Drake's MSN game
(All of these will have OOC comments removed along with dicerolls. They are un-needed)
I of course am Drake Dragonslayer, My Player is Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys.
Notes: This is a follow on of a previous session that has been lost to the ages of spontaneously formatting hard drives. It began with the solo Solar facing down an already wounded Lunar who had just gone iconic. She did have a Dragon-blood acompanying her in an uneasy allience, but she had gone missing. This is also in the wyld.
[19:33] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Staring at the crazed woman, Celista suddenly bursts into action, wasting no time. She immediately begins to sprint forward, her eyes alighting with fire. She leaps into the air, and with a tremendous roar, her anima leaps with her, a triumphant panther eager for blood. Drawing 4 knives in mid-air, she spins three times, and let's fly with the daggers amid a mass of purple swirls. The knives hone in on the woman, streaking through the air at super speeds
[19:42] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Gaining confidence, Celista turns from the woman and begins to gain some distance between them. as she is heading straight for a wall, she leaps feet first at it, and springs off, using the extra momentum to fling a single knive aimed for the woman's head. The wall is smashed to bits as the panther anima smashes off it and follows the woman. Purple chips of stone fly everywhere
[19:44] Drake Dragonslayer: Her wounds obviously hurting her, the woman tries to leap out of the way, but her leg buckles beneathe her.
[19:50] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Delighted in the injuries she has given the woman, Celista draws a knife in each hand, smirking at the woman. She spots a rock which can be used as a platform and runs for it, bounding as the panther does. Her eyes shine lavender and the knives give off a violet aura bright enough to light even the darkest caverns. She places her right foot onto the makeshift platform and propels herself into the air, into a forward roll. As she is flipping forward, she places her hands over her shoulders and uses her forward momentum to filing the two daggers with awesoome velocity. They fly like violet bullets, seeking to kill
[19:54] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Landing, Celista cries out "Do you still live?! You will not make it out of here alive!!!"
[19:55] Drake Dragonslayer: The knives penetrate deep into her stomach, She doubles over, her blood running across the ground. Her sword shines as it strikes the ground, the balde shimmers as the last of her essence leaves it. It stands abover her bleeding form as an inert lump of moonsilver. "I...in the n....ne..nex...next li..life.... yo...your.....ass....i...i...is... mi..MINE."
[19:57] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Save it for the gods" Celista makes her way over to the corpse to make sure the woman is dead, implanting several knives into her torso to be certain
[19:57] Drake Dragonslayer: She is dead.
[19:57] Drake Dragonslayer: very dead
[19:57] Drake Dragonslayer: all over the floor
[19:59] Drake Dragonslayer: There is a sound of muffled clapping behind you and a male voice. "Well done Solar."
[20:00] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista bolts aroun, immediately on edge, and slightly dissapointed at herself that she did not know she wass being watched. "Well who might you be? An associate of our departed lady here perhaps??"
[20:01] Drake Dragonslayer: "Nothing of the sort my friend." A tall man with a blonde ponytail stands there. He is wearing light violet robes and sheathed at his side is a large sword. "I t looks like I got here too late. But, either way. It doesn't matter very much."
[20:02] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Too late? Were you to kill the bitch too?"
[20:03] Drake Dragonslayer: "Indeed Solar. Her attacks were a violation of the tapestry. You saved me a job. Quite the coincidence. Almost like it was destiny" He says the last word with a smirk.
[20:03] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista tilts her head slightly to one side. "The tapestry?"
[20:04] Drake Dragonslayer: "Oops, I said too much. Our conversation has come to an ending. As all things must. I feel we will meet again"
[20:05] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Our conversation shall continue untill I understand who you are and what the hell you wanted to kill this woman for? Has she attacked a town of yours?"
[20:06] Drake Dragonslayer: He waves his finger "ah ah ah. It is not our destiny to talk. Goodbye" He walks off out of the cave.
[20:07] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista makes a move to follow him, then remembers that she is still in the Wyld, and must still return to her home
[20:07] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Now this just doesn't help things at all......who the hell is this guy?"
[20:08] Drake Dragonslayer: Cowering at the enterence is the woman you brought with you. She is collapsed on the floor in the fetal postition crying and screaming.
[20:09] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Making her way swiftly over to the woman, Celista places her hand on the woman's shoulder. "What's troubling you?" Celista tries to calm her "Please, calm down, we have to get out of here and back home"
[20:10] Drake Dragonslayer: "He he heh EHEEHEEEH EEEHEEHEHEHEEEEHEEHEHEHEHEEEE They came. oh they came. wings and claws and too many heads, heads and feet. oh by the dragos... HEEEE HEEE"
[20:11] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *shakes the woman* "It was just your the wyld, remember this place isn't natural, it will try and screw up your mind. Just realise that, the sooner you can, the sooner we can get up and leave. There were no creatures of that description, there's no need to be afraid*
[20:12] Drake Dragonslayer: As you grip her you see a tiny almost unnoticable trail of deep red essence float off her in a strand and out of the cave.
