Mar 20

Session Start (moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit#moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit:Group Conversation 27937): Fri Mar 20 20:24:30 2009
[20:24] Murska: What 'bout some IF?
[20:24] Shadowcaller: Hello
[20:24] Shadowcaller: Start ahead
[20:25] Murska: Where were we…
[20:25] Shadowcaller: In the middle of the forest
[20:25] Shadowcaller: Approaching the altar/temple
[20:25] Happy: yes
[20:26] Shadowcaller: There are druids there, sacrificing woman to the worm
[20:27] Happy: or so you've been told
[20:27] Shadowcaller: Indeed
[20:27] Shadowcaller: He is the god of lies after all:P
[20:29] Happy: so what are you guys doing?
[20:29] Shadowcaller: Moving silently thought the forest
[20:29] Murska: (I need a bit of… something… to get started.)
[20:30] Happy: the forest grows darker as the sun approaches the horizon. You've left the dead body of the druid and eight zombies behind you, and are following his trail, though not directly
[20:32] Shadowcaller: * carefully watches her steps for more of those shadow spider creatures*
[20:32] Murska: yeah, exactly what we were doing.
[20:33] Happy: taking any special precautions?
[20:33] Shadowcaller: (not speaking for example)
[20:33] Shadowcaller: *uses shadows to hide the group I guess*
[20:34] Shadowcaller: *feels the tension in the air*
[20:36] Happy: you are moving along silently when you hear a scream in the distance
[20:36] Shadowcaller: *stops trying to figure out what direction the scream came from*
[20:37] Shadowcaller: *whispers* "Where did that come from?"
[20:37] Happy: seems to be coming from the direction you are going
[20:37] Shadowcaller: *whispers* "Well, I guess this is it.."
[20:38] Murska: Aegnor slows down his pace to be even more sneaky.
[20:38] Shadowcaller: *tries to mimic Aegnor*
[20:40] Shadowcaller: *whispers* "Dear gods, what are we going to face there?…"
[20:40] Happy: as you keep moving, eventually you can see torchlight flickering ahead
[20:41] Shadowcaller: (the description of the temple last time you were there)
[20:41] Shadowcaller: “There are strange, hideous murals on the walls, and the air is dank and stale with the smell of death.
Of the furbishing, all had long decayed into dust save the huge black altar at the far end of the room. Once there had been stairs leading to a higher level, but they were gone now, rotted into nothingness.

[20:42] Shadowcaller: *stops trying to get a better view of things*
[20:42] Shadowcaller: (thats the inside of the temple that is)
[20:42] Murska: Tries to silently see where the light is coming from.
[20:44] Happy: it seems to be several torches, fixed in place
[20:44] Shadowcaller: *attempts to lower the light in the torches*
[20:45] Happy: (extinguish completely?)
[20:45] Shadowcaller: (I'm not extinguishing them, just removing the light they spread.)
[20:46] Shadowcaller: (or something like that)
[20:46] Happy: (okay)
[20:46] Happy: the light goes down
[20:47] Happy: you hear another scream
[20:47] Shadowcaller: *whsiper* "So… should we go in?"
[20:47] Shadowcaller: "*shudders at the scream*
[20:47] Happy: Happy: "Yes! That's why we're here."
[20:47] Murska: *whisper* 'Yep.'
[20:47] Shadowcaller: "…you go first."
[20:48] Happy: Happy: "What about the silence potion?"
[20:48] Murska: Aegnor wields his longbow.
[20:49] Shadowcaller: "Hm, who will drink it first?"
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "i'm not really comfortable drinking magic things."
[20:50] Shadowcaller: "But I guess I have to now."
[20:50] Happy: Happy takes the potion and drinks a sip of it.
[20:50] Happy: She takes a few steps, and they are soundless
[20:51] Murska: Aegnor mimics the above.
[20:51] Shadowcaller: Takes a small sip
[20:51] Happy: Ai takes a sip as well
[20:52] Murska: Aegnor sneaks closer to the temple.
[20:52] Shadowcaller: *is a few steps behind him*
[20:53] Happy: As you approach the temple, you can see the dimmed torches in a semicircle around the entrance, with two druids and numerous zombies standing guard.
[20:54] Murska: *very quiet whisper* Two druids.
[20:55] *** Shadowcaller has left the conversation.
Session Close (Group Conversation 27937): Fri Mar 20 20:55:19 2009

Session Start (moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit#moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit:Group Conversation 1803): Fri Mar 20 20:56:53 2009
[20:56] Shadowcaller: I did drop
[20:57] Murska: good
[20:57] Murska: new chat
[20:57] Happy: [20:54] Murska: *very quiet whisper* Two druids.
[20:55] * Shadowcaller has left the conversation.
[20:55] Happy: Happy: "Should we kill them, or try to sneak past?"
[20:55] Murska: *whisper* 'We're here to kill them.'
[20:55] Murska: (er. I saw SC drop. -.-')
[20:57] Shadowcaller: "I would prefere to do this with stealth, but our goal here is to kill all the druids…"
[20:58] Murska: *slowly creeps a bit closer to them*
[20:58] Happy: "Stealth means no fireballs then." Happy says. "I'll take the one on the right, and Aegnor, you take the one on the left."
[20:59] Murska: 'k'
[20:59] Happy: Happy sneaks off into the darkness
[21:00] Shadowcaller: *cessie remains at her position*
[21:00] Murska: Aegnor attempts to get as close as he can without being spotted and then readies an arrow.
[21:01] Happy: You are just outside the circle of the torchlight. There's another scream from inside the temple, and you can hear voices chanting.
[21:02] Murska: Aegnor takes aim at the left druid, aiming for a fast kill.
[21:04] Happy: The druid is suddenly startled when his companion thumps to the ground.
[21:04] Murska: shoot
[21:05] Shadowcaller: *Remains in her position, trusting the others to do something against the last druid*
[21:05] Happy: The arrow goes through the druid's throat. He claws at it for a moment, then falls to the ground.
[21:05] Murska: another arrow ready
[21:06] Happy: Some of the zombies fall still, but not all of them.
[21:07] Murska: any live druids visible?
[21:07] Happy: no
[21:07] Murska: Well, Aegnor keeps the arrow ready but doesn't do anything just yet.
[21:08] Happy: After a moment, Happy rejoins you. "I don't see any more of them."
[21:08] Murska: 'Yeah, me neither. Now to get inside…'
[21:08] Shadowcaller: *Cessie still stands with Ai, unsure what to do*
[21:10] Happy: "Cessie, can you shadow all of us? Then we try and run for the door without drawing the zombies notice?"
[21:11] Shadowcaller: "I don't know… they will still see the shadows themselves."
[21:12] Happy: "If there's another druid watching them, they already know we're coming. We need to move quick."
[21:13] Murska: 'Maybe they'll come outside, though… We don't want to bump into them in a position where we cannot escape.'
[21:13] Shadowcaller: "Its up to you… its too much light here."
[21:13] Happy: Happy: "Then you want to wait?"
[21:14] Happy: (btw: temple map, since you've already been inside it: (Link: http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq40/happyturtle-avs/IF/temple-ground.png)http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq40/happyturtle-avs/IF/temple-ground.png )
[21:15] Murska: (Cathedral. :P)
[21:16] Shadowcaller: "Well… they will notice those dead sooner or later."
[21:16] Shadowcaller: *bodies
[21:16] Happy: (the druids were heavily inspired by medieval christian architecture :P)
[21:17] Shadowcaller: (well, its goes well with the description I guess.)
[21:18] Shadowcaller: (just a small detail, but we can ignore that.)
[21:18] Shadowcaller: "So, I guess we have to go inside."
[21:18] Shadowcaller: "We need the moment of suprise."
[21:19] Happy: (the steps in the front are ruined, as per description. the ones further in aren't, but you didn't see them before)
[21:20] Shadowcaller: (that was not the detail I were thinking of but lets continue.)
[21:20] Happy: Happy and Ai wait for you two to decide whether the party is waiting outside or going in)
[21:21] Shadowcaller: "So, shall we Aegnor?"
[21:21] Murska: 'Indeed we shall, my lady.'
[21:21] Murska: Aegnor gets to it.
[21:22] Shadowcaller: *hides herself and Aegnor with shadows*
[21:22] Shadowcaller: And then follows
[21:23] Happy: (are you hiding Happy and Ai too?)
[21:23] Shadowcaller: (can't)
[21:23] Shadowcaller: (need to be near them)
[21:24] Shadowcaller: (do we manage to sneak by the zombies?)
[21:25] Shadowcaller: (oh another question, near the temple the zombies were working without a druid nearby, was this only the plant zombies then?)
[21:25] Happy: (human zombies)
[21:26] Shadowcaller: (well, the ones we were attacked by first time we was here was plant zombies, maybe those are under direct contol of the worm?)
[21:26] Shadowcaller: *control
[21:26] Happy: (possible. but you don't have any way of knowing yet.)
[21:27] Shadowcaller: (Just a theory >.>)
[21:27] Murska: ('Plan to not emulate Murska's gender failing!' O_O)
[21:28] Happy: Cessie and Aegnor manage to evade the zombies.
[21:28] Happy: Happy draws their notice though. They start to shamble towards her.
[21:28] Shadowcaller: Crap
[21:29] Murska: Aegnor slips into the temple
[21:29] Shadowcaller: *looks behind before she also slips into the temple*
[21:29] Shadowcaller: *whsipers* "They have discovered us…"
[21:30] Murska: *whispers* 'No, we have dihcovered them.' (typo intended)
[21:31] Shadowcaller: (what do we see inside the temple?)
[21:32] Happy: The temple is lit with torches. There are six druids standing around the altar and chanting. More zombies inside, just the human type.
[21:32] Murska: how many zombies?
[21:32] Shadowcaller: (Is Seso anywhere near?)
[21:32] Shadowcaller: (not that Cessie would recognize him)
[21:33] Happy: Yes, he is one of the six.
[21:34] Happy: There are maybe thirty or so zombies milling about in the lower part of the temple
[21:34] Happy: some more in the area behind the altar
[21:34] Shadowcaller: (human bodies anywhere?)
[21:34] Murska: *whisper* 'thih callh for homething different… How 'hould we get rid of them…'
[21:35] Happy: The steps to either side of the entrance lead upwards, but are mostly decayed into rubble.
[21:35] Shadowcaller: *whsipers* "WHy are you talking like that?"
[21:35] *
Shadowcaller has left the conversation.
Session Close (Group Conversation): Fri Mar 20 21:35:46 2009

