August 02, 2006


Kalian Noreal sent the following report to TMN:

Greetings Para,

Earlier in the day while hunting deep within ZI with PAG, I noticed Melabrion's presence in the lands. Having been years since I had seen my Master, I sunstoned him to see how his research on things had progressed. After a short talk, he told me that he was close to a breakthrough with shieldstones, but one of his sarirs named Sarahia had become lost. I told him that I would keep an eye out for her. I had a few mystics try and locate the name but with no luck; her presence was not to be found in the lands.

Hours later, after getting back from ZI, I noticed Sarahia in the lands. I asked Xel to locate her, and he told me that she was not on Puddleby Island but could help me no further for he was busy in the bard field at the time. I next asked Zex if he could help me find Sarahia. We headed to Melabrion's Island and started the search there, only to find that she indeed was on that island but on the Gungla side.

I asked Lorikeet and Daimoth if they could help me escort Zex to find the whereabouts of the lost Sarir. The search led us right to the Khororan Villagers' stone circle in the southwest part of the island's marsh. We found her sitting behind one of the rocks. She was a bit shocked to see us at first because she had borrowed a ring from Melabrion and was now hiding from him. I told her that I was there to bring her back to Melabrion. She explained to us that she needed to find a source of earth power to test how to increase the shieldstone's "effectiveness." (See picture above.)

We suggested a few places and ultimately decided that Ha'and in Greymyr Village would be the best place to go to complete her test so that I could bring her back to Melabrion.



She concentrated and channeled the earth energy but could not control it well enough. The duration was amazing, but I had to stop it, because she was wincing. At the same time, I yelled at her to take the ring off. Melabrion thought over the sunstone network, "Stop her!" We couldn't get it off. It broke.


I had to bring her to Melabrion right away now. I couldn't stop at anything for anything or it might be my neck instead of hers.


We started heading out through South Pass, where Xel and Kani had tracked our location. Suddenly, Sarahia's shieldstone let out a burst of energy blasting Kani and then myself.


We jumped into the pathfinding spot in South Pass, but Sarahia found this to be the perfect time to get away. She didn't want to go back out of fear of what Melabrion would do when he found out what she had done. Sarahia made it all the way to the Orga Camp by the time we had caught up to her. There was a strong army of orga holding her within their camp. This was my chance to get her back and return her to my master because now that she was fallen she could not run away from me again! As soon as I got the chance, I slung my chain around her before anyone could heal her and I ran straight for my master's keep. All I could think in my mind was "it's only a sarir . . . not an exile."

She yelled, and she pleaded for me to not take her to him . . . for she would become "nothing". But I cannot disobey my master even if this might be her fate in the end. Melabrion has not made a judgment yet on what is to happen to Sarahia. He must now examine the ring and research the consequences of her actions.


-Kalian Noreal

Posted by Para at August 02, 2006 07:47 PM

Excellent report, Kal. Thnaks for sharing it.

Posted by: Phineas on August 3, 2006 10:34 AM
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