Kyou 2

[16:35] Happy: Simone creeps through the streets, back to the Guild Hall
[16:36] Shadowcaller: The guards look bored, whoever the murderers are, the guards have not even been close to catching them
[16:38] Shadowcaller: So they are not as attentive as they should be, these murderes keeps them up all night, but no one have seen even a glipmse of them
[16:39] Happy: Simone decides to enter through a window on the ground floor.
[16:39] Shadowcaller: She dose so, there appears to be a storage space here
[16:40] Happy: she begins a methodical search, looking for the flute
[16:41] Shadowcaller: She will have to open a lot of stuff then, she may making a lot of noises
[16:41] Happy: oh, she won't make any noise then
[16:41] Happy: she'll search what she can without doing that
[16:42] Shadowcaller: She find a lot of intresting thing (that I can mention in greater detail if you like) but not the flute in question
[16:43] Happy: interesting things? do tell.
[16:44] Shadowcaller: A very expensive looking knife, a small spy-glass, a item that she may or may not know as a compass
[16:44] Happy: she'll take those then
[16:45] Happy: Tuck them into various hidden pockets in the folds of her saree
[16:46] Shadowcaller: Okay, she hears someone walking inside

[16:46] Happy: She hides herself when she hears someone coming
[16:46] Wolfbane: heh
[16:47] Shadowcaller: Its one of the guards, he looks around the area, for anything out of place
[16:47] Shadowcaller: Do he notice anything?
[16:48] Happy: Nothing should be out of place but the items she just stole.
[16:48] Shadowcaller: (and you don't notice that unless you open the creates they were in I guess?)
[16:49] Happy: She waits quietly for him to get bored and leave.
[16:49] Shadowcaller: He dose soon enough
[16:50] Shadowcaller: The area is not empty once again
[16:50] Shadowcaller: *now
[16:50] Happy: If she can find no sign of the flute, she'll look for a way upstairs.
[16:51] Shadowcaller: She see stairs leading up to a higher level, but also two guards speaking to each other
[16:52] Shadowcaller: They stand in the middle of the stairs
[16:52] Happy: no other way up?
[16:52] Shadowcaller: (well, unless she use the ight windows…)
[16:52] Shadowcaller: *higher
[16:52] Happy: (that was her next plan)
[16:52] Shadowcaller: Not what she can see
[16:53] Happy: She slips back out the window, and climbs to the next level to climb through a window.
[16:53] Shadowcaller: The bathhouse then?
[16:53] Shadowcaller: *bathroom
[16:53] Happy: yes
[16:53] Shadowcaller: (what time is it right now?)
[16:54] Happy: (should be middle of the night)
[16:54] Shadowcaller: Then the bathroom is empty
[16:54] Happy: She climbs inside.
[16:54] Shadowcaller: She can see a few hand mirrors and necklances
[16:55] Shadowcaller: If she looks for more things to steal that is
[16:55] Happy: Now that she's in an inhabited part, she's more careful. She's only looking for the flute.
[16:56] Shadowcaller: beautiful germants lies on the floor
[16:56] Happy: Doesn't want someone noticing a missing thing while she's still there and calling for the guards.
[16:56] Shadowcaller: 'garments
[16:56] Shadowcaller: There are three exits from the bathroom
[16:58] Happy: Simone goes to each door in turn, listening at it.
[16:58] Shadowcaller: There is no sound made from either of them, or at least not what she can hear
[17:00] Shadowcaller: There is light coming from behind two of the doors, the third one leads to a dark room
[17:01] Happy: brb
[17:01] Shadowcaller: (okay.)
[17:04] Wolfbane: (*cheers on Secret Agent Commando Simone*)
[17:05] Shadowcaller: (Well, she made of with some magic items pretty easy…)
[17:05] Wolfbane: (Oo, anything good?)
[17:05] Shadowcaller: (The guards can't be too used to thieves.)
[17:05] Shadowcaller: (You will see, its her items anyway.)
[17:06] Shadowcaller: (Or well, it is her items if she can prevent them from giving them back to their rightful owners.)
[17:06] Happy: She goes into the dark room.
[17:06] Shadowcaller: There are a lot of beds here, and persons sleeping in them
[17:06] Happy: (a knife, a spy glass, and a compass)
[17:07] Shadowcaller: Only women from the looks of it
[17:07] Happy: Simone leaves without searching. She doesn't think the flute would be in here, and doesn't want to risk waking them.
[17:08] Shadowcaller: Suddenly she can hear a voice when she is about to leave the room "Hey, what are you doing up so late?"
[17:08] Happy: (male or female?)
[17:08] Shadowcaller: (female)
[17:09] Happy: She answers in the language of Kyou, trying to make her voice sound more adult, and also sleepy "Have to pee"
[17:11] Shadowcaller: She can see the speaking person in a bed quite close to the door "Who are you? You look a bit… small."
[17:15] Happy: "What of it? I still know how to please." (making her voice sound bored) "Go back to sleep."
[17:19] Shadowcaller: The voice pauses a second, but then continues "While you are outside, could you get a glas of water for me?"
[17:20] Shadowcaller: *pinch of water
[17:20] Happy: Simone make an affirmative noise, and leaves.
[17:20] Shadowcaller: Two doors left to go
[17:21] Happy: Any obvious difference between them?
[17:21] Shadowcaller: Not really, they appear to be made after the same model
[17:22] Shadowcaller: the are leadin in two different directions thought
[17:22] Shadowcaller: At each end of the room
[17:23] Happy: She chooses the one on the right
[17:24] Shadowcaller: She opens it carefully, it leads into a hallway
[17:25] Shadowcaller: Both sides of the hallway are currently empty, but the left one ends with a corner, the other one looks like it leads to an dead end, but its hard to tell since there are no lanterns there
[17:26] Happy: dead end first
[17:27] Shadowcaller: As she goes into the dark, she can see that there is something here, a large very heavy door
[17:27] Shadowcaller: Its not easy to make out from its surroundings
[17:28] Happy: She feels for a doorknob.
[17:28] Happy: She doesn't open though if she finds it
[17:29] Shadowcaller: She finds a clasp
[17:29] Happy: She tries to listen at the door.
[17:29] Shadowcaller: There is no sounds made on the other side
[17:29] Shadowcaller: From what she can hear
[17:30] Happy: She tries to open the door
[17:31] Shadowcaller: It appears to be locked, she can see a large key-hole
[17:32] Happy: She peers through it
[17:33] Shadowcaller: Its completely dark inside the room
[17:34] Happy: She tries to pick the lock
[17:34] Shadowcaller: (with what?)
[17:35] Happy: (lockpick tools)
[17:35] Happy: (is on her character sheet)
[17:35] Shadowcaller: (Hm, okay.)
[17:36] Shadowcaller: She succeds, but she can hear someone walking in the hallway..
[17:36] Happy: She tries to slip inside the room before the person arrives.
[17:36] Happy: If they're even coming her way
[17:37] Shadowcaller: The door is quite heavy, its diffucult to move
[17:37] Shadowcaller: *difficult
[17:38] Happy: She stops trying and listens to see if the footsteps are coming her way, shrinking back away from the door and trusting the darkness to hide her.
[17:39] Shadowcaller: A guard is coming out from behind the corner in the other end of the hallway
[17:39] Shadowcaller: He is walking towards her, but don't appear to see her
[17:40] Happy: She remains motionless and silent.
[17:40] Shadowcaller: The guards comes closer
[17:40] Shadowcaller: *guard
[17:41] Happy: She makes sure that she's not in his way if the guard is going through the heavy door.
[17:43] Shadowcaller: The guard stops in his tracks, some distance from her and the door
[17:43] Shadowcaller: Then he turns around, walking back the way he came
[17:43] Happy: *breathes again*
[17:44] Happy: When she doesn't hear the footsteps again, she pushes at the heavy door with all her strength.
[17:45] Shadowcaller: She slowly manages to get it open, its as dark inside as it appeard from the keyhole
[17:46] Happy: She closes and locks the door behind her
[17:46] Shadowcaller: (can she lock a door she picked?)
[17:47] Wolfbane: (Normally, people can)
[17:47] Wolfbane: (Just a little tricky)
[17:47] Happy: (I figured there'd be a turn knob on the inside)
[17:47] Shadowcaller: (Its a old type of door, just a lock and a clasp.)
[17:47] Happy: (okay, then she just closes it)
[17:48] Happy: She tears a tiny scrap of fabric off the end of her saree and plugs the keyhole to keep light from getting through, and then she lights a candle.
[17:51] Shadowcaller: From the looks of it, she is in sparsly decorated room, the only thing of intrest in it is a small cabinet
[17:51] Happy: Does this room have a window?
