An Epic Adventure RP
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In the night, the villagers of Nocturne lost a mighty King. His son, Ra'adrian, rose to power. He was foolish and young. He did many things that did not please the Gods and Goddesses of the land. They began to ask for offerings in exhcange for the health of his land. He scoffed and did not make the offerings.
The Gods had no choice. The land began to die. The King realized his mistake. With his people dying, he made his choice. He would travel to the far temples of Aquarell to speak to the Gods and Goddesses. But he cannot make the trip alone. Royalty should not have to do such dirty work.
The King summoned a group of people from far across the lands. Men and women whos names have been written down in books. Humans, beasts, wizards, druids, priests, clerics, elves, dragons, dwarves, anything that could possibly help him. The messanger, an assissin, would be sent to fetch these people.
You are these people. You are the strong and the brave. You will fight for this King and take him to the temple. But the trip will not be easy. Gods and Goddesses have many tricks. They will burden your journey with danger. Some will die, and some may turn back and leave the arrogant King. The reward is great, and the fame even greater. Dare you take the challenge? Or will you tell the assassin no and meet her blade?
You cannot be Gods or Goddesses. If you wish to be, then pm me and Ill find a spot for you. You will be fighting Gods and Goddesses. You can be what you want. You can even be a Necromancer. But no one is immortal. Not even vampires. You are fighting Gods. You can die. And I will try to kill you.
I am playing the King and the assassin along with Gods and Goddesses.
How we start. You all will be in the throne room. Th King hasnt appeared yet. Youre in there alone at the moment.
Umi awoken with a massive headache. He looked around. 'Cool all i remember is some ******* knocking me out ......twice ?' He felt his head for blood. There was no blood, but a rather big bump. He looked around frantically for his weapons. Nothing. He noticed he was in a fairly large room. He was disorientated but noticed he wasn't the only one. He sat there and kept watch of his surroundings.
Shea beheld the group that had gathered in the throne room of the castle. He did not recall the name of the King, nor did he care. Names were not important to him, despite the power he knew they could hold. This human ruler had somehow managed to anger the gods, and from this alone Shea decided the King was worth a look. Placing a hand casually upon Demordred, the Black Dog Shea had bound to himself, to placate him, Shea took a second look at the gathered warriors. Many had the look of Hunters, those that could choose to kill or release at their whim. Others had the look of Prey that would nonetheless fight anything that came after them. Shea smiled and stroked his green beard as Demordred growled quietly at anything that moved. It seemed the King's messenger had chosen adequately.
Shea sat down where he was, and instructed the massive Balck Dog to do the same. He resolved to simply wait for the King to arrive.
Ronin Baldur was leaning casually against a wall. He had been in this room so often that he felt comfortable. The sun shone through a small window, and it's rays hit his specially made paladin's armour, which glittered magnificently as he looked around. 'It is not unlike the king to be late' Ronin thought, smiling slightly. 'Even so, I wish he would hurry. This was supposed to be urgent business, if what the Assassin told me was true.'
Ronin remembered his encounter with the Assassin well. A few days ago, he had been sent on a diplomatic mission to ensure the peace between two villages. With the kingdom in disarray following the god's decision to abandon them, many small towns had started fighting each other over what little food was left. Ronin, despite his youth, was considered a hero of the kingdom, and so it was up to him and several other paladins of the holy order to end these disputes. His mission had nearly been successful, had the Assassin not suddenly appeared in his tent, one dark stormy night, requesting his presence at the castle. Ronin, feeling he had no other choice, abandoned the mission and set of for the capital. And so here he was, in the throne room, awaiting the king's arrival. Ronin hoped that whatever reason he had been called away, it was worth the wait.
Rador and Narku sat side by side in two fairly comfortable chairs to the side of the throne room. Narku was facing the young human who had just awaken, and smiled friendly at him as their eyes met. "Welcome back to the land of the living son." Rador looked over at the human also.
"Indeed. You've been unconscious for quite a while. We had begun to wonder if we needed to start worrying about our own safety."
