08-04-2014

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Hunger - Log by DarkClaw


> > Venom: Entered Game

Venom ftells, 'Greetings.'.

You ftell, 'Good evening, Venom.'.

> > Samiyah: Entered Game

Venom ftells, 'INFO: Somewhere, Samiyah shivers as she stretches out on her favorite branch, gazing down at the villagers below.'.

You ftell, '*hushed tone* Is there a reason why you've been ignoring me?'.

Venom ftells, 'I have been busy with my new goals.'.

You ftell, 'That never stopped you before.'.

Venom ftells, 'My apologies. I have not had as much time as I am accustomed to for my worship.'.

You ftell, '*smirks, her eyes showing no humor, though* Is that what you're calling it? Worship?'.

Venom ftells, 'What else describes it?'.

You ftell, 'Satiation? Lust? Cravings?...there are many other terms usable.'.

Venom ftells, 'You told me that was over and would never happen again...'.

You ftell, '*raises a brow in challenge* THAT never stopped you before, either.'.

Venom ftells, 'Indeed.'.

You ftell, 'You've changed.'.

Venom ftells, 'Are you saying you can't live without me?'.

You ftell, '*pauses as she starts to speak, her eyes darting to yours, a quick flash of something flitting over her features*'.

You ftell, 'I am saying no such thing.'.

Venom ftells, 'You're scent betrays you Madam....'.

You ftell, '*scowls* Your nose betrays you.'.

Venom ftells, 'My powers of observation never fail me.'.

You ftell, 'You want me to admit it? Fine. I hunger for you, Venom. Badly.'.

Venom yells (in common), 'May I enter?'.

You yell, 'If you wish.'.

Venom arrives from the north.

Venom bows deeply.
Venom looks at you.

You say, 'It has not been sitting well with me, though I'm sure you're aware of that, and perhaps even taking some small pleasure in knowing.'.

Venom's eye flash a small glint of delighted guilt.
Venom grins evilly, his elongated fangs glistening.

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

DarkClaw rakes her gaze over you slowly, approaching. "There isn't much you do not."

Venom preens his vest clean with his claws.

Venom says (in common), 'Madam, if you had any idea how much my powers have grown, you'd run....'.

DarkClaw leans in close, her breath fanning your skin. "I don't run from you anymore, Venom. I haven't done that in some time now."

Venom traces a single claw down your cheek gently, 'Because you have no husband to run to... of course.'

DarkClaw jerks her head back abruptly, lips curving in a silent snarl. "Is that what you think?"

Venom says (in common), 'Your new found hunger for me is most certainly due to the absence of the King.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Since the Eldest is unsuitable for playtime...'.

You say, 'How can you claim that statement is true when Belgarion never sated my hunger to begin with? Not once."'.

Venom says (in common), 'Yes, but your conflict is no longer keeping you from me.'.
Venom says (in common), 'Thus you are now free to have me at will.'.

Venom ftells, 'INFO: Somewhere, Samiyah shivers, staring down at the punctures in her arms, her breathing shallow and rapid.'.

Venom raises his nose sharply.
Venom raises his nose sharply.
Venom raises his nose sharply.

Venom growls.

DarkClaw raises a brow, schooling her expression once again. "And does that cause you to want me less?"

Venom says (in common), 'We must continue this conversation elsewhere'.
Venom says (in common), 'Feel free to join me momentarily Madam.'.

Venom leaves north.

The Heart of the Tree
[Exits: down]
The sky is cloudy and a cold northern gust blows.
(Invis) (Dark Purple Aura) (White Aura) Venom is here.

Base of the Oak
[Exits: west up]
Some wild flowers grow here, untouched by mortal hands.
Violets grow in small bunches here.
(Glowing) The altar glows brightly beside the tombstone.
(Blue Aura) The tombstone of the Dark Mother lies here, surrounded by flowers.
(Invis) (Dark Purple Aura) (White Aura) Venom is here.
A small black cat sits here purring next to the old man.
(White Aura) Ybarra's shade floats dimly before you.
(White Aura) An old man sits in the corner smiling to himself.

Venom leaves west.
Venom arrives from the west.

Venom says (in common), 'She was here, bleeding.'.
Venom says (in common), 'I smell her'.

