Kyou 33

[16:38] Shadowcaller: You are met by a breeze of hot air, you can feel the hair of your skin rising a bit. There very air feels… charged
[16:38] Murska: What do I see?
[16:39] Shadowcaller: You open your eyes, you are met by red mist
[16:39] Shadowcaller: Its hard to see anything besides the ground you are standing on that looks like desert sand
[16:40] Happy: "Can you reach the Yokai wolf?"
[16:40] Murska: Aegnor steadies himself for a moment. 'Let me try.'
[16:40] Murska: He first tries to just generally feel around himself for spirit entities and such.
[16:41] Shadowcaller: You feel spirits… everywhere
[16:42] Shadowcaller: Its impossible to make out a singel presence
[16:42] Shadowcaller: You just feel countless of them
[16:42] Murska: Nothing especially strong?
[16:42] Happy: It's Japan! O.O
[16:42] Murska: Hey, they only have eight million spirits
[16:42] Murska: easy to count
[16:42] Shadowcaller: No, there is a wholeness here. Like all the spirits are the same entity
[16:43] Murska: Right. Well, he checks the spyglass while contacting the Yokai wolf. /Are you there?/
[16:44] Shadowcaller: /Are you there?/ You hear your own voice ask back
[16:44] Shadowcaller: In the spygas you can only see red mist
[16:44] Shadowcaller: *spyglas
[16:45] Murska: I check if it's shaking, tha tis
[16:45] Happy: Promise sniffs the air.
[16:45] Murska: that is*
[16:45] Shadowcaller: Its shaking ligthly
[16:45] Murska: 'Hmm. I don't think I can contact it from here.'
[16:46] Shadowcaller: He can sense the presence of the supernatural everywhere, the air smells of smoke and ash
[16:47] Shadowcaller: You can hardlt see each other in the mist
[16:48] Murska: How far apart are we?
[16:48] Shadowcaller: *hardly
[16:50] Shadowcaller: A few meters
[16:51] Murska: Aegnor takes a step closer to him. 'We'd better stay together.'
[16:56] Shadowcaller: Promise can suddenly hear something in the distance, it remainds him of the sound of weapons clashing toward each other
[16:56] Happy: "Do you hear that?" he asks Aegnor, turning that way.
[16:57] Shadowcaller: Aegor can't hear it
[16:57] Murska: 'What?'
[16:57] Shadowcaller: (((Link: http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg254/Seweron/onedoesnottankmordor.jpg)http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg254/Seweron/onedoesnottankmordor.jpg))
[16:58] Happy: "This way."
[16:59] Shadowcaller: You move throught the haze, and the sound becomes louder, now even Aegnor can hear it
[16:59] Murska: 'Hm. A fight? Should we approach?'
[17:00] Happy: "We may learn something."
[17:00] Murska: 'Yup. Or we might not. But then, I don't see anywhere else to go in this mist, so… lead on.'
[17:01] Shadowcaller: As you move on, Promise feels that he steps on something metalic
[17:01] Happy: *looks down*
[17:02] Shadowcaller: You only see sand first, but then you can make out something benath it…
[17:02] Happy: Promise brushes the sand away.
[17:02] Shadowcaller: Promise can see its a very rusty old shield
[17:03] Murska: Aegnor gives a questioning sound.
[17:04] Happy: "This must have belonged to a previous mortal traveller. I wonder if his body is down here too, or if he just lost the shield."
[17:05] Shadowcaller: The clanking sound grows a bit louder, it sounds like its moving around
[17:06] Murska: 'I don't like this place. I feel isolated, and I can't even observe my surroundings properly.'
[17:07] Happy: Promise stands up. "Zubera warned me it was strange. Should we move on, or dig up this shield?"
[17:08] Murska: 'What'd we do with it?'
[17:09] Happy: "Nothing, I imagine. Unless it was something we could learn from."
[17:09] Murska: 'Well, pick it up and examine it, I guess. But I'd rather get somewhere else soon.'
[17:10] Happy: Promise tries to unearth it.
[17:11] Shadowcaller: There is a thick layer of sand on it, but with some effort you pull the shiled out. Small parts of it falls of as you do so.
[17:11] Happy: Are there any symbols on it?
[17:12] Shadowcaller: This shield don't look like its of much use anymore, it feels like it can fall apart at any moment
[17:12] Shadowcaller: Any symbols are long faded away
[17:12] Happy: Is there a bony arm strapped to it?
[17:13] Shadowcaller: Nope
[17:13] Shadowcaller: Just a shield
[17:13] Happy: Promise drops it then. "Nothing."
[17:13] Happy: He moves towards the fight sounds again.
[17:14] Shadowcaller: You move on, but it seems no matter what direction you go to, you can't find the source of the sound, just hear it.
[17:15] Shadowcaller: But after some time searching Promise can make out something in the fog
[17:16] Shadowcaller: Its a gazebo
[17:16] Murska: OMG run!
[17:16] Murska: :P
[17:18] Shadowcaller: Aegnor can see that Promise is seeing something and can soon also make out the gazebo
[17:18] Happy: (Aegnor's eyes should be better than Promise's)
[17:18] Shadowcaller: (Hm, well he didn't look at that direction.)
