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Kalia_Majere
11/13/2004 10:18 AM

Along the edge of the forest, north of Hopeful. South of Thorbardin. There lies a village that has known nothing but strife and war since it was created. however on this day, merriment and cheer fills the air, a banner strung between two high aspen trees painted gaily reads:

FERNWOOD
FESTIVAL

Just beyond the festival banner, a young woman sat in the lower boughs of a most unusual tree. It’s leaves were of a myriad of color, from silvery crystal to bright scarlet to black onyx. The leaves rustled with a chime of crystal, as the wind rushed through the many crystalline windchimes hung on the branches.

She was beautiful, a sylph born of light and darkness, a creature of pure neutrality. Her mother was a sylph of light, while her father was a shadow elemental that was once the bane of this peaceful place. Her hair was a mass of black curls that tumbled down her back. Her eyes were a dark, arresting blue, that lightened to nearly white towards her pupils, pupils that were slitted like a cat’s. She had wings like any Fey, two pair, like a dragonfly. The membranes were a translucent blue and onyx, and she wore a short dress that sparkled like the night sky. She held a crystal glittern in her hands, and her voice rang a clear, sweet alto across the clearing beyond.

Everyone’s Invited
this is how we live.
We’re all here for each other,
Happy to give!

All we have, we share
and all of us, we care

Welcome to our family time
Welcome to our brotherly time
We’re happy giving and taking
To the friends we’re making
There’s nothing we won’t do

Welcome to our family time
Welcome to our happy-to-be time
This is our festival you know, and best of all
We’re here to share it all

There’s a bond between us
Nobody can explain
It’s a celebration of life,
And seeing friends again!

I’d be there for you
I know you’d be there for me too...

Welcome to our family time
Welcome to our brotherly time
This is our festival you know, and best of all
We’re here to share it all
Remembering love once departed
Someone near to your heart
Finding love, planning a future
Telling stories and laughing with friends
Precious moments you’ll never forget

This has to be the most beautiful
the most peaceful place I’ve ever been to
It’s nothing like I’ve ever seen before

When I think how far We’ve come
I can’t believe it, and yet I see it
And then I see family, I see the way we used to be

Welcome to our family time
Welcome to our brotherly time
We’re happy giving and taking
To the friends we’re making
There’s nothing we won’t do

Welcome to our family time
Welcome to our happy-to-be time
This is our festival you know, and best of all
You’re here to share it
We’re here to share it all!**



Four equine figures moved from the nearby forest that surrounded the village, and passed through the archway. Two fully grown unicorns, the mare a pure pristine white, the stallion a velvet black with a mane and tail the color of the silvered moon. Two foals frolicked around their parents. The colt was a pale gray, with a mane and tail as black as the night sky. The smaller filly was a bright silvery white, save for a single black flash on her forehead.

The adults watched the two foals race ahead to play as any children would, rambunctiously and with little care. With a neighing chuckle, the mare nudged the stallion then broke into a light-paced canter after the foals.

Avenging_Angel
11/13/2004 11:00 AM

Another tree stood in the village, across the road from the famous Inn. It was large, and nested in its branches was a house made of silvery wood, with a platform extending from the tree, with an elegant railing made from the same silvery wood and carved to resemble vines, and a staircase leading down.

Four young dragonlets played in the grass in front of the tree, their scales sparkling both gold and silver in the sunlight. A woman with long, curly, hair the color of burnished gold sat on the platform watching them with a smile on her face, sipping tea. Her mate came out, his metallic silver hair gleaming, and leaned against the rail.

Solar smiled at her mate, the silver dragon Quicksilver. The two had lived in Fernwood for many years now, revelling in the beautiful place where they could raise their children, away from other dragons who would view the silver-golds as disgraces. The gold and silver were all that remained in Fernwood of a group of seven dragons who had once lived there.

One of the twin white dragons was dead, driven by insanity, and killed by the Shadowlord Minoa. The other had left soon after, unable to stay, missing the other half of her soul. The black dragon, Shade, had left, to seek out others of her kind. The last, Verdia, a green dragon, had stayed in Fernwood for a long time, until she too had left.

The four dragonlets, two boys and a two girls, a large nesting for a silver dragon but not a gold, were the world for their parents. Blade and Shield, the boys, resembled their father more in size and temperament, though with fiery breath like Solar's, while the girls, Kristal and Goldflower, resembled their mother, with their father's icy breath.

The dragons had lived in fear during the dragon purge, fear for themselves, and fear for their friends on the outside. With the end of the War of Souls, the dragons felt safe, for the first time in far too long. Three moons again rose and set, the change in the world marked only by the two holes in the stars, marking where a dark queen and a light paladin had once been.

Avenging_Angel
12/26/2004 7:23 PM

Quicksilver sat behind Solar, wrapping his arms around her, kissing the back of her neck. She giggled, leaning back, and smiled at him.
"What are you smiling at?" he asked.
"Nothing....."
"Mhm."
"What are you "mhming" at?"
"Nothing....." he said with a wink. The gold dragoness laughed, gold hair flashing in the late afternoon light.
She stood up, ignoring her husband's protest. It was high time for dinner, and she went back inside the house nested in the tree branches. Quicksilver shook his head, and followed her.

________________

Blade flopped on the emerald grass, exhausted from chasing his sister around in a round of tag, still in human form, a boy of ten or so, with silver/gold hair. His sister, Kristal, stopped, and sat down beside him, brushing her shoulder-length hair out of her face. Like Blade, her hair was mostly silver, though a few golden strands gleamed in the fading light.

Shield was already sitting on the lawn, watching the dragonflies swoop and dive in the garden that was his mothers' pride and joy. His short gold hair stirred in the evening breeze, his silver eyes large and solemn. Goldflower was ignoring the others, softly singing to her doll, long golden hair reaching down her back, tucked behind her ear with a flower.

"I'm tired. I don't wanna play tag anymore." Kristal whined. The girl had been named for her mother's sister, killed in the war of the lance.
"Then what're we gonna do?" Blade asked.
"I dunno.......wanna play war?"
Blade sat up.
"Yeah! Boys against girls!"

Kristal shook her head.
"No way, Goldflower's no fun to play with."
Goldflower's head snapped up.
"Hey! Am too!"
"Are not!"
"Am too!"
"Are not!"
"Am to-"

Shield stood up.
"Stop it, guys. We'll have two teams-me an' Kristal, Blade and Goldflower-Blade and Kristal are too mean if they are on a team together. Where should we have the forts?"

Goldflower had set her doll aside and scootched up closer to her brother.
"The garden!"
"Yeah!"
"That's the best place!"

Shield nodded, and they all got up, hurrying to the garden.
________________

Solar was busy inside, bustling around in the kitchen. The children's voice drifted in the window faintly. Quicksilver sat at the silver-wood table.
"It's a lovely evening, dear......perfect for this "Fernwood Festival" tomorrow."
The golden dragoness eyed him.
"How are we going to get the table outside to eat?"
He snorted.
"I'd imagine that we would carry it."
She looked skeptical, but nodded.

Ten Minutes Later

The table was outside on the lawn beside the house. Solar sat near it picking splinters out of her hands, and Quicksilver lay on the lawn beside her.
"I told you that we should have magicked it down.....but no, you had to carry it....."
Her husband made a muffled noise that could have been "So what?". Solar stood up, and went back up the stairs to the house.

"Goldflower, Shield, Blade, Kristal, it's about time to eat....help me set the table, please." she called from the stairs. Sounds of disappointment came from the garden as the children headed back to the house, Shield and Kristal racing.
"Hey! Come back and untie me!" Blade yelled from the garden.
Goldflower hurried back, and the boy soon appeared, following his siblings up the stairs.

The children came back down at different times, carrying wooden plates, cups, simple silverware, and the plain linen napkins. Solar, up in the kitchen, realized their large bucket of water was empty, and sighed, hauling it down the stairs, heading for the well.

"Make sure to bring down the rolls and fruit!" she called to the children. The golden-haired dragoness made her way through the village, the first stars beginning to appear overhead. She smiled as she heard Ariekne's song, and paused beneath her tree.
"Why, lady Ariekne! I didn't know you were back! Would you care to join us for dinner?"

Akimae_Joulan
12/28/2004 11:52 AM

As she was flying, Tiroana spotted a little village with a bright colorful banner reading Fernwood Festival.

"A Festival eh?? Might be fun" She bent her wings to spiral down slowly so she could get a decent set up of the village. Tiroana decided to land outside the village.

When her claws touched the ground, she began to transform into a humanoid. Scales changed to silver tinted skin, wings to long graceful arms, tail dissapeared, and her head became a face with silver eyes and long, thick blue hair.

As she strode along the dusty path, she spotted an Inn. "What luck, an Inn. Hopefully their rooms aren't full..." Tiroana pushed open the doors and looked about for the tender or the owner. As she waited she admired the workmanship of the building.

"Hello? Is there a Tender present?" her voice sounded like waters over a stone, falling to the others below; light and tinkling.

[Edited by Akimae_Joulan on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 11:54 AM]

Black_Plague
12/28/2004 12:56 PM

An Itachi in the form of a squirel fell out of a tree with an oof. The shadows around him bent towards him and picked him up before dusting him off. He looked around and grinned.

"Hey, I remember this burg."

He strolled towards an old gnarled tree that rested just out side of town. His old Home.

Shadoe
12/31/2004 9:30 AM

Nael walked through forest, the wind pushed leaves down the path. Head up he walked along the path, when he heard something like chimes. Listening around he walked in the direction of the sound, he started to see the back of a building. Nael walked closer to the building pulling the cover to his outfit down so his face was uncovered.

Straight black hair that stopped just below his elven ears, silver eyes and fairly tanned skin, in his black assasin outfit he walked along the wall and around the corner. Seeing the banner, " Fernwood Festival?" well I could use a stop. He walked out into the opening and looked around, people enjoying themselves. Then he saw where the noise was coming from, "A tree? With chiming leaves, where have I been."

Nael saw the inn and walked towards it, once inside he looked and saw a women with blue hair standing there and some other people at the tables. He sat down at a table and relaxed, looking around. "This place looks nice, this whole town is one of the nicest places I ever seen." He thought to himself.


