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When Sky returns to their nest Blodwen is waiting for him with a meaningful, :We need to talk.:


Blodwen Pefhlawae wrote:
When Sky returns to their nest Blodwen is waiting for him with a meaningful, :We need to talk.:

:Well now, for a moment I thought you were Shamaness Osprey. Gave me a bit of a fright there. Should we be outside the wards for this? I have the strangest feeling I may be slapped.:

He pauses for a moment.

:Understand, I did what I had to in order to protect our family. You shouldn't be so worked up considering your condition.:

The 9 Layers of Hell hath no fury like an angry shape-shifting lady starhawk who is pregnant and possesing a myriad of powers! ;)


Sky Cloudgather wrote:
Blodwen Pefhlawae wrote:
When Sky returns to their nest Blodwen is waiting for him with a meaningful, :We need to talk.:

:Well now, for a moment I thought you were Shamaness Osprey. Gave me a bit of a fright there. Should we be outside the wards for this? I have the strangest feeling I may be slapped.:

He pauses for a moment.

:Understand, I did what I had to in order to protect our family. You shouldn't be so worked up considering your condition.:

The 9 Layers of Hell hath no fury like an angry shape-shifting lady starhawk who is pregnant and possesing a myriad of powers! ;)

She glares at him. :You wanna take it outside the wards? Fine.:

She teleports them both to a nearby mountain and slaps him. Hard.
:It wasn't bad enough that you put both our lives at risk for that little stunt the first time through, then you have the gall to keep the truth from me. For weeks. You bastard! Did it ever occur to you that there might be risks to what you were doing? For both of us. And don't you dare tell me I shouldn't be worked up!:


"Dead Bird Flapping...." :D

And a belated good morning to one and all :)


Blodwen Pefhlawae wrote:

She glares at him. :You wanna take it outside the wards? Fine.:

She teleports them both to a nearby mountain and slaps him. Hard.
:It wasn't bad enough that you put both our lives at risk for that little stunt the first time through, then you have the gall to keep the truth from me. For weeks. You bastard! Did it ever occur to you that there might be risks to what you were doing? For both of us. And don't you dare tell me I shouldn't be worked up!:

He takes the slap well. "Just like Shamaness Osprey," he thinks to himself.

"I considered a lot of things before I performed the Ritual of the Three. I considered what would happen if I didn't do and you died because I couldn't fight well enough to stay alive defend you, our home, and our little ones. But what I considered most of all, was how much I love you. That was what made me do what I did. People do stupid things, Blodwen, when they're in love."

He closes his eyes.
"You really should calm down, the baby is getting upset."

He looks at the sky above them, and Blodwen can hear the remorse in his next thought.

:I wanted to make sure there was a chance the little ones had someone take care of them, should I die. Someone who would tell tham about me, teach them to read the winds and make sure they could survive on their own. Someone... who loved them:


Sky Cloudgather wrote:

He takes the slap well. "Just like Shamaness Osprey," he thinks to himself.

"I considered a lot of things before I performed the Ritual of the Three. I considered what would happen if I didn't do and you died because I couldn't fight well enough to stay alive defend you, our home, and our little ones. But what I considered most of all, was how much I love you. That was what made me do what I did. People do stupid things, Blodwen, when thier in love."

He looks at the sky above them, and Blodwen can hear the remorse in his next thought.

:I wanted to make sure there was a chance the little ones had someone take care of them, should I die. Someone who would tell tham about me, teach them to read the winds and make sure they could survive on their own. Someone... who loved them:

:None of that excuses lying to me about it! How could you do that? Did you think I wouldn't find out? Did it never occur to you that even if part of you dies that it would still damage me? Because it would. And I'm no good to our children if I end up as a living ghost. But you didn't trust me enough to tell me the truth.:

She turned away, shoulders shaking with sobs.
:Dammit, Sky! I love you. And I don't want you to die. But I do understand that our lives have a lot of risk. I can even understand why you did what you did. I don't want to leave our little ones all alone either. But how could you lie to me like that?:


After the Champions leave, Devlyn looks over at Allura.