Session Start (moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit#moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit:Group Conversation 8474): Fri Mar 20 21:36:13 2009
[21:36] Murska: 'the letter I'm not uhing ih the one moht audible from a whihper.'
[21:36] Shadowcaller: *Whsipers* "Um.. okay, what should we do now?"
[21:37] Happy: There are no dead bodies. As you watch, the chanting stops, and a dark shadow arises from the altar. There is a scream. You can't really see because of the druids around it, but there's clearly a person on the altar.
[21:38] Shadowcaller: *watches intenstly*
[21:39] Murska: *Readies an arrow.*
[21:39] Happy: The druids all take a step backward, in unison, and you can see the sacrificial victim being consumed by the shadow.
[21:40] Shadowcaller: *looks in strange fasination of whats going on*
[21:41] Happy: The voices in Aegnor's head disappear completely while this is happening.
[21:41] Shadowcaller: (Aegnor had voices inside his head?)
[21:41] Happy: (from the ring)
[21:41] Murska: (yup)
[21:41] Shadowcaller: (oh right)
[21:42] Murska: Aegnor takes cover behind the pillars and silently moves to the second pillar from the door, right side.
[21:42] Happy: Happy and Ai join you. Happy has a couple of scratches. Ai is unharmed, but looks sick.
[21:42] Shadowcaller: *stands in corner with shadows around here*
[21:42] Shadowcaller: *covers them in shadows too*
[21:43] Shadowcaller: (um, you killed all zombies without making a sound?)
[21:43] Murska: (potion of silence? :P)
[21:43] Shadowcaller: (well, the zombies have to make a sound right?)
[21:43] Happy: (you couldn't hear it over the temple noises)
[21:43] Shadowcaller: (okay)
[21:43] Murska: What do the druids do?
[21:45] Happy: two of them step away from the altar and go through the passageway to the left. Seos is one of the ones who left. The other four are waiting.
[21:46] Murska: Aegnor gets ready with his bow.
[21:46] Happy: Happy draws her sword. Ai is weaponless, but looks determined and ready.
[21:47] Shadowcaller: *readies fireball*
[21:47] Shadowcaller: (we should ahve a equipment list)
[21:47] Shadowcaller: *have
[21:47] Happy: (someon make one on the wiki?)
[21:47] Murska: (I have article ideas but I never make them. Curses @ laziness)
[21:48] Happy: Happy is poised to charge in.
[21:50] Happy: Ai: "Why are we waiting?"
[21:51] Murska: (no idea. For someone to make the first move? :P)
[21:51] Happy: (that's the PC's job :P)
[21:52] Murska: Well fine. Aegnor takes careful aim at one of the druids(not Seos tho) and without hesitation lets the arrow fly.
[21:52] Shadowcaller: (for example, Iwi is with you)
[21:52] Shadowcaller: (And those artifacts…)
[21:52] Happy: (i have too many npcs to keep up with…)
[21:52] Murska: (time to kill some off? :P)
[21:53] Murska: (or knock unconscious. :P)
[21:53] Happy: (Seos is one of the two who went out the passage)
[21:53] Happy: (Iwi is hiding in Happy's pack.)
[21:53] Murska: (ah right)
[21:53] Murska: (I read the earlier as 'Seos is one of those who are left' or somesuch)
[21:54] Happy: (stupid multiple definitions for the same word)
[21:55] *** Shadowcaller has left the conversation.
Session Close (Group Conversation 8474): Fri Mar 20 21:56:01 2009

Session Start (moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit#moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit:Group Conversation 22729): Fri Mar 20 21:58:12 2009
[21:58] Happy: new chat then
[21:58] Shadowcaller: Indeed
[21:58] Shadowcaller: Fixed the connection now thought
[21:59] Happy: The arrow hits one of the druids, who yells in pain, and starts shifting. The zombies all turn to face you and start shambling in your direction. Happy charges into the middle of the room and seven zombies nearest her fall lifeless as she uses her holy energy attack. Most of the zombies turn to face her.
[22:00] Murska: Aegnor shoots again.
[22:00] Shadowcaller: *fireballs all*
[22:00] Murska: He'll keep shooting arrows to distrupt and hopefully kill druids, but if an enemy approaches too close, he'll throw a couple of daggers and pull out an axe.
[22:01] Shadowcaller: *druids >.>
[22:02] Happy: (you're fireballing the druids then?)
[22:02] Shadowcaller: (of course)
[22:02] Shadowcaller: (unless I have a death wish)
[22:03] Happy: (Okay, i thought it was the zombies)
[22:06] Happy: The fireball explodes over the altar, and three of the four druids are caught in it. Two of the three burn and scream, while the third extinguishes almost at once and begins shapeshifting. Druid four seems to have vanished from sight, though whether he's gone invisible or has just ducked into the shadows is hard to say.
[22:07] Shadowcaller: *attempts to use wand*
[22:09] Happy: Cessie suddenly finds herself able to fly.
[22:09] Shadowcaller: "Thats useful…"
[22:10] Happy: It's worth noting at this point that the main chamber is surrounded by a balcony.
[22:10] Murska: *shoots @ shapeshifting druid*
[22:11] Shadowcaller: (I'm floating in the air I guess?)
[22:12] Happy: Happy continues drawing the attention of most the zombies, now attacking them with her sword as she has no more magic left. You don't see Ai.
[22:12] Happy: The arrow hits the shapeshifting druid, but doesn't seem to hurt him. He's turning into a large bear and running down the room towards Aegnor.
[22:13] Happy: About five of the zombies are turning away from Happy and moving your way as well.
[22:13] *** Aegnor has left the conversation.
Session Close (Group Conversation 22729): Fri Mar 20 22:13:31 2009