[20:12] Drake Dragonslayer: "Heeeeee. I'll come, and we'll go and come and go and go and come. Hello joe. who is joe."
[20:13] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista's eyes follow the strand. "Quickly, let's go, we can find Joe and you can ask him some questions. Just stay with me, ok?"
[20:14] Drake Dragonslayer: Okokokok, if you're here hesheit wont come again hehe" She stands and grabs around your arm. your anima is still flaring and she watches the dancing flare "ooh pretty"
[20:15] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "That's right, keep looking at the pretty light, it'll calm you" Celista stands up and holds the woman, before moving out of the cave, following the strand of essence the best she can
[20:16] Drake Dragonslayer: It leads out of the cave and behind a large tree with bronze bark. You can hear a strange gulping behind it.
[20:20] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Now I just want to get out of here as quickly as possible and get back...." turning to the woman, Celista asks "Can you remember how to get back to the town? I don't fancy wandering this place for the next few days"
[20:22] Drake Dragonslayer: "Rememer. I rememeber. Rememebr the memeber of the memebr AR EE EM EE EM BEE EE AR. hehehe I rememebr IT is that way." She oints forwards then spins around in a circle "wheeeeee"
[20:23] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista gives the woman a quizzical look. "Well, let's hope your memory is as good as mine." Grabbing the woman, Celista heads off in the direction she pointed in
[20:23] Drake Dragonslayer: You round the tree and it gives another gulp followed by a crackle of "yo"
[20:24] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Trying to ignore the tree, Celista keeps moving
[20:24] Drake Dragonslayer: "Oi, dumbass, come back. I'm not finished with your friend yet"
[20:25] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Turning around sharply Celista moves towards the tree. "What have you done with her??"
[20:26] Drake Dragonslayer: Standing before you is a slim, humanoid man with batlike wings and hair of fire. "Tasty hopes she has. I was working on her dreams when she moved." *yawn* "Anyaway. Whatever. "
[20:27] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista's eyes widen suddenly. She quickly grabs the woman, turns and flees as fast as she can.
[20:27] Drake Dragonslayer: You flee along what you hope is the right path until you come across a great lake of red water
[20:28] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Oh this cannot be good" glancing behind her to make sure nothing is following, Celista tries to make some sense of where she is and how she can make her way home
[20:30] Drake Dragonslayer: As you gaze onto the lake, a small bridge of shimmering wood raises up from it. You appear to be now on an island, surrounded by the water. it touches every horizon, and the bridge streaches out about 10 feet before it stops dead
[20:30] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I hate this place"
[20:30] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista steps towards the end of the bridge, then tosses one of her knives at the water
[20:31] Drake Dragonslayer: As you step onto the bridge, each step extends the brisdge by one pace ahead of you. The knife hits the water and vanishes, then it falls from the sky and hits the water again in an endless loop
[20:32] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Looking around, Celista's only choice is to keep following the bridge as it forms in front of her. Making sure the woman is holding on to her, she proceeds forward with caution
[20:33] Drake Dragonslayer: As you proceed forwards, the island shimmers out of view and the bridge carries on. Slowly infront of you you see a great Orichalcum and Jade palace rising up from the water. The bridge extends all the way to it then stops about 5ft away
[20:34] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I want my town.....not a damn palace!" Frustrated, Celista readies the woman to make the short leap over to the structure.
[20:35] Drake Dragonslayer: "Oooh, pretty, let me touch it." She streaches out and tries to prod the palace
[20:35] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Figuring the woman can't be too heavy, Celista attempts to toss her the short distance
[20:35] Drake Dragonslayer: She hits the side of the palace and vanishes as she melts through the wall
[20:36] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Oh dear"
[20:36] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Well.....there's little else I can do." With a quick glance around, Celista leaps after the woman
[20:37] Drake Dragonslayer: You hit the wall but it feels like soft butter and you land on a grand pearl stair way. Stood at the top are two tall, winged gentlemen with pointed ears
[20:38] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Raising her head to see the men, Celista braces herself for the worst, taking a qucik glance around to see if the woman is anywhere near
[20:39] Drake Dragonslayer: She is lieing on the floor, seemingly perfectly asleep.
