Elenelear Concert, 1/31/2004, Daerlynn’s Concert Series, Arthe Hollow Inn

As transcribed by Mykk Dalys

It has been 375 years, 21 days since the Victory of Lanival the Redeemer.
It is the 1st month of Akroeg the Ram in the year of the Iron Toad.
It is currently winter and it is dawn.
You feel somewhat certain it's past the Anlas of Hodierna's Blessing.

The sky is a sharp, clear blue.

[Arthe Hollow Inn, Common Room]
The room is filled with long, low tables and stools, where several people sit eating hearty bowls of Arthe Hollow's popular lamb stew. A large stone fireplace dominates one wall. Daisy Burdock, the inn's cook and waitress, crosses the room carrying a precarious arrangement of bowls and plates. She stops briefly to tease and joke with a regular customer or glance out the window. A sign is posted prominently next to the archway. You also see an open doorway, some wooden stairs, a polished wooden bar, and a wooden menuboard.

Guest List

Elenelear Alfirin-tauron of Ilithi, an Elven Bard

Mediator Akaria Styson of Elanthia, a Halfling Bard
Alasher, a Human Paladin
Bard Aleysa Schion, a Human
Sorrower Amagaim Tailbiter of the Zoluren Infantry, a Prydaen Empath
Bevor Ameise of the Monks, an Elothean
Caelfind O'Curnean, an Elven Ranger
Cyentinn Curry of Elanthia, a Human
Daerlynn Soulmyste of Elanthia, a Human Bard
Troubadour Dewsong deRosa, an Elothean Bard
Elnorn tel'Rhovinion of Ilithi, an Elf
Empath Emerisel Draa, a Human
Aes-Danai Eoworfinia Galarang of Ratha, a Halfling Bard
True Bard Esmaril D'Or, an Elven Bard
Poet Heston Falconsong, an Elothean
Satirist Isembard Isimbard, a Human Bard
Karmelita Sooleta of Zoluren, a Human Empath
Dancer Katrinai Dainaan of the Tavern Troupe Performing Order, an Elf
Defier Khory Deshah-Tristramm of Ratha, a Human Bard
Neophyte Kishari, an Elven Cleric
Reveler Krumbard Bellewether of the Order of the Dragon Shield, an Elf
Lancel Cassel of M'Riss, a Human
Lorylai of Elanthia, a Kaldaran Paladin
Markhor Sculpin of The Locksmith Union, a S'Kra Mur
Poet Mckatelee Starryskye of the Ilithi Infantry, an Elven Bard
Mykk Dalys, a Halfling
Niteshiver Vodou, a Human Bard
Caretaker Nou, a Prydaen Empath
Sir Poetus Delago of the Zoluren Navy, a Human Paladin
Raemien of Elanthia, an Elothean Moon Mage
Tathlenia Sermont, an Elf
Commander Trantris Esselyon of the Zoluren Navy, a Human
Emptor Typhi Balantio of Elanthia, a Halfling
Vailyn, an Elven Bard
Xanzie Nikatime of the Tavern Troupe Performing Order, an Elven Bard

Set List

Betrayer's Blood
Fateful Day
Maztu Darm Ar/Dance With Me
Fallow Fields
excerpt from the History of Merelew by Pralel Erigowia
An Encounter with Murulla
"...a toast..."

Concert

People are beginning to drift in the general direction of Arthe Dale. One young woman pulls at her companion's sleeve. "Hurry up!" she hisses. "We want to get a good seat for the concert! The Arthe Hollow Inn is big, and I want to sit up front!" Her companion, a tall young Elf, chuckles, "We have a few roisaen yet, dear," but he obligingly hurries his steps to match hers.

Elnorn rubs Elenelear gently, massaging her muscles.
Eoworfinia hugs Elenelear, who wraps her arms around Eoworfinia with a warm smile.
Elenelear grins at Eoworfinia.
Elenelear wobbles, looking a bit faint.
Eoworfinia exclaims to Elenelear, "just your friends here ta watch, no getting nervous!"
Elnorn says to Elenelear, "Ye going to do fine"
Elenelear chuckles.
Mckatelee praises Elenelear.
Mckatelee exclaims, "you can do it!"

Daerlynn recites:

"Hello, everyone!"

Daerlynn recites:

"Welcome to the 60th or so concert here at Arthe Dale!"

Daerlynn giggles.

Daerlynn recites:

"And tonight we have a wonderful treat!"

Daerlynn recites:

"A wonderful Elven bardess....."

Daerlynn recites:

"Who I hear will be sharing some songs and some lore with us."

Elenelear smiles nervously

Daerlynn recites:

"So I would ask you all to settle down.... and let's hear it for...."

Daerlynn yells, "Elenelear!!!!!"



With a graceful flutter of her hands, Elenelear sinks down in a formal curtsy.

Elenelear chuckles.

Elenelear says, "oh now, where was I going to start."
Elenelear ponders.

Elenelear says, "This is a song I've been working on furiously for this night..."

Elenelear recites:

    "I sing this song to retell an old saga about the wind elves of Horse Clan.
      I hope you will find a comfortable seat
      and enjoy the singing of Betrayer's Blood."

(Elenelear bends gracefully to light a candle on the floor and pauses briefly to watch the smoke from the candle swirl aimlessly upward.)

Elenelear gets a shallow shaman's drum decorated with fluttering gold-beaded scarlet feathers from inside her skin backpack.

Elenelear gets a tipper from inside her skin backpack.

(Elenelear touches her tipper to the shaman's drum, bringing forth a soft tribal rhythm which seems to beat in unison with your heart.)

Elenelear hauntingly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Thin wisps of smoke from a hearth fire
      swirling upward, ascended into the sky
      as in a tent, long ago, an elven woman writhed
      birthing a son.
      The infant loudly wailed his demands
      as her last breath spoke his name,
      her life ebbed away....
     Inicarwu"

(Elenelear blinks as the candle sputters out and a fragrance of hearth fires begins to fill the room, filling your mind with images of smoke rising from individual homes in a village of tents.)

Elenelear firmly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "A handsome lad, with clear grey eyes,
      his head crowned with curls of coppery hair.
      Passing years made him tall, strong and lithe,
      soon he was a man.
      With feet as fleet as the antelope, he raced with the wind
      He hunted with the bow, his arrows flying true
      But his heart was cruel.
      Inicarwu"

Elenelear darkly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "T'was nae only prey that fell to him
      He claimed the hearts of all young maidens
      then abandoned them, ravaged and aching.....
      him, with nary a care
      Until the chieftain's daughter demanded the council
      he marry and provide support for the child she bore.
      Responsibility he fled.
      Inicarwu"

(Elenelear shifts her position slightly to illicit a pattering on her shaman's drum, the sound echoing all around you, sounding first like the running of many feet, then like the stamping of a horse's hooves.)

Elenelear excitedly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Legs churning, heart pounding, the forest trails he raced,
      easily outdistancing his clanmates,
      abandoning his home, he ran onward
      up to the scorched plateau.
      Blades of grass stung him.  Sun burnished his skin.
       He ran until he heard his pursuers no more.
      Now a criminal...
      Inicarwu"

Elenelear guardedly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "A white mare appeared like a vision on the horizon.
      Beautiful, she was with a flowing alabaster mane.
      Closer she pranced, her hooves dancing on the grass.
      then she easily paced past
      Unable to catch her, his heart burned with rage.
      An arrow he shot viciously into her eye, laughing,
      he knelt with a knife.
      Inicarwu"

(Elenelear strikes her shaman's drum with her tipper, startling you and then begins a slow rhythm like a beating heart nearing death.)

Elenelear slowly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Scarlet blood drained from her eye onto her white coat
      as she sadly gazed at him with the other.
      A song arose from her of her bloodlines
      as her form shimmered
      into that of a woman. clothed in stardust.
      His rage changed into desire, then heated into lust.
      He vowed to possess her.
      Inicarwu"

Elenelear matter-of-factly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "For her life, she offerred him
      a hero's place, in the history of his tribe
      He demanded his blood be mingled with her line.
      A deal they struck
      He would return with the fruit of his loins
      when the seasons had made a full turn.
      Then his bloodline would join
      the Sulda Taale"

Elenelear hesitantly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Amused he was, when his tribe captured him.
      The elders were amazed when he accepted their ruling.
      Bonding to the chieftain's daughter, calmly accepting his fate,
       he became a model
      of a considerate, caring mate and the seasons passed as she grew round
      finally to the birthing twins of his loins
      daughter and son.
      Inicarwu"

Elenelear darkly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "With the arrival of spring, he told his mate the time had come
      for him to take the babes to an ancient family place, alone.
      There he would dance for the blessings of his bloodline
      but she did not believe.
      Donning a cloak of nightshadows, she silently followed him
      back to the place where the mare had fallen
      to watch him from hiding, as he stood, waiting
      the Sulda Taale "

Nodding in time to the music, Elenelear taps an aimless rhythm on her shaman's drum.