Narku laughed. "I don't know about you brother, but when I was lead into a room with people lying on the floor, after being caught in a trap, I was instantly a little worried." Narku stood and bowed slightly. "I am Narku Blackgem." Narku motioned to his brother, who also stood and bowed. "This is my brother Rador Blackgem."
Taking their seats again, the brothers looked around the room at the other occupants. It was obvious some of these beings were here of their own free will, while others, like the brothers had been...coerced. Rador studied each person carefully, trying to figure out why each was here. Narku on the other hand, just wanted answers. "So, does anyone know why we're here, or are we all in the dark until this king shows up and explains?"
((sorry for the semi-lame opening post. getting over being sick, and my brain is having a hard time getting creative. hopefully the juices will start flowing as the game warms up :/ ))
Ashmora awoke on the floor of the throne room, her vision was groggy at first but quickly came to, she looked around the room and saw she was surrounded by human and dwarfs. The elf stood up rubbing her forehead trying to remember how'd she got there then remembered the assassin, "That arrogant little wench, when I see her next I'll make sure to repay her for her 'gift'." Ashmora spat talking to herself not caring who head her. Ashmore brushed her white hair out of her red glowing eyes and put her hand back on her head then she realized her weapons were gone. The elf pulled the hood of her tattered cloak over her head and her long pointy ears went through holes she made inside the hood so they could stick out, her eyes studied the room looking for an exit and found none but noticed that the people gathered here were mostly warriors. Ashmora made her way to the edge of the room and tried to seclude herself from the group, whatever this foolish king was up to she didn't want part of and he should count himself lucky if he didn't die as soon as he stepped in the room, she thought knowing some of these warriors, like herself, were forced in coming to this place.
A male figure seemed to stay back away from the rest. The male was of light skin as if almost a slight ghostly appearance about him. Though his skin was still a crisper shade, to allow the feeling that he was still alive. His hair was a shadowy purple tint which seemed to move like curtains over his black pupils. He wore a long black cloak that went nearly centimeters below his knees which were revealed to be covered by black pants and clothe made shoes; which too, to no surprise, were black. Indeed, the male did have a past within the darkness. Though his past was just that.. the Past. He ventured forward still. As he stood alone, which.. was of course not unlike him, he began to wonder about the people who now stood around him. He did not know why he was here.. He was not given this information. He was taken from his home; no doubt for the service of the owner of this over zealous Palace.
Meko, was his name. He was a tall, more elegant magi now then he was as a child. His greatest of achievements had occurred a great deal of years previous, though beyond the knowledge of what any of these before him could know of. No.. they knew of the other achievements if ever having heard of him. Meko was a magi of the lost Tsomana Family. They were a group of magi which were wiped out by a dark dragon which had before protected them. The scar of this was left on the back of his shoulder blade. A constant reminder of what he had fought for. Before.. he had fought for the Truth. But after the fight was over, nothing much else was left for him. He had returned to his village which his family had long sense his family disappeared from because of the accident. He had begun tampering in more dark arts, non combat related arts that would help for miscellaneous things such as Age Manipulation or Time Travel. The ways of the dark arts were far beyond the control of many of these young magi; but Meko.. He had a gift. For this reason, is why he's here with the others. They are all renowned; heroes of villains of their own fortune. But this was not time for history and to think of this, Meko dropped the thought from his mind and walked away from it. He began to focus on the situation at hand.
Meko's eyes turned to the throne. Where is this "King" which had reason for bringing them there? Nobody knew.. though some clearly knew him. Without another question of thought, Meko had moved onto his knees and then to his rear. He sat onto the ground, allowing his kan to flow freely through his body. All of the elements of energy; Meko could feel them all inside of him. He may not be strong with a weapon.. be he is a master of the dark arts.
Deckerd stood quietly beside a column in the throne room, he leaned against it, however he was feeling perticularily tired, might have something to do with the several darts he was shot with, at any rate he needed to sit down, he looked around, the comfiest was definately the big one that the entire room seemed to be centered upon. He walked toward the throne and poked at it to test it's sturdiness, it didn't wobble, he patted the cushion, ohhh it was soft, this was clearly a chair of superior craqftsmanship, he turned around and sat down on the throne with a long sigh of relief, that felt good to get off his feet...oh yes.