[Edited by Shadoe on Friday, December 31, 2004 9:35 AM]

Black_Plague
01/01/2005 6:31 PM

Longshadow sprinted up the tree, his sword thumping against his back. He hit the canopy and shot straight up. The wind was brisk and chill. He landed on the top of the tree and studied the town. Things had changed. As he watched, a shadow creapt up behind him and began scratching his ear. He was suddenly covered in leaves that had taken on a metallic sheen and become metallic.

Kalia_Majere
01/02/2005 8:19 AM

Ariekne dropped from the tree in response to Solar's hail, and she smiled. "Yes, it has been quite some time, as my journey through the dark has ended, and through twilight I now wander... Though wether it is the twilight before dawn or before the night, I have yet to discover..."

She paused and slung the glittern across her back. "Though for now I will simply enjoy the company of old friends."

Avenging_Angel
01/02/2005 10:15 AM

Solar smiled at Ariekne. She had never believed elementals real, before she came here, counting them merely legends. Then she and her friends had met Minoa, the shadowlord, then in the body of Ankh, a woman formed from the merging of a human girl named Krystal and the Shadowlord. That was before she had met Ariekne, the daughter of Minoa and a light sylph named Ariekne.


She had no idea how anyone, born from two so conflicting elements, could manage such power without going insane. 'Twas a miracle that she had inherited her mother's light.



She paused and slung the glittern across her back. "Though for now I will simply enjoy the company of old friends."


Solar nodded.
"The invitation yet remains open. You are ever welcome at our home, Lady."

Black_Plague
01/02/2005 6:28 PM

Longshadow scurried down the tree and strolled towards the nearest bar. Hopefully the ale was still good around here. As he walked, a pickpocket walked up behind him and atempted to pick his nonexisten pocket. Songshadoe turned around and thumped him with the flat of his sheated doublesword. Before continuing and leaving the poor fellow to enjoy his new headache.

Shadoe
01/03/2005 3:54 PM

Nael looked around, hearing what the women had said about the inn. He walked around the town looking at stuff that interested him, He wanted to get another look at the tree with the funny leaves. Nael found the tree again, walking around the tree he decided he was gonna find someone that could tell him more about it.

Black_Plague
01/03/2005 7:07 PM

Longshadow finished his drink (which had definitely not improved since he had lived here.) and began absently wandering around town. His old friends had left and he didnt see a single soul he knew. He decided to get some sleep and returned to his tree, sleeping in the lower branches.

Aeramae
01/03/2005 10:12 PM

Sarah paused outside of town. She had never seen a place as...festive as this before. Shaking her head, she picked up her pack and entered the town, looking at everything about her. She noticed a strange man sleeping in a tree, but decided not to bother him. The young woman wondered where she could go to get something to eat, and maybe find some help in her search for a teacher.

"Excuse me, sir," she said, stopping a local, "but where is the nearest and best inn?"

The man said nothing, merely pointed Sarah towards a nearby building. Thanking the man, she hurried away. She stopped to look at the banner.

A festival? No wonder it's so festive looking.

The sandy-blonde haired woman dusted her skirt off, and entered the inn.

Exile
01/04/2005 12:13 PM

"Stupid mages," Seran said to himself when trees began to appear around him. "I told him I needed to go to the Citadel of Light, but no.. stupid mage has me out in the middle of no where." Seran wondered through the woods, continually cursing the mage who had teleported him, for as far as he could tell, no where near his intended destination. Now he would miss his much needed training, and of course not be promoted.

"Stupid mages," Seran said one last time before a multi-colored sign, or so it appeared, caught his attention. Fernwood Festival, Seran read to himself over and over, occasionaly scratching his chin. "Now, where in the Abyss is Fernwood?"

[Edited by Exile on Thursday, January 6, 2005 4:05 PM]

Shadoe
01/04/2005 2:38 PM

Nael walked back towards the inn, going inside he looked around. "Can anyone tell me about that wierd looking tree out there." Since no one answered him, Nael walked back outside. "Hmmm, I wounder if that lady that told me about the inn would know anything about it." He walked around the town looking for the woman.

Exile
01/04/2005 3:57 PM

Seran continued walking through the forest towards the sign when he heard the most beautiful of sounds, the rustling of leaves and chimes. Seran was caught off-guard by the sudden peacefull sound as he walked through the undergrowth, his head lifted up to the sky and wind blowing his long brown hair out behind him. Seran had to ask himself it it truly was a stupid mage that had "accidently" sent him here.

"Oh well," Seran said to himself after thinking of all that had happened. He continued following the chimes and brilliantly colored sign. "If anyone lives here, they can't truly be evil if they live in such a beautiful place," he said to himself as he neared the chimes. Maybe it was just a reassuring thought, suddenly skeptical of the whole ordeal.

[Edited by Exile on Thursday, January 6, 2005 4:09 PM]

Black_Plague
01/06/2005 7:09 PM

Longshadow woke up and yawned. The leaves had fallen off him the second he became tired and they had fallen off his sword. He jumped into the canopy in three quick bounds, recovering his plantlike sheath and armor. He then worked his way to the ground slowly. The sun was rising and the air felt clean. He was the only reaper from his generation who didnt like foul weather adn vice versa. He yawned, exposing his sharp teeth and began searching for occupation. The leaves on his body putting out a strange reflection that seemed watery and dead. The leaves had also began to die. Once a shadowknight, always a shadowknight.

Avenging_Angel
01/06/2005 8:10 PM

Solar noticed a pair of people near the inn, a woman with light brown hair(Sarah), and a black haired elf(Nael). The golden dragoness walked over to them, smiling politely.

"The inn isn't open. The proprietors are away for a while. But, if thou are in need of food or a place to stay, there is room in other places as well."
"Forgive me for not introducing myself. I am Solar. What brings you to Fernwood?"

Aeramae
01/07/2005 7:42 AM

Srah turned around, a little startled by the sudden voice behind her. She smiled, and bowed before the woman in front of her.

"I'm Sarah, and I've come here looking for a home and a teacher," the young woman said. "Could you help me in my search for both?"

Avenging_Angel
01/07/2005 4:57 PM


"I'm Sarah, and I've come here looking for a home and a teacher," the young woman said. "Could you help me in my search for both?"


"Well, 'twould depend on what you need a teacher of. As for a home, well, there is still plenty of land in the village free....where thou can build a home, thou may live. The other villagers are always willing to help newcomers."

Exile
01/07/2005 6:37 PM

Seran found himself in a village of sorts, a large inn was in front of him along with a few people. He casually sat back and watched the few talk awhile, contented that he did not believe them evil.

"Hello," he quickly called out, fearing he had been spotted by someone. "The name is Seran, and it seems I have lost my way."

Black_Plague
01/07/2005 6:45 PM

Longshadow turned to see Seran and sighed. An elf. just his luck.

"Your a long way from any other city pal. my advice is wait a few days. Ther'll be a trader along and you can probably bum a ride with im. Oh, how rude of me. I'm Longshadow."

He extended his furry little paw to the elf.

Akimae_Joulan
01/07/2005 6:48 PM

Tiroana smiled at the people as they passed by, obviously the inn was closed. She didn't really need to stay at an In, but a little food and company would be nice. Off in the distance chimes could be heard....Unusual....why are there no chimes on the houses here...yet there are some elsewhere? Very strange....

She decided to find the source of the sound, even though she was expecting it to be a little cottage a bit away from the town, she'd rather investigate..

Exile
01/07/2005 8:01 PM

Seran looked around, trying to discern the source of the sound. He turned a complete circle before he found the "source," it appeared to be a squirrel. The squirrel held it's paw outward towards Seran, inviting him to grasp it.

Seran, always the cautious sort, slowly bent down to offer his hand. The squirrel hastily shook his finger (his hand was much to large for the small creature to shake after all!).

"Uhm, I'm no elf," Seran stated skeptically, pulling the hair away from his ears to prove the fact. "No pointy end here," he said while checking his ear himself. It was indeed round when his fingers traced the outline.

"I've never had the pleasure of meeting a talking squirrel before, Mister... Longshadow," Seran finished with a bow, bending down and almost over the creature.

Black_Plague
01/07/2005 8:10 PM

(OOC Hes four feet tall actually, and i think i got your charachter mixed with someone, sry bout the elf thing.)

Yeah, usually we look like badgers or other furry critters. Squirel is kinda fun, i get to drop pine cones on people. What brings you to fernwood?"

Exile
01/07/2005 8:27 PM

(OOC hehe sorry. Didn't know you were a giant squirrel. Oh, hope you don't mind the length and the fact I sort of took over you character a little bit)

"Actually, I'm here against my will. You see, I met this mage; a really strange fellow, very short, with a topknot, and sort of pointy ears. He claimed to be a mage of some power and so I soon how found myself telling him of my urgent business with the Citadel. He seemed to know a great deal about the place really, telling me of his stories and how he had been there," Seran was explaining as Longshadow seemed to be on the brink of sleep.

He paid it no mind and seemed not to notice as he continued on. "Then as I was leaving, he seemed to feel sorrowfull. He claimed that he could teleport me to the Citadel, for a small fee of course, in the blink of an eye. My business, being urgent, I hastily agreed and gave him roughly 100 gold, of which he seemed utterly amazed by. So he teleported me here, as I now stand before you, off the mark," Seran bowed again, sweeping his arms out to the side. The squirrel was of course asleep by now, yet Seran still did not notice as he fiddled with his pockets.

"Oh my," he explained as he dug around in one of his many magical containing pouches. "I seem to have misplaced my money and documents I was to deliver to the Citadal. Ah, they probably just feel out when I was teleported here," Seran was making his way off back into the woods to look for his belongings when he noticed Longshadow, asleep on a low branch.

Seran walked over and poked the large squirrel with a stick. "Won't you help me look for my belongings?"

[Edited by Exile on Friday, January 7, 2005 10:30 PM]

Black_Plague
01/07/2005 8:45 PM

(OOC: Thats generally a no-no in my experience but since the worst he got was a poke, I'll pretend I dont care. (which i truly dont))

Longshadow awoke with a start and dropped out of the tree. His armor was gone and his sword unsheathed.

