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Dark_Master
03/29/2002 3:02 PM

Joseph sprinted through the forest. He ran on adrenaline alone. Those chasing him were ruthless and would rip him to shreads should they ever catch up with him. A branch tore at his cheek, leaving a deep slash, the blood ran swiftly down his face. He came, eventually to a large clearing in the forest. Stopping, he turned and faced his oncoming enemy.

They emerged from the woods and sneered at the sight of him. He only recoiled in fear.

At the age of seventeen he had a great deal to fear about his elders, they knew soo much more than he did.

The mark on his forehead began to glow brightly and the fear left Joesph, replacing it with rage. He confronted the brigands that had chased him for a mile and shouted "You had better leave, otherwise face my rage....and believe me i can never forgive you for killing him...he was my bro..." Joesph was cut short by the charging men, the three of them came at once.

Raising his hands, tendrils of grey mist, sparkling with silver moats, sprang from them and wraped around the charging men. Each was constricted and found it hard to breath, as they were hoisted up into the air. "TELL ME..Why did you kill him? TELL ME?" The three all tried to answer at once, but were choking on the tendrils which were gripping their necks. He loosend the gripped mentally. One of the three spoke swifltly. "We were told to killl the Summoner...but got confused between you two....but it did not matter that he died, as we were also told to kill anyone having been seen talking with you."

Joseph's eyes widend in anger...he snapped the man's neck and let him drop onto the grass, and looked to the other two. "Who hired you?" Jospeh asked. "We don't know...only that he left instructions to kill the one with your mark...upon the forehead. We lost tracked of who was who and killed the other guy instead of you." Again, he snapped this man's head and let the other drop to the ground "Tell who ever hired you...that the Summoner lives and will grow stronger...only to see him beg for his pathetic life...now GO!" The man scurried off into the forest.

Jospeh sagged to the ground and cried...anguish filling his sobbing. He would avenge Kanimer's death....even if it cost his own life.


OOC: I will put this charatcers details in the characters hall. You all have permission to slpa me if i make up any more characters.
'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

[Edited by Dark_Master on Friday, March 29, 2002 3:06 PM]

[Edited by Dark_Master on Sunday, April 28, 2002 9:53 AM]

Kalia_Majere
03/29/2002 11:14 PM

Miaka (Pronounced "Me-Ah-Kah") turned... She heard someone sob. She heard frantic and careless foot falls...and saw a man run aimlessly into the forest.

Miaka ducked back into the shadows, her pale golden hair hidden by a dark green cloak. what in the world do you suppose he was running from?? Murmered a soft voice in her ear.

"I don't know Valefor...." she said to the small golden dragon that clung to her back. Valefor was a subspeicies of the Faeiry Dragons....He was no bigger than a Common house cat....his enire body was of a bright shimmering gold....and his wings where feathered like a birds...and they too where bright Gold.

"I don't know but I am boing to find out." she said, her violet eyes dark. Miaka picked up her bow and ran in the direction that the man had come. Valefor fluttered his wings and pushed off of Miaka and flew off ahead of her.

Miaka froze as she entered the clearing. Valefor gave a small screech and then hid behind her....his wings tangling with her hair. The little dragon peered over Miaka's shoulder as she too stared at the man.

"who...." she hesitated as her forhead began to grow hot...The symbol she kept hidden beneath her circlet ornament seemed to burn. She gasped at raised her hand to her forhead...but just as suddenly, the sensation faded...

"who are you?" She asked, her hand straying up to Valefor's chin, and gently scratching it.


OOC: :) I hope you don't mind....hehe...I don't want to take away anything from your story...but Miaka is a character I've been toying with for a while now....kinda like a cross between "mysterious play" and "Final Fantasy" I'd like to say that she too was chosen to be something more than she is...but she doesn't understand what the symbol is...also I want to say that her symbol is also majorly different than yours...kinda like the different magic types in FF....if you catch my meaning....if this isn't okay...I'll change it

Let me know okay??Oh, Moons of Mercy, Moons of Light
Guide me in the Darkest Night
Keep me safe from Evil spirit,
send your blessed light to sear it.

Watch the shadows, Watch the lights;
Never shoot till they're in sight.
Hold your rage down, calm your fears
The end comes soon enough for tears

Dark_Master
03/30/2002 12:03 AM

OOC: Kalia, you are more than welcome to join and your character is fine. I hope that the post was alright, i was kinda blottered when i wrote it. (Posting when drunk is not a good idea.)

BIC: Joseph's heart ached. The pain he felt in his chest and head transcended the boundries of the heavens. He might as well have been pouring out his very soul...he would have no more need of it.

No...he would not give up yet, he would at least have his vengence, that would have to satisfy his pain and rage. A layer of stone formed around his heart and his soul retreated into the darkest recesses of his existence.