Elenelear quietly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "The clearing where the mare had fallen, was filled
      with blossoming wildflowers, and in a fairy circle grew
      dozens of snowbells waving in a breeze slightly chilled.
      There he placed the babes
      The mare appeared suddenly, stepping into the ring
      and shimmered into her form of a lovely woman,
      gazed intently at the children.,
      the Sulda Taale"

Elenelear helplessly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "He pulled the goddess to him, stating he'd done as she had asked
      Their hearts to me must be given freely, said she, as her dark eyes flashed
      With eyes of evil, a skinning knife he drew to draw the blood of his kin
      From the shadows,
      his mate screamed and threw herself at him, clawing  out his eyes.
      In the darkness, his knife found her, spilling her life force
      He was kinslayer,
      Inicarwu"

(Elenelear thumps emphatically upon her shaman's drum causing the room to be filled with a thunderstorm of horse's hooves galloping across the plains.)

Elenelear harshly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Her eyes blazed, her form rippled as woman transmuted to mare
      The alabaster hooves, sharp and deadly, rose high in the air
      Then swiftly struck, crushing his ribs like brittle vines.
      Three times hooves rose and fell,
      The goddess, with black eyes softened, turned to the woman
      Two of her tears spilled onto the forehead of each child.
      "Death was not my desire,"
      wept Sulda Taale"

Elenelear sadly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Rearing high, hooves thrashing, she called into the night,
      My gift, woman who sacrified herself for the lives of her kin,
      The twins awoke and their limbs grew and lengthened.
      Softly they cried,
      as their fingers brushed their mother's lips, a farewell kiss she gave to each.
      When the woman's spirt had fled, the mare nuzzled her cold cheek.
      The twins climbed up onto the mare's back,
      Sulda Taale"

(Elenelear plays calmly on her shaman's drum, bringing forth a tribal beat that brings peacefulness and serenity to your heart and soul.)

Elenelear calmly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "And so today you see the offspring of these
      their blood joined with that of the mare for eternity.
      the people are the Elven Clan of the Wind in Ilithi
      The daughter is Lady of the Elven Winds, The son is Catwalker.
      Where their mother died the ground is covered with motherheart
      and in Horse Clan, the mare still watches over their hearths
      forever as promised.
      Sulda Taale."

(Elenelear bows gracefully)



Elenelear smiles.
Elenelear asks, "perhaps a story now?"

Elenelear puts her tipper in her skin backpack.
Elenelear puts her drum in her skin backpack.

Elenelear recites:

    "There is a gondola which crosses the great chasm
      Perhaps ye have heard of it or perhaps, even been on it."

(Elenelear glances inquiringly about, gazing briefly at each of your faces.)

Elenelear recites:

    "Let me share with you a tale I call Fateful Day."

(Elenelear settles herself comfortably on a stool and clears her throat, folding her hands together on her lap.)

Elenelear recites:

    "A bright, new day bade a young elven lass g'morning
      with weather crisp, skies clear and blue.
     
     T'was perfect weather for a journey t'see the Province of Zoluren
      and maybe a walk through the market in The Crossings t'do a wee bit o'shoppin, Aye?"

(Elenelear smiles at a young lass and winks knowingly.)

Elenelear recites:

    "I can well imagine her anticipation, Nay....
      excitement, as her party set out upon that fateful day.
     
     Her guards, a war party of Mountain Elves
      proud and honored to be escorting their princess,
       Anloralhe, daughter of Morganae."

Elenelear recites:

    "They journeyed northward toward the great chasm
      that separates the Provinces of Ilithi and Zoluren."

(Elenelear pauses, contemplating a moment.)

Elenelear recites:

    "Alec who was the ruler of Shard, had commanded a mode of transportation constructed
      for travellers to pass more freely between the provinces - the gondola.
     
     There was an agreement between Alec and Morganae, Queen of Mountain Elves
      that she and her people would guard the Obsidian Pass,
      keeping the people of Elanthia safe from dangers beyond."

(Elenelear frowns suddenly, then blushes slightly.)

Elenelear recites:

"But ye nay wish to hear a history lesson, on with the story.... "

Elenelear recites:

    "The party climbed the platform to await the arrival of the gondola
      the young princess anxious to continue their journey.
     
     At last the door swung open and the guards with their charge boarded, entering the south cab.
      After hearing the respectful greeting from the mage who operated the gondola,
      they settled themselves comfortably upon the benches."

(Elenelear stiffens visibly, her eyes widening and her voice grows louder with the telling of her tale.)

Elenelear recites:

    "There was no warning for them, just a sudden howl,
      as a great beast, never seen before, burst into the cab
      It roared and howled as it attacked the guards
      slicing and slashing them cruelly till they lay twitching upon the floor.
     
     The mage was slain with one slash of it's sharp claws.
      Then the foul beast turned on the young lass, till she too lay bleeding on the floor."

Elenelear recites:

    "The beast left, leaving no one living in the south cab.
      The door of the gondola swung closed.
     
     The ropes creaked and groaned
      and then the gondola jerked and left the platform,
      making it's way across the chasm towards Zoluren."

(Elenelear smiles sadly as she shakes her head.)

Elenelear recites:

    "Word travelled back to Morganae, who with her soldiers went to meet the gondola.
      When she found her daughter dead, the Queen stiffened visibly
      like solid stone until one tear fell from her eye
     
     Morganae holding her only daughter close to her, repeated "Aman abule" to herself,
      rode with her people back to the Obsidian Pass.
      which is closed to this day as her people mourn their loss."

(Elenelear sighs, a tear glistening in her eye briefly before falling softly upon her cheek.)

Elenelear recites:

    "So when next ye journey across the ravine, remember the story
      of the young princess, Anloralhe and that fateful day.
     
     Remember too, why the gondola travels across the ravine unguided by mortal hands,
      and hope that the elves of the Mountain will cease their mourning and return to our lands one day."

(Elenelear wipes away the tear with her hand and bows her head. )
Elenelear curtsies.



Elenelear recites:

    "I will sing for you a short love song, first in Ilithic, then in Common.
       The song is called "Maztu Darm Ar" or  "Dance with Me.""

Elenelear dreamily sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Ei nedora arin
      eicetu maztu darm ar.
      Hachan oraeni dalja
      ei bir undojen asaran
      uchman ar curtaman,
      maite ei irinen gozeni
      we alor ar inoren
      mahiren darm maite"

Elenelear wistfully sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Maztu darm ar polijur
      Maztu darm ar ishitu
      Maztu darm ar arn zuzen maite."

Elenelear lovingly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Uchman haro maztu
      mahiren we ishitu.
      Wessis escu-we-escu.
      Ostu ar urbil
      paicotu dafora igotu.
      Alor faut escu
      uchman ar joantu,
      arn zuzen maite."

Elenelear tenderly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Maztu darm ar polijur
      Maztu darm ar ishitu
      Maztu darm ar arn zuzen maite."

Elenelear dreamily sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "In moon light
      come dance with me.
      When stars glow
      in a dark sea,
      Let me see
      love in your eyes
      and make me feel
      warm with your love."

Elenelear wistfully sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Dance with me slowly
      Dance with me close
      Dance with me, my true love."

Elenelear lovingly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Let us dance
      warm and close.
      Together forever.
      Hold me near
      till sun rise.
      Do not ever
      let me go,
      my true love."

Elenelear tenderly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Dance with me slowly
      Dance with me close
      Dance with me, my true love."



Elenelear gets a pale white ironwood mitbiq with painted decorations weaving among the finger holes from inside a journey-worn instrument case.
Elenelear cleans out her ironwood mitbiq at arm's length.

Elenelear meets your eyes as she glances about, smiling at you with a mischieveous look in her eyes.

