<Jaggie> Sorry..please...show me the way. *Jaggoe bowed after shaking her head clear of the strange message*
<Liyra> Uh, sure...Jaggie. I think its this way. *Starts walkig down the street*
<Jaggie> <Jaggie followed the halfling, reaching into the pouch she carried at her side, she pulled out several golden coins* Here... For your troubles miss? May I ask your name?
<Liyra> My name is Liyra K- Liyra Cal. And there's no need for payment, anything to help out a fellow bard.
<Jaggie> Umm.. thank you. *She stared at the coins for a moment then dropped them back in her pouch. She looked at the buildings. She'd never been in this secter before.*
<Liyra> *She points to an apartment around the corner* Not sure if its his, but I've seen him leaving from it a couple times. Is there anything else you need.... uh, mam?
<Jaggie> Thank you Liyra... and... yes.. I think myself has female. Though 'forged is just fine. *She bowed to Liyra then made her way to the door.*
<Liyra> *Liyra calls back before walking away.* I'm sorry if that was a touchy subject among... forged. To be honest I never saw any till I came to Stormreach.
<Jaggie> *Jaggie turned back* Don't be sorry. It is stile a strange subject.. but we well learn in time. *She smiled warmly* Thank you.Catacombs
<Hope> *Hope enters the catacombs, becomes frustrated as she no longer runs speedily do to her House Phiarlan Favor Thingy ending, caste haste on herself, and runs to where Uxor is.
<Uxor> *Uxor saw a very speedy shape of Hope. She eyed Hope suspiciously however, rather than offering her usual salute. She then wrote.* 'Hope can I know that it is really you?'
<Deriaz> *Deriaz's right shoulder jerked, and he frowned at his right arm. With his left, he gave an awkward salute.*
<Deriaz> *Deriaz pushed himself away from the wall, letting his back lie down on the ground. He put a hand to cover his eyes.* Not feeling so great. . .
<Uxor> *Uxor looked down and stepped inbetween Hope and Deriaz defensively. Until she got some way of confirmation, she was not going to make the same mistake twice.*
<Hope> *Hope smiles, winks at Uxor, and sings a ryme of her favorite song.*
<Hope> What's wrong with Deriaz?
<Uxor> *Uxor seemed placated for a moment.* 'I am sorry to be this way Hope. But circumstances require it. I know that Mekari has in the past faked being a bard. How can I know that she hasn't overheard your song in the same way I have in the past dealings?'
<Hope> and where's Mekari!?
<Uxor> *Then Uxor stoppedm, and started to walk towards Hope.* 'I have an idea. Hold still.'
<Hope> Let me touch you. *Hope offers her hand**Hope is prepare for any surprices*
<Uxor> *Uxor reached out a very cold hand towards Hope's face. If Hope permitted...She took hold of Hope's chin, as if she had expected to get a grip on something. But feeling only Hope's jaw bone, and her skin, she seems satisfied, and her eyes softened and she wrote.* 'Sorry. Where is Mekari... unknown. She removed herself from our conflict... worse for wear of it. But gone none the less. Hence my hesitation.
<Hope> *just then 3 undead walk around the corner, one is in a black hood and radiates a magical aura. Hope imediately steps back and casts Glittering dust.* *The other 2 skeletons fail their save and become blinded as the hooded one casts lightning bolt at Hope.* * Then Brother Augustus strikes down the arcane skeleton.*
<Uxor> *Uxor's eyes followed Hope's glance, and the bolt shooting between them told her all she needed to know.* *She was prepairing to bring out a thick mace, but she saw that Hope and Brother Augustus had the situation under control. Never the less, she was ready. At this ratem every new form that appeared in her eyes was Mekari. No matter what the appearence.*
<Hope> *The blinded skeletons came close to Deriaz, and Uxor swinging their weapons.*
<Deriaz/Ragyr> *Deriaz turned his head to the sound, and tried to get up, but only got upright. His legs didn't seem to want to move. He laid back down, hoping the situation could be handled by the three.*
<Uxor> *Seeing that the skeletons were not yet dealt with, she whirled round with the mace, smashing into them soundly.*
<Uxor> *Brother Augustus in the meantime cast forth his hands.* Back darkness! Receed before the light of the flame!
<Hope> Thank you brother, let us retreat to more safe place.