[17:51] Shadowcaller: No windows at all
[17:52] Shadowcaller: Must be the only room in the entire house without them
[17:52] Happy: She goes straight to the cabinet.
[17:53] Shadowcaller: As she come closer she feel something moving inside one of her pockets
[17:53] Happy: O.O
[17:53] Shadowcaller: Its the spy-glass
[17:53] Happy: She takes it out
[17:53] Shadowcaller: Its shaking
[17:54] Shadowcaller: The closer it comes to the cabinet, the more it shakes
[17:54] Happy: Simone puts it to her eye and looks through.
[17:56] Shadowcaller: In the spy glass she can see the cabinet quite differently, there is a strange creature sitting on the top of it, it dosn't look very pleasant at all
[17:57] Happy: O.O
[17:57] Shadowcaller: She remembers it from the book she burrowed from Cessie
[17:57] Shadowcaller: Its a Akki, a guardian
[17:57] Happy: What does she know about it?
[17:58] Shadowcaller: Its used to guard valuable things, it obeys simple orders such as "Kill anyone opening this door."
[17:59] Shadowcaller: They enjoy tricks and questions
[17:59] Shadowcaller: But can only be seen with magic
[17:59] Shadowcaller: (brb.)
[18:02] Happy: Simone curtseys. "Hello, Mr Akki. It is a great honour to meet you."
[18:06] Shadowcaller: back
[18:07] Shadowcaller: "Itzibz!… You not be here!"
[18:08] Shadowcaller: (is she still looking in the spy-glass?)
[18:08] Happy: (yes)
[18:09] Shadowcaller: Then she can see that the akki is looking at her suspiously, but it haven't moved from the cabinet
[18:09] Happy: "But I are come to meet you. I am told you are being very wise."
[18:10] Shadowcaller: "Nibliz? We are very wize yes, know lot of things."
[18:10] Shadowcaller: it got a very strange accent, but speaks Simones own langauge apperently
[18:10] Shadowcaller: *langauge
[18:12] Happy: "And you are being bored guarding here all time, yes?"
[18:13] Shadowcaller: "Nala! We zet here all time, looking at room yes?"
[18:14] Shadowcaller: "But we not fail, we iz good, we keep deal yes?"
[18:14] Happy: "And what is the deal you must keep?"
[18:15] Shadowcaller: "Tynd! Keep the flute safe, no touchy!"
[18:16] Happy: "But what do you get in return? Your reward must be very great for such duty."
[18:17] Shadowcaller: "Blaz! We getz no reward, we keep promize, weee are good."
[18:18] Happy: "That is very sad. Then you is prisoner here."
[18:20] Shadowcaller: "Nibmle? Thiz be our home, we likez cabin to zit upon, wazching the dust fly by…"
[18:21] Happy: "I can see flute, if I no touchy?"
[18:21] Happy: "It must be very precious to have such a guardian."
[18:22] Shadowcaller: "Ligz? Yez, its very powerfuz he saz, thaz you can't see!"
[18:25] Happy: "I am not to see or to touch?" Simone's voice sounds sad. "But I are wanting to know more of it, very much."
[18:26] Shadowcaller: The akki seems to ponder over this a moment "Waiz you want to see it girl? We gez that if the reazon is good enoughz.."
[18:35] Happy: "I am having two friends. One is bard, and he say his flute is the most beautiful in world. Other friend say 'No, the flute in the guarded cabinet be finer. They fight, and fight, and I afraid they kill each other. So I say I judge between them, and which I say is finger will win."
[18:36] Happy: *finer
[18:38] Shadowcaller: The akki smiles, showing off its ungly uneven theeths "Wez be the onez zaving them, yes?" It opens up the cabinet and picks out the flute, it looks exactly as Sim described it.
[18:38] *** moc.liamtoh|iretnas_omis#moc.liamtoh|iretnas_omis (Aegnor) has joined the conversation.
[18:38] Shadowcaller: "Iz this better? Iz we saving themz?"
[18:39] Murska: (hi)
[18:39] Shadowcaller: (Hello, I hope that speak never gets stuck <.<)
[18:42] Happy: "Is very fine flute, yes. Very much more beautiful than other flute. But how it play? If it be only lovely but not sound nice, then other flute wins."
[18:43] Shadowcaller: "Eazh! He saz not to play flute, iz dangeruz."
[18:44] Happy: "Eeei! What it do if played?!"
[18:45] Happy: Simone looks alarmed.
[18:45] Shadowcaller: "Ezz… makes peoplez do stuffz he says."
[18:46] Happy: "Bad stuffz?"
[18:47] Shadowcaller: "Tibrm? Everzything he wanz we guez…"
[18:48] Shadowcaller: (Brb dinner, anyone is free to take over the Akki, except Happy that is <.<)
[18:50] Happy: "I are not knowing how to save them then," Simone says sadly. "If it cannot be played, then I cannot say which flute be finer."
[19:00] Happy: (Simone's already picked up three potential magic items, before the flute)
[19:03] Shadowcaller: (back.)
[19:03] Shadowcaller: "Butz, he said notz to touch…"
[19:06] Happy: She leans forward, conspiratorially, "What if he not know, eh?"
[19:09] Shadowcaller: "Kiliab! We zil like to keep promise… waz can givez you it to try… in rer.. return you give uz something okayz?"
[19:16] Happy: "I don't know… if I leave… /them/… with you, you will keep safe till I return?" Simone looks dubious.
[19:17] Shadowcaller: "Jukilai! Of courze we will, we alwayz keep promize az you see, yes?"
[19:19] Happy: "But, they is being very valuable," she warns. She takes out her colorful juggling balls and looks at them, then at him, as if trying to decide whether he can be trusted with them.
[19:20] Shadowcaller: The Akki looks at the balls, apperently entranced by their colours
[19:21] Happy: "You promise? You guard these while I take flute to show my friends?"
[19:21] Shadowcaller: "I thouhz you only wanted to plaz it, yes?"
[19:22] Happy: "Oh, but I are not bard. I not knowing how to play."
[19:25] Shadowcaller: "Ahhz… but if hez playz it, then izn't it dangerouz?"
[19:25] Happy: "But other friend is wizard. He keep dangerous stuffz from happening." Simone nods sagely.
[19:26] Shadowcaller: "Like mazter?"
[19:27] Happy: "Oh yes. How you think he know about this flute and how fine it be? Is because he is very clever wizard."
[19:29] Shadowcaller: "Oz…" The akki jumps down on the floor, it places the flute very carefully one the groud "Thze balls?"
[19:29] Shadowcaller: *ground
[19:30] Happy: Simone carefully, as if they were volatile explosives, sets them down next to the flute. "I not touch flute at all, see?" She tears off a strip of saree and uses the fabric to try to pick up the flute and wrap it tightly.
[19:31] Shadowcaller: "Azz… smart one…" It carefully picks up the balls one by one until its both hands are filled, "You return zoon, yes?"
[19:32] Happy: "Yes, very soon. I promise." She tucks the flute into a hidden saree pocket.
[19:33] Shadowcaller: It smiles at Simone "Gooz then, we guardz balls carefully, untilz you do, we all keep promize right?"
[19:34] Happy: "Right." She heads for the door, putting out the candle first, and letting her eyes adjust to the darkness before leaving.
[19:34] Shadowcaller: (End it there?)
[19:35] Happy: (if you're going to let her escape the building, sure)
[19:35] Shadowcaller: (Hm, well now it just would be unessecary.)
[19:35] Shadowcaller: (*ends*)
[19:36] Happy: She returns to the inn.
[19:36] Shadowcaller: (And whats going on there then?)
[19:37] Wolfbane: (Promise is the only one awake)
[19:37] Happy: Hope eventually went to sleep, clutching the hide cloak and the white blanket.
[19:37] Shadowcaller: Aegnor?
[19:38] Happy: (is Murska here?)
[19:38] Murska: (yeah)
[19:38] Shadowcaller: (That flute is pretty dangerous..)
[19:38] Murska: Aegnor wakes up three hours after he went to sleep and stays up for the rest of the night, trying to get Promise to sleep.
[19:39] Happy: Simone's probably gone longer than three hours.
[19:40] Wolfbane: Promise tries to refuse sleep for another hour or two, but finally lays next to Hope.
[19:40] Shadowcaller: (So Simone returns when Aegnor have the watch then?)
[19:40] Happy: (yes)
[19:40] Happy: (up to Wolfbane whether Promise is awake or not)
[19:41] Shadowcaller: Cessie is sleeping at least
[19:41] Happy: Simone quietly enters the inn and creeps up the steps.
