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Title: Chapter VI: Dangerous Paths
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 02, 2003, 06:51:22 AM
In the end Koldar cannnot tell how they made it to Chylikis in one part but somehow they managed to balance the open hatred of the crew with fear of what might be done to them if the stories were true. Capher's demonic self did not appear again and Capher himself was not found within the bulk of the ship and without their leader the group was uncertain of how to proceed. Koldar has thought about it as well but besides Capher's next target Milkengrad the only other option lie in finding Capher's master and seek advise from him. The only glaring problem with this is that both are hundreds of Stral farther North and thanks to this unpleasant sea journey they have not come as far as they wanted.

They bet a good farewell to the other passenger of the ship and a not so good one with the crew of the ship and head towards the city gates that lie some way up the coast from the harbour.

Koldar was in a dark mood, the same mood that - maybe with the exception of Terra - has infected the whole group. They all know that Capher's mission is important, they know their foes are dangerous and that Capher thought that it was worth nearly any risk. But without Capher's wisdom there is only a great unknown. "When heroes fall, lesser have to take their part and even greater will be the deeds they accomplish." Koldar mutters silently to himself though this old saying sounds far less convincing when encountered in reality.
Koldar leads Soór'avásh up a slight hill - the mounts still exhausted from the stressful trip. The city gates were just another bow shot away when suddenly a dark rider - clad in black robes and leather- stops abruptly beside him. The black clothing being a stark contrast to the white horse he was sitting on. The figure is very slender, even as it is clad in armor and cloth and two rather intrigueing eyes sparkled from below the helmet. One cannot tell much more as like anything else about this person the face is hidden behind a black veil.

Koldar looks slightly curious at the stranger as he kept speed with Koldar but then tries to ignore him. He is not in the mood for some chatter with some stranger and he esspecially dislikes how this one musters esspecially him with outright interest. As some moments pass a low, female adresses him.

"Are you Koldar Mondrakken?"

His blood freezes. There is absolutely no reason for some stranger to address Koldar by name. He looks straight forward not thinking wether this might be a good or a bad thing but only how bad.

Koldar hears the woman unsheath an elegant elven longsword.With the flat side of the sword she stops him now more insisting.

"I said are you Koldar Mondrakken?"

Koldar tries to look as confused as possible and hopes his friends won't  accidently reveal him. "I'm not sure what you mean, my... Lady?" he asks as innocent as possible but the woman on the horse just gives a slight nod in understanding. Saluting him with her sword. "We will meet again!" Is everything she says before pressing on on her horse to reach the city gates a good time before them.
Koldar stops now really confused and looks at the other but as he does not see any more understanding of the situation as he is he gives just a shrug indicating that he's clueless as well. "Don't ask me? I've no idea, okay?"


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.



Title: Re: Chapter VI: Dangerous Paths
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on July 02, 2003, 03:02:22 PM
Hajarian sat in silence on his night-shaded horse, matching his own dark black robes. The saddle on the horse was a rather strange one, compared to the standard riding saddle. More like a horse-born throne, also black, yet embroided with golden wire at the edges and in the center on the black, making out various elvish-looking shapes and designs. The edge of the top of the saddle was imbedded with a contrasting white fur. The horse carried no packages accept for one singular item, the elaborately decorated rod that the magi kept with him.

The magus was leaning back against his seat with dull interest as the group rode up a small hill towards the city of Chylikis. When the black rider came up and requested Koldar, he only turned his cold gaze to watch and perked his long elven ears to listen, but other than those two actions cared not much for the topic. Sure that the rider's intent would be revealed in due time as she picked up speed and left them to their business.

The only thing the mage was really curious about was to what the nature of the group's quest was. He had yet to be told why they were on that ship and where they had come from, let alone what sort of journey they were, besides Capher's somewhat riddled answer earlier when Hajarian had first presented his 'allegiance' to the party. He had refrained from asking during the voyage on the trip, knowing that with dwarven ears at every floorboard that they could be overheard.

The magus stops his horse alongside Koldar's beast as the knight came to a halt and addressed that he had no idea about the mysterious black rider who had appeared.

Still looking ahead, Hajarian said in response to Koldar's words, "Then let us not worry about it, Sir Knight, and press on. If it means anything, simple or dire, we can no better determine such information than one blade of grass from another. All will be revealed in due time." As he finished, he tilted his head slightly to the side and peered at Koldar from the corner of his eye.



Title: Near the gates of chylikis
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 07, 2003, 07:39:22 PM
Talia is  happy to sit again on her aj Swing, feel the warmth of the little dune mouse under her tunic, her sword on the back and if they only had Capher with them, the world would be perfect again, despite the threats arising Capher mentioned. They hadn‘t talked  clearly about  how to go on now and what to do now, which path to take. But the general agreement seems to be that the heart has to be brought somewhere - and that the only person who could help them would be Capher's master, somewhere far up in the north.

Talia looks at her company. Their group is small now. From the original members only Koldar, Terra, Avour and herself  is left. They have become friends now, the knight whose stories and mystery Talia still doesn‘t know, Terra, the warrioress with even more secrets. And  Avour, the little half elf, who Talia now loves so dearly she can‘t imagine to part from her someday.

And there is this new group member, with deep black clothes and a even blacker horse, sitting on an exquisite saddle Talia has never seen one alike before. A magus. Talia is not sure, why he accompanies them, not knowing what their goal is, or does he know? Well, maybe he is just with them because no other choice was given after the departure from the ship. But it might come in handy to have him with them though. Talia is just curious to get to know him better - if that is possible.

The day is clear, the sight of the Thaehelvil river  Chylikis is overlooking is marvellous. In the far north a forest is nearly visible. Though the mood in the group is down for obvious reasons, life seems more promising today.

Until a dark dressed slender rider approaches them short before they reach the doors of Chylikis. Approaches Koldar, who seems to avoid him first and after forced to react by a long slender sword doesn‘t confirm , that he is Koldar, though SHE addresses him rightfully.

Talia is puzzled why Koldar would like to hide his identity. Is she herself too trusting and naive, not thinking about giving her name away, or what has Koldar to hide? He seems as puzzled as they all though.

Hajarian sits there on his mount watching as well and proposed to go just on.

The nearly good mood Talia was in has vanished, for a short time at least.

„Well, let us look for a place to sleep and eat decently and to decide then, how we are going on. Has anyone been already in this region or town and can give some advice?“

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 7/7/03 11:40


Title: Re: Near the gates of chylikis
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 11, 2003, 03:02:22 PM
Terra rode following Koldar as the group made there way to the city ahead. Her thoughts consisted of what lay ahead for them, and espeacially of what had happend to Capher, still maintaining the belief that she could have helped him.

If only she acted sooner, perhaps she could have used what was in side her, a deep understanding of the consuming darkness in her mind, to help him fight it within his own. But the time for that had passed. He is now beyond help of all but himself. He is where she had started, and existing in a way she would not wish on another.

Her thoughs were broken by the voice of a warrioress, dressed in black robes and leather armor, addressing him questioningly by name in a manner. This lead Terra to believe she was trying to confirm his identity with a descrition she was given. The warrioress draws a longsword of elven make, when Koldar does not give her the an answer quickly enough and uses the flat of the blade to halt him, and repeats her question more insistantly. Koldar then replies in a manner that does not confirm nor deny his identity directly. The warrioress obviously not being totaly convinced, but yet unwilling to waste any more time, rides off after stating that she will see him again. Koldar turns to the group and states that he does not know what it was all about, a genuine look of confusion on his face.

"Well, either way, until we know more, it is not of any concern.", Terra adds her agreement to the group.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Near the gates of chylikis
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 13, 2003, 08:55:22 PM
Koldar senses that the others in the group are curious about this strange encounter but he feels that they have enough on their mind, for he at least knew a certain kind of knight that would dress in black for a certain mission, but this was something that lays in the past. At least he hopes so.

When they enter the town the guards give them only a halfhearted look. There is not much trouble to look out in this part of the country where the core of the kingdom is lies just to the north and several elven tribes inhabit the nearby forests.
The group follows the main road, paved with kobblestone not the usual hardened dirt you'll see elsewhere and soon enough see the inviting sign of one of the city's Inns. The sign says "Boar and Goat" and shows the two animals facing each other surrounded by vine leaves. The windows are made of yellowish glass, another sign of the wealth of this city and this Inn in particular.
You can enter the Inn from the main road but just a dozen peds further a gate with metal bars and a ston arch seems to lead to the stables of the Inn. Everything makes a tidy and clean impression unlike anything you'd encounter on your usual travels.

Koldar leads Soór'avásh through the gate and a boy -maybe about fifteen - stops sweeping the courtyard yelling towards the building. "Master Tim. We have guests!"

A deep, friendly voice answers "Alright, alright. I'm coming!"
After a few moments a man with grey hair and a friendly face comes out still cleaning a glass with a piece of cloth.

"Well met!" he greets the group. "You are lucky. I've enough rooms today, I just have to clean up th mess this dwarven mining company left last night, but now they're on their way again and there's just enough room for ya." he offers his free hand to Koldar who after a moment takes it slightly overwhelmed by all this kindness.

"Err thanks. I guess I speak for us all when I say we're quite a bit hungry and would have nothing against some late breakfast if possible."

The man smiles broadly. "Alright, alright, just follow me. Marc, care for their horses ... er mounts." he corrects himself as he sees Talia's strange animal.

Koldar hands the boy whose name is obviously Marc the birdles and follows Master Tim into a well lit guest room.

"Wait a minute and I'll bring you something. just get comfortable." He points at a large table in one corner.

Koldar sits down and also he still has lots on his mind about this mission they were meant to accomplish and the fiorst disaster of it with Capher disappearing he feels slightly comfortable.
We're nearing the heart of the kingdom, of course you'll sense the dangers of what Capher sought to stop here later than anywhere else.

He sits down and waits for the others.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.



Title: Re: Near the gates of chylikis
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on July 13, 2003, 10:55:22 PM
The group enters the town with little more exchange of words after the strange encounter, and little interest is shown in their entry to Chylikis, except for a few awed stares at the exquisite and rare mount that Hajarian's horse bore, but little than that they had no problems in making their way to an Inn.

They are greeted at the gate by a rather expressive man, who's only slight deviation from his glee being a correction in his statement as he notices the Aj'Nuvic that Talia rode. Indeed, it was rare to sees Aj's outside of the Rahaz Dath and Narfost Plains.

Hajarian handed the reins of his horse to the young boy who was to tend the animals, and followed Koldar into the inn. The magus takes a seat on the opposite side, and clasps his hands together and rests them on the table's surface, silent throughout the endeavor.

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Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: "Boar and Goat" Breakfast coming!
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 14, 2003, 09:46:22 PM
Talia is pleased as they are riding into the town. It is not a big town, and nevertheless the road is paved! And it looks clean, no debris on the road itself.

Koldar leads them to an inn called „Boar and Goat“ where they are greeted by a friendly man called Master Tim,  obviously the innkeeper. Talia is not sure if Koldar knows the town and the inn already, he is surprised at the friendliness of the man.

A boy , Marc,  is told to look after their animals and Talia assures him , that an aj is friendly, though sometimes a bit strange in its behaviour.

„Don‘t worry“ she tells him smiling „my aj is quite friendly. Just give her to feed what you  give to the horses as well. She has a different diet, but it will do. And no need to curry her, I will do it myself later. Just tell her where to go, maybe you point in the direction you want her to go, and she will follow you. Her name is Swing, btw.“

Talia whispers for a short while into Swings ears, pointing at Marc and follows then the others into the guest rooms.

Koldar is about to order a late breakfast as she enters, and that is just great. She hopes dearly, that they will stay here for this day. A hot bath, a comfortable place to sleep, a good evening meal and maybe even a story from Koldar? Finally! Perhaps he does remember something which could explain the dark rider they met before the gates of the town. Maybe they could even stay a day longer and do some washing? And some shopping? That has to be done already this afternoon, Talia needs urgently some new clothes, hers are all stoned from their unpleasant stay on the ship.

Talia sit down on the table as well. Hajarian is sitting so quietly, talking nothing, just observing. And somehow HE doesn‘t look like he needs a bath as the rest of the party does. Maybe she should ask him for a secret „Keep clothes clean“ spell?

Talia waves to Avour to sit next to her on the bench. And relaxed she smiles at the others.

„How simple things like sitting with friends at a table and waiting for a good meal can be the most enjoyable thing when you have missed it for so long.“

And as Master Tim arrives with the drinks just in this moments, she takes a mug and toasts to all:

„Let‘s drink and celebrate the fact, that we made it till here, despite our drawbacks - let forget our goal for this one afternoon!“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: "Boar and Goat" Breakfast coming!
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 16, 2003, 02:39:22 PM
As the group rode through the town of Chylikis they gathered few looks, but Terra was sure she got her far share. Now wearing her old and well worn traveling garb again, her shapely curves could plainly be seen, and without her cloak, long since lost her Moonblade also drew attention.

They took the main road and found an Inn, the Boar and Goat, then leaving their mounts with the stable boy, only about 15 years of age. Terra gives the boy a cool look as he begins to take Coor, and calls a warning before following the others into the Inn, "Do not try to ride him. He lets none but me ride, and his reaction to such an attempt will lead to dire conciquences.".

When Terra arrives the most of the others were seated, waiting for a much needed well cooked meal and dring. She makes a point to sit on the opposite side of the table from the mage, so she can keep an eye on him. He may have been an ally aboard ship, where it was in his best intrests to have others watch his back, but now Terra could not be sure if he would remain an ally, as she was not sure how much Capher had told him, or the mages true goals and intentions.

Talia make a statement about sitting at a table with friends waiting for a good meal, Terra payed little attention to it. Then the Inn keeper arrived with the drinks, and passed them around. Talia take her mug and decides to toast, to which Terra adds, "But let us instead remember that till our goal is achieved there is still need for caution. Not all we have set in motion will stay behind us."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: "Boar and Goat" Breakfast coming!
Post by: Avour on July 18, 2003, 10:42:22 PM
The stint on the ship, the tight spaces had all but taken the life out of Avour. By the time it was time to leave she was all to happy to see the ship docking. Her movements were sloth-like, and effortless. Her smile was gone. Her energy was low. Following Koldar and Talia was all that she knew to do for the moment, so thats what she did.

Becoming flustered by the some what expressive inn-keeper Avour raised her head and her ears twitching her ears back and forth. Her brows pressed together when she heard the man talk of dwarves. Reluctantly she dismounted from the horse and followed Talia in to the table.

Sitting beside Talia, Avour folded on leg underherself as she sat down and put the other up on the base of the chair and hugged her leg resting her chin on her knee. Her eyes were half open and bags under them. Avour was exhausted. Since Capher had left in such a strange way, especially for Avour, she'd not been the same.

Avour turned her head away from the group as her eyes began to tear up. Her breathing became rather heavy as she tried to unsucessfully hide her crying. Her big dark eyes glittered with tears that began to fall down her face. A mix of emotions rushed through her, none of which were easy for her to understand or deal with. Avour wiped her eyes, and brushed her hand through her hair pushing it back out of her face.


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 20, 2003, 04:36:22 AM
Koldar lightens up over Talia's words even when he cannot entirely agree with it. There were many matters to discuss and esspecially the question of wether they should introduce Hajarian to their mission or not. The fire mage has proven a strong ally back in the ship but still a dark alignment surrounded him that concluded not to trust him without caution.

Looking at the round he was filled various emotions concerning the mission, concerning what he has learnt about anyone so far, about what he thought they should do. They all seemed exhausted, well, some more obvious than others. Koldar doubts he'll ever see Terra exhausted but they all have suffered a severe blow to their morale on this short journey over the ocean.
Avour shows her emotions openly and cries silently despite her efforts to hide it. Koldar feels pity for her, while most others of the group obviously had their fair share of ups and downs to cope with in life this was Avour's first confrontation what sholar's would call so euphemistic: civilization.

Koldar lays his hand assuringly on Avour's forearm looking into the round. He has not returned the toast of Talia and Terra and his eyes are earnest even as they look tired.

"Still we cannot forget about our goal right now. Capher was our leader. With him gone we need to consider what to do next. Pursue the task ahead of us or go our ways, I'm not sure. Without the light of Capher's wisdom it might prove far harder to find the right paths and we don't know what exactly is luring in the darkness."

Koldar stands up now uttering his own toast. Raising his glass he says. "Maybe this was Capher's plan all along. I don't think he needed us to get what he wants but maybe he needed us for the moment he might not be able to complete his task anymore. Whatever we do we should remember the warnings Capher offered to us before he hired us for the mission and I think everyone understood that it is an important mission indeed."
Koldar does not dare to say more though he knows that when he did not make Hajarian curious before he'll certainly  be now.
"But I don't want to darken this moment with any more words. We are here, we're here well and alive so let's rest until we know what to do next!"

