[2/23/2013 7:51:33 PM] Josie: Caspar and Karid, we'll start out here. You wake up; it's a bright and shiny morning, ice glittering outside your window. It's probably nice out for the season--it might even be up to 25 degrees or so, which isn't really warm enough to open the window, but it's warm enough to want to.
[2/23/2013 7:51:54 PM] Steven: i'm around
[2/23/2013 7:52:59 PM] Josie: Oh good, than Aethon, you wake up too. Regrettably and despite your best efforts, alone. >.>
[2/23/2013 7:53:05 PM] Aethon: >.>
[2/23/2013 7:53:40 PM] Josie: There's some clattering and reasonably good smells coming from the kitchen.
[2/23/2013 7:53:58 PM] Karid: (( Don't worry. He'll never be abandoned by his right hand man ))
[2/23/2013 7:54:19 PM] Caspar: Caspar gets up and wanders to the food.
[2/23/2013 7:55:40 PM] Josie: Caspar finds Serafina stirring something in a big bowl in there. "Good morning! I thought I'd make scrambled eggs!"
[2/23/2013 7:55:57 PM] Caspar: Fantastic.   Is there coffee?
[2/23/2013 7:56:06 PM] Karid: Karid heads downstairs as well
[2/23/2013 7:57:13 PM] Josie: Serafina laughs. "Of course there's coffee! It's only haunted, it's not *hell.*"
[2/23/2013 7:57:25 PM] Caspar: Great.
[2/23/2013 7:57:31 PM] Caspar: Caspar pours himself some coffee.
[2/23/2013 7:57:32 PM] Aethon: Aethon performs morning prayers, equips his chainmaille, gives Penelope a big thump on the way, and enters the kitchen, his greatsword on a sling.
[2/23/2013 7:57:56 PM] Josie: Serafina: The servants are supposed to arrive today but nobody's gotten here yet.
[2/23/2013 7:58:09 PM] Karid: I shall take some coffee as well please.
[2/23/2013 7:58:10 PM] Aethon: Aethon: I prefer present company much more.
[2/23/2013 7:59:14 PM] Caspar: Caspar appears today as a reasonably handsome male half-elf with a wiry build, green eyes, dark hair, and pale skin.
[2/23/2013 7:59:20 PM] Josie: Serafina: You'll have to pour it yourself, I'm doing the eggs! I think I figured out the toasting-machine, though.
[2/23/2013 8:00:20 PM] Aethon: [description+pic inside]
[2/23/2013 8:00:23 PM] Josie: She stirs, and then pours the eggs into a frypan.
[2/23/2013 8:01:13 PM] Karid: Karid nods, looking just a little surprised and pours himself some coffee
[2/23/2013 8:01:55 PM] Aethon: Today, Aethon is in a pensieve mood. The revelations of the previous night rest uneasily on him.
[2/23/2013 8:02:36 PM] Josie: There's the sizzling of frying, and pretty quickly, the eggs are ready, and the toaster dings.
[2/23/2013 8:03:00 PM] Josie: She dishes up a plate for each of you and for herself, and sits at the kitchen table in the corner.
[2/23/2013 8:03:28 PM] Caspar: Caspar eats his breakfast.
[2/23/2013 8:03:56 PM] Aethon: Aethon nibbles on toast, while standing alone in a corner.
[2/23/2013 8:04:29 PM] Caspar: So anyone else have bad dreams?
[2/23/2013 8:04:58 PM] Karid: I did, though I do not recall them quite well.
[2/23/2013 8:05:07 PM] Caspar: Same here.
[2/23/2013 8:05:11 PM] Karid: I...believe I was going to help a woman in distress.
[2/23/2013 8:05:33 PM | Edited 8:05:39 PM] Josie: Serafina eats her eggs! "Well, elves don't dream, of course."
[2/23/2013 8:05:47 PM] Caspar: Right.
[2/23/2013 8:07:44 PM] Josie: Serafina: I've always thought it so *peculiar* that people can just think it's quite ordinary to hallucinate when one closes one's eyes.
[2/23/2013 8:08:30 PM] Caspar: There's brain chemistry at work.   I think it's odd that some people just lay down and.... zonk out at will.
[2/23/2013 8:08:50 PM] Caspar: So, we're all peculiar.
[2/23/2013 8:09:10 PM] Aethon: Aethon cuts into the conversation in a low voice.
[2/23/2013 8:09:20 PM] Aethon: "I know what I dreamt."
[2/23/2013 8:09:43 PM] Aethon: "I was searching for a lost child."
[2/23/2013 8:09:57 PM] Aethon: "These are not merely dreams, friends, they are omens."
[2/23/2013 8:10:22 PM] Caspar: Or we're sleeping in a haunted house and it's having an effect on our dreams.
[2/23/2013 8:10:37 PM] Aethon: Aethon shakes his head slowly, in disagreement.
[2/23/2013 8:10:52 PM] Karid: I believe they are messages.
[2/23/2013 8:10:58 PM] Aethon: "My god reveals to me truth."
[2/23/2013 8:11:06 PM] Karid: We all were looking for someone lost, yes?
[2/23/2013 8:11:10 PM] Karid: It does add up.
[2/23/2013 8:11:25 PM] Caspar: That's fantastic for you and your god.  I think it's more likely that it's the house communicating with us.
[2/23/2013 8:11:56 PM] Karid: Spirits will do such things.
[2/23/2013 8:11:59 PM] Karid: Karid nods
[2/23/2013 8:14:17 PM] Caspar: Caspar eats his eggs!
[2/23/2013 8:15:47 PM] Caspar: The eggs are great, Serafina.
[2/23/2013 8:15:54 PM] Josie: They're pretty good! But they do seem a little peppery.
[2/23/2013 8:16:01 PM] Josie: Serafina: I think I put in too much pepper.
[2/23/2013 8:16:17 PM] Caspar: That is the leading cause of things being peppery.
[2/23/2013 8:16:41 PM] Josie: Serafina: ... I didn't hallucinate at all last night, if that helps, Aethon.
[2/23/2013 8:17:07 PM] Aethon: "Elves do not dream."
[2/23/2013 8:19:10 PM] Karid: (( ...damnit weird brain ))
[2/23/2013 8:19:24 PM] Josie: Serafina: Well, no, not unless you give us drugs or something.
[2/23/2013 8:19:30 PM] Karid: (( Why did that just make me imagine some weird dramatic fantasy anti-war drama called "Orcs Don't Cry"? ))
[2/23/2013 8:19:41 PM] Karid: (( Complete with sad looking orc on the cover ))
[2/23/2013 8:20:20 PM] Josie: Serafina: Which I'd really rather you didn't!
[2/23/2013 8:20:54 PM] Aethon: The joke falls on deaf ears. Aethon has already returned to nibbling on his toast thoughtfully.
[2/23/2013 8:21:32 PM] Caspar: That wasn't in our plans, I believe.
[2/23/2013 8:22:07 PM] Caspar: Caspar continues to eat cheerfully.
[2/23/2013 8:22:40 PM] Karid: Judging from the kind of dream it was I believe whatever spirit this is may be asking for help though.
[2/23/2013 8:22:52 PM] Karid: We were already told that they are not all malevolent
[2/23/2013 8:22:58 PM] Karid: Perhaps another spirit is bothering it?
[2/23/2013 8:23:03 PM] Josie: Serafina: Are you going to go exploring today?
[2/23/2013 8:23:13 PM] Caspar: Or one of the malevolent ones is trying to draw us into a trap.
[2/23/2013 8:23:26 PM] Karid: It may be that too.
[2/23/2013 8:23:37 PM] Karid: They are nothing if not clever...
[2/23/2013 8:24:10 PM] Caspar: Well, yeah, we probably should start on the exploring thing.
[2/23/2013 8:24:10 PM] Josie: Serafina: I could probably watch the rope for you if you do.
[2/23/2013 8:24:43 PM] Josie: You hear a voice, and then three people walk into the kitchen!
[2/23/2013 8:24:50 PM] Karid: Karid looks over
[2/23/2013 8:25:22 PM] Trystan: Trystan seems a little nervous at first, but suddenly beams when he sees Serafina.
[2/23/2013 8:25:29 PM] Josie: Trystan, Marilla and Arwen spot Caspar, Karid, Aethon and Serafina having breakfast. Descriptions might be good at this point.
[2/23/2013 8:27:05 PM] Josie: Serafina is a small elven young woman, with auburn hair and blue eyes, wearing a shabby black dress with a red stripe around the bottom of her skirt and sleeves. She has a smattering of freckles and an empty plate in front of her spot at the table, as well as half a mug of something dark, probably coffee.
[2/23/2013 8:27:43 PM] Aethon: In the corner stands Aethon, or rather, Sir Aethanus Hyperianus, paladin of the order of Jaer, a knight with cropped brown hair and brown eyes. A young, handsome man, he has a certain dashing gleam in the way he holds himself.
[2/23/2013 8:28:00 PM] Trystan: He has a surprisingly wide smile. He's practically grinning from one pointed ear to the other, and his gray eyes are twinkling. While his brown-gray hair looks darker in the firelight, the crimson locks hanging to his chin in front of his ears seem to glow. The weasel on his shoulder perks up as familiarity creeps along their bond. "Serafina! I haven't seen you in ages!"
[2/23/2013 8:28:01 PM] Marilla: Marilla is a tall dark haired woman wearing a dark fur coat, in her arms lay a female badger, her companion, who shivered and shook at the prospect of encountering more people.
[2/23/2013 8:28:47 PM] Josie: Serafina grins. "Trystan? Is that you? GOSH you've gotten big."
[2/23/2013 8:29:51 PM] Karid: Karid is a slightly taller than average, dark skinned man with a slightly hooked nose, golden-brown eyes, a well groomed beard and long black hair. He is wearing some light, modest blue robes this morning this morning, with a white trim. He is also wearing  a pendant of Jaer around his neck.
[2/23/2013 8:30:11 PM] Arwen: Arwen enters, wearing a velvet, green cloak hanging loosely over her petite figure. She pulls the hood back, revealing a youthful face, framed by her dark red, curly and untamed hair. A look of curiousity on her face.
[2/23/2013 8:30:15 PM] Trystan: Trystan quickly steps over and scoops her into a hug. He's not THAT big, at only 5'6", but considering he was 8 or so last time they met... His clothes match hers quite well; well-tailored, well-made, but neither new nor heavily decorated.
[2/23/2013 8:30:39 PM] Josie: Serafina hugs Trystan right back.
[2/23/2013 8:30:57 PM] Caspar: Caspar appears as a reasonably handsome, dark-haired half-elf with pale skin, and green eyes.  HIs wiry frame is covered with loose, comfortable clothes.
[2/23/2013 8:31:33 PM] Aethon: Aethon finishes his toast, and bows low. "Welcome, friends."
[2/23/2013 8:32:09 PM] Karid: Indeed. I am guessing you are not the servants?
[2/23/2013 8:32:18 PM] Karid: Karid looks at Trystan and Serafina as he says this
[2/23/2013 8:32:24 PM] Josie: Serafina: Oh no, not at all! This is my cousin Trystan.
[2/23/2013 8:32:40 PM] Josie: Serafina: I'm not sure who they are. Wives?
[2/23/2013 8:32:52 PM] Marilla: :D
[2/23/2013 8:33:11 PM] Karid: ...I do not believe any in this room are married?
[2/23/2013 8:33:17 PM] Trystan: Trystan looks shocked at the idea but pulls himself together. "No, we just met!"
[2/23/2013 8:33:49 PM] Josie: Serafina: Oh! Well, you never know. The most unexpected people are adopting Solitary habits lately.
[2/23/2013 8:33:56 PM] Marilla: Oh my, we've only just met, you should've taken us to dinner and a show.
[2/23/2013 8:34:42 PM] Karid: ...there are no shows, the house is haunted
[2/23/2013 8:35:30 PM] Marilla: I presume you're all for the lady d'Amici as well? And that's just something they say, I've seen no evidence of it so far. You can't call well-greased doorhinges a sign of a haunting.
[2/23/2013 8:35:51 PM] Arwen: "What sign have you of it being haunted?"
[2/23/2013 8:35:54 PM] Caspar: There was that hallway full of blood.
[2/23/2013 8:36:08 PM] Caspar: Also the creepy twins.
[2/23/2013 8:36:13 PM] Karid: We all had related dreams.
[2/23/2013 8:36:23 PM] Karid: It is not a large sign.
[2/23/2013 8:36:26 PM] Karid: But it is a sign.
[2/23/2013 8:36:28 PM] Marilla: Maybe you just like eachother?
[2/23/2013 8:36:44 PM] Josie: Serafina: A hallway of blood? Really? Should I fetch a mop?
[2/23/2013 8:36:52 PM] Karid: Karid looks between the two of them
[2/23/2013 8:36:59 PM] Trystan: "That's... good to know." He looks a little worried.
[2/23/2013 8:37:00 PM] Karid: ...I love all men equally
[2/23/2013 8:37:03 PM] Caspar: That would be a joke.
[2/23/2013 8:37:17 PM] Josie: Serafina: *All* men? Wouldn't that take a great deal of time?
[2/23/2013 8:37:25 PM] Karid: What?
[2/23/2013 8:37:36 PM] Trystan: "I suppose it would, though I get the sentiment."
