The Trial of Briana the Darkfriend

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The Trial of Briana the Darkfriend

Postby Anor » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:41 am

And now for the stunning conclusion...

Courtyard of Deliverance
This is where friends of the shadow, as the Hand of Light sees it, are
forgiven. Stationed in the south-western corner is a lengthy platform, with
row upon row of nooses hanging from a thick beam about ten feet off the
platform deck. The courtyard is circular, ringed halfway with instruments
of torture and punishment. The other half is empty of equipment for
spectators.
[ obvious exits: N ]
An iron stake with shackles is surrounded by wood logs.
Gralin Navar - Child Of Light is standing here.
A Hand of the Light Inquisitor is here, searching for Darkfriends.
Viellain the Shepherd is standing here.
Kryzen the Hundredman is standing here.
Faradraeth Talvaen, the Second Bannerman is standing here, riding a draft horse.
Hasp the Hundredman is standing here.
The Hand of the Light's executioner stands here, a red crook on his cloak.
A tall woman with a cold demeanor stands here.

Faradraeth snaps to attention and salutes grandly.

Viellain inclines his head in greeting to Anor.

Anor grabs a heavy set of cell keys.

Anor nods at Viellain.

Viellain says 'Let me know when your ready Lord Anor and I will summon the witch'

Faradraeth smiles thinly.

Hasp snaps to attention and salutes grandly.

Anor says 'Bring her forth'

Viellain says 'Darkfriend Briana wishes to repent for her sins'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor bellows 'Filthy Darkfriends! I'll show you the Truth!'
A Questioner says 'You are bringing a Darkfriend back to the Light? Well done, Hand Viellain.'

A Questioner says 'When everyone is assembled to witness the defeat of the Dark One, tell me the the name of the person in the holding cell.'

Viellain says 'Briana is in the holding cell'

A Questioner nods solemnly.

A Questioner gestures to some nearby guards.

A Questioner says 'Bring forth the prisoner, briana.'
Briana is brought into the Courtyard.
A Questioner says 'Kneel, briana, and meet your fate.'
The guards close and lock the iron gate with an ominous clang of metal.

Anor nods in agreement.

Briana tries to open the irongate, but can't.

Viellain looks at Briana.

Anor says 'There is no escape from here witch'

Gralin moves to stand with the guards at the gate.

Faradraeth smirks in distaste.

Hasp snickers softly.

Briana says 'I'd like to know who apprehended me.'

Briana says 'how did I get in this cell.'

Anor says 'You have been called before the Light to answer for your crimes.'

Briana says 'it wasn't any of you big strong men.'

Anor says 'You will speak when spoken to and not before.'

Viellain says 'let us bleed Briana'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Yes, Inquisitor Viellain, I think this woman's tongue would benefit from a little loosening.'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor peers carefully at the face of briana, searching for something.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Could it be, is she a witch? Witch, or not, they still scream and bleed the same under the knife.'
A Hand of the Light Inquisitor smiles wolfishly.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor draws a large, wickedly sharp knife from an ankle sheath, smiling in a horrifying manner.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor drives the blade sharply into briana, flaying some flesh from her arm!
Briana screams loudly!

Viellain nods at Anor.

Kryzen licks his lips.

Hasp grins at the pain Briana is enduring.

Anor says 'You stand accused of serving the dark one.'

Briana whispers under her breath, 'am not a darkfriend.'

Anor says 'What do you say to these charges?'

Briana says 'not guilty.'

Anor smiles slightly.

Faradraeth sneers at that.

Anor says 'I really did hope you would make this more enjoyable.'

Hasp chuckles at the lies spewing from her mouth.

Anor nods at Viellain.

Viellain says 'Hand, bring the tools to help us question Briana'

Anor says 'Perhaps she needs some more convincing'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor grins evilly.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'I will get your tools right away, Viellain!'

Briana quaffs a cup of thready brown tea.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor hurries away, anticipation plain on his face.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor returns dragging a small cart full of various instruments behind him.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor licks his mouth and smiles.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'What should we start with, Viellain? Might I suggest the thumb screws?'

Briana drops eight gold crowns.

Gralin looks at Briana.

Briana says 'I won't need this where I'll be going.'