"Okay. I'm pretty sure that makes us even more under-staffed for our little 'urban cleanup' project. Considering the saber-rattling going on between the Servants and the Eyrie, I'm wondering if we need to table this whole mess at the Bazaar for now. I just don't think we have enough people available to take care of it properly. Not to mention the fact that the city guard is about to descend on that warehouse for some serious disturbance of the peace..."

Leans back against the wall and rubs his temples, eyes narrowed.


:I didn't lie, not entirely. I told you the Ritual would allow me to fight three times as much as I could before."

He shudders.

:I guess I thought I was protecting you... and myself. Everyone I trusted or loved ended up being horrible or dead. The parents I never knew? Dead. The family that took me in? They were nice until I told them about my lycanthropy. My tribe? Dead, because I unknowingly led a giant to out home cliff, and it came back a week later with it's clan. I knew you wouldn't be horrible to me, so what did that leave for you? What did it leave for me if you did die? Death because I did something or told you something!:

The feeling of great loss and terrible suffering accompanies his words.
:I didn't want to lose a fourth family and I didn't want our little ones to grow up with no real family.:


The Dalesman wrote:

After the Champions leave, Devlyn looks over at Allura.

"Okay. I'm pretty sure that makes us even more under-staffed for our little 'urban cleanup' project. Considering the saber-rattling going on between the Servants and the Eyrie, I'm wondering if we need to table this whole mess at the Bazaar for now. I just don't think we have enough people available to take care of it properly. Not to mention the fact that the city guard is about to descend on that warehouse for some serious disturbance of the peace..."

Leans back against the wall and rubs his temples, eyes narrowed.

Oroth to count the names of people still available.

"You, me, Allura, LK, Kiba, and possible Tristan and Arielle. That leaves us with seven people still here that can help. Four of which are little kids who seem to actually be more powerful than us."


Sky Cloudgather wrote:

:I didn't lie, not entirely. I told you the Ritual would allow me to fight three times as much as I could before."

He shudders.

:I guess I thought I was protecting you... and myself. Everyone I trusted or loved ended up being horrible or dead. The parents I never knew? Dead. The family that took me in? They were nice until I told them about my lycanthropy. My tribe? Dead, because I unknowingly led a giant to out home cliff, and it came back a week later with it's clan. I knew you wouldn't be horrible to me, so what did that leave for you? What did it leave for me if you did die? Death because I did something or told you something!:

The feeling of great loss and terrible suffering accompanies his words.
:I didn't want to lose a fourth family and I didn't want our little ones to grow up with no real family.:

:Sky, that's...completely insane! I'm not going anywhere. You aren't going to lose me. How could knowing the truth about what you did lead to my death! Look at me.: She put her hands on either side of his face and looked up at him intently. :You have got to stop letting this fear rule you, eranoyeh. I am here. I am with you. I am not going anywhere. We have a nestful of younglings who we love and another on the way, and we are both going to raise them. Together. You can't push your family away from you because you're afraid of losing us. You can't lose me. I'm part of you, and you of me. Let go of this. Please. Whatever happens we can face it. Together. Both of us. The past doesn't have to be the future, Sky. Please.:


Oroth Sunschild wrote:

Oroth to count the names of people still available.

"You, me, Allura, LK, Kiba, and possible Tristan and Arielle. That leaves us with seven people still here that can help. Four of which are little kids who seem to actually be more powerful than us."

Devlyn takes a calming breath before speaking.

"And who also have little idea of what they can do yet, and can barely control their powers regardless. So that really leaves us with four - those kids are not going back into that mess. After what apparently just happened to Arielle, I know LJ and CH aren't going to let her leave the Eyrie any year soon. Tristan has no business being back there, because he's the one those loons are looking for. He's safe here - he stays here."


Oroth Sunschild wrote:
The Dalesman wrote:

After the Champions leave, Devlyn looks over at Allura.

