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VerginSacrifice Sep 18th, 2019 127 Never
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  1. [8:46] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: * The STAR TREK: PILGRIM theme didn't play tonight, instead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhkfnPVQyaY beginning softly in the background as they opened into the dead of night in the thick...
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  3. [8:47] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: woodlands on the mountainside.  Our normal heroes could not be seen; instead, each of them was now in the body of an Irushey, their skin varying shades of grey from nearly white to ashen.  They...
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  5. [8:48] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: could see nearly perfectly in the dark, their luminous eyes in varying shades of blue, white and purple perfectly adapted to the nightscape.  They were all dressed in simple clothing with simplistic..
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  7. [8:49] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: colours and styles, and as they awoke they would see that there were several additional Irushey laying nearby, fast asleep in the scraggly, cold grass.  Nearby, a male Irushey with obscenely red...
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  9. [8:49] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: hair was chomping away on what appeared to be a purple apple as he sat on a rock, watching them. *
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  11. [8:50] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey!"  *He called as he tossed the core over his shoulder.*
  12.  
  13. [8:50] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Yawned, only to find his voice a squeaky irushey one, he blinked and looked down at his hands.*
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  15. [8:50] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: ---sits up and looks about assessing her situation.--
  16.  
  17. [8:50] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "...What? Dude, this is trippy..."
  18.  
  19. [8:51] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Told you.  Full immersion, that's the best way to learn, right?"
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  21. [8:51] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --looks at her hands-- "interesting."
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  23. [8:51] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: What in in Dionysus's tainted horn...
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  25. [8:51] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "including language?"
  26.  
  27. [8:51] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin stirred awake and immediately brought a hand up to his head* Aw..
  28.  
  29. [8:51] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Oh, yeah, you should be able to understand them."
  30.  
  31. [8:51] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "This is awesome, Silver, I'll admit..."
  32.  
  33. [8:52] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: What is going on?!
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  35. [8:52] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: We now stand Irushuy
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  37. [8:52] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Um... the whole Silver taking us back in time thing, Li?"
  38.  
  39. [8:52] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  *He groaned.*  "Someone didn't listen..."
  40.  
  41. [8:52] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "It was kind of a big deal."
  42.  
  43. [8:52] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "what is the current temporal coordinates we occupy?"
  44.  
  45. [8:53] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks through the irushuy around him.* I am Marcus.
  46.  
  47. [8:53] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dali lays on her back stretching, looking at her hands, then lifts her feet to the air to look at her toes.*
  48.  
  49. [8:53] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --gets to her feet and approaches Silver--
  50.  
  51. [8:54] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "It's me, T"Ghor, you!" *He says to Marcus, stomping his little Irushey foot, about as threatening as a lamb.*
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  53. [8:54] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Temporal whatsits?  It's a bit over two million years before you were all here.  Give or take about five hundred thousand or so years?"  *He made a vague motion with his little Irushey...
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  55. [8:54] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: hand.*
  56.  
  57. [8:54] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Opens her beautiful Irushey eyes and stares at her hands*
  58.  
  59. [8:55] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Two point fiveish million years ago... nice."
  60.  
  61. [8:55] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks at t'ghor* The world seems somewhat larger.
  62.  
  63. [8:55] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "I feel lighter. It's weird."
  64.  
  65. [8:55] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "Very well then, this is your show. What is next?"
  66.  
  67. [8:55] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Standing* "Important information is required sir.  Do we inhabit irushey bodies.. as a ride along, like you?  Or are we simply in irushey form?  Are we displacing the personalities of living people?"
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  69. [8:56] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Oh, I'm just here to give you the information you're going to need to get in and blend in.  You're all travelers from Argun-Emis, the Star City.  The city you visited earlier, Argun-Ahi...
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  71. [8:56] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Tilts her head as she looks up on Silver*
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  73. [8:56] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: is the Central City.  They're holding a nice little festival in there, so everyone's come from far and wide."
  74.  
  75. [8:57] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks around* Anne where are you?
  76.  
  77. [8:57] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "I am here... please explain, star city?"
  78.  
  79. [8:58] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Is where we're from..."
  80.  
  81. [8:58] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Named because it's the one city you have to travel under the stars to reach.  Everyone else is connected through deep tunnels."
  82.  
  83. [8:58] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he moves his irushuy body over to anne.*
  84.  
  85. [8:59] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Don't worry about displacing or whatnot... it's all taken care of.  Just try and blend in, saying you're travelers from the future is sure to mess with the experience."
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  87. [9:00] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin blinked and looked at all the irushey nearby to familiarize himself with the new looks and sounds of everyone*
  88.  
  89. [9:00] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "And I assume, you have taken care of the language situation?"
  90.  
  91. [9:00] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Studies the other odd individuals in silence*
  92.  
  93. [9:00] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "He already said that, Doctor."
  94.  
  95. [9:00] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "surely we wont be th eonly travellers from this Star City at this gathering. if too many questions are asked we could easily be found out."
  96.  
  97. [9:01] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: What would our professions be?
  98.  
  99. [9:01] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Sorry, I wasn't awake for that.. t'ghor?"
  100.  
  101. [9:02] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he makes note of the iruhuy version of the captain, and the one he assumes is vaylith.*
  102.  
  103. [9:02] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "If you get in trouble I'll be there to bail you out."  *He looked around at them.*  "Artists, mushroom gatherers, miners, byrrhat wranglers... whatever works for you all."
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  105. [9:02] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: "I can see so many ways this could go wrong"
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  107. [9:02] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "I'm a shite artist.. what kind of mushrooms are good, and what are poisonous on this world?"
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  109. [9:03] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  *He stared at Dali.*  "You really want to waste time asking stupid questions like that?  Come on, let's go."
  110.  
  111. [9:03] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Yay, road trip..."
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  113. [9:03] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "just be as vague as possible."
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  115. [9:03] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "I'd rather not poison myself or someone else."
  116.  
  117. [9:03] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --follows Silver--
  118.  
  119. [9:03] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Goes after tiny T'Pang and Silver.*
  120.  
  121. [9:04] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks down at his tiny body* This will take getting use to.
  122.  
  123. [9:04] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "try to avoid giving mushroom advice then doctor."
  124.  
  125. [9:04] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  *He turned, marching them into the cave system.  It was much cleaner and well-maintained than they'd remembered.*
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  127. [9:04] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "You don't think we will be hungry?  I assume they eat them here."
  128.  
  129. [9:04] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *his small irushuy hand took annes*
  130.  
  131. [9:04] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Li'l T'Ghor looked around, taking the well-maintained caves in, blinking in wonder.*
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  133. [9:05] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "SO not the fucking point of coming here!"  *He snapped as they came to the alcove room.  Now the alcove had a lovely meter-sized statue carved from wood, an Irushey woman with her arms...
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  135. [9:05] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *TIny istrin hopped down from his bed and followed the others in a line*
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  137. [9:06] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: outstretched.  Her hand pointing toward the cave entrance was filled with runes stating TO THE STAR CITY and the one pointing further down read TO THE CROSSROADS.*
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  139. [9:06] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Irushey-Anne, tries out her climbing a little as they go, to test how easily she can take purchase on the rock*
  140.  
  141. [9:06] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *There was nothing to climb at this time.*
  142.  
  143. [9:06] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Ooooh... so this was a road sign... guess we were rong bou he alcove."
  144.  
  145. [9:07] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *strides after silver and the others, trying to fit in with the group of Irushey*
  146.  
  147. [9:07] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: *follows after frowning about being small and moving differently*
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  149. [9:07] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: "Two million years is a long time."
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  151. [9:07] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *The Irushey woman had a pretty, smiling face, naked but decked out in carved jewelry.*
  152.  
  153. [9:07] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks up at it.* Similiar to beryxian artwork.
  154.  
  155. [9:07] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --as she follows along she trips, still trying to get used to the new body.--
  156.  
  157. [9:08] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li follows slowly behind them, trying not to trip up.*
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  159. [9:08] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: In the use of jewelry as the only adornation.
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  161. [9:08] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "No, Beryxian artwork tends to be living people..."
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  163. [9:08] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: That is why I said similiar.
  164.  
  165. [9:08] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Aww." *Tiny T'Ghor goes to help T'Pang up, or just help her not fall.*
  166.  
  167. [9:08] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --gets up and looks around awkwardly to see if anyone saw her.--
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  169. [9:09] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Not unlike some of the differences between Etruscan and Roman.
  170.  
  171. [9:09] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin waved a tiny hand in T'pang's direction*
  172.  
  173. [9:09] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --groans quietly--
  174.  
  175. [9:09] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Watch out for those pebbles, Captain."
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  177. [9:10] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "I dunno. Many cultures do nude statues. Living statues is another thing." *Patpats Li'l T'pang's head.*
  178.  
  179. [9:10] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Are you okey?" *To Mini-pang*
  180.  
  181. [9:10] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he runs his hand on the cave wall.*
  182.  
  183. [9:10] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: "The porn of ancient times"
  184.  
  185. [9:10] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Pornography requires something to stand taboo or profane.
  186.  
  187. [9:10] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "I am fine. Just need some time to get used to this physical form."
  188.  
  189. [9:11] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "I like it, I feel faster."
  190.  
  191. [9:11] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *The stone seemed almost... warm as Irushey-Aquila touched it, stirring his little heart some as one might be touched by the sight of the sea.*
  192.  
  193. [9:11] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Does not truely sound like Vaylith, aside form being the voice of someone smaller, the voice is different. not to mention holds concern*
  194.  
  195. [9:12] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: It is peculiar, the stone feels like... home.
  196.  
  197. [9:12] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she nods to T'Ghor-- "it stands to reason the frame is lighter with a greater proportional muscle mass. But, becareful the kinematics are likely significantly different than you are used to."
  198.  
  199. [9:12] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: "Here I thought it was just another form of entertainment"
  200.  
  201. [9:12] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Blinks to Irushey VayVay.* "Which one are you?"
  202.  
  203. [9:12] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "So you are not normally this form?" *To Tini'pang*
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  205. [9:13] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "It's the full Irushey experience, like I said."  *He started them down the other way, toward the underground spring they had encountered before.*
  206.  
