Mirror Wraith Prophecy/Ending

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The Mirror Wraith Prophecy ended in early September 2000 when Tezirah briefly escaped the Plane of Probability through the Taisgath obelisk and subsequently pushed back in. Below are two logs from that event. The first log is from an unknown source while the second is from Pathian's point of view.


First Log

[Taisgath, Grove of the Obelisk]
A translucent obelisk, the small island's namesake, dominates the center of this silent grove. Oddly, no sounds of wildlife penetrate the thick foliage surrounding the small meadow. A slab of reddish-brown stone lies to one side of the obelisk. You also see a misshaped deobar strongbox, a misshaped iron trunk and a lethargic Shadow Servant. Also here: Khulkhan, Jifster, Cineris, Saethren who is seated, Cloudcrest, Student Brigamat, Inquisitor Stavro, Raynedust, Vien, Y'Shai Kreich, Rri, Y'Shai Daldruk, Dreamer Luq, Philosopher Eowen, Student Ieshan, Mystic Merlinx, Chuu, Scholar Krenaste, Reolf, Murtine, Malcontente, Auraelia, Pathian, Docent Delvocore, Council Member Khaman, Skrowl, Kirvar, Rikkisha, Student Javers, Student Fornary, Scholar Kurlay, Seer Vivviane, Moon Mage Yavus who is seated, Treleon, Holy Warrior Blasword, Elomat, Psychi, Ithlia, Krymson, Garakla, Melistat, Oenopides, Mystic Aloah, Enchantress Ileia, Tonika
Obvious paths: west.

Taramaine just arrived.

Taramaine says, "A mirror image. For protection."

Taramaine asks, "We've come far these past nine centuries. We've accomplished so much... and yet, so little. Has it all been for nothing? When did fate snatch us all up and lay out our paths? Where did it all begin, that which conspired to force these events into existence?"

Taramaine says, "Did it begin over a thousand years ago? Did that one sorceress set the wheels of fate into motion? Tezirah..."

Taramaine says, "She found an atrtifact, one begun five hundred years before her time, but one unfinished. She completed the device, and she was determined to use it to cause destruction throughout the Empire. What's more, she practiced the foulest arts, the corrupt sorcery."

Taramaine says, "And so, they went to kill her. They went to her manor, the Imperials. They tore it apart to find her. They found in there a path underground, and they took it."

Taramaine says, "There they discovered the sorceress. And there they discovered a massive slab of stone... shimmering, pulsing -- surely, they thought, this must be some instrument of her dark magic."

Taramaine says, "Fools. The obelisk predated even Tezirah, and was almost as much a mystery to her as to them."

Taramaine says, "Nevertheless, it was upon that obelisk that the Imperial solderis hung Tezirah."

Taramaine says, "Or tried to, anyway. The instant before she died, she did... something. She tried to escape them, and failed. And thus began the reports of bat-winged skulls, and their connection to Tezirah."

Taramaine says, "But her failed spell summoned a dreadful beast, who proceeded to slaughter most of the soldiers. The shadowmaster. The Imperials fought it, losing many... but managed to kill the beast. Mostly."

Taramaine asks, "They burned Tezirah's Manor, they shattered the device, and they collapsed the ground. And they thought that was the end of it. Who would have imagined the uninhabited wilderness where Tezirah made her hideout would later become the site of the deciding battles of the Resistance War... and that a major city would be built there?"

Taramaine asks, "Hmmm. Did it begin eighty years ago? When we retrieved the legendary Arte of the Black Cockatrice, and used it to create the Y'Shai?"

Taramaine says, "Or ten years later when we stumbled upon Tezirah's ruined mansion... Mortom, Erzebet, Demosel, Grell... and me. We assembled the device, foolishly enough. And lo, two shadowmasters appeared before us. So many died by its wicked claws..."

The mirror images pull away from Taramaine and fade.

Taramaine says, "It killed excavators, students, researchers... two Council Members died. So much death... we had to stop it."

