Chaos and Karioke at the Three Sisters

One evening a strange magic takes over the Inn of the Three Sisters.
Everyone in the tavern area starts singing.

Elvisda wears his bardic best
Aksel’s tired he needs a rest
Cyclone’s sharpening his polearm
Maya’s sighing in her sleep
Donnie’s got a date to keep
He can’t hang around

Our Inn, in the middle of our street
Our Inn, in the middle of our …

Our Inn it has a crowd
There’s always something happening
And it’s usually quite loud
Our barkeep she’s so Inn-proud
Nothing ever slows her down
And a mess is not allowed

Our Inn, in the middle of our street
Our Inn, in the middle of our …

Our Inn, in the middle of our street
Our Inn, in the middle of our …
Something tells you that you’ve got to get away from it

Lloyd gets up late for patrol
Andrealla feeds him a sweet roll
Then she straps on his big sword
Sees him off with a long kiss
She’s the one he’s going to miss
In lots of ways

Our Inn, in the middle of our street
Our Inn, in the middle of our …

I remember way back then when everything was true and when
We would have such a very good time such a fine time
Such a happy time
And I remember how we’d play simply waste the day away
Then we’d say nothing would come between us sweet dreamers…

The singing dies down, and everyone looks around awkwardly. Martin sits on the balcony looking at Glorlindir and Ves at a table below. He suddenly and inexplicably bursts into song.

Glolindir is a friend,
Yeah I know he’s been a good friend of mine
But lately something’s changed
It ain’t hard to define
Glo’s got himself a girl
And I want to make her mine
And she’s watching him with those eyes
And she’s lovin’ him with that body, I just know it!
And he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night

You know I wish that I had Glo’s girl
I wish that I had Glo’s girl
Where can I find her, a woman like that?

I’ll play along with this charade
That doesn’t seem to be a reason to change
You know I feel so dirty when they start talking cute
I wanna tell her that I love but the point is probably moot
‘Cause she’s watching him with those eyes
And she’s lovin’ him with that body, I just know it!
And he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night

You know I wish that I had Glo’s girl
I wish that I had Glo’s girl
Where can I find her, a woman like that?

Like Glo’s girl
I wish that I had Glo’s girl
Where can I find her, a woman…
Where can I find her, a dragon like that?…

Glolinder is looking at Ves, and suddenly he starts singing to her

I can’t lie
I can’t tell you that I’m something I’m not
No matter how I try
I’ll never be able
To give you something
Something that I just haven’t got
There’s only one girl that I will ever love
And that was so many days ago
And though I know I’ll never get her out of my heart
She never loved me back
Ooh I know
I remember how she left me in that foggy tower
She kissed me and pushed me out of the sphere
And though I pleaded and I begged her not to seal herself in
She used her crystal to send us away…

Donatello walks over and hands Glorlindir a picture he made of Elistra. Glo looks at it sadly and starts singing to the picture.

Every time I think of you
I always catch my breath
And I’m still standing here and you’re miles away
And I’m wondering why you left

And there’s a storm that’s raging
Through my frozen heart tonight
I hear your name in certain circles
And it always makes me smile

I spend my time thinking about you
And it’s almost driving me wild

And there’s a heart that’s breaking down this long-distance line tonight
I ain’t missing you at all
Since you’ve been gone away.
I ain’t missing you
No matter what I might say.

There’s a message in the ether
And I’m sending you this signal tonight.
You don’t know how desperate I’ve become
And it looks like I’m losing this fight.
In your world I have no meaning
Though I’m trying hard to understand…

As Glo trails off confused, Solais walks up to him and sings.

Well we all have a face
That we hide away forever
And we take them out and show ourselves
When everyone has gone
Some are satin some are steel
Some are silk and some are leather
They’re the faces of the stranger
But we love to try them on

Well, we all fall in love
But we disregard the danger
Though we share so many secrets
There are some we never tell
Why were you so surprised
That you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover see
The stranger in yourself?

Don’t be afraid to try again
Everone goes south
Every now and then
You’ve done it, why can’t someone else?
You should know by now
You’ve been there yourself…

Just then, Aksel wanders through singing

Hello enchantment my old friend
I’ve come to dispel you again
but a melody slowly sneaking
came to me while I was speaking
And the song that was planted in my brain
still remains
And chants the charm of music

To break this curse I try alone
But my fate I can’t bemoan
Despite the Hallow that I cast here
The musical enchantment did appear
And my ears are stabbed by the sound of our refrain
which could be our bane
And echos the curse of music

And in the tavern room I see
Everyone including me
We are singing without thinking
We are rhyming without meaning
We are crooning lyrics that we should never share
But we don’t dare
Disturb the chant of music

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Music like an opera grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, inevitably came out sung
And so they rung
Like the bells of music

And my companions haw and bray
with our folly come what may
And my song cries out its warning
In the words I am forming
And the words are ‘stop singing now’
but we don’t know how
To break the spell of music…

Ves has wandered to the front porch with a melancholy look on her face. She is silhouetted in a front window by the city lights outside. Cyclone comes over to Glo as if to ask how Ves is doing. Glo looks at him sadly and sings.

