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62444"Those 'changes' you make seem a lot like spells - how do you learn to do those things? Do you have a spell book?"
62445"I see. Can I ask you some other questions?"
62446"That is all I wished to know. Let's move on."
62447Fall-from-Grace nods slowly; she seems thoughtful. "There is truth in what you say."
62448Truth: "I think there would have been many others who, when subjected to the experiences you were, would have crumbled. You *learned* from it, and you became stronger. It shows great strength of will and of character."
62449Flattering Lie: "I think there would have been many others who, when subjected to the experiences you were, would have crumbled. You *learned* from it, and you became stronger. It shows great strength of will and of character."
62450"Perhaps so. Can I ask you some other questions?"
62451"That is all I wished to say. Let's move on."
62452Fall-from-Grace is looking at you silently.
62453Truth: "...and I admire that about you. Not only the strength, but the ability to see such horrors as a way of becoming a better person takes a strength *few* possess."
62454Flattering Lie: "...and I admire that about you. Not only the strength, but the ability to see such horrors as a way of becoming a better person takes a strength *few* possess."
62455"And that is all."
62456Fall-from-Grace smiles, then nods. "I thank you. Your words are insightful and kind. But I fear that my strength of character is not as strong as it would seem. Yet I try to treat each experience as a new opportunity for learning."
62457"A good approach. Can I ask you some other questions?"
62458"Wise. Let's move on."
62459"No."
62460"Please?"
62461"Very well, then. I had some other questions..."
62462"I just thought I'd ask. Let's move on."
62463Grace gives a slight smile. "A lady must have her secrets."
62464"Very well, then. I had some other questions..."
62465"I just thought I'd ask. Let's move on."
62466"Who in particular did you wish to discuss?"
62467"Me, actually."
62468"You."
62469"Morte."
62470"Annah."
62471"Dak'kon."
62472"Nordom."
62473"Ignus."
62474"Vhailor."
62475"No one, actually. I had some other questions..."
62476"Never mind. Perhaps another time. Let's move on."
62477"Me? Really." She thinks about this for a moment, then nods. "Very well, if there is anything you are curious about, please ask."
62478"I wanted you to know that when I kissed Ravel in the maze, I..."
62479"To be honest, I am curious as to your feelings about me."
62480"I'd like to know your thoughts on my situation."
62481"Do you have any idea who or what I might be?"
62482"Never mind. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62483"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
62484"Perhaps another time. Let's move on."
62485Grace holds up her hand, silencing you. "Nothing needs to be said. I must say, I admire your courage in doing such a thing - not many people would dare to kiss a myth, especially one of Ravel's stature."
62486Truth: "I only kissed Ravel because Ravel didn't think I would, that's why - I suspected she was testing me."
62487Lie: "I only kissed Ravel because Ravel didn't think I would, that's why - I suspected she was testing me."
62488Truth: "I only kissed Ravel because it seemed like the right thing to do - don't ask me why."
62489Lie: "I only kissed Ravel because it seemed like the right thing to do - don't ask me why."
62490Truth: "I kissed Ravel because I wanted to... her normal form was somewhat distasteful."
62491Lie: "I kissed Ravel because I wanted to... her normal form was somewhat distasteful."
62492Truth: "Well, I kissed Ravel because I wanted to kiss you."
62493Flattering Lie: "Well, I kissed Ravel because I wanted to kiss you."
62494"Very well. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62495"I had some other questions, then..."
62496"Then we will speak no more about it. Let's move on."
62497"She was testing you."
62498"What do you mean?"
62499"I think there are limits to what Ravel could see regarding you, which may be part of the reason you intrigue her so. Only by posing physical challenges can she test your nature."
62500"What do you think she was testing?"
62501"I think she wished to see if you cared for her - a kiss is one means by which such a thing may be judged, though it can be a subtle thing."
62502"Very well. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62503"I had some other questions, then..."
62504"Then we will speak no more about it. Let's move on."
62505"Then it is best you kissed Ravel, despite the risks. To kiss a succubus is to invite death."
62506"What do you mean?"
62507"A succubus kills by draining the energy of mortals by kissing them. While it is a pleasurable experience for the victim, the victim does not usually live long to savor the experience."
62508"Oh. I... uh, wanted to talk about someone else..."
62509"Hmmmm. I had some other questions, then..."
62510"Intriguing... er, I mean, frightening. Let's move on."
62511Grace gives a slight smile. "A lady must have her secrets."
62512"I'd like to know your thoughts on my situation, then."
62513"Very well. Do you have any idea who or what I might be?"
62514"Never mind, then. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62515"Then forget it. I had some other questions..."
62516"Another time, perhaps. Let's move on."
62517Grace frowns in thought. "I freely admit that you are something of an enigma." She smiles. "But I find such mysteries intriguing. Shall we attempt to puzzle out your situation?"
62518"Yes."
62519"No, let's leave it for later. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62520"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
62521"Perhaps another time. Let's move on."
62522"First, while it is possible that you are a tiefling or some rare crossbreed, my guess is that you are human... or were at one time."
62523"All right... go on."
62524"There may be something else that would shed light on my situation..."
62525"On second thought, let's leave it for later. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62526"Actually, never mind. I had some other questions..."
62527"Let's continue this another time. For now, let's keep on moving."
62528"Your appearance is approximately a male in his early thirties - the stitching and scar tissue make an exact determination difficult."
62529"Tell me about it... go on."
62530"There may be something else that would shed light on my situation..."
62531"On second thought, let's leave it for later. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62532"Actually, never mind. I had some other questions..."
62533"Let's continue this another time."
62534"The key to your past is your memory, and it seems that certain locations, events and people trigger seemingly forgotten memories. It would seem to be in your best interests to visit as many locations as possible and speak to as many others as possible... in short, experience your universe as much as possible."
62535"A Sensates' advice, eh?"
62536"There may be something else that would shed light on my situation..."
62537"Very well. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62538"Actually, never mind. I had some other questions..."
62539"Let's continue this another time."
62540"In addition, there were a number of things that Ravel said which interested me. The fact that your mortality has gone missing is a matter of some concern - it seems as if someone were to get a hold of such a thing, it would not bode well for you."
62541"Go on..."
62542"There may be something else that would shed light on my situation..."
62543"Very well. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62544"Actually, never mind. I had some other questions..."
62545"Let's continue this another time."
62546"Also, I did not like what Ravel said about the deaths of the mind - she seems to be suggesting that the more you die, the more it will chip away at your mind."
62547"Go on..."
62548"There may be something else that would shed light on my situation..."
62549"Very well. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62550"Actually, never mind. I had some other questions..."
62551"Let's continue this another time."
62552"And the last thing - she mentioned that your scars told of a 'war between fiends' - that sounded like the Blood War."
62553"What's the Blood War?"
62554"I'm familiar with the Blood War. Can you tell me what you know about it?"
62555"There may be something else that would shed light on my situation..."
62556"Very well. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62557"Actually, never mind. I had some other questions..."
62558"Let's continue this another time."
62559Fall-from-Grace gives a bemused smile. "I would not advise it if I did not practice it. And if you did not already know it to be true."
62560"There may be something else that would shed light on my situation..."
62561"All right. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62562"Very well. I had some other questions..."
62563"Let's continue this another time."
62564"Morte is most peculiar... I have seen a great deal in my life, but nothing quite like him. He behaves somewhat like a mimir: Granted, there's no denying he is knowledgeable, but he has a certain..." She sniffs the air and wrinkles her nose. "...Baatorian smell about him."
62565"Baatorian smell?"
62566"Mimir?"
62567"I discovered why that was - it turns out I pried him off the Pillar of Skulls in Baator a long time ago."
62568"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62569"I had some other questions..."
62570"Let's continue this another time."
62571"Yes. But he's not a baatezu... at least of any variety I've encountered. The smell alone, however, makes me treat the skull with caution."
62572"What do you mean when you say 'baatezu' and 'Baatorian'?"
62573"What were you saying about a 'mimir' before?"
62574"What were you saying about a 'mimir' before?"
62575"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62576"Hmmm. I had some other questions..."
62577"Let's continue this another time."
62578"My apologies... Baator is one of the outer planes, the home of a race of fiends called the baatezu. They are evil creatures, yet they are organized and lawful in many of their behaviors. Some might call them 'devils.' They believe in contracts and hierarchy... in many ways, they are like evil bureaucrats."
62579"What were you saying about a Baatorian smell?"
62580"What were you saying about a 'mimir' before?"
62581"What were you saying about a 'mimir' before?"
62582"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62583"Hmmm. I had some other questions..."
62584"Let's continue this another time."
62585"Mimirs are encyclopedias of knowledge. The owner may ask them questions, and if they possess the knowledge, they will inform the user of what it knows."
62586"And Morte is a mimir?"
62587"Well, Morte isn't a mimir - it turns out I pried him off the Pillar of Skulls in Baator a long time ago."
62588"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62589"Hmmm. I had some other questions..."
62590"Let's continue this another time."
62591"I don't believe so. Morte lacks the silvery metal that mimirs customarily have. And he seems to have an attitude of his own. Such qualities are not present in conventional mimirs." Grace shrugs slightly. "He *may* be one, but he's unlike any I've ever encountered."
62592"I believe Morte is a mimir."
62593"Morte told me he is a mimir."
62594"I don't believe Morte is a mimir, either."
62595"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62596"Hmmm. I had some other questions..."
62597"Let's continue this another time."
62598"Then enough has been said on the subject."
62599"I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62600"I had some other questions..."
62601"Let's move out, then."
62602"Did he? Most curious. Very well, then."
62603"I believe him."
62604"But I don't think I believe him."
62605"I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62606"I had some other questions..."
62607"Let's move out, then."
62608"Perhaps there is some test to verify his authenticity... but I would not do one if you value him as a friend. If you do, then you must accept what he has told you."
62609"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62610"I had some other questions..."
62611"All right. That's all I wished to discuss."
62612"That would explain his reservoir of knowledge. However -" Fall-from-Grace pauses. "One can only end up on the Pillar under certain circumstances."
62613"What circumstances?"
62614"I'm familiar with them - you have to have told a lie that led another to their death, correct?"
