Dec 20 2009, 10:07 AM
Much blood had been spilt in such a short amount of time, the group had already killed several Ruined Ones thanks to magic and cunning.
The group had even slain a Pirate Captain and defeated a Ruined Guider, their fame was slowly growing in the short amount of time that their hometown had been taken from beneath their feet.
The long path between the Tunnel of tricks and Morento had made itself known when part of the group had decided to walk while the others had choosen to take to the skies with A'sia's group.
Drake threw a cloak over his shoulders and lifted the hood over his head, there were a few others left in the cart, which was also filled with long lasting food and water.
"We've got a long walk from here." He mentioned to the others.
"Lets try not to get distracted, we have to make it to Morento as quick as possible, the Prince could be in danger."
Drake reminded them.
((OOC: Just post as normal, I got pretty confused with the end of the last topic too.
Don't worry yourself about continuity, things got pretty confusing, at least for me anyway.
Just go with the flow, I guess this ones a little bit after leaving the tunnel of tricks, I think the in-RP walk to Morento would be about 7 days
So probably 2 for an airship? Although I don't know what kind A'sia's group has, whether its steam powered or Rune engine?
Dec 20 2009, 10:47 AM
Allistor nodded in agreement and gripped the hilt of sword. He never trusted the the barbarians who were tagging along with them. He stayed at the back of the group taking in the scenery and also keeping a eye on Jimba. "How many days do you think it would take us to reach Morento by foot?" He sighed wishing they had extra space in the flying ship for everyone. Allistor liked walking but he rather be up in the air where it would take less time to get to thier destination.
Dec 20 2009, 11:28 AM
[OoC: I think I should reintroduce Jarvis as well. The Avon-Nova scenario was his debut, and nothing made sense. How about we just say he tagged along right after the Tunnel of Tricks? If not, I'll edit ths to make it his debut post. Also, Dang it, I edited 3 pages of posts for this? No!!! lol]
Jimba sighed as he took out a herb smoke stick." 7 days probably. The airship probably would've taken a day or somethin, I dunno." Jimba looked at Allistor, who was stiff as a tree." Why are you so hesitant? Calm down, no one's out to get you. We all need each other to survive. Jimba then frowned at Jarvis." Well, almost everyone." Jimba looked at Drake." Hey, Drake! Throw me one of those hoods, it's gonna be freezing tonight, I can tell."
Jarvis was brushing his hair when he was approached by Henri." What's up?" Henri walked right next to him, drinking." Why are you going to Morento? Why not come with me to Eurastus?" Jarvis laughed at Henri." I'm no barbarian...or should I say Shaman? I don't like that lifestyle, I've always longed for more. Morento is probably the closest thing to hope I've got right now." Jarvis put the brush away nto his fur coat." I always wanted to go back to Eurastus, though. Maybe one day."
Dec 20 2009, 01:19 PM
((@Darkblade: Best if its steam powered. I mean rune powered would be sorta farfetched with the technowlegy they have. Their technology is more futuristic, not geographic.))
((@Jimba: Cool with me.))
((Guys who are on the airship, you don't mind if I make it nightime, do you? If not just say it was morning.))
Underneath the moon, A'Sia's vessel was well on its way to Morento. The entire night, Nobu sat ontop of the bow's railings, taking a tobacco stick and lit up. Something started to feel unpleasant the minute he started looking at the moon. The times when he sat in dark puddles in the alleyways at Welstram gazing up at the moon. Those lonely feelings of being anti-social to the other peasants who walked the streets.Nobu wanted more. He wanted to seek what humans liked to call "being a civilized person." His entire life he was called a monster. He took a pull from his smoke and blew the smoke toward the moon. Putting on a wide grin, he closed his eyes and felt the breeze blowing against his face.
So...is it now that I'am known as a "person" rather than a "monster?" Do they accept me for who I am? Damien, Oliver...Dixie, Aggie! that muscler bimbo! Or do they only see the brimstone in me? The slaughters? the lives I've waisted? Their screams...? Their agony!? If this is true...then the thing they're carrying along is that same "vampire" from long before!
Nobu took another pull from his tobacco stick and stood up. In the center of the deck, Nobu slowly took his favorite short sleeved shirt/hoody. The cloth graced the wood of the deck with its thread. Reaching down, he took the twin-bladed claws from his belt and strapped one to each hand. Looking into the distance without blinking, he felt his biggest fear...Atonement. "Alright! You want some!" Nobu shouted, "Come get some!" He crouched into an offensive stance and started to claw uncontrollably at the wind. One diagon down, then two...then three...then five! Three women...two children. One boy...one girl. Becoming more aware of his fury, he stopped, panting. His veins could literally be seen. However...he realized that he cannot act in fear infront of the crewmembers. He took a deep breath and put on his shirt. He started pacing around the deck, rubbing his head.
Dec 20 2009, 02:13 PM
Oliver accompanied the others and then rubbed his chin upon hearing the prince being mentioned. Hmm...Theodore, i wonder if he even alredy knows about all this. It's possible, news travel quickly. Quickly indeed, but apparently not quick enough for him to send people here to search for us! Maybe he simply didn't have anyone to send? You really think my cousin, who happens to be the god damn prince, would go to a city without at least a few soldiers or so? Unlike most royalty at his age, your cousin can actually take care of himself. Yeah i guess you're rig- Wait, what? You should probably go keep watch over the people and make sure no one gets lost from the group, everyone's pretty tired and i'm sure there are people who could use your help. Ok, fine, but what did you mean by that?! That, what? You know...While you were talking about Theodore. Oh, i merely said he was the best candidate for king. Let's face it Master Oliver, you may have had your moments, but you're not a leader.
