(Alliel) Broken Naggurtyi.   Posted by Master Divine.Group: 0
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Thu 12 Aug 2010
at 09:59
Re: (Alliel) Broken Naggurtyi
Alliel bares her teeth in a snarl before moving onwards.  Mud implied water, foul implied waste and something this large in the way of cities was likely to have both.  She looked around her for sewers or waste disposal zones and entered a house or two to see how they has disposed on refuse.
Master Divine
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Sun 15 Aug 2010
at 16:55
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There were pits all about the city, but none of them contained waste. As for the stench she had caught a whiff of earlier.. maddeningly enough, she didn't experience it again. The city was rather compact. Most buildings (made of stone mined, it would seem, from the mountain quarries) had multiple levels, and there were signs, however forgotten, of inhabitants. Something drove the people of the city out.
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Sun 15 Aug 2010
at 20:07
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Alliel looked about her with some puzzlement.  This was a living city recently enough that the smell of sex was still lingering yet was now completely deserted without any sign of death by violence.  She moved to the closest gate (other than the one she had entered through and checked to see if there were any scent trails leaving the city.  If not there she checked all the rest of the gates and did a complete circuit of the walls.
Master Divine
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Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 16:12
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There were no other gates except for the giant one that Alliel entered. Commerce didn't seem to be high on the list of priorities for the inhabitants of the city. There was nothing at note on the walls, only more lingering hints of aromas long gone. There was nothing in the city - no one. Only silence.
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 17:23
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Alliel went across to the pits and examined the smells around the edges carefully.  This must be the entrance to a hole unless the people had either disappeared or flown away.  Nothing else was left.

She started to dig in the pit.
Master Divine
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Thu 9 Sep 2010
at 15:11
Re: (Alliel) Broken Naggurtyi
(Forgive me, which pit? The mining quarries at the mountains?)
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Thu 9 Sep 2010
at 15:30
Re: (Alliel) Broken Naggurtyi
In reply to Master Divine (msg #72):

Post 68 above.  They have to be the answer to the missing people.
Master Divine
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Mon 13 Sep 2010
at 14:36
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(Ah, yes, of course. Sorry!)

Alliel found the digging reasonably easy, as the soil, despite being heavy, was still loose enough to be shifted. Several feet into the earth she found whatever it was that she was looking for: a long cord of silver, weighted with a large ruby.
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Mon 13 Sep 2010
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Alliel considers it for a second totally nonplussed and then goes to the next pit and starts digging.  If she finds another gem she continues digging until she has dug up all the pits.
Master Divine
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Mon 20 Sep 2010
at 16:29
Re: (Alliel) Broken Naggurtyi
All the pits were dug up. Each one contained silver cord and a jewel - rubies, diamonds, emeralds, topaz.
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Mon 20 Sep 2010
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Alliel sits down with the gems and concentrates.
Master Divine
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Thu 23 Sep 2010
at 14:14
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The jewels did not contain the strange frequency that usually betrayed trapped souls.
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Thu 23 Sep 2010
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Alliel curses and starts collecting all the gems and cords.  If she can't find the people that were here she'll settle for whatever wealth she can eek out of the place.  Having collected the gems she turns and heads back to the tower.
Master Divine
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Sat 27 Nov 2010
at 17:03
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Weighted down as she was by the collection of precious gems and invaluable metals, Alliel's trek back towards the Tower was a slow one. The people of the city were nowhere to be found. The entire filled Alliel with a strange, almost alien feeling - unfathomable dread. The sun, high above, filled the realm with blinding light and oppressive heat. The sand crunched softly underneath her feet.
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Sat 27 Nov 2010
at 22:15
Re: (Alliel) Broken Naggurtyi
Alliel continued.  There was nothing here she could use.  Whatever had taken these people would still be here and without the souls she had no interest in remaining here to find them.
Master Divine
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Mon 29 Nov 2010
at 09:52
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She soon saw the comforting sight of her Black Tower, a blackened alter scraping the sky itself. She could continue and reach the Tower in little time - or perhaps she would like to travel somewhere else?

The moon was cold, alien, high above..
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Mon 29 Nov 2010
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Alliel continued back to the tower.  She needed to dump her load and consider what to spend it on.
Master Divine
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Thu 2 Dec 2010
at 13:32
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Within the dark coolness of the tower was lithe, raven-haired Nors of the Jungle. He smiled at the arrival of his friend, and his grin doubled in size when he saw the captured loot.

"Jewels," he said, his eyes shining. "And treasure! This was in the city?"
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Thu 2 Dec 2010
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"Yes" Alliel hisses at Nors.  "Lots of treasure, lots of jewels, lots of holes but a surprising lack of SOULS."

"I went there looking for souls, not holes or jewels or treasure.  As I seem to recall you sent me there saying there would be souls there.  Care to explain the lack or should I see what happens if I boil your blood in your veins?  Maybe there is no urgency in your world but in mine there is some urgency.  Can I suggest you select a world where we can go together and either hunt a god or find souls and quickly."
Master Divine
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Mon 6 Dec 2010
at 16:41
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"Hey, hey, hey," said Nors of the Jungle. "Back down, sugar. No need to get antsy. It was an honest mistake. I was there only.. thirteen moons ago, and they were there. Bustling. A city of souls. I have no idea what happened to them, and I hold no responsibility."

He grinned.

"Sorry you didn't get your fix," he said. "But I don't see how this is my fault."
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark Arts
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Mon 6 Dec 2010
at 17:22
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Alliel merely nodded.

"Since apparently my suggestion is not to your liking feel free to leave.  I have important things to do and I imagine you have more incompetence to perform - preferably in another realm."

She palms her darts and starts loading each with a different strain of poison.
Master Divine
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 14:06
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Nors of the Jungle nodded. Alliel knew that his intel was, at the very least, meant in good faith - the rogue wouldn't dare lie to a creature such as her.

"Very well, I will take my leave, honey," he said, spitting his tobacco. "Mind if I take some of these, uh, these useless trinkets?" He shrugged. "For expenses. And such."
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
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Alliel smiles grimly.

"Of course.  Choose any five you wish as a favor from me.  Such things are of no real import, metal and jewels are worth money but not power.  Power is a far more elusive prey and money can only buy its semblance."

She holds out the jewels and the ropes to Nors.

"There, choose as you will.  The rest I will offer to you if you can find the people of my realm and restore them to their rightful place intact but I doubt you can, what god could search for those as disappeared as these people?"
Master Divine
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Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 00:02
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Nors took:

1. A ruby the size of his fist
2. A sword forged of silver and star-stones
3. Two bars of orichalcum, the metal of hidden things
4. Two tiny stones that shone in the darkness
5. A long, golden rope

"Thank you, milady," he said, surprisingly respectful at the end. "I will search for your people, if I can." Nors of the Jungle wrapped up his items carefully within his cloth sack and left. "Fare well, sugar."
Neoacadem Alliel the First, High God of Alchemy and the Dark
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Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 07:48
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Alliel smiles and nods and returns to the polymethodic gate and the hookah daemon.

"Power has been acquired, power that is sufficient I believe to reopen the gate and possibly even to expand yourself fully but more than that I have knowledge that guides my power.  If I grant you this power will you open the gate to the location and time of my choice - to provide me with that which I suspect you know I already have?"