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Ylandra and friends explored the obelisk of Orrisian’s tale and found the Altar of the Sea’s Embrace, a very special shrine to the Stormlord Charl.

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Category: General Roleplaying
Topic: The World of Elanthia

Date: 07/16/2016 05:20 PM CDT
From: GWYNNERS
Subj: Talon Isle and the Altar of the Sea's Bargain
Last night, I met up with Orrisian, who works on the Firebird. He was telling tales and altering items. At one point, he told a tale which caught my attention. I’ve edited out most of the chaff, but left in the parts where adventurers were speaking with Orrisian. Later, I followed up on this story and found something amazing.

Orrisian says, “The fascinating thing about gold rings is that their magical properties are not intrinsic.”
Dord quietly says, “I have a nice one from below the arena.”
Dord quietly says, “Lovely things to find.”
Orrisian says, “If you melted a lot of them down–let’s say three hundred and seventy four, for example–the metal doesn’t retain the magic.”
You ask, “Is that how many you’re up to?”
Madala says, “I wonder how the chronomages do it?”
Orrisian says, “However, you can craft a larger gold ring out of them, if you work the metals correctly. And it would retain the properties.”
Radurak darkly says, “That would be one big gold ring.”
Speaking to Ilande, Orrisian says, “Well, it’s old history now, but a good fifteen years ago or so, there was this Firemage named Thurfel.”
Orrisian exclaims, “And he did actually craft a massive golden ring!”
Orrisian says, “Let’s say that the Chronomages were less than thrilled.”
Ilande exclaims, “Oh! I’ve heard of that guy!”
Ilande says, “Though, I can’t say I’m familiar with his tale, but the name.”
Ilande says, “The name’s familiar. I think I maybe wandered onto an island named after him and swiftly died.”
Orrisian says, “I’d rather not irritate the Chronomages. I’m just curious how the rings work.”
Ilande says, “I mean, eventually. Eventually died.”
Areigha quietly asks, “Where is it?”
You say, “Thurfel has a lot of history.”
Dord quietly says, “I’ve heard rumors of a new village on his island.”
Ilande says, “Oh, the island? Well, I might be remembering the name wrong, but the one I’m thinking of I wandered to from Icemule.”
You say, “He has a keep named after him near Icemule.”
Madala says, “I think they’re plenty irritated right now already, what with that missing airship.”
Dord quietly says, “It’s no island.”
Orrisian asks, “What sort of village would be on an underground tropical paradise?”
Speaking quietly to Dord, Areigha says, “I wonder if I could stow away on this vessel.”
Dord quietly says, “It’s not worth it.”
Ilande says, “I wouldn’t want to get thrown overboard, caught mid-flight on an airship…”
Orrisian says, “Now, part of my interest in gold rings is that the ship’s home port on Talon Isle has quite the unusual relic.”
Orrisian says, “It’s a bit of a local legend here that I ferreted out of some fellow who lives in a workshop down in the catacombs.”
Speaking quietly to Orrisian, Areigha asks, “The miniature toy making guy?”
Orrisian asks, “But there’s an obelisk out in–what do they call it? Dangerland?”
Speaking quietly to Orrisian, Areigha asks, “Danjirland?”
Speaking to Areigha, Orrisian says, “Ah, yes. That was it.”
Orrisian says, “And it has a long association with the Chronomages–or whatever they used to call themselves before they settled on that name.”
Dord quietly says, “Pirates, I just think they are pirates.”
Orrisian says, “These ancient Chronomages, it is said, placed obelisks all over the lands in a great network.”
Speaking to Orrisian, Madala says, “Is that what they’re for?”
Orrisian says, “You would touch the obelisk and say, ‘I require the assistance of a Chronomage’.”
Ilande asks, “And they’d respond?”
Dord quietly says, “Now they make us pay gold.”
Orrisian says, “And you’d be pulled into their chapterhouse to be ferried about.”
Ilande exclaims, “Oh!”
Speaking to Ilande, Orrisian says, “They’ve evolved as an order, no doubt.”
Speaking to Orrisian, Ilande says, “I guess they must have, but it sounds like they had better customer service earlier on.”
Ilande exclaims, “I mean, pulled right up and let to strut about!”
Ilande says, “Wow.”
Ilande says, “Did it have a library? Now that’d be a place to stow away.”
Ilande exclaims, “You could read all sorts of fun stories!”
Speaking to Ilande, Orrisian exclaims, “Alas, this was all long before my time!”
Dord quietly says, “Feels like they once were lead by kind souls, and now pirates have taken over.”
Ilande asks, “I mean, pirates aren’t always mean, right?”
Orrisian says, “However, when the Firebird first docked here, several people stowed away on board and stayed with the ship to the Isle. They were ejected and, well, one of them found another obelisk on the isle.”
Ilande says, “Ohhh.”
Ilande asks, “Did they touch it?”
Ilande asks, “Like in the olden times?”
Orrisian says, “They did! And perhaps it was the sheer need in them, but the obelisk awakened.”
Ilande says, “Wow.”
Orrisian says, “No Chronomages, but it seems to have a connection to the Wehnimer’s obelisk.”
Orrisian says, “It’s a fickle thing, but I hear that if you touch the Wehnimer’s obelisk, you can step through the Isle sometimes.”
Ilande says, “Woah.”
Ilande says, “I see some obelisk rubbing in my future.”
Orrisian says, “Lords of Liabo only know what it’s doing to your body when you’re transported across all that distance.”
Madala firmly says, “I’m so trying that.”
Orrisian says, “So that whole fiasco ignited my interest in such teleportation magics.”


