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Delion gets a promotion

Post by Delion » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:46 am

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > wake
You wake up.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > yawn
You let out a long yawn.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > sit
You sit down.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > watch
You begin to watch over the surrounding valley.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You see a snake slither into a small hole in the canyon wall.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You see a small reptile chasing flies.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > say Nothing.
You say 'Nothing.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > d
You jump off the ledge and fall flat on your face.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
A Crumbling Canyon
A ledge of red rock extends from the eastern wall. The ground is laden with
fragments of rock that have broken loose from the canyon walls. An
occasional rock tumbles down from the ledge adding to the debris on the
ground.
[ obvious exits: N W ]

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > w
A Crumbling Canyon
The canyon wall curves around your head here, making a kind of shelter from the
sun. Insects scurry and hide behind rocks and inside little holes as you pass
by, waiting for a peaceful time away from the heat. the rock above your head is
that crimson color that is common in this area.
[ obvious exits: N E W ]

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > w
A Crumbling Canyon
Two of the dark red walls meet here, forming an almost perfect
perpendicular figure. Little burrows in the walls make home to several
small insects, and a couple little ones catch your eye as they scurry
about. Bits of rock that have broken loose from the weathered canyon walls
blanket the ground.
[ obvious exits: N E ]

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > n
A Crumbling Canyon
The path ends here, opening up the vast gorge at the bottom of the canyon
walls. The rock at your feet is dark grey, very different than the rest of this
area. Looking up, the canyon walls look like one big tower, piercing the sky.
[ obvious exits: E S U ]

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > u
Steep Path
Dropping quickly here, the path leads to where the canyon wall meets the lowest
part of the ground. The ground is now very solid rock, and the dust makes it
slightly slick. As you draw closer the canyon bottom, you feel overwhelmed by
the high walls around you. It is almost as if you are standing at the base of
the White Tower for the first time.
[ obvious exits: N D ]

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > n
Twist in the Path
The path is widens slightly here, leaving enough room for two horses to travel
side by side. The rock beneath your feet is more solid than the rest of the
area, as the bottom of the canyon draws closer. Further south lies the end of
this path, and the pit of the gorge.
[ obvious exits: S W ]

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > w
Fork in the Path
The cliffside turns towards the east, leading further into the canyon. To the
west, you see the entrance to a small cave in the side of the wall. Man made
scrapings on the sides of the wall lead you to believe that someone was here
recently. The path is gradually becoming narrower, making travel difficult.
[ obvious exits: N E W ]
A hardened vagabond warrior tosses his club from hand to hand here.
A hardened vagabond warrior tosses his club from hand to hand here.
A hardened vagabond warrior tosses his club from hand to hand here.
A hardened vagabond warrior tosses his club from hand to hand here.
A hardened vagabond warrior tosses his club from hand to hand here.
Kiraf the vagabond ringleader is here, barking orders.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf turns towards you.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
A hardened vagabond warrior licks his lips and smiles.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf grins evilly.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf says 'The man o' the hour!'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf says 'Bleedin' Sharans scourin' the place for ya.'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf says 'Been gettin' in the way of our business ventures.'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
You say 'And what would that be?'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf says 'Umbrellas.'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
A hardened vagabond warrior snickers softly.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf says 'Sooner we get you t' trading post, sooner they piss off back t' Shara.'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf says 'Sooner we can start shiftin' these crates.'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
You say 'Of umbrellas.'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf says 'Of umbrellas.'

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
A crate growls.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
A hardened vagabond kicks a crate.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
Kiraf snaps his fingers.

* HP:Hurt MV:Tiring >
A hardened vagabond warrior scythes your left leg hard.
A hardened vagabond warrior scythes your right arm extremely hard.
A hardened vagabond warrior scythes your body.
A hardened vagabond warrior scythes your right hand into bloody fragments!
A hardened vagabond warrior scythes your head extremely hard.
Kiraf the vagabond ringleader crushes your right foot into bloody fragments!

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - A hardened vagabond warrior: Healthy > snarl
You snarl like a wild animal.

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - A hardened vagabond warrior: Healthy >
A horncall echoes throughout the area.

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - A hardened vagabond warrior: Healthy >
Kiraf frowns.

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - A hardened vagabond warrior: Healthy >
Oraste has arrived from the north, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Soudabeh has arrived from the north, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Stas has arrived from the north, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Cerith has arrived from the north, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Nzame has arrived from the north, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A bloodstock stallion has arrived from the north.

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - A hardened vagabond warrior: Healthy > stare defenders
You stare at them in disbelief.

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - A hardened vagabond warrior: Healthy >
You are gallantly rescued by Oraste!
You are gallantly rescued by Soudabeh!
You are gallantly rescued by Stas!
You are gallantly rescued by Cerith!
You are gallantly rescued by Nzame!

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - A hardened vagabond warrior:Healthy > decap warrior
*=* -_=*- +=
Your scimitar takes off the head of a hardened vagabond warrior in a mighty swipe!
A hardened vagabond warrior is dead! R.I.P.
He probably deserved it. Probably.
Your blood freezes as you hear a hardened vagabond warrior's death cry.

Oraste thrusts his heron marked gargantuan bastard sword through a hardened vagabond warrior's chest.
A hardened vagabond warrior is dead! R.I.P.
Your blood freezes as you hear a hardened vagabond warrior's death cry.

Soudabeh's enourmous dark handled, crimson bladed axe shears through a hardened vagabond warrior's leg.
A hardened vagabond warrior screams in pain.

A massive war maul with the engraving 'Frag-Machine' is smashed into and through a hardened vagabond warrior's head by Stas.
A hardened vagabond warrior is dead! R.I.P.
Your blood freezes as you hear a hardened vagabond warrior's death cry.

Cerith chops a serpentine golden halberd with black engravings into a hardened vagabond warrior's face with a sickening crunch.
A hardened vagabond warrior is dead! R.I.P.
Your blood freezes as you hear a hardened vagabond warrior's death cry.

With a mighty cleave, Nzame neatly bisects a hardened vagabond warrior.
A hardened vagabond warrior is dead! R.I.P.
Your blood freezes as you hear a hardened vagabond warrior's death cry.

A hardened vagabond warrior scythes Soudabeh's right arm extremely hard.
Kiraf the vagabond ringleader crushes your head into bloody fragments!

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - Kiraf the vagabond ringleader:Healthy >
Nzame joins your fight!
Stas joins your fight!
Cerith joins your fight!
Oraste joins Soudabeh's fight!

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - Kiraf the vagabond ringleader: Healthy >
You slice Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's body extremely hard.
Nzame cuts Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's left leg hard.
Stas smashes Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's right hand into bloody fragments!
Cerith hacks Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's left arm extremely hard!
Soudabeh chops a hardened vagabond warrior's head extremely hard.

Oraste swiftly removes the head of a hardened vagabond warrior with his heron marked gargantuan bastard sword.
A hardened vagabond warrior is dead! R.I.P.
Your blood freezes as you hear a hardened vagabond warrior's death cry.

Kiraf sends you sprawling with a powerful bash!

* HP:Battered MV:Tiring - Kiraf the vagabond ringleader: Hurt >
Nzame cuts Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's right toe extremely hard.
Stas smashes Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's body.
Cerith hacks Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's right hand extremely hard!
Soudabeh chops Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's head hard.
Oraste smites Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's left leg.
Kiraf crushes your left foot into bloody fragments!