Elenelear recites:

    "Elanthia is filled with interesting places and wonderous stories.
      This song is about a place near to the city I call home and is called Fallow Fields."

Elenelear places her lips upon the reed of her mitbiq and as a hauntingly beautiful melody fills the air, you notice her instrument begin to softly shimmer.

Elenelear quietly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Have ye seen the grasslands
      near the crystal city in Ilithi
      where the children of Faenella play?
      Ye will if ye journey
      to the fallow fields
      the fallow fields."

Elenelear blows a quiet tune on her mitbiq which reminds you of the wind blowing through grasslands on a summer's day.

Elenelear longingly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Tis a wondrous place
      where colors dance
      in melodies across the foliage
      where blades of grass
      whisper as ye pass
      whisper as ye pass."

Elenelear blows again into her mitbiq, bringing forth a myriad of notes that dance in your mind and as your mind drifts away with the notes, you see the tiny fae folk decoratively painted on her instrument and think for a moment that you saw them move.

Elenelear wistfully sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Walk where fields are nae plowed
      where flowers of all colors
      brust like jewels from the ground
      Breathe the air scented with the aroma of life
      Time passes not in a fairy land
      in a fairy land."

Elenelear fingers the mitbi rapidily, creating a playful tune which makes you want to tap your foot and dance about the room, but your attention is drawn again to her instrument where the wee fae seem to be dancing around the finger holes.

Elenelear mischievously sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "With a watchful eye ye'll see
      the tiny folk perched on leaves
      wings fluttering as they play
      sprinkling fragrant rose petals
      that swirl, landing at your feet
      landing at your feet."

Elenelear weaves a melody soft and gentle upon her mitbiq as her eyes take on a dreamy look and the fae that you were so sure you saw before, are now still in their dance.

Elenelear dreamily sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Have ye seen the grasslands
      near the crystal city in Ilithi
      where the children of Faenella play?
      Ye will if ye journey
      to the fallow fields
      the fallow fields."

Elenelear glances over her shoulder expectantly and then smiles mishieveously as she curtsies.



Elenelear recites:

    "I read a book called the "History of Merelew"
      written by Pralel Erigowia, Professor of the Academy of Learning.
      This poem, I will recite for you, was composed by the Merelew."

Elenelear recites:

    "Long ago and far away, the stories all began,
      The ocean parted and from the waves,
      the water became land,
      And merfolk did with landlings meet,
      contesting for to see
      Just which would o'ercome the other,
      the landling or the sea."

Elenelear recites:

    "Now soon, again, the island comes,
      as seas grow rough and grey,
      And visions seen upon the waves
      do grow with each new day,
      And albatross, their massive wings,
      across the sea do spread
      So gather one and gather all for
      the Feast of Eluned!"

Elenelear recites:

    "The merchants eyes do glitter bright,
      with thoughts of Drogor's gold,
      The fighters wish to prove their might
      a'jousting as of old.
      The healers and the woodsmen have,
      as well, their part to do
      For the living island groans in pain
      and seeks relief from rue."

Elenelear recites:

    "So come you one and come you all
      and take to ships to see,
      The festival of Eluned as the island
      rises from the sea."

(Elenelear smiles softly and pauses briefly to reflect upon the poem.)

Elenelear recites:

    "The Merelew are a people who dwell in a great city called Andreshlew,
      which is lifesculpted from coral and roams the Seas of Elanthia.
      They are, in appearance, shorter than elves with skins of scales which are metallic and appear fishlike."

Elenelear recites:

    "I heard that one of these people aided the pirate, Jourak with the raising of a sunken ship recently.
      I wonder what other powers these people command.
       I am very curious about the people called Merelew, and perhaps now, ye are too."

Elenelear studies the faces around her.



Elenelear says, "those of you who know me, know that I am devoted to the goddess Murulla"
Elenelear smiles.

Elenelear recites:

"I shall sing "An Encounter with Murulla", by Elenelear Alfirin-tauron."

Elenelear curtsies.

Elenelear sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "A young bardling was wandering up the Northern Trade road
      Tis eerie surroundings where wind hounds and fenrae reavers have their abode.
      When suddenly a beautiful elven lady appeared by his side.
      Taking his hand, she pulled him aside.
      "Nae journey here yet, back till ye grow young bard," she said."

Elenelear sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Later that eve, around a campfire they reposed.
      The lady gave the bard new knowledge in lore with her songs and her prose,
      Her amber eyes seemed aglow and her hair by the light of the fire blazed.
      Into the bardling's young eyes she gazed
      "Tary no longer, sing me a song acapella young bard", she said."

Elenelear sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "The shuddering bardling stood, gathering his nerve.
      Then stuttering and sputtering, his voice crackled a poor dirge.
      She winced. A wave of her hand put a stop to his song and gave him a gift
      His throat felt changed, having gone through some sort of shift
      "Your wit and desire for adventure have amused me, try your song once again," she said."

Elenelear sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "The bard cleared his throat and began to sing.
      His lovely tenor voice crystal pure and true, a song did bring
      Surprized and pleased with the change, his ballad grew with grace
      bringing a smile to her lips and content to her face
      Gazing into his eyes, "Ah much better, and pleasant on my ears young bard," she said."

Elenelear sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "And the song he sang
      out into the night joyfully rang...."

Elenelear sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "O Murrula, Goddess of Beauty
      Protector of those that travel, Guide and inspiration to young bards
      Slender Elven lady of amber eyes and fiery red hair
      I give praises and honour to thee!"

Elenelear sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "O Murrula, Goddess of Beauty
      Creator of the Phoenix, flute and wind
      Her kiss a remedy for a long night of drinking
      Slender Elven lady of amber eyes and fiery red hair
      I give praises and honour to thee!"



Elenelear recites:

    "This shall be my last song of the evening.
      If ye wish, please join your voices with mine for the chorus.""

Elenelear gets a flagon of fine Elven champagne from inside her skin backpack.

Elenelear smells the bouquet of her champagne and smiles.

Elenelear confidently sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Remember times of fellowship
      and the taste of good wine.
      Come join me and lift a tankard
      of the best ale of all time
      and make a toast to your companions
      as our liquor makes us shine."

Elenelear smiles and raises her glass in a toast saying, "Sing with me now, the chorus begins."

A chorus of voices join with Elenelear's leading mezzo-soprano as she sings:

    "A toast to you from Zoluren
      A toast to you from Ilithi
      and one to you from the isles of Qi
      A toast to you of Therengia
      Cheers to all the people of Elanthia."

Elenelear emphatically sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Tis times like these that give us strength
      to keep our lands safe and free.
      Come join me, let us fight side by side.
      I'll guard you and you guard me,
      but now lift your glass and raise a cheer
      for our loved ones and our families."

Elenelear raises her glass again and motions it high in the air, wincing slightly as some of her drink spills.

A chorus of voices join with Elenelear's leading mezzo-soprano as she sings:

    "A toast to you from Zoluren
      A toast to you from Ilithi
      and one to you from the isles of Qi
      A toast to you of Therengia
      Cheers to all the people of Elanthia."

Elenelear cheerfully sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

    "Here we are, all gathered
      friends and acquaintances all.
      Come join me in a toast
      with a glass that be small or tall
      as we end our time together
      here within these walls."

Elenelear smiles brightly as she lifts her glass nodding in your direction.

A chorus of voices join with Elenelear's leading mezzo-soprano as she sings:

    "A toast to you from Zoluren
      A toast to you from Ilithi
      and one to you from the isles of Qi
      A toast to you of Therengia
      Cheers to all the people of Elanthia."

Elenelear cheers for the people of Elanthia.
Elenelear takes a sip of her champagne.

A chorus of voices join with Elenelear's leading mezzo-soprano as she sings:

    "A toast to all my friends!"

Elenelear takes a sip of her champagne.

Elenelear yells, "Cheers to ye my friends, tis good to see ya!"

A chorus of voices join with Elenelear's leading mezzo-soprano as she sings:

    "A toast to ye I donnae know"

Elenelear takes a sip of her champagne.

Elenelear yells, "I lift my glass in your honour, friends to be!"

Elenelear takes a sip of her champagne.

Elenelear recites:

    "May Murulla guide your paths
      up or down the roads
      May she make safe your passage
      until ye reach your homes."

With a graceful flutter of her hands, Elenelear sinks down in a formal curtsy.

