View Full Version : Wurmwreath
2006-08-09, 02:30 PM
Wurmwreath is an isthmus surrounded by volcanoes and woodlands. In the center of the isthmus is a metropolis of the same name. It is a town of incredble advancement in artifice, surrounded by 40 foot tall steel walls and lined with cannons, as well as less destructive devices which just allow te lives of the occupants to be more comfertable...
Lykan and Mhina fade into the woods where his village was previously. The huts are either on fire or burnt to the ground...
2006-08-09, 02:31 PM
Mhina looks around, a chill running down her spine.
2006-08-09, 02:34 PM
Lykan looks surveys the wrekage for a moment and turns to Mhina
I just want to one thing here...
He begins heading off deeper into the destroyed town
2006-08-09, 02:37 PM
Mhina follows after him. "What?"
2006-08-09, 02:43 PM
Lykan leads Mhina into the temple where he taught her how to shift forms. He runs over to the statue of Remus and attempts to wrench a spear from its grip
Gods... Damn... It!
2006-08-09, 02:44 PM
How bad is it to break the statue? *Because I can...
2006-08-09, 02:48 PM
I'm trying not to... I don't get it, this thing is supposed to come out easy...
Something explodes outside the cave
Two more of 'em in the temple! Block of the exits and take them out!
Son of a-...
2006-08-09, 02:49 PM
Break the damned statue!
2006-08-09, 02:53 PM
Lykan's hands pulse with red energy and the statue shatters
He takes the spear and drops it into his bag, and looks up through the roof, to the hole in the roof surrounded like a cresent moon
Troops with flaming swords wearing blue chainmail rush in the entrance of the temple...
2006-08-09, 02:55 PM
Mhina's eyes glow a bright blue and she creates a wall of ice between them and the soldiers, then looks up to the exit Lykan suggested. "Hurry."
2006-08-09, 03:00 PM
Lykan grabs Mhina and leaps out through the hole, where 10 more gaurds wait. Lykan puts down Mhina and sams his fists into the ground, causing a shockwave of fire to knock them skayward.
Up the trees!
Lykan shifts to hybrid form and begins leaping upward, branch to branch. The yells of soldiers can be heard coming closer, and another explosion sounds much nearer then last...
2006-08-09, 03:03 PM
Mhina shifts as well, chasing after him. Her eyes continue to glow.
2006-08-09, 03:10 PM
Musket balls rip through the branches of the trees as they both leap through the trees. A red orb flies up through the trees.
Fire shockwaves through the trees, causing them to ignite and knocking both wolves flying. Lykan shoots a blade with a steel rope attached from his golem arm into another tree, and he swings aroiund back onto it
2006-08-09, 03:12 PM
Mhina falls to the ground and groans as she pushes herself up off the ground. Her eyes have gone back to normal. She looks behind as she tries to scramble to her feet.
2006-08-09, 03:21 PM
One of them's on the ground! Hit it with the nets!
Several "woosh!" sounds and several barbed net fly at Mhina. A jet of flame from the trees incinerates them midair, and Lykan leaps down from the trees
I'm the one you want, so bring it on!
Several more nets are fired, and Lykan just blasts them out of th air again. He roars and slams the ground again, causing shockwaves to blast foreward, sending the net gunners flying. Lykan turns heel and grabs Mhina
Go! Go! Go!
Lykan begins running as fast as he an for the cliffs...
2006-08-09, 03:25 PM
Mhina follows him, glancing back in fear. She approaches the cliffs at full speed.
2006-08-09, 03:32 PM
Lykan grabs Mhina and begins flying upward. Musket balls fly past, one of which nail Lykan in the back, causing him to lose concentration and fall a few doen feet before regaiing focus and landing on the top of the cliff. He falls onto his knees
2006-08-09, 03:34 PM
Mhina shakes her head, kneeling beside him. I won't leave you. Her eyes begin to glow again and she places a white glowing hand on his shoulder. She keeps an eye out toward where they'd been fired at from.
2006-08-09, 03:42 PM
The woods beyond crash as trees are ripped apart, and giant suits of blue full plate rush through with colossal blades of the same colored metal leap at the pair slashing wildly. Lykan grabs Mhina and rolls sideways as a blade comes down where they previously were sitting together. Lykan pushes her away
2006-08-09, 03:44 PM
"No!" Mhina steps back in, a spear forming in her hands. She launches it toward the neck of one of their attackers.
2006-08-09, 03:46 PM
Listen to me! Hide, I've got it!
The armored soldier collapses as the spear slashes his jugualar in two
2006-08-09, 03:53 PM
No, look...I can fight...and what if you get captured? What good will it do for me to hide? I don't have any chance out here alone. Better to take my chances now.
Mhina produces another spear, looking for her next target.
2006-08-09, 04:00 PM
Fine, stay here while I do this!
Lykan begins pouring energy into the ground and it begins to crack nd slide off the cliff. The armored warriors stumble backwards as the cliff face shifts...
2006-08-09, 04:02 PM
Mhina drops the ice spear and clings to Lykan as the cliff shifts.
2006-08-09, 04:17 PM
Lykan grabs Mhina and leaps onto the shoulders of one of the soldiers and pushes off as the cliff shifts one last time and falls. THe soldiers scream as they dissipear from sight, and Lykan and Mhina land on the newly formed cliff.
Lykan keeps running for the city
[sorry, computer's screwing up]
2006-08-09, 04:19 PM
Mhina follows him as fast as she can.
How are we going to get into the city without them attacking us?