Venom leaves up.
Venom arrives from above.
Venom leaves west.

You tell Samiyah, '*a slight bit of alarm in her tone* Sami, WHAT are you doing?'.

Grantsight set for Samiyah.

Samiyah tells you (in common), 'What I have been doing for weeks... letting the vampires bite me in Sanguinna.'.
Samiyah tells you (in common), 'it eases the pain for a few minutes..'.

### [Venom says (in common), 'What are you doing here, bleeding all over the place!']

You [GS] tell Samiyah, '*sighs* I smelled your blood from the tree.'.

Venom prays, 'come'.


Getting Her Fix - Log by Samiyah


The Heart of the Tree
[Exits: down]

Samiyah shivers as she stretches out on her favorite branch, gazing down at the villagers below.

The sun rises in the east.

Samiyah waits for the sun to set.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is carrying a saddlebag.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is evil.

Samiyah laughs.
Samiyah says (in common), '.. no kidding.'

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is carrying bag made from elven child hide.

Samiyah shudders from the sheer thought of it.
Samiyah says (in common), 'that is VILE!'.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is carrying (Weak magic) a salty clear potion.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is slightly armored.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom worships DarkClaw.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is carrying (Potent magic) powdered beryl and stone.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom has been idle 0 ticks.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is carrying (Potent magic) powdered beryl and stone.

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is carrying (Moderate magic) a bright white potion with teal swirls.
[Potion spells: cure blindness | curse, detect invis ]

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom has access to portal (impressive).

> info venom
This may take a while...
Venom is carrying (Potent magic) an ink sac.

The night has begun.

Samiyah breathes a sigh of relief.

(SNIP)

Your backhand decimates the Guardian.
Your palm heel strike decimates the Guardian.
The Guardian is DEAD!!
You receive 0 experience points.
You hear the Guardian's death cry.
You get 364 gold coins from the corpse of the Guardian.
The corpse of the Guardian contains:
(Red Aura) (Glowing) (Humming) a large fang
a red robe
the mark of the vampire
the small metal fang

You get the small metal fang from the corpse of the Guardian.

  • Click*

You open the red coffin altar.

You get the key of heart from the red coffin altar.

Middle of the Grand Hall
[Exits: north east south west up]

> unlock down

  • Click*


You open the trapdoor.

(snip)

The vampiress is DEAD!!
The vampiress is DEAD!!
The vampiress is DEAD!!

Samiyah moans softly, biting her lower lip.

The Musty Passage
[Exits: north west]
You find yourself at a bend in the passage. The air is damp and difficult
to breathe. You feel a strange presence to your north, and from that
direction, you can even see the dim glow... of something.
The corpse of the vampiress is lying here.
( 2) The corpse of the large vampire bat is lying here.

The Chamber of the Iron Fangs
[Exits: (north) south west]
A small bat flails at you angrily!
(Invis) (Light Red Aura) A large pair of red eyes slowly flies out of the darkness!
(Light Red Aura) A man with red eyes and fangs rushes and attacks you!
A small bat flails at you angrily!
(Light Red Aura) (White Aura) A priestess stands here, calmly gazing at you.

Samiyah shivers, staring down at the punctures in her arms, her breathing shallow and rapid.

<nowiki>###<nowiki> [Somewhere, Venom raises his nose sharply]

Your alarm (at) Outside a Dark Forest has been triggered.
Your alarm (at) In a Dark Forest has been triggered.

Samiyah slumps against the stone of the chamber wall, eyes closed.

Someone tells Samiyah, '*a slight bit of alarm in her tone* Sami, WHAT are you doing?'.

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

Samiyah tells DarkClaw (in common), 'What I have been doing for weeks... letting the vampires bite me in Sanguinna.'.

Samiyah tells DarkClaw (in common), 'it eases the pain for a few minutes..'.

Venom arrives from the north.
Venom looks at you.

Venom says (in common), 'What are you doing here, bleeding all over the place!'.

Samiyah's eyes snap open at your voice, having not heard you enter.

DarkClaw [GS] tells Samiyah, '*sighs* I smelled your blood from the tree.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'What does it look like I'm doing here?'.

Venom says (in common), 'It looks like a trap to be honest, but I did not figure you for bait.'.