Date: 07/16/2016 05:31 PM CDT
From: GWYNNERS
Subj: Re: Talon Isle and the Altar of the Sea's Bargain
After Orrisian’s tale, I went to the obelisk to investigate. At first, when I touched it, the obelisk remained implacable and inert. Then I noticed it shimmering, so I touched it again, and was transported to Talon Isle. Talon Isle is fairly small, as near as I could tell. I wandered a bit, past some tidepools with incredibly colored fish in it. I tried to catch one, to see if I could, but I was not able to. Wandering further down the path I found an arch, and through the arch, I found a cliff. I climbed the cliff with some difficulty. Around this time, Dagwyn and Areigha came to also see what was going on, having been present for the story.

Climbing the cliff, with some difficulty, I came to the Altar of the Sea’s Embrace. An altar of sea glass appears to have grown straight from the talon itself, and it holds a glass orb. Touching the orb makes it shimmer blue-green, but otherwise I found nothing amiss. Extending my senses, I detected the presence of Charl. After some time, I leaned against the altar and fell asleep. I awoke at the North Gate of the Landing.

Had Areigha and Dagwyn not been present, I would have believed it to be a dream. But they assure me that they were there too, and they saw it. I have gone back to the obelisk, which is wooden, and not stone, many times, and touched it again. Sadly, it has not activated since.

~Ylandra, High Priestess of Cholen


Date: 07/16/2016 11:51 PM CDT
From: INIQUITY
Subj: Re: Talon Isle and the Altar of the Sea's Bargain
You guys made the Navigator obelisk in Danjirland actually work?

I love you.

– Xorus’ player


>Level: 46
>Strongest foe vanquished: an infernal lich


Date: 07/17/2016 09:16 PM CDT
From: INIQUITY
Subj: Re: Talon Isle and the Altar of the Sea's Bargain
<<After some time, I leaned against the altar and fell asleep. I awoke at the North Gate of the Landing.>>

Is this something that literally happens, or did you log off, and end up at the North Gate when logging back into the game? I was able to get to Talon Isle on the test server, but nothing like that happened to me at the peak. I used 130 to get back down. (Cast every spell I had at the orb, nothing interesting happened. Can’t take down a pattern in the rune book there for 740.)

I actually had to abandon gear and use an encumbrance boost to climb up it. It is a very steep spire, takes a lot of Climbing skill.

– Xorus’ player


>Level: 46
>Strongest foe vanquished: an infernal lich

 

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