Eyreequel Posted October 27, 2003 Share Posted October 27, 2003 so this are a few i found in the Attic, all this is by Requiem ------------------------------------------------------------ The first dialog is triggered when the group is camping somewhere outside the city (wilderness, dungeon) to avoid frustration the characters should already be healed and have their spells memorized. Haer'Dalis dialog #1: "So my raven it is our turn of boring guard duty in the middle of a cloudy starless night, may this sparrow do anything for You to raise Your spirits?" PC: "If I remember right, it's not 'our' turn but 'mine', sparrow. Your watch is the next one." H'D: "Ahh! Details, details... I'm awake now anyway, so I can share my time with my favourite raven camp guard." A. PC: "Not calling me a watchdog? I'm not sure whether I should already feel coaxed or whether I should wait until You decide it's enough of the smalltalk and really start with the flowery speech You've without doubt prepared to impress me with." ->#2 B. PC: "And distracting me from duty, so a whole tribe of orcs might sneak up on said camp? Really my friend, try to get some sleep, Your watch will come early enough, let's continue this conversation another time." ->#2 C. PC: "Means that poetry or a lovesong of Yours coming my direction? Great gods spare me this!" H'D #2: "Became this sparrow really this predictable? Maybe I should think about something more surprising to please my raven with..." ->#4 H'D #3: "Aghh! The worst foe of the merry artist: The critics creeping out of their light- and joyless hideout! What could be worse?" ->#4 #4 Both H'D and PC are teleported away and materialize between a mage and an angry horde of monsters. H'D: "What...?" PC: "Where...?" Mage: "Who...?" Monsters attack and H'D and PC are fighting for their lives. The mage casts some magic missles on the monsters. After all monsters are killed: Mage: "Whew, that went far better than I hoped, even though I got two tieflings instead of the one demon I wanted." PC: "Hey!" Mage: "Oh, yes, almost forgot: Begone!" H'D and PC are back at the camp. PC: "Any idea what that was about, sparrow?" H'D: "Oh yes, the drawback of being planar, I fear. This mage must have stumbled over my true name somehow and tried to summon me, obviously he wasn't aware, that this sparrow is only a tiefling and not a fulltime demon of sorts. He must have been ill prepared and either very stupid or very desperate to try something like this under this circumstances. I'm very sorry he caught You with his spell as well." A. PC: "D@mned fools, who cast first and think afterwards! Should we ever meet him again we should speak a serious word with him. Anyway, it seems my watch is over and Yours is about to begin, and I've to dream up something about strangling a mage so I shall wish You a good night for now." B. PC: "See it this way, our first date couldn't have possibly been more chaotic, sparrow. And now entropy calls for it to end, as my watch is over and monster crushing makes me tired. Good night, sparrow." C. PC: "I knew it was just wrong to have You around! Chaos, entropy, whatever, it's time to travel into different directions, I've already enough problems of my own." H'D #5: "A lonely watch awaits the sparrow then. Sleep well my raven, I'll make Sure Your dreams wont be disturbed." -> dialog ends H'D #6: "Chaos and entropy indeed, so be it. This sparrow leaves Your sorry company, oh lonely raven." -> dialog ends, H&gibberlings3.net#39;D leaves the group (but can be picked up in the Five Flagoons again later, romance option is disabled then) -------------------------------------------------------------------- #1 H'D: "So my raven, what is the song called, and if You hum the melody, maybe I can even play it for You." PC: "Haer'Dalis,... do You mind telling me what in the nine circles of the abyss You're talking about?" H'D: "I'm speaking about the song about the heroic deeds You performed at the Swordcoast my raven, ...You are the charname who defeated the evil villain Sarevok, right? In a fight that lasted ten hours and caused a temple of Bhaal to cave in." A. "Well, defeated is not the right word, my friends and I were lucky we were still able to creep to the next temple to have us patched together again, this fight could have taken a completely different turn, my brother simply had less luck. And the temple was destroyed afterwards by the duke of Baldur's Gate.->#2 B. "Oh that song You mean, nobody is singing it here to the south, what is a pity indeed. They made me a 10 feet big barbarian from the north in it,... a male barbarian, and my brother Sarevok was transformed into a twenty feet big walking spike-armor with glowing eyes... on the other hand, that at last was close enough to the truth."->#3 C. "Singing my praise for slaying Sarevok? My brother was nothing but a fool whose whole grand master plan didn't work out. May Sarevok rot in hell and be forgotten."