Mar 15

Sun Mar 15 16:38:06 2009
[17:01] Happy: we ended with Aegnor sending off bird scouts and Cessie talking about asking a god for advice
[17:01] Murska: I sent them before I slept
[17:01] Shadowcaller: Right
[17:01] Murska: now we were just talking in the corridor iirc
[17:01] Shadowcaller: (well you need to say the first thing then)
[17:01] Happy: (Link:
[17:02] Shadowcaller: "Well, I think I will talk with Caster a bit, anyone want to follow?"
[17:03] Murska: 'I think I'll go eat first. Magicians talking with each other end up incomprehensible for normal people.'
[17:04] Happy: "I'll go with you," Happy says.
[17:04] Shadowcaller: "We meet you later then Aegnor."
[17:04] Murska: 'Okay.'
[17:04] Murska: Aegnor searches for somewhere to get food from.
[17:04] Shadowcaller: At the second floor there is a small kitchen
[17:05] Shadowcaller: There are some dead animals there, but you don't think they are from anythwere around here
[17:05] Shadowcaller: Looks like some kind of large lizard
[17:05] Happy: Happy sticks close to Cessie.
[17:06] Shadowcaller: Caster is standing and readin a book as you come to the highest part of the tower
[17:06] Shadowcaller: He don't seems to take notice of you
[17:06] Murska: Is there anyone in the kitchen?
[17:07] Shadowcaller: Its currently empty
[17:07] Happy: Happy stands quietly, not wanting to disturb him.
[17:07] Shadowcaller: You hear a quiet voice "psst, you there."
[17:07] Shadowcaller: "Exhuse me… Caster?"
[17:07] Murska: (Who hears that voice?)
[17:07] Shadowcaller: (Aegnor)
[17:08] Murska: Aegnor turns towards the voice. 'What?'
[17:08] Shadowcaller: First you don't see anything except a few cages, but then you realize the voice is coming from the cages
[17:08] Shadowcaller: "Could you let me out of here?" The speaker is a red lizard-like creature
[17:09] Murska: 'Uh… I don't think I'm supposed to.'
[17:09] Murska: 'What are you?
[17:09] Shadowcaller: The old wizard turns to you "Yes, what is the matter?"
[17:10] Shadowcaller: "I'm Jikxil, I'm only a child and they are planning to eat me."
[17:10] Shadowcaller: "See the situation?"
[17:11] Shadowcaller: "We are wondering, have you contacted any god lately?"
[17:11] Murska: 'Eat you?' Aegnor looks shocked. 'What's with these people?'
[17:11] Shadowcaller: "Eh, they can't get any food from the outside so they are summoning food from the other planes you see?"
[17:12] Murska: 'But why sapient creatures?'
[17:12] Shadowcaller: "I dunno, I just want to get out of here."
[17:12] Murska: 'Where would you go?'
[17:13] Shadowcaller: "Home hopefully, but I need some magic to do the trick."
[17:13] Murska: 'Where is your home?'
[17:13] Shadowcaller: "Hm, well the gods are not responding very well unless we have one of their favored ones here…"
[17:13] Shadowcaller: "Favored ones?"
[17:14] Shadowcaller: "Yes, mortals with a special bond to their god."
[17:14] Shadowcaller: "Geez, I told you, on another plane."
[17:15] Shadowcaller: "Maybe you both can try and see if you get any cotact?"
[17:15] Shadowcaller: *contact
[17:16] Happy: Happy looks uncomfortable. "I don't think I have a special bond or anything."
[17:16] Shadowcaller: "You never know, the gods work in mysterious ways."
[17:17] Shadowcaller: (tiny creature) "Anyway, the first step is to get out of this cage. Will you help me with that?"
[17:18] Shadowcaller: "Just step into that circle, don't worry, nothing bad can happend to you there."
[17:18] Murska: 'And why would I? You might be something harmful.'
[17:19] Shadowcaller: "If I would be that harmful, would this cage be able to hold me?"
[17:19] Murska: 'Of course. Harmful doesn't always mean powerful.'
[17:19] Happy: "What if… what if my god is angry at me? Wouldn't it be better if I didn't draw their attention?"
[17:19] Shadowcaller: "Well, if I were dangerous, why haven't they killed me yet? They have killed and eaten everything else here, just me left."
[17:20] Murska: 'Mm. I can't trust you but then again, there's not many things I can trust. Just tell me, what will you do if I set you free?'
[17:20] Shadowcaller: "I don't think a god would focus so much on a mortal… and besides, if a god were really angry at you, you would be dead by now."
[17:21] Shadowcaller: "I will try to get home of course, getting some friendly wizard to do it for me maybe?"
[17:21] Murska: 'What would it require for you to get home? A specific spell?'
[17:22] Shadowcaller: "Exactly, my race is favored by a god you know."
[17:22] Shadowcaller: "Maybe you get rewarded hm?"
[17:22] Happy: Happy looks to Cessie to see what she does.
[17:23] Murska: 'I don't really care about gods. But then, I don't like the situation either. Maybe I could ask them to let you go?'
[17:23] Shadowcaller: "Its your call happy, but I can ensure you it would be safe, you can heal right? Maybe thats a part of the gods magic?"
[17:24] Happy: Happy still looks worried, but she steps into the circle.
[17:24] Shadowcaller: "No, they would never let me go, they are using me and when they are done they are going to kill me."
[17:24] Murska: 'Didn't you just say they're going to eat you? What's with this 'using you' part?'
[17:24] Shadowcaller: "Okay, stand there for a moment while I attempt to call any god that might respond… I only get in contact with their servants."
[17:26] Shadowcaller: "I just want to get out, I thought the reason "they are going to kill me" twas reason enough for you to let me out."
[17:26] Shadowcaller: The circle around happy starts to glow
[17:27] Murska: 'Hey, there are a lot of things that want to kill me, or worse, and I don't get people helping me because of it. It's mostly about what they perceive to be right and even after that it's about if they're ethical or care more about themselves.'
[17:27] Shadowcaller: A pair of green eyes appears, they are looking at happy, neither Cessie or Caster seems to be able to see them
[17:28] Happy: Happy stares into them, transfixed in fear
[17:28] Shadowcaller: "Yes?"
