Vordilian’s Warning

[Friday, July 13th, 2012, around 9:40pm CST]

The Symbol of Need begins to burn in your mind and an image appears before you of Vordilian…
[Courtyard]
A well maintained and healthy garden occupies the entirety of the courtyard.  The air here is cool and crisp, but the bulk of the monastery shelters you from wind and makes the air bracing instead of chilling.  In the center of the garden is a natural spring bubbling up several inches above the surface of the encircling pool of crystal clear water.  A large stone and iron gate blocks the entrance to the monastery flanked by a statue of a woman carrying a crystal staff and a set of crystalline keys facing a second statue of a kneeling young man bedecked in battle-worn black chain armor.  You also see the Roelaren disk, an erratic spring spirit that is flying around, a rough slab of silver, a large fel tree and a polished marble bench with some stuff on it. Also here: Bumpur, Vordilian, Lord Waylund, Grand Lady Silversoft, Great Lady Roelaren
Obvious paths: west

Karibeth says, “Courtyard.”

Kirael says, “Vordillian.”

Kerl exclaims, “With a capital T and that rhymes with V and that stands for Voln!”

You quietly whisper to Kerl, “He probably wishes to speak to us.”

[Courtyard]
A well maintained and healthy garden occupies the entirety of the courtyard.  The air here is cool and crisp, but the bulk of the monastery shelters you from wind and makes the air bracing instead of chilling.  In the center of the garden is a natural spring bubbling up several inches above the surface of the encircling pool of crystal clear water.  A large stone and iron gate blocks the entrance to the monastery flanked by a statue of a woman carrying a crystal staff and a set of crystalline keys facing a second statue of a kneeling young man bedecked in battle-worn black chain armor.  You also see a massive bearded white tiger, the Roelaren disk, an erratic spring spirit that is flying around, a rough slab of silver, a large fel tree and a polished marble bench with some stuff on it. Also here: Krackenstar, Rolfard, Holymoon, Archales, Sir Cryheart, Dreuntar, Kirael, Fulmen, Grand Lady Aurla, Kaedra, High Lord Kaillend, Lady Arwen, Rtune, Luxrious, Ohr, Truekillr, Jylli, Droit, Radom, Wolfloner, Olgretien, Kipa, Sovine, Humbro, Kerl, Karibeth, Bumpur, Vordilian, Lord Waylund, Grand Lady Silversoft, Great Lady Roelaren
Obvious paths: west

You see Vordilian Hulaerast the Champion.
He appears to be a Human. He is tall and appears to be senescent.  He has piercing crystal blue eyes and ashen skin.  He has thinning, black hair streaked with silver.  He has an angular face, a beak-like nose and a drooping mustache.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a pure white onyx shield talisman, a austere white cloak, a pure white lantern shield slung over his shoulder, an ebon leather harness, some black chain mail, a blackworked white linen pouch, and a pair of ebon leather boots.

You bow to Vordilian.

Cryheart turns towards Vordilian and renders a sharp salute with his

Kerl and Vordilian bash their forearms in greeting.

Speaking to Vordilian, Karibeth says, “Good to see you again though I doubt what brings you here is good news.”

Fulmen grunts in greeting.

Aurla curtsies to Vordilian.

Kaillend nods in greeting at Vordilian.

Ohr nods to Vordilian in greeting.

Dreuntar nods to Vordilian in greeting

Speaking to Vordilian, Dreuntar says, “Long time since River’s Rest.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Arnylon says, “Well met again, champion.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Fulmen asks, “Greetings. Do ye have any word of this Vilthulko evil?”

Speaking to Vordilian, Sovine asks, “They sent you?”

Vordilian says, “I bring grave news, and bring the message of our Grandmasters across Elanthia in this matter.  If I could ask you all to stop with your incantations and settle down.”

You agree with Vordilian.

Olgretien kneels down.

Silversoft turns an inquisitive ear towards Vordilian.

Sovine whispers to the group, “Vordilian was barely able to survive grevisth, he is not terribly compitant, a messenger at best.”

Sovine whispers to the group, “But anythin he offers is better then nothing.”

Vordilian says, “Master Hwen, Watcher of The Order, has brought word of assaults against nearly every monastery under our banner.”