Samiyah draws up her knees defensively, then moves into a half-crouch, rather than her prior sprawl.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I'm not. There's no one else here to harm you.'.

Venom looks at the vampire.

Samiyah flushes at the sight of her blood on the vampire's mouth.

Venom says (in common), 'You fool...'.

You tell DarkClaw (in common), '*softly* It takes more and more bites to make it work.'.

Venom says (in common), 'You do not know the depth of the powers with which you toy.'.

Samiyah looks irritated. 'What are you talking about?'

Samiyah frowns. What's bothering her?
Samiyah says (in common), 'and why are you even here? Go away.'.

Venom says (in common), 'I am here to assure that you are not tainted.'.

Samiyah rises clumsily, using the wall for support. 'You've always thought I was. Why should now be any different?'

DarkClaw says, 'He is here because the smell of you reached as far away as my temple.'.

Samiyah bows deeply before DarkClaw.

Venom says (in common), 'Yes, I could smell her.'.

Samiyah says (in common), '..I'm not bleeding THAT much...'.
Samiyah glances down at the gashes on her limbs.

Venom says (in common), 'She is toying with powers that she does not understand. Her childish obsession with the Kindred will land her in trouble.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I'm .. doing.. what I have to do.'.

Venom glances sidelong and mumbles beneath his breath, 'then she would be useless to me...'

Samiyah raises her chin, her eyes still a little glazed from blood loss. 'I am fine. I am not obsessed. I just.. miss Wind.'

Venom says (in common), 'I am warning you, stop meddling in the affairs of the Kindred.'.

Samiyah shivers, and turns her gaze away from the two vampires. 'I am not meddling. I was here, by myself, until you came here.'

Venom says (in common), 'We are far more dangerous than you suspect. Your pathetic friend Wind will not save you here. Nor will your alliance with the Eldest. What do you think will happen to you after this vampires have drank of you enough times?'.

Samiyah glances sidelong at Venom. '... Shut your ugly mouth about Wind and Nicholai.'

Venom says (in common), 'Have you thought of that?'.

DarkClaw looks to Venom curiously. "She is beyond reason, Venom. Her torment is too great."

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

Samiyah says in a grumpy tone, 'You don't have to talk like I'm not even here, Sayyida. I can hear you just fine. And I am not beyond reason.'

Venom says (in common), 'Let me ask you something, sand-fool. Do you kill these men after they bite you?'.

Samiyah says (in common), '..Yes. I kill all of them.'.

Venom says (in common), 'That may be the only smart thing you have ever done. Do you know the proper way to kill a vampire so that he does not return?'.

DarkClaw sighs at Samiyah and raises a brow. "Is it not beyond reason when you continue to do the very things you say do not really help?"

Samiyah ignores Venom and answers the Deity. 'I do lots of little things. They each help a little. It gets me through, until he returns.'

Samiyah whispers to herself, 'It has to.'

Venom says (in common), 'I will warn you now. Stop playing with the creatures of the Keep. We are not toys.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'Why?'.

Venom says (in common), 'You could accidently become... tainted.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'They aren't like you, any more than a torch is like the Sun, or a shadow of a leaf is like the full night.'.

Venom says (in common), 'You know nothing of what you speak.'.

Samiyah glances at the lesser vampires. 'I know I'm vastly stronger than they are. I'm stronger than Dracul, Vlad, Lestat..'.

Samiyah shrugs.
Samiyah says (in common), 'They can't overpower my will. They can't drain me.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Perhaps as individuals, yes, but they are connected to a much deeper power. It is not the creatures themselves that will poison you.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'Khore hasn't come to take me to task for what I do. So until HE does... Mind your own damned business. I do what I have to do.'.

Venom says (in common), 'Khore himself is only the ruler of this evil. Why do you think you crave this place so'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I know why I do and it's none of your concern.'.

Venom says (in common), 'If you are so powerful, why haven't you asked yourself why you cannot resist this allure.'.

Venom says (in common), 'yes, because it already has you.'.

Samiyah wraps her arms around her torso, hugging herself.

Venom says (in common), 'You are truly powerful, yes... Moreso than these pathetic creatures. More than perhaps even me.'.