(Don't worry...mine decided to reboot while I stepped away, too)
2006-08-09, 04:27 PM
Haven't gotten that far... I think I've got an idea though. Can you disguise yourself?
Lykan leaps over the pillars to the other side of the chasm
2006-08-09, 04:31 PM
What if I take my human form? They've never seen me before...and the ones that have already spotted us won't be reporting back anytime soon, if at all.
2006-08-09, 04:33 PM
Lykan jumps bhind a tree and looks back, cathinghis breath
I guess your right... Wait, I know a way to get in, then... But we got to wait until we get there.
2006-08-09, 04:35 PM
Mhina stops beside him and nods, catching her breath as well.
(That's one good thing about telepathy...you can convey your thoughts even while running without worrying about using up your breath.)
2006-08-09, 04:38 PM
Lykan looks back
Good... I think we lost them...
He turns back to Mhina with a slight grin
2006-08-09, 04:40 PM
Mhina touches her muzzle against his in a gesture almost like kissing his cheek. Promise you won't leave me. I'd rather fight and die beside you than lose you and be found by them.
2006-08-09, 04:43 PM
I'll be closer then you think...
Lykan grins and hugs Mhina
Let's keep going... It's probably best to switch back to being a human now, too...
2006-08-09, 04:49 PM
Mhina transforms into her human form, fixing her hair a bit.
2006-08-09, 04:57 PM
Lykan shifts to his human form as well, removing his golemic arm and tossing it into his pack, and pulls his hood over his head so it conceals his face. He concentrates, and an arm made of crystal replaces his golemic one, with a color matching his own skin.
I think I can go like this until we get to the gates, then I can do what I need to do...
2006-08-09, 05:07 PM
There's no other way? *It'd be easier to get in and get them out if there was some other way you could...what about using greater metamorphosis (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/powers/metamorphosisGreater.htm) to transform yourself into a pet for me to walk through with? *They'd never suspect...it doesn't last long but it doesn't take long to walk through a gate, and *it'd cut down on the threat.
2006-08-09, 05:10 PM
I don't know how to use that ability, if I did, I would use it alot more often [I've heard it's really fun to use]... I actually planned on fusing (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/powers/fusion.htm) with you until we're in the city...
2006-08-09, 05:14 PM
Mhina blinks. I suppose...that could work..
2006-08-09, 05:16 PM
2006-08-09, 05:20 PM
Mhina walks toward the Town, her gaze never leaving their destination, You'd gain control...I'm just scared of being controlled again...
2006-08-09, 05:23 PM
I can surrender control to you. You would be you... With my powers added.
2006-08-09, 05:24 PM
No...I can't even control my powers...I definitely can't control any that are foreign...go ahead. I'll get over it. She smiles and kisses him.
2006-08-09, 05:31 PM
Lykan looks at the ground
I don't want you to be uncomfertable... I'll try shapeshifting, though it'll require a bit more energy...
He begins concentrating
2006-08-09, 05:46 PM
Mhina sighs, I don't mean to make you do anything you aren't used to...
2006-08-09, 05:48 PM
Lykan shakes his head, and then shrinks to the form of a puppy. He sighs
Let's go, then.
2006-08-09, 05:49 PM
Mhina smiles and giggles, picking him up for a brief moment and hugging him. She kisses him on the nose then sets him down to trot beside her as she heads for the gate of the city.
2006-08-09, 05:57 PM
Lykan sighs again, smiling. He folows Mhina to gates, where two burley looking guards are taking watch.
Oi, who're you? You a citezen?
Lykan sits and growls quietly at the guards
2006-08-09, 06:10 PM
Mhina shakes her head, "A visitor."
2006-08-09, 06:14 PM
Only merchants and soldiers are allowd in and out during lockdown. You're not getting in.
Lykan looks at the ground, gritting his teeth
Do not blast the guards. Do not blast the guards. Do not blast the guards...
Whoops, gotta stop thinking out loud...
2006-08-09, 06:18 PM
"I've travelled hundreds of miles to visit my family. Why the lockdown?"
2006-08-09, 06:22 PM
There's a runaway rogue wolfman about, and the king wants to make sure he doesn't get into the city. Besides, how do we know that you're not 'im in disquise?
The guard leans in close and stares at Mhina
2006-08-09, 06:27 PM
Mhina looks shocked, "You mean a werewolf? And you're just going to leave me out here defenseless?!" She looks behind her and shivers as she turns back to the guard. "You think I'm him? Well...I...I suppose I could find some way...of trying to convince you I'm not? Just please let me in! I don't want to get bit."
2006-08-09, 06:38 PM
Put her through the normal proceedure, then?
The other guard nods, and hands Mhina a flask of greyish liquid
If you can drink that without throwing up or anything else funny, we would know your not 'im. Give some to that mutt, too.
2006-08-09, 06:41 PM
Mhina stares at the liquid, "What is it?" She narrows her telepathy to just Lykan, What is this stuff? Anyway we can fake consumption?
2006-08-09, 06:45 PM
It's something to make sure that you aren't one of those wolfmen.
Lykan shakes his head
It's a supposed surefire way to find a werewolf in human form... It's just holy water with silver and belladona mixed in. It'll make you feel woozy for a bit, but it's nothing big.
2006-08-09, 06:47 PM
"And your not just trying to find a stranger to pin some form of crime on?" Mhina asks, trying to stall for time.
What should we do?
2006-08-09, 06:51 PM
I think at this point we should just drink it... If we left they might think somthing's fishy.
Why would we need to do that now? It's a rogue wolf, if you aren't 'im, nothin'll happen. If your so keen on geting in, drink the damn stuff and get out of our hair.
