The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Pike.

A little gully dwarf runs by and says 'Wordwrap Off 65 80.'
The gully continues 'Eyes hurt? Turn Color OFF!! (regular story dates)

Astinus says 'Enter the main library here to view only the author list.'
Astinus gently places an enormous book on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Pike' scribed in light orange ink.


Author:    Pike           
Date:      Sun Dec 27 11:49:52 2009
Subject     Rebel or Conclave?

When Pike was a young lad, he would get straight As in magic school.
After a while, the teachers just stopped giving him tests because they knew
that he would get 100%. he was so fed up with their lazyness that he started
to be lazy also. After a while, he got behind in school. Pike found out that
he was a couple of chapters behind. The school leader kicked Pike out of
their school for this. Since there was no other schools in the area, he
started to venture out. While on his journy, he heard more and more about
the Rebels and the Conclaves. He heard that the Conclaves had a school so he
ventured out to find out more about this Conclave. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Jan  7 04:43:09 2010
Subject     Apprentice

Versivius is startled by the knock at the door and yells 'Enter'

Pike enters the room.

Versivius asks 'How may I help you?'

Pike says 'Hi. I'm looking for a master, Sir.'

Versivius straightens up and looks at the young man before him and says 'A
master? Well you need to go see Lynx... wait a minute you no longer need to
go see him.'

Pike asks 'Why?'

Versivius says 'Well you need look no further. I'll interview you for an
apprenticeship.'

Versivius asks 'How long have you been at the Academy?'

Pike says 'Just a couple of days Sir.'

Versivius says 'So you are where I was a few years ago. New and lost and
hoping to find a Master to help you through your apprenticeship.'

Versivius says 'Ahhh. The good old times.'

Versivius says 'Well to start with do you understand that at the end of your
apprenticeship you'll need to undertake the test of magic?'

Pike says 'Yes Sir, I do.'

Pike says 'I have been studying magic for a while.'

Versivius says 'You also need to understand that the test is not a matter of
passing or failing. There are no right or wrong ways of doing things. All we
want to know is that you'll use magic responsibly.'

Pike says 'For the best and only the best.'

Versivius says 'No. For those who show they are responisble enough to be
allowed to wield magic.'

Pike says 'I am responsible.'

Pike says 'For all that I know.'

Versivius says 'Ahhh. The good old times.'

Versivius says 'Well to start with do you understand that at the end of your
apprenticeship you'll need to undertake the test of magic?'

Pike says 'Yes Sir, I do.'

Pike says 'I have been studying magic for a while.'

Versivius says 'You also need to understand that the test is not a matter of
passing or failing. There are no right or wrong ways of doing things. All we
want to know is that you'll use magic responsibly.'

Pike says 'For the best and only the best.'

Versivius says 'No. For those who show they are responisble enough to be
allowed to wield magic.'

Pike says 'I am responsible.'

Pike says 'For all that I know.'

Pike says 'Thank you great Versivius.'

Versivius says 'Well your master will set you tasks that you are to perform
to his standard. Wether it be cleaning his room or study and or cooking all
his meals.'

Pike says 'I can do whatever he asks.'

Versivius says 'Some of the tasks may seem mundane but you must remember

Pike says 'Of course.'

Versivius says 'I like your spirit Pike and so I'll ask Lynx if I can take
you on as an apprentice.'

Pike says 'Thank you Sir.'

Versivius says 'Now report back to me tomorow at dawn. I'll be in the
laboratory brewing some potions and by then should know what ingredients I
require.'

Pike bows deeply.

Versivius say 'Remember to see me at dawn Pike.'

Versivius tip your hat to Pike.

Pike says 'Yes Sir. I won't forget.'

Pike says 'Thank you a lot Sir.'

Versivius smiles and leans back in his chair. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Mon Jan 11 02:03:31 2010
Subject     A Master starts his true vocation, part two

Pike knocks

Versivius says 'Enter'

Pike enters the room.

Versivius says 'Good morning Pike'

Pike asks 'go anything for me today to learn?'

Versivius says 'There is a lot you still need to learn before we can let you
lose on the world.'

