02-17-2013

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Hunger:

(Log by Samiyah)

The Lower Hall
[Exits: north up]
This hallway must have been built by giants! It is huge! Then
again, there are more than a few giants that belong to The Guild, so
it may just be so. A stairway leads up to another hallway above.
(Token magic) A magical spring flows from the ground here.
A copy of the TFC Daily News lies here.
A delicious magic mushroom is here.
(White Aura) The newsboy stands here selling newspapers.
(Dark Purple Aura) Angriff is resting here.
(Dark Purple Aura) Ghazkull is here.
Mish Leigh Salvandor will use her contacts to help you... for a price.

You say (in common), 'Hello, Ghazkull'.

Ghazkull smiles happily.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'Hello, Samiyah'.

Samiyah asks delicately, 'Have you found any resolution to your .. erm.. situation?'
Samiyah looks at Ghazkull.

Ghazkull sits down and thinks deeply.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'not a resolution, but a way... forward'.

You smile happily.
You say (in common), 'I am glad to hear it.'.
You say (in common), 'Did your fellows in the lost help you?'.

Samiyah gestures at Angriff.

Ghazkull smiles sadly, 'unfortunately there are few that can help me.

Angriff says (in common), 'huh'.

Samiyah's brow furrows as she frowns, looking troubled.
You say (in common), 'I am sorry to hear that.'.
You say (in common), 'Who CAN help you?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'there are 2 that still visit the realm that I am aware of'.

You say (in common), 'Who might they be, Ghazkull?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'DarkClaw is one.'.

You say (in common), 'Who is the other?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'the other is, I believe your Sayidda.'.

Samiyah wrinkles her brow in thought.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I apologize if I got the terminology incorrect'.

You say (in common), 'Sayyida is a title.. given to women of honor.'.
You say (in common), 'All female immortals are Sayyida..'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'ah'.

You say (in common), 'Sahib is a male term of honor.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I do not know much of the desert ways'.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'please forgive me'.

You say (in common), 'Do you mean The Sahib...'.

Ghazkull nods.

Samiyah says his name with respect, 'Seraph'?

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'indeed, although I would never seek his aid.'.

Samiyah wrinkles her brow in thought.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I mention him only as you asked'.

You say (in common), 'Why would He know of your illness?'.
You say (in common), 'Perhaps I could ask for help on your behalf!'.

Ghazkull shakes his head.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'this is something I feel I must be guided in by DarkClaw, and DarkClaw alone'.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'although I thank you for your concern.'.

You say (in common), 'Are you.. as she is ?'.
You say (in common), 'A vampire?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'not complete'.

You say (in common), 'Until you drink someone's blood?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'when DarkClaw rescued me from Leareth's tower, I was near death.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'she refused to let me die, and... gave me some of her blood to keep me going.'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.
You say (in common), 'I had heard that much, and that it was not complete..'.

Ghazkull nods.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I need to feed in order to 'complete' the change.'.

You say (in common), '.. do you wish to?'.

Ghazkull shakes his head.

You say (in common), 'you do not wish to be a vampire?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I...'.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'do not know'.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I have felt my strength growing, my skills are progressing at a remarkable rate'.

You say (in common), 'I have seen what happens to one who needs to feed, who does not.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'compared to how they were before the tower.'.

You say (in common), 'It is a frightening thing, and the weakness can happen very quickly.'.
You say (in common), 'Is there any going back?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I do not know.'.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I do not think so.'.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I have certainly never heard of any such thing'.

Samiyah says quietly, 'Then there is only going forward, if one cannot go back..?'

Ghazkull nods.

You say (in common), 'So. How do we help you go forward?'.

Ghazkull says simply, 'I must feed'

You say (in common), 'Do you have a goblet?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I don't. although I believe DarkClaw wished to talk with me before I did anything.'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

You say (in common), 'Very well, then.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I have no idea what to expect, and she would be near me.'.

You say (in common), 'If you were hungry and a human, I would offer you bread.'.
You say (in common), 'As you are not..'.
You say (in common), 'I was going to offer what I might..'.
Samiyah turns over her wrist.

Ghazkull gasps in astonishment.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I am honoured that you would wish to aid me in this... task'.

You say (in common), 'Ink is a fish and he eats bugs. Aoide is a human, she eats bread. Seraph is a Fallen Angel, and he eats souls.'.

You say (in common), 'Sustenance takes many forms, and it seems, to me, silly to be upset about that.'.

Ghazkull smiles happily.

You say (in common), 'I am one who would not see anyone go hungry to the point of death.'.
You say (in common), 'So.'.
You say (in common), 'Should the time come that you need someone to help you.'.
You say (in common), 'Let me know. I am willing.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I shall be fine for the time being, I am able to take small sustenance from steaks I make from my vanquished foes'.

You say (in common), 'Though I am not sure if the Sayyida and her loved one would find me appropriate.'.
You shrug.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'the Lost have more pressing issues to be dealing with than the turning of one of their number.'.

Samiyah's brow furrows as she frowns, looking troubled.
You say (in common), 'There is no more pressing matter than the well being of one of the tribe. ..Ever.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I still have full use of my faculties, one of our number currently does not'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'the Sayyida I feel would have no issue, though I do not speak for her'.

Samiyah's face remains calm but her voice is touched with a distinct chill. 'That one of the Lost can remind blind for all his days, for all I care.'

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I understand your feelings'.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'but I can and must help him'.

You say (in common), 'I honor your determination. In that task, however, the Lost will have no help from me.'.

Ghazkull nods.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I respect that decision. I already possess that which we require'.

Samiyah says under her breath, 'More's the pity.'

Ghazkull frowns at what you did.

Samiyah regards you calmly.
You say (in common), 'I wish him ill, for what he has done.'.
You say (in common), 'I will not apologize for that/.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I have not asked you to.'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

Samiyah wrinkles her brow in thought.
You say (in common), 'Enough of such dark thoughts.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'agreed'.

You say (in common), 'How can we help you to grow stronger, in the mean time?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'today I am having a 'lazy' day'.
Ghazkull snickers at his own evil thoughts.

You say (in common), 'very well.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'but thank you once again for the offer.'.
Ghazkull bows before you.

Samiyah nods. 'Perhaps another time.'
You say (in common), 'if you have need of help, just let me know.'.

You wave.


Unseen


Beside a Small Pond
[Exits: east south west]
A spindly, unstable-looking drying rack has been built from sticks and grass.
A small earthenware jug brimming with water stands here.

Someone steps out if the shadows.

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

You say (in common), 'Sahib..'.

Someone says, 'hello, Samiyah'.

You rest.

You say (in common), 'I have learned where your weapon is now.'.

Someone says, 'oh'.

You say (in common), 'It was given by Hedschott to Wish... who gifted it to Teva.'.

Someone nods.

You say (in common), 'How fare You today?'.

Someone says, 'ok'.

Someone says, 'seems to be plenty of angry people now cause of teva and angriff'.

You say (in common), 'Well, others were attempting to make an offered purchase..'.

Someone says, 'people feel they do not deserve it'.

You say (in common), 'and the bargains were broken.'.
You say (in common), 'Which make people unhappy.'.

Someone says, 'would you expect anything less from them'.

Samiyah looks down at her clasped hands. "I was not very happy when Hedschott broke off our negotiations."

You say (in common), 'I had hoped to regain it for You.'.
You say (in common), 'But it isn't like I can take it by force.'.
You chuckle.

Someone says, 'maybe it is better off not in your hands'.

You say (in common), 'Why is that, Sahib?'.

You say (in common), 'Did You not tell me that it would have much to teach me?'.

Someone says, 'it would teach you yes'.

You say (in common), 'I am confused, Sahib. You said you wished me to learn, and that it would teach, but that perhaps that is not for the best?'.

Someone says, 'what the shield did to you was minor'.

You say (in common), 'Are there things I should not know about You?'.

Samiyah goes pale.
Samiyah stammers, 'It.. was?'

Someone nods.
Someone says, 'if you seek the helm and weapon hmmmm'.
Someone sits down and thinks deeply.
Someone says, 'the helm will let you see. what I saw'.

You say (in common), 'Were there good things to see? Or is it all just...death?'.
Someone says, 'and give you a taste of what I felt'.
Someone says, 'maybe the helm'.

Her voice sounds hopeful that there might be some light within that darkness, some good moments.

Someone says, 'the Similus will only bring ........'.

You say (in common), 'I learned today that Similus had a sister.'.

You say (in common), 'Seretas.'.

Someone says, 'oh'.

You say (in common), 'Did you ever wield Seretas?'.

Someone shakes his head.

You say (in common), 'Forgive me for interrupting, Sahib. Similus will bring.. what, Sahib?'.

Someone says, 'the Similus.. brought death and that's all you will feel'.

Samiyah frowns, biting on her lower lip indecisively.
You say (in common), 'I understand, Sahib.'.
You say (in common), 'I did speak with some other Ordaineds.'.

Someone says, 'and'.

You say (in common), 'And they agreed - that the duties of an Ordained are often bloody and violent, in defense of their people... expectedly so.'.

Someone nods.

Samiyah says quietly, 'I did not realize that my brother, Cresom, had killed so many.'

Someone says, 'so you understand?'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.
You say (in common), 'Yes, Sahib.'.
You say (in common), 'I could never be an Ordained... it .. I... no.'.

Someone says, 'people do what they was created to do'.

You sigh.
Samiyah stares down at her dusty boots.
You say (in common), 'Yes, Sahib.'.

Someone says, 'you was created for knowledge of the realm and to sing about it'.

Samiyah says quietly, almost a little bitterly, 'Yes, and that's oh, so very important..'

Someone says, 'to get people to notice'.
Someone says, 'it is'.

You say (in common), 'Songs don't save anyone. They don't do important deeds.'.

Someone says, 'have you not brought me back?'.

You say (in common), '..Have I, Sahib?'.
You say (in common), 'Is it my doing?'.

Someone says, 'am I here?'.

Samiyah says wryly, 'Your voice is..'
Samiyah glances pointedly around the pond area.

Someone says, 'I was a sleep with the other gods and I heard you calling'.

Samiyah's brow furrows as she frowns, looking troubled.
You say (in common), 'I do not understand... I did not know You before you first approached me..'.

Someone says, 'so I came. and now cause of you everyone knows me'.
Someone says, 'you have always known me'.

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.
You say (in common), 'Yes, Sahib.'.