[19:41] Wolfbane: (Promise would wake up once she entered, he is a light sleeper)
[19:42] Happy: She tries to go to her own room first, unless she's heard.
[19:43] Shadowcaller: (Up to them to decide.)
[19:44] Happy: She's very quiet, but they're all alert and stuff. So… *waits for them to respond*
[19:44] Shadowcaller: (Indeed.)
[19:44] Wolfbane: Promise wakes up, not knowing why, he listens carefully.
[19:44] Murska: 'Hey there.'
[19:45] Murska: Aegnor is standing right outside of the room door.
[19:45] Murska: (his room)
[19:45] Happy: "Good. We needing to talk," Simone says. She indicates her own room with a jerk of her head.
[19:46] Wolfbane: Promise hears and gets up.
[19:46] Wolfbane: (Aegnor probably hears him)
[19:46] Murska: 'Promise woke.'
[19:46] Murska: 'Where have you been?'
[19:48] Wolfbane: Promise exits the room and smiles when he sees Simone. "It is nice to know you are safe."
[19:48] Happy: "Good you did not follow."
[19:48] Murska: 'Answer the question.'
[19:49] Happy: "I tell you. Not in hall." She walks to her room.
[19:49] Murska: Aegnor follows her.
[19:50] Wolfbane: "I'll stay here and keep watch, fill me in later."
[19:51] Happy: Simone lights the lamp in her room and sits cross legged on the bed. She takes out the flute and unwraps it, still without touching it. "I went to get this."
[19:52] Murska: 'Why exactly?'
[19:52] Murska: Aegnor examines the flute.
[19:52] Shadowcaller: Its a wellcrafted black flute, no real decorations but there is something special about it
[19:53] Happy: "First I tell you what it do. It guardian say if you play it, it make people do things."
[19:54] Murska: 'Right. And why did you go get it, and how exactly did you know of it?'
[19:55] Happy: "Man on streets who tell me about the murders. He say underground in House of Masks are safe from murders. He say he can get me in, if I steal this for him."
[19:55] Murska: 'Well, he lied to you.'
[19:55] Murska: 'It isn't safe.'
[19:55] Happy: "Or he lie to himself."
[19:56] Shadowcaller: (Actually, he meant another kind of protection, but I let you figure that out.)
[19:57] Happy: "I think maybe I safer here than with him. His type take flute from me, send me in house, maybe it safe, maybe not. But he not try stop murders happening."
[19:57] Murska: 'Anyway. We will decide on what to do tomorrow. And you shouldn't sneak out for now… If certain people find out, we'll be attacked again.'
[19:59] Happy: "They find out when I not go back. There is Akki guarding flute. I con him, and trade him juggling balls for flute, but promise to bring it back."
[20:01] Murska: 'I'm speaking of the murderer and her allies, mostly. And now you've gone and gotten us trouble with the rest of the city aswell?' Aegnor sighs.
[20:02] Happy: "It not have to involve you. You want, I take flute and go, and you never see me again," Simone says.
[20:03] Murska: 'You know, that might be for the best. But the others probably wouldn't agree…'
[20:05] Happy: "Or maybe I help you more than just giving you flute." She takes out the spyglass. "You speak to spirits, but maybe this help you see them."
[20:05] Murska: Aegnor examines the spyglass. 'And where did you get this one then?'
[20:06] Happy: "Same place."
[20:06] Murska: 'And which place exactly is this?'
[20:06] Happy: "The guild hall. Biggest building in city." She describes it to him.
[20:07] Happy: She's trying to read Aegnor, to see just how angry he is with her.
[20:07] Murska: 'Right, I've seen it. And you said you went there and stole magical items?' Aegnor sighs again.
[20:07] Shadowcaller: (its the one in our dream)
[20:07] Murska: (I don't think she'd see much, except that Aegnor is completely controlling himself and very much colder than before. But it isn't directed at her, specifically.)
[20:08] Happy: She sighs as well. "Okay, I steal four things. I show you all. Not keep secrets."
[20:09] Happy: She takes out the compass and the knife as well. "I not know if they magic too."
[20:09] Murska: Aegnor examines those aswell.
[20:10] Happy: "I know you not trust me. I am being thief and liar and sneak."
[20:10] Murska: 'But at least I know you are.'
[20:11] Shadowcaller: If Aegnor knew anything about compasses he would se that the symbols are completly different from the ones of a normal compass, the knife seems almost unaturally sharp, its easy to cut yourself on it
[20:11] Murska: (He wouldn't know about compasses but he's an expert on knifes.)
[20:11] Murska: (What was the spyglass like?)
[20:12] Shadowcaller: (its small, easy to have in your pocket.)
[20:12] Shadowcaller: (Nothing special you can tell about it really.)
[20:13] Happy: Simone tells him what the spyglass did to reveal Akki.
[20:13] Happy: Which I just realized you weren't here for…
[20:13] Happy: [17:53] Shadowcaller: As she come closer she feel something moving inside one of her pockets
[17:53] Happy: O.O
[17:53] Shadowcaller: Its the spy-glass
[17:53] Happy: She takes it out
[17:53] Shadowcaller: Its shaking
[17:54] Shadowcaller: The closer it comes to the cabinet, the more it shakes
[17:54] Happy: Simone puts it to her eye and looks through.
[17:56] Shadowcaller: In the spy glass she can see the cabinet quite differently, there is a strange creature sitting on the top of it, it dosn't look very pleasant at all
[20:15] Murska: Aegnor touches the spyglass carefully and if there are no obvious magical effects, he takes it.
[20:16] Murska: (Are there spirits nearby?)
[20:16] Murska: (as in, this room or upstairs)
[20:16] Shadowcaller: (There are.)
[20:16] Shadowcaller: (The spirits seems to have calmed down a bit.)
[20:17] Happy: Simone sits quietly for a few moments. She is remembering how Ai danced for them in the Truth or Dare game.
[20:19] Happy: In the other room, Hope wakes. "Promise?"
[20:19] Murska: Aegnor tries to look through the spyglass.
[20:21] Shadowcaller: Aegnor can see a lot of floating eyeballs outside the window
[20:21] Murska: (FAMILY!)
[20:22] Murska: (You came after all!)
[20:22] Happy: XD
[20:22] Wolfbane: (:P)
[20:22] Murska: Anything else?
[20:22] Murska: 'We're being watched…'
[20:22] Happy: ("We'll be safe here" the wizard says. "No one can hurt us here" the wizard says…)
[20:23] Shadowcaller: (<.<, thats a spirits.)
[20:23] Happy: The vulnerable look on Simone's face is gone in an instant. She snatches up the knife, and whirls around to face the window.
[20:24] Shadowcaller: You can see a creature that looks like the crossover btween a crocodlie, hippo, cat, dog and a deer floating throught the right wall
[20:24] Shadowcaller: *between
[20:25] Murska: 'Spirits.' Aegnor lowers the spyglass.
[20:27] Murska: 'I don't like this at all…'
[20:27] Happy: "We should leave. Before someone else die," Simone says.
[20:28] Murska: 'Agreed, but we'll stay here tonight.'
[20:29] Happy: In a very small voice. "I am afraid."
[20:29] Murska: 'They'd find you anywhere in any case, if they wanted.'
[20:32] Shadowcaller: You can hear someone entering the inn again
[20:32] Shadowcaller: Walking up the stairs…
[20:32] Happy: Hope grabs her sword
[20:33] Happy: Simone stays behind Aegnor.
[20:33] Shadowcaller: (Anyone is in the hallway?)
[20:33] Murska: Aegnor disguises himself if he hadn't already.
[20:33] Murska: (Promise or nobody, I'd say.)
[20:33] Wolfbane: Promise grabs his spear and waits by the entrance to the room. Ready to strike should it be hostile.
[20:34] Murska: (Depending on what he answered to Happy's waking.)
[20:34] Happy: Any of the items that Aegnor isn't holding will disappear into the folds of Simone's saree.
[20:34] Murska: Aegnor already pocketed the spyglass.
[20:34] Happy: not the flute?
[20:34] Murska: He's not taking out any weaponry but has his hands ready on his daggers.
[20:34] Shadowcaller: A familiar cloacked person enters Cessie and Aegnors room
[20:34] Murska: He never touched that.
[20:35] Wolfbane: They notice Promise ready to strike.
[20:35] Murska: Aegnor opens the door from Simone's door to the hallway.
[20:35] Shadowcaller: Arik looks… worried
[20:35] Wolfbane: Promise relaxes
[20:35] Shadowcaller: "What in… what are you doing?"
[20:36] Wolfbane: "Keeping watch. Not wanting to take any chances tonight."
[20:36] Happy: Hope lowers the sword as soon as she sees it's him.
