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03/31/2005 11:12 AM

Vincent's short swords worked rapidly, merely a blur in the night air. The orcs had slowly begun to press in on him, almost suffocating him under their sheer numbers. Already, five orcs had been slain by Vincent's hand.

A spear was thrust forward rapidly, causing Vincent to parry the attack awkwardly and stumble to the ground. The orcs pressed around him, their weapons poised to attack. Suddenly, the shaman was over him, an evil grin on his lips. Vincent stared into the shaman's eyes. He saw the hate that the orc possessed for the goodly races. The shaman lifted his arms up to the sky and let out a victorious roar before his staff came downwards towards Vincent.

[i]So is this how my life will end? Will I be known as a martyr for the good people of Faerun? Will they even remember me when my body is gone and the ground has soaked up my last drops of blood? Does it even matter?[/i]

03/31/2005 2:47 PM

Damien nodded, almost admiring Seth's bravado. Almost... He then struck out with his bastard sword at the nearest orc, cutting a deep line through its torso. He reversed the momentum of his sword and came back in a downward slash, severing the orc's left arm from the body. The orc looked up in surprise as it quickly bled to death. That being the last of the orcs on their side of the wall, Damien sheathed his sword. "Perhaps Seth is right," he said quietly to Namiko, "but our mission remains unchanged. Seth can fend for himself. but our task is to deliver that sword. I will follow where you do, but you must weigh your decision. One life, or the tide of a battle that will decide the fate of a village."

03/31/2005 5:18 PM

She looked at Damien rather sad but determined.

"You stay with Seth and the others, I will go on alone" "This is nonetheless my mission, I will make it out alive"

She then took her sword with her and began running off.

03/31/2005 5:43 PM

Damien was left then with a hard choice and an awful pain in his chest. On one hand, he had the lives of two men, one that was in grave danger, and on the other hand he had Namiko, whom Grazz't had led him to. He slid his sword into its sheath and looked back to where Seth had gone. No, he decided, he wasn't going to lose another one. He sprinted off after Namiko.

03/31/2005 9:19 PM

(OOC: Exile, do you want me to pull your charachter out of the fight or go after a band of orcs whom dragged Vincent off. I woulda posted earlier, but i was trying to ponder that one.

03/31/2005 9:39 PM

(OOC Uh.. Don't pull me out. While I thank you for the offer, leave him be. Sometimes it is just better to forget.. *sniffle*)

03/31/2005 10:02 PM

(OOC: Aright then, good having you along for the ride.)

Seth awoke the next morning and immediately made ready to leave. The barrels floated along behind him as he approached the crumbling wall. Seth took advantage of it's deterioration to scale it and dropped into a scene he recognised. A ring of dead orcs surrounded a large blood stain. Seth bowed his head in respect of the warrior and turned towards the tall trees. He could see smoke rising from a field at the base. While Vincent had been mildly hostile towards Seth, he was still infuriated at the orcs. He glowered, sheathed his sword and began to run. The barrels matched his speed and erily floated behind Seth as he set towards the battle field at a steady clip.

That night he dozed fitfully in a tree, always snapping awake at the slightest sound.

04/01/2005 5:57 PM

Namiko had wondered to a place that looked more like a swamp. She was not afraid, she was more sort of possessed, her mind was in another place, in a dreamlike place. Something had guided her there and she did not notice anything in her surroundings.

04/01/2005 6:56 PM

Damien found Namiko in an almost marshlike area, wondering aimlessly. He heard a chuckle, and didn't know if it was from an outside source or from within himself. He knew that something was wrong with her though. Damien followed her for some time and eventually intercepted her. "Namiko!" he almost shouted. He took her by the shoulders and looked into her eyes, to see only emptiness. The childlike innocence that was there before was lost now, lost to an empty void. Damien looked down to see the mark on her hand had returned and was writhing vividly. "Damn," he said aloud to no one in particular...

04/01/2005 7:06 PM

In her mind she kept thinking "Someone please help me", there was someone else there. Someone she knew but didn't at the same time, someone who wanted to attack Damien.

04/01/2005 7:15 PM

He saw it in her eyes the instant before it came. Damien jumped back to dodge the swing of a dagger that came from Namiko's arm. Her arm, but not her mind. Damien eyed her skeptically. He reached into his bag, pulling out not a weapon, but a vial. A vial of holy water...