The mark of the Summoner upon his forehead began to glow, brighter still as he directed his anger and hate towards it, stengthening its potency. Suddenly his head jerked up and he looked towards the forest...someone was watching him, he could feel the pair of eyes on him. Standing up, he looked down at the two heaped bodies and spat on them. Turning he headed back towards the village, all the while reasuring himself that he had the Ring of Fire to put on incase he had need of it.'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

[Edited by Dark_Master on Saturday, March 30, 2002 6:08 PM]

Kalia_Majere
03/30/2002 7:19 PM

Miaka watched as the man turned and walked away...as though she and Valefor wasn't even there....and they where in plain sight.

whats up with him Miaka?? Valefor intoned...as he struggled to detangle his wings from her hair. "I don't know Vale....Come on..." she said softly, her violet eyes troubled as the mark beneath her circlet began to tingle.

She detangled Valefor from her hair and He launched himself into the air. Miaka rushed forward...Her feet light and nearly soundless as she ran. Her life in these woods had made her an excellent hunter...and a nearly soundless preditor.

Miaka was raised by Valefor...She was abandoned as a child in these forests...Vale had found her...and was determined to see his self-appointed charge survive. Miaka's long silvery-Gold hair streamed behind her as she ran. She followed the man as close as she dared...and now and then, she caught the bright flash of Gold of Valefor's scales and feathered wings as he flew parralell to her as she ran.

She came to a sudden stop as she felt a sudden raging heat. Flames burst into existance as she stopped. She screamed as she saw the man she was following, his fist raised, a bright ring with a shimmering flame-red stone in the center, pointed her direction.

"No!!" She screamed as she felt the symbol on her forhead grow warm, and glow a bright Blue. Her Silvery-Gold hair whipped around her in the wind caused by the roaring flames. Suddenly, the symbol on her forhead flashed even brighter, and a Shimmering blue bubble formed around her....pushing the flames away. as soon as the bubble formed, it seemed to spread...fading as it did, pushing the flames away...extiguishing it as it faded.

Valefor screeched his teeth bared as he attempted to distract the man, as Miaka steadied herself. Valefor buffeted the man with his wings (About the wingspan of a Hawk, the feathers are like those of an Owl...silent)

Miaka shook her head as her mind cleared from the sudden burst of power. She looked up to see Valefor attacking the man. "Valefor!! No...Don't harm him!! He was only defending himself...he didn't know!!!" She cried, stumbling forward, reaching for the Miniature Dragon.

Valefor screeched (kinda like the hi-pitched screech of the Velociraptor in "Jurrasic Park") And flew over to Miaka, and curled himself once again around her shoulders. He looked at the man warily.

"Forgive me for startling you friend....My name is Miaka...This is Valefor...." she paused...

"Is there anything I can do to help you??" she asked, her violet eyes dark.Oh, Moons of Mercy, Moons of Light
Guide me in the Darkest Night
Keep me safe from Evil spirit,
send your blessed light to sear it.

Watch the shadows, Watch the lights;
Never shoot till they're in sight.
Hold your rage down, calm your fears
The end comes soon enough for tears

Dark_Master
03/31/2002 1:31 AM

Joseph stared at the woman but specifically at the mark upon her forehead, he was shocked to see her use the power of her mark, though she appeared just as surprised. Her mark was...different....but the two seemed oddly connected. He could feel the mark burn slightly in its presence.

He withdrew the power of the fire ring, however kept it on...just incase. "Sorry...i thought you were...someone else." He remembered the one man he had left alive and thought it had been him returning to attempt to finish the job. "But thank you..no i don't need any help." Turning he continued to walk but collapsed into a heap and began to sob again. He felt so foolish and weak in front of this woman but cared little of it.'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Dark_Master
03/31/2002 4:10 AM

OOC: I will just put a bit of character info here, it isn't working on the character hall.

Joseph is 17 years old. He was born with the mark of The Summoner upon his forehead and so was cursed with the responsibilites and hardships bestowed upon The Summoner. He channels his power through the Rings of Summoning of which there are four:

The Ring of Fire - Creates Fire
The Ring of Stone - Empowers him with superior strength
The Ring of Light - Allows him to heal himself and others
The Ring of Darkness - Summons bolts of black lightning

Presently he has only two of these four, the Rings of Fire and Stone. Another trait of the Summoner is that he uses the power of The Mist. Something similar to Telekenesis in that it can lift objects and move them, as well as throwing. The Mist is visable to others, allowing them to see it coming, however there is very little they can do about it, a sword would pass through it and magic appears to have no efect against it, though the Mist cannot pass though solid objects and so shield and such like are useful against it.

