posted Sep 5, 2020, 11:52 AM by Stephen Pliska-Matyshak

Decitina 18th, Year One of the Reign of High King Ran

The date is Phasetin, 18th Decitina, 11 1
Between scheming about Munkustrap's dilemma, training, and trying to sneak into every nook and cranny of The Rogue Spoon to find the elusive shrine to Borgose the Blue, the next couple of weeks pass you by.
Darkness has fallen again, though most thought it might only be the one day as it started on Borgosetin of the second week of the month, which is always dark. However, several days later it is still dark.
Perri Elastime: Oh! Should we go check on your Mom?
Fennimore: Let's check her cart first.
Perri Elastime: Okay.
Perri Elastime: Let me grab my warm cloak and hat.
Several strange phenomena have occurred in the castle over these dark days and the castle has gone into lockdown. No one has been allowed to leave.
Fennimore: Have you heard any news about the strange phenomenon around the castle?
Perri Elastime: No, not really.
Perri Elastime: You?
Guests have been requested to remain in their rooms and court has been suspended until further notice.
Fennimore: Hard to hear anything when we are confined to quarters.
Perri Elastime: Good thing we are sneaky, otherwise it would be hard to talk.
Fennimore: You know that. Maybe one of the rat people made it past the castle wards.
Perri Elastime: Cook has been complaining about missing cheese.
Fennimore: Now I wonder who moved the cheese?
Perri Elastime: Whenever I see cheese I eat it.
Perri Elastime: So it wasn't me
Castle Guard: You really should not be passing between rooms through the halls.
Perri Elastime: Do you know of any secret passageways to do it?
Fennimore: Thanks for the tip. Do you know why everyone is cooped up?
Castle Guard: Some strange magical thing is all I have heard. The archmage has been investigating from what I understand.
Perri Elastime: Because I can't stay in my room any longer.
Fennimore: Strange magic, hmmph. Probably that bard is messing up our lives again.
Castle Guard: Your rooms are right next to each other. Pass quickly, but not too often, and I'll look the other way.
Perri Elastime: Yours or mine?
Fennimore: Alright, we'll try to stay out of sight. How about yours for now.
Perri Elastime heads back to her room.
Fennimore sneaks in behind her.
Castle Guard: As you were, then.
Fennimore: Oh, should I feel naughty, like the knight, for being invited into a lady's boudoir?
Perri Elastime: Nah!
Fennimore (laughing): I never understood why humans were so uptight about sex.
Perri Elastime: Besides this isn't naughty.
Perri Elastime: Don't know. They are just weird that way.
Fennimore: So, what should we do. The guards don't want us wandering the halls.
Perri Elastime: I don't know I'm a bit worried about your mom.
This goes on for a couple of days, but one of these days when you are sleeping in your separate rooms, your sleep is disturbed.
Perri Elastime, in what feels like a dream or more precisely, a nightmare, you wake up in agonizing pain, screaming. The screaming seems to be combined with other distant, muted screaming from somewhere else.
Fennimore, in what feels like a dream or more precisely, a nightmare, you wake up in agonizing pain, screaming. The screaming seems to be combined with other distant, muted screaming from somewhere else.
Fennimore (pained): Aaaaagh!
Fennimore pants and sweats.
Perri Elastime, the screaming morphs into yowls.
Perri Elastime: Mab, mother of nightmares, release me!
Fennimore, the screaming morphs into yowls.
Perri Elastime: Fuck, fuck, fuck!
Perri Elastime smells people approaching.
Fennimore smells people approaching.
Perri Elastime hides.
Fennimore goes to the washbasin to wet my face and looks in the mirror.
Perri Elastime feels compelled to get small. She slides out of her bed--and clothes--and slips under the bed. It feels more comfortable here.
Fennimore, your vision seems strange like something is blocking it at your nose.
Fennimore has rat-like features as he peers into the mirror.
Perri Elastime looks around for a small hole to hide in.
Fennimore paws at his face, thinking, "This can't be real."
Perri Elastime: Be very, very quiet.
Perri Elastime sees a vent under the head of the bed.
Fennimore pinches himself, "Wake up, this is just a nightmare."
Fennimore hears a knocking at a door nearby.
Perri Elastime slips into the vent.
Fennimore: That bard must be casting some kind of illusion.
Fennimore sneaks to the door and peeks out to see who's in the hall; where they are.
Perri Elastime enters a narrow passage, but it doesn't seem constraining.
