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PrincessCasandra09
08/07/2002 10:25 AM

Ok, this post is based on my other post, The Return of Thw White Knight. Note: U dont have to be in teh Reurn of the White Knight to play in here. Ok here is the scoop:

Ok. My char, Nelia, is the Princess of Gourdon, a small country in teh middle of the Black Forest. She is a rebrl princess, who is turning against her Father. She is leading her troops with the help of other generals. ( to be played by people who want to be a general.) So, please, anypne who likes a good action is welcome to play.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Dark_Master
08/07/2002 10:38 AM

Equinox paced the make shift tent. As War Mage and General of the princesses other battle wizards, he had alot of paper work to fill in, but couldn't be bothered at that moment. He evetually sat down, rested his head in his hand, a black sleeve falling down, exposing his slender elvish arm. He opened his books, starting from where he left off. But his head pounded. Taking a few sips of his lavender and cinnoman tea, it eased, the warmth soothed his raw throat.

Shouting commands over a battle field was often hard going on the vocal chords, but he was lucky. His apprentice was adept and followed orders obiently. Though black robes adoned his person, he was paid, and so did what this....Princess told him to.

A voice drifted through the tent......"Yes apprentice, enter." 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.....

Phobic_rion
08/07/2002 10:52 AM

Cain, was just a little mage type person...in training if you will. He always wanted to be just like Raistlin. He was his biggest (maybe only) fan. He was still very young, barely an adult. He strided down a small path by himself, notcing quickly how worn in it was.

"Just stranger and...hey!" He looked over quickly, his bright blue eyes gleaming over the small camp he had stumbled across. He put a hand through his jet black hair, walking into the small place. The people didn't seem to happy to see him. They where slightly taken aback by how pale this young man was. Cain stared about almost weakly, slightly scared of this group of peopole he'd never run across before when two people took him by the shoulders.

"Hey! What's the big idea!!??" The answered not, only dragged him away to a place somewhere, to explain to the head officer...and possibly learn his fate.

"Cain, why must you always get yourself into trouble....." He thought as he was thrown down by the person's feet...Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

schuey10
08/07/2002 11:10 AM

OOC: I'm in, just give me a bit to think of a character.

IC: Brabus had been fast asleep when the sounds of a scuffle brought him back from a dream world. Slowly he stood up, his head almost touching the roof of his tent. For a human he was huge, almost 7 foot, with a huge barrel chest, and arms that looked more at home on an oak, than a human. He stroked his long black beard with his hand in an effort to appear presentable and exited the tent.

Outside he saw two footsoldiers dragging a third man to the makeshift lock-up. "What's with this one" he boomed. Argast stopped and saluted "Sir, we found him creeping around the camp, we're taking him in for further questioning". "Throw him in with the others for now, I'm in no mood for explanations. Acting swiftly, the soldiers carted the cloaked prisoner away.

It was common knowledge that Equinox was in charge of all things magical, and this fell under his juristiction. Brabus was glad that for once the job of figuring out what to do with a prisoner was not his responsibilty. So happy was he, that he thought he would relay the message personally.

Equinox's tent was a short walk, and Brabus was there in no time. "Please inform the General I am here to see him" he said to the sentry standing outside the tent. "Uhh, General Brabus Sir, he's occupied at the moment" the sentry stammered.





[Edited by schuey10 on Wednesday, August 7, 2002 1:04 PM]

Dark_Master
08/07/2002 1:21 PM

Equinox heard a booming voice from outside his tent and rose with an irritated sigh. He threw open the tent flap and stared out. His impossible green eyes, odd for an elf, fixing upon General Brabus. His eyes narrowed. "I am available sentry.....General Barbus? An unexpected and i must say unwanted pleasure.....please, do come in.", he turned around in a swirl of black robes.

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
08/07/2002 1:43 PM

The Princess walked hurriedly to General Equinox's tent. " General Brabus, Equinox." she bowed her head in the way of her people. Nelia was 18, about the age most princesses get married. Not her. She was a fighter, a fighter rebeling against her own father, The King of Houlden. Her mother was a gypsy and had run away from Nelia's and her fatehr when she was 2.

Nelia began to speak. " Generals, i have heard that there was a ' vistor' in camp this morning. We need to see if he was a spy for my father, come." I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Dark_Master
08/07/2002 2:03 PM

He eyed General Barbus, then followed the princess to the prisoner. 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.....

schuey10
08/07/2002 2:33 PM

Just as Brabus was about to have the pleasure of delivering this unpleasant message, her majesty entered.

"Yes, of course your Majesty, I would be honored to accompany you and General Equinox to the prisoners cell" he gnarled through gritted teeth, his beard hiding his true feelings. He cast a frustrated glance at Equinox, as if to say, "I'll get you yet".

Draekus
08/07/2002 4:08 PM

Draekus, a young war wizard, was just coming out of the service tent when he saw the Princess and her two Generals pass by. His dark eyes followed them till they were out of sight, and then he set off towards his own quarters for some meditaion and study.

His shoulder length ebony hair trailed behind him as he walked, firm precise steps towards his own tent. He kept very few possesions, among them a small chest where he kept his spellbook and artifacts, protected by wards, and another chest containing the black robes of his order.

As soon as he arrived, he cast a quick glance around to make sure everything was in order. Satisfied, he spoke a single word of magic to further light his small abode. He walked over to his smaller chest, murmured some unitelligble words, and the wards were quickly cast off. He took out his spellbook, and started memorizing his spells for the day...

PrincessCasandra09
08/07/2002 5:04 PM

Her Highness walking into the holding quarters. " Show me prisoner." she commanded to one of the officers holding Cain. " Yes, yes, your highness." the officer looked at Brabus and Equinox. They trio walked comely, but quickly to the chamber where Cain was being held. There he sat, wet, cold and probable hungry. But he had a look of ditermination on his face that caught Nelia's attention.
' This boy looks, so, handsome.' she thought to herself. ' He could become helpful to the army, maybe more.' she smiled at him.

" Let him go and bring him to my quarters in ahlf an hours time, well dressed and feed." she glancede at him and smiled towards him and blew a kiss.

(( Ok, Ok, i know cheesy. But, hey, a girl can dream!))I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Draekus
08/07/2002 5:33 PM

'Interesting,' he whispered to himself. He was looking into a silver bowl engraved with runes, half full with water. It was a magical bowl of seeing, which allowed the user to see anything he wanted. He was watching the scene at the prisoners tent. It abrubtly came to an end when the princess started flirting with the prisoner, almost as if he was disrupted by some other unnamed force.

Oh well, he thought to himself. It was time to report to the General anyhow... He quickly picked up a neatly written parchment, then shoved it into a scrollcase. It was his report from the mission he was sent on by General Equinox. He was to scout in the surroundings of the enemy camp, with the aid of an invisibility spell, and wards of protection so he could go unheaded. It went wel, by all accounts. He gained some valuable information on the enemy weaknesses, and some on how the defenses worked, sentry changes, etc.

Quickly adorning pouch containing his spell componenst, and a small bag of artifacts, he set off towards the Generals tent. He could have given him the report earlier, but when he saw the general leave with the princess, he decided to wait, giving him a chance to relax and settle to a nice cup of tea before his encounter.

DarkMistress
08/07/2002 6:18 PM

((OOC: ok this looks fun..I have to join..you need another female..but I promise I won't mess with Cain..he is all yours Princess!))

Valonna walked quikly through the encampment. Her face and body fully coverd up by her dark robes. Her elven beauty was sometimes a curse to her when amoung these human men. She could charm most with only a glance, but these man meant nothing to her.

Worthless creatures! Only use you are is to die for my Mistress. she thought with a wicked smile. She only like men of power and there was little to none in this camp.

Most the men here knew her only as Princess Nelia personal healer but others knew better. She never hid the fact that she was skill in the art of poisons as well as torture. Only when her Mistress gave the word did she get to use her talents and those were only under times of dire need.

I Hope she has a need for it soon. For I do not want to lose my touch! she thought to herself her smile widens ever so slightly.

Looking around, she sees Princess Nelia, General Equinox and General Barus going into the prisoners tent.

Ahh her are two man of great power! Two bad I can't charm either of them.frowning to herself, she stops to wait for the Princess to exit.

((OOC: I hope this chara is ok for the story...just thought she would be fun to use.))"This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

[Edited by DarkMistress on Wednesday, August 7, 2002 6:20 PM]

Kitiara99
08/07/2002 6:55 PM

Aylanna Sythilbane rode through the forest on a pure white horse. She had heard tales of a rebel princess in this land, fighting against her father, the incumbent king. Always in search of adventure, she had ridden forth to investigate. Aylanna was human, or at least outwardly so. Her father had been an important knight of Solamnia, cast out of the ranks for his scandalous affair with her mother. Her mother was said to be a powerful mage, an creature of other-worldly beauty who had plane shifted to Krynn from a far off realm. An empress in her own land, her mother had become a prominent lady of Palanthas prior to her affair with Lord Sythilbane. Following Aylanna's birth, she had disappeared, leaving her daughter to be raised by members of Solamnia's most noble families. For while Aylanna's father had been scorned for his affair, her mother had retained her position among the nobles, regarded as one of the most mysterious and beautiful women in the land.

Aylanna herself possesed extraordinary magical powers. Her magic was not of Krynn, but of a more natural, innate sort. She could conjure up demons to protect her and illusions to decieve her enemies, but she did not wear any of the robes of High Sorcery. She considered herself above that sort of magic. The lost princess Aylanna had also inherited her mother's renowned beauty. Her white blonde hair fell straight down her back, reaching to her waist. She was a slender girl of average height, with large sapphire eyes and long lashes. She wore a tight-fitting tunic of hunter green, with comfortable brown riding breeches. Her innocent beauty had caused many a man to underestimate her extraordinary magical powers.

Unlike most mages, Aylanna was also skilled in a variety of weapons. She carried an enchanted crossbow, carved with arcane runes and embodied with spells to make is aim true. Her quiver was full of arrows, and she was a perfect shot. She also had a well crafted sword hanging at her side, though it was not enhanced by any magical properties. Yet it was the sword that had belonged to her father, and was crafted in the tradition of the ancient Solamnia. It was a sword of high quality, one that many Knights would sell their soul to possess. She wielded it well.

She rode through the woods, singing softly to herself, birds chirping all around her. She could just see the fires of a large encampment in the distance.

OOC: Hope my character's OK! *Smiles angelically* :)“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

eswiftfire
08/07/2002 8:44 PM

Schtolheim Erynius Reinbach stared at the large encampment from afar. He had heard rumours of a princess who wanted to start a rebellion against her father. Being the self-righteous man he was, he symphatized with the princess' plight, and decided that helping her would be the right thing to do.

Many have said that this young man with long blond hair was good-looking. Yet, when they see closely, they would notice that his face was actually scarred... scarred by grief, scarred by sadness. Deep within the handsome angelic outer surface of Schtolheim, lies a sad, melancholic, mysterious history. Yet it was a past he had tried hard to forget...

Though he carried a sword around with him, Schtolheim was actually a magic-user too. Trained in using both sword and magic by the very best in Krynn since he was merely child, he knew that he was one of the most formidable fighters walking on Ansalon... for now.

Yet... he never liked fighting... he was not the type who liked hurting another, let alone taking a life. Even if his opponents were servants of darkness. No, instead of that, he preferred to talk his way out of things, to use his scathing wit instead of weapons. Of course... what happened to him five years ago was the main reason that caused him to lose his appetite in fighting...

He shook his head when a flood of painful memories washed over him, smilig sadly at the ghosts of his past.

Schtolheim knew that he had no choice. Perhaps helping the princess would help him redeem himself...

His train of thought was suddenly interrupted by the sound of someone singing softly. He turned... "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

[Edited by eswiftfire on Wednesday, August 7, 2002 9:03 PM]

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 1:02 AM

"Your majesty.....while it is your decision....i must advise against bringing him to your tent....he is mage....a minor magus granted, but a mage none the less....allow me to interogate him for an hour or so. All things concerning the use of magic or otherwise related are brought to my attention first then yours, to determine if the afore said are dangerous."

He eyed the young man. "Again it is your decision.", he left the prisoner and turned, bowing curtly to the princess. Stepping outside, he noticed Valonna. A slight smile came to his elven lips. He walked over to her. "Quel amrun Valonna."(good morning valonna). he spoke to her in their native tounge.

"Amin n'rangwa edanea.",(i don't understand these humans) he sighed then brought his head back up. " Mani nae lle umien?" (what have you been doing)

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.....

Maugetar
08/08/2002 4:11 AM

Gathûl Khazurâg strode through the camp. He was tall for his kind, around five feet and eight inches last time he had checked. His ebony skin, shcok of white hair and sharp red eyes marked him out clearly. He was Drow. He had escaped the female-dominated culture of his birth by virtue of killing a lot of elves. He was an assassin, pure and simple. He felt out of place here, in the camp of those he served, he was more at home sneaking around that of his enemies. No-one knew why the princess had employed an assassin, but she had, and no-one could doubt that he had proved to be an asset to the army, both in battle and behined enemy lines.

He saw the other elf, the female called Valonna standing by the prisoner's tent, the tortures was the only one in the army who could even approach Gathûl's ruthlessness. If she was there, it ment that the Princess was within the tent. Not only was Gathûl the Princessess' assassin, he was her guard against those who served in his capacity for her father."Ah, they have a cave troll....."

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 4:26 AM

OOC: Dark Mistress....sorry i think i got it wrong....is your character a mage? 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.....

Phobic_rion
08/08/2002 5:21 AM

Cain looked about in a slight confusion. I very beutifull lady had just looked at him, but for the moment, it was the least of his worries.

"Watch it damnit! You guys have to be so rough??" The guards took him from the jail-place, to somewhere else. He took another good look around, his eyes widenening a bit. There, a ways away, was an obvious mage. Tall, dark, etc. (I guess I'm not the only one..)

"Hey, you know, I'm realy not trying to make a fuss or anything, I seriously don't know what's going on.." He tried desperately to sweet talk to guards into letting him loose. "I mean, realy, I was just walking! And there you go, right smack into a camp, doin' who knows what, who knows, who, etc..you know.." He tried to sound threatening, somethinhg he wasn't all that good at, a thing he scolded himself for often. "I'll, I'll, well, be evil and hurt you all with a few words!!" (lie) He sighed, letting them drag him wherever theywanted to send him.

(I'd rather help them then become food for whatever they're fighting..) He looked back at where the mage last was. He wondered about him...Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Phobic_rion
08/08/2002 5:24 AM

Oh, and unlike most magi, he's got realy super short black hair in a spiked fassion. (odd...)Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

eswiftfire
08/08/2002 6:06 AM

(not odd. Eliar Swiftfire's like that too.)"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

schuey10
08/08/2002 6:47 AM

Brabus looked at the princess in amazement, "Your majesty, may I take leave" he said. The Princess bid him farewell.

Brabus was furious, the princess seemed more focused on romance than the looming battle. He stormed out of the holding quarters, now in a truly foul mood. A young messanger boy came running over to him, intent on delivering another worthless message no doubt. "Sir, some of the pikesmen are having words with each other, Valonna passed their camp a few minutes ago and now they are arguing over who loves her most.

This news only deepened Brabus' anger, he picked up his pace. He passed a few tents, made a left turn at his own tent, and walked straight till he saw the three pikesmen arguing. So enthralled were they that they didnt even see him coming.