[20:37] Shadowcaller: "Any more visits?"
[20:37] Shadowcaller: He sits down in Aegnors empty bed
[20:37] Happy: Simone is right behind Aegnor.
[20:37] Murska: Aegnor returns to the room quickly, stepping in behind Arik.
[20:38] Happy: Simone sits down in the floor, in a corner far from the window.
[20:39] Murska: Aegnor takes out the spyglass and looks around the room quickly, also out of the window.
[20:40] Shadowcaller: There is a gigantic skull in the window
[20:40] Happy: "What is that?" Hope asks.
[20:40] Wolfbane: Promise puts an arm around Hope. down.
[20:40] Shadowcaller: (only Aegnor sees that.)
[20:41] Shadowcaller: The rest remains completly unaware of the enormous skull in the window
[20:41] Murska: No other spirits?
[20:41] Shadowcaller: Not what you can see right now
[20:41] Happy: (she meant the spyglass, not the skull)
[20:42] Shadowcaller: You see a small light fly past thought
[20:42] Shadowcaller: and then another
[20:43] Murska: Aegnor doesn't respond to Happy yet. He tries to communicate to the skull. /Who are you?/ (That is, if the spyglass isn't just a Spyglass of Seeing Nonexistant Things)
[20:45] Shadowcaller: The skull glances at you /See… me…?/
[20:45] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Well, I'm afraid I haven't found much information…"
[20:46] Murska: /Why are you here?/
[20:47] Happy: "Did you learn anything at all?" Hope asks.
[20:47] Shadowcaller: /Look… at… you…/ You realize that is not only a skull, but a gigantic skeleton outside the inn
[20:47] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Well… I learned the identity of the attacker."
[20:48] Murska: /Would you mind going away?/
[20:48] Murska: 'We're being watched… Please don't say anything important yet.'
[20:48] Wolfbane: "Who is the attacker?"
[20:48] Shadowcaller: The head of the skeleton turns sideways, then it starts spinning
[20:48] Shadowcaller: /Only… you…/
[20:49] Murska: /Leave me alone and I'll leave you alone./
[20:50] Shadowcaller: The skull slowly dissapears, leaving only darknees
[20:50] Murska: 'Okay, that spirit is gone.'
[20:50] Shadowcaller: Arik: "What did you see?"
[20:50] Murska: Aegnor pockets the spyglass again.
[20:50] Murska: 'A giant skeleton spirit. Wasn't too coherent but was watching us.'
[20:51] Shadowcaller: Arik raises a eye-brown but continues, "The attacker, if… whatever your name is now was correct is the ice woman, "Yuki-joro".
[20:51] Happy: Hope leans against Promise, one arm around his waist. Simone is silent.
[20:52] Wolfbane: Promise leans against her and puts his own arm around her.
[20:52] Shadowcaller: "She don't often come outside the more snowy areas, Jopo first didn't belive your eye-witness.
[20:52] Shadowcaller: "
[20:53] Shadowcaller: "She is as her name suggests a ice spirit of sort, her kiss means death, and being around her for too long gives the same result."
[20:54] Shadowcaller: "You said that someone made her do this Aegnor?"
[20:54] Murska: 'Indeed. There's another spirit speaker somewhere. She doesn't want us to try to stop her, or we'll be attacked again.'
[20:55] Shadowcaller: "Another one? What exactly is this spirit speaker trying to do? And why is she killing the villagers?"
[20:57] Murska: 'If only I knew.'
[20:57] Shadowcaller: "Hm, what are you going to do then?" (this conversation is aimed at everyone.)
[20:58] Murska: Aegnor doesn't say anything, just looks at the others.
[20:59] Happy: "Find the spirit seeker and kill her."
[20:59] Happy: (Is Cessie awake yet?)
[20:59] Shadowcaller: (not yet, I think she started to awaken once Arik entered the room.)
[21:00] Murska: 'Speaker, Hope. We should be prepared to more attacks… We need some sort of protection from the spirits.'
[21:00] Shadowcaller: Arik: "So Cessie is not safe here?"
[21:00] Happy: Simone is thinking of the powder she has.
[21:00] Wolfbane: Promise looks at Hope and the others. "Maybe…"He shakes his head.
[21:01] Happy: "Against an ice spirit? Cessie's probably the one who can best protect herself."
[21:01] Murska: 'Is there a safe place anywhere, then?'
[21:03] Shadowcaller: Arik: "I do not know, the few things I know about spirits is the enslavement of them… there is necromancy in the air."
[21:03] Happy: "I think we should wake her."
[21:04] Wolfbane: (Would Promise be able to trace the Necromancy through scent, or is it just there?)
[21:04] Murska: Aegnor takes the spyglass out again, looks around the room and pockets it if he doesn't see anything.
[21:05] Shadowcaller: (the scent is everywheere, thats why you could not pick it up so easy, like finding water in the sea.)
[21:06] Shadowcaller: Aegnor only see a few lights pass by
[21:07] Happy: Hope goes over to Cessie's bed. "Cessie? I think you should be awake for this." *squeezing her shoulder* (possibly failing due to wards)
[21:07] Shadowcaller: Cessie slowly rises from the bed, she have dark rings under her eyes, she look even paler then usual
[21:08] Murska: Is there something to stop anyone from looking through the window with? :P
[21:08] Shadowcaller: (Not what you know of.)
[21:08] Shadowcaller: Arik: "See, I know very few things of spirits, I can't block them, we need to find someone who dose."
[21:09] Murska: 'And how do you suggest we do that without the enemy noticing we're still after him and attacking us?'
[21:09] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Cessie…"
[21:10] Shadowcaller: Arik seats himself besides his sister, putting his arm around her shoulder, Cessie looks *very* tired.
[21:11] Happy: Hope draws back to make room for Arik.
[21:11] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Whats… going on?"
[21:11] Murska: 'I was hoping we'd rest tonight but it appears that we've decided to hold the discussion on what to do now instead.'
[21:12] Happy: Simone's thinking /Why is this even a discussion? Why aren't they preparing to leave?/
[21:12] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Well, you are supposed to be the speaker, can't you just tell them to not attack us?"
[21:13] Happy: "Would that work any better than saying the same thing to a person? If they want to attack you, they will."
[21:13] Murska: 'I can /speak/ to spirits, I cannot /control/ them.'
[21:13] Happy: Simone: /Unless he used the flute./
[21:13] Shadowcaller: "Well, the other one seems to be able to…"
[21:14] Murska: 'She has allies amongst the spirits. I don't know if she can control them but they're angry and justified in being angry. It wouldn't be too hard to convince them that something has to be done.'
[21:16] Shadowcaller: "Great, so lets leave then? I don't really see another choice…"
[21:19] Happy: Hope meets Promise's eyes for a moment. Even though they aren't /his/ eyes, she feels certain he'll understand and agree. She looks back at the rest. "If you leave, then go with our love. We must stay and avenge Ai."
[21:19] Wolfbane: Promise nods. "We are staying until this is through."
[21:21] Shadowcaller: "And you care nothing for /our/ lives? We don't even understand whats going on here!"
[21:21] Happy: Simone: /Honour - what good is it? Only gets you killed. He's *dead*, why would he care what happens after that?/
[21:21] Happy: "We haven't asked you to stay. This is something we must do."
[21:22] Murska: Aegnor looks at Cessie, conflicted.
[21:22] Shadowcaller: SHe looks as conflicted as he dose, "I don't know Arik…"
[21:23] Shadowcaller: "What do you want Aegnor?"
[21:24] Murska: 'I want you to be safe.'
[21:24] Shadowcaller: "Anything more then that? You are intrested in this right? I can feel it…"
[21:24] Happy: (she's mind probing you!)
[21:25] Shadowcaller: (No she is not!)
[21:25] Shadowcaller: (She would never do that without permission.)
[21:25] Shadowcaller: (Gah, you don't have very high thoughts about me do you?)
[21:25] Happy: (she could telepathize with him though)
[21:26] Happy: (SC =/= Cessie)
[21:26] Shadowcaller: (<.<)
[21:27] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Look, tell me /everything/ you know, I have the feeling you are hiding something…"
[21:28] Murska: (to whom?)
[21:28] Shadowcaller: (everyone, but Cessie)
[21:29] Murska: (Now if I only remembered what I've told him and what I haven't. :P)
[21:29] Happy: "It has something to do with the House of Masks," Simone says in a low, miserable voice.
[21:30] Murska: Aegnor turns to her.
[21:30] Shadowcaller: Arik: "What was that?"
[21:30] Murska: 'Not keep secrets…' Aegnor mutters quietly.
