Mephit

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Mephits can be sent through Merk's summonings from his offices on Phoenix Road in Djelibeybi, northeast of the bazaar.

Each mephit sent as a messenger has a different meaning with a different message, look and demeanour.

Summoning a mephit costs 5 talents.

Once at the octogram with Merk you can proceed thus: summon <type> mephit for <player>.

The summoned mephit lasts for 3 minutes 18/19 seconds.

The summoning is always the same except for the demon type:

Merk concentrates for a moment.
Merk takes your money.
Merk waves his hands dramatically in the air.

Merk walks around the circle, stopping at four main points.
The air over the circle begins to shimmer slightly.
Merk calls upon the elements in a high-pitched voice.
Merk jumps up and down in front of the circle.
Eight points of colour form and hover in the centre of the circle.
Merk loudly exclaims in Djelian: Wagda wagda woo!

A small demon, barely up to your waist, appears in a puff of <type>.
The <type> mephit asks in Djelian: Oww! Alright, what do you want?
Merk whispers something to the mephit.
The <type> mephit says: Oh, fine.  If you insist.
The <type> mephit claps its hands and disappears in a puff of <type>.

Air

Meaning: A warning to the recipient that there are assassins after him.

Receiver:

An air mephit appears in a puff of air.
The air mephit pursues you.
The air mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The air mephit says: You are hereby warned that there'sss ahssahssinss after you.

The air mephit says: Beware, beware, they're coming for you.
The air mephit says: But I don't have to worry about ahsssahsssinss, unlike you.
The air mephit says: After all, I'm a greatly hssuperior being to all of you.
The air mephit asks: Hsso, what'hss up?
The air mephit parps paranoically.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  This wispy fellow is slightly transparent, fluttering around your head like an annoying butterly.  As a wispy creature of slight moisture, this mephit glides over to anyone nearby and wraps itself around their shoulders like a rather damp muff.
It is in good shape.
It is floating above the ground here.

The air mephit swirls faster and faster like a little cyclone until it blows apart.

Ash

Meaning: A signal to the recipient that you don't think he's worth talking to.

Receiver:

An ash mephit appears in a puff of ash.
The ash mephit pursues you.
The ash mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The ash mephit says: You are hereby told that... Hmm.  There's nothing on my scroll.  Guess my sender thinks that you're not worth talking to..

The ash mephit says: ... and there's this horrible ringing in my ears...
The ash mephit says: Ho-hum... nobody cares about me...
The ash mephit says: I'm not boring you, am I?  I'd haaaate to think I was boring you.
The ash mephit says: Somebody thinks you ain't worth talking to.
The ash mephit grumbles and mutters.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Flakes of ashy material drop from the demon's dusty body.  It hops around you, almost tripping you on a number of occasions.  Though the creature has wings, it does not appear to use them.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The ash mephit falls into a lifeless heap of ash and gets blown away by the wind.

Dust

Meaning: A subtle threat from the sender to the recipient.

Receiver:

A dust mephit appears in a puff of dust.
The dust mephit pursues you.
The dust mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The dust mephit says: You are hereby informed by my humble self that something, er, nasty is headed your way.

The dust mephit says: Don't worry.  I'm only a *subtle* threat.
The dust mephit says: To be, or not to be, that is the question, methinks.
The dust mephit says: Oh, woe is me.  A poor, innocent dust mephit, sent into a cruel, uncaring world.
The dust mephit says: A dust mephit I am, lest dust I become.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Gaunt and dusty, this mephit flaps erratically around you.  With all this dust in the air, you feel inclined to sneeze.  Bemoaning its fate, the mephit seems willing to tell its sorrows to the whole world.
It is in good shape.
It is floating above the ground here.

The dust mephit sneezes violently and it flies into bits, like dust in the wind.

Earth

Meaning: A simple answer: No.

Receiver:

An earth mephit appears in a puff of earth.
The earth mephit pursues you.
The earth mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The earth mephit says: You are hereby informed that... the answer... is: No.