"Give me a minit."

He ran up the tree, recovering his leafy armor and sheath. He then dropped to the ground and rose to his feet.

"Ok, lets go wallet hunting."

Exile
01/07/2005 10:35 PM

As Seran lead the way to where he believed he appeared, Londshadow quietly followed. Seran seemed to be a bit more energetic after finding someone to talk to, thinking he may not be so doomed after all.

"So, where are we?" Seran looked back at Longshadow and breaking the silence. Before Longshadow could respond however, Seran shot another question at the odd squirrel, "Your not really a squirrel are you? I mean, you can talk, and I do not recall of four feet talking squirrels."

Black_Plague
01/07/2005 10:46 PM

"I'm not a squirrel no. Far from it. I'm known as an Itachi. Were basicly manimals if you will. Some look more human, some quite like an animal like myself. We usually live in huge villages in the trees or underground. But I'm the only Itachi Reaper ever born. As for where we are, I'm just following your old trail. Amazing how much scent you leave behind. Had I decided to be a bounty hunter, I would have made a killing."

Longshadow's excellent sense of smell and sight were helping quite well. The leaves wrapped around his upper body had fallen off so leafy decay wouldnt prevail over any other smell. Longshadow took a deep sniff of Seran's odor and began searching for his wallet.

"And we rarely do bloodhound work. Never call me pet. It wouldnt be smart."

Shadoe
01/08/2005 2:08 PM

Nael turned around when he heard that there was area to build a house. "You said there was space to build a house? This place is pretty cool, I could live here."

Avenging_Angel
01/08/2005 4:02 PM


Nael turned around when he heard that there was area to build a house. "You said there was space to build a house? This place is pretty cool, I could live here."


Solar turned to him for a moment, smiling.
"Yes, there still 'tis much room in the village and forest around."

Black_Plague
01/08/2005 9:52 PM

"Who said that."

Longshadow had lost any good humor he had had earlier. His double bladed sword seemed to jump into his hand, partialy because it did. A shadow lashed out, peeling the bark off a tree. He was pissed.

"Someone better show their face soon, or theres gonna be a new clearcut."

(OOC: Unbless someone who isnt in the trhread poking fun at my charachter)

Aeramae
01/09/2005 10:51 AM

"Well, I'm looking for someone to teach me how to use my talent," Sarah said shyly. "It seems I've been given the gift of magic, on that lead me to strike out on my own."

The young woman smiled at the odd, yet striking woman before her.

"I'd be most honored if you could help me find a teacher. And also tell me about this village and the festival it's holding."

Avenging_Angel
01/09/2005 4:42 PM


"Well, I'm looking for someone to teach me how to use my talent," Sarah said shyly. "It seems I've been given the gift of magic, on that lead me to strike out on my own."


"Magic?" The woman laughed.
"Well, then thee have come to the right place! There are many practitioners in Fernwood, myself included."


"I'd be most honored if you could help me find a teacher. And also tell me about this village and the festival it's holding."


Solar smiled.
"Well, Fernwood is a fairly old village, as villages go. 'Twas founded between the War of the Lance and the Summer of Chaos. I came to it about ten years before the summer of Chaos. We've had many.....odd, village members, come and go. As for the festival, well, 'tis been many a year since we had much of anything to celebrate."
"Since magic is now back in the world, the gods returned, and nigh all the Overlords dead, well, we did decide to have a festival. It may sound silly, but we have had so may things threaten the village over the years, that to have a cause for celebration is always a welcome event."
"In any case, 'tis a joyous event. Unless thee had other plans, thou are welcome to share a meal with me and my family. 'Tis not fit that thou should be forced to sup on travellers fare in the midst of festival."

Black_Plague
01/09/2005 6:05 PM

Longshadow shrugged, he must be going insane. He turned back to Seran, holding a small corvette (OOC: bag about the size of a purse used by wanderers and travelers in case nobody knew that)

"Found it. Here you go my friend, enjoy your documents and money. I'm gonna head home, its the really big tree close to this edge of the village."

He jumped into a tree and began casually working his way to his leafy home, forgetting that Seran didnt neccessarily know where he was.

Exile
01/09/2005 7:31 PM

Seran stared blankly at Longshadow as he ascended a nearby tree and aptly disappeared.

"Uhh... Long... shadow?" Seran meekily called out to the now gone Itachi. It seemed the woods were beginning to close in on him once agian.

"Anyone...?" he sheepishly called out before sitting on the ground, exhausted by the past few hours, and the now ominous seeming forest. He decided he never would have made a good woodsman as he emptied the contents of his corvette into his lap.

Black_Plague
01/09/2005 9:12 PM

Longshaow stopped in mid leap, dropping to the ground as he remembered the human wasnt use to the landscape. Nightmare wouldnt cary him and Longshadow had pressing buisness in his tree. Oh well, he would alert someone of the problem. He was being nicer than usual. On a normal day he wouldnt have helped the fellow in the first place. He continued to the village, landing between two talking individuals.

"There happens to be a lost human in the woods. I'd help him but i have stuff to do. He's dead east of here so."

With that he was gone before the surprise cleared from the two's faces.

Avenging_Angel
01/10/2005 7:32 AM


"There happens to be a lost human in the woods. I'd help him but i have stuff to do. He's dead east of here so."


Solar jumped as what appeared to be a talking squirrel landed between her and Sarah, informing them of a lost human.
"What on earth-?"

Black_Plague
01/10/2005 6:04 PM

Longshadow barely heard What on, before he was in a tree, bounding towards his own, where he had to start beating things back into shape.

Shadoe
01/11/2005 10:04 AM

Nael looked around, he left the two talking and decided to explore the village some more. He wandered through the town aimlessly, after walking around it twice he stopped.

"Well don't I feel out of place." He looked around. "I don't know anyone."

He decided to walked back to the tree with the chimes. When he got there he sat underneath and drifted to sleep.

Aeramae
01/11/2005 10:49 AM

Sarah stared after the squirrel and shook her head in disbelief. She had never seen anything like that before in her life, and apparently, from the looks of things, neither had Solar.

"I guess you don't get very many talking squirrels around here, do you?" Sarah asked, stunned. "That was very bizzare. Uhm, if you want, I can help you find the person that's lost....and if the offer is still good, I'd really like to learn from you, and celebrate in this festival with you and your family."

Black_Plague
01/11/2005 6:59 PM

Longshadow was getting sick of the talking squirrel thing, but nobody knew otherwise save for Seran who was lost in the woods. He scampered up his tree, which had hollowed out in the middle and only had leaves on the outside. It looked like a big full tree, but was really just an empty ball with a few leaves growing in the lower area to replenish Longshadow's armor. He sat in an arm chair made of the tree's shadow and began to redecorate, changing the color of shadows and warping them into festive shapes. The result would have driven many people to have nightmares but he loved it. The hollow trunk still held his money and other treasures he had hoarded over the years. Ah home.

Exile
01/11/2005 7:09 PM

Seran stumbled over a large stick, tripping and landing face down onto the ground. Turning over and resting with his back to a tree, he looked around at his surroundings. "It seems i'm going in circles," he remarked to himself, as he noted a small sapling he must have passed five times in the past hour. Seeing the futility of trying any more, he promptly unpacked his bag and laid a blanket on the ground. After settling down onto the soft fabric he quickly fell asleep, dreaming of getting out of this forest in one piece.

Avenging_Angel
01/11/2005 7:54 PM


"I guess you don't get very many talking squirrels around here, do you?"


Solar shook her head.

"Nay, I have never seen the like of that....whatever it was."



"That was very bizzare. Uhm, if you want, I can help you find the person that's lost....and if the offer is still good, I'd really like to learn from you, and celebrate in this festival with you and your family."


"Oh, yes. The..........squirrel, said the lost person 'twas dead east, right? Of course the offer still stands, thou are quite welcome to join us."

Solar started east, heading into the woods. The dragoness knew the woods around Fernwood well, but where had this stranger come from to get lost?

Black_Plague
01/11/2005 9:53 PM

Longshadow had hung a log from his tree and trained on it every day before he had left to fight against Orion. He carried on this habit, attacking the log with his dual-bladed sword. Yhe flashing steel in the dying light was drawing a crowd of wary children, they had never seen a four foot squirrel with a sword before.

Aeramae
01/12/2005 7:44 AM

Sarah followed Solar into the woods, unsure of where they were going, but confidant that her companion would get them there safely. She wondered who would be walking in a forest to get to a village, when there was a road that led to it.

"Maybe he's a bandit," she said to herself, thinking out loud.

Black_Plague
01/12/2005 8:37 PM

Longshadow slung his sword over his back and crawled up his tree, moving slower than usuall. He was getting tired from the days activities and redecorating his hole hadnt helped much. He curled up on a limb and began to doze, ignoring the normal squirrel sitting on the branch below him. He loved squirrels, mainly because he was one, and fed them often. He fell asleep before the sun had set.

Shadoe
01/18/2005 11:04 AM

Nael suddenly awoke when he heard sound of something in the trees nearby, he stood up to investigate when he saw a shadow dash further into the woods. Confused he decided to follow, walking through the bushes. He walked for several minutes not seeing what anything but trees. Up for a small adventure, he wondered farther into the forest.

"It beats sitting under that wierd tree all day."

He walked further when he heard laughing in the distance, picking up his pace he followed the laughing.

Black_Plague
01/18/2005 4:35 PM

Longshadow settled in the tree and laughed about the town. It hadnt changed at all. He dropped to the ground and picked up the rusty old knife he had left here. The thing was worthelss so he left it there, turning to find Nael observing him. He cocked his head.

"What? You never seen a squirrel before?"

He scratched his chin and chittered.

Shadoe
01/25/2005 4:22 PM

"Yes, but not one that's up to my chest."

Dumbfounded at the creature in front of him, he stepped back. The ponder of how a squirrel got so big never left his mind.

"You, how long have you been in the tree?"