[21:31] Wolfbane: Promise looks at Hope meaningfully. "Masks…"
[21:31] Happy: (She /did/ mention it to him)
[21:32] Murska: (Yeah. That's why he didn't say anything out loud. I wasn't sure if she had mentioned anything more than some random dude telling her it's a safe place.)
[21:32] Happy: "A man on the streets warned me about the murders. But he said that his people were safe because no one in the House had been touched."
[21:33] Shadowcaller: Arik: "The house of masks… yes Jopo said something about that."
[21:34] Shadowcaller: "The actors there belive that they are protected by Zubera herself."
[21:34] Murska: (Well, how likely would it be for them to be touched… One murder per day for some days in such a large city)
[21:35] Happy: "Zubera opposes the murderer?"
[21:35] Happy: (that was hope)
[21:35] Wolfbane: "Could Zubera have done this?"
[21:35] Shadowcaller: "Well, like all gods, she protects her faithful."
[21:36] Shadowcaller: "Wolfen… let me tell you a little story."
[21:36] Happy: "Kuori says the spirits are blocking him. He tried to warn me about Ai. And obviously Nega couldn't protect her servant either."
[21:36] Shadowcaller: "I could not contact Helios…"
[21:37] Wolfbane: "Should I try to contact Zubera then and ask if she is behind this?"
[21:37] Shadowcaller: Arik: "You could do that?"
[21:37] Happy: Simone's face shows a brief flash of alarm before she conceals it.
[21:37] Wolfbane: Promsie shrugs. "I don't know, I haven't tried before."
[21:38] Happy: Hope: "If she can somehow protect her own, then perhaps she has more power here than the other gods."
[21:38] Shadowcaller: "Information from any god could be important at this point."
[21:38] Happy: "What about Helena?"
[21:39] Shadowcaller: "Hm, I leave it up to you to contact your gods."
[21:39] Wolfbane: "How… how do I contact her?"
[21:40] Shadowcaller: "Well, we need to draw up a circle…"
[21:41] Wolfbane: "What do I use? I could etch one into the floor, but I am not sure if that is a good idea."
[21:42] Shadowcaller: "Well, I have some jars with powers, specific for this very thing."
[21:43] Shadowcaller: 'powder
[21:43] Happy: Hope squeezes him, worried about him contacting the void, but knowing that he would. Knowing that she would, in his place.
[21:44] Shadowcaller: Arik goes to get the jar
[21:44] Wolfbane: Promise looks worriedly at Hope but smiles reassuringly.
[21:45] Shadowcaller: He returns with a nearly empty jar "I could have sworn I had another one…"
[21:46] Murska: (shower time)
[21:47] Happy: Hope stands on tiptoes and gives him a lingering kiss. Though it feels very strange kissing a human mouth.
[21:47] Shadowcaller: Arik starts drawing a circle on the floor
[21:49] Wolfbane: Promise holds her tightly to comfort her as much as himself.
[21:50] Shadowcaller: "There we go…"
[21:50] Happy: "I love you, Promise," she whispers.
[21:51] Wolfbane: Promise whispers back. "I love you too." Before he lets her go and turns to Arik. "How do I begin?"
[21:51] Happy: Hope steps back, and takes her sword in hand.
[21:52] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Just call upon her, don't step into the circle thought…"
[21:53] Wolfbane: Promise steps up to the circle. "Zubera, I request an audience with you."
[21:54] Shadowcaller: At first nothing happends, but then the air inside the circle starts to swirl… inside the circle stands a small girl
[21:54] Shadowcaller: "Wolfy!"
[21:55] Shadowcaller: She smiles at promise, "You want to play?"
[21:57] Murska: (right, forgot to say. Back.)
[21:57] Wolfbane: Promise is taken slightly aback at her form, but keeps his composure. "I need to ask you a few questions instead, but from what I know of you, that would be playing."
[21:58] Shadowcaller: The girl look at you dissapointed, "No play?"
[22:00] Wolfbane: "Not right now. But, do you know why I want to talk to you?"
[22:01] Shadowcaller: "No.." The girl suddenly seem shy
[22:02] Murska: Aegnor has spent all this time he hasn't been talking near Cessie, checking the room for spirits every once in a while and being lost in thought.
[22:03] Wolfbane: Promise almost steps forward to comfort the girl, but remembers that it would be a bad idea. "We are in Kyou, but we have been attacked by a spirit. We have heard that your House of Masks may be involved. Do you know anything about what has been happening?"
[22:04] Shadowcaller: "They are angry… many of my playmates are gone, you are the only one left." She looks down the floor, wanting to hide her face.
[22:06] Wolfbane: "You do not know what attacked us?"
[22:07] Shadowcaller: "The angry ones, they were always angry at us, now they are angry at the ones we wanted to play with.."
[22:07] Wolfbane: "Why are they angry?"
[22:09] Shadowcaller: Aegnor can see a umbrella like thing, with one leg it floats pass hope and swirls around her a bit
[22:09] Murska: Aegnor tries to contact it aswell. /Who are you?/
[22:11] Shadowcaller: "They are… dissapearing, they don't like that."
[22:11] Murska: (Didn't Aegnor explain this already. :P)
[22:11] Wolfbane: (DId he?)
[22:11] Shadowcaller: /Heju, huvu? Sumu?/
[22:11] Happy: (well now he's hearing it from a different source)
[22:13] Murska: /Go away./
[22:13] Shadowcaller: /You think the spirit laughs and it passes right thought hope, she don't appear to notice anything thought./
[22:13] Wolfbane: "Is there a way for them to stop vanishing?"
[22:14] Murska: Aegnor sighs and keeps watching it.
[22:15] Shadowcaller: "They need to eat something, its like they are hungry?"
[22:15] Wolfbane: "What would they eat?"
[22:15] Shadowcaller: "Dreams!"
[22:16] Shadowcaller: "Or well… you know… when you belive in something?"
[22:16] Wolfbane: "So they are disappearing because no one believes in them anymore?"
[22:17] Shadowcaller: The spirit moves toward Cessie, it smiles at Aegnor
[22:17] Murska: Aegnor steps between the two.
[22:17] Shadowcaller: "You tell it so much better… yes."
[22:18] Happy: Simone watches Aegnor as he looks around the room through the spyglass. She grips her knife tightly.
[22:18] Happy: Hope's attention is entirely on Promise.
[22:18] Shadowcaller: Cessie gives you a wierd look "What are you doing?"
[22:18] Wolfbane: "Is there no way that they can go somewhere where someone /does/ believe in them, or are they stuck here?"
[22:18] Murska: 'A spirit.' /What are you doing here?/
[22:19] Shadowcaller: /Funny man, eh? want to have fun, huvu?/
[22:19] Shadowcaller: "They don't go anywhere, this is home."
[22:20] Murska: /Not now./
[22:20] Wolfbane: "What about my companion's soul? The servent."
[22:21] Shadowcaller: "Oh, they all go to the same place now, like all my play mates…"
[22:21] Wolfbane: "Where is that? And is my brother there too?"
[22:21] Happy: Hope is very attentive.
[22:22] Shadowcaller: "Um… thats a secret."
[22:22] Shadowcaller: She looks at you very innocently
[22:23] Shadowcaller: The spirit laughs and then dissapears into a cloud of smoke, a great pile of ash falls upon Aegnor and Cessie
[22:24] Shadowcaller: /Huvu huh?/ Is the last thing you hear from the spirit
[22:24] Happy: (visible ash or spirit ash?)
[22:24] Shadowcaller: (visible.)
[22:24] Wolfbane: Promise doesn't believe the innocent look. "If I am to help you, I need reassurence that they /will/ be put in their rightful afterlives."
[22:24] Murska: Aegnor cleans the spyglass and pockets it before brushing the most of it off himself.
[22:24] Wolfbane: "Or that they /can/ be."
[22:24] Shadowcaller: Cessie is drenced in it, "What in the.."
[22:25] Murska: 'Hmf. At least it went away.'
[22:25] Shadowcaller: Zubera: "Can you do one thing for me first? Pretty please?"
[22:25] Happy: Simone is creeping into the most shadowed place in the room, clutching her knife.
[22:25] Happy: (don't believe the puppy eyes! she's an evil scheming horror!)
[22:26] Shadowcaller: Arik: "What was that?"
[22:26] Wolfbane: "It would have to depend on whether or not you can help them."
[22:26] Murska: (Wolfbane will never believe anyone else to be an evil scheming horror, Happy. :P)
[22:26] Murska: 'A spirit, as I said.'
[22:26] Wolfbane: (Yeah, she is the only horror here. But she is a lovable one. :P)
[22:27] Shadowcaller: "Why did it dump all this ash?"
