Kortny Concert, 3/31/2001, Daerlynn’s Concert Series, Arthe Hollow Inn

As transcribed by Mykk Dalys

 

It has been 364 years, 277 days since the Victory of Lanival the Redeemer.

It is the 7th month of Moliko the Balance in the year of the Silver Unicorn.

It is currently fall and it is early morning.

You have a feeling it's past the Anlas of Hodierna's Blessing.

 

The autumn sky above is a bright, cheery blue.

 

[Arthe Hollow Inn, Common Room]

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

 

 

 

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         THE GUEST LIST

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Kortny Horselord of Elanthia, a Human

Adhikari Rayfe'l, a S'Kra Mur Empath

Aengen Paranien of Zoluren, an Elf

Warrior Mage Aleximarus Naelyan, a S'Kra Mur

Anliis Vanderhal, a Gnome

Artey Faenillica, a Human Bard

Asera Ri'sel, a Prydaen

Madrigal Blaayd halfhaind, an Elven Bard

Bubbinster Bladebender of Elanthia, a Dwarf

Bandit Cavryn Theiler, an Elf

Daerlynn Soulmyste of Elanthia, a Human Bard

Derivan Hariar of Zoluren, a Human

Driten Amlir, a S'Kra Mur Ranger

Tale Singer Espritia Melodics, a Human Bard

Fyffe Lish'Esturi, an Elven Bard

Garret birmingham, an Elf

Elemancer Genevier Walderon, an Elf

Heston Falconsong, an Elothean

Jessibel Thorlandar of Elanthia, an Elven Bard

Novice Kiaha Ravenheir, an Elven Bard

Kithria Dustdanser, an Elven Bard

Defender Lluna Solarchild of Zoluren, a Human Paladin

Lundgaard Waering of Zoluren, a Human

Battle Empath Melindrha Quinnell, a Halfling Empath

Micwolf Winterlorn, a Human

Mykk Dalys of Elanthia, a Halfling

Niprud Renwald of Elanthia, an Elf

Niteshiver Vodou of Elanthia, a Human Bard

Healer Paschein WellBorne, an Elothean

Troubadour Raaziaar Dvinegis, a Human

Rhidian Cambringth of Zoluren, an Elf

Fateweaver Seyjan Turquen of the Gypsies, an Elf

Monk Shantavi Leshath, a Prydaen Cleric

Empath Shaunn Vasparion of Elanthia, a Halfling

Huntress Shiffira Laspathian, a Human Ranger

Starlighte Sylvansong of Therengia, an Elven Bard

Bard Taigue Ruarai, a Prydaen

Sympath Triesse Andaganon, an Elf

Varala DelwenLa'Femme, an Elf

Tale Singer Whozyii Solitzu of Elanthia, a Human

Madrigal Xaphira Vonara of Zoluren, an Elothean Bard

Yez Audru-Olkan, an Elf

Ysselt Ja'Haadraan of Elanthia, an Elf

 

 

 

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         SET LIST

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A Warrior True

Soul of the People

The Ballad of Shotokyu the Paladin

The Story of Anlorahlhe

Wren and the Red Winter War

Life of the Dance

The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast by Bard Williece Roscoei

The Kiss by Diva Charlotte Dacre

Aonghus And the Kilt (author unknown)

Sorrow's Bane by Brealin Forecaster and Kortny Horselord

Lady of the Lamp

A Song of Eluned

Tribute to a Friend

Dream Dancer

 

The After-Party:

 

Fyffe:  My Long Walk

A young Halfling lad:  Old Woolly Tanglefoot

Kortny:  War the Source of Riches

Kortny:  "Fold away all your bright-tinted dresses" (dedicated to empaths)

Starlighte:  "In days of old in a kingdom bold"

Derivan:  A Sheltered Grove

Xaphira:  What You Taught Me

Ysselt:  "For centuries down through the ages" (dedicated to 'a special someone')

Aengen:  Ma's Advice

 

 

 

 

 

Daerlynn exclaims, "Well... welcome everyone!!"

Daerlynn grins.

Daerlynn exclaims, "I am so glad to see everyone here... this is our eighth concert!!"

Daerlynn exclaims, "And tonight, we have a real treat!!!"

Bubbinster asks, "Free beer?"

Daerlynn sticks her tongue out at Bubbinster.

Daerlynn says, "I am sure most of you know of Kortny... "

Daerlynn says, "Master of storytelling... almost a lost art in the realms.."

Daerlynn exclaims, "So... without any more babbling from me.. which I know you did not come here to hear... let's hear it for Kortny Horselords!!"

Daerlynn lets out a hearty cheer for Kortny!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny bows.

Kortny says, "Thank you all for comming tonight."

Kortny says, "And thanks for Daerlynn for hosting this series of concerts."

Kortny smiles.

Kortny says, "I have a mixture of songs and stories tonight for you."

Kortny says, "including one new song."

Kortny says, "So without futher ado I will start with a few of my earlier songs and work forward."

Kortny says, "This song was written to inspire the young of the lands."

 

Kortny says, "A Warrior True by Kortny Horselord"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The traits of a warrior true

     Are open for all to view

     Humble about their deeds

     Always striving to meet their friends needs"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Tempers always held in check

     Good companions on a long trek

     They guard their friends backs

     And their courage is never found to lack"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "They never steal anothers kill

     And always are faithfull in their deals

     Always ready to lend a helping hand

     To the youngest or oldest in the land"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Novice or Lord

     They are a great assest to this world

     And when the starry road they finally take

     Half the realms will pause  to wait

     As they say there last good bye

     Many will have tears in thier eye"

 

Kortny bows.

Kortny smiles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "My songs where a bit rough in the early days as I struggled to find the way to put images to sound and words."

Kortny says, "Through the years we bards never can really agree on what a bard is."

Kortny smiles.

Kortny says, "this was my first attempt to define what I felt about us."

Kortny winks.

 

Kortny says, ""Soul of the people" by Kortny Horselords"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "When the taverns lie dark and quiet

     When the children no longer sing

     When the kings subjects are close to riot

     And you never hear a harps note ring"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "When life's drudgery has no joy

     And the people are without a soul

     When we all are the dark gods toys

     And when the enemies of this land take their toll"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Who guards the people's soul

     And brings a smile to every face?

     Who can topple down a Kings flag from a pole

     And is welcomed by every race?"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Where have the Bards all gone

     Who will keep the Kings in their place

     Who will raise up  a hero with a song

     Who will lead the lasses on a merry chase"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Because the value of a Bard

     Is tied to his duty you see

     Which is true from Therens Keep to Shard

     For they must heed the people's plea"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "So the next time

     A note of music you hear

     Take joy in the fact that this world it does bind

     And remember to always hold the music dear for all time"

 

Kortny bows.

Kortny smiles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "ok grab a beer, the more you drink the better it sounds."

Kortny winks.

Kortny takes a sip of his beer.

Kortny says, "Well alot of you know that I have a large number of ballads that I have written over the years."

Kortny smiles.

Kortny says, "Well this was my first, and it all started on a bet to see if I could make a friend of my famous."

Kortny winks.

 

Kortny says, "This is the ballad of Shotokyu the Paladin"

 

Kortny begins his Bardic performance for his audience.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "This is a story both sad and true

     That I am about to share with you

     Some illusions we hold dear

     Sometimes the truth to pierce we fear"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "This story starts where many do

     Deep in the caves the elves once knew

     A paladin bathed in light there strides

     Searching the darkness where evil now hides"

 

Kortny stands tall and strides forcefully around the room, you would swear he looks just like a paladin.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The day before a band of reavers a familey did slay

     Then continued on their way

     Innocent lives shattered by this foul band

     Who slaughtered them so cruelly out of hand"

 

Kortny looks like he is holding a young child cradeled in his arms and tears are flowing down his cheeks.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "To a need like this was Shotokyu sworn

     And it  was a burden that was gladly borne

     So when word did arrive

     He left to avenge those innocent lives"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "To this dark hole had the trail led

     Continuing on Shotokyu advanced to see what the darkness would shed

     Deep into the darkness did he penatrate

     Knowing that not to far ahead a great evil lay in wait"

 

Kortny squints at you as if the room was bathed in shadows.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Then as he came to one large cavern

     He saw massed against him

     Not the small band he had tracked

     But a full forty standing fast"

 

Kortny draws his cutlass and shield and readies himself for battle with a glint of steel in his eye.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "It never even occured to him to flee

     But with unbridled glee

     He flung himself on the foe

     Causing them great woe"

 

Kortny throws himself forward slashing at imaginary foes... or wait are they imaginary...

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And the foe was thrown back

     From the pure passion of his attack

     Then the glimmer of his white armor did disappear

     And a hero's death was near"

 

Kortny seems to be crushed under the weight of his enemies.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And with his last breath of air

     From him arose a strangled prayer

     And lifted high in the sky

     To Chadatru did it pass bye"

 

Kortny slowly empties his lungs.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A shaft of light did shine down

     And annoint that paladin in an etheral crown

     And where the sounds of death and combat had rung

     An unatural silence hung"

 

Kortny smiles as he looks up into the sky with a look of wonder and surpise on his face.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Then slowly within that shaft of light a paladin did rise

     To stand once again with a fire in his eyes

     And with a howl of glee

     He flung himself back into that fersome melee"

 

Kortny seems to glow with saintly halo as he flings himself back into battle.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And the sounds of combat did renew

     With a fierce rage he did attack anew

     And the screams and clangs of arms did sound

     Deep in that underground"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And with a mighty stroke in that darkend shaft

     Shotokyu cut the last reaver in half

     And as his enemy did fall

     He crumpled against a wall"

 

Kortny smiles as he swings his cutless in a mighty stroke comming a little to close to your head for comfort

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Now his armor stained with red

     He gasped for breath on that rocky bed

     Then he looked around

     And what he saw brought a frown"

 

Kortny frowns.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Because he knew that his work was not done

     Many more beasts would soon emerge with the setting of the sun

     To raze the land in their wrath

     If he and others like him did not stand in their path"

 

Kortny groans.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "With a slight groan he arose

     And limped out of that dark mine leaving his foes

     His strength and soul once more stood the test

     But for now he just needed rest..."

 

Kortny bows.

Kortny asks, "so do you think I won the bet?"

Kortny winks.

 

 

 

 

 

[back to Set List]

Kortny says, "Ok this next piece was requested by our lovely host."

Kortny says, "so I would like to dedicate it to her and her hard work."

Kortny takes a sip of his beer.

 

Kortny begins his Bardic performance for his audience.

 

Kortny says, "This is the story of Anlorahlhe by Kortny Horselords."

 

Kortny recites:

 

    "When the armies of the World Dragon Priests

     Had retreated to the area of the Black Hand

     The Elotheans and Elves of the shattered city of Shard

     Banded together to rebuild Shard and the province of Ilith."

 

Kortny recites:

 

    "It was during this time that Alec

     Built a symbol of that new peace with the Elves

     That symbol being the gondola that served to connect

     The elves with their Leth kin."

 

Kortny recites:

 

    "The Elves, honored by this act,

     Swore to guard and ensure the operation of the gondola

     It is at this point that our story begins."

 

Kortny pulls his hood up on his cloak covering his face in shadows.

Kortny leans forward.

 

Kortny darkly says, "But even as the Elves and Elotheans celebrated the rebuilding of their cultures, dark forces gathered to oppose them.  And it was in a deep hole that an evil necromancer began to chant. "

 

Kortny chants in a baritone voice:

 

    "Darkness, Darkness, come to me!

     Gather round and follow my decree!

     A heart of ice and anger of life!

     Create me a creature full of spite!

     Form claws that are so sharp and cruel,

     That they can slice those Elven fools!"

 

Kortny darkly says, "And as he chanted this evil spell, a creature was given life.  Seemingly nothing but claws and fangs, it's first step on this world sent a ripple through the magic of the land."

 

Kortny says, "An Elven mage whose age was beyond the memories of all but himself, felt the evil magic resonate in the lands.  And as it faded away, fate took possesion of him and he chanted these words with his dying breath:"

 

Kortny chants in a baritone voice:

 

    "As light turns so does darkness

     As darkness turns so does light

     When the powers of death bring forth life

     The powers of life must bring forth death"

 

Kortny chants in a baritone voice:

 

    "A mother's milk will quench the flame

     A noble's blood will talisman bring

     To the center must it go

     And wait there for it's appointed foe."

 

Kortny quietly says, "Now the Elves debated long and hard trying to discern the prophecy.  After five years of study, it was decided that they would create a talisman so full of the magic of life that it's mere presence would dampen the evil in the realms.  "

 

Kortny quietly says, "What exactly the Elven mages did to create the staff is unknown.  But after five years they appeared with a staff burning with a blue flame.  A hundred Elven mothers gave of their breasts milk to quench the magical flames that danced within the staff.  And thus was a talisman for good born."