[20:40] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: With some relief, Celista turns back to the men to see if they say anything at the sudden appearance of two women
[20:40] Drake Dragonslayer: The two men bow before you and say in sync "Welcome to the Pearl court"
[20:41] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Thank you for your welcome.......I was wondering if you can help me, my friend and I here are lost and weary, and we need to find our way home." She seriously doubts anything will come from talking to these two, but she has little other choice
[20:42] Drake Dragonslayer: The left one says "Hello, and welcome" Right "The pear court Welcomes you" Left " Now to get home you'll need" Right " a guide" Left "We can provide" Right "if you only ask"
[20:43] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "May I please have a guide?" Celista asks with some nervousness
[20:45] Drake Dragonslayer: "Of course" Just ask. Both: "THE LORD" and they pull open the door, revealing a long hallway with a man sat on a throne at the end. He has icy hair and black robes "
[20:46] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista makes her way towards "The Lord", keeping a safe distance from him. "My greetings to you o' lord" she says, trying to be as polite and manipulative as possible
[20:47] Drake Dragonslayer: "Greetings traveller. What brings you to the humble Pearl court?"
[20:48] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I seek a guide....my friend and I wish to return home. We have had a rather troublesome journey and find ourselves lost"
[20:50] Drake Dragonslayer: "Ah, silly mortals. I shall send a guide with you :)" A small man with a spear arrives. and does a very over exuberant bow.
[20:50] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Thank you very much for your help o' lord" Celista finishes her ass kissing with a sliight courtsey
[20:51] Drake Dragonslayer: "Hehe, and of course in exchange we will just take a small favour at some time in the future."
[20:52] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista cringes inside at the mention of this. Composing herself qucikly though, she answers the man "Of course, I will be glad to oblige, if I can return home safely" Celista gives the man a warm smile
[20:53] Drake Dragonslayer: "Perfect. Krinats'iikitallytriorli*ckaka, guide these women back to the pox" He gestures to the man
[20:54] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista looks to Krinars'whatever and waits for him to lead them home
[20:58] Drake Dragonslayer: He dances out through the wall and onto a bride of crstal. He leads you along way back to the sdhore of the lake. Then he walks through an intuitive path and to the edge of the forest. You can see the village in the distance. "The Lord will meet you eventually for his 'Favor' Farewell." He wanders back into the forrest and vanishes
[20:59] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Relieved beyond belief, Celista take the woman and promplty makes her way back to the village, dreading the day when the "favour" will be asked of.
[21:47] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista is elated to see the town, praying inside that this is not some cruel Wyld joke. ((or evil gm joke, whateva :P)) Grabbing the woman by the arm, she leads them both towards the town
[21:48] Drake Dragonslayer: As you approach the town, the woman starts to come too. "Where am...where am i? huh? Hello, what happened to the glowy bitch?"
[21:50] Drake Dragonslayer: "Correction, the other glowy bitch. " she says with a smirk
[21:50] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "She had an unfortunate stabbing accident. Or eight, I lost count. Then, when we were leaving, I think we met some.....well I don't really want to get into it now, we're home now and that's what matters. We need to get some rest and clear our minds so we can figure out what to do now"
[21:51] Drake Dragonslayer: "Okies"
[21:51] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Come on, let's go inside and report back"
[21:51] Drake Dragonslayer: "FORWARDS" She races off into town
[21:52] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Well she's certainly got her spirit back.....let's hope it's all intact" with that, Celista chases off after the woman
[21:54] Drake Dragonslayer: You arrive inside the town as a group of people you don't recognise are talking to the captain. There are 3 of them. and they appear to be joking about something. When the woman arrives next to them, she bows and places her hand in the centre of the circle. The others do the same and say as one "Brothers now and ever." Before laughing and collapsing on the floor
[21:55] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista walks up to the group, a little confused and extremely tired. She makes her presence known
[21:56] Drake Dragonslayer: "Oh, Celista, you're back. I don't think you've met my brothers? " These are my sworn brotherhood. We make things perfect. Fire, Water, Air, Wood, Earth. Hehehehe. Anyhoo, did we win?"
[21:57] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Pleased to meet you. And to answer your question, the bitch is now a pincushion" [21:57] Drake Dragonslayer: "sweeeet." He grins and the mob wander indoors, he shouts out "Go get some sleep. We'll talk tommorow"
[21:58] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Left in the dust as everyone departs, Celista frowns "Thanks for the warm welcome back guys" she mutters to herself and strolls home to rest
[22:00] Drake Dragonslayer: You rest the night and sleep soundly. You wake the following morning with a start, as Maria is crouched over the top of you, her face almost touching yours. as you open your eyes she shouts "MORNING"
[22:02] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Jumping out of bed, Celista leans against a wall, holding her heart. "It's good to see your up and moving. You feeling ok after yesterday?"