The earth mephit says: No.  No, no, no, no, no.  No-no-no.
The earth mephit asks: How... about... a... nice... emerald... for... lunch... ?
The earth mephit asks: Wouldn't... it... be... better... if... you... just... slowed... down... ?
The earth mephit moves along rather slowly.
The earth mephit stops to take a slow breath.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  A stocky codger, this earthy demon trudges along beside you.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The earth mephit crumbles slowly away into clods of dirt and then into dust.

Fire

Meaning: A signal that you're angry with the recipient.

Receiver:

A fire mephit appears in a puff of fire.
The fire mephit pursues you.
The fire mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The fire mephit says: You are hereby informed that someone is angry with you.  Heheheheheh.

The fire mephit exclaims: Say, let's go push amagmamephitintowater!  That'll be fun!
The fire mephit says: Somebody doesn't like you!  Hehehe!  In fact, they're more than rather annoyed.
The fire mephit exclaims: Stopbeingsuchaslowpoke!
The fire mephit dances the disco duck.
The fire mephit bounces around.

l mephit
The fire mephit bounces around.
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  This fiery little fellow hops and jumps nimbly along, occasionally setting a small fire behind him.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The fire mephit burns dimmer and dimmer until it blows itself out with a small *pop*.

Fluff

Meaning: A signal that you want to hug the recipient.

Receiver:

A fluff mephit appears in a puff of fluff.
The fluff mephit pursues you.
The fluff mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The fluff mephit says: You are hereby informed that someone is wanting to give you a hug.  Awwwh.

The fluff mephit says: Somebody cares about you very much.
The fluff mephit covers you in fluff.
The fluff mephit hugs you.
The fluff mephit exclaims: Smile and the whole world smiles with you!
The fluff mephit arps.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  This fluffy little fellow hops and jumps nimbly along, occasionally little bits of fluff floating behind him.
It is in good shape.
It is floating here.

The fluff mephit disintegrates into a million pieces of fluff which float away slowly.

Ice

Meaning: A message that you forbid the recipient to enter wherever it is that you call home.

Receiver:

An ice mephit appears in a puff of ice.
The ice mephit pursues you.
The ice mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The ice mephit says: You are hereby told to keep out of my sender's territory, be it house, guild, city or forest.

The ice mephit leaves a watery trail behind it.
The ice mephit asks: So, my sender doesn't want you entering their territory.  That's the way of it, see?
The ice mephit says: Ice... is nice.
The ice mephit whistles.
The ice mephit exclaims: Just don't go there!

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Frigid and stocky, this spiky demon wanders along beside you.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The ice mephit shatters into a million tiny shards which melt away into nothing.

Lightning

Meaning: A sign that you have special allies on your side, and that the recipient should consider what he's doing before he acts rashly.

Receiver:

A lightning mephit appears in a puff of lightning.
The lightning mephit pursues you.
The lightning mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The lightning mephit says: You are hereby informed that my sender has an ally, so you'd better reconsider your tactics.

The lightning mephit says: Plenty of sunshine, headed my way...
The lightning mephit exclaims: Zip a dee do dah!  Zip ed ee ay! 
The lightning mephit exclaims: Everything is satisfactual!
The lightning mephit exclaims: My friend's got an ally, what a wonderful day!
The lightning mephit says: Mr. toasted bird on my shoulder...

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  This demon is so bright that it's hard to make out its actual form.  That, and the fact that it's zipping around your head can't help either.
It is in good shape.
It is floating above the ground here.

The lightning mephit disappears with a brilliant flash of light and an audible *pop*.

Magma

Meaning: A sign of gloating over the recipient.

Receiver:

A magma mephit appears in a puff of magma.
The magma mephit pursues you.
The magma mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The magma mephit says: You are hereby informed that my sender is happily gloating over their superiority to you.

The magma mephit glops along.
The magma mephit says: Ha, ha... gotcha.  Gotcha... ha, ha... 
The magma mephit slithers along the ground.
The magma mephit says: Oooooo... Oooooo...
The magma mephit says: You... deserved whatever you got... you know.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Glopping and sliding across the ground, the magma mephit simply radiates heat.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The magma mephit oozes into the ground heading for the centre of the earth.

Mineral

Meaning: A message that you wish to compromise.

Receiver:

A mineral mephit appears in a puff of mineral.
The mineral mephit pursues you.
The mineral mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The mineral mephit says: You are hereby informed that my sender wishes to compromise on certain matters.

