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Kalia_Majere
09/01/2001 6:35 PM

Kynia stopped and listened intently. Kyel lowered his head so that his nose touched her shoulder. The powerful, white stallion nickered
softly as his deep, rich voice filled her mind. //What is wrong?// he asked his bright blue eyes even with her Sapphire ones.

Kynia shook her head and consulted her map again. The map indicated that the item that she was searching for was about two days ride
from her present position. The item she was searching for was a magical relic, one that could help free her people fromt the evil that had
consumed her land, a land that was three months sail from the eastern shores of ansalon.

The powerful relic that she was searching for was a small crystal vial containing one single drop of blood from the God of light, the Platinum
Dragon. Paladine. that single drop could free her people and clense that land. she shook her head again and deftly lept up into Kyel's
saddle. Kyel pranced, and waved his silvery tail like a flag before trotting forward.

She allowed the reins to rest upon his back, allowing her companion to pick his way through the dense undergrowth of the forest. Kyel eyed
his chosen and contintinued forward.

"I just don't know if I can do this alone....." she whispered softly.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/02/2001 10:04 AM

Bertun had been traveling for 2 days with no success. He had hope his young apprentice would change his mind and come back to his school. He realized now that his young apprentice had set out on his own and it would be a while if ever when they would meet again. "I shouldnt have been so harsh. Now he has gone off somewhere with little knowledge of the world around him." Resigned to the fact that his search had been in vain he set about returning home to his small village and continue his teaching when he came across a woman and a beautiful white stallion.

Seeing that she was alone he decided to at least see if she needed some directions or maybe even a coin or 2. "Excuse me but I couldnt help but notice that you were alone out here, is there something I could help you with?"The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/02/2001 12:04 PM

Kynia looked up. She sighed and nodded....She patted Kyel gently and slid off of the saddle. (Which was nothing more than some thick blankets.)

"Well, we could use a place to sleep for the night....where is the nearest villiage?"Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/02/2001 5:04 PM

"I think there is a village about half a days march. Are you in some kind of trouble?"The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/02/2001 5:09 PM

Kynia wearily shook her head. "no nothing like that...I am searching for the temple of Gilean....
Deep within it is a magical relic that could help me and my sister free our people...Kyel and I have been
traveling for days...We could use a good night's rest before we continue...we still have a few more
days worth of travel...if you would like...you may join us..."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/04/2001 6:14 AM

"The temple of Gilean! Of course I will join you." The red robed mage had always wanted to get away from his village and now was the chance, he just hoped his students would understand besides he left them in good hands. Though he had passed the test and was a teacher of the magic Bertun was not very powerful. He had been in search of a young mage who had great power that needed to be tutored and unleashed. Bertun thought that through helping that young mage he could feel powerful by teaching one who would grow into greatness. However the mage had run away on his own to find his destiny.

"I know a friend in the village a half a days travel from here we can rest there."The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/04/2001 6:23 AM

Kynia nodded, grateful for the company and for the help. "what I search for will not be easy...it will be well guarded, Gilean would not want such a powerful relic to land in the wrong hands."

they walked together in comfortable silence for a bit when Kynia looked at Kyel oddly as if she where hearing something that the mage could not. She blushed and ducked her head.

"Forgive me for being rude... I am KyniaStarr, and this is Kyel...my friend and companion..." She said softly as Kyel nosed between them.

In the Mages mind he heard a deep rich voice. //I am pleased to meet you mage...I am hoping that you be of help to us in this trying test...// The stallion raised his head, and locked his unusual Blue eyes to the Mages own. Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/04/2001 7:00 AM

Hearing the voice Bertun was momentarily startled. "I have the pleasure of assist the both of you. Though I am not very strong in magic I am a pretty good fighter even though I am now 35." Bertun actually was an exceptional fighter having been in many wars in his young days he had been forced to split time between swordplay and learning magic which was his true love, he had become an expert swordsman and almost as good as an elf with the bow, his magic however did not develope to its fullist because he couldnt devote enough time to it.

Having reached the village Bertun found his friend who was more than willing to give them lodging. "He says we can rest here as long as you like. Now that we are settled may I ask why ou wish to go to the temple. And I would like to know more of your horse er um companion.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/04/2001 8:57 AM

Kynia sighed and began her tale. The tale of her people the Kirioyal a race of Psychosomatic warriors and healers...a race from a land many weeks journey by sea from Ansalon. the tale of the evil that destroyed and enslaved her people.

"none of us knew what the evil was...it had no name, and no face....we where like deer oblivious to the Tiger in the tall grass....The temple holds an ancient relic...from what I have been told, it is a small crystal vial, containing a single drop of blood from the God Paladine...this drop of blood could chase away the evil that grips my land by the throat, and heal the land...but something that powerful is bound to be well guarded."

She paused, as she re-braided her long dark hair. "Kyel is a Companion, that is what we call them...Each of us is chosen, and the Companion chooses us at the time of our birth...He is as intelligent as you or I, maybe even more so...We are not mages, but Psychosomatic warriors, we use the power of our minds, we call it Mind Magic...I was a healer to my people as well as their Princess.....but when the wars broke out I was forced to use my skills to fight as well as to heal."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/04/2001 9:54 AM

OOC: Your magic sounds familiar! LOL....... Where do you get your avatars from????????????????????????? (Seem to always at least mention Taryis, cant help it he is my favorite character though I wont bring him in this story. :0( LOL!

Bertun listened intently as the woman spoke taking everything in. All of a sudden a vision occured to him of all that she had spoken. A flash of a crystal, the sudden overwhelming presence of some evil, and the feeling of helplessness all came to him and then disappeared in a second. Standing dumbfounded for a minute he collected himself and shook his head. "Did you just make me see that?" Seeing that there was a vast importance in helping this girl and her companion he knew for sure that he must go along with her. *Wherever you are Taryis your on your own now..........hope your taking care of yourself.* Feeling resolved in what he was going to do Bertun thought back on what he had just heard and witnessed intently.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/04/2001 5:54 PM

OOC: as far as the avatars go, This one is from Lodoss war....its a pic of Dedlit and Parn in the back ground. I find them all over the internet...I just started to search...like go to Yahoo, and type in Anime Pictures or Dragon Pictures or just Dragons.....

OOC2: as far as Kynia's "Magic" its not magic really its like modern day Psy power...Telekinesis, Telebathy, Empathy, and ESP...and the like...see?

IC: Kynia sighed, she was certain that he would help them. now all she needed was rest. her energy was drained. She lay down, and closed her eyes knowing that she was protected for the moment.

That was when the dreams came...the dreams of her kingdom, of her and her twin finding their parents murdered, and a man dressed in dragon hides, advancing toward them with a bloodied sword drawn. The journey of the twins, their long three month journey to this land, called Ansalon. their parting of ways, Kynia to find possibe items to free their land, and to make allys with the people here. Krystal went on to try to find a sutible Island to be a new home to their people incase that total restoration was impossible...

As the dreams came , she unwittingly broadcast the dreams to Bertun and he saw all that she did.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/05/2001 5:37 AM

OOC: Is this a story for 2 or is noone biting? I think its a good thread.
Some guy named Simon just cut in on my new story thats SUPPOSED to really be background on my Taryis character (he's not really a good writer either). He even had the nerve to say Taryis was insignifigant LOL! Gonna kill his character off this minute!!! LOL! (Just had to tell somebody!)

IC: Bertun woke up in a sweat, "W wa what going on? I must have been dreaming." He couldnt help but shudder at the thought of his dreams that night, a man in dragon garb walking toward him as 2 people lay dead. The feeling of fear and helplesness. *Something is wrong here and I think we my be headed right for it.* Realizing it was just a dream he rolled over and went back to sleep waiting for the woman to summon him in the morning to begin there travel.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/05/2001 10:49 PM

OOC: I don't know...I hope someone does soon.....um...so how old is bertun anyway??

Kynia woke slowly and reached out to Kyel. His response was immediate. //Ready to leave?// he asked softly //soon...breakfast first...// she sent back.

She got up and dressed, choosing a white silk tunic, and pale tan leather breeches, and heavly soled riding boots that reached her knees, made of dark brown sweade she washed her face and checked her sword. she packed and slung the pack over her shoulder.

She knocked on Bertun's door and called out. "I'll be downstairs, waiting...maybe we can get breakfast too..."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/06/2001 6:12 AM

OOC: Bertun is 35 at this time. The teacher of Taryis, good fighter but not to good with magic (average at best.).

Bertun was already awake when kynia knocked at his door. Making sure he had his spellbook he gathered his things and went downstairs to begin what would be a long journey.

After having finished his quick breakfast which consisted of fruits and a glass of water Bertun felt refreshed, trying to block out the memory of those strange dreams he directed his attention towards kynia. "So what is our first course of action? You do know of course it will be very difficult to retrieve what it is you seek without more help. But I am willing to help, I have sat in complacency too long." The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Mirror
09/06/2001 11:48 AM

The bushes around the house where the two had spent their night rustled softly. A head poked out of the top of them, and then ducked back down into it's hiding place. Suddenly, the bush sneezed, while another bush that stood next to it begna to tell it's comapion off with hard, harsh whispers.
"You little.........ARRGGGHHH..........how many times have I told you to be quiet when we're staking out a place like this?!!?!!"
"I'm sorry, Tempest, but this bush is prickly, and the leaves tickle my nose. It reminds me of the time I came across that group of cuircus gully dwarves. All they could do was tickle each other with large feathers. It was actually quite entertaining! Especially when the leader of the troup, Logg i think his name was..................."
"SHUT UP!!!!!!" the first bush screamed, and a tall human woman dressed in furs and feathers stood up from her hiding place and stomped off towards the house. This barbarian woman was obviously not in a good mood, and her mood was not made any better when her kender companion began to follow her.
"Wow, is it time to get to work now Tempest?" The kender chattered, his bright green leggings clashing terribly with his orange and yellow plaid shirt and sheepskin waistcoat, his pouches bouncing around his waist as he skipped after the barbarian and his topknot continually falling in front of his eyes. On one such occasion, when he was totally blinded by his topknot, he accidently whacked the plains woman in the shin.
"AAAARRGGGGGGGGHHHHH! In the name of Fizban, Clarence, why don't you look where you are going?!!?!!!" Tempest pulled up her legging to inspect the damage. "I'm going to have a really big bruise on there now, thanks to you!!! I hope your happy now!!!!" Tempest fumed, pointing vigoursly to her wounded shin, and waving her other arm about in the air to try and emphasise her point. "You know, Clarence, sometimes I really wonder why I let you come with me!!"
"It's because I am a master lockpick!! Why, i was taught by the great Tasselhoff himslef, along with my two friends Slingshot and Lipsmack. Did I ever tell you about the first time all three of us met?" Clarence said happily, inspecting tempests shin closely, and poking it with his index finger.
"Yes you did and-ow, stop doing that!-how do you think we are ever going to make our fortune as master theives if you always makeso much noise whenever we stake out a place?!" The 19 year old plainswoman said indignantly as she pulled her trouser leg down and stamped her foot into the dust on the ground.
Suddenly, she heared a noise behind her, and turned to see a mage, a young woman and a large, whit horse looking at her and the kender. She took a large gulp and hoped the ground would open up and swallow her. The kender, Clarence Thistleweight, skipped off to introduce himself, which made the plainswoman wish even more that the world would swallow her up. She waited to see what the response would be to their presence there..............................Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

darknessfalls
09/06/2001 10:08 PM

That damned knight is good, Blade thought to himself as he parried another strike. Blade was a knight of Solamnia who had been searching Krynn for a reason to live. He was six feet tall with a muscular build and long blond hair pulled tightly together behind his back. His eyes were bright blue and as deep as the seas of Krynn. While travelling through this village he noticed a Knight of Takhisis killing and plundering nearly every house he deemed to enter. When he approached the knight a fight ensued and thats where hes been stuck for the past half hour. Blade ducked anothr slash which could have decapitated him. Out of the corner of his eye he noticed four people around a nearby building. "Keep back," he shouted to the group when they looked in his direction. Blade parried another jab and saw his opening. He jabbed with all his remaining strength and stabbed the dark knight through his leg. The knight screamed in pain, and Blade swung his sword again to disarm the knight. Just as he disarmed him the city guardsmen approached.