Fennimore sees a guard a couple of doors down. The door opens and the guard enters, disappearing from view.
Perri Elastime is hungry like she's never been hungry before.
Fennimore: When the hall is empty, sneaks as quietly as a mouse over to Perri's door and ducks inside.
Perri Elastime goes down the passage a bit and waits for the nightmare to end. They alway end eventually!
Fennimore sneaks into Perri's room without being noticed.
Fennimore (whispering): Perri, are you here?
Perri is nowhere to be found. Her bed looks slept in and her nightgown hangs off the side of the bed.
Fennimore (whispering): Perri, it's Fenn. I need help.
Fennimore, Perri doesn't seem to be in earshot.
Perri Elastime, hunger gnaws at you.
Fennimore tiptoes back to the door and listens for a movement in the hall.
Fennimore: Fine time to sneak off to the kitchens.
Perri Elastime sniffs for food smells.
Fennimore hears nothing, but he smells oiled metal and body odor.
Perri Elastime's nose leads her down the tunnel.
Fennimore: Sniff, sniff, that's odd.
Perri Elastime gingerly heads down the tunnel, watching and listening for danger.
Fennimore's nose leads him under the bed where he sees a vent. Perri must have crawled in there, but she wouldn't normally be able to.
Fennimore: How did she do that?
Fennimore, she must have made herself small enough to fit in rat-sized.
Perri Elastime, hunger drives you onward.
Perri Elastime wanders the tunnels, following her nose until she finds an exit.
Fennimore thinks about his long rat like nose and Perri squeezing herself into a rat-hole. If she did it, maybe I can too.
Fennimore thinks rat, rat, rat, over and over and tries to squeeze himself small enough to fit through the vent.
Fennimore's point of view changes as he shrinks.
Fennimore: It's working.
Perri Elastime: Sniffs at the opening, watches for movement, and waits to make sure it is safe.
Fennimore scampers under the bed, through the vent.
Fennimore fits fine in the tunnel under the bed.
Fennimore sniffs and listens, as he tries to follow Perri's trail.
Perri Elastime smells nothing but an immense amount of things to eat.
Perri Elastime looks for a dark place closer to the food.
Fennimore has no trouble following Perri's scent.
Perri Elastime bites herself trying to remain calm and hidden.
Fennimore: Cheese! She's going for the cheese. Blessed are the cheesemakers.
Fennimore: Don't get caught in a rat trap, Perri.
Perri Elastime notices that there seems to be several low ceilings about this room...the undersides of cabinets.
Perri Elastime thinks about cheese and heads under a cabinet, watching for traps, thinking of poison.
Perri Elastime manages to avoid a rather large mouse trap.
Fennimore exits the tunnel after following Perri's scent, but doesn't see where she went.
Perri Elastime: The people food. That's what I need.
Perri Elastime, the cheese in the trap is very tempting.
Fennimore Looks around trying to recognize where he is in the castle.
Fennimore, there seems to be several low ceilings about this room...the undersides of cabinets.
Fennimore doesn't recognize the location.
Perri Elastime: I want the good stuff.
Perri Elastime recognizes she's in the kitchens.
Fennimore sneakily moves from one cabinet to the next, searching for Perri. Watching out for big folk.
Fennimore, the smells of food are becoming overwhelming and you are very hungry now.
Perri Elastime wonders if there is something she can use to spring the trap without hurting herselh?
Fennimore: Food!
Perri Elastime is distracted by the smell of...Fennimore?
Perri Elastime (whispering): Fenn?
Perri Elastime's call only comes out as a squeak.
Fennimore hears a squeak from under a different cabinet.
Fennimore (whispering): Perri?
Fennimore's call only comes out as a squeak.
Perri Elastime squeaks quietly.
Perri Elastime hears a squeak from under a different cabinet.
Fennimore sneaks towards the source of the squeak.
Perri Elastime, there is a fork under the cabinet.
Perri Elastime bites the end of the fork and tries to push it to the trap, keeping well out of the way of the snap.
There is a loud slap and a clang.
Perri Elastime disarms the trap.
Fennimore thinks, "Oh no, Perri and dashes towards the snap.
Perri Elastime run under a different cabinet.
Fennimore sees a large rat scurrying under a cabinet.
Perri Elastime sees a large rat approaching from under the cabinets.
Fennimore turns and follows the other rat.
Perri Elastime: Sniff, sniff.