Black_Plague
01/28/2005 7:55 PM

Longshadow cocked his head and gestured to the leaves on his body.

"What that tree? Actually about a minit i think. Watch this."

The leaves fell off, setlling around longshadow's feet. More ripped off of the tree above him, sticking to his body and turning metalic.

"Its because of the shadows attatched to the leaves. I can bend and control shadows. My old job required that skill. I'm Longshadow, whomight you be?"

He extended his empty hand, the claws reflecting a dim sheen.

Chaos_Lord07
02/26/2005 5:35 PM

The caravan slowed to a halt, just outside the forest trail leading to the young knights destiny.

"About time we got here I'm tired this damned carvan." Grumbled Tarren, as he stepped out and onto solid ground. The wind blowing against the trees felt cool to his freshly shaven face. His blue eyes sparkeled in the light of the moon.

"What can i learn out in the middle of no where, man i swear Captian Roe can be stupid some times with all that mumbo-jumbo of learning peace and how that swords are no longer needed."he growled, as he paid the man.

As the caravan left leaving tarren in a sea of trees, Tarren pulled a peice of parchment that said:
"Go to Fern Wood you'll find why you no longer need your blade."

"Ttchha! like that'll happen."

Avenging_Angel
02/27/2005 10:24 AM

Dead leaves from last year crunched under Solar's feet as she walked through the forest.


"Maybe he's a bandit," she said to herself, thinking out loud.


Solar smiled.
"I doubt it. Fernwood seems to have have somewhat of a reputation among bandits and such as an oddity to be avoided."

Ahead of Sarah and her, Solar spotted a man sitting on the ground, staring at the contents of his lap with an empty corvette next to him(Seran).

"Ah, sir? Are thee lost?" she called.

Muniin
03/08/2005 10:15 PM

Unexpectedly a commotion of yelling and heated pursuit was taking place not 50yards from the lost Human. A Figure sheathed in Obsidion and tatoo'd head from toe scampered and darted left and right , only to trip on a rock outcropping and fall inevitably into the small creekbed beyond it. He lie there motionless as his pursuers passed by and continued on the trail. The last thing he could think before he lapsed into the darkness that gripped his weary mind was thurst, and he pulled his carven catina out only to find it empty and punctured in the fall...

[Edited by Muniin on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 10:17 PM]

Exile
03/13/2005 6:01 PM

Seran nearly jumped out of his skin as he heard a voice asking him if he was alright. The young man jumped up, spilling and scattering the contents of his corvette.

"Goodness, you nearly scared me to death," he whispered. The initial shock of the voice had stolen the breath out of his lungs. Seran slowly turned his head to regard the new comers, his face still flushed.

"Ah, yes. I seem to be lost," he managed to stutter out.

Chaotic_Wolf_Anthro
03/17/2005 4:06 PM

-/Back at the Inn/-

Drake walked down the steps weirly head to the bar. With a big yawn he smiled at the bartender,"Good evening..er night which ever I for one can tell I'm to tired."he said with another yawn.

"Can I get an ale and some bread if you hold any?" he said as he glanced around the bar.

"I alway did like peaceful towns such as these" he thought as he excepted the bread and ale with a hardy smile."Looks nice enough to take a stroll I'd say"he said to himself. "No need for weapons or such its a paeceful town"exlaimed Drake."I agree" said the bartender.

Athos got off of his seat and headed to the door "Maybe I'll take another nap under a nice tree. Hmmm...that is a beautiful melody." he said while the crisp wind blew through his flowing black hair. He stepped outside of the Inn to hear the harmonious tune better.

Black_Plague
03/22/2005 8:21 PM

Longshadow chittered from the lowest limb. The town seemed to be bustling again. He saw someone strolling towards his tree and chittered again. He probably looked like a figment of ale, but he enjoyed the surprise anyways.

blue_raven5
03/23/2005 1:23 PM

Aisha took a seat on the bench she had been looking for. It was completely covered in shadow, almost invisible to anyone who didn't know where it was. She had sat in it every day for the past year, save the days she was out hunting, and she didn't plan to stop any time soon.
After about a half hour of watching and making comments to herself about the fools that lived in the town, she decided it was time to stock up on food. She rarely went shopping for anything to eat, as she caught most of her food herslef. She went back to her small house on the edge of town and opened a large closet. Inside lay a few miscellaneous things she had never been able to part with, but the bulk of it was filled with a large set of armor pieces. the armor was fairly elaborate, black arm cuffs with golden trim, black leg guards with golden trim. In fact, all of the pieces of armor she had, as well as her swords, were black with gold trim. She had gotten it at her Tampa, or coming of age, back in her home town, and she had not yet grown out of it. She pulled the bow out of her long, silky brown hair, and tied it back. She most certainly didn't want it to get into her eyes in the heat of battle with some creature. That could be fatal! She went back to her closet and chose from her selection of about five swords. The one she picked out was very long, yet extremely thin. It was also black, to avoid the reflection that was common among normal steel swords.
After pulling on her armor and slipping her emergency dagger into her leg guard, she set out. she went a little way into the woods, and seeing some animal paths, decided to make camp. She would usually stay out hunting for a few days at a time, and bring back the two biggest animals she could find.
By now it was beginning to get dark, so she decided to make a fire which she would sleep next to. she pulled out an axe she had packed, and looked for a suitable tree. finding a large one, she raised her axe. Before she swung though, she noticed a hole above her head in the tree with something in it. she stood up as tall as she could and looked in. Inside was a sack of money! there were some other things in there as well, but they were of no use to her. She noticed that on the ground was a small rusty knife. She kicked it away, so as to not hurt herself. "stupid squirrels, always bringing in random stuff to their trees." (ooc: hint hint longshadow!) she raised her axe and readied herself to swing.

Black_Plague
03/23/2005 11:12 PM

Longshadow dropped on the bench beside the human.

"Who you calling stupid. I have QI.. I mean IQ. And watch it. Thats memerobilia from my past."

Longshadow scooped the knife up and tucked it into his belt. With a squirrely chitter, he bounded into the hole, scooped his money up, and climbed to the top branch. The money landed in its previous space and the knife bounced off of it and landed in IT's previous space, Longshadow perched on a branch and began gnawing a stick about the size of a compound bow.

blue_raven5
03/24/2005 8:07 AM

Aisha stumbled back, aghast. She lowered her axe, and stared at the large squirrel.

"You can talk?!" She had never come to this part of the forest, and had never met this curious creature.

"How... CUTE! You're so furry and short, but you can talk too! That probably makes up for the fact that you aren't very strong, since you're so tiny an all!"

She held up a large acorn she had found on the ground. "Here squirrely!" She chimed. "You could be my pet or something, then i will have someone to talk to while I am out hunting!"

Aisha was beaming with excitement. She had always wanted a pet, but her parents never let her, because she wasn't "responsible enough". Since she moved here, she never really had the time to go look for one, because she took care of herself full time, but if she got longshadow, she would finally have one for her very own!

Black_Plague
03/24/2005 6:58 PM

Longshadow fell off the branch laughing.

"You think I'm just an oversized SQUIRREL? Do you not see the sword? HAH, not strong. Of course I'm no troll, but I can hold my own against your kind. Sheesh. Humans. I'm an Itachi you funny little person."

A shadow snatched the acorn out of Aisha's hand and lobbed it to Longshadow, who bit into it like an apple.

"As for hunting, most of the game has been driven away by the large number of travellers. Only squirrels, racoons and sparrows. Maybe the odd stray dog and I think there was a Brui over that ridge at one point. Oh wait, he tried to eat me, never mind. I'll come with you though but pet? I think not."

Longshadow twitched his tail and peeled a rotted leaf off of his armor. That always seemed to happen on that exact spot. Right over the elbow, Maybe that was his strong magic spot or something.

blue_raven5
03/26/2005 4:22 PM

"So you will come with me? Great!" She WAS slightly saddened by the fact that she could not call the animal her "pet" but a companion was better than nothing, and she might even come to like it more.
Aisha was so engrossed in the fact that the creature before her could talk that she didn't even notice how he got his acorn. She noticed the acorn was no longer in her hand. She shrugged it off, not really caring where it went, lowered her arm, and looked back up at the creature.
"Too bad about the hunting thing though... You live around here, do you know of any good spots to catch some food? Something that could support me for a few weeks or so, if possible. My hunting spot doesn't really support me well enough to live on, so I need to find a new source. One more thing, what do you do in your spare time? All the time I have been living here, and I still haven't found anything to do! Aside from the occasional celebration, this town is as dead as an elk at a hunters convention!"
Aisha began to get tired of standing. she sat down on the ground and pulled an odd, thick leaf out of her pack. She muttered something and bit into it. It was very juicy, and a little water ran down her chin, which she quickly wiped off with her hand.

Black_Plague
03/26/2005 11:41 PM

"You like fish?"

Longshadow dropped an old fishing rod beside Aisha. He thought for a moment.

"I mainly just jump around the trees all day. It's good exercise. Plus its kinda fun. Other then that, the only thing to do is to torment the locals by dropping stuff on em. And I doubt you'd get away with THAT."

Longshadow twitched his tail a few times, let loose a long line of chatter and waited for the normal squirrels to respond. They did, raising an enourmous clammer.

"I love doing that."

blue_raven5
03/27/2005 3:11 PM

Aisha chuckled. She finished her small treat and dried her hands on her shirt, which somehow didn't become dirty or wrinkled.

"Yeah, I love fish! Man... I haven't had fish in years. My parents used to cook it for me when I was young..."

She looked at the ground and twiddled her thumbs for a few moments before looking back up at the squirrel.

"Well, you're probably right about dropping stuff on people, so I guess that just leaves fishing, huh?" She picked up the rod and looked back at the squirrel.

"So, which way to dinner?"

(ooc: i give you permission to have control over where my character goes next, ie: the fishing spot)

[Edited by blue_raven5 on Sunday, March 27, 2005 5:01 PM]

Black_Plague
03/27/2005 7:34 PM

Longshadow began hopping from tree to tree, going slow enough for Aisha to follow. Soon they arrived at a small, slow flowing river.

"Ready, set, fish your heart out."