2006-08-09, 06:53 PM
Mhina scowls at the rude guardsman and drinks the stuff, not offering anything to Lykan.
2006-08-09, 06:57 PM
The liquid litterally tastes exactly like its contents: Watery metal with a hint of some kind of flower.
Oi, the dog too! I'm not gonna let anything through without making sure!
2006-08-09, 07:02 PM
Mhina stares at him incredulously, "After I've proved I'm not a werewolf you want me to prove that I don't travel with them? I've already told you that I don't want to get bit." She pours some of the contents of the vial into a cupped hand, nonetheless, and kneels to offer the drink to the puppy.
2006-08-09, 07:08 PM
It's just proceedure, miss, no need to get upset...
Lykan laps up the liquid
Ugh, this stuff tastes like it's been through a radish garden set up next to a lead mine...
Lykan's eyes open wide
I think I'm gonna be sick...
[5 pages, two posters... :P]
2006-08-09, 07:10 PM
Mhina touches the puppy's nose, using her white energy without displaying it outwardly.
2006-08-09, 07:12 PM
Lykan sighs in relief
Now that that's said and done... Who's your family here?
2006-08-09, 07:16 PM
Mhina keeps a calm collected face, though she seems a bit pale, Quick, Lykan...a powerful family I might be able to pull off being related to.
She smiles at the man, "I really don't see how that's any of your business. I've done what you've asked and passed."
2006-08-09, 07:19 PM
Iaref is one of my friends family names... Might get you someplace.
Lykan chokes back throwing up again
Hey, I'm just curious. You said you had family here.
2006-08-09, 07:22 PM
Mhina picks up the puppy, tucking her lightly glowing hands under his paws so the others can't see. "Iaref."
2006-08-09, 07:25 PM
The guards look at eachother and then kneel
Are humblest apolgies Miss Iaref, we did not know of your name, so we assaumed you were an outsider...
Please don't smite us!
2006-08-09, 07:26 PM
Mhina narrows her eyes, "I'm tired and want to rest. Just get out of my way."
2006-08-09, 07:28 PM
Right this way miss...
Will you need an escort?
Oh, shut it you prats...
2006-08-09, 07:31 PM
Mhina scowls, "You've been quite helpful enough.."
2006-08-09, 07:34 PM
The gaurds cower away
OPEN THE GATES!
The portcullis before them rises, and the guards behind themstep out of the way to let Mhina in.
2006-08-09, 07:36 PM
Mhina strides quickly down the street and once she's out of site of the group she slips down another street then down an alley. She sets down Lykan and proceeds to throw up.
2006-08-09, 07:38 PM
Lykan throws up as well
Apperently, they added something to that mixture.
2006-08-09, 07:41 PM
Well at least we waited until we were away from them...who's that family you told me to take the persona of?
2006-08-09, 07:44 PM
The Iarefs are a family of high priests and paladins and such. Kin Iaref is probably one of the people being held prisoner right now...
2006-08-09, 07:47 PM
That wouldn't be common knowledge, I take it? So where are we going? Mhina coughs at the bitter taste in her mouth.
2006-08-09, 07:52 PM
I doubt it... People wouldn't think their king was so great if he was torturing innocents, now would he?
Lykan spits out any remaing taste of the vomit onto the ground and looks back up to Mhina
The prison would be a good place to start, I imagine.
2006-08-09, 07:53 PM
Lead the way.
2006-08-09, 07:58 PM
Lykan's tail wags once
I hope I don't get stepped on...
Lykan leads her to the other part of the city, where a cement pillar with no windows and a single door shoots up hiagh above it's surrounding buildings.
Now how should we approach this?
2006-08-09, 08:01 PM
Mhina looks up at the pillar, I could keep using the pseudonym. It'd get us closer, past all of the guards that don't know about your friend being a werewolf...
2006-08-09, 08:05 PM
I know I'm not gonna be able to get in though... No animals allowed.
Lykan bites his lip, and cheers of victory can be heard in the distance, where it seems that a battalion of soldiers march through the city with wolf heads stuck on the the ends of their spears...
2006-08-09, 08:07 PM
Even for a member of my family? Perhaps you can find a place to change into a different person?
2006-08-09, 08:13 PM
It's quite logical, really. They figure animal companions or familiars could help the prisoners get out...
Hmm... Let me try this.
Lykan changes his shape to that of an 8 year old boy
Think this works?
2006-08-09, 08:14 PM
2006-08-09, 08:17 PM
Let's go then.
Lykan heads for the door of the prison
2006-08-09, 08:18 PM
Mhina follows him.
2006-08-09, 08:21 PM
Inside the pillar is a single circular room with a desk and twenty gaurds. At the desk seets a rather greasy looking weasel-like person
What's your bussiness here?
2006-08-09, 08:25 PM
Questioning a prisoner, Mhina asks Lykan.
She looks up at the guard, "You could be a bit more polite." She places a hand on Lykan's shoulder as if indicating why.
2006-08-09, 08:30 PM
Sure, why not...
THe weasel-man ignores Mhina's previous statement
What's your business here?
2006-08-09, 08:33 PM
Give me some name that sounds official...we're about to question your friend.
The questioning of a prisoner.
2006-08-09, 08:37 PM
Sarah del A'Mont is a high ranking army official...
Oh really? Why should I let you?
2006-08-09, 08:39 PM
"The name is del A'Mont. *And I'll be surprised if you're high enough on the food chain to know the name of the person I've come to question."
2006-08-09, 08:43 PM
Colonel del A'Mont?
