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11157"I had some other questions about Sigil."
11158"I had some other questions..."
11159"Thanks. Farewell."
11160"Aye, those funny floating bloods that speak in symbols?" Ebb laughs. "Quite a piece of work, eh? The dabus are kind of the Lady's janitors and workmen, doing exactly what she wants, make sure Sigil's running up to snuff, patching walls, tearing down old buildings, building new ones, setting up portals, sealing off others, and on and on. They're a pretty neutral-faring bunch, and you don't want to interfere with one or kill one, or you'll bring the Lady's wrath down on you right quick."
11161"Tell me of the Lady."
11162"I had some other questions about Sigil."
11163"I had some other questions..."
11164"Thanks. Farewell."
11165"The way we measure time in Sigil's by the brightness of the sky. See, we haven't got a sun and moon like most worlds - we just got this everlasting haze that brightens and darkens at regular cycles. What most folks call midnight, we call anti-peak. What they call noon, we call peak. See, it's based on the peak and anti-peak of the brightness. So when someone says something about 'five hours past peak,' that's what they mean."
11166"I had some other questions about Sigil."
11167"I had some other questions..."
11168"Thanks. Farewell."
11169"Whew. Let me wet my tongue." He takes a pull from his tankard. "The city floats above an infinitely tall spire - the Spire. It lies on its side like a discarded wagon wheel, but there's no spokes that connect it to the Spire. It's divided into six wards, each of them with its own function. Right now, you're in the Hive. I think the purpose of the Hive is to be squalor to the rest of the city's grandeur!" He laughs. "Factions - philosophical clubs, or gangs if you prefer - divide up the running of the city between 'em."
11170"Were you in a faction?"
11171"Go on."
11172"I had some other questions about Sigil."
11173"I had some other questions..."
11174"Thanks. Farewell."
11175"The city's called the crossroads of the planes and the City of Doors and the Cage. It's got portals to all o' creation, they say, and all manner of beasties come through here to trade, call kip, or hop from one place to another. Now, that's just the quick version, lad; you'll have to experience the place for yourself."
11176"You mentioned something about portals?"
11177"I had some other questions about Sigil."
11178"I had some other questions..."
11179"Thanks. Farewell."
11180"Sigil's called the City of Doors for a reason, lad... there's portals everywhere. Portals are... well, like doors that lead across the multiverse, 'cept they don't look like doors... Instead they can be any bounded space... window, door, pothole, picture frame, barrel hoop, the spaces inside scaffolding, a wardrobe... each could be a portal, waiting for just the right key to open it and take you someplace in the multiverse. Now, keys..."
11181"Go on."
11182"Aye, each portal has a key you need to open it. Now, while portals can be any bounded space, keys have more variety... They can be anything from a little tune you hum when next to the portal, to dancing a jig, to being in the right mood, to having a piece of the place you want to go in your hand... and on an' on. In my youth, I once convinced a girl that kissing a man beside it... could open a portal to Arcadia. Turned out I was right, and many trips to Arcadia did we have. Many portals probably have never been found. There's some you can uncover just by asking people and getting the right key. Finding out the dark of a portal is the toughest part. But I warn you, lad. Portal-hoppin' shouldn't be a pasttime for a fella in your way... nor should you be wandering Sigil after dark, neither. You'd do best to stick to the main ways, in open peak and watch yourself."
11183"I had some other questions about Sigil."
11184"I had some other questions..."
11185"Thanks. Farewell."
11186Ebb raises his hand as if to stop you and laughs slightly. "Oh, now, hold on, lad - I'm no has-been faction member... they say, and they're right, that once ye're one of the Harmonium, ye're a Harmonium for life. We're the bloods that try and make sure Sigil stays outta trouble. No rocking the spire, no folks getting too over-enthusiastic about hurting each other, keeping the city down to a low roar. We try and keep the peace, lad, and mosttimes, we do a decent job."
11187"I had some other questions about Sigil."
11188"I had some other questions..."
11189"Thanks. Farewell."
11190"It's another way of saying gods, lad. And there's a great horde of them across the planes." Ebb takes a puff from his pipe. "They can't come to Sigil, though... the Lady has a way of keeping them out that she hasn't spilled the chant to yet. Be that as it may, it's kept Sigil from being seized by outside interests."
11191"What was that you said about being mazed?"
11192"I had some other questions about Sigil."
11193"I had some other questions..."
11194"Thanks. Farewell."
11195"Well..." Ebb puffs on his pipe and studies you. "This is perhaps the best kip you could have wandered into from the start... judging by your tattoos, you might be partial to having designs on yer body, in which case, there's a tattoo salon a little spireward from here. You want to stay away from the Alley of Dangerous Angles if ya can... Ignus torched that place not long ago, and ever since, a bunch of bad bloods have set up their kip in that stretch of desert."
11196"I had some other questions..."
11197"Thanks. Farewell, Ebb."
11198"Back for more, eh?" Ebb leans back in his chair. "Good t'see ye again, lad."
11199"Greetings, Ebb. I had some questions..."
11200"Farewell."
11201You see a broad-shouldered, hulking, dog-headed thing with four arms. One set of its heavily-muscled arms terminate in horrific, jagged pincers that look as though they could tear the very spirit from an unwilling victim. It speaks in an unexpectedly gentle voice. "Ah, traveler! I see you bring companions of worth and," it pauses to sniff the air, "a *delectable* scent. Annah, I knew your father - he toils deep in the Abyss even now."
11202"It was my pleasure. Farewell."
11203You see a broad-shouldered, hulking, dog-headed thing with four arms. One set of its heavily-muscled arms terminate in horrific, jagged pincers that look as though they could tear the very spirit from an unwilling victim. It speaks in an unexpectedly gentle voice. "Ah, traveler! I see you bring companions of worth and," it pauses to sniff the air, "a *delectable* scent. Mistress Grace, your mother Red Shroud will surely be glad for news of your well-being."
11204You see a broad-shouldered, hulking, dog-headed thing with four arms. One set of its heavily-muscled arms terminate in horrific, jagged pincers that look as though they could tear the very spirit from an unwilling victim. It speaks in an unexpectedly gentle voice. "To rend the names of those abishai into their component syllables was most, most satisfying. I thank you for the opportunity to do so."
11205The glabrezu turns to you eagerly, as if it were an old friend. "Ah, traveler! You have returned! May I aid you in any way?" It bows to Fall-from-Grace and Annah mockingly and incidentally.
11206"I would like to ask some more questions of you..."
11207"Not at the moment. Farewell."
11208"But of course! I am only too happy to aid someone who could be a most valuable friend and ally!"
11209"Tell me of yourself."
11210"Why were you in disguise before?"
11211"Tell of this tavern and its patrons."
11212"Barkis wants me to get a resolution for this bar tab from Mochai."
11213"I need nothing more. Farewell."
11214The glabrezu turns to you eagerly, as if it were an old friend. "Ah, traveler! You have returned! May I aid you in any way?" It bows to Annah mockingly and incidentally.
11215"I would like to ask some more questions of you..."
11216"Not at the moment. Farewell."
11217The glabrezu turns to you eagerly, as if it were an old friend. "Ah, traveler! You have returned! May I aid you in any way?" It bows to Fall-from-Grace mockingly and incidentally.
11218"I would like to ask some more questions of you..."
11219"Not at the moment. Farewell."
11220The glabrezu turns to you eagerly, as if it were an old friend. "Ah, traveler! You have returned! May I aid you in any way?"
11221"I would like to ask some more questions of you..."
11222"Not at the moment. Farewell."
11223"I? I am but a simple glabrezu, a tanar'ri - a 'demon' to the ignorant - here to walk among mortals and learn more of their ways. Some, those who I think deserving of such honor, I will offer more power for a mere pittance. For you, I would make such an offer, but the scent of order is upon your flesh, and your spirit is bound up in it. Its strength is beyond my breaking at the moment, but if you would care to assay its power at some later date," it smiles toothily, exposing a mouth of sharp, rending teeth, "perhaps we can come to some agreement."
11224"Perhaps we can. Tell me more of the tanar'ri."
11225"Perhaps we can. Tell me more of the tanar'ri."
11226"Perhaps. I had some other questions..."
11227"Perhaps. But not now. Farewell."
11228"I wore that disguise because it both allowed me to spy upon the abishai - who now lie dead - and because the more faint-hearted generally cower to see one of my power. Now, though, the time has come to stand forth in my true form."
11229"Why now?"
11230"I see. I had some other questions."
11231"Farewell, then."
11232"With the removal of those loathsome baatezu, this place has become even more agreeable. The scent of roasting flesh, the small power struggles, and the minor dramas combine to make this a most pleasant environment. I'd hear more screams, but then, this isn't the Abyss. The patrons here - in the main - are small thinkers and small dreamers. O is a mystery to me - I cannot understand its power, but I will. As for the others - they hold no real fascination for me. I have seen their like across countless millennia."
11233"Very well. Answer some other questions, then..."
11234"Farewell, then."
11235"A simple resolution is certainly in order. You could slaughter her, but that might draw unwanted attentions to you. I suggest poisoning."
11236"What if I just wanted to pay her tab and help her through this time?"
11237"I don't actually have any poison."
11238"Thanks for the suggestion. Answer some other questions..."
11239"Thanks for the suggestion. Farewell."
11240Ilquix nods toward Grace. "Your companion should be able to tell you much." It leers slightly, and continues, "We are proudly chaotic - we believe in the power of the individual. Of course I speak only for myself in this case." It smiles again at its irony. "Some call us evil, and perhaps we are. Yet I believe that the individual is responsible only to itself. Caring too much for others' needs is weakness. Finally, remember this: Each tanar'ri - or demon, as you mortals may call us from time to time - represents a way of thinking, a particular expression of the mind's will to power. Now count the limitless numbers of the Abyss. Truly, we demonstrate the strength of our cause in the minds of mortals."
11241"So you're not actually physical beings?"
11242"I see. I had some other questions..."
11243"I see. Farewell."
11244"We are proudly chaotic - we believe in the power of the individual. Of course I speak only for myself in this case." It smiles again at its irony. "Some call us evil, and perhaps we are. Yet I believe that the individual is responsible only to itself. Caring too much for others' needs is weakness. Finally, remember this: Each tanar'ri - or demon, as you mortals may call us from time to time - represents a way of thinking, a particular expression of the mind's will to power. Now count the limitless numbers of the Abyss. Truly, we demonstrate the strength of our cause in the minds of mortals."
11245"So you're not actually physical beings?"
11246"I see. I had some other questions..."
11247"I see. Farewell."