Longshadow was kinda hungry himself so he crouched on the beach, snagging fish with their shadows and landing them on the ground beside him. It looked like they were simply hopping into his lap. Metaphoricly speaking. He ate the sides of two of the fish and tossed the other four back, as well as the skeletons of his dinner.

blue_raven5
03/29/2005 7:28 AM

Aisha baited the hook and threw it into the river. She sat down on the riverbank and leaned up against a rock. She closed her eyes and waited for a fish to come and find her worm more tanalizing than she had. Nothing had come for a few minutes, and she had fallen asleep. Her demon wings enclosed her, similar to how a coffin would, and withing moments she could not be seen, save the leathery encasing she was being held in.

Black_Plague
03/30/2005 6:04 PM

Longshadow looked around. The normal squirrels were agitated by his presence, as always.

"Hey, watch it ya furry little punk."

The squirrel floated out of the tree and floated infront of Longshadow for a minute, before doing a double loop-de-loop and flying back into it's tree. He shook his head and climbed his own tree. The sunlight filtered through the trees and began to put Longshadow to sleep. Soon he was snoring away on the end of the branch.

blue_raven5
03/30/2005 6:22 PM

(ooc: this will be confusing at first, read the whole thing, and it will make sense)

Aisha ran from the beast. It was closing in on her target, and it would soon have it in its grasp. It came closer and closer, reaching out its arms. its body was merely darkness, and nothing could be seen beyond that. It had large, black, dragon like wings. It had no legs, but it DID have arms. the arms were also a deep black, extending not into hands and fingers, but instead, three long talons, all with blood dripping from them. It let loose a terrible howl, shattering the silence that had preceded this chase. She saw her target in sight. A small cottage at the end of a dead forest. There were two beautiful people, a man and a woman standing in front of it. She had to get there, she had to warn them of the coming danger! She dodged trees and attacks from the monster at the same time, jumping left, then right. She threw up small throwing knives, only to see them go right through the darkness and land on the ground behind it. She got nearer and nearer to the cottage, almost there! She had made a faulty step, though, and she tripped over a root she had sworn was not there before. She rolled onto her back, watching helplessly as the beast flew overtop of her. It divebombed the couple, twenty feet above...ten feet...one foot...

She jerked awake. She noticed she was in a cold sweat when she wiped off her forehead. This was not the first time she had had that dream. But what did it mean? It was now dark, and she could barely see anything. She saw the sleeping squirrel and remembered where she was. She left a note with him, telling him that she had gone home and how to get there. She then packed her fishing pole up and went home early to comtemplate what had just happened. After a dream like that, she surely would not get any sleep.

Black_Plague
03/30/2005 6:43 PM

Longshadow woke up in the morning, surrounded by small fury critters.

"Stupid rodents. I'm not your mother, get lost."

He jumped down and caught the note on it's descent. After a brief read, he sighed and tucked the note into a pocket. With a sigh he started in that direction. Around noon he reached the tree around the window. He thought briefly, let out a brief burst of chatter and waited. He WAS bored.

blue_raven5
03/31/2005 12:45 PM

Aisha lay in her bed pondering her dream. What had it meant? Was it a sign, or just some annoying fiction made up by her brain? Why did she keep happening? The questions ran through her mind faster than she could comprehend them. She did nothing but lay there, staring blankly at the wall, as if trying to see into the heavens for a few minutes.

She heard Longshadow's voice ringing through the window, and got up. She put on a green silk tunic and soft shorts. She took one dagger with her which she put into her boot, and she made her way outside. After searching for a while, she found him, sitting in a tree near one of the windows.

"Can I ask you a question?" She paused. "Have you ever had one of those dreams that keeps coming back again and again? You know, like a nightmare that just wont go away."

Black_Plague
03/31/2005 5:53 PM

"I do have a Nightmare I can't get rid of, but it's not the kind you mean."

Longshadow thought for a moment and then continued.

"I dont dream."

Longshadow dropped to the ground and looked around briefly. His sword rattled on his back as he landed. He wouldn't summon It here, this place was not deserving of the torment.

blue_raven5
04/01/2005 5:56 PM


"I do have a Nightmare I can't get rid of, but it's not the kind you mean."

Longshadow thought for a moment and then continued.

"I dont dream."

Aisha thought about this for a minute. "Don't dream? Why, I've never heard of such a preposterous thing! Surely you have had at least one."



Longshadow dropped to the ground and looked around briefly. His sword rattled on his back as he landed. He wouldn't summon It here, this place was not deserving of the torment.

"You seem troubled... Tell you what - I have a few pieces of venison inside that I was about to dry for the winter. Why dont we just eat a few pieces now? I know this lovely recipie with some of the finest herbs in the land, it melts in your mouth." Her mouth began to water as she thought of her soon to be meal "We can talk about our troubles and get a bite to eat as well." Aisha began to go inside, turned and looked at the squirrel. "Well, are you coming?"

Black_Plague
04/01/2005 10:13 PM

Longshadow sighed. So much for never be tamed by humanity. He dropped all the leaves plastered to his body so they wouldn't rot and stink and walked through the door. He thought about all the havoc he had wreaked, and prevented, and wondered why he was doing this. But for the life of a squirrel.

blue_raven5
04/02/2005 10:53 AM

Aisha walked over to a cupboard and opened it up. She pulled out two plates, two forks, and two knives. she brought them over and set them out haphazardley. She then pulled out two pieces of venison, still dripping with juices from the small pot they had been cooking in. She put one on each plate, the aroma filling the room.

"So, who wants to go first? You, being troubled by something unbeknownst to me, or me, with my wierd dream?" She asked. She then bit into the meat, and waited for his response.

(ooc: sorry if these few recent parts were written badly, my friend wanted to do a couple, so i let her. And is anyone else gonna join, or is it just us for the rest of the time...?)

Black_Plague
04/03/2005 10:45 PM

(OOC: I think its just us and the odd newbie)

Longshadow settled down at the table and took a small bite of the venison.

"You start, mines weird."

And indeed it was. Not every day do you see a squirrel riding something.

blue_raven5
04/04/2005 12:57 PM

"Well, I'm not going to say that mine isn't wierd as well, but since you asked me to, I will go first."

Aisha began to explain her dream. She included all the details she could remember - the dark figure, the forest, the cottage. Everything, that is, except the identity of the figures standing at the cottage. She knew she had seen them before, but it had been so long, or they had changed so much, she couldn't tell exactly who it was. She paused only to eat her meat, which she had only nibbled on so far.

"I've had this dream so often. It almost seems as if I can't close my eyes without seeing that poor couple. I'm afraid something bad is going to happen, but I can't be sure. If I am able, I want to help the couple, but I trip every time. The creature always beats me there. I can't do anything to stop it. It's wierd, almost like its a shadow or something..... I can't figure out what it means." She paused, staring at the squirrel, as if looking for some answer. After a few moments, she continued. "Well, that's my story."

Black_Plague
04/04/2005 6:20 PM

At the mention of shadow Longshadow perked up. He glanced at the windows then turned back to the human. With one hand he gestured at a corner. The shadow there moved out of the corner, leaving another shadow, and began to twist and flex sinuously.

"Thats not the end of mine."

Every shadow in the house suddenly molded into the shadow infront of Longshadow. The mass began to throb and suddenly it split, dropping a Nightmare (think of pegasus but this one works for the bad guys) onto the floor. It's baleful eyes looked at Aisha before it dissapeared.

"I'm a shadowmaster, weird huh, I can twist any shadow into any shape or form. The only acctual living being being that brute of a horse you just saw. I can kill, move, push and throw anyone with their own shadow from anywhere in my sight range. And I'm combat trained. No weakling squirrel, I have killed ogres with my sword believe you me. Now if you say this beast is a shadow....."

Longshadow paused, thinking carefully and preparing to bolt. People in these parts didn't like shadowmasters at all.

blue_raven5
04/06/2005 1:17 PM


Every shadow in the house suddenly molded into the shadow infront of Longshadow. The mass began to throb and suddenly it split, dropping a Nightmare (think of pegasus but this one works for the bad guys) onto the floor. It's baleful eyes looked at Aisha before it dissapeared.


Aisha studied the beast thoughtfully. "No, I don't think that is the one. Then again, I have never gotten a good look at it."


Longshadow paused, thinking carefully and preparing to bolt. People in these parts didn't like shadowmasters at all.


"Shadow master, huh?" Aisha had never seen one, since her village was far away and protected by mountains on all sides. "You can control all shadow, right? Even if it resists your hold?"

Black_Plague
04/06/2005 8:07 PM

"Most shadows dont resist, but most moving things dont see it coming. A few resist, but those come from mages. Id rather just clonk them with a tree's then fight them."

Longshadow calmly twisted Aisha's shadow into a braid and tickled her lightly with it before tugging at her heels and letting it drift back to where it usually did.

"Anyone can learn to fight it but no-one thinks to. I'm a rarity."

blue_raven5
04/08/2005 3:15 PM

"Oh, so then I guess that if it was like... infused with something, you would hurt whatever it was attatched to, huh?"

She frowned. There had to be some safe way to do this, she loved her present, and didn't want to damage it in any way, unless absolutely nessessary.

"Thanks anyways...." She sighed. She stood up and put her dishes away. Then she sat back down and looked toward Longshadow, but not directly at him. "So what's your story...?"

Black_Plague
04/09/2005 11:15 PM

"Ever hear of Ari the Black Plague? Well he was one bad man. You see he had his heart set on world domination. His armies were unstoppable, he was close to invincible, all that jazz. Well we had one edge on him. Shadowmasters are mostly reapers and wizards. So we reapers can ride our summoned steeds, and the wizards can blend in with the armies. We used the shadow of the army to squash it. Now after that war, me and a fellow named Obscura moved away from a place called Arcalla and over here. Obscura, a shadowmaster, went off into the world. I wander, do mercenarie work. But mostly I just kinda exist here. I havent been here for a while but I guess you could say this is my home. I'd settle down and have a family, but Itachi don't exist here, so I cant."

He produced a small glass flask out of somewhere and took a swig. The fermented honey wasnt even enough to get him drunk if he ate a keg of it, but it did taste kinda good.

