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Pupil And Student

(Log by Sabella)

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.
A ball made of bright red light is here.
A copy of the TFC Daily News lies here.
Belgarion, The Past Grand Finder, is here.
Mish Leigh Salvandor will use her contacts to help you... for a price.

An aura of darkness has been purged!

Sabella grumbles.

Sabella gossips (in common), 'Greetings, darlings'.

Wish gossips, 'Hello Sabella'.

Sabella gossips (in common), 'WISH! There you are!'.

Wish gossips, 'Here I am. I have heard you have been looking for me. Which, I must admit, fills me with both interest and trepidation.'.

Sabella gossips (in common), 'I have! Though I heard the most dreadful news and I hope it isn't true.'.

Wish gossips, 'Do you wish to join the Alchemists? '.

Sabella gossips (in common), 'I'm nothing to be afraid of, Wish, dear.'.

The Coral Cave
[Exits: south]
Nessa is here.
(Intense Dark Red Aura) Wish is resting here.

Wish bows before Sabella.

Belgarion gossips (in common), 'what could this news be?'.

Nessa grins evilly at you.

Wish waves a hand idly around him.
Wish says, 'welcome to Coral Cave, Sabella'.
Wish smiles happily.

> L wish
Before you stands a strange elven man with
mezmerizing, translucent skin. It flashes and wavers with
many bright hues, helping him to both blend into his
surroundings, and convey his quickly changing emotions.
His eyes are uncommonly large, even for an elf, and you
begin to feel uncomfortable when you notice that they never
seem to blink. With those menacing eyes he seems to be boring
into the cold depths of your very soul...
Wish is bathed in the essence of charisma.
Wish is in perfect health.

Sabella visibly wilts a bit. 'It's true, then... all those lovely tentacles...'

Wish's shoulders slack a bit.
Wish nods in recognition to Sabella.

Sabella says (in common), 'Hello, Nessa'.

Sabella paces around Wish, examining his new form.
Sabella sighs..
Sabella says (in common), 'I had such plans for those tentacles..'.

Nessa scurries out.
Nessa giggles.

Wish says, 'yes, it is true, Sabella. My form has been...Alchemized. However, I am working to get it back'.

Sabella brightens.
Sabella says (in common), 'get them back?'.
Sabella likes that idea.

Wish nods in recognition to Sabella.
Wish says, 'I have pretty much all that I need for my own alchemy. I have brewed a potion...and obtained the final ingredient - the Catalyst, as one might say.
Wish smiles happily.

Sabella doesn't seem particularly following the conversation as she examines you.

Wish says, 'but...there is just one thing'.

Sabella says (in common), 'hmm?'.
Sabella says (in common), 'What's that?'.

Sabella breaks off her rather close perusal.

Wish says, 'I have been exploring the pleasures of this form..and finding them...interesting. Compelling, even'.

Sabella smiles slowly. 'Indeed?'

Wish sidles a bit closer to Sabella.
Wish says, 'I have been having certain...urges. Urges, which, having been the only sentient Cuttlefish, I never truly have had before'.

Sabella smirks slightly, and says, "I have been hearing tales about them... something about desserts and a sweet tooth.'.

Wish says, 'yes, there is that.. and yet... This is something more. Something...more mature'.

Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.
Sabella asks, a world of inquiry in a single word: 'Oh?'

Wish blushes visibly.

Sabella teases, 'Steak and potatoes?'

Wish says, 'not quite'.

Sabella says (in common), 'What, then?'.

Wish says, 'well, I have never experienced pleasures of the flesh'.
Wish's face turns bright red.

Sabella lightly strokes her fingertips down your face, as if to ease away the blush. She asks softly, 'and do you wish to?'.

Wish shivers with nervous excitement.
Wish fumbles his words.
Wish says, 'I....I ....yes, I believe I do'.

Sabella tilts her head to one side, regarding you.
Sabella says (in common), 'There are as many diverse pleasures of the flesh to be had, as there are different types of fish in the sea.'.

Wish's eyebrows shoot up with intrigue.

Sabella says (in common), 'Some are sweet and gentle and kind... some are brutal and bloody and ugly - but all pleasures of the flesh are a sacred sacrament of one form or another. Some leave you aching for more, and others leave you begging for mercy.'.

Wish says, 'I see...'.

Sabella asks in a voice of surprising gentleness, 'What is it that you wish to learn? You will bear this form for a very, very long time, if you wish to learn it all.'.

Wish says, 'Although I wish to explore them all, the most interesting are those that make me feel powerful, and in control.'.

Sabella smiles slowly. 'Indeed?'

Wish says, 'Yes. Is it not the Alchemist's deepest wish? To control the Change?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I do not know much of Alchemy. My magic is of a more base kind.'.

Wish says, 'I believe, in the end, they may be one and the same. Magic, reduced to its base...is mastery over Change. Having the patience...the will...to wait and then releasing it at the right moment'.

Sabella gets a slightly dreamy look in her eye, remembering an encounter containing just such elements as you describe.

Sabella nods.
Sabella says (in common), 'When do you wish to begin your lessoning?'.

Wish says, 'Do you, Sabella, wish to instruct me in these things?'.

Sabella blinks away the memory and answers in a somewhat formal tone, 'It was the task given to me by Sirak and Molo. To serve in that capacity:'

Wish frowns.

Sabella says (in common), 'Whether it was giving instruction or serving as a vessel or being a playground for others to enjoy. It is what I live for.'.

Wish says, 'This I understand, Sabella...but I must inquire...it is my nature.'.

Sabella gestures at her body.
Sabella says (in common), 'it is what I was made for.'

Wish says, 'Very good then. I would have it be your own choice, not the choice of another, even if from Sirak or the Lich. This I would demand, in fact.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Then I would answer: Yes. I would enjoy instructing you in discovering your path to mastery.'.

Wish bows before Sabella.
Wish says, 'So I am honored then, to have you as my teacher'.

Sabella smiles.
Sabella says (in common), 'Excellent.'.

Wish says, 'You, Sabella, are always welcome in Coral Cave. To enjoy its comforts, in my presence or absence.'.

Sabella drops into a curtsey, her head bowed.

Wish smiles happily.

Sabella says (in common), 'There are some schools of thought that say, 'to be able to Master, one must first serve.' I do not necessarily agree or disagree with that statement. It depends on the individual. There are some, who by their nature, are unable to bend a knee.. and others, who are able to do so, within the context of the lesson.'.

Wish tells you, 'You and I, our interactions have been few. But I believe you know my ego not to be too large'.

Sabella nods.

Wish tells you, 'Within the context of a lesson, I am willing to serve...to learn'.

You tell Wish (in common), 'Excellent.'.

Sabella takes a step closer to you, her hand rising to rest on your chest, just above your heart.

Wish straightens up, looking down at Sabella with affection.

Sabella lets her fingertips read your pulse as her thumb lightly strokes the skin through your clothing.

Sabella says (in common), 'The first lesson is this: to master another, you must know what you wish of them.'.

Wish extends his neck out, closing his eyes, feeling her touch.
Wish whispers, almost breathlessly..."First...to kiss."

Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.
Sabella says (in common), 'Indeed? Oh, my dear, dear, Wish... there are as many kisses as there are types of squid.'.

Wish opens his eyes, looking Sabella directly in the eyes.
Wish says, 'The kiss of the Sepiod then. Entwining... grasping... squeezing... Engulfing.'.

Sabella says (in common), '.. passionate.'.
Sabella slides her hands up your chest and onto your shoulders, exerting a firm pressure. 'Then.. kneel.'

Wish kneels slowly, his gaze never leaving Sabella's.

Sabella follows you smoothly to the sandy floor of the cave, her knees to either side of yours, straddling your lap. She guides your hands to the curve of her waist and hip.

Wish reaches down, cupping Sabella from behind firmly to support her.

Sabella slides her fingers along your scalp, fingertips and nails lightly grazing the skin, the pressure increasing steadily as her hands slide to the back of your skull. She draws you closer, her grasp firm.

Wish moves with Sabella, his hands grasping her even more firmly, pulling her into his body.

Sabella's lips find yours, her body nestled tightly against you, her arms holding you close, entwined.

Wish presses his lips against Sabella's, enjoying their perfect suppleness, the earthy smell of her skin.

Sabella's teeth catch at your lower lip, tugging at it, her tongue flicking at the edges of your mouth.

Wish opens his mouth slightly, his tongue extending out to touch Sabella's.

Sabella makes a soft, predatory sound in the back of her throat as she squirms in pleasure at the contact.

Wish breathes in Sabella's breath, each inhale causing his body to tense and his muscles to firm.

Sabella draws your tongue into her mouth with a hard, fast suction, pulling on it just slightly.

Wish allows his tongue to explore her mouth, his lips pressed firmly against hers.

Sabella ensures that the rest of her body is in contact with yours, squirming deliciously in your grip, as her tongue and lips entwine with yours.

Sabella makes a sound of approval and draws back.
Sabella says (in common), '.. an excellent first effort, Student.'.

Wish reaches out toward Sabella with his lips, not wanting it to end.

Sabella rises, her heartbeat loud in your Immortal ears, stepping just out of reach.

Sabella offers you a hand to rise.

Wish almost clambers after her, his desire physically obvious.
Wish says, 'thank you, Sabella. That was...immensely pleasurable'.

Sabella smiles slowly and nods.

Wish says, 'I do hope our next encounter is...longer'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I enjoyed it very much.'.

Wish bows before Sabella.

Sabella says (in common), 'until the next time.'.

Wish nods.
Wish smiles brightly, his body and face glowing.
Wish waves happily.

Sabella waves.

Wish disappears into the ether.

Sabella smiles languidly, her eyes drifting closed for a moment, as her fingertips slide over her mouth, savoring the memory of the kiss.

Sabella shivers in delight. Brrrrrrrrr.

The Vamp and the Vixen

(Log by Sabella)

Temple of the Lost
[Exits: west]
A large eye hovers in mid-air here, emitting a soft, purple glow.

Sabella says (in common), 'Are you here, DeeCee, dear?'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), 'Is DeeCee around?'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'I'm sorry, young lady, but I cannot answer that.'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '.. Young lady? Oh, that's adorable. And yes, you can. I'm on her 'special' list. ;)'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'I haven't got a copy of that list handy, Madam, or I'd gladly oblige you.'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '*raises one arched brow yet higher* oh. Well. Then I guess I should ask someone more in the know. That's all right. I'll just wait for her here.'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), '*grins evilly* How cute, veiled insults. I will pass the message along Madam.'.

Pharuin gossips (in common), 'I think the whole MUD wants spindles to not be limited..'.

Sabella gossips (in common), 'what I want is a longer line length and NOINFO rooms. :)'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), 'That's not necessary - I'll find her myself, or leave a message she can't possibly miss. ..'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '(the sweet scent of blood pierces the Temple, as Sabella opens a vein and 'finger-paints' a message on the Eye.)'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'Let's hope you find her before -I- find you... just in case....'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '*soft chuckle* I'm in the Temple. Come find me.'.

Venom arrives from the west.
Venom looks at Sabella.

Venom stops in his tracks, then regains his stride calmly.

Sabella finishes writing something on the Eye in her blood.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '("Hoped to visit. Catch you another time, darlin. Love and kisses, 'belle" -- that's written on the Eye)'.

Sabella glances over at you, a pool of blood filling one palm, the index finger of her right hand covered in it.

Venom grins evilly, his elongated fangs glistening.
Venom's nostrils flare, you notice he has one red eye that begins to glow somewhat.
Venom says (in common), 'Madam... Please.. Put that away.'.

Sabella glances you up and down. 'She made another child?' She sighs.

Venom laughs contemptuously, 'I was made before, she remade me...and she had little choice.'

Sabella glances at her cupped hand. 'Oh. This?'
Sabella lifts her hand and then tilts it, allowing the crimson cascade to trickle down the column of her throat and collarbone and slide between the curves of her torso.

Venom gasps as he realizes what you did.

Sabella smirks slightly at your reaction, then begins finger-painting her own flesh, drawing Nashite symbols on the dusky canvas in the crimson blood.

Venom's eyes become slits and he grits his teeth as his fangs elongate..

Sabella says (in common), 'Keep it in your mouth, fangboy.'.

Venom's eyes remain fixed on the trickle of blood on your throat.

Sabella slowly begins licking the blood off her left hand, her tongue making long, slow, wide strokes across the skin.

Sabella says (in common), 'And yes, I've heard plenty about you from DeeCee.'.

Venom unconsciously begins moving toward you, eyes unblinking...fixated.

