Ye Olde Adventure Worlde session 47

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Saḫḫiru helps provide Induriel some true artistic inspiration in his attempts to appeal to Corellon Larethian, with some success in improving his sight. Laris checks in with Varinia at the fort. May and Saḫḫiru discuss diplomatic approaches to the Amanya Hatal. She also checks in with Eyllia and provides her some distraction]]. Vana awakes after her injuries while Eyllia watches over her. Kraaz finally returns and checks in on Korivan. Laris also checks in on Korivan and theytalk about the prophecies that have been going around, and the possibility of adopting Laris into the Hrieffen.

Session date: 2019-11-10
In Game date: Month 10

House rolls

<YOAW_Narrator> Okay, let's start with House Lalu, then
<May> k k
<May> I don't have to roll, right, since I did twice ago?
<YOAW_Narrator> That is correct
* Eyllia ( has joined #gnomeland
<YOAW_Narrator> Heya Terry
<Eyllia> hello
<Eyllia> how are folks?
<YOAW_Narrator> Blerg
<YOAW_Narrator> But here
<Laris> pretty good.
<May> Though I did You know what... I have a fresh new granary and a new status die. Maybe I should roll anyway >.>
<May> It's a status roll, right?
<YOAW_Narrator> Yeah
<YOAW_Narrator> Let me check your modifiers
<May> Does stewardship count?
<YOAW_Narrator> It does, actually
<May> Sweet. I'm gonna go ahead and actually roll it then. Just to see.
<May> !roll 6d6+3
<Laris> there's no werk heather in here
<May> Hrmmm... Where is there one?
<Laris> nowhere, it looks like she dropped off sometime.
<YOAW_Narrator> Hold on, I can fire up my dice bot
<May> cool
<Laris> we could roll on roll20, if that's easier
<Laris> but whichever :)
<Korivan> oh shoot
<Korivan> sec
* Remote is on (Ctcps,Events,Raw)
<Korivan> you can roll on me
<May> heh, that's what she said
<Korivan> I turned it on here
<Korivan> ;p
<May> :V
<May> !roll 6d6+3
* Korivan rolls for May: [ 6d6+3 ] getting [ 2 4 5 6 2 1 ] for a total of [ 20 ] which, after the modifier [ 3 ] totals [ 23 ].
<May> 22 +/- 1
* Josh_Dicebot (~Kennesaw@ has joined #gnomeland
* Josh_Dicebot (~Kennesaw@ Quit (Client Quit)
<May> hee
<YOAW_Narrator> You have -2 from Law, so it's actually a 20 +/- 1, but that'll get you a Blessing.
<May> Cool :)
<YOAW_Narrator> So, 1-3 to one thing, or 1 each to two different things.
<May> I'll add 1 each to law and lands, to reflect the recent campaigns.
<YOAW_Narrator> Technically, you don't get to decide. :p
<May> Oh, I don't?
<May> Nevemind then!
<May> :V
<YOAW_Narrator> I was just going to up law, actually, as the decisive action with the Ankai bolstered support.
<YOAW_Narrator> !1d3
<May> cool
<YOAW_Narrator> !roll 1d3
* Korivan rolls for YOAW_Narrator: [ 1d3 ] getting [ 3 ].
<May> Nice!
<Laris> :)
<May> Even better!
<YOAW_Narrator> House Corvis?
<YOAW_Narrator> You don't have to roll
<Laris> I'd like to put 1 into Defense if possible. It could be for the Kai do Arat again, like we did before, or whatever you think makes sense.
<Korivan> I'm trying to decide if I want to roll, and if I don't hat wouel be reasonable to inclrease :p
<Laris> oh wait. I forgot I have my cool new feature :o
<Korivan> I'd *like
* to put up wealth but I'm not sure it makes sense
<Laris> maybe I should roll just to see the ridiculous roll ;)
<YOAW_Narrator> By all means :)
<Laris> (the one that lets me add my Cunning + Status for house rolls)
<May> hee
<Laris> okay I'll roll. because I want to see it :p
<YOAW_Narrator> heh
<May> Heather, maybe there was loot in the last few battles that you guys pilaged?
<Laris> I think this is right.
<Laris> !roll 10d6+7
* Korivan rolls for Laris: [ 10d6+7 ] getting [ 5 5 1 6 2 5 5 6 4 2 ] for a total of [ 41 ] which, after the modifier [ 7 ] totals [ 48 ].
<May> Jezebus
<YOAW_Narrator> Good lord
<Laris> so minus 3, 45.
<Laris> plus or minus 2
<Laris> er, 1
<Laris> plus or minus 1 I mean
<May> You are... a god among stewards.
<YOAW_Narrator> Once you get over 42, it doesn't matter
<YOAW_Narrator> :p
<Laris> heh
<Korivan> heh
<Laris> okay, trying that again :p
<Laris> !roll 6d6+10
* Korivan rolls for Laris: [ 6d6+10 ] getting [ 4 5 4 5 4 4 ] for a total of [ 26 ] which, after the modifier [ 10 ] totals [ 36 ].
<Laris> boo :p having to drop two 4s sucks. That brings it to 28?
<Laris> plus or minus 1
<YOAW_Narrator> Oh, *only
* 28 :p
<May> Still nice!
<YOAW_Narrator> And still a boon
<Laris> heh
<Laris> cool
<Laris> do you pick where that goes?
<YOAW_Narrator> I'm just trying to figure out what's good there. I'm thinking Wealth and Defense. Up to you if you want to put the Defense towards the KDA or the for Corvis itself.
<YOAW_Narrator> Yeah.
<Laris> ok
<YOAW_Narrator> !roll 1d6
* Korivan rolls for YOAW_Narrator: [ 1d6 ] getting [ 3 ].
<Laris> let's put it on the KDA, that makes most sense as far as 'things I'm working on building up'
<Laris> and does my Tavern count since if Wealth is getting raised, Influence also gains +1?
<YOAW_Narrator> !roll 1d3
* Korivan rolls for YOAW_Narrator: [ 1d3 ] getting [ 3 ].
<YOAW_Narrator> It does. :)
<Laris> woot
<YOAW_Narrator> The Kai Do Arat castle is getting close to being refurbished.
<Laris> yay!
<YOAW_Narrator> And I'm thinking a trading windfall for the Wealth stuff, which is enough to invest in a new 5 pt. Wealth holding
<Laris> oooh
<Laris> cool :)
<Laris> that works, thanks!
<Laris> we bought furniture for the new castle ;)
<YOAW_Narrator> Heh
<Laris> patched up the holes in the walls and stuff
<YOAW_Narrator> Okay, Hrieffen?
<YOAW_Narrator> You also do not have to roll
<Korivan> yeah
<Korivan> trying to decide
<Korivan> wealth if it makes sense :x
<Korivan> otherwise population
<Korivan> I guess Kraaz can show up late with loot
<YOAW_Narrator> Yeah, I'm down with that. :)
<Korivan> sweet