He raises his glass to the others and then takes as sip. Just as he finished his speech Master Tim brought a large tablet with a diversive arrangement of fresh bread, cheese, fruit and meat into the room and puts them onto the table.
After he emptied the tablet and the group sits in front of a vast breakfast he adds.

"When you need anything else just  call me, I still have to clean up the kitchen."

Tim disappears through the door behind the bar. They're alone but shortly after Marco, the boy from before enters the room chewing an apple. He gives the group some funny looks before entering the kitchen again. They're alone again.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.



Title: Boar and Goat
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 21, 2003, 07:48:22 AM
While waiting for Master Tim to serve the breakfast, Avour suddenly starts crying. She seems to be more exhausted than Talia has noticed. Talia lays a comforting hand on her back.

Koldar can‘t stop thinking about their goal, but obviously he doesn‘t want to say too much as long as Hajarian is here and they haven‘t decided yet, if, or how much they should tell him. As he is bringing out a toast himself, master tim arrives with the breakfast.

Talia grips Avour firmly at the shoulders and turns her around, picks some fruit from the tray putting them in front of Avour as well as a mug of fresh water.

„Avour dear, eat something and you will feel a little better soon. Drink something. We will have a bath later and some sleep. I promise you, the world will look brighter then.“ Talia tells her, still with her arm around her.

„Koldar, you are right of course, but I don‘t think we are in a condition now to take a decision which will be surely of great important to us. Let us eat first, have a bath and some rest and meet this evening again. Then we can decide what to do.“

And turning to the mage, she asks him: „And what are you planning, Hajarian?“



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on July 22, 2003, 08:16:22 PM
Hajarian watches the proceedings with a dull, uninterested gaze. Noting the sudden crying of the uncivilized one, but paying it no heed. He wasn't the one for giving warm encouragements. Sighing in exhaustion, the magus closed his eyes and leaned his forehead against his clasped hands, yet keeping his senses focussed on those around him. He knew the others were concerned about his allegiancy, and with rightful caution, he wasn't exactly the most trustworthy individual. As long as it served his whims, or at least did nothing to hinder them. Which, right now, working with this group was of the latter.

As Koldar finished his speech, a speech obviously shortened because of the fire mage's presence, he too rose his glass along with the others in a toast, before taking a short sip and opening his eyes once more. Soon enough, the tender of the tavern approached with their meal.

In a few moments, he became surprised as he was himself addressed. "And what are you planning, Hajarian?" said the Shendar woman, Talia. He turned his gaze to her.

"No plans, my dear woman. I was simply on my return from a trip I had to those lower regions of Sarvonia. I'm taking an interest to this little journey you and your group seem to have embarked on," he turns a gaze towards the rest of the party. "As I spoke to Capher before his most unfortunate incident, my services are available if one has need of them." Making a small grin for a finish, the mage took another sip of his drink.

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Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 24, 2003, 07:58:22 PM
So his services are available? Koldar looks at the mage. Just because his assisstance came in handy on the ship does not mean he would trust any more than before, in fact his capabilities only proved that he could turn out very dangerous should he deceive them. But Koldar puts these suspicions aside. He thinks too negative, they need any assisstance the still they can get.

"And what is the price for your services, Hajarian?" He asks openly.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on July 25, 2003, 07:48:22 PM
Hajarian turned his gaze to Koldar. Price? Well, it wasn't like he needed anything from this quest, just more experience of adventure, which he had not had in some time. "Simple. Payment for my lodgings for duration of your quest, and any magical tomes we may happen to come across that may be of interest to me. Nothing is needed in advance."

The mage sat back in his chair, closing his eyes as he folded his arms across his chest. "And one more thing." He paused for a few moments, then opened his eyes and looked directly into Koldar's. "Information pertaining to the nature of your quest."

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 27, 2003, 08:08:22 PM
Talia sitting next to Koldar gives him , under the table, a kick with her foot to prevent him from answering and agreeing on the mages terms at once.

„Well, that sounds fine, Hajarian, but I think the group has to discuss this privately first, if you don‘t mind. You have helped on the ship to a great deal, but that was in your interest as well. You seem to be an experienced mage,“ no need to praise him too much , „but we don‘t know you, and therefore we don‘t know either, if revealing our goals to you is good for us. Your claim for any magic books we might find is questionable as well, we don‘t know yet, under what circumstances we might find them and to whom they might belong. Not that I ever would touch one! Paying for your lodging seems fair, on the other side, you may need our protection as well and you can travel under the guidance of two experienced warriors.“

Talia has finished her meal meanwhile, and so she gets up. Already standing, she proposes.

„ I would say, we meet here again for the evening meal. Meanwhile I will have had a bath, some rest and can care for Avour. We will have discussed it by then and can come to an agreement with you. Is this all right, Hajarian?Koldar, Terra?“

„I‘m back in a minute!“

Talia goes to the kitchen, asks for rooms for them all and for a bath. Returning to the table she speaks again and waits for an answer:

„Ok, do you agree to this proceedings?Then I will have a bath now“ and smiling to Avour: „Come on Avour, I‘ll help with it, you will feel a lot better afterwards.“

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 7/27/03 12:09


Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 28, 2003, 10:38:22 PM
Koldar would have been cautious without Talia reminding him but as things were Talia was just saying what he thought while he rubs his hurt knee. As Talia finishs Koldar looks again at hajarian still with a slightly forced smile on his face.

"You seem a bit modest for a mage, Hajarian, but how do you come to the conclusion we would find any tomes or magic books on our journey?"

Koldar stands up. "But as Talia said, we need to decide in a group about it and we should get some rest now and I need to buy some stuff anyway. In the evening here then."

He stands up and prepares to leave.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 29, 2003, 01:52:22 PM
Terra addresses Hajarian, "I am sure you understand our causion in this matter. We have set in motion dangerous events that we do not yet fully understand. These events could bring unexpected enemies, and we do not want to bring them into our conifdence foolishly. We will tell you more once we have had a chance to discuss the matter of you joining this group amongst ourselves, and if we decide to take you into our confidence."

Koldar addresses the group and indicates that he has things he wishes to buy, then prepares to leave. Terra as well prepares to leave as she addresses Koldar, "I to have things I want to buy. Do you mind if I acompany you?".


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Avour on August 02, 2003, 09:50:22 AM
Flicking hear ears back she looked as Talia rose. With a worried look on her face Avour grabbed for Talia's arm almost spilling the mug of liquid that she was holding in the other hand. For a moment she pondered over which to do first. She had the fruit in the hand grabbing at Talia, about to fall to the ground, the other hand with the mug, and her mouthfull if food.

Swallowing, then coughing slightly as the food that went down could have been chewed a little more. Avour put the liquid down and stood up as she looked at Talia nodding. Taking another bite of the fruit.


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 03, 2003, 04:29:22 PM
Hajarian spread his arms in a gesture of openess. "Of course." He bowed his head. "Your cautions are well justified, and I would be suspicious if your position myself." He folded his arms once more, and then leaned back in his chair. "As for the magic books. I have no idea whether or not we will find any, but if we do, then I'd prefer to recieve those as compensation for my services. And I doubt any of you know Styrash, let alone Ancient Styrash, to be able to interpret what is said in those books."

Hajarian pressed his hands against the table and pushed himself up. "Well, if we are all to be departing for now, then I may be found in a room. I emplore each of you good tidings, and if I am no longer needed, then I'll be off."

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 06, 2003, 06:11:22 AM
Avour pulls at Talias arm, only then Talia notices, that Avour hasn‘t finished yet. She takes again a seat, comforting Avour.

„Don‘t hurry, Avour, and sorry that I didn‘t notice you haven‘t finished. „

Talia waits, till Avour has emptied her keg and finished the fruit.

„Ok, I long for a bath. Why don‘t we take some fruits with us? You can have them later.“

Carefully to not give the impression as she would leave Avour behind, Talia gets up again. She puts some fruits in her bag and takes then Avour's hand and leads the frightened elven girl out of the room.

Outside they meet Master Tim who shows  to them quite a big room with three beds and an connected smaller one with a bathtub in it, already filled with hot water.

„Lady, „ he addresses the two, „I don‘t know, if you women want to sleep all in one room, but this one is the only one with an extra bathing tube next to the room.“

„Thanks, Master Tim, our warrior lady will surely tell you, if she accepts this bed or if she wants a single room. And, I would have another request“ Talia hesitates..“I would need something fresh to dress in it after our bath, and my little friend here as well. Could you help us out in any way, a trouser and a shirt would be ok. Only till we have done some washing?“

„No problem, lady, I will send you my wife with a dress or two, I hope they will fit, I don‘t have an eye for such things“ he adds laughing and goes to fulfil their wishes.

**************

„Look Avour, there is  icemilk soap! And there is even a Mil‘no root!“Talia is excited. She makes a very small cut in the root, adding some drops to the water.

„This is disinfectant and refreshing at the same time , if you don‘t take too much, „ she explains to a tired Avour. „We can wash our clothes afterwards with a stronger mixture to get rid of all unwanted things we picked up on the boat. And look, the towels are huge, what is this for a comfortable inn!

Talia removes her clothes, puts a sleepy dune mouse onto the floor, with some bread and fruits of their meal and slips into the water. Avour only looks at her.

„Avour, what‘s the matter, have you never seen a naked woman before or shared a bath ? Come on, I wash your hair and massage your back!“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on August 06, 2003, 08:08:22 PM
"Yes of course." he nods to Terra in agreement and then turns back to Hajarian.

"We'll discuss it, but you know I'm not afraid of the fact that such books are written in Styrásh or in an orcish dialect, I'm afraid about what they say that makes me think if we should generally agree in giving you anything magical we might find. What guarantees can you give that you won't abuse the powers of such books?"

"But as we agreed, we'll decide that later. Now I need some better equipment, I still feel like this clothes smell like the sewers of Strata and we might have a long ride."




Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Avour on August 08, 2003, 12:03:22 AM
"Avour, what‘s the matter, have you never seen a naked woman before or shared a bath ? Come on, I wash your hair and massage your back!“ Avour looked shyly at Talia.

"Avour-kin not seen human-kin... nothing wear..." She swallowed as she took off her shirt. "Talia-kin look like Avour-kin." She said tilting her head slightly. Removing her trousers Avour put her hand in to the water.

"Water warm?" Pressing her eyebrows together as they rose slightly. A smile came across her face as she put her leg above the rim of the bath and in to the water. "Warm water gooder than river wash!" She said excited as she moved in facing Talia.

"No dirt to scrub Avour-kin with. How to clean?" She looked at Talia


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 08, 2003, 12:18:22 AM
After Koldar had finished speaking to Hajarian, Terra asks, "Where to first.".


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on August 08, 2003, 02:34:22 AM
Koldar  presents his empty hands. "Weapons, I think. I need a decent sword. While dwarves these sailors have no decent steel and I wasted mine in  the sewers."

"Come let's look if we can find something. See you later" he adds to Haj, "We'll meet again in the afternoon."

Koldar and Terra leave the Inn and head roughly towards what they suspect being the town centre. Around them the streets start to groiw quite busy with many local folks but also many travellers from all parts of Santharia filling the kobbelstone streets.

As they reach what Koldar thinks is the town square - though he has never seen such a clean one with small shops and craftsmen filling the houses and wooden huts in straight rows, he turns to Terra.

"What do you think we're dealing with, Terra? Whatever was taking over Capher must be rather powerful and I don't think anything human could've defeated him. Though I'm not very religious I heard of creatures of the underworld possessing such stuff. If that's true maybe Capher's mission is even more important than I thought. What do you think?"


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.



Title: Re: The Boar and Goat Inn
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 08, 2003, 11:49:22 AM
Koldar and Terra leave the inn, Terra allowing Koldar to lead the way. They eventually come to what seems to be the town square. Koldar turn to her and speaks.

"What do you think we're dealing with, Terra? Whatever was taking over Capher must be rather powerful and I don't think anything human could've defeated him. Though I'm not very religious I heard of creatures of the underworld possessing such stuff. If that's true maybe Capher's mission is even more important than I thought. What do you think?"

Terra thinks a moment then makes her reply.

"I don't really know what we are dealing with. I am not a religious person my self. I fear to embrace the gods should they lead me astray in the search to regain what is lost of myself.

What has happened to Capher may or may not be related, it may or may not be an external thing or force acting on him. I to have heard such stories of vile things possessing men and forcing them to do evil. These stories often arise because men do not wish to acknowledge that the vile thing is always within them, it is part of them, and of all things living. Capher may simply have been overpowered by the darkness that was in him, or it may be some form of possession as you suggest.

We can not know for certain, and for now Capher is beyond our help. Even if he were to return to us, he may always be beyond our help to conquer that which inflicts him. It is best to follow the path he has already layed out, as there we will be closer to the answers we need. There was a reason he wished to head to Milkengrad so urgently, we will need to find out what it is and how to proceed.

There is something I am curious about though. I know you do not know anything about the situation earlier with that dark rider, but you may know if that rider is unique, or if there are others like her. If you do, and there are, what do you know about them?"


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description

Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 8/8/03 6:40


Title: townsquare
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on August 09, 2003, 10:09:22 PM
Koldar smirks to himself as Terra gives her answer. No no, no yes, just some mysterious words, you should've guessed that before, Koldar! But his amusement dies quickly as Terra aks more about these dark riders and falls silent for a moment not sure what to answer.
Should he tell Terra why he calls himself Knight of the Moonlight? He mentioned something to Talia already, back in the Thirsty Herald but at this point he was not sure if Terra wouldn't implicate that he was a source of trouble. He hesitates for a moment and then signs his face showing a mask unwilling to let Terra read more than he was willing to tell.

"I don't know who this was back at the gate but the black riders are not unique. They're knights with a cause and I've met them before but I do not know what they're seeking here though they roam all Santharia I think. Still, they usually mean trouble wherever they are."

He explains this last sentence any further but hopes he did not sound too suspicious. Dropping the topic he wanders over to the nearest smith that seems to have decent collection of weaponry.

"Do you have any dwarven Steel here?" Koldar musters one of the blades weighing it carefully in his hand.

The smith lays down his hammer. "He asks if I have dwarven steel? Finest my friend. All this steel comes directly from Kor Donion or Kor Mithrid. Finest weapons. Sealed by the mastersmithes of the Dwarves themselves. 100 Silverbards worth."

The smith keeps praising the blade but Koldar eyes evry inch critical. "Sure, I believe anything you say but I doubt a dwarf would like it when you sell such swords as dwarvish creations."

And the haggling began.



Title: Re: Town Square
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 11, 2003, 08:44:22 AM
A slight amused smirk came to Koldars face as she answered his question as truthfully as she could, but when she asked of the dark rider. Koldar fell silent for a brief moment as he drew his face into a mask before answoring, but in that brief moment Terra knew he was not going to tell everything he knew of them.

Koldar having said all he was willing to say freely droped the subject and headed for the nearest smith with a good collection of weapons. Terra followed, and began weighing some knives, looking for a good boot knife to replace the on she lost in Strata, while Koldar haggles with the smith over a sword. Uninterested in the rather small collection of knives available waits till Koldar is finished with thes smith.

"Koldar, if you think they will cause us trouble, it is best tell me and the others as much as you can about them. We can not otherwise protect ourselves from their trouble effectively."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Bathing room
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 13, 2003, 08:04:22 AM
„ Good point, Avour!“

Talia looks around and out of the bath tube and sees attached to it a little shelf with several  sponges and soap on it.

„Look, here we have our tools. Turn your back to me and I will rub it!“


***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Bathing room
Post by: Avour on August 15, 2003, 08:29:22 PM
Avour bites the side of her bottom lip and raises her eyebrow making a some what comical face at the sponge that Talia was lathering up. She looks from the sponge to Talia and then raises her other eyebrow to match the first one. Slowly her lip flips out from her teeth. With a slight look of doubt Avour shrugs as she turns around.

"Avour-kin not see bubble making squishy before."


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Bathing room
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 17, 2003, 08:40:22 PM
Avour seems to be unused to this kind of communal bath, for that she acts very brave. Talia is aware of the trust Avour puts into her, a honour and a burden at the same time. - No, not a burden, but a responsibility. She sighs by this thought and starts then to rub gently Avours thin, greenish back. Her skin is soft and looks vulnerable, her dark long hair definitely needs a wash and so Talia starts washing it as well.

„Avour, lean back on my knees, put your head back and I wash your hair, you will see, it looks marvellous afterwards.“

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***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 9/9/03 14:24


Title: Re: Town Square
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on August 18, 2003, 09:21:22 PM
Koldar should've known that Terra was not being so easily satisfied but he certainly had told her everything he was willing to reveal. With a slight scowl on his face he turns back to her as he just agreed on a fair price on a new blade.