[22:28] Shadowcaller: Zubera: "Of course, I'm a good girl!"
[22:28] Happy: Hope glances over at the others, distracted by the conversation, but seeing nothing alarming, returns all her attention to Promise.
[22:29] Murska: 'I wouldn't know. I suppose it didn't like me wanting it to go away.'
[22:30] Wolfbane: "Tell me what it is first, and if I think I can do it…then maybe I will help."
[22:30] Shadowcaller: Arik; "They are murders… and jokers? Great.."
[22:31] Shadowcaller: "They are are going into a great heap, of spirits."
[22:31] Shadowcaller: These words gets Ariks attention "What did she say?"
[22:33] Shadowcaller: He touches his forehead, "I think I know where the dead souls are going…"
[22:33] Wolfbane: Promise turns to him. "Where to?"
[22:34] Shadowcaller: "I tell you once you are done here, you don't want o leave a god waiting."
[22:34] Shadowcaller: Zubera smiles at you
[22:34] Shadowcaller: 'to
[22:34] Wolfbane: (Brb I have to get dinner)
[22:36] Shadowcaller: (Okay.)
[22:36] Murska: Aegnor brushes off most of the ash and keeps watching for spirit intruders.
[22:36] Shadowcaller: Cessie do the first part too
[22:37] Shadowcaller: She still don't look very talketive
[22:38] Shadowcaller: There are lot of fog lights passing by right now
[22:39] Murska: Aegnor walks to the window and looks outside with the spyglass.
[22:40] Shadowcaller: Outside you can see many more spirits of many different shapes and forms
[22:41] Shadowcaller: Its hard to see anything in the darknees but you can see a enormous face of a woman in the sky, on the ground a woman with extremly long hair walks around
[22:42] Shadowcaller: A man in blue clothes is sneaking outside a house, looks like its waiting for someone to come out
[22:42] Murska: (These are all spirits, right?)
[22:43] Shadowcaller: (yes.)
[22:44] Murska: (SC session started a while ago, btw, so if Aegnor stops doing anything you can assume that)
[22:44] Shadowcaller: (Okay.)
[22:44] Happy: Simone is still gripping her (new) knife and hiding in the shadows.
[22:44] Happy: Probably where grue spirits live.
[22:45] Shadowcaller: (she is using the knife she found then?)
[22:45] Happy: (yup)
[22:45] Murska: (Which grip is she using? :P)
[22:46] Happy: (whichever one Aegnor's been teaching her)
[22:47] Murska: (Defensive or neutral stance?)
[22:47] Murska: (Not that these would be more than arbitary classifications. :P)
[22:47] Happy: (defensive)
[22:48] Murska: (Blade pointed diagonally upwards then, I'd say.)
[22:48] Shadowcaller: (Well, she should be glad she found those artifacts, and came out so easy.)
[22:49] Happy: (and that the Akki was so gullible ^^)
[22:50] Shadowcaller: (Well, it was not exactly the smartest tool in the drawer:P)
[22:51] Happy: (But she had time to think during all of that, and came to the conclusion that she needed to get the hell out of Kyou more than she needed to finish her deal with Helios.)
[22:52] Shadowcaller: (Good idea really…)
[22:52] Happy: (Or at least, in Aegnor's terms, that escaping Kyou was the priority, because survival > knowledge. She won't be making any more attempts on the orb as long as they are here.)
[22:52] Shadowcaller: (Its not the safest place in the world right now.)
[22:53] Shadowcaller: (Hm, well, I hope you you haven't found all plot points I placed yet
[22:53] Murska: (Is she willing to leave the party to escape, then?)
[22:54] Happy: (Only if she sees an opportunity that she thinks will leave her safer than she is with them.)
[22:55] Happy: (Finding a flute that controls people, she figures will make Aegnor able to handle anything that comes their way.)
[22:55] Murska: (Well, leaving Kyou would probably seem safer than being with the people who're going to attack the murderer)
[22:55] Shadowcaller: (Or she could use it herself)
[22:56] Shadowcaller: (I could even explain the details of its power if you like.)
[22:56] Happy: (go ahead, while we're waiting)
[22:56] Happy: (leaving Kyou? And going where? She'd be in wilderness again.)
[22:56] Murska: (Aegnor is going to want to have them checked carefully for dangers and such before using them.)
[22:56] Murska: (Stowaway on an airship going somewhere?)
[22:56] Shadowcaller: (Everyone that hears the tune, is put into a extremly suggestive state.)
[22:57] Shadowcaller: (Note: Arik is immune to this
[22:57] Shadowcaller: (Jopo may or may not have used it already.)
[22:58] Happy: (ooh, that's why he thought of Cessie being willing.)
[22:58] Happy: (I don't think Cessie could be suggested that far though, even if she were single.)
[22:58] Shadowcaller: (Well, not on her… thankfully o.O)
[22:58] Shadowcaller: (It have limits yes.)
[22:59] Shadowcaller: (But it really depends on the willpower of the person.)
[22:59] Shadowcaller: (Still, its able to make people act very uncharistic.)
[23:02] Happy: (Yeah, but it couldn't make someone do something *completely* opposed to their nature, unless they were very weak willed, right?)
[23:03] Wolfbane: (back)
[23:03] Shadowcaller: (okay, what do you do?)
[23:03] Shadowcaller: (I let that be open.)
[23:04] Shadowcaller: Jag säger: He touches his forehead, "I think I know where the dead souls are going…"

Wolfbane säger: Promise turns to him. "Where to?"

Jag säger: "I tell you once you are done here, you don't want o leave a god waiting."

Jag säger: Zubera smiles at you
[23:05] Wolfbane: Promise sighs. "What do you need done? If I am able to, I may help."
[23:06] Shadowcaller: Zubera: "Only make a few playmates survive? Saving is good right?"
[23:06] Wolfbane: "Playmates?"
[23:07] Wolfbane: "Do you mean your worshippers?"
[23:08] Shadowcaller: "Sorta… Mino is playing hide and seek see?"
[23:08] Wolfbane: (She is the ice spirit, right?"
[23:08] Wolfbane: )
[23:09] Shadowcaller: (Zubera? No, of course not.)
[23:09] Wolfbane: (Mino)
[23:09] Shadowcaller: (Mino is male:P)
[23:09] Wolfbane: (Oh, I remember now)
[23:10] Shadowcaller: "He is playing hide and seek with another." She looks dismissivly at Hope "Her playmate."
[23:10] Wolfbane: "What does this have to do with me?"
[23:11] Murska: (back)
[23:11] Shadowcaller: "You must help the ones who hides silly, thats how the game is played."
[23:12] Wolfbane: "How do I help him hide?"
[23:14] Shadowcaller: "Don't help him hide, help the ones that are hiding, Griever is after them…"
[23:16] Shadowcaller: She looks at hope again "Don't dare help him you meanie, this is our game."
[23:16] Happy: Hope doesn't speak.
[23:20] Happy: *poke*
[23:20] Wolfbane: Promise rubs his temples. "Zubera, do not get angry with her. She is just trying to help her god as I help you. How do I help those who are hiding?"
[23:21] Shadowcaller: "You need to find them first, they are hiding after all, even I don't know who they are."
[23:23] Wolfbane: "How do I help them after finding them?"
[23:23] Shadowcaller: "Just keep them safe, don't let them… slip away."
[23:23] Wolfbane: "If I am able to do this, what happens then?"
[23:25] Shadowcaller: "You will make me the happies girl in the world!" She puts on a huge smile and twirls around
[23:25] Happy: (And Ai's soul? :S)
[23:25] Wolfbane: "And what happens to Ai's and my brother's souls?"
[23:26] Shadowcaller: "They will return to the place they are supposed to be."
[23:28] Wolfbane: "How will I recognize the ones hiding, and will they recognize me?"
[23:28] Shadowcaller: "They won't… you need to speak to them."
[23:29] Wolfbane: "They won't recognize your mark on me?"
[23:30] Shadowcaller: She giggles, "They don't know they are playing, Mino knows who they are, but they don't."
[23:31] Wolfbane: ( brb)
[23:37] Happy: (It would never occur to Simone to try the flute herself. So she'll give it to Aegnor. and since he's the Spirit Speaker, it makes sense for him to have the spyglass.)
[23:37] Shadowcaller: (Hm, I would never have used that flute myself, too easy to abuse.)
[23:39] Happy: (Even if he can control enemies with it?)
[23:39] Wolfbane: "How do I contact Mino to learn who they are?"
[23:40] Shadowcaller: "The house of masks.. somewhere…"
[23:45] Wolfbane: "Speaking of which, it seems that no one who lives in the House of Masks has been attacked because of your protection, would you be willing to extend that protection to us?"