Induriel has better luck sculpting with a more inspiring model

* Induriel has been holding services in praise of the Shining Protector Corellon Larethian every morning, shamelessly dragooning both Valtheriel and Malliel into joining him.
* Induriel has also been composing some poetry. And in the afternoons, he has taken up sculpting in clay: first trying objects, and more recently doing a bust of poor Mifflepon.
* NPC1 is now known as Sahhiru
<Induriel> (The morning services involve lengthy hymns in complex harmonies, as complex as they can manage.)
* Sahhiru will interrupt a sculpting session one morning.
<Sahhiru> Apparently sculpture has moved in a more abstract direction than I remember.
* Induriel 'looks' up from his work at the comment, and smiles
* Sahhiru says pleasantly.
<Induriel> Ah, Sahhiru. Well, I hope and trust the Shining Protector is simply pleased by the effort.
<Induriel> In the meantime, until I master the skill, I'm claiming it's interpretive.
* Sahhiru chuckles.
<Sahhiru> I'm sure he's...appreciative.
<Induriel> They. Yes, I hope so.
* Sahhiru will move over to lay a hand on Induriel's shoulder.
<Sahhiru> How's your vision? Any improvement?
<YOAW_Narrator> (Not that Induriel has noticed, no.)
<Induriel> Not so far. I must simply be patient.
<Induriel> Perhaps I need a new subject for my art...
* Induriel gently reaches up to touch Sahhiru's face.
* Sahhiru smiles and will lean down for a kiss.
<Sahhiru> I'm happy to sit for a piece.
<Induriel> Mmmm. I certainly find you inspiring.
<Induriel> I must warn you, it can get a bit... messy. ;)
<Sahhiru> I detest mess, but I know more than most that sacrifices must be made for progress.
<Sahhiru> I do have a question for you, though.
<Induriel> Yes?
<Sahhiru> Is this something you enjoy?
* Induriel ponders the question
<Induriel> ...yes, actually. It's a challenge, but it's something I never tried before.
<Induriel> So much of my life has been focused on intellectual pursuits. This is obviously more.. tactile. More concrete.
* Induriel grimaces
<Induriel> It also teaches me humility. But I am learning!
* Sahhiru smiles.
<YOAW_Narrator> It takes Induriel a moment to realize it, but he can actually see that. Not entirely clearly, but he can certainly make out Sahhiru's golden eyes, his shining smile.
* Induriel starts, then smiles back. He reaches up confidently and gently traces Sahhiru's smile with a finger on his lips.
<Induriel> ...I spoke too soon. It is starting to work, after all!
<Induriel> Oh, the Protector is good!
<Induriel> Praises to Their name.
* Induriel leans into Sahhiru and hugs him tightly
* Sahhiru will smile wider and hug Induriel fiercely.
<Sahhiru> We should celebrate.
<Sahhiru> ...I'm somewhat at a loss for how.
* Induriel laughs
<Induriel> Oh, I doubt that.
<Induriel> Shall we honour the Protector by practicing some more tactile arts?
<Induriel> Though again, it may be... dirty.
<Induriel> If we do it right.
<Induriel> ;)
* Sahhiru grins.
<Sahhiru> I think we can manage that.
* Induriel washes off his hands, and escorts Sahhiru into the bedroom without extra assistance!
* Sahhiru Varinia

