Mar 14

[18:33] Shadowcaller: [00:21] Murska: 'And I think Ai'd make the best scout right now.'
[18:33] Shadowcaller: was the last thing said in the conversation
[18:34] Shadowcaller: We were disscusing tactics
[18:35] Murska: well since I was the one who talked last, it's totally not my turn to start. HA.
[18:35] Shadowcaller: Bah, just beacuse you are a walking cliche don't mean you have to act like one
[18:35] Happy: "Cessie, Ai says he can boost the abilities of magic users."
[18:35] Shadowcaller: (you said that)
[18:36] Shadowcaller: "I think I need to talk with him then."
[18:36] Happy: "Why don't you do that while Aegnor and I plan?"
[18:37] Shadowcaller: "Youre the strategists…" *she walks off to see Ai*
[18:38] Murska: Aegnor searches for a table.
[18:38] Happy: (now to see if I can properly run Ai)
[18:38] Shadowcaller: (hehe)
[18:39] Shadowcaller: (I have him/her a easy name to remember atleast:P)
[18:42] Happy: Ai smiles at Cessie, his aura of desire still operating despite what he told Happy. "Tell me how I may fulfill your desires, Cessie Mithar"
[18:42] Happy: Aegnor finds a table
[18:43] Shadowcaller: (…your right, I never realized exactly how creepy he/she was until this moment)
[18:43] Shadowcaller: "I heard you can help me with spell-casting." Cessie replies matter of factly
[18:44] Murska: Aegnor walks to the table and places the map on it.
[18:44] Murska: 'Hmm. We need to somehow find out the main route of advance for the enemy.'
[18:45] Happy: "They won't have the mobility problems we did moving through the swamp," Happy says. "That might be their best route."
[18:45] Happy: "Of course I can. But that isn't your only desire, is it?"
[18:47] Murska: 'It might, but we can't just assume that. If we prepare for an assault from there and then they attack from another direction, we will be flanked and annihilated.'
[18:48] Shadowcaller: Cessie steels herself, "I don't wish to hear about any other desire you might see Ai, I just want help with spellcasting."
[18:50] Happy: Ai: "But why do you repress your feelings? They will do you no harm."
[18:51] Happy: Happy: "Wouldn't it be better to concentrate all our strength near the Tower and let them come to us, rather than trying to meet them in the open?"
[18:52] Murska: 'Near the tower, yes, but I was mostly thinking of the traps and wards. We need to have something on the field eliminating the druids since we will be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of worms and zombies they can have otherwise.'
[18:53] Shadowcaller: "Some feelings only make you confused, I can't act after them, it would just make things worse."
[18:53] Shadowcaller: "Everyone must have some control."
[18:55] Happy: Ai: "They only confuse you because you will not allow yourself to experience them. How can you be sure that controlling them is the right choice when you've never known the alternative?"
[18:55] Happy: Happy: "What about animal scouts?"
[18:56] Murska: 'Indeed, that should be effective, but they do have a delay and aren't accurate at anything but informing me of enemy presence.'
[18:56] Murska: (Hmm. Are the wards noticeable by the enemy when placed?)
[18:56] Shadowcaller: (unless they have a powerful wizard on their side, no)
[18:57] Murska: 'Maybe we should utilize birds for the first warning and then drop a scout beacon on them when we get it?'
[18:58] Happy: Happy: "A scout beacon? Do you mean the watch ward?"
[18:58] Murska: 'Yup.'
[18:59] Shadowcaller: "We are all repressing some feelings, if we just acted by all of them we could not work in society."
[18:59] Shadowcaller: "I don't see anything wrong with what I do now…"
[19:00] Happy: Ai: "And this conversation is distressing you. That was not my intention."
[19:01] Happy: Happy: "That makes sense. If the birds can locate the main force, then we'll know where to place the wards and traps."
[19:01] Shadowcaller: "Right, we should talk about the spell casting, as intended."
[19:02] Murska: 'And if they separate their main force, we should be able to eliminate some of the groups without suffering losses ourselves. The druids are the priority targets though.'
[19:06] Happy: Ai: "Very well. Close your eyes."
[19:06] Happy: Happy: "Is there anything else we can do to prepare?"