[17:19] Murska: '…what?' :P
[17:19] Happy: We head towards the gazebo.
[17:19] Shadowcaller: (… I never thought I would read that…)
[17:20] Shadowcaller: You step inside the gazebo?
[17:21] Murska: Aegnor'd advice not, at least until they have an idea on, say, what the hell it IS.
[17:21] Murska: (Hmm, I'm reading on the newest entry on the wiki)
[17:21] Happy: Yeah, we look at it first.
[17:22] Shadowcaller: The mist apears to be a bitleaare here, you can see me shields and othhee wepons buried underneath the sand
[17:22] Murska: (Darnit, I wanted my character to be a good guy but his style'd really suit a witchar. :P)
[17:22] Shadowcaller: *ter
[17:22] Shadowcaller: *other
[17:22] Shadowcaller: (Well, there are good witchar's.)
[17:22] Murska: (Well yeah, but the whole 'adventurer' personality thing)
[17:23] Shadowcaller: (…I really hate my keyboard.)
[17:24] Shadowcaller: The mist appears to be a bit clearer here, you can make our more shields and other weapons buried underneath the sand
[17:25] Murska: Anything that looks to be in remotely usable condition?
[17:25] Shadowcaller: Its hard to see since you cna only see parts of the weapons
[17:25] Shadowcaller: *can
[17:26] Shadowcaller: Promise can make out a slight difference in the clanking sound now, it sounds like its coming closer
[17:26] Murska: (THE GAZEBO IS ATTACKING!)
[17:26] Happy: He looks towards the sound, readying his shield.
[17:26] Happy: *spear
[17:27] Murska: Aegnor takes a step farther from him.
[17:27] Shadowcaller: (It's too late. You've woken up the gazebo, and it catches you and eats you.)
[17:27] Happy: (noes!)
[17:28] Shadowcaller: The clanking sound is really loud now
[17:28] Shadowcaller: Out of the mist Aegnor can make out a strange entity
[17:28] Murska: What's it like?
[17:28] Shadowcaller: (Link: http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg254/Seweron/?action=view&current=magic_sok_kataki_picMain_en.jpg)http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg254/Seweron/?action=view&current=magic_sok_kataki_picMain_en.jpg
[17:28] Murska: 'kay…
[17:29] Murska: 'Watch out.'
[17:29] Murska: Aegnor tries to distinguish it's spirit energy from the other stuff around him.
[17:29] Murska: (Happy, you've forgotten to add your new longbow to your equipment)
[17:30] Shadowcaller: You can sense its a great kami, much like iname
[17:30] Murska: 'Uh oh… if that thing is hostile, we better get out.' Aegnor touches the spyglass to check it's shaking.
[17:31] Shadowcaller: Its shaking a bit more, but not as much as during the day Ai was killed
[17:31] Happy: (Try speaking to it :P)
[17:31] Murska: (He's waiting on that for now, to see what it does.)
[17:32] Shadowcaller: Its moving towards you, slowly but surely
[17:32] Murska: /Greetings./
[17:33] Shadowcaller: /My vengeance has been denied/ as it respond the ground seemed to shake beneath you. The wind rose in a howl.
[17:34] Murska: /Excuse me?/ Aegnor tries to shuffle out of the way if it keeps walking towards them.
[17:37] Shadowcaller: /Do you seek to appese me?/
[17:38] Shadowcaller: The kami stops moving, now the only thing that can be heard is the wind moving
[17:38] Murska: /Actually I'm trying to find a certain spirit./
[17:39] Shadowcaller: /I am seeking vengance, you shall not prevent me. Have you seen a mortal here?/
[17:39] Murska: /Other than us, no, sorry./
[17:40] Shadowcaller: The kami starts moving again, away from you this time
[17:41] Murska: Aegnor thinks of asking it for directions but decides that better not mess with an angry kami with enough strength to crush them to a pulp.
[17:41] Shadowcaller: The clanking sounds can be heard once again, but slowly grows fainter as the kami moves away from you
[17:42] Murska: Aegnor looks at Promise, then turns to the Gazebo, examining it.
[17:42] Shadowcaller: Its a white gazebo, like this one:
[17:42] Shadowcaller: (Link: http://www.shawneestructures.com/images/gazebo-10x14b.jpg)http://www.shawneestructures.com/images/gazebo-10x14b.jpg
[17:43] Happy: Promise sniffs the air.
[17:44] Shadowcaller: He can smell something different this time… the smell of a human
[17:44] Happy: "I smell a human," he says quietly to Aegnor.
[17:44] Murska: 'Which way?'
[17:45] Shadowcaller: (north.)
[17:45] Happy: (towards the gazebo, or away from it?)
[17:45] Shadowcaller: (you are already by the gazebo.)
[17:45] Shadowcaller: (You would see someone hiding in it really.)
[17:46] Murska: (Well, I have no idea where 'north' is)
[17:46] Shadowcaller: (He can point the direction guess?)
[17:46] Happy: Promise does that! Weee!