[22:02] Drake Dragonslayer: "Slight headache, but that's it. Everyones waiting for you, make your self decnt, you're a hero now. We'll be by the guarhouse BYE" and she runs off laughing
[22:04] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Feeling much happier now, Celista dresses herself in a fanciful violet dress, which leaves little to the imagination, and makes her way towards the guardhouse
[22:05] Drake Dragonslayer: Outside the guardhouse are the 2 men an woman you first saw yesterday, Along with the captain and Maria
[22:06] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Greetings captain, how do you fare today?" Celista asks with typical slyness
[22:07] Drake Dragonslayer: "I am fine my lady, As is the village. We'd like to thank you on behalf of the village and the realm for your help."
[22:08] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Indeed it's not a problem, I was defending my home." she smiles "Though venturing into the Wyld was a little more than I had hoped I would do.........."
[22:09] Drake Dragonslayer: "I hear it was.... interesting"
[22:10] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "There are various adverbs I could use, but let us just stick with interesting for now" Celista gives the man a wink. "Well, bitchzilla is deaceased.......but there is something else I must mention......it is rather important, can we all sit down somewhere and discuss this?"
[22:10] Drake Dragonslayer: of course, come in here. I need to introduce me to my brothers anyway.
[22:11] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Grand so" Celista steps inside
[22:11] Drake Dragonslayer: Inside someone has prepared a large table with 6 seats.Each has a mug of tea and a small yet deliscous looking meal
[22:12] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista beams when she sees the layout and gladly takes a seat, waiting for everyone to be seated before tucking into the food
[22:13] Drake Dragonslayer: Everyone else sits and eats quickly. Only a dark haired gentleman and Maria seem to show any restraint
[22:14] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *munch* "Now, as I said, I have something *munch* important to tell you, but should we *munch* get everyone introduced firstly?"
[22:15] Drake Dragonslayer: "Of course"
[22:15] Drake Dragonslayer: "You already know Maria."
[22:15] Drake Dragonslayer: "I never said before but I'm Fu Xi."
[22:16] Drake Dragonslayer: He points to the dark haired one "This is Tosetsika"
[22:16] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Pleased to meet you"
[22:16] Drake Dragonslayer: Indicating the second woman "This is Asikos"
[22:16] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *nods her head* "Pleased to meet you"
[22:19] Drake Dragonslayer: And this gentleman" He points to the last person, who is wearing green robes "is Kinsanara"
[22:20] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Nice to meet you" Celista says, smiling
[22:22] Drake Dragonslayer: "And brothers," "And sisters" MAria pipes up "Yes, quite, this is Celista. The person who saved this little village"
[22:22] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *beams* "Thanks for the introduction Maria. It's very nice to meet you all, my name's Celista"
[22:23] Drake Dragonslayer: Each nods in turn. You can see from the tints in their eyes and coloration of their skin that they are all obviously dragon blooded.
[22:24] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista tries to determine if they are actually pleased with meeting her, or disgusted at sharing a table with her
[22:25] Drake Dragonslayer: They all seem genuine, as if Fu Xi and Maria haven't shared their secret yet.
[22:26] Drake Dragonslayer: Fu Xi speaks "Now, what was it you wanted to share"
[22:28] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Oh yes......well, when I was though with the lady.....well, I turned to find a man emeerge from the shadows. He was tall enough, and had a ponytail. He announced that he had come to kill the woman too, that her attacks "went against the tapestry" or something like that. He claimed that our meeting was destined, and when I questioned him further, he exclaimed that we were not meant to talk now, and left as mysteriously as he arruved"
[22:28] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "It has been troubling me"
[22:28] Drake Dragonslayer: "That is odd. Maria, do you remember this?" "Nope"
[22:29] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "She had been affected by some strange presence....which is another thing we must speak of. The Wyld is a horrible place......"
[22:30] Drake Dragonslayer: "Why do you think we sent Maria. She is Exalted, she should have been more resistant than a normal mortal like you" He says with a barely noticable wink
[22:31] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista picks up "Indeed, and without her we would have been lost......that place can do some awful things to your mind"
[22:32] Drake Dragonslayer: "I sometimes think that Maria was dropped on her head in the wyld when she was young, the way she acts sometimes :P" "OI, Cut that out"
[22:33] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *laughs* "Don't be so harsh on her, she knows what she's doing out there"
[22:34] Drake Dragonslayer: "That's right" She says indignatnly. "Listen to her, she's smart this one" Fu Xi sighs "Ok ok we get it, now shut up, where were we. Ah yes. The strange man. Do you think he's a threat?"