->#3 #2 H'D: "This god Bhaal seems not to have many followers on this plane then, but nevertheless it sounds strange to me, that his temple could so easily be destroyed. Which sort of god is Bhaal anyway? This sparrow can't remember to have ever heard of him so far. PC: "Was, not is. Bhaal was destroyed several years ago during a period we call the time of trouble. Several gods died back then or are missing since, like Waukeen for example." H'D: "A nice example for a victory of chaos and entropy over even the gods themselves then." A. "Only that Bhaal tried to cheat..."->#4 B. "Not entirely, that's my dilemma..."->#4 C. "Hmmm, yes, nice example, maybe I can tell You an even better one next time we talk."->#5 #3 H'D: "Sarevok was your brother? Now this sparrow is surprised, which sort of betrayal and intrigue could have led You to raise Your hand against one of Your own blood my raven?" PC: "He killed the only father I ever knew before my eyes and sent a whole bunch of bountyhunters and assassins after me, just 'cause he wanted to be the only one of our tainted bloodline." H'D: "I see, but tainted blood You say? This sparrow would never have guessed, but are You too a tiefling? I can't see any of the more obvious signs for it." PC: "I'm not a tiefling, Sarevok was and I am a child or spawn of Bhaal, and our fight took place in one of our father's abandoned temples."->#2 #4 H'D: "I sense some bitterness in Your words here. Why is this tale so important to You my raven? The sparrow is a good listener." PC: "Bhaal was warned he would die, so he prepared for his rebirth. I am a spawn, one of his many children walking this world, I have but a fraction of his power, and I'm only a mortal so far. But the power grows as I get stronger. Sarevok believed he could become Bhaal's successor, and tried to fuel the power in himself. I think he was wrong. H'D: "Why do You think so my raven?" PC: "Bhaal was no benevolent god, he was the Lord of Murder. He was not the one, who gives out presents to his children with both hands. We are but the fuel for his rebirth. We're not supposed to live peaceful lives, nor are we supposed to die of old age once and chaos and destruction will follow whereever we set our foot." H'D: "Chaos and destruction? Then it is indeed a fortunate coincidence we met, my raven. This sparrow can't wait to see this." PC: "Why am I not surprised? But now enough of this, if You want to see still some chaos today, we got to get moving again."->dialog ends #5 H'D: "You want to interrupt the tale now it comes to the exiting part? Surely You can't meen to torture the sparrow like this my raven?" A. "A tale You call it? So may it be, just another tale..." ->#4 B. "You would even miss a broad hint, when it hit's You between the eyes, right tiefling? I don't want to talk about it and now leave me alone."->#6 #6 H'D: "So much distrust for this poor actor? Well if my raven decides so, this sparrow wont bother You anymore with questions. But I'm hurt, as I thought we were friends."->dialog ends --------------------------------------------------- Haer'Dalis Romance Dialog #1 (Dialog triggered one day after Astral Prison Escape) #1 H'D: This sparrow has heard many tales of your travels along the Swordcoast. In fact, I have heard a song that could well be about your heroic deeds although the hero described is certainly not as lovely as you. Tell me my good Raven, are these tales true and is this song about you? PC: A song? What in the Nine Hells are you talking about? H'D: A tune, My Raven. An epic poem recounting a tale of valor and heroic deeds set to music. A song about a great warrior who defeated the evil Sarevok in a battle that caused the walls of Baldur's Gate to shake and an ancient temple of Bhaal to collapse, perhaps into Hell itself... A. Well yes, the tale is true although perhaps exaggerated in the telling. My companions and I did defeat Sarevok, but not without cost. Our luck was simply stronger than his that day. As it was, we were barely able to crawl to the nearest temple to have our wounds healed. =>2 B. Oh THAT song. What a pity, no one is singing it here in the South! Apparently, I'm a 10 foot barbarian with a beard and Sarevok is a giant pile of spiked armor with glowing eyes....wellÃ¢â‚¬â€maybe THAT part is close to the truth... =>3 C. A song singing my praises for slaying Sarevok? Yes, I've heard it. Sarevok was a fool who wanted be to a God. His plan didn't work out. May he rot in hell and be forgotten. =>4 #2 H'D: Bhaal has been dead for many years, but even now incites such glorious destruction! It seems that entropy effects even the Gods! But enough of philosophy -- shall I play you the tune? Though it truth it does not do justice to your beauty! A. No....don't play it. I'd rather not think about that time. =>5 B. Go ahead, I might as well hear it and get it over with. I get the feeling it's not all that flattering...=>5 C. Glorious destruction? Whatever you say. I guess though it IS a nice example of chaos. Perhaps we can compare notes again sometime. =>5 #3 H'D: Shall I play it for you then? We'll spread the tune as we go -- you're welcome to join in the chorus! Soon all will know the truth of your glorious deeds! A. Thanks, but I'll pass. =>5 B. Anything you say, Haer'Dalis. Hey, I know -- everybody sing! =>5 C. Sing that song and you'll soon be singing soprano, bud (End Dialog) #4 H'D: I sense some bitterness in your words. This sparrow is willing to listen if you will but tell the tale. A. I don't want to talk about it right now, Haer'Dalis. Maybe later.