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Title: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 02, 2002, 06:35:22 AM
The ship is near, and all are hurrying towards it.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on June 04, 2002, 05:15:22 PM
Nervously Avour watches as she hears something. Looking around the sees Talia and a massive grin comes across her face, however it's quickly wiped off when she sees that Talia is rather serious about something. Taking a light jump Avour jumps up on the animal with little help and looks around.

"Avour-Kin happy much to see Talia-Kin" She whispers and then holds on around Talia's waist.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
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Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on June 05, 2002, 06:09:22 AM
Koldar has many questions on his lips but he senses that this not the time and place and that he is definetely to exhausted to get a clear mind anyway so he just follows Talia's lead.

He recognizes that Avour climbs onto the Aj'Nuvic but then just wants to head for the ship though one question was burning up his throat, a question he does not dare to ask while he is still in Strata though...
 What happened to Soya? Though Talia is alright! Thank the Twelve! ' Koldar looks up to her and manages a small smile though remaining silent. 'At least one thing turned up good this night, one thing at least...'

His steps are weak and undecisive but yet he manages to seem more exhausted about this night and quite calm about the way how it turned out and not like in truth, the other way around...

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster ;)--

Edited by: Koldar Mondrakken at: 6/4/02 9:14:12 pm


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 05, 2002, 02:57:22 PM
The group tired and battle worn, arrive at the ship just in time, as final preparations are being made before the ship departs. The group boards meeting the captain, who looks over the group recognizing Avour ,Talia and Almenda.

"You are just in time lads. We were just getting ready to cast off."

Captain Rekjeik looks to Talia, who appears in command of her Aj.

"Lass, you will need to take your animal down below with the others."

He calls to two of his crew. One a young looking dwarf with big strong shoulders, more notable than most dwarves, but a fire of intelligence in his youthful eyes. The other a stern and seasoned sailor. Then addresses the group again.

"These lads will show you to you bunk room. I need them to hurry back so we can get underway."

The two dwarves lead them down through the hold where the horses and the Aj would be housed during the voyage. Terra happens by her horse on the way by and removes her pack and the saddle bags. Talia spends a few minutes getting Swing settled although obviously no happy to be forced into the hold with the horses. Putting them over each of her shoulders, she bears the burden in the same silent grace.
The two dwarves wait talking with each other, not hiding there eagerness to be underway, and then continue to lead the group though a small door on the far end of the hold, when every one was ready to move on.

{OOC}OK, I am leaving off there till we have things better figured out.{/OOC}

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 07, 2002, 07:21:22 AM
Avour jumps on Swings back and Talia is happy to feel her arm around her waist. And though Koldar seems hurt and extremely exhausted and looks worried he smiles at her.

She bends down a little and whispers to him:

„Soya is hurt , but she will be well again, I‘ll tell you more later on! Come on, hold on the ropes, it is easier!“

She looks at Koldar and the others,  and suddenly a warm feeling runs through her body.

 I know these people only a few days, why do I care so much?

They are all hurrying to the ship and enter it just in time.
Some dwarves are leading them down to their bunks and Swing has to follow,though she doesn‘t like it at all.
Maybe I can find a place outside for her later

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on June 07, 2002, 07:47:22 AM
Koldar looks up to Talia a very uneasy and worried look on his face and puts one hand on the rope to hold himself. He eyes Talia deeply to figure out what she wants to tell him with that. Soya is hurt? How bad? And what does Talia want to tell him? His eyes watch this tall woman closely and he wonders about her ...and him.
Unsure about this whole situation and the choice he was forced to against his own plans he draws back and turns away from her looking back to Strata.
He sighs deeply and then follows silently and weak the others onto the ships.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster ;)--



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 17, 2002, 06:24:22 PM
Talia hates it. Two dwarves are leading them far away from their animals to two little , dark rooms, which are smaller than one of the little attached Shendar domes. And here they are meant to stay for the whole journey?

„Where is this other person who was with you and who will pay us?“ the dwarf asks them.

„You will get your money, no fear, any other thing isn‘t of interest for you!“

Talia is a bit astonished over her unfriendliness, but well, some hours of sleep will help.But she gets even unhappier when she looks  up these „beds“. Simply planks are fastened on the wall and the inhabitants have to sleep  in three stores, but there is nearly no room to sit up in one of these bunks. She can easily look in the top one. Talia can‘t decide if she prefers the upper ones to the lower ones, but while thinking about it, Avour and Terra enter the little cabin and put their stuff in the middle ones. Darn. Talia hates it, that the group isn‘t in one room, but Koldar and Almenda have been led already in an extra one, some steps away, with another cabin lying in between.

She finally decides to enter the cabin as well, throws  her stuff on one of the lower „beds“, having to bend down to have a look at.

"Hey, that is pretty low there, dusty and sticky. I wonder who was the last person using it?"

Avour seems a bit distressed, so Talia just puts all those unpleasant feelings aside and goes to Avour  saying:“ We will see if I just  chased another passenger away, come Avour, I need a big hug to be able to bear all these  things here, I‘m so glad to have you back.“

And she takes Avour in her arms for an endless hug.

  Oh, I forgot about Capher, have to look after him soon, though I have no idea how to help him.

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 6/18/02 3:36:31 pm


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on June 18, 2002, 02:09:22 AM
Issa was there... somewhere... Staying back behind the dwarven and the woman... She stopped at the end of the hallway... and watched them go to the roo, she now knew where her room was, as if she would ever really use it anyway. But should she be questioned, she could at least have somewhere to point to.~

~She turned and headed back to the open air of the deck. She walked down the corridor of the ship silently.. folding her arms over her breasts as she frowned in silent annoyance and boredom. Her mission to her was simple, to find her brother. No others knew her mission. No others knew her for that matter. Her silence was what most often kept them away. Her ebony hair billowed out behind her as she hastily walked past the other cabins without looking in, without looking anywhere other then straight ahead. Her cromsin lips were pursed, she bit her bottom lip faintly as she turned quickly down another hall and headed up a stairway to go outside. She wore a soft blue, floor length gown which blew in the wind, cascading over her feet and legs. To keep warm ,she had a pure white, fur cloak over her shoulders. She seemed almost royalty as she looked out over the ships edge.. She watches the waves, as if she saw something in them...something noone else would see. There she stayed... quietly~

Edited by: Issabelle at: 6/18/02 10:37:30 pm


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Almenda on June 18, 2002, 06:31:22 AM
Almenda was following a dwarf to the room he was expected to stay in. It was a small room, as was normally on a ship. But it had bunk beds, insted of hammocks. <They must save those for captain and crew.> he thought. He then went and set his new mandolin under the lower bunk.

" 'Hope you don't mind Koldar, but seeing as I'm the shortest, I figured I'd take the bottom bunk. " Waiting for a reply, he looked  around, and saw that someone had already put some of thier stuff by the bunk bed, and commented on it.

"Not all who wander are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The  Fellowship of the Ring.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on June 19, 2002, 07:34:22 AM
Koldar barely listens to the ongoings around him and nearly misses Almenda'S statements as they were led into their rooms. He manages a smile.
"That's okay, Almenda, I've no problems taking one of the upper ones." he assures as he puts his spare belongings onto the upper bed. He smiles again weakly and obviously still not up to his normal heights of self-confidence quickly leaves the bunkroom without another room, heading for the deck again.

He quickly get to the deck, his still sensitives eyes blinking for a under the influence of the rising morning sun that hulls Strata in light oranges and yellows.
Slowly he wanders to the one side of the ship watching the silors bringing last supplies and goods onboard and farther away other docks as well getting busy, with sleepy workers and still drunken sailors.
Absently he scratches one of the many itching bruises -this one being just below his left cheek- Avour's blood helped closing his broken collarbone but there were still plenty of other small wounds being teased by the salty seawinds. Koldar watches the nearest alleys and streets for any sign of a known face or curious eyes though he doubted that anyone would care now that he left again, yes who cares? Getting again enveloped by fear and despair he blindly hits with his fist onto the wood. Obviously you can't escape your past as fast as you wish!

Pulling himself with force out of these dark feelings he looked up again and checked the ship. The crew was busy as usual when a ship has to be made ready for departure and he saw not other possible passengers nearby. Then he recognized a white cloak at the bow of the ship, obviously someone else lost in thoughts but certainly none of the crew.
Not knowing what else to do anyway he walked over recognizing the person now as a woman of noble appearance, a distant glare on her eyes as she watched the waves.

He slowly approached the woman and then stood beside her on the bow some peds away watching himself and recognized it to be relieving to his own trouble as well. "Trying to find oblivion in the vastness of the sea as well? Sometimes the horizon cannot be far away enough to hide right there." Then he recognized that he uttered his thoughts aloud he turns his attention back to the woman.
"I'm sorry. I don't mean to bother you with my very personal interpretations of the sea and didn't mean to interrupt your peace but it seems to me that you're the only person on deck not being occupied with work."
Not meaning more or less he studies the woman honestly and without any kind of backthought. But something about her appearance her noble pose puzzled him.
"I take it that you're a passenger as well, ... ?" he starts and leaves the sentence unfinished...

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster ;)--



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on June 19, 2002, 08:03:22 AM
~Grey eyes turn upon  the sound of someone coming up the Deck. Her brows furrow slightly as she tilts her head to the side... looking to him through the corner of her eye.~

  "Trying to find oblivion in the vastness of the sea as well? Sometimes the horizon cannot be far away enough to hide right there."

~She held her silence as he continued to speak~

 "I'm sorry. I don't mean to bother you with my very personal interpretations of the sea and didn't mean to interrupt your peace but it seems to me that you're the only person on deck not being occupied with work."

~she held her defaning silence longer.... her grey eyes taking in every inch of this mans face... summing him up, a hidden caution always there, her looks, almost animalistic as she watches him.~

 "I take it that you're a passenger as well, ... ?"

~Silence holds the moment...no more then a mere 2 minutes passes before she speaks, but that minute seems like an eternity.Then she breaks the painful silence. She nods her head lightly as she pry's her eyes from the man... Looking off of the boat again.Before she speaks... millseconds before, her tongue slips from the depths of her crimson lips... wetting them slightly.~

  A passanger I am... yes

~her voice is just above the hum of a whisper, another sign of possibly being royalty, though... In human Form she isnt royal, but By Birth she is, to an extent royal in her true form at least. Dragons tended to be regal  in the minds of humans, but no one knows she is dragon. She just seems to be regal.  After a few moments again… she speaks~

  My name is Issabelle…. You Are?…

~she looks to him again… eyeing the wounds quietly. Curious as to how he got them… why he got them. But again, as quickly as she had looked to him… she looked away, not willing him to think she was starring or anything of the sort.~

Edited by: Issabelle at: 6/18/02 11:06:41 pm


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 19, 2002, 02:47:22 PM
Terra, puts her saddle bags, and pack on the middle bunk so that she could easily access there contents. At first the flap on the saddle bags, considering changing to her battle armor, but then decides that it would not suit her well here despite her ill ease with these dwarves. Then letting the flap fall, she opens her pack, removing the kimono like garment, and her white gown, neither of which she felt would server her well here either. Finally coming to the bottom of her pack she found a bundle of old rough cloth she only vaguely remembered from her past.

Opening the bundle Terra found and old shirt, and some worn rugged brown trousers, baring some unidentifiable faded stains. She could not remember when she had worn them last, but had the feeling they were hers, almost as if it were from another life.

Unable to handle the smell of the armor she had worn in the sewers any longer, Terra takes the shirt, trousers and some clean underclothes from her pack. She the pulled her sword reverently from her belt, and placed it on the bunk next to pack. Sitting on the edge of one of the lower she pulls off her boots and places them beside her, the remaining 'Twin' still in sheathed in the special pocket worked into her boots. Then ignoring all modesty, releases the buckles holding the armor to her, and changes into the cloths she retrieved from her pack, hoping they are still big enough to wear. As it was the trousers clung tight to her and a little tight at the waist. The shirt to fit tight to the more mature, and muscular curves of her body, but other that the waist line this does not bother her. Finally, Terra moves to her saddle bags once again and retrieves a blood red leather belt, to replace that now in the pile with her smelly armor, and fastens it snuggly around her waist, then replaces her sword behind the new belt.

The ship begins to sway freely beneath her as the last of the rope holding it to the dock are cast off, and the ship begins to move out to sea. They were on there way, but what lay ahead, Terra did not know. Nor did she know how long till she faced it alone, but then her thoughts turned to Avour. Avour at the same cross roads she had once been at. A cross roads between victory and defeat, not without, but a conflict within her heart, and her mind, a conflict Terra had lost, and was almost completely lost with it.

 'I can not allow Avour to take the same path, and if it is unavoidable, we will follow the path together, I could make it easier for, and maybe even lessen the toll the path would reap.'

She tares herself away from her thoughts, and returns to the task at hand. Terra conceders wrapping the damaged, wet, foul smelling armor in the cloth where she had found the trousers and the shirt, but it would be too small. Terra then remembered an oil cloth she had acquired somewhere that would be just the right size. Turning back to her pack she removed the oil cloth, laying it on the floor next to the heaped armor she had been wearing, then placed the armor in the center, retrieving the armlets, and belt from the heap. Terra folds each edge half way to the center, and ties the four corners together in hopes of containing the smell till her armor can either be cleaned and repaired, or replaced and disposed of. Then tucks the bundle in one of the cupboards at the end of the room.

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 6/19/02 5:48:30 am


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on June 19, 2002, 07:19:22 PM
Avour followed the others nervously some where in the middle of them and entered the thin corridors. Her eyes boggled at the closeness of everything. Not being used to the confined spaces she placed her hands on either side of the wall and stopped walking studying the gap. Taking a deep breath she started walking again and continued in to the room which they were lead in to.

Looking at the walls with long flat planks of wood coming out of them. Extended shelf looking things. Avour walked towards one set of them and took a closer look at them. Groping her fist she thumped it against one of the flat wooden planks and was suprised when it didn't fall. Bending over to look for something holding the plank up. Suprised she waved her hand under the bed and then stood back up straight and looked some what comfused at Talia.

Talia says something that Avour doensn't catch all of. Her worried face told what she was thinking. Edging slightly towards Talia, Avour was shortly snuggled inside Talia's arms. Not liking the smallness of everything on the ship nor the fact that she was on a floating tree, and now she was looking at wooden planks which just seemed to stay where they were against the wall. Tears came to her eyes as she thought about all her animal friends in the forest. "Adventures no... " She says pulling away from Talia slightly, her eyes about to drop tears, and blotchy. Looking around confused unable to find the word she was looking for she scratched behind her ear like a dog scratching with it's hind leg and looked around again for the word.

Becoming some what frustrated that nothing came to her mind she balled her fist up again and hit the bed next to her, hardly making a sound, but the pain thumping through her wrist, she jurked her hand back to her front and craddled it against herself. "Not happy" She frowned and then looked at Terra. Having never seen a woman other than herself, Avour was some what confused by it all. She looked down at herself and then at the wooden planks. Not having a change of clothes with her, Avour removed her own clothing, almost pealing of her leather trousers and then removed the sheets from one of the beds and wrapped it around herself.

Taking a deep breath Avour looked at Talia and smiled through her blotchy face. "Skirt" she said innocently at Talia and then turns her attention to Terra and smiles again. Terra looking totally different, more woman than Avour's ever seen her. Avour looses the smile and looks down. Pulling her arms across her chest crossing them infront of her. "Tight. Avour-Halfling no like. Where is Little-Kin and Koldar-Kin? Strange-Kin? Why all boy-kin gone for?" She pauses and looks around holding her nose. "They smell worse than Avour-no-skirt" She says with a slight smile on her face pointing at her clothes on the floor. Her skin looking greener than ever with the pale sheet wrapped around her. Suddenly loosing her footing Avour bents her knees and spreads out her arms re-balancing herself.

"Floor move!" She says frightened. "Floating tree moving?" Her heart starts to beat faster as she edges towards the wall as best she can. Fear in her eyes. "Avour ok swim. Water like-no." Her chest rises and falls dramatically as she starts to hyperventelate.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
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Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on June 20, 2002, 07:17:22 AM
Koldar hardly believes that he will get any excuse and has the serious feeling that he interrupted the woman in deep thoughts and should leave with a honest apologize and leave when she finally shows a sign of reaction, her voice being only a whisper in the wind.
She eyed him deeply for a moment and then turned back to the waves again. Koldar gulped uncertain where to put her strange behaviour. But a moment later, as much out of curiosity as out of the necissity not to seem impolite he introduces himself with a hinted -though aching!- bow.

"My name is Koldar Mondrakken, me and my companions are heading for Milkengrad, business-wise, in urgent matters."

he adds trying to be open but not to reveal anything of importance.

Her lack of reaction still startles him. Very irritated he also turns his attention to the sea again, absently listening to the commands of the captain and the sailors as they slowly brought the ship out of the docks of Strata.
Expertly and swiftly the sails were raised as the ship slowly slided out of the harbour and increased in speed.

Koldar sighs deeply. 'Out of Strata, ... again. And not happy about the paths that lay before me ... again. Why do I never get a second chance to correct my mistakes. Why do I never...'

Koldar again gets lost in deep and dark thoughts as the ship quickly leaves the port and bay of Strata behind heading for the open sea.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster ;)--



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on June 20, 2002, 08:35:22 AM
~Issabelle Looked to Koldar as he introduced himself... She offered her hand down... for him to kiss as a man should, when greeting a woman~

~She nods softly as a smile, near breaks the frown which is normally embracing her.~

 A pleasure... My Lord

~she says quietly as she turns her back towards the water... Leaning back against the rail of the ship. Her hair billows over her left shoulder... blowing in the wind as it whips past her. She keeps her eyes on him when he turns away, looking to the water once more... She gives no more information about herself... instead asks about him~

You are hurt My Lord?

~she asks... curious as to what sort of battle he has gone through as of recent.~



Title: V: Under deck:Women's room
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 21, 2002, 06:09:22 AM
„My dear Avour“ Talia smiles at Avour wiping her the tears from the face. She  is standing wrapped in this not very clean sheet she had indeed found on one of the planks. „I have bought some clothes for you in Strata, look what I have.“
Talia looks into her bundle and finds some green trousers, a light coloured shirt , a thin woollen waistcoat and some underwear as well. That will do for now,Avour. I think on this  ship you better don‘t wear a skirt. And here, want some fresh mil‘no leaves? They will take away most of the dirt and smell. You as well, Terra?“
Talia doesn‘t wait for an answer, but puts some leaves on  bed.
„I will now have a look after Koldar,  Almenda and especially after Capher, though I don‘t have an idea how to help him. And when I come back we will visit our animals,Avour, will we? Maybe I will even sleep there! Terra, could you perhaps help Avour if she has difficulties with the clothes, I have to look after Capher!“

Taking some things with her, Talia leaves the room and heads for the other. It is just two door s away and Talia enters after knocking.

Talia enters the other cabin , but none of the men are  there. Nobody?The belongings of her friends are lying on the „beds“, and somehow she has the feeling of a dominant presence in the room.Then she sees one of the packages move. Taking a closer look, she sees a Brownie sleeping, wrapped in some clothes.The first amusement about seeing a sleeping brownie vanishes, as she recognises, that this is Capher, Capher, the brownie.Though Almenda has told her already about Caphers shape shifting to a brownie, she is nevertheless shocked right now as the consequences come to her mind.
Talia touches him softly not to disturb his sleep, but doesn‘t know how to help him.

If  I only knew, if my drink could help him as it has done already,maybe he needs only the energy to shape shift back, but I fear this is different. He is asleep now, should I wake him up? I wonder what his true form is!.

Suddenly worn out , she takes place on one of the bunks, hoping that one of the men would come with an easy solution. Not daring to sleep, not knowing what to do, she sits there indecisive for a while.  

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 7/9/02 4:00:01 pm


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on June 27, 2002, 05:50:22 AM
Koldar waits again for any kind of reaction from this strange woman but as she offers her hand he quickly recovers from his confusion. Bowing deep over her hand he gives Issabelle a formal kiss on the hand.

~ A pleasure... My Lord~

"My pleasure, Mylady." he answers with a slightly forced smirk on the face and turns back to the water and both enjoy the loneliness of the waves again as the ship heads for the high seas.

~ 'You are hurt My Lord?'~

He looks back at her, a really majestic appearance as the wind plays with her long hair.

"Not that badly. I only got in one of the brawls you have to expect in the dark streets of Strata at night. Nothing serious though thanks to the healing skills of a friend." he tries to explain while again scratching one of the many itching bruises.

"How come that a lady like you travels alone? You seem to deserve a king's court to accompany you!" trying to push the ball back to her side not knowing how much he should be revealing to a complete stranger.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster ;)--



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on June 27, 2002, 08:31:22 AM
~she laughs lightly at his words...~

I am not... Royalty My Lord...

~it was true, she was of dragon blood, and dragons often think of themselves as royal, she herself did not consider herself royalty.~

I am Naught special... Just another, pretty face, as they say.

~She smiles quietly, her tongue escaping her mouth to run over her crimson lips as her eyes tug from the man... Looking over the ship silently. She doesnt offer too much info, unknowingly avoiding his toss of the ball in her court....~

And thee My Lord? Doest thou travel Alone?

~she asks quietly... Quiet unaware of this "game" as she again looks to him. Smiling reassuringly~



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 27, 2002, 09:32:22 AM
Talia leaves, and Terra attention wanders to her boots. her eyes settling on one of the empty pocket that had once sheathed on of her boot knives, and sorrowful shadow crossing her expression. Terra slowly reaches down, pulling the remaining knife from her boot, holding it in both hands caringly, for a moment before retrieving a shall stained peace of cloth from her pack, and carefully cleans the remaining blood, and from the blade and handle.

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on June 29, 2002, 08:07:22 AM
Avour grins and takes the mil'no leaves and starts to scrub her arms. Lifting the sheet up around her legs Avour gives them a scrub and then puts on the green trousers. She squats. Stands. Squats. And stands again, stratching the material. Over balancing with the slight movement of the ship Avour spreads her arms out and re-gains herself. Looking at Terra with a grin. Terra-kin, thinking bad again. Avour thinks to herself as she stares at Terra before turning and putting on the remaining clothing. Super hero style, bottom underwear on the top of her paints. Waving at Terra as she left the room with her new shirt feeling all soft and strange Avour doens't pay attention to the left and right turns that she takes and finds herself deep within the ships quarters.

"Avour-Halfling lost!" She says with a slight giggle. Turning around Avour retraces her steps following her own sent. Patting the door of her room as she walks past it. "If floating tree would stop moving Avour-Halfling's stomach happy much." Saying out loud to no one in particular Avour continues to walk and finds herself up on the main deck. Her eyes hurting with the fresh sunlight all of a sudden. She looks around and see's men, little men all around the place. "Avour-Halfling want Little-Kin, is where?" Stopping on of the dwarves from his work she looks down at him, then squats to his level. The man snorts and then pushes Avour off balance.

Falling on her back side, Avour groans. "Answer tell Avour-Halfling not." She says scratching her head wondering what she had done this time. Her attention is gotten by the huge white sails. "Pretty" She giggles as she stands up. Looking around she sees the sails rigging and then starts to walk towards it. The laddered ropes in front of her she looks at a man up the top. Smiling she remembers, High up, see more. Then Avour find Little-Kin, and Talia-Kin. Taking the rope in her hands she flips around to the same side as the man up the top and then starts climbing the ropes with no viaiable effort.

Once she was several peds up Avour looked around and saw Koldar standing talking with another lady. Desciding that he'd know where Talia-Kin is she climbed off the ropes not paying attention to the man up the top who had been yelling at her to get down. Once firmly, but shakenly on the deck again Avour walked up to Koldar. Seeing a lady standing near him Avour looks at her and smiles a big cheesy smile. Then it suddenly dissapears.

"Pretty-Human smell like Strange-Kin." Avour says having had a wiff of her sent with the winds wipping. Looking at Koldar, Avour points at Issabelle and repeats herself "Pretty-Human smell like Strange-Kin." Lowering her hand to the height of Capher's Brownie form Avour then stands and scratches her head. "Strange-Kin hurt." She looks back and forth from the two people. "Where Talia-Kin and Little-Kin?" Avour asks looking blankly at Koldar. Blinking as the salty air hits her eyes.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 01, 2002, 04:23:22 AM
Koldar and Issabella are interrupted in their casual talk as Avour shows up obviously uncomfortable by the unusal movement of the ship on the waves. Koldar chuckles.

"Obviously not." he answers her question.

Puzzled he looks at Avour. "What do you mean, Avour?" he asks worried that the woman make be offended by what Avour was saying and how she was saying it. Though from her explanation he rises his eyebrows and looks even more confused from Avour to Issabelle and back to Avour. This woman smells like ....Capher?

Still worried about Avour's behaviour towards the woman he assures Issabelle "I'm sorry, she sometimes doesn't know how to express something clearly. I'm sure she doesn't mean to be offensive or anything. But we nearly lost a good friend last night are now worried about his well being."

Koldar silently curses Avour for bringing him into such an embarassing situation towards a stranger and walks over to her.

"I don't know where Talia is either, Avour, so let's find her." He puts his left hand on her shoulder and writhes as the still recovering collar bone revolts under the movement. Koldar holds himself on Avour as the pain floods his body  and he reaches for his hurt shoulder. After a few seconds the pain is gone again but a slight pulsing reminds him that the bone and muscles haven not completely recovered, yet. Releasing  a surpressed hissing sound he turns back to Issabelle.

"Maybe you want to meet the rest of our merry group? Then you're eagerly invited to join us on our search for them. May I introduce," he points to Avour ", this is Avour. Avour, this is Issabelle a passenger like us and I guess we have to spend the next weeks together on this ship."

he continues trying to overplay his weakness and pain in his arm.

"I guess they must be still somewhere under deck. What do you think?" he directs to issabelle, "want to join us?" he still keeping himself stable with Avour's help. 'I could need some rest, obviously Avour's cure made me feel stronger than I actually am.'

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Issabelle
Post by: Issabelle on July 01, 2002, 11:44:22 PM
watches the strange creature silently... saying nothing to the creatures words. If she spoke to suddenly to deny any differences between her and Koldar, it would seem she was hiding something.~

 Tis, of No concern My lord....

~she says quietly... Then he asks her to join them, and meet the others... instinct tells her no... But knowledge of the human species tells her she had better, least they again, think she is hidding something.~

If it please thee My Lord, I can join you...



Title: Re: Issabelle
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 03, 2002, 09:54:22 AM
Terra becomes so absorbed and meticulous in clean the knife, she does not notice Avour leave. When Terra noticed Avour was not there she tossed the knife in the bunk next to her gear, grabs a pare of red boots that match her belt, and quickly puts them on. Then grabs the knife from the bunk replacing it in her boot before hurrying out of the room and into the cramped corridors. Terra considers for a short time where Avour would have gone, and reprimanding herself for allowing herself to get distracted as she did, and decides to look up on deck, as Avour did not seem accustomed to closed in spaces, nor to traveling by ship.

Terra makes her way through the corridors. Occasionally dodging a member of the crew, who look hungrily at her form clad in the tight clothing she found in her pack. When they took in the sight of the Kasumarii Moonblade at her hip, the cool expression on her face, and her cold analyzing gaze, they continue on there way without hesitation, choosing not to get into a bad situation with her. A situation in which they may end up dead.

Eventually she makes her way on deck, scanning the deck with a sweeping gaze, that settles on Avour, Koldar, and a woman she does not recognize. Terra notes the woman regal mannerisms as she approaches the group. Terra makes a shallow bow to the woman before addressing Avour and Koldar, "Avour you should not be walking around this ship alone," Terra moves closer to Avour and Koldar then lowers her voice so that the crew would not hear her. "I do not trust this crew. I can not say why, but I feel they may have a hidden agenda, and I doubt it would be to our liking. There is much that needs to be discussed, and we all need to get some rest."

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'



Title: Re: Issabelle
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 07, 2002, 03:47:22 AM
KOldar just wants to go to find the others when also Terra arrives shortly greeting Issabelle and then posing her concerns to him and Avour.
Koldar hasn't recognized anything, he was not in top shape anyway, but he cannot tell wether her assumption is based on hints by the crew he hasn't recognized or just her paranoia every warrior develops to a certain degree when he wants to get old.
But in any case he doesn't think this is the right place and time so he doubtfully looks at her.
"Every crew has a hidden agenda, smuggling, theft, maybe something else. They're usually a quiet and careful band either and don't like strangers and passengers in general. So I don't trust them either, they'll probably invent some additional tolls to pay and try to steal our things but I wouldn't call this unusual. We will have to be on the watch though I don't think there's more behind it than this... Anyway, where's Talia? Avour is looking for her and I need some sleep soon, I guess." He scratches his cheek. " And a bath... And a shave." He adds stroking his chin.

"Well, I wanted to introduce Issabelle, a passenger like we are to you anyway. So let's find Talia, I'll try to find something to wash, have some chat and go to bed. We'll have enough time to talkl the next weeks I guess."

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Issabelle
Post by: Avour on July 08, 2002, 08:16:22 AM
A strained look comes across Avour's face when she realises that the others don't understand her. Sighing with frustration Avour raises her eye brows and rolls her eyes at Koldar, scratches her ear in annoyance and then turns her side to Terra. "Hrumpf." Is all she manages to say, not knowing any other way to express her general annoyance. Not wanting to give up, she moves closer to Koldar and whispers.....

"Avour-Kin try tell Talia about the smell-sames. All kin have similar smell, all human-kin. Not Little-Kin, he not human-kin, he smell no-same. Pretty-human smell human-kin, and no at same time. Like Capher-kin. Capher-Kin and Pretty-kin look like Talia-Kin and Koldar-kin, but no, different." Taking a step back she hopes that what she says explains it. "Understand?" Avour looks at Koldar with her weight now on one leg, and a hand on her hip.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
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Title: ~Issabelle keeps her eyes on the one who seems
Post by: Issabelle on July 08, 2002, 11:47:22 PM
insitant on figuring out who she is. A Slight frown playing her lips.~

Capher Kin?

~She asks quietly. She shows no emotion at the words... Would she possibly find her brother her? Or was there another shifter on this ship. Her eyes fall off the insistant woman, and soon onto Koldar again... Offering her arm to take as they walk.~

 As I said... Twould please me to go with you, My Lord



Title: Talia on deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 10, 2002, 01:53:22 AM
None of the men is coming to the room. So finally Talia decides to leave and to look after Avour and then after Swing. But when going back, she finds the other room empty as well.

Oh well, lets‘s see, if the deck is a nicer place, Avour is surely up there.

After getting lost in some of the corridors first, Talia  finds finally the way up to the deck where she soon meets her party - and a stranger.
Terra is here, Avour close to Koldar, saying something to him, and Koldar, tired and worn out looking as well, but still upright despite his bruises, is standing close to a beautiful looking woman, wonderful black hair falling down her back, a blue long dress and something  white around her shoulder.She looks wonderful, but a bit unsuitable dressed for a ship and a voyage like this one.
And while approaching the group the strange woman lifts her arm for Koldar to take it. This gesture looks so intimate, that it is, not knowing why, a shocking sight for Talia. Suddenly she feels not only tired, but dirty, old and very sad. She wanted Koldar to tell all about Soya, she wanted to ask him if he needs some of the medicine Mirijli gave him and help him to apply it, perhaps? But now she looks only  somewhat desperately at him, trying to keep an unmoving face like Terra is mastering it so well, and after a short  untypical short hello she says to Avour:

„Want to come with me to look after our animals?“

And turns, after a second look at Koldar and the woman,  away from the group , heading for the place the animals have to stay.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Talia on deck
Post by: Issabelle on July 10, 2002, 02:54:22 AM
~Issabelle's amber eyes fall on the new woman... and a brow raises at the look she is given. She Meant nothing intimate by her actions. No more then anyone royal would mean anything when doing the same. Though she didnt think of herself as royal, her manorisms still held the royal look. She Looked to Koldar with a raised brow as the woman seemingly stormed off.~

 A friend of yours My Lord?

