Mar 03

[19:15] Murska: so
[19:15] Murska: if we want to play tonight
[19:15] Murska: we better start soon. :P
[19:15] Murska: it's so late
[19:15] Shadowcaller: Indeed
[19:16] Happy: so where are we know. back at the tavern?
[19:17] Shadowcaller: We are, did you happend to read our last RP thing?:P
[19:18] Murska: Happy and Cessie are in their rooms, sleeping. They can wake up whenever they want. :P
[19:19] Shadowcaller: (And I hate this homework|-))
[19:19] Murska: Some music reaches their rooms from downstairs.
[19:22] Shadowcaller: (back)
[19:22] Shadowcaller: (I might need to switch back and fourth between this and the work…)
[19:22] Happy: (did the RP thing get posted?)
[19:22] Murska: (?)
[19:23] Shadowcaller: (It did)
[19:23] Happy: Happy gets dressed and posted the music downstairs
[19:23] Happy: *follows the music
[19:25] Murska: Happy walks downstairs to the ever more familiar scene of Aegnor entertaining the crowd. He doesn't seem to be holding a show right now though, but instead just playing different riffs and jamming, sometimes stopping to change a mark or two in his papers.
[19:25] Shadowcaller: I wake up and go downstairs
[19:25] Shadowcaller: *dressed that is:P
[19:25] Shadowcaller: (I sleep with my clothes on)
[19:25] Murska: Cessie walks into the hallway and almost crashes with Happy doing the exact same thing.
[19:28] Shadowcaller: I sit down and eat, still pretty tired for staying up so late
[19:28] Happy: Happy gets her breakfast, and joins the crowd, so she can listen
[19:29] Murska: Happy hears the song for the first time. It's a perplexing mix of happy and sad tones and riffs.
[19:30] Murska: *Wake alone in the hills
With the wind in your face
It feels good to be proud
And be free and be a race
That is part of a clan
And to live on highlands
And the air that you breathe
So pure and so clean*
[19:31] Shadowcaller: Can't really concentrate on the music since I'm thinking of something else
[19:32] Shadowcaller: *yawn*
[19:32] Happy: Happy is listening, fascinated
[19:33] Murska: She might realize that the song has a lot of points that connect to their adventures.

[19:37] Murska: Aegnor notices the two girls and returns the guitar to it's case, much to the dismay of the onlookers. 'Sorry, everyone, but if I have time I'll play some real songs later.'
[19:37] Murska: He then walks to Cessie and Happy and orders breakfast.
[19:38] Murska: 'Morning.'
[19:38] Shadowcaller: "Morning…"
[19:39] Happy: "That was really good." Happy says.
[19:39] Murska: 'Thank you. Did you notice the part about yourself?'
[19:40] Happy: "Yes…" *looks a little embarrassed, but pleased*
[19:41] Murska: 'That's what I was writing yesterday. Inspiration tends to make me a bit cranky, so I'm sorry if I annoyed you.'
[19:42] Shadowcaller: "Your song is not exactly an insult you know."
[19:42] Murska: 'It's supposed to make people feel. I think it does that.'
[19:43] Happy: "It does."
[19:43] Murska: 'Thank you.'
[19:43] Murska: 'I was wondering if you'd want to try singing your own part in it?'
[19:44] Shadowcaller: "You know how I feel about that…"
[19:45] Murska: (@happy, that was)
[19:45] Happy: "Me? You want me to sing?"
[19:45] Murska: 'Indeed. I'll be keeping this song ready for the time when you change your mind.'
[19:45] Murska: @happy: 'Yeah.'
[19:46] Murska: 'It's a sort of a story in a song. I think it'd fit if I were the narrative voice and you told your own parts of the story.'
[19:47] Happy: *smiles* "I can sing, if you want me to."
[19:47] Murska: *smiles* 'Hooray! One down, one to go.'
[19:48] Murska: 'So, do we have any plans for today? I'll be visiting that mage again.'
[19:48] Shadowcaller: "Well, I think we need more money again."
[19:48] Murska: *Aegnor begins talking about other stuff while handing Happy a paper with the lyrics and notes for her part.*
[19:49] Murska: 'Depends on what we're intending to use it for. We have enough to sleep and eat.'
[19:49] Shadowcaller: (I thought we had just enough for one night at the inn?)
[19:49] Murska: (I get more every day by playing at the inn. :P
[19:50] Shadowcaller: (You know, I should really start using my bard system soon..)
[19:50] Murska: (Indeed. We have enough ability that we shouldn't have trouble with getting a place to sleep every night.)
[19:50] Happy: Happy looks at it, but without really being able to read it. "We can just practice it, right?"
[19:51] Murska: 'Oh, right. I'll have to help you, of course.' *smiles*
[19:51] Murska: Aegnor points at the lyrics. 'These are the words, I'll show you the tune later.'
[19:52] Shadowcaller: (Happy can't read)
[19:52] Murska: (Yeah, but Aegnor isn't clear on that yet. :P)
[19:54] Happy: Happy slowly picks out the first word or two, before giving up and setting the page down. "Did your memories tell you where we should go next, Cessie?"
[19:57] Shadowcaller: "It didn't give me any goals I'm afraid…"
[19:58] Murska: 'I assume you still won't want your memories back?' @happy
[19:58] Shadowcaller: "There was some demon at least."
[19:58] Shadowcaller: "Maybe we should go back there?"
[19:58] Murska: 'Where was that place?'
[19:59] Shadowcaller: "Below the tree, near a acid sea."
[19:59] Happy: Happy's cheerful mood instantly vanishes, and she turns back to her now cold breakfast silently.
[19:59] Murska: 'Lower plane, eh…'
[20:00] Murska: 'For one, I don't think the demon is there and besides, what help would going back there give us? I saw the thing, there's no way we'd beat it.'
[20:01] Shadowcaller: "It was tied to the curse, I don't think it really was there."
[20:01] Shadowcaller: "Otherwise we should have been dead by now."
[20:01] Murska: 'Anyway. I swore I wouldn't let that thing hurt either of you. So we won't be going hunting for it. Forget that.'
[20:02] Shadowcaller: "That was not my suggestion, I simply want some goal."
