Saniago Torres part 11: The White Tower Burns!

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Saniago Torres part 11: The White Tower Burns!

Post by Elysia » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:22 pm

To put it simply, the White Tower was too big. People walking up and down lost way many moves and most rooms didn't serve a purpose. Well over a year ago, we decided to shrink the Tower. Then the Saniago Torres storyline came to be. What started as a master quest with a global quest idea attached, grew to a raid on the Stone and this whole storyline. And oh, wouldn't 'destroying' the Tower fit perfectly? Oh yes it would...

The bonus? Every Single Tower Imm Ever commented on burning down the Tower and I got to do it for real. :lol:


Alyssa the scribe narrates 'The Hall of Sitters will convene in five minutes. All Tower members are welcome to attend.'

Hall of the Sitters
This large circular room has a domed ceiling at least thirty paces high. A
raised platform runs around the outer edge of the room, fronted by steps
except where this ramp and two others come out, spaced equally around the
circle. The Flame of Tar Valon lies centered in the floor, surrounded by
widening spirals of color, the colors of the seven Ajahs. At the opposite
side of the room from where the ramp entered, a high-backed chair stands,
heavy and ornately carved in vines and leaves, painted in the colors of
all the Ajahs.
[ obvious exits: N ]
Alyssa, official scribe of the Hall of Sitters, stands patiently nearby.

Reyne has arrived from the north.

Aria has arrived from the north.

Reyne greets Aria with a light kiss on her cheek.

Shekure has arrived from the north.
Shekure curtseys gracefully.

Aria beams a smile at Reyne.

Aria inclines her head in greeting to Alyssa the scribe.

Aria sits down.

Annoura Larisen has arrived from the north.
Carlinya Sedai has arrived from the north.

Darlanyu has arrived from the north.

Alanna Mosvani has arrived from the north.
Galina Casban has arrived from the north.
Corele Hovian has arrived from the north.
Danelle Sedai has arrived from the north.
Anaiya Sedai has arrived from the north.

Reyne nods and moves to the Blue section of the Hall.
Reyne greets Anaiya Sedai with a light kiss on her cheek.

Darlanyu follows Accepted Kali's lead and sits in an unobtrusive spot,

Carlinya Sedai moves to the White bench.

Liia has arrived from the north.
Darlanyu sits down.

Galina Casban nods at Alanna and moves to the Red bench.

Liia rests against a wall to the back.
Gesin has arrived from the north.

Corele Hovian sits on her bench, smoothing her skirts absently.
Danelle Sedai wanders towards her place.

Gesin inclines her head to the other Aes Sedai as she enters, and walks to join her fellow Browns.

Annoura Larisen nods at various Aes Sedai before sitting.

Kendall has arrived from the north.
A Valon guardsman has arrived from the north.
Kendall bows deeply.
Kendall stands guard at the side

Ysabelle has arrived from the north.
Ysabelle smiles happily.

Divina bellows 'Unfortunately you will have to ask Alyssa for that Melat.'

Alyssa the scribe narrates 'Not currently, this meeting is sealed to the Tower, so to speak.'

Fyra has arrived from the north.

Alyssa the scribe turns and addresses the Sitters.

Lelaine Akashi has arrived from the north.
Lelaine Akashi bangs a carved wooden staff topped with a gold flame on the ground three times.
Lelaine Akashi intones 'She comes, she comes, she comes.'
Lelaine Akashi intones 'Cadsuane Melaidhrin, the Watcher of the Seals, the Flame of Tar Valon, the Amyrlin Seat.'

Cadsuane Melaidhrin has arrived from the north.

Hall of the Sitters
This large circular room has a domed ceiling at least thirty paces high. A
raised platform runs around the outer edge of the room, fronted by steps
except where this ramp and two others come out, spaced equally around the
circle. The Flame of Tar Valon lies centered in the floor, surrounded by
widening spirals of color, the colors of the seven Ajahs. At the opposite
side of the room from where the ramp entered, a high-backed chair stands,
heavy and ornately carved in vines and leaves, painted in the colors of
all the Ajahs.
[ obvious exits: N ]
Cadsuane Melaidhrin, the Amyrlin Seat, is here watching you intently.
Lelaine Akashi, the Keeper of the Chronicles, stands here with a dignified air.
Fyra the Elder Sister is standing here.
Ysabelle Sedai is standing here.
A Valon guardsman is on duty here.
Lord Kendall the Gaidin Master is standing here.
Lady Gesin the Honored Sister is standing here.
Liia the Elder Sister is standing here.
Anaiya Sedai of the Blue Ajah stands here.
Danelle Sedai, sitter for the Brown Ajah stands here deep in thought.
Corele Hovian stands here with concern in her eyes.
Lady Divina Souvraya is standing here.
Galina Casban completely ignores you.
Alanna Mosvani, a tall, slenderly beautiful woman with dark, penetrating eyes stands here.
Kali Orfanos, Tower Accepted {Blue Apprentice} is sitting here.
Carlinya Sedai stands here, pale of skin and cold of manner as the white fringe on her shawl.
Darlanyu the Wearied Novice is sitting here.
Annoura Larisen is here, weighing your words.
Shekure the Tower Accepted is standing here.
Lady Aria Todande, Honored Sister is sitting here.
Lady Reyne Verenhald is standing here.
Alyssa, official scribe of the Hall of Sitters, stands patiently nearby.

Kendall bows deeply.
Derick has arrived from the north.
Derick bows deeply.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin glides through the Hall and ascends the dais.

Derick walks over to kendall and stands by him.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin turns before the Amyrlin Seat, glancing at the people in the Hall.
Cadsuane Melaidhrin sits on the Amyrlin Seat.