Laris gets an update from Varinia about the new fort

* Laris will meet with her once he's had a little while to recover from his travels.
<YOAW_Narrator> Would you be summoning her back to NA, or going back out to the KDA castle to meet with her?
<Laris> (I'll go to meet with her, I think - if Dianthea and/or Rufus want to come with, that's cool too, but I think Laris would want to see how it's going for himself, once he's a bit recovered)
<YOAW_Narrator> (I imagine they'd be happy to go. Dianthea might not be letting him go too far for a bit. :) )
<Laris> (ok :)
* Varinia will greet Laris at the newly hung gates.
<Varinia> Legatus Corvis.
* Varinia salutes.
<Laris> Salve, commander.
<Varinia> It's good to see you safely returned, sir.
<Laris> It's good to be back.
<Varinia> You as well, Magus Auspex.
<Laris> The fort is looking considerably more solid.
* Varinia maintains formality in front of the gate guards.
* Varinia nods.
<Varinia> Perhaps you would like some refreshment after your trip? I'll have men see to your horses.
<Laris> Thank you.
* Laris will dismount and help Dianthea down as well.
* Varinia will order that done and escort you inside to quarters in the keep that are, if still a bit spartan, clean and furnished.
<Laris> Everything looks wonderful.
* Dianthea ( has joined #gnomeland
* Laris says, taking a look around the rooms
* NPC2 is now known as Rufus_Metillius
<Varinia> Thank you, sir. Everything's been proceeding apace.
<Laris> Any problems I should know about?
<Varinia> Nothing in particular. Coordination with the Kai Do Arat is a bit more difficult when you're not here, but we've managed.
<Varinia> How did things go with the Ankai? I hear it was pretty rough.
<Laris> It was ... complicated. The demons were in fact not the greatest obstacle, but the orcs we encountered posed much more of a threat.
<Varinia> The orcs?
<Rufus_Metillius> Southern tribals, in the mountains.
<Laris> Not that the demons were *easy*, precisely, but there were more of us dealing with them.
<Varinia> What happened?
<Laris> Once we reached the caves where the Ankai were taking shelter, we were able to draw away the attacking demons enough to allow them to regroup. We kept one of the demons alive long enough for Gaath Korivan to trace the source of its power.
<Varinia> That sounds dangerous.
<Laris> It was difficult.
<Varinia> Were you able to track the source?
<Laris> We followed that path, hoping to resolve the issue at its root. But as it turned out, the source was a small child, one of the Maazikai who had survived and who was being... manipulated, I suppose, by that tribe's patron. Korivan was instead able to sever the link, and we returned with the child.
* Varinia frowns.
<Laris> The child has a demon companion, which complicates matters.
<Varinia> What's to be done with them?
<Laris> We thought that once the bond was severed, the demon might turn on us, or at least depart, but it has remained and continues to obey the child's instructions, so... we don't know what that means.
<Laris> Gaath Korivan is seeking a place for them to stay.
<Laris> On the return journey was when we were attacked by the orc tribespeople. A group of mercenaries came to our aid, and accompanied us to the city.
* Varinia nods.
<Varinia> Well, at least it seems to be contained, for now.
<Laris> Yes, for now. But it seems like there will be further problems to come.
<Varinia> How so?
<Laris> It's unclear as of right now, but there have been a number of visions and prophecies foretelling a great danger.
<Laris> Harbinger has gone to seek out what he can find about it - he suspects it may be related to why he was returned here and now.
<Varinia> Visions and prophecies, sir?
<Rufus_Metillius> We believe it to be an Imperial Turathi remnant that might come into conflict with our interests here.
<Rufus_Metillius> Empire-building and that like.
<Dianthea> Conflict of some kind seems inevitable.
* Laris nods
<Varinia> Where are they coming from?
<Laris> (hm, I think it was south-west from NA, but would it still be south-west from here? maybe just south? not sure)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Probably still south and west0
<Laris> South-west, but we don't know precisely where.
<Laris> For the meantime, we should continue our defensive preparations as planned.
* Varinia nods.
<Varinia> Should I be trying to coordinate with our southern allies. Have them looking that direction?
<Varinia> Perhaps scout out points to hold in the mountains?
<Laris> Yes, that seems like a prudent idea.
<Laris> We don't know how they might approach but until we have more information, taking those precautions seems like a good course of action regardless.
* Varinia nods.
<Varinia> We can also continue to support action in the west, but should we be considering bringing forces home? Or, rather, trying to convince Hraal Kraaz to do so?
<Laris> Ah, yes, have you seen Hraal Kraaz lately? I know Gaath Korivan was hoping to speak with him at his earliest chance.
<Varinia> I would have thought you'd passed him, but I suppose there are multiple routes back to NA.
* Laris says with a totally neutral "no I don't know you're boning him, what on earth do you mean" face.
<Varinia> He was ready to charge south, but, by the time he'd arrived her, we'd heard word the situation with the Ankai was resolved.
<Varinia> You know how he is. He still wanted to hit something pretty bad.
<Rufus_Metillius> So to speak.
<Laris> How has he been faring? Having success in his encounters?
* Varinia smirks at Rufus.
<Varinia> Yes sir. The western tribes are mostly pacified for the moment. There's some trouble with the shifters further west, but that's not our problem just yet.
* Laris nods
<Laris> Has it been working well to have the Hrieffen use this as a point to resupply and rest?
* Varinia nods.
<Varinia> Kraaz and Montano seem happy with the arrangement, and it frees us up to focus on defensive infrastructure.
<Laris> Good.
<Laris> I do think it makes sense to draw troops back here, if they can safely do so.
<Laris> And presuming Hraal Kraaz is willing.
* Varinia smiles.
<Varinia> I'm sure whichever of us sees him next can take it up with him, sir.
* Laris nods
<Laris> Now... I do want to ensure that you have a chance for some R&R as well. You've been on duty for a long haul.
<Laris> I can stay here for a week or two so that you can have a break.
<Varinia> I'd appreciate it, sir, though I'm more concerned with the troops. We should cycle these over to Nesu Abamatu for a spell. Even if it's not all leave, they've been cooped up here for a while.
* Laris nods
<Laris> Let's arrange for that, then.
<Laris> Maybe we can cycle them in two groups, so the fort isn't left totally defenseless.
* Varinia nods.
<Laris> well... the Kai do Arat will be here. but they don't really need leave.
<Varinia> We can work with the Lalu forces, and possibly our tribal allies.
* Laris nods
<Varinia> They'll need experience, both with the Kai Do Arat and defending a fortification.
<Laris> I can work on that with them.
* Varinia nods.
<Varinia> Now, I believed I offered you refreshments?
<Varinia> Such as they are. We do need to resupply.
* Varinia smiles.
* Laris nods, returning the smile
<Laris> Thank you.