Once Joseph has gathered all the Rings, they become integrated with him. This, inturn, will augment The Power of the Mist to a level of awesome power, . Though compared with the power The Mist will reach, the rings will be nothing more than trinkets. This is what the main plot will be, his journey to find the remaining rings. And find out who had attempted to kill him and take his revenge.

Joseph has clues to where the other two rings reside, but needs help in reaching them. 'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

[Edited by Dark_Master on Monday, April 1, 2002 1:17 AM]

Kalia_Majere
03/31/2002 6:56 AM

OOC: Just to note this...Miaka herself is only fifteen or sixteen...Her power resides in Water, and the Wind. She carries no rings...as Valefor taught her how to harness her power without the use of any focal point.


Miaka seemed puzzled at the young man's contradictions within himself. She walked up to him slowly. "Forgive me...But Maybe I can be of help...What happened to you?" she asked softly as Valefor glided over to the young man.

Vale stared at the man with bright, green, Jewel-like eyes. Do not fret Human...we mean you no real harm...Forgive me for My actions...I feared that you would harm my Miaka... The little dragon hissed, startling the young man.



OOC2: Oh...Do you have MSN Messenger or AIM? if you do...my email for MSN is PantherMoon_2000@hotmail.com. and my sign in for AIM is Crystalamira. It would be nice to chat with you from time to time :)

Oh, Moons of Mercy, Moons of Light
Guide me in the Darkest Night
Keep me safe from Evil spirit,
send your blessed light to sear it.

Watch the shadows, Watch the lights;
Never shoot till they're in sight.
Hold your rage down, calm your fears
The end comes soon enough for tears

[Edited by Kalia_Majere on Sunday, March 31, 2002 7:00 AM]

Dark_Master
03/31/2002 8:37 AM

OOC:Yeah i have MSN..my e-mail is crashandburnnikon@hotmail.com

BIC: The little dragon gave Joseph a fright. He jumped slightly, but heard the gentleness in its voice. He relaxed somewhat. "I am..Joseph... i was being chased by some men who wanted my head...i killed two of them and let the other go." He inhaled painful and ragged breath "They had killed a..friend...of mine. They thought that he was me..it was my fault...if he hadn't known me..he wouldn't have an arrow in his back!" Again he broke down.

"Sorry.. i don't mean to trouble you with any of this. Please...you had better leave, i don't wish anymore harm upon anyone."'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Kalia_Majere
03/31/2002 4:14 PM

Miaka frowned at Joseph. She crossed her arms and smirked. "stubbon fool...How do you expect to survive if you don't accept help when it presents itself to you?" She asked, her violet eyes bright with indignation. "If it wasn't for Valefor here..I would have died years ago...He took me in when I was abandoned Eleven years ago...I was only four years old..." She hesitated, her voice shaking.

"My parents knew I bore this mark....and Knew that I would have a destined life....But my station...My place in life...it wouldn't allow it....So, as a kindness in their eyes...they abandoned me, left me to Die..." She choked and turned away.

Valefor made a soft clicking sound and flew over to her....Wrapping himself around her shoulders in his customary fashion. Vale turned his head towards Joseph.

I protected this child when no one else would...I raised her...taught her how to harness her powers....how to live as she should..a Proud, Strong, self-sufficient Woman...She may be only fifteen, but she can handle herself better than many humans that I know who are twice her age.

Vale fluttered his wings and Miaka turned back To Joseph.. Her Violet eyes where clear, though still troubled. "I ask you again...I want to help...what can I do?"Oh, Moons of Mercy, Moons of Light
Guide me in the Darkest Night
Keep me safe from Evil spirit,
send your blessed light to sear it.

Watch the shadows, Watch the lights;
Never shoot till they're in sight.
Hold your rage down, calm your fears
The end comes soon enough for tears

starlite4774
03/31/2002 7:45 PM

((OOC: Hi everyone. In an attempt to get back in the game, I am joining. I didn't want to join anything else but this is interesting and I thought I would be the hired "bad" guy. A merc who really doesn't know if his mark is evil or not...not an assassin, though...hmm...

Anyways, I added you to my msn, Dark Master (Hope you don't mind) and my email is starlite4774@hotmail.com if you want to let know what kinda people would be hiring me to find you and, if you want, I can play the holder of the other two Rings. :)))

Nîm-Jolin eyed the man before him, his startling green orbs implying just about anything and everything. The man started back at him and the mercenary saw himself reflected in irises of black.

He was a mess. His face was smudged with dirt, his untamable black hair flowing down over broad shoulder. His robes, holding a faint semblence of once being a vibrant silver, were torn and tattered, stained to a green/brown that served him as make-shift camouflage. His weapon was equally dirty, caked with dried mud. He saw the man glance at it more than once, as few people had the talent--or the will--to use a simple Corrente. The chain link weapon was currently wrapped around Nîm's neck, snaking down to one filthy hand.

He was a mess, and he wouldn't have had it any other way.