Oliver took a deep sigh. I know, i know...I was hoping that sealing off my emotions with the pact magic would help at least a bit. The interesting thing is...I haven't noticed much of a change in your emotions at all. Wha- You noticed it too? Yes... Well...I can't explain it, really, i did what Damien said, i thought of what i wanted to give up and i thought of my emotions... Jeeves let out a 'hmm' as if taking a moment to think. Would it be possible that you accidentally thought of something else during the process, and lost something else, instead? You...Think that may be the case? Maybe, maybe not, like Damien said you would loose most of the part of you that was chosen, not it's whole. Maybe you were such an emotional person that the loss barely affected you. I honestly hope that was supposed to be a compliment. Sure, let's go with that. I swear to God i'm gonna- Oliver's line of thought was interrupted when he walked face-on into a rock. He put both hands on his nose and let out a yelp. "That...Hurt..." You should pay more attention to where you're going. One day, i'm gonna find a way to shut you up, and when i do, i'll do it veeery slowly.
Dec 20 2009, 02:36 PM
[WOW.... I was going to apologise for being out all day, but I'm glad I didn't post, what a mess.... Anyway]
Damien smiled into the brisk twilight wind. Moving again was peaceful, gave him time to think of spells and ideas, like an inventor building watches in his head. Some time into the walk, Damien saw Oliver looking slightly confused.
Damien came up behind Oliver and patted him on the shoulder, 'Is something up?' He asked politely, 'You seem a little bit... Troubled. Anything I can help you with?'
Dec 20 2009, 02:44 PM
Oliver slowly turned to Damien. "Ah...It's nothing, just dealing with Jeeves being an idiot." I'm not even gonna comment to that. Ask him about the pact thing. "Oh yeah, so uhm, would it be possible that...While making that last part of the pact, with that shining sphere, back at the circus remember?" He took a moment to think of a way to ask it, and then took a deep breath and asked away. "Let's suppose i thought of giving up a different part of myself during that, even if only for a second, would it take that off instead? What about if i have so much of that certain part i want to give up, that when i loose it, it's barely noticeable?" He took a pause and then muttered quietly to Damien. "Also, is there a way to shut up the pact spirit?" You aware, whispering is completely useless, right? LEAVE ME ALONE!
Dec 20 2009, 02:54 PM
((Is Asyke dead?))
Allistor looked at Jimba in the eye. "Oh yes im going to forget about the time where you took Dixie hostage. I'm also gonna forget how you attacked the group and blamed me for soemthing i never did." God...Barbarians are stupid and forgetful arn't they?Hehe he is forgetful. I wonder if you could kill him this time. Seeing as how you guys are travelling together. Just a simple stab through the haert while he is asleep..Don't tempt me. He juest kept walking making sure he was at the back of the group.
Dec 20 2009, 03:15 PM
[[OOC:So im going to take it me and aggie are at the part where i was to beat the sh- out of her.lol.if not ill edit =P]]
Dixie turned around and looked at Aggie."You just gonna sit there or you gonna say something?" Dixie was becoming aggrivated with Aggie and was desperate to figure out wahat was going on with her and Nobu.-her being Dixie-
"I'm done with this..." Dixie walked away. Can we please get to Morento now so i can get away from all this mess...I'm over it.im SO over it.Needs to end....Now.I hate fl- Her thoguhts were interupted when she stumbled to the side of the air ship form the slight movement. DAMNIT!
Dec 20 2009, 03:19 PM
[OoC: No, she fled. The battle was getting too long.]
Jimba snapped. It got to the point where no matter what he did, he still was an ass. Why be nice? Because you look better when you're calm, from the way I see those girls who were inspecting the fight. I should be the better man. Dammit I must be the better man...the part that pisses me off is that I know I can take him out...I just don't want to. Jimba stopped right where he was, looked Allistor back into the eye, and smiled as politely as he can." Let's talk, ok? First, I know what I did was wrong, yes, but I was blinded by rage. Second, I could've killed you multiple times, and I knew it. I ain't never once not thought about round 2. Third, I'm only blaming you because I know you did it. The evidence yells it out, and dammit if you can't remember, you're a bigger dumb ass then I thought. Now I've tried to hold myself back from you...to keep a new sense of honor. But if you want to see the Evil Jimba you saw before, go ahead and say it. I'll strike you down here."
Jarvis asked Henri about Jimba." Why dosen't he like me? Or that guy?" Henri sighed, then began to clean his ears." Jimba is a guy who holds grudges. That Allistor guy killed his uncle, and he hates him for it. Even though it's obvious Allistor went black and dosen't know he did it. I guess he's been trying to be nice up untill now. You? Eh. Jimba probably hates you because you're bougie. Wait...he dosen't hate you. He wants to test you. His uncle was bougie as well, but Jimba learned the hard way that it dosen't mean he's not strong. He's probably waiting for you to prove it to him that you are tough. Tough means respect with him."
Dec 20 2009, 03:43 PM
Allistor smirked. He liked how it was so easy for him to make Jimba mad. Now only he could find a way to make Jima leave the group. He is so easy to pissed off. Its like you are the thing that pisses him off the most.Well i "supposedly" kill his uncle. That would tick every other then me off. Dance my puppet dance! "You keep saying you could have killed me but i'm still here and alive and if i did kill him wouldn't the guards arrested me? Meaning you keep on holding on to this idea that killed your uncle." He just walked past Jimba and up near the fornt but for some unknown reason he whispered "cheating ..."It was low enough that noone could hear it but only him. He didn't know why he said but just kept walking.
