Ye Olde Adventure Worlde session 41

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Loce offers Vanilorran aid to Laris as he rides out to assist the Ankai. He accepts, and Harbinger also accompanies him. he and Rufus discuss the situation. Meanwhile, Valtheriel appraises Induriel of the situation. Eylia returns to the city with Xyrin in tow, and learns of the situation from Kadanu. She interrupts an audience between May and Induriel where the latter was trying to convince May to hire the Ola Sornë. Eyllia offers to have the Iron Drake ferry some of the Imperial soldiers closer to the fight. She also informs May and Induriel about the Quom. On the Drake, Korivan speaks to Marcus and has an insight from the ancestors about where the demons are coming from and what to do about it. He invites Eyllia to help capture a live demon, and help track down the summoner.


Session date: 2019-08-04
In Game date: ???

Loce offers Laris assistance as he and Rufus ride out

br><YOAW_Narrator> All right, so Laris and Rufus are heading out to go try to help the Ankai, yes?
<Laris> yes
<YOAW_Narrator> Are you pushing ahead with the undead troops, or waiting for the Lalu folks?
<Laris> how long would we have to wait?
<YOAW_Narrator> It would make the trip two days, instead of one.
<Laris> I'll push ahead, they can catch up. At least so we can see the situation, even if we hold off on attacking until they get there (once we see what is going on).
<YOAW_Narrator> *nod*
<Korivan> (we will let folks know what we see in the scryng too, of course)
* NPC1 is now known as Loce
* Loce will approach Laris as he is preparing in the keep.
<Loce> Lugal Corvis, a moment please? I know you're busy.
<Laris> Yes, what is it?
<Loce> I heard of the situation with the Ankai. I came to offer my assistance, if you'll allow it. Mine and my people. I understand time is of the essence, and our horses can keep up with your troops.
<Laris> (about how many people does that entail?)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Ten, but you have seen them help kill a dragon. ;))
<Laris> (heh)
<Loce> It's a defensive action, so we're within our mandate to assist.
<Laris> If you can be ready to leave shortly, we would welcome your assistance.
* Loce nods.
<Loce> We'll meet you at the south city gate.
<Laris> Very well. Thank you for your offer.
* Loce nods again, turns, and walks swiftly away.
* Laris will return to his preparations, then
<YOAW_Narrator> You (and various servants) will have you ready to go quickly. Rufus and his subordinates await with the century of undead. You're able to leave within the hour. True to her word, Lócë and the Vanilorran contingent are waiting at the south gate. Somehow, you're not surprised to see Harbinger waiting there as well.
<Laris> (heh, no, somehow not surprised :)
* NPC2 is now known as Harbinger
* Harbinger nods to you as you ride through the gate. He keeps pace with your skeletal horse seemingly effortlessly. (But, then again, that's kind of how undead do.)
* Laris nods back, returning his greeting
<Harbinger> Greetings, Legatus Corvis.
<Harbinger> Chaos to the south. The Queen does not care for their like.
<Laris> Greetings, Harbinger. I'm glad you have joined us.
<Harbinger> I am glad to fight with you. I do not care for the circumstances.
<Laris> It is concerning, indeed.
<Harbinger> Their kind must be invited into our world. We must find the summoner and send them to their fate.
<Laris> With luck, we can stem their attack before it reaches further.
* Harbinger nods.
<Harbinger> The Queen does not need so many new servants as this.
<Laris> Once summoned, do they need to still be directed? Or do they roam freely without their summoner's guidance?
* Malqatar ( has joined #gnomeland
<Harbinger> I do not know. I...recall the Maazikai directed them, when who I was before fought them, and fought with them. It is not a very precise sort of control.
* Laris nods
<Laris> But likely the target was the Ankai specifically, then. They would not be so concerted in their efforts against the tribe unless guided to do so, it seems?
* Harbinger nods.
* Loce is now known as Rufus_Metillius
<Rufus_Metillius> That makes sense. Demons aren't known for their focus.
<Rufus_Metillius> Without direction, they likely would have spread out individually, or at least in smaller groups.
* Laris nods
* Malqatar is now known as Mamitu
<Laris> Who would want to destroy the Ankai in particular? Survivors of the Maazikai, or their allies, perhaps?
<Rufus_Metillius> That's before my time here, but I would think so? Did they have other allies?
<Laris> (do I know of any?)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Not really. They weren't well liked. They basically subjugated the Ankai, and the rebel Hrieffen had to be pushed pretty far to work with them.)
<Laris> I don't recall any but that doesn't mean they didn't exist, I suppose.
* Rufus_Metillius nods.
<Rufus_Metillius> I guess we'll see.
* Laris nods
<Laris> Would one summoner have the power to bring so many to our world, or would it take a larger group?
* Rufus_Metillius frowns.
<Rufus_Metillius> That depends on how much of a sense of self-preservation they have.
<Laris> If this is an act of vengeance specifically aimed against the Ankai, perhaps not very much?
<Rufus_Metillius> It's not exactly my area of expertise, but one summoner could destroy themselves to bring this many demons into our world.
<Rufus_Metillius> Remember, they *want
* to be here, however much they hate creation.
<Rufus_Metillius> But the energy'd kill most willworkers.
* Laris nods
* Rufus_Metillius shrugs.
<Rufus_Metillius> If they're working alone.
<Laris> As much as it would be preferable to think that this was the act of one single person, and that they destroyed themselves in the process, I fear it will not be as easy as that.
* Rufus_Metillius nods.