He tore himself from that strange reflection and flinched violently towards the man. The man didn't move, though his bodyguards dove forward, then stepped back nervously. One of them muttered something about a "wild bastard".

Nîm didn't blink. He never blinked. His green eyes were often referred to as "creepy" and he liked to amplify the affect by not moving an eye lid.

"So we have a deal?" the man asked suddenly, breaking the nervous silence. Nîm shifted his balance onto one foot and cocked his head as if listening to some disembodied voice. He jumped up and down once, and then twice and then glanced at the man. He hadn't moved, there was no fear nor curiousity in those deep holes that served him by viewing the world. Nîm smiled his approval, a wild grin that stretched his face and made his eyes even wider.

"My Lord, the Almighty, says yes, we have a deal. We will find your Summoner and we will capture these Rings you speak off...for twice the aforementioned price."

Finally, a reaction. The man's face twitched and his hands clenched as if he wished to reach out and trottle the clown before him. But he had heard too many things...

"Agreed," he conceded stiffly. Nîm whooped an eerie shriek that sent the bodyguards diving again as he hugged the man before him.

Laughing, Nîm disengaged the stunned man and walked away.

((OOC: A golden star for Kalia if she can tell me who this is!! :)))sitting in a Honda at lunch
Bri: looks at watch It’s time to go to Chem.
Stac: whining I don’t want to get up…
B: But you have to!
S: Why?
B: Because…life is getting up when you don’t want to.
S: blinks
B: mildly surprised Hey, that’s deep…
S: It is…

Dark_Master
04/01/2002 1:10 AM

OOC:Thats no problem star. I think i'll be a pain and change to powers of the four rings to suit his title better. How about the rings being able to summon different creatures eg: Fire ring able to summon a fire elemental ect. If any you two have any objections please say so. If you want i can make a list of the fifferent beasts i can summon for each ring. 'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Dark_Master
04/01/2002 1:30 AM

Joseph knew that she was right, he had always been a stubborn child and no doubt it would never leave him. "Help?...Ok. But first i should tell you who i am. This mark on my firehead, marks me as The Summoner. Using the Rings of Summoning,of which i only have two" He pulls out the two rings and shows Miaka them. The ring of fire, a single gold band with a ruby in the centre and the ring of stone, a band of silver with an emerald embedded in the middle." With these i can summon beasts of unimaginable power and strenghth. Once i have all four rings, my power will increase to...well i don't really know but something will happen, i know that much."

"Thats why those men were hired to kill me...i have a power that the gods themselves once trembled at, and it is a threat, obviously, to whoever wanted my head." His eyes lowered slightly and he continued "You can help by aiding me in retrieving the remaining two rings, i need them to complete my power and to take revenge on who ever tried to kill me..and for Kanimer's death."'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

starlite4774
04/01/2002 1:56 PM

((OOC: Hm...well, I've never been real big on elementals but now that I think about it, stuff like in FF8 is freakin' awesome...so if you want elementals, that's what you'll get! Sure, send me a list and tell me about who has the other two Rings, if you want me to play him/her.

Damn! If I were sitting next to ya right now, I would have a great response to the "power the gods tremble at" and you're right to weild such for revenge...

*shuts up in a hurry*))

Nîm-Jolin took off through jungles and over plains, tracking his prey. He stopped every so often to spray a bit of gold and silver Dust over the dirt and place an article of the prey's former clothing in the middle. The runes formed an intricate arrow and the human again sped on his way.

He was getting close.

sitting in a Honda at lunch
Bri: looks at watch It’s time to go to Chem.
Stac: whining I don’t want to get up…
B: But you have to!
S: Why?
B: Because…life is getting up when you don’t want to.
S: blinks
B: mildly surprised Hey, that’s deep…
S: It is…

Dark_Master
04/01/2002 11:21 PM

OOC: Yeah sure that's no problem star. If you want to play him thats fine, don't have to ask me, you can make it a her if you wish. I'll send youa list of the creatures he can summon...you as well Kalia.

Just incase you think that he can only summon elementals, he can summon different creatures aswell. Dragons, Golems, elementals etc.'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Kalia_Majere
04/02/2002 11:41 PM

OOC: hehe...Cool!


BIC: Miaka looked at the Ring on Josephs hand. She glanced at Valefor and the little dragon nodded. "Gee...I wonder if this could be a ring similar to the one you wear..." She said showing him the back of her right hand.

Glinting brightly in the sunlight, a ring made of a continuous piece of Sapphire graced her index finger. The Precious stone was carved, the carving depicted water. Miaka closed her eyes and murmured something in an unrecognizable language. The Sapphire ring shimmered and began to glow. Bright blue mists swirled up away from the ring. The mists Coalesced and splashed as though made of water....and from out of the water grew a sinuous form. A small dragon that resembled Valefor stared at Joseph. The little creature was made completely out of water. It gave a little hissing roar and rose into the air. Miaka watched as the little creature made little mock dives. She raised her hand in a thankful salute...then clapped her hands..