May and Sahhiru discuss prophecy and diplomacy

* Sahhiru will come talk to May, presumably in the library.
* May will be researching prophecies related to the area.
* May is trying to crossreference anything useful.
<YOAW_Narrator> (Why don't you roll a Knowledge test)
<May> !roll 7d6
* Korivan rolls for May: [ 7d6 ] getting [ 6 5 5 3 1 6 1 ] for a total of [ 27 ].
<May> (25)
<YOAW_Narrator> While the sources are somewhat scattered, it does seem as though this land has portents and prophecies going back centuries discussing the rise of a powerful being, a hero, king, or god (it's unclear). Some believe it had already come to pass, pointing to various tribal leaders, or the general from House Lalu who founded Nesu Abamatu, but opinions vary, as ever.
<YOAW_Narrator> It seems this land was the site of a great divine battle, or will be, or both, at least according to some sources.
<Sahhiru> Any luck?
<May> Some. Prophecy is a frustratingly inexact art.
<May> Not my specialty.
<Sahhiru> The future is never certain.
<Sahhiru> It makes for a slippery quarry.
<May> There are mentions or some kind of powerful being rising.... and a great battle. Unfortunately I have no idea if it's past or future.
<Sahhiru> It's correct at least in the past tense.
<May> How so?
<Sahhiru> One of the great battles of the Dawn War took place near here.
<Sahhiru> Well, such things can be difficult to track with the Change, but, more or less.
<May> Really? That's amazing! How have I not seen that in any of the histories?
<Sahhiru> It happened well before they were written, and it's in our best interest to keep such stories out of the hands of mortals.
<Sahhiru> But this land has a resonance for endings, and beginnings.
<Sahhiru> I didn't relocate us by chance.
<May> Were you... there? Here?
* Sahhiru looks distant for a moment and nods.
<May> I'm sorry... bad memories?
<Sahhiru> Not as such. We won.
* Sahhiru shrugs.
<Sahhiru> That's not currently our concern.
<Sahhiru> I am more of a mind to deal with present issues.
<Sahhiru> I believe we need to make a formal diplomatic overture towards the Amanya Hatal.
<May> True. But if there's one things prophecies love it's cycles. It may very well be related.
<May> Yes. I've been considering that.
<May> It's going to royally piss off Aethrenar. Literally.
* Sahhiru nods.
<Sahhiru> That's a distinct possibility.
<May> Can we afford to lose their aide right now?
<Sahhiru> Can we afford to go without the Amanya Hatal's?
<May> Hmmm...
* May taps her quill absently.
<May> We'll need to be careful.
<Sahhiru> The Ola Sorne are formidable, but they're of uncertain loyalty. Or, rather, their loyalty lies elsewhere. If nothing else, the Amanya Hatal would be defending their homeland.
<Sahhiru> I don't think it is a complete break from Aethrennar, in any case. It can be spun as helping them to open up relations with the Amanya Hatal as well, through an ally.
<May> You really think they'll buy that?
<Sahhiru> It's not necessarily inaccurate.
<May> And the Amanya Hatal? Do you think Yula can convince her mother to join us?
<Sahhiru> I'm not sure there's another option.
* May thinks a moment.
<May> Then we need to try.
* Sahhiru nods.
<May> Maybe I should go myself. Roime may not respond to anything less.
<Sahhiru> That...was my thought, yes.
* May nods.
<May> Make the preperations.
* Sahhiru nods.
<Sahhiru> Nine preserve us.
<May> Let's hope so.
<Sahhiru> Who will you take to accompany you?
<May> I'll need a bodyguard of course. And perhaps and assistant. I think Lords Zorika and Roanne would fit the bill nicely.
<May> If they're amenable.
* Sahhiru raises an eyebrow.
* May grins slightly.
<Sahhiru> You'll likely need more than two companions.
<May> Well of course. I'll need an escort of troops. And a military advisor. Laris should stay here in my stead but I'd like to have Kadanu with my if possible.
* Sahhiru nods.
<Sahhiru> Perhaps a delegation of our allies? To make the case for unification?
<May> That would be good.
<May> Any suggestions?
<Sahhiru> Gaath Korivan, Iowa of the Katalal, Gaath Kryx.
<Sahhiru> Perhaps the Speaker for the orcs?
* May nods.
<May> Should we bring a representative of the Thantopolitan faction? One of Laris' captains?
<Sahhiru> Can Lord Zorika not speak for them?
<Sahhiru> Perhaps Lady Dianthea or Magus Auspex?
<Sahhiru> If you want a separate representative.
<May> I suppose he can.
<May> Alright.
<May> I... don't suppose you'd like to come, uncle?
<Sahhiru> Someone needs to stay and hold down the fort, as it were.
* May sighs and nods.
<May> I know.
<Sahhiru> I have every faith in you, Mamitu.
* May smiles, a bit uncertainly.
<May> I guess we'll see if it's well deserved.
* Sahhiru smiles.