Session Start (moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit#moc.evil|eltrutyppah-anit:Group Conversation 14841): Fri Mar 20 22:13:49 2009
[22:13] Happy: Oh shi…' Aegnor jumps behind the pillar and draws his axe
[22:14] Shadowcaller: (is a bit shicked about the effect of the spell)
[22:14] Happy: (since that for some reason appeared in a chat of its own)
[22:14] Murska: (something offlined me for a second)
[22:15] Murska: /Again a freaking bear!/
[22:15] Happy: Cessie suddenly feels a blast of icy cold air, cold enough to hurt.
[22:16] Shadowcaller: "Ugh!"
[22:16] Shadowcaller: *falls down*
[22:17] Happy: Cessie falls out of the air, landing on a dead zombie.
[22:17] Happy: Living zombies see her and lurch in her direction.
[22:18] Shadowcaller: (living?^^)
[22:18] Shadowcaller: (dose the cold still hurt me?)
[22:18] Happy: The bear is running towards Aegnor, very fast despite it's lumbering gait.
[22:18] Happy: Cessie was injured by the cold, but it's no longer hurting her.
[22:19] Shadowcaller: *sits up, looks around*
[22:19] Happy: Three zombies headed for Cessie. One bear plus five zombies headed for Aegnor.
[22:19] Shadowcaller: (happy and Ai?)
[22:20] Murska: Aegnor will attempt to keep the pillar between him and the bear, while axing at it if it gets too close.
[22:20] Happy: Happy is fighting a swarm of zombies. Ai is nowhere to be seen.
[22:20] Murska: (and he'll also be making food for himself)
[22:21] Shadowcaller: *gets up and runs toward happy
[22:21] Happy: The bear sends the zombies around one direction and it goes around the other.
[22:22] Happy: (there are lots of zombies between Cessie and Happy)
[22:22] Shadowcaller: *tries to aim fireball at the largest horde of zombies without damaging any allies*
[22:23] Murska: Aegnor retreats from the pillar, crosses the floor to the other side and uses the other pillar for cover instead.
[22:23] Shadowcaller: *while backing away from the zombies shambeling toward her*
[22:24] Happy: Zombies burst into flames and shamble about a bit before the fire destroys enough of their mobility to stop them.
[22:24] Happy: The bear keeps up with Aegnor, but the zombies fall behind.
[22:25] Murska: Aegnor, while retreating towards the pillar, suddenly changes direction, turning around and leaping towards the bear, aiming a strong axe blow at it's head.
[22:25] Happy: Cessie suddenly hears a voice in her head. /Get down!/
[22:25] Shadowcaller: *gets down*
[22:26] Happy: Cessie feels an arcane ripple over her, that would have hit where she was just standing.
[22:27] Shadowcaller: *try to make sense of the situation*
[22:27] Shadowcaller: *tires
[22:28] Happy: The bear dodges just in time to avoid being hit in the head. The blow falls across its shoulder, wounding it deeply, and causing it to roar in pain. It rises on its haunches and swipes a massive paw at Agnor.
[22:29] Murska: Aegnor jumps backwards
[22:30] Happy: In Cessie's head: /One of the druids is hiding behind the altar, casting spells at you./
[22:30] Shadowcaller: *uses shadow on herself*
[22:30] Shadowcaller: *flies up toward the altar*
[22:31] Happy: Cessie can see the druid ducked down behind the altar. He seems to be looking the wrong way to notice her.
[22:32] Happy: The bear misses Aegnor, but lunges forward again, as the five zombies catch up to him and try to tear at him from behind.
[22:32] Shadowcaller: *uses wand aimed at him*
[22:33] Murska: (this the druid I wounded?)
[22:33] Murska: Aegnor rolls a bit farther before jumping back to his feet.
[22:33] Happy: (he's wounded, yes)
[22:33] Shadowcaller: (no the druid hiding behind the altar)
[22:34] Shadowcaller: (and my cat just bit me >.>)
[22:34] Murska: (the druid behind the altar = the one I hit with an arrow, was what I meant to ask?)
[22:34] Shadowcaller: 8oh)
[22:34] Shadowcaller: *(
[22:35] Happy: (no, the one that got hit with the arrow died in the fireball)
[22:36] Happy: The druid behind the altar is frozen in place.
[22:36] Shadowcaller: *flies toward Murska and the bear druid*
[22:37] Shadowcaller: (I could get used to this flight spell)
[22:37] Murska: (How do my enemies form up? They should all be in front of me now)
[22:37] Happy: In Cessie's head: /The other two druids are just coming up the steps with another prisoner./
[22:37] Murska: (Oh, and how is Happy doing?)
[22:38] Shadowcaller: *flies behind a pillar, tires to hide*
[22:38] Happy: Happy seems to be dismembering zombies rather efficiently.
[22:38] Happy: She's trying to make her way to the bear
[22:39] Happy: The bear is in front of Aegnor, the five zombies to one side.
[22:39] Murska: Aegnor attempts to keep moving sideways as to get into a position where the zombies would be behind the bear. Meanwhile, he will try to dodge or block the bear's attacks and concentrate his own on the bear's weakened side.
[22:41] Shadowcaller: (whats around me right now?)
[22:42] Happy: (how close did you get to Aegnor before hiding?)
[22:42] Shadowcaller: (I don't know)
[22:45] Happy: Aegnor is able to lead the bear away from it's slower zombie cohorts. The bear manages to rake Aegnor heavily from left shoulder to right hip. If he hadn't had armour on, it would have probably killed him. Fortunately the armour sustained most of the damage, though Aegnor is still wounded by it. He gets another blow on the bear, and Happy finally makes it through and charges the bear as well, driving her sword into its flank.
[22:46] Happy: Cessie is at a relatively quiet place in the room, with zombie parts lying around her.
[22:46] Murska: As Happy's blow distracts it, Aegnor buries his axe into the bear's head, let's go of it and throws some daggers at it's face for good measure
[22:46] Murska: Then he leaps back again, pulling out a sword.
[22:47] Happy: Bear goes down.
[22:48] Happy: Oh, at some point during the battle, Aegnor started hearing the voices again, though he might not have noticed it.
[22:48] Shadowcaller: (what about those coming up the stairs?)
[22:48] Happy: (is Cessie looking that way?)
[22:49] Shadowcaller: (she takes a quick look yes.)
[22:50] Happy: She doesn't see anyone.
[22:51] Shadowcaller: (do I hear anyone?)
[22:51] Happy: (not over the fighting)
[22:51] Shadowcaller: (no druids alive right?)
[22:52] Happy: (the one behind the altar is paralyzed, not dead)
[22:52] Shadowcaller: (well, he is still out of the battle)
[22:52] Happy: Happy is finishing off the last of the zombies.
[22:52] Murska: Aegnor'll help with that.
[22:53] Happy: The zombies are finished off. Happy rushes over and heals Aegnor.
[22:54] Murska: 'I'm fine… is everyone else? I saw Cessie fall from… uh, she seems to be able to fly now. And I didn't see you much for the zombies.'
[22:55] Shadowcaller: *looks after the others*
[22:56] Happy: "I'm not hurt," Happy says. She's covered with various wounds, but none seem to hinder her much.
[22:58] Happy: Ai steps out of the shadows. "The other two druids ran back down the steps. I could feel their desire to flee when they saw what you had done."
[22:58] Murska: 'We have to catch them.'
[23:01] Shadowcaller: "Lets go, I think i'm out of fireballs."
[23:01] Happy: "Right," Happy says, and heads towards the passage.
[23:01] Shadowcaller: "What should we do with the one hiding behind the alatar?"
[23:01] Murska: Aegnor walks to him and cuts his throat out, then follows Happy.
[23:01] Shadowcaller: "…that was easy I guess."
[23:02] Happy: "You look hurt," Happy says.
[23:02] Shadowcaller: "Its nothing really."
[23:02] Happy: Ai: "One of them… his desires are confused. He serves the worm, but he doesn't. I can't make sense of him."
[23:03] Murska: 'He must be the one which spoke to me in that dream.'
[23:03] Shadowcaller: "He is here?"
[23:04] Shadowcaller: "Looks like we cleared them out of the temple atleast."
[23:04] Happy: The passage and the steps are dark, not lit by torches.
[23:05] Shadowcaller: "I wonder what more this wand can do…"
[23:06] Shadowcaller: (cna it be recharged?)
[23:06] Shadowcaller: *can
[23:06] Happy: (you're going to try and figure that out now? :P)
[23:06] Shadowcaller: (not really…)
[23:06] Happy: (help me lynch trixie in usb? :D)
[23:07] Happy: Ai takes one of the torches from the main room so you don't trip down the steps in the dark.
[23:08] Shadowcaller: *is flying just above the ground*
[23:09] Happy: You hear sounds coming from the main room.
[23:09] Happy: as you start to go down the steps