[17:46] Shadowcaller: (I'm not sure how I can explain the direction since there are no landmarks.)
[17:46] Murska: (If Gazebo is 'north', where is the human?*)
[17:47] Shadowcaller: (the human is north, the gazebo is south.)
[17:48] Murska: ('kay)
[17:49] Shadowcaller: (You move toward the smell then, or do you do something that not is strongly pointed out by the Dm?:P)
[17:49] Happy: (awww, backstabbing me already. :) )
[17:49] Happy: We track the human.
[17:49] Murska: (Hey, I just asked him to switch away from me. :P
[17:50] Murska: (Can I burn the Gazebo first?)
[17:50] Shadowcaller: (You don't have anything to start a fire with.)
[17:50] Shadowcaller: (Or do you?)
[17:51] Murska: (Well, yeah, that goes with 'travel equipment', I guess.)
[17:51] Murska: (Anyway, I don't think he'd have the motivation.)
[17:51] Shadowcaller: (Neither do I.)
[17:52] Murska: (So, we track the human)
[17:52] Shadowcaller: (With this, I could really start planning the adventure instead of making up all in the last minute:P)
[17:53] Shadowcaller: You move trought the red mist (should we assume you do your basic needs or do you like to RP that too?)
[17:53] Shadowcaller: *throught
[17:54] Happy: (:P)
[17:54] Happy: We said we were tracking him
[17:54] Murska: (Burning things is a basic need, is it not? :P)
[17:54] Shadowcaller: (Well, generally I mean.)
[17:55] Shadowcaller: Promise can feel that you are getting closer, suddenly a figure comes rushing towards you
[17:55] Shadowcaller: But before it reaches you, it collapses on the ground
[17:56] Murska: Aegnor walks to it and examines it, hands on daggers.
[17:57] Shadowcaller: Its a old human male, he have the looks of a warrior. Promise can smell fear and sweat about this man.
[17:57] Murska: 'Who're you?'
[17:58] Murska: (He'll try different languages he knows.)
[17:58] Shadowcaller: He blinks, it looks like he is completly exhuased
[17:58] Murska: Does he have weaponry?
[17:59] Shadowcaller: Not what you can see
[17:59] Shadowcaller: “All dead,” he said in a rusty, creaking voice, little more than a whisper. “War’s Wage claimed them all.”
[17:59] Murska: Aegnor pulls him up with one hand. What does his clothing look like? And what language is he speaking?
[17:59] Shadowcaller: (He is speaking Kyouhen.)
[18:00] Shadowcaller: (So, I'm not sure you understand him that well.)
[18:00] Murska: (Which… neither of us understand)
[18:00] Shadowcaller: (You know a few bits.)
[18:00] Shadowcaller: (You understood a few parts.)
[18:00] Murska: Aegnor quickly cycles through the languages he knows to see if the man recognizes any.
[18:02] Happy: (Aegnor took lessons in Kyouen from simone, remember? )
[18:02] Murska: (I did?)
[18:02] Murska: (I thought that was isandwanan or whatever. :P)
[18:02] Happy: (Why would you learn the language for a place you were moving away from? :P)
[18:03] Shadowcaller: His armor is made of black lacquered reeds, splintered and shattered in some places, while other parts, like the shoulder plates and leggings, were missing entirely. The clothing beneath the armor was ragged and stained. He still had a sheath on his back, but no weapon. His sandals were worn almost paper-thin.
[18:03] Murska: (Hey, he wants to learn as many languages as possible. And he didn't even know of Kyouen at that point, anyway. :P)
[18:05] Murska: Aegnor, after pulling the man up, turns so the man is between him and Promise. 'Now what do we do with this one? Maybe it's the one the Kami was after.'
[18:05] Happy: "It seems likely," Promise says.
[18:06] Murska: (He didn't recognize any of the languages Aegnor tried, I guess?)
[18:06] Shadowcaller: (Nope.)
[18:06] Murska: 'Well, he doesn't seem to know any language I do, so we won't be able to get much information out of him.'
[18:07] Murska: 'Maybe the Kami'd tell us something if we give him this one?'
[18:08] Shadowcaller: “Offended Kataki," The old man suddenly says, only Aegnor understands these words thought
[18:08] Happy: Promise raises an eyebrow. "This man has done nothing to us."
[18:08] Murska: What language, then?
[18:08] Shadowcaller: (Kyouhen, you understand parts of it.)
[18:09] Murska: 'Nor has the Kami. We have no part in their personal dispute, but we do need some information.'
[18:09] Shadowcaller: He gave a weak cough. “So easy.”
[18:09] Murska: Aegnor turns to the man. 'What? Be… clear.'
[18:10] Shadowcaller: “Killed us all,” he said again, looking down at the ground
[18:11] Shadowcaller: “All my fault…."
[18:12] Happy: (You translating for Promise?)
[18:12] Murska: (Not at the moment.)
[18:12] Murska: 'Hm. Something, most likely the Kami, has killed all of this guy's group… They offended it somehow, I gather.'
[18:13] Murska: (Hm. How much Kyouen would I know then…
[18:13] Murska: To the man: 'Yes. Talk more.'