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring - Kiraf the vagabond ringleader: Wounded >
Nzame cuts Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's head hard.
Stas smashes Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's right leg into bloody fragments!
Cerith hacks Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's left hand hard.
Soudabeh chops Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's pancreas into bloody fragments!
Oraste smites Kiraf the vagabond ringleader's right arm hard.
Kiraf crushes your body into bloody fragments!
Kiraf whimpers softly.

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring - Kiraf the vagabond ringleader: Beaten >
Kiraf panics and attempts to flee!
Kiraf leaves west.

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame skillfully sheathes his failure to submit a weapon name when I asked for one ten years ago into a leather baldric.

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring > gasp
You gasp in relief.

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'Leave him, we're going to have company.'

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame glares at Stas.

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Stas says 'Why would I bring the horn if I wasn't supposed to blow it.'

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'No one told you to bring the horn.'

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Stas says 'Then why'd I bring it?'

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame mutters darkly.

* HP:Beaten MV:Tiring > ride bloodstock
You start riding him.

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring > say Thank the Light you found me!
You say 'Thank the Light you found me!'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Stas says 'Ah, we'd never leave a Defender to die!'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring > exa stas
A middle aged man, bearing the colors of Tear stands here. His hair is tied
back neatly, and his goatee is in pristine condition. This short and
muscular man is obviously very proud of himself.

Stas is wearing:
<held> a large wooden horn
<wielded two-handed> A massive war maul with the engraving 'Frag-Machine'
<worn on legs> a fetching black and gold loincloth

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
You say 'No for real. How'd you find me?'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'Well, initially the Captain and Marke refused to tell us where'd they'd sent you.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'Then they claimed you only existed as a collective delusion, and we should all stop thinking about you.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'But after the lizard incident he changed his tune.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Cerith says 'This is technically more of an arrest than a rescue mission.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Cerith snickers softly.

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'Lizard's still rogue somewhere in Tear. We're dealing with a lot of fires lately.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
You say 'Can I opt out of being rescued?'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'Informant in the Winged Guard told us there's been Sharan slavers hitting the coast more and more recently.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
You say 'The hell's a Sharan?'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Cerith says 'If anyone's going to get themselves captured, it's you.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Cerith mocks you relentlessly.

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'We were 90% sure you'd have been thrown off the ship for being annoying and drowned, but bribed some Accepted to form a circle and locate you.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Nzame says 'It turned out you were actually near the border with the Waste.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
You say ''preciated. Long way to come.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Soudabeh says 'We've been barred from Surtain's for trashing it again, not like we had much else to do.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Stas grins evilly.

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
You say 'Oh that reminds me, someone read this.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring > give note Oraste
You give a set of orders to Oraste.

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Oraste arches an eyebrow.

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Oraste begins scanning over the first few lines.

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
You say 'Any trouble with the Aiel?'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Soudabeh spits.

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Soudabeh says 'Lost three men on the way in. Nameless grunts though, no one will miss them.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Soudabeh says 'Except their families.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
You say 'You brought eight?'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring >
Soudabeh says 'Oh no, we pretty much emptied the whole of Tear and the Stone. If anyone tries to take the city right now they can walk right in.'

* R HP:Beaten MV:Tiring > nod
You nod in agreement.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Oraste's eyes bulge as he reads a set of orders.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Cerith nudges you with his elbow.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Cerith whispers to you 'What did you give him?'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
You whisper to Cerith 'Bad news? I think.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Nzame says 'Ah yes, we have your gear.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Nzame gives you a backpack.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong > reeq
You strip down and put on the contents of a backpack.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong > eq
You are wearing:
<worn on finger> a black diamond signet ring
<worn on head> a round, rimmed helmet with a faceguard of steel bars
<worn on helmet> a short black plume
<worn on neck> a tot of rum hanging from a copper chain
<worn on neck> an additional, slightly larger tot of rum hanging from a copper chain
<worn on body> a burnished metal breastplate (strained)
<worn about body> a long, black coat with plain white cuffs
<slung on back> a backpack
<worn on arms> padded sleeves striped with black-and-gold
<worn on hands> a sturdy pair of full leather gauntlets
<wielded> a finely crafted axe
<worn about waist> an extended golden belt with a silver crescent buckle
<worn on belt> an entire ham
<worn on belt> a belt hook
<worn on legs> a pair of unflatteringly tight black and gold breeches
<worn on feet> a pair of boiled leather boots

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Soudabeh says 'That will haunt me forever.'
Stas dry heaves.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
You say 'Were the breeches always this tight?'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Cerith peers at you suspiciously.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Cerith says 'Did you GAIN weight whilst on the run as an escaped slave?'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Oraste says 'Delion, what does this say? I can't read.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong > stare
You stare at the sky.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
You say 'Can anyone read?'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Nzame says 'Nope.'
Stas says 'Not a chance.'
Soudabeh says 'Hell no.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Cerith scolds 'Give it here.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Oraste gives Cerith a set of orders.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Cerith skims over a set of orders.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Cerith visibly pales.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Cerith says 'Just kidding, I never learnt to read.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
You say 'Can you imagine if you had to have an education to join the Defenders?'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Stas falls off his horse laughing.
Cerith chuckles politely.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Oraste says 'Captain can read, probably why he has to do all the paperwork.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Oraste says 'Not that there's any left after the incident.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Stas intones 'The incident.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Stas starts riding a bloodstock stallion.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Nzame says 'Let's move out before someone finds us.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Stas raises a horn to his lips and blows.
A horncall echoes throught the area.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Nzame says 'COULD YOU PLEASE NOT.'

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Stas shrugs.

* R HP:Battered MV:Strong >
Oraste leaves west, riding a bloodstock stallion.
You follow Oraste.

**********************************************************************************************************************************************************

(West of Imre Stand)


* R HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > A Watering Hole
A small depression in the rocky ground here holds warm, flat water for the many
goats that graze in these pastures. Gai'shain come infrequently to refill the
hole with buckets drawn from the reservoir held within Imre Stand. From here,
you can see the fields to the north of Imre Stand, where several unrecognizable
crops are tended to.
[ obvious exits: N E S W ]
A small puddle is rapidly drying up on the cracked ground.
Oraste the Defender of the Stone is standing here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Soudabeh the Defender of the Stone is standing here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Stas the Defender of the Stone is standing here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Cerith the Defender of the Stone is standing here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Nzame the Defender of the Stone is standing here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A Tairen bloodstock stallion stands here, tail swaying with the breeze, being ridden by you.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A sturdy man garbed in the colors of the Defenders of the Stone stands here.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste pulls out a tattered map.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste says 'Right, this is where we make our smooth getaway back through the pass.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Soudabeh says 'Light, it's hot in these coats.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Nzame says 'Looking good versus dying of heatstroke. The eternal struggle.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste says 'We've made great time. It's been weirdly quiet, with the constant horn blowing and considering this place is normally crawling with Aiel.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste says 'And there's several hundred Defenders of the Stone swarming the place in striking black and gold coats. Not exactly blending in.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste says 'Sure seems like we're due something going wrong.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste twiddles his thumbs.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste says 'That's enough lampshading.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
You say 'And with all of us two days away from retirement.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full > sniff
You sniff sadly.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
A strange drumbeat fill the area.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste says 'There we go. Brawling time.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Cerith gets out a small looking glass.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Soudabeh says 'Aiel drums?'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Oraste says 'Do I look like an Aiel drumming expert?'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Cerith says 'It isn't Aiel.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
The sounds of battle echo through the area.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Soudabeh says 'We're missing the fun.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
An elite sharan commander has arrived from the east.
An elite sharan berserker has arrived from the east.
An elite sharan berserker has arrived from the east.
An elite sharan berserker has arrived from the east.
An elite sharan berserker has arrived from the east.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full > dual axe;dra flail
You shift a finely crafted axe to your right hand.
You unfurl a bronze chain scourge from a belt hook and shift it to your left hand.
Soudabeh says 'Nevermind, I'm good for fun.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full > kill berserker
You blast an elite sharan berserker's body into bloody fragments.
You scythe an elite sharan berserker's left foot into bloody fragments.
Soudabeh joins your fight!
An elite sharan berserker crushes Stas's left arm into bloody fragments!
An elite sharan berserker crushes Cerith's right leg into bloody fragments!
An elite sharan berserker crushes Nzame's body into bloody fragments!
An elite sharan commander slashes Oraste's left leg extremely hard.
A Defender of the Stone joins Nzame's fight!
A Defender of the Stone joins your fight!
A Defender of the Stone joins Cerith's fight!
A Defender of the Stone joins Stas's fight!
An elite Defender of the Stone joins Oraste's fight!

