EQ2: Altar of Malice

Discussion in 'History and Lore 2' started by Eles, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Eles Well-Known Member



    On the official press release:
    • Tranquil Sea: composed of the devastated Isle of Refuge, Deathweave Isle, and the Pygmie-and-dinosaur-inhabited Island of Dichen
    • Phantom Sea: composed of the haunted forest of Kithicor, the trading company's home base Highhold, and Grimshales, an island made from a shard of Luclin
    More Islands: Yaar!
    Keywords: Islands, Kithicor, The Trading Company's and Luclin.
    Who's this woman? Looks awesome! post your info!
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  4. Meirril Well-Known Member

    I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get the Isle of Erollisi in the Tranquil Sea. From the dinosaur population of Dichen it sounds like part of the Ocean of Tears (which had a population of raptors and a t-rex). It wouldn't of been much of a stretch to include the Sister's of Erollisi as a closed island with a single trading post. Adventurers could use the trading post as a base of operations while the inland itself would be an opportunity to loose faction with the sisters and Marr worshipers everywhere. :p
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  6. Avahlynn Well-Known Member

    Wow, gorgeous art! Some places were so pretty they literally made me tear up a little. So gorgeous!!!!

    Ty for the video!
  7. Rainmare Well-Known Member

    the Grimshales contains Ssra Temple...apparently taken over by the Akheveans before it plummeted to Norrath, as it is their HQ for their assaults on Highhold.

    we'll get to see the home of the FSTC, and the Brokenskull Pirates. and Kithicor!

    Lanys T'vyl is a demigod still, though the SK epic describes her as a demigod of envy, though perhaps she's one of Malice now..that could be the residual effect of the Lifeguide being held by her in EQ1, and being used as a channel for her to 'reinvigorate' herself.
  8. Avahlynn Well-Known Member

    I'm so excited to see the home of the fstc, not even gonna lie.
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  9. Meirril Well-Known Member

    The Brokenskull pirates are just operating here, or they moved their home base from Brokenskull Rock to the expansion area? It would be interesting if they mentioned something about the void taint their Y'keeshan brothers suffered.
  10. Rainmare Well-Known Member

    apparently BrokenSkull Rock wasn't there HQ or hasn't been for some time. the mentioning was that I think it's called Brokenskull Bay is their actual HQ, where the leading captain/admiral of the clan is with his ship, Hate's Fury.

    Or it could be a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' thing and that each major 'captain' has their own territory/area of control and Brokenskull Rock was that captain's area, and the bay is the leading captain. if I remember right there was a captain named at the rock itself, like captain wavesmasher or something like that. brokenskull rock could have been 'his' territory/hq, but the leading admiral of the clan is in the expansion zone.
  11. Eles Well-Known Member

    I was digging on the ancient lore forums from eq2 and i found the user: "Obzidian" not sure if he/she stills plays but i'll repost the info.

    Thank you for all the people who's posting more! I'm learning new stuff and it's awesome.

    Lanys Birth & Rise to Power
    Source: Harpy's Head Tavern, EQLive site -- supported by in game GM events

    Hate is Born

    The Moon of Blood is the most holy night for Innoruuk's followers and occurs once every twenty-seven months. On this heinous night, every follower of Innoruuk must murder a good being to honor his or her god. The dark elves have their own tradition on this night as well. The nobles choose a commoner to mate with and then sacrifice to their dark god.

    Two to three score years ago Vendela G`Kal, a high priestess of Innoruuk, attended the Festival of the Moon of Blood in the Neriak commons. As the festival progressed, she noticed an exceptionally fine looking common male in the throng. The high priestess bade him be her sacrifice to Innoruuk. She led him to her inner sanctum, where they copulated throughout the night. Spent, she fell into a deep sleep. When she awoke, the dark elf was gone. The following year, she gave birth.

    The child borne from this chance encounter showed remarkable abilities beyond that which any ordinary Teir`Dal had ever possessed. Many saw this, and took note. As she grew, many tried to end her life, fearing her for her power and abilities. On the first such attempt, an ancient shadowknight named Laarthik K`Shin saw the three would-be assassins and slew them as they made their attempt upon the Child of Innoruuk. After the battle, Innoruuk appeared before the shadowknight and conscripted him into service. He assigned the shadowknight to teach and protect the child and gave him a new, younger, body to enable him to do so. Under the shadowknight's tutelage, the child grew strong in both the art of combat and the dark magics of necromancy. She stood ready to spread hate across all of Norrath.

    Lanys T`Vyl is the Child of Hate. She is the embodiment of Hate upon Norrath. She carries herself with a deadly grace. Any who oppose her will be submitted to her unforgiving wrath and those who follow her are said to eventually be led to Innoruuk's glory. She is very loyal to those who follow her, as she cherishes her father's creations and looks upon them as her own, but woe be to those Teir`Dal who would betray her for their torments would be everlasting.

    Through the past year she has risen and taken a name for herself amid the mortal history of Norrath, her heart scorched with a great hatred for the new 'grace' that has fallen upon the earth. The Koada`Dal known as Firiona Vie, claimed to be the Champion of Tunare, has sparked an extreme hatred within Lanys' already darkened heart, a hatred so cold that it has numbed the rest of her senses.

    Over a year ago, a battle was fought in the heart of Kithicor Wood, a battle between the army of Lanys T`Vyl (granted to her personally by King Naythox Thex), and the forces of Highpass and Felwithe, championed by Firiona Vie. There Lanys was defeated by the might of good, but Laarthik's own sacrifice saved her life, allowing her life essence to be transported into the realm of Hate, her mortal form forever sealed away by the powers of Tunare.

    For many a moon Lanys remained locked away within her father's realm, patiently nursing her torments as she awaited an opportune moment to make her return. With the assistance of a powerful necromancer, whose name has since escaped her chaotic memory, Lanys's soul was magically drawn back into the material realm of Norrath, her soul replanted into a Teir`Dal female's body.

    Having defeated Tunare's geis upon her, Lanys returned to Neriak only to be met by disdain and intense disgust from many of the people of Neriak - her recent failure reflecting furiously in their eyes. Lanys has since sought to bring revenge to the
    'bast*rd wench' who caused her defeat, vowing that she will be the destroyer of Firiona Vie and eventually, of Tunare herself.

    info by "Obzidian" july 2009
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  12. Eles Well-Known Member

    The Crimson Teir

    Innoruuk, God of Hate, created the dark elves by kidnapping the king and queen of the elves, who were created by Tunare, and twisting them to his own image. The result was a cruel subterranean dark-skinned race. The dark elves are the means through which Innoruuk plots to destroy the races of Tunare, Prexus, and Brell Serilis who made a pact to populate Norrath with the races they created. Innoruuk especially despises the elves and dwarves.