~the fact that this was nothing more then a man escorting a woman somewhere, that it was nothing intimate, didnt help Issabelle to understand why the woman was seemingly upset.~



Title: Re: Talia on deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 12, 2002, 08:29:22 AM
Koldar looks startled at Talia wondering about her unemotional behaviour ignoring him and their new guest completely, not saying much at all. Confused Koldar watches Talia leave for the horse chambers with fast and firm steps.
He even overhears Issabelle's question.
Before Issabelle can lower her arm Koldar fetches it by the hand joint and slightly too fast leads her over to Terra and Avour.
“I’m eternally sorry, I forgot.” He firmly drags her in front of the two. “May I introduce to you my fellow companions: Terra and Avour. I trust them with my life so I can assure you, you’re under friends. Terra, Avour, this is Issabelle, a passenger like ourselves. Excuse me but I cannot stay her any longer. I have to help out with our horses. We hopefully may continue our splendid conversation later this night but for now I have to go.”
He makes a big smile and then turns to Avour. “Avour, you stay with Terra. I’ll help Talia with the horses. You stay with Terra, yes?”
With raised finger he wants to ensure that Terra understands as well what he expects but he is quickly reminded that it is Terra he’s talking to and so he waves the finger instead and “Play nice!” is the only he thing he adds before he quickly  heads for the animal chambers himself.
He climbs down the stairs into the darkness of the vast storage rooms. Before he enters through the door to the room where the animals were placed in secure chambers he halts and takes a deep breath.
What was that about again? Talia seems mad at me and the first thing I do is to follow her. I don’t even know why she should be mad…
For one moment Koldar scratches his head full with doubts about his latest reactions either but then he reaches for the door handle to enter the room…

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Talia on deck
Post by: Avour on July 12, 2002, 10:01:22 AM
Avour smiles as Talia comes up. She wants to follow after her but Koldar tells her to stay with Terra. His finger shows her his seriousness in the matter. Feeling some what annoyed she pokes her tongue out at Koldar behind his back and then turns to Terra. Her blank face. Avour swallows and smiles nervously. “Avour-Halfling trying to tell, maybe Terra-Kin yes what Avour-Halfling is saying?” She says fumbling with her hands. She moves close to Terra so that Issabelle couldn’t hear what she was saying.

“Talia-Kin and Terra-Kin smell the same” Avour points in the direction that Talia walked off in and then at Terra. “Koldar-kin smell similar, but… more… growly” She puffs up her frame to imitate the body frame of a man. “Little-Kin smell like a little growley human, but not, Little-kin different race. Like fish-swim and bird-fly.” Avour’s eyes dart around the place as her hands fly about trying to explain her point.

“Capher-kin, strange smell. All animal-kin in one, and more.” She says folding her arms. “And growly at same time.” She says pausing and moves closer to Terra. “Pretty-kin smell like no-growly Capher-kin!” Avour whispers and then moves back to a respectable distance placing her hands on her hips. “Avour-kin, no explain like it make sense, but it make sense! Avour-kin just can’t explain it!” She says in a huff frowning. “Terra-kin understand?” She asked worried becoming more and more aggravated with herself and her inability to speak properly.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
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Title: Re: Talia on deck
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 12, 2002, 11:44:22 AM
Koldar comes closer to Terra and Avour, telling Avour to stay with her, and indicates to Avour with a gesture of his finger that he is serious. Terra nod in agreement although a tiny distant voice told her to protest and insist Avour goes with him instead.

Once Koldar had left Avour tries to explain to her again what ever she had noticed. Terra finds her mind numb at the attempt of understanding the half-elf. "I am sorry Avour, I can not understand what you are trying to say. I can see it is important to you that we know, but we are all tiered, and worn out. We may understand after we have all had some sleep. Explain it to us then."

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'



Title: Under deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 14, 2002, 08:38:22 AM
Talia carries her head unusually low, her shoulders show how tired she, her heart is hurting and her eyes are filled with tears. She tries hard to regain her normal confidence and blinks the tears away, maybe she needs just a bit sleep. She doesn‘t even know why she has acted as she did, now it seems silly to her. Something has to be wrong with her.

This time she finds easily  her way through the ship and is glad to find Swing well, though not very happy either, but quite upset. She comforts her, and  the ai‘nuvic lies down and Talia finds her rest next to her, her head resting on one of the ai'nuvics legs.

She had the impression, that someone had followed her and waited for the door to open......

But tired as she is, she is  asleep immediately. Her dreams however are unpleasant, turning around Capher, shapeshifting between brownie and his human form and something else Talia can‘t see clearly, and then this woman is here as well,not having a clear form either and on the other side of the two is Koldar standing with Soya close to him . Talia wants to get past the two shapeshifters in her dream to get to him, but she doesn‘t succeed.

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 7/14/02 9:19:48 am


Title: On deck with Terra and Issa'
Post by: Avour on July 14, 2002, 07:04:22 PM
"I am sorry Avour, I can not understand what you are trying to say. I can see it is important to you that we know, but we are all tiered, and worn out. We may understand after we have all had some sleep. Explain it to us then."

Avour uncustomarily groans in frustration. Having taken a disliking to Issa' for upsetting Talia. "No!" Avour says. "Avour-kin explain to Talia-kin then!" She says walking off in the direction that Talia and Koldar had walked off in. "Oh nasty bad words!" She tries to swear.

"Some-kin have to understand Avour-Halfling!"

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
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Title: Re: On deck with Terra and Issa'
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 15, 2002, 01:33:22 AM
Terra puts a hand on Avours shoulder to stop her.

"Avour, I know what you are saying. I have heard it before. I just don't understand your point. We are all vary tierd. Everything will be far more clear after we all have some sleep."

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'



Title: Re: On deck with Terra and Issa'
Post by: Avour on July 18, 2002, 01:33:22 PM
With a sigh Avour glances over her shoulder at Issabelle, not liking the woman for being the one to upset Talia. Looking at Terra she nods. "Find Talia-Kin, Little-kin, Strange-kin then rest yes." Avour says yawning. Wanting more than ever to stay up and talk to Talia, however knowing that with the sudden and unwanted burst of sleepiness, she yawns again and makes a funny noise while yawning. Holding on to her stomach as it grumbles.

"Avour-Halfling have good suggestion, no find others first. Find food first. Eat, Avour-Halfling tummy talking." She says patting it. Mid way though a third yawn in as many minuets Avour blinks slowly and rubs her eyes. "Avour-Halfling have another better suggestion." Pausing nodding her head. "Just sleep-shut-eye." Scratching her arm she walks towards the man hole.

Remembering that Koldar told her to stay with Terra Avour suddenly stops and turns around. Pleading with her eyes Avour looks back down the man hole and yawns twice.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
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Title: Re: On deck with Terra and Issa'
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 22, 2002, 02:40:22 PM
"Lets get some sleep then." Terra says with a hint of warmth to her cool tone, and lead Avour down into the ship. When she was sure the woman would not here her, she spoke up again, "There is something strange about that woman. She speaks almost as Capher does, but with less words. As open as she appears to be she hides something. Everyone has things they hide, some how hers makes me uncomfortable."

Terra continues walking through the corridors in silence. Despite her outward appearance of strength, her energy had long since gone. Her discipline, and will are all that remain to drive her forward, and prevent her from collapsing in exhaustion.
In her exhausted state she could feel her resistance to her dark memories weakening. If she were not able sleep soon they would eventually overwhelm her, and may even drive her insane.

Terra and Avour eventually come to the room, Terra removes an old blanket from her pack and offered it to Avour.

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on July 25, 2002, 03:13:22 AM
As Koldar stands before the door is rather unsure what to do. -Why is Talia behaving so strange? She barely knows him! -
Pausing for another few seconds he finally sighs and silently he slips through the door. Several horse heads are turning but otherwise the room seems entry.
-Darn! He could not have missed her!- Carefully he walks to the horse boxes not wanting to be loud, the horses are nervous enough. He gives Soor-avash an assuring pat on its nose when it greets him. All horses seemed to be kept well, as well as possible given this is a ship, at least. Koldar silently walks over to the box where Talia's Swing is supposed to be and stops as he sees Talia sleeping her head resting on one of Swing's head.

Koldar considers waking her but he doesn't want to disturb her, he forgot what he wanted to say anyway. Her sleep seems unsteady and Koldar wonders what she might be dreaming about.
Thinking that the last day was pretty much exhausting enough to make a mountain troll fall asleep in exhaustion he does not care much though and so he decides to leave her there. Before doing so though he removes his green, old shabby, travel coat from his back and carefully hulls Talia into the cloth against the coldness.
Done that he watches her sleep a few more moments and then decides to leave. After that he returns to the deck and sees that the others have gone.
-Must have gone to bed. What a good idea!- he thinks smiling. But for him there are still other matters to attend to. He knees down on the foor of the bow of the ship enjoying the fast winds blowing into his face. Relaxing he settles down half thinking about the last days half meditating. "You test me hard, Might one, ..." he mumbles but then goes quiet and watches the waves instead.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Avour on July 31, 2002, 03:46:22 PM
Avour follows Terra to the room and then crawls on to one of the wooden planks after looking and studying it closley. Moving her knees up to her chest she falls asleep on her side.

ooc - sorry it's short, not sure what else to post at the moment.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
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Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Capher on July 31, 2002, 11:37:22 PM
Capher, crawls out of the little fella's pocket.  He slowly crawls down the shirt and makes his way to the edge of the wooden plank that the little fella was sleeping on.    I must get to Talia he thinks to himself.    But where in Coor's name am I ?

Capher's memory has huge gaps in it.  He remembers some things but cannot remember others.  He knows he must get to Talia but cannot remember why?  He just knows he must get to her.  He looks down from the edge of the wooden plank like bed.    This is impossible!!  How am I suppose to get down from here?

He looks around and then hears a sound, he looks toward what seems like a huge doorway, another little fella, like the one he was in the pocket of walks in the opening.  He stops next to the bed and begins to rummage through the sleeping fella's pockets.  Capher hides under the musty blanket the little fella was sleeping on. Some lice jump around.  Capher grabs one and eats it.  It stops his stomache from grumbling a little.

He watches intently from his hiding place.  Then another one joins this one.  They begin to talk.  "Say mate if the Captain catches you he'll hang you from the yardarm?"

"Ah who cares, they are all going to be killed and thrown overboard soon anyway and the women sold to the slave merchants at Shan' Thai."

The second one rubs his hands gleefully together and scratches his crotch.  "Well I hope the Captain allows us to sample the female goods before we turn them over to Hassan, the flesh trader.  I fancy that new one we picked up."

"Aye, I fancy that redhead.  And I know that Igor fancies the strange looking green one.  And we all know that the Captain fancies the dark haired one called Talia.  She looks and acts like she would be a spitfire in the sack?" he laughed wickedly.

The first one gets done searching the little fella's pockets. "Ah, he has nothing! No gold, no gems, nothing!  I wish I knew where that fella was that gave the Captain those jewels?  Did you ever see such perfect jewels in your life?  He must be somewhere?  Come on lets go look for him?  

They both made their way quietly out of the room.  Capher thought over all that he heard.   I have to get to Talia, quickly.  

With that thought he looked around and saw a piece of rope at the end of the bed hanging down, the end almost reaching down the floor.  He ran, jumped and grabbed hold of the rope. He began to slide down the rope, faster than he expected and he burned his hands.  He let go and fell the rest of the way to the floor.  "Umpf" he said as he hit the floor, but he rolled when his feet touched so it lessened the shock of the fall.  He blew upon his rope burned hands.  Then he began to run toward the door.

 Must get to Talia was his only thought.  But where in Coor's name is she? This place is so big.  He paused and thought of what one of the dwarfs had said.  Yardarm? That must be only on a ship!!  Now how did I know that?  Are we on a ship?  Why are we on a ship?  Oh so many questions and no answers.  

He headed out the door.  

Capher, former Tribes and Races Supervisor Moderator.The difference between genius and insanity is a very fine line.

Edited by: Capher at: 7/31/02 2:50:49 pm


Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Issabelle on August 01, 2002, 01:48:22 AM
~Issabelle followed the others as they walked away. She assumed she would have to sleep with them, in the same room anyway. This annoyed her, almost as much as the little green creature which was ruining her cover. She didnt like to hurt people... but if she had too, to keep herself safe, she would... wouldnt anyone? She licked her lips lightly as she strolled absently behind them. Not too sure about going to bed right this moment. She was a dragon, she could sleep a long while, or stay awake a long while. She sighed and moved to the railing near the corridor to the rooms. Stopping outside the hall and just watching the waves. Her eyes stare blankly at the water, watching the fish beneath the waves, her eyesight rather good. Dolphin like creatures... soon covered the image of the fish. Catching them in their jaws and swallowing the fish whole. Mmmm She thought... food would be good. Soon again she got lost in thought. Thinking about the days before Capher had left... She sighed lightly, letting her chin fall to the rail as she looked into the water... alone... quiet...~



A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.

I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And Hate What I Fear


Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 01, 2002, 02:12:22 AM
Avour was asleep before she could except Terras offer. Terra lays the blanket over Avour, and turns to her gear, and the plank bed she will be sleeping on. Terra remove her MoonBlade from her belt and places it on the plank close to the wall, and takes her dagger from the plank above and places it next to her MoonBlade. Then removes her boots, and crawls onto the plank and goes to sleep, her head laying on one arm, and her other hand relaxed over the handle of the dagger.

Despite her outward peaceful appearance, her sleep is anything but peaceful. Dark and bloody images, memories of horrors long past, stalking her through her dreams, not allowing a moment of peace. A battle raging as her mind tries to gain control of the memories, and push them away again.

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Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 01, 2002, 07:22:22 PM
Talia feels uneasy in her dreams, but after some time she gets warmer and falls now in a deeper, refreshening sleep - was it  due to the warming clothes wrapped around or the caring touch?

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Capher on August 02, 2002, 01:08:22 AM
Capher has no idea where he is as he runs along the sides of the ship all he knows is that he must find Talia.  He enters a room and skids to a stop and yelps as little slivers of wood puncture the skin of the bottom of his feet.  In front and towering above him, like a snow capped mountain was a man with silver hair and dark robes.  He seemed to be lost in thought as he looked out of one of the ships portholes.

  Maybe if I can get this mans attention he can take me to Talia or knows where she is?  Though he seems unfamiliar to me, yet he looks a little bit like.... Who? Capher thought to himself.

"Ouch, Ooch" He mumbled as he walked as close as he could hopping on one foot then the other as he pulled the splinters out of them.  He reached out and tugged on the mans robes.  "Hey!! Hey mister!!  Can you hear me.  I am down here!!!"  Capher shouted as loud as he could.  He thought to himself.     I will wait just a little bit, if he does not reply then I will look for Talia myself

Capher hoped the man would reply soon.  For a sense of urgency had begun to envelope him.  

Capher.

Edited by: Capher at: 8/1/02 4:12:15 pm


Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 02, 2002, 06:23:22 AM
Sounds of the serene water filled his ears as the elf looked through the viewport, like some portal leading to another land. On his side, dark, dim lit corridors. On the other side, bright light, calm ocean. It had been long since he had rode a ship, back in his adventuring days. But those were long past. The days of adventuring were centuries ago. Now, his reasons for going out into the world were far more different, and vile. He was no longer a young elf, seeking nothing but glory, honor, and excitement. No more. His hunger craved only one thing now. Power. Infinite power.

It was then that he noticed the tugging at the bottom of his robe, and a small, squeeking noice that sounded like a miniscule voice. Turning his head, he looked down and saw a brownie, pulling at the material like it was some large lever.

Grabbing his robe, he pulled it up so that the brownie was dangling eye level to him. Glaring at the... thing, he asked in a deep tone, "Why do you pester me, brownie?"



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Capher on August 02, 2002, 10:54:22 PM
Capher, who was holding onto the mans robes, was suddenly pulled up.  He hung on to the robe for all he was worth. He looked down as he was continually being pulled up.  Whew! That is a long way down. He thought to himself.  

He felt his feet dangling and then he came eye to eye with the man.  Capher felt a sudden chill sweep through his body, and the chill deepened when he heard the man speak.  Capher hung there like a rag doll in a childs hands, speechless.    Why should I be afraid of this man?  Something tells me I should not.  That I have power that even he could not even imagine. Capher looked down at his dangling feet.  Yeah, right.  I have more power than he?

Capher begins to laugh almost hysterically.  Then suddenly he stops.  He remembers why he is there.  He speaks, hoping the man understands him. "Kind sir, are there other travellers upon this ship?  Especially a woman, who has dark hair that is braided in one long braid.  I think she has companions as well, but I cannot think of them.  The womans name is Talia."

Capher hung there waiting for the mans reply.

Capher.



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on August 03, 2002, 02:52:22 AM
Koldars try to meditate and order his thoughts but instead he soons falls back and sleeps in exhaustion. His dreams are filled with memories, many dark memories about his past only lit by the few bright moments in his life. He is a Knight of the moonlight, he stands in the darkness to safe the daylight...
Sleeping he twitches whenever the harsh salty seawinds bite his many bruises he feels asleep in the shadow of a wooden rail in the bow.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 03, 2002, 05:58:22 AM
"More travelers, you ask? Yes, I did see some when I came onboard. This woman you speak of, I believe I might have seen her heading towards the cargo hold, just some time ago." the sorcerer replied, continuing to keep his glare on the miniscule being. I sense something.... an odd amount of magical power eminating from this brownie. It feels... familiar, yet different in some ways... This one is hiding.. something...

Breaking from his thought, Hajarian continued. "Are you meaning to inquire that I might take you to her?"



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Capher on August 03, 2002, 06:07:22 AM
"Yes, kind sir, that is what I would like.  If you do not mind.  Otherwise you can put me back down on the floor and just show me the way and I will be on my way."  Capher said.

Capher.



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 03, 2002, 06:20:22 AM
"As you wish." the elf replied coarsely. Reaching up with his other hand, he gripped the brownie around his midsection, tightly, and tugged him lose of his robe. Turning, he headed off in the direction of the cargo hold.

* * * * *

Coming across the hold, Hajarian noticed the door was open, though the woman had closed it when she had entered. He wondered if she had already left. Stepping inside with the silent grace usual to his race, he took small steps and examined the room. There were a few horses, and other animals inside, but none seemed to mind his intrusion.

After a few moments of searching, his eyes spotted the woman, 'Talia', as the brownie had called her. She was sleeping soundly, with a travel coat placed over. Stooping down, he placed the brownie on the floor. "This is whom you were looking for, correct?" he inquired quietly.



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Capher on August 04, 2002, 03:02:22 AM
Capher felt like he was in a vise as the man held him.  He squirrmed a little but soon he was put down and his eyes beheld Talia.  A tear fell from Caphers right eye.  He looked at the man.  

"Yes sir, that is whom I was speaking of.  Thank you so much for bringing me to her.  She is asleep.  I hate to do so but I must wake her.  It may be best if you stepped back for if she does not know you she may become frightened and I would not want that to happen."

Capher gently crawled up the cloak until he was close to Talia's left ear.  "Talia," he whispered. "Talia it is Capher.  Please wake up."  Capher took a strand of her hair and tickled her ear with it.  "Talia, please wake up, it is Capher."

He stood there waiting for her to respond, looking back once to see if the man had moved away, then stood there....waiting.

Capher.



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 04, 2002, 02:27:22 PM
Backing up slightly so that his upper torso remained in the shadows of the hold, the sorcerer looked on as the brownie attempted to gain the sleeping woman's attention. Hearing the name Capher, a strange feeling of familiarity rang through him. That name sounds familiar... hmm.... I think I may have to look into this one.



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 05, 2002, 07:59:22 AM
Some hours pass by and Talia sleeps now deep and sound, no dreams are disturbing her any longer, she feels safe next to her ai‘nuvic,  till a tiny voice is penetrating her sleep and she starts again dreaming from Capher. It takes some time till her mind is able to analyse that there is something coming from the outside trying to wake her up. And suddenly her fighters reflexes are awake and she holds still, but opens her eyes but a little bit. She recognises a brownie with Caphers face sitting on  her shoulder and is now fully awake. She sits upright carefully taking care of Capher, taking him and gently putting him on her knees.

„Oh, you are awake , my friend. How did you find me here?“ Taking notice from the tall figur  hiding partly in the dark she adds: „And who is the gentleman accompanying you? And welcome , stranger!“

Her thoughts are running fast.
 Who is this stranger there, was I this fast asleep that I wasn‘t aware of somebody entering the place for our animals? Oh dear, where are all my fighting  skills gone? Luckily I didn‘t mention Caphers name! How much does he know and what can I say to Capher in his presence?

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Capher on August 05, 2002, 09:13:22 PM
Her gentle touch, and sweet voice as Talia puts Capher upon her knee helps him to understand why Koldar would be attracted to her.   She could soothe his tormented soul. In fact, she could probably soothe anyones tormented soul, there is such kindness in one who is a warrior.  Capher thought.

"Talia, problem remembering, only thing remember is Talia, and wonderful water you carry.  Do you still have water?"

Capher then follows Talia's eyes to the strange man who helped him.  "I know not who he is Talia, but he was kind enough to help me find you."

Capher.



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 06, 2002, 08:13:22 AM
„Of course,  my friend! I have even some here in the saddle bags!“

Talia carefully puts Capher down and looks after the drink. She finds it immediately and takes Capher back on her lap to help him to drink out of the bottle which is quite big for him. But the rim of the bottle is just too thick and the danger of flooding Capher with the drink is not too underestimate. But with a tiny silvery spoon Talia finally manages to give Capher some of the drink.

 Now I‘m really curious how it will work this time

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Capher on August 06, 2002, 09:23:22 PM
As the strange magical water trickles down Caphers throat.  He feels its power coursing through his viens.  Suddenly Capher goes rigid and he looks like a stick.  His eyes glaze over and then strange things begin to happen all over the room.  

A spark of flame appears and with seemingly life of its own starts running all over the room, sparking the horses, swing, the corners of Hajarain's robe, Talia's blouse until it jumped back into Capher. Little things that were alive, a piece of moss, fungus on the wood suddenly turn brown and die.

Then there was nothing, a pause in the midst of all the chaos, then Capher's eyes opened wide and there was a twinkle in them.  He started to babble.  "Danger, ship, Dwarves,"  then a pause. Then more babbling. "Sewer, Koldar, thieves, Terra, Avour, Almenda, Heart!!!"  Then a longer pause.  And more babbling. "Love, kindness, Bium, come here big boy, Knight of the moonlight, Talia, unrequited love, Jewels ah such lovely things, Wisdom!!! better than jewels, better than gold.  Sword of Revealing"

Then nothing.  Capher's eyes went blank, his body shuddered then he shouted "Master!!"  Then he fell backwards into blackness.  

Capher.



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Almenda on August 07, 2002, 07:21:22 AM
Almenda goes back to the room after exploreing the innerds of the ship.  Being extreamly tired, he falls fast asleep on the poor excuse of a bed, Snoring loudly.

Almenda wakes up fast, knowing instently that he has been searched. He looks around, noticing that his stuff has been disturbed. Also, he finds that Capher is missing. He quickly gets up, and heads over to the girls bedroom knocking quickly.

"Not all who wander are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The  Fellowship of the Ring.



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 07, 2002, 04:45:22 PM
(OOC: Boy I'm pooped... 1 magic spell entry... at least 3 'Uri' checks, at least 5 posts in RP stories, and over 20 other various postings.... just in the last half day or so! *faints* Don't expect a long post...)

IC: Watching as the brownie shouted various miscellaneous things, then screaming out "Master!!" before falling into unconsciousness, Hajaraian wondered what sort of group he had fallen into. Interesting. Quite interesting indeed.

Stepping out of the shadows and closer to the woman and the little one known as Capher, he asked, "What exactly is that potion you carry? And what about the things the brownie spoke of? If you mind, I would like to be informed of these things."



Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 07, 2002, 09:42:22 PM
Talia grabs Capher to prevent him from falling down when he goes rigid, pulls him closer to her onto her lap, but doesn't dare to touch him when he looks like he is set on fire. Puzzled and a bit frightened she looks at him. Suddenly all is over and he lies there inconsciousnessly.

  Was that my drink who caused it all?

The shadowy figure chooses to come out of the dark and asks what kind of drink it was Talia gave to Capher.

„Oh, that, it was only a herbal drink the Shendars use if they are a bit outworn, well , at least I thought it was this drink. Maybe there was another ingredient I didn‘t know. I have it from a Stratanian healer. And the other things? You better ask him , if he comes back to consciousness!“

A bit worried, Talia looks at Capher lying on her lap, carefully striking over his little body to see if life will come back soon.

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 8/7/02 12:43:46 pm


Title: Re: Under deck
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 08, 2002, 08:34:22 AM
After a couple of hours the termoil in Terras mind dies down, but in the aftermath math she could only manage to come to a shallower, peacefull sleep for a short time before she is awaken by someone knocking at the door.

Terras dagger comes easily to hand as she wakes, and rolls over so that she can get up. As she come upright her other had grasps her sword, then lifts herself from the plank bed, putting the sheath of her sword behind her belt. She glances at Avour sleeping soundly, and to the door that she had not remembered closing, then opened the door to find Almenda.

By the way he had been knoking she knew something was not quite right, and asked, "What is going on?".

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'



Title: In the Girl's cabin.
Post by: Almenda on August 08, 2002, 03:38:22 PM
As Terra open's the door, She ask's what's wrong. "I've been searched.  Check your belongings. Plus, Capher's gone. I don't know what's going on, but I don't like it." He quickly looks up at Avour. "How's she doing?"

"Not all who wander are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The  Fellowship of the Ring.



Title: Re: In the Girl's cabin.
Post by: Avour on August 09, 2002, 08:33:22 AM
Dreams creep in to Avour mind, something that is normally a treat for her. Running along with the deer in her home land, talking with birds and other animals. However this time she starts to dream about bad things. Being thrown up against the wall and choaked by the big adventure, coming across it again in the desert and being wiped out, falling down the hole in the nosey town in to the smelly water, being chased by huge creatures again, flying around on Talia's AJ, not liking the ship or the littke funny liquid drinking men, nor the new female human who upset Talia and also smells like Capher. Stirring in the bed Avour turns over to face the door still sleeping she suddenly remembers about her shiney rocks and sits up.

*thud*

Avour's head hits the bed above her head. "Ompf!" She says as she rebounds off the bed back on to her own. "Ouch!! Stupid Avour-Hafling." She says sleepily rubbing her head. Dizzyly looking around the room Avour tries to focus on whats happening, who is and isn't there. Her vision still sleepy, she notices Terra's red hair, sees a smaller figure at the door she at first is a little uncomfortable, but then his sent trickles in to the room and she realises that it's Almenda. "Little-kin!" She says excitedly as she creeps out of bed.

Making her way across to her pile of dirty clothes, Avour searches through them and finds her shiney rocks there. "Avour-Halfling's shiney rocks, and Caphers rock. ALthough she didn't know which one was his. "Terra-Human, they safe...?" She asks  

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
Character Description



Title: Re: In the Girl's cabin.
Post by: Capher on August 09, 2002, 11:11:22 PM
Capher slowly opens his eyes, a smile as wide as the ocean splits his face as he enjoys Talia's caresses upon his body.  Then his memory floods back in full.  He sits upright and gently takes Talia's hand.  He looks deep into her eyes.  "Talia, your beauty outshines the nights stars.  My mind is healed thanks to your wonderful water and I remember everything.  Thank you for being such a good friend."

Capher turns and looks at the stranger.  "Sir, though I do not know you, I thank you for your kindness in bringing me to Talia."  Capher stands and bows. "My name is Capher, adventurer, seeker of wisdom, beauty and the helper of all those who fight evil in this day.  This beautiful young lady is my aquantance and friend, her name is Talia Stormwind.  But do not let her beauty and kindness beguile you for she is a warrior.  There are others upon this ship which I must speak to and if you are willing and the others are willing, you can come along.  However I warn you, our task is very dangerous, and could get you killed, but if you desire to see evil vanquished then you are most welcome.  If you are one who desires for evil or is one of its minions then flee, for you will meet those whose purpose, is to destroy such.  I tell you this for your information and because of your show of kindness to me."

Capher then turned to Talia walks up her arm and whispers into her ear.  "My dear friend, I need to talk with the others.  We are in danger and I need to know about the Heart.  Also we need to put our heads together to figure out a way to get my original shape back.  I think that I have an idea but first we must be all together.  I whisper because I do not know the man and until I do, and he is accepted, I do not want to give him any more information than I already have.  Giving him my name will not hurt anything, even after he sees me in my human shape.  He is a sorcerer, that I can tell.  So knowing that I am a shape shifter will give him pause, if he is thinking about attacking us or me if he is on the wrong side.  However if he is on our side and decides to come with us he would be a tremendous asset."

Capher slides back down Talia's arm.  "Sir, I ask you to wait here, until after I talk to my friends and then I will gladly introduce them to you, if they are willing.  If not I pray you understand.  Talia, we must go, and quickly, for danger is very near."

Capher.



Title: Re: In the Girl's cabin.
Post by: Issabelle on August 09, 2002, 11:34:22 PM
~With a internal chortle Issabelle pulls herself from the outside world and turns to head to her room. With the others... She will get no sleep tonight, she knows it. Her eyes glisten a little as she sighs... thinking about her brother for only a moment before stepping into the room. Pupils expanding more then they hence were, taking in the darkness, giving her near perfect night vision. She moves to what she assumes is her bed and slowly lays down. She doesnt undress nor change clothes. She just lays back, on her back Looking to the ceiling (or bed...depending on if she has top or bottom bunk) above her.~



A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.

I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And Hate What I Fear


Title: Re: In the Girl's cabin.
Post by: Almenda on August 10, 2002, 02:43:22 AM
(OOC: Issabelle, I'm going to take it that your post was before I came in, and why the door was colsed, just to tie it all together.)

IC: Avour get's up, and hits her head on the bunk above her. Almenda let's a small, loveing, smile cross his face for a split second, then it's gone. "Good morning Avour." Then she asks if her and Capher's jewls are safe.

<Capher's jewls are probaly the most safe.>

Then he thinks of the Heart. It was gone from his pocket when he woke up. He then remebers he hid it, on account that he didn't trust the crew.

<For once, I think I made a smart move.>

He then notices another girl in the room, laying on her bunk. "Who's that Terra?" he says, pointing to her.

"Not all who wander are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The  Fellowship of the Ring.

Edited by: Almenda at: 8/9/02 5:48:01 pm


Title: Re: In the Girl's cabin.
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 10, 2002, 06:05:22 AM
Terra glances at the occupied bunk above Avours, then back to Almenda.

"Another passenger. We met briefly up on deck a while ago."

Turning to her gear she takes a quick look through her saddle bags, and then through her pack. Taking note of the contents incase anything was missing. finding the pouch that held coins and the jewels Capher had given her as payment.

"It does not appear anything of consequence is missing. We should find Capher and the others. I saw Koldar, and Talia last on deck going to the hold where our horses and Talias Aj' are being kept."