Taramaine says, "It was then that I utilized that which I had never before used... Erzebet and Mortom joined in with me, adding their power as well. We had to stop the killings, stop the beasts..."

Taramaine says, "And so we used sorcery to slay them. It was the only option left to us. If we failed, the shadowmasters and their spawn would decend upon the unsuspecting Crossing. Countless would die."

Taramaine sighs.

Taramaine says, "I regret that, now."

Taramaine shakes his head.

Taramaine says, "Demosel refused to help, in that... And the mercenary Grell was wounded by a shard of the exploding obelisk... the obelisk we inadvertently destroyed with the magics we had never before used. And Shanrolias... stepped in the way of the spell."

Taramaine says, "The first Y'Shai to die... We discovered their secret then... horrendous. We left the body there, we left the manor... by the gods, we hoped none would ever set foot in there again."

Taramaine says, "Ah, but people did..."

Taramaine sighs.

Taramaine says, "It was a foolish hope. All along, it was fate for those devices to be reassembled. And when we split them up again, certain it was the end of the artifact... destiny would see to it that events brought them together again."

Taramaine says, "And now you know it all."

Taramaine says, "Since the death of the Council, I have been plagued by visions of a nightmare world... our world, overrun by shadowmasters and the creatures of darkness. Tenebraelings, voidspawn, eviscerators... the mortal races fleeing in terror before death incarnate."

Taramaine says, "This world will come to pass if that artifact is destroyed. I've learned that, now. That was its purpose."

Taramaine says, "The only way to ensure that this never comes to pass... we must make the ultimate sacrifice."

Taramaine says, "In order to prevent our world from being consumed by darkness, we must give up our gift of foresight."

Taramaine says, "I am sorry. I have devoted my life to the Moon Mage Guild, but that it should come down to this... Gods. But there is no choice... no choice. This world's fate hangs in the balance. The Mirror Wraith has shown me what must be done, to save both Planes from destruction."

Taramaine says, "May the gods look over us all, my friends."

Taramaine inhales a great swallow of air.

Taramaine rubs a crystal-capped sphere.

Taramaine drops a slagged sphere.

Taramaine says, "It is done."

The obelisk begins vibrating.

The obelisk begins vibrating.

Taramaine says, "Face our future."

Pathian shimmers into view.

Treleon shimmers into view.

Khaman shimmers into view.

Fornary shimmers into view.

Taramaine picks up a slagged sphere.

Taramaine rubs a slagged sphere, then pulls his hand away.

The ground shudders violently as the translucent obelisk glows with a brilliant light!

With a tremendous roar, a shimmering vortex forms, throwing off tendrils of light and shadow.

You are knocked flat!

Rikkisha exclaims, "Taramaine stop! This isn't right!"

Several vaguely humanoid shadows come out of a shimmering vortex, then dissipate.

Taramaine says, "No..."

Taramaine says, "Gods..."

In a flaring of sparks and shadow, a crimson and onyx moonstaff appears in his hand.

Stavro moves over to guard Taramaine.

You hear some loud thumpings coming from somewhere nearby.

Taramaine says, "This isn't supposed to be happening..."

Taramaine asks, "What is this?"

The shimmering vortex crackles and flares, pulsing with quick bursts of blinding light!

Mahwel blinks and winces, stunned!

Vien blinks and winces, stunned!

Ileia blinks and winces, stunned!

Elomat blinks and winces, stunned!

A voice from the other side of the vortex says, "You are a fool, Taramaine. A fool and a pawn, as much as Lasarhhtha was."

Taramaine shakes his head.

A voice from the other side of the vortex says, "It was I who visited all of you so many years ago as a Mirror Wraith. And it was I who visited Lasarhhtha as well."

Taramaine says, "No..."

A voice from the other side of the vortex says, "And, all glorious Grandmaster... It was I who visited you, and played you for the fool that you are... I guided you all to this final climatic moment..."

The shimmering vortex shudders and whines, then hisses angrily.

Tezirah steps casually out of the shimmering vortex, a callous smirk upon her face.

Tezirah says, "My release..."

Tezirah throws her head back and laughs maniacally!