Dec 20 2009, 03:43 PM
Aggie was overcome. Back in the tunnel, she and Dixie seemed on the verge of becoming close friends. She was about to speak, when she was distracted by a noise. She turned to see Nobu swinging his blades at imaginary foes. Has he completely snapped!? She thought, her mouth hanging open. At that moment, she remembered. How could she forget? Nobu was probably still planning that "Diagan massacre". Aggie had hoped his return meant that he'd realized the foolishness of it, but, this was Nobu.
If he's still on that nonsense, he has to be stopped, she thought, for his own sake.
She shook her head to snap herself back to reality and turned back to Dixie, in time to see her stumble. Aggie offered her hand to help her up, "I know you don't like me very much, but I still consider you my friend. If you ever need help, I'm here for you," She smiled wryly, "Even if you don't want me to be."
Dec 20 2009, 03:58 PM
Dixie nodded and walked away.She had wished Oliver was around...Or at least that Nobu didn't crush the rose.Dixie wondered around the ship humming a small tune.She was bored out of her mind and desperate to get to Morento and to get AWAY from these people she has been stuck with for thew past week.
Dec 20 2009, 04:04 PM
Jimba felt his sanity leave him. Before he blacked out, he saw a visonof Ayske smiling at him, a smile of approval. This was the time to end this. You can't be nice to someone once the damage has been set. He heard a loud "Jimba, NO!" from Henri, but he didn't care. His Zweihander was out in a second and proceeded to slash ALlistor." I'm Baaaaaaack." Jimba said, smiling maniacally.
Henri put his head into his hand in disappointment. He turned to Allistor." He's not playing anymore, Allistor! Put your dukes up, he's ready to blow!"
Jarvis looked at the situation keenly. He felt chills down his spine looking at Allistor. That guy....so that's the guy, eh? He's got balls, that's for sure. Let's see if his power matches his mouth. Jarvis sat in the cart, and put his hair up.
Dec 20 2009, 04:20 PM
That could have gone better, Aggie thought, leaning against a wall, But at least we seem to have an understanding now. Dammit, Dixie, if I could hand Nobu over to you, I would, except that I wouldn't wish him on my worst enemy. I was so happy to see him when he came back, that I forgot what a selfish bastard he is. She shook her head, No, no, that's not true. There's a side to him that's very sweet and gentle and noble. I just wish he'd show it more often. Then again, no matter how he's acting at the moment, he's a magnet for trouble.
She stretched and yawned, "Aw, man. We can't get to Morento fast enough," She muttered under her breath. With Nobu acting crazy as usual, and her and Dixie apparently no longer being on speaking terms, there really wasn't anyone to talk to, except for A'Sia, and Aggie still wasn't completely at ease around her. On the other hand, though, there would be time to practice her magic. She was so close to duplicating the effects of Damien's projection spell she could feel it. With an eager grin, she plunked down on the deck, pulled a notebook out of her purse, and threw herself onto her studies while enjoying the brisk wind flowing through her hair.
Maybe this trip wouldn't be so bad after all.
[OOC: Since Aggie first used that spell to bitch out Nova, she technically hasn't used it yet.]
Dec 20 2009, 04:46 PM
((Yeah, Ayske has gone for now.))
Drake turned to see a fight begin to break out between Jimba and Allistor.
Jimba had started it, it seems.
"What the hell is going on!?" Drake entered the proximity of the fight.
"Put down your weapons this instant!"
Dec 20 2009, 04:56 PM
"Shut up." Jimba replied, still with the smile on his face." He wants to see me as a maniac, eh?! Well, he's got it! If he wants to settle this, why not now? I'll kill you!" Jimba said, with his Zweihander on one hand." I bet you that bitch you loved will reject you in the afterlife as well!"
Henri got up as well. He dashed towards where Drake was." You're not gonna talk him outta fighting at this point. We're gonna have to take care of em through arms." Henri got into a martial art stance." Jimba, I don't know what he said to you, but c'mon. You're better than that. Try to calm down. What would Frederick say?"
Jarvis stood there, still awaiting blood. He wanted to see how Jimba ticked, lest Jimba tries to attack him next.
Jimba sighed, then looked at Allistor." Listen, guy. I've tried to just put the past behind us, but if you can't allow that to happen, fine. But know this: we will settle this in Morento. I'll kill you the minute you reach there. I guess this is what happens when you're nice, eh?" Jimba pushed himself out of Drake's and Henri's shoulders. He took out a herb, and began to smoke it." Let's go. Morento is still days away. Denmarie's a good minute from here, though."
Dec 20 2009, 05:01 PM
[OoC it's almost like having an alternate timeline that simply never happened... well it technically is
Damien laughed a little, having once met Jeeves while visiting Oliver he knew that he was often a little too organised and overbearing, combined with a person who's always in your head, this can be a hard thing to deal with. Damien then answered Oliver's question, 'You don't feel different do you? I've noticed. Your acting just as you did before, the first few days you seemed darker, but maybe that was just a placebo. It's entirely possible you sacrificed something else, it's entirely possible you sacrificed a little of two separate things.' Damien laughed a little, 'All pacting really requires is that you sacrifice a part of your persona, who you are. It could be a memory, or a specific emotion... Some people try to sacrifice greed, but sacrifice jealousy by mistake. Sometimes emotions are confusing... If you were to imagine your first love, you might lose the power to love, or lose infatuation, or lust... It really depends on what you consider your emotions to be, and what they really are.'
Damien then lent in and whispered back to Oliver, 'A pact mage a few centuries ago was a massive hit with the women, but he had quite foolishly made a pact with his own mother, who disapproved of such frivolity... So he discovered a way to mute himself from his pact for say... twenty minutes.' Damien laughed and gave Oliver a little wink. 'It basically requires you to cast a spell that enables third party vision, then temporarily blind yourself... Same goes for ears. Your pact can see and hear what you see and hear, but can't see and hear your magic. He then developed a clarity spell that enabled him to separate which thoughts he and his mother would hear. It all sounds complex, but is actually rather simple, still I wouldn't attempt it yet, just tell Jeeves to watch himself or I'll cast the spell on you.'