[2/23/2013 8:37:36 PM] Marilla: (rofl)
[2/23/2013 8:37:38 PM] Karid: Karid is oblivious to any innuendo
[2/23/2013 8:37:48 PM] Aethon: Aethon steps into the conversation. "I find nothing of use dallying here, bandying jokes. Let us investigate this house further, now that light has come."
[2/23/2013 8:38:08 PM] Karid: (( Can you please put brackets around the emotes? It's kinda distracting... ))
[2/23/2013 8:38:15 PM] Karid: (( Sorry, just OCD ))
[2/23/2013 8:38:45 PM] Caspar: I'll be fninishing my breakfast first, thank you very much.
[2/23/2013 8:38:52 PM | Edited 8:38:57 PM] Josie: Serafina gives Aethon a funny look. "Are you all right?"
[2/23/2013 8:39:05 PM] Trystan: "Mind if we introduce ourselves first?"
[2/23/2013 8:39:10 PM] Josie: Notice checks, all of you, if you would.
[2/23/2013 8:39:18 PM] Josie: Serafina: Oh! I'm Serafina. Lady Faustina is my mother.
[2/23/2013 8:39:25 PM] Marilla: (That's what happens when you put brackets around them, but I apologize, I'll find another way to express my joy)
[2/23/2013 8:39:52 PM] Josie: ((Yeah, sometimes the brackets turn into stuff. Like, um.... (music) IIRC.))
[2/23/2013 8:40:00 PM] Aethon: Aethon disengages again, and returns to a thoughtful pose.
[2/23/2013 8:40:04 PM] Karid: (( Oh, right... ))
[2/23/2013 8:40:09 PM] Karid: (( Sorry, derp on my part ))
[2/23/2013 8:40:30 PM] Caspar: Go right ahead.  I'm Caspar.
[2/23/2013 8:41:49 PM] Marilla: Marilla, and this one with the case of hypothermia is Dionysia.
[2/23/2013 8:41:55 PM] Karid: I am Karid, cleric and guardian of Jaer.
[2/23/2013 8:42:00 PM] Trystan: "Sera already introduced me, but... I'm Trystan LeMort, a cousin to the family."
[2/23/2013 8:42:06 PM] Karid: Karid stands and bows politely
[2/23/2013 8:42:32 PM] Josie: Serafina stands up and wanders over to Aethon. She has to stand on her tiptoes to whisper something to him, but she does.
[2/23/2013 8:42:52 PM] Arwen: "I am Arwen, bard and wanderer"
[2/23/2013 8:43:27 PM] Karid: Karid raises a brow
[2/23/2013 8:43:35 PM] Karid: A bard? You must have tales to tell.
[2/23/2013 8:43:54 PM] Karid: But...that cannot be easy, can it?
[2/23/2013 8:44:20 PM] Arwen: "Many tales, for those who have the time to listen.  Easy? Why it's natural!  I've been doing it for so long, it's second nature."
[2/23/2013 8:44:25 PM] Karid: You do not look the type to travel alone.
[2/23/2013 8:44:30 PM] Marilla: "Oh yes, our station, I'm just a dancer."
[2/23/2013 8:44:31 PM] Karid: Karid tilts his head
[2/23/2013 8:45:29 PM | Edited 8:49:23 PM] Trystan: ((You all may recognize the name LeMort, as a major shipping company with a slightly less than sterling reputation centered in Oonseentia.))
[2/23/2013 8:46:02 PM] Karid: The roads are dangerous for a woman, yes?
[2/23/2013 8:46:10 PM | Edited 8:46:18 PM] Trystan: "Oh, and this is Russet!" He pulls the weasel off his shoulder gently, cradling it almost like a baby.
[2/23/2013 8:46:11 PM] Karid: Karid sounds legitimately concerned
[2/23/2013 8:46:54 PM] Arwen: "Karid, the roads are only dangerous if you don't know how to handle yourself."
[2/23/2013 8:47:32 PM] Caspar: Karid here is charmingly chauvanistic, isn't he?  Except for the charmingly part.
[2/23/2013 8:47:43 PM] Karid: Chauva-what?
[2/23/2013 8:47:51 PM] Caspar: Exactly.
[2/23/2013 8:48:23 PM] Trystan: Trystan raises an eyebrow in their general direction. The weasel nips his finger, but he doesn't notice. Seems to be pretty used to it.
[2/23/2013 8:48:30 PM] Josie: Serafina: He has funny ideas about women.
[2/23/2013 8:48:44 PM] Marilla: Marilla can't help but giggle.
[2/23/2013 8:49:38 PM] Arwen: Arwen rolls her eyes.  "Men can think what they want, but women can always prove them wrong. We can handle ourselves just fine without a man around."
[2/23/2013 8:49:38 PM] Karid: What? They are physically weaker. This is known, yes?
[2/23/2013 8:49:47 PM] Caspar: Caspar wipes his mouth with a napkin.   "So then.  You folks were hired to investigate the house, too?"
[2/23/2013 8:50:27 PM] Trystan: "I wasn't hired, I was sent. I'm surprised they contracted from outside the family, really..."
[2/23/2013 8:51:06 PM] Josie: Serafina: I don't think I'm a *lot* physically weaker... maybe.
[2/23/2013 8:51:41 PM] Josie: Serafina: I think mama was afraid the house might not like the family anymore.
[2/23/2013 8:52:24 PM] Trystan: "Ah." He seems less bothered by this then he should. ((NECRO SORC DOES NOT FEAR THE UNDEAD.))
[2/23/2013 8:52:25 PM] Josie: Oh, it's worth noting: You guys can Sense Motive at any time you like, just be sure you tell me you're doing it.
[2/23/2013 8:52:36 PM] Marilla: Is suddenly unable to giggle, she sweeps her eyes up and down Karid, the impression of something along the lines of the evil eye would be what anyone who noticed her manner of looking at him would sense.
[2/23/2013 8:52:45 PM] Caspar: ((Brb.))
[2/23/2013 8:53:07 PM] Josie: Serafina kisses Aethon on the cheek, and wanders back to the coffeepot to top up her mug.
[2/23/2013 8:53:28 PM] Aethon: Aethon stifles a surprised gasp.
[2/23/2013 8:53:50 PM] Karid: ...why does someone concerned for your safety -anger- you?
[2/23/2013 8:55:04 PM] Trystan: "In my experience, - and mind, I have two younger sisters - girls don't like it when you stand up for them too much since it makes it seem like you're looking down on them."
[2/23/2013 8:56:20 PM] Josie: Serafina: Nobody likes to be looked down on!
[2/23/2013 8:57:18 PM] Karid: Karid shakes his head
[2/23/2013 8:58:07 PM | Edited 8:58:22 PM] Josie: Serafina: And we can stand up for ourselves, you know! ... well, not very far up in my case, but a *little* up.
[2/23/2013 8:58:51 PM] Karid: Where I am from you are not normally...expected to
[2/23/2013 8:58:56 PM] Karid: Your country is strange
[2/23/2013 8:59:42 PM] Josie: Serafina: Really? I think your country is strange!
[2/23/2013 9:01:30 PM] Josie: Serafina: Well. If you're going to go exploring I can watch the string for you.
[2/23/2013 9:01:45 PM] Marilla: (( String?)
[2/23/2013 9:02:28 PM] Aethon: ((think Perseus and the Minotaur))
[2/23/2013 9:02:28 PM] Josie: ((Feel free to ask her!))
[2/23/2013 9:02:43 PM] Aethon: ((Theseus*))
[2/23/2013 9:02:55 PM] Marilla: "... String?"
[2/23/2013 9:03:00 PM] Marilla: (I see)
[2/23/2013 9:03:21 PM] Josie: Serafina: Mama says if you go into the other wings, it's always best to tie a bit of heavyduty string to something on this side.
[2/23/2013 9:03:27 PM] Josie: Serafina: So that you can get back.
[2/23/2013 9:03:52 PM] Trystan: "That's a wise move."
[2/23/2013 9:04:30 PM] Marilla: "What ever are we waiting for? Hold that string tight now."
[2/23/2013 9:04:47 PM] Caspar: Caspar wanders off to his room to get his gear.
[2/23/2013 9:05:19 PM] Trystan: "Is there someplace I can get supplies? I fear I might not have brought enough..."
[2/23/2013 9:05:23 PM] Karid: I agree, we should start as soon as possible
[2/23/2013 9:05:28 PM] Josie: Serafina: I can fetch some, if you haven't got any. Oh yes, the supply closet's just across the hall.
[2/23/2013 9:05:36 PM] Josie: Serafina points Trystan to a door across the hallway.
[2/23/2013 9:05:45 PM] Trystan: Trystan goes over there!
[2/23/2013 9:06:09 PM] Arwen: Arwen follows!
[2/23/2013 9:09:08 PM] Marilla: (? )
[2/23/2013 9:10:04 PM] Caspar: Caspar returns, wearing some light armor and bearing a bow.
[2/23/2013 9:10:27 PM] Josie: You all head down the hallway to explore!
[2/23/2013 9:10:52 PM] Josie: Doing this means you head to the actual entryway of the mansion, which most of you haven't seen before.
[2/23/2013 9:11:11 PM] Josie: It's a massive room in white marble, with two huge stairwells crisscrossing each other that lead up to another floor.
[2/23/2013 9:11:23 PM] Josie: The room you just came out of is the door to the East Wing.
[2/23/2013 9:11:41 PM] Josie: Across the (very large) room from that door is the door to the West Wing. It seems to be roped shut.
[2/23/2013 9:12:26 PM] Josie: To your left, between the two stairwells but on the same floor, is another door, a much heavier one, covered with meticulous carvings of figures--cherubs, demons, humans in between, all kinds of things. It's beautiful.
[2/23/2013 9:12:30 PM] Josie: It's also boarded shut.
[2/23/2013 9:12:56 PM] Josie: With nails.
[2/23/2013 9:13:01 PM] Josie: And about ten boards.
[2/23/2013 9:13:23 PM] Trystan: "... I guess they don't want us going North, then."
[2/23/2013 9:13:25 PM] Karid: Karid now has on his heavy looking breastplate and greaves over his robes, and a helmet with a small curtain of chainmail coming down the sides surrounding the face
[2/23/2013 9:13:49 PM] Karid: It would appear so. Or they do not want something coming south.
[2/23/2013 9:14:19 PM] Trystan: Trystan has... no additional armor, but is carrying a lightly carved staff and has a crossbow on his back, with a quiver at his hip.
[2/23/2013 9:14:49 PM] Trystan: "It was only roped shut ten minutes ago, though, when we came in..."
[2/23/2013 9:15:04 PM] Josie: The floors here are covered with a sumptuous red carpet in the center, and the floor "tiles" are marble--mostly white, but edged with black.
[2/23/2013 9:15:11 PM] Arwen: "How many other people are here?"
[2/23/2013 9:15:25 PM] Arwen: "Besides all of us, that is."
[2/23/2013 9:15:59 PM] Josie: There are no lights--it's a little big gloomy with only the light streaming in from the window to light the room.
[2/23/2013 9:16:11 PM] Trystan: "I expect Cousin Faustina is around... Haven't seen her yet, though."
[2/23/2013 9:16:32 PM] Josie: Serafina: She uses the study sometimes, but not very often. Mostly she lives in the city.
[2/23/2013 9:16:34 PM] Aethon: Aethon has on a suit of chainmaille, and a large greatsword on a sling around his chest.
[2/23/2013 9:16:44 PM] Aethon: Chainmaille like so.
[2/23/2013 9:17:35 PM] Josie: Serafina holds up a ball of twiny-looking thread. "Who wants to take it? I'll tie the end to the door of the East Wing."
[2/23/2013 9:17:57 PM] Caspar: Caspar takes the ball of twine.  "I'll take that."
[2/23/2013 9:18:04 PM] Josie: ((It's so nice to see some sensible women's armor.))
[2/23/2013 9:18:19 PM] Trystan: ((Amen to that!))
[2/23/2013 9:18:47 PM] Josie: Serafina nods and heads over to the other side's door, knotting the end of the string to the door and leaving the twineball with Caspar.
[2/23/2013 9:18:52 PM] Trystan: Russet is staring at the twine, as if he wants to shred it, but a Look from Trystan stops that.
[2/23/2013 9:19:25 PM] Josie: Then Serafina wanders back to you. "Well... good luck. Be careful, all right?"
[2/23/2013 9:19:55 PM] Caspar: Yeah, thanks.  If we're not back by tonight.... well.  Send in more people with more twine.
[2/23/2013 9:20:07 PM] Trystan: "Stay safe as well, cousin."
[2/23/2013 9:20:29 PM] Josie: Serafina nods. "Of course."
[2/23/2013 9:21:18 PM] Aethon: Aethon bows to Serafina.
[2/23/2013 9:21:22 PM] Aethon: "Wish us luck, m'dear."
[2/23/2013 9:21:39 PM] Josie: Serafina: Good luck, of course!
[2/23/2013 9:21:55 PM] Josie: She actually does seem a little bit nervous.
[2/23/2013 9:22:06 PM] Josie: So. What's your marching order?
[2/23/2013 9:22:24 PM] Aethon: Me in front?
[2/23/2013 9:22:32 PM] Marilla: Second!
