Eoworfinia Concert, 4/24/2004, Daerlynn’s Concert Series, Arthe Hollow Inn

As transcribed by Mykk Dalys

It has been 375 years, 357 days since the Victory of Lanival the Redeemer.
It is the 9th month of Dolefaren the Brigantine (ship) in the year of the Iron Toad.
It is currently winter and it is night.
You have a feeling it's approaching the Anlas of Berengaria's Touch.

The starry skies above are marred by a few dark clouds.

[Arthe Hollow Inn, Common Room]
The room is filled with jovial conversation, laughter, much toasting and a layer of smoky haze. Guests of all races mingle at the long, low tables. A Halfling holding a very large mug of beer jumps in front of the stone fireplace, lets out a whoop and bursts into a spontaneous song. Daisy Burdock, the inn's waitress, maneuvers adeptly through the crowd carrying a tray of mugs and occasionally glancing out the window. A menu is posted at the archway next to a prominent sign. You also see a goblet, a polished wooden bar with some stuff on it, some wooden stairs, a wooden menuboard, and an open doorway.

Guest List

Eoworfinia Galarang of Ratha, a Halfling Bard

Commander Anlise LightShadow, an Elothean
Apachia, an Elven Commoner
Arcadion al'Drachenfels, a Human
Baksuai Esabre, a Prydaen Ranger
Caretaker Brauneria Oakesia of the Zoluren Cavalry, an Elothean
Caliztol of the Zoluren Infantry, a Kaldar
Marshal Candidus Custos of the Zoluren Cavalry, a Human Paladin
Cayene Li'i of the Zoluren Infantry, a Human
Magess Chaostie Calibanor of Elanthia, an Elven Warrior Mage
Daerlynn Soulmyste of Elanthia, a Human Bard
Wilder Dritzfury Quelthilas, an Elven Ranger
War Priestess Dulcinie vonPfeffers of Zoluren, a Human
Elenelear Alfirin-tauron of Ilithi, an Elven Bard
Minstrel Elivyre of the Zoluren Cavalry, an Elven Bard
Caregiver Estrah Radann of Elanthia, a Human Empath
Magess Fayeza -Purisani, a Prydaen Warrior Mage
Fazehund Misond of the Zoluren Infantry, a S'Kra Mur Bard
Novice Filloway Wollo-Waggo, a Halfling
Broker Galene Scathan, an Elven Trader
Iala Taisal, an Elf
Ibec Alshaerd of the Zoluren Navy, a Human Paladin
Izzabeth Brindleby of Zoluren, a Halfling
Jessibel Thorlandar, an Elf
Magess Katrynya Kransdun, a Halfling Warrior Mage
Ambassador Ketrianna Der'lebury of Therengia, a Human Cleric
Defier Khory Deshah-Tristramm of Ratha, a Human Bard
Matrina de'Arville of Therengia, an Elf
Hedgewizard Mazgi, an Elven Warrior Mage
Mellov Irchan, a Rakash Empath
Commander Melodiel, an Elven Bard
Mestophiles, a Prydaen
Montorian Voso of Elanthia, a Halfling
Lieutenant Mycal Eads of the Zoluren Infantry, a Human
Mykk Dalys, a Halfling
Niteshiver Vodou, a Human
Minstrel Nivenya of Elanthia, a Prydaen Bard
Commander Paschein WellBorne of the Zoluren Infantry, an Elothean
Roboson Cateater, a Human
Saerhyn Nyxaevion, an Elven Empath
Mesmerist Sahrynar of Zoluren, a Prydaen Moon Mage
Lieutenant Sephirin Altruden, a Human
Empath Shimmermist Silentdusk of the Zoluren Infantry, a Dwarf
Guildleader Silvyrfrost Emiliax, an Elven Bard
Minstrel Singfrihet, a Dwarven Bard
Novice Sionan, an Elven Barbarian
Stimey, a Prydaen Barbarian
Battle Empath Sympathia Rar'gorh of the Zoluren Infantry, a Human Empath
Chronicler Tasdrean, a Human Bard
Tashya Talyonoushka of the Tavern Troupe Performing Order, a Prydaen
Tienan Kueizen, a Prydaen
Trazier Ziers, a S'Kra Mur
Tale Singer Wyndsol Stormhammr of the Zoluren Infantry, an Elven Bard
Xavain Gramorham, a S'Kra Mur Warrior Mage

Set List

Introduction
The Saucy Sailor Boy
From Mother To Daughter
The Play

After the play:

Fazehund: The Song of War

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.

(Daerlynn bounces up front, her hip-chain jangling.)

Daerlynn recites:

"Hello, all!"

Daerlynn waves.
Daerlynn grins.
Eoworfinia stands near a window.
Eoworfinia hums an innocent tune.
Eoworfinia grins at Daerlynn, her dimples flashing into view.

Daerlynn recites:

"Tashya, hon, please make sure the window is blocked."

Daerlynn grins.
Eoworfinia says, "NOooooooooo"
Eoworfinia wobbles, looking a bit faint.
(Tashya marches along the perimeter of the window wall, saluting.)

Daerlynn recites:

"Welcome to the 66th Arthe Dale concert!"

Daerlynn recites:

"Tonight we have something unique... a puppet show!"

Eoworfinia paces back and forth.

Daerlynn recites:

"No, Niteshiver, you can't have Eoworfinia stick her hand up YOUR pants."

Daerlynn rolls her eyes.
Niteshiver glances at Daerlynn.
Niteshiver's eyes roll back in his head as his knees buckle causing him to collapse in a heap to the ground.
Eoworfinia gasps!
Eoworfinia exclaims, "Nite!"
Daerlynn exclaims, "Men!"
Niteshiver says, "Daerlynn thinks I can take it"
Eoworfinia nods to Daerlynn.
Daerlynn shakes her head.
Daerlynn grins at Niteshiver.
Niteshiver stands up.
Niteshiver hugs Daerlynn, who wraps her arms around Niteshiver with a warm smile.
Daerlynn hugs Niteshiver, who wraps his arms around Daerlynn with a warm smile.
Eoworfinia inhales a great swallow of air.

Daerlynn recites:

"Seriously, tonight will be wonderful!"

Daerlynn recites:

"But you didn't come here to listen to me ramble, so without further ado...."

Daerlynn yells, "Eoworfinia!"



Eoworfinia wobbles, looking a bit faint.
Eoworfinia gulps.
(Eoworfinia glances around nervously)
Eoworfinia says, "inhale"
Niteshiver inhales a great swallow of air.
Eoworfinia says, "wait, that was for me"
Montorian says, "exhale"
Eoworfinia giggles.
Katrynya inhales a great swallow of air.
Baksuai smiles at Eoworfinia.
Eoworfinia inhales a great swallow of air.
Katrynya slowly empties her lungs.
Eoworfinia says, "they say I'm supposed to breath up here"

Eoworfinia casually observes the area.
Montorian grins at Eoworfinia.
Elenelear nods to Eoworfinia.
Eoworfinia says, "wow, lots of people too"
Eoworfinia glances at a window.
Guildleader Silvyrfrost just arrived.
Eoworfinia exclaims, "well...lets get started!"

Eoworfinia says, "like Daerlynn said, I'm doing a puppet show tonight"

Eoworfinia says, "so, hope ya all can see"

Eoworfinia says, "I'm a little short"

Eoworfinia giggles.

Eoworfinia says, "First off, I d like to welcome you all here tonight."

Eoworfinia says, "Me show is not what ya normally see when ya come to Arthe. Nay, tonight instead of the singing, I'll be presenting a little story told ta me long ago called The Sea King's Daughter."

Eoworfinia says, "And to tell me story, I ve brought along a few friends."
Eoworfinia flashes a wide grin.

Eoworfinia says, "Let me take a few moments ta introduce ya to 'em."

Eoworfinia gets a gem-encrusted Trader marionette from inside her doll case.

Eoworfinia says, "First off, what is a story without a rich merchant? Me story is nay different."

Eoworfinia waves at a gem-encrusted Trader marionette, which waves back at her.

Eoworfinia points at a gem-encrusted Trader marionette, which bows with a theatrical flourish.

Eoworfinia's Trader marionette says, "Tis wonderful ta be 'ere Eoworfinia. So glad ye asked me ta help ya out."

Eoworfinia exclaims, "And thank you for helping Mr. Merchant! And might I say, those sapphire eyes of yours always make me heart skip a beat!"

Eoworfinia chortles softly at some secret joke.

Eoworfinia's Trader marionette says, "Well, you ll just have ta come see me after the show Eoworfinia. wink wink"

Eoworfinia gasps!

Eoworfinia guardedly asks, "now now, don t you have some last minute things ta do before the show?"

Eoworfinia's Trader marionette exclaims, "Aye, that I do, so I ll be seeing ya later!"

Eoworfinia waves at a gem-encrusted Trader marionette, which waves back at her.

Eoworfinia puts her marionette in her doll case.

Eoworfinia coughs.

Eoworfinia blushes a bright red color.

Eoworfinia teasingly says, "he's single too ladies."
Eoworfinia winks.

Eoworfinia says, "Now, another character of the story is one of the shadowy types. I think we ll just skip him, tis only a bit part."

Eoworfinia grins, revealing her dimples.

Something in Eoworfinia's doll case exclaims, "Hey! I wanna introduction too!"

Eoworfinia ponders.

Eoworfinia exclaims, "but tis only a bit part thiefy!"

Something in Eoworfinia's doll case says, "Aye, been meaning ta talk to ya about that too, Eoworfinia. That merchant ain't got nothing but a bit part too."

Eoworfinia haggardly says, "oh come on Thiefy, we went over that. You agreed that you would wait for a bigger part in the next show."

Eoworfinia gnaws on her lip.

Something in Eoworfinia's doll case exclaims, "Fine but you ll be hearing from me agent tomorrow, mark me words!"

Eoworfinia rolls her eyes.

Eoworfinia exclaims, "actors!"

Eoworfinia flails her arms about.

Eoworfinia asks, "now our main character is can you guess?"

(Eoworfinia glances around at the audience)

Eoworfinia exclaims, "come on now, you just know the main character has to be a...BARD!"

Eoworfinia flashes a wide grin.

Eoworfinia gets a drunk-looking Bard marionette from inside her doll case.

(Eoworfinia peers closely at the bard marionette)

Eoworfinia exclaims, "no, beautiful bard is on stage!"

Eoworfinia sticks out her tongue and lets loose with a loud, "Thbtbtbt" from her lips!

Eoworfinia snickers.

Eoworfinia asks, "our bard is named Sadko and eeerrrr...Sadko? Are you drunk?"

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette says, "Hiccup...."

Eoworfinia squints at a drunk-looking Bard marionette.

Eoworfinia asks, "Sadko! how are you going to do the show drunk?"