"He is all yours, I hope justice sees you rot in the abyss for you crimes." Blade then sank down to his knees on the grass, he then noticed a large gash on his side which was bleeding badly. "This could be the cause of my weariness." He then slumped to the ground.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Mirror
09/06/2001 11:24 PM

"Hey, look over there Tempest!!!!" Clarence Thistleweight yelled at the top of his litle squeaky voice! He tugged on Tempsets arm, but the barbarian eventually broke away from him, and watched as the small kender, a blur of bright green and orange and yellow plaid, ran off in the direction he had pointed. Due to a kender's eyesight being better than that of a humans, she had no idea what her kender friend was on about. She gave a big sigh, appologised to the mage, young woman and her horse (why was she appologising to a horse?!!?!!!) and ran off in search of the little imp.
When she came upon him, she saw a knight of Solamnia laying passed out on the ground. he had a terrible gash on his side, and a large pool of blood had already congealed underneath him. Clarence was busy trying to shake the Knight awake, a very worried look on his child like face.
"Mr Knight Sir," Clarence persisted, "Please wake up. You can have a look in my pouches if you want to!" with that said he immeadeatly sat down on the ground and began to empty out his pouches.
Tempest looked at the knight and all the blood drained from her face. She had to help him! She tore a long piece of cloth off of her cloak and tried to wrap it around the wound, totally unsuccessfully. She was beginging to panic, and her only hope were the others that she had left back at the house. She stood up and began to wave her arms in the hopes that the others would see her.
"HELP HELP US OVER HERE!!!!!!!!!!!" she screamed at the top of her voice. "Please, Fizban, please let them see me?!!! she said, returning back to the side of the wounded Knight and allpying pressure to his side.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Mertonius
09/06/2001 11:38 PM

"Hmmm....What is happening here?"

A man, clad in outlandish clothes, strode out of the bushes some paces off to the groups right. He wore a strange white, loose upper shirt with buttons on one side. He wore slack, balck pants. A strange long blade hung from his side...

Upon seeing the wounded fighter, the man reacted by rushing the knight. His eyes gleamed as he came upon the Dark Knight...

A flash... everything suddenly went dark...

The stranger who attacked the Dark Knight stood some distance away from the knight. He was wiping his strange long blade with a piece of cloth.

The Dark Knight collapsed, his armored body was cut at 30 different places...

"The way of the blade. The one true strike. Hiryuu no Tsume. The Dragon's Claw"

[Edited by Mertonius on Thursday, September 6, 2001 11:45 PM]

Mirror
09/06/2001 11:50 PM

Tempest looked at the newcommer and relief sperad over her face. "Oh, sir, can you help us!!! I fear that this man is dying, and i posess no healing or clerical powers to help him. Please can you help us?" she begged.
Clarence was more interested in the strange sword that hung at the man's waist. "Hey, what kind of sword is that? Have you killed lots of badguys with it? Have you had lot's of duels? I was challenged to a duel once, by my friend Slingshot. It was a lot of fun, did I ever tell you that story? No, of course I didn't, I've only just met you. Shall I tell you about it now? It was a bright sunny day and Slingshot and I had.............."
"Oh Clarence SHUT UP!!!!!!!! This man is dying here! Please sir, can you help us?!!!" Tempest pleaded.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
09/07/2001 1:23 AM

Kynia froze at the sounds of the Scream. Kyel Brought his head up sharply and kneeled so that Kynia could leap up easily. Kyel Bolted, rounded the corner and Kynia slid off his back to run up to the Barbarian woman and the Kender. There lying wounded on the ground, she saw the knight...instantly she fell to her knees beside him.

//Kyel, what to you think...with your strength too, I shoud be able to help right??// she mind spoke to him

Kyel nised in, tying to get a good look at the knight. The white stallion bobbed his head, and tossed his mane. //yes, with my help...you shouldn't suffer permanantly....//

Kynia nodded and layed her hands upon the knight. Her mind focused inwar, and through her hands, to the wound. She could feel the sluggesh movement of blood, hear it and even taste it. Her mind spun and directed the flow of blood, platelets and antibodies. Her heart beat in time with his, giving the knight strength. She directed the cells and healed the wound till nothing remained of it but smooth skin, and a scar.

As the goup watched, the wound dissapeared, only to have Kynia pass out from the exertion. Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/07/2001 5:52 AM

Momentarily taken aback by the commotion Bertun was shocked to see the young woman heal the night. Watching her pass out he quikly grabbed her before she fell. "W What happened?" Was all he could say. For some reason he knew the horse could explain *He already has spoken to me once, might as well try it again.* "Is she all right?" Not caring that the others might think he was crazy for talking to a horse he waited to see if she was ok.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Mertonius
09/07/2001 7:01 AM

The man muttered something in a strange language, then helped the passed out woman and carried her to a safe corner. He pulled out a vial with a strange concoction which he wasted against her nostrils.

"This is spirits of hartshorn (ammonia). It would awaken her."

He silently adjusted his sword, a long curved one edged blade of steel of such quality never seen on this world.
(OOC: There is no sword of any nation that can compare to the quality of a true Japanese blade. :) ) I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Mirror
09/07/2001 10:57 AM

Clarence was exicted beyond belief. "WOW!!!!! Tempest, did you just see what happened!!!! That lady and her horse healed the knight, and now the lady has fainted and the mage is talking to the horse, which I guess is a bit strange! Hey Mister mage sir, does that horse really talk? I've never met a talking horse before!!! Doyouthinkhe'lltalktomeifI'mreallynicetohim?" Clarence said, faster than an excited gnome. Clarence always acted this way when totally and utterly amazed at something. He suddenly found that he had used up too much air while he was talking and began to feel dizzy. he sat down and began to take long gulps of air to try and right himslef again.

Tempest was just as shocked as the kender. The difference being that when she became shocked, she became silent. She looked from the young woman, to the horse, to the mage, to the man with the strange sword and finally to the knight. She looked at the spot where the wound had been and could not believe that only a few seconds ago that man had been dying from a fatal wound. She looked down at her hands and saw that they were covered in congeling blood from the solamnic, so she knew she couldn't be dreaming. She looked up at the horse again, and asked it the same question, knowing instinctvely that it could talk. "Is she alright?"Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
09/07/2001 1:57 PM

Kyel tossed his head, and actually nodded...then within their minds, the group heard a deep rich voice.

//She will be fine...her power is derived from her own strength, hers and mine. A wound that greivious, would've killed her if she tried to heal it alone. For now, she just needs to rest...// Kyel turned his blue eyes towards each of them...as each realised that his eyes where surprisingly human-like.

Kynia stirred and raised her hand to her head. Her sapphire blue eyes opened, and instinctively she looked to Kyel. She nodded once and smiled, then closed her eyes again.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/07/2001 2:57 PM

Blade slowly rose from the ground as the horses voice penetrated his mind. He made his way over to Kynia and the new stranger that had arrived. "Will she be ok," he asked in a shaky voice, "she saved my life and I owe her my life in return." Blade sank down to one knee and kissed her on her hand.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Mirror
09/08/2001 1:24 PM

When Clarence heard the voice of the horse in his head, it stunned him. A stunned kender is a rare sight, and had his companions been less absorbed with the fate of the young woman, they would have marked this as a rare sight. As it was, they were not paying any attention to him in the slightest, which did not bother Clarence for he was sitting crossed legged on the floor concentrating hard at the horse, one eye squinted and the other wide open, one eye brow a lot higher than the other. He was going for a wise and worldly look, but only ended up looking like he was having some kind of seizure. Clarence continued to sit there concentrating at the horse, trying his hardest to mind talk with it.
Tempest crouched down by the side of the young woman and the knight. She put one hand on the Solamnic's shoulder, and the other went to the womans fore head. She did not feel like she was running a fever, which was a good sign. "Perhaps it would be better if we took her inside for a rest. It looks like she could do with it?" Tempest said to the men surrounding her.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
09/09/2001 9:41 PM

Once inside, Kynia woke. she looked around as she sat up. "Is he ok??" she asked and winced at the sound of her own voice. Her stomach then gave its opinion...Loudly..

