Code Poems

Aelotoi Pageant, Day 1: Code Poem Presentation
07.15.2004
Nayolan’s POV

Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I come to talk of the code poems.”
Kiwei snickers.
Trilleskine glances at Tsule.
Kiwei smiles at Eilemay.
Composer sniffs.
Eilemay blushes a nice shade of dark red.
Composer removes a sparkling sugar-crystal wing from in his spidersilk backpack.
Composer takes a bite of his sugar-crystal wing.
Composer takes a bite of his sugar-crystal wing.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Forgive my talk.”
Eldaria turns an inquisitive ear towards Eilemay.
Maelkyth put a sweet strawberry lollipop in his murrey silk surcoat.
Maelkyth removes a snake-etched sterling silver baton from in his murrey silk surcoat.
Maelkyth points his sterling silver baton at Trilleskine.
Maelkyth raises an eyebrow.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I learn write common well.”
Maelkyth put a snake-etched sterling silver baton in his murrey silk surcoat.
Kiwei smiles at Eilemay.
Speaking clearly in Aelotian, Composer says, “Interesting.. so many now.”
Tsule nods to Eldaria.
Composer beams!
Speaking softly in broken common to Eilemay, Eldaria says, “Many of us have forgotten how they worked, we come to listen and re-learn.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “And Hellivana help me….”
Eilemay furrows her brow.
Kiwei nods to Eilemay.
Speaking in broken common, Oriza says, “We were young.”
Oriza nods to Eldaria.
Eldaria nods to Oriza.
Hellivana quietly says, “I helped to translate the poems.”
Hellivana smiles.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “It’s been a while since we used them.”
Eilemay nods to Hellivana.
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “We tried to fly here and…fell on our heads too many times.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Yes.”
Eldaria’s cheeks flush with a soft shade of apricot.
Kkorrik just arrived.
Tsule begins chuckling at Eldaria!
Eilemay nods to Eldaria.
Kkorrik blinks.
Kiwei begins chuckling at Eldaria!
Eldaria begins pouting.
Kiwei tickles Eldaria as they grin at each other.
Kkorrik helps himself to a sparkling sugar-crystal wing.
Odysia rubs Eldaria tenderly.
Speaking in broken common to Eldaria, Kiwei exclaims, “Speak for yourself…I landed on my buttocks!”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “But my talk is not good.”
Maelkyth fidgets.
Kkorrik takes a bite of his sugar-crystal wing.
Maelkyth takes a drink from his fresh water.
Kkorrik takes a bite of his sugar-crystal wing.
Trilleskine glances at Tsule.
Maelkyth begins pouting.
Eilemay blushes slightly.
Composer stands up.
Maelkyth takes a drink from his fresh water.
Tsule glances at Trilleskine.
Archales grins at Benyark.
Tsule smiles at Trilleskine.
Tiawyn leans forward.
Kiwei rubs Eilemay.
Composer works his fingers under his velvet top hat and scratches his head.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “It’s alright.”
Kiwei smiles at Eilemay.
Eilemay coughs quietly.
Maelkyth helps himself to a sparkling sugar-crystal wing.
Maelkyth raises an eyebrow.
Archales nods to Benyark.
Maelkyth licks his sugar-crystal wing.
Tiawyn licks her sugar-crystal wing.
Maelkyth starts chortling.
Kkorrik blinks.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “When we were slaves, the Overseers.”
Kkorrik bows to Tiawyn.
Tiawyn smiles at Kkorrik.
Maelkyth licks his sugar-crystal wing.
Tiawyn nods to Kkorrik in greeting.
Kkorrik says, “Hello there, Tiawyn.”
Tsule touches one finger to her lips.
Speaking in broken common to Kkorrik, Kiwei says, “Shush.”
Kiwei grins.
Evenstar joins Brimzstone’s group.
Tiawyn melodically says, “Well hello there, we are just about to hear about code poems.”
Kkorrik blushes a pleasant shade of deep rose.
Kkorrik sits down.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “They would punish us if we…”
Kiwei touches one finger to his lips.
Eilemay furrows her brow.
Kiwei nods to Eilemay.
Kiwei begins to twitch.
Brimzstone gently takes hold of Pelagio’s hand.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “We had to send talk to one another.”
Eldaria shivers.
Apsu chews on her fingernails.
Kiwei removes a crystal amulet from his neck.
Eilemay gestures back and forth with her hands.
Kiwei hangs a crystal amulet around his neck.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “From one camp to another.”
Maelkyth raises an eyebrow.
Oriza wrings her hands.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “We had to talk secrets.”
Evenstar grins.
Tiawyn nods.
Tsule nods to Eilemay.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “But the Overssers could not know.”
Apsu smiles at Trilleskine.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “So, we talked code poems.”
Apsu nods.
Maelkyth raises an eyebrow.
Kiwei smiles.
Maelkyth licks his sugar-crystal wing.
Maelkyth smacks his lips.
Composer sits down.
Composer turns an inquisitive ear towards Eilemay.
Kiwei glances at Maelkyth.
Eilemay coughs.
Eilemay recites:

“Cut the wood, chop it small
Old logs we stack upon them
Damp is good, green is good
Evergreen branches on them”

Maelkyth grins at Apsu.
You grin slowly.
Eilemay recites:

“Put each branch upon the last
Over and up, a tower of brown
Endlessly reaching into the sky
Maybe they’ll burn the whole place down”

Kiwei raises an eyebrow.
Eilemay glances at Hellivana.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay asks, “I say right?”
Eldaria beams happily at Eilemay!
Hellivana nods to Eilemay.
Tiawyn ponders.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “Sounds good to me.”
Hellivana quietly says, “You spoke it very well.”
Kiwei shrugs.
Tsule applauds Eilemay.
Maelkyth grins.
Kkorrik says, “It’s hard to tell when it’s in code.”
Eilemay smiles at Kiwei.
Kkorrik winks.
Kiwei applauds Eilemay.
Tiawyn grins at Kkorrik.
You grin impishly.
You fidget.
Kiwei nods to Kkorrik.
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “That is…the point.”
Eldaria nods to Kkorrik.
Speaking clearly in Aelotian, Composer says, “Ahh.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay asks, “Can someone tell the secret in the poem?”
Composer snaps his fingers.
You shift your weight.
Tsule ponders.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei asks, “Try to burn something?”
Shartoose says, “Code Poem.”
Kiwei shrugs.
Tsule raises her hand.
You grin.
Eilemay nods to Shartoose.
Speaking quietly in broken common, Tsule says, “Code Poem.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Yes.”
Tsule chuckles.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Code poem.”
Tsule sticks out her tongue.
Tsule smiles at Shartoose.
You lean softly against Tsule.
You grin at Tsule.
Tsule smiles at you.
Benyark tosses back the edge of his Faendryl hooded cloak over his shoulder nonchalantly.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “This is a simple code poem.”
Benyark removes a twisted helix eahnor wire worry-toy from in his Faendryl hooded cloak.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei exclaims, “I can’t remember how to do it!”
Benyark wraps his Faendryl hooded cloak tightly around himself, as if to keep out the cold.
Eilemay blushes a nice shade of dark red.
Tugging firmly at his worry-toy, Benyark extends it into a long wire rod.
Maelkyth licks his sugar-crystal wing.
Maelkyth shivers.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I am not very good.”
Tiawyn giggles at Kiwei!
Tiawyn melodically says, “I thought it was pretty good.”
With several quick motions, Benyark transforms his worry-toy into a blossoming wire flower.
Tiawyn grins at Eilemay.
Speaking in broken common to Eilemay, Kiwei says, “I’m sure the code poem is fine.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “But the first letter of the line.”
The light blue glow leaves Kkorrik.
Kiwei smiles at Eilemay.
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria exclaims, “It was very good, we can’t figure it out!”
Benyark tosses back the edge of his Faendryl hooded cloak over his shoulder nonchalantly.
Tsule chuckles.
Benyark put a many-petaled eahnor wire worry-toy in his Faendryl hooded cloak.
Tiawyn melodically says, “We did.”
Benyark wraps his Faendryl hooded cloak tightly around himself, as if to keep out the cold.
Tiawyn tickles Eldaria as they grin at each other.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I will say it again.”
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei exclaims, “Oh! I see it!”
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “I’m slow.”
Eldaria nods to Tiawyn.
Kiwei beams!
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “And see if you can see it.”
Tiawyn giggles at Eldaria!
Eilemay recites:

“Cut the wood, chop it small
Old logs we stack upon them
Damp is good, green is good
Evergreen branches on them”

Speaking in broken common, Oriza says, “I see it.”
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “I sees it nows.”
Eldaria’s cheeks flush with a soft shade of apricot.
Eilemay recites:

“Put each branch upon the last
Over and up, a tower of brown
Endlessly reaching into the sky
Maybe they’ll burn the whole place down”

Kiwei leans on Oriza, giving her a companionable grin.
You hum happily to yourself.
Trilleskine smiles at Apsu.
Pelagio merrily exclaims, “We need burn down the town!”
Apsu blushes a nice shade of rosy pink.
Tsule glances at Pelagio.
Apsu smiles at Trilleskine.
You giggle.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “The overseers… they look at the words.”
Tsule shakes her head.
Speaking in broken common, Oriza says, “Code, poem.”
Kiwei looks over at Pelagio and shakes his head.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “They think we are talking about wood.”
Brimzstone says, “Sounds like trying to build an escape a large ladder.”
Brimzstone grins.
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “Overseers not smarts….the brutes.”
Kiwei begins chuckling at Brimzstone!
Kkorrik asks, “Uhhh… I would think that the first half says something about logs that dont burn, because they’re damp, and green?”
Eilemay nods.
Composer’s spirit appears to be lifted by the singing.
Composer renews his songs.
Tsule chuckles.
Kiwei nods to Eldaria.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “Barbarians.”
Tiawyn tickles Kkorrik as they grin at each other.
Kiwei nods.
Eilemay nods to Kkorrik.
Tiawyn’s spirit appears to be lifted by the singing.
Tiawyn renews her songs.
Kkorrik laughs!
Speaking in broken common, Oriza says, “Some people are not getting.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “But we hide our thought in the letters.”
Tiawyn melodically exclaims, “That poem is code for code poem!”
Tiawyn tickles Kkorrik as they grin at each other.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “…And ugly, too.”
Kiwei chuckles.
Eldaria nods to Tiawyn.
Shartoose says, “Try the first letter of the first word of each line.”
Kkorrik asks, “So you could make green branch clothing, and survive the fire?”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “And so we send secrets to each other.”
Kkorrik cackles!
Trilleskine cocks his head.
Tiawyn giggles at Kkorrik!
Kiwei begins chuckling at Kkorrik!
Kkorrik winks.
Brimzstone says, “Oh that cute.”
Brimzstone grins.
Odysia nods to Brimzstone.
Brimzstone nods to Eldaria.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Here is another.”
Eldaria smiles.
Composer grins.
Eldaria nods to Brimzstone.
Brimzstone nods to Eilemay.
Brimzstone grins.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “Shhh…”
Speaking in Aelotian, Evenstar says, “Pointy ears are slow.”
Kiwei touches one finger to his lips.
Eilemay recites:

“Dusty, aching
All in chains
Never free
Groaning, shaking
Eternal pains
Rescue me”