[23:14] Shadowcaller: *flies down the stairs, behind the rest of the group*
[23:16] Happy: When you get to the bottom of the stairs, there is a corridor lined with doors.
[23:16] Happy: (How long do you guys have? it's pretty late for you, isn't it?)
[23:16] Murska: (weekend)
[23:16] Shadowcaller: (did they rebuild the temple or something? o.O)
[23:16] Shadowcaller: (indeed, weekend)
[23:17] Happy: The basement level seems to be intact.
[23:17] Murska: Aegnor opens the nearest door.
[23:18] Shadowcaller: "There was a basement?"
[23:18] Happy: Inside is a woman, who shrinks back in terror.
[23:19] Murska: 'We're not here to hurt you.'
[23:20] Shadowcaller: "SHe must have suffered terrible to the hands of those monsters…"
[23:20] Happy: "Who… who are you?"
[23:20] Murska: 'We're a group of people here to stop the druids.'
[23:21] Happy: "Oh thank the gods… but they've killed so many."
[23:22] Shadowcaller: *is quiet*
[23:24] Shadowcaller: Can.. can you heal her happy?"
[23:24] Shadowcaller: Maybe Ai can heal her mentally?…
[23:25] Happy: Happy is moving down the hall, opening doors, and releasing prisoners.
[23:26] Murska: 'We're going to root out the last druids from here first. You should stay here until we're done.'
[23:26] Murska: With these words, Aegnor leaves the room and walks after Happy, trying to find the druids or some marks of their presence.
[23:28] Shadowcaller: *sniffs*
[23:30] Happy: Ai manages to calm the freed prisoners, and with a little mental prodding to one of them, a stern grandmotherly type takes charge of them.
[23:30] Happy: (all the prisoners are female, of various ages)
[23:31] Happy: Ai: "I lost track of them among the other minds."
[23:31] Happy: You notice that your silence spell has worn off, btw.
[23:33] Shadowcaller: "Looks like they got away…"
[23:33] Murska: 'But from where… I haven't found another exit yet.'
[23:35] Happy: Happy: "We're underground. Unless they had some sort of tunnel, they must be down here somewhere."
[23:36] Shadowcaller: "That makes it easier."
[23:37] Happy: You get to the end of the line of cells, and there's a crossroads, the corridor going forward as well as to the right and left
[23:37] Shadowcaller: "I cna guard this exit."
[23:37] Shadowcaller: *can
[23:38] Shadowcaller: "Aegnor, what are you going to do?"
[23:38] Murska: 'I'm going to be searching.'
[23:39] Shadowcaller: "Good luck I guess then, try to avoid going alone…"
[23:39] Murska: Aegnor decides to take the corridor forward.
[23:40] Shadowcaller: "Be careful Aegnor."
[23:40] Happy: Ai walks ahead of the group.
[23:40] Shadowcaller: "And… the rest of you."
[23:43] Happy: Ai leads the party down the corridor, until you reach a cross roads: forward, left, and right
[23:43] Shadowcaller: (I'm guarding the door)
[23:44] Happy: Cessie remains behind at the first crossroads
[23:45] Murska: forward
[23:45] Shadowcaller: *listen/check for anything*
[23:45] Murska: 'This place is pretty big.'
[23:46] Happy: You go forward until you reach what was another flight of steps going up. But it has collapsed into rubble.
[23:49] Happy: If Aegnor has any kind of direction sense, he'll realize that you've crossed the width of the cathedral, and that these steps would once have led up to the passage that led to the right from the altar.
[23:49] Murska: 'No getting out this way then.'
[23:50] Murska: 'Let's go check the other corridors.'
[23:51] Happy: Ai is already walking back to the crossroads. He heads towards what would be the back of the cathedral. "I think… I'm not sure," he says quietly.
[23:52] Murska: Aegnor follows Ai.
[23:54] Happy: There are more doors on either side, but Ai walks past them until he gets to a door at the end of the corridor. He steps back from it and gestures for Aegnor or Happy to lead the way.

[23:58] Happy: *pokes Mursk*
[23:59] Murska: Aegnor kicks the door in if it looks in-kickable, if not he doesn't even try and just opens it.
[00:01] Happy: The door is kicked in. On the inside, one of the druids is lying in a pool of blood.
[00:01] Happy: "I told you not to come," a voice says from the darkness.
[00:01] Murska: 'Yeah, you did. I didn't really care.'
[00:02] Happy: "How do you expect to get out of here alive? The worm grew very angry when the feeding stopped."
[00:03] Murska: 'I was thinking of walking, you see, the way I came.'
[00:05] Happy: "Running, perhaps. Walking will do you no good. The way you came is now full of dark zombies."
[00:06] Murska: 'Or we could fly. It's not really that important.'
[00:06] Shadowcaller: (I don't think I can carry you^^)
[00:06] Murska: (Bluffing. :P)
[00:06] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, but still.)
[00:07] Shadowcaller: (Flying don't seems like a good bluff)
[00:07] Happy: "Show yourself," Happy snaps.
[00:11] Happy: A man in druid robes steps out into the torchlight.
[00:11] Happy: Ai: "That's only an illusion. Show your true self."
[00:11] Happy: Seos: "So you can kill me?"
[00:13] Happy: The voice seems to be coming from the illusory Seos.
[00:13] Murska: 'And what are you going to do then? Stay there? It's not like we're leaving.'
[00:15] Happy: Seos: "Either you can give me assurance that you won't kill me, or I can fireball the entire room and we all die."
[00:17] Murska: 'Of course, I could just tell my companions to not enter the room. If you fireball the room, the threat to the elves is over, not to mention that everyone I care about survives.'
[00:17] Happy: (Happy's already in the room)
[00:18] Murska: (oh. :P)
[00:18] Murska: (Well, Aegnor will motion her to stay back, I guess.)
[00:19] Murska: 'but then, since you do not serve the Worm, or so you claim, there's no reason to kill you.'
[00:19] Happy: Happy doesn't go anywhere.
[00:19] Happy: The illusion disappears.
[00:20] Happy: Seos comes out of the shadows.
[00:21] Happy: "You'll need my help to escape this place anyway."
[00:22] Murska: 'So, how exactly do you intend to escape?'
[00:23] Happy: "Feed the worm. When it's feeding, it is focused completely. You can walk right past the dark zombies."
[00:23] Murska: 'No. Other ideas?'
[00:24] Happy: Seos sighs. "You're a fool. What are these humans to you. Their lives are so short anyway, it hardly matters."
[00:25] Murska: 'Why should I put myself before someone else?'
[00:27] Happy: "Would you put your life ahead of that of a sheep or a rabbit?" *scornful tone*
[00:27] Murska: 'Probably not. Why?'
[00:29] Happy: "Humans are lower lifeforms, only different from livestock in that they are far more destructive."
[00:30] Murska: 'We disagree on that point.'
[00:30] *** Shadowcaller has left the conversation.
Session Close (Group Conversation 14841): Sat Mar 21 00:30:31 2009

[23:18] Shadowcaller: There is a door, looks like its like the rest od

the temple is made of ebony
[23:19] Shadowcaller: Well mechants have gathered once again, some of

them seems to be ready to leave right now thought
[23:19] Murska: How do they react to me passing through?
[23:19] MrEdwardNigma: open door
[23:19] Shadowcaller: They just glances at you
[23:19] Murska: I wave at them and continue.
[23:20] Shadowcaller: *description of the temple*
[23:20] Murska: Then look a bit disgusted as I see the corpses from

the battle.
[23:20] Shadowcaller: The darkness seems to prevail everywhere in the

temple, in spite of the burning sun outside.
The few windows are stained by a deep purple hue through which little

light could pass. The rest is stone, a grim ebony stone carved

centuries ago.

