Kyou 30

[17:30] Shadowcaller: Simone can feel herself grow cold as the evening turns to night
[17:31] Shadowcaller: She is still flying above the trees with the still invisivle Arik somewhere near (most likely above her somewhere.)

[17:32] Happy: Did Cessie ever go to sleep?
[17:33] Shadowcaller: Yes, Hope made her relax enough to sleep
[17:33] Shadowcaller: She was pretty echuased after that fight
[17:33] Happy: Hope keeps watch still, letting the fire go down to only coals.
[17:33] Shadowcaller: *exhuased
[17:34] Shadowcaller: "We need to prepare to fight." Hope can hear Michicoras voice behind her
[17:35] Shadowcaller: "Wake up the wizard, we need her too."
[17:36] Happy: "The guards?"
[17:36] Shadowcaller: "A Wizard, a undead."
[17:36] Happy: Hope wakes Cessie.
[17:36] Shadowcaller: She blinks a few times "Is Arik…?"
[17:37] Happy: "I think Michicora has encountered him," Hope says.
[17:37] Happy: "Tell us what happened."
[17:39] Shadowcaller: Michicora: "I tried to lead back the girl to the village, but we were followed by a lich, I tried to fight it, but he was too powerful. I had to retreat, but thankfully it didn't kill her. He is moving this way now, I managed to pass him thoguht…"
[17:39] Shadowcaller: "We need to prepare for a fight, I'm not sure-"
[17:39] Happy: "He's an ally," Hope says.
[17:40] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "You attacked him?!"
[17:40] Shadowcaller: Michicora: "You have a lich as a ally?"
[17:42] Happy: "Yes," Hope says. "Don't attack him when he gets here."
[17:42] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Of course we have you…" She stops herself "Don't you dare put a finger on him."
[17:43] Shadowcaller: Michicora: "He? I was not aware that undead had genders… you work along side the undead?"
[17:45] Happy: "He was once alive, and when alive he had a gender. Why would that change? He's intelligent and caring - not a mindless zombie."
[17:46] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "I really hope you don't mean that…"
[17:47] Happy: (who is that too?)
[17:47] Shadowcaller: She mumbles something on her own language
[17:47] Shadowcaller: (Cessie?)
[17:47] Happy: (Yes, who was Cessie talking to?)
[17:47] Shadowcaller: (Michicora.)
[17:49] Shadowcaller: Michicora shakes her head, "I'm only here for my prey…"
[17:59] Shadowcaller: Michicora shakes her head, "I'm only here for my prey…
[17:59] Happy: "Good," Hope says. She starts to build up the fire. "Where is Simone?"
[18:00] Shadowcaller: "With the lich."
[18:00] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "His name is Arik, you better remember that soon."
[18:01] Happy: Hope worries a little about Simone's safety with Arik, but she doesn't say anything.
[18:01] Shadowcaller: Michicora remains silent
[18:02] Shadowcaller: After some time Cessie rises her head "He's coming, he got Simone with him."
[18:03] Shadowcaller: Simone can see a clearing in the distance, she is really freezing now
[18:04] Shadowcaller: Her feets and fingers are starting to feel numb
[18:05] Happy: She feels her consciousness fading.
[18:05] Shadowcaller: She suddenly stops aobe the clearing and the force holding her is gently dropping her down into it
[18:07] Shadowcaller: Hope can see Simone gently set down on the ground in the middle of the clearing, it looks like she is very cold
[18:08] Happy: brb
[18:08] Shadowcaller: (okay.)
[18:12] Happy: Hope runs over to her. Simone sort of collapses against her, though still conscious. Hope brings her over to the fire and starts undressing her. "We need some hot liquids."
[18:13] Shadowcaller: Michicora nods and try to find just that, Cessie that don't react as fast as her is not sure what to do.
[18:14] Happy: Then she undresses herself, and pulls Simone close to her, skin to skin contact, wrapping the cloak back around them both. Once that is done, she sends healing energy into Simone, hoping it will help her body warm itself.
[18:15] Shadowcaller: Cessie is somehow… suprised by this, but understand that it needs to be done, Michicora returns with (well, whatever hot liquids you had.)
[18:15] Happy: (Probably just water. I don't think we were carrying broth or anything)
[18:16] Happy: "Cessie, there's ginger in my healing kit. Can you put some in the water?"
[18:17] Shadowcaller: Ariks robbed form appears near near Cessie, she looks at him smiling but then nods in Hope's direction "Yeah… just let me find it."
[18:19] Happy: Once she does, Hope tries to get Simone to drink the ginger water. Because ginger apparently warms the body as well as fights nausea.