    It is said that in the past, Innoruuk had a group of chosen Teir'Dal followers he employed to spread hate across the face of Norrath. These chosen were known as The Crimson Teir. Only the highest and most decorated followers of Innoruuk were chose to hold these positions. To each he entrusted a piece of armor that they were bound to, in life and in unlife. These relics allowed them to channel some of Innoruuk's power, and with their aid they sowed suffering and hate across the world. Though this pleased the Prince of Hate, he had ulterior motives, for he was already planning the coming of his Child.

    This armor, though it granted the owner incredible power, that power came at a terrible price. Each piece was bound to the soul of the owner, and slowly drained away the life essence of the possessor. These spiritually desiccated creatures would eventually serve as the tests he would pit his child against. The now physically ruined and mentally corrupted Crimson Teir can no longer comprehend their roles in the glory of their wicked master, Innoruuk. They know only bedlam in a hollow and endless existence of unlife.

    Acting on the advice of her teacher, Laarthik K'Shin, Lanys T'Vyl sets forth to reclaim the pieces of armor from the Crimson Teir, now scattered across the world. Her first test brings her to the old Teir'Dal city of Befallen to obtain the Abhorrent Bracers of Darkness. The following is a missive sent to Neriak by Laarthik K'Shin:

    The night began with a gathering of the Teir'Dal outside Neriak. They knew Lanys would appear, as it was her custom to do so at that hour. She was expected. I, however, was not. My arrival helped to unite the servants of Hate and defeat the heathens, which had dared to venture into Nektulos.

    I was allowed to speak from the Great Rock, what we now call the Pulpit; I addressed those assembled with the following words:

    "From the time of my birth, in the age of the lost, I have seen our people divided by what has created us. I am an old, old man, given life anew by our Prince of Hate, and I was bade to teach young Lanys, the Daughter. This is now the time we join to change the face of Tunaria, what you know as Antonica. The children of the weaker gods have been catered to and protected long enough! It is time for us to show our unified power! United, we shall make our name known that its merest utterance shall inspire unbridled terror. We shall stain the lands with heathen blood as a tribute to our Prince. Tonight begins the ascension of Lanys T'vyl!"
    Throughout my speech, many of the enraptured slashed themselves, spilling their blood upon the ground as personal offerings. With the arrival of Lanys T'Vyl, war chants and songs of praise rose throughout the crowd. A palpable energy seemed to flow from them, prickling my skin. What a joyous time for the Teir'Dal, one that shall not soon be forgotten. Now was the time to harness the rising tide of passion and hate, and direct it toward our goal.
    "We shall march on the Commonlands," I shouted, "and greet the first of the Crimson Teir. Young Lanys has determined their weakest link through her deep meditations, and tonight, we sever that link! Who will join in escorting the Child of Innoruuk to our common destiny?"
    We began our march on the Commonlands. There was one dissenter who decided to declare his own war at this time, trying to divide us. "The Crimson Teir have aligned themselves with the Freeport Shadowknights, and they are amassing a force outside the city!" We continued on to the Commonlands, however, not to be diverted from our goal.
    Upon entering the Commonlands, Lanys pointed, and spoke in dark-speech so all could hear, "We go to the western portion of the Commonlands."
    Defending the Daughter became a task, as many Kodiaks patrolled where we walked, but my sword arm never faltered. At last we reached the entrance to the lost city Befallen. The futile attempts on the life of the Daughter by paladins, druids and bards there grew tiresome. A druid in wolf-form brought a group of hill giants to attack, but knowing Innoruuk guided me that night, we were victorious over them.
    While we awaited the last of our army to reassemble, I shared a tale of our first encounter with the barbarians in their frigid land. Soon, it was time to mount our offensive.
    Within Befallen, many light-dwellers employed the Guise of the Deceiver against us, but we saw through the glamour easily. The offending bard, enchanter and wizard were set upon by the throng and quickly dispatched.
    We raged through the lost city to the third level, where we finally engaged Jerak T'Shir. The battle lasted nearly twenty minutes. Many of the undead in that place joined in the fray, assisting their own against us. Lanys was badly injured, and I was unable to heal my student. However, there in the midst of the chaos, one of our own brave clerics healed the Daughter, pledging to protect her. It was an inspiring sight!
    The knight fell, and his Bracer latched onto Lanys as the new owner. She smiled grimly, then bowed her head in prayer. I took this opportunity to reward the fallen knight's barbed leg plates to the young cleric, promising that in time, she, too, would have a teacher, one that would show her just what her fate as a Daughter would be.
    Lanys saw fit to take the coin from me and give it to a young dark one. Methinks she fancied him, but perhaps I will see him on the sacrificial table before her work is done.
    I leave you with this tale of the battle, and return to my duties as Teacher.
    --Laarthik K'Shin

    Several days after recovering the bracers of darkness, Laarthik K'Shin again appears in Nektulos Forest. He tells those of the faithful that the time of Lanys T'Vyl's second trial is at hand. This one he feels will be especially hard, there's no telling what is in store when you enter the lair of Najena.

    Laarthik gathers a group of those faithful to Innoruuk. Lanys appears, speaking to her followers in a cold, heartless manner. The party, afraid of the power that she possesses, remains quiet in a bowing stance before the Child of Hate. Lanys, Laarthik and the faithful dark elves journeyed to Najena to face yet another of the Crimson Teir'Dal.

    After passing through Lavastorm Mountains, they make their way to the Najena's dungeon. In the depths of this dark fortress, Lanys and her followers find Tovin D`Rin, the second Crimson Teir`Dal. This skeletal magician is protected by Agony and Strife; his roguish imp pets that Najena helped him create long ago. They are probably the most powerful creations the twisted Najena has ever created. Agony and Strife are linked to Tovin in such a way that he cannot be harmed while these pets remain alive.

    Lanys and her party fiercely slay Agony and Strife, leaving Tovin D`Rin open for attack. Tovin begins to panic and shouts "Mortal... NO! Agony and Strife have departed me. I am mortal again!" Lanys and her followers begin their attack on him weakening him with each hit. Once Tovin has been defeated, Lanys finds herself in possession of the Abhorrent Boots of Darkness.

    For his assistance with the battle, Laarthik rewards the most devout warrior of the party with his blackened iron bast*rd sword. Lanys and Laarthik then return to Neriak.

    "Through magic, The Crimson Teir is bound. Through hate, The Crimson Teir is strong. Through age, The Crimson Teir is wise. Feeling the connection sever between their members, they flee to the far corners of the lands, in futile hope that they will be forgotten. If it were only so simple..."

    In his dreams, Laarthik sees visions in pairs: fire and stone, primitives and gnomes, and two faces marked in red. He awakes with a start, immediately knowing where next his path leads.

