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InaVegt
2007-01-21, 06:38 AM
You have entered the temple of Inari, in her capacity as the Goddess of Foxes.

You walk down an elegant white gravel pathway between full-grown pines. Stone lanterns provide a pure white light to the path, while casting elegant shadows among the trees.

At the end of the pathway, a bright red gate stands. A large fox carved from white alabaster gleams at each side of the gate. As you pass between the foxes and through the gate, you feel the presence of the goddess. Gentle and caring, but mischievous and lighthearted, you are never quite certain what will happen.

Past the exquisite formal gardens, you finally step into the pagoda itself. There, at the end of chamber is a raised dais. There rests a statue of a beautiful werefox woman, flanked by two snow-white celestial foxes. Offerings of rice and incense stand before the statue.

In a niche off to the right side of the door sits a Fox-Cola vending machine. Next to the coin slot, the sign reads "10 cp";.

To the left side of the door is a magic mirror. This mirror is actually a portal to Trog's Tavern.

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Profile for InariAlignment: Chaotic Good
Primary Domains: Good, Plant, Chaos, Healing
Secondary Domains: Magic, Sun, Animal, Trickery, Knowledge, Water
Forbidden Domains: Evil, Law, War, Death, Destruction

Goddess of the cultivation and growth of rice, including rice products. This gives her minor coverage for fertility. She is also the racial goddess of foxes, werefoxes, and kitsune.

Priest Granted Powers

Rice Paddy: Once per day
As Entangle, but the ground changes to knee-deep mud, and instead of creepers, mature rice plants twist and writhe to grapple anything in the area.

Sushi Bar: Once per day
You create rice, fish, and sake. You can create enough to feed one medium sized creature for each two caster levels.

Summon Celestial Fox: Special
You summon an image of Myobi (if you are a priestess) or Myobu (if you are a priest). The fox has HD equal to your level plus your wisdom bonus. In combat, the fox fights the same as a normal fox, but with appropriate bonuses for HD.

Cumulative Fox Abilities
{table="Head"]Priest Level|Times per Day|Special
1|1|Fight, scout, and Cure Minor Wounds
3|2|Cure Light Wounds
5|3|Status
7|4|Magic Circle Against Evil
9|4|Cure Serious Wounds[/table]
Temple Facilities

Everything but the Sanctuary and Garden has Dimensional Lock. The entire facility is Hallowed as per the spell with the Bless effect.

- Sanctuary: the main sanctuary has the altar. This is where you must pray to speak to the goddess directly. There is a general magic circle in the center of the room.

- Meditation Gardens: accessed through a door at the far end of the sanctuary. This is a standard zen garden with raked gravle, shady nooks, picturesque pines, stone lanterns, and small intricate bridges. An artifical stream hosts large koi, and a grand cherry tree resides on a picturesque island in the middle of a good sized pond.

- Priest's Quarters: accessed by going down the stairs "halfway down the sanctuary, to the right", which leads to a covered pathway (technically under the garden).

- Summoning chamber (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31471)

Priests
High Priest: Fenric (PC)

Council of Head Priests
{table]Chairman / Head of Services|Exachix NorZilliar (PC)
Head of Clerics|Atreyu, The Masked Llama (PC)
Head of Accounts|Valathe (PC, Hoseki)
Head of Healers|Elya (PC, Earin)|Head of Facilities
Head of Facilities|Hachiro (NPC)
Secretary|Anna (PC, seftsirag)[/table]Priests

Aramir (PC, Kyrian/Ares)
Rain (PC)
Aikidu (PC, guest cleric: not a priest of Inari)
Voxendi (PC, Gezina)
Knight Defenders of the Faith
This is a prestige class developed with the help of Fenric, Earin, Kantur, Planeshifter, Rilik, Exachix, and Psionic Devotee. Here is the SRD-style Description. (http://homepage.mac.com/stocksdale_tx/KnightDefenderOfInari.html)

Earin (PC)
Ilias (PC)
Aikidu (PC)
Conrad (PC, Kyrian)
Karsen (PC, Exachix)

Castaras
2007-01-21, 06:47 AM
((Repost))

Yes, I'm ok Exachix, just tired.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 06:48 AM
Exachix smiles faintly.

"Good then."

He goes and sits back down in a chair.

"You can borrow one of the traveler's quarters if you like."

Castaras
2007-01-21, 06:52 AM
Castaras stands up shakily.

Maybe later.

She walks into the garden, hand on dagger.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 06:55 AM
Exachix sighs and begins to read a book.

Castaras
2007-01-21, 06:59 AM
Castaras looks into the water of the pond. She raises her hand, pointing into the murky depths. A tiny bolt of ice shoots into the water, freezing the surface. She grabs a squirming spider from the depths, and crushes it beneath her foot.

She slowly fades away, into nothingness.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 12:26 PM
The three foxes who fell asleep yesterday morning wake up and re-appear in the sanctuary.

Myobi sniffs the air

I smell the lingering traces of a crossover plot... seems to be gone now, though.

Krystal groans

Do you and Dad absolutely have to keep doing that? Something bad is going to happen if you do...

Izumi comes close to a smirk as she regards Krystal

And what makes you think that if Holy Myobi refrains from such statements, bad things will fail to happen?

Fen3
2007-01-21, 12:35 PM
Karl strides into the room, his chainmail suit several shades darker than before, wearing a nearly-black cloak. The holy symbol of Kyrian emblazoned on the front of his shirt.

It's done at last! What do you think?

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 12:40 PM
Conrad wakes up and looks at Karl.

Did I miss something?

((I must say...NICE!))

Exachix
2007-01-21, 12:40 PM
Exachix smiles.

"Nicely done.."

He then looks confusadly at Krystal, Myobi and Izumi, but shakes his head and merely smiles.

Fen3
2007-01-21, 12:45 PM
Karl grins

Thanks, Exy. I figured that if I was going to be the paladin of Kyrian, I should look it.