Taramaine exclaims, "NO!"

Taramaine raises him arms skyward, chanting.

Tezirah says, "Now, Taramaine... You're reward for being such a wonderful puppet...."

The ground trembles for a moment as a shimmering vortex spirals about, howling.

Taramaine gestures. Taramaine's spell misfires as it bounces off of Tezirah in a spectacular explosion of blue sparks!

The rebound strikes Taramaine, stunning him!

Tezirah throws her head back and laughs maniacally!

Stavro begins to advance towards Tezirah.

You see Tezirah Eilsina, a Human.
She has jade eyes, very long fine blue-black hair that is unkempt, and pale skin.
She is in her prime for a Human.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing some tattered red robes lined along the interior with midnight black silk, some skull-shaped hair beads, a polished brass earring inset with onyx and jade chips, a pair of translucent crystalline earrings streaked with crimson veins and some black velvet slippers spotted by smoke-colored stains.

Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Stavro closes to pole weapon range on Tezirah.

Tezirah throws her head back and laughs maniacally!

Kreich's cambrinth armor emits a loud *snap*.

Kreich's cambrinth armor emits a loud *snap*.

Kreich gestures. Kreich's spell misfires as it bounces off of Tezirah in a spectacular explosion of blue sparks!

The rebound strikes Kreich, stunning him!

Several flares of light spin from a shimmering vortex, then shadows pour forth like water.

Stavro slices a crimson and onyx moonstaff at Tezirah. Tezirah steps aside with the grace of a cat.

Stavro's voice echoes hollowly as he says, "attack her."

A shimmering vortex roars as it throws a powerful wave of shadow in all directions!

You are knocked flat!

You hear some loud thumpings coming from somewhere nearby.

Taramaine says, "No.."

Tezirah gestures.

You hear some loud thumpings coming from somewhere nearby.

Taramaine exclaims, "Stop her!"

Several vaguely humanoid shadows come out of a shimmering vortex, then dissipate.

Stavro slices a crimson and onyx moonstaff at Tezirah. Tezirah steps aside with the grace of a cat.

Stavro's voice echoes hollowly as he exclaims, "stop her you fools!"


>Tezirah exclaims, "Now you can all die!"

>Stavro slices a crimson and onyx moonstaff at Tezirah. Tezirah steps aside with the grace of a cat.

  • Stavro was just struck down!

>Taramaine exclaims, "Stavro!"

>Kreich starts to move toward Tezirah, then hesitates.

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Ieshan's left leg suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin! Ieshan screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled left leg!

>The earth around Stavro's body seems to awaken, opening up and curling around him, pulling the lifeless form downward, covering him until nothing is left except a memory of his corpse.

  • A meteor streaks across the sky but Stavro's soul is forsaken from walking the Starry Road, lost forever.

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Vivviane's left arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under her skin!

>Ieshan works carefully at tending his wounded left leg.

> * Tezirah was just struck down!

>The air shimmers for a moment as Malcontente's spell ends and he becomes visible once more.
A barbed bolt jumps into the air and rips toward Tezirah!
The bolt strikes Tezirah in the left leg!

  • Tezirah is slain before your eyes!

>You hear someone laughing.

Oenopides gasps!

Pathian lets out a loud "Huzzah!"

>You hear the ghostly voice of Tezirah say, "Nicely done, mortal."

>Tezirah's splintered skeleton rises up, reassembling as it rips free of her corpse. The scattered flesh follows, leaping into place. Finally, her skin and clothes crawl back upon the musculature, and it is then you find yourself gazing at a fully alive -- and quite angry -- Tezirah.

>Plaith exclaims, "Gods!"

Tezirah says, "But pointless."

>Ieshan says, "Oh, not good."

>Boneheal says, "NOOOO"

>Delvocore exclaims, "she got up!"

>Taramaine gestures. Tezirah is flung into the air! What goes up must come down, and so Tezirah crashes back down with a thump!

>Kirvar slices an opal-inlaid hanger at Tezirah. Tezirah steps aside with the grace of a cat.