Embarassed, Kynia blushed and looked away.. "This always happens after a healing..." she murmered sheepishly, averting her Sapphire eyes.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Mirror
09/10/2001 11:18 AM

Clarance was glad that his new frind was feeling a bit better. He jumped up onto the bed and landed with a plop on his bottom just inches from Kynia's head. "Oh, don't worry about that funny gurgling noise that you stomach was making, mine does that all the time, although there was a time when it didn't!!!! Did I tell you the story about how I became the ringmaster of a gully dwarf circus? Well, we did have some fun, but they were terrible cooks!!!!!! From the moment I tasted their food my stomach has made the same noise yours just did, and it does it as regular as clock work now! It's amazing, you could run your day by my rumblings, and I quite often do actually. That way ............"
Tempest grabbed hold of Clarence's arm and pulled him roughly off the bed. "Clarence!" she said in her sternest voice, "You shouldn't talk so much to Kynia, especially when she is trying to rest. Why don't you go and talk to the horse again?" she suggested, and with that, Clarence skipped off to find the stallion.
Tempest sighed as she watched the kender scamper off and then turned to Kynia. "You were brilliant! I don't think this knight would have survived had you not come along! You have a most wonderful gift!" she said. "Now," Tempest switched into mother mode, " Is there anything I can get you at all, just name it and I'll get it. Y'know, it's important that you get your strength back! Why don't I make you some broth?" She turned to the black robe, "Hey, where do you keep your pot's and pans?" she asked.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

darknessfalls
09/11/2001 11:58 AM

Blade made his way into the small room, and when he saw the woman talking to the kender and the plainswoman a great wave of relief washed over his face. "Thank the gods you are alive, you saved my life and I would not be able to travel on if I couldnt give my life in return." He walked up to the woman and gently cradled her hand in his own. "My name is Blade Sharpsword, and I am yours until the day I die. For your selfless act to save me my life is the least that I owe you." He then pulled her hand slowly up to his lips and gently kissed it before laying it back down on the bed.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Ontarys
09/11/2001 3:59 PM

"I am glad that will both be alright. That was very dangrous for the woman to do that. Guess we'll be resting here for a while."The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/15/2001 10:51 PM

Kynia sighed, Her Sapphire eyes troubled. "yes, unfortunatly, we will have to wait till tomorrow morn to leave..." she looked to the knight and bowed her head. "I am glad that you are well...and please...there is no reason to thank me...in my lands, this is what i do, this is my gift, and my duty to use it..." she smiled softly

"All I ask of you is help. I am on a journey to save my land...From an evil that has no face, and evil that all but destroyed my lands, and enslaved my people....what I plan to do will not be easy..the only way, is to retrieve a relic from Gilean's temple...but the item is so sacred, it will not be easy to find..." she stopped, searching the group with pleading eyes.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/16/2001 9:18 PM

"My lady, it will be my pleasure to accompany you on your quest. I will protect you with my life, for you have spared mine." Blade waited by Kynia's side at the bed not wanting her to leave his sight, he said he would protect her, and now he felt as if he was her bodyguard. Never had he seen a woman of such beauty, and he owed her so much even though he had just met her. Blade was falling for this woman, but he did not want to accept it, the Oath and the Measure that he was bound by decreed that his honor came before his personal wants. He would help her in her quest, wherever it took him.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
09/16/2001 11:36 PM

Kynia noticed the glance from the knight as he set up vigilance by her side, and blushed. She smiled, and wondered, what her sister would say about him...

Kyel broke into her thoughts. //Krystal!? what about me??//he asked hurt that she had not thought of him first.

//Im sorry Kyell...forgive me...im still tired. Keep guard outside ok??//

Kynia smiled once again at the group, and sighed.

"Thank you all...we will leave in the morning...for now I must rest...."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Mirror
09/17/2001 11:14 AM

Tempest looked at the tired woman and nodded once. "Yes, you must rest, that is for certain! You will need all your strength if we are going on this quest tomorrow!" She noticed the look of surprise in Kynia's eyes, for Tempest had not said that she was deffinatly going along. "Well, " Tempest began as if in explanation, "What would you do without us? Me and Clarance here are master theives after all," she boasted, gesturing to a kender that was not there. Tempest cursed under her breath and went looking for the kender. "Clarance, where are you?!"



Clarence was bored.
When he realised that the horse did not want to talk to him, he had got bored. He tried ever so hard to do what Tempest had always told him ("Be quiet and don't move!!!"), but that was just sooooooo boring! Suddenly, he noticed a locked door out of the corner of his eye. He skittered up to it and looked at the heavy oaken door. "Well," he mumbled to himself, "This must be that black robes spell room or something like that! I bet that there's a lot of stuff in there we would need to take with us if we went with that lady. I better just take a look inside and take him things he might need." With that reasoned out in his mind, he set about picking the lock with his specially designed lockpicks, which actually looked the same as every other set of lockpicks that were ever given to a kender, but his Father had told him they were special, so they must have been special! He heard a satisfying click and the door opened.
"Silly mage, fancy locking a door when you need to get supplies out of it!" Clarance murmerd as he pushed the door aside and went into the room.
The kenders eyes were instantly drawn to a large crystal pyramid that hung sort of suspended in mid air above a small table. As the light from the open window bounced onto it, Clarence noticed that it changed colours. One moment it was purple, then it was red, then green, then orange then..........
It was startinbg to make the kender a bit dizzy looking at it like that, so he thought he'd stop and look at something else. He tried to look away, really he did, but somehow his eyes just kept going back to the pyramid again and again. Suddenly, without quite realising how he had got there, he found himself pressing his nose up against it.
"Y'know, theat wizard is really silly to leave such a beautiful thing in here. It could get lost or stolen or broken or anything! I think I'll just take it back to him....." The kender reached out his small hands to grab hold of the pyramid when suddenly there was a loud pop, and the sound of Clarance screeching at the top of his tiny kender lungs.



Tempest heard the scream and recognised it instantly as belonging to the Kender. She turned to the black robe.
"I have a feeling that Clarence might have found your study. There's nothing in there that could harm him, is there?" Without waiting for an answer she followed the sound of the scream and came upon the room with the pyramid. She looked at the pyramid, and as it changed colour, she noticeed something inside the crystal. She walked up closer to it an saw the kender frantically banging on the inside of the pyramid wanting to be let out. It looked like he was yelling something aswell, but the crystal was too thick and Tempest could not make out the words. The plainswoman turned to the mage who was at her side by now. "Can you get Clarance out of there, Master mage?" she pleaded.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Ontarys
09/17/2001 12:50 PM

Knowing that the kender would probably want to do it all over again Bertun could do nothing but smile. "Be careful with the holdings of a black robe!"The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

darknessfalls
09/17/2001 8:59 PM

Blade stood by her side, not wanting to fall asleep for fear that she might leave him behind. He pulled a chair up next to her bed and stood guard throughout the night while she slept. Losing sleep was no new thing for him, being a knight he was used to guard duty and only needed an hour of rest to be fully alert. Tomorrow they would leave and he knew that this journey would be perilous, but he could not fail her. Yes, he was falling for her, but she could not learn this for fear that she would leave him behind. He was confused about his future for the first time in his life.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Mirror
09/18/2001 11:13 AM

Tempest grabbed Clarance roughly by the arm and pulled him off to one side.
"Look, you want them to let us go along with them don't you?"

Clarance nodded hard in the affirmative

"Then I think you should try and behave yourself a bit more! We can't possibly be expected to be welcome if all you do is get us into scrapes!" Tempest said, totally exasperated for having to tell him the upteenth time!!!!

Clarence loked at the barbarian, a downcast look on his small child like face. "I'm sorry Tempest, I'll try real hard from now on, Promise!"

Tempest studied the kender hard for a moment. She could not stay angry at the kender, especially when she had been so worried about him. She grabbed hold of him and hugged him tightly. "You silly little thing! I was really worried about you back there!!!! What would have happened if we had not been able to get you out of there?! How about we try and get some sleep now, so we're ready for tomorrow?" she said

Clarance looked at her again and nodded, his frown starting to turn upside down slightly through the show of affection. The two made their beds next to each other next to Kyel, the kender resting his head on the great animal's torso. Clarance thanked the horse quickly before instantly falling asleep. I takes a lot out of a kender, you know, getting trapped in pyramids and all............Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
09/19/2001 8:04 PM

The next day---Dawn.


Kyel whikered softly and nudged Clarance and Tempest gently. Kynia was already awake and was packing the light saddle bags, and fixing the silver halter and lead reins. to anyone who would inspect her tack, they would notice that there was no bit to kyel's bridle, and the saddle was nothing more than shaped leather...not very heavy.

"oh...you're awake...are you ready to leave? I've got to go and wake everyone else." Kynia smiled and went to check on the rest.

once inside, she woke her friends, the red robe and the knight, blade. she smiled gently at the fomer and blushed as she smiled at the latter.

"come on...time to go...."may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/20/2001 5:50 AM

"I am ready. Do you think we have enough food for this journey?"

Bertun was excited he had been secluded in his small village all his life. He had grown tired of teaching magic to ones who didnt truly want to learn or had the courage to take the test. He was finally starting to feel free and he could keep his mind from worrying about the student that ran away, he had no time for guilt now.
Looking at the knight, he knew if danger ever came about that he had a knight to fight with and that made him feel more secure of the safety of himself as well as the others. Thinking to himself *we have a hard road before us.*
The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/20/2001 5:55 PM

Kynia smiled. "we should...if not Kyel and I can hunt...we should be fine."

She turned and walked back outside, she could sense bertun's unease...and fear. Fear was one thing that she couldn't afford just yet...if she was to be scared off without even trying....Kynia shook her head, trying to break off that train of thought...her duty was to her people....if she failed...the hundreds that remainded of her people would be lost to the evil that strangled her land.

She double checked her saddle bags and huged Kyel tightly.

may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/20/2001 9:28 PM

Blade followed Kynia to the stables where his horse awaited him. Seclude was his name and he was a fearsome animal. He was larger than normal horses being a wild horse, his black clean coat made him a beautiful animal, but those that approached him without his concent learned the truth. Seclude only allowed Blade on him, and he attacked any other that tried (the stable boy has a welt on his head to prove this). Blade walked up to his friend and fed him a carrot before climbing on his back. The horse carried no saddle or other accomodations for his rider, Blade felt that he could carry his own packs and Seclude hated wearing a saddle.

"I am ready to depart whenever you are Kynia." Kynia then looked at him causing him to blush a bit. Seeing her smiling face in this perilous time made all his worries vanish. "Are the others ready yet?"You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
09/20/2001 9:38 PM

Kynia smiled and Lept up onto Kyel's back. Kyel pranced proudly, waving his silver/white tail like a flag.

Kynia patted him gently and walked him outside. "Bertun is ready...Im just waiting on Carance and Tempest. then we can leave..."

Kyel accepted kynia's offer of a lump of sugar and wickered softly, turning his large blue eyes Blade's way.

//If you hope to love her, young knight, do not hide your feelings from her...to hide them is the same as lying to her...she knows your feelings...she likes you too....// Kyel sent, blocking the sending from Kynia, who noticed it right away.

//what did you say to him?// she asked kyel silently. When he refused to answer, she turned to Blade.

"what did he say to you???" she asked, puzzled. She locked her Sapphire eyes on his and reached over, petting his so called wild stallion with ease. The black stallion didn't even flinch... in her mind, she soothed the wild one whispering to him in hushed tones.

"well??"may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

Mirror
09/20/2001 11:54 PM

Tempest strecthed and yawned. She could not believe what a good night's sleep she had just had. She grinned at Kyel, Kynia and Blade, knowing full well what had passed between the horse and the knight. She ran her fingers through her shoulder length brown hair and re adjusted the feathers that were braided into it. She then looked at Clarance, who, despite being woken once already had fallen asleep again! Just like the kender! she thought to herself, when you want him to sleep he says he is not tired, and when you want him to wake up you'd need to put a draconian armed with a poioned spear under him! She giggled and kicked the kender gently, who immeadeatly woke up.