    Laarthik K`Shin quickly confronts the dwellers of Neriak, the children of Innoruuk. He warns them of the difficult tasks that awaits Innoruuk's chosen child. As he explains to them the journey they must take, Lanys T`Vyl appears before them in her usual powerful and threatening fashion.

    The adventurers make haste to Solusek's Eye where the last of the Crimson Teir awaits. Upon entering Lavastorm Mountains, Lanys is attacked by a high elven assassin. He fears her power over the dark elven nation and what she might bring upon Norrath. He is no match for Lanys and her followers, however.

    Deep in the tunnels of Solusek's Eye, Enchantress Mydraa K`syk and the thief Talia K`syk make a hopeless effort to flee the coming of Innoruuk's chosen child, for they know that with each member of the Crimson Teir that falls, Lanys grows in power.

    Realizing that they will not be able to escape quickly enough, they charm four inhabitants of the caverns to defend them. These Stolen Clockwork XDCV units are formidable warriors, but provide only a small amount of protection against the Child of Hate.

    Upon reaching the Crimson Teir, Lanys's followers engage the guardians. Many of them perish.

    "Defeat them!" Laarthik K`Shin shouts. "We must defeat them for the Child of Hate!" As the last of the Crimson Teir falls, the last pieces of the Abhorrent Armor of Darkness affixes themselves to Lanys. At that moment, a circle of flame surrounds her, and she is rocked by waves of violent power. Lanys T`Vyl becomes the true child of darkness and hate.
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  13. Eles Well-Known Member

    The Battle of Bloody Kithicor & Lanys' First Death & Resurrection
    Source: Harpy's Head Tavern, EQLive Site -- supported by in game GM events
    The Final Battle (part I)

    All throughout Antonica, forces prepared for war. Quartermasters scrambled to equip hastily recruited troops. Men, both military and mundane, trained and practiced diligently on both sides for what would surely be a terrible war. Anyone who could carry a weapon, carried one during those days for none knew when the army of dark elves would advance.

    The Teir`Dal likewise prepared. They were confident that they would be successful. Indeed, they had the blessing of Innoruuk and his very daughter Lanys T`Vyl to lead them. Together with her mentor Laarthik K`Shin, the two would lead their great army against the forces of High Keep further increasing the strength of the nation of Teir`Dal and dividing the two cities Qeynos and Freeport, setting up a stranglehold upon the races of light.

    The morning was rainy and cold when the dark elves began their march. Lead by Laarthik K`Shin and Lanys T`Vyl, the hordes of Teir`Dal were a consuming fire upon the common lands. Platoons of Teir`Dal broke off to crush the rag-tag bands of allied forces that rose up to stop their advancement. Regardless of the opposition they faced, Lanys and Laarthik pushed forward toward their goal. All around the sounds of war rang out, metal against metal, battle cries and screams of the dying.

    As the army approached Kithicor forest, a rear guard was left behind to prevent the advancement of any of the races of light through the common lands. It was then that the army began to spread throughout Kithicor forest like wine spilled from a goblet. Slinking through the forest, a group of 30 Teir`Dal crept into Rivervale. They struck quickly. The peaceful halfling city was occupied and subjugated under the brutal heel of the dark elven oppressors with little to no resistance. The Teir`Dal raided the shops and took whatever meager wealth the Halflings had. The new rulers of Rivervale quickly struck down any that resisted.

    As the army continued to work its way through the forest, they met with heavier resistance as the allied races of light sprang from their hiding places, ambushing the Dark Elves. Battles erupted in every corner of the forest. As quickly as a Teir`Dal was struck down, another came forward to take his place. As soon as a Teir`Dal platoon would survive one ambush, they would be ambushed yet again. Both armies were relentless. Neither side could tell who was winning. The smell of death and of blood began to replace the usually fragrant smells of the forest.

    Lord Tephys, Galeth Veredeth and Firiona Vie waited just outside the entrance to High Pass with the assembled forces of the Paladins of Tunare and all others that were willing to assist them. The situation was very grave. The armies approach was heralded by a stampede of frightened animals all scurrying in fear of the approaching dark elven menace. It was shortly thereafter that they began to hear the sound of marching boots, the clang of weapons, and the rattle of armor peppered with the occasional scream approaching through the forest.

    It was there, near the entrance to High Pass that the leaders of the two armies met, face to face. The forest seemed to groan and the very earth trembled. Cruel laughter was heard echoing through the trees.

    Lord Tephys raised his mailed fist into the air and swore aloud, "By the grace of The Mother, you will be stopped Child of Hate! Your cursed army shall go no farther."

    Lanys's derisive laughter seemed supernaturally loud as it rang out, almost hurting the ears of those around her, "Old fool, you feel such hate for me and in that I am glad. This only proves the strength of my father and his power! However, the hate you hold for me is nothing compared to the loathing I have for you and your kind. Prepare to feel the full force of the power that is Hate itself!"

    With those words, the two armies clashed. Lanys seemed to close the gap between herself and Lord Tephys in a single leap and struck at the old Paladin with a viscous fury. Like a hammer upon an anvil, Lanys's swords struck again and again against the upraised shield of Lord Tephys. The Paladin struggled valiantly under the harsh blows of the Child of Hate. The attacks were relentless and only seemed to become more violent as they continued.

    Finally, the shield of the old Paladin failed him and Lanys landed a blow squarely upon the aged shoulder of the holy fighter. Dropping his shield, he staggered backward, holding his wound. He whispered for aid from Tunare, and his hand glowed a soft blue as the wound healed. He smiled to himself as he felt the love of The Mother. His smile quickly faded as he looked up to see Lanys's hands glowing as well, a cruel smile upon her face.

    Shouting out words in Ancient Teir`Dal, Lanys made a sweeping gesture toward her enemy. Great streams of magical energy coursed from her outstretched hands and enveloped the High Elf. Lord Tephys clutched at his chest as his whole body was wracked with incredible pain. Stunned from the sudden and unexpected blow, Lord Tephys failed to block as Lanys struck a final terrible blow. Lord Tephys fell quietly to the ground and into the bosom of the Great Mother.

    Meanwhile, a much different battle was being waged. Two seasoned fighters, leaders of men, both ancient and both veterans of countless battles squared off against each other. Laarthik K`Shin and Galeth Veredeth circled one another in a deadly ballet of thrusts and parries. Both were opponents of equal skill, but Laarthik, through the dark power he practiced, had the body of a young man. Galeth, though in excellent physical shape for his age, was still very old.

    Lowering his guard ever so slightly, Laarthik allowed Galeth to bash him square in the chin with his shield. Striking like a serpent, Laarthik's hand shot forward enveloped in a blaze of fiery magical energy. Stepping inward and snaking his blazing hand under the upraised arm and the High Paladin's shield, Laarthik touched the chest of the Galeth. The fire left the hand of the Teir`Dal and enveloped his mortal enemy.