May visits Eyllia and gives her a Nice distraction

<May> (How did you want to start?)
<Eyllia> (you comming to visit sad Eyllia on her ship?)
<May> (k)
* May will make her way down to the docks and ask to see the captain.
* Eyllia is taking a moments respite from her vigil on Vana in her cabin
<May> How is she?
* May will ask upon seeing Eyllia
<YOAW_Narrator> (Stable, and marginally improving)
* Eyllia looks up
<Eyllia> a little better? I'm not sure... at least she's not getting worse
* May will move over to Eyllia and take her hand.
<May> How are you?
<Eyllia> Sad, dissappointed in myself, frustrated... a stable mix
<Eyllia> thank you for coming down here
<May> Of course.
<May> Have you been sleeping? Eating?
<Eyllia> I eat enough... sleeping I usually need to distract myself to settle down
* May nods.
<May> It's not your fault. You know that, right?
<Eyllia> that doesnt really help... it makes me feel helpless... I'm not helpless
* Eyllia turns her head away
<May> No, you're not. You've saved my life before. But you're not a god, either. Some things just take time.
<Eyllia> I'm not exactly a patient kinda girl
* May laughs.
<May> No, but you have other strengths.
<May> And you have friends.
<Eyllia> it helps
* May will hug you if you let her.
* Eyllia will hug her back
<Eyllia> I'm so horrible! how have you been? Everything good here?
* May smiles.
<May> Everything is... good. For now. But there's been a prophecy. There's trouble ahead.
<Eyllia> why can't there be prophecy about warm spring days and dancing?
<May> I'm sure there are. It's just that no one ever writes them down.
<Eyllia> thats a true shame
<May> Eyllia, I don't know exactly what's coming but I know that I'll need your help before it's over.
<May> You've already risked your neck for me a few times. I would understand if... if you didn't want to. The Gods know you don't owe me anything.
<Eyllia> you're my friend. You don't need to ask of me, I do it willingly
* May smiles.
<May> Thank you.
<May> If there's anything you need.... anything I can do for Vana... just ask.
<Eyllia> I appreciate you saying that. As far as I know all that can reasonably been done has been done.
<Eyllia> Time is the only healer now
* May nods.
<May> Maybe I can help distract you? There's a whole city to explore. It's been a while since I ducked out to the market district.
<Eyllia> Yeah, a distraction would be good... what's worked best so far has been a little more...
* Eyllia blushes
<Eyllia> ...but sure I'll try the market
<May> Well... that *is
* another thing I hear you're great at.
<May> I hope you know I'm going to pry you for details.
* Eyllia looks abashed
<Eyllia> *what
* have you heard?
<May> Just that you're as energetic at it as you are at swordplay ;)
<Eyllia> I'm a physical girl... I can't help myself
* Eyllia gives a playful smile
* May grins.
<May> That's my problem. I spend too much time with books and not enough getting my hands dirty.
<Eyllia> ink stains don't count?
* Eyllia teases
<May> Most guys don't find papercuts terribly sexy.
<Eyllia> what do most guys know?
<May> Not all that much in my experience. Plus, I don't need to be sexy. I'm a Domina.
<Eyllia> that doesn't mean you can't be if you want
* Eyllia leans forward
* May laughs slightly.
* May blushes
<May> I mean... I know I'm not. It's ok.
<Eyllia> I'm the one that's supposed to be bashing themselves, not you.
<May> Maybe neither of us should.
<Eyllia> maybe... but you had me all looking forward to being distracted.
* Eyllia tilts her head
<May> oh... um...
<May> You're not talking about the market, are you?
<Eyllia> oh we can, if thats what you want... I was thinking something a little more...
<winks> physical
<May> I ummm... I've never... I mean not with...
<Eyllia> neither had I until a few months ago... I'm just talking about a little fun... we can just see how it goes?
* May hesitates a moment and then nods, leaning forward a bit.
* Eyllia moves in and places a gentle kiss on her lips
* May closes her eyes and leans in more.
<May> (Fade to black? ;) )
<Eyllia> (ok)

Vana awakes!