04/01/2005 7:19 PM

Studdering a bit.
"Help me", her voice then changed into a much deeper voice, it was clearly a man's voice, "I see you made it to her Damien"

04/01/2005 7:48 PM

"I always do. Tell me, why the girl?" he said with a smirk on his face. "Couldn't take the big fish?" With that, he threw the vial at Namiko. It hit her and shattered, the holy water hissing at her skin. He then charged forward and tackled her to the ground. Despite the strength lended to her form by her indweller, Damien managed to hold her down. He produced a silver holy symbol from his pouch and douced it in holy water. He pressed the symbol hard against Namiko's forhead, skalding her skin as her indweller screamed in agony.

04/01/2005 7:52 PM

Struggling to talk.

"What you did not know of my mortal child", the body seemed to be claming down a bit.Then Namiko's voice was heard, "Damien!"

04/01/2005 7:59 PM

He looked to her and saw the desperation in her eyes. Damien pushed the symbol harder into her forhead and grimaced. He knew that her indweller still resided in the poor girl. He felt the tell-tale sign of its final struggle though, as a dark aura began visibly manifesting around himself. His breathing became heavy and blood began pouring from his nose and mouth. Somehow through it all, he managed to will the demon out of her before he lost conciousness.

04/01/2005 8:05 PM

She recovered control over her body but she saw her dress covered in blood and besides her a very wounded Damien. She used her legs as a pillow for him. Who was that man she kept thinking but then she realized the danger she had inflicted onto Damien and that caused her more pain, she knew she had to deliver the sword but first she had to take care of him, something inside her did not want to leave him there.

"Hang on, please", she had forgotten she had brought a pouch that carried a couple of herbs inside, then she began mizing them to make medicine for him. Night came again and she made a little fire.

04/01/2005 8:22 PM

To the casual observer, Damien would have appeared to be out cold, when if anything he was in a twisted sort of meditative trance. One could say he was having a meeting with Grazz't in his mind.

"You've had millions of children, Grazz't. Why is this one special?" Damien said.
"This one is a protoge. She's got the abilities of one of my kin, but she doesn't look it. Indeed, her only deformity is the mark on her hand." He replied cooly.
"And you want her back?" Damien said, his voice dripping with sarcasm.
"Of course not. Why would I want something so perfect confined to this hell?" I wish only to have her roam freely. I just wanted to let you know I'm still in the village, Damien. Don't forget our little arrangement."
Damien scoffed. "Deal? We had no deal. You dipped me in Styx for your pleasure. So I hope you're having fun."

It was then that he heard Namiko calling to him. Grazz't smiled and took his leave, but Damien couldn't wake up.

04/01/2005 8:29 PM

"Lord Damien, please wake up I beg of you", she held his hand, she knew something was going on on his mind, if he could read his mind, she could probably intorduce herself into his. The she started to meditate and on the blink of an eye she found herself in a sort of cold place. She saw him standing there and she approached.

"I knew I would find you", she said to him gently,"Wake up and explain to me what happenned"

04/01/2005 8:34 PM

His eyes shot open and he sputtered and coughed as the bleeding from his nose and mouth began anew. Everything kept spinning. That had been the toughest exorcism he'd ever attempted. It must have done serious damage to his brain. He was dizzy...and thirsty. He knew he needed to find something to concentrate on to try and stop the spinning. It was then that he found the best thing he could've hoped for: Namiko's eyes.

04/01/2005 8:37 PM

She saw the blood and got him some water for that when she noticed that he was looking at her eyes, she blushed and started talking.

"So what exactly happenned?", she seemed confused but she was still blushing.

04/01/2005 8:46 PM

He sat up and spat the blood from his mouth. He tried to gather his thoughts, but found it nearly impossible to do. He managed to say "Protoge," and then fell back to the ground, his breathing shallow. It dawned on him then that he was dying. He didn't know how long it would take, but he knew it was happening. "You...you are a child of destiny." He continued. "Your father...your father is Grazz't himself." He looked into her eyes again, taking her hand and said. "Your destiny is yours to fulfill. Don't let your past be a hinderance to your potential." With that his head fell back to the ground as blood began dripping slowly from his ear.