Clarence streched and yawned and the remembered where he was and what was going to be happening. "Are we going now Tempest? Is it time to start on our adventure? Thatw as a wonderful nights sleep I had, by the way, thankyou for letting me use you as a pillow Kyel! Hey, what's that shiny thing over there?!" Before the kender could go anywhere, tempest grapbbed him by the collar of his wollen waitcoat and gave two shap whistles.

A beautiful, brown mare came galloping out of the woods and nuzzled up against Tempest. "Hello, dear Tsunami, have you missed me?!" The horse nickered gently in reply. "Where is Angus?" the plains woman asked the horse. At that momnet, a small white pony with black spots all over it darted out of the same brush that Tsunami had come from. It's face was a picture of fear. Clarance ran up to his pony and tried to calm it down. "What's wrong Angus?" he asked. Just then, two rabbits came bouncing out from the brush, and Angus reared up on his little pony legs and hid behind the kender. Clarance sighed amid giggles from the others. He walked up to the bunnies and shooed them away, the went back over to the pony. "Is that better now Angus?" The pony whinnied in reply and nuzzled against the kender, thanking him for saving him from the evil bunnies. Clarance then shouldered his pack and jumped onto Angus' back, trotting over to stand by the side of Tempest who had already mounted Tsunami.

"Right, are w ready now?!" Tempest asked, a small tinge of fear creeping into her voice.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

darknessfalls
09/21/2001 12:15 AM

Blade was embarrased by the situation. "He asked me where I found such a beautiful animal." He lied to keep Kyel out of trouble. "Listen, Kynia, there is something I must tell you." Just then Tempest and Clarence approached. Not wanting to make his feelings a public matter, Blade shied away. "I will tell you later, it can wait." Being so close to admitting his feelings for her, Blade felt a pain like a sword piercing his heart. He had to tell her now, he could not be distracted on this quest by not knowing how she felt. "On second thought, can we speak somewhere privately for a moment?"You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
09/21/2001 2:10 AM

Kynia looked at him oddly, knowing that he had lied to her about what Kyel said..but she decided not to push the issue. she deftly dismounted and walked outside of the stable, motioning Blade to follow.

Kyel started to follow when Kynia turned and using her mental force, froze him in place. "he said privately!!" she yelled, surprised at her sudden change of mood.

Kyel too was shocked //Chosen??// he questioned plaintively, then hung his head at her silence.

Once outside, Kynia blinked in the morning sun and turned to Blade. "what did he say?? please...don't lie to me again.." she said softly, lowering her eyes.may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/22/2001 1:09 AM

"I am sorry for lieing, but there is something I must tell you, and he was only telling me to state my feelings. Since I first saw you, after you healed me, I havent felt the same. You risked your life to save mine, but that is not the reason I feel this way. Every time I look at you I feel as if all is right in the world and that just being by your side I can accomplish anything. What I am trying to say is...I think I am in love with you. I will travel to the end of the world and back with you if the need be. Even if you cannot return my love, I will forever be by your side as long as you will have me." Blade felt unsure of what Kynia was thinking, and it scared him a little. He had never loved anyone before, but this woman was special. He would never let her down, no matter what the cost. But for the first time in his life he was afraid, afraid of what she would say to him. In a battle it is easy to be without fear. If you are without fear, and you are confident in your abilites, you are almost always rewarded with a victory. But now, for the first time in his life, he was terrified.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
09/22/2001 11:44 AM

Kynia cocked her head slightly listeneing to his words carefully. //Kyel, you brute!!// she sent gently and laughed mentaly. She locked her eyes with Blade's and smiled wanly.

"I must admit, I was wondering just when you would say something." she said her eyes sparkling. "but I wonder if you realize just what you are getting yourself into....I am the Princess of my people...and without any others in our royal Heirarchy, I have little choice between suitors....' she paused, her eyes dark. "yes, I loved you too, from the moment I layed my hands upon you to heal that wound, I knew you...as if I had always known you."may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

Mirror
09/22/2001 12:23 PM

Tempest dismounted Tusnami and gently tip toed over to the door to the stable. She could see the two quite clearly, and had become quite good at lip reading conversations, ever since the moment her hearing had become impared through a squabble with a gully dwarf and a gnome. She stuided the two intently, and then let out a huge sigh, an 'ah bless' look on her face, knowing what had transpired between the two.
Clarance came bounding up behind Tempest, still mounted on Angus. "What's going on Tempest? What are they saying? I wonder if they need someone to interpret for them? I know Kynia comes from somewhere far away, and talking could get quite difficult if I'm not there to help! Come on Angus, lets........." Before the Kender could say the last word, and before the pony could put one hoof in front of the other, Kyel had hold of Angus' tail in his mouth, and Tempest grabbed hold of Clarance by the collar of his woolen waistcoat.
"I don't think they need an interpreter Clarance. I think they're doing quite well on their own!" Tempest said, sighing softly, wishing she had someone in her life she could love, the same ay that Kynia loved Blade. She sighed again and turned back into the barn to tend to Tusnami, making sure that Clarance and Angus followed.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
09/22/2001 10:16 PM

OOC: my Idea is that the Kirioyal (Kynia's people) are decendants between Elves, and a few "renegade" Irdra. Does that sound too farfetched???))may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/22/2001 11:15 PM

(OOC: that sounds good, its not too far fetched. And if it is, too bad, its your thread. :))

Blade was shocked to hear that she felt the same about him, since the moment she healed him he felt a connection to her. "I thank the gods you feel the same, and I understand you are a princess among your people. I will follow you to the depths of the abyss if need be to help you on your quest. And when your quest is over, and only when it is over, we can fully know if it is meant to be." Blade gently took her hand and kissed it. "The others are waiting, we should be on our way. Remember, I will always be here for you." You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Ontarys
09/24/2001 5:30 AM

Bertun was happy to see that though these would be hard times that love had found its way in even the bleakest of times. *They will need that love to draw upon the strength needed to presevere.* Waiting to get on with where they were off to, he made sure his sword was nice and sharp. He ahd been practicing on his skill more later and was quitre proud of himself. *If only I had paid more attention to the magic instead of swordplay, who knows.*The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/27/2001 7:39 PM

OOC: plz....don't let this die!?

BIC: Kynia smiled and mounted Kyel who walked up beside her. "we had better get going. Its getting late and we have a long way to go." She tapped kyel with her heel and he started off at a brisk canter.may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/27/2001 9:56 PM

Blade quickly mounted Seclude and hurried to keep up with Kynia, not wanting her to ever leave his sight. Getting up next to her, his horse kept pace almost too willingly. "How far is the journey from here?" he asked her, not really caring about the answer, he wanted only to talk to her and be in her presence. "I hope the others can keep up, we're traveling kind of quick. I hope the relic is still where you believe it to be, but if it isnt I will travel the world to find it for you." Blade was hopelessly in love with her, but he couldnt let anything distract him. When the journey is over, he may love her with all his heart.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Ontarys
09/28/2001 6:26 AM

OOC: lets get some action :) lol!!! I wanna show off my fighting skills. LOL!The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Mirror
09/28/2001 11:59 AM

Tempest kept Tsunami going along at a canter as Clarance had to keep kicking his little pony to keep up with his barbarian friend. Just then, the kender's keep eyesight picked out something in the distance. smoke was billowing up from everywhere, and he could see the glint of the sun off of clod, hard steel. He gulped as he realised what was up ahead.
"Tempest, Kynia, mercenary party up ahead. I don't think we want to run into these guys from the looks of things......." As they got closer the smoke began to sting the kenders sensitve eyes, and the stench of burning flesh began to fill his even more sensitive nostrils.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
09/29/2001 3:27 AM

OOC: thanx for the help Mirror hon, I really apreciate you adding a bit of somthing here and here...I must admit that I am not that good at inroducing monsters or villians into a story, so if you feel that things are getting too boring, please, any of you...feel free to add something...TY!!! :P :) ;)


BIC: Kyel caught the scent, and a sudden movement off the the left. out of nowhere, a man lept out of the brush, and knocked Kynia off. Kyel reared, and Kynia hit the ground hard. She rolled, favoring her right shoulder.

The man was quickly followed by five more, all brandishing swords....behind the six mercs....stood a single black robed mage, his eyes filled with hunger for an easy kill. Kynia shouted at Kyel, who quickly moved away from the frey. Kynia drew her sword, and uttering a curse in a language that sounded halfway between old elven and Irdra, she lunged at the closest man.may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/29/2001 12:10 PM

"Curses, I thought we would have smooth sailin for a while." Bertun didnt hesitate to unsheath his sword and take the head off one of there attackers. His traing in sword play came in useful all of a sudden. Not regretting the lost study time for magic, he was grateful for his skill with the sword. Getting nearer to Kynia he shouted "Nothing like a little excitment huh?!" Pulling out a few things in his pouch he sprinkled them in an arch causing the closest assailent to fall in a deep sleep. *Wish I was strong enough to just make em all go to sleep.* He turned to protect Kynias back and caught a glimpse of the black robed mage. *Whoa!!!!! I know I cant beat him................The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

darknessfalls
09/29/2001 10:50 PM

Blade quickly lept to the Kynias side as she fell from the horse. One of the mercenaries swung his sword at her. Blade quickly swept his sword down to stop the blow and disarm the man in one move. He then brought his sword down to cleave the mans head in two. "Death to all those who oppose freedom," he shouted. He then stepped into line and met two of the attackers in battle. One was a tall man with dark weathered skin, his face showing many scars as a sign of the battles hes survived. The other was a bit shorter with bulging muscles, but he was clumsy with his sword. Blade parried the two's blows for a minute to learn their techniques. Then he saw his opening. The shorter man brought his sword down towards Blades head. Blade quickly blocked this blow just as the taller man swung his sword at a sideways angle. Blade threw himself to the ground and rolled close to the tall man, he then swung his sword hard at the mans leg cleanly cutting it off. The shorter man, seeing his partners situation, began to retreat behind the mage.

"Crelar, do something." He shouted to the mage.

Just as he said that a bolt of lightning flew from the mages hands into Blades chest. Blade felt searing pain flowing through his body, but he refused to fall. With all his strength he pulled his wits together and began to charge the mage. "You will pay for that mage."You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
10/02/2001 8:02 PM

Kynia's eyes darkened at the sight of the mage attacking Blade. She stood up slowly, facing the mage. Silent, she raised one slender hand, and pushed it palm outward, towards the Mage.

it was if a wave of heat spread before Kynia. the air rippled, and the mercs stumbled and fell, while the Mage fell to his knees, staring at her in jelous awe.