Eoworfinia frowns.

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette exclaims, "Hiccup Oh, I ll....hiccup...be fine, Eoworfinia. hiccup...don t ya worry about me!"

Eoworfinia groans.
Eoworfinia scowls.

Eoworfinia exclaims, "Sadko, I think you need a little coffee and quick!"

Eoworfinia says, "pardon me folks, let me take uuummmm, give me just a minute folks."

Eoworfinia hums to herself.

Eoworfinia exclaims, "Sadko, you go see the merchant right now!"

Eoworfinia puts her marionette in her doll case.

Eoworfinia gnaws on her lip.

(Eoworfinia tries to hide the worry that crosses her mind before moving on.)

Eoworfinia inhales a great swallow of air.

Eoworfinia says, "okay, so moving right along...."

Eoworfinia says, "now, another key character in the show tonight is The Sea King."

Eoworfinia gets a sea king marionette from inside her doll case.

(Eoworfinia bows dramatically to the Sea King marionette.)

Eoworfinia sweetly says, "welcome Your Majesty. So good of you to come out for this."

Eoworfinia's king marionette says, "Why thank you Eoworfinia. Looks like a good crowd too."

(Eoworfinia pauses to look around at everyone)

Eoworfinia says, "aye, I do hope so. You know Your Majesty, you really must give me the name of your hairdressor! Your crown sits so nicely on your seaweed mane."

Eoworfinia's king marionette says, "Ha! for that you would have to come live with me in the sea."

Eoworfinia innocently asks, "Your majesty, don t ya think the Queen would have something to say on that?"

Eoworfinia's king marionette says, "Aye, that be so. Okay, we can just can just forget I said that and I will go get ready for the show."

Eoworfinia hums to herself.

Eoworfinia kindly says, "as you wish Your Majesty."

Eoworfinia puts her marionette in her doll case.

Eoworfinia slowly says, "Well, our last two of the show are the ladies of the show and well....."

(Eoworfinia peers into the chest intently.)

Eoworfinia seems to be waiting for something.

Eoworfinia slowly says, "They seem to still be getting ready. I think tis best we not disturb them."

Eoworfinia nods.

Eoworfinia asks, "While they are all getting ready, how about we start out with a sailor song to get us in the mood?"

Eoworfinia says, "This be one I have often heard the sailors sing in the taverns on Ratha called The Saucy Sailor Boy."

Eoworfinia coughs.

Eoworfinia asks, "everybody ready for a song?"

Eoworfinia grins, revealing her dimples.

Eoworfinia coughs repeatedly and clears her throat -- maybe she needs a drink.

Eoworfinia dryly exclaims, "I need a drink first!"

Baksuai rises to his feet fluidly, like a large, graceful cat.
Baksuai slinks up to Eoworfinia with fluid grace, curling his tail lazily in the air.
Baksuai offers Eoworfinia some mountain mineral water.

Eoworfinia casually observes the area.
Eoworfinia seems to be waiting for something.
Eoworfinia coughs.

Katrynya gets a flagon of Glythtide's Favor from inside her leucro hide pack.
Katrynya offers Eoworfinia a flagon of Glythtide's Favor.

Eoworfinia accepts Baksuai's mineral water.
Eoworfinia accepts Katrynya's Glythtide's Favor.

Baksuai bows.
Katrynya grins at Eoworfinia.
Eoworfinia exclaims, "there!"
Katrynya nods.
Eoworfinia grins at Katrynya, her dimples flashing into view.
Katrynya says, "Knows what's good too."

Baksuai slinks up to Fayeza with fluid grace, curling his tail lazily in the air.
Baksuai takes a seat near Fayeza.
Eoworfinia grins at Baksuai, her dimples flashing into view.

Eoworfinia guzzles down some of her water and then smacks her lips and wipes them with her sleeve.
Eoworfinia guzzles down some of her water and then smacks her lips and wipes them with her sleeve.
Eoworfinia guzzles down some of her water and then smacks her lips and wipes them with her sleeve.
Eoworfinia guzzles down some of her Favor and then smacks her lips and wipes them with her sleeve.
Eoworfinia guzzles down some of her Favor and then smacks her lips and wipes them with her sleeve.
Eoworfinia gasps and chokes as her face takes on a bright reddish hue!
Eoworfinia lets out a deep sigh of contentment.
Eoworfinia wipes her mouth.
Eoworfinia exclaims, "aaahhhhh....much better!"



Eoworfinia recites:

"I will now sing The Saucy Sailor Boy."

Eoworfinia smiles, revealing dimples in her cheeks.

Eoworfinia confidently sings in a soprano voice:

    "He was a saucy sailor boy
      Who'd come from afar,
      To ask a maid to be the bride
      Of a poor Jack tar."

Eoworfinia smugly sings in a soprano voice:

    "The maiden, a poor fisher girl,
      Stood close by his side
      With scornful look she answered thus
      I'll not be your bride."

Eoworfinia curtly sings in a soprano voice:

    "You're mad to think I'd marry you
      Too ragged you are
      Begone, you saucy sailor boy,
      Begone you Jack tar."

Eoworfinia matter-of-factly sings in a soprano voice:

    "I've money in my pocket, love,
      And bright gold in store
      These clothes of mine are all in rags,
      But coin can buy more."

Eoworfinia patiently sings in a soprano voice:

    "Though black my hands my gold is clean
      So I'll sail afar,
      A fairer maid than you, I ween,
      Will wed this Jack tar."

Eoworfinia helplessly sings in a soprano voice:

    "Stay! Stay! you saucy sailor boy,
      Do not sail afar
      I love you and will marry you,
      You silly Jack tar."

Eoworfinia cheerfully sings in a soprano voice:

    "'Twas but to tease I answered so,
      I thought you could guess
      That when a maiden answers no
      She always means yes."

Eoworfinia harshly sings in a soprano voice:

    "Begone you pretty fisher girl,
      Too artful are you
      So spake the saucy sailor boy,
      Gone was her Jack tar."

Eoworfinia smiles and bows deeply from the waist.

Eoworfinia chuckles.
Eoworfinia says, "island girl ya know? had ta do a sailor song"



Eoworfinia says, "I think one more before we get going. Let me think...."

Eoworfinia asks, "Ahhhh yes, would you like one of my own perhaps?"

Eoworfinia asks, "Hah! you thought you got to answer that?"
Eoworfinia snickers.

Eoworfinia recites:

    "From Mother to Daughter
      by Eoworfinia Galarang"

Eoworfinia tenderly sings in a soprano voice:

    "Its passed down from mother to daughter
     Though, on occasion, it misses a few
     And one lucky girl learns from her father
     The chase for a man and what to do."

Eoworfinia tenderly sings in a soprano voice:

    "Her sisters out playing with the other girls
      I ll be the momma, you be the dad.
      Yet the one who was born with all the curls
      Found out what fun all the boys could have."

(Eoworfinia tosses a ball in her hands.)

Eoworfinia playfully sings in a soprano voice:

    "Her sister climbed trees, scraping her knees
      While one built the neighborhood tree house instead.
      Her sister took ballet and danced with ease
      While one practiced the oboe, a natural they said."

(Eoworfinia runs through a complicated series of cords on her oboe.)

Eoworfinia quietly sings in a soprano voice:

    "Reading and writing became her love
      Boys and dates, her sisters knack
      And somehow her sister wore a different glove
      Learning how to win the famous catch."

(Eoworfinia buries her nose deep in a book, pushing her glasses up the bridge of her nose.)

Eoworfinia tiredly sings in a soprano voice:

    "The years moved on and now sister is a mom
      And Im still focused on reading my books.
      My mother still coaching on dating Tom
      But down inside, I know Im not to be his crook."

(Eoworfinia gazes at her ringless finger.)

Eoworfinia coyly sings in a soprano voice:

    "Gotta play hard to get, thats the rule mom says.
      Yet performing I wanted more than a man.
      So, I still play with the boys, intellectually amazed
      And just pretend to be his number one fan."

(Eoworfinia holds up her index finger and cheers)

Eoworfinia winks and flashes a sly grin.
Eoworfinia smiles and bow deeply from the waist.



(Eoworfinia peeks into the chest.)

Eoworfinia excitedly exclaims, "Well, I do believe our actors are ready!"

Eoworfinia exclaims, "So, without further babblings, On with the Show!"

(Eoworfinia busies herself with a few last minute preparations as the lights grow dimmer.)

Eoworfinia gets a drunk-looking Bard marionette from inside her doll case.

(Eoworfinia opens up her sea chest. You watch as the trunk transforms itself into a miniture puppet stage. Eoworfinia places a background of a city near the sea into the back of the chest and draws open the curtains to reveal a bard marionette standing in front of the scene.)

Eoworfinia recites:

"Long ago, in the coastal port city called Ratha, there lived a young musician named Sadko."

(Eoworfinia pulls the strings of her bard marionette, dancing it lightly over the stage.)

Eoworfinia recites:

"Every day, a rich merchant or noble would send a messenger to door of Sadko, calling him to play at a feast. Sadko would grab his mandolin and rush to the banquet hall. There he would pluck the strings of his instrument till all the guests were dancing."

Eoworfinia gets a gem-encrusted Trader marionette from inside her doll case.

Eoworfinia's Trader marionette exclaims, "Eat your fill!"

(Eoworfinia moves her trader marionette's hands, gesturing at a table laden with food.)

Eoworfinia recites:

". . . the host would tell him later, pointing him to the table, and passing him a few small coins besides."

Eoworfinia puts her marionette in her doll case.

Eoworfinia recites:

"And on such as he was given did Sadko live."

Eoworfinia gets a shifty Thief marionette from inside her doll case.

Eoworfinia recites:

"Often his friends would ask him,"

Eoworfinia's Thief marionette asks, "How can you survive on so little?"

(Eoworfinia's thief marionette scowls with a question at the bard.)

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette says, "It is not so bad."

Eoworfinia recites:

". . . Sadko would reply."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette asks, "And anyway, how many men can go to a different feast each day, play the music they love, and watch it set a whole room dancing?"

Eoworfinia puts her marionette in her doll case.

Eoworfinia recites:

"Sadko was proud of his city, the richest and most free in all Elanthia. He would walk through busy Market Square, lined with merchants in their stalls and teeming with traders from many lands. He never crossed the square without hearing tongues of many races, from Olvi to Prydaenese."

Eoworfinia recites:

"Down at the piers, he would see the sailing ships with their cargos of lumber, grain, hides, pottery, spices, and precious metals. And staring up from the Reshal Sea, Sadko would catch the glint from the gilded roofs of a dozen pillared temples."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette asks, "Is there another such city as Ratha in all the world? Is there any better place to be?"

Eoworfinia quietly sings in a soprano voice:

    "When the moon rises over Ratha,
      even the fish tremble with love.
      In the bosom of the sea,
      the waves churn with joy
      and change their color."