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Scratched > lash berserker
* _+=**-_=+ *+
You deeply score an elite sharan berserker's chest!
Soudabeh chops an elite sharan berserker's left leg extremely hard.
An elite sharan berserker crushes your body into bloody fragments!
An elite sharan berserker crushes Stas's body into bloody fragments!
An elite sharan berserker crushes Cerith's right hand into bloody fragments!
An elite sharan berserker crushes Nzame's head into bloody fragments!
An elite sharan commander slashes Oraste's left arm extremely hard.
Nzame cuts an elite sharan berserker's left leg into bloody fragments!
Stas smashes an elite sharan berserker's body hard.
Cerith hacks an elite sharan berserker's right foot very hard.
Oraste smites an elite sharan commander's left foot extremely hard.
A Defender of the Stone slices an elite sharan berserker's left arm.
A Defender of the Stone slices an elite sharan berserker's head hard.
A Defender of the Stone slices an elite sharan berserker's body extremely hard.
A Defender of the Stone slices an elite sharan berserker's right foot hard.
An elite Defender of the Stone slices an elite sharan commander's left leg extremely hard.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
You say 'Let's bounce?'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Oraste nods in agreement.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Cerith mutters something under his breath.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Oraste claps an elite Defender of the Stone on the back.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Oraste says 'Tear thanks you all for your service.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Soudabeh waves his hand at an elite sharan berserker.
An elite sharan berserker is consumed by a pillar of fire!
An elite sharan berserker is dead! R.I.P
Your blood freezes as you hear an elite sharan berserker's death cry.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
An elite sharan commander panics and attempts to flee!
An elite sharan commander leaves east.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Nzame says 'Nice trick Soudabeh.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
You say 'Okay, time to leave tracks.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Stas says 'Sure has been a long attack round.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Cerith says 'Yeah, almost as if someone can't be bothered to make several 16-line plus attack rounds and is just hoping the reader doesn't realise that the combat's frozen until he can make up some bullshit reason to leave the room.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
Cerith peers at you suspiciously.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt >
You say 'Quick, Defenderflee west.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full - An elite sharan berserker: Hurt > defenderflee west
Oraste cartwheels away to the west.
Stas cartwheels away to the west.
You cartwheel away to the west.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full > w
The Wreckage of an Old Caravan
It appears these peddlers never managed to acquire an Aiel guide. Week old
and bloated corpses are strewn about the scorched wagons. It appears they
had nothing else to use for firewood during the freezing nights, or shelter
during the sweltering days. A hill of clay rises to the east.
[ obvious exits: E S W ]
Gutted by flame, a covered wagon has been reduced to a char-blackened mess.
The corpse of a Defender of the Stone is here. [2]
Oraste the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Stas the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
A Tairen bloodstock stallion stands here, tail swaying with the breeze, being ridden by you.
A Defender of the Stone is here, fighting an elite sharan berserker.
A Defender of the Stone is here, fighting an elite sharan berserker.
A sturdy Defender of the Stone is here, fighting an elite sharan berserker.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a Defender of the Stone.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a Defender of the Stone.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a Defender of the Stone.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a Defender of the Stone.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a Defender of the Stone.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a sturdy Defender of the Stone.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a sturdy Defender of the Stone.
Soudabeh cartwheels in from the east.
Cerith cartwheels in from the east.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Stas says 'Guess we're leaving some Defenders to die.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Nzame has arrived from the east, riding a bloodstock stallion.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Nzame says 'Stop trying to make defenderflee a thing.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
A Defender of the Stone says 'We're not gonna win this one!'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
You nod in agreement.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
You say 'You will be missed, guy with no name.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A young Taardad warrior has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A young Taardad warrior has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A black-veiled warrior has arrived from the east.
A young Taardad warrior has arrived from the east.
A wicked-looking woman has arrived from the east.
A wicked-looking woman has arrived from the east.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Soudabeh says 'Yeah I'm done.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Soudabeh disappears in a flash of light.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Stas says 'Man how does he do that.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Nzame says 'Mirrors?'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
You say 'Move move move I can't write that much attack spam.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc screams '8'10 MADE OF TITANIUM HEEEEEEEEERE COMES RHUARC'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
An elite sharan berserker explodes into gore from Rhuarc's kick.
An elite sharan berserker is dead! R.I.P
Your blood freezes as you hear an elite sharan berserker's death cry.
Rhuarc howls triumphantly.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc gallantly rescues a Defender of the Stone!
A black veiled warrior gallantly rescues a Defender of the Stone!
A black veiled warrior gallantly rescues a Defender of the Stone!
A young Taardad warrior gallantly rescues a Defender of the Stone!
A black veiled warrior gallantly rescues an elite Defender of the Stone!
A black veiled warrior gallantly rescues an elite Defender of the Stone!

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
An elite Defender of the Stone leaves west.
A Defender of the Stone leaves west.
A Defender of the Stone leaves west.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc lifts an elite sharan berserker above his head and rips him in two, showering himself in viscera.
An elite sharan berserker is dead! R.I.P
Your blood freezes as you hear an elite sharan berserker's death cry.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc's head turns 180 degrees to stare at Oraste.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc roars 'GET OUT OF MY BARREN, LIFELESS WASTELAND'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Oraste says 'Done.'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Oraste leaves west.
Stas leaves west.
Nzame leaves west, riding a bloodstock stallion.
Soudabeh leaves west.
Cerith leaves west.
Rhuarc grabs your arm, preventing you leaving.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc leans in to you until his face is inches away.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc's jaw unhinges like a snake.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full > whimper
You whimper quietly.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc screams 'TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full >
Rhuarc releases your arm.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full > w
The Middle of Nowhere
Endless flat sands stretch out in every direction. Out in the Waste,
wetlanders can only stagger onward as the relentluss sun hammers down at them,
and the dry air dries their throats, until finally they collapse from thirst or
exhaustion. To the east, you see a worn-looking train of wagons in various
states of disrepair.
[ obvious exits: E S W ]
The corpse of an elite sharan berserker is here.
The corpse of an aiel clan chief is here.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a black veiled warrior.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a black veiled warrior.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a black veiled warrior.
An elite sharan berserker is here, fighting a black veiled warrior.
A black veiled warrior is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
A black veiled warrior is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
A black veiled warrior is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
A wicked-looking woman is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
A black veiled warrior is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
A wicked-looking woman is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
A black veiled warrior is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
A wicked-looking woman is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
A black veiled warrior is here, fighting an elite sharan warrior.
Rhuarc bellows 'TOOOOOOOOOOOH'

