out… Happy mentioned her last words having been something about an odd presence…
[06:56] Happy: "He said there was a presence he needed to figure out."
[06:56] Murska: Aegnor doesn't mention the worst(to him) possibility: The speaker had noticed his queries and attacked near him as a warning.
[06:57] Wolfbane: "Maybe Ai had figured it out and it knew."
[06:57] Happy: "Or when he contacted him, they hungered for a Servant's soul."
[06:59] Happy: "Are you finish? I go to bed now?" Simone moves towards the door.
[06:59] Wolfbane: "Simone, we are all sleeping in here tonight I think."
[07:00] Happy: "We are?" She looks to Aegnor.
[07:00] Murska: 'Yeah. We better.'
[07:01] Happy: She's silent for a moment, then says, "I go get my things."
[07:02] Happy: Hope says quietly, "I can't remember if I ever told him how much I loved him."
[07:03] Wolfbane: Promise nods to Simone to leave before turning to Hope. "I am sure he knew."
[07:04] Happy: Simone slips out the door.
[07:05] Murska: Aegnor gets up and walks towards the door.
[07:05] Happy: Hope reaches for Promise's hand.
[07:06] Happy: "He was overjoyed for us." And she bursts into tears again
[07:07] Wolfbane: Promise holds her soothingly. "Yes, he was."
[07:07] Murska: He leaves the room, trying to think of a quiet place.
[07:07] Murska: After a while, he decides to climb to the roof.
[07:10] Murska: He finds a spot where he isn't visible or audible to anyone below, takes out his instruments and plays. The song is like the one in the glade in that he pours his sadness into it, but he plays it quietly, to himself, to clear his head.
[07:11] Wolfbane: Promise picks up Hope and sets her on the vacent bed. "Try to get some sleep, I will keep watch and make sure Simone comes back."
[07:13] Happy: Hope nods, but she doesn't think she can sleep.
[07:14] Happy: Simone seems to be taking a while to return though.
[07:14] Shadowcaller: Cessie seems to have managed too at least
[07:14] Shadowcaller: *to
[07:14] Wolfbane: Promise is torn between looking for Simone and staying with Hope.
[07:15] Happy: Hope is troubled by Aegnor not being in the room. She wants her entire tribe where she can see them.
[07:15] Shadowcaller: /Spirit Speaker? / Aegnor hears a unfamiliar voice in his head
[07:15] Wolfbane: Finally he caves in. "Hope, I am going to check on Simone, okay? I will be back quickly. I promise nothing will happen."
[07:16] Murska: /What?/ Aegnor stops playing.
[07:16] Shadowcaller: /Did you know the dead one?/
[07:16] Happy: She sits up, looking alarmed for a moment, thinking to go with him, and then deciding Cessie needed more protection.
[07:17] Happy: She nods to Wolfbane.
[07:17] Happy: *Promise
[07:17] Shadowcaller: (
[07:17] Happy: (:P)
[07:17] Wolfbane: "I'll be back in a moment." Promise leaves the room and goes to Simone's.
[07:17] Murska: /Yes… yes I did./
[07:18] Happy: Simone's room is empty, but there is a note on the bed.
[07:18] Happy: "I go learn more. I be back by dawn. Do not follow! To follow put me in more danger. I be safer alone."
[07:19] Wolfbane: Promise sighs while shaking his head and takes the note back to the room.
[07:21] Wolfbane: He sits on the bed and holds Hope. "Simone went to find out more information. She says that she'll be back by dawn and not to follow her because it will put her in more danger."
[07:21] Shadowcaller: /Hm, then consider this also as a warning, do not try to stop us, I might spend even more time with the next of your loved ones, the girl maybe?/ The voice sounds amused.
[07:21] Shadowcaller: /I can already hear her scream, like music to my ears…/
[07:22] Murska: Aegnor doesn't answer, except with a wave of pure hatred.