[18:13] Happy: (you learned enough to translate simple concepts)
[18:14] Murska: (Well, if this is just what I picked up during our stay in Kyou it won't be much.)
[18:14] Happy: (And the weeks in the airship)
[18:14] Murska: (So did I learn Kyou from Simone then?)
[18:16] Happy: (Yes. I GM'd you through that :P)
[18:17] Shadowcaller: The man points at his mouth "Water…"
[18:18] Murska: Aegnor gives him a little.
[18:20] Shadowcaller: He relaxes a little bit with his eyes closed it looks like he is resting
[18:21] Happy: "How long has he been here?"
[18:22] Shadowcaller: (you translate this to him?)
[18:22] Murska: Sure.
[18:23] Shadowcaller: "No sun, no moon… can't see."
[18:24] Murska: 'I don't think he knows, nothing to count the passing of time with.'
[18:25] Happy: Promise shudders. "Horrible."
[18:25] Murska: It'll probably be fruitless and he knows it, but Aegnor asks him if he knows any way out of there.
[18:27] Shadowcaller: "No way… trapped."
[18:27] Murska: 'Why stay alive then?'
[18:27] Shadowcaller: "It becomes worse…"
[18:28] Shadowcaller: "Kataki will claim me."
[18:28] Murska: 'What does that mean?'
[18:29] Shadowcaller: "He comes for vengence, never stopping…"
[18:29] Shadowcaller: "Only the dead can rest, but the claimed do not."
[18:29] Murska: 'What'd you do to him anyway?'
[18:31] Shadowcaller: He shakes his head "Who knows?"
[18:32] Murska: 'Why and how did you come here?'
[18:33] Shadowcaller: "Came here on a mission… I can hardly remember anymore, its all faded…"
[18:35] Shadowcaller: "Kyou… yes, Kyou."
[18:36] Murska: 'So, what is this place like?'
[18:37] Shadowcaller: He looks up for a moment his eyes staring directly at you, his pupils widened "Death… there is only death here."
[18:38] Murska: 'And you, and us, and a weird construction, and that kami…'
[18:39] Shadowcaller: At the mention of the kami the old man shudders. Suddenly you realize that the clanking sound is coming closer
[18:39] Murska: Aegnor turns to Promise. 'Uh, we don't want that thing to notice us with this guy…'
[18:40] Shadowcaller: The sound is coming from every direction at once
[18:41] Happy: "What about the wolf?"
[18:41] Murska: (Didn't I tell him already that I can't contact it?)
[18:42] Happy: (I meant ask the human)
[18:42] Murska: (About a spirit that just recently arrived?)
[18:42] Murska: (Well, okay, I translate that quickly while noting to Promise that we'd best get away from the guysoon.)
[18:45] Shadowcaller: (So, what are you doing then? Leaving the old man? And if so, what direction?)
[18:45] Happy: "We should take him with us."
[18:46] Murska: 'Which way?'
[18:46] Happy: "Continue this way."
[18:47] Shadowcaller: The man slowly walks after you, he is baerly in the state of walking
[18:48] Shadowcaller: *barly
[18:48] Murska: 'Can you pick him up if we are going to take him with us?' (So, we're going away from the only landmark?)
[18:48] Happy: Promise tries to pick him up.
[18:48] Shadowcaller: (apperenlty.)
[18:49] Happy: (Promise's player has brain fog. If you have better ideas, then lead the way)
[18:49] Shadowcaller: Suddenly you can make out the kami again, slowly walking toward you
[18:50] Murska: We go away from it, I guess. Fast.
[18:51] Shadowcaller: You can hear the klanking sound around you, as if the kami was switching position or if there was more then one of it
[18:52] Murska: Right, well then we head away from it whenever we see it and otherwise try going back towards that only landmark
[18:52] Happy: Okay.
[18:52] Shadowcaller: You can see the floating things that sorrunded the kami everywhere now
[18:53] Shadowcaller: Conjured up from thin air
[18:53] Shadowcaller: You reach the gazebo once again
[18:53] Shadowcaller: Promise can't move very fast since he have to carry the man
[18:54] Happy: "Do you know what this is?" Promise asks, expecting Aegnor to translate.
[18:54] Murska: He does
[18:54] Shadowcaller: "Seen it… dozens of times."
[18:55] Happy: "What is it?"
[18:55] Shadowcaller: "Not sure what its called…"
[18:55] Shadowcaller: (a gazebo maybe?:P)
[18:56] Happy: "I mean, do you know its purpose"
[18:57] Shadowcaller: "No, this place make little sense."
[18:57] Shadowcaller: The clanking sound is coming closer again, you think the kami had started to follow you
[18:57] Murska: I guess we enter, nothing much else to do.
[18:57] Happy: Yes
[18:57] Shadowcaller: You are now inside the gazebo
[18:58] Murska: 'He hasn't found a way out and he's been here for who knows how long… So I suppose we'll have to pick a side.'
[18:59] Happy: "What about the flute?"
[19:00] Murska: 'Hm. I don't see what it'd do but anything's worth a try.'