[2/23/2013 9:22:36 PM] Trystan: Trystan is near the back! Probably just before Caspar.
[2/23/2013 9:23:22 PM] Karid: Karid will go 3rd
[2/23/2013 9:23:24 PM] Karid: Karid is healer
[2/23/2013 9:23:28 PM] Karid: Karid should stay in middle!
[2/23/2013 9:23:34 PM] Arwen: Arwen is behind Karid.
[2/23/2013 9:23:42 PM] Josie: Aethon, Marilla, Karid, Arwen, Trystan, Caspar, then.
[2/23/2013 9:23:57 PM] Josie: That leaves Aethon to untie the knot holding the door together.
[2/23/2013 9:24:03 PM] Josie: Is Aethon good with ropes? >.>
[2/23/2013 9:24:20 PM] Aethon: Which skill is that?
[2/23/2013 9:24:34 PM] Aethon: Climb??
[2/23/2013 9:24:47 PM] Josie: ((Escape Artist/Use Rope.))
[2/23/2013 9:24:54 PM] Aethon: -1
[2/23/2013 9:24:59 PM] Aethon: lol
[2/23/2013 9:25:12 PM] Josie: When he touches the rope it falls into dust.
[2/23/2013 9:25:36 PM] Trystan: "Must have been an old rope."
[2/23/2013 9:26:17 PM] Josie: Serafina: ... probably...
[2/23/2013 9:26:47 PM] Karid: That is a bad omen.
[2/23/2013 9:26:47 PM] Josie: The door handles are right there...
[2/23/2013 9:26:59 PM] Marilla: Marilla doubts that old rope is all that was in play here.
[2/23/2013 9:27:43 PM] Arwen: "Are we waiting for the door to change a different color? What's the hold up?"
[2/23/2013 9:28:21 PM] Aethon: Aethon looks side-to-side, then clears his throat.
[2/23/2013 9:28:31 PM] Aethon: "Shall I begin, then?"
[2/23/2013 9:28:54 PM] Karid: (( Art has to restart her computer, she can't type ))
[2/23/2013 9:28:59 PM] Karid: (( Keyboard derped ))
[2/23/2013 9:29:09 PM] Aethon: Can I kick down the door in a flashy way?
[2/23/2013 9:29:23 PM] Josie: Um, you can try.
[2/23/2013 9:29:33 PM] Aethon: Need me to roll?
[2/23/2013 9:29:34 PM] Karid: (( Thing is deadbolted. Have fun. ))
[2/23/2013 9:29:37 PM] Josie: It's a pretty heavy door. And maybe expensive.
[2/23/2013 9:29:48 PM] Aethon: Never mind, then.
[2/23/2013 9:30:05 PM] Josie: As if it reads Aethon's mind, the doors swing open of their own volition.
[2/23/2013 9:30:22 PM] Karid: it wants us to go forward
[2/23/2013 9:30:35 PM] Aethon: Aethon swings his blade off his arm in a quick stroke, cleaving the air before him.
[2/23/2013 9:30:42 PM] Aethon: "Just to be safe."
[2/23/2013 9:30:59 PM] Josie: Aethon crits the air! It dies horribly! Well, it's invisible, so um... no, not really.
[2/23/2013 9:31:14 PM] Josie: Nothin' much happens, but it looks odd.
[2/23/2013 9:31:16 PM] Aethon: Aethon steps forward into the room, sword held in the air.
[2/23/2013 9:31:20 PM] Josie: Before you you see a long, long hallway.
[2/23/2013 9:31:36 PM] Josie: Unlike the hallway to the East Wing, however, it's got blue carpet.
[2/23/2013 9:31:41 PM] Josie: What it doesn't have? Doors.
[2/23/2013 9:31:48 PM] Josie: Doors and light. It is very dark in there.
[2/23/2013 9:31:54 PM] Aethon: Aethon walks forward at a careful pace, mindful of possible traps.
[2/23/2013 9:32:06 PM] Aethon: "Anyone bring a lantern?"
[2/23/2013 9:32:13 PM] Josie: Those of you with lowlight vision will be able to see about 30 feet; everyone else can see about 15, purely from the light of the room behind you.
[2/23/2013 9:32:46 PM] Arwen: Arwen casts dancing lights spell.
[2/23/2013 9:33:11 PM] Aethon: Aethon waits for his eyes to adjust to the light, before stepping forward carefully.
[2/23/2013 9:33:26 PM] Josie: That will last for one minute.
[2/23/2013 9:33:39 PM] Josie: But it becomes pretty bright while it's on.
[2/23/2013 9:34:27 PM] Josie: The carpet is in perfect condition, and it looks brand new--quite sumptuous. The walls are either covered with blue-themed hangings or paintings, much like the ones in the other hallway.
[2/23/2013 9:34:38 PM] Aethon: echotango, change your nick
[2/23/2013 9:34:43 PM] Josie: Where the doors were, though, there's just nothing.
[2/23/2013 9:35:16 PM] Marilla: ((What's wrong with it now?))
[2/23/2013 9:35:22 PM] Caspar: Caspar examines the paintings.
[2/23/2013 9:35:28 PM] Aethon: hard to remember who you are
[2/23/2013 9:35:55 PM] Marilla: ((How about now?)
[2/23/2013 9:35:56 PM] Aethon: "Marilla, can you reach into my pack and get the lantern and steel?"
[2/23/2013 9:35:57 PM] Karid: Karid looks around
[2/23/2013 9:36:07 PM] Karid: Karid detects magic where the doors where
[2/23/2013 9:36:30 PM] Karid: There is no need to waste the lantern
[2/23/2013 9:36:40 PM] Aethon: I was referring to your skype account, lol
[2/23/2013 9:36:41 PM] Karid: Karid takes out his sword and mutters something, and it starts glowing
[2/23/2013 9:36:52 PM] Karid: (( Torch, yay ))
[2/23/2013 9:37:18 PM] Caspar: ((I see the nickname as Marilla.))
[2/23/2013 9:37:29 PM] Aethon: Ah, i see the reason .
[2/23/2013 9:37:51 PM] Marilla: ((D: you can see my actual skype name?))
[2/23/2013 9:38:01 PM] Karid: Karid pinches the bridge of his nose and winces
[2/23/2013 9:38:03 PM] Aethon: We weren't contacts, that's why :3
[2/23/2013 9:38:19 PM] Karid: Agh, the place is swimming with magic...
[2/23/2013 9:38:22 PM] Aethon: "I'm not so good at spotting secrets in the dark. Anyone?"
[2/23/2013 9:38:24 PM] Josie: The sword glows! It's pretty.
[2/23/2013 9:38:32 PM] Aethon: someone run a search
[2/23/2013 9:38:46 PM] Marilla: ((Search or notice?)
[2/23/2013 9:38:56 PM] Aethon: Josie?
[2/23/2013 9:39:36 PM] Josie: If you're searching for something specific it's Search.
[2/23/2013 9:39:41 PM] Josie: If you're keeping an eye out, Notice.
[2/23/2013 9:40:52 PM] Karid: (( Oh, rolled the wrong thing then. Ah well. ))
[2/23/2013 9:40:58 PM] Caspar: There's a door all the way down there.
[2/23/2013 9:41:00 PM] Caspar: Caspar points.
[2/23/2013 9:41:23 PM] Aethon: "Then that's where we're going. Anything interesting in the hall?"
[2/23/2013 9:41:25 PM] Trystan: ((Back!))
[2/23/2013 9:41:26 PM] Karid: Karid goes and investigates!
[2/23/2013 9:41:31 PM] Karid: (( Wibbles! ))
[2/23/2013 9:41:45 PM] Trystan: ((And I have light and detect secret doors, if either would help...))
[2/23/2013 9:41:46 PM] Marilla: Doesn't look like it, no.
[2/23/2013 9:42:03 PM] Aethon: Aethon heads for the door.
[2/23/2013 9:42:11 PM] Josie: You all head for the door!
[2/23/2013 9:42:31 PM] Trystan: "With one door, this place doesn't seem like it would be hard to map..."
[2/23/2013 9:42:38 PM] Josie: As you get a little closer the door opens up a bit wider.
[2/23/2013 9:42:42 PM] Josie: It creaks.
[2/23/2013 9:43:32 PM] Marilla: Hm, I suppose it is haunted.
[2/23/2013 9:43:40 PM] Aethon: Aethon crouches with his sword ready.
[2/23/2013 9:44:05 PM] Josie: There's light coming from the room inside.
[2/23/2013 9:44:28 PM] Karid: Karid pokes his head inside
[2/23/2013 9:44:29 PM] Trystan: Trystan pulls out his quarterstaff, but holds it in one hand, ready to gesture with the other.
[2/23/2013 9:45:08 PM] Karid: (( Is there a chorous coming out of the room? ))
[2/23/2013 9:45:18 PM] Karid: (( HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! ))
[2/23/2013 9:45:25 PM] Josie: You wish. >.>
[2/23/2013 9:45:38 PM] Aethon: Aethon enters the room.
[2/23/2013 9:45:55 PM] Karid: It is empty
[2/23/2013 9:45:59 PM] Karid: Karid moves forward
[2/23/2013 9:46:21 PM] Josie: Aethon heads in first!
[2/23/2013 9:46:28 PM] Josie: Then everybody follows him, for simplicity's sake.
[2/23/2013 9:46:28 PM] Marilla: Marilla simply pets her badger absentmindedly , following Aethon closely.
[2/23/2013 9:46:40 PM] Caspar: Caspar unspools the twine a bit, wrapping it around the doorknob.
[2/23/2013 9:46:48 PM] Josie: You have stepped into a very, very large circular room.
[2/23/2013 9:47:09 PM] Josie: The light is streaming from a many-candled chandelier above you, and it's bright, because all of the walls are mirrors.
[2/23/2013 9:47:31 PM] Aethon: "Mirrors?"
[2/23/2013 9:47:32 PM] Josie: The floor seems to be painted with a series of brightly-colored animals, dancing.
[2/23/2013 9:48:30 PM] Caspar: Huh.
[2/23/2013 9:48:40 PM] Josie: A hippo, a rhino, a dog on its hind legs.
[2/23/2013 9:48:55 PM] Josie: Several horses in multicolored saddles and riding gear.
[2/23/2013 9:49:16 PM] Marilla: Delightful!
[2/23/2013 9:49:36 PM] Trystan: "Perhaps this was a playroom of some sort..."
[2/23/2013 9:49:52 PM] Josie: The door behind you closes, silently.
[2/23/2013 9:50:26 PM] Karid: (( Gotta go get foods, starving ))
[2/23/2013 9:50:35 PM] Aethon: Aethon feels his grip on his sword tighten.
[2/23/2013 9:50:46 PM] Josie: ((Okay!))
[2/23/2013 9:50:58 PM] Josie: The floor begins to move.
[2/23/2013 9:51:16 PM] Josie: Very slowly, counterclockwise.
[2/23/2013 9:51:27 PM] Josie: ... or are the mirrors moving and you're standing still? It's very hard to tell.
[2/23/2013 9:51:33 PM] Josie: You can roll a Notice to try to figure it out.
[2/23/2013 9:52:45 PM] Marilla: And now it's a party!
[2/23/2013 9:53:23 PM] Josie: The string will end up wrapped around people if Caspar doesn't stick near the door.
[2/23/2013 9:53:37 PM] Josie: And the room keeps spinning, though 'spinning' is a very strong word for movement as slow as this.
[2/23/2013 9:53:57 PM] Caspar: Caspar sticks near the door, then.
[2/23/2013 9:54:00 PM] Josie: You could easily keep pace with the movement at the edge of the room.
[2/23/2013 9:54:13 PM] Josie: Then you start to hear music.
[2/23/2013 9:54:31 PM] Trystan: "... What on earth?"
[2/23/2013 9:54:50 PM] Josie: It's a sort of... bright, cheery calliope-type noise.
[2/23/2013 9:55:10 PM] Caspar: Caspar frowns.  "I hate calliope music."
[2/23/2013 9:55:14 PM] Aethon: brb a sec, smoke break
[2/23/2013 9:55:15 PM] Josie:
[2/23/2013 9:55:17 PM] Josie: Something like that.
[2/23/2013 9:55:43 PM] Aethon: If something comes up, just make me smack it around :x
[2/23/2013 9:55:45 PM] Josie: ((Sure, let's just do a brief bio break, back in 2 minutes.))
[2/23/2013 9:55:52 PM] Trystan: "It's so... cheerful."
[2/23/2013 9:56:12 PM] Marilla: (Bio break?)
[2/23/2013 9:56:30 PM] Caspar: ((Bathroom break.))
[2/23/2013 9:57:23 PM] Josie: ((One or two  more minutes and I start back up again.))
[2/23/2013 9:59:33 PM] Aethon: Back
[2/23/2013 9:59:37 PM] Josie: Okay!
[2/23/2013 9:59:50 PM] Josie: The music speeds up, and so, apparently, does the floor.
[2/23/2013 10:00:09 PM] Josie: Caspar's going to have to be a little bit quicker to keep up.
[2/23/2013 10:00:15 PM] Caspar: Caspar gets quicker, then!
[2/23/2013 10:00:24 PM] Josie: The music starts to get louder, but it still doesn't cover up the grinding noise you hear from underneath the floor.