    A cry of shock and pain erupted from the lips of the elder fighter. But with a speed one would not expect from an old man, he quickly jumped back and laid his hand upon his blistered and still smoldering skin. The wound disappeared completely though the smell of burning flesh still hung heavy in the air.

    Galeth smiled briefly at his mortal enemy and laughed, "It appears we are still even my worthy adversary." Then, feigning surprise, he raised his eyebrows and taunted, "Oh wait, I see your lip is bleeding now! Perhaps it is I who have the upper hand!" They resumed their deadly dance.

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  14. Eles Well-Known Member

    The final Battle (part II)

    As Lord Tephys fell Firiona Vie moved to assist him but she quickly realized that she was too late to save her companion. Lanys T`Vyl sprung upon Firiona like a hunting cat after its prey. Firiona was surprised by the uninhibited fury of Lanys T`Vyl and by the sheer strength of her blows. Shifting her weight she dug the side of her foot firmly into the ground in a back stance as she began to parry the fierce thrusts and savage slashes of Innoruuk's chosen.

    Again and again, Lanys's weapons struck down upon Firiona's shield and sword. Unlike Lord Tephys, she was able withstand the force of her attacks. She did not forget the training she received from her mentor Galeth. She realized the importance of remaining calm and levelheaded during combat. Firiona and Lanys were polar opposites on the field of combat. Lanys foamed at the mouth and struck viscously while Firiona was calm, almost relaxed, as she turned aside her blows. Biding her time and saving her strength, Firiona simply parried the blows of Lanys T`Vyl.

    Laarthik and Galeth continued their deadly ballet, but Galeth's old body grew weak. Little by little, he felt himself loosing his edge. He began to realize that this was a battle that he could not win. He resolved himself to hold off Laarthik for as long as possible, regardless of the outcome.

    As Lanys's attack continued against Firiona, the Chosen of Tunare noticed the fury begin to fade just a bit from the dark elf's strikes. In a single fluid motion, the Paladin parried both of her opponent's blades downward with her single sword as she circled swiftly to the side of Lanys. Swinging her shield in a back handed motion as she spun, she struck Lanys brutally in the back of the head, pushing her off balance momentarily.

    Though surprised and dazed by the sudden attack, Lanys regained her composure in time to turn aside the deadly sword thrust that was aimed directly for her midsection. Firiona took the offensive. This time it was she who struck again and again, with Lanys continually backing up under the force of her blows.

    Swarms of tiny insects descended upon the battle and the ground began to tremble at the Great Mother's displeasure. Firiona seemed to grow in stature and her golden hair began to shine brilliantly as she was filled with the love of the Mother and surrounded by her protection. She waged her battle against the chosen of Innoruuk without mercy, making known the full displeasure of Tunare.

    Lanys weakened and faltered under the righteous anger. Her eyes, once a blaze of hate and fury, were now glazed and filled with exhaustion. Defending herself grimly, she called out, "Laarthik, please help me!"
    Hearing the cry of help from his student and the chosen of his race and god, Laarthik was filled with a new found rage. Roaring like a lion, he drove the pummel of his sword straight across and onto the temple of the tiring Galeth Veredeth. The savage blow was too much for the High Paladin of Tunare. Galeth, for the first time in his long life, fell before an opponent on the field of battle, bleeding and unconscious.

    Seeing the gravity of the situation, Laarthik pulled the large glowing blue sphere found by the goblin Nurgal, from beneath his breastplate. The orb glowing brightly pulsed and vibrated in Laarthik's hands. The air resonated and hummed with energy. Holding the orb to the sky, he cried out in a strangled voice, "Innoruuk! In the name of Lanys T`Vyl, I beseech you! Attend her!" The energy contained within the orb was released.

    The screams of ten thousand damned souls filled the world as an immeasurable power opened a rift in the astral barrier. The hearts of even the most evil and twisted creatures in Norrath were suddenly filled with dread and fear from the terrible evil that spewed forth from the Plane of Hate.

    Laarthik's borrowed body was encased in a pillar of fire emanating from the orb, as the energies of Innoruuk were unleashed. Nothing can withstand the presence of a god and Laarthik's body was quickly torn apart by the mighty power.

    Lanys tossed her head and laughed. She shouted out in welcome to the power of Innoruuk. Her body ignited with crimson flame as she was drawn upward by the Prince of Hate, her father. The Child of Hate disappeared into the swirling rift in the sky as the remains of Laarthik crumpled to the ground. A tremendous roar rose up from the very heart of Norrath.

    Firiona Vie stared in dismay and shock as Lanys was swept into the Heart of Hate, dread filling her eyes with angry tears. The Chosen of Tunare called out to those around her as her heart was overcome by terror, "Flee! Flee for your lives! Doom approaches!"

    Firiona rushed to Galeth's side and cried, "This is a portent of death! None can survive the Hate Innoruuk will cast upon us!" She helped her fallen mentor struggle to his feet and together, they both fled the scene of the calamity.
    A vacuous wave of hopelessness and dread withered the souls of all in Kithicor as sight was ripped from their eyes from Innoruuk's presence. Hearts beating rapidly in fear suddenly stopped. In an instant, the terrible clamor of war was replaced by an unnatural silence. All life in the forest, whether dark elf, ally, or animal, was instantly extinguished.

    And so ended the Battle of Bloody Kithicor. Both sides suffered terrible losses. The allied forces held what was probably the most somber "victory" party in history at High Pass. The Dark Elves retreated to Neriak. The once quiet, silvan forest that was filled with relatively peaceful woodland creatures had been forever tainted. To this day, Kithicor is haunted by the restless souls of the fallen soldiers that perished during that terrible war. The world was never the same.

    source: old eq2 forums by Obzidian, Jul 24, 2009
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  15. Eles Well-Known Member

    Lanys Reborn

    After the events of Bloody Kithicor, the Teir`Dal were left without answers as to what happened to Lanys T`Vyl. The King and Queen of the dark elves charged Vizier D`Kalz, a priest of great power, with the task of finding the answers to their many questions.

    Vizier D`Kalz calls a gathering at the skeleton stone in Nektulos Forest for all to witness the summoning of Laarthik K`Shin's spirit. The summoning is successful and Laarthik comes forward in a ghostly form. He tells them the story of Bloody Kithicor from his perspective, how his invocation to the mysterious stone opened a portal to the plane of Hate, through which Innoruuk snatched Lanys to save her. Tunare used the opening of the portal to her advantage as well, banishing Lanys's corporeal form from Norrath.

    Laarthik also explains to them about the act of shifting spirits. Being an elder Shadowknight and a practitioner of the dark magics, he knows that spirit shifting is indeed possible. He speaks of a Gnome necromancer named Falrazim Zaftamor that has done this. He tells them the story of this powerful gnome.