=>5 B. I don't know that there's really all that much to tell. Sarevok wanted to become the new Lord of Murder and a lot of people died as a result of his ambition, including someone very close to me. I...I don't' really want to talk about this right now, Haer'Dalis. =>5 C. Nothing to tell really. Why don't we talk about something else? =>5 #5 H'D: As you wish, my Raven. End Dialog --------------------------------------------- Haer'Dalis Romance Dialog #2 #1 H'D: Ah my Raven, the folk we encounter on our journey whisper such interesting tales of you and your adventures in Baldur's Gate. This sparrow would be more than willing to lend an ear, should you wish to share the truth of your past adventures with him. A. The truth? What are you talking about Haer'Dalis? =>2 B. I'd be happy to talk with you, Haer'Dalis, and perhaps you'll be willing to share a few *truths* about yourself. =>3 C. Curiosity killed the cat, Haer'Dalis. And if I talk to anyone, it will be someone with a reputation for silence, not a chattering sparrow. =>4 #2 H'D: The truth about your family. You had a brother did you not? A brother named Sarevok? A. Yes, Sarevok was my brother. He was an evil man who thought to take our father's place. He tried to kill me but was destroyed himself in the end. =>5 B. Yes, much as I hate to admit it, Sarevok was my brother, at least in the sense that we both share the tainted blood of the same father. =>6 C. I'd rather not talk about it Haer'Dalis. It's really none of your concern anyway. =>4 #3 H'D: I am pleased to hear your words, good Raven. Perhaps you will tell me the truth of your battle with Sarevok. Was he not a Child of Bhaal? Tell me true and in return, I'll tell you some of my own tale as you ask. A. Sarevok was my half-brother. And yes, he was a Child of Bhaal. He was an evil man who would have destroyed the world in his ambition to take our father's place. He killed my foster-father, Gorion and would have killed me if I had not stopped him. That's my loving family, so what about yours, Haer'Dalis? =>7 B. Gorion was the only father I've ever known, although he wasn't truly related to me. Sarevok killed him and then tried to kill me in an effort to gain our real father's throne. Our blood is tainted, Haer'Dalis. =>6 C. My father and my brother are both dead, Haer'Dalis. Not much more to say than that. And keep your stories to yourself. => 4 #4 H'D: As you wish, my Raven. Perhaps another time. Dialog ends #5 H'D: So, it's true he was your brother. Was his father not the dead God, Bhaal? A. Yes, Bhaal was both his father and mine. Our blood shares the same evil taint. Does that frighten you, Haer'Dalis?=>6 B. I'd rather not discuss it with you right now, Haer'Dalis. =>4 #6 H'D: Tainted blood? Then we have much in common, my Raven. Many would say my own blood is tainted, for I am a tiefling. My father was an elf, but my mother wasÃ¢â‚¬Â¦not. Your heritage does not frighten, but rather intrigues this Doomguard who would be pleased to remain by your side and watch the tale unfold. (Dialog Ends) #7 H'D: My past is as tainted as your own, for my mother carried the blood of demons in her veins. Your heritage does not frighten this Doomguard, but rather intrigues him. I would be pleased to remain by your side and watch the tale unfold. Dialog Ends ----------------------------------------- Haer'Dalis Romance Dialog #3 #1 HD: This business of being a Child of Bhaal seems to be of great concern to you. I am most curious to learn why you feel a need to struggle rather than accept what you are and allow nature to run its course? A. Of course I'm concerned. It's not easy being the child of an evil God, you know. Even getting dressed in the morning is tough. Good vs. evil, red underwear vs. black Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it's always decisions, decisions, decisions! But let's not talk about me. The last time we chatted, you promised to tell me about yourself, Haer'Dalis. =>2 B.All this talk about my heritage is pretty old stuff, Haer'Dalis and I'm sure there are plenty of people who would be happy to speculate on my motives and gossip with you. Why don't you ask them? =>3 #2 HD: What would you know, my Raven? Come; ask your questions and this sparrow will do his best to answer. If Edwin is in party, trigger Dialogue; otherwise to go PC responses below EDWIN: If CHARNAME seeks knowledge or sensible answers from you I sincerely pity her. She will be lucky if you favor her with your own name rather than some melodramatic alias, and no doubt you will drive her to the brink of insanity with your constant shrill chirping. (A red-hot poker up an intimate body part. That ought to shut him up, I think. Yes, I would buy tickets to see that show.) HD: Criticizing my manner of speech, Edwin? Then I shall have no choice but to endeavor to learn from you. I find you an intriguing subject. EDWIN: What are you going on about now, clown? HD: Simply that I admire this curious way you have of conversing with yourself for all the world to hear, and managing to appear so utterly ignorant of the audience listening. 