Versivius smiles broadly.

Pike asks 'Like?'

Versivius says 'Well what do you know of the structure of the Conclave of
mages.'

Pike says 'Nothing at all.'

Versivius says 'Mmm then we do have something rather important to discuss.'

Pike says 'Except lynx and jenderon are the head people.'

Versivius says 'Well take a seat and we'll get into the broad details and
then refine things from there.'

Pike sits down on the ground.

Versivius shakes his head and points at the comfortable couch in the
corner.

Pike sits on the couch.

Versivius says 'Well to start with yes Lynx and Jendaron for part of the
hierarchy but they are not all of it.'

Versivius says 'The conclave is broken in to three branches each with it's
own leaders and their subordinates.'

Pike asks 'Red, black, and white robes?'

Pike says 'I've seen people around with those three colours.'

Versivius says 'That is correct.'

Pike claps his hands together.

Versivius says 'Each of those is a follower of a different god of magic and
as such we all have different goals and views on magic.'

Pike says 'Okay.'

Versivius asks 'Can you tell me which god each of those colours represent?'

Pike says 'Lunitari red.'

Versivius asks 'Correct, and the other two?'

Pike asks 'Morgion black?'

Pike says 'and solinari white'

Versivius says 'No Morgion is not a god of magic'

Pike asks 'What is black?'

Versivius says 'You are thinking of Nuitari'

Versivius asks 'Now do you think you could guess how each of the three
groups of

Pike says 'Solinari is preserving.'

Pike says 'and lunitari is neither'

Versivius says 'mmm not quite that simple Im afraid'

Pike asks 'how are they?'

Versivius says 'Well the followers of Nuitari wish power to rule the world
with out regard for who is caught in the way and Story + what happens to
them.'

Pike says 'Okay.'

Versivius says 'They don't wish to kill everyone as they would then have no
one to rule over.'

Pike says 'Of course.'

Versivius says 'The followers of Solinari also wish to rule the world but to
them the well being of all the people comes first. Power is a means to and
end for them.'

Pike asks 'So one rules by being bad and the other rules by being really
good? In a way.'

Versivius says 'That is a very simplistic way of looking at it but yes.'

Pike asks 'So simplistically, Lunitari rules by neutrality?'

Versivius says 'We the followers of Lunitari prefer to balance the approach
as we realise you can't be good to everyone all the time. There are times
when you have to deceive people.'

Pike says 'Okay... I like that one.'

Versivius says 'Now as to the structure of the Conclave.'

Pike says 'Ya.'

Versivius says 'Each of the three groups has their own power structure.'

Pike says 'Cool.'

Versivius says 'And each of them has their own requisites for advancing
through them at the higher levels.'

Pike says 'Okay.'

Versivius says 'The agreement between the three groups is that the
preservation of magic is most important to all of us.'

Pike says 'Alright.'

Versivius says 'And to that end while we are in the Towers there is peace
between mages.'

Pike slowly states 'Cool.'

Versivius says 'But once out side the towers there is no such agreement.'

Versivius says 'I mean that while the mages of the different orders will
work together inside the halls of this establishment you cannot trust of
them outside.'

Pike asks 'So I can't trust someone like Jenderon outside of here?'

Versivius says 'I'd be very wary around a mage as powerful as him.'

Pike says 'I'll stay far away from him then.'

Versivius says 'It is only during times of war and strife that we really
need to mistrust the other mages but always be on your guard when you leave
the safety of the Towers.' 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Mon Jan 11 02:04:21 2010
Subject     A Master starts his true vocation, part two, part two

Pike asks 'So I can't trust someone like Jenderon outside of here?'

Versivius says 'I'd be very wary around a mage as powerful as him.'

Pike says 'I'll stay far away from him then.'

Versivius says 'It is only during times of war and strife that we really need to mistrust the other mages but always be on your guard when you leave the safety of the Towers.'

Pike says 'Otherwise we have a truce then.'

Versivius says 'Yes, there is a truce of sorts or the whole structure of the conclave would be pulled apart by petty bickering.'

Pike says 'Okay.'

