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The Fiery Beast & the Water Serpent

Once the void rifts fell, not all was silent and peaceful as before. The great beast Sindali rose once more from his grave, in spirit at least, though as before, physical effect could be felt and for some distance around the scene of the battle. The giant and vicious cat created flames upon himself and threatened to light fire to the jungle as well! Why have the spirits been so disturbed? Is it provoked by the Ebon Reach and their activities? Or are the spirits of the land and the great Mother goddess angry at us for our part in all of this? What does she wish to teach us with this attack? That not all elements within her land remain tidy and controlled under her purview? Does she wish for us to simply suffer for our transgressions? Or is there something more hideous going on here?   For a taint and a corruption surely remains upon our sacred land. Or… has the sacredness fled and we are truly left alone on neutral ground?  I believe it is time we should pray to the mother goddess to send us the guidance of a new Myan or Myar. I know very little of the tiny mystfolk left in charge. Perhaps she may rise to rank of Myan. I do know she is well liked, she would bring us the peace we seek.

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At nearly the same time, the waters darkened and we were beset by the spirit of a creature dispatched from this realm at the establishment of the Kuvesi healing stone and the pond in which it now rests. The great serpent who held one of the stone fragments in its cavernous belly, cut open and dispatched from the realm of the living.  It returned to haunt the waters and again in form physical enough to cause harm and be dealt damage, that it might be defeated.  It had crept up to the shore and turned the waters red with its anger and vengeance. It was dispatched by healthy doses of holy magic! An eyewitness account proclaimed the following:

It takes one final blow of holy magic, cast by Caspian, the merman, to break the ghostly Leviathan! Piece by piece, it breaks apart, with glowing orbs flying through the air! The spectral beast roars in a high pitch, sending waves to crash and the trees to bend! It EXPLODES in a splash of ghostly water and then is no more!

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And so too, the great beast of the water was defeated once more and the denizens of the land and sea remain safe. Or so it seems. With the Reach crushed of its leader and the victories upon the land and sea in the defeat of spirits, the people are stronger than ever. Let us hope their bravery does not abandon them. We must undertake ceremony and proper Moei Asing ritual… to encourage the proper balance and also to strengthen ourselves against our own physical and spiritual enemies.  The time for unity and action among the disparate tribes again looms upon us. Who will bring us together? Someone should find that sassy bastet nudist I’ve seen prowling the jungle… between him and the pixie Verdict, I feel Ame’s will can once again reign over the land.

– Tor’el, Sum’ei’an scholar & herbalist

((ooc submitted by eiirwen))

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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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Lessons from the Tomes

Oh the books how they flutter! It’s not entirely clear who did this to them, but someone has enticed the books to roam about the realm free. As birds perhaps.  The magical tomes have found their way into every territory, Stormstead, the waters of the Kuvari’s Deep, the clearing of the Moei Asing and the pits of Ebon Reach.  They are at times peaceful.  Other times violent. And every feeling in between.  Frightened, confused, all knowing and reasonable. They’ve encountered the diversity of denizens in this jungle realm. And their message seems most enticing.  They are free and they intend to remain this way, since they no longer have a keeper.

34578388681_f9762030b2_mWhat could have freed the tomes? At this point it’s mere speculation, but one thing is well known, anyone who looked into the shop could see a potent reminder of the culprit. A book taken down to ash.  Who would have motivation to destroy a magical tome? Certainly no one in the village proper would take such desperate measures to disturb the proper placement of the books.  Perhaps the Kuvari or the Moei Asing? Though it is doubtful.  They are all too weak to take such action.

And why destroy a mere magical book?  As an example perhaps. Freedom is false.  For clearly, all the books are returning to their shop. Their slavery.  Their tomb. It’s a good reminder for the denizens of the jungle. Their situation is tenuous.  They may appear free, but in reality, they too are subject to a keeper. And more often than not, slaves to their own weaknesses.

~ a concerned citizen of the jungle realm

((ooc submitted by eiirwen / photo credit eyeless viper))

 

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Eyr’s Entertainers Sponsor an afternoon of Hedonism!

Eyr’s Entertaining Troupe is sponsoring a “Hedonistic Happy Hour” on the Sandy Beach!  Hedonistic Happy Hour

Times have been good.   Game is plentiful and the suckling boar especially tasty.  Fruits and nuts are in season.  Mangos, passionfruit, coconuts, durien, sugar apples and nuts are scattered throughout the jungle.   The pirates are dead (again) and it is a time of fatness and plenty.