'Tis not unusual on the stage, as a means to convey the character's innermost feelings, but never did I think to see it so consequently applied in real life. Perhaps I could spare you a part in my next play. EDWIN: Mock me at your own peril, tiefling! (Really hot ######, I think. And pincers. And those unpleasant things with hooks on.) HD: Yes, I can see it all now. 'Red Wizard - Dark Desires' - the tale of a man and his tragic and unfortunate passion for his own Mirror Image. Ah, what a pity, he has stalked away. Well, my Raven, I shall have to leash my Muse and bid her to hold. In the meantime I believe you had some questions for me? A.Tell me about the Doomguard, Haer'Dalis. You claim to be one as if it were a great honor, yet I've never heard them.=>4 B.Just wondering what brings someone like yourself to the uhÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Prime Material plane?=>5 #3HD: Ah but I have my raven and now I'm verifying their information with the source. But I have also observed your sidelong glances as if you would question this sparrow in turn. Come; ask your questions and I will reply. (If Edwin is in party Ã¢â‚¬â€œ insert previous Edwin dialog here) A.Tell me about the Doomguard, Haer'Dalis. You claim to be one as if it were a great honor, yet I've never heard them.=>4 B.Just wondering what brings someone like yourself to the uhÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Prime Material plane?=>5 C.If you've noticed me staring, it's because you've been humming in a rather tuneless way for the last hour. It's a skill that might be useful in battle, but unless you're trying to goad me into a fight, I suggest you just be quiet. =>8 #4HD: Obviously you're unfamiliar with the planes. The Doomguard are the guardians of decay and the natural order. Simply put, the nature of the multiverse is change. Over time all things decay and are destroyed. 'The end is inevitable, my dark bird and 'tis the Doomguard's job to help the process along. A.How utterly fascinating. And here I thought you merely an actor. =>5 B.Oh swell, so I guess you've decided that since this company is lead by a Child of Bhaal it is a suitable vehicle for your talents? =>5 #5 HD: All the worlds' are a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. A.Whatever you say. So I guess that you haven't always been a Doomguard? =>6 B.Ha ha! So the bard quotes The Bard! Tell me then, is your alliance with the Doomguard merely a part you play? =>6 #6HD: I have played other parts, but the dark philosophy of the Doomguard suits me well. A.HmmmÃ¢â‚¬Â¦this hints at mystery. So tell me, what are you hiding Haer'Dalis? A tale of lost love or some other great tragedy? =>7 B.How appropriately dramatic. But what have we here? A tale of love and betrayal? Do tell all! =>7 #7HD: You keep your secrets and I'll keep mine, at least for the present, my dear raven. Perhaps we can talk more another time. (DIALOG ENDS) #8HD: It's a fight you would not win, my raven, for this sparrow is skilled with the sword. Nonetheless I shall desist for the moment. (DIALOG ENDS). ---------------------------------- Haer'Dalis Romance Dialog #4 #1 H'D: A copper for your thoughts CHARNAME. PC: Are you sure you want to know? After all, I could be thinking of anythingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦drinking, dancing, chopping you up into tiny pieces and scattering them along our trail like bread crumbs.Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Perhaps you're better off if I'm silent.=>2 #2 H'D: Ha ha! But 'tis your silence that pains me most. You've a most melodic voice Ã¢â‚¬â€œ one to which any man not completely tone-deaf would be willing to listen for hoursÃ¢â‚¬Â¦even if it should be used to threaten his life! A. That's a sweet thing to say, but I'd really like to hear more about you or about your home. Tell me more about Sigil Ã¢â‚¬â€œ surely it holds some positive memories for you? Do you not miss it as well as your friends and family? =>3 B. Hmmm. Well that's certainly a unique line you're throwing me, but I'm going let it pass just this once. Next time though, I might have to kill you. Actually if you must know, I was thinking of all the friends I've lost or left behind. What about you -- did you leave many friends on Sigil?