Versivius says 'It's one of the reasons they encourage mages of differing robes to take apprentices from other robes. To help build a foundation of trust between mages.'

Pike asks 'Apprentices are the links then?'

Versivius says 'Not as such but when you have worked closely with other mages of another robe colour you come to understand why and how they do things.'

Pike says 'Gotcha.'

Versivius asks 'Have you got enough information to go and do some research on these matters?'

Pike says 'Yes.'

Pike says 'Thank you Master.'

Versivius says 'Next time we can discuss those mages who don't wish to be member of the conclave and the ways in which we track them down and deal with them.'

Pike says 'Good.'

Versivius says 'Good luck with your studies young apprentice. I will talk to Lynx about promoting you to Adept know that you have mastered the basics and are learning more about the structures.'

Pike says 'Thank you Master'

Pike stands up.

Versivius stand and escort Pike to the door.

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Tue Jan 12 07:00:03 2010
Subject     The New Drive to Excel

While I was waiting for me to be ready for Versivius, my master, to say
that I was ready for my apprentice test, I found most of my drive to excel
in my studies once again.

The Conclave Academy was harder than I thought, (I was passing, but not with
flying colors) I guess I was used to my teachers not trying to challenge me.

Versivius was hard on my ass; he made me sit down and study. He would also
have me practice my spells on the dummy that they have (I felt like an idiot
attacking a dummy) and in the end, it helped with my attack and my spells, I
could hit a moving target more easily and it did more damage.

Sometimes Versivius and I had private lessons; that helped me get some of my
drive back. He helped me find my passions, goals, and he helped me find a
way to memorize important facts, it requires a long lost spell that only
Versivius and I share.

I admit that once while Versivius was gone, I had a kegger, but who hasnt
had one? I was drunk, but he did not find out (Dont tell him about it). I
still need to find some of my drive, but thanks to Versivius, I have started
to get it back. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Wed Jan 20 20:14:33 2010
Subject     Spell Check meeting place

Versivius says 'Lets go on a field trip.'

Pike asks 'Where Master?'

Versivius says 'Deep within Wyvern Forest.'

Pike looks puzzled.

Pike says 'Alright, see you there.'

Pike bows.

Versivius escorts Pike to the door.

---===Deep within Wyvern Forest===---

Master Versivius stands here patiently.

Pike bows.

Versivius says 'Im guessing youre wondering why we are here.'

Pike says 'I am Master.'

Versivius says 'We are here so I can determine if you are ready for your
test.'

Pikes face lit up at the mentioning of THE test.

Versivius says 'I will see how strong your spells are. I will know if you
did a half-ass job on your studies.'

To be continued in next story. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Jan 21 07:38:18 2010
Subject     meeting place

Versivius says 'Lets go on a field trip.'

Pike asks 'Where Master.'

Versivius says 'Deep within Wyvern Forest.'

Pike looks puzzled.

Pike says 'Alright, see you there.'

Pike bows.

Versivius escorts Pike to the door.


---===Deep within Wyvern Forest===---

Master Versivius stands here patiently.

Pike bows.

Versivius says 'I'm guessing you're wondering why we are here.'

Pike says 'I am, Master.'

Versivius says 'We are here so I can determine if you are ready for your
test.'

Pikes face lit up at the mentioning of THE test.

Versivius says 'I will see how strong your spells are. I will know if you
did a half-ass job on your studies.'

To be continued in next story. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Jan 21 07:39:02 2010
Subject     lowering a violent criminal awaiting execution

Versivius says 'First of all, when I say a spell name, you cast it. Got
it.'

Pike says 'Yes Master.'

Versivius says 'Lets start with Summoning a violent criminal awaiting
execution.'

A violent criminal awaiting execution suddenly arrives.

A violent criminal awaiting execution appears frightened.

Pike is really confident about this test.

Versivius says 'Sleep.'

A violent criminal awaiting execution goes to sleep.

Versivius says 'Make your self invisible.'

Pike fades out of existence.

Versivius says 'Visible.'

Someone asks 'Huh.'

...

Someone chuckles and fades into view.