Someone says, 'it bothers you I don't show myself'.

Samiyah blushes, ducking her head and concealing her face in one of the layers of her veil.
You say (in common), 'Yes, Sahib.'.

Someone says, 'why'.

Samiyah starts to speak, then closes her mouth, and thinks more carefully.
You say (in common), 'Because it made me feel special. That of all mortals, only I could see you.'.

Someone says, 'ahhh'.

You say (in common), 'And because I like to know where You stand, so that I may look at You when You speak.'.
You say (in common), 'It is rude not to look at someone when they are talking.'.
You say (in common), 'and I do not like to be rude.'.
You say (in common), '..and because ...'.

Someone bends over looking at you.

Samiyah's voice goes very quiet, 'I hope that one day your weapon and shield will not be bleeding.'

Someone says, 'I cannot see you'.

You blink.
You say (in common), 'I don't understand, Sahib. Are You blind once more?'.

Someone shakes his head.
Someone says, 'I can see fine'.

You say (in common), 'I stand before You, Sahib.. Your eyes are not injured... How is it that You do not see me?'.

Someone says, 'you mask yourself as well'.

You blink.
You say (in common), 'I veil, as is the tradition...'.

Someone says, 'oh'.

You say (in common), '"That which is revealed, is reviled"'.
You say (in common), 'Is that not Your will for the tribes?'.

Someone says, 'has others seen you remove it?'.

common), 'Only another woman, Sahib.. I have never removed it before a man.'.
You say (in common), 'Not while I was conscious. '.

Someone says, 'your dear brother has not?'.

You say (in common), 'I have had people threaten to steal it...'.

You say (in common), '(now you're gonna make me check logs - I don't _think_ so)'.
Someone says, '(lol)'.

You say (in common), 'Belgarion saw my face, when he walked in without permission, as I spoke with DarkClaw, long ago, but I turned away quickly.'.

Someone nods.

You say (in common), 'But no, no man has seen my face unveiled, of my own will.'.
You say (in common), 'I have followed the Laws.'.

Someone says, 'so I am just a man'.

You blink.

Samiyah stammers, 'Uhm..You, er, Sahib... are.. uh...'
Samiyah opens her mouth to speak, then closes it once more.
You say (in common), 'You are the Three-Who-Are-One. '.

Someone says, 'but I am just a man'.

You say (in common), 'Are You not also male, Sahib?'.

You say (in common), 'Does one lose one's.. um... distinctions... when one becomes Immortal?'.

You say (in common), 'Or are you saying that the law simply does not apply?'.

Someone says, 'I am a man'.
Someone says, 'but am I like the common man you come across'.
Someone says, 'am I like your brother'.

Samiyah murmurs, 'You are confusing me, Sahib. I do not know Your will or wishes and it makes me feel frightened.'

You say (in common), 'No, Sahib, You are not common or mundane or mortal.'.

You say (in common), 'Tradition says that the veil is even MORE required when addressing the Holy.'.
You say (in common), 'I have always sought to respect and honor that...'.

Someone says, 'my wish is for you to make your own choices'.

You say (in common), '...I wonder if this is what Sahib Wish meant..'.
Samiyah bites her lip, frowning and thinking.

You say (in common), 'Sahib Wish said that the word the Elders said meant 'wrong and forbidden ' - Halal - means the opposite.. 'Allowed and permitted..

You say (in common), 'That the term is 'Haraam.

You say (in common), 'And that if the Elders had told us of things that were permitted, as wrong, that perhaps we had been deceived.'.

You say (in common), 'Will You not instruct me, Sahib, as to which is the truth?'.

Someone nods.
Someone says, 'the next time we meet'.

Samiyah sinks to her knees, lowering her head to the ground in a deep gesture of humility and respect.

Someone steps into the shadows.

Samiyah rises as You depart, smoothing her veil nervously.

Strange And Unusual Goings On


> c portal fountain
You make the gesture necessary to invoke your spell.

Opening a portal to a fountain.
Is this where you wanted to be?
The Lair of Flare, the Ancient Red Dragon
[Exits: west]
A chest made of solid obsidian is molded to the floor of the cavern.
(Light Red Aura) The enormous red dragon rests here glaring at your intrusion.

You gossip (in common), 'Uh'.
You gossip (in common), 'I am in a BAD BAD BAD PLACE'.

Someone tells you (in common), 'where'.

You tell someone (in common), '(Light Red Aura) The enormous red dragon rests here glaring at your intrusion.'.

The earth trembles beneath your feet!
Your earthquake grazes yourself.

Someone tells you (in common), 'dark!'.
Someone tells you (in common), 'then portal out'.

The dragon's tail brushes up against your leg.

You tell someone (in common), 'I don't have it'.

Someone tells you (in common), 'ugh'.

Someone tells you (in common), 'necroport'.

> c portal casket
You make the gesture necessary to invoke your spell.

Opening a portal to a jewelled casket.
The Inner Tomb of Scyrah
[Exits: none]
A jewelled casket sits here, engulfed within a beautiful aura.
(Hide) (Light Blue Aura) (White Aura) Scyrah lies here, undisturbed, on a bed of golden fleece.

Scyrah snores quietly

You blink.

l Scyrah
You have found Scyrah, retired to his death bed. His majestic attire is
testimony to his reign during his mortal presence. Eager to examine the
intricate items surrounding him, you draw nearer and notice that his chest
is moving. It is moving very slowly and evenly as if he were in an extremely
deep sleep. Can it be he is still alive after ages gone past? Do you dare to
approach further? Is he aware of your presence?
Scyrah is in perfect health.

Scyrah is using:
<used as light> (Glowing) the Orb of Scyrah
<worn on arms> (Weak magic) a pair of ring mail sleeves
<held> (Token magic) the Staff of Scyrah

You quaff a vial of a shimmering elixir.
Recall Room
[Exits: west]

You sleep.
You gossip (in common), 'Greetings, Sayyida Aoide!'.

Aoide gossips (in common), 'Hello Sami!'.

You wake and stand up.

The Pit
[Exits: east up]
A pit for donations dominates the room.

You get a quilted cloth caftan from the donation pit.
You put a quilted cloth caftan in a sack of ill-gotten loot.

A decrepit skeletal hands reaches for Samiyah from out of the pit.

You scream! ARRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!

Hallway
[Exits: north east south west down]

Hallway
[Exits: north east south west]

Recall Room
[Exits: west]

Samiyah hops onto one of the benches.

You gossip (in common), 'THERE IS A DEAD THING IN THE PIT!!'.

Aoide gossips (in common), 'on purpose?'.

You gossip (in common), '*panicked* I don't know, Sayyida - something tried to grab me!'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'oh no!'.
Aoide tells you (in common), 'be careful!'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'it was a bony hand!'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'that sounds awful'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'and it reached out and tried to grab me!'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'I cannot come to guild for a minute or I would look for you'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'go slowly if you must returns'.
Aoide tells you (in common), 'return*'.

c portal Scyrah
You make the gesture necessary to invoke your spell.
Target not found.

c portal casket
You make the gesture necessary to invoke your spell.
Target not found.

A baby wail can be heard from a distance...and then it is suddenly cut off.

c portal tomb
You make the gesture necessary to invoke your spell.
Target not found.

You shiver. Brrrrrrrrr.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I am hearing a baby cry..'.

Zarathos appears suddenly.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'and all of my wizard marks have vanished'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'oh my'.

(Sami runs to...)

The Gallery of Wisdom
[Exits: west]
(Blue Aura) A sword lays across the cover of this large golden book.

Samiyah prays, 'Sahib?'

The Storytelling Amphitheater
[Exits: west]

Samiyah prays, 'Shepherd watch over us!'

Samiyah gets a stick of incense from a small pouch and carefully lights it.
Samiyah wafts the incense through the air.
Samiyah gets a pinch of salt from a small pouch and casts it in a circle around herself.
You say (in common), 'Foul spirits, begone!'.

A cockroach with two heads skitters across the room.

Samiyah stomps on the unnatural bug.
You say (in common), 'die, bug!!!'.

Samiyah shudders, remembering the maggots of the pyramid.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'are you still alright?'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'Strange things are happening, Sayyida..'.
You tell Aoide (in common), 'I am .. hiding.'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'more so than usual?'.
Aoide tells you (in common), 'it seems strange things are following you as close as shadow'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'Babies crying, skeletal hands reaching out.. two headed bugs!'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I HATE bugs!'.

Aoide tells you (in common), '*comfort*'.
Aoide tells you (in common), 'where was the bug?'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I have cast a circle of salt and burned incense and am praying to the shepherd.'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I am in the Amphitheater'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'may he keep you safe'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I have faith in Him.'.

Samiyah whispers another prayer to the Shepherd.

You gossip (in common), 'Would could cause all of my wizard marks to vanish, but NOT remove my ability to communicate?'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'were you in combat?'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I was not.'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'hm, because a dispel might do that'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I was not dispelled.'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'and they all faded at once?'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'Yes.'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'even ones I had set moments before.'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I have never had that happen before.'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'nor have I'.
Aoide tells you (in common), 'a naturalize can remove a wizmark'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'a weak unfetter is sometimes only partly successful'.
Aoide tells you (in common), 'but if you are a pacifist (which I suspect you are) you cannot be unfettered in safe'.

You tell Aoide (in common), 'I wonder if I am cursed in some fashion...'.

Aoide tells you (in common), 'perhaps so'.
Aoide tells you (in common), 'but that is not a happy thought'.

You tell Sagan (in common), 'Hound of the Hunt, may I be so bold as to interrupt and ask for a few minutes of your time?'.

Sagan tells you (in common), 'Evidently my prey isn't interested, that should not be a problem!'.

You tell Sagan (in common), 'oh, are you Hunting?'.

Sagan tells you (in common), 'I do that a lot. *grin* Especially with such juicy targets on. '.

Hallway
[Exits: north east south west down]
(White Aura) The newsboy stands here selling newspapers.
(Dark Cyan Aura) Soloman is here.
(Dark Purple Aura) Belgarion is here.
(Dark Purple Aura) Angriff is resting here.
(Invis) (Dark Purple Aura) Zarathos is resting here.

Samiyah glares in Belgarion's direction.

You tell Shilea (in common), 'are you Hunting?'.

Shilea tells you (in common), 'aye'.

You tell Shilea (in common), 'I wish you well in your Hunt.'.

