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Title: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 09:12:35 PM
   Two figures walk into the town of Bludstorm, a port town on the continent of Avalonia. “C'mon, Claire, I want to get to the inn by sundown!”

   The loud girl is named Ash, she is a  19 year old mercenary traveling the land fighting evil with her sister, Claire. Claire is an 18 year old archer. She idolizes her sister, but gets fed up with her antics occasionally. The two were born and raised on the streets, eventually being raised in a brothel by their surrogate mother, Isolde.

   “I'm coming, Ash. You know I'm not as fast as you. Cut me some slack,” Claire said yelling to her sister.

   “Is that my fault, sis? I told you you needed to train more. Did you? NO! You'd rather spend time flirting with boys than training,” yelled Ash in response to her sister. “Hurry up! We're almost there! If you didn't spend two hours doing your hair this morning, we'd have been there by now!”

   “Calm down, Ash. Why do you want to get to that inn so badly,” said the pale-haired archer.
   
   “Because I know a lot of travelers go to this inn. I also know that a few of those travelers are great heroes, and we're going to recruit them to help fight the Shade and keep them from taking over the world.”

   “If you say so...”
   
   So the two went into “The Storm's Eye”, the inn, in hope of finding great heroes.
   
   Once inside, Ash stood up on a table. “Which of you heroes want to join the two greatest mercenaries in Avalonia on a quest to save the world from evil? There will be hardships and dangers, yes, but you *cough* may *cough* come back with fame and fortune! WHO'S IN?”
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Nyran on February 12, 2013, 09:46:09 PM
A man who was pulling a cart full of raw metals passed by the Storm's Eye.He happened to catch wind of "come back with fame and fortune."

 this was Nyran, who could care less, believing himself good as he was, not really needing much else. Bus as fate would have it, Nyran's others had other ideas.

     "This could prove beneficial. I'v always wondered what it would be like to be rich." This was Greed, a voice in Nyran's head. Literally.

     "But, we have no need of it. Shouldn't we let the less fortunate take what they need?" Replied another of Nyran's voices, Generosity

     "I say we do something, in stead of arguing about it. I'd like to not waste time." added Impatience, another of many voices.

Finally, Nyran's others had made a decision for him. He clumsily walked through the door, leaving his cart behind. unbeknownst to him, some thieves were taking advantage of this, and stole his cart.

     "Um, I'll do it, I suppose..." Nyran said, looking rather unaware, not quite sure of what he was doing, only that he had to do it.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 09:51:25 PM
"ALL RIGHT!!!!! WHAT'S HIS NAME'S IN!!!!!! WHO ELSE WANTS TO SEE THE WORLD WITH THE GREATEST, AND HOTTEST, MERCENARIES OF ALL TIME?!?!?!
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 10:01:56 PM
Vena looked up from her table. The loud one was standing on hers, shouting. It was quite loud, but this random moment seems like the big moment. She stood up, and shook hands with Ash.

"Sure, I'll join. Next time, try to keep your voice down. We're not that far away."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 10:05:19 PM
"THIS GIRL... Um... This girl knows what's right!!!" Ash was blushing at being reprimanded by a stranger. "Why do you only quiet down when a stranger tells you off, and not when your sister does?" Claire was clearly offended by her sister.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 10:13:03 PM
Vena blushes as well. "Um, yeah, you should appreciate your sister...while you still have her..."

(Btw, you're forgetting to add ending quotation marks)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 12, 2013, 10:15:29 PM
A figure seemed to appear from nowhere. It was Arkhanul. Just as bright and cheery as ever. "I'll join," he announced uncaringly. "But if you two don't get a grip and quit bickering like a couple little kids, I'll bash your heads together. Got it." His voice stayed low and threatening. He would do it too...without a moment's hesitation.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Nyran on February 12, 2013, 10:19:37 PM
Nyran's fear took over.

Intimidated by this guy, he stepped behind Vena, Ash and Claire, nonchalantly using the three as a sort of shield, hoping to avoid any sight from this Arkhanul
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 10:21:47 PM
"Is that all you'd want to do with me?" Claire purred at Arkhanul.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 10:26:07 PM
Vena looked behind her and sighed. "If you're gonna join, you gotta man up. At least more than a girl."

To Claire, she tried to reason. "Please calm down. Don't let your bitterness toward your sister ruin the chances of more people coming."

Unfrightened by the figure in front of her, she bowed. "Why hello sir. Just sit down and relax. I'm sure more will come soon."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 12, 2013, 10:30:03 PM
Arkhanul got into the girl's face, his eyes hard, cold, unblinking and merciless. "Let's just get one thing straight: I don't like you," he said menacingly. "I don't like you. At all. I would throw you into a pool of hungry sharks without a care. Keep your blasted flirtations away from me. Got it?" Arkhanul then swung his gaze toward Nyran.

"You should only be scared if you're a nuisance or you are on the business end of my blade." He then turned to Vena.

"I'm impressed that you're not scared," he said. "Most people would be."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Nyran on February 12, 2013, 10:34:43 PM
     "I don't know about you guys, but I'm not so sure this was a good idea." spoke Fear, the voice currently guiding Nyran.

     "Are you crazy? Well, I suppose that's obvious. But are you just gonna let her diss us? I think not. Replied Anger, the most assertive Personalty, for obvious reasons.

     "Sorry, I don't know what came over me." Nyran said sarcastically under Anger's influence.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 10:38:10 PM
"Now now, don't start a fight here. That would be bad attention." She looked around for any security, and saw none.

"Wait a minute, I got a room here, figured I would have to wait long before something showed up. Would you guys like to come in?" she said from the bottom of the stairs.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 10:40:09 PM
"You! With the loud girls, the violent one! I think you need to calm down. You remind me of one of those guys fighting for the other side." A man walked out of the shadows. "I would like to join you. My name is Christopher, and I want to help you people."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Nyran on February 12, 2013, 10:42:14 PM
     "What!? You're suggesting that I ignore this most grievous insult!? No! This other guy's being a complete jerk! I refuse to take it!" Nyran yelled, Anger getting riled up quite easily, as usual.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 10:47:05 PM
"You're weird... Oh! I forgot! I'm Ash, and this is Claire. We are trying to take out the evil forces who destroyed our village and family, but we need help. This is where you guys come in... All of you save Arkhanul. I don't know if I can trust him... Or Claire around him..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 10:48:43 PM
Vena stood there. "That's nice and all, but I'm getting a bit tired standing here. Up to my room, shall we?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 10:53:49 PM
"Are you hitting on me? I'm sorry, I'm not into that," Ash said.

   "Ash, she wants to talk in private... I do wonder where your mind goes sometimes," Clair stated.

   "Hah! I guess your right, sis," replied Ash.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 10:56:36 PM
Vena smiled. "Actually I wanted to sleep. After all, the moon's already up.

Although, I would like to ask something. Can you describe your village for me?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 12, 2013, 11:01:04 PM
Holly was in the corner with a few of her friends that she recently met in Bludstorm.
When the loud girl stood on the table, Holly and her friends laughed.
"Adventurers? What evil could they possibly fight?" one said.
"Yeah, we get people who call themselves 'greatest mercenaries in Avalonia' like all the time! Now that I think about it, I never usually see them again," another said.
"They're all crazy. And the ones over there are only our age! I mean, I see people DOUBLE their size go on adventures and never come back," the third said.
"Well, Holly's only like 19, and look what she can do!"
Holly looked at her. "Yeah, but I don't go around standing on tables saying that I'm the best and hottest around!"
They all laughed again.

Holly looked back at the adventurers. The girl standing on the table reminded her of something.
As crazy as it seemed, something was gnawing at her. Something was telling her to go with them. She felt obligated to help those young adventurers. Why would that be? She didn't recognize them at all, and yet...
Holly's eyes widened. Has she met these adventurers before? Were they somehow linked to her past? Or did they just remind her of someone...?
Something was on the tip of her tongue, but it was still just out of her reach.

"Holly? You okay?" one of them asked.
Holly looked up.
"Uhm, yeah. I think I need to go talk to them." Holly looked back at the adventurers.
"What? Do you know them?" another asked.
"No. But something is telling me I might have..."
Holly got up from the table without saying a word and followed them to the room, quietly.

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Side note: My attachment is Holly. Her hair and eyes are actually a darkish gray color. It looks kind blue in the picture. But click the picture to make it expand.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 11:01:49 PM
"It was a nice mountain village. Verdant and peaceful... It was great... It was named Symphonia because the mountains would whistle a song when the wind blew... And Mom... Sorry I have to stop..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 11:09:27 PM
Vena frowned. "Sorry, I was hoping to be able to come up with a plan. If I upset you in any way..."

Then Holly walks forward and Vena looks towards her, greatful for a distraction. "Hey, you're the girl that arrived here a few days ago. You gonna introduce yourself? I'm Vena, by the way."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 11:13:51 PM
"Let's go. We need to discuss our tactics," Chris told the others, "We need a plan of attack EVERY time we go into battle."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 11:16:19 PM
"Well, I can use my Dark Psynergy so I can sneak into the village with a shadow cloak"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 12, 2013, 11:17:32 PM
"Yeah, nice to meet ya! My name is Holly. I'm not much of an adventurer, but I do travel alot so I know the land pretty well."
Holly looked at Ash and Claire. "I'm so sorry to hear about your village..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 11:19:49 PM
"The village is only rubble now," said a sorrowful Claire.

(P.S. Arkane, there is no Psynergy by that name in this RP. Sorry if I sound pushy.)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 11:23:06 PM
(Dang, I mean like use the darkness to conceal me from sight like what Isaac did in Lunpa)

"Well, are the invaders currently in Symphonia?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 11:25:22 PM
"They killed everything and left. I sometimes still have nightmares about it. We're alive because our mother sent us out of the village 10 years ago," Ash stated.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 12, 2013, 11:28:51 PM
(wait, when was the village destroyed?)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light
Post by: Aether on February 12, 2013, 11:29:47 PM
(The bad guys destroyed the village. That's what the adventure is, to find and exact revenge on those guys.)

Vena shook her head in disgust.

She yawned. "Well, I'm gonna go to bed. Got room in my place if you're interested."

(Let's not post so much right now, and give the rest of the people time to read through)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2013, 11:48:17 PM
"Um... I don't know how to put this... but... We like to shower before we sleep... And Claire and I sleep... Um... Naked..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 12:00:37 AM
Vena blushed. First, she put on her glove and shot the pervs staring intently at the two, making sure it stung.

"Um... I can just order a new room for you two..." So she did, and handed them a card bearing the location of their room. "Right next to mine."

(I can't help posting here, darn)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 12:03:59 AM
"I VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE GIRLS TONIGHT!!!!!! Chris was standing on the table now.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 12:07:55 AM
Vena was wondering whether or not to slap this man, after seeing her shoot the others.

"You're staying with me." She growled.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 12:11:55 AM
"If you want me to yourself, I'll let you be selfish."

     Ash looked at him. "No, he's staying with me." She smirked.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 12:13:22 AM
Vena smirked as well. "Good luck, you three. Hope I don't hear anything from the wall."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 12:17:24 AM
"He's our strategist, I need to... Confer with him," Ash smirked.

    Claire blushed. "I'm gonna get something to eat... Be right back... Wow... This is awkward..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 12:23:45 AM
Vena waved a hand. "All right then. Anyone gonna stay with me? I'll be in my room, sleeping."

She looks down, "Hopefully it's not a mistake to leave the door unlocked." She turned and walked up the steps.

(I feel sad for people who have to read through all this)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 12:45:33 AM
Claire looked an Vena. "May I room with you?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 12:45:57 AM
(I mean how long ago was the village destroyed?)

"Ash, let me talk to you for a second, if I can." Holly interrupted the awkward conversation.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 12:47:57 AM
(Three years ago.)

"Sure, Holly. What do you need?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 01:06:39 AM
(Oh. Holly has only been in this world for 6 months, so she has never been to Symphonica. I need to edit that.)

Holly looked down, as if trying to remember something. "Well, this might sound a bit weird, but..." She looked Ash in the eyes. "Have you ever seen me before? I mean, have we ever met before this? You just seem familiar, or something." She laughed. "Okay, that did sound alittle weird."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 01:12:33 AM
While they had that conversation, Vena nodded to Claire. "Sure, to avoid the awkwardness."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 01:24:56 AM
Chris moved Ash out of the way. "I've seen you before... In my dreams."

    Ash punches Chris in the gut. "I'm sorry, We've never met before. If we did, I'd tell you."

    "Amnesia," Chris coughed. "I can tell you have forgotten something. Everything, perhaps? Maybe I can help you. I must apoligise for my actions. I've not seen a girl in forever. 100 years, give or take."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 01:33:58 AM
"Oh. Right." She stared at Ash for a moment, as if waiting for something. "Something is..."
Holly shook her head. "Nevermind, forget I asked."
Holly turned to Chris, her face turning serious. "Yes, I have complete amnesia. The only thing I remember is my name. I woke up in this world with no memory of who I was, or where I'm from." Holly cocked her head. "How could you help me?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 01:43:48 AM
"With your blood to start. You see, I know Dark magic, and with it, and some other old magicks that have been lost to time, I can try to fix your memories. I must warn you, it would feel like having your head lit of fire and then cut in half. It also my not work."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 01:52:42 AM
(This could turn out to be very interesting. Can we decide what happens before we do this? One option is that Holly sees the nightmare again. The second option is that she sees a different land, completely different from this one (where's she from, but she won't know that). The third option is that she sees two people, although she can only remember what they look like, and don't know their names or who they are. The fourth is that she sees nothing. Or, the fifth, you could make it some other kind of twist. Ultimately it's your story, and you know what will happen. It's up to you.)

Holly looked concerned.
"With... My blood? Well first, you should know I seem to have very powerful dark powers, but also weaker light powers I'm trying to develop. I can take the pain, but could there be any... other side affects?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 02:19:56 AM
"Only sterility, paralysis, balding, your nails falling out, and death. A painful death where your blood dries in your vains."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 02:26:13 AM
Holly looked unimpressed.
"Well, there goes that plan..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 02:35:25 AM
Arkhanul had been listening to everything that has been transpiring. He looked at Holly. "Amnesia is a terrible burden, but on occasion, it is for the best," he said. He turned to Ash and Claire. "Might I have a word?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 02:36:59 AM
"I guess you're afraid of death? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Sorry... I'm afraid I find that amusing. I've not beenafraid of death since I was four, so I hope you're not."

       Ash walked up. "It's time for bed, Chris. Let's talk... Strategy..."

    "Sorry, Holly. The boss needs me." Chris smiled and walked with Ash to their room.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 02:41:39 AM
Holly looked at Arkhanul. "For the best...?" She seemed to meditate on the possibility.

Holly turned to Ash.
"I'm  going to be living with a friend. She lives in the north west part of town, and it's the only house with a forge attached to the porch. Come get me tomorrow; we can talk about this adventure, and what it entails before I commit to anything."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 02:44:36 AM
(Well, vena's asleep. I lol'ed at the ignoring of Soltur)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 02:45:24 AM
"Are you sure you don't want a room? I just got you, Nyran and Arkhanul a room. You should get some sleep and food." Ash smiled.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 02:48:11 AM
Arkhanul, who was planning on apologizing, something he'd not done for thousands of years, decided to try one last time. "Ash, may I please speak with you?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 02:51:32 AM
"No, I'd much rather dorm with friends than be near complete strangers who might be psychopaths for all i know."
Holly winked. "I'll most likely be meditating on the front porch in the morning. Come see me anytime."
Holly left the others. She had much to consider, and didn't plan on sleeping any time soon.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 02:52:11 AM
"Sure," Ash smiled at him. "If you need a friend, I'm your girl. Well, me or my sister, but she's asleep."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 02:55:39 AM
Arkhanul nodded. "Thank you," he said. "I...I apologize for my...irritability and how I treated your sister," he said. It was obvious that he had not done any apologizing for some time.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 02:59:48 AM
"I'm sorry for her pervy flirting. She's really lonely. You don't have to worry about it. You came to help me, so we're friends." Ash hugged him. "You needed that."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 03:05:25 AM
Alone. Arkhanul knew how that felt...all too well. "That makes sense," he said. This girl, Ash, she reminded him f...Gah! Get that thought out of your mind! he thought. Then came the hug. Nobody had embraced Arkhanul in over five thousand years. He'd forgotten what it was like. "Thank you, Ash," he said. This was the closest the gruff man had ever come to smiling.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 03:08:13 AM
"Smile! We're friends and maybe family if we stick together!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 03:13:23 AM
Arkhanul turned way. "If we're family, then you are in more danger than you could ever realize," he said.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 03:18:17 AM
"I don't fear death. I'm wanted by an army that could easily take over Avalonia. I've only had Claire for 10 years. We came home from training to find our home on fire and our mother dead. I got choked up when people came to help us. Thank you."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 03:22:17 AM
Arkhanul felt admiration for this girl. "You're much like my wife was," he said. he hadn't ever talked about this subject. It was difficult for him.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 03:23:56 AM
(Still a better love story than Twilight)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 03:25:51 AM
(Lol to the extreme^)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 03:27:07 AM
"So... You were married..? Could you give me some advice? I've actually had a crush on Chris for a while. He doesn't remember me, but we were in the same army before. He saved me and Claire and I kind of... Well... Fell for him... Now I need help... Please..?" Ash was blushing and glassy eyed.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 03:34:18 AM
(Y'all actually rad those?!?!)

Arkhanul looked sadly at Ash. "Ages ago," h said. "I always smiled, laughed, joked, had fun. Then, she was brutally murdered. I arrived mere seconds too late. Everything changed then. My advice is to not ask me. I haven't been a people person for 6351 years." He then thought about i. "Try to get some alone time with him. Just talk."

Arkhanul wiped a lone tear from his eye. He reassume his usual gruff persona. "Now you know why I am how I am," he said.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 03:38:26 AM
Ash hugged him. "You're like a big brother. Thank you." Ash wept gently.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 03:41:16 AM
Arkhanul nodded. He was happy to help...but, like always, he didn't let it show.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 03:44:18 AM
"Thank you so much!!!! I have to go!!!! Chris and I can finally be together!!!!" Ash ran off towards her room.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 03:48:02 AM
Arkhanul wandered about, absorbed in his thoughts about his deceased wife.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 04:02:32 AM
Holly left the inn and teleported back to her friends house.
She sat in the nearby grass and crossed her legs, and began to meditate on what happened today.
She thought of the mercenaries - of a possible adventure to maybe unexplored places she had yet to go to - and of course, her amnesia. The man named Arkhanul said it may have "been a blessing." What kind of blessing could that bestow on someone? Is it not more of a curse than a blessing? What could have been so bad about her life that she would prefer amnesia over who she really is? It seems like a cowards way out of the past...
She fell back into the grass and stared up into the bright night sky.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 04:06:16 AM
Arkhanul sat in a corner and gradually fell asleep.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 04:14:54 AM
(Well I'm bored)

Vena dreamt of that time again. She was playing on the ship when an angry group of citizens marched into her house. Curious, she followed. She snuck in and heard the leader of the group arguing with her dad. Her dad pleaded, "please no, shes not the one. I swear! It wasn't her..." But the mob heard no more. They grabbed Vena's sister Miriam, only nine. Vena didn't know what happened at first. Later, she found out that her sister was accused of being the spy sent to assassinate the leader of her city. They suspected this because she always left to the forest. But that was because of Vena, she made her go get flowers for dad's funeral...