"I cannot tell if they'll cause us trouble. I doubt they know anything about us or even care. I told you as much as I dare. I cannot do more or I'll break commitments I made long ago and that go deeper than anything. If they'll cause trouble because of me then just do not get involved. It is better that way."

"Where should we stop next?" he asks meaning to change topic hanging is newly aquired sword over his shoulder.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.



Title: Re: Town Square
Post by: Avour on August 19, 2003, 10:17:22 PM
Avour grabs a lock of her hair and smells it. With a smile on her face she picks up the bar of soap and fumbles with the slipperyness of it some to begin with and starts to scrub Talia's back. "Slimey-clean like magic-dirt!" She announces as she fumbles after the soap again. Repeating to Talia what she had just had done to herself.

"OH!" Avour squeals as her eyes light up as she looks at Talia. "SKIRT!" She grins and opens her mouth in excitement doing a huge smile. Brushing her hand through her hair and then playing with Talia's hair making patterns on Talia's back with the soap bubbles Avour has fun, a simple fun that she hadn't had in a long time


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Town Square
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 20, 2003, 03:09:22 PM
Koldar having just agreed to a fair price for his new sword, turned to Terra with a slight scowl on his face and spoke.

"I cannot tell if they'll cause us trouble. I doubt they know anything about us or even care. I told you as much as I dare. I cannot do more or I'll break commitments I made long ago and that go deeper than anything. If they'll cause trouble because of me then just do not get involved. It is better that way."

Then he tried to change the subject by asking where they should stop next.

"I need a new cloak, and find a suitable boot knife to replace the one I lost."

As the set out, Terra continued.

"Vary well, if you do not wish to say more. If they cause trouble with any member of our group though, even you, I am already involved. I have made a commitment to get the group as far as Milkengrad, although we have already lost Capher, I am honor bound to it, and I will face anything that seeks to hinder us in this. Even these darkly clad knights if they so choose to hinder us."

Not far off she spots another smith who seems to specialize in knives and daggers as the first in swords. She heads in that direction, appraising the blades as she approached, determining those that may suit her needs. When she arrived at the booth she began carefully weighing the knives that had interested her, until she found one that suited her.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Town Square
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on September 08, 2003, 04:47:22 AM
Koldar is about to reply something but then let it fade realizing that he couldn't change Terra's opinion with any word.  After a moment he follows her hesitating but stops again when he sees a far too rememberable figure riding towards him. The black clad knight from the gate makes his way through his cloud ignoring the commoners and citizens thatcurse him as he unimpressed passes through the crowds straight to Koldar.
When she is beside him she bends down halfway to him. "Have you seen Koldar Mondrakken, yet?"
Koldar grits his teeth but makes a mostly amazed looking face though his get very hard.
"No, I haven't seent his Koldar Mondrakken since your last questioning. Why do you seek him?"

Under her mask you could nearly hear her sigh but then she continues in her commanding voice. "If you see him, tell him I have a message for him. Tell him: Even those that are lost can be hunted. He should meet me as soon as he can!" She looks at Terra who is standing at a shop closeby and then rides on.

"What does is that supposed to mean?"  he yells. The knight stops once again bending around on the horse. "It he means should start praying before weivóc got him. Corách is coming and this one might not end." With these words she turns around and rides on, Koldar looking after her. Just as she turns into a narrow street it seems to Koldar that another black rider disappears between the houses.

Koldar looks into the now empty alley where she has gone, her words ringing loud and threatening in his ears. What did she mean by that? Even those that are lost can be hunted. Was that a threat? If so, a strange one as it would mean she really thinks she knows he's the one she is looking for. His eyebrows narrowed he looks at Terra. "I need to find out where they've gone."

He does not wait for her nor does he asks her to accompany him. The words were just not leaving his mind. Corách was coming. For elves Corách had a very distinct meaning and only one made sense here: Some danger was rising.

Quickly Koldar sneaks into alley trying to figure out where the two knights might've gone from there. Following his instincts he just takes the next road left moving quickly from doorway to doorway.



Title: Re: Town Square
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 09, 2003, 04:33:22 PM
Terra was well aware af the black knight they had first encountered outside the city questioning Koldar again. She stole a covert glance at the knight, noticed only by the smith.

"Your friend in trouble Ma'am?"

Terra turns her full attention back to the smith and simply replies.

"Perhaps."

Terra noticed the knight riding off then heard Koldar yelling.

"What does is that supposed to mean?"

The knight stoped a returned her reply.

"It he means should start praying before weivóc got him. Corách is coming and this one might not end."

Then rides on. Terra was not sure of the true meaning but she did recognize some of the words as being Styrásh. Koldar looks to her with narrowed eyebrows then speaks.

"I need to find out where they've gone."

Koldar sneaks into the ally way after the knight as Terra completes her deal with the smith and passes him the currency for a finely made boot knife, though not suited for thowing. Quickly sliding it into the sheith in her boot, she found it fit perfectly where the twin would have been, and followed after Koldar with a sigh.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: In the bath!
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 09, 2003, 11:32:22 PM
„Oh Avour, you are tickling me! Huh! Please stop it!“ Talia is screaming with amusement.
„Maybe we stop now and rinse the soap out of our hair, otherwise we won‘t be finished when it is time for dinner! I want to buy some new clothes before as well!“

After both are finished, the clothes have arrived . Master Tim has send somebody who has brought them to their other room. Talia looks for some fresh water, finds two mugs already prepared with some vinegar to wash the soap out and flavouring scents.

„Stand up now Avour. I rinse your hair and body and you do the same with me!“

This is pure luxury here, bathing towels are waiting for them outside.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: In the bath!
Post by: Avour on September 11, 2003, 11:46:22 PM
Having made Talia laugh, Avour beams a smile and stands up. "Rinsey!" Avour giggled as Talia rinsed the suds off her body. "Avour-kin get to wear SKIRT!" She giggled and looked around strangely. "Smell...." She frowned as she looked about curious. Taking a wiff of the air in front of her, Avour rubbed her nose with her forearm and then stared at her arm with her eyes wide open.

"ahh!" She squealed with a smile on her face. "Smell is Avour-Kin!" Grabbing Talia's arm she sniffed that as well and laughed a belly laugh. "Talia-kin smell pretty many!" Doubling over as she laughed Avour tried to calm herself but couldn't.


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: In the bath!
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 14, 2003, 07:41:22 AM
Talia looks slightly puzzled at Avour, who can‘t stop laughing, but after a few moments of pure amazement, she just can‘t help but joining Avour. So they end both in sitting outside the bathtub, wrapped in bathing towels laughing till the tears are streaming from their eyes. It gets even worse, as Talia‘s dune mouse comes out the heap of the old clothes and starts to sniff at their toes.

Talia decides that they have to stop being so childish, though this surely helps them to release all the tensions they have build up on the ship.

Still laughing, she says to Avour: „Come on, lets dress in our skirts and go shopping!“

As Avour hear skirt, she laughs even more, saying: „Avour, skirt, Avour skirt, Talia skirt!“

And the laughter goes on.

Finally Talia wipes the tears from laughing so hard out of her face.

„Now, where are our clothes? Come on Avour, in the other room!“

There she finds lying on a bed to sets of clothes, a bigger one for her, one for Avour. She quickly puts on a raw white linen shirt, a dark green long skirt with a broad embroidery near the hem and a matching bodice.
„Oh Avour, I think I never have worn such clothes before!“ Put on yours and then we go shopping if you are not too tired!“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Town Square
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on September 15, 2003, 11:14:22 PM
koldar nearly thinks that he's lopst the knight in the narrow alleyways that led to more secluded places within the city but somehow he always manages to take the right way seeing the knight just disappear after the next corner when he hurries not to lose her. His mind was yelling at him that this is far from being an accident and this is smellinbg like a trap but his curiosity has taken over and he just felt that he must use this opportunity to gain valueable information.

Suddenly when he marched around a corner he nearly runs into the knights. He quickly hides behind an empty barrel and sees them disappear into an obviously abandoned house. Giving them ten seconds advantage Koldar slides into the empty backyard and sneaks to the house. Through the door he can hear  the low voices of the two knights.



Title: back yard
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on September 19, 2003, 09:27:22 AM
Koldar listens to the voices behinmd the door.

The elven voice - normally a race known for its beauty and elegance - sounds in its harsh commanding tone.

"Why are we playing games anyway. Let's get him and the item the source spoke of and off we are." Another voice far more restrained and calm answers.
"You know that the paths don't unfold that way and our source was very vague about the importance of the signs. These are the downsides of all divine. We cannot tell what role he or the upcoming events will have, their arrival here already clouds our vision on the future. Something has happened otherwise we would not have even stumbled over him here but the people in the harbour would not tell me more." - "Even more of a reason to get these selfish humans out of this. The greater the danger they carry with themselves the more trouble they'll cause."

"Patience. Let's for now complete our mission... right?"


Koldar presses his ear closer to the wood waiting for a response. What was their mission? What do they want from him? But as the silence extends even longer Koldar's alarm bells start ringing. The last words of the unknown voice were not a question, they were a signal!

Koldar withdraws quickly from the door but before he can fully withdraw the door bursts open and two black knights in full clad armor appear with drawn swords.

"Who is sneaking around before our door?" -"Have you suddenly found the one we seek?" the elf asks in a rather sarcastic tone. "What a great idea to spy on elves with unwashed human ears, won't you say?" she adds sniffy her Shamshir ready in fron of her chest.

Koldar is left with no other way but to retreat to the nearest wall his brand new sword drawn as well. Whoever these two were this female elf definetely had a serious problem with her attitude and he really hopes that he's not the reason for that With a slightly coarse voice he adresses the taller figure that even hovers over the slender elf.
"I was coming to ask how you found me, actually."

Edited by: Koldar Mondrakken at: 9/19/03 1:35


Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 19, 2003, 01:19:22 PM
Terra emerges from the ally behind the elves that had Koldar backed up against the opposite wall. Taking a quick look at each of Koldars apponents, she drew her moonblade in answer to their sword.

"I told you I will stand against any that seek to impede us from compleating our task. I gave my word on this, I am bound to it, and I am prepared to die to see my word fullfilled."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on October 01, 2003, 04:33:22 AM
The two knights were a bit confused about Koldar's question and Terra's sudden appearance. The female elf comes a bit closer hissing sharply. "A friend of yours, Koldar?" Koldar gives her a wry smile.

Meanwhile the taller of the two turns to Terra. "So your task is to sneak around  in front of people's doors. Did I get that right, Misses? - While I know that Koldar has a habit of doing these things I wouldn't have thought that he needs help with doing such things. And to answer your question, koldar Mondrakken, we followed a call. A call that describes someone like you bringing a great danger from the jewel of the South. What have you done in this pest-infested slums in the south and what have you found that is capable of unleashing a demon? By the gods, have you lost your mind. A demon!"
The knight looks accusingly from Terra to Koldar.

"I want what you've stolen from the dungeons of Strata. A dark secret surrounds it."



Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 01, 2003, 03:46:22 PM
Terra stood ready to strike, but still listened vigilenltly to the speach of the taller elf that had turned to her. Then spoke coolly when he had finnished.

"I fear we know of the demon you speak of. But we can not give you the item you seek. It's secrets are our only clue to how to stop what has been set in motion."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on October 04, 2003, 07:10:22 AM
It seems like the elves look at each other as if Terra's words just confoirmed all their nightmares.

"Whatever you set in motion, it must end now before you do even more damage.Give us the artefact or we will end it. You've awakened something dark. We were warned. Now give us the artefact or we will have to take it. We won't allow the darkness to crawl beyond the borders of this kingdom so make your choice."

The male elf stepped closer to Terra now his sword ready to attack.

Koldar wants to interfere, this absolute nearly fanatic commitment for the goal was what he knew too well from the past and it seldomly ended well. He wants to get between the black knight and Terra "Wait, how can you think we have caused any of this. We headed out to stop... " but the second one stops him. "We do not listen to traitors." the female elf hisses.

"But I'm no liar. Whatever troubles the order we did not cause it. You're looking at the wrong spot for dangers."

The female knight now steps between Koldar and the male elf. "How can you be sure? You abondened the path of the order long ago and your destiny now follows a dark road. You should remember that we do not have the option to take chances. Do not get in our way. Imael, this is getting a farce. Why should we allow two vagabonds to ambush us and ask impertinent questions?"

The male elf's eyes pierce right through Terra as if he was not noticing her at all. "I hoped your sense of duty would be still strong enough to trust us in this. When you do not obey now you will not get another chance."

Koldar is shocked about the earnest in these words. "This is insane and you should know it." he replies weakly.

"See it how you want but I call it insanity that you want to stand in our way. If you don't want to give us the artefact I fear we have to take it." With his voice turning now as icy as his companion ones he adds to Terra. "Get out of my way." He puts his sword away  and steps towards Terra meaning to walk past Terra.

Koldar gulped. He obviously thinks that they must have left the artefact in the Inn with Avour and Talia and it is bad that he's right. They must do something!



Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 06, 2003, 03:32:22 AM
When the elf had finished speaking once more, he stepped forward shiething his Sword. Terras own vigilent gaze locked on him, not being intimadated by him, and shieth her own sword, before stepping slightly to the side. Before he could pass Terra stops him with a hand placed gracefully in his path.

"It is clear that this Orders goals coincide with ours, but we can't just turn over the artifact to who ever demands it of us. I trust that whatever has be released must be stopped, and if you are indeed of this order, I offer a comprimise. An exchange of what we know about what is going on, and from there we may discuss what to do next."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 24, 2003, 05:57:22 AM
Avour dresses as well - with much laughter and giggling, but when they are ready to go, she looks again tired and exhausted. So Talia decides to go alone and tries to persuade Avour to stay.

She sits beside her and lays an arm around her back.

„Avour, take a rest now, we don‘t know, what the future will bring and when we will have the next opportunity to rest so comfortably again. I leave my sword with you, I don‘t think it is convenient ot have it with me, with this skirt, the knives will do in this peaceful town. But maybe you should touch it in my presence, with my hand on the hilt, you know, it is a bit peculiar when a foreigner tries to touch it.“

Talia takes her sword out of the shed and gives it to Avour who touches it only slightly, the sword seems to hum - in an agreeable way. Talia puts it back on the bed avour is sitting on.

„And maybe we should look for a safe place for these precious stones? You still have them with you, somewhere, do you? Well, no idea where to hide them. Oh, I got a weird idea, please give them to me, especially the green big one, keep some of the others...“

Talia vanishes in the other room, but is back soon.

„Ok, let‘s get some useful things and maybe I get half an hour of sleep as well before our meeting tonight! see you soon, Avour!“

Light hearted Talia leaves the inn to take a peaceful walk through the town and to buy some useful - and some luxury things.

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 12/18/03 17:34


Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 02, 2003, 06:03:22 PM
The male elf huffed, as the female elf yelled, "We will not make deals with the likes of you!". The male elf tried to push past Terra, but she realized that the next place they would look was the inn. This indeed had to stop now. Events were unfolding as they squabbling, and it was obvious these black knights were not open to reason. Terra acted quickly grabbing his arm, using his forward momentum along with the strength and weight of her whole body, thrust the elf face first into a wall. As the elf fell seemingly unconscious, but only stunned, Terra turned in the same smooth movement drawing her Moonblade and bringing it up ready to strike now facing the female elf.

The female elf seeing Terra act against her partner, rushed Koldar, swinging her sword with skill. As Koldar fought back desperately, their skills seemed equal despite the elf superior experiance.

As Terra causiously approached the furious fight between the female elf and Koldar, the male elf stired and rose. Before Terra could react the elf blindsided her, slamming her full force into the opposite wall, causing Terra to drop her Moodblade, which fell harmlessly to the ground, the blade barely missing her foot. Before Terra could recover herself and fight back, the elf wrapped his arms around her, pinning her arms to her sides so she could not reach any of her other weapons. He was stronger than her, and dragged her a short distance away from the wall.

It was then Terra saw an opening were she may be able to turn the battle back to her favor. Terra lifted her legs planting both boots agianst the wall and shoved off with all the strenght she could gather. This forced the elf to stumble backwards, then topple over Terra still held powerfully in his arms. Both of them hit their heads hard aginst the wall of the building Terra had first thrust the elf into, with teh male elf taking the brunt of the fall. He was this time rendered unconscious, but Tarra was badly stunned, her head fuzzy, and could not keep her vision quite straight, and stubled seemingly drunkenly over to where her Moonblade lay on the ground bracing herself against the wall, trying to clear her head, but it only go more fuzzy, more unclear.


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Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on December 15, 2003, 05:53:22 AM
"Come on, this is not necessary." Koldar mutters disappointed but obviously the female elf is not open to reasoning. Evading a devastating blow Koldar dives away from the wall to prevent getting trapped in a corner.
"You  should work on your attitude, Kaiá. Just because I was sick of my life doesn't mean I suddenly work for ... " Koldar barely escaped the stroke aimed for his throat. "...some evil spirit or somethinggg...." again barely evading a thrust in his stomach he finds himself forced against the wall.