"How about you, what brings you wandering under my humble abode and hence to yours?"

blue_raven5
04/10/2005 8:32 AM

"Well, about three years ago, I lived in a village far east of here. I was a normal human girl, and I had just had my Taumpa, or coming of age. Everyone gets a gift on their Taumpa, including myself. For mine, my parents had gotten me a set of beautiful, magical, golden armor. Well, there was one mage who was jealous of that armor. It had been passed down through my family for eons, and he wanted it all to himself. Long story short, he kidnapped me, tried to take it, but couldn't. Instead he just ruined it by infusing it with evil shadows in an attempt to make it more willing to come off of me. Then, in frustration, he ripped off my wings and put on demon ones. I was banished from my village and I had to find another home. I heard that this one had a powerful, yet evil shadowmaster, and I was hoping he could fix this for me. I don't think you are that shadowmaster, though, since I have seen no evil in you yet.

Black_Plague
04/10/2005 12:26 PM

Longshadow thought for a moment. Reapers were rumored to be evil, but Longshadow was more of a neutral himself.

"Well, I dont know about evil, but a shadow is a shadow..."

He thought he could pull the shadows out with some concentration. Obscura had been better at this kind of thing but Longshadow had done it before.

blue_raven5
04/10/2005 1:19 PM

Almost as if reading his mind, Aisha spoke up.

"Wanna give it a try?"

She walked over to the closet, opened the doors, and pulled out a few pieces of armor. She lifted them onto the table and set them down gently. They were intricate, black armor with gold trim - elvish style.

"The black stuff is what I want out... It stifles the power of the armor, making it pretty much as useless as any piece of steel. If you could fix it, I would be more than happy to pay you... Money, Weapons... whatever you need. Could you at least try, for me?"

She made a little face and scratched him on the head, just behind the ears for a moment.

Black_Plague
04/10/2005 8:58 PM

"Please dont do that again, it tickles."

Longshadow focused on the armor, trying not to laugh at the face. He pointed at the armor which rose off the ground as the natural shadow wasn't attached. Suddenly the armor reverted to normal and a twisting black shadow flew out the window. The armor thumped back to the table.

"Like grubs from a baby badger."

Longshadow absently fought off the headache that threatened him and admired the armor.

"Nice suit."

blue_raven5
04/11/2005 1:14 PM

Aisha's eyes widened. She looked at Longshadow, then back at the armor, then back to Longshadow again.

"THANK YOU! It's finally gone, after the years of time I spent looking for someone who could fix it, I finally found you..."

She continued on, speaking of her gratification and such, until a bright flash and a large, booming sound was heard. Lightning. She immediately stopped and looked outside. Dark clouds had come from no where, changing the once peaceful day into a dreary one.

"Aww.. Rain is coming..."

She shut the windows, going from one to the next, until she came to the last one. She had it closed nearly the whole way, when it got stuck. She pushed and pushed until it finally slid into place. She picked up her hand and felt that it had gotten wet. She observed it, and screamed.

A thick, dark, red liquid was dripping from her hand - blood. She looked out the window, and nearly screamed again. The sky was raining, but instead of water, blood was falling from the sky.

Black_Plague
04/11/2005 10:24 PM

Longshadow dropped the cute and fuzzy and hurled a shadow at the window, slamming it shut.

"This is something new. I think I pissed someone off."

His sword was in his hand right away. He was cashing in on all that training now.

blue_raven5
04/12/2005 1:24 PM

Aisha jumped back, surprised by the shadow, then realized who had done it, and regained her composure.


"This is something new. I think I pissed someone off."


"Gee, ya think?" She paused for a moment, then added "Sorry, I think this was my fault. I forgot to mention that my armor was kinda... cursed. The blood is probably some sort of a signal to someone, probably the guy who cursed my armor... I just wanted it back to normal so badly, and I didn't think the curse was real, since nothing had happened to me when I wore it."

She thought for a moment, trying to remember that day as clearly as possible. What were the other parts of the curse? She had to know, otherwise, that would make getting through it a lot harder. Hmm... Blood rain.... then....

"Oh! Now I remember!" She exclaimed. "The next part of the curse is-"

Before she could finish her sentence, there was a pounding at the door.

"Demons... just a few, but they are pretty strong, if I recall correctly."

She ran to her closet and pulled out a weapon she had just recently gotten. It was a long pole with a large, blue, scimitar like blade at the end. (ooc: I believe this is called a halbred, but im not sure, so I will just describe it instead.)

"Guess we gotta fight them off."

Black_Plague
04/12/2005 6:00 PM

Longshdaow snarled, a sound not fitted to a squirrel. He sent another shadow flying at the door, bending it back on itself and wrecking the hinges. It also startled the demons.

"I'll fix that."

Three more bolts of shadow struck the closest demon, pushing it backwards rapidly. Longshadow launched himself out the door, his sword spinning like a helicoptr blade.

"*squirrely chitter*"

blue_raven5
04/13/2005 12:44 PM

Aisha rested upon her halbred, and watched as Longshadow fought. She studied his technique and everything. Fighting was fascinating to her, as she had not seen some in such a long time, except for when she fought an animal instead of shooting it down with an arrow or something. She then realized where she was. She turned around to put her weapon away, when she noticed that some demons had snuck in through the back door. She picked up her blade and began to slice through the demons like a knife in warm butter. She used to spend her spare time sharpening her blades, and it was finally coming to good use. She continued to fight through the rows of them, taking on two or three at a time. She would occasionally change the way she swung, to keep them on their toes. After a minute or two, her side was clear. She had fought through the entire house, and was now standing outside her back door. She turned to make sure Longshadow was ok. As soon as she caught sight of him, she felt a prick on the back of her neck. Soon, her body went numb, and she fell to the ground. She could only watch in the direction her head was laying and breathe. Everything else had seemingly been shut down.

All that an onlooker could see was her body being dragged back behind a tree, a small flash of light, and then nothing remained but the squirrel and a few demons he was finishing off.

blue_raven5
04/13/2005 12:45 PM

(OOC: I just figured I would move this along, k?)

Black_Plague
04/13/2005 6:06 PM

Longshadow squashed the last demon and turned to see a flash of light. He ran to the tree and skidded around it, to find nothing. He blinked a few times and suddenly he was airborn on Nightmare, circling the area and searching for any sign of Aisha. Where was she?

blue_raven5
04/13/2005 6:25 PM

Aisha awoke groggily to find herself chained up against a wall. Her armor had been taken. All she had on was a shirt, torn on her shoulder, and her pants, also slightly damaged. How long had she been out? Her arms were numb from being held up, so she guessed at least an hour, if not more. There were no windows, just dank walls made of slimy stone. There were a few torture devices in the room, so old they must have been for show. She noticed one thing that was farily new, and it scared her. Standing on the other side of the room was a large guillotine, Its blade glistening slightly. There was nothing else that she could see in the room, for it was almost pitch black, except for the previously mentioned device.

"Who's there?" asked a scratchy, weak voice.

"Is somebody else in here?! Where am I? How do I get out of here, just let me free!" Aisha pleaded.

Then a door opened, allowing a bright beam of light to shine in. It was such a shock, she could not see outside, and the sun was shining directly into the door, so she could not see who was there either.

A deep voice only gave her this information "We know who you are. We know everything about you. It has come time to pay your debt for the awful things you have done." The door then slammed shut. She could hear a large bolt being slid into place, and a crank turned. What were they talking about?

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As Longshadow was searching, he saw a figure moving in the forest, about human height, with bright armor on. It was a woman carrying a large halbred, and she looked exactly like Aisha. In fact, she even sounded like Aisha when the figure shouted out

"Longshadow, where are you?"

Black_Plague
04/13/2005 6:34 PM

Longshadow swooped towards the figure, goading Nightmare into a plummeting dive. The horse loosed a piercing, freezing cry of pure dread. Longshadow just hoped Aisha wasn't superstitious. He loosed another chitter and sheathed his sword. Nightmare slammed into the ground in front of hte imposter Aisha(of course he didnt know it was a fake).

blue_raven5
04/13/2005 6:43 PM

Aisha just stood there, watching him fly down, and fly to the ground. She didn't even flinch when he looked like he was going to crash. By now the sky had returned to normal, the clouds white against the blue background.

"Where were you?! I had to fight the demons, while you were off somewhere else. Figures... Anyways, let's get back to the house. I had something I wanted to give you, until those stupid idiots came along. C'mon."

She walked back to the house, disreguarding the fact that her armor had a fairly large dent in its chest plate. She got inside and closed the door behind herself. She then used a little magic to fix the broken one and put that back in its place. She went into her bedroom and waited for her friend to return as well.

Black_Plague
04/13/2005 7:01 PM

Longshadow unlocked the window and stepped into Aisha's bed room. Something was wrong here. He kept a hand near his sword.

"Hi."

He had an uncanny sense for this kind of thing. Something smelled fishy, or rather something didn't. The human didnt smell right. Instead of a dry mesquite smell, she smelled damp and old.

blue_raven5
04/15/2005 1:08 PM

Aisha picked up a key and walked over near Longshadow. She pulled out a small box and set it on the ground. It instantly grew to be as big as he was. She then pulled out a key, which looked to be fairly new. She put it in the lock and looked over at Longshadow.

"Theres something in here I want you to have. It's a gift from me to you. I think you would like it, but I cannot open this chest. Whoever opens it, gets what is inside, and I, of course, want you to have it."

She stepped back a few paces, and gestured towards the chest. It was made of a very dark wood with bronze metal decorating it in a fashion that may have been in style about a hundred years ago. The key was sticking out of the lock, and was glistening in the sun that was shining in on it. Longshadow could see his reflection on it. It was a very tempting box - after all, who could resist a prize, especially when its a present for you?!

(OOC: just to let you know, I will not be back until Monday, so there is no need to rush. See ya then!)

Black_Plague
04/19/2005 5:00 PM

Longshadow was definitely paranoid now. A trap? Something nasty like a pocket of gas or a flesh eating insect swarm? He accepted the key and slowly fitted it into the lock.

