After an accident dancing with Galadria and misunderstanding some well-meaning remarks from her, Ectar, and Witterquick at a feast, Cryotek jumps at the chance to help Arzon and Feryl remove some debris from an eagle's nest. The Darkling Lords, responsible for the slabs' falling in target practice, attack on return, and capture Cryotek and start to remove his polar-bear totem. He manages to drag Cravex into the Magical Dungeon with him partway through, and the Darkling Lords try to undo the process. When Cryotek escapes, he steals Cindarr's staff - and, as Galadria and Witterquick discover when he starts acting boisterous then aggressive and steals Witterquick's staff of light-speed, has actually kept Cravex's phylot as well as his own totem. It is altering his personality enough so he wants to expand his home city of Northalia. Neither the Spectral Knights nor the Darkling Lords want him to keep it so they unite to subdue him, but the Darkling Lords' worse tempers and selfish motives... Written by
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[juggling a hambone, pumpkin, table, and knife
It's all in the rhythm of the hand, foot, and mind.
[dancing with him
Witterquick has the right idea, Cryotek. It's all the rhythm of the hand, mind, and fo - oot!
[he steps on hers and she trips