[23:20] Shadowcaller: There are strange, hideous murals on the walls,

and the air is dank and stale with the smell of death. Of the

furbishing, all had long decayed into dust save the huge black altar

at the far end of the room. Once there had been stairs leading to a

higher level, but they are gone now, rotted into nothingness.

&&&&&&&

[21:58] Happy: hmmm
[21:58] *** moc.liamtoh|iretnas_omis#moc.liamtoh|iretnas_omis (Aegnor) has joined the

conversation.
[21:58] Happy: new chat then
[21:58] Shadowcaller: Indeed
[21:58] Shadowcaller: Fixed the connection now thought
[21:59] Happy: The arrow hits one of the druids, who yells in pain,

and starts shifting. The zombies all turn to face you and start

shambling in your direction. Happy charges into the middle of the

room and seven zombies nearest her fall lifeless as she uses her holy

energy attack. Most of the zombies turn to face her.
[22:00] Murska: Aegnor shoots again.
[22:00] Shadowcaller: *fireballs all*
[22:00] Murska: He'll keep shooting arrows to distrupt and hopefully

kill druids, but if an enemy approaches too close, he'll throw a

couple of daggers and pull out an axe.
[22:01] Shadowcaller: *druids >.>
[22:02] Happy: (you're fireballing the druids then?)
[22:02] Shadowcaller: (of course)
[22:02] Shadowcaller: (unless I have a death wish)
[22:03] Happy: (Okay, i thought it was the zombies)
[22:06] Happy: The fireball explodes over the altar, and three of the

four druids are caught in it. Two of the three burn and scream, while

the third extinguishes almost at once and begins shapeshifting. Druid

four seems to have vanished from sight, though whether he's gone

invisible or has just ducked into the shadows is hard to say.
[22:07] Shadowcaller: *attempts to use wand*
[22:09] Happy: Cessie suddenly finds herself able to fly.
[22:09] Shadowcaller: "Thats useful…"
[22:10] Happy: It's worth noting at this point that the main chamber

is surrounded by a balcony.
[22:10] Murska: *shoots @ shapeshifting druid*
[22:11] Shadowcaller: (I'm floating in the air I guess?)
[22:12] Happy: Happy continues drawing the attention of most the

zombies, now attacking them with her sword as she has no more magic

left. You don't see Ai.
[22:12] Happy: The arrow hits the shapeshifting druid, but doesn't

seem to hurt him. He's turning into a large bear and running down the

room towards Aegnor.
[22:13] Happy: About five of the zombies are turning away from Happy

and moving your way as well.
[22:13] * Aegnor has left the conversation.
[22:13] Happy: (Cessie is floating in the air, rather visibly)
[22:13] *
moc.liamtoh|iretnas_omis#moc.liamtoh|iretnas_omis (Aegnor) has joined the

conversation.
[22:13] Happy: Oh shi…' Aegnor jumps behind the pillar and draws his

axe
[22:14] Shadowcaller: (is a bit shicked about the effect of the spell)
[22:14] Happy: (since that for some reason appeared in a chat of its

own)
[22:14] Murska: (something offlined me for a second)
[22:15] Murska: /Again a freaking bear!/
[22:15] Happy: Cessie suddenly feels a blast of icy cold air, cold

enough to hurt.
[22:16] Shadowcaller: "Ugh!"
[22:16] Shadowcaller: *falls down*
[22:17] Happy: Cessie falls out of the air, landing on a dead zombie.
[22:17] Happy: Living zombies see her and lurch in her direction.
[22:18] Shadowcaller: (living?^^)
[22:18] Shadowcaller: (dose the cold still hurt me?)
[22:18] Happy: The bear is running towards Aegnor, very fast despite

it's lumbering gait.
[22:18] Happy: Cessie was injured by the cold, but it's no longer

hurting her.
[22:19] Shadowcaller: *sits up, looks around*
[22:19] Happy: Three zombies headed for Cessie. One bear plus five

zombies headed for Aegnor.
[22:19] Shadowcaller: (happy and Ai?)
[22:20] Murska: Aegnor will attempt to keep the pillar between him and

the bear, while axing at it if it gets too close.
[22:20] Happy: Happy is fighting a swarm of zombies. Ai is nowhere to

be seen.
[22:20] Murska: (and he'll also be making food for himself)
[22:21] Shadowcaller: *gets up and runs toward happy
[22:21] Happy: The bear sends the zombies around one direction and it

goes around the other.
[22:22] Happy: (there are lots of zombies between Cessie and Happy)
[22:22] Shadowcaller: *tries to aim fireball at the largest horde of

zombies without damaging any allies*
[22:23] Murska: Aegnor retreats from the pillar, crosses the floor to

the other side and uses the other pillar for cover instead.
[22:23] Shadowcaller: *while backing away from the zombies shambeling

toward her*
[22:24] Happy: Zombies burst into flames and shamble about a bit

before the fire destroys enough of their mobility to stop them.
[22:24] Happy: The bear keeps up with Aegnor, but the zombies fall

behind.
[22:25] Murska: Aegnor, while retreating towards the pillar, suddenly

changes direction, turning around and leaping towards the bear, aiming

a strong axe blow at it's head.
[22:25] Happy: Cessie suddenly hears a voice in her head. /Get down!/
[22:25] Shadowcaller: *gets down*
[22:26] Happy: Cessie feels an arcane ripple over her, that would have

hit where she was just standing.
[22:27] Shadowcaller: *try to make sense of the situation*
[22:27] Shadowcaller: *tires
[22:28] Happy: The bear dodges just in time to avoid being hit in the

head. The blow falls across its shoulder, wounding it deeply, and

causing it to roar in pain. It rises on its haunches and swipes a

massive paw at Agnor.
[22:29] Murska: Aegnor jumps backwards
[22:30] Happy: In Cessie's head: /One of the druids is hiding behind

the altar, casting spells at you./
[22:30] Shadowcaller: *uses shadow on herself*
[22:30] Shadowcaller: *flies up toward the altar*
[22:31] Happy: Cessie can see the druid ducked down behind the altar.

He seems to be looking the wrong way to notice her.
[22:32] Happy: The bear misses Aegnor, but lunges forward again, as

the five zombies catch up to him and try to tear at him from behind.
[22:32] Shadowcaller: *uses wand aimed at him*
[22:33] Murska: (this the druid I wounded?)
[22:33] Murska: Aegnor rolls a bit farther before jumping back to his

feet.
[22:33] Happy: (he's wounded, yes)
[22:33] Shadowcaller: (no the druid hiding behind the altar)
[22:34] Shadowcaller: (and my cat just bit me >.>)
[22:34] Murska: (the druid behind the altar = the one I hit with an

arrow, was what I meant to ask?)
[22:34] Shadowcaller: 8oh)
[22:34] Shadowcaller: *(
[22:35] Happy: (no, the one that got hit with the arrow died in the

fireball)
[22:36] Happy: The druid behind the altar is frozen in place.
[22:36] Shadowcaller: *flies toward Murska and the bear druid*
[22:37] Shadowcaller: (I could get used to this flight spell)
[22:37] Murska: (How do my enemies form up? They should all be in

front of me now)
[22:37] Happy: In Cessie's head: /The other two druids are just

coming up the steps with another prisoner./
[22:37] Murska: (Oh, and how is Happy doing?)
[22:38] Shadowcaller: *flies behind a pillar, tires to hide*
[22:38] Happy: Happy seems to be dismembering zombies rather

efficiently.
[22:38] Happy: She's trying to make her way to the bear
[22:39] Happy: The bear is in front of Aegnor, the five zombies to one

side.
[22:39] Murska: Aegnor attempts to keep moving sideways as to get into

a position where the zombies would be behind the bear. Meanwhile, he

will try to dodge or block the bear's attacks and concentrate his own

on the bear's weakened side.
[22:41] Shadowcaller: (whats around me right now?)
[22:42] Happy: (how close did you get to Aegnor before hiding?)
[22:42] Shadowcaller: (I don't know)
[22:45] Happy: Aegnor is able to lead the bear away from it's slower

zombie cohorts. The bear manages to rake Aegnor heavily from left

shoulder to right hip. If he hadn't had armour on, it would have

probably killed him. Fortunately the armour sustained most of the

damage, though Aegnor is still wounded by it. He gets another blow on

the bear, and Happy finally makes it through and charges the bear as

well, driving her sword into its flank.
[22:46] Happy: Cessie is at a relatively quiet place in the room, with