Sabella laughs softly, the sound low in her throat, as she deftly slips behind the Eye, keeping it between you and she.

Venom places his hands upon the eye, childishly playing cat and mouse.

Sabella bats her eyelashes, pretending fear, her tone patently false. 'Oh, Sir! No!'

Sabella ceases her 'retreat' and looks you straight in the eye. 'You've got Star's panties tied in a knot, so you've got to have _something_... but ...'.

Venom grasps your bloody hand by the wrist, his power clearly that of a trained warrior.

Sabella murmurs a word to slip into magical translucence, cursing foully when the spell does not come to her mind any more.

Venom closes the door.

Sabella says (in common), '(well, shit. I keep forgetting those lost levels. So much for pass door.)'.

Venom stands before the door, nostrils wide, 'Your blood has an odd scent... you are no innocent young girl'

Sabella bursts into startled laughter, her head thrown back. "Oh... you.. heeeeheee...."
Sabella leans back against the wall, snickering.

Sabella says (in common), '"innocent"...'.
Sabella dissolves into laughter again.

Sabella says (in common), 'You and Belgarion both... this is getting to be irritating. No, Venom. I am not a "innocent young girl"'.

Venom calms himself and regains his composure. "Veterans of this game tend to do less giggling."

Sabella says (in common), 'You just said, 'The ocean might be wet.' or 'the sun could possibly be hot and bright.

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.
Sabella says (in common), 'I'm Sabella. Of COURSE I am not young and innocent.'.

Venom says (in common), 'What sort of game do you play? You toy like a young lady, but I smell an older woman in that blood.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Star and I have been on again off again playmates since before Tokugawa immorted. Sirak gave me a special blessing. I do not age.'.

Venom nods.
Venom says (in common), 'No, but you have not been innocent for many years.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'oh, honey, I haven't been innocent since the tribe gave me to the Black Conclave as tribute to keep them from slaughtering every last one of them.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I bet they were gentle...'.

Sabella's eyes contain something cold and coiled, like a nest of serpents. "No. They were not."

Venom glances to the Nashite symbol painted in blood, 'You must have found something you liked...'

Sabella nods.
Sabella says (in common), 'I did. I learned much. I gave my soul to Nash and His worship. I became someone of.. usefulness. What I experienced awakened ....'.

Venom throws back his head and cackles with insane glee!
Venom says (in common), 'Blind and ignorant faith you mean.'.

Sabella sighs..
Sabella rolls her eyes.
Sabella says (in common), 'Really? We were _almost_ having a conversation.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Everyone knows the story of Nash is a lie.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'When you have been kicked to orgasm by His Son, perhaps you will also know the truth of Nash.'.

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.

Venom says (in common), 'I have in my lifetime traveled the realm from dark corner to high moon and beyond. I have never seen even a hint of his existence'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I am not here to debate theology with you. One either believes or one does not. I do. .. You do not.'.
Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.

Venom says (in common), 'So be it. To be honest, if he was real he would be my sort of God.'.

Sabella slides one of the fingers of her left hand into her crimson mouth, sucking off any traces of the blood that filled her hand.

Venom grins evilly, his elongated fangs glistening.

Sabella's lips close around her fingers, but you can still see the movement of her tongue working them clean.

Venom ponders the image, as though the trick is familiar to him.
Venom smiles happily.

Sabella parts her lips, sliding her fingers from her mouth, her red-stained tongue flicking at you teasingly for a moment.

Venom's eyes widen at the sight of such a vulgar yet sexy tease, 'my my..you ARE a bad girl..'

Sabella nods.
Sabella says (in common), 'yes.'.

> c 'create spring'
A magical spring flows from the ground.

Sabella slips down to the earthen floor into a kneel, scooping up a handful of the water.

Sabella begins washing off the blood from her neck and torso, the movements slow.

Venom paces to a comfortable spot nearby, gaining a better view of you as you bend forward.

Sabella is careful not to let the ties on her wrists fall into the water.

Venom looks at Sabella.

Sabella lifts her pearls out of the way and cleanses away the blood.

Venom says (in common), 'Can I offer you a towel, Madam? or perhaps a hand?'.

Sabella tilts her head, glancing at you. 'No. You're Star's.'

Venom laughs.
Venom scorns you, 'I belong to no one!'

Sabella sweeps the cascade of her hair over one shoulder, and finishes washing the other side of her neck.
Sabella gestures at you with a nod of her head. 'You bear her marks of possession.'

Venom sits down and thinks deeply.
Venom seems to be rather disturbed by the very idea...

Sabella finishes bathing, and dispels the water pool with a gesture, the bloody water sinking into the dirt floor.

Sabella rises gracefully and walks over towards you, one hand lifting towards, but not touching, your throat. 'A vampire marks the throat, that's ownership.'.

Sabella turns her right leg out slightly, and indicates two fang scars high on her inner thigh. 'They scar somewhere more intimate... that's a lover's mark.'.

Venom becomes rather enraged very quickly, 'ENOUGH! I belong to no woman!'
Venom says (in common), 'What you speak is a LIE!'.

Sabella makes a soothing gesture. "Easy, there.."
Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.

Sabella says (in common), 'if it makes you feel better, you've Marked her, too. The two of you are still trying to figure out who's on top, that's patently obvious. And you're a better match for her than Prince Charming.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I do not claim any ownership over her... she belongs to another.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I tried giving him the lessons he needed to suit her, but apparently he wasn't listening.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I disagree, I do not wish to be a match for anyone. She is simply a plaything, as am I.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I said 'better match'. Not 'perfect match..
Sabella says (in common), 'ai ai ai . So literal.'.
Sabella's tone is a touch mocking, but not rudely so.

Venom says (in common), 'This talk of marking... it is disturbing'.

Sabella slides her fingertips along the twin scars on her leg, remembering how they got there.
Sabella says (in common), 'There's nothing wrong with marks. Hers are the only scars I have ever allowed to be left on me. The rest were healed away.'.

Venom says (in common), 'And who left those?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'these?'.
Sabella taps her leg once more.

Venom nods.

Sabella says (in common), 'Hers. A lover's mark.'.

Venom says (in common), 'A comfortable place for a woman's kiss....'.

Sabella says (in common), 'not 'LOVE' lover...'.
Sabella hastens to clarify.

Venom nods.
Venom says (in common), 'I use the term loosely, or as it suits me...'.

Sabella nods.
Sabella shrugs slightly. 'I do not love. But I play the lover, when a patron wishes it. Star is something else. A long time friend and.. playmate.'.

Venom nods with a self-confirming recognition...'I suspected as much'

Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.

Venom says (in common), 'I had my suspicions as to your trade upon seeing you, and smelling your blood. But I am not one to discriminate.'.

Sabella laughs, the sound soft.
Sabella says (in common), 'I am a most discriminating whore. I choose my patrons.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Then you are the worst kind of trouble for men, not in it for the money but still in it.'.

Sabella nods thoughtfully. 'I once had a fellow spill his own guts in his God's temple, after realizing he'd been taught how to kiss by a Nashite. He couldn't bear the shame of having enjoyed it so much. And NOT having me was enough to so madden Molo that he violated the rules of the Heavens and the Highest Gods removed me from his service.'.

Venom grunts with a disgusted air, nose high, 'A common whore with a taste for causing trouble. I see now...'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Oh, I am a whore, but I am not a *common* whore by any stretch.'.

Venom says (in common), 'A master of the sex trade, a blade singing manipulator... I fall short of impressed.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'A courtesan, a fellatrix, an anguisette, an instructress.'.
Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.
Sabella says (in common), 'I am what I am..but I am not common. Else for a coin, you could have sunk fang or flesh into me, and there is not gold enough to buy that experience for you.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Being uncommon does nothing to add value to what you do.'.

Sabella smiles.
Sabella says (in common), 'Others would disagree.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I have seen enough in my time to know a trouble maker when I see one.'.

Sabella laughs delightedly.
Sabella says (in common), 'yes, we children of the sand tend to be tempestuous creatures. It comes from living beyond the Veil. I will accept the label of 'trouble.' That's suitable.'.

Venom perks his ears for a moment revealing an interest, 'sand?'
Venom says (in common), 'Do tell..'.

Sabella nods slightly, a smirk curving her full lips.

Venom says (in common), 'What do you mean... "children of the sand"'.

Sabella looks at you with one eyebrow raised, and tosses her black hair over one dusky shoulder. She extends her arms, turning slowly. 'What the fuck do I look like, a goddamned elf?'

Venom says (in common), 'Forgive me, I had become overly focused on other parts of your body'.

Sabella looks vaguely irritated. She allows a horribly familiar accent to tinge her words, then strips it away once more. 'Yes. I am of the desert.'

Venom stumbles backward.
Venom gasps in astonishment.
Venom says (in common), 'You ARE one of them'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I left there seven thousand years ago, when they gave me as tribute.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Would you care to share with me some tales of your homeland?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I am the only one of my kind beyond the Veil, so far as I know. Well, my hope is that the flea-bitten mongrels that give me as payment have all died off, their bones picked over by vultures. They, and their sons, and their son's sons, and so on, for dozens of generations.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I am interested in learning about your culture, I have not been able to find any books on the matter.'.

Sabella waves a hand dismissively.
Sabella says (in common), 'Barbarians cowering beneath the shadow of the pyramid. Nothing of interest. I am well gone of them.'.

The touch of a familiar hand glides across Sabella's throat sensually, pausing just above the beating pulse below her flesh.

The Vampiress Awakes

(Log by DarkClaw)
DarkClaw ftells, 'Hello, Venom. I shall leave the temple'.

Venom ftells, 'You can stay if you please'.

DarkClaw ftells, '...Are you sure?'.

Venom ftells, 'certainly'.

Sabella closes her eyes and arches her head back, making a soft purr of pleasure.

Sabella says (in common), 'Hello, darlin..'.
Venom ponders quietly to himself, 'so... the magic is in the swirling sands then...'

DarkClaw says, 'Not meaning to interrupt, but I have a hard time not saying hello.'.

Sabella smiles slowly, leaning back to fit her curves against the taller woman's.
Sabella reaches behind her, stroking and caressing where she can.

Sabella says (in common), 'he was just asking me about the - hopefully - picked-bare bones of my tribe. May they never find shade or sweet water, and may Nash have blasted them all to dust long ago.'.

Venom is lost in thought, seemingly ignoring his usual sex crazed instincts.

DarkClaw lowers her head to graze her fangs against the back of Sabella's neck, her eyes fixed on Venom. "I heard."

Venom looks at DarkClaw.

Sabella writhes slowly and sensually, arching her neck invitingly, her breath quickening.

Venom says (in common), 'Forgive me ladies... I have something urgent to investigate.'.
Venom says (in common), 'Madam, enjoy your meal'.
Venom opens the door.
Venom spanks DarkClaw playfully. OUCH!
Venom leaves west.

DarkClaw pulls back and rakes her gaze over Sabella's form slowly... appreciatively... her nostrils flaring at the strong scent of blood.

DarkClaw growls at Venom's departing spank.

DarkClaw ftells, 'I was not feeding, merely visiting. It was not my intent to cut your visit short.'.

Venom ftells, 'Who said anything about eating that meal...'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'And STOP spanking me!'.

Venom ftells, 'You did nothing to stop the meeting, I must head to the dessert'.

Sabella says (in common), '.. I left you a note, thinking I'd missed you, then got distracted.'.
Sabella gestures at the door, and it's recent departed traveler.

Sabella says (in common), '.. shall I clean up the mess I left?'.
Sabella gestures at the careful, almost elegantly scripted message in blood on the Eye.

DarkClaw says, 'No...though why you chose to write it in blood is beyond me, when you could've asked Ghazkull to scribe it.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'he wasn't around.'.
Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.

DarkClaw says, 'I am surprised Venom withstood the temptation, as he is newly turned.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'He tried to stalk me a bit, but I wasn't going to allow it. He's a bit .. erm... inexperienced.. for my tastes. Lots of bark. Very little bite.'.

DarkClaw sighs and pulls away from you completely. "Apparently I have bad taste, then."

Sabella says (in common), 'No, you just have your tastes, and I have mine. He is inexperienced .. for ME. But I am used to the attentions, and power, of Immortals.'.

DarkClaw says, 'Fair enough.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'it is what I prefer, and crave, and seek - some prefer blonds, others, brunettes.'.

Venom ftells, 'Yes.. it may have something to do with the salt.'.
Venom ftells, 'I get it...'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'What are you talking about?'.

Venom ftells, 'That Blasted Sand-Goat!'.

DarkClaw says, '...I gave myself to him.'.