[17:28] Shadowcaller: Everything around you seems to be frozen in time now
[17:28] Shadowcaller: (hapy)
[17:28] Happy: "I - I…"
[17:28] Shadowcaller: *happy
[17:30] Shadowcaller: (small tiny creature) "Very well, if you can't help me out of the godness of your hearth, maybe we should strike a deal?"
[17:31] Shadowcaller: (pair of eyes) "Relax happy, I am not going to hurt you."
[17:31] Happy: "I didn't mean to!" Happy blurts out.
[17:31] Shadowcaller: "Let your feelings flow free, that is for the best."
[17:32] Shadowcaller: "Tell me when you are calm."
[17:32] Murska: 'I would help you from the goodness of my heart if I knew it was the right thing to do. But it's not like this tower isn't about to get attacked by a horde of horrible lifesucking monsters and if you need some friendly wizard with a specific spell to send you home, while also claiming that the wizards here want to kill you…'
[17:33] Shadowcaller: "But you know a wizard don't you?" The creature seems to be smiling
[17:33] Shadowcaller: "She could help me."
[17:33] Happy: "They're all dead, aren't they?"
[17:34] Murska: 'And how do you know that?'
[17:34] Shadowcaller: "I could not prevent it happy, life must go."
[17:35] Shadowcaller: "Everything have its path, even death is a new path."
[17:35] Shadowcaller: (tiny creature) "I know things, I could see it when you passed my cage."
[17:36] Shadowcaller: "She seems like a nice person, atleast by her looks." The creature snickers.
[17:36] Happy: "But I fled. I should have stayed. I was the only healer they had."
[17:37] Murska: 'She is. Well, fine, I'll ask her if she wants to help you. Is there any non-living food here?'
[17:37] Shadowcaller: "You made a decision, what use is it to regret it? We can't change what has already been done."
[17:38] Happy: "But isn't that what the gods are for? To punish and reward our past behaviour?"
[17:39] Shadowcaller: "Oh yes, yes… there is food around here, just look in that that storage over there." The creature points at a door on the other side of the rooom.
[17:40] Murska: Aegnor walks to the door and opens it.
[17:40] Shadowcaller: "I am not such a god happy, I let humans have their way, I am not any better then you, so why sholl Iget to decide whats wrong annd rht?"
[17:41] Shadowcaller: *should I
[17:41] Shadowcaller: *right
[17:41] Murska: *and
[17:41] Shadowcaller: Inside the room there is a lot of steaks, mosty likely made from creatures summone from another plane
[17:42] Shadowcaller: (eh, the keyboard is a bit slow again)
[17:42] Murska: Any vegetables/fruits/whatever?
[17:42] Happy: Happy summons up all her courage to murmur, "Will you help us?"
[17:42] Shadowcaller: Yes, but you have not seen such fruits before
[17:43] Murska: 'Hm. I'd better find someone who knows what this stuff is. It's best not to get a food poisoning before a battle.'
[17:43] Shadowcaller: "I will help those who put their faith in me. What do you need+"
[17:43] Shadowcaller: *?
[17:43] Murska: Aegnor walks out of the room. 'I'll ask her if she wants to free you.'
[17:43] Murska: Then he walks out of the kitchen
[17:43] Shadowcaller: The creature almost seems to be dancing of joy
[17:44] Murska: Aegnor looks around in the corridor.
[17:44] Happy: "To know what enemies we face. And how to keep my friends safe."
[17:44] Shadowcaller: The "corridor" seems to be dominated by the staircase leading up to the higher levels of the tower.
[17:45] Shadowcaller: "Servants of the new nature… cursed things that want to get rid of everything I have built."
[17:46] Shadowcaller: "Corrupted servants of the elves, great trees and the spawn of that wretched thing."
[17:46] Murska: Aegnor shrugs and goes off in search of his companions.
[17:46] Shadowcaller: "Dead humans that walk…"
[17:49] Shadowcaller: "There is many of them… *the eyes seems to be counting something* 1321 to be precise."
[17:49] Murska: (Oo kill count rising… :P)
[17:50] Happy: "That many? Are we fated to fail then?"
[17:51] Shadowcaller: "You have strength… is there anything I can help you with Happy? I will gladly help you take on these false servants of nature."
[17:51] Shadowcaller: "As long as there is life and freedom, there is hope."
[17:51] Happy: "How many druids are there?"
[17:52] Shadowcaller: "34."
[17:53] Shadowcaller: "They are weak minded… poor fools."
[17:53] Happy: "Can you show me where they are coming from?"
[17:54] Shadowcaller: "See into my eyes my child, see the enemy you are about to face!"
[17:55] Happy: Happy looks into the eyes
[17:55] Shadowcaller: The whole room flash green
[17:55] Shadowcaller: Your in the air now
[17:55] Shadowcaller: Below you tiny figures are moving
[17:55] Murska: (a friend came over, I might be slow)
[17:55] Shadowcaller: (okay)
[17:56] Shadowcaller: They are standing in the remains of a town
[17:56] Shadowcaller: Zombies, worms feeding upon corpses
[17:57] Happy: Do I recognize the town?
[17:57] Shadowcaller: Its hard to see
[17:57] Shadowcaller: But you can see the stone forest next to it…
[17:58] Shadowcaller: Huge tree like creatures are walking around
[17:58] Shadowcaller: There are stone trees growing in the middle of town
[17:58] Happy: "Where is this?"
[17:59] Shadowcaller: (what was the name of that town we went to after saltcross?)
[18:00] Shadowcaller: (you know the one Murska met Marella in.)
[18:00] Happy: don't remember…
[18:01] Happy: (want me to make up a name now?)
[18:01] Shadowcaller: (sure)
[18:02] Happy: (Bearsted) (is totally stealing the names of train stations in Kent)
[18:02] Shadowcaller: (hehe)
[18:02] Shadowcaller: "Bearsted, I belive you have been in this town before."
[18:03] Shadowcaller: "Those trees… they are not part of this nature."
[18:04] Happy: "Those people were kind to us."
[18:04] Shadowcaller: "They sorrounded the villager, ensuring that no one would escape."