[Edited by Damien_Lockheart on Friday, April 1, 2005 8:47 PM]

04/01/2005 8:50 PM

"No, please don't die on me", she heard how he told her that Grazz was her father and now she was determined to meet up with him at least to find out how to save him, she did not want the only person who understood her to die like that, by saving her.

"Hang on a little longer", she saw how there was something like a hill up ahead and ran to it.
"Grazz if you are my father, please respond to my request to let him live, I'll do anything", tears fell from her face and hit the ground making rocks sort of like diamonds. "Please save him"

04/01/2005 8:59 PM

Damien slipped into unconciousness, completely oblivious. He didn't know if he was going to wake up or not, but that was the last thing on his mind. The blood pooling in his head was making him dillusional and he shook violently in his sleep, fighting demons that didn't exist. Throughout it all though, his breathing was returning to normal...

04/01/2005 9:05 PM

Namiko then began thinking of the rest of the party, were they dead, were they alive?. She knew she wanted Damien alive, she kept crying and trying to invoke her oh so called father even if it meant loosing her freedom and becoming a slave to him she thought. She walked back to the camp she had made for them and noticed him breathing had gonne back to normal, she thought.
"Could it have been Grazz?"

04/01/2005 9:36 PM

Damien awoke sometime later. The bleeding had stopped, but he didn't know if he'd live or not. The dillusion had also ceased, and he could see clearly. He looked to Namiko and propped himself up on his elbows, smiling weakly.

04/01/2005 10:41 PM

Seth woke the next morning tired and restless. He dropped to the ground and after finding and eating a small breakfast of rodent and berry, he began running towards the tall trees again. As he went, the rain began to fall lightly, dampening his hair. Then it began to fall harder, pouring down and drenching him. Seth grimaced and began to steam as he made his way through a thin forest of aspen. A trader saw him go by and nearly had a heart attack. What he had seen was a madman with bloodlust in his eyes and a serious war addiction. The man also looked half past insane and quarter to psychotic. He cringed and tried to forget about it as he wandered towards the nearest town.

04/02/2005 10:37 AM

As the rain started to fall, Namiko helped Damien to a small cave on the way. The were getting close to the tall trees but they could not keep going on the rain. She kept thinking about Damien and how everything was connected to the same person, herself.

"Damien.."she looked at him, "How did you know that Grazz was my father?".
She felt a little uneasy thinking this could agitate him and he would not speak to her.

04/02/2005 3:18 PM

Damien looked to her. "Your mark," he replied. the rainfall was always calming to him. He took out a cigarette and lit it, taking a long puff. "It's the tell tale sign. It's a beacon, so that he knows where you are at."

04/02/2005 3:18 PM

Damien looked to her. "Your mark," he replied. the rainfall was always calming to him. He took out a cigarette and lit it, taking a long puff. "It's the tell tale sign. It's a beacon, so that he knows where you are at."

04/02/2005 4:11 PM

Namiko felt uneasy and went outside the cave even if it was raining.
"Wait for me for a moment", she put her cloak on and headed to a pathway clear to her.

"So, this is what connects me", she looked at her hand. "I hope he doesn't hate me, I know how he talks about Grazz, and most of all, I'm his daughter."

04/02/2005 10:11 PM

Damien reached into his pack and retrieved some trail rations. They were meager at best, but any sort of sustenence would do. Several thoughts were going through his head, not all of them rational; it would appear the bleeding hadn't completely stopped afterall. He finished his meal and lit another cigarette. "Damn you, Grazz't. Don't play these games with her. Either kill me now, or let me live."

"I don't have to worry about killing you," he heard Grazz't's voice within his head, "you're doing it yourself."

Damien laughed in spite of himself, taking another long drag on his cigarette. Better by the devices of man than at the hands of demons. "Perhaps you should pray," Grazz't said teasingly.

"C'mon," Damien replied, "the Gods are too concerned about themselves and their affairs to care about the plight of humanity." He dragged heavily again on his cigarette. "Take me, but leave the girl be." he said.

"In due time," was all that Grazz't replied.

04/03/2005 10:09 AM

Namiko came back to the cave, she was all soaked from the rain. At the moment she stepped inside she heard echoes.

"Hello.... Damien, are you still here?"

04/03/2005 10:45 AM

Damien exhaled a line of smoke. "I'm still here," he replied. He saw her there and couldn't help but feel a tinge of melancholy for the girl. He rested his head on the hard ground and began gathering his thoughts once more.