11248"Of course we are physical - as long as we remain here, in the Outer Planes. Yet this is the place where all thoughts are made corporeal. What we truly are is a representation. Our strength grows as the belief in our cause grows on the Prime Material. This is the reason we recruit among mortals who do not even suspect our presence in their hearts and minds."
11249"That's disgusting. They should be allowed their own free will and their own choices."
11250"If they're too weak to resist you, or if they invite you, then they deserve whatever they get."
11251"I see. I had some other questions..."
11252"I see. Farewell."
11253"They do have free will, scarred flesh. We could have no foothold if they would just resist us. It is their weakness that dooms them. If they would only strengthen themselves, we could achieve nothing. As it is, they do not, and so we grow stronger. It is the way of existence." It smiles. "And if it were not, we would make it our way."
11254"I had some other questions..."
11255"Thank you for the education. Farewell."
11256"Because now is the time I have chosen. I have my reasons, little immortal, and I shall not reveal them simply because of your curiosity. Unless, of course, you can *make* me..."
11257"I'd rather ask some other questions..."
11258"If you insist. Prepare to die."
11259"If you really wanted to do that, then why did you ask a fiend for advice? Come now. Surely poison is the best answer to this problem."
11260"No, I think I'll try some other method. Answer some other questions for me..."
11261"Part of the problem is that I don't actually have any poison."
11262"I'll think about it. Answer some other questions for me..."
11263"Perhaps. Farewell."
11264"You have no poison? Then allow me to provide you with some!" It concentrates for a moment, and a jar of fluid appears in its claw. "You may recognize this as the embalming fluid the Dustmen use," it purrs. "It should be a relatively painless death, should you have any qualms about that." The fiend thrusts the poison into your hands.
11265"My thanks. I had some other questions..."
11266"My thanks. Farewell."
11267Annah retorts angrily: "Aye, and the Abyss be the best place for him, but he toils by free will. He's got choice, demonling, which is more'n I can say fer a spirit construct like yerself!"
11268He chuckles lightly and rolls his eyes in a 'you wouldn't believe what happened to me' look that you find strangely familiar. "'Bout time, friend! I thought I might be here all day waiting for you."
11269"Why, yes." He gives you a peery eye. "At least, I think. I... uh... well... can't recall everything about you, but..." He frowns in thought, then shrugs. "...anyway, it's good to see you. I'm Adahn. We're friends, I take it. Excellent! I could use more friends like you, it seems..." He looks around in confusion. "Since I don't appear to know anyone in these parts, much less how I got here."
11270Every muscle in her face tightens, and she explodes: "D'yeh honestly mean t' tell me that yeh're going ta let this... this... this pitspawn tell yeh how t' live? Aye, I'll still meself, and I'll watch as it eats yer soul, yeh stupid berk!"
11271"Go ahead, then. Ilquix, I had some other questions..."
11272"Go ahead, then. Ilquix, I had some other questions..."
11273Fall-from-Grace speaks with equanimity. "Ilquix, I agree that my mother would love to hear that my health continues to be good, that my actions continue on the course I have chosen, and that my traveling companions are those I have chosen of my own accord. When you return to the Abyss, perhaps you would even be so kind as to carry that message for me? I'm certain she would reward anyone who brought such excellent news of me to her." She smiles gently.
11274"This is all very fascinating, but I had some other questions..."
11275"That's enough. Farewell, Ilquix."
11276The man snorts, thick with phlegm. "Names, names... who you are, who you are..." His head does a slight twitch every time he repeats himself. "Names... dangerous, dangerous." He glances at the ground and stirs the dirt with his foot.
11277"Knowing a name or bein' stuck with one, both's a mess of trouble." He looks back up at you. "My name's a given name, not one asked for. Reekwind." Once again you become conscious of his reeking breath and the smell of urine and feces that surrounds him. "A given name, a given name."
11278"Not my true name, true name." Reekwind mumbles on, his head twitching every time he says *name.* "A true name's a dangerous thing, gives others power." He stares at you with his huge eyes and wags his finger. "Keep your name secret, keep it close, never let it out."
11279"Names are like smells... things can track you with them." Reekwind coughs, his eyes almost popping out of his skull as he does so. His cough seems to loosen his bowels, for he breaks wind loudly, as if to accentuate his point. "If someone knows a true name, it gives them power." He licks his lips. "The power to *hurt.*"
11280Reekwind's eyes widen; seeing his eyeballs bulge even larger makes you uneasy. "Then you are blessed, blessed. Remain nameless, and you shall be as a spirit on the planes, untraceable, untrackable, unseen, undiscovered." He smacks his gums wetly. "A name chosen, a name given... it allows others to find you and hurt you."
11281Reekwind gives a twitching nod, then scratches himself. "Let my name slip once, once, only once, only once." His eyes film over as if the memory is painful, then glances at you uneasily. "Tell you the story I can, I will, but three coppers must I see." His face splits into a smile as he says the word *coppers,* and his reeking breath hits you like a hammer.
11282Reekwind gets into a stance, looks left, looks right, then faces you. His face clenches, then with a grunt, he breaks wind again. The smell nearly levels you, but he takes no notice. "Cursed, I! Walked the wards in splendor..." He stands up stiffly, nose high in the air. He saunters back and forth, nodding to invisible passersby.
11283Reekwind freezes, his arms akimbo. "Crossed paths with a crossed one. Had the looking of a pumpkin, his seeds, curses!" Reekwind then thrusts his belly out so as to appear fat, slicks back his hair with his filthy palm so he looks almost bald, and begins drumming his fingers on his 'fat' belly. He then walks about, circling the spot where his 'stuffy, upper class persona' used to be. "All-a-jumble with curses, this one was." With a sneer and a careless gesture, Reekwind tosses an invisible curse at the 'stuffy persona.'
11284"Knew my name, let it slip I had, I had, all it took, took it all!" He stiffens up again, inhaling deeply and resuming his 'upper class' persona. The persona suddenly crumples, and Reekwind breaks wind violently, then exhales, filling the air with his foul, reeking breath. "Cursed with stenches, smells, excrement! Came here to tell tales, all good for, all good for now. Now Reekwind is the name, given name, given name..."
11285At the sound of the name, Reekwind's cheeks swell, his eyes bulge, and he suddenly vomits onto the ground at his feet. His entire body shudders, his frame wracked with coughing and retching... at the end of several long minutes, he nods weakly, and makes a semi-circle over his heart.
11286Reekwind looks hopeful for a moment, then he looks sad. "Promises, promises..." He gives a stuttering sigh, each sigh punctuated by a foul-smelling hiccup. "Try if you wish, if you wish..."
11287Reekwind gives a stuttering sigh, each sigh punctuated by a foul-smelling hiccup. "No matter, then, no matter..."
11288Reekwind spots you as you approach, bobbing his head eagerly, and staring at you with his huge eyes. As you near him, you are again struck by the smell of urine and feces that surrounds him.
11289"Questions, questions..." Reekwind hunches over, regarding you warily with his huge eyes. "Answers, answers...?"
11290"Tell you a story I can, I will, but three coppers must I see." His face splits into a smile, and his reeking breath hits you like a hammer.
11291He takes the copper, gums it, then to your surprise, he swallows it. "Best purse, best purse there is, belly, belly." He gives a reeking wheeze. "A story, a story..." He smacks his lips, scratching his dirty rags.
11292"The Hive, the Hive... a tale I can tell, a tale I can tell, I will, but three coppers must I see." He smacks his gums together and snorts like a pig.
11293"Spireward, spireward..." He points to his left, at the charred alley in the distance. "An Alley of *Dangerous Angles.*" He bends his limbs in a twisted parody of one of the skeletal buildings. "Not always angled, not always burned and charred, once alive, no longer."
11294"Flames, fire!" He flings his hands up in the air, then waves them to simulate flames. "The alley burned, great smoke, ash everywhere... in the end, only *skeletons* of buildings left, bones of dead buildings, bones of dead buildings. Angles... everywhere, angles."
11295He hunches forward, his voice a whisper. Again, the stench from his body hits you like a wave. "Dangerous, now, bad men have set up their kip there, kip there." He bows, then breaks wind in quick spurts, like a bugle blowing. "That is the tale of how a street becomes an Alley of Dangerous Angles."
11296He makes a semi-circle over his heart. "A man made it so. A beast made it so. A man whom even *fiends* admire."
11297"A sorcerer's tale, filled with madness, sadness, burning, yearning... a tale I can tell, a tale I can tell, I will, but three coppers must I see." He hisses, then cackles in a way that reminds you of a fire burning. "A dangerous tale, a dangerous tale."
11298"A sorcerer there was, no simple hedge wizard this, but a mage of *power.*" Reekwind brings his hands together reverently, then smiles evilly. "He burned with the Art, and the Art burned him."
11299"The name given him was Ignus, a name respected, then feared, then hated, then punished." Reekwind gives a rattling wheeze, then claws the air and hisses, apparently imitating 'Ignus.'
11300"Taught by one of the last great magi Ignus was, and as an apprentice, Ignus learned much, much... and nothing at the same time." Reekwind shakes his head sadly. "In his heart, his coal-black heart, a fire blazed. It burned, it burned, and it *hungered.*" Reekwind claws at his chest, as if in pain. "As it hungered, Ignus hungered. It was his wish to see the planes *burn.*"
11301"In the night..." Reekwind hunches down and begins to slowly stalk in the direction of the alley, a mad grin on his face. "Ignus came to the Alley that was to be the Alley of Angles, and the fire in his eyes, the fire in his heart, both he let out." Reekwind points at the Alley, then flings his arms in the air, silently screaming and laughing at the same time.
11302"Flesh ran like wax, people like candles, and Ignus laughed, laughed..." Reekwind crumples to the ground, his body wracked with imagined pain. "An evil, an evil was done, and forgotten not, forgotten not." He stands up, then hunches over, looks left, looks right, then starts mumbling, as if secretly in a conference with someone. "Something was to be done, be done..."
11303He stands up, stiffly, his face resolute. "A punishment was decided, all the hedge wizards, midwives, rune-tellers, copper-pinching witches, all manner of magelings... they came, all, even those with the smallest trace of the Art, to punish Ignus. Separately, they were flies..." He makes a buzzing noise between his rotten gums. "Together, dangerous, dangerous."
11304He hums, then raises his hands... "Caught Ignus, granted his wish..." He swirls his hands, as if casting a spell. "He wished to burn, they granted it, using his own desire to fuel the casting. They made his body a door to the Plane of Fire - they intended to kill him, kill him..."