DarkClaw speaks softly to the bard. "Sami...each time you come here I fear you are causing your torment to worsen."

Venom says (in common), 'But your power is nothing compared to the evil that draws you in each night, calling you. The essence of the Kindred... The need...'.

DarkClaw says, 'In this...Venom speaks true.'.

Samiyah turns towards the Goddess and bows formally, fingertips moving swiftly from forehead to lips to heart. "I am honored by your worry."

Samiyah says (in common), '.. but Ybarra herself told me that this is the wisest course. Take what I need, where I can find it, to help ease things until Wind's return. So that's what I will keep doing.'.

Venom says (in common), 'You have been warned... '.

Samiyah says (in common), '.. I don't have any other choice.'.

Samiyah turns her head away, looking suddenly very tired.

Samiyah turns back, fixing Venom with a keen and curious gaze, 'Why are you so concerned about *my* welfare, all of a sudden, Al'Shaitan?'

Venom's eyes narrow.
Venom says (in common), 'I am not concerned for your welfare. You can rot in the ninth hell.'.

Samiyah claps her hands over her mouth, but a giggle escapes.

Venom says (in common), 'I am concerned for the purity of your blood.'.

Samiyah shrugs.

> l venom
You see nothing special about him.
Venom could sell you the Bog and you would thank him.
Venom is in perfect health.

Venom says (in common), '(need new desc....)'.

Venom looks at Venom.

Indecision and secretiveness flash swiftly across her features, her thoughts mixed and conflicting.

Samiyah says (in common), '(yes, you do!)'.

DarkClaw nods in recognition to Venom.

Samiyah asks softly, 'Sayyida, would you mind taking a few steps back?'
Samiyah retreats to the edge of the chamber, by the northern door.

Venom says (in common), 'I have told you before, and I make no secret of it.'.
Venom says (in common), 'I need your blood to remain pure.'.

DarkClaw raises a brow at Samiyah's unusual request but moves back nonetheless.

Samiyah breathes a little easier as the intensity of the Immortal's aura lessens somewhat with distance.

Venom says (in common), 'If you are so powerful Samiyah... Then watch... '.

Venom moves closer to DarkClaw, eyes locked on Samiyah, fangs extruding slowly.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I didn't say I was 'so powerful'. I said I'm more powerful than these..'.
Samiyah jerks her head to indicate the lesser vampires.

Venom grins evilly, his elongated fangs glistening.


DarkClaw watches Venom intently, eyes flashing briefly, not knowing what he has up his sleeve.

Samiyah's breathing catches, and she trembles, hands scrabbling to find purchase on the wall behind her. 'Step back.'

Venom says (in common), 'You act as though the essence of the Kindred is no threat...But...'

Samiyah says (in common), 'I said THEY aren't.'.

Venom says (in common), 'At the same time... You cannot resist...'.

Venom rakes his fangs slowly across DarkClaw's throat.

A shudder goes through the bard as she sees, her breath catching in her lungs.

Venom says (in common), 'These creatures represent something more powerful than any one individual. They represent a feeling... Something already welling up inside you.'.

DarkClaw gasps at the feel of Venom's fangs after so long of not feeling them, her head immediately falling back in open invitation.

Venom draws his fangs more harshly across the tender flesh of his Queen; a small scratch appears.


Venom says (in common), 'You perhaps have never felt a pain like this one that lives in you now... A yearning...'.

Venom kisses the now bleeding wound upon the neck of the Queen of the Kindred.

Venom smiles a dark red grin.

Samiyah swallows hard, the sound loud in the stillness of the room, her pulse a trip hammer in her throat.

DarkClaw growls softly, clutching Venom's form against her own, "Feed...stop toying."

Venom slowly walks around behind DarkClaw, pulling her head back so the neck is very visible.

Venom says (in common), 'You cannot help but miss this moment...'.

Venom slowly sinks his razor sharp fangs into the soft flesh of DarkClaw's neck, allowing each inch to be seen.

Samiyah's eyes well with helpless tears. She closes them briefly, and murmurs a name, then opens them once more, and watches.

Venom drinks, carefully allowing a small trickle of blood to seep from his mouth, eyes locked upon Samiyah.

