House of the Rising Phoenix - Documents

Meeting Minutes – 12/9/2000

Eorgaen, Day 9, in the year 5100

[House Phoenix, Library]
The library of the House is a largish room, with the walls completely hidden by bookcases. A wide selection of reading material can be seen from a cursory glance at the shelves. Treatises on science and history stand next to ancient volumes on forest lore and magic. One rather extensive section seems devoted to arms and armor and the many subjects dealing with the arts of war. Locked glass-fronted cabinets hold rare tomes and fragile scrolls and even the odd clay tablet. You also see a spiral staircase, a carved red sandstone pedestal with an ancient volume on it, a trash barrel and a plain wooden table with a gold-trimmed modwir plaque on it.
Also in the room: (Lady Evialla who is scribing), Benark, Karinya, Hyssopp, Cryheart, Sylvanor, Melma, Ericos, Lord Cynric, Lady Heathyranne, Krayg, Falicor, Lord Waldo2, Lord Jaialias, Lady Elidan.
Obvious exits: north

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "Don' nae un' say gonna surprise geijon.."

You hear someone snicker.

Hyssopp says, "Hullo Nenwavriana"

Hyssopp says, "Where is my picture."

Hyssopp grins.

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "Allo Hyssopp :)"

Hyssopp leans forward and rests her chin in her hand, a thoughtful expression on her face.

Waldo2 chuckles.

You say, "huh Nen, you're going to say stuff at the wrong time, silly head"

You grin.

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "Yer on me list...I still doin it"

Waldo2 says, "ahh good jaialias is here too"

You say, "he isnae here eithah, its a hallucination"

You start a careful diagnosis of his condition . . .

He is in perfect health.

You hear the voice of Jaialias exclaim, "Jaialias!"

You hear the voice of Jaialias exclaim, "ver is dat scoundrel!"

Jaialias comes out of hiding.

Jaialias crouches, sweeps a leg at Waldo2 and connects!
MS: +296 - MD: +216 + MAvA: +23 + d100: +79 == +182
Waldo2 falls to the ground! Jaialias deftly regains his footing.

Jaialias leans on Waldo2.

You roll Waldo2 over.

Waldo2 says, "very good i have not worked on tackel"

Waldo2 says, "er tackle"

Waldo2 chuckles.

You ask, "want I shold go get ya some beer, beans and cheese, since you're already stuck ta the ground anyway?"

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "ooh beer.."

Elidan exclaims, "yum!"

You hear someone snicker.

You say, "that was the darn funniest meeting we ever did have"

You grin.

You say, "Hyssopp prolly was wanting to strangle us all tho"

You grin.

Waldo2 says, "hmm lets see first wednesday in december must be house meeting time"

Waldo2 stands up.

Hyssopp asks, "Huh?"

Waldo2 says, "be right back"

Hyssopp just tickled you.

Jaialias stretches.

You say, "when we had all the food, and waldo was eating all that chili and beans and cheese and beer and..exploding"

Hyssopp says, "One of the better meetings"

You cover your nose tightly. Phew!

You grin.

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "point n' I spank ya"

Elidan glances over at you and winces.

You hear someone snicker.

Elidan says, "ewww"

Jaialias smiles at Nenwavriana.

Nenwavriana exclaims, "noo!"

Hyssopp just hugged Nenwavriana.

Nenwavriana just gave Jaialias a smooch.

Elidan says, "utoh"

Nenwavriana just hugged Hyssopp.

Hyssopp says, "Welcome back sweety"

Nenwavriana looks around for a moment before sighing disappointedly.

You say, "aaaaw"

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "glad tae be back"

Bentkeys asks, "what is the meeting about?"

Bentkeys asks, "anything special this evening?"

Jaialias nods to Bentkeys.

Jaialias says, "everra meeting be special"

Heathyranne says, "I got a brand new..."

Heathyranne clasps her hand over her mouth.

Heathyranne says, "er, diamond"

Heathyranne nods.

You ask, "engagement ring?"

You lean on Heathyranne.

You lean on Heathyranne.

Heathyranne shakes her head.