=>3 C. So what you're really saying is that the subject matter is irrelevant because you're not listening to what I say anyway. WellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦isn't that sweet. So how's this for conversation, Haery? Blah, blah, blah. Heard enough of my melodious voice? Blah, blah, blah. I can keep going, if you wish. =>8 ##3H'D: The City of Doors is not a place that inspires feelings of warmth although I confess it has been much on my mind as of late. As to friends, let us say there have been many although only one has taken up long term residence in my memory. But she is gone and the past is not a place in which one can live for very long. A. I've always felt that those lost to us are kept alive and present through our memories of them. For example, I often think of Gorion and while it makes me angry to know he is dead, I also have many happy memories of life with him at Candlekeep. Does not your memory of your friend help keep her alive? =>4 B. It sounds as though you think of memories as dangerous things. But perhaps your memories aren't happy ones and that's why you don't want to dwell on them? =>4 C. These little conversations always turn to the dark side don't they? I hate being depressed, so I think I'm going to stop talking and rest my so-called melodic voice now, thank you very much. =>8 #4H'D: Ah, we fondly cherish Faded things That had better perish. Memory clings To each leaf it saves. Chilly winds are blowing. It will soon be snowing On our graves. A. That's beautiful, Haer 'Dalis, but it rather fuels my curiosity. Was this inspired by your mysterious past and your missing friend?=>5 B. UhÃ¢â‚¬Â¦what a cheerful thought! And here I was just trying to do my part in having a good conversation. You know - you ask questions of me, I ask questions of you, and we get to know each other and so on. But obviously, there's something in your past that you don't what to talk about, given the way you avoid answering my questions. =>5 C. Wow. Forget the question, ok? What a cheerful poem. Did you think it up all by yourself, Haer'Dalis?=>8 #5 HD: The past is no great mystery, but rather holds the usual tragic tale of love won and lost. To answer your questions, I once loved a lady well, but she was taken from me, much like your friend was taken from you. I spent much time seeking Caoilin, my lost love, but found only a memory of her recorded in a Sensate stone. I tried to live in the stone's memories, but the Fates decreed otherwise and so the stone was destroyed. But enough of this - let us concentrate on rescuing your friend. Mine is now beyond my reach. A. That's such a sad story. I can see why you wouldn't want to spend a lot of time thinking about the past. But if you're not looking for your friend, what are you looking for, Haer'Dalis?=>6 B. You're right, it is the usual tragic tale and I think I've seen the play as well. I usually develop a greater appreciation for this type of story after I've had a few drinks. So while it might get you a lot of sympathy from barmaids, you'll have to do better than that if you want me to feel sorry for you. =>8 #6 HD: I seek many things Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ideas, love, knowledge or a quick exit, if needed. But through all things, I gain experience, which I believe to be the best and most common source of wisdom although some will tell you that true knowledge is kept only in books. (If Edwin is in party, trigger Dialogue below; otherwise to go PC responses below) Edwin: Yes. I would expect you to say something like that given your obvious inability to learn all but the simplest of spells. (Such a pity there is no such thing as a 'Summon Brain' spell. He could use it.) And I doubt any teacher of talent would be willing to take you on anyway. But don't worry. I am certain there are plenty of clowns and fools out there willing to take an apprentice. HD: Yes, my Sparrowhawk. And you have already taught me much by example. Little thingsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦like how fortunate I am to be blessed with looks and charm in addition to my ready wit. Edwin: Charm? Smarm, more like it. HD: Ah Edwin, your obvious envy makes me pity you all the more. Perhaps I, in turn, may instruct you in the art of how best to approach a lady. Most experts agree that not calling her 'monkey' is generally a good start. And while you digest that tidbit I shall resume my interrupted conversation with CHARNAME. (continue from HD #6) A. HmmmmÃ¢â‚¬Â¦are you sure you're a Doomguard, Haer'Dalis? Are you feeling ok? I wouldn't have thought seeking experience was the modus operandi of someone who believed in the persistence of nothing and the end of all things. =>7 B. Hel-LO! Forgive me if I'm confused, but it certainly sounds like you just said you live to experience life. Now that certainly seems to be a rather different perspective than your usual Ã¢â‚¬Å“all things die and decayÃ¢â‚¬Â philosophy. Is everything ok or did you hit your head recently, Haery? =>7 C. Well, having grown up in a library, I think there's quite a bit to be said about learning through reading. And given what I've heard of your past so far, I would have thought you'd have a greater appreciation for books since most of your Ã¢â‚¬Å“experiencesÃ¢â‚¬Â seem to be have been drawn straight from the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hundred Merry Tales.