[20:03] Shadowcaller: "Or maybe we should just rest here for a while+"
[20:03] Murska: 'Well, do either of you have any place you want to go to?'
[20:03] Happy: *quiet voice, still not looking up* "I don't care, as long as we're together."
[20:04] Murska: 'Oh come on, of course we'll be together. Don't be like that.' *smile at happy*
[20:04] Murska: 'But neither of you has anything fun they want to do? We're free and we should act as such!'
[20:05] Shadowcaller: "Its a small village, I doubt there is anything fun we could do here really…"
[20:06] Murska: 'Well what about we discuss our plans after I've been to the wizard. I'll ask him about the remaining curses.'
[20:06] Shadowcaller: "Ill follow you, I need to ask Noel a thing or two."
[20:06] Murska: 'Happy?'
[20:07] Happy: *mumbles* "Okay."
[20:07] Murska: 'Aww. I don't like seeing you like that. Cheer up or I'll think someone switched your mind with Cessie's.'
[20:09] Shadowcaller: "She is just tired Aegnor, let her to whatever she wants."
[20:10] Happy: Happy suddenly pushes her plate away from her and stands up. "Why? Why is is such a big deal? Why is the past important? It's dead, okay! Dead and burnt!"
[20:11] Murska: Aegnor steps back from the sudden outburst. 'That's your choice. If you don't want to know about your past, it's all fine with me. I have my reasons for thinking that's wrong but they do not concern you and you wouldn't understand.'
[20:13] Shadowcaller: *Cessie avoids happy and Aegnor goes outside instead*
[20:13] Happy: "I… I'm sorry."
[20:14] Murska: 'Don't be. It's your life and you have the right to decide how you want to live it.'
[20:14] Happy: "Why do you think I wouldn't understand?"
[20:15] Murska: 'We think differently. My past has made me what I am and I don't like it, but I also think that if I were to not know my past, I wouldn't be a better person anyway. And I couldn't learn from my mistakes.'
[20:16] Happy: "I like who I am now. Maybe I wouldn't if I remembered."
[20:17] Murska: 'Or maybe you would be an even better person or maybe you'd remember something important or then again maybe not. It's a risk and an opportunity, and that is why you wouldn't understand.'
[20:18] Happy: "I understand what you're saying. I'm not as smart as you and Cessie, but I'm not stupid."
[20:18] Shadowcaller: (finally, a long conversation between Aegnor and happy.)
[20:19] Murska: 'It's not about intelligence, it's about view on life. I don't see any risk not worth taking if the opportunities it brings are worthwhile.'
[20:21] Happy: "I understand risk/reward analysis. I just disagree with the value you're placing on the risk versus the reward."
[20:21] Murska: 'It might be because previously, I placed no value on what I had so any risk was worth it.'
[20:21] Murska: 'As long as I can't lose, I'll try to win.'
[20:22] Shadowcaller: Cessie leans against the inn outside, waiting for the others to come out
[20:22] Happy: "Well I have something I don't want to lose. Okay?"
[20:22] Murska: 'I understand that. I also have something valuable now.'
[20:22] Murska: 'Let's drop the subject and go after Cessie, okay?'
[20:24] Happy: *forced smile* "Okay"
[20:25] Murska: Aegnor walks outside with Happy.
[20:26] Shadowcaller: Cessie is leaning aginst the inn as you see here, she seems a bit worried for you. "What was that about?"
[20:26] Murska: 'We had a conversation.'
[20:26] Murska: 'Anyway, let's go.'
[20:26] Murska: Aegnor takes the lead and walks toward Noel's house.
[20:27] Shadowcaller: *to happy* "What was that about?"
[20:28] Shadowcaller: (I think the GM's are a bit too stuck in their roles)
[20:28] Happy: "It's nothing."
[20:28] Shadowcaller: "Well if you don't want to talk about it…"
[20:31] Happy: "We just disagreed about something. You understand that, right?" *crooked smile*
[20:31] Murska: 'It's all fine now.'
[20:33] Shadowcaller: "Do I ever? He can be so frustrating sometimes."
[20:34] Happy: "Yeah, but I think we'll keep him."
[20:34] Murska: Aegnor keeps walking in front of the two, seemingly shrugging off the conversation.
[20:35] Shadowcaller: "At least he can carry stuff." *wink*
[20:35] Murska: Aegnor slips out a dagger, twirls it a bit and slips it back to it's spot.
[20:36] Shadowcaller: (less character, more GM:P, anything happening?)
[20:36] Murska: (Well I'm wondering if you're done with the conversation so we can reach our destination. :P)
[20:37] Murska: (apparently so.)
[20:37] Shadowcaller: (We are done as soon as we arrive.)
[20:37] Murska: They reach Noel's house and Aegnor knocks on the door.
[20:38] Murska: Soon, the young wizard arrives and opens the door for them.
[20:38] Murska: 'Oh, hello again. Did you have something else?'
[20:38] Shadowcaller: (great, NPC conversation:P)
[20:38] Murska: 'Indeed we do… I'd like you to take a look at our inability to hold money as well, if you would.'
[20:38] Murska: (Well you can interrupt. :P)
[20:39] Murska: (I hate conversing with myself)
[20:39] Murska: (Someone want to RP Noel?)
[20:40] Shadowcaller: (Nope, I don't know his role, and its a GM character anyway.)
[20:40] Happy: I can do Noel
[20:40] Shadowcaller: (You are supposed to decide the events around us right?)
[20:40] Murska: (thanks)
[20:40] Shadowcaller: (Aren't it supposed to be backwards?)
[20:40] Happy: "Your inability to hold money? What is that?"
[20:41] Murska: Aegnor takes out a pouch. 'Please take a copper piece and give it to me.'
[20:41] Shadowcaller: (Players control player characters and GM controls all non-player characters.)
[20:41] Murska: (Indeed. But we're breaking the rules, for that way it's easier.)
[20:42] Happy: Noel takes out the copper and hands it to Aegnor
[20:42] Murska: Aegnor touches it with one finger, causing it to disappear.
[20:42] Murska: 'See?'
[20:43] Happy: Noel furrows his brow. "I need to see that again. It affects all of you?"
[20:43] Murska: 'Indeed.'