2006-08-09, 08:46 PM
Mhina lifts her chin in defiance, not answering him with words, her eyes narrowed.
2006-08-09, 08:50 PM
If you are Colonel del A'Mont, who is this?
The man motions to Lykan
2006-08-09, 08:51 PM
"I'm sorry...did you just question me?
What do I do?
2006-08-09, 08:57 PM
Unless you answer my questions, you aren't getting in, Colonel.
I guess if we're gonna do this nonviolenly as possible, we just need to answer his questions...
2006-08-09, 08:58 PM
"The boy is the prisoner's son. That's all you need to know."
2006-08-09, 09:02 PM
And who is this prisoner?
Umm... Sevix Mordosen. I think he's the only one old enough to qualify as a father.
2006-08-09, 09:04 PM
2006-08-09, 09:07 PM
And this is his son?
2006-08-09, 09:08 PM
Mhina scowls, "Did I stutter?"
2006-08-09, 09:11 PM
Put them under arrest.
The guards in the rooms head over and grab Mhina and Lykan and begins dragging them upstairs
2006-08-09, 09:14 PM
Mhina tries to pull away from the guards, "What the hell are you doing?!"
2006-08-09, 09:17 PM
Trying to decieve a prisonmaster is a crime, and you're being imprisoned for it.
The guards continue to drag them up the stairs
Can we do this my way yet?
2006-08-09, 09:19 PM
Fine Mhina's eyes begin to glow bright blue and ice begins to collect around the hands that hold her, showing the beginnings of ice burns.
2006-08-09, 09:24 PM
Lykan grins and fire shockwaves from him, knocking the guards into the walls and down the stairs. He grabs his golemic arm from his pack, and shifts back to his human form, and reattaches the arm.
The guards on Mhina scream in pain as their bodies are blackened and frozen by the cold she emits...
2006-08-09, 09:25 PM
Mhina tugs away from those that had a grip on her and approaches Lykan.
2006-08-09, 09:28 PM
He begins heading up the stairs
That guy probably has the army informed about this, we need to work fast...
HIs hands glow, incinerating another group of gurds blocking their path
2006-08-09, 09:30 PM
Mhina keeps an eye on their back, an ice spear in her hand.
2006-08-09, 09:37 PM
As Lykan incinerates another group of guards, a door to a first floor appears to the right. Lykan runs in and begins searching the cells, stopping at one of a black haired girl lying on the ground. Her arms and legs are bent at odd angles.
Ghost... GHOST! Are you okay!?
The girl is unresponsive
2006-08-09, 09:40 PM
Mhina steps in, her eyes seeming to illuminate the room. "I can heal her. She is alive?"
2006-08-09, 09:43 PM
Lykan rams into the bars of the cell over and over until it collapses and he rushes in and kneels down besides her
She has a pulse...
2006-08-09, 09:45 PM
Mhina walks in, her eyes take on a darker tone. She sets the bones in place and her hands glow brightly as she places one hand on the girl's forehead, and the other on an arm.
2006-08-09, 09:52 PM
The bones refuse, and any cuts bruises she has dissapear. She bolts to an upright possision, taking an offensive fighting stance
Lykan sighs in relief to see she's okay
Crap... so they are all in here...
2006-08-09, 10:04 PM
We better hurry, then... Mhina stands and moves out of the cell.
2006-08-09, 10:08 PM
Lykan looks around, and spots another familiar face, that of an albino boy. His hands seemed to be shatteres, and he has puncture wounds in his arms. Lykan smashes the bars and continues into the cell
He's good, too.
2006-08-09, 10:10 PM
Mhina follows him and does the same procedure she did with the girl. This is...so wrong...
2006-08-09, 10:15 PM
The boy's eyes flick open, and chains appear out of nowhere, wrapping around the necks of Lykan and Mhina. When he sees who they are, the chains dissipear. The girl named Ghost hugs the boy
Glad to see your alive too.
He looks up to Lykan
The albino looks to Mhina
Who's this? Is anyone else alive?
2006-08-09, 10:18 PM
Mhina shivers as the chains wrap around her neck. She doesn't seem much better once they disappear. Let's keep looking...
2006-08-09, 10:24 PM
The albino leaps up
I'll make sure no one else tries to get up while you guys look.
Atos and the albino head for the staircase, several seconds later, guards and soldiers can be heard screaming
Lykan walks over one more cell, and within is a smaller dark skinned boy. His hands seemed to be have been cut off, not at all cleanly. He whimpers as his wounds bleed.
Raggs! Hold on!
Lykan smases the bars
2006-08-09, 10:27 PM
Mhina steps in, looking down at the boy.
I can do something similar to carterizing the wound...but I can't give him back his hands... She does as she says, healing off his arms the best she can.
2006-08-09, 10:33 PM
Lykan sighs, and Raggs continues wimpering... He seems unresponsive to Mhina's healing, though the wounds have closed.
These guys are sick... Taking away our most potent weapons...
Lykan goes to look closer at Raggs
Goddammit, they burnt his eyes out...
2006-08-09, 10:36 PM
Mhina kneels beside the boy and places a hand over his eyes. She casts healing powers so that it doesn't hurt anymore. She then starts tearing the rim around her skirt thick enough to cover his eyes. "Raggs, right? I know it's upsetting...but we have a cleric back home that can heal you...for now you'll have to come with us like this." She starts to wrap the cloth around his eyes.
2006-08-09, 10:39 PM
Raggs continues sobbing, and mutters something in a foreign language.
If everyone else is like this...