[18:19] Shadowcaller: Arik: "I have white seagul if needed…"
[18:19] Happy: (And it goes ever so well with shrimp)
[18:19] Shadowcaller: (Hehe.)
[18:19] Happy: (Does hope know what that is?)
[18:21] Shadowcaller: (Its a… mildly hallucinogenic liquid.)
[18:22] Happy: (helpful for hypothermia then?)
[18:22] Shadowcaller: (Yeah.)
[18:22] Happy: "Good. That will help," Hope says.
[18:22] Shadowcaller: (Warms the body, and might make yourself groogy.)
[18:23] Happy: (She's already pretty groggy, so I don't think that will hurt. Might be interesting what hallucinations she sees)
[18:24] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "It better be diluted Arik, I know what black seagul dose to people."
[18:25] Happy: "And she's very small. Do you know the right dosage?" Hope would do it herself, but she's too wrapped up.
[18:26] Happy: Simone sips at the ginger tea. "I was lost," she says, through chattering teeth.
[18:26] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Don't worry, its safe…" He picks up something from his robe. "A half bottle would be enough for her, most of it is water anyway."
[18:27] Shadowcaller: He gives Hope the bottle, obviously not bothered by her nakedness
[18:27] Happy: (She's all wrapped up now anyway)
[18:27] Shadowcaller: (Okay.)
[18:28] Happy: Hope gives it to Simone, helping her drink it, but not actually forcing it down her throat.
[18:28] Happy: "I think she'll be okay. It'll take a while for her to warm completely, but I don't think she's sustained any harm."
[18:29] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Warmth magic could have done it faster, but it might also had the opposite effect…"
[18:30] Shadowcaller: "Now, as we are gathered here… mind explaining what exactly you have been doing? I heard Cessies version, and I'm really curious of yours."
[18:31] Shadowcaller: (You decide whatever hallucions Simone have.)
[18:34] Shadowcaller: *hallucinos
[18:34] Happy: "We learned of an orb that might be used to fight the spirits. We only knew it was somewhere west of Kyou, so we got a map and went towards the village of Gallion. That's when we discovered who had created the legion, so we killed him. Well, Aegnor and Helena and one of the spirits killed him."
[18:34] Shadowcaller: (It makes her quite tipsy too.)
[18:35] Shadowcaller: "So much I heard, quite the adventure really… stoppoing a elven god creating a legion."
[18:35] Shadowcaller: He don't appear that amazed really
[18:36] Shadowcaller: "I also heard of Cessies journey to the deep realm, and of Helios favors to them."
[18:37] Happy: "And what about you? Where have you been?"
[18:38] Shadowcaller: "Well… we need to get into Kyou."
[18:39] Shadowcaller: "You won't understand the reasons but we need to get there in about two weeks."
[18:39] Happy: "Why won't I understand?"
[18:40] Shadowcaller: "The magic involved here, we are dealing with something that possible could have great effects upon the world."
[18:41] Shadowcaller: "Lot of the houses politics, I doubt you would be intrested in such things."
[18:42] Happy: "Why did they try to arrest us?"
[18:43] Shadowcaller: Arik sigh "Jopo have found out something very intresting, magically that is. He didn't expect the emperor to react in this way thought."
[18:44] Shadowcaller: "He is under arrest, the village is now officially "off-limits" for outsiders."
[18:45] Happy: "I could get in," Simone says. "I can climb city walls. Very pretty walls. I hope the butterflies come back."
[18:50] Shadowcaller: Arik gives Simone a brief look, but then turns back to Cessie and Hope "The village is protected by wizards, soldiers and some Witchar or "Keju" as they call themselves here."
[18:50] Shadowcaller: "Tell me, why is a barbarian so intrested in this?"
[18:50] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Arik…"
[18:51] Happy: "If it puts us in danger, of course I'm interested. But we can't go into Kyou if we might be trapped there. Not while Promise and Aegnor are away."
[18:53] Shadowcaller: "Well, first of all, you need to accept that deal Helios have given you, we need that necromancy book, its very important you see?"
[18:53] Shadowcaller: "I have no idea when your boyfriends are, but we can't wait for them now, that book is *very* important."
[18:53] Happy: "It's the Watcher!" Simone says solemnly.
[18:54] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "What is the book Helios is intrested in anyway?"
[18:55] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Its just a very well protected book, someone appears to have grafted a legion into it somehow, whatever it is, we don't want it here."
[18:56] Happy: "I'm going to read the book," Simone says. "Then I tell you what it say."