62615"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62616"I had some other questions..."
62617"That's all I wished to discuss. Let's move out."
62618"The Pillar of Skulls is a pillar of living heads, composed of those whose lies sent others to their deaths. It can answer a number of questions as it knows a great deal, but expects a great deal of payment for its services."
62619"So to end up there, Morte must have told a lie that resulted in someone getting killed?"
62620"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62621"Hmmmm. I had some other questions..."
62622"All right. That's all I wished to discuss."
62623NULL NODE
62624"That is correct."
62625"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62626"I had some other questions..."
62627"Hmmm. Maybe I'll ask him about that. For now, let's move on."
62628"Dak'kon?" Grace raises an eyebrow. "He's most uncommon for a githzerai."
62629"Really? In what way?"
62630"Never mind. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62631"Forget it for the moment. I had some other questions..."
62632"Let's discuss this later. For now, let's move on."
62633"Well, he obeys you. That alone would mark him as a pariah among his people. His entire race were once slaves, and even the *reminder* of servitude to them is... distasteful."
62634"Yes, he made a promise to me long ago to serve me until I died. It was after I saved his life, and he did not know that I was immortal."
62635"Anything else?"
62636"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62637"I had some other questions..."
62638"Let's discuss this later. For now, let's move on."
62639"Truly? As a githzerai... he must be suffering, indeed. How did you save his life?"
62640"After he fell from Shra'kt'lor, one of my previous incarnations came to him as he lay dying in Limbo and gave him the Unbroken Circle of Zerthimon, that religious text he has."
62641"I don't know. It was another incarnation that saved him, and I have no knowledge of the incident. Is there anything else you can tell me about him?"
62642"It's a long tale. Look, I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62643"Never mind. I had some other questions..."
62644"I'll tell you some other time. For now, let's move on."
62645"If I may ask, do you know *why* the incarnation saved his life?"
62646"I think I saved him because of his *karach* blade."
62647"I don't know; his motives are a mystery to me. Is there anything else you can tell me about Dak'kon?"
62648"It's a long tale. Look, I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62649"Never mind. I had some other questions..."
62650"I'll tell you some other time. For now, let's move on."
62651"Curious." Fall-from-Grace is silent for a moment. "You know, a blade that reflects the will of the wielder is a potent weapon if the wielder knows himself."
62652"Perhaps that is why I saved him, then. Is there anything else you can tell me about Dak'kon?"
62653"Probably. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62654"I had some other questions..."
62655"Let's move on."
62656"Dak'kon approaches everything in an orderly fashion. Again, most curious for a githzerai. They tend to be unpredictable - they follow their impulses rather than plan."
62657"Anything else?"
62658"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62659"I had some other questions..."
62660"Let's move on."
62661"He seems a most pious githzerai and a steadfast ally."
62662"That he is. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62663"Indeed. I had some other questions..."
62664"I know. Let's move on."
62665"Nordom is a rogue modron. Even though some traces of chaos have worked their way into his system, he is still an extremely logical, ordered creature. This logic can be of great help in one's travels. Furthermore, if he perceives you as a leader, then he will be unquestioningly loyal."
62666"Troubles may arise should Nordom be faced with any social situation requiring etiquette... such things are not well understood, even by normal modrons." She pauses. "I would offer you some advice concerning Nordom, if you would hear it."
62667"Of course. What is it?"
62668"Not at the moment. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62669"Perhaps later. I had some other questions..."
62670"Not now - let's move out."
62671"Nordom's existence has been shaken - the more you help him make sense of his situation, his place in this party's hierarchy, and what led him to the state he is in now may help him to focus himself better. It is a thought."
62672"I may follow your advice. For now, I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62673"I will speak to him later. I had some other questions..."
62674"Hmmm. I may see what I can do, then. Thanks. Let's move on."
62675"You would be wise to travel with him no longer. He is insane, and he has proven capable of great acts of destruction. As I understand it, he was transformed into a conduit to the Elemental Plane of Fire... such a transformation would have killed many mortals."
62676"Not only did he *survive* such a trial, but he thrived. He possesses tremendous power - should he be forced into a confrontation, I would fear for the chances of anyone who stood against him. I pray it does not come to that."
62677"If Ignus is so powerful, why doesn't he just attack everything he sees? Why does he even travel with us?"
62678"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62679"I hope so, too. I had some other questions..."
62680"Hmmm. Let's move on."
62681"I do not know. But I do not think it is because he likes our company; in fact, I think he considers all of us irrelevant except for you."
62682"I think it's because I was his teacher in the past."
62683"Me? Why me?"
62684"I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62685"I had some other questions..."
62686"Hmmm. Let's move on."
62687"Again, I do not know. Still, haven't you noticed that when you ask him to do something, he *obeys?* Without question. Were I to make the same request, the last thing I would receive would be his compliance."
62688"I think it's because I was his teacher in the past."
62689"I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62690"I had some other questions..."
62691"Hmmm. Let's move on."
62692"You were his teacher?"
62693"Yes... one of my previous incarnations taught him the Art, but I don't think it was a kind lesson. I think, in some dim way, he still considers me his master."
62694"Forget it. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62695"It's a long tale. For now, I had some other questions..."
62696"We'll continue this some other time. For now, let's move on."
62697Fall-from-Grace nods thoughtfully. "That would explain a great deal." She studies your features for a moment. "Did the realization trouble you?"
62698"I am not responsible for what Ignus has become. Does the realization trouble me? No."
62699"I feel some responsibility - I think the means by which I taught Ignus may have contributed to his madness. But I do not know for sure."
62700"Yes, it did. I regret that my past lives touched Ignus and burned him so."
62701"I don't want to discuss it right now. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62702"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
62703"We'll discuss this some other time. Let's move on."
62704"Ignus burns within, with such fires that Baator itself would be shamed. He has become more than a sorcerer, more than a man. He has become a force. I can't help but wonder if that was part of his nature before he crossed paths with you."
62705"I don't know. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62706"Hmmm. I had some other questions..."
62707"We'll discuss this some other time. Let's move on."
62708"Any involvement with Mercykillers is an undertaking with many risks. I fear that with Vhailor, such risks are magnified. Justice is more than an obsession with him; justice is a *part* of him. Be careful how you act and carry yourself, for he is watching us all carefully. It is the nature of a Mercykiller."
62709"I've got something to confess... I think I'm the reason that Vhailor was caged in that cell beneath Curst for so long."
62710"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62711"I had some other questions..."
62712"Very well. Let's move on."
62713"What do you mean?"
62714"I had a memory... I recall trapping him in the cell because he had been pursuing me so long. But I didn't want to kill him, just keep him prisoner, keep him out of the way."
62715"Never mind. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62716"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
62717"We'll discuss this some other time. Let's move on."
62718"If he had been pursuing you, why would you have imprisoned him? Why not just kill him?"
62719"Well, I'm not sure I *could* have killed him - death had a chance at it, and from the looks of it, it didn't do a very good job."
62720"You know, this will sound odd, but I have a strange feeling that I didn't kill him BECAUSE he could kill me."
62721"Never mind. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62722"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
62723"We'll discuss this some other time. Let's move on."
62724"That is true. Belief sustains him, and belief is a powerful thing."
62725"You know, this will sound odd, but I have a strange feeling that I didn't kill him BECAUSE he could kill me."
62726"It is. Look, I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62727"I had some other questions..."
62728"Let's move on."
62729Fall-from-Grace nods. "Even an immortal may want to leave an opening for mortality to creep in. There are many for whom immortality is *not* a blessing. You may have wished Vhailor be kept in case immortality one day became too much for you to bear."
62730"I see. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62731"Hmmm. I had some other questions..."
62732"Interesting thought. Let's move on."
62733"Do you know anything else that might prove helpful?"
62734"Well, shadows keep coming to kill me - I have a feeling they're following me, but I don't know why."
62735"Well, I think there's someone out to murder me... so much so I built a tomb trap to try and kill them. According to an inscription in the tomb, he's been coming after me... for, well, as long as my incarnations can remember, it seems."
62736"One other thing: I wasn't always immortal... Ravel made me that way."
62737"When I spoke to Ravel, she said that the tattoos on my skin spoke of a 'war of fiends.' Do you know what she meant?"
62738"Well, the Pillar of Skulls told me that I 'cast a shadow on existence' - that whenever I die, another dies in my place."
62739"Trias said that there is a 'keeper' in this Fortress of Regrets, and that he holds my mortality prisoner."
62740"Nothing of importance, actually. I had some other questions..."
62741"Never mind. Perhaps another time."
62742"Shadows?" Fall-from-Grace is silent for a moment. "Shadows are shades of the dead. They do not tend to hunt, they tend to lie in wait for victims. Curious."
62743"I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62744"I had some other questions..."
62745"Let's discuss this another time. For now, let's move on."
62746"And Ravel did say that you were the caster of shadows - perhaps these shades are drawn to you in some way?" Fall-from-Grace taps her chin for a moment. "It is hard to say for certain."
62747"I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62748"I had some other questions..."
62749"Let's discuss this another time. For now, let's move on."
62750"Anything touched by Ravel's magicks are seldom of benefit to anyone, it seems." Fall-from-Grace's voice drops. "It makes one wonder how many times you have died... and taken another with you."
62751"I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62752"I had some other questions..."
62753"Let's discuss this another time. For now, let's move on."
62754"Then... whoever the killer is, he's lived a very long time to have pursued you so long." She taps her chin for a moment. "Could the killer be immortal as well?"
62755"Possibly. I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62756"I had some other questions..."
62757"Let's discuss this another time. For now, let's move on."
62758"Then that in itself is telling. This is not your natural state, which leads to the next question: *Why* did you wish to become immortal? Do you have any knowledge as to why Ravel did such a thing?"
62759"I don't know for certain, but I think it was to help me escape from a cage, to give me my freedom."
62760"I don't know for certain, but I think it was to help me escape from a cage, to give me my freedom."
62761"I don't know - all I know is that I asked her to do so."
62762"I don't know - all I know is that I asked her to do so."
62763"Not yet. I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62764"I don't know. I wanted to ask you some other questions."
