Monthly Archives: July 2017

The unbridled convergence of malevolence – a void story.

It seems that a plague of unholy darkness is upon us. Beginning in the depths of the stone laden Ebon Reach, finally breaking its bonds and flowing upon the surface freely now. What dark ritual began this malevolence, the wretched creature could not tell me. So heavy laden with fear and weakened by the void energies he had been exposed to. I did my best to comfort him. He called himself, begotten of Yang. I asked him what business such a holy creature had in the dark depths. He told me he was curious. When daylight is upon the surface of the land and filters through the trees upon the high mountains and even the depths of the water see such vestiges of sun, there is an absence of fear and pride takes hold. Believing we are safe from what lurks below. These were his words. As a warrior, he desired to rid himself of pride, as prescribed to him by Myan Ornith, many months ago. So he decided to complete the ritual of cleansing by traveling into the darkest depths of the Reach. To show to himself true fear, to feel it and to know he could meet his match in battle. To hold that as his mantle that he might be overcome by his own self confidence. A healthy dose of humility he called it.

By his own account, three beings stood before the Void. Though he could not name it as such. I knew it by his description, a swirling vortex of darkness and intense energy. I’ve felt it myself before, in a man I cleansed of its dark influence. And in my recent encounter with a voidling. Three beings of cruel appearance stood before the void and summoned them by prayer and sacrifice. He spoke of watching them for only a few minutes before such fear and dark energy overwhelmed him that he could no longer keep his eyes open. And he could not retreat, because he had sneaked into a heavily protected dominion, locked in by a heavy stone door. So he sat there and listened to their incantations and warped words of worship and as they cast their magic upon the void to call forth doom, as he spoke of it, he screamed and prepared for his demise. Crawling away into the dark tunnels and hiding. However a great explosion and deafening boom  had drowned out his cry of agony. That’s when the story catches up to what others already know. The gloom cast over the land during the cataclysmic explosion of void energy, opened the void rifts that now hold us captive in trepidation upon this land.

The enormous rifts of untold power and influence soar skyward, a disc of enormous density spins and sheds its dark energy as thick tendrils of blackness. The area consumed by darkness as the effect spreads outward. People have reported physical corruption, delusions and fear while in close proximity to the rifts. Other effects are less tangible, but one thing seems clear, the void has torn a rift in our material plane and the energies being released upon Eyr are dark and dangerous to living creatures. We know that holy magic can slow the progress of the void rifts, even weaken them considerably. Thwarting the influence of their void energy upon the land. A final cure has yet to be found. However, a few intrepid souls are formulating a plan to end the Reach’s reign of terror. Of course, I won’t divulge that plan in case prying eyes have decided to engage in good literature. Let’s just say,  the commonly known thing about fear, is that it leads good people to do things they would not normally do. I will leave our dear readers to decide if such things are truly for our collective benefit. Or merely at the whims of a select few. 

– account written by Arelea

(ooc submitted by eiirwen)

Join us for the exciting conclusion to the “unbridled convergence of malevolence” event… the final battle: Sunday July 30th @ 5pm slt.

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A lesson on fae touched foods and the dance of the red fairy

The magic of fae should not be underestimated. They are a strong and powerful race and as such they have made good use of the magic granted to them by the mysts. As anyone can attest, fae enjoy the finer things in life, shiny things and music, the company of others and frivolity over the most handsome delights. Including food. Now once a mystfolk has imbued a food or drink with their own magic, by physical contact, such nourishment when consumed will cause a variety of effects. These can be either for another’s enjoyment or for their detriment. More or less depending on the constitution of the individual.

Trade fairs are a great time to share such fae touched delights!

“I hear mention of eating, drinking and being merry! Come this way then! Lots to eat and drink here.  Great flavors and a sweet after taste. Good food, prepared by the way of the fae!”

The pooka moved to take up a few plates, with jam smothered bread, potato salad and pickled beets, some salad greens and a thin sliced cheese fresh from the jungle garu milk!  She offered a plate to all those in attendance!

The effects of fae high include euphoria, incredible daydreams, lust, giddiness. Paranoia, fear, vivid waking nightmares. As well as, light headedness, temporary weakness to iron or salt, and the inability to lie.

“Yes, that does tend to happen.  To those not used to the myst imbued food and drink, though if you get used to it, does begin to delight more often than not! Very fortifying though, very.”

At this same trade fair not long ago, the Entertainers set up as they usually did, their fair instruments and a dance broke out at the purview of their lead songstress and Shakuhachi artist, Akane Kurisuti.  As these things often are, the dance was heightened and invigorated by good company and a great deal of hearty drink.  

An eyewitness account of the… festivities:

The voluptuous elf shook her head in response to the pooka. “No darling just lots of dancing and drinking that’s all!” The heat must have gotten to them both, skin sticky from the heat and dancing. The elf ground her hips against the red fairy’s, swaying to the sound of the music and the waves.

The human woman seemed to come out of her daze, “No, thanks for helping me up, Akane, the sand is nice and soft, so my butt is fine” She says this while hiccupping, her boozed filled eyes starting to become a little clearer. “Really I’m fine everyone.” She defensively says again. “I tried some squishy fae food earlier and it tasted great!” giving one more hiccup.

The red fairy smiled as the woman seemed to be OK, but once the voluptuous elf grinds her hips against her, she seemed to be very distracted! “Oh, my!” She giggled in a high pitch and danced close to her.

The voluptuous elf grinned as the red fairy returned to the dance with her. She backed up so they we skin to skin as they shook their hips and shimmied their breasts to the dance.

The human woman noticed the Giant elf, having dancers spinning around him. “What lucky guy he is!” She blurts out teasingly. “I don’t usually dance either honestly, but today just seems special” She says with rosy red cheeks, but also gives a wink and points to the empty air, with nothing there. She then sighs as she enjoys watching the others dance around.

So as you can see, trade fairs are a fabulous way to bring disparaging folks together for a good time. Usually with good food, good music and a great deal of fine booze. If you’re looking for any of these finer fares outside of the trade fair, look no further than the fine village establishment, The Salty Swallow,  run by Wanton Aime, fae and purveyor of fine mead and bamboo liquor.

((many thanks to voluptuous elf Orliene, human woman Oka, giant elf Eshindow, pooka Quiet and red fairy, Akane Kurisuti, for bringing mirth and merriment to our trade fair! and for more information on fae/mystfolk/faetouched/myst sickness look here! http://www.mystsofeyr.com/index.php/races/non-native-races/mystfolk))

– a villager

((ooc submitted by eiirwen (Quiet)))

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