  207. [9:13] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --gives Irushey Vay Vay a annoyed look--
  208.  
  209. [9:13] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Ooooh..." *He smiled to not-Vay.* "Hi! I'm T'Ghor!"
  210.  
  211. [9:13] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *He looked to T'Pang.* "Be nice..."
  212.  
  213. [9:13] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Sorry?" *loos confused at tiny'pang*
  214.  
  215. [9:14] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "She can be a bit cranky, sorry for her."
  216.  
  217. [9:14] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: This is more than seeing through the eyes of an irushuy... *he looks at anne*
  218.  
  219. [9:14] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "No I am not normally an Irushey."
  220.  
  221. [9:14] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Facepalms.*
  222.  
  223. [9:14] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Anne whispers to Aquila*
  224.  
  225. [9:15] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Neato. What are you usually?"
  226.  
  227. [9:15] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Whispers to Tiny pang.*
  228.  
  229. [9:16] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li goes to instinctively rub his ridges and stops.*
  230.  
  231. [9:16] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks at her and smiles a little smile*
  232.  
  233. [9:16] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Tiny Istrin tilted his head at IrusheyVay*
  234.  
  235. [9:17] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "I am a bit confused."
  236.  
  237. [9:17] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Vaylith. What do you remember.
  238.  
  239. [9:18] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he turns his attention from Anne to the general direction of the captain and t'ghor*
  240.  
  241. [9:18] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "You have me at an advantage tehre sweetie, Who are you?"
  242.  
  243. [9:19] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "I am T'Pang. Who are you?"
  244.  
  245. [9:19] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Zalithya most likely."
  246.  
  247. [9:19] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Marcus Aquila, USS Pilgrim.
  248.  
  249. [9:19] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: *waddles in  at last  a portly version of the minisule race  ELdax looks around and gauks  *  I just had to be the fat one,
  250.  
  251. [9:20] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Zalithya... Curious."
  252.  
  253. [9:20] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "A pleasure, T'Pang, Marcus."
  254.  
  255. [9:20] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  *A scowly Irushey walked in beside Eldax.*  "Least you aren't in a dress."  *He motioned to his kilt.*
  256.  
  257. [9:20] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: It is good to meet you commander Vayliht.
  258.  
  259. [9:20] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T'Ghor pointed and chuckled at Irushey Rhys.* "Noooo!"
  260.  
  261. [9:21] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  "Shut up, whoever you are, or I'll break that finger."
  262.  
  263. [9:21] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "What exactly are we doing here if I can ask, and why are we all so adorable?"
  264.  
  265. [9:21] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: *moves over to Marcus* "I miss anything on what happens if we die here?"
  266.  
  267. [9:21] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Yupp... definitely Rhys."
  268.  
  269. [9:21] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: I thought that was normal for you   *looking down at he long frier tuck like robes in deep purple,  though little to no decoration
  270.  
  271. [9:21] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "It's a long story, Vaylith, think of it as a road trip."
  272.  
  273. [9:21] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  "Do I sound like a Scott to you?"
  274.  
  275. [9:21] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: I do not know.
  276.  
  277. [9:22] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *to irushey nkiru*
  278.  
  279. [9:22] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "I dunno, most brits sound the same."
  280.  
  281. [9:22] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Hey, guys... kind of missing the tour!"  *he called behind him.*
  282.  
  283. [9:22] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Sounds... fun? Are we in danger here?" *Sheturns to look at silver*
  284.  
  285. [9:22] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: It would seem our host stands anxious.
  286.  
  287. [9:22] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Yea, let's move on!" *He rushed his tiny legs after Silver.*
  288.  
  289. [9:22] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "No, not in danger, don't worry."
  290.  
  291. [9:22] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he tugged on anne's hand*
  292.  
  293. [9:22] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "No one's in any danger... I got it all under control."
  294.  
  295. [9:22] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: Oh a trour?? i hope thers snacks !!  im starving . *rubs him tummy and follows *
  296.  
  297. [9:23] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: "Which one of you?"
  298.  
  299. [9:23] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  *He begrudgingly followed Silver, checking out his little spear.*
  300.  
  301. [9:23] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: *goes after Silver, clearly haveing a bad feeling about it all*
  302.  
  303. [9:24] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: *wattles after everyone with his cugle like walking stick *
  304.  
  305. [9:24] [DOIC3] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Anne whispers to Aquila*
  306.  
  307. [9:25] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Anne whispers to Aquila*
  308.  
  309. [9:25] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *The group came upon the underground spring, finding it much better maintained and lacking in the stalagmites and stalagtites of the modern day.  Multiple species of mushrooms grew by the banks, ...
  310.  
  311. [9:25] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he turned and responded*
  312.  
  313. [9:26] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: clearly cultivated with some care, and a few different species of fish were splashing around its cool waters.  There was a pathway leading down the stream, and they could see that most of the...
  314.  
  315. [9:26] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --examines the mushrooms to determine if they seem to be growing wild or are being cultivated.--
  316.  
  317. [9:26] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: tunnels they had seen in the present had not been dug yet, notably the large tunnel that had lead to the empty Veracysium mine.*
  318.  
  319. [9:27] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T'Ghor knelt to quickly pet a fishy, taking a notice of the lack of some tunnels.*
  320.  
  321. [9:27] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looked to tiny zalithya and ran a hand through his ashen hair*
  322.  
  323. [9:27] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "they appear cultivated. This is likely the answer to your question about mushrooms doctor."
  324.  
  325. [9:27] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: It would seem, we were right in the type of civilization we predicted.
  326.  
  327. [9:28] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Curiously watches the lovely surrounding as she skips along, following Silver*
  328.  
  329. [9:28] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dali tries to memorize what she is seeing of the culitvated area* "Not entirely, but some at least."
  330.  
  331. [9:29] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --continues to follow Silver, while noting the various details they see along the way.--
  332.  
  333. [9:29] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *Further down the path, they could see another wooden sign-woman, this one with four arms pointing to the Star City, one pointing down to the Crossroads, one to the Crypt of Kings and one to the...
  334.  
  335. [9:29] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Stops fishie petting and runs to quickly catch up to the lead pack, going with VayVay, T'P and Silver.*
  336.  
  337. [9:29] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: Deadroads.*
  338.  
  339. [9:29] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "What's the Deadroads?"
  340.  
  341. [9:29] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Sounds ominious.
  342.  
  343. [9:29] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he squeezed anne's hand*
  344.  
  345. [9:30] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "If I gave away everything I might as well have just held a lecture on the surface.  Ask someone when we get there."  *He turned down the tunnel toward the Crossroads.*
  346.  
  347. [9:30] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: *moves up to Silver on tiny legs, a body so unlike her usual well oiled and trained machine of one**
  348.  
  349. [9:31] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Shuts up and fllows.*
  350.  
  351. [9:31] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *laughs but the sound is not his normal baritone*
  352.  
  353. [9:31] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --T'Pang seems to be getting the hang of her new body.--
  354.  
  355. [9:31] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Mutters* "Fit in, don't stand out, but ask questions about the culture we are supposed to be a part of... I can this going so smoothly."
  356.  
  357. [9:31] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: ((see this))
  358.  
  359. [9:32] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --glances at the Doctor, giving her a less than reassuring 'what can go wrong' look--
  360.  
  361. [9:32] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Silver]  "Heard that, if I have to tell you all not to worry about it again I'm going to just ditch you all here and let you work it out youself."
  362.  
  363. [9:32] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  *He rolled his little luminous eyes and trudged on.*
  364.  
  365. [9:33] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin giggled and hopped along*
  366.  
  367. [9:33] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: "Take me with you then" *grinned towards Silver* "I just thing we all expected something different then this"
  368.  
  369. [9:33] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "I wanna see it too! I'm coming with you!" *To Silver.*
  370.  
  371. [9:34] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T'Ghor rummaged around his pocket, finding some nuts from the forest, and started munching on them as he walked, making loud crunchy sounds.*
  372.  
  373. [9:34] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Perhaps then silver you should lead us in a walking song, to stave unwanted conversation.
  374.  
  375. [9:35] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *As they traveled down the well-maintained tunnel, they could see a set of runes carved into the side.  They could all read them easily; "If you come in peace, you are my brother.  If you come in...
  376.  
  377. [9:35] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "does anyone know any traditional Irushey folk songs?"
  378.  
  379. [9:35] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: *started checking her pockets for Candy, a feeling of dread suddenly coming over her*
  380.  
  381. [9:36] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: *starts humming Diggy diggy hole **
  382.  
  383. [9:36] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: desperation, you will have shelter.  If you come in war, you will find only bitter disappointment."*
  384.  
  385. [9:36] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Anne tries to make sure she remembers the runes and their meanings.*
  386.  
  387. [9:36] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *chuckles*Sounds spartan, if not verbose for laconic tongue.
  388.  
  389. [9:37] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Irushey seem to be an interesting gang."
  390.  
  391. [9:37] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --raises an eyebrow at the proverb.-- "interesting."
  392.  
  393. [9:37] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *They could hear a faint squeak up ahead in the tunnel, and the sound of wheels against stone.*
  394.  
  395. [9:37] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Well, we come in peace, so there's that."
  396.  
  397. [9:37] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: These, by our time they are slaves, conquered and conditioned.
  398.  
  399. [9:38] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Interesting, but saddenign at thought fo aoen tumble under heel of dark oppression.
  400.  
  401. [9:38] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "That is horrible."
  402.  
  403. [9:39] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Conquest rarely stands anything else.
  404.  
  405. [9:39] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "We should not speak of such Marcus"
  406.  
  407. [9:39] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "No way of knowing if we are able to be heard by others."
  408.  
  409. [9:39] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --follows the sounds coming from the tunnels up ahead--
  410.  
  411. [9:39] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *They continued onward, finding more similar carvings along the tunnel walls, and a few more alcoves with the same smiling woman carved in wood.*
  412.  
  413. [9:39] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: *starts to advance through the ranks  wiht a hop in his jovial step  brushing the exstreemly long  mutton chops that nearly are mistaken for a beard *
  414.  
  415. [9:41] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: You right Anne,
  416.  
  417. [9:41] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: (you are))
  418.  