[19:07] Shadowcaller: "…no funny bussniess right?"
[19:07] Murska: 'We should rest to be ready for the battle. And the most important thing right now would be to see what forces we have available, make sure everyone understands their task and make sure those three *referring to the God's servants* don't keep fighting.'
[19:10] Happy: Ai smiles. "No funny business, Cessie Mithar."
[19:11] Happy: Happy: "We never asked what Caster himself can do."
[19:11] Shadowcaller: "Very well…" *closes eyes*
[19:11] Murska: 'Yeah… I sort of naturally assumed that he was a strong support magic user.'
[19:16] Happy: Cessie can feel his presence in her mind, tinged with a feeling of sadness so profound that it is almost overpowering.
[19:16] Happy: Happy: "Yeah, but we don't even know what that means. We should find out." She yawns suddenly.
[19:16] Murska: 'You go sleep. I'll go talk to him.'
[19:17] Happy: Happy shakes her head. "No, you were the one who was up all night keeping watch."
[19:17] Shadowcaller: ((how convinient:P))
[19:17] Murska: 'I don't have to sleep much. Besides, I was just unconscious for… I don't even know how long.'
[19:18] Shadowcaller: /Whats… this?../
[19:18] Shadowcaller: /Cessie tries to shake off the sadness/
[19:19] Happy: /I am sorry. I did not mean you to feel that./ The sadness lessens a bit.
[19:19] Shadowcaller: /What was that?/
[19:19] Shadowcaller: /It was overwhelming…/
[19:20] Murska: (Should we get Nigma here aswell?)
[19:20] Happy: /A stray emotion. It need not concern you./
[19:20] Happy: ((sure))
[19:20] Shadowcaller: (sure)
[19:21] Murska: (he got no time)
[19:22] Shadowcaller: (okay:S)
[19:23] Shadowcaller: /A stray emotion? From?/
[19:25] Happy: /Myself. It saddens me that I cannot heal you./
[19:25] Happy: "No, let's go back and speak to him. Then we can rest."
[19:25] Shadowcaller: /Heal me? What are you talking about?/
[19:26] Murska: 'Fine. But after that, you're going to sleep.'
[19:26] Murska: We head for Caster.
[19:26] Happy: ((SC, can you be Caster? :-/))
[19:26] Shadowcaller: ((Um sure))
[19:26] Happy: /I see who you could be, if you weren't afraid to feel. And I want that for you. But you do not want it for yourself./
[19:28] Shadowcaller: /Who I could be… how do you mean?/
[19:28] Shadowcaller: (just tell me when your at him)
[19:29] Happy: Happy and Aegnor return upstairs and find Caster.
[19:29] Shadowcaller: "So you have returned."
[19:31] Shadowcaller: "What did you think of the servants?"
[19:32] Happy: /How can I show you without violating your wishes?/
[19:34] Happy: "I don't think we'll have any trouble with them, as long as Kelaron doesn't do anything to hurt Aegnor."
[19:34] Shadowcaller: /…how would you show me it?/
[19:35] Happy: /By letting you feel what you refuse to feel. By releasing your inhibitions and allowing you to lose control./
[19:35] Shadowcaller: "Let us hope not, he have his good sides too you know."
[19:35] Shadowcaller: "But I hope you have come up with a plan now?"
[19:36] Happy: *pokes Murska*
[19:36] Murska: (right, sorry)
[19:36] Murska: 'Yeah, we've got something ready. We'd like to know what you can do, combat wise, and who else in this tower could fight?'
[19:38] Shadowcaller: /That don't sound like show to me… but how exactly would it work? Would it just be in my mind? *she sounds curious*/
[19:39] Shadowcaller: "Not many else I'm afraid, I'm still trying to reach another god for some information of the enemy."
[19:40] Shadowcaller: "I have a few apprentices here, but I'm not sure I'm ready to risk their lives…"
[19:40] Happy: /If I released you from your fears, you might not choose to go back to the way you are now./
[19:41] Murska: 'They'll all die anyway if we lose.'
[19:41] Happy: Happy: "Do you think the druids would accept their surrender, if we fail to stop them?"
[19:42] Shadowcaller: "Thats a good point I guess, but I don't want them to stand on the fron line or anything."