Shilea tells you (in common), 'thanks!'.

Soloman gossips (in common), 'why do I feel like there is no good here anymore'.

Aoide gossips (in common), 'you do appear to be outnumbered'.

Sagan gossips (in common), 'Because there really isn't?'.

Soloman gossips (in common), 'government must be running this game'.
Soloman gossips (in common), 'were gonna be banning all sharp weapons since they are a hazard to someones health'.

Hallway
[Exits: north east south west down]
(Dark Cyan Aura) Soloman is here.
(Light Red Aura) Sagan is here.
(Invis) (Light Red Aura) Shilea is here.
(Dark Purple Aura) Belgarion is here.
(Dark Purple Aura) Angriff is resting here.

Sagan gossips (in common), 'Sounds like you'.
Sagan gossips (in common), 'have a little frustration there'.
Sagan gossips (in common), 'Join the dark side, Soloman. '.

Samiyah bows before Sagan.

Sagan bows before you.
Sagan says (in common), 'Greetings, not so little bard.'.
Sagan smiles at you.

You say (in common), 'When you might have some time, Hound, I was hoping to speak with you.'.

You say (in common), 'But if you Hunt, that is more important.'.

Sagan says (in common), 'Evidently I have time now.'.

Belgarion shrugs.

Sagan says (in common), 'You can't Hunt what won't leave safe.'.

Soloman gossips (in common), 'I'm not allowed to join the dark side'.

Sagan smiles happily.
Sagan says (in common), 'Let's talk!'.

You say (in common), 'Perhaps elsewhere?'.

Sagan nods.

Samiyah glares at Belgarion.

Reacher gossips (in common), 'Samiyah is pretty good'.
Reacher gossips (in common), 'you should make friends with her'.

You gossip (in common), 'I am very nice, I promise. :)'.

(They leave and go to another room.)

The Hound's Tale


> l sagan

Sagan says (in common), 'What can I do for you?'.
Sagan smiles happily.

Samiyah looks at you, biting her lower lip, and indicates your helm.

You say (in common), 'That which you wear.'.
You say (in common), 'You have told me a little of it..'.

Sagan stops using A black fullface helm with no eye slits.
Sagan nods.

You say (in common), 'It.. um.. '.

Sagan says (in common), 'Would you like to see it?'.

You say (in common), 'It is an artifact...'.
Samiyah stammers, 'No! er, yes, but no... but...'

You shiver, Brrrrrrrrr.
You say (in common), 'Yes. But I do not think I am ready yet.'.

Sagan gives you A black fullface helm with no eye slits.

You scream. ARRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!

Samiyah's eyes go wide above her veil in shock and she falls to the ground in a pile of dark linen.

Reacher arrives from the west.

Sagan winces. Ouch!
Sagan checks on Samiyah.
Sagan looks at you.
Sagan utters the words, 'judicandus qfuhuqar'.
You feel better!

Reacher makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Reacher draws a funny looking rune on a nasty razor edged dagger.

Samiyah begins to have a seizure.

Soloman utters the words, 'qhiat ay sfainfrauai'.
You are surrounded by a magical cloak.

Sagan grabs the helm from Samiyah's shaking hands.

Samiyah lays crumpled on the floor, shuddering.

Sagan wears A black fullface helm with no eye slits on his head.

Samiyah screams as the helm is removed, and she wakes, eyes open and staring and horrified.

Sagan says (in common), 'Sorry about that. I didn't know it would have that affect.'.
Sagan blushes.
Sagan says (in common), 'What... what happened?'.

Samiyah stares at you in horror, tears pouring down her face.
Samiyah stares down at her hands, rubbing them as if they are filthy with blood.

Sagan pokes someone in the ribs.

Someone giggles Wyldly.

Samiyah stares back at Sagan, wordless in shock and horror.

Katrana has granted you the ability to see her when she is invis.

Sagan sighs loudly.
Sagan nods.

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Katrana says, 'Hello bardling of the Sands.'.

Samiyah leans against the wall, curled back against it defensively.

Katrana raises an eyebrow.
Katrana glances to her Hound.

Sagan says (in common), 'So the helm intrigues you but... you cannot bear to touch it?'.
Sagan responds to Katrana with a shrug.

You say (in common), 'it.. I...'.

Sagan says (in common), 'I didn't know!'.

Katrana nods slowly.

Samiyah bursts into silent tears.
Samiyah whispers, 'It saw ... everything.'
Samiyah wraps her arms around herself, as if to barrier away the cold that is within her.

Katrana says, 'The helm?'.

Sagan says (in common), 'What was there to see?'.

Sagan glances curiously at Samiyah.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

You say (in common), 'It was made for Him.'.
You say (in common), 'For the Sahib..'.
You say (in common), 'It let Him see.. with no eyes.'.
You say (in common), 'It WAS his eyes.'.
Samiyah stumbles over the words.

Katrana growls.
Katrana says, 'That one...'.

Samiyah holds her hand over her mouth, as if to keep from being sick.

Sagan says (in common), 'It has chosen a new master, then. '.
Sagan says (in common), 'It does have many memories, I will grant you that.'.

Samiyah shudders in horror. "It remembers every death - sees them - as His shield tasted each of them."

You say (in common), 'But He said it was the duty.. his duty... as Ordained..."'.
You say (in common), 'And Cresom said it was true..'.
Samiyah babbles.

Sagan shakes his head.
Sagan says (in common), 'What duty?'.

Katrana says, 'Sami...I remember every Thread my Hunt casts down to grant a Rebirth...those should be embraced.'.

Sagan says (in common), 'It IS the duty of the Ordained to defend the following from any threats. '.

Samiyah answers the Deity first, saying, 'I am not used to seeing.. feeling.. witnessing.. that Hunt..'

Sagan says (in common), 'I choose to do so.... proactively. '.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

You say (in common), 'Yes.. that is what He said was His duty'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'That it was to save others'.
You say (in common), 'to protect others..'.
You say (in common), 'And it was a duty he could be proud of, enjoy..'.

Sagan says (in common), 'Do not think that justifies the actions. '.

Samiyah whispers, 'I do not understand the joy of it.'

Katrana grins Wyldly.

Sagan says (in common), 'I am not a good creature. Nor was He. '.

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You say (in common), 'Is not what you do for your brothers, good?'.

Sagan says (in common), 'To save others from the burden, however, we Ordained take that blackness into us. '.

Samiyah looks deeply troubled.

You blink.

Sagan says (in common), 'It is - but would walking through a fire to save a child still not leave marks upon your skin?'.
Sagan says (in common), 'You would do good, but be forever changed. '.
Sagan shrugs.
Sagan says (in common), 'It is the same with those of us who walk this path. '.

Samiyah's mouth makes a little 'o' of surprise and understanding.
Samiyah nods mutely.

You say (in common), 'But are you a bad man?'.

Katrana says, 'Good, evil...it is a matter of perspective.'.

Sagan says (in common), 'I don't know what I am. '.

Katrana says, 'To me, my Hunt...my Hound, I do not believe is a bad man...Though the realm may view him otherwise.'.

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Sagan says (in common), 'I am a boon to my friends and a danger to my enemies. That is all I hope for.'.
Sagan smiles happily.

Katrana says, 'He Protects mine, he grants Rebirths to those who the Pattern calls to strike down.'.

Katrana says, 'Sometimes...yes, sometimes, he strikes down his own brethren.'.
Katrana says, 'As it's their time.'.
Katrana says, 'Though not as often as others'.

Samiyah murmurs, 'This is far beyond my little desert...'

Katrana giggles Wyldly as crimson drops fall from her shears.

You shiver. Brrrrrrrrr.

Katrana nods.
Katrana says, 'I'm sure it all is.'.

Samiyah scrambles back as the blood hits the floor, pointing.
You say (in common), 'Like His shield!'.

Katrana tilts her head to the side in thought.

The drop of blood skitters across the room and into a crevice, like an insect.

Sagan sits down and thinks deeply.

Samiyah takes a sliding step away from that section of the wall.

Katrana says, 'Why so frightened?'.

Aoide arrives from the west.

Sagan sidles slowly away.

Sagan bows before Aoide.

Aoide frowns.
Aoide curtseys gracefully to Sagan.

Sagan says (in common), 'My Lady, you look ravishing as always. '.
Sagan kisses Aoide's hand. How continental!

Aoide says (in common), 'are you helping Sami figure out her curse?'.

Katrana says, 'Her curse?'.

You say (in common), 'His shield is made of the blood of angels.. are your scissors?'.

Katrana raises an eyebrow.

Sagan says (in common), 'I gave her a seizure. is that the same thing as helping, Aoide?'.

You say (in common), 'I had not spoken of it, Sayyida Aoide..'.
You say (in common), 'We were speaking of something else, and then..'.
You shiver. Brrrrrrrrr.

Katrana says, 'No dear...my scissors, they drip with the blood of cut Threads.'.

Aoide looks at Sagan.

You say (in common), 'The Hound gave me an artifact, and it let me See that which should not be seen.'.

Katrana says, 'Those that have been granted their Rebirth.'.

The polished oak railing breathes gently, like a serpent...then is still.

You scream. ARRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!

Sagan says (in common), 'The blood that stains the helm, among other items we carry, is a burden that does not belong to you Sami.'.

Sagan smiles happily.

Samiyah hops away from the railing, trying to find a safe place to put her back to, finding none.

Sagan drops a ring mail helm.

You say (in common), 'Did you see it move?'.
You say (in common), 'Or am I going mad?'.
Samiyah points at the railing.

Sagan saw something.

Aoide says (in common), 'I did see it...quiver'.

Katrana says, 'You're amongst the power of immortals dear one.'.

Samiyah breathes at least a small sigh, not know herself not mad.

Katrana snaps her fingers bringing the roses in her hair to full bloom.

You blink.
You say (in common), 'What did you call me, Sayyida?'.

Katrana raises an eyebrow.
Katrana says, 'Me?'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

Katrana says, 'Dear one? It's what I call my lovelies when I'm concerned.'.

You say (in common), 'Or were You speaking to one of Yours, and not me?'.

Katrana says, 'I've watched you, you have a part amongst mine...they care for you.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'I believe she was speaking to you, Sami'.

Katrana nods in recognition to Aoide.

Samiyah smiles wistfully. "It is what the Sahib calls me."

Katrana raises an eyebrow.
Katrana says, 'Does he now?'.