[2/23/2013 10:00:41 PM] Josie: And the music speeds up, and so does the floor.
[2/23/2013 10:01:08 PM] Josie: There's a massive THUDDING noise. Reflex save, if you would, everyone!
[2/23/2013 10:01:47 PM] Karid: (( 7! I WIN! ))
[2/23/2013 10:01:57 PM] Karid: (( NOBODY ELSE EVEN TRY GUYS I GOT THIS ))
[2/23/2013 10:02:38 PM] Josie: Aethon flings himself out of the center of the room, as do Arwen, Trystan and Marilla, as a hole about ten feet wide opens up there.
[2/23/2013 10:03:04 PM] Josie: Meanwhile Karid slips down the hole.
[2/23/2013 10:03:14 PM] Josie: Caspar falls, but doesn't lose his grip on the string, at all.
[2/23/2013 10:03:27 PM] Josie: Another Ref check, Karid!
[2/23/2013 10:03:36 PM] Aethon: Aethon tries to reach in for Karid!
[2/23/2013 10:03:50 PM] Karid: (( 3! ))
[2/23/2013 10:04:03 PM] Trystan: (( ... (facepalm) ))
[2/23/2013 10:04:34 PM] Josie: As Aethon reaches in, the whirling gets faster and faster!
[2/23/2013 10:04:41 PM] Josie: Fort saves, everyone but Karid.
[2/23/2013 10:05:06 PM] Karid: NOW DO YOU BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY IT'S HAUNTED!?
[2/23/2013 10:05:09 PM] Karid: Karid tossed about
[2/23/2013 10:05:24 PM | Edited 10:05:39 PM] Josie: Karid disappears down the hole!!
[2/23/2013 10:05:44 PM] Josie: Wow, I'm typo queen tonight. Sorry.
[2/23/2013 10:06:03 PM] Josie: Everyone manages to keep from losing their cookies as the floor speeds up and speeds up and the music gets louder and louder and louder.
[2/23/2013 10:06:20 PM] Marilla: Marilla laughs from the ground, as she attempts to sit up, then lays back down, laughing ever louder, one could say cackling, only adding to the chaos.
[2/23/2013 10:06:27 PM] Josie: Finally, with a tremendous WHUMP, the music and the whirling both stop, and a statue erupts from the hole, with Karid clinging to it.
[2/23/2013 10:06:42 PM] Josie: Suddenly everything is quiet and very still.
[2/23/2013 10:07:03 PM] Aethon: Aethon gets to his feet, and reaches his hand out to Karid's.
[2/23/2013 10:07:28 PM] Karid: Karid takes his hand and accepts the help up
[2/23/2013 10:07:33 PM] Arwen: "Yup. The houe is haunted. Definitely believing you now."
[2/23/2013 10:07:37 PM] Josie: Well, but Marilla is laughing.
[2/23/2013 10:08:00 PM] Trystan: "You alright?"
[2/23/2013 10:08:03 PM] Marilla: You could say loling.
[2/23/2013 10:08:13 PM] Josie: Indeeed.
[2/23/2013 10:08:26 PM] Karid: "Yes, thank you. Are you all alright?"
[2/23/2013 10:08:34 PM] Karid: (( Better start using quotes I guess ))
[2/23/2013 10:08:44 PM] Aethon: Aethon grunts. "Fine."
[2/23/2013 10:08:56 PM] Josie: The statue Karid is holding onto is that of a gigantic dog, with heavy fur and large, almost batlike ears.
[2/23/2013 10:09:07 PM] Josie: It's poised as if it's going to leap up at any moment.
[2/23/2013 10:09:16 PM] Karid: ...good boy.
[2/23/2013 10:09:24 PM] Karid: Karid pats it
[2/23/2013 10:09:39 PM] Josie: Caspar can probably wind up the slack in the line from all the spinning.
[2/23/2013 10:09:41 PM] Aethon: detect evil!
[2/23/2013 10:09:51 PM] Caspar: Caspar does so!
[2/23/2013 10:10:16 PM] Marilla: Marillas laugh fades as she gets up to her feet, ignoring her wimpering animal companion and casting her gaze at the statue, reaching out to touch it.
[2/23/2013 10:10:40 PM] Karid: ...well, that's odd.
[2/23/2013 10:10:44 PM] Karid: The statue is warm.
[2/23/2013 10:11:09 PM] Aethon: "I sense nothing evil about it."
[2/23/2013 10:11:18 PM] Aethon: "Whatever it is, it does not pose a threat to us."
[2/23/2013 10:11:26 PM] Karid: (( Aw. If it was evil he could've said something about the warm being the fires of hell. :P ))
[2/23/2013 10:11:38 PM] Caspar: ... it gives me the creeps.
[2/23/2013 10:11:38 PM] Josie: Roll initiative as the statue comes to life!
[2/23/2013 10:11:48 PM] Marilla: (lol, naturally)
[2/23/2013 10:11:51 PM] Karid: Karid jumps back
[2/23/2013 10:11:56 PM] Karid: "Bad boy!"
[2/23/2013 10:12:09 PM] Trystan: ((... 6))
[2/23/2013 10:12:32 PM] Josie: Trystan 6, Aethon 15, Marilla 13, Caspar 10, Arwen 8, Karid 3.
[2/23/2013 10:13:01 PM] Josie: Round 1!
[2/23/2013 10:13:18 PM] Josie: Aethon, Marilla, Caspar, Arwen, Trystan, Karid, with the monster somewhere in the mix!
[2/23/2013 10:13:25 PM] Josie: * Aethon *
[2/23/2013 10:13:54 PM] Josie: You have a snarling, weird-looking angry dog the size of a pony right next to you!
[2/23/2013 10:14:07 PM] Aethon: "Foul hellspawn!"
[2/23/2013 10:14:16 PM] Josie: Dog: GRRRRR!
[2/23/2013 10:14:31 PM] Marilla: Oh my!
[2/23/2013 10:14:53 PM] Josie: *Aethon* You're up, do somethin'. It's your turn.
[2/23/2013 10:15:01 PM] Karid: (( If someone says "Down boy" when we beat it, I swear to god... ))
[2/23/2013 10:15:02 PM] Aethon: Can I hit it?
[2/23/2013 10:15:09 PM] Josie: Oh yes. It's in the square adjacent to you.
[2/23/2013 10:15:24 PM] Aethon: 15 to hit
[2/23/2013 10:16:04 PM] Josie: Aethon swings at the bad dog, but apart from managing to slice off a bit of the hair on its head, he misses. The hair clinks when it hits the ground--it seems to be made of stone again there.
[2/23/2013 10:16:11 PM] Josie: * Marilla *
[2/23/2013 10:16:56 PM] Josie: You're about ten feet from the dog, and can move and hit it if you like.
[2/23/2013 10:18:05 PM] Marilla: Marilla will stand back, and cast summon nature ally.
[2/23/2013 10:18:21 PM] Josie: You can do that! Whatcha summoning?
[2/23/2013 10:19:08 PM] Marilla: Hm. Well it's a stone statue right? IT didn't become flesh?
[2/23/2013 10:19:33 PM] Aethon: I think it became flesh.
[2/23/2013 10:19:40 PM] Aethon: It reverts once it's cut off, though
[2/23/2013 10:19:57 PM] Josie: It looks like flesh, yes.
[2/23/2013 10:20:11 PM] Josie: Its fur looks like real fur.
[2/23/2013 10:20:46 PM | Edited 10:20:50 PM] Marilla: Well in that case I'll summon an eagle
[2/23/2013 10:21:00 PM] Josie: *nod*
[2/23/2013 10:21:00 PM] Marilla: It's a 1 round action so, NEXT
[2/23/2013 10:21:10 PM] Josie: * Caspar *
[2/23/2013 10:22:43 PM] Caspar: Caspar pulls his bow and nocks an arrow, letting it fly.  ((spending an inspiration point to get +4 to attack roll.))
[2/23/2013 10:23:11 PM] Caspar: ((Natural 20!  Is this thing vulnerable to crits?))
[2/23/2013 10:23:12 PM] Josie: Hit and crit chance.
[2/23/2013 10:23:14 PM] Josie: Yes.
[2/23/2013 10:24:35 PM] Josie: Roll for crit?
[2/23/2013 10:24:53 PM] Caspar: ((nerp.))
[2/23/2013 10:24:55 PM] Josie: No crit, but still a hit!
[2/23/2013 10:25:13 PM] Caspar: ((ONE point of damage.))
[2/23/2013 10:25:32 PM] Josie: Caspar hits its toe with an arrow! ... I'm sure it was a very important toe.
[2/23/2013 10:25:39 PM] Karid: (( What did we do to piss off the dice gods? ))
[2/23/2013 10:25:40 PM] Josie: * Arwen *
[2/23/2013 10:25:40 PM] Caspar: ((Still, it was a good shot.))
[2/23/2013 10:25:47 PM] Josie: A very good shot!
[2/23/2013 10:25:54 PM] Karid: (( Did we dice up some of their favorite crops? ))
[2/23/2013 10:26:18 PM] Karid: (( it wasn't intentional, it was just random chance! ))
[2/23/2013 10:26:23 PM] Arwen: Handle animal to try to calm it (would that be the right skill?)
[2/23/2013 10:26:49 PM] Josie: It would, but there's usually not time to do it in one round.
[2/23/2013 10:27:14 PM] Arwen: Argh. Am I close enough for a short sword?
[2/23/2013 10:27:26 PM] Josie: You can definitely move and hit it, yes.
[2/23/2013 10:27:32 PM] Arwen: Short sword!
[2/23/2013 10:27:45 PM] Josie: You're now flanking with Aethon, so add +2 to your roll.
[2/23/2013 10:27:53 PM] Josie: (Aethon does too.)
[2/23/2013 10:27:55 PM] Josie: Roll to hit!
[2/23/2013 10:28:24 PM] Josie: Alas, Arwen misses as well, but the dog loses another little clump of fur that goes clink when it hits the ground.
[2/23/2013 10:28:28 PM] Aethon: Aethon shouts over the snarls. "Careful! It's a slippery bastard!"
[2/23/2013 10:28:53 PM] Josie: * Dog *
[2/23/2013 10:29:17 PM] Josie: The dog yowls, and vanishes momentarily--reappearing behind Aethon, where it tries to bite him on the butt. (No more flanking, alas.)
[2/23/2013 10:30:07 PM] Aethon: I roll anything to avoid getting my rear chomped off?
[2/23/2013 10:30:14 PM] Josie: Alas, you can't.
[2/23/2013 10:30:35 PM] Josie: The dog just *barely* manages to penetrate Aethon's armor. He takes 4 damage and will probably have a bruise on his butt.
[2/23/2013 10:30:37 PM] Josie: * Karid *
[2/23/2013 10:31:42 PM] Karid: (( Hrm ))
[2/23/2013 10:31:54 PM] Aethon: Aethon grunts in pain.
[2/23/2013 10:32:08 PM] Karid: Karid smacks it
[2/23/2013 10:32:27 PM] Karid: (( 5! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ))
[2/23/2013 10:32:33 PM] Josie: Good grief.
[2/23/2013 10:32:42 PM] Josie: Karid whiffs at the dog, which looks annoyed!
[2/23/2013 10:33:06 PM] Josie: Round 2: Aethon, Marilla, Caspar, Arwen, Trystan, Dog, Karid
[2/23/2013 10:33:19 PM] Josie: ** Aethon ** is now flanking the dog with Karid!
[2/23/2013 10:33:24 PM] Aethon: Aethon is aggravated. "I won't miss again, foul creature."
[2/23/2013 10:33:25 PM] Josie: (So take +2 to your attack.)
[2/23/2013 10:33:31 PM] Karid: (( I know the explanation. We're all dizzy! ))
[2/23/2013 10:33:36 PM] Karid: (( Damn carosel ))
[2/23/2013 10:33:45 PM] Aethon: [[Jesus..}
[2/23/2013 10:33:46 PM] Josie: It *was* going awfully fast, there.
[2/23/2013 10:33:57 PM] Josie: Aethon misses again. Dammit, these dice are cursed.
[2/23/2013 10:34:04 PM] Josie: ** Marilla and the Eagle **
[2/23/2013 10:34:14 PM] Karid: (( I blame the house ))
[2/23/2013 10:34:16 PM] Trystan: ((Roll20 is always cursed like this...))
[2/23/2013 10:34:22 PM] Karid: (( House always wins, y'know ))
[2/23/2013 10:35:01 PM] Aethon: As long as I can hit it, I can put it down. Permanently.
[2/23/2013 10:35:46 PM] Marilla: Marilla will speak sylvan to the eagle as it sweeps up from nowhere, directing it to rip out the mutts eyes.
[2/23/2013 10:36:06 PM] Josie: Roll attack!
[2/23/2013 10:36:31 PM] Josie: You can command the eagle and cast another spell yourself too, or try to hit it yourself, too. Either way.
[2/23/2013 10:37:21 PM] Josie: The eagle swooooops over the dog's head, but the dog ducks!
[2/23/2013 10:37:23 PM] Marilla: I have the augment summoning feat, so +4 str and con, does that change anything?
[2/23/2013 10:37:34 PM] Josie: Yeah, it adds a +2 to to-hit.