[20:43] Murska: 'I don't know where I've gotten it from.'
[20:46] Shadowcaller: "I suspect its a part of the same curse I had, with the memory and all…"
[20:48] Happy: Noel casts his truesight spell again, and offers another copper to Aegnor, to see it disappear. "I can see something… but only on the elf." He tries again, offering coins to Cessie and Happy in turn, and still looks puzzled. "No, I can only see a curse shadow on the elf."
[20:48] Murska: 'What? What does that mean?'
[20:49] Shadowcaller: "Thats strange…"
[20:49] Shadowcaller: (What curse did you make up by the way?)
[20:49] Murska: (My berserker mode(for an unspecified reason as of yet) triggers a life-threateningly dangerous headache.)
[20:52] Happy: "I don't think I'm seeing your money curse," Noel says. "Could you have encountered another curse somewhere?"
[20:52] Murska: 'Umm… Not that I can remember.'
[20:53] Shadowcaller: "Something you haven't told us Aegnor?"
[20:53] Murska: 'Well, I don't think I should have any magical curses on me.'
[20:53] Happy: "I can try and remove it. But without knowing what it is, it may be dangerous."
[20:54] Murska: 'How dangerous?'
[20:54] Happy: "There could be hidden contingencies within the curse, that only activate if disturbed."
[20:55] Murska: 'In normal language, please? How probable is it that I would die?'
[20:55] Happy: *a little annoyed* "How can I know that? I don't even know what this curse does."
[20:55] Murska: 'Hmf. Well, I guess I'll leave it be for now. Haven't noticed any adverse effect.'
[20:56] Shadowcaller: "A curse is not something you want to keep Aegnor, they can be very specific… and deadly."
[20:57] Murska: 'Well if the alternative is getting myself tampered with my magical means which might activate something specific and deadly…'
[20:58] Shadowcaller: "Is there anything you have worn? Curses are often linked to items, makes them harder to remove."
[20:58] Murska: 'Hmm. Well, I can't think of anything specific. I've been living for decades, who knows when it'd have happened.'
[20:59] Happy: "Whatever it is, it's not active now, or I'd be able to see something more. It may be something that is only triggered by specific conditions."
[20:59] Happy: Happy (to Aegnor): "What about the fainting? Could it be that?"
[21:00] Murska: 'Uhh… Right. Might be. But I've had that for a long time.'
[21:00] Murska: 'No wait… the headache was something weird, though.'
[21:02] Happy: "Details. I need details."
[21:02] Shadowcaller: "Well, you should let yourself be examined."
[21:04] Shadowcaller: *to Noel* "Can you tell if the item is tied to a material binding or not?"
[21:04] Murska: 'I'm fine with that. For the details… For some hundred years or so, I've sometimes had memory blanks, usually in troubling situations. I've gathered from those who've found me afterwards that I've usually been unconscious either during or after them. But the most recent one, once I woke up I had a massive headache and soon fainted again. I was weak for a long time afterwards.'
[21:04] Murska: 'That's never happened before.'
[21:05] Happy: (is murska still wearing the cursed armor?)
[21:05] Murska: (no)
[21:05] Murska: (It's in the dwarven mine place)
[21:05] Shadowcaller: (he left it behind the car, the curse is still active thought)
[21:05] Shadowcaller: *cart
[21:06] Happy: "I'd probably learn more if I could examine you while you were experiencing the headache. Can you replicate the circumstances that caused it?"
[21:07] Shadowcaller: "You never told us that before…"
[21:07] Murska: 'Eh. I don't think I could. Besides, it hurt a lot.'
[21:08] Murska: 'I have no idea what's causing the blanks, either.'
[21:08] Happy: "How bad was the headache? Life threatening?"
[21:08] Murska: 'Hm. I lost most of my memories after a certain point. Apparently I had managed to stay conscious for a while, then I had fainted and woken up about one day afterwards.
[21:10] Happy: "You have to decide whether I should remove it or not. You face risks either way. Some curses escalate each time they are triggered."
[21:11] Murska: 'Is there any way to learn more of it without activating it?
[21:11] Shadowcaller: "Do you remember if anything special happend before you got the headace?"
[21:11] Shadowcaller: "Curses are often quite noiceable."
[21:12] Happy: Happy: "Maybe when we were apart? Before you found us?"
[21:12] Murska: 'Well, I had a memory blank back then aswell. But I remember no headache.'
[21:12] Murska: 'After I woke up, I headed straight for you, didn't do anything special.
[21:13] Shadowcaller: "How did you find us?"
[21:14] Murska: 'I followed some animals to lead me eastward. I had an odd feeling, and once I got near the forest one of my scouts found your tracks.'
[21:14] Murska: 'After that, I started running and didn't stop before I tackled Happy.'
[21:14] Shadowcaller: "The animals knew were we was?"
[21:15] Shadowcaller: "Sounds like druidic magic to me."
[21:15] Murska: 'I just followed them eastward. I've learned to obey my instincts.'
[21:15] Murska: 'I didn't tell them to find you or anything. Thought you were dead.'
[21:17] Happy: "I can't learn anything more. Not without seeing the curse activated."
[21:18] Murska: 'Well I'm against that for reasons I hope are understandable.'
[21:18] Murska: 'What about the money curse?'
[21:19] Happy: "I don't know how to remove it." He pauses, looking thoughtful. "You might try going to the Caster's Tower."
[21:19] Happy: (and I'll have to let Aegnor take over Noel now, because I don't know anything about the Tower :P)
[21:19] Murska: (:P)
[21:19] Shadowcaller: "Another wizard?"
[21:19] Murska: 'Caster is a strong one. I've heard of him.'
[21:20] Murska: Noel: 'Indeed. Caster is one of the great wizard families.'
[21:20] Shadowcaller: "Wait, you heard of him but you didn't lead us there?"
[21:20] Murska: 'How should I have known who or where he is?'
[21:21] Shadowcaller: "Well if he is that famous someone must know about him…"
[21:21] Murska: Noel: 'His real name is Karen Lethar. He is the leader of the house of Lethar and his title is Caster.'
[21:21] Shadowcaller: (and are you talking somewhere else?)
[21:21] Murska: (Talking somewhere else?)