Sagan sits down and thinks deeply.

Samiyah frowns softly, saying, 'Well. He did.'

Aoide says (in common), 'did?'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.
You say (in common), 'He has not, for a time. Just as he has not granted me Sight.'.

Aoide frowns.
Aoide says (in common), 'why not?'.

You say (in common), 'He says He is not displeased, but... He simply .. does not.'.
You shrug.

Aoide says (in common), 'hm'.

Katrana says, 'I have yet to speak with him...but he...from what I've heard is nothing more than an abomination.'.

Samiyah turns, a look of shock on her face.

Katrana says, 'So help me, if he touches one of mine...Tynian save him.'.

You say (in common), 'He is NOT!'.

Sagan says (in common), 'I must excuse myself for a few minutes. I.. I'm sorry about the helm, Sami.'.

Katrana says, 'Aoide, he's not approached you has he?'.

Sagan leaves west.

You say (in common), 'He is like Sagan!'.

Katrana says, 'Sagan does not destroy souls.'.

Samiyah blanches in horror, realizing she has just spoken sharply to an immortal.
Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Aoide says (in common), 'no, he has not'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but I did speak with him'.

You say (in common), 'Forgive me.'.

Katrana says, 'He grants Rebirth to those that need it.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'I know that Samiyah honors him'.
Aoide says (in common), 'so I try to as well'.

You say (in common), 'He is the God of my tribe..'.
You say (in common), 'The Three Who Are One.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'but you have to know, Sami, what he does with souls is not...'.
Aoide says (in common), 'is not comfortable for us'.
Aoide says (in common), 'We also honor Three'.

You say (in common), 'He does not break them or destroy them'.
You say (in common), 'I have seen it.'.

Katrana says, 'But he can create them?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'but they are not his to touch'.
Aoide says (in common), 'perhaps those of your tribe'.

You say (in common), 'He takes strength from them, but they are not destroyed.'.
You say (in common), 'He ... has...'.

Aoide says (in common), 'but my soul is bound to the Three that I worship'.

Samiyah looks a little uncomfortable. 'He has part of mine.'

Aoide frowns.
Aoide says (in common), 'by your free giving?'.

You say (in common), 'He had some of one of the Sayyida DarkClaw's, and returned it.'.

Katrana scowls, pacing back and forth her eyes flickering quickly between colors of crimson, ebon, and jade.

Samiyah nods to Aoide.

You say (in common), 'HE was dying..'.
You say (in common), 'And so I gave it to him.'.
You say (in common), 'He could have taken it all...'.
You say (in common), 'But he did not.'.

Katrana glances sharply to Samiyah.
Katrana says, 'You offered your soul?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'I think that was a foolish thing. But then, I do not know the ways of your tribe'.

You say (in common), 'I offered.. enough to help him, and no more. And that is what he took. Only just enough.'.

A Tangling of Tentacles


Wish arrives from the west.

Samiyah says softly, 'He was dying.'

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Katrana utters a word and looks to the Pattern that appeared above her.

You say (in common), 'Sahib Wish.'.

Aoide curtseys gracefully to Wish.

Wish says, 'hello, Sami'.
Wish says, 'What adventures do you find yourself in tonight?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'Greetings, Lord Alchemist'.

Wish bows before Aoide.

Samiyah murmurs, 'There has been too much to speak of.'

Katrana sighs loudly.
Katrana snatches a mottled white and forest green Thread from the Pattern.

Aoide looks to Katrana.

You say (in common), 'Sayyida?'.

Katrana says, 'Samiyah...this Thread...is Sagan's.'.

Samiyah covers her mouth with one hand as she gasps in surprise.

Katrana sighs with sadness.

Aoide says (in common), 'do not worry, Samiyah'.
Aoide says (in common), 'her scissors are sheathed'.
Aoide giggles.

You say (in common), 'it looks so different than when the Sahib..'.

Katrana says, 'The colors...they are off. This Thread is merged with that of Ashendarei.'.

Samiyah watches and listens, falling silent.

Katrana says, 'Someone...some shard, a fragment...'.
Katrana says, 'Was stealing the souls, the very life essence from Ashendarei'.

Samiyah goes pale.

Katrana touches the white upon the Thread.
The roses within Katrana's hair start to slowly wilt.

Katrana says, 'Sagan...'.
Katrana says, 'Not knowing what he was doing'.
Katrana says, 'Attempted to save Ashendarei.'.

Wish gives Katrana a piece of seaweed to replace the roses.

Katrana smiles slightly at the tentacled deity.

Katrana says, 'That day...that horrid day.'.
Katrana says, 'They merged.'.
Katrana says, 'As Ashendarei's Thread, alone, was no longer strong...his soul depleted'.
Katrana says, 'Part of Ashendarei is in Sagan to this day.'.
Katrana says, 'That is why he is my Hound...'.
Katrana says, 'In more ways than one.'.

Samiyah nods, raptly listening.

Aoide says (in common), 'and why he is so...canine'.

Katrana nods in recognition to Aoide.
Katrana says, 'Souls...the manipulation of them'.
Katrana says, 'Is so dangerous.'.
Katrana places the Thread amongst the Pattern.

Wish says, 'what is this talk of souls?'.

Katrana tilts her head when slowly reaching out for a desert opal Thread.

Katrana says, 'Seraph...'.
Katrana wrinkles her nose.

Wish says, 'Seraph?! Again?'.

Katrana nods in recognition to Wish.
Katrana says, 'Samiyah, have you seen your Thread?'.

Wish says, 'He is like your wilted rose...without the sweet smell.'.

Samiyah bows her head, murmuring, 'No, Sayyida. It is not for one such as I.'
Samiyah whispers, 'I have seen my soul in His hands, however... it was a light..'

Wish says, 'Katrana, are you sure you want to show her? '.

Katrana waves her hand and says, 'Oh bother...if Sister were here she could read it.'
Katrana says, 'I have not the talent She does.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'To read the Pattern is something for the Lady Weaver'.

Katrana nods in recognition to Aoide.

Aoide says (in common), 'but to merely look upon one'.
Aoide says (in common), 'there is no blaspheme in that'.

Katrana says, 'But I can tell you, that you may see it'.

Katrana offers the desert opal Thread to Samiyah.
Katrana says, 'Careful.'.

Samiyah glances up briefly, then back down.

Wish says, 'it's not blasphemy...but are we sure Sami's fragile mind can handle it?'.

Katrana says, 'So much power, in such a small package.'.
Katrana grins Wyldly.

Wish says, 'sheesh, I mentioned the One True God to her a few days ago, and she just about went nuts.'.
Wish says, 'I can't imagine what might happen if she sees her own thread.'.

Katrana says, 'Oh Squish, you and I could talk for days on that topic.'.

Samiyah glances at the Immortal with narrowed eyes, and says through gritted teeth, 'You blasphemed.'
Samiyah tacks on a respectful, 'Sahib.' at the end.

Aoide says (in common), 'Samiyah'.
Aoide says (in common), 'do you trust Lady Katrana?'.

Wish laughs.

Samiyah wrinkles her brow in thought.

You say (in common), 'I do not _know_ the Sayyida enough. I trust _you_.'.

Aoide nods.
Aoide says (in common), 'thank you'.

Wish says, 'Samiyah, let me ask you a question.'.

Katrana looks at the desert opal Thread before placing it amongst the Pattern.

Wish says, 'Are there not Gods above your precious Seraph?'.

You say (in common), 'That is why you are the Sayyida Aoide.'.
You say (in common), 'The only mortal I give that respect to.'.
You smile at her.

Katrana says, 'Sami...I want you to remember how your Thread looked. Glistening, beautiful.'.

Wish says, '(if slightly quivering)'.
Wish rolls his eyes.

Katrana says, 'Sagan's...was a brilliant forest green...Ashendarei's a brilliant bone white.'.

Samiyah glances back and forth between Wish and Katrana, feeling overwhelmed.

Katrana says, 'Tampering of souls turned it to what it is today.'.

You say (in common), 'Did you see part of mine missing, Sayyida?'.

Katrana says, 'Did you not?'.
Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.

You say (in common), '.. I did not...'.
You say (in common), 'But I did not look long or too closely.'.

Katrana says, 'You know what Sami...to show you. Let me see if I can't find one that may be untampered.'.

Samiyah says with very careful courtesy, 'Yes, Sahib, there are gods higher than Ser..The Sahib... Tynian and others.'

Wish points to his thread.

Katrana reviews the Pattern.

You say (in common), 'And I have never seen a Thread before, so...'.

Katrana says, 'Oh bah Squish, Immortal Threads are very powerful..it would not be a good comparison.'.

Wish twangs his thread with his 5th tentacle.

You say (in common), 'It seemed whole and beautiful..'.

Katrana sighs loudly.
Katrana peers deeper into the Pattern.

Samiyah blushes slightly as she says it, as if feeling boastful for the words.

Aoide says (in common), 'no, Sami, this is what you should feel'.

Katrana turns to Aoide.
Katrana says, 'Oh, let me just find it.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'your humility does you credit'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but your soul is..SHOULD be whole and beautiful'.

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Wish poses for Samiyah, his 3rd and 7th tentacles high up in the air.
Wish says, 'brb'.
Wish disappears silently, his quivering tentacles leaving a slimy trail of ectoplasm as he fades into the ether.

Aoide looks at you.

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Aoide smiles at you.

Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.
Katrana says, 'Oh bother Sister is so much faster at this than I am.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'we will not force our own religion upon you...but there is only Truth'.

Katrana says, 'I am much better at, well, cutting Them'.

You shiver. Brrrrrrrrr.

Katrana giggles.

Aoide says (in common), 'perhaps the Three we honor and the Three you honor have some connection'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but a soul is a soul either way'.

Aoide snickers with Katrana about their shared secret.

You say (in common), 'I believe in the Shepherd, the Teacher, and the Guardian'.
You say (in common), 'Who are all aspects of Him.'.
You say (in common), 'The Shepherd who guides, the Teacher who corrects and instructs, and the Guardian, who defends and disciplines.'.

Katrana says, 'Wyrm, Weaver...'.
Katrana says, 'Wyld.'.
Katrana grins evilly.

You blink.
You say (in common), 'Well, Sahib did say that You were one of His greatest teachers and influences...'.
You say (in common), 'Along with Sahib Kerri..'.

Samiyah checks the position of her veil in a gesture of slight nervousness.