11305"Failed, failed..." Reekwind breaks wind again, as if to accentuate the failure of the wizards. "Ignus lived, Ignus lived, only slept, blanket of flames, flames, turned in his sleep as he burned, never happier, never happier..." He shuts his eyes, wraps his arms around himself and turns slowly. "Burning... ever-burning..." His eyes suddenly snap open. "One day he will wake, and then, then the planes shall *burn!*"
11306Reekwind breaks wind, then scratches his arms. He thinks for a moment, then shakes his head. "No journal, no journal have I seen."
11307Reekwind suddenly hunches over and leers at you. He walks around you for a moment, dragging his leg as if lame. "A king! A noble tale, a noble tale! A tale I can tell, but three coppers must I see..."
11308Reekwind remains hunched over, staring at you. "Once a man of respect, Pharod was, a man, a man of goals, and *position.* All became nothing, nothing, turned to air." Reekwind squints, then breaks wind, filling the air with a gut-churning smell. "Turned to air... and stink."
11309"A liar, a cheater, a man who twisted law, Pharod was." He hunches over, as if writing at a desk. He 'writes' for a moment, then suddenly stops, afraid. "Then one day, he found that he had twisted himself!"
11310"Such a liar he had become, that when he died, he was to go to a horrible place..." Reekwind shakes his head sadly, then hunches over again and looks wildly in all directions. "Pharod would not accept it, would not, would not! He had cheated others, he would cheat his fate, too!"
11311"He read, dug in books, and consulted seers..." Reekwind stalks back and forth, his hand over his eyes as if staring off into the distance. "...and they told him that only in trash could he find that which would let him cheat his fate." Reekwind breaks wind again, then gives a reeking cough. "Perhaps they lied..."
11312Reekwind stands up stiffly, then begins to fling off imaginary clothes. With every piece of 'clothing' he throws away, he becomes more hunched. "Pharod threw away his position, his goals, and took up a new title..." Reekwind stops, then leers at you. He claws at his rags, shaking them. "And became a King of Rags! He would rule the trash, have his subjects search it all, and find that which he needed." He shakes his head. "He looks even now, even now..."
11313Reekwind shakes his head. "He lives amongst rags and trash. There, you will find him, find him..."
11314Reekwind stops twitching and scratching for a moment, and stares at you. "That tale... that tale costs nothing, for it is worth nothing, and it is worth noting that it would be a sad tale indeed."
11315"Where would such a tale begin...?" Reekwind grunts, then gives a reeking wheeze that makes your eyes tear up. He seems to be thinking.
11316Reekwind nods, then studies you and starts scratching himself violently, as if to give himself scars. "Dead, but not dead... no memories, no memories, no name..."
11317Reekwind seems hypnotized by your words. "Yes, yes, much danger in naming... perhaps..." He pauses. "Perhaps the man to whom the nameless one speaks is a warning to the danger of names." He seems to chew this over. "Perhaps he who has forgotten his name is better off...?"
11318Reekwind gives a hacking cough, then spits, the spittle green and wet, then he turns back to you. "It is your question, your tale..." He speaks slowly. "It is *you* who must answer it."
11319Reekwind shakes his head. "My answer, my answer..." He coughs again, belching forth another wave of fumes. He smacks his lips, as if trying to drive the taste from his mouth. "My answer is this: They are both fools, but only one knows himself a fool."
11320Reekwind mulls this over, licking his lips. He begins to nod slowly, then mumbles under his breath, as if debating with himself. Eventually, he turns back to you. "That is a tale, a tale with a moral that tells the teller's morals..." He coughs and spits another phlegmy glob onto the cobblestones. "A tale that will answer itself, in time, in time...?"
11321Reekwind scratches himself for a moment, nodding, then reaches into the folds of his robe and flicks you a coin. "For such a tale: a clipped copper." He sneers. "No more, for the tale's not finished."
11322You see Reekwind... his eyes have reverted to their normal size, and he is no longer assailed by the twitching spasms that you noted before. He is smiling, and he looks considerably cleaner than before.
11323He looks at you, amazed. "It... stopped. It all stopped, just like that." He snaps his fingers, then looks down at himself. "Powers above, I..." He laughs. "I feel *clean* again."
11324"I thank you, sir. I..." He looks flustered. "I have nothing to pay you with, but you are in my good graces..." He shrugs. "For whatever that is worth." He frowns, then stands straight. "I will tell the story of your kindness to all who will listen."
11325"Of course, of course!" Reekwind looks around... "Though I've had enough of telling tales for a while... do you have something I could write them in?"
11326Reekwind takes the journal. "Ah..." He scribbles for a while, then hands it back to you. "There you are."
11327"Eh... if you would never use that name again, I... among others, would be thankful."
11328"My name is-" He suddenly catches himself and smiles. "No, perhaps I shall keep that to myself this time." He nods respectfully to you. "Thank you again, good sir."
11329Leave the ragged man in peace.
11330"Not today. Farewell."
11331"Dangerous?"
11332"Never mind. Farewell."
11333"An... appropriate name."
11334"Heh. The name fits you well."
11335"Is that your real name?"
11336"I... see. Farewell."
11337"What do you mean?"
11338"I... see. Farewell."
11339"I don't know my true name."
11340"I... see. Farewell."
11341"Have you been hurt?"
11342"I... see. Farewell."
11343"Very well. Here's three copper."
11344Lie: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11345Truth: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11346"Not today. Farewell."
11347Listen.
11348"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11349"I think I've heard enough. Farewell."
11350You see a short, rotund man with a perplexed expression on his face. From the lines on his loose skin, it looks like it's not too uncommon. He carries a flagon of ale that looks like it's in the process of being emptied - rapidly. In between swallows, he speaks in a gentle voice, so quiet that you can barely hear his words. "Hello, traveler. My name is Ilquix. Can I be of some assistance to you?"
11351"Greetings. I would like to ask you some questions."
11352"No. Farewell."
11353The loose-skinned man turns and smiles at you. "Hello again, traveler. What can Ilquix do for you today?"
11354"Greetings, Ilquix. I had some questions for you."
11355"Nothing. Farewell."
11356"What did you want to know, my friend?"
11357"Who exactly are you?"
11358"Who exactly are you?"
11359"What can you tell me about this place?"
11360"What can you tell me of the patrons of this place?"
11361"Who is that burning man?"
11362"I'm trying to find a way to make this Mochai pay for her drinks. Any suggestions?"
11363"Nothing. Farewell."
11364Listen.
11365"I? I am but a humble man with a slight flowery, poetical bent and a tendency toward the supernatural. I regret that I have none of my supplies here, or I should be most, MOST eager to teach you of the ways of power." He pauses and looks admiringly at Grace. "And may I compliment you, sir, on your choice of traveling companions? You are obviously a man who understands his needs; just as obviously, you are a man with drive. One must be appreciative of all ambitious men."
11366"Hold a moment... I've *met* the person who cursed you. His name is Murdersense, isn't it?"
11367"I? I am but a humble man with a slight flowery, poetical bent and a tendency toward the supernatural. I regret that I have none of my supplies here, or I should be most, MOST eager to teach you of the ways of power. Perhaps some later time?"
11368"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11369"Yes, I'd like that. For now, though, I have some other questions..."
11370"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11371"Perhaps. Farewell."
11372"I... see. I had some other questions..."
11373"This place? The Smoldering Corpse Tavern? A fine establishment, with a fine owner - Barkis is a true gentleman, and ambitious to increase his standing to boot. These, I feel, are the most useful qualities one can possess."
11374"They drive people. I had some more questions..."
11375"Hold a moment... I've *met* the person who cursed you. His name is Murdersense, isn't it?"
11376"Many would agree with you. Farewell."
11377"The patrons of this tavern are many and varied. I have spoken with most, and find them delightful - with the exception of those creatures of law." He gestures toward the pair of abishai sitting in the corner. "They taint the air with their presence, lending an unwholesome stench to an otherwise pleasant environment. I recommend speaking to Barkis - I understand he requires some aid with a trifling matter. Then we have that O character. I am still trying to understand him fully. It is *quite* an undertaking, if I say so myself. Those are the folk of interest here. The others... well, perhaps I am too discriminating."
11378"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11379"Why do you despise creatures of law?"
11380"What happened after you met... him?"
11381"Perhaps. I had some other questions."
11382"Unfortunate tale. I had some other questions for you..."
11383"Thank you for your time. Farewell."
11384"He's dead, you know."
11385"That? Ha. That is the last unfortunate who chose to exercise his individual will without the strength to back up his desires. His name is Ignus, and he is... was... a pyromaniac. He burned and burned, and didn't burn the right people, and wound up channeling more raw power than he could control. Now, well, you can see what became of him. If you wish to learn more of him, perhaps that poor creature Drusilla can help you."
11386"I could probably get him to remove the curse, you know."
11387"I see. I had some other questions..."
11388"I see. Farewell."
11389"Farewell."
11390He laughs, his jowls shaking loosely, almost seeming to fall from his face. "You could always poison her, friend! A dose of that was always effective in bringing resolution to nearly *any* conflict!" He laughs again. "Of course, I'm joking." He winks.
11391"What happened after you met... him?"
11392"Of course you are. I had some other questions..."
11393"Of course you are. Farewell."
11394"Ah, a fine question, my friend! My upbringing has been on the chaotic side of the Great Ring - you may speak to Candrian Illborne (a misnomer if ever I heard one) of the planes. He fancies himself a great planewalker. To return from my digression, I have lived my many years with Chaos, and find it pleasantly agreeable. To me, the taint of law, as in those creatures there, is reprehensible and tyrannical. If I am to be crushed underfoot, I'd rather it be by an individual than a machine that knows nothing of emotion."
11395Truth: "I very much agree."
11396Lie: "I very much agree."
11397Truth: "I disagree."
11398Lie: "I disagree."
11399"There are many who agree with you. I have some other questions..."
11400"There are many who agree with you. Farewell."
11401Ilquix smiles toothily, his fat cheeks barely moving. "To each his own, I say. Did you have more questions?"
11402"Yes."
11403"No. Farewell."
11404Grace responds with a small curtsy. "Your kind words would melt the hearts of any, I am certain, Ilquix. Yet we must always remember that so many people are both more and less than they seem. 'Twould be a shame indeed if all were revealed so quickly - anticlimactic, even."
11405"What exactly do you mean, Grace?"
11406"Enough. I need the answers to some questions, Ilquix."
11407"I mean only that words spoken in haste are often looked back upon with regret - and that many people possess attributes and even virtues which few others suspect. Too many leap to the ledge of conclusions, and too many never realize that ledge will crumble under them. Thus it is that we consider our words before they reveal more about us than we intend."
11408"I ... see. Ilquix, I had some more questions..."