04/03/2005 1:10 PM

"Good", she smiled at him,"So, how is your health, I was worried about you"

She walked up to him, her clothes still wet from the rain. "Do you hate me because of who I am?", she was clearly nervous when she asked this. A thunder struck a nearby tree and she was frightened.

04/03/2005 4:28 PM

Damien looked to the fragile girl. "Why would you ask that?" He said warmly. "Of course not." He dragged heavily on his cigarette and flicked it towards the back of the cave. Then, as if to answer her question about his health, blood began to trickle from his nose.

04/03/2005 4:33 PM

She saw the blood and immidielty got a piece of cloth from her cloak and hand it to him.She then studdered a bit, "I thought you might, since he is my father". "Please come towards where I can actually see you, I never liked the darkeness"

04/03/2005 8:06 PM

Damien stood to walk over to her, but from bloodloss and fell over again. He crawled the remainder of the way, not wanting to risk further injury to his head. By the time he'd gotten to her the trickle had become a steady flow. He lit another cigarette and inhaled deeply on it. "When the rain stops, head for the front line. I'll stay here. I'll only hold you back anyways," he said.

04/03/2005 8:31 PM

"But, how I am going to know you are gonna be alive when I get back", she ran over to his side, then she took some herbs from her pouch and mixed them with a bit of rain water. "Drink this, it might stop the bleeding".

The rain stopped for a few moments, she didn't know whether to stay with him or go to the front lines to deliver the sword.

04/03/2005 8:44 PM

He looked away and dragged heavily on his cigarette. "I won't be." He replied. "It is my time, Namiko." He looked into her eyes, with the same, emotionless stare he always had. "Go now. The town needs you."

04/03/2005 8:51 PM

She cried a bit but stood up.
"Promise me something before I leave though", she put her cloak as pillow for him, "You'll be with me in spirit".

She then took her leave from the cave, sad and afraid but she was going to deliver the sword no matter what. The sword had to be delivered to Master Fornost.

She went up a hill and found a camp, she then asked around up until one squire told her where Master Fornost's tent was.

04/03/2005 9:03 PM

Damien rested his head and lit what would be his last cigarette. "In spirit," he mused to himself. It was then that he realized Grazz't standing at the cave's entrance. He smiled, his eyes flashing like the lightning behind him. "want one?" he offered a cigarette to the demon, sarcastically. "I don't smoke. Those things kill, you know," The Prince of Darkness replied. Damien almost laughed at the jest as he finished the cigarette. "Time to go home, son." Grazz't said. Damien wasn't sure when he passed from the realm of the living, or if he ever really did. He felt Grazz't pick up his body and chant a mantra which allowed his spirit to leave the corpse. Upon another spell from Grazz't, a portal opened and Grazz't walked through, with Damien's soul in hand. The last thought that crossed his mind was the girl.

04/03/2005 10:54 PM

Seth reached the tall trees. He skidded to a halt and looked around the camp. It was very battered and disturbingly rag-tag. Seth sighed and strolled over to someone. He tapped the person on the shoulder.

"Wheres the head of the camp? I bought a little 'gift' for the orcs."

The fellow indicated a large tent. Someone had just passed through the flaps. Seth shrugged and walked straight for it. The guards drew their swords.

"Do I look like an orc?"

With that Seth passed into the tent and right away recognised master Fornost. With a slight bow he waited to be acknowldeged.

04/04/2005 9:25 PM

(OOC: You can all imagine my surprise when I found almost thirty new posts after only a few days of not checking the thread. XP )

It was a cold foggy morning. It was the day the OrcWar of Tall Trees was predicted to break. The fog was so heavy that one could see no farther than fifteen feet.

There were many watchmen, and the men that weren't were also watching quite carefully. Tension was felt almost as easily as the cool fog. There were many tents set up on the planned battlefield. As Seth entered one of them and bowed, Fornost looked up at him in curiosity. Many nervous soldiers beside him put their hands on the hilts of their swords. Fornost however, simply stood up and returned the gesture. He was a warrior, no matter which angle you looked at him from. He was tall and sturdy, particularly muscular in the arms. He had black hair that reached his shoulders and hazel penetrating eyes. He wore a chain shirt as his only protection and had two sheathed longswords at his hips. Impressively, he also had two more longswords sheathed on his back, their hilts sticking out from behind his shoulders.

