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Dark_Master
05/18/2002 2:28 PM

Stephan sat beside the fire, tears dripping down his cheeks, dripping from a black eye and running over a bruised cheek. His side hurt badly....it was probably a cracked rib.....the first one still hadn't fully healed. His latest beating had only made it worse. As if he didn't get enough abuse from school but his father had to start on him as soon as he had arrived home.

'You disgust me....stupid boy' had been his fathers favourite phrase during his beatings. They were becoming more and more frequent, as did the drinking. After work his father would hurry on down to the Inn and come staggering home.....if Stephan was lucky the man would simply pass out...which was the case most of the time anyway...so it spared him hiding.

His father had stopped speaking to him after his mothers death 2 years ago. But it was the recent discoveries that provoked him to hitting his son.

However...he nursed his wounds waited for his father to come home from the inn...there was a soft tap at the window....it startled him. He got up walked over to the window....it was Tobyus. Stephan opened the window and he climbed in. "Is he here?" Tobyus asked. "No...but you can't stay he'll be back soon....if he caught you here he would try and kill you.....i don't want him knowing of my powers.....it would only infuriate him more."

"Use them on him...i hate what he does to you....why do you let him away with it?" He stroked Stephan's cheek...who in turn flinched with the pain. "I can't...he's still my Da'.....i couldn't do that to him....mother wouldn't have wished me to. Besides Sahra's upstairs....she got scared as usual and is crying in her room. She is confused....she's too young to understand why he's hitting me. Please just go..he'll be ba...."

Just then this father burst in the door and glared at Tobyus...."YOU!! I'll kill you..y..you freak!!" His father ran at the both....however was stopped mid way and fell flat on his face.....two daggers jutted from his back and a cloaked figure stood in the doorway. The night sky behind him. "Where's the girl." The voice was cold but smooth. "Wh..what?" Both young men stood there staring at the dead corpse.

"The girl....Sahra...where is she? Tell me boy or you both die."

"No...what do you want with her....." It was obviously the wrong answer. A small ball was thrown by the stranger and a cloud of smoke filled the room.....Stephan through balls of mental force towards the door....he heard it shatter the wood. But no screams followed.....the figure had gone....Sahra!! he thought. Running up stairs he heard a high pitched scream....but as he entred her room...she was gone.

Stephan sanked to his knees and screamed. "SAHRA!! NO!!.....no." Tobyus was right behind him. "We'll find her....don't worry....come on....we need to get help...." He helped Stephan up and down the stairs....they looked at the dead body of the father turned druken brute and walked outside. They headed for the sheriff's office.....but Stephan stopped...."You go ahead...i need to get something from the house...."

"You sure you'll be ok....i could come with you..."

"No you go on ahead...." He turned and headed back to the house. Entering it...the body was still there.....he ignored it and picked up his wooden staff-pole. It was his only weapon.....no swords resided in the house. Walking up stairs he passed Sahra's room and entered his. He changed into a pair of black leather breeches and a loose black shirt. Clipping a cloak around his neck....he descended the stairs and walked bakc out in to the night air.

Tobyus rounded the corner...."What are you doing?" "I'm leaving to find her...and no you can't come."

"B...but..you can't go....how will you find her....you don't know where she is." Tobyus was getting worried...it showed in his eyes. "Thank you for pointing out the obvious. I'll find a way of finding her.....don't worry i won't get hurt....i have my powers...and the pole....you know i'm good at fighting with it. I'll be back as soon as i can....once i have found her. Ok?"

"I suppose....just be careful...." The two embraced for a short moment and the Stephan turned and left.....blending in with the darkness. He headed along the main road.....only two bags full of steel that was his fathers..around his belt.


DISCLAIMER Please note that my character is not meant to offend anyone, if it does please accept my apologies. 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.....

Dark_Master
05/19/2002 1:51 AM

Stephan continued to travel along the dusty road. He was dreadfully tired by the time dawn came. But he wouldn't stop. His only hope was that he would meet someone along the road who was willing to help for a few steel pieces....he ha enough on him to last him a while at least.....he could always find work if he had to.

A soft rustling passed his ears...the undergrowth at the side of the road stirred slightly. Fear clutched Stephan.....he never had to use his powers against anyone before...he was scared incase they weren't enough.....he had heard bandits often prayed upon seemingly defenseless bypassers.

Well this is one kid you aren't going to rob easily

A ball of concussive energy wavered in his hand...


OOC: Stephan is roughly 19 years old and has telekinetic powers.....the depths of which he has yet to discover. 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.....

Dark_Master
05/19/2002 12:14 PM

The rustling stopped and a small rabbit hopped out into view. Stephan sighed heavily in relief. He withdrew his power and stood up straight. However as he turned...a club swung at his head. It was an insticnt he had developed, and just as the club was mere centimeters from his face....he surrounded himself in a telekinietic bubble. However the club was too close...it smacked into the bubble but it had alot of power behind it....he staggered back and fell to the ground....seeing stars.

A dark figure loomed over him....he squinted his eyes to see the person. It wasn't just one person but three.....

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.....

Mr_Josh
05/20/2002 12:52 AM

OOC:Would you mind if i join

Dark_Master
05/20/2002 8:28 AM

OOC: Yeah sure thats cool. Just say a bit about your character.....

BIC: Stephan shook with fear....three of them....one would have been enough....."Well well well.....look what we have here boys.....a kid....with a couple o' bags of steel.....here let me take those for you....they must be heavy for a runt like you to carry all by yourself."

Stephan hated being called a kid.....especially when this man seemed only a few years his senior. "I am not a kid....and i will be keeping my steel.....thanks for the offer though." Stephan grabbed the pole and rammed it into the mans mid-rift. He clutched his stomach and moaned slightly. He jumped up off the ground and swung the pole...slamming it against the mans face....while adding a little TK to it....it sent the man reeling across the road and into the undergrowth....he lay unmoving.

The other two unsheathed swords, Stephan frowned, and the swords bent and snapped. Sweat was running down him.....the fear turned to rage.....he thought of Sahra.....his brow wrinkled again, this time more deeply and the two thieves, as though they had been slammed with a fist in the chest, were sent flying backwards....one into the trunk of a tree and the other into a deep burn running along the side of the road.

He turned and leaned on his pole. Sweat poured down him.....he had never used his power the likes of that before and it had tired him greatly. He decided to stop at the next village or town and rest.....if there was none...he would sleep under the stars. 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.....

Dark_Master
05/20/2002 9:23 AM

The road had been devoid of any other incidents.....not only that but also other travellers. Needless to say...although tired....he was bored. Luckily he had spotted a small village and decided to stop for a rest.....dusk was setting in by the time he reached it and so he headed for the nearest Inn.

Walking in through the door the smell of ale and sweat hung pungently in the air. About four dozen people were currently in the Inn. He hadn't even looked at the name of the Inn. 'The Snoozing Cat'. Stephan walked over to the bar....not many of the locals bothered to look at him....I doubt they consider a 'kid' any trouble....thank the Gods.

The Inn Keeper looked rather respectable.....he had snowy ehite hair and an apron....stained in only a few spots. His brown focused on the youth nearing the bar.

"Excuse me sir....do you have any spare rooms for the night...."

The Inn Keep nodded. "Aye we do....a steel for two nights....including breakfast and dinner."

"Thank you...." Stephan handed the man a steel....he only intended to stay one night....but the prospect of a meal and bed was welcoming. The bar keep showed him up a flight of stairs.....the sounds of love making came from a few rooms......red stained his cheeks.....he reached his room and thanked the man...."I'll have yer dinner sent up to ya." With that the bar keep turned and closed the door behind him.

Stephan sanked onto the bed and fell asleep 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
05/20/2002 9:30 AM

Jury layed a halting hand on Coal's shoulder. The Black battle stallion halted immeadiately. She heard skuffling noises, and a girls voice crying. Jury slid off Coal's back and pulled the hood of her cloak up and over her head.

Lunitari's light formed red and violet shadows on the ground...her black cloak and clothing hid her easily. She eased forward slowly...her years living in the streets of sanction taught her well of caution. She heard voices yelling and heard someone cry out. She caught sight of a man striking a child. About eight or so. The girl had long red-gold hair and bright green eyes. Tears and dirt stained the child cheeks.

Jury's hand clenched tightly on her daggers. Miki She called soflty and a soft rustle of wings greeted her. The black magpie landed easily on her knee. Get Coal out of here...and then come back....this could be fun. Miki nodded once and flew off, changing to his true form and guided the stallion to a more secure place.

Jury raised her bow, and pulled out one of the arrows. She kept a hodgepoge grouping of arrows...no two where the same. Each was marked differently. She stood slowly, knowing that none was looking her way, and contentrated on the horses hitched to a wagon. In seconds, she had undone the hitch, and caused the horses to panic.