"Okay. I'm pretty sure that makes us even more under-staffed for our little 'urban cleanup' project. Considering the saber-rattling going on between the Servants and the Eyrie, I'm wondering if we need to table this whole mess at the Bazaar for now. I just don't think we have enough people available to take care of it properly. Not to mention the fact that the city guard is about to descend on that warehouse for some serious disturbance of the peace..."

Leans back against the wall and rubs his temples, eyes narrowed.

Oroth to count the names of people still available.

"You, me, Allura, LK, Kiba, and possible Tristan and Arielle. That leaves us with seven people still here that can help. Four of which are little kids who seem to actually be more powerful than us."

"Powerful, maybe, but they don't know how to use that power. And I'm not keen on putting them in harm's way. I don't want to give up on this. Tristan needs to be able to rest easy without constantly worrying about being attacked by the people who killed his parents. But with the Eyrie under siege, we are a bit short on people to help us deal with the problem."


Harried minds thinking alike, neh? ;)


Blodwen Pefhlawae wrote:
:Sky, that's...completely insane! I'm not going anywhere. You aren't going to lose me. How could knowing the truth about what you did lead to my death! Look at me.: She put her hands on either side of his face and looked up at him intently. :You have got to stop letting this fear rule you, eranoyeh. I am here. I am with you. I am not going anywhere. We have a nestful of younglings who we love and another on the way, and we are both going to raise them. Together. You can't push your family away from you because you're afraid of losing us. You can't lose me. I'm part of you, and you of me. Let go of this. Please. Whatever happens we can face it. Together. Both of us. The past doesn't have to be the future, Sky. Please.:

:Your right my nighwing, as usual. But I do worry. Now more than ever since I am only LJ's herald in title. Now that I realize enemies seem to be coming from everywhere. Now that I realize enemies from my past, so distant the world now seems so old, may still be around to distroy the life I've carved out here.:

:But you are right, no matter what happens, we'll handle it together.:

He leans in and kisses her lightly.
:No matter what.:


Allura wrote:
"Powerful, maybe, but they don't know how to use that power. And I'm not keen on putting them in harm's way. I don't want to give up on this. Tristan needs to be able to rest easy without constantly worrying about being attacked by the people who killed his parents. But with the Eyrie under siege, we are a bit short on people to help us deal with the problem."

Oroth starts to pace, then stops and whirls to face Allura and Devlyn.

"What about Sunny Godhead? Could he help us?"
I'm not trying to bring a god into the fight, just some assistance in the form of allies, equipment, or magic.


Sky Cloudgather wrote:


:Your right my nighwing, as usual. But I do worry. Now more than ever since I am only LJ's herald in title. Now that I realize enemies seem to be coming from everywhere. Now that I realize enemies from my past, so distant the world now seems so old, may still be around to distroy the life I've carved out here.:

:But you are right, no matter what happens, we'll handle it together.:

He leans in and kisses her lightly.
:No matter what.:

:No more trying to do everything alone,: she says, relaxing into his embrace, her anger fading away. :There's strength in numbers, remember, and yes, there are a lot of enemies to face. But you're not alone anymore. And power isn't always the answer to everything. Just, please, don't shut me out again, eranoyeh.:


Oroth Sunschild wrote:
Allura wrote:
"Powerful, maybe, but they don't know how to use that power. And I'm not keen on putting them in harm's way. I don't want to give up on this. Tristan needs to be able to rest easy without constantly worrying about being attacked by the people who killed his parents. But with the Eyrie under siege, we are a bit short on people to help us deal with the problem."

Oroth starts to pace, then stops and whirls to face Allura and Devlyn.

"What about Sunny Godhead? Could he help us?"
I'm not trying to bring a god into the fight, just some assistance in the form of allies, equipment, or magic.

Allura glances over at Devlyn.

"Probably. At least he could help us find out what we're actually facing. It never hurts to ask."