Daerlynn recites:

    "Let's all hear it once more for Elenelear!"

Guest Descriptions


Mediator Akaria Styson of Elanthia, a Halfling Bard.
He has crystal blue eyes. He has cropped black hair and fair skin.
He is a whippersnapper for a Halfling.
He has some light stubble on his face.

He has faint scuffing to the head, faint scuffing to the right arm, faint scuffing to the left arm, faint scuffing to the right leg, faint scuffing to the left leg, tiny scratches to the chest, faint scuffing to the abdomen, faint scuffing to the back.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a flagon of Glythtide's Favor in his right hand.
He is wearing a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a Nisha short bow, an oval shield, a chain hauberk, a lumpy bundle, a sling, a silver-edged scabbard, some fitted black wolfskin trousers, some steel-rimmed spectacles, a wide leather utility belt tooled with the Estate Holder's crest, a carved bard blue pick, an indigo linen tabard sewn with a coppery Bards' Guild badge on one sleeve, some black jack boots, a lightweight sailcloth quiver, a hip pouch, a green gem pouch, a willow backpack and a black agate ring inset with a cambrinth shark.



Alasher, a Human Paladin.
She has violet eyes. Her golden hair is very long and wavy, and is worn braided. She has fair skin.
She is young for a Human.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing an embossed quiver, some dark gauntlets engraved with the symbol of Trothfang, a lumpy bundle, some field plate armor, some fitted linen pants laced at the sides with red leather cords, some polished leather riding boots with steel buckles, an onyx toe ring inlaid with a band of ivory, a polished granite pinkie ring, some tiny crystal rose earrings, a glittering quartz nose stud, a black leather sheath, a sturdy blue backpack, a green gem pouch, a silvered chain balaclava, a grendel-skin utility belt, a dashing linen shirt stitched with brilliant multi-colored silk threads, a necklace with a silver eternity knot dangling from the chain, a platinum eyebrow ring and an ironwood buckler.



Bard Aleysa Schion, a Human.
She has crystal green eyes. Her red hair is long and fine, and is worn arranged in an intricate Elven braid. She has fair skin.
She is fairly young for a Human.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a flagon of Paklin's lager in her right hand.
She is wearing a loose gauze smock embroidered with the image of an opalescent butterfly, a black onyx signet ring inlaid with the insignia of the Seawolves, a sturdy black backpack, an elaborately braided ceremonial spidersilk sheath, an arm pouch stitched with a beautiful forest scene, a beaded wrist pouch, a medicine pouch made from the skull and hide of a cougar, a fang-tipped iron earring, a gold medallion symbolizing dedication to Faenella, a seafoam green skirt with a fine white lace overlay, a delicate nightsilk garter, an iron-spiked leather collar, a strapless black silk corset trimmed with a flirty jade fringe, some emerald green leather shoes laced with pale silk ribbons, a large spidersilk sack, a slender toe ring woven with purple and green crystalline strands, a witch ball, a carved ivory pick, some sheer alabaster spidersilk stockings, a hooded cloak of brown suede clasped with a bronze wolf-shaped medallion, a black leather bullwhip, a black leather scroll case embossed with the symbol for eternity, some gleaming silver-white plate, a polished silver-white shield and a whimsical pewter fae charm.



Sorrower Amagaim Tailbiter of the Zoluren Infantry, a Prydaen Empath.
He has pointed ears and cat-slitted amber eyes. His blue-black mane is short and fine, and is worn loose. He has black fur with silver points and a slender tail.
He is young for a Prydaen.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a bottle of bearheart stout in his right hand and a plowman's lunch in his left.
He is wearing a perfect gargoyle-hide coat, a perfect gargoyle-hide helm, some perfect troll-skin gloves, a lumpy bundle, a quarterstaff, a twisted white gold armband shaped like wild flames cradling a cambrinth phoenix, a sapphire ring, an ironwood buckler, a black leather sheath, some perfect gargoyle-hide greaves, a black hip pouch shabbily embroidered with an Empath crest pattern in white thread, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a brilliant blue silk shirt with golden hook buttons, a pale yellow rose, an herb pouch, a deep blue leather belt with a circular gold buckle, a silver knotwork tailband, a pair of midnight blue fitted trousers of soft brushed linen, a midnight blue woolen cloak trimmed with gold braiding, a duffel bag, a dark gem pouch and a Lieutenant's badge.



Bevor Ameise of the Monks, an Elothean.
He has tilted almond-shaped black eyes. He is bald, with pale skin.
He is in his prime for an Elothean.
He has a thin sparse mustache on his upper lip and a thin patchy beard.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a duffel bag, a pair of dress doeskin boots dyed a dark grey, a glittering quartz nose stud, a cut-crystal hand wrapped around an amber jewel, a crimson robe ornately stitched with threads of gold and silver, a leather sheath, a blindfold, a pure white bear-hide belt, an ebony lockpick case labeled "LadyHunter", a duffel bag, a knee-length tunic emblazoned with the badge of the Opreina Moracul, some black suede pants trimmed with carved bone buttons, a pale blue azure leather pack with silvery ombre braided straps, a clouded arzumos pelt arm pouch with gut drawstrings, a herb pouch, a finely embroidered scroll pouch embossed with the insignia of the Odwelm Weslefurg Company, a thigh quiver dyed in a brown and green camouflage pattern, a crystalline ring etched with the fist of the Crystal Hand Monks, a slender bone ring etched with the crest of the Moon Mage Guild, a glossy black ring set with a tiny crystal star, a blackened silver ring forged in the shape of a dragon, a duffel bag, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, some cured double leathers edged with strips of arzumos fur, a shadowy tooled leather mask and some darkened falconer's gauntlets.



Caelfind O'Curnean, an Elven Ranger.
She has pointed ears and jade eyes. Her flaxen-streaked russet hair is very long and straight, and is worn loose. She has fair skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She has a tattoo of a branch of amber and orange autumn foliage on her ankle.

She has some faint scars along the right arm, some faint scars along the left leg, some faint scars along the right hand.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a flagon of Paklin's lager in her right hand.
She is wearing a pair of azure leather gloves, a sprig of mistletoe, a canvas duffel bag, a black gem pouch, an azure leather mask, a card collector's case, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a black leather belt quiver embossed with the Ranger Guild crest, some dark indigo leather pants with silver silk bindings, a witch ball, an archer's snowbeast-pelt bracer, some onyx hairbeads interwoven with a couple of long dark feathers, a soft fur rucksack with dangling white fox tails, some dappled suede hunting boots, a sea-blue suede bodice with mermaid-shaped emerald clasps, a black hooded cloak lined with snowbeast fur and edged with light blue snowflakes, a soft thigh bag crafted from the finest arzumos fur, an elegant arzumos-pelt harness, a fur muff, a blackened steel locket, a forest green suede herb pouch embossed with tiny juniper berries, a perfect white rose, an asketine leaf pendant, a dainty purple violet, a deep yellow rose, some azure hunting leathers, an aubergine cypress longbow with a leaf-green leather grip, a lumpy bundle and a smooth cambrinth badge with some words carved in it.



Cyentinn Curry of Elanthia, a Human.
She has jade eyes. Her brown hair is shoulder length and wavy, and is worn loose. She has tanned skin.
She is in her prime for a Human.
She has a tattoo of six towers on a field of stars encircled by the three Elanthian moons on her ankle.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing some jet black boots with pointed steel toe caps damascened in gold and silver, a full-sleeved azure silk blouse with ivory scrimshaw buttons, some dark leather pants cinched with braided leather, a thick leather rucksack with bronze clasps, a darkened oilcloth telescope case, a blued silver engagement band set with diamond stars, a black gem pouch, a brushed silver anklet with dangling star and moon charms, an obsidian armband inset with a pattern of crystal stars, a cambrinth armband carved into the shape of interlocked leaping dolphins, some gold bangle bracelets, a leather sheath, a midnight black quiver, an articulated platinum ring, an Elothean silverwillow crossbow, a cut silver friendship ring, some ebony leucro hide armor with an intricate silvery knot on the shoulder, a black satin pouch with braided red silk drawstrings, a midnight blue vela'tohr flower, a silver eyebrow ring and a hooded shadow black cloak clasped at the neck with a small diamond dagger.