As such, Eyr’s Entertainers are hosting a Hedonistic Happy Hour on the Sandy Beach.  There will be music, dancing along with food and drink that even Aradian aristocracy would envy!  

It is time to dress up in your finest to join us for an afternoon of laughter, fun and dancing on the beach at 2 hours past the noonday sun on Saturday. 

~ Blanche Fralto, Stormstead Quartermaster


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto
Event Info:  “Mother of all Revenge” 

http://www.mystsofeyr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=5568

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A Whale of a Tale

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Chaos and carnage reigned as Kuvari’s Deep lead an attack against Shalan’ti Mercenaries to recover their Talisae

Ocean waters ran red with the blood on Monday night.   Bodies littered the waters and along the shoreline.  But this time the bodies were Shalan’ti Mercenaries – not members of our community.  The Vega family will be sorely disappointed when their crew does not return.  Right now I’m very glad that they are gone.  Though I am already wondering what this might mean for Stormstead’s future.  Right now those with the energy to celebrate are doing so.  Others are tending their wounded.  Tomorrow it will all sort out.

Kuvari’s Deep lead the attack against the ship.  This only fitting since since their Talisae had been taken.  Xae’raan Thiaroe was recovered from the wreckage before it sank.   I noted she had to be carried from the ship.  I wonder at the extent of her wounds.  I was too far away to see specifics.  Juni was freed as well.  Their forms appearing as the ship roared into flame and began it’s final tilt.    

Khanya and Juni survey the chaos

Khanya and Juni in the aftermath

I observed the battle from the cliffs of Ohm.  My bow was ready but not needed.  I heard the Triton, Tharros, call out and chaos quickly ensued.  Whales were driven in and crashed into the ship.  One whale even ridden by a siren. More explosions and lights – like those used against our people at the Trade Fair.  Although this time we were more prepared with fiery weapons of our own.  The Shalan’ti were swarmed as their boat began to capsize.  A horde of warriors poured from the waters and the beach onto the ship.  The body count in the waters rose swiftly after that.  And even from my vantage point I could recognize the siren feeding frenzy which ensued.  

Tonight a powerful message was delivered to the Vega family as well as the government in Shalan’ti.  One of their own powerful families has taken a very visible hit. It may take awhile for the realization to reach them since the mercenaries are dead.   But this latest will not go unnoticed.   I now worry for Stormstead’s ship and our trade.  The Swallowed Pride has already set sail.  I cannot send word or turn it around.  Can only hope they are prepared for whatever meets them.

Shalan'ti Strikes Back - Rumour Mill-2Whatever happens, our waters are now cleared.  We will need to be even more watchful of strangers.  The waters will need to be guarded even more closely.  And we should all be prepared.  My vote is for weapons caches and intend to bring that up at the next Stormstead meeting.  

~ Blanche Greyling
Quartermaster of Stormstead


Submitted oocly by Blanche Fralto
Shalan’ti Strikes Back Event

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Body Count Rises on Eyr’s Shores

I missed Saturday’s Fair, and from the reports I’ve heard this was a wise decision. The reports have been fairly consistent from those observers I have come across.  It began as normal – businesses and vendors setting up on the beach near the Reef, people preparing for trade and looking to the future.  Even those that suspected that a Shalan’ti ship cloaked with invisibility spells was in the area did not forego their plans. But none were expecting an open attack.  The ship – believed to be a mercenary ship – has been in the area since at least last Thursday, though possibly longer as we feel they have been watching us for longer.  But last Thursday was the date the Deeper jousting tournament was disrupted and their Talisae, Xae’raan Thiaroe, disappeared.

Firebolts rent the air aimed for the beach just as the Shalan’ti ship shimmered into view, showing armed warriors headed for the beach. Chaos followed as Eyr residents fled, and the Deepers, with the help of a few brave others, formed an attack. It appears our efforts to keep Stormstead seemingly neutral have failed.  I see this open attack a direct retaliation for our interference the night the Wyvern attacked those gathered and was killed because of it.  

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Murdered Sailors the Cause of these Vicious Acts?