  419. [9:41] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she looks at the otheres-- "The doctor is right, from this point forward we need to be extrememly caustious what we say. In fact the less we say the better."
  420.  
  421. [9:42] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "I've been trying to set an example here..."
  422.  
  423. [9:42] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *Eventually they would find themselves in a large and - to some - vaguely familiar chamber.  The stone arches were all intact, the runes carved into them illuminated with faintly glowing golden...
  424.  
  425. [9:42] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: *starts to hum Play that funky music  white boy *
  426.  
  427. [9:42] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Sure thing."
  428.  
  429. [9:43] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: paint.  There were several Irushey here, standing at the archway to the Central City that they had passed through some two and a half million years in the future.*
  430.  
  431. [9:43] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: *frowned not finding any candy in her pockets, this would be a challenge, one that she would overcome, but she still kept up*
  432.  
  433. [9:43] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Ooooh..."
  434.  
  435. [9:43] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --looks around at the chamber-- "it is lovely."
  436.  
  437. [9:44] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Yes... Central city is wonderful."
  438.  
  439. [9:44] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *There was a young Irushey woman smiling and draped in a lovely, flowing gown.  She stepped toward them, offering them each little head wreaths of sticks and little subterranean flowers.*  "Welcome!"
  440.  
  441. [9:45] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: So what do they use for currancy here in this age?
  442.  
  443. [9:45] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he walked observing the suroundings through his irushuy eyes and nodded ot her in greeting.*
  444.  
  445. [9:45] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  "Argun-Ahi welcomes you!  From where do you hail?"
  446.  
  447. [9:45] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: *smiles broadly to her and accepts the wrist wreath and gives curt bow *
  448.  
  449. [9:45] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Looking around, then looking at t'Ghor, she gets a half smile, and almost laughs to herself, thinking T'Ghor might have to apologize for giving Jagoda trouble about his liason after this experience.*
  450.  
  451. [9:46] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --graciously accepts the head wreath, with a smile-- "thank you for your hospitality."
  452.  
  453. [9:46] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Hello! We are from the Star city!"
  454.  
  455. [9:46] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Smiles and accepts her wreath* "Thank you, It is lovely!"
  456.  
  457. [9:47] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: We have traveled to visit. *he accepts the wreath*
  458.  
  459. [9:47] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  *She smiled brightly at that.*  "How lovely, you'll have to tell me all about it later!  You all so rarely get to come see us!"
  460.  
  461. [9:47] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: Much appreation to such a warm greeting my friends
  462.  
  463. [9:47] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Shuffles his head wreath around, to get used to it, noding to the Irushey woman.* "We wanted to come for the festival, hope we're not late."
  464.  
  465. [9:47] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she nods-- "it is a long journey."
  466.  
  467. [9:47] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: *accepts the wreath* "a most kind welcome, thank you"
  468.  
  469. [9:47] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li waves as best he can in his current form.*
  470.  
  471. [9:48] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles to the greeter*
  472.  
  473. [9:48] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --adjust the wreath to a more comfortable position.--
  474.  
  475. [9:48] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  "Why it's the Festival of the Four Cities, and Argun-Emis is as much a part of it as our cities are.  Come, come!  Make yourselves at home, I'll help you find a place to stay during the...
  476.  
  477. [9:48] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Accepting the wreath, she attempts to say thank you with the same bow and smiling enthusiasm she received from San when they first met.*
  478.  
  479. [9:48] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: festivites.  I'm Taala, by the way!"
  480.  
  481. [9:49] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "it is a pleasure to make your aquaintance Taela."
  482.  
  483. [9:49] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: *pats his belly * Eldax the jovial  at your sevice my dear.
  484.  
  485. [9:49] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Thanks, Taela! I'm T'Ghor."
  486.  
  487. [9:49] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin accepted the gifts and looked them over curiously as he listened to the others*
  488.  
  489. [9:50] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She giggled at that.*  "Wonderful to meet you, Eldax the Jovial and T'Ghor!  My, you have some fun names in the Star City!"
  490.  
  491. [9:50] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: I am Marcus.
  492.  
  493. [9:50] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Wonderful to meet you, Taala. I am Zalithyla. I am excited to finally get to see Argun-Emis."
  494.  
  495. [9:50] [DOIC1] Nkiru Jelani@awendra: "And I am Kiru"
  496.  
  497. [9:50] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Yes, we are creative, our parents too... so this kinda names happen."
  498.  
  499. [9:51] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she looks at the others then to Taela.-- "we have a lot of non-traditional names in  Argun-Emis,"
  500.  
  501. [9:51] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Dahlia, is my name, and thank you for your warm greetings Taela"
  502.  
  503. [9:51] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She giggled again.*  "Of course, it's what the High Queen would have wanted after all!"  *She turned, leading them toward the city past the guards, who also gave them warm smiles.*
  504.  
  505. [9:52] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --gave the guards a smile and a wave.--
  506.  
  507. [9:52] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Waved to the guards, then continued after Taala.*
  508.  
  509. [9:52] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  *He glowered at his wreath.*
  510.  
  511. [9:52] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: I am Li.
  512.  
  513. [9:52] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *he frowned slightly at Rhys before following the others*
  514.  
  515. [9:52] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he followed their guide a hand rubbing irushey-wife's back*
  516.  
  517. [9:53] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *As they stepped into what had been a massive stone ruin in modern times, they saw that they were now in a thriving, bustling city.  The well-crafted stone houses were decoratred in stone carvings, ..
  518.  
  519. [9:54] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: little pieces of metal and stone, and painted with various hues that glowed gently in the darkness.  They could see stands with faintly glowingh coals providing any warmth they needed, though their...
  520.  
  521. [9:55] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: bodies seemed more than equipped to deal with what would have still been a thorough chill.*
  522.  
  523. [9:55] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Your homes are so beautiful..."
  524.  
  525. [9:56] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --follows Taela through the city, she can't help but gawk in wide eyed wonder at the sites, so different from the caves appearance in the future.--
  526.  
  527. [9:56] [DOIC] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *Tapestries and flower chains lined the rows of homes and businesses, many showing a beautiful Irushey woman in an iron crown.*
  528.  
  529. [9:57] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin looked around, supressing the urge to ooh and ahh out loud*
  530.  
  531. [9:57] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Oh, we do what we can to make them vibrant, though this time of year we always go all out in honour of the High Queen and the uniting of the Four Cities."
  532.  
  533. [9:57] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *Irushey children ran past, chirping and waving and smiling at the group.*
  534.  
  535. [9:58] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he says quietly to anne* matriachal divinty.
  536.  
  537. [9:58] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T"Ghor waved at the kids, chuckling.* "Cute..."
  538.  
  539. [9:58] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she nods slowly-- "you do the high Queen great honor with your efforts."
  540.  
  541. [9:58] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Child]  "Do you have any sweets, Lady?"  *One of them asked, giving Eldax puppy dog eyes.*
  542.  
  543. [9:59] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *chirps, holding back a laugh*
  544.  
  545. [9:59] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "We all do!"  *They could hear singing up ahead, and a strange percussive sound.*
  546.  
  547. [10:00] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Li'l T'Ghor seemed to vibrate with excitement, the more they neared the festival site.*
  548.  
  549. [10:00] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she cranes her neck trying to see the source of the music up ahead--
  550.  
  551. [10:00] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he follows*
  552.  
  553. [10:00] [DOIC1] Eldax@Flashpoint1.0: *laughs heataly *  No young ones i fear we ran out before making it here i am so sorry
  554.  
  555. [10:00] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --it was clear she was getting into 'the mood' and was excited over the festival.--
  556.  
  557. [10:01] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T'Ghor gave the kid some of the nuts he chewed on.* "These green ones are very sweet. We got them from the forests above."
  558.  
  559. [10:01] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *As they stepped onto a plaza, they could see numerous food stalls, Irushey making paintings and carvings, what appeared to be a storyteller with a crowd of gawking children around him, and a little..
  560.  
  561. [10:02] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: band of Irushey playing primitive instruments and singing a happy song about a byrrhat rider named Jumpy Jilspe.*
  562.  
  563. [10:02] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin covered up his tiny stomach as it released a cute growl*
  564.  
  565. [10:02] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Child]  *he gasped in delight at T'Ghor.*  "Thank you!!"  *he took the nuts.*
  566.  
  567. [10:02] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he took note of the story teller and nodded to Anne*
  568.  
  569. [10:03] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "You're welcome." *He smiled, looking up and enjoying the sight of the festival site.*
  570.  
  571. [10:03] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *In one corner there was a pen with what looked like giant naked mole rats with four eyes and six legs.*
  572.  
  573. [10:04] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "I would love to hear many tales, and songs. That is what I look forward to most."
  574.  
  575. [10:04] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "The Wanderer's Inn is just across the plaza, tell them Taala sent you and they'll give you a place to stay for the day when you're done with the festivities."
  576.  
  577. [10:05] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks to T'pang* Travel leader, permission to explore?
  578.  
  579. [10:05] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Thank you, Thaala!"
  580.  
  581. [10:05] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she nods slowly to Taela.-- "thank you for your hospitality."
  582.  
  583. [10:05] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Thanks, Thaala! Hope we'll see you aroun."
  584.  
  585. [10:05] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "You're welcome, may the gods watch over you all."  *She smiled and waved.*
  586.  
  587. [10:05] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Waved back.* "And over you too."
  588.  
  589. [10:06] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *waved*
  590.  
  591. [10:06] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Fingerwaves*
  592.  
  593. [10:06] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she looks at Aquila-- "Go ahea an explore, but do not wander too far and don't go alone."
  594.  
  595. [10:06] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Sooooo... I'd propose to have a meeting point in case we get lost in the crowd."
  596.  
  597. [10:06] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Maybe the inn she suggested."
  598.  
  599. [10:06] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Agreed.
  600.  
  601. [10:07] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  *He made a beeline for a 'test your strength' game where Irushey were lifting up varying sizes of bolders.*
  602.  
  603. [10:07] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "if we get separated, meet at the Inn later."
  604.  
  605. [10:07] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "understood"
  606.  
  607. [10:07] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Oooh! Okey, inn it is!" *Followed after Rhys to try himself at the game as well.*
  608.  
  609. [10:08] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he takes anne's hand* Shall we, blend in?