The water dragon was gone...all that remained was a fine mist that drifted to the ground. “I can call that dragon in many forms...from one as small as you saw....to the size of an adult Gold Dragon...that was one of the first things that Vale taught me as a child”Oh, Moons of Mercy, Moons of Light
Guide me in the Darkest Night
Keep me safe from Evil spirit,
send your blessed light to sear it.

Watch the shadows, Watch the lights;
Never shoot till they're in sight.
Hold your rage down, calm your fears
The end comes soon enough for tears

starlite4774
04/03/2002 2:42 PM

Nîm Jolin halted instantly, startling a flock of birds whom he proceeded to ignored. He sensed magic...great amounts of magic...similar to the power of the Rings he had been shown...similar, but still subtly different...

It was in the direction of his previous lead and close...he took off again, running with the speed of magical flight.

Seconds later, Nîm was sitting in a leafy tree, silently watching his mark, using magical techniques that would be forever lost when he died to aid his already camflouged clothing. The mark was talking to a woman, a woman with a small dragon...they were close, the mage could tell and he was reminded of...of...

"Of someone lost," he whispered to the pair. She had been good with magical creatures too...

Sighing, he felt the magic fade and threw a bit of golden dust into the wind. It floated lightly towards the pair and a second later, Nîm heard the words, "I can call that dragon in many forms...from one as small as you saw....to the size of an adult Gold Dragon...that was one of the first things that Vale taught me as a child,” and noticed the large sapphire ring.

Two of them? he thought, shocked. Hmmm...perhaps this needs further investigating...and I want that ring. He added with a mental laugh.
Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching on magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Dark_Master
04/05/2002 6:09 AM

Joseph was shocked..she was a Summoner..or something like it...her mark depicted otherwise. "I....I'm.." He couldn't get the words out, so he simply shut it, and smiled at her. "Please...come back to the village, it isn't far or it shouldn't be...i don't think i was running that long." He motioned for Miaka to join him as he started walking towards where he thought the village was.

"Miaka..what were you doing in these woods when you found me..i hope that i am not disturbing any of your own plans?"'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Dark_Master
04/05/2002 6:10 AM

OOC: By the way Kalia..i keep forgetting to mention this...whenever you want to chat on MSN just give us a shout..you to star.'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Kalia_Majere
04/05/2002 2:13 PM

Miaka lowered her eyes. "no...you're not disterbing anything Joseph...I live here in these woods...Valefor raised me about five kilometers east of here...I know these woods like the back of my own hand." she blushed slightly and followed Joseph out of the forest.Oh, Moons of Mercy, Moons of Light
Guide me in the Darkest Night
Keep me safe from Evil spirit,
send your blessed light to sear it.

Watch the shadows, Watch the lights;
Never shoot till they're in sight.
Hold your rage down, calm your fears
The end comes soon enough for tears

starlite4774
04/05/2002 2:36 PM

((OOC: Dark Master, I added ya but you haven't been on when I'm on lately...I have a very set schedual during the week cuz of school but I'm usually on from 3 to about 6pm Central time. On the weekends I'm on later, earlier, you name it. I'll catch ya one of these times... :)))

Nîm followed them, leaping from tree to tree whenever he could. Eventually, as they neared town, he took to the ground, silently stalking the pair...Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching on magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Dark_Master
04/06/2002 7:53 AM

Joseph continued through the woods with Miaka at his side. They cleared the woods and came to the entrance of the village. He stopped suddenly and Miaka had to turn round, his eyes were wide with fear and were fixed on a bloody patch just outside the entrance.

"That was where they had started chasing me...and where they killed Kanimer, his body must have been found and moved...i don't know if i can go in and face them." Fear gripped him What if i have to see the body he trudged on and into the village.

A few people were scurrying, visiting a relative or sick neighbour. One woman stopped and looked at Joseph, she came running towards him. Her skin was ashen, and her eyes red with tears, her grief was fresh, it was Kanimer's mother. "Oh Joseph are you alright boy...we found Kanimer's...b..body outside and feared the worst for you....what happened Joseph...please tell me!!"

Joseph welled up but cleared his throat, "He was shot by someone...a theif i think....an arrow ....his back...." He stopped and gave the old woman a hug. "I'm so sorry Valesh, i couldn't do anything, the thief came after me so i had to run...i lost him in the woods and came across an old friend of mine..Miaka." He looked at the woman, whose face was streaming with tears.