Kyel, charged past the fallen mercs, and pushed his body up to Kynia, giving her support. to all who had looked their way, recieved an odd, double image. the stronger of the two was Kynia clinging to Kyel, as he dooped his head over her shoulder. the fainter, more unreal, was of a young man with silver-white hair, dressed entirely in white. the mans eyes where a brilliant blue, and his skin was tinged slightly bluish. The young Irdra male huged Kynia ferciely. the Irdra looked up to blade and smiled. the Irdra nodded once, and the vision faded. Kyel stood there as they all knew him. Kyel raised his head, and looked to Blade. Kyel bobbed his head once and neighed.may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
10/02/2001 8:48 PM

Blade quickly knocked out the crippled mercenary, to interrogate him later. He rushed to Kynia's side, still slightly shocked at the image of Kyel's true self. "Are you all right?" He asked Kynia. "You do not have to protect me, I can handle mages...because I am also a mage. Knights of Solamnia are fobidden to use magic, but my mother was a white robed mage. When my father died in battle, killed by a black robe, my mother taught me some magic so I could protect myself from magic. If the other knights find out I will be cast out, but as you can see," revealing his chest under the armor which was untouched by the mages spell, "I can handle the brundt of most magic."You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Ontarys
10/03/2001 6:12 AM

Bertun watched with interest what had just happened. Thinking inwardly to himself he thought *I really must study my magic more.*The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

darknessfalls
10/13/2001 10:32 PM

(OOC: come on guys, lets keep this one alive, I like it a bit >:).)You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

starlite4774
10/13/2001 11:03 PM

((OOC:Nice thread you people got going here. Don't let it die. :)))Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

Kalia_Majere
10/14/2001 11:06 PM

Kynia smiled and hugged Blade impulsively. She let go and laughed. "amung my people...the powers of the mind is commonplace...there hasn't been a single Kirioyal born with out them. Magic of all kinds has always been accepted." she paused, and looked back at Kyel.

He has potential, love, he just lacks the training to make it manifest

Kynia looked back to Blade, considering Kyel's words. without saying a thing, Kynia nodded once then turned away. She lept up onto Kyel's back and turn him around.

"lets go...we still have another days' ride till we reach the temple.""If you come here...you'll find me...I promise"

darknessfalls
10/18/2001 11:06 PM

Blade quickly mounted his horse and followed Kynia's lead. "You heard her, lets be on our way. We dont want to be trapped in these woods when night hits with all these bandits around. Lets try to put some distance between us and the rest of their gang." Blade made a quick glance to Kynia, her beauty putting a smile on his face. He pulled his horse next to hers and waited for the others to follow.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
10/19/2001 3:45 AM

The following day passed without any problems. Kynia reined Kyel in as the stood at the foot of the impressive temple...images of both good and evil stood at oppsosite sides of the temple entrance, while the keystone at the archway bore the image of balancing scales. Kynia looked back at the group and dismounted.

Kyel whickered and nudged her hand. becareful love....I cannot go in.... came Kyel's warning....

Kynia smiled at him, and left him to round up the other horses and keep them in relative safety

"alright...lets go...I have no clue where the relic is....but I know that such a powerful item would be heavily guarded.""If you come here...you'll find me...I promise"

starlite4774
10/19/2001 3:21 PM

((OOC: Ooooooo can I be the relic's guard? Gilean and Lunitari are my deites anyway...Balance is all. :)))Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

Kalia_Majere
10/19/2001 11:33 PM

OOC: sure you can Starlite...also...I plan on using Kynia's twin here too...Krystal has lost all hope and turned evil...she is now trying to stop her sister and take the relic for herself."If you come here...you'll find me...I promise"

starlite4774
10/20/2001 8:18 PM

A lone figure stood upon the Alter of Balance. He was tall and lean, shrouded in red with a blue and silver shimmering cape. A broadsword glistened gold in the dim light, adding a sense of power to the otherwise solemn atmosphere.

The Figure hadn't moved in years, standing silent guard over the Treasures of the Gods. He could have been a statue and, as a matter of fact, many of the people who came to pay tribue to the God of Neutrality and the Goddess of Neutral Magic would have told anyone who asked that he was a work of art, placed so the honor the long dead real Guardian.

And so, when the temple filled with the usual people that morning and the "statue"'s head snapped up, a panic ensued, effectively clearing the temple. The Guardian hid a smile as he scanned the room with eyes so black that light couldn't escape them. His expression turned serious a moment later.

Someone was coming to challenge him for the right of the Treasures of the Gods.Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

darknessfalls
10/20/2001 11:29 PM

Blade eyed the temple warily as he dismounted his horse. "I have a very bad feeling about this place, I sense a great power inside, and Im not talking about the artifact either." Blade gently clasped Kynia's hand. "Remember, Ill be by your side no matter what. If things get out of control I will protect you." He looked deep into her eyes and fought the urge to kiss her, barely. He had to stay focused, someone very powerful was guarding this artifact and he had to be completely in control of his power. The time was nearing.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Rion_Twilight
10/25/2001 12:36 PM

Rion Twilight stood shrouded in the shadows nearby the temple his inky black cloak shrouding his toned elven form in its darkness. As the masses of people rushed out from the inside a steady hand reached to the enchanted dagger sheathed at his back the feeling of something amiss going on here. Glancing about this six foot two inch tall assassin moved his way silently from his postion to one a little further back down the wall to keep from being detected. Absently he adjusted the leather bracer on his arm and watched with some interest as two people rode up on horseback. Watching them dismount he spied thier forms as the man grasped the womans hand. Running a hand through his long brown hair that fell to his midback he adjusted the strap holding it together to make it tighter before pulling his hood up over his head and stepping out into the light.

A sure and steady pace took him past thier position towards the door where he placed himself the sounds of something moving going on inside. Finally his curiosity getting the better of him he quickly moved inside making sure that no one saw him before closing the door behind hima nd waiting to see what transpires.

[Edited by Rion_Twilight on Friday, October 26, 2001 8:16 AM]

Mirror
10/30/2001 11:25 PM

Clarance looked up at Tempest,
"Where have they gone?"
Tempest was not in a good mood. She had been hit on the head by a mercenary and her and Clarance had been left behind. They had been able to track the party the past day, but now the had reached a grassy area, and it was impossible to see any tracks. She was tired, hungry (the mercenarys had stolen their supplies!), and this kender was grating on her nerves. Through clenched teeth she answered him,
"If I knew that Clarance, then we wouldn't be in this mess would we!"
Then, she heard a sound up ahead, and the Solnamic's booming voice. Her eyes brightened at the noise and she rushed forward, Clarance hot on her heels. She caught up with them just in time to see them go inside the temple. Then she saw another figure emerge from the left. She crouched down behind a bush and pulled Clarance down at her side. She studied the stranger and gasped as she realised how handsome he was and also that he was an assasin. From his dress and his gait and grace of movement he could be nothing else! She looked down at Clarance,
"We have to stop that man! He's going to try and kill Kynia!"
"How are we going to stop him?" the kender asked, excitement bright in his eyes.
Tempest thought about it for a moment and then said simply "Follow my lead!"
She stole up behind the assasin silently, pausing and ducking behind another bush when he turned around just prior to entering the temple. She looked behind her and was surprised to see Clarance actually doing what she had asked him to do. She turned back around and watched the assain enter the temple silently. She motioned to Clarance and they followed him inside.
Tempest watched him move silently towards the other two and made her move.
"Now Clarance!"
She made a flying leap and jumped onto the assasin's back from behind, pushing him to the groung with her weight, Clarance vaulting over her to land squarely on the assains head.
"Hey Kynia, Blade!" Tempest shouted at the two who turned around at the sound of the commotion, "Look what we caught!" Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
11/03/2001 12:18 AM

OOC: ok...number one...Rion..I know that you are new here...so I will warn you. Do Not Use another person's character in the manner that you did without their permission. If it happens again, I will report you to a moderator.


Bic: Kynia froze...her grip on Blade's hand tightened. The sense grew the further they walked, and there, in the next room within the temple...

"Krystal??" she whispered softly. KrystalRose looked up, her identical features, and beauty stunning all into silence. Krystal locked her eyes with Kynia's, and shook back her short, thus more curly hair.

"Krystal? what are you doing here?" Kynia breathed, fear washing over her. Kynia stared at her hard, noticeing the black clothes, the sword at Krystal's side, and the array of daggers hidden here and there. Without a word, she then glanced at Krystal's Companion, Kreel. The pure black stallions' eyes where no longer the serene blue that they had once been...but a deep, angry, blood red.

"Kreel...Krystal ...No....." she murmered, as she suddenly sensed Kyel's alarm, as he fought his way through the temple, in vain efforts to find her."If you don't fight for the precious things that you desire, people will take them away from you."

-Touga Kiriuu, student council president (revoulutionary girl Utena #5-Sunlit garden-finale)

Rion_Twilight
11/03/2001 12:49 PM

OOC: oh.........sorry.......seems like i have caused more problems here than I thought I would. I apologize to all of those that I did that too. No offence was intended. I wiped that post so just forget about it. Heres something I just kind of threw together. Sorry about all the trouble i caused.

BIC: Rion was suddenly taken off guard bya sudden weight on his back. Falling foward it was all he could do but shift his weight slightly as he fell. Hitting the ground with a thud he felt his breath suddenly get knocked from him and he struggled slightly to get up. Pushing up with his arms he suddenly felt somethign land on top of his head slaming it into the ground. The sound from the inpact reverberated a bit throughout the room as a muffled curse came from Rion as he tpuched the wound on his head. Opening one eye a clear female voice called out behind him, " Kynia, Blade! Look what we caught!"
Growling lightly he awaited to see what would happen.

Kalia_Majere
11/03/2001 9:45 PM

OOC: thats ok Rion...sorry if I sounded harsh, Yesterday just wasn't a good day for me sorry :)

BIC: Krystal stared at her sister, and smiled, a wicked, cruel smile Kynia had never seen her sister use. "Its over little sister...Our people are lost...and I don't care anymore. No matter what we do...we will never save our people, the Children of the Irdra, The Kirioyal will never again roam this world."

Kynia felt a hot spot of anger center in her heart, as she felt Kyel plunge through the doors, his battle scream echoing in the chamber. Kreel Tossed his ebony mane and answered with a scream of his own. Kyel pushed his head under Kynia's arm and stood there, unmoving...as if made of pure white marble, with Topaz eyes.

"Krystal...how can you say that....after all we've been through...after all that we have tried to attain..." Kynia faltered, and sought Blade's hand again. Keep me strong, My Love she whispered mentally to him"If you don't fight for the precious things that you desire, people will take them away from you."