[18:58] Happy: "We don't need to return to Kyou to have Cessie make the deal with Helios," Hope says.
[18:58] Shadowcaller: "We don't, in fact, we can do it right here."
[18:59] Happy: "I don't think Simone is going to be able to pass messages," Hope says doubtfully.
[18:59] Shadowcaller: He picks up a bottle from his robe that apperently can hold much bigger things then it should
[19:00] Shadowcaller: "I still have powder, we don't need the girl."
[19:02] Happy: "I want to make deal," Simone says. "Then I can read the cold book to Mamma."
[19:03] Shadowcaller: "Could you please tell the girl that she is hardly in a state for dealing with gods?" Arik turns around, starting to making a small circle with the powder
[19:04] Happy: "She was part of the deal though," Hope says. "Can you make it without her?"
[19:04] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "I think Hope is right Arik, Simone was supposed to read the book, she was the one given the deal."'
[19:05] Shadowcaller: Michicora haven't said a word during this whole time, she is just looking coldy at Arik that in turn ignores her, you guess Cessie told him all about this by telapathy
[19:08] Shadowcaller: "Then talk to him girl, I just want to get that book as soon as possible."
[19:08] Shadowcaller: He motions Simone to come closer to the circle he just created
[19:09] Happy: Simone tries to go, but Hope restrains her. "No. I'm not letting her deal with Helios in this state. You can wait until morning."
[19:10] Shadowcaller: "Could you not have told me that she was needed for the deal BEFORE I have her seagull?"
[19:11] Shadowcaller: *gave
[19:11] Happy: "How was I supposed to know you needed to make a deal? What would a barbarian know of such things?"
[19:12] Happy: Simone: /Helios, are you there?/
[19:12] Shadowcaller: /Of course, what do you want Simone?/
[19:13] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Simone needs to rest, we will do this tomorrow Arik, its late anyway."
[19:13] Shadowcaller: "And some of us actually need to sleep…"
[19:13] Shadowcaller: Arik: "As you wish sister dear, I will wait to tomorrow."
[19:14] Happy: /Your voice sounds like water!/ Simone giggles. /Arik is all grumpy and he say deal deal deal. I should show him my card tricks./
[19:15] Shadowcaller: /Is that so? Tell me Simone, did you drink anyhting?/
[19:16] Shadowcaller: *anything
[19:16] Happy: /I was cold and Mamma made me drink something. I was flying and the Watcher smiled at me./
[19:17] Shadowcaller: /Really? Why don't you drink a bit more? I'm sure Evaya left the bottle there somewhere./
[19:18] Happy: Simone tries to find the bottle, but she's still wrapped up with Hope, so she can't get to it. "Mamma? Can I have some more?"
[19:20] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "She needs to sleep…"
[19:21] Shadowcaller: /I think I can hear that book calling for you Simone…/
[19:23] Shadowcaller: /Your mother is calling for you./
[19:25] Happy: "Here, have some more," Hope says, giving her the ginger tea. Simone drinks it.
[19:26] Happy: /I drink some more like you say. Can I read book now?/
[19:27] Shadowcaller: /Since I don't have the book yet, it would be very bad if you opened it./
[19:28] Shadowcaller: /Simone can hear a second voice in the background, she can't make it out, but it sound like her mothers voice./
[19:28] Happy: "It too dark to read," Simone says out loud, and also thinks it.
[19:28] Shadowcaller: (Want to take a break?)
[19:28] Happy: (yeah, good idea)
[19:28] Shadowcaller: (Okay, break then.)
[19:28] Shadowcaller: brb
[19:57] Happy: if we can get just two more people to vote for Talic in assassins, then Murska will be saved
[20:28] Shadowcaller: back
[20:28] Happy: hiya
[20:30] Shadowcaller: 7 votes for Murska, 6 votes for Talic
[20:31] Happy: yeah. Loony hasn't voted yet, or Coplantor. So if I see them online, I'll ask them to point at Talic
[20:31] Shadowcaller: Okay, sounds good to me
[20:39] Happy: ready to start up again?
[20:39] Shadowcaller: Sure
[20:40] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Dark to read what? I think she is mumbeling Hope.-"
[20:40] Happy: "She's not herself. She called me Mamma."
[20:41] Happy: "She should be fine by morning though."
[20:41] Shadowcaller: "Shoud I cast sleep on her?"
[20:41] Shadowcaller: *SHould
[20:42] Happy: "I'm not sure. Can she still recover from the hypothermia while under the influence of a sleep spell?"