<YOAW_Narrator> Eyllia's largely been staying with Vana, correct?
<Eyllia> (yes)
* Sahhiru is now known as Vana
* Vana groans from her bed, which hasn't been particularly unusual.
<Vana> Wh...where am I?
* Eyllia will take her hand
* Vana groans out, which is unusual.
<Vana> Are *cough
* are we on the Drake?
<Eyllia> Oh Vana, yes, you're back on the Drake. You're safe.
* Vana groans again.
<Vana> What happened?
* Eyllia looks away
<Vana> I remember the orcs charging, and I was singing up mist, and then...
<Eyllia> you were stabbed
* Vana sighs and nods.
<Vana> That would explain it.
* Vana chuckles and winces.
<Vana> Are you all right?
<Vana> How did we get away?
<Eyllia> the orcs... they used magic... made me go crazy.... I'm so sorry
* Eyllia has tears in her eyes
* Vana looks confused.
<Vana> What are you sorry for? We were outnumbered. I'm sure you did everything you could.
<Eyllia> you don't understand... it was me that ran you through.... if Korivan hadn't have stopped me... if Rufus didn't use his magic to keep you from dying
<Vana> Oh.
<Eyllia> ... but you're safe now... and you're awake
* Vana coughs again.
<Vana> I am at that.
<Vana> Could I have some water?
* Eyllia nods
* Eyllia will get her some water from a nearby jug
<Eyllia> I was so scared I had...
* Vana will need some help with it, but will take a drink.
<Vana> You said it was magic. It's not your fault.
<Eyllia> sometimes I feel like I'm wearing a big hat that says
<Eyllia> "use magic to make life misserable"
* Vana will reach out to take Eyllia's hand.
<Eyllia> It's horrible... big hats clash with my hair so much
* Eyllia cries
* Vana chuckles and coughs.
<Vana> It's all right.
<Vana> You made it, I made it, we're safe.
<Eyllia> It will be now.... now that you're awake
<Vana> Maybe not 100% at the moment, but we're okay.
<Eyllia> If you want I can take you back to Hearthspire... if that would be better place for you to recover
* Vana nods.
<Vana> I doubt I'll be much use as a crew member for a while.
* Eyllia nods
<Eyllia> Ill get one of the healers to check on you and make arrangements
<Vana> I appreciate it.
* Eyllia wipes the tears of her face
<Vana> This is a hell of a way to get leave.
<Vana> Aqan will fuss over me for weeks, I'm sure of it.
* Eyllia nods
<Eyllia> I'll miss you and look forward for when you can come back... assuming you'll still want to server under me.
* Eyllia will stand and head for the door
<Vana> I'd like to reassure that I've had worse, but...
* Vana shrugs and winces, then chuckles and winces again.
<Eyllia> sorry you got stabbed by the best
* Vana smiles weakly.
* Eyllia will go fetch a healer
<Vana> Happy to serve, Captain.
<Vana> I think I'll just rest some more. Thank you for the water.
<Eyllia> yes rest1