[19:00] Shadowcaller: Out of the fog comes the kami once again, the man tries to get off Promises back now
[19:00] Happy: Promise lets him
[19:01] Shadowcaller: He starts to run away from the kami
[19:02] Murska: 'So. Fight the Kami, give him the man and hope that he helps us somehow or try, like that guy has tried for who knows how long, to find a way out independently or something else?'
[19:02] Happy: "I won't give the man to the Kami. That would be dishonourable."
[19:03] Murska: 'Hm. Okay. That Kami is comparable in power to Iname… I'd say our chances of killing it would be rather slim.'
[19:05] Happy: "I don't think we can kill any of the spirits in this realm. But we might be able to influence them somehow."

Session Start (moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit#moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit:Group Conversation 11674): Sun May 17 19:56:16 2009
[19:56] Murska: Work?
[19:56] Happy: okay
[19:59] Happy: you here, SC?
[19:59] Shadowcaller: Yeah
[19:59] Murska: Now, since this is the third RP chat and has none of the logs…
[19:59] Murska: where were we?
[19:59] Happy: anyway, i need to take rest breaks more often…
[19:59] Murska: Right. 'Kami doesn't hear music, man goes running away.'
[19:59] Murska: and… man doesn't hear music either, I guess
[20:00] Shadowcaller: Well, I would like to recon that
[20:00] Shadowcaller: If thats okay with you?
[20:00] Murska: 'kay. :P
[20:01] Happy: okay
[20:02] Shadowcaller: You are at the gazebo
[20:02] Shadowcaller: The klanking sound is coming closer
[20:02] Murska: Hm… So, before or after meeting the man and all that?
[20:02] Shadowcaller: After
[20:03] Happy: so just before the man runs away?
[20:03] Shadowcaller: Yeah
[20:03] Shadowcaller: Lets say you already had that dissucssion
[20:03] Murska: So, the man struggles…
[20:04] Shadowcaller: He does
[20:04] Happy: "My friend talks to spirits."
[20:04] Happy: Promise tries to keep him from running.
[20:05] Shadowcaller: "Kataki… its mad!"
[20:05] Happy: "Try the flute."
[20:05] Murska: 'Cover your ears, then.'
[20:06] Shadowcaller: (dose he say that to the man too?)
[20:06] Murska: Hm. Yeah.
[20:06] Murska: Once they do, he plays it, as before.
[20:06] Shadowcaller: The kami apppears unaffected by the music
[20:07] Murska: After a moment, he stops playing again.
[20:07] Shadowcaller: /Give me him./
[20:08] Murska: /What'd he do to you again?/
[20:09] Shadowcaller: /He denied my vengence./
[20:09] Murska: /Couldn't you elaborate on that a bit?/
[20:10] Shadowcaller: The kami is moving closer as you speak, the man panics "Please… don't let it get me. Kill me if you must!"
[20:11] Happy: (Does Aegnor translate?)
[20:12] Murska: I guess it'd be rather obvious that he's panicing and doesn't want to be caught
[20:12] Murska: and he's busy talking to the kami anyway
[20:12] Murska: so nah
[20:12] Shadowcaller: The kami don't appear to respond, it only have eyes for the man
[20:12] Happy: Promise tries to retreat with the man.
[20:12] Murska: Aegnor moves to the side
[20:13] Murska: /Oi! What exactly did he do? What are you avenging?/
[20:13] Shadowcaller: /If you want to know, give him to me./
[20:14] Murska: /What'd be the point after that?/
[20:14] Murska: /Why can't you just tell me now?/
[20:14] Shadowcaller: (um, I guess Promise is moving away from Aegnor and the spirit now.)
[20:14] Shadowcaller: ?
[20:15] Murska: (Yup, and Aegnor is staying not directly between the man and the Kami but still closer to Promise and the man than the Kami is)
[20:15] Shadowcaller: The man is trying to escape Promise, he rather want to escape by his own force
[20:17] Happy: Promise is trying to keep hold of him.
[20:18] Shadowcaller: The kami is catching up on Promise and the man as they struggle
[20:18] Happy: "Stay calm. I won't let him have you," Promise says.
[20:18] Shadowcaller: "Release me or kill me!"
[20:19] Murska: Kami's ignoring the latest set of questions?
[20:20] Shadowcaller: /What difference dose it make?/
[20:20] Happy: "Tell him we'll kill his prey if he doesn't talk to you?"
[20:20] Murska: /Well, it might help me convince my companion to give him to you, if he deems the reason sufficient./
[20:21] Happy: Promise puts a paw to the man's throat. "If I have to kill you to keep you from his hands, I will. But I hope I won't have to."
[20:22] Shadowcaller: /I do not need your help to extract my vengance./ The kami restlessly closes in on Promise and the man
[20:22] Murska: /Hm. Then, you could tell me how to get out of here, since we aren't needed?/
[20:23] Shadowcaller: /You will get out of here once I have completed my vengance./
[20:24] Murska: /Why are we here anyway? We were supposed to appear near the spirit we're searching, and then know the way back ourselves?/
[20:25] Shadowcaller: The kami don't even answer this question.