Shadow Lodge

Allura wrote:
Oroth Sunschild wrote:
Allura wrote:
"Powerful, maybe, but they don't know how to use that power. And I'm not keen on putting them in harm's way. I don't want to give up on this. Tristan needs to be able to rest easy without constantly worrying about being attacked by the people who killed his parents. But with the Eyrie under siege, we are a bit short on people to help us deal with the problem."

Oroth starts to pace, then stops and whirls to face Allura and Devlyn.

"What about Sunny Godhead? Could he help us?"
I'm not trying to bring a god into the fight, just some assistance in the form of allies, equipment, or magic.

Allura glances over at Devlyn.

"Probably. At least he could help us find out what we're actually facing. It never hurts to ask."

Plus, you know, BluePigeon said he was lonely! :)


Oroth Sunschild wrote:
Allura wrote:
"Powerful, maybe, but they don't know how to use that power. And I'm not keen on putting them in harm's way. I don't want to give up on this. Tristan needs to be able to rest easy without constantly worrying about being attacked by the people who killed his parents. But with the Eyrie under siege, we are a bit short on people to help us deal with the problem."

Oroth starts to pace, then stops and whirls to face Allura and Devlyn.

"What about Sunny Godhead? Could he help us?"
I'm not trying to bring a god into the fight, just some assistance in the form of allies, equipment, or magic.

"Maybe. But he seems to be busy training Alaina and restructuring his own temple, so I don't know. We can go over there and check, since things seem to be somewhat settled here for now."

If Patrick was available, I would say yes. But he's still got a bunch of RL stuff on his plate at the moment.


Blodwen Pefhlawae wrote:
:No more trying to do everything alone,: she says, relaxing into his embrace, her anger fading away. :There's strength in numbers, remember, and yes, there are a lot of enemies to face. But you're not alone anymore. And power isn't always the answer to everything. Just, please, don't shut me out again, eranoyeh.:

Good to see my ability to distract is still working. I was worried when Aidan couldn't distract everyone and get away...

:Never again.:
He opens his mind to her, allowing her to pass through barriers other couldn't even dent. He lifts his left arm.

:What about this? Should our divinity remain a secret to use against our enemies, or should it be know to all so as to deter attacks?:

He kisses her again.
:Or should we just not care right now?:


Sky Cloudgather wrote:


Good to see my ability to distract is still working. I was worried when Aidan couldn't distract everyone and get away...

:Never again.:
He opens his mind to her, allowing her to pass through barriers other couldn't even dent. He lifts his left arm.

:What about this? Should our divinity remain a secret to use against our enemies, or should it be know to all so as to deter attacks?:

He kisses her again.
:Or should we just not care right now?:

:mmm. From what I've seen of Starsong's troubles, I think it invites more trouble than it deters. Let's keep it secret for now.:

She looked up at him with a smile. :I happen to know that there is an unoccupied cave just over there. And we have people to watch the fledglings until morning...:


Blodwen Pefhlawae wrote:

:mmm. From what I've seen of Starsong's troubles, I think it invites more trouble than it deters. Let's keep it secret for now.:

She looked up at him with a smile. :I happen to know that there is an unoccupied cave just over there. And we have people to watch the fledglings until morning...:

More than a hint of amusement sneaks in with his thought.

:Oh, you tricky little starhawk! That was your plan all along wasn't it?:

A bit of sarcasm follows his next words.
:Well, who are we to deny people the pleasure of drop-cloth changing?:


Sky Cloudgather wrote:
Blodwen Pefhlawae wrote:

:mmm. From what I've seen of Starsong's troubles, I think it invites more trouble than it deters. Let's keep it secret for now.:

She looked up at him with a smile. :I happen to know that there is an unoccupied cave just over there. And we have people to watch the fledglings until morning...:

More than a hint of amusement sneaks in with his thought.

:Oh, you tricky little starhawk! That was your plan all along wasn't it?:

A bit of sarcasm follows his next words.
:Well, who are we to deny people the pleasure of drop-cloth changing?:

:Yes, returning too early would most certainly deprive them of the full pleasure of the experience of watching younglings,: she said, her eyes dancing with amusement as she led him over to the cave.