He grins at Conrad, figuring that his question was probably answered by that statement.

But that's only half of it... You know how I can shape my soulblade any way I want? Well, I've been working on that along with a couple of my other psionic powers

Karl holds up his hands and manifests his blades: except instead of blades, a pair of Ruger GP-100 .357 magnums appear in his hands. (( I miss mine *sigh* )) He fires several shots into the huge wooden beams of the ceilling, and the brilliant blue projectiles are accompanied by appropriate concussive sounds and flashes of fire.

He grins again

I don't honestly have enough power points to make the special effects every time... The business portion of it is really just my soulblade in the shape of a bullet.

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 12:47 PM
Conrad grins.

I'm sure Kyrian will be proud.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 12:50 PM
Exachix sighs.

"Special Effects are half of the whole thing! Ah well." he grins.

((GAH! Food time, be back soon, hopefully...))

Fen3
2007-01-21, 01:09 PM
Karl smiles and looks through the portal

Shock! Dad's in trouble!

Karl runs through the portal.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 01:11 PM
Exachix wakes back up and smiles as he looks around.

((and... I'm out again))

McBish
2007-01-21, 02:21 PM
McBish and Natalie come inside. McBish smiles a bit sadly as he looks over the temple.

Deadly
2007-01-21, 02:21 PM
Michael walks in through the mirror from Trog's and looks around

Xerillum
2007-01-21, 02:25 PM
A man in heavy body armor, carrying a sniper rifle and two 9mm Glocks. He looks in a window with heat sensing binoculars. He sees Kukra in the sanctuary. He sets up a grappling hook, and picks a spot to swing in, and kill Kukra.

McBish
2007-01-21, 02:26 PM
((Um... who?))

Fenric
2007-01-21, 02:32 PM
(( I thought Kukra was in a storage room? ))

Myobi smiles at McBish

Hello, McBish! We haven't seen you in ages! How are you doing?

Izumi bows stiffly and politely to Michael

How are you today, sir?

McBish
2007-01-21, 02:34 PM
I've been better, he smiles. Do you remember Natalie? Natalie smiles at Myobi.

Xerillum
2007-01-21, 02:34 PM
((Back in the one before this. A man named Kukra got sanctuary. A storage room in the sanctuary.))

The man grapples to the side of the building and crashes through a window into a storage room, guns blazing. He fires at a barrel and blood streams out. He opens it to find a very dead Kukra.

Deadly
2007-01-21, 02:35 PM
Michael smiles and bows "I just came to say goodbye and thank you for helping me. I don't have a lot of money, but I've scraped 100gp together." he pulls out a small bag of coins "I'm leaving in the morning, on a ship that'll take me across the sea, and wanted to say thanks before going."

Fenric
2007-01-21, 02:40 PM
Izumi spins at the murderer and summons shadowy tendrils to bind him

McBish
2007-01-21, 02:42 PM
McBish steps infront of Natalie as he hears the gunfire. What the?

Xerillum
2007-01-21, 02:45 PM
The tentacles wrap around him, but the armor protects him from crushing. He fires his glocks.

Deadly
2007-01-21, 02:48 PM
Michael sighs as he sees the fight. He places the gold in the donations box, bows and quickly leaves to avoid being shot or something.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 02:52 PM
The child of night grins as the bullets pass through her, taking only slight damage.

Not quite good enough, I'm afraid.

She manifests Greater Life Fades on the attacker.

Myobi jumps up with a snarl, drawing her sai.

Sacrelidge!

She fires a blast of Fire and a blast of Lightning (as wands, 6d6 each. No save since you're in tentacles).

McBish
2007-01-21, 02:53 PM
McBish mutters something and a flute appears in his hand. He looks at Myobi and raises an eyebrow.

Xerillum
2007-01-21, 02:55 PM
"Gah!" the blasts hit him, and the other attack drains his life, but he stays. the blasts bounce of of his armor.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 03:11 PM
(( Back after lunch. ))

Myobi casts Sleep on the man. Izumi manifests Soul Puppet

McBish
2007-01-21, 03:16 PM
McBish stays between Natalie and the man.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 03:44 PM
(( After lunch: back ))

Everyone waits to see what will happen to Xer's character.

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:02 PM
What's going on? McBish wonders.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 04:05 PM
Myobi heals Izumi, and then together they push the murderer and the barrel with dead-Kukra out into the street.

Go away.

They return to the sanctuary and shrug at McBish

No idea. Sorry.

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:08 PM
Yeah that was a little weird.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 04:15 PM
Exachix wakes quietly, and looks around.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 04:17 PM
Myobi waves to Exachix, and Izumi nods politely.

Seft Sirag
2007-01-21, 04:18 PM
Anna emerges from whatever corner her player left her in last time, chatting with a small group of off-duty acolytes.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 04:19 PM
Exachix smiles to Myobi and Izumi, waving to Myobi, then waves to Anna.

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:20 PM
Myobi can I ask you for a favor? Could you listen to my heart?

Fenric
2007-01-21, 04:22 PM
Myobi nods

Of course.

Myobi stands up and comes over to McBish, setting her ear against his chest and listening.

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:23 PM
His heart seems to have a incomplete valve again, somehow.

Seft Sirag
2007-01-21, 04:27 PM
Anna waves back to Exachix, and heads over towards the record room to check on things.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 04:29 PM
Myobi stands back up with a startled look

Your heart... it's back to, um, abnormal...

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:31 PM
McBish sighs and closes his eyes. Natalie takes his hand. I thought so.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 04:33 PM
Myobi looks concerned

But that should not have happened.

Myobi sighs

I can get you some more of the medicine... but there is only so much good it can do.

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:37 PM
I understand. Thank you, maybe just something for the pain?

Fenric
2007-01-21, 04:38 PM
Myobi nods again, sadly, and sends an acolyte to fetch the requested medicine.

I'm sorry...