Eoworfinia quietly sings in a soprano voice:

    "In Ratha, a balcony smiles.
      My passion flies there.
      Beneath it, the water murmurs,
      And flowers aplenty perfumes the air."

(Eoworfinia's song gently drifts quietly away, lingering for only a moment.)

Eoworfinia recites:

"Yet sometimes Sadko was lonely."

Eoworfinia recites:

"The maidens who danced gaily to his music at the feasts would often smile at him, and more than one had set his heart on fire. But they were rich and he was poor, and not one of them would think of being his."

Eoworfinia recites:

"One lonely evening, Sadko walked sadly beyond the city walls and down along the shores of the Reshal Sea. He came to his favorite spot on the shore and set his mandolin on his lap."

Eoworfinia recites:

"Gentle waves brushed the shore, and moonlight shimmered on the water."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette says, "My lovely Reshal Sea. Rich man, poor man, it is all the same to you. If only you were a woman! I would marry you and live with you here in the city I love."

Eoworfinia recites:

"Sadko plucked a sad tune, then a peaceful one, then a merry one. The tinkling notes of his mandolin floated over the Reshal."

Eoworfinia recites:

"All at once the sea grew rough, and strong waves began to slap against the shore."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette exclaims, "Eluned help me!"

(Eoworfinia pulls her bard marionette back in a leap of surprise.)

Eoworfinia recites:

". . . cried Sadko as a large shape rose from the water."

Eoworfinia gets a sea king marionette from inside her doll case.

Eoworfinia recites:

"Before him stood a huge man, with a pearl-encrusted crown atop a flowing mane of seaweed."

Eoworfinia's king marionette says, "Bard, behold the King of the Sea. To this sea I have come to visit one of my daughters, the Princess Reshala. Your sweet music reached us on the ocean bottom, where it pleased us greatly.You throw your voice to your king marionette."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette says, "Tha...ank you, Your Majesty."

Eoworfinia's king marionette says, "Soon I will return to my own palace. I wish you to play there at a feast."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette asks, "Gladly. But where is it? And how do I get there?"

Eoworfinia's king marionette says, "Why , under the sea, of course! I am sure you will find your way. But meanwhile, you need not wait for your reward."

Eoworfinia recites:

"Something large jumped from the sea and flopped at Sadko s feet. A fish with golden scales! As Sadko watched in amazement, it stiffened and turned to solid gold."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette exclaims, "Your Majesty, you are too generous!"

Eoworfinia's king marionette exclaims, "Say no more about it! Music is worth far more than gold. If the world were fair, you would have your fill of riches!"

Eoworfinia recites:

"And with a splash, he sank in the sea and was gone."

Eoworfinia puts her marionette in her doll case.

(Eoworfinia quickly changes the background to one of a ship. The vast mast and rails blanket the forground to the deep blue waters of the oceans waves.)

Eoworfinia recites:

"The next morning, Sadko arrived at the market square just as the stalls were opening. He quickly sold the golden fish to an astonished merchant. Then, hurrying to the piers, he booked his passage on a ship leaving Ratha that very day."

Eoworfinia recites:

"Upon the Reshal the ship sailed. As it sped above the deep water, Sadko peered over the rail."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette asks, "Where in all the wide sea, how can I ever find the palace?"

Eoworfinia recites:

"Just then, the ship shuddered to a halt. The wind filled the sails, yet the ship stood still, as if a giant hand had grasped it. The captain cried out to his crew, "It must be the King of the Sea! Perhaps he seeks tribute ... or someone among us!""

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette says, "Do not be troubled. I know the one he seeks."

Eoworfinia recites:

"And, clutching his mandolin, he jumped from the ship."

Eoworfinia recites:

"Down sank Sadko, down all the way to the sea floor. The red sun shone dimly through the water above, while before him stood a white stone palace."

(Eoworfinia turns a knob behind the chest to reveal a new background of the ocean floor. Seaweed and other plants appear to ripple and wave in their watery home. Coral of peach and red scatter the floor before arching into an entrance gate which the bard marionette moves towards.)

Eoworfinia recites:

"Sadko passed through a coral gate. As he reached the huge palace doors, they swung open to reveal a giant hall."

Eoworfinia recites:

"The elegant room was filled with guests and royal attendants, herring and sprats, cod and flounder, gobies and sticklebacks, sand eels and sea scorpions, crabs and lobsters, starfish and squid, sea turtles and giant sturgeon."

Eoworfinia recites:

"Standing among the guests were dozens of maidens, sea nymphs, the Sea King s daughters. On a shell throne at the end of the hall sat the Sea King and his Queen."

Eoworfinia gets a sea king marionette from inside her doll case.

Eoworfinia's king marionette exclaims, "You are just in time! Musician, come sit by me, and let the dance begin!"

Eoworfinia recites:

"Sadko sat his mandolin on his lap and plucked a merry tune. Soon all the fish swam in graceful figures. The seafloor crawlers cavorted. The sea maidens leaped and spun."

Eoworfinia's king marionette exclaims, "I like that tune!"

(Eoworfinia moves The King marionette to jump to the center of the hall and dance. The marionettes arms wave as his robe swirls and the feet appear to be stamping to the beat of a song.)

Eoworfinia's king marionette exclaims, "Faster! Play faster!"

Eoworfinia recites:

"Sadko played faster and the King s dance grew wilder. All the others stopped and watched in awe. Ever more madly did he move, whirling faster, leaping higher, stamping harder."

Eoworfinia recites:

"The Sea Queen whispered urgently, "Musician, end your tune! It seems to you the King merely dances in his hall. But above us, the sea is tossing ships like toys, and giant waves are breaking on the shore!""

Eoworfinia recites:

"Alarmed, Sadko pulled a string till it snapped."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette says, "Your Majesty, my mandolin is broken."

Eoworfinia recites:

""A shame." said the Sea King, winding to a stop."

Eoworfinia's king marionette says, "I could have danced for days. But a fine fellow you are, Sadko. I think I will marry you to one of my daughters and keep you here forever."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette says, "Your Majesty, beneath the sea, your word is law. But this is not my home. I love my city of Ratha."

Eoworfinia's king marionette exclaims, "Say no more about it! Now, behold your bride, the Princess Reshala!"

Eoworfinia puts her marionette in her doll case.

Eoworfinia gets a sea princess marionette from inside her doll case.

Eoworfinia recites:

"The princess stepped forward. Her green eyes were sparkling, and a soft smile graced her lips."

Eoworfinia's sea princess marionette says, "Dearest Sadko, at last we can be together. For years I have thrilled to the music you have played on the shore."

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette exclaims, "Reshala! You are as lovely as your sea!"

(Eoworfinia turns her bard marionette to the princess and begins to sing.)

Eoworfinia hauntingly sings in a soprano voice:

    "There be none with a magic like thee
      And like music on the waters
      Is thy sweet voice to me.
      When, as if its sound were causing
      The charmed ocean's pausing,
      The waves lie still and gleaming
      And the hill'd winds seem dreaming."

Eoworfinia hauntingly sings in a soprano voice:

    "And the midnight moon is weaving
      Her bright chain o'er the deep
      Whose breast is gently heaving,
      As an infant s asleep
      So the spirit bows before thee
      With a full but soft emotion,
      Like the swell of summer's ocean."

(Eoworfinia moves her bard marionette to gently kiss the hand of the sea princess marionette.)

Eoworfinia recites:

"But the Sea Queen leaned over and said softly, "You are a good man, Sadko, so I will tell you the truth. If you but once kiss or embrace her, you can never return to your city again.""

Eoworfinia recites:

"That night, Sadko lay beside his bride on a bed of seaweed. He longed to hold her, but time after time, the words of the Queen came back to him, . . . never return to your city again . . ."

Eoworfinia recites:

"And his arms stayed frozen at his sides."

Eoworfinia's sea princess marionette asks, "Dearest, why do you not embrace me?"

Eoworfinia's Bard marionette says, "It...it is the custom of my city. We never kiss or embrace on the first night."

Eoworfinia's sea princess marionette says, "Then I fear you never will."

Eoworfinia recites:

". . . and she turned away."

Eoworfinia puts her marionette in her doll case.

Eoworfinia recites:

"When Sadko awoke the next morning, he felt sunlight on his face. He opened his eyes and saw beside him not the Princess Reshala but the Reshal Sea. And behind him rose the walls of Ratha!"

(Eoworfinia turns the knob behind the chest to reveal once again the city rising up from the sea.)

Eoworfinia recites:

". . . said Sadko, and he wept: perhaps for joy at his return, perhaps for sadness at his loss, perhaps for both."

Eoworfinia recites:

"The years were good to Sadko. With the money that remained to him, he bought a ship and goods enough to fill it. And so Sadko became a merchant, and in time, the richest man in Ratha. What was more, he married a fine young woman and raised a family."

Eoworfinia recites:

"Yet sometimes still on a quiet evening he would walk out of the city alone, sit on the shore, and send his tinkling music over the water. And sometimes too a lovely head would rise from the sea to listen "

Eoworfinia recites:

"Or perhaps it was only moonlight on the Reshal Sea."

Eoworfinia dreamily sings in a soprano voice:

    "I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
      And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
      And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
      And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking."

Eoworfinia dreamily sings in a soprano voice:

    "I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
      Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied
      And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
      And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying."

Eoworfinia dreamily sings in a soprano voice:

    "I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
      To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife
      And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
      And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over."

(Eoworfinia slowly closes the curtains on the make shift puppet stage as lingering sounds of a mandolin are heard.)

(Eoworfinia turns and grins to the audience holding the bard marionette.)

Eoworfinia points at a drunk-looking Bard marionette, which bows with a theatrical flourish.

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

Eoworfinia exclaims, "I hope you have enjoyed me little show. Thank ya all, ya've been wonderful!"



Fazehund says, "I got a new song."

(Fazehund jumps up on the bar!)

Fazehund dances a lively jig!

Fazehund says, "This is called, the Song of War."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "I sing today about a happy sort
      The kind that cheer at battle
      The ones who hear the Battle horn and cheer!"

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "These are the War drummers
      the battle singers
      The horn blowers!"

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "They do not fear the clash of steel
      the whistle of the arrows
      nor the crash of the stones."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "They hunger for blood
      The smell of it
      The taste of it on their tongues."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "The song of war fills them with strength
      With the swiftness of a flying arrow
      Their body a weapon
      forged from the fire of battle."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "These are the War drummers
      the battle singers
      The horn blowers!"

Fazehund dances a lively jig!
Fazehund guzzles down some of his wine and then smacks his lips and wipes them with his sleeve.