Without a word he punched one man in the face, bone crunched beneath his fist. His outstretched arm grabbed another of the soldiers. With ease Brabus lifted him off the ground by his neck, headbutted the man, and let his limp body fall to the ground. The third man had tried to run, but was stopped by some of the other soldiers. Brabus would see to it that he was punished severely for this.

"I am in no mood for games today", he growled, addresing the small group that had gathered. "If I hear anymore of this foolery, I will personally give you a lashing". With that said he made his way back to his tent.

Kitiara99
08/08/2002 8:12 AM

Aylanna halted her horse to greet the handsome young man. He looked confident and strong, yet deeply troubled. Not unlike myself. She murmured. Though I'm more uncertain than troubled. The ghosts of my past have been put to rest a long time ago.

She climbed gracefully off her horse, swinging her blonde hair away from her face. "Greetings, good sir. My name is Aylanna Sythilbane, and I ride for yonder encampment to aid the valiant rebel princess. Am I to have the pleasure of your company?"“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

[Edited by Kitiara99 on Thursday, August 8, 2002 8:14 AM]

PrincessCasandra09
08/08/2002 8:16 AM

The Princess called everyone, including Cain, to her tent. She paced back and forth untill they all arrived. She looked at everyone, planning something in her head. "

" One of our spies has informed me that a food wagon on a journey to father will be passing at Poor Man's Gorge tommorrow. Brabus, Draekus, you will be attacking, hopefully bring us back food, water, weapons and such. Take anything you can. Also, I am leading a raid in a few days time, please infor your soilders, scouts, spies if they wish to have anything. That is all."

Then she looked at Cain " I am very sorry about how my brutes have treated yo this morning. They should have taken you to me first. I am her Majesty Neliany le Blance, Nelia for short. Thesew are Generals Brabus, Equinox, Draekus and Gathul. This is Erynius and Valonna. They are my personal. I wish to place you in General Brabus's group, Group Gold, aour finest warriors." she gave a sharp look in Brabus's way. " Your title will be Commander. You will be at Brabus's aid, in his own personal. You are dimissed Commander Cain and the rest of you." she looked Cain staright in the eye. " If you have any problems with this brute," she smiled at Brabus," please inform me. All questions go to him."I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 8:20 AM

Equinox strode foward. "Your majesty! He is a mage....if anything i suggst he be placed under my command, every other mage is! Besides....we have still not determined if he is working for your father or not. I must urge you to leave him with me for but a few minutes.....i will determine if he is truely a spy or not.....and i think that the other Generals will agree with me."

His gaze drifted and rested upon each General. 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
08/08/2002 8:24 AM

The princess looked up. " Very well, then." she strode up to Equinox. " But if you hurt him brother, i shall have your head." she smiled pleasently and walked back to her desk. and spoke to Cain. " Then you shall go with General Equinox. Please, do come back after her is done with you."I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Draekus
08/08/2002 8:26 AM

(OOC: There are a bit too many mages, so I've decided to be a mercenarie instead! My new desc: Draekus, a human mercanarie from the port town of Caergoth, was dark, mysterious and very handsome. He always caught the eye of beautiful maidens, with his charming crooked smile. His shoulder-length black hair, ebony eyes, and tanned skin made him ever the more.
Very skilled with the sword, he was reknowned in the southern reaches of Solamnia and environs. A mercanery since he was 16, he also had alot of experience. Now, almost 8 years later, he was in the service of the rebel princess.)

Upon arriving at the General's Tent, he found it empty. That meant, he would be looking high and low, throughout the entire width and length of the camp before he would find him. Not interested in running after the General for now, he decided to take a walk. The forest clearing was rather cramped, so he decided to make it in the woods.

On his way to a well worn path, one of his favourites, he glimpsed a beautiful woman of exquisite beauty, and wearing a Knight's sword at he hip and riding a snow-white horse. Puzzled, he decided to investigate and get a closer loo at her. 'A woman of such beauty should be gracing the halls of a lord in Palanthas,' he said to himself, 'she must be some noble's daughter, probably of Solamnian decent' he deduced from her sword.

Continuing on his way, he caught a whiff of something delicious coming from a large tent towards the centre of the emcampment. As if on que, his stomach growled in hunger, so he decided it would be best to get a quick bite to eat. That's when he saw Valonna. Wearing the black robes of a priestess of Takhisis, he decided to steer away from her. He had a bad experience with a cleric of the Dark Queen...

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 8:29 AM

Equinox stared at her. "Very well....sister....but remember....to threaten one of my order is very unwise.", With this he grabbed the young mage and strode out of the Command tent, muttering curses under his breath.

Entering his own tent, he threw the young mage into a chair. Then leaned in, his face but inches away. "Who are you? Where did you come 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.....

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 8:31 AM

OOC: Ach...now ya tell me.....hmm....well...there is really only one mage i think....me.....not sure if Dark Mistress is a mage or not though? 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
08/08/2002 8:33 AM

OOC: I know..how about you keep the mage aswell....keep the storyline going as it 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.....

Kitiara99
08/08/2002 8:40 AM

OOC: Actually, there's quite a lot of mages: DarkMaster, Cain, and possibly DarkMistress. Draekus switched but could switch back if he wanted, and there's me and eswiftfire, who are heading for the encampment (i think) and my character has magical powers and his seems to be a mage. So that's quite a lot. But its not necessarily bad or even unrealistic. An army might have 5 or 6 battle mages, and odd's are they'd all be in high ranking positions. If you only had a limited number of mages, chances are you wouldn't have them as foot soldiers in the front lines. So it kind of makes sense, whatever everyone wants to do.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Draekus
08/08/2002 8:46 AM

((Oops! A bit late for that...))

After the meeting with the princess, Draekus took a look at himself. His shirt and pants were full of dirt and mud, after his morning sword practice in a muddy clearing. It had rained last night. He took off his shirt, walking towards his tent intending to change. With the ruffled shirt, is was close to impossible to tell of his figure. He had a slim waist, muscular chest, and slick tanned skin. All from years of hard training. As commander of a small contigent of men, it was his duty to lead them in training excerises throughout the day.

Arriving at his tent, he took out his breastplate and breeches from a chest at the end of his cot, and quickly changed into his training gear. Strapping on his sword, a fine steel sword made a dwarven smith, he set out to gather his men.

eswiftfire
08/08/2002 8:47 AM

Schtolheim smiled warmly... yet it was still impossible to hide the sadness on his face. "Meeting you, m'lady, was already a pleasure by itself. Apparently, we are travelling towards the same direction. The princess's sad tale have touched the hearts of many in the continent. I am sure she must be a very extraordinary girl, carrying such a burden like that."

The blonde haired man extended his hand to the blonde haired woman. "I am Schtolheim Erynius Reinbach the Fourth." "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Draekus
08/08/2002 8:50 AM

OOC: I just thought... well, there aren't very many soldiers in the immediate rp. So I just switched, becasue it would make it more even.

Kitiara99
08/08/2002 9:05 AM

"Well met, Sir Schtolheim." The lost princess smiled graciously, her sapphire eyes sparkling like waters of a crystal lake. "Come, let us journey towards the encampment, and perhaps contrive to meet with the princess herself."

Noting that her companion, the tragically handsome young man, was travelling on foot, she decided to walk her horse. She lead the beautiful creature by its rose red reins, beckoning to Schotlheim to follow. The two walked slowly through the pristine forest, exchanging sad tales of destiny.
When they reached the edge of the encampment, every foot soldier in the nearby area sprung to attention, startled to action by the woman's exquisite beauty. Aylanna paused for a moment to tie her horse to a tree, and several young men jumped up to watch it for her. The young man's sad but noble bearing touched the hearts of all, and they seemed eager to help the pair. Aylanna asked the soldiers where she might find the general of the army, the rebel princess Nelia. the soldiers pointed them in the right direction, and they walked through the camp, turning heads wherever they went.

They gained entrance to the Princess's headquarters, and they walked in proudly. Aylanna greeted her with a shallow curtsy, not an inch deeper than one princess might use to greet another. "Princess Nelia? I am Aylanna Sythilbane, lost princess of a far off realm. I am skilled in the arts of magic and swordplay, and I have come to your aid. I have heard tell of your valiant quest against your father, and I wish to offer my services." Aylanna had often been told she had the voice of an angel, but that was not the voice she used now. The tone she used to address the Princess was regal, respectful, and just a little bit imperious.

She then stepped aside and motioned towards Schotlheim to introduce himself.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Draekus
08/08/2002 9:22 AM

Draekus himself was just about to go see the princess, when he heard voices in her command tent. :: "Princess Nelia? I am Aylanna Sythilbane, lost princess of a far off realm. I am skilled in the arts of magic and swordplay, and I have come to your aid. I have heard tell of your valiant quest against your father, and I wish to offer my services." ::

The sentries standing guard saw him coming from around the tent and saluted. One was a young man from Kalaman. 'Greetings Sir,'he said respectfully, as he saluted his superior.Draekus was well like by the troops. 'I am here to see the Princess, is she busy?' he asked. 'Yes Sir, she has a visitor, I believe to join her cause sir.' 'Thank you Daryk. Tell her Highness, that I would like to see her later, concerning something very important...' 'Yes Sir,' said the young recruit. He saluted as he turned around and left in search of stragglers.

eswiftfire
08/08/2002 9:49 AM

When Scholheim stepped forward, he invoked a mixture of admiration, fear and sadness from the guards. For they admire this otherworldly handsome man's flawless good looks, yet they felt a sense of dread when they imagined the things that could happen if their wives or daughter were around. The sadness that was etched clearly on Schtolheim's face reminded them of personal tragedies that happened to them in various points of their lives.

He bowed deeply, his pale blue eyes glittered like the afternoon sky. "Your Highness. I am Schtolheim Erynius Reinbach the Fourth." He spoke not the place he came from, because it was a place haunted by sad memories. Yet, he had no choice but to continue his introduction about himself. "Like Lady Aylanna here, I am both a magic-user and a swordsman. It would be an honour for me to aid you in this noble cause. Then, I am captivated by your beauty too. No fairer face has yet graced this dull and lifeless place. For dull and lifeless it surely is. For any flower would surely pale in comparison to thy beauty." His voice was melodious and light, yet powerful. Singing beautifully sad ballads that reflected his life was one of his nightly habits.

Schtolheim knew deep in his heart that he was exaggerating. All those surrounding him right now were very good-looking people. And this is what reality is... only those who were physically attractive were allowed to have their places in history books. "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

schuey10
08/08/2002 9:52 AM

Relieved that this Cain fellow had been re-assigned to Equinox, Brabus took no time in drawing up plans for an ambush. He sat at his desk and unrolled one of the many maps he had collected that detailed the local surroundings. "Ah, there it is, Poor Man's Gorge" he said intently. He took out a charcoal pencil and began plotting points of attack.

Since this was a small wagon, he deduced it may be guarded by five or six men at most. Skilled fighters such as Draekus and himself should have little problem disposing of the escort.

"Where is Draekus", he bellowed. "Sir, he has not been seen as of late", one of the sentry's replied. "Well, find him" his face turning red with anger. The sentry called in a replacement and ran off to find Draekus.

Questioning a few soldiers led the sentry to the Princess' tent. "Daryk, I was told Draekus was with the Princess". "She's busy, Draekus headed off that way a little while ago" Daryk said. The sentry soon caught him and informed him of the General's wishes.

[Edited by schuey10 on Thursday, August 8, 2002 9:58 AM]

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 9:57 AM

OOC: Hmm...very well....i'll try something else....does anyone mind then if i take control of cain for a while then? 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.....

schuey10
08/08/2002 10:00 AM

OOC: Are we getting rid of Equinox then?

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 10:03 AM

OOC: No...i just mean that if its alright, i'll use cain for a while aswell....if he is not going to be used...i need to get rid of him somehow....but i would need control of his actions and stuff. 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.....

schuey10
08/08/2002 10:21 AM

OOC: Sounds good to me.

Draekus
08/08/2002 10:26 AM

Later, after talking with the sentry, Draekus decided to visit the General himself. They were good friends, dating back to when they were old enough to carry swords. He relieved his troops to his second-in-command, a trusty lieuteant from his own home town of Caergoth.

Taking a minute to clean his armor, then to sharpen his sword, he then set off to find the General. He as already pumped up from the sword practice in the early morning, then the workout with his troops. On his way, he stopped at the service tent to get a bite to eat.

Finally arriving, he told a sentry to announce his arrival at the General's tent. Standing straight and tall, he awaited the General's permission to enter his tent.

[Edited by Draekus on Thursday, August 8, 2002 10:28 AM]

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 10:36 AM

OOC: Draekus, is it alright with you that i use Cain for a while....i don't know if you would want me to kill him off...so that there is a way for him to depart the story with out just being dropped put. 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.....

Draekus
08/08/2002 10:38 AM

OOC: eerrrmm.... he isn't my character, but i don't mind. he has been gone from the story awhile... maybe he can just be killed in a battle? just an idea. by the way, where is the princess?

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 10:42 AM

OOC: BIG WHOOPS.....Sorry Phobic.....ok just ignore everything that i have said and lets start were i went wrong. 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.....

schuey10
08/08/2002 11:07 AM

OOC: So Equinox is back?

IC: "Enter" Brabus blasted. He got up from his chair and greeted his old friend. "I have been planning our assault on the food wagon, tell me what you think". Brabus outlined the plan while Draekus listened. Hours of planning had resulted in a basic "smash and grab" attack, but Brabus didnt care, he liked to think of himself as a master strategist. The focal point of his attack diagram featured a crude drawing of a large man smashing two heads together, with the words "Brabus the Great" scribbled above it.

DarkMistress
08/08/2002 4:35 PM

((OOC: Sorry guys..I don't come online unttl 5pm eastern stardard time..I live in Maryland..:-) So I work all day..hehe Anyway..I want to clear up my chara..if I can. Valonna is an dark elf..Qualinesti..I guess..but does it really matter? She is no mage or cleric. She healer..using herb and stuff and also trained in torturing people...let us just say that she is very good with knives and enjoys her work! She is about 5'5" slendar with light blond hair and pale blue eye. Her skin is like ivory. She is Very beuatiful but thinks of it as a curse. I hope that clears it up! I will try to keep up with this thread but alot of this is going on when I'm either asleep or at work! OK now I will re-read this thread and figure out where I should be!))"This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

PrincessCasandra09
08/08/2002 5:04 PM

Nwlia looked at Alyanna. " Very well, you may join. But be warned, there are many spies who will take you to my father and he will place you on teh chopping block fro helping me." she glanced at her in a very regal manor and dimissed her. Nelia changed into a velvet green dress and walked hurrily to Brabus's tent, because it had started to rain. " Generals. " she said in a very serious tone. " I see that you have completed a pla, ea? Please, let me have a looksee and see if any changes should be made." she onced over it and smiled a Brabus. " A smash and run, very like youy Brabus, that is way i chosse you. Even though you and Equinox hated each other." she giggled and smiled at Draekus. " These two never got along!" she smiled. " Brabus, what men do you need and what time?"I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Dark_Master
08/08/2002 5:14 PM

OOC: Yeah......Equinox....never left.

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.....

schuey10
08/08/2002 5:57 PM

OOC: My fault, lost track for a sec.