The men turned to chase the horses. as they turned, she drew her bow, and let loose a single arrow. The closest man fell, the arrow buried deep in his back. The other men turned and began to shout. Quickly Jury Climbed the Ancient Pine behind her, watching as the men below her scattered and scuriied to find her. She smiled and stifled her laugh. Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

[Edited by Kalia_Majere on Monday, May 20, 2002 9:32 AM]

Dark_Master
05/20/2002 9:52 AM

Stephan was awoken by a knock at the door. He crept off the bed and opened the door.....a girl stood there with a tray of food and a mug of ale. She handed them to him.....he placed the the tray on the bed and took out two coppers....he handed them to the girl who nodded in thanks.

"Harold says that if you want.....there are some women here...if you are wanting any company tonight....." She didn't blush...but he did...." Emm...well...you see........it doesn't matter...no thanks i won't be needing anyone tonight."

She gave him a strange look....shrugged her shoulders and left without another word.....his cheeks still burned.....Tobyus would have laughed at him.

He picked up the tray....sat on the bed and began eating his dinner.

Suddenly...something familiar overcame him.....a weird sensation tumbled through his head......then a name fell out....Sahra

It was her....he could feel her....she was near by......he jumped off the bed. The door swung open before he got to it and he walked through it. His cape and pole were still in the room. As where his money pouches. Racing downstairs he ran past the barmaids and Inn Keeper....who had shouted after him asking if there was something wrong with the meal....Stephan hadn't answered.

Exiting into the night air.....Stephan stopped and looked around him. He turned right and ran as fast as he could.....several fences and gates blocked him as he ran towards the forest. He hurled them easily. The forest enhanced the darkness around him. He could feel Sahra.

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
05/20/2002 3:30 PM

Sahra sniffed loudly and brushed a hand across her tear stained cheeks. These men were scaring her and all she wanted to do was go home! Where was Stephan? He could make it all better...

The nearest man turned and sneered at her and the young child felt fresh tears run from her verdant eyes. She was cold and hungry and her hair was dirty...

A frustrated anger welled up into the child until she felt like pounding something with her little fists. She turned then, almost instinctively, and stared into the eyes of the sneering man before declaring loudly, "I want to go home!! Home, home, home!!"

The man stared at her without blinking and Sahra pushed her luck. "Take me home...right now...and everything will be okay..."

SMACK!

"Stop that, you little bitch!"

The sneering man blinked and then stood up angrily. But the man who had struck her was there, towering over her...Sahra cowered, hiding her face in her arms and sobbing. The man grabbed her hair and pulled her upwards.

"Now bitch...see that stick? Make it dance! NOW!"

Sahra stared at the stick and sobbed harder. Her hair hurt and now she had a headache from crying. She didn't know what he wanted...she cried out for her mother.

The man started to shout again but a panicked yell ran through the camp first. The horses had come loose and soon after, one of the men dropped down to the ground and was still. Sahra heard orders given out and then she was being dragged towards the wagon. She whimpered softly and tried to pull away but the hand on her wrist tighted, almost crushing the bone. The child fell silent and gave in. 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
05/21/2002 1:48 AM

OOC:Shall we just say that there is quite a few 'baddies' here?

Stephan heard alot of shouting and cursing. He followed the sounds and came across a small camp. Horses ran wild and men lay on the ground unmoving...arrows jutted from their backs or chests. Something caught his eye....Sahra. He stood dumb founded. Her hair was matted and dirty....her cheeks stained with tears and dirt....a bruised cheek at that.

Rage boiled up in him....he shook with anger....no words could pass his lips. Fists at his side, the ground cracked beneath him, his eyes took on a purpleish tint. His hair waved as though a slight breeze were passing by, but no wind stirred. A surge of power ran through him.

Two of the men noticed him, thinking that he was the cause of the chaos, they ran at him swords unsheathed. Stephan looked at them and raised a hand. Their swords were pulled out tof their hands and turned around to impale their owners in the chest. Both men staggered backwards, blood poured from their wounds. They both fell.

Turning in Sahra's direction, he headed towards her....he was already getting tired. Others charged him, but were either sent reeling through the air or beaten with fists of mental force until they were but bloody corpses lying on the ground. He eventually reached her....arrows were still plummeting from the trees, each finding a target...."Let go of her ....now!"

He stared the man in the eyes, but his vison was wavering.....he had never used his power this extensively before and the effects drained him severly. 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.....

Katyr
05/21/2002 5:15 AM

Brightstar wavered in and out of consciousness. She had been beaten quite severely when she had refused to do as she was ordered and now, she was strung up by her wrists to a wooden beam in a makeshift prison tent.

She was about to pass out when the sound of men shouting and horses in distress reached her. The plainswoman snapped back to reality immediatley and listened to the commotion outside. she craned her neck until she could see through a small tear in the canvas wall. Through the tear she saw men running around wildly, some in panic, others trying to catch the terrified horses. She heard the thud of an arrow and the death cry that followed as one of the men collapsed outside the tent. Her keen eyes spied the short sword strapped to the man's waist.

This was her chance!

She strained against her bonds with all her strength. The crude leather thong cut deeply into her flesh, and she had to bite her lip to stop crying out from the excrutiating pain. She stopped trying when the pain almost made her pass out again and it was then that she heard the young girls cries.

She had seen the girl when they had brought her into the camp earlier. Brightstar's heart had ached for her, she was so young and obviously terrified. Later, Brightstar had wept as she listened to the girl's cries as she was interrogated and beaten just as she had been for the last three days.

Brightstar hung from the beam defeated, blood ran smoothly down her tanned and dirty arms. She was too weak to free herself due to the beatings and lack of food. She prayed to her god that whoever was attacking the camp would find her, She kept praying till the pain and exhaustion consumed her.

Dark_Master
05/21/2002 6:36 AM

Stephan attempted to release the mans grip on Sahra's arm....but he had expended himself to much....and the man brought the hilt of his sword crashing over his head. Stephan slumped to the ground.....he heard Sahra scream.....they needed help. 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
05/21/2002 10:34 AM

OOC: hehe...I take it that's my cue? lol

BIC: Jury watched as the man did as much damage as he could....but when it came to saving the girl...he used all of his meager reserves. "Fool" She muttered, and locked another arrow in her bow. Miki sat in a branch above her. His black plumage seemed to glow in Lunitari's light. She whispered something softly to the huge bird. The phoenix nodded gravely. and softly began to sing.

The song wafted through the camp, everyone froze. They looked around in wonder, searching for the source of the voice. Jury dropped soundlessly to the ground, using her power to soften her landing. She stood and let loose her arrow. The man who held the girl fell without another sound.

Hoping that she could keep her mind occupied in several places at once, she sheilded the fallen man and the child. Miki flew down, the black Phoenix caused many of the men to stare in awe. Miki landed at Stephan's side, and rested his elegant head on sephan's shoulder. The song continued, causing mild confusion amung the kidnappers, allowing jury to cause more damage than usual. when only a handful remaind, they fled.

Jury watched them fade into the night, just as Solinari cleared the eastern horizon. She turned, the silver light mixing with red casting purple shadows everywhere. She walked over the the fallen man, and checked for his pulse. she turned at the sound of the girl sobbing. "Its alright now...You'll be fine...What's your name? Do you know this young man?" she asked, as Miki raised his head and his song stopped.Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
05/21/2002 2:31 PM

OOC: Just thought i would set the stage for you....

BIC: Stephan drifted into a strange dream.....Toby was there, he was saying something strange....about Sahra.....''Dangerous....her mind.... dangerous''.....he kept repeating it....over and over.

Stephan walked up to him...he put a hand on his shoulder.....Toby turned round.....his face was a picture of torment.....great welts and slashes marred his skin.....his body was broken and bleeding.....he opened his mounth and screamed..... a black pit let out a horrible blood curdling scream that pierced Stephans mind....

He stirred slightly...his body was still too exhausted to fully awake from the strange nightmare. 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
05/21/2002 3:28 PM

((OOC: When did Miki become a black phoenix?))

Sahra stared up at the woman who was kneeling before her brother, her sobbing ceased and her face was the picture of astonishment when she saw the beatiful bird that accompanied this...this...

The young girl hurt. Her arm hurt, her face hurt and her eyes hurt. She had screamed when Stephan had come at her...she had never seen him look that way and it had frightened her terribly...

But now this...this...she was here and everything was okay. Sahra's child-like logic ran through the events once again and concluded that this was an angel sent to save her and her brother from those evil men.

The child blinked and then threw herself into the angel's arms. She didn't cry, merely held on as tight as her small arms could manage--enough to thwart the angel's first attempts to push her off.