Exachix
2007-01-21, 04:39 PM
Exachix smiles faintly and stops watching Myobi and McBish, before smiling at Krystal.

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:40 PM
It's ok. I guess I just got a little extension. Maybe I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up so much.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 04:41 PM
Krystal smiles at Exachix and snuggles up next to him.

Myobi sighs again. The acolyte returns with a jar and hands it to McBish.

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:42 PM
Thanks again. I'll probably be seeing you around.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 04:43 PM
Exachix wispers to Krystal.

"Tired?"

Fenric
2007-01-21, 04:45 PM
Myobi nods and waves farewell.

Krystal smiles and nods sleepily

A bit...

McBish
2007-01-21, 04:46 PM
McBish and Natalie step through the mirror to Trog's.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 04:48 PM
Exachix smiles.

"Well, somehow, I don't think sleeping there last night was too comfortable.."

((Oh and:
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h301/Exachix/Avatars/Coll.png (http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h301/Exachix/Avatars/?action=view&current=Coll_Large.png)
Somehow, all my avatars seem smaller...))

Fenric
2007-01-21, 05:04 PM
Krystal nods

No... it really wasn't

Krystal stands up and heads toward her bedroom with Exachix.

Exachix
2007-01-21, 05:06 PM
Exachix smiles and follows, after getting the blanket back.

"Ah well."

((Probably Goodnight From me...))

Seft Sirag
2007-01-21, 05:16 PM
Anna does a bit of filing, then heads out through the mirror to Trog's.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 05:17 PM
Myobi and Izumi wave farewell to Anna, Exy, and Krystal.

(( Goodnight, Exy ))

Fen3
2007-01-21, 08:06 PM
Karl stomps in through the portal, a bit disgruntled

Dad didn't take me along to rescue the townspeople! I'm a paladin of war for goodness' sake! You'd think I'd be first to get picked... but no: he takes Ilias and Lorrian.

McBish
2007-01-21, 08:12 PM
Lillah and Kyrian appear in the gardens.

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 08:13 PM
Hang on a second, Lillah...

Kyrian leads Lillah into the temple and smiles when he sees Karl.

McBish
2007-01-21, 08:16 PM
Lillah follows.

Fen3
2007-01-21, 08:25 PM
Karl bows to Kyrian

Hello, lord Kyrian. I'd like to show you something...

Karl repeats his demonstration of manifesting his Ruger GP-100 357 magnums, complete with sound effects. This, by the way, exhausts his PP's for the day and gives him a headache.

(( You do know that a .45 is considerably weaker than a .357, with a .44 magnum being the most powerful common weapon... ignoring a few entries by Baretta and Magnum Research. ))

(( edit: aargh. There's not such thing as a "257". I also love the fact that 357 is an error, and the bullets are .375 inches. You can use 38 special rounds in a 357 [with a penalty to accuracy] if you don't feel like spending the money ))

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 08:28 PM
((I don't recall why I chose .45s...))

Kyrian smiles and walks over to Karl. He lays a hand on his shoulder.

Don't overdo yourself.

McBish
2007-01-21, 08:31 PM
Lillah stands around smiling.

Fen3
2007-01-21, 08:31 PM
Karl sigh and rubs his temples

It wasn't the special effects... I spent the afternoon blasting harpies and evil clouds in WinterHearth with Dad, Lorrian, and this Saurous guy

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 08:32 PM
Kyrian grins.

So how'd you do?

Fen3
2007-01-21, 08:45 PM
Karl srugs

Killed... oh... a couple dozen harpies. Dissipated two evil clouds. Went pretty well, I think.

Evil-Dad was there, but he got killed... I guess... he turned into mist and dissappeared, anyway.

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 08:55 PM
You did good.

McBish
2007-01-21, 09:01 PM
Lillah smiles at the two and leans up against Kyrian.

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 09:24 PM
Kyrian kisses her forehead and holds her close.

Fen3
2007-01-21, 09:25 PM
Karl grins

thanks!

Fenric
2007-01-21, 09:37 PM
Karl concentrates and creates a Magnum Research Desert Eagle 50, and points it at the beam. He fires, and falls over backwards with a broken thumb. The beam cracks in half and the entire roof creaks ominously.

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 09:39 PM
Kyrian kneels down beside his nephew and sets and heals his thumb.

You've still got some learning, but you're doing amazing.

McBish
2007-01-21, 09:41 PM
Lillah frowns as she hears the roof creak ominously. She miracles it fixed.

Fen3
2007-01-21, 09:43 PM
Karl looks up with a grin

Thanks, unc... I mean, lord Kyrian.

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 09:44 PM
I'm still your uncle, and you can always call me that. You don't have to call me "lord Kyrian"

Fen3
2007-01-21, 09:47 PM
Karl grins some more

Thanks, uncle Kyrian

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 09:48 PM
Kyrian gives his nephew a hug, and helps him back to his feet.

And be careful with your weapons....your mom will kill me if you bring this place down.

McBish
2007-01-21, 09:48 PM
Yeah, and I might be a little annoyed if the roof feel on me.

Fen3
2007-01-21, 10:04 PM
Karl kicks at the floor

Well... yeah...

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 10:06 PM
I mentioned before that Fenhai made me a temple, feel free to practice there if you'd like.

McBish
2007-01-21, 10:08 PM
Lillah smiles and shakes her head.

Fen3
2007-01-21, 10:27 PM
Karl grins awkwardly

Thanks.

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 10:30 PM
Anytime, Karl.

Kyrian grins.

((Mike yells "GO COLTS!!!" and runs around his room))

McBish
2007-01-21, 10:32 PM
((I figured you were.))

Lillah takes Kyrian's hand and smiles at him.

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 10:34 PM
(("We're going to go to the Superbowl..."))

Kyrian draws Lillah's hand to his face and kisses it.

McBish
2007-01-21, 11:12 PM
Want to go home?