Valtheriel appraises Induriel of the situation

* Induriel is sitting in his study, contemplating his situation
* Valtheriel will knock politely.
* Induriel looks up blindly
<Induriel> Enter.
<Valtheriel> Lord Antalanon?
<Induriel> Yes?
* Valtheriel enters quietly.
<Valtheriel> Yet another crisis.
<Valtheriel> Or at least a problem.
* Induriel sighs
<Valtheriel> It seems the Hrieffen's buubarrim allies are under assault by demons.
<Valtheriel> buugbarrim*
<Induriel> Again? :O
<Valtheriel> They do seem to have an odd tendency to be targeted, yes.
* lan_phone ( Quit (Quit: Connection closed for inactivity)
<Valtheriel> Perhaps the veil is thin there.
<Induriel> I thought we had addressed that particular problem. Are they requesting aid, then?
<Valtheriel> Lugal Corvis is riding out to assist, with Lalu troops coming behind.
* Valtheriel pauses.
<Induriel> ...and?
<Valtheriel> I understand our Vanilorran counterparts are riding with him as well.
<Induriel> WHAT?
<Valtheriel> Loce Camellia was in the keep and offered their services.
<Induriel> And Mamitu *accepted
* them?
<Valtheriel> I am currently unaware. I believe it may have been Lugal Corvis's decision, given the exigencies of the situation.
<Induriel> Have they left the city?
* Valtheriel nods.
<Induriel> ...
<Induriel> It is too late to stop this, then.
<Induriel> I suppose we could appeal to Mamitu and send a rider after them, but...
* Induriel frowns
<Valtheriel> I thought you would prefer to at least be informed.
<Induriel> Yes, of course.
<Induriel> Does this not violate the Vanilorran's treaty with Nesu Abamatu, though?
* Valtheriel pauses for a moment, her eyes going distant.
<Valtheriel> Not strictly speaking, given Lugal Corvis's authority and permission.
<Induriel> Surely it violates the *spirit*, if not the precise letter?
<Valtheriel> That is not for me to say, lord ambassador.
<Induriel> Hmmm.
<Induriel> And what of Nesu Abamatu's treaty with *us*?
<Valtheriel> Our treaty was purposefully non-specific.
<Valtheriel> We affirmed the amicable relations and mutual assistance between our peoples.
<Induriel> But surely that precludes Nesu Abamatu from hosting a Vanilorran military presence.
<Valtheriel> I would think so, yes.
<Valtheriel> Would you like me to take you to see Heri Lalu?
<Induriel> Let me consider this first. We cannot stop this now... at least, not without causing the kind of fuss that will make Mamitu think I am being unreasonable, and all those unfortunate notions she seems to have about Aethrennar wanting to impinge on her independence.
<Induriel> But I cannot let this pass without comment entirely.
<Valtheriel> Yes, my lord.
<Induriel> Perhaps pointing out the inconsistencies - and how the Vanilorrans are obviously pushing the envelope of what is permissible - will have a better outcome.
<Induriel> I must think on this.
* Induriel frowns

Eyllia returns to the city with her brother to learn about the current situation

<YOAW_Narrator> The Emerald Drake basically has a usual berth at the docks by this point, so it's simple enough to dock and disembark for the keep.
* Eyllia will keep Xyrin close by as we head for the keep
* Harbinger is now known as Xyrin
* Xyrin is kind of goggling at the sights, mostly meaning the people.
* Xyrin is also trying to act like he's not interested or impressed, and failing.
* Eyllia smiles while Xyrin's attention is not on her
<YOAW_Narrator> The keep seems pretty busy, with Lalu troops massing in the courtyard. They look like they're about to march out in a hurry.
* Xyrin marvels at the troops for a moment, then looks around the keep.
<Xyrin> They don't have any earthsouls here, huh?
<Eyllia> These people are not varied like ourselves within thier race
<Xyrin> Right.
<Xyrin> Just...varied.
* Eyllia will look for someone in charge to ask questions
* Valtheriel is now known as Kadanu
* Kadanu is someone you recognize, directing preparations.
<Eyllia> Kadanu! What's going on? Is there an attack on the city?
<Kadanu> Captain D'Azzure, I'm afraid you've caught us at a bad time. No attack on the city, but the Ankai are under siege.
<Kadanu> Lugal Corvis rode out ahead, and we're leaving soon as well.
<Kadanu> I pray we arrive in time.
<Eyllia> under siege? by whom?
<Kadanu> Demons.
* Kadanu has a grim look.
<Xyrin> [in Primordial] Demons! Shit!
<Eyllia> You wont be getting anywhere near demons, Xyrin
* Xyrin looks simultaneously relieved and disappointed.
<Eyllia> How soon until you leave?
<Kadanu> We're just finishing up. Probably within the hour. It's going to be a long march.
* Eyllia nods
<Eyllia> How long will you be gone?
<Kadanu> Depends, I suppose. A week, I'd say. Depends on how long it takes to track down all the demons after we break their horde.
* Kadanu pauses for a moment.
<Kadanu> Do you have urgent business with Siru Lalu?
<Eyllia> My business is somewhat pressing, although I did not expect it to bring results for days afterward
<Kadanu> Problem out on the islands?
* Eyllia nods
<Eyllia> I want to help you, but I'm not skilled in managing your mounts.
* Kadanu will be giving directions to subordinates throughout this conversation.
<Kadanu> Well, we're mostly afoot.
<Kadanu> The officers and I could leave them behind if necessary.
<Kadanu> I know how fast the Drake is, and with time being so important here...if you could ferry as many of our people as possible, it could make a significant difference.
* Eyllia nods
<Eyllia> Lysa, find Grahm and get the ship ready
* Xyrin is now known as Lysa
<Lysa> Aye aye.
* Lysa will run off to do that.
* Lysa is now known as Xyrin
<Xyrin> [Primordial] So I might see a demon after all?
<Eyllia> Kadanu, select the group the Drake will carry... I still need to meet quickly with Siru Lalu before we depart
* Kadanu smiles grimly.
<Kadanu> Thank you.
<Kadanu> I believe she's in the library, coordinating city preparations.
* Eyllia nods
<Eyllia> Lets go Xyrin
* Xyrin grins and follows.
<Eyllia> (to the library!)