"I-I-I'm Sahra!" she said after a moment, her teeth rattling through her small head. She glanced down at Stephan. "That's my brother. A-a-are you going to make him all better?"

Not waiting for an answer, the child--still clinging to the angel's neck with all her might--tilted her head towards a strange sound. It was coming from the tent. The child cocked her head the other way and waited for her mind to unravel this mystery. The other woman. The bad men had hurt her...was she in the tent?

A small rustle ran through a nearby bush. Jury leapt up at once but Sahra--letting go of her neck so quickly she sent the other off balance--got there first. It was one of the bad men...the little one. He had given her bread once...

His eyes were trained on Jury and wide with terror. He hadn't been involved in the fighting or the torture but been knocked out with the rest. Now he wanted very badly to explain to the furious woman but the words wouldn't come.

Something tugged at his pants. He jumped and looked down into the bright eyes of the child. Oh, how they shown...like two tiny jewels, they made his fear vanish, his pain...

He would do anything for those eyes, anything at all. She was so soft and beautiful...such a wise child...

A small smile split her young face and the bandit felt as if he would melt with pleasure. She was smiling for him...him!...the most unworthy, the most low...

"The woman in the tent," she said, her voice like bells, her eyes shining till he saw nothing else. "Would you go untie her for me? Would you, pretty please?"

The bandit practically fell over himself as he raced towards the tent and untied the unconscious woman as fast as he could. He had to get back to her, had to see those eyes and then the pain would be gone again. He carried the limp woman carefully back to the child and then set her down before Sahra. The child smiled and the man exploded into a smile of his own.

"You know what you're going to do now? Now we are going to play a game," she said happily, her eyes glittering. "You're going to go find those bad men and keep them from doing bad things forever and ever...and if you do that, I will come visit you whenever I can. Will you do that for me?"

The bandit hesitated slightly. "But when will I see you again?" he asked, biting his lip with worry. His gaze never left hers.

"Soon," she giggled. "And the sooner you find them and keep them from doing bad things...the sooner I will come to you!" She laughed and the man smiled before running away into the forest as fast as his legs could carry him.

The child turned back to Jury and her brother, glancing down at the unconscious woman. The unnatural glow was gone from her eyes and she was once again tired and hurt. She managed to look hopefully at Jury before collasping besides her brother and whispering, "You're going to make them all better now?"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.

Katyr
05/21/2002 5:25 PM

Brightstar lay on the cool wet ground. Her body was free of its binds, and it was this freedom that strengthened her. She moved slightly and opened her eyes. Her vision was blurred at first but then it focused clearly on a large bird looking directly at her. She instinctively rolled backwards and went for her dagger, which wasn't there. She sat on her haunches, breathing deeply. She looked around at the others then saw the young girl. She thanked the gods when she saw she was alive and well.

Brightstar looked to the woman who stood protectively over the girl and the body of a young man. She saw the bow strapped to her back and reasoned that this was her saviour "What has happened?, Where did you come from?" she asked the stranger, her voice dry and raspy from lack of water.

Kalia_Majere
05/21/2002 10:40 PM

Jury looked up at the other woman. She smiled gently at Sahra and nodded. Miki hopped over to her knee, and jury gently stroked the phoenix's cheeks. Thick pearly tears where immediately shed. Three large tears fell into Jury's waiting hand. She cupped her hand and held the liquid gingerly...lothe to spill any. She shifted and raised the man's shoulders up. His head tilted back, and his mouth opened slightly. She tipped her fingertips and the liquid slipped into his mouth.

To Jury's relief, the man swallowed without choking. "There...that should heal him. What about you little one...are you alright?" she asked softly. She gathered thre more tears from Miki and walked over to BrightStar. "I am Jury Misato Stargazer. I just happened accross this group...I don't like kidnappers." she hissed the last four words. She held out her hand to Brightstar so that the woman would cup her hand under hers. "Go ahead. I don't think you might have seen a Phoenix before...especially a black one, but their tears are magical...and will heal most wounds."

She turned and walked back to Sahra. "what did they want with you?" she aksed softly as she waited for Stephan to wake.Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Katyr
05/22/2002 7:21 AM

(ooc: Dark Master, I don't know if you have a set storyline for this or not, I hope the following doesn't affect it. If so let me know :) )

(bic) Brightstar felt a tingling sensation as the Phoenix tears worked through her body, strengthening and healing it. She stood up when Jury asked Sahra the question.

"I don't know what exactly they wanted with the girl but I do know that this band has been rampaging across Krynn kidnapping children for the past month or so."
she looked at the ground not wanting to show the pain in her face, quietly she spoke "Last week they came into my village and stole my younger brother from me." she was silent for a bit then she composed herself and looked at Jury "I tracked them to this camp and waited till nightfall before I crept in to find my brother."
"They caught me, beat me and strung me up in that tent." Brightstar held out her wrists to show them the cuts from her bindings, she stared incredulously at the smooth skin restored by the Phoenix tears. Jury smiled knowingly and urged her to keep telling her story. "I know that my brother is no longer in this camp , when they were interrogating me one of the men taunted me by saying I would never see him again, that he was with the Master now. I don't even know if he is alive anymore!" she turned away ashamed of herself "I failed him..."


(ooc: Introduction time. Brightstar is 19 and of the Que-shu tribe. She is the guardian of her brother after a plague took the lives of both her parents. she has light brown hair and the signatory tanned skin of plainsmen. She wears the usual doeskin get-up and carries a small flint dagger and hunting bow. She is not a warrior but she can out hunt, out track and sometimes out wrestle most of the men in her tribe. She has been made stronger by having to fill in both her parents roles but her knowledge of the outside world is limited.)

Dark_Master
05/22/2002 9:44 AM

OOC: It fits in nicely....you must have read my mind or something.....

BIC: Stephan awoke suddenly....he sat up sharply and took a moment to survey his surroundings. Sahra was there.....she was safe.....relief washed over him....he pulled her to him and hugged her tightly to make sure that she was real. She was....he looked at her ....." Sahra...i'm soo sorry....i shouldn't have let him take you...i could have stopped him had i been stronger and faster....can you forgive me?"

He looked up at the woman....then at the strange bird and the barbarian women....."Who was it that saved us?" The woman with the bow nodded...." I thank you greatly...can i repay you in someway?"

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
05/22/2002 12:07 PM

Jury quickly averted her eyes, and shook her head. "No need....I just don't like bullies." she muttered, then she looked at him, her emerald green eyes locked onto his. As he stared, locked into a staring contest of wills, he noted her green eyes had amber and gold flecks within their depths.

"One thing though....that is an interesting power you have there...Pity it is untrained...." she said, and stood. She brought her hand to her lips and whistled. The black phoenix polymorphed and settled on her shoulder in his acustomary place...as a magpie. All turned as they saw the black battle stallion canter easily into the clearing.

She turned and looked at the small group again. "Maybe it would be best if we could talk this over in less conpicious surroundings. She held her hand out to Sahra and lifted the child up into Coal's saddle. She turned to the campfire and as if to illustrate her point to stephan, waved her hand at it. The fire suddenly guttered, and spat...then was extinguished all together.

"Shall we?" she asked, holding her hand out to Stephan.Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
05/22/2002 1:39 PM

Stephan accepted the womans hand...."I have lodging in the Inn nearby....we can talk there ...." He regarded her...she had power....he wondered if it was simialr to his....perhaps it was magic.....he snapped back into reality.

"E...excuse but...how did you do that....snuff out the fire i mean..." 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
05/22/2002 2:30 PM

Sahra smiled at the woman and said that she didn't know why those bad man had taken her...but everything was all right now. Her curious eyes kept going to the phoenix and she longed to pet the pretty birdy...

But then Stephan was awake and the rest of the world fled. Sahra hugged her brother tightly, cheerful tears running down her cheeks. She listened to what he had to say and then burst out that of course she forgave him! She then proceeded to, as children do, tell him everything that had happened in one breath.

A moment later the child was being helped up into the saddle of a wonderfully black horse. Her wide eyes took in the creature and the magpie...which, somehow, was no less interesting now than as a phoenix. Sahra giggled softly and took in everything she could, wanting to have it for her own...

She glanced at Stephan, smiling, seemingly having forgot the pain that had once been. Her brother smiled back, knowingly. He knew perfectly well what her expression meant...she had found something she wanted. And Sahra always seemed to get what she wanted...

"Stephan," she started quietly, as if sharing a secret. "There were other children, Stephan...one little boy, he made pretty colors with his hands! The bad men kept calling it 'telapy' or something...they yelled at me to move sticks a lot! I can't move sticks without touching them, Stephan," she added solemnly.