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 11:13 PM
It is starting to get late. Karl, take care of yourself, and I'll talk to you again soon.

McBish
2007-01-21, 11:15 PM
Bye Karl. Ready to go?

Kyrian
2007-01-21, 11:17 PM
Yes I am, beautiful.

McBish
2007-01-21, 11:18 PM
K. Lillah teleports them away.

Fen3
2007-01-21, 11:30 PM
Karl, Myobi, and Izumi wave a somewhat belated farewell.

Fenric
2007-01-21, 11:42 PM
Myobi yawns and looks at Izumi

In all the excitement, I never asked... are you and Kazuki still...

Izumi nods in her disconcerting, impassive way

Yes, we are. This should prove most interesting.
[hr]
Myobi and Izumi wander off to bed

(( goodnight ))

Exachix
2007-01-22, 12:45 PM
Exachix wakes and sighs, before heading into the Sanctuary, and looking around.

After Humming for a while in a chair, he falls alseep.

((Food Time))

((HM... back))

Exachix wakes up, sighs, and begins to tidy up around the place.

Soon, he sighs and heads off to bed.

Seft Sirag
2007-01-22, 08:08 PM
Anna comes back through the mirror from Trog's and heads into the records room. must remember to ask about getting a room here at some point... she thinks to herself, before falling asleep at her desk.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 09:13 AM
Krystal, Myobi, and Izumi wander out into the sanctuary

When is Kazuki able to come back?

Izumi contemplates this

Later today, if I recall correctly

Krystal munches a large breakfast.

Aren't you hungry, Izumi?

Izumi shakes her head

As a child of the night, I do not need to eat. This is most convenient given the current situation.

Krystal looks most envious

AmberVael
2007-01-23, 09:17 AM
((Dun dun dun!))

Fenric
2007-01-23, 09:22 AM
(( nah... Krystal might take a couple levels of Noctumancer, but not Child of Night. ))

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 10:18 AM
Conrad wakes up. (I'm going to have to move him sooner or later....looks like it'll be later)

Fenric
2007-01-23, 10:23 AM
The foxes wave to Conrad

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 10:25 AM
Conrad waves back, and eeps as Sayuri enters the sanctuary.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 10:28 AM
Myobi smiles at Sayuri

Good morning. How are you feeling today?

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 10:29 AM
I feel fat. And where's Conrad?

Sure enough, Conrad's managed to sneak off, though likely either Myobi, Krystal, or Izumi notices that one of the side room doors is slowly closing.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 10:38 AM
Izumi notices, fortunately for Conrad, and she impassively files the information away against the possibility that she is asked directly.

Krystal groans

Tell me about it. And I think I've eaten more in the last two weeks than I've had the entire year previously.

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 10:39 AM
Well, where is Conrad? I need to kill him for doing this to me...

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 10:41 AM
aAlex walks into the sanctuary and looks around to see who's there

Fenric
2007-01-23, 10:45 AM
Myobi waves to Alex

Hello, Alex.

Izumi looks at Sayuri in her unsettling emotionless way

Killing your mate will in no way improve your situation.

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 10:46 AM
Perhaps not, but it'll make me feel a bit better. Where is he?

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 10:48 AM
aAlex smiles at Myobi "Hi Myobi, how are you doing today?"

Fenric
2007-01-23, 10:49 AM
Izumi shrugs

I do not know where he is. There are indications that he is sheltering in the third room on the north side, where Karl often practices.

Myobi smiles

I am doing well, Alex. How are you and Alena doing?

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 10:54 AM
aAlex gives a slight grin "We're doing great." he then sighs "But I have some stuff I should tell you about a body I teleported to your cold storage room a couple of nights ago"

Fenric
2007-01-23, 10:58 AM
Myobi tilts her head

A body? What happened?

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 11:01 AM
Thank you.

Sayuri storms over to the indicated room. She throws the door open.

SON OF A....

You did this to me!

Conrad runs from the room and looks to the other four for help.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 11:04 AM
"Two nights ago in Trog's Tavern a person, I think was called Regiji, was killed by this bizarre creature. Phoenixineohp, Phoenix and I fought the creature, and just before it should have defeated it changed to an NPC commener who took the final hit in the face. I tried to raise the NPC, but her soul is missing, I don't know where it's gone but I suspect it's being held captive. Long story short, the NPC's body is in the cold room, but missing a soul."

Fenric
2007-01-23, 11:04 AM
Izumi looks at Conrad

That is what you get for marrying a hellhound disguised as a werefox.

Krystal and Myobi both blink at Izumi, before realizing what she is talking about.

oh.... forgot about that...

Myobi turns back to Alex

That is disturbing. Thank you for letting us know.

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 11:05 AM
Sayuri leaves the small room, fire in her eyes. Conrad, running out of ideas, wraps her in his arms and kisses her.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 11:11 AM
aAlex gives a grim, faint smile "Well I'm using your property for storage so I think I should inform you of dead bodies lying in your temple." he sighs again "Hopefully that's the last piece of grim news that I've got to give out today."

Fenric
2007-01-23, 11:17 AM
Myobi nods

Thanks, wo do appreciate that. And yes, hopefully no further unfortunate news is forthcoming.

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 11:18 AM
I promise you Sayuri, we'll get through this together.

*sigh* It felt better when everyone else thought they were too...

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 11:20 AM
aAlex stretches "Any news on when the kits are due?"

Castaras
2007-01-23, 11:25 AM
Castaras walks in, whistling cheerfully. She walks to the fish pond, sitting and watching the fishies.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 11:25 AM
Krystal looks at Sayuri with a sympathetic look.

Hey, Izumi and I still are. Not sure about Kirana, she might be, but she's still sulking and won't come out...

Myobi shrugs

For those of us who learned that the lingering effects of the town-water plot were generally psychological rather than physiological, the answer is undefined. For the rest, the second week of March.

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 11:26 AM
Sayuri brightens a bit at Krystal's words and throws herself into Conrad's arms. They sit down together.