IC: "Your majesty, I need only a few archers to serve as back up, and maybe one other who is trained in the art of swordplay". He and Dreakus had fought side by side for years, they could easily handle 6 men between them. He asked for the backup only to put the Princess's mind at ease.

"Tomorrow we will attack the wagon as it makes it's way through....here", he pointed to the narrowest point in the gorge. "This way, with the element of surprise, they will have little room to manuever or flee". A smile was almost evident beneath his bushy beard. "We will give them a sample of what is yet to come", for a moment he looked at them very seriously, then suddenly his booming laughter could be heard throughout the camp.

eswiftfire
08/08/2002 6:03 PM

After Nelia had bothered to accept Aylanna's services only, Schtolheim's face turned into one of a tortured soul. The sadness and grief he had gone through for the past few years appeared on his handsome face.

"Do you not need me, your highness?" He asked. His voice soft like the trickling rain, but with undercurrents of sorrow. "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Kitiara99
08/08/2002 6:15 PM

Aylanna turned to the tragically handsome young man next to her. "Shall we go find a place to pitch a tent? I believe I have one in my packs. The Princess was rather unaccomodating, although that is to be expected. The poor girl must have so many things on her mind, it would be too much for anyone to handle." She headed back to where her horse was tied, escorted by a large number of eager foot soldiers. Unlike most beautiful women, Aylanna was self sufficient and resourceful. Within half an hour she and Schotlheim had pitched a large tent and furnished it well with the various items they each carried with them.

When they were finished, Aylanna paused for moment, trying to make up her mind. "Oh, its just an army camp. It's not as if I'll get dirty or anything. She chased her companion out of the tent and changed into a flowing red gown that offset her white blond hair nicely. She even added a crystal necklace for flair. She left her sword behind, thinking she would have no need of it. After all, she could always use her phenomonal magical powers in a pinch.

She turned to Schtolheim and spoke, her voice light and musical. "Shall we go? I was thinking we should find the other generals and introduce ourselves. And perhaps ask the Princess what duties she expects us to take on."“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

[Edited by Kitiara99 on Thursday, August 8, 2002 6:23 PM]

eswiftfire
08/08/2002 6:26 PM

The sight of the tents brought back memories... unwanted memories. Memories he had tried to forget... memories that haunted him at night... during his most private moments.

Pain and fear... Death and destruction...

His train of thought was suddenly broken by Aylanna's lovely voice. Schtolheim closed his eyes for a moment, before turning back to his companion and forced a smile on his flawlessly handsome face. "Yes. Let's go."

Pain and fear... Death and destruction... "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

[Edited by eswiftfire on Thursday, August 8, 2002 6:27 PM]

DarkMistress
08/08/2002 6:38 PM

((OOC: ok I'm confused...but that nothing new for me..let me sum up the last few threads. Ahem, Ok Princess Nelia has accepted Aylanna as part of her army with a warning of course...but completely dismiss Schtolheim. She then changes cloths and before going off to be with her boy toy, aka Cain, she makes a quick stop at Brabus' tent. She looks at his plans of attacked and approves them. She ask if he needs any men. He thinks only a few archer for back up for him and Dreakus will do. Only question is where is Equinox? I guess since I am way behind...and was dismissed a few post ago..lol..I will be in my tent or on my way to my tent..where ever it may be..:-) Just let me know if you want anyone tortured..send them my way!))


After being dismissed by her Mistress, Valonna decides to go back to her tent and settle down for the evening. Not wanting to be alone she walks the camp with her hood down hoping to catch herself a good looking man.If I have no one to torture, then I may as well have some fun!

Walking slowly, she scans the camp for her next victim."This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

[Edited by DarkMistress on Thursday, August 8, 2002 6:39 PM]

Kitiara99
08/08/2002 6:39 PM

Aylanna's heart went out to the young man. He bore his pain and suffering so nobly, so proudly, he would inspire compassion and admiration in the most stonehearted of men. She smiled back at him, a beautiful smile on a perfect face, her sapphire eyes sparkling.

The two walked through the camp again, this time in search of a general's tent or meeting place. Aylanna paused to question a soldier, and he jumped to attention, offering to personally guide them to the ten the general's often used to plan their strategies. Aylanna thanked him graciously, and the young man was beaming with joy.

They arrived at the tent, and Aylanna looked to Schtolheim, a little apprehension showing on her flawless face. Then she turned resolutely and stepped into the tent, seeing several high ranking officer's gathered around. The Princess was present too, and that was Aylanna turned to. "Lady Nelia." She said graciously, inclining her head ever so slightly. She paused for a moment to see if the others would respond.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

eswiftfire
08/08/2002 6:46 PM

If he was nervous or angry, Schtolheim did not show it on his perfectly-chiseled face. Any other proud mage or warrior, or a spellsword like him would have felt insulted at how the princess ignored him completely. Yet he said nothing, for it had been a long time since he killed his real emotions. All he could feel was sadness... sadness for the princess... sadness for what she was about to face in the future.

He understood why he was disregarded like this... who wouldn't? His hands, so perfectly slender... the hands of a poet or an artist... were covered with blood. Because the only colour he had used was the colour of blood, while his canvas was a battlefield... "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

[Edited by eswiftfire on Thursday, August 8, 2002 6:47 PM]

Dark_Master
08/09/2002 1:35 AM

OOC: Yeah Equinox is in his tent.

IC: The young mage hadn't spoken.....possibly too petrified with fear. Equinox narrowed his eyes to show his displeasure. "You had best start speaking young mage......patience is not one of my virtues." 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.....

schuey10
08/09/2002 5:15 AM

Thunderstruck by the fact that two strangers stood in his tent and he had not been notified of the guests by his sentry, Brabus's hand went instinctively to his sword. "Who do you think you are?....barging into my private quarters like this" he roared.

Draekus and Brabus stood side by side, hands on their sword hilts, a truly formidable duo.

Kitiara99
08/09/2002 6:26 AM

"Please, good sirs, we pose no threat." Aylanna reassured them. "We have come to aid Her Highness in her cause. We are both skilled fighter's and magic users, and we simply meant to seek out those in charge in order to learn our place." She put a special emphasis on the word "our" and glanced meaningfully at the princess. Then she smiled beguilingly at the two men.

“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Draekus
08/09/2002 7:48 AM

((OOC: sorry i've been gone for so long! busy, with stuff to do... anywayz, im back!))

Draekus eyes narrowed. He wasn't particularly fond of magic-users. He thought like old Solamnics, magic does not mix with sword. "They are untrustworthy, and too they cannot defend themselves when there 'magic' fails. We have not the time or manpower to take care of magic-users." All this he said into the ear of Brabus. "But I leave the decision to you, my General."

He stood straight and tall, and proud. His excellently crafted steel sword hung at his hip, in a finely tooled leather scabbard. His breastplate shined in the morning light, as did the silver chain that hung from his neck. A gift from a friend, years and years ago. His eyes were hard as the steel of his blade, and just as sharp. His only other weapon consisted of a matching steel dagger in his boot.

Dark_Master
08/09/2002 8:01 AM

He was growing tired of the young mages insolence....."When i tell you to speak little mage, you SPEAK!", Still he said nothing. He did not have the patience jsut now to torture the young man, he was needing his strength and magic for another task, he could ill afford to spend himself.

Calling two of the guards outside. "Take this pest to Valonna, see if she can tear something out of him.", he smiled slyly as the guards hauled him away.

Once they had left his sight, he turned, opened a book. Perhaps now was the time to finish his spell. 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
08/09/2002 9:18 AM

The princess bid Brabus and Draekus farewell, telling Brabus he could have those things. She decided to vist Valonna and headed towards her tent. Then she saw Equinox and Cain, Cain in chains, heading towards Valonna's tent too. Nelia ran towards them. " Equinox! What are you doing? I said to not hurt him , but you dissobeyed!" Nelia took teh keys from Equinox and undid the chains. " I am very sorry for the trouble, sir. Please feel free to leave." she loked her older brother in thr eye, a very stern look on her face. " But, you may want to stay here, due to the fact that my father's army will caputre you and kill you. Please stay." She loked Cain in the eyes and smiled.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Phobic_rion
08/09/2002 9:20 AM

OOC: Sorry guys! I can only go online once a day!! There's to many peope talking at once, and I can't keep track al that well. I'll try. If I'm not talking for while, it's cuz of that.

IC: Cain looked about in total terror as the guards took him away again.
(look what you've gotten yourself into now..) He screamed back to the big man, hopping he could get his attention. He chuckled to himself nervously. "Look, I'm too young ta' die...." The men looked at him like he was crazy. "I'll help ya'll. Realy I will...Um..I don't know anything all that good, but I bet I could do alright?" He sighed. The men wheren't paying attention to him. He tried to squirm away to no avail, but was finally able to get loose and run after the man who had tried to talk to him earlier. He almost ran him over, panting heavilly.

"Look, you wanna know my name? It's Cain Sydney Lulliasna. (crazy ne?) I'm just an apprentice, if you think I'm trying to hurt someone...You got it wrong. Look, I'll help already, just tell me what to do.."

He prayed hard that this man would help him out....

(I hope I'm not gonna die..that's not how I planned my life..)

OOC: I'll try to get online more often^^Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Kitiara99
08/09/2002 9:26 AM

OOC: Princess, you need to read all the posts. That's twice now that you've ignored me or eswiftfire when our characters directly addressed yours. It makes it very hard to roleplay if the "DM" (person who started the thread and therefore has the best idea of where its going) doesn't try to move things along.

IC: Aylanna stared icily at Draekus. "You, sir, should inform yourself of all the facts before speaking. My father was a Solamnic knight. The fact that I do not carry a sword does not mean I cannot wield one. Should my magic fail, and I assure it shall not, I can hold my own with sword and crossbow far better than many men. Sir Schotlheim, while also a magic user, is equally skilled in the fighting arts." She spun on her heel and walked from the tent.

OOC: I'm going to be gone for a couple days, either eswiftfire or alanded will be playing my character so everyone else can continue as usual. “We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

PrincessCasandra09
08/09/2002 9:26 AM

The princess walked up to Cain. " Let him go, men. He will be useful in my squad." she waved her hand and disappered. She reappeared in Draekus's tent. She watched has he walked in and a look of shock crossed his face. " Um, hi would be nice."I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Phobic_rion
08/09/2002 9:43 AM

Cain stared at the pretty lady with his bright blue eyes, turning to a dark purple in a moment. She was pretty...

"Hi.." He waited for a decent reply, but the girl seemed to be entranced. He looked away, down towards the other people in the camp. It was pretty large, the group had grown quite a bit. THat other mage he had seen earlier just didn't seem to care for him.

"Yeah, you know my name right? Of course you do...look, I realy didn't want to get involved, but I kinda stumbled in...I'll help you all, but those dudes of yours are gonna have to learn the 'hands off' rule. Hey, um, I don't believe I've acutally seen you around before.." He tried to keep his gaze aay from her, who was still staring at him adoringly. He put a hand through his hair, ripping his gaze away.

"Look," He ended, pulling his hood over his head. "I'll be over...there..if you..need me or..anything..." He stuttered, walking oera ways to sit down. What was WRONG with that girl?

(I never thought I was that cute..)Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Phobic_rion
08/09/2002 9:51 AM

OOC: and, on top of it all...My mom put an hour time limit on my internet name, so I have to go to the library for a few minutes...sorry ya'll if you wanna kill me that bad, go ahead, and I GIVE anybody the permission to run Cain if I don't talk after a while...(try to keep him on the up and easy please. He's not a contemplative kind of person..more laid back)Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

eswiftfire
08/09/2002 9:55 AM

Schtolheim saw the distrustful look on Draekus's face and sighed inwardly. For most of his life, he had met countless who looked at him this way... he was scorned by both mages and knights. Therefore, he knew that he was neither mage or knight... he was nothing. He was just an insignificant being...

The gloom and depression took over the flawlessly handsome man. Making him unable to speak up for himself.

Yes... let Aylanna do all the talking... it makes no difference... whatever happens... things are just the same... He thought sadly."I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Phobic_rion
08/09/2002 10:04 AM

Cain sat by himself for a while, contemplating. (something he doesn't do very often) What was going on and why? The poeple around him, most being intimidating, where all part of this thing, but he seemed to be the only one who realy stood out. Probably the younged as well, he thought solumnly. I should have never left home... He looked over at a girl on a white horse and another man. More peeps...

"I have no idea what I'm getting my little ass into..."

He continued to sit, untill the urge to walk about took him over. He only rummaged from place to place untill he found that mage he'd been eyeballing this entire time.

"Hi there...Um, what did that princess say your name was again..?" Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Kitiara99
08/09/2002 10:04 AM

OOC: Do I have this right now? Aylanna (me) and Schtolheim are in Draekus's tent talking to him, and the princess just walked in. Valonna is at her tent, and everyone else....I'm not sure. Who exactly is Cain talking to? Princess...you should maybe try to pull everyone together and move this in some direction.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

schuey10
08/09/2002 10:25 AM

OOC: This is my take on things, correct me if I am wrong. Equinox got tired of Cain, sent him off with some guards to get torturred by Valonna. On the way the Princess (Who just left Aylanna and Schtolheim standing in Brabus's tent with Draekus, without a word of introduction). Brabus and Draekus were going over the attack plan on the wagon, the Princess was there to give Brabus anything he needed when the two entered. Aylanna left the tent after she didnt like the way Draekus was looking at her, Princess teleported to Draekus's tent????? I thought he was with me, all the while flirting with Cain. Does that make any sense? Basically I am trying to figure out what Aylanna and Schtol are doing in my tent without permission, Aylanna, I guess you just left, and schtol is still in there.

Phobic_rion
08/09/2002 10:28 AM

OOC: I was talking to Equinox. I'm asking for a name. I have no idea..I realy don't care to be flirted with.....(can't you tell he's trying to avoid it?)Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Kitiara99
08/09/2002 10:30 AM

OOC: I'm very confused, but that helped a little. Me and Schtol came into your tent to speak with the Princess since she blew us off before. (She needs to read the posts or something, she's the reason this is getting so confusing.) But then she disappeared without speaking to us again, and Draekus spoke to us, so Aylanna answered him and left, but I don't know who's tent we're actually in.

Maybe we should just call everyone together at one place.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

schuey10
08/09/2002 10:39 AM

OOC: Phobic, you have to make sure you read all the other posts. So far your character stumbled into camp, got arrested and taken to the holding area. You were then going to be interrogated by Equinox, until Princess rescued you and had you go to her tent. She assigned you first to Brabus, then Equinox took exception and you were put under his control. Equinox took you to his tent with the intention of intergating you. After you played tough and wouldnt speak, he sent you off with the guard to be tortured by Valonna. On the way the Princess saw you and wanted your chains taking off again.

It's kind of confusing, I understand. I dont think Equinox is the small talk type of guy either, so it might be best to prove your loyalties in a manner other than just saying "hi" and asking his name.

I think were all a bit confused of where everyone is. Princess, I agree with Kit, can we tie this together somehow?

eswiftfire
08/09/2002 10:40 AM

OOC: *sigh*"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Kitiara99
08/09/2002 10:46 AM

OOC: The Princess won't do it, left to her own devices she'll stay in Equinox's tent flirting for the next few days. Let's say the generals all decided to meet in someone's tent, (Brabus maybe?) and Aylanna and Schtolheim see them heading that way and join them. Or something to that effect. Just to make this more coherent.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Phobic_rion
08/09/2002 11:31 AM

OOC: I'm kind of new with this whole gig and I'm realy sorry If I piss you all off in any way....Soooorrrryyy. (kicks in the but) there. If I annoy you all, just kill me, but in ther meantime, I do try....Alright, on for another try:

IC: Cain stared back at the mage, taking a deep breath, hopping the person wouldn't try to fry him.