[20:43] Shadowcaller: "i'm not sure, but I guess the risk is not worth taking, magic responds badly to the body and the mind unless your specialised in it."
[20:44] Happy: Hope unwraps her from the cloak and dresses her again. Or tries to, but she doesn't really know how to drape a saree, so mostly just wraps Simone in it, and then in Promise's animal skin cloak. Simone is limp and floppy throughout the procedure. "Mamma, how much money does it take to go to university? Do you thinking I can steal that much?"
[20:45] Happy: Only after she has Simone tucked into a bedroll does Hope dress herself again. "At least she's uninjured. Get some sleep, Cessie. I'll keep watch."
[20:45] Happy: /I going to be a scholar, and then I have enough money so Mamma never be hungry and never have to whore./
[20:46] Shadowcaller: Arik: "I think I can keep watch, you don't need to worry about such things tonight."
[20:47] Shadowcaller: /I know you will dear, just give him that book…/ She can hear Evaya's voice say in her head
[20:47] Happy: "You know enough of healing to watch over her?" Hope asks, a little dubiously.
[20:48] Happy: /But it's my book! I never had a book before!/
[20:48] Shadowcaller: "I can boost her if needed, that should keep her alive."
[20:49] Happy: "I don't think she's at risk of death. I'm more concerned that she stay wrapped up and not wander off."
[20:49] Shadowcaller: /You will read the book, I would never stop you read a book Simone…/
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "There are spells for that too, I don't need to sleep after all, I can keep this entire camp under much better watch then you ever could and watch her at the same time."
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "Magic is unlimitless."
[20:51] Happy: "I'd rather not have any spells cast on her, if Cessie says it's better not to," Hope says. But she spreads out her own bedroll near Simone and lays down. She hasn't been sleeping well since Promise left, and it's beginning to take a toll on her.
[20:52] Happy: /I saw a magic library, Mamma. It was a god's library, and it had every book. Do you think I'll ever go back there?/
[20:54] Shadowcaller: /I think you will… fate have great plans for you Simone, I always knew that./
[20:54] Shadowcaller: (Hm, looks like my team killed Saint Nil >.>)
[20:55] Shadowcaller: "I won't cast any spells on her, just keeping watch…"
[20:56] Shadowcaller: "Noe
[20:57] Shadowcaller: *"Now sleep both of you. I will make sure nothing attacks this camp…"
[20:57] Happy: /I miss you, Mamma./
[21:00] Shadowcaller: Cessie tries to sleep again
[21:00] Shadowcaller: (Team 4 is just unactive…)
[21:09] Happy: Hope tries to stay awake, but starts to doze off.
[21:10] Happy: She normally can stay awake on watch, but not when she's lying down and pretending to sleep.
[21:10] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Also, we got… her." He nods in Michicoras direction.
[21:11] Happy: Hope was worried about Simone, rather than attack. She's very near Simone.
[21:12] Shadowcaller: Then he don't say anything else, and neither dose Michocora, she is leaning toward a tree, shifting her gaze between the party members, it stays longer at Arik for obvious reasons
[21:12] Happy: Hope begins to doze off.
[21:12] Shadowcaller: Cessie is already asleep
[21:13] Happy: /I was flying, Mamma. It was so cold./
[21:13] Shadowcaller: /DOn't worry dear, I will protect you from the dangers of the world./
[21:14] Happy: /I can take care of self. I am not weak!/
[21:15] Shadowcaller: /I never belived you were Simone, but everyone have their weak moments… we are all vureable, but you are stronger then the most./
[21:17] Shadowcaller: /Simone… something very wrong is going to happen soon./
[21:17] Shadowcaller: /I can feel it, it was only a matter of time before it happend./
[21:17] Happy: /What?!/
[21:17] Happy: /Is Mr Aegnor okay?/
[21:18] Shadowcaller: /Yes, he is. But there is something else, you need to keep yourself safe okay?/
[21:18] Happy: /I will, Mamma./
[21:18] Happy: Simone digs around in all the layers wrapping her and takes out the book.
[21:19] Happy: /This tell me how to fix it?/
[21:21] Shadowcaller: /I'm afraid not, even I can't stop this. No one can…/
[21:21] Shadowcaller: /Simone… this will change the world, I need you to be safe./
[21:22] Happy: /But I like the world/
[21:22] Happy: /Does it mean you will come back, Mamma?/
[21:24] Shadowcaller: /Not exactly… I won't be able to talk with you for some time Simone./
[21:24] Happy: /I miss you so much/ Tears well up in Simone's eyes.