Induriel has an audience with May

* Mamitu will be roaming the castle making sure everything is prepared for the troops to leave.
<Induriel> (I thought they'd already gone? Or this is the contingent that *isn't
* with the Vanilorrans?)
<Mamitu> (I think the vanillorans and Thantopolitans are leaving first to get there as soon as possible. The Lalu troops need more time.)
<Korivan> (Vanilorrans went with the thantipolicatn undead troops)
<Induriel> (Right, then.)
* Induriel has Valtheriel guide him to speak with Mamitu
<Mamitu> Induriel can catch up with her in the meeting room, probably just dismissing some of her lieutenants.
* Induriel approaches
<Mamitu> Istyar! How are you faring?
<Induriel> I am well enough, thank you, Winyamo. How are you?
<Mamitu> Busy but good. What can I do for you?
<Induriel> Well, at the moment I have something I wished to discuss with you in my formal role as Ambassador.
<Induriel> I understand that Lugal Corvis has already departed with an advance force?
<Mamitu> Yes, they rode out not half an hour ago, I believe.
* Zari-werk ( has joined #YOAW
* Induriel sighs
<Induriel> I also understand that they were accompanied by the squadron from Vanilorra?
<Mamitu> The vanilorrans? I hadn't heard that.
<Induriel> . o O (Well that's a relief.)
<Induriel> Ah. Well, apparently they volunteered and offered their services, and Lugal Corvis accepted.
<Mamitu> That seems sensible.
<Mamitu> Our forces are thin. We can use all the help we can get right now.
<Induriel> Then would you like to hire the services of the Ola Sornë? I am sure Laito would be willing to help.
* Mamitu considers that for a moment.
<Mamitu> I assume their services are not cheap.
<Induriel> I don't know - you would have to take that up with the Captain. Under the circumstances, I expect he would be willing to be reasonable - he wishes to earn your good opinion.
<Induriel> (er, sorry, they)\
<Induriel> (they)
<Mamitu> It's not a bad idea. But the process might take time. Besides, they aren't even here.
<Induriel> Perhaps it would be good to at least make preparations, in case this expedition is not able to put an end to the problem.
<Induriel> It seems there are more threats from the south in any case - you may well need the Ola Sornë in the near future.
* Mamitu nods, then remembers that you can't see her. "Indeed. It's defintiely worth looking into. I'll talk to my uncle. It may be prudent to approach Laito in case the worst happens."
<Induriel> Please remember also that Aethrennar can provide additional magical defenders, if you so choose.
<Induriel> I hope it will not be necessary, but it is something to keep in mind, depending on how serious the threat from the south proves to be.
<Mamitu> I understand. I'm hesitant to involve any large outside forces it we can handle it locally, but we have options if it comes to it.