Perri Elastime (squeaking): Fenn
Perri Elastime realizes this rat smells like Fennimore.
Fennimore: Squeak.
Fennimore twitches his nose.
Perri Elastime: Squeak, squeak!
Fennimore: Sssh.
Perri Elastime runs to cheese cupboard.
Fennimore: Oh, where is she off to now? We need to get back to her room.
Fennimore follows Perri.
Perri Elastime, another somewhat smaller rat hisses as she approaches the cheese larder.
Rat: Get away.
Rat: Mine.
Perri Elastime: Mine!
Perri Elastime: Starving.
Fennimore: There's two of us and we're hungry.
Rat: Uh, oh. My bad.
The rat scurries off.
Fennimore feels the power of the cheese.
Perri Elastime climbs cupboard to get to cheese.
Perri is intent on getting into the cabinet the normal way, but Fennimore smells the cheese more strongly from under the cabinet.
Fennimore: Perri, follow me. There's cheese down here.
Perri Elastime: We want human cheese, not cheese left for rats and mice.
Perri Elastime: Poison.
Perri Elastime comes down.
Fennimore finds a hole gnawed into the bottom and backside of the cabinet.
Perri Elastime: So hungry.
Fennimore: Look here. A hole to glorious cheese.
Perri Elastime: Make sure we can get to all the cheese.
Fennimore: Any cheese is good right now.
Fennimore climbs into the cabinet.
Perri Elastime: Not if cook poisoned it.
The hole is fairly small, but the two are sure they can squeeze in.
Perri Elastime follows Fennimore.
Fennimore looks around and sniffs for poison.
Perri Elastime tries to find a way up to the top shelf.
The two climb into the cabinet. There is poison set in a couple places on each shelf, but it is very obvious. The shelves are easily accessed through vents in the back corners of the cabinet.
Fennimore looks for swiss cheese.
Fennimore: Ah, cheese, holey cheese.
Perri Elastime looks for cheddar.
Each rat finds their desired cheese and begin to feast.
Perri Elastime: I want to bring a hunk to my room.
Fennimore (between nibbles): Eat your fill, then we need to get back to your room before we change back to people. It won't do to wander the castle naked.
Perri Elastime: Let's take it to go.
Cook (muffled and distant): What was that?
Perri Elastime: Hurry!
Footfalls enter the kitchen and pause.
Fennimore freezes.
Perri Elastime grabs a hunk of cheese to take with her and freezes.
Cook (muffled): Hmm, must be the phenomenon again.
The foot falls leave the room.
Perri Elastime sneaks with the cheese.
Fennimore starts breathing again.
Fennimore grabs a chunk of cheese and sneaks down the back of the cabinet.
Perri Elastime sneaks down the cabinet holding her cheese in her mouth.
The two giant rats exit the cabinet through the bottom with a little difficulty carrying their cheese.
Fennimore scampers back to the cabinet he came in under.
Perri Elastime sneaks to the passageway.
The rats skitter under cabinets to the vent and exit the kitchens. Before long, they are back under the bed in Perri's room.
Perri Elastime eats cheese.
Fennimore finishes nibbling on his cheese.
Perri Elastime: How long will we stay like this?
Fennimore: I don't know. I've never been a rat before.
Fennimore: Do you think the bard did this to us?
The rats finish eating their cheese and then begin to feel rather strange.
Perri Elastime: The change was like the wicked teeth of winter.
Fennimore can't seem to stay awake.
Perri Elastime can't seem to stay awake.
Fennimore pulls his shirt into a nest and curl up in it.
Perri Elastime climbs up onto the bed.
Perri Elastime digs under the covers.
Perri Elastime: Fenn, might be tight under the bed.
Perri Elastime: The nightmares never last forever. It only seems that way.
The rats fall asleep where they curl up.
There is a knock at the door that awakens Perri and Fennimore. Perri is curled up in a nest of covers on the bed completely naked, her dreads completely combed out and all the leaves, twigs and feather are strewn throughout the bed. Fennimore is curled up under the bed with his nightshirt wedged uncomfortably under his hip. He hits his head on the leg of the bed as he starts awake.
Fennimore pulls his nightshirt on quickly and rubs the bump on his noggin.
Perri Elastime: Gah.
Castle Guard (from beyond the door): Oi! Is everything all right in there?
Perri Elastime: Heya! All is well.
Fennimore stays quiet.