Now she is completely alone
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 04:20:28 AM
Claire looked at Vena's cold sweat. "Hey! Are you all right? Wake up!!!!!!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 04:36:31 AM
Vena jumps up and looks around, wild-eyed. She sees Claire shocked.
"Sorry, it's fine really. Lets go back to bed."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 04:50:32 AM
"If you say so... But if it happens again, You can do what Ash and I do when one of us has a flashback nightmare. You can sleep next to me." Claire smiled and went back to her bed.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 06:52:06 AM
Holly continued to stare at the night sky, still pondering about today's events.
Time for bed I guess, she thought, and got up and quietly walked into the house and into the spare bedroom. After changing her attire, she laid in bed, and said her nightly wish. She then released all of her thoughts, and rested.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 13, 2013, 12:25:30 PM
Arkhanul woke up, but ketp his eyes closed and his breathing even to mimic sleep.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 04:43:04 PM
Ash and Claire both woke up and showered, stretched, practiced, got dressed, ate breakfast, and practiced again. It was their normal morning routine.

   Chris was already awake and prepared by the time the girls were awake. He and Ash spoke of  many strategies last night, but she failed to mention her feelings.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 13, 2013, 05:48:07 PM
Holly woke up after a good night's sleep, got ready for the day, and was thankful she had no nightmares.
After a quick friendly conversation with her hosts, she went outside in the warm sun, and began to meditate.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 08:28:57 PM
Vena woke up, and did usual morning stuff. She went down to the first floor to order breakfast.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 10:46:22 PM
"So... The girls are training. Everyone else is busy..." Chris looked around the room. "I need to chart a way through the mountains..." Chris couldn't help but look at the girls. " Blast! Those girls are distracting! I need to focus... I wish I had another master magister to confer with... What should I do, brother. If you were here... NO!!! I cannot dwell on such things anymore!!!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 11:20:47 PM
Vena stood up to help, but she's also a rather distracting girl, so she walked outside.

"I'll be working on my ship, if you need me, over to the port on the west side of town."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 11:33:53 PM
(No firearms. It was in the recruiting topic.)

"If you are as well traveled as you seem, come help me with this chart. I've been having problems focusing..." Chris' eyes were darting toward the sisters as they slashed and stabbed at each other.

      "Come at me," Ash said. Claire countered a blow and hit Ash on the butt with the flat of her sword. "HEY!!!!!!!!! Claire you did that on purpose!!!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 11:51:12 PM
Vena grinned, "Sure, but we should go somewhere else so you're not...distracted."

(Insert helpful navigation things Vena says but I don't know about here :P)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 13, 2013, 11:55:30 PM
"I... I'm fine right here," Chris said with a blushing smile.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 13, 2013, 11:57:28 PM
Vena decided to take on the advantage, knowing of Ash's crush on Chris. After she mapped out an island she saw, she said,"Hey...do you have feelings for one of them?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 12:06:11 AM
((OOC:  By the gods, you guys post too fast!  I don't even know if I can post my intro post without making it irrelevant due to having four or five people post before I'm done...  I mean, six pages in a day?!))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 14, 2013, 12:17:49 AM
(Tried to stop, but I am a posting monster :77: The recruiting didn't end, we just slept for a whole page. Think of something...)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 12:31:10 AM
((OOC:  Think of it like this - don't stop posting, instead try to make higher quality posts.  Take the time to be descriptive, to display your characters' thoughts and observations.  Describe where the heck you are, give details about where you're going, what the town is like or how your character perceives it, etc.  Six pages of posting, and I wouldn't be able to tell you at all what your characters are like because all they've done is talk and make small actions - I don't have any insights into them at all, and can easily misunderstand their actions as something completely different because I, the player, don't understand much of the context of where they're coming from.

I'm gonna get to work on making a post with Marida and Fleta, but right now I have very little info as to where you guys are - I think you're in an inn, but... I wouldn't be able to describe it, or even tell you what town it's in or if it's a good inn or not.  I also THINK it's night, but again, I could be wrong.  You guys aren't very descriptive about that kinda thing.  And for you peeps with multiple characters, you need to distinguish who's talking.  I do it by colored text, some by script style writing, etc.  It's important to know who is who so that I the player don't have my character respond to the wrong person.  It's also why I use orange for my Out of Character text - to distinguish it from the rest.))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 14, 2013, 12:43:59 AM
(Let's see if I can describe this. Scorpio can correct me later if I'm wrong. Or he can make this actually part of it. We're in the Storm's Eye, a hotel-like inn with a sea to the west, where Vena's ship is. I think Symphonia, a mountainous and peaceful village, also being Claire and Ash's hometown, is to the north.

Our current mission is to exact revenge on the guys who invaded Symphonia, although the invaders have left the village and moved elsewhere

The current guys that joined are Scorpio as Claire, Ash, and Chris, Soltur as Arkhanul, Nyran as Nyran, Legend as Holly, and me as Vena. Pretty sure character descriptions are on the recruitment and I had mine on the sig for a while.

Anything else I'm forgetting? I'll edit this afterwards.)

(So far, Chris, Ash, Claire, Arkhanul, and Vena are in the inn. Holly is outside of a friends house on the other side of the city. It is now morning time, and Ash and Claire are practicing. Arkhanul is still "sleeping" due to Soltur's lack of posting. Vena is with Ash and Claire. And yeah, we usually don't go too indepth with our RP's... previous RP's can tell you that lol. I mean, everyone can TRY to, but it's not guaranteed. We aren't the best RPers.)
(I just combined our posts. lol.)-Legend's Post

He's invading my voice!!! lol indeed
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 01:13:56 AM
((OOC:  Scorpio says the village is called Bloodstorm, rather than Symphonia... see?  More info can help us all know where we are and what people are doing!  Less confusion all around!

By the way, in case you guys were wondering, Fleta tends to be the buttmonkey (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButtMonkey) character.  Still, despite the more accepting nature of the comedic abuse, don't push her too far or you may wind up waking up with all your belongings gone and fenced.  Including the clothing you wore that night.  Keep the abuse down to respectable levels, ok?))

"...Bloodstorm?  Really?"

A young looking girl stood in front of the sign at the front of the town.  She was just over four feet tall, and most people would simply think she was the child of the woman who stood behind her.  Of course, most people were stupid, and deserved to be pickpocketed for such insulting assumptions.  "What brilliant genius thought this was a good name for a town?  Way to scare off all the tourists.  'Come to Bloodstorm, care to find out how we got our name?  We promise it wont hurt... much.'"

The woman didn't react.  She was about average height for a woman, with dark hair tied with a dark purple bow and black robes.  She carried a few different books with her, and had a staff held on her back.  Clearly a magician to anyone who looked at her.  She seemed and sounded stoic and emotionless to all who seemed to react with her, but she didn't care - she had other things on her mind.   Much like she didn't care for the girl's attempts at humor, and was far more concerned with researching their next destination.  That, of course, took a bit of time to do.  Meaning they would need an inn.  Not wanting to waste time, she continued walking onward, past the little girl and into the city.  They had plenty of money from their recent exploits, so that wouldn't be a problem... but she couldn't do anything high end, due to the thief she had to keep leashed.

"Wha- hey!  Wait up!"

The woman kept walking, knowing full well the girl was much more agile than her.  She looked up and down the streets, gauging how much the various places were valued.  Too low of value for an inn, and the girl would never shut up with her whining about it.  Too high end, and she'd never get any rest from trying to make sure the girl wouldn't try to rob the place.

"So...  We staying for long?"

She continued forward, making note of a few stalls along the road.  Some of them had magical artifacts, but it looked like the shopkeepers were oblivious to it, keeping their prices low as though it was regular jewelery.  Another claimed to be selling artifacts, but all he had was junk - not even fit for jewels.  It seemed that there were plenty of people ignorant to how magic worked here, given his apparent wealth - that clothing he wore wouldn't have been cheap at all.

"Uh... Hellooo?"

Hopefully this place had a nice library for her to use.  She could use some quiet, and there might be knowledge found in the books there she could benefit from.  Of course, the local tavern she'd have to go to as well... needlessly noisy, but the rumors found at such establishments often yielded decent enough rewards.  And when they didn't, it usually kept the little thief happy enough that she wouldn't be problematic.  One such adventure had just been finished, so luckily despite there being nothing for her to benefit from, she wouldn't have to worry about the girl being too grabby with people's valuables, so long as the temptation wasn't too high.

"...You're lost in your own little world again, ar-"
"Here."
"Eh?"

They stood across from an inn marked as The Storm's Eye.  Not too high end, but was large enough that it'd not be considered low end, either.  "We'll be staying here until we know where to go next."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 01:31:19 AM
((OOC:  I certainly hope you're not referring to Fleta and Marida there.  They're outside the inn right now, and there's no way Fleta'd do that.))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 14, 2013, 01:36:28 AM
(Dang it, I'll delete the last post. Oh, and can you tell me which is which?)

Vena finished charting out the map. Tired from sitting, she got up, stretched, and walked outside to get a breath of fresh air  (Ha, found a way)

She noticed two people standing outside. "Um, hi," she said awkwardly.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 14, 2013, 01:38:26 AM
Arkhanul looked around, remembering the occurrances that took place last night, but not quite believing them. He was so beyond out of character when confiding into Ash the death of his dear wife. He cursed himself. He flipped his cowl over his head and proceeded down the stairs to see what was going on. He found himself another nice, dark corner and sat down in it. Even when sitting, his height was extraordinary. Tactics and stratagems floated around in his head. New ways to win battles. New fighting strategies. New spells. New tactics for warfare.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 01:39:13 AM
((OOC:  Fleta is the child-like one.  She's 27, IIRC.  Marida is the mage.  She's 25.  Fleta may look childish and act like a brat, but she isn't a child.  She'd sooner look at the people than the establishment, and would be more likely to wonder what you have on you that she can steal rather than go "oooh and aaaah".  As for why I didn't name drop them, it's my personal RP style. I don't name drop until they're introduced to the other members of the cast.))

((OOC:  Edit:  For more info, here's Fleta's Profile (http://goldensunforums.thelostwaters.com/index.php?topic=1613.msg40878#msg40878) and Marida's Profile (http://goldensunforums.thelostwaters.com/index.php?topic=1613.msg40883#msg40883).))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 01:41:07 AM
((okay where are we so i can introduce my char? I can't seem to find any evidence, and please stop with the colored text. It's giving me a serious migraine. I am not kidding either.))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 14, 2013, 01:44:07 AM
(Recruiting more peeps still and planning for our attack against invaders of Symphonia, which is a DIFFERENT place. The colors are so you can tell who's saying what.)

Oh, and look at my previous post. Added something so I can talk to them, or at least try.

@Rolina Sorry, thought she was younger. Good thing that post was deleted. :P
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 01:46:28 AM
((I meant the setting))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 01:46:33 AM
((OOC:  Admittingly, default orange is oddly bright on this site, so I'll switch to a darker shade - #cc6600.  I use this color to distinguish OOC from IC, though.  An old habit from my days on RPoL.net.  Fleta speaks in green (#00A000), Marida speaks in purple (#4B0082), that won't change.  Also, I hear you with the setting.  I had the same problem.

We're in a busy port city called Bloodstorm, and the action will be revolving around the inn there called The Storm's Eye.  For more info:

Quote from: scorps
   The Storm's Eye is a large inn with ten large rooms with two beds in each and a large bakery. It's in the bustling port town of Bloodstorm.

      It has a training ground in the back where Ash and Claire are training right now. Chris and Vena are outside by the training grounds talking about charts. Holly is at a friends house. Arkhanul and Nyran are in the inn.

That should pretty much cover what I know.))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 01:49:41 AM
((OOC: Thanks and If i see the posts correctly, you are in an inn??))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 01:52:15 AM
((OOC:  See people?  This is why we need to be descriptive!  Yes, we're at an inn, or on our way there or nearby.  The next plot thing happens there, apparently, and scorps wants us to be there.  Oh, and it's morning, iirc.))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 14, 2013, 01:53:12 AM
((OOC: Thanks and If i see the posts correctly, you are in an inn??))

(Did you even read the story? If you did, it isn't hard to follow along. And we JUST posted what everyone was doing before Rolina introduced her characters.)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 01:55:55 AM
((OOC: Thanks and If i see the posts correctly, you are in an inn??))

(Did you even read the story? If you did, it isn't hard to follow along. And we JUST posted what everyone was doing before Rolina introduced her characters.)
((OOC:  OBJECTION!  I did just that, and I got lost and had to stop this thing and ask.  If you're going in fresh, and don't have people freaking describe the place they're in, it's hard to just waltz in and do whatever without disrupting the RP and being way off base.))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 14, 2013, 01:58:50 AM
((OOC:  OBJECTION!  I did just that, and I got lost and had to stop this thing and ask.  If you're going in fresh, and don't have people freaking describe the place they're in, it's hard to just waltz in and do whatever without disrupting the RP and being way off base.))
(OVERRULED! Really? I didn't think it was hard to notice they are in an inn. Be creative, say you heard a rumor that someone was looking for mercenaries, or start making a fuss about a wanted poster, or something. lol.)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 02:00:41 AM
((OOC:  An inn!  That's it!  I didn't know where the inn was, what city we were in, what the name of the inn was or what it was like, and for crying out loud I thought it was nighttime!  It took PMs from scorps and discussions here to figure out what the hell was going on!  So give the guy a break - he was coming in here half as blind as I was because scorps wasn't there to fill in the details for him!))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 02:03:34 AM
((Umm I am still not sure where I should place my char or if it was placed for me. I am becoming very confused.))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 14, 2013, 02:04:37 AM
"Vena! Wait up! We're not done yet," Chris yelled after the girl.

 He ran outside to almost collide with a short woman. "Wow, kid, watch where you stand. You're in the way. Vena! Why'd you run off?" Chris was clearly angered by the, in his mind, childish and idiotic action of running outside.

   Chris turned to the small girl. "Sorry for yelling, thief. Don't be shocked, I can tell you're looking at my wallet. Have ten gold pieces. I'm sorry for snapping at you, child."

     Chris made a fool of himself... Again... Feeling bad, he offers to but the women a room at the inn.

   "It's the least I can do, my lady. I'm sorry I yelled at your... Little sister..? Am I right?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 02:05:06 AM
((OOC:  It's up to you to introduce your character into the RP.  It's actually really bad form to dictate the actions of another player's characters.

Edit:  ISN'T THAT RIGHT, Scorpio?  Bah, no matter.  I can work with that...))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 14, 2013, 02:07:40 AM
((OOC:  An inn!  That's it!  I didn't know where the inn was, what city we were in, what the name of the inn was or what it was like, and for crying out loud I thought it was nighttime!  It took PMs from scorps and discussions here to figure out what the hell was going on!  So give the guy a break - he was coming in here half as blind as I was because scorps wasn't there to fill in the details for him!))

(lol alright, alright. i guess it was easier for me to catch on.
Also, I agree with Rolina, Scorp. You can't assume she's looking at your wallet. lol. Unless I could assume that someone came in and chopped off Chris's head.  :biggrin:)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 02:09:36 AM
((Well I am going to make him seem segregated. Is it possible to make one of the characters (yourselves controlling them of course.) notice Ivan?))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 14, 2013, 02:10:18 AM
(Sorry, Rolina. He's assuming she's looking at his wallet because of her height. He thinks they're con men.)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 14, 2013, 02:13:40 AM
Arkhanul watched this happen and shook his head in disappointment. Arkhanul was almost never truly impressed with anybody. Not even in himself. He despised himself. Too many people close to him have died just because they were close to him.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 14, 2013, 02:18:14 AM
Ash walked up next to Arkhanul. "... I'm sorry about last night... I was... Out of it..." She walked to the window.

"What's going on out there? Where'd Vena and Chris go?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 02:21:15 AM
A woman walked out of the inn and noticed them, trying to give a greeting.  The girl couldn't quite hear her though, as at about the same time a couple came busting out of the doors, the man plowing right into her.  Of all the...  The least they could do was watch where they were going!  The girl got up, dusted herself off, only to hear the man cry back -

"Sorry for yelling, thief. Don't be shocked, I can tell you're looking at my wallet. Have ten gold pieces. I'm sorry for snapping at you, child."

...What an idiot.  I didn't look, you ran into me.  I just took.  She held up the man's coinpurse and made a cute remark, "So just a buncha coins from here, eh?  Well, don't mind if I do!"

THWACK!

An intense pain welled up on the girl's head as her eyes began to tear up reflexively.  The pain of the huge spelltome being forcefully crushed down upon her skull also caused her to drop the man's coinpurse.  The girl looked over at the woman, who obviously was the source of the inflicted damage.  The woman had opened the book and begun browsing its contents, showing know signs of remorse.  Just stoic an emotionless as always.  That heartless little witch!  Doesn't she know how much that hurts?  It hurts so much she can't even get words to come out!  Nobody should be hit with one of those books, they're too damn heavy!

The woman flipped ahead of where she was a couple of pages.  Her luck it seems wasn't as high as she had hoped - an opportunity had come, and sure enough the thief instinctively pickpocketed the man.  Of course, she didn't care for any intrusions, and having to deal with the authorities because of the girl's misbehavior would be less than ideal.  The man seemed to be apologizing... for what, she didn't care.  So long as the girl knew to keep in line there wouldn't be many more problems to deal with.  Ignoring the man, she grabbed the girl by the sleeve and began to make her way into the inn to pay for today's lodging.  She'd be going to the library after that, and unfortunately it looked like she'd have to drag along the girl to make sure she stayed out of trouble.