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Says it’s funny how the night
Can make you blind
I can just imagine
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
But if she feels bad then i do too
So I let her be

And she says oooh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cuz I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best and now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She sits down and stares into the distance
And it takes all night
And I know I could break her concentration
But it don’t feel right…

Seth walks up to the window with Ves in it. He motions to both Glo and Martin, points to Ves and sings.

Step right up and don’t be shy,
because you will not believe your eyes.
She’s right here behind the glass
and you’re gonna like her,
‘cause she’s got class.
You can look inside another world.
You get to talk to a dragon girl.
She’s everything you dream about…
but don’t fall in love…
She’s a dragon -
one in a million girls,
she’s a dragon.
Why would I lie?…

Over at a table by the bar, Ruka is asking Thea about her and Elvisda. Thea looks longingly across the room to Elvisda and breaks into song.

I don’t know how I met him
I don’t know why,
I can’t turn around
And say goodbye,

All I know is when I’m with him
He makes me free
And swims through my veins
Like a fish in the sea,

He’s singin’
Follow me
Everything is all right,
I’ll be the one to tuck you in at night,
And if you want to leave I can guarantee
You won’t find nobody else like me,

I’m not worried
‘bout the vows I made
’cause if I’m true to myself
Then my power won’t fade,

You think I’m guilty
As I’m well aware
But I’m not ashamed
And I’m not scared,

I’m singin’
Follow him
Everything is all right,
He’ll be the one to tuck me in at night,
And if he ever leaves I can guarantee
I won’t find nobody else like him,

Won’t give me money
He can’t give me the sky
Your better off if you don’t ask why,

He’s not the reason that I
Go astray
I’ll be alright
If I don’t ask him to stay…

Elvisda sees Thea looking at him, smiles and starts singing.

I am the entertainer
And I know just where I stand
Another serenader
And another elvish band
Today I am your champion
I may have won your hearts
But I know the game, you’ll forget my name
And I won’t be here in another year
If I don’t stay on the charts

I am the entertainer
And I’ve had to pay my price
The things I did not know at first
I learned by doin’ twice
Ah, but still they come to haunt me
Still they want their say
So I’ve learned to dance with my wand in my pants
I just give a whistle and hit them with a missile
And they go their merry way

I am the entertainer
Been all around the world
I’ve played all kinds of palaces
And laid all kinds of girls
I can’t remember faces
I don’t remember names
Ah, but what the hell
You know it’s just as well
’Cause after a while and a thousand miles
It all becomes the same…

Emboldened by the display between Thea and Elvida, Ruka walks over to Donatello. Seeing them Cyclone begins singing.

Young swashbuckler, the subject
Of dragon-girl fantasy
She wants him so badly
Knows what she wants to be
Inside her there’s longing
This girl’s an open page
Shapeshifting she’s so close now
This dragon is half his age

Don’t stand to close to him

Her sisters are so jealous
You know how dragon-girls get
Sometimes it’s not so easy
To be the hero’s pet
Temptation, frustration
So bad it makes him cry
She’s tired of, damp sea-lairs
the tavern is warm and dry

Don’t stand so close to him…

Donatello looks at Ruka and sings.

Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl
You’re much too young, girl

With all the charms of a woman
You’ve kept the secret of your true form
You led me to believe
You’re the right species
To give me Love
And now it hurts to know you transform

Young wyrm, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run, wyrm
You’re much too young, wyrm

Beneath your shapeshift and girl-form
You’re just a wyrmling in disguise
And though you know
That it’s wrong to be
Alone with me
That come on look is in your eyes…

Ruka gets angry at Donatello and sings as she storms out of the Inn.

I guess I just lost my boyfriend
I don’t know how this went down
So I’m gonna loot some treasure
Then I’m gonna blow this town

I got a brand new attitude
And I’m gonna wear it tonight
I’m gonna get in trouble
I wanna start a fight

Na-na-na-na, na-na, na
I wanna start a fight
Na-na-na-na, na-na, na
I wanna start a fight!

So, so what?
I’m still a dragon
I got my lighting blast
And I don’t need you

And guess what
I’m having more fun
And now that we’re done
I’m gonna show you tonight…

Cyclone stops Ruka on her way to the door and sings

Sometimes you feel better off dead
There’s sword in their hand and it’s chopping at your head
They think you’re mad, too unstable
Kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
In a tavern in Penwick town
Call the guard, there’s a madgirl around
Running down underground to a dungeon
In Penwick town

In Penwick town, adventure calls
With hero boys and dragon girls
In Penwick town, adventure calls
With hero boys and dragon girls
Dragon girls

So many heroes with whispering voices
Shapeshifting monsters have too many choices
If, when, why, what?
How much loot have you got?
Have you got it, do you get it, if so, how much?
And which do you choose, a gold or gem option?
(How much do you need?)