Vordilian says, “There have been two notable attacks that I wish to bring to attention.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Dreuntar says, “If one of them is an inky black shadowy wraith, don’t bother.  we met him.”

Vordilian says, “It is my somber duty to report that the Farsreach Outpost and Dweyton Monastery have been destroyed. By the evidence discovered by dispatch runners to Dweyton, it appeared that Farsreach went silent a day or two before the same fate befell the monastery. Brothers and sisters lay slaughtered, some as if surprised, others in combat.”

Kirael blinks.

Karibeth gasps.

Arpelli frowns.

Vordilian says, “Whom or what, no further evidence was discovered. That the dead were left to remain dead forces a question of whether the Snake or the Jackal or some other Dark One who relies on the Undead were involved. The Horned Cabal would have taken our Lord’s followers under their banner, undead and unwilling, slaves to an unrighteous cause. The outposts and the monasteries of the Order, particularly those in the farthest wildernesses like Dweyton Monastery, should be placed on alert.”

You tilt your head down.

You agree with Vordilian.

Dreuntar whispers to the group, “Glad I’m not travelling to Dweyton anytime soon.”

Metadi says, “Sae, a secular threat.”

You say, “Troubling news coupled with these attacks and that this shadowy figure we’ve seen is an Erithian.”‘

Vordilian says, “Again.  These foes are like none we’ve seen before.  They are not servants of The Serpent or The Jackal.”

Vordilian asks, “An Erithian?”

Speaking to Vordilian, Dreuntar asks, “You have said what they are not like, what ARE they like?”

You say, “Aye. He uses particle attacks with orbs we’ve never seen before and a special type of hand to hand combat.”

Fulmen exclaims, “And a starry void to give us vertigo!”

Speaking to Vordilian, Droit asks, “Has the Order heard of this Vilthulko?”

Ohr whispers to the group, “For the love of woods, how many different master can these cursed undead serve?”

Vordilian says, “That is not entirely surprising.  But definitely confirms our suspicions.”

Cryheart turns an inquisitive ear towards Vordilian.

Greganth turns to face Vordilian.

Vordilian says, “It is with alarm that I must report that our Order’s greatest collection of knowledge and thought has most recently come under attack. The assault occurred in the darkest hours of the night by an attempt to ignite magical fires with which to destroy the Library and its contents. Be it the will of the Keeper of the Keys, our Lord Voln or possibly, Lady Lumnis, the attempt was foiled before any significant damage was done to our Order’s precious inheritance.”

Metadi whispers to the group, “It doesnae sound like that attack was primarily undead. Else it’d be that our brethren’s bodies wouldnae remain.”

Vordilian says, “This attack was at the Halls of Solace, where all of The Order’s history is kept.”

Metadi whispers to the group, “Apparently some secular entity feels we are a threat tae it and attempting tae destroy our means o’ attacking them.”

Vordilian says, “The villain was identified as a woman of the erithi race, though of an appearance never before seen or documented of the people of that distant nation across the seas. Over nearly every exposure of skin, the erithi woman was covered in strange tattoo markings. Sisters of the Order later confirmed that the markings extended to the woman’s skin otherwise concealed by clothing.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Eddge asks, “Will the scrolls be moved to another location now for safe keeping?”

Metadi says, “Sae the question becomes, what do we ken that is sae great a threat.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Sovine asks, “Your a champion of voln, but cannot say if he has directly influenced things?”

Vordilian asks, “I am a Champion of The Order, as appointed by the Grandmaster.  I uphold the honor of The Order.  Do you challenge that honor and my position?”

Sovine says, “Of course not, unless I represent them as there champion sending word for there highest of command.”

Speaking to Sovine, Arnylon says, “And then you’d expect to know every thought that passed through their head?  Get real.”

The voice of Svardin says, “I hardly knows many thoughts dat pass thru me own head.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Kerl says, “Lets stick to the subject at hand.”

Speaking to Sovine, Kerl says, “A champion is not a seer, and not a knower of all things.  It would seem to me that he is imparting what knowledge he has… and you have a bone to pick.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Kakoon asks, “Are they part of the Fallen?”

Speaking to Vordilian, you say, “This man named Vilthulko. He does not exactly meet that description, but we have noticed tatoos on him. A coiled serpant on his head, and a lidless purple eye tattoo on his wrist, among others.”

