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Promises and Threats

(Log by Venom)

8 players.
Hum [ Lesser Goddess ] [GS] DarkClaw knows the meaning of Lost. -= Belgarion =- <Inv 71>
Hum [ Ra:30 Th:30 Cl:30 ] Fzoul the Nexus Guardian
Elf [ Cl:10 ] Julianna-=*Nexus*=-
Hum [ Demigod ] Seraph Seraphim of the High Order
Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:15 ] Ghazkull Mahsong, Heartbringer. What will my Fate be?
Dwa [ Wa: 5 Cl:11 ] Verminard...has Lost his way
Hum [ Sh:26 ] Set, the Dark Flyer
Elf [ Wa:15 Ma:17 Th:11 ] Venom, Blood Sucking Mini-Lich. *LOST**Alshaitan*

The Lower Hall
[Exits: north up]
Verminard is here.
(Intense Dark Blue Aura) Seraph is here.
(Invis) (Translucent) Ghazkull is here.
Mish Leigh Salvandor will use her contacts to help you... for a price.

Seraph says, 'so i will assume my daughter will follow you'.

DarkClaw ftells, 'He is still lost...until he finds his path I expect him to be treated with, and talked about, with respect.'.

You say (in common), 'Which daughter do you speak of desert god?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'how do you mean?'.

Seraph says, 'i will assume she will follow you'.

You say (in common), 'She who, great one?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'she makes her own choices, Seraph'.
Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I have never asked her to follow me in anything I do'.

You ftell, 'Ghazkull will be treated with the same respected owed to each of us, as always.'.
You ftell, 'However, in time my blade will find his back.'.
You ftell, 'He is a traitor in my eyes, and a coward.'.

Seraph says, 'Samiyah, venom'.
Seraph says, 'my daughter'.
Seraph says, 'you are blood bonded, Ghazkull. She will blindly follow you'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'that is as maybe, I am still learning much about this bond'.

Seraph says, 'well, we will see'.

You say (in common), 'The one thing no mortal or immortal can sway will be our answer, time itself.'.

Seraph says, 'agreed venom'.

Seraph says, 'if you could not be a vampire, Ghazkull -- would you want it gone?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I have never really thought about it.'.

Venom spits and gags at the thought!

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I guess I just accepted it after the thought'.

You say (in common), 'Has his heresy not gone far enough?!'.

Seraph says, 'Venom - you accept who you are ... but has Ghazkull?'.

You say (in common), 'Only he can know that. I see a putrid compassion in him...'.

Seraph says, 'My question is: how far would you go for Samiyah, Ghazkull?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'my words in your hall should answer that'.

Seraph says, 'Would you lose your night creature, to release her from the bond?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'if she wished it, and it was possible, I would consider it. '.

You say (in common), 'You would turn your back on the gift you have been given?? Rip
yourself from the warm embrace of the Kindred? The idea itself is disgusting.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'if it separated me from you, Venom, then maybe'.

You say (in common), 'It would join us in a way you could never even dream of. I would consider it a heresy beyond measure and would be your constant shadow.'.

Seraph says, 'well Ghazkull, it's a choice she can't make cause of the bond. Only you can'.
Seraph turns and steps into the shadows.

You say (in common), 'Ghazkull, I can tolerate you as being weak in my eyes and turning away
from us, as long as you avoid me, I won't bother you. Good and Evil to me are minor details. But if you turn from the embrace of the Kindred, I will hunt you with such a vigor... you will suffer.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'tell me, Venom - why does the idea bother you so much?'.

You say (in common), 'Because there are so few things in this world that I value besides my self. So the few things I do value are valued highly.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'you chose to be kindred, I did not'.

You say (in common), 'It was a gift, and you are fortunate'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'it was not a gift!'.

You say (in common), 'I have been undead for hundreds of years, recently made mortal and returned to my rightful place. I have a deep respect for the forces of the Kindred'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'it was done because there was no other option.'.

You say (in common), 'It was a gift, you are too blind to see that. Each soul - be he gentleman or beast - is entitled to his own views in this realm. I respect most of them... I am simply warning you. If you want to be rid of me, that will not be the safest thing to do.'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I have never disputed that, I do not have to agree with them however, which is how we find ourselves where we are now'.

You say (in common), 'So then which is more to your liking. You respect your gift and we do little other than glare in passing. Or - You are become lunatic, and heretic in my eyes, and I lay your throat beneath my razor'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'lunatic?'.
Ghazkull laughs.

You nod.
You say (in common), 'If you refuse your Kindred blood and sever the bond, yes. That is lunacy. Now seriously, sir. which of those options is more likely to be rid of me?'.

Ghazkull says (in elven), 'I had never considered it might be possible until today except for the obvious way'.