[23:47] Shadowcaller: She smiles, "Wolfy? Are you really willing to do that?"
[23:47] Wolfbane: "What do you mean?"
[23:48] Shadowcaller: "Accept my protection?"
[23:48] Wolfbane: "What would happen to me if I did?"
[23:49] Shadowcaller: "Nothing… but, those, they are not in the same party…" (you think she means the rest of thr group.)
[23:49] Murska: (Gonna be playing a 2-2 now)
[23:50] Wolfbane: "What would happen to my friends?"
[23:51] Shadowcaller: She pounts "They are with others.."
[23:51] Shadowcaller: Arik: "I think she means we serve other gods…"
[23:51] Murska: 'I don't.'
[23:53] Shadowcaller: Zubera claps her hands exited "Can we be friends then?"
[23:53] Murska: 'I don't think I will serve any god. I might make deals, though.'
[23:54] Shadowcaller: She looks dissapointed again "Aww… pretty please?" Her eyes are almost teary
[23:55] Wolfbane: Promise looks at Aegnor.
[23:55] Murska: 'Sorry. But I guess I can still play for you some time.'
[23:58] Shadowcaller: Her face suddenly becomes mask-like, her mouth don't even move as she speaks "But… uh-oh" Her face is back to normal "Sure, lets say it then."
[23:59] Happy: (don't know if Simone has a god. Is there a god of theives and the underworld?)
[00:00] Shadowcaller: (Um, not what I know of, Cookiemanjaro might be a another choice.)
[00:00] Shadowcaller: "Can I go now?" She pounts
[00:01] Wolfbane: Promise smiles to her. "Is there anything I can do for you other than helping those who are hiding."
[00:01] Wolfbane: hiding?*
[00:01] Happy: (If Simone does have a god, it would be no more than an occasional snatch of prayer. She's probably more like Aegnor.)
[00:02] Happy: (Although I guess she has Helia now)
[00:03] Shadowcaller: She moves her face a bit, you can see darknees around the edges of her "face", "Unless you want to play, then no…" Her fac almost moves along with her voice.
[00:03] Shadowcaller: *face
[00:03] Wolfbane: Promise looks thoughtful. "What do you mean by play?"
[00:04] Shadowcaller: "My hide and seek game, its really fun, ask Mino." She smiles
[00:05] Wolfbane: Promise smiles. "I think I will have to ask Mino next time I see him. Thank you for your help."
[00:08] Shadowcaller: "Hug before you go?" *puppy eyes*
[00:08] Happy: O.O
[00:09] Wolfbane: (Just out of curiosity, what would happen if he did?)
[00:09] Wolfbane: (bad things?)
[00:09] Shadowcaller: (I'm not telling, maybe you just would be hugged?)
[00:11] Shadowcaller: (I mean, its hard to see why everyone is so afraid of her right?)
[00:11] Happy: Hope is terrified, but doesn't try to influence him.
[00:12] Wolfbane: Promise, with his soft spot for little children, enters the ring and gives her a hug.
[00:12] Happy: (she's scaring the bejebus out of me, IC and OOC)
[00:12] Shadowcaller: You hug, nothing happends
[00:12] Shadowcaller: She smiles
[00:12] Happy: (dun dun duuuuun)
[00:13] Wolfbane: (:P)
[00:13] Shadowcaller: Even Arik looks shocked
[00:13] Happy: Hope /Kuori protect him/
[00:13] Wolfbane: "Thank you for the help. You may go when you wish."
[00:14] Shadowcaller: "Bye!" She waves good bye and then she is gone again
[00:14] Wolfbane: (*breathes out for the first time in what seems like forever*)
[00:14] Shadowcaller: Arik: "That must… have been the wierdest thing I ever seen."
[00:15] Wolfbane: Promise looks around at everyone staring at him.
[00:15] Wolfbane: "Um…"
[00:15] Murska: Aegnor is still looking around for spirits.
[00:15] Happy: Hope sheaths her sword slowly and steps close to Promise.
[00:16] Happy: Simone is still trembling in the corner.
[00:16] Shadowcaller: (Trembeling? o.O)
[00:16] Happy: Just barely. Only someone really perceptive will see it.
[00:17] Wolfbane: Promise steps out of the ring and moves towards Hope.
[00:18] Happy: She clasps hands with him and takes a ragged breath. "Arik? You know where the souls are?"
[00:19] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Yes…"
[00:19] Shadowcaller: (sec.)
[00:20] Wolfbane: Promise hugs Hope. "Are you okay?"
[00:22] Happy: "I was afraid for you. As you would have been for me."
[00:23] Murska: (If Aegnor would be in a joking mood, he'd totally say something about the horrible challenge of hugging a little girl)
[00:24] Wolfbane: Promise tightens his hold. "Don't be afraid, she wouldn't have hurt me. I was worried about all of you."
[00:25] Happy: Hope doesn't believe that at all, but she just squeezes him back, before releasing him so they can discuss things with Arik.
[00:26] Shadowcaller: Arik: "What we are dealing with here.. is a legion."
[00:26] Wolfbane: "Legion?"
[00:26] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Wait… a legion?"
[00:26] Happy: Simone listens closely. That was the name of the forbidden book.
[00:27] Shadowcaller: "Yes, someone must be gathering the souls of the dead, forming them into a legion."
[00:27] Shadowcaller: "I never succeded with that…"
[00:27] Shadowcaller: Cessie gives Arik a dimissiv look
[00:27] Happy: Hope: O.o
[00:28] Happy: "Is this… like the body walker? But with souls instead of bodies?"
[00:28] Wolfbane: Promise raises and eyebrow, but doesn't ask the question everyone is thinking. "How do we stop it?"
[00:28] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Err… exactly, how did you know?"
[00:30] Happy: Hope frowns. "I didn't know. It just sounds like the same type of desecration, but on a larger scale."
[00:30] Shadowcaller: "A legion is a wizards name for a magical perversion…"
[00:31] Shadowcaller: "The souls of everyone that dies here is drawn into a "big heap of spirits" as Zubera called it, if enough spirits would join…"
[00:32] Shadowcaller: "It could devour this entire town."
[00:33] Happy: "And they'd be doing it for revenge?"
[00:33] Shadowcaller: "I do not know, its very high classed necromancy, the worm must have been created in a similar way.."
[00:34] Wolfbane: "If that much power is in one spot, shouldn't it be easy for us to find?"
[00:34] Shadowcaller: "Well, we can't stop it that way, the power center is here, but we need to stop the channeler."
[00:35] Happy: "And if we destroy it, the souls will be released? They won't just be destroyed as well?" /And what does that have to do with Promise's brother? He died nowhere near here./
[00:35] Shadowcaller: "They will be realeased yes."
[00:36] Happy: "What is a channeller?"
[00:36] Shadowcaller: "The necromancer that created the spell."
[00:37] Happy: Simone /I guess the book wouldn't be that interesting to read after all./
[00:37] Wolfbane: Promise thinks. "Do you think that the ones "hiding" would be able to help?"
[00:38] Shadowcaller: "I do not know, frankly, that… god creeps me out."
[00:38] Happy: Knowledge of how to make magical perversions probably wouldn't be comprehensible without a magic based education anyway, she decides.
[00:39] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Will this change anything?"
[00:39] Happy: "The one she referred to name Griever is a former chosen one of Kuori who has now died," Hope says.
[00:40] Murska: (back)
[00:40] Wolfbane: Promise shrugs. "She may be scary, but I think she may actually be that little girl on some level."
[00:40] Shadowcaller: (Read this short section.)
[00:41] Murska: (read.)
[00:41] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Really? I think all that may just be some sick act to make people come closer, she is the god of madness after all."
[00:42] Happy: "For me and Promise, it changes nothing but the stakes," Hope says. "We were staying for vengeance. Now we have a city to defend as well."
[00:42] Murska: 'Well, I suppose we'll have to find this necromancer. Would it be possible she's the spirit speaker?'
[00:42] Shadowcaller: Arik: "That is a possibility, since Spirit speaking don't need training…"
[00:43] Murska: 'We still need protection from spirits before we pursue, then.'
[00:43] Happy: Simone: /So I can't get away. If it eats all the souls here, it will keep going. There is no safe place./
[00:44] Murska: 'But stopping something like the Worm being created again is worth doing.'
[00:45] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Well, it won't be on our side, so yes."
[00:46] Murska: Aegnor glances at him.
[00:47] Shadowcaller: "Anyhow… what should we do now?"
[00:47] Wolfbane: "Necromatic magic should be fairly easy to find. It has a rather… distinctive scent."
[00:48] Murska: 'We need some way to stop further spirit attacks.'