    "Falrazim has successfully spirit shifted into the body of a drake to prolong his fading physical life. In the form of a drake, Falrazim's has found that the dragon magic is completely different from the arts of necromancy, and only those born a dragon can comprehend its usage. Unfortunately for Falrazim, the gestures and incantations necessary to the practice of necromancy are impossible in drake form. He struck a deal with Meldrath, where Meldrath would help change Falrazim back into a Gnome if Falrazim first helps him complete several tasks. However, Meldrath's tasks have lasted for over 300 years, and Falrazim is growing very restless. He now seeks an alternative to Meldrath's help."

    Laarthik informs them that they can find Falrazim within the Steamfont Mountains. He is needed for his knowledge to bring Lanys back to Norrath, and should not be harmed.

    Vizier D`Kalz sends a party accompanied by Dolis Sha`vlal, a revered Shadowknight and survivor of the Battle of Bloody Kithicor, to Steamfont to speak with Falrazim.

    In Steamfont Mountains, Falrazim Zaftamor is approached by Dolis Sha`vlal and the others. After hearing of what happened, Falrazim agrees to help them under one condition. They are to find him a new host as well, and use the stone to transfer his spirit into it. Falrazim would never be so eager to help anyone or admit to such weaknesses, however he is in quite an odd situation and has been for the past 300 years.

    Falrazim gives a note with the spell needed to seize the spirit and place it within the stone, and gives the stone itself to the highest-powered necromancer in the party. Dolis Sha`vlal and the party return to Neriak to get further orders from Vizier D`Kalz. Falrazim waits in Steamfont for their return.

    Back in Neriak, they tell Vizier D`Kalz of what they have learned and inform him that they need two hosts. Vizier D`Kalz sends them to the Plane of Hate to capture the soul of Lanys T`Vyl and bring it back to Norrath.

    Upon entering the Plane of Hate, they search for Lanys. Once they find her, a brief interaction ensues and the necromancer mutters the words. "Vethau N`Vac Reithos" he chants repeatedly as the other members of the party join in.
    "Vethau N`Vac Reithos"
    "Vethau N`Vac Reithos"
    "Vethau N`Vac Reithos"

    Lanys's form collapses and her soul flows in a blood red stream of light, shot through with bolts of blue, into Falrazim's stone. Dolis Sha`vlal kneels next to Lanys's inert body and removes the pieces of her Abhorrent Armor of Darkness.

    After returning to Steamfont, the party sees that Vizier D`Kalz and Falrazim Zaftamor are awaiting their arrival. The two hosts, stripped of their souls, lie upon the ground with blank faces. Falrazim gives the necromancer a note containing more text that must be read for the ritual to take place.

    The necromancer begins to chant, "Ver mitra tec piof... Ver ir ostryl... Ver N'Vac.... Ver tev'Ve." The others begin to chant as well.
    "Ver mitra tec piof... Ver ir ostryl... Ver N'Vac.... Ver tev'Ve"
    "Ver mitra tec piof... Ver ir ostryl... Ver N'Vac.... Ver tev'Ve"
    "Ver mitra tec piof... Ver ir ostryl... Ver N'Vac.... Ver tev'Ve"

    Dolis Sha`vlal lays the Abhorrent Armor of Darkness onto the ground next to the bodies. As the Child of Hate's soul seeps from the stone, traveling to the host, the pieces of armor attach themselves to the body. Falrazim's soul, in turn, is pulled into the stone and is transferred to the gnome body.

    Thus, the Child of Hate returns to Norrath.

    source: old eq2 forums by Obzidian, Jul 24, 2009
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  16. Eles Well-Known Member

    On Lanys' Failed Grasp for Power
    Source: Neriak Signal, Vols 1-7, in game Newspapers. I believe they can still be purchased in EQlive from the vendor. -- supported by in game GM events

    The Child of Hate
    Despite the wishes of our father, Lanys T'Vyl continues to act as the Child of Hate. It was prophesized that Lanys T'Vyl, daughter of Hate, was to be sacrificed so that the borrowed powers could be returned to Innoruuk, to clear the way for the new chosen, Valizrae D'Tora.
    Lanys T'Vyl has recently obtained one of the three pieces of the Malevolence, Governor of the Wicked. She seeks to gain this artifact to further her influence upon Norrath. Once the remaining two pieces are found, Lanys may hold the power to seal Innoruuk's presence from Norrath as revenge against us and the divine animosity that has been shown towards her.
    The archpriest of our hateful father, Dorvias N'Keth, has been preparing for the sacrificial ceremony as the King's armies prepare to engage for the capture. The Queen has not voiced her opinions on the situation, but rumors have it that while she believes the sacrifice must take place, she is not pleased with the manner in which Innoruuk's divine rule is being approached by his majesty.

    Child of Hate
    There has been no update on the actions of Lanys T'Vyl.
    Things have been eerily quiet. The King ruled that any information being withheld from his majesty shall be dealt with immediately by death. As ordered by the King, Dorvias N'Keth continues with the preparations for the sacrificial ceremony.

    Child of Hate
    Dorvias N'Keth, the Archpriest of Innoruuk and advisor to King Naythox Thex, discovered that Lanys T'Vyl, the forsaken daughter of Innoruuk, has learned the location of the arm of malevolence, the second of the three lost pieces of the artifact that could destroy our father and give her the ultimate power.
    In order to keep Lanys T'Vyl from obtaining the part of the artifact, the Archpriest obtained permission from Venril Sathir to seek out the Iksar, Danak Dhorentath to raise the long since dead General Tzashk, keeper of this staff for several years.
    Once the general was summoned, the location of the staff was made known. Tzashk informed them that only the great dragon Trakanon would know the true location of the staff for it was he who defeated he and his fleet and confiscated the staff from him long ago.
    Dorvias N'Keth was last reported as heading to confront the Ring of Scale about this information.

    Child of Hate
    So far all attempts to stop the disdainful child of hate Lanys T'Vyl have failed. Although Dorvias N'Keth, the Archpriest of Innoruuk and advisor to King Naythox Thex, had learned the location of the second piece of the Malevolence, Lanys could not be stopped at obtaining it.

    With little worry of the Crimson Triad's continuing efforts to sacrifice her, she and her followers reached Skyfire Mountains ahead of the King's armies and other enemies.

    Lanys and Lord Kazira, keeper of the arm, engaged in a lengthy conversation regarding the staff. Not heeding a warning from Lord Kazira, Lanys rallied her followers destroyed the dragon.

    Dorvias then approached and warned her of the dangers of obtaining all pieces of the artifact itself. Lanys fought in an even battle with the archpriest. Lanys called forward her followers to destroy Dorvias.