((OOC:  Dangit, I totally called it!  SLOW THE FRICK DOWN!  My post is kinda moot now!))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 02:26:25 AM
A hooded figure was leaning against a beam that supported the inn. His coat was green and floor length. HE payed no attention to his surroundings for he was deep in thought. Illusions were his dominant skill, though he was not sure that he would need to use them for a long time. Though he was sure that there was a place that he needed to be, but he did not know where. His mind raced with thoughts. He was a psych, or what most people called, a prophet. But this to him seemed like a term that made his ability more than it actually was. He couldn't see future, but he could see partial destiny, but he often ignored the visions for they could have been anybody's destiny. He didn't know why he was thinking about destiny or how it came to his mind, but he was still sure that there was some place that he would be soon.  (Somewhere in the inn....but where?)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 14, 2013, 02:27:10 AM
Claire watched the two of them from her seat at the bar. "I will need to keep an eye on these two... They could be trouble..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 14, 2013, 02:28:42 AM
Arkhanul grunted. "Don't worry about it," he said. "They're out...doing something. I think I heard something about island mapping." He thought about last night. "Don't get used to me being so open. My life's just been one death after another since before this place was even thought of." Arkhanul stood up, showing his immense height.

Arkhanul heard the smack and his eyes snapped toward the thief. In a few massive strides, he quickly arrived toward the girl. "I know I didn't just witness a theft," he growled menacingly. His cowl was still up. He looked coldly and mercilessly at the girl.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 02:29:34 AM
((OOC:  @Scorps:  Which two are you referring to?))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 02:34:00 AM
Ivan usually kept his hood over his head, because people might recognize him and immediately use prejudice. Everybody usually knows the Striders, but he could still be surprised.

A strange wind blew directly at Ivan's, though the door was behind him, and blew the hood off his head.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 14, 2013, 02:34:50 AM
(Marida and Fleta. Claire has massive distrust issues and if anyone wheres dark colors she groups them with the people who destroyed her village.)

    Claire stood up and greeted the pair.

    "H-Hi... Travelers... Would you like to... Take part in an adventure..? My name is... Claire. I am one of the g-greatest mercenaries in all of A-Avalonia..." She was clearly shaken by the power coming off these two.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 14, 2013, 02:35:50 AM
Arkhanul glared at the girl, but walked over to Ivan.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 02:42:20 AM
 "Oh great, my cover is blown. Can't I go anywhere without people nagging me about my family. What was with that wind anyway?" Ivan muttered.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 14, 2013, 02:45:17 AM
Arkhanul, however, had no intention of asking about the Strider family.

"So what brings you here?" he asked gruffly.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 02:46:56 AM
 "Destiny"  said the illusionist.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 02:47:26 AM
The girl, rather than resisting being dragged along, knew better and just went along with the magic slavedriver, rubbing her head in pain.  A man seemed to come over and yell at her for being a thief.  Her reply wasn't wordy, but simple enough.  A look straight at him as if to say "I'm better than you."  That's all she could do, though.  If she tried to prove it, she'd have to face the wrath of this witch.  Getting hit was bad enough, but she knew what came next - she'd get experimented on!  All sorts of strange spells that did who knows what to her!  After all, the most the woman would do when asked what was done would be to shrug, so clearly that stuff was bad!  There's no way she should be able to get away with that stuff, it shouldn't even be legal!

Gods forbid she smile.  There was nothing more terrifying than that.  If she was ever the object of that normally emotionless woman's smile, it'd be the last day she had on this world.  That grumpy old man?  Pushover.  This witch smiling?  Sign of the freaking apocalypse.

The woman reached the counter.  Without as much as a hint of emotion or urgency in her voice, she got out her coinpurse and spoke.  "Lodging.  Two."

...Of course she was cryptic.  What else would she be?  Hey!  Witchy!  People can't read your stupid mind!  "...What she's asking for is how much a day's rent costs for two people.  Uh... for your notepad thingy, I'm Fleta, she's Marida.  We'll take your most exp-"  The woman pinched the back of her neck, hard.  "-least expensive room still available." Why?  We could afford the most expensive one for a month straight, easy!  We're freaking loaded after that last trip!  Uggh, whatever.  I'll just grimace and go along with it... just... don't cast any spells on me...
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 14, 2013, 02:55:25 AM
"HOLD IT!!!!!" Chris came in in a rush. "I'll pay for the room for these two. I yelled at her little sister? Maybe her daughter? I don't know, but it was rude and I will pay for it!"

   Chris was clearly trying to make amends for his rudeness. Running to the counter, he looked at Flea. "Do you want the most expensive room, little girl?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 03:02:26 AM
To Ivan it seemed as if nobody here even knew what any of the Striders looked like. He looked a lot like his father who was extremely known. His father was the leader of the Strider clan. They usually looked for ways to cover the world in darkness. Not to snuff out every last light, but to make sure that Darkness was dominant.

Ivan on the other hand was into light, just to spite his family. He was forced to learn the ways of darkness, but he always refused and took every punishment. His father would never banish him though. He was the only light of the Strider clan, but nobody knew that, they all thought they were all the same.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Rolina on February 14, 2013, 03:10:03 AM
"blah blah blah, little girl?"

Marida released her grip on Fleta, who simply walked up to the man, stared him straight in the face, and smiled. "Your wallet is still outside on the ground where I dropped it.  That's right, I didn't look, I actually took it when you ran into me.  And I'm 27, two years older than the witch here, have enough money that I can afford the richest, most expensive room in the city for a straight month, and will be robbing you blind while you sleep to night for that string of insults."

Marida didn't react at all to the declaration.  Once someone crossed the line with Fleta, it was more effort than it was worth to keep her in line.  Calling her a daughter, little girl, or even short was known to tick her off.  Actually treating her like a child and talking down to her?  No amount of magic in the world was going to stop her from making that man's life a living hell now.  She'd have to be ready if a fight broke out, though.  She's have a Black Transportation spell ready to use on any aggressors that came at them.  A few miles to the southeast would suffice for their destination, giving them enough time to cool their heads before returning.  If not... there was always straight up.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 14, 2013, 03:14:30 AM
"Hey! Guy in green! Do you want to be a hero fighting the darkness of the Shade?" Ash was standing by him. "I can sense your entire body is beaming with power. You look like a... Wind mage? I can't tell. Do you want to join a quest for light? to stop the evil Shade Army... Please..? You look SO cool! Can you catch an arrow in mid flight?.. Sorry, I forgot the introduction, my name is Ash, and you are?"

 She may not know his lineage, but Ash could tell Ivan's power at a glance. She knew he was a force to be reckoned with.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 14, 2013, 03:18:45 AM
"Umm sure. Not a wind mage though, but an illusionist AND a light Seer." HERE! this was his destiny. He was so happy to have found it, but he kept a straight face.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 14, 2013, 05:00:58 AM
Holly, still at her friend's house in another area of Bludstorm, regained consciousness from her deep meditation. She looked around: it was still daylight time, about noon. The sun was still high and the residential area was pretty quiet for the time being. Her friends lived in a very peaceful area. She looked up, and laid back in the grass. The wind gently blew, causing some of her dark gray hair into her face. She didn't mind, though; she just laid there and stared at the sky.

She had nothing to do. She just returned to this place a week ago, and she's already bored. Since she found that treasure chest, she has had plenty of gold, so there was no need for work. All she could do is meditate, train herself, and sleep. Soon though, she'd travel the world again, looking for any clue of her previous life. The last 6 months have led her no-where. She found not one trace of her previous life. It's as if she never even existed...

But that isn't possible, right? That's why she would continue on, even if it took her forever. There just had to be something out there. She just didn't want to feel lost anymore. She didn't want to feel as if there was no one out there who actually cared for her. She wanted to know the truth - why was she abandoned, and why was no one looking for her? Was there really no one who missed her? Was she really that unloved? Was the world better off not knowing who she was?
Her eyes started to water up, as did every time she thought about this when no one was around.

No. She had to keep her mind off of this for now. That's the reason she was here - with her friends, taking a break from all the searching. She needed this time to access herself and set her goals on what to do next.
She whipped the tears from her eyes and sat up, and did the only thing that she could do: meditate. She lost awareness of her surroundings again, and plunged her mind back into unconsciousness.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 14, 2013, 05:16:00 PM
Vena looked at Fleta glaring at Chris, totally confused. Why is it that everyday, a fight is going to break out?

She took the swords out from the sheathes on her back, and moved Fleta back with the blunt side of one of her blades.

Vena hadn't heard of Fleta's short issues, and guessed she was the daughter of this quiet one. "Don't start a fight in this place, child. You may very well be kicked out."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 14, 2013, 05:51:25 PM
"Stop, Vena!" Chris stepped in front of the girls. He looked over at the counter. "The most expensive room for the young lady and her beautiful sister," Chris looked at the twosome and smiled.

 Little did the party know a man was on his way to the inn. This man worked for the Shade Army. He was sent to find a fugitive named Ash and her accomplice, Claire. This man had a flute that can control wind demons. His name is Cain, and he's a a bounty hunter who never loses his prey.

"I can sense their presence in this town. It's strongest over near that inn." He walked up the the stone road toward the inn.

"Six hours and I will have your head, girls... If I don't sell one of you..." Cain cared only for money and himself. "Soon... You will die..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 14, 2013, 07:01:37 PM
Vena didn't get why, but she stopped talking and went over to the map.

She started looking for possible clues of the other glove's location.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 14, 2013, 07:03:07 PM
Holly, still in her meditation, could sense a single great darkness entering the city. She had come across this before, when she was traveling the world. However, since it didn't bother her, she didn't bother them. Such was her way. However, such a dark type does not simply come here without a purpose. She decided she may need to investigate by herself. She would follow him in secret, as to avoid a direct conflict with the wrong people.
She woke herself from her meditation, and went into the house to get her cloak.
In the house she ran into her friend whom she was staying with.
"Hey Holly, where are you off to?" Lily asked.
Holly strode to the door.
"I'm just going into the shops to look around. I'll be back soon! " Holly smiled at her.
"Okay, we're going to go out to eat for dinner later, so stay hungry!" Lily replied.
"Gotcha! Thanks!" Holly said as she walked out the door.

Holly technically wasn't lying. She was going to follow the darkness as she pretended to shop. Thankfully, her cloak would prevent anyone from reading her aura.

Walking through the residential area, it eventually connected to the town center. She would be waiting here, looking around at the many different shop items until he was within sight of her.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 14, 2013, 07:09:17 PM
Vena suddenly felt cold. She shivered, and used her dark psynergy and sensed for more dark beings.

While there was a shopkeeper she saw, she doubted that was it.

There it was, a regular guy, but around him rose darkness like black fire.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Nyran on February 14, 2013, 09:23:30 PM
Nyran had been silent this whole time. The main reason was that Anger had calmed down, but also because none of his others had anything to say
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 14, 2013, 09:44:00 PM
"What's going on?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 14, 2013, 11:11:20 PM
(Soltur, who did you say that to?)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 15, 2013, 12:20:03 AM
Ivan strode out the inn's door and into town. No person looked at him wierd which surprised him. He felt good here not being judged. Well there were a few people staring at him like he was about to murder someone, but people mostly ignored him.

He came across a shop. He smelled a familiar scent in the air.
It was Darkness. It was reeking everywhere. Ivan became more conscious and darted his eyes everywhere and sniffed for the source of the scent.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 15, 2013, 11:40:27 PM
Cain was aware of the people following him. The wind whispers to him, tells him what he needs to no. He knew there was no need to panic, he was ready to destroy the entire town if somebody interfered with his plan.

   He made his way up the road, taking his time so that dusk would come to aid in his murderous exploits.

      He was still thinking what he would do, as Ash was the only one wanted dead. "I guess I could get some money for her sister... Then again, her blood may taste sweet... Maybe I'll keep her as a slave... If she rejects, I will Partake of her blood. Yes, that's what I'll do..." He kept murmuring to himself as he walked and waited for the sun to go down. "What do you think? Yes, I suppose they may have allies...  It's a good thing I have you, my pets..."

     When the sun set, he moved up to "The Storm's Eye", ready to make his move.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 16, 2013, 07:07:24 AM
Ivan had found the dark scent had started moving. Relying on scent only he forged his way through the crowds and on the path of the darkness. He knew his family's dark scent well. This was not any of the Striders.

He did not see the person that he followed, but the scent had led onto a rough dirt road. He made sure that the wind did not give him away, for it sometimes betrayed his wantings. He held tight onto his hood and had even put on his olive green, leather gloves to give himself a better grip.

He trudged along the dirt road and kept tracking the scent. Where it led him he did not care. As long as it wasn't toward his family.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 16, 2013, 09:35:14 AM
Holly heard the man talking to himself, but couldn't make out what he was saying. She followed him to the Inn, and found nothing strange about a traveling man going to the town Inn. She would have to watch him carefully, for if he is with the darkness that destroyed Symphonica and if he knew Ash and Claire were here, things could get ugly around here. But would this man be dumb enough to start the fight in the middle of a prosperous port city, with everyone around?
Holly, realizing he stopped in front of the Inn, hid around the side of a nearby shop.
Why is he just standing there...? She thought.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 16, 2013, 06:30:24 PM
Ivan had followed the dark scent all the way back to the inn. A typical place for the darkness to go. He noticed someone watching from the side of the inn. Her gaze was fixed on the darkness. He decided to watch with her.

"Mind if I join you? We are tracking the same person are we not?" Ivan wispered tapping her lightly on the shoulder. He had snuck AROUND the inn to not get caught by the darkness.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 16, 2013, 08:53:56 PM
The sun was set. Cain was ready to move on into the inn.  "This will be fun. An assassination and I get a new slave... I wonder what they will pay for the girl's head..."

    He walked into the inn and studied his contract. "I know you two are following me..." He played his flute and his the wind started to tear the roof off. "My pets will kill your allies, girl. While I will kill you, bring your corpse to the Shade, and keep your sister as a slave."

   He jumped from the balcony and pulled out a scythe. He rushed towards Ash and the fight had begun.

   Ash had to bend over backwards to avoid getting beheaded by the enraged man.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 16, 2013, 11:51:34 PM
She was about to respond to the man standing next to her, then she saw the roof was being torn apart.
Holly should have acted sooner.
She ran into the Inn and saw the dark man attacking Ash. Holly had to act on instinct.
She first let out an orb of light that hovered above the Inn. After, she let out a beam of light that was meant to open a gap between Ash and the assassin.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 17, 2013, 12:05:51 AM
A large tornado rushed at Holly. "None will stop the Shade. None will stop the Shade. None will stop the Shade..." The tornado exploded, releasing shadows that looked and fought like Cain. They would only repeat "None will stop the Shade."

"C'MON!!! BRING YOU BEST, YOU WORTHLESS ASSASSIN!!!!" Ash tried to distract Cain while Claire tried to get to higher ground, but he noticed, and sent one of his Wind Shadows after her. "Now," Cain said with a sick smile on his face. "Now you will DIE!!!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 17, 2013, 12:37:29 AM
Holly was surprised that wind could take shape. Interesting.
Seeing that Claire was in danger, she erected a wall of hard light in front of her to protect her from the wind-clone.
Turning her attention to the ones in front of her, she sent beams of hardlight to the first shade, intent on ripping it apart piece by piece.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 17, 2013, 01:14:25 AM
"Must I always be the one to save everybody?" Ivan sighed. He dashed into the inn took out his Light Channeler (wand) and shouted, "IMPETUS!" Every Cain started to move a lot slower and his LC was now a sword.

He looked at the people gathered in the inn. "Come ON! We don't have much time before they start moving again!" Ivan exclaimed.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 17, 2013, 04:32:19 AM
Chris tried to reach Ash, but Cain's "pets" were too fast, ande he could not reach her.

   "Give up, girl. You and your friends will never make it out of here alive."

   "Shut. You. Mouth!!!" Ash was parrying every blow from his scythe.

     Claire attacked ten Wind Clones with her blade, but he kept making more. They need to destroy his flute, but they aren't close enough.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 17, 2013, 04:48:48 AM
Once everybody not fighting was out of the inn he returned to find the Cain's at normal speed again and wielded his blade back handed. He attacked a Cain and dodge rolled after.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 17, 2013, 10:24:58 PM
Vena shot a shadow going towards Ash, then she castes a binding light at Cain
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 18, 2013, 04:46:03 PM
Arkhanul growled and sent a wall of cold air toward Cain. "Get out or die, fool," he threatened.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 19, 2013, 06:04:55 AM
"Wow, harsh words." Ivan sneered. Ivan sent many pillars of light dancing acroos the room at many Cains. "Get the fu** out of here. We never asked for you to wreck havok. Why don't you put on your tutus and do a ballet dance out of here." Ivan scoffed.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 19, 2013, 12:00:22 PM
Arkhanul looked angrily at Ivan. "Strider, I'm trying to get this fool to leave! You seem to be trying to provoke him!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Nyran on February 19, 2013, 04:03:26 PM
"I sense a severe lack of competence in this group. Can't imagine why." Nyran said, regretting his descision to do this, looking around him at all the motives conflicting around him.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 19, 2013, 05:52:06 PM
Cain shot more mind towards Ivan and Arkhanul. I turned into a tornado, destroying part of the inn's second floor.

  "I'm going to feast on your blood!" Cain, provoked by Ivan, attacked Ivan and Arkhanul. Cain was quite proud, and Ivan had challenged his perfection.

    "Now!" Ash slashed at Cain's flute, sending it flying out of his hands. "Good job, Ivan. Thanks for taking the heat off of me for a minute."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 19, 2013, 07:11:13 PM
Holly just finished attacking a wind-clone with her hardlight when Ash knocked the flute out of Cain's hands. She saw the flute fly in another direction, but concentrated her light into the flute, dematerializing it and rematerializing it in her hand.
"Gotcha!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 19, 2013, 07:54:00 PM
Arkhanul glare at Cain and lunged at him, expecting a counterattack and also expecting a dodge and a standstill. He expected any reaction and a plan to counteract the reaction.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 19, 2013, 11:19:24 PM
(With the flute gone, the clones are gone, right?) Vena shot a bolt at Cains heiny
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 01:14:34 AM
(No, they now will attack everything because they're not being controlled. To make them go away, they have to kill Cain or make him stop them.)

  Chris shot Cain's scythe out of his hands. "Someone! Take him out!" 

   Ash took a swing at Cain, cut him across the chest, and Cain birst into flames, taking his clones with him.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 20, 2013, 04:24:03 AM
"We'll then, guess I gotta pay for the damages, again...

Vena looked at Ash hopefully
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 04:32:35 AM
"This is where I come in." Chris walked up to the counter and laid the equivalent of ten thousand dollars on it. "I have a lot of coins that have not been used in hundreds of years, so they are quite valuable."

     Ash walked three steps and collapsed. "Help!!!" Claire was worried about her big sister.
"I-It's all right, s-sis... I'm just... So... Hungry..." Ash had skipped dinner, and now was lying in the middle of the floor.