[21:24] Happy: /Where are you going?/
[21:25] Shadowcaller: /I'm not going anywhere Simone, its just that… they will close the door between us./
[21:25] Happy: /No!/
[21:26] Happy: Simone sits up. "Then come here!"
[21:27] Shadowcaller: /I can't Simone, its already too late, the others just won't realize it until the door is completely sealed off./
[21:27] Shadowcaller: /Please be strong…/
[21:28] Happy: "But can't you hold the door open? What about Mr Aegnor?"
[21:28] Shadowcaller: Arik turns to her "Who are you talking with?" He says in a quiet voice
[21:28] Happy: "Helios and Mamma!" she says. "They say the door is closing."
[21:29] Shadowcaller: "They are closing it? Are they stupid?" He says in a bit louder voice then he really should
[21:30] Happy: "Please don't let them," Simone says, looking at Arik with dark, tear filled eyes.
[21:31] Shadowcaller: "Oh, I won't let them." he says in the quiet voice again, then he smiles
[21:31] Shadowcaller: "We just need that book Simone, then I can kill whoever is closing it."
[21:32] Happy: Simone takes the book and crawls over to Arik, having been so bundled up by Hope that she can't work her way free. /Mr Arik stop it./
[21:34] Happy: She tries to hug Arik, while handing him the book.
[21:34] Shadowcaller: /Well see…/
[21:36] Shadowcaller: Arik tries to avoid Simone while taking the book, but he she manages to grab his arm… and feels only a bone, no soft flesh as expected
[21:37] Happy: "You need to eat more," Simone says, and giggles. "It hard to find food on the street."
[21:38] Shadowcaller: "Get off me girl, just step into the circle okay?" He almost sneer at her, still keeping his voice very low
[21:38] Shadowcaller: Simone can see Michicoras glowing eyes watching them from the darkness.
[21:39] Happy: She tries to untangle herself from the blankets, but doesn't get very far. "Yani? Can you help me?" she asks Michicora.
[21:41] Shadowcaller: Michicora: "What have you done with the girl undead?"
[21:41] Shadowcaller: Arik: "I have done nothing with her, she is just affected by the drink."
[21:42] Happy: Simone keeps wriggling, and getting closer to the circle. But if she wriggles across while still wrapped up in the blankets, she'll probably mess up the powder.
[21:43] Shadowcaller: Simone feels herself lifted up into the air and then down into the circle.
[21:43] Shadowcaller: Arik: "Now stay there."
[21:44] Happy: Simone sits perfectly still. "Yes Sir."
[21:44] Happy: /Mamma? Can you hear me?/
[21:44] Shadowcaller: Darkness suddenly surrounds Simone
[21:44] Shadowcaller: She is back in the library
[21:45] Happy: "The library!" she cries joyfully. "Mamma!"
[21:46] Shadowcaller: The book is suddenly ripped out of her grip. it flies away, ending up somewhere inside the library
[21:47] Happy: "But…. I want to read it!"
[21:47] Happy: "You said I could read it,Mamma!"
[21:47] Shadowcaller: Helios appears before her "I'm afraid you reach the end of line her Simone."
[21:48] Shadowcaller: "The book is dangerous, its not safe for you to read."
[21:48] Shadowcaller: "Helia wishes me to keep you out of harms way you see?"
[21:48] Happy: "You said I could read it."
[21:49] Happy: "Mamma… lied to me?" She looks heartbroken.
[21:50] Shadowcaller: "Of course she didn't, she was never here in the first place. She was just a memory I pulled out of your mind when you were here in the first place."
[21:50] Happy: Simone sees Evaya standing near Helios, her arms crossed, and giving Simone a look of contempt.
[21:51] Happy: "Mamma…. "
[21:52] Shadowcaller: "She is not here Simone, and you should not make deals under the influence anyway. I really thought you had learned the first most important rule: Don't trust anyone."
[21:53] Happy: Simone finally gets free of her blankets and clothing, and runs after the hallucination of her mother.
[21:54] Shadowcaller: Helios fades away once again "You need to learn more…" He says before he is entierly gone
[21:55] Happy: (How is she supposed to even *know* she's under the influence? :P)
[21:55] Shadowcaller: (Helios don't accept misstakes, even such as that)
[21:55] Happy: Simone loses track of her mother, and begins looking through the books.
[21:56] Shadowcaller: (Being weak in the first place is hard to imagine for a god.)
[21:57] Shadowcaller: The books flies away once she opens them, using their covers as wings
[21:57] Happy: "You said you wouldn't stop me!" Simone screams.