    Dorvias gave Lanys a warning of her sacrifice being inevitable and gated away to report back to the King.
    With two pieces of the great artifact, Malevolence, in hand, Lanys returned to her ceased fortress of Befallen to continue to build her forces and rally her allies.

    Showing the powers that she holds, Lanys and her followers destroyed the King's soldiers that were building up forces in the Commonlands. She then sent her followers to deliver an ornate amulet that she found amongst the rumble of the slain forces to the Queen's emissary.

    Before reaching the emissary, Ashteth T'Dral met up with Lanys followers and informed them that the Queen was waiting for their arrival and told them to meet up with her in Neriak.

    Once in Neriak, after finding out about the murders and Lanys' continued defiance, Queen Cristanos Thex warned the followers of Lanys that any Teir'Dal who is caught actively showing their loyalty toward Lanys will be branded a traitor.

    The Child of Hate
    Deep in the heart of Neriak, the King and Queen held a war council to discuss the strategy against Lanys T'Vyl and her followers.

    During the council, Mayong Mistmoore appeared in an obvious fit of rage toward the Crimson Triad. He informed the Royals of Lanys T'Vyl's ritualistic ceremony in which resulted in the capture of his minion Khasra Vei'Ras. He informed them of Lanys' location and of her intention to complete Malevolence.

    In the Rathe Mountains, Lanys was preparing to complete the ritual. The Crimson Triad interrupted her and a great battle began. The battle was long and bloody. Growing tired and angrier by the wait, Mayong Mistmoore appeared, knocking Lanys T'Vyl unconscious. He then grabbed Malevolence. With the Bloodmoon in hand, he completed Malevolence. He then placed it in the hands of the archpriest, Dorvias N'Keth and told the Crimson Triad to complete the sacrifice of the Lanys T'Vyl.
    Instructed by the King and Queen, Ashteth T'Dral and Dorvias N'Keth quickly began the sacrificial ceremony.
    Upon the appearance of the Avatar of Hate, he took Malevolence from the hands of the Archpriest with instructions to venture to the Plane of Hate when he is summoned.

    Once the ceremony was completed, the King made the following announcement in Neriak:
    "Loyal Teir'Dal. The time has come for our nation to move on to greatness. Neriak has conquererd over the armies of Lanys T'Vyl. At last, the sacrificial ceremony has been performed in the name of our father. The Avatar of Hate has absorbed her essence and power. Valizrae D'Tora, the new chosen, has been freed and is now beginning her training to become the new child of hate."

    Lanys's minions, outraged by the sacrifice of their leader, are quickly constructing a temple in her honor. The King and Queen show no concern over this factor.

    source: old eq2 forums by Obzidian, Jul 24, 2009
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  17. Eles Well-Known Member

    The corpse of Lanys T'Vyl was stolen after it was brought to Neriak for the burial ceremony. The Queen had demanded that the ceremony take place out of respect for the forsaken child of hate. Dorvias N'Keth was to oversee the ceremony.

    Reports were sent to the archpriest that the three rogues, disguised as priests, that had committed this crime were members of the Primordial Malice, those that continue to remain loyal to Lanys even after death.

    Dorvias sent a rogue from the Ebon Mask to gather the information about the theft. The rogue, upon his death, sent messengers back to Dorvias with information regarding the forsaken's corpse.

    When Dorvias received the message, he immediately sent one who was proven to be loyal to Innoruuk to Befallen to retrieve the Ornate Ring that was on Lanys' corpse. Scout Ziana escorted this selected agent.

    Once in Befallen, the agent found the corpse guarded by Baron Telyx, once a devout Teir'Dal warrior of Innoruuk who fell to Lanys' favor. The agent had to use great intelligence in order to outwit him.
    Baron Telyx needed to be convinced of the agent's loyalty to Lanys. If the agent were discovered as a spy, the mission would have failed.

    After a painstaking effort, the agent finally convinced Baron to instill trust and turn over the ring. With the Ornate Ring in hand, Dorvias used it to summon Lanys' corpse back to Neriak so that the ceremony could be completed.
    Dorvias demanded that the agent hold the Idol of Innoruuk as further proof of loyalty.

    The Prince of Hate then appeared and called forward the loyal being and explained that for their loyalty they would carry the victory of Hate over their enemy by accepting the chosen duty. He granted the Coin of Malevolence and directed the chosen to Vorshar the Despised in order to obtain the Malevolence.

    The Primordial Malice
    The followers of the recently sacrificed Lanys T'Vyl have completely abandoned their hold over the Temple of Befallen. Rumors have it that these subjects of malice have constructed a shrine to worship the former Child of Hate in solitude while continuing their efforts to recruit new members.
    His majesty expressed no concern of this development merely stating that the Primordial Malice is of no concern to Neriak but they are being watched closely.
    In addition, he stated that those who continue to turn their backs on Innoruuk will no longer be welcomed in a city of his children.

    The Primordial Malice
    The foolish Primordial Malice, a cult attempting everything they can to resurrect Lanys T`Vyl, has found a way to steal and corrupt the powers of Hate.

    When attempting this madness, they unleashed a spirit that they assumed was Lanys T`Vyl.
    However, they were met by the powers that came from the realm of hate itself.
    Needless to say, Innoruuk's powers were more than they could handle.
    They became overwhelmed and cursed.
    Unfortunately, one of their pestilent priests managed to escape and is attempting to cure the others with the blood of the cursed.

    No matter, Innoruuk's power shall always prevail.
  18. Eles Well-Known Member

    Other races' perspectives
    Source: Antonican Times, Vol 6.
    Body of Teir'Dal Leader Stolen -------------------------
    From the eastern coast of antonica, our friends in the city of Freeport have brought word that the body of the recently slain leader of a powerful faction of Dark Elves has been stolen.
    According to reports, the body of Lanys was being held by those once loyal to her. However, special agents loyal to the King and Neriak were sent in on a special mission to steal the body for reasons unknown.

    Source: De Swamp News, Vol , 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    Dark Elf Lady gits eyeball
    Lanys T'Vyl is Dark Elf lady. Someone tell meez dat she go lookin fer sum peices of dis artee-fact. She went to Rathe Mountains and got dis eyeball from some sph... s-ffi... One of dem flying lion headed girl things in Rathe Mountains. Someone tell meez dat she needs two more or sumthin.
    Meez eye hurt once. Meez got poked with a stick runnin through da woods. Meez chop tree down so no one else loose dair eye.

    Dark Elf Priest
    Da Arch Preest Dorvias, he went to da fort on Kunark. He talked to dat Iksar Danak dat works for dat other guy Venril. He mad cuz dat dark elf lady Lanys T'Vyl is putting something together dat gots dem dark elves worried. So someone told meez dat dis preest and dis iksar, day got together cuz dis preest want to find dis piece of dis thing dat Lanys is putting together before dat dark elf lady Lanys does it. Or something like dat. So someone told meez dat day did dis ritual thing and raised up some general or somethun that knowed where dis piece was. So day did dat and now day know who gots it I guess. I dunno. Meez just a journalist.