Versivius says 'Weaken.'

A violent criminal awaiting execution looks tired and weak.

Versivius says 'Slow.'

A violent criminal awaiting execution starts to move in slow motion.

Versivius says 'Blind.'

A violent criminal awaiting execution appears to be blinded.

Pike says 'Come here boy.'

Pike laughs.

Versivius says 'Plague.'

A violent criminal awaiting execution screams in agony as plague sores erupt
from his skin.

To be continued in next story. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Jan 21 07:39:24 2010
Subject     spellups

Versivius says 'Armor.'

Pike pulls a link of chainmail from his pouch.

The link expands into a glowing armor shell, bonding to Pike!

Versivius says 'Fly.'

Pik.'s feet rise off the ground.

Pike wants to fly about the room but restrains himself.

Versivius says 'Giant strength.'

Pik.'s muscles surge with heightened power!

Pike flexes his HUGE muscles!

Versivius says 'Haste.'

Pike feels himself moving more quickly.

Pike wants to run around room but he knows that will get him into trouble.

Versivius says 'Sanctuary.'

Pike is surrounded by a white aura.

The last spell made Pike feel a little tired.

To be continued in next story. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Jan 21 07:40:03 2010
Subject     non/combat skills

Versivius says 'Now, im thirsty and hungry.'

Pike and Versivius feels satiated!

Versivius says 'I want you to scry me.'

Versivius steps through a gate.

Versivius feels Pike's presence in the room.

Versivius arives through a gate.

Versivius gives Pike a thieves cloak.

Versivius says 'Find something special about it.'

Pike identifies it.

Pike says 'It has a hidden pocket.'

Versivius says 'Locate a colorful body pilow.'

Pike says 'One is in The Children's Section, in the vicinity of Palanthas.'

Versivius points to a violent criminal awaiting execution and says 'All of
your atack spells.'

Pike says REALLY FAST 'magic missile', 'chill touch', 'burning hands',
'shocking grasp', 'lightning bolt', 'colour spray', 'grease', 'fireball',
'energy drain', 'acid blast', 'chain lightning', 'prismatic spray', and
'web'.

Pike falls to the ground in exhaustion.

They all hit a violent criminal awaiting execution and a violent criminal
awaiting execution failed to exist anymore.

Versivius says 'Good job, you have passed the spell check. You are ready for
your test.' 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Feb 11 05:49:26 2010
Subject     Test Part 1

Someone knocks.

Versivius says 'Enter.'

Pike enters the room.

Pike bow deeply.

Pike says 'You wanted to see me master?'

Versivius says 'Welcome apprentice. I have good news for you.'

Pike asks 'Yes?'

Versivius says 'The High Archmages are awaiting us in the hall of testing.'

Versivius says 'We had better not keep them waiting.'

Pike asks 'Shall we meet them there?'

Versivius stands gathering his staff and checking that his robe is neat and
presentable.

Pike makes sure he is also presentable.

Versivius without checking if Pike is following and make haste to the
testing chamber.

Pike follows his master.

Versivius says 'Before we go in I must warn you that from here on in you are
on your own. The choices you make will affect the robe you wear once this is
over.'

Pike says 'Okay master.'

Versivius says 'Also know this, the what happens in the test is real. If you
die while taking the test there is nothing that can be done but bury your
body with all those that have failed before you.'

Pike says 'Yes sir. I won't disappoint you.'

Versivius says 'If you have any last questions Pike now is the time to
ask.'

Pike asks 'Do you think that i will pass with all that you have taught me
master?'

Versivius says 'You would not be here if I didn't think you were ready. Only
you can fail or pass the test now.'

Pike nod.

Pike says 'Thank you master for the encouragement.'

Versivius knocks on the doors and waits until he hears three voices as one
command them to enter.

Versivius opening the door he beckons Pike to go in.

Pike walks in the room.

The Hall of Mages!

The room in which you stand looks kind of blank. It has very little
furniture, but it does have three chairs. The three chairs look as though
they are meant for some people of great importance. This room has six
pillars; three on each side. Each pillar on each side has a different color.
In order from front to back: white, red, and black. This room looks as
though it holds some of the strongest magic that is known of. It has an
eerie look to it... like it has transformed many of times before.