Heathyranne says, "nae yet"

Heathyranne grins.

Falicor chuckles.

You say, "you mean..that guy is refusing after..."

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

Heathyranne smiles as she whispers a bit too loudly to Evialla, "I almost forgot and told him about the tattoo."

You laugh out loud!

Elidan bursts out in a sudden snort of laughter.

Jaialias removes a galvorn and rularon plated broadsword from in his stained wand harness.

Jaialias tightens his grip on his rularon plated broadsword and glances over at Heathyranne.

You recite:

"There is no tattoo on Heathyranne's body. About kilts"

Elidan blinks.

Heathyranne stares at you.

Heathyranne mutters something about stop-helping.

Jaialias comes out of hiding.

Jaialias snuggles up to Waldo2.

You work your fingers under your silver circlet and scratch your head.

Jaialias gazes heavenward.

(Heathyranne takes a quick nap, avoiding any tattoo subjects.)

Jaialias says, "ya know yer old vhen ya can say ya remembah Waldo2 afore 'e vas a Laird"

Waldo2 nods to Jaialias.

Waldo2 says, "been a while that.."

Jaialias says, "Waldo2 da first Laird ah met, and prolly da only von left from me youngah days, know 'im 9 'ears now, and lemme tell ya suumthin, 'e vas old and crochety vay back den"

Jaialias chuckles.

Waldo2 nods.

Jaialias says, "hmm, nae much o' a turn out"

Jaialias says, "ah kind o' like it vhen der is more o' a crowd ta kiss me boots"

Heathyranne says, "ooh well, since Evialla already let the cat out of the bag..."

Heathyranne stares at you.

Heathyranne exclaims, "look at what Illus did for me!"

You wiggle your nose.

Heathyranne grins at Jaialias.

Heathyranne says, "only family can see that"

Heathyranne nods.

Heathyranne says, "til I get that eternity band"

Jaialias says, "ya know, ah got Waldo2 pretty vell train'd"

Heathyranne says, "go find one for me from someone"

Jaialias says, "lay down" Jaialias crouches, sweeps a leg at Waldo2 and connects!
MS: +296 - MD: +216 + MAvA: +23 + d100: +99 == +202
Waldo2 falls to the ground! Jaialias deftly regains his footing.

You notice Nenwavriana botch an attempt to conceal herself.

Jaialias recites:

"Velcome everravon and tank ya fer coming"

Ah 'ave miss'd da last few meetings meself, but ah dun tink ah vil be missin anymore

Ah vould like ta begin vit Lady 'eathyranne's update o' da interview process an committee

Cynric says, "Small crowd tonight."

Elidan says, "tis a busy time o year"

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "Tell Geijon ta git 'is arse in 'ere.."

You hear someone giggle.

Jaialias says, "'eathyr, da floor is yers"

Heathyranne says, "our new membership requirements are coming along nicely. We hae inducted quite a few already on these new methods and all seem to like the process. For those unclear on them, let me recap"

Heathyranne says, "the new requirements are for 40K induction fee, 10 trains of age, and 3 interviews. First with an officer, than a committee member and then another officer. The interview process takes place over the course of days or weeks. Tis a wonderful process and we hae some dedicated committee members assisting us. For the interview committee, Falicor here leads in interviews done. As always, our doors are always open if ye need to discuss this with us"

Jaialias recites:

"Da next ordah o' business vil be an update on da events committee by meself"

Cynric says, "I was wondering what happened to them."

Jaialias says, "after a verra strong beginning, da events committee seems ta be dying down. Aanyvon interested in joinin da committee can eitha see meself 'r me brotha Cynric"

Falicor asks, "What exactly does the events committee do?"

Heathyranne says, "we plan events"

Jaialias says, "organize events"

Jaialias says, "like me Elanthian 'istory races"

Falicor says, "That was an in depth answer"

Jaialias says, "vhich vil be 'eld agin early next 'ear"

Jaialias smiles.

Elidan says, "the house hunts be germinal's department"

Jaialias says, "vhat ah am sayin is, if'n ya 'ave an interestin idea fer an event, like da skin Falicor booth, 'r a treasure 'unt, come talk ta us"

Jaialias removes a lead weighted heavy laen rapier from in his stained wand harness.