A strong push sent Deckerd flying. The giver of the push crossed her arms over her cloaked chest and sat down on the throne. "Please, Ladies Gentlemen and strange creatures of the world we live in, excuse the delay. The King has other things to attend to besides some hired hands. He will be with you shortly. In the mean time, please feel free to help yourselves to some food and wine." She waved her hand in the direction of a few servants who were bringing in food from far away lands, along with enough wine to take a bath in. The faceless woman would be recognised by those who saw her, others wouldnt have no clue that this was the assassin. She lounged in the chair as if it was her own. Everyone would also note that she was the only one armed in the room. A man stood off behind her, looking rather bored.
Deckerd immediately took advantage of the situation...after he smaced into a column and stood up rubbing his head that is, the chair was comfy, but the throw was...well kinda comfy still. he walked towards a maiden,
"lovely wines you got there......" he said examining it all, and walked around her tapping his chin.
"is there a bath nearby by any chance, i just got this great idea, slightly plagerised." he asked her as he held a bottle
Umi, got up and helped him self to the wine. He took a small sip 'Wow this is the real deal' He drank it rather quickly, he was thirsty. Of course he wasn't dumb enough to get drunk off it. His thirst took over though, normally he would have never accepted a drink from anyone. Umi realized how funny he must look running to get to the wine. He was hoping the others wouldnt think he was a drunk. Umi was very self conscience. He then grabbed a peice of bread and ate and drank some more. At this point he didnt care what the others thought. Umi didn't pay attention to him as their eyes would make him very angry, he hates awkward stares. Then again he was the one to bring attention to himself when he did his tricks with his matroshka doll. Once he looked around, he noticed he wasnt the only one doing something, Umi felt alot better now.
Ashmora noticed the assassin when she pushed the man, the woman was indeed stealthy and agile, she had to admit she was very impressed with the cloaked woman. Although Ashmora would like nothing more then to plant an arrow in the assassin's neck she was unarmed and surrounded by walls and palace guards.The mercenary would never start a fight she could not win and had no intention to die in this place. The dark elf just stayed quite in the the shadow of a column leaning against the wall, her red eyes settled on the man flirting with the maiden, Ashmora rolled her eyes at the scene and looked to the only one who went blindly of the wine and food. Ashmora's first thought was it might be poison but what would be the point of killing them now when they had so much time to do so earlier. Even so, she would not partake in the feast, she would wait in the shadows, and she would wait for this boy king to arrive.
Narku glanced at Rador and smirked. "Hired hands huh? Last I checked, hired hands get paid. And usually they have a choice in what job they take... I don't remember getting either." Rador shook his head slightly at his brother, quieting him. Narku was always a little quick to talk and act, while Rador liked to watch and wait. Lets see how this unfolded.
"Oh calm my friends. The food and wine ae not poisoned. Nor are you working for free. Its just, Im the only one who is getting paid up front. He will speak of the matter when he arrives." She crossed one leg over the other and sat back in the chair. The maid that Deckerd was talking to scoffed and walked off to offer some wine to the others.
he looked saddenned as she walked away, "i just wanted to have a bath..." he pouted and uncorked the wine bottle, seeking comfort in the diety juice....mmmmmmm grape flavoured blood.
"If this matter is so important," Shea began as he stood up and walked to the table, "it would be wise not to insult us so." He reached the table and picked out a loaf of bread, then tossed a chunk of meat to Demordred, who scarfed it down happily. Shea bit into his own meal, also taking some wine. After a little while, he laughed to himself. "But this is how he treats gods, is it not? Perhaps the reason for this dying land." Shea's voice grew harder, and he looked in the Assassin's direction. "Such things are not taken lightly."
Umi sat very quietly looking at the interesting people he was stuck with. ' are we being forced?' " I have a quick question" Umi said out loud. " What were to happen if we abandon this quest ? or what ever it is categorized as" He said in a firm voice, trying not to sound like he is weak or some one who could be taken advantage of.