[Exits: door] 
The three high Archmages are here waiting.
Master Versivius enters the room.
To be continued

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Feb 11 05:50:29 2010
Subject     Test Part 2

Versivius follows his apprentice and to the Three awaiting High Archmages
says.

Versivius says 'I bring my Apprentice Pike to take the test of High Sorcery
and I Versivius and here as witness.'

Pike bows to the Three High Archmages.

Three voices speak out 'Let him take the test and prove his worth to the
moons.'

Pike stands there patiently.

The room spins and Pike finds himself standing in the Courtyard of and old
keep.

Pike look around.

The Court guard says 'Follow me please Magus, Lord Ulshan wishes to speak
with you now.'

Pike follows a court guard.

The guard leads Pike into and audience chamber where a group of warriors
await and the Lord sits on his throne.

Pike bows to lord Ulshan.

Pike asks 'Yes my lord?'

Lord Ulshan says 'Welcome Magus Pike.'

Pike kisses Lord Ulshan's hand.

Lord Ulshan says 'Pike do me a great honor by bowing before a humble nobles
such as myself.'

Pike says 'You are higher up in ranking my lord.'

A look of surprise passes Lord Ulshan's face but he continues unperturbed.

Lord Ulshan says 'I have need of your services magus Pike.'

Pike asks 'What is it my lord?'

Lord Ulshan says 'It has come to my attention that our family once owned a
very powerful blade, it was lost when my great great grandfather died in
battle fighting a Draconian of considerable might.'

Pike asks 'What is the name of this great blade?'

Lord Ulshan says 'I cannot tell you it's name but from the records and
journals I have pieced together i can tell you what it looks like.'

Pike asks 'Then what does it look like?'

Lord Ulshan says 'It was a longsword with a Platinum hilt and a large ruby
was set in the hilt.'

Pike asks 'Let me guess, you want me to retrieve it? Correct? No?'

Lord Ulshan Instructs the guard next to him to take you to the sketch he has
of the blade.

Lord Ulshan says 'Yes I would like you to take a group of my finest warriors
and my cousin Ernoth with you for protection.'

To be continued. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Feb 11 05:51:18 2010
Subject     Test Part 3

Pike says 'Yes sir.'

Lord Ulshan beckons for Ernoth and the warriors to come forward.

Pike beckons for them to follow him.

Lord Ulshen says 'Magus Pike, It is good to know that we will have a mage
with us on this quest.'

Pike nod.

The other warriors don't look quite as convinced.

Pike says 'I will keep you all out of harms way just like how you are
supposed to with me.'

Lord Ulshan says 'I hope you can return with it soon as I would like to send
my eldest son off with it to help in the coming war.'

Pike says 'You will have plenty more time then you think with him.'

Lord Ulshan says 'If you need somewhere quite to prepare your spells of
location and traveling there is a court yard to the south of here.'

Pike says 'Yes sir. I will.'

To the south is a beautiful courtyard with a large lilly pond perfect for
scrying.

Pike goes south.

As Pike stares into the pond and concentrates on the image of the sword the
location becomes clearer.

An image of a dark cave appears in the water and in the cave is a skeleton
holding the sword described and shown in the pictures.

Pike feels like there is more to this than just retrieving it.

Pike creates a nexus to the skeleton that he saw in the pond.

Pike puts spellups on the guards and Ernoth.

Pike then spell ups himself.

Looking through the Nexus Pike see a dark cave but no sign of the skeleton
but is sure the spell worked correctly.

Pike orders the guards to check it out.

The guards baulk at going through first but Ernoth feeling brave steps
through the strange gate beckoning the other warriors to follow.

Pike follows the warriors through.

To be continued. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Feb 11 05:53:08 2010
Subject     Test Part 4

Pike finds himself self in a dark cave with what seems like no roof and
no walls. darkness encompasses everyone.

Pike cast continual light.

the light flares up in the darkness and yet the ceiling is still hidden and
the walls of the cave are still out of sight. this cave is very large.