[22:36] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I honestly do not know. I think he was in some way affiliated with the woman, they must have had an agreement of some sort between them.....and most likely others. However, he had no hostility towards me, and the town it seems. I will meet him again, though it will be at his choosing no doubt"
[22:37] Drake Dragonslayer: "Indeed, that is the way of these things. Unfortunate isn't" *BOOOM* "WHAT THE FUCK"
[22:38] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *stands up quickly* "Oh hell no
[22:38] Drake Dragonslayer: The others race out of the door. grabbing various weapons on their way.
[22:39] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *follows quickly outside*
[22:40] Drake Dragonslayer: Outside is a burning chaos. THe village is in flames.
[22:41] Drake Dragonslayer: Men, women and children, they are all dieing and screaming as the flames lick around the houses, There's a crash and a building.to your left falls down.
[22:43] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista can't help but cry as she views the carnage
[22:43] Drake Dragonslayer: "What do we do.... WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE"
[22:44] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista runs about, trying to help people wherever she can, extremely distressed
[22:44] Drake Dragonslayer: You manage to pull people from burning buildings, and the circle of dragon bloods does the same. All in all, by the time the fires have died, you've managed to collectively save troughly 75% of the village
[22:45] Drake Dragonslayer: villagers*
[22:45] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista looks around frantically "What has happened???!!!"
[22:46] Drake Dragonslayer: "I have no idea. THe village is in ruins though. Someone obviously got pissed at us."
[22:47] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Yeah you don't say Captain No Shit!!!" Celista turns away, trying to come to grips with things
[22:48] Drake Dragonslayer: "You see the ponytailed man stood holding a scroll in the corner of the village. He appears to tick something off, then vanishes"
[22:48] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista charges for where the man was, ready to claw him to death
[22:50] Drake Dragonslayer: He isn't there and Tosetsika runs up to you "halt m'lady. There's nothing here. What are you doing maam?"
[22:52] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "The bastard......the man, with the ponytail, the one I spoke of minutes ago, he was here......he appeared, ticked something off on a scroll, and vanished! I'm telling you! I knew he had something to do with this, but I didn't know.....I didn't know it would come to this......"
[22:53] Drake Dragonslayer: "Uh...huh. Now let's go over here. where we can find a pretty rock for you to look at while the big Dynasts are talking. There you go." He is very. very very patronising
[22:54] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *damnable dragon bloods* Celista thinks to herself "Ah nevermind me, I'm just distressed.....I just need some time....."
[22:55] Drake Dragonslayer: "Well done. Now then, let's find somehwere. Ah here, this is a soft looking piece of ash."
[22:56] Drake Dragonslayer: He forces you to sit down then walks off towards the other DBs
[22:56] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: *acts stupid*
[16:19] Drake Dragonslayer: The dynasts continue to talk quietly in the distance.
[16:21] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista continues to sit around, trying to think what could have happened. She looks over at the dynasts and tries to catch Fu Xi's eyes
[16:22] Drake Dragonslayer: Fu Xi is too lost in concerned concentration
[16:23] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista turns away from the dynasts and decides to stroll around a bit, trying to comfort any distressed villagers
[16:24] Drake Dragonslayer: There's a few of the remaining people who look distressed, they seem to be searching through the rubble, the rest are just sat in a group looking at the dynasts for support, which never comes.
[16:25] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Growing tired of this, Celista moves over to the group to try and get their attention
[16:27] Drake Dragonslayer: The dynasts look at you, while Maria and Fu Xi say nothing, the other three all come out with similar complaints of "Leave the important people alone. You might be a fighter, but this is Exalted business, Not Yours"
[16:28] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Maintaining her composure, Celista merely says "I understand" and turns to leave. Before walking away though, she looks at Fu Xi, letting him know she needs to talk. She then procedes to mve around the village, seeing if she can help out in anyways, waiting for the Dynasts to finish their business
[16:29] Drake Dragonslayer: There's a group of people, 3or 4 of them, trying to pull a large slab of stone off of someone who is begging for help
[16:29] Drake Dragonslayer: It looks too heavy for them to manage alone
[16:29] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista moves over to quickly offer her assistance
[16:30] Drake Dragonslayer: "Help us please, My son is trapped under there"
[16:31] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I'll do what I can ma'm" Celista helps to try and move the slab off the boy
[16:32] Drake Dragonslayer: You push the two men out of the way and lift the block clean up. They stand back astonished as you toss it effortlessly to one side
[16:33] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Ignoring the stunned men, Celista quickly helps the child, making sure he is ok
[16:34] Drake Dragonslayer: He seems fine except for a few bruises and superficial burns. Nothing serious
[16:35] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "There you go ma'm, he's safe and sound now"
[16:35] Drake Dragonslayer: "Th...thank you..."