11409"Well spoken, Grace. Farewell, Ilquix."
11410"This conversation is at an end. Farewell, Ilquix."
11411"I had some other questions for you..."
11412"I'll go see him about it right now. Farewell."
11413"I had some other questions for you..."
11414"Farewell."
11415"Greetings, Reekwind. I had some questions for you..."
11416Leave Reekwind in peace.
11417"Who are you again?"
11418"What happened to you?"
11419"I'd like to hear a story."
11420"Can you tell me about this area?"
11421"Can you tell me where I could find someone named Pharod?"
11422"Can you tell me about Pharod again?"
11423"I'm missing a journal. Have you seen one?"
11424"I found that man who cursed you in the Civic Festhall. His name is Murdersense."
11425"Farewell."
11426"Very well. Here's three copper."
11427Lie: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11428Truth: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11429"Not today. Farewell."
11430Wait for him to choose a story.
11431Wait for him to choose a story.
11432Wait for him to choose a story.
11433"I'd like to hear the story about how you were cursed."
11434"I'd like to hear about what happened to the Alley of Dangerous Angles."
11435"Relax. I just wanted to ask you some questions."
11436"From you? Nothing."
11437"From your attitude, it appears to me that you need nothing further from me, and it would please me greatly if you would not trouble my presence with yours. Good day." He turns stiffly away from you.
11438"Look, I apologize for what I said to you before. I just need some questions answered."
11439"Fine, then."
11440"You have said what you have said, and I have taken it to heart. Yet never let it be said that I am entirely rigid. What would you ask of me?"
11441"Who are you again?"
11442"Who are the patrons of this tavern?"
11443"What can you tell me about this place?"
11444"I'm looking for a journal. Have you seen one recently?"
11445"Have you heard of a Collector named Pharod?"
11446"I'd like to apologize to you."
11447"I'd like to apologize to you."
11448"Nothing. Forget it."
11449His eyes smolder. "You have insulted me enough, 'friend'. I will have no further discourse with you." He turns away entirely, flushing with stung pride, and no amount of cajoling on your part can induce him to turn back to you.
11450Attack him.
11451Leave him alone.
11452"The only person I know here is Ebb there. I am new to this place, and I do not make it my business to meddle in the affairs of others. Did you have any further questions for me, or may I continue to enjoy my solitude?"
11453"I'd like to hear Ignus' tale."
11454"Well, actually, I had a few more questions for you first."
11455"You can go back to whatever you were doing."
11456He sighs heavily, and eyes you with disdain. "Then be on with it, scarred one, ask and be done."
11457"I want to hear the story of the man who came to this city without name or memory and spoke with the cursed story-teller who warned him of the danger of names."
11458"Who are you again?"
11459"I want to hear the story of the man who came to this city without name or memory and spoke with the cursed story-teller who warned him of the danger of names."
11460"Who are the patrons of this tavern?"
11461"What can you tell me about this place?"
11462"I'm looking for a journal. Have you seen one recently?"
11463"Not today. Farewell."
11464"Have you heard of a Collector named Pharod?"
11465"I'd like to apologize to you."
11466"I'd like to apologize to you."
11467"Nothing. Forget it."
11468"Very well. Here's three copper."
11469"This is a tavern, one of the familiar sights of home. At least, it would be were it not for the fiendlings in the corner and the endless strangeness that parades before my eyes. I find that at least there is some humanity in this place, for which I am grateful."
11470"Oh, that's right. You're clueless, aren't you?"
11471"You're a prime, aren't you?"
11472"I'd imagine. More questions, if I may."
11473"I'd imagine. Farewell."
11474"A journal? Where would I have seen that? When I am new to this place, how would you expect me to remember a JOURNAL? Not only are you insulting and offensive, it appears you are stupid as well."
11475"Let's just call it even on the insults now, shall we?"
11476"Are you trying to provoke me?"
11477"This is pointless. Farewell."
11478Attack him.
11479Lie: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11480Truth: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11481"Not today. Farewell."
11482Listen.
11483"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11484"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11485Listen.
11486"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11487"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11488"How did the fire start?"
11489"I had some other questions..."
11490"I see... Farewell."
11491"Who?"
11492"I had some other questions..."
11493"That is all I wished to know. Farewell."
11494"Very well. Here's three copper."
11495Lie: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11496Truth: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11497"Not today. Farewell."
11498Listen.
11499"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11500"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11501Listen.
11502"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11503"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11504Listen.
11505"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11506"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11507Listen.
11508"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11509"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11510Listen.
11511"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11512"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11513Listen.
11514"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11515"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11516Listen.
11517"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11518"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11519"An unfortunate tale. I had some other questions for you..."
11520"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11521"I had some other questions for you..."
11522"Never mind then. Farewell."
11523"Very well. Here's three copper."
11524"I have told you before that I am new here, for which you mocked me. Obviously, I know nothing of these 'Collectors'. Now will you leave me alone?"
11525"Not yet. I still need answers from you."
11526"I'd like to apologize to you."
11527"I'd like to make amends, somehow."
11528"Certainly. Good day."
11529He appears entirely shocked, as if the notion of apologies is alien to him. "You wish to... apologize?"
11530"That's what I said."
11531"No, come to think of it. I changed my mind. Farewell."
11532"Then... then... then I suppose, as a point of honor, I must accept your apology. Very well. In return, I offer my apology as well. Let us set the matter aside and speak no more of it."
11533"Very well. Could you answer some more questions for me?"
11534"Very well. Farewell."
11535"I may be a fool, but not such a fool I would take insult gladly from you and forgive it so easily. You may go impale yourself for all I care, sir. I can only hope that you'll earn yourself more scars and perhaps more honor. Good day, sir." He turns stiffly, and ignores you completely.
11536Attack him.
11537Leave.
11538"That is twice you have insulted me, sirrah, and I shall hear no more of it. Defend yourself!"
11539"We can work this out..."
11540"If you mean that I am from the true world by that, then yes, I am a prime. I am a warrior of some small renown there. And, while I may not know all the loopholes of this new land, neither would I call myself 'clueless', as some of the local varlets around here have done."
11541"No, all right. Let's just call off the insults, shall we?"
11542"Really? I would."
11543"Very well. Farewell."
11544Lie: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11545"Call it even? Not until you apologize, villain." He looks like he's just spoiling for a fight. "Or shall I provoke you more?"
11546"Very well, then. I apologize."
11547"Apologize? To you? Never."
11548Truth: "I don't have that much with me. I had some questions, though..."
11549"You are a base knave, a weakling without honor, a piece of meat animated by no true spirit, an aging, scarred man without hope of redemption, doomed to wander through your life without any of the elements that make a man a man. I am finished with you, for I feel only pity for you. Good day, sir." He turns his back on you.
11550Attack him.
11551Leave.
11552"Not today. Farewell."
11553"What knowledge do you seek?"
11554Listen.
11555"Who are you?"
11556"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11557"Who are the patrons of this tavern?"
11558"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11559"Who are the patrons of this tavern?"
11560Listen.
11561"What can you tell me about this place?"
11562"I'm looking for a journal. Have you seen one recently?"
11563"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11564"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11565You see a trim, muscular man, dressed in clothing that is comparatively drab and mundane compared to most of the outfits you've seen in this city. He carries himself with an air of supercilious arrogance. He also looks dramatically out of place here. "What do you want?" he asks.
11566"Who are you?"
11567Listen.
11568"Who are the patrons of this tavern?"
11569"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11570"What can you tell me about this place?"
11571"I'm looking for a journal. Have you seen one recently?"
11572"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11573"I'm looking for a journal. Have you seen one recently?"
11574"Have you heard of a Collector named Pharod?"
11575Listen.
11576"Actually, I don't have time for a story right now. I had some other questions..."
11577"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11578"Uh... do you know where I could find him?"
11579"I had some other questions..."
11580"Nothing. Forget it."
11581"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11582"I had some other questions..."
11583"Have you heard of a Collector named Pharod?"
11584"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11585"I am Alais, warrior of renown! Surely you have heard of me?"
11586"Nevertheless, I would hear it."
11587"Very well. I had some other questions..."
11588Lie: "Yes."
11589"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11590Truth: "No."
11591"It would begin with a man waking up in the Mortuary, believed dead, but in truth, only his memories are dead."
11592"At last! Not everyone here is entirely ignorant! I shall allow you buy me a drink, and then we can trade stories! I shall regale you with my latest adventures, including the tale of how I came to this most wondrous, dismaying city."
11593"Very well. I had some other questions..."
11594"I can hardly wait. First, could you answer some questions for me?"
11595"Where are you from? How DID you get here?"
11596"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11597"Perhaps later. Farewell."
11598"He escapes the Mortuary, enters the Hive, and speaks to a man who let his true name slip once and has regretted it."
11599"Very well. I had some other questions..."
11600"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11601"Is he? Is it better to suffer the truth with all its consequences or is it better to remain ignorant? Which of the two men is better off?"
11602"Very well. I had some other questions..."
11603"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11604"I want to hear your answer."
11605"The man who knows his true name is better off, for he knows himself and is stronger person for it."
11606"Can it truly be? Can it truly be that none in this town have heard of me or my exploits? Alas... I shall have to prove myself all over again. And here I had thought my fame had spread across the world."
11607"The man who has forgotten his true name is better off, for he is protected against those that would do him harm, including himself. Where a named man moves, he is followed. When a nameless one moves, his name leaves no trail."
11608"What world *are* you from?"
11609"I'm certain it has. Answer some questions for me, will you?"
11610"Never mind. I had some other questions..."
11611"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11612"We all face disappointments. Farewell."
11613"Very well. I had some other questions..."
11614"I've heard enough. Farewell."
11615Truth: "Perhaps. What happens will happen, and it may be that this tale has no answer."
11616Truth: "It must have an answer, and every tale has an ending. I will refuse to accept it any other way."
11617Truth: "I do not know. It is not for me to decide."
11618"A fair price. Very well, then, perhaps there are some questions you can answer for me..."
11619"Farewell."
11620"Greetings, Reekwind. I had some questions for you..."
11621Leave Reekwind in peace.
11622"Good to hear it. Jumble didn't want to remove the curse, but I got it out of him."
11623"Glad to hear you're doing well."
11624"Good to hear it. Jumble didn't want to remove the curse, but I got it out of him."
11625"Glad to hear you're doing well."
11626"Actually, do you have any stories you haven't told me already? That could be payment enough..."
11627"Thanks, Reekwind. I was happy to help."
11628"I have a journal here."