((Last class of the day..bye))

Exachix
2007-01-23, 11:31 AM
Exachix wakes up and wanders out to the sanctuary.

Fen3
2007-01-23, 11:33 AM
Karl strides into the sanctuary, his long black cloak flowing behind him.

Hey guys. Any news from Dad yet?

Krystal beams at Exachix

Good morning, dear.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 11:33 AM
Alex chuckles "With all the talk about kits and relationships, I can remember about a week ago two of your girls were...disappointed that I was taken."

Exachix
2007-01-23, 11:38 AM
Exachix smiles to Krystal, and the rest of the people.

"Hello krystal, Karl, Myobi, Izumi, Alex, etc." He grins.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 11:44 AM
Alex smiles "Hi Exachix, how's the day faring for you?"

Fenric
2007-01-23, 11:45 AM
Myobi laughs softly

Yes: the girls are on the prowl. Especially those two...

Exachix
2007-01-23, 11:50 AM
Exachix smiles.

"Oh it's ok. Only just woken up really, so I can't really say."

He sits down by Krystal.

Castaras
2007-01-23, 11:52 AM
Castaras stands up, and walks out, waving to the people she passes.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 11:54 AM
To Myobi "That's Ayame and Kirana I think...with they're eagerness I don't think it'll be long before they've found their prey." he turns to Exachix "Fair enough, although I always rate how my day is going at the start by who's lying next to me." he grins slightly

Fenric
2007-01-23, 11:58 AM
Myobi nods to Alex

Most likely

Krystal snuggles up to Exachix with a grin at Alex' comment.

Exachix
2007-01-23, 12:05 PM
Exachix smiles and wraps an arm around Krystal.

"Well, as I wake up with the same person each morning, I'd need a new way of judging things " He grins. "Besides, If I woke up with some other person, I think Krystal would be very annoyed with me. Like, I'd be sleeping outside for a week, at a minimum."

Fen3
2007-01-23, 12:09 PM
Krystal gives Exachix a dangerous look

At the very minimum. I might just take a page from Myobi's book and turn you into a koi.

Krystal then giggles.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 12:10 PM
Alex chuckles "True that, but every day has more or less seemed perfect in the mornings for me and carried on that way for the past week or so." he laughs at Karl's comment "Inari as a whole has got a strange method of punishment"

Exachix
2007-01-23, 12:12 PM
Exachix smiles faintly.

"I'd never do anything like that anyway dear."
He looks at Alex.
"Oh. Ok then. Hope they get better."

Fen3
2007-01-23, 12:16 PM
Krystal points out that she spoke under the alternate login because that window happened to be on top.

Karl, however, is not one to disagree

Yeah... Mom is always coming up with new and unusual things for people who upset her to do.

He grins

And my brother in law over there often seems to get to try them out first for some reason.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 12:18 PM
Myobi chuckles softly

Are you volunteering to be next, Karl?

Exachix
2007-01-23, 12:21 PM
Exachix smiles to Karl.

"Someone has just dropped themselves in it." He smiles to Myobi. "We're all good children really." He then looks a bit confused as he tries to work out what Karl was just saying.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 12:21 PM
Yeah... Mom is always coming up with new and unusual things for people who upset her to do.

He grins

And my brother in law over there often seems to get to try them out first for some reason.

Alex chuckles again "Heh, that's a positive for the whole "mothers in law are evil" case"

Fenric
2007-01-23, 12:26 PM
Myobi arches an eyebrow at Alex

The fishpond may not work for you, but I do believe the furnace could use a good cleaning.

Fen3
2007-01-23, 12:28 PM
(( Karl was implying that Myobi tries her punishments out on you first, which has really only happened once. He's good at bashing things, not so good at being funny. ))

Karl looks a bit panicked at the thought of fishpond duty

I'd love to stay and chat, but I have to be getting back to WinterHearth!

With that, he scurries through the portal.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 12:29 PM
"I thought I was going to get into trouble for that..."

Exachix
2007-01-23, 12:31 PM
((I kinda Know that... I think i kinda know that... I think. But he may have been implying someone else, which was why he was confused.. Plus Exachix has just woken up, so he's slightly slow.... so urm... [/bluff]))

Exachix smiles, then shakes his head.

"He's a bit afraid now... ah well.." He smiles faintly. "And It's only been once!"

Fenric
2007-01-23, 12:35 PM
Myobi grins at Alex

Indeed... but since I'm not your mother in law, I will spare you the furnace, for now.

Krystal nods at Exachix

Yeah. But I think he really just wanted an excuse to go back to WinterHearth anyway. We don't have much fighting around here... at least, none scheduled

Fen3
2007-01-23, 12:39 PM
A man in a coarse brown cloak and carrying a rough staff walks in. His look and manner of walking scream "druid" almost as loudly as his ageless features and quiet confidence.

I seek one Fenric, whom I have heard to be in this place. I have some news for him that he will not enjoy hearing.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 12:39 PM
aAlex breathes a half jokingly sigh of relief "Thank you Myobi, I shall make sure I don't incur your wrath again" he turns to the newcomer with curiousity

Exachix
2007-01-23, 12:40 PM
Exachix shrugs.

"Ah well."

Exachix's inner mind screams to itself 'druid'. Exachix ignores it.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 12:46 PM
Myobi grins again

Well chosen.

She turns to the newcomer

Fenric is away, but I am his wife and the High Priestess of this temple. What is this news you bring?

Exachix
2007-01-23, 12:47 PM
Exachix smiles. "Myobi's wrath is a terrible, terrible thing." He smiles to Krystal, then looks at the druid.

Fen3
2007-01-23, 12:49 PM
The man turns to Myobi with a serious expression

My lady: you are all in grevious danger though you know it not. The five surviving spell-weavers have managed to restore the lich Kalzarath to... existence... for life has long since fled that evil being.