Meko stands after he hears the curiosity of one of the other guests. Indeed.. many of their opinions hold weight. If this -Kings- quest for us is so important, why are we being forced to wait? Meko walks toward the items that were brought in. Food and Drink..? how formal. Could there be a more sinister meaning behind bringing them such? This people were the ones who kidnapped them after all. How pathetic. He tried not to think about possibility of food poisoning or other such maiming acts and decides to visit the throne near the others. He questions why it is that they were forced to come here if they could simply decline. The previously asked questions had interested him as well. Could they leave if they had chosen not to accept this.. 'quest'? But if so.. then why would they have been forcefully brought here. It would make no sense. Meko says nothing but instead just views the conversations and actions between the other guests. Nothing is more important to him right now then being aware. These are all heroes of some renown. There are many reasons why they could have been brought; but only two appear to Meko. One, either they were there because it was true and a King had desired their help to fix a great wrong... or Two, and these men and women of some renown had caught the attention of the wrong sort and had a reason to be executed. Perhaps someone just wanted them out of the way. Though Meko was nearly confident enough to believe that the King's quest was true... it was for the second idea that he would not allow his guard to be dropped.
The assassin put her hand to where her mouth would be as if she were yawning. "Oh please. Save it for your King. I am simply the messanger." She stretched. A door behind her opened. She slid out of the seat and waited beside the throne. A man, dressed rather ornaitly, came fourth and sat down. "Assassin." He said simply. She sighed and waved a hand towards him. "Introducing your King." She said dully. He tossed her a glance, before looking back towards the warriors.
Umi stood up and looked at him. 'The assassin couldnt care less. What a *****' He thought to himself. He felt like he wanted to just walked out of there just to see what would happen. He started to slowly walk to the exit. "im leaving" He said in a rather quiet voice "unless i have to stay.."
The Kings eyes fell on Umi. "Assassin." The Assassin beside him seemedto melt into the shadows. She appeared before Umi. "Please by all means, stay." Her hand rested on one of her weapons. "I advise you to hear him out. Wouldnt want anyone ending up at the gallows." She backed away so she was guarding the door. The other man, who was standing further back, moved tt he Kings side. The King waited for Umi to get the hint so he could speak.
Deckard crept besides umi and tapped his shoulder, cupping his hand to whisper in his ear, "psttt, i think that means you have to stay," he told umi, directly in umi's ear, and not quite whispering either, particularily the pstt was loud
Shea frowned at the King and the Assassin in turn. 'Your King' indeed. It seemed that most of the others had been brought against their will, in contrast to Shea's own arrival. The Assassin had simply requested Shea's presence, and offered him a gift. Though with the offering, Shea was obligated to return the favor. He'd been told some of the situation, not much, however, and noticed the dying land on his own. The forested hills where Shea lived were suffering. If the King wished to restore the regions that the offended gods neglected, Shea was not one to stop him, unless they met during the Hunt. Now, Shea was beginning to see why the gods were offended in the first place. The man was quiet confident in his power.
"Well?" She began. "You've called us here, and none shall be leaving." With that, he shot Umi and Deckard an almost disgusted glare. "We, the greatest warriors, whose deeds are known far beyond our own names, have heeded the call of this throne. Voice your plans, or do nothing and let our greatness be wasted in this hall. How do you answer?"
It was a moment before Shea remembered the human customs, and he uttered the words, "Your highness," with a shallow bow.
A small black mist followed the king inside the throne room and shifted its way to Ashmora, the mist joined together and formed a small black cat with a witches hat on its head. Ashmora smiled at the cat, "I was wondering where you were Mimi, what took you so long to find me?" she asked in a stern voice. Mimi widened her eyes at the sudden turn in moods, the cat open her mouth but was interrupted. "Never mind, just open a portal to get us out of this castle," the elf orders in a whisper. Mimi nodded and focused for a second and a blue witches circle surrounded the cat, the blue light spun on the floor as Mimi moved her mouth and picked her paw off the floor and twilled it around chatting a spell. A poof of blue smoke clouded the cat, Mimi coughed, "No can do ma'am seems, to be a magic free zone, must be a ward around here or sum'tin," Mimi spoke, her voice was high pitched and sounded like a young girl.