[18:04] Shadowcaller: *surrounded
[18:05] Shadowcaller: You can see humans… inside the stone trees
[18:05] Shadowcaller: They are screaming, transforming into something
[18:06] Shadowcaller: As it was not worse enough, the druids seems to be building something
[18:07] Shadowcaller: They are seweing whole bodies (some that appears to be still alive) thogether into a gigntic creature made only of human bodies
[18:08] Happy: Happy screams
[18:08] Shadowcaller: "…they will pay for this."
[18:09] Shadowcaller: The green flash again, your back.
[18:09] Happy: Happy falls to her knees, still screaming
[18:10] Shadowcaller: "I'm sorry I showed you this…"
[18:11] Shadowcaller: "If there is anything I can do…"
[18:11] Happy: "How do we stop them? They're monsters!"
[18:13] Shadowcaller: "Their "master" is strong at this place, it blocks our powers with its very presence."
[18:13] Shadowcaller: "But I can still try to grant you anythinthat could help you stop this horrobile things."
[18:14] Shadowcaller: *anything that
[18:14] Happy: Happy takes a deep breath. "Can you grant me the power to lay the dead to rest?"
[18:15] Shadowcaller: "I will grant you that, your inner fire will make the dead rest, their bodies will be returned to the earth."
[18:16] Shadowcaller: (happy have gained the ability to turn undead in a quitelarge area.)
[18:16] Shadowcaller: *quite large
[18:17] Shadowcaller: (her attacks are now extra effective against the undead.)
[18:17] Happy: "Do you know when they will be here?"
[18:17] Shadowcaller: (letting the spirits withing them rest.)
[18:18] Shadowcaller: "A few days, they are still trying to "recruit" more minions to their armies."
[18:19] Happy: "They'll come through the same villages we did?"
[18:19] Shadowcaller: "I hope not, saltcross still stands, and so is the villages you just passed by."
[18:19] Shadowcaller: "But… they might attack them next."
[18:20] Happy: "Is there any way to warn them?"
[18:21] Shadowcaller: "I have no servants in those villages, I'm afraid you need to do that on your own."
[18:21] Shadowcaller: *followers
[18:22] Happy: "Who are you? What is your name?"
[18:23] Shadowcaller: "I am Kuori, some call me the hunter."
[18:23] Shadowcaller: "I have… different sides."
[18:24] Shadowcaller: "But what I am do not matter, its you who will save these people, not I."
[18:26] Happy: "I - I will try."
[18:26] Shadowcaller: "Don't do it for my sake, you have the freedom to go your own way."
[18:26] Shadowcaller: "Do it beacuse you want to do it."
[18:27] Happy: "I do want to! I'm just… There are so many I couldn't save."
[18:28] Shadowcaller: "Then you need to focus on those who are alive now, maybe that way you can save them instead?"
[18:28] Shadowcaller: "The past is the past, we can never return there."
[18:29] Shadowcaller: (eh, once happy ends this its back to real-tim)
[18:30] Murska: ('kay, time unfreezes soon so my character hasn't missed anything. :P)
[18:30] Shadowcaller: *time
[18:30] Shadowcaller: (indeed)
[18:31] Happy: Happy takes a deep breath. "I will stop them. Whatever it takes."
[18:32] Shadowcaller: "Then I wish you all luck Happy, may you be the huntress."
[18:32] Shadowcaller: Everything goes green, and everything is normal again
[18:32] Shadowcaller: the eyes are gone
[18:32] Shadowcaller: Aegnor enters the room
[18:34] Happy: (*pokes Murska*)
[18:34] Shadowcaller: "What was that? All I saw was a green flash…"
[18:34] Shadowcaller: Cessie seems confused
[18:34] Happy: "I saw the eyes of the Hunter. And he showed me our enemy."
[18:35] Shadowcaller: "The hunter? Kuori?… Never midn lets talk about that later."
[18:35] Shadowcaller: "What did you see?"
[18:35] Shadowcaller: *mind
[18:35] Happy: Happy tells them what she saw.
[18:36] Shadowcaller: "No that… they can't have done that."
[18:36] Shadowcaller: Caster looks deeply worried "Are you sure about this?"
[18:36] Murska: 'Ugh. We should kill those druids.' Aegnor looks disgusted.
[18:37] Shadowcaller: "How could they…" *Cessie looks very digusted*
[18:37] Happy: "I know what I saw," Happy says.
[18:38] Shadowcaller: "So many… we are not going to stand a chance."
[18:39] Shadowcaller: "Did Kuori say anything else Happy? Anything that could help us?"
[18:40] Murska: (I'll show E:TW to my friend, someone keep Aegnor doing something sensible for a while. )
[18:40] Shadowcaller: (I guess he jumpw out the window:P)
[18:40] Shadowcaller: *jumps
[18:40] Happy: "He gave me the ability to lay the dead to rest, and he said he would help us. But I wasn't sure what else to ask for."
[18:42] Shadowcaller: "Maybe millions of his servants?" Aegnor says, trying to lighten up the mood
[18:42] Shadowcaller: (there he go)
[18:44] Happy: "Cessie, what was that thing they were making? That… abomination?"
[18:45] Shadowcaller: "Um, well I'm not really supposed to know things like these."
[18:46] Happy: "Cessie, we need to know how to face them."
[18:46] Shadowcaller: "Necromancer knowledge was baned where I lived."
[18:46] Shadowcaller: "I only saw it once really."
[18:47] Shadowcaller: "They call it bodywalkers, its one of the most powerful types of undead there is."
[18:47] Happy: "What can it do?"
[18:48] Shadowcaller: "Its very, very hard to kill thats for sure."
[18:49] Shadowcaller: "It seems to be able to take any kind of damage, they will most likely use it to make us attack it."
[18:50] Shadowcaller: "If the creator wants… the "parts" of the walker can start screaming."
[18:50] Happy: "Cessie, we have to stop them."
[18:50] Shadowcaller: "I know… its just so hard to imagine…"
[18:51] Shadowcaller: "The things I read, I never thought I would see them."
[18:51] Shadowcaller: "I never wanted to see them."