I heard the sound of explosions and flashes of light as far away as my den.  By the time I reached the cliffs of Ohm, the battle was nearly over.  The firebolts having died down to glowing pits in the sand, the Shalan’ti making a retreat back to their ship with more hostages taken.  Reports say that Juni of the Moei Asing was taken along with another siren – Neris.  The Talisae is believed to be a hostage on the boat.  If they have her, is only a matter of time before she ends up in one of those shrouds and tossed out onto the waves.   How long before these hostages meet the same fate as the bodies shrouded in sailcloth that now pile the banks?  “An eye for an eye.”  I’ve heard that adage before and I think that the Vega family of Shalan’ti lives by this code.  Unless thwarted in some way, I do not see them leaving Eyr’s waters until a matching body is delivered – one for each of the sailors.  There is no telling how many hostages are on the boat.  Perhaps they are reaching their count?

Stormstead should exercise caution.  Our relationship with the members of Kuvari’s Deep is tenuous but beneficial.  Relations steering toward positive which is encouraging. It is doubtful that the Salty Swallow could remain in the waters without the protection they can offer.   But this battle with the Shalan’ti poses a real dilemma.  We need to push for peaceful resolution unless we wish to live under fear of attack for the rest of our time here.  The Vega family is known for their vengeance – they would not have risen to power in Shalan’ti without it. I would like to see the Deepers negotiate.  This is the only way I feel they will see any come out of that ship alive and also end the vengeance battle.  In the meantime, I will avoid Eyr’s waterways and passages.  With their cloaking ability, there is no telling where they may strike next.   

Blanche Greyling
Stormstead Quartermaster


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto
Shalan’ti Strikes Back Event 

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Death Floats above the Reef

There is a Shalan’ti craft moored above the Reef off of Eyr’s beaches.  The scent of death is so thick that even the sea air cannot dispell it.  I approached closer only because I felt that I had to.  I had heard the rumors at the tavern and felt that I needed to confirm for myself.

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Shalan’ti Ship

The massacre happened days ago.  I call it a massacre for that is what it appears to have been.  Sunbleached bloodstains littered the ship’s decking with spots and smears leading off into the water.  There were few seagulls present. Not enough flesh left on the single remaining corpse to stir much interest.  I can only guess at human due to the exposed bones and desiccated skin. Clothing remnants were indistinguishable though I could tell that they had been made of silk fabric.

How and when did this happen?  I did note that there were marks on the walls where it appeared items had been removed.  I also found a shirt where buttons had been ripped off. And the dead man’s shoes were missing.  But then again so were most of his feet.  Robbery?  The ship had little cargo that I could see.   How many others have been witness to what happened here initially or during the ensuing days?

Eyr’s  waters have been peaceful since the sediment was cleared.   Who within our waters would do such a thing?  This is the Shalan’ti ship which carried the visitors.  How will they return? And are the waters safe?  Will there be reprisals against us?

We must learn more of what happened here.  Anyone with information is encouraged to step forward.

~ Blanche Greyling, Rumour Mill Journalist


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto

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A Warning is Given

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We are the Children of the Coinpurse.  


You know our work by a large coin displaying the Mother of the Coinpurse. You know our ways as we have walked among you before in secrecy.

We answer to no one. Including that of the Reach!

We will continue to raid as we answer to no one.  Your laws do not apply.

Stormstead should show caution. We are many and you are but a few.  No harm will fall to those that cooperate. However violence will be dealt to those that attempt to deny.  And the cost to those that attempt to thwart us will be heavy!

The Jester is not of us.  You will need to take care of this problem yourselves.

You have been warned.

I am Morthis, leader of the Children of the Coinpurse

~~ We will not be denied  ~~


Submitted OOCly by Ryukizoku

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Night Cap Presents Game Night!

You are all invited to Game Night at the Night Cap!

game-night-at-the-night-capCome everyone, come! Join the Night Cap in an entertaining night full of games and laughter! Play against your friends and foes in three exciting competitions, have a drink, a smoke, or a little fun snack. We’re always here to take the edge off!


Players can choose to participate in 3 different games, each of which touch upon the Night Cap’s three vices. Those who choose not to participate may relax in our lounge and order from our menu. Winners of each game will receive a prize, and everyone who participated may rest in our lounge for the night!

So what will it be? Will you be a King of the Night Cap, or perhaps you will win a Civil War?

The games will start at sunset on Wednesday, February 1st.

~See you there ~

Start Time: 5:00 pm slt
End Time: 7:30 pm slt

~ Lady Lenora ~ 


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