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "They laugh and sing as the war drums ring
      Flying high there banners for all to see
      Striking terror into their enemy."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "The enemy still stands, the terrible song of war upon them
       Stunned by the foe before them."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "The war singers cry a terrible cry
      Crashing the eardrums of their enemy
      Yet they do not flee."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "These are the War drummers
      the battle singers
      The horn blowers!"

Fazehund dances a lively jig!

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "The song of war raises its sword quickly striking
      Never missing
      Never tired
      Always swift and terrible
      striking down the wicked."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "The song of war echoes in their ears
      Swords and shield crashing
      All they here is the song."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "Not the cry of the enemy
      Nor his tauntings do they hear
      as the battles end is near."

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "Even merrier is the song of victory
      But lo the dead lay still
      Their comrades raise their heads and sing proud
      honoring there fellow friends."

Fazehund bows his head and closes his eyes as if weighed down by some great sadness, his tail curling slowly downward.

Fazehund sings in a tenor voice:

    "They sing
      These are the War drummers
      The battle singers
      The horn blowers
      These are the victorious dead."

(Fazehund stamps his boot heel down, bowing before you.)


 

Guest Descriptions


Commander Anlise LightShadow, an Elothean.
She has sparkling crystal blue eyes. Her dark brown hair is long and curly, and is worn in a tousled mass of locks that tumbles over her shoulders. She has fair skin.
She is tiny for an Elothean.
She is in her prime for an Elothean.
She has a tattoo of an iridescent winged butterfly on her ankle.

She has minor scars about the head, an occasional twitching in the left arm, cuts and bruises about the right hand, faint scuffing to the right eye, some minor twitching.

She is wearing a blue-white albredine ring, a Commander's badge, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a crimson velvet bodice delicately embroidered with black rosebuds and tightly laced with ebony cords over a dainty lace chemise, some black dove-winged ankle boots with turned down cuffs brightly detailed with healing herbs, a slim black suede skirt cinched at the waist with a large pewter buckle, a fine mesh backpack, a silver ring bearing the crest of the Empaths' Guild, an albredine crystal ring, a pair of jade earrings carved into the shape of a musical note, a green gem pouch, a black leather bullwhip, a gold filigree charm bracelet, a twisted white gold armband shaped like wild flames cradling a cambrinth phoenix, a silver ring, a milky glass unicorn suspended from a fragile chain and an ice-blue lace trimmed garter.



Apachia, an Elven Commoner.
She has pointed ears and crystal blue eyes. Her brunette hair is long and straight, and is worn braided. She has smooth skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a rapier in her right hand.
She is wearing a fringed doeskin jerkin, some tan leggings, a tiny wooden tree pin and a battered leather pack.



Arcadion al'Drachenfels, a Human.
He has grey eyes. His black hair is short and fine, and is worn in a careless, windblown arrangement. He has tanned skin.
He is young for a Human.
He has an elegantly trimmed mustache on his upper lip and a long, narrow elegantly trimmed goatee.

He has faint scuffing to the neck, faint scuffing to the right leg, faint scuffing to the left leg, faint scuffing to the right hand, faint scuffing to the chest.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a leather cowl, a pair of leather gauntlets with suede palms, some brightly-colored quilted armor, a rich brown cashmere scarf bundled around the neck, a rugged leather artisan's belt, a hand-crafted leather music satchel, a tobacco pouch, a sweeping cerulean blue greatcloak edged with golden gypsy knotwork, some darned brown socks, some polished leather traveler's boots, a white silk cravat pinned with a small sapphire, a long-sleeved sapphire silk shirt, a pair of well-made light brown cotton slacks, a silver jadeite gwethdesuan and a hand-stitched traveler's pack.



Baksuai Esabre, a Prydaen Ranger.
He has pointed ears and cat-slitted eyes, one crystal green and one jade. His white mane is very long and fine, and is worn tied back. He has white fur with silver stripes and a slender tail.
He is young for a Prydaen.

He has some faint scars along the right leg, faint scuffing to the back, some tiny scars across the right eye.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a dark silk hooded cloak with nightsilk trim in his left hand.
He is wearing some shadowy stalking leathers, a clouded arzumos pelt backpack with gut drawstrings, a clouded arzumos pelt arm pouch with gut drawstrings, a silver-plated hoop earring molded to look like a dragon, a studded wide leather belt fastened with an iron dragon buckle, a black leather collar with silver star-shaped studs, a hammered platinum tailband inset with a row of mosaic ivory tiles, a dusty rose wolfskin sheath, a golden dragon-shaped pendant, a green herb pouch, a polished gold wedding band and an albredine crystal ring.



Caretaker Brauneria Oakesia of the Zoluren Cavalry, an Elothean.
She has tilted almond-shaped silver eyes. Her silver hair is very long and thick, and is worn in a tousled mass of locks that tumbles over her shoulders. She has fair skin.
She is in her prime for an Elothean.

She has some tiny scars across the left leg.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a cambrinth armband carved into the shape of interlocked leaping dolphins, a silvery-white backpack, a shimmering leaf green ribbon, a shoulder sack, a white gold wedding band carved in the shape of a ring of flames, a soft moss green dress, a black cloak, a red herb pouch, a heavy silver charm bracelet, an ivory charm dangling from a braided leather wristlet, a Sergeant's badge, a card collector's case, some golden augmented mail, some mail gloves, a gilded chain balaclava, an albredine crystal ring, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a copper jadeite gwethdesuan, a woven gold choker set with carved cambrinth flames and a target shield.



Caliztol of the Zoluren Infantry, a Kaldar.
He has hazel eyes. His strawberry hair is short and straight, and is worn arranged in oiled spikes. He has rosy skin.
He is fairly young for a Kaldar.
He is clean shaven.

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

He is wearing some arbelog claw gloves, a rough crocodile-skin mask, a Dwarven mining helm, a silver armlet set with a mosaic of the Warrior Mage guild crest, a kor'athi pilgrimage robe emblazoned across the back with a multi-hued dragon, a blown-glass ice fortress pendant suspended from a black cord, a cambrinth ring, a pilgrim's badge, a scarlet glass mandolin-shaped earcuff, some ankle-high Elven stalking boots, a black cloak, some full double leather, a cobalt glass talisman-shaped anklet, a frosted glass fist-shaped anklet, a leather reinforced aventail, a carved red pick, some half-moon spectacles with azure-tinted lenses, an amber glass flame-shaped bracelet, some fine ivory cufflinks carved to resemble dragon skulls, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, an embossed greatsword sheath, a small leather badge with a gold medallion, a deep red Kaith Kirm button, a leather necklace supporting an onyx and a gold feather, a copper rope charm bracelet, a cambrinth ring, a gold eyebrow ring, a celadon glass wave-shaped ring, a gold eyebrow ring, a pale jade starflower comb, some gold robes, a black leather arm quiver with silver clasps, a Sergeant's badge, a soft black leather haversack, an indigo gem pouch, a card collector's case and a tamarisk plains bow with flowing strands of white owl feathers and agate beads at the tip.



Marshal Candidus Custos of the Zoluren Cavalry, a Human Paladin.
He has a square-jawed face with sparkling crystal blue eyes, an aquiline nose and a cleft chin. His blue-black hair is long and thick, and is worn loosely piled atop his head. He has tanned skin and an athletic build.
He is very tall for a Human.
He is in his prime for a Human.
He has some light stubble on his face.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing an emblazoned tower shield, a pilgrim's badge, an obsidian black helm, a blue-white albredine ring, an albredine crystal ring, a reinforced applewood crossbow, a heavy serpent-trigger crossbow, a ruby red sheath, an ebony foraging apron, an ebony thigh bag, a twisted cambrinth armband, a silver laminated bracer with a cambrinth cabochon set in its center, a pair of tall red leather cavalry boots with gold tassels, a scarlet wand belt, a white Hope rose, a platinum ring, some darned white socks, a red leather ailette embossed with a rearing stallion, a scarlet and black tunic lined with dark silk, a gold and diamond cloak clasp bearing the prominent insignia of Vorclaf's Scythe, some bronze spurs inlaid with silver gladiolus, a brass Myth Weaver trinket, a kyanite gwethdesuan, a jadeite gwethdesuan, some black velvet trousers, a Commander's badge, a fine mesh backpack, some obsidian black armor, a pair of obsidian black handguards, a green gem pouch and a black ironwood standard crowned with a silver stallion and bearing a burgundy silk banner.



Cayene Li'i of the Zoluren Infantry, a Human.
He has laugh lines and tilted violet eyes. His honey-streaked dark brown hair is very long and thick, and is worn loose, tucked behind his ears. He has dark skin.
He is in his prime for a Human.
He has some light stubble on his face.
He is in good shape.

He is holding some Arthe Hollow grog in his right hand.
He is wearing a dull bronze albredine ring, a leather hooded cobra mask, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, some full double leather, a tarnished silver whiskey flask, a burnished gold ring bearing the Zoluren crest, an azure-scaled poloh'izh hide cloak, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a night-black rucksack edged with a string of dangling pard claws, a Commander's badge, some well-made gargoyle-hide gloves and a bamboo-edged cambrinth ring.



Magess Chaostie Calibanor of Elanthia, an Elven Warrior Mage.
She has pointed ears, silver-flecked crystal blue eyes, a freckled nose and dimples. Her black hair is long and straight, and is worn arranged in ringlets. She has pale skin and a svelte figure. A square-cut glacier emerald is positioned between her eyes, glowing with a lustrous sheen against her skin.
She is short for an Elf.
She is young for an Elf.
She has a tattoo of an iridescent winged butterfly on her wrist.

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

She is wearing an onyx-rimmed cambrinth ring etched with the crest of the Warrior Mage Guild, a simply cut white firesilk gown with a thigh-length slit in back, a black gem pouch, a pair of long ironwood hairsticks carved with spiraling dragons, a red sheath, a narrow gold wedding band shaped into an intricate true lover's knot, a gold medallion symbolizing dedication to Urrem'tier, a pair of red coral earrings shaped like leaping flames, a iridescent red necklace, a gold mehath bracelet inlaid with sapphire, a cambrinth pendant, a silver wristcuff inset with a large black opal engraved with the crest of the Warrior Mage Guild, a large pair of black silk wings, a silver leather belt sheath embossed with a crest, a soft black leather haversack, a silver herb pouch, a jade scorpion ring, a silver eyebrow ring, a diamond engagement ring, a beaded crimson silk corset with tightly drawn ivory laces, a yellow ribbon, a delicate gold anklet with dangling butterfly charms, a deep ebony belt, some crimson suede boots with a wide cuff of black satin at the knee, some superior azure-scaled leathers, a leather mask and a pair of leather gloves.



Daerlynn Soulmyste of Elanthia, a Human Bard.
She has jade eyes. Her brunette hair is shoulder length and straight, and is worn in a tousled mass of locks that tumbles over her shoulders. She has pale skin and a lissome figure. She has a twining desert rose painted across the left half of her face.
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 is in good shape.