Vordilian says, “I’ve heard of the tragedy in Atan Irith.  The chapter near Ta’Vaalor will be receiving a refugee from the Erithi homeland, who claims to have knowledge of why we are under attack.”

Vordilian clears his throat.

Speaking to Vordilian, Sovine says, “Then that fortess has not been attacked.”

Vordilian says, “It has.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Karibeth asks, “Any idea why they attacked the Halls of Solace?”

Speaking quietly to Vordilian, Luxrious asks, “And how exactly did these forces get this close without our knowledge?”

Speaking to Vordilian, Sovine says, “Did the level the vaalor? That would be excellent.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Kakoon asks, “When was the attack on the Vaalor chapter?”

Vordilian says, “We hope the refugee will be able to make it safely to the monastery near Ta’Vaalor.  He is claimed to be arriving somewhere in the area tomorrow evening.  This is all I know of the matter.”

Sovine says, “I cant say I have reason to see the voln out post fall, however I am confident the sunfist outpost can survive anything that assaults Vaalor.”

You snort derisively at Sovine!

Speaking to Sovine, you ask, “As th’ world burns everyone is safe in wooden huts, eh?”

Metadi slowly says, “Vaalor…”

Metadi sighs.

Speaking quietly to Seomanthe, Greganth says, “Wouldnt that be Grand! We could go visit Vaalor enforce! They would love that.”

Greganth quietly asks, “Who is in?”

Rtune says, “Not hobbits.”

Speaking to you, Sovine says, “I prefer trees, but the sunfist outpost is actually on the highest point. an very well defendable. Sometin the elves there chose not to do.”

Speaking to Greganth, Seomanthe says, “Bring your tent, we pitch it outside the gates.”

Greganth quietly says, “Why, they love me there.”

Truekillr says, “I’ll not be traveling over the Dragonspine. Entirely too inconvenient to get to.”

Speaking to Truekillr, Dreuntar says, “That’s what chronomage orbs ere made for.”

You say, “Those of us who serve th’ Order of Voln headed the Grandmaster when we were called to River’s Rest. We would do so again, but it seems all of th’ Outposts are being targeted. If we leave Wehnimer’s undefended it will meet a similar fate.”

Cryheart says, “And we hae the Krol to tend with…I will nae abandon this outpost.”

Rolfard raspily says, “There are still the pillagers here…most likely a good number of defenders will stick around to fend them off.”

Radom says, “I volunteer as a mercenary, my price would be favor with Lord Voln.”

Metadi asks, “That said… Do we want tae trust the Vaalor and their… Record?”

Vordilian says, “If this refugee knows of our new foe, he may be our only hope to stop them.  Not all of our monasteries are as well defended as this one.”

Speaking to Greganth, Seomanthe says, “I could look forward to our stay in the tent, I’ll being a picnic basket n everything.”

Speaking to you, Sovine says, “I once was of Voln, don misunderstand me. As I said ive no reason to see it fall. However I dont care much for Vaalor if the monestary still stands fine. I just have no issue if the undead kill the king.”

Speaking to Sovine, you say, “Wish ill upon no others lest it befall you and yours.”

Svardin says, “I would only go ta Vaalor ta see da fire I tink.”

Speaking to Vordilian, you ask, “And his arrival is tomorrow in Ta’Vaalor at our outpost there at dusk?

Rtune says, “Too many elfs.”

Metadi says, “We’re talking about the outpost there, nae the city.”

Svardin says, “Not nuff hobbits.”

Speaking quietly to Rtune, Ohr says, “They have tarts.”

Radom says, “Should I inform the Dreadnaughts? Perhaps they could assist in defending Vaalor..”

Cryheart says, “May Voln bless ye who travel across the Dragonspine to protect those outposts.”

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Greganth says, “Seo and I will make the trek, it is my birthland, afterall.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Arnylon asks, “Are you going to Vaalor to meet with the refugee?”

Speaking to Vordilian, Seomanthe says, “My husband and I will go to them.”

Metadi says, “Och, I’ll trot o’er that way.”

Rtune says, “Hobbits will stay and fite the Krols no worries.”

Speaking quietly to Vordilian, Greganth says, “We fought the lich together in the Mountains, we will meet this foe together as well.” The sky all around is white with falling snow.