  "Looks like we all have to share a room tonight", Claire said. "I found a map and a key where Cain burst into flames. Maybe we all should look at it together," She continued. "Plus it would give me and Arky -I mean Arkhanul - some alone time..." The eighteen year old smiled at the powerful veteran.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 20, 2013, 04:35:30 AM
Arkhanul looked at Claire. She was impressive. He shrugged at her and looked away. "Just don't get your hopes up on getting me to smile," he said. "Nobody can."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 04:42:50 AM
"I doubt anybody's tried the things I want to..." The slim-built girl grabbed Arkhanul's arm.

   "Enough!!!" Chris grabbed the key and gave a grave look. "We need rest, we should move out at first light if this is what I think it is."

  "Sure, we'll do that," Ash said. "But can we get something to eat first? I'm starving"

The group went up to the only room left standing.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 20, 2013, 04:47:22 AM
Vena picked up the map from Cain and her eyes brightened. "Hey, Chris. Give me our map. I think i could combine the two and find the location of the Shadow Clan or whatever it was."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 20, 2013, 05:13:45 AM
Holly was relieved it was over. She observed what was left of the Inn. It was not recognizable at all.
She maneuvered and stepped over all of the debris out of the Inn.
"Anyone hurt? I can heal wounds."
She looked down at her clothes. "I could use a bath..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 05:44:27 AM
"Me too!" Ash started to undress when Claire reminded her that there were boys here. Ash turned bright red. "Eek! I'm glad I only undid by chest plate and belt!"

  "My scatter-brained sister," Claire said with a sigh.

     "At least your clothes are intact," Chris said, taking off his coat to reveal his shirt was cut to ribbons. "Why was it my shirt and not ANY of the girls!" Claire hit him in the head with her bow.

"Fine, I'll stop. I'll be in the room we all have to share if you want me..." Chris walked away. "Call me when the bath is free!"

    Claire and Ash bot ran after Vena. "Let's bathe together! Like sisters!" Ash was happy to have another girl to talk to.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 20, 2013, 06:15:51 AM
Ivan just stood there. His clothes were unmarked. He fell to the floor and suddenly his clothes were marked with blood dust and cuts. He was gasping for breath and wheezing. "So much for my time. Slowing things takes a lot of enery." Ivan wheezed and fainted.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 20, 2013, 06:31:56 AM
Holly rushed to Ivans side, intent on healing him.
"Don't worry Ivan, I'm a healer. " She looked for the cuts, and put her hands hovering over them.
Holly closed her eyes, and took a deep breath. She focused her light into the wounds, stopping the bleeding. The healing of the actual cuts would take longer. She looked up to the others.
" He needs to rest. I need to heal him. "
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 06:37:02 AM
"Take him up and put him in one of the beds." Ash was worried about her new friend, Ivan. "Heal him there. He'll be fine, right?"

   "Let a real magister handle this." Chris came back when he heard a body hit the ground. "You're taking to long, he needs to rest. I'll show you how to heal with Dark magicks. You seem to be better at those." Chris carried Ivan up the stairs and into a bed in the room.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 20, 2013, 07:07:47 AM
Ivan heard 'Dark Magiks' and suddenly awakened.Once he was layed in a bed he jumped out. "I will not have someone using Dark Magik on me. I will not deal with anything that does with Darkness. I refuse to be healed with Dark Magik. I can heal myself thank you." Ivan fumbled a bit and tripped. A pair of square glasses flew up in the air and landed perfectly on Ivan's face. Ivan suddenly went to sleep in a calm manner. 'He would never know if someone used Dark Magik would he? It wouldn't effect his light right? Exactly. Ge needs to be healed. Quickly before he wakes and takes me off.' The pair of glasses spoke.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 07:21:20 AM
"What in the name of... Never mind... Let us just heal him and be done with this nonsense so that I can shower and get some sleep."

     Chris does not like things that have no purpose to him. He thought the glasses were Ivan pulling his leg, and as such, got irritated with them.

  "Come, Holly, let me show you what true darkness is." Chris pulled out an old stone. This stone seemed to glow when he held it." It was bright purple with dark purple veins running through it." Hd called it a stone of elder magick. With it, he could heal people and read their thoughts. Though, he preferred not to use the latter power.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 20, 2013, 07:52:33 AM
(assuming you already healed Ivan.) Ivan jerked up and realized he was in bed. He took his glasses off and crushed them. "I hate them." Ivan scowled. He got ip and a surge of Dark scent wafted around him. Nobody else was around and there was only one explanation.
"Oh fu(%. God Dammit. Gaah!" Ivan quickly dashed out of the inn and toward a cave. He had found this cave when he was suffering from dark poisoning on his way here. The cave held the power to purge the darkness within. Ivan found the source and was ready to perform the ritual of purging. But a dark figure caught his eye.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 20, 2013, 12:39:05 PM
Vena smiled at the girls, "Sure, I guess."

Not waiting any longer, she took the map from Chris. "I'll finish the job after I bathe."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 20, 2013, 01:18:34 PM
Arkhanul left the group a note. It said:

To All,

I took a walk to a place of peace for me. Please do not follow me. I need time to meditate. Only follow if my help is absolutely necesary. Otherwise my ire will prove dangerous.

I will return soon.


-Arkhanul


He then walked out of the inn and walked to his cave of Peace.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 20, 2013, 10:03:30 PM
(Is it possible that arkhanul's cave is the sme as Ivan's???) :08:

Vena finished bathing and sat on her bed. She looked for similar landscapes and set to work.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 10:31:46 PM
"Hey." Claire walked in the room with Vena. She was wearing a bathrobe. "You need to put on map over the other and shine a light behind them. That should help you a bit." Claire sat down on the bed.

      She sighed. "I think you need to take a break from this. I'll force Chris to do it. We should talk, I need help... With... Guys..."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 20, 2013, 10:49:06 PM
Vena hesitated, but put down the map and sighed.

"What about?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 11:08:22 PM
"We need to get one thing straight: Arky is mine." Claire had a serious look on her face. "That's not all what I wanted to talk about, though... Are you and Ivan a couple?" Claire was smirking now.

   Ash came out of the shower in a towel. "Is my little sister bothering you?" Ash smacked Claire in the back of her head. "Stop bothering Vena, she has work to do!"

    "I'm making Chris do Vena's work, so she has free time." Claire smiled at her sister.

   "CHRIS!!! GET IN HERE!!!  Ash was yelling at the top of her lungs. "YOU HAVE WORK TO DO!!!"

"What do you want?" Chris walked in.

  "Take care of the maps." Ash stated proudly.

   "Fine... You are too..." Chris smiled at Ash, took the maps, and walked off.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 20, 2013, 11:12:24 PM
Vena blushed. "No, I haven't met him until he joined. Although, he seems a little hot-tempered at times."

She looked at Ash after Chris left. "So, how are things?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 20, 2013, 11:40:56 PM
"What do you mean?" Ash cocked her head in confusion.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 20, 2013, 11:57:50 PM
Holly rematerialized at her friend's house.
She couldn't believe her reaction to that stone.

Flashback
After she saw the stone's power, she wanted it for herself.
She just stood there, staring at it, as if wanting to kill Chris and take it for herself. Everything was screaming at her to do it.
She forced herself to look away from it.
And she dematerialized in a flash of light.
End Flashback

The stone... Why did it almost make me lose sanity? She wondered. I was literally tempted to kill Chris for that stone, she shivered at the thought, and take it for myself. What could that stone have to offer? It was only darkness. I don't need the darkness.
Holly then sat in yard in front of the house, shut her eyes, and focused on her meditation.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 21, 2013, 12:09:36 AM
"Who are you." Ivan growled "I know you are there. I advise that you show yourself and also leave me alone. I don't have much time."
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Post by: Aether on February 21, 2013, 12:10:23 AM
(Who you talkin to)

"You know, you and Chris. I know something's going on." Vena grinned, "Don't think I'm a fool."
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 21, 2013, 12:25:43 AM
(The mysterious figure Ivan saw.)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 21, 2013, 03:59:34 AM
Arkhanul sat in the center of his cave and meditated. He lifted into the air and his eyes closed as he let all his rage and sorrow go.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 21, 2013, 06:48:48 AM
The figure did not answer. Ivan sat down and meditated. He began to glow and the darkness smoked out of his body,the smell almost breaking Ivan's concentration. In his mind's eye, the darkness inside seemed to become less. Ivan dared not to break meditation until he was completely empty. He then opened his eyes and looked around the cave. The figure was still there, but it was in a different position. Ivan was about to get up when drowsyness struck him. He soon fell asleep on the cave's hard, cold floor.
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Post by: Rolina on February 21, 2013, 05:26:55 PM
((OOC:  Sorry about the inactivity here - I've been pretty busy, what with the possibility of starting a new job and all (YAY!), so between that and a bunch of other new stuff, I may be a bit more inactive before I settle into the new routine.))
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Post by: Scorpio on February 21, 2013, 05:32:01 PM
 (OOC: It's OK, Rolina. Nobody is going to hold anything against you for living your life.)
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 21, 2013, 05:54:43 PM
(I DO! Just kidding. Just post when you can broski)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 21, 2013, 06:59:02 PM
Images of his own rage flwed out of Arkhanul, bringing him peace.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 23, 2013, 12:12:12 AM
"Chris and I... He's hard to read." Ash was blushing "He doesn't remember me even though we were allies in battle before. He saved my life and stole my heart... NEVER TELL HIM I SAID THIS!!!!!!!!! Ash was blushing and stormed out, forgetting that she was in a towel.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 03:46:19 AM
Arkhanul was almost finished meditating. He was feeling better. Better he had in a long while. But he still would never smile again.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 23, 2013, 03:56:06 AM
"Another soldier failed. I cannot say I'm surprised." A silhouette of a thin man watched the fight against Cain in a crystal. He was in a dark room where light refused to, no, could nlt penetrate. He was alone, but he could see what had happened in his crystal.

     "These people are hardly replacements for the Great Heroes of Legend. They are all failures, and all of them are pathetic and petty. If Cain had thought of things other than greed and lust for those two girls, he would be alive and they would not... How sad..." The figure started to chuckle in his room where light cannot be and the dark cannot shine.

    "Soon... The world will bend its knee to the Shade... Ani I will be there to reap my rewards..."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 03:59:08 AM
Arkhanul sensed that something was amiss. He cursed. "And I was almost finished meditating," he grumbled. He exited his cave.
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Post by: Aether on February 23, 2013, 04:10:47 AM
Vena got off her bed, changed to her traveling cloak, and ran down.

"Wait for me Ash! And put on some clothes!"
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 04:14:37 AM
Arkhanul looked around and saw nothing. It was vital that he finish meditating because otherwise, he could burst from rage.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 23, 2013, 04:14:50 AM
Ash ran into Vena. "May I borrow your cloak?" Her face was redder than her hair. She had finally noticed that she was exposed, but, thankfully, no one had seen anything but her towel. "I'm just gonna go lie down... I've embarrassed myself again... ****" She grabbed Vena's cloak and ran, leaving her towel behind her.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 04:17:25 AM
Arkhanul re-entered his cave, cursing malevolence, cursing his sixth sense for potential danger and seething with annoyance.
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Post by: Aether on February 23, 2013, 04:29:19 AM
Ash took the cloak while vena was still wearing it. Didn't rip though, so it's all good.

Under her cloak was a white T-shirt and just her underwear...

She ran back upstairs because she thinks people saw her. She put on a Karis-style dress
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 04:30:35 AM
Arkhanul continued to meditate, letting all his stress flow away like load in a river.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 23, 2013, 04:36:25 AM
Ash was still bright red. Sorry, Vena... ... ... Chris saw everything... My everything... What do I do now? He offered me his coat. What does that mean?" She fell backwards onto her bed.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 04:37:54 AM
Arkhanul finished meditating and walked back to the inn quite contentedly. He opened the door to the inn and walked inn (pun inntended.)
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Post by: Aether on February 23, 2013, 04:40:06 AM
Vena smiled. "It's fine. I'm sure he was being gentleman like in offering his coat, now worries."

man, Vena thought,this is awkward
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Post by: Scorpio on February 23, 2013, 04:45:31 AM
Claire started to laugh loudly, she could no longer hold it in. "Ha!!! Way to show everyone, including your boy toy, your stuff!!! Ha!!! My sister: The nudist!!!!!!"

"Shut up, Claire. It wasn't funny..."

"I bet Chris liked it... Hey, did you ask him to return the favor?"

"SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!" Ash threw a boot at her sister and hit Claire right in the backside. Then, they both started to laugh at their own antics.
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Post by: Aether on February 23, 2013, 04:51:22 AM
Vena smirked for a bit. It felt good to talk to them. It was just like talking to Stacy...

Vena shook her head. No more thoughts on that. "Hey, we should get goin on our adventure now. Before another Shade guy shows up.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 23, 2013, 04:55:40 AM
"We should sleep while Chris finishes working on the map. Good night." Ash tossed off Vena's cloak and went to sleep.

"My sister can sleep whenever she wants. It's a gift." Claire untied her bathrobe, hung it up on the wall, and went to sleep right next to her sister.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 04:56:22 AM
Arkhanul walked up the stairs and sat in his customary corner.
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Post by: Aether on February 23, 2013, 04:58:47 AM
Vena went downstairs for a glass of water and noticed Arkhanul there, just staring into space.
"Hey, do you wanna come sleep in my room? I have enough beds, even though Ash and Claire are sleeping on mine, but that's fine."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 05:01:47 AM
Arkhanul shook his shaggy head. "I prefer to stay in corners like this," he said. "I don't really sleep. We Fylmiri adopted a meditation technique that restores the body and mind much like sleep does. I thank you for the offer, though."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 23, 2013, 05:02:47 AM
"He can stay with me." Chris walked up to greet him. "Welcome back. I have deciphered the map, and am going to bed in the room I payed for. Roof or no. If you wish to join me, I've room enought for five more people." He walked off, muttering to himself about some encounter with a girl.
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Post by: Aether on February 23, 2013, 05:04:49 AM
Vena nodded at Arkhanul. "Don't sleep in some cave when you could have a comfortable bed~

Well, I'll be in my room. G'night."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 05:06:41 AM
Arkhanul's eyes narrowed. "What's wrong with sleeping in caves? I've been doing that since before you were born," he growled.
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Post by: Aether on February 23, 2013, 05:17:42 AM
Vena looked back at Arkhanul from the bottom of the stairs and frowned.

"Just trying to be hospitable. You can sleep in your cave if you want, but come here early next morning. We're gonna set off on our adventure
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 23, 2013, 06:18:23 AM
"I'm going to spend the night right here. I thank you for your hospitality," he replied.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 23, 2013, 07:10:54 AM
*Holly is still meditating.*
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 03:56:23 AM
Arkhanul closed his eyes and entered a sleep-mimicking form of meditation.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 04:12:47 AM
"Wake up!!!" Chris whipped the blanket off of the sisters. "You too, Vena! It's first light and we need to get going!" Chris woke everyone up and got them out of the inn and onto the road.

   When they were walking out of Bludstorm, Chris took Ash aside.  "I have found a path that leads to a great source of power that may help us. The downside is that it leads to the ruins of Symphonia."

        Ash gave him a look. "We will do what we have to do to defeat the Shade."

     Ash and Chris walked back to the group and told them of their course.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 04:17:16 AM
Arkhanul had followed and, listening to what Ash and Chris had to say, he nodded approvingly. "I believe it's an excellent idea," he said.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 04:38:29 AM
Ash grabbed Arkhanul aside. "Should I make my move on Chris now?"
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 04:52:05 AM
Arkhanul considered this question. "I'm not exactly the love guru," he replied. "You know that, right?"
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 04:56:10 AM
"You're the only one who I can talk to about this, and after last night, I'm desperate." Ash was embarrassed at the memory of the night before.

     They kept walking on the road with Bludstorm behind them, getting closer to their goal.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 04:59:23 AM
Arkhanul nodded. "I understand," he said. He hasn't been this close to anyone, aside from a select few, in thousands of years. "You should listen to what your heart and gut are telling you."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 05:03:01 AM
       Ash looked at Chris, "Not today..."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 05:05:36 AM
Arkhanul looked at Ash. "Just don't get into the habit of saying that every day," he said. "Then, you'll never achieve your goal."
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 05:14:59 AM
Vena looked around. She came into town from the other direction. She hasn't seen this place before, but the scenery is beautiful. Van looked over Chris's shoulder and peered at the map. We should get to Symphonia in about half an hour." Vena walked faster, eager to see Symphonia, or what's left of it.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 05:20:07 AM
Arkhanul didn't care about the beauty surrounding him. He cared only about the objective at hand.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 05:25:15 AM
Chris glowered at Vena. "It will take more than a day to reach Symphonia. The mountains are not safe, so we are going around them." He looked at Vena again. "I am the keeper of the map, I plan the routes. I'm sorry if it's boring, but I want us all to survive."

   Claire was still blushing. Chris had taken the blanket of her bed. He must have seen everything. "Ash better tell him her feelings or I will..." Claire muttered to herself.

    Ash was quiet, she was looking around her at things she remembered from when her family would go on outings together. Those were better times.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 05:30:25 AM
Arkhanul looked at Claire. He was feeling rather nice, so he walked over to her. "What's on your mind?" he asked. This is the nicest I'm ever going to get, he thought.
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 05:32:02 AM
Vena smiled. "Even better, I get to see more of this place. It just reminds me of when my dad takes me for walks in the forest."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 05:36:43 AM
This reminded Arkhanul of when he would go on walks with his children in a forest much like this one...
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 05:41:08 AM
Claire looked into Arkhanul's eyes. "Have you ever felt completely alone? I know I have. You see, my family left me in the woods because I was small and weak when I was six. They told me they never loved me, and that my existence was a sin because I was weak. Thankfully, Ash found me... I've never told anyone but Ash that. Please keep it between us." She was looking quite sad at thh thought of those painful memories.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 05:46:56 AM
Arkhanul looked at Claire. "I know that feeling," he said. "My wife and children were brutally murdered, my best friend, more like a brother to me, was stabbed in the back by my true brother and my brother is currently trying to kill me." He placed his hand on Claire's shoulder. "You're not alone, though."
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 05:49:14 AM
A sense of gloom washed up on Vena. She didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

"Hey Ash, you're sure that all of the Shade left Symphonia, right? No one was left behind to guard it?"
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 05:52:35 AM
Claire looked away from him. "I wated to be strong to prove that I'm worth the life I was given. Ash changed my mind just by being there for me... What if she dies?"