[21:21] Shadowcaller: (in another conversation:P)
[21:22] Shadowcaller: *chat
[21:22] Murska: (not really, at the moment. Why?)
[21:22] Shadowcaller: (Never mind)
[21:22] Shadowcaller: "Do you think he wants to help us?"
[21:23] Murska: Noel: 'I don't know. But he's certainly strong enough to help you, if he decides to.'
[21:23] Shadowcaller: "My family were not involved much with the other blood-lines…"
[21:23] Murska: Noel: 'Wait, what? You're from one of the families?'
[21:23] Shadowcaller: "…Yes."
[21:24] Shadowcaller: "I assumed every wizard was."
[21:24] Shadowcaller: *were
[21:24] Murska: Noel looks amazed and bows slightly to her. 'Of course not. The Seven Houses are the most powerful magical families. They adopt the most gifted ones and have the most knowledge but normal mages like myself have to be self-taught.'
[21:26] Shadowcaller: "Oh… I didn't know that."
[21:26] Shadowcaller: "Another problem with memory loss…"
[21:26] Murska: Noel: 'Might I inquire about which House you belong to?'
[21:29] Shadowcaller: "Lets see… I never used the name much but I think it was Mithar, it was only used by my mother."
[21:29] Murska: Noel: 'Mithar… the Magician… I see.'
[21:31] Shadowcaller: "Anything I should know about it? My mother was the only real connection to that name, and she died when I was still young."
[21:32] Murska: Noel: 'The Magician is a powerful house, one of those most entangled with politics. They have managed to keep their place even after the wars. I don't know much of their affairs, I'm just a normal mage.'
[21:32] Happy: ((early warning… i'm probably going to bed in a half hour))
[21:32] Murska: (Hm. I'll be going too then. Maybe SC'll GM the tower. :P)
[21:33] Shadowcaller: ((You still have one session left right?))
[21:33] Murska: Aegnor: 'Oh. Your majesty and now a member of a great house of magic users aswell?' *grin*
[21:33] Murska: ((Indeed I do.))
[21:34] Shadowcaller: "Shut up, you knew that already."
[21:35] Happy: Happy looks surprised, but doesn't say anything.
[21:35] Murska: 'I don't know much about the human politics, after all. I've heard the names of the Houses but nothing more.'
[21:35] Murska: 'Anyway, we were heading for Caster? Could you give us directions?'
[21:36] Murska: Noel tells them clear directions to the large tower. They'll have to leave almost directly away from the forest.
[21:37] Shadowcaller: "Sounds like a plan to me, this wizard might teach me a thing or two."
[21:38] Murska: The group leaves from Noel soon afterwards and makes their way back towards the inn.
[21:38] Murska: 'So, everyone agree on going to meet Caster?'
[21:38] Shadowcaller: "I hope we have not cuased you too much trounle Noel, after all you have done for us."
[21:39] Shadowcaller: (I said that before we left)
[21:39] Murska: Noel: 'It's nothing. I'll become famous or be branded a madman after I write about the Elves of today. That alone is worth it.'
[21:40] Happy: Happy agrees, of course.
[21:40] Shadowcaller: *bows* thank you for everything."
[21:40] Shadowcaller: "Farwell."
[21:41] Murska: 'No, thank you.' Noel bows, then closes the door.
[21:42] Happy: After they've left, Happy looks at Cessie. "You're royalty?"
[21:42] Murska: 'Indeed she is.'
[21:42] Shadowcaller: "Ugh, I'm not."
[21:42] Murska: 'You're the daughter of a king. That makes you a princess, your Majesty.' *bows with a flourish*
[21:43] Shadowcaller: "I'm in exile, I don't have any kingdom to rule over!"
[21:44] Shadowcaller: "And don't make yourself even more ridicolus by callimg me "princess", majesty is bad enough."
[21:45] Happy: Happy giggles. "No wonder you're used to hot water."
[21:45] Murska: 'Ooh… I'm going to have fun with this one. Royal princess, indeed.'
[21:45] Shadowcaller: "Oh please…"
[21:46] Shadowcaller: "Nothing has changed about me you know, royalty only comes from political power."
[21:47] Happy: "No, you have changed. Not because of that though."
[21:47] Murska: 'Hmm. A scholar princess in exile, helped on her way by a bard and a barbarian… This will make a song…'
[21:47] Shadowcaller: "I haven't changed have I?"
[21:48] Happy: "You're happier."
[21:48] Murska: Aegnor smiles at that comment.
[21:48] Shadowcaller: "That's not really a change, its more of a…um…"
[21:48] Murska: *whisper loudly enough for them both to hear* 'Don't tell her, she might notice.'
[21:49] Shadowcaller: "Are you quite done with your comments?"
[21:49] Murska: 'Oh, not even close, your Highness.'
[21:50] Shadowcaller: "You don't know were to stop do you?"
[21:50] Murska: 'Me? Come on, you should know me better.' *grin*
[21:51] Shadowcaller: "Charming as always huh? What do you think happy?"
[21:55] Murska: (…)
[21:56] Shadowcaller: (By the way, since your the GM now, what spells did I learn?)
[21:56] Murska: (I have no idea. Except for the magical control, of course.)
[21:57] Murska: (Gimme suggestions and I'll whine about them being overpowered.)
[21:57] Happy: sorry, was afk
[21:58] Shadowcaller: (Shadow image?)
[21:58] Murska: (?)
[21:59] Murska: (Also, Happy, you were asked a question. :P)
[21:59] Shadowcaller: (Like an illusion but made of shadows, the more skillful I am the more "real-like" it becomes.)
[22:00] Happy: "I think bards like to hear themselves talk," Happy says, grinning.
[22:00] Murska: ('kay. Should work, doesn't look like something that'd use that much magical energy.)
[22:00] Murska: 'Almost as much as I love hearing you laugh.'
[22:01] Shadowcaller: "Do we have rations enough by the way?"
[22:01] Murska: 'We can hunt on the trip.'
[22:02] Shadowcaller: "Can we really live of that?"
[22:03] Happy: "Of course."
[22:03] Murska: 'What do you think people live on in the wilds?'
[22:03] Happy: "We couldn't if we were travelling through cultivated lands, but there is always enough to live on in the wilderness, for a party this small."