Vordilian says, “The Grandmaster has asked me to find those brave and with honor to do so.  I will stay and attend to his needs in the monastery here.”

Speaking quietly to Rtune, Ohr says, “Krolvins eat hobbits for dinner.”

Speaking to Rtune, Arwen says, “I will stay as well.  This is my home and it is my home I will defend.”

Sovine says, “This is perplexing as the monestary is just below the sunfist outpost, an a threat to one is the same as the other.”

You say, “I will be going.”

Cryheart says, “Then go in my stead.”

Luxrious quietly says, “Your Grandmaster should be out here leading.”

Cryheart nods to you.

Cryheart nods at Metadi.

Speaking to Cryheart, you say, “Aye. I think our forces are properly arrayed here for both th’ Krolvin and these Undead.”

Radom says, “Any Dreadnaughts about? Perhaps we should alert Commander Sabreon.”

Mylenna says, “I will go.”

Speaking quietly to Kerl, Ohr asks, “Sure you can’t go Kerl?”

Speaking to Mylenna, Arnylon says, “Well since we’re attached at the hip, if you go, I go.”

Speaking quietly to Kerl, Ohr exclaims, “I feel a whole lot safer if you were standing infront of me!”

Speaking to Ohr, Kerl says, “I can go, but the question is when.”

You say, “Kaedra, Greganth, Seomanthe, and myself? I suspect we’ll need atleast a fifth for this mission if not more.”

Speaking quietly to Arwen, Ohr says, “Dont worry Arwen, I’ll keep him out of trouble.”

Kaedra says, “Droit, come with us to Vaalor tomorrow evening.”

Arpelli says, “I’ll go.”

Arpelli nods at Seomanthe.

Seomanthe praises Arpelli.

Zzentar says, “I volunteer.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Dreuntar says, “If you wish volunteers, I can go, but the captain really does not like me.”

Kaedra says, “No questions, you’re coming.”

Karibeth says, “I’ll go.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Kerl says, “I will go.”

Speaking to you, Kaedra says, “There’s one more to add.”

Arpelli smiles.

Speaking to Vordilian, Fulmen says, “I too can go.”

Kerl says, “There are plenty here who can hold off the Krolvin for a time.”

Svardin says, “Drakes is standin by.”

Speaking quietly to Karibeth, Greganth says, “We had such a blast the last time we all went there together.”

Svardin says, “Drakes is standin by.”

Truekillr says, “I’ll stay here and defend my home monastery.”

Speaking to Greganth, Karibeth says, “Exactly what I was thinking.”

Svardin says, “Most of da Gryphons.”

You say, “Wehnimers can spare a dozen of us.”

Kerl says, “Some can stay, some can go.”

Arwen looks thoughtfully at Kerl.

Sovine says, “The vaalorians do not like outsiders at all.”

Radom says, “I have gotten word that Lord Sabreon is bringing the Legions of Dreadnaughts to assist.”

Cryheart says, “My charge is here, champion of Voln…therefore I must stay.”

Kerl says, “This is not about Vaalor, it is about Voln.”

Zzentar says, “They dont like my kind at all.”

Ohr quietly says, “Thought the voln post there is outside of the city.”

You say, “We come to represent Voln, not agitate elven relations.”

Radom says, “The Dreadnaughts will come to the aid of Ta’Vaalor.”

Speaking to Sovine, Metadi reminds, “We are dealing with the Voln outpost outside the city. The city itself is irrelevant.”

Kerl says, “To show up and say “here we are to save the day” might be viewed with something less than friendly thoughts.”

Dreuntar says, “Oh if it’s not the Vaalorians, I’m a lot more inclined to go.”

Droit says, “The Vaalorian military might get a little nervous.”

Speaking to Divone, Metadi says, “We will nae be entering Vaalor at all, methinks.”

Greganth quietly asks, “So enough of the prattle, the gauntlet is lain, when shall we depart?”

Greganth quietly says, “We are there to serve the Order. As Master, it is our duty to do so.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Fulmen says, “Perhaps ye can ask the head of the Vaalorian Voln monastery to send our respects to the King and mention that we’re on a crusade, as it were.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Dreuntar says, “I’ve much of Liabo’s favor.

Olgretien deeply says, “Well, if Voln needs my blade in the east, there it will be.”

Olgretien deeply says, “See all who make it there tomorrows.”