[18:52] Shadowcaller: "What are we going to do? They already outnumber us…"
[18:52] Shadowcaller: "And they are killing.."
[18:52] Happy: "We can't wait here for them. We have to go and fight them before they destroy another village."
[18:54] Shadowcaller: "But how? We can't possible fight them out in the open.."
[18:57] Happy: (bah. need Murska back. Can't think of anything)
[18:58] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, he was supposed to have the highest wisdom in the party:P)
[18:58] Happy: (take a break until he returns?)
[18:59] Shadowcaller: (Sure I can make some pop-corn while we wait.)

:Group Conversation 14992): Sun Mar 15 19:25:32 2009
[19:25] Murska: Hmm. Epic WW idea that gives me, SC. :P
[19:25] Shadowcaller: How so?
[19:26] Murska: Ya know how the fluff usually has evil people with a plan to hide people amongst the villagers… Have them SAY they do so and then watch the villagers kill each other, then invade. :P
[19:26] Shadowcaller: Hehe, thats a true genere savvy villian right there
[19:26] Shadowcaller: *genre
[19:26] Murska: anyway, back to the IF…
[19:26] Murska: 'We need to assassinate the druids themselves.'
[19:27] Happy: "And we need to do it before they reach the next village."
[19:28] Shadowcaller: "Any ideas how? I'm not exactly an assassin."
[19:29] Murska: 'Get to them unnoticed, blow them to pieces, get out alive.'
[19:29] Murska: 'I wonder if anyone in this tower has infiltration or camouflage spells.
[19:29] Shadowcaller: "I can use shadows… perhaps even better after my session with Ai."
[19:30] Shadowcaller: "I haven't tried yet really."
[19:30] Murska: 'Ai would be useful for distracting. I don't think the others would be good at sneaking around though.'
[19:30] Happy: "What if we invaded the stone forest?
[19:31] Murska: 'We can't fight them head on, they have such a large advantage in sheer numbers.'
[19:32] Shadowcaller: "Well, its going to take us a few days to get there."
[19:32] Shadowcaller: "Unless we have some sort of transportation."
[19:32] Happy: "The longer we wait, the stronger they become."
[19:32] Murska: 'And I don't really feel like going through that swamp again.'
[19:32] Shadowcaller: "Yeah… any ideas?"
[19:33] Murska: 'Unless someone has magical means of transportation, we'll just have to get there the old-fashioned way, I guess.'
[19:34] Murska: 'Oh, right…' Aegnor takes the crystal ball he got from Caster and gives it to Cessie. 'You should be able to use this better than I can.
[19:34] Happy: "Horses would be nice."
[19:34] Shadowcaller: "Oh, a watching ball."
[19:34] Shadowcaller: "We ca just take them?"
[19:34] Shadowcaller: *can
[19:34] Murska: 'We need to have a way of keeping contact to Caster.'
[19:35] Murska: 'How far can the magical traps be placed?'
[19:36] Shadowcaller: Caster looks up, he seems been trying to do something with the circle. "Oh, I'm not sure really. I haven't tried to place them futher then my eyes reach."
[19:37] Murska: 'Hm. Could we take them with us and then use them as tactical support?'
[19:37] Shadowcaller: "They aren't really "physical"."
[19:37] Murska: 'A way to start an assault with a couple fireballs in the middle of the enemy is always good.'
[19:38] Murska: 'Well just tell me if we can place them on the enemies once we find them? I don't really need to know the magical theory behind them'
[19:39] Shadowcaller: "Hmm, perhaps if I see the target throught the watching ball?"
[19:40] Shadowcaller: "Then I could place the traps… in theory."
[19:40] Murska: 'How far around the watching ball can you see then?'
[19:41] Shadowcaller: "Some meters, it gets very blurry after that."
[19:41] Murska: 'Hm. Well, that should work.'
[19:41] Murska: 'Any ideas, you two?' @happy/Cessie
[19:42] Shadowcaller: "Well, we need to know where every druid is."
[19:42] Shadowcaller: "If just one of them are alive, the undead will still have a master."
[19:43] Murska: 'Well it'd be best if we knew where every enemy is. At least we know how many there are.'
[19:43] Shadowcaller: "We can't be sure that all of them are there thought."
[19:44] Happy: "The Hunter said there are 34 of them."
[19:44] Murska: 'At least if we kill enough, they won't have the manpower to effectively create more undead.'
[19:44] Shadowcaller: "There is already too many of them…"
[19:45] Shadowcaller: "It will not matter if their numbers are growing or not."
[19:45] Happy: "We will NOT give up!"
[19:46] Shadowcaller: "Of course not, i'm just trying to be realistic here."
[19:46] Murska: 'Hmpf. If they don't have many of the bigger things, I don't think however many zombies or worms they have they can defeat the shield and the god's servants.'
[19:47] Shadowcaller: "They had ents, and if they complete that bodywalker…"
[19:47] Happy: :(
[19:47] Shadowcaller: Ents are traditionally weak against fire thought."
[19:47] Happy: (wrong chat)
[19:47] Shadowcaller: (oh:P)
[19:47] Happy: "You mean it wasn't finished yet? Can we prevent it?"
[19:48] Shadowcaller: "You should know, you saw it."
[19:48] Shadowcaller: "I just assumed it wasn't since you said they were still sewing… bodies on."
[19:50] Happy: Happy closes her eyes and tries to remember it in detail, which she then describes to Cessie.
[19:51] Happy: "How long do you think we have before they are finished?"
[19:51] Shadowcaller: (they were still working on the "torso" of the walker.)
[19:51] Shadowcaller: (working up to the chest)
[19:52] Shadowcaller: She appears to be a bit sickened from the details "One day… two days? Really depends on how many bodies they have I guess."
[19:53] Shadowcaller: *tires to forgot the details about it*
[19:55] Happy: "They have far too many bodies, and they're just gaining more. But we'll never reach them in time to stop it."
[19:56] Shadowcaller: "Damn… I had hoped somehow…"
[19:56] Shadowcaller: "Maybe if we can burn the bodies or something?"
[19:58] Shadowcaller: "I don't know… I feel so helpless in all of this."
[19:58] Happy: "How? Burn them from here?"