Looking back, she smiled at the woman. "And then she came and made everything all better!" The child smiled and twisted in her seat, giving Jury a hug.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
05/22/2002 2:41 PM

Stephan frowned at the news his sister parted with them...."We'll talk about it when we reach the Inn....." He looked to the woman...."Perhaps you could tell me about your power.....i am interested in it."

"I'll walk to the Inn..."He turned to the barbarian...."You can ride upon the horse....i'll walk...."

He turned and walks in the direction of the village. 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.....

Katyr
05/22/2002 5:29 PM

Brightstar smiled in thanks of Stephan's gesture "Thankyou but I want to walk, after being tied up for so long my body aches and the exercise will do it good." she bent down and retrieved a short sword from a corpse and tied it to her waist, she then followed the others.

Kalia_Majere
05/22/2002 9:30 PM

Jury smiled at stephan, a wistful look in her emerald eyes. She swung up into the saddle with sahra and held the child before her. "I grew up in the streets of sanction...an orphan. I learned to steal for my daily life...and became quite good at it too." she lightly tapped Coal's flank, and he started forward at a walk.

"I could always use my powers...even then. I have strong abilities in Telekenisis, and MindSpeach. I also have minor grips on Pyrokenisis, and a bit of Farsight. I made a successful living...never got caught...till I had the misfortune of stealing from a Qualinesti Prince. He caught me, and nearly had me thrown into the prisons." she looked over at Stephan, her eyes dark.

"He took pity on me...I was only sixteen then...four years ago. I've come along way...I am still a theif...and a hiresword...but I keep my theivery as honorable as possible. When I can manage...half of what I steal goes to temples, or to the poor children I find living in the streets....I cannot abide the thought of those children living as I did." She stopped, and turned to stephan....

"What about you? what do you know of your power...I can easily see that you have a mild grasp on Telekinesis...is that all you can do?" she askedIs there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
05/23/2002 1:13 AM

"As far as i'm aware of...yeah...i've had them for as long as i can remember....i kept them hidden....we had enough problems....especially after our mother died....showing them would have only caused more bother. Needless to say that i didn't exercise them enough....i suppose i'll have to start....."

He looked down at the ground...."Em...whats...Pyro...Pyroken....you know what i mean." 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
05/23/2002 9:09 AM

Jury smiled. "pyrokenisis... The ability to do this." she held out her hand, and her eyes locked on a broken branch lying on a stone near the road. her hand clenched, and the branch burst into flames.

"the ability to create fire with a thought....Quite handy at times." she smiled and contentrated on the branch. It lifted off the rock, flames an all, and hovered before them. "It took me years to be able to control it to this extent...." she allowed it to drop into a puddle in the road, extinguishing the flames.

coal snorted and pranced a few steps away from the puddle, then continued on, at a slightly brisker pace.Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
05/23/2002 1:20 PM

"Ah i see....neat....do you think that you could help me..well...perhaps train me in using my powers....i know next to nothing of them."

He continued to walk back to the Inn...he kept his head down....pink stained his cheeks.....he was embarrassed to ask such a favour but he needed to know how to use his power to protect Sahra. 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
05/23/2002 3:03 PM

Sahra was listening with a childlike intensity to her brother and Jury, her young face scrunched, her head nodding every once in a while as if she knew exactly what they were talking about and couldn't agree more.

Her eyes noted her brother's blush and she let out a giggle at the pretty pink. She thought about it for a minute and then turned to Jury.

"Me too!! I have power," she added the last almost as an afterthought, turning to glare at her brother in case he might disagree. 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.

Katyr
05/23/2002 9:47 PM

Brightstar listened intently to Jury and Stephan's conversation. Her brother, White Owl, had been special too, and while she had never seen him do anything as amazing as what Jury had done, she had caught him moving rocks and his toys around just by looking at them.

She told them about her brother and what she had seen "could that be why these children are being taken? because they have powers?" she thought about this for a bit then said "but then why would Stephan not have been taken? Why are they only taking young children?" she looked at Sahra, she was about the same age as WhiteOwl.

Kalia_Majere
05/23/2002 10:00 PM

Jury smiled at the child. "sure you do...nearly everyone has the ability....they just lack the knowhow." She looked at stephan and smiled. "I have no problem at all teaching you...If someone hadn't found me to help me...who knows where I would be now."

She turned to brightstar. "Many children have been stolen...Children are easier to train...they remember easier, and they adapt to their powers quicker...and they don't fear it. Stephan, like I was, is too old to be easily trained...it will take years, not months or just weeks to train him."

she kept silent the rest of the way, remembering her friend's words as he strove to train her powers.

Jantalas, a Silvanesti Prince, Shook his head. "no no! Jury...You can't let it get away from you like that...if you do you could not only harm many people unintentially, but yourself as well! I will not come home to find it burnt to the ground by my personal bodyguard!!"

Jury had looked down at Jantal's words...her emerald eyes locked onto the ground at her feet. Jantal had walked over, firmly grasping her chin, forcing her to look into his almond shaped and colored eyes. "You are the closest thing I have to a true friend here Jury...I do this to help you. Trust me!" She had nodded, and tried again, this time succesfully lighting the fire pit, and forcing the excess energy to the water pail beside it, sending the water to boiling in mere seconds

Shaking herself out of her reverie, she noted they had reached the villiage. "go on to the tavern and get somthing to eat...I'll join you as soon as I get Coal rubbed down." she said, slipping out of her saddle, and helping Sahra down. She whistled softly to the magpie, who cawed, and flitted down to stephan's shoulder. "Miki will warn me of any trouble." she said and led Coal to the nearby stables.
Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
05/24/2002 3:26 AM

"Thanks....sure we'll go on....i'll pay the Inn Keep for the extras." Stephan took hold of Sahra's hand and led her to the Inn....he made sure that Brightstar was there aswell.

He cast a quick glance at Sahra...She does have power....but its different that much is for certain....its not the same as mine.....

He tried to think of what her abilities could be......they reached the Inn and walked in...many of the previous customers were still there....they didn't seem too concerned about his earlier departure.

Stephan talked to the Bar Keep and paid for more food to be sent up to his room.....with that he showed Sahra and Brightstar upstairs. 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
05/24/2002 7:07 PM

Jury walked Coal to the stables, her mind still deep in thought. the memories of Jantal's training where running rampant through her mind. She remembered....one midwinter night....


"Come on Jury! Stop this foolishness!" Jantal snapped, his almond eyes dark with impatient anger. Jury, tired, and exhausted spun to face him...her power sparked by her anger. Jantal's glove caught fire and he stumbled back with a cry of pain and surprise. Shock rocked Jury as she watched Jantal strip the glove, and thrust his hand in the snow.

Tears filled her eyes as she fell to her knees at his side. "Jantal!! Oh Eli! Forgive me Jantal...forgive me!" Jantal groaned as she grabbed his bruned hand and packed it in snow. His almond eyes filled with pain. "No need to forgive anything....that is a reaction I want to see from you...Quick, nearly instinctive. And before now....you couldn't have controled such a small fire."

He paused and looked at her. "It is as if you have a Dragon or a Phoenix living within you...locked to your soul. You have to keep the chains on it! or it rampage out of control....and consume everything in it's path."

Jury sighed and handed the sablemaster three steel for keeping Coal. She asked where she could keep her tack...and where to get the supplies she needed to feed and rub down her horse.

She Led Coal to the trough and as he drank, she stripped the saddle and heavy blankets from his back. she undid the bit-less bridle and slipped a loose halter over his head. She led him to the stall, and made sure he had some hay to munch on till she got his tack cleaned. She hummed softly while she worked. She hung his tack by his stall: cleaned, oiled and shined. She smiled an talked to him softly as she mixed the oats witha bit of warm water, and placed them in a bag which she fitted over his mouth an ears.

Coal munched happily while she brushed his coat, mane and tail. when he had the gleam of polished marble, she undid the now empty feed back and refreshed his hay and locked his stall, and headed for the inn. once again her mind turned inward...not paying attention to the world around her.Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
05/25/2002 4:20 AM

Stephan put Sahra on the bed and offered Brightstar the chair. He stood by the small window and waited silently for Jury...having her around seemed to be reassuring now. She had control over her power and used it well. Plus she rescued Sahra...for that he couldn't be thankful enough.

He missed Toby though...he hadn't been gone long....but he felt a strange stretching feeling inside. He pushed him from his mind for now and focused on Sahra. Whoever wanted her taken won't give up easily. If what Brightstar had said was true....then they'll be back for her.

The silvert moon was waning....their food arrived. He handed a plate to Sahra and Brightstar.....they both must have been starving. 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.....