[16:36] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "It's not a problem" Celista then moves away from the group and walks around some more
[16:36] Drake Dragonslayer: Someone taps you on the shoulder
[16:36] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista turns around
[16:37] Drake Dragonslayer: Fu Xi is stood there. he whispers "you wanted to talk?"
[16:37] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Yes, we're not being listened in on or anytihng are we?"
[16:38] Drake Dragonslayer: "I don't think so, come here" He lead you far out of earshot. "What do you want?"
[16:40] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Ok....I know who did this. The man I spoke of earlier....the one I saw in the Wyld, with the ponytail. Well ,when we first came outside form the guardhouse, I saw him standing here. He ticked something off on a scroll and vanished. I mentioned it to one of the dynasts, but she merely thought I was cray, so I left it at that. But I swear, that's what I saw"
[16:40] Drake Dragonslayer: "Interesting. I wondered what you two were talking about. What do you think?"
[16:41] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: " I don't know what to think......he ticked something on a scroll....it was so casual, as if this was nothing to him. Which implies that whoever did this has quite a lot of power."
[16:42] Drake Dragonslayer: "You think he's... like you.. an Anathem....I mean a Solar?"
[16:42] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Though I cannot see a reason.....maybe retalliation for murdering the woman? The man did imply that they had an arrangement of some sort......maybe their peirs didn't want the murder to go unpunished"
[16:43] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I do not know.....quite possibly"
[16:44] Drake Dragonslayer: "Maybe... I'll try and explain to the others that we can trust you, we;re going to need all the help we can get"
[16:45] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I know....this seems very bad.....and I don't think getting them to trust me will be easy at all"
[16:46] Drake Dragonslayer: "They are reasonable people. I mean, Me and Maria managed easy enough... after some convincing"
[16:47] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "If you say....I just get the feeling they won't be as easily persuaded......ah nevermind that, we've more pressing things to worry about now
[16:48] Drake Dragonslayer: "As I said, give me 5 minutes"
[16:48] Drake Dragonslayer: He walks back to the group, and after some gesturing, most of them look calm.
[16:49] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista waits with some nervousness, watching the group and biting her lip
[16:50] Drake Dragonslayer: They all seem a little edgy at first, bu Fu Xi reassures them and they calm down
[16:50] Drake Dragonslayer: Except for Tosetsika
[16:50] Drake Dragonslayer: he shouts "WHAT. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE"
[16:50] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Oh dear" she mutters to herself
[16:51] Drake Dragonslayer: THere is a loud and long shouting match, with Tosetsika on one side, and Fux with Maria on the other
[16:52] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista merely watches, waiting to see the outcome. she doesn't want to get involved in this
[16:53] Drake Dragonslayer: He lifts up a large weapon you haven't seen before. It looks like a giant white-jade club. Pounding it into the ground he says "Enough of this foolishness"
[16:53] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Now this cannot be good at all"
[16:54] Drake Dragonslayer: You hear Fu Xi's voice "SHUT UP TOSETSIKA. WE CAN TRUST HER"
[16:55] Drake Dragonslayer: He sits down again slowly, with a look of hate in his eyes. Fu Xi beckons you over
[16:55] Drake Dragonslayer: Tosetsika never lets go of his weapons handle and his knuckles are going white because of how hard he is gripping it
[16:56] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista moves over to the group with a slight hesitation
[16:57] Drake Dragonslayer: "It's okay, we wont attack you or anything" Fu Xi says shooting a menacing look at Tosetsika
[16:58] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Very well then" Celista moves to the group, staying near Fu Xi and Maria
[16:59] Drake Dragonslayer: "Good, Now then, we need to get to safety. Without the village, we wont be safe from the beasts of the world."
[16:59] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Indeed......is there anywhere we can set up some sort of camp?"
[17:00] Drake Dragonslayer: "Nowhere properly defencible. Really we need to get to the nearest vilalge for aid, but by foot it's 2 days and we have wounded"
[17:01] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Yes....well should we send a party ahead to the nearest village?"
[17:02] Drake Dragonslayer: "Yes, but who? It's a dangerous trek, and we need to stay here to defend the village"
[17:03] Drake Dragonslayer: "Otherwise Most of them wont make it"
[17:04] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Indeed....well I would be fine with making the journey ahead. I can move swiftly and it will ensure that the strongest fighters are left to defend the injured
[17:05] Drake Dragonslayer: "Very well, we'll need them to prepare for our arrival. You can go on ahead and warn them, while we set off slowly defending the weak and injured."