Jaialias tightens his grip on his heavy laen rapier and glances over at Falicor.

Falicor says, "I don't think that booth was such a good idea"

Falicor grins. Jaialias recites: "Da next ordah o' business vil be 'eathyranne speakin 'bout da Tease and Ales ohh, and ah vil be a guest in an upcommin von"

Heathyranne says, "Tease and Ales is our monthly house get together. Tis usually on the first Saturday of the month at 5 elven. We meet in various rooms of the house. I supply food and drink, and a guest speaker to entertain us. This month's had to be postponed due to the imminent feithidmor attack"

Heathyranne says, "anyway, as soon as I know when this month's will be held, I shall send a missive and put a note on the tree. Granddad will be an upcoming speaker. As will Lord Truekillr. As always, send me a note if ye hae an idea for story, history, or speaker"

Jaialias says, "da next ordah o' business is sumthin da greatly saddens me"

Heathyranne sighs.

Falicor fidgets.

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana ask, "der's nae nuff booze stocked at da bar?"

Jaialias says, "ah am verra saddened ta announce dat me grand niece Hyssopp vil be leavin 'er post as co-secretary"

Elidan gasps.

Sylvanor screams!

Heathyranne sighs.

Falicor frowns.

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana exclaim, "ack!"

Cynric frowns.

Cryheart glances at Hyssopp.

Krayg winces.

Hyssopp smiles quietly

Elidan asks, "Are ye stayin in Phoenix an all?"

Hyssopp says, "I am relic..time for some new blood."

Jaialias recites:

"She 'as served dis 'ouse vit a great devotion dat can nae be replaced. In me opinion Lady Hyssopp leaves 'er officah position as von o' da greatest officahs dis 'ouse 'as evah 'a"

Elidan applauds Hyssopp.

Cynric says, "I can second that."

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "We all loves ye Hyssopp..."

Cryheart just hugged Hyssopp.

Nenwavriana comes out of hiding.

Nenwavriana sniffs.

Heathyranne says, "me too"

Melma nods to Hyssopp.

Jaialias says, "nae ta mention, she be me favorite niece"

Hyssopp just hugged Cryheart.

Nenwavriana just hugged Hyssopp.

Karinya just hugged Hyssopp.

Hyssopp says, "Coming from you Jaialias..I am very honored."

Cynric says, "She'll still be a member.."

Elidan says, "good! "

Cynric says, "We can hang her in the grand hall."

Falicor chuckles.

Heathyranne laughs!

Ericos laughs!

Hyssopp begins chuckling at Cynric.

Cynric asks, "full size picture?"

Cynric is admiring Hyssopp.

Jaialias nods to Hyssopp.

Hyssopp stands up.

Sylvanor says, "Can't leave till um... the mystic joins Voln..."

Cryheart says, "nae..just tack her to the tapestry"

Jaialias says, "Lady Hyssopp vould like ta say a few vords"

Hyssopp says, "I am known for being I will suprise you all and be brief."

Heathyranne begins chuckling at Hyssopp.

Cryheart gasps.

Melma giggles.

Elidan smiles at Hyssopp.

Falicor chuckles.

Cynric gasps.

Jaialias says, "Hyssopp is bein brief, Good Cay da end must be near"

Cynric gazes heavenward.

Hyssopp says, "Over four years ago..I had to the fortune to join Phoenix. Drandar had just started the hunt committee. I was at the first meeting. Was just a pup in a white icemule coat"

Jaialias says, "dey decided dey vould 'unt Jaiaiaiaialias's, twas verra bad"

Jaialias nods.

Hyssopp says, " father was till alive as well as my mother Brionie. I have seen this house grow and folks come and go. Been very proud of each moment spent here serving this fine house as an officer. This is a house of noble hearts. I am proud to remain a member. Thank you all for allowing me time to serve."

Hyssopp bows.

Heathyranne says, "thank ye for serving so well"

Elidan smiles saadly, brushing a stray tear from the corner of her eye.

Heathyranne applauds Hyssopp.