Slyknife
05/25/2002 6:01 AM

((OOC: Here's a guy I used in now setting horror RPG's, his head's been bitten off a lot, hehe, in those RPG's you use average people with maybe a 3.5 gpa. I'm going to counter power with humility, I'm going to be the average joe who gets swept up in things and complains.! Anyway, Person Man attack!!!))

Elven walked the street, he was an average human, not too strong, an old knee injury from highschool affected him still, and being in a parallel dimmenrion didn't help, but at least the Russian Mafia wasn't after him this time, and Eath wasn't here, and no car's could breakdown and explode.

Elven was named that because his parents liked fantasy novels, he was going by Evan in this world because elves existed here. There was something up, he saw some dead people and barrowed a knife and some shiny coins and walked into town, he had a good bag of shinies. Elven needed a cane to walk normally because of his knee, so he grabbed a long stick and cut it into a good sized cane.

Elven looked at an inn, and thought it had a decent place to sleep at. Walking there was easy, entering was easy, eating the food was terrible. Elven was used to ramen, hot pockets, not stale bread modly cheese and slabs of partially rotten meat.

Elven ate the bread and chesse, throwing a coin up he walked upstairs to see a kid who was pretty bruised, who also forgot to close his door. "Hey Kid," Elven said, "you alright?" "With the slightest twitch of my magey hands, I could explode you completely dead. And it would be messy so there! " Black mage, 8-bit Theatre.

Dark_Master
05/25/2002 7:03 AM

OOC:I'm gonna assume that your talking to Stephan.

BIC: He regarded the man with caution...."I'm fine thank you....we're just waiting for someone....i left the door open for her."

"Can i help you with something?" 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.....

Katyr
05/26/2002 6:25 AM

Brightstar devoured the food Stephan gave her in mere moments. Although the food was pretty average and not all that fresh, it tasted delicious to her.

She stood at the sound of the strange man's voice. She gently pushed Sahra behind her and Stephan, glancing at her to tell her to keep silent and hidden, Sahra nodded in understanding.

She silently hoped in her mind that Jury would be back soon.

Kalia_Majere
05/26/2002 10:44 AM

Jury walked into the tavern and spotted the group....and the newcomer. She noted all the tension in Stephan and Brightstar, and rested her hand on one of the daggers at her waist. She pushed through the small crowd, her black cloak billowing out behind her.

Her eyes narrowed, the gold and amber fleck's sparkling in the sea of Green. She reached the stranger, and placed a hand on his shoulder. "Can I help you?" she asked coldly. Miki dropped down from the rafter that he was perched on, and landed with a hopping step on her shoulder, cawing loudly.

To Jury's credit, she didn't even Blink as he settled down, her eyes locked on the stranger.Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
05/26/2002 10:50 AM

Stephan nearly sagged in relief when Jury approached...he didn't think the man was any threat but he had to be careful from now on with Sahra's safety in jerpordy.

He was thankful of Brightstar for protecting Sahra. He waited for the strangers answer. 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.....

Dark_Master
05/30/2002 2:38 PM

OOC: I hope that you aren't letting this one die....i might have been gone a day or so .....oh well....i suppose you have lives.....sniff sniff.....unlike me....wahhhhhhh!!!!

Hehe.

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.....

Katyr
05/31/2002 3:46 AM

ooc: just waiting to see if the new guy was going to post again, but i suppose he's not. Lets go on from Jury coming back to the room. We've all eaten and we sit down to discuss whats going on, who this Master guy is, what he's doing with the children yadda yadda yadda. If we don't get stuck just sitting around in the inn like so many other threads, this could actually be a very cool adventure.

bic: The group sat in Stephans room having eaten and rested for awhile. Brightstar broke the silence first "Okay, so far we know that young children who are gifted are being stolen away in the night and taken away to someone or something called the Master."

she paused for a bit "we know that they are being taken because they're gifted, and that the master doesn't seem to be too picky about their race or social status. But he does care about their age, they have to be young." the companions took all this in trying to make sense of it. Brightstar spoke again "What we don't know is where he's taking them and for what purpose!"

Kalia_Majere
05/31/2002 9:58 AM

Jury Shrugged, at a loss. She didn't know who and why and where either. She turned to stephan, her green eyes dark. "Do you have any clue as to who is doing this? Do you know anyone who might?" she asked, her voice edged with urgency. Miki cawed for emphasis, and flapped his wings. she smiled wanely and raised a hand to scratch the bird under his beak

"the reasons are clear...ofcourse status doesnt matter....The power doesnt pick and choose...and age...well I've already told you that reason...an the reason why? well...I hate to say this but the only reason why that I can see is to create an army of brainwashed children with special Psycosomatic powers. Children are easily fooled...over time, they begin to believe their captors...especially when no help has come to set them free." she sighed, and lowered her eyes.

"I just don't know what we can do abut it...if this person already has children under his or her Thrall....we aren't enough to fight against them...especially when only one of us is fully trained...." She trailed off and looked at the group...just wondering what to do.Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
05/31/2002 4:53 PM

Stephan looked at both Jury and Brightstar. He pondered the situation for a while. "I can't think of anyone who might know of the 'Master's" location. We had best just keep tapping sources. The children seem to be disappearing all over Anaslon....somebidy must know something."

"Jury...when can you start training me?" 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
06/02/2002 7:55 AM

Jury frowned and started to say that now would be fine...She wasn't overly taxed by the attack and rescuing Sahra. She just opened her mouth when Miki cawed loudly. She looked at the bird sharply, and nodded. "well Miki thinks that it might be best if I wait to teach you the basics once we're on the road...there may be remnants of that group, and we're too close to where they where."

She paused and looked around. "what I am for is some sleep...you had all better get some...we leave at first light."Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
06/03/2002 7:15 AM

"Very well....i see your point. Please take the bed....i'll go get another room....Brightstar....would you want your own room...or would you mind sharing with Jury...."

He looked at Sahra...."Jury would you mind kepping Sahra here with you? You could protect her better if any of those men are still around." 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.....

Katyr
06/03/2002 8:09 AM

Brightstar yawned at the mention of sleep "Im not used to beds, they're much too soft. I'll sleep on the floor." The plainswoman lay on the rug and pulled a spare blanket over her. She started to drift off but before sleep claimed her she turned to Jury "We are going to stop these people aren't we?...I mean, we can't let them get away with this..." Jury just smiled reassuringly. Brightstar closed her eyes and in mere moments she was deeply asleep.

That night she dreamt of her brother. Athough she had accepted that he was probably beyond her help, she vowed to avenge him.

starlite4774
06/03/2002 3:16 PM

Sahra stared wide-eyed at Stephan for a moment and then moved closer to Jury. "Where I sleep?" she asked softly, deciding that if Stephan wanted her to stay with Jury, she would. Reaching up, the child absently patted Miki on the head as she waited to see what the adults would do.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
06/03/2002 5:47 PM

Jury looked at the bed, and noted that it was big enough. "If you wish Sahra, you may sleep here with me...there is more than enough room...Sleep to the wall, just incase okay?" She waited for her to climb in, and turned to Stephan.

"She'll be fine...I won't let them get her okay?" She waited for him to leave, and she closed the door, and slid the bolt. Miki flew over to the door, and pearched on the small table near it. //All Well...Sleep Jury.// came his soft mental reply.

She nodded, and climbed into bed, facing the door, still in all her gear.Is there some meaning to this life?
What purpose lies behind the strife?
Whence doe we come? Where are we bound?
Through each day, each lonely night
We long to find the splendid light
That will cast a revelatory beam
Upon the neaning of the human dream

Dark_Master
06/04/2002 11:17 AM

"Okay ...and thanks i appreciate it." Stephan walked down to the lower level and asked for another room. He handed over the money and was shown to it. Lying on the bed, his mind was wondering. Images and thoughts tumbled about in his mind....Toby, Sahra...his new friends. What were they all going to do....what did they expect of him....would they reject him like so many others have.

The only people he had left were Sahra and Toby.....he wouldn't be able to live on without either of them. Drifting off into a fitful sleep...he began to have that strange nightmare again. 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.....

Dark_Master
06/06/2002 11:09 AM

The morning light streamed throught the small window in his room. He shielded his eyes from it and quickly got washed and dressed. He opened the door and walked along the hall til he came to their room. Knocking on the door softly he whispered. "Jury....Brightstar...are you awake....i suppose we really should get going?" 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.....

Katyr
06/06/2002 4:54 PM

Brightstar came up the stairs behind Stephan and tapped him on the shoulder making him jump "Sorry I startled you, but I have news." She hurried into the room with Stephan close behind, Jury was awake gathering her belongings.