-Touga Kiriuu, student council president (revoulutionary girl Utena #5-Sunlit garden-finale)

Mirror
11/05/2001 11:52 AM

Tempest looked down at the man she was currently stradling. She felt the warm ripple of his muscles underneath his black garb and felt her face begin to flush. Her dark hazel eyes wanted to see what this man really looked like. She quickly re-arranged her hair, smoothing down the unruly waves, and adjusted her top.
"Hey Tempest!" Clarance called from atop the assains head, "I got him!!!! What should we do with him now? How about we..........." Clarance shifted his posistion so that he could keep see Tempest without without letting up on his hold on the assain. He stopped mid sentence when he saw tempest trying to make herself look more presentable. "What aree you doing?! Who do you think is going to see you here? There's only me and you, Kynia and Blade. Kynia and Blade are obviously in love, and, quite frankly, you too bad tempered and too tall for me. There is no one else..............." he felt the assain try to move under their combined weight. His eyes became bright as he suddenly realised. "Unless your trying to make yourself more presentable for our hostage here!!!!!!!!!!!" the impish kender shouted at the top of his lungs, a grin a mile wide on his face.
Tempest flushed a bright crimson clolour. She was filled with a feeling mixed between embarassment and rage and was just about to retort when she heard raised voices coming from further inside the temple. "Clarance, enought now. Kynia needs our help I think!"
"But Tempest, what are we going to do with Mr Loverman here!?!" Clarance said, giggling to himself as he said it.
Tempest growled and pondered what Clarance had said. "Why don't we let him decide for himself?!"
She pulled her dagger from her left boot and pressed it to his exposed throat, just hard enough that a trickle of blood escaped, and he could feel it run down his neck. She lowered her head till her mouth was right next to his ear, and spoke into it softly.
"Now, Mr Assasin, you have two choices. You can either help us to help our friend or I can stick you with this dagger, and believe me, I WILL do it! Oh, and don't even think about trying to double cross me, because if you do I'll come after you and slit your pretty little throat anyway. Now, what will it be?!" Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Rion_Twilight
11/05/2001 4:00 PM

Rion remained completely silent as the kender truned to ask the woman stradling him a question. Hearing nothing but a sharp retort from the woman he waited untill the sharp pain of a dagger was felt in his neck. Blood escaped through the small wound and eventually found itself being absorbed into the black tunic he wore underneath his charred leather chestplate. Suddenly warm breath was felt on his cheek as she spoke into his ear and as he moved slightly his forest green eyes locked with her deep hazel each of thiers holding a dangerous glint to it. Keeping those eyes locked on his, Rion's mind raced over the solutions to the problem. Finally however the headache building up from the smack to the floor got the better of him as he spoke his voice as smooth and cool as water, " Fine. Just remember though, if you ever leave me alone, for even the breifest second, you shall be the one on the end of the dagger not I."

Mirror
11/06/2001 11:29 AM

Tempest shuddered involuntarily as she held his forest green gaze. She thought a moment, and knew that he was telling the truth. She thought a moment longer, not letting his gaze go for a second, and let out a long breath and nodded her head. "Ok, we've got a deal! Clarance, get off of the mans head, we need to go and help Kynia!" Clarance, for once, did as he was told, and straight away ran off into the adjoining chamber. Tempest found herself alone with the assasin and realised that she was still laying on top of him, her face right next to his, her legs stradling his waist. She flushed a bright crimson and slowly got off of him. She stood up and extended her hand to him. "So assasin, I think I should probably introduse myself. My name is Tempest, and I am a barbarian from the Tek'keh'ru tribe. Do you have something else I can call you apart from Assasin?" Just as the assasin grabbed hold of Tempest's outstreched hand, Clarance yelled from the other room.
"Tempest, QUICK!"
The plains woman looked down at the man with his hand in her's. She pulled him up swiftly and came up behind him, the point of her dager still trained on his throat. "In there, now quick!!!!"Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
11/06/2001 11:52 AM

Krystal laughed, her blue eyes so dark they seemed as black as her hair. "how can you say that" She mocked. "go through what I have and see the truth little sister..our people are lost." she said, her eyes full of anger and betrayal.

Kynia flinched. "Stop calling me that!! I am not Your little sister...We're twins remember...four minutes mean nothing!!" she cried, closing her eyes trying to find the source of the evil here...it didn't seem to stem from Krystal...instead it was coming from Kreel.

The Black Stallion stood squarely behind Krystal, his blood red eyes trained fixedly on her back. Kynia looked up, anger in her eyes. "if you believe what you say then why barr my way?? If you have given up hope, why force me to?" she said softly staring not at Krystal, but at the Companion behind her.

Kyel snorted and tossed his silver mane. That is not Kreel, Kreel is not here... He cried

Kynia reeled, If that wasn't Kreel, then whatever it was...was controlling her sister."If you don't fight for the precious things that you desire, people will take them away from you."

-Touga Kiriuu, student council president (revoulutionary girl Utena #5-Sunlit garden-finale)

Rion_Twilight
11/06/2001 1:50 PM

Noticing the the shudder that ran through her body he hid a smrik that played across his face. Waiting untill the kenders foot steps disappeared into the next room he once again snapped his eyes back to hers. Peering through the darkness of his hooded cloak he noticed her face flush as she realized her position. Quickly Tempest removed herself form on top of him and held out a hand to help him up as she spoke, " So assasin, i think I should probably introduce myself. My name is Tempest, anmd I am barbarian from the Tek'keh'ru tribe. Do you have somehtign else I can call you apart from Assasin?"
Nodding he replied, " The names Rion." It was then that Clarance called out from the other room. She moved swiftly behind him once again his cloak fluttering about them gently. Quickly the tip of the blade was brought to his neck as he was pushed slowly towards the ohter room as she spoke, " In there, now quick!"
Nodding slowly he began to move towards the direction as she followed close behind him the dagger still trained at his neck. His footsteps which surprisingly enough made practically no sound on the cold marble floor, took them steadily towards the door where the figure of the kender was seen jumping up and down frantically yelling something.

Rion_Twilight
11/12/2001 6:10 PM

OOC: Is this one just going to die out? I hope not I liked it.

darknessfalls
11/15/2001 9:03 PM

(OOC: Sorry, Ive been gone for a while. I had to take up two jobs to make ends meet and Im just now getting some time to myself. I hope no ones angry at me.)

Blade closed his eyes and projected his thoughts to Kynia. "Fear not, I am here with you. I will not leave your side no matter what transpires. Use my strength as your own." Blade held her arm tighter to strenthen his thoughts. You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
11/15/2001 10:58 PM

OOC: nope not mad...just glad your back! :)

BIC: Kynia smiled, hearing his thoughs, feeling his strength meld with hers. She turned from Krystal to address Bertun, Tempest, and Clarence. She did a double take at the newcomer, but then cried out to her friends.

"Please!! I beg you...find the relic...I must remain here...If I do not return...I beg you...restore my people...free them!!" she cried, tears filling her dark blue eyes.

She turned again, Blade by her side, Kyel at her back. She turned towards her Twin...as she felt the dark energies surround her sister...energies that stemmed from Kreel. She focused her mind on him...on the evil Red eyes of the Black Stallion....She then felt the truth behind Kyel's words.

That is not Kreel!! He is not here!

"who are you...Imposter...how dare you control my twin!?!" she cried, her own power begining to manifest itself...a power akin to the vauge feeling of Static before a storm.

The Stallion turned his head to meet Kynia's eyes. then, in a voice that was heard by the ears, not the mind issued from Kreel.

"Pity you don't remember me.....you and your Mage-Knight defeted me once...but you won't do it a second time...Your sister here is just a pawn in my little game....My Game...the Game of your people!!" came the cackling laughter.

Kreel faded from sight, in its place was the Black robe mage that they had run across in their journey here. Kynia studied him more closely this time. The man had a cold beauty about him...black hair and eyes, robes of fine black velvet. he smiled at Kynia...

"Its even more a pity you don't recoginze me for what I am....or rather Who I am...."

Kynia gasped as the vision of the death of her parents once again flooded her mind. "NO!!!" she cried, clinging to Blade. Krystal walked forward, drawing her blade.

"now I will leave you...to work out your little family squabble...Perhaps you will be lucky...and we shall meet again...." the man smiled again...and dissapeared.

Kynia met Krystal's sword with her own, She struggled against her Twin, knowing that she was only under HIS power

"Krystal!! Please don't do this...I don't want to hurt you!! PLEASE!!!!" she cried."I prefer to be called a Treasure hunter....Its not my fault that people don't guard their valubles as well as they should..."

--Jury Misato, Treasure hunter extroidinare--or theif to most ;)

Mirror
11/16/2001 12:24 PM

Tempest took in the scene before her and decided to act quickly. She stood on tiptoes and once again pressed her mouth close to Rion's ear, talking to him softly and quickly, the tip of the dagger pressing into his flesh that little bit more, just enough to draw a little blood once more. Her dark brown hair tickled the back of his neck as she spoke.
"Rion, right now you have a choice. I refuse to let my friend face this on her own. I may not be much of a fighter, but I will do my best to help her in whatever way I can. In a moment, I'll let the dagger move away from your neck. All I ask is that you do not try to kill me. You can walk away if you want to, neither I nor Clarance will try to stop you, or you can stay here and help us. It is your choice totally. I hope you choose the latter. I was looking forward to getting to know you." That word said she withdrew her mouth from his ear and moved swiftly over to Kynia. She quickly sheathed her dagger and instead drew a staff from were it had been secured at her back. It was akin to a spear, as it was made of metal and had a pointed tip, but it was much shorter and ligther and easier to handle. The blunt end was decorated with feathers and runes of strength and protection were carved into the metal all the way along it's length. She stood at her friends side and spread her legs so that her weight was evenly distributed.
"I'm not going to let you do this alone Kynia!" She said, fixing her hazel eyes on Kynia's twin.

Clarance watched all of this with wide eyes. He was so excited he didn't know what to do! Should he keep an eye on the assasin, should he go and help Tempest and Kynia, or should he do what Kynia had said and go and look for whatever it was they were after, he had forgotten what is was for the moment, but he was sure he'd remember if he saw it! Just like his father always told him....................He didn't get to finish his thought because he was hit on the head with a large, blunt object. His assailant stepped over the kender as if he were nothing more than a piece of driftwood washed up on the beach and moved towards the small party, his feet of stone falling heavy on the ground with each step that he took, making the room shake dangerously and small pieces of rubble fall from the ceiling. He was a parting gift from the black robed mage. A Golem. And he was going to do his masters bidding. Destroy all the occupants of the temple.......................Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
11/16/2001 1:43 PM

Kynia struggled against Krystal...She knew that Krystal had the upper hand here. Krystal had been trained from birth to be a warrior...Kreel's appearance had proved it. Kynia cried out as the ground shook beneath her feet. Krystal attacked at that moment, knocking Kynia off her feet.

Kyel Screamed his battle cry...he wouldn't let Kynia be killed.... With another scream, he reared, an odd shimmering silver light radiating from his body...in seconds, he was bright and ghost like. Kyel bolted, charging straight for Kynia.

as he met her, his body faded, and joined with hers. As Krystal tried to bring her sword down on Kynia, a force from Kynia shattered the steel sword as if it where glass.