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full > w
Atop a Small Hill
The sand dunes here are much higher than in the surrounding areas. The added
height gives you even more visibility than in the rest of the desert. The only
other feature of interest is a small clump of shrubbery at the top of one of
the hills. It doesn't look like the kind of brush that could survive the dry
and arid lands of the Waste.
[ obvious exits: N E W ]
The corpse of a Taardad warrior is here.
A Taardad warrior is here, fighting a sharan swordmaster's apprentice.
A Taardad warrior is here, fighting a sharan swordmaster's apprenctice.
A battle-hardened Taardad veteran is here, fighting a sharan swordmaster.
A sharan swordmaster's apprentice is here, fighting a Taardad warrior.
A sharan swordmaster is here, fighting a wicked-looking woman.

* R HP:Hurt MV:Full > w
An Opening in the Spine of the World
Ahead, you finally see an end to this long path through the Spine of the World.
Sheer cliffs on either side part to reveal the dry and desolate Aiel Waste,
and tremendous heat and arid air buffets you from ahead.
[ obvious exits: E W ]
A battle-hardened aiel veteran stands here, guarding the pass into his homeland.
A battle-hardened aiel veteran stands here, guarding the pass into his homeland.
A battle-hardened aiel veteran stands here, guarding the pass into his homeland.
A battle-hardened aiel veteran stands here, guarding the pass into his homeland.
A battle-hardened aiel veteran stands here, guarding the pass into his homeland.
A battle-hardened aiel veteran stands here, guarding the pass into his homeland.
A battle-hardened aiel veteran stands here, guarding the pass into his homeland.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Your blood freezes as you hear someone's death cry.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full > A Deep Valley
The wide valley parts toward the east, to reveal the endless sands of the
desert known as the Aiel Waste to wetlanders, or the Three-Fold Land to Aiel.
Only a race like the Aiel could inhabit such an inhospitably hot and dry land,
home to some of the most poisonous and dangerous creatures known to man.
[ obvious exits: E W ]
A Tairen bloodstock stallion stands here, tail swaying with the breeze, being ridden by you.

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
Rhuarc screams 'TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full >
You say 'WHAT IS WRONG WITH AIEL.'

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full > w
A Deep Valley
The valley continues far to the east and west. Here, the sand changes color to
a dark brown, which continues all the way to the break in the mountains to the
east, where endless plains and hills of sand stretch out in every direction
make a desolate, seemingly lifeless desert.
[ obvious exits: E W ]

* R HP:Scratched MV:Full > w
A Deep Valley
The valley continues onward, getting increasingly hotter and drier as the land
is more exposed to the hot, hammer-like sun. The heat and incredibly dry air
make judging distances difficult, but you think the end of the valley is a
fairly short way to the east.
[ obvious exits: E W ]

============

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Gate to Jangai Pass
Three tall, stone arches that appear to be squared off at the top guard one
of the entrances into the city. The muted gray stone and the heavy wood
that makes up the gates appears intimidating. The middle gate is the one
that is opened, unless there is a very heavy flow of traffic. Off to the
side of the gate, a sturdy wooden ladder leads to the top of the huge gates
and into the guard rooms that sit atop the gates.
[ obvious exits: N E S W U ]
An oil lamp, set in a steel cage, hangs from a high wooden pole.
An illuminator is here, fiddling with some fuses.
A brown horse is here, nipping at a tuft of grass.
A stout guard stands erect watching the gates.
A stout guard stands erect watching the gates.
A stout guard stands erect watching the gates.
A stout guard stands erect watching the gates.
Oraste the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Soudabeh the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Stas the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Cerith the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Nzame the Defender of the Stone is standing here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A raven is here, flying high in the sky.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace among the ranks.
A sturdy man garbed in the colors of the Defenders of the Stone stands here.
A sturdy man garbed in the colors of the Defenders of the Stone stands here.
A sturdy man garbed in the colors of the Defenders of the Stone stands here.
A sturdy man garbed in the colors of the Defenders of the Stone stands here.
A gruff looking man stands here contemplating his next move.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A Cairhien gate guard says 'So we're NOT being invaded.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Nzame says 'For the tenth time, no.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A Cairhienien gate guard says 'Okay it's just a bit weird you all turning up here at once.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A Cairhienienien gate guard shrugs helplessly.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A Cairh(ien^4) gate guard whines 'It just feels very invasiony.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh says 'Oh cool, you all made it.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh releases streaks of fire at a raven, whose freshly charred corpse falls to the ground.
A raven is dead! R.I.P
Your blood freezes as you hear a raven's death cry.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'Guys he's clearly channeling.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'We don't clan channelers.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'And he's clanned.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'Therefore it's impossible for him to be a channeler. We've been through this a hundred times dude.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh nods at Oraste.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'HOW IS HE THROWING FIRE AT RAVENS?!'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'Do I look like a throwing-fire-at-ravens expert? No.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh waves his hand.
Cerith makes a strangled gasp.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith opens his mouth as if to speak but no words come out.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith glares at Soudabeh.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Nzame says 'So what did you do to them to get them so riled up?'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Probably related to the note.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Oh hey Duberman, how's it going? Can you read.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'Yes I can and no I won't. I have people for that. Make that jobsworth Rodrivar do it.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar whispers to you 'Did they tell you that the Rod is, quite literally, going to have you executed when you get back?'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I'll bring him round, turn on the charm.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar purses his lips, sizing you up.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'Whatever, I'm too important to care about other people. I'm going to find some fun.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar swaggers north.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'I'm with D-man, save the debrief til we get back.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Stas says 'You alright Del?'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Yeah, can't shake the feeling I've forgotten something.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > shrug
You shrug.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Let's drink this place dry.'

=======

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Office of the Defenders
The brass-coloured door has been blown clear from the doorway, which has been
violently widened. Huge black scorch marks mar the walls and floor, where
metal chains have been permanently fused to the the power-wrought stone. A
small desk and chair have been set up in the centre of the devastation.
[ obvious exits: W ]
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A lean man with a short pointed beard surveys the area.
The Defender's quartermaster, Marke, stands nearby.
Oraste the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Nzame the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Cerith the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
A gruff looking man stands here contemplating his next move.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Duberman Torvar says 'You'll get it sorted out Rod? It's more your department.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Duberman Torvar nudges Tihera with his elbow.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera stares at his desk, unresponsive.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Duberman Torvar shrugs at Marke.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Nzame says 'Is he alright?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Marke waves his hands in front of Tihera's face.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Marke says 'Not gonna lie, this is pretty bad lads.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Marke says 'When the gears finally start turning again it'll be messy.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon appears in a flash of light!