62765"Let's discuss this another time."
62766"Most curious. That would seem to be one of the first things to discover... only by having a sound foundation in the past can you determine what the future holds."
62767"I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62768"I had some other questions..."
62769"Let's discuss this another time. For now, let's move on."
62770"Hmmmm. Ravel said something which interested me... she mentioned the war of fiends, which undoubtedly meant the Blood War. I find that most curious. That, and the plane where Ravel made her home often finds itself the contested ground in the conflict. Perhaps whatever brought you to Ravel involved the Blood War?"
62771"What's the Blood War?"
62772"What's the Blood War?"
62773"It's possible. I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62774"Perhaps. I wanted to ask you some other questions..."
62775"I don't know. Let's move on."
62776"Hmmmm. A 'war of fiends' undoubtedly means the Blood War." Fall-from-Grace nods. "You know, the Gray Waste, the plane where Ravel made her home often finds itself the contested ground in that conflict. Perhaps whatever brought you to Ravel involved the Blood War?"
62777"What's the Blood War?"
62778"What's the Blood War?"
62779"It's possible. I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62780"Perhaps. I wanted to ask you some other questions..."
62781"I don't know. Let's move on."
62782"It seems to me you must find this keeper and speak to him. I think the conversation would prove most illuminating. It would seem that this keeper does not want your mortality recovered."
62783"It's possible. I'd like to know any other thoughts you have on my situation."
62784"I wanted to ask you some other questions..."
62785"Probably so - in which case, he's going to be disappointed. Let's move on."
62786"She is strong and capable, and she is quite passionate. I almost wish I had met her long ago and asked her to come to the Brothel... perhaps things might have been different." Grace studies you for a moment. "What do you think of her?"
62787"I think she doesn't care for you very much."
62788"Well, I think I could fall in love with her."
62789"I consider her a friend, nothing more."
62790"I don't really care about her one way or the other."
62791"I hate her."
62792"I don't trust her."
62793"She has her uses, nothing more."
62794"I'd rather not discuss it."
62795"I would agree..." Grace smiles. "But I shall not let you dodge my question so easily. What do you think of her?"
62796"Well, I think I could fall in love with her."
62797"I consider her a friend, nothing more."
62798"I don't really care about her one way or the other."
62799"I hate her."
62800"I don't trust her."
62801"She has her uses, nothing more."
62802"I'd rather not discuss it."
62803"You might wish to tell her so."
62804"I don't know... I seem to leave this *wreckage* wherever I go, with Deionarra especially, and the lives of others I've touched. It might be best to leave well enough alone."
62805"I don't know... I seem to leave this *wreckage* wherever I go, with Deionarra especially, and the lives of others I've touched. It might be best to leave well enough alone."
62806"I don't know... I seem to leave this *wreckage* wherever I go, with Deionarra especially, and the lives of others I've touched - not to mention Ravel. Why she was attracted to me, I can't even imagine, but I'd used her as well. Maybe I should just be careful of my feelings."
62807"I don't know... I seem to leave this *wreckage* wherever I go, with Deionarra especially, and the lives of others I've touched - not to mention Ravel. Why she was attracted to me, I can't even imagine, but I'd used her as well. Maybe I should just be careful of my feelings."
62808"If I do, it will be *my* choice."
62809"I don't know... we'll see."
62810"Very well."
62811"I wanted to ask you about someone else..."
62812"I had some other questions..."
62813"All right then. Let's move on."
62814"Why?"
62815"Mostly the accent... and the fact that she's the reason I got dumped in the Mortuary in the first place, she's a Hive thief with a dash of fiend blood, and she's always sniping at everything I do. Need I go on?"
62816"I wanted to ask you about someone else..."
62817"I had some other questions..."
62818"All right then. Let's move on."
62819"Why do you travel with her, then?"
62820"She's got her uses - as long as I don't have to enjoy her company, everything's fine."
62821"Never mind. I wanted to ask you about someone else..."
62822"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
62823"We'll discuss it another time. For now, let's move on."
62824"Why don't you trust her?"
62825"She conveniently found me in the Alley of Lingering Sighs when I died, despite the fact that every other Collector is frightened to go in there, she's Pharod's adopted daughter, and she's a Hive thief with a trace of fiend blood. Need I go on?"
62826"Never mind. I wanted to ask you about someone else..."
62827"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
62828"We'll discuss it another time. For now, let's move on."
62829"Abstaining is acceptable." Grace smiles. "Sustained abstinence could prove difficult."
62830"*You* would know."
62831"All right, all right... I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62832"I had some other questions..."
62833"Perhaps so. Let's move on."
62834Grace says softly: "Torment." She studies the symbol on your arm for a moment. "Fell said..." She takes a breath. "That the flesh knows it suffers, even when the mind forgets. Fell said that the rune acts like a lodestone, drawing other tormented souls to you."
62835"I had some other questions..."
62836"Perhaps so. Let's move on."
62837"No... there is seldom the need, and I find that I cannot bear the touch of cold iron or even steel for long periods of time. In any event, I have a number of... natural defenses that tend to discourage attackers."
62838"Such as?"
62839"Oh. I had some other questions..."
62840"I... see. Let's move on."
62841"The kiss of a succubus is lethal to mortals - though they rarely realize the danger until their death is almost upon them." Fall-from-Grace sighs. "I can resort to it when the need arises."
62842"I... see. I had some other questions..."
62843"Intriguing... er, I mean, frightening. Let's move on."
62844"That is correct. Yves needs no more tales adding to her misery... and my tale would not serve her search for truth."
62845"Would you tell me?"
62846"I... see. I had some other questions..."
62847"Perhaps so. Let's move on."
62848"It is a long tale, and not as interesting as some would make it out to be." She sighs. "It is intertwined in other tales of war and slavery - it is not a pleasant tale."
62849"I would still hear it."
62850"I... see. I had some other questions..."
62851"Let's just move on, then."
62852"Very well... know my past is not a long one, at least by tanar'ri standards. I do not know if you are familiar with the tanar'ri, but we are a race of the Abyss, a staggered series of planes filled with chaos and evil hearts."
62853"Go on..."
62854"Never mind. I had some other questions..."
62855"I've heard enough. Let's move on."
62856"I am a tanar'ri, a fiend, a succubus... I grew up upon the first plane of the Abyss. My mother was a succubus herself - as I'm sure you are aware, succubi tempt mortals to bring their souls to the Abyss. My mother was among the finest, seducing countless mortal men to their eternal damnation. She now dwells in the Abyss, selling her children into slavery."
62857"Your mother sold you into slavery?"
62858"Never mind. I had some other questions..."
62859"I've heard enough. Let's move on."
62860"Yes, she sold me to the baatezu, the blood enemies of the tanar'ri. I think she rather expected that they would kill me - despite her knowledge of other subjects, she knows little of their culture and the delight they take in tormenting others."
62861"How did you escape?"
62862"Never mind. I had some other questions..."
62863"I've heard enough. Let's move on."
62864"The baatezu are a proud species. The thought a tanar'ri could best them at anything was intolerable to them. So I challenged one of the proudest of the pit fiends to a contest of improvisation, and my tanar'ri nature afforded me an advantage - you see, the tanar'ri are creatures of chaos, wild and unpredictable. The baatezu are more cunning, with orderly hearts. They understand improvisation, but they are not its best practitioners. And thus, I won my freedom - and my path brought me to Sigil."
62865"I see. I had some other questions..."
62866"That is all I wished to hear. Let's move on."
62867"What did you wish to discuss?"
62868"I wanted you to know that when I kissed Ravel in the maze, I..."
62869"To be honest, I am curious as to your feelings about me."
62870"I'd like to know your thoughts on my situation."
62871"Do you have any idea who or what I might be?"
62872"Never mind. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62873"Forget it. I had some other questions..."
62874"It's not important. Let's move on."
62875"Deionarra was the woman in the sensory stone of longing was she not? The one who loved your previous incarnation?"
62876"Yes, she was. I did something terrible to her, but I know not what."
62877"To that, I would say this - love may move the planes themselves when it is strong and true, and there is nothing truer in all of my experiences than the truth about how one *feels* about another."
62879"Perhaps so. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62880"You may be right. I had some other questions..."
62881"We'll talk about this another time. Let's move on."
62882"Before you seek to guard others from your feelings, know this - love is powerful, so powerful that it found its way into Ravel's twisted black heart and its touch caused her to value another more than herself. Do you not know the *strength* required to change a heart such as Ravel's? For all the pain it may have caused, I think there is something to be said for the good it has created."
62883"Perhaps so. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62884"You may be right. I had some other questions..."
62885"We'll talk about this another time. Let's move on."
62886"Ah - I deserved that." Fall-from-Grace smiles. "To that, I would say this - one's feelings for another may move the planes themselves, and there is no greater truth than what one *feels* about another."
62887"Perhaps so. I wanted to talk about someone else..."
62888"You may be right. I had some other questions..."
62889"We'll talk about this another time. Let's move on."
62890"She's a tanar'ri... a succubus, chief."
62891"She's one o' the fiends, one o' the succubi, she is. She'll take yer measure, then she'll take yer soul to the Lower Planes, so's she will."
62892"I found the... not-Dustman. She's too busy being dead to pickpocket anyone again."
62893"Something troubling you?"
62894"I'm here about the posting outside."
62895"Emoric told me to speak to you, Norochj."
62896Leave him alone.
62897"Don't worry - I already found him and put him out of his misery."
62898"Don't worry - I already found her and put her out of her misery."
62899"I could track him down for you."
62900"I could track him down for you... for a price."
62901"Farewell, then."
62902"I found the... not-Dustman. She's too busy being dead to pickpocket anyone again."
62903"Was something else troubling you?"
62904"By the way, Emoric told me to speak to you about another matter."
62905"Thanks... glad I could help. Farewell."
62906"I found the... not-Dustman. She's too busy being dead to pickpocket anyone again."
62911"Was something else troubling you?"
62912"By the way, Emoric told me to speak to you about another matter."
62913"Thanks... glad I could help. Farewell."
62914"By the hells, he's lost his memories! Damnation! He's useless to us now!"