She is holding a shot of frostgrape wine in her right hand.
She is wearing a scarlet primrose, a black leather skirt with laced seams, a soft ivory silk shirt, a delicate twisted gold hip-chain, some black leather high boots with silver buckles, a pure white close-fitting tabard bearing the image of a perfect black orchid, a copper jadeite gwethdesuan, a copper kyanite gwethdesuan, a wide hammered steel choker bearing the insignia of The Black Orchid, a dark grey messenger's satchel reinforced with thick black leather, a silvery buckskin harness and a carved wren-engraved pick.



Wilder Dritzfury Quelthilas, an Elven Ranger.
He has pointed ears and sparkling stormy grey eyes. His brown hair is short and wavy, and is worn in a careless, windblown arrangement. He has tanned skin and an athletic build.
He is young for an Elf.
He has a tattoo of chaotic dark markings which swirl together in an intricate weave on his left temple.

He has minor swelling and bruising around the neck compounded by cuts and bruises about the neck, faint scuffing to the right arm, faint scuffing to the left arm.

He is wearing a sturdy backpack, a canvas sack, a hunter's longbow, a rugged leather artisan's belt, some knee-high moccasins, an epaulet fashioned from a glaes-plated iron star pierced by a gleaming animite talon, some storm grey gloves, a perfect bison-hide helm, some storm grey leathers, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a brown leather loincloth laced along the sides, a platinum ring, a twisted cambrinth armband, a battered thigh quiver, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan and a ranger sack.



War Priestess Dulcinie vonPfeffers of Zoluren, a Human.
She has a heart-shaped face with laugh lines, gold-flecked jade eyes and a freckled nose. Her amber-streaked auburn hair is very long and wavy, and is worn loosely piled atop her head. She has tanned skin. She has a lifelike pattern of painted eagle feathers surrounding her eyes.
She is in her prime for a Human.
She has a tattoo of a white rose encircled by a blood-stained thorny vine on her ankle.
A brilliant orb of rippling cerulean light hovers like a will-o-wisp, following her dilligently.

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

She is holding a hot toddy in her right hand.
She is wearing some mail gloves, a gleaming silver balaclava, a gleaming silver hauberk, an ivory-colored sheath, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a beaded spidersilk sack, a platinum-hued armor pack shot through with narrow strands of steelsilk, a simply cut formal robe fashioned from dove grey muslin, a gold and diamond cloak clasp bearing the prominent insignia of Vorclaf's Scythe, a gold medallion symbolizing dedication to Tamsine, a medium shield and a spiraling cambrinth armband inlaid with a carved onyx ram.



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 in a simple, loose style. She has fair skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a medium shield, a dark gem pouch, a carved silver pick, an ebony longbow inlaid with silver wolves, a black firecat skin backpack with knotted gut drawstrings, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a lacquered black ornamental gorget engraved with an amethyst lotus blossom, some Bardic Spirit Knot earrings, some charcoal beaded-deerskin calf-boots, some velvet leggings, a slender black leather belt with a polished jet lotus buckle, a hip pouch, a silver-edged scabbard, a silk-lined black and purple surcoat with wide dagged sleeves, a black velvet tabard emblazoned with a glittering crystal spire rising from a circle of deep purple lotus blossoms, a steel-studded leather arm quiver, a Sergeant's badge, some brushed chain, a jade ring, an elegant cambrinth-flecked nara'nsria displaying the Prioan Sarien insignia, a gold and cambrinth bracelet and a braided gold and cambrinth armband inset with onyx.



Minstrel Elivyre of the Zoluren Cavalry, an Elven Bard.
She has pointed ears and dark eyes. Her honey hair is long and thick, and is worn coiled atop her head in a regal braided coronet. She has fair skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a scarlet juliet cap edged with pearls, a sturdy black backpack, a superior la'tami-hide coat, a coral pink Flame rose, a card collector's case, a grey gossamer cloak that flows over the shoulders and trails down the back like twilight mist, a red leather ailette embossed with a rearing stallion, a black satin pouch with braided red silk drawstrings, a woven silver hip chain adorned with polished amber beads, a pair of silver-mounted honey amber earrings, some bronze spurs inlaid with silver gladiolus, some low scarlet suede boots with polished ebonwood heels, a scarlet and black tunic lined with dark silk, an enticing gypsy skirt of gold and crimson gauze over black gossamer, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a ebony longbow, a Sergeant's badge, an amethyst hairpin, a detailed flute-shaped pendant, a beribboned silvery silk pouch, a supple black leather flute pouch, some pale cream spidersilk stockings, a delicate silver rose ring, an ornate scabbard, a twisted gold and silver necklace accented with star sapphires and a carved blue pick.



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 is in good shape.

She is holding a drunk-looking Bard marionette in her right hand and a sea king marionette in her left.
She is wearing a motley jester's tabard of faded green and gold satin diamonds, an ivory spidersilk shirt with long billowing sleeves, a swirling black nightsilk skirt with lace petticoats peeking from the hem, some silvered chain, a sturdy silver backpack, a moonstone ring, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan and a midnight blue silk doll case clasped with a silver star.



Caregiver Estrah Radann of Elanthia, a Human Empath.
She has milky blue eyes. 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 young for a Human.
She has a tattoo of an open hand reaching out to provide comfort, a wreath of healing herbs resting in the palm, on her ankle.

She has an occasional twitching in the neck, some faint scars along the right arm, some faint scars along the left arm, some faint scars along the right leg, some faint scars along the left leg, an occasional twitching in the chest area, some faint scars along the abdomen.

She is wearing a ring, a mirror-finished tower shield centered with a steel dome, some superb crocodile-skin gloves, a well-made crocodile-skin helm, an icy-blue sapphire anklet with miniature cambrinth icicles, a soft black sharkskin backpack, an embossed greatsword sheath, some flowing nightsilk robes, a pair of icy-blue sapphire earrings shaped like tiny snowdrop blossoms, a softly clinging cloak of rose pink silk clasped with a tiny dragon cloak pin, a blackened silver ring forged in the shape of a dragon, a lilac glass bodhran-shaped anklet, a jangling golden hip-chain set with carved ivory roses, some fragile crystal slippers inlaid with silver filigree bows, a ditty bag sloppily embroidered with a unicorn pattern in white thread, a lumpy bundle, a narrow gold wedding band shaped into an intricate true lover's knot and a carved jade dragon pin with tiny faceted ruby eyes.



Magess Fayeza -Purisani, a Prydaen Warrior Mage.
She has pointed ears and thick-lashed cat-slitted crystal blue eyes. Her black mane is long and thick, and is worn loosely piled atop her head. She has blue-grey fur with black points, a slender tail and a curvaceous figure.
She is young for a Prydaen.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a platinum signet ring displaying a ring of flames around three long claw marks, a long mesh weapon harness, an ebony tail sheath, a soft nightsilk backpack enshrouded with almost transparent veils, an albredine crystal ring, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a cut silver friendship ring, some sinuous black leathers, a woven platinum hip chain adorned with sparkling ruby beads, a delicate platinum wedding band displaying a lustrous diamond, a tightly laced black silk bustier with dove-grey piping along the seams, a pair of snug black leather leggings, a pair of black calfskin hipboots and some dangling ruby earrings.



Fazehund Misond of the Zoluren Infantry, a S'Kra Mur Bard.
He has a sharp-featured face with gold-flecked slitted silver eyes, dark gold-edged scales with a pale silver underbelly and a thick tail.
He is in his prime for a S'Kra Mur.
He has a tattoo of a scarlet dragon against an ebony star-shaped background on his back.
He is in good shape.

He is holding an engraved brass tankard labeled "Soccer Champ" in his right hand.
He is wearing a gold wedding band inset with tiny lutes and drums, some polished leather riding boots with steel buckles, a pair of dark brown leather pants, a small velvet sack embroidered with tumbling dice, a supple black leucro hide pack clasped with a gleaming silver fang, a platinum ring, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a gold engagement ring, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, some perfect black-leucro leathers, a Sergeant's badge, a long black hooded cloak and a heavy windlass-drawn crossbow.



Novice Filloway Wollo-Waggo, a Halfling.
He has ale-brown eyes. His golden hair is short and curly, and is worn slicked back away from his face. He has rosy skin.
He is a whippersnapper for a Halfling.
He has a drooping, evenly trimmed full mustache on his upper lip and a narrow goatee twisted into a long braid.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a flagon of Glythtide's Favor in his right hand.
He is wearing a white silk shirt embroidered with black musical notes, a brushed silver medallion, a wineskin leather tunic, a berry-stained shoulder bag, a sturdy backpack, an ombre felt woodwind tube dyed deep violet that fades to pale lavender and a purple and violet plaid kilt.



Broker Galene Scathan, an Elven Trader.
She has pointed ears and steely grey eyes. Her blue-black hair is short and thick, and is worn untamed. She has fair skin.
She is young for an Elf.

She has faint scuffing to the right arm, tiny scratches to the left arm, faint scuffing to the left leg, faint scuffing to the left hand, faint scuffing to the chest, faint scuffing to the abdomen.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a yellow canvas feedbag, a duffel bag with an embroidered sea serpent strap, a soft pale grey woolen cloak hooded with a white ermine cowl, some baggy black woolen pants, some sheer alabaster spidersilk stockings, a white silk shirt with leaping dolphins embroidered along the cuffs, a blue rose wristlet, a yellow primrose wristlet, a black seaglass bead necklace, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a paper-covered brass button, a platinum trimmed gold badge which reads "Gem Seller On Duty!", a map case, a silver kyanite gwethdesuan, a pale jade flame rose comb, a red silk hair ribbon sewn with a line of rubies, a silvery dragon-shaped ring, a ebony longbow, a plain origami hat, a long dark red velvet sash, a woven reed sack clasped by a beaten silver orchid, a wide leather utility belt tooled with the Estate Holder's crest, a polished snapdragon ring, a blackened silver ring forged in the shape of a dragon, a tag sack, an oval willow foraging basket and a tri-colored gem pouch embroidered with swirling white stars.



Iala Taisal, an Elf.
She has pointed ears and tilted gold eyes. Her auburn hair is short and wavy, and is worn in a tousled, finger-combed style. She has fair skin and a lithe figure.
She is short for an Elf.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a dark silk cloth edged with onyx velvet in her right hand.
She is wearing a gleaming black leather shoulder scabbard, a flowing black and gold heavy silk caftan, a supple hand-tooled black leather backpack and some leather ankle boots with dangling gold charms around the cuffs.