"What did I summon in your kitchen?"

He stopped suddenly, pulling the key out and turning to Aisha.

blue_raven5
04/19/2005 7:16 PM

"The kitchen was a warning sign. The demons who were watching Aisha have been waiting for some sort of sign. By releasing that shadow, you summoned that sign, and she is now under their captivity."

Suddenly, the chest opened, and he was sucked inside. He fell for a full minute before landing on the ground inside. Oddly enough, it did not hurt at all, almost as if he had not fallen at all. Up above him, a face appeared. It was no longer the face of Aisha, but rather, a demon, some creature with the horns of a dragon, fangs of a tiger, and face of a dog. It talked in an evil voice, saying "And now they have you as well!"

All around him was nothing but blackness. That, and a strange purple mist. The lid closed, and everything went completely dark. The chest seemed to have no ends, being as large as the earth itself, and was completely empty with the exception of himself.

Outside, the creature, who now had the body of a greyhound dog as well, put the chest onto a small cart, which vanished into thin air. It appeared several minutes later at an odd building, where it was picked up by another similar, yet smaller demon. The chest was placed in a room to be opened later, when needed by the master.

Inside the chest, a faint light began to glow.

Black_Plague
04/19/2005 10:31 PM

Longshadow looked around. He was in darkness. Good stuff. He closed his eyes and suddenly every shadow in the box was pushing against the box's walls. Longshadow forced harder, expecting the box to not break. He suddenly jerked and forced more shadow into it.

blue_raven5
04/20/2005 12:58 PM

The walls did indeed break, allowing light in, but they instantly reappeared. this time, however, the light was stuck inside, leaving only miniscule amounts of shadows in the shapes of circles in a random pattern on the floor. The box was now white otherwise.

Black_Plague
04/20/2005 6:01 PM

Longshadow noted a particular broken circle in the middle of the floor but ignored it. Even though it nagged at him, he wanted to think on his situation first. He sat on the ground and pulled out the old knife he had been playing with earlier.

blue_raven5
04/24/2005 11:44 AM

After a day or two - Aisha couldn't tell, the door opened again. It still blinded her, so she couldn't see who was there, but what she could tell was that it was the same people as before. They came in and dragged out the other person who had been in there. He tried to resist, by the sounds of his weak voice, but it was futile. The door was shut and that was all that could be heard. Aisha tried to think of a way out, but as far as she could tell, she was as good as dead. Even worse, her only possible friend was probably on the other side of the world anyways.


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The box that Longshadow was being held in began to shake violently. Grunts and cheers could be heard coming from outside, and every time the shaking stopped, the sound would die down a little. The box was opened up and an odd, orc like creature stuck its face over the top.

"Aww, look at tha wee little bugga! He's trapped and all scared! Mabye we should put em out of 'is misery." Said the creature. He reached in a hand and went to pick up Longshadow when a voice shouted

"Stop!"

The creature quickly snapped back his arm and saluted towards the voice.

"All of you, go to the garden of Ma'ka and wait for me."

The creature, as well as the others who had been there all saluted again and fled the room. The mystery person, however, had not. The figure came over to the box and closed it. A tapping sound was heard, and the box opened the lid on its own, practically spitting out Longshadow. His knife landed on the other side of the room next to the figure. He instantly grew back to his normal size and the box closed again. The figure turned to Longshadow. It was dressed in a single red cloak, the hood casting a shadow on its face. It stood about six feet tall. No other features could be distinguised at this point, however, as the room was too dark to see anything else anyways.

[Edited by Dream_Knight on Sunday, May 1, 2005 5:01 AM]

Black_Plague
04/26/2005 7:39 PM

Longshadow immediately formed a dual bladed sword out of shadows. It looked egzactly like the one he usually packed around.

"Who are you and what did you do to my friend ugly?"

He growled menacingly, flashing his teeth.

blue_raven5
04/28/2005 1:16 PM

The cloaked figure laughed, and with a wave of his hand, dispersed the shadow sword. It walked near Longshadow, and put a hand over his head. A slight tingling sensation went through Longshadows body, before the figure removed his hand.

"Go find your friend, and leave. Do not come back. Go straight out this door, and make a left at the second chance. Once you get her, just come back here, and take the first left. Follow that path until you reach a line of trees. If you walked straight, the tree on you left should be slightly shorter than all the rest. Push on the trunk of the tree, and it should open like a door. Go inside, speak of your destination, and you will be there instantly, with no recollection of what has happened. Take no other route. Go. Now."

With that, the figure left the room, turning right.

Black_Plague
04/28/2005 6:41 PM

Longshadow took the directions and entered a room. He looked around.

"Aisha?"

He drew his real sword and prepared for the worst.

blue_raven5
04/30/2005 8:32 PM

A small voice squeaked out "Longshadow?". Aisha looked over, still hungry and weak from a lack of food and sleep, that was all she could say.

Black_Plague
05/03/2005 5:46 PM

Nightmare sprang out of nowhere, grabbing the girlout of mid air as Longshadow tossed her into the air with her own shadow. He himself jumped onto the beast which began hell bent for leather in the direction he had been told to go.

blue_raven5
05/08/2005 5:14 PM

On the way out they passed many frightened, surprised, or angry members of this odd cult. The wind that followed them was pushing off some of their hoods, showing their gruesome faces. The one who had helped the two friends had his hood blown off, showing his face. It didn't look disfigured, like most of the others. Instead, it looked like someone she had seen before. Aisha realized who it was. She summoned all the strength she had, shouting out "Stop!".

Black_Plague
05/08/2005 5:58 PM

Nightmare skidded to a halt the second the word left Aisha's mouth. Longshdaow turned around.

"What, what is it?"

He rested a hand on his sword, glowering at the cultists.

blue_raven5
05/09/2005 1:40 PM

Aisha pointed towards the one who had helped Longshadow earlier. Her eyes widened, and suddenly, strength began to return to her, in the form of adrenaline. She had seen the person before, she knew it. But where?

"That man... It's... The person from my dream! That's the one I told you about! We need to save that person, that's what my dream told me to do. Dreams... or visions, rather, are always right, aren't they?"

Black_Plague
05/09/2005 10:06 PM

A shadow appeared out of nowhere and snatched the fellow, landing him on Nightmare's back. The horse was suddenly in motion again, whizzing through the tunnels as Longshadow searched for a door.

blue_raven5
05/10/2005 7:18 PM

The man struggled to get free, but the shadows held him tight. He pulled the hood over his head again and continued trying to struggle.

Aisha had used more strength than she thought, and fainted.

After a few moments, the trees appeared, and the door was also visible. The three went into it and teleported home. They appeared a few minutes later back in Aisha's house, she was on the bed, LS on a chair, and the strange man lying on the floor. He quickly stood up and stumbled for the door, mumbling something to himself in a foreign language.

Black_Plague
05/10/2005 10:21 PM

Longshadow ripped the guy's feet out from under him with his shadow, which promptly sat on him.

"No small talk? But we just met. Start by telling me why you helped me earlier."

The shadow tugged lightly on the man's hair, pestering him and letting him know it could do worse.

blue_raven5
05/14/2005 10:52 PM

Aisha had passed out on the bed, and was no longer watching the events unfold. Just across the room sat a rather old looking man, fumbling to find his words. In the middle of the room was the large squirrel, watching the man, making sure he didn't go anywhere.

"Listen. The master will know if I am gone. I must get back, or he will come for you. Please, let me go. I don't know what you are talking about. I never helped anyone. I don't even know you people!"

His speech began to speed up towards the end, and he was sweating a little. Every few words he would look over at the door, as if he was expecting some beast to come charging through there at any given moment.

Black_Plague
05/15/2005 12:25 PM

Longshadow smacked the man with his own shadow.

"Stop lying. I know you helped me. Why?"

He was getting impatient with the cultist.

"Stop looking at the door. I'm over here."

blue_raven5
05/16/2005 5:56 AM

The man paused, not saying anything for a moment. He looked at the squirrel and then back at the girl.

After a moment, he said "Alright. I'll tell you, but if I do, you have to promice not to follow me after I leave or tell her."

He looked anxiously at the squirrel, eyeing the shadow out of the corner of his eye.

Black_Plague
05/16/2005 10:30 AM

The shadow moved to block the door.

"Alright, start talking."

Longshadow picked at a stray leaf on his shirt, flicking it out the window.

Celestial_Kitten
05/17/2005 7:18 PM

OCC: I was wondering if I might join and if anyone could give me a really quick briefing,....if not I understand and thanks anyway.

Black_Plague
05/17/2005 8:51 PM

(OOC: Thats all in the ooc thread attatched to this one. It's really quick to read and you can join whenever.)

blue_raven5
05/29/2005 5:51 PM

(OOC: sorry it took me so long to reply, I completely forgot about this! if it ever takes me more than like...4 days to respond, just send me an rpgc e-mail about it, ok?)

The old man sat down on the floor and looked at Longshadow.

"So, you wish to know the truth. Alright then. It all happened about three years ago. Aisha and I were both part of a happy family, along with her mother. She had gone out one day to go hunting in her new armor. She had recieved it recently from her taumpa, and she was so excited to finally have it. When she left though, she didn't come back. After a few hours, we got worried - she might have been hurt, or worse... We were about to send out a search party, when He came. He was an evil man, dressed in elaborate robes, with hundreds of charms hanging from his arms and chest clothes. With one sweep of His hand, He destroyed the entire village. We don't know if He had been meditating on that spell for weeks, or if He just got it off the top of his head, but we do know that He is extremely powerful. He took over the entire village. No one could withstand his awesome power. He built on top of it a giant castle. He enslaved all of the villagers, turning them into hideous beasts, and he put magical barriers on the entire place, stopping anyone from knowing anything was different without actually coming to see for themselves. The villagers have all been hypnotized into thinking they were always as they are now, so that they don't try to revolt. Not that it would matter anyways... we aren't powerful enough to even touch Him... The only reason I stayed was because I thought Aisha was dead... I wanted to stay with my wife."

He looked down, his eyes beginning to water slightly. He pulled his hood as far over his head as he could before looking up again, his head now completely shrouded in shadow.