[22:03] Shadowcaller: "I don't know…"
[22:04] Shadowcaller: "Okay then, if your so sure."
[22:04] Happy: "Would you rather buy something first, Cessie? Would that make you feel better?"
[22:05] Shadowcaller: "Well, if it saves some money to hunt I'm all in for it."
[22:05] Shadowcaller: "I just don't like the idea of only eating meat."
[22:06] Murska: 'There's also roots and berries.' *smile*
[22:06] Murska: 'You can trust us, we won't run out of food. After all, even though I hate doing it, I can still call upon animals.'
[22:06] Happy: "They take longer to gather though. We'll go slower if we want to eat a lot of plant material."
[22:07] Murska: 'We're not in any hurry.'
[22:08] Shadowcaller: "Maybe we should just go then?"
[22:08] Shadowcaller: "We might need that money for the wizard… but if the need our money I think we need a lot more of it."
[22:09] Murska: 'Hmm. Well, I did promise that show earlier in the inn, and it'd also give us some money. But I'm willing to go now if you wish.'
[22:10] Shadowcaller: "Its your call then happy, but a that powerful wizard can demand more money then we can make in ten years."
[22:11] Happy: "If you promised a show, you should give them one," Happy says.
[22:12] Murska: Aegnor stretches his fingers. 'If it's okay with you.'
[22:13] Shadowcaller: (it can't be that late since we just woke up:P)
[22:13] Shadowcaller: (in-game that is)
[22:13] Murska: (it isn't.)
[22:14] Shadowcaller: "I guess, its you who want to cure that curse after all."
[22:14] Murska: Aegnor walks into the inn and starts preparing. Those of the patrons who've heard him before look at him expectantly.
[22:17] Shadowcaller: "What to go with him happy? I think he wanted you to sing or something…"
[22:17] Shadowcaller: *want
[22:18] Murska: (Waiting for what you two'll be doing while I perform. :P)
[22:18] Happy: Happy stays with Aegnor
[22:18] Murska: 'You can both stay and listen or go look around town if you wish.'
[22:19] Shadowcaller: "Not really much to see here…"
[22:19] Shadowcaller: "I think i save my money for a larger town."
[22:20] Happy: "I like listening to you play."
[22:21] Shadowcaller: "I need to train some magic… I will come downstairs later."
[22:21] Murska: Aegnor finishes his preparations and starts performing for the crowd while Cessie walks upstairs and Happy finds a seat from the inn.
[22:22] Shadowcaller: *starts to practice some shadow/light magic*
[22:23] Murska: The songs Aegnor starts off with warm up the crowd with pretty well-known and fast-paced tunes.
[22:26] Murska: He skillfully manages the mood, keeping the spirits high but mixing in slow and sad songs from time to time.
[22:27] Shadowcaller: *the music breaks her concentration* "Now I need to start over again.."
[22:28] Murska: (Link:
[22:31] Shadowcaller: "Do he need to keep such a high volume? *sigh*"
[22:34] Happy: Happy is swept up in the music
[22:35] Murska: Time passes and while Aegnor starts infusing the music with slight traces of magic, soon the crowd is standing and singing along with him.
[22:35] Murska: (getting louder. :P)
[22:36] Shadowcaller: "Gah! I need to concentrate…"
[22:37] Shadowcaller: /how long is he going to play anyway?/
[22:37] Murska: The inn is filled now and the patrons shout out the chorus loudly.
[22:37] Happy: Happy is shouting along with the rest
[22:37] Murska: The next song is slightly slower but not enough to break the mood.
[22:38] Shadowcaller: /He better make a lot of money out of this…/
[22:38] Shadowcaller: /Lets see if I lower the light in the room… *tries to concentrate*/
[22:39] Murska: Aegnor breaks out into a solo with both the kazoo and guitar.
[22:40] Shadowcaller: *concentration breaks* /Just great/ *get out of bed dusting off her clothes* /Maybe I can go somewhere else…/ *opens door and goes down*
[22:41] Murska: Cessie feels the atmosphere of the room like something concrete pushed on her as she descends the stairs.
[22:42] Murska: The next song again has a slightly lesser tempo.
[22:42] Shadowcaller: /mind magic huh?/
[22:43] Shadowcaller: /whats the line between magic and music anyway?/
[22:43] Shadowcaller: *sits down in a corner of the room*
[22:44] Shadowcaller: (ever read a ship happy?)
[22:44] Murska: The song ends in a slow outro which Aegnor takes straight off to start the next song with. The crowd is no longer shouting and jumping but they're listening intently as he keeps deepening the mood.
[22:45] Shadowcaller: /how is he effecting them anyway? Its something strange going on here…/
[22:45] Murska: Happy notices Cessie descend the stairs.
[22:46] Shadowcaller: *Cessie looks around* what are the other patrons doing except listening?
[22:46] Murska: Most are drinking, there are a few like her who are just sitting in the empty seats.
[22:47] Shadowcaller: /the alcohol must play into this somehow/
[22:47] Happy: Happy makes her way over to Cessie. *speaking loud enough to be heard, but not to disrupt the music* "He's really good, isn't he?"
[22:48] Shadowcaller: *Cessie mumbles something unhearable*
[22:48] Murska: When the next song ends, Aegnor makes some movements as though he would end. The crowd shouts and he responds: 'Oh, you wish for an encore?'
[22:49] Murska: Clearly planning this from the start, he starts the last song off slowly, using to full effect the carefully created tension of the previous ones.
[22:49] Happy: Since it was mostly a rhetorical question, Happy assumes that Cessie agrees.
[22:49] Happy: She shouts along with the crowd for the encore
[22:50] Shadowcaller: "Do you think your being affected by some magic?"
[22:50] Shadowcaller: *she is not sure happy hears that*
[22:50] Happy: "What?"
[22:51] Shadowcaller: "Eh, nevermind, it was nothing."
[22:53] Murska: The last song keeps going, gathering speed slowly. It doesn't seem to have a clear rythm but the complicated patterns still match perfectly.
[22:53] Shadowcaller: /It is.. oddly enchanting/
[22:54] Shadowcaller: (she have been observing Murska from the point she went down there by the way, trying to see exactly what he is going.)