"Hello," he greeted in his deep voice, "I suspect that you are here to help in the battle. If you're not, you better run for your life fore' it starts." Without waiting for a response, he walked towards the exit of the tent, "Please, follow me."

He left the tent to find a woman standing there. He couldn't tell if she was human or elf. There was a strange gleam in her eye. "A gleam of experience," he told himself.

"May I help you?" he said with half a curious smile.

04/05/2005 7:36 AM

"Lord Fornost I presume", she bowed, "I have brought something from Lord Falken"

04/05/2005 6:14 PM

"You made it huh, wheres Damien?"

Seth was looking around, they had lost one warrior, two would be worse. By the looks of things the army was mostly militia. Of the regulars, Fornost seemed by far the meanest. He seemed to be capable of a great deal of killing, so Seth automatically respected the man.

04/05/2005 7:49 PM

"He died", she looked sad, "He was killed might as well say".

04/05/2005 10:13 PM

Seth sighed, this was getting bad. He turned and decapitated a nearby practice dummy with a flash of piss-yellow light.

"Vincent died behind the wall. The orcs killed him. He took his share with him though. I'm going to enjoy killing these fetid beasts."

Seth had to take a deep breath to prevent himself from going berserk.

04/06/2005 7:35 AM

"Lord Seth, we have to stop them", she walked over to Lord Fornost drawing the sword given to her by Lord Falken, "This is for you my lord".

04/06/2005 2:59 PM

Fornost examined the two new soldiers. They seemed to have had a rather violent journey to the Tall Trees. He had a newly found respect for the girl, who had survived where two others had died.

"Please," said Fornost with a smile, "call me Fornost." He took the sword and unsheathed it. It was a formidable sword, a bit small for his taste though. He lifted the sword up, to feel the balance. "It's definitely magical," he thought as it somehow caught rays of light through the fog. It was then that he noticed the writting on the blade.

He held it close to his eyes as he read the writting in celestial. He understood. He started chanting in the language of the heavens, reading from the blade. He thrust his sword up at the sky. The sword grew a light blue color and as it did, Fornost brought the sword down upon a closeby rock. When the sword hit, a blinding light flashed. A loud sound exploded into the air, followed by a handful of clinking sounds.

When everyone regained their sight, the sword had broken exactly in half. Fornost was holding one half of the sword, the other half lay on the ground, surrounded by a few small objects: a few rings, a jewel, and some scrolls. Fornost directed a smile at the travellers as he bent over to examine the items.

04/06/2005 4:53 PM

She stood there as if nothing had ocurred, she had already seen powers beyond her own control, then she thought of Vincent and Damien, the two of them sacrificed themselves, mostly Damien who had saved her, from her father and mostly her from herself. She saw the broken sword and thought she might be able to fix it.

"Fornost, I might be able to fix the sword for battle, "She examined it closely, "I am a blacksmith"

04/06/2005 8:11 PM

Seth looked at the busted sword and trinkets. Interesting. He had seen similar tricks but it surprised him every time.


Seth gestured to the barrels which floated infront of him.

"Stick a fuse in these and throw em at an orc. Or eighty. It'll kill and maim left right or center. Now I'm going to go check on the defences, if you dont mind."

Seth gave another kurt nod and left to pester the watchmen.

04/07/2005 10:15 PM

Fornost gave Namiko another smile as he crouched over the various items. He watched the merchant walk away.

"The sword was only meant to carry these," he explained as he examined the items and unraveled the scrolls. "It was done just in case it fell in the wrong hands."

He threw one of the enchanted rings at her. "That should help you." He picked up the rest of the items and walked back in the tent.

04/09/2005 11:29 PM

Seth shook his head at the pitiable defence on the cobat exposed wall.

"You couldn't keep a cow out of here, how do you expect to fight off a billion orcs?"

He picked up a twig and drew an intricate log barricade in the dirt.

"We're on the edge of a forest, chop wood and slap it all together like this. If an orc comes at it, he'll have trouble."

Seth went along the wall, drawing the pattern in the dirt as he went. He also gave tips to the watchmen and issued formation orders in case of scouting rushes.

"Keep spread out and fire constantly, orcs wither under heavy fire so if your laying into them with your bows they wont get very far. Stay spread, orcs also dont fight distributed well. They rely on numbers. Use spears."