Perri Elastime puts on the nightgown.
Castle Guard: OK. Is that halfling, Fennimore, in there with you. He isn't answering, but I haven't entered his room yet, since I know you go back and forth.
Fennimore: Yes, I'm here.
Fennimore: Can't two people have a little peace?
Castle Guard: Oh, good. I'm glad I was the one who was making the rounds.
Perri Elastime: Fenn, you're not suppose to kiss and tell.
Fennimore grins.
Castle Guard: As you were then. Apologies.
Fennimore: None needed.
Perri Elastime grins too.
Fennimore notices bits of cheese on the floor under the bed.
Fennimore: It wasn't all a bad dream.
Neither of the two seem to have any recollection of what happened exactly.
Fennimore -> Perri Elastime: So, umm, do you know what I'm doing in your room?
Perri Elastime collects her decorations.
Perri Elastime -> Fennimore: Um, we had a tryst or something? Look at my hair. What happened to it?
Fennimore: Looks like we had a wild time of it. I'm sorry to say I can't remember more.
Perri Elastime: It would be nice to remember a good time, but sorry I don't.
Fennimore: The last I recall I was sleeping. I think I had a bad dream.
Perri Elastime: I feel like i didn't sleep at all.
Fennimore: Yeah, you wore me out.
Perri Elastime: I always knew you were on the lazy side.
Fennimore: I'm a halfling. What can I say?
Fennimore: You want industrious? Go have a roll in the hay with a dwarf.
Perri's arms and lower legs are covered in scars. It looks like scenes were carved into her skin.
Perri Elastime: Nah. Friendly is fine by me.
Fennimore: Oh, are you hurt. Did I do that to you?
Perri Elastime: Nah, you didn't do this. You said you'd help me avenge this.
Perri Elastime: I'm covered head to toe with such decoration.
Perri Elastime sighs.
Fennimore: Oh, Perri, I'm so sorry.
Fennimore: How could anyone be that cruel to you?
Perri Elastime: They consider themselves artists and musicians.
Fennimore: Pah, a curse be on all artists. From my bard to those who would mar you.
Perri Elastime: I survived because I am strong and refused to die.
Fennimore: I'm glad you did.
Fennimore: I'm glad you found your way here.
Perri Elastime: I've never not remembered what happened. We were not even drinking. There'd be bottles.
Fennimore looks around.
Fennimore: All I see are a few cheese crumbs.
Perri Elastime: Did you have cheese in your room? Mine was all gone.
Perri Elastime has a flash of scurrying through tunnels.
Fennimore: I always keep a little stash of food with me. Especially now that the castle is locked down.
Fennimore has a flash of scurrying through tunnels.
Fennimore starts.
Perri Elastime: They seem to think I need very little food.
Fennimore: Tunnels? Did we go exploring last night?
Perri Elastime: I remember hiding, running.
Perri Elastime's bite throbs a bit.
Fennimore's bite throbs a bit.
Perri Elastime: It sounds like something we might do.
Fennimore grabs his shoulder.
Perri Elastime: what is it?
Fennimore: Oh, I thought that wound had healed.
Fennimore: Where the rat-man bit me weeks ago.
Perri Elastime: Show me.
Fennimore loosens the ties on his night shirt to reveal the bite on his shoulder.
Perri Elastime: Is it painful?
Fennimore: Just a little.
Fennimore: You were bitten that night too, weren't you?
Perri Elastime: Mine aches too.
Fennimore: Maybe we should see the healers.
Perri Elastime: But we are stuck here. Do you think they will let us go out?
Fennimore: Would they keep us locked up if we are ill? It could spread around the castle.
Perri Elastime: I wonder if Rael is around? Maybe he could help us get to the healers. He always has the inside tracks.
Fennimore: I'll get dressed and ask the guard. But, I haven't seen Rael in weeks, since his parents returned home.
Perri Elastime: We could try the infirmary.
Perri Elastime starts pulling on some clothes.
Light suddenly streams in through the windows of Perri's room.
Perri Elastime: Hmm, what is going on out there?
Perri Elastime walks to the window.
Fennimore: The suns have returned. I bet they'll lift the quarantine on the castle now.
As Perri looks out of the window she can see the four-star sun blazing again in the sky.
Perri Elastime: You came over in your nightshirt?
Fennimore: I was asleep. Maybe sleep walking?
Perri Elastime: I'm just so irresistable.
Fennimore winks.