  610.  
  611. [10:08] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin followed gleefully after t'ghor and Rhys, chirping* he's not going to win, I feel it!
  612.  
  613. [10:08] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *to Marcus* "The songs and story tellers are likely to give much cultural information in a short time."
  614.  
  615. [10:08] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --tries to move closer to the singing and music playing. finding it inticing.--
  616.  
  617. [10:09] [DOIC3] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "We'll all try it." *He approached the game, waiting for Rhys' turn.*
  618.  
  619. [10:09] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: I agree. *he moves toward the story teller with her*
  620.  
  621. [10:09] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Follows along with Tiny'pang*
  622.  
  623. [10:10] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --Tiny'Pang is used to being the tallest one in the group...now she is the shortest.--
  624.  
  625. [10:10] [DOIC3] Istrin@the5of435: Oh no, I'm just here for the potential memory of him getting beat by another irushey!
  626.  
  627. [10:10] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "...and from the depths, came a terrible sound..."  *He lowered his voice to a terrifying growl.  Several children eeped and hid their faces.*  "It was... the Creature of the Dark and..
  628.  
  629. [10:10] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: Deep!"
  630.  
  631. [10:10] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *she whispers to Marcus* "I want to remember as many stories as I can, to relay to San when we return home."
  632.  
  633. [10:11] [DOIC3] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  *He grunted and strained some, but was able to lift a fairly large-sized rock over his head.  Another Irushey promptly lifted one twice as large.*
  634.  
  635. [10:11] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: A prudent course of action.
  636.  
  637. [10:12] [DOIC3] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Walked forwards to try himself.*
  638.  
  639. [10:12] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Would you care to dance, Tpang?"
  640.  
  641. [10:12] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li quietly listens to the story.*
  642.  
  643. [10:12] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiled an listened to the story*
  644.  
  645. [10:12] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --blinks-- "I don't know how..."
  646.  
  647. [10:12] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *She listened, wishing San could have been with them.*
  648.  
  649. [10:12] [DOIC3] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin laughed and clapped for Rhys* Wow!
  650.  
  651. [10:12] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "It is okey sweetie, just follow my lead and enjoy yourself."
  652.  
  653. [10:13] [DOIC3] Istrin@the5of435: *...then defnitely laughed louder once he got beat*
  654.  
  655. [10:13] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "very well." -approaches Vay awkwardly--
  656.  
  657. [10:14] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "He came up out of the deepest caverns... from the darkest tombs of the world where the blood of the Elders has turned to obsidian... and began to eat those who it found on its way...
  658.  
  659. [10:14] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: One.  By.  One!"  *Some more children squealed in fright.*
  660.  
  661. [10:14] [DOIC3] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T'Ghor raised a significantly bigger stone than Rhys, still not beating the other Irushey.*
  662.  
  663. [10:14] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he put a smalle irushey arm around anne*
  664.  
  665. [10:14] [DOIC3] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Oh, well..."
  666.  
  667. [10:15] [DOIC3] Istrin@the5of435: *he clapped for T'ghor* Nice try! At least you didn't come in last. *he smiled widely*
  668.  
  669. [10:15] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Takes T'pangs in a gentle dance hold and starts leading her in a inn music fitting, aluring dance. slight issues of being a tiny body*
  670.  
  671. [10:16] [DOIC3] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "Yea... there's that..." *He looked around and decided to head for the storyteller too, curiousity getting the best of him.*
  672.  
  673. [10:16] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --follows Vay's lead as best she can.--
  674.  
  675. [10:16] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "He lurched up from the shadows.  First, it struck Argun-Ilgyur, the Magma City, driving its people away and sweeping others into the hot blood of the earth."
  676.  
  677. [10:17] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "Then, it moved on Argun-Satta, the Lake City, drowning those it did not mash within its terrible maw!"
  678.  
  679. [10:17] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *low and subtle to anne* Sounds like Ragnar.
  680.  
  681. [10:17] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Smiles friendly as she leads on T'pang in the dance, enjoying the atmosphere in the inn, trying to fit in with the feel*
  682.  
  683. [10:17] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *A little Irushey boy hugged the woman he was sitting with, starting to cry.*
  684.  
  685. [10:18] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Sat his little Irushey butt down to listen to the storyteller.*
  686.  
  687. [10:18] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "And they fought back... oh, they fought back, with their spears and their slings and their byrrhat riders, but every time, each city fought alone.  And each city lost alone."
  688.  
  689. [10:20] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "Finally... the Creature of the Dark and the Deep set its sights on Argun-Ahi, the Central City.  They raised their banners, and prepared to defend themselves."
  690.  
  691. [10:21] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "But... there was one girl who saw the folly in this single-sided defense.  She mounted her byrrhat and rode without stopping to the different cities, the devastated Argun-Satta and...
  692.  
  693. [10:21] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --as they dance T'Pang seems to get more comfortable.--
  694.  
  695. [10:21] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Hey... you are not at all so bad at this." *Smiles encouraging to T'Pang*
  696.  
  697. [10:22] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: Argun-Ilgyur, and out beneath the stars to Argun-Emis.  She told them all, 'The Creature threatens us all equally... we will never be able to defeat it alone.  We must stand now as brothers and...
  698.  
  699. [10:22] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: sisters, and ensure the safety of us all.  Else, we will all fall.'"
  700.  
  701. [10:24] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  *He extended his arms.*  "They thought... who was this girl, to tell us what to do for our safety?  This child who has never been to battle, who is barely old enough to ride upon her...
  702.  
  703. [10:25] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: Byrrhat?"  *He raised his head then.*  "And she told them... 'Sometimes it only through the eyes of a child that the simple truth can be seen.'"
  704.  
  705. [10:25] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  *He rolled his eyes hard.*
  706.  
  707. [10:26] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin snuck back over with a basketfull of candies and sat down near the storyteller*
  708.  
  709. [10:27] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiled*
  710.  
  711. [10:27] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Just listened for now, trying not to draw attentiion.*
  712.  
  713. [10:28] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li nods at the message.*
  714.  
  715. [10:29] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  *He clasped his hands.*  "The Four Cities sent their armies to defend Argun-Ahi... joining forces against the Creature and driving it back down into the cursed lair from which it came."
  716.  
  717. [10:30] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "And when at last they had it cornered, they went to finish it off... but their hands were stayed by the girl once more.  And so they sealed the Creature in its lair... never to...
  718.  
  719. [10:31] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Having fun?" *smiles as she guides T'pang to a little Irushey spin*
  720.  
  721. [10:31] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: threaten the Irushey again.  But even today, as you walk the deepest roads, sometimes you can still feel its presence... rumbling through the stone, awaiting the day some foolish Irushey digs too...
  722.  
  723. [10:31] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: deep once again."
  724.  
  725. [10:32] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T'Ghor frowns some, listenng to that.*
  726.  
  727. [10:32] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she nods slowly-- "I am finding this most enjoyable.."
  728.  
  729. [10:33] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "The crisis was at an end... and the Four Cities stood united forever more, thanks to the wise words of the girl who would grow to be the first High Queen... Sanatharia I."
  730.  
  731. [10:33] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *irushey curious face*
  732.  
  733. [10:33] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Great! This festivity is even better then the stories said!"
  734.  
  735. [10:34] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "the stories?"
  736.  
  737. [10:34] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *The little collective of kids and parents applauded for the storyteller, who took a bow.*
  738.  
  739. [10:34] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Applauded as well.*
  740.  
  741. [10:34] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he did so as well*
  742.  
  743. [10:34] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "The music, stories, people. the city. It was worth every part of our long journey."
  744.  
  745. [10:34] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she nods-- "agreed."
  746.  
  747. [10:35] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *The Irushey band started on their next song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRg_8NNPTD8 *
  748.  
  749. [10:35] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he felt tiny thirst* I will return with nourishment.
  750.  
  751. [10:36] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he made his way toward the food stalls*
  752.  
  753. [10:36] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "All right."
  754.  
  755. [10:36] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *There was a little booth with Irushey handing out various drinks in wooden cups.*
  756.  
  757. [10:36] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he took two*
  758.  
  759. [10:36] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "sanatharia the first..." *she smiled.*
  760.  
  761. [10:36] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Gratitude.
  762.  
  763. [10:37] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  "What's ours is yours!  Enjoy!"
  764.  
  765. [10:37] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *adapts to the new dance to lead T'pang in teh rythm and feel of the song.*
  766.  
  767. [10:37] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he returned to Anne and handed her the little wooden pint*
  768.  
  769. [10:38] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he drank of the drink*
  770.  
  771. [10:38] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "My thanks.." *she took it, and smiled at him.* "I can't wait to tell her of Sanatharia the first."
  772.  
  773. [10:38] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --Awkwardly tries to adapt to the new rythm. it take a little bit for her to get the feel for it.--
  774.  
  775. [10:38] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *It was a pleasantly sweet concoction, a bit thick with bits of pulp.*
  776.  
  777. [10:38] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T'Ghor looked around for where the storyteller had gone off to.*
  778.  
  779. [10:39] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  *He was still right where he had been, talking to some of the children.*
  780.  
  781. [10:39] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he liked the drink* Very good.
  782.  
  783. [10:39] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Waited for the children to get through their questions.*
  784.  
  785. [10:39] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Child]  "I heard Queen San had a byrrhat with a magic horn!"
  786.  
  787. [10:40] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: It is strong Anne, I am unsure how much we can imbibe.
  788.  
  789. [10:40] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he watched t'pang and zalithya dancing a moment*
  790.  
  791. [10:40] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "No, no... she had a magic horn that she blew when the Four Cities needed to meet.  It was heard all through the caverns."
  792.  
  793. [10:41] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *She nods, holding the cup, lifting it to her lips repeatedly.. but if he looks he can she is not drinking*
  794.  
  795. [10:41] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Child 2]  "Could she really throw her crown so fast it could cut off a monster's head?!"
  796.  
  797. [10:41] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --T'Pang seems to be enjoying herself.---
  798.  
  799. [10:42] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  *He laughed.*  "No, no... her crown was just to signify her rule."
  800.  
  801. [10:42] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Story teller... How long has it been now since the uniting of the four cities?"
  802.  