 

Kortny says, "The leader of the Mountain Elves recognized that this talisman would be needed in the future and the safest place for it would be in the great temple in Crossing.  "

 

Kortny says, "She chose twenty of her finest warriors to escort the staff to the province of Zoluren.  To lead this war party she chose her daughter Anlorahlhe.  "

 

Kortny firmly says, "Now Anlorahlhe was the pride of the Mountain  Elves. There were many songs sung of her praising her beauty and her kindness.  "

The bandages binding Triesse's right hand soak through with blood as it begins bleeding again.

 

Kortny darkly says, "Unfortunately unknown to the Elves their actions had not gone unnoticed.  Spies for the necromancer watched as the war party readied itself for departure."

 

Kortny darkly says, "The mage summoned up his creature and infused it with his power.  He then sent it to intercept the Elves and destroy the tailsman.  The creature raced toward the Elven lands with great speed."

Xaphira frowns.

 

Kortny says, "The war band, having gotten ready, departed from the mountains and arrived at the gondola.  Anlorahlhe sent one half of her guard across to secure the northern platform.  "

 

Kortny says, "The gondola guided by an Elven mage returned to the south platform to pick up the rest of the party.  The spirits of the party were high and laughter and song filled the air as the party took their seats."

 

Kortny sighs.

 

Kortny sadly says, "No one noticed the small thump on the top of the gondola."

 

Kortny slowly says, "The beast attacked without warning.  The Elven mage operating the gondola was the first to die.  The guards leapt to fight but were flung back and overcome by the pure savagery of the beast.  In the end only the princess Anlorahlhe and the beast were left."

 

Kortny says, "Well, the princess held the staff in front of her and the beast was kept at bay.  But the princess had not been unscratched in the struggle, a red stain was now forming at her side."

 

Kortny exclaims, "Suddenly the prophecy was made clear to her!"

 

Several Halfling men stride purposefully up to the fireplace.  They deftly climb atop one another to form a tower of Halflings.  The man at the top grabs a beer mug from the mantel and passes it down.  They tumble off of each other and proudly walk back to their table.

 

Kortny glares at the halflings.

 

Kortny chants in a baritone voice:

 

    "A mother's milk will quench the flame

     A noble's blood will talisman bring

     To the center must it go

     And wait there for it's appointed foe."

 

Kortny sadly says, "She knew the  future would need this talisman and also what she had to do.  She reached down and ran the staff along the blood of the wound at her side."

 

(Kortny stamps the ground with a loud !!!THAMP!!!!)

 

Kortny says, "And a bright light enveloped the gondola, and Anlorahlhe's body fell to the ground.  The beast with a heart of ice was too strong to be overcome so easily but it was greatly weakened by the magic of life that shone forth."

 

Kortny says, "With a jerk of the ropes the gondola started to move again, with no hand to guide it.  The warriors having heard the cries stood ready on the platform.  But whatever they where expecting it was not the creature that sprang past them and fled down the ridge."

 

Kortny says, "The rest of the war band rushed into the gondola with cries of dismay.  All inside where dead and the enchanted staff was not to be found."

 

Kortny says, "Some say the Elves failed in their mission that day.  Others are not so sure, because that gondola with no hand to guide it still travels back and forth.  And a few have been said to hear a young lady weeping as if some duty had long kept her seperated from those she loved. "

 

Kortny quietly says, "But I guess only Anlorahlhe really knows the truth.  For now........."

 

Kortny bows.

Kortny takes a sip of his beer.

Kortny smiles.

 

 

 

 

 

[back to Set List]

Kortny says, "Well this next song was written during the aftermath of the gorbesh war."

Kortny says, "and was part of a petition to help us find Wren."

Kortny says, "I hope you enjoy it."

 

Kortny says, "I will now sing "Wren and the Red Winter War" by Kortny Horselord"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A swirl of destiny does flow

     Amid the rumours of war

     In this torrid soil a plot does grow

     And gives rise to the prophecies of lore."

 

Kortny slowly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A Chalice, a Bard, and a Lute

     All intertwined with blood and tears

     In this mixture an evil plan bears fruit

     As reality gives birth to our deepest fears"

 

Kortny sadly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A battle springs across the lands

     Warriors rally to the horns call

     The enemy comes with bloodstained hands

     And clash against the city's walls."

 

Kortny hopelessly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The cities are separated and heroes fall

     As the warriors battle for the gates

     Each town sends out an urgent call

     And through it all we wait our fates."

 

Kortny angrily sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A message from the enemy arrives

     A demand of just one bard's life

     To stop the wounded cries

     And put an end to this dreaded strife"

 

Kortny quietly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The answer is no and the bardess hides

     The chalice and lute are guarded closely

     To try to stop death's swift ride

     As the attackers ranks swell hopelessly"

 

Kortny hopelessly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Warrior, Priest, Bard, and Empath

     All fall to evil's sword

     The cities are lost to the enemies' wrath

     And at the gates the enemy now wards"

 

Kortny regretfully sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Gentle bard is taken at last

     Guardians of the lute are taken one by one

     All defenders fall to arrow, sword, and axe

     Many claim that the Gorbesh have won"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A standard rises and warriors rally

     The wounded heal and an army forms

     These stalwart warriors challenge the tally

     This army girds themselves all weary and torn"

 

Kortny emphatically sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The paladins lead and the warriors follow

     The towns are reclaimed one at a time

     But victory brings a harsh sorrow

     As violence is repaid in kind."

 

Kortny hesitantly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "As the world does recover

     And the foolish belive it has ended

     The wise discover

     That our last hope might have been left unattended."

 

Kortny slowly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A memory of three notes

     Bring the bards together

     They share a faint hope

     But they find just a wrens feather."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A voice to guide gives the way

     As one of each is gathered togather

     They all join to sing and pray

     And three step forward with a wren's feather"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Their faith brings its reward

     And Wren is saved from death

     But only her life will the god's ward

     But they give no guarantee for our last breath."

 

Kortny bows.

Kortny smiles.

Kortny takes a sip of his beer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "ok I think you all need to wake up a bit."

Kortny says, "so if the bards could join in and sing with me."

Kortny says, "lets see if we can cause a bit of chaos."

Kortny says, "I think most of you know this one."

Kortny says, "feel free to jump in and dance a bit."

 

Kortny says, ""Life of the Dance" by Kortny Horselords"

 

Kortny begins his Bardic performance for his audience.

 

Kortny slowly starts to play a beat on his boness matching each beat with an intricate dance step.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "I was born to the sound of a screaming cry,

     But I will dance till the day I die.

     Ever since I heard my first lullabye,

     I couldnt just let my feet lie."

 

Kortny smiles as he whirls around his cape and hair flying, as he taps a counter melody with his boots and spurs.

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Dance, dance, everyone dance!

     Come on, join in the romance!

     Come on, tap your feet!

     Come on, get off your seat!"

 

Kortny continues to dance, he suddenly whirls to a stop and winks at you then continues.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "When I was only three,

     A bard came and sang for me.

     With halting steps, I began to sway,

     And I did not stop dancing all that day."

 

Kortny bones's blur as a rapid dance rhythm escapes from them.

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Dance, dance, everyone dance!

     Come on, join in the romance!

     Come on, tap your feet!

     Come on, get off your seat!"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "When I finally reached the age of eight,

     Till after dinner I could hardly wait.

     For my family would move the table and chairs,

     And haul out their bardic wares."

 

Kortny leaps atop the bar and over a suprised looking halfling.

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Dance, dance, everyone dance!

     Come on, join in the romance!

     Come on, tap your feet!

     Come on, get off your seat!"

 

Kortny smiles.

Kortny winks.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Then I hit the age of thirteen

     And the prettiest girl I had ever seen

     Was swaying to the music.

     Oh wow, that did make me lose it."

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Dance, dance, everyone dance!

     Come on, join in the romance!

     Come on, tap your feet!

     Come on, get off your seat!"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Well I just turned twenty this day,

     And that pretty girl has had her say.

     Now I am all dressed up in my best,

     As we start the first dance, at our wedding fest."

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Dance, dance, everyone dance!

     Come on, join in the romance!

     Come on, tap your feet!

     Come on, get off your seat!"

 

Kortny slowly changes the tempo to hauntingly familier lullabye.

Kortny smiles.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Well music does warm our home today,

     Because a sweet baby in a cradle does lay.

     And as I sing softly, she moves her feet,

     To the rhythm of an unseen beat."

 

Kortny smiles as he speeds the tempo back up.

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Dance, dance, everyone dance!

     Come on, join in the romance!

     Come on, tap your feet!

     Come on, get off your seat!"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A young lad won my daughter's hand today,

     My daughter would never leave if I had my say.

     But my daughter looked me right in the eye,

     And these words she whispered as she said goodbye."

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Dance, dance, everyone dance!

     Come on, join in the romance!

     Come on, tap your feet!

     Come on, get off your seat!"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And I guess when I die,

     After my last friend has said goodbye,

     The chapel bell will give a ring,

     And a ghostly voice will softly sing."

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Dance, dance, everyone dance!

     Come on, join in the romance!

     Come on, tap your feet!

     Come on, get off your seat!"

 

Kortny smiles as he twirls to a stop, his cape and his hair twirling about him as he bows.

Kortny smiles.

Kortny says, "Thank you all for helping me with that one, and bartender put the damages on Bubbinsters tab."

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "Ok this next one is in honor of the people in this lovely town and it celebrates a lot of the things they love."

 

Kortny says, ""The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast" by Bard Williece Roscoei"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Come take up your Hats, and away let us make haste

     To the Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast.

     The Trumpeter, Gad-fly, has summon'd the Crew,

     And the Revels are now only waiting for you."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "So said little Robert, and pacing along,

     His merry Companions came forth in a Throng.

     And on the smooth Grass, by the side of a Wood,

     Beneath a broad Oak that for Ages had stood."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Saw the Children of Earth, and the Tenants of Air,

     For an Evening's Amusement together they bear.

     And there came the Beetle, so blind and so black,

     Who carried the Emmet, his Friend, on his Back."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And there was the Gnat and the Dragon-fly too,

     With all their relations, Green, Orange, and Blue.

     And there came the Moth, with his Plumage of Down,

     And the Hornet in his Jacket of Yellow and Brown."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Who with him the Wasp, his Companion, did bring,

     But they promis'd that Evening, to lay aside their Sting.

     And the sly little Mouse crept out of his Hole,

     And brought to the Feast his blind Brother, the Mole."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And the Snail, with his Horns peeping out of his Shell,

     Came from a great Distance, the Length of an Ell.

     A Mushroom their Table, and on it was laid,

     A Water-dock Leaf, which a Table-cloth made."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The fares were various, to each of their Taste,

     And the Bee brought her Honey to crown the Repast.

     Then close on his Haunches, so solemn and wise,

     The Frog from a Corner, look'd up to the Skies."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And the Squirrel well pleas'd such Diversions to see,

     Mounted high over Head, and look'd down from a Tree.

     Then out came the Spider, with Finger so fine,

     To show his Dexterity on the tight Line."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "From one Branch to another, his Cobwebs he slung,

     Then quick as an Arrow he darted along.

     But just in the Middle, --Oh! shocking to tell,

     From his Rope, in an instant, poor Harlequin fell."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Yet he touch'd not the Ground, but with Talons outspread,

     Hung suspended in Air, at the End of a Thread.

     Then the Grasshopper came with a Jerk and a Spring,

     Very long was his Leg, though but short was his Wing."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "He took but three leaps, and was soon out of Sight,

     Then chirp'd his own Praises the rest of the Night.

     With Step so majectic the Snail did advance,

     And promis'd the Gazers a Minuet to dance."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "But they all laugh'd so loud that he pull'd in his Head,

     And went in his own little Chamber to Bed.

     Then, as Evening gave way to the Shadows of Night,

     Their Watchmen, the Glow-Worm, came out with a Light."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Then Home let us hasten, while yet we can see,

     For no Watchman is waiting for you and for me.

     So said little Robert, and pacing along,

     His merry Companions returned in a Throng."

 

Kortny bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "ok now there are a few of you who are at the other side of the spectrium so I will drift a bit that way with these songs."

Kortny winks.

 

Kortny says, ""The Kiss" by Diva Charlotte Dacre"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The greatest bliss

     Is in a Kiss--

     A kiss of love refin'd,

     Then springs the soul

     Without control,

     And blends the bliss with mind."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "For if desire

     Alone inspire,

     The kiss not me can charm.

     The eye must beam

     With Chasten'd gleam

     That would my soul disarm."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "What fond delight

     Does love excite

     When sentiment takes part!

     The falt'ring sigh,

     Voluptuous eye,

     And palpitating heart."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Ye fleet too fast--

     Sweet Moments, last

     A little longer mine!

     Like Heaven's bow

      Ye fade --- ye go

     Too tremulously fine!. "

 

Kortny bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "this next one moves us a bit more in that direction and most of you will have heard it before."

Kortny smiles.