Daerlynn Soulmyste of Elanthia, a Human Bard.
She has jade eyes. Her brunette hair is shoulder length and straight, and is worn loose, tucked behind her ears. She has pale skin and a lissome figure.
She is in her prime for a Human.
She has a tattoo of a whirling sword dancer with dual blades raised in fierce salute on her leg.

She has faint scuffing to the head, tiny scratches to the neck, tiny scratches to the right arm, cuts and bruises about the left arm, cuts and bruises about the right leg, cuts and bruises about the left leg, faint scuffing to the right hand, cuts and bruises about the left hand, cuts and bruises about the chest area, tiny scratches to the abdomen, faint scuffing to the back, faint scuffing to the right eye.

She is holding a bottle of cherry schnapps in her right hand.
She is wearing some moss-green falconer's gauntlets, a blackened chain coif with a silvery steel eye-guard, a simple white cotton dress trimmed with blue satin bands, a platinum-edged flute case set with star-shaped diamonds, a carved wren-engraved pick, a dainty silvery lace garter threaded with vivid blue ribbons, a piece of black string dangling a thin brass ring, a dark grey messenger's satchel reinforced with thick black leather, a forest-green linen gem pouch clasped with a polished deobar wren, a silver gilt hauberk, a silvery buckskin harness and a copper jadeite gwethdesuan.



Troubadour Dewsong deRosa, an Elothean Bard.
He has tilted almond-shaped milky blue eyes. His silver hair is shoulder length and thick, and is worn feathered back from his face in a windblown look. He has tanned skin.
He is in his prime for an Elothean.
He is clean shaven.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a mug of amber ale in his right hand.
He is wearing an etched silver medallion, a dark blue ankle sheath bearing a black stylized dragon, some dark green velvet boots embroidered with twining roses, a spiraling cambrinth armband inlaid with a carved onyx ram, a spiral silver neithrel band set with small fire opals, a silvery satin rosette, a lavender rose, a dew-kissed rose, a delicate crimson rose, a dusky silk rose, a wild red rose, a fragile black diamond rose, a yellow Insanity rose, a delicate pink rosebud, a dark red spidersilk rose with blushing petals, an ivory Captivation rose, a red Dream rose, a deep crimson silk rose embroidered lightly in silver threading, a silver earring in the shape of a shield emblazoned with a heart, a crystal rose pendant, some crimson steel-rimmed spectacles, a paper-covered brass button, a brushed bronze rose pin inlaid with silver leaves, a small rose-etched pin, a delicate gold rose ring, a rich violet velvet instrument case edged with embroidered golden roses, a jangling golden hip-chain set with carved ivory roses, a creamy white silk tabard intricately embroidered with a shimmering golden harp, a dusty rose bag, a dusty rose sack, a dusty rose pouch, a faded rose suede vest, a dusty rose cloak, a double-wrapped leather sword belt tooled with wandering rose vines, a dew-kissed rose, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a rose quartz anklet, a marqueterie copperleaf locket, a dusty rose pick, an amethyst engagement ring, a narrow jade wedding band inlaid with a twining golden rose, a brass-riveted leather travel pack embroidered with golden lutes and wandering rose vines, a billowing white shirt with pleated ruffs on the collar and cuffs, some rich red pleated wool breeches embroidered with golden lutes and wandering rose vines, a silvery satin rosette, some darned rose socks, some chain, a dusty rose harness and an elegant plumed hat.



Elenelear Alfirin-tauron of Ilithi, an Elven Bard.
She has pointed ears and crystal green eyes. Her honey-streaked auburn hair is very long and wavy, and is worn loose. She has fair skin. She has a conflagration of red and orange flames emblazoned on her face, with showers of white sparks accenting her eyes.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a shallow shaman's drum decorated with fluttering gold-beaded scarlet feathers in her right hand and a tipper in her left.
She is wearing a whimsical pewter fae charm, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a black firecat skin backpack with knotted gut drawstrings, some brushed chain, some charcoal beaded-deerskin calf-boots, a sky blue thigh quiver embroidered with silvery stars and moons, a gauzy dancing skirt adorned with tiny bells suspended from spidersilk cords, a dark gem pouch, a hip pouch, a silver-inlaid tankard, a braided gold and cambrinth armband inset with onyx, a gold and cambrinth bracelet, a silver-edged scabbard, a forester's bow, a gauzy silk bodice adorned with a chain of silver bells, an amber phoenix amulet, a small silver hoop earring adorned with a drowsing fae along the inner curve, a red rose, a visored chain helm and some silvered mail gauntlets.



Elnorn tel'Rhovinion of Ilithi, an Elf.
He has pointed ears and amber eyes. His honey hair is very long and fine, and is worn loose. He has fair skin. He has a lifelike pattern of painted eagle feathers surrounding his eyes.
He is young for an Elf.

He has faint scuffing to the neck.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a flagon of Paklin's lager in his right hand.
He is wearing a doeskin bag, some fawn brown leathers, some warding beads, a sage-green cloth hair wrap dangling with a beaded eagle feather, a short-collared cashmere riding cape lined with sage green silk, a carved stone amulet etched with the image of an eagle in flight, some softly tanned leather archer's gloves, a staghorn archer's ring, a carved cambrinth armband crafted to resemble a snake, a slender ivory armband engraved with galloping horses, a night-black rucksack edged with a string of dangling pard claws, a fox-trimmed green leather tabard laced with rawhide, a dark brown leather fletching pouch with an image branded into it, a dark suede thigh quiver wrapped with shreds of leucro hide, some deerskin legwraps, some scuffed buckskin hunting boots, a rough leather field kit, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a tanning satchel, a perfect bison-hide helm and a yew longbow.



Empath Emerisel Draa, a Human.
She has pouting lips and sparkling crystal green eyes. Her honey-streaked white hair is very long and wavy, and is worn arranged in ringlets. She has pale skin. A square-cut glacier emerald is positioned between her eyes, glowing with a lustrous sheen against her skin.
She is tiny for a Human.
She is young for a Human.

She has a bruised head, an occasional twitching in the neck, an occasional twitching in the right hand, a constant twitching in the left hand, a constant twitching in the chest area, an occasional twitching in the abdomen, a constant twitching in the back, a severely swollen, bruised and crossed right eye, a severely swollen, bruised and crossed left eye, a clouded left eye.

She is wearing a pair of platinum snowflake earrings set with glacier emeralds, a snow white cloak adorned with pearl snowflakes, a softly billowing white dress sewn from alternating bands of snowy crushed linen and clinging velvet, a long platinum hairpin set with a large sparkling emerald, an ice-white leather pack edged with silken tassels, a gold and silver filigree locket, a brushed silver engagement ring set with a purple jade sphere, a jadeite gwethdesuan and a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan.



Aes-Danai Eoworfinia Galarang of Ratha, a Halfling Bard.
She has mismatched eyes, one crystal blue and one crystal green and dimples. Her blue-black hair is shoulder length and wavy, and is worn in a tousled mass of locks that tumbles over her shoulders. She has tanned skin.
She is a whippersnapper for a Halfling.
She has a tattoo of a fairy ring with dancing Halflings and Gnomes carrying huge tankards on her ankle.

She has some minor swelling and bruising around the left eye, some minor twitching.

She is holding a goblet of Droughtman's Reserve in her right hand.
She is wearing some silvered mail gauntlets, a silvered chain balaclava, a chain hauberk, a flowing traveler's cloak edged with curling gypsy knotwork, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a greatsword sheath, a black gem pouch, a tightly laced black silk bustier with dove-grey piping along the seams, an ivory spidersilk shirt with long billowing sleeves, some black leather leggings adorned with a string of dark crystal beads, an elegant spidersilk traveler's backpack, a narrow cambrinth ring encircled with translucent midnight blue waves, a platinum ring and a wide cambrinth armband engraved with rolling azure waves.



True Bard Esmaril D'Or, an Elven Bard.
He has pale green eyes. His blonde hair is short and lightly curled, and is worn loose. He has lily white skin. He is tall for an Elf.
He is distinguished for an Elf.
He has some light stubble on his face.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a midnight blue wool jacket with elegantly embroidered cuffs, a kyanite gwethdesuan, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a gold ring engraved with the crest of the Bard Guild, a loose cream colored shirt fastened by mother-of-pearl buttons, some fitted midnight blue trousers, some polished half-boots and a silver-edged scabbard of midnight blue leather.