11629"I come from the city of Aliburn on the river Taime. Surely you have heard of its glories and wonders? No matter, no matter... this place is benighted and ignorant when it comes to the splendors of true cities. I am told that my land is what is called a 'prime' by the denizens of this city - though a prime of what, I don't know."
11630"Thanks, Reekwind."
11632"Very well. What should I call you?"
11634"Fair enough. Farewell."
11636"Farewell."
11637He bristles, reddening, and his hand clutches convulsively around the hilt of his sword. "Clueless, is it? I take offense to your words, sirrah, and bid you farewell in the hopes that we should never cross paths again." He turns away from you, still flushed with pride and rage.
11638"I just wanted to ask you some questions."
11639"Farewell, then."
11640"I have met only the elderly Ebb Creakknees, who has been instructing me in the ways of the city and the 'plains.' My foe's spell must have catapulted us far across the world, for I know of no plains near our former location."
11641"No, no... planes. As in planes of existence. They are planes of the imagination, of thought and belief. They are not physical prairies or grasslands, but other dimensions."
11642"No, no... planes. As in planes of existence. They are planes of the imagination, of thought and belief. They are not physical prairies or grasslands, but other dimensions."
11643"I get it. You're clueless."
11644"Um. Right. Listen, I had other questions."
11645"Right. You're a long way from home. Good luck, and farewell."
11646A look of confusion passes across his face. "I... I understand. What the old man said is starting to make sense... excuse me. I must think this over. Farewell."
11647"Farewell."
11648"I do not know. When I arrived here, I realized I needed a place to regain my bearings. Imagine my shock at discovering that even a simple tavern in this part of the world is populated by the eccentrics and crazies. I have truly been transported to a madhouse!"
11649"Where are you from?"
11650"It certainly seems that way sometimes. I'd like to ask a few more questions."
11651"Yes, you have. Farewell."
11652"I'm afraid that I have not been searching for such items. I am doing my best to reorient myself to this unfamiliar setting, and while I focus on small details in my attempt to do so, I must confess I have not been looking for journals of any sort."
11653"All right, then. Answer some other questions for me."
11654"Very well. Thank you for your time."
11655"Pharod? Collector? These are names and terms unfamiliar to me, but if I should hear them mentioned in any other context. I shall certainly remember your face. Indeed, I could not forget it."
11656"Thank you. Answer more questions for me, will you?"
11657"Thanks. Farewell."
11658"Nothing. Forget it."
11660"Actually, just answer some other questions..."
11661"Tell me of the Lady."
11662"Tell me of the dabus."
11663"Tell me of Sigil's time."
11664"Tell me of the city's layout."
11665"Tell me of keys and portals."
11666"Nothing. Farewell."
11667She smiles tightly. "Aye, fiend, yeh'll find that we believe in *true* freedom here. None'll keep from speakin' as I truly feel." Ilquix sneers for a moment, and then composes its face into an urbane mask once again.
11668"Go ahead, then. Ilquix, I had some other questions..."
11669"Go ahead, then. Ilquix, I had some other questions..."
11670Flee.
11671The man glances up at the sound of your voice, and his slack expression vanishes... it looks like someone has lit two fires in his eyes. "What be yer business bargin' inta me house?" His eyes narrow, and his teeth clench. "Get! Or I'll send ye back ta whatever grave ye crawled from!"
11672"What were ye doin' botherin' me wife?! This ain't no flophouse for whore-chasers... ye'd best leave her alone and leave me home 'fore the dead-book gets a new name innit!"
11673The man's face turns blood-red, and he begins shouting. "Are ye daft?!" With a snarl, he spits at your feet. "*Ye filthy, scar-ridden dog! Off with ye, or even the powers won't be able ta save yer hide!*"
11674The man throws a parting shot at your back. "Ye'd best never cross me door again, ye retch-stinkin' bastard."
11675You see Angyar - he doesn't look any better than before. As you approach him again, he turns slowly to face you. His face tightens. "Ye again! Didn't ye hear me the FIRST time, ye pox-ridden dog?! Get out of me house, or so help the powers, I'll carve ye where ye stand!"
11676As you pull out the contract, the blood drains out of Angyar's face. For a moment he seems at a loss for words, then his temper quickly resurfaces. "Where did ye get that?! By the powers, ye'd best tell me..."
11677Angyar sputters for a moment, then his rage seems to find a focus. "I... I'll *kill* her! I..."
11678"Ye *dare*... ye *dare* tell me how ta act... in me *own* home...?" He takes a deep breath, then he explodes. "Get out, damn ye! And take that devil paper with ye!"
11679"She went back on her word ta me, her *husband!*" Angyar's hand clenches into a fist, and he glares at you. "I told her ta speak of it ta no one, and here I find she tells the first stranger that comes into me house!"
11680Some of the fury seems to flow out of Angyar, and he grunts. "What's done is done..." He glances at you suspiciously, then nods at the contract. "What do ye plan on doin' with that paper, then?"
11681Angyar can't seem to take his eyes from the contract. "Why'd ye bring it ta me?" He looks suspicious. "Ta ransom it?"
11682You tear up the parchment, and Angyar's eyes follow the bits of paper as they float to the ground with a desperate look. He shudders slightly, then straightens, as if a great weight was lifted from him. "Ye..." He looks like he is about to thank you, then stops and stares at you suspiciously. "Nothin's free. Not in the Hive, cutter."
11683Angyar's angry expression crumbles; he looks tired of fighting his good fortune. "I... I... must have prayed ta the right powers this past half-month." He sighs. "Ye have me thanks, cutter... for whatever that's worth."
11684"I ransomed me life ta one man already, and I'm not about ta do it again, especially ta a walkin' dead man." He snarls. "Get out of me home, or I'll see ye dead twice!"
11685Angyar nods. "Ask yer questions."
11686Angyar nods. "Aye, that name be known t'me, and not a fond name it is, either."
11687He frowns. "He's one of them Collectors, and one with a long shadow - has quite a few boys at his beck n' call. He may not be lord of the realm, but he's not a smart one ta tangle with, lord or no."
11688"Human vultures, jackals, hyenas... filthy berks who ain't got a shred of dignity. Most of them have their kip in Ragpicker's Square. Gather the deaders, scuttle everythin' worth jink from the bodies, then sell them back ta the Dusties at the Mortuary."
11689"Dusties pay for bodies. Helps them keep the streets clean when the rains aren't enough."
11690"Aye, but I wouldn't be doin' ye a favor tellin' it ta ye..." His frown deepens. "One of me kin fell inta his lot a few months back, an spilled some of the dark of ol' Pharod. Ta hear tell, Pharod's actually got his kip buried somewhere *under* Ragpicker's Square. To get to it, there's some kind of portal ye need ta jump through while carryin' some junk in yer hand."
11691"It's a few blocks from here... go straight west from the Mortuary gate, keep goin' until ye start seein' trash and rags piled up everywhere. Ye'd do best ta walk careful there... the Collectors there don't always wait for a body ta die before collectin' on the corpse, ye hear?"
11692"Perhaps it's the sheer amount of riches and wealth that surrounds ye that distracted ye..." He snorts. "We have less than nothin', and I needed jink. Didn't seem ta matter too much at the time where it might come from, and sellin' me body ta the Dusties is a lot more honest than most work around here..."
11693"It's jest..." He sighs. "I saw one of them zombies on the streets a half-month ago... one of them zombies that work for the Dusties, and it stabbed me, in me heart. I knew I'd made a mistake... I didn't want ta be any part of that after death."
11694Angyar turns red. "I don't need any of yer preachings! Damn ye, ye *dare* ta speak ta me on yer high horse in me own home? I didn't ask ye ta get that devil-paper back for me - I owe ye *nothin',* so get! Get out! I don't want ta lay eyes on ye again!"
11695A prickling sensation crawls along the back of your skull as you are about to speak... you suddenly know for a fact that Angyar isn't likely to accept your preaching peacefully.
11696Angyar grunts. "I suppose so..."
11697You see Angyar - he looks much better than before; some color has returned to his face, and his eyes have lost their haunted look. As you approach him again, he turns slowly to face you, and he snorts. "Hmmmph... if it isn't the Hive's own saint of sods... sods like meself." He grunts. "What can I do for ye?"
11698Angyar nods. "That's the least I can do. I'll have me wife get some blankets out for ye..."
11699Angyar frowns, then shakes his head. "Haven't seen a thing such as that, cutter."
11700"I ransomed me life ta one man already, and I'm not about ta do it again." He shakes his head. "We'll settle the debt now."
11701Leave the man to his thoughts.
11702"I spoke to your wife. I think I can help you with..."
11703"I spoke to your wife. I think I can help you with..."
11704"Go ahead and try, if you think you have the strength..."
11705"*No one* speaks to me that way... take back your words, or this house will become a crypt."
11706Show him his Dustman Contract.
11707"Calm yourself. I had some questions..."
11708"Farewell, then."
11709"Go ahead and try, if you think you have the strength..."
11710"*No one* speaks to me that way... take back your words, or this house will become a crypt."
11711Show him his Dustman Contract.
11712"Calm yourself. I had some questions..."
11713"Farewell, then."
11714"Go ahead and try, if you think you have the strength..."
11715"Farewell, then."
11716"That's it. You've earned your place in a grave..."
11717Leave without another word.
11718"I spoke to your wife. I think I can help you with..."
11719"I spoke to your wife. I think I can help you with..."
11720"Go ahead and try, if you think you have the strength..."
11721"*No one* speaks to me that way... take back your words, or this house will become a crypt."
11722Show him his Dustman Contract.
11723"Calm yourself. I had some questions..."
11724"Farewell, then."
11725"Your wife told me where it was. She was worried about you."
11726"Your wife told me where it was. She was worried about you."
11727"I took it from a Dustman named Mortai. It has your name on it."
11728Tear up the contract.
11729"You won't *touch* her, if you know what's good for you."
11730"That's your own business, but let's settle matters between us first: What're you going to give me for this contract?"
11731"She told me because she was concerned about you... and your first reaction is to *punish* her for caring about you?"
11732Tear up the contract.
11733"Why don't you *make* me leave, if you think you have the strength..."
11734"Hold on! She told me because she was concerned about you... and your first reaction is to *punish* her for caring about you?"
11735"She broke her promise because she loved you. Laws and vows sometimes have to give way before more important matters."
11736"You have a reason to be angry. She should not have made the promise if she had no intention of keeping it. I cannot respect an oath-breaker, but such a thing is now in the past."
11737"You have a reason to be angry. She should not have made the promise if she had no intention of keeping it. I cannot respect an oath-breaker, but such a thing is now in the past."
11738"Well, she did, and you'll have to deal with it. There is nothing more to be said."