Fade to Black


"Alrighty. If anybody needs anything, grab it, and we'll go check Sunny G's temple. Then maybe a quick siesta - I can't seem to recall when I had my last catnap," he says with a chuckle.


The Dalesman wrote:
"Alrighty. If anybody needs anything, grab it, and we'll go check Sunny G's temple. Then maybe a quick siesta - I can't seem to recall when I had my last catnap," he says with a chuckle.

"Alright, well, I'm ready. I'll just leave a note for Tristan so he doesn't worry about where we've gone."


Allura wrote:
The Dalesman wrote:
"Alrighty. If anybody needs anything, grab it, and we'll go check Sunny G's temple. Then maybe a quick siesta - I can't seem to recall when I had my last catnap," he says with a chuckle.
"Alright, well, I'm ready. I'll just leave a note for Tristan so he doesn't worry about where we've gone."

"Sounds good. Let's see what kind of help we can drum up."

After leaving the note for Tristan, they take the omniportal to the Sanctum of the Sun.


Dragonborn3 wrote:
Allura wrote:
Oroth Sunschild wrote:
Allura wrote:
"Powerful, maybe, but they don't know how to use that power. And I'm not keen on putting them in harm's way. I don't want to give up on this. Tristan needs to be able to rest easy without constantly worrying about being attacked by the people who killed his parents. But with the Eyrie under siege, we are a bit short on people to help us deal with the problem."

Oroth starts to pace, then stops and whirls to face Allura and Devlyn.

"What about Sunny Godhead? Could he help us?"
I'm not trying to bring a god into the fight, just some assistance in the form of allies, equipment, or magic.

Allura glances over at Devlyn.

"Probably. At least he could help us find out what we're actually facing. It never hurts to ask."
Plus, you know, BluePigeon said he was lonely! :)

Alaina's a cleric, you can ask her to sign up. hint. hint. :)


Sunny Godhead wrote:

Alaina's a cleric, you can ask her to sign up. hint. hint. :)

Like the Dalesman mentioned earlier, Patrick isn't quite ready to jump back in just yet. So no Alaina for now. Maybe soon.


LJ hears voices in the sitting room and walks in. CH seems to be having a discussion with himself, at least until she shifts her perception slightly and it seems to be with someone else.

"Yes, you're right. Without your help we would have not been able to keep them at bay."

..........

"No, I will not become as they. I will not ask for your help to attack unless provoked."

..........

"Yes, it is in my power, but I am not a necromancer. I know most of you, and would not force it."

..........

"Thank you for your protection."

..........

"You're welcome. You know I had no choice in the matter. You raised me that way."


She leaned against the doorframe, staying as quiet as she could, not wanting to interrupt.


"That's a good idea. If they are willing, that would reduce the forces arrayed against us. Less power to be compelled."

............

"Pretty much every time we turn around."

............

"In time."

............

"Let me know.


lynora-Jill wrote:
She leaned against the doorframe, staying as quiet as she could, not wanting to interrupt.

"Hello dear. No need to hang back. Your aura announced your presence as soon as you entered the room."

"It's very bright you know."


Ch'ack Hammer wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:
She leaned against the doorframe, staying as quiet as she could, not wanting to interrupt.

"Hello dear. No need to hang back. Your aura announced your presence as soon as you entered the room."

"It's very bright you know."

"Somehow after the whole glowing thing yesterday, I don't find that at all surprising. I just didn't want to interrupt your conversation."

She walked over to him and hugged him.

"It sounded important."


lynora-Jill wrote:
Ch'ack Hammer wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:
She leaned against the doorframe, staying as quiet as she could, not wanting to interrupt.

"Hello dear. No need to hang back. Your aura announced your presence as soon as you entered the room."

"It's very bright you know."

"Somehow after the whole glowing thing yesterday, I don't find that at all surprising. I just didn't want to interrupt your conversation."

She walked over to him and hugged him.

"It sounded important."

"Nah. Just tactics."

"Ancestors can be just as protective as the living." he can't help but smile at the line

"So, what's the latest?"