[21:58] Shadowcaller: /He lied Simone, he wants to test you./ (Helia)
[21:59] Happy: /I can pass test./
[22:00] Shadowcaller: /The test was to see if you would trust him./
[22:01] Happy: /I thought he would keep deal/
[22:01] Shadowcaller: /*He* was my overpriest, he betrayed me too, his very own goddess./
[22:02] Shadowcaller: /I was the goddess of knowledge, I shared mine to others, he only keeps it here, secret./
[22:04] Happy: /But…. why he betray me? I nobody. What he steal from me? I have nothing./
[22:04] Happy: She sinks to the floor, small, naked, utterly helpless, hugging herself.
[22:06] Happy: "I only want to learn."
[22:06] Shadowcaller: /Simone… I'm sending you back, I won't let him destroy you too… there is a book, MY book, I will lead you to it, avoid the guardians, go get the book!/
[22:07] Happy: She looks up. "Where?"
[22:07] Shadowcaller: /The age of gods is ending Simone, you need that book…/
[22:07] Shadowcaller: A small light appears before Simone
[22:07] Shadowcaller: (a small green light
[22:08] Happy: Simone reaches out to the light.
[22:08] Shadowcaller: The light starts to move away from her, deeper into the library
[22:08] Happy: She follows.
[22:09] Shadowcaller: She follows the light throught endless corridors of books (is she still naked?)
[22:09] Happy: (yes)
[22:10] Happy: (She's too drugged up to realize it)
[22:10] Shadowcaller: Then she is freezing, this part of the library is so dark that if she would go a inch away from the light, she would find herself in utter darkness
[22:11] Happy: She stays near the light, not feeling the cold.
[22:12] Shadowcaller: The light suddenly stops
[22:12] Happy: Simone stares at it, then puts a finger out to touch it.
[22:13] Shadowcaller: Her finger goes right throught it
[22:13] Shadowcaller: Suddenly, two red eyes appears in the blackness before her
[22:13] Shadowcaller: She can hear a hissing sound
[22:14] Happy: She hisses back, thinking she understands the language.
[22:14] Shadowcaller: /It can't touch you in the light…/
[22:14] Shadowcaller: The light settles down in Simones palm
[22:16] Happy: Simone smiles at the light. "Will you stay with me and be my friend?"
[22:16] Shadowcaller: The light don't respond, but whatever is out there in the darkness sorrouding it is hissing again
[22:17] Happy: "I miss Mamma so much. I wish he hadn't pretended to be her."
[22:18] Shadowcaller: /You need to move on Simone, he must not disocer that you are still here./
[22:18] Shadowcaller: *discover
[22:18] Happy: /Where do I go?/
[22:18] Shadowcaller: /You will become another one of his shades./
[22:19] Happy: /But I thought there was a book/
[22:19] Shadowcaller: /Just make the shade go away, use the light./
[22:20] Happy: Simone holds the light up. "Go away!"
[22:20] Shadowcaller: The red eyes moves back, it hisses again, /Make it go into the light Simone, run!/
[22:21] Happy: /I don't understand! Run where?/
[22:21] Shadowcaller: /Forward, into the shade./
[22:21] Happy: Simone runs forward, into the shade. "Go away!"
[22:22] Shadowcaller: The red eyes dissapear with a last hiss and the light leaves her hand once again, it moves forward, even deeper into the library
[22:23] Shadowcaller: She can hear something hissing behind her
[22:23] Happy: She keeps following the light. /It behind me now?/
[22:24] Shadowcaller: /It will try to kill you… run the fast as you can, the light is fading…/
[22:24] Happy: Simone runs. (Is this her physical body?)
[22:24] Shadowcaller: (it is.)
[22:24] Happy: (Then it's not really capable of running very fast O.o)
[22:25] Shadowcaller: (She needs to, she start to see the light becoming a bit weaker
[22:26] Shadowcaller: More endless dark corridors, its hard to even see the sides now, as she woudl run in a world made of darkness
[22:26] Shadowcaller: The light is much smaller now
[22:26] Shadowcaller: *wpiöd
[22:26] Shadowcaller: *would
[22:26] Happy: She runs as fast as she can, drawing energy from the drug.
[22:27] Shadowcaller: She hear the shades hiss around her, somethimes she can almost feel their arms touching her naked skin
[22:28] Happy: She laughs, wildly manic, and continues to run.
[22:28] Shadowcaller: It light starts to blink, fading even more
[22:28] Shadowcaller: /You are close…/
[22:29] Shadowcaller: A few moments later the light, or whats left of it stops
[22:29] Happy: /Where?/
[22:30] Shadowcaller: One of the books here, the one that don't fly away!/
[22:30] Happy: Simone starts to pick up books.