Kortny says, "but it is worth singing again. "

 

Kortny says, ""Aonghus And the Kilt"  author unknown."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Now Aonghus was a happy man for soon he would be wed

     He'd found a brisk and bonnie lass to take him to his bed

     But happier still his mother was that he had found a wife

     For truth be told she'd often feared t'be stuck with him for life!"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "In honor of the grand affair their wedding it would be

     She set about to weave a kilt the finest ever seen

     The night before the wedding when the kilt was finally done

     She called young Aonghus over and she tried it on her son."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "She wound the kilt about him and she wound and wound and wound!

     But when she'd finished winding it was still eight yards too long

     "Oh never fear, me bonnie boy, we'll simply cut it off,

     And to your blushing bride we will give the extra cloth."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Now Aonghus was so pleased you know his heart it swelled with pride

     He felt that he must rush right out to show it to his bride

     It was raining so he grabbed a cloak to shield him on the moor

     And in his haste to be away, his kilt slammed in the door!"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Now Aonghus was in such a rush to show off for his bride

     He never really noticed that he'd left his kilt behind

     He knocked upon her door, cryin' "Let me in I pray,

     I've something that you've got to see before our wedding day."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Well Brigit let him in you know but says, "You cannot stay.

     For I must have my beauty sleep before our wedding day!"

     "I'll only be a moment love, but it's so grand, my dear,

     You've really got t'see what I've got hidin' under here!""

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Now when the cloak was set aside, and Aonghus stood quite bare

     We must admit, she was impressed, and tried not hard to stare

     "My love, I'll ne'er see finer, though far and wide I'd roam!"

     "Oh, lass," he cried, "That's nothin'! I've eight more yards at home!""

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    ""That's nothin'! I've eight more yards at home!""

 

Kortny bows.

Kortny smiles.

Kortny takes a sip of his beer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "Ok these next few songs all hinged around events in my life."

Kortny smiles.

 

Kortny says, "This song which I helped very little on, was written to rally people to our side in the latest war."

 

Kortny says, "Sorrow's Bane by Brealin Forecaster and Kortny Horselord."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Citizens of Elanthia listen, take heed

      The realms are awash in hideous deeds

      An evil has challenged with his minions and fear

      Tis time for all people to waken and hear."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And who has come to sunder our lives?

      To take what he claims his, in all of his pride

      To creep and to plot for a means to his end

      And take sweet Elanthia from our hands to tend."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Beware Lord Sorrow for his name tells all

      Tis hardship he brings with pain to follow

      No safe path to tread with one such as he

      Wherever he goes he sows misery."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "All that has passed during these tumultuous times

      Has begun with three VISIONS, parables, rhymes

      Hodierna, a unicorn and a little lost lad

      All beg in these visions for help to be had."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Mages and Clerics fell senseless with visions

      While thru the lands Sorrow spread foul division

      No one could say what these visions foretold

      Paths were followed but soon grew cold."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The Book he sought but he found not

      Brave souls had discovered his rank plot

      They armed themselves with truth and sword

      And began the conflict, began the war."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "He covets the Book to tumble the Stones

      The grim wardens of Zaulfung's deadly bones

      But the Dwarves in their Hold stand firm and fast

      They guard the Book with their lives to the last. "

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "For should he hold the Book in his hands

      Undo the Stones and destroy the land

      There will be no place that is safe and free

      No place for you, no place for me."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "He's shown what he does to those who would flee

      Consider Marstan or Prayk and Sorrow's tender mercy

      Death to you if you dare leave his side

      Slavery for you if you stay and abide."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Tis past time to rise and heed the call

      All races, all guilds, all people follow

      Into the battle to put down this threat

     To obliterate Sorrow and all he begets."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "No one can afford *not soul drinker, the undoer of all

      He will unmake the world "

 

Kortny says, "There will be no world should Elanthia fall...."

 

Kortny bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny asks, "Ok now who remembers the Feastival up in Theren?"

Kortny says, "Well right before it began, I ran into a few gypsies in the Town green headed north."

Kortny says, "And a man told me a story there of a lost love and how he searched for her."

Kortny says, "I and a few others including Kithria wrote some songs to try to help him...."

Kortny says, "this is that song."

 

Kortny says, ""Lady of the Lamp" by Kortny Horselord."

 

Kortny wistfully sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Sweet lady of the lamp,

     Where have you gone.

     Poor Brashin been searching,

     For so..

                  so...

                          long....."

 

Kortny kindly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A young lad with stars in his eyes,

     His first wishes were power and fame.

     Tis forgivable because with his last

     He freed you from your bronze flame."

 

Kortny lovingly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "No longer trapped in your cursed Lamp.

     To you, love had come at last.

     Where so many others had cast you aside,

     He held you in love's tender grasp."

 

Kortny wistfully sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Sweet lady of the lamp,

     Where have you gone.

     Poor Brashin has not been this happy,

     In so..

                so...

                        long....."

 

Kortny regretfully sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "With the promise of adventure calling strong,

     And thinking his love was safe.

     Young Brashin left to see the world,

     And made a tragic mistake."

 

Kortny sadly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Hardening his heart to your teary pleas,

     He set off with walking staff in hand.

     His life was filled with wonder and discovery

     As he explored this wide land."

 

Kortny longingly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Sweet lady of the lamp,

     Where have you gone.

     Poor Brashin has been exploring,

     For to..

                 to...

                        long....."

 

Kortny longingly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Every morning's gentle kiss,

     Increased adventurer Brashin's longing heart.

     So at last he turned for home.

     And found an empty home and cold hearth."

 

Kortny hauntingly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Now again Brashin searches the land

     But instead of fortune and fame.

     He seeks his lost love,

     And asks you watch for her fair name."

 

Kortny regretfully sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Sweet Reliana of the lamp,

     Where have you gone.

     Poor Brashin now knows,

     He was so..

                       so...

                              wrong....."

 

Kortny bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny asks, "Ok does anybody here worship Eluned?"

Kortny smiles.

Kortny says, "Here is a song written for the Merlew about her."

 

Kortny says, ""A song of Eluned" by Kortny Horselord"

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Beneath a darkend sky,

     The waves dance to your song,

     The gentle sound of your sigh,

     Echos deep where no mortal belongs."

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "For where is knowledge found,

     But far from where men dwell,

     Deep in the ocean round,

     Where the bravest hearts do quell."

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Honored God and sailors friend,

     Guide us with your dolphine form,

     To our destination your protection lend,

     As we sail into the morn."

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "For wisdom is not born in all,

     But is given by your hand,

     And those with out will surely fall,

     And never see sight of land."

 

Kortny bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "Ok this song has been sung at severel funerals including the princes and a friend sung it at Cass's."

Kortny says, "I hope you enjoy it."

 

Kortny says, ""Tribute to a Friend" by Kortny Horselord. "

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The sands of time flow for us all.

     But in each day of our life,

     We give a small piece of ourselves to others.

     To stow away for after Urrem'tier's call."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Dear friend and companion through joy and tears,

     We have shared our lives and our dreams.

     So swiftly did you the starry road take,

     That there were some things left unsaid I fear."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A faint scent of smoke makes me remember those times long ago,

     When we sat by the fire and talked till the dawn.

     Would I have treasured those moments more,

     If your leaving I could have fortold?"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "A gentle song carried so softly on the breeze,

     Brings a vision of the nights of dance and song that we used to share.

     A friendship so deep and so strong,

     That not even the hand of death can cleave."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The time we have shared over many a year,

     Has bound us closer than I would of thought.

     And that small part of me that died with you,

     Has been filled with memories so dear."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "So goodbye is not needed today.

     For all the sights and sounds we experienced,

     Are bound in my heart.

     And there, they will always stay. "

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "So tonight I raise a toast to you old friend,

     As on our times together I do dwell.

     And when people should ask of you,

     Our shared adventures will I tell. "

 

Kortny bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "and that brings us to the point a few of you have been waiting for."

Kortny says, "my last song."

Kortny winks.

Kortny says, "This is a new one that I just finished,  and the first public performance... So I hope you enjoy it."

 

Kortny says, ""Dream Dancer" by Kortny Horselord"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "I saw her first when I was just a lad

     And sleep would not come easily to hand.

     I slipped away into the dark

     And entered a fairy land. "

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The moon shone bright across the clearing

     And the stars shone from on high.

     The nightingales started a melody

     In the hidden perches where they lie. "

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The flowers and grass swayed back and forth,

     In the wind with a gentle rustle.

     And then I saw a slender form appear,

     And could not move a muscle. "

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Oh Dream Dancer!

     Will you dance with me?

     Take my hand and let us dance,

     For all the world to see!"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "The night would flee so swiftly,

     With us hand and hand,

     As we moved in unison,

     To the sounds of a starlit land."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "We never spoke a word

     As the years fled by,

     But every time was bliss,

     Till the dawn would draw nigh."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Now as I face my elder years,

     And so many I love are gone.

     I eagerly seek her face,

     And we dance until the dawn. "

 

A chorus of voices join with Kortny's leading baritone as he sings:

 

    "Oh Dream Dancer!

     Will you dance with me?

     Take my hand and let us dance,

     For all the world to see! "

 

Kortny longingly sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Oh Dream Dacer!

     Will you dance with me?"

 

Kortny bows.

Kortny says, "And that concludes my performance for tonight."

Kortny smiles.

Kortny says, "A round of applause for all the bards who helped me on the chorus and the lovely host."

Kortny says, "And also all the pretty ladies in the audience who inspired me."

Kortny winks.

Kortny takes a sip of his beer.

Kortny bows to Daerlynn.

Kortny takes a seat.

 

 

 

 

 

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Daerlynn says, "Ok!!!  Before we end...."

Daerlynn says, "Two things..."

Daerlynn exclaims, "First... the next concert is in two weeks... here.. and Starlighte will be singing!!"

Daerlynn exclaims, "And two weeks after that, Xaphira!!"

Daerlynn says, "Thank you all for coming.. as a special treat..."

Daerlynn says, "After the last concert, a bard came to me, asking to sing one song at the next concert here..."

Daerlynn says, "I knew that we all here would encourage her.... and Kortny was gracious enough.."

Daerlynn says, "So. I would ask that we all warmly greet Fyffe...  "

 

Fyffe smiles.

Fyffe says, "First of all, I'd just like to say how much I enjoyed Kortny's performance, it was wonderful."

Fyffe smiles.

Fyffe says, "I've not performed in a long time... this is an older song of mine, not the one... well... we won't think about that song tonight."

Fyffe smiles.

 

Fyffe says, "This is a song of wandering and fate, it is called, 'My Long Walk.'"

 

Fyffe smiles.

Fyffe takes a deep breath, exhales, then smiles brightly.

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "As the morning is dawning

     My feet, they leave the yard

     I have no need for homelife,

     I must wander from the hearth!"

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "With simple dreams to guide me

     And everything to try,

     I set out toward the golden seas

     My spirit, towards the sky!"

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "Clouds all changing as they brush,

     Forming something new.

     My mind, it imagines fae and stuff,

     My belief is what is true."

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "My spirit floats along the breeze,

     My mind in fancy roams,

     My feet, they splash beneath the sea,

     My longing drives me on."

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "E'en through the long day

     I grow not weary of what I see

     My feet tap a rhythm all their own

     As they wander toward the sea."

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "My mind, imagines easily,

     As I wonder where my path will roam.

     My soul, unbound, flies fast and free,

     As I wander yet further from home."

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "Blistered and sore my feet may grow,

     My hearth, long grey and chill,

     Yet my mind trips lightly even so,

     My thoughts and dreams do thrill."

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "It's all so very far now,

     Yet still so oddly near,

     I touch a life then let it go,

     My heart knows naught of fear."

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "It is fate that leads us, at home and away.

     My fate revealed, my future divined.

     A flash of music, a glimpse of day,

     I ne'er tire watching my road unwind."

 

Fyffe sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "My mind knows not where I'll go today,

     My heart knows what I'll leave behind.

     My longing makes it impossible to stay,

     In my wanderings, it is my fate I'll find."

 

Fyffe bows her head as the last note trails off in a gentle decrescendo.

 

Fyffe smiles.

Fyffe says, "It was good to sing again."

Fyffe smiles.

Fyffe says, "I'd like to thanke Daerlynn and Heston for allowing me to sing, as well as Kortny for not minding me sharing the very tail end of the stage."

Fyffe grins.

Fyffe gets a medium star ruby from inside her traveler's pack.

Fyffe offers Kortny a medium star ruby.

Fyffe smiles at Kortny.

Kortny smiles.

Fyffe says, "I enjoyed it."

Kortny bows to Fyffe.

Kortny says, "my lady I would just have to tip it back"

Kortny winks at Fyffe.

Kortny declines Fyffe's offer.

Kortny grins.

Kortny says, "but it is appreciated."

Fyffe says, "Oh no, it was your performance."

Fyffe grins.

Kortny says, "and your song was well sung."

Fyffe says, "I just had a little bit of fun."

Kortny smiles.

Kortny says, "Let you in on a secret I am retired, just they are all in denial about it."

Kortny winks at Fyffe.

Daerlynn says, "We keep bringing him back..."

 

 

 

 

 

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A young Halfling lad, holding a large mug of ale, leaps in front of the fireplace, lets out a big whoop and bursts into a spontaneous song.