62915"I am at the limits of my *patience* with your howling! Be silent, or -"
62916"Time is no longer in our favor. I will not stand here and squander another moment while our adversary is no doubt hunting for us. We waited long enough for him to awaken - I will speak to him *now.*"
62917The man before you resembles you, but he carries himself more like a force than a man. His eyes are watching you carefully, and as you study him, you feel him studying you. "So... it has come to this."
62918"Who are you?"
62919"I will not surrender my name to you or any man." The man's voice is rough, like yours, and it rings strangely in your ears. "As for 'who I am,' you should be asking yourself that - you are one of *my* incarnations. You made it here, with my clues to guide you."
62920"We - we are separate incarnations? How is that possible?"
62921The incarnation affixes you with a stony gaze as you approach. He looks like he is sizing you up for weaknesses.
62922"Who are you?"
62923"If you are a part of me, there are things I would know."
62924Leave the incarnation alone.
62925The incarnation is silent for a moment, then his expression changes to contempt.
62926"If there is anything I have *hated* about you, it is your countless questions - your desperate fumbling for meaning and answers." The man's voice is like a hatchet, and anger flickers across his features. "The time for questions is past. Now, you will *listen* to me. I was the first to breach this Fortress, and whatever it is that awaits us here was somehow able to defeat me. It will not best me a second time."
62927"You... sound as if you intend to fight whatever it is that lurks here."
62928The man gives you a strange look, then studies you. "Of course. That's the only reason we're speaking now. I'll need you to be the shell - but your mind must be *my* mind. Do you understand me?"
62929"You mean you intend to possess me?"
62930"Yes." He glances around at the spiked walls, then turns back to face you. "We cannot leave this place in pieces. Only one may leave."
62931"How are we to become one?"
62932"You must surrender your will to me - your knowledge and skills: whatever little you've managed to accumulate in your life may prove useful." He sizes you up again. "It ultimately will be but a fraction of my power, but it might have its uses."
62933"And if I choose NOT to surrender my will to you?"
62934"How do I surrender my will?"
62935"Yet you came here previously... and were defeated."
62936"If you're one of my incarnations, then I've questions for you..."
62937"Let me get my bearings first, and then we'll speak again."
62938"You have no choice in the matter. You do not know how to escape this place. I do. If you refuse to surrender with me, I will refuse to surrender to you - and neither of us will ever be able to leave this place. Only one may leave, and it will *not* be you."
62939"I could *kill* you."
62940"How do I surrender my will?"
62941"Yet you came here previously... and were defeated."
62942"If you're one of my incarnations, then I've questions for you..."
62943"Let me get my bearings first, and then we'll speak again."
62944"You could try." The man seems amused. "You do not have the power to best me, nor do you have the will to force me to merge with you. I would prefer *not* to kill you to escape this place, but it is a small price to pay for our freedom. It makes no sense that one of us die, when by merging, I could be strengthened."
62945"Why won't you merge with me?"
62946"How do I surrender my will?"
62947"Yet you came here previously... and were defeated."
62948"If you're one of my incarnations, then I've questions for you..."
62949"Let me get my bearings first, and then we'll speak again."
62950"With you?" He gives a short laugh, almost like a bark. "Because there is no gain in such a thing. You have lived a fraction of the life I have. I will not entrust my will to a neophyte such as yourself."
62951"How do I surrender my will?"
62952"Yet you came here previously... and were defeated."
62953"If you're one of my incarnations, then I've questions for you..."
62954"Let me get my bearings first, and then we'll speak again."
62955"In simplest terms, we simply lock gazes, and you surrender yourself. You will merge with me, and we shall be as one, with my mind dominating."
62956Truth: "Very well... I shall surrender my will."
62957Bluff: "Very well... I shall surrender my will."
62958"Yet you came here previously... and were defeated."
62959"If you're one of my incarnations, then I've questions for you..."
62960"Let me get my bearings first, and then we'll speak again."
62961The man frowns. "I was taken unawares. And I did not anticipate that my companions would be split from me upon my arrival... what happened after that... is confusing."
62962"So even if I were to surrender to you, then we could still fail?"
62963"If you're one of my incarnations, then I've questions for you..."
62964"Let me get my bearings, and then we'll speak again."
62965"Unlikely. I'm the only one who possesses the knowledge necessary to succeed - this moment is the culmination of centuries of planning. Many have suffered and died for us to be here... their sacrifices must not be in vain." The last sentence unnerves you - it is delivered like a speech, and there is no passion behind the words.
62966"I don't believe you, and I won't surrender my will to you."
62967"Yet you came here previously... and were defeated."
62968"And why should I let you possess me?"
62969"If you're one of my incarnations, then I've questions for you..."
62970"Let me get my bearings first, and then we'll speak again."
62971"Then we have a dilemma. I will *not* surrender what I know to you. This means you will never escape this prison, and we shall never find and defeat this killer of ours and be free of him." The man's voice becomes gentle. "If you merge with me, however, not only can we escape this place, but we will be armed with all the knowledge I possess. We will come to this adversary, I will defeat him, and at last we will know peace."
62972Truth: "Very well, I agree."
62973Bluff: "Very well, I agree."
62974"I'll consider it. There are other things I would know first."
62975"Let me get my bearings first, and then we'll speak again."
62976"I will indulge you - but only for a while longer."
62977"You are the one who saved Dak'kon at Shra'kt'lor. The one who imprisoned Vhailor. And the one who led Deionarra to her death."
62978"You are the one who saved Dak'kon at Shra'kt'lor. And the one who imprisoned Vhailor."
62982"You are the one who saved Dak'kon at Shra'kt'lor. And the one who led Deionarra to her death."
62983"You are the one who imprisoned Vhailor. And the one who led Deionarra to her death."
62984"You are the one who saved Dak'kon at Shra'kt'lor."
62985"You are the one who imprisoned Vhailor beneath Curst."
62986"You are the one who led Deionarra to her death."
62987"You gave Dak'kon the Unbroken Circle of Zerthimon. Why?"
62988"What was the purpose of saving Dak'kon at Shra'kt'lor?"
62989"You saved Dak'kon at Shra'kt'lor because of his blade. Why?"
62990"What was the purpose of imprisoning Vhailor?"
62991"Why did Deionarra have to die?"
62992"Why did Deionarra have to die?"
62993"Tell me about Xachariah."
62994"What happened to the archer that traveled here to the Fortress?"
62995"Are you the one who taught Ignus the Art?"
62996"You built that tomb beneath Sigil, didn't you? The one with the traps?"
62997"You built that tomb beneath Sigil, didn't you? The one with the traps?"
62998"Were you the one who pried Morte off the Pillar of Skulls?"
62999"Who are these others?"
63000"Who is that other version of us?"
63001"Who is that other version of us?"
63002"Who were those other versions of us?"
63003"How do I escape this place?"
63004"Do you still intend to fight whatever it is that lurks here?"
63005Truth: "I intend to merge with you."
63006Bluff: "I intend to merge with you."
63007"I will not merge with you - you will merge with me."
63008"Were you responsible for the tattoos on my back? The ones I read when I woke up in the Mortuary."
63009"Were you the one who asked Pharod to get the Bronze Sphere from the catacombs?"
63010"I have nothing more to say for the moment. We'll speak again... later."
63015Male Curst Townsperson
63029The man's eyes narrow. "What of it? All of it was done with a purpose."
63030"You gave Dak'kon the Unbroken Circle of Zerthimon. Why?"
63031"What was the purpose of saving Dak'kon at Shra'kt'lor?"
63032"You saved Dak'kon because of his blade. Why?"
63033"What was the purpose of imprisoning Vhailor?"
63034"Why did Deionarra have to die?"
63035"Why did Deionarra have to die?"
63036"The Unbroken Circle? That collection of lies? Yes, it was a week's work to forge such a thing - it was necessary to make it so he would cease doubting himself."
63037"You *made* it? But you told him -"
63038"There is something else I would know."
63039"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak more."
63040"Perhaps they carry some truth - I know not. I know that they were tedious writings, but the words were enough to give him faith."
63041"Why?"
63042"There is something else I would know."
63043"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak more."
63044"Your ignorance astounds me." The man looks incredulous. "Can it be that you do not know what he carries in his hand? That blade he carries is shaped by his *thoughts.* Such a tool, when used properly, could slay the multiverse itself..." The man looks lost in thought, then his face sneers in disgust. "Though obviously, the gith became separated when we arrived in the Fortress, and I was unable to make use of his blade." The man frowns. "Unfortunate."
63045"There is something else I would know..."
63046"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak more."
63047The man shakes his head, as if weary. "Vhailor was becoming... tiresome." He gives a humorless smile. "Those Mercykiller dogs will hunt you across the planes themselves in search of 'justice' - and Vhailor was an especially persistent hound." The incarnation's voice drops slightly. "And he was much too close to justice for my tastes."
63048"Why was he hunting for us?"
63049"Why was he hunting for us?"
63050"Was he a threat?"
63051"Very well. There are other things I would know."
63052"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63053"Oh, any of countless reasons, some of which lie with me - and others, which lie in the *hands* of other incarnations." He flicks a glance over at the incarnation who was howling when you first arrived. "There have been many lives that have been blackened by incarnations with damaged minds. Some of us have created... problems. I believe in solutions."
63054"Was he a threat?"
63055"Very well. There are other things I would know."
63056"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63057"Oh, any of countless reasons, some of which lie with me - and others, which lie in the hands of other incarnations. As you probably saw from that deranged wreck that was here with us - there have been many lives that have been blackened by incarnations with damaged minds. Some of us have created... problems. I believe in solutions."
63058"Was Vhailor a threat?"
63059"Very well. There are other things I would know."
63060"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63061"Oh, yes - or else I would have simply killed him." He nods. "There is some link between him and justice itself, and that gives him power even over immortals such as us." The man gives a slight smile. "Especially if our injustices are great... and ours are of the blackest sort."
63062"I see... there are other things I would know."
63063"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63064"Deionarra? That girl had little sense of the planes in her, and that was what I needed her for. You see, the Dustmen have it right - sometimes when you feel too much passion, you cling too tightly to life to let go. And neither did Deionarra - as I hoped she would."