DarkClaw groans and closes her eyes in utter bliss, pressing back against Venom, lips parting and revealing her own razor-sharp fangs.

Samiyah squirms back against the stone wall, as if to let it absorb her, eyes locked on the scene before her.

Venom removes his mouth slowly, his kiss sealing the wound, blood staining his lips.

DarkClaw hisses, "I have missed your kiss."

Venom says (in common), 'Samiyah, your meddling has finally brought you to a torment that nobody can cure.'.

Samiyah glances away at DarkClaw's words, not wanting her eyes to intrude upon the Deity's vulnerability.

Samiyah says (in common), '.. I haven't meddled. I bonded. With Wind. That's not meddling in anything.'.

Venom says (in common), 'You have... and you don't even know it. You have done far worse! For you have allowed yourself to fall... Your will is now weak... Only when the darkness takes you completely will you see the truth of my words.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'No. I have withstood this for seven times the time I bore the Phylactery. I am strong. It's just my flesh that hurts. '.

Venom says (in common), 'You have withstood nothing... The best poison is the slow poison, they say. Now I must go continue my works.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'Wind is not poison. Neither is our bond.'.

Venom throws back his head and cackles with insane glee!
Venom says (in common), 'Fool!'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'You like that word overmuch. It gets boring.'.

Venom utters the words, 'safhar'.
The air shimmers as Venom creates a portal here.


Knowing His Thoughts / The Lady’s Chylder - Log by Samiyah


Samiyah slides down the wall, to sit on the floor, burying her face in her hands.

Samiyah says (in common), '... What does he want, Sayyida?'.

DarkClaw reaches up to rest her fingers over the spot in her throat where Venom just fed from, her words quiet. "I do not know, Sami..."

DarkClaw continues. "Without our bond...I cannot know his thoughts."

Samiyah frowns. What's bothering her?

Lestat, the Dark Enforcer arrives from the north.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I thought Immortals could know the thoughts of any they choose to?'.

Lestat, the Dark Enforcer leaves south.

Samiyah sits down and thinks deeply.
Samiyah says (in common), '(Uh, Lestat is NOT supposed to wander)'.

DarkClaw says, '(Interesting)'.

DarkClaw shakes her head slowly. "Something happened...perhaps in the transition between his former body in this one...but I can no longer hear his thoughts."

Samiyah looks down at the floor. 'I wrote to Wind. Told him .. everything... asked him what I should do. I don't know how it is that Venom thinks my blood might get tainted, but that sure sounds like an excellent idea, if it makes it useless to him..

Venom tells Samiyah (in halfling), 'If you are wondering, young lady... The dark powers of the Kindred are strong with me, my thoughts are well guarded...'.

Samiyah tells Venom (in common), 'What are you going on about now?'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I know he wanted it for something.. and ...I...'.

Samiyah says quietly, 'I have been considering trying to goad him into battle... he bites when he fights.'.
Samiyah glances down at the punctures on her arms.

Samiyah says (in common), '.. are there any others? Other than Nicholai, Wind, Venom and Sparhawk?'.

DarkClaw raises an eyebrow at Samiyah.
DarkClaw says, 'If the ancient vampires of Sanguina are not helping much...neither would Venom's bite.'.

Samiyah's lips twist in grief. 'Then I will keep doing what I am doing. And try and endure it.'

Samiyah says (in common), 'I thought, maybe, if I could find one of your progeny who would.. that they would be stronger than the Kindred here..'.

DarkClaw says, 'The only others are Aphelion, Rufus and Tyran...none of which who are seen often.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'Rufus is an Immortal?'.

DarkClaw nods in recognition to Samiyah.
DarkClaw says, 'He is.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I have not met Aphelion or Tyran'.

You hear a distinct pop as Venom's portal closes up.
Venom makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Venom draws a funny looking rune in the air.
Venom makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Venom draws a funny looking rune on Samiyah.

Samiyah gossips (in common), 'Seeking a conversation with one named Tyran, if anyone has information on how to reach him.'.

DarkClaw says, 'They are both very quiet individuals that keep to themselves.'.

Samiyah nods.
Samiyah says (in common), 'I will seek out Tyran, then.'.

Venom sniffs the air intently.

Samiyah says (in common), 'and until then..'.