"It is okay Joseph you done what was best, his body is over near the shrine if you want to go see it....may Paladine bless you son." She walked away, a shawl over her head. Joseph turned to Miaka "I had to tell her that, these people do not know that i am the Summoner, and they cannot know. I told her you were a friend to save long explanations, i hope you don't mind."'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Kalia_Majere
04/06/2002 9:44 AM

Miaka shook her head, her long silver gold hair falling around her face. "Nope...no problem at all...I know how it is to be feared." She said as she scanned the skies. Suddenly she was worried about Valefor. Her Violet eyes narrowed.

"I don't know Joseph...but I get the feeling that we're not alone here...and I don't mean the Villiagers..." she said, looking back over her shoulder.Oh, Moons of Mercy, Moons of Light
Guide me in the Darkest Night
Keep me safe from Evil spirit,
send your blessed light to sear it.

Watch the shadows, Watch the lights;
Never shoot till they're in sight.
Hold your rage down, calm your fears
The end comes soon enough for tears

starlite4774
04/06/2002 6:36 PM

Nîm knew that the woman had noticed him, even if she wasn't sure herself. Leaving the shadows, he purposefully started strolling through the streets as if he were in a hurry and in plain sight. Ducking his head, he brushed past the woman, muttering "Sorry" as he hit her shoulder. Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching on magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Dark_Master
04/10/2002 1:42 PM

Joseph wondered what she could mean...who was there, he didn't sense anyone at present. Ignoring the issue for the time being, he turned and walked towards the small shrine....it was more like a temple, but a miniture version of one, where funeral rites and such like were carried out.

He stopped at the entrance and saw Kanimer's body upon the marble slab, covered with a sheet of snowy white. He couldn't go any further and froze where he was....but then a fire kindled within his eyes and he turned and stormed past the people out side the temple and walked into the woods again...anger seethed in him cold and hot at the same time.

He turned to Miaka (assuming she followed me) and said " We are leaving now to find the other rings...i'll gather supplies and stuff...meet me here in an hour" On that he entered the village again and headed for his house. 'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

starlite4774
04/10/2002 2:37 PM

Nîm-Jolin bowed his head and joined the other mourners, glancing at the shrouded man lying on a marble slab. His mark wouldn't go near it, he froze as he did and then walked out...

Nîm shadowed the two, listening discreetly as the mark spoke to the girl. Then the mark began to walk away and he had to decide whether to stay here or...

The girl--he believed he had heard her name to be Miaka--stared after him but didn't follow. Nîm decided to stay with her and stood near in the cool shadow of a building, eyeing her openly. Shaking some of the dirt from his robes and rearranging them so he didn't look like a bum--rather a very capricious stranger to this town--he approached her and tapped her lightly on the shoulder. His expression split into an apologetic smile that was slightly sad after so much mourning, and he gazed straight into her eyes.

"We just wanted to apologize..." he said softly. "For knocking into you earlier..." His emerald eyes widened slightly at her confusion till they were large enough for her to sink into.Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching on magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music.

[Edited by starlite4774 on Thursday, April 11, 2002 2:24 PM]

Kalia_Majere
04/10/2002 9:25 PM

Miaka's violet eyes narrowed...she didn't trust many people....and this man's eyes made her slightly ill at ease. She shrugged.

"Its okay...no problem...it was kind of you to apologize though..." she said, shading her eyes, and searching the sky. The Glint of Gold relvealed Vale. She smiled and waved her arm. The little Fey Dragon, dived, his golden featherd wings folded tightly against his body.

Vale pulled up sharply, and flew over to Miaka's shoulder. There you are! I've been looking for you!....I was right Mia... vale faltered as his emerald eyes locked onto Nim.

so...I see you have met the one who was following us earlier.... Vale said, ruffling his feathers.

Miaka's eyes widened, and she took a step back from the man. her hand dropped to her side, and her bow fell from her shoulder, down to her waiting hand. she made no further move...but stared at the man intently.

"who are you?" she asked, her violet eyes glittered coldly.Oh, Moons of Mercy, Moons of Light
Guide me in the Darkest Night
Keep me safe from Evil spirit,
send your blessed light to sear it.

Watch the shadows, Watch the lights;
Never shoot till they're in sight.
Hold your rage down, calm your fears
The end comes soon enough for tears

starlite4774
04/11/2002 2:19 PM

Nîm-Jolin glanced at the fey dragon, no surprise registering in his emerald eyes even as they mirrored the tiny creature's own. He had grown up with magical beings such as this one and was slightly annoyed that he hadn't noticed the dragon--and that the dragon had noticed him. It was appallingly obvious that the two were communicating, which was a good sign. He shrugged inwardly.

Not moving from where he stood, the man bowed deeply to the girl. He made no move to take his weapon from around his own neck and ignored her bow. "Forgive us. We are called Nîm-Jolin. We are assassins at the moment. These things come and go." Seeing her eyes widen even more, he smiled and stuck out his hand. It was dirty but delicate, with the slender fingers of a mage. He let it hang in the air, seemingly not caring if she shook it or not. "Do not worry," he added lightly. "You are not our mark."

Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching on magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Kalia_Majere
04/12/2002 12:29 AM

Miaka was startled at this mans' boldness. Her hand trembled, but she shook his firmly. "I don't understand...." she murmered softly, her free hand cleching tightly around the sapphire ring.

Valefor curled around her shoulders, his Golden feathered wings held out for balance. He held Nim-Jolin in his gaze, his small emerald eyes never wavered. "our? we? who else is with you?" she asked, her eyes narrow."I wanted to save the world...." the Unicorn said, the light fading from her horn.

The Darkness smiled around her..."It is enough to save yourself..."

starlite4774
04/12/2002 2:05 PM

Nîm just smiled at her and rolled his emerald eyes towards the heavens. Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching on magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Dark_Master
04/14/2002 3:14 AM

Joseph returned to the woods and waited for Miaka. He carried a bag of food and two water skins already full. Strapped across his back was a simple wooden pole. He didn't have any horses but that wouldn't be a problem for them, he pulled out the fire ring and slipped it on.'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Kalia_Majere
04/15/2002 10:12 AM

Miaka stared at Nim for a long moment...Then looked up at the sky, noting the sun's position. She blinked and took a step backwards. "Excuse me...." she mumbled, bowing slightly at Nim. She turned, her cloak swirling around her. She jogged of towards the woods.

As she ran, she picked up speed, running as fast and as nimbly as a deer. Her mind raced as fast as her feet did. Who was that? and If I wasn't a target...then why bother talk to me? She shook her head, her long silvery gold hair trailing behind her.

Vale flew on beside her...his golden feathers and scales shimmering brightly in the sunlight. "All I kno is that I don't Trust him...." she muttered, running to where she promised to Meet Joseph."I wanted to save the world...." the Unicorn said, the light fading from her horn.

The Darkness smiled around her..."It is enough to save yourself..."

starlite4774
04/15/2002 1:26 PM

"You don't have to trust us," Nîm said cheerfully from just to the back and right of Miaka. He ran easily along with the girl, his long legs giving him a distinct advantage over her, not to mention how at ease he was with the forest. If anything, he had been handicapped in the city...he hadn't slept indoors since...

His steps were silent, though he was rather surprised that she hadn't expected him to follow and kept an eye on him. Maybe she thought if she lost sight of him, he would disappeared, he mused.

The forest molded around his feet as he kept up the easy "chase". His emerald eyes bore into her back and he never stopped grinning.Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms munching on magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

thistledown
04/16/2002 8:35 AM

Hidden in the trees of the forest, a pair of eyes watched Nim and Miaka running along, and considered what to do.The sword, it thirsts to drink of man.
The sword, at last must win.
Today is gone, and yesterday,
Must echo in the wind.

Kalia_Majere
04/28/2002 7:17 AM

Miaka frowned, and continued to run...Abruptly, with the speed of a stag, she changed direction...heading west. She made a quick slashing motion...and She changed direction again, and Valefor went the opposite way.

Vale flew back to find Joseph..He reached the summoner and landed on his shoulder Miaka may be in some trouble friend...She acted on her instincts with a newcomer...he claims to be an assasin...and she fears that his targed is you Joseph.... came Valefor's voice as the little golden dragon stared unblinkingly at Joseph.Storms Do not respond to heartfelt pleas
all the words of man cannot calm the seas.
Nature-Always Beneficent And Cruel-
will not change for a wise man or a fool

Dark_Master
04/28/2002 7:44 AM

Joseph ponderd the birds words for a brief moment. An assassin...well i'm not that surprised Whoever wanted him dead was obviously still attempting to do so.

"Take me to her Valefor" The bird appeared to consider this and then took flight....Jospeh followed. Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

Kalia_Majere
04/28/2002 7:51 AM

OOC: hiya Dark...Just to let you know..I am at work right now and can't log into MSN...If you can...meet me in smsn Aroudn Four pm EST USA...


BIC: Valefor Flew on...The little dragon was as fast as a falcon. He twisted and turned to avoid trees, and branches. Finally he halted, landing on a Branch high above.

There she is... Vale said softly pointing her out with a claw. Miaka crouched low beneath a cover of branches and leaves. She sat motionless, Her Green cloak making her nearly invisible with the surrounding foliage.Storms Do not respond to heartfelt pleas
all the words of man cannot calm the seas.
Nature-Always Beneficent And Cruel-
will not change for a wise man or a fool

Dark_Master
04/28/2002 9:04 AM

OOC: Ok Kalia...but i live in scotland so i will try figure out the time difference...i think it is roughly 6 or 8 hours.