Even now he has a castle in the mountains beyond town. Even now his agents spy out the people of the town to prepare contingencies against them.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 12:52 PM
(( Even now I am going off to lunch... back in a bit ))

Myobi stands speechless for a short while. Krystal trembles and clings to Exachix.

Exachix
2007-01-23, 12:56 PM
((okay.))

Exachix sighs and kisses Krystal, murmuring 'It'll be fine...'. He hmms.

((Hmm,, looks like it's time for my food. be back soon.))

Fenric
2007-01-23, 01:27 PM
Myobi sighs

I suppose it was too much to hope that that one would stay gone, wasn't it?

Krystal looks at Exachix

He is reason why I lived in an extra-dimensional space for hundreds of years, Exy.

Izumi's red eyes stare at the man

And, of course, your name is also Kalzarath: for you are from what we call the mirror world.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 01:31 PM
aAlex looks at the foxes and raises an eyebrow

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 01:33 PM
Conrad and Sayuri wake up.

Fen3
2007-01-23, 01:41 PM
mirror-Kalzarath bows

You have used the ancient spell, I see. Yes: I am from the paired world, and I am the opposite of that abomination. My circle has laboured for many years to restrict his activities and hinder him when possible.

Now, the time is coming when we must at last meet. He has gathered the people from my world who correspond to those from this temple, and no doubt has found many willing helpers among them.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 01:56 PM
"I'm sorry, I think I've missed something here..."

Ares
2007-01-23, 01:56 PM
You're not the only one...

Fenric
2007-01-23, 02:00 PM
Myobi explains (( http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1379203&postcount=2 ))

This guy is talking about that lich... Who was destroyed by Phoenixineohp. At least for a while.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 02:01 PM
((Beats Ares away with a dead God stick :P))

"And now he's getting extra recruits from the mirror world?"

Exachix
2007-01-23, 02:04 PM
Exachix smiles to Krystal.

"He was? Well, He won't do it again..."

Deadly
2007-01-23, 02:07 PM
Ilias enters the sanctuary and looks around at the gathering

((I'll be here only briefly... won't be here much this week))

Fen3
2007-01-23, 02:11 PM
The druid nods to Alex

I'm afraid so.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 02:16 PM
"Great" he looks at Myobi and co. "How many of the mirror alternatives haven't we killed or converted?"

Fenric
2007-01-23, 02:26 PM
Krystal shrugs, Myobi sighs and looks at Izumi. Izumi nods and recites what she has been told.

The shadows reported that the mirror versions of Fenric, Kirana, Krystal, Karl, Ferdar, Yoshiro, Ayame, the child Kirana, Karina, Fendran, and...

The generally emotionless Izumi pauses uncomfortably

Fenric's mother, Karina.

Deadly
2007-01-23, 02:28 PM
Ilias sits down and listens to the conversation

Exachix
2007-01-23, 02:29 PM
Exachix smiles faintly.

"Good, now we know...though I wonder..." He hmms. "That means we, technically, outnumberthem... no wait... there would be more people there than that..."

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 02:30 PM
Alex winces "Oh" he sighs "What's the plan of action?"

Fen3
2007-01-23, 02:34 PM
mirror-Kalzarath sighs

Action is easier said than done as a direct confrontation at his castle is out of the question. My hope is that by appearing on this world, I may force him into making an ill-planned move swiftly.

We must look for opportunities to reduce his strength, preferably by eliminating most, if not all, of his so-called spell-weavers.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 02:36 PM
"Wonderful" he sighs and nods "If I'm needed and you can find me I'll help"

((and I'm going for food now))

Seft Sirag
2007-01-23, 02:37 PM
Anna enters the sanctuary from the records room and approaches the group. Seeing them in the middle of something, she hangs back a little.

((sporadic posting - assignment writing.))

Fen3
2007-01-23, 02:39 PM
The druid bows

We shall do what we may to assist. For now, keep a wary guard!

He turns and strides quickly from the sanctuary.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 02:39 PM
Myobi smiles at Anna

Hello, Anna. How are you today?

Exachix
2007-01-23, 02:41 PM
Exachix sighs and hugs Krystal, before smiling to Anna.

Deadly
2007-01-23, 02:45 PM
Ilias looks at the druid as he leaves, then looks around at everyone. Sounds like we'll have plenty of action in the near future.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 02:46 PM
Izumi nods to Ilias

Indeed.

Krystal returns Exy's hug and tries to act composed.

Exachix
2007-01-23, 02:48 PM
Exachix sighs.

"Hope it doesn't get too bad too quickly..."

Deadly
2007-01-23, 02:50 PM
Ilias leans back and sighs, thinking

Seft Sirag
2007-01-23, 02:50 PM
Myobi smiles at Anna

Hello, Anna. How are you today?
Anna smiles. I'm fine. She says. she pauses briefly, then adds mostly. as she remembers the pangs of homesickness that still occasionally creep up on her. She shakes her head slightly, and continues. How's things with everyone out here anyway?

Fenric
2007-01-23, 02:54 PM
Myobi chuckles

Well... Halfway through one adventure, annoying if not dangerous things going on here in the temple, and a dangerous enemy threatening the future... about the same as always, really.

Seft Sirag
2007-01-23, 02:59 PM
Anna blinks slightly, then smiles sounds just like home I see. probably time I started looking into getting some extra combat training, then? she grins slightly.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 03:04 PM
Myobi grins

Probably wouldn't hurt... although I do hope we can keep any fighting away from the temple itself.

Krystal shakes her head

No matter how often you may hope that, it doesn't seem to work out that wy much.

Myobi sighs

Sadly all too true.

Izumi looks thoughtful

Perhaps we should endeavour to have the... festivities... at our temple this time. Only one of the weavers has any shadow abilities, and I feel confident that we can deal with Fendran.

Exachix
2007-01-23, 03:09 PM
Exachix thinks.