With nowhere to go he does not hesitates - in an exchange of swordsplay he would certainly lose!- , instead Koldar dodges the elf's next blow and uses her open defense to throw himself ontop of her very unchivalrous, it seems his participation in many bar brawls finally pays off and surprised by his sudden move the female elf loses her balance and Koldar lands on top of her.

Before he can really enjoy this little victory an armored knee hits his left ear and the elf  now rolls ontop. Her Shamshir aims hungrily at his head but somehow he evades this thrust  by nearly dislocating his neck. Koldar again answers with a rather crude right punch into her face and again manages to get ontop of things this time making sure she couldn't hit him again.

"Now... can ... we... please... play... nice." Koldar tries to suggest fighting her wild attempts to get out of this situation but she doesn't seem to listen. As a last resort he puts his sword at her throat his voice now recognizable strained. "Can... we... please... play... nice... now...?" but the elf now seems to get into real frenzy and Koldar has a hard time not to cut her by accident.

Suddenly she stops fighting and gets nearly calm her blue eyes facing Koldar nearly desperate. "Neánaía..." she whispers and closes her eyes. "What!?"

Koldar already fears that he might've harmed her without knowing it but then she opens her eyes again. They turnt jet-black! Shocked as black eyes are only known from darkelven tribes he nearly lost his grip on her but this time she didn't fight to free herself.

"Avásh Inaiá"

Her hard voice echoes through the backyrd, but before Koldar realizes the words something hit him like an iron hammer on the chest and throws him three peds through the air. He lands hard against the wall close to Terra. He nearly cuts his hand at her moonblade but when he looks up he sees the female elf obviously readying another magical strike. This accelerates Koldar's reflexes. Not waiting for any answers he grabs Terra's arm. "Time for a tactical retreat." and stumbles onto his feet. No time too soon as the brickwall besides him and Terra explodes under another Fist of Thunder. The female elf looks now like a demon herself in her black armor and black eyes sparkling crazed. Her red hair waves in her summoned winds like flames as she invokes another spell of her.

Losing no time he aims for the gap between the houses leading to the alley hoping that Terra will follow up as. Behind the next corner he crashlands behind some rubber gasping for air.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight

Edited by: Koldar Mondrakken at: 12/14/03 22:52


Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 15, 2003, 04:55:22 PM
Terra's vision was beginning to blur when a form she could only vaguely comprehend as Koldar flew though the air and hit the wall near her. He then reached up and grabbed her arm, the insignificant weight of his hand almost dragging her down, then spoke before stumbling to his own feet. Terra could only nod numbly not fully understanding the words, then bent to pick up her Moonblade as the wall exploded, forcing Terra to brace herself on the ground with one hand as the other grasped the hilt.

Terra turned away from the female elf, and tried to make her escape, stumbling more erratically with every few steps. She was only vaguely aware of where Koldar had duct between the houses, and she did all she could to focus her wavering vision there. She had almost made it there when she tripped and stumbled violently steering her both into the narrow passage down which Koldar gone, but also out of the way of the female elf's magic. Terra made her way down the passage as quick as she could, using her free hand weakly to try to stabilize her. She could feel her head throbbing painfully, and her limbs becoming heavy, weak and near useless as she pressed on through what seemed and endless passage. Finally leaving the passage she leans up against the wall beside the passage unable to go any further. Within moments of bracing herself against the wall the pain in her head became intolerable, and the world began to go dark as her her Moonblade slide from her hand and clattered into the ally. She began to fall, sliding down the wall, a smear of blood left tracing the path of her head, and she was unconscious before she hit the ground.


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Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 19, 2003, 03:15:22 AM
Chylikis is bigger than Talia had thought. The inn Koldar had guided them to seemd to be quite near the southern gate. In the direction to the north the town suddenly stretches far. After questioning some people where one could buy clothes and other things, Talia reaches finally the marketplace. It takes some time, till she can decide which clothes were fitting her - they are all so different of what she knows from the Shendar and has seen in Strata, but finally she comes out of a store with a pair of  leather trousers, linnen shirts, a waistcoat out of fine red  wool and a leatherjacket. In an additional packet are clothes and some nice things for Avour.

A new knife would be a good idea, one of her best she had lost on the ship. Talia goes onto the next smith, wishing that Koldar or Terra would assit her in dealing with the people here. Not far away is a smith who seems to have more than just two blades. Maybe if she asks for dwarven steel? Even with not yet having met a dwarf, Talia at least knows, that they have the best weapons available. with a friendly smile on her face, she enters the shop:

„Hello, I‘m looking for a dwarven blade, do you have one?“

The shopkeeper looks at her with a doubt in his eyes. He sees a woman with a dress in front of him asking for dwarven steel!

„Of course, milady, we have the best you can find, direct imported from Kor Donion or Kor Mithrid.“ I already sold a good dwarven sword today.2

„Really? Then show me please what you have, a dagger or good knive will do though.“

Should Koldar been here, she thinks. But no, the town is big enough to have more people looking for swords, but well, maybe?

The shopkeeper offers her a small variety of knives, Talia looks at them questioning.

„Can you show me the trademark please?“ she asks.

The shopkeeper looks at her angrily.

„You doubt, that they are dwarven? I don‘t have to sell them to you, one customer a day who doubts that I have quality works here is enough!“

„Oh, you did have problems today already with selling your dwarven blades? Well, I takes these two knives for one silverbard!“

The shopkeeper has to learn, that a well dressed lady is not an easy customer either and curses the day, when he bought the false dwarven knives.

Talia leaves the shop with a hidden smile. It looks as if Koldar has been here. It is not far from the inn. Maybe she would meet the two friends accidentically?

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"



Title: Re: back yard
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on December 19, 2003, 04:21:22 AM
Koldar just recovered enough to keep going but Terra was unusual slow. He looks worried back just to see Terra come stumbling around the corner before he could call her to hurry he sees her faint and drop unconscious leaving a blood stain at wall. Not waisting any time Koldar picks up her sword shoving it into his belt and pulls her by her arms around the next corner into a muddy backyard. Carefully he rests Terra sitting against a wooden fence and tries to listen for anyone following them.

After a few moment he can hear the voices of the elves obviously deciding where to go. "There... blood... one is hurt... they cannot be far..."

Koldar's hearts pumps faster as he hears heavy boots coming closer and he readies his sword pressing himself into the shadows of the corners. Suddenly the footsteps stop and Koldar holds his breathe. He can only hope that their elven ears were disturbed enough by the noise of the city but he can only wait. But Seyella is with him once again, a huge wagon full of wine barrels comes rumbling down the road.

Koldar takes this gained time and returns to Terra's side, this time lifting her onto his shoulders. Giving that Terra is bigger than him it must be a funny side but Koldar does not risk time getting caught in this kind of situation in broad daylight. He sees another exit from the backyard into another sidestreet and hurries into a small sidealley with many cellar doors and closed windows. Obviously the backside of those buildings.

Quickly choosing between two cellar doors who look rather unkept he opens one... and ends up in a dark, dirty cellar tavern. The bartender and the few customers who were still capable to lift their heads look curiously at this strange couple. With a pretended, friendly smile on his face Koldar makes his way around some tables to a secluded corner, all with Terra still on his shoulders of course.

As he passes a table where a dirty man with more hair in his ears than on  his scalp and foul teeth watched him with a smeary grin on his face. "Now friend, where did ya' get that gal, eh? Just found it on the street and thought to take it home, ya?" Not in the mood for jokes Koldar slaps the man on the back of his head and smashes his grinning face onto the table where it suddenly fell silent. seeing that the othercustomers and the bartender as well found suddenly other intersting things to stare at, like flies under the roof or some very interesting spots at the wall.

Without a word Koldar heads for the corner he had seen and quickly gets rid of the man that occupies it - who was in a condition where he didn't mind sleeping on the ground anyway. He lays Terra on the  bank carefully trying not to hit her head any more than it seems and feels for the wound. It seems only a light wound but with hits to the head you never know.

Trying to wake her Koldar cautious shakes her by the shoulders. "Hey, Terra? Are you still there?"


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 20, 2003, 01:22:22 AM
For a few minutes Terra lay lifeless on the bank, oblivious to the world around her, the stirred ever so slightly and groaned distantly in pain. But for a long moment lay still before Terra's eyes once again show signs of life, her body hurt all over, and pain still pounded in her head to the extent that it distorted her perception. Terra tried to turn her head slightly to look at the blurry familiar shape she could only assume was Koldar, but the attempt ended abruptly as pain shot through her body. Terra tried desperately to gather her thought to speak the the Haze that hung in her mind, after a few moments she put together the only words she could and spoke them,

"Where is my sword?"


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Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 21, 2003, 11:50:22 PM
The city is definitely to big to find Koldar and Terra accidentcally. So Talia heads back to the tavern they are staying. When she enters the room, she sees Avour on her bed, sound asleep. But something is wrong, after a short time she notices, that there is a faint humming, a sound - and it comes from her belongings. The flute! She hurries to her things, dropping her new bought stuf and unpacks the instrument. Before she unwraps it, she hesitates. it was quite an unpleasant experience she had with it back in Strata - but it showed her , that Capher was in danger.
And now? Could be only Terra and Koldar. She cursed the two for bringing themselves so soon onto danger again, where she had hoped for a quiet evening, but then unwrapped the flute.

Nebulous pictures are flowing through her head - a flash of Terra lying on a bench, Koldar next to her, in a dark place.

Talia dropped the flute, which was now humming loudly.

Terra was seriously hurt! And the place wasn‘t a good one either, at least, that was the impression, the flute had given Talia. The flute had showed them the way to Capher back then. It would be working now as well.

so Talia quickly changed from her dress to the newbought clothes and added part of her armour, the tunica. Luckily it was so light and moveable, that it did not hinder. Grabbing her sword and putting it on the shed on her back she hurried out of the room, the flute wrapped in a cloth again, in her bag.

Hurrying out of the house, Talia runs into Hajarian.

„Sorry Sir, Koldar and Terra have managed to get into trouble again, hope we are back in time for the meal.“

Using the flute as a guide Talia quickly finds Koldar and Terra in one of the dirtiest holes she has ever seen. Both are in a corner , Terra still lying on that bench Talia has seen in the images the flute has shown her. As Talia approaches with a quick step, she comes just in time to hear Terra ask:

"Where is my sword?"

Despite the unpleasant situation, Talia has to smile: Barely able to lift her eyelids, the warrioress asks for her sword. Gently pushing Koldar aside, who looks not much better than Terra, though he is at least able to stand, Talia looks at Terras head and answers for him:

„Don‘t move, Terra, Koldar has your sword! Let have me a look at your head. Hmm, not bad, seems you have had a several blow on it. Please, allow me to put some southing plants on it and some bandages. and as soon as we are at home, you should stay for at least three days in bed not moving or sitting upright, otherwise you will keep a permanent headache from it.“

Waiting for a nod from Terra, Talia looks in the face of this strong woman, which has a special beauty though it looks fairly battered just now.

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 12/22/03 0:29


Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 23, 2003, 03:21:22 PM
Not moments after she spoke another face entered her perception, it was a femillior feminine form. Details of her surroundings had become clearer, but she still could not make out who the form was, but somehow its pressence put her more at ease. When Talia spoke, it was no only the words but the sound of her voice that calmed Terra all the more. Terra responded to Talia after a moment to collect what thoughts she could grasp from the slowly lifting haze,

"That is good. ... I would not want to face those elves agian to get it back. ... Do what you need to do."

Terra looked around with her eyes, careful not to move any more than she could help, looking for another femilior form. That of a female elf she was sure she could spot easy by her unusual skin color. When her eyes could not find what they sought, she decided to ask Talia,

"Talia,... Where is Avour?"


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Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 12/23/03 7:34


Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 24, 2003, 01:18:22 AM
„Avour is sound asleep on her bed, don‘t worry. Don‘t move, I will have a look at your head now.“

Talia carefully turns Terras head slighlty to see how the injury looks like. It is a bruise, the skin has snapped open, but not too much, a nice lumb is evolving. The wound has to be cleaned, but not here.Talia decides, to wrap just  some cloths around the head to stop the bleeding and to do the rest in the inn, where she has some herbs to accelerate the healing as well. This place is not one she wants to stay in longer. Just by being here you might catch an illness worse than Terras injury.

„Terra, I put now some bandages around your head, not more, in the inn I will clean your wound and give you some stuff that you can soon risk your neck again.“

Quickly she takes some clean cloths out of her emergency bag she always carries with her and wraps them around Terras head.

„Ok, now we have to bring you home, and though it would be better to transport you lying, I see no way to do it here. Koldar we have to take her between us. I see, you are not well either, but do you think you can manage? Terra is not exactly a lightweight.“

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 12/23/03 17:19


Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on December 28, 2003, 08:41:22 AM
Koldar's pose stiffens as someone else is entering this dungeon of the Doomed - or however you'd like to call this dirthole. He is relieved, yet also quite surprised to see Talia entering the tavern and coming straight to their place as if some magical signs were all pointing to them. Hopefully their other company can't see it, though. Talia shoves him aside as she sees Terra's ill condition but Koldar doesn't mind. he has enough other things in his mind.

Whatever these knights heard and whoever told them it, he obviously also affected their sanity. Normally elves were the last to start trouble that way and the female one could barely restrain herself. They were lucky, normally they should be already dead by now and never seeing it coming. The story of the knights seems incoherent, it makes no sense to him and even more so where did they get that info from? All question that needed answers.

Koldar is pulled out of his thoughts as Talia suggests to carry Terra between them. She seems worried about him but obviously not aware that its not his exhaustion but the new dangers they might have to face on their further journey.

...Koldar we have to take her between us. I see, you are not well either, but do you think you can manage?

With stern face he softly takes Talia's hand and shakes his head.

"No, I cannot come with you. I was about to leave Terra here when you came. This way it is better but we have a major problem. The Inn is not safe and someone has to insure our new friends won't get there before you do. They know Terra and me but probably won't remember you. With Terra in disguise you should be able to get to the Inn without confrontation. I'm sorry but I'm sure you both can do it.
I'll try to lead our attackers on a false track. Let's meet at the shrine of Armeros at the eastern plaza of Chylikis. In about an hour."

Koldar turns to the bartender of this establishment. "Hey, do you have a backdoor?" Obviously disturbed by this unusual high traffic of customers at this time in the morning the bartender points to a halfrotten door before he continues cleaning - or something like it - a mug. The door seems to lead to what is called the kitchen in here.

Koldar helps Talia with getting Terra on her feet. "Come on Terra you can do it."  And then takes up his sword sheath.
"You take the backdoor. I have to see that I find our friends. - Don't worry, I'll do the best I can." Giving Talia one of his childish smiles. "I'll run."
He winks at the two women and heads for the stairs.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 28, 2003, 09:12:22 AM
Terra was barely conscious of Talia and Koldar's conversation. She could not quite understand it, and was not of a spirit to ask them to stop and clarify, but she could gather that Koldar was seeking to draw the Elf Knights from her. Then Koldar and Talia helped her to feet. Terra was clearly conscious of Koldar leaving her ever broadening perception, and called to him, her voice faltering some, but having a strength not akin to her current condition,

"Koldar. My sword."

It was her most cherished and prized possession. To her it defined her existence, though not in the literal sense that others saw in it. She never knew how, but it was her strongest bond to her past, a past still lost to her, and that she seeks. Terra refused to die without it, and even if mortally wounded or ill, she would pursue it till her last breath passed from her body. Terra would only die in peace with the Moonblade in her possession.


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Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 28, 2003, 10:03:22 AM
„ I don‘t see, how you could hold up a dog which is attacking you!“ Talia replies to Koldar. „Not to think of „your friends“. Was it the black Lady we met in front of the gates? Oh darn, Koldar, why didn‘t you tell us some stories of your past earlier! The inn not safe? I don‘t believe it, until I see it.“
Talia sighs.
„OK, let me bring Terra home and mend her head a bit, I will meet you at Armeros shrine, maybe I can invite haj to help us. Why Armeros shrine btw?“


OCC: We need Terras sword, Koldar! Terra, I thought about bringing you to a shrine of Nehtor which will come into sight while bringing you home - there you might be safer ;)  

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"



Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on December 29, 2003, 04:45:22 AM
„ ...Not to think of „your friends“. Was it the black Lady we met in front of the gates? Oh darn, Koldar, why didn‘t you tell us some stories of your past earlier!...“

"Because it was none of your business!" Koldar answers irritated, but as soon as he's said that he bites his teeth in regret.