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 8/21/02 4:43:22 pm


Title: Re: In the Girl's cabin.
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 11, 2002, 09:29:22 AM
Nodding, Hajarain replied to the brownie's words, "Capher, I shall let you know that I am not on the side of evil. However, I do not serve the light's sides either. I am both, and I am neither. I serve myself, and if that is a noble enough cause for you then I emplore thee, it would be an honor to travel with you and your group. Though I had other plans, they may be set aside for now, for they were not important and I have plenty of time to do them later."

"Now, if you shall excuse me, I have to settle my things in my cabin, before a likely storm hits the ship. I believe your friends to be in the same area, correct? For the dwarves of this ship placed us all in the same two rooms, dividing one for the ladies and one for the lords. T'would be quicker for you to reach my company after you have spoken with your friends if I am just on the opposite side of the hall, and in this way we both can get our tasks done with little waste of time."

Turning to set out, he looked back and asked, "Shall I accompany you two up? Or shall I go ahead?"

Edited by: Hajarian Ryelliin at: 8/11/02 12:30:19 am


Title: Under Deck,Capher, Hajarian, Talia
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 12, 2002, 08:20:22 PM
Talia is happy to see that at least Caphers mind is restored judging after the compliments he throws around and the way he introduce himself  to the stranger.She smiles back at him and enjoys his walking up her arm. Though it seems that the danger which drives him forward really presses on him, she can‘t  abstain from teasing him :

„Sure Capher, let‘s hurry, but , well, why can‘t you stay a brownie, I‘m enjoying it when you are sitting on my shoulder!“

Not waiting for a response she looks for her sword and suddenly realises that she had been covered with a coat not belonging to her.

  Isn‘t that Koldars coat? Why do I have it?

Talias feelings again are going up and down, but there  is  no time now to spend more thoughts on that . So she carefully folds Koldars coat as if it were the most precious thing she is possessing, puts it in her bag  and takes then her sword, edging it in the sheath on her back.

„Capher, allow me please to carry you! You can hold onto my braid or the hilt of my sword!“

Talia lifts Capher onto her shoulder, but suddenly the world seems to turn around rapidly, breathing seems impossible,a glimpse of metallic shimmering scales, an eye looking as if it has seen ages pass by and after a long second  the room gets a solid structure again , Capher is pressing himself against her face holding tight on some of her wisps which have escaped her braid while sleeping.

„What was that?“ Talia looks questioning to the stranger.
„Let‘s go and look for the others!.....Capher, maybe you are sitting safer on my arm, I‘ll hold you! “

 That was a strange thing, I could bet that Capher is a bit taller now, but  maybe it is just a bit too dark down here.

„Please go ahead, we will follow you, Sir......ah...may I know you name ? "

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 8/12/02 11:25:10 am


Title: Re: Under Deck,Capher, Hajarian, Talia
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on August 12, 2002, 10:34:22 PM
Koldar's dreams were shifting from the present to the past and soon he got lost in memories.

Two people in the shadows....'You've failed us'... black masks ...'you knew who he really was'.... black gloves ...'You've failed your own people'... black coats ...'We're rather disappointed'... black armor ...'
...'We have no time anymore, we need to take it now' - 'You think this is a game?'...black bots ...'Everything only because of this dirty redhead ... Should we pay her a visit?'... silver steel...'You've five hours, then the ship will leave'...blank swords...'Go now or we will do it, you know what that means'...'Time is running up, take this dagger'...'We'll cover you'...'Don't fail us again...

...Now hurry!...


Koldar pulse was racing as if he was back in the sewers, back in the Thieves Guild, back, four years back... sweat was tickling on his forehead and his breath was unsteady.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Under Deck,Capher, Hajarian, Talia
Post by: Capher on August 12, 2002, 10:48:22 PM
Capher listens to Talia's request and smiles.  But before he could answer her she unveils her sword.  All of sudden Caphers true form starts to reveal itself.  Capher tries to hide in some wisps of hair of Talia's. The Sword of Revealing!!

But as quickly as his true image appeared it disappeared and Capher sent out a small sigh of relief.  He heard Talia ask for the strangers name as he sorted out what the stranger had said and what had just happened.  He crawled up upon Talia's shoulder and sat there a little dazed.  He scratched his head.

"Uh, yes, we will follow you sir," Capher said a little unsure of himself but regaining confidence each more each moment passed.  He waited to hear the mans name also.

A man who serves neither dark nor light but himself could be dangerous or an assett?  I suppose it depends upon what he is seeking.  What does he seek?  That is the most puzzling of all questions.  Capher thought as he peered more closely at the stranger who helped him.

Then he smiled and crawled up upon Talia's shoulder breathing in her scent.  He whispered into her ear.  "Koldar is an enigma, but he cares for you more than he is willing to admit. And I admit I am a little jealous.  But we are in danger and time for romance must wait.  We must get to the others."

Capher.



Title: Re: Under Deck,Capher, Hajarian, Talia
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 13, 2002, 01:02:22 AM
Romance???

Talia turns her head to Capher, carefully avoiding to make any movements which could make him fall down, and looks at him in amazement, her eyebrows lifted up, her eyes wide, but without saying anything.

Romance? Jealous?

She waits for the stranger to answer and take the lead and pushes these now unwanted thoughts away.

No, I won‘t allow my feelings to ..to..to what? What for feelings?.....Oh dear, now I remember how silly I was acting yesterday, on the deck.... ...Oh I want my desert back and some time to think.

Somehow Talias stomach feels uneasy, but she isn‘t sure if only the lack of food is the cause.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Under Deck,Capher, Hajarian, Talia
Post by: Almenda on August 13, 2002, 04:22:22 AM
Almenda looks around, and says that they should find Talia. He leaves the room, and starts walking down the hall. He is stops
when a tall person comes around a corner, blocking the way. He looks up, and sees the face of an elf. Behind him is Talia, and he thinks he sees Capher on her shoulder.

"Excuse me sir." he says, and then passes by to Talia. "Do you know this elf?" he asks her. "And do you know where Koldar is?"

"Not all who wander are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The  Fellowship of the Ring.



Title: Re: Under Deck,Capher, Hajarian, Talia
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 20, 2002, 04:29:22 PM
He couldn't explain it. It happened so fast, and as soon as his eyes concentrated on the area it was, it was gone. The brownie was now trying to hide in the wisps of the woman's hair, and he seemed somewhat nervous. What is this now? I'm sure I saw scales, metallic silver ones, and that eye... was it a dragon I just saw? No, not just a regular dragon... a shapeshifting one. Yes... that was it. But did I really see it? Or was it not real at all? What could this brownie be hiding? Capher...? Gads, I can't put my finger on that name! Where is it from? And....

His thoughts were interupted as the woman said, "Please go ahead, we will follow you, Sir......ah...may I know you name ?"

Before Hajarian could answer, Capher said something as well, "Uh, yes, we will follow you sir."

Bowing his head, he replied, "Ryelliin. Hajarian Ryelliin. Ice Elven Magus of the 10th Circle."

As he turned to face the exit, he made a wide arc of his arm that held a part of his black robe, and swept it through the air in a gesture saying, 'follow'. Wrapping it around himself, he made his way to upper corridors of the ship.

* * * * *

Turning a corridor, the tall elf almost walked straight into a large halfling. Grimacing with disgust, he watched as the halfling made his way around him and to Talia and Capher. First brownies... now halflings... what's next, some poorly-educated simpleton? What kind of evil-fighting force is this?

Stopping and looking over his shoulder at the three behind him, he waited for them to complete their business.



Title: ~Giving in....~
Post by: Issabelle on August 20, 2002, 11:42:22 PM
~Issabelle's eyes fell once again closed as she relaxed slightly on her bunk. Her back was to the door, and the others within the quarters. After an hour or so, she gave in to the growing tiredness within her, slowly drifting in and out of sleep. When her eyes closed, she was plagued with memories past. Of the time she awake and her brother was gone. He hadnt even said goodbye, or... Had he? She couldnt remember. So many centuries ago, so much had happened since. How would she find him. She couldnt remember what he looked like in human form, hell she couldnt remember if she had ever even seen him before, in human form. A Shudder traced her spine as she startled awake, some odd 1/2 an hour later. Visions of Fire ripping her from her rest. Panting slightly she pushed herself to sit against the wall. Tilting her head she looked quietly around.~



A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.

I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And Hate What I Fear


Title: Re: ~Giving in....~
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 22, 2002, 02:11:22 AM
Terra puts her dagger firmly behind her belt, checking to see that the woman was not disturbed, and would not cause trouble. Then follows Almanda, who quickly comes apon an elf, excuses himself and move past to Talia.

Terra makes sure she leaves room to pass, if that was his intention, and takes him in with her cool analytical gaze.

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Under deck: In the corridor
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 22, 2002, 02:30:22 AM
The stranger introduces himself as being an Ice Elven  Magus of the 10th grade. Talia is truely impressed, having never met someone like him before.

 ....Ice Elf.....Magus......of the 10th Circle, whatever this means.  Shouldn‘t he look a bit older for a 10th grade, sounds high his grade............. Oh and how he moves with his black robe, under his white long hair.  Has a nice name though.... Hadrian.....no Harian, no Hajarian.....Ryelliin. Wonder how he will be if we have to share the ship with him.

Talia follows him with Capher on her shoulder.

Turning around a corner of the corridor the elf nearly walked into Almenda, who passes him in a slightly impolite manner  asking her: „Do you know this elf? And do you know where Koldar is?"

Talia is glad to see him, smiles a bit at his direct question.And somehow to her relief she sees Terra coming as well.

„This is  Mr. Hajarian Ryelliin, an Ice Elf Magus of the 10th Circle, Almenda. I just met him, he was so kind to bring Capher to me.“

  Hope I got it right, or should I have addressed him with Sir?

And turning to Hajarian she says: „And this is Almenda, the bard in our group!And Terra“

Looking back to Almenda, she adds: „No, I don‘t know where Koldar is now, the last time I saw him he was on deck, but meanwhile...“

 Koldar must have been in the shelter for the animals, how else could I have his coat?

„Capher wants to meet us all, want me to look for Koldar? Then please , Capher, go to Almenda. Why don‘t we meet in the women's cabin? Hopefully Terra and Avour are there.“

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 8/23/02 10:10:52 am


Title: Re: Under deck: In the corridor
Post by: Capher on August 22, 2002, 09:42:22 PM
Capher's smile widens as he sees Almenda come into view.  He was kind of concerned about the way Almenda treated the stranger, but in a way understood.  Capher thought of the strangers profession.   An ice elf!! A magus!! and of the 10th circle!!  

Capher searched his memory for all that he knew of ice elves and especially the 10th circle.  Of course not many knew that the 10th circle really meant the 10th magnitude of power wielded by only 10 most powerful magi elves.     What in Ava's name is he doing here?  I wonder if Seyella or even my Master has something to do with this?

Capher thoughts are disturbed when he hears Talia suggest that he goes back to Almenda while she searches for Koldar and then they all meet in the womens cabin.  Capher tugs on Talia's tugs on her ear and whispers.  "I am not sure about Hajarian ask Almenda to go back to the womens cabin by himself and then politely ask Hajarian to join us while we search for Koldar.  I do not want to leave this man out of my sight, until I get my full powers back.  I know this is difficult for you to understand, but please just trust me."

Capher then awaits Talia while he studies Hajarian and searches his memory for more of what he knew, his mind still had some holes in it as he was not his complete self.  He had to rely upon his friends and this caused him some concern for he had never had to trust some so completely.  But until he was back to complete normality he had to do so and it was an unusual experience and feeling to say the least.

Capher then notices Terra standing to the side and behind Hajarian allowing him to go his way if he so chose.  He tugs on Talia's ear and whispers. "Terra is here also.  Be careful what you say in front of Hajarian.  We may have given him more information than what I would consider comfortable.  Terra can lead Almenda back to the women's quarters."

Capher.

Edited by: Capher at: 8/23/02 12:29:17 pm


Title: Re: Under deck: In the corridor
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 23, 2002, 07:07:22 PM
Talia hearing Caphers advice is a bit disappointed because she wanted to give Koldar back his coat with some more privacy, but well, seems this was not the time for a private chat. Nodding slightly to Capher she says.

„Oh well,  on the other hand, maybe some fresh air is good for you Capher, I thought of looking for Koldar on the deck first.  Mr. Ryelliin, why don‘t you join us in looking for our friend?“

And looking to Almenda and Terra: „And we will join you in about .....half an hour in our cabin? Is this alright?“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Under deck: In the corridor
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 24, 2002, 02:50:22 AM
Talia says that they will meet in the cabin assigned to the ladies, and Terra responds,

"We will meet you there then, but if we are to descuss business, we should concider relocating our meeting. The Cabin is currently occupied by another passenger."

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Terra Artemos Character Description

Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 8/23/02 5:51:10 pm


Title: Re: Under deck: In the corridor
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on August 24, 2002, 12:06:22 PM
"Mr. Ryelliin, why don‘t you join us in looking for our friend?“ he heard the women, Talia, say. Taking a few steps forwards, he looked down at the other, known as Terra. Focusing his eyes on her for a few moments, he turned to face the ones behind him.

"Very well. Though I have a few things I have the need to tidy up in my cabin, I understand your want to keep an eye on me. I have not yet proven myself to you, and I am sure you have your doubts." A small smile crossed slowly across his pale lips. It wasn't likely that they wanted his company for just a measly stroll. They simply were trying to make sure he did not leave their sight. Fine by me. he thought to himself, This Capher one warrants the need for my eye, as much as I require theirs upon me. A strange shroud of power wraps itself around him like a cloak. I must discover the truth about this brownie... this false brownie, most likely. His intelligence and wisdom, as well as power magnitude, exceed that of most average brownies. If he is trying to hide his true self, he is doing a poor job of it. A curious mystery, this is...

Cutting off his thoughts, Hajarian said, "You may lead the way this time. I shall follow."



Title: On deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 26, 2002, 08:19:22 AM
 Oh well, seems my invite was a bit too obvious

A bit embarrassed Talia turns to Terra.


„Another passenger?“ Talia looks questioning at Terra.

This strange woman?

„Oh well then, why don‘t we all meet on deck, on the bow of the ship? I guess Koldar might be there as well. Terra, would you please ask Avour to join us?“

„Then let‘s go!“
Talia turns around, goes back and heads for the deck, a bit embarrassed by the words of the mage, being angry with herself not having sought for less direct words. Not looking who is following her, she finally reaches the deck with Capher still on her shoulder.

The sea is not particularly rough, but not used to the movements of the ship, the waves, the cold wet wind blowing into her face Talia tries to walk steadily over the deck, holding on something whenever it is possible, fearing that she might loose Capher somehow. Finally she finds Koldar on the bow  of the deck, on the floor, asleep, but obviously he is dreaming, his face doesn‘t look relaxed but more like he sees unwanted images.

Talia, not wanting to awake Koldars fighter instincts, especially when having a bad dream , goes to her heels a few peds away, calling his name with a low voice.

„Koldar, Koldar, wake up, Capher needs you!“

Talia watches Koldar waking up, her thoughts again razing through her head.

  Oh dear, he looks so young when sleeping, much younger than I am, though his face seems to be filled with sorrow. It is so strange, I knowhim only for a few days, but it seems to me like I know him already for a long time. Though I don‘t know much about him.

„Koldar!“

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 8/26/02 5:50:30 pm


Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on August 26, 2002, 08:47:22 PM
In his dark memories had finally escaped to calmer spheres but after a short time already he feels himself waking up the pictures still rushing through his mind.

„Koldar, Koldar, wake up, Capher needs you!“

Not opening his eyes he tries to identify the voice from afar. Is it Soya? No it's Talia! What does she want?

„Koldar!“

Still pretending to sleep he orders his thoughts and without moving his position he speaks.

"Have you ever made decisions and found yourself lost in the night without any passes that lead out of the darkness? I feel like it since years. I live because I know how to survive but there's no way out of the night and only stars that lit your way. How's Soya? She is one of the few stars on my way."

Koldar opens his eyes with his last question but his still tired eyes address Talia in multiple ways. Some seconds pass and Koldar's mind slowly clears up and he sees the old man who is with Talia.

"Who is this guy?" He nods towards him.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Capher on August 26, 2002, 11:07:22 PM
Capher mulled over the conversation between Talia and Hajarian as they began thier search for Koldar.  He was not quite sure what to think of the Ice elf.  When they reached the top of the deck a stiff breeze was blowing and Capher almost blew off of Talia's shoulder, he quickly grabbed onto one of Talia's strands of hair and held on tightly.  He looked foolish flapping around in the wind like a standard, but it took all he had to hang on.

He heard Koldar say something about Soya, then when he was fully awake he heard him ask Talia who the guy was?

Capher would have gladly answered the question but he was trying desperately to hang on and not be blown out to sea.

"Help" he cried weakly.

Capher.



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 27, 2002, 01:36:22 AM
Koldar awakes slowly, not like Talia had imagined, quick and ready to fight. Not moving and his eyes still shut he starts to speak! And dark, hopeless words are coming from his lips. Talia feels sorry for him, but doesn‘t know how to help, at least not now.

Finally he opens his eyes, seeing Hajarian behind Talia he asks who he is.

„This is Mr. Hajarian Ryelliin, an Ice Elf Magus of the 10th Circle, Koldar. I
just met him, he was so kind to bring Capher to me, “ she repeats herself.

While talking to Koldar, Talia nevertheless notices  the weakly „Help!“ from Capher and absently  she grabs - softly- for him, and as she is used to this routine with her dune mouse, she loosens her tunica at her throat a bit and puts Capher inside, not giving a thought to it if there will be enough air for him or if he will glide into the pocket meant for Fluffy,which is luckily - for Capher - staying with Swing in the moment.

Then Talia gets on her feet , goes to Koldar and reaches her hand out to him to help him up, with an ensuring smile, wishing  she  could wash all these bad dreams and dark thoughts out of his head.

„Come on, Capher said he needs you! Us all, in fact!“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Capher on August 27, 2002, 09:22:22 PM
Capher felt Talia's soft caring hands grab him and then she put him down her tunic.  Capher blushed a little as he realized where he was.  He soon found the pocket where Talia's dune mouse must reside.  He slid into it.  Straining to hear the conversation going on out side, painfully aware of Talia's hearbeat.

Capher.



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Avour on August 28, 2002, 02:38:22 PM
Avour sits silently on the bed sleepily watching as the strange Capher-like woman enters the room, and then Terra leave. She remains sitting on the bed, hands firmly under her, legs gently swinging under her. Wonder where Talia-Kin is Avour wonders and goes to walk out the door and then stops remembering Koldars words about staying with Terra.

Knowing that trying to find Terra would be hopeless, Avour looks around to the out side and sees a couple of little hairy men walking towards their door. Backing away from them moving in the door way slightly, Avour blinks and scratches behind her ear with a worried look on her face and the strangely proportioned people get closer.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
Character Description



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Issabelle on August 28, 2002, 11:39:22 PM
~Issabelle blinks a little as she hears the faintest of steps... She turns slowly, a sigh embracing her vocals as she pretends to be asleep and just fussing in her sleep. She stretches her arm out, positioning herself to sneak a peek at the door, from under her arm. Her eyes remain tight, just slightly open. She looks to the little woman like thing... who seems to see through her humanoid form. She frowns a little until she notices the little thing backing from the door. Her brows furrow as she watches the goings on silently.~



A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.

I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And Hate What I Fear


Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on August 29, 2002, 09:23:22 AM
Koldar weakly gets on his feet taking Talia's hand without thought. Absently he rubs the tiredness out of his eyes and then hints a formal bow to the elder man. "Well met, Wise Magus."
With gleaming eyes he manages a small smile. "Can a man never get some rest here?" Somehow he even turns this small smile in a true one. "So where do we meet, down in the bulk rooms?"

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 29, 2002, 03:40:22 PM
After the elven magus followed Talia and Capher to find Koldar, Terra looks to Almenda.

"We should go back to the bunk room, check that Avour is uot of trouble, and wait for the others."

Terra then turns and heads back to the bunk room. As she rounds the final bend into the corredor the bunk room she quickly came upon a pair of dwarves moving at a pace slower than hers and blocking the way. When Terra was almost on top of the dwarves, she grumbled her annoyance at her way being impeaded.

The dwarve stop unsure of what to do at first, then look over there shoulder to find her not a stride away, and standing resolutly. The dwarves take in her shapely body, cool face, catching on the Moonblade, and her hand on her dagger ready to make use of it at any second. They quickly decide that if she was in fact a Kasumarii Assassin, she was far more trouble then they could handle alone, and move on with haste.

Terra, starts out again, her long strides keeping her close at the dwarves backs, maintaining insentive to get where they where heading. She stops at the door to the bunk room, and watches the dwarves till they disapeared around a corner into another corrador. She knew by the they were acting, they were up to no good and not just intimidated by her.

She turns to Avour who appeared worried, and says forgetting that Avour may not understand, but her words more to order the facts for herself.

"They were not up to any good. Perhaps they were coming to look for anything that may be of some value to them, and take it. None of us should be, or go anywhere alone, but for right now we need to wait here for the others. When they are here he can find some place where we can descuss our business."

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Terra Artemos Character Description

Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 8/29/02 6:42:39 am


Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Almenda on August 31, 2002, 05:56:22 AM
When asked if meeting in a half-hour was ok, Almenda noded his head. Then he followed Terra to the cabin. He saw how the dwarves blocked the way, and how Terra intimitdated them. He then followed her into the room. When Terra warned him and Avour, he said "I know ma'am. I know for a fact that I was searched while I slept. I don't trust these dwarves as far as I can throw them."

"Not all who wander are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The  Fellowship of the Ring.



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 03, 2002, 02:26:22 AM
Koldars smile warms Talia up, but as he mentions the bulk rooms, she remembers Terra saying, that there was another passenger, and her smile which came to her face as respond to his, vanishes, fearing this would be the strange woman she saw yesterday at Koldars arm. But then she gives herself a mental kick, not to give in so easily to her bad mood, and with enough sleep, she  gets back to her normal optimistic view.

„Oh well, I proposed the woman's bunk room first, but when Terra told me,that there is a stranger, I proposed to meet here, at the bow of the ship, where we are safe from other ears.....“

Looking around she isn‘t sure if this would be a good place, and the Magus was here as well, what had Capher thought to invite him?

„I said we could meet in half an hour, but now I‘‘m not so sure if they really heard it, if they are coming or waiting downstairs. Silly situation“ she adds with a little smile.“ What shall we do now?“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on September 03, 2002, 05:36:22 AM
Koldar stares thoughtful towards the horizon. Talia seems somehow uncomfortable and obviously his behaviour - or misbehaviour - caused it but he still couldn't put together what he has or hasn't done to be responsible for that. With still tired eyes he looks at her pretty face.
 'My past just overrolled my future this very last night like an avalanche the lonely wanderer - it did so more terrible than I would've ever expected - and the only source for slight relief seem to be her beautiful eyes....'
Koldar recognizes that he might've stared a moment too long at her without saying anything and turns away again seeking order in the chaotic eternity of the sea.
 'I was foolish to return to Strata, I was foolish to take on this mission, I was foolish to abandon my people. I have wandered most of this world in less than 10 years, racing the lands as if I was outrunning my fate and now the only place where I had once found considerable peace seems to have closed forever ... and yet? No, I shouldn't even consider it when Capher's mission is only a tenth as important as he always suggests ... '

And yet there are things that still have to be cleared up at he feels them burning in his stomach like acid. He sighs deeply and finally turns away from the waves again.
"So, in half an hour then. Maybe we should meet in the man's room then? At least there's no ... other stranger we would know off." -
"We may fetch Terra and Avour on the way, what do you think?" His tension nearly makes him shiver with as many contradicting feelings and thoughts confuse his mind and he clings firmly at the rail of the ship and looks for a way to finally ask Talia about the events of last night and what she might know about Soya but he notices that he can't pose these questions while the magus was around.
His eyes wandering from Hajarian to talia and back he tries to find the right words not to annoy the man.
Unsecurely he again bows towards him "Excuse my harshness, wise Magus, but I need to talk to my companion alone. It won't take long, I assure you and we might then join the others below deck."
Koldar wonders how he made it without a jumpy voice as he has feared this moment as he had feared that Talia might have been mortally wounded back down in the sewers...

Tensed he waits Hajarian to reply hoping he hasn't annoyed him all too much.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!

Edited by: Koldar Mondrakken at: 9/3/02 12:07:41 pm


Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on September 03, 2002, 03:24:22 PM
Hajarian watched silently as the conversation continued between the group. Shortly after he was introduced to the sleeping man by Talia, the man bowed to him, saying the words, "Well met, Wise Magus."

Hajarian merely replied with a nod of his head towards him, and then returned his gaze off to the sea, listening as the conversation went on.

Eventually, the man named Koldar requested that he and Talia be left alone. Turning his gaze back to him, Hajarian nodded, "As you wish." Looking towards Talia, he said, "I shall be in the men's cabin, if my service is required."

Walking off, he headed back down to the lower levels of the ship.



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Issabelle on September 03, 2002, 11:26:22 PM
~Issabelle had found it difficult to sleep, so she stood quietly and slipped out of her bunk. Before walking out she gazed into a mirror and fixed her hair and made sure she looked aight. She slipped out of the room, not paying too much mind to anyone else still in there. She slipped out to deck as she had been before... She noticed Koldar, the woman who seemed soo angry when he was with her, though nothing was going on, and another man. She eyed the other man a little...curiously before moving to the railing and leaning against it, again, watching the water in silence.~



A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.

I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And Hate What I Fear


Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 04, 2002, 08:36:22 AM
Koldar asks the Ice Elf to leave them alone - not what Capher had wanted, but well -  and the Magus goes to the men's bunk  room or where ever sleeps. And  Talia is alone with Koldar, well nearly, but in this moment Talia doesn‘t think at Capher resting in the pocket under her tunica. And  what is very unusual for her : She suddenly doesn‘t find the rights words to say to him, looks at him , then down and sees, that she still has his coat under her arm. And now she looks into his face and with a little warm smile she says to Koldar:

„Thanks for it, I slept very well!“

And impulsively, somehow knowing that thoughts about Strata and Soya are hunting him, she lays her hand on his arm and tells him:

„Don‘t worry about Soya, she was hurt badly, but she will be well soon, she is in the best hands, and Grindle watches over her. I will tell you soon more, but we have to help Capher first, let us go down to look for the others....Ah, your coat here!“

And hesitating, as if she wants to keep it, she gives Koldar his coat back.



***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 9/6/02 11:02:53 pm


Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Capher on September 04, 2002, 10:02:22 AM
Capher squirrmed in Talia's pocket, the smell of mouse was making his mouth water.  Capher knew that it was just the brownies influence on him but still....  He strained to hear the conversations between Talia and Koldar but only caught certain words here and there.  He finally gave up trying to listen and then he felt Talia move.  He wondered if they were going back to get the others.

There was a time right before they moved that he heard and felt Talia's heartbeat race and beat harder.  Capher wondered what that was all about?  Was Talia in danger? No!  She is with Koldar.  And then it hit him.  Talia and Koldar must be alone talking with each other.   But what about Hajarian? Capher thought.

Capher.



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on September 06, 2002, 10:06:22 PM
Koldar blushes as he is reminded of his secret visit in the stables while Talia was sleeping. Shyly he fetches the coat and throws it over his shoulder. Koldar knows is trying to calm him down but her words only spread more doubts in his mind. He was very aware of her hand on his shoulder that gave him a last backhold. Looking into her eyes he asks with a slightly desperate voice:

"Has she said anything... anything? She has been one of my few everlastings holds in this world, you know..."

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 07, 2002, 08:01:22 AM
"She asked for you in the moment she gained her consciousness back, Koldar. But lets go and help Capher first, he made his request to meet us all so urgent. I shall tell you all when this is done, we will have enough time on this voyage."

Talia gives Koldar one of her little smiles, pulls slightly his arm and turns then around to go to the ladies bunk room.

***Astropic of the day***

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 9/7/02 8:57:56 pm


Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on September 08, 2002, 02:37:22 AM
Koldar is about to let the topic fall as Talia seems to feel rather uncomfortable with it but as she turns away to head for teh bunk room there's just one question left that needs answering. He grabs her -somewhat harsh- by the upper arm.

"Ok, Talia, let's help Capher, but one more thing. Do you think I can ever return to Strata? What do you think?"

Some hope appears in his eyes but knowing the cruel laws of the Stratanian underground he doubts it would hold true...

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 08, 2002, 06:54:22 AM
Talia sees the anguish and the sorrow in Koldars eyes as he grabs for her arm holding her back. And though she has Caphers urging words in her mind she feels that his needs have to be met first. So she turns back to him. Suddenly she realises how much younger he is than she, despite his face marked by sorrow nobody should have  to encounter, and how much he meant to her already, though she  knows him only a few days. But this takes only less than a  moment, and then she sees only somebody standing before her who needs her help, and so - unaware what she is doing, she takes a strand of his hair hanging in his face and puts it back while answering him with a reasuring smile.

„I wouldn‘t recommend it just now, Koldar, Alvazarius is a bit upset . But you won‘t have the opportunity soon anyhow, so why think about it now? If some time has passed, all may be different, you might have a good reason to return to Strata and be welcomed - or you may find Soya elswhere, not in Strata, maybe even in safety in a Shendar dome. So don‘t burden your heart with things you can‘t change now and which might turn out far better than you ever would have expected. Soya is in the hands of the best healer around and in safety. Grindle is watching over her and even Alvazarius obeys this old man. I wouldn‘t be here, if not Grindle had helped me.

Seeing still the doubt in his eyes, she couldn‘t help but giving Koldar  a big hug, not taking into consideration, that it might get a bit tight for Capher in her tunica. Looking again in his now surpised face she adds with a now broader, but a bit bashful smile:

„Any further questions?“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Capher on September 10, 2002, 01:04:22 AM
Capher suddenly felt squished together between Talia and someone else's body.  He blushed.   It was probably Koldar, he thought.  Maybe I should not be here right now?  Where in Ava's name is here?...

He just closed his eyes and then suddenly they were apart and Capher realized they probably just hugged one another.   Phew! that was close, could have been embarrassing? I wonder if Talia had given Koldar some of her special water?Capher chuckled as he thought of how he felt when he drank that stuff after his encounter with Bium.  She could see that stuff and be richer than the King of Santharia.  He laughed out loud at the thought.

Capher.

Edited by: Capher at: 9/9/02 4:08:32 pm


Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on September 10, 2002, 05:32:22 AM
Koldar sighs. What else did he expect? Well, he hadn't expected the hug for that partr and strangely feeled better now despite all doubts. At least not Soya nor Talia died in those sewers. He takes a deep breath after Talia releases her grip. He feels that he blushes as he looks into her bright grey eyes.

"No, no,  I think I did not believe anything more though... I wish... I..."

Koldar stops before he says anything stupid and he feels considerably embarrassed. Why can't he make up his mind. He thought he was fearing for Soya's life and safety and his chances to come back to this part of his life again but yet... 'In the sewers you feared that it was Talia who got terribly hurt and now you're not sure what to think or do.' Soya was his first true love and Talia was only a stranger, How could it be?

Luckily he is disturbed by Capher's laughter in Talia's pocket. Shocked he stares at the source of the laughter, Talia's neckline. Quickly -as he notices what he is doing - he looks away and then a smirk appears on his face and his eyes glare at Talia's.

"Maybe you're right in helping Capher now. At least he cannot hide in our pockets and listen to our conversations. I will feel safer when he is _nearly_ human again."

He gives Talia a blink.