[22:54] Happy: Happy is completely enthralled
[22:55] Murska: She sees Aegnor's fingers carefully move on the guitar, and his voice perfectly matches the tone of the guitar when he sings but when he uses the kazoo to emphasize the technical guitar parts, Cessie feels something strange.
[22:56] Murska: Aegnor gathers the traces of magic he has emitted to the room and uses the mood to release the tension at once, while the song suddenly speeds up to a level none of the previous ones had reached.
[22:56] Shadowcaller: /Wha-what was that?/
[22:58] Shadowcaller: *cessie catches herself hum to the tone of the song*
[22:58] Murska: The final solo ends with a speedy bridge of powernotes, releasing the crowd's tension at once. The outro of the song echoes through the room. After a moment of stunned silence everyone starts cheering and clapping so loudly it feels as though the building shakes.
[22:59] Murska: Aegnor bows with a flourish and shouts over the noise: 'Donations to the cause of music accepted into the guitar case, please!', while grinning.
[23:00] Happy: Happy pushes her way through the crowd towards Aegnor
[23:01] Shadowcaller: *claps loudly* /how dose he do that?/
[23:01] Murska: Aegnor spots Happy approaching and walks to her. 'Did ya like it?'
[23:01] Happy: She throws her arms around him. "You're amazing!"
[23:02] Murska: 'Gee, it was nothing!' Aegnor coughs. 'I'd really need some rythm instruments for the backround. I can't fully solo if I have to keep the beat myself.'
[23:03] Shadowcaller: *pretends she is not as amazed as she is while slowly walking up to happy and aegnor.*
[23:03] Murska: 'At least we got some money now?' Aegnor glances at the guitar case, now quickly filling with different coins.
[23:05] Shadowcaller: "Qute an amazing show you put on there…"
[23:06] Murska: Aegnor looks a bit embarrassed. 'Thanks. Tried my best.'
[23:06] Shadowcaller: "How did you do it?" She asks quite bluntly
[23:08] Murska: 'Um. It takes quite a lot of practice. There's the attitude you have to attain and then you need to have the technical aspects of playing perfected so you can keep the music going even while you play something else, sing or perform.'
[23:08] Shadowcaller: "Simply amazing, I didn't know music had so many magical elements to it."
[23:10] Murska: 'It's about how the crowd is feeling, what they're expecting and how reserved they are. Most people go around their daily lives with their real feelings locked deep inside and rarely seeing sunlight.'
[23:10] Murska: 'I bust the lock.' *grin
[23:11] Happy: *squeezes with one arm around his waist* "You're amazing," Happy repeats.
[23:12] Murska: 'Oof.' Aegnor gasps for breath.
[23:12] Shadowcaller: *Cessie looks down on the floor* "Umm…"
[23:13] Happy: "Sorry…"
[23:13] Murska: Aegnor carefully divides the money into three pouches without making it disappear and then returns his guitar into it's case.
[23:14] Murska: 'I'm glad you liked it, at least.'
[23:14] Shadowcaller: "I think I will practice some more spells…"
[23:15] Shadowcaller: "But- it was really good, don't let anyone tell you otherwise."
[23:16] Murska: 'Huh. I guess the artist is the worst critic. I know I could do better with a rythm backing.'
[23:16] Happy: "I can't imagine it being any better."
[23:18] Murska: 'I know it will. Some day.' *smiles at Happy*
[23:19] Murska: 'So, I'm pretty sure the barkeep offered us free meals and drinks if we'd stay here but we were going to get going so we won't have much time to enjoy that. Anyone hungry?'
[23:19] Shadowcaller: "…sure."
[23:21] Murska: Aegnor leads them to a table, then goes off somewhere and returns soon with free meals.
[23:21] Shadowcaller: /I'm feeling a bit odd…/
[23:23] Shadowcaller: "The music… what effect has it?"
[23:24] Murska: 'Hm? It doens't have an effect of it's own, I didn't use it to affect anyone's moods. It should just free yourself so you can feel how you really do.'
[23:25] Shadowcaller: "People like to hide their feeling you know" *smiles*
[23:25] Murska: 'I feel as though they don't really like to do that, it's just something they've learned to do throughout their lives. It's so hard to break out and actually feel, in the end.'
[23:25] MrEdwardNigma: *is suddenly back but will go to sleep soon*
[23:38] Happy: "When you play, it feels like the crowd becomes one person. One heartbeat."
[23:38] Murska: Aegnor smiles at her words. 'Indeed.'
[23:39] Shadowcaller: *looks down the table* "True feelings huh?"
[23:40] Murska: 'You know, many of the people leaving the inn now will be singing on their way home. Most of those people would never sing in public. It's all because they feel free enough to express themselves now.'
[23:40] Shadowcaller: "That at least proves I don't want to sing right?"
[23:42] Murska: 'I didn't use anything on you and you're the sort of person who doesn't join a crowd. I believe you do not want to sing but that isn't because of actual dislike of singing but rather the dislike of something else, like spectators or wasting time on such a thing or embarrassment.'
[23:44] Shadowcaller: "Well yes, I was taught that it was something done by.. lesser visions."
[23:44] Murska: 'Not worthy of a princess?' *grin*
[23:45] Shadowcaller: "Sure there were some nobels that had music as a hobby…"
[23:45] Shadowcaller: "Stop calling me that."
[23:45] Happy: "It's not a hobby for Aegnor though. It's his passion."
[23:46] Murska: 'Music lets me affect people and have an impact on the world. However small it is, it's better than standing in a corner as an onlooker.'
[23:46] Shadowcaller: "Whats wrong with that really?"
[23:47] Murska: 'I have a limited time in the world. Why waste it?'
[23:47] Murska: 'Anyway. I feel that the station someone is born to shouldn't limit his available choices. Usually this refers to the poor not being able to do what they want but it's true for the high and mighty aswell.'
[23:49] Shadowcaller: "Well you can't remake the world I'm afraid, things are like they are."
[23:49] Shadowcaller: "Besides, I'm still feeling funny after that song."
[23:50] Murska: 'That's where I think you go wrong. Don't say I can't do something before I've tried my best. If people can become gods, people can also change the world.'