[20:25] Murska: /You do see that the Wolfen will kill the man…/
[20:25] Happy: As the kami approaches, Promise pulls the man's head back with one paw and holds the other paw to his throat in a clearly menacing manner.
[20:26] Shadowcaller: The kami stops for a while /You won't deny me of my vengance once again./
[20:27] Murska: /He sure will unless you explain what's going on./
[20:28] Shadowcaller: /There is little reason, this man did what you are going to do and he will pay the same price as you will./
[20:28] Murska: /So he killed someone you were trying to kill?/
[20:28] Murska: /And why exactly were you trying to kill that guy?/
[20:29] Murska: /Or whatever you're trying to do./
[20:29] Shadowcaller: /Long ago, one had offended me. It was slain by another, who was slain by another still, each in turn seeking to appease me, but each in turn denying my vengeance. Each offender has perished before I could rend their soul and reduce them to an eternity of suffering./
[20:31] Murska: /So… some guy long ago annoyed you and then you didn't get to pay him back so now you're hunting someone who is related to the original crime so distantly that he doesn't even know of it… I mean, holding a grudge, okay, but isn't that taking it a /bit/ far?/
[20:32] Shadowcaller: /You won't deny my vengance./
[20:32] Shadowcaller: The kami repeats
[20:32] Shadowcaller: You suspect its quite mad
[20:32] Murska: /Your vengeange is already gone. The guy who you have any right to hurt is dead, and someone killing that guy is no grounds for 'eternity of suffering'./
[20:34] Shadowcaller: /He prevented me from fullfilling it, he must pay the price the same price, the same vengance as the one who offended me./
[20:35] Murska: /That's just stupid, but that aside, why exactly must they pay? Forget and forgive? What does it gain you to spend ages trying to catch someone who hasn't even done anything to you?/
[20:36] Shadowcaller: (Well, I doubt you really can convince someone who have done just that. Its not exactly the sanest thing to do really.)
[20:36] Happy: (Hey, if Promise could cure Zubera…)
[20:37] Shadowcaller: /Someone must pay, someone must pay the price./
[20:37] Murska: (We probably can't kill it and Promise'd never give him the man, and if Promise kills the man, the thing'll just follow it. Oddly enough, we don't know a way out of here, so diplomacy seems to be the most sane option.)
[20:37] Murska: /Why?/
[20:37] Murska: (*him)
[20:37] Shadowcaller: (You can give him the man.)
[20:38] Murska: (Yeah right. :P)
[20:38] Happy: (Promise would never do that)
[20:38] Happy: (Wolfbane would kill me if I roleplayed him doing somethign that out of character)
[20:40] Shadowcaller: /Why?/The kami don't appear to understand the question
[20:40] Murska: /Why must someone pay? What happens if you just leave him be?/
[20:42] Shadowcaller: /Somone must pay the price, no one escapes my vengance./
[20:43] Murska: /The guy who actually deserves your vengeange… if he does, that is… is DEAD. So he already escaped it. Hurting someone else is just avoiding the problem and doesn't help in any way./
[20:46] Shadowcaller: /They offended me by killing him, denying me of vengance./
[20:47] Shadowcaller: (Logic meets madness:P)
[20:47] Murska: /So, many people have already escaped your vengeange. Is this some kind of a deep psychological need to hurt SOMETHING? If so, then hurt yourself, so it won't clash with other people./
[20:50] Shadowcaller: /The first one offended me, the others offended me too by preventing me from take vengance. They are all the same to me./
[20:50] Happy: (brb)
[20:52] Murska: /So, you were offended? Take it like a spirit! You don't have to get all 'chase you to the ends of the earth' about it. You've already failed with your vengeange against the others and by your own logic this is a completely separate case, so why is just leaving it be so difficult?/
[20:52] Murska: /Seriously. Don't you have ANYTHING better to do?/
[20:53] Shadowcaller: (His logic: you inherit guilt.)
[20:53] Murska: (Well, he just said that the others offended him by 'preventing him to take vengeange'
[20:53] Murska: (thus, he isn't hunting them because of the crime of the first guy
[20:53] Murska: (But cuz they offended him in a different way)
[20:53] Shadowcaller: (Yes, basically. Its both really.)
[20:54] Shadowcaller: (But you are trying to talk down a massmurdering madman right now.)
[20:54] Murska: (Ayup.)
[20:54] Shadowcaller: (Logic can't beat madness sadly:()
[20:54] Murska: (Heh. It's not all logic.)
[20:55] Murska: (For one, his mind is still clear enough to form coherent-ish thoughts, which should help)
[20:55] Murska: (We'll see if he has emotions)
[20:56] Shadowcaller: (Well, most psychopaths can still speak like normal, heck even appear as completly normal persons. That is, until you find the many graves outside their house…)
[20:57] Murska: (Ayup, again)
[20:58] Happy: (back)
[20:58] Happy: "Aegnor, are you getting anywhere?"
[20:59] Murska: 'Not really. This thing is mad and believes that he has to put the man through eternal suffering since he killed some guy that killed some guy that killed another guy who had insulted him somehow, or something similar.'