"Come, let's go and meet the others in the bunk room."
His current sorrows are forgotten for the moment and he gently draws Talia by her shoulder and heads for the lower decks.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 12, 2002, 06:14:22 AM
Talia is relieved that Koldar is now again more the one she met in the Thirsty Herald. But she  had totally forgotten that Capher was in her dune mouse pocket while she was concentrating on Koldar. Now with Caphers laughter she realises that it wasn‘t a harmless dune mouse she has put more or less thoughtless  under her tunica. So for a moment  she is  a bit embarrassed, but then her sense for humour takes over     hey, my 17th birthday was long ago    and she says with a little grin to Koldar while going to the entrance to the lower decks:

„Oh yeah, lets do something about his size - and -  he will  surely be glad to get out of his present hot environment, lets go under deck and relieve him!“

But thinking of his shape shifting abilities she looks in her tunica and  adds:

„Or should I fear to have to look after two dune mice in the future, Capher?“

Finally they arrive in the woman's bunk room.....


***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: On deck
Post by: Avour on September 12, 2002, 07:56:22 PM
Feeling some what secure when Terra enters the room Avour yawns and nods as she listens. Yawning again and this time smiling as Almenda entered the room. Frowning but some what pleased with the strange woman left the room, knowing that she had been watching her while pretending to be asleep made Avour even more causious of the woman.

Scratching behind her ear and then moving down towards he neck Avour frowns again and looks around the room. "Avour-Halflings shiney rocks safe yes...?" She asks pointing at them in her dirty pile of clothes bundled up smelling horrid. Putting her oppisite hand through her hair at the same time as she lowers her other one to her hip Avour yawns again.

"Avour-Kin so sleep wanting." She half says half sighs. Looking up sleepily at Terra she sighs again. "Where is Talia-kin, Koldar-kin and Capher-kin..?" Folding her arms across her stomach she shifts her weight and shys away from the door again as she sees another pair of little men walk past.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
Character Description



Title: Boredom and Curiousity
Post by: Issabelle on September 12, 2002, 11:08:22 PM
~She noticed that she was once again alone on the deck of the boat...She tilted her head slightly as she turned to look towards where she had come from. She sighs and slips back into the area which lead to the room she was settled in. She stopped, blinking at the door when she heard many a voice coming from within. She shook her head slightly, what the other woman did was none of her buisness. She opens the door silently, looking to those within the room with a raised brow.~

 Scuse me...

~she mumbles as she presses through the people and walks to her bunk to get some more rest.~



A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.

I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And Hate What I Fear


Title: Re: Boredom and Curiousity
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on September 17, 2002, 02:14:22 PM
The boat's floorboards creeked as Hajarian sat silently upon his bed. The ever-present rocking of the ship had no effect on him. He was used to the sea. He had traveled on-board ship for quite a while in his life. After all, when over 800 years old, traveling becomes common place. He had learned to grow used to the rocking as did sailors who manned the ships did in only a few years.

His head was tilted to side, looking to his left, out of the open bunk door to the woman's cabin on the far left of the hallway. He waited, silently, for a signal for his entrance, though he did not expect one.

He watched as Talia and Koldar entered, who were then shortly followed by the strange girl he had seen earlier.

Nearly the same power flux as I sense from the Capher one. Strange. It seems.... dragon-like, but I am not sure..... what would shapeshifters be doing amongst humans? Very strange indeed.... I will have to delve into this matter in time. Time will eventually yield to me the answers I seek. It has always done in the past.

Edited by: Hajarian Ryelliin at: 9/17/02 5:15:18 am


Title: Finally?
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 23, 2002, 11:36:22 PM
Koldar, Talia and with her still Capher finally entered the woman's cabin downstairs.

„Fine, we all are here now!“Talia greets the others. „Then lets think over how we can help Capher.“

Talia looks for Capher and is about to take him out of the dune mouse pocket, when the door silently opens and the strange woman, which Talia has seen on deck yesterday with Koldar, enters the room and slips to what is her bed obviously.

Today, with enough sleep, Talia regrets having been a bit short with talking yesterday and feels now a bit silly for her behaviour the day before. The woman seem quite nice from just looking at her, though there is still something strange around her.

But unfortunately this is now again not a  moment to talk to her - Capher needs help, and that  without any eyewitness. So Talia removes her hand from her tunica and leaves Capher in his place.

   his place already, am I  thinking already in terms of his place, oh dear, poor Fluffy  Talia smiles to herself.

Getting a bit impatient now, Talia says to the others, taking Koldars arm , dragging him around and waving to the others:

„Let‘s go back to our animals, maybe we find there a place where we can be alone. Come on!“
She leaves for the animals room, not seeing that the Hajarian observes the whole group going away.

After a short time they arrive there and - they are alone, without strangers, without dwarves around, and Talia finally takes Capher out of her pocket and puts him gntly down on Swings back, who is resting on the floor.

„Capher, do you have an idea what could help you? Maybe avours blood, or is a magic item around you know of, I‘ve got no idea.“

"And Koldar, would you please close this door and allow nobody to come in?"

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Finally?
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 25, 2002, 06:34:22 AM
Terra follows Talia with the rest of the group to the hold there animals are kept in, then Talia asks Koldar to close and whatch the door they came though.

"I will watch the other entrance.", Terra says indicating the opening to the deck, then goes to see how she could best give them privicy.

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'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Curiousity
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on September 25, 2002, 03:05:22 PM
Hajarian's crimson gaze followed the group as they exited their room, the orbs squinting and following each and every person as they went down the hall. His long, flowing black robe seeming to wisp back and forth in an unseen gust. For a few short seconds he waited... for he had all the time in the world. No reason for him to follow just yet. He would wait, here, for their return. An explanation on the strange energy sources he had been sensing could come later.

And besides, he doubted they would let him see whatever they were to be doing anyhow.



Title: Re: Curiousity
Post by: Issabelle on September 26, 2002, 02:28:22 AM
~Issabelle Sensed many of the people leave the room... She said nothing, but after a few moments... when she was Sure, most of them were gone... she turned a little... rolling to her stomach as if she were asleep. Lifting her arm to be a makeshift pillow as she looks under it, looking to the one still in the room. Her eyes glistened slightly as she cautiously watched him... her muscles tensed... wondering why exactly he was still in the room. She remained ever Quiet....~



A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.

I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And Hate What I Fear


Title: Re: Finally?
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on September 27, 2002, 05:59:22 AM
Koldar just wants to close the door but Terra has already taken care of it with silent expertise so he just steps behind Talia.

Looking over Talia shoulder he thinks loud.

"Maybe when his wounds are healed and he'll be able to concentrate enough to transform back all on his own?"

Koldar answers at the questioned faces with raised eyebrows to conclude: I have no clue either so maybe let it have a try, or not?

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Finally?
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 29, 2002, 07:41:22 AM
"Avour," asks Talia, hopefully looking at her friend "hasn't your blood healing qualities?"

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Some what baffled
Post by: Avour on October 01, 2002, 10:45:22 PM
Avour looks at Talia and blinks, squinting her eyes trying to understand. "Avour'Halfing's life blood stop Father's sores." She scratched her head and then walked closer to Talia and under some light and turned her hands towards the ceiling. Showing numerous scars on her hands, wrist and fore arms.

"Help Capher-Kin, Avour-Halfling blood yes?" She took the blade that Koldar had given her, and put it against the palm of her hand and looked up at Talia for some sign.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
Character Description



Title: Re: Some what baffled
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 13, 2002, 09:14:22 AM
"Well, " Talia hesitates and isn't sure, if she can ask from Avour that favour for Capher. She isn't sure at all if it would help. And Avour has been misused often enough in her life.But looking at the small Capher she asks Avour finally, taking her carefully at the shoulders to avoid Koldars knife Avour has in her hand, and looking in her eyes:
"Avour, you said your blood can help others to get healthy , to get whole again, maybe you could help Capher? But I don't want to urge you. Only if you really want to do it and if you are convinced that it will help, than do a small cut and put it on this bruise Capher has on his leg.But be asured, that if you don't want to do it- we will love you as we do now."

Talia looks now questioning from Avour to Capher and to the others,was it right from her to ask Avour to do this?

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Some what baffled
Post by: Capher on October 15, 2002, 01:51:22 AM
Capher looks at Talia and Avour. "The blood must be put into an open wound.  Someone will have to cut me.  I think with Avour's blood qualities that should be enough to help me, as Koldar has suggested, to give me enough strength to help me do what I have to do.  We must do this quickly, for I feel that I am slipping again back to my brownie persona, and this time I do not know if I could ever come back.  Besides, we are in danger, I just cannot think of what that danger is at the moment.  I am losing it quickly."

Capher rolled up his pants and pointed to the bruise on his leg.  "This is where it should be cut, and where Avours blood should be applied, I think."

Suddenly Capher's face changed and his skin began to grow darker and rougher like bark.  "NO! do not let green woman touch me.  You big man with scowl on face.  Keep that knife away from me.  You woman with long tail hair, you pretty.  But I like the red head."  Another voice answered the first one.
Then a deep voice rang out.  "You will all die, I know you Koldar, knight of the moonlight, I know you Talia, princess of the desert and weilder of Revealer. I know you Terra, woman with a thousand faces, I know you Avour, she who holds the secret.  Even the new ones you have picked up.  The sorcerer, who can be.... and the one called Issa.... Did you know Capher that she is your..."

Capher screamed.  "Be gone, foul beast of the Undead.  Be gone I say from my mind! You know your time is short here upon Sorren.  We shall defeat you and your army!!!"

Capher looked up at Koldar and Avour.  "Now! Quickly! before I have no more strength."

Capher.



Title: Re: Some what baffled
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on October 16, 2002, 08:52:22 AM
Koldar hisses as Capher's voice suddenly change and directs him and the others directly. 'It seems far too many people know my past and title.'
Unconscious he makes a step back his face turning more and more serious as he feels the all evil tone in this voice - the hate, the thirst, the pain-
When Capher gets back to his normal self for just a moment he cannot resist - not out of fear, at least he thinks so but out of pure abhorrence - to call out.

"Avour, do it! Help him!"

Koldar leans forward again completely caught by the scene of this terrifying event.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Capher
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 17, 2002, 06:25:22 AM
Talia looks terrified at Capher.

Wielder of the  Revealer??? What does this mean? And Avour, she who  holds the secret??? What does this mean? What happens here?

Talia is caught in horror, unable to move, till Koldars voice brings her back to her normal self. And with this she catches Capher who is about to fall of the frightened and moving aj‘nuvic. With Capher in her hands she sits down quickly, putting him on her crossed legs. Helping him to hold the fabric back from his bruised leg she asks Avour:

„Quickly, Avour,  your knife, please!“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Avour on October 17, 2002, 05:16:22 PM
Avour starts to walk towards Capher as he starts shouting strangely at them all. Picking up on the fear, anger and confusion that the others a feeling and becoming some what un-nerved when Koldar shouted at Talia, and Talia shouted at Avour.

Fumbling with the dagger in her hands Avour dropps it and then picks it up. Nervously stepping towards Capher, she takes a deep breath, swallows and brings the dagger to the palm of her hand. Slicing a cut across her hand, she avoids Talia's grasp at the dagger, and kneels down and slices Caphers leg. Looking at her hand with a painless look on her face Avour pumps her fingers.

As the blood cups slowly in her hand, she gently pours the blood over the open wound and then places her own hand over the top. With a placid look of concentration across her face, Avour suddenly looks the 300+ year old elf that she truely is. Feeling both Caphers life forces draining from her own but his magical ones as well.

Concentrating as much as she can to try and pull away Avour looks weakly and fraily at Talia for help to stop Capher. Unable to remove her own hand from his needy body. Feeling dizzy Avour starts to black out.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
Character Description



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Capher on October 18, 2002, 04:31:22 AM
Capher, like a dream felt Talia put him on her lap, then like in slow motion he saw Avour cut herself and then felt the blade bite into his leg.  With a distached emotion he saw her put her bleeding hand over his cut leg.  Suddenly he felt flushed and warm.  He could feel his strength returning.  Avour's blood was mingling with his giving him the power he needed to cure himself.  But then something happened that was unusual.  His body began to feed upon Avour's blood.   Something is not right here. thought Capher. This should not be happening!!  I must stop this now or I will draw all of Avour's life force from her.  Her blood must have woken up the dragons thirst.  I have completely forgotten about it. Must stop this now!!!

Capher reaches out with both of his hands and struggling against his own blood thirst he asserts his will and pulls Avour's hand away from his leg.  She begins to sway.  "Someone catch Avour!" Capher shouted.

He looked at his leg, the wound already healed and the bruise gone.  He closed his eyes and began to concetrate.  Soon the air became extremely calm.  A force of energy began to envelope him.  His form began to change.  He pictured himself as he was and in moments he opened his eyes and he was whole again.  Well not completely whole, the evil persona who had somehow entered his mind was still there, but it was now in the deepest recess of his mind, held there by Caphers incredible will.  Capher wondered if the being could see what he saw, could Capher see what the being saw?  That would have to be tested, later.

Capher smiled at everyone in the room.  "It is great to be back to myself again.  How is Avour?  There is great danger aboard this ship and I will tell you all once Avour is taken care of."

Capher.



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on October 21, 2002, 08:46:22 AM
Cautiously Koldar watches the healing process of Capher not knowing what to expect given this evil voice he spoke with just a minute ago. Avour seems a bit nervous but quickly begin the healing of Capher's injuries.
Caught by this spectacle Koldar watches how Capher's wounds seem to close but just a moment to late he recognizes the exhaustion in Avour's face.

"Someone catch Avour!"

With a quick, automatic  move he is just behind her and just as Avour breaks down he manages to catch the weak body with his arm and pushes her hand away from Capher. With one arm wrapped around her waist and the other holding her wrist he lowers her slowly to the ground.
The blood is flowing freely over her fingers. Just taking one moment to recognize the retransformation of Capher Koldar is not sure what to do except that he has the feeling that Avour is so weakened that the wound does not close on itsself. Thus he fetches the dagger from the ground and tears a long strap off his coat which proves quite difficult as his other hand was still trying to stop the bleeding.
After some difficulties Koldar manages to get the strip of cloth loose and starts bandaging Avour's hand tight.

Capher obviously has regained control of himself quickly asking about Avour's wellbeing and already taking the lead of events again.

Koldar gives Capher a short smirk. "I could swear you bring us bad luck, old man. Whenever you make your fabulous entrance you have new catastrophes ready. However, this time I have forgotten my sword."

He gently touches Avour's forehead. He is relieved to feel that there is still life in her body though the skin feels unnaturally cold.

Speaking to everyone. "I think she is only knocked out, maybe she has a shock but from what I know she'll be okay. It seems the healing was nearly more exhausting than she could handle."
Correcting himself because he fears that Capher might blame himself.
"But she'll be okay."

With this words he keeps kneeling by Avour's side.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Capher on October 22, 2002, 03:35:22 AM
Capher coughed uncomfortably.  "Yes, Koldar you have stumbled upon exactly what happened.  Somehow my body drew more of Avour's life force from her than was necessary. But I can give it back as well."

Capher bends over and unwraps Avours hand.  Blood immediately spurts out.  Capher puts his own hand over it and closes his eyes.  He lets his own life force flow back into the wound.  His hand begins to glow with a white light as his force finds Avours force and gives it back life.  Within minutes Capher pulls away his hand, the blood stops flowing and Avours cut heals itself. Suddenly as if she had never cut herself she was whole again.  And Caphers hand became normal.  Capher sighed as he opened his eyes.

"She should be fine now.  I expect her to come around soon."

Capher stood up and hugged Talia.  "Thank you dear princess of the desert"

He then shook hands with Koldar, a warm heartfelt handshake.  " I am sorry about your loss of your sword, Koldar but I think that a replacement will more than make up for it.  In the mean time an ordinary sword will have to do."

Capher reached out and touched Terra's shoulder. "I would hug you also, but I will adjure to your wishes of not being touched until you are ready."

He shook Almeda's hand. "Little fella, you have been a tremendous asset to our group.  I am glad we have you along."

Capher then turned and faced his friends.  "The dwarf captain and his crew have some unpleasant plans for us, but they do not know that I know.  So I think we can thwart their plans easily enough.  I see we also have some others aboard, first a sorcerer who was kind to me, and this lady up in the upper bunk."  Capher looked up at the lady.  "I did not see you up there. I hope that you will quickly forget all that you have seen and will join us for you are in danger by the dwarfs as well.  My name is Capher.  They plan on drugging, killing us men, having their way with the women, and then selling them in the slave markets of Shan'Thai.  But I trust our master planner Koldar will come up with something that will be both ingenious and effective to rid ourselves of this annoyance so we can continue our quest."

Capher paused a moment, went over to Avour, and gently laid his hand upon her forehead.  "Your adventures are just beginning.  You have held up well.  You have been more than what I expected.  Soon you will come to know, as will all of us why Seyella has chosen us."

"Well my friend Koldar, what say you?  Shall we rid ourselves of our annoying hosts?" Capher smiled wickedly.

Capher.



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Avour on October 23, 2002, 03:32:22 AM
Blacking out physically, however mentally Avour sees images of a man and a dragon fighting for possession of her. While the man and dragon continue to fight she gets weaker and weaker. In her blurred vision she hit back by something she doens't see and is stopped from hitting the ground by a handsome young man. Then the man previously fighting with the dragon walked towards her and touched her she felt the strength of her own returning via that of the dragon.

Moaning and slightly frowning as she came back to herself the hand that Avour had sliced started to sting, get hot and then stop feeling anything other than normal. She tried to open her eyes but her head hammered under the dull light. "Avour no have Little-Man smell bad drink and feels the same." Her voice croaks. She looks up at Koldar and smiles. "Catch Avour-Halfling in head vision like wind." She says softly putting her hand gently up to his face as a gesture of thanks.

Looking at Capher she isn't sure what to think of him any more. All the knows is that she trusts him in some way or another.  Coughing Avour tries to sit up but is still a little to weak for that, so retreats to laying down again.  Rubbing her eye Avour looks around and is unable to focus properly. "Floating tree" She said confused. "Whole forest of many tree pain for this Floating Tree." Avour looks at the wooden planks in the boat and feels the pain of the forest which they had come from. A tear ran down her face as she gently let herself fall asleep from exhaustion.

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you”
             – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister.......
Character Description



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 24, 2002, 07:40:22 AM
Talia is relieved to see Capher back in his old shape and with his old strenght . Only now when he hugs her,  she realises, what she has done with putting him under her tunica.She blushes, but luckily nobody can see it in the dark down here in here where the animals are.
But with Caphers change comes Avours  weakness.Fortunately Koldar is near to catch her before falling down.

[i[Was it too much we  have asked from her?[/i]

But Capher , now back as he was before, is able to help Avour.
And now, he tells the group that theyhave to  fear the ships dwarves? Unthinkable. But his voice is urgent, and so she asks him:

„What do you propose we should  do now, apart from bringin Avour to the bunk in her bed?“

***Astropic of the day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html)***



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Capher on October 25, 2002, 01:30:22 AM
"Good question Talia.  I propose to get all of us together, including the other passengers, go to the bunk room and set up a plan.  I think it not wise to eat or drink anything they give us. Do we have any food and drink of our own?  If not maybe the mage can make sure our food or drink is not contaminated before we eat or drink it."

Capher picked up Avour in his arms.  "Talia, you and Koldar lead, I will be in the middle along with Almenda, Terra you watch our backs until we reach the bunk room.  Lets go."

Rejkviak-  Matey's I am not sure what is going on.  But I have not seen our passengers for a while.  You have not talked or done anything to give away our plan have ye?"  he asked looking at his crew.

Some of the crew did not meet his gaze and that made Rejkviak angry.  "You two, if you said or did anything I want to know now!!"

The two crew members stammered then one spoke up.  "We just tried to search one.  Looking for gold or jewels but I swear we were quiet and the one we searched was sleeping soundly. She did not even know we were there.  Honest Captain"

Rejkviak glared at the two men.  "If they did and we have to fight them, ten percent of your portions of the sales will be taken away.  Cook, prepare their evening meals and drinks.  Make sure there is enough of the drug in both to put them out for a long time.  I do not relish the idea of fighting these folks.  The ones that do not belong to the group should be easy pickings as they are alone.  Even if one does look like a mage.  I do not think he suspects anything.  In fact I think he suspects our other passengers.  And the other woman, she will bring a good price at the slave markets."

"Aye Captain, but we do get to have our way with them first?"
Asked a burly dwarf, with a patch over his eye.  "I fancy the red head."  Others chimed in telling which woman he fancied.  the Captain smiled but then he said.  "Just remember I get the long haired dark haired beauty.  The one called Talia."

The others laughed a wicked laugh.  "Aye Captain.  We remember.  You had your eye on her ever since the inn at Strata."

They broke up their little meeting and went their way.  The Captain stopped the cook.  "There is something else I want you to do." He said.

The cook listened to the Captains plan and smiled.  "Aye Captain, will do.  If they do suspect anything, they will not suspect that."  The cook laughed and walked away whistling a tune.  The Captain went back to his charts and looked at them.  Soon it will be time, he thought.

Capher.



Title: On the way to the bunkroom..
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 25, 2002, 05:22:22 AM
After striking lovingly along Swings back a last time and taking some of the little resources of food she has with her, Talia goes to the door, opens it and and invites Koldar with a waving of  her hand to follow her.“
Standing on the door sill and looking back at Capher holding Avour, she checks the room a last time and then turns to go on to the ladies bunk room, the others following her. Arriving there they find the strange lady lying on her bunkbed. Now the only one missing is this mage. Talia doesn‘t understand why Capher thinks these both should meet them, but well, Capher himself is as strange as anything she knows, and therefore he surely knows what he wants.

„Here we are, and now?“

***Astropic of the day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html)***



Title: Re: On the way to the bunkroom..
Post by: Issabelle on October 25, 2002, 05:30:22 AM
~Issabelle rose a brow as she heard footsteps.. she rolled over to face the door, looking to the woman who walked in. Her senses peeked as she looks to the person/s walking in. She swallows dryly as her eyes glisten... her flesh raises in goosebumps. She didnt know any of these people, and they made her uncomfortable, especially the talkative one, the one that calls her capher-kin~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.


I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And



Title: Re: On the way to the bunkroom..
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on October 25, 2002, 08:38:22 AM
Hajarian waited patiently in his room for the others to return. His eyes were closed, in a meditative state, as he gathered whatever spiritual Car'all essence he could garner from the surrounding area into his being. His robe seemed to wisp around him from an unseen wind, though no trace of even a chilled gust could be felt within the room. Feeling the presence of one staring at him, he glanced over at the woman still in the ladies' room. He grinned slightly at her, though it was only a movement of the mouth, his eyes did not express any feeling. A few moments later he returned to his meditative state.

* * * * *

Through his ties with the Dream, he felt through its spiritual essence as the group returned to the room, with a now human Capher, no longer a brownie. Strange... this Capher perks more of my curioustly every moment I feel his presence. Now the brownie is human? Could he really be a shapeshifter dragon? All the evidence supports this theory... I wonder if it's true....

The magus opened his eyes, leaving his direct contact with the Dream to re-enter the physical realm. Standing, he turned towards the other room, and made the short crossing of the hallway to stand within the door of the ladies' room. Letting his shadow fill the area, he spoke, "You are done now, I presume?"



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on October 25, 2002, 09:07:22 PM
As Talia leads them back to the bunk room Koldar follows but in the narrow corridor falls abck to Capher. "I don't want to sound pessimistic, Capher, however have you considered that none of us can sail this ship? And though these dwarves and their crew are less organized than a guild they're still more than we are and thus dangerous. Esspecially when you don't have any place to go but the ground of the sea."

Koldar thinks a few  seconds of what he has said and then suggests.

"Maybe when we get rid off this captain and his companion the others will give in for a small compensation. You do not accidently have some more precious stones you seem to hide anywhere in your robe? We cannot swim all the way back to Strata and our mounts are trapped in the storage room back there..."

He whispers quickly that none except Capher and maybe someone of the group might hear him.

They then reached the ladies' room. What Koldar better had left unmentioned was that he was unsure that he could stand another fight this day. The sewers have brought him to a state of exhaustion that could be only solved by several days of sleep and though he was able to maintain a determined face he feeled this exhaustion itching in the back of the brain, just enough to remind him that his mind was not completely cleansed from the mist that might make him draw wrong conclusions or react fast enough when they got in real danger...

He maintained a confident smile as he entered the bunk room nevertheless.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--SantharianMaster of Disaster--
  One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Capher on October 26, 2002, 12:44:22 AM
"My friend Koldar you bring up some very good questions.  I will try and aleve some of your concerns when we get to the bunk room."

Capher followed Talia and Koldar into the bunk room.  A lady on the upper bunk rolled over and peered at them.  Capher just gave her a quick glance as he looked around to find a comfortable place to lay Avour.  He found an empty bunk, and gently laid her down.  He placed his hand upon her head, closed his eyes for a moment.  Soon he smiled and told the rest of the group.  "She will be fine.  Needs just a little rest."  

Suddenly he rose, his nostrils flared, and he closed his eyes. Someone was using magic.  Then Capher smiled as he remembered the mage.  He looked up at the lady on the upper bunk.  "Welcome, my lady.  I hope we are not disturbing you.  My name is Capher.  I am the leader of this little group and I have some information to tell.  Some of this information concerns you.  So maybe you would like to listen.  After all information has been given, you can decide for yourself what you want to do."

Capher looked around and saw that everyone was there, including Hajarian. I was right he did use magic.  He spoke and no one was startled.  Capher wondered why he was the only one that had goosebumps on his arms.  He then said.  "Well since we seem to be all here.  I will begin my explanation of why I think we all are in danger."

Capher heard a noise outside of the room and motioned for everyone to be silent.

Capher.

Edited by: Capher at: 10/28/02 1:15:54 pm


Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Issabelle on October 26, 2002, 01:23:22 AM
**Avour can sense that Capher and Issabelle are alike... Would Issabelle and Capher be able to sense it?**

~Issabelle looked to the newer man... her eyes scanning him for weakness.. just in case she needs it. She notes Avour stuck in a deep sleep and internally grins to herself... One, asleep... Is One not opening their mouth. She was half tempted to sneak on over at some point and ring the little critters neck like a chicken... She wasnt a violent creature herself... But she needed to keep herself protected and would do whatever was nessacary to see that she was safe. She swallows dryly as she watches the man leave... She played his words over in her mind... he wanted her to stay here... Why... She hadnt planned on leaving to begin with... Very...very odd.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.


I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Capher on October 28, 2002, 10:31:22 PM
OOC I think there would be some sense of familiarity, but they would not know, just a fleeting sense once in a while.  Avour can sense because she is an innocent and an extremely perceptive elf, even though she cannot express herself.

Capher waited until the noise outside their door left and continued down the hallway.  The dwarfs are on the move. He thought.

Capher whispered. "As I may have told some of the others.  The dwarfs plan on killing us men and selling you women as slaves at Shan'thai.  How they plan on doing that I do not know.  But I think that the only way would be to drug our food or drink.  So I asked Talia here.  Oh. I forgot.  We all do not know each other.  My name is Capher, I am also known as the the White Wolf, and other varied names throughout Sorren.  This young long dark haired lady is named Talia Stormwind.  The red headed warrior standing next to the wall is Terra.  The elfish looking lady laying asleep on the lower bunk is Avour.  This man with a scowl on his face, along with some scratches and bruises about his body who seems to look like he desperately needs some sleep is Koldar.  This short little fella is Almenda.  Now that you two know our names what are yours?"  Capher asked even though he knew Hajarian's but as a brownie and he did not know the other lady's at all, but somehow, something intrigued him about her.

He assumed Hajarain had already guessed that Capher the brownie was Capher the man.  As there were shapeshifters, but he doubted that Hajarain knew that he was a dragon shapeshifter for as far as the world knew there were none, or very very very rare and no one actually has seen one.

Capher.



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Issabelle on October 30, 2002, 03:51:22 AM
~Issabelle nodded, but did not give up her own information. She watched the man she now knew as Capher silently, she felt there was something odd about him. The little creature... Avour she was called apparently, Call her Capher kin... What did that mean... Capher Kin..~

Capher Kin....

~Issabelle whispered under her breath, hoping that saying it would bring it to her knowledge, bring what it means, to her mind.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.


I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 30, 2002, 06:04:22 AM
Talia  is standing a bit helpless in the room, watching the people and listening to what Capher tells them. Avour is still asleep, exhausted from healing Capher, Koldar looking tired and this strange lady not answering Caphers question who she is. Capher is telling horrible stories about the danger they all are in and nothing is like she wants to have it. She longs for the desert, and where is she, on a ship in a water desert. Nobody seems to have a solution to their problems.

Maybe this mage could help?

Hope arises, and her optimistic nature helps her to see the future not as black as the moment before. What could be done now?

Talia goes to Koldar and gives him her bottle with the strengthening drink.

„Take it, you need it! It will help you till you find some more sleep, maybe even a better sleep than last night. This time I can look after you!“ she adds with a smile.

Turning around Talia goes to Avour and sits next to her, striking her back.
„Again, what do we do now, can we do anything to prevent happening what  you are saying, Capher?“



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Capher on October 31, 2002, 12:49:22 AM
Capher waited for the lady in the upper bunk to introduce herself, she did not and that made Capher immediately suspicious.  Then Talia asked what they should do.

Capher thought a moment, then replied. "Well Talia, my suggestion is that we all stay together.  I know that will be difficult, but it will be only for a short time.  From what I know of sailing I would think that they would strike soon.  As we are almost out of their range to reach Shan'thai.  If I am correct that they would drug our food or drink.  Then we should only eat or drink what we have with us.  Or maybe... someone could tell us if the food or drink is safe."  Capher looked at Haj.  He then continued.

When they strike, we strike and take over the ship.  Do not worry about sailing, I know how to sail.  But I will have to teach you all some things as we get about.  But first we must all get some sleep.  Koldar is exhausted, Avour needs rest.  I think we all need some sleep.  My suggestion is to sleep together, but that would seem strange to the dwarfs, so the men should go back to our bunkroom and you ladies stay here.  Lock the doors and if they do try and serve you anything don't eat or drink it."

Capher looked up at the lady at the top of the bunk.  "My lady, you may do as you wish.  Just remember I warned you."

Capher then opened the door, looked at Koldar, Haj, and Almenda and said.  "Let us go and let the ladies get some sleep or prepare themselves for what will happen.  By my reckoning we shall only have about two to three hours of sleep before they serve us supper.  And that is when they may strike.  Or they could wait until morning.  I am not sure.  But either way be on guard."

Capher then walked out of the room.

Capher.



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on November 01, 2002, 03:52:22 AM
To the question on identity, the mage replied simply, "As I have stated to some of your members already, my name is Hajarian Ryelliin. Ice Elven Magus of the 10th Circle of Ximax." There was still the lingering curiousty surrounding the enigma known as Capher, but the sorcerer decided it was best to wait on that subject. The dwarven scoundrels were more urgent at the moment.

Hajarian had indeed sensed the taint of betrayal behind their smiles, but hadn't done anything about it. He doubted that a mere group of dwarves would risk battling a fully-trained magi, and one of such caliber as Hajarian was. But, according to the shapeshifter, the dwarves were indeed planning something. And they weren't risking a battle, they were using the secretive matters of drugging food and drink. He listened as the woman Talia spoke, but did not offer up a comment, and waited for the response from Capher. Which came a few moments later:

"Well Talia, my suggestion is that we all stay together. I know that will be difficult, but it will be only for a short time. From what I know of sailing I would think that they would strike soon. As we are almost out of their range to reach Shan'thai. If I am correct that they would drug our food or drink. Then we should only eat or drink what we have with us. Or maybe... someone could tell us if the food or drink is safe." at the last part of the sentence, the shapeshifter turned his gaze to Capher with a look of 'You can do this, I would assume?'. The sorcerer offered up a small nod of the head, and allowed the man to continue.