Poet Heston Falconsong, an Elothean.
She has tilted almond-shaped crystal blue eyes and a broken nose. Her bright orange-streaked auburn hair is short and straight, and is worn loosely piled atop her head. She has copper skin.
She is in her prime for an Elothean.
She has a tattoo of a soaring bridge of sun-glittered ice spanning the chasm between two fangs of somber rock on her back.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing some soft black leather half-boots, some black silk stockings, a softly billowing white dress sewn from alternating bands of snowy crushed linen and clinging velvet, a silver promise ring exquisitely wrought in the shape of a human female figure, a spiral silver neithrel band set with hematite stones, a snow white backpack and a dark wool winter mantle lined with snow-white fox fur.



Satirist Isembard Isimbard, a Human Bard.
He has ale-brown eyes. His golden brown hair is shoulder length and straight, and is worn loose. He has tanned skin.
He is young for a Human.
He has a thick bushy mustache on his upper lip and a thick shaggy beard.
He has a tattoo of a silver-furred leucro wearing a collar of thorny briars on his chest.

He has faint scuffing to the right arm, faint scuffing to the left arm, tiny scratches to the right leg, some faint scars along the left leg, cuts and bruises about the chest area.

He is wearing a deep purple suede hat adorned with a gold band and a feather, a rich golden bandana, a dew-kissed rose, a stalk of lavender windfeather, an albredine crystal ring, a twisted ironwood engagement ring set with emerald ivy leaves, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a gold-inlaid silver neithrel band bearing a tri-stranded braided chain, a gold lapel pin shaped like a seven-pointed star, a lavender blue ear-stud, a twisted cambrinth ring bearing the crest of the Bards' guild, a carved phoenix-painted pick, an enormously exaggerated suit coat sewn from a shining gold brocade, a pale gold cotton shirt with buttons of carved lapis, some tri-colored suspenders of puce and chartreuse woven with white, a golden faille pouch, a dark suede weapons belt wrapped with shreds of leucro hide, some sleek leather pants with golden tracery, some soft green woolen socks trimmed in gold embroidery, some polished black leather boots with gold-trimmed leather tassels, a thigh quiver, a dark suede thigh quiver wrapped with shreds of leucro hide, a purple and gold harlequin checked instrument case, an embossed greatsword sheath, a patched leather pack tooled with an overflowing tankard on the flap, a yew longbow, a shiny pig anklet and some golden augmented mail edged with silvery links.



Karmelita Sooleta of Zoluren, a Human Empath.
She has pouting lips, gold-flecked jade eyes and dimples. Her light brown-streaked golden brown hair is very long and wavy, and is worn loose, tucked behind her ears. She has tanned skin and a curvaceous figure.
She is young for a Human.
She has a tattoo of a white rose encircled by a blood-stained thorny vine on her ankle.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a chain hauberk, some light blue silk hair ribbons, some pale cream spidersilk stockings, a pair of sky blue silk dancing slippers, a cornflower blue silk empire-waisted gown gathered with cream ribbons, a black leather-bound shield, a bright red foraging apron with the words "Hug the Empath!" sewn across the front in white block lettering, a silver wedding ring, a tiny silver wild rose cradled on a bed of delicate saw-edged leaves, a diamond and platinum locket, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a blued silver engagement band set with diamond stars, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a gold ring finely crafted to resemble a scorpion set with a heart-shaped cherry opal, a pure white journey pack, a black velvet gem pouch with a jade dragon clasp, a fragile crystal tiara decorated with brilliant amethysts, some sparkling diamond heart-shaped earrings, a slender gold bracelet made from delicate interlocking hearts, a long platinum hairpin set with a large sparkling emerald, a platinum ring bearing the crest of the Empaths' Guild, an Empath "On-duty" button, a sprig of mistletoe, a necklace with a silver eternity knot dangling from the chain, an elegant jade and ivory armband, an ornamental silver armband inlaid with banded jade wolverines, a white silken cape lined with thick snowbeast fur and a black leather bullwhip.



Dancer Katrinai Dainaan of the Tavern Troupe Performing Order, an Elf.
She has pointed ears and silver-flecked blue-green eyes. Her strawberry-streaked red-gold hair is very long and wavy, and is worn arranged in an intricate Elven braid. She has fair skin.
She is young for an Elf.

She has faint scuffing to the left arm.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a sky-blue imnera runestone in her right hand.
She is wearing a tower shield, a full chain helm, a twisted white gold armband shaped like wild flames cradling a cambrinth phoenix, a deep blue woolen jacket fastened with carved rowan buttons bearing an embroidered Bards' Guild badge on one sleeve, a black leather sheath, an amethyst signet ring, a carved wooden wren hanging from a soft leather cord, a hip pouch branded with the image of a single musical note, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, some black thigh boots, a polished gold wedding band, an herb pouch, a carved black pick, a full-sleeved linen shirt, some ebony leather pants laced up the sides with brown cording, a sparkling blue hauberk, some mail gloves, a soft black kidskin knapsack and a broad cambrinth armband carved with the likeness of a sanrisi tree.



Defier Khory Deshah-Tristramm of Ratha, a Human Bard.
She has an oval face with laugh lines, gold-flecked hazel eyes and a classical nose. Her red-gold hair is very long and thick, and is worn in a tousled mass of locks that tumbles over her shoulders. She has fair skin and a curvaceous figure.
She is middle-aged for a Human.
She has a tattoo of a pair of wings with iridescent feathers on her back.

She has faint scuffing to the left arm, minor swelling and bruising in the chest area compounded by cuts and bruises about the chest area.

She is wearing some owl-winged thigh boots of black leather, a small ivory Bardic Spirit Knot charm, a card collector's case, a wide silver bracelet engraved with a broken cutlass, an herb pouch, a negnetha dragon charm, some black suede pants trimmed with carved bone buttons, an anklet made of linked silver stars with dangling cambrinth moons, a black spidersilk weapons harness with the crest of the Bard Guild twined around a burnished gold star clasp, a spherical cambrinth earring with a dangling silver disk, a black spidersilk backpack, a tightly laced black silk bustier with dove-grey piping along the seams, a wide leather utility belt tooled with the Estate Holder's crest, a hooded shadow black cloak clasped at the neck with a small diamond dagger, some tiny gold toe bells engraved with moons and stars, a ruby-dusted platinum eyebrow ring embellished with tiny diamond and sapphire musical notes, an embroidered gold silk hip belt clasped with a large star ruby rose, a wren feather pick, a phoenix-shaped platinum wedding band inset with a black pearl and a star ruby, a witch ball, a kyanite gwethdesuan, a green gem pouch, a wide cambrinth wristcuff bearing the crest of the Bard guild, a striped gem pouch, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a lumpy bundle, a colorful wreath of vibrant red poppies and baby's breath, an augmented hauberk and a cambrinth ring carved elegantly into the shape of a crescent moon cradling a sun.



Neophyte Kishari, an Elven Cleric.
She has pointed ears and black eyes. Her auburn hair is long and wavy, and is worn tied back in an intricate five-stranded braid. She has blue-veined skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a cambrinth wristcuff inlaid with the black onyx silhouette of a ruby-eyed wolf, a gold filigree charm bracelet, a linen clerical robe embroidered with a wreath of colorful spring flowers surrounding a white unicorn, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a white gold wedding band carved in the shape of a ring of flames, some glass unicorn earrings, a dark gold badge studded with diamonds to form the emblem of the Prince's Raiders, a deep blue sash trimmed with burgundy tassels, a dark silk armband embroidered with a burgundy raven, a sturdy black backpack, a dark spidersilk gem pouch embroidered with the barely-visible image of a crouching panther, a heavy grey baladrana with silver embroidery trim, some supple black slippers with thin leather straps, some form-fitting ebony leather pants with dark silk bindings, some silvered chain and some dark leather mittens lined in pale golden fur.