Pike has people split up and look for something useful.

A chittering and scurrying of claws feet can be heard approaching as the
warriors prepare to split into groups.

Pike adknowledge the sound and tells the others to watch out.

Glowing red beetles scurry out of the dark towards you. A blast of heat
precedes them.

Pike yells for them to get out of the way and pike jumps out of the way
also.

Pike casts flameshield on the group.

Pike focuses flood waters towards the beetles.

The warriors look around for cover and realize there is none and so form a
defensive line while you attempt to protect them from fir.

Before the beetles can reach the warriors in front of him the waters that
Pike called forth engulf the beetles causes them to explode as their fiery
hot bodies are enveloped in water.

Pike nods to the group and says 'I think it might be safe now.

The warriors are visibly shaken by the beetle attack.

Ernoth seems to be unphased by the attack and seems to be scanning the
darkness.

Pike also scans the darkness.

Ernoth says 'I think I hear the sound of running water that way.'

Pike says 'point the direction.'

Ernoth points away from where the beetles came from.

Pike cautiously goes in the direction Ernoth pointed to.


Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Feb 11 05:55:06 2010
Subject     Test Part 5

 Pike urges the group to follow him.

The warriors take up a defensive position behind Pike and Ernoth and allow
them to lead into the darkness. After what seems like eternity the sound of
rushing water becomes clearer and almost deafening. t he wall of the cave is
now visible and it seems to be quite smooth as if cut away by water.

Pike gets ready for anything and casts iceshield on them.

Pike casts faerie fog.

A large under ground river rushes before you and the remains of a stone
bridge lie in pieces on either side.

Pike casts mass fly on the group.

The fearie fog called forth by Pike seems to reveal no hidden enemies and
casting fly on the warriors Pike soon has everyone on the other side.

Pike look around.

A tunnel leads into the side of the cave.

Pike enters the tunnel cautiously.

Following the tunnel, which is wide enough for a minotaur, leads the group
further into the mountain.

Pike casts earthshield on the group.

Pike casts truesight on himself.

Moving forward cautiously the group heads into the mountain.

Pike continues to look around.

The tunnel widens slightly and then after turning a sharp corner comes out
into a room with the skeleton Pike saw earlier.

The skeleton seems to be patrolling the far entrance to a second tunnel. 
To be continued.

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Feb 11 05:56:17 2010
Subject     Test Part 6

Pike casts sleep on the skeleton.

The skeleton reacts to the magic in a most unexpected way... It charges
towards Pike it's mouth open in a battle cry but with no lungs it's a quite
battle cry.

Pike casts magic missile.

Having closed the gap between itself and the mage while he attempts to cast
spells it takes a swipe at Ernoth with the sword.

An aura of pure terror emanates from the skeleton and the lesser warriors
turn and flee back down the passage leaving Pike and Ernoth to face it
alone.

Pike didn't ever believe the warriors would of made it anyway.

The skeleton grazes Ernoth.

Pike lets off a volley of magical arrows.

The volley pounds into the skeleton smashing bits of bone off of it but it
screams again silently and attacks again.

Ernoth manages to parry the attack and counters with an attack of his own.

Unfortunately it is just a glancing blow.

Pike casts magic missile.

The missiles thud into the skeleton and once again it howls silently.

The skeleton forgets about the warrior and instead swings at the mage that
is damaging it.

Pike manages to block the blow with his dagger but staggers back from the
energy unleashed by the sword.

Still realing from the blast of magical energy Pike barely manages to get
any power into the missiles.

The skeleton seems to get a wild look in it's eyes and lunges forward.

Crackling with energy now the sword slices clean through Pikes ear as he
attempts to duck out of the way.

Pike casts acid blast.

Pike raises his hand and a blast of acid strikes the skeleton warrior in the
chest completely obliterating it. The sword falls to the ground with a
clatter.

The holy energy in the sword shocks pike as he attempts to pick the sword
up.

Pike has Ernoth pick up the sword.

Ernoth screams in agony as he attempts to pick up the blade.

Pike uses conceal alignment and tries to pick up the sword.