"When they strike, we strike and take over the ship. Do not worry about sailing, I know how to sail. But I will have to teach you all some things as we get about. But first we must all get some sleep. Koldar is exhausted, Avour needs rest. I think we all need some sleep. My suggestion is to sleep together, but that would seem strange to the dwarfs, so the men should go back to our bunkroom and you ladies stay here. Lock the doors and if they do try and serve you anything don't eat or drink it." To this, the sorcerer sent a short message to Capher through the mind. "I have spent many years on sailing ships, I know how to operate them. I can assist you in your endeavors when the time arises."

The shapeshifter turned towards the door and spoke once more, "Let us go and let the ladies get some sleep or prepare themselves for what will happen. By my reckoning we shall only have about two to three hours of sleep before they serve us supper. And that is when they may strike. Or they could wait until morning. I am not sure. But either way be on guard." Following the statement, Capher left the room. With this, Hajarian too exited the room on Capher's heels.

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Issabelle on November 01, 2002, 03:58:22 AM
My lady, you may do as you wish. Just remember I warned you."

~Issabelle frowned slightly as she watched them leave... She never said she wouldnt help them... or whatever they needed, especially if she was too in danger, but she wasnt going to give up too much of her own info without a real reason. She laid back and looked to the ceiling quietly.. A walk... yes.... She would like to take one... but should she....?~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness.


I Hold Glory In One Hand And Death In The Other... I Destroy Without Thought Or Feeling... I Have Become What I Hate... And



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Capher on November 02, 2002, 02:15:22 AM
Capher walked into the bunkroom, chose the top bunk and climbed into it.  He closed his eyes and thought of the mind message he recieved from Haj.  It surprised him at first, but then he was a mage.  Capher knew that to send messages was a lot easier than reading minds, but Haj could have that power, However Capher knew that his mind was unreadable. Except for this dark entity that had entered his mind when he was vulnerable.  

Now he had to use considerable forces to keep this entity locked away.  The battle was fierce but it was only on the inside, sometimes Capher would win, sometimes this entity would gain some ground.  Either way it was something Capher would have to deal with.  He thought of writing to his Master, asking him what to do or if his Master could help him.  Also there was the question of Haj.  Does the Master know him, or of his kind?


Capher went to sleep with these thoughts upon his mind and yet he battled with the entity within him.  When Capher slept, that was when the battle began in ernest.  

Capher.



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on November 06, 2002, 05:07:22 AM
Grateful Koldar takes a deep gulp from her bottle and feels somewhat better if not physically at least in spirit. 'What now? Well, what I've learnt from my mentors so far the only solution is to be meaner than the others so we should be maybe a bit ruthless with our methods...'

Smiling he gives the bottle back to Talia. "We'll see, at least it is a hopeful thought..." he gives Talia a blink. "Maybe I'll have some stories for you then..."

With a last wink he leaves the bunkroom following Capher and the mage. As the other room's door has closed he leans against the doorway one hand holding his chin.

"I'm not sure, Capher, but these are only dwarves and simple sailors afterall. Don't you think they only try to take us captive because they think we're easy targets? Maybe it will only take one bit to persuade them that it would be better to bring us where we want... esspecially with some magical tricks they can't counter? With some luck we won't even need our swords... much!"

An evil grin appears on Koldar's face reserved for moments like this when he has found a foe and a way.

"When we can demonstrate that we could easily rip this ship to pieces they might be frightened enough to leave us alone, esspecially when the only way to turn off the source of this will be to go through three prepared swords."

Which reminds Koldar of something...

"Oh... two swords and someone who knows some tricks with a dagger..." he looks first at Capher, then intensely at the mage.

"Do you think you're up to something like this?"

He asks to both equally.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Capher on November 06, 2002, 10:50:22 PM
Capher, opened his eyes as he listened to Koldar's suggestions and paused.   He considered the options.  What manpower it would take to sail a vessel this size.  How Koldar made sense.  That with Haj's powers we could possibly force the dwarves to sail us to Milkengrad for fear that Haj would bring destruction not only to them but to their ship.  He rolled over onto his side and looked down at the two of them.

"Koldar my friend, you are brilliant!  I believe that if we show these dwarves our superior abilities we can force them to sail us to Milkengrad and even avoid blood shed."

Capher turned his gaze to Haj. "Sir, I am assuming that you have decided to help us, at least as far as getting us out of this situation.  I also assume that you have powers that meet or exceed the expectations of my friend here?  Are you willling to use them, that is the question?"

Capher.



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Terra Artemos on November 12, 2002, 03:14:22 PM
Terra follows the group back, all the while watching vigilantly. When they arrived, she leaned up against the wall near the door, and listened intently, keeping an eye on the two strangers.

When Capher was finished and had answered Talias, He and the other men went back to there bunk room. After they had left Terra made her way to the back of the bunk room, and kneeled facing the door at the far end. As she kneeled she removed the scabbard containing her moonblade and lay it on the floor before her, with practiced ritual.

With her moonblade before her, and her palms resting on her knees, her muscle relax, but keep enough tension to hold her body in position. Her gave turns distant, and her breathing shallow and controlled, and her body takes on a stillness and serenity as if all the burdens of the world have been lifted form it.

In her meditative state, Terra seeks her place of peace, the one point in her gray world where pure light exists free of shadow. This point is now much smaller than it had been, the shadows had crept in as the events of the last few days took there toll on her. The single point of light now turns red as she fights back the shadows, and the darkness following that threatens to consume her and her sanity.

As the red light flares and she fights the shadows of her mind, they through dark memories as spear, and cleave with swords of unwarranted guilt and axes of despair for those who she could not have saved. The weapons wielded by her minds shadows prove less effective now, and with every time she is confronted with them. She fights quickly and efficiently gaining ground faster, and soon regaining ground long lost.

As she deals with her ordeals little by little, she regains more of herself, but the war is far from won, and could have easily been lost this day.

'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'


Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: The attack begins.
Post by: Capher on November 13, 2002, 01:05:22 AM
The Dwarf cook prepared the meal as ordered by the Captain. He made the food exceptionally tasty and the aroma filled the cabin.  It even made his helpers mouths water.  He put in the special ingrediants into the food and then did the special thing that the Captain had told him to do in case their passengers were wary of the food and drink.  He smiled to himself as he thought of the women.  He had not had a woman in such a long time.  His mouth watered not so much at the aroma of the food, but at the smells of the womens bunkroom each time he passed it.  Soon, he thought.

He then gave the platters of food and tankards of ale to each of his helpers and told them to deliver it to their respective passengers.  One tray for the women the other for the men.

The helpers did as they were told and soon they were walking down the aisle to the bunkrooms.  The aroma of food wafting through the air.  One group stopped by the womens door the other group turned and stopped by the mens door, then as if they had timed it down to the second, they knocked and waited for the doors to open.

Meanwhile Rejkivak and his second mate were in his cabin.  "Captain, the cook is serving the meal.  I can smell it all the way up here.  I think he has outdone himself this time."

Rejkivak smiled. "Aye lad, I believe he has and if he did as I told him, within a few hours after eating our unsuspecting passengers should be fast asleep."

"But what happens if they do suspect somethin Captain?"

"Aye lad, I thought of that too and told the cook to prepare something they would not think of."

"Really! What is it Captain?"

"Aye lad that is between me and the cook.  There may be ears listening.  I am not sure but I think one of our passengers is a mage, and if he is, then he may have powers to hear even the smallest whispers.  And that leader of theirs, though I have not seen him, I know he is aboard and he concerns me as well."

"Aye, Captain.  And the women.  What about them?  I think there is at least one who looks like she can take care of herself.  Even your dark haired beauty you fancy so much looks like she can handle a sword as well.  And I do not like the one who looks like a knight. The scars upon at sure tell tale signs that he can and will fight."

"Aye, lad, but that is why we have done what we have done.  So that they cannot fight.  By the time they wake up, the men will be facing Seyella and her judgement, and the women will be chained and waiting for our enjoyment."

He laughed cruelly, slapped his second in command upon the back.  "We have nothing to worry about.  So lets just relax and let out little plan unfold."

Capher.



Title: Re: The attack begins.
Post by: Issabelle on November 13, 2002, 02:15:22 AM
**ooc- Seen how Issabelle and Capher arent exactly Human born, would they be able to smell or sense something abnormal about the foods?**

~Issabelle waited... She watched the other woman through partially closed eyes before slidding off her bunk.. landing on bare, silent feet. She headed towards the door to the cabin... As she opened it and was about to step out she near fell over the Dwarf. Her muscles tensed slightly as she looked to him quietly... raising a slow brow as she looked to the food he carried. She took a slow breath... smelling the food... She looked behind her quietly to the woman....~

Did.... you order room service?

~she tilts her head back to the little man. She reached behind herself to grab her cloak and cover her face. She could hear the hiss of the wind outside the ship... she ached for fresh air... She planned on going up as high as possible. Her body aching for the feeling of flying, of the wind whipping through her ebony hair, against her smooth pale flesh. She swallowed dryly as one of the dwarfs pushed past her... a soft growl tended her vocal cords, playing a symphony there... wanting to escape into the night. She had grown annoyed with the oddeness of these humans and wanted to be in her normal form. The Older man smarting off to her... **capher** and assuming something that was in no way true had been the straw that broke the camels back... And now... these dwarf things pushing past her... Man these humans and the  human-like  needed some training in respect. She turned back to leave and another Dwarf stepped in her way. Almost like a challange to any dragon... her flesh grew the faintest bit pink... but she held her calm.... The dwarf spoke....~

Please M'lady... eat...

~she tilted her head again... eyeing him through the corner of her eye... as if it helped to see him... she frowned a little...~

I hunger for fresh air... naught your meal...

~The dwarf nudged her back a little... She shook her head slightly but backed... not being givin much choice.~




EzCode Parsing Error: color=990066]A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Aw



Title: Re: The attack begins.
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 13, 2002, 05:54:22 AM
Talia is not very tired, that  sleep near her Swing has refreshed her, but  she softly pushes Avour back to the wall and lies down next to her as she sees, that Terra sits down, searching for some rest as well, though not sleeping.  Nobody knows what the day will bring.
Caphers warning makes her uneasy, and she would like to lock the door, but doesn‘t know how. It takes not long anyhow, and the foreign Lady moves silently to the door. But there a surprise awaits them:  Dwarves are outside ,one has a tray in his hands and wants to serve a deliciously smelling meal. somehow the Lady and the dwarves don‘t get along very well together, she wanting to get out, the dwarves pushing her back. The Lady asks if they have ordered meals, though not waiting for an answer.

Talia gets up.

We have to accept this meal, otherwise the dwarves will get suspicious

„Oh well, we haven‘t ordered one, but I assume, it is included in the transport costs, we can‘t take our whole food with us on this long voyage, so we are dependent on her cook.“

And turning to the dwarves she adds:
„Thanks so much, it is smelling lovely, my best regards to your cook. But could you allow us to have our meal in privacy, please?“

With these words she takes the tray out of the dwarfs hands and put it on an empty bunk. „Please put the drinks here as well. And if you are so kind now to leave us alone!“

Talia friendly compliments the dwarves out of the room and closes the door. The food IS smelling deliciously. Talia looks desperately at it. The alternative are just a few dried fruit.

„What now?“ she asks“ How could we find out , if this food is poisoned?“

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 11/12/02 8:57:59 pm


Title: Re: The attack begins.
Post by: Terra Artemos on November 15, 2002, 03:41:22 PM
Terra comes out of her meditation, and her eyes focus to see Talia closing the door. It is rare for Terra to lose contact with the world while meditating, but she could now smell the food. It smells wonderful, and is definitely a temptation, but Tarra has no appetite, even those memories that she could now tolerate do that to her.

Talia asks if there is anyway they could tell if the food was poisoned.

"Talia that is not there intent, at least not for us. They will try to drug us."

Terra without moving from her kneeling position ponders the lady, Issabelle as she recalls from last night. After a moment she decides it is better to ask now, then to wait.

"Lady Issabelle, perhaps you know a few spells that may tell us if the food is contaminated?"

----------------------------------------------------------------
'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Terra Artemos Character Description

Edited by: Terra Artemos at: 11/15/02 6:43:32 am


Title: Re: The attack begins.
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 15, 2002, 05:38:22 PM
"Well, a drug is a poison, isn't it?" Talia grumbles, but glad to see Terra alert.And with her stomach longing for the food she looks hopefully to Lady Issabell.

Maybe she is good for something, Talias naughty side thinks.



Title: Re: Capher
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on November 15, 2002, 07:23:22 PM
OOC: Sorry all for the time it took for me to get around to doing this...... :\

IC: After the speech of using the dwarves to sail them to where they were headed, the one, Capher, turned his attention away from the man called Koldar and onto the mage. "Sir, I am assuming that you have decided to help us, at least as far as getting us out of this situation. I also assume that you have powers that meet or exceed the expectations of my friend here? Are you willling to use them, that is the question?"

Hajarian's reply was a short nod, followed by a statement. "Yes, my powers exceed the expectations." He purposely bragged about the his magic strengths, because, while the braggings were true, they did have the hint of warning in them should the group oppose him. Bragging did have its advantages when it came to preventing attacks due to the enemy's fear. Even though this group was not his enemy. Yet, at least. "And I am of course willing to use them. What good would having studied magic for over 700 years if one were to not have a use for them? These dwarves have not the idea of what it is they have gotten themselves into."

Just then, duel nocks echoed in the hall outside, one upon the men's door as well as one on the women's. The door opened creepily as Hajarian waved a hand leisurely at it. The dwarf stood outside, slightly shocked at the door having opened by itself. He held the plate quiveringly. "Umm.... meal, sirs? Hot, tasty, and fresh! Straight from the kitchen!" the dwarf yelled advertisingly, like some barter at a town bazaar.

Hajarian smiled with inner glee at a joke he played in his head. He mimiced it in the current setting. "Hot, eh? A little bit too hot, might I assume?" he asked as he gestured towards the plate. The dwarf instantly dropped it as an invisible heat wave passed over the metal, causing it to rapidly rise in temperature. The plate and utensils clattered on the floor, though most of the food stayed on in one neat little mess on the deck.

"S-sorry!" the dwarf stuttered as he scrambled around trying to pick up the food he had carelessly dropped. Damn cook... he made the food too hot! I'm gonna give him hell.... the small man thought to himself. He almost brought his burned hand up to his mouth to lick it, but stopped the action suddenly in remembrance of the drugged food he had touched, and returned to retrieving the meal.

"It does smell good, but I don't eat food off the floor. Take it away, clutsy-one." Hajarian said, waving his hand again to close the door. He then turned back to his companions. "So, back to what we were saying..."

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on November 16, 2002, 12:09:22 AM
~Issabelle turned her eyes back to the woman who had addressed her... her brows furrowed.~

What makes thee think I know any spells to begin with?

~their apparent assumption made her nervous... and a nervous animal will tend to strike to defend itself. Issabelle clenched her jaw as she forced back the feeling that she was threatened. She eyed the food again... she couldnt smell anything... which was very odd. She wondered if the man from before was just nuts... worrying about their food being poisened... It didnt smell oddly. The crimson flesh of her mouth watered... aching for the food... she was hungry. She lifted her hand to place it behind her neck and rub there a few short moments... She tried to look normal... but she was... as always...highly annoyed.




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on November 16, 2002, 02:55:22 AM
Capher listened to the mage's words.  He even caught the veiled threat in them and then there was the knock on the door.  Haj, waved at it and the door opened. The dwarf tried to give them food but Haj again used magic to overheat the plates and made the dwarf drop them and their food.  Then he dismissed the dwarf.  The tray, and eating utensils still scattered over the floor and then Haj returns to our discussion.

Capher pressed his lips tightly together. "To use ones powers foolishly is to show one that power, he may have, but wisdom he lacks."  It was one of the first quotes of many that his Master had taught him.

After the dwarf left Capher tight lipped spoke to Haj. "Why did you do that?  Did you have some sort of feeling that the food was no good?  We need nutrition.  That food could very well have been good, granted it could have been drugged as well, but your "powers" could have been put to better use than showing off in front of peons.  

Do you realize that now if the food had been drugged that that dwarf will now report to his superiors and they will now have to resort to different measures.  If the food was drugged.  But more than that we have shown our hand, they will know that at least you have powers of magic.  Which means that they now have the advantage of surprise and your flamboyant use of your powers has taken ours away.  Surely there must have been a way to check the food to see if it was drugged or not without wasting it?"

Meanwhile.  "Master cook, master cook."

The Cook turned around and saw one of his helpers.  "What is it?" he asked annoyed.

"The food was delivered but the men's food tray became too hot and I dropped it."

"You fool! How could you drop it?" The cook yelled.  Then he stopped and thought for a moment. The helper held his head down low with his eyes cast down.  Then the cook asked. "Did you have any problems with the tray before you went to the mens room?"

The helper thought a moment then replied. "No, sir I did not."

"Hm.. Someone in there must have made the tray too hot for you to handle then.  I must report this to the captian."  He turned to leave, then turned back.  "Where is the tray and the eating utensils?" he asked.

"They are still there Sir.  I was so scared, what with the door opening all by itself, the tray becoming so hot I could not hold it.  Then that passenger just told me to leave.  So I left."

"What passenger?"

"The one that did not come with the others."

"Thank you, now go about your buisness.  There is more food, make it for them and deliver it to them.  Just knock on the door and then put the tray on the floor.  I have to go and report this to the Captain."

The Captain was talking with his first mate when a knock came at his door. "Enter" he said.

The cook came in, "Captain, we have a problem."

"What problem?"

"It seems one of our passengers, not one with the group, but the other male one we picked up must be a mage.  He made the door to their room open mysteriously and then made the tray too hot for my helper to hold it and he dropped it."

The Captain straightened up at the news, then slammed his fist down upon the table filled with maps.  He looked at his second in command. "I guess we were right when we assumed that that one was a mage.  Pass the word along to the crew that they have become suspicious and to be on their guard."

He thought a bit then asked the cook. "What about the eating utensils did your helper pick them up?  And what about the women, did they take the food?"

"Nay, Captain, the eating utensils and tray are still in the mens rooms.  And since the helper did not say anything about the women I assume that they took theirs."

"Then all is not lost.  We just must be more on our guard and figure out another way to dispose of our passengers.  I hope you are correct about the women."

"I will go ask my helper right now." The cook replied and scurried out the door.

The cook found the helper just finishing putting the food upon another tray.  He asked about the women. "No, Captain nothing unusual with the women, except one tried to leave,but Yar, convinced her to stay and eat."

"Good, go deliver the food to the men."

"Aye Sir."  The dwarf as fast as he could went to the mens bunkroom door, placed the tray on the floor and knocked three times then scurried away.  The smell of the food wafting throughout the ships hallway.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on November 16, 2002, 04:31:22 AM
"Why? Because it will warn them from doing anything too foolish. It will possibly frighten them. Frighten them into doing something that they shouldn't. It may make them more suspicious, however, it may also make them more careless. They will also take their time. Allowing us to better formulate our own plans and prepare ourselves. Now, then, we can make the surprise attack. They will be working slower, more careful, they realize we are suspicious of them but know not that we have plans to make action against them. Now that we have time to prepare, we can strike first. Or does one not wish to attack, but remain on the defensive? Then, let them exhaust their options, before we make our own moves. If they run out of ways to make their silent attacks, they may possibly forego their plans and wait for more easy prey. One can go several days without food, I'm sure we can last two meals. Besides, I have a few provisions and snacks, should we get hungry."

"And anyhow, the food was drugged. If you noticed when he went down to pick up the food, he brought his hand to his mouth in the universal action of licking a burnt hand. But, he had touched the food with that hand. The jerking stop showed that he knew that he was about to do something foolish. I had no other ways to tell whether it was drugged or not. I am not a mage of that caliber. I am an evocationist. My spells are not of the divination type."

"It is the way I work, and always have. You may have different opinions, but until told to do otherwise I shall follow my own agenda. It may seem foolish to you, but it is what I have done in the past and it has worked countless time for myself."

Just then, there came more knocks upon the door. Three, to be precise. Then, the scurrying of feet across the wooden floor. "There, another plate. If you want to eat, go ahead. I won't be participate."

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on November 16, 2002, 06:09:22 AM
Koldar watches as the mage uses his powers to open the door and make the dwarf let the meal drop to the floor and follows the discussion afterwards. When the second plate is in front of the door Koldar walks up to it and then looks back at the two.

"The food is drugged, Capher, and if it was not we now have to act like it is. I think we have to follow the way of our 'friend' here. But I think he might be wrong about the time we have."

Koldar gives the plate a small kick.

"Maybe they fear that we've recognized something but their behaviour is suspicious and looks improvised or would you put the plate before a door without a word when you annoyed your customer before by dropping it? Anyway I don't think it is important but I think we have to be ruthless now to ensure that we're the first to strike. We should go to the captain's cabin and confront him now. They can only assume that we're up to something."
Directed towards Hajarian. "Can you prepare something that could keep a group of enemies at bay? We might need it if we run into too much to handle them by other means."

He draws his dagger presenting it to the two elder men. He walks into the corridor and checks if they're empty and then knocks on the other door and opens it a crack.

"Hello! Are you ready? We have to act now! Has anyone touched the plate?" he asks into the room.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on November 17, 2002, 02:54:22 AM
Capher listened to Haj's and Koldars arguments.  He was one that tried at all costs to avoid confrontations.  Only when absolutely necessary would he initiate an attack.  It has been his character.  It was a promise he made to himself ever since DragonStorm and then there was the year of darkness when his family and most other dragons had died because of the cold.  Then his Master taught him that attack was not necessary if there was another way out.  But as he listened to his friend Koldar and to the mage he sighed.  They would rather fight, he thought.

"Very well if you two are determined that we fight, then fight we will.  Have you a plan?"

Meanwhile-- A dwarf walking along one of the cross passages of the bunkroom, overhears Koldar's conversation with the ladies.  He rushes to the Captains cabin, knocks and waits.

"Enter"

The dwarf, Yar, opens the door.  He hurridly explains what he heard.  "Damn, Mates it looks like we are going to have to fight. Yar, tell the others."

"Aye, Captain." Yar replies and then scurries out the door, pulling out his sword as he did so.

"Unger, go lock up the downstairs, use the heavy beams to secure the downstairs doors once the men are up here.  First they have to get through those doors.  Tell our best archers to stand ready at the doors.  We will be facing magic, some magic can be thwarted by our own magician, but if this mage is stronger than he than we can expect a fight on our hands.  However if we can hold of their mage, then we can subdue the others.  Our numerical strength should overwhelm them, A crew of 75 besides you and myself should be more than a match for those eight."

"Aye, Captain." Unger rushes out the door and sees the crew pouring out of the downstairs doors, swords and bows in hand.  "Is there anyone else?" He yells.

"Aye just a few."

"Well then they will have to fight it down there.  Close the doors and put the double beams upon them. Captains orders!
"

Some of the men just looked thinking of their comrades still down in the hold but then they closed the doors, they made a dull thud as they slammed closed.  Then they took three heavy beams of Eu'r-Oak and secured then to the iron rungs in the doors; one on top, the other in the middle and the last in the bottom.  The archers spread out and surrounded the doors, arrows at the ready.  Three climbed the crows nest and also readied their bows.  The crew spread through out the boat in pairs brandishing their swords.  They began a chant, that grew louder and louder.

The Captain came out of his cabin, he was met by Thrax, their magician.  The Captain explained to Thrax about the mage.  "Aye Captain, I understand.  I will face him, keep him busy if they break through."

The Captain nodded.  He surveyed his men.  They would fight, they knew how and they have done it before.  There was only one way to get to the top of the ship and that was through the doors.  He smiled, It will be a short fight. He thought.  

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 17, 2002, 09:52:22 PM
While still staring a the lovely food and waiting for a releasing word of Issabell, that the food is ok, it knocks at the door and Koldar is looking in, telling them that they have to act NOW and if they have touched the meal.

Talia is just about to answer as she sees through the open door  a dwarf passing in some distance. Thousand thoughts are crossing her mind, all in a second, then she answers with a very loud voice.

„Yes Koldar, this meal was excellent! I think I need some more!“

And whispering to the others:
„There was a dwarf outside, I fear they are warned now. And you think we have to fight Koldar?“

Loud noises are coming from the outside.

„You will have a hard time, Koldar, if you want to fight them now. We have to use a trick, we have to do the unexpected now and to surprise them. Lets give my a try, they want me alive, not dead.“

With these words Talia takes the tray, throws with regret all the good food behind the door and empties every bowl. The she takes the tray and saying to her friends:

„Watch over Avour, you two! I‘m will go now and praise the cook and say thank you to the captain.“And whispering:“ Maybe I get hold of his throat a second time!“


She leaves the room to go upstairs.But busy dwarves are about to secure the way to the deck.So there is no way to go there and find the captain. Passing the dwarves  who secure the passways she smiles friendly and asks them again with a very loud voice: „Where is this fabulous cook? Where is the galley?“ And pretending that she doesn‘t see all the  armoured dwarves she continues to go on to the kitchen,
talking loud to every dwarf she meets, in fear to be shot at
by accident.  Finally she has reached the kitchen.

She opens the door and finds the cook preparing a meal. On a plate a lovely smelling piece of meat is just cut by the cook, who tastes a piece in the moment Talia comes in. Obviously this one is good. A boy helping the cook watches over a large bowl of simmering vegetables.

Hmm, the dinner for the captain and the crew, meat for the captain, the rest for his men

„Your food was lovely!“ she tells the cook while entering the kitchen and putting the empty tray aside.“May I ask you to share some secrets of your art with me? May I help you cooking?“

The cook is so surprised, that he doesn‘t know what to answer. Talia is hungry and the meat smells lovely, so she draws one of her knives and giving the cook her nicest smile, she pushes him very softly away from the tray with the meat and takes herself  some of it using her knife.

„Hmm, delicious, my dear, where do you think could I find the captain to say thank you for this lovely meal?“ she asks the cook. And looking at the boy who stares at her with an open mouth she suddenly has the idea how she could meet the captain. If she wasn‘t able to go to the captain, maybe he could come, or send for her?So she tells the poor boy to go and find the captain for her. The boy don‘t know what to do and looks helplessly to his master. But the cook doesn‘t know either what to do and just waves him away, still his cutting knife in his hand, and still speechless. And the boy quickly leaves.

Meat alone is not very healthy, and so Talia goes to the big bowl, and taking a spoon from the table she starts to try the soup, while talking to the cook.

„You are a true master, my dear, who else is able to do such a nice meal from such plain things as potatoes.“ she admires the cook, though the vegetables are not very much to her taste.

„Oh well, Ma‘am“ is all the cook knows to say. „Ma‘am, have to do the meat“. And he continues to cut the meat in pieces, now and then looking to Talia, who has found a stool to sit on and an apple which she enjoys, still hungry.

Well, let‘s see , what happens now. I wonder if the captain is curious enough to look after his poison resistent passenger.



                         

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 11/24/02 12:25:28 am


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on November 19, 2002, 11:22:22 PM
As Avour is gently nudged to the side, she continues to sleep past the feelings of hunger and all other things she is feeling. While her stomach grumbled for food, her mind and body yearned for rest. Waking up for a moment with the smell of food Avour looks at the strange looking lady and unintentionally scowls at her before scratching her neck and then curling up and plonking her head back on the make-shift pillow. Again asleep Avour rests herself

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you” – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister...
(My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on November 20, 2002, 05:43:22 AM
Issabelle turns to Terra with furrowed brows, ask why Terra thinks she knows any spells to begin with.

"I observe, it is in my nature. As such I have observed many people, most of them are as normal as any can be. In rare cases, I...", Terra pauses for a moment, unsure of how to express it in words, "Have a perception of a person, almost always does this person have an exceptional power, in vary rare cases one will have no power but instead simply is an exceptional person.

I perceive this in you, in Capher, this Hajarian fellow, and Avour too.", Terra gestures vaguely towards Avour.

Just as Terra finishes there is a knock at the door, it opens a crack, and Koldar asks if they are ready, if anyone has touched the plates of food, and says that they must act now.
Talia reply, then Terra speaks up.

"Just what did you have in mind?"



'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on November 21, 2002, 05:32:22 AM
Koldar watches worries as Talia leaves saying she has a different plan and they should not worry. That worries him even more.

Koldar is taken back to business by Terra's very important question. He scratches his cheek with one dagger 'I'm still tired, am I not? I should be careful of what I do.'

"I guess we should get into the after section of the ship and take control of the ruder. There are usually ropes leading from on deck through the hull down and back to the rudder. When we cut them they will have some trouble staying upstairs. Other than that my main concern is to take hold of either the captain or one of the other high ranking crewman and if everything fails we should blow up the after section of the ship. When they are about to lose the ship they might reconsider their actions... If we can make our mage into a position to give a most persuading show, that is."

Koldar raises an eyebrow wether Terra agrees in his plan or not. He is aware of the fact that this is improvisation at best, but what else could they do?

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on November 21, 2002, 05:52:22 AM
~Issabelle looked between Talia and Koldar silently.... she was still floating over The womans words... She just shook her head and pushed her way out. She would shift... Something poisonous and get to the captain... She thought quietly as she walked through the hall. She had seen the way they looked at her... as if she were a piece of meat. Though she didnt like it, she would use it to her advantage. She walked silently without discussing her plans with the others... they were of little concern to her in the long run... She only wanted to find her brother... Nothing more.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on November 21, 2002, 06:51:22 AM
Terra listen to Koldars plan.

"Koldar, you are aware that we need this ship sea worthy. Our destination is still vary far away, and any damage we do to the ship will greatly reduce our chances of getting there.

If we do take the rudder we should try to jam it rather than damaging it. They will still need to investigate and correct the problem before they can sail anywhere.

Now the question is, once we have secured the rudder, who do we make the crew reconcider there plan? Eventually we will need to take the captain of this ship. We can plan this once the rudder is in our control though.

We should act quickly. If you do not mind I would feel better if I had a few minutes to change into something more appropriate for the situation."

Terra turns and pulls her red armor from her sattle bags.



'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on November 25, 2002, 08:29:22 AM
Koldar listen to Terra's argumentation but already vowes it away thinking about what to do after that and worrying about Talia going away on her own.

"Do not worry, as long as we blow everything up that is above us this ship should stay afloat and till we get our fingers at this captain that will be my only concern about the ship! - Okay, but hurry!"

Then remembering Talia's words he is reminded that there is a red-haired, green-skinned pile of innocence sleeping in the bunk room. What should they do with Avour?

A bit impatient in his current state - 'A dangerous mix of exhaustion and nearing danger...' - he opens the door to the lady's bunkroom a crack without caring wether Terra is ready or in a state of 'disorder' and hisses pressed into the room.

"We need to be fast, before these dwarves grow bold. How's Avour? Wake her up if necessary!"

Quickly he closes the door again checking the corridors for some kind of unpleasant surprise. They need to get moving if they got stuck in the corridors between two groups of dwarves they would be doomed!