The mineral mephit exclaims: Good cheer!  Good cheer!
The mineral mephit says: I love the word compromise.  It's so purdy.
The mineral mephit whistles merrily.
The mineral mephit sings in appreciation of life.
The mineral mephit says: My sender is willing to compromise and wishes to talk matters over further with you.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Made from low-quality gems and quartz, this demon positively gleams.  It looks rather happy, too.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The mineral mephit skips over to the nearest rock, and in a blink merges with it, never to be heard from again.

Mud

Meaning: A reminder that the recipient owes you something.

Receiver:

A mud mephit appears in a puff of mud.
The mud mephit pursues you.
The mud mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The mud mephit says: You are hereby informed that someone is still waiting for what is owed.

The mud mephit says: It's time to pay up on your debts.
The mud mephit says: I wouldn't leave it too long to settle up, if I were you.
The mud mephit looks around furtively.
The mud mephit says: It sounds like you owe someone something.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  A large, wide-eyed demon made completely of mud that gives the impression of dripping everywhere, but seems to leave no mess.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The mud mephit dissipates into a muddy mist.

Ooze

Meaning: A vaguely insulting message to the recipient.

Receiver:

An ooze mephit appears in a puff of ooze.
The ooze mephit pursues you.
The ooze mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The ooze mephit says: You are hereby informed that you are lower than the lowessst worm in the dirt.

The ooze mephit asks: Sssay, that'ss wonderful armour... Could I borrow it?
The ooze mephit asks: Ssso, could you maybe loan me a hundred gold coinsss?  Jussst for the weekend?
The ooze mephit exclaims: You're weaker than my sssender isss!  Ha-ha!
The ooze mephit says: Well, la-de-da.  Ssso'sss you mother. 
The ooze mephit sticks its tongue out at you.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Slimy and grotty, this disgusting demon slithers and slops around the room, making snide remarks at everyone and occasionally asking to borrow some money.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The ooze mephit oozes away into tiny cracks in the earth.

Pizza

Meaning: An invitation to go have dinner together.

Receiver:

A pizza mephit appears in a puff of pizza.
The pizza mephit pursues you.
The pizza mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The pizza mephit says: You are hereby invited to dinner by my sender.

The pizza mephit says: Ah, my sender would like to invite you to a friendly dinner.  I don't see why, though.
The pizza mephit says: When the moon hits your eye like a big-a pizza pie, that's amore...
The pizza mephit sings: That's amore!
The pizza mephit sticks his pepperoni tongue out at you.


l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  A pizza demon with all the trimmings, this thing looks good enough to eat.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

eat mephit
The pizza mephit exclaims: Aaaiiee!
The pizza mephit asks: Don't do that, please?

The pizza mephit gets eaten by a hideous creature from the dungeon dimensions which suddenly appears out of nowhere and promptly returns there.

Plasma

Meaning: A signal of thankfulness for hospitality or other kindness.

Receiver:

A plasma mephit appears in a puff of plasma.
The plasma mephit pursues you.
The plasma mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The plasma mephit says: You are hereby informed that your kindness was appreciated.

The plasma mephit says: My sender hopes to return the favour someday.
The plasma mephit bows to you.
The plasma mephit fttts.
The plasma mephit exclaims: Your kindness to my sender is most appreciated!
The plasma mephit says: You are truly to be respected.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Amorphous and aethereal, this mephit gives the impression of having humanoid form but without any discernible features.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The plasma mephit grows increasingly bright and disappears with a flash.

Radiance

Meaning: A request for a truce.

Receiver:

A radiance mephit appears in a puff of radiance.
The radiance mephit pursues you.
The radiance mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The radiance mephit says: You are hereby informed that my sender wishes a truce.  Cool.

The radiance mephit says: Oh wow... the colors, man.  Groovy.
The radiance mephit says: Such a beautiful day, isn't it?  I feel like singing.
The radiance mephit sings in appreciation of life.
The radiance mephit exclaims: My sender requests a truce!
The radiance mephit asks: Geez... is that cool or what?

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  This tiny mephit is beautiful, made of rainbow light and other good things (i.e., not cabbages).  The creature seems a bit distracted and seems to bump into things a lot.
It is in good shape.
It is floating above the ground here.