Brightstar began "I've been up for about an hour, force of habit I suppose... anyway, I went for a walk before it was light and I decided to see what was happening at the bandits campsite." She took a breath "They're packing up and moving, well whats left of them, they were taking down the tents and packing their wagons. I've just been talking to the innkeep and he says they've been in and out all morning buying rations and ale, and that they were all in foul moods and were in a hurry." she waited while the others took all this in.

Kalia_Majere
06/06/2002 5:58 PM

Jury flinched at miki's caws. She sat up and stared at the polymorphed Phoenix. "what is it?" She mumbled. //Brightstar says bandits are leaving..//

Jury lept out of bed, roused Sahra. "Have they left yet?" she asked.In time you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and
chaining a soul
And begin to accept your defeats with your head up and eyes open with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child
And you learn to build all your roads on today for tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans.

Katyr
06/07/2002 9:16 PM

Brightstar shook her head "No, they still had alot more to pack. I estimate we have about 20 minutes to come up with a plan before they start to leave." she looked at her friends, her eyes shining with a mix of excitement and fear "We'd better move quickly....this could be our only chance to find the location of the Master!"

Dark_Master
06/08/2002 8:06 AM

"I agree....if we want to find out who he or she is.....we had better leave......i'll be back in a minute.....i need to speak to the inn keeper about something."

He descended the stairs and walked over to the Keep owner. "Where might i be able to purchase a few good horses?" 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
06/08/2002 3:02 PM

Jury nodded, and raced down the stairs. She ran to the stables where coal was, and qucikly saddled him. The huge horse looked at her peacefully as she tightened his girth. Coal accepted the bit without compaint, and chewed on it methodicaly.

she swung up into the saddle, and coal trotted off toward the inn. She patted him, and drapped the reins over his head, ground "tying" him. She whispered softly in his ear, and he wickered in response. he locked his powerful legs and lowered his head. it would take nothing short of an earthquake to move him now without Jury there.

miki cawed and landed on coal's head piece, his small claws gripping the thick leather easily. Jury walked back into the inn and turned to stephan. "do you even have enough money to buy horses?" she askedIn time you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and
chaining a soul
And begin to accept your defeats with your head up and eyes open with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child
And you learn to build all your roads on today for tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans.

starlite4774
06/08/2002 3:16 PM

Sahra yawned sleepily and layed back down on the bed, her small arms folded as a make-shift pillow. Someone poked her again and the small child grumbled--she just wanted to go back to sleep!

Voices rolled over her and she caught a few words here and there before her attention drifted. The adults were obviously worried about something, they were running here and there...

Sahra yawned again and got up this time. Her small feet pattered over the floor as she wandered around looking for someone to explain to her what was going on. There was a door in front of her, slightly ajar...the child smiled and wandered into a dark room. 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.

Katyr
06/08/2002 7:03 PM

Brightstar was already packed having only the weapons and a few steel she had taken from the campsite, the men had stripped her of her belongings when they caught her.

She also went downstairs calling to Stephan that she would barter with the cook for rations.

Dark_Master
06/09/2002 7:24 AM

"I have to bags of steel that belonged to my father....i took them when i left in search for Sahra. I think i have enought." He smiled and purchased two horses....both fine studs of good breeding. He woud take Sahra on his horse. After leaving them with Jury he walked upstairs with to find Sahra.....where was she?

"Brightstar where's Sahra gone to?" 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
06/09/2002 11:08 AM

Jury looked over the two stallions with a careful eye. "too bad you aren't a mare Coal..." she chuckled while her black gave her a baleful stare. She calmed the stallions and evened out their packs, making it easier for them.

She led them both to the trough near the inn, and let them drink their fill, while she waited for stephan and the others.In time you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and
chaining a soul
And begin to accept your defeats with your head up and eyes open with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child
And you learn to build all your roads on today for tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans.

Katyr
06/10/2002 6:58 AM

Brightstar wrapped up the dried meat and bread she had bought. She smiled at the good price she had gotten.

She looked up when Stephan asked her Sahra's whereabouts, noting the mild anxiety in his voice. "I don't know....I thought she was still asleep" she answered as she entered the room.

Brightstar stared at the empty bed with confusion and grief, she turned to Stephan "Oh...I am so sorry, I should have stayed with her...Its just she's been through so much and she looked so peaceful....I didn't want to wake her!"

Dark_Master
06/10/2002 8:23 AM

"Its ok Brightstar.....she's still nearby.....i can....feel her somehow......close by." He walked out the room and called her name...."Sahra? Sahra? Where are you, this is no time to play games....come here."

He dread to think of anything that might have happened....he didn;t blame Brightstar....she is his responsibility after all. 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
06/11/2002 6:35 PM

"Who in the Abyss are you?"

Sahra blinked up at the huge man who's room she had wandered into. He stood at least 4 feet above her, his shirt on its last legs, fighting to stay together in spite of the rippling muscles that tore through the sorry fabric. He was grimy and her small nose wrinkled.

"You need a bath, Mister," she said, wandering farther into his room. The big man stared at her incredulously and drew a wicked looking dagger. He made to grab her by her flowing locks of hair, not to kill but just surprise her...find out why she was here and why she was spying.

A voice cut through his visions of the terror he was about to instill on an 8 year old face. "Oh, leave her alone, Orl."

Orl stopped in his tracks, his meaty fist clenched over her tiny head. "I don't appreciate lost children..." he hissed at his companion. She smiled and Sahra smiled back at her.

She was beautiful, the child thought. Dressed in light plated armor that glowed a polished silver, the woman was tall and strong, almost radiant. There wasn't a spot of dirt on her, and her skin shone with a healthy tan--though anyone but a child would have realized she was obviously in the small line of work as the man.

Sahra studied her with an intense curiousity and saw herself in 10 years or so. The child smiled at the image, surrounded by the grandeur and light that fills such a young imagination.

"Come here, child," the woman called. Sahra obeyed, and was hoisted up to the woman's lap. She smelled good, as riches and sugar. Sahra leaned forward to sniff and the woman laughed. "You see, Orl? She's cute."

Sahra squirmed at the attention and watched with wide eyes as the woman held up a necklace. It was white-gold and heavy, with a large carefully cut sapphire. The gem twinkled, reflecting in the child's eyes. "It's beautiful, isn't it child?" the woman asked, holding it just out of reach.

Sahra's small hands grasped out for the glittering jewel and her eyes shone. The woman smiled. "This is the life of a thief," she murmured, more to herself than to the girl.

Sahra snapped to attention and turned her shining eyes to the woman. The stranger sat back, stunned, and gazed without blinking. "You stole this?" Sahra asked softly, her voice raw with innocence. The woman could only nod. The child glanced back at the jewel and then at the woman, who had not looked away. Sahra leaned forward and whispered, "Can I have it?"

The woman hesitated for the barest second, a war raging in her eyes. Then she leaned forward and fasten the white-gold chain around Sahra's neck. The girl giggled as the weight hit her chest and the jewel glittered in the candlelight.

The woman looked oddly at the necklace and then at Sahra, her eyes filled with concern. "It's magical, you know...be careful."

Sahra smiled. "I will."

"Wait just a minute here..." Orl came wading over, his dagger flashing. Sahra responded by jumping off the woman's lap and staring up at Orl.

"She wants me to have it," the child said clearly, slowly tucking the necklace into her shirt. The woman stood. "I want her to have it," she echoed. Orl shook his head and met the child's eyes. Slowly he nodded. "Take it."

Sahra smiled and Orl smiled back, clearing a path for her. The child left the room with a satisfied sigh and went to go find her brother, the jewel tucked safely under the folds of her clothes. 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.

Katyr
06/12/2002 12:36 AM

Brightstar turned and caught sight of Sahra, she pounced on the girl and took her hand "Oh thank the gods you're okay!....where have you been...your brother's looking for you....are you okay?" Sahra looked with confusion as Brightstar rambled on and waited for her to finish. Brightstar took a deep breath and sighed with relief. "Come on lets go find Stephan."

Dark_Master
06/12/2002 12:41 AM

Stephan rounded the corner and saw Brighstar with Sahra..."Oh thank the Gods. Where have you been Sahra? You are not supposed to go off like that." He hugged her tightly....."I thought something had happened to you." He looked up at Brightstar "Thank you for finding her....do you know were she was?"
hr size=""1""> 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.....

[Edited by Dark_Master on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 12:45 AM]

Dark_Master
06/12/2002 12:43 AM

OOC: You must have posted just before me.....lol. I'll change mine. 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
06/12/2002 5:26 PM

Sahra looked up at her brother and her eyes twinkled innocently. "I was just looking around, Stephan," she said, looking into his concerned face. "There are some strange people here..." She giggled and then threw her arms around Stephan, giving him a big hug. 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.