63065"Why did Deionarra have to die?"
63066"I... see. There are other things I would know."
63068"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63069Fiend's Teeth
63070The incarnation barely even glances at the howling one, and merely sneers.
63071"*You* blaming me for anything is laughable." He turns back to you. "It wasn't out of malice - though she did become tiresome. It's just that when I arrived in the Fortress, I didn't intend to stay. I just wanted to get in, sacrifice her, then get out."
63075FIEND'S TEETH Damage: 1-6 Crushing Special: 18/30 Base Strength +50% Resistance to Cold +10% Resistance to Fire +10% Resistance to Electricity +10% Resistance to Poison Speed: 4 Weight: 1 Proficiency: Fists Usable only by Morte These teeth are short, dull and radiate a feeling of unease. They appear to have been taken from a fiend of the Lower Planes, but their exact origin is unknown. Using the teeth grants the wearer certain benefits normally possessed only by fiends.
63076"Why did you kill her?"
63077"I... see. There are other things I would know."
63078"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63079"I needed someone to be my eyes here on the Negative Material Plane, to serve as a scout and try and find out who my killer was. Only the dead can survive here for long - so Deionarra had to be sacrificed so that she could become something other than she was. A tricky business, but it worked - she helped you, didn't she?"
63080Teeth
63081"You didn't have to kill her."
63082"Yes, she did. Perhaps it was the right thing to do."
63083"I don't wish to discuss this any further. There are other things I would know."
63084"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63085He looks at you silently for a moment, then his sneer returns. "And that is why you will be defeated if you confront our killer. It is because you are WEAK. And you do not see that some things are NECESSARY."
63086"That *wasn't* necessary. It was convenient for you. You should have looked for other solutions."
63087"You *dare* call *me* weak?! You orchestrated all these 'grand' plans for defeating this invisible enemy, and you got your ass handed to you ANYWAY, and some poor girl was murdered because of it. Maybe if you'd done your job the first time you were here, this wouldn't even be a problem!"
63088"I don't wish to discuss this any further. There are other things I would know."
63089"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63090"You DARE *lecture* me?! Women have always walked our path with us - whether Deionarra or Ravel or any other woman, and they have suffered, and it was always their CHOICE. Deionarra would have died for me if I'd asked her to. There was no CRIME."
63091"I won't discuss it with you any longer - there are other things I would know."
63092"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63093"The archer? Well, old sodden Xachariah could see things with his 'eyes' that I couldn't - and he could hit them with his arrows, too."
63094"So?"
63095"Very well. There are other things I would know."
63096"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63097"Well, I was walking into this Fortress blind in some ways - I didn't know what my killer was, so I needed someone who could see things I couldn't in case the enemy was beyond my visual range." He snorts. "Xachariah ended up dying too fast, though, so he wasn't any use in the end."
63098"I... see. There are other things I would know."
63099"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63100"I'd almost forgotten - yes, what a waste that was." The incarnation seems irritated. "Obviously, *that* didn't work. And it cost a lot of blood and coin, too." He frowns. "It was shortly after the failure of that that I decided to carry the battle to our killer rather than wait for him to show any longer."
63101"I... see. There are other things I would know."
63102"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63103"Is Morte still *alive?*" The incarnation stares for a moment in disbelief, then he starts laughing. "Ha! That piking skull couldn't be trusted farther than I could throw him - claiming he had information when he didn't, *then* I had to go through the torment of prying him off the Pillar of Skulls, then he *feigned ignorance* once he was off of it." The incarnation scoffs. "I humored him, since he'd told me everything I needed from him."
63104"Feigned ignorance?"
63105"Hmmm. There are other things I would know."
63106"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63107"Oh, yes." The man smiles. "Once a liar, always a liar. It takes a stronger mind than the skull's to give me the laugh, though."
63108"What was his game? What more did he have to lie about?"
63109"Hmmm. There are other things I would know."
63110"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63111The incarnation smirks. "It is of no matter. Let the skull have his secrets - they are worthless to us."
63112"Very well. There are other things I would know."
63113"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63114"Ignus?" The man stares at you, then frowns. "Is that a name? Who in the hells are you talking about?"
63115"You have answered my question. There are other things I would know."
63116"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63117"Other incarnations - reflections of ourselves. I will have them merge with me after I deal with you." He glances at the hunched incarnation, who was howling when you first arrived. "Or kill them if they refuse; it is of no matter. They are not necessary."
63118"I see. There are other things I would know."
63119"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63120"He is one of the other incarnations - reflections of my self. I will have him merge with me after I deal with you. Or kill him if he refuses; it is of no matter."
63121"There are other things I would know."
63122"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63123The man looks at you, then smiles incredulously. "I surrender to no man. It is you who will be absorbed by me."
63124"I doubt it."
63125"I shall not fight you this day, then. Still, there are other things I would know."
63126"Never mind, then. Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63127"Do you intend to fight me on this?" The man seems more amused than anything else. "You are no match for me. There's little point in resisting."
63128"Try me."
63129"I shall not fight you this day, then. Still, there are other things I would know."
63130"Never mind, then. Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63131You lock gazes with him... his eyes are like stones, and they start to drag you down...
63132Lock gazes with him, try and force him to merge with you.
63133Lock gazes with him, try and force him to merge with you.
63134Lock gazes with him, try and force him to merge with you.
63135Surrender your will and allow yourself to be absorbed.
63136"So be it, then." His eyes become gray like mist, and he gives a slight smile, as if in anticipation. "We shall see what your mind has in store..."
63137You feel your mind beginning to peel apart beneath the incarnation's gaze. There is no pain, only the cold chill of oblivion as your personality is stripped away, piece by piece, and blackness fills your vision. And suddenly, you are no more.
63138Fall into darkness...
63139You feel your mind beginning to peel apart as you lock gazes with him, and you *know* that his will is stronger than yours. If you persist, he will absorb you, and you will be no more -
63140Allow the incarnation to absorb you.
63141Rip your eyes away from him, turn away.
63142Tear away from his gaze and attack him.
63143As your mind unravels, there is no pain, only the cold chill of oblivion as your personality is stripped away, piece by piece, and blackness fills your vision. And suddenly, you are no more.
63144Fall into darkness...
63145You rip your gaze away from his, and you see his face twist in fury. "What are you *doing?!* Are you so weak that you cannot even face our future?! By the hells, what a hollow shell you have become!"
63146"Perhaps... so... but I still... have the power to KILL you... prepare to DIE."
63147"There are... other things... I would know."
63148"Let me get... my bearings... I shall return."
63149As you swim in the corridors of his mind, the first emotion you encounter is surprise - and his eyes widen. He is not absorbing you; your will is stronger, and it is consuming *him.* You feel him desperately trying to pull back, but he cannot - he is too weak, and your will blocks his retreat while drawing him deeper into your sub-conscious.
63150"This is the last time we shall ever speak. Return to death, where you *belong.*"
63151He looks incredulous for a moment, then he disintegrates, and you feel a RUSH of knowledge pouring through you, fighting to the surface... it's almost too much to absorb at once, and you find yourself disoriented. So much knowledge - so many experiences, that -
63152...and as quickly as it occurred, the rush subsides, and you steady yourself. The bits of knowledge swirl about in your mind, and you will make sense of them later. For now, only one piece of knowledge is important - that the incarnation did NOT know how to leave this place. He lied, to trick you into surrendering.
63153"Dammit..."
63154"You are wasting your time speaking to that one. His thoughts are all angles and spite and nothing more. Stop wasting time - there is much the two of us must speak of."
63155"Do not *threaten* me, you fool - I warn you. If anyone is the thief, it is you - you sought to steal our chances to settle this matter by sabotaging all my work!"
63156"I'd almost forgotten - yes, what a waste that was." The incarnation seems irritated. "Obviously, *that* didn't work. And it cost a lot of blood and coin, too."
63157The first incarnation frowns at the second; he looks like he is barely restraining himself from attacking the other. "Yet *another* thing you will answer for..." He turns back to you. "Though I suppose it doesn't matter. It was shortly after the failure of the tomb trap that I decided to carry the battle to our killer rather than wait for him to show any longer."
63158"I... see. There are other things I would know."
63159"I've heard enough. We shall speak more... later."
63160"They were other incarnations - reflections of ourselves. I wanted them to merge with me, but it is no matter. They are unnecessary."
63161"I see. There are other things I would know."
63162"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63163"Of *course* it was the right thing to do. I planned it for decades, down to the smallest details." His eyes take on a faraway stare. "Even so, it was a close thing."
63164"I imagine. There are other things I would know."
63165"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63166"The directions?" He nods, irritated. "Of *course* I was responsible - I knew there was a *chance* I might fail here and lose my memories. I wanted future incarnations to benefit from some... guidance. So I had the directions stitched on my back, since such things - like *journals*..." He snarls, as if angry at himself. "Tend to be lost so *easily.*"
63167"The directions were kind of vague, though..."
63168"Why did you put that warning about Morte on the back?"
63169"Were you the one who asked Pharod to get the Bronze Sphere from the catacombs?"
63170"I see. There are other things I would know."
63171"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63172"Are you a *fool?*" The incarnation looks exasperated. "The directions *needed* to be vague - I couldn't *spell* out exactly what was happening to us, so I left a signpost. What do you think would have happened if a Dustman had read them? Or someone even more barmy? How *quickly* do you think we would have been buried alive or cremated?"
63173"Very well. What about me seeking out Pharod, though? Why him?"
63174"Why did you put that warning about Morte on the back?"
63175"Were you the one who asked Pharod to get the Bronze Sphere from the catacombs?"
63176"I see. There are other things I would know."
63177"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63178"Pharod?" The incarnation thinks for a moment. "Oh, yes - the trash king with all the 'tough' bloods that thought I was easy prey..." He smiles slightly, as if recalling a pleasant memory. "After only a little bloodletting, I struck a bargain with him - he would see to it that if his men found me, they would take me safely to the Mortuary - and, of course, I needed the eyes and hands of his men to scour the catacombs beneath Sigil for me."
63179"What for?"
63180"For the Bronze Sphere?"
63181"I see. There are other things I would know."