[07:23] Shadowcaller: The voice is gone again
[07:24] Murska: Aegnor stands up on the roof, looking into the maze of the city streets. 'You have made a mistake.'
[07:27] Murska: (At this point his mind abandons his previous plan to continue talking to the spirits somewhere else, since he now knows that would still be met with an attack on his friends. He thinks through his choices, but can't help but to come to the conclusion that he cannot leave Cessie or the others in danger to try and pursue the attacker.)
[07:28] Murska: He nimbly descends from the roof and returns to the room.
[07:29] Murska: (Hmm. We've RPd what, 16 hours?)
[07:29] Shadowcaller: (Um, lets say no…<.<)
[07:32] Happy: "What should we do?" Hope asks, completely conflicted. Her gut tells her to pursue, but her mind tells her that she doesn't know how to hunt in a city.
[07:33] Wolfbane: "I think we should trust Simone. She knows her way around better than us."
[07:33] Murska: (I'll have Aegnor enter at a suitable moment.)
[07:34] Happy: "She's just a child." But then, when she'd been Simone's age, she'd gone hunting alone.
[07:35] Wolfbane: "Yes, she is, but I think that if she says that following her would hurt her, then we should believe it."
[07:35] Happy: (Link:
[07:35] Happy: "I don't know."
[07:37] Wolfbane: Promise gently lays her down and covers her with the white blanket and his cloak. "Trust me, try to get some sleep, okay? She'll be fine." He hopes.
[07:38] Murska: Aegnor enters the room. He seems to again be in complete control of himself, but all the slightest traces of the calm he had achieved in the wedding are gone.
[07:39] Happy: (:()
[07:40] Murska: (He already blamed himself for not acting faster and saving Ai and now he also knows that it was his fault she was attacked in the first place.)
[07:40] Shadowcaller: (Well, not exactly, but it was added.)
[07:42] Happy: Hope sits up as soon as Aegnor enters. "Simone ran off."
[07:42] Murska: 'Should've known.'
[07:42] Wolfbane: Promise sighs at Hope getting up and hands the note to Aegnor.
[07:43] Murska: Aegnor reads it quickly and then hands it back without a word.
[07:43] Wolfbane: Promise takes the note and tries to get Hope to lay down again. "What do you make of it?
[07:44] Murska: 'It might be true. I hope she doesn't get caught.'
[07:44] Happy: "You don't think we should go after her?"
[07:45] Murska: 'We would never catch her in this city.'
[07:45] Happy: "Promise could track her."
[07:46] Murska: 'Even if by some miracle her scent wouldn't disappear into the hundreds everywhere around, we would never catch her.'
[07:46] Wolfbane: Promise shakes his head. "I want to, but I stand out too much. If someone noticed, they could realize I was following her."
[07:47] Happy: Hope finally accepts this, lying back down and curling up in a ball. "Which watch is mine?"
[07:47] Wolfbane: "I'll wake you up when it is your turn."
[07:47] Murska: (yeah right)
[07:48] Wolfbane: He has no intention of waking her up at all.
[07:49] Murska: Aegnor would want to stay up for the whole night, but he knows that he won't be at his best if he does that.
[07:49] Happy: Hope pulls the hide cloak to her, which still has some of Promise's wolfen scent, and tries to sleep.
[07:50] Murska: (By this point Aegnor has arrived to the conclusion that he needs allies from the spirit realm.)
[07:51] Wolfbane: Promise stays next to Hope's side until she falls asleep and indicates to Aegnor that he should sleep too.
[07:51] Murska: Aegnor sits near Cessie's bed with his back against the wall and closes his eyes. He forces himself to sleep with his own magic.
[07:52] Happy: (and the players all go to get some sleep now?)
[07:53] Murska: (10am. :P)
[07:53] Wolfbane: Once Hope is asleep, Promise sits by the door in case anything should happen during the night. It was going to be a long one.

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