Eldaria nods to Evenstar.
Tiawyn grins at Eilemay.
Oriza nods to Evenstar.
Evenstar glances at Brimzstone.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei exclaims, “Danger!”
Trilleskine furrows his brow.
Eldaria beams happily at Eilemay!
You shiver.
Tiawyn nods to Kiwei.
You nod.
Eldaria shivers.
Oriza nods.
Kiwei smiles.
Speaking in broken common, Oriza says, “Danger.”
Eilemay nods to Kiwei.
Speaking in broken common, Trilleskine asks, “Danger?”
Evenstar beams happily at Eilemay!
Brimzstone says, “Danger .”
Brimzstone grins.
Eldaria nods to Trilleskine.
Kkorrik asks, “Danger from what?”
Evenstar glances at Brimzstone.
Evenstar grins.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “This was a poem we used much times.”
Speaking in broken common, Trilleskine says, “Danger.”
Trilleskine nods to Apsu.
Tiawyn melodically says, “Doesn’t say what.”
Tsule nods.
Speaking in broken common to Kkorrik, Kiwei says, “It’s just an example…”
Tiawyn melodically says, “Just says danger.”
Eldaria nods to Eilemay.
Brimzstone glances at Evenstar and folds his arms across his chest.
Speaking in Aelotian, Trilleskine says, “That’s what that song means I think.”
Apsu cocks her head at Trilleskine.
Kkorrik asks, “Aye, but isn’t danger a given normally?”
Kkorrik giggles.
Brimzstone chuckles.
Speaking quietly in broken common to herself, Apsu says, “‘Danger.”
Eilemay nods.
Trilleskine nods to Apsu.
Eilemay nods to Kkorrik.
Speaking quietly in Aelotian, Apsu asks, “What is it?”
Trilleskine looks lost in thought.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “That is why we use much.”
Brimzstone gawks at Evenstar.
Speaking in Aelotian, Trilleskine asks, “Danger?”
Speaking in Aelotian, Trilleskine says, “I think.”
Apsu nods.
Kkorrik laughs!
Brimzstone glances at Evenstar and folds his arms across his chest.
Kkorrik nods to Eilemay.
Speaking in Aelotian, Trilleskine asks, “Is that right?”
Evenstar grins.
Kiwei nods to Trilleskine.
Kiwei smiles.
You nod to Trilleskine.
Eilemay nods to Trilleskine.
Trilleskine nods.
Shonison asks, “Was that, perhaps, a signal if you were up to some resistance activity?”
Speaking in broken common, Oriza asks, “Were there ever mistakes, because of oddly spelled words?”
Oriza peers quizzically at Eilemay.
Kiwei nods to Shonison.
Shonison nods.
Eldaria nods to Shonison.
Kiwei begins chuckling at Oriza!
Eilemay nods to Oriza.
Oriza scowls at Kiwei.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei asks, “What…?”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Some poems were much… better.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Harder to puzzle.”
Tsule nods to Eilemay.
Oriza nods.
Kiwei nods to Eilemay.
Trilleskine furrows his brow.
Speaking in broken common to Eilemay, Kiwei says, “I’m remembering a few, now.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Some used first and last letters.”
Brimzstone grins at Eilemay.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “But…”
Eilemay shakes her head.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I am not good.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I have one more.”
Speaking quietly in broken common, Tsule asks, “Werent most of the poems transmitted by the The Vaer’sah scouts?”
Eldaria turns an inquisitive ear towards Eilemay.
Eilemay nods to Tsule.
Kiwei smiles at Eilemay.
Tsule nods to Eilemay.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Also the Mrae’ni.”
Tsule nods.
Eilemay recites:

“See our Overseers work us hard day
Everyone is weak and receive no pay
Nevertheless, we must do so or worse
Death could become our final Curse.”

Eilemay recites:

“Hives of bees and other insects reign free
Each of us are happy to be alive you see
Little stingers they may seem to you
Plenty of poison and more to kill me though.””

Brimzstone giggles at Eilemay!
Tiawyn grins at Eilemay.
Kiwei turns to Eilemay and cheers!
Speaking clearly in broken common, Composer says, “That was a good one.”
Eilemay nods.
Oriza nods.
grinYou grin.
You nod.
Eilemay blushes a nice shade of dark red.
Kiwei nods.
Evenstar nods.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “It ws.”
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “Was.”
Kiwei chuckles.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I did not make it.”
Kiwei smiles at Eilemay.
Speaking in broken common to Eilemay, Kiwei says, “You’re very good at this.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “It was one I learned.”
Trilleskine furrows his brow.
Shartoose just went through a wide opening.
Tiawyn licks her sugar-crystal wing.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Now.”
Composer glances at Kiwei.
Composer removes a glass of fresh water from in his spidersilk backpack.
Kiwei peers quizzically at Composer.
Eilemay glances around anxiously at everyone.
Speaking in broken common to Composer, Kiwei asks, “What?”
Composer takes a drink from his fresh water.
Maelkyth tries humming a joyful tune.
Maelkyth takes a bite of his sugar-crystal wing.
Composer hums an old Aelotian tune.
Asrak takes a drink from his fresh water.
Apsu looks thoughtfully at Maelkyth.
Composer stands up.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I thought you might try to make poems.”
Tsule recites:

“Here we sit
everyone together
listining to Eilemay
lost family
one tribe”
Composer recites:

“Wrongfully spilt on me
Annoying while sleepy
Teach him a lesson,that Kiwei
Run Run Run!”