Sabella nods.
Sabella says (in common), 'I could tell. The room has the scent of it. He has the self-delighted smirk of it.. and he got very very twitchy when I noticed your fang marks on him. '.

DarkClaw raises a brow. "Indeed?"

Sabella nods.

DarkClaw says, 'What did he do?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Said that no woman owned him.'.

DarkClaw says, 'I think he is in for a rude awakening.'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'Is she still meddling?'.

Venom ftells, 'She has never stopped.. but I am putting the pieces together now.'.

DarkClaw says, 'He will not be able to control the bond.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I .. may.. have called them a mark of ownership... and contrasted them with the marks I bear from you. It's a dominance thing.'.

DarkClaw grins evilly.
DarkClaw says, 'I'm sure he wasn't pleased by that at all. But good.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I had to explain twice who gave me these.'.
Sabella slides her fingertips along the twin punctures that just peep above the top of her stockings.

Sabella says (in common), 'and no, he got quite excitable when I said marks to the throat are ownership.'.

Venom ftells, 'I have a master plan so clever...so evil... so downright unstoppable. I cannot wait to complete it. That meddling sand-wench'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'When will that be?'.

Venom ftells, 'Oh it will take time but I have time. I have tons of time.'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'You have forever.'.

Venom ftells, 'Precisely'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'So it seems Sabella made you a bit nervous.'.

Venom ftells, 'Nervous, never. I was drawn to the scent of blood but my nostrils turned away from the smell of old whore'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'That is not what I am referring to.'.

Venom ftells, 'Oh, yes the scar you mean'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'She mentioned something about fang marks on the neck...and ownership. *her eyes flare briefly*'.

Venom ftells, 'yes, that is rather disturbing. I was unaware that those with the right type of eye might see that as ownership. I am rather uncomfortable with that.'.

DarkClaw ftells, '...You are aware of our bond.'.

Venom ftells, 'Bond yes'.
Venom ftells, 'Ownership is another matter'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'Are you not also aware that that bond gives me the power to control you?'.

Venom ftells, 'Remember Madam, I have drank of you as well... You are toying on a two way street.'.

DarkClaw ftells, '*growls at the way you turned her words around on her* I'd love to see you TRY and control me.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Oh... and... '.
Sabella's voice becomes quite grave and polite, but her eyes dance with devilish mirth. 'He is quite observant.'

DarkClaw can't help but smirk at your look of mischief. "What did you do?"

Sabella says (in common), 'he deduced that I... am NOT... "young and innocent" ! How did he discover such a well-guarded secret?!'.

DarkClaw laughs.

Sabella claps her hand over her mouth in a mockery of shocked outrage.

DarkClaw says, 'Perhaps by the way you are dressed?'.
DarkClaw smirks.

Sabella says (in common), 'AND... he deduced my profession!!'.
Sabella raises her hand to her forehead.
Sabella snickers softly.

Sabella's voice loses its playful tone. 'Though he did mistake me for a _common_ whore.'

DarkClaw says, 'That was an insult.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'and honestly, I think he was so distracted by the blood finger-painting that he didn't quite realize my state of dress.'.

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.
Sabella says (in common), 'he declared me a troublemaker'.

Venom ftells, '*grins mildly, his hand moving slowing up the inside of his thigh to his groin* I need no special powers for that.'.

DarkClaw ftells, '*follows the movement of your hand like a hawk watching its prey, then scoffs and rolls her eyes* You're delusional!'.

Venom ftells, '*slowly adjusts himself for comfort, a slight swell visible* Yes Madam...whatever you say...'.

Sabella smirks.
Sabella says (in common), 'which title I gladly accepted.'.
Sabella idly plays with her strand of pearls with a wink.

DarkClaw chuckles.
DarkClaw says, 'Say it isn't so!'.

Sabella frowns.
Sabella says (in common), 'he did get rather .. excitable...when I said that we children of the sand tend to be troublesome. He pounced on it like a cat on a lizard.'.

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.
Sabella says (in common), 'My tribe is all bare bone and ash by now, I am certain. I am the only one of the tribe beyond the Veil, to my knowledge.'.

DarkClaw says, 'He is...having a bit of trouble.'.
DarkClaw says, 'With another from the desert.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'It has been thousands of years... er... what?'.
Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.

DarkClaw shakes her head slowly. "You are not."

Sabella's other brow rises in unfeigned shock.

DarkClaw says, 'There is a bard...one who has become involved in a lot more than she ever should have.'.

Sabella's mouth narrows to a thin line as she looks uncharacteristically angry. 'Well then. I shall just have to kill my fellow tribesman.'

Sabella says (in common), 'er.. 'she' ?'.

DarkClaw says, '...She. Her name is Samiyah.'.

Sabella frowns.
Sabella says (in common), 'I don't think I like the sound of that.'.

DarkClaw says, 'She is nothing like you, though.'.
DarkClaw chuckles.

Sabella smirks.
Sabella says (in common), 'Who is?'.

DarkClaw says, 'Exactly.'.

Sabella hmms softly. 'So. They still exists, the flea-bitten goatherders. Nash, you have failed my prayers.'

DarkClaw comforts Sabella.

Sabella visibly draws herself back out of memory and the slight vulnerability of a long-ago pain and shakes her head.
Sabella says (in common), 'No matter. '.

DarkClaw says, 'She has chosen Seraph as her deity...and has gotten way too wrapped up in the history of Similus.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Oh. Seraph. The one who got skull-fucked? I don't know what Similus is.'.

DarkClaw laughs, her eyes dancing with amusement. "I love how you said that."
DarkClaw says, 'It makes him sound so...human.'.

Sabella mimes grabbing someone's head and pumping hard with her hips.
Sabella snickers softly.

DarkClaw snickers softly.

Sabella says (in common), 'Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Fucking bloo try to step to me like that...'. Her voice is incredulous.

DarkClaw says, 'He's another one that meddles where he shouldn't.'.

Sabella shakes her head in bewilderment.
Sabella says (in common), 'They sure do make them stupid, don't they? well, those two meddlesome meddlers can focus their meddling on each other and not me.'.

DarkClaw grins evilly.

DarkClaw sobers, her features taking on a pained look. "Wish...told me I should break up with Belg."

Sabella nods.
Sabella says (in common), 'I agree.'.

DarkClaw says, 'And then he had the nerve to say I owed him for his consultation!'.

Sabella laughs.
Sabella smiles and murmurs, "Ah, Wish.."
Sabella says (in common), 'While I am NOT pleased that his tentacles are gone...'.
Sabella smiles slightly. 'I have accepted him as a Patron.'

DarkClaw says, 'Were you able to see him yet?'.

Sabella nods.
Sabella says (in common), 'why, yes, I did...'.
Sabella's fingertips rise to her lips, stroking them thoughtfully.

DarkClaw grins slowly. "Details!"

Sabella shakes her head regretfully. 'You know I never speak of such things.'
Sabella says (in common), 'I keep your secrets, as I do theirs.'.

DarkClaw grumbles at Sabella.
DarkClaw says, 'I know. But you can't blame me for trying.'.

Sabella laughs.
Sabella nods.

DarkClaw grins evilly.
DarkClaw sighs and waves a hand, causing the blood-scribbled note to vanish from the surface of the altar.

DarkClaw says, 'I'm so melancholy.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Why? Because you're stuck in limbo between ending one thing and the freedom to have something else?'.

DarkClaw shrugs lazily. "I guess. A lot on my mind."

Sabella waits...

DarkClaw says softly, "I don't think I have it in me to leave Belg. But I don't think I can ..."

Sabella says (in common), 'Oh. I almost forgot...'.
Sabella says (in common), 'I have a present for you.'.

Venom yells (in common), '*knock knock*'.

Sabella says (in common), 'One of these hasn't existed in .. oh, a few thousand years.'.
Sabella gives DarkClaw a steak made from Sabella.

DarkClaw laughs at Sabella.

Sabella says (in common), '... and yes, you do.'.

DarkClaw says, 'Should we allow the mini-lich in?'.

Venom arrives from the west.

Sabella says (in common), 'Only if you wish it'.

DarkClaw says, 'I almost want to preserve this, Sabella.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'it's entirely up to you.'.

DarkClaw grins, looking down at the steak in her hand.

Sabella says (in common), 'it's a lovely bit of flesh.'.
Sabella slaps the curve of her derriere.

DarkClaw says, 'Your flesh has always been lovely.'.

Venom examines the steak, trying to determine what kind it is.

DarkClaw winks suggestively at Sabella.

Sabella giggles.
Sabella winks suggestively at DarkClaw.

DarkClaw puts a steak made from Sabella in a crystalline prism.

DarkClaw says, 'I will cherish it.'.
DarkClaw grins evilly.

Sabella smiles happily.
Sabella inclines her head, acknowledging the compliment.

### [Darius tells Sabella (in common), 'smack that ass']

Venom gets steak made from Corri from a saddlebag.
Venom puts steak made from Corri in a saddlebag.

DarkClaw laughs, overhearing a tell.

Sabella nods in recognition to DarkClaw.
Sabella snickers softly.

DarkClaw says, 'Did you need something, Venom?'.

Venom says (in common), 'No Madam. I have simply returned from my investigation.'.

DarkClaw's gaze lands on Venom with a heated look for a very brief moment before she looks away.

DarkClaw says, 'And what did you find?'.

Venom says (in common), 'Very little, though I think there is a clue in the salt.'.

Sabella says (in common), '... I can certainly leave you two alone..'.

DarkClaw blinks at Sabella and shakes her head. "That's not necessary."

Sabella says (in common), 'Or I can stay and provide encouragement... or perhaps professional scoring..'.
Sabella grins a bit.

DarkClaw raises both eyebrows. "You're going to hold up score cards now?"
DarkClaw chuckles.

Sabella chuckles softly and winks.
Sabella looks at DarkClaw with an almost tender grin.
Sabella says (in common), 'C'mon. I'd love to watch you unleash on some poor fellow, striving for a "10"'.
Sabella's gaze has the intimacy of long friendship and more than a little carnal knowledge.

Venom says (in common), 'The first time I was mortal I hosted several black tie parties, black tie only. I am no stranger to an audience, no refined person should be.'.

DarkClaw laughs and shakes her head, "We won't be having sex."

Sabella pouts.
Sabella says (in common), 'But.. but... I'm a common whore and need to learn!'.
Sabella bats her eyelashes and smirks.

DarkClaw rolls her eyes at Sabella.
DarkClaw says, 'I doubt there is much left FOR you to learn.'.

Sabella plays with her pearls.
Sabella says (in common), 'awwwww.... you do say the sweetest things...'.

DarkClaw says, 'And yes, I agree with you, Venom.'.
DarkClaw says, 'For once.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Hmm?'.
Sabella says (in common), 'did he say something I missed?'.
Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.
Sabella says (in common), 'I was a bit distracted by the idea of judging you while you were going for a ten..'.
Sabella coughs.

Venom says (in common), 'I think she means in regards to refined folk being accustomed to an audience.'.

DarkClaw giggles.
DarkClaw says, 'To hell with 10. 11 is where it's at.'.

Sabella rises from where she was comfortably leaning against the Eye, and paces with a feline grace towards Venom.

Venom remains motionless, allowing any intrusions comfortably.

DarkClaw watches Sabella with curious interest, wondering just what smartalec thing she's going to do now.

Sabella slowly circles him, looking at every detail, then letting her eyes unfocus and her mage sight take the fore.

Sabella tilts her head to one side and toys with a lock of her hair, spinning it about her finger as she ponders.

Venom stretches, feigning fatigue, his body obviously a mixture of grace and power.

Sabella blinks a few times to dispel her mage sight, then completes another circuit and returns to where she leaned against the wall.

DarkClaw says softly, "If you're trying to figure out why you sense my power within him..."

Sabella says (in common), 'Oh. No. He's obviously one of your get.'.

DarkClaw smirks, "I'm not sure if I should feel complimented or insulted."
DarkClaw chuckles.

Sabella says (in common), 'complimented, of course. I don't insult you, honey. I can smell your power all over him, see your marks on his throat.. all plain as day. No, there's something.. else. '.

DarkClaw says, 'Do not awaken it. It slumbers, where I would like it to remain."'.

Sabella looks the slightest bit unsettled, then carefully arranges her expression to conceal that.

Venom adjusts the tuck of his shirt into his belts, making sure you notice how little room is to spare in his groin area.

DarkClaw says, 'He is not as young as he seems.'.

Sabella nods to DarkClaw. 'Okay. yes. That. There's... hm.'

Venom picks his finger nails with his dagger, casually leaving his legs open as he preens for your viewing pleasure.