Katrana snatches the desert opal Thread and a brilliant carnelian Thread.
Katrana holds the two Threads out.
Katrana looks at Samiyah.

Katrana says, 'Yours dear one, is the desert opal.'.
Katrana says, 'Aoide's, is the brilliant carnelian.'.

Samiyah lifts one hesitant hand, then draws it back, and simply stares.

Katrana says, 'Notice dear, how bright Aoide's is in comparison.'.
Katrana says, 'How it almost seems to pulse, and reach to you.'.

Samiyah smiles. 'Aoide outshines me in many ways.'

Katrana says, 'Her Thread, her life force...is untampered.'.
Katrana says, 'No, no, no'.
Katrana says, 'Each Thread is positively unique.'.
Katrana says, 'And so very important to the Pattern.'.

Aoide nods.
Aoide says (in common), 'besides the fact that it is not so'.

Katrana says, 'Each one of you shines.'.

Samiyah wrinkles her brow in thought.
You say (in common), 'Sayyida..'.
You say (in common), 'If, part of my Thread - my spirit - is held by another...'.
You say (in common), 'Would it not be an influence on that other?'.
You say (in common), 'As Ashendari is to Sagan?'.

Katrana nods.
Katrana says, 'It is.'.
Katrana nods sadly.

You say (in common), 'Then might that not be.. well... a good thing?'.
You say (in common), 'If it is helping to make that person .. different?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'it is a dangerous thing'.

Katrana tilts her head to the side.
Katrana says, 'It is dangerous.'.

You say (in common), 'It seemed to be making a change, for a time..'.
You say (in common), 'But now, less so...'.

Katrana says, 'Aoide shares her thoughts, and ways to make differences with her song.'.
Katrana says, 'Sagan and Shilea with their blades.'.

You say (in common), 'I would give more of my soul to make it so.'.
Her tone is soft and wistful.

Katrana says, 'Oh dear one.'.

Katrana reaches out to places a hand on Samiyah's shoulder, before reaching back, as if remembering something.
Katrana says, 'Dear, never ever...lose yourself.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'Samiyah, there is no doubt that you did what do you did in good faith. Can I even say that I would not do the same for my goddess? I do not know that I can deny that I would'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.
You say (in common), 'He was dying.'.

Katrana says, 'Share who you are with others through what way you can. But your soul, that is you...if you lose you, how can you share you with others.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'but you only have one soul to give'.

Katrana says, 'Aoide, never, give your soul for me.'.
Katrana says, 'Understand?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'and your Sahib, even if we all trusted him'.
Aoide says (in common), '(which I'm not sure we do)'.

Samiyah's brow furrows as she frowns, looking troubled.

Aoide bows her head and stares at the floor.
Aoide says (in common), 'Yes, my Lady'.

Katrana says, 'That is yours. You all do what you can, quest, seek help from my Sister...but never...ever do that for me.'.

You say (in common), 'No one seems to, except me, and I don't understand why.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'but I beg of you, please never need it'.
Aoide says (in common), 'for it would be too hard to watch you go'.

Katrana hugs Aoide.

Aoide says (in common), 'but even if we did..'.

Katrana says, 'I remember how you watch me when I was, well, little.'.
Katrana grins evilly.

Aoide smiles happily.

Katrana says, 'Ever my mother you are.'.
Katrana grins evilly.

Samiyah tilts her head to one side.
You say (in common), 'Perhaps that is a gift of the way of the desert.'.
You say (in common), 'If I knew that my God needed it..'.
You say (in common), 'I would give all that I was and more.'.
You say (in common), 'For is that not worship?'.

Aoide smiles happily.

Katrana ruffles Aoide's hair playfully.

Aoide says (in common), 'but what of when that is gone?'.

Katrana nods in recognition to Aoide.

Aoide says (in common), 'what will you have to give then'.

You say (in common), 'Then their need would have been met.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'and if not?'.

Katrana says, 'Aoide is right.'.
Katrana says, 'If you give all of yourself, how can you give more.'.

You say (in common), 'Another would step forward.'.
You say (in common), 'And another. And another.'.
You say (in common), 'All that we are, is given to our Gods.'.

Sagan rests.

Samiyah points up.

Aoide frowns.

You say (in common), 'The foul betrayer went that way.'.

Katrana says, 'excuse me a moment, I need to watch over mine.'.

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

You say (in common), 'Are you hunting Belgarion?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'frankly, it is not even the portion of your soul lacking that bothers me'.
Aoide says (in common), 'though that does concern me'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but you so often seem so distraught'.
Aoide says (in common), 'and while pain is part of the way of things, can there not also be joy?'.

Samiyah murmurs something softly under her breath, the words unclear, save for '..law... no ...weakness'

You say (in common), 'I am not strong. And yes. I do get afraid. Or sad.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'you are strong'.

You say (in common), 'But I am often shown things that are .. difficult... to bear witness to.'.

Aoide nods.

You say (in common), 'Such as the visions the Helm had.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'as I said'.
Aoide says (in common), 'strong'.

You say (in common), 'And the shield.'.

You say (in common), 'And strange things sometimes happen, such as skeletons and bugs and other frightening things..'.

Aoide says (in common), 'and railings wiggling like snakes'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.
You say (in common), 'But those things are not the fault of the Sahib..'.

Aoide says (in common), 'perhaps not'.

You say (in common), 'They are just me trying not to be a caterpillar.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'a caterpillar?'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

Aoide says (in common), 'is there danger of your sprouting legs and scurrying off?'.

You say (in common), 'No, I seek to someday be a butterfly. But the process is not without pain and discomfort.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'this is true'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but I fear you may never see yourself as such'.
Aoide says (in common), 'long after you've sprouted beautiful wings'.

Samiyah flashes you a smile, causing her veil to shift slightly.

You say (in common), 'I will know.'.
You say (in common), 'I am just ... still... '.
Samiyah's hands shift slightly, trying to find the right words.
You say (in common), 'Growing.'.

Aoide nods.
Aoide says (in common), 'yes'.
Aoide says (in common), 'and your Sahib seems to have brought you much knowledge and strength'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

Aoide says (in common), 'but this thing he does with souls'.
Aoide says (in common), 'it does not sit well with many'.
Aoide says (in common), 'even those of us who would like to believe your trust in him'.

You say (in common), 'He challenges me often. He does not _require_ or _force_ as everyone has said he does..'.
You say (in common), 'But He leaves the choice to me.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'no, perhaps not'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but it is still dangerous'.
Aoide says (in common), 'Sagan gave his soul willingly, though he did not know what it was he did'.

You say (in common), 'And I gave mine just as willingly...'.

Aoide says (in common), 'and it will *never* be the same'.
Aoide nods.

You say (in common), 'Why is it fine for him and bad for me?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'it is NOT fine for him'.
Aoide says (in common), 'that is what we are saying'.

You say (in common), 'He did a good thing, in his sacrifice.. did he not?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'the loss of his individual thread is mourned by our lady always'.

Wish dances a jig on his 2nd, 3rd, and 5th tentacles.

You say (in common), 'There is a saying in the desert: I will offer up no sacrifice to my God that costs me naught - '.
You say (in common), 'For that which costs nothing, is worth nothing.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'and I agree'.
Aoide says (in common), 'a sacrifice is nothing if you do not suffer for its lack'.

You say (in common), 'It was a sacrifice. And it helped Him.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'and I am not meaning to dishonor your sacrifice'.
Aoide says (in common), 'merely to warn'.
Aoide says (in common), 'let me think of a better way to explain'.

You say (in common), 'And for a time, it seemed to make him... different.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'I have heard tales of the exotically deadly creatures of the desert'.

Samiyah says softly, 'He asked to be my friend. Though now, I do not think I would use that word.'

Aoide says (in common), 'do you have any of those in your Tribe's lands?'.

You giggle.
You say (in common), 'The tale of the scorpion and the frog.'.
You say (in common), 'I know it, Sayyida.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'well then, let us pretend that I came to visit your Tribe'.

You say (in common), '"It is my nature" sayeth the scorpion.'.

Aoide nods in recognition to you.

You say (in common), 'That story?'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

Aoide says (in common), 'though I do not suppose that I would be welcome'.

You shake your head.
You shake your head.
You shake your head.
You shake your head.
You shake your head.

Aoide says (in common), 'as verbose and recklessly...uncovered as I am'.

You say (in common), 'You would be ..'.
You say (in common), 'You must NEVER go.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'no, I will not'.
Aoide says (in common), 'not without you'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but let's just say'.
Aoide says (in common), 'that a bard went to visit another Tribe somewhere'.
Aoide says (in common), 'one in a desert like your own'.
Aoide says (in common), 'and when she arrived there, the dear friend that she went to visit lay dying'.
Aoide says (in common), 'poisoned'.
Aoide says (in common), '"Is there nothing to be done?" she asks'.
Aoide says (in common), '"Oh yes, there is cure" said the healers'.
Aoide says (in common), '"But the cost is too great"'.
Aoide says (in common), '"Tell me the price and I will pay it" says the bard'.
Aoide says (in common), 'for her friend is very dear'.
Aoide says (in common), '"The tail of the scorpion holds a cure" they said'.
Aoide says (in common), 'and so off the bard went to find this scorpion'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but you see, I am from the trees'.
Aoide says (in common), 'I know nothing of the desert'.
Aoide says (in common), 'if I went hunting a scorpion alone, would you not warn me?'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

Aoide says (in common), 'warn me of what it might do? Encourage me to stay away?'.
Aoide says (in common), 'or at the least, how to avoid the sting?'.

You say (in common), 'I would give you a potion to cure you.'.
You say (in common), 'And tell you to avoid the red ones.'.

Aoide nods.
Aoide says (in common), 'this is what I try to do'.

Sagan rests.

Similus and Nash


l teva
Masta Ninja
Teva has a special twinkle in his eye.
Teva shows little sign of injury.

