Around mid afternoon, Ghalen and 'Thel return to the school, and begin to unload his things.
Vai Sunwake wrote:
Ryuzo and Fei should start a club...
When Fei arrives in the infirmary, there is a small bird sitting on the edge of Keme's gurney. It hops up on Fei's shoulder and says in Genosuke's voice:
Genosuke walks all they way back to the school, and arrives at the remade infirmary. He gently lays Keme's body on a gurney, and casts gentle repose on him. He gives him one last look, and a kiss on the forehead, then informs the staff that his body is there. When Genosuke leaves to go find Nala or other staff, Ryuzo steps up and looks over the body, looking for any sign that Hope has let him go.
Whoever else followed or walked with him can be there as well...
Genosuke's cries of grief continue for a while. Cries of pain, loss, and anger echo across the crater, as movement from around the rim catches everyone's eye or ears. Perhaps a few dozen or so fox-like beings of various sizes have arrived. They all look somewhat like Keme, with similar markings and colorations. Some of them pick up the cries themselves, as they gather toward Genosuke, while others stand beside loved ones in stoic comfort of those that grieve. An older female, with lighter fur and showing eight tails herself kneels beside Genosuke and buries her head in his neck, shuddering with her own cries. He pets her and strokes her fur as they all share the loss of a family member, and clan mate. Some of them conjure balls of fire or electricity and let them hang in the air to provide light. All of them make no move to exclude to hedge out those that are already there, sharing their grief. Not long after arrival, the keening stops, and they all speak with Genosuke and the female with them, offering words of comfort and condolences in a strange language that's alot like Sylvan, with a splash of Auran. Oddly they all inquire who is responsible for this, and Genosuke answers them. Then, as quickly as they arrived, they all begin to walk out of the crater, going back to whatever corner of the world or galaxy or plane they came from, clan business done. Genosuke shares a long embrace with the female with him, and then she too departs. He takes Keme's body, and stands, giving everyone in attendance a nod, then begins to walk back to the school, cradling his grandson's still form in his arms, doing his best to gain his composure, but still shuddering from the occasional sob.
This takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes, for those that wanted to discretely leave.
Tybalt Baneko wrote:
OMG <facepalm> He's a friggin firebird... scratch that part about him being worried about heat...good catch sir!
Dunno if it will break things to have the Champion of Deception (masking spells of any kind simply do not work on him) hunting someone who's trying to keep their location and identity masked...
As you make your way into the wood, it's hard to pin where the epicenter is. There is no animal sound, and the feeling of dread gets a little stronger as you move deeper into the wood. There is no swirling miasma of darkness or anything visual to give you a cause for the fear, as aside from that feeling and an absence of animals, there's no indication anything is wrong at all...
Looks like a medium sized kobold with featuress that favor a black dragon. The edges of his scales are calcified a bit, making him look way older than he is. True sight still shows this.He's wearing semi-nice robes with various subtle symbols of death on it.
He carries a staff that looks gnarled with runes on it that glow a sickly blue.
Ghalen Firesoul wrote:
The waiter nods, and looks back into the room. "It is for you, M'lady Tyrrin, a Miss Tamina, I believe?"