[19:43] Shadowcaller: "I rather die then let anything happen to them, their families trust me."
[19:43] Happy: "Then you can either try to send them to safety now, or prepare them for a final stand if the Tower is breached."
[19:44] Murska: 'Also, no magicians on the front line, ever. That just doesn't work. Maybe war mages if they're suitably trained but even then it's best to let the warriors keep the front.'
[19:45] Shadowcaller: /*she is silent for some time* I don't think I can do that./
[19:46] Happy: Happy: "You said that you were one of the Tower's defences. We need to know what you can do."
[19:47] Shadowcaller: "Well, I'm not sure how to describe myself."
[19:47] Shadowcaller: "I can cast a large number of spells like any other wizard."
[19:48] Happy: /I know. And I grieve. But my feelings need not concern you./ Cessie feels deep inside her, almost below conscious thought, as Ai probes her magical ability.
[19:48] Happy: Happy (a little impatiently): "Okay, but say I'm an evil druid with worms and zombies. What are you going to do to try and stop me?"
[19:50] Shadowcaller: "Well, I specialize in force type of spells, I would most like push them back with pure force of magic."
[19:50] Shadowcaller: *likely
[19:51] Shadowcaller: "I can use force shields and crush things with it too I guess. I rarely use it in fights."
[19:51] Happy: "Crushing the worm things is good."
[19:51] Murska: 'What defenses have you prepared for the tower?'
[19:52] Shadowcaller: /What are you doing?/
[19:52] Happy: Inside Cessie's mind, she can feel her magical ability strengthening. /Only what you desire./
[19:53] Shadowcaller: "Well, the whole tower is shielded from attacks, the outer walls too."
[19:53] Shadowcaller: "It would take a lot of force… or my death to break those barriers."
[19:54] Shadowcaller: /*feels a bit nervous* "Okay I guess… go on."
[19:55] Happy: Happy: "Then you shouldn't be on the outside, is that right?"
[19:55] Murska: 'So you better keep alive. Do you have any distant communication spells?'
[19:55] Happy: Cessie feels herself growing dizzy as her power increases.
[19:57] Shadowcaller: "Um… thats what have been bothering me, I have not been able to contact anyone else since those blasted druids started their attacks."
[19:57] Shadowcaller: "The only things I can comminucate with right now is the gods."
[19:57] Shadowcaller: /…whoa.. that feels strange…/
[19:58] Murska: 'I meant, do you have something with which you could keep in contact with, say, a group of people in the swamps and also with us in the front while you're still in the tower?'
[20:00] Happy: Ai puts his hands on Cessie's shoulders to steady her. /I may have overdone it./
[20:00] Shadowcaller: "Youre talking about telepathcy, I think the servants are better on that then I am."
[20:01] Shadowcaller: /overdone?… I feel dizzy./
[20:01] Murska: 'The servants will be in the middle of a fight, though.'
[20:02] Happy: /You once weilded much more power than this, but I cannot release any more without harming you. And I could never do that./
[20:03] Shadowcaller: "Hmm… you could take the crystal balls, but you need to have magic to use them thought."
[20:04] Murska: 'How would they work?'
[20:04] Shadowcaller: /*her thoughts are disoriented* home… okay/
[20:06] Shadowcaller: "Similar to the watching wards, every time you activate the crystal ball I will be able to see it in mine, and hear you of course."
[20:07] Murska: 'That would be very useful indeed. You could relay us the information you and our scouts gain from the enemy forces.'
[20:07] Shadowcaller: "But as I said, you need to channel magic into them to active them:"
[20:08] Murska: 'The servants will be easily able to do that, Cessie can do that and I might, depending on how they work.'
[20:09] Happy: Ai slowly withdraws from Cessie's mind, and presses his lips to her forehead in a gentle kiss. "How do you feel?"
[20:10] Shadowcaller: She almost falls to the ground, but manages to keep herself steady "di-dizzy."
[20:11] Happy: Ai supports her. "Let me help you to a room."
[20:11] Shadowcaller: "Take some of them then, I don't got anything to lose" Caster shrugs
[20:11] Shadowcaller: "Thanks…"
[20:12] Murska: 'Thank you.' Aegnor will attempt to use it by channeling his own magic into it.'