"My name, since you where inquiring, (and I'msorry about that..) Is Cain. It's very nice to meet your aquaintence, and if I might say, I hope to be as good as you someday? Maybe..." He hopped the mage wouldn't fry him, again..(I'm just trying to say hello...in a more polite way...)
Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Kitiara99
08/09/2002 11:40 AM

OOC: Don't worry Phobic, you're doing fine. The whole htreads a little convuluted right now, its not your fault at all. We'll pull everything together. And as for computer time being limited, I know what that's like. I think I'm facing that one really soon too. :( As long as you post once a day you're good. “We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Phobic_rion
08/09/2002 11:44 AM

OOC: That's good..Hey, since princess loooves me so much, I'll have her do just that rallying thing, get everyone in the same place, or try to do it myself maybe...Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

schuey10
08/09/2002 11:51 AM

OOC: Phobic, wasn't trying to piss you off, just straighten things up a bit.

Phobic_rion
08/09/2002 11:54 AM

OOC: It's not that, I'm fine, realy. I'll try to taalk to princess and straiten this mess out. the story isn't going anywhere, and it's getting kind boring,.Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Maugetar
08/09/2002 1:03 PM

OOC; Okay, I miss one day and there is so much reading to do. Wouldn't be so bad but half the posts are OOC only. As far as I can see every charecter is iether everywhere at once or fading in and out of existence as other charecters ignore them. We need all the charecters to meet up? Well, on to the next day of the campaign....

IC; Gathûl stood behined the Princess' throne. slightly to one side. On the Princess left sat Equinox and Brabus, on her right were seated Valonna and Draekus. the other newcommers, Cain and the two who had wandered into the camp yesterday. A few others stood with them, Gathûl frowned, half these people had just walked into the camp, he would have to speak to Brabus about the aptitude of the camp guards. The assassin looked at the attendants as the Princess coughed politly for attention, but they didn't hear and continued talking, they heard Gathûl's knife thud into the table.

"I believe her ladyship was about to speak.""Ah, they have a cave troll....."

DarkMistress
08/09/2002 1:59 PM

((OOC: I think I will follow Maugetar post..unless there are any objections..I think it was a good way to get us all together in one spot and get the ball rolling. Is Princess still with us or did we lose her? Anyway... Onward through the fog!))

Valonna sit s calmly as the group jumps to attention at Gathul's knife hitting th table. She finds herself smiling as she glaces over to where Gathul is standing.

An elf after my own heart..that is if I had one her smile widens ever so slightly.

Bringing herself back to focus, she realizes that she has been staring at Gathul and now he has returned her stare. No expression on his face just a piercing stare. She feels a blush raise to her cheeks as she quickly turns away. Damn him! I can not read through those eyes of his. Just look at me, blushing like a young maiden! Only the Gods know what he might be thinking.

Feeling a bit uneasy, she looks over at the Princess and awaits her to speak."This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

[Edited by DarkMistress on Friday, August 9, 2002 2:00 PM]

PrincessCasandra09
08/09/2002 3:26 PM

(( Sorry all! I can only get on a few times a day, very limited. Lets start where Maugetar is!!!!))

The Princess jumped at the sound of Gathul's knife through the table. She gave quick glance at him. " Was that nessacary Gathul??" she blinked her eyes and returned to the others. " Now, tommorrow morning, Generals Brabus and Draekus will be leading a group to attack a food wagon at Poor Man's Gorge. Now seeing is that a food wagon is nothing, I still have the rising supsiion that Father will attcak. Any ideas?" Right then, a messanger stumbled through the tent onto the groUND. " My'lady princess, a word fromt eh spies in the north." he said, out of breath. The Princess read over the note and handed it to Gathul. " Tell me, Gathul, do think it is true? Father coming here for battle? Int eh miuddle of the cold? " she looked serious. Gathul took the note and handed it to Brabus. Nelia stod up. " Tell teh tropps to prepare for battle. Take the livestock to Houlden River Valler. Tell everyonbe the tents to be dismantled and placed in their proper positions. I want everyone ready in 1 hour. Hear me? One Hour." she dismissed everyone, but took Alyanna aside. " Your Highness, I would be honored if you served with us. You maybe in any group. You may decide. If you shall stay, you may stay with me in my quarters. If you decide to leave, i will get a escort to help you to safety. The choice is yours.. Will you help?" I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

eswiftfire
08/09/2002 7:41 PM

OOC: Kit99 won't be around for the weekend. Her character will be taken over by Alanded.
"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Maugetar
08/10/2002 2:59 AM

Gathûl bared his teeth in a slight grin as Valonna looked away, her dark cheeks showing a tint of red. He took the note from the Princess and read it briefly, then he leant over to the Princess and whispered his recommendation to her,

"Send Draekus and Cain to attack the caravan. I do not think that your father will lead this attack, I think it most likely that he will send his general Fallek to lead the attack. If Barabus and Equinox can hold the defensive line, I am sure Valonna and myself can come to some solution regarding Fallek. Cut of the head and the snake will die Princess, and it will minimise the losses among your own people.""Ah, they have a cave troll....."

PrincessCasandra09
08/10/2002 8:56 AM

Nelia thought about Gathul's plan. " Fine, Gathul. Cain, Draekus, go attack thr caravan. Barbua, Equinox, hold the defensive line. That is my finaaly statement, this meeting is ajourned." she stood up and bid everyone fareqwell. The n she ran up to Draekus. " Draekus, please dont try to be a hero. I dont want you died." she smiled and kissed Draekus on teh cheek lightly and walked off to get her tent ready.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Phobic_rion
08/10/2002 9:11 AM

Cain almost gasped in disbelief. Dreakus?! He was with that big man? He immagined himself getting picked apart like a twig in the man's fingers. He gulped, bowing to her decision and taking a sweeping walk. He sauntered among the people, going to a nearby water place and washing off his face. He sighed, wondering just what he was getting himself into.

"Cain, you are a complete idiot if there ever was an idiot of idiots..." His hair dripped, falling over his eyes. He cared not to spike it up again, instead let it hang down a little below his eyes in the front and neck in the back. He sat down, fondling a small necklace at his throat. He was lost in it's darkness, for a moment fighting the urge to cry. He pulled himself farther into his hood, keeping the feelings to himself.

"Never..I won't give into it...Mother.."Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

DarkMistress
08/10/2002 9:54 AM

((OOC: I'm confused..I thought the Princess was after Cain not Draekus? hehe..doesn't matter..you go girl! Anyway..on with the story and the plot thickens!*dramatic music plays*..oops sorry I was getting carried away!))

Valonna sits there wondering what Gathul is planning.Well whatever it is, I am sure I will like it! she thinks with a evil grin as she walks over towards Gathul.

Valonna awaits for Gathul to finish talking to the others around him with a feeling of anticipation. As she stands next to him she notices how her ivory skin is such a contrast to his. She finds it amusing in a way almost wanting to touch his dark skin but she restrains herself.

He would probably take it the wrong way if I did that. she thinks to herself but would that be such a bad thing? she startles herself with that thought her grin turn to a frown Fool! Yes this is a time of war not a time for a trip through the forset! Fighting with her thoughts she realizes that Gathul is now looking at her with an amused smile."This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

Alanded
08/10/2002 10:39 AM

OOC: Heya all! Standing in for Aylanna while she's away.

Aylanna frowned slightly, an expression that only made her face ten times more beautiful. The princess had walked up to her, asked her if she was willing to help, and then walked away before she had given a reply.

And before that, the same thing had happened when they had sought an audience with her in her tent. Odd. Unless...

She turned to Schtolheim, who was standing beside her, a deeply sorrowful expression of profound sadness that bespoke a grieving heart hounded by guilt etched on his handsome face, serving only to enhance its attractiveness and give it a striking quality that could capture the heart of any mortal woman in its soulful perfection.

When he realised she was looking at him, he turned his attention to her, his blue eyes haunted by inner turmoil and anguish.

She voiced her suspicions to him, pitching it low so that no one else could hear it.

"Sir Schtolheim, I think the princess must be suffering from memory lapses...."Laseen sent Tavore
Rushing across the seas
to clasp Coltaine's hand
And closing her fingers
She held crow-picked bones

TheSha'ik Uprising
Wu

Deadhouse Gates,Steven Erikson

eswiftfire
08/10/2002 10:59 AM

He was ignored...

Darkness engulfed Schtolheim in a deep pit of depression, dark claws of despair grasping him tight. Was he going to be damned to an eternity of loneliness? To spend the rest of his life in solitude... knowing no companionship?

Then, the tragically handsome young man realized Aylanna was looking at him. And he turned his attention to her. Here, at least, was someone who acknowledged his existence. Who was not afraid of the dark deeds he had done, dark deeds that stained his perfectly slender fingers, dark deeds that corrupted his once- innocent soul, dark deeds that caused him to wake up screaming from nightmares that plagued him at night, and the faces of those he had slaughtered.

"Sir Schtolheim, I think the princess must be suffering from memory lapses...." Aylanna said, her voice was the summer breeze sighing through a forest, the soft bubbling of a fast flowing stream, the sweet bird song of spring mornings.

A ray of hope blossomed as he heard what she said. Memory lapses? Perhaps that is why she had ignored me since the moment I walked into this tent, he thought.

"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

schuey10
08/10/2002 2:35 PM

brabus made his way back to his tent after the meeting. He was confused by this Queens wishes. One minute he was to attack the supplies wagon, the next, ordered to bolster the defenses.

There were plans to be made, but for now he decided to rest.

Maugetar
08/11/2002 4:28 AM

Gathûl looked around for a moment, the others were suprised by the princess' apparent fickleness. They would be thankful before the battle was over. He looked down at Valonna, she was blushing slightly again. The assassin couldn't completely hide a slightly amused smile. Here might be a game worth playing, worthy opponents were hard to find these days.

The job first. There will be plenty of time for he game later.

"Follow me, we should discuss this in your tent, that way I can see what...tools we have avaliable.""Ah, they have a cave troll....."

DarkMistress
08/11/2002 6:11 AM

With a nod Valonna slips out of the door heading towards her tent, Gathul follows silently behide her. A feeling of excitement fills her body as they reach her tent. Once inside she goes over to her cot and reaches underneath for her precious tools. She pulls out what seems to be a rolled up blanket. She walks over to the table and unrolls it. She smiles at the array of knives, needles and assorted sharp pointy objects she has collected over the years. Quite impressed with herself she turns to look at Gathul.

"As you can see I have many tools, as you put it, avaliable for many different types of torture. The knives range from piercing to those that cut through a victims bones. The needles are a second level for those who can withstand a lot of pain. There are many places you can put these needles that shoot pain deep within the body." she says smiling to herself then continues, "lastly I have my herbs. I have special blends that can loosen a man's tongue or make them so sick they will do anything for a cure." her smile leaves her face as she looks up at Gathul with a serious expression. "Is that sufficient?"


((OOC: I swear I am not this sick..I don't know anything about torture..but sounds pretty good, huh?*laughs* Must be all thoses years of reading!))"This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

[Edited by DarkMistress on Sunday, August 11, 2002 6:15 AM]

Maugetar
08/11/2002 6:24 AM

Gathûl looks over the array of knives and picks up three, testing the edges against his finger, drawing a drop of deep purple blood. Then, without warning he span and threw the knives, hitting a life-size anatomical diagram hanging on one wall, the three knives all hit their intended locations. The assassin walked over to the diagram and pointed to one knife,

"In the side of the knee, lames the target , causes excruciating pain but does not cause terminal bleeding."

He indicated the second,

"Up the inside of the ribcage, not so painful if kept still, but incredibale effective if twisted."

The last knife was in the diagram's neck,

"Need I say more?"

The Dark Elf retrived the knives and returned tthem to the sheet,

"That is pretty much the extent of my knowledge on that subject, though it is of course your preserve."

He looked Valonna directly in the eye,

No harm in starting the game early.

He held her gaze with his for a long moment, then looked over at a medicine cuboard,

"I gather you know something about poisons? I thought we might...combine our knowledge.""Ah, they have a cave troll....."

Dark_Master
08/11/2002 1:44 PM

OOC: Geesh.....i'm gone for a couple of days and theres over 30 posts in this one.....hopefully i read the posts right and i won't confuse anyone.

IC: Equinox mulled over his spellbooks, preparing for the up-coming battle. But he couldn't concentrate. Slamming the book closed he stood up sharply. "Insolent whelp!! How dare she.....hold the front lines.....i'll hold the front lines alright.....if it weren't for.....", he held his tounge. Too many ears may have been listening.

Still shaking with rage, he stormed out of the tent. The sentries shivered as he passed them. He went to assemble what few war mages were under his command. He had heard that a couple new comers were skilled in magic....where they to aid him. Not that he needed it though. 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.....

Phobic_rion
08/11/2002 3:33 PM

OOC: I'm lost...wait, maybe not...

IC: "Wha?!" Cain looked over at the black mage stalking though the tents, glancing in a bit of confusion. He sighed. The man probably had his reasons, and was pretty smart with them anyhow. He pulled out a book, studding quietly, looking up from time to time at the other people who would walk by, saying nothing to any of them.

"Kind of hard to study with all of the interesting things going on..." He picked himself up, putting the book away and walking thru the tents untill he came to the main tent where he had just left. He heard some arguing, deciding quickly not to intrude. He walked away silently.

"I wonder why the hell she put me with that big guy anyhow? What could I do to help him?! Be his towel boy!!??" He thought silently, trying not to get mad at the descision. That princess was just being a little too innocent for her age and her ideals.Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

DarkMistress
08/11/2002 7:29 PM

Valonna listens as she watches the assassin's little demonstration as she feel a shiver of pleasure. Controling her expression, Valonna nods. "Yes I do know quit a bit about poisons and would be more then happy to share what I know with you." a smile widens across her face, "what do you have in mind, Gathul?"



(OOC: I won't be posting at all tomorrow..so whatever you want to do here is fine with me..I know how these post seem to grow over night and missing one day can mess up a thread..lol I'll post again in 2 days or about 48hrs from this post!.. Have fun!))"This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

Draekus
08/12/2002 8:30 AM

(OOC: I've been gone for quite awhile haven't I? What have I missed? Is the Princess suddenly interested in me? Why am i such a 'big man'? Am I asking too many questions? lol :P)

Draekus, (not exactly sure where he was anymore), decided to sit down. He was all confused, because of all the recent events happening so fast. "Must have dozed off," he said to himself. He looks around cheerfuly, looking drunk to most around him who thought he was a stern, hardened commander. "Although I could use something hard right about now..." His gaze drops to his hip, where a silver flask containing a hard brandy was sitting. He picked it up, and took a swig. Then another, then another, then another..... ........ ............. ....... ......... ............. .............. ..........

He woke up to find himself back in his tent, close to mid afternoon. The sun was high at it's zenith. "Oh, must have dozed off again." He rose to his feet, feeling a bit weezy. His stomach rumbled for food, and his lip were parched. It was getting to be a hot, and dry summer. He went in search of the cook, to see if he could get something to eat. Halfway out of his tent, he tripped over a sword that was lying carelessly on the path.