04/17/2005 11:17 AM

The watchmen were of no use. The drums of war were heard from far off. The orcs had to be quite well prepared to be so confident. The first usual scouts came and were all impaled by arrows.

Fornost stood behind the newly-built wall smiling. He climbed up on a tall tower of wood and examined the approaching forces through the heavy fog. He could see nothing. He placed his hands on the hilts of two of his longswords: one above his right shoulder and the other on his left hip. The forces of the town were well spread out and ready for the battle. He had left the left flank more scarce of men. He was counting on them...

04/17/2005 2:12 PM

Namiko felt the orcs sooner than expected. She felt they were coming from two different ways. She headed to the southern part of the camp to see if she could find something or anyone?

04/18/2005 10:17 PM

Seth stood atop one of the walls. He held a longbow in his hand and was responsible for the death of a few scouts already.

"Wheres the forward attack party?"

Seth knew orcish tactics and these didnt match, usually there was a scout, then a surge, then a solid swamping. But the orcs just sent scout after scout after scout.

"Keep your eyes out for any signs of movement, these guys are pulling something. I wonder who their new chieftan is?"

Seth loosed another arrow, offing an orcish scout. He was nervous now.

04/19/2005 11:28 PM

(OOC: :P Ah, Black Plague, I see you haven't slaughtered my entire orc force yet.)

Fornost examined the mercenary closely. "You're right. I think they're trying to draw our attention in a certain direction. Look out for something unusual." If the orcs were trying to attack from the High Forest itself, they had only one hope...

"Ah, Here are our guests! I see an orc band back there. Let the archers do their job," he said calmly. He yeled out an order and pointed at a general direction. Arrow feathers whistled in the wind. He pulled two of his longswords out of their sheaths. As they slid out, they made a satisfying metallic noise. One of them had a strange blue glow, and the other, as soon as it was pulled out, burst into flames which licked the blade but didn't come close to his hands. Fornost smiled.

04/20/2005 6:22 PM

(OOC: Hey, I aint god, I'm just a little strong. You should see battle at dreaded heaven.)

Seth fired his own arrows out at the band of orcs. He didnt like it, it reeked of something orcish. He took a deep breath and fired another arrow. This wasn't right.

"I'm going to go check forest side. Luck in battle. Should it find you."

Seth dropped to the ground and headed across the camp quickly.

04/24/2005 6:26 PM

Fornost nodded in dismissal to Seth. The orcs were now approaching the walls. If this was the distraction, Fornost didn't want to think of what the main force was like. He jumped off the hastily-made wall, ready to pierce the heart of the murderous creatures. The orcs around him retreated in fear as they saw his swords wave forward willing to cut and burn.

From far away, a robed man, watched the battle begin to unravel. The orcs wouldn't attack him. The fog seemed to thicken making Fornost seem like a dancing shadow holding one blue and one red light in either hand. The man smirked at the slaughter. Seeing Seth run off in the direction of the trees, he began to follow him, keeping to the shadows, and occasionally letting the mercenary catch glimpses of him once in a while. The plan was slowly growing to perfection.

04/27/2005 7:27 AM

Seth ignored the man following him. He heard shouts from the wall and wantedto reach it. He jumped up onto it and looked at the seething mass of orcs.

"Oh this is bad."

He drew his sword.

05/01/2005 11:14 AM

Fornost couldn't stand the suspense. The orcs had kept coming in small groups. They had to be attacking from another location: the High Forest. It now all depended in the choice of an elven leader. They had to do something!

Fornost spotted the commander and explaind him his plan. The commander began to yell out some orders, and the soldiers came closer to acertain spot on the wall. When the latest orc force was dealt with, Fornost thought the time right and pointed his sword upwards and forward with a battle cry.

The warriors jumped off the wall, and marched into the field. They met little orc resistance as they began to change the formation into a line. The commander exclaimed another order and they changed direction. They kept marching in the direction of the High Forest. Fornost broke off the main force; him and a few warriors would quickly scan the field in that area to make sure they wouldn't be attacked from behind.

05/01/2005 12:21 PM

Namiko snapped out of a transe she was on and realized the orcs were attacking. She took a sword and daggers and headed to the battle field where she found Lord Fornost and she ran over to him.