11739"I expect you to pay for it, just as you were paid for it."
11740Tear up the contract.
11741Tear up the contract.
11742"I expect you to pay for it, just as you were paid for it."
11743"Consider this free. And expect a lot of rules in the Hive to change while I'm around."
11744"I might need a favor in the future. Could you help me?"
11745"Well, if you feel the need to pay me, I had some questions..."
11746"Then think of a way to pay me... for now, farewell."
11747"Actually, perhaps you can help me... I have some questions..."
11748"Just don't make the same mistake again... I may not be around next time to help you."
11749"It's worth a great deal to me. Take care, Angyar."
11750Tear up the contract.
11751"You want to kill me? Go ahead and try..."
11752"Very well. I'll just keep this contract close to me... just so you know it's still out there and still due when you die. Farewell, Angyar."
11753"Can I ask why you signed the Dustman contract?"
11754"I'm looking for a man named Pharod. Do you know where I can find him?"
11755"I've lost a journal of mine. Have you seen one?"
11756"Do you mind if I rest here?"
11757"Never mind. Farewell."
11758"What can you tell me about him?"
11759"I had some other questions..."
11760"Never mind. Farewell."
11761"Collectors?"
11762"Do you know where I can find him?"
11763"Do you know where I can find him?"
11764"I have some other questions..."
11765"I see. Thanks for the information. Farewell."
11766"Why do they do that?"
11767"So Pharod is one of these Collectors? Do you know where I can find him?"
11768"Where can I find Pharod again?"
11769"I have some other questions..."
11770"I see. Farewell."
11771"So Pharod is one of these Collectors? Do you know where I can find him?"
11772"Where can I find Pharod again?"
11773"I have some other questions..."
11774"I see. Farewell."
11775"Where is Ragpicker's Square?"
11776"I have some other questions..."
11777"I see. Farewell."
11778"I have some other questions..."
11779"Thanks for the information. Farewell."
11780"What caused you to change your mind?"
11781"I see. I had some other questions..."
11782"I was just curious. Farewell, Angyar."
11783"Then you shouldn't have signed the contract."
11784"Then you shouldn't have signed the contract."
11785"We've all had our share of mistakes."
11786"I see. I had some other questions..."
11787"I was just curious. Farewell, Angyar."
11788"Why don't you make me leave, if you think you have the strength..."
11789"Farewell, then."
11790"Then you shouldn't have signed the contract, Angyar."
11791"We've all had our share of mistakes."
11792"I had some other questions..."
11793"I was just curious. Farewell, Angyar."
11794"I had some other questions..."
11795"Well, I was just curious. Farewell, Angyar."
11796"I had some questions..."
11797"I just wanted to see how you were doing, Angyar. Farewell."
11798"Thanks..."
11799"I didn't want to rest just yet. I had some questions..."
11800"I didn't want to sleep just yet. I may return when I'm ready to rest, though. Farewell."
11801"Maybe you can answer some other questions for me, then..."
11802"Thanks anyway. Farewell."
11803"Very well. If you feel the need to pay me, then I could use some questions answered..."
11804"I could use a place to rest."
11805"There's no debt, Angyar - consider this one free. Farewell."
11806"Ye'd... ye'd best leave, 'fore I call me husband. He won't take kindly to ye havin' barged yer way into our home."
11807She glances toward her husband, worry in her eyes. "I... I... have not the time, stranger. Do not be troublin' me with such things."
11808She turns pale, and her eyes widen in fear. Before you can ask her a question, however, she takes a deep breath and starts screaming!
11809"Me?" She seems surprised. "Oh... aye, aye." She lowers her voice. "Ye'd best leave. Me husband has not been himself of late... ye'd best not provoke him with yer presence."
11810"He's been out of sorts of late, a touch of the cough, maybe..." She gives an unconvincing half-shrug.
11811"I think... I think he's done somethin' he regrets." Her worried expression melts into despair. "I think he signed one of the Dead Contracts. I cannot imagine what possessed him ta do such a foolish thing!"
11812She stops you. "Please tell no one what I told ye, especially me husband..." She looks frightened. "Promise me."
11813She seems to relax... but only slightly. "Farewell, then."
11814Her expression crumbles even further into despair. "I... I never should have said *anythin'* to ye..." Her eyes tear up. "I am as big a fool as he!"
11815"Me husband has a frightful temper... and he made me promise ta tell no one what had happened ta him..." She looks at you again. "Ye *must* keep silent about it."
11816She sighs. "Still, I..."
11817"The Dead... the Dustmen... have contracts that give them the right ta someone's body after they die."
11818"Animate it with their black magicks, turn it into one of the walkin' dead, make it a worker till..." She looks at her husband helplessly. "...till it rots away."
11819"He may have been goat-eager ta bring home some more jink than custom. He's prideful... but I think he's hurt himself more by doin' so."
11820"The ghoulishness of the contract aside, it's his nature that's been changed... he's become sullen and dark since doin' the signin', and he can't seem ta rouse himself ta look for honest work. It's like the Lady's shadow hangs on him..." She sighs.
11821She glances toward her husband, worry in her eyes. "I... I... have not the time, stranger. I must be about my chores..."
11822She looks at you, surprised, then sighs. "I've *tried!* I've spoken ta the Dustman he did the signin' with, but he's cold and chill, like all the Dusties! He even lectured me on me husband, as if I had no right ta try and help him!" Her lips become a tight, thin line, as if picturing the Dustman's face. "He was cold cruel, he was."
11823"I won't turn away such a friendly gesture." She seems grateful, then her worried expression returns. "But I must ask ye not ta let on I asked ye ta do such a thing. Me husband has a terrible temper, and if he were ta find out..." She shudders.
11824"The Dustie calls himself Gravesend... I know not his first name. He has a table at the Dustman bar in the Hive... 'Gatherin' Dust,' I believe the place is named. Ye can most like find him there, tryin' ta get more people ta sign his contracts."
11825"Head out ta the street outside, go ta the memorial stone, then head south and west from there..." She taps her finger against her chin. "Ye should run right into it. There's one of them..." Her face wrinkles in disgust. "...walkin' corpses out front."
11826"Thank ye, stranger... I appreciate yer help."
11827"Then I ask that ye keep as quiet as ye can about the matter."
11828"Dead?!" She seems paralyzed. "But the Contract... there's no way ta..."
11829She has fallen silent. She glances at her husband, then turns to you. "Then there is nothin' ta be done." Her voice is like grinding stone. "Please leave."
11830Angyar's wife looks up fearfully as you approach. "I said ye're not welcome here... ye'd... ye'd best leave, 'fore I call me husband. He won't take kindly to ye havin' barged yer way into our home."
11831Angyar's wife looks up hopefully as you approach. "Were ye able...?"
11832Angyar's wife smiles as she sees you. "Well met, good sir. How can I help ye?"
11833She looks relieved, and her eyes become misty. "Oh, by the powers... ye must be a deva in disguise ta do such a thing for someone ye barely know..."
11834"Nay... nay, if ye could show me husband the contract, say that ye got it for him, but don't say how... I'd appreciate it."
11835She looks at you apprehensively. "I have some money, a few coppers... will ye accept that?"
11836She reaches into the folds of her robes and draws forth a handful of copper coins. She looks at them sadly for a moment, then hands them to you. "It is a small price ta pay for me husband's soul."
11837"Nay... nay, if ye could show me husband the contract, say that ye got it for him, but don't say how... I'd appreciate it."
11838"I... I have nothin' else." She seems frightened. "Truly, sir, nothin' else. Me husband would not have signed the Dead Contract in the first place if..."
11839She turns pale, and her eyes widen in fear. Before you can react, however, she takes a deep breath and starts screaming!
11840Angyar's wife turns to you as you approach and throws a worried glance at her husband. "I'm grateful to ye for gettin' that contract, but ye've angered me husband." She looks at Angyar with frightened eyes. "Ye'd best leave."
11841Angyar's wife looks up hopefully as you approach. "Did ye give it ta him...?"
11842"The Dustie calls himself Gravesend... I know not his first name. He has a table at the Dustman bar in the Hive... 'Gatherin' Dust,' I believe the place is named. Ye can most like find him there, tryin' ta get more people ta sign his contracts."
11843"Head out ta the street outside, go ta the memorial stone, then head south and west from there..." She taps her finger against her chin. "Ye should run right into it. There's one of them..." Her face wrinkles in disgust. "...walkin' corpses out front."
11844Leave the woman in peace.
11845"If you were going to call him, you would have done so already. I have some questions for you..."
11846"Call your husband, and you'll both die. Now answer my questions."
11847"Calm down. I just had some questions..."
11848"Farewell."
11849"Excuse me... are you all right?"
11850"You'll make the time. Now, I have the following questions..."
11851"Farewell, then. Sorry to trouble you."
11852"Dammit..."
11853"I spoke with him... he seems troubled. What's wrong with him?"
11854"What's wrong with him?"
11855"Well, he'd best not provoke me and neither should you. Now, I have the following questions..."
11856"Farewell, then. Sorry to trouble you."
11857"What's really wrong with him?"
11858"If you tell me what's wrong, I might be able to help."
11859"Farewell, then. Sorry to trouble you."
11860"Dead Contracts?"
11861"I... see. Sounds like you have your share of troubles. Farewell."
11862"Why?"
11863Lie: "I swear I will tell no one."
11864Vow: "I swear I will tell no one."
11865"I can make no such promise. Farewell."
11866"Farewell."
11867"Why must it be a secret?"
11868"You are correct. You should never have told me. Farewell."
11869Leave.
11870"You shouldn't have told me... promises are meant to be kept, or else there can be no trust between two people. It would have been better had you not made such a promise."
11871"A promise accompanied by a threat is no promise at all. I would not be troubled by breaking it."
11872"Promises were made to be broken. They're hardly as important as someone's well-being."
11873Lie: "I swear I will tell no one."
11874Vow: "I swear I will tell no one."
11875"I can make no such promise. Farewell."
11876"Look, perhaps there is something I can do to help... what were these Dead Contracts you were speaking about?"
11877Lie: "Never mind. I swear I will tell no one."
11878Vow: "Never mind. I swear I will tell no one."
11879"We have nothing more to say to one another. Farewell."
11880"What do the Dustmen do with the body after death?"
11881"I... see. Farewell."
11882"Why did your husband sign such a thing?"
11883"Your husband won't need his body after death. What's the problem?"
11884"Sounds like you have your own troubles. Farewell."
11885"That's unfortunate. I had some questions for you, though..."
11886"Can this contract be undone?"
11887"Your husband won't need his body after death. What's the problem?"