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon looks around the room in confusion.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Gentleman, which way to the vault?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke says 'Left out of this room, first door on the left, up the stairs.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon leaves west.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'That, that right there.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'That's channeling. He's channeling the one power.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'Who's the new guy?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke says 'Samon, renowned and beloved local Lord who got raised to a High Lord a few years back. Nice guy.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'I've literally never seen nor heard of that guy before today.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke shrugs helplessly.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Honestly C, you and your outlandish claims. I've definitely heard of him.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'You're thinking of the fish.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > pond
You ponder life, the Universe and everything.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I might be thinking of the fish.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith punches you really hard in the arm.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Marke glances over at you.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Marke says 'How'd you manage to get in here? The gate guards have orders to shoot you on sight.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'Ol' Dubs owed me one for getting him out of Cairhien alive.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Faster than you can register, Duberman Torvar draws a heron-marked longsword from a plain leather scabbard.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Duberman Torvar rests the point of a heron-marked longsword on the crest of your chin.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'My name is Duberman Torvar.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A Defender of the Stone says 'Do it.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar ponders life, the universe and everything.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke says 'It'd be a mercy compared to what the Captain has lined up.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar idly sheathes a heron-marked longsword.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'Lost interest, if anyone needs me, I'm far too important to be bothered.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar swaggers west.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke says 'You might as well make yourselves useful.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke says 'Oraste, Nzame, head up the extra patrols we'll need to deal with Cairhein if it turns sour.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste nods in agreement.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste leaves west.
Nzame leaves west.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke says 'Delion, High Lord Carleon wishes to spend the day hunting in the drowned lands east of Tear. You're on escort duty until Tihera comes around.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Can do boss.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera mutters something under his breath, his eyes locking onto yours.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke says 'You should go.'

-----

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
Low Foothills
Several small hills roll lazily along the base of a mountain range to the
north. Covered in knee high grass and an occasional stand of trees, the
hills stretch out to the east and north. Directly to the west a large gully
blocks passage.
[ obvious exits: N E S ]
A Tairen bloodstock stallion stands here, tail swaying with the breeze, being ridden by you.
High Lord Carleon fiddles with the string of a massive bow here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A young boy in a fine coat is here, riding a bloodstock stallion.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon says 'What a glorious day to take my only living heir on a hunt!'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon says 'Look at us two, the only extant members of our house.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon ruffles a young boy's hair playfully.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > drink skin
You take a massive swig of moonshine from an oversized water skin.
You are very drunk.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon nods at you.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon says 'You'd do well to follow his example Alons, bringing plenty of water and staying hydrated in a place like this is very important.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A young boy nods in agreement.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A young boy drinks from a small waterskin.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > belch
You belch in approval.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon glances at you quizzically.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon nods to the east.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon says 'Our quarry lies before us, stay close.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon leaves east, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A young boy leaves east, riding a bloodstock stallion.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > e
Foothills
Rolling hills make for pleasant scenery. Covered in knee high grass that
sways lazily in the breeze, an occasional group of trees breaks the green
carpeting. Tall peaks shrouded in the clouds lie far to the north with more
hills in near vacinity.
[ obvious exits: N W ]
A Tairen bloodstock stallion stands here, tail swaying with the breeze, being ridden by you.
High Lord Carleon fiddles with the string of a massive bow here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A young boy in a fine coat is here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A snake is crawling through the water here.
An elk with massive antlers eyes you with curiosity.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon raises a single finger to his lips.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon nocks a massive longbow with a black, fletched arrow.
High Lord Carleon begins drawing a massive longbow...

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon fires a massive longbow!

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A black, fletched arrow arcs through the air...

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
An elk roars in pain as it's skewered by a black, fletched arrow!

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
An elk panics and attempts to flee!
An elk leaves north.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon says 'Keep up, the chase is on!'
A young boy cheers in delight!

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon leaves north, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A young boy leaves north, riding a bloodstock stallion.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > n
Foothills Near a River
The foothills grow larger here to the north. Passage north is now blocked
by the even steeper hills and small mountians. Just to the east, a river
begins to form as water drains from the mountain range. A dark green swamp
can be seen in the distance to the south, shrouded by a thick fog.
[ obvious exits: E S ]
A Tairen bloodstock stallion stands here, tail swaying with the breeze, being ridden by you.
High Lord Carleon fiddles with the string of a massive bow here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A young boy in a fine coat is here, riding a bloodstock stallion.
A large wet lizard tests the air with its forked tongue.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon raises a hand, drawing his horse to a halt.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A waterlizard watches you curiously.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon says 'Careful now, I've seen one of these beasts take down a horse.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon says 'Stay well back Alons.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A young boy brings his horse in line behind High Lord Carleon's.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
Tasting the air with its tongue, a waterlizard begins lumbering towards you!

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
High Lord Carleon says 'Defender, my sword.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > draw sword
You sloppily draw a brass-hilted general's sword from an ornately tooled leather scabbard.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > throw sword carleon
You drunkenly lob a brass-hilted general's sword at High Lord Carleon!

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A brass-hilted general's sword arcs through the air...

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A brass-hilted general's sword neatly removes High Lord Carleon's head from his body!
High Lord Carleon is dead! R.I.P
Down with the bourgeois!
Your blood freezes as you hear High Lord Carleon's death cry.
A young boy stops following High Lord Carleon.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > facepalm
You rest your head in your hand.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
You say 'That one's on me.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
You say 'Hey kid congrats on the new title.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A waterlizard grabs onto a young boy!
A waterlizard begins dragging a struggling young boy towards the east.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
You say 'Hey, HEY. Drop it. Drooooooooop it.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > grab boy
You grab onto a young boy.

* G R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A waterlizard shakes a young boy around violently!
You lose your grip!

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
A waterlizard leaves east.
A young boy leaves east.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > e
You would need to swim there, you can't just walk it.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > drum
You drum your fingers on your chin.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
You say 'Hmmmm.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > drink skin
You take a massive swig of moonshine from an oversized water skin.
You are very, very drunk.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > smack
You smack your lips together.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > shrug
You shrug.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >
You say 'Eh, it can wait til the morning.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong > s
Foothills
Rolling hills make for pleasant scenery. Covered in knee high grass that
sways lazily in the breeze, an occasional group of trees breaks the green
carpeting. Tall peaks shrouded in the clouds lie far to the north with more
hills in near vacinity.
[ obvious exits: N W ]
A Tairen bloodstock stallion stands here, tail swaying with the breeze, being ridden by you.
A snake is crawling through the water here.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Strong >