Katyr
06/14/2002 5:20 PM

(OOC: I will be away for a week and unable to post until next friday. just carry on as if Brightstar was there, or feel free to take over her for awhile I don't mind.)

Kalia_Majere
06/16/2002 11:47 PM

Jury Tied the two other horses securely, and walked over to coal. "Stand." she said softly and the battle stallion snorted, and planted his hoves so that he stood strong, his neck arched poudly. "Guard" She said and turned to the Inn.

"Hey Guys...We had better get going...If we don't hurry we'll lose the trail!" She shouted up the stairs.Oh dance! The ancient continents theatre
For the performers who wear the mask of time
Oh dance! your dreams three of the wonders of the world
carried here on the galactic railroad
Like a star like a firefly
A flash and it’s born
a Flash and it fades
born and then gone just like us all

Katyr
06/20/2002 8:53 PM

Brightstar grabbed her belongings and helped Sahra gather hers.

"Jury's right, we'd better get moving."

The three ran down the stairs and met up with Jury where she handed the reins of the horses to Stephan and Brightstar. The three mounted, with Sahra sitting infront of Stephan, then they headed off in the direction of the camp.

Slyknife
06/24/2002 11:23 AM

Elven woke up on the barroom floor, after running from the sound of a barfight, which was nothing entertaining, his bad knee gave out and he got hit over the head with a chair and now oculdn't see straight, but he saw that one kid who looked banged up. "Hey uh... you guys need some company?" Elven asked, squinting."With the slightest twitch of my magey hands, I could explode you completely dead. And it would be messy so there! " Black mage, 8-bit Theatre.

Dark_Master
07/18/2002 2:35 PM

OOC: Ok i'm bringing this back up....other players are welcome to join.

IC: Stephan rode unsteadily on the horses back. He wasn't too fond of riding, but he would have to sacrifice this for his task. The road was dusty ahead, but the clouds were black, it would soo rain no doubt. "Can you see them in the distance at all? I hope we didn't delay to long, they got a bit of a head start."

He turned to see the others riding, with Jury in front. 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.....

Slyknife
07/18/2002 2:46 PM

'Evan' rode on by Stephan, "We should be fine, as long as there's ale and good conversation!" Elvan said patting his knee then wincing in pain because it, in all it's breaks, never once could heal properly."My characters are my pawns, and here comes the lawnmower"
-Me

Dark_Master
07/18/2002 3:45 PM

"I suppose so......tell me....we know very little of you....where are you from?" Even as the man began to talk....his thoughts drifted ever away..all he could think about was Sahra, would she be ok throughout this.....he didn't know what lay ahead for them. 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.....

Slyknife
07/20/2002 9:49 AM

"Alright I am named by the gnomes, I was born there by a traveling through and I happened to get lost from my family, a few solamnics, raised by gnomes, I learned a fwe things about technology of theirs, the key one being it doesn't work. Also I had to put up with their constant 'inventing' for a few years then I left. They named me Elven, because they thought I was at first, but when I turned out not to be, they kept that name on me. I call myself Evan.""My characters are my pawns, and here comes the lawnmower"
-Me

Kalia_Majere
07/20/2002 2:19 PM

Jury took point, her senses spread out like a fan...to one who could see her power (another rare power like hers) they would see a sparkling aura around her, with tendril like fingers reaching out around her.

She watched the trail ahead, while Miki flew a few feet in front of Coale. suddenly Miki cawed in excitment...and began to fly in erratic circles...Jury slid off Coal's back and signaled to the rest.

She ran foward, hunched down, her dark clothes melting in with the background. there below them, within a small valley...where those Raiders...the group, including the ones from the night before. Jury watched them carefully, and noticed that there where a few wagons that she would classify as "prison" wagons...

she turned and crept back to the group. "they're here...and they seem to have more captives...I wouldn't advise staying near here tonite...we wait nearby...cold camp..no fire....we leave before dawn to follow...."You can steel the band from the Cooper hands
and the rabbit from the cook
you can walk through a gauntlet of far seeing eyes
if you hide as a tree in the wood
you can talk to the deaf and hear from the mute
deception will save where the sword arm fails
if you work with your heart and mind

Slyknife
07/20/2002 4:39 PM

Evan saw a sparkling aura around her, with tendril like fingers reaching out around her, and wondered why he did see this, after he noticed that she senced a prison wagon he understood why she used it but not why he saw it.

"Did you catch that?" Evan asked Stephan, "The uhh... thing she did.""My characters are my pawns, and here comes the lawnmower"
-Me

Dark_Master
07/20/2002 4:51 PM

Stephan didn't answer, he simple looked at Jury. She knows her power so well....i can barely protect Sahra myself....what do i hope to ever become.....

"Sure thing....camp....sounds good to me Jury. Will we take a watch....do you think there is a chance they could stumble across us..." His eyes drifted t Sahra's innocent face. She smiled, beaming. He smirked back, weakly, he was too paranoid for his good, he knew that.

Once again he drifted away....his thoughts directed to...other things. 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
07/23/2002 10:19 AM

Sahra beamed at her brother and then giggled at his smirk. He looked tired, but then the child was almost used to him wearing a weary expression and paid it no mind.

Her small, grasping fingers once again found the jewel around her neck and she played with it though the rough material of her clothes for a moment, staring at nothing and giggling. Soon bored, however, she relocated to her brother's side and leaned against him, closing her eyes. 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.

Slyknife
07/25/2002 12:49 AM

Evan looked at the siblings and smiled, remember a taste of home in the sight of the bond they had. *They truly have been through a lot, especially that boy, he has more scars than my ex-football coach.* Evan said, thinking about his home, and why Cindertanin dragged him her, and also why his football coach had 32 scars on his arms alone...

((OOC: I like my new signature))"If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

Dark_Master
07/25/2002 4:56 AM

Stephan tried to smile a little harder, but noticed again the sparkling pendant around Sahra's neck. Why did shew always finger it.....I suppose bright shiny things attract her attention....hmm....but i wonder..... "Sahra....where did you say you got that necklace from?" 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
07/25/2002 7:52 PM

"I didn't," Sahra replied with a maddening giggle. Her brother speared her with a look and the child abruptly sobered. "A pretty lady gave it to me," she said, this time with as much sincerity as her small voice and big eyes could muster. "A pretty lady from the Inn. She wanted me to have it," she added suddenly, her small fist barely closing around the necklace, her face reflecting a fear that her brother would try to take her new treasure.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.

Slyknife
07/25/2002 9:14 PM

Evan looked a bit surprised, a free necklace... and he missed getting one too. "Aww, bummer, I must have been too drunk to get a free necklace too, maybe I should quit... someone hit me, hard." Evan said realizing he thought he should be sober for more than a few hours a day.

Cindertanin walked alone on a trail, wondering where Evan was drinking at tonight. Heading to Palanthas to sell some furs he had collected by Qualinost while going through, he'd injure Evan if he found him again.

((OOC: No I'm not draggin him in this, but Evan needs a sobering beatdown, then Cindertanin'll leave.))"If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

Dark_Master
07/26/2002 2:31 AM

Stephan recognised the look on her face....his softend...."Don't worry Sahra...i'm not going to take your necklace....." But still his eyes could not tear themselves away from it...why was it treasured so by her....usually Sahra would lose interest in something when something else came along....but he pushed it from his mind....

"Lets camp her tonight..." Stopping his horse and jumping off...he wondered over and held his arms up to Sahra. 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
07/27/2002 5:59 PM

Sahra, seeing that her brother wasn't going to take her pretty necklace, was all smiles as she leap off the horse's back, nearly knocking Stephan over. He gave an 'oof' and stepped back before setting her on the ground and warning her to stay close to the campfire where it was safe.

Sahra nodded, staring with rapt attention. Stephan smiled, turned to take care of the horse, and his little sister took off for the forest.

((OOC: I'm bored, can you tell? :D))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.

Slyknife
07/27/2002 8:24 PM

((OOC: Hmm... yeah))

Evan went wide eyed at Sahra, "Does she ever listen or is she just being odd lately?" He said to Stephan."If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

Kalia_Majere
07/27/2002 10:23 PM

OOC: I thought I said it would be best to have a cold camp? oh well.

BIC: Jury rested in a high branch...keeping a close eye on the group. She didn't like the fire...but she supposed that the group would lure their scouts out...and she would take care of that...

She smiled up at Miki and His dark eyes met hers. This is risky you know that don't you?