In Penwick town, adventure calls
With hero boys and dragon girls
In Penwick town, adventure calls
With hero boys and dragon girls
Dragon girls
Dragon girls

You’ve got a heart of glass not a heart of stone
So I know some day you’ll find a home
You’ve got a future, don’t live in the past
Dragons you know are built to last
In every city, in every nation
All the heroes have a dragon fixation
(How far have you been?)

In Penwick town, adventure calls
With hero boys and dragon girls
In Penwick town, adventure calls
With hero boys and dragon girls
Dragon girls
Dragon girls…

As Ruka leaves the Inn, Elvisda sings with Seth and Cyclone on backup.

Danger in the shape of somethin’ wild
Stranger dressed in black, she’s a hungry child
No one knows who she is or what her name is
They don’t know where she came from or what her game is

(Hot child in the city)
(Hot child in the city)
(Runnin’ wild and lookin’ pretty)
(Hot child in the city)

So young to be loose and on her own
Young boys, they all want to take her home
She goes downtown, the boys all stop and stare
When she goes downtown, she walks like she just don’t care, care.

(Mad dragon in the city)
(Shooting Lightning and lookin’ pretty)

From the second floor balcony, the solo tones of Kara echo eerily down.

Angel of darkness
Angel of darkness
The world is in your hand,
But I will fight until the end.
Angel of darkness
Angel of darkness
Don’t follow your command,
But I will fight and I will stand.

When darkness falls,
Pain is all,
The Angel of Darkness
will leave behind,
and I will fight.

The love is lost,
beauty and light,
have vanished from
garden of delight.
The dreams are gone,
midnight has come,
the darkness is our new kingdom. Yeah-eah…

Seeing all the trouble caused by the singing, Lloyd steps forward to help, but ends up singing too.

When there’s trouble, you know who to call (Lloyd Stealle!)
From his Inn, he can see it all (Lloyd Stealle!)
When there’s evil on the attack
You can rest knowing he’s got your back
’Cause when the world needs heroes on patrol

Lloyd Stealle, GO!

Maya wakes for a few moments and sings sleepily before falling back asleep.

On The Good Ship Remington
we’ll sing songs and have some fun
Where bronze dragons play
On the sunny beach of Penwick Bay…

Then Aksel jumps on a table and sings

It’s two AM, this singing has got to stop
I’m sittin’ here waiting, for this show to finally flop
Maybe my companions are tired of hacking up good songs

Yeah there’s a dragon on the loose, angels in my head
I’m wrapped up in music, all sanity is dead
I cannot decode, my whole life spins into a frenzy

Help I’m slipping into the music zone
The place is a madhouse, feels like getting stoned
My evening been ruined by music and song
Where are we to go, now that we’ve gone so wrong…

_Everyone looks at Aksel for a moment. Then all together sing _

Is this the real life?
Or is this just an RPG?
Caught up in Lansfar
No escape from this reality

Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
We’re just poor adventurers, we need no sympathy
Because XP’s easy come, easy go
A little high, little low
Any way the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to us, to us!

Glolinder, just killed the Duke
Put a finger to his head
Cast magic missile, now he’s dead
Elistra, life had just begun
But now he’s gone and thrown it all away
Elistra , ooo
Didn’t mean to make you cry
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

An evil wizard has cast Fear
Sending shivers down Martan’s spine
His body’s shakin’ all the time
Goodbye everybody – he’s got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
DM, ooo – (any way the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a bard
Elvisda! Elvisda!, will you sing the fandango?
Ruka’s thunderbolts and lightning – very very frightening to us!
Donatello! Donatello!
Donatello! Donatello!
Donatello Let her go!

I’m just a madman and nobody loves me
He’s just a madman from an immortal family
Spare Maya’s life from this monstrosity
Easy come easy go – will you let her go?
Theraman! No – we will not let her go – let her go
Theraman! No – we will not let her go – let her go
Theraman! We will not let her go – let her go
Will not let her go – let her go (never)
Never let her go – let her go
Never let me go – ooo
No, no, no, no, no, no, no -

Oh Maya mia, Maya mia, Maya mia let her go!
Theraman, has The Demon Tower put aside for us
for us,
for us!

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh baby – can’t do this to me baby
Just gotta get out – just gotta get right outta here
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters – nothing really matters to us

Any way the wind blows…

_As the group song dies down, Martan goes to scoop up Maya and carry her upstairs. He sees a music box next to her on the table. Maya wakes up, sees him with the box and sings. _

If I had a box that made music
And filled the world with song
I’d open the lid
To share it with you
So we can all sing along

If I could make singing last forever
If lyrics could make everyone sing true
I’d sing them all with everyone and
Again I would sing them with with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To sing the songs you want to sing
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the ones I want to sing
Along with with…

Martan snaps the box shut, and then says without singing. “Well that’s enough of that! Off to bed with you.”

A few moments later Aksel says “Hey! I can talk without singing! I must have made my save…”

“Yeah,” Donatello says, “me too!”

“Then I guess it wasn’t a will save then.”

“Hey! what’s that supposed to mean?”

Chaos and Karioke at the Three Sisters

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