 

   "Old Woolly Tanglefoot, he has no teeth!

    He's a furball on his head that defies all belief!

    But you won't see me singing this when he's around

    Cuz old Woolly can still chase me from town!"

 

Heston says, "The Halfling just had to have his say too."

You say, "They always do."

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "I will now sing "War the Source of Riches""

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "What nonsense they talk who complain of a War

     Which makes us all greater and richer by far

     And tho' no War known, ever lasted so long,

     Yet this may go on to the end of the song."

 

Kortny winks.

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "I remember the time when we all were at peace,

     When rich men and poor men all liv'd at their ease

     When the great could drink claret, the midling sort port,

     And ale or grog flow'd for th' inferior sort.

     But war levels all, or makes us all rich,

     Whether buried in th' Abbey, or dead in the ditch. "

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "I remember, that formerly Cits worth a plum

     Were call'd very rich--but now such a sum

     Is a younger child's portion--since some worth a million

     Have fail'd!--or jigg'd off in death's dance of cotillion.

     Then what nonsense to talk of the horrors of War,

     Which makes the small great, and poor richer far."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Say, how can this happen

      has Zoluren more acres?

     No the land is the same, but your great fortune makers

     Without gold or silver can purchase the land,

     And this is the thing that some can't understand

     Now the things is as plain as your A, B, and C,

     For those that can't read can get money, we see."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "As thus--an army must have cloths and food,

     (With arrows and bolts for the enemies good,)

     Then who must supply them, and who are the factors?

     Why Agents, and Brokers, and Army Contractorrs.

     Traders A. B. and C. and so quite down to Zed,

     Men who cypher and sum, tho' they little have read,

     And if twenty-four of such letters agree,

     They establish a bank--Traders. A. B. and C."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Their notes go for plats, next year something more,

     The next for more still, till at length a full score

     Will scarce buy so much as a plat before

     Yet he who possesses the most of such rags,

     Is rich without silver or gold in his bags."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Then what nonsense to talk of the ruin of War,

     When such riches are coin'd without buillion from far

     Thus no one can tell what by War's won or lost,

     But the Tellers, who're paid for not telling its cost.  "

 

Kortny bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kortny says, "ok one for the empaths."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Fold away all your bright-tinted dresses,

     Turn the key on yours jewels to-day,

     And the wealth of your tendril-like tresses

     Braid back in a serious way"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "No more delicate gloves, no more laces

     No more trifling in boudoir or bower,

     But come with your souls in your faces

     To meet the stern wants of the hour."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Look around !  By the tourchlight unsteady

     The dead and the dying seem one-

     What! trembling and paling already,

     Before your dear mission's begun?"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "These wounds are more precious than ghastly-

     Time presses her lips to each scar

     While she chants of that glory which vastly

     Transcends all the horrors of war."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Pause here by this bedside.  How mellow

     The light showers on that brow!

     Such a brace, brawny visage, poor fellow !

     Some homestead is missing him now."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Some wife shaeds he eyes in the clearing,

     Some mother sits moaning distressed,

     While the loved one lies faint but unfearing,

     With the enemy's bolt in his breast."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Here's another - a lad - a mere stripling,

     Picked up in the field almost dead,

     With the blood through his sunny hair rippling

     From the horrible gash in the head."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "They say he was first in the action

     Gay-hearted, quick healed, and witty.

     He fought till he dropped with exhaustion.

     At the gates of our fair Crossing City."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Fought and fell 'neath the arrows aimed at that city

     With a spirit transending his years-,

     Lift him up in your large hearted pity,

     And wet his pale lips with your tears."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Touch him gently, most sacred the duty

     Of dressing that poor shattered hand!

      God spare him to rise in his beauty,

      and battle once more for this land."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "Pass on! it is useless to linger

     While others are callling your care

     There is need for you delicate finger,

     For your womanly sympathy there."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "There are sick ones athirst for caressing,

     There are dying ones raving at home,

     There are wounds to be bound with a blessing,

     And shrouds to make ready for some."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "They have gathered about you the harvest

     Of death in its ghastliest view

     The neaerest as well as the furthest

     Is there with the traitor and true."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And crowned with your beautiful patience,

     Made sunny with love at the heart,

     You must balsam the wounds of the nations,

     Nor falter nor shrink from your part."

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "And the lips of the mother will bless you,

     And Alfars, sweet visaged and pale,

     And the little ones run to caress you,

     And the wives and sisters cry hail!"

 

Kortny sings in a baritone voice:

 

    "But e'ven if you drop down unheeded

     What matter?  Fate's ways are the best

     You have poured out your life where 'twas needed,

     And fate will take care of the rest."

 

Kortny bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Starlighte sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "In days of old in a kingdom bold, there lived a fearsome dragon.

     And the King he was in great distress, and the countries spirits flagoned.

     Until one day there came a knight,he was handsome, bold, and charming.

     And he slew the dragon with his sword, with a smile that was so disarming.

     With a hey and a ho and a hey nany no,

     A smile that was so disarming."

 

Starlighte sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "Said the King I wish to know your name, but the knight said do not bother.

     For the name of a knight of the realm says he, is the same as any other.

     Said the King tonight in my daughter's bed, you shall take your leisure.

     And she'll reward you for your deed, with a night of exhausting pleasure.

     With a hey and a ho and a hey nany no,

     A night of exhausting pleasure."

 

Starlighte sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "One daughter she had raven hair,a maiden young and chaste.

     And she slept all night in the pale moonlight,naked to the waist.

     The other daughter she was fair,the fairest in the town.

     And she slept all night in the pale moonlight,naked from her small waist down.

     With a hey and a ho and a hey nany no,

     Naked from her small waist down."

 

Starlighte sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "Well the knight he spends many hour,behind the castle wall.

     But the ending to my story dear, isn't what it seems at all.

     For in neither bed of neither maid, was he repaid for his glory.

     But he slept all night with the King, instead for this is a fairy story.

     With a hey and a ho and a hey nany no,

     For this is a Fairy story."

 

Starlighte giggles.

You notice Starlighte slip into a hiding place.

 

 

 

 

 

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Derivan says, "now I wull sing 'A Sheltered Grove' by meself Derivan Hariar"

 

Derivan recites:

 

    "A good bard in a sheltered grove,

     He listened to the orchard grow,

     Glanced above, Glanced below,

     Watched the brances swing to and fro."

 

Derivan recites:

 

    "'Have I writen about my past?'

     He mumbled to the dew ridden grass,

     Blowing slow, Blowing fast,

     The wind rustled his thoughts of last."

 

Derivan recites:

 

    "'And have I writen of ladies fair?'

     His words carried on the misty air,

     Reaching here, Reaching there,

     Searching his heart, sifting through tears."

 

Derivan recites:

 

    "'Were wars fought without me knowing?'

     He felt the welt of arrows lodging.

     Soldiers coming, Soldiers going,

     He leaned on the old oak ever growing."

 

Derivan recites:

 

    "'Did I taste the finest Ale?'

     His lips waiting, his complextion pale,

     Liquor potent, Liquor stale,

     Small birds chirped across the Dale."

 

Derivan recites:

 

    "'And is my love as strong as yours?'

     He gazed into his glowing orb,

     Opening minds, Opening doors,

     The traveler stood and observed some more..."

 

Derivan recites:

 

    "A good bard in a sheltered grove,

     He listened to the orchard grow,

     Glanced above, Glanced below,

     Watched the branches as he left for home. "

 

Derivan bows.

 

 

 

 

 

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Xaphira recites:

 

    "Every experience teaches something...especially where one's heart is concerned.  This is entitled "What You Taught Me.""

 

(Xaphira slowly looks up with a cold, distant gaze.)

 

Xaphira quietly sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "You taught me so much that you'll never see

     How I can freeze even in summer's heat

     How to be alone when in someone's arms

     How to wall myself in from any harm."

 

(Xaphira looks down, as if briefly pained, but the emotion quickly disappears from her face.)

 

Xaphira hauntingly sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "Winter's chill wind sweeps o'er the land

     Darkness invades the place where I stand

     I open my arms to invite it in

     To a place where love and light had once been."

 

Xaphira sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "Everywhere I go there are shadows of you

     All that I see, all I hear, all I do

     Your voice in the wind and your scent in my bed

     Your stares in cold stars and your threats in my head."

 

Xaphira helplessly sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "I can't say when or where the change came

     But the man I once loved is no longer the same

     I became used to the suspicion and pain

     The sunlight irreversably turned into rain."

 

(Xaphira gazes up pleadingly, flinching from something unseen.)

 

Xaphira hopelessly sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "Winter's chill wind sweeps o'er the land

     Darkness invades the place where I stand

     I open my arms to invite it in

     To a place where love and light had once been."

 

(Xaphira falls to her knees)

Xaphira draws forth an ornamental ivory dagger with a carved hilt.

 

Xaphira darkly sings in a soprano voice:

 

    "Winter's chill wind sweeps o'er the land

     Darkness invades the place where I stand

     I open my arms to invite it in

     To a place where love and light had once been."

 

(Xaphira slowly stands, gripping her dagger, her eyes flashing with a dark light, and gazes coldly at the door, as if waiting, as the last notes of the song echo around you.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Ysselt says, "To a special someone, I dedicate this."

 

Ysselt slowly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "For centuries down through the ages,

      I knew I'd find one of my kind,

      And I felt not a fear of finding you here,

      For I knew you'd be there at my side!"

 

Ysselt tenderly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "And through all the time we'll be together,

      You'll be my strength and my pride,

      And if all the long years bring an ocean of tears,

      I'll fear nothing with you at my side."

 

Ysselt smiles.

 

Ysselt sweetly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "And now here we stand with each other,

      Our faith has been tested and tried,

      We'll say as we stand to the world hand in hand,

      I'll fear nothing with you at my side."

 

Ysselt lovingly sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "When we have grown old together,

      We'll look back on the roads we did ride,

      I'll say to you what the years have made true,

      I feared nothing with you at my side."

 

Ysselt gazes fondly at Derivan.

Ysselt smiles.

Ysselt bows.

Ysselt closes the cover of her songbook, the clasp catching with a delicate "click".

Ysselt puts her songbook in her spidersilk backpack.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ysselt commands to Aengen, "Sing!!"

Xaphira lets out a hearty cheer for Aengen!

Aengen exclaims, "okay, but no groans about old songs, why don't I have something new!"

Aengen grins.

Aengen exclaims, "and sing with me!"

You say, "I'll have your drink ready."

You wink at Aengen.

Aengen grins at you.

 

Aengen begins her Bardic performance for her audience.

 

Aengen says, "When I was just a young girl setting out in the world eager and green, my mother gave me a piece of advice which has stood me in good stead many a time since."

 

Aengen gazes about and, catching your eye, grins unapologetically.

 

Aengen teasingly says, "Well, truth to tell, she gave me a great *many but this one, I remembered."

 

Aengen bends her head over her instrument, coaxing a lively, simple melody from the strings.

 

Aengen says, "Gentle audience, I crave your indulgence as I risk your ears - and I will share with you "Ma's Advice"."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "As I was walking through the town

      As I went up, as I went down

      I met a thief all dressed in grey

      Who said he'd steal my heart away."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "Oh no, I said, this will not be

      Good sir, my mother fore-warned me

      Said she, "My daughter, take good care -

      Kiss them quick and leave them there"."

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "I kissed the thief all dressed in grey

      And winked and wandered on my way."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "As I was walking up the road

      As I sang high, as I sang low

      I met a paladin shining bright

      Who said he'd be my own true knight."

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "I buffed him up and thanked him fair

      Then kissed him quick and left him there."

 

Aengen smiles reminiscently, innocently remarking "He said he wanted to see if we could "make his soulstone shine in the dark!"."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "As I climbed up a mountain high

      (I speak no truth, I speak no lie)

      A charming ranger came my way

      And took my hand and bid me stay."

 

Aengen rolls her eyes, and whispers behind her hand " he *said* he wanted to show me "a little bit about skinning"...."

 

Aengen snorts, loudly.

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "I let him track me for a while

      Then kissed and left him with a smile."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "I chanced on a Trader, rich and rare

      Who stayed my step and spoke me fair.

      I rode with him, both up and down

      To pass the time from town to town."

 

Aengen looks rueful, exclaiming "And a rough and bumpy ride it was!"

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "But at ride's end I bade farewell

      And kissed and promised not to tell."

 

Aengen winks at you, whispering "Well, I'm not telling *much*!"

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "As I was travelling light and free

      A handsome empath chanced on me

      He touched me in that way they will

      And cleaned and healed me of all ill."

 

Aengen dreamily says, ""Say what you will, NO one else can touch like an empath can....""

 

Aengen flushes slightly and picks up the tempo.

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "I thanked him for his touch so rare

      And kissed him quick and left him there."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "I met a war mage tall and grim -

      Hard work to get a smile from him!

     His Ice Patch made me fall quite hard

      But he warmed me up with his Fire Shard."

 

Aengen catches the eye of an elderly War Mage in the audience and blows him a kiss, causing him to blush an alarmingly bright red.