<Uxor> Brothe Augustus: Daughter fear no evil whilst in the company of a servant of the Silver Flame! I shall let no darkness come upon you. *But the brother did seem to be ushering them to a new location*House D
<Jaggie> *Jaggie knocked on the door*
<Liyra> Your welcome. *She smiles* May the roads be kind, Jaggie. I hope to see you again sometime.
<Jaggie> The roads be kind to you and your mug always full. *Jaggie peared through the apartments window.*
<Deriaz/Ragyr> *There was no reply, but there was the sound of whispering something inside.*
<Jaggie> *Jaggie knocked again* Sho...Ra..Ragyr?
<Deriaz/Ragyr> *The whispering continued. Whoever was inside didn't seem to hear it, or recognize it.*
<Liyra< *Liyra walks back around the corner, but curiosity gets the better of her, and she ducks into a alley to watch Jaggie*
<Jaggie> *Jaggie placed her head to the door, trying to hear inside*
<Ragyr> *She heard* . . . Up, you. . . badly. . . scratch, anyway. . .
<Jaggie> *Jaggie looked about and spied no one. She grabed the handel of the door and cracked it clean off*
<Ragyr> * The whispering in the house stopped for a second, but then started again.*
<Liyra> *Her eyes widened at the sight of Jaggie starting to break in*
<Jaggie> *What felt like a tap for jaggie destroied the intracate lock inside the door. If this was the wrong place, she'd have a long time trying to explain it.*
<Ragyr> *The whispering was a little more clear now that the door was broken.* Come on. . . You can't. . . You're. . . Out. . .
<Jaggie> Hello? *Jaggie plied the door open a little* I ... Sorta'..broke your door.. Sho? If this is the wrong place I'll pay for the repairs...Catacombs
<Hope> Deriaz? Can you function, I mean walk?
<Deriaz> *He shook his head, with a hand still over his eyes.* Drag me or something. Legs aren't listening to me right now.
<Hope> *Hope casts Bull's Strength on herself, and motions for Uxor to help her.*
<Uxor> *Uxor heaved Deriaz up without the need of assistance from Hope. She motioned for Hope to watch out behind them.* *It was awkward going, but she managed. She could not, however, handlle both fighting and Deriaz, and should the need arise to run faster, the strongest among them should bear the weight of Deriaz in her reasoning.*
<Hope> *Hope then realises that she wasted those spell points becuase her House Phiarlan buffs are far from exhausted.*
<Hope> *Hope's eyes had a flash of yellow, then green slowly holding fast to a brilliant blue.*
<Uxor> *Brother Augustus guided them through the catacombs.* Here my friends, this way, this is a safe haven.
<Hope> *Hope and Uxor set Deriaz to rest.* Uxor, tell me what happened with Mekari?
<Uxor> *Very painstakingly, Uxor recounted the incident.. or as much of it as she knew...* *Uxor penned out a lengthly note*
<Uxor> ' I came to the guild hall and there were flyers everywhere on the ground. So I knew something was wrong. Then I heard commotion outside. I followed it and went invis. just incase. I saw Deriaz, and Ragyr.. but Ragyr in a body of his own somehow? And I saw Jaggie on the ground hurt. I had to try and listen in, and that's when I saw myself standing in the window. Only I knew who it would be to try and look like me. Fortunately, she didn't notice me. I had some oils on me. Lucky for Jaggie, I've been keeping them with me for Der's sake. Then I snuck round inside the building from a different way and crept up on Mekari. It was the only person it could be really. Especially in conjunction with with Ragyr and Deriaz.
I was going to try and get information out of her, but she wouldn't hear of it. I had her by the throat with my blade. She didn't seem threatened by it. in fact, in retrospect, it was as if she KNEW I was going to act that way. And she proceeded to try and work up my anger to strike her. I wasn't going to bend to her wishes. No wishes of hers could be good. She kept recounting that she'd killed Varro. Still she holds to that. I put that aside, and in my scuffling with her, I found out that somehow she had some odd link with Ragyr. Whenever she's harmed, he is harmed as well. But somehow it is affecting both Ragyr and Deriaz. That is something for Deriaz to explain. I rightly don't understand all of it.