[17:05] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "If that is ok with everyone, then I will do it"
[17:07] Drake Dragonslayer: A murmur of agreement from 4 of the 5
[17:08] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Very well then, I shall get what supplies I will need and set off right away"
[17:08] Drake Dragonslayer: "Excellent. Tell them We'll arrive in approximately 5-6 days"
[17:09] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Very well then. Shall I wait in the village on arrival, or move back towards the main group to help out?"
[17:10] Drake Dragonslayer: "Inform them, then move back We'll have to pass through a bordermarch en-route and so will you, we need all the help we can get there"
[17:12] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Very well then. If that is all, I shall get ready to leave" [17:12] Drake Dragonslayer: "May the dragons guide your path"
[17:16] Drake Dragonslayer: You manage to put together enough supplies for the journey and set off just before dusk.
[17:17] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: After double checking her directions, Celista sets off for the viallge. She plans to make this as quick a journey as possible
[17:19] Drake Dragonslayer: The first day passes uneventfully, and you barely notice when you pass into the Wyld area, you pass out of it just as easily, a satrk contrast to your last encounter. Dawn breaks on the second day and as you round the bend you see a subtle violet glow from within a small patch of dense trees
[17:20] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: The violet catches Celista's eye, and she can't help but investigate
[17:21] Drake Dragonslayer: Through the trees you see the ponytailed man chanting before a large arch of orichalcum, Jade, Moonsilver and Starmetal
[17:21] Drake Dragonslayer: It glows softly violet and he steps through, vanishing from sight
[17:22] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Oh no" Celista briefly surveys the area, remebering that she also can't be distracted from her main goal
[17:23] Drake Dragonslayer: The arch is still glowing
[17:24] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Faced with a tough decision, Celista trusts her instinct and moves to investigate the arch. before doing so, she embeds one of her knives in a tree, just in case she gets lost and the group pass by the area.
[17:25] Drake Dragonslayer: As you get close, you can feel your castemark start to shimmer on your forehead
[17:25] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista continues to move forward with trepidation
[17:27] Drake Dragonslayer: The glow is starting to fade. But you can see close up that the violet forms a shimmering and very fine curtain
[17:27] Drake Dragonslayer: Across the archeway
[17:29] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista is now having second thoughts. She must stay focused on her goal, she cannot afford to let the dynasts and her home down. For her sake and theirs. She turns away form the archway and begins to walk away
[17:30] Drake Dragonslayer: You return to the main pathway and your castemark dies down again. When you look, the archway has faded from view, becoming semi-transparent and the glow is gone
[17:31] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Trying to concentrate on getting to the village, Celista makes haste and gets moving
[17:32] Drake Dragonslayer: The rest of the day passes uneventfully, and you make good time towards the village, seeing the plumes of smoke rise in the distance just befoe the next dawn.
[17:32] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Oh shit..." Celista sprints towards the village to see what state it is in
[17:34] Drake Dragonslayer: THe village seems okay, It is a larger village than your own, it's outer wall is thicker, bt it seems as though something with a large amount of fie attacked. Most of the village is in tact though
[17:36] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Ok, that was a scare" She moves into the village and tries to locate the authority so she can explain her situation
[17:36] Drake Dragonslayer: There are a pair of guards outside, crude hunters with simple spears, the point them at you "State your business"
[17:38] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I come from a town 2 days journey from here......we were recently attacked, the whole village lies in ruin. I would like to speak to someone in power to discuss the situation"
[17:38] Drake Dragonslayer: "You as well?"
[17:39] Drake Dragonslayer: "Mysterious fire in the night?"
[17:39] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Aye, is that what happened here too?"
[17:40] Drake Dragonslayer: "Yes, Some blonde guy.. I think it was blonde, or maybe brown. Now... did he have a ponytail? or was it a beard...hmm. I dunno. Some guy at least was seen walking off that way" He points back the way you came
[17:40] Drake Dragonslayer: "I'll take you to the chief"
[17:40] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Thank you very much"
[17:41] Drake Dragonslayer: He leads you to a large 2 storey stone house, much better than most and takes you in. An old man with a long white beard and very fine clothes is sat over a piece of paper
[17:42] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "My greetings to you Chief"
[17:42] Drake Dragonslayer: "grunt"
[17:43] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "If you don't mind, we need to speak urgently. My village, 2 days journey from here, also suffered a mysterious fire attack the other night. I know they are connected"
[17:44] Drake Dragonslayer: ".. not my problem. Piss off"
[17:45] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I don't think you realise the seriousness of this. My people and our leaders are now without a home and defencless. they are currently making their way towards this town, we need to discuss this. there are bigger things at work than mere village fires
[17:46] Drake Dragonslayer: "Well isn't that wonderful. Y'see, I have this large axe here" He points at the axe on the wall "that says that if it isn't MY village, it isn't MY problem"
[17:47] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "That large axe won't matter shit when your whole village is in flames!"