[21:00] Happy: "So if we kill him…?"
[21:00] Murska: 'It'll hunt us.'
[21:01] Happy: "… maybe we should run."
[21:01] Murska: 'I don't know if that'd allow us to escape. The man hasn't gotten anywhere and he's been running for far longer.'
[21:02] Happy: "I don't understand. Zubera said our ties to the Yokai wolf would take us straight to him."
[21:02] Happy: /Wolf? Are you there? Can you hear me?/
[21:03] Murska: 'Something unexpected happened, I guess.'
[21:05] Shadowcaller: (Hehe, I was wondering when Promise attempted to contact him:P)
[21:06] Happy: (And…?)
[21:07] Shadowcaller: (Sorry, some other stange chat…)
[21:07] Shadowcaller: /You… are you near?/
[21:07] Happy: /We've come for you./
[21:08] Shadowcaller: /Where are you? I can feel you… you are here aren't you?/
[21:08] Happy: /We're in the gazebo. And there's some kind of crazy vengeance kami here trying to kill someone in front of us./
[21:09] Shadowcaller: /Kataki you mean?/
[21:09] Shadowcaller: /Mortals are drawn to his realm./
[21:10] Happy: /Are you here? Zubera says that once we find you, we can lead you out./
[21:10] Shadowcaller: /I can't locate you here… I'm as lost as you are./
[21:11] Murska: 'Hm. Who are you talking to?'
[21:12] Shadowcaller: /The fog, it clouds ones mind./
[21:12] Shadowcaller: /Enough time here, and you forget who you are./
[21:13] Happy: "The Yokai wolf."
[21:13] Happy: /But we should be drawn to you./
[21:13] Murska: 'Oh, so you can talk to him? Good. Any help available?'
[21:14] Happy: "He's lost too."
[21:14] Shadowcaller: /You are near me… I think./
[21:14] Happy: /Is there anything we can do to help you find us?/
[21:15] Shadowcaller: /I don't know… I'm not sure where I am, its a great red rock…. there are other spirits…/
[21:17] Happy: "He says there's a great red rock where he is."
[21:18] Shadowcaller: Kataki is still right in front of Promise and the man
[21:19] Murska: Even after he stopped and Promise retreated?
[21:19] Murska: (I guess this conversation is taking place partly while Aegnor's talking to Kataki
[21:19] Murska: since he hasn't responded yet)
[21:20] Shadowcaller: (yeah.)
[21:20] Murska: Aegnor asks the man in broken Kyouen: 'Do you know of a large red rock anywhere nearby?'
[21:21] Shadowcaller: "I have seen it… but there are strange things watching it, I haven't been able to come close./
[21:21] Murska: 'Where is it?'
[21:22] Shadowcaller: "I'm not sure how to explain… just get me away from this kami or kill me okay?"
[21:22] Shadowcaller: "I can't take this.."
[21:23] Murska: 'We might find protection there. Worth a shot, almost anything is.'
[21:23] Happy: "Can you show us the way?"
[21:24] Shadowcaller: "I can try, its hard to find anything here…"
[21:26] Happy: "We have a spirit friend there. If we can reach it."
[21:26] Shadowcaller: /I have not failed until the vengance have been paid back, by this man or another./
[21:26] Happy: ((so by that logic, he can never fail :P))
[21:26] Happy: ((I didn't fail… i'm just… late!))
[21:27] Shadowcaller: (Yeah)
[21:28] Murska: /You just broke your own logic. There's no reasoning, nothing in your actions that would stand up to any closer examination. You're just in a long, drawn-out childish burst of rage fueled by, you know, being insane./ Aegnor apparently has translated the man's words to Promise. He adds a suggestion to run the hell away while they still can.
[21:29] Happy: We run the hell away!
[21:29] Shadowcaller: /It is not nessecary for you to understand./
[21:29] Murska: To where the man leads us, I guess. :P
[21:29] Murska: (Heh. It's not necessary for you to understand, as long as I think it makes sense!)
[21:30] Shadowcaller: (In the orginal story, they killed the man and then Kataki killed the whole village he who had killed him lived in.)
[21:31] Shadowcaller: (Gah, I need to talk my dog out for a walk..!)
[21:31] Shadowcaller: (And yeah, there are a lot of people who reasons like that.)
[21:31] Shadowcaller: (Ill be right back…)
[21:34] Happy: (Aegnor needs to take out the kazoo)
[21:34] Happy: (And play 'run run run run to the giant red rock!'
[21:34] Murska: :P
[21:36] Murska: Hm. This has been a 30-hour day to me… getting a bit tired.
[21:36] Happy: you know what would be epic? If we could engineer a joint win for me and Loony in the barbarian contest
[21:36] Happy: awww *hugs*
[21:36] Murska: Heh.
[21:36] Murska: *hugs*
[21:36] Murska: Timezones are funny.