Teva is using:
<used as light> (Moderate magic) (Glowing) a spinning blue spindle
<worn on finger> (Artifact magic) Thumbscrews of the Nashite Inquisition
<worn on finger> (Artifact magic) a writhing band of ebon flame
<worn around neck> (Potent magic) a Necklace of Fangs
<worn around neck> (Quivering) The Caustic Eye of Ancalagon the Black
<worn on body> (Artifact magic) onyx dragonscale
<worn on head> (Moderate magic) a studded leather cap
<worn on legs> (Moderate magic) blood-spattered pants of black leather
<worn on feet> (Moderate magic) a pair of quilted cloth slippers
<worn on hands> (Moderate magic) a pair of quilted cloth lace-trimmed gloves
<worn on arms> The Emerald Vambraces
<worn as shield> (Moderate magic) a large wooden shield
<worn about body> (Potent magic) (Ominous) the Whispering Shadow of Bleeding Death
<worn about waist> (Moderate magic) a seashell belt
<worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) the rusty sea shell bracelet
<worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) the brilliant platinum bracelet
<wielded> (Red Aura) (Artifact magic) Similus, Mace of Suriel
<worn with pride> (Moderate magic) (Glowing) (Unholy) the Favour of Lord Nash
<worn with pride> (Moderate magic) (Glowing) (Heathen) a Deity-uttered curse

Samiyah covers her mouth with one hand as she gasps in surprise.

Teva looks at Teva.

You say (in common), 'SIMILUS!'.
You say (in common), 'That was the Sahib's weapon..'.
You say (in common), 'Though..'.
Samiyah frowns, still feeling the effects of the helm.
You say (in common), 'He did counsel it might be too much to bear...'.

Wish ftells, 'do not show Samiyah your weapon'.
Wish ftells, 'but tease her with the knowledge of it '.

Teva ftells, 'my weapon is between my legs......but ok'.

Wish ftells, 'heh'.

Wish ftells, 'offer to show it to her, but always make the price too high'.

Aoide says (in common), 'THIS is all I try to do for you'.
Aoide says (in common), 'I do not know what is truth with your Sahib'.

You say (in common), 'To warn me of the scorpion that heals?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'and I honor your devotion'.

You say (in common), 'and also stings?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'no, to warn you against what I know is dangerous'.
Aoide says (in common), 'for I have seen the death it can bring'.

You sigh.
Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.
You say (in common), 'Aye, Sayyida.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'though I suppose it is not a perfect analogy'.
Aoide says (in common), 'because you do know all about the scorpions'.
Aoide says (in common), 'and I do not know all of what has happened or will happen for you'.

You say (in common), 'But does not your beloved Sagan-Hound, and beloved Hunters all, cut threads and do violence and harm?'.
You say (in common), 'So how is one 'bad' and the other 'not-quite-as-bad'?'.

Aoide says (in common), 'but he does not permanently remove them'.
Aoide says (in common), 'and he does not take them as his own'.
Aoide says (in common), 'a thread cut is simply a chance at Rebirth'.
Aoide says (in common), 'that is not the same as saving a piece of the thread for his own'.

Wish says, 'I know what will happen to Samiyah'.
Wish says, 'eventually, she will realize that there is One True God'.

Samiyah glares at you from over her veil, her almond eyes narrowed.
You say (in common), 'HIS NAME IS TYNIAN'.

Wish shakes his head.

Teva says (in common), 'lord Nash'.

Wish says, 'Tell me Samiyah.. how could it be Tynian? '.

You say (in common), 'Because He created all.'.
You say (in common), 'And likewise can destroy all.'.

Wish says, 'oh really? Is not Tynian part of this world?'.
Wish says, 'does not Tynian come and speak with us?'.

You say (in common), 'The world is of His making.'.

Wish shakes his head.
Wish says, 'Tynian is not the One True God...how could he be, and yet also be a part of this world which can be destroyed?'.
Wish says, 'Would that not also destroy him?!'.
Wish says, 'of course it would!'.
Wish says, 'and so Tynian can not be the One True God!'.

You say (in common), 'With respect, Sahib, You are utterly mad.'.
Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Wish says, 'because the One True God cannot be destroyed!'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'umm'.

Wish says, 'I am not mad..my logic is flawless'.

You say (in common), 'Perhaps there is an equivalent to sand-sickness in teh water.'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'how can calling someone mad be respectful'.
Belgarion sits down and thinks deeply.

You say (in common), 'No one here is speaking to you, Foul Betrayer.'.

Wish says, 'Belgarion, I take no offence to this young child's ignorance'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'never bothered me before'.

You say (in common), 'However, to answer your question, one can observe a behavior, respectfully note it.'.

Belgarion nods.

Aoide snickers softly.

Belgarion says (in common), 'that's good'.

You say (in common), 'and move on.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'I don't mean to make light of your feud Samiyah'.
Aoide says (in common), 'but I do think it is slightly comical to see you loathe Belgarion so'.

Wish leaves up.

Belgarion says (in common), 'I show respect to those that do not side with HIM'.

Wish appears suddenly, his luminescent, unblinking eyes emerging from the ether like two bloodless moons.

Aoide says (in common), 'such passion is...refreshing'.

Belgarion bows deeply.

You say (in common), 'This person was once a friend, and because he could not acknowledge his own inadequacies, turned his anger at me.'.

Wish says, 'as I said, my logic is flawless'.

Belgarion laughs.
Belgarion says (in common), 'you deserved it'.
Belgarion leaves west.

Wish says, 'the One True God must be beyond the creation or destruction of this realm'.
Wish says, 'and there is only one that meets that description'.

Samiyah mutters something under her breath, the harsh words of frustration muffled by the layers of her veil.

You say (in common), 'His own Sayyida says that I did not!'.

Samiyah whispers a desert curse under her breath, involving your sleeping blankets and the fleas of ten thousand camels.

You say (in common), 'Sahib Wish, I believe You believe what You say. I believe that You are sand-struck and mad.'.
You say (in common), 'For which cure and healing, I will pray.'.
Samiyah kneels and withdraws a stick of incense from an saddlebag.
Samiyah carefully lights the incense, watching the smoke rise upward.
Samiyah murmurs a soft prayer: May the Gods Above watch over them.
Samiyah murmurs a soft prayer: Keep them safe from harm, I entreat you.

Wish says, 'Well, Samiyah, ask yourself this.'.
Wish says, 'Have you asked Tynian if He believes in a One True God?'.

You say (in common), 'I would never be so disrespectful, Sahib.'.

Wish says, '(and the fact that you can ask Tynian anything, also proves he is not the One True God)'.
Wish says, 'well, you should one day'.

You say (in common), 'I would rather ask the Sun how is it that the Moon illuminates the day.'.
Samiyah says rather pointedly.

Wish says, 'and yet, unlike the Sun, Tynian might actually give you an answer'.
Wish says, 'IF here were the One True God, I would expect him to be as mute as the sun.'.

Aoide says (in common), 'Where does it say that the One True God must be mute?'.

Wish says, 'it does not'.

You say (in common), 'Sahib Wish... have You not told the tale of how You met your Lord Nash?'.
You say (in common), 'Did He not speak to You?'.
You say (in common), 'I thought to write about you for Aoide's Immortal Bardic Circle, and read many stories.'.

Wish says, 'I never said he would be mute. '.
Wish says, 'I said you would not receive an answer to the moons secrets.'.

Samiyah glances at Wish with pity. 'I will continue to pray for You, Sahib. I can do nothing more.'

Wish laughs.
Wish says, 'you will see, Samiyah'.
Wish says, 'Seraph, your God, is as powerless as they come.'.

Teva cackles gleefully at Wish.

Wish says, 'It is really rather humorous.'.
Wish says, 'He does not even have the power to claim new adherents.'.

You say (in common), '... and yet, He has those who give Him their faith.'.

Wish says, 'I have faith in my houseplant...'.
Wish says, 'and yet even it can still grow more than Seraph'.

Aoide raises an eyebrow.

Samiyah's face turns crimson with anger.
You say (in common), 'You, Sahib, are rude.'.
Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Wish laughs.

Teva laughs at Wish mercilessly.

Wish says, 'Let us do the accounting, shall we, Sami?'.
Wish says, 'in this conversation I have been called "Mad'.
Wish says, 'You have taken pity on me'.
Wish says, 'and now you call me rude'.

Teva ftells, 'i should kill her for calling you rude'.

You say (in common), 'As I would, any broken, injured thing.'.
You say (in common), 'That I would try to heal.'.
You say (in common), 'I have not compared you to a houseplant'.
You say (in common), 'pity is a kindness. It is not scorn.'.
You say (in common), 'But yes. I think that your mind is broken. I hope that it is fixed. I do not say that with rancor or hatefulness.'.
You say (in common), 'Yet your words are absolutely scornful and hateful.'.

Teva says (in common), 'keep calling my deity rude and I will have to kill you samiyah'.
Teva pokes you in the ribs.

You say (in common), 'If that is your wish, Teva, then that is what you will do.'.

Wish says, 'it is fine Teva. I need no pity from one so afraid to show her face to the world...As if the world cared what was behind those beads. She is but a desert girl'.

You say (in common), 'I veil out of obedience to the laws and codes of my tribe.'.

Wish says, 'ah yes...obedience'.

You say (in common), 'And there is no shame in it, and I will feel none, despite your words.'.

Wish says, 'You are wrong, Samiyah'.

You say (in common), 'In what am I wrong, Sahib?'.

Wish says, 'your tribes laws are shameful in and of themselves...'.
Wish says, 'They are laws formed in shame'.
Wish says, 'They are laws enforced in shame'.
Wish says, 'And as long as they prevent you from being what you could be, they are laws drenched in shame'.

You say (in common), 'I am all that I am. I am yet becoming what I may. '.

Wish says, 'you are blind to the truth of the world, samiyah'.

You say (in common), 'that may be, Sahib.'.

Wish says, 'and the worst part of it: you willingly wear more than one veil'.

Samiyah murmurs, 'That which is revealed, is reviled.'

Wish says, 'Samiyah, you will drive yourself mad if you continue your pursuit of knowledge that you are ill-equipped to handle.'.

Samiyah says simply, 'It is my choice.'
You say (in common), '.. I must know.'.
You say (in common), '.. I must understand.'.

Wish says, 'My follower has Seraph's weapon.'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.
You say (in common), 'I saw it.'.
You say (in common), 'The Sahib has said..'.

Wish says, 'You say you wish my mind to be healed, do you not? From madness?'.
Wish says, 'well, since I am a giving God, I shall return the favor.'.
Wish says, 'And so, to prevent the madness which shall surely overtake your mind if you continue this pursuit...'.
Wish says, 'I shall forbid Teva from ever showing you this weapon.'.
Wish says, 'for your own good'.

You say (in common), 'For my own good, Sahib?'.
You say (in common), 'OR out of malice?'.
Samiyah looks at you curiously, raising one eyebrow.