Kynia stood, and raised her sword. Kynia's hair, once dark, was now silver...her dark blue eyes, shone like bright topaz.

with a move too quick to track, kynia spun around Krystal, and brought the pommel of her sword against her Twin, where the neck met the shoulder. Krystal slumped to the floor, Out cold.

The white shimmer that surrounded Kynia began to gather, as a bright form of Kyel lept from Kynia's body. Kyel stopped five paces from Kynia, solid once more. Kynia blinked at him, her hair dark once more, her eyes back to their normal Sapphire. "Kyel??" she mumbled sofly.

He turned and nodded his head. Kynia opened her mouth once again, only to be silenced by yet another rumble of the floor. "What the???" she cried, staring in awe at the golem."I prefer to be called a Treasure hunter....Its not my fault that people don't guard their valubles as well as they should..."

--Jury Misato, Treasure hunter extroidinare--or theif to most ;)

Rion_Twilight
11/17/2001 8:26 AM

In the blink of an eye Rion was gone form his position near the door and into a shadowed area nearby his hands moving to the hood of his cloak and bringing it up over his head even before he reached his destination. Kneeling he snapped his eyes about taking in the action of the room, The four companions were standing in front of someone and all had weapons drawn. One of the women had her hands dug in so tight to the knights arm it seemed as though he would start bleeding and the others merely stood there. Looking about he suddenly caught sight of the kender. Standing there with its mouth wide open a sudden movement brought it to the floor. Narrowing his eyes a brief look of astonishment crossed his face as the figure of a golem came striding through the door over the kender. It's footsteps shook the ground nearby and its eyes were fixed upon the group of people ahead of it. Seeing the sudden danger a straneg thought corssed the assasins mind, " You could go out there and help them you know." Shaking his head he banished the thought from his mind but it quickly forced its way back in as he caught sight of Tempest. Hearig her last words ring in his brain he swiftly stood up and was about to move when his instincts finally took over. Kneeling back down he slowly pulled forth his dagger from its sheath at his back.

The blade itself was as long as the length from hand to elbow before coming to the hilt. The hilt was wrapped in a single cord of black leather that criss corssed its way along before comgint to the guard. The actual blade was also colored black but along the edge of the weapon the language of the arcane was written in gold. A faint purple glow emitted from the entire weapon as it touched the air.

Looking at himself for a moment he spoke quietly, " Well fine then. If we are going to do this then lets get it over with." Snapping to his feet a swift move brought him out from hiding and into the light. Seeing the golem not far from the companions he vaulted from his position and raced full force towards the advancing monster. A split second later he was upon it bringing the enchanted weapon down upon its back and slicing through like it was paper. As he did this a quick twist to the right brought him about the front of the golem looking it directly in the eyes. Leaping back lightly he gained some distance bewteen the monster and himself his boots making no sound as he hit the floor and his cloak and hood fluttering about him like the wind.

Kalia_Majere
11/17/2001 11:19 AM

OOC: I highly doubt that one hit will take it out.

BIC: Kynia watched Rion attack the Golem...She still wasn't sure who he was...but now was not the time for such things.

"Keep Attacking It!! I will do what I can to hold It!!" she cried, closing her eyes. the creature was nearly too strong for her...all she could do was keep it from moving its legs...Its arms where still free.

"Thats All I can do!!! and I can't hold it for much longer!! HURRY!" she cried, falling to her knees.True magic is withing all of us...Magic of life, love, and mind. The question is...do you have the courage to find it?

Blessed Be

Rion_Twilight
11/17/2001 1:24 PM

OOC: I know lol. I didnt say that it killed it I just said that it hit it. Thats all. lol. I know that it would take a heck of a lot more than that to kill a golem. Sorry if I didn't make the clear.


Watching as the creature was suddenly imobilized he called to the others behind him and he rushed in for another assualt. Ducking under a swipe to his head he pushed off the ground to vault into the air. Swiftly kicking at the creatures head he noticed it did nothing to stun it as a fierce punch was brought down upon him. Taking the hit square in the ribs Rion managed to roll out of the fall towards the remaining group members his forest green eyes searching about him to see if any others were coming in to help.

[Edited by Rion_Twilight on Saturday, November 17, 2001 1:28 PM]

darknessfalls
11/17/2001 10:07 PM

Blade was shocked at all that had transpired, but he was glad that Kynia's fight with her sister ended with no fatalities. Seeing the golem, and Rion attacking it, he sprang to action. With a spell of protection quickly uttered under his breath he charged the great creature. His sword swinging with measured control, he attacked the beast. His first swing hit the beast on its right arm doing no more damage than chipping away a small piece of stone. The golem then reacted to his presence and swung hard, hitting Blade squarely in the chest. He felt like his chest would implode, the spell of protection doing nothing more than keeping him alive from such a powerful blow. He could taste blood in his throat, but that only made him more eager to kill the beast.

"For that you will die a thousand deaths," he screamed at the golem. He swung again and again at the creatures right arm, each blow chopping away more and more rock. Finally he was able to chop through the golems arm, severing it at the elbow. The beast, silent up until now, screamed a deep and powerful scream which made all that were present shudder in fear. The beast took advantage of everyones shock and hit Blade again in the chest knocking him to the ground. Blade was in extreme pain now, several of his ribs having been broken by the blow, but somehow he managed to get to his feet again. He charged the beast again, he was fueled only by his love of Kynia and his will to protect her. "I guess this time I will try to sever your head, maybe that will shut you up. Rion, if you can try to attack the back of its neck while I strike the front. Its the only way we can kill it." Blade ducked another blow and began to work on his plan. You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Mirror
11/18/2001 8:57 AM

Tempest looked around and studied the situation closely. She saw Clarance lying prone and unconcious on the ground, she watched as Blade and Rion sprang at the beast time and time again, having little sucsess at all and only seeming to manage to get themselves hurt in the process. Her eyes unconsiously followed Rion's movements, and she allowed herself a small smile at the realisation that what she had said had made some kind of difference to him. She looked at Kynia, who was barely standing, using up all of her power in a vain attempt to stop the beast. She took all this in and then something in her mind snapped.
She readied herself to pounce and then let out a fierce battle cry. The Golem turned towards her, it's rock eyes staring at her blankly. She distributed the weight of her staff evenly and leaped at the monster, delivering a hard blow to it's head. The impact reverberated through the metal staff and shook the plains woman's entire body, the shock waves undulating through her frame, but she refused to give in. She landed deftly on the left hand side of the Golem, who had just realised what was happening. The monster went to bring it's remaining fist down on the young woman, but she was too quick for it and easily bounded out of the way. Again, she went in for another sucessful attack as she screamed at Blade and Rion. "I'll keep the thing busy if you two hurry up with your plan. And make sure you don't get yourselves killed otherwise there will be two very upset females left in this temple!" Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Rion_Twilight
11/18/2001 7:47 PM

A slight nod was the only responce the blade got as Rion once more sprang to his feet. Twirling his blade lightly he once again advanced upon the creature, his movements suddenly more fluid and smooth then before. Ducking under a swipe from the golem he quickly brought the tip of his blade towards the monsters eye. His blade connected and as he pulled the weapon back out again the golem let out a terrifying scream. Immediately he was on the move again as another attack from the beast missed him by inches. Spining and moving towards the left side of the creature he managed to place himself in position as Tempest smacked the thing on its head. Wasting no time Rion immediately drove his blade toward the monsters neck the stone giving before his weapon. Pulling the blade out again he once more dove it in this time a bit to the right of his first stirke. Once again the stone gave way but not nearly enough to satisfy the assasin. " Knight! Attack now!" He yelled as once again he drove his blade in trying to deepen the wound.

darknessfalls
11/18/2001 9:45 PM

Blade summoned all his strength into his attacks. Each strike chopping off piece after piece of stone. The creatures neck was much stronger than its arm was, and his attacks did less damage. He watched as Tempest attacked the golem, and as Rion once again attacked with his dagger. When Rion yelled at him, Blade snapped into action. He cast a spell on his sword to aid in the battle. The blade glowed bright red, and it radiated heat that burned his hands. The pain from the spell was excruciating, but Blade summoned all his remaining strength into a final blow. The swing was true and it cleaved the creatures head from its shoulders. The blade passed near Rions head, but missed by mere inches.

Blade, exhausted from overexerting his body collapsed to his knees. The golem fell forward nearly landing on him. Now that the battle was over, he could concentrate on his pain. Blade could taste the blood boiling up from his lungs, and his hands burned from his spell, but he had to survive for Kynia. He focused on his injuries and called forth to Paladine to heal his wounds. A warm light engulfed his body and his bleeding slowed, the pain in his hands vanished. Just when he thought he could finally rest, he sensed movement, and the headless golem got to its feet. "Why wont you die?" he screamed to the monster.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Mirror
11/19/2001 11:07 AM

Tempest watched, exahusted as Blade sliced the head of the Golem off, and gasped as Rion barely missed ending up the same way. She slumped to the ground, relieved. She closed her eyes and breathed shallowly, for to breath any other way burned her lungs terribly. All she wanted to do now was rest, and that was what she was going to do. At that moment, all thoughts of Rion, Blade, Kynia, Kyel and Clarance were pushed far from her mind as she stayed slumped in the same posistion, trying to recouperate.
So intent was she on recovering from her ordeal with the Golem, that she did not hear it's beheaded body get up from where it had collapsed and reanimate itself. It toppled about blindly, this being it's final death throw. The thing eventually gave up on trying to carry out it's master bidding and began to topple again, decending quickly on the introspective and totally unaware Tempest.....................Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
11/19/2001 11:12 AM

Kynia cried out. Her power was flagging. Kyel was beside her. Dear child...I must go now...but remember...I will always be a part of you.....

Numbly she looked up at kyel, who was shimmering like he was before, only brighter. Once again, he was more spirit than flesh, and once agin, he rushed her, his spirit joining once again with hers.

She cried out again, as she stood, Her hair once agian took on a silver cast. Her eyes lightened to a brilliant topaz color. She stepped forward, as the golem swung at her. The blow never connected. the moment the golem touched the shield around her, like Krystal's sword, the creature shattered into tiny stone fragments.

Kynia fell to her knees, the brilliant light fading from her body. But Kyel did not appear...Kynia's hair remaind an ash-silver color, her eyes where still the bright Topaz.

"Kyel!?" she whispered as his final words echoed I will always be a part of you...

shakily she stood, and turned towards blade, her hand out. She had to finish her Quest, and restore he people...she would not allow Kyel's sacrifice to be in vain.True magic is withing all of us...Magic of life, love, and mind. The question is...do you have the courage to find it?