Sabella rolls her eyes.
Sabella says (in common), 'I'm not looking at your dick, silly. I'm looking at your aura.'.

DarkClaw chuckles at Sabella's matter-of-fact statement.

Venom says (in common), 'If it weren't for my dick, darling, I wouldn't hold this aura.'.

Sabella sighs loudly.
Sabella says (in common), 'Boys.'.

DarkClaw scowls at Venom.

Sabella says (in common), 'One of these days, they'll get it.'.

DarkClaw says, 'I seriously doubt he will.'.
DarkClaw says, 'Ever'.
DarkClaw says, 'But...'.
DarkClaw shrugs.

Venom says (in common), 'There is nothing for me to get except what I want...and I have no need for advice in that department.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'The coin that buys my attention has never been length, girth, or gold. It's power. And while you are undoubtedly young and scrawny in form...'.

Sabella glances back over at DarkClaw. 'That one..' she indicates Venom with a nod. '.. is pure trouble. No wonder you can't keep your fangs off him.'

DarkClaw sighs and runs a hand through her raven locks, offering a shrug with a half-smile. "I'm Lost?"

Sabella glances back over at Venom, her eyes shifting focus again. '...odd.'

Venom sneers at your presentation, 'What do YOU know of power...'

Sabella giggles.
Sabella sighs and looks over at DarkClaw. 'First Belgarion, now this one? What the hell?'

DarkClaw chuckles.

Venom's single red eye begins to glow slightly.
Venom picks his teeth with his dagger, 'I grow tired of your incessant downplay'

Sabella moves quickly away from the wall and slides directly into DarkClaw's space, hands dropping to rest on the woman's hips, lifting up her mouth and giving a quick kiss. 'Found you, dear'. Her tone is light, deliberately so.

DarkClaw smiles against the brief kiss, lacing her fingers through Sabella's hair and pulling her back in for a longer taste.

Venom closes the door.
Venom says (in common), 'Don't be bashful on my account ladies.'.

Sabella leans in, pressing her curves to fit DarkClaw's, her darker skin creating a lovely contrast against the paler tone of the vampire.

DarkClaw pulls back for a moment, just long enough to say, "Venom...*IF* I were going to give you a show...you would be part of it."

Sabella slips her hands behind her back, wrists crossed, the ties dangling down, as she arches up into the kiss.

Sabella murmurs teasingly, gently, the words not a command at all, more a plea: "shut up and Kiss me..."

Venom sheaths his dagger.

DarkClaw grins and roughly yanks Sabella's head to one side, her own quickly lowering and fangs sinking into the pulse beneath her throat.

Sabella gasps out a delighted moan, her body flooding with goose bumps, rising up on stockinged tiptoes to better offer her throat.

Venom's lips snarl and curl in amusement.

DarkClaw feeds greedily from the open wound, her body pressing harder against Sabella's, one arm dropping to wrap around her waist in a possessive hold.

Sabella keeps her wrists crossed at the small of her back, gasping out filthy words of encouragement, acknowledgement, pleasure.

Venom unconsciously rubs his crotch, eyes wide and mad with enthusiasm.

Sabella's eyes drift closed as she savors the sensation of the Immortal's fangs, feeling her blood rushing outward with each racing heartbeat.

DarkClaw raises her eyes back to Venom, watching him intensely, the fire within her gaze flaring brilliantly as the taste of Sabella's essence slides over her tongue.

Venom's body radiates a sexual desire that can be felt like a heatwave at the sight of fresh blood.

Sabella murmurs, 'gods, that feels so good..' Her fingers twitch slightly in pulses, wanting to touch, but she keeps them at the small of her back.

Sabella squirms slightly, legs shifting restlessly, as she nestles in closer against DarkClaw's clothed form.

DarkClaw pulls back slightly and licks the tiny holes closed, gliding her nose along Sabella's throat and nipping her ear. "I never could resist you."

Sabella smiles at the nuzzle, her eyes still closed, lashes a dark crescent over her skin. "And you know I never could resist giving it to you.."

### [Darius tells Sabella (in common), 'stop teasing him!!']

Sabella whispers for the vampire's ears only, 'I called out your name the other day, when I sated myself... I hope you enjoyed knowing what you did to me.'

Venom's perverted thoughts imagine what kinky things are whispered between such women.

DarkClaw moves both hands to the sides of Sabella's face, holding her in an almost reverent gesture as she searches her eyes. "I'm sincerely flattered."

Boromir tells you, 'do I even want to know what your RP is about? the infos are ... interesting :)'.

You tell Boromir, '*laugh* I was only feeding from Sabella. *wink*'.

Boromir tells you, 'feeding her what is the real question :)'.

Venom opens the door.

Sabella rises onto tiptoes to press her mouth firmly against the other woman's. Her voice is a sultry drawl 'Honey, you get me just terrible worked up...'

Venom says (in common), 'Ladies, I wish I could stay and entertain you both as only I could, but I must beg your pardon.'.

Sabella rolls her eyes.

Venom says (in common), 'That eye rolling is going to get you into trouble.'.

Venom bows before DarkClaw.

Sabella says (in common), '... bring it, bitch.'.

Venom nods in recognition to Sabella.

Venom makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Venom draws a funny looking rune on Sabella.

Venom leaves west.

Sabella says (in common), 'that interrupting and arrogance is going to get YOU in trouble.'.

DarkClaw growls, "Did he MARK you?!"

Sabella nods.
Sabella says (in common), 'Yep.'.

DarkClaw ftells, '*snarls* Don't you EVER mark Sabella again!'.

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.
Sabella says (in common), 'aint no thing, darlin'. He's a puppy dog pissin' on the floor to try and stake out the entire house as his.'.

Venom ftells, 'She will not disrespect a man of my social class with her eye rolling and vulgarity'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'And you will not disrespect ME by putting your mark on her flesh! *hisses* She is MINE!'.

Venom ftells, 'Then teach her some manners, or I will.'.

DarkClaw ftells, '...If you were NOT somewhere that you could be looted, I would kill you for your insolence.'.

DarkClaw says, 'He actually thinks he can control me just because he fed from me!'.

Sabella nods.
Sabella says with surprising solemnity: "Yes. He does. And he is going to continue to push the boundaries and try and dominate and control and subjugate you until you decide not to let him."

DarkClaw says, 'And then he will tire of me.'.

Sabella says (in common), '... I said earlier that I thought you should leave Belg. But I didn't say you should leave Belg for _him_'.

Venom ftells, 'Perhaps you should reconsider that threat. You allow your playmates to belittle your follower and partner. She is a plaything... She knows nothing of power, nor manners. I find her constant eye rolling and belittling of Belgarion insulting. I also find her insistence on classifying me as being "like" Belgarion to be ridiculous'.

DarkClaw ftells, '*blinks at the word "partner"* You are NOT my partner and you are NOTHING like Belgarion.'.

Venom ftells, 'Perhaps partner is not the right word... maybe.. Master.'.

DarkClaw ftells, '...*laughs, throwing her head back* You are more delusional than I thought!'.

Sabella nods in recognition to you.

DarkClaw snarls in irritation and pulls away abruptly.
DarkClaw says, 'He's infuriating!'.

Sabella closes her hand on your wrist and pulls you back, firmly. "Hey. So don't punish me for him being an ass."

Sabella glances up at you from beneath her lashes.

Sabella says (in common), '"yes. I'm sure he is infuriating. But... I'm not." She takes your hand and moves it to the narrow curve of her waist.

DarkClaw sighs and rests her forehead against yours, reaching for calm.

Sabella leans in and kisses you, her lower lip brushing over yours, tongue dancing out to flick at the corners of your mouth, nudging them upward.

DarkClaw murmurs, "I want to send him away, but..."

Sabella strokes your face, fingertips brushing lightly from temple to chin.
Sabella says (in common), 'but you're mad about him and can't stop thinking about him and you want to wipe that smirk off his face and turn it into exhausted sated wonder. Am I right?'.

DarkClaw pulls back and looks at you with surprise, "Am I that much of an open book?!"

Sabella says (in common), 'Honey... ' Her voice is gentle. 'I have known you a very, very long time.'.

Venom ftells, 'We have digressed into pointless argument. The main issue is Sabella. She is arrogant.'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'And you are not?'.

Venom ftells, 'I may be so, but I do not attempt to belittle others in order to make myself appear important.'.

Boromir tells you, 'it's beginning to remind me of a racy harlequin seedy paperback *laugh*'.

You tell Boromir, '*laugh* Pretty much.'.

DarkClaw sighs again, dismissing Venom, for now, and brushes her lips against the very corner of your mouth.

Sabella parts her lips, surrendering her mouth, her hands stroking the line of your ribs.

DarkClaw's thumbs begin to caress your curves, her hands gradually moving along with them, searching, feeling.

Sabella tells you (in common), '(and he's a dumbass to be in ANY other room.. :P)'.

DarkClaw throws back her head and cackles with insane glee!

Sabella murmurs, 'and .. see? Your kiss wiped away the mark. All gone.'

DarkClaw claims your lips fully with a growl, tongue seeking yours, tasting the heat and inhaling the scent of your desire.

((Adult Content Snipped))

Sabella whispers urgently, 'Did you ask?'

DarkClaw murmurs a simple, "No."

Sabella sighs and slumps back against the altar, her hand tangling in your hair.

Sabella shakes her head in frustration, her eyes still soft and dilated with desire and passion. "Damnit, Star!" She kicks the altar underfoot, her hips squirming in pent up need and want.

Sabella says (in common), 'Then you know I can't. That I won't. I may be a whore, but I'm a ethical one.'.

DarkClaw curses beneath her breath, head falling against your ribs, the scent of you almost overwhelming. "I didn't have time! I only saw him briefly. He's been gone.'.

Sabella sits up, her hands on your shoulders guiding you upright as well.

DarkClaw sighs, looking at you with an almost pleading look, hands fisting in frustration against your body.

Sabella says (in common), 'Star... I'm not going to be one of the reasons you two end things. It's not fair to put that on me. I've been a friend and a lover and a confidant for a long time. But if you gave him your promise, and you two haven't given each other permission...'.

Sabella sighs, running her hand through her hair in distraction.

DarkClaw takes in a deep breath and lets it out slowly, nodding in reluctant acceptance. "I know. I'm sorry."

Venom arrives from the west.
Venom bows before you.
Venom rests.

((Adult Content Snipped))

DarkClaw shifts her gaze to Venom with a defeated look.

Venom licks his lips.
Venom says (in common), 'Please... Ladies... as you were.'.

((Adult Content Snipped))

Sabella ignores anything else in the room as she continues: "I _want_ _you_..." She kisses you briefly, savoring the taste of your mouth. '... but... I can't be the reason. Talk to him. Then bloody well clear a week off your schedule... because we will have some business to attend to...'.

Venom closes the door.

DarkClaw grins and smacks Sabella on the hind end without warning. "A LOT of business."

Sabella grins wickedly.
Sabella returns your hand to where it was a moment ago.

DarkClaw says, 'And stop doing that if you want me to stop!'.
DarkClaw grumbles.

((Adult Content Snipped))

Sabella allows herself a single moan and squirm, before she sits up and slides back to the floor.

Sabella lands on the floor with a soft jiggle, her hands roaming over her heated flesh for a brief, teasing moment.

Sabella mutters softly, 'Now, I need either a gang of angry rapists, an iceberg shower, or Wish and all eight of his tentacles... all to work off what you rouse me to. That poor single solitary wand just isn't going to cut it."

Venom ftells, 'She needs to be treated like a dirty whore. This thing knows no limit. I love it'.

Sabella glances over her shoulder at Venom and nods. 'Sometimes, that's just exactly what the doctor ordered.'

Venom nods.
Venom mumbles, 'indeed.'

DarkClaw chuckles and shakes her head in amazement, "Sometimes I wish I had your ability to not let things bother me, Sabella."

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.
Sabella says (in common), 'it wasn't an insult. It was the truth.'.

Venom nods.

Sabella says (in common), 'Sometimes, I need to be treated _exactly_ that way, by individuals I trust enough to allow to do just that.'.

Venom says (in common), 'You trust enough, or are powerful enough?'.

Sabella says (in common), '...both. I enjoy being dominated, forced down, made to submit, surrender, to live in the head-space of prey and helplessness.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Are there any such men left in the realm?'.

Sabella looks at Venom in silence for a long moment, then answers quietly, 'No. The last one left quite some time ago.'

DarkClaw leans in and nuzzles Sabella's neck again with a whisper, "If you don't get out of here soon there will be no stopping me, regardless."

Sabella smiles at DarkClaw, returning the caress. "you wouldn't force me if I said no. But if you want me to go, I'll go."