Ã¢â‚¬Â =>8 #7 HD: *laughs* I've taken no blows Ã¢â‚¬â€œ at least none today! And as to your question, I see no particular conflict -- experience is what keeps us from repeating our mistakes. But this has become a most serious conversation and I suspect is worth more than the copper originally offered! So tell me, my raven, what is the charge? A. HmmmÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. How should you repay me? In coin or perhaps in tales or perhaps inÃ¢â‚¬Â¦other ways. *grin* Let me think about it and I'll tell later. (END DIALOG) B. *grin* Oh the usual - your money or your life! But I don't know which one I want yet, so I'll have to think about it and will tell you later. (END DIALOG) C. This conversation wearies me and you can best repay me with your silence! =>8 #8HD: Your voice is lovely still, although your words have become rather shrewish. I'll talk with you no further for the time being. (END DIALOG) -------------------------------------- H aer'Dalis Romance Dialog #5 #1 H'D: You are quiet, my Raven, yet I dare not inquire as to your thoughts for you still have not named the price of our last conversation. A. *grin* It's true that you owe me for our last little chat, Haer'Dalis, but I think there are ways to reduce the deficit. And while I'm pondering creative methods of debt reduction, perhaps you could tell me more about Sensate stones. =>2 B. HmmmÃ¢â‚¬Â¦it occurs to me that our last conversation ended rather abruptly. If you must talk, perhaps we could continue our last discussion. It will put you further into my debt, butÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I'm willing to come up with an easy repayment plan. Perhaps you could tell me more about Sensate stones? =>2 C. I might be young but that line sounds awfully old. Next thing I know, you'll be asking for my astrological sign. *sigh* Go practice on someone else, would you? =>5 #2 H'D: Sensate stones? But why limit ourselves when there are so many other types of stones we could discuss? Headstones, for example. Ah, but they're such a grave subject. Or perhaps we could discuss gallstones? A most audacious subject. Or better yet, gemstones. Now there's a beautiful subject for any poet, for such stones speak volumes to those who will hear their words. A. I have to admit that I'm more interested in a gem's resale value than its conversational value. And somehow I think the odds of living long enough to actually have time to converse with jewels or anything else will be greater if I use them now to purchase adequate protections for myself and the rest of the party. => 3 B. The message of gemstones?? What are you talking about Haer'Dalis? =>4 C. *groan* Oh by the Gods, here we go Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. => 5 #3 H'D: Ah, my ever practical Raven! You speak in the tone of one suggesting I'd be better off contemplating my navel. While that too has its merits, I submit that there is more to such stones than their use as currency. A. You're quite determined to avoid the subject of Sensate stones, aren't you? Oh well, go ahead and tell me about the poetry of gems. Make my day. =>4 B. *laughs* Alright, you've piqued my interest, Haer'Dalis. So tell me, what kind of language does a stone speak?=>4 C. I find the idea of stone that holds recorded memories to be quite interesting. However, if you don't want to talk about it, I've no wish to pry but will return to my own silent thoughts. (END DIALOG) #4 H'D: Each speaks a single word but in combination are most eloquent. For example, the diamond's word is eternity, the ruby's is strength, the emerald's is faithfulness and turquoise's is love. Singly these words hold meaning, but it is together that they are most compelling. Yet to my mind, the opal is the most persuasive gem of all, for its heart contains all the colors of fire, devotion and adoration. 'Tis a most complex and beautiful stone and, I might add, one to which you would be most aptly compared. A. Haer'Dalis, you just can't help yourself, can you?=>6 B. *smile* Oh really =>6 C. This isn't exactly the best time for a discussion of poetic imagery, Haer'Dalis. =>5 D. You seem to have mistaken me for someone who cares. Why don't you go talk to someone else for a change? =>5 #5 HD: *sigh* I sense you have little appreciation for my talents, CHARNAME. Therefore, I will cease my musings...at least for the moment (END DIALOG) #6 HD: You intrigue me CHARNAME and although this sparrow suspects there is danger in coming too close to the fire he senses within you, it is a risk he is willing to take. But perhaps my observations displease you? A. They please me very much, Haer'Dalis and while I wouldn't object to pursuing this conversation later, I won't let you distract me from my purpose. The last time we spoke of stones, you had mentioned one that contained recorded memories. I find it interesting to think that one could live a moment over and over by simply looking into a stone. Why a person could store not only memories but also information! Think of the possibilities!=>7 B. I think your observations as you call them are rather sweet. But I'd really like to hear more about you. If it's not too uncomfortable, tell me more of Caoilin. She meant a great deal to you, didn't she?