Damien laughed then turned back nervously, 'You ready for another lesson?'
[OoC I hope you don't mind me having met Jeeves
, and sorry if my posting becomes less frequent, I tend to go out a lot more during the holidays
I also can be ... busy this time of year
Dec 20 2009, 05:06 PM
((god you guys type so darn fast))
Allistor shrugged. "I don't know what got into him. I but i say we leave him. What's to say that he won't try to kill me in my sleep? We can't have him travel with us. He attacked us twice." He looked at Henri. and smile. "If we decide that Jimba should leave are you going to go with him?" Allistor stopped looked at each and everyone of them. "I don't want to fight him when we reach Morento and if we did fight I don't want to rish my or his magic damageing or killing someone."
Dec 20 2009, 05:13 PM
((Froggy, you're kinda late, LOL.))
Oliver nodded in agreement and slightly grinned when he heard that there was a way to shut Jeeves up. I might resort to that, you know. Oh, please, i'm just trying to act as your conscience! I don't need you as my conscience...Now, keep your comments to yourself. "So Damien, what's next up in learning for me?"
((Very short post, i know, but i'm not in a very good mood, so sorry.))
Dec 20 2009, 05:51 PM
Henri looked at Allistor." Of course I would, Jimba's not a kid."
"Look, shut up right now Allistor, alright? I'm trying to calm down. " Jimba continued all of the herb's remains. He turned to Allistor, and said," Look, I know we can't be friends, but just listen to me: I'm not trying to kill you anymore. I'm trying to get out of the past, and live in the now. I don't want you to think I'm out to get you. I snapped now because I was trying so hard to be a good guy, but you kept on being hostile towards me. Can we just be men, and settle this: I'm sorry for all the stuff in the past. But will you forgive me?" Jimba put his hand out.
Dec 20 2009, 05:57 PM
Nobu went silent. Leaning over the rails, he smoked his tobacco stick, and stared out into the sky.
Meanwhile, A'Sia had been in the cockpit. She flipped a switch that turned on the intercom and alerted the passengers who were onboard. "Alright everyone. It may take another night or two to get to Morento. If we are on schedule, we will meet the other group there. One last thing, watch for thunder storms. The radar warns of a possible storm in the next hour or so. Be on the lookout and get to the cabins if it emerges. That is all." the comm link shut off. A'Sia sighed and risen from her seat. She figured she had to talk to someone about what Nobu said to her that night. She closed the door to the cockpit behind her and paced around the ship. Nobu was quiet, Dixie looked bored, and Aggie was reading something. She walked towad her after a kid with a ball ran past her catching what he tossed infront of him. "So uhh...whatcha reading?" A'Sia asked.
Dec 20 2009, 06:16 PM
He got to be either a bigger idiot then I thought or he is very forgetful.No hes actually being serious. I think its bloody hilarious. Allistor waved the hand away from him. "You just attacked ,Twice! You think I'm just gonna say 'Oh I'm just gonna shake your hand and we are going on our lovely ways 'till we arrive at Morento. Then we can have a fight' Tch you are very short sighted." He turned away and started to walk. "Let's go we need to get there."
Dec 20 2009, 06:21 PM
Aggie glanced up at A'Sia, "Oh, I'm going over a spell I've been working on. You remember Damien, right? He has this spell that creates illusionary duplicates of himself. I've been trying to get something similar working for me, since I figure it'd be a good way to keep in touch with the others." She closed the book, "Actually, I'm glad you're here. There's something I've been meaning to ask you, but things have been a little intense. Back at camp, you shouted something about a 'Magus Clan'. That's kind of been bothering me for a while. What is the Magus Clan?"
Dec 20 2009, 06:34 PM
"Then what the hell do you want me to do then, eh? Watch some bum ass look at me with daggers in his eyes? Look, I just tried to bury the whole thing so we can just get on with our lives. No more fights, none of this shit. So what the hell do you want me to do." He saw Allistor walk away." Man, forget this." Jimba unveiled his Zweihander again." No more apologies, no more crap moments with you. If I have to bury the past, I guess I'll have to just bury you, eh? Put em up, right here, right now." Jimba turned towards Drake and Henri." Don't get in the way. This is gonna end up with one of us on the ground."
Jarvis took out a cigarette, and began to smoke it. Those two...that's the iffy subject, eh? A history involving murder...one of them do need to die...but I doubt it'll be now. Jarvis smiled." Go, Jimba!!!"
Dec 20 2009, 06:41 PM
A'Sia was shocked at how Aggie didn't yell back her for earlier. Maybe things were starting to change afterall. Then again, any moron would sense that. "Your guess is as good as mine. It was what Xavier screamed before we vanished." she said as she sat down beside Aggie. "By the sound of it, it may seem that it is a gathering of mages. Hence the 'clan' part. I don't know what Xavier is up too, but if he mentioned it, then this clan could be a threat."
Dec 20 2009, 06:58 PM
"You said Xavier might be involved in what happened to Welstarm, right? To be honest, I didn't believe you then. We didn't start out on the best of terms, did we?" Aggie smiled at her, "By the way, I wouldn't have actually broken your neck back there, but I put on a pretty convincing show, didn't I? I could make a fortune playing poker. Anyway, if Xavier really was involved, then these people won't really be safe in Morento until we've dealt with him somehow. And I'll bet my bottom gold piece this Magus Clan is also linked to whoever it was who cast that spell on Welstarm."