Ashmora glared at the cat, "so your just a useless ordinary cat in this room?" the elf whispered, she offered her arm to Mimi so she could climb up. Mimi scoffed at the womans statement and jumped on her arm then her shoulder, "I'm not the one that got captured...and besides last I checked ordinary cats don't talk." Mimi said in defense. Ashmora sushed her, "if we can't leave we might as well hear this boy "king" out," she used the word king lightly. Ashmora's attitude seemed to lighten up a bit once Mimi joined her, they'd been companions for almost a century and it was weird for Ashmora to be anywhere with out her tiny friend.
The man standig by te King cast a glance at Mimi. He smiled and shook his head. Hishands had a soft green glow to them, as did the rest of the room. The King sighed heavily, finally abl to show signs of the burden he carried. His eyes softened, a tired look to them. He gripped the arm rest of his throne as he spoke. "My people are dying, as is the land. My father left us, with I at a young age. I came before you as a King, but I sit before you as a boy only just made a man. Assassin." The woman nodded and slowly moved out of the way. "She moves and she will not strike. But please, hear me out. If you wish to go so badly, then they will not stop you. But remember, if you leave then this land and its people die." He steepled his fingers before him and waited. The assassin chipped specks of blood from one of her blades.
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Deckard crept besides umi and tapped his shoulder, cupping his hand to whisper in his ear, "psttt, i think that means you have to stay," he told umi, directly in umi's ear, and not quite whispering either, particularily the pstt was loud Umi started laughing, finding the commical relief to Deckards comment. "Guess i have no choice...." He backed up a bit so it was obvious he was not going anywhere. Then the king spoke again. 'We are responsible for many lives...... yet we are endangering our own....' Umi was really indifference. He did not care to leave nor stay. He felt a bit excited about the whole idea. On top of that, he wondered where his matroshka doll had been.
Rador stared at the large green skinned "man" for a brief moment. He could not have said it better himself. Of course, before Rador could voice his agreement, Narku spoke up.
"No one is going to leave at this point sire. You've peaked our interest. I know a couple of the people in this room by reputation alone, and if the others are of the same mold as us, then there must be something mighty important going on. And not just people and land dieing. Those are things normal armies and normal people can help fix." With a twinkle in his eye, the dwarven ranger stood and motioned at the king, then crossed his arms. "So, out with it youngster. Why have you called us here?"
It was clear that Meko had no intentions of leaving. He had not much to do; though he found no particular interest. His only real problem would be the thought of people coming after him had he left. A nuisance had it of been.. He decides to locate a comfortable pillar inside of the throne room (one which would not allow him to stand out) and rested against it. He began to contemplate thoughts in his mind of what could be done. This king has people who will kill for him which meant that he had some clear hold over some people. Had he not, with his actions, he would have been executed at the hands of the people who serve him. Yet the Assassin herself seems to care little about the king which means that his subjects aren't exactly thrilled about serving him or at least are shaky on some ideas. Meko had already had thoughts of simply executing the King himself. Had he done this, what could be done? Would he be executed for simply ending the life of someone who has no popular vote within his kingdom? Some people may even see it as a Heroic deed. But Meko was no executioner... That was Sora's job. He looked away from this and thought about if he were to help the King. They would surely fight against Gods or at least God-like beings. This was not new to Meko; but it was definitely not an easy task. One god could obliterate a country and this was not exactly a glamorous view for a fight for the mage. He took no action yet but awaited for the time that he would be forced to answer.
Ronin had given only the smallest of bows when the king entered. His disgust that some of the people had been dragged here against their will was obvious. However, he maintained his composure, and stood straight. "Everything that has happened so far is a sign that the gods are angry. Is that not so, My Lord?" he asked the king.