The radiance mephit mumbles something about 'going into the light' and flies off towards the sky.

Salt

Meaning: A declaration of all-out war.

Receiver:

A salt mephit appears in a puff of salt.
The salt mephit pursues you.
The salt mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The salt mephit says: You are hereby declared war upon!  Hah.

The salt mephit says: That's it!  A declaration of war, it is.
The salt mephit says: I don't know why an important guy like me was sent to deliver a message to a scrawny adventurer like you.
The salt mephit breaks into a spat of the foulest cursing you've ever heard.
The salt mephit curses.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  A spiky and annoying little piece of work, you could probably use this mephit for seasoning on your favorite foods.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The salt mephit decides to bugger off before you eat him.

Sand

Meaning: A signal of long term commitment.

Receiver:

A sand mephit appears in a puff of sand.
The sand mephit pursues you.
The sand mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The sand mephit says: You are hereby made a solemn vow.

The sand mephit says: I bring a message of promise, and of commitment.
The sand mephit exclaims: An oath such as this may never be broken!
The sand mephit bows solemly.
The sand mephit says: You are truly respected.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  A gritty weathered little fellow, this mephit looks like he's been around for a while.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The sand mephit returns from whence he came.

Smoke

Meaning: A message that you just don't like the recipient at all.

Receiver:

A smoke mephit appears in a puff of smoke.
The smoke mephit pursues you.
The smoke mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The smoke mephit says: You are hereby let known that nobody likes you, especially my sender.

The smoke mephit asks: You're such a contemptible little weasel, aren't you?
The smoke mephit says: I don't like you and I'm sure that you don't like me.
The smoke mephit whispers something rude to a passer-by.
The smoke mephit says: Oh yay.  Another dreary day.
The smoke mephit sniggers.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Smoky and smooth, this mephit skims through the air on sleek smoky wings.  Its very presence is enough to make you cough slightly.
It is in good shape.
It is floating above the ground here.

The smoke mephit swirls around for a minute or two then dissipates into the air.

Steam

Meaning: A simple message: Yes. Or something equally positive.

Receiver:

A steam mephit appears in a puff of steam.
The steam mephit pursues you.
The steam mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The steam mephit says: You are hereby let known that the answer is: Yes.

The steam mephit says: Positivity poseroutely, my dear fellow.
The steam mephit whistles like a screaming tea kettle.
The steam mephit asks: I love being a mephit.  Do you like being a... whatever it is that you are?
The steam mephit exclaims: Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!
The steam mephit emits an ear-piercing shriek.


l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  A thin and wispy fellow, this mephit hops around and whistles like a broken tea kettle.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The steam mephit evaporates into thin air.

Water

Meaning: A snide message that you've avoided a trap set by the recipient. Also the traditional reply to being sent an air mephit.

Receiver:

A water mephit appears in a puff of water.
The water mephit pursues you.
The water mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The water mephit says: You are hereby informed that your trap didn't work, so nyyyyaaahh.

The water mephit says: I do not like it, Sam I am.  I will not eat green eggs and ham.
The water mephit sniggers.
The water mephit asks: Can you see the picture in the purple sky?
The water mephit exclaims: Evaded your trap, they did, they did.  Evaded your trap, they did!
The water mephit wibbles.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  Flowing and liquidy, this rather blue thing just flows right along.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The water mephit dribbles apart and flows into tiny cracks in the earth.

Wave

Meaning: A message that the recipient was missed.

Receiver:

A wave mephit appears in a puff of wave.
The wave mephit pursues you.
The wave mephit exclaims: I bring a message from <Sender>!
The wave mephit says: You are hereby missed by my sender.

The wave mephit asks: Maybe you could get back to my sender?
The wave mephit exclaims: Mhhm, hello!
The wave mephit exclaims: Ah, my sender missed you somewhat!
The wave mephit exclaims: I didn't though!
The wave mephit sticks out his tongue.

l mephit
This is a small, annoying elemental known as a mephit.  A blue, wave-shaped demon that seems to pulsate with shades of white, blue, black and an occasional tint of green.
It is in good shape.
It is standing here.

The wave mephit dissipates into a spray of water droplets.

See also