 Claire looked at Arkhanul, with tears in her eyes. "She came so close to death in the fight at the inn, what if she's not so lucky next time?"
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 05:54:35 AM
Arkhanul knew how Claire felt and understood it. "I swear to you that I will protect her for you," he said. He didn't like to see people this upset.
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 06:00:53 AM
It was probably nothing

Vena sensed Claire's despair and tried to lighten the mood. "Don't worry, Claire. We're all here for one another. Me, Ash, Ark, holly, (insert Rolina's characters here), we'll protect one another till the very end."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:02:46 AM
Arkhanul nodded. He became more gruff again. "We will have each other's back."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 06:07:07 AM
Chris looked up from the map for a split second, then looked back dow and spoke. "Get used to loss. One by one, we will all meet the icy hand of the inevitable. Death will come for all of us, whether it be from age, sickness, or battle, we will all die. Everyone does. No exceptions." His voice was cold from experience with the subject.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:08:30 AM
Arkhanul looked at the man. "Then explain me," he demanded. "I'm ten thousand years old."
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 06:10:36 AM
Vena shot a look at Chris.

"While, yes, that is the truth, my dad and sister died gruesome deaths, I don't think that kind of thinking will help anyone. We're all still alive. Right now, that's all that matters."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:14:36 AM
(Fixed it. Sorry, it's late.)

"However, in a fight, that mentality helps," said Arkhanul. "I always go into battle expecting to die. If you go into battle, expecting death, you'll usually live. If you go into a fight, hoping to live, chances are that you'll die."
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 06:17:50 AM
Vena nodded. "Wise words."

Not wanting to hear any more, she turned into light and blinked up the nearby tree.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 06:18:26 AM
Chris looked at Claire. "I misspoke. What I meant to say was that we will all die eventually, why woory about it instead of enjoying the time with another?" Chris was looking at Ash when he said the last part.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:20:57 AM
Arkhanul looked at Chris. "Smooth," he said simply and sarcastically.
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 06:21:19 AM
Vena used her shadow powers to whisper to ash from above
Now you know he likes you! Make a move.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:23:12 AM
Arkhanul, having learned Telepathy from his friend and mentor, Equinim, did the same. "The time is now," he said telepathetically.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 06:25:18 AM
Ash blushed and waved at Chris who was back in the map. "H-h-h-h-hi..." This was all she could muster. The girl who did not flinch when a man tried to cut her head off could not talk to boys.
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 06:27:07 AM
Well, it's not like you're just meeting again! Just try to tell him how you really feel for him
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:27:37 AM
"You need to start small," said Arkhanul. "Build up to it."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 06:32:01 AM
"I'LL SCOUT AHEAD!!!!!!!!" Ash ran fifteen steps infront of the group. Claire just rolled her eyes.

   "It's almost mid day, can we stop and eat?" Claire was asking her sister.

  "Sure, sis!!!!" Ash was still red when they broke to eat in a small clearing surrounded by flowers and trees which gave off a beautiful scent. Claire started to prepare a nice soup.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:33:51 AM
Arkhanul prepared a bowl for himself. He walked to Ash.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 06:36:26 AM
Ash was sitting alone on a log in a flower bed. She was clearly upset with herself at failing to rise to the occasion and tell Chris how she felt.
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 06:37:01 AM
Vena sighed. It'll come soon enough.
She blinked down and took a bowl of soup. She directed the suns rays to the pile of logs in front of her like a magnifying glass to start a small fire.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:38:50 AM
Arkhanul felt that he owed it to Ash to help her through this. He sat down next to Ash.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 06:43:01 AM
"Well, how is it?" Claire was quite proud of her culinary prowess. Her mither had taught her to cook when she was seven, and she's been doing it ever since. She always looks for a new recipe to try or a new spice to use. Simply put, she loves to cook.

"Good job." Chris was reading the map obsessively in an attempt to memorize it.

Ash was still sitting alone, feeling like she screwed up her only chance.
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 06:43:39 AM
Vena got an idea. She'll work from the other side, Chris, while Arkhanul helps Ash. She relayed the plan to him.

okay Ark?
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 06:46:28 AM
Yes, so long as you try to keep out of my head. He obviously didn't like people in his head.

Arkhanul looked at Ash. "You're not alone," he said comfortingly. He placed his hand on her shoulder. "You've still got opportunities. Start out small, just chat. Build up to it. Get comfortable talking to him."
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 06:49:02 AM
Meanwhile, Vena sat down with Chris.
"You know, I got a feeling Ash likes you back. She's just having a hard time saying the right words."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 06:57:57 AM
"It's just a physical attraction. I've seen it before I'll see it again. If it was more than that, she would have responded when I overtly made obvious what I used to feel about her. She made clear what her feelings are." Chris got up and took his map and lunch to a different part of the clearing.
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 07:01:27 AM
Vena went after him. "No, not at all! She likes you for you, but she can't express her feelings, she's all tounge-tied. Probably because she doesn't want to mess up, disgrace herself in front if you..."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 07:04:24 AM
"Then let her say or prove it." Chris looked at Ash. "It would be nice to find love again..."
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 07:08:29 AM
Vena sighed. This is proving to be much more difficult then she had realized. She walked up to Arkhanul. "How are things here? Chris wants a confession..."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 07:10:13 AM
Claire walked up to Chris, whispered something in his ear that shocked him, and went back to lunch. Chris looked at Ash and smiled.
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Post by: Nyran on February 24, 2013, 09:02:38 PM
"Excuse me, I had an argument with myself, and I couldn't keep the voices straight." Nyran said, just waking up, and currently unaware of his surroundings.

"If I could get a recap, that'd be great."
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 09:04:25 PM
(WOW! did people just forget about me?)

Ivan woke up. The floor was cold and his back was sore. Ivan started to get up. his back hurt even more. He groaned. When Ivan finally managed to get up, he looked around. He was still in that cave. He made for the exit and saw the sun high in the sky. 'Fu(%' He muttered. he knew everybody left by now. To where? he did not know. Ivan opened his mind to see where he should go. Strangely the ground in front of him lit up and was visible in the daylight. The lighted ground became a path and Ivan darted along it.

'How did I even sleep that long?' he though as he ran. He was glad he had high stamina and was fast or else he wouldn't have caught up with the group.

"Does it hurt to do a head count?" Ivan scowled at Chris. "and aren't you the one who used darkness on me? or was that somebody else? If it was you. DON'T DO IT AGAIN!"
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Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 09:07:00 PM
(We fought a guy that's part of the Shade, which are the bad guys. The next day, the party set off to Symphonia. Right now, Vena and Arkhanul are trying to bring Ash and Chris closer together)

P.S. sorry lux.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 09:09:50 PM
"It was I who used my Dark stone on you. I would not trust antone else with it." Chris smirked. "If you were not fighting your true nature as a Dark magister, you would not have problems."

    Ash grabbed Nyran aside. "We are on the road to Symphonia to gain an ancient power to aid us. We are currently eating lunch in a clearing."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 09:15:41 PM
"HA! TRUE NATURE! you humor me. I was FORCED to learn darkness. or at least they TRIED to force me. It was, because of the force that i chose the light. I am deeply sorry to disappoint you, but my true nature is to do the opposite of what people force me to do. When people force me to use Light only then will I be a Dark Illusionist Seer. Not a dark mage. I am not a mage. Never have been." Ivan scoffed. Chris was certainly not the one to trust with his secret.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Nyran on February 24, 2013, 09:39:47 PM
"S-sorry. I don't get hungry much, so I guess I'll wait." Nyran said, walking away from Ash, not much in the mood for conversation. Surprisingly, his others were very quiet.

He sat down, waiting to head off.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 24, 2013, 09:45:45 PM
Holly woke from her meditation. She instantly fell back into the grass and looked up into the sky.
The sun was still fairly high. She thought now would be a good time to depart on her journey. She was able to control it... For now.
She jumped up and walked into her friend's home.
Lily was sitting at the table talking with her husband, Fred. They both looked up when Holly walked in.
"Hey Holly! How was your meditation? I'm always afraid to interrupt you." Lily said.
"Yes, we just finished lunch. There's still a plate for you." Fred gave Holly a smile.
"Thanks guys, but unfortunately I'm going to have to eat and run. I gotta leave again." Holly stated.
Lily looked surprised. "So soon? You just arrived a few days ago."
"I've found a group that will also be traveling. I'll be going with them, so I won't be alone." Holly replied.
"Well I'm glad  you were able to find a group to travel with," Fred replied.  "It really does make it  easier to travel. I did it all the time when I was a trader."
Holly nodded. "They seem very trust worthy, although I'm not entirely sure what their goal is yet."
Holly walked into the into her room and gathered her valuables, including a dagger, a couple powerful vials, a change of clothes, and a hefty pouch of gold.
Holly walked back in with Lily and Fred. She laid a few rare gold pieces she found from her treasure chest.
"Here's the rent!" Holly joked with a smile on her face.
"If it's alright with you, I'll be leaving some stuff here that I cannot bring. "
After a short argument between Holly and Lily about how Holly didn't have to pay to stay here, but she wanted to, but she didn't need to, etc, etc, and that Holly was always welcome here, Holly departed after hugging her friends, and began her journey once more.

When she left the city, Holly closed her eyes and looked for the auras of her companions. She found them a few miles away, sitting in a field. Holly concentrated her light to their position, and dematialized in a flash of light.
She reappeared in front of them.

Holly had an apologetic smile on her face. "Sorry I'm late!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 09:49:34 PM
Ivan nearly flipped **** when he saw Holly. She appeared only 2 INCHES AWAY FROM HIS FACE! Ivan fell on his, but and started to complain. "Could you at least WARN us that you are coming by apparation! Wouldn't hurt to know so I can be more knowledgeable as to where you might apparate. So much pain in one day NOT caused by enemies."



(Note: Please watch language.)
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 09:55:10 PM
Arkhanul huffed. "If you're that jumpy, Ivan, you got some problems," he growled. Arkhanul knew that Ash needed no further help aside from one last sentence. "Go talk to him, now." He found some shade and flipped his cowl over his head. He meditated there until everyone was ready to go.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 24, 2013, 10:01:20 PM
Claire laughed out loud at Ivan. "I'm sorry, that was rude... But it's not often that you get to see something that comical." She was happy to be in a group of people she considered friends. People she could be herself in front of.

    "If you truly want to learn some of Light's oldest secrets, Ivan, I could give you one of my old books... But we need to get things straight. I am a magister. I have completed the trials to earn that title. To call me a mage is to insult me." Chris was angered at being called a mage because he believed it dismissed his hard work as luck. He did widh for Ivan to learn the ancient secrets so that they did not die with him.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 10:08:17 PM
Arkhanul walked toward Ivan. "Might I have a word?" he said.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 10:15:56 PM
"I never said you were a Mage. I said that my true nature WASN'T a mage. and yes I would like to look at the book PLEASE." Ivan scowled. He turned to Arkanhul. "Yes?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 10:19:47 PM
"May I ask the origin of the Strider darkness?" he asked. He asked it as if he knew what it was, though...
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 10:36:35 PM
Ivan hesitated then answered. "Long ago there was a Clan the bared the powers of darkness. They were a virtuous clan and knew right from wrong. One day a young man by the name of Severius Strider found himself there. He was lost. The guards took him to the clan leader and the Leader said that he was destined to be there. Severius was taught the ways of the darkness and was a loyal student. He did not, however become a member of the clan. One day he left and taught his family the ways of darkness. The family grew in number and became so large that they took control over 5 countries. The capitol was named after the founder, Severius himself. and the family was then feared. Nobody dared challenge them. Whenever 2 or more people went out of country people hid in their houses and closed their curtains. When only 1 was there, the citizens would loudly gossip about them and persecute them."

"My family has grown a lot even though they only mate with other people in the family. Now they force people who don't want to learn the ways of darkness to learn it. I am the son of the Leader of the Strider clan. My father's name is Severus. It is like the founder, but is only slightly altered."

"I was punished for my rebelliousness, but was never beaten for my parents thought it would make me continue with my rebellious behavior. The only one who understands me in my household is my mother. She would prefer my to be darkness, but acknowledges my light."

Ivan stopped. He was sure everybody had heard him. He might have said too much, but Ivan didn't care. Ivan was still thinking about his deepest secret and who to share it with. He needed to share it with somebody, but who?
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Nyran on February 24, 2013, 10:43:49 PM
"Hm, maybe it's just best to keep my head my down and wait 'till we leave"

Nyran's others decided to act upon this, one in particular, who had more than just an emotion: Ryuuta But, I want to talk with the nice people.

That's stupid. These people aren't worth my time. I'm waiting until we're at a Climax to do anything. replied another. Unbeknownst to Nyran, the reason his others had been so quit is that they were fusing. This was Momo.

Not that Nyran noticed, they still sounded the same.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 10:46:10 PM
Arkhanul nodded. "I understand completely," he said. "I wasn't always so dark, you know. I am the last of my family. We were forced to learn the way of the sword. For generations, my family were feared for their skill with a sword. Then, my father was murdered protecting me. That's when I became a Fylmiri. That's when the Fylmiri was born. Now, I'm feared world-wide because of my dark, wicked-seeming visage and air around me."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 10:51:07 PM
"Strange. Your scent isn't of darkness though." Ivan queried.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 10:52:36 PM
"I seem wicked, though, do I not?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 10:56:45 PM
"No" Ivan replied truthfully.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 10:57:55 PM
"I admit, I've been in a good mood, lately," he said. "But you've never seen me truly fight. I don't fight with mercy. I don't care who you are. If you raise a blade against me, you die."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 24, 2013, 10:59:00 PM
Vena was astounded with these stories. She just sipped the rest of her soup
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 11:01:20 PM
Arkhanul retreated back to the shade. "Story time's over," he grunted.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 11:03:08 PM
"I admit, I've been in a good mood, lately," he said. "But you've never seen me truly fight. I don't fight with mercy. I don't care who you are. If you raise a blade against me, you die."
"So?" Ivan said. "What does that matter. There are lots of people like that. The whole world is filled with people like that. I've met some. Most of them were actually trustworthy."
Arkhanul retreated back to the shade. "Story time's over," he grunted.
Ivan sat on a rock in the light. "You got that right." huffed Ivan
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 11:05:10 PM
"No, you don't understand," he said. "I have no honor in fighting. This is the best mood you'll ever see me in."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 11:09:12 PM
"As this is the best mood you'll ever see me in. Once again I have seen many people who fight without honor. I have trusted most of them." Ivan was growing impatient. Wouldn't Arkhanul understand by now?
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 11:20:15 PM
"You've seen nothing," he said simply. I'm getting tired of him going on and on, he thought.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 11:25:26 PM
"I GIVE UP!" Ivan shouted unexpectedly. "No matter what you think I have not seen you are wrong, but I'm not going to argue with you, because I am tired of wasting my breath. I...Give...UP!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 11:27:33 PM
"Good," he said. His good mood was quickly fading away. He's been far too nice, lately.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 11:30:34 PM
Ivan threw a scroll at Arkhanul that told the story of his 7 other selves that gave him this job. Arkhanul was a person he could trust with his secret.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 11:32:01 PM
"What the devil do you expect me to do with this?" demanded Arkhanul. He usually regarded things being thrown at him as a threat.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 11:33:12 PM
"Read it." Ivan scoffed.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 11:33:43 PM
"Why?" he asked angrily. He really wanted to attack Ivan at this point.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 11:36:17 PM
"Because that is what people do when they receive scrolls. Unless you want my to read you what's on it in private." Ivan scowled. He wanted to strangle something very badly right now.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 24, 2013, 11:37:33 PM
Arkhanul's eyes narrowed. "Be careful how you talk to me," he said quietly. He opened the scroll and began to read it.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 24, 2013, 11:48:29 PM
"Sure whatever. our patience level is the same i am pretty sure we are both extremely impatient when it comes to talking." Ivan half muttered.

((He tends to mutter when he thinks he is talking clearly.))
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 25, 2013, 12:10:35 AM
Claire stepped between them. "Calm down, boys. If you want to fight, spar. If you want other things," she said looking Ivan up and down while smiling, we can do that too." Claire was clearly having a good time.

    "Keep the book, Ivan." Chris tossed it at his feet. "I want you to learn some elder magicks so that someone knows them before I die."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 25, 2013, 12:18:31 AM
Ugh, Holly thought, That guy is over 1000 and he can't even control his anger.

Holly walked over to a lone tree not far away, sat down in the shade, and began to mediate.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 25, 2013, 02:31:41 AM
Arkhanul continued to read the scroll, actually becoming interested in what it said.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 25, 2013, 12:49:18 PM
Vena wandered into the forest in search of more food for later
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 25, 2013, 12:57:50 PM
Arkhanul threw the scroll back at Ivan after rolling it back up. "Interesting."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 25, 2013, 08:43:39 PM
Sure that no one is watching, she started looking for herbs. Truth be told, she always wanted to be a cleric
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 25, 2013, 08:46:45 PM
Arkhanul decided to snooze. He may not need sleep, but he just felt like it.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 01:47:56 AM
"Now you know the truth." Ivan said. "Anybody wanna spar?" he asked.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 02:04:51 AM
"No time," Ash said, "we're moving out now." Claire packed up her cooking supplies, Chris gathered up his books, and Ash put her pack on.

    Chris took Ash aside. "Claire tells me that you have a crush on me, but are far too shy to say something. Is she right?"

    Ash was surprised and embarrassed. "C-Claire said w-what!?!?!?"

   "Is it true?"

    "... Yes..."

    "Good. I feel the same way about you, Ash. I have not felt like this about someone before, and I'm glad you feel the same way."

     The two shared a passionate kiss.

   "L-LET'S MOVE OUT!!!!! NOTHING TO SEE!!!!! CLAIRE, STOP GIGGLING!!!!!! LET'S GO!!!!!!!"  Ash yelled at her group.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 02:09:13 AM
Ivan sighed. only 2 minutes to rest. He was already tired from the run, but didn't complain.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 02:15:15 AM
(Wasn't it vena, not Claire)

Sensing the auras of her party moving, Vena carried her supplied back to them

"Got some stuff. Food, herbs, and I filled my canteen with water"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 02:21:11 AM
Ivan woke Arkhanul up and told him they were walking again.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 02:27:28 AM
(Claire told him everything, he thought Vena was messing with him.)

  Claire looked at Ivan. "Do you want to be my travel partner? You look so lonely..." She put an arme around the illusionist's waist. "I feel lonely too..." She was purring at Ivan, smiling and lowering her arm to his lower back. "Let's go."
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 02:32:03 AM
Ivan felt a surge of warmth in his heart. He had never felt love for another person for his mother. No wonder he was so tense all the time. "Sure." Ivan said calmly and put his arm around the back of her neck and onto the shoulder farthest from him. He smiled. He hadn't smiled since he was 7.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 02:32:44 AM
(Dang, Claire gots da boys wondering who she likes)

Vena packed it in your bag, smirking at the love business. She put on a cap to shield her from the sun's rays and started traveling. "Comon guys! This way!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 02:35:36 AM
(What is this, Twilight?)