"Hmm, So long as we can overpower them, we should be ok... Everyone has a mirror counterpart save... Myobi... Me, Karsen, Lorrian. Illias too... If we can get Conrad and/or Sayuri to come along..." He sighs. "But they are the ones that can plan the time..."

Deadly
2007-01-23, 03:13 PM
Ilias thinks What can we expect from these spell-weavers? Their powers, tactics and such.

Seft Sirag
2007-01-23, 03:16 PM
Anna stands back, listening, and wondering whether she would be more of a hinderance than actually helpful.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 03:19 PM
Myobi winces

They study the fundamental forces of magic and energy. Unlike Fenric's family, this evil group knows no restraint in what they will try or do. There were once specialized weavers for each school, discipline, and type of magic; but most were destroyed by Phoenix and Phoenixineohp. They are horrible, unbalanced things: they cast spells of their specialty as supernatural abilities, automatically counter any spell of their specialty as a free action, and gain an insane bonus to dispell checks against their specialty. The only good part is that they tend to be all but useless for anything but their specialty.

We know that Fendran is one of them: his specialty is in shadows and mists. This lent him a lot of versatility as the Shadow Evocation and Greater Shadow Evocation spells let him mimic other spells, but at a reduced power.

Fenric might know who the other survivors are... I do not.

Deadly
2007-01-23, 03:24 PM
Ilias frowns a bit Sounds like fun. Well, we probably should try to find out more if we can.

[hr]
He sighs and stands up Well, I have to go. Take care. he says and fades away

Exachix
2007-01-23, 03:49 PM
Exachix hmms and smiles, waving to Illias.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 03:50 PM
Myobi, Krystal, and Izumi wave farewell to Ilias.

Exachix
2007-01-23, 03:54 PM
Exachix hmms to himself, before sighing.

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 03:57 PM
Conrad wakes up again, though since his player just bought Origin of PCs and Paladin Blues there's no telling how responsive he'll be.

Exachix
2007-01-23, 04:02 PM
Exachix sighs, wishing his player had something other than the core books, but he smiles nonetheless, keeping a good outlook in life. Or any Oots Books.... maybe even a t-shirt...

Seft Sirag
2007-01-23, 04:03 PM
Seeing that the serious discussion has ended, Anna addresses Myobi. Oh, whilst I remember - is there a possibility I could have some lodgings here? The Records Room isn't exactly the most comfortable place to sleep. She grins a little awkwardly.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 04:10 PM
Myobi looks a bit embarrassed

Oh my! Yes, of course. Food and lodging are provided for everyone who works here, should they desire it. If you head down to the Priest's Quarters, the head houskeeper can assign you a room.

(( We don't bother to keep track, so we don't generally play it out either. ))

Exachix
2007-01-23, 04:22 PM
Exachix smiles to Anna, then to Krystal, before stifling a yawn.

Seft Sirag
2007-01-23, 04:28 PM
Anna smiles, nods, thanks Myobi, and departs in the direction of the priests' quarters.


(( We don't bother to keep track, so we don't generally play it out either. ))

((Heh. I tend to worry too much about making assumptions - I was actually considering PMing you before I had Anna touch the records room just to make sure my changes were okay.))

Fenric
2007-01-23, 04:29 PM
(( :smallsmile: Thanks for the consideration. You've been doing fine so far ))

Krystal pokes Exy

You ready for bed, sleepy?

Exachix
2007-01-23, 04:30 PM
Exachix smiles, then feigns pain where Krystal Poked him.

"Ow.... well, if you are..."

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 04:31 PM
Conrad holds Sayuri in his arms. She shifts slightly in her sleep.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 04:32 PM
Krystal stands up and waves goodnight to the assembled people

Kyrian
2007-01-23, 04:34 PM
Conrad waves back.

Exachix
2007-01-23, 04:34 PM
Exachix stands with her and smiles.

"Goodnight everyone."

Fenric
2007-01-23, 04:36 PM
Myobi and Izumi wave to the departing Krystal and Exachix.

Krystal takes Exachix' arm and heads off to bed.

Exachix
2007-01-23, 04:36 PM
Exachix smiles as they go to bed.

((Goodnight to you all.))

McBish
2007-01-23, 05:51 PM
McBish and Natalie come in through the mirror. McBish waves to Myobi and Izumi.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 05:53 PM
The foxes wave back to McBish and Natalie

Hello, McBish. How are you today?

McBish
2007-01-23, 05:55 PM
McBish shrugs. The same. But what are you going to do.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 05:57 PM
Myobi sighs a bit sadly, not being used to being thwarted as a healer.

Izumi shrugs

You could always become undead, or a shadow. A defective heart doesn't matter if it is not beating, or if you don't have a material body at all.

McBish
2007-01-23, 06:00 PM
I don't know if that is for me. I'm ready I guess, I've had a long time to prepare.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 06:02 PM
Izumi shrugs

You're choice. If you'd rather not stay in Town, no one is going to make you.

Atreyu the Masked LLama
2007-01-23, 06:04 PM
(Sorry to interrupt, but I'm out of the loop on McBish's plotline. Could I trouble you for a brief recap?)

McBish
2007-01-23, 06:04 PM
McBish shrugs back. Who knows, this just seems like a fate I can't escape.

((Well he had a incompleate heart valve when he came into town, he had had it for a long time. The damage to his heart was severe. Iames healed him but recently it has returned for unkown reasons. So basically he is dying. Oh and he meet Natalie back when Clover had an army attcking the town. He almost killed her escaping from said army but went back to check up on her and heal her.))

Atreyu the Masked LLama
2007-01-23, 06:12 PM
(Thank you. )

Fenric
2007-01-23, 06:15 PM
Myobi doesn't know what to say, so she doesn't say anything. Izumi doesn't feel there is anything more worth saying, so she doesn't either.