Aggie sighed deeply. She was closer to having a name for her nemesis, but now it seems there was some powerful organization behind him or her as well, and their agenda wasn't yet complete. Even worse, Xavier of Morento was an established and well respected member of the magic using community. Aggie had even read some of his works before. Her shoulders slumped, "And so, our problems continue to multiply. The Gods must really hate Welstarm."
Dec 20 2009, 08:01 PM
He is soo fickle.Tell me about it. At first he wants to fight now next he wants to be buddies and now he wants to fight again. "I don't have time to deal with barbarians and there quest for 'vengance'. We have to get somewhere and you keep holding us back with your anger. You have to keep it under control" Allistor puts both of his hand behind his back and kept walking. He loks back at the group who weren't that far away but he needed to yell so that they could hear him. "Are you guys coming?! Morento isn't gonna come to us. We have to go to Morento." He stood at his spot waiting for them to catch up.
Dec 20 2009, 08:43 PM
A'Sia giggled at Aggie's mentioning of poker. Perhapes she could excel at poker. "Gods!?" A'Sia laughed, "If there were 'Gods' then what happened at Welstarm wouldn't have happened. But, you may be right about the connection between the Magus and Welstarm. The people of Morento are being fed a lie. They were led to believe that Xavier was their second coming. People worship him religously, but we know the truth. He's no messiah. He wants people to worship him so they need not worry of what he is planning. But the question is why? Why is the Magus going around and stoning every city they deem fit?"
Her head shifted as she crossed her legs indian-style, while laying back on her hands. Not only was the Magus on her mind, but the matter with Nobu suddenly crossed her. "You know...I uhh...talked to Nobu last night...I went to apologize to him for yelling. He's told me some things...concerning both you and Dixie." She turned her focus to Aggie and sighed..."I was wrong about him, you know? He seems to really like you. He said the only reason he's been acting like a jerk all this time, was because you rejected his feelings. Not in a direct sort of way...but...I don't know. It was complicated how he explained it. I just thought you should know. But anyway, we should focus on the matter in Morento." she said, itching to break the silence.
Dec 21 2009, 05:31 AM
[OoC Nicsp, if there's anything you want Damien to teach Oliver just use him as an NPC, it'll make our conversation run smoother because I won't always be here during the hols. I'll just ask you to edit if there's anything I don't like
Damien laughed a little bit, then glanced over at the commotion. His face turned sour and he stormed towards them, turning back only to apologise to Oliver, 'Sorry, one moment'
Upon reaching Jimba and Allistor he defiantly yelled, 'All right! That is enough! If you to want to keep up this barrage of immature pettiness, please, take it elsewhere. If I see you two going at it one more time, I'll burn you where you stand and scatter your ashes to the seven corners of Orathus' Prism' Damien glared at each of them before walking back to Oliver.
Half way back he turned around again, 'Orathus was the first pact mage to ever transcend an object through 7 plains of time and space'
Damien turned back to Oliver, 'So... Anything you want to learn? I think you could be ready for prepared magic and elemental spells.'
Dec 21 2009, 04:25 PM
Jimba looked at Damien." ...Damn it!" He then put his Zweihander back on. You should calm down. I don't think he meant to piss you off. Jimba replied, It's kike he dosen't want to settle this, but he dosen't want to let go, what the hell does he want? Jimba, you will never be able to be an aquaintance to him, you almost killed him. You know that, right? So stop getting pissed when he pushes yur buttons, otherwise he'll keep pushing, because that's what he wants. C'mon, we taught you better than that. Kanilka smiled.
Jarvis went towards Drake." Are we gonna sleep at Denmarie? I could use the rest." Jarvis put the hood of his coat on.
Dec 21 2009, 04:54 PM
Aggie winced. Nobu was the last thing she wanted to talk about right now, "I know he loves me, and I do care about him, even though he makes me so angry sometimes that I just want to slap his head off. I'm just not sure I care about him in the same way he cares about me, you know. I really don't want to hurt Dixie either, so I'm trying to keep him at a safe distance for now until I've figured things out. Also, I'm a little worried..." She trailed off and clenched the fabric of her skirt tightly. She didn't want to talk to anybody about what Nobu might or might not be planning until she was certain whether or not he had changed his mind. She wished to the very core of her being that he had. She shook her head and said, "I think he's really a good person deep down. He's just got one hell of a lot of rough edges."
"You're right, though, we should get our agenda straight for Morento. Somehow, we need to prove to someone with authority that Xavier is a jerk. We already know he's a jerk, of course, but without concrete evidence, if we take him down we'll just get thrown into a dungeon somewhere. I don't like dungeons, A'Sia." Aggie rubbed her chin thoughtfully, wondering what kind of evidence would be solid enough to implicate somebody with as much credibility as Xavier of Morento.
Dec 21 2009, 05:02 PM
(OOC: Oops, sorry i took so long.)
Oliver scratched the back of his head. "Really, i have no idea." He pondered for a while. "I'd like to know if i can re-create that spell i did earlier, back when we were attacked by the Ruined One." Damien looked at Oliver. "Well, i'm not sure you should cast it again, last time you did you got knocked out for hours." Oliver dropped his head to the side. "I know. . .But i didn't die, and you said that casting tiring spells would make my body get used to the magic." Damien looked up. "Yeah...I did say that." He seemed to be in thought for a while. "All right, first off, you'll have to remember what you said when you casted." Oliver's face broke up in a smile. "That's easy, i remember it was Krak-"
Damien quickly put his hand on front of Oliver's mouth. "We don't know if you can cast merely by saying the words, so don't just say them out loud, even less while you're focusing on someone that's not an enemy." Oliver pushed Damien's hand aside, looked down and scratched the back of his head. "My bad...Sorry." Damien shook his head. "It's fine, so, did you remember if you did any movements?" Oliver put his index finger on his chin. "Hm...I remember stretching out my hand in the direction of the Ruined One..."