[20:12] Happy: Ai helps Cessie to a plainly furnished room with a bed. "Lie down. Is there anything I can do for you? Anything you desire?"
[20:13] Shadowcaller: (happy gets to decide if it works or not of course)
[20:13] Shadowcaller: "Just rest.. rest…"
[20:13] Happy: (Is he using his music?)
[20:13] Shadowcaller: (I don't know
[20:14] Shadowcaller: I lay down on the clean bed (that is not so clean after I been there) and closes my eyes
[20:15] Happy: (oops, I guess Ai cleans Cessie then.)
[20:16] Murska: (I'm using the same magical ability I infuse to my music/voice when I'm affecting people/animals)
[20:16] Murska: (but without the sound part)
[20:16] Happy: (Who are you trying to communicate with?)
[20:16] Murska: (Just trying to activate it)
[20:17] Happy: Aegnor can sense that it is activated, but it takes a lot of concentration on his part to do it.
[20:18] Shadowcaller: Cessie is cleaned, she looks around a bit "How do that work anyway?"
[20:19] Happy: Ai smiled. "It was something you desired."
[20:19] Murska: 'Hm. At least it works.'
[20:19] Murska: 'I'll go set up the bird sentries. Happy, time to go to sleep.'
[20:20] Happy: "You need to rest as well," Happy says.
[20:20] Murska: 'Don't worry, I'll have time for it afterwards.'
[20:20] Shadowcaller: "Right… now I desire to rest thought."
[20:21] Happy: Ai: "Of course." He reaches out and gently strokes her hair, and Cessie should find herself sinking into a deep and very restful sleep.
[20:22] Shadowcaller: *I do exactly that*
[20:25] Shadowcaller: (sooo…)
[20:26] Happy: Happy is given a room and is soon asleep as well.
[20:28] Murska: Aegnor gets some birds and tells them to patrol in a pretty large radius around the tower, coming to wake him if the enemy approaches. Of course, for the birds, enemy means anything resembling a human like zombies, druids, travellers and such.
[20:29] Shadowcaller: (what about other animals?)
[20:29] Murska: (Large animals like bears and such, maybe. Not worms, unless they're Dune Sandworm-ish colossal beasts)
[20:33] Shadowcaller: *is sleeping*
[20:33] Happy: night passes?
[20:33] Happy: (I'm running out of energy :-/)
[20:33] Murska: Aegnor trances after opening a window, provided he's given a room.
[20:34] Happy: Aegnor is given a room. And an opportunity to bathe.
[20:34] Murska: Yeah, right, I do that before trancing. :P
[20:35] Shadowcaller: *is waking up*
[20:35] Murska: *is, oddly enough, still trancing*
[20:36] Shadowcaller: (Well you got to trance long after I went to sleep)
[20:36] Shadowcaller: (so it makes some sense)
[20:37] Murska: (Yeah, but I've still tranced over the normal 3-4 hours)
[20:37] Shadowcaller: (hm okay)
[20:37] Happy: Happy goes to look for Cessie and Aegnor.
[20:38] Shadowcaller: *looks around here room*
[20:41] Happy: It's a very plain room. A bed, a chair, a washstand, a chamberpot.
[20:41] Shadowcaller: *looks for happy and Aegnor*
[20:43] Happy: She finds Happy in the corridor. "Oh. I was looking for you."
[20:43] Shadowcaller: "I was doing the very same… I feel a bit stange aftr my meeting with Ai."
[20:44] Happy: "He didn't… I told him not to try and affect you."
[20:45] Shadowcaller: "I don't think he did…"
[20:45] Shadowcaller: "He is a bit creepy really."
[20:46] Murska: (hmf. I've gotten too tired to try and figure out more stuff to add to my Excel thingy for school. So I'll concentrate on this a bit more. )
[20:47] Happy: "He's just weird. Not being human, I guess. So he didn't do anything to make you uncomfortable?"
[20:48] Shadowcaller: (I only do school work from 10.00 Am to 6.00 PM)
[20:48] Shadowcaller: (After that I can't concentrate)
[20:48] Murska: (I do it whenever the deadline makes me feel uncomfortable.)
[20:49] Shadowcaller: "Well… he said he could show me how I could be."