    Queen Not Like Lanys
    Da Queen of Neriak said offishully dat she not like Lanys T'Vyl, dark elf lady and da once chosen of Innoruuk. She say dat any dat follow Lanys of give dair support to her will be kilt. So if youse sees and talks to Lanys, don't let da queen or her peeple find out. Meez tink dat deese dark elves should just git over it.

    Lanys Dead
    Dark Elf lady Lanys T'Vyl is dead. She fought valley-ently against da armies of neriak with her army. Da battle wuz gloreeus with lots of blood spilt on da ground. She wuz captured though. Den she wuz sacreeficed. Sum one tell meez dat Innoruuk hisself appeared and slurped her essence back into him again. Den went back.
    Meez gotta say dat Rallos would be proud of da battle dat wuz fought. But to be captured and halled off to be kilt like dat is shameful. She shoulda died on da field with da udders. Dat iz da best way to go meez tink.

    Vampire With a Stick
    Dat Mayong Mistmoore guy has dis stick. It wuz da stick dat Lanys wuz after. Now dat she dead, she not need it no more. So now Mistmoore iz angry at da udder dark elves for failing or sumthin. So to make dem mad, he puts dat stick back togedder. Oh yeah, dat stick was broken before but Lanys wuz trying to put it back togedder. But she dead now. But Mistmoore put dat back togedder now. So dat iz good maybe I guess. So anyway, da stick is all fixed now.

    Dark Elves do Creepy Stuff
    Sumone tell meez dat dem dark elves did some creepy stuff with da body of dat one dark elf lady Lanys. Meez tink dat a soo-flay would have been better ting to do with da body. But dem elves dat wuz still loyal to Lanys, which meez tink is dumb cuz she dead and stuff. Um...
    Oh yeah. But dem elves dat wuz still loyal to Lanys had her body but didn't want to do anyting with it. But dose udder elves in Nair-E-Ack also wanted da body. So day sent sum peeple dair and did tricky stuff and managed to get da body back to Nair-E-Ack.

    Me tink dat is creepy. Day waste good meat by putting it in da ground. Meez could unnerstand if day was fighting cuz day both wanted to eat da meat on it. But day wuz fighting cuz day both just wanted to put her in da ground.
    Dat is just too creepy.

    Sum Dark Elfs Split
    Dem dark elfs dat still follow dead dark elf lady Lanys T'Vyl tell meez dat day got demselfs a camp of dair own set up somewhere. Day no tell meez where it is though. Meez gotta wonder what day hope to get done by breakin off from Neriak like dat. Maybe day tink day are pioneers or somethin. Or maybe day just creepy like all dem dark elfs.
  19. Eles Well-Known Member

    Lanys Messes with Stuff
    Meez went to da mountains of rathe da udder day and it wuz filled woth nasty tings.
    Someone tell meez dat it was da followers of da corpse formerly knowed as lanys T`Vyl dat did it.
    I saw a big dragon dair too.
    Meez decided to let it live.
    Source: The Dark Truth, vol 5, 6

    Hate Revived
    The forsaken child of hate has finally fallen into the hands of the Crimson Triad and been returned to Innoruuk's power. Within the Mountains of Rathe where the armies of Neriak and those foolish enough to follow the whimpering child battled the armies of Neriak emerged victorious and Lanys T'Vyl was exterminated by the hand of Innoruuk himself.

    We have heard reports that, despite Lanys' death, those who were loyal to her and her cause of eradicating Innoruuk and his followers from Norrath have continued their construction of a temple in the Mountains of Rathe for a purpose not yet known.

    Dawn of Malevolence
    It appears that the Teir'Dal, after the destruction of the forsaken child, regained Malevolence into their grasp. Dorvias N'Keth, the renouned Archpriest of the Prince of Hate, chose a devout follower of none other than the Hateful Prince to wield the revered and supposedly god-like power of Malevolence.

    How charming.Apparently, the Teir'Dal with their widely feared cunning and wit, were hiding their greed beneath a veil of concern for the world around them, as of course, Malevolence possesses the power to destroy even the gods themselves!

    Now, who could have imagined such lies? And to think that for all this time, here we were truly in thought that the burrowing little scabs might have regard for someone or something other than the destruction of all things Tunare-related and of course, the dilema of what rear-less chap design will grace the bottoms of their females when next fashion season arrives. Amazingly and truly one of the greatest deceptions in Norrath's history, we must say.

    Despite having what small regard we have for our pointy-eared and fearsomely diabolical little friends utterly rendered, we do retain some amusement and appreciation for their scheme.

    After all, their deception was indeed intact to the very end and they were successful in destroying Lanys. We extend a salute of 'Bravo!' to the little, blue, tunnel-dwelling menaces of Norrath.
    Source: Freeport Observer Vol 1, 4, 5, 6

    The Forsaken Child's Search
    It has been brought to the attention of the entire world that Lanys T'Vyl has been forsaken and cast aside by her father and the entirety of the intelligent, loyal, and worthy Teir'Dal nation. The specific reasons for this expected and delayed turn of favor toward the once revered child is simple-- failure. However, unlike the graceful and charming ways that she was once spoken of and feared, she has thrown something of a child’s fit in defiance of her father's divine rule.

    In the pitch of a fussing cat, Lanys proclaimed that she will be seeking Malevolence, Guardian of the Wicked -- an ancient artifact once revered and eventually destroyed by her own people. Much of the world remains ignorant to the power that this artifact holds, twisted and corrupted from its former glory, but as governors and keepers of our own city's lore, we know the truth of Marr's curse and hold our own concerns for Lanys's seeking of its restoration.

    Although the child's actions and proclamations of revenge against her father bring us no true concern, the people of Freeport patiently await Neriak's champions to bring down this youthful nuisance and failed would-be champion.

    Neriak Changes Its Stance
    It seems that our Teir'Dal neighbors have had something of a change of heart regarding Lanys T'Vyl. After numerous scrapes and scuffles against those she led into the Battle of Bloody Kithicor, the supposed "child of hate" has finally worn out her welcome in the Kingdom of Thex. Neriak has officially branded Lanys an outlaw (if, of course, you can believe anything that comes out of Neriak). A warning, citizens: as if forever endangering any travel west after dark with her botched raid on Highpass was not enough. Lanys and her brood have now taken residence in the ruins of Befallen, so please take extra care when passing through the Commonlands.