BIC: Joseph crept beside her and knelt down low. "Who is it that is following you....Valefor said that some guy said he was an assassin...are you alright?" Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

Kalia_Majere
04/28/2002 9:19 AM

OOC: Sorry...my fault...it's noon here now...I'll be home in roughly four hours.


BIC: Miaka looked at Joseph and nodded slightly. She says that she is fine...the assasin identified himself as Nim, and told her he was an assasin...He even was bold enough to tell her that she wasn't his target. came Valefor's mental reply to Miaka's silence.Storms Do not respond to heartfelt pleas
all the words of man cannot calm the seas.
Nature-Always Beneficent And Cruel-
will not change for a wise man or a fool

starlite4774
04/28/2002 1:11 PM

A loud crunch rolled through the forest. Nîm blinked at the sweetness of the apple and then took another big bite.

The assassin was leaning against a large birch, munching on his lunch. He was in full view of Miaka's "hiding" place, though he kept his back to it as to not make the girl overly-nervous.

She had done exactly as Nîm could have hoped. She was fast and clever, sending her pet to get Joseph rather than doing it herself. Now they were in the same place and she had undoubtedly told him of her belief that he was being hunted.

You see, that's what seperates me from you... he thought absently at any real assassins out there. Swift, silent and deadly but without honor...no, not honor. Nîm cared not for honor. Challenge. Personal challenge. The best people he knew who happened to be assassins were those who confronted their targets outright way ahead of the actual killing.

After all, everyone should have a chance to show their worth before they die for their worse.

Taking another loud bite, Nîm chewed thoughtfully for a moment and then threw the core away. Reaching down, he grabbed at the dirt and smeared it onto his robes, covering the small glimmers of silver that had started to show through.

He was slow and thorough about his work. He did have all day even if he doubted the three would want to stay in the bushes for that long.

((OOC: I've got an image of this like a horror movie, where the bad guy just keeps turning up...it fits to me but if you think Nîm is acting too...powerful, let me know. :)))Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms munching on magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Dark_Master
04/29/2002 8:45 AM

Joesph became frustrated....he was being intimidate by yet another adult...he wouldn't stand for it any longer. Jumping up...he heard their gasps but choose to ignore them.

He walked over to the stranger. "Who are you? Is it me you want...well just to let you know i won't be taken easy....nither will she." He gestured towards Miaka.

"Who is it that hired you....i want to know!!" Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

Kalia_Majere
04/29/2002 11:34 AM

Miaka's Violet eyes widened at Joseph's outburst...but she wouldn't fail him. She stood, and faced Nim. She reached up and tore the circlet from her head...revealing the mark on her forhead. She could feel her power grow and swell, like a tide on the ocean.

Valefor rested on Miaka's shoulder, his claws clenching tightly to the leather vest she wore over the silk tunic.Storms Do not respond to heartfelt pleas
all the words of man cannot calm the seas.
Nature-Always Beneficent And Cruel-
will not change for a wise man or a fool

starlite4774
04/29/2002 5:45 PM

Nîm-Jolin blinked at the two who now stood before him, their eyes smouldering. Reaching up a hand, he realized he had finished his apple.

Aww...damn, he thought. Flicking his wrist, the mage conjured up another apple--a smooth red one--and took a big bite. Juice exploded from the delicious apple and he grinned.

"Want one?" he asked them between bites. "We can make more easily."

The two just glared at him. Nîm shrugged and leaned against the tree. "You flatter yourself. What makes you think we have any interest in you? And you..." he turned to Miaka. "Why are you so quick to assume? Know you no one else?"

He grinned at how he had managed not to trip over the awkward words. It was fun, doing that.

"Think of us as a shadow for now for where she goes..." he pointed. "we go. Feel free to test the limits of this, as we have grown rather bored lately..." he paused for effect. "You have some dirt on your forehead," he told Miaka, deadpan.

Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms munching on magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

[Edited by starlite4774 on Monday, April 29, 2002 5:49 PM]

Dark_Master
04/30/2002 3:20 AM

Joesph was confused....he wasn't the 'target'...who was then...he didn't think that it was Miaka ither....but who. Tendrils of grey mist surrounded him....he was growing tired of the mans avoidance.

"Who sent you then...if nither of us are your target then who is?" Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

starlite4774
05/03/2002 1:48 PM

Nîm just shrugged and gave Joseph a wild smile. "None of your business."Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms munching on magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Dark_Master
05/03/2002 2:40 PM

Joseph simply glared at the man...he was infuriated bu his calm exterior. "Well....seeing as you won't tell me...perhaps i should just force you?" Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

starlite4774
05/05/2002 3:35 PM

Nîm shrugged again but this time he didn't smile. His path was being set by the movements of this man and the man was failing miserably.

"Go for it."Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms munching on magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

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