Korivan and Kraaz are reunited and catch up

<YOAW_Narrator> Halgalaz did, indeed, drug Korivan so he'd actually rest, once they got back to Nesu Abamatu.
<Korivan> :3
<YOAW_Narrator> (Staying at the keep or elsewhere?)
<Korivan> (Depends how many other Hrieffen are around, but potentially in my own freaking tent :x)
* Rufus_Metillius ( Quit (Quit:
<Korivan> (Like if there are enough of us for it to be safe and reasonable, otherwise the keep)
<YOAW_Narrator> (Probably better at the keep for the time being)
<Korivan> (okay)
<YOAW_Narrator> Korivan will wake up in an unfamiliar bed, brought awake by the sound of snoring nearby. Rolling over, he'll see Kraaz is asleep on the ground next to the bed.
<Korivan> (how am I feeling?)
<Korivan> (re injuries, magical energy reserves, etc)
* Korivan will reach a leg over and prod him to see how out he is
<YOAW_Narrator> (You're still pretty beat, but better. You can hear the whispers on the ancestors, for one thing.)
<Korivan> (oh good)
* Kraaz bolts up when you prod him, momentarily wary.
* Korivan feels relieved at that, and at seeing Kraaz
* Kraaz blinks and looks around.
<Korivan> Kraaz...
<Korivan> Finally.
* Kraaz grins widely when he sees Korivan, then, if Korivan doesn't stop him, will lean over and kiss him fiercely.
* Korivan will definitely not, wincing slightly but lulling him closer all the same
<Korivan> (pulling)
* Kraaz will pull back after a long while.
<Kraaz> You *idiot*.
<Korivan> Me?
<Kraaz> *I'm
* the one that goes charging off outnumbered into danger, and *you're
* the one who's supposed to be around to help me heal.
<Kraaz> You have this all backwards.
* Korivan scowls, showing his teeth but not seriously
<Korivan> You were.... busy
<Kraaz> Yes.
<Kraaz> And you were victorious.
<Kraaz> So it works out.
<Kraaz> But still.
* Korivan nods
<Kraaz> Idiot.
* Kraaz leans his forehead against Korivan's for a moment.
<Korivan> I'll try.... not to do it again @_@
<Kraaz> Not without me, at least.
<Korivan> Yes.
<Kraaz> It sounds like it would have been a glorious way to have been called to service.
<Kraaz> But I'm glad you weren't.
* Korivan will hold him there for a bit though
<Korivan> There is stilll... so much to do @_@
<Kraaz> So I hear.
<Kraaz> Something's coming.
* Korivan nods
<Kraaz> Another fight.
<Korivan> Something, yes....
<Korivan> I need to consult the ancestors @_@
<Kraaz> Just so long as you're not joining them.
<Kraaz> Halgalaz said she had to drug you just to get you to rest.
<Kraaz> Real rest.
<Korivan> >.>
<Kraaz> You're not the only one who can do things, gaath or not.
<Kraaz> I don't do *every
* scouting mission.
<Kraaz> Just the fun ones.
<Kraaz> Or if I'm bored.
<Korivan> I can.... delegate
<Korivan> >.>
<Korivan> I do
<Korivan> is... Mygal here? @_@
<Kraaz> She headed south, to her people.
<Korivan> Good...
<Korivan> I don't like these orcs >.>
<Korivan> But what is comign is... greater @_@
<Korivan> There is so much to discuss @_@
* Kraaz nods.
* Korivan sits up a bit
<Kraaz> We'll get a chance to return the favor to the orcs.
<Korivan> I know..... now that you are here
* Korivan grins
<Kraaz> What is coming? I haven't had a chance to get the full story.
<Korivan> Kryx had a vision... in death @_@
<Korivan> There is someone here from the....Amanya Hatal
<Korivan> They speak fo a great danger, from the west. Something old...awakens
* Kraaz scowls.
<Kraaz> More imperials, I hear.
<Kraaz> Not so friendly.
* Korivan shakes his head, still a bit groggy from sleep and whatever his apprentice gave him
<Korivan> Yes. They claim to be....the dragon of Turath?
<Korivan> I need to... see @_@ if this is what is prpphesized
<Korivan> or...something else.
* Kraaz nods.
* Korivan closes his eyes for a moment to see if he can pick out anythign useful from the comforting babble of the ancestors
<Kraaz> That's something only you can do, isn't it?
* Korivan shrugs
<YOAW_Narrator> The ancestors are still a bit of a jumble, but Korivan can make out "war.gods.death.dragon."
<Korivan> Not...alone.
<Korivan> The is one other thing.... that I should do.
<Kraaz> What?
<Korivan> Malak. The....child. anir'Maazikai
* Kraaz nods.
<Korivan> I need to....examine his...ancestry >.>
<Kraaz> I've seen the boy. And
<Kraaz> What about it?
<Korivan> His tribe bred him....for something @_@
<Korivan> He needs...clan
<Kraaz> You want to keep him.
* Korivan shrugs
<Korivan> I don't think.... I can @_@
<Korivan> Not with..the demon
<Korivan> But maybe.... we could....foster him
<Korivan> With the Kobra kai. Or the Hramuun
* Kraaz nods.
<Kraaz> The Kobrakai would be better.
<Kraaz> The Hramuun still need time.
<Kraaz> I don't want to put a demon with them right now.
* Korivan nod
<Korivan> SOmoene would claim him, first. To send him as a foster. I can talk to Kariman....
<Korivan> But if we are talking....adpotions.... there is another to consider @_@
* Kraaz raises an eyebrow.
<Korivan> Laris.
* Kraaz makes a confused face for a moment.
<Kraaz> He'd certainly be a worthy Hrieffen, but he has his own tribe.
<Korivan> He has.... his people. Family. It's not the same.
<Korivan> It would be good.... for the alliance
<Kraaz> I would be happy to have him as a cousin, if you think it worthwhile. And if he wants to.
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> I'll....speak to him,
<Korivan> That will be.... more fun, at least, If he agrees.
* Korivan grins
<Korivan> how are things in the west?
* Eyllia ( Quit (Ping timeout: 204 seconds)
<Kraaz> Fun, but quieting.
<Kraaz> They know they're beaten.
<Kraaz> A few just don't want to admit it yet.
<Kraaz> Or feel the need to save face.
<Kraaz> They'd be better served with surrender, and alliance.
<Kraaz> Which sounds as though it would serve us all, now.
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> Yes.... I suspect we will be speaking more with the Elves.... and not fighting @_@
* Induriel ( Quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
* Kraaz nods.
<Kraaz> For now, rest. I'll get you some food.
* Kraaz will get up, kiss Korivan again, and go to do that.
* Korivan is defiitley hungry ;)
<YOAW_Narrator> (And thirsty ;) )
<Korivan> (oh definitely ;)


Laris checks in with Korivan and they discuss prophecy and... family?