Viellain says 'I think she is lying Lord Anor'

Kryzen leans towards Briana and whispers 'Confess, and the pain will end for you. You can still be with the Light'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Yes, I do believe he is holding something back....'
Briana gestures briefly at Briana, who now appears more impressive somehow.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor thinks hard.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Aha! I know juuust the way to get the truth out of him.'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor grins maliciously as he gets a small hooked knife from under his cloak.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Guess what this one does...'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor giggles insanely as he hands the carving knife to Viellain.

Briana gets a strange fruit from a backpack.

Briana gets a strange fruit from a backpack.

Briana eats a strange fruit.

Briana eats a strange fruit.

Briana gets a water skin from a backpack.

Briana drinks blood from a water skin.

Briana drinks blood from a water skin.

Anor says 'Child Kryzen, you were there yourself'

Viellain says 'I have suspected her to be darkfriend for quite a while now'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor bellows 'Filthy Darkfriends! I'll show you the Truth!'
Anor says 'Explain what you saw'

Briana points at Kryzen, who seems to cough and sputter a little!

Briana says 'do tell.'

Briana taps her foot.

Briana says 'oh.. '

Briana says 'cat got your tongue?'

Gralin looks at Briana.

Briana stares at the sky.

Briana says 'I thought this was the man, the myth, the legend.. the truth!'

As the sun sets over the Fortress of Light, torches blaze to bring the Light again.

Viellain says 'let us bleed Briana'

Faradraeth says 'Please allow me to hack this traitor to Ghealdan's head off.'

Briana says 'the one responsible for all of this.'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Yes, Inquisitor Viellain, I think this woman's tongue would benefit from a little loosening.'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor peers carefully at the face of briana, searching for something.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Could it be, is she a witch? Witch, or not, they still scream and bleed the same under the knife.'
A Hand of the Light Inquisitor smiles wolfishly.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor draws a large, wickedly sharp knife from an ankle sheath, smiling in a horrifying manner.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor drives the blade sharply into briana, flaying some flesh from her arm!
Briana screams loudly!

Briana says 'where is Zygoat.'

Kryzen moves a hand towards his sword.

Viellain says 'I suggest you speak when directed to speak'

Kryzen says 'I was there'

Anor says 'Is it true this witch fought unhindered by the dark?'

Briana whispers to you, 'i think he's sick.'

Briana shakes her head.

Kryzen says 'It is true'

Kryzen says 'By the light as my witness, it is true'

Viellain nods at Kryzen.

Anor says 'We all know there are only 2 kinds of people capable of such a feat'

Briana says 'I swear on the light also, that it is not true. The light and Zoot were my witness.'

Anor says 'Those with yellow eyes. The wolf runners.'

Hasp looks at the darkfriend disgusted with her lies

Anor says 'And those that server the dark'

Briana says 'that is false..'

Briana says 'there are men from Lugard.'

Briana says 'they to know of this.'

Anor says 'Tell me gathered soldiers of the Light. What colour are her eyes?'

Anor says 'Do they gleam a strange yellow colour?'

Kryzen looks at Briana.

Viellain peers closely at Briana, trying to figure her out.

Faradraeth leans forward.

Kryzen yells 'They do not!'

Faradraeth looks Briana over.

Anor says 'Oh yes. The men for Lugard defense. Please continue'

Anor says 'Tell me how they taught you to see in the dark where others cannot'

Hasp snickers at the thought of a darkfriend asking Children to trust other darkfriends.

Briana says 'I traveled without lanterns for many a moons, something Raolin Del'Skauth showed me a long time ago'

Viellain says 'I spend a great deal of time in Lugard and have not heard of these men...'

Briana says 'I doubt you'll even recognize the name.'

Anor smiles slightly.

Briana says 'they're professionals.'

Anor says 'Oh, I know that name well.'

Briana says 'they wouldn't want anything to do with you.'

Briana says 'so you know of this trick?'

Anor says 'You see that is where you are wrong.'

Viellain says 'I remove my lantern and stalk witches often. It is not the same as being able to see in the dark...'

Anor says 'Raolin and I go way back. For a while I was to be added to his order.'

Briana says 'what happened?'

Briana says 'seems like you got the short end of the stick.'