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on November 26, 2002, 01:14:22 AM
~Issabelle slipped past the dwarves, but barely as she snuck her way towards where she would imagine the Captain to be. She had a second thought... however and turned to head to the kitchen. She knocked upon the doors quietly... what would she say... perhaps she would ask for a meal.... more her style.. or for more drink. She awaited an answer quietly.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on November 28, 2002, 05:32:22 PM
"Can you prepare something that could keep a group of enemies at bay? We might need it if we run into too much to handle them by other means." the man named Koldar asked. The magus thought about it for awhile. He was one to kill, not halt, but he did have some spells that could do so. A fire wall wouldn't work, it would burn the ship. Perhaps a heat wall, not hot enough to start the wood of the ship on fire, but hot enough to cause the dwarves to at least rethink their actions when stepping through. As Koldar began his exit of the room, Hajarian called after him. "Let's just say, if we jump out of the frying pan, they will jump into the fire."

With the leaving of Koldar, Hajarian turned to face Capher. "And you? What are your plans and skills, sir Capher?" He was eager to learn of this man's abilities, everything that had happened within the last... what was it, an hour now, or two? In any case, with what had happened, he was eager to see the extent to Capher's powers.

"Very well if you two are determined that we fight, then fight we will. Have you a plan?" Capher asked.

A plan? Well, not yet, of course. But then, there was that... but no.... that likely wouldn't work. It would all depend on how many dwarves came to retrieve them if they pretended to have consumed the second plate of food.

"We need something that will get their attention, something that will cause them to either separate into groups or, probably not, but hopefully, be feared into submission. Do you have any suggestions, friend? I prefer to see what everyone else thinks before offering my own opinions."

There is the sound of footsteps in the hallway outside. Light, a female. They fade into the distance. Some moments later, another set came and faded. Followed shortly by the sound of the closing of the door.

"Well, two of our members have gone off, it seems."

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 30, 2002, 09:56:22 AM
Hearing a knock at the door Talia is a bit surprised. she hasn#t expected the Captain this soon. The cook still didn't know what to do with this unwelcome guest he had, so he did nothing. Talia went with a beating heart to the door and opened it. It wasn't the Captain who waited outside, it was Issabell.

"Oh, Issabell, come in!" Talia invites her stepping back from the door, She doesn't know what to think now.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on December 01, 2002, 03:12:22 AM
Capher watched a very tired and beaten up Koldar, go into action. As tired and beaten up as he is, he still taps some hidden reserve of energy to keep on going.  He listened to everything that Koldar asked Haj.  He then heard, somewhat like through a fog, the question Haj asked him.

Capher spoke slowly.  "Haj, I think Koldars plan is sound.  I also catch your meaning about them jumping into the fire.  You say we lost two of our members?  You mean two of the women have left their rooms?  I wonder which ones and why?  Koldar did you not tell them to just get ready, not act, but just get ready to?  Well it seems that we have our work cut out for us.  I did not want to do it this way, but we are going to have to split up.  Whoever is left of the women, one of us men have to be with them.  Even though if Terra is still left, I think she can handle herself.  I am concerned about Avour though, she has a particular way of finding herself in the most unusual predictaments.  One of us will have to find the two who left and the other will have to discover the whereabouts of the rudder ropes.  I have some knowledge of a ship and know where the rudder ropes are located, do either of you?"

Capher waited their replies.


Cook  The Master cook stared at his unwelcome, yet lovely guest flabbergasted.  She went about babbling about how good the dinner was and complimenting him.  He watched her curious and even a little frightened.  Why has she not fallen into a deep sleep yet?  She has told me she has eaten of the food.  She should be fast asleep, unless she eats with her fingers?  No, that is not the case.  She is using that spoon like a master.

Then another knock came at the door.  The dark haired woman opened it up.  The cook thinking about treachery, readied his butcher knife, but it was only the strange woman.  The dark haired one calls her Issa.  The cook was wide eyed now.  How in Urtengor's name?  Another one not sleeping? He hoped his mate somehow contacted the Captain.  The Captain is not going to like this at all!

The Cook just continued cooking, but the knife never left his hand and he stood there watching and wondering what to do.  They are only two women.  But the darkhaired one was meant to be for the Captain.  And if I hurt her, it will be my head.  I guess I will just wait and watch.  I wonder if the men are also awake and walking around down here?

As he thought of that possiblity, the Captains plans and the even the thought of pleasure with the women were not as pleasing as they were a mere moments ago.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 01, 2002, 03:43:22 PM
Talia and Issabelle had left, and Koldar waited outside for her to change. Terra moves quickly and efficiently, removing her Moonblade, dagger, belt and armlets, placing them on the bunk next to the red armor, and was just about to remove her boots when Koldar opened the door a crack, and reminded her about Avour. Terra simply replied with, "I understand.", and continued to remove her boots, shirt and pants. She then put on her red armor, boots, armlets and belt, then put her moonblade and dagger firmly back in there place behind her belt. Finally she removes a nondescript strip of thin leather from her pack and securely ties her hair back.

Once she was satified that she was prepard she moved to the bunk where Avour was sleeping. Terra lightly shakes the half-elves shoulder, and trys to rouse her with cool urgency in her voice.

"Avour, wake up. The dwarves have moved against us. We must act now to answor there act of cowardice."



'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on December 03, 2002, 02:42:22 AM
~Issabelle bowed a little... after stepping into the room... ~

Please excuse me... I must have come to the wrong place...

~she saw what she wanted to see... The captain wasnt here... She had thought she was finding her way to his room. But obviously not. She looked to the cook quietly...~

I need to speak with The Capitan

~she spoke with a bit of a false accent as she looked to the woman and cook... she frowned a little before stepping back out of the kitchen.~

**I had thought she went to the capt. quarters? Didnt think she went to the kitchen... Could be wrong... its been a long few days.**




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on December 04, 2002, 01:52:22 AM
Cooks Mate The mate quickly ran to the stairs to go up and tell the captain but found the doors shut and bolted shut.  He yelled through the crack.  "Hey, Mates.. Captain.. I need to talk to you." There was some noise and then he heard a voice.

"Who are ye?"

"I am Trig, second mate to the cook.  We have problems down here.  Why are the doors shut and bolted?  Do you already know that our prisoners are fully awake?"

There was silence, then the mate heard the scraping sounds of the boards being pulled back, the doors slowly opened.  He blinked as light poured into the stairwell.  "Come up quickly! The Captain wants to talk with ye."

The mate ran up the stairs.  He was quickly taken to the Captain. He heard the doors once more slam shut and the beams lock it down.  He looked at the scowling face of the Captain.

"What is it that ye say?  Our passengers are not asleep, but awake?  How can that be?  Did not the cook do as I told him?"

"Aye Captain, and I even helped deliver the food.  But we have two of the women in the cooks cabin.  The dark haired one, the one ye fancy just came in, complimenting the cook on his meal, asking where you were and then another woman knocks on the door.  That is when the cook sent me to tell you what was happening."

The Captain paused, stroked his goatee, and thought.  If the women are awake then certainly the men are and that means that they somehow had figured out our plans.  Which makes them dangerous, more dangerous than I thought.  He dismissed the mate.  "Ye go take a station near the door, someone give him a sword."

He then turned to his second in command.  "We need to rethink out situation.  Come with me to my Cabin."  The second in command nodded and followed the Captain to his quarters in the aft of the ship.

Capher "Sir Hajarian, you can wait for Koldar to come back but I am going to see if I can find out which women left, why, and where they are.  While I am doing that I will spy out our enemies and report back here.  I am sure Koldar has probably got a plan forming in his head.  But you do what you seem best.  I must find my friends."

Capher closed his eyes, took a deep, cleansing breath and stepped out the door.  Koldar was in the hallway, whispering something in the crack of the womens door.  Capher shut the door and sneaked past him.  Heading aft.  That is where he too heard the last lady head off too.  He watched over his shoulder as he turned down a passageway.  He did not see anyone.  It was like deserted down here.  Where are all the dwarfs? he wondered.  Doing one more check of the corridors to make sure he was not seen.  Capher then shapeshifted to a dune mouse.  He then ran along the sides of the corridor looking for his friends.  As soon as he shifted, the enemy within him, began to work.  Capher's real battle began.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on December 05, 2002, 03:03:22 PM
Avour's mind is flowing with images, when they are floded with an overdose of flowing fire across her view. However it didn't cause her fear. "Avour, wake up. The dwarves have moved against us. We must act now to answor there act of cowardice." She heard a familiar voice echo through her mind.

Nervously she opened her eyes and saw Terra looking down at her with a hand on her shoulder. "Hmm?" She mutters sleepily. "Avour -Halfling mind tired Terra-kin." Rolling to her side and sitting up. Not really understanding what Terra has said, more acting on the sound of the womans voice.

"Avour-halfling mind sore. Feel like forest in the morning. So no-clear." She looks at Terra and stands bracing herself on te womans body as she does so.

"What did?" Avour tries to ask what happened before and what is happening now however her sleepiness unables her to think properly. "Avour-halfling heal Capher-Kin. Then Avour-halfing feel weak." She looks confused at the woman and puts a hand to her head and then looks Terra over.

"War-Terra.?"

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you” – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister...
(My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 06, 2002, 02:34:22 PM
Avour woke, and it was quickly apparent she was groggy and not quite her usual energetic self. Avour mumbles some things about her mind being tired, sore and unclear, then uses Terra as support as she stands. Terra puts her arm around Avours back and under her other arm to give her the support she needed.

"Koldar is waiting, you can not stay here alone, and Koldar must not be aloud to act on his own. I fear his plan will kill us all. We must hurry."

Terra then still supporting Avour leads her out into the corridor where Koldar was waiting, then closed the door.

"Koldar, Avour will be an easy target in her current condition. I fear that if we are forced to fight Avour may not be able to protect herself if we can not protect her."


'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

'Almost all the world is gray. One will rarely find true black, and true white.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on December 06, 2002, 11:51:22 PM
Koldar looks worried at AVour when the two woman finally appear from the room. Hopefully they haven't lost too much time, yet. Koldar's mind rolls over all possibilities as Terra states that they have to care of Avour.

He scratches his chin, his face darkened by the many risky and dangerous possibilities. Finally he decides that they have not much options.

"Listen Terra, we are only few and they're many, when we do not act quickly we will use the only opportunity we might have to stop them from their plans. The time is working against us. If you think I'm stupid or too tired to recognize that we cannot risk an open fight, I can assure you.... a fight is the last thing I have in mind."

Koldar's eyes glares with the last sentence, a mix of anger and pure bloodlust towards an enemy that had not the courage to face them openly with their intentions but also a face that showed disgust to his own, murderous feelings.

"We cannot stay here. We need to move to safer ground and I need to get to the back of the ship."

Koldar whispers now intensively at Terra to convince her and make sure none else understands his words.

"In the back of the ship is the room for the mechanics for the rudder and in the back of the ship is the captain's cabin. We cannot go up because we're sitting ducks there but we cannot stay here either. But the rudder room usually has two hatches for the ropes that control the rudder outside a ship and this room is just a few stories below the captain's cabin... so if we can use these hatches and climb the panels outside the ship where no archer will wait for us..."

Koldar's eyes rest a few moments on Terra's till he hopes to find a sign of understanding.
Not wanting a doubt left he adds.

"... and if anything fails that is the only exit that does not lead through the upper decks..."

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on December 07, 2002, 02:40:22 AM
Capher crawled his way along the sides of the ship, heading for the aft, and the rudder room.  Suddenly he heard a shout and a knife tip was stuck in the wooden beam almost cutting off the tip of his nose.  He darted around the knife and made a dash toward a hole in the side.  He quickly scooted his pudgy little body into the hole but not before another knife thudded dangerously close to the opening of the hole, the resounding vibration of the knife ringing in his ears.

He heard laughter and voices.  "Aye, you missed him.  You had better be a better shot than that when it comes to our passengers." A voice said.

"Ah, it was just a mouse, he too small to hit properly, the others are much bigger target.  I will hit them."

Capher then heard them wander away.  Capher's heart was beating fast.  His attention was upon his near death, when the enemy attacked.  He was viscious, he attacked with mind blows that literaly knocked Capher off of his four feet.  Anyone watching would have sworn that a mouse had a heart attack.  His paws and feet twitched uncontrollably, his pink eyes rolled up inside his head.  Capher fought back, but the enemy was strong.  The battle lasted for quite a while.  When it finally finished.  Capher had lost a bit more of his mind, and was extremely exhausted, but he had the demon presence, locked away once again.

Capher came to with a start, righted himself and poked his nose outside of the hole.  He looked around, no one in sight, he continued down the pathway, but he fell several times off of the beam.  He walked and stumbled like he had too many Turbergor Browns.

Finally he came to the rudder room.  He sneaked around the corner and hid in the darkness.  Several dwarfs were watching the machinery, and several more were spread out, in various hiding places, one was an archer, he was atop of a beam near the ceiling watching the doorway.  The others all had swords or daggars.  It seemed to Capher that these dwarves had done this before and had expected trouble.  The Captain was no fool, and neither were his men.  

He hoped that Koldar and the rest would be very cautious indeed.  They were outnumbered greatly.  But with the Mage's powers, Koldars, Terra's and he suspected even Avour's and Talia's skills, they would give these dwarves a fight they would remember a very long time.  The other lady he was not to sure of.

Capher thought a moment about how to disrupt their plan.  He noticed the ropes and pulley systems of the rudder and a plan began to form.  Silently he crept up the criss cross beams climbing higher and higher until he was at the top, then he crossed over to where one of the rudder ropes came through the top and hooked over a pulley.  The rope moved up and down as the quartermaster steered the ship from up above.  Capher jumped and landed on the rope; he almost lost his balance, but he grabbed hold of the rope with his paws and sharp teeth.  Then he began to gnaw at the rope.

If he could break the rope, that would cause the ship and its men some problems.  Enough problems he hoped to allow Koldar and the rest to surprise the dwarves here down below as they tried to fix the problem.  If they could take the below decks, then they could actually take over the ship.  With rudder controls at their command, the Captain would have two choices; send men down, which would put them in danger of attack by Koldar and the others.  Or talk a truce.  Either way, we won, Capher thought, as long as Koldar and the others can secure the below decks.  Yuck! Ropes taste terrible.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 09, 2002, 04:23:22 AM
Terra notices Koldars glare, but discounts it, she has seen it may times before, then replies to him.

"This is a more acceptable plan then I heard before, the only hitch is Avour, she needs to be protected, and doubt she would make the clime. Besides the fewer people we send up the outside the better. For now we must get as much of the group back together as possible, I am sure they have the mechanisms of the ship guarded by now."


'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

'Almost all the world is gray. One will rarely find true black, and true white.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea :Kitchen
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 10, 2002, 07:16:22 AM
Talia is surprised to see Issabell coming in. Somehow she is glad to have company now, apart from the cook,  and hopes, that this strange woman is able to do anything to improve their situation. But after a very short time, Issa leaves, obviously looking for the captain for herself. But with the upstairs doors locked, she will not be more successful than her, Talia thinks.

Not many minutes have passed, but now that Talia doesn‘t know, what else to talk to the cook, who is preparing the food, but watching her  suspiciously while doing this. The time stretches and finally she jumps up ,first looking again in the pot with the vegetables and then examine all the cooking stuff, the pots and jars with  the ingredients a dwarven kitchen harbours.

A idea forms in her head.
She carries several herbs, most with a medical purpose, with her in one of her plenty bags hanging from her belt. These are too precious to leave them elsewhere. And though she isn‘t a healer, she knows some basic things about some special herbs - and their combination.

Why shouldn‘t we beat the dwarves with their own weapons? I will try to throw some of this laxative powder of the yellow berry in it and some of the nin plant. This combination must be the most effective in recent history. And both are tasting just a bit salty. The yellow berry will have the most abstergent impact, especially in combination with  the nin and the nin  will hold up the effect till really all have eaten from it. Oh, I‘m so mean. They will have cramps like never before and the stench on the ship will be considerable. Hopefully this will help the others with what they are doing or planing

With new hope and energy Talia starts again  to talk more nonsense to the cook, praising him. He gestures to her to sit down again, but Talia ignores him and shows him some of her herbs she carries in her bags. this should distract him and give her the opportunity to throw the two special ones in the vegetable stew.

„Master Cook, do you know these plants?“ and Talia shows the cook some Mil‘no plants, dried ones, a little rest of the fresh ones and teaches him all the usages possible with the Mil‘no. And moving forth and back as much as the little space allows, she takes one of his ingredients, telling him, how good this blends with the Mil‘no. And while driving the cook near a heart attack, she  takes the long spoon and stirs the vegetables in the pot again thoroughly .

„These vegetables smell really wonderful. Will you serve them soon? It seems they are tender by now!“ And pretending that she tastes them, she manages to add the fatal combination of the two herbs.

The face of the cook gets darker and darker, so Talia moves back to her corner to sit again on this little stool, not without snatching a piece of bread , smiling at the dwarf till her mouth hurts.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea :Kitchen
Post by: Issabelle on December 10, 2002, 07:29:22 AM
~Issabelle walked up the stairs in silence... Once upon the stairs she turned her head, looking behind herself to be sure noone was looking. She moved her hand to the door, trying to turn the knob lightly but found no give in the cold metal of the knob. She mumbled slightly shaking her head as she once again looked behind herself... still... noone was there. She knocked hard on the door, wanting to bring forth attention to to door, hopeful someone will open the door for her... But... Not for her. Within seconds of the last rap on the door, issabelle was gone. Her form melting away into a deep black, small scorpion upon the ground. She crawled along the dark, shadowed ground **thankfully its not all that Bright on ships** She eyed under the door, making sure people werent walking towards her... She honestly didnt want to get squished. She saw that the coast was clear and skittered across the floor with light clicks of her sharp claws, though no human's ears would pick up the sound. She skittered as fast as possible, looking around through dozens of eyes as she moved. Watching very cautiously for the humans. She got beneath the bed and in the darkness waited. All this, was accomplished within minutes... She heard the hard rap of boots against the ground, watching the captain go to the door from which a knock had been heard.~

~She waited, clicking her long, sharp foreclaws lightly, waiting for him to go to bed. She was in King Scorpion form. One sting would kill the strongest man and be almost 100% unfindable ... she knew it...~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on December 10, 2002, 08:16:22 AM
"Darn! Where's Talia?" the words escape Koldar enarly without further consideration. "Now that she and the other woman ran away I doubt we will find them in time. We can only hope that they can care for themselves and maybe cause enough of a diversion for us to slip through the rooms without problems."
Liking this idea not one bit Koldar knocks on the door to the male's bunkroom and knocks on the door.

"Mister Hajarian, come we have to go. We head to the end of the ship and then seek to get our hands on these treacherous captain. Any idea how to stop a bunch of stupid dwarves that might not be convinced by steel alone?" - Koldar turns back to Terra and Avour.

"Let's go, we will find a way. I'll take Avour, you go first, Terra. Your sword is more convincing than my dagger." With these words Koldar wraps one arm around Avour to steady her.
"Avour, ...Avour. Can you walk? These dwarves are not nice and we have to find a better place to stay but we need to be quiet and we might need to fight. Do you think you can handle that?"

Koldar sees that Terra waits for them but he waves into the direction they need to go. "Take the lead, Terra. I'll take care of Avour and cover your back. Hajarian, stay with Terra, I guess you and her need to reach the rudder room at all costs but ...-" Koldar brings a wry smile onto his face "don't worry, I'll bring Avour there as well. Just don't wait for us too long. We need to hurry! When only you get your hands on  the captain's throat I'm sure we can clear that situation to our advantage."

Koldar leans Avour against a wall holing her at one shoulder. "Can you walk on your own?"

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on December 11, 2002, 01:28:22 AM
Capher had such a hard time gnawing through that tough rope, that, and trying to hold on as the rope went up and down, once he almost got his tail caught inbetween the rope and the pulley.  But finally Capher saw one last strand and it was beginning to unravel.  Capher jumped off the rope onto the beam and waited.

He did not have to wait long.  All of a sudden the rope broke, the ship listed to its starboard side sharply throwing men, and what ever was not tied down to the floor.  Curses could be heard from around him and below.  "Aye Captain the rudder rope broke.  Nay Captain we do not know how.  Nay Captain I have no idea when I can fix it.  Yeh, I will get at it."

Master Cook He did not like this woman in his kitchen, but then she was quiet, but he kept an eye on her.  Suddenly she gets up and starts asking questions about some herbs she was carrying.  She began explaining all sorts of uses for it and then she went to the crews supper and began tasting it.  He brandished his knife, and scowled.  She went back to her seat.  He walked over and tasted the soup.  It was good.  He almost smiled, but would not give the lady the satisfaction.

Then the ship suddenly listed far to the right.  The soup kettle almost fell off the stove.  Plates, silverware and even himself, almost fell to the floor.  He looked at the lady, she looked startled.   Soon curses could be heard outside the door.  A dwarf slammed open the cooks door.  His eyes popped open at the sight of the woman in the cooks kitchen, but he said nothing except to say. "Are ye ok?"  The cook nodded.  The dwarf took one last lustful look at the lady, winked at the cook, and was about to leave when the cook yelled.  "Tell the crew their supper is done.  They can come in shifts to eat it."

He knew that they were all trying to capture their wayward passengers, but some may come.  But he had to give the appearance that everything was normal in front of this woman!

Captain  Rejkivak was heading toward his cabin when the ship sharply listed to his starboard side.  He tumbled against his second in command and they both fell hard on the deck.  He looked up and pushed away and rolled quickly to his left.  A body came crashing down upon the deck.  One of his crew.  He died with a broken back.  The Captain cursed, went to the bellows and yelled down to the rudder room.  "Blast it all, the rudder rope broke.  I thought I told you to have that replaced before we left port!" he yelled at his second in command.

"Aye captain, I did and it was a brand new rope. Honest!"

The Captain did not like that.  He asked a few more questions.  No it was not the passengers, it just broke was what he was told.

He kicked the dead body, "Throw him overboard, "  You come with me."  He headed for his cabin, his second in command in tow.

Capher.



Title: Jolted and Annoyed.
Post by: Issabelle on December 11, 2002, 02:39:22 AM
~Though her sharp little, tiny claws held onto the wooden floor with ease, she still felt Jolted when the Ship suddenly keeled to the side. If she had brows they would have furrowed. If she had facial expressions, they would have shown anger and annoyance. She continued to wait for the Captain to answer the door... but he never did. She came to realize that he wasnt even in his room. This angered her... But as she was going to head back... she heard thunderous footsteps coming towards the room. To her small form... all sounds were incredibly loud. She kept her eyes peering to the door... waiting.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Jolted and Annoyed.
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on December 11, 2002, 01:18:22 PM
There was a knock at the door. The magus smiled. Was it time now? Oh yes, it was time. He looked towards the direction of the door, and stood, his rise causing the floorboards beneath him to creak ever so slightly. Boots slowly marching quietly towards the door, his black-robed arm reached out, grabbing hold of the handle and twisting it. The door latch clicked, and he pulled, opening to face the eyes of Koldar. His crimson eyes smiled, gesturing simply, 'Is it time?' His unsaid question was, of course, answered shortly:

"Mister Hajarian, come, we have to go. We head to the end of the ship and then seek to get our hands on these treacherous captain. Any idea how to stop a bunch of stupid dwarves that might not be convinced by steel alone?" The question startled him. His eyes lost their gleam. The man was talking to a mage with no weapon at all, let alone a steel one. What did he expect him to do, pick up one of the left over forks?

"Sir, not to be rude, but you are speaking to a magi. Steel is not my way of convincing people. Though, I warn you, my powers will not be of much use here... for a wooden ship is not the best place in which to set fire." was his response. His voice was oddly calm, as always, even when they were about to go into a dangerous situation, and he was a fire mage, he did not lose his cool and calculated mind.

Walking out the door slowly, he stepped up to the maiden known as Terra. Eyeing her moonblade for a few short moments. Impressive. He then switched the blood red orbs to Terra's own. "After you, my lady."

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 11, 2002, 03:53:22 PM
Terra releases Avour letting Koldar support the weakend half-elf. Koldar states that Terra should lead and that he would watch there backs and follow with Avour. Hajarian makes some comment towards Koldars question that did not quite fit, but she ignores it, he then eyed her moonblade for a breif moment before looking her in the eyes and beconing her to lead on.

Terra wheels around on her heels with authority and makes her way aft without any attempt at stealth. Her strides swift and measured, with grace and pride. Her boot falls strike the deck boards like mallets, a resolute, unwavering beat. Her face set in a cold mask, that let all know she was not one to be taken lightly.


'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

'Almost all the world is gray. One will rarely find true black, and true white.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on December 12, 2002, 01:25:22 AM
Looking at Koldar as he talks to her she nods firmly with a determined look on her face slowly taking the weight of her own body off the young man. She pats her hand a few times around her waist trying to find the dagger that Koldar gave her earlier, however its not there. Frowning she wonders for a moment where it is, then rubs her eyes and looks at Koldar.

"Avour-kin sorry for being slow as a slug." She says through a tired looking face. "Capher-kin?" Avour stops Koldar and puts her hand on his arm. "Is living?" Her brow closes close together as she continues to look at Koldar. Rubbing her hands over her face a few more times to try and wake herself up a little more Avour looks at Koldar.

[koldar - with your "yes he's alive" how ever you want Avour would smile and nod calmly and then follow you, feel free to post that. There really isnt' a need for me to post it when it'd be 1/2 way through your next post anyway!]

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you” – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister...
(My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on December 14, 2002, 02:01:22 AM
Rejkavak  He opened his cabin door, his second in command followed him.  "These passengers are more trouble than they are worth, Captain."

"Aye, lad.  But just think if we can capture them.  We have to think of a plan.  I think somehow they cut those rudder ropes.  I don't know how, I just have this feeling.  The knockout potion did not seem to work, or else they were suspicious."

"But the food was never poisoned.  Just the forks and spoons Captain."

"Aye, lad, somehow they must have figured it out.  I do not believe that they will be sealed down below for long.  They will find a way topside.  We have to come up with a plan once they reach the topside."

There was a silent pause.  "Captain have you given the thought of what would happen if they took over the ship?"

"We out number them twenty to one.  How could they take over the ship?  You give much more credit than they are due."

"Maybe Captain, but they did discover our little bit of treachery.  That mage may be the person who helped them do that.  Who knows what else that mage or any of them are capable of?  I am not saying we give up or anything Captain, I am just giving you my opinion and observations."

"Aye, lad.  I pay you to do just that.  But like I said, I think you give them too much credit.  Still, think of ways out of the below decks without going through the main doors.  The only one I can think of is through the portholes and up the sides.  Risky as that is, they may be desperate enough to try.  Put some men watching the sides of the ship."

"Aye Captain will do."  The second in command left.  The Captain sat down on a chair, leaned back, took out his knife and began to sharpen it.


Below Decks  Jarkvir was the first to see the red leathered woman striding with purpose.  He whistled and several of his companions looked, they followed his eyes and saw the woman and the company of those that followed her.  They slunk back into the shadows, drew their weapons and waited.  The battle was about to begin.  They smiled with anticipation.  

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on December 14, 2002, 03:47:22 AM
~ What would be a silent grin in human form, played across the scorpions feelings. She had no muscles control in her face, none like any mammal **you know what.. I dont think I can spell worth a damn today...**. She heard the booming voices... Like men screaming though they were mearly whispering.  Now she for sure knew their plan... though their reason behind wanting to capture everyone was still blurry to her. She waited for the second man to leave... then turned her eyes to the man she recognized as the Captain. She slipped from under the bed... across the floor as close to the wall as she could get.... she would seem nothing more then a shadow, her dark coloring against the dark floor, in the dark room as she moved. She skittered towards the chair Slipping under it undetectable. She smiled as she snuck slowly towards the back of the captains leg, her stinger raised high above her head... ready to strike within a second, repeatedly. But a second thought hit her... while her venom was deadly... it could take sometime... she needed to shift something even more deadly... she thought a moment and shifted into a small, aggressive snake... **Called a Taipan irl, before 1950 there had been no ability to make an antivenom**  the action was soundless... and she was still... somewhat small... he would be unable to see her from where he sat. She coiled herself slightly...making sure he was unaware of her...~

**Im gonna go ahead with this... If You dont want this...if you consider it autoing let me know... I dont see anyway he could avoid it... but I could be wrong.... **

~Suddenly with timed percision she struck out... Lash, lash, lash, lash.... her fangs found solace within the smooth flesh of the mans leg with each lash, expelling hot, deadly venom into his legs. The venom would work quickly... but not quick enough. With more energy she forced herself to shift once again... this time... To a small creature... something so minuet it would be hard to find with the naked eye even if she wasnt already dark in color, near the same color as the dark floor.... **A common flea**. She skittered to the corner... she would not be found... she was sure of it. She watched the captain in Silence...waiting.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Jolted and Annoyed.
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on December 15, 2002, 03:36:22 AM
Koldar was holding Avour still when Hajaran replied to his question with a for this situation not very informative answer that somewhat cuts Koldar's already far too thin temper. "Not yours, ours!" Koldar hisses a surpressed curse on these magis that obviusly live in a different sphere of existance far too often and then again tends Avour who obviously understood the urgency of their situation. Koldar valued that as a good sign but still hold her steady till he was sure she was more than a little awake.

"Avour-kin sorry for being slow as a slug." She says through a tired looking face. "Capher-kin?"

"No problem, Avour, don't worry. And Capher is well and fine and propably already on his way through the ship. Come let's hurry." Avour seems to lighten up by these words and nos in confirmation that she is as ready as she might get now.
Koldar takes Avour by one hand not to lose her and leads her her behind the two others who already disappeared in the narrow network of passages through the lower decks.
They have to hurry as Terra chooses swiftly and determined the way to the back of the ship.
Also Koldar was determined not to run into anyone who might have recognized Terra when he was not at least the surprising part. Dagger in hand, And Avour's holding by the other one he stumbles beside a doorway catching some breath. To his estimates the rudder room must be just  one deck lower and a dozen peds back.
Short on air he nods to Avour to go first. At the moment he had the feeling he was the slowing part anyway as he was looking to all sides at once. He let Avour take the lead to follow Terra and the mage when suddenly the doorway opens and Koldar nearly fell between a bunch of five dwarves who were set out to bring ropes to the broken rudder.

The dwarves eyes widen in astonishment and confusion at first. All had sword or some kind of axe in hand.
"Wha! What art' thou doing here? Men... cat...." the leader starts to say but Koldar, not in the mood for explaining, swifly stabs Soya's dagger at his least armored part - his face - piercing his right eye. The dwarf howls in agony and stumbles back his sword falling to the ground.
"Al..." the one last in the row started but was silenced as Koldar's dagger stuck in his skull.
Koldar, now weaponless faced four angry dwarves, one wounded who stormed forward. He ducked to reach for the sword the leader had dropped and a blade splintered the wood just where his head was a moment ago. Luckily the four dwarves hindered each other in the narrow passageway.
Koldar just got up the dwarven sword in his hand when nevertheless a second dwarf managed to place a blow while the first tried to remove his stuck. sword from the splintered doorway. Somehow there was still enough place for Koldar to evade the second sword but it ripped his trousers open.

Koldar, the sword still useless in his hands in these close quarters grits his teeth in pain as the sword shaved his skin. He manages a halfway jump out of the doorway back into the corridor into the direction where Avour was heading and shaken stumbled on his feet again. As the first dwarf followed him he threatening pointed at him.

"Don't you think I won't get that dagger back!" It was a threat, maybe nothing more but it helped to stop the dwarf just a second where Koldar could consider which way to go. Promptly he chooses backwards as the dwarf angrily stabs at him.