zombie parts lying around her.
[22:46] Murska: As Happy's blow distracts it, Aegnor buries his axe

into the bear's head, let's go of it and throws some daggers at it's

face for good measure
[22:46] Murska: Then he leaps back again, pulling out a sword.
[22:47] Happy: Bear goes down.
[22:48] Happy: Oh, at some point during the battle, Aegnor started

hearing the voices again, though he might not have noticed it.
[22:48] Shadowcaller: (what about those coming up the stairs?)
[22:48] Happy: (is Cessie looking that way?)
[22:49] Shadowcaller: (she takes a quick look yes.)
[22:50] Happy: She doesn't see anyone.
[22:51] Shadowcaller: (do I hear anyone?)
[22:51] Happy: (not over the fighting)
[22:51] Shadowcaller: (no druids alive right?)
[22:52] Happy: (the one behind the altar is paralyzed, not dead)
[22:52] Shadowcaller: (well, he is still out of the battle)
[22:52] Happy: Happy is finishing off the last of the zombies.
[22:52] Murska: Aegnor'll help with that.
[22:53] Happy: The zombies are finished off. Happy rushes over and

heals Aegnor.
[22:54] Murska: 'I'm fine… is everyone else? I saw Cessie fall

from… uh, she seems to be able to fly now. And I didn't see you much

for the zombies.'
[22:55] Shadowcaller: *looks after the others*
[22:56] Happy: "I'm not hurt," Happy says. She's covered with various

wounds, but none seem to hinder her much.
[22:58] Happy: Ai steps out of the shadows. "The other two druids ran

back down the steps. I could feel their desire to flee when they saw

what you had done."
[22:58] Murska: 'We have to catch them.'
[23:01] Shadowcaller: "Lets go, I think i'm out of fireballs."
[23:01] Happy: "Right," Happy says, and heads towards the passage.
[23:01] Shadowcaller: "What should we do with the one hiding behind

the alatar?"
[23:01] Murska: Aegnor walks to him and cuts his throat out, then

follows Happy.
[23:01] Shadowcaller: "…that was easy I guess."
[23:02] Happy: "You look hurt," Happy says.
[23:02] Shadowcaller: "Its nothing really."
[23:02] Happy: Ai: "One of them… his desires are confused. He

serves the worm, but he doesn't. I can't make sense of him."
[23:03] Murska: 'He must be the one which spoke to me in that dream.'
[23:03] Shadowcaller: "He is here?"
[23:04] Shadowcaller: "Looks like we cleared them out of the temple

atleast."
[23:04] Happy: The passage and the steps are dark, not lit by torches.
[23:05] Shadowcaller: "I wonder what more this wand can do…"
[23:06] Shadowcaller: (cna it be recharged?)
[23:06] Shadowcaller: *can
[23:06] Happy: (you're going to try and figure that out now? :P)
[23:06] Shadowcaller: (not really…)
[23:06] Happy: (help me lynch trixie in usb? :D)
[23:07] Happy: Ai takes one of the torches from the main room so you

don't trip down the steps in the dark.
[23:08] Shadowcaller: *is flying just above the ground*
[23:09] Happy: You hear sounds coming from the main room.
[23:09] Happy: as you start to go down the steps
[23:10] Shadowcaller: (you just old DC to lynch him didn't you?)
[23:11] Happy: (no. i knew DC would do it without being told)
[23:11] Murska: (I just made him fear me even more. :P)
[23:11] Happy: (what did you do?)
[23:11] Murska: (wait a sec, copypasteing it… :P)
[23:13] Murska:

DeeCee Aegnor >.>
DeeCee Aegnor Where are you getting this information?
Aegnor DeeCee Good guess, eh? :P
Aegnor DeeCee Thanks. *marks up on sheet*
Aegnor DeeCee You're the kind to go Assassin.
Aegnor DeeCee And lieutenants always get higher power

[23:13] Happy: (haha… i'm sure he suspects me though)
[23:13] Murska: (yah, me too. :P)
[23:14] Murska: (But totally worth it.)
[23:14] Shadowcaller: *flies down the stairs, behind the rest of the

group*
[23:16] Happy: When you get to the bottom of the stairs, there is a

corridor lined with doors.
[23:16] Happy: (How long do you guys have? it's pretty late for you,

isn't it?)
[23:16] Murska: (weekend)
[23:16] Shadowcaller: (did they rebuild the temple or something? o.O)
[23:16] Shadowcaller: (indeed, weekend)
[23:17] Happy: The basement level seems to be intact.
[23:17] Murska: Aegnor opens the nearest door.
[23:18] Shadowcaller: "There was a basement?"
[23:18] Happy: Inside is a woman, who shrinks back in terror.
[23:19] Murska: 'We're not here to hurt you.'
[23:20] Shadowcaller: "SHe must have suffered terrible to the hands of

those monsters…"
[23:20] Happy: "Who… who are you?"
[23:20] Murska: 'We're a group of people here to stop the druids.'
[23:21] Happy: "Oh thank the gods… but they've killed so many."
[23:22] Shadowcaller: *is quiet*
[23:24] Shadowcaller: Can.. can you heal her happy?"
[23:24] Shadowcaller: Maybe Ai can heal her mentally?…
[23:25] Happy: Happy is moving down the hall, opening doors, and

releasing prisoners.
[23:26] Murska: 'We're going to root out the last druids from here

first. You should stay here until we're done.'
[23:26] Murska: With these words, Aegnor leaves the room and walks

after Happy, trying to find the druids or some marks of their

presence.
[23:28] Shadowcaller: *sniffs*
[23:30] Happy: Ai manages to calm the freed prisoners, and with a

little mental prodding to one of them, a stern grandmotherly type

takes charge of them.
[23:30] Happy: (all the prisoners are female, of various ages)
[23:31] Happy: Ai: "I lost track of them among the other minds."
[23:31] Happy: You notice that your silence spell has worn off, btw.
[23:33] Shadowcaller: "Looks like they got away…"
[23:33] Murska: 'But from where… I haven't found another exit yet.'
[23:35] Happy: Happy: "We're underground. Unless they had some sort

of tunnel, they must be down here somewhere."
[23:36] Shadowcaller: "That makes it easier."
[23:37] Happy: You get to the end of the line of cells, and there's a

crossroads, the corridor going forward as well as to the right and

left
[23:37] Shadowcaller: "I cna guard this exit."
[23:37] Shadowcaller: *can
[23:38] Shadowcaller: "Aegnor, what are you going to do?"
[23:38] Murska: 'I'm going to be searching.'
[23:39] Shadowcaller: "Good luck I guess then, try to avoid going

alone…"
[23:39] Murska: Aegnor decides to take the corridor forward.
[23:40] Shadowcaller: "Be careful Aegnor."
[23:40] Happy: Ai walks ahead of the group.
[23:40] Shadowcaller: "And… the rest of you."
[23:43] Happy: Ai leads the party down the corridor, until you reach a

cross roads: forward, left, and right
[23:43] Shadowcaller: (I'm guarding the door)
[23:44] Happy: Cessie remains behind at the first crossroads
[23:45] Murska: forward
[23:45] Shadowcaller: *listen/check for anything*
[23:45] Murska: 'This place is pretty big.'
[23:46] Happy: You go forward until you reach what was another flight

of steps going up. But it has collapsed into rubble.
[23:49] Happy: If Aegnor has any kind of direction sense, he'll

realize that you've crossed the width of the cathedral, and that these

steps would once have led up to the passage that led to the right from

the altar.
[23:49] Murska: 'No getting out this way then.'
[23:50] Murska: 'Let's go check the other corridors.'
[23:51] Happy: Ai is already walking back to the crossroads. He heads

towards what would be the back of the cathedral. "I think… I'm not

sure," he says quietly.
[23:52] Murska: Aegnor follows Ai.
[23:54] Happy: There are more doors on either side, but Ai walks past