>Vivviane falls over.

Thousands of shadowy moths flutter into being, swirling around Tezirah before fading into nothingness.

Tezirah suddenly looks healthier.

>Tezirah stands up. You hear someone chanting.

>Chuu gestures at Tezirah. A misshaped iron trunk lifts off the ground and hurtles toward Tezirah! Tezirah dodges out of the way!

Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Malcontente's right leg suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin! Malcontente screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!

>Taramaine begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>You see Tezirah Eilsina, a Human.
She has jade eyes, very long fine blue-black hair that is unkempt, and pale skin.
She is in her prime for a Human.

She has a broken left arm with gaping holes, a severely swollen and deeply bruised left leg compounded by cuts and bruises about the left leg, minor swelling and bruising in the chest area.

She is bleeding with slight bruising in the left leg and moderately from the left arm.

She is wearing some tattered red robes lined along the interior with midnight black silk, some skull-shaped hair beads, a polished brass earring inset with onyx and jade chips, a pair of translucent crystalline earrings streaked with crimson veins and some black velvet slippers spotted by smoke-colored stains.

>Tezirah gestures. Thousands of shadowy moths flutter into being, swirling around Tezirah before fading into nothingness. Tezirah suddenly looks healthier.

>A shimmering vortex opens wider as a forceful, howling wind roars out like the the heated breath of some fierce drake!

Chuu is thrown west through the air!

Reolf is thrown west through the air!

Garakla is thrown west through the air!

Treleon is thrown west through the air!

Malcontente is thrown west through the air!

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Taramaine's left leg suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin!

Taramaine screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled left leg!

>Kirvar slices an opal-inlaid hanger at Tezirah. Tezirah steps aside with the grace of a cat.

>Tezirah throws her head back and laughs maniacally!

>Tezirah exclaims, "Fools!"

>Taramaine raises him arms skyward, chanting.

>Taramaine gestures. Taramaine's spell misfires as it bounces off of Tezirah in a spectacular explosion of blue sparks! The rebound strikes Taramaine, stunning him!

Chuu begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Chuu raises his arms skyward, chanting. You recognize the spell as Telekinetic Throw.

>Chuu pauses in his spell preparations and turns his attentions to Tezirah!

>Chuu gestures at Tezirah. A misshaped iron trunk slowly slides across the ground toward Tezirah.

Chuu closes to melee range on Tezirah.

>You become visible again. You fire a slender tip arrow at Tezirah! The arrow suddenly stops in midair as if it struck something and falls to the ground.
[You're solidly balanced with no advantage.]
[Roundtime 1 sec.]

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Kirvar's right arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin! Kirvar's opal-inlaid hanger falls to the ground.

Mister Grell just arrived.

>Tezirah exclaims, "I have spent a thousand years in the Plane of Probability!"

>Psychi says, "I know"

>Tezirah asks, "I have fought shadowmasters daily, and you think you can stop me now!?"

>The entire area suddenly darkens as deep shadow spills out of a shimmering vortex.

>Tezirah throws her head back and laughs maniacally!

>Kurlay closes to melee range on Tezirah.

>Taramaine gestures.

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah weakly, knocking her a single step back towards the vortex!

>Taramaine stands up.

Tezirah says, "What they..."

>Pathian exclaims, "Demosel!"

>Psychi just hugged Demosel.

Demosel coughs.

>Kreich glances at Demosel.

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Chuu's left arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin!

>Tezirah exclaims, "Do not push me, fool!"

>Kreich glances about, his impassive armored mask disguising his emotion.

Demosel says, "Oh gods..."

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah strongly, forcing her flailing backward and down!

>Tezirah looks at Kurlay and begins to scream!

> * Tezirah was just struck down!

>The air shimmers for a moment as Khaman's spell ends and he becomes visible once more. A crossbow bolt jumps into the air and rips toward Tezirah! The bolt strikes Tezirah in the right arm!

  • Tezirah is slain before your eyes!

Several flares of light spin from a shimmering vortex, then shadows pour forth like water.