Eyllia interrupts

* Induriel and Mamitu are in discussion
<Mamitu> ...I understand. I'm hesitant to involve any large outside forces it we can handle it locally, but we have options if it comes to it.
* Eyllia will enter the library with her brother
<Mamitu> Eyl... Lady D'Azzure.
* Induriel turns blindly toward Eyllia and bows silently
<Eyllia> May! I know you are busy but I'm pressed for time if I'm to get your forces moving on the Drake. Can you spare me a moment?
<Mamitu> My forces... what?
<Eyllia> I ran into Kadanu on my was into the keep
<Eyllia> She explained that demons are assulting in the south
<Mamitu> Yes, I believe she was about to leave as soon as the troops are ready.
<Mamitu> Are you offering to ferry them?
* Eyllia nods
<YOAW_Narrator> (he)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Just, as an aside)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Kadanu is male. :p)
<Eyllia> (oops sorry)
<Mamitu> (Gah, my bad)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Not a big deal, mostly just reminding myself to go fix it in the logs later. ;) )
<Mamitu> That might save them some time. What did you need?
<Eyllia> A couple of things... firstly I've encountered raiders from another plane. The Quom who are looking for Fragements of Lakal... which are like shards of thier god from what little we've learned.
* Mamitu blinks.
<Induriel> (Does this mean anything to me?)
<YOAW_Narrator> (You can roll for it, sure.)
<Mamitu> (Ditto)
<Induriel> (Knowledge?)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Yeah)
<Mamitu> !roll (Education help?)
* Korivan rolls for Mamitu: [ Error. The syntax is !d20 x d x + x. ].
* Lan-werk rolls for Mamitu: [ Error. The syntax is !roll xdx+x. ].
<Mamitu> (Gah)
<Mamitu> (Does Education help?)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Sure)
<Induriel> !roll 6d6
* Korivan rolls for Induriel: [ 6d6 ] getting [ 4 5 6 2 1 5 ] for a total of [ 23 ].
* Lan-werk rolls for Induriel: [ 6d6 ] getting [ 1 2 6 5 3 6 ] for a total of [ 23 ].
<Mamitu> !roll 6d6
* Korivan rolls for Mamitu: [ 6d6 ] getting [ 5 1 4 4 1 3 ] for a total of [ 18 ].
* Lan-werk rolls for Mamitu: [ 6d6 ] getting [ 4 4 6 5 2 5 ] for a total of [ 26 ].
<Mamitu> Which ones are we using?
<Induriel> (Keep 4, so that's 20)
<Eyllia> The Houses are requesting your aid in understanding this threat. I've got reports from the prisoners we captured and notes from Vana on the portal magic she observed.
<YOAW_Narrator> (Heh, I like how the first two were the same)
<Induriel> (I'm consistent. :D )
<Mamitu> (Either 16 or 24)
* Remote is off
<YOAW_Narrator> (I'll be nice and use the bottom ones. Should be the same for Charles either way)
<YOAW_Narrator> It's pretty obscure knowledge, but you both have actually heard of them. They're an old race (and that's something if the elduar are saying it) who lost their planar home and their god (which were one in the same) in the Dawn War.
<Mamitu> The Quom? That's an old name... I wasn't sure if they were really more than old legends.
<Induriel> And they are looking for the Fragments of their god *here
* ? :/
<Eyllia> It's in the reports. Is this something that you can consult your texts and learn more?
<Mamitu> Of course. I only know the barest fragments of lore but there may be something more in the library. As soon as the crisis in the south is finished I'm at your disposal.
<Eyllia> Thank you
* Mamitu smiles.
<Mamitu> Don't worry, we'll figure out what's going on.
<Induriel> I wonder if it's related.
<Eyllia> Secondly, I'd like to introduce my brother Xyrin D'Azzure
* Xyrin makes a studied bow to May.
<Mamitu> It's possibly, Istyar. The two events so close together.
<Xyrin> It is a pleasure to meet you, Lady Lalu.
* Mamitu smiles. "Pleased to meet you, Lord D'Azzure".
* Xyrin says carefully in Turathi.
* Xyrin ( Quit (Quit:
* Mamitu will bow slightly.
<Eyllia> My trip here was to be a simple fact finding trip, and I was glad to bring Xyrin along for the experence.
<Eyllia> I did not expect to be heading into potential confrontation with demons
* Xyrin ( has joined #gnomeland
<Induriel> Ah. Welcome, Lord Xyrin. I am Induriel of House Antalanon, the Ambassador from Aethrennar.
<Mamitu> No, I can imagine not. I won't expect you to engage them of course. But we appreciate your help in expeditingour forces.
<Xyrin> It is a pleasure to meet you, Induriel of House Antalanon.
* Xyrin says, carefully pronouncing your name.
* Induriel bows in his direction
<YOAW_Narrator> You get the impression his Turathi is still kind of shaky.
<Eyllia> If it's not too much to ask, I would like for Xyrin to stay here, under your protection.
<Mamitu> Of course. Lord D'azzure, you are very welcome in our city. I'll have rooms made up for you immediately.
* Xyrin gives Eyllia a horribly betrayed look.
<Xyrin> But...
* Xyrin forces a smile towards May.
<Xyrin> My thanks, Lady Lalu. I am grateful for your hospitality.
<Eyllia> Don't pout. Do you think either of us would survive Mother if I took you anywhere near a demon?
* May ( Quit (Quit: Connection closed for inactivity)
<Mamitu> Trust me, there's plenty to keep you occupied here. I'll show you some of the city myself.
* Mamitu smiles.
<Xyrin> Oh.
* Xyrin smiles.
* Eyllia will take May's hand
<Xyrin> That would be nice.
<Eyllia> Thank you. Grahm is being informed as well and will help you.
<Mamitu> Thank *you*.
<Eyllia> It should only be a week or two... when I'm back, we should go dancing.
* Xyrin frowns at Eyllia.
* Mamitu smiles. "That would be fun. Let's hope there aren't any mor crises before then."
<Eyllia> that's ok. I dance better in a crisis.
* Xyrin rolls his eyes.
* Mamitu laughs
* Kadanu ( Quit (Quit:
<Eyllia> I need to get going.
* Induriel smiles
<Induriel> (In response to her joke, not to her leaving! :O )
<Mamitu> Of course. We'll speak more when you return.
<Mamitu> Thank you again.
* Eyllia smiles
<Mamitu> And thank you as well, Istyar, I will consider your advice.
<Xyrin> [Primordial] Be careful, sis.
* Induriel nods
<Induriel> Thank you, Winyamo. I will leave you to your planning.
* Xyrin says almost grudgingly.
* Mamitu will take Induriel's hand and squeeze it gently in a sign of thanks.
<Eyllia> [Primordial] I'm better than careful. Take advantage of this opportunity to be on your own away from Hearthspire to learn all that you can
* Xyrin nods.
* Induriel squeezes back gently
* Eyllia gives her brother a big hug
* Mamitu turns to Xyrin with a smile.
<Mamitu> Let's get you some food and find you a place to stay, then.
* Xyrin tries to be manly about a hug from his big sister, then actually relents and hugs back.
* Xyrin smiles at May.
<Xyrin> That would be great.
* Eyllia says her goodbyes and runs out