DarkClaw says, 'I fear Tyran would...run from you.'.

Samiyah blinks.

Venom leaves south.

Samiyah glances down at herself and smiles crookedly. 'But I'm nothing but a foolish sand goat. Why would Tyran be afraid of _me_?'.

You hear something's death cry.

DarkClaw says, 'He is rather skittish of everyone.'.

You hear something's death cry.


Disrespect To Her Sacred Kin – Log by Samiyah


Venom arrives from the south.
Venom drops the corpse of Lestat, the Dark Enforcer.

Samiyah tries hard not to react.

Venom says (in common), 'I will be keeping a close eye on you, foolish sand-goat.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I am none of your concern.'.

Venom utters the words, 'safhar'.
The air shimmers as Venom creates a portal here.

Samiyah glances at DarkClaw, struck by the reminder of something the goddess said.

Samiyah says (in common), '"How does Venom know anything he knows."'.

DarkClaw says, 'What do you mean?'.

Samiyah says (in common), '... You said that, yesterday. Do you think he knows? What I wrote to Wind? Because him being here, acting so strangely... is very not like him. I don't much like it.. him talking that way about what I miss, and then him....'.

Samiyah gestures at the goddess's throat.

DarkClaw hesitates, knowing but unable to tell, struggling with the fact. "Anything is possible, Sami, especially where Venom is concerned."

Samiyah says (in common), 'I prefer the angry, bitter, nasty Venom who is eager for a fight. That's all I want. A fight. '

Samiyah murmurs, 'I utterly refuse to think of him like ... that.' 


DarkClaw tilts her head slightly. "Like what?"

Samiyah doesn't answer aloud, but nods her head at your throat again.

DarkClaw says, 'Like what he did to me before you?'.

Samiyah nods.

DarkClaw whispers, "It had been so long. I could not have pulled away even if I tried."

Someone tells Samiyah (in common), 'Greetings Sami'.

Samiyah whispers, 'I wouldn't have pulled away if it was Wind.'

Samiyah tells someone (in common), 'Hullo,Someone'.
Samiyah tells someone (in common), 'Eathor?'.

Someone tells Samiyah (in common), 'It's Tildian'.

Samiyah tells someone (in common), 'Hiya Tildian! Be careful, Venom's about. And he's in a mood.'.

Someone tells Samiyah (in common), 'I see. I won't be on long.. I have no desire to level to 30 until I get some answers.'.

DarkClaw says, 'At least you finally understand me now. Though that is no comfort.'.

Samiyah pauses and thinks a moment.
Samiyah says (in common), 'I don't know that I would say that I understand you, but I understand the ache to be bitten. I don't understand wanting VENOM to be the one biting.'.

Samiyah shudders.

DarkClaw says, 'He...knows the art of seduction. And knows how to use it.'.

Samiyah says (in common), 'I suppose that is a good thing if you want to be seduced.'.

DarkClaw nods slowly.

Samiyah says (in common), the fire that burns and you can't help but put your hand into it' ?'.

Samiyah smiles a little, the expression wan. 'I have no desire to be burned.'

Samiyah says (in common), 'and if I can find another Kindred, then I won't worry about goading him into a fight. Because believe you me, Sayyida, Al'Shaitan is the last creature on this earth I want anywhere near me.'.

DarkClaw says, 'I know. Yet it seems he shows up around you a lot, and I'm not sure what to make of that, either.'.

Samiyah sits down and thinks deeply.
Samiyah says (in common), 'Not as much as he used to, which pleases me to no end.'.

DarkClaw nods.

Samiyah says (in common), 'For the most part, other than his occasional sneering and name calling, he leaves me alone. This... this was out of the normal for him. And I try to leave him alone. Leave the temple if he's there. Avoid conflict. '.

DarkClaw says, 'This...I'm afraid was partially my doing.'.

Samiyah blinks.
Samiyah says (in common), 'What do you mean, Sayyida?'.

You hear a distinct pop as Venom's portal closes up.

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

Samiyah takes a step back.

DarkClaw starts to speak but stops at Venom's appearance.

Venom says (in common), 'Please, don't let me stop you....'.

DarkClaw says, 'Did you forget something?'.