Fennimore: Yes, you are.
Perri Elastime smiles.
Perri Elastime: Go get dressed you. We will see if we can get some help after.
Castle Guard walks back down the hall pass the rooms.
Fennimore waits for the guard to pass and then tries to hurry to his own room to get dressed.
Perri Elastime: Hey, Malcome is there a healer in the infirmary.
Castle Guard: The High King has given permission to move about the castle and resume normal activities.
Perri Elastime: Thank, heavens!
Castle Guard: Where else would one find a healer, except maybe at a temple.
Fennimore: Oh, bless the cheesemakers. It'll be good to not be sneaking around in the dark again.
Castle Guard: From what I've heard, you are well acquainted with the infirmary.
Perri Elastime: That is not a nice thing to say to a lady.
Castle Guard: But to a lady bladesinger?
Perri Elastime: I never noticed that the healer was chained to a table there.
Castle Guard shakes his head and continues down the hall making his proclamation.
Perri Elastime: Bladesingers should not need the services of a healer.
Fennimore: We all need a little help from our friends.
Perri Elastime: Should we maybe go to the temple for a more private consultation?
Perri Elastime: I'm sure most things get to the King and his High sneakiness.
Fennimore: Maybe, though I'm not sure what's to be secret.
Fennimore: And, yes, the King probably has informants in all of the temples as well.
Rael Octavius: Hello. How have you been. Your hair looks nice that way, Perri.
Fennimore: Rael, old friend. We were just talking about you. Wherever have you been?
Rael Octavius wanders down the hall towards Perri and Fennimore.
Perri Elastime: Nice that you like it. I'll have to fix it soon.
Fennimore: I like it this way too.
Rael Octavius: Oh, the king sent me on a mission and I met my parents in South Town.
Fennimore: Ooh, a secret mission? Do tell.
Perri Elastime: You can tell us over food. I'm hungry.
Rael Octavius (smiling): I would, but then I might have to kill you.
Rael Octavius: Kidding.
Fennimore (smiling): It would be intesting to see you try.
Perri Elastime: If you can't tell you brother and sister, who can you tell.
Fennimore: Tell you what. Let's find some food, maybe at the Stag, and then we can all exchange secrets.
Rael Octavius: Food would be good.
Perri Elastime: Hey does this mean your father is back?
Rael Octavius: Excellent. You can meet my father.
Perri Elastime: Great.
Perri Elastime's nose twitches.
Rael Octavius (wiggling his own nose with his finger): What's that?
Perri Elastime: What?
Perri Elastime: Is he at the Stag?
Rael Octavius: He is.
Fennimore looks at Perri curiously and feels a desire to twitch his own nose.
Rael Octavius: He may be a bit busy having been gone for so long, but I can introduce you to him.
Rael Octavius: You have an itchy nose?
Fennimore: When he catches up from his backlog, I would love to talk to him about getting some work.
Perri Elastime: Sometimes.
Rael Octavius: This is what he does in The Stag, provides work.
Rael Octavius: Let's go. They're serving chicken today.
Fennimore: Wonderful. Now, for the third time. Let me get dressed and we can get going.
Perri Elastime: If you must.
Fennimore enters his room and dresses quickly before returning to his friends in the hall.
Rael Octavius: So, Perri, what was up with the lockdown?
Perri Elastime: I don't know. There was some phenomena going on.
Rael Octavius: I returned a week ago and couldn't get in.
Rael Octavius: Not more quicklings, I hope.
Perri Elastime: I don't think so.
Perri Elastime: Couldn't get in? The castle was closed?
Perri Elastime: Rael, what do you know about rat bites. Mine seems to have healed, but it still aches.
Fennimore: Alright, I'm ready. Let's get some cheese.
Rael Octavius: Rat bites? When did you get bit by a rat?
Perri Elastime: Few weeks ago.
Rael Octavius: Were you sick, have sewer plague?
Fennimore: The castle has a rat problem in the sewers. But, we agreed to share our secrets over breakfast.
Rael Octavius: Let's go.
Perri Elastime: Let me grab my feather and we can walk.
The group exits the castle and heads over to The Fiery Stag Inn for some food, conversation and an introduction.
Rael Octavius: How's training going? Getting any licks in on The High King yet?
Perri Elastime: Not yet, but he is getting fewer on me.
Rael Octavius: This is good; progress.
Perri Elastime: Either that or he is getting old.
Rael Octavius laughs.