>Tezirah twitches feebly, the cold, claylike corpse apparently mimicking the undead before it decays.

>Tezirah's splintered skeleton rises up, reassembling as it rips free of her corpse. The scattered flesh follows, leaping into place. Finally, her skin and clothes crawl back upon the musculature, and it is then you find yourself gazing at a fully alive -- and quite angry -- Tezirah.

>You hear the sound of someone cackling!

>Pathian says, "Please help us Demosel."

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah badly, not affecting her at all towards the vortex!

>Demosel exclaims, "Push her back through the gate!"

>Tezirah says, "Now I grow angry..."

>Tezirah narrows her eyes.

>Mahwel begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Mahwel grows fierce looking and appears ready to brawl!

Demosel exclaims, "You cannot defeat her by killing her!"

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah strongly, forcing her flailing backward and down towards the vortex!

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Maxlade's left leg suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin! Maxlade screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled left leg!

Rhidian offers Taramaine a yelith root.

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex suddenly stops shrinking, stablizing somewhat.

>You hear the voice of Malzard exclaim, "How Demosel!!"

>Tezirah leaps to her feet!

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah well, making her take several steps back towards the vortex!

>Demosel exclaims, "Push her through the gate!"

>Tezirah exclaims, "Fools!"

A shimmering vortex roars as it throws a powerful wave of shadow in all directions!

>Tezirah says, "You will NOT stop me.."

Demosel says, "The vortex will close..."

>You hear some loud thumpings coming from somewhere nearby.

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

>Kreich stands up.

>You hear some loud thumpings coming from somewhere nearby.

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Taramaine's right arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin! Taramaine's Grandmaster's staff falls to the ground. Taramaine's slagged sphere falls to the ground.

>Kurlay stands up.

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah feebly, barely moving towards the vortex!

>Mahwel pushes Tezirah feebly, barely moving towards the vortex!

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Taramaine's left arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin!

>Taramaine stands up.

>Taramaine begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Demosel says, "I'll keep it open long enough for you to do the task..."

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah well, making her take several steps back towards the vortex!

>Not having any room, Taramaine stops advancing on Tezirah.

>Mahwel pushes Tezirah weakly, knocking her a single step back towards the vortex!

>Taramaine picks up a blue steel Grandmaster's staff.

>Demosel exclaims, "Push her back through! All of you!"

>You hear the voice of Khaman exclaim, "Shove her at the vortex!"

Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Aloah's right leg suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under her skin! Aloah screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled right leg!

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah feebly, barely moving towards the vortex!

>The shimmering vortex shudders and whines, then hisses angrily.

>Mahwel pushes Tezirah weakly, knocking her a single step back!

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

Taramaine begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah solidly, forcing her staggering backward!

>Mahwel pushes Tezirah solidly, forcing her staggering backward!

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

>Skrowl suddenly appears! Skrowl fires a barbed arrow at Tezirah from his forester's bow! The arrow suddenly stops in midair as if it struck something and falls to the ground.

Tezirah exclaims, "Fools, stop this insanity! Herald me as your queen!"

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah strongly, forcing her flailing backward and down!

>Demosel rises to a kneeling position.

>Mahwel rolls Tezirah solidly, sliding her across the ground towards the vortex!

>Demosel coughs.

Tezirah exclaims, "I am nearly a goddess!"

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

Taramaine begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Tezirah asks, "You dare!?"

Tezirah glares.

>Vendelor bows to Tezirah.

Mahwel pushes Tezirah weakly, knocking her a single step back!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Taramaine's right arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin!

Elomat gestures at Taramaine. A barbed bolt lifts off the ground and hurtles toward Taramaine! Taramaine dodges out of the way!

>Chuu exclaims, "Demosel!"

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

>Kurlay says, "All true goddess must be on the other side."

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah feebly, barely moving towards the vortex!

>Vendelor exclaims, "Praise to you, Tezirah!"

>Mahwel pushes Tezirah well, making her take several steps back towards the vortex!