2006-08-09, 10:42 PM
Mhina hugs Raggs tightly, clinging to him protectively. Her eyes fade a bit, We have to hurry, Lykan...this power is taking too much from me...
2006-08-09, 10:52 PM
Lykan searches around some more
Then save your powers for healing, I'll take care of everything else...
There's no one else on this floor, let's go.
Lykan heads for the door, goes up some more, blasting some more of the guards as they do, and enters the second floor. A black skinned elf lies bloody and tattered on the floor, with the same puncture wounds as the albino. He looks up to them lazily as Lykan smashes in the door.
2006-08-09, 11:01 PM
Mhina gives Raggs over to Lykan and moves in on the dark skinned elf, healing his wounds quickly.
2006-08-09, 11:07 PM
Lykan swings Raggs onto his back
THe black skinned elf stumbles to his feet and rubs his eyes.
I think he's been drugged...
2006-08-09, 11:10 PM
Then he's the lucky one...it blocks out some of the pain... Mhina supports the elf, bringing one of his arms over her shoulders as she stands.
2006-08-09, 11:22 PM
The elf shakes his head, motioning that he's good to stand
Ugh... Ishardtaspeak... Think...
Can you cast spells?
Great... Come with us then.
Lykan walks a few cells over when another voice calls out
It's Lykan! Hey, get me out of here!
A blue skinned human-like creature sits in a cell adjacent Lykan. The bars seem to be red hot.
Lykan summons his katana's and slices the bars up, allowing him to step out. He seems to have no injuries whatsoever. He grins, and cracks his knuckles
I've got a bone to pick with the guards.
We cleared out the bottom floors, and Klaine and Atos are taking care of any that might be coming in from outside.
Then I'll clear the way for yah.
He heads out, going up the stairs.
Lykan continues along to a cell holding a pale figure, with glazed eyes and greyish skin.
Lykan smashes in the bars, and walks over to the figure. He doesn't respond
2006-08-09, 11:31 PM
Mhina steps in, quietly, watching Lykan.
2006-08-09, 11:36 PM
Lykan kneels down besides the gray skinned man, checks his pulse, and sighs.
2006-08-09, 11:38 PM
Mhina bows her head sadly.
2006-08-09, 11:42 PM
Lykan says a short prayer, and plases a hand on the one named Mask's forehead. His body is set alight. He gets up, and passes Mhina looking for any more of his friends
Before you say anything, that was a cremation.
Lykan checks all the cells one last time, and begins to head for upstairs
2006-08-09, 11:46 PM
Mhina gives him that 'what did you think I was going to say' look and then follows after him.
2006-08-09, 11:54 PM
It seems that the blue human had made quick work of the guards. There bodies lay everywhee...
Lykan steps into the third floor cell room, and finding no one, heads out to the fourth floor, in which he does find someone, a rather pale humanoid with more puncture wounds as well as shatterarms and legs.
Dammit, not Trebor too...
Lykan smashes the bars in
2006-08-09, 11:58 PM
Mhina looked on, praying that this one wasn't dead as well, though it seemed like the chances weren't in their favour.
2006-08-10, 12:13 AM
Lykan checks for a pulse, seemingly with good results. He looks up and smiles weakly to Mhina
2006-08-10, 12:32 AM
Mhina kneels beside Lykan and gives extra energy to the wounded man. She seems to pale considerably at the effort.
2006-08-10, 12:43 AM
The man sits up
Ugh... What happened?
You got captured. Can you shadowjump?
The first thi-
Can you, or not?
The man concentrates, flickers out of existanse momentarily, and stands
Then jump out of here, and take a ship. Get it ready out of the side of the building.
The figure nods, and dissipears. several minutes later, THe blue humanoid comes downstairs with a four more maimed prisoners.
They were all I could find...
Lykan sighs, and goes to check the rest of the cells on the floor...
2006-08-10, 12:47 AM
Mhina does her best to heal the four that were brought from the upper floor. By the time she follows Lykan she's absolutely exhausted.
2006-08-10, 12:56 AM
Lykan Looks around finding no one else, he runs downstairs. Several minute later, th sounds of soldiers get closer and closer to the room, and Lykan, Klaine, and Ghost rush into the room. Lykan concentrates for a few moments, and a wall of steel appears in the doorway.
Everyone stand back.
Lykan gathers energy in his hands, as much as he did the time he killed Trog... And releases it onto a wall. Where it once was now is a tunnel to the outside world.
Go go go!
2006-08-10, 12:58 AM
Mhina stays behind to make sure Lykan's okay as the rest go, but also she doesn't have any energy and is not as used to jumping out of buildings or fighting as the others.
2006-08-10, 01:00 AM
Lykan looks to Mhina as the rest rush to the end of the tunnel
2006-08-10, 01:02 AM
Mhina nods, I'm afraid I have overexerted myself..
2006-08-10, 01:05 AM
Lykan shifts to his Hybrid form
An airship hoves in front of the hole Lykan made, and the escapees begin to pile onto the ship
2006-08-10, 01:06 AM
Mhina climbs onto his back, clinging to his neck weakly.
2006-08-10, 01:14 AM
Lykan holds onto her arms and sprints down the hall way and leaps onto the ship
The ship bolts upward, and power around it flickers. It speeds out over the ocean, where several more ships follow
No you don't!
Out of the side of the ship emerges four more thrusters. they flare to life, and the ground below them seems to blur away. Several minutes later, the ship slows down again, to reveal open ocean n all directions
I know a little town were we can go...
Lykan puts down Mhina and heads to the back of the ship. Several minutes later, the ship flies off in a different direction, back to the Town...