"I'm sorry, maybe later, but now is not the right time. Terra here's your sword." Koldar hands the still weak Terra her sword.
"These friends shun the public and couldn't explain their agenda in a court of Justice. They will hesitate to act under the noses of the Order of Armeros. They avoid direct confrontations there, at least for some time."

Koldar turns around and leaves quickly. Back in the alley he quickly hurries back to from where he and Terra came hoping to find the two knights still looking for him and Terra.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 29, 2003, 07:10:22 AM
Terra takes up her sword, a wild, unrestful look in her eyes subsiding, and so too the unnatural stength, as meager as it was in her condition, that seemed to course through her at the possiblity of the loss of her charished blade. Slowly, weakly she lines up the blade, and slides it back in place at her hip. Now ready to move on with Talia. As Koldar was leaving Terra spoke after him, her voice weak, but showing signs that Terra herself was recovering slowly,

"Don't get yourself killed. I can not come to your rescue this time."

Terra leaned heavily on Talia, raising a hand to her throbbing head, and speaking wearily,

"I think we should go. I... I am not sure how long my strenght will last."


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Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 12/30/03 6:00


Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 30, 2003, 07:57:22 PM
Talia looks after Koldar, wondering, why his words have hurt her. He is right, his past is not her business - at least as long it doesn‘t catch up with them.

With a sigh, she puts Terras arm around her neck holding her hand, then puts hers around her waist, hoping terra would be able to walk on her own. Carrying her as Koldar must have done it would probably be a bit of a problem.

Though Koldar has asked for the backdoor, Talia decides to take the door she came in, knowing there were no fences or walls they had to climb over. as long as her sword wouldn‘t start to hum, they should be save.

The way back to the inn seemed far longer than when she had looked for the two. Slowly walking Talia notices while passing a blue coloured house with a banded riceau painted on its walls, as well as some plants, one of them Talia recognises as a Yahrl. A few steps down the street, she suddenly stops: This blue house is a temple of Nehtor and there Terra would be looked after much better than Talia was able to.

„Terra, this blue house is a temple of Nehtor, I‘ll bring you there, they know how to look after your head much better than I would be able to - and I can try to meet Koldar a bit earlier.“

The both turn round and are welcomed in the house of the god of the healing. After a few minutes and some coins from Talia for the temple Terra lies on a bed and a healer starts to look after her.

„Don‘t touch her sword“ she advises the staff there, „or she will jump from your bed even if she is unconscious!“

Taking Terras hand and pressing it slightly, she talks to her, now in a low voice.
„Stay here Terra, till you feel considerable better. You have to keep your head down for a while, or you will have a neverending headache. I try to send for Haj for help. ´Don‘t worry about us, you know, I‘m blessed by the gods with a neverending streak of luck.“

Then Talia asks one of the younger men there to bring a note to Haj to the inn. Quickly she writes some lines on a piece of leather found in her pockets, but tells it the boy as well.

„Please go to the inn next to the southern gate. There ask for a tall man called Hajarian Ryelliin. Please tell him, Talia needs help and that he should meet me at the temple of Armeros in about half an hour. It is urgent.“

The boy leaves for the inn , and Talia hurries to the temple of Armeros, praying that her run of good luck will go on.

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"



Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on December 30, 2003, 09:10:22 PM
On normal circumstances, being disturbed during his meditations warranted an ill-favoured response to the poor trespasser, but from his run in with Talia only a short time ago, Hajarian expected that a matter would come up where his services may be required. A quick series of taps bounded against the wooden door, which soon creaked open in addition. A young man's head peeped through, obviously cautiously, before he uttered, rather meakly, "Umm, sir? Mr. Ryelliin?" Instantly, the eyes of the magus split open, followed by a slow, calculated glance towards the door. In response, he spoke only one word:

"Yes?"

"I, uh, have a note for you. 's from a lass named Talia. Umm... here." Opening the door only slightly more, the boy shoved an arm through bearing the note. Hajarian nodded, then stood and approached. Grabbing the note from the man, he nonchallantly opened and read it. It was hastily scribed, confirming the note's aura of urgency. Closing it, he placed it in the pocket of his robe and looked at the boy. With a quick grin and nod, the young man scampered off, leaving the mage, once again, alone.

"Well," the sorcerer muttered to himself, "let's see what troubles my fair companions now." And with that, and a quick snatch of his arcane rod from its position by the door, Hajarian set off from the Temple of Armeros.

*****

It took only a short duration to get to the temple, yet with the time it had taken for the boy to get him from the inn, Talia must have been there long before the arcanist arrived. He approached her slowly upon recognition, his rod held tightly in his right hand, radiating a soft and dim red glow. Without a change in expression, he inquired:

"So, what's our newest dilemma?"

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 31, 2003, 12:48:22 AM
Talia has just left  the temple of Armeros, where she has been looking for Koldar, when their fellow mage addresses her, asking in what kind of trouble they are now.

„Oh Hajarian, I can‘t tell you much. This strange flute I bought in Strata told me that both were in danger and needed me. I found both, Koldar and Terra in a dirty hole of an inn, Terra almost dead from a blow on her head, and Koldar in only a slightly better condition. I brought Terra to the temple of Nehtor nearby, but Koldar insisted on securing the street or holding up their enemies or what ever. He told me to meet here in about an hour. This hour should be over by now.“

Talia looks at Hajarian with a  shy smile:

„Now we haven‘t even made a contract and we need you already. Thanks for coming so quickly. I hope I didn‘t call you for nothing. But Koldar and Terra are so excellent fighters, that I assumed, when they are in such a bad condition, that more than some swords are involved. I don‘t know anything, but I fear, it has something to do with this black elven lady we met near the gates - though Koldar didn‘t confirm it.“

Talia sighs, looks for a place to seat down but decides, it may be better to wait standing.

„And I hoped for a quiet evening with some of the stories Koldar promised to tell. Now I met him already some time ago, back in the Herald, but I don‘t know much more about him than about you, Mr. Ryelliin. And I bet as soon as I‘m asking you to tell me something about your travels, something will happen to prevent your answer, even if you would be willing to give me one!“

OCC: I know, something is happening now -darn,  I want a story!!!

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/7/04 12:41


Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Avour on December 31, 2003, 08:15:22 AM
Avour yawned and thought about following Talia once she was out of the room. She laid on the bed and pretended to sleep, her eyes slowly getting heaavier and heavier until she was eventually asleep and subtly snoring.

ooc - had a quick read through it, seems like she'd still be sleeping. Thanks for the email Talia


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 31, 2003, 08:22:22 AM
Terra was in no condition to argue with laying still, her head still throbbed, but the pain had subsided enough that she was now aware of the pain over her entire body. Her body must have be pelted with debree blasted from the walls by the elf womans magic. Terra felt vary fortunate to have survived the encounter, though still in great pain from the many injuries minor and savear she had incured. When Talia pressed Terra's hand, and spoke in a low voice to which Terra responded,

"Don't worry about me. Go and do what must be done. If I am not well enough to travel when it is time to move on, leave me. Get everyone to Milkengrad, and find out why Capher needed to get there so urgently."

Terra paused fo a moment to let her words sink in,

"If I can, I will endever to join you there, but don't wait for me. Time is already against us, and events have stolen our only means of direction in this, and left only clues that must be followed quickly."

Talia seeming to understand, turned to a young man and gave him a message before leaving to meet up with Koldar.


Admin Contact Info: Mortus Pryde/Terra Atremos

'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 12/31/03 0:26


Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on January 02, 2004, 09:54:22 PM
Hajarian couldn't help but grin at Talia's last statement. "Indeed," he replied, "though I'm not sure how much stories of myself I would be willing to indulge you with if any at all. I am no bard, though I do suppose some of my exploits might be entertaining." He turned to peer around at the temple in which they resided, before continuing. "You just seem to have the unfortunate knack for winding up with the folk who like to keep their secrets, I'm afraid. Assuming that Terra is the same?"


OOC: Bah, short, but, it's 5:00 am and I haven't slept yet. :p   So no more from me tonight... ;)  

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle

Edited by: Hajarian Ryelliin at: 1/2/04 13:54


Title: At Armeros temple
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 03, 2004, 02:00:22 AM
OCC: Was enough to answer you!



„Yeah, you are surely right! I wouldn‘t know on whom to bet, if you would ask me who of the two have more secrets, Terra or Koldar!“

Talia looks around the next corner, if Koldar is coming somewhere, but there is no sight of him. So she returns to Hajarian.

„Well, you had some more time to experience some adventures, but I think - I pray, that yours are not as dark as that of Capher turned out to be. He was such a nice and friendly man. I know he was a shape shifter  - he changed to a female ogre shortly after we left the Herald to save some people from Bium, an ogre who was just about preparing his meal. That was funny, I tell you!“ Talia smiles while thinking back, but soon she is serious again. „But I don‘t know his true form, I don‘t think it is a demon. Normally I have a very good feeling for people, though I don‘t know them for long - and I felt, that Capher was warm-hearted, caring, even if he hided a dark secret in his inner soul. Somehow I had the impressing, that a fight happened inside his head. What could that be, do you have any explanation?“


OCC: Does Haj already know about our goal and our task? How much have we told you already?

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"



Title: Re: A Musty Cellar Tavern
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 03, 2004, 09:20:22 AM
Koldar can't tell what he was thinking to distract the two knights while Talia and Terra make a hopefully safe escape. However after strolling through some sidestreets without seeing nor hearing anything about some dark kjnights he was inevitable drawn back to the hut where he had found their hideout. Carefully he sneaks back to the place where these supposedly knights hid.
When he finally finds this backyard again he finds it deserted. Or, at least it seems like that. Not wanting to get fooled again he slowly sneaks into the yard but the door to the hut is wide open, everything looks the way he would imagine it after a fight and a hasty pursuit.
Slowly he walks towards the door expecting anything possible or impossible to happen. His hand touch the wooden doorframe. Carefully he checks all angels for any unseen attacker, but again nothing. Behind the door? Nothing. Any other door or opening? no. - Some trapdoor or hiding place, nothing, absolutely nothing.

Koldar takes a few moment before he begins to realize... nothing at all. The whole hut didn't look inhabited at all, not for rest,  not for meal. You'd expect someone taking this kind of hut as hiding place he wouldn't roam through the cities to find food there and even elves would eat something. The whole room however looked like it hadn't been touched by any living hand in years.
There was something creepy about this. Thinking about it Koldar never heard of elven eyes turning black over casting magic. And these ones behaved strange for not being Drow. And also strange for Knights of the Moonlight...

Koldar knew, he should hurry to find these knights or to meet up with the others but the feeling that something was going even more wrong than on the ship is creeping up Koldar's mind. There are too many incidents in this.

Koldar is about to leave the hutu again continueing his search when he notices something in th corner of his eyes. The floor of the whole room was blank with no furniture in the way. the wood looks old, smoothened by the long years of usage when many feet walked on it from one wall of this tiny room to the other.
But on one wooden panel there's something. A rough spot, darker in its colour than the rest of the whitened wood. Koldar takes a closer look but more than ever he feels something dark crawling up his spine. It looks like carvings ... of sorts, but there were also splinters, not wooden ones. Koldar gulps heavily as he feels his stomach turning upside down. Fingernails! And the dark spots were possibly blood! Whoever did this was either not sane nor sober! This was the deed of a crazed being.

Koldar takes another closer look. That something odd was about these dark knights was now more than evident as the blood clearly was just a few days old. Between the wood he sees something silvry and with the help of a bit of force and his new  blade he dispatches the item quickly from between the wood. The carving looked now more than ever like one side having tried to hid this item in the gap of the wood and the other trying to prevent that. The side trying to hide it obviously won, this time.

When he held the item in his hand he realized what it was: a ring. Shaped like the feathers of a banded riceau on the outside with fine elven runes and a saphire as decoration. He knew this kind of rings! And that the bearer tried to hid it or throw it away somehow was a sure sign that he was not in control of himself. Only death normally could part one from such a ring.

He must go and warn the others, Koldar can only hope they were quick enough to gather at the Shrine of Armeros before these knights show up at the Inn. Koldar rushes through the streets. There might be a thousand considerably sane explanations for his find in the hut but somehow he knew it might be the one he does not want to hear. Not with the memory of Capher turning into a demon for no apparent reason!



Title: Re: At Armeros temple
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on January 04, 2004, 04:55:22 PM
Hajarian nodded in response to Talia at her words concerning Capher. "Indeed. I have some suspicions... but, I need reference books to confirm them. Which I unfortunately do not have on my person." He looked towards the doors of the temple. "I sensed the conflict within him, though it was amidst a great power. And his name, Capher, I know I have heard that before, somewhere."

Turning back towards Talia, the magus finished, "I know that Chasm Demon form was not his true one, that much is clear. From what I could sense within him, whatever evil, other, I suppose, he bore, managed to win that battle. Hopefully, let us hope that whatever it was did not win the war."

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 05, 2004, 04:03:22 AM
„Yes, let‘s hope so“ Talia responses to the magus. „I‘m glad you confirmed my feeling, that this demon was not his true form. You don‘t have your books with you, but what do you suspect his true form could be?“

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/7/04 12:40


Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 05, 2004, 08:17:22 AM
Koldar - nearly out of breathe - reaches the shrine of Armeros, his dirty green coat flying funny in the wind. With a forceful push he forces the doors to the shrine open. The doors protest with a loud noise making some guards within the shrine grabbing their swords by reflex till the slender figure of a slender but furious Koldar appear in the doorframe. His eyes sweep through the room till they find the shapes of Talia and Haj, Haji... - whatever this freaking sorcerer's name was! ;)   - talking to each other.

Without hesitation Koldar moves to the two a stern expression  in his eyes. Without introduction he introduces them.

"I fear we might have more problems than we thought. I couldn't find the two knights but I found something else. Where are the others? And where's the Heart?"

Koldar is aware that he just revealed something important in the presence of a doubtful figure like this mage but under the circumstances this elf seems like the least of their trouble.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/7/04 12:40


Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 06, 2004, 03:28:22 AM
"I fear we might have more problems than we thought. I couldn't find the two knights but I found something else. Where are the others? And where's the Heart?"


Maybe the magus would have told Talia what he suspected, but with Koldar bursting into the temple, and the chance was gone.

„Terra is in a temple of Nehtor nearby, and Avour is sleeping on her bed in the inn. And the item you mentioned is - hidden.“

Talia isn‘t sure, what she can say in the presence of the magus, though she has a good feeling about him, and they have no choice now, discussion about how much is wise to reveal to him is impossible.

Talias assessment  could be wrong though, she never met a magus of his class before. She turns to him, asking him:

„It seems we have something those people attacking Terra and Koldar want to have. Are you accepting to help us without knowing all we know? It is a risk you are taking, but it could be worth it. I‘m sorry I couldn‘t talk a bit longer to you...“

Talia has laid her hand lightly on Hajarians sleeve, still waiting for his answer, but turns to Koldar telling him:

„We need to bring Avour to Terra, so she can accelerate the healing process, maybe she will be safe there as well. Terra told me to go ahead without her and to ...to accomplish our goal without her, but I don‘t have a good feeling if she stays behind. What do you think would be the best?“

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/7/04 12:42


Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on January 07, 2004, 04:43:22 PM
Hajarian's answer was put on hold as Koldar finally appeared. He was ragged in appearance, out of breath and hasty. And the way he opened those doors surely wasn't good for the maintenance department....

He approaches Talia and Hajarian looking very serious, and without wasting time on introductions began, "I fear we might have more problems than we thought. I couldn't find the two knights but I found something else. Where are the others? And where's the Heart?"

Heart? This was new. Talia responded with saying it was hidden, before turning to and addressing him: "It seems we have something those people attacking Terra and Koldar want to have. Are you accepting to help us without knowing all we know? It is a risk you are taking, but it could be worth it. I‘m sorry I couldn‘t talk a bit longer to you...“ She turns to say something to Koldar. The magus waits for her to finish before responding to her question.

"Well, it seems I've dragged myself far enough along this adventure that leaving now is impossible. I may be old, even for an elf," he grinned slightly, "but that doesn't mean I still can't get one or two more adventures underneath my belt."

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/7/04 12:43


Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 07, 2004, 08:38:22 PM
Though Talia is still a bit reserved towards  Hajarian - he is a magus, no way is going past this, he is an elf, a strange one on top, very far away of his home (wherever this may be) - she gets a better feeling for him which results in a broad smile for him:

„Great, I‘m sure you won‘t regret it!“

Turning back to Koldar, she asks:

„Well, what do you propose to do now? Bringing Avour as quickly to Terra, hoping both will be safe, and then, what about our.....belongings in the inn? What do we have to do then?“

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/7/04 12:39


Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 08, 2004, 04:18:22 AM
Impatient Koldar nods at Hajarians approval to join them  though he didn't know for what purpose at all. Turning his attention back to Talia.