[23:50] *** MrEdwardNigma has left the conversation.
[23:51] Shadowcaller: "I'm more willing to try extend my own life then trying to do something thats impossible."
[23:51] Murska: 'For most people, such a goal would also be labeled impossible.'
[23:52] Happy: "I believe you'll both suceed."
[23:52] Shadowcaller: "Let us hope so, Happy"
[23:53] Murska: 'True. It means a lot to me to be able to talk to you like this. It already means I've managed to change my world, and from there, it's just a small step further.'
[23:54] Shadowcaller: "What change?"
[23:55] Murska: 'I have found something worth it all. Something valuable, that makes me avoid taking risks.'
[00:26] Shadowcaller: Aegnor säger:
'I have found something worth it all. Something valuable, that makes me avoid taking risks.'
[00:29] Shadowcaller: "I always avoid taking risks.."
[00:29] Murska: (Oh, and I fully intend for the journey to the tower to take my other GM turn. :P)
[00:29] Murska: 'That's because you value your life. I'm glad of that.'
[00:29] Shadowcaller: (Sure, its not like I had something very evil planned there anyway >.>)
[00:30] Shadowcaller: "You don't value your life?"
[00:30] Murska: 'Didn't we already have this conversation? Let's just eat now.'
[00:31] Shadowcaller: "Whatever, I need to understand those mind trick of yours."
[00:31] Murska: 'I can teach you to sing?' *wink*
[00:32] Shadowcaller: "How would that make me understand your tricks?"
[00:32] Murska: 'It's not a trick, it's just music.'
[00:33] Shadowcaller: "Music with magic, I never heard of such a thing right now."
[00:33] Murska: 'Poor thing.'
[00:33] Shadowcaller: "The few musicans I heard could not do the things… you do."
[00:34] Murska: 'My music is for freedom. Most musicians who play for the high and mighty follow rules, the 'laws' of music someone has invented. Their music lacks spirit.'
[00:35] Happy: "What I don't understand is… when you can reach people the way you do, why were you alone when we found you?"
[00:35] Murska: 'I can help other people connect and feel. But I can't do it to myself.'
[00:37] Shadowcaller: "Why do you play it then? Magic makes me feel happy at least."
[00:37] Shadowcaller: "Or well… energized is a better word."
[00:37] Murska: 'I'm happy if I can make other people happy.'
[00:37] Happy: "You've never felt connected before?"
[00:37] Murska: 'Not really. Not after my childhood.'
[00:39] Happy: "But… that's awful! How could you … you've always been alone?"
[00:39] Murska: 'I got used to it, after a while.'
[00:40] Happy: Happy looks shocked. To her it's as if you said you learned to cope without your lungs.
[00:41] Murska: 'What's wrong?'
[00:41] Happy: "… I had no idea…"
[00:43] Murska: Aegnor gives Happy a puzzled look.
[00:44] Happy: *blinking back tears*
[00:44] Murska: 'Um…'
[00:45] Shadowcaller: "What did you do to her?"
[00:45] Shadowcaller: *Cessie sounds protective about happy*
[00:45] Murska: Aegnor just looks shaken at Happy's reaction.
[00:47] Happy: Happy reaches out and takes Aegnor's hand. "I won't let it happen to you again," she says fiercely.
[00:48] Murska: Aegnor looks at her oddly and quietly mutters: '…thanks…'
[00:49] Shadowcaller: *Cessie feels something very strong going on but dosen't understand it* "Well, I'm glad your okay."
[00:52] Happy: Happy squeezes Aegnor's hand, and then walks away to pack her bag.
[00:52] Murska: Aegnor looks after her for a while, not really seeing anything.
[00:53] Murska: He turns away from Cessie, then stands up and with a shaky voice, tells her he'll be going to get the rest of his stuff.
[00:54] Shadowcaller: "…okay"
[00:54] Happy: Happy comes downstairs a few minutes later, a little more composed.
[00:55] Shadowcaller: /they must feel a strong connection…/
[00:55] Murska: Aegnor takes a while longer, returning with a smiling face again.
[00:55] Shadowcaller: "happy, want to talk to me about it?"
[00:56] Murska: (aw, they got Griever)
[00:56] Happy: "Did you know that'd he'd always been alone?" she asks Cessie quietly, before Aegnor's return
[00:57] Shadowcaller: "I sort of knew, he talked a lot of his problems in the past, but that was just..him you know?"
[00:58] Shadowcaller: "Maybe I don't understand him as well as you do?"
[00:58] Happy: "Why would you say that? You're the smart one."
[00:59] Happy: "When the two of you talk, I usually can't even understand half of what you're saying."
[00:59] Shadowcaller: "Well, we are very different him and I, you and him…"
[01:00] Shadowcaller: "…You go along very well."
[01:00] Happy: "I don't understand him though. How could someone live for so many years alone? How could they survive?"
[01:02] Shadowcaller: "They just do I guess? I'm not sure I understand all of it either."
[01:02] Murska: You see Aegnor descend the stairs and head towards you.
[01:02] Shadowcaller: "Elves are so different…"
[01:03] Murska: 'Okay, I'm ready.'
[01:04] Shadowcaller: *is suprised* "Whoa, don't sneak up on us like that."
[01:04] Happy: *smiles at him* "Let's go."
[01:04] Murska: 'What, secret discussions?'
[01:04] Murska: 'So, everyone ready? We better leave if we want to get anywhere today.'
[01:05] Shadowcaller: "Sure, im ready to go."
[01:05] Murska: The group leaves the town towards the direction n
[01:05] Murska: Noel had pointed*
[01:05] Murska: (freezing fingers, the window is open)
[01:06] Shadowcaller: (Why the heck are you leaving the window open?)
[01:06] Murska: (Cuz of my room getting too warm.)
[01:07] Shadowcaller: (Then you should lower the house tempurature really."
[01:08] Murska: (Meh. My parents think it's too cold)
[01:08] Happy: Happy stays close to Aegnor, almost protectively
[01:09] Shadowcaller: *stays a bit away from happy and aegnor*
[01:10] Murska: (I say we wrap it up and the rest is just RP while walking, since it's 3am.)
