The entire group, minus Keldar, Vincas, and Rathaniel head for the smoke
after Arilyn, Aerial, and Kay. Keldar remains behind aiding Vincas, and
Rath hangs out for a minute trying to regain his bearings.
From out of the edge of the smoke, Aerial reappears. And behind her
stands a crazed looking human female. She is completely naked from head
to feet, well, foot that is, since her left leg is missing from the knee
down, and in it's place is a wooden peg.
Around the ankle of her good leg is an iron manacle, and the entire leg
is wrapped in a black tablecloth and tied tightly hiding her leg from
thigh to ankle. In her hand she holds what appears to be a table leg,
and in her other hand she carries a heavy black candle.
"LOok who I fond" Aerial Spits out. "I would introduce her but I don't know her
name or I didn't grab it"
"Kay was with me but she went after the other soundsss"
Letting go of the woman she apologizes,
"I am sorry I haven't have anything for you to wear"
Looking at the woman and trying to stand in front of her.
" Would someone loan a coat?"
As the woman looks at Aerial she sees something different about her, her
petite figure and her, her ears. Looking closer she see that she is an Elf
A legendary Elf.
" We need to help Kay I wish I would no have caused this smoke" her voice
starting to crack as if she wasn't used to speaking the language. and her
eyes looking down in shame." I should have listened to the rumors of spells
not working correctly I didn't belive it!"
Keldar forces his eyes downwards, attempting to allow the naked
woman her modisty. He diverts he eyes away, and attmepts to answer, but
just sputters and stammers.
Sheial blinked rapidly as they exited the smoke, trying to adjust her
vision to actual light. As she saw Aerial move in front of her, the lanky
woman was about to warn the priestess to stay in safety behind her when she
saw the amount of people in the room. Sheial was speechless for the moment
and more than a little relieved when Aerial indicated that she knew the
Her skin looked to be a dark tan on her face, neck and arms, the rest of
her was at least 4 shades paler. Her dirty blonde hair was sun streaked,
her eyebrows and eyelashes were of the same color and ... well ... she was
definitely a natural blonde. She had very defined muscles and she was not
bulky, but supple looking. Her hair stuck out at all angles, she had 3 golden
loops hanging from her left ear and the wooden peg was attached to her left
leg through a series of straps and padding.
As the petite woman moved in front of her to block her from the mens'
view, Sheial looked down at her travelling companion, seeing her for the
first time. Sheial stared at the priestess, her confused eyes travelling
over Aerial's pointed ears and her delicately beautiful, if alien looking,
features. Sheial spoke in a low, curiousity laden voice, "What manner of
creature be ye?"
The tanned fighter looked a little exasperated at that. She'd only told
Aerial twice what name to call her by ... but, perhaps she knew that it
wasn't her birth name. Sheial had no idea who or what she was dealing with
here, nor the powers at their disposal.
"Me birth named be Sheial Scharr..."
Sheial shrugged at that, feeling more at ease with Aerial as she showed
the modesty evident in most women. She stood unabashed in her own
nakedness, having been working in close quarters with men for far too long
to have any illusions of modesty. More confident of the female who stood in
front of her, Sheial's hazelnut colored eyes flickered to the men coming
towards her and those just watching while Aerial said her piece.
Her eyes widened as Sheial saw more of Aerial's strange race as well as
one who looked to be the size of a child, but was obviously not. His
bashful nature was shown in his stutters and total inability to look at her
directly. A smile played at the edges of her lips, to be wiped away
completely at what she had unconsciously or perhaps deliberately overlooked.
A look of horror filled her eyes as she looked towards the pool, her face
paling and she stepped backwards once more towards the smoke.
" Why Sheial I am an Elf sorry if I starterd you?" Aerial replied. " And
If I may say to all the men here she needs something to cover she, um, hesef,
sorry heeerself with." Stuttering over her words and becoming more
hoarse. Although the sound of the foreigh word sang to you melodisly.
Then realizing that sheial was frightened turns to catch her from going back
into the smoke.
"No wait This is where I appeared we are trying to find our way back"
Trying to keep Sherial from going back into the smoke." And we really don't
know what is in that smoke."
"Err... um... I'd offer me robe, but i'd sure not cover... the....
um..... you know. I'm thinkin' Vincas 'ere has sum clothin' in his bag,
but I'm not sure where."
The little being turns his head towards the two women, but keeps his
eyes to the ground to avoid seeing the naked woman. You notice that his
skin colour is darker than the humans in the region, and his nose is
much larger than any you have ever seen. He wears a dark grey cloak over
himself, and wears a short sword on his hip and over his back. The glint
of daggers from his belt reflect in the light. "Aerial, what's goin'
on on the other side'o the smoke? Battle still on? COuld you keep an eye
on Vinc 'ere so that I can (The little gnome smiles evilly) give that
spell caster a message from Vinc."
After looking at Vincas, Barbaxle realized what is wrong with him. "It looks
like he is paralyzed. Keldar you should stay with Vincas, just in case
someone or something comes out of that pool. Don't go casting any spells,
did you hear that this smoke was caused by a spell. We don't need anymore
backfires than we already have. Aerial, you come with me everyone else
follow Gareth. We don't have to introduce ourselves yet. It sounds like some
priests have a couple members of our group. Aerial and I will go back to the
entrance and make sure that they aren't headed that way. No time to talk,
Keldars face looks quite grave at the suggestion of being left out of
"Maybe some other skills o' mine'll halp 'ere. I'v a magic blade not
tested, and...certain abilities... that may neutralize the one who
The gnome stands, determined not to miss out on avengeing Vincas.
"If you want," Rathaniel (another one of those weird elf-creatures) says
while taking off his robe and generally looking totally unaffected being
confronted with a nude human female with a fake leg, "wear this, but it's
Almost as punctuation to his statement, the robe made a very soggy thud
has it hit the ground. His water-logged tunic clung to his body and he still
appeared to be shivering slightly.
"If we're done here, lets find the rest of you people and get out of here
so I can get back to my room where a nice hot bath is still waiting for me."
Wulfgar drops his pack from his shoulder and throws it to land next to the
newcomer. "There is a cloak in the pack plus some spare clothing if you
would be so kind as to dress before some of my friends here get to
embarrassed! Now quickly tell me what is happening here? Who is attacking
who? What lies in that pool?" he gestures to the pool before quickly
untying the rope around his waist and drawing his sword.
Sheial's time before meeting the party