"I'd have wished the two are already here, the temple of Armeros has healers of their own and is far more safe than Nethor but I need to get there anyway because of this..."

He shows quickly the ring to Talia and Hajarian making sure none else in the temple does. "This is a signet ring of Nehtor I found in the hiding place of our new friends. It was under wooden panel stained with blood. Whoever placed it there must have been crazed or worse as I found the streaks of fingernails in the wood. And our friends don't behave the same way at all since the last time I ever heard of them. I need to speak to a priest of Nehtor. We need to get out of here and seek sanctuary. These two knights knew more than they could have discovered in this city on their own, they were sent here by someone on purpose. They were sent after us to get the Heart."


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 08, 2004, 08:45:22 PM
Talia doesn‘t want to believe, that it is this urgent - that the inn is not save and Nehtors temple either. But looking at Koldar and in which condition he is, the  injuries Terra has suffered, she better assumes the worst.

„Well, then you go to the Nehtor temple to ask your questions and I go to get Avour. We meet in the temple of Nehtor then - as soon as possible Avour has to see Terra as quickly, even if the healing process is faster, it will take its time. I don‘t want to leave Terra back.
What about your belongings in the inn? Koldar?Our animals? We have to get them later...!“

With saying this, Talia is about to hurry away, but then turns back to the magus.

„Just join however you think will be best - and thanks again for helping!“

An assuring  smile to both, meant to lighten up their mood and strengthen what hope is left - and Talia is gone in the direction of the inn.

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"



Title: Re: The beach of Chylikis
Post by: Capher on January 10, 2004, 05:35:22 AM
Capher slowly, painfully came to conciousness.  His mind explored his body and surroundings. Aching, pain but nothing seemed broken  He heard the soft lapping of water upon land and felt the water brush the bottoms of his feet with a soft caress.  He lifted his head a bit and opened his eyes: he was laying upon sand. It must be a beach, he thought.  But where?

He turned over upon his back and squinted as the bright sun glared down upon him.  He raised his hands over his eyes until they adjusted to the brightness.  He stared at the azure blue sky above him, clouds; some thin, some thick and pillowy played with the wind above him.  It all seemed so peaceful.  Peaceful! Now that was not a feeling he had had in a long long time.  He spied some birds floating, diving doing arial acrobatics in the sky. Somehow I believe I can do those things he thought.  He shook his head, "Just childish daydreams." he whispered to himself.

He rose to a sitting position and noticed an amulet hanging from around his neck.  He examined it: it was made of a metal he did not know.  It was colored a dark green and pale blue and had a figure etched upon it but he could not discern what that figure was for whenever he turned the amulet, one way or the other, the figure seemed to change.  And for the life of him he could not figure out what it changed into.  One, he thought for sure was a man, but the other...?  He let it drop.

He looked at his hands and noticed a large ring upon his right ring finger, this he recognized as a coat of arms: a feather pen was crossed over a broken sword both made of a silver color and was embossed upon a black background.  Capher stared at the ring and its coat of arms and tried to think of where he had seen it.  But he could not remember.

Suddenly he took a quick breath in as several thoughts rushed into his mind.  One in particular, Who am I?  Then other thoughts rushed in: Where am I?  What am I doing on this beach?  Where is this beach?  What is the significance of this amulet and ring?  He looked down at himself and noticed that his pants were tore above the knees, he had scratches all over his legs and what looked like small bite marks not only on his legs but his arms and fingers as well.  His shirt was torn and shredded as well.

He looked around and saw no one.  Just some driftwood tossed upon the shore.  He arose and stood up.  His aching muscles rebelling against him but he forced himself to stand and stretch.  He looked behind him and saw the beginnings of a forest where the beach began in toward the land. I need answers, he thought.  And standing here will not help me at all.  He began to walk back up the beach toward the forest.

In a short time he reached the forest and found a small but used path and began to follow it.  He welcomed the coolness of the forests floor upon his feet as he walked through it.  It suddenly occured to him that he had no idea how long or how wide this forest was.  It could be days before he reached the other end.  He stopped and thought.  If I go back I will just be on a deserted beach, however if I go forward I have no idea where I am going, but at least it is going somewhere and sooner or later I may run into someone who can help me.  So I go on forward no matter what.

He continued on and sooner than he thought the path began to widen and the trees began to thin.  He could hear a man's voice singing.  He began to run.  He burst out of the clearing and saw two men upon a cart.  A rather large man with deep bass voice was singing, while another thinner, wiry man held onto the reins of their horses as he steered the cart along a wide dirt road that was heading north.  Capher called out.  "Hey there.  Can you help me?" he asked.

The two men stopped their cart and turned around and stared at him.  Capher thought they stared at him for quite a while, then he understood.  He probably did not look the best.  He slowly walked up to the cart.  "I am sorry if I startled you, but I am lost.  I heard you singing and saw the cart and thought you could possibly help me?"

The smaller of the two whispered something to the larger one that Capher could not hear.  Then the larger one spoke, "Who are ye?  And where did ye come from?"

Capher thought a moment.  He did not know who he was or where he came from, unless you counted the beach.  Capher answered, "I am sorry but I do not seem to recall who I am at the moment and I came from the beach just beyond this forest."

"Came from the beach?" The larger one asked curiously.

"Well I woke up on the beach.  I have no idea how I got there." Capher replied.

Another quick discussion between the two men.  The slighter one flung his arms vehemently around until the larger one wrapped his arms around him and planted a big kiss upon the others forehead.  That really seemed to make the smaller man angry but he held his peace.  The larger one than asked Capher, "Were ye by any chance shipwrecked?"

Capher thought, shipwrec
Immediately flashes of a large ship, and faces, male and female and of small sturdy little folks flit briefly through his mind and then was gone, like smoke from chimmney in a strong wind.  "Maybe.  I cannot recall." Capher answered.

"Well, ye could be sufferin' from a bump on yer head.  Yer mem'ry may come back soon enough.  In the meantime why don't ye hop on up and we will take you into town.  Maybe someone there may know ye."

Capher clambered aboard and sat down next to the larger man.  He held out his massive hand. "Name is Joram and this here is my brother, Haaman.  We are farmers here about and were going to sell our goods in the market.  My missus makes the best dark brown bread in these here parts and my brother, here makes the best ale.  Here why don't ye try some?"  He handed Capher a large chunk of dark brown bread, some cheese and a flagon of ale.  Capher nodded his thanks.  "Besides, ye look like ye haven't eaten in quite a long time.  Ye ribs are sticking out all over the place."

"Thanks." Capher said as he munched slowly upon the bread and cheese and chasing it down with the ale.  The big man began singing again.  Capher looked at both of the men out of the corners of his eyes.  The big man was jovial, had a large bushy black beard and not an ounce of fat upon him.  His brother was almost the total opposite.  He was small but with wiry strength.  Capher could see his biceps bulging beneath his common shirt.  He did not say a word he just kept looking ahead watching the road.

Capher sat there with his thoughts: Who am I?  How did I get here? What do I do?  Am I a sailor?  Again flashes of a ship with strange yet familiar faces flitted quickly across Capher's mind.  Suddenly he asked, "Where am I and what town are we going to?"

The large man laughed boisterously, "Well old man ye are in our cart and we are heading for Chykilis."

Capher.



Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 12, 2004, 06:33:22 AM
Nearly running, Talia reaches the inn soon. Avour is still sleeping, so Talia sits next to her on the bed, carefully touching her by the shoulder to wake her up. Though time might be short, there is no need to overreact. She doesn‘t want to frighten her.

„Avour, my dear, wake up, we need you!“ Talia is now joggling the half-elf a bit harder, and Avour awakes gaping.

„Avour, we need your help, your healing properties of your blood. Terra is severely wounded and won‘t be able to move soon, but Koldar and she seem to have made some new enemies. Well, they are looking for the heart. May I bring you to Nehtor‘s temple, were she is currently? I will come back and pick up our belongings and animals afterwards.“

Avour only nods, throws her arms around Talias neck for a short time and gets up with her normal grace. She still wears the dress the innkeeper lend them, but Talia can‘t help, they have to hurry. So they pick up Avours few remaining things, including the precious jewels she still carries with her, Talia takes her bundle, their old clothes are still somewhere in the washing facilities of the tavern and lost for now. Darn, her last Shendar outfit!

It takes them not long, and they arrive at the temple of Nehtor. Terra is still in a bad state, but hopefully with Avour now here to help, things will get better.

"Can you help her, Avour?"



OCC: Will send Tammy an email

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/13/04 15:14


Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Avour on January 13, 2004, 12:47:22 PM
Avour rubs her eyes frequently as she stumbles along behind Talia. They arrive inside a building and she looks down and smiles noticing that she's still wearing a skirt. Swishing her hips left and right a little she smiles at the material moving and then moves towards Talia. Her smile disappears and her big eyes look at Talia as they start to fill with tears.

"Talia-kin..." She paused looking at Terra for a moment. "No hurt any more." Pointing at Terra, Avour takes a hold of Talia's hand and points to the countless other scars on her arm and then her eyes wilter down towards the ground.  


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on January 13, 2004, 04:12:22 PM
Hajarian turned his attention to Koldar after Talia ran off back to the inn.

"Well, sir knight, to the Temple of Nehtor, or do we have business to take care of elsewhere, first? Or at least, business you would trust an unproven ally such as myself to aid you in?" He said the word 'ally' meticuously, knowing that at least this knight likely still was apprehensive towards him and didn't consider him such yet.

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle

Edited by: Hajarian Ryelliin at: 1/13/04 8:14


Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 13, 2004, 04:55:22 PM
After Talia had left to meet Koldar, one of the temple the staff started tending to Terra. She was an older woman, with a decade a least, perhaps even two on Talia, but retained a matured beauty about her. The woman kneeled down beside Terra to have a closer look at the haistily wrapped bandage, despite her still keen eyes. The woman then asks how the injury happened as she unwrapped the bandage, more to be sure the young woman before her remained awake and concious then wanting to hear the story. Terra replied simply in a cool tone, her speach still showing some signs that her mind labored at times, but had regained most of its strength,

"A comrad and I got in a fight with a pair of elven knights, the fight itself is still unclear to me. I know i hit my head, then the magic came, and we ran, but that is all I remember of the encounter."

The woman nods almost absenctly as she applies some herbs to stop any infection from setting in, help the wound heal and releave some of the pain, and spoke prayers to herself. The womans experianced hands worked quickly and gently as she began to once again whap Terra head in a clean bandage. Once done she told Terra to stay lying down, and not to try ot get up, then moves away to others that needed help.

Once she was gone Terra took in on herself to make herself more comfortable, she was not expecting to go anywhere for a while. Without trying to sit up Terra removed her Moonblade from her belt where it was causing some discomfort, laying it next to her, and tried to rest as best she could. Other staff of the temple came now and then to check on her, and make sure she was well. After a while Avour and Talia arrived.


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Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 1/13/04 20:14


Title: Re: Armeros temple
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 13, 2004, 11:47:22 PM
"To the temple of Nehtor. I hope they can tell us where to get some news on what is going on." Koldar ignores Hajarian tone by intent, of course he doesn't trust him just because some mage with their knowledge about unnatural phenomenoms would come handy right now!

Koldar quickly heads for the temple all the time looking out for a sign of the two black knights but it was as if they had disappeared.  


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 14, 2004, 12:47:22 AM
Talia had thought all would be so easy with Avours ability to heal others with her blood. That this was a possibility to get Terra healthy again in a short time.

Now looking at the desperate Avour she knows, that she was to quick with  deciding things for other people, that she was not sensible enough, not respectful enough towards Avour. Though Avour was so close to her heart as nobody else for a long time now. Looking at the scars on Avours arm, she feels a deep pity for the young woman, who was already abused so many times in her young life. She would not ask her to do it again. There will be other solutions for their problem.

„Oh Avour, I feel so sorry for you, I should not have asked you. Please forgive my,  my thoughtlessness!“

While saying this to Avour, she takes her wrists, looking at them, caressing them with her hands.

„Oh Avour, sorry!“

She takes the young woman in her arms and embraces her tightly. Finally, she loosens her grip, but holds Avour still at the shoulders. With an assuring smile she says:

“Don‘t feel bad about this, my dear. There will be another solution, and you never know, if it was not to our advantage. But you are now safer here than in the inn, at least Koldar fears the worst, and both, Koldar and the magus will come to this temple to meet us all.

I go back to the inn and try to fetch our animals. Hopefully I‘m back soon!“

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Capher on January 14, 2004, 01:30:22 AM
Capher sat silently in the cart being jostled back and forth against the side rail and Joram's huge shoulder.  His mind was a swirl of thoughts; the same thoughts that had plagued him since he found himself on that deserted beach: Who am I?  What was I doing?  Where am I?  Chykilis?  I do not recall ever been there or have I?  This is so confusing, its maddening!!

Capher spoke, "Where will you be taking me in Chykilis?" he asked.

Joram stopped singing.  "Hmm... that is a good question?  What do you think Haaman?"

Haaman did not say a word as he seemed to be deep in thought.  Then he spoke two words. "Nehtor's Temple."

"Nehtor's Temple?  What is that?" Capher asked.

"It is a place of healing." Joram answered.

"Oh" Capher replied.  Nehtor's Temple.  The more Capher kept on repeating to himself in his mind something told him that was not the place to go.  He kept on repeating it within himself suddenly out of the blue he blurts.  "Seyella!"

"Seyella?" Joram boomed.  "Is that what you just said?"

"Um.. Yeah, I guess so." replied Capher not knowing why or even who Seyella was.

"Seyella is the Goddess of Destiny.  Do you worship her?  I would have thought a sailor would worship Baveras."

Capher thought a moment.  Baveras must be the god of the sea.  They think I am a sailor so in a way that makes sense.  But something tells me I am no sailor.  And Seyella is the Godess of Destiny!  Do I worship her or am I connected with her in some way?  Too many questions and no answers.

Capher came to a conclusion.  "Is there a temple of Seyella in Chykilis?"

Joram turned and looked at his brother.  They both shrugged their shoulders.  "Not that we have ever seen or heard about.  Maybe the priests at Nehtor's Temple will know?"

"Maybe, but I think I would rather not go there.  I am doing ok and your wifes bread and you, Haaman's ale has refreshed me.  All I need is some clothes and I think I shall be ok?  I thank you for all you have done."  Capher said.

Joram looked stared at him and then heaved his large shoulders.  "Well if that is what you want then I have no objections.  Do you Haaman?"

"No." Haaman replied.

"Well then I guess it is settled.  The town is just over this bend.  We will drop you off at the market and then you can get yourself some clothes and be on your way."  He paused and then continued.  "You do have some money to pay for the clothes?"

Capher thought.  Money? Another flash of sparkling jewels in someone's hands, his maybe, flitted across his mind and was gone as fast as it had come.  Capher's brow knitted as he thought upon the image.  Joram thought differently.  "No I suppose you would not.  Seeing as how you were either shipwrecked or maybe shanghied?"

Haaman spoke up and said the most words he had said throughout the whole trip.  "Joram I know what you are thinking. Money is scarce these days and we do not even know him."

Capher finally caught on.  He stammered, "Oh I do not want your money.  Your food, drink and friendship is more than I could ever ask for.  I just thank you for that."

Haaman turned and looked at Capher, as if he did not believe him but after awhile he turned back and grunted. He then spoke again. "We do have that old robe." he said.

Joram turned and looked in the back of the cart.  "You mean the one we use as a blanket for the horses?  You surely cannot mean that one?"

"Yup, I do." Haaman replied.  "It is warm and it will offer him some sort of protection, and it may make him look like a cleric.  That way he may be safer from the more unsavory elements of the city."

Joram scratched his beard as he thought.  Then he reached behind him and pulled out the robe. He shook it and dust flew everywhere.  He handed it to Capher.  "It is all we have and it is better than what you are wearing."

Capher took the robe. It was worn, but it was sturdy and it was warm. The color used to be white but not it was more like a dirty gray.  Somehow the color pleased him.  He took the robe and placed it upon his lap.  He smiled at the two brothers. "Thank you very much.  I hope your horses do not mind."

"Nah, they will survive until we find some other rag to put over them at night."

Suddenly the city walls came into sight and Capher could hear the sounds of people and more and more carts were joining the brothers as they made their way to the main gate.

As soon as they came close to the main gate Joram spoke up.  "Well we can take you into the city and then you can find your way from there or we can let you off here outside of the gates.  What do you want to do?"

Capher thought a moment and then asked.  "Are there roads leading north from here?"

Joram replied, "Yeah, you can take this one around the city gates and then join up with the main one leading out of the city north or you could cut across the city heading to the northern gates.  It's up to you."

"I think I will get off now and walk around the city.  The walk may do me good.  Clear my head."

"Ok, but I still think you should go to Nehtor's Temple for some healing.  But it that is what you wish.  Haaman."