[2/23/2013 10:37:39 PM] Josie: ... still not enough, but closer!
[2/23/2013 10:37:49 PM] Josie: Also don't forget, you get an action this round too.
[2/23/2013 10:38:45 PM] Marilla: Marilla will just stride away from the action, as far as she can, to examine herself and the battle behind her in the mirror. There aren't many mirrors in the wildlands, not more than the clearest water.
[2/23/2013 10:38:58 PM] Josie: Works.
[2/23/2013 10:39:01 PM] Josie: ** Caspar **
[2/23/2013 10:39:32 PM] Caspar: Caspar shoots another arrow!  (Spending my second inspiration point for another +4.))
[2/23/2013 10:39:53 PM] Josie: Roll attack!
[2/23/2013 10:40:08 PM] Caspar: ((8 damage!  Better.))
[2/23/2013 10:40:12 PM] Trystan: ((Yay!))
[2/23/2013 10:40:27 PM] Josie: Caspar's arrow strikes the dog, right in its furry chest! It howls!
[2/23/2013 10:40:33 PM] Josie: ** Arwen **
[2/23/2013 10:40:47 PM] Arwen: Casts lullaby spell
[2/23/2013 10:41:20 PM] Josie: Hm, I can't find it, would you link it to me?
[2/23/2013 10:41:49 PM] Josie: Sleep, you mean?
[2/23/2013 10:42:06 PM] Caspar: ))
[2/23/2013 10:42:13 PM] Josie: ... no, a bard wouldn't have that at... oh, there it is.
[2/23/2013 10:42:16 PM] Arwen: I don't know. In my players book it was called lullaby.
[2/23/2013 10:42:30 PM] Josie: Right you are! The dog gets a will save.
[2/23/2013 10:42:53 PM] Josie: However, it's worth noting that this is a ten-foot-radius burst spell.
[2/23/2013 10:43:21 PM] Josie: If you get the dog in it, you will also either get Aethon, who is not lucky today, or Karid.
[2/23/2013 10:43:47 PM] Arwen: Well...this is not looking good....
[2/23/2013 10:44:28 PM] Josie: I'm not saying you shouldn't do it, I'm just saying you'd have to sleep both of them.
[2/23/2013 10:44:38 PM] Josie: Or, rather, one dog and either Karid OR Aethon.
[2/23/2013 10:45:21 PM] Trystan: ((Sleep 'em. I can weasel-bite them awake!))
[2/23/2013 10:45:23 PM] Arwen: Ehh...I'll do the spell and everybody can start praying to their god. (and the dice gods).
[2/23/2013 10:45:41 PM] Josie: Okay. Are you going to sleep Aethon or Kalid?
[2/23/2013 10:46:29 PM] Arwen: jesus this is like sophies choice
[2/23/2013 10:46:49 PM] Marilla: ROFL.
[2/23/2013 10:46:50 PM] Josie: They just get sleepy, it's not too bad.
[2/23/2013 10:46:54 PM] Arwen: Karid (( Aethon said he could take it out, so I'm pegging on that...))
[2/23/2013 10:47:04 PM] Josie: Okay!
[2/23/2013 10:47:09 PM] Josie: Karid, take a will save.
[2/23/2013 10:47:14 PM] Caspar: ((Well, to be fair, you're not doing anything but making it harder to resist Sleep spells, and making them less aware of their surroundings.  Nothign that affects combat.))
[2/23/2013 10:47:19 PM | Edited 10:47:26 PM] Trystan: ((Karid is also a cleric. Will save.))
[2/23/2013 10:47:41 PM] Josie: The spell hits the dog and the outlander, but the dog seems to shake it off a bit. Literally, with the shaking motion dogs make when they're wet.
[2/23/2013 10:48:16 PM] Josie: ** Trystan **
[2/23/2013 10:48:45 PM] Trystan: ((Having internet issues! But yeah, Imma crossbow it!))
[2/23/2013 10:48:51 PM] Josie: Roll attack!
[2/23/2013 10:49:14 PM] Josie: I think Karid shakes off the effects of the spell! Barely.
[2/23/2013 10:49:20 PM] Trystan: ((19!))
[2/23/2013 10:49:24 PM] Karid: Karid looks kinda sleepy!
[2/23/2013 10:49:57 PM] Josie: Trystan's crossbow bolt goes straight through the dog, as it goes incorporeal right as as the bolt hits.
[2/23/2013 10:50:07 PM] Trystan: ((BITCH.))
[2/23/2013 10:50:08 PM] Josie: That's the problem with helldogs.
[2/23/2013 10:50:18 PM] Josie: ** Dog **
[2/23/2013 10:50:42 PM] Josie: This time the dog reappears behind Caspar and tries to take a bite out of him!
[2/23/2013 10:51:14 PM] Josie: It sinks its jaws into Caspar's leg!
[2/23/2013 10:51:36 PM] Caspar: Ow!
[2/23/2013 10:51:56 PM] Josie: ** Karid **
[2/23/2013 10:52:52 PM] Josie: **Karid?**
[2/23/2013 10:53:29 PM] Karid: (( SHIT ))
[2/23/2013 10:53:33 PM] Karid: (( Got distracted ))
[2/23/2013 10:53:34 PM] Josie: Last call: **Karid**
[2/23/2013 10:53:35 PM] Trystan: ((He got distracted.))
[2/23/2013 10:53:52 PM] Karid: Karid swings at the dog again
[2/23/2013 10:53:57 PM] Josie: Roll attack!
[2/23/2013 10:54:04 PM] Josie: It does help to have one's action typed out in advance.
[2/23/2013 10:54:08 PM] Karid: (( ...OH COME THE FUCK ON ))
[2/23/2013 10:54:17 PM] Josie: ... damn.
[2/23/2013 10:54:25 PM] Josie: Karid whiffs! But manages to avoid hurting himself.
[2/23/2013 10:54:31 PM] Josie:
Round 3: Aethon, Marilla, Caspar, Arwen, Trystan, Dog, Karid
[2/23/2013 10:54:34 PM | Edited 10:54:40 PM] Josie: *** Aethon ***
[2/23/2013 10:54:41 PM] Aethon: Aethon swings again!
[2/23/2013 10:54:45 PM] Josie: Roll attack!
[2/23/2013 10:54:52 PM] Aethon: oh wait
[2/23/2013 10:55:00 PM] Josie: You can move and hit him.
[2/23/2013 10:55:01 PM] Josie: *nodnod*
[2/23/2013 10:55:05 PM] Aethon: Aethon swings mightily, calling upon his divine power to smite!
[2/23/2013 10:55:27 PM] Josie: Crit chance.
[2/23/2013 10:55:33 PM] Josie: Roll to confirm!
[2/23/2013 10:55:35 PM] Trystan: ((Are we getting boinuses due to aggravation?))
[2/23/2013 10:55:40 PM] Aethon: d20?
[2/23/2013 10:56:02 PM] Josie: The exact same roll you rolled!
[2/23/2013 10:56:03 PM] Josie: Nope!
[2/23/2013 10:56:04 PM] Marilla: (whoa)
[2/23/2013 10:56:28 PM] Josie: Crit confirmed! Roll damage as appropriate!
[2/23/2013 10:56:39 PM] Aethon: what do I roll for crit?
[2/23/2013 10:56:41 PM] Karid: (( Dice gods are bipolar ))
[2/23/2013 10:56:48 PM] Josie: 2d6+6+2d6+6
[2/23/2013 10:56:48 PM] Aethon: my critical threat is x2
[2/23/2013 10:56:53 PM] Aethon: plus smite
[2/23/2013 10:56:56 PM] Karid: (( ...kinda like most classical pantheons ))
[2/23/2013 10:57:00 PM] Josie: Plus whatever your smite is.
[2/23/2013 10:57:44 PM] Josie: I can't remember whether you add your smite in twice or not. It might not matter.
[2/23/2013 10:58:12 PM] Josie: Ahaha. No, it doesn't at all.
[2/23/2013 10:58:25 PM] Josie: Aethon's mighty greatsword nearly cleaves the dog in two!
[2/23/2013 10:58:34 PM] Aethon: Aethon shouts, "Aure entuluva!"
[2/23/2013 10:58:38 PM] Josie: And suddenly it's standing back on the pedestel, a silent statue!
[2/23/2013 10:58:42 PM] Caspar: ((Take that, adorable dog.))
[2/23/2013 10:58:48 PM] Josie: Translation: That's what happens when people bite my ass!
[2/23/2013 10:58:52 PM | Edited 10:58:59 PM] Marilla: "Well that was fun!"
[2/23/2013 10:58:53 PM] Josie: (Kidding.)
[2/23/2013 10:58:59 PM] Josie: End combat!
[2/23/2013 10:59:02 PM] Caspar: ((I guess.... *puts sunglasses on* we put the dog out.))
[2/23/2013 10:59:15 PM] Marilla: (( down boy))
[2/23/2013 10:59:21 PM] Trystan: ((YEEEEEAH))
[2/23/2013 10:59:27 PM] Karid: (( And without leaving any litter! ))
[2/23/2013 10:59:39 PM] Aethon: Aethon hefts his sword on his shoulder.
[2/23/2013 10:59:42 PM] Josie: One of the mirrors swings open; it's the door you came in at, given that Caspar's string leads to it.
[2/23/2013 11:00:05 PM] Trystan: ((Can I reclaim that bolt?))
[2/23/2013 11:00:12 PM] Josie: Sure.
[2/23/2013 11:00:14 PM] Karid: "Well, safe to say it is haunted. We should report the statue."
[2/23/2013 11:01:40 PM] Trystan: "We should -break- the statue."
[2/23/2013 11:01:43 PM] Marilla: "I had fun, did you have fun?" She says, still gazing at the mirror.
[2/23/2013 11:02:09 PM] Aethon: Aethon puts his hand to the statue to check its warmth.
[2/23/2013 11:02:22 PM] Josie: As if in response to Trystan's words, there's another clunk and a grinding noise, and the statue recedes into the ground again. Aethon has a little more time to jump back this time.
[2/23/2013 11:03:12 PM] Karid: "...we should not speak our intentions. The house can hear us."
[2/23/2013 11:03:38 PM] Josie: The door back into the hallway is open.
[2/23/2013 11:04:13 PM] Karid: "Let us go."
[2/23/2013 11:04:16 PM] Karid: Karid goes
[2/23/2013 11:04:20 PM] Arwen: Arwen darts out quickly before the room can start spinning again.
[2/23/2013 11:04:35 PM] Caspar: Caspar nods, and heads back into the hall.
[2/23/2013 11:04:51 PM] Aethon: Aethon walks swiftly to take the lead.
[2/23/2013 11:04:54 PM] Marilla: Marilla collects her animal companion and follows Casper out the door.
[2/23/2013 11:04:58 PM] Josie: There are still no other doors in the hallway... and the hall now ends immediately to your side.
[2/23/2013 11:05:02 PM] Aethon: "Can anyone do something for my wound?"
[2/23/2013 11:05:11 PM] Caspar: Caspar limps out.
[2/23/2013 11:05:29 PM] Josie: You can see the light of the entryroom at the other end of the hallway.
[2/23/2013 11:05:34 PM] Aethon: "And Caspar's, as well."
[2/23/2013 11:05:42 PM] Josie: The animals are nervy.
[2/23/2013 11:05:45 PM] Marilla: I can help one of you.
[2/23/2013 11:05:57 PM] Karid: Karid holds out his hands
[2/23/2013 11:06:03 PM] Marilla: ((Does the eagle stay with me?)
[2/23/2013 11:06:06 PM] Karid: "Let me see it. I am trained in healing magic."
[2/23/2013 11:06:06 PM] Caspar: I can survive.
[2/23/2013 11:06:17 PM | Edited 11:06:19 PM] Trystan: "The room is gone..." Trystan is nervous, too. He's sweating. Freaking empathy.
[2/23/2013 11:06:24 PM] Josie: The eagle vanishes after its number of rounds are up. I'm not sure how many that is, it should be in the spell description.
[2/23/2013 11:06:36 PM] Karid: Karid walks over to Aetheon and puts his hands on the wound, and they start glowing
[2/23/2013 11:06:38 PM] Marilla: 1 per level
[2/23/2013 11:06:47 PM] Josie: Yep, it's gone.
[2/23/2013 11:07:11 PM] Karid: (( What do you roll for CLW? ))
[2/23/2013 11:07:30 PM] Trystan: "That... was frightening."
[2/23/2013 11:07:35 PM] Marilla: "Are you sure? Won't take but a moment." Marilla says to Casper.
[2/23/2013 11:07:41 PM] Josie: 1d8+1
[2/23/2013 11:07:55 PM] Caspar: Well, alright, then.
[2/23/2013 11:08:20 PM] Caspar: Caspar 's eyes have changed from green to blue since getting wounded.
[2/23/2013 11:08:20 PM] Karid: (( 5 ))
[2/23/2013 11:08:48 PM] Aethon: Aethon stands straighter, fully healed. "Thank you, friend."
[2/23/2013 11:08:52 PM] Aethon: "Brother."
[2/23/2013 11:08:58 PM] Karid: Karid nods
[2/23/2013 11:09:01 PM] Karid: "It is no trouble."
[2/23/2013 11:09:04 PM] Josie: The only path remaining is the door out, in front of you, down the hallway.