Ibec Alshaerd of the Zoluren Navy, a Human Paladin.
He has crystal blue eyes. His golden brown hair is shoulder length and wavy, and is worn feathered back from his face in a windblown look. He has tanned skin.
He is young for a Human.
He has a scruffy growth of stubble on his face.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a blue-white albredine ring, a black leather-bound shield, an herb pouch, some gleaming silver armor, a copper kyanite gwethdesuan, a gleaming silver helm, a pair of gleaming silver handguards, a maple longbow, a dark silk armband embroidered with a scarlet anchor, a sturdy backpack, some billowing blue canvas trousers with scarlet piping on the seams, a dashing white linen shirt, a dark blue sash trimmed with scarlet tassels, a decorated leather sheath, a green and gold brocade sack, a pair of stiff leather riveted boots and a Commander's badge.



Izzabeth Brindleby of Zoluren, a Halfling.
She has blue eyes. Her honey hair is long and curly, and is worn parted down the center. She has smooth skin.
She is a kneebiter for a Halfling.

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

She is holding a flagon of Glythtide's Favor in her right hand.
She is wearing a berry-stained shoulder bag, a brushed silver locket, a soft white blouse with ruffled sleeves, a silver-edged doeskin belt, an embroidery pouch, a red canvas feedbag, a split traveler's skirt lined with rabbit fur and some slim doeskin boots.



Jessibel Thorlandar, an Elf.
She has pointed ears, crystal blue eyes and dimples. Her golden hair is long and wavy, and is worn loosely piled atop her head. She has fair skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She has a tattoo of an iridescent winged butterfly on her ankle.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a pair of carved white jade earrings, a glass Gypsy trinket, a black feather fetish, a slender toe ring cradling identically carved amethyst and jade stones, a set of thirteen slender crystalline chimes inset with filigreed silver animal charms, a heart-shaped golden locket, a jade and ivory earcuff, a gold eyebrow ring, a jangling golden hip-chain set with carved ivory roses, a polished gold wedding ring worked with a Bardic Soul Knot, a knotwork anniversary band of flame-kissed gold inlaid with star rubies, a gold-inlaid silver neithrel band bearing a tri-stranded braided chain, a set of thirteen porcelain bells threaded on a thick brass chain, some beaten silver toe bells, some polished silver toe bells enameled a bright bardic blue, a long platinum hairpin set with a large sparkling emerald, a black leather baldric, some snug black suede boots with silver inlaid high-heels, a serene silken wrap of sapphire blue embellished with hand-painted butterflies, a glittering quartz nose stud, a woven silver choker sprinkled with dark emerald teardrops, a scoop-neck gentian silk gown embroidered with tiny lilacs, a black suede garter with narrow silver buckles, a tightly laced black silk bustier with dove-grey piping along the seams, a blackened chainmail robe edged with silver filigree links, a silver link and white jade anklet, an elegant spidersilk traveler's backpack, a narrow jade wedding band inlaid with a twining golden rose, a mother-of-pearl vakoti banded in silver, a wide leather Therengian war belt riveted with decorative pewter plates, a carved pick, a pale ivory silk gem pouch clasped with a golden unicorn, a woven grass thigh quiver, a sturdy weapon harness studded with small tarnished silver spikes, a deep blue leather instrument case embroidered with an exquisite butterfly in multi-hued thread, a small ankle pouch with an embroidered strap, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan and an ebony short bow.



Magess Katrynya Kransdun, a Halfling Warrior Mage.
She has blue eyes. Her golden hair is very long and thick, and is worn pulled back in a multitude of beaded braids. She has fair skin.
She is a whippersnapper for a Halfling.
She has a tattoo of a silvery knife plunged into a bloody heart on her shoulder.

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

She is holding a flagon of Glythtide's Favor in her right hand.
She is wearing a supple black leucro hide pack clasped with a gleaming silver fang, a hooded shadow black cloak clasped at the neck with a small diamond dagger, a deep black thigh bag with a hand-forged silver clasp, a black velvet gem pouch with a jade dragon clasp, a diamond earring, a gold badge etched with the words "I love Paladins.", a soft azure silk corset with embroidered white gladiolas, some polished toe bells with multi-colored enameled jester diamonds, a slender toe ring cradling a carved jade sea turtle, a sturdy weapon harness, a flowing skirt of sapphire blue gossamer accented with thin silver chain links, a white lacewood crossbow set with a fluted black ivory boltplate, a red-gold cambrinth pendant crafted to resemble a miniature fireball, a bloodstained apron, a polished Elven ivy anklet crafted from interlocking jade leaves, a simple pewter charm bracelet, a pair of sapphirine suede boots trimmed with crystalline beads, a brushed silver hip-chain with dangling amethyst snapdragon and ivory gladiola charms, a softly-draped cerulean silk tunic, a diamond choker, a crystal charm hung from a fine silver chain, a diamond hairpin, a diamond engagement ring, a golden-brown leather talisman pouch, a dainty silvery lace garter threaded with vivid blue ribbons, a witch ball, some silver steel-rimmed spectacles, a braided chain band interwoven with strands of yellow silk, a miniature wooden barrel, a diamond anklet, a diamond bracelet, a glittering quartz nose stud, some silk stockings, a silver kyanite gwethdesuan, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a sigilated platinum ring, a gold and emerald isael, a diminutive cambrinth crocodile, a narrow salt-stained cambrinth band etched with veins of silver, a diminutive cambrinth Commoner, a twisted cambrinth armband, a diminutive cambrinth songbook and a white gladiola corsage nestled in a bed of sana'ati dyaus leaves.



Ambassador Ketrianna Der'lebury of Therengia, a Human Cleric.
She has a heart-shaped face with thick-lashed emerald eyes and an upturned nose. Her red 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 shapely figure.
She is middle-aged for a Human.
She has a tattoo of a hand on each hip, one light and one dark, a bridge across her lower back spanning the distance between them. Tiny figures, inked in shadowy tones of black and grey, aimlessly roam the bridge's expanse. Providing the only touch of color, a shrew outlined in rainbow tones wears a mischievous expression, lingering in the palm of the dark hand on her right hip.
A luminous orb of coruscating rainbowed light hovers like a will-o-wisp, following her dilligently.
She is in good shape.

She is holding some Zackes house rum in her right hand.
She is wearing a sturdy backpack, a delicate cambrinth hairpin graced with a tiny enameled shrew, a green canvas sack, some royal blue silk robes embroidered with roaring gold lions and a pair of quilted suede boots.



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 is in good shape.

She is wearing a black leather-bound shield, a gold ring, a wide leather utility belt tooled with the Estate Holder's crest, a colorful wreath of vibrant red poppies and baby's breath, an anklet made of linked silver stars with dangling cambrinth moons, a map case, a carved gold pick, a black leather skirt with laced seams, a cambrinth ring carved elegantly into the shape of a crescent moon cradling a sun, a moonstone ring, a black leather vest with anchor-shaped gold buttons, a whimsical pewter fae charm, a small ivory Bardic Spirit Knot charm, a jet black harness, some black thigh boots, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a kyanite gwethdesuan, a black silk belt with a faceted onyx clasp, an open front-laced white silk shirt, a sturdy black backpack, a purple gem pouch and an augmented hauberk.



Matrina de'Arville of Therengia, an Elf.
She has frown lines around her mouth, pointed ears and thick-lashed moss-green eyes. Her dark brown-streaked golden hair is long and straight, and is worn arranged in an intricate Elven braid. She has tanned skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She has a tattoo of a long dagger clenched in the jaws of a glowering peg-legged pirate on her ankle.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a forester's bow in her right hand.
She is wearing a gleaming silver balaclava, some blackened mail gauntlets worked with silver gryphons, a delicate twisted gold hip-chain, a woven gold choker set with carved cambrinth flames, a blue-white albredine ring, a sturdy black backpack, a silver kyanite gwethdesuan, a silver jadeite gwethdesuan, some delicate slippers of scarlet silk embroidered with ebony thread, a thigh quiver, a greatsword sheath, a black thigh pouch, a black herb pouch, a fragile scarlet lace garter threaded with golden ribbons, a low-slung leather hip belt, a carved crystal pick set with a star sapphire, a platinum ring, a softly flowing gown of rich ebony spidersilk with a tightly-laced leather bodice, a smartly tailored scarlet cashmere cavalier's cloak that sweeps gracefully from shoulder to knee, a silver gilt hauberk and a large case adorned with sparkling crystal beads and fluttering gauzy ribbons.



Hedgewizard Mazgi, an Elven Warrior Mage.
He has pointed ears and ale-brown eyes. His golden brown hair is short and straight, and is worn parted down the center. He has translucent skin.
He is young for an Elf.
He has a large, thick, bristling mustache on his upper lip and a long fuzzy beard.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a gleaming silver halberd, a heavy crossbow, an ash-hafted whaling spear, a full chain helm, a thin lead ring, a blue gem pouch, some gleaming silver greaves, a sturdy backpack, some blue linen leggings, a long black leather backsheath, some gleaming silver mail, some mail gloves and a lumpy bundle.



Mellov Irchan, a Rakash Empath.
He has silver eyes. He has cropped black hair and pale skin.
He is young for a Rakash.
He has a short bristly mustache on his upper lip and a short prickly beard.

He has some faint scars along the right hand, some tiny scars across the abdomen, faint scuffing to the back, an occasional twitching in the back.

He is wearing a silver jadeite gwethdesuan, some leathers, some reinforced gloves, a cambrinth ring, an indigo gem pouch, a woven shoulder sack, a Kaith Kirm button, some wool trousers, a leather aventail, a finely tailored shirt, some old boots and a duffel bag.



Commander Melodiel, an Elven Bard.
She has elegant arched eyebrows, pointed ears and thick-lashed crystal green eyes. Her platinum-streaked amber hair is very long and thick, and is worn in a tousled mass of locks that tumbles over her shoulders. She has tanned skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a ebony longbow, a blue-white albredine ring, a silver pin, a platinum ring, an anklet of interlocked lightning bolts surrounding tiny cambrinth clouds, some scarlet enameled toe bells, a silver gilt hauberk, a dark cambrinth armband engraved with elemental symbols, a thigh quiver dyed in a brown and green camouflage pattern, a golden scabbard, a golden backpack, a Commander's badge, some slim pants, a burgundy tunic with deep blue facings on the collar and cuffs, a deep blue sash trimmed with burgundy tassels, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan and a heart-shaped golden locket.



Mestophiles, a Prydaen.
He has pointed ears and cat-slitted jade eyes. His silver mane is shoulder length and wavy, and is worn braided. He has blue-grey fur with a silver belly with grey stripes and a slender tail.
He is young for a Prydaen.

He has faint scuffing to the neck, faint scuffing to the right arm, faint scuffing to the left arm, cuts and bruises about the right leg, faint scuffing to the left leg, faint scuffing to the right hand, faint scuffing to the chest, faint scuffing to the abdomen.