Unfortunately, between mine, Deriaz, and a freshly healed Jaggie's efforts... it was as if all the harm we did upon Mekari only served to take out Ragyr and Deriaz in the end. Sho intercepted Ragyr and fled in shadows to I don't know where. When that happened, Mekari took off. Teleport I think. She was beat up pretty good though. Deriaz got a very sound wound to her I think. I couldn't tell. She had me stunned on the ground with that.... that screaming she does.
Mekari had some other tricks to employ on us before her parting. Not only were our wounds affecting Der and Ragyr... but whenever you struck her, it was like a bust of some kind hit you!
<Hope> *Hope looks a frustrated eye toward Deriaz.*
<Uxor> The Deriaz blacked out. We tried to heal him and nothing happened. So we took him here to see the brother. He had to use a resurrection to get him back awake Hope. *and her note drew to a close.*
<Deriaz> *Deriaz didn't notice Hope's eye. His hand was still covering his eyes.*House D
<Raygr> *In Sho's house, Jaggie heard someone in a back room.* We're in here! *It wasn't Sho. The voice was deeper.*
<Jaggie> Ragyr? *Jaggie opened the door and sliped in*
<Ragyr> *Jaggie came across the scene of Ragyr shaking Sho, who was passed out on the ground.* Wake up, damnit! I've still got that job with you, and I' not about to lose out on the reward! *He turned as Jaggie entered.* The elf knocked out. I don't know if he's dead or not.
<Jaggie> Move! *Jaggie grabed Sho away from Ragyr.*
<Ragyr> *He looked at her, confussed.* What? You act like I'm the one that did that to him!
<Liyra> *Liyra watches Jaggie go inside and hears a slightly raised voice coming from inside.*
<Ragyr> Well, ok, maybe I had a small part in it, but. . .
<Jaggie> I don't want you hurting me again. *Jaggie kept her distance from him*
<Liyra> *growing concerned, she edged closer to the apartment.*
<Ragyr> **ragyr shrugged* Whatever, it was one incident.
<Jaggie> *Jaggie studdied the gash across Sho's rib and checked for breathing.*
<Sho> *Sho breaths slower and slower.*
<Ragyr> *Ragyr shrugged* He's been like that for a bit. Knocked out once he got me up and moving again.
<Jaggie> Ah gezz....ah gezz.... *Jaggie put her hands over the wound and started pumping healing mana*Catacombs
<Hope> We must find Varro!
<Uxor> *Uxor blinked in astonishment at Hope's sudden demand.* 'I... have every intention of doing so. Believe me when I say that. But the threat of Mekari complicates matters.' ' she is more agressive now it seems.'
<Hope> yes, it does seem that way, as she keeps looking at Deriaz, we must become more aggressive in our efforts to find Varro.
<Uxor> *Uxor took her attention to Deriaz.* 'What did she say to you Der? Mekari?
<Hope> *Hope listens intently*
<Deriaz> *Deriaz turned his attention, uncovering one eye with his hand. The eye had dimmed.* What did she say? I don't remember. . . Like, about Varro? Or what? Memory's a little fuzzy. . .Catacombs and House D
<Hope> *In her intent listening state, Hope sences Sho slipping away* <Sho! Hold on, I'm coming!>
<Jaggie> Right pouch, healing potions, poor into his mouth, now! *Jaggie shifted over so Ragyr could reach the pouch**She could feel every bit of her magic going into healing Sho*
<Hope> *Hope bolts out of the catacombs* Uxor, it's Sho, I must go to him! * Hope has caste haste on herself affecting the other three before she bolted out*
<Ragyr> *Ragyr blinked once, but shrugged.* uh, sure, right. *He reached in, and pulled out a random potion. He took off the cork, and poured the contents into Sho's mouth.*
<Liyra> *Liyra, now almost right outside the door, tries to make sence of what she is hearing. At the same time debating whether or not she should enter.*
<Jaggie> Keep pouring! *Jaggie bent down again and checked his breathing once more.*
<Hope> <Sho! You better not leave me too!>
<Ragyr> *he poured the rest in, and returned to the pouch. He grabbed another potion, and poured the contents into Sho's mouth.* This doesn't look like it's doing much. Not that I'm an expert, Just saying...