Damien let out a short 'hmm' "Ok then, let's try casting that spe-" He took a moment and looked around. "Actually...Nevermind, having roots sprout out of the floor in this tunnel could cause the whole place to fall. That would be rather problematic seeing as you would also probably fall unconscious again." Oliver frowned. "Well then, now what?" Damien looked back at Oliver. "Hm...Have you ever thought of maybe using another element but nature?" Oliver scratched his head again. "All right then...Fire." Damien nodded and smiled. "Ok, let's start with old fashioned fireball, use your energy and try to create a small sphere on the palm of your hand, then think of the fire, it's warmth and try to set the sphere on fire."
Oliver rose his hand, the one with pact mark, he focused for a while and then a small sphere appeared in his hand. "Got it...Now...Fire." The sphere shaked a bit, a small flicker appeared on it, but then Oliver's pact mark started to shine violently, it's black petals turned red and started to shine, Oliver quickly lowered his hand and the sphere disappeared. As soon as the sphere had dissipated, Oliver's pact mark returned to it's normal color.
"Wha-?! What the hell?! My hand felt like it was about to explode." Damien watched curiously, he approached Oliver. "Let's get moving, no more training for a while, and don't try to do that again." Oliver look panicked and was still recovering his breath. "What just happened?" Damien looked back at the group that was alredy walking away, and picked up his pace after them, as he walked away, he said. "I don't know." Oliver took deep breaths, he looked at his pact mark again. "What was that...?" He sighed and picked up his pace to follow the others.
Dec 21 2009, 06:54 PM
Allistor looked back seeing Damien and Oliver talking with each other. After a few second oliver cast a spell. Hmm. What are they doing.From what I can tell and how he got knocked uncoinciess from that big spell he cast last time he is still a apprentice.I cast big spell like that and it tires me to.Yes it tired you but it didn't knock you out cold.So he is just recetly got his pact mark?Guess so.And I bet Damien is his tutor. I should help. Allistor waited for Oliver and Damien to catch up to him. He put on a smile and ask "Are you teaching Oliver about magic?...You know I can help teach him to."
Dec 21 2009, 10:07 PM
"I see." A'Sia said looking down. "I can see this is where we are different. I wouldn't mind sacrificing myself to the dungeon if it meant taking someone like Xavier down. As long as he exists...this world will never be safe. You haven't seen him, Aggie. The man is very polite, yet he means harm. He poses as if he were innocent, but in reality he is as much guilty as he is power hungry. I'm not sure if I know anyone in Morento with much authority, aside from Xavier, that could help us. If Reija was here..." A'Sia mumbled, rubbing her forehead and stood up to look into the distance. She knew she was heading into a conversation she wanted to keep to herself. Nobu, Aggie, and Dixie is one thing. A'Sia and Reija is another. "You know what? I think I have an idea." A'Sia said, turning to Aggie. "Oliver...he's the king of Welstarm, right? He bears the proof that he is so! What if Oliver presents the evidence of Xavier's treachery instead? He has a greater chance of being listened to, yes? But that may bring us more attention than we intend..."
..."Or lock you up in the dungeon while 'he' still walks." Nobu said from the shadows. "Oliver is no king, he's a coward! Does he fully understand his position? Pfft! I would if I were him. All of Morento will laugh in his face. They won't see the golden crown he wishes to have engraved in his heart. They will see nothing more than a scared little kid off the streets." Nobu said chuckling.
A'Sia turned to see Nobu emerge from the shadows. "He was watching us the entire time!" Nobu laughed at A'Sia's "duh" moment. "Yeah, whatever. Anyhow, this Xavier guy...Seems like the type you shouldn't underestimate. You think just tip-toeing your way into Morento trying to find some sort of proof that he is dangerous won't get a banner that says, 'WANTED! DEAD! GRAND OF GOLD PIECES TO WHOMEVER KILLS THIS PERSON!' pinned on your forehead? It's easier sending only a few people in. That way, no one will notice, no one gets busted, eh? It's only a matter of sending the right people in." he crossed his arms and leaned against the cabins wall, smirking.
Dec 22 2009, 06:25 PM
Aggie's eyes went wide and her face turned bright red as Nobu stepped out of the shadows. Crap! How much of that did he hear!? Flustered and embarrassed, she stammered for a few moments before clearing her throat, turning away from Nobu, and struggling to regain her composure.
"H...he does have a point," Aggie conceded, "If Oliver isn't the king of Welstarm, he's certainly very high on the list of succession, but you'd never know it to look at him. I wouldn't call him a 'coward', but he lacks the kind of confidence one expects in a leader. There's a rumor that the crown prince is alive and in Morento. If that's true, then he is the man we have to convince. If not, there should still be a duke or count presiding over the city's government, if I'm not mistaken."
"As for sending the right people... I think our little group here is pretty well suited. Nobu would stick out like a sore thumb anywhere, but it would seem he can stay out of sight when the mood suits him. I can lie like a champ, and people tend to not take young girls seriously. I take it you already know the city pretty well, A'Sia. If we all work together, we can do this, I'm sure!"