She nodded and continued to watch the group. her bow rested in her lap, her daggers freed from the snap safties that kept them in her belt. she was ready for nearly anything...she had managed to slep a bit with Miki's help while in the saddle...and she settled back for what she hoped would be long wait.You can steel the band from the Cooper hands
and the rabbit from the cook
you can walk through a gauntlet of far seeing eyes
if you hide as a tree in the wood
you can talk to the deaf and hear from the mute
deception will save where the sword arm fails
if you work with your heart and mind

Dark_Master
07/28/2002 3:10 AM

Stephan turned to Evan...."What are you talki.....", he looked around, "Where's Sahra....", Even mentioned something about the forest, but before he could finish his sentence, Stephan took off, running after Sahra, shouting her name all the while. Fear gripped his stomach, knotted his gut. Why can't she stay in one place for more than a few seconds....she'll get a hiding this time.....ach who am i kiddin.....i can't hit her.....thats something father would have......

He caught himself mid thought, a painful memory sweeping through him. It brought more memories, fonder ones....he was smiling....but didn't know it....he tripped, face first onto the forest floor, winding himself in the process. His foot had caught on an outcropping root...."Blasted trees..."

Picking himself up, he dusted off then looked around.....shouting her again, he heard soft giggle, innoncent and full of merriment. That had to be her. 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.....

Slyknife
07/29/2002 9:01 AM

Evan tore a piece of his short and wrapped it around his knee as a brace, he used to be a hell of a runner but his knee was always failing him. Charging into the forest he found Stephans footsteps, easy to find from his panic, Catching up with Stephan just after he stood up he followed, his knee brace beginning to unravel itself, when they stopped his knee gave out and he slipped, hearing a sound he unsheathed his sword and used it to stand. "what was that?" Evan asked"If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

PrincessCasandra09
07/29/2002 12:42 PM

A girl appeared in front of Evan. " She wore a dark blue dress up to her knees. She was beautiful, with tawny hair, green eyes and freckles that spread themslves on her face. " Hello, I am Chairty. Please, put down the sword, i mean no harm to you."

The Princess

Kalia_Majere
07/29/2002 4:06 PM

Jury Watched the group from the trees, she knelt down on a sturdy branch just above evan as she saw the newcomer materialize out of nowhere...could this one be on of the "children" that they searched for?

Jury frowned and held her bow ready, arrow in hand. Miki looked at her quizzically. If she is then her age would prove to be one of ourenemies.... Jury shook her head.

Not entirely true...she may have been able to use the lessons taught to her...and still hold on to her "self" it's improbable, but quite possible... she sent back to the Disguised Phoenix.

She looked up and realized that Stephan and Sahra was missing. She looked around and quickly sent Miki out after them.You can steel the band from the Cooper hands
and the rabbit from the cook
you can walk through a gauntlet of far seeing eyes
if you hide as a tree in the wood
you can talk to the deaf and hear from the mute
deception will save where the sword arm fails
if you work with your heart and mind

Slyknife
07/29/2002 7:03 PM

Evan looked up, grinned and tried to get his knee to work again, "Uhm, Chairty was it? Listen could you give me a hand, my knee gave out and I can't stant up or walk on my own." he said putting the sword away."If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

PrincessCasandra09
07/30/2002 5:27 AM

Chairty quickly ran over to Evan. " Here," she said, giving him a hand. She smiled at him, revealing shining white teeth. " So, how did this happen?" she said, pointing to the cut.The Princess

Dark_Master
07/30/2002 5:32 AM

The childish laughter ringed in his head. There were more voices....all children. Then he heard Sahra's....it was unmistakable. A clear note of innocence. Emerging from the crowded tree's he looked down.

Sahra was there.....and several other children. Then the thought entered his head.....The other children.....

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.....

Slyknife
07/30/2002 6:15 AM

Evan finally noticed his knee had a cut on it, "Oh.. must've ran into something, but my knee was shattered when I was younger, it needs to be braced a lot for me to do anything." he said to Chairty, "Thanks for your help, I'd be pretty bad off without it."If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

PrincessCasandra09
07/30/2002 7:45 AM

Chairty looked at Evan. " Ok, sit down tough stuff." she helped him sit down on a fallen tree. She took out a bag, filled with medical stuff. " Ok, now straighteed out that leg of your." she smiling at Evam. " Now, this might hurt.." she placed a teaspoon of black medicine on his leg.The Princess

Slyknife
07/31/2002 9:42 AM

((OOC: His knee can't be fixed, trust me if it was he'd be a normal powerful character and not my drunken goof.))

"That's alrght Chairty, none of the clerics I've run into have been able to fix it, my knee is going to be like that for the rest of my life. I usually walk with a stick holding me up." Evan said."If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

PrincessCasandra09
07/31/2002 9:53 AM

Chairty looked surpised at this. " Very well, then." seh smiled. " So, r u out here alone? Or do u have someone that went ahead?"

The Princess

Slyknife
07/31/2002 10:30 AM

"Well, Stephan went somewhere, and the others are out of the forest..." Evan said looking into the camp site, "Come on, I'll intoduce you.""If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

Kalia_Majere
07/31/2002 11:55 AM

Jury dropped down at that second to land in front of the two without a sound, her mahogany hair spilling loose around her. "Might as well introduce me first Evan...Since I am the default leader of this rag-tag group...with out Stephan here anyway..."

Jury smiled, her Emerald eyes locked onto the Girl. "I am Jury Misato StarGazer...of the Lost Centuari clans. Who are you?" She asked, her normal cool demeaner back, as she leaned against the tree, her black cloak settling around her.


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Miki met up with Sephan and landed lightly on his shoulder, his mental voice forcing a path to Stephan.

Jury sent me to help...what's going on?You can steel the band from the Cooper hands
and the rabbit from the cook
you can walk through a gauntlet of far seeing eyes
if you hide as a tree in the wood
you can talk to the deaf and hear from the mute
deception will save where the sword arm fails
if you work with your heart and mind

Dark_Master
07/31/2002 1:11 PM

He was startled by the birds sudden landing, but he recovered. "I'm not sure....Sahra ran off...i followed her and came across these children....i think they are some of the other children we have been looking for...i am fearful of going out there....i might frighten them....", he regarded Miki for a few moments.

"Would you talk with them, they might not be afraid of a bird...no offense...." 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.....

PrincessCasandra09
07/31/2002 4:51 PM

Charity looked at Jury. " Um, I am Charity. I came to help Evan." she llooked at Evan, scared.The Princess

PrincessCasandra09
07/31/2002 4:52 PM

Charity looked at Jury. " Um, I am Charity. I came to help Evan." she llooked at Evan, scared.The Princess

Slyknife
07/31/2002 8:09 PM

Evan put an arm on Chairty's shoulder to comfort her, "It's alright, she's a friend." he said trying to stand a bit better, "Where's our friend?""If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

PrincessCasandra09
08/01/2002 3:53 PM

Charity tried to look calmer. " Oh, how follish of me." she blushed, right down to her root. " Oh, so why are you here?" she crossed her arms in front of her.
The Princess

Slyknife
08/02/2002 8:51 AM

"We have some friends in the forest, but that's about it, we're traveling I guess.. Jury may lead us but we listen to Stephan." Evan said looking back to the way Evan went, "We should follow."
"If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

Dark_Master
08/07/2002 10:24 AM

Evan started into the forest after Stephan, following behind where the two others, but he wasn't sure, they moved rather quietly. Eventually he came across Stephan hiding amoungst the bushes with the large bird creature belonging to Jury.

"Hey Stephan, what ya doing?", he bellowed, his voice carrying loudly across the forest. Stephan turned sharply, giving him a look that would silence a raging storm. "Quiet.....its Sahra, she's playing with more children, i think they are the other children that we are looking for....she see.....", he was cut off, 6 men dashed out of the nearby nearby ferns, roaring in rage. They headed for the children.

"Come'ere ya little brats..!", the little children didn't know what to do. They were petrified. "Well well....if it isn't the little girl we found a few days back....and look...she picked up a pretty necklace......", the man reached down and grabbed the jewelled necklace, ripping it off Sahra's neck, causing her to fall forward and hit her head on the ground. A thin rivet of blood seeped from a wound.

Stephan lost it. "SAHRA!!" He lunged forward, arms flaring, slamming the guy into a tree and impaling another of a protruding branch. Four were left. Stephans eyes took on that eerie purple sheen again, he panted, teeth clenched in rage. The others moved in.... 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.....

Slyknife
08/16/2002 6:17 AM

Evan looked shocked, Stepgan had a pretty bad temper, but might as well do his part. Evan grabbed a small log and clubbed a man with it, it invlved no knee work so it wasn't that rough on Evan.

"Stupid Kidnapper I'll club you like a baby seal!" Evan yelled knocking one of the men unconscious as the pressure on his knee made him drop."If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, you're not paying attention." Black Mage, 8-bit Theatre, Http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic

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