2006-08-10, 01:16 AM
Mhina approaches the side of the ship, looking at the water. She sighs, leaning against the railing.
2006-08-10, 01:18 AM
Lykan sits next to Mhina as the rest of the crew either head below deck or talk to eachother.
2006-08-10, 01:21 AM
Mhina nods. I feel like sleeping a million days...
2006-08-10, 01:23 AM
Then I guess it's time to go to bed...
Lykan picks up Mhina
Let's see how bad the cabins are on this ship.
2006-08-10, 01:25 AM
Mhina smiles, placing her hands over her stomach since he's carrying her, and lays her head against his chest. "I love you."
2006-08-10, 01:28 AM
I love you too.
Lykan grins and checks one of the cabins, which seems to lack the luxery of Lykan's ship, but still contains a bed to sleep in, in which Lykan lays Mhina down.
2006-08-10, 01:29 AM
Mhina smiles tiredly, Good night, Lykan. She then closes her eyes, drifting off to sleep.
2006-08-10, 01:35 AM
The airship flies off into the night...
Several hours later, the airship lands in the Town. The crew piles off and heads to any Inn available. Lykan remains on the ship with Mhina.
2006-08-10, 10:48 AM
Mhina wakes and sits up, looking around.
2006-08-10, 01:05 PM
2006-08-10, 03:14 PM
Mhina smiles and kisses Lykan, nodding. *Better, since I knew we got them out of there. *Is Raggs okay?
(ugh..wow this is taking forever, but I gtg again...feel like I'm gonna throw up, and the warm computer isn't helping...)
2006-08-10, 04:14 PM
He still kind of in shock... But I think he'll be okay. He's already lost one eye...
2006-12-08, 06:39 PM
The dragon and Mhina appear a few hundred yards shy of the main gate of the city
I've got a pretty simple plan to get you inside... But you need to find a way to disguise yourself.
2006-12-08, 06:42 PM
Mhina looks at him, and her powers seem to swirl around her. She begins to grow, and though her skin and hair remain the same colour her ears elongate and her eyes become gray. Is a snow elf good for you or do you want to be a bit more specific?
2006-12-08, 06:45 PM
The closest elf tribes here live in the desert... If you can darken your skin and hair, it works.
The dragon begins to grow rapidly
2006-12-08, 06:46 PM
Mhina scowls, It's not so easy on my powers...but very well. She shrinks again and her skin becomes a brown colour, her hair dark.
2006-12-08, 06:49 PM
The dragon nods
Now begin running toward the gate like your life depended on it, screaming your lungs out...
The dragon stops growing when it weaches the size of a large boat
2006-12-08, 06:51 PM
Mhina raises an eyebrow at the dragon before smiling, figuring it out. She turns from him and runs toward the gate. She takes a deep breath, HEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPPP!
2006-12-08, 06:58 PM
The dragon leaps up in the air and roars, spraying fire in literally every direction except where Mhina was currently running. The guards at the gate suddenly become alert, firing mounted cannons at the approching dragon, who just swats away the balls, unhindered...
2006-12-08, 07:02 PM
Mhina bangs on the gate, Let me in! By the gods let me in!
2006-12-08, 07:06 PM
A smaller door to the side oof the main gate swings open, and a woman in full plate grabs Mhina by the back of the dress and pulling her into the wall. The battle continues to rage on outside
Goddamned dragons! You bar them from the city and then all hell breaks loose again!
2006-12-08, 07:07 PM
Mhina breathes rapidly, trying to catch her breath from the rush of adrenaline. Thank the gods, she bows deeply to the woman, Thank you much for your help.
2006-12-08, 07:13 PM
The woman loads what appears to be a musket with a very long barrel with some red bullets
Damned dragons. Don't care who they try to kill anymore...
2006-12-08, 07:14 PM
She shakes her head, No, no...it's okay. I possibly angered him somehow and didn't realize it.
2006-12-08, 07:21 PM
The woman sticks the barrel out of a small slot in the wall, taking aim at the creature
Doubtful. These things have turned maliscious ever since the order of the elimination of the tribes outside of the city...
She fires a shot, and the dragon screeches
Dammit, that hurt! What the hell!
2006-12-08, 07:23 PM
Mhina looks out in shock, Tribes?
2006-12-08, 07:29 PM
The woman lines up another shot
Yes. The Hal'gaean trolls, the stone giants of the Shattered Valley, the wolfmen of the Howling Wind, and those Blackscale lizardfolk... The king keeps declaring that the barbarians can't be trusted anymore outside our city walls... I think the breaking point with tribal violence within the city had to do with a pair of werewolves leading a massive prisonbreak...
She fires, but no draconic screesh is heard, just more roaring and blasts of flame
2006-12-08, 07:31 PM
Mhina's eyes widen and she bites her lip, That's...terrible.
2006-12-08, 07:33 PM
Yeah, I know... Two or three alleged demonspawn were in that prison... They escaped on an airship and headed south. Nobody could really find them after that.
Aim, fire, miss...
2006-12-08, 07:36 PM
I think I'd like to help...how does one join the military?
2006-12-08, 07:39 PM
She lines up another shot, this one finding its mark
Are you a citizen?
2006-12-08, 07:42 PM
Mhina shakes her head. No. I'm not from anywhere around here. I am currently without residence.
2006-12-08, 07:49 PM
The dragon screeches and flaps away in mock pain, though a few holes in his hide are still visible. The woman relaxes, and turns to face Mhina
Only citizens can join the army... I'm sorry, but you would have to go to the town hall and get citezenship first... Would you like to know where that is? I can send you there with an escort...