Blessed Be

Rion_Twilight
11/19/2001 4:48 PM

A quick thirw of his head backwards saved Rion from having the same fate as the golem. Leaping back his cloak fluttering about him, he watched as it feel to the ground his forest green eyes narrowing slightly as it did. Drawing himself up to his full height once again he managed to stifle a small gasp of pain that alomost exited his lips. Inhaling a deep breath he sheathed his dagger and took a look around. The knight was on the groundin pain and the woman who caught him was as well. Shakign his head he was just about to take in another deep breath of air when the golem started moving again. Growling lightly a sure hand went to the hilt of his blade once more as the monster stumbled about blindly coming to stop above Tempest. Suddenly the thing began to fal as the last bit of life was drained from it, unfortunately the fall was directly on top of Tempest. Wasting no time Rion rushed forward and, using his body as a weapon, slammed into the creatures right side sending it away from Tempest. The impact jarred the assasins body as he continued to push the golem away from the group members. Finally with one last push it toppled to the ground lifeless. The sound of it's body hitting the floor reverberating throughout the entire chamber. It was then that Rion finally went to the ground. Falling to one knee and keeping his eyes locked on the golem Rion reached out to grab his arm the pain coming from that side of hs body nearly taking over his mind. Shaking his head to keep awake he managed to mumble a few words in the arcane, one of the very few spells the assasins know, and felt a slight warmth cross his body as his wounds healed slightly. Breathing heavily, he once again scanned the area about him his eyes coming to rest on the remaining companions.

starlite4774
11/19/2001 5:07 PM

((OOC: hehehe. Great stuff guys...:) Kalia, let me know when I come in. Cuz I really don't remember...heh.))


The Guardian began to breath again as the golem fell. His black eyes scanned the Temple before he stepped from the Alter of Balance and towards the outside world, golden sword flashing in filtered light...Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

darknessfalls
11/19/2001 8:55 PM

Blade was exhausted. His body ached and his mind was drained, but somehow when Kynia reached out her hand he found the power to stand. When she and Kyel had joined she had become even more beautiful. Her long silver hair and her bright topaz eyes made her seem almost goddesslike. He took her hand and pulled her close to him. Her breath was shallow and she was shaking uncontrollably. He held her in his arms for a moment and kissed her gently. Her lips were soft and sweet. He could have held her like this forever, but now was not the time. "I would travel to the end of the world for you...I will always protect you. Let us finish this." His words calmed her a bit, but she had been through a lot in a short time and nothing he could say would change that. He held her hand gently, but with enough strength to support her. Together they left the chamber to search for the artifact, and that accursed mage that had caused Kynia so much pain. Blade would kill him for all the pain he had caused her, by his honor that is the least he should do.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
11/20/2001 11:00 AM

OOC: Okay Starlight...here's where you come in...:) One more final plot twist.

Kynia held Blade's hand tightly, She knew they where nearing the artifact, and that her people's salvation was at hand. But, all was not won so easily. The Temple guardian stood once more, reaching out, the guardian removed the cloak of unconsiousness on Kynia's twin. The final test was set in motion...all the Guardian had to do now, was wait to see if the test would be passed.

Krystal had revived, and was rushing at Kynia. “Look out!!” someone shouted. Kynia spun, her sword in her hand. as she turned, Krystal was caught by the sword, impaled upon it. Krystal’s look of surprise mirrored Kynia’s

“NO!!” Kynia cried, falling to her kneees with Krystal’s head in her lap. “Why???” she cried, sobbing. Shaking her head, she lay her hands on Krystal’s wound. knowing full well that this would probably kill her.

Blade, cried out trying to escape the force Kynia put against him. forgive me Love...I have to save her...even at the cost of my own life. she sent to him.

She could feel her life force drain into her twin, while she grew weaker, she could feel her twin grow stronger. Suddenly, all her strength came back in a rush. and before her, visible to everyone, was Krystal...her form transparant...Her spirit.

“Kynia...no...I want to go...I have nothing but you now...You have everything...even though Kyel's body is gone, his spirit is now part of you...Love...Blade really loves you...he will make an excellent addition to our people...Forgive me...I love you...Live!!” She cried as she faded from sight.

“NO!!! I don’t care!!” Kynia screamed, once again gathering her strength, and poured it into Krystal, building a one way sheild around her...allowing her energy to flow out, but not back.

OOC: ok Starlight!! Here you go!!True magic is withing all of us...Magic of life, love, and mind. The question is...do you have the courage to find it?

Blessed Be

Mirror
11/20/2001 11:22 AM

Tempest opend her eyes and sat up with a snap, her tired and aching body suddenly coming back to life at the sound of Rion's body colliding with the golem. She watched, shocked as he continued to injure himself, to make sure she was unharmed. Well, at least, it looked that way to Tempest. As Rion fell to the ground she ran over to him, gently putting her arms around his back and enfolding him in a soft embrace. He turned to face her and she let her large hazel eyes hold his forest green ones for what seemed like an eternity. She smiled gently.
"Thankyou," she whispered.
She looked over towards Clarance as she heard him stir. The kender sat up and held his head, mubbling how impolite it was to just come up behind people and hit them on the head for no reason. She giggled softly. He'd be fine and back to his usual, irrepressible slef in no time.
Her eyes moved over towards where Kynia and Blade sat, cradeled in each others arms. She smiled and sighed softly, her eyes returning to Rion's once more. She blushed slightly and was about to say something to him when she noticed a movement out of the corner of her eye.
"LOOK OUT" she yelled at Kynia, reaching forward in some kind of vain effort to stop what she was unable to stop. She rushed forward, but stopped short as Kynia's blade ran through her sister. She stood, watching amazed at what was happenening. She prayed to any God's that might be listening at that moment to let Kynia realise what she was doing was useless. She didn't want to see Kynia die..........Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

starlite4774
11/20/2001 3:25 PM

((OOC: hehehe :)))

“NO!!! I don’t care!!” Kynia screamed, once again gathering her strength, and poured it into Krystal, building a one way sheild around her...allowing her energy to flow out, but not back.

She didn't notice as the Guardian stepped from the Temple and into the sunlight. One by one her companions looked up to stare in awe at the tall figure. His black eyes sparkled and for a moment a soft smile touched his ageless face.

Kynia didn't notice. She didn't notice her friend's gasps, she didn't notice the quiet approach of footsteps...her eyes saw nothing but Krystal until a shadow fell across her sister's motionless body and a gentle hand touched her shoulder. Instantly the flow of energy stopped and try as she might, the frustrated woman could not make it start again. She threw off the hand and stood so suddenly she almost fell. Intent on taking her anger out on whoever had stopped her, Kynia spun in place and...

...froze. Her eyes met those of such wisdom and beauty that all thoughts of violence fled her mind as if they had never been. A silence fell over the companions, and a warmth flooded their souls. The Guardians gentle gaze flicked from Kynia to her sister. Reaching down, he closed the blue eyes of the dead and then spoke in barely a whisper. The silence was so thick that after he stopped, the companions had to wonder if any sound had actually emerged from his lips.

"KyniaStarr...your sister is at peace. Her sacrifice and your willingness to give yourself to save her...if such things are the representation of your people then you truely deserve the Tear of Paladine." He paused and then said softly, "Come."

The companions fell in behind him and entered the Temple. A hushed atmosphere fell over the worshippers within and one by one they filed out at the Guardian's bidding. He walked slowly towards the Alter of Balance, each step more sacred then the last. Kynia followed closely on his heels, emotion lodged in her throat.

A gilded door appeared, laced with silver and gold. It opened to a waved hand and the group silently gasped at the wonders within. Treasures of Gods and Goddesses sat within, glittering with holy power. The companions took it all in, knowing that precious few ever had the priviledge of witnessing such beauty...

Kynia remained the exception. Her eyes were focused straight ahead to a small alcove to the side of the room. There within stood two spectral figures...

Krystal's eyes met Kynia's in a moment of love, forgiveness, and...farewell. Then the spectre gave a wide smile and held up a small white vial. Her grin turned triumphant and she laughed, an oddly musical but wholly beautiful sound. She tore from her sister's gaze and turned, tucking the small vial into a small saddlebag which she slipped around the ghostly form of Kyel.

Kynia leap into action, running forward. The hand of the Guardian held her back. Krystal gave one last smile and began to fade...

Kynia's eyes filled with tears as she silently called good-bye to her sister. She turned to offer a similar farewell to Kyel...but even as Krystal faded, his body took on more substance.

"A gift," the Guardian whispered. "from Paladine..."

Kynia was at peace, smiling through warm tears as her sister disappeared and Kyel returned to her side.

((OOC: Whaddya think? hehe. I rather liked it...let me know if I got something wrong or if you didn't want Kyel back...I'll change anything you want.))Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

Rion_Twilight
11/22/2001 11:28 AM

It seemed as if it was an eternity before his mind finally took in all the had just gone on. Looking about his suddenly realized that she was holding him in her embrace. Reprimanding himself for becoming so weak he pulled away just as she called out and reached for someoen nearby. Growling he abrruptly pulled himself up slowly, gasping as the pain wracked his body. Ignoring the things going on about him he suddenly thew down a small sphere the area he was stdning in suddenly beocming envelpoed in smoke. As it cleared his figure was gone but a small whisper was heard only in the ears of tempest, " I will see you again."

Standing outside the temple rion took one last look before slowly trudging away. Looking about he menaged to find some cover a few miles off and as he lay down unconsiouness stole over him, leaving the assassin to lay on the ground.

Kalia_Majere
11/23/2001 8:15 AM

Kynia's bright Topaz blue eyes met the identical color of Kyel's eyes. Tears filled and overflowed. "Kyel!!!" Kynia cried, flinging her arms around his proud neck.

Kynia would be forever changed by his noble sacrifice...her eyes, and her hair. She was overjoyed to have him back, that everyone had made it to this point alive. Tears began anew at the thought of Krystal...But they weren't the deep dark tears of self-blame sorrow, but clean tears of gentle mourning.

After a few minutes, she whiped her tears away, and stood. She had the small crystal vial in her hands. "My people's freedom is at hand...." she said softly, clearly.

A deep rumble startled everyone. Kynia cried out, and held her balance against Kyel. A dark shadow passed over them all. A huge Dragon hovered above. The creature was Black...or rather it seemed to consist of constantly moving shadows...the scales sparkled and winked in the sunlight. It was at least Three hundred feet from nose to tail...wings stretching twice that length. Kynia did a double take at the wings. They where black, and featherd, and held a deep purple irridecance.

"You will never free your people...You have to get past me first!!" roared the huge dragon, as he took to the skies, and dissapeared.

Kynia stood there shaking...she had never seen a dragon like that before...and this was the creature that had destroyed her home!!

((OOC: HEHE!! I bet none of you saw this coming!! Navare, a Black Crystal Dragon... He is the exact opposite of Glimmer...in nature and appearance. I don't really want to kill him...cause I have a feeling I want to use him soon.))True magic is withing all of us...Magic of life, love, and mind. The question is...do you have the courage to find it?

Blessed Be

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