Black_Plague
05/31/2005 5:45 PM

Longshadow nodded, caressing the man's cheek with his own shadow. He felt sorry for these two.

"I will try and help you."

He rose to his feet.

"Will Aisha be ok here by herself for a while? We need to go get something."

There was a rustle as Nightmare suddenly stepped out of the corner shadow, the beast snorted and tossed it's head. Longshadow got ready to depart, gathering his sword and other gear that he had brought, which wasn't much.

blue_raven5
06/01/2005 7:30 AM

"Thank you, kind sir... Yes, she should be alright. She's been able to take care of herself for the last few years, I think she can take a few more hours. Let's go.

Black_Plague
06/01/2005 7:01 PM

The man was suddenly plopped onto Nightmare's back. The horse slung himslef out the window, flapping furiously. Longshadow drove it as fast as he could, spurring the horse into a frenzy. The horse skidded to a halt at the base of Longshadow's tree. The Itachi quickly climbed up, and dropped a rope for the human. He was also using shadows to pull needed objects to a leather back pack. There was tinder, knives, a small cloak, and several small black orbs. He waited calmly for the human to ascend.

blue_raven5
06/02/2005 7:35 AM

Aisha's father got the message and climbed up the rope.

"Nice place you got here. So, what is it you wanted to get?"

He then pulled out a watch and looked at it, with a mild look of impatience on his face.

"So, are we going back to Aisha's house soon?"

Black_Plague
06/02/2005 3:56 PM

Longshadow suddenly pulled out a bunch of things, which he handed to the guy. A sheathed longsword and belt, a small bow, a traveling cloak, and some more black orbs. He also handed the man a back pack.

"Once you get all that in there, we leave for Aisha's."

Shadows began to coalesce around Longshadow, bringing leaves close to his body, where they glued themselves on.

blue_raven5
06/03/2005 10:14 AM

The man packed everything in except for the orbs. He studied them for a moment before looking away, leaving them to float in midair. He then put the backpack on, the orbs following the movements of his hands. He got out of the tree and stood on the ground, looking up.

"C'mon! If I know Aisha, she should be waking up about now."

Black_Plague
06/04/2005 11:16 PM

Longshadow landed on Nightmare.

"Yeah I know, I know. Get on the horse already. And hang on, we're taking the faster route this time."

The way to Aisha's house had been through a narrow valley. The lost time and slower speed wouldnt do. Nightmare Shot into the air and began to flay faster then any other airborn object ever had. Longshadow's fur rippled in the cold wind. The orbs the man had trailing him acctually began to speed past them as Longshadow forced their magic to accelerate. He needed these in a specific place, where he knew they would be.

blue_raven5
06/06/2005 9:35 AM

Back at the cottage, Aisha began to arouse from her sleep. She sat up and rubbed her eyes, looking around contentedly with a smile on her face. She got up and got dressed into some clothes that weren't stained with blood and other things, washed her face, and looked out the window. She saw Nightmare flying through the air and wondered what Longshadow was up to. She had no recollection of the past day or so, and didn't even remember leaving the village. Apparantley, the sleep had done more than just rest her up.

Black_Plague
06/07/2005 4:26 PM

Nightmare glided through the open window and stopped, dissolving and dropping Longshadow and the old man on the floor. Longshadow smiled.

"Your awake, good."

He turned to the old man.

"Will she recognise you?

blue_raven5
06/08/2005 9:44 AM


"Will she recognise you?



"Only one way to find out..."

He pulled back his hood yet again, revealing his face. Aisha stared at him for a few moments, puzzled. Then, suddenly, her eyes widened. Not with fear, but with surprise.

"Father? I...Is that you?... It is you! I can't believe you are here! What are you doing here? I didn't even clean up the house or anything! And I see you've brought company! What a cute little squirrel!"

She bent over a little to look directly into Longshadows eyes. "And who might you be, little friend?"

Before Longshadow could even react, Aisha's father leaned over to him and whispered,"That must've taken so much out of her that she got amnesia... I'm sure she will begin to remember things soon, but until then, you [i]may[/i] want to play along. Of course, im not a doctor, and im sure you would know better, so that decision is up to you."

He stood up straight and looked at his daughters friend, wondering how he would respond.

Black_Plague
06/08/2005 10:05 PM

Longshadow cocked his head, maintaining the 'I'm an idiotic animal' look. He had dropped his sword and gear when the had landed so he looked like a rather dirty squirrel that had fallen in a leaf pile. The leaves began to slowly fall off as Longshadow began to release thm.

blue_raven5
06/12/2005 1:21 PM

Aisha scratched him on the head, behind the ears, for just a moment. As soon as her hand left his head, though, she froze.

"Hmm, I may sound crazy, but I could swear you look familiar..."

She stood up and gave him a quizzical look, almost as if she was trying to remember something.

"So, where is Mom?"

The father gave her a worried look, and then looked at Longshadow, and then back at Aisha.

"Well.."

The father explained everything to her, from beginning to end. Once he was finished, he stepped back to allow her to absorb everything he had just said.

"Wait... That squirrel is my [i] friend?[/i] But.... You wouldn't joke about that... would you?"

She looked at the squirrel, and then back at the father, and her eyes widened as she began to remember some of the things that had gone on withing the past few days.

"So then we have to go back to the castle!"

Black_Plague
06/12/2005 4:07 PM

Longshadow looked at the sun. Or what little was left of it.

"Tomorrow. And after you've gotten some rest."

He turned back to the two.

"I'm going to look around the house and give you two the chance to catch up with each other. I'll be a while too."

Longshadow exited the room and began to move about the house, barricading every possible ntry as well as he could.

blue_raven5
06/17/2005 11:16 PM

The two sat for a while, chatting. They talked about what had gone on, why things were going the way they were, and how they were going to get to the castle tomorrow. Eventually they moved to politics, recipies, and other things usually shared between old friends. After about an hour, Aisha began to get very tired. She went off to bed, and her father came to find Longshadow.

"Good job barricading the fortress. You go get some rest - im sure if theres going to be any fighting, im not going to be fit enough to do it anyways. I will finish up around the house, patching up any holes."

Black_Plague
06/18/2005 11:57 PM

Longshadow nodded. He was getting some severe mana burn from all the work he had done.

"Thank you very much, I am very greatful. Wake me if anything happens."

He slowly ascended the stairs, using the banister and eventually curled up at the foot of Aisha's bed, breathing quietly.

kawai
07/06/2005 1:06 PM

ok i'm new to this site so please don't ignore me, my charries desciption is in the questions forum i think? ok well here i go))

sam entered the town, they all seemed so happy. sam wore a hood to hide his ears and tail, it was very long. it dragged aslong the ground, it had scratches and taers in it.
he looked around hoping know one would notice him

kawai
07/06/2005 5:00 PM

sam saw a tree in the middle of a gathering, he was to short to see what was going on so he climbed the tree above it he over heard someone talking. a knight " this notice is from the Xkingdom of EbonyX, it is a wanted poster" sam flinched,' they came all the way out here he thought' " the wanted crimal is #56411, or Samuel . he has one code of aperence, demon. " and that was he said, the knight then rode off. sam sat petrefied, now bounty hunters all over this continent would be after him!

he stayed in the tree for a while, thinking about what he would do now. run away or stay in the tree till dark? he had no choice that would leave him in great perril

kawai
07/07/2005 10:26 AM

sam sighed thinking of what his mother would think of him, all he wanted was to save her, she died while he was in prison. he never saw his younger sister again, he just stole a potion to cure his mothers mysteroius illness. they made such a big deal about it, he was only 12. they couldn't kill him on the spot because of that, he was put in prison for 3 years. he escaped after he found out that he was to be exucuted later after the ball.

" hey sam, what are you doin' in that tree?" said a person under the tree sam looked at him " moon? is that you! i thought they killed you!" sam cryed jumping out of the tree "no i escaped after they opened the door to our cell. i followed you in my wolf form!" moon paused " boy they really are seirious about catching you huh? this poster dosent look anything like you!" sam grabed it and replyed " your right, maybe they won't find me?!" then sam thought ' no, thats impossible. they will find me and kill me, i have no weapons' moon looked at sam his long lost freind

darknessfalls
09/26/2005 1:27 PM

(ooc. sorry for the late entry, if no one wants me here then just disregard this posting.)

The dragon flew low, just under the cloudline, searching for a safe place to land. "That last battle was fierce," the great beast thought to himself. Deep crimson blood flowed freely from the dragons neck and chest. His crimson scales helped to hide the fact that he was even injured at all, but the dripping of blood was the only sign. "Who knew that there were still dragons of that size around? At least I disposed of a few of them before their reinforcements arrived. I hope they don't find me, I just dont know how much more battle I can take before my time is up. I must find a place to lay low until my wounds heal."

Berion, was what was once known as a blood dragon, a rare occurrance when a red and black dragon mate. It produces a dragon with scales of blood, and that drinks the blood of other dragons to become more powerful. But sadly he is the last of his kind, trying to restore balance between good and evil. Berion flew low to the ground where just ahead he noticed a small village nestled in the forest.

"That will suffice as a good recovery point." He landed hard on the soft earth, his claws tearing out large chunks of dirt and grass. He almost crashed face first into the earth, but at the last second he recovered and saved himself another injury. The blood dragon then disguised himself as a human with pale ivory skin, and hair the color of blood. His eyes glowed like fire under his red robes.

"Fernwood Festival, well, this festival should provide some refuge for me." He began walking into the village in search of a pub to drown out the pain of his wounds when he noticed that he was bleeding profusely from his neck and chest. He pulled out some red fabric and tied it tightly around his neck and chest, and pulled his robes around tighter so that no one would notice. "I cant be caught," he thought to himself, "the council must be notified of the armies movement."

[Edited by darknessfalls on Monday, September 26, 2005 1:29 PM]

kawai
10/07/2005 6:30 PM

is this board still up?))

samuel hugged moon and cryed as a small child would, moon smiled and hugged him as well and wispered "you'll be ok, it'll be just fine. i'll protect you..." tears ran down samuel's face

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