[19:58] Murska: 'At least we can do something. The villagers they're killing, they were helpless.'
[19:59] Shadowcaller: "Don't make me think about that… it was so easy a few days ago."
[19:59] Shadowcaller: "The only thing we needed to worry about was having a goal of our journey
[20:00] Shadowcaller: "Now we are facing a horde of undead… it feels so unreal."
[20:02] Happy: "Reality hasn't changed. We just know what we're facing now. If we hadn't come here, we'd have just been overrun by them somewhere else."
[20:03] Shadowcaller: "I guess… why must these things happend? All I wanted was to read and study…"
[20:03] Murska: 'Learning by experience works much better.'
[20:03] Shadowcaller: "Not when other people are dying…"
[20:03] Murska: 'Anyway. We should decide on what to do now.'
[20:05] Shadowcaller: "Well, either we stay here and improve our defences, or we try and kill the druids."
[20:05] Happy: "We can't stay here and let more people be slaughtered."
[20:06] Murska: 'And while we improve our defenses, they improve their forces, faster than we do.'
[20:06] Shadowcaller: "I know… its just so hard to imagine us attackign that army by ourselves."
[20:06] Murska: 'Don't think of it as attacking an army, think of it as assassinating the leaders.'
[20:06] Shadowcaller: *attacking
[20:07] Shadowcaller: "Being assassins is hard to imagine too…" She smiles weakly
[20:07] Happy: "Do you know any magical methods of transporting us?"
[20:07] Murska: 'Black cloak, poisoned daggers… I'll create a song about us once this is over.'
[20:08] Shadowcaller: "Um I don't, maybe Caster dose."
[20:09] Shadowcaller: Absent-mindly Caster notices that happy is talking to him "Huh? Oh… what do you need?"
[20:11] Happy: "Do you have the ability to transport us to Bearsted?"
[20:12] Shadowcaller: "Not what I know of, maybe I have something that can make you travel faster thought."
[20:12] Shadowcaller: "Hopefully the druids will not except a counter attack…"
[20:13] Murska: 'Hopefully they'll all be together in a small couple meters radius so we can toss the crystal ball at them and then have Caster blow them up at once.'
[20:14] Happy: "All 34 of them?"
[20:14] Shadowcaller: "SOunds like a dream come true.."
[20:14] Murska: 'Yup. One can always hope, as long as one remembers not to assume.'
[20:16] Shadowcaller: "We need to prepare or something, we need all the aid we can get."
[20:16] Happy: "Cessie, can you cloak other people in shadows, or just yourself?"
[20:17] Shadowcaller: "Well techincally I should be able to cloack anyone, i'm not sure I'm strong enough yet."
[20:17] Murska: 'I suppose Ai can also help us with that.'
[20:18] Shadowcaller: "Anything else you think can help us?"
[20:19] Shadowcaller: "Any hidden skills, secrets, magic, items… anything you know something of?"
[20:20] Murska: 'Does this tower have any weaponry I can have?' *smile*
[20:20] Shadowcaller: Caster looks you over "Weapons? Um, we haven't really needed weapons."
[20:21] Shadowcaller: "We use magic for almost everything."
[20:21] Murska: 'Magical items then?'
[20:21] Shadowcaller: "Anything special? Most things we have is not made to fight with."
[20:21] Happy: "… you mean no one has ever tried to take your tower?"
[20:22] Murska: 'Something capable of killing stuff, somewhat obviously, is what I'm looking for.'
[20:22] Shadowcaller: "We had our share of troubles, but then we could just easily vanquish them with magic, or call upon the other houses for help."
[20:24] Shadowcaller: "Its hard to think of something… I have a grindle of disguise. Its just that it have malfunctioned a bit."
[20:26] Shadowcaller: "Oh… and we got Igion."
[20:26] Shadowcaller: "Since you were asking for weapons…"
[20:27] Happy: "What's that?"
[20:27] Shadowcaller: "Its a sword.. err a sapien sword you could call it."
[20:27] Shadowcaller: "Its not really…sane."
[20:28] Shadowcaller: "The last person that wielded it- him was driven insane."
[20:29] Murska: 'Doesn't sound like a safe enough weapon to be useful. What about the disguise, how is it broken?'
[20:30] Shadowcaller: "Well, its really old, the magic have been twisted."
[20:30] Shadowcaller: "The disguse is not under the control of the wearer really."
[20:30] Shadowcaller: "And its damn hard to get off."
[20:30] Murska: 'Is it dangerous for the wearer?'
[20:30] Happy: "What sort of disguise does it make?"
[20:31] Shadowcaller: "Anything, but as I said, its hard to control."
[20:31] Murska: 'As long as it isn't dangerous to use, it'd work as a last-resort item.
[20:31] Shadowcaller: "Its not, the worst thing that could happend is that you get stuck in the disguise."
[20:32] Happy: "Something that disguises you as 'anything' could make you more conspicuous."
[20:33] Shadowcaller: "Well, when it was orginally made the wearer controlled the disguise. Now its listens a bit too much to the wearer I'm afraid."
[20:33] Shadowcaller: "Like… if you suddenly start thinking of the enemy, the disguse could change to that."
[20:35] Shadowcaller: "I remember one time when Fin burrowed it, he was disguised into his secret love… in a very skimpy outfit."
[20:35] Happy: "Er…"
[20:35] Shadowcaller: "You understand the problem." He smiles
[20:38] Happy: "Cessie? Did you speak to your god?"
[20:38] Shadowcaller: "Not really…"
[20:39] Shadowcaller: "Since I'm not sure who si going to answer my call."
[20:39] Shadowcaller: *is
[20:41] Happy: "You have a better idea than I did."
[20:41] Shadowcaller: "Wizards don't really have gods, as I'm sure Caster can tell you."
[20:44] Happy: "I didn't even remember mine…"
[20:45] Shadowcaller: (*pokes Murska*)
[20:46] Murska: 'And elves have none.'
[20:46] Shadowcaller: "I still don't get why you don't have gods."
[20:47] Murska: 'We don't really care about them.
[20:47] Shadowcaller: "Well, I know a god who answers the prayers of the leftovers."