Haaman pulled on the reins and the cart stopped.  Capher got off the cart and shook hands with Joram.  "I cannot thank you two enough for your generosity and kindness."

"Hey, that's what we are here for.  To help each other out.  Who knows maybe someday you may be able to help us out someday.  Here, have some more bread, cheese and ale for later."  Joram tied up the goods in a rag and handed them down to Capher.  Capher held back the tears, wondering if he would ever find such good hearted people again?  "Thanks, Thanks again."  He said.

"Just remember us and we will remember you in our prayers that you find your way." Joram shouted as Haaman snapped the reins and the cart began to pull away.  Capher stood there watching them ride away. Suddenly he yelled.  "I do not know your last names.  How will I ever find you again?"

"Ask for the Unger brothers." drifted back the reply.

Capher watched as other carts went by.  Their owners staring briefly down at him and then continued on.  Capher slipped on the robe.  It fit him and the robe fell to about the tops of his ankles.  He began to his walk around the city.  The sun was high now and soon he began to form a sweat.  But it felt good.  Why he decided he needed to head north was a mystery to him, but something told him that was the way he had to go.  So he continued on..

Capher.



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Avour on January 14, 2004, 10:02:22 AM
Avour looked at Talia, and then looked at Terra. After Talia hugged her she looked again at Talia. She started to bite her lip as she looked at her wrist. "Terra-kin need help. Avour-kin blood fast more, if K-Koldar-Kin scared. Fast ess-ess... excape.." Avour frowned still tired she found it difficult to express herself again. She took a deep breath and scratched her head pulling her hand away.

"Me?" Avour pointed to herself. "No fighter. Me...." She paused again not sure if she was using the right words. "Helper, make pains go away. How cycle runs." Avour looked around moving her eyes about looked about for something to cut herself with.  


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 14, 2004, 04:43:22 PM
Terra listened more that watched the short exchange between Talia and Avour, as to look between the two she would need to raise her head just a little, and knew this could aggravate her injury. Though Avour looked about the same age as Terra and was a half-elf, Terra at times saw her an innocent child, and Terra could not help her want to protect Avour from harm at all costs. Terra raised her head just enough to look into Avour's eyes when she spoke, so Avour would know her word were sincere,

"Avour, only do this if it is what you want. I can not ask you to do this for me. I don't like the idea of you harming yourself just to help me."

Terra layed her throbbing head back down on the pillow, letting Avour consider her words.


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Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 20, 2004, 04:17:22 AM
Koldar rushes through the temple doors and does not wait to introduce himself properly. Instead he scarce away the nurses that come to see if the newcomers need something. His behaviour stirs up some disturbance within the otherwise peaceful temple walls and it does not take long till Koldar is confronted with an old and rather grim looking herbswomen.

"My, my, what might a young lord like yourself want here when he does not seek aid from a tavern brawl?"

She asks him rather sharptongued, her whole face obviously disapproving of his turbulent entering. Koldar doesn't care much at the moment about etiquette or goo behaviour and instead just pulls the silver signet ring out of his pocket.

"I need to speak one of the Elders of this temple. I need help and guidance in an important matter." he proclaims without explanation, Koldar hopes the ring is enough of one to keep any all too curious questions at bay.

With great dignity and a stern face that assures Koldar that the herbswoman still thinks his appearance was innapprobiate  she walks away. While she is away Koldar finally looks through the room looking for any hint where Terra might be. After several minutes Koldar finds her and Avour obviously in the middle of a discussion about something.

Koldar remains silent till Terra has ended her advice before making himself be noticed.

"How's your head, Terra?"


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 20, 2004, 05:22:22 PM
After Terra had finished what she had to say to Avour, Koldar asked how her head was. Terra was aware of his arrival in the temple, though at first she secretly worried that it may be the Elven Knights, but felt what she had to say Avour was of such importance the she did not divert her attention. Terra was relieved if only a little when she heard Koldar's voice where the raucous ended. Terra gently rolled her head toward Koldar, a ghost of pain pulsing across her face barely noticable with each throb of her head.

"My head is better. It still hurts, more so if I raise it. I don't think it is wise for me to go anywhere for a while, even if Avour does give the aid of her blood, there is no way of knowing how bad my injury really is, or how much it will help.

I fear it may not be enough, though I do not favor the constant headaches that could come if I am not well enough, I fear the living death that may come in its place much worse. I am not sure if I would suffer in that state, but I do not want to find out."


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Title: Re: Plot of Revenge
Post by: Capher on January 23, 2004, 04:22:22 AM
Deep with the bowels of Tak'Dinal sat a man upon a rather large chair made of stone. The chair was covered with the skins of Cartashian's bears.  It gave the man some sort of comfort and warmth deep down here.  A plate of dark bread, cheeses, wild bear and a large tankard of ale sat before him upon a stone table also covered with skins of wild animals.  He stared in front of him, seeing nothing as his mind worked.  He was so deep in concentration he did not notice the demons that served him rise from the stone floor, moan their dissatifaction at their estate. And asking him, when? When will they be able to exact revenge upon those who put them there?

The man unconciously took a large chunk of dark bread and muched on it, chasing it down with the ale.  The man had long ago ceased to exist. A wizard, who thought he was powerful enough to spar with the spirit that lived within these walls. A wizard who craved, power and was ambitious and was perfect for Eckra's revenge.  But the spirit within him knew that the man needed sustenance to continue living.  And since the spirit of Eckra could not leave on its own, it had to depend upon this...being.  But even this being could not leave, not as long as Eckra lived within
it.

Revenge! It was all Eckra lived for. It had sustained him throughout the many millenia trapped in the Netherworld where the Wizard of the White Tower had banished him.  There were the other spirits of the Chosen within the Netherworld, but only he had found the key, had the power within to break forth.  He, the most powerful of all the Chosen.  He found a way.  

But once he did he found out he could not leave.  His frustration was terrible.  Any being who dared to enter into the bowels of his domain found themselves, either his minion, or was allowed to leave, but they were mad. Their brain and minds twisted, like that one called, Gouran, he believed that was the fools name. Most of them commited suicide.
Some commited murder and continued on until they were muredered themselves.
 It was part of his plan to cause others to think before they came. It also gave him time...time to regather his strength. Time to plan his revenge against the Wizard of the White Tower and his faithful companion, Capher.

A smile crossed the man's lips as he thought of what he had done to Capher.
That old wiley dragon thought he was more powerful than one of the Chosen!  Hah, he learned better.  It had taken all of Eckra's considerable power to finally overcome Capher, but he did it.  The dragon was old and was not prepared for the onslaught Eckra put upon him. Finally after a fierce battle Eckra left Capher...mindless.  He got his wish, he is now just a man. A very old, senile man.  The man laughed with such an evil laugh that the demons and his once human minions skittered nervously about the room. The demons vanished back into the Netherworld and the human minions just hid in the dark recesses of the nooks and crannies of the vaulted room.

Eckra had probed Capher's mind and found out some very interesting things: The Wizard of the White Tower could not leave his tower any more than Eckra could leave Tak'Dinal.
So he used Capher as his eyes, ears, legs and hands to keep watch over the world.  He also discovered that the Wizard knew of his existence in this plane and was planning to stop him. He had sent Capher to find three artifacts of power; Thalambath's Heart, Kurik's Anvil,
and the Sword of Fury.  Capher could not find these things alone so he sent out to find some
adventurers.  Eckra learned of them as well.

Koldar-Knight of the Moonlight.  A warrior with a dark side. But a man of Honor and who fought evil wherever it may be.
 Talia Sturmwind, a Shendar with a heart to pure for Eckra to even consider.  
Terra, a Sopronian warrioress, who fought the dark side of herself and somehow had won...or maybe has just learned to control it?
Avour, a quirky, innocent elf.  Why Capher chose her, he did not even ponder, though her quick healing blood could have been part of it?  Then there was the last one.  Capher was
not too sure about this one.  Haj, he called him.  An Ice elf with considerable powers, but with motives that Capher was not sure of.

Eckra weighed each of them in his mind; their strengths and weaknessess.  It would be their weaknesses that he would exploit.  Suddenly he slammed his fist down upon the stone table with enough force to shatter the man's bones in his hands.  He knew what Capher was searching for, and who he was searching them for, but he did not know why?  As hard as he could, he tried to find out but Capher would not...or did not know why?

So the game was still being played.  Eckra knew the talismans, knew even that the group of
adventurer's had the Heart.  Why he did not have it by now infuriated him.  Every time he thought he was close to acquiring it.  Somehow the group seemed to escape.  Eckra first thought that it had to been Capher who had helped them.  That is why he expended so much power to attack him.  But still they seemed to elude him!  Power that he now had to regain.
Slowly, but he had time on his hands...all the time of eternity.  He would have his revenge!
The Wizard of the White Tower was now helpless.  Trapped, like himself in a tower made of stone.  Soon he would be trapped in the Netherworld and Eckra would be ruling the world!

Capher.

Edited by: Capher at: 1/22/04 20:35


Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Capher on January 30, 2004, 01:23:22 AM
It took Capher almost a quarter of the day to traverse the cities walls.  Finally exhausted, hungry and thirsty he found shady place under a large Eur'Oak tree next to the side of the road heading north.

He pulled out of his cloth sack; some Loibl, cheese, and a sheepskin bag full of ale.  He slowly munched upon the food, chasing it down with the ale as he watched passerby's head toward the city.  He was quite surprised when some of them dropped coins into his lap, saying, "Bless you priest of Seyella."

Seyella?  There was that name again?  Why did they think I was a priest of Seyella? He thought.  He took a look at his clothes.  His robe, though worn thin in some places, was sturdy enough, though rough and was a dirty gray in color.  Nothing seemed to distinguish it any differently than what it was.  He shrugged his shoulders.  If people wanted to give him money because they thought he was a priest of Seyella, whoever he/she may be, so be it.  He needed the money.  So when people gave him money in Seyella's name he would give them a blessing of sorts.  He would say, "May Seyella's face shine upon you for taking care of her saints."  For some reason Seyella sounded more feminine than masculine, so he called Seyella a her.  The passerby's didn't correct him or look at him strange, so he thought he must have guessed right.  He just wished he knew what Seyella was god of?

Soon after a short meal, drink and the warm afternoon sun, he fell asleep with his hands folded across his stomache and a contented smile upon his lips.

OOC- Well that is where you will find me when you all finally get finished in the city.

Capher.



Title: Re: Plot of Revenge
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 30, 2004, 05:06:22 AM
Talia is on her way back to the inn, hurrying. But somehow she has to force herself to quicken her pace. It seems  all so unreal. The town looks peaceful, the citizens who are passing friendly. Injèrá is about to set and it will be soon dark, though dawn will last quite a bit till night takes over her rule completely.
But Terra is injured seriously and Koldar in a terrible condition as well and an ever more terrible mood if that is possible. He has found a ring which means nothing to Talia and is frightened to death of something, but of what exactly? Talia is frustrated. Of course there is something evil around, the Heart has a purpose and Capher has changed to a chasm demon, an event which can‘t be much more threatening.

But Injèrá is sending her last rays in the street of Chylikis and nothing seems farer away than demons and other evil things. She was exited from the prospect of sleeping in a bed again....

In her room there is not much to do. Avours things are already in the temple and she herself has not much to pack either. The Heart. It is still hidden in the other room. Talia decides to leave it there till all is done which has to be finished here in the inn.

As Talia wants to get Koldars and Terras things as well, she realises, that she doesn‘t know, where they are. With some angry words on her lips she decides to look after the animals and to prepare them for a quick leave. It surely is of no use to lead them all through the town to the temple where she is not sure to find an adequate place  to tie them up again. If she takes the heart with her, they should be here as safe as elsewhere.

The animals are all well fed and cared of. And they don‘t like that Talia puts their saddles and package on again. Even the dune mouse is unwilling to come to Talia and stays on top of the aj.  But knowing her by now she finally manages to get all ready for departure.

Wiping the sweat from her forehead she swears to herself that she will leave the party as soon as the heart is delivered. If they ever find where to deliver it without the help of Capher. She will take Avour and return with her to the Rahaz-Dath which she never should have left.

About to leave the stable, she meets Sir Tim, the inn owner.

„What are you doing milady, you have saddled all your animals? Didn‘t you ask for a room and aren‘t your clothes in the laundry still?“ he asks Talia.

„Yes, you are right, but unfortunately we may have to leave already tonight, I‘m not sure about it. I can‘t you tell more, for your own safety - but“ Talia hesitates, a thought is coming to her mind. she grabs in her pockets and gives Sir tim one of the smaller jewels“ well, if we are not back tonight, would you please look after our animals?“ Talia asks him.

Sir Tim agrees , shrugging his shoulders and Talia goes back to the rooms to fetch the heart.


Back in the room, Talia hesitates. Again all seems so unreal to her. Their personal things are gone, only the Heart waits in the next room, the bathing cabinet, to be picked up from its hiding place.

Talia pushes herself forward, she doesn‘t want to take the Heart, but has to. She kneels down to regain it from under the bath tube where she had hidden it . Sitting at the floor she takes a closer look. It is a wonderful deep emerald green stone , the size of a her fist. Is the stone itself of evil? Or could it help to fight the evil? Why did Capher want it so urgently? Now it is too late to ask him. Only the wizard in the White Tower can answer this question now.

What only can they do to avoid being chased all the time? What should they do to avoid danger and death which seems to be attracted by the stone. Terra is terrible injured and Koldar not much better of. They can‘t face more of those encounters of the bad type. And if something nasty would happen to Avour  - Talia would have to carry this burden her life long.... Only this magus might be of help, but he is now with Koldar...

Slowly a thought is forming in Talias head . She is not happy with it, but the more she stares at the green stone in her hands, the more it gets a fixed idea. Is it really a good idea, or is she just to tired to think clearly, or too exhausted and somehow near insanity? Or are the thoughts with which she wants to escape her forming decision are just excuses?

With a jump she gets up. She has to do it. It is not very reasonable, but the others are safer - for some time, till they have recovered. Maybe then - no, she thrusts her thoughts aside, wraps the heart in a small cloth, secures it in one of her bags and goes to look for Sir Tim or another person of this house she can trust.

*****************
It doesn‘t take long till she finds one of Sir Tims daughters, probably the one which has lend her clothes to Avour. She is addressing Talia:

„Oh hello, good to meet you, I have your tunic for you. I didn‘t dare to water it, not knowing what kind of fabric it is. But I brushed it well and it should be clean now. The other things are still wet though.“

Talia is glad, she has some of her Shendar clothes back, unexpectedly soon. Is this a sign to follow her „destination“. She thanks the girl - and asks her for a favour:

„Could you please bring a note for me to Nehtor temple? I‘m a bit in a hurry, well, can‘t go near there now?“

The girl agrees and so Talia quickly writes some line on a piece of parchment, one of the few she has left.

„Thanks you very much! Please give it to some of the following people you might find there, a knight with the name Koldar, an injured woman, a warrior with the name Terra - or an elven girl who's name is Avour. Ah well, if you can‘t find those, give it to a mage with the name of Hajarian Ryelliin - if possible. And Baveras bless you!“

Talia gives the girl some coins, who is running towards Nehtors temple to be back before the sun has set.

Talia looks after her for a short moment - then she goes to the stable to get Swing out. She fills a saddlebag with some food for Swing , luckily she has already bought some for herself and the others this afternoon. Her sword is on its place on her back, the flute in her saddle bags - as is the heart meanwhile. Fluffy has jumped on her shoulder. Nothing to do is left which could delay her departure. and so she leaves the northern gate the moment when it is closing for the night.

**********************

Sir Tims daughter is running to Nehtors temple to deliver her message and arrives soon, looking for one of the people whom she is told to give it.

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/30/04 12:48


Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 31, 2004, 12:21:22 AM
"No worries, Terra, I think there must be more to face you then just a wall to defeat you. Don't get too comfortable" Koldar tries to sound assuring but in fact is a bit worried about Terra being so pessimistic. Yeah, they got beaten up back there but as long as one survives such a thing there's really no need to see doom and decay everywhere.

Koldar was seeking for the right words to cheer her up, if cheering up was the right word in context with Terra, when an elder priest of Nehtor arrives. "You were seeking assisstance, young lord. You seemed rather perisistant as one of the nurses put it."
Friendly and in no way accusing he nevertheless looked at Koldar as if he was a small kid which just disturbed some adults in important matters because its toy was broken.
Koldar bows deep. "My apologies, master, I was carried away. Me and my friends are in a desperate mission and now face obstacles only the white order might solve."

"The nurse talked about some signet ring, you've..."

Koldars thoughts rushed how to present the story the "right" way without lying to his face. For some reason he doubted he could cheat on this guy.

"It seems like it was lost by its owner and the reason for this is one of the many riddles that endanger our mission. I need to one of the elder of the order."