He is holding some bundling rope in his right hand.
He is wearing a hip pouch, a leather reinforced helm, some reinforced gloves, some reinforced greaves, a full-sleeved linen shirt, a tiny wooden tree pin, a fang-tipped iron earring, some black leather leggings, a leather sheath, a sturdy backpack and a superb boa-skin coat.



Montorian Voso of Elanthia, a Halfling.
He has crystal blue eyes. His platinum hair is long and wavy, and is worn tied back in a thin braided tail. He has tanned skin.
He is a whippersnapper for a Halfling.
He has a tattoo of a dragon made of blue ice breathing white flames on his back.

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

He is wearing a zengalmi bullwhip charm, a black gem pouch, some mail gloves, a sturdy black backpack, a wide silver-studded leather wand belt made to ride low on the hips, a thin copper ring, a cambrinth ring, a detailed snapdragon earring, a cambrinth pendant, a cambrinth ring, a black tart pouch with silver drawstrings, a black gem pouch, a blackened visored chain coif and a chain hauberk.



Lieutenant Mycal Eads of the Zoluren Infantry, a Human.
He has jade eyes, a broken nose and a cleft chin. His blue-black hair is shoulder length and straight, and is worn tied back. He has tanned skin.
He is a bit over average height for a Human.
He is in his prime for a Human.
He has some light stubble on his face.
He has a tattoo of a long dagger clenched in the jaws of a glowering peg-legged pirate on his neck.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a pirate's bow, an azure-scaled poloh'izh hide cloak, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a silver kyanite gwethdesuan, a silver eyebrow ring, a platinum and crystal ring chaotically fused into the twisted sphere of the Storm's Eye, some darkened war gauntlets with spiked knuckle-guards, a darkened steel-spiked war helm, a large sack, a twisted gold and cambrinth bracelet inset with a swooping obsidian vulture, a spidersilk tote, a dark coral quiver, a sturdy iron-studded black leather spellbook case, a black headscarf clasped with a silver skull, a ratty black eyepatch with frayed edges, some thick black leather wrist bands heavily studded with menacingly sharp steel spikes, a salt-eaten silver band of menacingly sharp spikes, a jade dragon amulet with ruby eyes, a battle-worn black weapon sheath clasped with a small skull, a sigilated platinum ring, a battered dark leather haversack tooled with a ghostly white skull and crossbones, a hand-stitched rucksack, a pair of dun hawk-winged boots, a Lieutenant's badge, a chain hauberk, some battered black leather pants studded with barbed silver spikes, an embroidered eggshell silk shirt with a narrow stand-up collar, a black Perdition rose impaled on a salt-pitted silver spike, a gold medal of honor set with a fine square-cut emerald, a rugged leather forging apron with scorch marks along the edges, a ragged belt with a barnacle-covered buckle, an onyx black widow spider earring inlaid with an ilmenite hourglass and a lightweight mariner's crossbow.



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

He is wearing a curved drop-trigger crossbow, a leather mask, some leather dueling gauntlets, a blue gem pouch, an ale-stained oak keg, a polished silver flask inlaid with a colorful carousel, a willow backpack, some hunting leathers, a jadeite gwethdesuan and a kyanite gwethdesuan.



Niteshiver Vodou, a Human.
He has jade eyes. His black hair is shoulder length and curly, and is worn pulled back in a multitude of beaded braids. He has dark skin.
He is middle-aged for a Human.
He is in good shape.

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



Minstrel Nivenya of Elanthia, a Prydaen Bard.
She has pointed ears and cat-slitted violet eyes. Her silver mane is long and wavy, and is worn coiled in an upswept twist. She has white fur with silver points and a slender tail.
She is young for a Prydaen.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a form-fitting bodice of malachite-green suede laced with a silver chain, some loose gauze pants gathered at the ankles, some leaf-embossed leathers, a black small case, a diamond band, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a mother-of-pearl vakoti banded in silver, a necklace with a silver eternity knot dangling from the chain, a black leather weapons belt inlaid with ivory scrollwork, a sturdy green backpack, a forest green suede hip pouch embossed with entwined ivy leaves, some cross-strapped leather sandals with silver bells and a lumpy bundle.



Commander Paschein WellBorne of the Zoluren Infantry, an Elothean.
She has an oval face with tilted almond-shaped green eyes. Her platinum-streaked black hair is long and thick, and is worn arranged in pigtails. She has fair skin.
She is a bit over average height for an Elothean.
She is in her prime for an Elothean.
She has a tattoo of faint blue bite marks on her right wrist.

She has minor swelling and bruising around the right leg compounded by cuts and bruises about the right leg, cuts and bruises about the right hand, tiny scratches to the left hand, deep cuts across the chest area, faint scuffing to the abdomen, faint scuffing to the back, faint scuffing to the right eye.

She is wearing a wine tote, a Commander's badge, a pair of platinum-heeled pearl grey boots, a pair of snug black leather leggings, a sleek ebony leather bodice beaded with silver and moonstone, a kyanite gwethdesuan, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a silver ring bearing the sigil of Zoluren, a platinum and crystal ring chaotically fused into the twisted sphere of the Storm's Eye, a blue-white albredine ring, a black velvet bag, a red carnation, an azure-scaled poloh'izh hide cloak, some smoke grey leathers, some reinforced hide gloves, a leather cowl and a small velvet sack pinned with a grey crystal wolf.



Roboson Cateater, a Human.
He has jade eyes. His golden brown hair is shoulder length and fine, and is worn tied back. He has dark skin.
He is in his prime for a Human.
He has a thin sparse mustache on his upper lip and a thin patchy beard.
He has a tattoo of a Merelew maiden lounging on a rock amongst rough surf on his chest.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a thigh quiver dyed in a brown and green camouflage pattern, a wide cambrinth armband engraved with rolling azure waves, a wide cambrinth wristcuff bearing the crest of the Bard guild, a Sergeant's badge, a burgundy journey pack, a tiger-engraved scabbard, some snakeskin boots, a taffelberry stained haversack, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a night blue wool kilt, an onyx signet ring, a bucket-shaped tankard labeled "Dragoons 374", a flat grey chain shirt, some flat grey chain greaves, a dark leather pouch embroidered with a giant bloodshot eye, a suede belt purse tooled with the image of a smiling yak, a milky opal tankard bauble, a gypsy kerchief, a carved dragon-engraved pick, a wire and peridot pin, a silver-hued buckler, a cloak pin in the shape of a tiny gerbil holding an unfurled purple flag and an emblazoned tower shield.



Saerhyn Nyxaevion, an Elven Empath.
He has pointed ears and violet eyes. His snow-white-streaked silver hair is very long and wavy, and is worn arranged in an intricate Elven braid. He has fair skin.
He is young for an Elf.
He is clean shaven.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a mesh sack, a fine mesh backpack, some white steel-rimmed spectacles, a pure white fur-lined cloak, a twisted cambrinth armband, a spiraling crystal brooch, an amethyst anklet, a twisted cambrinth armband, some soft silvery moufles, an amethyst engagement ring, an amethyst circlet, an amethyst wedding ring, a blood red belt, an iron-spiked leather collar, some amethyst armbands, an amethyst lavaliere, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a pair of amethyst earrings, some black hip boots, a clinging gossamer shirt, some ebony gossamer trousses, some jewel-toned glass hair beads, a small black sack cinched with a silver-beaded cord and a black drawstring herb pouch embroidered with scattered purple lotus petals.



Mesmerist Sahrynar of Zoluren, a Prydaen Moon Mage.
She has pointed ears and silver-flecked cat-slitted gold eyes. Her blue-black mane is very long and thick, and is worn pulled back in two braids. She has glittered black fur and a slender tail.
She is young for a Prydaen.

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

She is wearing a sturdy backpack, some studded leather gloves, some sinuous dark leathers, a maple longbow, some deep indigo breeches, a burgundy tunic with deep blue facings on the collar and cuffs, a deep blue sash trimmed with burgundy tassels, a dark silk armband embroidered with a burgundy raven, some black thigh boots, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a silver herb pouch, a platinum ring, a gold jadeite gwethdesuan, a target shield and a alfar mask.



Lieutenant Sephirin Altruden, a Human.
He has slightly pointed ears and jade eyes. His russet hair is shoulder length and straight, and is worn loose. He has pale skin.
He is in his prime for a Human.
He is clean shaven.
He has a tattoo of a whirling sword dancer with dual blades raised in fierce salute on his chest.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a cherry short bow, a blackened chain coif with a silvery steel eye-guard, some mail gloves, a shadowy black mage's robe shot through with silver and red threads, a shadowy black hooded cloak, a Gorbesh catapult basket, a thick leather rucksack with bronze clasps, a polished silver signet ring set with a rich sapphire cabochon, a charred damascened steel greatsword scabbard heavily engraved with black roses twined about pale skulls, a crimson leather hip belt fastened with an onyx buckle and a pair of black boots with dull steel toecaps.



Empath Shimmermist Silentdusk of the Zoluren Infantry, a Dwarf.
She has brown eyes. Her russet hair is long and curly, and is worn in a tousled mass of locks that tumbles over her shoulders. She has dark skin.
She is young for a Dwarf.
She has some light stubble on her face.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a flagon of Glythtide's Favor in her right hand.
She is wearing a silver engagement ring set with dark emeralds encircling a black moonstone, a dark blue armband embroidered with the heraldic device of the Stone Clan Militia, a heavily studded targe, a black oak amulet carved in the shape of a wolf, a soft rose tapestry skirt trimmed with deeply knotted fringe, a platinum ring, a sapphire pin, a red rose, a pale white jasmine, a bloodstone brooch, a blue canvas sack, a red chrysanthemum, a woven willow gathering pouch, a ruby brooch, an Empath "On-duty" button, a gold necklace bearing the crest of the Empath Guild, a leather bag sloppily embroidered with a raven pattern in black thread, an ornate scabbard, some low scarlet suede boots with polished ebonwood heels, a red cotton apron embroidered with pink roses, a dainty herbal wristlet, some tiny crystal rose earrings, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a heather blue backpack, a Lieutenant's badge, some dusty rose leathers, a scarlet leather hood edged with layers of gold-beaded raven feathers and some gold-beaded black leather gloves.



Guildleader Silvyrfrost Emiliax, an Elven Bard.
She has pointed ears and mismatched eyes, one silver and one crystal blue. Her red hair is very long and curly, and is worn arranged in an intricate Elven braid. She has rosy skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a composite bow, a small silver Bardic Spirit Knot pendant, a deep blue cotton tunic embroidered with the Bards' Guild crest on one sleeve, a sparkling bracelet set with heart-shaped diamonds, a pair of rich blue linen pants, a pair of tailored leather boots, a blue leather scabbard embossed with the crest of the Bard guild, a silver gilt hauberk, a kyanite gwethdesuan, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a silken silver pouch, a small silver Bardic Spirit Knot pendant and an onyx ring.