  803. [10:42] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Smiles irushey-happy. giving T'pang another spin while enjoying the festivity herself*
  804.  
  805. [10:43] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "It's been three centuries since the Four Cities came together."  *He nodded to Dali.*
  806.  
  807. [10:43] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *she nods to him in thanks, raising her cup.*
  808.  
  809. [10:44] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: "I had a bit of a disagreement with someone, Storyteller... where was the beast's lair? The place now sealed? Further down the Deadroads?"
  810.  
  811. [10:44] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --is spun around and seems genuinely lost in the moment.--
  812.  
  813. [10:45] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *sips his irushey punch*
  814.  
  815. [10:45] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "No, no... the exact place is lost to time, but it's said to be down the deep caverns between the Lake City and the Magma City."
  816.  
  817. [10:46] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *does not understand his irushey body, his face smiles the tell tale sign of feeling good*
  818.  
  819. [10:46] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *A pretty Irushey woman appeared, smiling at Li.*  "Care to dance?"
  820.  
  821. [10:46] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "so where did you learn to dance?"
  822.  
  823. [10:46] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Keeps alert to the surrounding, taking in the feel and experience of the festivity while seeming to enjoy seeing the enjoyment of the small woman she dances with*
  824.  
  825. [10:47] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles at anne*
  826.  
  827. [10:47] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: * The Irushey band moved continued on with their music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AolemCBZs4 *
  828.  
  829. [10:47] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: Sure!
  830.  
  831. [10:47] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Oh back home, with a little troupe, spreading joy and beauty where we go."
  832.  
  833. [10:47] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *nodnods.* "Thank you, Storyteller."
  834.  
  835. [10:47] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  *She smiled and took Li's hand, leading him out for a rousing dance to the music.*
  836.  
  837. [10:48] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --blinks-- "Back home? Where is home?"
  838.  
  839. [10:49] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She had reappeared, dancing happily with the others as more joined the crowd*
  840.  
  841. [10:49] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "From the star city of course sweetie, where else?"
  842.  
  843. [10:49] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *to anne* it would seem more are dancing.
  844.  
  845. [10:50] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he offers his hand to Anne to take her to the area of congregation*
  846.  
  847. [10:50] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *if she would go with him*
  848.  
  849. [10:50] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Waved him off* "no.. I can hear the music from here, and I want to hear the next story."
  850.  
  851. [10:51] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she nods slowly-- "..um okay you are really getting into this role."
  852.  
  853. [10:51] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiled* Alright. I feel like dancing.
  854.  
  855. [10:51] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Why not go dance with Pang, i'm sure she would enjoy it."
  856.  
  857. [10:52] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Rhys]  *He was off to the side, chewing on an oversized drumstick.*
  858.  
  859. [10:52] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he headed out into the mass of dancing irushey*
  860.  
  861. [10:52] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Remained off to the side as well, lost in thought.*
  862.  
  863. [10:53] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She smiled as she saw Marcus approached, offering him her hands.*
  864.  
  865. [10:53] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "With so many around, what is not to truely embrace in this joyeous celebration sweetie?" *she leans in to murmur in to T'Pangs ear*
  866.  
  867. [10:53] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he took them*
  868.  
  869. [10:53] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li gives a pretty enthusiatic dance in return.*
  870.  
  871. [10:54] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She moved with ease to the percussive music, avoiding others in the packed crowd of dancers as though it were second nature to be doing such moves in such close quarters.*
  872.  
  873. [10:54] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *dancing to the tribal music he tried to mimic her movements*
  874.  
  875. [10:54] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *suprisingly he was not a complete failure*
  876.  
  877. [10:54] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  "I've never seen you at the festival before," *she gave Li a pretty smile.*  "I'm Irza!"
  878.  
  879. [10:55] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "sorry, it is just an apsect of your personality you dont show that often..it took me by surprise."
  880.  
  881. [10:56] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *Walked off to find a booze stall or something like it.*
  882.  
  883. [10:56] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *his movements though were regimented a little martial despite his appearance*
  884.  
  885. [10:56] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "You know so much of me and I so little of you, Tpang, I am unsure if to be delighted or worried."
  886.  
  887. [10:56] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *The booze stall or something like that was still passing out the pulpy brandy.*
  888.  
  889. [10:57] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looked at Taala.* Have you lived in the Central city long?
  890.  
  891. [10:57] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li returns the smile.* I'm Li!
  892.  
  893. [10:57] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "I am not one to talk freely about personal matters."
  894.  
  895. [10:57] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "First time in the Central City?"  *She smiled at Marcus.*
  896.  
  897. [10:57] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia moved closer to the story teller, small as she is, likely wouldn't seem that much larger than teh older children.*
  898.  
  899. [10:58] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "Nice to meet you, Li!"  *She stepped closer as the music took on a slower beat.*
  900.  
  901. [10:58] [DOIC1] T'Ghor@bulgariandragon1: *T'Ghor got a glass of the brandy, nodding, then headed back to his own corner, sipping.*
  902.  
  903. [10:58] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: "It is and it is lovley, though strange to not see stars when gazing upward.
  904.  
  905. [10:58] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  *He sat down, taking a plug from his wineskin as the children scuttled off to play or dance.*
  906.  
  907. [10:58] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "I will not pressure you then darling. I just hope you have fun."
  908.  
  909. [10:59] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "I've never seen the stars before.  Is it true there's so many they're uncountable?"
  910.  
  911. [10:59] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: You as well. *Li slows down with the music.*
  912.  
  913. [11:00] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "perhaps when we are done here we can sit down and have a long coversation. Vlkariss has found confectionaries are a great conversation starter..."
  914.  
  915. [11:00] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Yes, There are many.
  916.  
  917. [11:01] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Oh I would love to get to know you better, and this... Valkriss? are they someone important to you?"
  918.  
  919. [11:01] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "You do great honor in keeping, and sharing the stories. Thank you."
  920.  
  921. [11:01] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Perhaps some day the Star City will have its own festival I can attend."
  922.  
  923. [11:01] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --blink at Vay-- "Vaylith are you sure you are alright?"
  924.  
  925. [11:01] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: It is possible. *he moved with the change in beat*
  926.  
  927. [11:01] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "Someone must keep the old tales alive.  It's how we remain a people, remembering our roots and how we've come to do things as we do now."
  928.  
  929. [11:02] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: But the stone is always home.
  930.  
  931. [11:02] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles*
  932.  
  933. [11:02] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "A little confused to the nature of some journeys, I have to say that the journey to this neatoplace feels a bit like a dream. Yet here we are, in the delights of our wonderful hosts." *Smiles >
  934.  
  935. [11:02] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Agreed, which it is why I say it is a an honor." *she smiles and lifts her cup to him*
  936.  
  937. [11:02] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: > warmly to T'pang*
  938.  
  939. [11:03] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --looks around -- "where has Silver got off too?"
  940.  
  941. [11:03] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She nodded.*  "Of course, it keeps us safe... could you even imagine if we had to live on the surface?  I'd always be so scared of being swallowed up by the big gaping sky..."
  942.  
  943. [11:03] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "I am a bit concerned about you Vaylith."
  944.  
  945. [11:03] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *Silver was nowhere to be seen in the crowd.*
  946.  
  947. [11:03] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin admired all the artists and their work, taking a few souvenirs for the sake of fitting in*
  948.  
  949. [11:04] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: What do you do?
  950.  
  951. [11:04] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Anything I can do to settle your worries? Do you wish to get a drink, walks aside to where we could talk in private... get to know eachother better?"
  952.  
  953. [11:04] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: It is not so bad.
  954.  
  955. [11:04] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "figures he would just up and leave us.."
  956.  
  957. [11:04] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "I'm a weaver... after the threads from the blindworm coccoons are harvested, I spin them into cloth and such."  *She smiled.*  "And you?"
  958.  
  959. [11:05] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles at Taala* My mate and I, we have not been swallowed up yet.
  960.  
  961. [11:05] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "Vaylith, we already know each other...you seem to be having trouble recalling."
  962.  
  963. [11:05] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Well yes, you're probably used to it!"  *She smiled.*  "Just feels better to know there's stone over my head."
  964.  
  965. [11:06] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: Uhhh...I build things.
  966.  
  967. [11:06] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "Oh?  You're a carpenter?"
  968.  
  969. [11:06] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Oh... of course sweetie! We got to know eachother better on our long journey to this festivity. my bad, I just meant more... in different ways. In ways our journey here had to postpone till we got >
  970.  
  971. [11:06] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: > to this neato fair."
  972.  
  973. [11:06] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  *A man waved Istrin down.*  "Hey, kid, you want me to carve you in crystal?"
  974.  
  975. [11:07] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li nods.*
  976.  
  977. [11:07] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --simply nods and forces a smile, taking one more look around for Silver-- "Right, let's just enjoy the fair..."
  978.  
  979. [11:07] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "How lovely, how long were you planning on staying in town?"  *She smiled.*
  980.  
  981. [11:08] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: A feeling I had as soon as we entered the caves on our journey here.
  982.  
  983. [11:08] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin looked around before pointing at himself* Me? in crystal?
  984.  
  985. [11:08] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  "Yeah.  It's what I do."  *He motioned to a little selection of crystals that had been carved into different shapes.*
  986.  
  987. [11:08] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "I am sorry if there is something I done to confuse you darling." *gently strokes Tiny'pangs cheek with the back of her tiny hand*
  988.  
  989. [11:08] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: But there are some things different in the central city than in the star city. Familiar but different.
  990.  
  991. [11:09] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "No matter where you go, the stone is always the same.  The stone is always home."  *She smiled.*
  992.  
  993. [11:10] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: I'm not sure, that depends on our travel leader. I think we'll be for a little while.
  994.  
  995. [11:10] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she shakes her head-- "it is nothing you did..."
  996.  
  997. [11:11] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he dances with taala*
  998.  
  999. [11:11] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "Well, let me know if there's anything I can do to show you our... hospitality."  *She fluttered her eyelashes and smiled.*
  1000.  
  1001. [11:11] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: Sure! where do you want me?
  1002.  
  1003. [11:11] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Smile my dear. You never know when you get to do it again. Even if not all makes sense to tis journey, there has to be a reason for it. and here we are."
  1004.  