==========

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Office of the Defenders
The brass-coloured door has been blown clear from the doorway, which has been
violently widened. Huge black scorch marks mar the walls and floor, where
metal chains have been permanently fused to the the power-wrought stone. A
small desk and chair have been set up in the centre of the devastation.
[ obvious exits: W ]
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
A lean man with a short pointed beard surveys the area.
The Defender's quartermaster, Marke, stands nearby.
The Headsman of the Stone picks his teeth with a gleaming steel axe.
The Ombudsman of the Stone rifles through mountains of paperwork.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full > break cuffs
You can't break these cuffs.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'Hey bud.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Headsman says 'Hey Del.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'Why's he here.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full > nod headsman
You nod at him.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'I'm weighing my options.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera points a stout oak crossbow at your chest.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera lowers a stout oak crossbow.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'For maximum satisfaction.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'Marke, how quickly can we heat up a vat of boiling oil?'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'I would like to file a complaint.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman readies a quill.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'I am concerned about an increasingly hostile work environment.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman scribbles something down.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman says 'Thank you, your request will be processed in 3-5 months.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera leers at you, his teeth bared.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'Shame for you.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'I would like to file a complaint.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'Shut it.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman shushes Tihera.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman says 'The recent edict by the High Lords requires a complaint to be recorded and closed before we can proceed.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'I am concerned about the length of time it takes for a complaint to be processed.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman scribbles something down.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman says 'Thank you, your request will be processed in 3-5 months.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
A secretary has arrived from the west.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
A secretary drops a sack of papers.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
A secretary leaves west.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman groans.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman says 'Make that 4-6 months.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera balks at the thought.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'Your position was created YESTERDAY.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full > intimidate
You draw yourself up to your full height of four feet, ten inches.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'What superflous charges are you throwing at me this time?'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera exhales slowly through gritted teeth.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'Detonating my office, clearly.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'Oh thank the Light.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'Whilst I was inside said office.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full > sigh
You breathe a sigh of relief.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'I thought this was about beheading the High Lord.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera barks a clipped laugh.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'Ever the joker.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Marke casts a worried glance in your direction.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera says 'You know what? I'm just going to have you thrown off the highest point of the stone.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera stops sitting in a high-backed chair and stands up.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera crumples a piece of paper into a ball.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera raises a ball of paper above his head and drops it to the floor, providing the appropriate whistling effects.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera grinds the ball of paper into the floor with his boot, chuckling to himself.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'I'd like to file a complaint.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Marke twiddles his thumbs.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera hisses 'Please let us hear it.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'I need time to think.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You say 'Give me a few decades.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera growls 'Enough with this farce.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman shushes Tihera.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Ombudsman says 'Complaint requests must be closed before proceedings can continue.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
Tihera's face slowly begins to slide from frustration through to white hot fury.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
You smile happily.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Headsman yawns loudly.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke stifles a laugh.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera points a stout oak crossbow at your chest.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
The Ombudsman shakes her head at Tihera.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera points a stout oak crossbow at an Ombudsman's chest.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Marke shakes his head at Tihera.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera's face contorts into unnatural shapes.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera lowers a stout oak crossbow.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Captain, you're looking remarkably apoplectic today.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera starts his breathing exercises.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'So what are people up to this weekend?'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A Defender of the Stone rolls his eyes at you.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Can I get out of these? The cuffs are rubbing my wrists something fierce.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
The Ombudsman scribbles something down.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
The Ombudsman says 'Thank you, your request will be processed in 4-6 months.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'No wait that wasn't my complaint. My wrists feel fine actually.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera screams 'DON'T LET HIM SAY ANOTHER WORD.'
You are deafened.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You are roughly tackled by a Defender of the Stone.
A Defender of the Stone kicks you in the gut, driving the wind from your lungs!

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
A Defender of the Stone shoves a ball of cloth into your mouth.

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
You are hauled to your feet.

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
Tihera drums his fingers waiting for the ringing to fade.

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Finally.'

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh > squawk
Your squawk of indignation is muffled by the ball of cloth.

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
A Defender of the Stone has arrived from the west.

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
A Defender of the Stone snaps to attention.

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
A Defender of the Stone says 'The men you requested are assembled outside.'

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
Tihera sighs softly.

* H HP:Scratched MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Bring them in.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste has arrived from the west.
Nzame has arrived from the west.
Cerith has arrived from the west.
Stas has arrived from the west.
Soudabeh has arrived from the west.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Stas says 'Completely Duberman's fault.'
Soudabeh says 'I've never been to Cairhien in my life.
Oraste says 'It's a conspiracy.'
Nzame says 'String of bad luck.'
Cerith says 'Completely Delion's fault.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Stas says 'Oh actually let's go with that last one.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > say How dare you.
You mumble into your gag.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Nzame says 'Ah the Ombudsman, I've been looking for you.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A steel crossbow bolt whizzes past Nzame's head.
A steel crossbow bolt clatters to the floor.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera lowers a stout oaken crossbow.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Do not interact with the Ombudsman.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Stas says 'Uhhh, that sort of goes against the point of an Ombudsman.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera nocks a steel crossbow bolt.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera begins winding up the tension of a stout oaken crossbow...

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Stas says 'Dumbass.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera continues winding up the crossbow...

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
With a satisfying CLICK, a stout oaken crossbow is ready to fire.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A steel crossbow bolt embeds itself in Stas's leg!
Stas falls to the ground with a shout of pain!

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera closes his eyes and counts to ten under his breath.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Stas moans on ground, clutching his leg.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Right.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'First on the agenda.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Why did you think it fit to empty the entire city of Tear of enlisted men two days ago.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Stas moans on the ground, clutching his leg.
Soudabeh says 'I've never been to Tear in my life.'
Oraste says 'It's a conspiracy.'
Nzame says 'String of bad luck.'
Cerith says 'Completely Delion's fault.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera looks at Cerith flatly.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'I can believe that.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A Defender of the Stone clears his throat.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A Defender of the Stone says 'They lied to us. Told me it was for a mission of utmost importance.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh gasps in astonishment.
Oraste says 'Snitches get stitches.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera waves a hand.
Oraste draws a finger across his throat.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Second item.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Using funds pilfered from the war treasury, you bribed a group of Accepted who were supposed to learning the history and customs of Tear to instead form a circle to both locate Delion and to then open a gateway to Cairhien.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Through which you poured our entire military, almost to the man, directly into the city.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Nzame says 'You told us to find him.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'Really this is your fault.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'There were implied limits to that order.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera forces a mirthless smile.

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Lastly, perhaps related to the previous question.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'And think back very, very carefully.'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'As of two days ago,'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Why'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'Are'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera says 'We'

* H HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Tihera bellows 'AT WAR WITH THE RISING SUN?!'
You are deafened.

=======

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain to Get Drunk
The newest establishment in Tear, this bar evokes friendliness and
cleanliness. Made of dark wood and leather, and with bread always in the
oven, this is comfort made into a bar as the warmth of the fireplace keeps
the cold at bay. As a home away from home, this spot is a popular
destination for locals and foreigners alike.
A sign neatly hangs above the counter and a plaque is fastened to a nearby
wall.
[ obvious exits: N ]
A large stone fireplace is set into the wall.
A long wooden table offers room for patrons.
An inviting black velvet armchair rests here.
A simple man blends into the crowd of the city.
A Defender of the Stone maintains peace in the city.
Meia din Suthon stands here, eyeing your purse.
A merchant guard eyes you warily, intent on keeping order.
A merchant guard eyes you warily, intent on keeping order.
A bartender serves customers with a greedy smile.
A cat is here, resting lazily.
Surtain the Completely Legitimate Businessman is standing here.
Oraste the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Soudabeh the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Cerith the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Rajis the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
Kai the Defender of the Stone is standing here.
A gruff looking man stands here contemplating his next move.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh raises a hand.
Floating across the room, a flagon of dark beer comes to rest in front of Soudabeh.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain claps approvingly.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith rolls his eyes at Soudabeh.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A flagon of dark beer floats across the room to Cerith.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'Congratulations again on becoming a Lord of the Land.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > flex
You flex your muscles. Wow!