Reveler Krumbard Bellewether of the Order of the Dragon Shield, an Elf.
He has pointed ears and silver-flecked crystal blue eyes. His dark brown hair is shoulder length and straight, and is worn loose, tucked behind his ears. He has fair skin.
He is a bit over average height for an Elf.
He is young for an Elf.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a gleaming animite key, some fine black cotton trousers with silver and black embroidery along the seams, a shadowy black hooded cloak, a black leather hand-tooled highwayman's belt, a fine mesh backpack, some highly-polished top boots accented with the hand-tooled image of a serpent coiled around a sword, a deep ebony lockpick case set with smooth onyx plates labeled "brrrrb", a thigh quiver, a black spidersilk weapons harness clasped with a burnished gold star, a golden badge molded into a miniature shield with an inlaid ebony dragon, a Lieutenant's badge, a brushed silver locket, a Lieutenant's badge, a forester's crossbow, a pitch-black crossbow, some tight-fitting leathers, some shadowy falconer's gauntlets, a Dwarven mining cowl and a deep red albredine ring.



Lancel Cassel of M'Riss, a Human.
He has silver-flecked steely grey eyes and a cleft chin. His silver-streaked blue-black hair is short and thick, and is worn loose. He has tanned skin and a brawny build.
He is a bit over average height for a Human.
He is young for a Human.
He has a tattoo of a gash that starts at his shoulders and ends below his waist created by slashing silver claws. Viciously sharp fangs and cold eyes of silver reveal the presence of a huge midnight black lion poised to leap through the wound on his back.

He has faint scuffing to the head, faint scuffing to the right leg, faint scuffing to the left leg, faint scuffing to the chest, faint scuffing to the abdomen, faint scuffing to the back.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing some midnight black gauntlets, a midnight black steel lion's head helm accented with silver eyes and fangs, a black firecat skin backpack with knotted gut drawstrings, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a silver jadeite gwethdesuan, a silver stud, a silver ring bearing the crest of the Barbarian Guild, a silver wedding ring, a pouncing lion armband of heavy cast silver, a pard-claw necklace, a silver eyebrow ring, an oval cypress medallion suspended from a thin leather cord, a witch ball, some supple leather pants with dark silk bindings, a black cotton shirt with fabric ties, a black firecat skin thigh bag with knotted gut drawstrings, a black firecat skin arm pouch with knotted gut drawstrings, a steel grey gem pouch embroidered with crossed weapons, some soft black steel-toed boots, a silvery suede haversack, a dark linen swordsman's cloak clasped at the right shoulder with a silver pin, a midnight black sheath, a midnight black quiver, a black leather hand-tooled highwayman's belt, some silver spurs ornamented with a pattern of grapa vines entwining through skulls and a midnight black hauberk.



Lorylai of Elanthia, a Kaldaran Paladin.
She has jade eyes. Her golden hair is shoulder length and fine, and is worn tied back. She has tanned skin.
She is fairly young for a Kaldar.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing some crimson suede boots with a wide cuff of black satin at the knee, some black suede pants trimmed with carved bone buttons, an embossed quiver, a sturdy backpack, a target shield, a miniature wooden barrel, some scale greaves, a quilted charcoal velvet doublet, a fur-trimmed sky-blue velvet cloak, a carved wooden amulet, a lumpy bundle, a carved obsidian earcuff, a dark gem pouch and a metal breastplate.



Markhor Sculpin of The Locksmith Union, a S'Kra Mur.
He has slitted crystal green eyes, camouflage scales and a slender tail.
He is middle-aged for a S'Kra Mur.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a platinum and cambrinth ring adorned with the insignia of the Black Pearl Legion, a smoke-grey spidersilk cloak with a mosaic of green and black falling lockpicks, a gleaming animite key, a brightwork greatsword scabbard with a fire-gilded king snake wrapped down its length, a supple black leucro hide pack clasped with a gleaming silver fang, a junk sack, an archer's blood-wolf-pelt bracer, a pair of smoke-grey leather stalking pants stitched with shadowy black panthers, a glossy double chocolate cookie charm, a silver key with a spider-web design on the grip, a bold animite penannular inlaid with a black onyx panther with diamond eyes, a long leather pouch cinched with a silver ram's head on a rawhide thong, a thigh pouch, a smoke grey rat-pelt hip pouch embroidered with a glaysker flower crossed by lockpicks, a tiny wrist pouch crafted from a rat skull, a mist grey tail pouch, a spiraling silver armband inscribed "Kaith Kirm Champion, Zoluren, 374 AV", a spiraling silver armband inscribed "Kaith Kirm Champion, Zoluren, 374 AV", a witch ball, an animite wedding band inlaid with an onyx panther snuggling a black opal wolf, a gold tail band shaped like a cobra with shimmering topaz eyes, a braided red gold ring, a cat pin, a wire and pearl pin, a burnished gold cloak pin enamelled with a vivid gem-hued mosaic pattern, a deep blue silk coat, a shiny circular bronze and glass Kaith Kirm medal suspended from a thin piece of leather braid, a pair of soft smoke-grey rat-pelt stalking boots with engraved platinum buckles, a black tankard-shaped badge etched with the insignia of the Tavern Troupe, a moonstone anklet, a silver kyanite gwethdesuan, a darkened silver badge emblazoned with the words "Professional Locksmith", a darkened metal lockpick case labeled "Locksmith 52", a copper jadeite gwethdesuan, a dark spidersilk gem pouch embroidered with the barely-visible image of a crouching panther and some superb serpent-skin leathers.



Poet Mckatelee Starryskye of the Ilithi Infantry, an Elven Bard.
She has pointed ears and sparkling violet eyes. Her honey hair is long and straight, and is worn loose, tucked behind her ears. She has pale skin.
She is young for an Elf.

She has faint scuffing to the left arm.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a silvered cambrinth armband bearing the insignia of the Ilithic Fury, a black canvas field kit trimmed with purple braid, a wren feather pick, a blue brocade backpack embroidered along the straps with a wren-in-flight pattern, a birch-paneled silver mitbiq case, a deep-blue leather drum pouch painted with tiny singing wrens, a swirling lavender spidersilk skirt shot with silvery threads, some dark indigo boots, some lavender silk stockings, some perfect azure-scaled leathers, a Lieutenant's badge, a small ring of solid amethyst, an anklet made of linked silver stars with dangling cambrinth moons, a thigh quiver, a front-laced silk corset adorned with tiny amethyst phofe flowers, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a gold-inlaid silver neithrel band bearing a tri-stranded braided chain, an albredine crystal ring, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a witch ball and a soft gem pouch.



Mykk Dalys, a Halfling.
He has blue eyes. His black hair is short and wavy, and is worn in a simple, loose style. He has tanned skin.
He is a hairyfoot for a Halfling.
He is clean shaven.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a golden-hued tart pouch stitched with the image of two Halflings sharing a single tart, a red-oaken keg carved into the shape of a sleeping dragon, a polished silver flask inlaid with a colorful carousel, some Olvi hunting leathers with the tiny image of a ram finely tooled on one shoulder, an elegant spidersilk traveler's backpack, a jadeite gwethdesuan and a kyanite gwethdesuan.



Niteshiver Vodou, a Human Bard.
He has jade eyes. His black hair is shoulder length and curly, and is worn loose, tucked behind his ears. He has dark skin.
He is middle-aged for a Human.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing an engraved silver white shield, a flowing jade sash embroidered with silver sigils, a spiral silver neithrel band set with hematite stones, a heavy green jade frog with an open mouth astraddle a wide gold ring, a tailored black silk shirt with silver cufflinks, a detailed herb-shaped earcuff, a platinum signet ring, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a thick leather rucksack with bronze clasps, a supple leather belt buckled with a stylized dragon's head, a cut silver friendship ring, a tin guava trinket, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a jade stickpin, a white gold nose-stud, a tobacco pouch, a carved jade bracelet, a silver herb pouch, a silver flute case labeled "samatak", a worn leather arm sheath tooled with the image of a cobra wrapped around a sword, a monogrammed leather weapons harness, a light cinnamon quiver, a silver key with a spider-web design on the grip, some black riding boots with silver spurs, an anklet made of interlocked black opal scorpions, a glass guava trinket, an ebony panther bracelet, a black opal nose-stud, a carved aqua pick, a tiny silver starfruit cut in half to reveal the seeds within, a jade earring, some fine black cotton trousers with silver filigree along the seams and an Elothean silverwillow crossbow.



Caretaker Nou, a Prydaen Empath.
She has pointed ears and cat-slitted clear colored eyes. Her white mane is shoulder length and straight, and is worn loose. She has white fur with grey points and a slender tail.
She is young for a Prydaen.