Korivan chats idly with Marcus

<Korivan> (I am assuming we don't really have enough people to go after these demons here atm, without leavng our other places oo vulnerable?)
<Korivan> (Just sitting around would drive him nuts though)
<YOAW_Narrator> (So it's a good question of what is he doing right now. ;) )
<YOAW_Narrator> Faasha and folks will have done the ritual for the fallen messenger by now.
<Korivan> (Good - I think he would try and grab a few people, including Faasha for sure, to g out with one of these groups of allies)
<Korivan> (So maybe organizing that with whatever resources we have and can spare :x)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Do you want to try to get him on the Drake, of have him go out with the Turathi forces who it couldn't accommodate?)
<Korivan> (Drake would be better i.e. faster)
<YOAW_Narrator> (I think that can be arranged)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Okay, now I have a scene idea that is, at least to me, kind of funny. :) )
<YOAW_Narrator> We'll presume you manage to secure a place on the Drake in time, you and a few of your booyahg.
<Korivan> (Oh goody)
<Korivan> (we are not exactly ship people, this will be fun ;)
* Korivan will leave behind someone competent (Valrek?) to fill in Kraaz and Mygal
<YOAW_Narrator> (That works. I believe you already sent a messenger off to them)
<YOAW_Narrator> Space is at a premium, and you find yourself at the railing next to Marcus.
<Korivan> (yes, but now we have more details)
* Marcus ( has joined #gnomeland
<Marcus> You all right there?
<Korivan> Fine.
<Marcus> Not used to ship travel, eh?
<Korivan> No.
* Marcus nods.
<Marcus> I didn't do so great my first few times out.
<Marcus> Threw up over the side.
<Marcus> It just takes getting used to.
<Marcus> The ship, not throwing up, I mean.
<Korivan> I'm not... ill.
* Marcus nods.
<Marcus> Okay.
* Marcus pauses awkwardly.
<Marcus> So, how much do you know about what we're going into?
<Korivan> The Ankai are defending themselves.... they have some...summoned assistance
<Korivan> But they are...trapped.
<Korivan> I don't know where they came from )....
<Korivan> but it si like the Maazikai
<Marcus> Old enemies of your people, right?
<Korivan> yes.
<Marcus> I thought they'd been wiped out.
<Korivan> They had...enthralled the Ankai.
<Korivan> maybe...some escaped
<Korivan> or never...came to battle @_@
* Marcus nods.
<Korivan> bu it could be....something else
<Korivan> we will see
<Marcus> Did their...booyahg not accompany them in battle like you do?
<Korivan> (Actually the the ancestors have any insights as to where they could have come rom?)
<Korivan> Some.
<YOAW_Narrator> (hmm)
<Korivan> They are needed to control the demons
<Korivan> but I don't controlled these are
<Korivan> enough to focus...on their target
<YOAW_Narrator> (Uh, roll me magical Awareness)
<Marcus> Once they get the scent, as it were, it's difficult to dissuade them. Demons are single-minded, in my limited experience.
<Korivan> !roll 5d6
* Lan-werk rolls for Korivan: [ 5d6 ] getting [ 2 3 3 5 4 ] for a total of [ 17 ].
<Marcus> If they even have a mind.
<Korivan> (12)
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> (I cold add an ancestors die there, actually, sec)
<Korivan> !roll 1d6
* Lan-werk rolls for Korivan: [ 1d6 ] getting [ 5 ].
<Korivan> (14)
<YOAW_Narrator> The ancestors are, obviously, pretty riled, but you can make some things out.
<YOAW_Narrator> "blood.chaos.booyashag"
<YOAW_Narrator> (A goblin word roughly translating as "warlock")
<Korivan> mmm.... someone... has made a pact @_@
<Marcus> A pact?
<Korivan> to be... a vessel.... for their power @_@
<Marcus> So we'll need to find them, or this is likely to happen again.
<Korivan> yes.
* Marcus nods gravely.
<Marcus> Dangerous place, this.
<Marcus> Though I suppose everywhere is to someone.
* Korivan nods
* Korivan is distracted by this new revelation
<Marcus> Oh, hey, there's Meghan. I'm going to go catch up.
* Marcus says awkwardly.
* Korivan nods again
<Korivan> I should... speak to the Booyagh @_@
* Marcus nods.
<Marcus> I'll leave you to that.
* Marcus will step away.

Korivan consults his apprentices

* Korivan will try and see where his peeps are, to consult wth them about this whole Booyashag thing
<YOAW_Narrator> They're gathered together, clearly not having fun on the ship.
* Korivan will make his way over there, very much not used to being on a fast moving ocean ship, which does *not
* pair well with his usual levels of dustraction, and definitely not with extra distraction
* Faasha is sitting braiding Halgalaz's hair, placing small protective charms in it.
<Korivan> Halgalaz... Faasha. I've had a revelaton from the ancestors @_@
* Korivan will also sit :p
<Halgalaz> What is it?
* Faasha frowns.
<Korivan> there is ...a booyashag
<Korivan> who summoned the hoard @_@
* Halgalaz curses.
<Faasha> So we must find them and send them to their masters.
<Korivan> yes.
<Korivan> this will be...a challenge
<Korivan> They will have great power
<Faasha> As do we.
<Faasha> Bane is with us. Who can stand before us?
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> Bane has given us... a challenge @_@
<Halgalaz> What will we need?
* Korivan thinks
<YOAW_Narrator> (You have rituals for finding one, though the easiest (mystically if now logistically) would be to capture one of the demons and trace the link back from there. It's doable on a dead one, but it's more difficult, less reliable, and you'd have to do it quickly.)
<Korivan> trap a demon @_@
<Korivan> (are the rituals somethign I think we can accomplish on our own, or would we need or benefit from more casters?)
<YOAW_Narrator> (You could make do, but more casters would help. You're already a bit drained from empowering the Ankai spirits.)
<Korivan> (Yeah)
<Korivan> We will need.... allies.
<Korivan> When we join with the ther forces... I will talk to... Magus Auspex. His mark will be useful @_@
* Halgalaz looks dubious, but nods.
<Korivan> He is gifted at seeing... the unseen @_@
* Korivan considers who else there may be available for ritualists
<YOAW_Narrator> (Vana, you've worked with her before.)
<Korivan> (Yeah I was thinking about her - I feel liek mostly its more martial folks who've rolled out for this so far though - is that correct?)
<Korivan> Vana..perhaps...
<YOAW_Narrator> (Yeah.)
<YOAW_Narrator> (We can say Sagax is around.)
<YOAW_Narrator> (:))
<Korivan> The Turathi... perhaps.
<Faasha> Do we really need the outsiders?
<Korivan> The three of us alone.... will not be strong enough.
<Korivan> Any Ankai booyagh... will be weakened from the siege.
* Faasha huffs, but nods acquiescence.
<Korivan> Bane does not make us... omnipotent. We are not gods @_@.
<Korivan> Know your strengths @_@
<Korivan> YOur ties to your tribe are strong...and we may need them @_@
<Faasha> I know my strengths. I'm just frustrated by my weaknesses.
* Halgalaz elbows her lightly.
<Korivan> Allies.... are not a weakness.
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* Faasha nods.
<Faasha> Yes, gaath.
* Korivan nods