Krayg applauds.

Heathyranne just kissed Hyssopp on the cheek.

Melma just hugged Hyssopp.

Falicor says, "I think she deserves a round of applause"

Heathyranne sighs sadly.

Jaialias says, "tank ya fer serving da 'ouse"

Elidan turns to Hyssopp and cheers!

Jaialias just kissed Hyssopp on the hand.

Cynric applauds Hyssopp.

Ericos applauds Hyssopp.

Falicor applauds Hyssopp.

Benark just gave Hyssopp a smooch.

Heathyranne applauds Hyssopp.

Cynric just hugged Hyssopp.

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "nuff sed...and sed well"

Cryheart applauds Hyssopp.

Hyssopp just gave Benark a smooch.

Benark applauds.

Sylvanor offers Hyssopp a green rose bouquet.

Hyssopp accepts Sylvanor's rose bouquet.

Jaialias recites:

"Now, Cryheart vil entertain us bvit a lil song and dance numbah"

Cryheart glances at Jaialias.

Jaialias says, "Hmm, nae"

Heathyranne gazes fondly at Cryheart.

Elidan giggles.

Jaialias rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Heathyranne says, "go put yer kilt on and dance"

Heathyranne gazes heavenward.

Cryheart mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Jaialias says, "read da notes fer da next meeting"

Heathyranne sighs dreamily.

Cryheart gives Heathyranne a good pinch!

Elidan exclaims, "woohoo!"

Falicor coughs.

Elidan nods to Heathyranne.

Jaialias recites:

"Lady Heathyranne vil now update us all on da state o' da 'ouse funds"

Elidan says, "dang--back ta business"

Cryheart sings:

"There were three little kobolds..
dancing in a row..
one fell down..
and there were two to go"

Cryheart rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Hyssopp throws her head back and howls!

Falicor chuckles.

Melma giggles.

Jaialias beams happily at Cryheart!

Melma laughs!

Krayg grins.

Cynric begins chuckling at Cryheart.

Hyssopp applauds Cryheart.

Cryheart grins.

Heathyranne says, "he went to the Titaniia school of song"

Cryheart winks.

Heathyranne gazes heavenward.

Melma beams happily at Cryheart!

Falicor chuckles.

Elidan bursts out in a sudden snort of laughter.

Heathyranne grins at Cryheart.

Cryheart says, " tambourines for me"

Jaialias says, "Titaniia's chest be hairier though"

Cryheart says, "aye..I would take that wager"

Jaialias removes some Jaialias' murky amber ale from in his stained wand harness.

Jaialias raises his murky amber ale in a toast!

Heathyranne recites:

"I was doing interviews right up til the meeting started, so I do nae possess exact numbers.

However, our endowment is at 80 million.

It will top out at 85 million and should do so by the end of this month.

Geijon hae done a good job rolling over funds between the two when necessary.

Falicor coughs.

Sylvanor's jaw drops.

Cynric asks, "Thats it?"

Hyssopp says, "Boy..are we rich."

Elidan says, "wow--thats a hefty hunk o change"

Jaialias says, "80 mil, bah, ah 'ave more coins den dat. "

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "Gads.."

Cynric says, "Someone been skimming I think."

Sylvanor glances at Jaialias.

Hyssopp says, "Hmm..give me some"

Hyssopp smiles sweetly at Jaialias.

Falicor pokes Jaialias in the ribs.

Heathyranne says, "I hae nae heard lately from House Hunt leaders, so, if ye lead a house hunt or a Protector's group, your coin should be deposited to the general fund, and the totals should be written down on a scroll and sent to me. We hae grown because of people like ye. Thank ye for your generosity"

Jaialias recites:

"Lord Falicor vil now address us vit a proposal dat 'e 'as"

Falicor says, "Before I start, I need you to listen to me until I am finished...or it may seem like I am proposing something pretty bad"

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "Oh oh.."

Jaialias says, "'e means vorst den 'is breath bad"

Jaialias nods.

Elidan chuckles.

Heathyranne pokes Jaialias in the ribs.

Falicor nods.