[22:32] Shadowcaller: She can see red eyes around her, every palce where the light don't shine, arms made of pure shadow is reaching into the weak light
[22:32] Happy: She tries to find the right book, laughing and hissing at the shadow eyes.
[22:34] Shadowcaller: Every book she picks flies away, she needs to find something better, the light becomes weaker and weaker
[22:35] Happy: "Come to me!" she commands.
[22:35] Shadowcaller: SHe feel something hit her head and then everything goes dark
[22:36] Happy: She grabs at whatever hit her head.
[22:36] Shadowcaller: (She passed out.)
[22:36] Happy: (Oh, i thought you meant the light went out :P)
[22:37] Shadowcaller: Hope wakes up by a suddenly flash of light
[22:37] Shadowcaller: *sudden
[22:38] Happy: Hope grabs at her sword and leaps to her feet.
[22:38] Shadowcaller: She see Simone, laying inside the circle, naked with a book on her head
[22:39] Shadowcaller: Arik is outside the circle, lookign a bit shocked
[22:39] Happy: She runs to Simone, crossing into the circle to pick her up.
[22:40] Shadowcaller: /Get out!/ Hope can hear a unknown female voice in her head shout /Take Simone and get out!/
[22:40] Happy: Hope does so.
[22:41] Happy: (Simone's clothes and Promise's cloak are gone? :( )
[22:41] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, looks that way for now.)
[22:42] Happy: "You said you would watch her!" Hope snarls at Arik, carrying Simone back to the fire. "She's colder now than she was before!"
[22:43] Shadowcaller: "It needed to happen, I can assure you that this was not my intention."
[22:43] Happy: She starts to repeat the same warming techniques, and realizes all of Simone's bedding is gone. "What happened?"
[22:43] Happy: "Where are her clothes?"
[22:43] Shadowcaller: "I haven't the slightest idea, looks like Helios did something to her."
[22:45] Happy: (Did Cessie wake up with all the shouting?)
[22:47] Shadowcaller: (She have a timed sleep on herself right now, since she know she won't be able to sleep long and that she wakes up at sligthest sound otherwise (at least when she is in the wilderness.) she trusts Arik that much.)
[22:47] Happy: "You sent the poor girl alone and drugged to deal with Helios. How could you?"
[22:48] Shadowcaller: "I needed the book and I got it, you have no idea what this is about anyway."
[22:48] Happy: (He got the book that Simone came back with?)
[22:49] Happy: "You said you would wait until tomorrow."
[22:49] Shadowcaller: (No, he got the necromancy book, Simone got the book she came back with.)
[22:49] Shadowcaller: (The necklance was called back.)
[22:50] Shadowcaller: "She woke up, it looked that she really wanted to deal with Helios, she even asked me for it." (sort of.)
[22:51] Happy: Hope climbs into her own bedroll with Simone. "At least make yourself useful and heat some more water. She wasn't in danger of death before, but she is now."
[22:51] Shadowcaller: "I can give her a boost… or you could just heal her?"
[22:52] Happy: "I healed her befoe. It doesn't make warmth out of nothing though."
[22:52] Happy: Hope tries to heal her again.
[22:53] Shadowcaller: "And here I thought healing helped against everything, is really the only limit to magic so weak?"
[22:53] Shadowcaller: "I guess you don't want her to drink more seagul?"
[22:55] Happy: "She's unconscious anyway. Some warm waterskins against her body might help though.
[22:58] Shadowcaller: "Magic is not good at such low tempratures, I'm sure she will be fine, if she is getting colder I can always give her a boost (that is, the necromatic energy he gave Hope some time ago) as I said."
[22:59] Happy: "Or you could heat up the damn water!" Hope says, quite angry.
[22:59] Shadowcaller: "And likely set the whole camp on fire? Heat is not my strong side, its Cessies."
[23:00] Shadowcaller: Michicora: "Can do it…"
[23:00] Happy: "Put a damn pot of water on the fire. Can't you do *anything* without magic?"
[23:01] Shadowcaller: She lights the fire suprsingly quickly with the tools she have at hand
[23:02] Shadowcaller: "Try fire a small pot with a fire ball yourself and see how it works out, you haven't a sligthest idea how magic works."
[23:02] Shadowcaller: "You should not comment on it."
[23:02] Happy: "You can't use a tinderbox?"
[23:02] Shadowcaller: The water in the bottle starts to get a bit warmer
[23:03] Shadowcaller: "A what?"