Holly floated into the air, stretched when she woke from her meditation, and descended to the ground. She grabbed her backpack and walked towards the group.
"Great! Where to?" She said with a smile.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 02:36:44 AM
"Whatever. I guess I'm coming. Never was a big fan of sunlight, or heat in general." Nyran said, shielding his eyes from the light with his hand.

Unbeknownst to the others, while they spoke through the night, Nyran had gathered a large sum of berries. He was casually eating them as he walked, really hoping they weren't poisonous.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 02:39:53 AM
(No way bro, this is still a better love story than twilight. Yes I will continue to bring that up)

Vena shed a little darkness over Nyran, dimming the light for him.
She looked over to Chris. "Hey, when will we make it to Symphonia? And add an hour because you guys are so slow!"
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 02:49:07 AM
Holly looked confused.
"Uhh, why aren't we teleporting there?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 02:50:44 AM
"I guess we could, but these guys can't. But sure, we can scout out the area before they arrive. Good idea!"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 02:53:29 AM
(Really, "Twilight"? Dude. Romance is necessary for a lot of people to enjoy a story. Also, I'm writing three-demensional characters, not "Twilight"'s Mary sues.)

"We should be at the foothills tonight. Because of the bridge being out, we will wait til tomorrow to strike. We will bed down early, and strike early tomorrow when the Shade are sleeping. We will leave no suvivors. Don't feel bad, they aren't actually human. They are summons from a dark world."


   Ash looked shocked. "So... Soon..? I can't wait!!!" The group moved through terrain that gradually got less grassy and more mountainous. The road rougher the more they traveled it.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 02:53:47 AM
Ivan stopped almost instantaneously. "I never thought of that. I almost forgot I have teleporting powers....illusions can do so many things. If you will hard enough an illusion can become a reality. Like that Symphonia's gate is now going to be right in front of us in a few minutes if I do this right."He answered Holly's question. Ivan got out a book and flipped to a page. He was just about to mutter something to trigger the illusion, but stopped. "Anybody object?"
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 02:56:00 AM
Vena and Holly already teleported to Symphonia's gates, and Vena climbed a tree just outside the walls
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 02:58:06 AM
Ivan asked Claire if she wanted to teleport.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 03:02:02 AM
"We shouldn't use magic like that," Claire said, "they will be able to sense us and slaughter us like cattle. I don't think we should risk it. They know we're coming, we shouldn't make it easier for them." Claire knew that after Cain was able to sense people's magic, that higher-up officials of the Shade would be able to sense magic as well.

  Claire looked at Ivan. "Do you think you should risk your life like that, sexy?"
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 03:03:03 AM
Ivan blushed. "No i guess not beautiful."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 03:04:28 AM
Claire was beaming. She never thought she would have someone like her in that way.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 03:04:42 AM
(@Scorp: lol I was just kidding about the Twilight thing.)

Holly never teleported with Vena.
She looked over to Claire. "My cloak makes it impossible for anyone to sense my aura. I could go look at their numbers if you'd like. I can become invisible by letting the darkness cover me. Undercover of night, if you will."
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 03:06:46 AM
"Darkness. So many people who accept darkness." Ivan shivered.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 03:07:04 AM
(Damn Claire! And sorry Legend.)

Not realizing the danger, and still at Symphonia, Vena felt amazed at the new place, and sad of the ruins

Instinct told her to leave, but she ignored it again
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:08:08 AM
Arkhanul reappeared next to the group. "Way to give me a heads-up guys," he said angrily with fire in his eyes.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 03:10:02 AM
(I awakened Arkhanul. )
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:11:54 AM
(I feel smart.) "Did you ever pick up your scroll?"
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 03:12:38 AM
Vena felt a warm light. "Hello, child. Why are you at this somber place? It is no place for a young girl. I warn you, there are evil forces about. Allow me to introduce myself, I'm Nero." The young man was no more than 25, but he seemed wise beyond his years.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:13:31 AM
Arkhanul looked around, finding a good place for a lookout.
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:13:57 AM
Nyran, I hate to interrupt, but I need to ask: What are you doing? Asked Ura, one of the four newly formed others within

Am I doing something wrong? Nyran asked, curious as to what, as he had been following this whole time. He felt things had been going well

What I mean is, that you're on a perilous quest with several not bad to attractive women, and you haven't done anything about it! One's being forced to hit on that Strider guy. Ura said, women maing up a lot of his thinking

Nyran tried to ignore Ura, and kept walking along.

That Arkhanul guy's getting on my nerves, we should show him just what a Climax I can get to! burst in Momo, the third of the four.

No, we should focus on any danger, guys Nyran thought, hoping to distract them
Ura, Momo, and Ryuuta are three. The fourth, we'll see

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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 03:15:37 AM
(Apparently we move without everyone being in the group. Probably not a good idea. lol)

Holly looked blankly at Ivan. "Darkness is not something I accept. It's something I try to manipulate. It gives me a chill to the bone each time I use it... Perhaps we can have a discussion on it sometime."
Holly looked around. "Wait, where is Vena?"
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:16:03 AM
Arkhanul looked at Nyran and beckoned for him to come over. There were some questions that Arkhanul wanted answered.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:17:29 AM
Nyran walked towards Arkhanul.

"Yes?" He asked quietly
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 03:17:43 AM
(But I'm on a tree. Guess Vena jumps down)
(To Soltur, vena isn't with you guys. She's at Symphonia)
Naive as always, but not stupid, Vena answered, "Well, what are you doing here?"
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 03:18:06 AM
(@Soltur: Vena and Nero are at the Symphonia ruins, Vena teleported ahead before she learned about the Shade's ability to sense magic. Nero found her there.)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:18:39 AM
Arkhanul looked at Nyran interestedly. "Where do you hail from?" he asked.
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:22:03 AM
"Um, would it be bad if I said I don't know? The last thing I remember is leving in an epic castle, where I made tools and weapons for peasants and knights. It even had a Throne of Awesome. Until Dragon Merlot destroyed it. Then I wandered in a desert, and then I came to Bludstorm, trying to gather metal. Why?"

He said, unsure of the answer to Arkhanul's question himself
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:24:20 AM
Arkhanul shook his head. "You just looked...familiar," he said. "You were once a smith?"
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:26:00 AM
"Yeah. It helped me to hone my skills manipulating Earth, and metal obviously. I'd say we're masters now." Nyran said confidentially, unaware of the slip of tongue he made.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:26:57 AM
That revelation did not surprise Arkhanul, though. "I thought as much," he said.
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:28:05 AM
"Thought what?" He asked, curious of anyone's reaction to his others.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:28:49 AM
"You are split into at least...three different forms, are you not?"
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 03:29:12 AM
Vena stared blankly at Nero.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:29:49 AM
Arkhanul was getting a pit at the bottom of his stomach. Something wasn't right...
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:31:33 AM
"Well, there's me, and from what I gather, the others call themselves Momo, Ura, and Ryutaa. Wait, is something wrong?," Nyran said, still just a little bit terrified of Arkhanul
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:32:30 AM
"Most interesting," he said. "I get these feelings that something will go wrong," he explained. "They're sometimes right."
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 03:35:49 AM
"Yes I picked up the scroll." another strange wind blew. "why is it that you always get the strange feelings first." Ivan asked.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:37:15 AM
Arkhanul shrugged. "I've been doing this for a long time," he said. "I've been a Fylmiri for ten thousand years."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 03:38:43 AM
Nero grabbed Vena's arm. "Girl, you must come with me. There are people who would do you harm, and I want you to stay in one piece. You see, I was part of the Shade, but I left when there was a... Disagreement between me and an assassin named Cain. I will be honest with you..." Nero gave a hungry-eyed smile. "I have been alive for thre hundred years. I stay alive by draining victims of their blood. Pleas, hold still. It's less painful for you this way."
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:41:00 AM
"Fylmiri?" Nyran asked, his curiosity at a height

Nyran! I feel my Climax is coming soon. Your stupid conversation better not interfere with it! Momo said rather angrily, knowing than Arkhanul's "danger" may be his chance
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 03:41:43 AM
Vena silently shrieked. She tried to contact Arkhanul

Ark, man, drain blood, HEEEELLPPP!!!
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 03:42:30 AM
The wind started to blow harder. An image of Vena flashed in his mind. "Vena's in danger!" Ivan proclaimed. "I do not wish to see anybody who signed up for this die so early"
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 03:43:41 AM
"Gather around! I can warp us there!" shouted Arkhanul. He knew it. Why did he not act upon it? He was berating himself for his sheer stupidity.
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 03:46:01 AM
Vena tried to pry herself away from this man without alerting anyone inside
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:46:46 AM
Sorry Nyran, but it's time for my friggen Climax! Momo said, excited to actually do something.

Nyran's eyes changed from green to red, and Momo now had full control over Nyran's body

"I......have arrived!" He declared, drawing the Medajalibur from his back, ready to finally do some fighting.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 03:49:30 AM
Ivan pulled Momo into an illusion. "I'll deal with him! Go save Vena!"
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 03:52:42 AM
"What!? No! I'm going to kick this guy's face into the ground! You save the girl!" Momo said, running, sword swinging wildly through the air. Momo is rather impulsive
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 04:03:30 AM
"STOP!" Ivan's voice rang all around Momo. "You want to fight, you fight me. In this illusion, away from the others." Ivan readied his Sword, wielding it back hand as normal.
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 04:05:41 AM
"Why!? I'm going to murder the bastard who took the girl! What's your problem!?" He yelled, thinking that this Strider may just be as bad as Ura made him out to be.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 04:06:52 AM
Holly was very confused as to what just happened to Nyran. Seeing that Ivan had it covered for now, she lifted into the air, looking for Vena's aura.
She was already in Symphonia! And there was something... odd around her.
Holly used her darkness to be stealthy, knowing that she could alert the Shade in Symphonia if she wasn't careful. She teleported to Vena, covering her powers with her cloak.
She saw a dark figure around Vena, but didn't know what it was...
Holly melted Vena into darkness, making her appear right next to Holly and helping her escape from the dark figure.
Holly was in a battle stance, looking at the dark figure that was still over there. "What's going on? Is that a shade? Did they detect you?"
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 04:09:00 AM
"Arkhanul didn't take the girl. He's going to save her. You distrust Arkhanul. You took over Nyran's body. Yes I know your secrect. Now shut up and fight."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxudaSY1bjo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxudaSY1bjo)
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 04:10:02 AM
Vena gasped, letting the blood flow back through her

"If he's not lying, he left the shade and has been stealing people's life force to live longer. Man that was scary!" Vena cried on Holly's shoulder
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 04:11:27 AM
"What!? I thought his name was Nero!? Your stupidity is giving me a headache!" He raged, just wanting his damn climax moment.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 04:14:02 AM
Ivan attacked Momo. "What did Ura say about me? What prejudices do I earn today." Ivan scowled. "How DARE you call me stupid."

(Nero was the one already in Symphonia and Arkhanul was with the group.)
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 04:16:37 AM
(Momo knows this, he wants Arkhanul to teleport us there so Momo can beat some fools. That's why he thinks you're an idiot ;)

"Oh!? Did I strike a nerve?" Momo smirked. If he couldn't fight Nero, he could at least do something. He made a Slash with Medajalibur at Ivan
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 04:17:00 AM
(Uhh, Lux? Are you understanding the situation? Nyran was going to go attack Nero. You're assuming he's going to attack Ark?)

Holly was still confused.
"Okay, so he left the Shade, but he's still evil and takes people's life forces? So it's still evil. And if it left the Shade, it wouldn't alert them of our presence. So I say we get out of here while we have the chance."
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 04:20:06 AM
(I must've read the post wrong. I did think Momo was going to attack Ark. Oh well He took over Nyran so i guess I get to fight him because of that.)
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 04:20:24 AM
(Lux was saying that Momo had something against Arkhanul)

Vena sniffled, and nodded. She tried to whisk back to the group, but she didn't have the energy and fell face first on the ground, sobbing again.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 04:23:48 AM
A book lay on the ground in place of Ivan. Nyran was gone too. A voice came from the book. "Don't you dare open this book. This is between me and Momo. If you are leaving just pick up the book. DON'T OPEN IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO JOIN THE FIGHT YOU DON'T BELONG IN!"
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 04:27:44 AM
Holly backed up, eyes still on the dark figure in the distance, and went over to Vena.
"Take my hand," she extended her arm to Vena, "I'll teleport us back."
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 04:27:57 AM
(You do know I can't be separated from my others, right? Momo, Ryuuta, and Ura are all here to stay)

Momo noticed Ivan yelling at a random inanimate object, and halted his attack. "So, are you going to let me tae out the bad guy, or are we going to waste our time here?" Momo said casually, resting his sword on his shoulder
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 04:29:10 AM
"Aww come on! I never get a good fight. Okay you win, but I want to know what Ura said about me."
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 04:31:15 AM
Vena grabbed Holly's hand. She couldn't speak, so she mouthed the words,Thank you
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 04:33:04 AM
"It seems allis going as planned..." Nero smiled as Holly took Vena from his light. His bright warm light had turned cold and dim. "They will lead me to their group, and I will feast enough to become immortal!" Luckily, Holly was unable to be traced because of her cloak. "I will wait at the gait of this village with my force of Shades who've defected to my army."
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Post by: Nyran on February 26, 2013, 04:33:28 AM
"Like I pay attention to specifics. Especially from him. Knowing him, it was probably something boring and anticlimactic like about how you weren't worthy to flirt with a woman of that high a calibur or something." He muttered, looking at Arkhanul, wondering if they had been teleported yet.
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 04:40:34 AM
(Nyran, Ivan teleported you and him into his illusion book)
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 04:43:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pvSD6wUXAIc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pvSD6wUXAIc)
(This fits the mood)
Holly teleported back to the group, but during the teleportation, something seemed to stop...
She thought she lost grip of Vena, and Holly was lost in darkness. For a moment time seemed to stop, and there was nothing. Then she heard a blood curling scream, and saw a dark pair of blood red eyes - eyes she knew all too well from her dreams.
Holly and Vena dropped out of teleportation, which only took a few seconds for Vena, but to Holly, it seemed much longer. They appeared in front of the others, Vena came out standing up, as someone would come out of teleportation normally, but Holly landed hard on the ground in fetal position, and she started to sob from the darkness.
She whispered to herself. "No... The eyes... No more. No more darkness..."
She didn't realize she was out of teleportation because she was crying.

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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 04:47:43 AM
Between Vena's sobs of the near-death experience and Holly's sobs of the eyes and darkness, you can't hear a thing
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 04:51:11 AM
Ivan released them from the book. He picked up the book and saw Holly. "Darkness is a horrible power." Ivan said sympathetically.
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 04:55:05 AM
Almost losing her mind, she shot up.

"He's going to find us, I know it! I'm not regretting my instincts any longer. He's gonna come and slowly devour our blood!"

Vena cried on Ivan's shoulder. She wouldn't let go
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 04:58:16 AM
"I won't let any of you get harmed. Not while I'm alive." ivan said.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 04:58:53 AM
"The Darkness is not evil. If you are struggling with yourself, you need to realize that you will always lose a fight against yourself, Chris said picking Holly up gently while Claire hugged Vena.
    "Trust me, the evil in your heart can be tamed, but at a price. If you invite both Light and Dark into your body, you may be able to find ballance. You may be able to invite Aether into your soul."
Chris held Holly up, not letting her fall into the all-consuming evil of despair.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 26, 2013, 05:02:24 AM
"Darkness can be controlled, though too much will blacken your heart. It may not be evil, but it can make you evil." Ivan added.
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 05:03:13 AM
Although she wanted to, she couldn't stand up on her own. She would be useless unless she hears of Nero
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 05:06:38 AM
Claire grabbed Vena. "If he could have followed you, he would have. He's probably waiting for us at Symphonia. He probably has soldiers too." Claire hugged Vena again.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 05:09:37 AM
Holly gasped for air, realizing she was out of teleportation. She was leaning on Chris, trying to regain her composure. She forced herself to stop crying in front of the others. She whipped the tears from her eyes, and stood up strong.
She cleared her throat, still holding back her tears of fear.
Holly looked down in embarrassment. "... You guys weren't supposed to see that." She sniffled.
"I haven't told you guys yet, but I struggle with some kind of darkness inside me. That's why I'm always meditating." She cleared her throat again, and looked up. She was cold as stone now.
"Don't worry. It won't be a liability."
She changed the topic back to Nero, and walked over to Vena, rubbing her back.
"He couldn't have followed us with my cloak. We're safe here."
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 05:12:45 AM
Vena wiped back the tears, then hugged Claire back.
She looked at Chris. "So...*sniffle*...what are we doing now?"
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 05:14:19 AM
Ash pulled out her sword. "We'll deal with him my way. Nobody tries to drink my friends blood. NOBODY!!!" She was being strong for Vena, a trick she had used for years with Claire.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 05:15:13 AM
Holly walked stiffly away from the others into a field, sat down, and began to meditate some more, still holding back her tears with everything she had.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 05:18:45 AM
Claire sat next to Holly on the hard, rocky ground. "I think it's very brave of you to keep the internal fight going. A lot of people give up, but you have shown how strong you are."
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 05:26:03 AM
Holly cleared her throat again, still getting choked up. Her eyes were still shut.
"Thanks..." She opened her eyes, and looked at Claire.
"It's... a long story. I know darkness isn't supposed to be evil, but I swear, something inside me is trying to use it for evil... And it scares me." She started getting choked up again, pausing before she continued.
"I can seldom control it. It's like someone else is trying to take control, and it's almost won many times... That's why I try to use light as much as I can."
She shut her eyes and looked down. A lone tear escaped her eye, but her face was still emotionless.
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 05:28:14 AM
Vena smiled at Ash. "Thanks guys..."
She tried to stand up, but wobbled and fell. She tried again and stood up carefully. "I wanna help..."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 05:31:57 AM
"I wish I could help you, Holly. I wish I could help my friends a lot more than I do. Oh well, I guess I cannot change myself, but you are strong enough to defeat whatever darkness is inside of you. I know you are." Claire gave Holly a bright smile, her mother Isolde's old trick to get her daughters to feel better.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 05:35:15 AM
Holly looked up to Claire, who was giving her a bright smile. Holly gave a weak smile back.
She chuckled. "I've only met you guys a few days ago, but..." she thought for a moment, "I feel as if I can trust you all."
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 05:40:57 AM
"HEY!!!!!!" Ash was shouting for everyone's attention. "I found a small cave that Claire and I used to play in. It leads into Symphonia, and it will take us lesst time to get there. Plus, they won't expect it, so that's good. We are bedding down in this valley by the river tonight. We are going to set up camp now!!!" She stamped her foot down to emphasize the point, and set up her tent.
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 05:41:38 AM
Vena collapsed once more. She wasn't sick, but just traumatized from being 5 seconds away from death. "Uugh, I'm gonna take a nap." She passed out
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 01:36:16 PM
Arkhanul glared at Momo and Ivan. "Don't EVER do that again, AM I CLEAR?!" roared Arkhanul angrily.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 06:05:20 PM
(They are already at the Symphonia foothills with a tunnel that leads them into the ruins. They are bedding down so they can get into the ruins at first light.)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 08:53:10 PM
(Fixed it.)
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 08:59:26 PM
Ivan released them from the book. He picked up the book and saw Holly. "Darkness is a horrible power." Ivan said sympathetically.