Wish says, 'I hold no malice to you, Sami'.

You say (in common), 'No, but you have malice towards the Sahib'.

Wish laughs.
Wish says, 'not at all'.

You say (in common), 'and it is Him that I seek to understand.'.

Wish says, 'I hold malice to one thing in this world'.
Wish says, 'and you should know what that is by now'.

You say (in common), 'I think you would say untruth.'.

Wish claps at your performance.
Wish says, 'close'.
Wish says, 'Willful ignorance'.

You say (in common), 'Yet you would deny me the knowing?'.

Wish says, 'I would'.
Wish says, 'since the knowing would drive you insane'.
Wish says, 'as it has already started to do'.

You say (in common), 'each learning has been painful..'.
You say (in common), 'but as I have said to Sayyida Aoide... the transition from caterpillar to butterfly is not without discomfort for the caterpillar.'.

Samiyah mutters, 'I am not crazy. Other people saw it move.'

Wish says, 'not all caterpillars turn into butterflies Samiyah'.
Wish says, 'some become disgusting moths'.
Wish says, 'I will make you a bargain, Samiyah'.
Wish says, 'since I do believe in choice'.

You say (in common), 'I will make no bargains with Immortals, without discussing them with the Sahib first.'.

Wish says, 'you may of course discuss with him'.
Wish says, 'I do not need the answer now'.
Wish says, 'here is my bargain'.
Wish says, 'I shall allow the weapon to be shown to you.'.

Samiyah nervously smoothes the dark, concealing folds of her linen veil to ensure all that should be hidden, is.

Wish says, 'in return, you shall seek out and read all about Lord Nash'.

Samiyah quotes, 'All knowledge is worth having.'

Wish says, 'Consider it the reading of an ancient legend, if you refuse to believe'.
Wish says, 'nothing more'.

You say (in common), 'I will ask The Sahib.'.

Wish says, 'please do'.
Wish says, 'and May the Light of Lord Nash be upon thee, Samiyah'.

Wish disappears silently, his quivering tentacles leaving a slimy trail of ectoplasm as he fades into the ether.

You shiver. Brrrrrrrrr.

Wish ftells, 'do not show samiyah the weapon, teva, until i say so...'.
Wish ftells, 'please'.

Inquiring of the Wyldess


Within a Grand Hunting Lodge
[Exits: west]
Massive beams of dark, ancient pine form the walls and ceiling of this enormous
hunting lodge. Trophies hang upon the wall, ranging from a simple twelve point
buck to the scaled head of an ancient red dragon. The chamber is laid out
symmetrically with rows of tressle tables and wide, stone fireplaces to either
side of the main corridor. To either side of the main door, twin staircases
spiral upwards towards the lofts where the hunters who live here take their
rest. The floor is strewn with sweet smelling rushes and fur hide rugs. In the
north-west corner, a small door leads out to the pens and stables. At the far
end of the lodge, a semi-circular raised platform holds the throne of the Lady
Huntress. The scent of a fresh kill and roasting meat fills the air, and the
sound of the hunting-hounds baying causes your blood to rise in your veins,
suffused with an intense joy you cannot explain.
(Red Aura) An enormous, empty black iron cauldron hangs above an unlit firepit.
(Invis 72) (Intense Light Red Aura) [GS] Katrana is here.

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Katrana smiles happily.
Katrana says, 'Sorry about my exit earlier'.

You say (in common), 'Sayyida, Immortals need never apologize for doing as Immortals must.'.

You say (in common), 'I would ask a question of You, if I may?'.

Katrana says, 'Certainly dear one.'.

You say (in common), 'Looking at someone's thread..'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'Can you tell if they are .. hm..'.

Katrana raises an eyebrow.

You say (in common), 'going mad?'.
You say (in common), 'Losing their senses?'.

Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.
Katrana says, 'My Sister...she can read Threads like no other. Me...I read emotion, I thrive in passion and chaos.'.
Katrana says, 'Dear one, I can tell you are fragmented at the moment, and confused.'.
Katrana tilts her head to the side in thought.
Katrana says, 'You have those you consider friends'.

Samiyah says quietly, 'The Sahib Wish says that my mind is broken from witnessing the artifacts I have touched.'
You say (in common), 'That I am going slowly insane.'.

Katrana says, 'Do you think I'm insane?'.
Katrana giggles.

You say (in common), 'I do not know, Sayyida'.

Katrana says, 'Some say so.'.
Katrana says, 'Others say that I'm passionate'.
Katrana says, 'My lovelies, they think I'm me.'.

You say (in common), 'I think, despite my harsh words to Sahib Wish, that it is beyond a mortal's comprehension, as to the sanity of a mortal.'.

Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.
Katrana says, 'Tell me dear one. What do you think.'.
Katrana says, 'What does Samiyah think of all of this?'.

You say (in common), '.. if others had not seen the banister move..'.
You say (in common), 'Then ... perhaps I might agree with him.'.
You say (in common), 'But others saw it.'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'The other things..'.

Mutex rests.
Mutex bows deeply.
Mutex hugs Katrana.
Katrana hugs Mutex.

Katrana says, 'Immortals have influence dear. Sometimes we don't know we're doing things...but we are.'.

Mutex says (in elven), 'shall I leave?'.

You say (in common), 'The bug, the hand in the pit, the creature in the Pyramid snoring..'.
You say (in common), 'no one else was there to see that.'.

Mutex says (in common), 'I'll depart'.

You say (in common), 'Not on my account'.
You say (in common), 'this is your home, not mine.'.

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Katrana says, 'Oh bother, no worries.'.
Katrana says, 'He's fine'.

Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.

Katrana unlocks the rune-covered trapdoor.
Katrana says, 'Come'.
Katrana opens the rune-covered trapdoor.
Katrana leaves down.

Samiyah glances downward, shivers, and obeys.

An Underground Cavern
[Exits: up]
The scent of wood smoke fills your nostrils as you glance about the rough-
hewn cavern surrounding you. The roof of the cave glitters with the light from
thousands of precious stones embedded deep within the rough stone, each one
catching and reflecting the light of the enormous bonfire that blazes in the
center of the cavern. Piles of furs dot the walls, some occupied by the
Huntress' minions and others empty but oddly inviting. Strings of skulls, both
animal and human, hang from the ceiling against the eastern wall, clattering
and echoing hollowly as a constant breeze emanates from deep within the
cavern. Tendrils of thorny vines writhe against the northern wall behind the
throne, occasionally offering up a glimpse of the large, black thorns that
guard the black roses the Wyldess adores.
(Invis 72) (Intense Light Red Aura) [GS] Katrana is here.
(Light Red Aura) (White Aura) Manatheren, hound of the Hunt, lays beside the Wyldess' throne.

Katrana smiles happily.

Katrana pats Manatheren before lounging on her throne.

Samiyah eyes the Hound carefully.

Katrana says, 'This, is Manatheren.'.
Katrana says, 'Ashendarei's brother...my other hound.'.

Samiyah nods slowly, remembering the other time she met the Hound.
You say (in common), 'Ink kicked him. '.

Katrana says, 'Ahh yes.'.
Katrana says, 'He paid Ink back for that.'.
Katrana smiles happily.

You say (in common), 'Sahib Wish has offered me a bargain.'.

Katrana says, 'Oh?'.
Katrana says, 'What's this bargain?'.

You say (in common), 'He will allow Teva to show me Similus, which I am seeking, for it was made for the Sahib..'.
You say (in common), 'But I must study the lore of Lord Nash.'.

Katrana says, 'There is no harm in learning.'.
Katrana says, 'Especially for one in your profession.'.

Samiyah nods slowly.

Katrana says, 'Though the practice of certain learned knowledge is what can be dangerous.'.

You say (in common), 'But he says it will break my mind beyond repair.'.

Katrana sighs loudly.
Katrana says, 'Sami, how much do you know of my past?'.

You say (in common), 'Nothing, Sayyida.'.
You say (in common), 'Only that you are Wyldess.'.
You say (in common), 'And that when you awoke, it was of great joy to your Hunters'.

Katrana nods slowly.
Katrana says, 'I was once mortal.'.

You say (in common), 'That is one of the hardest things for me to understand.'.

Katrana smiles with the mirth of a child.

You say (in common), 'For the desert ways say that all of the Gods Who Walk are false gods'.
You say (in common), 'and yet Sahib once walked... as a mortal.'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'And now you say that you did, too.'.

Katrana says, 'Several of us have. I knew Wish, Seraph, DarkClaw...'.
Katrana says, 'All of them as mortals.'.
Katrana says, 'My Sister, Cordir...she was once my deity...I worshipped her...not yet knowing what I was.'.
Katrana says, 'She knew.'.

Samiyah finds a spot on a rug and sits, listening.

Katrana says, 'She helped me grow and transform to who I am today.'.

Samiyah smiles and murmurs, 'Butterfly.'

Katrana smiles slowly and whispers, 'In a way.'
Katrana says, 'I walked along side of the Nashites as well.'.
Katrana says, 'I was in the Inner Circle of the Black Conclave'.
Katrana says, 'Before finding my Sister.'.
Katrana says, 'But that tale is for a different day.'.

Zephyr tells you (in common), 'you near guild'.

Katrana says, 'Today, I want to tell you, that I once thought I was going crazy.'.
Katrana says, 'Much like how you think you are.'.

You tell Zephyr (in common), 'I am in your temple'.
You tell Zephyr (in common), 'well. below it.'.

Katrana says, 'I saw things others did not, heard things few others could.'.

Samiyah listens intently.

Zephyr tells you (in common), 'ok'.

Katrana says, 'I did not know I was the Wyldess, I would channel the powers of the Wyld as a mortal, and it was taxing'.
Katrana says, 'Cordir, Solaron...all of the Chosen.'.
Katrana says, 'They were so supportive, so loving...'.
Katrana says, 'Without them, I may very well have gone insane.'.
Katrana says, 'The Wyld, the powers around it. It's beautiful.'.

You say (in common), 'I will pray to the Three for strength.'.

Katrana smiles happily.
Katrana says, 'My point dear one...find friends...'.
Katrana says, 'Find ones who care for you.'.

Samiyah involuntarily smiles at the phrase, 'dear one.'

Katrana says, 'Find those that will help you, and care for you, and support you.'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

You say (in common), 'I do have friends, Sayyida.'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'I have a sworn brother, in Cresom.'.