Ch'ack Hammer wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:
Ch'ack Hammer wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:
She leaned against the doorframe, staying as quiet as she could, not wanting to interrupt.

"Hello dear. No need to hang back. Your aura announced your presence as soon as you entered the room."

"It's very bright you know."

"Somehow after the whole glowing thing yesterday, I don't find that at all surprising. I just didn't want to interrupt your conversation."

She walked over to him and hugged him.

"It sounded important."

"Nah. Just tactics."

"Ancestors can be just as protective as the living." he can't help but smile at the line

"So, what's the latest?"

She smiled. "I have absolutely no idea. The servants are still camped outside, but they don't seem to be moving. At least as far as I could see from the balcony. I'm kind of enjoying not knowing everything," she confessed. "I hadn't realized how much of a burden it had become."

"And tell your ancestors thank you from me. For the help they give you. And for you too for that matter," she added with a grin.


lynora-Jill wrote:

She smiled. "I have absolutely no idea. The servants are still camped outside, but they don't seem to be moving. At least as far as I could see from the balcony. I'm kind of enjoying not knowing everything," she confessed. "I hadn't realized how much of a burden it had become."

"And tell your ancestors thank you from me. For the help they give you. And for you too for that matter," she added with a grin.

"There are not as many servants out there as they would like us to believe. Nor do they have as much power as they themselves believe."

"And don't forget that my ancestors are Arielle's. She's a Ch'ack by blood. You're a Ch'ack by spirit." his eyes speak to the power of those words


Ch'ack Hammer wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:

She smiled. "I have absolutely no idea. The servants are still camped outside, but they don't seem to be moving. At least as far as I could see from the balcony. I'm kind of enjoying not knowing everything," she confessed. "I hadn't realized how much of a burden it had become."

"And tell your ancestors thank you from me. For the help they give you. And for you too for that matter," she added with a grin.

"There are not as many servants out there as they would like us to believe. Nor do they have as much power as they themselves believe."

"And don't forget that my ancestors are Arielle's. She's a Ch'ack by blood. You're a Ch'ack by spirit." his eyes speak to the power of those words

"And I am grateful to have been adopted by such a proud people. I've never really belonged anywhere before. It means a lot to me."

"While I'm glad the servants are not as powerful as they believe, we'll still have to keep a wary eye on them. So far they've gone after Arielle and me. It sounds to me like they're looking for divine energy to power something."


lynora-Jill wrote:
Ch'ack Hammer wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:

She smiled. "I have absolutely no idea. The servants are still camped outside, but they don't seem to be moving. At least as far as I could see from the balcony. I'm kind of enjoying not knowing everything," she confessed. "I hadn't realized how much of a burden it had become."

"And tell your ancestors thank you from me. For the help they give you. And for you too for that matter," she added with a grin.

"There are not as many servants out there as they would like us to believe. Nor do they have as much power as they themselves believe."

"And don't forget that my ancestors are Arielle's. She's a Ch'ack by blood. You're a Ch'ack by spirit." his eyes speak to the power of those words

"And I am grateful to have been adopted by such a proud people. I've never really belonged anywhere before. It means a lot to me."

"While I'm glad the servants are not as powerful as they believe, we'll still have to keep a wary eye on them. So far they've gone after Arielle and me. It sounds to me like they're looking for divine energy to power something."

"Yes, they're still dangerous. Maybe desperate. A bad combination."


Ch'ack Hammer wrote:

"Yes, they're still dangerous. Maybe desperate. A bad combination."

"I'm not sure they know why they're being asked to do this. Joe is up to something bad, and he's not one to explain himself." She sighs and shakes her head. "If there were more of them that would actually stand up and say no this isn't right, he wouldn't have the power to pull off whatever he's trying. But there aren't. They don't seem to care at all. They just keep on following orders no matter how evil. A lot like the villagers I grew up with."


"You underestimate Joek's power." Frost flies down to them. "There is only one in the entire order who currently equals his power, and he is afraid for different reasons entirely."