"What kind of mission are you on if I may ask?" - "On the path of light through the shadows of the night." Koldar reiterated quickly from his old memories and he saw as the face of the priest froze for the blink of an eye. "Well, then I don't assume you can tell me who you are either. Show me the ring you talked about before!"

Koldar gives it to the priest.

"Its bearer wouldn't have left this ring behind evenwhen facing death. When your mission is on the path of Nehtor and someone dares to threaten and obviously kill even someone with the blessing of the Goddess your obstacles are dangerous indeed. The world beyond the temple doors are not my affairs, I only care for the wellbeing of the sick but if you seek such a man you can find one west of the road to Vezash in the north. About 6 hours on foot has he lives as a hermit in a hut in the woods to redeem himself of the sins he commited during his duty for Nehtor and Eyasha. His name is Marius Delvain. He might be old now but I hear he once was a great Paladin of the White Order and anything concerning this:" the priest points at the ring "he might still know things about. Is that all you wanted to know?"

"Not right now." Koldar answers and the priest nods and obviously embarassed continues. "If you have all you need I'd press you and your friends leave. We're a temple of healing, we cannot protect you against whatever is on your track, it obviously has killed more ready servants of Nehtor before and I need to care for the wellbeing of my patients. We are healers not fighters, we can struggle against sickness and death itsself but not against those who cause death and destructions by the sword."

Koldar halfway expected something like that, his choice would've been Armeros' shrine afterall. And knowing that whatever was after them had not really killed this servant of Nehtor, the priest was talking about, the temple was not the best hiding place in the city.

Koldar nods. "I understand."

He turns to the others and esspecially Terra. "The priest is right. We cannot stay here, the risk to get discovered sooner or later is too grave. I fear we have to shorten our stay here. We wait for Talia and then get going. Maybe this hermit knows about our new foes or what has happened to them to become ones."


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: Plot of Revenge
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 31, 2004, 02:52:22 AM
The young woman looks around, but can‘t find anybody right beyond the entrance. But over there to the right she hears voices. She follows them and finds a man discussing an issue with an old priest. Some other people are present as well. It looks like she has found the persons she is looking for.

„I have a message for the knight Koldar.“


 The message

Koldar, Terra, I hope our chasers will leave you alone if that what they want is gone and  you have time enough to recover. Our rough direction is clear. I will try to leave signs on my path only you can discover, hoping that you know me well by now. You probably have only to ask if somebody has seen an aj‘nuvic ....... take your time and get well before following me!
Your animals are ready to go, I didn‘t know where you left your belongings though.
- Avour, my love, don‘t worry, I will find a way to meet you all again. -

***Astropic of the day***
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path   that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly. ~Don Juan"

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/30/04 18:55


Title: Re: Plot of Revenge
Post by: Avour on February 02, 2004, 10:37:22 PM
Avour doesn't quite know what to do, still in a some what sleepy state she yawns and looks at Terra. Scratching her head pushing her face in to her arm in slight frustration. "Want, no want. Terra-Kin make mind. Avour-Kin no care..." She said short and sharply frowning. Her hear hurt from lack of sleep. Lowering her hand to scratch her chest Avour yawned again. rubbing her eyes with the balls of her hands.

ooc - I dont quite know what else to post. Aside from Avour being kinda cranky for being woken up.. she wouldn't know what else to do.. :|  


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Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 03, 2004, 05:32:22 AM
Koldar tells Terra not to worry, but no to get to comfortable either. There was nothing comfortable about her situation, she would much rather be on her feet right now. Before she could reply an elder man came to speak to Koldar. It was not long after the Koldar and the elder man finished, then a girl arrived claiming to have a message for Koldar, it was then that Avour spoke.

Avour seemed fustrated, and still a little sleepy. All Terra really wanted was for Avour make the descission for herself. Terra had come to believe that Avour had the only right to make such a choice. She responded to this effect,

"Avour, what I want is for you to make this descission. You make the choice. I will except your help, but only if it is what you want. The opinion of others do not matter, only yours."

Her head still throbbing a bit, Terra reach over and pulled her dagger, holding it up to avour being careful of the razor sharp edges of the blade.

"If you truely want to do this Avour, you can use my dagger. It is vary sharp, so please be careful."


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Title: Re: Plot of Revenge
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on February 04, 2004, 07:08:22 PM
OOC: Since I have no idea how to tie myself in really... just gonna be something short... then can gradually ease my way back in... bah.


IC:
Hajarian merely watched and waited, observing the situation with a passive interest. Koldar soon motions the urge to leave this temple and find safer retreat. The magus nods in mute agreement, and then gazes towards the door as he senses a hurried presence possessing a faint wisp of Talia's aura. A note is held in the woman's hands, and she soon approaches them, offering the letter to Koldar. Hajarian looks at Koldar and raises an eyebrow. Possibly, Talia is altering the plans a little, Hajarian guesses. He wonders how the knight will take to this sudden new change of events.


OOC: Blegh.

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Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Avour on February 04, 2004, 08:13:22 PM
With a rather large and angry sigh Avour takes Terra's dagger and slices herself across her palm and trickles the blood on to her. Blinking as she pumped her hand to keep the blood flowing befor the wound healed itself. Holding back tears, Avour bit her jaw, the wound started to close over as the bleeding stopped. Leaving only a trickle of blood from down her hand. She felt slightly dizzy, and her hand was tender, flipping Terra's dagger around in her hand she didn't clean it she just handed her the handle of it.  


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Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 14, 2004, 02:55:22 AM
Avour took the dagger with an angry sigh, and before Terra's mind could move to intervien, Avour cut heself across he palm and mad her blood flow from the wound. Terra was not happy with the spirit in which the aid was given and wasted no energy hiding it, but it was too late to stop it.

Terra took the dagger, being vary careful not to cut Avour with its razer sharp edges, but was at a loss what ot do with it for a moment. Finally she simply slid if back into its scabbard, turned her head to take in those of the group that was present as Hajarian looked on with passive interest. With Koldar still having to deal with the girl bearing a message for him Terra called to Hajarian for aid.

"Hajarian, could you help me in removing this bandage so that Avour may do as she needs?"


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Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on February 17, 2004, 03:25:22 PM
Hajarian nodded to Terra and walked over to her. Kneeling down, he placed his hands on the bandage and then turned an eye to Terra. Carefully, but swiftly, he moved to unwrap the bandage, doing his best to keep from moving Terra much.


OOC: Blegh, wasn't really sure what to write. :|

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Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 17, 2004, 06:41:22 PM
Hajarian nodded, and approached, coming to kneel beside Terra. He then placed his hands on the bandage, turned an eye to her before beginning to quickly unwrap the bandage, takeing care not to move her head too much. The wound on her head began the throb anew as the pressure of the bandage eased, though the throbing deeper in her head remained unchanged. It had eased a little since she was brough to the temple of healing, and with it her throughts came easier and clearer. These thoughts turned for the moment to Hajarian, realizing they still did not know much about him, at least she didn't, and could not know how much Talia and Koldar had told him. Turning her eyes to Hajarian, but daring not turn her head, she decided to speak,

"Hajarian, I am not sure how much you have been told, or how much you have told of yourself. These things should be left unspoken here, but I hope you understand I will still need to talk to the others in private so I will know what has been spoken, and what if any more we can tell you.

I can only ask you to not push for answers from us. Some things may not be for you to know, others we may not know ourselves, and yet others may be revealed to you as they are to us."

*OOC: NP, Haj, as long as we try and get things going again.


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Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on February 22, 2004, 11:59:22 AM
OOC: *nods* Sorry for the few days absence, though. College crap. :rolleyes


IC:
Hajarian nodded to Terra as he finisehd removed the bandages. "I understand completely. You have your secrets and I have mine. They may be revealed in time, but for now, it is simply fair enough that we remain common allies."

He placed the bandages on the floor beside Terra and then stood up, glancing around the room. "Though, I do admit, these current events are indeed procurring my curiousity."



Title: Re: Plot of Revenge
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on March 03, 2004, 03:56:22 AM
"What in Foiros' burny face is she thinking?!" it escapes Koldar loudly, the girl flinching upon his angry, commanding voice. "Does she think she can take the dangers of the road ahead on her own when we just realized that it is even more dangerous than we anticipated?" Koldar is angrily throbbing his forehead and then sighs deeply. He smiles encouraging at the frightened girl who was obviously not expecting such an impact of the message she delivered. "Okay, this is all. You can go." His anger was gone but there's still that commanding tone in his voice. The girl nods hastily and hurries away. For one moment Koldar considers if he was maybe a bit too rude but then decides that at this point this was not very important. Talia was gone with the Heart, the knights that had ambushed him and Terra nowhere to be found and he and the rest of the group more or less clueless.

Koldar turns to the others while tearing the note to tiny shreds. "Talia has decided to go on to bring it to safety which leaves us to decide what we should do next. I'm tempted to follow her but honestly, that'd be a bad idea as it makes this little diversion pointless. With some luck the two knights only know me and now Terra after our little encounter but we cannot tell if they might know of the other companions of the group as well. When me and Terra follow Talia we might just as well confirm that and a woman with an Aj'Nunvic will have little chance to hide from them the further north she gets. And with Capher gone I need to collect some information on my own in the hopes to understand what else we might be facing. So we must decide now, should we stay together or not and what way should we follow then from here?"


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 08, 2004, 01:17:22 PM
Hajarian finished removing the bandage, and places it somewhere. Terra could not see where from the bed, and as she was trying not to move her head, did not bother to look where it was placed. To his responce she punctuated the descussion simply,

"We will all get the answers we need in due time."

Having concluded her business with Hajarian Terra reached out and gently took avours bloody hand, guiding it to where she thought her wound was. She cound not be sure of it though, her whole head hurt and much of her body aswell. She could only vaguely remember hitting her head, with memory of bits and peaces after that, most of them were just a fuzzy blur of an existance she could not be certain was real, though the pain the remembered was real enough.

As Avours hand came in contact with the wound, Terra's blood mingling with hers, Terra felt the throbbing pain ease. Avours prescious blood worked on eventually even the bleeding stopped and surface wound knited closed, leaving only a still painful headache, from the damage Avours blood could not as easily fix. Terra knew she would still need time to recover fully.

After Koldar finished relaying the content of the message Terra spoke up,

"Koldar, I fear I am not ready to be traveling just yet, at least not the distance between cities. As much aid as Avours blood has given, my head wound still needs time to mend the deeper injury."


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Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 3/22/04 18:19


Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on March 31, 2004, 06:53:22 PM
OOC: *kicks self*


IC:
Hajarian turned to look at Koldar as the human knight spoke.The man was looking very miffled, even angry, as evidenced by his near chasing away of the messenger girl. He then tears up the note, and speaks to the group.

Hajarian listens with interest, and then shakes his head at Koldar. "No, following her would not be a wise idea at all. We must leave her to her own destiny. Hopefully, her impulsiveness will do us as well as she seems to believe. Though it is unwise for her to remain alone... but I fear we cannot send one of us after her, for even that may prove too suspicious. The two knights may know of only you and Terra, Koldar, but I don't believe they are not possibly allied with the woman in black we met at the gates."

"Until we have confirmed how much they know about us, I suggest we separate into small groups for the time being... you and Terra, as they already know you two are allied... and then I will stay with Avour. The only dilemma is that Terra is not physically well yet for anything too strenuous. And Talia may be in danger despite our not following her... and will have no protection." He paused, and then continued.

"No point in staying here longer than necessary though. Avour and I could depart within the next day or two, and you two following a deal of time after that. We cannot be sure how safe Talia is or is not without us."

Hajarian turned away and stared at the door of the temple. "In any case... it is certainly unwise for us to remain together here any further. We must finish off here quickly, and then split up, to meet up later at a point to be decided."

He looks down at Terra. "Any comments from you, Terra? Staying here for awhile is a required undertaking for you. And I am sure you are most certainly unfit for another battle, especially alone. You will need company."

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Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on April 01, 2004, 02:37:22 AM
Terra moves her head gently to look up at Hajarian, though with less discomfort than before,

"I fear the one at the gates is of the same knights as the other two, if they are allied, I do not know. The other two however were irrational at best. I could not understand some of the words they used in our encounter, but I am pretty sure they were Styrásh. From the tone of their words when they addressed Koldar, I am sure he has a history with them. We will need to know more before we proceed."

Terra glances to Koldar, with a look telling him that he will need to be more open with this part of his past.

"We should first find somewhere safer where I can recover. Then we will need to know more about these knights Koldar. I understand you are reluctant to talk about your past, but it is now putting us in mortal danger. We need to know all we can about them before we encounter them again."


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Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on April 01, 2004, 07:16:22 AM
Koldar's mind works hard when Terra presses him further on the one topic he does not want to pursue. He looks away from her as if ignoring her would change anything. But it wouldn't and he knows that. But he is lost between the things he should tell and the things he must not tell. What can he tell? More precisely can he really tell and break bounds older than those with his companions?

Grim he looks back into Terra's eyes. His voice angry, not really because of her rightful insitance but by his inability to honour his responsibility towards a wounded comrade and his given word.

"Is it enough what you already know? They are after the Heart and I honestly don't know why. They think we are causing trouble and for this alone they will do everything to stop us. Do you really need to know more than that they will hunt us down, now as they seem to think that we are the bad guys who stole the Heart and plan something terrible with it? I wouldn't know why three of them would be after me and if Capher is who he said he was I don't see a reason why they'd be after us. That's all I have to say about them except that this temple doors wouldn't hold them off, not because they're so evil but because this temple is one of their many sanctuaries in times of need."

He hastily waves around him

"And now I broke enough oaths for one day so don't ask me no more!"

One can clearly see as Koldar runs out of breathe at the end of his speech. Frustrated he again turns away from Terra and he walks a few steps trying to regain a clear mind about what he's just done. Under his breathe he mutters

"After years they're suddenly swarming around... first looking after me... then trying to kill me..."

Suddenly Koldar stops as a new thought enters his mind. He turns around to the others again in a rush, a surprised face has completely replaced his anger. He points at Terra as if she just unraveled a riddle of utermost importance.

"Terra, you said something about the knight at the gate,... if he's in league with the others... and I later followed these two others because I wanted to find out why they're looking for me. In fact I at first thought one of them was the one at the gate!"

Koldar gestures triumphing.

"When there are three and they're in league, where was the first knight? He was not with them when I overheard their conversation, they didn't mention another companion nor did they behave as if they were expecting someone else. You said it yourself, they behaved irrational at asked about the heart, the knight at the gate however was just looking for me."

Then Koldar's face sobers.

"Of course this doesn't prove the first knight is not in league with them but what a coincidence would it be to have three black knights in the same town without knowing about each other when they are. We need to find the first knight to shed light on this. He currently doesn't fit in. - And if I'm wrong an easy death is preferable anyway."

he adds scratching his head.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on April 12, 2004, 01:46:22 PM
Terra watches as he looks away, as if ignoring her and her words. Koldar then looked back to her eyes, his face grim and his voice angry, though she could see the anger was not directed at her. By the end of the speech Koldar was clearly out of breath and frustrated, as he turned and took a few steps away, muttering something to himself.

Suddenly he turns back with a surprised look on his face as he began thinking what Terra had been trying to muddle through in her own mind. Terra listens intently to what he had to say, and let it fill the gaps in her train of though as a plan began to form in her head, though thinking still felt a little awkward.

"Koldar, I have a plan.

You said it is not safe for me to stay here, and I will have to agree, these people are healers, not warriors. If I were attacked by one of the knights here I would be on my own, and I am in no condition to fight. We will need to find some place where I can recover more fully.

Once I am there, Koldar, you would need to try and find the first knight we encountered. Find out what that knight was after, and if he can help us, or tell us any more about what is going on.

Hajarian, Avour, you will need to make preparations to leave. You should start as soon as possible but do not prepare in haste, you should stay in the inn for at least the night and make it seem like a simple stop over on a longer journey. We will meet up in Milkengrad.

Is this reasonable?"

Terra looked to each to see if they had followed her thought. It seemed sound reasoning to her, but she could not be sure if it was only an illusion from her head injury.


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Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on April 14, 2004, 07:36:22 AM
Koldar senses that Terra still has to fight to keep concentrated but her proposal sounds reasonable enough.
"I agree but are you sure you'll be capable to catch up with us? Also, should we leave the town together to divert the knights from Hajarian and Avour? - When the priest of Nehtor spoke true I might know a good hiding place for you where you should be safe for some time."



Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: A temple of Nehtor
Post by: Terra Artemos on April 14, 2004, 12:04:22 PM
Terra looks to Koldar concidering her responce.

"I think it is best that we go together. They now know us, and even when I am well enough to travel, I will not be in best form to be fighting should I encounter them. I can have time to recover while you search for the first knight we encounted, I do not think he went far."


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