Vordilian says, “It is a simple matter.  One where you must look in your own heart to find the answer.”

Speaking to Dreuntar, Arnylon says, “Me and the wife can accompany you.  Worst that can happen is if something nasty attacks, we can run while you fight it.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Metadi says, “All right, sae we ken the refugee may ken something verra important, and he is supposed tae arrive at the Vaalor outpost tomorrow, and we need tae send a strong enough force tae defend him and the outpost.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Metadi asks, “Is there aught else tae be told?”

Vordilian says, “The refugee will not be at the monastery, he will be traveling to it.”

Greganth quietly says, “We will meet him on the trail and insure his safe passage.”

Speaking to Vordilian, you ask, “I presume he is powerful in his own right?”

Vordilian says, “The only to survive the attack in Atan Irith, so I would guess that is the case.”

Vordilian says, “But to travel alone, in unfamiliar lands.  I would not wish that upon him.”

Godefroy muses, “Presumably, we will be able to make contact, securely, via the Symbol of Thought.”

Vordilian says, “He is a Master of The Order, I am sure he will seek aid when he needs it.”

Vordilian says, “Sometime after sunset, he should be in range of the monastery.  But this is only a guess.”

Dreuntar says, “We will keep watch.”

Vordilian says, “There is no right or wrong decision here, only what you believe is the right path.”

Vordilian bows.

Aluvius says, “Yes but a monk isn’t a warrior.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Fulmen says, “Watch the night well, Champion. We shall aid you.”

You say, “I expect a Monk is similarily aware of his surroundings.”

Speaking to Vordilian, Dreuntar says, “Thank you champion.  Until we meet again.”

Wolfloner darkly says, “Perhaps this monk can hold his own, I’ll wager he makes it to the monastary.”

Vordilian just went through a large steel gate.

Speaking quietly to you, Greganth says, “Seo, Kari and I will make our tomorrow, and rendevous with you last afternoon then.”

Metadi says, “We’ll need fast-reaction and mobility.”

Metadi says, “And people who ken the area.”

Greganth quietly says, “I was raised there.”

Godefroy says, “It would seem to me that the goal may well be to avoid the City, if possible.”

Kerl says, “It might be best if our force is unknown.”

You whisper, “Kerl makes a good point. We should trickle in tonight and early tomorrow as opposed in a massive caravan.” to your group.

Dreuntar says, “I am not travelling through Zul.  Chronomage is how I shall travel.”

[Courtyard]
A well maintained and healthy garden occupies the entirety of the courtyard.  The air here is cool and crisp, but the bulk of the monastery shelters you from wind and makes the air bracing instead of chilling.  In the center of the garden is a natural spring bubbling up several inches above the surface of the encircling pool of crystal clear water.  A large stone and iron gate blocks the entrance to the monastery flanked by a statue of a woman carrying a crystal staff and a set of crystalline keys facing a second statue of a kneeling young man bedecked in battle-worn black chain armor.  You also see the Krackenstar disk, an erratic spring spirit that is flying around, the Zzentar disk, a mountain wolfhound, a tiny red-eyed hedgehog, the translucent Osim disk, the Hoy disk, the Arpelli disk, the Arnylon disk, a watchful golden falcon that is flying around, the fiery red Arwen disk, the Fulmen disk, the Kerl disk, the orange Dreuntar disk, a terrified forest spirit that is flying around, a pale golden cougar, the black Rtune disk, the violet Aurla disk, the Kaedra disk, a jocular alpine spirit that is flying around, the Rolfard disk, a massive bearded white tiger, the Roelaren disk, a large fel tree and a polished marble bench with some stuff on it. Also here: Krackenstar, Jyax, Lord Japhrimel, Grand Lady Silversoft, Nucki, Droit, Lord Zzentar, Godefroy, Aluvius, Sir Cryheart, Radom, Osim, Hoy, Greganth, Snowrok, Myharl, Sir Metadi, Arpelli, Mylenna, Arnylon, Humbro, Wolfloner, Rolfard, Holymoon, Dreuntar, Fulmen, Grand Lady Aurla, Kaedra, High Lord Kaillend, Lady Arwen, Rtune, Luxrious, Ohr, Truekillr, Kerl, Karibeth, Great Lady Roelaren Obvious paths: west

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