  1005. [11:11] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia leans against something* "I missed the beginning of the story.  How did the beat get discovered?"
  1006.  
  1007. [11:12] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Gemcutter]  "Stand over there."  *He pointed to a spot behind his booth.*
  1008.  
  1009. [11:12] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: So besides greeting new travelers to the festival what is your occupation?
  1010.  
  1011. [11:12] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles*
  1012.  
  1013. [11:12] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "The same way everything terrible is discovered, my child.  Wandering too far from the path and into the unknown."
  1014.  
  1015. [11:12] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --forces a smile, still looks a bit concerned.-- "..I am sure there is a reason for it, but the one person who could explain it has conveniently disappeared."
  1016.  
  1017. [11:13] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: Perhaps a drink later?
  1018.  
  1019. [11:13] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Oh, I work in the Temple, maintaining the grounds and assisting the Holy Ones with their ceremonies."
  1020.  
  1021. [11:14] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin stepped on the spot and struck a neutral pose*
  1022.  
  1023. [11:14] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Yes, Yet to ask to much at the wrong time can cause more danger then good. There is a rythm to the dance. To see and understand before taking the dancefloor in ones own hands." *she tries to use her>
  1024.  
  1025. [11:14] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "Sounds fantastic," *she smiled, leaning up to give Li a lingering kiss on the cheek.*
  1026.  
  1027. [11:14] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: > super irushey strength to pick up T'pang in a little spin, to then place her back down on the foor and continue the dance*
  1028.  
  1029. [11:14] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: A most honorable endeavor.
  1030.  
  1031. [11:14] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: Like this?
  1032.  
  1033. [11:15] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Someone must do it."  *She nodded.*
  1034.  
  1035. [11:15] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Gemcutter]  "You can smile, you know... it's not your death effigy."
  1036.  
  1037. [11:15] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li smiles.* Do you enjoy weaving?
  1038.  
  1039. [11:16] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *he smiled big* Okay!
  1040.  
  1041. [11:16] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "Oh, yes... the patterns you can make with just a little thread and some sleight of hand...  And you?  Do you like working with wood?"
  1042.  
  1043. [11:16] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "There is an expression I heard once, if you do not remember the past mistakes, you will repeat them.. I wish to learn, and not repeat them."
  1044.  
  1045. [11:16] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: The temple here is where exactly.
  1046.  
  1047. [11:17] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --is taken by surprise by the move, but seems to enjoy it none the less.--
  1048.  
  1049. [11:17] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Gemcutter]  *He started carefully working on a deep blue stone.*
  1050.  
  1051. [11:17] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: "You are quite strong for your size."
  1052.  
  1053. [11:18] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "Well, straying into the unknown can indeed be a mistake... but it can also bring us to the most spectacular discoveries.  After all, the Lake City would have never been founded had...
  1054.  
  1055. [11:18] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: someone not gone out and found it."
  1056.  
  1057. [11:18] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "It is part of the occupation. Would you like to take a pause and have a drink?"
  1058.  
  1059. [11:19] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li nods.* I like building things.
  1060.  
  1061. [11:19] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --she nods-- "yeah, lets take abreak."
  1062.  
  1063. [11:19] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "It's down the Avenue of the Elders, you can hardly miss it, it's one of the largest buildings on this row."
  1064.  
  1065. [11:20] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "I wonder what neat drinks that are localy favoured here." *offers her hand to Tiny'pang to guide her to a bardisk*
  1066.  
  1067. [11:20] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "Ah, we're both creators, then," *she grinned, dancing close to Li.*
  1068.  
  1069. [11:20] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: How long have you been a gemcutter?
  1070.  
  1071. [11:20] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: I will have to remember that for later then. For now, Dance. *he smiles and spins her around*
  1072.  
  1073. [11:20] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "I've never been to lake city.. first time anywhere beyond the.. star city. Is it nice?"
  1074.  
  1075. [11:20] [DOIC1] T'Pang@Demoncherub: --takes Vay's hand and lets her leader her to the drink stand--
  1076.  
  1077. [11:20] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *the brandy is taking hold and he is going further native*
  1078.  
  1079. [11:21] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "Indeed... it sits on the shores of the largest underground lake known, fed into by the stream you passed coming here from the Star City."
  1080.  
  1081. [11:22] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Gemcutter]  "Thirty years, nearing thirty one this coming Solar."
  1082.  
  1083. [11:23] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: I also like tinkering with things.
  1084.  
  1085. [11:23] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Offers an Irusheywarm smile to the barkeep* "Hello there sweetie!"
  1086.  
  1087. [11:24] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "Oh?  Fiddling around all the time, are you?"  *She giggled.*
  1088.  
  1089. [11:24] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [bartender]  "Hello, would you like our traditional festival brew?"
  1090.  
  1091. [11:24] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "if it were not for this wonderful festival, I would be tempted to go see it for myself."
  1092.  
  1093. [11:25] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "Perhaps you'll be able to visit with one of the groups returning home after the festival."
  1094.  
  1095. [11:25] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: I want to figure out how things work.
  1096.  
  1097. [11:25] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Yes please, two mugs!"
  1098.  
  1099. [11:25] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *They were presented with two mugs of the pulpy sweet drink.*
  1100.  
  1101. [11:25] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *She smiles to the Storyteller* "If there is time, I travel with a group."
  1102.  
  1103. [11:26] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *he smiled* Oh wow.. that's a long time.. what lead you to becoming one?
  1104.  
  1105. [11:26] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "That's always a noble calling!"
  1106.  
  1107. [11:27] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She smiled, dancing close to Marcus to the music.*
  1108.  
  1109. [11:27] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *irushey-marcus followed along*
  1110.  
  1111. [11:27] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Gemcutter]  "I like to make beautiful things."
  1112.  
  1113. [11:28] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "I do recommend it.  Don't swim too deep in the lake, though, there are monsters in the dark depths."
  1114.  
  1115. [11:28] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "What is the traditional festivity brew around here?"
  1116.  
  1117. [11:29] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Bartender]  "It's a fermentation of deepberries and sweetflowers."
  1118.  
  1119. [11:29] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Sounds neato!" *Takes a sip*
  1120.  
  1121. [11:30] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Are you a guardian in the Star City?"  *She asked curiously.*
  1122.  
  1123. [11:30] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Yes, I am.
  1124.  
  1125. [11:30] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dali stands, and finds a little something to stand on, to make an attempt to spot all of her group, to ensure they are all good.*
  1126.  
  1127. [11:30] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he dances close to her*
  1128.  
  1129. [11:31] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Someone has to keep watch on the others.
  1130.  
  1131. [11:31] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "I can tell... you're very disciplined in your movements..."  *She leaned her forehead against Marcus's.*
  1132.  
  1133. [11:31] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he returned the gesture*
  1134.  
  1135. [11:32] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Takes another long sip of the party drink* "This is lovely."
  1136.  
  1137. [11:32] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: I saw.. They're breautiful work.. *he nodded and kept still*
  1138.  
  1139. [11:32] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Very... strong..."  *She murmured.*
  1140.  
  1141. [11:33] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Gemcutter]  *He set his tools down then, rubbing the gem with a cloth and showing it to Istrin.  It was a stylised but feature-accurate carving of the Irushey-Zoid.*
  1142.  
  1143. [11:34] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Walks over to the almoast familiar Irusheys from the journey, carrying her drink with her*
  1144.  
  1145. [11:34] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles and pulls his head back a moment as the music changes*
  1146.  
  1147. [11:34] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: Oh wow! That's me! *he beamed* This is so cool..
  1148.  
  1149. [11:34] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: I like to think so, if you understand how it works, you can improve it and make even better things.
  1150.  
  1151. [11:34] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Strength is an asset for a guardian, as well as a delver.
  1152.  
  1153. [11:35] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She grinned at him, turning around and moving her hips to the new, growing beat.*  "It's very useful..."
  1154.  
  1155. [11:35] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Stepping down* "Will you be telling anymore stories this day?"
  1156.  
  1157. [11:36] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  "Yes, exactly, like when I figure out a new technique for weaving that makes it so much easier..."
  1158.  
  1159. [11:36] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Storyteller]  "In a few hours, have to let the last ones sink in before I try telling them more."
  1160.  
  1161. [11:36] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he dances with her still*
  1162.  
  1163. [11:37] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *but he does look for irushey-wife a moment*
  1164.  
  1165. [11:37] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Gemcutter]  "Enjoy it in good health, kid.  Have a good festival."
  1166.  
  1167. [11:38] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: Exactly! More efficient.
  1168.  
  1169. [11:39] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *not seeing her he focused on dancing with taala*
  1170.  
  1171. [11:39] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Then I'll be back in a few hours.. thank you." *she offers him her cup of drink*
  1172.  
  1173. [11:40] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She turned back around, slipping her arms around his neck.*  "Perhaps later I can give you a full tour of the Central City."
  1174.  
  1175. [11:40] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Yes Perhaps.
  1176.  
  1177. [11:40] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  *She chuckled at Li.*  "You sound like you must be very inventive, then."
  1178.  
  1179. [11:41] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin took his mini irushey-zoid figurine with him* Thank you so much, have a great festival to you too!
  1180.  
  1181. [11:41] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: That would be most agreeable.
  1182.  
  1183. [11:42] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *she gave him a smile.*  "That's what this festival is all about, after all.  The different cities coming together."
  1184.  
  1185. [11:42] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Usually the most enjoyabe way to do that.
  1186.  
  1187. [11:43] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Oh, one of them," *she grinned.*
  1188.  
  1189. [11:43] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Leaving the drink with story teller, Dahlia makes her way to the music.*
  1190.  
  1191. [11:43] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: I have to be, you know, to be a good..carpender!
  1192.  
  1193. [11:43] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he danced with her to the pulse of the drum*
  1194.  
  1195. [11:44] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looked again for irushey-dahlia*
  1196.  
  1197. [11:44] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Sips her drink while dancing in place*
  1198.  
  1199. [11:44] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  *She laughed, releasing Li.*  "I can imagine.  Thank you for the dance, Carpenter Li."
  1200.  
  1201. [11:45] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: Thank you, Weaver Irza.
  1202.  