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "His magic almost made me stay

      But I kissed him quick and ran away."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "I danced my way by land and sea -

      A barbarian fighter danced with me.

      With wrapped and twining limbs we'd spin

      Parry and stalk and dance again."

 

Aengen shivers.

Aengen fingers dance over the strings, coaxing a spill of notes like laughter from her instrument as she spins, stamping her feet playfully.

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "Oh, he was sweet, and he was wild

      But I kissed him quick and was not beguiled."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "As I was roving one night late

      A moon mage told to me my fate.

      He tossed my bones and said he'd be

      My pleasure and my destiny."

 

Aengen flashes a laughing glance at you through her lashes.

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "Oh he was fine and he was fair

      But I kissed him hard and left him there."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "A Cleric in the temple said

      That he was sure I'd raise the dead.

      I thought it was a peevish whim

      But he swore I was raising him!"

 

Aengen blushes and looks unconvincingly appalled.

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "I prayed his pardon, he prayed I stay

      But I kissed him demurely and went on my way."

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "As I sang in an inn so fine

      A fellow bard sprang for the wine.

      I kissed him once, he kissed me twice

      (Seems his ma gave him good advice!)"

 

You exclaim, "Go Bard!"

Aengen grins at you.

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "He kissed me quick, he kissed me fair

      He winked at me and left me there."

 

Aengen gasps in disbelief.

 

Aengen wryly exclaims, "And he stiffed me for the tab, too!"

 

Daerlynn's alto, Heston's mezzo-soprano and Xaphira's soprano join with Aengen's mezzo-soprano as she sings:

 

    "A bard is free, a bard is fair

      A bard travels wild as the open air

      She'll play your heart away from you

      Then sing it back as good as new."

 

Aengen gazes about, her eyes travelling the crowd appraisingly. Catching your glance, she gazes at you expectantly.

You stand near Aengen.

 

Aengen sings in a mezzo-soprano voice:

 

    "Now my song is over, I hope it has pleased

      And I need a drink for the thirst it has raised!"

 

You offer your Cinnamon-Peach mead to Aengen.

Aengen gives you a smooch!

Aengen beams at you!  What a warm feeling!

Aengen has accepted your offer and is now holding a mug of Cinnamon-Peach mead.

 

 

 

 

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         THE GUEST LIST

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Kortny Horselord of Elanthia, a Human. [back to Guest List]

He has violet eyes, long thick auburn hair that is braided, and fair skin.

He is young for a Human.

He has a short scruffy mustache on his upper lip and a short rough beard.

He is in good shape.

 

He is wearing a chain shirt, a small bronze badge cast in the shape of a gladiola, a misty grey bag, a sturdy weapon harness, a hand-stitched traveler's pack, a misty grey belt, an albatross feather, some chain greaves, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a suede gem pouch, a sjatmal gwethdesuan and a light crossbow.

 

 

Adhikari Rayfe'l, a S'Kra Mur Empath. [back to Guest List]

She has slitted grey eyes and green-brown scales.

She is young for a S'Kra Mur.

She has a tattoo of a pair of serpents entwined around a hemlock blossom on her shoulder.

 

She has deep slashes across the abdomen, deep cuts across the tail.

 

She is wearing a sturdy black backpack, a draw-string canvas pouch appliqued with dried starfish, a beautiful mask of Peri'el , an indigo gossamer sarong, a hip belt of delicate silver links dangling with tiny enameled blossoms in a rainbow of colors, a worn golden medallion, a pink Appease rose, a wire and amber pin, some beaded-deerskin sandals, a polished abalone shell necklace suspended from a cord of braided seaweed, a handcarved teak herbalist's case clasped with a crystal jadice flower, a shoulder satchel, an embossed copper armband, a twisted cambrinth armband, a silver drop earring set in the center with a carved mountain agate, a crystal king snake tailband and a grey gossamer cloak that flows over the shoulders and trails down the back like twilight mist.

 

 

Aengen Paranien of Zoluren, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

She has amber eyes, very long thick black hair that is braided, and black skin.

She is young for an Elf.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a stone tankard painted with a phoenix, a journey-worn instrument case, a soft yellow Idon's trumpet, a supple suede cloak intricately dyed to resemble cascading dark brown and golden hawk feathers, a twisted amber wristlet, a high-collared cotton shirt with wide sleeves, a woven leather belt adorned with tiny brass wrens, a dagger thigh sheath, some soft tan doeskin pants, some soft twilight-grey owl-winged boots clasped with amber, a weathered traveler's pack, a nutmeg brown harness, an amber silk long pouch, a carved simple pick, some leathers, a brown thigh pouch, a smoky topaz fox bauble, a lantholite gwethdesuan and a sjatmal gwethdesuan.

 

 

Warrior Mage Aleximarus Naelyan, a S'Kra Mur. [back to Guest List]

She has slitted crystal blue eyes and golden scales.

She is young for a S'Kra Mur.

She has a tattoo of a lounging steel-blue dragon with slitted violet eyes and outstretched silver wings sunning itself on her arm.

 

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

 

She is holding an irregular gwererest shell in her right hand.

She is wearing a ghoul-skin sling, a sardonyx dolphin bauble, a red jasper goose bauble, a carved black ironwood ring resembling a dragon coiled around a ruby rose, a belted viper-skin baldric fastened with a chiseled iron dragon buckle, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a reaver-pelt sack, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a silver tail barb, a bronze dragon pin, a carved jade dragon pin with tiny faceted ruby eyes, a soft white leine with scintillating prismatic dragons curling down its billowing sleeves, a dark blue tapestry cloak with a wide sable shawl collar, some deep blue woolen socks with silvery dragons embroidered along the tops, a bold animite dragon pendant inset with fierce eyes of ocean-blue spinel, a wide blued steel tail-band inlaid with two dueling cambrinth dragons, a silver ring embellished with a carved cambrinth dragon, a dark green leather thigh pouch branded with a stylized dragon, a loose linen swordswoman's shirt with a soaring steelsilk dragon embroidered on the back, a platinum dragon head amulet with emerald green eyes that seem to blink sleepily, a cambrinth armband carved into the shape of interlocked leaping dolphins, a gold armband in the shape of a dragon with diamond fangs, a pure white thigh bag, some golden viper-skin boots embroidered with rampant black dragons, a dark blue ankle sheath bearing a black stylized dragon, a leather sheath with a sinuous wrought-silver dragon wrapped down its length, a wooden goose trinket, a cambrinth ring with a black ironwood setting shaped like a dragon, a misty-grey windfish-scale haversack, a pewter tankard etched with a stylized dragon clasping its tail in its mouth, a dusky blue nightweaver-silk handfasting cord studded with carved crystalline stars, a steel necklace of interlocking wire dragons, a rich sable leather travel pack emblazoned with a scintillating prismatic dragon, a platinum engagement ring set with two emerald dragons clutching a brilliant blue sapphire, a sjatmal gwethdesuan, a ebony longbow and a pale peach vela'tohr flower.

 

 

Anliis Vanderhal, a Gnome. [back to Guest List]

She has one violet eye and one blue eye, long straight brown hair that is braided, and fair skin.

She is young for a Gnome.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a soft felt vanity case dyed with a myriad of autumn hues, some mini leather legguards, a delicate silver rose ring, a silver engagement ring, a nutmeg brown cloak, a twisted cambrinth armband, a shagreen instrument case embossed with the golden emblem of the Bards' Guild, a cerise silk surcoat embroidered with a grey horned owl, a chain balaclava, a brushed silver locket, a carved pick, a pair of sky blue satin slippers tied with tiny green ribbons, a slender hairpin set with a carved wooden owl, a charm bracelet, a pink pearl necklace, an albredine crystal ring, a waermodi gwethdesuan, an arm pouch, a tanned la'tami hide book bag clasped with a yellow topaz owl, a target shield, a split traveler's skirt lined with rabbit fur, some quilted ring mail and a short bow.

 

 

Artey Faenillica, a Human Bard. [back to Guest List]

He has jade eyes, very long straight red hair that is braided, and copper skin.

He is young for a Human.

He has a short thin mustache on his upper lip and a sparse beard.

 

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

 

He is holding a mug of snowfire beer in his right hand.

He is wearing a large sack, some boots, a carved pick, a blue gem pouch, a blue gem pouch, a short bow, a battered oval shield, an articulated blued-steel weapon harness with interlocking plates engraved with the form of a regal lion and some animite-etched field plate armor with golden pauldrons.

 

 

Asera Ri'sel, a Prydaen. [back to Guest List]

She has cat-slitted gold eyes, a shoulder length thick honey mane that is tousled, and tawny fur with a white belly.

She is young for a Prydaen.

 

She has faint scuffing to the head, faint scuffing to the right arm, faint scuffing to the right leg, minor swelling and bruising around the left hand, some tiny scars across the left hand.

She is in good shape.

 

She is holding some sugar roasted almonds in her left hand.

She is wearing an azure wristlet, a bard blue ring, a leather reinforced aventail, some steel-studded bracers, some reinforced greaves, a sturdy backpack, some burgundy leather leggings, a carved beryl nightingale bauble, a hide breastplate, a deep ebony harness, a lumpy bundle and an ordinary shield.

 

 

Madrigal Blaayd halfhaind, an Elven Bard. [back to Guest List]

He has silver eyes, shoulder length curly silver hair that is loose, and fair skin.

He is young for an Elf.

He is clean shaven.

 

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

 

He is holding a sunstone wren bauble in his right hand.

He is wearing a blackened visored chain coif, some blackened mail gloves, a deep gold satin pouch, an Elothean silverwillow crossbow, a silvery chicken-painted shield, a weathered beisswurm backpack, a jeweled tin whistle hairpin, a gold-chased woodwind case, a silk-lined woodwind pouch, an indakar wren charm, a braided ivory ring bearing the crest of the Bard's Guild, a platinum ring bearing the crest of the Bard Guild, a lockpick case with a detailed painting of the western mountains, a deep blue woolen jacket fastened with carved rowan buttons bearing an embroidered Bards' Guild badge on one sleeve, a carved lapis-inlaid pick, a thigh quiver, a carved wooden wren hanging from a soft leather cord, a delicate gold necklace with a small Bard Guild crest charm, a tiny nightingale charm, a pewter tankard etched with a stylized dragon clasping its tail in its mouth, a silver jackal earring, some smoke grey wolfskin boots, a creamy white gardenia wreath, some silvered chain, a black leather split-strap sword belt with silver inlays, a grendel-skin utility belt and a pitch-black crossbow.

 

 

Bubbinster Bladebender of Elanthia, a Dwarf. [back to Guest List]

He has black eyes, very long thick blue-black hair that is braided, and tanned skin.

He is young for a Dwarf.

He has a thick bushy mustache that droops heavily on his upper lip and a long shaggy beard.

He has a tattoo of a skull and crossbones on his arm.

 

He has faint scuffing to the right arm, faint scuffing to the chest.

He is in good shape.

 

He is holding a mug of snowfire beer in his right hand.

He is wearing a green and bronze mask etched with the crest of the Tavern Troupe, some black broadcloth pants with a row of gold coins stitched up the side, an emerald green mantle, a bronze brooch, a wide dwarven mining belt of sturdy worn leather, some black silk stockings, some black shoes, a black velvet cummerbund, a steel-rimmed monocle, a black velvet tail coat, a black velvet bowtie, a pewter tankard etched with a stylized dragon clasping its tail in its mouth, a journey-worn instrument case, a sturdy black backpack, a canvas field kit, a claymore sheath, a carved black pick, a black velvet tabard, an ornate scabbard, a black silk shirt adorned with beveled platinum cufflinks, a black tankard-shaped badge etched with the insignia of the Tavern Troupe, some massive plate armor, a dark blue armband embroidered with the heraldic device of the Stone Clan Militia, a burlap bag, a tarnished silver whiskey flask and a woven sack.

 

 

Bandit Cavryn Theiler, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

 

You cannot make out her features with the clothing she is wearing.

She is young for an Elf.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a lightweight carved-stock crossbow, a black crystal choker accented with dyed black gryphon feathers, a creamy silk bodice, a fitted doeskin skirt, some spidersilk stockings, some soft black leather thigh-boots, a cut glass nightingale earring, an oaken bolt box acid-incised with images of hunting nobility and fierce animals in a wooded glen, a double-wrapped leather sword belt tooled with wandering rose vines, a delicate gold rose ring, some gold hair beads, a deep amaranth journey pack, a black velvet hip pouch embroidered with gold stars depicting the Shrike and a long dark hooded cloak.

 

 

Daerlynn Soulmyste of Elanthia, a Human Bard. [back to Guest List]

She has jade eyes, shoulder length straight brunette hair that is loose, and pale skin.

She is young for a Human.

She is in good shape.

 

She is holding an embossed ivory parchment invitation in her right hand.