[2/23/2013 11:09:04 PM] Trystan: "Can we get out of here now? Please?"
[2/23/2013 11:09:18 PM] Karid: Karid looks at Caspar
[2/23/2013 11:09:21 PM] Karid: "You now."
[2/23/2013 11:09:27 PM] Karid: Karid walks over to him and does the same
[2/23/2013 11:09:42 PM] Marilla: (Oh. You can do that multiple times a day?)
[2/23/2013 11:09:44 PM] Karid: (( 7 ))
[2/23/2013 11:09:50 PM] Karid: (( Domain spell, so...I think? ))
[2/23/2013 11:09:56 PM] Karid: (( Unless I read the rules wrong ))
[2/23/2013 11:10:06 PM | Edited 11:10:17 PM] Marilla: (Idk anything about clerics, don't mind me)
[2/23/2013 11:10:33 PM] Josie: Yep, if he's a posicleric he can swap out any spell *except* domain spells for cure spells.
[2/23/2013 11:10:43 PM] Josie: However, he may also have a domain spell that *is* a cure spell.
[2/23/2013 11:10:56 PM] Josie: You're still in the haunted hallway.
[2/23/2013 11:10:57 PM] Josie: It is dark.
[2/23/2013 11:11:10 PM] Josie: You may be eaten by a grue.
[2/23/2013 11:11:13 PM] Karid: (( Yeah, his domains are Healing and Protection ))
[2/23/2013 11:11:16 PM] Marilla: (ROFLMAO)
[2/23/2013 11:11:27 PM] Karid: Karid lights his sword again. LEvel 0 spells FTW!
[2/23/2013 11:11:28 PM] Marilla: (omg that was too much)
[2/23/2013 11:11:39 PM] Caspar: ((The grue would kill the hell out of us.))
[2/23/2013 11:11:49 PM] Aethon: "We missed something the first time we were down this hall."
[2/23/2013 11:11:50 PM] Josie: It's bright and shiny!
[2/23/2013 11:11:51 PM] Trystan: ((That it would.))
[2/23/2013 11:11:59 PM] Aethon: "Or, wait..."
[2/23/2013 11:12:01 PM] Caspar: Thanks, Karid.
[2/23/2013 11:12:07 PM] Aethon: Aethon peers down the hallway.
[2/23/2013 11:12:21 PM] Karid: Karid nods
[2/23/2013 11:12:22 PM] Aethon: "Isn't that the door we came from? Does it lead to the same pl- oh."
[2/23/2013 11:12:46 PM] Aethon: "The hallway's the same, but the destination isn't."
[2/23/2013 11:12:51 PM] Trystan: ((Are the animals calming down yet?))
[2/23/2013 11:12:52 PM] Josie: Caspar's string leads down there!
[2/23/2013 11:12:54 PM] Josie: A bit, yes.
[2/23/2013 11:13:08 PM] Josie: So it seems to be the way you came.
[2/23/2013 11:13:15 PM] Marilla: "Sshhh, hush now Dion.."
[2/23/2013 11:13:16 PM] Aethon: Aethon shakes his head.
[2/23/2013 11:13:18 PM] Josie: ... but there isn't anywhere else to go that you can see, either.
[2/23/2013 11:13:27 PM] Aethon: "What's going on?"
[2/23/2013 11:13:49 PM] Marilla: "Maybe the doors are hiding?"
[2/23/2013 11:14:00 PM] Trystan: "I can look for secret doors..."
[2/23/2013 11:14:39 PM] Caspar: Go right ahead.
[2/23/2013 11:14:45 PM] Josie: It doesn't look like there's ever been any doors here.
[2/23/2013 11:14:50 PM] Josie: Notice check!
[2/23/2013 11:15:45 PM] Karid: (( Wait, no, that was meant to be +7 ))
[2/23/2013 11:15:55 PM] Karid: (( Because 18 WIS ))
[2/23/2013 11:15:59 PM] Karid: (( So 18 ))
[2/23/2013 11:16:54 PM] Caspar: Caspar looks at the painting across from the room we just came out of.
[2/23/2013 11:17:52 PM] Karid: "...that painting ahead. Of the little girl. She is walking and unaware of the darkness to both sides of her. Keep an eye on your surroundings, do not remain too focused on one thing."
[2/23/2013 11:18:00 PM] Karid: "I think it may be a warning."
[2/23/2013 11:18:08 PM] Karid: Karid moves forward
[2/23/2013 11:18:19 PM] Karid: Karid keeps an eye out
[2/23/2013 11:18:25 PM] Josie: Forward moving backward, back the way you came?
[2/23/2013 11:18:30 PM] Caspar: Caspar does as well!
[2/23/2013 11:18:38 PM] Caspar: Well, tehre's only one way to go.
[2/23/2013 11:18:39 PM] Josie: There's a new wall that wasn't there before, in the opposite direction; there's no doors there.
[2/23/2013 11:18:41 PM] Josie: Yep.
[2/23/2013 11:18:44 PM] Josie: Back the way you came.
[2/23/2013 11:19:08 PM] Josie: You start heading back to safety!
[2/23/2013 11:19:14 PM] Arwen: Arwen follows them back the way we came
[2/23/2013 11:19:17 PM] Marilla: Follows.
[2/23/2013 11:19:29 PM] Trystan: Trystan joins them.
[2/23/2013 11:19:35 PM] Aethon: Aethon pushes forward until he is in front.
[2/23/2013 11:19:53 PM] Aethon: "Probably a good idea..."
[2/23/2013 11:19:55 PM] Caspar: Caspar is watching for traps.
[2/23/2013 11:19:59 PM] Marilla: "Now you'll tell mommy if you see anything won't you?"
[2/23/2013 11:20:27 PM] Josie: ... after a while, you notice you're not getting any closer than you were before.
[2/23/2013 11:20:56 PM] Caspar: Caspar tugs on the twine as he walks forward.
[2/23/2013 11:21:13 PM] Josie: It tugs back, gently!
[2/23/2013 11:21:29 PM] Aethon: Aethon fights the urge to shiver.
[2/23/2013 11:21:40 PM] Karid: Karid looks up!
[2/23/2013 11:21:50 PM] Trystan: Trystan glares quietly. Russet is twitching.
[2/23/2013 11:21:51 PM] Aethon: Aethon ducks.
[2/23/2013 11:22:10 PM] Caspar: Caspar is pulling himself along the twine back to the door.
[2/23/2013 11:22:33 PM] Karid: "...does anyone have something to throw?"
[2/23/2013 11:22:41 PM] Karid: "I wish to test something."
[2/23/2013 11:22:51 PM] Trystan: "I have a crossbow..."
[2/23/2013 11:22:53 PM] Karid: "Look up."
[2/23/2013 11:22:58 PM] Marilla: Wonders why people are ducking... "I though I told you to tell me if you see something..."
[2/23/2013 11:23:01 PM] Karid: "...just give me a bolt."
[2/23/2013 11:23:02 PM] Trystan: Trystan looks up
[2/23/2013 11:23:07 PM] Josie: Caspar pulls and pulls and you all keep walking and walking... the hallway wasn't this long, was it?
[2/23/2013 11:23:12 PM] Josie: Trystan sees a mirror on the ceiling!
[2/23/2013 11:23:19 PM] Trystan: Trystan hands Karid a bolt, too
[2/23/2013 11:23:24 PM] Josie: ... only in the reflection, Karid has needle sharp six inch teeth.
[2/23/2013 11:23:34 PM] Karid: "That is no ordinary ceiling. Look at my reflection."
[2/23/2013 11:23:38 PM] Karid: Karid tosses the bolt at it
[2/23/2013 11:23:53 PM] Josie: The other Karid catches the bolt, still smiling.
[2/23/2013 11:24:08 PM] Trystan: "... Blast."
[2/23/2013 11:24:17 PM] Karid: "..sorry."
[2/23/2013 11:24:38 PM] Marilla: "Oh! Another one of these!" Examines herself and her companion in the mirror.
[2/23/2013 11:24:42 PM] Trystan: ((I AM NOW GOING TO MAGIC MISSILE THAT THING OK?))
[2/23/2013 11:24:51 PM] Caspar: Caspar looks up, cautiously!
[2/23/2013 11:24:53 PM] Aethon: Aethon looks up
[2/23/2013 11:24:55 PM] Josie: You can try, although I would note that you're standing under it.
[2/23/2013 11:25:07 PM | Edited 11:25:11 PM] Josie: Caspar also sees himself!
[2/23/2013 11:25:07 PM] Arwen: Arwen looks up
[2/23/2013 11:25:16 PM] Karid: (( Magic missile reflects? ))
[2/23/2013 11:25:30 PM] Trystan: ((I thought only shield did that...))
[2/23/2013 11:25:33 PM] Josie: No, but shards of glass do fall in a general downward direction.
[2/23/2013 11:25:37 PM] Karid: (( Oh, right ))
[2/23/2013 11:25:43 PM] Trystan: ((... ok, point.))
[2/23/2013 11:25:48 PM] Josie: Often quite pointily.
[2/23/2013 11:25:50 PM] Caspar: Hrm.
[2/23/2013 11:25:59 PM] Trystan: ((But they caught a bolt! Not normal glass!))
[2/23/2013 11:26:20 PM] Josie: True! You can try it!
[2/23/2013 11:26:38 PM] Karid: "...hand me another bolt."
[2/23/2013 11:26:52 PM] Karid: "And some rope."
[2/23/2013 11:27:06 PM] Trystan: Trystan hands him another bolt. It's worth noting that his hand is glowing.
[2/23/2013 11:27:40 PM] Trystan: Trystan also sticks his quarterstaff towards the ceiling, watching to see what his reflection does!
[2/23/2013 11:28:04 PM] Josie: Trystan's quarterstaff hits the ceiling! Thunk, thunk. Looks pretty solid.
[2/23/2013 11:28:23 PM] Caspar: So the other me is dead.  I find that unsettling.
[2/23/2013 11:28:41 PM] Karid: "...the other me has the mouth of a demon."
[2/23/2013 11:28:47 PM] Karid: "I find that unsettling."
[2/23/2013 11:28:51 PM] Josie: Now that he mentions it, Caspar's reflection *does* look sort of generally dead.
[2/23/2013 11:29:14 PM] Aethon: Aethon checks for his reflection.
[2/23/2013 11:29:16 PM] Trystan: "This is... weird. More ghosts?"
[2/23/2013 11:29:40 PM] Karid: Karid stops looking at the ceiling
[2/23/2013 11:29:48 PM] Trystan: "And why am I a vampire? They don't even have reflections!"
[2/23/2013 11:29:54 PM] Josie: The other Trystan is shirtless, and seems to be  a vampire, fangs dripping gorrrre.
[2/23/2013 11:29:58 PM] Marilla: Marilla watches herself caress Dionysia in the cieling, if she is there that is.
[2/23/2013 11:30:24 PM] Caspar: Caspar turns his attention back to the floor, still watching for traps.
[2/23/2013 11:30:32 PM] Josie: Marilla looks like some sort of a hag. It's *awful.* Nobody looks right.
[2/23/2013 11:30:42 PM] Josie: No traps, but you're still not getting any closer...
[2/23/2013 11:31:07 PM] Marilla: "Oh my.... What is that?"
[2/23/2013 11:31:07 PM] Trystan: "... I am going to cast at the ceiling. Everybody, duck and cover."
[2/23/2013 11:31:10 PM] Karid: (( New name for this ))
[2/23/2013 11:31:15 PM] Karid: (( Lancelot syndrome )
[2/23/2013 11:32:13 PM] Trystan: Russet darts into Trystan's leather belt pouch, pulling it shut over him.
[2/23/2013 11:32:25 PM] Trystan: And... MAGIC MISSILE AT THE CEILING!
[2/23/2013 11:32:57 PM] Karid: (( Don't worry about that roll ))
[2/23/2013 11:32:59 PM] Josie: The magic missile thuds into the ceiling! It goes dark.
[2/23/2013 11:33:03 PM] Karid: (( You failed your WIS check harder ))
[2/23/2013 11:33:16 PM] Josie: No more mirror, but no shards either.
[2/23/2013 11:33:22 PM] Trystan: ((Hey! THUD, not SHATTER!))
[2/23/2013 11:33:27 PM] Josie: Yep.
[2/23/2013 11:33:36 PM] Trystan: "Go!"
[2/23/2013 11:33:53 PM] Karid: Karid tries moving forward?
[2/23/2013 11:34:00 PM] Josie: You all move forward again!
[2/23/2013 11:34:11 PM] Josie: ... but again, it seems like you're not getting anywhere.
[2/23/2013 11:34:12 PM] Karid: (( Disregard! ))
[2/23/2013 11:34:14 PM] Karid: (( Aw ))
[2/23/2013 11:34:25 PM] Karid: (( REGARD ))
[2/23/2013 11:34:30 PM] Josie: Except, oddly, for Caspar, who seems to be gaining ground and getting further away from you.
[2/23/2013 11:34:47 PM] Aethon: "Caspar, hold."
[2/23/2013 11:34:58 PM] Caspar: Caspar stops.  "Okay.  Close your eyes."
[2/23/2013 11:35:05 PM] Aethon: Aethon closes his eyes.
[2/23/2013 11:35:08 PM] Caspar: Caspar passes the ball of twine back.