  1203. [11:46] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irza]  *She smirked.*  "Meet me later in the inn for that drink... enjoy the festival."
  1204.  
  1205. [11:46] [DOIC1] Zorin Li@ClingingMars: *Li nods.* It would be my honor.
  1206.  
  1207. [11:46] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia moves toward the dancers, pausing to watch Marcus and his partner, crossing her arms and touching her cheek with one hand as she observes his dancing.*
  1208.  
  1209. [11:47] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he placed his forehead to taala's again for a moment*
  1210.  
  1211. [11:47] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She leaned in to him, her body pressing against Marcus's as they moved to the beat.*
  1212.  
  1213. [11:49] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *A wonderful, savoury scent wafted over the crowd from a big table on the other side of the plaza.*
  1214.  
  1215. [11:50] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin walked back out to the centre.. then let his nose lead him over to the new scent*
  1216.  
  1217. [11:51] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *A group of Irushey had gathered around the table, where the scent seemed to be coming from a big mushroom dish soaked with a delicious-smelling sauce.*
  1218.  
  1219. [11:51] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he pulled from the tanze tranz at the smell*
  1220.  
  1221. [11:52] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he then spotted an irushey with her arms crossed*
  1222.  
  1223. [11:52] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *she laughed.*  "Smells like the mushroom edyrso is ready!"
  1224.  
  1225. [11:52] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin couldn't help but salivate as he neared the table*
  1226.  
  1227. [11:52] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Seeing him she smiles at him.*
  1228.  
  1229. [11:53] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Yes, And come I would have meet my mate  *he takes Taala's hand and seeks to lead her over to anne*
  1230.  
  1231. [11:53] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  "Here you go, kid!"  *He got him a big ladle-full of the mushrooms into a bowl for Istrin.*
  1232.  
  1233. [11:53] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She walked over, smiling brightly to Dalli.*  "Hello!  We met in the crossroad."
  1234.  
  1235. [11:54] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: Istrin stared wide eyed at the bowl of deliciousness* Can I have another bowl please?
  1236.  
  1237. [11:54] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Hello again." *she smiles* "Did he entertain you well?"
  1238.  
  1239. [11:54] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  "Sure!"  *He gave him a second bowl without a thought.*
  1240.  
  1241. [11:55] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Very much, he's a wonderful dance partner."
  1242.  
  1243. [11:55] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *irushey-marcus's eyes show he's in a nice state of intoxication*
  1244.  
  1245. [11:55] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: This is the best fair I've ever been too! *he struggled with the two bowls over to a free spot*
  1246.  
  1247. [11:56] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: This is my mate Dahlia. She is a healer.
  1248.  
  1249. [11:56] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "A healer?  Well, that's wonderful.  A true pleasure."
  1250.  
  1251. [11:57] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Without thinking, she gives Taala a hug* "I am pleased he was. Thank you again for hosting us."
  1252.  
  1253. [11:57] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She laughed, returning the hug warmly.*
  1254.  
  1255. [11:57] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "It's our pleasure, it's what the festival is all about after all."
  1256.  
  1257. [11:57] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Coming together. *he winked at dahlia*
  1258.  
  1259. [11:57] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Walks over to the feast food, curiously studying it*
  1260.  
  1261. [11:59] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: *The food was completely vegetarian, and seemed to focus mostly on fungi and mosses in different sauces and styles of cooking.*
  1262.  
  1263. [11:59] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Smells like a meal is served, are you hungry?"
  1264.  
  1265. [12:00] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: I am, Taala offered a tour of the city later.
  1266.  
  1267. [12:01] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "That would be wonderful.. I have a great curiousity about the history and life here."
  1268.  
  1269. [12:02] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "I'm happy to answer whatever questions you have about our city."  *She lead them to the feast table.*
  1270.  
  1271. [12:02] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *marcus follows holding both taala's and anne's hand as they moved through the crowd*
  1272.  
  1273. [12:03] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *Istrin walked up to the server gain with two empty bowls*
  1274.  
  1275. [12:03] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  "More mushroom edyrso, son?"
  1276.  
  1277. [12:04] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *he nodded* Yes please..
  1278.  
  1279. [12:04] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She got to the table, going to get herself a bowl of what looked like a creamy mushroom soup.*
  1280.  
  1281. [12:04] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiled and did the same*
  1282.  
  1283. [12:04] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *offering the first to Anne*
  1284.  
  1285. [12:04] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Irushey]  *He filled his bowls, calling over.*  "We'll need more edyrso soon, get another batch started!"
  1286.  
  1287. [12:05] [DOIC1] Istrin@the5of435: *He smiled and walked off to go eat again* Thank you!
  1288.  
  1289. [12:06] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She sat down at the table.*
  1290.  
  1291. [12:06] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he spotted vaylith irushey* Vaylith, I the festival greets you well. Come join us.
  1292.  
  1293. [12:06] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *She smiled and took the soup.*
  1294.  
  1295. [12:06] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he nodded to the table Taala just sat at.
  1296.  
  1297. [12:07] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "The festival is indeed wonderful."
  1298.  
  1299. [12:09] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *sat down at the table* It was definitely worth the journey.
  1300.  
  1301. [12:09] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Takes a seat* "Absolutely, What a wonderful city."
  1302.  
  1303. [12:10] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She smiled.*  "Well, the Center City is happy to have you all with us!"
  1304.  
  1305. [12:11] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Vaylith here is a dear friend. This is Taala, we greated her at the entrance to the city. She is a caretaker of the temple here.
  1306.  
  1307. [12:11] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "You said you would tell us what we might ask... I wonder what story you could tell about the high queen? what is she like?"
  1308.  
  1309. [12:12] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Pleasure to meet you again, Taala."
  1310.  
  1311. [12:13] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "And you!"  *She lifted up her bowl to drink her soup straight from it.*  "The High Queen?  We haven't had a High Queen in about seventeen years... it's been High King Ivallan since his...
  1312.  
  1313. [12:13] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: mother went to the gods."
  1314.  
  1315. [12:14] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he was eating mushroom soup*
  1316.  
  1317. [12:15] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "I thought I heard someone say... my mistake then."
  1318.  
  1319. [12:17] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "What is he like then?"
  1320.  
  1321. [12:17] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles at vaylith*
  1322.  
  1323. [12:18] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "I hope the trip wasn't too perilous from the Star City.  I hear there are great beasts on the Above Ground..."
  1324.  
  1325. [12:18] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Oh, he's very kind to us all!"
  1326.  
  1327. [12:18] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: There are, but we are adept in avoiding them. Fighting only when we have too. Vaylith is also a Guardian.
  1328.  
  1329. [12:18] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Of great respect.
  1330.  
  1331. [12:19] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *arches an eyebrow and nommies some of the feastly food*
  1332.  
  1333. [12:20] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "There aren't many people who want to be guardians nowadays, at least not in the Central City since we have so few enemies.  No Creatures of the Dark and Deep for at least three hundred...
  1334.  
  1335. [12:20] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: years."
  1336.  
  1337. [12:20] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Perhaps there will be a time where there will no longer be a need for guardians. *his voice trailed a moment*
  1338.  
  1339. [12:21] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "It lets me spend more time dancing, which is far more lovely then being a gardian."
  1340.  
  1341. [12:21] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "We can only hope so."  *She nodded in agreement.*  "Yes, I can imagine!"
  1342.  
  1343. [12:22] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Yes. Dancing is preferable to fighting.
  1344.  
  1345. [12:23] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "It absolutely is! yet allows to keep form and mind if one day bad stuff happens again and we are called for to defend our brothers and sisters."
  1346.  
  1347. [12:24] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "It is said that dancing is one of the ways we honour the gods... as is defending our kin and friends."
  1348.  
  1349. [12:25] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "And both is a great honour." *Smiles warmly*
  1350.  
  1351. [12:25] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "As was discussed with the Storyteller, it is important to remember the past, so we don't make the mistakes of the past again.  Vigilence, guardians are to be honored and valued."
  1352.  
  1353. [12:25] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Sometimes it's easier for people to think of them as just stories, and not warnings."
  1354.  
  1355. [12:26] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles and eats* That is true everywhere.
  1356.  
  1357. [12:27] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Do not forget, yet do not get stuck in the past to a place where you forget to live today and go on for a better tomorrow for those you love, right?"
  1358.  
  1359. [12:27] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Yes, of course!"  *She smiled and sipped her brew.*
  1360.  
  1361. [12:28] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: The past informs the future.
  1362.  
  1363. [12:28] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he chuckles a moment havign had this conversation before in the future*
  1364.  
  1365. [12:28] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *and the past of the future*
  1366.  
  1367. [12:29] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "We can wish for peace, or we can make it so.  Like illness, we keep ourselve so as to not become ill, should we not keep ourselves vigilent?  I think so.. and still I smile, every day."
  1368.  
  1369. [12:30] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "You have really neato hair, Taala, Do you have a hairsdresser to recomend in the city?"
  1370.  
  1371. [12:30] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "We've had peace for three centuries, though, and as you can see the Four Cities are very closely knit."  *She motioned out over the crowds.*  "There's sometimes animal attacks, but we have..
  1372.  
  1373. [12:30] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: no reason to fear one another!  We're all friends."
  1374.  
  1375. [12:31] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Indeed.
  1376.  
  1377. [12:31] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles and eats*
  1378.  
  1379. [12:32] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "No, no, not each other, of course" *she smiles and reaches out for the nearest hand to give a squeeze.*
  1380.  
  1381. [12:32] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Then who?"  *She tilted her head in confusion.*
  1382.  
  1383. [12:34] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Anything that may come up.
  1384.  
  1385. [12:34] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "The Dark and Deep, of course, the reason for the stories.  The warning."
  1386.  
  1387. [12:35] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he nods his head the music*
  1388.  
  1389. [12:36] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "The Dark and Deep is a children's story to keep kids from wandering away from their parents in the roads."  *She shook her head and smiled.*  "If there were more people out there, I'm sure..
  1390.  
  1391. [12:36] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: we'd know about it by now!"
  1392.  
  1393. [12:37] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "I sleep better, with a guardian at my side, regardless."
  1394.  
  1395. [12:37] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles*
  1396.  
  1397. [12:39] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he rubs anne's back*
  1398.  
