Lostholt Logs

A Temporary Truce — 5/22/04

In which Rayek and Mierin talk again, argue, and run to Savah for help; in which new visitors arrive in the Sun Village, exhausted from their travels; and in which a temporary truce is called between the airwalker and the Underworlder maiden he has Recognized.

A Mission to Lostholt — 5/26/04

Lord Winnowill has sent her Chosen out to contact the elfin tribes in a most urgent matter. Tsoran’s lot falls to Lostholt, where he is greeted as befits a Chosen of Blue Mountain; as Cutter is absent, he cannot deliver his message as commanded to Lostholt’s chieftain, but the wary elders of the tribe accept the message on Cutter’s behalf.

Meeting Akira — 6/2/04

Ynderra of Lostholt has gone on walkabout south to Cat Elf territory, in search of her long-lost lifemate Kai as well as her twin sister Myriel. She doesn’t find either–but she does find the Cat Elf hunter Akira, who escorts her into his tribe’s Holt and makes her welcome. Timewarped Log; Actual RP Date 3/3/04

Chat With the Cat Chiefs — 6/3/04

Kaer and Rahna, chiefs of the Cat Elves, come to meet a stranger that their tribesmate Akira has brought into their encampment: a wandering Wolfrider, Ynderra of Lostholt, who is in search of her half-Cat-Elf lifemate Kai, his mother Jeela, or her own twin sister Myriel. None of her loved ones are among the Cat Elves… but Rahna is intrigued indeed by the magic the visitor offhandedly displays when healing her own feet.

Myriel’s Returned — 6/13/04

PreyRunner climbs to the top of the falls near Mist Valley Holt and finds an elf there. Their encounter is less than friendly, for the stranger’s ends are as crazy as her appearance. PreyRunner brings the other elf down to the tribe, gets her bathed and given new leathers and a den to rest in till she is well and fattened up. The stranger eventually remembers her name–Myriel–but in her hunger she tries to devour an entire meal and gets a bellyache. StormCloud, the tribe’s herbal healer, tries to help her, but she panics. Many things set her off: too many questions, too much sending, certain words, plant mush on her hand. The rollercoaster of emotion knows no stops.

Myriel Rejoins Lostholt — 9/25/04

Myriel of Lostholt has spent several turns with the elves of the Mist Valley tribe. She journeys along with them on a hunt to feed the starving tribe as well as the humans who have been dwelling near that Holt, and the hunting party reaches the territory south of Blue Mountain, well hidden and tucked away from the main pathways. But MoonPool has wandered off, and Myriel goes in search of her to deliver news that her wolf Brownbrow is dying. As Myriel draws nearer to the Mountain she finds the other she-elf–but to her surprise, she also finds one of her home tribe, Strongbow, who tells her the shocking tale of why Lostholt elves have journeyed to the Mountain as well.

Battle on the Astral Plane — 10/10/04

The twins Imriel and Ryriel converge on Blue Mountain for a final battle–with a gathering of elves of many tribes who have cast aside their own differences to unite against this common enemy. Winnowill, Lord of Blue Mountain, joins forces with Savah and Suntop to confront Imriel in the astral plane while her Chosen and other elves fight with the attackers outside the Mountain. When Imriel and Ryriel are defeated at last, Winnowill emerges to heal the wounded below.

[NOTE: This is a companion log to “Battle at Blue Mountain I” and “Battle at Blue Mountain II”, from Imriel’s and Ma’at’s points of view, respectively.]

Battle at Blue Mountain (I) — 10/10/04

The twins Imriel and Ryriel converge on Blue Mountain for a final battle–with a gathering of elves of many tribes who have cast aside their own differences to unite against this common enemy. Winnowill, Lord of Blue Mountain, joins forces with Savah and Suntop to confront Imriel in the astral plane while her Chosen and other elves fight with the attackers outside the Mountain. When Imriel and Ryriel are defeated at last and slain, Suntop intercepts the souls of both twins–but while he allows the childish soul of Ryriel to be reunited with the soul of the twins’s mother, the mystic forces the soul of Imriel into himself rather than risk turning him loose within the Palace’s walls.

[NOTE: This is a companion log to “Battle on the Astral Plane” and “Battle at Blue Mountain II”, from Winnowill’s and Ma’at’s points of view, respectively.]

Battle at Blue Mountain (II) — 10/10/04

The twins Imriel and Ryriel converge on Blue Mountain for a final battle–with a gathering of elves of many tribes who have cast aside their own differences to unite against this common enemy. Winnowill, Lord of Blue Mountain, joins forces with Savah and Suntop to confront Imriel in the astral plane while her Chosen and other elves fight with the attackers outside the Mountain. When Imriel and Ryriel are defeated at last, Winnowill emerges to heal the wounded below.

[NOTE: This is a companion log to “Battle on the Astral Plane” and “Battle at Blue Mountain I”, from Winnowill’s and Imriel’s points of view, respectively.]

The Process of Healing — 10/12/04

Various elves are in the process of recovering from the battle, some still in rougher shape than others, and Winnowill is among those looking in on them. A party from the Cat Elves arrives on the scene as well.

The Strangest Meal — 10/13/04

Kureel and Strongbow not literally at each other’s throats? Kureel and Flashfire having a conversation that doesn’t spiral into insults and threats? A dinner shared among a wide variety of elves? Welcome to the Twilight Zone, Two Moons style.

A Reunion and a Warning — 10/14/04

After Ktai’s brought Flashfire to the Palace, she and the improving wolfelf get the chance to speak with Suntop and catch up on a couple things after many turns apart. A warning is shared in the process and after Suntop moves on, Flashfire and Ktai touch on a few more things.

A Most Unexpected Meeting — 10/17/04

As Ynderra of Lostholt finally journeys northward again after her sojourn among the Cat Elves, she runs into the last elf she ever expected to see wandering alone on the savannah–Doreel, the once-mad Firstborn, who has caused so much turmoil for her tribe. And much to Ynderra’s shock at herself, she finds herself agreeing to let the ancient elf travel along with her as she continues her quest to find her missing kin.

The Clear Skies of Sanity — 10/19/04

Ynderra and her new companion–the no-longer-mad Firstborn Doreel–continue their travels northward across the savannah; as they journey, the two healers debate the merits of Timmain’s ancient sacrifice that gave rise to the Wolfriders, and Derra begins to learn that the clarity of sanity makes this new, changed Doreel almost… friendly.

The Giving of Comfort — 10/20/04

Ynderra catches Doreel having a nightmare, and as he starts awake, finds herself freely and willingly offering the troubled Firstborn soothing consolation.

Healing in the Rain — 10/22/04

As they draw nearer to the World’s Spine Mountains and take shelter from a thunderstorm, Ynderra discovers that Doreel has been deliberately ignoring a growing collection of pains caused him by the rigors of their journey–and she is moved to offer him healing, to grant him a measure of temporary peace.

A Challenge of Blood — 10/24/04

When she and Doreel finally reach true forest following their journey across the Burning Waste, Ynderra discovers to her great fear and dismay that Doreel is not as stable of mind and soul as she had hoped–and she is forced to shoot him when he grows fixated upon removing her wolf-blood.