[20:47] Shadowcaller: "like me…"
[20:48] Shadowcaller: "Your sure you can't get in contact with nature or something?"
[20:49] Murska: 'No, I don't know what'd happen.'
[20:49] Happy: "Why are you trying to make us contact the gods when you don't want to do it yourself?"
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "Beacuse my god gave me up."
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "Or well, didn't contact me anymore."
[20:50] Murska: 'Get a better one.'
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "I did get a worse one…"
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "Lets just get over this…"
[20:50] Shadowcaller: SHe places herself into the ring
[20:51] Shadowcaller: Caster nods and the ring starts glowing again
[20:51] Shadowcaller: Suddenly a figure that appears to be made of pure darknees appears
[20:52] Shadowcaller: "So you decided to help me?"
[20:53] Shadowcaller: The shadow figure appears to be smiling "Anything for you, now, who are these other friends you have found?"
[20:53] Happy: Happy steps closer, feeling protective.
[20:53] Shadowcaller: "A barbarian, a elf? How very intresting."
[20:54] Shadowcaller: "Caster my dear friend, would you mind releasing my minion soon enough? I don't think he likes that cage."
[20:54] Shadowcaller: Caster stares at the being, "You mean your spt?"
[20:54] Shadowcaller: *spy
[20:54] Murska: 'So that's what it was?'
[20:55] Shadowcaller: "Ahh, you appear to have met him elf."
[20:55] Murska: 'Yep. tried to get me to free him.'
[20:55] Shadowcaller: "I'm pleased that he have not given up yet. Now who are you, I haven't met Cessie in a long time."
[20:56] Shadowcaller: "Really a shame that Artais gave her up… she really followed his lead you know."
[20:56] Murska: 'I'm Aegnor. You?'
[20:56] Shadowcaller: "I am Helias, god of lies… and truths."
[20:57] Shadowcaller: "Among other things."
[20:57] Happy: Happy watches warily
[20:58] Shadowcaller: "Ahh, you seems to found yourself a bodyguard Cessie."
[20:58] Shadowcaller: "Leave her out of this."
[20:58] Shadowcaller: "But she has so many secrets…"
[20:58] Shadowcaller: "As do the elf."
[20:59] Shadowcaller: (I hate NPC disscussion)
[21:00] Happy: "We need to stop the druids. Are you going to help us with that, or not?"
[21:00] Shadowcaller: "Druids eh? Whats in it for me?"
[21:01] Shadowcaller: "I can't just *give* you things you know."
[21:01] Murska: 'Sure you can. You're a god, right?'
[21:02] Shadowcaller: "No, thats how the other gods work, they give things, I trade."
[21:02] Happy: "I don't know what a god would trade for."
[21:02] Murska: 'Well, you owe your whole existance to the fact that people like us exist to create lifeforce. Have you paid us back for that yet?'
[21:04] Shadowcaller: "Hehe, I can see what you like in this one Cessie, have you told him anything abou "you-know-what" yet?"
[21:04] Shadowcaller: Cessie remains quiet
[21:04] Shadowcaller: "I guess not."
[21:04] Shadowcaller: "Anyway, as I said, I need something from you."
[21:05] Shadowcaller: "You give me some information, and I will give some to you."
[21:05] Murska: 'Just get to the point.'
[21:05] Shadowcaller: "Your secrets."
[21:05] Shadowcaller: "Thats the price."
[21:06] Murska: 'And how would you help us?'
[21:06] Shadowcaller: "I give you their secrets."
[21:06] Shadowcaller: "Your enemies that is."
[21:07] Shadowcaller: "Everyone trade with me you know?"
[21:08] Shadowcaller: "Heck, they would not even know the worm existed, or how to make those undead if there was not for me."
[21:08] Shadowcaller: "All books, all knowledge, I know every secret."
[21:09] Happy: Happy glares at him in hatred. "Deal."
[21:09] Shadowcaller: "Great, you first then, I already know all of Cessies secrets. Is that not right my dear?"
[21:09] Shadowcaller: "Your disgusting."
[21:10] Shadowcaller: The shadow seems to ignor her "Step into the circle happy, this conversation will be private."
[21:10] Happy: Happy does so
[21:10] Shadowcaller: The room goes dark
[21:10] Shadowcaller: "So… here we are."
[21:11] Shadowcaller: "Lets start singing."
[21:11] Happy: "I don't know what you think I know."
[21:12] Shadowcaller: "Oh come now, you are a favored one, you have a special connection to the hunter."
[21:13] Shadowcaller: "Just tell me what you feel. All knowledge is sacred to me."
[21:14] Happy: "Angry. How could you help them make that abomination? What did you do to hurt Cessie?"
[21:15] Shadowcaller: "They told me what they knew, in turn I told them what they wanted to know."
[21:15] Shadowcaller: "And I didn't do anything to hurt her, she had just a hard time telling all her secrets."
[21:15] Shadowcaller: "Not that she had any choice at the time."
[21:16] Happy: "I don't know what you want. I don't know very much."
[21:18] Shadowcaller: "Well, tell me of your tribe, how did they make you feel?"
[21:18] Shadowcaller: "How did you feel when they died?"
[21:20] Happy: "I still barely remember."
[21:21] Shadowcaller: "But you do, in your nightmares, I can feel strong feeling in you."
[21:21] Shadowcaller: "Tell me anything you can think of."
[21:21] Happy: "How do you think I felt? I was devastated!"
[21:22] Shadowcaller: "Sorry, but I'm not very good with feelings."
[21:22] Shadowcaller: "Thats why I'm so intrested in them."
[21:23] Happy: "And guilty."
[21:23] Happy: *deep in her subconscious* /and relieved/
[21:24] Shadowcaller: "How intresting."
[21:25] Shadowcaller: Wanything else you wish to tell me?"
[21:25] Shadowcaller: *Anything
[21:25] Shadowcaller: "The more you tell me, the more I will tell you."
[21:27] Happy: "He was suffering and I couldn't save him and I tried and nothing worked and I couldn't bear to see him like that and I knew he wasn't going to get better so I killed him."
[21:28] Shadowcaller: "Who was he?"