Gesin curtseys before Cadsuane Melaidhrin.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin nods almost imperceptibly.

Lelaine Akashi says 'Mother has asked the Sitters to call this meeting to address the threat of Saniago Torres.'

Corele Hovian nods in agreement.
Galina Casban nods in agreement.

Lelaine Akashi moves aside, letting the Sitters speak.

Galina Casban stands.

Galina Casban says 'Clearly, this tainted male is a threat.'
Galina Casban says 'Even if he is his world's Dragon, he is not ours and he and his filthy Asha'man have no place here.'
Galina Casban says 'I propose we try to wipe them from the face of our earth.'

Galina Casban sits.

Alanna Mosvani stands.

Alanna Mosvani says 'The Green Ajah too feels that this man is a threat. He distracts us from the true fight with the Shadow.'

Alanna Mosvani sits.

Danelle Sedai stands.

Danelle Sedai says 'Various eyes and ears have reported that this Torres believes he is the True World's Dragon.'
Danelle Sedai says 'However, the Brown's research has long established that we are the True World.'

Liia nods at Danelle Sedai.

Danelle Sedai says 'The Brown stands to address the threat of Torres.'

Danelle Sedai sits.

Fyra Fyra Sedai stands.

Fyra says 'The Yellow Ajah agrees that this man presents a clear threat. We stand to address the threat as well.'

Gesin nods at Fyra Fyra.

All eyes in the room turn to Fyra.

Derick grins at Gesin.

Fyra sits down.

Corele Hovian stands and adds 'Clearly, the man is delusional. He must be dealt with.'
Corele Hovian sits.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin speaks.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin says 'I believe the whole Tower believes this man is a threat.'

Divina ears prick up ever so slightly.

Fyra nods in agreement.

Darlanyu listens carefully.

Reyne smiles faintly. 'The Blue Ajah concurs as well.'

Cadsuane Melaidhrin says 'He has demonstrated that he will not shy away from attacking us.'

Liia farts loudly. How rude!
Liia backs away slowly.
Derick grins at Liia.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin says 'His forces attacked us in the Waste.'
Cadsuane Melaidhrin says 'He has attacked the Seanchan.'

Ysabelle looks at Liia archly.
Gesin looks at Ysabelle archly.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin says 'His scouts hover near portal stones.'

Cadsuane Melaidhrin says 'I believe he is not a threat to the Tower at this point, however, we must fight back and we must begin to do so now.'

Ysabelle nods in agreement.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin says 'Go out and destroy his forces. At the portal stones. His allies in Cairhien.'

Derick gets a mean look in his eye as he brandishes his weapon.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin says 'Teach them this world will not be as easily conquered as his own.'

Alanna Mosvani nods in agreement.
Galina Casban nods in agreement.

Liia nods in agreement.

Annoura Larisen nods in agreement.

Lelaine Akashi bangs a carved wooden staff topped with a gold flame on the ground three times.

Aria nods in agreement.
Gesin flips to the page of the Brown Compedium marked P.
Fyra clambers to her feet.
Aria clambers to her feet.
Darlanyu clambers to her feet.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin rises and strides out of the room.

Kali clambers to her feet.
Liia strokes her chin thoughtfully.
Fyra lightly touches the forehead of Derick.
Fyra sits down and rests.

Ysabelle says 'The Hall has spoken.'

Fyra smiles happily.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin leaves north.

Derick sways and collapses in a heap.

Aria says 'The will of the Hall be done.'

Lelaine Akashi says 'It is done.'

Lelaine Akashi leaves north.

~@~

As everyone went to portal stones, Saniago's forces struck the Tower.

A Spiraling Staircase
A wide spiraling staircase ascends and descends the center of the Tower.
Landings extend off of the staircase in every direction, leading to
hallways in the north, east, and west. To the west, the floor of the
hallway is tiled in ceramic designs of a muted brown. The eastern hallway
is marked with the outline of an open book set into the floor. The northern
hallway is narrower and paneled in a dark grained wood, while a small
landing to the south contains a few pieces of furniture.
[ obvious exits: N E S W U D ]
A pile of rubbles lies strewn here.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A dark man in a long, black coat looms menacingly.

A loud *KERBOOM* can be heard from the center of the Tower.

A Brown Sister narrates 'Save the libary! They are here!'

Adael narrates 'in TV?!'
Adael narrates 'we have been fooled'
Delion narrates 'No the other library with a brown sister in it'
Gesin narrates 'I'm Tower, there are Pattys 1u Intersection'
Darlanyu narrates 'There are burly followers of the self proclaimed dragon in the tower'

Entry to the Main Reading Room
The large, ovular reading room of the library extends to the east, dotted
with scroll-covered desks. The desks are a dark wood, which matches the
furnishings of the walls and shelves. Rows of pictures hang in dusty frames
along the northern and southern walls, broken only by a few small doors.
The entirity of the eastern wall is a large, heavily-leaded window.
[ obvious exits: N E S W ]
A large soot stain mars the stone here.
A fire rages here, licking at the walls.

A Spiraling Staircase
A elegant spiraling staircase rises from somewhere far below, its curving
steps flowing seamlessly with the next, all seemingly cut from a single
piece of stone. Only Ogier masons build with this much detail and it would
appear that they were given a free hand with what they built.
[ obvious exits: N E S W U D ]
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A burly-looking man mutters to himself about the glory of the True World Dragon.
A damane is here, eyes downcast.
The sul'dam leads her damane, tugging the silvery leash with contempt.

In the end, much of the southern, south-eastern, northern and north-western parts of the Tower collapsed.

Fun fact: the fire couldn't be killed with melee. After all, flapping your hands around a fire will only fan the flames. Only weaves such as ice spikes were effective against the fire.


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