2006-12-08, 07:50 PM
Mhina nods. Please.
2006-12-08, 07:56 PM
A rather malnourished looking man jumps, and faces the woman
Take this civilian to the town hall. She might be helping us protect the city from seige soon...
The starved man looks over at Mhina
Follow me, miss...
He opens a door on the opposite side of the wall, revealing the city beyond it...
2006-12-08, 07:59 PM
Mhina nods and follows the young man.
2006-12-08, 08:02 PM
The man leads her through a crowded bazar
So, what brought you here, of all places? I thought the elven societies to the south had quelled those rebellions... There would be no reason to emmigrate...
2006-12-08, 08:12 PM
Mhina shakes her head, I didn't live there. I've been a traveller. Can you tell me much about your society?
2006-12-08, 08:15 PM
The man named Moren shrugs, holding an out an arm in front of Mhina and letting a merchant's cart pass in front of them
It's a big city... Anything in particular?
2006-12-08, 08:20 PM
Mhina steps back and looks around. I've never been in a big city before. I'm not familiar with the magicks and things...
2006-12-08, 08:25 PM
The man leads her toward a large stone building with a series of columns set up before its entrance
Artificers here make a lot of money. Magical item makers, I mean. They essentially have contributed everything from the constant warm tempreture within the city to the fields of force that domes over us.
He points to a semitransperant blue barrier above them
2006-12-08, 08:27 PM
Mhina looks up at the dome and sighs, My boyfriend was trying to teach me artificing...before he was killed...
2006-12-08, 08:30 PM
The man sighs, reaching the steps of the building
That's so sad... What happened to him?
2006-12-08, 08:32 PM
Mhina shakes her head, I don't know...I wasn't there when it happened.
2006-12-08, 08:38 PM
The man shakes his head
He leads Mhina into the building, crowds of people scurrying around in every direction, and to a desk in the northwest corner. A woman at the desk looks up
This young lady wishes to apply for citezenship.
The woman points down a hallway, going back to a pile of paperwork on her desk. The soldier looks back at Mhina
Can you take it from here?
2006-12-08, 08:40 PM
Mhina nods to the soldier, Yes, thank you. Once she's excused herself she heads down the hallway.
2006-12-08, 08:47 PM
The hallway is much less packed with people, though it is still rather hard to navigate through. At the end of the hallway is a room with several other elves, halflings, even some creatures of celestial ancestry sitting in chairs placed lining the walls of the rooms, filling out forms. Another woman sits at this desk, oddly similar in appearence to the one that directed her here.
Can I help you?
2006-12-08, 08:48 PM
I am looking for citizenship.
2006-12-08, 08:51 PM
The woman holds out some forms with the following questions printed onto them
Place of Birth:
Have you had any diseases in the past? If so, which affliction(s)?:
Have you been part of any resistance groups in the past? If so, which one(s)?:
Have you had training in combat?:
Do you know how to use arcana magic?:
Do you know how to use psionic powers?:
Do you have relatives in Wurmwreath?:
2006-12-08, 08:55 PM
Mhina looks over the form before thinking up something and filling out the form quickly:
Last Name: Firestorm
First Name: Ivellios
Place of Birth: Calimport
Affiliations: Temple of Iames
Have you had any diseases in the past? If so, which affliction(s)?: no
Have you been part of any resistance groups in the past? If so, which one(s)?: no
Have you had training in combat?: some
Do you know how to use arcana magic?: no
Do you know how to use psionic powers?: yes
Do you have relatives in Wurmwreath?: no
She then takes the papers back up to the woman.
2006-12-08, 09:00 PM
The woman nods
Okay Miss... Firestorm... You have to go through a physical examination next... That room there.
She points to another door on the west side of the room
2006-12-08, 09:01 PM
Mhina grimaces but nods and heads to the room indicated.
2006-12-08, 09:07 PM
A man in clerical clothing looks up, holding a copy of the forms Mhina had filled out moments before
Miss Ivellios Firestorm?
2006-12-08, 09:08 PM
Mhina nods, Yes.
2006-12-08, 09:16 PM
The doctor nods, measuring her hight, wieght, pulse, breathing patterns, and body tempreture. He looks down at the recorded body tempreture of 0
I'm sorry... I think the tempreture gauge might be broken... I'll be right back.
He leaves the room, leaving behind the forms and his equipment...
2006-12-08, 09:34 PM
Mhina freezes for a moment, trying to figure out what to do. She then uses a psionic trick to raise her blood temperature.
2006-12-08, 09:37 PM
The man comes back
Okay, we have a brand new one here...
He uses it on Mhina, and the device makes a "ding" sound
Looks like you're all set...
He puts the papers on a circular rune on his desk, and they dissipear in a beam of light. He looks out the door
2006-12-08, 09:50 PM
Mhina nods her thanks to him. Forgive me...but am I now a citizen, or is there more?
2006-12-08, 09:54 PM
Unless you plan on buying property today, no.
A male desert elf entering the room looks at Mhina lustful look as he enters the room
2006-12-08, 09:56 PM
Mhina bows to the doctor and nods to the elf as she makes her way out. She heads to the main foyer and tries to get the lady's attention that she'd first seen, Excuse me...
2006-12-08, 09:58 PM
The woman looks up again
Yes, Miss Firestorm?
2006-12-08, 10:01 PM
Can you direct me to the building where I may register to join the guard?
2006-12-08, 10:11 PM
The Central Guard is in the West Tower, on the westernmost part of the city.