"Avour! Follow Terra! I can handle that!" Koldar shouts selfconfident, "I think..." he adds far less convincing. Luckily the passage was too narrow for two dwarves. Unfortunately the dwarf had the better cover...

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!

Edited by: Koldar Mondrakken at: 12/19/02 1:31:25 am


Title: Re: Jolted and Annoyed.
Post by: Capher on December 15, 2002, 10:00:22 AM
Rekjivak  The strike from the snake was swift and exacted terrible vengence.  He tried to move but found he slowly was becoming paralized.  His last thought was upon his ship and the sea he loved so well.  He died with his eyes open staring out of the porthole in his cabin, the sun, like his life, sinking below the horizon.

Capher.



Title: Success
Post by: Issabelle on December 18, 2002, 01:29:22 AM
~Successful in her plan, Issabelle bounds out from beneath the chair before once again shifting. She crouches down slightly near the captain..curious as to if he has anything worth taking... he was dead... He wouldnt need it anyway. She ran her fingers over his eyes, closing them without thought nor sadness. She felt no sorrow for him... As he had tried to poisen many... She poisened only one. He would pay for his sins... She too would pay for hers... but possibly, hers were not considered sins, for she possibly saved many this day. She stood straight once more and headed quietly towards the Captain's Quarter's door. She would go speak with the man she had spoken to once before... *koldar* and make him, and only him, aware of the captains...."condition." She wouldnt get into detail... only that she saw to his death...~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 18, 2002, 02:58:22 PM
Terra moved through the corridors swiftly, and hardly lost a step as the ship listed suddenly. She simply and instinctively put her foot where it needed to be to remain stable, and kept moving as if nothing happened.

Terra passed several junctions without slowing or any apparent concern for an ambush. At the third Terra stops subbenly as a dwaven sword stabs out. Before the dwarf realized he had missed, Terra already had him by the wrist of his sword arm, and her dagger in hand. Terra gave the dwarves arm a pull while plunging the blade into the dwarves heart, then pulled it free as the dwarf fell dead.

As the first dwarf fell, the second swung his sword. Terra partially pulls her Moonblade with her free hand, as if it were merely the continuation of the attack on the first dwarf, and uses the exposed blade to deflect the second dwarves sword while spinning past. As she spins past her dagger comes around as well, the blade being buried in the dwarves lower back. The dwarf cries out in pain and shock as his legs give out, numb, paralyzed. The dwarf pitches forward under the momentum of his advance, taking Tarras dagger, lodged fast in his spine.

A third dwarf comes, but hesitates slightly as he sees his two comrades fall easily. He sees Terras dagger pulled from her hand and her Moonblade still partially sheathed as she comes to face him, and he makes his move. After loosing her dagger, Terra by instinct alone quickly moves her now free hand to the hilt of her Moonblade and pulls it free. No thought went through Terras mind but the instinct to poise her Moonblade to strike. As the Moonblade comes free she turn slightly widening her stance, then raises the blade. The dwarf not expecting such a change in stance so quickly misses the mark and closes into the path of the rising tip of Terras Moonblade. As Terra raises her Moonblade to its striking position above her head, the tip catches the dwarf in the groin, and slices a path though the flesh to the dwarfs jaw.

The last dwarf howls his pain, drops his sword, and clutches his belly, as his intestines try to push out through the gash tracing where his body had intersected the arc of the rising blade. The dwarf shortly drops to his knees as Terras Moonblade reaches its apex. With barely enough room Terra delivers one final stroke to the stricken dwarf before her. With the power of her whole body, feet, legs, torso arms, the blade fell upon the dwarfs neck, decapitating him, and the tip finishes the arc striking the wall.

With a good pull Terra breaks the tip free of the wall, and sheaths the Moonblade. The walls covered in blood, the only sign of blood on Terra is the streaks across her face, hands, and the slight glistening on her armor in the dim light. Her armor was meant to intimidate, and to hide the blood she had spilt. This is not the direction she wishes to go, and she is still has a weapon that is retrievable. Terra turns and goes back to the dwarf with the dagger in his back. By this time he was trying to crawl away from gory scene. Terra walks up putting one boot beside the dwarves hip, who stop and looked back at her, wild fear in his eyes. Terra simply reaches down getting a good grip on the dagger, and with the aid of her other boot between the dwarves shoulder blades, pulls it free with a mighty tug. Then Terra walks coolly back to the junction, leaving the dwarf to his fate. There is no room for compassion towards the enemy till the objective is done, and the battle over. This was only the first skirmish of that battle.


'Life is a grim reality, through which only honor shines.'

'Almost all the world is gray. One will rarely find true black, and true white.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on December 18, 2002, 06:06:22 PM
Hajarian stood standing still before the group of four armor-clad dwarves. Each bore a shield and sword, as well as the grin on their faces. Hajarian had nothing but himself against them. Only two could fit side by side in the hallway with their wide size and weapons, but they didn't need numbers against an unarmed opponent. Because of their obvious advantages, the dwarves took this time to mock the mage.

"Ye thought ye were safe since ye resisted the poison now didn't ye, magician? Well, ye ain't gunna get through us, right boys? We are gunna make mincemeat out of ye, and then toss ye te the sharks. Along with yer little friends too!" the lead dwarf shouted, nudging his friend to his right and looking at the two behind him with a chuckle. One of the back ones dropped both sword and shield, clenching his hands into fists, showing that he could take the mage by hands, that he needed no sword nor shield.

Hajarian chuckled as well, though not at the same thing as the dwarves. "Tell me," he said, "how would you like your.. mincemeat? Warm or cold?" His crimson eyes hovered over each dwarf, judging how fast and how intelligent each were. He concluded that none were of the higher IQ count.

The leader of the bearded balls of stupidity answered, "What? What are ye talkin' about ye ol' wacko?! I like my meat warm of course, just like everyone! Who likes cold meat?" He laughed a deep belly laugh, looking to his friends and saying, "This guy is a good piece of work, isn't he?" He turned his attention back to the magi. "Enough fun and games, ye. Time for ye te meet yer maker! We'll be drinking over yer corpse this time 'morrow morning!"

Hajarian smiled, his blood-red eyes burning with an inside fire. He took a step forwards. "You don't know much about magi, do you, worm? Do you know that we magicians wield the powers of the elements themselves?! That we magicians control that which makes up this world?! Indeed, ones such as I control the very Sorren that you and I live upon! With all our power, we could destroy this pathetic ball of a planet with one swift stroke! Annihilating all who live upon it! For it is we who control the powers granted to this world by the Gods themselves!" He was grinning a wicked smile now, and his eyes no longer were pupils, they were simply fire. The dwarves began to back up as the man before them advanced. His black robe swirled around him, as if blown by an unseen gust. His hair too. And, licking his shoulders and the tips of his hair, was raw fire. As his robe and hair danced around him like nymphs, the fire spread, until it was licking every part of his being. The dwarves backed up in fear, and one, the one who dropped his weapons earlier, even ran away. None tried to stop him. Hajarian was walking slowly, precisely, a burning visage of a man. He stopped, and cried out, "Fools! DIE!"

With that, he pulled his left arm back and thrust it forwards again, shouting out "KAI QUAL’OH!!!*" The dwarves instantly covered their eyes as a light of extreme magnitudes filled the hallway, blinding their vision. Shortly after the light strike, another shout from the magus was heard in the hall. "AIA FER!!!**" This was the last thing the dwarf heard, as he instantly felt hands hotter than even the forges of the dwarven mines press against his neck. Skin, tissue, muscles, and blood sizzled as the dwarf let out a blood curdling scream, which quickly lost its sound as his voice box was burned to the point of being unable to produce sound. He fell to the ground, thrashing around as he clutched at his burning throat, his last feelings of life fading away. Shortly after his fall, the other remaining fell as well. One who lost his heart as Hajarian placed his hands on the center of his breastplate, melting the metal away quickly, and then laying touch against the center of his chest. That dwarf died almost instantly. The last dwarf, smarter than the rest, chucked both sword and shield out at nothingness, then ran in the direction he knew to be where he had come from. The sound of an "Umph!" was heard as the shield bashed against the side of Hajarian's head, disrupting his concentration. Immediantly, his burning hands lost their flame, and the light died out a few seconds later, gradually returning the dimness of the corridor. The dwarf suffering from the neck attack was already dead, now. The second having died quickly. Two had fled.

Hajarian, slouched over and breathing hard, surveyed his work. It was good. His eyes lost their firey gaze. Turning, he faced the other end of the hall, where Terra had gone. He saw the warrioress returning, and slowly made his way to her, his body still feeling weak and exhausted from his earlier three spells. As he approached her, he muttered tiredly, "Two... made it away. No... problem... we shall... deal with them.. soon. Good... job... warrior. We have... survived... our first encounter." He smiled at her, then collapsed down to the floor, leaning his back against the wall as his head hung loosely. He waved his hand to her. "I'll be fine... just takes... about 10-15 minutes.. or so... to recuperate from that spell. Go on if you will... I'll catch up."


OOC:
*Kai Qual'oh  = Improved Bright Light - Spell: Light
**Aía fér = Fire Awake - Spell: Searing

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Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Capher on December 19, 2002, 11:36:22 PM
Capher watched the dwarves in the rudder room fix the rope and then suddenly there was a commotion.  A dwarf ran in; his clothing tattered and burned, hair on his arms and his beard were charred.  "Help! he gasped."

"What happened to you?"

"We have been attacked!  One female passenger went through three of our friends like they were butter, several of us attacked the magi, and he.. he.."  The dwarf began to cry.  "He touched my brothers chest, melted his armour, and then his heart. I watched my brother die instantly!  We need to contact the Captain!  I want out!"

Capher saw the leader of the rudder room slap the other dwarf. "Fool, Coward.  You were all probably got caught napping and now you make up this ridiculous story.  Men, melting dwarven steel, and then their hearts.  Ha.  And women besting dwarven sailors?  That I will have to see to believe.  You get back to your post and now!"

Suddenly steel was drawn. "You call Kirok a coward! A fool! You shall see if I am a coward."  He attacked the leader with such ferociousness, that the leader had several cuts upon his arms before three well placed arrows stopped the mad dwarf in his tracks.  He gasped as he lay dying.  "Urtengor's curse upon you.  You shall see and feel the dwarven gods fire upon you as did I and my brother."

Capher sat upon the beam his whiskered face twitched at the knowledge that dissension amongst the ranks have started. So Terra and it seems Haj have put terror into our enemies.

Then again the enemy within struck.  He struck so hard Capher fell off of the beam.  He landed on the floor unnoticed, quivering and shaking.  The battle in his mind was unimaginable as powers were unleashed that man has not seen since the War of the Chosen.  But it was a battle not seen by men, for this battle was a battle between wills.  And Capher was losing.

Capher.



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 24, 2002, 01:58:22 PM
Terra looks down at the weakened magi. "I will not leave you, and neither of us can stay here. We must move on, I will give you support till you are strong enough to move on your own."


'I am grey. I exist between the darkness and the light. None see the world in which I dwell, nor has it been given a name. All but those like me see only the darkness and the light, they do not see the infintesimal band of grey between them. This is where I dwell, and would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on December 24, 2002, 02:23:22 PM
Hajarian grinned at the woman. "Resillance to leaving others behind is both a weakness and strength. Which is it for you?" The magi strugglingly rose to his feat. Putting his hand against the wall for support. "I can walk, it's just most of my energy is sapped. I won't be able to help in the attack for about 12 minutes while I regain my strength." Placing a foot forwards, he stumbled slightly, then regained his composure. "Gah, I left my rod with my other things. Not much, but at least its better than without some support at all! Oh well, I can make it on my own, the wall is good enough." He sighed, and gestured ahead. "Lead the way, dear, I'll keep pace."

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Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 24, 2002, 03:23:22 PM
Terra turns, takes note of each corridor, and says, "Do not let your pride be a weakness. One who is too proud to except the help that is need is a fool. I do not morn the death of fools.", then continues in the direction the were heading.  


'I am grey. I exist between the darkness and the light. None see the world in which I dwell, nor has it been given a name. All but those like me see only the darkness and the light, they do not see the infintesimal band of grey between them. This is where I dwell, and would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on December 24, 2002, 03:33:22 PM
Hajarian laughed softly. "Pride? I am merely acting in the conveniance of time! I can move at a faster pace on my own than hobbling along with my arm around your shoulders for support! If I was a fool, do you expect I would still be alive at 837 years of age?" He grinned softly as he hurriedly made his way along behin Terra. "Now, where are we heading again? To the rudders? I'm sorry if my memory is fading, but, aforementioned 837 years and things begin to slip the mind!"

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Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 24, 2002, 03:48:22 PM
Terra keep moving as Haj speaks, and then she repies without look back, just looking strieght ahead.

"No slight to you, but I have seen fools live longer than they should have, some even proclamed heros for there foolish acts. Many men have died by my blade because of there pride, and others have suffered far worse.

You are correct, but I would rather take another route than those who escaped. They will return by that route, and I would much rather not meet them, but it is a good bet they know where we are going too."


'I am grey. I exist between the darkness and the light. None see the world in which I dwell, nor has it been given a name. All but those like me see only the darkness and the light, they do not see the infintesimal band of grey between them. This is where I dwell, and would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on December 24, 2002, 04:09:22 PM
"True," Hajarian replied to Terra's comment on the life expectancy of fools. "Those dwarves are fine candidates of your statement, aren't they?" He grinned softly. He felt his strength returning, gradually, and was managing to pick up the pace. "And I assume you know another way there, my dear?"

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Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on December 26, 2002, 09:17:22 AM
Koldar and Avour were stumbling through the corridors fending off the group of dwarves - now three healthy one and an angry with a bloody nose from a door that slammed into his face - somewhere behind Terra and the magus. Koldar just dodge another attack from one of the swordswinging bunch when Avour let a shriek of warning. Obviously another group was joining their pursuiters. Obviously getting euphoric about the sudden support two of the dwarves were pressing forward. Koldar distracts the first by a kick against the chin and dodges the sword of the second one. Finally Koldar gets close enough against these sturdy dwarves and so he shatters the hilt of the sword against an astonished dwarf who thought he would finally hit something.
With the second group coming Koldar was in danger to get stuck between two groups of angry dwarves so he tries to reach Avour in time but a first dwarf appears from behind the corner. Koldar hits his sword out of the way and hooks his arm into his elbow and bends it behind the dwarf's back. In one move his sword wraps around the dwarf's throat and Koldar forces the dwarf between himself and the second group using him as a shield. Knowing that their odds were working in favour of the dwarves' Koldar sees no other choice but to even the odds. He removes the sword from the throat and then drives it through the helpless one's rib cage.
Not waiting for the other dwarves' to  climb over this bloody obstacle Koldar grabs Avour's hand and runs with her down the corridor the dwarves close behind.

Quickly they reach the room where Terra and Hajarian where recovering from there fight. "Avour! Door!" Koldar and Avour shut the door and bolt it as good as possible. Koldar sinks down leaning against a wall and allows himself to catch some breath. "What are you waiting for? You should be heading for the rudder room! We can cope with our end of the problems. Try to solve yours!" he adds a bit impatient as he struggles himself back onto the feet.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Capher on December 27, 2002, 04:40:22 AM
Capher battled the enemy within, but it was on the outside that drove the dwarfs running, screaming from the rudder room.  For as Capher battled his unseen enemy his body kept on shifting; bat, pard, shingar, Cartashian bear, that really sent them scattering, but what did the trick was when he shifted into a Chasm Demon.  

Capher finally won the battle whithin and then lay on the floor, as himself.  He opened his eyes and saw that he was alone.  The dwarves had left.  But the enemy within had gained some more ground.

Capher.



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Issabelle on December 27, 2002, 04:51:22 AM
~Issabelle snuck out of the Captain's room with a silent smile... shutting the door quietly behind herself. She lifted the hem of her dress and headed up the stairs... heading to the main deck quietly. As she came into the wind.. her ebony hair billowed  in the wind. She took a deep breath...quiet content with what she had just done... She had to do it... For her safety... not to mention others' safety. She licked her lips lightly as she turned her eyes... looking for someone... anyone honestly.




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Capher on December 28, 2002, 04:39:22 AM
Unger Unger, the second in command, knocks on the Captains door.  All of the preperations above decks had been done and he was ready to report.  He listened to the screams from below decks and smiled.  The Captain will be proud. It sounds like this fight is just about finished.

Unger listened for his Captains reply and recieved none.  He gingerly opened the door and stuck his head in.  The Captain was sitting with his back to him, seemingly staring out the aft windows.  Unger coughed to let him know he was there, still there was no response.

"Captain?" Unger asked.  Still no response.

Unger walked over in front of the Captain. He looked and saw the Captain with his eyes closed.  He assumed he was asleep. How like the Captain to sleep when he knew the outcome of a battle.  He touched the Captain gently upon the shoulder.  The body fell over with a thud upon the wooden deck.  Unger swore and drew his sword; his eyes looking all over for the killer.  He found no one.  What do I do now?  Who killed the Captain?  One of the crew? No, impossible.  But what other explanation could there be?  Their enemies were trapped below decks and the Captain was too good of a fighter to allow himself to be killed easily.  Yet, there is no sign of a struggle, no wound upon his body that I can see. No blood!  What in Urtengor's name happened?

Unger sat down upon another chair and pondered his Captains fate.  He dared not sit in his Captains chair.  Another thought crossed his mind briefly.  I am the Captain now.  What do I do?

Capher.



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 04, 2003, 02:58:22 AM
Koldar heard the dwarves bash against the door to break it but luckily it proved more sturdy than it looked like and so the door hold the first strokes when suddenly the other side of the door turned all quiet. He put his ear against the door to listen. 'Was this a trap? Were they trying to use a different way?' He heared severalvoices talking quick and loud with each other obviously argueing. Koldar was not sure but he thought that he heard the word 'demon' once or twice.
Taking it as a good sign he just shrugs at the others. "No idea what they're doing. Let's go and take this as a good sign. The rudder room must be just one stair down, I guess."

Quickly he runs down the corriodor and down a stair only to find the door to the rudder room being open and no sign of any trap anywhere. "What is this?" he muttered as he carefully neared the open door and took a careful look at the room but none was there... except Capher.

Quickly he enters and runs to the old man  seeing that his eyes are open. He seems exhausted but well.
"Can it be that you were the demon that make some trouble down here. We have seen no dwarf anywhere near this section of the ship and the ones behind us disappeared as well. I hope you're fine?"

Koldar offers a hand to Capher.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Capher on January 04, 2003, 03:19:22 AM
Capher looked up into Koldar's smiling, yet war battled face.  He took the offered arm, stood up a little bit shakily and replied to Koldars question. "Demons? No I do not recall seeing any demons. I came in here as a dune mouse and chewed through the rudder rope.  After that... I am not certain.  I must have blacked out for the next thing I remember is your smiling face looking down at me.  How do we fare, my friend?"

Capher.



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Issabelle on January 04, 2003, 03:30:22 AM
~She had successfully come upon this ship... unseen... so it was no surprise that she was able to easily make her way around... Even in the madness and crazyness of everything going on. She never flinched.. she had an uncanny, almost frightening calmness as she walked. Her hands rested above her arse... folded together neatly above her gown, long Ebony hair tumbling down the smooth fabric. When she walked, her chin remained a little high... she hid a grin... it would only be known to her... how easy it was to deal with the captain. He didnt have a clue what hit him... even as he died he wouldnt have known.~

~She went unnoticed as ussual as she came up behind Koldar slowly... She heard little of what was said between Capher and Koldar...~

blacked out for the next thing I remember is your smiling face looking down at me. How do we fare, my friend?"

~she rose a brow and coughed lightly.... looking to Koldar...~

M'lord... I beseech thee.... a word please?

~she didnt get too close... for their comfort....for her own. She wouldnt invade their personal space. She could smell Koldar, and distinguish between Capher and Koldar's scent... which was how she found, and came upon the man in the first place... But to the men, how she found them most likely would be a mistery.... Just one more to add to the book of misteries regarding Issabelle.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 06, 2003, 08:30:22 AM
Slowly Talia gets uneasy waiting for the coming of the captain in the kitchen with the cook, who looks darker with every minute passing. Two shifts of dwarves have already come in to get their soup - after the ship had listed to the right and the kettle with the precious soup nearly had fallen down -  but somehow now the next group which is due to get its meal is not coming. Something is wrong and things don‘t  work out like Talia had hoped they would. The captain didn‘t come to see her, she had really thought that he had shown interest in her - obviously not enough. And then the dwarves were not coming to eat this damn soup. And she had already made up a plan how the magi could use the indisposition of the dwarves to threaten them into doing what her group wanted to do them. So she decides to leave and gets up - slowly not to frighten the cook - and moves to the door .

"Unfortunately I have to leave your hospitality. The captain seems to be busy elsewhere. Have a nice time, and thanks for the lovely food!“

With a grin she slips out of the kitchen, not before making sure that nobody is outside. A last nod to the cook and Talia is standing on the corridor. And has no idea where to go. She doesn‘t know anything about the ship, nor what her friends had in mind doing. This shaking of the ship might be caused by them, but she has no idea, from where it originated. she loosens the knives in her sleeves and her dagger on her waist - her sword with its considerable length is no use here in the small corridors.

The silence is strange, where are the dwarves? Talia decides to go back to the cabins and have a look there. On her way she finds some dead dwarves, obviously killed by her comrades. She finds nobody in the cabins and returns to the dead dwarves hoping that they could show her the way her friends have taken. Walking along a corridor she ends at a stair leading farther down. And hates the idea of going even deeper into the belly of the ship. If she only knew that her friends are down there!

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/5/03 11:31:53 pm


Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 06, 2003, 08:40:22 AM
The Sorceror asks if she knows another route to the Rudder Room. Terra continuse moving aft as she responds.

"I am afraid I am not femilior to this type of ships layout."

Terra could here a groups approch from the direction they had come. Terra leads the sorceror through some sort of door, and gets a short distence down the corrador then she hears men running down the corridor the way they had come, and two out ahead of them.

"Well it seems the counter attack is coming. Take the lead, unless you are strong enough to help fight them if need be. I will go back and try to bar that door somehow."

As Terra turns to head to the door, dagger at the ready, she sees Avour and Koldar followed by a large group of Dwarves. Before Terra could reach them they had already passed though the door and closed it. Then Koldar asks what they are doing there.

Terra simply replies, "That is what we are doing.".

Then the dwarves began pounding on the door, but then hurried voices could be heared though the door, followed by silence. Terra follows Koldar as he runns to the rudder room.

They find the rudder room empty except for a slightly disoriented Capher.


'I am grey. I exist between the darkness and the light. None see the world in which I dwell, nor has it been given a name. All but those like me see only the darkness and the light, they do not see the infintesimal band of grey between them. This is where I dwell, and would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Capher on January 06, 2003, 11:53:22 PM
Capher looked at his friends file into the rudder room.  Even the strange lady passenger had come in and was trying to get Koldar's attention.  Capher nodded his head toward her. "Koldar my friend it seems you are wanted.  I shall go say hi to the rest of our comrades while you talk with her."

He hugged Avour tightly, whispered into her ear. "How does Avour like adventure now?"  He then detached himself before she had a chance to answer him and walked up to Terra and Haj.  "Terra I would give you a hug, but I fear that would be uncomfortable to you, so instead I offer my hand."  Capher reached out his right hand.

"To you Haj, though we hardly know each other. I thank you for helping my friends."  Capher clasped Haj on the shoulder with his left hand.   He looked around.  "But I do not see Talia.  Where is Talia?  I hope she is ok?  Do we still have dwarves to consider or have they all been taken care of, at least down here below?"  Capher asked with a twinkle in his green eyes

Capher.



Title: Re: Some really bad off dwarves!!!
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 07, 2003, 05:35:22 AM
Koldar keeps smiling happy  that capher seems alright so far. But he doesn't remember anything? Koldar was not sure if this means that Capher is alright at all or just his exhaustion. Something scared of any resistance that might have been here and Koldar was damn sure that no other shapshifter was around to do that!

"Well, we're here my friend, and as far as I can tell none beside Talia and the other woman is missing. They're currently on their own though these dwarves are certainly behaving strange at the moment. We thought we might get our hands on the captain from here."

Koldar just wanted to add something but Capher makes him aware of the newcomers and seems satisfied with the current state of things. Koldar is a bit surprised where she had appeared now, he had no clue where she or Talia has been going.

"Ok, so only Talia is missing." Koldar mutters and directed to Issabelle. "Yes? You don't -by any chance - have seen another one of our party, the blackhaired woman, have you?"

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 07, 2003, 04:15:22 PM
Terra sheaths her dagger, excepts Caphers out stretched hand, and something about him catches her attantion. A small thing almost all would have overlooked. She speeks to him in a low tone so only he could hear.

"I do appreciate your descresion in this manner, though not for the reasons you think... Are you sure you are alright. You seem differenent somehow,  I do not know how to describe it. You seem... Darker, as if a shadow has touched you inside. I am not sure if this makes sence to you."

Terra places her other hand on his sholder.

"If you ever wish to talk about it. I will listen."


'I am grey. I exist between the darkness and the light. None see the world in which I dwell, nor has it been given a name. All but those like me see only the darkness and the light, they do not see the infintesimal band of grey between them. This is where I dwell, and would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on January 08, 2003, 12:38:22 AM
~Issabelle watched Koldar silently before shaking her head. Her eyes wandered slightly towards Capher... he looked ill, tired if nothing more... she tilted her head slightly before pulling her eyes from Capher and replacing them with Koldar.~

Nay, I havent been... paying attention so to say... But I have seen something that would possibly interest thee...

~She stepped towards Koldar... Taking his arm and turning him with her, away from Capher and the others who could possibly hear....~

I watched the Captain of this ship die...

~she whispered lightly as she smiled.... waiting to see his reaction....~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on January 08, 2003, 03:12:22 AM
Capher replied to Terra. "Darker? I am not sure what you mean? I am tired and dirty and wish to get off this blasted ship! As I am sure all of us do."

Capher turns to Haj.  Haj I have had enough of this place, why don't you just blast a hole through the roof, incinerate these fools and lets be gone!  Yes, incinerate, that I would like to see."  Capher almost laughed with glee at the thought.  "No! I did not mean that.  We should try and find a way to the topside.  I recall something about climbing out the porthole and up the sides.  Well this room has more than a porthole.  Look," Capher opens up a small door at the aft of the ship where the rudder ropes ran up and down, outside of the door all could see the expanse of the blue ocean,  "This is much larger than a porthole.  What do you think?  But first we must find Talia.  I pray she has not been injured or worse captured!
"

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on January 09, 2003, 04:21:22 AM
Koldar needed a few seconds before the words of this mysterious woman dig in. Koldar's eyebrows narrow as he considers what that actually means, he wants to ask her how she could possibly know but then scowls as he see her smile. Is that supposed some kind of gift or something?
He ponders a few moments about the situation and then a bit stressed asks.

"Fine. To the Netherworld to that bastard! But does that change what the rest of the crew wants to do to us? Esspecially since I don't suppose the captain's death was an accident?"

Koldar's is attention is drawn to the others as Capher utters a totally unusual emotional outbreak. He was the one that was against violence in the first place and now suggests such violence? The nerves of the monk must have been more stressed than Koldar thought, it certainly does not fit his personality.

"I think, we should climb outside the ship and try to get our hands on some... officers." he looks at Issa. "Don't know but when Talia is captured our best chance is to force her release rather than bash her out. Or do you suggest we swim?" he smiles driely.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on January 09, 2003, 04:38:22 AM
Fine. To the Netherworld to that bastard! But does that change what the rest of the crew wants to do to us? Esspecially since I don't suppose the captain's death was an accident?"

~Issabelle watched Koldar a moment before chuckling....~

Nay... twas an accident im sure...I know This person had naught to do with it...

~she smiled softly... it was true.. Her Person had nothing to do with it.... another form of her may have... but this one didnt. She looked to Capher who suddenly seemed.... suddenly... out of it... a slim brown raising before again she looked to Koldar.~

Just because I saw him die... doesnt mean I caused it....

~she left it at that... she didnt want to lie... but she wasnt willing to give too much up either.~

I think.... Without the sheapard, the sheep may scatter... May... I am not sure

~she shrugged slightly as she watched him silently....~


think, we should climb outside the ship and try to get our hands on some... officers. Don't know but when Talia is captured our best chance is to force her release rather than bash her out. Or do you suggest we swim?"


She is going to be caught.... Did I miss something?




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on January 12, 2003, 02:47:22 PM
Smiling from ear to ear as she catches her breath. Her already huge smile gets even larger when she realises that she is actually having an adventure now. When she looks at the strange lady who smelt like Capher her smile was wiped clean off her face.

Cowering Avour skitters in behind Capher and looks over his shoulder at the lady. Taking a strong sniff of Caphers sent she points her nose towards Bella and then snifs her.

"Same smell. Like male deer and female deer. But different from Koldar-kin and Terra-kin. Yet Human-kin smell the same, capher-kin different smell. She smell like capher-kin" She whispers in Caphers ear hoping that he would hear her

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you” – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister...
(My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on January 14, 2003, 01:12:22 AM
Capher turned his head and out of the corner of his eye, looked at Avour.  "Who smells like me, Avour?  The lady passenger?  Are you sure?" Capher asks intrigued.

He looked closely at the lady and searched his memory. No, I have never seen this woman before.  Why would Avour say she smells like me? Very curious.

Inside of Caphers head another being was also questioning the same and wondering if the knowledge could be used to his advantage.

"We must find Talia!" Capher said after some time had elapsed.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on January 14, 2003, 09:25:22 AM
"Who smells like me, Avour? The lady passenger? Are you sure?" Avour nods and tries to think of a way to better explain herself cussing as best she can at herself that she can't express herself.

When Capher mentions Talia, Avour realises that she's been missing Talia and her eyes lighten and she forgets about the strange lady who seems to be around them. "Talia-kin!!" Avour says worried knowing that their situation is some what dangerous, and starts to fear for Talia, her face showing her emotions better than she could ever explain

“You’d be lost if I wasn’t here to annoy you” – Little Sister speaking to Big Sister...
(My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on January 15, 2003, 01:17:22 AM
~Tawny eyes fell upon the little thing that kept calling her Capher-kin. It was all Issabelle could do to keep from strangling the rodent. She clenched her jaw... if that thing blew her cover... a Slight growl played in her throat... aching to escape. Her hands, rested at her side, fingers clenching her clothing as she took a slow breath...~

I have naught a clue what your friend speaks of....

~she hissed slightly as she turned her eyes from Avour to Capher...~

But whatever it be... She is truely Mistaken... I know noone by the name of Capher... and I am quiet sure... She knows naught who... My Kin are....

~she licked her lips slowly as she watched the two... letting her hands slide behind her back, clenching tightly in annoyance...~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on January 15, 2003, 01:24:22 AM
Hajarian looked from Avour, Issa, and Capher, noting Avour's comment on the similar "smell" of the two. He rubbed his chin with his hand, as he continued to feel the waves of power rolling from both. Similar waves of power. He spoke:

"It is more than just... smell.... that is similar about these two." he said, quietly, keeping his face low but retaining his crimson gaze to the three individuals.

Maybe their secret will be revealed to me shortly....



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 15, 2003, 01:57:22 PM
"Issa, I believe you misunderstand her. For some reason when she refers to each of us she adds "Kin" to our names, I do not understand why.

The mistory here is that there is now three of us that sence a simularity between you and Capher each in our own way I am sure. It would appear Avour has a rather good sence of smell and smell the simularity, I observe actions and nature vary well and in this way I sence the simularity, and now Haj sences it as well. I do believe there is something to this, it is too great a coincidence for it to be otherwise."