Demosel exclaims, "Push her in!"

>Taramaine exclaims, "Push her through!"

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah solidly, forcing her staggering backward!

>Tezirah exclaims, "Praise to me, yes!"

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

>Tezirah suddenly shrieks and looks about with a startled expression on her face.

Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Khaman's right arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin!

Khaman's crossbow bolt falls to the ground.

>Tezirah suddenly shrieks and looks about with a startled expression on her face.

>Taramaine grows fierce looking and appears ready to brawl!

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah feebly, barely moving!

Pathian begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

>Tezirah gestures. Thousands of shadowy moths flutter into being, swirling around Tezirah before fading into nothingness. Tezirah suddenly looks healthier.

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah solidly, forcing her staggering backward!

>Mister Grell just arrived.

>Tezirah suddenly shrieks and looks about with a startled expression on her face.

You hear the voice of Malzard exclaim, "Push!!"

>Tezirah suddenly shrieks and looks about with a startled expression on her face.

>Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

>Mahwel pushes Tezirah poorly, knocking her a couple of steps back towards the vortex!

Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Kreich's left arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin!

>Tezirah suddenly shrieks and looks about with a startled expression on her face.

Kreich glances at Taramaine then steps further back.

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah poorly, knocking her a couple of steps back towards the vortex!

Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

>Mahwel pushes Tezirah strongly, forcing her flailing backward and down towards the vortex!

>Kurlay rolls Tezirah poorly, sliding her across the ground!

> * Tezirah was just struck down!

Kirvar gestures at Tezirah. A crossbow bolt jumps into the air and rips toward Tezirah! The bolt strikes Tezirah in the left leg!

  • Tezirah is slain before your eyes!

You hear the ghostly voice of Tezirah exclaim, "Fool!"

>Tezirah's splintered skeleton rises up, reassembling as it rips free of her corpse. The scattered flesh follows, leaping into place. Finally, her skin and clothes crawl back upon the musculature, and it is then you find yourself gazing at a fully alive -- and quite angry -- Tezirah.

>Chuu exclaims, "Good shot!"

Pathian closes to melee range on Tezirah.

>Mahwel pushes Tezirah weakly, knocking her a single step back!

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah weakly, knocking her a single step back!

>Pathian pushes Tezirah weakly, knocking her a single step back towards the vortex!

Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

>Tezirah exclaims, "I am not so easily stopped!"

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Pathian's right leg suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin! Pathian screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!

>Kreich's moonblade vanishes in a flicker of lunar sparks and shadow.

Chuu exclaims, "Push her back!"

Mahwel says, "PUSH her"

Demosel gestures at a shimmering vortex and takes on a look of concentration. The shimmering vortex ever so slowly begins to increase, then stablizes.

> * Mahwel was just struck down!

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Mahwel's head suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin!

  • Mahwel is slain before your eyes!

Mahwel's dao falls to the ground.

>Kurlay shoves Tezirah feebly, barely moving towards the vortex!

>Chastan begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Taramaine begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Demosel says, "Hurry...I can't keep it open much longer...."

>Several vaguely humanoid shadows come out of a shimmering vortex, then dissipate.

Grell begins to advance towards Tezirah.

>Tezirah raises her arms skyward, chanting dark words of power!

Tezirah gestures. With a glare, a blazing red light sparkles in her eyes! Maxlade's left arm suddenly ruptures in a spray of blood as bones erupt from under his skin!

>Demosel says, "And if it closes..."

>Pathian shoves Tezirah solidly, forcing her staggering backward!

Tezirah has enough time to scream in rage before she vanishes into a shimmering vortex! Pathian screams as he follows Tezirah into the shimmering vortex, vanishing!

A shimmering vortex flares with blasts of light and shadow, wailing!

> * Taramaine was just struck down!

  • Taramaine is slain before your eyes!

>A shimmering vortex wavers uncertainly, then begins to slowly shudder closed.

You hear the voice of Elomat say, "hell ya"

>A shimmering vortex wavers uncertainly, then begins to slowly shudder closed.