    The Teir'Dal are fighting amongst themselves again and now they seem to have done away with one of their most famous faces. Reports are coming in from all over that Lanys T'Vyl was sacrificed to their despicable God Innoruuk.
    Always difficult outside of Neriak to decipher the politics of a race founded in hate, one is left to assume that the tensions between Lanys and teh Royalty of Neriak had run their course, as had seemed to be coming judging by the recent scuffles in the Commonlands. We are expecting word soon on the current state of the Teir'Dal population in the Commonlands outside of Befallen.

    Missionary of Innoruuk Sighted
    Some dark elf referring to themselves as "The Malevolent" has been running around Norrath talking of all that their prince of hate stands for. Treat this particular zealot with a measure of caution for the artifact this particular dark elf wields. It is reputed to have the power to "give you over to Innoruuk. The implications of this are not full known, but suffice it to say, the Militia is here to help. If you see this person running around, alert the closest member of the Militia and let them handle it from there- we do not want our citizens in mortal danger.

    Whether or not this is directly related to the happenings in Rathe Mountains is still unknown. The stories are splintered, but reports are that the group holed away in the mountains are still rooting for that fool child T'Vyl. As best we can tell from Neriak, Lanys has fallen, though information on this "malevolent" person has been more difficult to come by. One should expect no better when dealing with the likes of them, so stay on your toes, people!
  20. Eles Well-Known Member

    Source: Odus Chronicle, Vol 3, 4,

    The continuing hunt for Malevolence
    The forsaken child of Innoruuk has yet to be apprehended by the Teir'Dal or their allied nations while the renegate and vengeful god-born child continues her search for Malevolence. Already possessing the first piece of the powerful and most feared artifact, the child is believed to have gained considerable knowledge as to the location of the Arm of Malevolence, or the staff of the artifact.

    We have gained rumors that the Crimson Triad, a group of three influential and powerful Teir'Dal men appointed by Innoruuk himself, had sent Dorvias N'Keth, the second in command of the Triad, to the plains of Kunark. In the Overthere plains, Dorvias was believed to have gained some information relating to the staff's possible whereabouts held tightly by the clutches of the Ring of Scale. Though the location has yet to be proven as undisputed and absolute fact, we do give a gentle prayer of relief that perhaps the artifact shall forever remain out of the grip of both Lanys and any other who would seek such awesome and destructive power.

    The Forsaken
    We have gained word that Cristanos Thex, Queen of the Teir'Dal, has deemed Lanys T'Vyl as an enemy of the Teir'Dal nation. Though The Dead remain out of the search for Lanys's apprehsion, Cristanos has stated clearly that any whom are caught actively giving their support to the forsaken child shall be branded as traitors and served the proper punishments beneath Neriak Law.

    New found hope that this rampant evil shall be placed to a quick end has erupted throughout the prayers and hearts of those seeking a final peace to this chapter of turmoil.
    Source: Rivervale Voice, Vol 1, 4, 5, 6

    Lanys T'yvyl Searchs for Artifact
    Lanys T'yvyl, foul Dark Elf and former chosen of Innoruuk, maintains a small but loyal following in the Teir'Dal community. It has been reported that she has been seeking to gather the pieces of an artifact, once considered cursed by the Teir'Dal. It is uncertain what she hopes to gain by piecing together this cursed device. We at the Voice believe that this bodes ill not only for we citizens of Rivervale but perhaps the Dark Elven people as well.

    Dirty Dirty Dark Elves
    Well friends, apparently the Demons from Neriak were not content to forever taint lovely Kithicor with their hated hate, nope nope nope. Now ugly ol' Lanys herself has taken up home inside of Befallen ( the place with the skeletons, after the forest before Freeport where the humans live you know). What is a halfling that only wants peace and tranquility to do in such proximity to so ugly nasty dirty a race as them? For one thing, do not go near to the Befallen place, not that we can travel our own forest at night anymore, harrumph.

    Remember these helpful hints, Halflings of the Vale: eat a hearty meal before leaving your house (never know when you might need the strength). never be afraid to call to a deputy for help (that's what they are there for after all), don't go through the forest at night (can't stress that enough - in fact, once the sun goes down, you might just want to rest), and of course never ever ever accept gifts from a dark elf, no matter how shiny or tasty.

    Ding Dong The Witch is Dead
    She had brought ruin to everything she touches. She has forever cursed our forest with the unsettled souls of the dead. She is also very, very ugly. And now she is dead.
    Lanys T'Vyl who needs no further introduction has met with her final end it seems. After a very large battle in the Rathe Mountains, even the damn dirty dark elves had enough of her.
    Although I guess not all of feel that way so stay clear of that place now because some of the dark elves have made a cult in memory of the mean old cur. What is important is that she won't be bothering us anymore, hurrah!!

    'Tis a Good Day to be a Halfling
    In case there are those of you that have not heard, steer far clear from the Mountains of Rathe. The Dark Elves, in their constant war with themselves, have some splinter group setting up there now (I think it has something to do with the dirty Lanys T'Vyl, but who can keep up with that bunch?). 'tis a good day to be a halfling.

    The Dark Elves are, as always, at war with each other. The Humans are diseased. The Elves' Champion has run off to Kunark and no one know why. The Dwarves and Gnomes are short. And, Alas, there are we halflings. Look around Rivervale, won't you?

    We are eating well and filled with merriment. Find a mirror and remind yourself how lucky you are. Go down to the river with a fresh bowl of Ell's finest, bask in the lazy sunlight and have not a care in the world.
    Source: Royal Herald, Vols 3-6

    Lanys T'Vyl's Whereabouts Still Unknown
    For all of our safety, the royal guards of Felwithe, with the cooperation of the Paladins of Tunare, do their best to keep watch on the fallen child of hate. However, she has managed to slip beneath their notice for the time being and that can not be good. What she is seeking we do not know, but let this serve as a warning to all of Felwithe to be at its sharpest, for whatever she is up to will certainly involve the High Elves in some way. To do your part, see Talisyn Stormwing in the Faydark. Remember, the safety of the Kingdom is everyone's responsibility.

    The Child of Hate Indeed
    Lanys T'Vyl's very nature has finally gotten so bad, that the dreaded Teir'Dal have turned their back on her. Things went sour between the child of hate and the people of Neriak after her defeat in Kithicor Forest ad the hands of Firiona. Tunare's Chosen set into motion that day a chain of events that is only now coming full circle.

    The Kingdom of Naythos and Cristanos Thex have made it publicly known that Lanys is no longer their champion. Indeed they seek to bring her in themselves, by overwhelming force as they seem to always do. reports say Lanys has overtaken Befallen and is using it as her new home. She still has some loyal zealots and only a fool would not assume that she is not up to something. King Thex seems to be amassing a sizable force, presumable preparing to invade Lanys' new hole. A battle seems imminent and whatever the outcome, Neriak will surely suffer.