"Just wait till I get my hands on the impotent fool who left his..." he took a long look at the sword. "Wait, this is my sword.... but... how... when..." Draekus was confused all overv again.

((OOC: I like being drunk! So much fun...))

Draekus
08/12/2002 8:44 AM

((OOC: Ok, back to seriousness-ness))

Draekus blushed. The Princess was a pretty thing, but he couldn't let himself get distracted by her. He had a duty to himself, and to her cause. He saluted to her, then when she was gone, he contemplated what she had said. He smiled when he heard he was being paired with Cain, the newcomer, instead of his old friend Brabus for the raid. He would be the one doing most of the work, he would probably be employing Cain as his 'towel-boy'. Little did he now, Cain was thinking the same thing. (:D)

But, he couldn't help but feel a little diseappointed. It had always been him and Brabus, they were the backbone of the Princesses army. Not to mention the best, and most experienced fighters and military strategists. He decided he would have fun teaching Cain how to use a sword.

After fixing himself and eating a little lunch, he set out for the river, where he would go about his morning sword practice with his soldiers.

Phobic_rion
08/12/2002 9:25 AM

Cain stared at the sky, looking back at the ground. He saw Dreakus walk by, obviously on the way to practice, so, obviously, since he was stuck with him, Cain followed. He sat down on a nearby log as the practice began, and was amazed at the skill of this guy.

(I can use a sword if I wanted to....but not like that..)

He stared at the others there, who where obviously as good.

(I hope he realizes that I'm Magi and not a pistol-packing-sword-slashing destructo-boy.) He sighed, pulling himself together, pulling his hood over his head, hoping that the man hadn't seen him. He might get angry and snap him....

"Better be going.." He sighed, but he went nowhere. This whole sword thing was just interesting.Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

schuey10
08/12/2002 9:58 AM

Brabus awoke early the next morning, ate a quick breakfast, and prepared to meet with his commanders. Although no official word had come of an attack, he wanted to make sure his ranks would be ready.

The commanders left his tent with their orders. Each was to have their men ready for battle at the slightest mention of an attack. Brabus had taken the liberty of bolstering the camps defenses. Archers positioned themselves in the trees on the outskirts of the camp. Sentries patrolled the camps perimeter all day and night. Brabus had sent some of his best spies into the field with the hopes that they would bring back valuable information on the enemies position and size.

Brabus sat in his tent, he could do little else until he had Equinox's strategy in his hands. Although their ways of dealing death were worlds apart, they would have to work together if they were going to be succesful.

PrincessCasandra09
08/12/2002 10:21 AM

The Princess walked over to Draekus. " Well, well. General Draekus praticing. I thought i'd never see the day." she laughed and smiled at Draekus. " There has been a slight change in your party coming with you. I shall join you and Cain. You can use a fighter like meI am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Phobic_rion
08/12/2002 10:31 AM

Cain stared out at the girl from the depths of his hood, his bright blue eyes turning purple. Just great he thought to himself. Not only am I with a big dude being a towel boy, I'm along with a lovesick princess! He huddled up farther, trying not to be noticable, but it seemed as though it was no use. Everyone was already looking at him.Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Dark_Master
08/12/2002 12:49 PM

Equinox daddled through the encampment, he liked keeping Brabus waiting. However he knew he would have to work with the man in order to win this battle. He entered the Generals tent....ignoring the protests of the sentry outside...."Well General Brabus...whats on the agenda for us today?" 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
08/12/2002 12:51 PM

The Princess smiled and walked off to talk to her brother. " Equinox. Equinox...." she trailed off, looking for her brother. " I need to talk to you." she lead her brother to a tent and faced him. " Equinox, if i dont come back from the field, make sure father does not win. You hear me?! Make sure he does not win. " she looked at her older brother for response.
I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Dark_Master
08/12/2002 1:02 PM

She had dragged him from Brabus' tent and pulled him into another. "No....father shall not win....he never had a chance to begin with. Darkness is on my side....your alligences are still unclear to....however by the Black Moon and my Dark Lord.....father shall not win. Of that i promise."

She didn't notice it....caught up in the moment....but he never mentioned that she wouldn't die on the field.

"Anyway sister....i must leave....General Brabus and i must talk of certain things before the battle. I take my leave of you now.", he walked away from her and returned to Brabus...."Now...where were we?" 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
08/12/2002 1:11 PM

" Fine. Tell General Brabus that i leave with Draekus in a few hours. And also, if i do die, tell him i love him very much." she smiled and dissappeared.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

schuey10
08/12/2002 1:18 PM

"She drags you around like a rag doll, Equinox!", Brabus said, erupting into laughter. He noticed Equinox's eyes narrow, but the big man took no notice. His giant hand slammed down on his work table, bits a peices flew in all directions, his laughter continued.

Dark_Master
08/12/2002 1:23 PM

"I would watch your tounge Brabus....otherwise i will use it for a spell component.....she does not drag me around...no one drags me around.", his voice was venom. "Now..this...battle if you will. What are your plans.....obviously i intend to blast them into a thousands peices.....but i would just hate it if your troops were to get in the way..." 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
08/12/2002 1:28 PM

Nelia walked into Brabus's tent. " I think the general is smarter than that Equinox." she laughs at the joke. " Come now, Brabus, i think your plan is brillant." She looks at the giant. " Now, i think this troop," she draws arrows into the plan," should head here to reneforse this one." she draws a circle around it. " Now it is ok." I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Dark_Master
08/12/2002 1:32 PM

"Yes.....i will be atop this cliff....hurling fire and death down upon them.", his finger strayed on the map, pointing out his position..,"However, the question remains, do you want me to attack at the beginning or come in at the end for a flowerly finish?" 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
08/12/2002 1:41 PM

Nelia laughs. " Whatever you want." she snaps her fingers and points to teh wall, where the map flies up. " Good day Generals!"I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

PrincessCasandra09
08/12/2002 1:53 PM

(( I am just skipping ahead to the battle scean))

Nelia packed her horse as teh camp prepared fro teh up coming battle. It was early moring and the time was upon them. Nelia checked her horse and mounted him. " Come Draekus, Cain. Time has come upon us to go." the trio rode off. About mid morning, they come to a field, where five men stand, wearing Nelias' father's colors, black and gray. They battle. Two men grab Nelia. One holds her as teh other bashes her over the head with a battle club. " Drakeus!" she yells, as she falls to the ground uncounius. I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Draekus
08/12/2002 1:54 PM

((OOC: so now im the heroic, dashingly handsome knight who's supposed to save the princess? ok!))

Draekus was fighting with ease. He admitted to himself that these were fine swordsman, but his skill surpassed them all. He cut them down, one by one, and soon came to the captors of his Princess. "Nelia!" he yelled as he grappled with one of the gray clad soldiers. He swirved to the left, feinted a cut to his midsection and impaled the soldier while he was surprised.

He ran over to where she lay unconsious. "Cain, guard my back!" he said. He picked up the Princess, and gave her a quick peck on the forehead. "You'll be alright." She had a swelling bump on her head, that he'd get the priests to fix when they got back to camp. Taking her, he ran for the horse that would bring her back safely to camp.



[Edited by Draekus on Monday, August 12, 2002 2:00 PM]

Dark_Master
08/12/2002 2:15 PM

Equniox stood atop the lowly cliff edge. He surveyed the battle beneath him. Sighing, he rose his hands. His signal to his apprentices given, they followed suit, chanting their spells and weaving their own magicks. Ultimately, it was his turn. Lowering his fingers, he chanted. Powerful words that resonated in the nearby mountains, his words shook the very ground beneath his feet. Ending the spells. Flaming bolts of utter darkness leapt from his fingertips and arched through the air, slicing and dicing the enemy as they reached the army of his father.

Again, raising his voice. More magic came. Balls of flaming fire, searing hot so as to melt the very flesh of any whom was near the fires impact. But then....something happened that he did not intend or expect. His father had his own mages. They stood on an opposite facing cliff, roughly the same height. He had been a fool...why hadn't he thought of this....his job just got a whole lot more difficult.

The voices of the opposing mages filled the air, mingling with his own dark chants. The magic was kept mainly above the armies, each force of mages considering the enemy wizards to be the more important threat. Still, Equniox dealt death.....deamons, raised from the Abyss, raged across the void and tore at the mages, whom sought to fend it off....more often than not...they did so...

Wind and flame seared and buffeted the shields of the mages. Energy and power came hand in hand.....Equniox cared little for the battle below....he and his mages were in the magic. 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.....

Draekus
08/12/2002 3:35 PM

Draekus was horrified at what he saw when he looked up. He knew the strategic point at which the mages were positioned, as to rain death upon the enemy. He, like the mages, never expected or thought that the enemy would have mages of there own. The mages were busy fending for themselves, with no precious magic to wasted for the sttuggle below. They were fighting horrible deamons from the Abyss, and other foul creatures born of magic. He couldn't stand to watch.

The battle raged above and below, with now certain victor. The enemy had a backup, and reinforcements, somthing that was unexpected. This must have been a trap laid out by the dread king. He was bent on capturing his daughter the Princess, whom had so readily joined the fight. They were all fools, not to have thought of this.

He bade farewell to the Princess, as she was spirited away by a mage who fought on the ground. He used a teleportaion spell to send her back to camp. he quickly thanked the mage, and he left hurriedly to the cliff where he would fight with his fellow mages. Draekus quickly swirved to block the attack of another soldier, who had the gleam of madnes in his eys.

Phobic_rion
08/12/2002 3:41 PM

Cain stared up at Dreakus for a moment, as if he didn't understand the order. Guard? Him? No towel boy? YES!!

"Alright..I think.." He turned around as another of the army approached. He continued to follow Dreakus and the unconcious Nelia untill they reached the forest's edge, where Cain stopped and stared at the attacker, who didn't seem all that interested in him. He spoke a few soft words, gaping in horror as he realized his mistake. There the attacker stood, standing in his boxers.

"Damnit! That last word was wrong!!" He cursed to himself for such an idiotic mistake, taking out the only other thing he had. He threw the small dagger, landing it strait on it's target. The man stumbled back, only to have Cain atop of hi, twisting it deeper untill the man fell over dead. He ripped it out, runing after the rest of them stealthilly. AS they sat down, he huddled up, cleaning off the small little weapon with a cloth.

"No need for dirty things eh?" He smiled at his accomplishement, although the other two didn't think the same. Looks like the secret's out folks. Cain sucks at magicking.

OOC:Sorry Drea!! I keep screwing names!Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

[Edited by Phobic_rion on Monday, August 12, 2002 3:44 PM]

PrincessCasandra09
08/12/2002 3:56 PM

The Princess woke up in a tent, surronded by guards. " What.. What happened here? Did we win?" she asked, confused. The guards laughed. " My'lady, you were sent here by Generl Draekus. You were hurt . " The princess stood up, shocked. " Fetch my magic things." the guards quickly brought the princess things. She chanted a spell and she was transported to the battle field. Well he image anyways.
She looked top see Draekus surronded. Cain too. She approached them and the soilders. She waved her arms and the soilders disappered, into thin air. She smield at Draekus. " Return soo." she smiled and kissed him. The her image disappeared.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Kitiara99
08/12/2002 3:59 PM

OOC: I'm back, thanks Alanded!

IC: Aylanna stood a little back from the fighting, watching what was happening. Then something caught her eye. Equinox had been holding his own, until the enemy mages had started up. Although so far he was doing an excellent job of warding them off, she wondered how long it would be until he tired. She set off in the direction of the mages at a run.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Phobic_rion
08/12/2002 4:08 PM

Cain looked around in a flurry of confusion, unable to figure out what was going on. A bit of princess just showed up...

(OOC: You just know everything don't you? Don't you...ah...have a perticular thing you do?? She's like, all powerfull!! Even I don't go that far.)

IC: And then just left. He wondered just what was going on, before looking at Dreakus.

"So, what's the plan man?" He stared eagerly, flipping the dagger to another hand quickly, as if he'd had one forever. He flipped it back to the other hand, flipping it again in the same.

"I mean, we just got saved by an all powerfull persona..."Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Phobic_rion
08/12/2002 4:14 PM

OOC: Damn....I didn't know there was another Cain around..I was just reading through that Knight thing and I'm all like, no way!! There's no way!! h well, it least it's not tooooo close...sorry if I stole someone's name...eeeks. Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

schuey10
08/12/2002 6:25 PM

Brabus held his line, his troops at the ready. The site of Equinox's dead warriors, sent a shiver down his spine. He didnt like the magical warriors, but he could not question their effectiveness.

Flames rushed towards the battlefield from the heavens. Trees and small brush caught fire and disintregated within seconds. Opposing soldiers who were unlucky enough to be caught in the open were immedialty scalded to death by the unearthly heat of their metal armor.

With the reign of fire halted, Brabus ordered his Pikesmen onto the field of battle. Suddenly the air was filled with arrow fire, but none of the men panicked. The first row knelt, shields in front of them. The following rows raised their shields over their heads, creating an inpenatrable defense. The arrows thudded into shield harmlessly. The Pikesmen stood up and fell back into line, their destiny awaited.

As the enemy occupied themselves with the pikesmen, Brabus sent small squadrons of archers to his east and west. They would pick off any of the Kings forces if they made it past the pikesmen.

Brabus now waited for the battle to mature, it was then he would get his hands dirty.

eswiftfire
08/12/2002 8:54 PM



(OOC: You just know everything don't you? Don't you...ah...have a perticular thing you do?? She's like, all powerfull!! Even I don't go that far.)


Who's all powerful?"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

eswiftfire
08/12/2002 9:02 PM

Schtolheim's handsome face frowned when he noticed that Aylanna was moving towards another direction.

He went after her, yet when he ran, his movements were more graceful and beautiful than those of elves, including the Kagonesti. His black cloak billowing behind him.

In fact, his graceful movements had even inspired the greatest of elven poets to compose a 500-verse poem for him.

"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Maugetar
08/13/2002 2:48 AM

Gathûl snuck around the back of the battle, the corpses of three enemy scouts lay at various points behined him. The poisons that Valonna had given him were working exeptionaly well, he remoed another vial from his cloak and poured it into the water barrels that stood on the edge of the enemy camp. Then he worked his way inwards, in the chaos of the battle, there were very few guards and not one of them noticed the dark elf as he slipped from shadow to shadow. Then he saw a tent that was far larger and more opulent than any other in the camp.

He'll be in there, he's to old to fight in the front lines, not when they need him as a tactician.

He pulled out a long one-sided knife, clutching it close against his forearm. Then he began to move ever so slowly towards the tent, he shifted from shadow to shadow, crouching motionless for what seemed to be eternities whilst guards walked past or serving girls entered and left the different tents."Ah, they have a cave troll....."

Dark_Master
08/13/2002 2:56 AM

Sweat soaked his black robes as the magic poured forward. The smell of death and power filled his senses. He was in his element. The magic was his. But he was tiring. He had to finsih this now..... 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.....

schuey10
08/13/2002 5:51 AM

Brabus's first wave of attack had worked to great effect, but they had suffered their own losses. The archers were beginning to fire at some of the enemy who were penetrating the line of pikesmen, they had taken heavy losses, and now only a few remained, they too would soon be overun. Brabus was about to send his foot soldiers into battle when a mental message penetrated his thick skull. "Not yet, do not send them yet" the words tumbled around in his head.