Laris practices summoning the Kai do Arat

<YOAW_Narrator> Laris, it's a long ride through the night and into the next day, but you're not unused to that sort of thing. The Vanilorrans seem to take it in stride, and Harbinger is as tireless as your troops. Rufus is the most affected, but he's stoic and likewise not entirely inexperienced with such.
<YOAW_Narrator> You make it into the hills south of the city, slowing slightly as you'll need to be more on guard for the time being.
* Faasha is now known as Loce
* Halgalaz is now known as Harbinger
* Laris will have scouts go ahead to make sure we don't walk into anything.
<YOAW_Narrator> Harbinger and the elves volunteer to do that, if you would like.
<Laris> (sure, that works)
* Harbinger is now known as Rufus_Metillius
<Rufus_Metillius> Us and a single century of troops in nominally friendly territory turned hostile. Kind of brings back memories, huh?
* Laris gives a faint smile at that.
<Laris> We have reinforcements not far behind, at least.
<Rufus_Metillius> And they're actually there and should be here on time.
<Rufus_Metillius> That's a pleasant change.
<Laris> yes
<Rufus_Metillius> Did you get to talk to Dianthea before we rode out?
<Laris> (did I? or did I just send a message?)
<Rufus_Metillius> (I think you just sent a message.)
<Laris> Not directly... I sent a message. I hope she will understand the urgency of the matter.
<Rufus_Metillius> I'm sure she will. She'll just worry, but nothing's going to change that.
* Laris nods, still a bit concerned
<Rufus_Metillius> I'm thinking we just try to engage and pull back. Relieve the Ankai some without too much risk.
<Rufus_Metillius> They rush us, hopefully the Ankai know to charge their flank.
* Laris looks around the area, considering the lay of the land and how defensible it might be.
<YOAW_Narrator> It's hilly, so you could probably find a good spot to defend.
<YOAW_Narrator> And demons aren't known for their tactical acumen.
<Laris> We can at least divide their attention and draw some of the pressure off the Ankai. One of these hills will serve as a decent spot to give us the high ground and let us keep them at a disadvantage.
* Rufus_Metillius nods.
<Rufus_Metillius> It'd be great to have Varinia and her archers here, but we'll make do.
<Rufus_Metillius> I guess we'll have the Kai Do Arat, too, theoretically?
<Laris> In theory, yes. I've never tried summoning them this far away, but I'll try it.
<Rufus_Metillius> It's not going to strain you or anything, is it? It hasn't seemed too difficult so far.
<Laris> So far it's just been a matter of concentration - it hasn't seemed to put any undue strain on me that I've noticed. But I haven't tried it a lot, and I don't know how it might be affected by distance from their base or any other factors.
* Rufus_Metillius nods.
<Rufus_Metillius> Just want to make sure you're in fighting shape.
* Rufus_Metillius smiles.
<Laris> Maybe I should try it now, to make sure it works, before we engage our enemies.
<Rufus_Metillius> I'd say be careful, but I don't really know what that would entail.
* Rufus_Metillius will make sure he's riding close to you just in case.
* Laris will at least slow down before attempting to contact Ulkash.
<YOAW_Narrator> You can reach out to Ulkash, in a way you can't completely quantify.
* Loce is now known as Ulkash
<Ulkash> Chosen. Has the time of battle arrived?
* Ulkash appears floating in the air alongside you.
<Laris> We are drawing near to the enemy. Soon we will attempt to divide their attention and draw them into battle.
<Laris> Can your forces be ready?
<Ulkash> We are every ready, Chosen.
<Laris> Very good.
<Ulkash> I must warn you, it is not an easy thing to call upon our kin at distance.
<Ulkash> It is...tiring.
* Laris nods.
<Ulkash> I speak from experience.
<Laris> What should I expect, then? Do I need to focus all my energy upon calling them?
<Ulkash> Only at first. That is the spark. Then they will fuel their fire with yours.
<Ulkash> Be careful of letting it burn down completely.
* Laris nods
<Laris> If it reaches that point, what will happen?
<Ulkash> You will join us.
<Laris> ... all right.
<Ulkash> It is not immediate, and you are powerful. I suspect you can sustain them for quite some time.
<Ulkash> But you should be aware of the possibility.
* Laris nods
<Laris> I will be ... judicious.
* Rufus_Metillius frowns, but remains silent for the moment.
<Laris> Thank you.
* Ulkash nods.
<YOAW_Narrator> A rider approaches from the direction you're travelling. One of the elves, it looks like.
* Laris turns his attention to the approaching scout.
* Ulkash is now known as Elf_Scout
<Elf_Scout> Lugal Corvis.
<Laris> Salve, rider. What news do you bring?
<Elf_Scout> We've located the enemy, and they seem to be contained to the valley overlooked by the Ankai caves for the moment.
<Elf_Scout> Also, some of our reinforcements are already here.
<Laris> they are?
<Elf_Scout> We spotted the genasi ship offshore, disembarking Turathi troops.
<Elf_Scout> They're on the coast, east of here, for the moment.
<Laris> Ah... the Drake travels swiftly.
* Elf_Scout nods.
<Rufus_Metillius> That was lucky.
<Rufus_Metillius> That could make a lot of difference.
<Laris> I hope so.
<Laris> What did you see of the enemy's numbers and forces?
* Laris asks the scout
<Elf_Scout> It's somewhat difficult to tell specifics, but roughly forty of the smaller variety, ten of the large bull-like demons, and six of the insectile ones.
<Rufus_Metillius> Fifty six. If they were mortal, this would be simple...
<Laris> (does that match up with what we heard? like from the scrying and such?)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Yeah, pretty much)
<Laris> (okay. just wanted to make sure this was probably the whole force and not a subsection of it where the others would jump out and surprise us later ;)
<YOAW_Narrator> (*nod*)
<Laris> That sounds like what we had been told.
<Laris> We'll set up our troops in that area and try to draw their attention away from the Ankai
* Laris says, gesturing to wherever he thinks is a reasonable location
* Eyllia ( Quit (Ping timeout: 189 seconds)
* Rufus_Metillius nods and will direct his troops to deploy to that position.
<Laris> We just need to distract them for now - when our reinforcements arrive, we can start to press them more seriously.
* Laris takes a minute, however, to lean over and give Rufus a kiss.