[01:10] Shadowcaller: (indeed)
[01:11] Murska: Aegnor is unnaturally silent but doesn't seem sad.
[01:12] Shadowcaller: *tires to memorize some spell techniques in her head while walking*
[01:14] Happy: (so we all rp being quiet together? ^^)
[01:14] Murska: (Apparently. :P)
[01:14] Murska: (Can't think of anything much to say while in this mood.)
[01:14] Murska: (He'll try to be cheerful if someone snaps him out of it, tho.)
[01:14] Happy: me either
[01:14] Shadowcaller: (I try to stay away from you guys, you apparently have something going. Or so I think)
[01:15] Happy: *quietly* "… does it hurt to talk about it?"
[01:15] Murska: 'I… don't know. I never have.'
[01:16] Happy: "You don't have to."
[01:16] Murska: 'I'm no longer alone. I should learn to trust.'
[01:18] Murska: '…but it's tough.'
[01:19] Shadowcaller: *pretends she dosn't hear*
[01:19] Shadowcaller: *dosen't
[01:21] Happy: "It's okay. Whatever you decide."
[01:21] Murska: 'You wondered how I could stand it… I really didn't. I just was too much of a coward to die.'
[01:22] Happy: "I don't understand what that means."
[01:24] Murska: 'I've been wandering without a goal… for years and years. I took any risks I could find, walked into dangers… but I always returned unharmed. I couldn't find the courage to end myself so I seeked for something else to do it but nothing did.'
[01:26] Happy: "Oh." *long pause* "I'm glad you didn't succeed."
[01:26] Murska: 'Me too.'
[01:28] Happy: *looks up and smiles*
[01:28] Happy: "Can you teach me the song, while we walk?"
[01:28] Murska: 'Of course.' *smile*
[01:29] Murska: Aegnor sings it to her twice and then helps her memorize the words while humming the tune.
[01:29] Shadowcaller: *remains her position, not pretending to hear them*
[01:30] Happy: Like most illiterates, Happy has a good memory, and it doesn't take her long to memorize the song
[01:32] Murska: 'I'm blessed with the company of people with a great ear for the tone.' *grin*
[01:34] Happy: "Come on, Cessie, sing with us. There's no one else around."
[01:34] Shadowcaller: *looks up* "What?"
[01:35] Murska: Aegnor takes out the paper with Cessie's part on it. 'Wanna try it?'
[01:35] Shadowcaller: "Its not really…my style."
[01:36] Murska: Aegnor looks like he expected this, but still tries to hand Cessie the paper. 'You could at least take this. I remember the words anyway.'
[01:37] Shadowcaller: "…Why not?" *takes the papper*
[01:39] Murska: While Happy sings, Aegnor takes out his guitar and provides the basic tone, without adding anything special into it.
[01:40] Shadowcaller: "So what do everything on this mean?"
[01:41] Murska: 'There's the lyrics on the top of the page and then there's the base guitar riff in both tabs and notes, the one I'm playing right now.'
[01:43] Shadowcaller: "So what is you and happy supposed to sing?"
[01:44] Murska: 'Well I have the main lyrics on this paper *Aegnor somehow procures a paper from his pocket while keeping the beat* I'll be singing most of it but your parts are marked with the colours there.'
[01:45] Happy: "Come on… sing with us. Please?"
[01:46] Shadowcaller: *looks at the papper* You have put a lot og energ in this haven't you?"
[01:46] Murska: 'Uh. Well, you know how it is when you feel inspired…'
[01:46] Shadowcaller: *SHe looks a bit nervous* "I don't know…"
[01:47] Shadowcaller: "Why do you want me to sing so badly?"
[01:48] Murska: 'Why do you want to do magic? I want to feel my vision come to life. And I still think you'd like it if you gave it a try.'
[01:51] Shadowcaller: *she looks at happy* "I- did you really think that I sing good?"
[01:52] Happy: "You sing beautifully."
[01:52] Shadowcaller: "Um… well how exactly would you do it then?"
[01:53] Murska: 'Well, the tone is very similar to Happy's part. You just go higher here and then break it off at this part.'
[01:54] Murska: *is showing Cessie stuff from the paper*
[01:54] Shadowcaller: "I have never sang before, I can't really control my voice like that…"
[01:55] Happy: "This is just for us. It doesn't have to be perfect."
[01:55] Murska: 'It comes naturally. At first, try to remember the words and the pronounciation, the tone will happen naturally.'
[01:56] Shadowcaller: "Okay… *she looks at you with a stern face* "i'm only doing this for you, just so you know."
[01:56] Murska: Aegnor plays Cessie's part a couple of times to help her learn it
[01:57] Shadowcaller: "Lets see… *sings a very short bit*
[01:57] Murska: (If I wasn't so tired, we'd totally have an encounter right now. :P)
[01:57] Shadowcaller: (I had planned something..
[01:58] Murska: 'Follow my voice. Don't try to control yours.' Aegnor sings it again.
[01:59] Shadowcaller: "Okay, but don't expect any miracles…" *sings in a quite low voice, trying to follow Aegnors*
[02:00] Murska: 'The tone was right but I feel your voice is better suited higher.' *smile*
[02:00] Murska: 'Now you know how, just start it from higher.'
[02:00] Murska: *Aegnor shows the tone with guitar.
[02:01] Shadowcaller: "Um okay." *tries to mimic the tone but the voice still sounds a bit low*
[02:01] Shadowcaller: She looks uncomfortable
[02:02] Murska: 'Nobody is listening, don't be shy.' *smile*
[02:03] Shadowcaller: "I don't really want to shout out."
[02:03] Murska: 'See, your part should come after this…' *Aegnor sings and plays the chorus on his guitar, then a short bridge and leads it into her lyrics.*
[02:04] Shadowcaller: *sings a bit, feeling a bit silly, but it sounds better*
[02:05] Murska: *applauds*
[02:05] Shadowcaller: *Turns away* Don't do that.."
[02:05] Murska: 'But it went well this time.'
[02:06] Murska: 'Right, Happy?'
[02:06] Happy: "It was great"
[02:07] Murska: 'Now let's try the whole song…'
[02:07] Shadowcaller: (Hmm I think even my cat wants to sleep now)
[02:07] Murska: The journey continues like this.

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