DarkClaw says, 'Well...maybe if you threw on some clothes...? Bah, that wouldn't help. I can SMELL you.'.
DarkClaw sighs.

Sabella glances down at her mostly nude body. 'Well, I didn't bring any.'

Venom says (in common), 'Darkclaw would perhaps be more comfortable and casual with your exposed body if she was satisfied..and tired....'.

DarkClaw looks to Venom in question, "Tired?"

Venom says (in common), 'Or should I say, exhausted'.

Sabella says (in common), '.. sated, you mean?'.

Venom says (in common), 'Put in her place, rather.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'that's for you two to fight out.'.

DarkClaw raises her brows incredulously. "Excuse me?"

Venom says (in common), 'I said. put. in. your. place. Laying on the floor covered in sweat, blood, and cum... unable to take any more. Where you belong.'.

DarkClaw takes in a quick breath and looks at Sabella. "Pardon me a moment while I get angry."

It's already closed.
DarkClaw gets a small twig from a crystalline prism.

  • Click*

Sabella gestures at the elf in question. 'Don't mind me. I just get hot and bothered watching you mad.'

DarkClaw's *** ANNIHILATES *** Venom!
Venom is DEAD!!
You hear Venom's death cry.

Sabella gets the corpse of Venom.

Venom appears suddenly.
Venom utters the words, 'strength'.

Grantsight set for Belgarion.

DarkClaw ftells, 'Hello, love.'.

Belgarion ftells, 'hey babe how are you'.

Sabella says (in common), 'strength yourself.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I have'.

Sabella says (in common), 'you can't carry it'.

Venom says (in common), 'arms'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'Better...now. You?'.

Belgarion ftells, 'not bad'.
Belgarion ftells, 'broke now'.

Venom says (in common), 'or gloves...'.

Belgarion ftells, 'hehe'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'The temple is locked for a moment.'.

Sabella gets a pair of heavy cloth gloves from the corpse of Venom.

Venom says (in common), 'one of them'.

Sabella gives a pair of heavy cloth gloves to Venom.

Venom wears a pair of heavy cloth gloves on his hands.

Belgarion ftells, 'I can't come in?'.

Sabella glances at the mostly naked elf.

DarkClaw ftells, 'You can in a moment, when Venom gets all from his corpse.'.

Belgarion ftells, 'lol'.

Sabella gives the corpse of Venom to Venom.

Venom gets (all)
Venom wears (all)

Belgarion ftells, 'ok what happened?'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'Nothing that you need to concern yourself with.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I am finding your temper less and less cute'.

DarkClaw says, 'Good.'.
DarkClaw says, 'Perhaps you'll stop baiting me, then.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Don't deny that what I said wouldn't be exactly what you need'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'You may come in now. Pay no attention to the mostly naked Sabella.'.

DarkClaw says, 'That does NOT give you the leave to insult me.'.

The door opens.


Belgarion arrives from the west.
Belgarion nods in recognition to Sabella.

Venom says (in common), 'Who said it was an insult'.
Venom bows deeply.
Venom leaves west.

Sabella says (in common), 'Hello, Belgarion'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'how are you'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'he didn't even say hi'.
Belgarion grumbles.

DarkClaw glares at the departing Venom.

Sabella says (in common), 'Hot and bothered and wanting to do horrible, sexual things to your woman.'.
Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.
Sabella says (in common), 'The usual.'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'ahh'.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.
Belgarion says (in common), 'kinda like you'.

Sabella nods.

Belgarion winks at Sabella.

Sabella says (in common), 'But, you see...'.
Sabella says (in common), 'I don't have your permission.'.

Belgarion shrugs.
Belgarion says (in common), 'you never asked for it'.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

DarkClaw says, 'I was supposed to...and didn't.'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'and it's not my permission you need'.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

Belgarion says (in common), 'I don't own her'.
Belgarion smiles at DarkClaw.

Sabella says (in common), 'Ah, but it is, Belgarion. You two have a commitment of some sort. I'm a bedwrecker, but not a home wrecker.'.

Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

Sabella says (in common), 'I don't play with one partner without the consent and knowledge of the other.'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'I see'.

Sabella says (in common), 'So.'.
Sabella takes the few steps separating her from the Ordained.

Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

Sabella curls a lock of hair around one finger and looks up at him, her face entirely serious.

Belgarion grins evilly.

Sabella says (in common), 'May I have your permission to do wicked, sexual naughty things to your Lady, and have her do the same to me?'.
Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.

Belgarion says (in common), 'is this what you want, my dear?'.

DarkClaw bites her lower lip, watching Belgarion's reaction and shrugging casually. "I love playing with her."

Belgarion says (in common), 'that's not what i asked'.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

Belgarion says (in common), 'is it what you want, yes or no?'.

DarkClaw clears her expression and nods once. "It is."

Belgarion says (in common), 'ok'.

### [Sabella tells Belgarion (in common), '(fyi, she's quite nearly naked - wearing heels, stockings, and has bite marks all over her throat.)']

DarkClaw says, 'IF...it won't upset you.'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'I have one thing I ask of you two'.
Belgarion says (in common), 'may I be present sometimes?'.
Belgarion winks suggestively.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

DarkClaw blinks, then laughs out loud.

Sabella clasps her hands behind her back, considers it, and then looks at DarkClaw.

DarkClaw says, 'What do you think Sabella?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Watching or participating?'.
Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.

DarkClaw grins evilly.

Belgarion says (in common), 'either or. I am flexible. See, I am ok with it so long as it's out in the open and not behind my back'.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

DarkClaw winces barely noticeably at Belgarion's words.

Belgarion says (in common), 'what?'.

DarkClaw says, 'Hmm?'.

Sabella gestures at her mostly naked self. 'It's gotten fairly.. heated... but I give you my word she has only fed.' She touches her throat.

Belgarion nods.

Sabella says (in common), 'well... I did .. um.. show her the effect she had on me earlier... rather.. bluntly.'.
Sabella coughs.

Sabella flashes a naughty grin.

Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

DarkClaw's gaze moves to the temple door briefly, then back to Sabella with a thankful look.

DarkClaw says, 'She was tempting me beyond madness is what she was doing!'.

Belgarion glances at DarkClaw.

Sabella chuckles softly. 'I would not be who and what I am if I didn't.'

DarkClaw grins evilly.
DarkClaw says, 'True enough'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'with you this is true and knowing what I know about you now it's harder to get cross about it'.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

DarkClaw grins evilly.
DarkClaw says, 'I've never really shown you my hungry side.'.

Belgarion shakes his head.

DarkClaw says, 'I suppose I've no one to blame but myself for that.'.

Belgarion says (in common), '(and if i am not on SAVE ME LOGS!!!!)'.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

DarkClaw throws back her head and cackles with insane glee!
Sabella laughs.

Belgarion grins evilly.

Sabella turns back towards DarkClaw, but not before catching up Belgarion's hand and drawing him with her.

Sabella walks over towards the Vampire goddess, leading her Ordained.

Belgarion tells you (in common), 'oh shit hehe'.

You [GS] tell Belgarion, 'Mmmhmm. We may be in trouble.'.

Belgarion tells you (in common), 'I think so i really don't have much time lol'.

Sabella guides him with a nudge of her hand to stand to DarkClaw's left, while she takes up a position to the right.

Belgarion sits down and thinks deeply.

DarkClaw looks at Sabella, puzzled. "What exactly are you up to, Sabella?"
DarkClaw says, 'You worry me when you're silent.'.
DarkClaw chuckles.

Belgarion grins evilly.

Sabella's brow raises and she lifts DarkClaw's hand to just below the vampire's nostrils. "YOU may have forgotten what state I'm in, but I assure you, I have not. And there is NO time like the present!"

Belgarion winces. Ouch!
Belgarion says (in common), 'well there might be'.

DarkClaw says, '(Belg can't stay I don't think)'.

Sabella whimpers and lowers her head in defeat, resting it against DarkClaw's shoulder.

Belgarion says (in common), 'OOC i was more just logging on to see if Generation was on'.
Belgarion says (in common), 'I wasn't expecting this'.
Belgarion says (in common), 'I do apologize'.

Sabella says (in common), '(adapt, overcome, improvise. :P)'.

Belgarion laughs.
Belgarion hugs Sabella.

Belgarion says (in common), 'kk having said that'.
Belgarion says (in common), 'I must go for now'.

Sabella whispers in a low voice, 'Then I am going to fuck your Lady and make her scream... and you will just get to imagine it.

DarkClaw says, 'Wait, love.'.
DarkClaw says, 'One moment?'.

Belgarion nods.

DarkClaw pulls Belgarion to her, lowering her head towards his throat with a soft whisper, "Trust me?"

Belgarion nods.
Belgarion says (in common), 'I do'.

Sabella glances at DarkClaw in surprise, a slight frown curving her lips.
Sabella leaves west.

DarkClaw tells Sabella, 'That was not a dismissal! Just saying goodbye.'.

DarkClaw lowers her head even more, closing her eyes as she inhales your scent, fangs gently scraping against the pulse spot of your throat but not breaking the skin.

Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.
Belgarion pulls DarkClaw closer.

DarkClaw grins evilly.
DarkClaw moves her lips to yours and whispers, "Someday", kissing you goodbye.

Belgarion grins evilly at DarkClaw.
Belgarion gives DarkClaw a long and passionate kiss.

DarkClaw give Belgarion a long and passionate kiss.

Belgarion says (in common), 'I must go'.

DarkClaw says, 'I know.'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'I will be back tomorrow for sure'.
Belgarion says (in common), 'I will try later'.

DarkClaw chuckles.
DarkClaw says, 'Have a good day, babe.'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'she's gone'.
Belgarion chuckles, evidently amused.

DarkClaw sighs.
DarkClaw nods.
DarkClaw says, 'I don't know what happened.'.

DarkClaw tells Sabella, 'Where did you go, Sabella?'.

Belgarion says (in common), 'she wanted to play hehe'.
Belgarion leaves west.

Tales of the Desert Sands

The Storytelling Amphitheater
[Exits: west]
You are in a small amphitheater. Several rows of curved marble benches
curl comfortably around a raised dais. The high ceiling and polished
stone walls are shaped to reflect the voice of the speaker at the dais,
letting them be heard throughout the room. An open archway to the west
leads out into a small courtyard.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), 'meet me in the amphitheater, if you would. (she tacks on a careful, "Please.")'.

Venom arrives from the west.
Venom nods in recognition to Sabella.

Sabella says (in common), 'you meant that earlier as cruelty... but it was true.. it's just not something she's able to hear.'.

Venom says (in common), 'It is less cruel when it is true.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'it is MORE cruel when it is truth that is intended to cut. A vulnerability used as a club.'.

Venom says (in common), 'It is also doing her a service to make her hear it'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I have been trying to help that woman accept who she is, for over a thousand years. Don't fuck up my hard work.'.

Venom says (in common), 'She only punishes herself to deny it. This history has not served me well, and a thousand years to me is nothing. I will give her what she needs, regardless if you deem it "fucking her up"'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Look. A girl doesn't like to talk about her age. A thousand was simply a turn of phrase. I'm not trying to get into a size contest with you.'.

DarkClaw [GS] tells Sabella, 'Where did you go, Sabella?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I am trying...'.
Sabella sighs and runs her hands through her hair in frustration.

Venom says (in common), 'Oh, I mistakenly took that as literal once you told me that you do not age'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I was born in the Second Age. That's not the important part.'.

Venom says (in common), 'So then if we both agree, what is the problem?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Because you're wielding a club when you need to be wielding a scalpel. And if you are smart, you don't _break_ your toys.'.

Venom takes the advice in stride, his straight face not revealing his agreement.
Venom says (in common), 'I am considering this meeting closed.'.

Sabella says (in common), '.. that would be your loss, and I'm not going to stop you. But there is more to be said.'.

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.

Venom struggles to remain patient.
Venom says (in common), 'Alright. What else have you to say Madam?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I am, as you so observantly noticed, a whore. I am, however, an ethical one. I don't like that she just asked him to trust her. I adore the woman, but ... she needs to break it off with him, take you as .. whatever you two are to one another... and make a clean break.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I admire your struggle to remain ethical in such an subtle business Madam but her relationship is hers to manage'.

Sabella says (in common), '... and.. Because while I now have Belgarion's permission...'
Sabella inclines her head slightly, 'I can also see that I need yours, as well. Because you two are as wrapped up in each other as two cephalopods, to borrow a phrase.'.

Venom says (in common), 'My concern is only that I get what I want from her, and she is satisfied to deliver it. Beyond that the two of you can do whatever pleases you'.