The sword is a lot heavier than Pike had expected it to be but is truly an
item of great beauty.

Pike examines the sword.

It is a well crafted sword with a platinum handle with a large ruby in the
pummel.

Pike creates a nexus to the pond.

Try as hard as he might the young mage is unable to create a portal in this
room.

Pike retraces his steps to the nexus he first created. 
To be continued.

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Feb 11 05:57:09 2010
Subject     Test Part 7

Along the way you find the warriors now having calmed down waiting for
you and enroth.

Pike tells the guards 'Is this what you are looking for?'

Pike presents the guards with the sword.

The warriors get a crazed glint in their eyes and Pike feels that something
is horribly wrong.

The warriors look to Ernoth and then draw their swords and attack.

Pike uses sleep on one of the guards.

One of the unfortunate warriors falls into a deep slumber but the other 3
attack.

Pike easily side steps the attacks.

Ernoth still behind you launches an attack on your unprotected back.

Pike is completely surprised as he feels a dagger stabbed into the small of
his back luckily missing any major organs.

Pike casts corpse visage.

Pike manages to keep the warriors at bay.

Ernoth once again manages to stab Pike in the back but this hits a major
organ and Pike screams in agony.

Pike turns arpund where he can see everyone and casts chain lightning.

Lightning arcs from Pike through the warriors and into Ernoth and back again
through the warriors and among screams agony all but Ernoth fall to the
ground.

Ernoth yells 'Blasted mage why won't you just die!'

Pike yells 'DO YOU REALLY WANT THIS? I CAN HURT YOU REAL BAD IF YOU WANT!'

Ernoth is still twitching from the last lightning bolt but still almost
manages to break through Pikes defense.

Pike casts web at Ernoth.

A thick sticky web envelops Enroth.

Pike casts magic missile.

Ernoth struggles in vane to free himself and screams in agony as the magic
missiles hit him.

Enroth slumps in the web but cannot fall to the ground as he is held by the
webs.

Pike casts fire breath.

The web is engulfed in flame and the corpse of Enroth is set ablaze too.

Pike says 'There's no such thing as overkill!'

Pike slits the sleeping guard's throat.

Pike looks around at the dead bodies surrounding him.

To be continued. 

Author:    Pike           
Date:      Thu Feb 11 06:00:32 2010
Subject     Test Part 7

Pike goes through the nexus to the pond.

The nexus closes behind Pike as he steps back into the courtyard. Things
look different now. The pond is scummy not clean and the walls are cracked
and broken in places.

Pike casts invisibility on himself and looks for signs of life.

the invisibility spells does nothing to alleviate the sudden feeling of
being closely watched and out of the wall a spectre looms

A Ghastly Spectre says 'I see that incompetent fool is sent kill you once
had the sword has failed. Well this way I get to drain your life energy
personally'

Pike tries to gate to the same room he was last in.

As hards as he tries the gate spell seems to be blocked by some magical
force...

Pike asks 'What do you want spectre?'

A Ghastly spectre says 'You won't escape that easily foolish magus.'

Pike asks 'You want the sword?'

Pike says 'Ill make you a bargain for it.'

A ghastly spectre says 'I'll be able to take that from your corpse once I've
drained all the life from you.'

Heedles of Pikes attempts to bargain the Spectre lunges at Pike.

Pike shivers as he feels some of his life energy being drained away.

Pike casts energy drain.

The spectre moves swiftly from Pikes reach and screams in glee.

Pike manages to dodge this strike.

Pike casts energy drain.

Pike once again misses as the spectre quickly dodges and counter attacks.

But pike once again moves clear of it's sickly grasp.

Pike casts energy drain.

Pike screams in agony as the negative energy feeds back into him from the
spectre.

The ghastly spectre screams in glee as it feels rejuvenated by the young
mage's spell and says 'Ahh you seem to want to die.'

Pike casts thunderstorm.

Lightning crashes down all around the court yard causing bits of wall to
fall and strike the spectre.

The blasts of lightning also lay waist to the spectre itself and it screams
as it dissipates.

The room of the test fades back into view. 

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