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 pieces of construction from an eagle's nest. The Darkling Lords, responsible for discarding the damaged slabs, attack when they arrive before the three can leave, 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 the phylot totem as well as his own. 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 Cravex's totem, so they unite to subdue him, but the ... 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