The woman goes back to her paperwork
2006-12-08, 10:13 PM
Mhina bows and heads in that direction.
2006-12-08, 10:23 PM
Several minutes later, Mhina finds herself at a tall black tower, attached directly to the city wall. Inside is a broad looking man assigning parts of the city to a group of smaller men in women of various races. He looks up at Mhina, with an annoyed look on his face
Adress complaints in the other room, missy.
2006-12-08, 10:25 PM
Mhina shakes her head, I do not complain often. I'm here for a job.
2006-12-08, 10:38 PM
The man gives a grunt of laughter
What makes you thin your cut for it, missy?
2006-12-08, 10:39 PM
Mhina produces a dagger out of ice and tosses it right at the toe of the man's shoe.
2006-12-08, 10:43 PM
The man raises an eyebrow, kicking away the dagger
Mages usually go to the arcane labs... What makes you different?
2006-12-08, 10:46 PM
Mhina shakes her head, I'm not a mage. I'm a psionicist. And a fighter.
2006-12-08, 10:55 PM
The man rolls his eyes
He looks out at a guard about to leave the room
Jaet! Proove this girls worth, will you?
The man nods, drawing out a pistol instantly and letting off several shots at Mhina
2006-12-08, 10:57 PM
Mhina throws up an ice shield and then pounds her hand into it, sending shards of the ice flying at the one charged to prove her worth.
2006-12-08, 11:12 PM
The man (and several others) is impaled by the ice shards, and falls to the ground. The captain grunts
Take him to the medics.
He turns to Mhina
Do you have registration?
2006-12-08, 11:14 PM
Mhina looks around, a bit confused. If you're talking about citizinship, then yes...if you're talking about anything else, no.
2006-12-08, 11:18 PM
The man nods
Citezenship. Yes. What's your name, then?
Medics haul the injured men and women away
2006-12-08, 11:19 PM
Ivellios Firestorm Mhina states.
2006-12-08, 11:24 PM
He nods, laying a hand on a circular rune on his desk, and the papers appear in a flash of light. He scans it and tosses ot back on his table grinning slightly
I still don't get why you'd want to be a gaurd... The artificers make much more money.
2006-12-08, 11:25 PM
Mhina shakes her head, I'm no good at artificing...I've taken a shy approach to it due to a bad experience.
2006-12-08, 11:31 PM
The man shrugs, heading back to his desk
I bet it's a nice story. Your stationed at the mages district tonight. Get going if you want your full pay.
2006-12-08, 11:33 PM
Mhina nods and heads out. She sighs and makes her way to the Mage's quarter.
2006-12-08, 11:52 PM
Another man, carrying a quarterstaff, follows Mhina, grumbling
Stupid job... *grumble* stupid prison... *grumble*... again *grumble*
2006-12-08, 11:54 PM
Mhina glances back at the man, Something wrong?
2006-12-08, 11:57 PM
The man scowls at her
I have to work those goddamned prisons again... Smells like urine and there's no place to take a freakin' nap.
2006-12-08, 11:59 PM
Mhina nods, I will trade you. I am heading to the mage's quarter and have no interest in watching over a bunch of arrogant wizards.
2006-12-09, 12:03 AM
The man raises an eyebrow
The man thinks for a second
I could pass for a begger there... Thanks rookie!
He begins to head in the direction of the wizards quarters. The prison is clearly visible from where Mhina currently stands, a black pillar staring down on the rest of the citezens of the city...
2006-12-09, 12:04 AM
Mhina bows with a smile as the other guard disappears and makes her way toward the prison.
2006-12-09, 12:08 AM
Other guards can be seen exiting the prison as Mhina approaches. One of them taps Mhina on the shoulder
You the new guy?
2006-12-09, 12:14 AM
Mhina nods to him. Yes sir.
2006-12-09, 12:16 AM
5th floor. better get in now before weasel man notices your late.
He heads off into the night
2006-12-09, 12:18 AM
She nods and heads in the direction she was sent.
2006-12-09, 12:21 AM
The weasel man looks up from behind his desk on the first floor momentarily before shaking his head and going back to work. When Mhina gets to the 5th floor, she finds that she is the only gaurd up their, among an entire full block of cells. Some of the prisoners make cat calls from their cells
2006-12-09, 12:23 AM
Mhina glances toward the cells momentarily before searching the room for the extraction device.
2006-12-09, 12:25 AM
The floor is occupied only by cells, and their convicts
2006-12-09, 12:30 AM
Mhina looks over the cells to see if there's any man in the cells that might have once been a guard.
2006-12-09, 12:37 AM
None of the men seem to carry themselves like a guard, most just act like a lecherous group of animals
2006-12-09, 12:39 AM
Mhina flips the group off before disappearing to head upstairs to continue her search, quietly.
2006-12-09, 12:46 AM
THe next ten floors yeild no results, just cells, prisoners, and guards. The 15th floor however appears to be different. There are no cells, no prisoners... Just an empty room with a single torch and a platform in the middle. More stairs lead upwards on the other side of the room
2006-12-09, 12:47 AM
Mhina approaches the platform, stealthily.
2006-12-09, 12:50 AM
It appears to have chains and leather straps coming from each corner. Various scalpels, screws, saws, and whips lay in a container aside the platform, coverd in dried blood...
2006-12-09, 12:52 AM
Mhina steps away and grimaces. She continues heading upstairs.
2006-12-09, 12:55 AM
The next floor contains a series of heavy machineryClanking and whirring rythmically. A man in blue clothing leans back n a chair, obviously asleep...
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