Sabella says (in common), 'excellent. I don't get between people, with tangled emotions and you three are quite the tangle.'.

> l venom

Venom says (in common), 'My emotions are always in check, worry about your playmate.
Although I do recoil somewhat at the notion of someone owning me.'.

Sabella's expression clearly shows she's seen evidence to the contrary, but she doesn't speak.

Sabella sits and lounges back on one of the benches, the posture not intentionally sensual.

Sabella says (in common), 'Why did you want to know about the desert? DeeCee mentioned something about someone else beyond the Veil?'.

Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.

Venom says (in common), 'I have a personal reason, I want to get to your homeland.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Why? There's nothing there but angry men and starving goats... and Sarcon, but...'.

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.

Venom says (in common), 'Who is Sarcon?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'The Pharaoh-beneath-the-Sands. The Maker of the Veil.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Interesting.'.

Sabella frowns.
Sabella says (in common), 'do people not remember the story?'.

Venom says (in common), 'I have not read the story, nor do I know where it can be read. I also wish to learn your native tongue for personal reasons'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Do you know who Scyrah was?'.

Venom says (in common), 'I know the name only because of the pyramid named so'.

Sabella nods.
Sabella says (in common), 'Sycra and Sarcon were brothers. Sarcon, the elder. Sarcon's son, Jahine, was the light of the sun to his father. He was killed by a scorpion. The red ones are venomous. When the prince died, Sarcon went mad. He closed himself up with his sorcerers and sought to bring the entire desert into death, that his Son would be accompanied in the afterlife. He created the Veil. This was shortly after I was given to the Black Conclave. Scyrah escaped it, through some magic, and took over the empire his brother had abandoned.'.

Venom says (in common), 'There is another who has come through the veil'.
Venom says (in common), 'A bard'.

Sabella says (in common), 'a what?'.

Venom says (in common), 'A bardling'.

Sabella says (in common), 'there is only shamanic magic in the desert. The song of sky and sand and wind.'.

Venom says (in common), 'She may have taken up the trade after arriving here'.

Sabella says (in common), 'a bard.. might...'.
Sabella brushes her hair back from her face with her fingers, and 'hmmmmm's, thinking.
Sabella says (in common), 'well, if her magic is different from that of the Veil..'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Scyrah took over the lands that his brother had abandoned, and upon his death, caused a pyramid to be built that his name - and not that of his weaker, older brother, felled by emotion for his lost son - would be remembered as the greatest of pharaohs'.

Venom says (in common), 'It would seem to me Sarcon's work was more powerful, but that's just my opinion.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'well, of course it was. A Veil of sand and wind that has stood for thousands of years is a bit more impressive than causing tens of thousands of slaves to die, building you a tomb.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Granted, nobody remembers him now.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'but no one, as you say, remembers Sarcon and his son, Jahine.'.

Venom says (in common), 'So sex toy of the ages... How do I learn your native tongue?'.

Sabella laughs.
Sabella says (in common), 'perhaps I should be cruel and say that you will learn my tongue only if you use yours.'.

Venom says (in common), 'A small price to pay.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'but that would be crass and common.'. She smirks slightly.
Sabella says (in common), 'and while I am sometimes a vindictive bitch...'.
Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.

Sabella says (in common), 'have you paper and pen?'.

Venom says (in common), 'I will be right back'.

Sabella nods.

Venom leaves west.
Venom arrives from the west.

Venom gets a long black quill from a saddlebag.
Venom juggles some crumpled papers.
Venom nods.

Sabella says (in common), 'give them to me.'.

Venom gives you a long black quill.

You wield a long black quill.

Venom gives you some crumpled papers.

Sabella lays the paper on the bench, and rolls onto her stomach, her knees bent, toes pointed at the ceiling, propped up on her elbows.

Sabella dips the quill into the ink pot, and writes out a line of flowing script.
Sabella works the pen across the page from right to left.

Sabella points at the first letter. 'Alif'
Sabella points at the next letter. "Ba"

Venom nods.

Sabella points at the next letter. "Ta" and the next. "Tha."

Venom commits the symbols and sounds to memory.

Sabella points out, 'Jim', 'Ha' and 'Kha'.
Sabella repeats the symbols for 'Dah' and 'Dhal'
Sabella says (in common), 'these two, some find difficult to tell apart.'.
Sabella says (in common), 'the downward stroke here' - she indicates a slight serif - 'is the difference.'.

Venom nods.
Venom says (in common), 'These are letters?'.
Venom says (in common), 'symbols?'.

Sabella nods.
Sabella hands you the page.

Venom thanks you heartily.

Sabella says (in common), 'there are the first 9 letters of our alphabet'.

You give some crumpled papers to Venom.

You stop using a long black quill.
You give a long black quill to Venom.

Venom puts some crumpled papers in a backpack.
Venom puts a long black quill in a saddlebag.

Sabella says (in common), 'there are four more letters in ours, than yours.'.
Sabella says (in common), 'those will be hard to explain.'.

Venom says (in common), 'In time.'.

Sabella nods.

Venom says (in common), 'I have time...'.

Sabella says (in common), 'what is it you are trying to read?'.

Venom says (in common), 'Has anyone ever made it from here to your homeland?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Not if my prayers to Nash were answered, no. I hope they all died and their bones were picked clean.'.

Venom says (in common), 'So nobody really knows what remains of your culture..?'.

Sabella rolls from her stomach to one curved hip.
Sabella says (in common), 'I have never been back. I do not know anyone in thousands of years to travel to the lands of Sarcon and Jahine.'.

Venom says (in common), 'No, but even if a message could be sent...'.
Venom stares blankly for a moment.
Venom says (in common), 'It's not what I am trying to read, Madam...it's what I am trying to write'.

Sabella says (in common), '.. oh.'.
Sabella says (in common), 'Dictate. I'll write your message.'.

Sabella reaches out for the papers once more.

Venom says (in common), 'I must finish my research first'.
Venom says (in common), 'I have one more question'.

Sabella pauses then adds, 'Realize, though, that I write it as I was taught it, all that time ago.'

Venom says (in common), 'I have examined the veil, I see a significance in the salt air, and I saw the bard using salt. What is the nature of this salt and sand mixture?'.

Sabella frowns slightly. 'Salt is precious in the desert.'

Venom says (in common), 'ahhh'.
Venom says (in common), 'I see..'.

Sabella sits up, steepling her fingers and resting her chin on them.

Venom eyes you lustfully.

Sabella says (in common), 'Salt is what allows game to be preserved - so without it, they starve.'.

Venom says (in common), 'thank you Madam.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Salt and Sand..'.

Venom says (in common), 'yes..'.

Sabella says (in common), 'That is the essence of the desert itself. The desert ends at the ocean. The waves cast up onto the banks, and the salt is carefully gathered by the children, from the branches of the shrubs there and the rocks. Salt is used for purification ritual, by the priests. Sand is the essence of the earth, of the tribe. They are the 'children of the sand' '.

Venom says (in common), 'Do you know of any libraries or studies that may have stories from your culture or of the veil?'.

Sabella shakes her head.

Venom says (in common), 'The chemicals found in the pyramid contained salt as well'.

Sabella says (in common), 'No, who would want to study "desert barbarian magic" .. her voice indicates she is quoting long years of verbal abuse.

Venom says (in common), 'I would.'.

Sabella says (in common), '.. there is no library. No books.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I see.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'there is only the Veil itself to instruct.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Then the task is challenging'.

Sabella says (in common), 'do you know where it is?'.

Venom says (in common), 'I do'.
Venom says (in common), 'I experimented there some'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Let it sing you to sleep, with its howling winds.'.

Venom says (in common), 'It is a very powerful spell.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'It will whisper its truths to you.'.

Venom says (in common), 'A risky venture to be certain, I will need to set about many magical wards.'.

Sabella shakes her head.
Sabella says (in common), 'bare to the elements, not barriered. The only way to conquer such a thing is to surrender to it. '.
Sabella gestures at her own form, as an example of that theory.

Venom says (in common), 'I will trust your word only because I have no choice. But - If you have lead me on a wild goose chase, I will give you your last "impaling." This matter is important to me'.

Sabella says (in common), '... and if you think that threats ... when I have just taught you part of what you need to know and not all... is wisdom..'.

Sabella's voice trickles into a certain cadence without her even realizing it. 'I am not one to be cowed by threats. I have told you true.'

Venom says (in common), 'I am just giving you fair warning. I know you to be mischievous. I don't mind toying in the bedroom, but this matter is serious'.

Sabella's golden amber eyes narrow. 'I want that entire place destroyed, down to the last goat. Why would I play you false?'.

Venom says (in common), 'Why do women do anything..? I have no idea.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I was their bribe, that the Conclave's wrath would not fall upon them. Let them all die, they, and their son's sons.'.

Venom says (in common), 'If there are any left alive... I will lay them to waste.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Excellent. Then I will teach you more, at another time.'.

Venom bows deeply.
Venom says (in common), 'Until then. Be well Madam.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Now. As to payment..'.

Venom smiles happily.
Venom says (in common), 'Payment.. I hadn't thought of that.'.

Sabella pauses a moment. 'That, I will have to think on.'

Venom says (in common), 'You are not one for coins.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I am not.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I have a proposal'.

Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.

Venom says (in common), 'You desire DarkClaw to hold a higher moral standard, and break clean?'.

Odie tells you (in common), 'are those evil deeds done dirt cheap?'.
You tell Odie (in common), 'they are VERY expensive!'.
Odie tells you (in common), 'lucky im a balla'.
You tell Odie (in common), 'it's a lyric. "Heaven help me for the way I am / Save me from these evil deeds before I get them done / I know tomorrow brings the consequence at hand / but I keep living this day like the next will never come."'.

Sabella says (in common), '.. you cannot offer me DarkClaw in coin. I want her to be happy, which she will never be, not in this life time. Because she cannot accept what she is - not with Belgarion and not with you.'.

Venom says (in common), 'No, I can only offer my co-operation. As I stand here I couldn't care less about morals. But I will help you to show her your side of things'.

Sabella shakes her head.
Sabella says (in common), 'No. You've got far too many hooks in her already.'.

Venom blushes.
Venom says (in common), 'I saw in her a need that I could fulfill. It suited my needs as well'.

Sabella says (in common), '... for which, you somewhat owe me. My neck hasn't hurt this much since Khore.'.

Venom laughs.

Sabella rubs her neck ruefully, breaking open the scabs.

Venom nods.
Venom says (in common), 'Think upon a payment'.

Sabella glances at the blood on her hand and mutters a soft curse.
Sabella nods.

Venom says (in common), 'I desire to know all you can teach me of this culture, and their weaknesses'.

Sabella says (in common), 'I'll consider it... I don't know what the culture is .. now. I know what it was .. then.'.

Venom nods.
Venom says (in common), 'It will be close enough'.

Sabella says (in common), 'and with Sarcon and jahine's death, I doubt -- very, very seriously -- that it is the same. That would have been a point of great change.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Indeed.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'what is she like, this bardling? Tell me what she's like, and I can tell you what shaped her.'.

Venom says (in common), 'She is naive and values herself mostly as others value her. She does not reveal her face, nor allow any contact.'.

Sabella blinks.

Venom says (in common), 'She places great value on odd rituals and foreign titles.'.

Sabella says in a liquid, musical tone, 'Sayyida' ?

Venom nods.
Venom says (in common), 'and Sahib'.

Sabella says (in common), Honored One' The name given to the ruling class. The hiding the face and lack of contact... That, we did not have... but ...'.

Sabella frowns slightly, her index finger tapping on her full lower lip as she thinks.
Sabella begins toying with her lower lip, the fingertip sliding along the soft inner curve idly.

Sabella says (in common), 'The sun-priests liked such things. Mystery and shrouding.'.

Venom snaps his fingers, 'don't distract yourself with finger and tongue...'
Venom says (in common), 'focus'.

Venom says (in common), 'sun-priest eh'.

Sabella frowns at the snap. 'I think better with something in my mouth.'

Venom chuckles, evidently amused.
Venom says (in common), 'familiar territory'.

Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.
Sabella says (in common), 'Oh, you think better that way, too? I wouldn't have pictured you for that, but.. I don't discriminate....'.

Venom says (in common), 'Yes, but I prefer a juicy neck in my mouth...not the same type of neck. Nor the same type of juicy'.

Sabella shrugs slightly, the movement causing pleasant jiggles.
Sabella steeples her fingers, with an irritated flicker of a glance in your direction.

Sabella says (in common), 'The sun priests.'.

