Sleep

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 1 + 1 = 2
Shadowfell Despair: 18 + 2 = 20

Alushtas Maskan

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

What an interesting group! So much fun.

The whole day was fabulous. Though a crying woman was hardly good for any day. But that wasn’t his problem at the moment. There was a fear in the boy, and there was a sense of dread that hung around him. There was more than just being Shadar-kai half-elf son of their father. He was an old soul — had an old soul.

It was time for bed and I left the other three to do whatever. I could sleep anywhere.

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Feelings…

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 3 + 1 = 4
Shadowfell Despair: 9 + 0 = 9

Miranda Elovar

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

al’Zand was being a prick. Well not really. Just wasn’t playing along. But Rosana was easy t o manipulate — easy to toy with so she did. That was her thing after all. al’Zand was too occupied with the boy. 

As a matter of fact they all seemed a bit preoccupied with him. What the fuck?

As Miranda was about to get up her head flopped to the bed and she watched a portal wink out as the little shit creature curled up on the pillow next to the boy. 

Miranda clambered out of the bed and stomped over to the boy. “You keep your fucking little pet in line.”

Everyone stared up at her with wide eyes. All but the disrobing knight in shining armor he laughed and put his hand on her shoulder. “I’d revise your plan of action. The worst thing you can do is react to a boggle’s antics. It’s like telling a toddler no — they only want to do it more.” He leaned in, “And really threatening the boy is only petty. He’s pretty than you are,” whispered into her ear.

Miranda growled and stomped over to the farthest bed, threw back the covers and climbed into bed. “I’m going to bed — alone.” Miranda rolled over with her back to the others and wiped away the silent tears.

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Curing the Sadness

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 4 + 1 = 5
Shadowfell Despair: 17 + 0 = 17

ae’Nyx Riva

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

There was a darkening of Zand’s eyes. He smiled and his eyes smiled when he looked at me, but the despair of the Leech fell upon some quicker than others. 

Rain looked uneffected as he removed the shiny plate, and the woman were having a stare down but still rather uneffected, but the longer Zand was near me the sadness grew deeper. I looked at Oog and the nearly empty vial in my hand. I held the vial out to him with half a smile. “This will help?”

Zand took the file between two fingers and held it up by two fingers peering into the clear vial like he could fathom the properties of the concoction and understand it all.

Rosana was quickly next to Zand, her eyes only on the vial. “What is it?” Zand asked as he tipped the vial from side to side watching the viscous liquid slide from one end to the other. The flickering candle light gave the murky green liquid a vile glow. 

“Just something to help.”

“Help with what?” Zand asked.

“The sadness wrapping around you.” I said with a sigh and huddled down into my bedroll and blankets. I’d already had too much activity, I felt drained and exhausted and I wanted sleep.

A smile grew over Rosana’s lips as she sat at the edge of the bed watching now. Her eyes met mine and her smile grew big. It frightened me and I pulled my blankets up tighter against my chin.

Zand stared at me with wide blue eyes like I’d seen through his soul or worse that I had revealed his hidden secret. I dropped my gaze and pretended to go to sleep. This was all too much. 

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Deepening Sadness

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 8 + 1 = 9
Shadowfell Despair: 8 – 1 = 7
Effect: 2 – Apathy
Flaw: “I don’t believe I can make a difference to anyone or anything.”

al’Zand Elovar

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

His eyes were bewitching me. I couldn’t think about anything else. Miranda ushered us off and I didn’t protest. She was getting bossy. No more bossier than usual but it was starting to irk me.

Rosana claimed a bed after my suggestion and as I turned to see where ae’Nyx had gone to I saw him unfurl his bedroll in a corner. The creature he’d taken up with opened a portal and snatched a pillow right from under Miranda’s head and I bit back my laughter. It was at least amusing. 

Oog curled up on the pillow next to where ae’Nyx sat down and pulled a vial from his belt and took a long draw of the murky green contents. I knelt down with him. “You can sleep in the other bed.”

He shook his head. “I’m good here.”

I looked back at Miranda lounging on Rosana’s bed and watching the red head freak out a little in her mind while Rain removed his shiny plate armor. 

I sat down on the floor and crossed my legs. “Are you sure you are okay?”

ae’Nyx smiled softly and his eyes lit up the purple flecks almost shining with emotions. “I’m okay. Thank you for caring.” The latter came out with the feeling that no one had ever cared for him before. 

My heart pounded in my chest and I only had one thought in my head, but there was a deep sadness around me. I didn’t know what was going on. This feeling… was so different.

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What’s the Game?

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 19 + 3 = 22
Shadowfell Despair: 17 + 1 = 18

Rosana

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

Miranda wouldn’t take no for an answer. She ushered us all up the stairs and into their very spacious room. I didn’t have time to protest and when I opened my mouth Miranda just smiled and pressed a finger to my lips., leaned in and whispered, “We all want something here.”

What did she know? Of course Rosana had told her her plan, but what did she know of the other’s motives. al’Zand was her husband, obviously a lie from his glare and reaction. And his completely attention and obvious attraction to the boy who spoke to boggles and gained their help. 

The knight looking fellow didn’t seem like he was all that interested, but he too listened intently to the boy’s words. What did he want with ae’Nyx? Was someone else after the elixir? 

The room was spacious, and there were two large beds. When had Miranda procured such a thing? 

“How exactly is this going to work, Miranda? I waving my hand over the contents of the room and the five of us. She had some diabolical plan, I wanted to know what it was.

al’Zand dropped his things on one of the beds and glared at Miranda. “Girls in one, boys in another.”

I scoffed. “That is a no. You and your wife in one. I don’t care where they sleep but this bed is mine.”

Both ae’Nyx and Rain unfurled their sleeping bags. The difference between the two elves was ae’Nyx choose a corner and al’Zand watched with helpless and restless hands as his newly acquired interest had already been settling in. The blue eyed man crouched down and whispered with his friend. 

Rain on the other hand laid out in the middle of the room and started stripping his armor. There was no where left to look. When I swept my eyes over the empty bed I had claimed Miranda lay sprawled out upon in watching me. What was her game?

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Moving On…

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 6 + 1 = 7
Shadowfell Despair: 9 + 0 = 9

Miranda Elovar

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

The boys were having an exhausting talk. Though the insider information that the handsome knight looking man’s name was amusing. Miranda didn’t want to giggle, but she felt the same as ae’Nyx. It was a silly play on words. And he would thus be called Rain from here on out — apparently ae’Nyx thought so too.

It seems that she had helped Rosana without really having to do anything. The red head seemed highly interested in the boy. She tried to draw his attention but even after she her question he was immediately drawn back to al’Zand. And al’Zand seemed all the happier to have those strange eyes back on him.

“Tomorrow is a new day. I for one am bone tired weary. Let us stay and have this conversation in the morning. There is more than enough room in our suite to accommodate all of us. Shall we?”

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