11888"Sounds like you have your own troubles. Farewell."
11889"That's unfortunate. I had some questions for you, though..."
11890"Can this contract be undone?"
11891"Why did your husband sign such a thing?"
11892"Sounds like you have your own troubles. Farewell."
11893"You'll make the time. Now, I have the following questions..."
11894"Farewell, then. Sorry to trouble you."
11895"Let me see what I can do. Who was this Dustman your husband signed the Contract with?"
11896"That's unfortunate. I had some questions for you, though..."
11897"Sounds like you have your own troubles. Farewell."
11898Lie: "I promise that your husband will not find out."
11899Vow: "I promise that your husband will not find out."
11900"I can't make any promises. We'll have to see what happens."
11902"Oh, Mortai? He's dead."
11903"I'll seek him out, then. Where is this Gathering Dust bar?"
11904"I already have your husband's contract right here."
11905"Very well. I'll go see what I can do."
11906"It's no trouble. I'll go see about undoing your husband's contract now."
11907"Very well. I'll go see about undoing your husband's contract now."
11908"That is a problem."
11909"Don't worry. I have the contract right here."
11910"I had some questions first..."
11911"Farewell."
11912"What was this Dead Contract your husband signed again?"
11913"If you were going to call him, you would have done so already. Now I have some questions."
11914"Call your husband, and you'll both die. Now answer my questions."
11915"Calm down. I just had some questions..."
11916"Yes, I was able to get the contract from Mortai. Here it is."
11917"Farewell."
11918"Not yet. Who was this man who your husband signed the contract with again?"
11919"I'm still looking into it. Farewell."
11920"I was wondering if I could rest here."
11921"I'm low on supplies... can you help me out?"
11922"I just wanted to come check and see how you were doing. Farewell."
11923Give her the contract.
11924"I didn't do this for free, you know. I expect something in return."
11925"Very well. I'll show it to him, then."
11926"I didn't do this for free, you know. I expect something in return."
11927"Yes."
11928"A few coppers is not enough. What else do you have?"
11929"That's enough for starters. What else do you have?"
11930"Fine. Here's the contract."
11931"Very well. I'll show it to him, then."
11932"Do not *lie* to me, woman. What else do you have?"
11933"Never mind. Here's the contract."
11934"Dammit..."
11935"Very well. Sorry to trouble you."
11936"Not yet. I will return when I have."
11937"Oh, Mortai? He's dead."
11938"I'll seek him out, then. Where is this Gathering Dust bar?"
11939"I already have your husband's contract right here."
11940"Very well. I'll go see what I can do."
11946Morte floats over. "What's the chant, chief?"
11947Morte glances at your palm. "Yechhhh." He seems morbidly fascinated. "Ugly little berks, aren't they?"
11948"Bar that." Morte shudders. "Would you want those things in *you?*"
11949"Those little pikers better not come anywhere near me, or I'll..." Morte pauses. "You know, I have no idea how to threaten teeth."
11950The struggle is brief. You catch Morte in a headlock - the only move you can really do - and as he attempts to bite his way free, the teeth hop out of your hand and swarm onto his jaw. Morte howls as Ingress' teeth promptly rip out his old teeth and then jump into the exposed cavities.
11951Morte continues howling. The teeth settle in, adjusting themselves and planting their roots with a horrid drilling noise.
11952Morte doesn't seem to hear you... he keeps howling and howling, then suddenly starts smashing his teeth together. He gets in three powerful bites before the upper and lower teeth lock together and prevent him from opening his mouth.
11953Morte mumbles something at you, his eyes wide.
11954The teeth suddenly unlock, and Morte takes a deep breath. "I will *kill* you for this," he says. "That was a dirty thing to do."
11955Morte moves his jaw around experimentally. "Odd. But not bad." Suddenly, the teeth extend into fangs. "Ooooooh! They change!" They shrink down to normal, then fangs again, then normal... "I think I'm going to like these."
11956"Oh, I'll still get you for this," Morte replies. He grins, his teeth turning into fangs again. "Just you wait."
11957"What's wrong?" Morte floats in closer and glances at your palm. "Hey... they look like they're planning something, don't they?"
11958What happens next is difficult to describe... and painful to watch. Faster than you can close your palm, the teeth hop out of your hand and swarm onto Morte's jaw. Morte howls as Ingress' teeth promptly rip out his old teeth and then jump into the exposed cavities.
11959The teeth suddenly unlock, and Morte takes a deep breath. "I will *kill* you for this! You planned that! I know it!"
11974"You see these teeth?"
11975"Nothing, never mind."
11976"Come on, Morte, they seem to like you. Look at the way they're staring at you."
11977Grab Morte, shove the teeth in his mouth.
11978"Never mind, then."
11979Examine the teeth.
11980Grab Morte, shove the teeth in his mouth.
11981"Never mind, then."
11982"There, Morte. That wasn't so bad, was it?"
11983"Morte? You okay?"
11984"Wow."
11985"So... you like them?"
11986"Morte, are you okay?"
11987"How do they feel?"
11988"I'm sorry, Morte. I didn't mean you any harm."
11989"See? Wasn't I right?"
11990"Uh... revenge never helped anyone, Morte... uh, let's go."
11991"You'll thank me later. You'll see."
11992"They sure do, don't th-"
11993"Morte!"
11994"Look, I didn't mean that to happen... I even warned you. Uh... how do they feel?"
11995ADAHN'S DAGGER Damage: 2-5 Piercing Enchanted: +1 THAC0: +1 Speed: 1 Weight: 0 Proficiency: Edged Not usable by Priests This is a gift you received from Adahn when you bid him farewell in the Smoldering Corpse Bar. It's a featureless metal dagger with a gold plated hilt. It is difficult to get a feel for its balance, as it is almost weightless. The dagger blade itself is made of some strange metal that shifts as you watch it, changing from silver, to bronze, to gold.
11996This is a "negative token" - a flat, black disk that appears to have no substance to it at all. Turning it over reveals that it has no third dimension - there is no thickness to this item at all. It protects you and your party from the depredations of creatures that are made of the essence of negativity - but it will not make you invulnerable to them.
11997TWISTED RING Special: +1 to Armor Class Weight: 0 This ring looks like three rings that have been wrapped around each other. Just looking at it makes you dizzy.
11998BAG OF TEETH Weight: 2 This small leather bag holds a number of teeth, ranging from human molars to fiendish-looking fangs. It rattles when shaken, like a maraca.
11999RAT CHARM Invokes: "Confusion" Special: +2 to Armor Class +1 to Strength +1 to Constitution -2 to Wisdom Weight: 0 Usable only by Chaosmen This strange charm of woven rat tails was made by Barking-Wilder, and it has been infused with some of his chaotic spirit. When worn, it helps the wearer shrug off physical attacks and gives him an insane rush of strength and energy (but reduces the wearer's wisdom accordingly). When held in the hand, it can also be used to confound others for a limited period of time. This item can be used only by Xaositects.
12000ADAHN'S RING Weight: 0 This is a gift you received from Adahn when you bid him farewell in the Smoldering Corpse Bar. It's a featureless metal ring that looks extremely thick and heavy, but it is almost weightless. It shifts as you watch, changing from silver, to bronze, to gold.
12001FORGED DEAD CONTRACT Weight: 0 This false 'Dead Contract' is similar to a standard Dustman Dead Contract, but the tiny cramped writing on it hides the fact that the signer in fact does not owe his corpse to the Dustman after death at all... essentially, any Dustman who signs the contract will essentially be paying the signer for doing nothing but putting his signature to paper.
12002COPPER-EYES DEAD CONTRACT Weight: 0 You obtained this blank contract from Copper-Eyes, and it has a faint metallic smell about it. From what you can make out from the tiny, cramped writing, this document seems to be a contract between two parties: The Dustman faction and an as-of-yet unnamed signer. In exchange for thirty copper pieces, the signer gives away the rights to his corpse to the Dustmen, presumably so that they can use him as a worker in the Mortuary.
12003"I have some questions..."
12004"My error... I thought you were someone else. Farewell."
12005Copper-Eyes says nothing.
12006"This is your last chance. Give the contract back to me, or you'll regret it."
12007"Uh... never mind. Farewell."
12008"I've changed my mind. Farewell."
12009"Farewell."
12010Once again, you are struck by the insubstantial nature of this man's existence, and once again, you are riveted as he turns his pale blue eyes on you. "Have your travels brought forth what you need?"
12011"Not yet. I had some questions for you."
12012"Not yet. Farewell."
12013You see a soft-looking man with gentle, far-staring eyes. He dresses in supple leather clothing, and carries various implements of use and destruction about his body, such as ropes, spikes, tinderboxes, and empty vials of air. He looks half-gone - literally. There's an insubstantiality to his existence, as if his essence had been partially leeched away. He focuses those eyes on you, and suddenly you find them gripping and determined. "Greetings to you, o seeker."
12014"Greetings."
12015"Farewell."
12016Once again, you are struck by the insubstantial nature of this man's existence, and once again, you are riveted as he turns his pale blue eyes on you. "Have your travels brought forth what you need?"
12017"Not yet. I had some questions for you."
12018"Not yet. Farewell."
12019He carefully sets down the mug he's holding, and gives you all his attention. "I have seen the far reaches of the multiverse and returned to tell the tale. I have walked upon the bodies of dead gods and spun moonbeams in the Astral ahead of a thousand shrieking githyanki knights. I have passed the edges of existence and watched my essence shiver away before me. What is it I can do for you?"
12020"I had some questions for you."
12021"Nothing. Farewell."
12022"Perhaps I have answers for you. Speak, and I shall tell you."
12023"I met a woman named Ingress with *very* bad teeth. She said she had come through a portal from some world that was opened by a tune hummed near two crossed trees. Can you get her home?"
12024"Who are you?"
12025"What are you doing?"
12026"What is this place?"
12027"I'm looking for a journal I lost."
12028"Do you know a Collector named Pharod?"
12029"Forget it. Farewell."
12030He pauses briefly, thinking. "I know the portal of which you speak, though I have not traveled it these thirty years gone. I will take her home, seeker. Go tell her to await my arrival, then meet me back here, and I will tell you if I was successful or not."
12031"Thanks. I had some other questions..."
12032"Thanks. Farewell."
12033"I am Candrian Illborne, traveler, dreamer, talespinner, and so forth."
12034"You are a traveler? Tell me of the planes."
12035"I had some other questions..."
12036"Thanks. Farewell."
12037"I am tired, seeker, so tired... I am fresh back from negation. I will answer what I can for you, but I cannot promise that you will find satisfaction in the answers I give. What would you know? Would you hear of the Outer Planes, the Prime Material, or the Inner Planes?"