[21:30] Happy: "I don't remember. Just that he was someone important to me. Someone who was there in my earliest memories."
[21:30] Shadowcaller: "…that will be enough."
[21:30] Shadowcaller: "I know enough."
[21:31] Shadowcaller: And suddenyl you are back in the room
[21:31] Shadowcaller: *suddenly
[21:31] Happy: Happy is crying
[21:32] Shadowcaller: "What the hell did you do to her!"
[21:32] Murska: 'What happened?' Aegnor rushes to Happy.
[21:32] Happy: She turns to the shadow figure. "Pay up. Now."
[21:32] Shadowcaller: "…I want to know the elfs secrets first."
[21:32] Murska: 'Right. My turn now.'
[21:33] Shadowcaller: "Perfect, step into the circle."
[21:33] Murska: Aegnor does so.
[21:33] Shadowcaller: "happy, leave."
[21:33] Happy: Happy steps out.
[21:34] Shadowcaller: The room turns black around Aegnor
[21:34] Shadowcaller: "So… go on."
[21:34] Murska: Ask me what you want to know.
[21:35] Shadowcaller: "The elves, where did they go?"
[21:35] Murska: 'To another plane.'
[21:35] Shadowcaller: "Very well, why are you still here then?"
[21:38] Murska: 'I was left behind.
[21:38] Happy: Happy goes to Cessie's side. "I'm sorry."
[21:38] Shadowcaller: "I'm sorry… you should not had to suffer that."
[21:38] Shadowcaller: "I should never have called upon him…"
[21:39] Shadowcaller: "Left behind? Why?"
[21:39] Murska: 'The group I was born in decided that they would stay.'
[21:39] Happy: "If it helps us defeat them, then it's worth it."
[21:39] Shadowcaller: "I sure hope so…"
[21:40] Shadowcaller: "Intresting, but why stay? This place could not have been very attractive at that time."
[21:41] Shadowcaller: "Tradition? Something else?"
[21:41] Murska: 'I don't know, I was just a child.'
[21:41] Happy: "I started to remember when Kuori spoke to me."
[21:41] Shadowcaller: "Hard to imagine you being a favored one of the hunter…"
[21:42] Shadowcaller: "Very well, how was your childhood, the parts you rememeber."
[21:42] Happy: "I don't know why. It doesn't make sense. I abandoned them, Cessie."
[21:42] Shadowcaller: "I'm sure you didn't your not like that happy."
[21:42] Shadowcaller: "I know your not."
[21:43] Murska: 'Ordinary. Happy, sad…'
[21:43] Shadowcaller: "What happend to your parents? They died did they not?"
[21:44] Murska: 'Yup. Killed by some cultists or another, probably serving a perversion.
[21:44] Shadowcaller: "If you would abandon friends in need you would have adandoened us a long time ago."
[21:44] Shadowcaller: "How tragic, one might wonder why you survived."
[21:44] Murska: 'Was taken captive.'
[21:44] Murska: 'Along with some other children.'
[21:45] Happy: "He told me to go. He said I needed to survive. But it wasn't hard for him to persuade me."
[21:45] Shadowcaller: "…who?"
[21:46] Shadowcaller: "Please do go on."
[21:46] Happy: *tears in her eyes* "I don't know. Someone I looked up to. But I don't remember his name or his face."
[21:46] Murska: 'They experimented on us, tortured us and one by one sacrificed us to whoever they served.'
[21:47] Shadowcaller: "Hehe, they told me that too, from another point of view of course."
[21:47] Shadowcaller: *hugs happy, tryig to confort her*
[21:47] Murska: 'you already know how I escaped then?'
[21:47] Shadowcaller: "I'm so sorry."
[21:47] Happy: *clings to Cessie, sobbing*
[21:47] Shadowcaller: "They didn't mentione that actually."
[21:48] Shadowcaller: *cmfort
[21:48] Shadowcaller: *comfort
[21:48] Murska: 'Well, I got mad, then there's a blank in my memory and then I was outside, covered in blood. I assume something they did modified me in some way, since it has happenedafterwards.'
[21:49] Shadowcaller: "Oh, then I understand, you were the mad one."
[21:49] Murska: 'Yup.'
[21:49] Murska: 'That enough?'
[21:49] Shadowcaller: "…I guess."
[21:50] Shadowcaller: And suddenly you are back to the room
[21:50] Murska: 'Your turn'
[21:50] Shadowcaller: "Ask ahead."
[21:51] Murska: 'Weaknesses of the druids?'
[21:52] Shadowcaller: "They have inner conflicts, there are two leaders, your elf friend and the "high-priest of Ny'golo'th"
[21:52] Shadowcaller: "that happends to be the worms real name."
[21:52] Shadowcaller: "Anyhow, the druids have very different ideas about what to do."
[21:53] Murska: 'How can we use this to neutralize this attack against the tower and to stop them from killing the inhabitants of the villages?'
[21:53] Shadowcaller: "Well, the first camp wishes to sacrifice all humans to the worm, the other wishes to use them for their army."
[21:55] Happy: "What do they fear?"
[21:55] Shadowcaller: "I would personally use fire to kill them, holy fire that is."
[21:55] Shadowcaller: "They fear the worm."
[21:55] Shadowcaller: "They think that it is their god, but it do not care for them, it don't even understand them."
[21:56] Shadowcaller: "They think they are doing what the worm wishes for, but its really their leaders that are controlling them."
[21:56] Shadowcaller: "The worm is just a mindless monster."
[21:56] Shadowcaller: "But it has power, and they need that."
[21:57] Shadowcaller: "If the worm would taste enough human flesh, it would devour them all."
[21:57] Murska: 'We already know that.'
[21:57] Shadowcaller: "Ah, he have talked to you."
[21:57] Happy: "You haven't given us anything helpful yet."
[21:58] Shadowcaller: "I'm giving you information to work on, but lets continue."
[21:58] Shadowcaller: "nature is the strongest weapon you have against the worm and its followers."
[21:59] Shadowcaller: "They are trying to introduce "a new type" of nature."
[21:59] Shadowcaller: "So if you have any neutral magic, use it."
[22:00] Shadowcaller: "They fear that the worm will turn against them, they are weak in mind really."