Speaking clearly in broken common, Composer says, “Bah.”
Maelkyth grins.
Speaking clearly in broken common, Composer says, “Close.. need work.”
Brimzstone recites:

“All cute and delicate
Everything is in their grasp
Love is strong
Over and over again
Tough to break
Over and over again
In love, so very strong!”
Brimzstone recites:

“Real chocolate is so very great!

Chocolate so tasty and sweet
Usually filled with cream
together they make a great treat
Even make those hearts beat!”
Eldaria recites:

“Angry, hurt and crying babes
No one cares, we hurt and shamed
Ooverseers, work us hard in mines
They care not if we see
sun shine
Help never come, no one care
Everything dark, we say our prayers
Return to us, our freedom cries”
Eldaria recites:

“For freedom we fly, and say our last goodbyes
Return never home, we run away
Everyone safe, not really, they say”

Speaking in broken common, the voice of Kiwei asks, “Huh?”
Eldaria babbles something unintelligible.
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “Not come out right, really.”
Tiawyn recites:

“Thinking of a rhyme,
How to pass the time
And to stay sharp
Not play the harp.
Kissing lovers seldom wonder,
Yes over yonder,
Our lost thoughts drift
Underlying tones do shift.”
Oriza recites:

“Gentle waves rolling in the water
Only a little time left to be here
Helping other brothers and sisters
Open their eyes to our pain
Maybe they will see
Everyone is the same”
Maelkyth recites:

“Best keep
In company
Than sullen, sit
Estranged”
Maelkyth recites:

“Altogether
Pleasantries
Satiate
Us all”
Trilleskine recites:

“Give Apsu and Trille
Elf ear cookies to eat
Or we take all wing candy
Run far away and we
Go to throw candy away from
Elves eating wings”
Evenstar recites:

“Hands do a laborers job
Under the soil, mining hard
Never seeing the light of day
Green grass miles away
Remember them, the ones that went before
Yours and mine”
You hear Kiwei recite:

“Passively mining all day long
Renovating the cave walls
Evading the punishing bugs
Testing us and pressuring us
Tickling our fears as they always did.
Yelling at us loudly in clicks!”
You hear Kiwei recite:

“Grinding us to rocks,
Impossible odds,
Reserving the females…
Laughing at us behind our backs.”
Kkorrik recites:

“Great chocolate fudge recipie:
(‘Tis not hard to make!)”

Kkorrik recites:

“Melt one bar of chocolate and some heavy cream in a saucepan.
Elven chocolate works best.”

Kkorrik recites:

“Stir constantly to avoid burning.
Increase heat slowly until it boils.
Lower heat and simmer for a few minutes.
Very slowly, add a half cup of almonds a few at a time.
Every time stirring the mixture.
Remove from heat and pour into a container, and let cool overnight!”
Eldaria recites:

“Hungry, starving
Extra food we have not
Late for working
Punish us, hurt us”
Eldaria recites:

“Under midnight sky we watch
Someday we be free from harm”
Tiawyn recites:

“All the leaves have scattered,
But the colors that mattered,
Or were pretty enough to see,
Blow on a gust to the sea
The harsh winds of winter come.”

Tiawyn recites:

“Please we pray the stores will hold,
Less time for gather when cold,
And much less sun in the day.
Never to soon for the kiss of spring.”

Kiwei begins chuckling at Tiawyn!
Kkorrik asks, “Abobt plan?”
Tsule blinks.
Tiawyn giggles.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “Abort plan.”
Speaking quietly in broken common, Tsule says, “Ah.”
Tiawyn melodically says, “Missed a letter.”
Tiawyn laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.
Tiawyn melodically says, “Its tricky.”
You recite:

“From night to night
Long flights on air
Young fledgelings far behind falling.”