Venom says (in common), 'I was simply refreshing my marks.'.

Samiyah lays a hand over the wizard mark carved into her upper chest, closing her eyes and breathing for a heartbeat's time. She says formally, 'Thank you. Every time you do that, it helps a little.'

Venom says (in common), 'It might not help so much if I catch you out of safe.'.

Samiyah smiles oddly. "It would help me a lot."

Venom says (in common), 'I said I needed your blood, I didn't say you need to be alive.'.
Venom winks suggestively.

Samiyah says softly, 'And I need fangs. But I don't need the vampire to survive the experience.'

Samiyah glances down the hall strewn with corpses of those who tasted her blood.

Venom says (in common), 'We shall see who survives, goat-herder...'.

Venom utters the words, 'safhar'.
The air shimmers as Venom creates a portal here.

DarkClaw growls, only now realizing all of the corpses lying about. "You did not even bother to bury my kindred?!"

Samiyah looks the deity full in the face. 'No. Their corpses lay where they fell... it is a chamber of stone, Sayyida. I cannot bury them here.'.

DarkClaw jerks back as if being slapped. "It is disrespect to MY KIND!"

Samiyah says (in common), 'Are all vampires yours, then? Even the Chylder of Khore?'.

DarkClaw says, 'I never said they were mine...only that they are my kind.'.

Samiyah indicates Lestat's corpse. 'And that.. was Venom's work. Not mine.'

DarkClaw says, 'Aye, and he will hear of his part in it as well.'.

You hear a distinct pop as Venom's portal closes up.
Venom makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Venom draws a funny looking rune in the air.

Samiyah kneels next to the still corpse upon the ground.

Venom makes a complicated-looking gesture.
Venom draws a funny looking rune on Samiyah.
Venom leaves south.

DarkClaw says, 'But it does not excuse the fact that you admit you did not buy those you killed, either.'.

Samiyah murmurs words in the desert tongue: 'By the Teacher, the Shepherd and the Guardian, may your soul rest.'

Ivorytiger accepts your sacrifice.

You hear something's death cry.
You hear something's death cry.

Venom arrives from the south.
Venom utters the words, 'safhar'.
The air shimmers as Venom creates a portal here.

Samiyah repeats herself patiently, 'It is a stone chamber. I cannot bury them. I can only scatter them to ash... which happens anyway, the moment the sun rises. Sayyida, I intended no disrespect to _you_... but these .... are not you.'.

Samiyah gestures down the hall at the fallen.

DarkClaw's jaw grinds and clenches. "They are all part of Khore's essence...of his...history. Sacred still to me... and Nicholai."

Samiyah sits down and thinks deeply.

Samiyah says (in common), 'If they are sacred to you, then I will apologize to you. I do not think they are sacred to Nicholai, but if they are, I will apologize to him as well.'.

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The Musty Passage
[Exits: north west]
The corpse of the vampire is lying here.
The corpse of the small vampire bat is lying here.

Ivorytiger accepts your sacrifice.
Ivorytiger accepts your sacrifice.

The Musty Passage
[Exits: east south]

The Musty Passage
[Exits: north south]
The corpse of the small vampire bat is lying here.
Ivorytiger accepts your sacrifice.

The Bat Roost
[Exits: north west]
The mark of the fangs can never be removed...
A long, flowing black cape lies in a pile on the ground.
The corpse of the vampire is lying here.
The corpse of the vampiress is lying here.
Ivorytiger accepts your sacrifice.
Ivorytiger accepts your sacrifice.
Ivorytiger accepts your sacrifice.
Ivorytiger accepts your sacrifice.


The Chamber of the Iron Fangs
[Exits: (north) south west]
(Light Red Aura) A mass of leather and red eyes sails out of the darkness!
(Light Red Aura) A man with red eyes and fangs rushes and attacks you!
(Invis 72) (Intense Dark Purple Aura) [GS] DarkClaw is here.

Samiyah says (in common), 'What remained, is now gone to ash.'.

Samiyah bows deeply before DarkClaw.
Samiyah says (in common), 'and you have my apologies for the offense.'.

DarkClaw says, 'Thank you.'.
DarkClaw says, 'I take my leave.'.

Samiyah bows deeply.

Fare thee well!