She is wearing a tarnished silver whiskey flask, a tarnished silver ring inset with cambrinth skulls, a black tankard-shaped badge etched with the insignia of the Tavern Troupe, a diaphanous scarf of saffron silk batiked with carmine astrological symbols that is wrapped so that one end cascades down the back like a map of the heavens in fabric, some silvered chain woven over the heart with steelsilk links forming a white dove bearing a broken sword, some fringed moss-green suede falconer's gauntlets, a pale blue oval cameo locket, a set of thirteen golden bells embellished with leafy silver filigree, a belled anklet, a filigreed gold bracelet studded with frost opals and hung with tiny bells, a delicate brushed silver armband trimmed with a row of jade glaysker flowers, some hammered gold toe bells, a jangling golden hip-chain set with carved ivory roses, some dark green suede boots with rawhide laces, a carved pick, a dark amber ear cuff adorned with tiny silver bells, a silvery buckskin harness, a dark grey messenger's satchel reinforced with thick black leather, a forest green linen peasant blouse with a loose and daring neckline, a multi-colored tiered gypsy skirt that is gathered up highly on one side, a leaf-green suede garter with criss-crossed laces, a hip pouch, a gypsy kerchief, a diminutive cambrinth kingsnake, a silver mesh moonflower framed by delicate emerald silk leaves and a blackened chain coif with a silvery steel eye-guard.

 

 

Derivan Hariar of Zoluren, a Human. [back to Guest List]

He has crystal blue eyes, short straight dark brown hair that is loose, and tanned skin.

He is young for a Human.

He is clean shaven.

He has a tattoo of a wren perched upon a fisted gauntlet over a lute of gold on his arm.

He is in good shape.

 

He is holding a bottle of Sand Spit Rum in his right hand and a piping hot blueberry pie in his left.

He is wearing a heavy crossbow, a lantholite gwethdesuan, a blackened steel locket, an opal-inlaid silver flask, a Bardic Spirit Knot ear-stud, an etched Bard crest pin, a rough leather tinker's sack, a bronze medallion stamped with the image of a flying wren, a slender bow pouch delicately embroidered with tiny musical notes, a gold ring bearing the crest of the Bard Guild, a finely-woven crisp white shirt with pleated ruffs on the collar and cuffs, a bronze brooch, a soft silvery backpack, a sky-blue and ecru plaid kilt, a delicate gold necklace with a small Bard Guild crest charm, a silvery-white quiver, a sprig of mistletoe, some silver-edged mail, some metallic blue gauntlets, some tawny golden poloh'izh hide boots with bronze wren clasps, a sjatmal gwethdesuan, a black tankard-shaped badge etched with the insignia of the Tavern Troupe, a deep-blue silk armband embroidered with the Bardic Crest in silver thread and a metallic blue balaclava.

 

 

Driten Amlir, a S'Kra Mur Ranger. [back to Guest List]

He has slitted crystal blue eyes and green-brown scales.

He is young for a S'Kra Mur.

 

He has faint scuffing to the left arm, faint scuffing to the left leg, faint scuffing to the right hand, faint scuffing to the left hand.

He is in good shape.

 

He is wearing a silver engagement ring, a battered leather pack, some bloodstone armbands, a brushed silver locket, an albredine crystal ring, a dark blue ankle sheath bearing a black stylized dragon, a light tan pouch, a thigh quiver dyed in a brown and green camouflage pattern, a brightwork greatsword scabbard with a fire-gilded king snake wrapped down its length, some ankle-high Elven stalking boots, a leucro hide archer's cuff adorned with downy white feathers and silver embroidery, a black velvet long pouch, a light tan cloak, a wolf pin, some roan blue doeskin leathers, some leather gloves, a woven leather belt with a large silver buckle bearing the Ranger Guild crest, a beaded suede fletching pouch, a green leather mask, a lumpy bundle and a teak longbow.

 

 

Tale Singer Espritia Melodics, a Human Bard. [back to Guest List]

She has dark eyes, long curly black hair that is loose, and tanned skin.

She is fairly young for a Human.

She has a tattoo of a fiery red rose with licks of flame for petals on her shoulder.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a golden filigree devotional ring set with a sunstone carved into the shape of a singing wren, a delicate brushed silver armband trimmed with a row of jade glaysker flowers, a crimson silk pouch adorned with a crystal charm depicting Faenella's wren carrying a rose in its beak, a carved pick, some dainty kidskin sandals with silk ankle laces, a belled anklet, a leather sheath, a diamond band, a belt of heavy beaten gold medallions etched with a sunburst design and linked with tiny brass bells, a pale silver prayer bead chain, a golden-brown yew Faenella emblem suspended from a delicate golden chain, a full-skirted brilliant emerald silk gown, a pair of platinum snowflake earrings set with glacier emeralds, a black tankard-shaped badge etched with the insignia of the Tavern Troupe and a silk backpack embroidered with a wren sitting on a cat.

 

 

Fyffe Lish'Esturi, an Elven Bard. [back to Guest List]

She has bright green eyes, long wavy light brown hair that is loose, and tanned skin with a dragon-shaped birthmark on her neck.

She is fairly young for an Elf.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a Bardic Spirit Knot hair-clasp, some stark white weepers, a pale blue oval cameo locket, a softly-draped silk tunic stitched with intricate silver knotwork, a delicate silver necklace with a polished jade and amethyst disk-shaped pendant, a brushed silver ring set with identically carved jade and amethyst stones, a threadbare hooded cloak with a frayed hem, an old thigh pouch, some travel-worn boots, a thickly-padded instrument case, some simple leggings, a journey-worn traveler's pack and a carved silver pick.

 

 

Garret birmingham, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

He has amber eyes, long thick golden brown hair that is braided, and dark skin.

He is young for an Elf.

He has a large, thick, bristling mustache on his upper lip and a long fuzzy beard.

He has a tattoo of a black dragon kneeling at the feet of a red-robed wizard on his arm.

 

He has faint scuffing to the right arm, minor swelling and bruising around the left arm, faint scuffing to the left leg, some faint scars along the right hand, faint scuffing to the left hand, cuts and bruises about the chest area.

 

He is wearing a silver ring embellished with a carved cambrinth dragon, a cambrinth ring with a black ironwood setting shaped like a dragon, some spike-knuckled leather gauntlets with dragons tooled on the cuffs, a black leather cavalier hat with a long crimson plume, some rich sable dress leathers embossed with an Elven mage standing over a dragon, a dark blue ankle sheath bearing a black stylized dragon, a ruby teardrop earring, a marquetry lockpick case handcrafted with an inlaid design of a mariner's compass, a gold medallion symbolizing dedication to Meraud, a handmade blue silken knapsack adorned with delicately embroidered golden dragons, a voluminous black greatcloak embroidered with writhing dragons, a silky grey tabard depicting a black serpent emerging from an ivory moon, a dashing sable swordsman's shirt embroidered with dragons along the sleeves, a pair of black sable swordsman's pants with dragons stitched along the legs, a wide black sable sash embroidered with twin golden dragons, a dark green leather thigh pouch branded with a stylized dragon, a belted viper-skin baldric fastened with a chiseled iron dragon buckle, a hammered silver epaulet chased with the crest of the Warrior Mage's Guild, a pale blue oval cameo locket, a voluminous black surcoat embroidered with writhing dragons, a delicate silver eyelid piece shaped like a wizened claw, a twisted silver cloak pin inset with a cranberry glass fireball, a brightwork greatsword scabbard with a fire-gilded king snake wrapped down its length, a silver drop earring set in the center with a tear-shaped blue diamond, a bronzed cambrinth ring bearing the crest of the Warrior Mage Guild, a gold wedding band set with a black diamond panther and wolf supporting a ruby, an ironwood cloak clasp etched with the image of a falcon perched on a wolf, a gleaming platinum wristband etched with the crest of the Warrior Mage Guild, a silver falcon's feather tied to a wide beaded leather band, a buffed leather talisman case inlaid with engraved silver plates, a white leather writing case with a delicate silver hawk clasp, a matte black aegis etched with gold, a golden dragon head amulet with emerald green eyes that seem to blink sleepily, some steel-rimmed spectacles, some polished knee-high black top boots tooled with a dragon battling a wolf, an iron-studded leather war belt with an ornate fire-gilded dragon buckle, a twisted cambrinth armband, an ironwood staff topped with a coiled silver dragon holding a sphere and a pewter tankard etched with a stylized dragon clasping its tail in its mouth.

 

 

Elemancer Genevier Walderon, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

 

You cannot make out her features with the clothing she is wearing.

She is young for an Elf.

 

She has faint scuffing to the right arm, tiny scratches to the left hand, faint scuffing to the chest.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a black agate ring inset with a cambrinth shark, an ordinary shield, a narrow jade wedding band inlaid with a twining golden rose, an asketine leaf pendant, a seafoam-blue watersilk pack laced with ivory silk cords, a long dark hooded cloak, a soft gold-threaded skirt, a pair of pearl earrings, a wire and alexandrite pin, some soft black spidersilk stockings, a simple pewter charm bracelet, a tiny wooden tree pin, a heart-shaped golden locket, a white velvet ribbon, a sea-blue suede bodice with mermaid-shaped emerald clasps, some calf-high black suede boots with silver clasps, an obsidian rabbit bauble, a brightwork greatsword scabbard with a fire-gilded king snake wrapped down its length, a silver silk sash, a small velvet sack embroidered with tumbling dice, some silvery-white leathers, some shark fang-tipped gloves, an ivory-fanged leather cougar mask, a silver herb pouch, a buffed leather talisman case inlaid with engraved silver plates and a platinum ring bearing the crest of the Warrior Mage Guild.

 

 

Heston Falconsong, an Elothean. [back to Guest List]

She has crystal blue eyes, short straight auburn hair that is loose, and copper skin.

She is in her prime for an Elothean.

She has a tattoo of a curved dagger with a skull-shaped pommel on her back.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a somber black haversack, a fur-trimmed leather sporran with foxtail tassels, a dark journeyman's pouch adorned with blackened heron feathers, a gown of deep crimson silk circled about the hips with a softly draped black sash, a blue sapphire eyebrow ring with blackened heron feathers dangling to the side, a slender ebony ear cuff edged with turquoise, a blackened steel locket, a black wool scarf loosely draped over the head and around the neck and a heavy black greatcoat.

 

 

Jessibel Thorlandar of Elanthia, an Elven Bard. [back to Guest List]

She has crystal blue eyes, long wavy golden hair that is loose, and 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 holding some Bardic Spirit Knot earrings in her right hand and some Burdock's ale in her left.

She is wearing some twilight-blue gauntlets with black leather cuffs worked in raised silver, a silver gilt hauberk, a glittering chain balaclava, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, an ebony short bow, a long platinum hairpin set with a large sparkling emerald, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a snakeskin war belt, an amber-inlaid silver flask, a heart-shaped golden locket, some iridescent sharkskin thigh-boots, a ruby red nose-stud, a soft pink satin rosette, a belled anklet, a wire and moonstone pin, a deep blue leather instrument case embroidered with an exquisite butterfly in multi-hued thread, a platinum wedding ring, a sleeveless light blue linen dress patterned with tiny white flowers, a sky blue spidersilk bodice inset with sheer white gauze, some soft black lace stockings, a deep blue woolen jacket fastened with carved rowan buttons bearing an embroidered Bards' Guild badge on one sleeve, a pearl wren ring, a leather sheath, a soft pink satin rosette, a dainty jes-rose wristlet, a moonstone goat bauble, a copper butterfly trinket, a brass Bard trinket, a brass Elf trinket, a carved beryl crane bauble, a carved pick, a clear crystal necklace cut to look like a string of diamonds, a bronze dragon pin, an indigo spidersilk robe embroidered with an iridescent butterfly, a pristine white surcoat embroidered with a warrior maiden singing to a sleeping dragon, a jangling golden hip-chain set with carved ivory roses, a scalloped golden chain bracelet with dangling golden bells, a leaf-green suede garter with criss-crossed laces, a small ankle pouch with an embroidered strap, a Bardic Soul Knot pendant, a blue brocade backpack embroidered along the straps with a wren-in-flight pattern, a thigh quiver dyed in a brown and green camouflage pattern, a gold engagement ring set with a dark red ruby teardrop, a red gem pouch and a sjatmal gwethdesuan.

 

 

Novice Kiaha Ravenheir, an Elven Bard. [back to Guest List]

She has jade eyes, short straight red hair that is braided, and copper skin.

She is young for an Elf.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing some red silk stockings, a hooded cloak, a battered leather pack, a silver chain, a clear crystal necklace cut to look like a string of diamonds, a long pouch, a calf-length skirt and a silky white blouse.

 

 

Kithria Dustdanser, an Elven Bard. [back to Guest List]

She has jade eyes, long wavy honey hair that is loose, and fair skin.

She is young for an Elf.