Dec 22 2009, 06:33 PM
Oliver intervened, putting himself in between Allistor and Damien, he grinned at Allistor. "Thanks for the offer bud, but i have enough teachers as it is right now, not only to i have to listen to Damien here, i also have to deal with Jeeves..." Oliver pointed at his own head. "He's the one i made the pact with, and he's also my fencing teacher." Oliver lowered his hands and then stretched them and shook his head. "If i have a teacher-student relationship with anyone else, i swear to Randelius i'm gonna end up losing my mind!" I'm not that annoying... Yes, you are, why do you think i wanted to shut you up?! Oh but i merely offer my wise ensight on the situation! Your "wise ensight" usually involves insulting me, or ridiculing me. Not directly...What? Oliver shook his head. "But hey, i've been wondering about something for a while now, by what i've seen up until now, most mages have their pact marks either on their wrists or on their necks, i have it in my palm but...I wanted to ask, why is your mark in your eye?" Why do you ask this all of sudden Master Oliver? I'm looking for an explanation as why my hand nearly exploded when i tried to cast that fireball. Maybe if i understand a bit more about pact marks, it'll help a bit.
Dec 22 2009, 07:41 PM
"Right. Well come to me if you want to learn any spell I cast just come and ask me and with how many people been attacking us there is gonna be alot of them. I wonder why we are getting attacked." He turns around and walks away. His mind still fresh on the challenge JImba put out and the way he attacked him. Im going to find a way to take you down and i will make our fight one sided. I'll make sure you know you will never have a chance to kill me when im done with you. Allistor mind went back to the fight where Jimba was up against a Remelare. His went through all of his thrust and his stances. He also remebered that silver wind spell he cast. So how long are you going to study hwo to fight him? Allistor didn't answer back he was focus on one thing, Jimba dieing.
Dec 22 2009, 08:16 PM
Henri smiled at Allistor, and laughed." Heh. Dude, you didn't answer his question. A good question at that. Why do you have a pact mark on your eye? Or is it personal?" Henri knew Allistor hated him as much as Jimba, even though Henri has never done a damned thing to him. Odalys woke up at the question. Hmmm...peculiar. What? That's a rare feat for anybody. The only person I've ever seen with that is...
Jarvis turned to Oliver and Damien." Do you mind if I become your classmate, Oliver? I've always been interested in the work of magic."
Jarvis thought to himself. That Damien...so he's the Howler legacy, eh? He's a pretty big name wizard. And he's probably the one who killed those 2 Ruined Ones. I can probably learn alot from him.
Dec 22 2009, 09:37 PM
A'Sia giggled, "Yeah! Your persuasion, my insight" she laughed, "Sounds like a pretty good plan!" Nobu started to chuckle. The friendship between A'Sia and Aggie was moving at a fast pace. But ofcourse. They are girls afterall. It's only right that girls have the ability to make kin to one another He shook his head. "Hm..."all" of us working together? I've never had any beef with the man. Honestly, he did me a favor. Can you imagine how difficult it was for guys like me to make a living in Welstarm? Tsst! it was damn near impossible! I was caged like a animal. I couldn't leave the city because the guards were looking to arrest me. Even if I managed to escape where would I go? I can't go back to my homeland. The smell there was awful...it smelled like flowers! So I decided to just do as I pleased, until I was caught. And guess who the snitch was?" Nobu grinned as he pointed his finger at Aggie. "You're a real backstabber, y'know. Oliver's old man wouldn't have expected a thing till goody two shoes over here ratted us out, getting herself thrown in jail in the process."
He slowly unfolded his arms and started stepping toward Aggie. His crimson colored pupils gazed into Aggie's. "So is that it? Is that what you're all about, Aggs? You would rather someone get thrown in jail, rather than seeing the homeless, whos musk filled the Aventail, suffer? The duke was wealthy, but did he contribute to society? No! You thought you would help the people by getting another thug off the streets, did you not? But honestly, Aggs, you helped that one drunk homeless man meet his death by taking the money that could've fed him." Nobu chuckled as he walked side to side, back and forth, laughing in Aggie's face. "She's the best murderer alive! Ha! Look A'Sia! It's written all over her face!" Nobu laughed, mockingly, wiping his index finger across Aggie's nose.
A'Sia blinked at Nobu's story and turned to Aggie to see if she was getting annoyed. A'Sia reached over to grab Nobu's finger, but he pulled away before she could grab it. "Stop it! Leave her alone, gosh! We've all had a long day! Don't you think it's a little late to annoy people!?" A'Sia stood up and stepped toward Nobu. "Go get a life will you!?" she shouted. Nobu grinned and backed away a little, "I do have a life. Hey, c'mon! I'm just telling the truth here, right? Is it possible that the truth will only get you killed? Hehehe!"
Dec 23 2009, 07:41 AM
Dixie walked out of no where,apeearing in the group."Yeah,your booming laugh Nobu-kinda got my attention" She said coyly. She looked at A'Sia. "Dont you know you can't control something that can't even control itself?" She glanced at Nobu again and walked over to the side of the deck,back against the edge and continued listening to their arguement.She threaded her knives again-out of bordem-."A'Sia.I need to talk to you once your done here..."
Dec 23 2009, 10:49 AM
Damien wasn't incredibly keen on Allistor's offer, from experience he knew magic was diverse, and with Oliver's magic showing clear conflict within itself, it was best he only stuck to one sect... Atleast for now. He smiled a little when Oliver dismissed him, but before he could answer Oliver's impending question regarding pact marks, Jimba's new friend showed up.
"I believe I'm the one who decides who Oliver's class mate is, or if he even gets one... Interest is nice, but magic requires devotion and sacrifice, do you have any prior experience with magic?' Damien replied to Jarvis, scrutinisingly.Is he for real? I don't mind teaching a new pupil, but this guy doesn't seem the type....He has an aura about him... Similar to the barbarians.Didn't Jimba say something about that? Still, I have to make sure his intentions are just before I start letting him play with fire.a test?exactly...
Damien smirked and waited for Jarvis' response.
