It has come to my attention through a friend that Dr. Selby Wainwright is in fact still... alive-ish? An entity that some of you may have met in Sevenlore has disseminated some information, that has made its way to me, pertaining to Selby's condition and a potential way to return them to us. If you wish to help Selby, I am sure any assistance would be appreciated. I must stress, though, that this is a very important and delicate process so if you wish to help, you must work together with everyone involved and you must maintain the utmost concentration and focus. -Selby's soul is separated from their body but not severed from it. It is lost somewhere in the planes (Not Arawyn, The Spirit Realm or Eodra.) -Eliseery, the entity that has ultimately provided this information, will be coming to Travance this coming feast and aiding with a ritual to bring Selby back. In order to bring Selby back we need to devise a plan to locate Selby's soul wherever it is wandering. Then we need to create a planar link strong enough that we do not lose their soul. And ultimately we need to ensure that the tenuous connection that still exists between Selby's soul and body remains in tact as we bring them back. Eliseery has requested a few items to aid in this ritual, assumedly the more the better. ~Something that is definitively Selby’s, that even when separated from her is so intrinsically hers that you know it would belong to her. Several of these are ideal if several items like this are attainable. Preferably not off of her body as we will need the body to be as familiar to the soul as possible. ~A belonging that represents our personal connection to Doctor Selby Wainwright. Preferably something literal, but metaphorical will work here as well. ~Items of power that are distinctly of the prime material plane, also known as Arawyn. Eliseery indicated that this will assist us in building our connection from whichever plane she is located on to the Material, so we do not lose her while the soul travels. ~Items that are distinctly related to Travance, as this is the location we are trying to bring Selby to. I do not know who all has received letters from Eliseery but this was past on to me from Ravyn. If anyone else has any other pertinent information please bring it forward so we have the best chance of success. If you have a desire to assist, please leave your name on the parchment below. Unless someone would like to come forward and contest what I'm about to say, I am designating Ravyn as the spearhead for this mission. I have been asked to aid and advise because of what knowledge i possess about ritualcraft and my connection to Arawyn itself. I barely know how to interact with spirits, nor do I know anything about fate and Bardics. So any who wish to step forward leave your name below, leave a note if you have something to aid us in the ritual, let us know what you can do to help and we will help pull you into this whole thing. As I begin my ritual crafting process I will proceed to post my ideas below, please feel free to leave notes below or contact me and we can collaborate on this. I look forward to hearing from you all. Sincerely, A friend who wants to see Selby whole again, Nesterin
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I apologize for taking so long to post here, I have been working on something since receiving that letter from Eliseery.
I have been working on a modified version of a Belmont Planar Lance, or at least something made based on that idea. I cannot be present for the ritual, but once built, I will give it to Damien to bring to the ritual. It will be constructed with pieces from Albriar, Selby's lab, and some signifiers of personal connection - a bracelet that means family. Ilana has offered to contribute the scrolls of Banishment it requires.
The goal is to fill it with intention and determination to bring Selby home and use it as almost a grappling hook or something to lock onto the connection we need with the plane where Selby's soul is currently. Perhaps the scrolls will help shake Selby loose of that place and provide a stabilizer to help the soul return (along with the other measures in place).
I think this could fit in well with the many ideas that have been put forward so far. In particular, this lance requires a propulsive force and it sounds like something of that kind is already in the plans! Mina, as my student, would you be willing to help coordinate Damien with the lance and the crafters creating the explosion? If there will be an Eldritch Archer present, I'd be interested in speaking to them ahead of time too.
I am so happy to see everyone doing what they can to bring Selby back. I'm not sure how to say what that means to me, and Selby should hear it first anyway.
- Ser Kestrel Laurant-Belmont
Nesterin, Apologies for the delayed response to all the goings on in regards Selby and her current predicament. Besides ensuring nothing happens to her body along with Rayvn while Selby isn't inhabiting it, I have been wrapped up in other matters and haven't been around to notice your summons here on the Dragons Claw board. I have also received a letter outlining the conditions and updating me on Selby's current situation from one Eliseery of the Citrine Isle's. I am willing to help in any way needed to return Selby to her physical form, someone need just tell me in what way I am able to help. ~Raine G. Darkmore
I think the idea of a reflective surface to locate Selby's soul is a very good idea, specifically I would highly recommend a silvered mirror. There's a huge link between silver and souls, and I can offer my knowledge about this and scrying to help facilitate this step or any other that is needed. I will immediately warn, scrying to another plane of existence is challenging at easiest and impossible most commonly. Though it often makes it less impossible and challenging when the soul wants to be found, so we should have that going for us. My immediate thought would be to petition Agaura for aid, as lost things are her specialty.
Nesterin, I received a letter as well and I will do all I can in aiding the efforts. I have something for the personal connection, and I can do what I can in helping with the connection to Arawyn as well as locating the soul along with the rest of you. Let's get our friend back -Peaches
Ravyn knows I'm here for whatever she needs. I don't have an ounce of magic in me, but I have two things I can contribute that connect me to Selby.
Would it help if people were crafting or doing science near the ritual? It's a very Selby thing to do...
(His handwriting is still sloppy and hastily written) Connection to Arawyn: I have an item that... could work for this but I need it for something else as well... Maybe Planar anchors have beeen made before by many - I've done it myself as well so we could definitely try something like that... Maybe trying to recreate a scourge talisman? These used to push people away but perhaps we could use it in conjunction with Selby to pull them instead. Does anyone have anything with power that very distinctly comes from here? Arawyn here that is. Perhaps instead of using the forks on the soul we can use bards to sing at the forks while holding onto keepsakes of Selby's (to channel through)? -N
I don't know if this would work, but I am willing to serve as an anchor to Arawyn thanks to my primal spirit connections, if that would help?