Javers just hugged Demosel.

>A shimmering vortex wavers uncertainly, then begins to slowly shudder closed. A shimmering vortex wavers uncertainly, then begins to slowly shudder closed.

>A shimmering vortex wavers uncertainly, then begins to slowly shudder closed.

>A shimmering vortex wavers uncertainly, then begins to slowly shudder closed.

A shimmering vortex wavers uncertainly, then begins to slowly shudder closed.

>Javers exclaims, "DEMOSEL!!"

>Javers just hugged Demosel.

>Murtine asks, "Pathian?"

You hear the voice of Ieshan say, "Pathian is in there."

With a shudder and a howling moan not unlike that of the dying, a shimmering vortex sends out a final wave of shadows and collapses in on itself.

You are knocked flat!


Second log

You shove Tezirah solidly, forcing her staggering backward!
[Roundtime: 10 seconds.]
Tezirah has enough time to scream in rage before she vanishes into a shimmering vortex! Unfortunately, you get sucked in as well...
[Plane of Probability, Eternal Plains]
A dull grey light illuminates the featureless terrain, forever presented by a drab, neverending sunset that is devoid of bright shades of color. Where the sky and ground meet, haze swirls, obscuring that boundary, its definition apparently only from that pale sun. Above, streaks of oddly-formed clouds run to the horizon, carried by potent and invisible winds, and all around a deadening silence muffles this place's every unidentifiable sound into a soft whisper.
Also here: Tezirah who is lying down
Obvious paths: none.

  • Taramaine was just struck down!

You notice Chastan looking through a weak point in the veils of mist.

You say, "Damn"

You stand back up.

You notice Murtine looking through a weak point in the veils of mist.

You notice Ieshan looking through a weak point in the veils of mist.

Tezirah mutters cryptically to herself.

Tezirah sits up.

You see Tezirah Eilsina, a Human.
She has jade eyes, very long fine blue-black hair that is unkempt, and pale skin.
She is in her prime for a Human.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing some tattered red robes lined along the interior with midnight black silk, some skull-shaped hair beads, a polished brass earring inset with onyx and jade chips, a pair of translucent crystalline earrings streaked with crimson veins and some black velvet slippers spotted by smoke-colored stains.

You say, "This is all your vault"

You growl at Tezirah.

Tezirah asks, "Mine?"

You belt out, "Help me!"

Tezirah says, "Little fool."

You say, "Aye"

Tezirah stands up.

You growl at Tezirah.

You say, "You and your prophecy"

You spit on the ground.

You belt out, "Demosel Help me!"

Tezirah chuckles.

You say, "Bah, I will make your life miserable"

Tezirah says, "May as well make yourself comfortable. Time passes differently here."

A vaguely humanoid apparition appears briefly in the haze, then fades.

Tezirah says, "Miserable."

Tezirah says, "Hah."

Tezirah says, "Spend a thousand years in banishment and then YOU tell me about misery."

Tezirah smirks.

You say, "Bah."

Tezirah says, "So speak."

Tezirah says, "This place removes no tongues."

A vaguely humanoid apparition appears briefly in the haze, then fades.

Tezirah says, "Pleased with yourself, I trust."

Tezirah snorts, loudly.

You ask, "Well, how did you scheme up this wonderful plan?"

You say, "No I'm not."

Tezirah says, "You have destroyed years of planning."

You say, "I should've stayed out of this whole mess."

You grumble.

You exclaim, "Good!"

You exclaim, "I'd rather be a martyr!"

Tezirah snickers to herself.

Tezirah says, "Would that I could rewrite time..."

You say, "You sure tried though."

You smirk.

Tezirah says, "I sent the Mirror Wraith out... and incarantion of myself."

You say, "Aye, may of us 'ad thought that was you."

Tezirah says, "I manipulated them all so beautifully, but YOU... you and your fellows had to step in."

You ask, "Hmph...what did you expect?"

You ask, "That we'd just sit by the way side?"

You ask, "Let you take over? Destroy all we've worked for ourselves?"