May tries to patch Korivan up after the ritual to scry on the Ankai

* Korivan seems a little more pale/grey after feeding the spirits.
* May will release the spell and go over to check on her boy toy.
<May> Are you okay?
* Korivan shakes his head to rid himself of the after effects of the visions, then looks down at his bloody hand and shrugs
<May> Lets get you inside and bandage that up.
* May puts a hand on your arm to lead you.
* Korivan nods, and will follow our direction
<Korivan> (your)
<Korivan> We need to tell the others.... before they go @_@ br><May> We will. This won't take long. I don't want you bleeding all over the new floors.
* May will take him inside to clean and bandage the wound as best she can.
<Mamitu> You know, whenever I involve blood in my rituals I try to make sure it's someone else's.
<Korivan> This is more...effective
<Korivan> for these spirits
<Korivan> It should be...willing.
<Korivan> the stronger the connection...the better. Like at the lake
* Mamitu rolls her eyes but smiles.
<Mamitu> One of these days you're going to cut something inportant by accident.
* Korivan grins
<Korivan> I know where all the...important things... are
* Mamitu laughs.
<Mamitu> Well, I guess it does have the advantage of being more dramatic than incense.
<Korivan> The spirits like....drama
<Mamitu> I can relate.
* Mamitu grins.
<Korivan> I know.
* Korivan flexes his hand to test your work
<Mamitu> That's part of what I like about you.
<Korivan> What is?
<Korivan> The drama?
* Korivan smirks
* Mamitu grins.
<Mamitu> Yup.
<Mamitu> !roll 3d6
* Korivan rolls for Mamitu: [ 3d6 ] getting [ 2 4 1 ] for a total of [ 7 ].
* Korivan will tighten it a bit >.>
<Korivan> YOu don' this part much. NOt as much bandaging with your sacrifices @_@
* Mamitu blushes slightly.
* Korivan says, meaning to be teasing
<Mamitu> No... not so much.
<Mamitu> Our gods can be... demanding.
<Korivan> Usually Halgalaz dos this part
<Korivan> I won't.. tell her ;)
<Mamitu> I'm guessing she's better at it than I am?
* Korivan looks down at his hands, which are scarred from other rites.
<Korivan> More practice
* Mamitu frowns slightly.
* Mamitu takes his wounded hand gently and kisses the back of it.
* Korivan gives you a puzzled look
<Mamitu> I've been told a kiss helps it heal.
* Korivan smirks
<Korivan> Who told you that...and what were you kissing? >:D
* Mamitu laughs.
<Mamitu> Oh, you know... I probably read it somewhere.
* Mamitu says with a smirk.
<Korivan> I would say I have other things you can kiss.... But... the Ankai need us :|
<Mamitu> Later?
* Korivan grins and stands to go head back towards the hall with you
<Korivan> Later, yes.
<Mamitu> Good.
* Mamitu will accompany him back downstairs.