12038"What's the difference?"
12039"Tell me of the Outer Planes."
12040"Tell me of the Inner Planes."
12041"Tell me of the Prime Material."
12042"Fresh back from negation? What do you mean?"
12043"None. But I had some other questions..."
12044"None. Farewell."
12045"You would know more of the planes? Ask, and I shall tell as best I can. Would you hear of the Outer Planes, the Prime Material, or the Inner Planes?"
12046"What's the difference?"
12047"Tell me of the Outer Planes."
12048"Tell me of the Inner Planes."
12049"Tell me of the Prime Material."
12050"What did you mean when you mentioned 'negation' before?"
12051"None. But I had some other questions..."
12052"None. Farewell."
12053"The difference is true essence, seeker. The Inner Planes are matter, substance, true physicality. They are the building blocks of the multiverse, for it is from them that all belief in the elements springs. The Inner Planes filter through the Ethereal Plane - the plane of potential, some say, which forms the elements into the worlds of mortals. Once past the Ethereal Plane, one reaches the Prime Material, where exist all manner of mortals and monsters and myths and machines. It is there that belief is born, and there that the spirits that create the Outer Planes are born. When mortals die, they pass through the Astral Plane, a no-place that is thought and mental energy itself. It is in all things, and in none. It is paradox, among other things, and it filters spirits into the Great Ring. Do you comprehend so far?"
12054"Yes. Go on."
12055"I'm not sure."
12056"Forget this line of questioning. I had some other questions..."
12057"Let's get into this later. Farewell."
12058"Now... the Outer Planes... Where should I start? Do you know the cardinal rules of the planes, on which all others are based? Do you know about the composition of the Outer Planes? Do you know of the Great Ring, and its divisions in our hearts? Do you know of the individual planes? Each of these leads to the next, and so it is best to start from the beginning."
12059"Tell me the cardinal rules."
12060"Tell me of the composition of the planes."
12061"Tell me of the Great Ring and its divisions."
12062"Tell me of the individual planes."
12063"Tell me of the Inner Planes instead."
12064"Tell me of the Prime Material Plane instead."
12065"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
12066"Perhaps we should do this later. Farewell."
12067"Give me everything you have, thief, and I'll let you go."
12068"Guards? Go ahead and call them. I'm sure there's *plenty* around here."
12069Attack him.
12070Let him go.
12071"Dammit..."
12072"Dammit..."
12073"I was warned someone like you was dressing up as a Dustman and picking pockets."
12074"Your ignorance on some of the common Dustman philosophies. You should do some research before trying to run a con on someone smarter than you. Now I had some questions for you..."
12075"Your skill in picking pockets needs work. Now, I had some questions for you..."
12076"I'll let you figure it out. Now, I had some questions for you..."
12077"You won't live long enough to find out. Prepare to die."
12078"What are you doing in that Dustman get-up?"
12079"I'm looking for someone named 'Pharod.' You know him?"
12080"I'm looking for a journal."
12081Truth: "Give me everything you have, or I'll kill you."
12082Bluff: "Give me everything you have, or I'll kill you."
12083Truth: "Now... give me *everything* you have, or I'll kill you."
12084Bluff: "Now... give me *everything* you have, or I'll kill you."
12085"My question is how many seconds it'll take for me to kill you... prepare to die."
12086"Get out of here. I see you around again, I'll gut you."
12087"Now leave. I don't want to ever even *hear* of you pulling this little con anywhere in Sigil again. Understand?"
12088"Interesting. I had some other questions..."
12089"That's all I wanted to know. Prepare to die."
12090"I see. Look, Ash-Mantle, here's how it's going to be - I don't want to ever see you around again, or I'll gut you. Now get."
12091"Yeah, pretty smart. Look, I don't want to ever see you pulling this little con anywhere in Sigil again. Understand?"
12092Bluff: "Now you're not just playing dumb, you're *being* dumb. Give me what you have, or the Collectors will be scraping a new body off the street."
12093Truth: "Now you're not just playing dumb, you're *being* dumb. Give me what you have, or the Collectors will be scraping a new body off the street."
12094"Wrong answer. Prepare to die."
12095"Oh, yeah? Well, let me shake you down and see if that's true."
12096"That it? You better have something else for me, Ash-Mantle, or you and death are going to be close friends in a moment."
12097"All right then. Now I had some questions for you..."
12098"That's all I wanted. Prepare to die."
12099"Get out of here. I see you around again, I'll gut you."
12100"Now leave. I don't want to ever even *hear* of you pulling this little con anywhere in Sigil again. Understand?"
12101"All right then. Now I had some questions for you..."
12102"Oh, yeah? Well, let me shake you down and see if that's true."
12103"Wrong answer. Prepare to die."
12104"Get out of here. I see you around again, I'll gut you."
12105"Now leave. I don't want to ever even *hear* of you pulling this little con anywhere in Sigil again. Understand?"
12106"All right then..."
12107"All right then, I have some other questions for you..."
12108"That's all I wanted to know. Prepare to die."
12109"Get out of here. I see you around again, I'll gut you."
12110"Now leave. I don't want to ever even *hear* of you pulling this little con anywhere in Sigil again. Understand?"
12111"Who is he?"
12112"Never mind. I had some other questions..."
12113"Forget it. Prepare to die."
12114"Get out of here. I see you around again, I'll gut you."
12115"Now leave. I don't want to ever even *hear* of you pulling this little con anywhere in Sigil again. Understand?"
12116"No."
12117Vow: "You have my word that I will let you go... if you answer my question."
12118Truth: "Yes."
12119Lie: "Yes."
12120Truth: "I'll let you *live* if you tell me."
12121Bluff: "I'll let you *live* if you tell me."
12122Vow: "Very well. You have my word that I will let you go... if you answer my question."
12123Truth: "Okay, I'll let you go."
12124Lie: "Okay, I'll let you go."
12125Truth: "I'll let you *live* if you tell me."
12126Bluff: "I'll let you *live* if you tell me."
12127"Wrong answer. Prepare to die."
12128"Where can I find him?"
12129"No. I had some other questions for you..."
12130"No. I had some other questions for you..."
12131"That was all I needed to know. Prepare to die."
12132"Get out of here. I see you around again, I'll gut you."
12133"Now leave. I don't want to ever even *hear* of you pulling this little con anywhere in Sigil again. Understand?"
12134"And *you* said you were a Dustman. Now for my questions..."
12135"Yes, I said a lot of things, and now I am tired of speaking to you. Prepare to die."
12136"Get out of here. I see you around again, I'll gut you."
12137"Now leave. I don't want to ever even *hear* of you pulling this little con anywhere in Sigil again. Understand?"
12138"Greetings."
12139"Greetings."
12140Pass him by.
12141"You know, there's been talk that there's a pickpocket masquerading as a Dustman around here. Maybe you know him?"
12142"Oh, the Dustman bar? It's by the Mortuary. Orient yourself by the Mortuary front gate, then walk directly southwest. You can't miss it."
12143"I've heard of it. I'd be willing to help you... for a price."
12144"I've heard of it. I'd be willing to help you... if you'll answer some questions for me."
12145Lie: "Er... yeah, I've heard of it. I'd be willing to help you... for a price."
12146Lie: "Er... yeah, I've heard of it. I'd be willing to help you... if you'll answer some questions for me."
12147"I can't help you. Farewell."
12148"I can't help you. Farewell."
12149"I suggest you make haste."
12150"You know, there's been talk that there's a pickpocket masquerading as a Dustman around here. Maybe you know him?"
12151"'Sect'? Don't you mean 'faction'?"
12152"'Sect'? You're a Dustman: Don't you mean 'faction'?"
12153"Oh, the Dustman bar? It's by the Mortuary. Orient yourself by the Mortuary front gate, then walk directly southwest. You can't miss it."
12154"I've heard of it. I'd be willing to help you... for a price."
12155"I've heard of it. I'd be willing to help you... if you'll answer some questions for me."
12156Lie: "Er... yeah, I've heard of it. I'd be willing to help you... for a price."
12157Lie: "Er... yeah, I've heard of it. I'd be willing to help you... if you'll answer some questions for me."
12158"I can't help you. Farewell."
12159"I can't help you. Farewell."
12160"The Inner Planes are substance. They create matter. They lead to the Prime Material Plane, which is life and death and the birth of thought. The Prime leads to the Outer Planes, which are belief made solid, where thoughts are given form. Is that easier for you?"
12161"I still don't understand."
12162"Yes. Go on."
12163"Just answer some other questions for me..."
12164"I had best be going. Farewell."
12165"Unfortunately, I have explained it as best I can. Remember this, though: The place you stand is not true matter, but is created by the force of beliefs all across the Prime and the Outer Planes. It can be changed by belief, and is subject to alteration. It is mutable and changeable with the power of mind alone."
12166"Very well. So tell me of the planes."
12167"I had some other questions..."
12168"I must be going. Farewell."
12169"There are three rules you must remember. The first is the Rule of Threes: If you see two things, look for a third. The second rule is called The Center of the Multiverse: The cosmos is so big, seeker, that anywhere you stand may as well be considered the center. Some would call Sigil the center, and they're right - but they would also be right to call it a spot in the endless voids of Gehenna. There is no edge to the multiverse, and so there is no center. The third rule is the Unity of Rings: All things come in rings - rings have no beginning and no end: The Great Ring of the Outer Planes, the ring of Sigil's form, the ring of the elemental planes - even the powers think in rings, circles upon circles upon circles."
12170"Now tell me of the composition of the planes."
12171"I had some other questions..."
12172"We'll get back to this later. Farewell."
12173"The Outer Planes are created of and by belief and thought and faith. They take their imagined form from the Prime Material Plane, shaped into forms that stagger the imagination, built by the accumulation of belief. Belief creates the planes. Belief is power here. Change belief, and you can change the nature of reality. The creatures that are born here - the planeborn, like the fiends and celestials - are truly borne of the thoughts and concepts of mortals. They each express some sort of ideal, and the more powerful the ideal, the more powerful the being - thus, the being that symbolizes love is one of the strongest of all."
12174"Go on."
12175"I had some other questions..."
12176"We'll take this up later. Farewell."
12177"That's why the powers - gods, some call them - live out here. This is where all the faith in them comes - this is where they are at their most pure and most strong. Their realms are extensions of their very beings, manifestations of their godly essence, all of it informed by belief."
12178"So the composition of the planes is belief? Tell me of the Great Ring now."
12179"Tell me of the Inner Planes."
12180"Tell me of the Prime Material Plane."

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