[00:48] Shadowcaller: "If this spirit speaker is in this city, it will be like trying to find water in a ocean…"
[00:48] Murska: 'Prefarably in a way that still allows me to use them to track down the other speaker.'
[00:48] Shadowcaller: "Oh right, there has been another death."
[00:48] Happy: "Another death?"
[00:49] Shadowcaller: "Yes, the spirits seems to have murdered some random villager again…"
[00:49] Wolfbane: "But, I thought there was only supposed to be one a night?"
[00:49] Happy: (How do they get two night kills? That's totally against the rules!)
[00:49] * Aegnor has left the conversation.
[00:50] Shadowcaller: (night auto-lynches?)
[00:51] *
moc.liamtoh|iretnas_omis#moc.liamtoh|iretnas_omis (Aegnor) has joined the conversation.
[00:51] Wolfbane: Promise has an idea. "How did the villager die?"
[00:51] Murska: (what happen while I was out?)
[00:52] Murska: (stupid router)
[00:52] Shadowcaller: "Same way as your servant did I belive."
[00:52] Happy: [00:48] Shadowcaller: "Oh right, there has been another death."
[00:48] Happy: "Another death?"
[00:49] Shadowcaller: "Yes, the spirits seems to have murdered some random villager again…"
[00:49] Wolfbane: "But, I thought there was only supposed to be one a night?"
[00:49] Happy: (How do they get two night kills? That's totally against the rules!)
[00:49] *** Aegnor has left the conversation.
[00:50] Shadowcaller: (night auto-lynches?)
[00:52] Wolfbane: Promise shakes his head. "Nevermind then."
[00:53] Shadowcaller: "Why were you asking?"
[00:53] Murska: 'The attack against us wasn't a random killing.'
[00:54] Wolfbane: "Well, Zubera had said that Griever was hunting Mino and those who were hiding, I thought that maybe the villager had been one who was "hiding" if he had died differently"
[00:54] Murska: (Heh. We're totally inside a WW game)
[00:55] Murska: 'Ai was killed as a warning… to tell me to leave the other speaker alone.'
[00:55] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Right, but will you?"
[00:56] Happy: "I will not."
[00:56] Wolfbane: "We have no choice except to look."
[00:57] Shadowcaller: "Very well, what do we do first then?"
[00:58] Wolfbane: "I think I will have to go to the House of Masks before anything else."
[00:59] Happy: "I'm sure it won't be open for some hours. We should try and get some rest, if we can."
[00:59] Shadowcaller: "Indeed… I can watch over you tonight."
[01:01] Murska: '
[01:01] Murska: 'I already rested.'
[01:01] Shadowcaller: "Then, what will you do?"
[01:02] Happy: "I could sleep," Simone mutters, and creeps towards the door, wanting to go to her own room.
[01:02] Murska: 'I'd rather you slept here.' Aegnor gives her a stern look.
[01:03] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "What has happend will I was asleep?"
[01:03] Happy: Simone doesn't argue. She goes back to the corner and curls up.
[01:05] Shadowcaller: *while
[01:06] Wolfbane: Promise gives Hope's hand a gentle squeeze. "Have you gotten enough sleep?"
[01:08] Happy: "Yes, but you haven't."
[01:09] Murska: Aegnor turns to Cessie. 'And you haven't. Nothing much happened, Simone went scouting and came back and I was warned by the attacker.'
[01:10] Shadowcaller: "Tiy were warned by the attacker?!"
[01:10] Shadowcaller: *you
[01:10] Wolfbane: Promise /does/ look tired and he doesn't have fur to hide under now, so he admits it and smiles. "I'll sleep some more if you do."
[01:11] Happy: "It's a deal."
[01:11] Murska: 'Yeah. Anyway, sleep now and we'll talk about it in the morning.'
[01:12] Shadowcaller: "Ugh, I wish I could sleep as little as you can Aegnor."
[01:12] Shadowcaller: "We are sleeping our lives away.."
[01:13] Murska: 'But then I couldn't use my time awake watching you sleep.'
[01:13] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Indeed, we are."
[01:13] Happy: (He isn't :P)
[01:14] Shadowcaller: (He pretends to be, he don' even have a life, so he sleeps nothing away,)
[01:15] Wolfbane: Promise smiles at Hope and sits on the bed. "Then lets get some sleep then."
[01:15] Shadowcaller: Cessie lays down in the bed again, "I don't like being watched.."
[01:17] Happy: Hope curls up on the bed with Promise.
[01:17] Happy: Simone seems to have procured an extra blanket from somewhere, and appears to be asleep already, curled up in a ball, facing the corner.
[01:18] Shadowcaller: Arik takes a chair and sits down in the middle of the room
[01:18] Murska: Aegnor spends the rest of the night guarding for spirits and trying to convince any that appear to leave. He's learned from that last time and tries to be more polite, though.
[01:19] Happy: In reality, she's weeping, soundlessly, for Ai, having deferred her tears until she could shed them undetected.
[01:20] Shadowcaller: The spirits seems to listen more to politness then shouts
[01:20] Shadowcaller: *shouts
[01:20] Wolfbane: Promise wraps the blanket and cloak around himself and Hope. He soon falls asleep.
[01:21] Shadowcaller: Cessie stays awake a while
[01:22] Shadowcaller: Arik is using some (presumably) protective magic over the room
[01:22] Shadowcaller: Finally Cessie falls asleep again
[01:23] Happy: Hope falls asleep soon.
[01:23] Happy: Eventually Simone cries herself to sleep
[01:25] Shadowcaller: There are a few spirits visits during the night, but nothing dangerous
[01:25] Happy: (And stop there?)
[01:26] Shadowcaller: (sure.)
[01:26] Murska: (already?)
[01:26] Happy: (Player wants sleep)
[01:26] Murska: (I guess, then.)
[01:26] Happy: You can continue on without me
[01:26] Wolfbane: (Aw…)
[01:26] Shadowcaller: (you can do a spirit talk if you like.)
[01:26] Happy: Say she went hunting to talk to Kuori
[01:26] Happy: And Simone is grounded, or something :P
[01:27] Shadowcaller: (you can't speak to him.)
[01:27] Shadowcaller: (the spirits blockage is over a large area.)
[01:27] Murska: Well, Aegnor asks the spirits that visit who they are, first. We could have a conversation or something.
[01:27] Happy: (Well assume she tried and failed)
[01:27] Happy: (that gets her out of the way)
[01:27] Murska: (This is totally more fun with you, though. :P)
[01:28] Shadowcaller: (indeed.)
[01:28] Happy: (I know, but I can't stay up till 8 am every day)
[01:28] Shadowcaller: (True.)
[01:28] Shadowcaller: (You do that way more thrn us thought.P)
[01:28] Shadowcaller: 'then
[01:28] Murska: (Well, I woke up at 8:30pm
[01:28] Wolfbane: (Are you even tired?)
[01:28] Murska: so I can stay up 'till 12am easily
[01:29] Shadowcaller: Hehe
[01:29] Murska: (Not to mention that I still have a liter of energy drinks left)
[01:29] Happy: (Anyway, Simone will let Aegnor take the flute, compass, and knife to be examined by the wizards, but she'd like to keep the knife for herself, if they let her.)
[01:29] Murska: (And Aegnor would take them to be examined anyway.)
[01:29] Shadowcaller: Arik and Cessie are very intrested in all these things
[01:30] Happy: (Even if Cessie knew they were stolen? :P)
[01:30] Happy: (Retcon in that Arik's looking at them while he's sitting guard then?)
[01:30] Murska: (Hm. But he doesn't know of them yet)
[01:31] Murska: (Aegnor was going to give them to be examined in the morning.)
[01:31] Shadowcaller: They would be then
[01:31] Happy: Okay, small retcon:
[01:32] Happy: [01:02] Happy: "I could sleep," Simone mutters, and creeps towards the door, wanting to go to her own room.
[01:02] Murska: 'I'd rather you slept here.' Aegnor gives her a stern look.

[01:32] Happy: Simone goes over to Aegnor and hands him the flute and the compass. "I wasn't trying to run off with them." she says in a low voice.
[01:34] Murska: He avoids touching them, and places them into pockets without anyone noticing yet. He doesn't answer anything to her and keeps his unreadable expression.
[01:34] Murska: 'Still, you'd better stay here.'
[01:34] Murska: (after a moment)
[01:35] Happy: She finds a blanket somewhere, and curls up in the corner, with the knife close to hand.
[01:38] Shadowcaller: (You don't show anyone the items then?)
[01:40] Happy: goodnight everyone
[01:41] Shadowcaller: good night
[01:41] Wolfbane: Night

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