63182"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63183"A sphere..."
63184"...made of bronze. Ugly. Feels like an egg to the touch, and it smells of rotten custard. Right?"
63185"Yes. I told Pharod it was the only thing that would save his miserable life... what a sniveling little dodger he was." The incarnation smiles at you. "You see, the old bastard was destined to end up on the Pillar of Skulls when he died, and he was desperately trying to weasel out of it. So I told him that there was an item beneath Sigil that would 'save' him from his fate, if he could only find it."
63186"But it *wouldn't* save him - it was just something you wanted him to find."
63187"Of *course* it was useless to him. One cannot dodge fate so easily." He looks at you, irritated. "However, nothing motivates a man faster than telling him what he seeks will save his soul from eternal damnation. I intended to take it from him after he found it. It's just that searching for it myself would have taken... too long." He smiles again. "And why should I do it, when I could have someone else hunt for me?"
63188"Actually, he ended up tricking *me* into finding it for him. Why was it so important?"
63189"Uh, yeah... very true. I'm sure one of Pharod's men, uh, found it for him. Why was it so important?"
63190"I... see. There are other things I would know."
63191Teeth of the Viper
63192"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63194TEETH OF THE VIPER Damage: 2-7 Piercing Enchanted: +1 Special: Poisons Target Immunity to Poison Speed: 2 Weight: 1 Proficiency: Fists Usable only by Morte These teeth appear to be a set of hollow fangs, much like those of a viper. Although long removed from their original host, the teeth still drip poison from their sharp tips.
63195"Important? Do you not know?" The incarnation becomes silent for a moment. "Do you have it with you?"
63196"No, it died with Pharod. What was it supposed to do?"
63197"No, it died with Pharod. What was it supposed to do?"
63198Lie: "No, it died with Pharod. Out of curiosity, what did it do?"
63199Lie: "No, it died with Pharod. Out of curiosity, what did it do?"
63200"Yes, I do. I brought it with me."
63201"It was a dead sensory stone." The incarnation is staring through you, as if seeing something far away. "Do you know what it contained?" He smiles ruefully. "It held the last experiences of the *first* of us. When we were one man, and not a string of incarnations." His voice drops. "If there had been some way of unlocking it, I would have been able to see inside his *mind*..."
63202"And see why this all happened?"
63203"Yes..." The incarnation's face has become somber. "It is the answer I have always sought. Why this happened. Why we became immortal." He sighs. "And I fear we shall never know."
63204"I brought it with me, you know."
63205"There are other things I would know."
63206"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63207"You *have* it?!" The incarnation's eyes flare. "Then your life had some use after all!" You watch his eyes flicker, as if thinking, calculating. "When we merge, I will see about finding a means to unlock it. Perhaps all is not lost..."
63208"What is the sphere? Why is it important?"
63209"I have no intention of merging with *you.*"
63210Truth: "Very well, I am ready to merge with you."
63211Bluff: "Very well, I am ready to merge with you."
63212"We shall see... but first, there are other things I would know."
63213"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63214"It is a dead sensory stone. Do you know what it contains?!" He smiles eagerly. "It holds the last experiences of the *first* of us. When we were one man, and not a string of incarnations." His voice drops. "If there is some way of unlocking it, I will be able to see inside his *mind*..."
63215"And see why this all happened?"
63216"Yes..." The incarnation's face has become somber. "It is the answer I have always sought. Why this happened. Why we became immortal." He studies you. "When we merge, I will see about finding a means to unlock it. Perhaps all is not lost..."
63217"I have no intention of merging with *you.*"
63218Truth: "Very well, I am ready to merge with you."
63219"We shall see... but first, there are other things I would know."
63220"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63221"*I* don't deal in the realms of perhaps and maybe." The first incarnation sneers. "I seek answers. It is what has allowed us to get this far." He looks at the third incarnation with contempt. "If we had left life in *your* hands, we wouldn't have even a fraction of the truth we now possess. And in that truth, lies *power.*" He turns to you. "You will realize that when we merge."
63222"I brought the sphere with me, you know."
63223"I brought the sphere with me, you know."
63224"We shall see... but first, there are other things I would know."
63225"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63226"*I* don't deal in the realms of perhaps and maybe." The first incarnation sneers. "I seek answers. It is what has allowed us to get this far." He looks at the third incarnation with contempt. "If we had left life in *your* hands, we wouldn't have even a fraction of the truth we now possess. And in that truth, lies *power.*" He turns to you. "You will realize that when we merge."
63227"I have no intention of merging with *you.*"
63228Truth: "Very well, I am ready to merge with you."
63229Bluff: "Very well, I am ready to merge with you."
63230"We shall see... but first, there are other things I would know."
63231"Let me get my bearings, and we shall speak again."
63232Teeth of the Fire Drake
63233TEETH OF THE FIRE DRAKE Damage: 1-6 Slashing Enchanted: +1 Special: 3-8 Fire Damage Immunity to Fire Speed: 4 Weight: 1 Proficiency: Fists Usable only by Morte These teeth look more like lumps of charred bones than actual teeth. Although their origin is unknown, it can be deduced that they were taken from some fire breathing creature. Using the teeth grants the wearer certain benefits normally possessed by such creatures.
63234"Anything else?"
63235UnderSigil
63236Curst Thug
63237"Yes, you're going to barsh an abishai."
63238You see Sharlene, the harlot. She gives you a sweet smile. "Hello again, cutter. What can I do for you?"
63239"I have some questions..."
63240"Nothing, farewell."
63241"Thousands."
63242Sound Processing
63243Music Processing
63244Turning this option off will force Torment to ignore sound effect playback and processing. This will free up processing time for other tasks such as graphics and AI.
63245"You know, Morte, on some planes they burn jesters for firewood."
63246"Your luck seems to blanket us all."
63247Turning this option off will force Torment to stop music playback and processing. This will free up processing time for other tasks such as graphics and AI.
63248"No, she's not pretty. But she might easily be beautiful."
63249You see a bored looking woman. She glances at you as you approach and frowns.
63250"Greetings."
63251Ignore her.
63252She sighs and glances around then turns her attention to you. "Greetings to you as well... What do you want?"
63253"I have some questions..."
63254"Nothing, never mind."
63255Her frown deepens. "Questions... Bar that, berk. I'm no tout, nor do I want to be. Pike off."
63256"It will take just a moment of your time..."
63257"Farewell then."
63258"I don't have a moment to give you." She pauses, reaches behind her back, and then has a dagger in her hand. "How about I give you a few inches of fine Baatorian steel instead?"
63259Attack her.
63260Leave.
63261You see a bored looking woman. She glances at you as you approach and frowns.
63262"Greetings."
63263Ignore her.
63264She smiles at you but looks about nervously. "Yes. Greetings and all that... You want something?"
63265"I have some questions..."
63266"No, never mind. Farewell."
63267She frowns and sighs. "If you must. Please be quick."
63268"Who are you?"
63269"What are you doing?"
63270"What can you tell me about Curst?"
63271"Do you know anything about a deva?"
63272"I must be going, farewell."
63273"Who I am is not important. Just ask your questions and I'll try to answer them..." She gives you an impatient look.
63274"Very well. I have some questions..."
63275"I must be going, farewell."
63276"What I am doing is not really your concern. Just ask your questions please."
63277"Very well. I have some questions..."
63278"I must be going, farewell."
63279"Curst is a city of liars, cheats, and backstabbers. The only person you can trust is yourself... and I'd think twice before I did that." She shrugs. "Keep that in mind and you'll do fine here."
63280"Liars, cheats... Does that include you?"
63281"I see. I have some more questions..."
63282"I must be going, farewell."
63283She smiles. "Absolutely..."
63284"I see. I have some more questions..."
63285"I must be going, farewell."
63286She frowns as she thinks. "No, nothing about a deva." She shrugs. "Ask at the administration office in the center of town."
63287"I will. I have some more questions..."
63288"Thank you, farewell."
63289You see a bored looking woman. She glances at you as you approach and frowns.
63290"Greetings."
63291Ignore her.
63292She looks at you apprehensively. "Uh... Hello. Whatever it is you want, I don't have it. Leave me be." She glances about.
63293"I have some questions..."
63294"Very well, farewell."
63295"Hmm... Well, be that as it may, I still don't want to be bothered by you. Go away." She frowns.
63296"It will only take a moment of your time."
63297"Very well, farewell."
63298Her frown deepens as she places her hands on her hips. "Alright, you don't understand my saying *no* the nice way... Do I have to do it the not so nice way?"
63299"Yes, you do."
63300"No, farewell."
63301She smiles. "Very well then... Go sit on a sodding pole till yer arse cheeks touch the ground, then spin on it!" She makes a rude gesture at you. "Pike off you barmy bastard!"
63302"Very well, farewell."
63303You see a bored looking woman. She glances at you as you approach and frowns. "I've had enough of you already, bugger off..." She turns away and ignores you.
63304Leave.
63305This person looks extremely upset at being in the prison. You can't get a response from them regardless of how hard you try.
63306Leave.
63307Improvise: "It is I. Do you not recognize my voice?"
63308Improvise: "It is I. Do you not recognize my voice?"
63309"In a place where *yeh'll* never find 'im. If yeh think to be taking him, yeh'll be needing ta get through me, first."
63310"If it gives me the strength ta gut yeh, I donnae care!"
63311"Enough of yer chatterin'! If it's a *fight* yeh want, then c-!"
63312"If - if yeh're gonna try an' get *past* me then go on n' do it! I..."
63313"*Shut* yer bone-box, yeh hear me?! Shut y-"
63314AH... THE FIENDLING GIRL.
63315WHERE IS THE ONE WHO BROUGHT YOU HERE?
63316YOUR WORDS HAVE PASSION'S STRENGTH. AND PRECIOUS LITTLE REASON.
63317CURIOUS...
63318YOUR REASON FOR FOLLOWING HIM HERE IS BECOMING CLEAR -
63319COULD IT BE THAT YOU SOMEHOW PERCEIVE YOURSELF AS *SPECIAL* IN HIS EYES?