(Soltur, that already happened.)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 09:00:53 PM
(Wow. I've been real far behind lately...fixed that too)
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 09:20:35 PM
(We don't judge here.)


Claire put up her tent. She always liked to be warm when she slept, it made her feel nice. Chris laid out a mat. He  wanted to sleep outoors because he hadn't seen the stars in years.

Ash looked at a large piece of lamb that Claire was cutting. "When's dinner?" She was hungry, and she was getting impatient.

    "In a minute, sis. It wouldn't hurt for you to remember you manners from time to time." Claire said while smirking at her sister. "I only give polite people the largest portions."

    Ash was shocked. "I mean... Uh... Please..?"

 "Better." Claire smirked again.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 09:24:48 PM
(Are you sure? I think judgement has already been passed.)

Arkhanul wandered off to the nearest tree and sat under it, beginning to meditate.
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Post by: Aether on February 26, 2013, 09:28:43 PM
Vena, unconcious, dreamt of seeing her cousin Strato to protect her


(Haha! Combeenashun) :80:
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 09:34:09 PM
Arkhanul meditated upon the happenings elsewhere. He saw something that frightened him: Soltur kneeling before the presence of his dark half and a brave man protecting him. Soltur was one of if not the best fighter in all reality!
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Post by: Scorpio on February 26, 2013, 10:35:29 PM
Caire served roasted lamb with mint, carrots, and potatoes for dinner.

   "Thanks, sis!!!" Ash said with her mouth full.
   "Thank you for the food," Chris said while cutting all his food into small pieces before he ate.

    Claire had set a table for her group. She took great pride in her food, and would only let it be served in a certain way.

   "I hope you all enjoy." Claire was smiling at her new friends.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 10:37:30 PM
Arkhanul looked at the group from his tree. He wondered if he was part of their group. The only group he was a part of was the Fylmiri...
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on February 26, 2013, 11:45:41 PM
Holly broke her meditation because of the delicious smell.
She got up from her meditation pose and strode over to the food.
"Mmm... Don't mind if I do!" She smiled at Claire.
"Thanks!" She took some lamb, carrots, and potatoes, and began to dig in.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 26, 2013, 11:49:51 PM
Arkhanul shrugged and just kept watch. One could never be too safe.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:09:23 AM
Arkhanul looked upon the room and saw that somtheing was missing...

He warped to where Vena was and used Ply on her. "Wake up," he said.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 27, 2013, 02:11:05 AM
(Umm where am I? I totally got lost.)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:12:13 AM
(I'm assuming you're with the rest of the group.)
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 27, 2013, 02:16:35 AM
Ivan skimmed through his book totally ignoring Arkhanul. He erased the memory of the battle from the book and added another blank page.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:17:49 AM
Arkhanul looked intently at Vena, muttering under his breath the incantation to the ultimate healing spell. Just to air on the side of caution.
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 02:17:57 AM
(The group is planning on taking a secret entrance into Symphonia, in order to sneak inside and start the assault there.

Vena woke up, still a little drowsy. "Thanks" was all she said. Strange if you know her, she would at least include your name. Vena wondered how Strato was doing, if he has been as successful as she.

Vena was completely rejuvanized, ready to fight back at the enemy. Vena wasn't hungry, so she unsheathed the sword from her back and slashed at a tree. Might as well not make this a burden. Her glove won't be much help if the enemy gets to her.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:19:21 AM
"What are you doing?" he asked curiously.
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 02:23:23 AM
"Whacking at this tree. How about you?"
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:25:37 AM
Arkhanul shrugged. "I'm just making sure you're alright," he said. "I'll be heading back now. Join me or don't. I don't really care either way." He turned and began to walk back to camp. He doubted that anybody noticed his absence...and he preferred it that way. To see but not be seen. To hear but not be heard. To notice but not be noticed...
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 02:28:09 AM
Vena sighed. Trees can't fight back. She needs better practice.

"Hey Ivan! You wanted a sparring partner right? Help me practice using this thing!"
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:30:49 AM
Since she called Ivan, Arkhanul continued to walk away, back to the camp.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 27, 2013, 02:32:37 AM
Claire stood up. I'll stand bye as a medic. You know, just in case. Claire had always wanted to be a healer, but she had never had formal training. She did have limited knowledge of what to do with an old staff she found when she was young.
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 02:33:10 AM
(That's like, exactly what Vena wants :P)

"Um, Ark? If you want, I could spar with you instead... no need to walk away..."
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 27, 2013, 02:33:23 AM
"Sure, but don't expect me to go easy on you." Ivan said as he opened his book to pull them into it.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:34:53 AM
Arkhanul looked over and saw Ivan pull himself and Vena into an illusion. Bored, he walked over to his tree and sat down under it...again.
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 02:35:52 AM
Vena winked. "I'll try my best!"

She came running with her longsword in hand, slashing at Ivan
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 27, 2013, 02:38:23 AM
The book reopened and spoke to Arkhanul. "It never hurts to have another opponent, come on!" and the book started to inhale Arkhanul.

Ivan side-stepped and slashed at Vena. "Wielding back-hand can make you faster, but it requires more stamina. If you are not one for stamina keep on wielding it normally, otherwise, try back handing it."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:40:29 AM
"I have my own training regiment," said the tall man very gruffly. Arkhanul began to meditate. This time, he was training himself using mental battles, doing battle with himself. He had been training like this for many ages.
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 02:41:52 AM
Vena held it normally. She didn't have much physical strength.

But she was agile. Moving to and fro was a specialty, and she tumbled out of the way. Using her dark powers, she tried to blind Ivan

She looked at Soltur. The book spoke in her voice, "Comon, it'll be better training if you fight someone with new strategies."
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:43:36 AM
Hearing this voice in his mind angered Arkhanul. As a result, his duplicate slashed him quickly across the belly, chest, and legs. "I have been training like this for a very long time. This works for me." he said with anger seething.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 27, 2013, 02:49:55 AM
(duplicate? I never did a duplicate of you. and the books voice wasn't in your mind.)

Ivan sight went black. "Hmm. darkness. Always darkness. Well then take...THIS!"

Ivan made the room extremely bright. Ivan's sight cleared.
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 02:53:04 AM
(The duplicate in Solturs mind training)
As a caster of light as well, Vena could see fine
She bent the light into a hardened shield, looking like amber
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:53:20 AM
(Arkhanul's mental training pulls his consciousness into his mind and duplicates himself, pitting the true Arkhanul against the duplicate.)
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 02:57:43 AM
(I said that)

Taking the offensive, she threw the amber-light shield like a disc at Lux
Then warped next to him and struck
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 02:59:58 AM
Arkhanul looked at his duplicate. He was already weakened. He hoped this time it wouldn't transfer over to his physical body. The two lunged at each other and slashed and hacked and stabbed at each other with lightning-fast speed.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 27, 2013, 03:02:23 AM
Ivan twirled around and disappeared. When he reappeared the were more of him. They all started attacking Vena except for two.  The two floated around casting Fire and blizzard.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 03:04:15 AM
Arkhanul struggled fiercely with his duplicate, neither of them yielding and both of them had suffered unimaginably painful wounds.
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 03:10:45 AM
Vena dodged the heat if the flames, but the blizzard struck her. She tried attacking Ivan once more

(Gtg for the night bye)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 03:12:58 AM
Gasping for breath, both Arkhanuls continued to barrage each other's defenses.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 27, 2013, 03:13:37 AM
An Ivan disappeared and the others kept attacking her.

(awww)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 03:15:21 AM
Arkhanul fell to his knees. I can't lose! he thought.
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Post by: Scorpio on February 27, 2013, 05:30:55 AM
Chris and Ash went aside. Earlier today, Claire spoke to me. She told me about your feelings toward me AND that you always wanted to use Fire magicks. I will help you learn how to raze everything in your path or snuff out a flame with a thought. Here." Chris tossed the red haired mercenary a large, old, red book encrusted with gold and rubies. "This is a copy of the first book about fire magicks. It holds knowledge no other book has because it's from the First Civilization. Use it well, study it thoroughly, and you will be great."
"Wow, Ash said in amazement, "I'm so very grateful to you for a gist of such importance... I think I know a way to repay you. Here, this belonged to my mother. It's a knife of no equal. It's forged in Darkness and made of obsidian, so it cannot break or lose an edge. Plus it's imbued with Dark magical powers, so Claire and I could never use it, and I want it to be used... So..."
 Ash kissed him on the lips. Chris retaliated by dropping her breastplate off. Ash grinned.
  All of a sudden, Chris brought the knife to her chest. "Never lower your guard, you will die if you do." Ash got angry at her new boyfriend. "THAT WASN'T FAIR!!!!! I THOUGHT WE WERE HAVING A ROMANTIC MOMENT AND WE WERE ABOUT TO GIVE OURSELVES TO EACH OTHER!!!!!
  Chris smiled. "You cannot believe everyth-" Ash punched him in the gut. "Don't let your guard down." She smirked.
"Well played," Chris said, standing straight again. "How about we discuss this in your tent?"
   "Gladly..." The two walked off together to Ash's tent, each holding the other's hand.
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Post by: Aether on February 27, 2013, 12:49:03 PM
Vena spun her sword around, so she could damage all the Ivans
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 27, 2013, 01:35:39 PM
Arkhanul stood beck up and slashed at his duplicate, defeating it. His consciousncess returned to his body and, as it turns out, all the damage he took in his mind could be seen on his body.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 28, 2013, 02:04:25 AM
the Ivans frontally attacking Vena disappeared. The other two still kept casting fire and blizzard.
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 02:07:09 AM
Vena panted. This was taking a lot of energy out of her. Perhaps she isn't fit for this thing.

But she won't give up a fight she started. Vena created a prismatic ball of light, hovering beside her. She used her sword's flat end to swing at the ball, knocking it toward the Ivans.

When it neared close enough to them, she put her hand into a fist, exploding the ball of light.
Title: Re: Odyssey of Light: Chapter 1: The Mercenaries
Post by: Ivan Strider on February 28, 2013, 02:25:14 AM
The illusion Ivan exploded and the real Ivan absorbed the light. "Nice, but what if someone were to volley and was extremely skilled." Ivan said creating a ball of energy and throwing it at Vena.
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 02:27:09 AM
Vena struck it high into the sky. Thus baseball was born

She attempted to use her own mastery of light to explode Ivan's ball.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 02:30:27 AM
He decided to let himself fall into the illusion to watch the fight, so Arkhanul let himself fall.
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 02:33:10 AM
He decided to let himself fall into the illusion to watch the fight, so Arkhanul let himself fall.
(You said the same thing twice)

Vena swung her sword at Ivan, the sword spinning like a frisbee as it flies
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 02:38:29 AM
(You said the same thing twice)

(My bad)

Arkhanul watched the fight while tending to his wounds. He was fairly impressed with what he saw from both fighters, but it didn't show on his face.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 28, 2013, 02:57:02 AM
Ivan caught the blade and held the energy ball still in form. "You have an empty bottle in hand? cause it might work here." Ivan hit the orb at Vena once again.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 03:00:02 AM
Arkhanul cast Pure Ply on himself, fully healing himself and stood up.
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 03:02:02 AM
Vena tucked and rolled away from the ball
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 03:06:04 AM
Arkhanul decided to walk onto the battlefield and drew his trusty Zulrei.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on February 28, 2013, 03:07:08 AM
"I'm trying to get you to volley! You don't have an empty bottle? Volleying is useful if you want to hurt the enemy with their own magic!" Ivan explained as he threw Vena's sword at her. "Try again." Ivan threw an orb of energy at Vena.
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 03:09:18 AM
Vena caught the sword. "Thanks, and no. I didn't have a bottle."

She swung with her sword again, and commanded the light to move faster. It is light, after all.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 03:14:02 AM
Arkhanul waited for anybody to notice that he was on the battlefield with his weapon drawn.
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 03:17:11 AM
"I was practicing this 'volley' thing, but I can make room for you, I think. This takes a lot out of me."
Vena drew the ball back to her and hit it with her remaining power at Arkhanul
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 03:18:12 AM
Arkhanul scoffed. "I hope you're not banking on me hitting this ball back to you," he said.
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 03:26:00 AM
Vena scoffed back, joke-mocking him. "Oh please."

In Arkhanul's ignorance, the ball makes it close enough to him. Vena detonates the light
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 03:33:03 AM
But Arkhanul was not harmed in the explosion. He conjured a shield of water vapor to protect him. "Always keep your guard up," he said. "So nobody can go and pull this sort of stunt on you."
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 03:36:14 AM
Well, time to attack Ark firsthand.
She jumps and crashes down her sword (make this hit. I'm gonna make something interesting happen)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 03:40:38 AM
Arkhanul decided to allow Vena to hit him. It was time for his most ruthless strategy...
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 03:46:49 AM
When Vena struck, the jewel on it shone. What was going on? She looked at Ark. He looked a little paralyzed. Not physically, but mentally. This blade, has great power.

(Soltur, Vena's blade handed to her by her father was encrested with a jewel her father found in a voyage. Vena had thought it was decoration, she was wrong. When the sword strikes hard enough, it's victim can be silenced until after one of his posts. Sorry if this seems OP...)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 03:48:35 AM
(What do you mean by "silenced?")
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 03:53:16 AM
(No spells. But you can still attack)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 03:54:46 AM
Arkhanul glared at Vena. He may not be able to use spells, but he rarely relied upon them. He waited again for another attack.
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 03:58:15 AM
Vena attempted to blind Ark with Darkness

(G'night)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 04:05:34 AM
Arkhanul was momentarily blinded. But he quickly regained his vision.
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Post by: Nyran on February 28, 2013, 04:14:45 AM
Nyran's eyes returned to their natural green. Momo, realizing he had missed his Climax, retreated, rather upset about it.

"It's all the fault of that Strider punk. Once it's my turn again, I'll beat HIM to the ground," Momo said to Ura and Ryuuta.

"Momo, Momo, Momo, you clearly were too unprepared to do anything. Can't go blaming others," Ura replied, laughing silently to himself.

So, who's turn is it next? Momo just went, so....can I go? Ryuuta asked like a child, eager to have fun. Sitting around doing nothing isn't fun.

"Ryuuta, you're much too young to go next. So, clearly, it's my turn next," Ura said smugly, as he had been eying pretty much all of the female protagonists the whole time.

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Post by: Scorpio on February 28, 2013, 04:39:06 AM
While Vena and Arkhanul were fighting, Claire was tendeing to Ivan. "I know you weren't all that hurt, but I'm practicing to be a great healer! I hope to be the greatest healer of all time, and I'll never get there if I don't practice." She held up her staff, clumsily muttered a few words in an old tongue, and started to heal Ivan.
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Post by: Nyran on February 28, 2013, 04:43:08 AM
"Look at her, flirting with that guy. I bet you anything that he wouldn't know what to do if a girlfriend walked right up to him and said 'I like you, want to go out' it sickens me," Ura said to no one, upset that he was stuck doing nothing.

"Ura, what's flirting?" Ryuuta asked, completely oblivious.

"A beautiful, beautiful thing, Ryuuta. Trust me," He replied, wistfully thinking.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on February 28, 2013, 04:45:52 AM
Arkhanul felt the effects of his previous battle already taking a toll on him...but he cannot let it show!
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 05:04:23 AM
(Ivan, Vena, and Arkhanul are in Ivan's book.)

Vena stepped forward and swung her blade
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Post by: Nyran on February 28, 2013, 05:05:37 AM
(Son of a Bohrok! I hate that book. Why can't you fight like normal people?)
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Post by: Aether on February 28, 2013, 05:07:07 AM
(Guessing so we ca go all out without dishing any real pain)
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Post by: Scorpio on February 28, 2013, 05:22:17 AM
A man stands in a dark room. He can see what is going on with our heroes. He can see through a mirror. He is a high ranking general of the Shade.

    The silhouette of a young, strong man of about 29 watched them. He carried a large lance that he named Validus. The lance is black as night, with gold ornamentation throughout the shaft. Its blade is sharp, knowing all too well the taste of blood.

   He gave no commentary, butprepared to move out.

    "That traitor, Nero must die. However, I wonder if that group will dispatch of him. They seem strong." He saw what Nero tried to do to Vena. "I'm moving out. That girl cannot be older than 20, I will not let this stand!"