She has a tattoo of an iridescent winged butterfly on her leg.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a silk backpack embroidered with a wren sitting on a cat, some deep blue chain patterned in silvery-white steelsilk with dazzling stars entwined among hemlock blossoms, a low-cut white lace summer dress woven with golden ribbons, some dainty kidskin sandals with silk ankle laces, a tiny pale yellow honeysuckle, a hip-slung leather sword belt with ornate bronze buckles and fittings, a lapis lazuli Bard bauble, a cerulean wool cloak embroidered with ivory nightingales and lined in silk, a thigh quiver, a long mesh weapon harness, a dragon's heart ring, a golden ring set with a sapphire carved in the shape of a winged dragon, a shimmering scarf of pale golden silk that drapes gently around the neck, a cat made out of rough ivory seashells, a jangling golden hip-chain set with carved ivory roses, an archer's caracal-pelt bracer, a delicate enameled oval locket, a dusky silk rose, a carved silver pick, a lemon-backed hickory longbow and a jadeite gwethdesuan.

 

 

Defender Lluna Solarchild of Zoluren, a Human Paladin. [back to Guest List]

She has crystal blue eyes, shoulder length wavy silver hair that is loose, and fair skin.

She is fairly young for a Human.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a black tower shield emblazoned with a wounded white unicorn rampant over an enormous red moon, a sjatmal gwethdesuan, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a pitch-black crossbow, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a silver ring inlaid with a tiny cambrinth goshawk, an amber and black plaid kilt, a royal blue greatcloak with a braided gold fourragere draped over the left shoulder, a braided spidersilk ribbon, a crystal charm hung from a fine silver chain, a platinum-hued armor pack shot through with narrow strands of steelsilk, a side-laced silk shirt, a slender silver bracelet set with dark red ruby teardrops, a delicate pouch woven with the fibers of various herbs, a silver ring engraved with the image of a moon and sun, a wide leather Therengian war belt riveted with decorative pewter plates, a pair of leather thigh boots fastened with ruby and silver buckles, some massive plate armor, a pair of mesh rainbowed handguards, a rainbowed great helm and a black leather bullwhip.

 

 

Lundgaard Waering of Zoluren, a Human. [back to Guest List]

He has gold eyes, short straight black hair that is loose, and copper skin.

He is young for a Human.

He has a scruffy growth of stubble on his face.

He has a tattoo of a ghost ship floating in the eye of a swirling funnel of water on his arm.

 

He has faint scuffing to the neck, faint scuffing to the left arm, faint scuffing to the right leg, cuts and bruises about the left leg, faint scuffing to the right hand, faint scuffing to the chest, minor swelling and bruising in the abdomen compounded by cuts and bruises about the abdomen, cuts and bruises about the back.

 

He is wearing a midnight black cowl, some aged leather combat armor with a faint seal over the breastplate, some reinforced hide gloves, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a platinum wedding ring swirled with obsidian veins inset with a misty black diamond, some thick hiking boots with polished brass buckles, a ceremonial black leather kilt with etched bronze buckles, a soldier's supply bag, a silver flask, a blood red swashbucker's sash, a thin leather shirt fastened with tarnished dark silver buttons, a roughly-braided leather armband, a blackened steel locket, a belted leather baldric, a supple sharkskin traveler's pack with a blackened flap fastened by an intricate scrimshaw clasp and an etched crystal staff shod with silver at both ends.

 

 

Battle Empath Melindrha Quinnell, a Halfling Empath. [back to Guest List]

She has crystal blue eyes, very long curly strawberry hair that is loose, and tanned skin.

She is a whippersnapper for a Halfling.

She has a tattoo of an iridescent winged butterfly on her ankle.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a silvery-white velvet pouch, some fitted black wolfskin trousers, a side-laced silk bodice, a silver filigree and cambrinth earring, a platinum veneered cambrinth ring bearing the crest of the Empath's Guild, an ivory-tinted steelsilk pack that has been embroidered in spidersilk, a pale silver prayer bead chain, a gold and silver filigree locket, some spidery silver-rimmed spectacles, a handcarved teak herbalist's case clasped with a crystal jadice flower, a translucent spidersilk scarf fastened with a diamond rose, a black tankard-shaped badge etched with the insignia of the Tavern Troupe, a diamond engagement ring, a dragon's heart ring, a slender silver eyebrow ring, a bright silver albredine ring, a coal black raven charm, a witch ball, some beaten silver toe bells, a black leather bullwhip, a spidersilk donations pouch for gifts and fancies, an ivory spidersilk garter edged in Elven lace and tiny seed pearls and a cheerful ivory ram charm.

 

 

Micwolf Winterlorn, a Human. [back to Guest List]

He has hazel eyes, shoulder length thick black hair that is loose, and tanned skin.

He is young for a Human.

He has a thin bushy mustache on his upper lip and a short stringy beard.

He has a tattoo of a roaring lion over a set of scales weighing a sword and an olive laurel on his arm.

 

He has faint scuffing to the right arm.

He is in good shape.

 

He is wearing a pilgrim's badge, a heavy S'lai crossbow, a polished silver necklace made of crescent moon-shaped links with a ruby-eyed onyx wolf pendant, a lantholite gwethdesuan, an ebon-hued pouch, a somber black snakeskin moneybelt with an antiqued white gold wolf's head belt buckle, a lavishly engraved jade incense case, a Katamba black leather armband intricately tooled with a sword-crossed scale, a lion's tooth, some wolfskin leathers, a supple dark leather bag embroidered with a gauntleted hand squishing a thief, a tower shield, a pitch-black cowl, some spike-knuckled leather gauntlets with dragons tooled on the cuffs, a sjatmal gwethdesuan, a black spidersilk weapons harness clasped with a burnished gold star, a sweeping black cloak with a regal high collar and rich gold embroidery, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a deep black traveler's pack fastened with a darkened steel claw-shaped clasp, a sculptured gold wristband displaying the crest of the House of Winterlorn, a cambrinth armband inset with a polished silver crest, a platinum ring bearing the crest of the Cleric Guild, a molded gold pin depicting a thief in the jaws of Chadatru's fierce lion, some well-worn black leather boots tooled with a faded emblem, some night-black obsidian prayer beads strung on a chain of white gold and a silver laminated bracer with a cambrinth cabochon set in its center.

 

 

Mykk Dalys of Elanthia, a Halfling. [back to Guest List]

You have blue eyes, short wavy black hair that is tied back, and tanned skin.

You are clean shaven.

You are in good shape.

 

You are wearing a faded violet satin ribbon, a white cotton shirt, some pleated red wool breeches cross-gartered from ankle to knee, a purple tapestry satchel embroidered with a gilded taffelberry branch -- the emblem of the Arthe Dale Trader's Guild, a double-wrapped leather sword belt tooled with wandering rose vines, a leather weapon harness, a willow backpack, a jadeite gwethdesuan and a kyanite gwethdesuan.

 

 

Niprud Renwald of Elanthia, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

He has ale-brown eyes, very long fine black hair that is tied back, and copper skin.

He is young for an Elf.

He has a scruffy growth of stubble on his face.

He is in good shape.

 

He is wearing a sling, a black gem pouch, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, an etched Bard crest pin, a carved silver pick, a silver grey arm pouch, a snakeskin belt, a copper cow trinket, a bronze cow charm, a black satin ribbon, some charcoal sirenfish-skin calf-boots, a sjatmal gwethdesuan, a gold ring bearing the crest of the Bard Guild, a ruby signet ring, a black leather cloak trimmed in silver, some hammered gold toe bells, a grey thigh pouch, a sturdy weapon harness, an onyx stud, some pearl grey armor, a fine mesh backpack sewn with a colorful patch across one strap and a silver laminated bracer with a cambrinth cabochon set in its center.

 

 

Niteshiver Vodou of Elanthia, a Human Bard. [back to Guest List]

He has jade eyes, shoulder length curly black hair that is loose, and dark skin.

He is in his prime for a Human.

He has a scruffy growth of stubble on his face.

He is in good shape.

 

He is holding a dark gingerbread woman in his right hand.

He is wearing a sapphire anklet, an anklet made of interlocked black opal scorpions, a thick leather rucksack with bronze clasps, a dark silk cloak embroidered with a jade green dragon set with ruby eyes, a troll-claw necklace, a silver key with a spider-web design on the grip, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a black opal nose-stud, a jade stickpin, a light cinnamon quiver, a monogrammed leather weapons harness, a carved aqua pick, some black riding boots with silver spurs, a silver herb pouch, a soft gem pouch, a diamond band, a platinum ring bearing the crest of the Warrior Mage Guild, a golden silk handfasting cord swathed in sheer black lace, some fitted black wolfskin trousers, a lantholite gwethdesuan, a sjatmal gwethdesuan, an Elothean silverwillow crossbow and a fine black shirt.

 

 

Healer Paschein WellBorne, an Elothean. [back to Guest List]

She has green eyes, shoulder length thick blue-black hair that is loose, and fair skin.

She is in her prime for an Elothean.

She has a tattoo of faint blue bite marks on her right wrist.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a pair of platinum-heeled pearl grey boots, a sparkling crystal and ivory cameo, some soft-black leather breeches with sinuous steelsilk lacings, some wide platinum wristcuffs, a canvas field kit, a deep ebony lockpick case set with smooth onyx plates, an Elothean lace and crystal collar, an embossed greatsword sheath, a multi-stranded platinum hipchain with an eye charm, a narrow white gold wedding band, a dragon's heart ring, a flowing raw silk shirt with crystal buttons, a leather sheath, a fiery scarlet vela'tohr flower, a black tower shield emblazoned with a wounded white unicorn rampant over an enormous red moon, an azure-scaled poloh'izh hide cloak, a large spidersilk sack, a kyanite gwethdesuan, a jadeite gwethdesuan, a lifesculpted silverwood ring set with emeralds, some thin platinum-framed spectacles, some supple oiled leathers with a hand-tooled spread-winged raven along the front, some reinforced hide gloves and a leather cowl.

 

 

Troubadour Raaziaar Dvinegis, a Human. [back to Guest List]

He has blue eyes, short wavy golden brown hair that is loose, and tanned skin.

He is fairly young for a Human.

He is clean shaven.

He has a tattoo of two large intertwining snakes one with midnight black scales highlighted in silver and the other skeletal on his arm.

He is in good shape.

 

He is wearing a watered-steel sallet with a gilded dragon mask glaring down from the brow, some darkened steel gauntlets with spiked knuckle guards and serrated cuffs, a midnight black armor, a motley jester's tabard of faded green and gold satin diamonds, a sturdy black backpack and a golden badge molded into a miniature shield with an inlaid ebony dragon.

 

 

Rhidian Cambringth of Zoluren, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

He has milky white eyes, short wavy brown hair that is loose, and tanned skin.

He is young for an Elf.

He is clean shaven.

He is in good shape.

 

He is holding a convoluted gwererest shell in his right hand.

He is wearing an Elven staff made of ebony and topped with a midnight-blue crystal sphere, some night-black Elven combat leathers, a crystal skull, a platinum engagement ring set with two emerald dragons clutching a brilliant blue sapphire, a dark spidersilk sack, a night black woven steelsilk satchel stitched with symmetrical patterns in fine platinum thread, a thigh quiver, a silvery calf-hide moneybelt embroidered with the crest of the Moon Mage Guild in gold thread, a sturdy tool case embroidered with Xibar hovering over a shimmering sea, a platinum necklace formed of interlocking seven-pointed stars, a dark wool cloak sewn with the crest of Izma Ru'ef over the heart, a ebony longbow and a midnight black pack.

 

 

Fateweaver Seyjan Turquen of the Gypsies, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

He has one blue eye and one violet eye, short thick blue-black hair that is tousled, and tanned skin.

He is young for an Elf.

He is in good shape.

 

He is wearing a lumpy bundle, a crocodile-skin pouch, some darkened blue chain gauntlets backed with bladed knuckles, some darkened mail coated with a bluish patina covering each finely wrought link, a cambrinth shadowling charm suspended from a black satin cord, a platinum and onyx ring shaped like a panther playing with a cambrinth globe, a silk midnight-blue gypsy bandana fashioned into a makeshift headband, a silver-edged shield, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a spike-tipped steel guisarme, a cambrinth armband with silver filigree tracery and cabochon gemstone moons, a cambrinth telescope suspended from a flat gold chain, a lantholite gwethdesuan, a pair of black boots with polished silver crescent moon buckles, a black satin pouch trimmed with nightingale feathers and a silver star charm, a faded dark blue cloth armband stitched with dancing figures, a gold and silver filigree locket, a simple pewter charm bracelet, a very loose dark blue satin sash, an azure belted leather baldric fitted with a burnished silver crescent moon buckle, a sapphire and silver ring depicting a pair of Tokka cards, a glossy onyx wedding band set with a gold lion sleeping in a silver crescent moon, a copper nightingale trinket, a black and silver patch embroidered with the grinning head of a panther, a carved onyx shadowling bauble, a sunstone panther bauble, a stylized ivory Tokka card medallion overlain with a hematite web, a thick leather rucksack with bronze clasps, a moonstone earring, a baggy dark blue silk shirt patterned with black crescents and silver stars and some jet black leather pants embroidered with the constellation of the Panther.

 

 

Monk Shantavi Leshath, a Prydaen Cleric. [back to Guest List]

She has cat-slitted jade eyes, a long straight auburn mane that is loose, and black fur and sepia stripes.