Falicor says, "The other day something was brought to my attention. Someone that is in the clutches of the Bathhouse may not quit until they are halfway along their path to mastery"

Elidan blinks.

Sylvanor cringes.

Falicor says, "And I find my hands bound when I meet someone in this predicament"

Krayg says, "til they are told they can"

Krayg nods.

Moonbright says, "that's new, if so"

Falicor says, "I just don't think it is right that I can help one person, but then I have to tell someone else that I can't help them, against the rules"

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "I thoughts it was jus' helpin dem advance in COL..."

Cynric says, "You are helping them, by telling them they need to leave that society."

Falicor says, "Now, I am not proposing that we leave this to individual discretion when one meets someone in this situation. Well, I know I would feel pretty shafted if all I got was a nice word and a hearty pat on the back, and the next person gets all the help I can give. WHat I need is for some input on how this could be held in check...if it happens at all"

Heathyranne says, "honestly, I do nae see a way to totally discern whether or nae we are actually assisting someone leave, or assisting them in gaining ranks thinking they will leave"

Falicor says, "Well, that is what I need the ideas on how to moderate this Heathyranne"

Karinya raises her hand.

You ask, "I'm not following you exactly, what are you looking to do?"

You work your fingers under your silver circlet and scratch your head.

Cynric says, "I don't see why you can't interview someone in the other society, as long as you tell them they have to resign before becoming a member, because during the initiation if you are a member in the council you can't pass the initiation process."

Falicor says, "That isn't exactly what I am proposing"

Falicor fidgets.

Heathyranne says, "he wants to be able to assist them with their ranks, so they can get out"

Moonbright shakes his head.

Falicor says, "Not exactly"

You do your best impression of a grizzly, scaring people for miles!

Falicor shrieks!

Cynric says, "Oh, thats a no no."

Heathyranne says, "because one must hae completed half their ranks before resigning from the Council of Light"

Sylvanor asks, "Can they not leave till they master the society?"

Jaialias says, "ya need ta be 'alf vay through yer tasks ta be able ta leave da bath'ouse"

Krayg says, "Well i have been studying this other place since Mrs Heathyranne sent me on a mission to learn of the unlife"

Falicor says, "You need to look past the fact that you are getting them skins or whatever"

Krayg asks, "Have these people tried both ways of quitting?"

You shake your head.

Falicor says, "Yes"

Karinya raises her hand.

Falicor says, "No way out until you are halfway"

Jaialias says, "Falicor, e'en if da individual is goin ta leave da bath'ouse, ve vould be providin dem vit da gifts dey need ta prosper"

Falicor sighs.

Melma asks, "how many times this really happen?"

Moonbright shakes his head.

Sylvanor says, "There is always the go blabbing on the amunet thing, which gets you removed instantly, tis how my friend left"

Karinya says, "I am nae yet a member here, awaitin my paupers time to lapse, but may I address this? "

Heathyranne nods to Karinya.

Cynric says, "The oath states that under no circumstances must we aid them in advancing in their ranks."

Karinya says, "ok first of all, jes so yas know, I was a master of CoL but thankfully left. Now even if one is told by a former member the words needed to resign, they are not heard, until the Poobah tells them, which happens on their advance,ent to journeyman rank"

Moonbright says, "that is often not enforced."

You recognize Karinya using the Symbol of Recognition.

Cryheart nods to Cynric.

Krayg says, "just think of it this way they are proving their dedication to joining by getting to the point where they can quit and prove it"

Heathyranne says, "I left before mastering"

Krayg says, "I never joined"

Falicor says, "You also need to take into consideration that this won't be an everyday thing....mostly every once in a while"

Elidan says, "aye, after 10th rank"

Hyssopp asks, "Can't ye pull that chain or something to leave em?..LIke three times?"

Krayg says, "I hear ya can knell when ya pull a chain and ya get ta fight yer self if ya win the fight ya are out and ya land on Lorminstra's alter"

Sylvanor coughs.

Karinya says, "So even if one say 6th or 7th ranks gets the message and wants out, they cant get out until they see the Poopy at 11th, and when one of these also has trouble obtaining their ranks, they can be demoted even"

Hyssopp says, "You yank it three times"

You ask, "which might take what, 2 days?"