[22:00] Shadowcaller: "Use illusions of the worm to scare them."
[22:00] Happy: "How do we stop the Bodywalker?"
[22:01] Shadowcaller: "Nature, or perhaps holy fire."
[22:01] Shadowcaller: "A lot of it."
[22:02] Shadowcaller: "Its slow, so I think you can outrun it."
[22:02] Shadowcaller: "The ents should be attacked by fire too."
[22:02] Murska: 'What would be the best way to sneak past them to assassinate the druids?'
[22:03] Shadowcaller: "They are spread into two groups, as well as a few scouts."
[22:04] Shadowcaller: "The first group is animating undead at that village, the second one is still tryig to "regain the favor of the worm" by sacrificing villagers to it."
[22:04] Shadowcaller: "All of female gander I might add."
[22:04] Shadowcaller: *gender
[22:04] Shadowcaller: "You "defiled" their altar."
[22:06] Happy: "Why do they want Aegnor?"
[22:06] Murska: 'They think they can use me to go after the elves on the higher plane, I think.'
[22:07] Shadowcaller: "Hehe, too bad I told them that."
[22:07] Murska: 'Still took them a lot of experimenting.'
[22:08] Shadowcaller: "Oh yes, now they only need some blood, or rather a whole lot of it."
[22:08] Shadowcaller: "The elf gate is to the north, they have some guards around it."
[22:09] Happy: "So if they get Aegnor's blood, they can reach the elves?"
[22:09] Shadowcaller: "In theory, yes."
[22:10] Shadowcaller: "I would also wish to reach the elves someday… too bad they no longer call upon me."
[22:11] Shadowcaller: "Anyhow, anything else you wish to know?"
[22:14] Murska: 'What would be the best note to add even more tension to the bassline in Another One Bites The Dust as the solo is starting?
[22:14] Murska: (:P)
[22:15] Shadowcaller: "Is that… a question?"
[22:15] Murska: 'Yup.'
[22:15] Murska: 'Been wondering for a while.'
[22:16] Shadowcaller: "Try ask Zubera, she knows about such things."
[22:16] Shadowcaller: "If you can survive a meeting with her…"
[22:16] Shadowcaller: "Any real questions?"
[22:16] Murska: 'I suppose I can't think of much more then.'
[22:17] Shadowcaller: "Perfect, then the deal is done."
[22:17] Shadowcaller: "Farwell, it have been a pleasure."
[22:17] Shadowcaller: *gone*
[22:18] Shadowcaller: "…so what are we going to do know?"
[22:20] Shadowcaller: (next session might or might not be extremly epic:P)
[22:20] Happy: Happy looks emotionally shattered.
[22:20] Murska: Aegnor walks to Happy but doesn't really know what to do.
[22:21] Shadowcaller: (still hugging happy)
[22:22] Happy: *pulls away from Cessie and looks at Aegnor* "I remember. Not everything. But… yeah. I remember."
[22:22] Murska: 'Oh…'
[22:23] Shadowcaller: "Is there… anything I can do?"
[22:24] Happy: "Yeah. Help me kill druids."
[22:24] Shadowcaller: Smiles weakly "I can do that."
[22:26] Murska: 'We will.'
[22:28] Happy: (stop here?)
[22:28] Murska: (K)
[22:28] Shadowcaller: (sure)
[22:28] Murska: er
[22:28] Murska: (k )
[22:28] Shadowcaller: Haha
[22:28] Murska: (darn MSN)
[22:28] Shadowcaller: Epic end:P
[22:29] Shadowcaller: So any comments+
[22:29] Shadowcaller: *?
[22:29] Shadowcaller: A lot of NPC conversation in that one…
[22:29] Murska: yay for fun RPing for once. :)
[22:29] Shadowcaller: We made a lot of backstory atleast
[22:29] Shadowcaller: Or you did
[22:30] Murska: had that all planned out tho
[22:30] Murska: prolly the only thing that was
[22:30] Shadowcaller: Hehe
[22:31] Shadowcaller: I like happys story
[22:31] Shadowcaller: Its still vague enough:P
[22:31] Happy: it's clear in my head. But she still only has parts of her memories
[22:31] Happy: unfortunately for her, the most painful stuff, that she was trying *not* to remember
[22:32] Shadowcaller: Oh:S
[22:32] Shadowcaller: Well, we all got painful things, darn heroic stories
[22:32] Happy: yeah
[22:32] Shadowcaller: Why can't everyone just be ahppy?

[22:32] Shadowcaller: *happy
[22:32] Happy: because happy people are boring to read about
[22:33] Shadowcaller: I guess
[22:33] Murska: Nobody had any trouble with me playing Soldat while RPing?
[22:33] Shadowcaller: Eh, it worked out
[22:33] Shadowcaller: I always try to concentrate to 100 % thought^^
[22:33] Murska: I try to concentrate at around 42%
[22:33] Shadowcaller: ANything I need to improve?
[22:33] Murska: best results happen
[22:33] Shadowcaller: :P
[22:35] Shadowcaller: Anything I need to change? Anything you wish would happedn?
[22:35] Shadowcaller: *happend
[22:35] Murska: still waiting for my laser jetpack guitar
[22:36] Shadowcaller: Not that again…
[22:36] Shadowcaller: I have no idea how that could turn up:P
[22:36] Happy: i really liked it. Helias was creepier than Ai though
[22:37] Shadowcaller: He was? Why?
[22:37] Shadowcaller: I was more creeped out by Ai really
[22:37] Happy: the gloating about knowing Cessie's secrets
[22:38] Shadowcaller: And now he is going to gloat about knowing yours too…
[22:38] Shadowcaller: *shakes fist at own figment of imagination*
[22:39] Happy: yeah, but it isn't as painful to Happy that he knows.
[22:39] Happy: she isn't as reserved as Cessie
[22:39] Shadowcaller: Do you think Kuori fitted your personality?
[22:39] Murska: cya
[22:39] Shadowcaller: Bye
[22:39] Happy: bai
[22:40] *** Aegnor has left the conversation.
Session Close (Group Conversation 14992): Sun Mar 15 22:40:02 2009

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