[2/23/2013 11:35:28 PM] Trystan: Trystan closes his, and takes the twine when it comes to him, passing it on.
[2/23/2013 11:35:39 PM] Caspar: Everyone grab this and let it lead you to the door.
[2/23/2013 11:36:06 PM] Karid: Karid does so!
[2/23/2013 11:36:12 PM] Josie: Everyone takes the twine and heads forward with their eyes shut!
[2/23/2013 11:36:58 PM | Edited 11:37:06 PM] Caspar: ((Indeeeeeeed.))
[2/23/2013 11:37:17 PM] Josie: Pretty quickly you begin to hear whispers.
[2/23/2013 11:37:26 PM] Josie: Some of the voices are calling or begging for help.
[2/23/2013 11:37:30 PM] Caspar: Also let's ignore the whispers.
[2/23/2013 11:37:43 PM] Josie: Other ones tell you how worthless you are, and how you're going to die, horribly. (Some of those get rather graphic.)
[2/23/2013 11:38:07 PM] Arwen: Arwen starts singing to try to cover up what they're saying
[2/23/2013 11:38:21 PM] Josie: Roll a Perform check, Arwen!
[2/23/2013 11:38:52 PM] Josie: Arwen totally drowns out the voices and sounds completely, totally awesome.
[2/23/2013 11:38:57 PM] Marilla: Marilla starts to giggle at some of the voices suggestions and ideas of her and her badgers bloody deaths.
[2/23/2013 11:39:13 PM | Edited 11:39:16 PM] Trystan: "That's beautiful singing..."
[2/23/2013 11:39:15 PM] Josie: (Fear the Bard.)
[2/23/2013 11:39:22 PM] Aethon: Aethon holds his breath.
[2/23/2013 11:39:50 PM] Josie: The floor changes under your feet and you realize you're probably in the main room again.
[2/23/2013 11:40:03 PM] Arwen: Arwen kisses the ground
[2/23/2013 11:40:36 PM] Caspar: Caspar checks to see if we're at the end of the line of twine.
[2/23/2013 11:40:55 PM] Trystan: Trystan lets Russet sniff the air first.
[2/23/2013 11:40:58 PM] Josie: You are, or nearly so! It's all wound up again, or just about.
[2/23/2013 11:41:02 PM] Karid: Karid looks around
[2/23/2013 11:41:08 PM] Josie: Serafina is hugging Aethon.
[2/23/2013 11:41:13 PM] Josie: Then she moves to hug everyone else.
[2/23/2013 11:41:21 PM] Trystan: Trystan hugs her tight!
[2/23/2013 11:41:21 PM] Josie: Serafina: Where have you been?! It's been *hours*.
[2/23/2013 11:41:24 PM] Aethon: Aethon smiles.
[2/23/2013 11:41:36 PM] Aethon: "It's good to see you, too."
[2/23/2013 11:41:38 PM] Caspar: Well,t hat wasn't so bad.
[2/23/2013 11:41:39 PM] Trystan: "Hours? It's been a few minutes!"
[2/23/2013 11:41:44 PM] Karid: (( 24 SENSE MOTIVE I DON'T TRUST THE BITCH ))
[2/23/2013 11:41:53 PM | Edited 11:41:58 PM] Karid: (( NO I'M NOT PARANOID ))
[2/23/2013 11:42:12 PM] Karid: (( *twitch* ))
[2/23/2013 11:42:14 PM] Trystan: ((Yep! Just sexist!))
[2/23/2013 11:42:20 PM] Karid: (( MAYBE ))
[2/23/2013 11:42:26 PM] Karid: (( PROBABLY ))
[2/23/2013 11:42:29 PM] Karid: (( ...YES ))
[2/23/2013 11:42:40 PM] Josie: Serafina: It's after *lunch*.
[2/23/2013 11:43:03 PM] Aethon: "Your mother wasn't kidding about the temporal anomalies. It feels like we've been only gone for a few minutes."
[2/23/2013 11:43:19 PM] Trystan: "... We only fought one beast. Temporal anomalies? Really?"
[2/23/2013 11:43:23 PM] Josie: Serafina: It's 4 o'clock! I was worried! Especially when you started to run!
[2/23/2013 11:43:24 PM] Karid: "Indeed."
[2/23/2013 11:43:38 PM] Trystan: "Running?"
[2/23/2013 11:43:47 PM] Josie: Serafina: Well, all the thread began to pull.
[2/23/2013 11:43:58 PM] Karid: "We could not make it to the entrance."
[2/23/2013 11:44:00 PM] Josie: (This was probably when poor Caspar and the rest of you guys were spinning.)
[2/23/2013 11:44:14 PM] Josie: Serafina: I hate the West Wing.
[2/23/2013 11:44:27 PM] Karid: (( Silly show, yeah ))
[2/23/2013 11:44:28 PM] Trystan: "That... must have been the spinning."
[2/23/2013 11:44:31 PM] Marilla: ((I love the west wing)
[2/23/2013 11:44:37 PM] Marilla: (You mean awesome show)
[2/23/2013 11:44:40 PM] Josie: Serafina: ... spinning?
[2/23/2013 11:44:42 PM] Trystan: ((It is fun.))
[2/23/2013 11:44:48 PM] Karid: (( I've never actually seen it XD ))
[2/23/2013 11:44:52 PM] Trystan: "The room was spinning."
[2/23/2013 11:44:57 PM] Marilla: ((I've been marathoning it this weekend))
[2/23/2013 11:45:01 PM] Trystan: "It was... odd."
[2/23/2013 11:45:25 PM] Arwen: "It was nauseating is what it was."
[2/23/2013 11:45:37 PM] Josie: Serafina: ... the room was spinning? Which room?
[2/23/2013 11:45:38 PM] Marilla: "Darling, how could you let the hours slip me by?"
[2/23/2013 11:46:07 PM] Trystan: "It was a room with animals on the floor. And a dog statue."
[2/23/2013 11:46:29 PM] Trystan: "It was large and round, and mirrored."
[2/23/2013 11:46:55 PM] Josie: Serafina: Oh, the carousel room?
[2/23/2013 11:47:11 PM] Arwen: "Sounds like a fitting name."
[2/23/2013 11:47:15 PM] Caspar: There wasn't a carousel.  Just an animate statue that tried to kill us.
[2/23/2013 11:47:27 PM] Josie: Serafina: ... oh. I wonder what happened to it?
[2/23/2013 11:47:29 PM] Karid: "Just."
[2/23/2013 11:47:38 PM] Josie: Serafina: Are you all right? You look like you're bleeding.
[2/23/2013 11:47:47 PM] Josie: She looks at Caspar, and then Aethon, worriedly.
[2/23/2013 11:47:59 PM] Karid: "I healed their wounds."
[2/23/2013 11:48:10 PM] Aethon: "Nothing to worry about, Sera."
[2/23/2013 11:48:13 PM] Karid: (( Cockblock, go! ))
[2/23/2013 11:48:16 PM] Karid: (( >_> ))
[2/23/2013 11:48:18 PM] Karid: (( <_< ))
[2/23/2013 11:48:23 PM] Trystan: ((XD))
[2/23/2013 11:48:51 PM] Josie: Serafina: Oh, good.
[2/23/2013 11:49:16 PM] Josie: Serafina: At least a few of the servants are here now. Well, the cook and her sister, anyway.
[2/23/2013 11:49:23 PM] Trystan: Trystan looks... deeply bothered by something.
[2/23/2013 11:49:31 PM] Josie: Serafina: Are you all right?
[2/23/2013 11:49:39 PM] Trystan: "I'll be ok."
[2/23/2013 11:50:05 PM] Trystan: "Those... images. We saw images on the ceiling. They bothered me."
[2/23/2013 11:50:19 PM] Karid: "They were only images."
[2/23/2013 11:50:31 PM] Karid: "Do not concern yourself too much with them. That is what the spirits want."
[2/23/2013 11:50:41 PM] Trystan: "They caught that bolt, though..."
[2/23/2013 11:51:04 PM] Karid: "Spirits can do many things that defy natural laws."
[2/23/2013 11:51:13 PM] Josie: Serafina: ... what did you see?
[2/23/2013 11:51:14 PM] Aethon: "Do not trouble yourself. If they come, I shall strike them down, like the infernal hellspawn."
[2/23/2013 11:51:58 PM] Trystan: "I saw... they were corruptions of us. Even Russet was undead."
[2/23/2013 11:52:27 PM] Aethon: "Nothing but manifestations of the darkness we all carry within us."
[2/23/2013 11:52:42 PM] Aethon: "You are who you are, good and evil combined."
[2/23/2013 11:52:50 PM] Aethon: "Do not trouble yourself with apparitions of darkness."
[2/23/2013 11:53:05 PM] Trystan: Trystan seems even more bothered by the throught of that. One of his hands goes to his collar.
[2/23/2013 11:53:06 PM] Aethon: Aethon puts his hand on Trystan's shoulder.
[2/23/2013 11:53:16 PM] Marilla: "I've always wanted to be a learned old hag!"
[2/23/2013 11:53:24 PM] Aethon: Aethon grips, then lets go.
[2/23/2013 11:53:35 PM] Aethon: "Strength from within."
[2/23/2013 11:53:46 PM] Trystan: "I'll... try."
[2/23/2013 11:53:57 PM] Aethon: Aethon nods.
[2/23/2013 11:53:59 PM] Josie: Serafina nods. "Some of the ghosts here are just... not very nice. I don't think they were nice when they were alive, either."
[2/23/2013 11:54:13 PM] Josie: In Meneluinin "not very nice" means OH GOD TERRIBLE.
[2/23/2013 11:54:41 PM] Trystan: Trystan winces. He knows his family. Not very nice... oh dear.
[2/23/2013 11:55:41 PM] Karid: "We are here to get rid of them, yes? So we shall."
[2/23/2013 11:56:17 PM] Aethon: "I agree. Our work is not yet complete."
[2/23/2013 11:56:45 PM] Josie: Serafina: But you can't go back in there today. Come and have some ... lunch? Supper? ... I don't know, she might not let us eat anything until later.
[2/23/2013 11:56:56 PM] Josie: Serafina: ... she seems a little bit... temperamental.
[2/23/2013 11:57:00 PM] Aethon: "She?"
[2/23/2013 11:57:00 PM] Caspar: We defeated an animate dog statue.  I would say we haven't even *started* our work yet.
[2/23/2013 11:57:02 PM] Marilla: "She?"
[2/23/2013 11:57:38 PM] Trystan: "I'm not hungry. Where are we staying?"
[2/23/2013 11:58:10 PM] Josie: Serafina: Oh, the new cook.
[2/23/2013 11:58:29 PM] Josie: Serafina: Pick any of the rooms in the East Wing that aren't already occupied.
[2/23/2013 11:58:31 PM] Josie: She smiles.
[2/23/2013 11:59:20 PM] Josie: She points toward the safe East Wing!
[2/23/2013 11:59:36 PM] Trystan: "Alright. Thank you, cousin." Even Russet looks antsy as Trystan heads down the eastern hall.
[12:00:19 AM] Josie: Sera nods. "If you have your rooms, or if you want to meet the cook, follow me!"
[12:00:29 AM] Caspar: Sounds good.
[12:00:39 AM] Josie: She heads back to the kitchen.
[12:00:45 AM] Josie: (down the same hallway.)
[12:00:49 AM] Aethon: Aethon follows Serafina.
[12:00:56 AM] Caspar: Caspar does as well.
[12:01:04 AM] Arwen: Arwen follows
[12:01:15 AM] Marilla: (How the hell do you do that?)
[12:01:17 AM] Karid: Karid follows!
[12:01:20 AM] Josie: Most of you head for the kitchen!
[12:01:24 AM] Josie: ( / me)
[12:01:32 AM] Josie: (But all together and without the parends.)
[12:02:00 AM] Marilla: Marilla follows Trystan.
[12:03:10 AM] Josie: As you approach the kitchen you hear... cussin'!
[12:03:23 AM] Josie: Loud, explosive, angry, and vivid, and creative cussin'.
[12:03:51 AM] Karid: "...gods."
[12:04:09 AM] Karid: "She is not a happy woman is she."
[12:04:25 AM] Josie: She's not.
[12:04:29 AM] Josie: Serafina winces.
[12:04:51 AM] Josie: And hesitates outside the door of the kitchen. "... I... think I'll wait in the common room. You go ahead and introduce yourselves."
[12:05:03 AM] Karid: "What did the food do to deserve such beratement?"
[12:05:20 AM] Josie: Serafina: I don't know...
[12:05:20 AM] Caspar: Caspar walks in!
[12:05:42 AM] Karid: Karid does as well
[12:05:50 AM] Aethon: Aethon takes Serafina by the waist. "So, you were worried about us?"
[12:06:01 AM] Arwen: Arwen walks in
[12:06:27 AM] Karid: (( Karid is totally gonna ask where a woman learned to swear like that ))
[12:06:31 AM | Edited 12:06:58 AM] Karid: (( I expect facepunch ))
[12:06:37 AM] Karid: (( Or nutpunch ))
[12:06:55 AM] Josie: Bam.
[12:07:08 AM] Josie: Not yet.
[12:07:18 AM] Josie: Arwen, Karid and Caspar walk into the kitchen.