them until he gets to a door at the end of the corridor. He steps

back from it and gestures for Aegnor or Happy to lead the way.
[23:55] Happy: (haha… trixie's tied with me for the lynch now XD)
[23:56] Shadowcaller: (Time to change that eh?)
[23:58] Happy: *pokes Mursk*
[23:59] Murska: Aegnor kicks the door in if it looks in-kickable, if

not he doesn't even try and just opens it.
[00:01] Happy: The door is kicked in. On the inside, one of the

druids is lying in a pool of blood.
[00:01] Happy: "I told you not to come," a voice says from the

darkness.
[00:01] Murska: 'Yeah, you did. I didn't really care.'
[00:02] Happy: "How do you expect to get out of here alive? The worm

grew very angry when the feeding stopped."
[00:03] Murska: 'I was thinking of walking, you see, the way I came.'
[00:05] Happy: "Running, perhaps. Walking will do you no good. The

way you came is now full of dark zombies."
[00:06] Murska: 'Or we could fly. It's not really that important.'
[00:06] Shadowcaller: (I don't think I can carry you^^)
[00:06] Murska: (Bluffing. :P)
[00:06] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, but still.)
[00:07] Shadowcaller: (Flying don't seems like a good bluff)
[00:07] Happy: "Show yourself," Happy snaps.
[00:11] Happy: A man in druid robes steps out into the torchlight.
[00:11] Happy: Ai: "That's only an illusion. Show your true self."
[00:11] Happy: Seos: "So you can kill me?"
[00:13] Happy: The voice seems to be coming from the illusory Seos.
[00:13] Murska: 'And what are you going to do then? Stay there? It's

not like we're leaving.'
[00:15] Happy: Seos: "Either you can give me assurance that you won't

kill me, or I can fireball the entire room and we all die."
[00:17] Murska: 'Of course, I could just tell my companions to not

enter the room. If you fireball the room, the threat to the elves is

over, not to mention that everyone I care about survives.'
[00:17] Happy: (Happy's already in the room)
[00:18] Murska: (oh. :P)
[00:18] Murska: (Well, Aegnor will motion her to stay back, I guess.)
[00:19] Murska: 'but then, since you do not serve the Worm, or so you

claim, there's no reason to kill you.'
[00:19] Happy: Happy doesn't go anywhere.
[00:19] Happy: The illusion disappears.
[00:20] Happy: Seos comes out of the shadows.
[00:21] Happy: "You'll need my help to escape this place anyway."
[00:22] Murska: 'So, how exactly do you intend to escape?'
[00:23] Happy: "Feed the worm. When it's feeding, it is focused

completely. You can walk right past the dark zombies."
[00:23] Murska: 'No. Other ideas?'
[00:24] Happy: Seos sighs. "You're a fool. What are these humans to

you. Their lives are so short anyway, it hardly matters."
[00:25] Murska: 'Why should I put myself before someone else?'
[00:27] Happy: "Would you put your life ahead of that of a sheep or a

rabbit?" *scornful tone*
[00:27] Murska: 'Probably not. Why?'
[00:29] Happy: "Humans are lower lifeforms, only different from

livestock in that they are far more destructive."
[00:30] Murska: 'We disagree on that point.'