Anor says 'In a brief period of time when I was asked to leave the Hand of Light'

Gralin glances to the stake and then back to Briana.

Anor says 'The Light called me back and I declined'

Hasp nods at Gralin.

Hasp eyes the stick behind Briana.

Briana says 'there is no reasoning here.'

Anor says 'But I know enough that there is no trick of waving around a lantern that would allow someone to throw ice spikes or anything for that matter with accuracy '

Briana says 'i knew coming here would be one sided.'

Briana says 'this isn't a trial.'

Briana says 'this is a death sentence.'

Briana says 'I didn't do it.'

Briana says 'that's all I have to say.'
Viellain snickers softly.

Anor says 'It is ok. We have a way to clear your name'

Briana says 'do as you will.'

Anor says 'You will walk free if you go through with the cleansing of the Light'

Viellain says 'it is entirely up to you darkfriend.'

Kryzen says 'This is your chance to go to the creator having rejected the dark, scum!'

Anor nods at Kryzen

Anor says 'It is quite simple.'

Viellain says 'I need no trial to be assured you are a darkfriend Briana'

Anor says 'All you need to do is kneel'

Briana says 'and if I am not a darkfriend?'

Briana says 'what does one do.'

Anor says 'If you have nothing to hide girl then you have nothing to fear'

Viellain says 'Lord Anor offers you a path to the Light if you will listen'

Anor says 'Kneel before the gathered soldiers of the Light and prepare to receive our offer of the cleansing light'

Briana says 'can you explain this some more.'

Briana says 'I don't understand.'

Briana says 'I don't understand what I am to do.'

Briana says 'I woke up here.'

Briana says 'in a cell.'

Anor says 'It is simple'

Anor says 'If you wish for us to let you go free you need to just accept our cleansing'

Anor says 'You must first kneel.'

The sun rises, bathing the Fortress of Light in a wash of gold.

Briana kneels solemnly on the ground.

A Questioner looks around the courtyard with a zealous fire in his eyes.

A Questioner levels a finger at the wretch kneeling on the stone.

Hasp nods in agreement.

A Questioner says 'Do you forsake the path of the Dark One, and seek to shelter again in the Creator's embrace?'

Briana says 'I am not a darkfriend.'

Anor says 'Then answer the question'

Kryzen mutters 'With the rising sun, it is fitting...'

Viellain says 'that will not do for an answer'

Viellain says 'let us bleed briana'

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Yes, Inquisitor Viellain, I think this woman's tongue would benefit from a little loosening.'

A Questioner says 'You've no need to redeem yourself, Hand inquisitor.'
A Hand of the Light Inquisitor peers carefully at the face of briana, searching for something.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor says 'Could it be, is she a witch? Witch, or not, they still scream and bleed the same under the knife.'
A Hand of the Light Inquisitor smiles wolfishly.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor draws a large, wickedly sharp knife from an ankle sheath, smiling in a horrifying manner.
The Fal Dara alarm horn sounds loudly.
The day has begun.

A Hand of the Light Inquisitor drives the blade sharply into briana, flaying some flesh from her arm!
Briana screams loudly!

Anor nods at Viellain.

Hasp licks his lips at the sounds of her pain.

Anor says 'We are all reasonable people here. Good honest soldiers of the Light. We offer you salvation'

Viellain says 'you must say Yes I do'

A Questioner says 'You've no need to redeem yourself, Hand Viellain.'

Viellain nods at a Questioner.

Briana says 'yes I do'

A Questioner says solemnly, 'So be it.'

A Questioner says 'The Creator will help us be merciful, and bring you back to the Light.'

Viellain licks his mouth and smiles.

A Questioner says 'Once you have been brought to the Creator's embrace, you will be as a newborn babe.'

A Questioner says 'Your actions here today redeem you, and your actions then will determine your fate for the rest of your life.'

A Questioner says 'The trial by fire will now commence, and if the Creator wills it, you will be cleansed.'
A Questioner gestures to a pyre in the center of the courtyard.

A Questioner says 'Brothers, secure this poor soul for redemption.'

Briana is chained to the iron post of the pyre.

Anor smiles slightly.

A Questioner says 'Brothers, light the pyre.'

Three Children of the Light come forward, fire brands in hand.