[12:08:06 AM] Josie: They find a woman balancing on one leg on one of the countertops, reaching for some sort of a jar that's floating just a few inches out of her reach.
[12:09:08 AM] Josie: She's also cursing like a sailor trying to get the jar.
[12:09:28 AM] Josie: ... you can mostly see her from the back but she's pretty obviously dressed, ah... *interestingly*.
[12:09:35 AM] Karid: " you need help with that, ma'am?"
[12:09:52 AM] Josie: Looks like a short skirt, combat boots, a bikini top and a shock of bright, bright blue hair standing straight up.
[12:10:38 AM] Josie: Cook: ... yes. This ****ing ghost, ****ing won't give me the ****ing **** pepper jar!
[12:11:02 AM] Josie: She turns around and you see a faceful of piercings. And her hair is in a fauxhawk.
[12:11:09 AM] Karid: "...I am not sure I want to try that pepper anyway."
[12:11:15 AM] Karid: "PErhaps you should leave it for now?"
[12:11:18 AM] Trystan: ((... Oh. My. God. XD))
[12:11:35 AM] Josie: Cook: That's my ****ing point, she keeps ****ing putting in every-****ing-thing!
[12:11:56 AM] Caspar: Hmm.  Have you thought that maybe she thinks you're trying to mug her?
[12:12:08 AM] Josie: Cook: Why? I ****ing work here!
[12:12:49 AM] Caspar: Could be she assumes you're a pirate.
[12:13:08 AM] Karid: "...where did you -learn- such language?"
[12:13:34 AM] Karid: "...wait."
[12:13:42 AM] Karid: "Are you from Western Rafangia?"
[12:13:58 AM] Josie: Cook: 'course I am. Can you just ****ing grab this thing for me??
[12:14:22 AM] Karid: Karid nods to himself, as if confirming something
[12:14:26 AM] Karid: "Very well."
[12:15:03 AM] Karid: Karid pulls out his sword and simply taps the jar, attempting to drag it away with it
[12:17:32 AM] Josie: Karid moves the jar a bit, and the cook pounces at it, grabbing it away from the ghost and tucking into a roll on the ground, gracefully.
[12:17:34 AM] Josie: She stands up.
[12:18:12 AM] Josie: Cook: Ha! take that, ghostie.
[12:18:34 AM] Josie: Then she turns to you, jar firmly in one hand and other hand on her hip. "Now. Who the **** are you?"
[12:18:44 AM] Karid: "It is good to meet another Rafangian, eve--..."
[12:18:51 AM] Karid: "...Well then."
[12:19:49 AM] Caspar: We were hired to investigate the house.
[12:20:04 AM] Karid: Karid mutters to himself
[12:20:19 AM] Josie: Cook: Good! Maybe you can do a quick exorcism!
[12:20:25 AM] Josie: There's a faint wailing noise near the window.
[12:20:38 AM] Karid: ", no exorcisms. They are not all evil."
[12:20:45 AM] Caspar: We're here for the dangerous ghosts, not the ones that irritate you.
[12:21:28 AM] Josie: Cook: Well if she puts that much pepper in MY ****ing food it's gonna GET ****ing dangerous real ****ing quick!
[12:21:56 AM] Aethon: Aethon enters the kitchen, a little short of breath.
[12:22:17 AM] Karid: Karid sighs and recites a prayer
[12:22:30 AM] Aethon: "When are we breaking our fast?"
[12:22:43 AM] Caspar: Maybe she thinks your food is bland.
[12:22:49 AM] Josie: The cook glowers. "Who's he, another ineffective..."
[12:22:54 AM] Josie: Cook: BLAND???? BLAND!!!?!?!
[12:23:00 AM] Josie: She picks up a cleaver.
[12:23:05 AM] Karid: "...I can speak from experience, western food?"
[12:23:08 AM] Karid: "Not bland."
[12:23:12 AM] Arwen: "He didn't mean it!  He's just like that! He doesn't mean it!"
[12:23:14 AM | Edited 12:23:21 AM] Caspar: Why else would she be adding pepper?
[12:23:34 AM] Josie: Cook: Because when yer DEAD you ain't got any TASTE BUDS.
[12:24:16 AM] Arwen: "Speaking of taste buds, mine are dying for something tasty.  Got anything we could eat?  I haven't eaten since breakfast."
[12:24:18 AM] Caspar: Well.  Anyway.  When's lunch?
[12:24:46 AM] Josie: Cook: Four hours ago at noon. We can have an early supper now that I've managed to keep that nasty spectre from ruining everything with pepper.
[12:24:57 AM] Caspar: That would work.
[12:25:10 AM] Karid: "...perhaps I could help?"
[12:25:22 AM] Karid: "Eastern and western Rafangian food does mix well."
[12:25:42 AM] Josie: The cook narrows her eyes at Karid. "... true. Didn't know your men could cook, I was always told they were useless."
[12:26:02 AM] Karid: ", western women are just terrifying"
[12:26:24 AM] Josie: The cook laughs. "Thanks. I'm Lissa, nice to meet you."
[12:26:30 AM] Josie: She offers a hand for Karid to shake.
[12:26:44 AM] Karid: Karid goes to give a bow, then stops and shakes her hand a bit awkwardly
[12:26:52 AM] Josie: She has a good strong handshake.
[12:27:01 AM] Josie: She offers her hand to Caspar, Arwen and Aethon next.
[12:27:05 AM] Karid: "I am Karid, cleric and guardian of Jaer."
[12:27:16 AM] Aethon: Aethon bows.
[12:27:31 AM] Caspar: Caspar takes her hand.
[12:27:33 AM] Caspar: Caspar.
[12:27:39 AM] Aethon: "I am Aethanus Hyperianus II, paladin of the holy order of Jaer."
[12:27:54 AM] Josie: She almost crushes Caspar's hand.
[12:28:04 AM] Arwen: Arwen shakes her hand. "I am Arwen. Bard, wanderer, and I'm told a make a delicous blueberry pie."
[12:28:07 AM] Josie: And then Aethon's, whether he likes it or not.
[12:28:13 AM] Josie: She's a little more careful with Arwen.
[12:28:58 AM] Josie: Cook: Jaer, huh? I like him, he's not a wimp.
[12:29:19 AM] Aethon: Aethon laughs aloud.
[12:29:19 AM] Josie: Lissa: Well. What do you want for supper, anyway? I can send you away with some appetizers for now.
[12:29:30 AM] Aethon: "It's refreshing to meet someone well versed."
[12:30:02 AM] Karid: "Indeed it is."
[12:30:35 AM] Arwen: "Appetizers would be lovely.  Afterall, I still need to go find a room to stay in."
[12:32:02 AM] Josie: She opens up a couple of drawers, brings out some vegetables and fruit and starts stirring a number of other ingredients together to make a dip.
[12:32:11 AM] Josie: And then a second dip.
[12:32:34 AM] Josie: Then she starts looking around for a tray, but gets distracted when she has to grab the pepper jar again.
[12:32:37 AM] Karid: "I could help make Kibbee if we have the materials..."
[12:33:14 AM] Josie: Lissa: You *do* know something then, after all. I don't think these folks could handle it, though, we'll try that another time.
[12:33:25 AM] Josie: Lissa: What *do* you want for supper?
[12:33:34 AM] Karid: Karid frowns, "Very well."
[12:34:09 AM] Karid: "I am fine with anything otherwise for now."
[12:34:11 AM] Karid: Karid shrugs
[12:34:19 AM] Caspar: Stew of some kind would be good.
[12:34:52 AM] Josie: Lissa: Hm. All right, sounds good. Now shoo, I've got work to do.
[12:35:09 AM] Karid: Karid nods and leaves
[12:35:23 AM] Caspar: Caspar waves and leaves.
[12:35:44 AM] Arwen: Arwen leaves
[12:36:39 AM] Josie: You all head next door to the kitchen.
[12:37:03 AM] Josie: It's a cozy little common room, for those of you who haven't been there before--a table and chairs on one side, a fireplace (with a roaring fire) and some couches on the other.
[12:37:59 AM] Aethon: Aethon takes a seat by the fire.
[12:38:10 AM] Karid: Karid takes a seat, a minor 'oh shit' expression on his face
[12:38:41 AM] Arwen: Arwen takes a chair at the table.
[12:39:43 AM] Josie: It's a nice place.
[12:39:51 AM] Josie: Serafina pops in and looks at Karid. "What's wrong?"
[12:40:08 AM] Karid: "Westerners."
[12:40:40 AM] Josie: Serafina: ... Westerners?
[12:40:57 AM] Karid: "The cook is a western Rafangian."
[12:41:59 AM] Josie: Serafina, cautiously: ... is that bad?
[12:42:46 AM] Karid: "For the food?"
[12:42:50 AM] Karid: "Definitely not."
[12:42:58 AM] Karid: "For the personality, however..."
[12:43:31 AM] Josie: Serafina: ... oh. Well, she does seem pretty boisterous!
[12:43:51 AM] Josie: Serafina: What's their food like?
[12:44:10 AM] Karid: "As spicy as they are."
[12:45:04 AM] Josie: Serafina: ... Oh... oh dear. Maybe we shouldn't've let her have the pepper.
[12:45:35 AM] Karid: "Eastern Rafangian food is less spicy, but has more rich flavors. They mix quite well."
[12:45:47 AM] Karid: "...why do you think I offered to help cook?"
[12:45:55 AM] Karid: "Someone needs to keep the pepper in check"
[12:46:51 AM] Josie: Serafina: Oh...
[12:47:00 AM] Josie: She sits down next to Aethon.
[12:47:49 AM] Caspar: I don't taste things terribly well.  I don't mind spicy.
[12:48:06 AM] Trystan: ((... Lissa and Karid. I could ship it. /shot))
[12:49:04 AM] Josie: ((Oh man, they would kill each other dead.))
[12:50:56 AM] Josie: A blonde human woman wanders in. "Oh, excuse me, I'm so sorry. ... you're back?"
[12:51:06 AM] Josie: Serafina: Yes! And they're not dead, isn't it marvellous?
[12:51:17 AM] Caspar: I like to think so.
[12:51:44 AM] Arwen: "I don't think we've had the pleasure of meeting yet."
[12:53:18 AM] Josie: Blonde: I'm Illa. Lissa's sister?
[12:53:44 AM] Josie: She's dressed pretty plain--pale green dress, nothing too fancy.
[12:53:52 AM] Josie: Blonde: I'm here to take care of the books.
[12:54:37 AM] Arwen: "It's a pleasure to meet you. May I borrow one?  I didn't bring anything with me and I've been dying to start a new one."
[12:54:42 AM] Karid: Karid blinks
[12:54:55 AM] Karid: "You are -her- sister?"
[12:56:10 AM] Josie: Illa: .... yes?
[12:56:23 AM] Josie: Illa: Yes, of course! They're everywhere, is the problem.
[12:56:38 AM] Josie: Illa: I've catalogued most of the ones in the bedrooms already.
[12:56:54 AM] Josie: Illa: But I haven't gotten through these and the library will take *years.*
[12:57:01 AM] Karid: "...sorry, it is just surprising."
[12:57:02 AM] Josie: Illa: *And* I hear there are some in the other wings.
[12:57:34 AM] Arwen: "You might not want to go to the other wings...we found the west wing...unpleasant."
[12:57:48 AM] Karid: "Indeed, stay well away from it."
[12:58:13 AM] Karid: "...perhaps we should put up some sort of warning around the west wing for now."
[12:58:37 AM] Caspar: I'm pretty sure everyone here knows to stay away from it.
[12:58:50 AM | Edited 12:58:57 AM] Josie: Illa: ... what did you see?
[12:58:51 AM] Karid: "Yes, but who knows. The halls could shift in this place."
[12:59:03 AM] Karid: "It would be good to have a marker. No such thing as too cautious."
[12:59:21 AM] Caspar: Spinning mirrors, evil doppelgangers, hellhounds.
[12:59:34 AM | Edited 12:59:40 AM] Caspar: Your standard haunted manor arsenal.
[12:59:48 AM] Josie: Illa: Oh, that doesn't sound... healthy.
[1:00:31 AM] Josie: Illa: It's a good thing there are cataloguing spells.
[1:00:43 AM] Trystan: Trystan tries to rest, but can't sleep... and eventually comes out into the common area again, a little tousled.
[1:02:13 AM] Josie: Illa moves to let him in.
[1:02:31 AM] Josie: Illa: ... I'd better go. I don't know if we're allowed to be here.
[1:02:41 AM] Caspar: Why wouldn't you be?
[1:03:02 AM] Trystan: "I'm family. You can stay here if you want to."
[1:03:56 AM] Josie: Illa: ... I'm only a servant, you know. It's kind of the family to even let me be here at all, they could have said no.
[1:04:09 AM] Josie: Illa: Oh, you are? Sorry, sir.
[1:04:18 AM] Josie: Illa: I don't know everyone yet.
[1:04:40 AM] Trystan: "I'm a cousin. My name's Trystan."
[1:05:36 AM] Josie: Illa: I work here. I mean, I do now. I'm the librarian.
[1:05:47 AM] Josie: Illa curtseys. "My sister cooks."
[1:07:20 AM] Josie: And I think there we shall stop for the night!

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