[00:35] Happy: Seos: "Then you'll probably end up dead when you return upstairs."
[00:35] Happy: (forgot to add Murska before starting up again :P)
[00:36] Murska: 'Oh well.'
[00:36] Happy: As he talks, Seos's features are changing slightly, becoming less human and more elven.
[00:38] Happy: Happy steps forward, sword in hand. "Come on then. If we're not killing you, then you're coming with us."
[00:39] Happy: Seos doesn't answer her, and looks to Aegnor.
[00:40] Murska: 'Yeah, we're not leaving you here.'
[00:40] Shadowcaller: *is bored as she guards the exit*
[00:41] Happy: Ai watches quietly. Seos sighs, and starts to walk out of the room.
[00:42] Murska: Steps aside to let Seos walk past and then walks behind him.
[00:42] Murska: Aegnor takes notice again of the voices in his head, of which he had already grown used to.
[00:43] Happy: You walk back to the exit, and meet Cessie.
[00:44] Shadowcaller: *Looks at Seso* "Wait, who's that?"
[00:44] Shadowcaller: "The one you met in the dream?"
[00:44] Murska: 'Yup.'
[00:44] Happy: Happy: "Yeah, the one who thinks humans are livestock."
[00:44] Shadowcaller: "I see…"
[00:45] Shadowcaller: (where are the prisoners?)
[00:46] Happy: The prisoners are sitting in a room nearby, under the charge of Margaret, who is keeping them calm. There are 9 of them.
[00:46] Happy: In Cessie's head /Be careful. He is very dangerous./
[00:46] Shadowcaller: /I think I can handle him…/
[00:47] Shadowcaller: Observes Seso as he walks past
[00:47] Murska: (stop misspelling your NPC's name!)
[00:47] Shadowcaller: (right:P)
[00:48] Shadowcaller: (my memory is a bit off >.>)
[00:48] Happy: Happy: "He says there are dark zombies in the temple above. How are we going to get out and keep the prisoners safe too?"
[00:48] Shadowcaller: "Dark Zombies?"
[00:49] Shadowcaller: "Whats the difference between them and the ones we met before?"
[00:50] Happy: Seos doesn't say anything, trying to ignore her, until Happy nudges him with the point of her sword. "Answer the question."
[00:52] Happy: Seos: "The dark zombies are the ones made by the worm. They are stronger, with black skin and plant features. But they grow weaker the further they get from the stone forest. The zombies we make are not as strong, but they can go anywhere."
[00:53] Shadowcaller: "Huh, I don't really care what you think of me "Seos" but that was atleast some useful infromation."
[00:53] Shadowcaller: "So, if he is telling the truth, what do we do?"
[00:54] Murska: 'So, we just need to get past them somehow and they can't pursue us too far.'
[00:54] Happy: Happy: "Just like before, when we outran them. But we have our prisoners to worry about too."
[00:55] Happy: Seos: "I only need one of them to feed the worm. That will keep it sated while you escape with the rest."
[00:56] Happy: Happy snarls something unintelligible at him, but from it's tone, it's probably some sort of tribal obscenity.
[00:56] Murska: 'If you keep talking about that, we'll just feed you to it.'
[00:57] Shadowcaller: "Maybe my wand can do something?"
[00:58] Shadowcaller: "Or iwi could perhaps lure them away…"
[00:58] Happy: Iwi makes a little yelping noise from inside Happy's pack, but doesn't emerge.
[00:59] Shadowcaller: "Any other ideas?"
[00:59] Murska: 'How many are there?'
[00:59] Happy: Seos: "As many as it wants. You're in the worm's stronghold."
[01:00] Murska: 'So then it can just procure a few hundred thousands of them out of thin air?'
[01:00] Happy: The voices in Aegnor's head seem to slow down a little.
[01:01] Happy: "Thousands at least. I don't know, I never counted the trees in the forest."
[01:02] Happy: Happy: "I'll go up first and try and draw them off."
[01:02] Shadowcaller: "That might not be a good idea…"
[01:02] Murska: 'No way! There's got to be a better way.'
[01:03] Happy: "Maybe the powers Kuori gave me will help."
[01:04] Happy: The voices are starting to repeat the same unintelligible phrase over and over
[01:04] Shadowcaller: "As I said, my wand could produce a affect we want."
[01:04] Murska: Aegnor blanks out to try and understand it.
[01:05] Happy: Happy to Seos: "Is there another way out of here?" Seos (scornfull): "If there were, don't you think we would have used it?"
[01:06] Happy: Ai puts her hand on Aegnor's shoulder, says softly. "You desire to understand. Maybe I can help."
[01:07] Murska: Aegnor concentrates, not responding.
[01:07] Happy: Happy to Cessie: "Do you know what the wand will do?"
[01:08] Shadowcaller: "Not… really:"
[01:08] Shadowcaller: "It produces random effects, i haven't got time to study it yet."
[01:13] Happy: In Aegnor's head, he feels his consciousness expand and he gradually starts to make sense of the words: /Temple poison. Pull it down. Temple poison. Pull it down./
[01:13] Murska: '…what?'
[01:13] Shadowcaller: "What?"
[01:13] Murska: 'Temple poison…'
[01:14] Shadowcaller: "What are you talking about?"
[01:14] Happy: The voices seem to realize Aegnor is understanding, and suddenly explode with more information than he can possibly absorb or make sense of.
[01:15] Murska: 'Augh!' Aegnor falls to his knees, his head in his arms.
[01:16] Shadowcaller: *ocomes over to Aegnors side, tries to help him up*
[01:16] Shadowcaller: *comes
[01:16] Happy: Happy rushes to his side, but Ai is already there, reaching into Aegnor's mind and trying to soothe him. Margaret comes running out of the room where the prisoners are.
[01:16] Shadowcaller: "Whats wrong with him?" I ask Ai
[01:17] Happy: Margaret sees Seos there, and charges at him. "You bastard!"
[01:18] Happy: Ai shouts: "No!" and Margaret skids to a halt, actually falling to the ground. "Stop him!"
[01:19] Shadowcaller: *is unsure who is doing what* "Stop whatever you are doing!"
[01:19] Murska: Aegnor attempts to drown out the noise by thinking of music.
[01:19] Happy: Seos darts towards Margaret, trying to grab her, but misses because of her fall.
[01:20] Happy: The voices respond by singing back to him.
[01:21] Murska: Aegnor tries to calm down and get back up.
[01:22] Happy: Seos is still trying to grab Margaret, who is now scramblign backwards on the floor.
[01:22] Happy: (Is Aegnor trying to come out of his blank then?)
[01:23] Shadowcaller: *uses wand on Seos*
[01:23] Murska: (yup)
[01:23] Shadowcaller: "Get back!"
[01:23] Shadowcaller: "I'm not afraid to use this!"
[01:23] Shadowcaller: (not using it yet)
[01:24] Happy: He hesitates, and Happy tackles him to the ground.
[01:24] Happy: Then punches him in the face for good measure
[01:25] Happy: Ai to Aegnor: "Whatever is trying to speak to you wants very much for you to understand."
[01:26] Murska: 'Then they should speak one at a time and less loudly.'
[01:26] Murska: (assuming I do manage to unblank)
[01:27] Shadowcaller: (Is Seos still conscious?)
[01:27] Happy: Seos is still conscious
[01:27] Happy: (you do, though the voices are still there)
[01:28] Shadowcaller: "How are you holding up? Its that ring isn't?"
[01:28] Murska: Aegnor tries to listen to them without blanking out.
[01:28] Murska: 'Yeah, the voices in my head acting up again.'
[01:29] Shadowcaller: "Why don't you just take if off? What are they sayin?"
[01:29] Shadowcaller: *saying
[01:30] Happy: Happy has a dagger to Seos's throat. "Don't worry. We're working on a way to get you out of here," she says to Margaret.
[01:30] Murska: 'I'm trying to listen…'
[01:30] Shadowcaller: "Okay… just don't do anything dangerous okay?"
[01:31] Happy: In Aegnor's head /Temple poison. Pull it down. Understand. Sorry. Temple poison. Pull it down. Understand. Sorry./
[01:32] Murska: 'It's telling me to pull down 'temple poison'… Whatever that is.'
[01:33] Shadowcaller: "Tempel poison? Maybe something around here…"
[01:34] Shadowcaller: "Wonder why something that would be fatal to the tempel would be so close to it thought."
[01:34] Murska: Aegnor finally seems to notice the situation. 'What happened here?'
[01:34] Happy: "Smart guy here wanted to take a hostage, I think," Happy says.
[01:35] Happy: Ai nods. "Yes, that was his desire. To take the woman and use her to engineer his escape."
[01:36] Shadowcaller: *shifts herself into the background*
[01:36] Happy: In Aegnor's head /Try understand. Temple is poison. Pull it down./
[01:37] Murska: 'Hm. I can't concentrate.' Aegnor walks to Seos and knocks him unconscious.
[01:38] Happy: Seos is unconscious. "Why are we even keeping him alive?" Happy says in disgust.
[01:38] Murska: 'No idea. Go ahead and kill him.'
[01:39] Murska: Aegnor turns. 'Now it's saying that the temple is poison and that I have to pull it down. But I don't think I can destroy the temple.'
[01:40] Shadowcaller: "Well, it looks pretty solid."
[01:40] Shadowcaller: "Much of it have been eaten away by age thought."
[01:40] Happy: Happy slits Seos's throat.
[01:41] Shadowcaller: "Wai-"
[01:41] Shadowcaller: "..oh well, maybe he did deserve it."
[01:42] Happy: Happy: "I don't think it's weakened enough to bring down without tools and lots of labor."
[01:43] Shadowcaller: "And we can't afford neither of those."
[01:43] Shadowcaller: "Fire perhaps?"
[01:43] Happy: "And we're trapped in the basement anyway."
[01:43] Murska: 'I'm not sure that's what it means, either…'
[01:43] Happy: "Did you ask it?"
[01:44] Murska: 'I'm not sure how much of my thoughts it can pick up.'
[01:44] Murska: /What do you mean?/
[01:47] Happy: /This is poison place. Hurts. Make it not poison. Then I being help you./
[01:48] Murska: 'It seems to want me to cleanse the temple… But I don't know how.'
[01:48] Shadowcaller: "How could that even be possible?"
[01:49] Shadowcaller: "Sure, the worm is physically not here, but it can sense this place very well."
[01:51] Shadowcaller: "Its not a spirit or something we can *banish*, unlike gods it actually physically manifests in this world."
[01:52] Shadowcaller: "We could cut the link I guess…"
[01:53] Happy: "The altar," Happy says.
[01:53] Shadowcaller: "Yes, the altar."
[01:53] Shadowcaller: "But… it looks damn solid."
[01:53] Shadowcaller: "I doubt even fire could destroy it."
[01:54] Happy: "It's stone," Happy said. "I was close to it before."
[01:54] Shadowcaller: "Looks more like obsidan."
[01:54] Shadowcaller: "Or rahter that black
[01:54] Shadowcaller: *rather
[01:55] Happy: "Not something we can just smash up without mining tools."
[01:55] Shadowcaller: "And then there is the zombies…"
[01:56] Murska: (I'm getting a bit tired.)
[01:56] Shadowcaller: (Finish off here then?)
[01:57] Happy: (we can stop here. The tree zombies can't go down steps, so you're not in immediate danger)
[01:57] Murska: good
[01:59] Murska: night all, continue tomorrow?
[01:59] Murska: that is
[01:59] Murska: today
[01:59] Murska: :P
[01:59] Shadowcaller: Good night, yeah, sure
[01:59] Happy: yes. i'll be on after 6 gmt
[01:59] Murska: I'll be on once I wake up
[01:59] Shadowcaller: (too ba seos died, I had plans for him.)
[02:00] Shadowcaller: *bad
[02:00] Murska: (Heh. Never liked the guy. :P)
[02:00] Shadowcaller: (he was a bit of a ham >.>)
[02:00] Shadowcaller: (And a villian really)
[02:00] Happy: we came to kill druids
[02:00] Murska: (Really thought of cutting off his head while we were walking back to the entrance. :P)
[02:00] Shadowcaller: (But he deserved another ending.)
[02:01] Murska: soo… 25 druids left?
[02:01] Happy: well i thought of letting him escape, but that seemed like a cop out
[02:01] Shadowcaller: (well, the next boss is not going down that fast.)
[02:02] Shadowcaller: (the leader of the army that is)
[02:02] Happy: (you want to undo the throat slitting then?)
[02:02] Shadowcaller: Of course not
[02:03] Murska: (I'd have killed him soon anyway. :P)
[02:03] Shadowcaller: (done is done)
[02:03] Shadowcaller: (eh, you need a real pure villian, good intentions villians are too good for you.)
[02:04] Happy: meh, his intentions weren't *that* good
[02:04] Shadowcaller: He did it for the greater good
[02:04] Murska: Tau
[02:04] Shadowcaller: and my version of him was actually thinking of working alongside humans to kill the worm
[02:04] Shadowcaller: After it had killed a hell lot of them of course
[02:05] Shadowcaller: As long as the elves got spared
[02:05] Happy: gnight murska
[02:05] Shadowcaller: Good Night
[02:05] Murska: night
[02:05] *** Aegnor has left the conversation.
Session Close (Group Conversation 21911): Sat Mar 21 02:05:47 2009

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