He turned his attention to a nearby cliff top, there he saw Equinox staring directly down at him. He understood perfectly.

Kitiara99
08/13/2002 6:41 AM

Aylanna could tell Equinox was tiring. She knew that her own magical powers could turn the tide of battle, but she was unsure of what to do. She heard Schtolheim behind her, and she turned to look at him, her confusion and distress visible on her beautiful face. Her large sapphire eyes begged him for help. She could see Schtolheim's inner torment, and the look on his handsome, noble face made her feel like weeping. Mentally, she began to prepare the words to a spell.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

eswiftfire
08/13/2002 9:25 AM

Schotelheim saw the expression on Aylannna's exquisite face, which at that moment resembled that of a tragic heroine in a romantic play. Help me, her sapphire blue eyes beseeched him, awakening the warrior spirit within him.

Throwing off his fit of melancholy, he descended on their enemies with the fury of a thousand dragons, buying her time to finish her spell.

"For Great Justice!!!" he roared, the dark blade Saviour's Bane sighing gleefully as it slid out of it's sheath to bury itself in the throat of a nearby dark knight. Another knight charging straight at the spellsword was met by a gauntleted fist that smashed his face in. The man crumpled to the ground, spitting out his own teeth in a gush of blood.

Schotelheim pulled his blade free, decapitating the corpse in the process, turning to meet a trio of minotaurs that were advancing on him and Aylanna. His blade flashed once, twice , and their headless and limbless bodies fell in a macabre drumroll, rivulets of crimson lifeblood draining into the thirsty earth.

But the spellsword had already moved on to the next group of foes, always circling in an orbit around Aylanna, a deadly living barrier of whirling steel. In the space of the next ten seconds he dispatched the following list of foes:

-Seven dark knights (decapitated and dismembered)
-Twelve black robes (blasted to smithereens by a well aimed fireball,
quickcasted)
-Thirteen lesser demonic beings (unsummoned)
-Two Hell Barons (gutted alive and soul trapped for later use)
-A Duke of the Courts of Chaos (imprisoned in an alternate plane)
-One flight of dragons (killed and converted into a flight of dracoliches,
which then toasted another platoon of Dark Knights)

And he hadn't even broken a sweat yet. :)


"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

[Edited by eswiftfire on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 9:29 AM]

Dark_Master
08/13/2002 10:33 AM

Equinox mind spoke with Brabus.....Call your retreat.....i intend to finish this now...... 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.....

Draekus
08/13/2002 11:01 AM

Draekus blushed fiercely, with passion and battle lust. "Again the Princess taunts me.." His company fought well, and this battle was soon at a close. The wizards had gained an upper hand in the fight above, and were now desposing of the leftover knights. It was a victory, but won at a high price. Many valuable battle mages as well as soldiers were dead. He limped over to his horse, where he sat down and checked his wound.

He was fighting the knight-commander in a one-on-one combat. The knight proved to be of a greater skill then he, so he ended up badly bruised and wounded. He limped over to his horse with great pain, where he hoped to find his battle-dress kit to stanch the bleeding in his leg. A soldier spotted him, and helped him over. "Get my aid-kit from the saddle bag," he instructed.

The black warhorse, name Shadowstorm, was standing protectively over it's master. He was a well trained steed, and ever loyal to Draekus. The yougn soldier quickly took out his aid-kit, and started to dress the wound. "No, I'll do it. You go and report to your commander. I'll be fine on my own." He saluted, then left hurriedly.

Later, when he had finished dressing his wounds, and had recovered enough to walk, he went in seacrh of Brabus. He wanted to see how he fared, as well as his regiment. The bodies of the dead enemies were being piled over a large cairn of dry wood, where they would be burned.

Most were loath to touch the dead mages of the enemy. The bodies of theyr own soliders were being piled into a wagon, where they would be tranported back to camp for a proper burial. Soon, he found a clearing where Brabus's soldiers were resting. He quickly spotted him, and walked over. "How fare thee old friend?" he said in solamnic. It was theyr native language, both being born and raised in the coastal city of Caergoth.

Maugetar
08/13/2002 1:00 PM

Garthul slipped silently into the back of the tent, the general sat before him, alone. What fortune. In comparison with the frezied fighting on the field, the generals death looked rather uninspering, the old human never heard the stealth elven assassin apprach him, and never had time to shout before the poisoned knife found his heart. As the dark elf turned and ghosted out of the back of the tent a serving girl almost bumped into him, her shriek of suprise stifled by the assassin's gloved hand whilst he dealt her a sharp blow to the back of the head. He checked the prone body 's pulse.

Ah still alive, a little knockout-potion and this one will make a good practice subject for Valonna.

A little while later Garthul rode back into the camp, he could be seen hauling a sheet-covered shape into Valonna's tent, then he emerged and headed over to the princess' tent, Fallek's head swinging blatently on his belt."Ah, they have a cave troll....."

schuey10
08/13/2002 2:13 PM

The last remaining men noticed Brabus's signal for them to retreat. Still in loose knit formation, they began to leave the battle field. Brabus looked back towards the hill top, he simply nodded. brabus and the rest of his men began to withdraw.

Seeing his friend approaching, he hurried over. They shook hands, "It seems we have won the day my old friend" Brabus said to Draekus.

PrincessCasandra09
08/13/2002 3:56 PM

Nelia found herself at the edge of camp, watching for Brabus and Draekus. " Where could those two be. The battle was already won, but noooo, they had to be hero. Ha!" she threw up her hands in a fit of rage. Then she saw her older brother coming over the ridge to teh east. " Well, here comes the calviry!" she said, druming her fingers on her check. Then she transported her thoughts to Draekus's thoughts. " Um, hello, where are you!!!!!!! I am waiting!" she laughed and watched.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Draekus
08/13/2002 4:38 PM

Draekus recoiled in terror. "Who said that!" he yelled. He looked around, and saw that nobody was there. He was still by the stream washing. He saw it fit to take a bath in the stream, to wash out his wounds, after the battle. It was a secluded area, one he stumbled upon while traveling in the woods. A small falls gently cascaded into the pool.

It was near nightfall, much later after the battle. When he suddenly heard the voice in his head, he thought an enemy had snuck up on him, while he was vulnerable. Then he heard the voice again, in his head. It told him to calm down, and relax. It was Nelia. He sighed. Quickly coming out of the pool, he walked over to his bundle of clothes and armor, his exposed body glistening with moisture in the premature moonlight.

He put on his clothes, and walked over to his horse, the black steed Shadowstorm. It was grazing in a glade not far from the stream. He tapped it on the back, andmounted with relative ease. "Hyeah!" he yelled, and slapped his rump to start im going. Not too long after, he arrived at the camp, where he was met by the Nelia. "Greetings, Your Highness. You were looking for me?"he said to her. He nelt, picked up her hand and kissed it softly. He looked up at her with his handsome dark eyes.

[Edited by Draekus on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 4:41 PM]

DarkMistress
08/13/2002 5:37 PM

After Garthul had left for his mission, the camp healer came and asked for Valonna's assistance with the wounded. She had spent most the day with the dying soldiers. She is relieved by another healer and she heads back to her tent. Even though her body is filled with fatigue, her mind keeps going over the formula of the poison she had made with Garthul. Once in her tent, she changes into a clean robe and she sits at her table. She writes down the formula in her book. As she stands up to stretch, she hears some at her tent enterance.

Opening the flap she is surprise to see Garthul standing there with what seems to be a sheet covered body. With an amuzed smile she lets him into the the tent. She has him take the body to room off the back part of her tent. As he lays the body on the large table, Valonna examines her 'gift'. Seeing the young girl is still alive but in a deep sleep, She nods to Garthul and they walk back out to the main room.

As they approach the front enterance Valonna's hand touches Garthul arm.
He stops and looks down at her. "I take it, the mission was a success. The poison was sufficient for your needs?" Valonna asks him with a smug smile.

Garthul only answers her with nod and half a smile. "Excellent. I will not detain you any longer then." she slowly slides her hand off his arm and starts to turn only to stop once more has he is leaving the tent, "By the way, I wish to thank you for the 'gift', it is an unexecpted pleasure." she adds with devious smile. "After all the choas of this war is over, maybe we can exchange stories over some wine." she adds turning away knowing he will not respond to her at this time.

Valonna wait a few moment then goes to the front of her tent to watch Garthul ride off with his prize visiable for all to see. She can't help but smile to herself. What a deadly pair we make The thought made her shiver but she is unsure if it is due to pleasure. Maybe she had met her match or is he something worst. There is alot I do not know about you, dark elf, but I am willing to find out. With that she turns back to the her table and continues to write, waiting for the princess to have need of her."This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

[Edited by DarkMistress on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:39 PM]

Kitiara99
08/13/2002 6:25 PM

Aylanna stood, staring at the emptied field of battle. She was amazing by Sctolheim's impressive skills. With a little smile on her face, she turned to face the young man.

Schtolheim's eyes were awash with grief and pain. The deserted field had clearly awoken sad memories of his dark and tragic past. His sorrow seemed so close, so deep, Aylanna felt as if she could reach out and touch his painful memories. She placed her hand on his arm and looked up and him with her large sapphire eyes. In a moment, all thoughts of the princess and the war were banished from her mind. She cared only to stand here, staring into Scholheim's eyes. How she wished she could ease the pain of his deep and troubled past. “We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Dark_Master
08/14/2002 2:01 AM

Equniox was spent. Some of his most powerful magicks had gone into finishing off the other mages, sent them running in fear for their lives. He had lost a few of his own mages, he shrugged and walked over their bodies.....whispering words that sent the corpses to the camp.


He trudged towards his tent...ignoring the words his sister was shouting over. All he wanted was rest and food. 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.....

schuey10
08/14/2002 5:18 AM

Brabus's men rejoiced when they returned to camp, combining physical might and magic had resulted in victory for the Princess.

He bid Draekus farewell and returned to his tent. His men continued their rejoicing. He lay down and stared for long moments at the canvas roof of his tent. Now that the battle had been fought, what would he do, would he stay with the Princess, or seek his own fortune. He had little energy to spare on such thoughts at the current time.

He had a feeling that a great celebration would be in order later that day, with that in mind he closed his eyes and rested.

eswiftfire
08/14/2002 5:25 AM

"Lady Aylanna..."

Schtolheim tried to smile. To cover his sadness and grief with a mask. Yet it was impossible. He had sinned again... he hand, stained with blood... he had almost slaughtered an entire army in ten seconds... if he had fought on, he would have singlehandedly helped the princess win the war. After all, during the past few years, he had singlehandedly stopped many wars with his bare hands.

And that was the reason why they've retreated... Schtolheim knew... of course he knew. It was because of him... he had pulled out his sword and displayed his unsurpassed fighting skills... showing everyone the true horrors of his powers.

He had given them another reason to completely ignore him.

Without saying another word, Schtolheim collapsed onto the floor and wept in sorrowful silence.

Suddenly, he was even more vulnerable and fragile than glass."I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Phobic_rion
08/14/2002 6:09 AM

The battle had been raging for what Cain could tell, before he had jumped behind a rock to avoid a barrel of arrows headed at him. He looked about in a flurry. Where were his freinds? He couldn't see past all the dust and things and the smell of dead corpses made him sick. He closed his eyes, wishing it all away....

The moon hung high in the sky now, as he rose to his feet, taking a look around. The battle..it stopped...He walked cautiosly out from the rock, walking over bodies as he did so.

"They must have thought I was dead..." He thought to himself. He continued walking, his fear growing stronger, though he tried to push it away. He continued forward, untill the edge of a cliff, his eyes widening over the site, fear totally consuming him. At the edge of the cliff, he could see over, at the hunreds of dead bodies strewn about, he couldn't take it. He fell, crying for the first time since he'd left home.Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Phobic_rion
08/14/2002 6:11 AM

OOC: For a question...it was Nelia. Is there anything you can't do? (impressed) It's like, I'm crying over here....of course..oh well, poor sad little mage...Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

eswiftfire
08/14/2002 6:18 AM


OOC: For a question...it was Nelia. Is there anything you can't do? (impressed) It's like, I'm crying over here....of course..oh well, poor sad little mage...


OOC: Well, I'm crying too. Poor sad, angsty all-powerful mage/warrior/spellsword whatever who almost wiped out the enemy troops in 10 seconds."I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Phobic_rion
08/14/2002 6:25 AM

OOC: BAAAAA!!!!!!! HAHA!!! THat's actually pretty good, and yes, I did read that....all powerfull..should I worship you now?? Kiding^^
COME AND GET ME!! WE can cry together. (totally kidding...0.o)Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

PrincessCasandra09
08/14/2002 7:52 AM

Nelia looked at Draekus. " General Drakeus, I am giving you the lands that are controlled by my father right now, since we took them. Anything else you wish to have?" she said, peering at Draekus.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Kitiara99
08/14/2002 9:53 AM

Aylanna was moved to tears herself by Schtolheim's tragic display of manly emotion. Her own powers were considerable, surpassed only by her beauty. The legacy of her other wordly mother and noble father had left the lost princess with unique strengths.

Even so, her own power was nothing next to Schtolheim's. The young man had almost singlehandedly destroyed half of the opposing army. His fighting skills were unsurpassed, she could only imagine his strength as a mage. The inner struggles with his past plagued him, however, and she felt a profund sadness, standing there watching him.

Deep within, Aylanna wonderd what had held her back from the field of battle. She remembered times when she had singlehandedly destroyed nearly as many foes as Schtolheim, fighting with the bloodlust of a barbarian. At times, her own cruelty amazed her. Other times, she felt as if she could not fight, as if something tangible held her back from the battle.
Aylanna was plagued by the demons within her.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

DarkMistress
08/14/2002 6:06 PM

Valonna hears the cries of victory outside of her tent. With a smile to herself, she goes to the back tent to check on the girl. When she reaches her, it seems Garthul's blow to her head was a bit too much for her. She was now useless to Valonna. So much for my gift! Oh well there will be others. There always are. Valonna calls for her personal guards to come take the body away and without question they dispose of it quickly and quietly.

I guess I should go and find my Mistress to see if there is anything I can do for her. With that she cleans herself up and changes to her dark robes in order to conceal her cursed appearance. Don't want to start up any unwanted attraction amoung these humans. Curse this beauty to only work on humans! If only it would work on elves then... With that lingering thought, she covers her body throwing the hood over her face. Letting out a sigh, she leaves her tent in search for the Princess."This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

Draekus
08/15/2002 6:05 AM

"Your Highness is very generous, but I cannot accept. I am a mercanery, and these land would do me no good. I'm a sellsword, and I have no use for them. But there is one thing I would desire..." He went over to her, put his arms around her, and kissed her. Draekus had been harboring feelings for Nelia ever since he first met her. Since she was in war, he kept his feelings hidden. But now that the war is finished, his feelings spurted up to the surface like a fountain.

He cupped her face, as he would hold the most delicate of china, and looked at her with his handsome dark eyes. His heart wept at her beauty, as well as ache for her love. He kissed her once more, with a feeling of flowing passion all through his body. He was still wearing his war gear, except for his armor. He stood back and awaited her response.

Phobic_rion
08/15/2002 6:20 AM

"Come on Cain, pull your self together damnit.." Cain rubbed his eyes, sitting up, and pulling himself to his feet. He ran quickly, untill he reached the camp, and was quite suprized that nobody cared he was gone. He sighed, sitting on a log outside the big tent, fidling with his necklace again, debating over weather he should go in or not. He decided against it. If anybody cared, he'd be right there.