Venom says (in common), 'yes.'.
Venom says (in common), 'Was this a cult of some sort?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'They were just gaining in strength when Sarcon died. You would have liked them. A strict class-based separation of knowledge.'.
Sabella's tone is dry and biting.

Venom says (in common), 'Touche'.
Venom says (in common), 'How do you say. "sun priest" in your tongue'.

Sabella brushes her hair back from her face with her fingers, and 'hmmmmm's, thinking.
Sabella says (in common), Salam.
Sabella says (in common), 'though if you say it with the wrong inflection, it is also a greeting.'.

Venom says (in common), 'And sayyida is trusted one?'.

Sabella says (in common), 'Honored one. for a female. So, for a male - and all the priests were male - Sahib Salam'.

Venom says (in common), 'I see'.

Sabella turns her head and spits, as if to remove the foulness of her birth language from her mouth.

Venom says (in common), 'If I prepare for you a series of words to translate when next we meet?'.

Sabella nods. 'I will consider what I wish to ask in payment.'

Venom says (in common), 'So be it'.

Sabella lays back down on the bench, pillowing her head on her folded arms.

Venom looks at Sabella.

Sabella plays with the cords bound around the opposite wrist, letting them slide through her fingers, her eyes blurry with ancient memories.

Venom walks by on his way out, tracing his fingertip along your curves, 'think about that payment...'
Venom leaves west.

Venom tells Sabella (in halfling), 'One last thing temptress, was there an enemy of your kind, or a word for enemy?'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'One last thing temptress, was there an enemy of your kind, or a word for enemy?'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '*affronted* I speak every language on this earth. Would you actually think me so uneducated?'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'No, I simply didn't want to appear rude by using a mangey tongue'.

Ink tells you (in sahuagin), 'soiasd nosa mom ie??'.

You tell Ink (in common), 'no, i don't speak fish. that's not a language of the EARTH. :P'.

Ink tells you (in sahuagin), 'well, then ;)'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '"alshaitan" That's the best I can give you. the others are too complex.'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'Is that a word for enemy or is that a type of enemy to your culture?'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), 'a type of enemy. '.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'were they human?'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), 'no. demonic. to say that one is 'alshaitan' is that they are so bad as to be of the hells.'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'Perfect.'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '.. and this little bardling... she is al-shaitan to you?'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'I am to her. She is nothing to me. A pesky meddler who happens to be able to crush me for the moment. Stupid curse....'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '*raises a brow* '.
Sabella tells Venom (in common), '.. interesting.'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'She has taken it upon herself to meddle in my affairs and so I will pin her in a helpless situation and leave her there where she can't bother me'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), '.. so put the genie back in the bottle, so to speak.'.

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'At least give it something else to do...'.

Law Versus Chaos

Temple of the Lost
[Exits: west]
A large eye hovers in mid-air here, emitting a soft, purple glow.
(Invis 71) (Intense Dark Purple Aura) [GS] DarkClaw is here.

Sabella enters abruptly and closes the door behind her.

DarkClaw blinks at Sabella, seemingly stunned.

Sabella leans against the door, looking at you with a frown.

DarkClaw says, 'What's wrong, Sabella? You took off rather quickly earlier.'.
DarkClaw says, 'And then you ignored me.'.

Sabella says (in common), '.. you asked him to trust you, Star.'.

DarkClaw says, 'I did.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'You're fangbanging Venom, I'm having to stop things, and you asked him to trust you. What. The. Hell.'.

DarkClaw sighs and spins around, walking across the temple floor. "I was only meaning to trust me that I wouldn't bite...then."

Sabella says softly, 'but he does, doesn't he? He trusts you not to be hurting him.'

Venom tells Sabella (in common), 'Your help is greatly appreciated. Tonight may be particularly busy for DarkClaw, I'm feeling frisky...'.

Sabella tells Venom (in common), 'later. not now. we're talking. '.
Sabella tells Venom (in common), '(she and I)'.

DarkClaw responds with a hint of uncertainty. "I think he does, but I didn't want him freaking out on me."

Sabella sighs..
Sabella runs one hand through her already tousled hair.
Sabella says (in common), 'Star. Asking him to trust you with me, while you are betraying his trust with Venom?'.

Sabella arches one eyebrow, the expression wickedly inquisitive.
Sabella says (in common), 'When you are thinking of ending it with him?'.

DarkClaw turns back to you, her expression bleak, "I don't want to lose him, Sabella."

Sabella says (in common), 'Then tell him what you need.'.
Sabella says (in common), 'Tell him that he isn't enough.'.

DarkClaw rolls her eyes.
DarkClaw says, 'Oh yes. THAT will appeal to his ego.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'That you need Venom. That you need blood. That you need to be the goddamn vampire queen that you ARE, and that you WILL take as you need. Because this mealy-mouthed, 'I need him ' bullshit while you're sneaking around behind him in a not very subtle fashion is NOT you. It's beneath you and you know it. And.. and... And I'm really pissed at you!'.

Sabella glares, her hands forming fists, pressed against the door, her pulse a throbbing, siren call in her throat.

DarkClaw sighs and hangs her head, gathering the mists about her and disappearing from your view.

DarkClaw has removed your ability to see her when she is invis.

Sabella says (in common), 'GET YOUR ASS BACK HERE AND ARGUE WITH ME, DAMNIT!'.

Sabella growls.
Sabella paces the temple.

Sabella says (in common), 'You need blood. He isn't giving it to you. You're taking it elsewhere. You need sex. He isn't giving it to you. You're WANTING it elsewhere. You need love. THAT he gives you. SO take from him, what you need. Take from Venom, what he gives and you need from him. Take from me, what you need. Just... figure this shit out, because you're going to destroy your people if you don't. '.

Someone growls, "Don't you think I know that?! Don't you think I know what the consequences could be?!"

Sabella says (in common), 'then take some action! One way or the other. On your knees or on your feet... because after what I saw here today... I knew I didn't just have to have Belg's permission. I asked Venom's, too.'.

Someone says, 'Venom has NO say so in what I do!'.

Sabella says (in common), 'You two are entirely caught up in one another, like a rose in a thornbush, and you know it. I don't get in the middle of emotional entanglements.'.

Someone says, 'He could give a DAMN about me. All he wants is what he wants, nothing more.'.

Sabella says (in common), 'He _needs_ you. and You _need_ him. I didn't say love, I didn't say like. I didn't say you were besties.. but there's something there. I don't get in the middle of somethings. I am _lawful_ evil. Not chaotic. I .. have.. certain things I do and do not do.'.

Someone says, 'It's just hunger, Sabella, nothing more.'.

Sabella raises one eyebrow, ducks her chin and gives a glance in the direction of your voice that reads clearly: The hell it is.

Someone growls again, longer, and with more irritation. "Enough about Venom. I must go."

Sabella says (in common), 'Fine.'.
Sabella turns sharply on her heel and yanks open the door with a carefully controlled strength.

Sabella leaves west.


(Log by Sami)

> Elf [ Ma:15 Wa:11 Th:11 ] Venom, Blood Sucking Mini-Lich. *LOST** Alshaitan*

You tell Venom (in common), '*startled notice* *frowns*'.

Venom tells you (in common), '*responds only with an evil toothed grin*'.

Western Avenue
[Exits: north east west]
You stand on the marble walkway that makes up Western Avenue.
Although many feet have crossed this ground the marble is not worn
in the least. Wish's temple is to the north.
The sky is cloudy and a warm southerly breeze blows.

Samiyah lingers a moment outside the Coral Cave, a sad look on her face as she glances at the threshold.

You tell Venom (in common), '*in a very troubled tone, in the desert tongue* Naming yourself al-shaitan? You do not know what you do. Or what that will bring.'.

You sigh.

The Hall of the High Order
[Exits: north]
(Blue Aura) A hand-lettered open book rests upon a black iron pedestal.

Venom tells you (in common), '*In a sharp tone, almost an issued command* I know precisely what I have done Madam, and this is what YOU have brought!'.

You tell Venom (in common), '*bites her lip hard enough to draw blood to avoid replying.*'.

Someone tells you (in common), 'any luck lately on the last one?'.

You tell someone (in common), 'I have been waiting for Cresom.'.
You tell someone (in common), 'But he has been gone for a number of days'.
Someone tells you (in common), 'ah, master cleric?'.

You tell someone (in common), 'no, the company of a brother :)'.

Someone tells you (in common), 'ahha. :) nod'.

You gossip (in common), '*Is the Sayyida of the Lost present?'.

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

You tell DarkClaw (in common), '*troubled* The word in Venom's title. Do you know what it means? It is 'hell-spawned worst-of-worst enemy' He declares himself so, in my language. I can only think that he means it for me. Does he do so with Your blessing?'.

DarkClaw [GS] tells you, 'There are things...I cannot tell you, Sami...no matter how much I may want to.'.

You tell DarkClaw (in common), '*softly* I do not ask what he is up to. *hesitates* I ask if he does it with Your blessing...'.

DarkClaw [GS] tells you, 'He does not...but... *sighs heavily* It is complicated.'.

You tell DarkClaw (in common), '"Al-Shaitan" is.. that which must be opposed to the last breath and drop of blood.'.

You tell DarkClaw (in common), '(and sami's bitten her lip clean through to keep from talking to him further)'.

Samiyah wipes the blood from her lip with the back of her hand.

DarkClaw [GS] tells you, '*softly* We have been enemies since you finally gave your vows to Seraph, Sami...I cannot interfere in that...regardless of whether he has my blessing or not.'.

You tell DarkClaw (in common), '*softly, head bowed* Then I hope you will forgive me.'.

DarkClaw [GS] tells you, '*a small grin pulls at her lips as she looks at your bowed head* Believe me...he will have whatever you do to him coming.'.

You tell DarkClaw (in common), 'You do not understand, Sayyida.'.

DarkClaw [GS] tells you, 'Then make me understand.'.

You tell DarkClaw (in common), '"Al-Shaitan." *growls in frustration* You do not have the words in your language! *pauses...* ... How did he learn that word?'.

DarkClaw [GS] tells you, 'Sami...I am immortal. There is no language barrier with me. And that, I... *trails off, remembering her visit with Sabella*'.

DarkClaw [GS] tells you, '...I'm not sure. Perhaps he found one who specializes in languages.'.

The Shell

(Log by Sami)
You tell Wish (in common), '*the faintest of whispers* It was not for you. It was for Tross. '.

Wish tells you, 'You are referring to the bag from your corpse?'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*nods slightly* *you sense her gorge rise at the mere mention*'.

Wish tells you, 'My dear desert mouse...a corpse is simply an empty vessel. To be so sensitive about it is...pointless'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*shudders at the word, her voice heartbroken* It is not.. it is.. You.. You people do not understand _anything_. The flesh bears the spirit, and the weight of wrongdoings! Wrongdoings I can never be forgiven, now... '.

Wish tells you, '*fiercely* It is YOU who understands nothing, Samiyah! I know what a corpse is, and what it isn't.'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*bows her head in response to your tone* *almost pleading* ..then tell me. What do I not understand? '.

Wish tells you, 'You do not understand that your sins, your misdeeds...you shall carry them forever in your soul...and no sloughing off of flesh can ever change that'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*shock and horror*'.

Wish tells you, 'Look around you Samiyah! Corpses come and go...but guilt lasts forever.'.

Entrance to Temple Courtyard
[Exits: west up]
You stand before a very ornate staircase. The solid marble steps and
polished oak railing lend strength to the temple atmosphere. At the
top of the stairs you can see the beginning of the courtyard.
(Hide) (Dark Red Aura) (White Aura) Teva is here.

Samiyah wraps her arms around her torso, as if to barrier against a chill.
Samiyah shakes her head, repeatedly, 'no.'

Teva says (in common), 'hrm?'.

Wish tells you, 'Yes. It carries through generations. You think you are not now paying for the sins of your ancestors?'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*gasped* What?! No! That is.. no! '.

Wish tells you, 'You may be a talented bard, Samiyah, perhaps legendary in your abilities... But how could you not know this? You can't place your misdeeds in a bag and leave them on the side of the road, like an abandoned puppy'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*stammering* I have.. never... NO.. I have never heard that. It is not like that.. there is ritual - there is.. there is ALCHEMY! There is alchemy in the ritual, releasing the sins and purifying the spirit, when the flesh is offered up in sacrifice properly!'.

Wish tells you, 'Sacrifice? Oh, Samiyah, you poor girl. To think that lighting some candles, killing a goat, or letting some blood might remove your sins... That is not Alchemy...that is foolishness. No, Samiyah, your sins are yours forever and ever. And the only way to be forgiven them, is to accept them as part of you.'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*replies softly* It is my sort of Alchemy. It is how we let go of things and can be happy.'.