The group arrives a The Stag and find it is still fairly busy with darkday residents.
Perri Elastime ties back her mass of long curly hair to get it out of the way before entering the stag.
There is a line of mercenaries in front of the steps to Reggot's area.
Rael Octavius: He is quite busy, it seems.
Perri Elastime: Let's eat before introductions.
Rael Octavius: There are some open seats in the far corner.
Fennimore: After you.
Mindartis hustles around serving folk and such.
Perri Elastime heads to the far corner taking a seat to watch everyone.
Rael Octavius: Watch your pockets.
Fennimore: Rough crowd today.
Rael Octavius takes a seat at the table.
Perri Elastime holds her pouch.
Perri Elastime: Seems everyone was couped up.
Rael Octavius: Hopefully this will clear out quickly.
Fennimore: I doubt they'll try anything with you and your father both here. They'll never get a decent job again if they try to roll you in plain sight.
Perri Elastime laughs.
Rael Octavius: If they're good, we'll never know until they are long gone.
Fennimore: On the other hand, I've been couped up in the castle for days. I could stand a little scrap.
Rael Octavius: Remind you of anybody?
Fennimore: True, I wouldn't recognize her if she were sitting across the table from me.
Rael Octavius: Exactly.
Fennimore: Speaking of which, that's one of the secrets to discuss. But, let's finish Perri's "tail" first.
Perri Elastime: I hate being under house arrest.
Fennimore waves to Mindartis.
Mindartis nods in acknowledgement.
Fennimore: So, while you were away, Perri went exploring and found a secret door in the kitchens.
Fennimore: I helped her unlock the door and we explored the tunnels until we came out in the sewers. A strange rat-man jumped us down there and we couldn't do a thing to stop him.
Fennimore: We ran away and as he chased us, he triggered a trap and got fried.
Perri Elastime: Lucky for us.
Perri Elastime: We couldn't hurt him.
Fennimore: And the rest of the castle, too. If he had gotten loose, he could have wreaked havoc.
Rael Octavius listens, but it is obvious he isn't pleased about the adventure.
Perri Elastime: Stop being an old scowl puss.
Rael Octavius: You are lucky, but what do you mean you couldn't do anything to stop it?
Rael Octavius: You had your weapons, correct?
Perri Elastime: I would hit it and the darn thing healed right up again.
Fennimore: My rapier went through it like a shishkebab, but came out clean as a fresh baked cake. No blood, nothing.
Rael Octavius looks alarmed.
Rael Octavius: Did both of you get bit?
Perri Elastime: But we got away and the trap killed it.
Fennimore: Aye. but they got better.
Rael Octavius: Anything strange happen, say, last night?
Fennimore: Well, yes.
Perri Elastime: Other than Fenn and I having a tryst? No.
Rael Octavius: A tryst?
Perri Elastime: Well, isn't that what you call it when you wake up naked together?
Fennimore: Well, it seems that way, though we don't quite remember what happened. We woke up together in her room. Inflagrante delecto.
Rael Octavius: Don't remember?
Rael Octavius [Draconic]: Tiamat's Turds!
Perri Elastime: Rael, calm down. You are going to burst something.
Rael Octavius (whispering): You two are cursed. That was a wererat.
Fennimore: Cursed?
Rael Octavius: Lycanthropy.
Perri Elastime: I wouldn't go that far. I don't seem cursed.
Fennimore: Wererat. Cheese. Tunnels. Maybe.
Perri Elastime: I definately like cheese, but that is not a bad thing.
Rael Octavius: Not maybe. It's not easy to get rid of that curse. It takes powerful magic.
Perri Elastime: I like secret passages too.
Perri Elastime: What did you say?
Fennimore: Do you know any paladins? Maybe Munkustrap can help us?
Perri Elastime: We could go to a temple.
Rael Octavius: You're going to need a priest or a wizard from Magus Universitis.
Perri Elastime: We could go there. We have money.
Rael Octavius: At least Full Phase just passed. You have a month before it takes you again.
Perri Elastime: What do you mean takes us?
Rael Octavius: When the moons are in Full Phase, it triggers the tranformation.
Perri Elastime: Then what?
Perri Elastime: We go eat cheese?
Rael Octavius: Eventually, you become ravening beasts if we don't remove the curse.
Perri Elastime: That doesn't sound good.
Rael Octavius: It isn't.
Fennimore: Well, at least we have a month before the next transformation.