She is young for a Prydaen.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a studded leather collar, a twisted cambrinth armband, a cambrinth albatross pendant suspended from a green satin ribbon, a leather bag, a sturdy weapon harness, a cambrinth ring, a black opal ring, a hammered copper tailband, a hand-stitched traveler's pack, some high-heeled slouched leather boots, a simple claret silk shift and some white silk stockings.

 

 

Empath Shaunn Vasparion of Elanthia, a Halfling. [back to Guest List]

He has crystal green eyes, short thick honey hair that is loose, and tanned skin.

He is a tartsnatcher for a Halfling.

He has some light stubble on his face.

He has a tattoo of a dove skewered by a bolt of lightning on his arm.

 

He has a bruised, swollen and bleeding right eye, a bruised, swollen and bleeding left eye.

 

He is holding a polished black walnut psaltery in his right hand.

He is wearing a polished black walnut pick, a silver laminated bracer with a cambrinth cabochon set in its center, a black leather bullwhip, a deep black eel-skin sling embossed with a Gnome and Halfling battling a cougar, an ebony journey pack, some blued chain, an emerald and xibaryl wristband, a black leather scroll case embossed with the symbol for eternity, a brushed silver cloak pin inset with a twisted crystal cebi root, a cambrinth ring, a blackened steel locket, a sweeping black velvet mantle embroidered with an intricate web of jagged silver lightning, a tight black high-necked sweater, some black steel-rimmed spectacles, a slender silver eyebrow ring, a small case, a motley jester's tabard of faded green and gold satin diamonds, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a smoky topaz Halfling bauble, a gold ring bearing the crest of the Empath Guild, some snug black overalls with a single fastened strap and a blue patch on the seat, a brilliant ruby red crest feather, a medium case, an oval shield, a wooden albatross trinket and a mangy umber foraging apron stitched with the words "Male Empaths: Elanthia's true warriors!".

 

 

Huntress Shiffira Laspathian, a Human Ranger. [back to Guest List]

She has violet eyes, long straight brunette hair that is loose, and tanned skin.

She is young for a Human.

She has a tattoo of a water sprite dancing around a willow tree on her shoulder.

 

She has faint scuffing to the neck, tiny scratches to the right arm, cuts and bruises about the left arm, an occasional twitching in the left arm, severe scarring along the right leg, severe scarring along the chest area, faint scuffing to the abdomen.

 

She is wearing a leather cowl, some reinforced hide gloves, some sable leathers, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a canvas field kit, a fragile black diamond rose, a sea bag, a waermodi gwethdesuan, some delicate eagle-winged boots, an interlocking animite chain anklet with a myriad of tiny night-black spinels, some dark suede hunting pants tied at the hip with a twisted rawhide cord, a forest jade watered-silk pouch, a diminutive cambrinth Ranger, a simple rawhide wristlet, a platinum ring with the crest of the Ranger's guild set in black diamonds and jade, a platinum wedding ring swirled with obsidian veins inset with a misty black diamond, a dark green bodice embroidered along the edges with silver ivy leaves, a blackened steel silhouette-cut pin of an oak tree, a dark suede hunting jacket stitched with spiraling ebony vines, a silver ivy leaf pendant strung on a long silver chain, a beribboned medal enameled with the proud crest of Zoluren, a hammered silver epaulet chased with the crest of the Ranger's Guild, a delicate hooded cloak embroidered with a forested glade in full moonlight, a slender dark leather choker plated with a gold heart engraved with "L.W.", a white oak Elothean competition-balanced longbow, a pair of silver ivy leaf earrings, a silver earcuff engraved with ivy vines bearing deep emerald leaves, some dark silver spectacles with moss-tinted lenses and a twisted silver barrette.

 

 

Starlighte Sylvansong of Therengia, an Elven Bard. [back to Guest List]

She has jade eyes, very long thick auburn hair that is loose, and fair skin.

She is young for an Elf.

She has a tattoo of an iridescent winged butterfly on her face.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a silver-gilt great helm with amethysts and topaz, a pair of silvery-white mesh gauntlets, some shimmering silver-white form-fitting plate with a silver pentacle etched on a shapely breastplate, a black velvet tabard with sparkling unicorns embroidered along the hem, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a soft felt vanity case dyed with a myriad of autumn hues, a pearl white arm pouch, a formal floor-length black silk tunic embroidered with swirling silver stars, a misty white satin rosette, a gold falcon clasp, a bright yellow satin rosette, a swan made out of shiny white seashells, a scalloped golden chain bracelet with dangling golden bells, a hip belt of delicate silver links dangling with tiny enameled blossoms in a rainbow of colors, a shimmering multi-stranded gold hip chain, a deep red velvet garter with iridescent sequins, a delicate brushed silver armband trimmed with a row of jade glaysker flowers, a rose quartz star bauble, a carved blue agate unicorn cameo brooch framed in gold, a spiraling crystal brooch, a sapphire anklet, a marble eyeball amulet, a ruby unicorn bracelet, an amber phoenix pendant, a snow white freesia with a sprig of soft green hyacinth bud, an emerald lily pad pin, a golden frog pin, a golden frog pin, a bronze dragon pin, a high-necked black silk tunic with silver piping, a cocoon woven from shimmering pearlescent spiderweb strands, a dark blue ankle sheath bearing a black stylized dragon, a tiny gold Tart pin sparkling with ruby chips, a darkened metal lockpick case, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a red sash, a pair of onyx tadpole earrings, a lumpy frog skin pouch, a carved white pick, a silver key with a spider-web design on the grip, some trailing creamy silk ribbons, a sprig of mistletoe, a dark green leather thigh pouch branded with a stylized dragon, a dark crimson garter accented with black beaded lace, a rich dusky-brown bear hide quiver decorated with large black claws about the flap, an ornately carved ruby necklace, a pair of high-heeled white leather boots fastened with shimmering spidersilk laces, a lantholite gwethdesuan, a tall pewter tankard, a dark blue tapestry cloak with a wide sable shawl collar, a snake charm, a sjatmal gwethdesuan, a curved drop-trigger crossbow and a black spidersilk backpack.

 

 

Bard Taigue Ruarai, a Prydaen. [back to Guest List]

He has cat-slitted hazel eyes, a long thick golden brown mane that is tied back, and sandy fur and brown stripes.

He is young for a Prydaen.

 

He has faint scuffing to the neck, faint scuffing to the right arm, faint scuffing to the right leg, faint scuffing to the left hand, minor swelling and bruising in the chest area, faint scuffing to the abdomen, faint scuffing to the back.

He is in good shape.

 

He is wearing a deep-blue leather drum pouch painted with tiny singing wrens, some brushed silver spectacles with oval-shaped amber lenses, a thick leather rucksack with bronze clasps, some stark white weepers, some soft tan leather boots, a thick leather thigh quiver stitched in twine with crossed arrows, some tailored nut brown breeches with golden piping along the seams, a brocade scroll pouch, a leather-cup shepherd's sling, a weathered sheath inlaid with troll bone, a gauzy white cotton shirt intricately stitched with nutmeg brown nightingales, a long leather coat marred by burns and badly patched holes, an elegant tapestry case knotted with silken tassels, some tanned leather saddle bags worked with the image of a horse in mid-gallop, a carved wooden wren hanging from a soft leather cord and a wide-brimmed brown hat.

 

 

Sympath Triesse Andaganon, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

She has grey eyes, long wavy honey hair that is tied back, and copper skin.

She is young for an Elf.

 

She has tiny scratches to the head, some tiny scars across the right leg, some faint scars along the left leg, deep slashes across the right hand, severe scarring and ugly gashes about the right hand, minor scarring along the left hand, cuts and bruises about the chest area, severe scarring and ugly gashes about the chest area, deeply scarred gashes across the right eye, severe scarring across the left eye, faint scuffing to the skin.

 

She is wearing a crystal charm hung from a fine silver chain, a cambrinth armband with silver filigree tracery and cabochon gemstone moons, a heavy silver medallion surrounded by tiny sparkling rubies suspended from a delicate chain, a delicate blown-glass ring inset with a carved ruby phoenix of Murrula, a patchwork cloak of rainbow-colored silks with gypsy knotwork embroidery, a spotted lavender orchid, a pair of emerald earrings, some hammered gold toe bells, a gold heart-shaped amulet with a tiny diamond in the center, a diminutive cambrinth Commoner, a soft rose tapestry skirt trimmed with deeply knotted fringe, a silky white blouse, a gauzy silk bodice adorned with a chain of silver bells, some polished leather traveler's boots, a gold filigree charm bracelet, a diminutive cambrinth unicorn, a herb pouch, a sturdy backpack, a lasmodi gwethdesuan and a white water lily.

 

 

Varala DelwenLa'Femme, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

She has crystal green eyes, short curly red hair that is loose, and pale skin.

She is young for an Elf.

She has a tattoo of a dragon made of blue ice breathing white flames on her back.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a slender silver bracelet set with dark red ruby teardrops, a supple forest green leather bodice trimmed with a small dangling gold heart hanging from twisting golden ribbons, a leather ankle sheath, a twisted cambrinth armband, a teardrop cambrinth pendant, an onyx-inlaid light crossbow, a thigh quiver, a pair of polished black leather knee boots, a hand-stitched traveler's pack, a leather bag, a midnight black harness, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a waermodi gwethdesuan, a triskele medallion and some full chain armor.

 

 

Tale Singer Whozyii Solitzu of Elanthia, a Human. [back to Guest List]

He has blue eyes, short fine golden brown hair that is tousled, and tanned skin.

He is young for a Human.

He is clean shaven.

He is in good shape.

 

He is wearing some sparkling white gauntlets engraved with two playful dolphins, a bronze chain balaclava, a somber black bow, a lasmodi gwethdesuan, a sjatmal gwethdesuan, a deep ebony lockpick case set with smooth onyx plates, a dangling onyx ox charm on a silver chain, a roughly-braided leather armband, a medium shield, a tin guinea-pig trinket, a blood red linen hip pouch woven in black with dancing barbarians, a jade green thigh bag, a softly-draped mauve silk tunic, a clear blue albredine ring, a braided lute-string ring, a carved phoenix-painted pick, a bronze dragon pin, a snowbeast-pelt eyepatch, a gold short bow ear-stud, an all-purpose leaf-patterned survival belt, a Bardic Spirit Knot kilt-brooch, a long mesh weapon harness, a jade green journey pack and some gleaming chain.

 

 

Madrigal Xaphira Vonara of Zoluren, an Elothean Bard. [back to Guest List]

She has jade eyes, very long wavy amber hair that is loose, and fair skin.

She is fairly young for an Elothean.

She is in good shape.

 

She is holding an embossed ivory parchment invitation in her right hand.

She is wearing a simple pewter charm bracelet, a bronze medallion stamped with the image of a flying wren, an enameled silver amulet, a black tankard-shaped badge etched with the insignia of the Tavern Troupe, a glass phoenix trinket, a silverwillow wedding band, a carved pick, a smooth black agate ring with two singing wrens carved into the band, a finely crafted cerulean blue Bard's bag clasped with a tiny silver keg, a soft gold suede garter with a ruby phoenix buckle, a black gem pouch, some Bardic Spirit Knot earrings, a tiny wooden tree pin, a carved wooden wren hanging from a soft leather cord, a sturdy black backpack, some chain, some jet black snakeskin boots, a thigh quiver dyed in a brown and green camouflage pattern, an onyx-inlaid light crossbow, a silvery snakeskin scabbard, a chain balaclava and some mail gauntlets.

 

 

Yez Audru-Olkan, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

He has grey eyes, short fine blue-black hair that is loose, and fair skin.

He is young for an Elf.

He is clean shaven.

 

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

 

He is wearing a feathered charm, a tarnished silver ring inset with cambrinth skulls, a thick felt crimson djebba trimmed with ebony silk figured braid, a blackened mesh robe, some black gauntlets, some blackened chain shin-guards, a flat-black chain balaclava, an old backpack, a tarnished silver ring inset with cambrinth skulls, a tarnished silver ring inset with cambrinth skulls and a twisted cambrinth armband.

 

 

Ysselt Ja'Haadraan of Elanthia, an Elf. [back to Guest List]

She has jade eyes, very long thick blue-black hair that is braided, and tanned skin.

She is young for an Elf.

She is in good shape.

 

She is wearing a diamond and platinum locket, a polished silver bracelet engraved with a blooming rose, a luminous dreamstone suspended from a fine crystal chain, a silver-edged dark spidersilk pouch, a black spidersilk backpack, simple copper silk shift, a black silk skirt, a carved beryl shadowling bauble, an indigo linen alchemy bag clasped with a silver nightingale, a jade green bag, some midnight black thigh-boots, some iridescent spidersilk stockings, a composite bow, a midnight black case, a dark plum quiver, a tiny crystal pin, a green velvet ribbon, some somber black leathers, some somber black gauntlets, an ebon-hued mask, a lumpy bundle and a lasmodi gwethdesuan.