=>8 C. You've sure got some great lines, Haer'Dalis. Did you make them up all by yourself or did you use a ghostwriter? =>5 #7 HD: Why the sudden interest in Sensate stones? A. IÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I don't know. I guess that when you told me about the stone I began to wish I had one to use in reliving some of my own memories. I've lost so many friends in the last yearÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and I miss them terribly. I would give anything to be able to see them again. =>9 B. It's often said that a man's past will most likely come back to haunt him and I just keep wondering whether there is something in your past which will come back to haunt youÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and therefore the rest of us. =>9 C. I'm really not trying to pry, but I was thinking about our last conversation and wondering why a Doomguard would use such stone. I know I keep saying this, but it doesn't seem logical for one of your philosophical persuasion. You've sidestepped this question before, Haer'Dalis, but I'll ask again. Have you really always been a Doomguard?=>10 #8 HD: CaoilinÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.*sigh* She was a tiefling like myself. Quite lovely with her blazing cat's eyes and lashing tail. She was most interested in spells and magic and taught me some of what she knew. As I said before, I loved her well. We traveled the planes together frequently in search of new adventures and experience. Unfortunately, during our travels she attracted the attention of a powerful mage who at first expressed interest in her as a student, but then fell in love with her. He swore to possess her and gave her a most unusual Sensate stone, encouraging her to use it constantly to record her life experiences. She was always quick to seek new experiences but soon after receiving the stone, it seemed as though her interest was fading away as if the stone itself were draining the life out of her. One night I found her staring into the stone. I could not rouse her nor could any other recall her from it. And my suspicions were fulfilled for she did indeed fade away and die. A. That is so sadÃ¢â‚¬Â¦yet it explains a great deal. I am sorry if I've caused you pain, Haer'Dalis. But yet you have talked about seeking experience in a way that makes me wonder. Have you really always been a Doomguard? =>10 B. I had thought the stone to be a source of more innocent pleasures but this seems to have been quite deadly. I am sorry Haer'Dalis and will not press you further. (END DIALOG) C. Great godsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦how do you come up with these stories? You must think me young and foolish indeed if you think you can manipulate my feelings in this way! Next thing I know you'll be asking me to help you *forget* her. =>11 #9 HD: What has passed, is past, my Raven. While pleasures may be had from gazing into the stones, nothing of value is gained and only ghosts of imagination remain. Lost friends are gone forever, leaving nothing but bittersweet memories crumbling like rotting flowers into the dust of time. A. That is so sadÃ¢â‚¬Â¦yet it explains a great deal. I am sorry if I've caused you pain Haer'Dalis. But yet you have talked about seeking experience in a way that makes me wonder. Have you really always been a Doomguard? =>10 B. I had thought the stone to be a source of more innocent pleasures. Reliving the memory of good friends and happier times does not seem such a bad thing. You told me earlier of your friend Caoilin and how you tried to relive your memories of her using a Sensate stone. If it is not too uncomfortable, would you tell me more of her? I think she meant a great deal to you, didn't she?=>8 C. I had thought the stone to be a source of more innocent pleasures but this seems to have been quite deadly. I am sorry Haer'Dalis. I won't ask any more questions about it. (END DIALOG) #10 HD: Ã¢â‚¬Å“'Tis true that I once thought as Caoilin and believed that only things one could experience were real. But now she lies in her grave and this experience, among others, has shown me that in reality, all things cease to exist as they once were Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it is inevitable. But you look sad, my Raven. Come, let us turn to more cheerful topics, for I would not grieve you with my personal archeology. #11 HD: The story is true enough. And 'twas you who asked my Raven not I who insisted up on the telling. I have no need to beg for sympathy from you or any other woman. But not to worry, my dark bird, I'll not bother you further. (END DIALOG; HAER'DALIS LOVETALK =3) ----------------------------- Haer'Dalis Romance Dialog #6 #1 H'D: Most of our conversations seem to travel down gloomy paths and end in darkness. All in all, I would say that these little chats seem to prove my philosophy that the past should stay in the past. Memories seem to bring nothing but sadness, would you not agree my Raven? A. Well, it's true that our conversations have uncovered some rather sad memories, but I don't think that it's the fault of memory but is a result of the events we've each lived through. =>2 B. I don't think that's entirely true. My past holds many happy events and I'm willing to bet that yours does as well. =>3 C. You're right, Haer'Dalis. All we seem to talk about are sad memories. Perhaps I should talk with someone more cheerfulÃ¢â‚¬Â¦or do you have any happy stories about your past you can tell me?