   In a flash of lightning, he was gone. He was looking for Nero.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 01, 2013, 03:19:33 AM
Holly was still meditating. She opened her eyes, aware of the ensuing battle between Ivan, Vena, and Arkhanul.
She called out to Claire.
"Hey Claire, uhh, when is your sister and boy wonder going to be done discussing stuff? Shouldn't we, you know, move out or something?"
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Post by: Scorpio on March 01, 2013, 04:32:49 AM
Ash and Chris stepped out of the redhead's tent, and Ash spoke to her group. "LISTEN UP!!! WE'RE MOVING OUT ONCE YOUR STUFF IS PACKED UP AND HIDDEN IN THAT CAVE!!! WE WILL MAKE OUR WAY UP THE NARROW TUNNEL BEHIND ME IN A SINGLE FILE LINE ON OUR HANDS AND KNEES!!! FROM THERE, WE WILL HIDE IN THE RUINS UNTIL FIRST LIGHT!!! THEN WE WILL ATTACK THE ARMY WHEN THE SUN RISES AND BLINDS THEM!!!! ARE YOU GUYS READY??? LET'S GO!!! Ash, Claire, and Chris took down their stuff, and hid it in a cave with a strange marking that was hidden by a thick bush.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 01, 2013, 04:35:46 AM
Arkhanul left the illusion and limped toward his few items. That mental battle was more taxing than any other he had ever done! He almost died!
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Post by: Scorpio on March 01, 2013, 04:38:22 AM
Claire rushed over and healed Arkhanul. "I don't want my friends to be in pain." She gave him a smile, even though she knew she would never get one in return.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 01, 2013, 04:40:32 AM
Arkhanul put a hand on Claire's shoulder. "I can get you a healing teacher once this is over...maybe even before," he said. This was his way of thanking Claire. He was too weak to cast Ply...and Claire healed him.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 01, 2013, 04:42:59 AM
"Really??? THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!" For the first time ever, Claire's dream was within reach.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 01, 2013, 04:44:24 AM
Arkhanul nodded. "A former student of mine is a master healer," he said. "The only thing he cannot heal is death."
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Post by: Scorpio on March 01, 2013, 04:49:38 AM
"Cool! I would never want to try to heal death, Necromancy is dark an kinda scary." Claire was afraid of evil magic, as she had seen it when Symphonia was destroyed.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 01, 2013, 04:55:00 AM
Arkhanul nodded. "You could learn a lot from Creteoren," he said.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 01, 2013, 07:32:37 AM
Holly levitated into the air and stood up. She gently returned to the ground.
Holly looked to her left, picked up her back pack and put it on.
"Ready!" she yelled over to Ash.
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Post by: Aether on March 01, 2013, 12:20:15 PM
Vena heard Ash, loud as she was, and left the illusion. She was a little tired from fighting, but she managed to get to the cave and drop her stuff.
"Perhaps I shouldn't have worked so hard right after my unconciousness..."
She used light magic to heal her wounds, but the tiredness will just have to be healed by time
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 01, 2013, 01:33:26 PM
Arkhanul walked away from Claire and anounced that he was ready.
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Post by: Aether on March 02, 2013, 04:46:42 PM
She picked up the book Ivan was in. She called inside, "Come on! We're going!"
For now, she'll carry the book with her. She nodded to Chris. "Lead the way."
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Post by: Scorpio on March 02, 2013, 06:58:48 PM
Now all of the group is in place in the ruins. Each hiding behind the remnants of the girls' home, waiting for the sun to rise. When the sun rises, the battle begins.


   "I wonder why they've not gotten here yet..." Nero was growing more impatient by the second. "I need to feed myself that girl's blood. I want to see her squirm before I drain her dry."

 Unbeknownst to Nero, the group was already there, and they were ready to strike.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 02, 2013, 06:59:48 PM
Arkhanul did not like the looks of Nero. What kind of a being would do something like that? Vampires were unheard of back where Arkhanul comes from.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on March 02, 2013, 08:07:22 PM
(I guess somebody picked up my book)

Inside Ivan's Book:

"Why have you kept me here?" Ivan asked.

"Because you must be told something." said a hooded figure in a green trench coat.

"Go on." Ivan replied.

"You have been claimed by darkness once. But you got lucky and found that cave. If you get claimed by darkness two more times your sigil may change. We will have lost hope in you and we will get rid of your sigil, but perhaps if i can send a message to another, we may search for a different person and allow you to keep your new sigil, if the message is sent in time. I will do this as soon as you are claimed a second time." said the hooded figure.

"You won't be expecting me to be claimed by the darkness anytime soon." Ivan growled and walked out of his illusion making anybody who was holding the book drop it.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 03, 2013, 03:43:55 AM
(Soltur, I don't think we see him until dawn, like Scorpio says.)
Holly sat down in the cave and began to meditate even more, preparing for the assault that had yet to come.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 05:02:36 AM
(Forgive my abundant idiocy lately.)

Arkhanul closed his eyes. He had to get himself ready.
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Post by: Nyran on March 03, 2013, 05:16:28 AM
Nyran had just arrived, really wishing he weren't distracted at the most inopportune moments. He waited silently, unsure of the objective.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 05:18:29 AM
Arkhanul beckoned for Nyran to come over.
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Post by: Nyran on March 03, 2013, 05:22:59 AM
Nyran Very Carefully went to Arkhanul.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 05:24:37 AM
"Where the blue blazes have you been?" quietly demanded Arkhanul. "Once the sun comes up, we will do battle with the one called Nero."
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Post by: Nyran on March 03, 2013, 05:27:14 AM
"I've been...arguing. Won't happen again. I suppose now we wait..." Nyran responded quietly and without force. His hand already moved to Medajalibur.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 05:28:40 AM
Arkhanul recalled Nyran's multiple personalities. "You changed personas earlier when fighting Ivan, didn't you?"
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Post by: Nyran on March 03, 2013, 05:31:15 AM
"Yeah. The Climax-Obsessed one. I just hope they're preoccupied long enough to not interfere. I'd like to get a chance to fight myself." Nyran replied, feeling quite less fearful of Arkhanul than before, and feeling this was a person he could trust.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 05:32:33 AM
"I once had a student with the same 'affliction' as you," said Arkhanul. "It can be quite a burden, can't it?"
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Post by: Scorpio on March 03, 2013, 05:33:08 AM
The sun was rising! It was time to strike! As the group ran down the hillside ruins, an army of Shade warriors was waiting. The fight was on.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 05:36:55 AM
Arkhanul became angry very quickly. He hacked and slashed warriors left and right with his beloved Zulrei.
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Post by: Nyran on March 03, 2013, 05:41:17 AM
"Well, I suppose now's as good a time as any." Nyran said, drawing the Medijalibur, and running toward the hoard before him. If ever were a way to describe how Nyran felt about this massive assault, it'd be as though the energy of a Supernova were flowing through the blade he held
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 05:43:59 AM
Arkhanul's blade could hardly be seen it was traveling so quickly.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on March 03, 2013, 05:50:36 AM
(who was holding the book? Someone had to have taken it with them.)
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 05:53:11 AM
(Vena was.)
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Post by: Ivan Strider on March 03, 2013, 06:06:23 AM
Ivan was on the ground. "Confound this darkness I can't see. Where's my book!" Ivan scowled.
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Post by: Nyran on March 03, 2013, 06:08:04 AM
(It's daytime.)
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Post by: Aether on March 03, 2013, 06:13:08 AM
Vena opens the book and drops it down.
The sword just didn't work for her, she didnt want it, so she placed it on the floor. She has already told the group of its special binding attack.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 06:14:28 AM
Arkhanul was not tiring as he hacked and slashed at any soldier he saw.
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Post by: Nyran on March 03, 2013, 08:46:49 PM
Disks of rock were torn from the ground, and sent flying at Shades. Nyran had completely forgot he had magical powers.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 03, 2013, 09:02:46 PM
Ash slashed her way through enemy after enemy. Chris was using his new knife as if he'd been born with it. Claire was shooting arrows at the Shade. The army was dwindling.

   "How did this happen? Where did they come from?" Nero was surprised, but still not phased.

  "Vena! Look out!" Ash blocked a bolt of light from Nero with her sword.
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Post by: Aether on March 03, 2013, 09:54:24 PM
(Edited my last post. I am not a wind seer here :P )

Vena shot some magic bolts at Nero and rolled behind a rock
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 03, 2013, 10:16:21 PM
Arkhanul strode toward Nero with his sword drawn. He'd already had enough of this man.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 04, 2013, 03:35:14 AM
Nero dodged Akhanul's blade with ease. He rushed toward Ash, but Claire knocked him back. His army was dying off, but he kept going, wanting blood.

   "Be a good, little girl and hold still!" Nero lept at Vena, but a raven landed next to her. "His weak spot is his heart. He's foolishly exposed it. Strike now, girl" The bird spoke true, Nero had left himself open to attack.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 04, 2013, 03:37:26 AM
(I didn't attack yet.)
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Post by: Scorpio on March 04, 2013, 05:09:46 AM
(He jumped over Arkhanul's blade when he was rushing toward Vena. And wait, the battle's not over.)
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Post by: Aether on March 04, 2013, 01:01:28 PM
Vena took the shadow of the rock and shaped it into solid spikes.
With one command the spikes launched at Nero's heart
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 04, 2013, 01:55:56 PM
Arkhanul stood by Vena, ready to defend her. I am NOT losing another teammate by a madmn, he thought bitterly, his mind focusing on his deceased friend and student Ranir. (That only showed up for char. development.)
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Post by: Nyran on March 05, 2013, 01:33:29 AM
Nyran continued to hack through soldiers, deciding the others could handle Nero, but may need someone to keep the mooks busy
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Post by: Ivan Strider on March 05, 2013, 01:47:10 AM
Ivan decided to help Nyran. "Nero is the bigger threat, but we don't know if these soldiers won't still have order with Nero gone. Lets make them pay!" Ivan growled and intook a group of soldiers into his book. He shot them into the air as a beam of light erupted from the open book as Ivan held it above his head. Ivan reverted to using a sword and disapparated his book.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 03:32:20 AM
Nero was impaled throught the heart, but he started to shake. His back split open and a shadow spilled out, engulfing the soldiers of the Shade. Nero was reborn as a being of darkness, able to move through the shadows and strike when he pleased. He was now 6' 7", and he had grown wings, and he could now use both Light and Dark, so Light could not hurt him as much.

  "You've forced me into my True Self, girl, I will not forgive you for that." He lunged at Vena.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on March 05, 2013, 04:48:51 AM
Ivan stopped focusing on the soldiers and guarded Nero's attack suddenly as he dashed in front of Vena. "I will not have any one die while I can do something about it!" Ivan grunted. "You foul beast. You use darkness for evil, this is why I hate the darkness. Until I see more than 10 people use darkness for a better reason only then will I rethink about not using darkness." Ivan changed his book to a dagger and stabbed Nero in the stomache as his blade still guarded the attack from him and Vena.

"Lucky I got here in time." Ivan told Vena.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 06:02:11 AM
Nero smirked. "Do you think you can kill me with a knife? I'm invincible in this form!!!! I will feast on your bones!!!!"

"Not so," the little raven said to Vena. "He hates what's beautiful, young lady. Use music, it will weaken him if played on a harp. Ask Ivan Strider to get you a harp from his book. I'm sure he has one, Vena. You can win." The bird flew to Vena's shoulder. "I'm Caellach, by the way. Well I speak for him... My real name is Thade."

 "What is that bird chirping about?" Nero tried to kill Thade, but Chris and Ash both intervened. Nero was getting stronger by the minute.
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Post by: Aether on March 05, 2013, 12:48:45 PM
Vena nodded at the bird and turned to Ivan, "Give me a harp from that book!"
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 05, 2013, 01:19:23 PM
Arkhanul conjured soe water that solidifie into a harp of ice. "Use this," he said.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 07:05:08 PM
Holly was killing some shade soldiers with her light.
She looked at the dark Nero, and began to shake.
"Too much darkness..." she whispered to herself.
She looked over to Arkhanul and Vena, and saw they were going to use the harp.
Holly looked back to her enemy, and her eyes narrowed. She couldn't keep running from the darkness, she had to stay strong. The least she could do for them was distract it.
Holly dematerialized in light and reappeared in front of Nero, and let out an explosion of light that went flying in every direction, engulfing her and Nero both.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 07:10:36 PM
"What's the matter, child? Is seeing a man with the power of Light and Dark bothering you? I chose the Dark path, now look at me, I'm a god! I'm unable to be killed!" Nero laughed at Holly. "Girl, I'm going to enjoy feasting on your blood."

  Nero swung a rapier at Holl, trying to impale her, trying to kill her.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 07:18:06 PM
Holly raised her arms to block the slice and braced, erecting multiple barriers of light to protect her. The blade slashed through all of the barriers, still coming at her.
Help! She thought to herself. She felt something pierce her body - but it wasn't the blade. A ray of darkness rose in front of her and blocked the rapier with ease. She began to shiver for a moment, but it quickly ended. "No..." She said quietly.
Holly's aura exploded into darkness.
She looked up. Her eyes were now a blood red, and she had a blood-desiring smile on her face.
Holly started to laugh psychotically.
She looked the shade in the eyes. "No, I will enjoy feasting on your blood, shade!" She enveloped them both in darkness, and began to slash at him with darkness taken the shape of sharp blades.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 07:46:38 PM
"You're making the same choices I did. I think I'll take you as a bride." Nero smiled. "Now take the lives of your former allies!"
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 08:01:49 PM
(Did you miss the part when I began slashing at him, or am I to assume he dodged them?)
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 08:21:10 PM
(He's numb to it. He's pretty much numb to paij at this point.)
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 08:34:32 PM
Dark Holly was not surprised he could take the hits without damage, so she ceased her attacks, and began to converse with the shade.
The dark Holly laughed. "YOU DARE COMMAND ME!? You're lucky you aren't dead, shade! In my homeworld, I gave commands to the likes of your kind. This new world renders me... Weaker."
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Post by: Aether on March 05, 2013, 08:57:37 PM
Vena could only see the light Holly created, but the light was dimming, turning to darkness. Something was happening and Vena has to stop it.
She hasn't played a harp in a while, but she manages to play a lullaby she sang to her sister. It was a calm, soothing song.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 09:03:56 PM
Nero's outside cracked, revealing his normal body beneath. "H-how did you know my one weakness? It doesn't matter, I'll kill you now! I'm a god! I'm a god! I'M A GOD!!!!" He charged at Vena, completely forgetting about Holly.

   The raven cooed at Vena. "Do not worry about your friend, someone's coming to heal her. Just finish Nero. It's now or never!"
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Post by: Aether on March 05, 2013, 09:16:29 PM
Vena channeled a prismatic ball of light...
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 09:31:10 PM
"Stop!" She yelled at the Shade.
She unleashed dark chains that wrapped around Nero, immobilizing him long enough for Vena to strike at it.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 09:51:04 PM
"I will not go quietly! I'm a god!" Nero's body explodes in a burst of darkness, engulfing all in it's path.


 The darkness wave gets halted and absorbed by a man in white armor. "Why have you come to my sanctuary?" He unleashed a wave that calmed the raging darkness around them. "Explain yourselves or die." The man was ready to kill.
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Post by: Aether on March 05, 2013, 09:54:07 PM
"So he's gone?" Vena's orb of light dissaparated into the air.
She turned to the strange man. She wasn't going to let another stranger get to her. She took a step back, and pushed Holly further.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 09:54:34 PM
Dark Holly appeared before the man in the white armor, still surrounded in her darkness.
"Who are you to make demands of me, mortal? I should rip you to shreds!" Her voice was more demonic now.
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Post by: Aether on March 05, 2013, 09:55:55 PM
Vena was confused. This wasn't the Holly she looked up to. But she still wouldn't say anything
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 05, 2013, 10:03:40 PM
Arkhanul shook his head in disgust. "Holly, you're a tad too weak to take on the likes of him," he growled. "Attack him and face my blade. AM I CLEAR?!"
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 10:27:59 PM
Dark Holly turned to Arkhanul. "Fool! You dare threaten me!?"
(I'll spare the details, but Holly regained control over her body) 
Holly fainted and fell face first to the ground, her aura and eyes were normal once more.
"Ow." Sh. Said as she laid there for a second. She sat up rubbing her cheek, looking at the man in white. Realizing she was in the middle of the man and the group, she dematerialized in light and reappeared by he group.
"Ugh. What happened? Who's this guy? Where's Nero?"
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 10:34:29 PM
"I've earned the name of "godkiller", you do not scare me. You're a little girl playing a king's game, but you got in over your head. I will either heal you all or kill you all now. Speak with great care." The man was wielding The Cobalt Blade. It was one of the blades used by the Legendary Heroes, it was able to cut through anything.

  "I will not let you hurt my friends!" Ash pulled her cheap iron sword out to match his blade.

   "Well put, child. Come with me, all of you. I'll help cleanse the child of the darkness that possesses her.

  In a flash of beautiful light, Holly was off the ground and on her feet. "Do you wish to fight your dark side, girl?" The man was helping Holly.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 10:45:40 PM
Holly squirmed around.
"Woah woah woah! Put me DOWN! I want to know what's going on first! Who are you!?"


(Is this where we are going to implement my back story, or do you have something else in mind?)
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 10:53:57 PM
I am Marcus, I am a master of Aether Magicks. I came here to seek the great power hidden in the sancuary, and I may be able to help you control your Dark and Light. You may be able to use Aether magic if you wish, or I may be able to help you teach you to ballance your natures, it is your choice.

I assume you are here to gain the power to stop the Shade. I will help you on your quest, as it is the same as mine. Let us go see the great power of the ancients.

(I'm going to bring the backstory in in Chapter 2.)
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 05, 2013, 11:10:44 PM
Holly stopped squirming, and thought for a moment.
"You can help me conquer... Her?"
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Post by: Scorpio on March 05, 2013, 11:34:09 PM
"Yes. I can make you at peace with her, I could also teach you how to kill her, but you may die in the process. That's life."

   Marcus walked the group to an underground temple. "The Shrine of the Crystals... I thought it was just a myth," Claire said in disbelief.

   "I cannot believe I'm seeing it with my own eyes," Chris said.

   "Well... This is amazing!" Ash was happy to see it.
   
    "This is the Shrine of the Crystals. The Legendary Heroes used them to seal the Shade years ago. It will tell us where to find the Crystals, and once we have them all, We will come back here to recieve the Ultimate Power of The legends." Chris new this place well.

  "It says the first Crystal is in a city named Sylvania! That's not far from here!" Ash said ready to go. "Are you Ready, team? LET'S GO TO SYLVANIA!!!!!!!!"

                 

                                        END OF CHAPTER ONE



                                 (Tell me what you guys thought of it!)
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Post by: Aether on March 06, 2013, 12:28:39 AM
Whopee. This is a classic video-game plot :)

Luv it. Vena is prepared for her next challenge
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Post by: Nyran on March 06, 2013, 01:49:57 AM
Nyran stood with Arkhanul, watching these events unfold.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 06, 2013, 03:07:18 AM
I WAHNT CAHPTRE 2 NAO.
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Post by: Scorpio on March 06, 2013, 05:17:49 AM
It will probably be up before April.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 06, 2013, 05:37:01 AM
Dang.
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Post by: Tetsu (Soltur) on March 06, 2013, 02:43:48 PM
Better than never.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on March 07, 2013, 07:54:00 AM
I hate that so many people post at once. I don't get enough time to reply, but it was great.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 07, 2013, 04:33:56 PM
What do you suggest, Lux?
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Post by: Aether on March 07, 2013, 08:59:37 PM
I'm pretty sure he wants a post limit. I tried to stop, but I got that nasty habit.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 07, 2013, 09:06:33 PM
A post limit? That would really take some of the fun out of it.
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Post by: Ivan Strider on March 07, 2013, 10:54:35 PM
It would. I wasn't suggesting that. I'll be on more since my BIG PROJECT in school is almost over.
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Post by: Halcyonic Legend on March 07, 2013, 10:59:06 PM
Did you say... A BIG PROJECT!?
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Post by: Ivan Strider on March 07, 2013, 11:04:25 PM
*rolls eye* Yes a BIG PROJECT