[OoC I'm guessing I revealed I was Damien Howler regardless of the Nova story never happening... Got it... That or Jarvis recognises me? I don't mind I was just curious as to how it happened
Dec 23 2009, 03:00 PM
"Control 'itself?' If I wasn't in control with myself I would be slaughtering you all without question, yes? I'am perfectly fine, y'know." Nobu said as he shook his head. A'Sia rubbed her temples where the headache Nobu gave her threaten to get stronger. She groaned as she looked to Dixie, "He makes my headache grow! Wass up, Dixie?" A'Sia said as she walked toward her.
Dec 23 2009, 03:48 PM
Drake nodded at Jarvis.
"We'd probably need to restock on food, so chances are high anyway."
He slowed down a few steps behind the group, there was a lot of people in the group.
A large target if anyone were to attack them.
Luckily it was the winter season, it would snow every few days.
There are several different animals which could easily change their fur to suit the cold and surroundings.
Most of them wouldn't attack in the few hours of daylight, although they'd creep around at night, almost invisible due to the
amount of light.
Dec 23 2009, 03:55 PM
Aggie rolled her eyes at Nobu, "You're going to bring that up now? Seriously? Look, put yourself in my shoes; you're walking along, minding your own business, when some stranger, some drunken stranger, walks up to you and starts getting in your face for plotting to kill him, which you certainly aren't doing. He follows you around town, even into your workplace, and asks you to help him commit a crime. You're no criminal, but you're scared out of your wits and convinced this guy will gut you like a fish if you say 'no'. What would you have done in my place?"
She paused a bit, thinking, "Are you feeling okay? I saw your display back there. That was a little crazy, even for you," she laughed a little and placed a hand on his shoulder, "I guess it isn't going to do any good to ask you, is it? Just take it easy, okay? Believe it or not, there actually are people who care about you." She stood up and announced, "I'm going to try out my new spell, but first I'm going off to the kitchen. I need a snack."
Dec 23 2009, 04:30 PM
Dixie pulled A'Sia to the side. "I need a small favor from you...Thats really not that small...Can you re-train me in my fighting...?" She said while pulling her hair back. She looked at her hand where she got cut-which was now a scar and laughed. "Ahh....Fun times....Fun times..." Dixie said glancing at Nobu
Dec 23 2009, 06:32 PM
"You know what I would've done, Aggs? Hehehe! I would've atleast asked the man what he needed for. You can't place your word to authorities. You will never hear both sides of the story, eh? But whatever! Go and have your snack!" Nobu turned away, walking beside Dixie and A'Sia as he made his leave. "Promise me you will never lend your truth to people. If you do, you will find that person isn't what he or she turns out to be. They are either dumbfounded or plan dumb!" Nobu said as he walked off chuckling.
A'Sia watched as Nobu walked off. She shook her head and turned to Dixie."Re-train you? You seem perfect to me, Dixie. Don't think I won't help you, but...we use totally different weapons..."
Dec 23 2009, 06:49 PM
Dixie looked at A'sia then at the ground. "Would you rather train me or have Nobu do it?.." she said starting to pace around. "My fighting is okay...But it could be better..." She said as she started playing with her hair. "Ha...Look at me freaking out for nothing..If you cant do it thats fine...I'll have someone else help me.."
Dec 23 2009, 09:50 PM
"Dixie..." A'Sia said placing her hands on her shoulders. "You're my friend...Ofcourse I will help you!" she said as she smiled. I'm not dumb enough to let Nobu have alone time with her. That could mean either one thing: death or kidnapped. she thought. She paused briefly and started surfing through how she could train Dixie. "Well...umm...I guess we should start sometime later when everyone is asleep? That way, it'll be quiet for us to concentrate. Training when you're sleepy is like training with weights. You'll gain more stamina each time you wake up the next morning." A'Sia said as she smiled.
Dec 24 2009, 07:22 PM
[OoC Sparrowsmith, Jarvis is a big lawyer in Welstarm, so he probably knows who Damien'd be. Although, that was my bad, I didn't know it was a secret. Plus, Jarvis is more of a bougriose guy. He's more refined than his barbarian descent. Just gotta represent, y'digg? lol]
Jarvis smiled at Damien." Oh, sorry. Previous experience?" Hmm...I wouldn't call.... Jarvis smiled again." Well, I've been taught a few things through past clients. I know about pact marks, and the length of ncantations, what incantations, and things like that. I also remember some basic shamandry from my grandma." Jarvis had to make up that last one. He had as much Shaman power as a guy named Monta.
Henri stretched at Drake's response." Good. I'll keep lookout for anything as well." He turned towards Damien's direction, only to find Jarvis trying to learn magic. He smiled as he saw Jimba's dismayed face. Jimba got closer to Henri." Look at that guy. Henri, if here's one thing I hate, it's those bougie folk. They sit around, acting like they betta than us. They assholes, simple as that." Henri laughed." Man, wasn't Semala like that as well?"" He loved his roots. He represented us as a people. Don't you remember? He'd always wear his robes, and visit on holidays. This guy is practically a city folk. I hate those kind of tribe folk." " Jimba, just try to be polite. Maybe he's cool." "And maybe he can get caught in a Ruined One's line of fire."
Jarvis heard Jimba's mention of Ruined One's line of fire, and thought, ...When you find out the truth of what awaits at Morento, you'll have no idea what a Ruined One's line of fire will be like. Jimba, are you aware? I can feel it. That rage in your heart. That is the rage that could kill without a second thought. No wonder that Ayske fleed. But your journey to Morento won't just be the end of your travels...it'll be the beginning of something deeper. Let's just hope I'm prepared.
[OoC: WHat is Jarvis talking about? We'll only know when we get to Morento. ....err, When are we getting to Morento?]