You say (in common), 'Than I will merely be one small detail to consider in your thoughts. I have told you where I stand'.

You bow deeply.
You say (in common), 'Good day.'.

Ghazkull bows deeply.

The Weaver's Blessing

The Lower Hall
[Exits: north up]
A copy of the TFC Daily News lies here.
Ghazkull is here.
Mish Leigh Salvandor will use her contacts to help you... for a price.

The scent of roses washes through the room.
The air shimmers for a moment, the shadows spinning into narrow strands of darkness.
The ebon threads form a spiderweb, which shudders across your senses.
A figure appears within the web, quickly solidifying.
The Lady Weaver stands incarnate before you.

Cordir says, 'Ghazkull.. what happened?'.

Ghazkull says (in common), 'I... I'm not evil'.

Cordir smiles gently, reaching out to cup your cheek. "No. You are not. You never have been."

Ghazkull nods.
Ghazkull smiles, 'but, Venom... he...'

Ghazkull shakes his head to clear a thought.
Ghazkull says (in common), 'Star gave me leave to find myself'.

Cordir nods.

Ghazkull says (in common), 'it is for the best, I suppose'.

Cordir gazes at you, Her eyes seeming to see through to spirit and Thread.

Cordir says quietly, 'Would that I could gather you into the Chosen once more. Your hurt makes my heart break.'.

Ghazkull says (in common), 'I would gladly accept neutrality again, I will always be one of yours'.

Cordir gently cups your cheek and whispers a word of blessing and benediction.

Ghazkull smiles happily.

Ghazkull's Son

Ghazkull gossips (in common), 'hhdgjftv'.

Cordir gossips, 'Hello, Ghazkull's son. :)'.

Fayil gossips (in common), 'Cordir has Comprehend up'.

Ghazkull gossips (in common), '*checks scrollback*'.

Ghazkull gossips (in common), 'oh, at least it was only the one'.

Speaking of Star

(log by Sabella)

Sabella tells Belgarion, '... how fares your Lady?'.

Belgarion tells Sabella, 'shes not doing well'.

Sabella tells Belgarion, 'why not? What ails her?'.

Belgarion tells Sabella, 'she lost a follower last night'.

Odie tells you (in common), '*drool*'.

Belgarion tells Sabella, 'and is upset that she has lost your friendship'.

You tell Odie (in common), '*scritches you behind the ears*'.

Sabella tells Belgarion, 'She lost my trust.'.

Belgarion tells Sabella, 'i know. At this point, shes almost a wreck about things'.

Sabella tells Belgarion, '.. that must be hard on you.'.

Belgarion tells Sabella, 'it is but shes i am thinking that Venom is going to be causing problems. I blame him for it lol'.

Sabella tells Belgarion, 'He does seem to embody a myriad of sins.'.

Belgarion tells Sabella, 'he does yes'.

Sabella tells Belgarion, '*nods* Pride, being foremost among them. Followed by Lust, i think. '.

Belgarion tells Sabella, 'and arrogance'.

Belgarion tells Sabella, 'is there any messages you would like me to pass?'.

Sabella tells Belgarion, '.. no. '.

A Lesson In Language

Sabella tells Venom, 'So. Is it time for our next lesson in language?'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'Unfortunately I'm in the cooler my dear.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'And yet discourse is still possible, is it not?'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'I suppose it is.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'But I will be unable to pay you for now, and I cannot guarantee I will be around to pay in the future'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Then I will do it for amusement's sake, and not payment.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'Have you heard another has come through the veil?'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'I have been ... focused... and not had my ear out for gossip. But this does not please me.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'A young girl... I made her Kindred.'.

Sabella tells Venom, '*tsk tsk* A child? She cannot consent. '.

Venom tells Sabella, 'tsk tsk indeed. I have heard nothing but tsk tsk since the events'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Well there are certain lines that most do not cross. Certain laws within the Kindred.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'A lich is not a considerate creature'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'The ones of my experience have not been.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'At this time I have no new words to translate, but I am open to more learning.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'what do you wish to learn?'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'The Bard, she mentioned some religious buildings. Some place a woman was not permitted in'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'there were no buildings when I was there. Only tents.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'perhaps they were tents, she used a name for them. It sounded like a religious name'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'it has been many centuries. I would imagine things have changed somewhat.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'indeed'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'now, if you wish to know the latest titillation going around the court of Cillidellia, or who is rumored to be Mariel's new lover... Or what spices cause dwarves to become weakened to the effects of alcohol.. Or what places carry the best silk scarves for tying up a lover.. That I would know.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'These petty things do not interest me... Only the sand-goat grasps my attention'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'But what buildings are in a place I have not set foot in in centuries.. no. Perhaps your new little friend can help you.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'Although Mariel may do for a night some time.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'You sound rather obsessed with her. Does she know of your infatuation?'.