"Stupid war. I can't stand it. And...wow...that guy, he realy ran out the competition!!" He thought about the man who had blown over the war like a wind storm, taking everything down with him.

"Maybe I'll be like him someday.." He stretched, burrowing into his hood.Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

PrincessCasandra09
08/15/2002 6:30 AM

Nelia looked at Draekus. " Me?" she looked, questioning Draekus's motives. " Why would you want a princess who likes to hunt and play war games then a princess who sits in her butt all day and admires you?" she looked at Draekus. " Well, i except Generla Draekus, I except your offer." she loked art him and kissed him.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

PrincessCasandra09
08/15/2002 6:42 AM

Nelia and Draekus walked out of her tent. Before they could tell anyone, a war band came charging though the camp. Nelai quickly relized who teh war band was from. She whirled around to faced Draekus. " Father must be attacking our camp." she whipped around again. There stood a warrior on a horse with a arrow pointing right at ther head. He drew back the arrow. Before he could shoot, she was pushed out of teh way by someone and she heard a yell of agony. She feared for teh worst.I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Draekus
08/15/2002 7:10 AM

It was all so sudden. The war party came crashing throught the emcampment, obviously aided by magic to penetrate the defences. They heard a horse coming there way, but they couldn't see it. "Its invisible!" it suddenly appeared in front of them, and he knew the riders intent. As he was about to shoot, Draekus pushed Nelia out of the way, and took the arrow in the chest. The rider was then killed by a mage standing not far away.

He fell to his knees. Blood was forming in rivulets down his chest. He felt someone opening his shirt and checking the wound. It was deep, because it was at such a close range. He heard the Princess scramblng to help him. The arrow got him very close to the heart, and he regretted taking off his leather aromor and breastplate. His strenght was ebbing away, and he was starting to lose alot of blood....

Kitiara99
08/15/2002 8:10 AM

Aylanna spun around when she heard the shouting. A raiding party! Immedietly she knew what she had to do. This time, there could be no holding back. She drew her sword and jumped into the fray. She fought with passion and fire. As she fought, a transformation overcame her beautiful form.

Her perfect blonde hair changed colors, at once appearing as a river of dried blood. Her large, beautiful eyes burned like live coals. Her tailored clothing changed form, shrouding her in a blanket of flames. She bared her teeth, and they shone as white as newly fallen snow, corrupted into vampiric fangs.

She tore through the ranks with wild abandon. She shrugged off blows from enemy soldiers as if she didn't even notice them. She killed her foes with a slice of her sword or a burst of magic. Within minutes, she had killed every member of the raiding party. But her bloodlust still burned, and she had no choice but to go on fighting. Trees, tents, anything in her way erupted into flames. It wasn't until she had drawn bloody scratch marks across Princess Nelia's face when she stopped.

She collapsed on the ground a distance away from the camp, tears streaming from her once again sapphire eyes. It has happened, she thought, her anguish evident on her face. The demon within has overtaken me....now they all know the truth. For there had been more to Aylanna's mother than she had ever told. Aylanna was a lost princess, yes, a princess of the lower planes. A demonic creature of fire and brimstone, Aylanna's mother had shapeshifted to seduce a Solamnic knight. Of course, it didn't help Aylanna that insanity ran in her father's family.

She wept tears of noble sadness as she sat under a tree in a wooded glade.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

eswiftfire
08/15/2002 8:42 AM

Schtolheim watched through Aylanna's transformation without a trace of emotion on his face. After all, he had killed his own emotions years ago.

He didn't utter a word when he saw Aylanna wreaked havoc while she was in her demonic form. He didn't raise a hand when Aylanna left scratch marks on Princess Nelia's face. All he could do was watch.

There was nothing he could do against her. What was he going to do? Attack her? Definitely not... Aylanna was the only person in the tent who acknowledge his existence. The only person who didn't ignore him like the princess did.

Then, he was consumed by guilt and sadness. For whatever this beautiful Aylanna was going through was similar to the tragedy that happened to him years ago...

Quietly, without saying a word, he moved and sat beside Aylanna as she wept. "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Kitiara99
08/15/2002 9:08 AM

Aylanna was glad for Schtolheim's company. Having watched him struggle with his own dark and tragic memories, she felt as though he was the only one who could understand her. Certainly he was the only one who acknowledged her existence. The Princess, poor dear, seemed to suffer from memory lapses. Her attention span was short and erratic. Aylanna was beginning to wonder if it wasn't time to leave, to go and search out a new part of the world, one where no one would know her true nature.

Her tears slowed, and she thought about getting up. Then, she felt an unfamiliar feeling rise up deep within her. A burning sensation filled her heart and lungs. It was not unlike the battle lust she felt when in her demonic form, except that she felt no anger. Just a deep, maniacal longing to......She didn't know what. All she knew was that the feeling deep inside her was another, unknown manifestation of the demon within. She laughed, not the sweet, musical laughter of a princess, but the deep cackle of true insanity.“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Dark_Master
08/15/2002 10:06 AM

He heard the shouting of orders cut in half by loud thuds and screaming magic. "Dama!!", he stumbled out the tent. His fathers forces had penetrated the encampment.....but how....his magic should have detected them...then he noticed the mages...."Ahhh.....", but he lost all thought and moved to intercept them, all the while letting loose and assault of fire and rendering lightning against the enemy foot soldiers.

He had been spotted aswell. Lightning and ice, wind and flame surrounded him as his fathers mages let loose their own armada of power. But in kind, he responded......with decades of weilding power, much of it becomes instinct. One of the fell....shroaded and choked by hands of shadow and ice. The very earth shook as the mages did their battle. A war of wizards this was turning out to be....the men had to fend for themselves. He had his hands full. 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.....

Draekus
08/15/2002 11:34 AM

He was feeling very cold. As they would soon learn, the arrow was tipped with a very potent poison, and he would die unless he was healed by clerical magic. The poison was taking it's course, traveling the highways that is his bloodstream. He was only dimly aware of the battle ragin around him. The earth shook with tremors of unconcealable power, wileded by the enemy mages and our own.

He saw Nelia standing over him, as the battle was being waged around them. He was confused. 'How come they weren't being attacked?' Then he knew. She was spendin her magic making a barrier to protect them. He was familiar with the spell, and he knew he could give her some of his own strength to keep the magical barrier going.

DarkMistress
08/15/2002 1:40 PM

Valonna moved swiftly through the camp when all of a sudden they were under attack! Knowing she is not much of a fighter she uses her ring to turn herself invisable. Moving out of the line of fire, she searches for the Princess and finds her standing over a man's body. The Princess is so deep into her protecion spell that she doesn't even notice that a creature scatches her face. Valonna quickly arrives to the Princess' side as she glances down at the body below, it is one of her Generals, Draekus. Making herself visable once more, she reaches down to see that he has been wounded but nore serious is he has been poisoned!

Since Princess Nelia is protecting him, he must be worth saving. Then I will do what I can! With that Valonna pull out a vial and lifts it to the man's mouth.

"Please drink this quickly, it may not heal you but it will slow the poison!" Valonna raises her voice over the sounds of war. He drinks the potion. "I must find a cleric or.." Valonna looks at the Princess, "Mistress Nelia! Only you can help Draekus, I do not think I can get to a cleric in time! If you truely care for this man, Heal him NOW!" She yells hoping to get through to the Princess."This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

[Edited by DarkMistress on Thursday, August 15, 2002 1:42 PM]

Phobic_rion
08/15/2002 2:12 PM

It all happened so fast, that Cain could only blink before a war was apon their peacefull camp. Dreakus was down, Aylanna had turned into a demon, and the mages where falling in quickly. He squeezed the necklace angrilly, gritting his teeth and letting out a low growl.

(I said I'd fight for you mother..I'll fight for you...I'd die for you, just like you did for me...You told me...you told me I could help you, and i said I'd get revenge. This is it.) He growled more ferociously, his blue eyes gleaming dark purple. He stood to his feet, running to the battle scene. He stopped off by the weapons tent first, taking a look about untill he found a sword that fit him almost perfectly, testing it, throwing it from hand to hand quickly. He ran from the tent, throwing off his robes to reveal an outfit similar to something a kid his age would fight in.

(You're right, I do make a better fighter..) He ran into the fray, jumping the first person he saw, which happened to be a man on a horse. He threw the man off with effort, jumping on the horse. It reared, almost throwing him off, but he was able to gain it's trust, runing it over to Nelia and the gang and stopping only feet away.

"I won't let you go unavenged....mother.." He thought to himself, looking over at the group desperately, silently asking what he could do.Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

eswiftfire
08/15/2002 6:18 PM

Schtolheim regarded Aylanna impassively when she gave off the insane laughter. He had seen things like this happened before... and since then, he had viewed everything with disregard. The place where human feelings come from was just an empty void... and this empty void was one of the things that consume him with sadness and guilt.

Strange, really... Schtolheim turned to look at those so-called generals and protectors of the princess. She had been attacked by Aylanna, yet none of them moved in to protect her. Look at those scratch marks on her face...

And the tragically handsome man finally realized one thing. This was the harsh reality of life. Everyone was too busy assuaging their thirst for blood, their lust for killing than to protect the princess...

So be it then.


"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

schuey10
08/15/2002 8:11 PM

The ruckus woke Brabus suddenly. He jumped up and without grabbing any weapon, he ran outside. the enemy had tricked them, lulled them into a false sense of victory. He saw his friend Draekus lying on the ground, an arrow deeply embedded in his chest. Rage overcame him, he stalked back into his tent, grabbed his sword, and made his way outside again.

He began to run towards Draekus and the small group that was beside him when an enemy soldier presented himself in his path. Brandishing a sword, he waived it menacingly in Brabus's direction. 'Come on big man" the soldier said. The man charged at Brabus with little strategy, swinging wildly. Brabus met the soldiers blow with his own sword, then allowed the man's momentum to carry him past. A single swing on Brabus's part saw the soldiers head roll free of his body, and into a nearby pile of horse manure.

Brabus quickly made his way over to the others, "Whats going on?", he shouted.

eswiftfire
08/15/2002 8:34 PM

Schtolheim Erynius Reinbach was to open his mouth and tell Brabus. If he weren't so consumed by sadness and guilt. "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Dark_Master
08/16/2002 3:23 AM

Tents blazed with flame. The groud was barren around them as magic baked it hard, with fire and ice. Both sides were draining fast. What would he do once he was totally spent, he could ill afford to fall unconscious.

Wraiths and specters terrifed the surrounding troops. Men who were hardend war veterens, paled at the sight of the unholy and abolished creatures raised and felled by each side. Equinox grew more weary, he prayed to his Dark Lord with his soul, asking for the strength he needed. He made a silent paign to the Dark Queen for her intervention aswell.

His gaze drifted to Brabus for but a moment, but it was fault enough. A lance of lightning slammed into his side, if it were not for the runes upon his robes, it would have shattered him, but it still propelled him backwards, smashing into a wagon and splinting wood. He lay there...out cold. Sweat dripped from his face, as the other mages began to fall without his power to aid 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.....

Draekus
08/16/2002 5:01 AM

"So... cold......". He swallowed the content of the vile, and he felt the poison slow in his veins. The battle was becoming more fierce, and hopeless for our side. He saw General Equinox fall, as well as many other brave soldiers. He looked up at Nelia, and found her looking hopelessly at her brother. She wanted to help him, but that would mean abandoning her fallen warrior.

He felt weak, the posion was only slowing the poison, demanding a great deal of his strength to keep it that way. He would go unconsious soon.... ........ ............. ......... ............ ......... ..... ............... ......... ........... ......... He woke suddenly. Draekus found himself propped against a tree, very close to his still intact tent.

"Thats strange. I feel better" he said to imself. He had been healed and transported here by Nelia, who was out fighting somewhere, as he would later learn. "I must help her!" he ran into his tent, put is breastplate and other armor on, strapped on his sword and sheathed a small dagger in his boot. He also picked up a talisman.

It was magic that would help protect him, and someone in the immediate area around him. A very powerful artifact, he found while carrying the bodies of enemy mages to the pyre after the previous battle. He knew this, because he had asked Equinox. He ran out of his tent, and immediatley sought the Princess.

She was defending herself against three other soldiers, fighting bravely over the body of her downed brother. He went over to her fought beside her. The enemy was quickly overwhelmed, by he two of them. He helped her pick up her brother, and carry him to a safe place. Now they ran in search of opponents, and weren't diappointed when they were suddenly faced by a band of 4 on horseback.

The talisman suddenly flashed at his chest, then flickered back to normal. It made a transparent shield around the two of them, as they were fighting the riders.

PrincessCasandra09
08/16/2002 7:22 AM

Nelai looked at her brother Equinox. He lay there, hopeless. " I always have to save you." she said to herself. Then she sifted her gaze to Draekus. He had saved her. Saved her,not himself, her. She would play him later. She found a large platform. " My warriors, we will not tkae this. I command you charge!" she said, throwing a blue orb of light at the helpless emeny soilders. After she done this, she ran over to Draekus. " Thank-you Draekus. I owe you many thanks."I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Phobic_rion
08/17/2002 2:45 AM

Cain looked about as everyone ignored him....as usuall.....jumping to the first person to catch his gaze, throwing the sword through his chest and riding off to the next. Nelia and Dreakus seemed to be getting along, and Aylanna's performance certainly moved him, but the killing of bad guys was just about it.

"Oh yeAH..."

ooc: hello????? aNYONE OUT THERE????Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

eswiftfire
08/17/2002 7:10 AM


She would play him later.


Schtolheim watched the princess's actions through the curtain of pelting rain. Instead of being the heart, the foundation of their defense, she contented herself with throwing pretty lights arouind the battle field and ordering her men blindly forward like pawns in a chess game to be slaughtered by a superior force. He watched as a demonic being ripped a nearby soldier in half and sank its fangs into his writhing entrails as he screamed in agony.

She knows nothing of war, nothing of the value of life.

He watches her clumsily twist her womanly wiles around yet another of her generals. Is this all that matters to her, playing infantile games with her generals when they would be better employed rallying the army?

He sees Equinox, lying in a jumbled pile of tattered canvas, and charred tent posts, seemingly unconscious, perhaps even dead, his cadre of battle-mages slowly being overwhelmed without the guidance of their leader.

He had long since lost sight of Brabus, his last recollection of the general had been of seeing him singlehandedly carve a bloody swathe through the enemy's ranks.

Of the assassin and the inquisitor there was no sign, no doubt their skills were being employed to great effect in the confusion and darkness, delivering silent death to the unsuspecting with blade and poison.

And Aylanna... he glanced back at her, beautiful still in madness, her insane laughter the razor sharp tinkle of breaking glass, with undercurrents of malice, but seductive nonetheless.

"Have we joined the wrong side, then?" he asked the cold, bleak heavens as they wept over the bloody battlefield. Paladine, no doubt was hiding his face from the carnage, while his former consort Takhisis gloried in it. And Gilean... would simply watch, the hardest and most uncaring of the gods. Content only to sit and watch events pass him by...

Bastard.