Minstrel Singfrihet, a Dwarven Bard.
She has blue eyes. Her red hair is long and thick, and is worn in a mop of unruly cowlicks. She has rosy skin.
She is young for a Dwarf.
She has a long narrow mustache that droops to either side of the mouth on her upper lip and an elegantly trimmed full beard.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a brushed golden hauberk, a heavily studded targe, a sunshine yellow ribbon, a leather bag, a sapphire pin, a beryl blue tiger-engraved scabbard, a large sack, an indigo gem pouch, a blackwood instrument case with etched platinum buckles, a pale yellow silk shirt, some green silk ribbons, a violet glass mandolin-shaped band, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a sky blue vela'tohr flower, a dark indigo backpack, some cobalt blue boots, a raven-shaped obsidian pin, a pale blue silk skirt, a bo stick, a polished sword-shaped earring, a carved crystal pick set with a star sapphire, a twisted cambrinth ring bearing the crest of the Bards' guild, a golden sunburst pin, a lumpy bundle, a fine-linked chain coif woven with yellow metallic strands, a whimsical pewter fae charm, a silver brooch and a tiny set of handpainted chimes dangling from a golden brooch.



Novice Sionan, an Elven Barbarian.
She has pointed ears and crystal blue eyes. Her dark brown hair is long and wavy, and is worn tousled. She has tanned skin.
She is young for an Elf.
She is in good shape.

She is holding some Arthe Hollow grog in her right hand.
She is wearing a lumpy bundle, a leather sheath, a black cloak, a sturdy backpack, a ratty black eyepatch with frayed edges, a black gem pouch, a braided horsehair bracelet, a leather jerkin, some reinforced greaves, some reinforced vambraces, a wedding ring, some green leather breeches, a oak longbow and a target shield.



Stimey, a Prydaen Barbarian.
He has pointed ears and cat-slitted milky blue eyes. His black mane is very long and straight, and is worn tied back in an intricate five-stranded braid. He has black fur with a grey belly and a slender tail.
He is young for a Prydaen.

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

He is wearing a mistwood longbow, an oval shield, a bone-beaded suede thigh sheath, some black leather riding boots with polished steel spurs, a white gold eyebrow ring, a sleek cord strung with shark-shaped jet beads, some reinforced gloves, a double-horned leather helm with a reinforced steel noseguard, a fang-tipped wooden earring, a canvas backpack, some jet black wolfskin leathers and a sturdy weapon harness.



Battle Empath Sympathia Rar'gorh of the Zoluren Infantry, a Human Empath.
She has silver eyes. Her blue-black hair is very long and curly, and is worn braided. She has fair skin.
She is in her prime for a Human.
She has a tattoo of a white rose encircled by a blood-stained thorny vine on her shoulder.

She has an occasional twitching in the neck, faint scuffing to the right arm, an occasional twitching in the right arm, minor swelling and bruising around the left arm, an occasional twitching in the left arm, an occasional twitching in the right leg, faint scuffing to the left leg, an occasional twitching in the left leg, faint scuffing to the right hand, some tiny scars across the right hand, some faint scars along the left hand, minor swelling and bruising in the chest area, a constant twitching in the chest area, minor swelling and bruising in the abdomen compounded by cuts and bruises about the abdomen, a constant twitching in the abdomen, faint scuffing to the back, some faint scars along the back, a severely swollen and bruised right eye compounded by a bruised, swollen and bleeding right eye, a bruised and swollen left eye, slight difficulty moving her arms and legs.

She is holding a colorless albredine ring in her right hand.
She is wearing a heavy cut-silver wedding ring inlaid with marble chips, a twisted white gold armband shaped like wild flames cradling a cambrinth phoenix, a Lieutenant's badge, a silver grey journey pack, a pitch-black leathers, some pitch-black gloves, a pitch-black mask, a pair of blue-black leather hessians, a burgundy leather sack, a deep blue sash trimmed with burgundy tassels, a foraging apron, a ruby ring, a gold kyanite gwethdesuan, a silver jadeite gwethdesuan, a decorated leather sheath, a twisted cambrinth armband, an albredine crystal ring and a burgundy tunic with deep blue facings on the collar and cuffs.



Chronicler Tasdrean, a Human Bard.
He has crystal green eyes. His black hair is short and straight, and is worn loose. He has tanned skin.
He is middle-aged for a Human.
He has a short thin mustache on his upper lip and a sparse beard.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a pewter pendant with a small amethyst in the center of its Blood Knot, some black riding boots, some fitted black suede trousers, a full-sleeved linen shirt, some mail gloves, some double chain mail, a leather scabbard, a glittering crystal ring inset with precious gemstones, a light crossbow, an ebony journey pack, a sleek crocodile thigh quiver, a deep black hooded cloak with a polished silver panther clasp, a carved crystal pick set with a star sapphire and a large case.



Tashya Talyonoushka of the Tavern Troupe Performing Order, a Prydaen.
She has pointed ears and thick-lashed cat-slitted violet eyes. Her snow-white-streaked silver mane is very long and wavy, and is worn loose. She has silver fur and a slender tail.
She is young for a Prydaen.
She is in good shape.

She is holding a shot of frostgrape wine in her right hand and a round ripe fuzzy peach in her left.
She is wearing a pale white jasmine, some smoky grey pearl earrings framed by tiny diamonds, an ivory charm dangling from a braided leather wristlet, a white fox cloak, a gauzy silk bodice adorned with a chain of silver bells, a low-slung black leather loincloth that laces up the side, a stylish white jasmine tailband, a sturdy silver backpack, a blackened chainmail robe edged with silver filigree links, a black leather weapons belt inlaid with ivory scrollwork, a plain light crossbow and an emblazoned tower shield.



Tienan Kueizen, a Prydaen.
He has pointed ears and cat-slitted jade eyes. His blue-black mane is very long and straight, and is worn arranged in tight dreadlocks. He has black fur and a slender tail.
He is young for a Prydaen.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing a short hunting spear, a sleek crocodile thigh quiver, a lockpick case with a detailed painting of the western mountains, a dark spidersilk gem pouch embroidered with the barely-visible image of a crouching panther, a smoke grey wolfskin backpack, a silver-edged scabbard, a carved bard blue pick, a long black hooded cloak fastened with a dragon-shaped pewter clasp, a narrow salt-stained cambrinth band etched with veins of silver, a polished ebony case inset with a ruby-eyed jade dragon, some knee-high boots of jet black leather adorned with fierce dragon medallions, some smoke grey fur-lined leathers, a lumpy bundle, a bone and ivory inlaid tower shield and a steel-capped rosewood longbow with a crimson leather grip.



Trazier Ziers, a S'Kra Mur.
He has a flexible ridged crest which follows the shape of his skull, slitted eyes, one crystal blue and one crystal green, white scales with a pale silver underbelly, a long tail and a scrawny build. He has a conflagration of red and orange flames emblazoned on his face, with showers of white sparks accenting his eyes.
He is in his prime for a S'Kra Mur.
He has a tattoo of a dragon coiled about itself with its sleeping head resting on his tail.

He appears to be stunned! Other than that...


He is holding some mulled sicle cider in his right hand.
He is wearing a white cloak, a heavy crossbow, a heavy crossbow, an emblazoned tower shield, some glittery fluttering tail ribbons, a silver jadeite gwethdesuan, a silver kyanite gwethdesuan, a dark cambrinth armband inset with a multitude of tiny gemstone chips, a pitch-black belt, a twisted cambrinth armband, a purple gem pouch, a pitch-black sack, an emerald and xibaryl wristband, a dingy grey cotton loincloth with a rolled waistband, a pitch-black sheath, a black tinted cambrinth ring sharply etched with sinuous S'Kra Mur sigils, a pitch-black backpack, a pilgrim's badge, an indakar wren charm, a pair of pitch-black boots, a spike-tipped steel guisarme and some field plate armor.



Tale Singer Wyndsol Stormhammr of the Zoluren Infantry, an Elven Bard.
He has elegant arched eyebrows, pointed ears and gold-flecked crystal blue eyes. His platinum hair is long and wavy, and is worn loose, tucked behind his ears. He has tanned skin.
He is tall for an Elf.
He is young for an Elf.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a snifter of Elven brandy in his right hand.
He is wearing a polished hickory longbow decorated with a string of dove feathers dangling from the grip, a blued chain balaclava, a black and green plaid greatkilt fastened with rawhide lacing along the hip, a fine platinum chain, a silver-inlaid tankard, a silver neithrel band embellished with sapphires, a black opal nose-stud, an indakar wren charm, a dark green leather thigh pouch branded with a stylized dragon, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan, a polished mug-shaped pin, a lyre-shaped kilt-brooch, a cambrinth ring, a leather ankle sheath, a white cotton short-sleeved shirt laced with a tan leather strand, a bronze dragon pin, a violet-tinged white wyndeflower, a carved onyx lute bauble, a carved wren-engraved pick, a velvet rose, a paper-covered brass button, a frosted glass violin-shaped earring, an iron-riveted oiled-leather travel pack embroidered with the ominous image of a ruined keep sitting atop a dark snow-bound mountain pass, a blue silk waistcoat heavy with silver embroidery, a long black hooded cloak, a Lieutenant's badge, an indigo gem pouch, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a black satin pouch with braided red silk drawstrings, a sapphire blue arm pouch, a silver ring bearing the crest of the Bard Guild, a journey-worn instrument case, a cream-colored silk robe embroidered with a brown and white cow silhouetted against a rising sun, a smoke grey harness labeled "Dischords", some ankle-high Elven stalking boots and a snakeskin wrist sheath.



Xavain Gramorham, a S'Kra Mur Warrior Mage.
He has a sharp-featured face with sparkling slitted silver eyes and a squared snout, golden scales with a pale silver underbelly, a thick tail and a brawny build.
He is very tall for a S'Kra Mur.
He is in his prime for a S'Kra Mur.
He has a tattoo of a wolf's head shrouded by an aura of flame over twin crossed swords on his chest.
He is in good shape.

He is wearing an oval shield, a great helm, some gauntlets, some plate greaves, some half plate, a lumpy bundle, a black gem pouch, a black canvas sack, a sigilated platinum ring, a platinum-hued armor pack shot through with narrow strands of steelsilk, a polished silver necklace made of crescent moon-shaped links with a ruby-eyed onyx wolf pendant, a platinum jadeite gwethdesuan, a shimmering platinum wedding band set with a glittering black diamond carved into the shape of a wolf guarding a cabochon ruby heart, a deep black weapon harness studded with steel spikes, a double steel-spiked tailband fastened with copper clasps, a silver tail barb, an ebony thigh bag, a platinum kyanite gwethdesuan and a cambrinth wristcuff inlaid with the black onyx silhouette of a ruby-eyed wolf.

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