Wish tells you, 'if it makes you feel better that is another thing entirely. But to think a corpse carries away ones misdeeds is folly. It is flesh, nothing more. It is like a nail on your finger than you have clipped off...only bigger'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*barely above a whisper* it is honor and respect and tradition. It may not be your tradition, you may not respect it.. but it is the way of my people.. because I wanted to build a bridge for Albatross.'.

Wish tells you, 'I do not hold much faith in tradition, especially tradition based solely on superstition. Alchemy...true Alchemy...cares little for tradition..'.

You tell Wish (in common), 'Your Alchemizing.. it is certain steps and certain ingredients, mixed in a certain way, yes? For an expected result?'.

Wish tells you, 'It is. '.

You tell Wish (in common), 'This is _our_ alchemy. Certain steps. Certain ... ingredients... in a certain way. With a specific result.'.

Wish tells you, 'Tell me, Samiyah, what result were you expecting by giving Tross your bag?'.

Seraph has granted you the ability to see him when he is invis.
Seraph ftells, 'hello'.

You tell Wish (in common), '... that .. shell... that I gave 'Tross... was because she was upset with me that I would not see her side of things. It hurt her, that I would not do that thing that she saw as trivial. So I did it, but I explained to her exactly that it was NOT trivial. What it meant. Not in the then, but in the forever. Because .. she is my friend. '.

You ftell, '*softly* Sahib.'.

Seraph ftells, 'hello samiyah'.

Wish tells you, 'yet you know she is my follower...one of my most dedicated'.

Seraph says, 'what's wrong?'.

You pray, '(Venom's title contains a word in desert tongue that has several meanings, the simplest of which is "enemy straight from hell" "that which must be fought at all costs" etc.)'.

Wish tells you, 'you must have known she might offer the bag to me. How could you have not?'.

You tell Wish (in common), 'You will laugh if I answer. So, I do not wish to.'.

Samiyah flings herself against you, arms going around your waist, hiding her face against your chest.

Seraph wraps his wings around you.

You say (in common), '.. it has been a bad day, Sahib.'.

Seraph says, 'why'.

You say (in common), 'but it is always better with you here.'.

Wish tells you, 'I vow not to laugh.'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*softly* not in a 'ha-ha' funny way, but in the mean way. And I cannot take being laughed at right now.'.

Wish tells you, '*sigh* A bard that can't take criticism will be a lonely bard.'.

Seraph says, 'did you let venom know the word bothered you?'.

You nod.
You say (in common), 'I didn't mean to speak.'.

Samiyah touches her lip, bitten through.

Seraph nods.

You say (in common), 'I bit my lip hard to stop talking and came here, and meditated.'.

Seraph runs his finger across your lip and watches it heal

Samiyah smiles hesitantly. "I always imagine your wings around me to help me calm."
Samiyah bows her head in acknowledgement of the healing. "Thank you, Sahib."

Seraph says, 'don't let the little one bother you'.
Seraph says, 'he probably read the word in a book and wanted to get a rise out of you'.

Samiyah frowns. 'Sahib... My journal is missing. Ghazkull said that he had seen it, and it disappeared the moment he turned the last page.. and I searched all my bags, and it is not here.'.

Seraph sits down and thinks deeply.
Seraph says, 'what is in it'.

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

Seraph says, 'ahhh'.

You tell Wish (in common), '...because I had to trust her and let her make the choice that was right for her, even if it hurt me. That's what friends do.'.

Wish tells you, '*curiously* I am surprised you would think I would ever ridicule you for allowing a friend to make their own choice. I ridicule you for superstition...willful ignorance...and general backwardness. But never for that.'.

You say (in common), 'my songs, the ones I have sung and the ones I have never shown anyone...'.

Seraph says, 'maybe the little fella has it'.

You say (in common), 'My journeys... my hopes and fears..'.
You say (in common), '.. it is my..'.
Samiyah fumbles over the word. '.. confessional..? is that the word?'

You tell Wish (in common), '*nods without words*'.

Wish tells you, 'Do you wish to know what I shall do with your hide bag?'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*sickened tone* ...no.... you are going to Alchemize it. I do not want to know how that is done.'.

Wish tells you, 'I shall not "alchemize it"...but I shall use it for my Alchemy...there is a difference. It is the final, crucial piece I have needed to complete the tincture'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*voice husky with choked back tears* .. _I do not want to know._'.

Wish tells you, 'Would you like the bag back?'.
Wish tells you, 'it is as yet unscathed'.

You tell Wish (in common), '..I... yes... but that would hurt Tross...I...'.

Wish tells you, 'I will give the bag back to Tross, if you request it...but there will be a price to pay..'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*sickened* You are very cruel. I have lived with knowing I am tainted for all of my days, having given that up to Tross, and now, now you say, after all of that mockery and laughings and 'you are superstitiouses' .. that you would give it back and yet more price to pay?'.

Wish tells you, 'You call that cruel?! The penalties you have already incurred were not my doing, Samiyah.'.

Seraph ftells, 'I want that book samiyah'.

You ftell, 'what book, Sahib?'.

Seraph ftells, 'your book'.

You ftell, 'I do not know where it is'.
You ftell, 'and I have been looking and looking'.

Wish tells you, 'I was merely given a bag. And now I offer it back to you.'.

You tell Wish (in common), '.. at a price.'.

Wish tells you, 'Indeed. You want something from me. And I want something from you.'.

You tell Wish (in common), 'I did not ask for it. *with cornered desperation in her voice* .. What do you want?'.

Wish tells you, 'No, you did not. But you want it. Otherwise you would never have mentioned it to me'.

Seraph ftells, 'melven make me a ball of light and sac it up'.

Wish tells you, 'I want you to tell Seraph. Everything.'.

You tell Wish (in common), '*blink* What do you mean? He already knows everything. He knows my thoughts as I think them. He knows I gave Tross the bag.'.

Wish tells you, 'He may have the power to know your thoughts, but do you think he always chooses to use that power?'.

Seraph waves his hand over the light.

You tell Wish (in common), '*blink* Yes.'.

Wish tells you, 'Well then, my price is a pittance.'.

The light glows so bright it hurts your eyes

Samiyah blinks, shielding her eyes in her veil.

Seraph gives you a ball of bright blue light.
Seraph says, 'that will guide you to the book'.

Wish tells you, 'Tell him everything. Tell him how you have tried to aid me in my Alchemy. Tell him of your friendships with those of red aura. '.

You tell Wish (in common), '..He already knows all of those things.'.

You say (in common), 'Sahib Wish and I have been speaking - have you been listening?'.

Seraph says, 'no'.

Wish tells you, 'You hold no secrets it would seem, and so telling him should be easy.'.

You say (in common), 'He has offered to return my shell. If I tell you of the things you already know. He demands that I tell you that I dropped the shell and that I let Tross pick it up.'.

Seraph says, 'I know'.

You say (in common), 'He demands that I tell you that, weeks ago, I told one of his followers to strike me down if I was their enemy and that they ran away. He demands that I tell you that I have friends that have an evil aura, like Tross and Ghazkull and Aoide.'.

Seraph says, 'does he think I do not know these things'.

You say (in common), 'He does. I told him that you know what I think the moment that I think it, but he did not believe it.'.

Wish tells you, 'I grow weary, Samiyah. Do you wish me to give Tross your bag, or not?'.

You tell Wish (in common), 'I have told him. His answer was, 'And Wish thinks I do not know these things already?.

Wish tells you, 'That is all I needed to hear. Thank you. '.

You tell Wish (in common), 'as for it.. I gave it to Tross. Tross has done with it what she needed to do. I will earn the Sahib's forgiveness for my sins, and leave the choice to him.'.

Seraph nods in recognition to you.

You say (in common), 'Do you wish the bag returned?'.
You say (in common), 'Wish wants to know.'.

Seraph says, 'I'm more concern about the book'.

You say (in common), '..but my sins are not forgiven without the shell.'.

Wish tells you, 'Heh, it is not your sins I care about...he simply further demonstrates to me his capacity for hypocrisy.'.

You say (in common), 'the book is just... the babblings of a silly desert girl.'.

You tell Wish (in common), 'I am allowed to talk to my friends. But not help them.'.

Seraph says, 'get the shell'.

Wish tells you, 'I shall honor my side of the bargain.'.

You nod.

Wish tells you, 'I shall give the bag back to Tross.'.

You say (in common), 'He says he will give it to Tross.'.

Wish tells you, 'So that you are no longer upset with her for giving it to me, if I need it for Alchemy, I will steal it back.'.

You tell Wish (in common), 'I was not upset with her. She did what she needed to do. I am upset that it was going to be alchemized. I have no quarrel with Tross.'.

You say (in common), '... I think Wish was doing trickery, and is going to steal the bag back from Tross the moment he gives it to her.'.

Seraph says, 'he just wanted you to tell me things I already knew'.

Samiyah asks hesitantly, 'Can you see the sins I have, on my soul, when you pull it from my flesh? The unforgiven ones?'

Seraph says, 'why do you ask?'.

You say (in common), 'I do not think that shell will be returned. Wish said that sins are NEVER forgiven, and that they stain the soul forever and that we carry all our sins, and those of our ancestors.'.

Seraph says, 'why do you want your sins forgotten?'.

You say (in common), 'Forgiven, sahib. They are never forgotten.'.

Seraph says, 'I forgive you of all your sins'.

You say (in common), 'because that is how your people stay happy. When the shell is shed, and the sins are forgiven, one can let go of that pain, and be happy again... I have felt the weight of them on me, since that shell was made into a bag.'.

Samiyah removes the decorative brooches holding her veil in place.
Samiyah unwinds the dark linen folds of fabric that cowl her hair.
Samiyah lifts the last drape that conceals her face.
You stop using a white linen blindfold.

Seraph says, 'this is a tough choice'.

Samiyah looks up into Your face.

Seraph sits upon his throne of bones.
Seraph taps his fingers on the arm of his throne.

Samiyah looks confused. 'What is, Sahib?'

Seraph says, 'you want your sins forgiven'.

Samiyah kneels before You as You seat yourself on the throne.

Seraph says, 'that's why you want your shell back'.

You say (in common), 'All of your children do, Sahib. That is why we do the rituals as we do.'.

Seraph says, 'agreed'.
Seraph taps his fingers on the arm of his throne.
Seraph says, 'but you gave your shell away willing...to a evil I might add'.

Samiyah bows her head and nods, 'Yes, Sahib.'

Seraph says, 'by dropping it at his feet'.

Samiyah nods again. 'Yes, Sahib.'

Seraph says, 'now you want it back so I can forgive your sins'.

You say (in common), 'it has been offered back, for a price that had already been paid... I did not ask for it back.'.

Seraph leans forward looking at you.
Seraph says, 'would you need your sins forgiven or paid the price if you did not do it in the first place?'.

Samiyah says softly, 'No, Sahib. And I think that is perhaps why Wish wanted me to remind you of my wrongdoings.'

Seraph says, 'now. see my problem?'.

You say (in common), 'Yes, Sahib. You are reminded that I am a disobedient and willful girl, and wonder why I should be forgiven it.'.

Seraph leans back.

Samiyah folds her hands in her lap and watches you.

Seraph says, 'do you feel I should?'.

Samiyah chews on her lower lip and she considers.

Samiyah says softly, 'We have had this talk before. And I have gotten much better at obeying. Even when it is hard.'

Seraph nods.
Seraph says, 'do you think I put these rules in place to make life hard?'.

You say (in common), 'No, that is not the reason for them, Sahib. I know that. It is to guard the honor of the following.'.

Seraph says, 'also so people cannot use things against you'.
Seraph taps his fingers on the arm of his throne.
Seraph says, 'I will think over about forgiving your sins'.

Samiyah says earnestly, 'I have been trying very, very hard, Sahib! Sometimes words come out of my mouth, before I can bite them back.. but..'

Seraph says, 'I know'.

Samiyah adds softly, 'I have not been .. willfully disobedient.'
Samiyah adds, embarrassed, 'not in some time, now.'.

Seraph says, 'I know'.

Seraph says, 'when you see your brother, get the book back'.

You nod in recognition to him.
You say (in common), 'I will, Sahib.'.

You say (in common), 'is it still Your will that I not speak to Venom, for any reason?'.

Samiyah rubs her healed lip.

Seraph nods.

You say (in common), 'He is very angry with me, that I broke his spell.'.

Seraph says, 'got to go and take a walk and think'.

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

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

Seraph kisses your forehead.

You smile happily.

Seraph says, 'stay safe dear one'.