[21:36] Murska: We left on a ten-hour flight at something like 11am
[21:37] Murska: and when we came down, it was 3pm
[21:39] Happy: crazy boy. when i got back from the US, I only logged on for a few minutes to say high, and then I crashed
[21:39] Happy: of course, I had a horrible head cold at the time. But still, travel is exhausting
[21:40] Murska: When tired, the best way to get un-tired is to stay up and do something. I'm always the most tired right after I wake up. :P
[21:42] Happy: Loony's going to post my shakespeare reading -,-
[21:42] Murska: :P
[21:45] Murska: Aegnor might be a bit out of practice in a normal fight, when I think of it… Let's see, what has he fought recently. A god, a couple spirits, a lot of zombies and some druids, worm-thingies, a bodywalker, evil ents…
[21:45] Murska: Only normal things have been the couple bandits around.
[21:45] Murska: :P
[21:48] Happy: Loony is mocking me
[21:50] Murska: Aww.
[21:50] Murska: Poor you. *hugs*
[21:50] Murska: It appears it won't be worth it to resurrect me after all in Rumble. O'well, I got to get an epic moment and that's more than most people. :P
[21:51] Happy: heh
[21:51] Happy: 1 hp
[21:55] Shadowcaller: (back.)
[21:55] Happy: We is running.
[21:55] Shadowcaller: (Hm?)
[21:55] Shadowcaller: (Oh right.)
[21:56] Shadowcaller: The man is trying to catch up with you, he is far as fast as you two are
[21:56] Shadowcaller: /My vengance won't be denied!/
[21:57] Shadowcaller: Kataki follows, but you soon lost sight of him in the red mist
[21:57] Happy: Promise helps him. He doesn't leave the man behind.
[21:57] Murska: Not to mention he's the one who's supposed to lead us
[21:57] Murska: :P
[21:57] Happy: for realz
[21:58] Shadowcaller: (Well, he's old and its hard to find any type of direction when you hardly can see anything at all.)
[21:58] Shadowcaller: (Also, Aegnor seems to suffer from what I would call the spook syndrome
)
[21:59] Shadowcaller: (But lets disscuss that later.)
[21:59] Happy: /We're trying to find you/
[21:59] Shadowcaller: /I can't move./
[21:59] Happy: /Stay at the rock/
[22:00] Shadowcaller: /Not much else I can do../
[22:01] Shadowcaller: The man is trying to see something that would give him any direction in this fog.
[22:01] Happy: /The elven wizard spirit wanted to see you. He helped us fight off some slavers./
[22:01] Shadowcaller: "I'm not sure…"
[22:01] Happy: Promise sniffs
[22:02] Shadowcaller: You don't smell anything you didn't do before
[22:02] Happy: So no direction?
[22:02] Shadowcaller: "You can smell?.. oh wolfen…"
[22:02] Shadowcaller: "The red rock… there is smoke coming from it."
[22:03] Happy: Promise tries to locate the smell of smoke.
[22:04] Shadowcaller: You smell smoke and ash everywhere, but there appear to be a high concentration of it in -insert direction here-
[22:04] Happy: We go insertish!
[22:04] Happy: (Is Murska still here?)
[22:04] Shadowcaller: (Perhaps, or he went to sleep^^)
[22:06] Shadowcaller: (really, when I came home from a vacation. I thought "oh, lets play some computer, I haven't done that in two weeks. But I'm just going to lay down here a bit…")
[22:06] Happy: (yeah. I logged on long enough to tell everyone I'd arrived, because Lex wanted me to tell her I was safe)
[22:07] Shadowcaller: You move throught the red mist, Promise leading and Aegnor and the old man (that you really should learn the name of by now) following
[22:07] Shadowcaller: (Oh, how long have you known lex?)
[22:08] Happy: "What is your name?"
[22:08] Happy: (:P)
[22:08] Happy: (I guess we've been friends since August of last year)
[22:08] Shadowcaller: (:) Thats quite long.)
[22:09] Murska: (Let's get to a drop-off point so I can go to sleep so I don't be late from my first day at work. :P)
[22:10] Shadowcaller: "Suroshian."
[22:10] Happy: "I am Promise, and my friend is Aegnor."
[22:10] Shadowcaller: (Work? The day after you come home? o.O)
[22:10] Happy: (He's nuts, you know)
[22:11] Murska: (Work work…) (That reference really works better when spoken…)
[22:11] Shadowcaller: (I'm suprised he have the energy to IF >.>)
[22:11] Murska: (I'm at 0 energy, all dead, but still moving. :P)
[22:11] Shadowcaller: (Peon reference eh?)
[22:11] Happy: eh, make it a cliffhanger. "The party arrives at the red rock and sees…."
[22:11] Murska: (yup)
[22:11] Shadowcaller: (Sure, I need to think of some guardians anyway.)
[22:12] Shadowcaller: (Its much easier when I don't have any characters there.)
[22:14] Happy: (So, we're done?)
[22:14] Shadowcaller: (I guess.)
[22:14] Happy: *hugs dad*
[22:14] Happy: sleep well
[22:14] Murska: *hugs* yeah
[22:14] Happy: have fun at work. when will you be around?
[22:14] Shadowcaller: Good Night
[22:15] Murska: Earlier than when I was at school
[22:15] Murska: so prolly earlier than you two. :P
[22:15] Happy: *giggle*

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