<Hope> *Hope seems to run faster than she's ever before*Catacombs
<Uxor> *Uxor watched her go and nearly sighed. Was Mekari EVERTWHERE now? First Varro... then Deriaz.. now Sho...* *But she looked to Der* 'She was talking in your head. you all were quiet for a long time, and I know how she is.'
<Deriaz> *He shrugged.* I don't remember exactly. Like I said, memory is fuzzy. Said something about how she couldn't let Ragyr live.
<Uxor> *Uxor frowned* 'Please try to think Der. Did she say why?' 'Did Ragyr do something to her to bring her down on him?'
<Deriaz> *he shook his head. His hand fell away from his face-- limp* Uh. . . Something about him being a free spirit. I don't remember.
<Uxor/BroGus> *Uxor watched Der, then motioned for the brother, who knelt down* Yes my child?
<Uxor> *Uxor motioned again more adamently towards Deriaz, so the brother inspected Deriaz's well being once more.*
<Deriaz> *Deriaz looked up at the brother, his eyes fairly darkened. The orange tint was beginning to fade.* What? I feel fine.
<Bro Gus> *Brother Augustus frowned after looking Deriaz over* This is not well my son. I am afraid to say it but... you appear to be dying. * He held out a hand and tried to force more life giving magic into Deriaz*
<Deriaz> *Deriaz laughed* You're crazy. I feel fine, I said.
<Bro Gus> I wish my assessment of your stability were so, Ambassador. But I can only say that which my skills have determined by observation of you.
<Deria> *Deriaz laughed again.* You're still crazy. How can I be dying if I feel fine? *His eyes seemed to light up, though slightly, from the healing*
<Bro Gus> *The Brother watched him a moment longer* I am not of knowing this my son. have you come under the force of an great evil?
<Deriaz> Besides the accident back at the guild hall? *Deriaz shook his head.* Nothing else, but I didn't start losing control of my limbs until, well, Ragyr knocked out.
<Bro Gus> *The brother continued to observe Deriaz to see if he continued to show signs of dying despite the healing.*House D
<Jaggie> *Jaggie freed one arm and reached for another pouch at her side. She pulled out a wand and started going back and forth between mana and stick.*
<Sho> *Sho's mind: The mark, it burns, it's angry, the job isn't done, not yet 'ol elf, not yet.*
<Liyra> *That settled it. She went in through the doorway* Jaggie! I have some ability to heal, I might be able to help.
<Sho>*Sho coughs hard, and start to breath normally*
<Jaggie> Please! *Jaggie looked up, pleading*
<Ragyr> *Ragyr jumped back.* Alright, how many people did you bring with you?
<Liyra> *Kneels next to the injured eld and starts healing alongside Jaggie* At least he's breathing normally again...
<Sho> R-R-Ragyr...how is the forged?
<Jaggie> *she looked to Ragyr*
<Sho> *coughs blood*
<Hope> *Suddenly Hope appears before Sho and the others* Stand aside!
<Ragyr> *ragyr looked at Sho in confusion. He opened his mouth to say something, but jumped back further to the wall at the entrance of Hope. Too many fleshies for him to feel comfortable.*
<Jaggie> Who-? *Jaggie was pushed aside*
<Hope> *Hope quickly turns him over revealing his back.*
<Sho> Ragyr, are you here? Ragyr!
<Ragyr> *Ragyr nodded.* Yeah, over here. Near the wall.
<Hope> *Hope then casts burning hands on Sho's back.
<Liyra> What are you doing? Are you trying to kill him?!
<Ragyr> She better not be. I need him! *He shut his mouth after saying that.*
<Jaggie> What are you doing!? *Jaggie grasped Hope by the sholder*
<Hope> Yes! Here take this. *as she tosses out a rez cake* *Hope casts burning hands one more time for goodness sake*
<Lirya> What.....? *She catches the rez cake in her left hand.*
<Ragyr> *Ragyr began to slowly make his way for the door. He wasn't looking at all comfortable in the situation.*
<Jaggie> Ragyr!! Stop!!
<Sho> Ragyr, stay out of Danger! I only can take so much, GO!
<Hope> *Hope's fire resist cloak becomes exhausted as she falls to the floor incap*
<Sho> *Winces at the burning hands*
<Ragyr> *Ragyr froze.* What? You think I was leaving? I was, just, uh. . .
<Jaggie> Here now! More pots! His mouth!