As one, they wordlessly light the tinder.

Flames begin to lick hungrily at the chained prisoner.

Briana begins to cough as the smoke chokes the air.

Briana screams in agony as the flames begin to char skin.

Briana wails in heart-rending pain as the flames consume what is left.
Kryzen stares eagerly at the condemed.

The air suddenly goes deathly still.

A humongous dark hand forms within the smoke!

Faradraeth says 'For Ghealdan and the Light, traitor.'

Glowing red eyes the size of saucers glare forth!

The flames of the pyre flash brighter than the light of a thousand suns.

A crack of thunder pierces the air.

Hasp stands erect to see the darkfriend suffer.

The dark hand snatches back, the eyes fade away,

Nothing remains but iron, and ash.

A Questioner says 'May you shelter in the Creator's palm, and the last embrace of the Mother welcome you home.'

A Questioner says 'This cleansing is ended.'

A Questioner unlocks the irongate.
A Questioner opens the irongate.

Players in your Zone
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Briana - Within the Flames
Kryzen - Courtyard of Deliverance
Gralin - Courtyard of Deliverance
Anor - Courtyard of Deliverance
Viellain - Courtyard of Deliverance
Faradraeth - Courtyard of Deliverance
Hasp - Courtyard of Deliverance

Kryzen howls triumphantly.

Viellain says 'it is done.... she will forever be a witch sadly'

Viellain spits over his shoulder.

Anor bellows 'Then your fate is sealed darkfriend'

Anor bellows 'Burn now in the creators fire and face his judgment.'

Faradraeth says 'There's a Light at the end of the tunnel.'

Hasp says 'The Light shines again. '

Hasp claps Anor on the back.

Hasp claps Viellain on the back.

Anor says 'A great victory for the light today'

Viellain nods at Anor.

Kryzen leans to Viellain and says 'It was a pleasure to watch you work.'

Anor says 'Child Kryzen you are to be commended for finding this darkfriend'

Hasp says 'Forward the Light, brothers and sisters. '

Kryzen snaps to attention and salutes Anor.

Faradraeth says 'Forward the Light!'

Hasp claps Kryzen on the back.

Gralin says 'Child Hasp, have words with our guards perhaps, the witch came here armed still. Traitors to the Light should not have such weapons in the future here.'

Kryzen says 'I'm just a soldier of the Light doing my job sir.'

Viellain says 'the Children have done great work rooting out a darkfriend! Keep vigilant.'

Hasp says 'Well done Child Kryzen'

Viellain nods at Kryzen.

Faradraeth says 'Not to mention, she was able to channel, albeit just a smidgen.'

Gralin nods in agreement.

Gralin says 'Forkroot must be applied to the water in larger doses'

Gralin says 'I will speak to the guards on duty for their lack of attention to these small details.'

You narrate 'Let it be known that the Darkfriend Briana has been found guilty by the Children of Light. She has been cleansed of her affiliation with the Dark One and sent before the creator himself.'

Rhadam Asunawa the High Inquisitor narrates 'Darkfriends be aware, you shall all be rooted out one by one.'

Anor narrates 'I would warn all nations of the world to be cautious of her actions as she has been proven to be able to see in the dark. This combined with intercepted messages of her speaking to rats has led to her guilty verdict.'

Pedron Niall, Lord Captain Commander narrates 'Forward the Light! Forward the Children!'

Anor bellows 'All you have to do is move witch. Move and this will all be over'

Anor gives a heavy set of cell keys to a Questioner.

Kryzen says 'I am happy to sit and watch her burn'

Faradraeth says 'Who brought the marshmallows?'

Viellain says 'was just about to mention now is the time to roast em'

Anor gives a marshmellow on a stick to Faradraeth.

Anor grabs a marshmellow on a stick.

Hasp says 'We dont need no water, let that dirty darkfriend burn!'

Viellain says 'shes burnt'

Hasp dances for the sheer joy of it.

Viellain throws back his head and cackles with insane glee!

Anor nods in agreement.

Anor says 'Then it is done.'

Faradraeth says 'The Creator willed it.'

Hasp nods in agreement.

Faradraeth says 'One by one, Ghealdan will be freed of these darkfriends, as will the world.'

Viellain nods at Faradraeth.
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