Krayg says, "but ya gotsa kneel first"

Falicor nods to Karinya.

Karinya says, "I don't know how one could monitor a true desire to quit from a fraud gettin help but, for one, the change could be kept quiet an for another..if the message is given they souls in jeopardy, and they reiuse to leave.."

Krayg says, "fer a so called secret society they talked to me alot about stuff"

Falicor says, "That is what I want input about, I know this can't be left to just anyone to moderate it"

Hyssopp says, "Sounds scary"

Karinya says, "yas done prit much all ya can by givin that message, an theys gonna get their skins somehow anyways"

Zimrahn says, "If dey are outta luck, not need any moderatin."

You say, "its disallowed by our Charter and Bylaws, which I would hold to to my last breath"

Jaialias nods to you.

Heathyranne nods to you.

Elidan nods to you.

Sylvanor nods to you.

Krayg nods to you.

Moonbright nods to you.

Sylvanor rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sylvanor nods to you.

Heathyranne says, "while I understand your heart is in the right place, Falicor, I am adamantly opposed to anything which aids the Unlife."

Karinya says, "anyways I reckon stayin as is works as well, jes kinda feel bad for those who truly want out but cant get there"

Zimrahn nods to Heathyranne.

Falicor sighs.

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "Once ya step ovah da line..a new one will be drawn and people'll wanna step ovah det too.."

Krayg gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Jaialias recites:

"Ah 'ate ta cut dis short"

"But in me 'umble opinion ah dun tink tis feasible ta do dis"

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "so uh don' suggest we change.."

Heathyranne says, "we can support them and let them know we are here when they are out"

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "heh..tanksh."

Heathyranne says, "we can educate them and encourage them to leave"

Elidan says, "It be a measure of their determination to join Phoenix that they work through this problem themselves."

Falicor says, "I am saddened that I am the only one that sees that to help have to do what you don't like"

Falicor sighs.

Heathyranne says, "but we cannae assist their ranks"

You hear the voice of Nenwavriana say, "tell em whot happens if ya drop da soap..."

You hear someone cough.

Jaialias points at Nenwavriana, ruining her hiding place.

Heathyranne says, "Falicor, we will nae aid the Council of Light. Tis in our bylaws, our charter. Tis in our Purpose"

Nenwavriana giggles.

Jaialias crouches, sweeps a leg at Nenwavriana and connects!
MS: +296 - MD: +73 + MAvA: +5 + d100: +86 == +314
Nenwavriana falls to the ground! Jaialias deftly regains his footing.

Jaialias just gave Nenwavriana a smooch.

Cynric draws a glowing pattern in the air before Jaialias.
CS: +274 - TD: +198 + CvA: -19 + d100: +72 - -5 == +134
Warding failed!
Jaialias's eyes glass over as a distant look takes over his expression.

Heathyranne says, "tis nae that we do nae understand what ye are saying"

Cynric draws a glowing pattern in the air before Jaialias.
CS: +274 - TD: +198 + CvA: -19 + d100: +77 - -5 == +139
Warding failed!

Jaialias's eyes glass over as a distant look takes over his expression.

Cynric snaps his fingers.

Heathyranne says, "but there are too many variables"

Zimrahn says, "Aye, tis a wonderful sentiment."

Moonbright says, "that is often the way the UnLife takes over people, Falicor - one small step at a time."

Nenwavriana says, "wonderful demonstration Jaialias.."

Nenwavriana snickers.

Jaialias recites:

"Ah'd like ta move on 'ere"

Jaialias smiles.

Jaialias recites:

"Next ordah o' business.

If'n anyvon vould like anythin address'd at future meetings, jes find me and lemme know and ah vil allocate ya da time and please, nae confuse Lord Falicor's willingness ta 'elp people vit anythin otha den 'is general goodwill.

"Now, if'n der be no objections, ah vould like ta call dis meeting ta a close"

You raise your hand.

Jaialias says, "Evialla"

Jaialias smiles at you.

You exclaim, "I Object!"

You grin.