<Hope> *Hope obviously stabalises*
<Jaggie> *Jaggie shoved the crazy caster away* What the hell was she trying to do? *Her wand became depleted and she searched for another*
<Liyra) I've got some health pots in my pack, take them! *Hands Jaggie a handfull of small vials.*
<Jaggie> Ragyr, get me water, cold..
<Ragyr> *He seemed to want to say no, but then looked as if he remembers something, and leaves the room.*
<Sho> *Sho get up and picks up his staff*
<Jaggie> *Jaggie poped open a vial, the cork stile between her lips when Sho picked himself up.*
<Liyra> *Liyra looks up at Sho.* Are you alrigh?
<Ragyr> *Ragyr came back a moment later with a bucket of water, but saw Sho standing now.* Can I still pour it on him?
<Sho> *Coughs more blood* Never better, thank you. Ragyr, lead me out, and to my armor.
<Jaggie> No, Hand it here Ragyr...
<Ragyr> *Ragyr looked between Sho and Jaggie, but handed the bucket to Jaggie, seeming to trust a Forged over and Elf, even if they did have some type of agreement.*
<Jaggie> *Jaggie grabbed Sho by the arm*
<Sho> *He pulled his arm away*
<Liyra> *Liyra stood back against the wall, looking from ragyr, to the woman unconsiouc on the floor, to Sho and Jaggie.*
<Jaggie> *Jaggie stod looking down at Sho* Set.
<Sho> You aren't Ragyr. Ragyr, I said come help me, we need to talk on the way over.
<Ragyr> *Ragyr frowned.* I'm the only Ragyr there is. And as long as these three still say you're not ok, then. . .Well. . . After what Deriaz told me to do? Sorry, I'm not budging.
<Sho> *spits* Fine.
<Jaggie> *Jaggie looked at Ragyr* Your brother is in trouble.. When I brought him to the catacombs he was..... The Flame said dead.......
<Sho> *Sho walks over to Hope, adn lifts her up.* You guys could show respect to the Guild leader at least.
<Jaggie> Elf! *Jaggie glared then paused* Leader?
<Ragyr> *Ragyr's eyes widened* But, when I passed out. . . He was still. . . And Mekari. . . Stabbed her. . . I. . . What? *he blinked in confusion.*
<Hope> *Hope- of-the-Lady, Archon of the Fellowship of the Golden Night*
<Jaggie> I don't know.... And I stile don't trust you Ragyr, but I did what Deriaz asked of me.
<Sho> All would have been fine if you listened and left Jaggie, this was not your business.
<Jaggie> Listened? There's been to many people today telling me what to do. Frigg 'them...
<Sho> Ragyrm if Deriaz is in trouble go, but we WILL talk later.
<Ragyr> *Ragyr shook his head, and he looked even more confused.* Deriaz asked you to do something? For me? Did he say why?
<Ragyr> *Ragyr glanced at Sho.* Not until I understand what's going on here, I'm not leaving.Liyra Points CounterJaggie
10 for a conversation started by Hope, about magical chain mail of urine absorbtion. "Does it come in Docents?" Hope
10 for the "+3 diapers of rightenous"
10 for being bad and pretending she was afk while Uxor wrote out a summary of the 'Post of Death'Uxor
1CCcookie from Hope, for writing a summary of the 'Post of Death.'((Some funny ooc))
<Uxor> (Brother Augustus: The silver flame fears no armor soiling!!)
<Liyra> (That's cuz the Silver Flame wears diapers.)
<Hope> (Actually they're +3 diapers of rightenous)
<Uxor> (Jaggie: The Little Pillsbury dough boy's got NOTHIN on me))
<Jaggie> (*makes the "hehe!" Sound that Pillsbury makes when his belly is poked*)
<Liyra> ( Sometimes I get back from an afk and its like everything went crazy without my presence)
<Uxor> (Jaggie: *brings out the paddles on Sho* CLEAR! *bzzzt*
<Uxor> (Hope: *Beats on Sho's back with a rolled up newspaper* BAD dragon mark, BAD!.... Dragonmark: Yipe yipe yipe!))
in comment to the brother asking if Deriaz had come under the force of any great evil - <Uxor> (Deriaz: Well, there was that mummy, but the devs told me since I was forged I'd be ok, they... they promised they fixed that bug. oO