You say, "We're not stupid"

Tezirah says, "I expected to stay around long enough to grow strong enough to get away from the accursed vortex..."

Tezirah snorts derisively.

You say, "Bah."

Tezirah says, "A world under my control would be a better one. Of this, I can assure you."

You ask, "Why's that?"

Tezirah says, "No more enemies, for the all would be destroyed."

A vaguely humanoid apparition appears briefly in the haze, then fades.

Tezirah says, "This place has turned me into a near goddess... I deserve worshippers."

Tezirah sneers at you.

You say, "Don't expect worship from me"

Tezirah says, "Such magics this place contains."

Tezirah says, "You may become a god in your own right."

You say, "Hmph, I don't look for power"

Tezirah smirks.

Tezirah says, "We all look for power."

You say, "In our own right..."

You say, "Aye.."

Tezirah says, "Control. Power. Humanity. To be adored."

You say, "But not to the extent of a mad woman."

Tezirah snorts derisively.

Tezirah exclaims, "A thousand years!"

Tezirah says, "You'll learn. You have plenty of time."

Tezirah smirks.

You say, "Apparently."

You smirk.

Tezirah says, "Allow me this..."

A vaguely humanoid apparition appears briefly in the haze, then fades.

Tezirah gestures.

You say, "Hmm..if only I 'ad a moonbeam on the other side"

You ponder.

Tezirah gazes intently at you and begins mumbling a few dark words of power. Tendrils of shadow seem to rise from the ground and surround you in an obscuring haze.

You glance at Tezirah, a female Human.

You say, "Stop"

You say, "Don't you dare look at me"

Tezirah smirks.

You focus your thoughts on Tezirah in an attempt to see her future.
You focus your thoughts on Tezirah's magic skills.

You ask, "How's it feel, witch?"

Tezirah throws her head back and laughs maniacally!

You grumble.

You ask, "So, is this all there is to this place?"

You say, "A little disappointing."

You say, "That's for sure."

Tezirah says, "There are expanses that reach far and wide."

Tezirah says, "This is but a small portion of an extensive world..."

You say, "Hopefully I won't be spending much more time with you"

You hear Ileia's thoughts in your head saying, "we are trying to get thee out.. maybe a beacon... try Taramaine"

You gesture. You sense your moonbeam from Katamba shining on the body of Taramaine.

You're pretty sure that will use up less than half your current harness.

You raise your arms skyward, chanting the words of the Teleport spell.

You laugh in maniacal glee!

Tezirah smirks.

Tezirah says, "Certainly."

A vaguely humanoid apparition appears briefly in the haze, then fades.

You say, "Have fun spending eternity alone, Tezirah."

You feel fully prepared to cast your spell.

You say, "I've enjoyed our time together"

You smirk.

You hear Ileia's thoughts in your head saying, "we are trying to get thee out.. maybe a beacon... try Taramaine"

You blow Tezirah a kiss.

You gesture. You experience a great wrenching in your gut and everything goes utterly black. But the sensation is brief. You blink and find yourself curled up on the ground at...
[Taisgath, Pebbled Trail]
The trail is divided here, leading east toward the island's interior and continuing along the barren coastline. Grey seabirds wheel against the heavens with faint screeching cries carried on a salt-tainted breeze. You also see a red moonbeam, a pool of black shadows, a red moonbeam, a pool of black shadows, a pool of black shadows, a pale red moonbeam, a pool of grey shadows, a pool of grey shadows and a misshaped iron trunk.
Also here: Mahwel, the body of Maxlade who is lying down, Elomat, Holy Warrior Blasword, a stunned Mystic Merlinx who is lying down, Chastan, Student Ieshan, Student Brigamat, Chuu, the body of Grandmaster Taramaine who is lying down Obvious paths: north, east, southeast.
You are stunned!

"Moon mage" is not in the list of possible values (None, Bard, Barbarian, Cleric, Empath, Moon Mage, Necromancer, Paladin, Ranger, Thief, Trader, Warrior Mage, creature, Commoner) for this property.