=>3 #2 H'D: 'Tis true that we've both experienced many unhappy things. Perhaps if you share a memory of happier times with me it will wake one of mine as well. (GO TO #1 PC DIALOG BELOW) #3 H'D: Yes, my Raven, I can tell you any number of cheerful stories if given the proper motivation. Perhaps a story of yours will inspire me. (GO TO #1 PC DIALOG BELOW) #1 PC: My happiest memories are about things that Imoen and I did when we were growing up. In fact, I have a ratherÃ¢â‚¬Â¦er, sweet memory of a time when Gorion was visited by a number of important folk. It was unusual because Candlekeep didn't have a lot of visitors. After all, entrance to the great library requires donation of a book. It was to be a great event and the cooks had prepared quite a feast for the first evening including a number of fancy desserts. Imoen and I both have quite a sweet tooth although we weren't allowed to eat much sugary food. Gorion and Winthrop always said eating too much sugar made us hyperactive, whatever that meansÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. #4 HD: It means when the two of you eat too many sweets you achieve a maximum chaos effect. *grin* I must say I look forward to rescuing your friend if only to witness the restoration of the Dynamic Duo! But I interruptÃ¢â‚¬Â¦please continue! PC: Imoen and I were always hungry in those days Ã¢â‚¬â€œwe were growing girls after all Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and the fabulous cooking smells were driving us crazy. We'd spent most of the morning running errands for the cooks but had been severely warned to stay away from the food. But, wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦girls just gotta have fun! We knew the desserts had been taken to the dining hall, so we decided to sneak in and see if we could steal a few bites to make up for our lack of earlier samples. It sure didn't take us long to find them. At first we were quite careful to take samples only where we could cover up the theft, but our eyes kept turning to the cake pedestals in the center of the table and to a very large chocolate cake in particular. It was our favorite - a Mount Celestia Chocolate Dream Cream Cake. You know, I can taste that cake just thinking about it! It was soooo good! It just melted in your mouth Ã¢â‚¬â€œ soft spongy cake filled with dense raspberry chocolate fudge and the frosting Ã¢â‚¬â€œ oooo! The whole thing was good enough to make your teeth ache. It was beautiful to look at too Ã¢â‚¬â€œ decorated with sugared flowers and raspberries linked with delicate threads of white frosting. That cake just cried out, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Taste me!Ã¢â‚¬Â #5 HD: *sigh* Most cruel Raven! To describe such a delight so thoroughly but have no means of truly sharing the experience! Almost, you make me reconsider my abandonment of the Sensates! Let us travel to Candlekeep at once! For what is a cake if one cannot experience it for oneself? PC: And what rare tome would you offer as an entrance fee, my friend? #6 HD: Perhaps this slim volume of poetry will suffice. 'Tis truly a rare manuscript, for I possess the only copy (after all, I wrote it myself.) Now, torment me no longer, but tell me, did you steal the cake for yourselves? PC: Actually at the time we hadn't planned on more than a taste. As the oldest, I made the first attempt on the cake and managed to steal a fingerful of frosting without disturbing as much as a single sugary flower, but Imoen was not as fortunate. Just as she put out her hand, one of the serving women went past the door. She shouted at us, startling Imoen, causing her to collide violently with the table and send desserts bouncing skyward. Alas! We made every attempt to save our treasure, diving to the floor to get underneath its airborne pedestal. But unfortunately, our attempt at rescue resulted only in our completely unbalancing the table and bringing the entire dessert course down around our ears. And as people began to pour into the room, Imoen made use of an invisibility spell she had recently learned, leaving me to crawl out from under the debris and face Gorion's wrath alone. #7 HD: To my mind, it seems a most tasty adventure although it does not sound as though you had sufficient opportunity to enjoy it. PC: Ah but I did. At first I was really, really mad at Immy for sneaking away -- especially after Gorion made me explain to his guests why their dinner was ruined and to apologize. *giggle* I'm sure I was quite a sight, all covered with frosting, sugared flowers and cookie crumbs. He also told me I'd have to spend the next three months performing whatever menial chores the baker, Fiola, could devise. But Imoen made it up to me. She had put her invisibility to good use by making off with the remains of the Mount Celestia Chocolate Dream Cream Cake. We shared it that night after we were sent off to bed. #8 HD: And thus you received your just desserts! 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