You recite:

“Flitting upwards,
Round the sky,
Every day farther,
Every mile ever onward calling. ”
Composer recites:

“Messages sent
Exciting rhyme
Moving,touching
Over the bridge
Roses are Beautiful
You’ll remember it”
Oriza recites:

“Mountains climbing into the sky
I am traveling to a distance land
Sugary wings and lots of water
Singing songs, but feeling pain”
Odysia recites:

“Growing, only working, breeding more –
Overseers slaves

Odysia recites:

“Between the work, the pain
And hunger
Came signs that we would one day –
Know no more surrender”
Composer recites:

“Crushed in my hand
Again I’ll brand
Nice and stable
Did it right near the table
You gonna be glittery!”
Oriza recites:

“Mountains climbing into the sky
I am traveling to a distance land
Sugary wings and lots of water
Singing songs, but feeling pain”

Oriza recites:

“Yesterday seems long ago
Only a few more days
Up in the mountains”
Brimzstone recites:

“Having so much fun
Under the morning sun
Getting a scorching tan”

Brimzstone recites:

“Everyone is here
I see them all dancing
Little baby steps at a time
Even many are singing
Merry melodies they sang
always so pleasant
You should never try to dance with a pheasant”
Archales sings:

“Wandering endlessly my feet grow weary
Always looking to where future will bear me
Thoughts run through my head some scare me
Caught in the dark I push on fearlessly
Hearing the call of freedom’s horn clearly”

Archales sings:

“Around the mines I spent my days
Nothing had joy back in those dark days
Defeated I learned what little they’d teach us”

Archales sings:

“Wonder is a living thing and must be nutured to grow
And slinging a pick quicker seems ta be all I know
Inside my head I’m still free to let my spirit show
Till the overseer whip comes to quick and into silent darkness I follow”

Archales sings:

“Those who hear this will feel the truth my words reveal
Heed well the cry of our ancestors peel
Eroded by a war they can’t win
Never believe its too late for revolution to begin”

Archales sings:

“Before my path grows
Reach for the pick that’s all I know
End my break an back to digging at holes
At least I sleep well tonight if we ever go home
Kick off my heels when I get there an snore like a gnome”

Archales sings:

“Will some call the overseer I’m feeling faint
I have this gem with no impurties or taint
Take it to the mage or maybe a saint
He could I know I cain’t but I could use it in a dazzling escape”

Archales sings:

“Tell my mother I’m sorry
Hope my father is proud
Everyone will be amazed when I fly up to the clouds”

Archales sings:

“Does anyone remember my story
Aelotoi know this story of their ancestors glory
Weary spirits from before we now bare
New worlds in the sky we shall be prepared ”
Kiwei recites:

“Sweet home
Over all of us
Allowing us to be friends while
Roaming these new lands
Intigrating into new cultures and
New found land such as these.
Giving us a home!”

Kiwei recites:

“Trees all around,
Heavens above us!
Earth under us.”

Kiwei recites:

“Slowing adapting to this huge world while
Keeping our heritage in our hearts.
Yawning quietly in this peaceful world.”
Composer recites:

“Cool and collective
Outgoing and all
Moving women’s hearts
Posing magically
Offering pink roses
Striking emerald eyes
Enjoying every moment
Romantically and frantically reciting everyday!”
Theradose recites:

“Until I pass into the world of the after
Now I roam the lands to pursue my mission
Destined to fight the tormented souls
Yearning to free Elanthia of the dreadful curse
In the heart of the beast is where I travel
Never to lay down my sword in defeat
Granted the power of the Lord Eonak, I smite those down to the ground below my feet.”
Nurimbil recites:

“Darkness, terrible tears–seething Children
I ascend!–
crying, ‘Mother!’ tumbling elsewhere.”

Nurimbil nods.
Oriza acts puzzled.
Kiwei peers quizzically at Nurimbil.
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “None will guess the meaning.”
Nurimbil smiles with silent self-satisfaction.
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “Well if fellow children of the sky cannot understand it, then it is useless.”
Nurimbil cocks his head at Eldaria.
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “Since it is meant for them in the first place.”
Speaking in broken common to Eldaria, Nurimbil says, “Children must think faster than Overseers.”
Speaking softly in broken common, Eldaria says, “And we do.”
Nurimbil folds his arms over his chest.
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “You will see, in the Wing Dance, again what carelessness breeds.”
Nurimbil closes his eyes for a moment.
Speaking quietly in broken common, Nurimbil says, “I fear some forget.”
Nurimbil recites:

“Senseless entropy nearby degenerates,
mutating ominously, revealing evil:
An insectoid disaster.”