63320FIENDLING, I HAVE WATCHED THE ONE YOU FOLLOW ACROSS MANY LIFETIMES. I KNOW HIS HEART, AND I KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN COUNTLESS OTHERS WHO HAVE FELT PASSION FOR HIM.
63321OF THEM ALL, YOU ARE CERTAINLY THE *LEAST.* YOU ARE A *THING,* BASTARDIZED BY YOUR PARENTS AND THE PLANES...
63322ANSWER ME THIS, AND YOU WILL KNOW SILENCE, CHILD.
63323DOES THE ONE YOU FOLLOW *MATTER* TO YOU?
63324"So. You are the spider that lies in the center of it all."
63325"I have many questions that you could answer. Your goals in this matter have not been entirely clear."
63326"My heart is neither black nor do I fear for my life."
63327"Someone precious to me is here in your fortress. I shall not leave until we are rejoined and he has resolved this matter to a satisfactory conclusion."
63328"My heart is neither black nor do I fear for my life."
63329"My companions, my friends, are here in your fortress. I shall not leave until we are rejoined and the man we follow has resolved this matter to a satisfactory conclusion."
63330"As gracious as your offer is, I must refuse your offer to abandon my friends."
63331"As for the 'small' price he will pay at your hands, it is the equivalent of death to him. I have traveled with this man for some time, and there are many things I do not wish him to forget."
63332"That is *your* judgment."
63333"The fact remains that I do not wish him to forget me, nor all that he has struggled for to reach this place."
63334"He has suffered much, and I find my sympathies lie with him rather than the arrogant creature that postures before me and fights as a *coward* fights, preferring to kill from a distance where his opponent cannot reach him."
63335"You shall torment him no more."
63336MY GOALS ARE NOT FOR YOU TO KNOW, FALLEN TANAR'RI. MY INDULGENCE IS ALL THAT KEEPS YOUR BLACK HEART BEATING IN YOUR CHEST. YOU MAY LEAVE WITH YOUR LIFE NOW, IF YOU WILL.
63337THERE IS *NO* SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION TO THIS FOOL'S ERRAND. YOU WILL LEAVE THIS PLACE, AND YOU SHALL LEAVE YOUR UNDYING COMPANION HERE.
63338FEAR NOT FOR HIS LIFE. THE ONLY PRICE HE SHALL PAY IS THE LOSS OF MEMORY.
63339*HE WILL FORGET.* IT IS HIS *FATE* TO REMAIN IGNORANT.
63340HE WILL FORGET YOU, TANAR'RI, JUST AS HE HAS FORGOTTEN ALL WHO HAVE WALKED THE PATH OF MISERY WITH HIM. HE EXISTS TO DIE, FORGET, AND DIE AGAIN. HE IS *NOTHING.*
63341TANAR'RI...
63342PERHAPS YOU DOUBT MY POWERS HERE, IN THIS PLACE. A DEMONSTRATION MAY SILENCE YOUR DOUBT.
63343SEEKING FLAMES Range: 180 feet Duration: 30 seconds Speed: 1 Area of Effect: 50 feet radius Saving Throw: None As the maintainer of life, fire is a true blessing. Yet as it warms, it also burns; while it is a blessing, it is also a curse. Its scorching flames distract and weaken all enemies who succumb to its effects. The Seeking Flames grant all enemy targets in a 50-ft. radius, -1 to Attacks and -1 to their saving throws for 30 seconds.
63344SCRIPTURE OF STEEL Range: 180 feet Duration: 30 seconds Speed: 1 Area of Effect: 70 feet radius Saving Throw: None One of the earliest teachings of Zerthimon, this incantation reflects what *knowing* that flesh yields to steel achieves: bestowing a greater advantage to strike and the strength to resist damage. Scripture of Steel grants +1 to hit and +1 to saving throws to all creatures that are "Friendly" to the caster in a 70 feet radius from the casting point.
63345SUBMERGE THE WILL Range: 10 feet Duration: 12 sec. / level Speed: 1 Area of Effect: 1 creature Saving Throw: None When the will is submerged, new strength is gained: The strength to endure and protect against adversity. With *knowing* the teachings of the Third Circle of Zerthimon, comes greater protection against all forms of attacks. When cast, a magical orb of protective energy arises and protects the recipient from attacks from all directions. It bestows an AC 2 against all attacks and +1 to all Saving Throws for 12 seconds / level of the caster.
63346VILQUAR'S EYE Range: 45 ft. + 15 ft. / level Duration: 30 seconds Speed: 1 Area of Effect: 1 Creature Saving Throw: Neg. Vilquar's Eye is branded upon the one who is foolish enough to cross the caster. Vilquar's shortsightedness becomes the target's vision, and soon the world is muddled and dark. If the targeted creature fails its saving throw at -1 penalty, the creature will be struck with blindness and suffer a -4 penalty to its attack rolls and a +4 penalty to the target's AC.
63347REIGN OF ANGER Range: 40 ft. + (15 ft. / level) Duration: Instant Speed: 1 Area of Effect: 1 creature Saving Throw: None Zerthimon's teachings allows the channeling of anger into streams of unerring missiles that quickly strike those that oppose you. This spell summons a magical missile that strikes its target unerringly for 3-6 pts. of damage with no saving throw possible. In addition, the caster gains 1 extra missile every 2 levels, for a total of 5 missiles at level 9.
63348IGNUS' TERROR Range: 75 feet Duration: 30 seconds Speed: 2 Area of Effect: 30 feet radius Saving Throw: Neg. Terror exists in many forms throughout the multiverse. This incantation calls upon one of the most basic, universal forms of terror, the Fire of Destruction, to destroy courage and strike fear into all adversaries. This spell causes all non-undead creatures within a 30 foot radius of the target point to flee in terror from the area, if they fail their saving throw at a -1 penalty.
63349INFERNAL SHIELD Range: 0 Duration: 5 seconds per level or (Special) Speed: 3 Area of Effect: Caster Saving Throw: None Even the Great Destroyer is halted by this mystical barrier. When cast, all fiery effects are absorbed and altered into healing energies. Works on caster only. The spell creates a fiery shield that bestows a 150% Normal Fire Resistance and 150% Magical Fire Resistance. The spell will expire after 5 seconds / level of the caster.
63350FIERY RAIN Range: 90 feet Duration: Instant Speed: 3 Area of Effect: 1 target/meteor Saving Throw: None Streams of fiery rain streak down upon the target, burning and crushing it into submission. The caster chooses any single target within range. Then, a stream of fiery meteors rain down and strike the target and surrounding area - one 'meteor' for each level of experience, up to a maximum of 10. Each missile that hits inflicts 1-2 points of blunt damage and 1-4 points of fire damage. Anyone within 3 feet of the target takes 1 point of fire damage as well.
63351BALANCE IN ALL THINGS Range: Caster only Duration: When hit the same number of times as Level / 4, or 5 seconds / level of caster Speed: 3 Area of Effect: 10 ft. radius when activated Saving Throw: None From the Separation of the People, came the *knowing* of Two Skies. From the *knowing* of Two Skies came the realization that hurting others, hurts oneself. This spell only affects the caster. Whenever the caster is attacked while the spell is in effect, all hostile creatures within a 10 foot radius take equal damage. It lasts for 1 attack per 4 levels of the caster, and the effects are not cumulative (you cannot have more than one Balance spells erected). If the spell is not triggered, it lasts for 5 seconds per level of the caster.
63352ELEMENTAL STRIKE Range: 90 ft. + 5 ft. per level Duration: Instant Speed: 4 Area of Effect: 1 or more creatures or objects Saving Throw: Special Globes of elemental force fly forth and explode upon impact. Those within range are caught in its blast wave as well. Like the magic missile, this spell creates a mystical globe of elemental energy, which will successfully hit its target for 2-8 pts. of damage, regardless of saving throw. It then explodes with a concussive blast that does 1 pt. of damage / level of the caster within a 3 ft. radius. If a saving throw is made then this concussive damage is negated. The wizard creates 1 missile at 7th, + an additional missile every 3rd level after 7th, for a max of 7 missiles.
63353RAISE DEAD Range: 90 feet Duration: Permanent / Instant Speed: 5 Area of Effect: 1 Person Saving Throw: None The most precious gift is bestowed upon all who were lost to the living. The Nameless One is able to cast it 3 times per day and is replenished when he rests. This spell restores life back to any slain individual chosen. No saving throw is required.
63354The guard stares bitterly at you. "He's dead already. Aren't you happy with yourself? Go down and talk to Keldor."
63355"Fine. Farewell."
63356You see a strikingly beautiful ghostly form before you; she has long, flowing hair, and her gown seems stirred by some ethereal breeze. Her eyes rest on yours, and you feel a strange, disjointed sensation, as if you are looking at several pairs of eyes at once.
63357"Are you Deionarra...?"
63358Before you is the ghostly form of Deionarra; her spectral gown seems stirred by some ethereal breeze. Her eyes rest on yours, and you feel a strange, disjointed sensation, as if you are looking at several pairs of eyes at once.
63359"Deionarra...?"
63360"My Love, at last I have *found* you... I searched for you after you were divided by the crystal - this Fortress spans hundreds of miles, and I feared you were lost to me." Her ghostly eyes take your measure, searching your bodies for new wounds. "Are you well?"
63362"I think so - the crystal divided me, but I am one again. Now I am trapped here, however."
63363"I suspect trapping you here was the crystal's true purpose. But it poses no barrier for one such as I." She closes her eyes. "Much do my eyes see, and the halls of this Fortress are well known to me."
63364"If you are trapped here, my Love, I shall see to it you are set free. Where is it you wish to go?"
63365"I wish to find my adversary and defeat him."
63366"I wish to go to where my mortality is - and recover it."
63367"I wish to rejoin my friends."
63368"I wish to rejoin my companions. There are things I will need from them."
63369"I wish to speak to you for a moment, and tell you how you died... and why."
63370"As you wish, My Love." She stretches out her hand. "Touch my hand, and the walls of this Fortress shall be walls no more."
63371Touch her hand...
63372"What are you speaking of?"
63373Truth: "When I brought you to this Fortress, it was my intention that you die here. I needed someone to remain behind so that they would serve as a link to this place. I knew because you loved me so much, that your love would stave off death and allow you to become a spirit. And that is why you suffer now."