  1399. [12:39] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Nommies her food, mixing it in with an graceful sip of her feastdrink*
  1400.  
  1401. [12:41] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Are you still hungry?" *she asks Marcus, having only eaten a small amount.*
  1402.  
  1403. [12:41] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Yes.
  1404.  
  1405. [12:41] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *She slides him her bowl* "Please, eat well."
  1406.  
  1407. [12:41] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles* And Thirsty. The brandydrink is most delicious.
  1408.  
  1409. [12:42] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he takes it and eats*
  1410.  
  1411. [12:44] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *irushey eating noises*
  1412.  
  1413. [12:44] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She laughed.*  "You seem to have built up a big appetite!"
  1414.  
  1415. [12:45] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: It was a long journey.
  1416.  
  1417. [12:46] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "I can tell, but eat up, we have more than enough for everyone!"
  1418.  
  1419. [12:47] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he does so*
  1420.  
  1421. [12:48] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *when he finishes he closes his eyes and listens to the music a moment*
  1422.  
  1423. [12:52] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: I rather enjoy this.
  1424.  
  1425. [12:53] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "I'm glad you're liking the festival!"  *She smiled and finished her cup.*
  1426.  
  1427. [12:53] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "The percussion makes the heart beat faster, makes you want to move to it."
  1428.  
  1429. [12:53] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Yes. Amongst other things.
  1430.  
  1431. [12:54] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he rubbed anne's back*
  1432.  
  1433. [12:54] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Well, there should be rooms at the inn if that's your idea!"  *She giggled and poured herself another cup.*
  1434.  
  1435. [12:55] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia bites her lip to avoid laughing outloud.*
  1436.  
  1437. [12:55] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he took more drink*
  1438.  
  1439. [12:56] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he then winked at Taala* I am sure there are.
  1440.  
  1441. [12:58] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "The food has been delightful, I will go and dance some again." *She smiles to the Irushey as she stands up*
  1442.  
  1443. [12:59] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Oh, thank you for thinking so!"  *She smiled at Iruvay.*
  1444.  
  1445. [12:59] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: We should all dance some more.
  1446.  
  1447. [12:59] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Maybe i'll go dance with her.  I'll find you at the Inn if we are separated long Marcus."
  1448.  
  1449. [1:00] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *fingerwaves as she strides back to the dancefloor, taking a moment to capture the musics rythm and hte nstarts dancing. watching the people around her, listening in to the idle chatter*
  1450.  
  1451. [1:01] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia makes her way into the throng and picks up the dance.*
  1452.  
  1453. [1:01] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *marcus watches them both*
  1454.  
  1455. [1:04] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he then looked at Taala.*
  1456.  
  1457. [1:04] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She offered a little smile to Marcus.*
  1458.  
  1459. [1:05] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Twirls about on the dancefloor to the beat, enjoying Irusheylife*
  1460.  
  1461. [1:06] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he stands up* I think I will dance again.
  1462.  
  1463. [1:06] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *offered a hand to taala*
  1464.  
  1465. [1:06] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "Okay, have fun!  I should go back to the temple soon to prepare for the next stage of the festival."
  1466.  
  1467. [1:07] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Of course.
  1468.  
  1469. [1:07] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She looked at his hand curiously.*
  1470.  
  1471. [1:07] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he turns it into the offer of a hug*
  1472.  
  1473. [1:08] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  *She smiled, getting up and returning the hug eagerly.*
  1474.  
  1475. [1:08] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: I will seek you out at the temple later for the tour.
  1476.  
  1477. [1:08] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiled*
  1478.  
  1479. [1:09] [DOIC1] DGM Apocalypse@liorexus: [Taala]  "I look forward to it, Marcus of Star City."  *She gave him another squeeze and released him.*
  1480.  
  1481. [1:10] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiled and went off towards the dance floor*
  1482.  
  1483. [1:10] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia dances, getting into the viscoral music, but keeping an eye to Vaylith, curious about her transformation.*
  1484.  
  1485. [1:10] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *marcus dances about*
  1486.  
  1487. [1:11] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smirks and makes his way toward vaylith*
  1488.  
  1489. [1:12] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *dances about, having gotten a better hang of her new body and studied local dance type, weaving it in to teh types of dance she knows to fit in to the scene and music*
  1490.  
  1491. [1:13] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *marcus dances up to her* Mind if I join.
  1492.  
  1493. [1:14] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Not at all, Marcus was it?"
  1494.  
  1495. [1:15] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Yes, *he dances but moves close enough to whisper* You don't recall any of us do you.
  1496.  
  1497. [1:16] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "I have no idea sweetie. Yet somehow I seem known by many, scary or charming I have not yet decided, perhaps a little of both."
  1498.  
  1499. [1:17] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he has an irushey frown* I feared as much. Though the reason escapes me.
  1500.  
  1501. [1:19] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "It perhaps serves a greater purpose, one to which we yet do not understand."
  1502.  
  1503. [1:19] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: The will of the gods?
  1504.  
  1505. [1:19] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Whatever you wish to call it sweetie."
  1506.  
  1507. [1:20] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles and dances close to her in the irushey style* A friend of mine would say that such imprecision was lacking in effeciency.
  1508.  
  1509. [1:20] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Life is not very efficient. If it was it would be really boring."
  1510.  
  1511. [1:21] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: I'll have to tell her that.
  1512.  
  1513. [1:23] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Though I doubt she would agree yet.
  1514.  
  1515. [1:24] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Efficiency like so much else we do is about a balance. your career and your life, the joys and the nessessities. the efficiencies and the livign zest of it all... it needs balance, simple really in >
  1516.  
  1517. [1:24] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he moves with the slower music instinctively droping a hand to irushey-zali's hip*
  1518.  
  1519. [1:24] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: > theory. a little harder in practice."
  1520.  
  1521. [1:24] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia dances along, from partner to partner, keeping an eye to Vaylith, even if she cna't hear what is said.*
  1522.  
  1523. [1:26] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *sensually moves to the rythm while smiling playfully as she lives the moment of the festivity, letting marcus hands rest on her hips.*
  1524.  
  1525. [1:27] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: You are quite good at this.
  1526.  
  1527. [1:28] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he moves with her dancing much like he did with taala allowing hte irushey body mechanics to guide his steps*
  1528.  
  1529. [1:28] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Danced since I was a kid, so it would be terrible if I was not would you not say?" *laughts lightly at that before spinning under her own arms*
  1530.  
  1531. [1:30] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles allowing his hands to graze her skin as she turned.*
  1532.  
  1533. [1:30] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Not going to play with your partner sweetie?"
  1534.  
  1535. [1:31] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks at her and then turns to see if he can spot anne*
  1536.  
  1537. [1:32] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he sees her dancing from partner to partner* She seems to be enjoying herself.
  1538.  
  1539. [1:33] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Neato!" *enjoys herself as she dances about, watching the Irushey festivity going on*
  1540.  
  1541. [1:34] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia likely doesn't look at good as Vay dancing.  But what she lacks in style, she is making up for with enthousiasm.*
  1542.  
  1543. [1:36] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks at vaylith a moment a slightly sad look on his face even in the irushey form.*
  1544.  
  1545. [1:36] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Why the sad face?"
  1546.  
  1547. [1:37] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: A darkened thought and reminder of how fluid our reaslity truly stands.
  1548.  
  1549. [1:39] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he looks into her irushey eyes*
  1550.  
  1551. [1:40] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dali keeps alert, and listening for anything of cultural significance, and watching for the story teller to gather a crowd again.*
  1552.  
  1553. [1:41] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Make the best of the part of it you been given, hon." *Looks at Marcus with warm, playful irushey eyes*
  1554.  
  1555. [1:43] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: That is often spoken. Yet rarely removes bitter taste of realized fact. But yes, Sieze the moment, and live within it. That what we should do now.
  1556.  
  1557. [1:44] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Hon, Words will not change something. They are words, they are in themselves inherently lacking of true power. it can not remove anything, but it can guide you away from the bitter flavour before >
  1558.  
  1559. [1:44] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: > bog down. a guiding ideal, not a miracle cure."
  1560.  
  1561. [1:47] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *laughs* My mind is heavy with drink, for yet another philosophacy discourse my friend. *he deflects*
  1562.  
  1563. [1:47] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Dahlia dances up to them, reaching out for their hands*
  1564.  
  1565. [1:48] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "As long as it makes you smile again discourse is unessesary!" *Winks and lets Dali take her hand*
  1566.  
  1567. [1:49] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he smiles and takes dali's hand pulling her in to them* Wife, good to join us.
  1568.  
  1569. [1:50] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "Are you enjoying your dance?  You have a worried look about you.. is why I came."
  1570.  
  1571. [1:50] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: A darkened thought, well brightened by the words of dearest friend.
  1572.  
  1573. [1:50] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: And thoughts now turn to carpe diem.
  1574.  
  1575. [1:51] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "Dearest friend... Now I have to say I find myself worried to what I am supposed to know yet seem to not?"
  1576.  
  1577. [1:51] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: or perhaps more fitting, Carpe noctis
  1578.  
  1579. [1:52] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: Jus tthat you are friend to us both, we serve on the same ship and your memories of it have fled your momentarily. That fact does not change.
  1580.  
  1581. [1:52] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: *Laughs* "I have a desire for a tour, and another story... if you desire the inn, be off with you and carpe noctis."
  1582.  
  1583. [1:53] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: "I do not recognize you as an enigma."
  1584.  
  1585. [1:54] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: You wouldn't, we are both pilgrims, from the moments I speak of, it would seem that the time the places us here, directs us to disregard such irregularities.
  1586.  
  1587. [1:55] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Arches an eyebrow, seeming concerneed for a moment* "Yes, lets not go there then..."
  1588.  
  1589. [1:55] [DOIC1] Dalliance@Gonz.0: "This is a party... enjoy yourselves." *She kisses them both, and then dances away.*
  1590.  
  1591. [1:55] [DOIC1] Zalithya Vaylith@Illuice: *Gives Dali an playful Irushey cheekkiss*
  1592.  
  1593. [1:56] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *he kisses her*
  1594.  
  1595. [1:58] [DOIC1] Aquila@Captain_Riens: *then watches his wife dance away*
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