May and Induriel discuss possible solutions to his blindness

* Induriel returns to his quarters after their discussion
* Mamitu will come up to his quarters later that night, after things have settled down a bit, and knock on his chamber door.
* Induriel has Induriel admit and announce the visitor
<Mamitu> (lol)
<Induriel> (er, Mifflepon. :P )
<Mamitu> Hello Istyar, I wanted to come and make sure you were getting on ok.
<Induriel> Winyamo! Welcome! You have had a busy day, I know. Please, sit.
<Induriel> I trust everything went well?
<Mamitu> Yes, it's been very... hectic.
* Mamitu will sit.
<Induriel> Perhaps some refreshments?
* Induriel gestures in the general direction of where he thinks Mifflepon is
<Mamitu> So far. Everyone is off, I believe. We'll see what happens next.
<Mamitu> Thank you. Just tea if you have it. I still have work to do tonight.
<Induriel> I hope it goes well. I have to admit, I am disturbed that this is happening - I thought we had already resolved this at the lake. :/
<Mamitu> Nothing ever stays quiet around here, it seems.
<Induriel> No. But I suppose that's inevitable.
<Induriel> In any case, I'm glad you're here.
<Mamitu> I admit, I thought ruling would involve more relaxing and being fed grapes.
<Induriel> We can attend to that last part, at least. Mifflepon, do we have grapes?
* Mamitu laughs.
<Mamitu> It was a joke. But I wouldn't say no. I haven't had dinner yet.
* Induriel doesn't bother gesturing this time, as Mifflepon will certainly attend to this immediately
<Induriel> We must feed you, then.
<Induriel> And if you have a moment, I had an idea about resolving my condition that I wanted to bring up with you.
<Mamitu> Really? Have you discovered something new?
<Induriel> No, but I did have a thought. There is a resource available to us which we have not attempted to use yet: the dragon Gladius.
<Induriel> He is an ancient an knowledgeable being.
<Mamitu> Gladius? You think he can cure you?
<Induriel> I don't know. I think he may be able to help.
<Mamitu> I hadn't considered it, but it's worth asking.
<Induriel> Yes, I think so too. But I wanted to check with you first. The circumstances under which this happened are sensitive; I wouldn't want to spread the knowledge of them around.
<Induriel> But Gladius was in the service of Arkhosia, so he may well know things about warding off Infernal powers, or dealing with their effects after the fact.
<Mamitu> No, but we may not need to give out any particulars. I can set up a meeting with the three of us to discuss it.
<Induriel> Thank you, Winyamo. I expect we can count on Gladius' discretion in any case, but it is wise to consider such things.
<Mamitu> Of course. You know I'm dedicated to finding a cure for you. You wouldn't be in this situation if not for me.
<Induriel> Thank you, Winyamo. But this isn't your fault!
<Mamitu> I know. But it's my responsibility. I know enough to know the difference.
* Induriel nods and smiles
<Induriel> Good.
<Induriel> But do not feel you need to compromise your own secrecy or security for my sake.
* Mamitu smiles.
<Mamitu> Don't worry. I'll be discrete.
<Induriel> Good.
<Induriel> Hmmm. It occurs to me that as long as we're consulting Gladius about this, we may want to ask about these demons as well...
<Mamitu> In the meantime, s there anything I can do to make you more comfortable here?
<Induriel> No, thank you, I don't think so. I am well looked after.
<Mamitu> It couldn't hurt to ask.
<Induriel> He too is a resource who may help to defend the city physically, if it comes to that.
<Mamitu> Yes. He should at least be made aware of the situation.
* Induriel sighs
<Induriel> Well, with any luck Lugal Corvis will return with news that he was able to put an end to it, and we can put this behind us.
<Mamitu> I hope so. The timing of this is terrible with everything else going on. I can't help but wonder if it's all coincidence.
* Induriel frowns
<Induriel> I can't help but think of what Lady Eyllia said about the Quom and the pieces of their god...
<Mamitu> Yes. I'll need to begin researching that as soon as possible... I'm not going to get any sleep tonight, am I?
* Mamitu says that last part almost to herself.
<Induriel> Some, I hope! You must take care of yourself.
* Mamitu laughs.
<Mamitu> "But the road before me is long and there is no time for rest."
* Mamitu quotes an Aethrennari poet.
<Induriel> Hah. Evocative words; but I do not think the poet Lyrano was talking about a situation like this. :/
<Mamitu> True, he may have thought differently if he'd had to rule a city.
<Induriel> Yes. Poets can be terribly impractical, I am told.
<Mamitu> Completely unlike the two of us, of course.
* Mamitu grins.
<Induriel> Indeed.
* Induriel reaches for her hand and give it a squeeze
* Mamitu squeezes back with a smile.

Korivan invites Eyllia to the fight

* Korivan will make his way over to wherever Eyllia is doing her captaining
* Korivan seems not to be super enjoying the ocean travel ;p
<Korivan> Captain... Eyllia
* Eyllia will be near the helm
<Eyllia> Oh Korivan, Eyllia is fine. You and yours settling in well?
<Korivan> Better once we get land.
* Korivan grins
<Korivan> The ocean is not... our place.
<Eyllia> Cramped conditions and as fast a sail as we can manage is not the best introduction either.
* Korivan shrugs at that
<Korivan> That's not... the issue @_@
<Korivan> It's too... big >.>
<Eyllia> Ah... well I think land can be too steady at times
* Korivan shrugs
<Korivan> Drink more >:D
<Eyllia> for your sake then, be happy we're following the coast.
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> When we arrive... Are you coming to the fight? @_@
<Eyllia> I want to
<Korivan> Your skill would be useful.
<Korivan> I have had an insight from the ancestors and we have a ...difficult task @_@
<Eyllia> more than fighting demons?
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> There is a... booyashag...controlling them. SOmeone who has made a pact...for power...with their forces @_@
<Korivan> TO find them.... we need to capture a demon. Alive is better @_@
<Eyllia> difficult task indeed
<Korivan> then we must face the Booyashag @_@
<Korivan> They will have... powerful magics...of chaos and destruction
<Korivan> But...a quick blade is...a quick blade
* Eyllia nods her understanding
<Eyllia> I'll talk to Meghan. Between the two of us, I think we can help you out.
<Eyllia> in both tasks
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> And Marcus too... perhaps.
<Eyllia> barely alive, still counts as alive, right?
* Korivan glances over to where he is talking to Megan
<Korivan> Yes.
<Korivan> More time to....trace the link... is all we need.
<Eyllia> and then the Booyashag
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> For now.... I am going to rest.
<Korivan> Or try >.>
<Eyllia> I can have some rum sent to you, if it will help.
<Korivan> I am happy to find out.
* Eyllia smiles
<Korivan> We will repay... your hospitality another time
<Eyllia> I'll add it to the ledger
* Eyllia winks
* Korivan grins and will go rejoin his peeps and try to rest and/or get drunk :V