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Rajis says 'I had no idea trial by combat with a Lord meant you could claim his entire estate.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'Pretty dodgy interpretation of trial by combat. Sounded like a hunting accident.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Hey I don't make the rules.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar nods in agreement.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'Little known by-law, only kicks in if there aren't any family members who stand to inherit. We don't exactly shout it from the rooftops.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A flagon of dark beer starts gently nudging Cerith's head.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain says 'Does he also inherit Carleon's tab?'
Cerith swats ineffectually at a flagon of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Rajis says 'What's the best bit?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'The legal immunity.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar takes a swig from a flagon of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'Amen to that.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A plainly dressed man sneezes.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai says 'Hold on.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai plants a pair of silver sai in the back of a plainly dressed man, resulting in some strange noises and blood!
A plainly dressed man is dead! R.I.P.
Your blood freezes as you hear a plainly dressed man's death cry.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain looks askew at the corpse slumped on his bar.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai says 'Illian spy, watch he'll turn green.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A merchant guard prods the corpse of a plainly dressed man with his foot.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai says 'Or into a swarm of bees.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Everyone watches the corpse intently.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai says 'Sometimes you can just tell.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain waves a hand at a merchant's guard.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A merchant guard picks up the corpse of a plainly dressed man.
A merchant guard leaves north.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste chugs a flagon of dark beer.
Cerith chugs a flagon of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar peers at Kai over the rim of his flagon.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'I don't think he was.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai says 'He buzzed.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'He can take it up with the Ombudsman.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar shrugs.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > chug flagon
You gulp down the dark beer.
You are drunk.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste snaps his fingers.
A bartenders slides a flagon of dark beer across the bar to Oraste.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste points at Cerith.
A bartender slides a flagon of dark beer across the bar to Cerith.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain says 'How's the war with Cairhien going?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Rajis says 'We're at war with Cairhien?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai says 'News to me.'
Kai leaves north.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A small dog arrives from the north.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'No actual hostilities yet. Captain's gone north to resolve it before we start killing each other.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh says 'Does he know Delion's a Lord yet?'
Rajis chugs a flagon of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste shakes his head.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'As far as he knows, Delion was thrown off the Stone immediately after he left.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I will be missed.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai has arrived from the north.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai says 'What's the fastest way to Cairhien?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain says 'Got a shipment of weapons headed that way. Leaving in an hour, hop on.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Kai leaves north.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'You're shipping weapons to Cairhien? Whilst we're at war?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain glances at a bartender.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Surtain says 'Next round's on me.'
Surtain leaves north.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > cheer
You cheer loudly.
Cerith cheers loudly.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bright slash of light dilates into a gateway to another place.
A gateway neatly bisects a small dog.
A small dog is dead! R.I.P.
Your blood freezes as you hear a small dog's death cry.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon steps out from a gateway.
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold steps out from a gateway.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Greetings, allow me to introduce myself.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'I am High Lord Salmon.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon throws his head back and cackles with insane glee.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'BEHOLD!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bar of pure white light erupts from High Lord Samon's palm, colliding with a black cat!
A black cat's colours invert completely, before fading into nothing.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold whispers something to High Lord Samon.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Correction: High Lord Samon.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'But you may refer to me as Bel, at your convenience.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold whispers something to High Lord Samon.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Correction: Call me Sam. Do not call me Bel.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Rajis says 'That's some trick!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh says 'Never seen that one before.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Thank you, thank you.'
Soudabeh chugs a flagon of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon performs a sweeping bow.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith mutters darkly into a flagon of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'A beer for our new guests! Slap it on my tab.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > snap
You snap your fingers.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Which I can actually pay back now.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'But won't.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bartender slides a beer up to High Lord Samon.
A bartender slides a beer up to a pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bar of pure white light erupts from High Lord Samon's palm, colliding with a flagon of dark beer!
A flagon of dark beer's colours invert completely, before fading into nothing.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Can't touch this, I'm too fast.'
High Lord Samon makes chopping motions with his arms, adding in his own WHOOSH and HYAH sounds.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold makes an expression that is reminiscent of eye rolling, if he perhaps had eyes to roll.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold takes a sip of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold hisses 'Not bad.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh narrows his eyes, steadying himself on the bar.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh raises a hand, his forehead beading in concentration.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bar of pure white light erupts from Soudabeh's palm, colliding with a bar stool!
A bar stool's colours invert completely, before fading into nothing.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste falls to the ground roughly.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon roars with laughter.
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold slams back a flagon of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > laugh
You fall over laughing.
Oraste scowls.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar says 'Keep em coming!'
A bartender slides a beer up to pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold.
A bartender slides a beer up to Duberman Torvar.
A bartender slides a beer up to you.
Oraste clambers to his feet.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > slam beer
You slam back the flagon of dark beer.
You are drunk.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Soudabeh says 'This is awesome!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'I know right?!'
Duberman slams back a flagon of dark beer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bar of pure white light erupts from Soudabeh's palm, colliding with a long wooden table!
A long wooden table's colours invert completely, before fading into nothing.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bar of pure white light erupts from High Lord Samon's palm, colliding with a supporting beam!
A supporting beam's colours invert completely, before fading into nothing.
The roof creaks ominously.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold chuckles politely, before remembering himself.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A merchant guard says 'Do me, do me!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bar of pure white light erupts from High Lord Samon's palm, colliding with a merchant guard!
A merchant guard's colours invert completely, before fading into nothing.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bartender says 'Not to be rude M'Lord, but is he coming back.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'I think...'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Not.'
Duberman Torvar lets loose a loud guffaw.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Cerith says 'I'm tapping out right now.'
Cerith leaves north.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'This guy, this guy is great.'
Rajis nods in agreement.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'You're the best high lord named after a fish I've ever met.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > sling salmon
You don't have any.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > sling samon
You sling your arm around High Lord Samon.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A gentle pressure in your mind heavily suggests you step away from High Lord Samon and sit down in a nearby chair.
You comply.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'I've completely forgotten why I came here.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold whispers something to High Lord Samon.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Oh right, Demandred!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Oraste says 'Come again.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Uh, I uh, demandred another drink.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Duberman Torvar snickers softly.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'It's a regional dialect.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I can personally recommend the Retashen Dazer.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You wink suggestively.
Rajis grins evilly.
Soudabeh blinks his eyes innocently.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bartender scoops a foul, frothing liquid from an open barrel.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A bartender slides a goblet of Retashen Dazer across the bar to High Lord Samon.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A goblet of Retashen Dazer whispers 'Kill me.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon throws a bemused look at a goblet of Retashen Dazer.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'I received a missive from Mayene asserting that you came across some vital intelligence in a recent escapade?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Oh right you are.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'It did suggest I'd find the documents on your corpse somewhere in the Aiel Waste, if at all, but you seem to have surpassed expectations!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You give a crumpled, beer-stained pile of papers to a pale, eyeless man clad in black and gold.
An eyeless man clad in black and old doesn't eye you with distate.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon beams a smile at you.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'You haven't touched your drink.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Actually you look thirstier than I.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Not a chance.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A gentle pressure in your mind heavily suggests that actually you'd like nothing more than a cup of Surtain's world famous room-temperature fermented ewe's milk homebrew.
You comply.