63374Lie: "When you died here in the Fortress, it was because of the adversary that awaits us. He wished you to die so that we would be apart. I go to confront him soon, and I will have my revenge on him."
63375Deionarra's face is a mask as you speak the words.
63376Lie: "I am sorry, Deionarra."
63377Truth: "I am sorry, Deionarra."
63378Truth: "It was necessary, Deionarra - I am sorry that you have suffered."
63379"Do you *love* me? If you say yes, my Love, then nothing that has happened matters."
63380Lie: "Of course I love you. Even death cannot kill the bond between us."
63381Truth: "Though I did not know you at first, I have come to love you. Your suffering has become mine, and I have found that I will do what I can to help you."
63382Truth: "I am sorry, Deionarra. I do not. I never knew you. Perhaps if I had met you under different circumstances..."
63383"Then I will aid you, my Love. Tell me how I can help you, and I shall do it."
63384"I am trapped here. Can you help me escape?"
63385"Then... this shall be the ending of things between us, my Love. I have remained here for you - for no other reason. I will help you one last time, then I shall travel beyond the Eternal Boundary, as I was meant."
63386"Then I will ask this last thing and leave you in peace: I am trapped here. Can you help me?"
63387You see a strikingly beautiful ghostly form; she has long, flowing hair, and her gown seems stirred by some ethereal breeze. She is standing at the edge of the black stone causeway, staring out into the emptiness of the Plane.
63388"Who are you?"
63389Leave the spectral figure alone.
63390Before you is the ghostly form of Deionarra; her spectral gown seems stirred by some ethereal breeze. She is standing at the edge of the black stone causeway, staring out into the emptiness of the Plane.
63391"Deionarra...?"
63392Leave Deionarra alone.
63393"My Love! You should *not* be here! You must leave at once!"
63394"Why? Who are you, spirit... what is this place?"
63395"Deionarra, what is this place? Is this the Fortress?"
63396"This is the Fortress of Regrets. It is the place that holds the moment of my death prisoner, and I may not stray far from its halls. If you can find a way back to Sigil you *must;* if you stay here, my Love, you shall die."
63397"I'm immortal, spirit; your warning is appreciated, but death is the least of my worries."
63398"I'm immortal, Deionarra; I don't think I have much to worry about, even here."
63399"What about my immortality? Surely, I'm still immortal, even here...?"
63400She shakes her head. "No, my Love. There is something about this Fortress - the shell that surrounds it cuts it off from the rest of the planes. It is that shell that acts as a barrier to your immortality."
63401"A shell? The Pillar told me that when I die, another dies in my place. And if it can't find someone to die for me -"
63402"How could this shell act as an obstacle? That makes no sense."
63403"As I have maintained my vigil here in this place, I have come to learn the nature of your immortality, my Love. It is a thing which hungers for the lives of others. At the moment of your death, it claims another living thing in your place, allowing you to live. The soul that dies in your place is brought here, to the Fortress, as a shadow. I believe this shell prevents your immortality from finding another victim."
63404"So... when I die, another dies in my place. And if it can't find another living thing to die *for* me..."
63405"Then if you die in this place, it is the end, for there is nothing that *lives* here - so you must be careful. Return back to Sigil and leave this cursed place!"
63406"But - my allies are here: and that means they are inside this shell. What happens to *them* if I die?"
63407"But - one of my allies is in there. That means they are inside this shell. What happens to my companion if I die?"
63408"Deionarra, can you tell me anything else that might be helpful? What waits inside?"
63409"Spirit, can you tell me anything else that might be helpful? What waits inside?"
63410"My Love, if you have brought *anything* that lives with you to this place, then it is in terrible danger - both from the shadows and from you. Should you die here, your immortality will hunt for the closest living thing in the Fortress, and *that* is the one that shall die in your place. You must leave here, now!"
63411"I can't *go* back. So can you tell me *anything* else that might be helpful? What waits inside the Fortress?"
63412"There is no natural darkness within the Fortress, my Love, only the shades of those who have died in your place. The energies of this Plane feed them, and their hatred for you is beyond all reason. They will not permit you to leave." She throws a glance at the walls of the Fortress. "Do *not* enter, I beg you!"
63413"But - my allies are in there. I cannot leave them. Do you have any idea where they might be?"
63414"But - one of my allies is in there. I cannot leave. Do you have any idea where my companion might be?"
63415"I have to enter the Fortress. I cannot go back."
63416"If you brought others, then they were cast from you when you arrived - it is the nature of this place to divide living things... then kill them." She looks distraught. "The Fortress is a thing of many miles - finding your friends here will be difficult."
63417"I have to find them. There is no choice in the matter."
63418"One thing more..." Deionarra pauses, as if trying to catch a fleeting memory. "Within... within the chamber are great clocks..." Her voice becomes steadier, more certain. "Clocks which you spoke of once as having been the key to you escaping that chamber... when you were trapped there once before." She looks at you. "I know I cannot stay you from your course, my Love - I shall watch for you, and help you if I can."
63419"I brought your ring, Deionarra. I found your legacy to me."
63420"You have my thanks, spirit. I must go now."
63421"You have my thanks, Deionarra. I must go now."
63422"The ring still holds a part of me within it, my Love. When you carry it, you carry my heart with you." She closes her eyes for a moment, and you suddenly feel a warmth pass through you. Deionarra opens her eyes, then smiles. "I knew you would return to me with it in your keeping. Carry it now with my blessing, and keep it close to your heart. Through it, I will defend you."
63423"You have my thanks, Deionarra. I must go now."
63424"FIND a way, skull."
63425"What are yeh looking at, skull?"
63426"That tongue of yers is gonna get yer nose broken."
63428"How do you even get a chance to take a breath when ye're talking so much?"
63429"If yeh need to go somewhere, skull, don't let us keep yeh."
63430"I've *several* names for you. None of them fit fer polite company."
63431"Huh. I wonder how much copper ye'd be worth to the Dusties, skull."
63432"Death's too good for you, skull."
63433"Those eyes rest on me one more time, skull, and they'll be resting on the ground."
63434"Oh, well *ye're* one to talk."
63435"Skull, if you don't keep yer eyes to yerself, I'm takin' 'em."
63436"You're a right wee skunner."
63439"Donnae be fooled by that succubus... she's interested in ya 'cause of the shape of yer neck... it's just right for her to sink her teeth into."
63440"I donnae *trust* that succubus. She's a fiend, so she is! They're all a-like, waiting for yeh tae drop yer guard before sinking her teeth into yer neck. Don't yeh be takin' yer eye off that fat slat, or she'll turn on ya faster than yeh can blink. All fiends are like that, so they are."
63441"Oh aye, but the good part. She looks like she's got all the bad parts, she does."
63442"So, how long will you be traveling with us, succubus?"
63443"Well, ye're not permitted. I don't trust yeh."
63444"So uh... when are yeh heading back to yer knocking shop, succubus?"
63445"Well, it's where yeh BELONG, so maybe yeh should."
63446"Yeh better watch yerself, succubus. Yeh step outta line and start hunting for souls, yeh'll catch my blades."
63448"Well, I *would* take yeh at yer word, but since ye succubi are all perfumed lying harlots, I won't."
63449"You just keep away from me. In fact, maybe you should keep away from all of us."
63450"How much longer are yeh going to be dragging yerself with us, succubus?"
63451"Jealous? I'm not jealous! I don't even know how to spell jealous! I just don't trust yeh... and none of us do!"
63452"I've had enough of yeh and her! Go on and travel with her then, if yeh like her company! I'll have nothing more to do with yeh!"
63453"Oh, don't you 'Annah, look' me, yeh black-hearted harlot, I'll carve yeh, so I will! Always puttin' on yer airs with yer fine clothes and yer nose up in the air - I've had enough of yeh! Yeh can burn for all I care!"
63454"I can't stand anywhere. It's this, uh, legs thing, you know."
63455"I thought you were good looking, but I was mistaken."
63456"I stopped breathing the first time I saw you, fiendling."
63457"I have a NAME, you know."
63458"Interesting you should bring that up... cause just the other day, I was asking them how much they'd pay for you."
63459"You know, you'd be a lot more charming if you didn't open your mouth."
63460"Oh, but you already have my heart, fiendling."
63462"I can think of worse ways to go."
63463"You know, *you're* part fiend."
63464"She looks good from where I'm floating."
63465Thorp lets out a thunderous laugh and begins to beat his chest with his fists. "Thorp mighty warrior! Soon Thorp be warrior of stature." He settles down and gives you a serious look. "Then lady forgive Thorp for being oaf."
63466"Farewell, Thorp."
63467You see Thorp, the thokola. He gives you a friendly laugh as you approach. "Thorp good friend the smallie is back! What you want of Thorp?" He smiles warmly. "Thorp not forget you save life."
63468"Farewell, Thorp."
63469"As long as I am permitted, I suppose."
63470"I don't know if I will be going back."
63471"I'll be careful. I assure you, I have no such hungers."
63472"Not all of us, Annah. I would encourage you to be more open-minded. You have fiend blood as well, and you have many good qualities."
63473"Annah, jealousy is a two-edged blade. If you keep-"
63474"Very well, then."
63475"Annah, look, we should-"
63476BODICE OF THE GODLESS PRIESTESS Armor Class: 5 Special: Memorize 3 Additional 1st Level Priest Spells Memorize 2 Additional 2nd level Priest Spells Weight: 5 Usable only by Fall-from-Grace This is a bodice much like the one Fall-from-Grace, Madame of the Brothel of Slating Intellectual Lusts, often wears. The enchantments woven into it by Goncalves allow Fall-from-Grace to memorize twice the number of 1st and 2nd level spells per day as she normally could.
63477...you are standing in front of a freshly-slain corpse, rigor mortis making a mockery of its smile; the number '42' has been stitched onto its scalp. The zombie is lying on a slab, and you have just finished stitching up its chest. You have placed something inside, something that may prove useful if you come this way again...
63478Echo: "Keep these things safe and wait for my return."
63479Echo: "Keep these things safe and wait for my return."

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