[17:48] Drake Dragonslayer: "Hmm hmm, I know. We were attacked last night. That's why We need to sort out MY village before I even think about anyone elses problems"
[17:48] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "What do you think we're coming here for? We can help you sort your village out quickly, and more importantly, help defend against any future attacks"
[17:49] Drake Dragonslayer: "Oh yeah, you and what? I suppose you have a set of Exalts then" He says with a distinct sarcastic tone
[17:50] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Ha, we have some strong and useful friends alright" she says persuasively and with a sly smile
[17:51] Drake Dragonslayer: "Oh really. We might be able to provide something then. How long will they be?"
[17:52] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Another 3 or 4 days....we have injured. If you can make preperations for us, then I am to return and help them the rest of the way to the village"
[17:53] Drake Dragonslayer: *Sigh* "Very well, but they owe us for this"
[17:54] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "We will pay you back for your generosity. Thank you very much" Celista bows and turns to leave. "I must head off straight away to find my friends. We shall be here in a few days" She starts to walk away "Oh, my name's Celista by the way"
[17:55] Drake Dragonslayer: "Nice to meet you"
[17:55] Drake Dragonslayer: You leave back into the main village
[17:56] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Well that went well enough" Celista thinks to herself. She quickly looks around to make sure the village hasn't burnt down while she was inside
[17:56] Drake Dragonslayer: The village is fine
[17:57] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Satisfied, Celista makes sure she has enough supplies, and heads off the way she came to the village"
[17:59] Drake Dragonslayer: After about 3 hours, you see a flash of violet in the distance in the trees
[18:00] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista quickly moves towards the bush, hoping she can catch whoever is tehre by surprise
[18:00] Drake Dragonslayer: You see that just at the other side of the bush is a blonde ponytailed man wearing violet robes and carrying a sword. He appears to be checking a list and doesn't notice you
[18:02] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista moves as close to him as she safely can and tries to read what;s on the list
[18:03] Drake Dragonslayer: The top item reads: "Lunar" Followed by "Village" then "Home" and the rest you can't make out. The first 4 items have ticks next to them, but you can't make out the 4th item properly
[18:04] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Remembering this, Celista lays low. She does not want to get into a fight with this one, knowing she likely doesn't stand much of a chance
[18:05] Drake Dragonslayer: He reads down the list muttering to himself "It's almost done"
[18:06] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Her curiosity getting the better of her, Celista makes herself known.
[18:06] Drake Dragonslayer: "I was expecting you"
[18:07] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "You almost missed me.....would you care to explain what all this is about? And please refrain from the "we're not destined to talk now" crap. If you please"
[18:08] Drake Dragonslayer: "Oh but we are destined to talk this time" He nods and sits cross legged on the ground.
[18:10] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Well that is good to hear" She adopts a more relaxed pose, yet remains standing. "What does all this mean.....why are you doing this?"
[18:10] Drake Dragonslayer: "It is dictated by fate"
[18:11] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Is that what your list tells you? Or are there more things working behind all of this? Are you nought but a messenger?"
[18:12] Drake Dragonslayer: "I am the messenger, the Lover, The Rising Smoke, The Crow and the Sword"
[18:13] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Quite a title.....and fate has decided that my village must burn?"
[18:18] Drake Dragonslayer: "No, fate was that your village should had already burnt. I was merely keeping Reality up wih Fate"
[18:18] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "And am I right to say that the village should have burt at the hands of the woman?
[18:19] Drake Dragonslayer: "Indeed, the night before you killed her"
[18:20] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "I figured as much...."
[18:21] Drake Dragonslayer: "You're a smart one. " He stands up
[18:21] Drake Dragonslayer: "Our fates have become intertwined"
[18:22] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "It would seem that way"
[18:22] Drake Dragonslayer: "I'm sure this meeting will be repeated" He starts to walk away
[18:23] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Before you go......have you much more catching up to do with reality?"
[18:25] Drake Dragonslayer: "My work will never end. My role as the rising smoke is over for now, rest easy. My role of the Sword will begin"
[18:26] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: "Your role of the sword??"
[18:26] Drake Dragonslayer: "Hehe, everything has an ending my dear"
[18:27] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista merely watches as the man walks away, trying to digest what was just said
[18:28] Drake Dragonslayer: He disappears into the trees.
[18:29] Fact: God Hates Console Fanboys: Celista sits down for a minute, thinking. "His role of the sword? What could he mean" After sitting for a few minutes, Celista stands and compses herself before making a move to find her friends
Endings caste Sidreals can be right bastards at times.
Especially when the ST loves being cryptic.