The assassin looked towards Ronin. She hd great... admiration for that man. H did some amazing things for this land. Ah Ronin.. She smiled faintly, though none could see. The King sighed softly. "Yes Yes.. Well I have been told that the only way to please the gods is that I must travle to the temple where thier world becomes ours. I must make a offering and hope it is enough to save my people. But the path is littered with demons, monsters, even gods. There is no way I coul possible do it on my own. Assassin has been by my families side since Ronin.... Left us. She will guide us, if you choose to accept."
Ashmora was about to leave, she was not one of his people or even human at that but Mimi's tail swept gently across the elf's cheek. "What is it Mimi?" she asked in a hard voice. Mimi sat on Ashmora's shoulder looking as serious as a cat wearing a hat could be, "I think we should help, the whole world is in danger and not just the humans...and think about the poor babies that would die," Mimi said looking at Ashmora with a face she had to pick up from a puppy. Ashmora stopped and sighed, she didn't say anything but her actions were clear, "I'll except this mission," she told the king not bothering addressing him with a title.
Deckard listenned to the king, although it would appear he was more interested in reading his bottle, and by reading it, he was trying to stare through it at the ass of a woman. Everybody seemed to be up for the mission, so naturally being the sheep he is in these cases.
"i'll go too, just as long as the offering isnt us, or my large collection of female undergarments that i have carefully looted over the years...." he said with a rather casually tone for somebody just admitting a strange collecting habbit
Curious Meko would think. This king has offended the gods, and now he seeks our help. Yet the Assassin does not seem to care so much for him. Though she shows a great amount of respect for the one who had left the King's side. This can only speak so high of the King's personality. He plays with a bit of static energy within his fingertips and lets himself feel the flow of mana through his body. "I have a question, your Majesty." The words are spoken with a bit of sarcasm in them. "You desire our aid, and clearly you need us. But what is in it for us? I myself was not ASKED to come, but forced. I could leave, but then I like to think that I was forced here for some greater purpose. If we help you cleanse yourself of your deed... what happens with us?" Meko speaks as if asking if there will be a reward, though he also speaks with a sinister suspicion. He wonders what may happen with them after the expedition. This king is not exactly known for his Kindness.. For all their knowledge he could have them put to death! Meko was prepared to Accept or Decline the King's request based on his following answer. He was also prepared to meet hostility at the hands of the Assassin should the need arise.
i figured more would have posted while I was sick...))
The King nodded slowly. "Alright. If you wish to leave then leave. If not, then we leave by sun up. Assassin will come to get you when we are ready to set off. We will be taking a small caravan with us. For now, eat, be merry, and rest. For tomorrow, our Adventure begins." Assassin scoffed and returned her blade to its place. She disappeared without a word, reappearing beside Ronin. She stood quietly with her arms crossed.
not really a spot where we can do much free stuff, especially since most of everbody is waiting for a response from the king...))
Deckard shrugged, and turned back towards the table, he was hungry a minute ago, although suddenly wasnt feeling like eating, the conversation with the king felt like it lasted over a weeek, he turned towards the assasin.
"so where do we sleep tonight?" he asked her, looking in her direction but not really at her.
The Assassin glanced at Deckard. "You will sleep in the rooms you either woke up in, or were brought to last night." She then turned her head away from Deckard.
Deckard sighed, he could not remember at all where he woke up, he walked casually over to the Assasin and tapped her shoulder.
"i, dont remember where i woke up like at all...mind showing me the way?" he asked with the most sincere tone he could muster
Shea was satisfied with the answers recieved, but began to grow impatient with the antics of those present. Were it up to him, they would have departed immediately. However, he supposed it was too late in the day for humans, who would likely need to sleep. Shea resolve to wait until tomorrow, when the rest of the adventureres would be at their best. None of them could make the trip alone, after all. "Very well," he said aloud. "We journey at first light. I'll be resting outside, if no one objects." Shea made a sharp whistle, calling Demordred, and made his way outside the Palace, looking for a suitable tree to inhabit. "I will return when the sun next crests the horizon," he called behind him.
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