She has some faint scars along the head, some tiny scars across the neck, an occasional twitching in the right arm, an occasional twitching in the left arm, an occasional twitching in the right leg, some faint scars along the left leg, an occasional twitching in the left hand, minor scarring along the chest area, an occasional twitching in the abdomen, some tiny scars across the back.

She is holding a flagon of honey mead in her right hand.
She is wearing a red gem pouch, a delicate cambrinth hairpin graced with a tiny enameled shrew, a smoke grey wolfskin helm, a rough leather-clasped carpetbag, some sapphire leather leggings, a deep black weapon harness studded with steel spikes, a fang-tipped flint torque, some smoke grey wolfskin leathers and a turtle shell shield.



Sir Poetus Delago of the Zoluren Navy, a Human Paladin.
He has brown eyes. His auburn hair is short and thick, and is worn parted on the side. He has copper skin.
He is young for a Human.
He is clean shaven.

He has faint scuffing to the chest, some minor swelling and bruising around the right eye compounded by a black and blue right eye.

He is holding a scimitar in his right hand.
He is wearing a braided bronze epaulet set with a cambrinth crest of the Paladin Guild, a dark silk armband embroidered with a scarlet anchor, some field plate armor, some polished leather riding boots with steel buckles, an elegant embroidered black gentleman's greatcloak, a dashing white linen shirt, a Lieutenant's badge, a sturdy red backpack simply embroidered with a Paladin crest pattern in gold-colored thread, a sturdy weapon harness, a brushed silver locket, a silver kathla of nine expertly enameled plates that depict events surrounding the life of Truffenyi, a heavy cut-silver wedding ring inlaid with marble chips, a wide leather Therengian war belt riveted with decorative pewter plates, a hip pouch, some deep blue woolen socks, a midnight blue velvet hip pouch bearing an embroidered city of towers beneath a purple lotus blossom, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a tasseled leather waterskin, a gold kyanite gwethdesuan, some billowing blue canvas trousers with scarlet piping on the seams, a dark blue sash trimmed with scarlet tassels, a green gem pouch, a golden lion pendant, a cambrinth ring, a bamboo-edged cambrinth ring, a card collector's case and an emblazoned tower shield.



Raemien of Elanthia, an Elothean Moon Mage.
He has tilted almond-shaped crystal green eyes. His golden brown hair is shoulder length and straight, and is worn tied back. He has fair skin.
He is fairly young for an Elothean.
He is clean shaven.

He has faint scuffing to the chest.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a lumpy bundle, a polished silver-white shield, some mail gloves, some fitted silver trousers, a polished granite pinkie ring, a tooled leather weapons harness, some bear-hide leathers, a dark gem pouch, a Dwarven mining cowl, a platinum-hued armor pack shot through with narrow strands of steelsilk and a dull lockpick case crafted to resemble a treasure chest.



Tathlenia Sermont, an Elf.
She has pointed ears and crystal blue eyes. Her red hair is very long and thick, and is worn loose. She has fair skin.
She is young for an Elf.

She has some faint scars along the right arm, some faint scars along the left arm, some faint scars along the right leg, faint scuffing to the chest.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a striking armband set with an onyx king snake and a dark cambrinth world dragon, a silvered cambrinth armband bearing the insignia of the Ilithic Fury, an anklet of interlocked lightning bolts surrounding tiny cambrinth clouds, a bamboo-edged cambrinth ring, a red gem pouch, a fletching pouch, a dark gem pouch, some chain greaves, some darned coral socks shabbily embroidered with a knotwork pattern in corn flower blue thread, a diamond band, a bear-hide backpack, a decorated leather sheath, an all-purpose leaf-patterned survival belt, some dusty rose fur-lined boots, a wire and onyx pin, a soft tan doeskin skirt, a silver jadeite gwethdesuan, a jade green thigh bag sloppily embroidered with a knotwork pattern in black thread, a witch ball, a linen leine, an enveloping cloak of soft black cashmere clasped with a sterling silver horseshoe, a dark leather bodice cinched with silver cord dangling at the ends with dark crystal beads, a padded leather breastplate, some serpentine chain vambraces, a Bardic Spirit Knot hair-clasp, a small doeskin case, an ivory-inlaid composite bow and an ordinary shield.



Commander Trantris Esselyon of the Zoluren Navy, a Human.
He has ale-brown eyes. His white hair is short and fine, and is worn feathered back from his face in a windblown look. He has tanned skin.
He is in his prime for a Human.
He is clean shaven.
He is in good shape.

He is holding an silver-handled rosewood cane in his left hand.
He is wearing a red wool scarf, a pure white linen cravat pinned with a tiny garnet, a marqueterie copperleaf locket, a Commander's badge, a buttoned velvet coat, a royal blue velvet-collared waistcoat, a full-sleeved white linen shirt with lace trim, a mahogany brown belted leather baldric accented with a fire-gilded lion's head buckle, a shoulder-slung ebony leather haversack, some soft black riding breeches embroidered with a silver labyrinth pattern and a pair of dark brown leather hessians.



Emptor Typhi Balantio of Elanthia, a Halfling.
He has dark eyes. He has thinning silver hair and dark skin.
He is a tartsnatcher for a Halfling.
He has a bushy, drooping mustache on his upper lip and a long tangled beard.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a goblet of Droughtman's Reserve in his right hand.
He is wearing a fuzzy gem pouch, a black canvas feedbag, a gloriously polished jade ring inlaid with bronze gremlins, a necklace with a gold eternity knot dangling from the chain, an agate ring with a bronze serpentine band, some mini leather legguards, some homemade patchwork leggings sloppily embroidered with a Trader crest pattern in brass-colored thread, a snarled golden gremlin mask, some quilted ring mail, a heavy white baladrana with gold embroidery trim, a lumpy bundle, a silver-edged scabbard, a red sash, some heavy oxhide teamster gloves, a sturdy backpack, a patterned snakeskin ledger case clasped with a gilded viper fang, some aged white snakeskin boots, a silver-edged doeskin belt, a suede belt purse tooled with the image of a smiling yak, a fringed leather vest, a braided horsehair bracelet, a waermodi gwethdesuan and a smoky topaz and platinum ring.



Vailyn, an Elven Bard.
She has elegant arched eyebrows, pointed ears, tilted silver eyes and a classical nose. Her blue-black hair is very long and wavy, and is worn loose. She has tanned skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a glass of taffelberry punch in her right hand.
She is wearing some dark red ruby rose earrings embraced by carved onyx vines, a red-gold cambrinth pendant crafted to resemble a miniature fireball, a sea-green sack embroidered with seashells and starfish, some sheer alabaster spidersilk stockings, a dark leather bodice cinched with silver cord dangling at the ends with dark crystal beads, a slim black suede skirt cinched at the waist with a large pewter buckle, a soft-blue velvet backpack embroidered in silvery stars, some scuffed buckskin hunting boots, a polished silver cloak pin inset with a swirled indigo star, a delicate silver bracelet dangling a sculpted water droplet, a shadowy black hooded cloak, a wide cambrinth armband engraved with rolling azure waves and some roan blue leathers.



Xanzie Nikatime of the Tavern Troupe Performing Order, an Elven Bard.
She has pointed ears and almond-shaped crystal green eyes. Her platinum hair is shoulder length and straight, and is worn braided. She has fair skin.
She is short for an Elf.
She is young for an Elf.

She has faint scuffing to the head, faint scuffing to the right arm.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a darkened teak light crossbow with a black leather-wrapped grip, a visored chain coif, a cambrinth wristcuff inlaid with the black onyx silhouette of a ruby-eyed wolf, a black spidersilk backpack, some scarlet embroidered greques, some royal blue leather cothurnes, a night black haversack with a blackened steel clasp, a slender silver knotwork band, an amber phoenix ring, a richly embroidered tapestry badge woven with the crest of the Bardic Guild, a crystal figurine of an armor-clad man suspended from a fine gold chain, a dark silk cloak embroidered with a jade green dragon set with ruby eyes, a carved ivory pick, a gold anniversary ring with a sparkling sapphire surrounded by diamond chips, a black suede garter with narrow silver buckles, some hammered gold toe bells, a spiral silver neithrel band set with small fire opals, a black tankard-shaped badge etched with the insignia of the Tavern Troupe, a copper jadeite gwethdesuan, a thigh quiver, an herb pouch, a black medium shield enameled with a silver clenched fist, some mail gloves and a chain hauberk.

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