[23:03] Happy: "Good gods, and you think barbarians are stupid."
[23:03] Shadowcaller: Michicora seems to ignore your agrument, she is just checking the water
[23:05] Shadowcaller: /If you say that again *girl* I'm going to re-model your mind right here and now, DO not forget who is in charge here. You are just some dirty primitive that happens to be my sisters friend./
[23:06] Shadowcaller: (Ha, another villian down!)
[23:07] Happy: yay!
[23:08] Shadowcaller: (This what I meant with inter-party conflicts:P)
[23:12] Happy: Hope says no more, not because she's intimidated, but because she has a helpless and possibly dying child to take care of.
[23:13] Shadowcaller: Michicora: "The water is ready…"
[23:13] Happy: As soon as the water bottle is warmed, she places it against Simone's chest inside the bedroll. "Thank you, Michicora."
[23:14] Shadowcaller: She nods, but don't say anyhting, Arik have settled down into a corner of the camp
[23:14] Shadowcaller: *anything
[23:15] Shadowcaller: (He knows a word that would really make her angry, but even he won't use that.)
[23:16] Happy: (what?)
[23:16] Happy: (wolf whore?)
[23:16] Shadowcaller: "Is she okay?" Michicora finally asks
[23:16] Shadowcaller: (Yeah >.>)
[23:17] Happy: "I don't know. Not without knowing what he did to her. If it's just cold… she may be okay."
[23:18] Shadowcaller: She nods again "When is the wizard getting up?"
[23:18] Happy: "I don't know why she didn't awaken already."
[23:18] Shadowcaller: Cessie is still sleeping peacefully, blissfully unware of whats going on around her
[23:18] Shadowcaller: "She smells of magic…"
[23:19] Shadowcaller: "I think she have some type of magic upon her."
[23:20] Happy: "Can you try and wake Cessie?"
[23:20] Shadowcaller: "No."
[23:20] Shadowcaller: "I should not."
[23:20] Shadowcaller: (Yay, its MC!)
[23:22] Happy: (Oh, she means Cessie has magic on her?)
[23:22] Shadowcaller: (Yeah.)
[23:22] Happy: (Oh… never mind that then…. she wanted Cessie awake to examine what spells might be on Simone)
[23:23] Shadowcaller: (Okay.)
[23:26] Happy: (skip to morning?)
[23:27] Shadowcaller: (Or end it?)
[23:27] Happy: (I guess. You have school?)
[23:27] Shadowcaller: (um… I guess I have sleep time tomorrow…)
[23:28] Shadowcaller: (You want to continue? I thought you were tired or something >.>)
[23:29] Happy: (Yeah, I'm tired, but not necessarily ready for sleep. But yeah, this is a good place to stop. I was just curious to see what Cessie's reaction would be. >.>)
[23:30] Shadowcaller: (To that Arik had let Simone make the deal with Helios during the night?)
[23:31] Happy: (Yeah)
[23:31] Shadowcaller: (Would Hope tell Cessie what Arik told her?)
[23:31] Happy: (She might)
[23:32] Shadowcaller: (SHe would? I thought they keept everything secret from her
[23:32] Shadowcaller: (About their conflict with Arik that is.)
[23:34] Shadowcaller: (How would Hope have reacted *if* Arik had called her… that word? Not that he would have…)
[23:35] Happy: (She probably would have laughed at him)
[23:35] Shadowcaller: (Laughed? o.O)
[23:36] Happy: (Because she doesn't care what he thinks of her.)
[23:37] Shadowcaller: (SHe is very strong emotionally for a woman who had a breakdown >.>)
[23:38] Shadowcaller: (I guess that was different thoguht…)
[23:38] Shadowcaller: *thought
[23:39] Happy: (Yeah. Arik can't make the void. So she doesnt' fear him, even though she knows he could kill her. She doesn't know enough about the kinds of things he /could/ do to her, other than kill her. So it doesn't trouble her.)
[23:40] Shadowcaller: (Hehe, when Murska and Wolfy comes back, the real plot will start, this is just the interlude, sort of.)
[23:41] Shadowcaller: (Now, how would Cessie react if Hope tells her that…)
[23:42] Shadowcaller: (Unless Arik somehow prevents Hope that is.)
[23:43] Shadowcaller: (Arik + all the necromancy spells in that book…)
[23:45] Shadowcaller: (Tired?)
[23:45] Happy: (yeah)
[23:46] Shadowcaller: (Well, we both should go to bed then.)
[23:46] Shadowcaller: (Good Night.)
[23:47] Happy: gnight

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