Frost the Ancient wrote:
"You underestimate Joek's power." Frost flies down to them. "There is only one in the entire order who currently equals his power, and he is afraid for different reasons entirely."

"Is Joek a dragon? Why else would they fear him so?"


Frost the Ancient wrote:
"You underestimate Joek's power." Frost flies down to them. "There is only one in the entire order who currently equals his power, and he is afraid for different reasons entirely."

Eek! I'm not sure the balcony is that big! Hope he can hover. ;)

"Well, if you know so much about the order, perhaps you can tell us what it is they're after. I certainly didn't start this fight. I'm not really sure what it's even about. They came after Arielle, and then laid siege to the Eyrie. Ostensibly they disapproved of my being the goddess, but I'm not anymore and they're still here. So what are they after?"


lynora-Jill wrote:
Frost the Ancient wrote:
"You underestimate Joek's power." Frost flies down to them. "There is only one in the entire order who currently equals his power, and he is afraid for different reasons entirely."

Eek! I'm not sure the balcony is that big! Hope he can hover. ;)

"Well, if you know so much about the order, perhaps you can tell us what it is they're after. I certainly didn't start this fight. I'm not really sure what it's even about. They came after Arielle, and then laid siege to the Eyrie. Ostensibly they disapproved of my being the goddess, but I'm not anymore and they're still here. So what are they after?"

"That is hard to say. Joek is not acting as I expected...at first, they disliked your very existence. They like to control things. Not for the sake of control, but because they know best. For years they monitored who became a god, what creatures came here from other dimensions, that sort of thing. They kept order for over a century.

"It didn't last. One of their most terrible enemies, who you are very well acquainted with..." He nods in respect to Lynora. "Managed to get into their organization. They very nearly stopped her, but she was too powerful. Only the leader--a Board Lich whose name is forgotten--escaped. He went to put a stop to the attacks. He contacted the Baatezu, the celestials...he managed to get them working together, searching for a body to bind her with. Had it not been for him, they probably never would have allied, but he was powerful enough to pull it off. I believe you are familiar with the rest of the story."
He pauses. "Anyways, the Servants were gone for a long time. Our world descended into anarchy. However, the Board Lich I mentioned still lived. He managed to bring back the Servants, but their day was over. Nobody feared them in the least anymore. In desperation, he appointed his cousin, hoping that with him in charge, they would not be seen as a threat, and be able to grow their ranks quietly.
"That was many years ago. Now, as you know, their numbers have indeed grown, though they are not yet at full strength. I believed that they wished to inspect you and make certain you could be trusted. I was...wrong." It seems as if it pains him to admit this. "For you see, they now think that you are dead. As they began to withdraw, Joek sent a message: They are not to budge. And it is there that the details become sketchy."


"So, when Kobold Cleaver helped me, he wasn't doing it out of the goodness of his heart. He was trying to clean up his own mess." She sighed. "Well, it makes sense. It makes sense of a lot of things."

"So now that we've disproved the public explanation for their actions, what is it Joek is really after? He went after Arielle. He went after me. If I didn't know better, I'd say someone was trying to become a god."


lynora-Jill wrote:

"So, when Kobold Cleaver helped me, he wasn't doing it out of the goodness of his heart. He was trying to clean up his own mess." She sighed. "Well, it makes sense. It makes sense of a lot of things."

"So now that we've disproved the public explanation for their actions, what is it Joek is really after? He went after Arielle. He went after me. If I didn't know better, I'd say someone was trying to become a god."

"No." Frost speaks quickly. "No, he is not." He hesitates. "What I mean is, I am quiet certain he does not wish to be a god. If he wanted to, it would be a simple thing. But gods may not directly intervene. No, he does not wish to be a god. He is attacking for other reasons, reasons not even Kobold Cleaver knows.


Frost the Ancient wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:

"So, when Kobold Cleaver helped me, he wasn't doing it out of the goodness of his heart. He was trying to clean up his own mess." She sighed. "Well, it makes sense. It makes sense of a lot of things."