---

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
The White Raven
The newest establishment in Godan, this inn evokes friendliness and
cleanliness. Satinwood tables, each topped with a small brass cauldron
kept bubbling with a small brazier, dominate the floorspace. A central
path stretches from the arched doorway to the bar, ducking under a
massive to'raken skull suspended from the rafter.
[ obvious exits: N S ]
A large stone fireplace is set into the wall.
A signed poster of the Empress is proudly on display.
A server wearing a tacky insectoid helm weaves between the tables.
Lord Breckon of Arafel is sitting here.
Lord Santino Du Lis, General of Mayene is sitting here.
Lord Aldwyn Cuebiyar d'Ayende is sitting here.
Lady Naomi sur Mardukis, Commander of the Mayener Cavalry is sitting here.
Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, the First of Mayene, ponders the situation.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain sits down.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I think we've got very different definitions of lunch.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain smiles sweetly.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Breckon says 'Garett's running late?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Aldwyn shrugs his arms helplessly.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Your blood freezes as you hear something's death cry.

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Aldwyn says 'I'm sure he's keeping busy.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Your blood freezes as you hear something's death cry.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I think I need a lawyer.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Santino glares at you icily.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Santino say 'You need to be put down like a rabid dog.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A server scuttles sideways over to you.

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A server drawls 'Howdy ya'll, welcome to the White Raven! What can I do you for?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I'll take the grolm nuggets.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Naomi scans a menu.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon has arrived from the south.
Melat has arrived from the south.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Ah what a remarkable coincidence for us to wander into this charming...'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A server scuttles sideways holding a tray of sparkling pink drinks.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Establishment.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'And by chance I've brought the man who assures me he is our finest diplomat.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat beams at High Lord Samon.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Oh, is Ragnar here?'
Naomi says 'Fuujin?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat makes a small, sad noise.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Santino says 'Who the hell is this?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat says 'Show some respect to a High Lord of Tear.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Santino says 'A High Lord of Mayene.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Oh, am I?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I'm reasonably sure it's Tear.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Breckon says 'The council of Seconds has officially replaced Tear with Mayene in the lexicon.'
Naomi nods in agreement.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Compensating for something?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Naomi kicks your shin under the table.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > resist
You try and fail to hold back tears.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Naomi says 'Typical Defender, crying crocodile Mayenes.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Your blood freezes as you hear something's death cry.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat says 'In that case, I propose we change all instances of the word Mayene with Tear.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Aldwyn says 'With Mayene.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Seconded.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat says 'Council majority reached.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Santino says 'This is a farce, as a Second of Mayene, I-'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat says 'Second of Tear.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Santino snarls.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Santino growls 'I will Mayene you a new one.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A server places a steaming pile of grolm nuggets in front of you.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain rolls her eyes.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'We came here for more than just semantics.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'And grolm nuggets.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A plate of grolm nuggets wriggles ominously.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'We'll need to work together for this.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'And why should Tear he-'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Aldwyn says 'Mayene.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'And why should Mayene help Mayene w-'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat says 'Tear.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'And why should Mayene help Tear with with this?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'If we could just put a pin in that.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Santino says 'It'll be a cold day in hell when I listen to-'
High Lord Samon raises a finger.

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Santino says 'I propose we all listen to High Lord Samon.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Naomi looks at Santino in bewilderment.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A plate of grolm nuggets purrs contentedly.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'These are food right?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A server drawls 'My contract requires that I answer yes. Anything else ya'll need?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'As we cannot be seen to be working together, I have covertly drawn up a plan with High Lord Samon.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'A small team will infiltrate Shara. Intel, disruption, buy us some time. They'll undoubtedly be wary now they've lost the element of surprise. Perhaps they can be dissuaded further.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Garett places a pair of moonstone hilted dirks in the back of a server, resulting in some strange noises and blood!
A server is dead! R.I.P
Your blood freezes as you hear a server's death cry.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Garett grabs a sparkling pink drink from a server's tray before it can hit the ground.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Who'd volunteer for that.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon claps you on the back.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Your reputation for leaving a trail of death and destruction precedes you.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'I shall select from members of the guard.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Breckon panics and attempts to flee!
Breckon leaves south.
Santino throws himself through a nearby window, screaming.
Aldwyn dives across the table, crashing through a young family.
Naomi grabs onto a rafter and hauls herself into the ceiling.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Garett says 'I missed some context.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat says 'I know of several candidates I can contact.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'We will be in touch.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'But first, a speech.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'There is no need-'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat says 'A speech?'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > rise
You rise to your feet.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Why I think everyone here would love that.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain says 'Do not indulge him.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > smash glass
You grab a wine glass and smash it on the floor.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'My friends, these are dark times indeed.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'The road ahead will be long, marked with hardship and sorrow.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat says 'And hardship.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Yes, hardship, sorrow and hardship.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Berelain watches you impassively.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I can feel the weight of the magnificitude of the task I am entrusted with.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon says 'Oh, is that a word?'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Yet I stand tall.'
Berelain says 'No.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I will not falter in the face of this colossal empire, nay I cannot.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'No matter how many times we get beaten down, we get back up.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Every drop of blood spilled, we pay back a hundredfold.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Together, we can overcome anything in our path.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Together, we end the threat of Shara once and for all.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You lower your hands.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
A server tentatively begins to clap.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'I stand before you not as a Defender of the Stone,'
A server stops clapping.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'But as a Defender of our very way of life.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'The forces of Tear, and May-'
Melat says 'And Tear.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'The forces of Tear and Tear have no equal under the sun.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Honed through steel and blood, each of us is worth a hundred sharans, no a-'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You whisper to Melat 'What's a number higher than a hundred.'
Melat shrugs helplessly.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You say 'Double that!'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat's eyes shine with righteous fervor.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > change mood berserk
Your voice rises to a crescendo.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You scream 'WITH OUR COMBINED MIGHT, WE CAN MAKE OUR DREAMS A REALITY.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
You scream 'WE CAN FIND MY HORSE.'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
High Lord Samon claps politely.
Melat spontaneously breaks into the Tairen national anthem.
Berelain massages the bridge of her nose.

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Garett says 'I definitely missed some context.'
Melat bellows 'THOUGH KINGDOMS RISE AND FAAAAAAAAAAAAALL'

* R HP:Healthy MV:Fresh >
Melat bellows 'EVER THE STONE STANDS TAAAAAAAAAAALL'
You yell 'EVER THE STONE STANDS TAAAAAAAAAAALL'

Enoch
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Re: Delion gets a promotion

Post by Enoch » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:22 pm

I love it

Cerith
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Re: Delion gets a promotion

Post by Cerith » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:11 pm

Wrong forum. This is the rp forum, not the factual recounting of events exactly as they happened forum!

Naomi
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Re: Delion gets a promotion

Post by Naomi » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:22 am

These are always my favorite things to read!

Lea
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Re: Delion gets a promotion

Post by Lea » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:59 am

I laughed

Santino
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Re: Delion gets a promotion

Post by Santino » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:07 pm

One of the best things I’ve ever read. Naomi’s bit about crying crocodile Mayenes killed me.

Well done. Old names I’ve missed. The channeling too.

I think you really captured everyone’s personality from memory and it’s brilliant

Theid
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Re: Delion gets a promotion

Post by Theid » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:58 pm

Super fantastic! Also loved the Lord by Combat part.. Well done!

Rajis
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Re: Delion gets a promotion

Post by Rajis » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:00 pm

Can we blow a horn and get all the old defenders back please?

Melat
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Re: Delion gets a promotion

Post by Melat » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:22 pm

Confirmed. These are facts. Mayene is now part of Tear as an independent nation.

And now I know why surtain dissapears every time there is a war...

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