<Laris> (where do you want to do this? I guess I could come check on how you're doing once you've had a day or two to recover?)
<Korivan> (sounds good, or I could come fine you)
<Laris> (ah, you're the injured one, let me come see you :)
<Korivan> (okay. stir crazy hobgoblins, heh)
* Laris will seek out wherever they've stashed Korivan in the fort.
* Korivan is in his enforced Nap room, but not currently having an enforced nap
* Eyllia ( has joined #gnomeland
* Laris knocks at the door before entering
* Eyllia is now known as Vess
<Korivan> Come @_@
<Laris> Good morning. How are you doing today?
* Korivan shrugs boredly
<Korivan> it is good to see you... Lugal @_@
<Laris> You as well. It looks like they're making you get some rest. I also had some non-optional rest.
* Laris says dryly.
* Korivan grins at that
<Korivan> It has done you well....
<Laris> A compelling argument for staying in bed was made to me.
<Korivan> mmmm... more compelling that this... I hope @_@
* Korivan gestures to his current companyless state, and also vagluely his still-bandaged leg and bruising
<Laris> I suppose it depends on what one finds compelling. But .. yes.
<Laris> How are your injuries? Healing well?
<Korivan> too slow. There is much to do...
<Laris> Is there anything I could assist with?
<Korivan> There is a matter that... involves you, yes.
<Korivan> I have spoken to Hraal Kraaz...
<Korivan> We woudl make you...One of us.
* Laris looks puzzled
<Laris> how would that work?
* Korivan shrugs. There are...rites.
<Korivan> ("There are....rites")
* Vess ( Quit
* Laris nods, with his tangential knowledge of Hrieffen rites
<Korivan> it would bring greater strenght.... to our alliance
<Laris> I am honored that you would consider such a union. Will it cause issues with your people, though? I am not a particular follower of Bane, or one of the gaburrim.
<Korivan> you are a sting warrior. A leader. That is to be...respected.
<Korivan> Bane and your Lady.... work in alliance.
* Laris nods
<Korivan> (strong, argh)
<Laris> It does seem that they have a common interest at the moment, at least.
<Korivan> yes...
<Laris> It would create, as you say, a strong bond between us.
<Korivan> Yes.
<Korivan> It would give you a voice.... with other Gaburrim, as well @_@
* Laris nods
<Laris> It would indeed be an honor. I want you to know that... if this is of strategic importance, you do not need to do this, in order to keep my support. I would continue to aid your people without it.
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> YOu have....earned it.
<Korivan> But it will have benefits... I cannot yet see....I belioeve @_@
<Korivan> Your people are...much longer lived.
* Laris nods
<Korivan> YOu would always of us.
<Korivan> That is for consider.
<Laris> I understand. It is a commitment that could, if the gods are willing, last many of your people's generations.
* Korivan nods, looking at you but with not complete focus
<Laris> I do not know if my duties will require me to return to the Eternal City eventually. My - our - plan is to stay in this area. But I have family and obligations in Thantopolis as well.
* Korivan nods
<Laris> But if I were to become one of you, I would have that tie here as well.
<Korivan> I understand that you have.... other ties.
<Korivan> BUt I know you would not.... take this lightly, either
* Laris nods
<Laris> I understand that this is a considerable undertaking, not a mere gesture.
<Korivan> take.... some time @_@
<Korivan> to consider
<Laris> Like a marriage, although perhaps that is not the ideal analogy. But... for me, it would be like that.
* Laris says with a slight smile.
* Korivan grins
<Korivan> We don't care.... who you fuck
<Korivan> but you might.... pique some curioisities >:D
* Laris gives a nervous chuckle at that.
<Laris> I will take some time, as you suggest. I want you to know that, whatever happens, I appreciate that you thought highly enough of me to want to make such an offer.
* Korivan nods more solemnly
<Laris> If I might change the subject for a moment... unless you are too weary?
<Korivan> no.... I am... well rested :p
* Laris nods
<Laris> I wondered what you make of the various... prophecies, visions, and the like. Do your ancestors also speak of this danger that we seem to be confronted with?
<Korivan> yes.
<Korivan> I must connect to them more....clearly. Once I am... free to do so. :p
<Korivan> Soon.
* Laris nods
<Korivan> this is an affair.... of gods. IN some sense.
<Laris> if they all see fit to send messages of warning to their followers, it must be a great matter indeed
<Korivan> yes
<Korivan> Gaath Kryx has brought us.... Bane's word. But perhaps....there is more. I will learn what I can.... soon.
<Laris> Harbinger has gone south to see what he can find - if this may be the cause of his return.
<Laris> or at least, the purpose he was meant to serve.
<Korivan> Hmm.
<Korivan> We shoudl speak.... to Gladius
<Laris> That would be a good idea, yes.
<Korivan> This may involve....these Turathi...pretenders. Or.... some affair...of other dragons.
<Korivan> He may know...something. Or wish to be appraised @_@
* Laris nods
<Laris> I need to travel to the stronghold of the Kai do Arat soon. Will you speak with him, or do you want me to do so before I leave?
<Korivan> I can.
<Korivan> sooon...
* Korivan says with a huff of annoyance
* Laris smiles slightly at that
<Laris> Is Hraal Kraaz likely to let you out of bed soon?
* Korivan grins somewhat slyly at that
<Korivan> we will see... who lets who do what @_@
<Korivan> but yes... soon.
<Laris> Try not to injure yourself. Again. ;)
* lan_phone (uid135102@2001:67c:2f08:5::2:fbe) Quit (Quit: Connection closed for inactivity)
* Laris gives an unexpected smile.
* Korivan grins back
<Korivan> as long is worth it... I don't mind.
<Korivan> but I should have news....when you return. Or sooner.
<Laris> Very well.
<Laris> I should be back in a week, perhaps two, depending on the situation there.
* Korivan nods
<Korivan> let me know.... when you have considered my offer @_@
<Laris> I will. Thank you, Gaath Korivan. When we meet again, I will have my answer for you.
<Korivan> Until then....Lugal
* Laris will take his leave.
<Korivan> :3
<Korivan> (ww)
<Laris> (lol)
<Laris> (I hope you made a cutie face at his back ;p)