Venom tells Sabella, '*barks instantly!* I have no obsession!'.
Venom tells Sabella, 'I mean.... infatuation....'.

Sabella tells Venom, '*conciliatorily* .. of course not. '.

Venom tells Sabella, '*ponders carefully* hrm... but you are right, perhaps Jamilla may know of some weaknesses. Alas, the Gods decide may fate.. for the moment I can only wait.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'have you been particularly wicked? In all my days.. *I* have never stood where you stand now. '.

Venom tells Sabella, 'I'm a lich Madam, wicked is an understatement. I'm not sure how familiar you are with my past but I will tell you, I was warned when they cursed me. They warned me not to share my story, not to become undead.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'honestly, I know nothing of you, save that you were Star's get.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'For that I may be stricken from the realm entirely for revealing myself as a Lich'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Well... Molo did not tend to like competition of any sort, and he did leave a lingering fear of Liches in the minds of many.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'Indeed. And my last curse was such that I was forgotten entirely, you wouldn't remember me even if we knew each other. I can only assume that should the Gods annihilate me again, I will disappear permanently'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'your crimes must have been great for such retribution.'.

Venom tells Sabella, '*head hanging low, barely a whisper* indeed...'.

Sabella tells Venom, '*teasingly* Tsk tsk tsk.'.

Venom tells Sabella, '*stiffens, his tone returning to his accustomed arrogance* It will be whatever it will be. The time for contemplation and teasing has passed. Now I wait.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Oh, it's _always_ time for teasing...'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'I am incased in ice Madam, even you couldn't arouse me like this.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Nor would I make the attempt. You mistook the meaning of my word, 'tease.' I was gently mocking your current situation. Not attempting arousal.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'I know, I was just making a pun. I fear my wait will be a long one. I am using the remaining time to train some of the Lost Ones in various tactics.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'It may well be. I shall be disappointed if you are unable to make good your bargain, and will hold it against you.'.

Venom tells Sabella, '*hardy laugh* Your disappointment will not fall upon my ears should you care to voice it, for I will be gone.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Then I shall scold you soundly in the ether.'.

Venom tells Sabella, '*his hardy laugh fades to a grin, then cold faced* Yes, I'm certain I will suffer even in the ether for many years to come.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Were you Nashite, you would know well the punishment warned of - torment for a thousand eternities.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'I'm not one to buy into the faith based religions... although the triple edged sword stories were entertaining'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'so what does one do there to amuse oneself, in the ice and cold?'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'Generally count and recount my food and assess how to ration it. I practice hiding from my reflection in the ice'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'sounds fascinating.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'Oh believe me, it's all the rage...'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Perhaps you will find some trace of your sand goat. Rumor speaks to an incident in which she was put there.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'I will keep that in mind... a good Lich has a keen eye for details.'.

( Long pause )

Sabella tells Venom, '*nudge* Have you fallen asleep in there? Lulled by the chill? Wake up. Entertain me.'.

Venom tells Sabella, '*grins widely, his elongated fangs glistening* I have simply been distracted.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'distracting yourself? In the cold? What vigor.'.

Venom tells Sabella, '*cackles* I have been going over recent events in my mind. But the thought has crossed my mind'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Surely Star is keeping you company..'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'She teases nearly as much as you... Her husband to be proving to be better company I suppose...'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'i won't believe you if you say she hasn't stepped foot within your prison to comfort you.'.

Venom tells Sabella, '*Blasts a barking laugh* HA! Comfort!? More like torment!'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'Come now.. I saw the two of you two together. You both love the battle. If she came passively and meekly, you would have never bothered.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'I suppose there is some truth to that...*brushes his vest clean of frost* I however am not in the mood tonight.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'not in the mood for what? Comfort? Or battle?'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'I fail to see the difference between the two questions... What I need now, I cannot have..'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'what might that be? Freedom, I assume, to go about your plottings and plannings?'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'For once, plaything of the ages, you are wrong.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'Freedom is only an option. What I want now is for the wait to end, whatever it will be.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'would an answer, either way, not also be freedom?'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'You know my take on matters such as this, it's all perspective. My curse retaking me from the realm would be less freedom and more... quarantining. Sticking my soul in the ether forever...'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'We are into the deep waters of the night... I should retire.'.

Sabella tells Venom, 'well, then, Al-Shaitan, good night, and may you not freeze to death in your sleep. Though I have heard it is a gentle way to go.'.

Venom tells Sabella, 'If I can get a message from the other side of death, I'll let you know ;)'.