"So now that we've disproved the public explanation for their actions, what is it Joek is really after? He went after Arielle. He went after me. If I didn't know better, I'd say someone was trying to become a god."

"No." Frost speaks quickly. "No, he is not." He hesitates. "What I mean is, I am quiet certain he does not wish to be a god. If he wanted to, it would be a simple thing. But gods may not directly intervene. No, he does not wish to be a god. He is attacking for other reasons, reasons not even Kobold Cleaver knows.

"Power? Revenge? Envy? Perhaps there is something about this place? I don't know...perhaps if we move he'll follow and leave these people be. Unless he is after someone else here, and Arielle and LJ are just a means to that end. Too many possibilities..."


Ch'ack Hammer wrote:
Frost the Ancient wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:

"So, when Kobold Cleaver helped me, he wasn't doing it out of the goodness of his heart. He was trying to clean up his own mess." She sighed. "Well, it makes sense. It makes sense of a lot of things."

"So now that we've disproved the public explanation for their actions, what is it Joek is really after? He went after Arielle. He went after me. If I didn't know better, I'd say someone was trying to become a god."

"No." Frost speaks quickly. "No, he is not." He hesitates. "What I mean is, I am quiet certain he does not wish to be a god. If he wanted to, it would be a simple thing. But gods may not directly intervene. No, he does not wish to be a god. He is attacking for other reasons, reasons not even Kobold Cleaver knows.
"Power? Revenge? Envy? Perhaps there is something about this place? I don't know...perhaps if we move he'll follow and leave these people be. Unless he is after someone else here, and Arielle and LJ are just a means to that end. Too many possibilities..."

"They wish to see the Eyrie destroyed now, I am quite certain. Leaving would only endanger yourselves." He seems slightly hopeful.


Frost the Ancient wrote:
Ch'ack Hammer wrote:
Frost the Ancient wrote:
lynora-Jill wrote:

"So, when Kobold Cleaver helped me, he wasn't doing it out of the goodness of his heart. He was trying to clean up his own mess." She sighed. "Well, it makes sense. It makes sense of a lot of things."

"So now that we've disproved the public explanation for their actions, what is it Joek is really after? He went after Arielle. He went after me. If I didn't know better, I'd say someone was trying to become a god."

"No." Frost speaks quickly. "No, he is not." He hesitates. "What I mean is, I am quiet certain he does not wish to be a god. If he wanted to, it would be a simple thing. But gods may not directly intervene. No, he does not wish to be a god. He is attacking for other reasons, reasons not even Kobold Cleaver knows.
"Power? Revenge? Envy? Perhaps there is something about this place? I don't know...perhaps if we move he'll follow and leave these people be. Unless he is after someone else here, and Arielle and LJ are just a means to that end. Too many possibilities..."
"They wish to see the Eyrie destroyed now, I am quite certain. Leaving would only endanger yourselves." He seems slightly hopeful.

"Then they'll have to deal with the new management."

"As for leaving, we will at some point. We're used to danger, and were long before we ever became powerful. And we will leave in a manner of our choosing. The question will be who will try to stop or follow us; Joek, KC, or minions? But why bother now? We may be needed here."


Kobold Cleaver is busy with the siege. Joek is busy with certain other matters. It would most likely be very advanced troops to deal with you and Arielle. They know how powerful she is now. That's the first cat out of the bag. I suppose it couldn't be helped." He sniffs.


Ch'ack Hammer wrote:


"Then they'll have to deal with the new management."

"As for leaving, we will at some point. We're used to danger, and were long before we ever became powerful. And we will leave in a manner of our choosing. The question will be who will try to stop or follow us; Joek, KC, or minions? But why bother now? We may be needed here."

"I think they will find the new management less merciful than I was, and much more difficult to manipulate. I never was able to really let go of my mortal attachments and ways of thinking."

She smiled slightly. "As he says, we'll leave when we're ready and not before. Joek is not the first obsessed villain we've met, nor do I think he will be the last."

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