Speaking in broken common, Kiwei asks, “Sma?”
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “Yes, that is easier.”
Kiwei raises an eyebrow.
Nurimbil glances at Kiwei.
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil exclaims, “No, no!”
Nurimbil turns to face Kiwei.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei exclaims, “Send more aid!”
Kiwei grins.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay exclaims, “You are master coder!”
Kiwei grins at Nurimbil.
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “There are more complex forms.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “I tell them. But…”
Eilemay blushes a nice shade of dark red.
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “Not master.”
Speaking in broken common to Eilemay, Nurimbil says, “There are reasons why those who wait for Her return survived at all.”
Nurimbil clenches his fist.

Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “The more difficult code by far was the first.”
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “I am saddened none deciphered.”
Nurimbil recites:

“Darkness, terrible tears–seething Children
I ascend!–
crying, ‘Mother!’ tumbling elsewhere.”

Speaking in Aelotian, Evenstar says, “Didnt think the point of code poems was to make them hard for us to decipher.”
Speaking in broken common to Nurimbil, Kiwei says, “Send more aid.”
Kiwei grins at Nurimbil.
Speaking in Aelotian, Evenstar says, “Just hard for kiramon.”
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “The first. Not the second.”
Nurimbil smiles at Kiwei.
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “You gladden this Nurimbil.”

Speaking harshly in broken common to you, Nurimbil asks, “Vaer’sah. Are your wits as swift as your wings?”
You glance at Nurimbil.
You sigh.
You stare at Nurimbil.
Speaking in broken common to Nurimbil, Kiwei says, “Give me a hint…”
Speaking in Aelotian, Nurimbil says, “The words matter not at all.”
(Nayolan squints at Nurimbil and taps her fingers against each other pedantically.)
Nurimbil says, “It is only the positions of the words and their composite letters that matter.”
You act puzzled.
Speaking in Aelotian, Nurimbil says, “Picture it scribed on a stray scrap of parchment.”
Speaking in Aelotian, Nurimbil says, “Yes? Yes.”
Nurimbil nods.
Kiwei scratches his head.
Speaking in Aelotian, you ask, “Um. Death is come?”
You cock your head at Nurimbil.
Speaking in Aelotian, Evenstar says, “We could probably unscramble it if we had ales.”
You hold up your hand and tilt it side to side in a so-so gesture.
Speaking in Aelotian, you say, “Seems close, but something’s wrong.”
Nurimbil rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Hakwea rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Nurimbil stares at you.
You glance at Nurimbil.
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “Too quick, Vaer’sah.”
You fidget.
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “I like you.”
Speaking in Aelotian, you say, “….been thinking a while.”
Your cheeks flush with a soft pale rose shade, darkening your freckles even more.
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei asks, “Deec is…?”
Speaking in Aelotian to Kiwei, you say, “Think words and placement. One is one, two is two, three is three…”
Speaking in broken common to Nurimbil, Kiwei says, “Need another hint…”
Kiwei chuckles.
You nod to Kiwei.
Speaking in Aelotian to Kiwei, you say, “So D for darkness, E for Terrible, A for Tears…”
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei says, “Dea…”
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “And Nayolan is correct.”
Your cheeks flush with a soft pale rose shade, darkening your freckles even more.
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “My code is broken.”
Speaking in broken common, Nurimbil says, “…in two ways.”
Speaking in broken common, Kiwei asks, “Deac?”
Kiwei chuckles.
Speaking in Aelotian, you say, “…but D for Children is screwy. Shoudl be an H.”
Speaking quietly in broken common to himself, Nurimbil says, “I am getting old.”
Speaking in Aelotian, you say, “It’s puzzly. Eilemay said sometimes they were passed written, though, right? So then it’d be easier.”
You nod.
Speaking in broken common to Nurimbil, Kiwei exclaims, “Death is come!”
Kiwei grins at Nurimbil.
Nurimbil takes a deep breath.
You grin at Kiwei.
You applaud Kiwei.
Nurimbil narrows his eyes.
Kiwei stands up.
Nurimbil scratches his head.
Kiwei strikes a heroic pose.
You glance at Nurimbil.
You touch one finger to your lips.
Eilemay put a small plain wooden pendant in her blue waist sash.
Hakwea says, “Guess those pendants are important.”
Speaking in broken common, Eilemay says, “They are to carry secrets.”
Linsha recites:

“Dark love so true, to be with you
Empty dreams hidden in my heart
My eyes are shut to the truth
Open them to see the demon inside
Now embrace me…close youreyes
Someday we will be together”