"Lord Fornost, I'm sorry I wasn't here to help", she looked down, "Let me handle the orcs in the High Forest"

05/11/2005 1:46 AM

Fornost's alert ears heard Namiko approach, and her soft voice offering help.

"I'll only let you help if you promise to simply call me Fornost," he replied, never taking his eyes off the fog covering the field ahead. This was gonna take a while. He turned his head for half a second to give Namiko a smile "Simply follow the marching force, I'll join ye in but a few minutes." He pulled out another longsword with a soft blue hue, shething the flaming blade. He ran off, disappearing in the heavy morning fog, using the blue lights of his blade to aid his eyes.

Suddenly, an idea came to him. He pulled out the small enchanted gem that had come with the sword. A grin grew slowly on his face.

05/11/2005 12:44 PM

"Alright Fornost", Namiko knew something Fornost didn't, by being Grantz daughter she had discovered a new ability, she could burn a couple of orcs but that wasn't gonna be enough but certainly enough to hold them off until they had a plan

05/12/2005 7:10 PM

Seth had been violently killing orcs for a while now and their blackish blood was beginning to slow him as it soaked into his robe. Hi sword and arms were Black, his entire body was. A flash of yellow light would blast from him occasionally, smiting an orc dead or burning five at a time, but mostly he just killed and killed and killed.

05/13/2005 4:07 PM

Namiko took all the daggers she had left and took an arrow she found on the plain to shoot ten orcs. She didn't know where all her strenght was coming from but all sheknew was that she had to kill the orcs all all costs

05/13/2005 10:02 PM

The jewel shone in glee as Fornost said the trigger words. He had thought it a weak instrument when first he was explained of its functions by the wizard who inspected the items that had come from the broken sword. He knew enough of the Arts to recognize the Ray of Enfeeblement as a basic spell, and one that wouldn't be very ovwerwhelming against the orc force, but now, it would prove coincidently, very helpful! The hand of the Seer had to be in it.

Fornost's smile only widened as light jumped from the jewel aimed at any creatures of evil intent in a wide range around him. He could see all the orcs around him. His twin blades went swiftly to work.

Not to far off, the man who watched Seth fight was amazed at the appearance of a woman. Nay, a girl! And how she fought; she peeked his interest. Then, he felt the tingle of magic. weighing his morals and self, trying to decide him evil. He smiled, knowing that even if the spell labeled him "evil" the mask he wore would protect him. A mask divided in half down the middle: half black, half white.

05/15/2005 4:00 PM

Namiko then drew her sword and attacked at full force to the remaining orcs, she had truly changed and the mark on her arms burned her sleeves showing a mark with the sign of dragons on her skin, she was now truly bloodthristy

05/15/2005 4:46 PM

Seth looked unbelievingly at Namiko. She had gone insane. Seth shook his headf and returned to killing orcs. One particularily upity shaman threw him with a pulse of magic. Seth sprang up only to notice a man with a weird two-tone mask. He shrugged and returned to the fight.

05/16/2005 12:38 PM

Namiko notices the two-faced man, she decided to go after him.

"He is different", she said to herself but was willing to attack.

05/17/2005 5:23 PM

The masked spectator was observing the merchant fight in a graceful dance of death. Mesmerized by the skilled warrior, he didn't notice the blood-thirsty girl walking his way. When he realized he was a target, he almost run from the daggers soaked in orc-blood, but remembered that he had to get the interest of the adventurers. He forced himself to calmly, slowly walk away from the girl, as he prepared a spell from under the black cloak that covered him.

With his mind, he placed the portal directly behind himself. He stepped into it and slowed down his pace, hoping the girl would be to focused on catching him to notice the portal. Also, hoping the merchant would follow the girl into the portal. They could both be useful to the Cult...

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Fornost had killed all the orcs behind the main force. About a dozen surprised, scattered orcs had been an easy enough task. He turned back to the marching army, which was undoubtedly now in the heat of the battle.

Indeed they were, by the time Fornost reached them. He switched one of his twin swords for the flaming blade, much more suited for war. He swore aloud as he noticed more orcs coming from far away, shadows in the gray fog. Soon after, he realized there were too many, too many for their force to fight.

05/18/2005 5:15 PM

Namiko's attempt to attack was useless, it seemed as if Gratz pulled her away and she went back to normal not knowing where she was. Until she saw an orc trying to attack her.

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