(continued in next post...)"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'


[Edited by eswiftfire on Saturday, August 17, 2002 7:23 AM]

eswiftfire
08/17/2002 7:15 AM

(continued from previous post)

They said that the old king had ruled wisely. Rumours had said that he had tried to kill his own daughter Nelia, and that was why she had turned against him, but to Schtolheim, it seemed more and more unlikely. The king had been just and fair, a kind ruler.

Perhaps the rumours had merely been a fabrication by a princess too eager to rule...

Screams rend the air. A dark figure, a nightmarish jumble of hooked limbs, slashing claws and jagged fangs with may eyes that roll round and round like the pebbles in a stream. Rivers of crimson on brown earth. Smashed limbs and broken bones that protrude from twisted bodies, marrow seeping from cracked ends... Death and devastation all around him.

"Protect the princess!" A shout that ends in a gurgle of blood.

"Stand fast! Stay with me! Stay with-" frantic cries cut off suddenly, replaced by the sound of snapping bones and tearing flesh...

"This is our moment of glory!" A last heroic charge, flashing steel blades and gleaming feathered helms, against a nightmarish horde of spectres and demons. A battle that lasts mere seconds, honour and pride trampled into the dirt.

"Enough!" Schtolheim roars in a fury that shakes the heavens. "This madness ends now." His hand barely seems to touch its hilt, yet Saviour's Bane slips easily into his hand like an old friend, quivering in excitement. He walks forward, his footsteps taking him past a spiky haired mage, staring in confusion around him (that's you Phobic! See, I noticed you!!!! MEEEEEE!!!!!!).

He takes one last look at Aylanna, a graceful figure, seemingly from out of legend and myth, his only confidant these past few days. He lifts a hand in farewell before a curtain of rain hides her from view...

Then he faces forward once more, his steps taking him to where the princess stood. The dark blade in his hand, already stained with the blood of countless heroes, glinting dangerously in the light of a passing fireball.

Yes, let it all end...
"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

PrincessCasandra09
08/17/2002 10:42 AM

Nelia turned around to see Schtolheim with the knife. She looked confused one second, then angry the next. She knew what he was going to do. He was going to kill her. She threw her arms up and yelled a curse that made a ice blue colored ball form in front of her hnads. She brought them together, the ball getting larger. " Schtolheim, I know you would turn. I knew it." she said calmly, waling towards him. Before he could react, she threw the ball of light right at his heart. A treible scream filled the air and he dropped dead, dead to the ground.

A few days later..............................................................................................

Nelia sta proudly in her throne room at the palace of Houlden. She smiled. With her troops and the help of her friends, she had won teh battle, ending the war. The battle lasted fr hours. But they had won. Having her brother mended by Valonna. She smiled as each one come to congratulate her on her victory. As they each assembled, she read the list to each of them.

She turned to her brother. " To my dearest brother, my only older brother, Equinox, Prince of Houlden, I give you the lands of Hjour and Foriy. I also put you in trust of my adivory board" She turned to Gathul. " Gathul, I give you the lands of Roule. And i put you in command of my speacil operations. Brabus, I give you Eorin, and I place you in command of the armies under our rule." she read down the list. " That appears to be all." she scanned once more. " Ah, Draekus. I am giving you the Throne of Houlden. You are now known as the King of Houlden and the Great Proveninces. " she looked at him. " I cant rule, I am only 17 years old. I shall live the simple life of a farmer. But does Your Highnesss wish fro me to do something else?"I am Sailor Moon, champion of Justice. In the Name of the moon, i punish you!!- Sailor Moon to all bad guys

Kitiara99
08/17/2002 5:47 PM

OOC: Princess, I realize you're ignoring me, but hopefully you'll read this. You're not supposed to just kill other people's characters. Hurt them, yes, ok....(Like how your character should have bloody scratches on her face, not that she seems to have noticed.)

But killing Schtolheim was way out of line. Just to let you know.

IC: After the battled had ended, the insane Aylanna had collapsed from the effort. She awoke a few days later, seemingly in control of her mental capacities. But a red gleam remained in her gorgeous eyes, revealing her demon ancestry. She wandered about the field, crying softly as she viewed the dead bodies, left unattended by an absent minded, self centered young princess. She looked at each body, but froze when she reached one.

She fell to thr ground and brushed back the young man's hair. It was Schtolheim, his tragic good looks remaining perfect, even in death. She cried harder, not tears of general sorrow but tears of agony and inner pain. Schtolheim, the only one who cared for her, acknowledged her existence...DEAD!

In her anger the inner demon arose. Flames consumed her, and she prayed to the gods of evil to restore Schtolheim to the world of the living. Her magic swirled around him in a myriad of colors, blocking out the sky and earth. They seemed to be spinning in multi-colored space. She took a deep breath and prepared for the final words of a monumental spell.

Elsewhere...
The king of Houlden (OOC: That is the name of this place, right? Sure as hell ain't on Krynn) strode down the halls of his magnificent palace. He was headed towards the playroom of his young, beautiful daughter. Who was currently angry with him and off pouting. Since this wasn't an unsual occurence for the tempermental young princess, the King had gone off for a walk in the woods by himself. After coming across a strikingly beautiful but obviously mad young woman, he decided to head back to the palace to check on his daughter.

He opened the gilded door of an indulgent playroom. There, he saw the Princess and several boys had staged a mock battle, throwing things about and making a general mess. It was clear from their dirt-streaked faces that they'd taken their "warfare" outside. He chuckled happily, glad his daughter was such a tomboy and not a prissy little girl. The he put on a stern expression and reprimanded them;

"Princess Nelia! Take your little "court" and clean up this room! If you're not cleaned up by dinner time, there'll be no dessert for any of you!"
“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Phobic_rion
08/17/2002 6:26 PM

OOC:0.o What did you do??? That's not fair to him!!

And anyhow, thanks man, for not ignoring me. I don't think it was fair that your dead, but oh well, and I didn't even get anything out of the effort. Forget this!! Is it possible to just quit?? Kill me already!!! I'm getting bored with all this runing around and not doing and definately not listening to all the other peeps princess, so you might as well put an end to me too....Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

DarkMistress
08/17/2002 7:05 PM

Valonna looks very confused while choas is abond Damn where my dark elf Gathul when I need him? With a deep sigh she returns to looking around at the many ending of this crazy story. Seeing as she has no duties left to attend to she turns to Equinox.

"Hey Equinox, since Gathul is nowhere to be found, would you mind walking off into the sunset with me?" she ask smiling sweetly then she adds as she touches his arm, "If not, I would understand."


OOC: Hey guys, I don't know what is going on with this thread but I seem to agree that so many are writing such nice posts and not getting anywhere with them. Since I am new, I will try not to say much more then that but it is hard. Anyway as a side note...Kit & Eswift..I have enjoyed your posts...very nicely played out. Not that I didn't like others post cause I really did... but I just got caught up in your interaction with one another!Smiles Phobic..sorry I didn't a chance to interact with your chara here.. but my Kender loves hanging with ya on the other thread..lol Damn I could go on and on with everyone here...so much for keeping my mouth shut! giggles Ahh just put an end to me too!"This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

Draekus
08/18/2002 10:35 AM

Draekus gets shot in the heart by an anonymous assasin. The dart was poisonous, and he died instantly. His body turned to into the likeness of the assasin. He was a sivak draconian all along, trying to get the Princess to trust him and bring her back to the King of Houlend.......... And that's the end of Draekus.

OOC: I had fun, but the fun is over for me. I just killed my chara, so don't worry about me anymore. :D

Phobic_rion
08/18/2002 12:31 PM

Cain sat outside the camp, looking back one last time before he draped himself in his long robes once again. He walked away into the forest, praying to the gods that he'd never have to do that again.

"I wonder how everyone else is doing...And Aylanna...don't worry...I'm sure the people can understand about you and Eliar...Maybe we'll cross paths sometime..." He stared up at the trees, saying a small prayer to the sky.

"Don't worry mother, one day, along with Dreakus and the other killed ones, I will have revenge for all of them.."Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Dark_Master
08/18/2002 12:48 PM

OOC: This thread isn't dying is it?
Nae! Be-vall dannar lais na-húl, ínath arnediad bin revail gelaidh! Ínath 'wannanner be yllath gelig e-viruvor velui ned bair erchail athan Annûn, di-rynd luin Elbereth ias elenath thiliar na-'lír lam dîn aer a brand.

schuey10
08/18/2002 2:26 PM

Brabus had fought hard for the Princess, he had also lost a life long friend when Draekus had passed, yet she had rewarded him with nothing. He had considered staying with the Princess, helping her and Equinox restore Houlden to its former glory, but the thought of adventuring had a nice ring to it.

He bid them all farewell, packed his things, and headed off in search of new adventures. As he walked through the forest he noticed a shrouded figure (Cain) looking rather unhappy. Brabus put his hand on the man's back "I never got a chance to introduce myself, I am Brabus" he said. "Come, I know a fantastic ale house a few miles from here, or do you prefer wine...little man?", he said, erupting into laughter.

Kitiara99
08/18/2002 2:36 PM

OOC: Nah, it's not dying... it's being murdered, mwahaha!

“We pity him. We hate him. We fear him – all because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of the night.”
~Justarius speaking of Raistlin~

Phobic_rion
08/19/2002 7:27 AM

Cain looked up in suprize at the sight of former colegue from the battlefield, and heard the question. He shrugged.

"I guess.." He smiled at the man's joke. "And I'm not that short.." So, maybe he had found a freind..

OOC: It's been tortured. Princess was god moding...I realuized that when I was about to go to sleep a while ago!! She's like, not getting hurt!! GRR!! YOU CHEATER!!!!!!!!!!!!! (anyhow..) Oh well, thankies man, I have a freind! YES!Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

Kitiara99
08/19/2002 11:04 AM

OOC: Hehe, it's not God-Mode, it's Princess-Mode.

IC: Princess Nelia was sitting on her regal throne, parceling out land to her various lovers. After a silly little speech about how 17 wasn't old enough to rule (but it was old enough to battle and take a lover or three...) she steps down and into the arms of a noble, tragic prince.

The two are about to walk off, telling sad tales of fate, when two figures appear in a brilliant flash of light. Jessie and James of Team Rocket look about, bewildered. "Where's the Pokemon?" Jessie asks. "Maybe my bracelet's broke..." she adds doubtfully.

"Nah," James tells her, "There must be a Pokemon around here somewhere. Or at least a Saturday morning cartoon hero..."

"Over there!" Jessie shouts, pointing at Princess Nelia, "Quick James, the checklist!"

James rummages around in his official "Team Rocket Gear" backpack. "Here it is!" He shouts, "The super-duper Saturday morning cartoon star/Pokemon/enemy of Team Rocket criteria list!"

(The gnome Acetylbenzene, who came along for the ride, stares in awe. He's never heard a non-gnome use so many words so quickly.)

"Alrighty," James says, "Here goes!" He stares at Nelia intently as he reads off the list.

"Exceptionally beautiful beyond all reason..............Check!
Lots of girl power (good for the 8-11 female demographic)........ Check!
Pretty clothes/accesories (lucrative spin off oppurtunities)........Check!
Rebels against authority (appeals to teen demographic)......Check!
Lots of silly sidekicks, well, lovers..........Check!
'Good' triumphs with little opposition (moral imperative).................Check!
Self centered (encourages materialism = $$$ for producers).......Check!
Multiple Identities (wide appeal)....................Check!
Short attention span (draws toddler demographic)..............Check!
Pretends to be sweet, kind, and wholesome (parental appeal)........Check!"

"Well James!" Jessie says, "I believe we have an authentic Saturday morning cartoon heroine on our hands!"

She turns towards the terrified Princess Nelia, who has in the meantime wet her pants, well, evening gown.

"Princess Nelia, AKA as Sailor Moon, Mya of the Moon, Princess Pikachu, Princess Airiana, and the White Knight, We, Team Rocket, charge you with being a Saturday Morning cheap cartoon heroine, and sentence you to.........."

*This post draws heavily from Return to the Moon (go read it! :D). And also owes certain references to the threads: Return of the White Knight, The Red Rose Inn, and Harvest Ball.*


*Self esteem is overrated*

schuey10
08/19/2002 11:24 AM

OOC:

"Exceptionally beautiful beyond all reason..............Check!
Lots of girl power (good for the 8-11 female demographic)........ Check!
Pretty clothes/accesories (lucrative spin off oppurtunities)........Check!
Rebels against authority (appeals to teen demographic)......Check!
Lots of silly sidekicks, well, lovers..........Check!
'Good' triumphs with little opposition (moral imperative).................Check!
Self centered (encourages materialism = $$$ for producers).......Check!
Multiple Identities (wide appeal)....................Check!
Short attention span (draws toddler demographic)..............Check!
Pretends to be sweet, kind, and wholesome (parental appeal)........Check!"


hahaha...too funny.

eswiftfire
08/19/2002 8:27 PM

"Ah! The GODS did not abandon us!" A soldier cried. Followed by a loud wild cheer.

Everyone fell into their knees and wept tears of manliness (and happiness). "I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Alanded
08/20/2002 4:15 AM

Acetylbenzene whips out charcoal and parchment and begins to calculate the possibilities of waht had just occured.

"Eureka!AccordingtomycalculationswithoutaDMthisthreadwillnowselfdestr-"

*BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!*I told you 158 times I cannot stand little notes on my pillow. "We are out of cornflakes. F.U." It took me three hours to figure out F.U was Felix Ungar. It's not your fault Felix: it's a rotten combination that's all.

-Walther Matthau to Jack Lemmon,
The Odd Couple, 1968

eswiftfire
08/20/2002 4:59 AM

And the world rejoices.

THE END"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Phobic_rion
08/20/2002 9:14 AM

Cain found a freind. End of story. Pricess, you realy aught to learn how to go. rpg before you go and do it. This had to be the best one ive been in, but it was bad because you messes it up, sorry for being rude, i have to go have a drink with my new traveling buddy.
Life is far to short to waste.....life every day like it was your last....
die without regrets....
don't ever let life pass you by...
It's far too precious.....

DarkMistress
08/20/2002 3:11 PM

Valonna packs up her stuff and heads on down the road. Off to find another adventage and another male elf to play with!

Puts up want add on tree. For Hire: Very pretty dark elf healer with specialities in Poison and Torture. Has own tools just need the victums!
Willing to travel anywhere. Price negotiable. For those interested go to the One Eyed Hunter Travern and ask Barkeep for Valonna.

OOC: sorry I just couldn't resist! I had fun you guys..if ever I put up a thread..pleasssssse consider joining it..you where all great! waves"This 'evil man' as you call him, Revered Daughter, serves a goddess as powerful as Paladine-Takhisis, Queen of Darkness! Or perhaps I should not say serves," Astinus remarked with a wry Smile. "Not of him...."

eswiftfire
08/20/2002 9:44 PM

And the world rejoices. Again.

The End (for real this time)"I am the LEGENDARY, MANLY MAGE, Eliar Swiftfire! EMBODIMENT OF COOLNESS, LOVER OF EASY WOMEN! And... I'm out of cash." -Eliar Swiftfire in 'The Future Fellowship'

Dark_Master
08/21/2002 3:59 AM

OOC: Shame....i didn't want this one to die so quickly...oh well...
Nae! Be-vall dannar lais na-húl, ínath arnediad bin revail gelaidh! Ínath 'wannanner be yllath gelig e-viruvor velui ned bair erchail athan Annûn, di-rynd luin Elbereth ias elenath thiliar na-'lír lam dîn aer a brand.

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