McBish
2007-01-23, 06:17 PM
McBish gives them both a small smile and leads Natalie into the gardens. They go and sit by the Koi pond.

vegetable_sorbet
2007-01-23, 06:29 PM
A thickset, very pale man in purple full-plate enters, carrying a corpse wearing the same kind of armour over his shoulders. excuse me? this is inari's temple, right? my companion needs resurrection.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 06:32 PM
Myobi stands up and comes over

Which grade would you like? Raise Dead is the cheapest, but is the least pleasant for the recipient and generally requires healing first as it doesn't do anything on its own. Resurrection is a little more expensive, but does provide healing. True Resurrection very completely undoes the death, but is quite expensive.

vegetable_sorbet
2007-01-23, 06:36 PM
Oh. the man says, and mutters something under his breath in Kroizian. I, uh, I'm afraid I have no money... can I give you my armour instead? and it'll have to be the cheap option... he says awkwardly.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 06:45 PM
Myobi blinks, then nods

Yes... that will do.

Myobi sends an acolyte to fetch a gem.

vegetable_sorbet
2007-01-23, 06:54 PM
The man begins to unbuckle the armour, which comes off in sections. He places it in front of him, now dressed in a simple black tunic. Thankyou. He says solemnly. He bites his lip, and looks momentarily sickened by something. Now can you direct me to the local police? I have to hand myself in.

McBish
2007-01-23, 06:54 PM
After talking quietly by the Koi pond Natalie can be seen running through the mirror to Trog's crying.

McBish sits at the Koi pond staring into it.

wxdruid
2007-01-23, 06:54 PM
Alena lightly lands in the garden at Inari's. She sets Alex on his feet and flicks her wings back into place.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 06:56 PM
Myobi gives him directions to the police station. The acolyte returns with a diamond, and Myobi casts Resurrection for the deceased soldier.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 06:57 PM
Alex smiles "Thank you my dear lady"

McBish
2007-01-23, 06:58 PM
McBish doesn't look up from the Koi pond.

wxdruid
2007-01-23, 06:59 PM
Alena smiles and lightly kisses his cheek, No problem, I enjoy carrying you and being carried by you.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 07:03 PM
Alex gives a charming smile "I'll always insist of thanking you anyway, it's always a pleasure to be carried by a beautiful angel like you."

wxdruid
2007-01-23, 07:04 PM
Alena blushes and takes one of his hands. She starts to tug him over to the Koi pond and notices McBish, Hello

McBish
2007-01-23, 07:05 PM
A couple of tears run down McBish's cheek. He looks up and wipes his eyes. Oh hi there.

vegetable_sorbet
2007-01-23, 07:07 PM
The man thanks Myobi, and quickly makes for the exit, bumping into a third man in the same armour. The third man seems very irate. The two have a brief yet instense exhange in Kroizian, before the first continues his retreat, and the third marches angrilly onwards, towards the resurrectee.

The resurrectee sits up slowly, and looks around, utterly confused. Where... where am I? he asks. more to the point, who am I? he adds. Then he notices Myobi, and stares at her, an odd expression on his face clearly showing that he has never seen a werefox before.

wxdruid
2007-01-23, 07:09 PM
Alena kneels down next to McBish, putting one hand on his shoulder, What's wrong?

Fenric
2007-01-23, 07:10 PM
Myobi sighs, being a kitsune rather than a werefox, and watches the newcomer advance.

Ah.. hello. I take it you are an associate of these first two?

McBish
2007-01-23, 07:11 PM
McBish looks down at the ground. I'm dying. And I'm hurting Natalie. It seems like the second one bothers him more than the first.

Alex Shipmaster
2007-01-23, 07:11 PM
Alex sits down alongside Alena facing the pond, but mostly watching Alena.

wxdruid
2007-01-23, 07:12 PM
I'm sorry, I wish there was something I could do, she puts one arm around his shoulders and gives him a hug. Her other hand remains in Alex's.

McBish
2007-01-23, 07:13 PM
It's... there is nothing anyone can do. I'm going to die. I have accepted that. But she, she hasn't yet.

wxdruid
2007-01-23, 07:14 PM
Accepting death is never easy.

McBish
2007-01-23, 07:16 PM
I know. I have had over 6 years to deal with it. She hasn't had 6 months. I just wish I could make it so she didn't hurt so much.

vegetable_sorbet
2007-01-23, 07:17 PM
being a Kitsune rather than a werefox((whoops, sorry.))

The newcomer nods, but doesn't speak for the moment, trying to calm himself down.

The resurrectee looks up, raising an eyebrow. so, you know me then?

The newcomer nods again. "I do. your name is Groil Narwenrober, we are both soldiers in the Kroizian Imperial military." Groil blinks, as he takes this in.

The other man turns to Myobi. "You have my thanks for this. Have you a way to recover his memories? there was a potion we obtained from a shop, but I fear I am no longer welcome there."

wxdruid
2007-01-23, 07:19 PM
I don't know either. I do know that your remaining time must be precious to you and to her.

McBish
2007-01-23, 07:21 PM
I know. He skips a stone across the pond. I want to spend every minute with her. But when I am I see the pain in her eyes. Or her thinking of some way to save me. He shakes his head.

wxdruid
2007-01-23, 07:23 PM
Alena tightens her arm around his shoulders in shared sympathy.

McBish
2007-01-23, 07:26 PM
McBish squeezes his eyes shut trying to hold back the tears. I'm sorry I should go and let you two enjoy your night.

Fenric
2007-01-23, 07:27 PM
Myobi frowns

It is unusual to not have your memories after being resurrected. I am not supposed to do that right now... but my brother can

Myobi bows her head for a moment, and a shimmering of blue light appears. Myobu steps out, in hybrid form and armed.

You want me to run these guys off, Myobi?

Myobi looks surprised

Um... no... I was going to ask you to perform Psychic Surgery (( I refuse the archaic spelling! It's too hard... ))

Myobu gives the soldiers a hard look, much like a certain marmalade eating bear from darkest Peru.