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "But if I showed me, I might not want to change back.."
[20:51] Murska: Aegnor wakes up in the meanwhile and gets on his feet. He grabs his equipment and moves out into the corridor.
[20:52] Happy: "But he didn't try to force you?"
[20:52] Happy: Aegnor sees Happy and Cessie talking together.
[20:52] Murska: 'Morning, I see you're awake before me for once.'
[20:52] Shadowcaller: "No, he just asked."
[20:52] Shadowcaller: "Hello Aegnor."
[20:54] Shadowcaller: "You two have been planning the battle right?"
[20:55] Murska: 'Yeah.'
[20:55] Happy: "Yes. As much as any battle can be planned."
[20:55] Shadowcaller: "So basically, what are we going to do?"
[20:55] Shadowcaller: "You don't need to take the details."
[20:56] Murska: 'We're going to gather most of our strength near the tower to face off their assault while sending Ai and maybe someone else to scout and distract the druids, eliminating them if possible.'
[20:57] Shadowcaller: "Sounds good… where am I going to be?"
[20:57] Happy: "What kind of range do your spells have? Could you cast from atop the tower?"
[20:58] Shadowcaller: "I guess… I'm not really sure what Ai did to me."
[20:59] Shadowcaller: "Maybe I should ask or something…"
[20:59] Happy: "Or practice."
[21:00] Shadowcaller: "Well its hard to ppatice something you don't know about…"
[21:00] Shadowcaller: "Maybe if I try some fireballs."
[21:03] Shadowcaller: "What are you going to do?"
[21:04] Murska: 'I'll be either with Ai or near Kilia, with my bow. But I don't think I'd have that many targets near the tower since the main assault should be by worms and zombies.
[21:05] Shadowcaller: "Hm, too bad zombies and worms aren't weak against arrows…"
[21:07] Happy: "I can handle the zombies. If the magic people can deal with the worms."
[21:08] Shadowcaller: "I'm a bit worriedd about that… if your the only warriors out there, you be the only target of their attacks."
[21:08] Murska: 'Kilia should be able to shield Happy and apparently the other warrior has an 'invulnerable' armor.'
[21:08] Murska: 'I'll be staying at range.'
[21:09] Shadowcaller: *worried
[21:09] Shadowcaller: "Well, as long you stay behind the shield, most of their attacks are melee anyway."
[21:10] Shadowcaller: "What was Caster doing?"
[21:10] Shadowcaller: "Or rahter, what is he going to do?"
[21:12] Murska: 'He'll be coordinating the groups along with using any magic he can from the tower.'
[21:12] Shadowcaller: "Any idea of the enemies numbers or plans?"
[21:12] Happy: "Not until the scout birds return."
[21:13] Murska: 'Indeed.'
[21:14] Shadowcaller: "Ugh, how long do we have to wait for that?"
[21:14] Shadowcaller: "And do birds understand such things anyway?"
[21:14] Murska: 'Until they attack. Prefarably as long as possible.'
[21:15] Murska: 'We'll set up the scout wards on their paths once the birds inform us of where they are.'
[21:15] Shadowcaller: "Isn't there some range limit to those wards?"
[21:16] Murska: 'They can't see that far, that's why we're pinpointing the enemy first and placing them afterwards.'
[21:17] Shadowcaller: "Hmm… I know a way we could get information about the enemy rrghtnow.""
[21:18] Happy: "You do?"
[21:18] Shadowcaller: *right now
[21:18] Shadowcaller: "Well, Caster have been contactng gods right? I know a god we could ask about such things."
[21:19] Murska: 'You should talk to him about it. I am not familiar with gods.'
[21:20] Shadowcaller: "You really need to study human culture more, everything there is affected by gods."
[21:20] Happy: (wonders what gods Happy's tribe worshipped)
[21:21] Shadowcaller: (you can make up one yourself or take one of mine^^)
[21:22] Murska: 'Well, I'll learn enough about human culture by staying with you.' *smile*
[21:22] Happy: (need to go to bed soon)
[21:22] Shadowcaller: (okay)
[21:23] Happy: (SC, you can take over as GM if you two want to keep going. Just send Happy out on patrol or something)
[21:23] Shadowcaller: (Want to keep going Murska?)

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