Katrana says, 'Oh?'.

You say (in common), 'And a friend in Aoide'.

Katrana smiles happily.

Samiyah turns over her palm, showing a thin scar on the dusky skin.
You say (in common), 'We swore it, in blood.'.

Katrana says, 'In blood? Is that why blood bothers you?'.

You say (in common), 'No, Sayyida..'.
You say (in common), 'I did not explain well, then.'.
You say (in common), 'The Sahib's shield drips blood, always. Your Hunter, Zephyr, has it.'.
You say (in common), 'It was crafted of unholy things.'.
You say (in common), 'When I saw your scissors, I thought them the same.'.

Katrana says, 'Oh, the artifacts and their dripping.'.

You say (in common), 'Blood itself, is not bad.'.

Katrana says, 'I understand now.'.

You say (in common), 'the images that I saw in my mind when I touched the shield and the helm'.
You say (in common), 'were of His life, through His eyes... for the helm...'.
You say (in common), 'and the shield remembers the taste of each person it has drunk from.'.
You say (in common), 'it is that violence that shocks and hurts and pains me'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'not blood itself, but the spilling of it'.
You say (in common), 'does that make sense?'.

Katrana nods.
Katrana says, 'It does'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.
Katrana says, 'Back to the question of sane or insane.'.

You say (in common), 'Yes, Sayyida?'.

Katrana says, 'I was speaking of when I was young. A mortal, and the Chosen helped me.'.
Katrana says, 'There is a record of such an event.'.

You say (in common), 'Who was it?'.

Katrana says, 'Solaron. My beloved.'.

Samiyah wrinkles her brow in thought.
You say (in common), 'Does he have special powers to help crazy people?'.

Katrana says, 'Wielder of Similus...and my Huntsman.'.
Katrana laughs.
Katrana says, 'He drove people crazy'.

You blink.
You say (in common), 'He had it as well?'.

Katrana says, 'But me he calmed.'.
Katrana raises an eyebrow.
Katrana says, 'Oh dear one, he had that prior to Seraph.'.

Katrana giggles Wyldly.

Samiyah's brow furrows as she frowns, looking troubled.
You say (in common), 'But Sahib Kerri..'.
You say (in common), 'Said that He crafted it for the Sahib..'.

Katrana says, 'Similus? Oh my, Solaron won that in a quest from Khore.'.

You say (in common), 'Who is Khore?'.

You say (in common), 'So it was your beloved's?'.
You say (in common), 'Perhaps someday I could speak to him of it..'.

Katrana utters the words, 'gjwwai'.
Katrana utters the words, 'gjwwai'.
Zephyr arrives suddenly.

Katrana utters the words, 'waouq wuggurz'.
Katrana's magic missile devastates Zephyr.

Katrana unlocks the rune-covered trapdoor.

Samiyah glances at the old man, gasping as he is harmed.

>ch Zephyr
Zephyr shows little sign of injury.

Zephyr stands up.

Katrana hugs Zephyr.
Katrana says, 'You okay dear one?'.

Zephyr says (in common), 'ya he can'.
Zephyr says (in common), 'can't hurt me'.

Katrana nods.
Katrana says, 'Do be careful, I don't think it's quite time for your Thread to be cut'.

You say (in common), 'who is trying to hurt you?'.

Katrana ruffles Zephyr's hair playfully.

Katrana says, 'Okay where were we'.
Katrana says, 'Ah yes, so Solaron did hold Similus.'.

You say (in common), 'Solaron.'.

Katrana nods.
Katrana says, 'He was my Huntsman.'.

You say (in common), 'So perhaps Sahib Kerri was mistaken, then...'.

Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.
Katrana says, 'Perhaps.'.

You say (in common), 'You said that there was something done to help you, by Solaron and the Chosen?'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'When you were worried you were crazy?'.

Katrana says, 'Several times.'.

You say (in common), 'I don't...think... I am...'.
You say (in common), 'but Sahib Wish assures me that I am.'.

Katrana says, 'One of those was recorded...'.
Katrana says, 'It also happens to be the record of my most favorite poem I've ever come up with!'.
Katrana giggles.
Katrana says, 'I'm no bard, so it took several weeks to come up with it.'.

You say (in common), 'I will ask the Sahib when I see.. er.. hear him next...'.
You say (in common), 'You write poems, Sayyida?'.

Katrana says, 'Oh my dear one, it's been years since I have'.

Samiyah again smiles at that term.

Katrana says, 'I used to quite frequently.'.
Katrana says, 'let me see if I can't remember it'.

Katrana giggles then darts for the bookcase.
Katrana grabs up a dusty scroll.
Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.
Katrana reads the scroll over and nods.
Katrana says, 'Oh yay!'.
Katrana clears her throat.

Katrana reads, 'An inky blackness from below,'

Samiyah listens.

Katrana reads, 'Shifts and rises to and fro,'
Katrana reads, 'A crowded forest right in sight,'
Katrana reads, 'A spark erupts, a blinding light,'
Katrana reads, 'Fire, and chaos, Wyld's friend,'
Katrana reads, 'A storm draws near a fire's end,'
Katrana reads, 'Sleeting rain and brimstone fall,'
Katrana reads, 'Rage of Chaos, the Wyld's call,
Katrana reads, 'The sun arises to shed light round,'
Katrana reads, 'New growth appears upon the ground,'
Katrana reads, 'A continuous cycle has been shown,'
Katrana reads, 'Creation, Destruction, the Wyld's own'
Katrana smiles slowly, her eyes lost in thought.
Katrana shakes her head slightly.

Samiyah ponders, going over your words in her mind.

Katrana says, 'That was the night of Wyld praise...'.
Katrana says, '((http://www.tfcmud.com/tfc/community/timeline/2002/wyldpraise.htm))'.

Samiyah runs her hand lightly over the inky aura that surrounds her.

Katrana says, 'Don't run from who you are Sami...embrace it. At the same thought though, do not let others tell you who you are or are not suppose to be. Your Thread...You...is the most important thing in this world. For every Thread makes up the Pattern. And each, is so very important.'.

Samiyah says softly, 'The Sahib Wish said that all of the tribe's ways and traditions are rooted in shame and dishonor.'

Katrana says, 'Which tribe's?'.
Katrana raises an eyebrow.

You say (in common), '... mine.'.
You say (in common), 'The tribe in which I was born.'.

Katrana sighs loudly.
Katrana says, 'That was not right of him to say.'.

Samiyah nervously smoothes the dark, concealing folds of her linen veil to ensure all that should be hidden, is.

You say (in common), 'Sahib has said that not all of the laws, as taught, were as He commanded.'.
You say (in common), 'But He has not yet finished speaking of it.'.

Katrana says, 'Dear one...people of his belief think that theirs is the way, the correct way.'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'The "one and true" way'.

Katrana nods.
Katrana says, 'I've walked his faith before. They believe that way.'.
Katrana says, 'But there is so much more to the world. '.
Katrana says, 'You've seen immortals...Seraph, Wish, Natilena, Tynian...'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

Katrana says, 'We all exist in this world.'.
Katrana says, 'All of our Threads, along with those of mortals intermixed making the world what it is.'.

You say (in common), 'So much of the world is not as I have been taught, Sayyida.'.
You say (in common), 'It can be a little overwhelming.'.

Katrana nods.
Katrana says, 'I understand. I do. And I am sorry that people are pulling you in so many directions. When you're overwhelmed...'.
Katrana says, 'Sometimes you just need time to think, and time to talk.'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

You say (in common), 'I have a tree that I like to climb.'.

Katrana says, 'Do you?'.

You say (in common), 'It is like an ocean of leaves.'.
You say (in common), 'Like the ocean of sand, that was home.'.

Katrana says, 'Oh that sounds lovely!'.

You say (in common), 'And the birds sing.'.

Katrana says, 'Are their flowers nearby? Roses?'.
Katrana giggles Wyldly.

You say (in common), 'I am afraid not, Sayyida. It is very very high up in the air.'.
You say (in common), 'There is one mighty tree in the Haon-Dor forest..'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'between the camp of the half elves and the trees of the elves'.
You say (in common), 'someone built a treehouse there'.
You say (in common), 'in the lower branches'.
You say (in common), 'but you can climb yet higher..'.
You say (in common), 'and that is where I go.'.

Katrana sits down and thinks deeply.
Katrana says, 'Are there little birds? And maybe a caterpillar or two?'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.

You say (in common), 'yes, Sayyida!'.

Katrana says, 'I remember a treehouse like that when I was younger. Much younger.'.

You say (in common), 'Would You like me to show you?'.

Katrana says, 'I'm afraid the outworld is calling me, but I most definitely would like you to when I return.'.
Katrana says, 'Would you mind showing me then?'.

Samiyah nods, the movement causing her veil-charms to chime.
You say (in common), 'Of course, Sayyida'.
You say (in common), 'It would be my pleasure.'.
Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Katrana smiles happily.
Katrana says, 'It has been a pleasure Sami to talk to you.'.

You say (in common), 'The honor is mine, Sayyida'.

Katrana says, 'Dear one...Should you need me, or just want to speak with me. Reach out to mine.'.

You smile happily.
You say (in common), 'I thank You.'.

Katrana says, 'May I give you a hug dear?'.

Samiyah goes still for a moment, then nods.

Katrana hugs you.

Samiyah touches her hand to her forehead, her lips, and her heart in a tribal gesture of respect.

Katrana says, 'You are important, and special.'.
Katrana says, 'Remember that.'.
Katrana says, 'And you are not insane.'.

You blink.
You say (in common), 'Sahib says the same words.'.

Katrana smiles happily.

Katrana says, 'Does he?'.

You say (in common), 'He does.'.

You say (in common), 'Well, not the insane part'.
You say (in common), 'for I have not had a chance to talk to Him about that'.

Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'but the special and important, yes.'.

Katrana smiles happily.

You say (in common), 'He hears my prayers, always.'.
You say (in common), 'I will ask Him.'.

Katrana says, 'Does he? '.
Katrana nods.

You say (in common), 'And I thank You.'.

Katrana says, 'There is no reason to thank me dear one.'.

You smile happily.
You say (in common), 'with Your permission?'.
Samiyah gestures upward.

Katrana says, 'nod'.
Katrana unlocks the rune-covered trapdoor.
Katrana opens the rune-covered trapdoor.

Fare thee well!