Terra looks to each person in the room in turn.

"This mistory must wait, for now finding Talia should be our priority as Capher has pointed out."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on January 16, 2003, 01:56:22 AM
"Yes I agree.  Our first priority should be to find Talia.  I just hope she has not been captured."

Capher then looked out the rudder room's door, seeing no one, he took the lead to try and find Talia.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 16, 2003, 09:07:22 PM
Talia stands at the top of the staircase and can't decide, what to do, a very rare situation in her normal life. She hears some dwarves running around the lower deck, but then it is suspiciously silent downstairs.

If I only knew, where they are! I don't want to go deeper in this ships belly, if it is not necessary!

Talia draws her dagger and goes silently and slowly down the stairs, not making a single noise.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on January 17, 2003, 12:03:22 AM
Capher went down the passageway, pausing every few minutes, listening for sounds.  He heard nothing.  He continued across the passage way till he came to the stairs leading up to the next deck.  He stopped.  Motioning to Terra, whom he thought was behind him,  he whispered into her ear. "I think there is someone on the stairs, but my eyesight cannot see who it is. And the damn dwarves put out all of the lanterns.  Maybe since you are armed it would be best if you took the lead."  

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 19, 2003, 09:00:22 AM
Terra does not hesitate in taking the lead, he dagger coming gracefully to the ready as she starts to creep cauciously up the stairs.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Under Deck
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 19, 2003, 09:43:22 AM
Something is suddenly down there, approaching. It is dark, and Talia coming from upstairs with at least a faint light in her back, can´t see anything. But unnamed senses tell her that she is not longer alone.

Who could this be? Are dwarves able to be this noiseless?

Talia stops, and her hand searches for some of her stones she carries with her sling. And throws them down so they may hit at the bottom of the stairs, either the one down there or at least the floor, making some noise away from her, and causing maybe a reaction.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on January 19, 2003, 04:27:22 PM
Hajarian walked slowly behind the others as they made their way down the passageway, making no attempt at speach. It was dark, yes, and he was beginning to wonder why no one had asked him to provide a light source. He was a fire magi after all. A simple light was only but a novice's task.

His attention was drawn to the stairs as he heard a noise. Some solid objects crashing upon the bottom. He looked up towards the top, barely making out a shape with his elven eyes.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on January 21, 2003, 01:07:22 AM
Capher gladly stepped aside to let Terra take the lead.  It never occured to him to ask Haj to make a light source.  His mind was too busy trying to sort out the puzzles and questions that had arisen; why did Terra think he had changed?  Who was Issa, and why did Avour act so strangely around her?  Who was Haj, and what was his purpose?  Surely Seyella has some interesting "bed fellows" in this group, but he usually could figure out why Seyella sent those she sent in his travels, but his mind, was not...

His thoughts were interrupted by some small stones that had suddenly been thrown down the stairs.  One of them hit his shoulder.  He winced in pain and then suddenly without reason he became enraged.  He shifted into a Chasm demon, roared and began stomping up the stairs.  His claws tore up the sides of the stairway.  He found a human female standing there, suddenly he stopped, he looked down at her.  His features contorted as if it were fighting itself, but it did not touch the human.  Then it spoke. "Talia?"   Then as suddenly as it had appeared, the demon disappeared and Capher stood there,a dumbfounded look upon his face.  He looked old, his face ashen, his eyes sunken in and dark circles beneath his face.  "Talia...how?" he asked.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on January 21, 2003, 05:28:22 AM
~Issabelle listened silently to their explainations about avour... it did not make her feel any better. She narrowed her eyes as they had turned their backs on her... And she followed them quietly. Temptation to destroy those who may figure out what she was, was strong... but she ignored it. Her eyes never left Capher... watching him...cautiously...trying to decipher anything that may link him to her...~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on January 21, 2003, 10:22:22 AM
occ - did issa not notice Caphers change..?

Avour walking closely behind Terra like a shaddow started to smile as she could smell Talia closer, before she had a chance to say anything Terra had walked in front of Capher taking lead. She heard something passing through the air and then stood in fright as she saw Capher change form. Her eyes wide open when she realised that it was heading in the same direction as Talia's sent.

Giving out a slight yelp as she realised that the Capher-like creature was running towards Talia in an attacking way. Avour started after Capher, stopping dead in her tracks when the creature turned back in to Capher. With a cafeul glace towards Capher, Avour looked at Talie and threw her arms around her hugging her tightly. "Talia-kin!" She said excitedly. "Avour-kin having adventure!!!" She continued and kept hugging Talia about the chest.


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Issabelle on January 22, 2003, 12:48:22 AM
**OOC I was planning on letting others React to the shift, before she did. I may need to judge her reaction on theirs... But I guess I could go ahead and react.

~Issabelles eyes glistened as she saw Capher... shift. She stepped back slightly, dumbfounded as to what she should think. He did it so freely.... she was unsure whether she should consider that stupid... or whether he knew what he was doing. Who was this man... Could he be her long lost brother..... She shook her head slightly in disbelief and turned to go back to her quarters before she did something stupid.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 22, 2003, 07:51:22 PM
Talia is stunned. That isn't the reaction she had anticipated when throwing the stones. A creature so terrible she had never expected to exist stamps up the stairs towards her.But before she realizes  her only way to escape - diving under its arms and just darting down the stairs in whatever she might await there, it couldn't be more terrifying than THAT - this creature calls here name , and shifts back to Capher. Talia knows about Caphers ability to shapeshift, he saved them from Bium this way, what was a very interesting episode, but she wouldn't have expected such a creature. And then she hears Caphers voice call her name. Still paralised she stands there and stares through the darkness as someone passes the figure before her and hugs her!
"Talia-kin!" this person says excitedly. "Avour-kin having adventure!!!"  
"Avour!" Talia replies, hugging her so tight, that  the poor girl must suffocate. "Oh my Avour, how glad I am to see you!"and adding laughing with a sigh:"How glad i am to feel you!"

"Oh, by the glare of Foiros, isn't there any light?"she asks in the darkness with a still slightly trembling voice.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on January 23, 2003, 05:04:22 AM
Hajarian's crimson elven eyes widened as he clearly caught sight of Capher's shifting, and he immediantly muttered in exclamation: "Chasm demon!" He was stunned for a few moments... this Capher was more and more proving to the magi's suspicions. There are no others besides shapeshifting dragons that can shapeshift... besides other magi such as myself.... but there was no spell in that action.... could my hypothesis be true? Is this no man, but dragon? He slowly follwed up the stairs after Capher, never taking his eyes off the 'demon'. His doubts about the shift were totally dispelled as Capher shifted back to human form.

He stopped halfway up the stairs and looked straight up at the man, his eyebrows furrowing lightly. Your secret won't be a mystery for too much longer.... His thoughts were interupted as he heard a shout:

"Oh, by the glare of Foiros, isn't there any light?" It was Talia's voice. Hajarian titled his head down slightly with a grin on his face. Holding up his hand, palm up, he willed light unto the hand, causing it to light up with bright rays of radiance. Instantly, the stairways and nearest places were bathed in the light of his hand.

"As you command." the mage stated with a slight grin, his eyes peering up at Talia.

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 23, 2003, 03:30:22 PM
As Terra moves up the stairs she suddenly feels something brush by her hair. Stopping for only a moment she sees something moving quickly toward her in the dim light. She stikes at to with her dagger, a matallic ring sounds out as the blade impacts on the object, diverting it from its path towards her head. Terra hears some sort of a beast roar behind her, with only a glance she sees the thing coming up the stairs behind her. She quickly goes to one knee ducking beneath the beasts arm.

As suddenly as the beast appeared it turned back to Capher. Terra rose and only wonder if Capher understood now what she was trying to tell him earlier.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on January 24, 2003, 02:57:22 AM
The suddeness of light filling the stairway made Capher's eyes blink.  He slowly focused and realized that everyone, his friends, were there; Talia, Terra, Koldar and Avour was hugging Talia as if she would never let go.  Even the ice mage Haj, who had created the light. The strange woman, Issa, had her back turned and looked liked she wanted to walk away.  All of it warmed his heart.  It made Capher smile.  He saw Terra standing there looking strange at him, as did all of the rest.  He looked at himself. "What? Why are you all looking at me like that?"

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 30, 2003, 07:09:22 AM
Suddenly there is light, a voice saying: "As you command!"

The mage whom they met only - was it today, was it yesterday? - has used his magic skill to lighten up the area where they are standing, just by holding up his hand. Talia looks pleased at him, though she has a strange feeling seeing the light coming out of his hand - somehow.

Seems to be nice, this guy, despite his sinister look, and his abilities which I don't know and therefor fear.

But Capher, still standing before her troubles her more. He seems not to know, to what he had transformed just now. The change to Biums mate was quite funny, but this?Deep in her heart Talia is still terrified. She likes Capher very much, and her feelings misguided her never before. Probably he is not a human by birth, but that shouldn't make a difference.

Softly she loosens her grip of Avour - and Avours - and turns to fully to Capher.

"Capher you just changed into a  Demon, it was a terrible sight, but you stopped just in front of me, calling my name, before you changed back."

And hesitating a bit, she asks: "Are you ok?"



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on January 31, 2003, 02:54:22 AM
"I changed into a demon?  Are you sure, Talia?  It is not that I am doubting your word, its just not me. And more troubling is that I do not recall doing so, if I did."  He looked around at the others and asked. "Is what Talia said true?"

Capher's mind was in a whirl; Yes I shapeshift, but I would never, have never shifted into a shape that would be considered evil.  Dangerous, like a Cartashian bear, but evil, never... and yet I have never known Talia to lie, or tell tales.  So I must have.  I shape shifted into a demon.  But why?"

Capher's face became ashen and a very concerned look came over his face.  He looked at Talia.  "This is very troubling.  I am concerned about these events.  You are the second or maybe third who has asked me if I am ok?  I think Terra was the first or was it Haj and then Terra, I am not sure.  But now you ask me.  Terra said she noticed a darkness of my soul.  I passed it off as being tired and weary.  

We have battled many a foe, gone through many adventures, some to last a lifetime, yet we have such a long way to go yet.  Milkengrad is our next destination.  Then onto the Tandala Mountains.  There deep inside I hope to find Kuriks Anvil.  However if I continue to act strangely, even dangerously to the group, then you must tell me.  I may have to do something, what, I am not sure, right now.  But I will not endanger your lives.  By me.  It is still your decision whether or not you come with me.  This task I must do.  You are not obligated.  I will pay you for services rendered and then if you feel that you have helped me enough, you may go your way. I have already put you in much danger as it is.  And I am afraid that, it has only been the tip of the iceberg.  I will hold no ill will toward anyone who wants to leave.  I have come to know...and love you all."

Capher then became silent, lost in his thoughts.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 31, 2003, 05:18:22 AM
Talia looks at Capher, who is standing before her, his face ashen and very worried.

Putting a hand on his shoulder she says to him:

"You didn't harm me, Capher, this demon stopped in front of me , said my name and then you changed back to your human form. Don't worry now. I for my part won't leave you."

And then her humour is back, despite the weird situation and she adds grinning:

"Well, it is not so easy to leave you now, where should we go on this ship full of furious dwarves? You have to bring us out here first!" and she turns to the others: " Maybe we should hold our little conference elsewhere and change the theme to a more urgent one?Btw, could any of you tell me what has happened meanwhile? I for my part was in the kitchen and improved the dwarves meal."

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on February 01, 2003, 01:45:22 AM
Dwarves The dwarves ran out of the rudder room, they ran into their fellow dwarves and told them what had happened.  Several of the dwarves told them about the ones that did not survive and pointed out their dead and mangled bodies.  They all were in the cooks cabin.  The cook served them as they discussed what they should do next.

"Aye lads, the Captain sure played us for fools.  Locking us down here with these humans or demons or whatever..." The cook said as he spooned out their food.

"True, but what do we do now?  We have tried to go above board but the captain has the doors bolted shut.  We have shouted and yelled for help, but no help comes.  Has the Captain sealed our fate, that's what me mates want to know?  Master cook you know him well, has he done this to us?"

Suddenly some dwarves burst in.  They were all doubled over and groaning. "Uhg, cook what have you done?  Our insides feel like the forges of Urtengor."  One of them starting farting and the smell wafted up and stung their eyes.

"Oooh, Phichor, get your but out of here."

"I am sorry, ooh, I feel sick."  And he threw up right there.  Then the others started feeling the same.  Many started farting, and then they started throwing up.

The Cook replied. "I have done nothing! It must be that mage. Though that woman in here was awfully suspicious.  I wonder.  He had not eaten yet, so he carefully sipped some of the soup.  He did not taste anything different, except that it tasted better than any soup he had made.  He was quite proud of himself.  He then repeated. "My soup is good. It must have been the mage."

Then they all cried out. "We are cursed!  We are cursed!" Some yelled running out of the galley, throwing up, and farting. They ran up the stairs to the top of the ship and began pounding on the door.  "Let us out! let us out! We are cursed! We are cursed!"

The sickness tore at their stomaches so bad that some took their daggars out and started to chop away at the wooden door in the vain hope that once they got out the curse would stop.

Outside, the men who were guarding the door heard the yells and began shouting.  "It sounds like our mates, what do we do?" they began asking each other.

"Go get the Captain!" Someone yelled.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on February 01, 2003, 01:54:22 AM
"You didn't harm me, Capher, this demon stopped in front of me , said my name and then you changed back to your human form. Don't worry now. I for my part won't leave you."

Capher thought upon her words. Why do I not remember? And why did I change in the first place.

"Talia, thank you for your vote of confidence, but I am still concerned.  Why did I change in the first place?  Oh, well it is over for now.  Now what did you mean when you said you improved the dwarves's meal?"

Suddenly Capher heard yelling and screaming coming from above them.  He looked around and said. "I think we should prepare ourselves for round three."

But no dwarves showed up.  In fact the yelling and screaming turned into what sounded like someone vomiting after too much drink.  And then the smell wafted down the passageway.  Capher's sensitive nose wrinkled in disgust.  He looked wide eyed at Talia.  "What did you do to their meals?"

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 01, 2003, 09:36:22 AM
"Nothing dangerous, I just added a laxative powder to their meal. You know, I'm not a healer, but every Shendar knows the basics of how to use common herbs. And this one is luckily cheap and quite effective, normally you use it as sun protection mixed with oil, the laxative effect is only secondary...it will last for two hours or so and then fade away. In these two hours we have to find a solution. Well, I thought" and with these words Talia addresses the mage, " I thought we could say, that you enchanted them, you will take it away in about two hours, but you can cast this spell again every time you want to. This way we can put pressure on them to do what we want. Would this work? What do you think?And how should we tell them, that you are the cause of their suffering?"



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 02, 2003, 04:21:22 PM
Terra listens intently to Talia and Caphers keeping an eye on Capher, then speaks her mind.

"Capher what she says is true. However it is also true that it is not a topic for this place and time. Rest asured I will see you to Milkengrad, and there we will need to talk.

I also think it a bad idea to go all the way to Milkengrad with these dwarves. We should have them drop us a the nearest port clear of Strata, from there we can get a more trustworthy ship, or travel by land.

Lets return to the rudder room and plan our next move."

Terra turns and decends the stairs retuning to the rudder room, taking a quick glance a Capher as she goes.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on February 04, 2003, 01:32:22 AM
Capher nods his ok to Terra.  "Well lets go to the rudder room." Haj leads the way with the light still in his hands, Terra follows him and Capher waves Talia and Avour ahead of him.  Koldar follows behind to watch our backs.  Where Issa went is anyone's guess.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on February 09, 2003, 04:18:22 PM
Hajarian turned his gaze to Talia, as he began to head back to the rudder room. "For telling them about this curse that I supposedly placed on them, I could always summon up a familiar messenger to inform them. Should they decide to attack it, though in their current condition they don't seem very battle worthy, the loss would be of no concern to us." Turning his crimson gaze back to the front, he quickly leads the group down the barely lit corridors, back to the rudder room, his light the only thing keeping them all out of complete darkness.

"Capher," the mage asked quietly after a few moments, "tell me, how is it that you perform these shifts of yours? The only ones whom I know to be able to do such feats are Magi and Shapeshifting Dragons. And I have seen nor felt no sort of spell come from you to show that you are casting shifting magic. Please, inform me as to how you do it so naturally." In the darkness, one could not see the slight grin that appeared across the magi's face.

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on February 11, 2003, 01:18:22 AM
As we walked to the rudder room, Haj askes Capher how he can shapeshift.  Capher thinks a moment and replies.  "I have been able to shapeshift ever since I can remember.  It comes naturally to me.  How I do not know and normally I do not do it unless I am in danger or want to go about unseen.  This shapeshifting to a demon though, that I have never done before, at least not that I can remember.  That concerns me.  As far as a magi or dragon.  I have never studied magic, though I somehow know some and I have not seen a dragon in a very long long time."

Capher told Haj the truth.  He never did study magic, he did not need to.Magic to him was as natural as breathing air.  And the last time he saw a dragon was hundred of centuries ago, during the Dragon Storm and of course when he saw thousands of dragons die during the year of darkness.  That was a terrible price to pay.  His family had died during that year.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 11, 2003, 06:36:22 PM
Slowly it hits Talia what the ice elf had said: There are only two possibilities to shapeshift: Either you are a strong mage, or a dragon.
But Capher never behaved like Talia thought mages would do. He shapeshifted, yes, but he did never perform other magic things, like Haj did f.e. with the light.

The only other possibility left: Capher a shapeshifting dragon? I took him always for a human, though I never knew it. I kissed him on his cheek in that inn!! Did I kiss a DRAGON???But he is nice and caring! I thought dragons care only about themselves. And I like him very much, darn, what a tohu wabohu! Maybe I have to learn, that the others are not what they seem to be as well!

With a short glance Talia looks a all her friends, pondering, if there might wait other surprises.

Her thoughts are interrupted by Caphers answer: Magic is natural to him and he never saw a dragon for a long time.
"I never saw a dragon for a long time" - so he did see some already, well, Koldar said he did too.

With a deep sigh she puts the troubling questions aside and concentrates on the present.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on February 11, 2003, 11:01:22 PM
Koldar gives Talia a short but strong hug not hiding his happiness to see her well and free, however he notices that his hand closes firmer around the hilt as he watches Capher.
Koldar notices some change in behaviour, not necessarily something you might lay your hand on but there was definetely something dangerous lurking in the truthful and polite mask of Capher as Koldar had get to know him. The knight utterly hoped that his tired mind was only playing tricks with him or Capher might be as stressed as he is, but still an uneasy remained.

When they return to the rudder room Koldar addresses Terra, happy to occupy his mind with more important issues.

"I don't know but I think it is time to seek the Captain. With half his crew 'cursed' and the other half being on deck it might be easy to persuade them that they brought great danger upon their poor souls for attacking us. When we're quick, and very lucky, we might get out of here."

Koldar ponders a moment remembering the old maps of Santharia and the geography of the southern part he he had to study as he was an apprentice.

"I guess the closest port north would be Varcopas though Chyllkis or even Elving would be better as it saves us several weeks we'd have to travel around the Aetryam Sea to reach Sanguia but first things first.
Let's persuade this treacherous captain that he better leave us offboard or he'll end in a even more serious mess!"

In the rudder room Koldar drops his coat and checks the two windows that lead the rudder ropes on the outside of the ship. Lurking through one he looks if there's some easy way to climb the board wall and groans a bit about the two peds fall that would lead to sealevel.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on February 12, 2003, 03:08:22 AM
Capher silently said a prayer, thankful that Koldar, though beaten up and weary, was back in control again.  Capher walked off to the side, sat down and lowered his head.  His brows furrowed as he concentrated on all that had been said and done. Am I losing my mind?  Has my age finally caught up with me? Why are my friends saying such things and looking at me, as if I were a stranger?  Could this Mage be the reason?  Capher looked up and peered at Haj.

Capher tried to recall if he had ever met the man.  He had not. He pulled out his journal and wrote in it.Master I am troubled. I need your wisdom and guidance. I am shapeshifting without knowing why and I shapeshift into beings I would not knowingly shapeshift into. I need your assistance.

Capher waited for the reply.  Usually the reply was immediate but this time there was no reply.  Nothing! The page remained blank.  Capher stroked his forehead his mind filled with questions and concerns but no answer came.  He sighed a deep sigh.  His shoulders drooped and he felt so old...Maybe it is my time? he thought.

Capher.

Edited by: Capher at: 2/11/03 6:12:49 pm


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 15, 2003, 03:29:22 AM
They are back in the rudder room, where the others have already been and obviously have cut the ropes . Is the ship now unable to find its way, Talia wonders.
Koldar is looking out a small window, searching for a way to get to the captains cabin. Talia squeezes herself  next to him to take a look out. Sdoesn‘t know what to do right now , climbing out of the window, hanging somehow on the outside of the ship, the vastness of the water below is not to her liking. And she fears for Koldar.
Talia looks at the others to see, if they have a solution to their problem, if they think that this climbing up there has to be done. Everybody is hesitating. Capher sits in a corner, writing something in a book and looks somehow devastated. So Talia crosses the room to sit next to him. He looks old. And somehow desperate. Has all this talking about him being different affected him so greatly, probably this transformation into a demon. He seemed quite shocked about himself. But though Talia is aware , that in principle a totally stranger sits next to her, whose true form she doesn‘t know and whose inner strifle she is feeling, she nevertheless doesn‘t have the impression to be in danger. So she puts her arm around his shoulder, trying to comfort him:

„Capher, you didn‘t hurt me. There is something strong in you which will not allow this strange other in your inner to succeed. Have faith in yourself,be reassured, that we won‘t leave you alone. Fight with whatever it is. I trust you, though I don‘t know who you are nor what you are.“

Talia moves around to sit in front of him, now being able to look into his face. And taking  his hands in hers she continues:

„Capher, look at me, we are with you, and we need you, so don‘t give in, but be strong!  And we will give you all the strength we have!“

And she puts her arms around him like around a weary child and hugs him tightly.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 15, 2003, 02:36:22 PM
Koldar adresses Terra stating that it is time to seekout the captain, and tells her a few of the closest ports. Terra responds, "Just find me a way up there, I will convince our cowardly captain that we are not worth the trouble, and more worth letting us go in peace. I will discuss the possiblities with Capher, it will depend on how urgent his business is in Milkengrad is, and how much risk he is willing to bare.", then walks toward Capher as Talia gets up and goes towards Koldar, and Terra thinks to herself, 'I find it quite interesting that Talia is so drawn to Koldar, and he so deeply connected to that thief in Strata.', a small wisp of a smile crosses her face, 'I kind of like her.'.

Terra kneels down beside Capher, and puts a reasuring hand on his shoulder, then speaks in her normal cool mannor. "Leave what has happend to the past for now, we need to make a descission. Koldar tells me that the port at Varcopas is closest, but the ports at Chyllkis or Elving, will save weeks of travel by land. This should be decided before the captain is confronted, it is far easier to get what you want form the unwilling when you know exactly what you want. As I do not know the urgency of any business you may have in Milkengrad, it is your descission to make."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on February 18, 2003, 02:23:22 AM
Capher looked up at Talia's touch.  Tears flowed down his face as he heard her speak. such gentleness, such love, such faith, Oh, that there were more like her. he thought.  Then Talia took his hands and looked into his eyes.  She told him many things but the one thing that rang out was that even though she did not know who or what he was she would stand by him.  That was all he needed.  He straightened himself and looked into her.  "Someday Talia I will tell you all about myself.  Someday if Ava wills I will be granted my greatest wish.  But for now, just to know I have friends, such as yourself, to stand by and with me.  Gives me strength to go on.  I told you at the beginning that this adventure would be a hard one.  That one or even more of us may be maimed or killed.  We only have completed a third of our mission.  We must go on and... Thanks Talia.  Your wisdom far exceeds your years."

Capher gently kissed Talia on the right cheek.  Then Terra comes and tells him their situation and that he must make a decision.  Capher looked up at Terra, put a hand upon Talia's shoulder and gave it a gentle squeeze. He rose.  His features changed and once again Capher was himself, at least for the time being, and replied. "Terra our mission is of the utttermost importance.  The closer we can sail to Milkengrad the better."

Capher looked at Koldar.  He walked over and peered out the opening. "I believe Koldar we have one in our entourage that can climb this, Avour.  She can climb anything and she is the right size to get out of this small opening and up to the upper deck.  If we give her a rope, tied in knots at intervals, once she reaches the top she can secure the rope and let it down.  Then with our mage here,he can widen this opening and we can then all climb up the rope.  Once on top.  I believe that all of us can persuade our captors of their folly and persuade them to take us to Milkengrad."

Capher turned to Avour.  "Well Avour are you ready for another adventure?" he asked a smile upon his face.  He turned, Terra and Talia see if you can find a good strong length of rope.  This room should have some compartment with some rope in it.  Then tie the rope in knots at about a ped length between each knot.  When all is done.  We send Avour out and up the side of the ship.  I am sure she can climb it."

"Well lets not just stand there gawking at me.  I am back and in control, at least for the most part.  So lets get moving, Ok?" he asked them all with a jovial smile and chuckle in his voice.  Capher looked at Talia and his eyes told her more than he could ever have told her in words how much he needed her friendship and support.

Capher.

Edited by: Capher at: 2/17/03 5:27:21 pm


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on February 18, 2003, 03:49:22 AM
Koldar is still unsure aboiut Capher's emotional situation, but is more than happy that he deals at least for now with the situation instead of his problems - whatever that might be.

He nods to Capher's suggestion. "Well, that sounds like a good idea, though I plan to go up there now. Cannot risk the captain calling for his guards when Avour is detected. I think I can climb that wood though not as well as Avour. Not the first time I play thief, remember?" referring to his Strata stories.

He looks closely at the right opening examining its size and the wood. After some consideration he opens his shirt and removes his boots. While not one of these battle-scarred veterans Koldar is still not a weak person and not one without a sign of fight, too. Picking up his sword again he weighs it for a moment and then sinks it into the wooden panel of the window. Several time he bashes freely at the wooden frame till it hangs shattered in the opening.
Grinning he gives Capher the sword to Capher.

"I think that should do for now."

Wrapping his shirt around his right fist he pushes the loose wood away gaining some more inches as the wooden frame falls down into the sea.

"Terra, I guess I found a way to our beloved captain. It should do fine but that none comes to the conclusion he needs a bath right now. I think I just saw some fins down there!"

Koldar looks at the others for a moment considering the best march order.

"I'd say, I go first and deal whatever unpleasant person might be so unfortunate to be at the end of this climb, Avour next with the rope." Koldar looks excusingly at Terra. "Don't worry, I'll leave enough for you to deal with okay?" Koldar blinks to Talia an assuring smile on his lips..

This done he pulls himself and squeezes himself through the widened opening. He groans as it is still a way too small to be in any way comfortable but after some shoulder acrobatic gets himself halfway through the opening. Turning himself towards the ship's wall he settles on the edge of the window opening looking for the next station on the way up. Luckily the ship is loaded with ornaments and sculpures here in the stern of the ship so enough grip can be found.
Signing that everything looks good he waves his hand towards Capher.

"Capher, ... sword. Don't want to fall into that mess beneath me without one." he adds sarcastically.

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
--Santharian Master of Disaster--
One day I'll be the greatest of all Jedi!!



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 18, 2003, 05:44:22 PM
Talia is glad and relieved that Capher seems more his old self now. And that he takes action again. Koldar decides to climb first to the deck and Avour - Baveras and Foiros both may bless this girl - will carry a rope up there.

Oh great, I can pretend to climb on an Aj, I may just not look down to these fins ??? what does Koldar mean , what are these fins??? Oh well, I better do not ask. I wish he would have allowed avour to climb first, but I hope he knows, what he does. Let see what we find on deck, hopefully the wind will blow away the stench..

So Talia waits till it is her turn to climb to the deck of the ship.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on February 19, 2003, 02:49:22 AM
Capher looked down and saw the fins of the large fish following the ship.  He grinned.  "Sword coming, Koldar.  Besides if you did fall into the water, I would pray for the sharks and not you.  But I have great confidence in your ability to climb the ship.  If I recall correctly Issa had told you that the captain was dead.  Whether that is true or not, I do not know. However once we are all on the top deck then we will decide what to do.  My suggestion is to stay close to the bulwarks of the ship.  Try and hide thyself as best as you can until we are all up there.  Then we can attack and defend in force.  Good luck, my friend."  Capher said to Koldar as he handed him his sword.

Capher turned and said to Avour.  "Are you ready?  As soon as Koldar gets to the top then we are sending you with the rope.  Talia and Terra have you found and readied the rope?" Capher asked.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 20, 2003, 03:33:22 PM
Capher seems to regain his energy and composure, when he replyed, but Terra could still sence the hint of shadow within him. Perhaps it had always been there but her attention was not brought to it.

He then addessed the whole group directing her and Talia to start looking for rope, which she set to doing emediatly without hesitation. Terra began looking in storage closets set into the wall, the first she found hammers, and other tools aparently to maintain the ship, then moves to the next one only to find a spare anker, then come to the last one which is locked, with a flange and padlock arangement. Terra looks around the room for any other sources of rope theth could use, but the only other source was for the rubber, and though that rope is sturdy, it is also too thick to carry any length of it up the side of the ship.

Terra returns to the locked door, and examines the lock more closely. It is a sturdy lock and nothing they had alone would work to break it open. Concidering how to open the locked door she remembers something the armeror that had worked to make her armor, and repeats it to herself in thought. "Steel that is not properly heated will weaken rather than temper...", this emediatly gives her an idea.

"Hajarian, I am in need of your skills.", Terra indicates towards the lock." I can not break it myself, but if you could heat it somehow without setting fire to the wood, it should weaken, then I may be able to break it with one of the hammers."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on February 24, 2003, 04:23:22 PM
"Hajarian, I am in need of your skills." the magi heard the red-haired warrioress address him. He turned to face her, watching her gesture towards the lock on the chest, " I can not break it myself, but if you could heat it somehow without setting fire to the wood, it should weaken, then I may be able to break it with one of the hammers."

He nodded. "Of course, maddam. As long as you don't smash my hand in the process." he ended with a slight grin. Waltzing over towards the chest, he knelt down besides it and took hold of the lock in his hands. Concentrating, he looked on as the metal lock he gripped beneath his hands began to glow a dim red, gradually brightening. "Tell me when to stop and drop the lock." he stated to Terra.

- - - - - -
Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on February 25, 2003, 03:13:22 AM
Koldar bends down to take a peek through the window again and sees that the others are looking for some rope to use for climbing. He sees that Talia looks rather unsure about the following travel route but tries not to show her unease too much. Koldar has no problem with that feeling rather uneasy himself but at the moment he does not see another way so he can very well live with that uneasiness.
He smiles happily at talia and blinks at her.

"Don't worry, Talia, when you fall and something tries to bite you, just bite first. At least That will be what I do when I'm taking a bath!"

Showing her a far too happy smile his face disappears again and he looks for a way to climb up. As his hands find a hold in the decorated ship wall he pulls himself out of his sitting position till his feet find something to rest on.

Slowly he dinds foothold for foothold a way to the next deck wall though now all alone outside the ship and the loud wind around him he cannot stop gritting his teeth. "I hate adventures..."

Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 25, 2003, 04:09:22 PM
Hajarian comes over and starts heating the lock, and says "Tell me when to stop and drop the lock.". Terra nods her agreement and goes to the closet she had found the tools in and takes a hammer, then returns.

"Be prepared to move your hands quickly when I tell you. I will hit the lock just after you remove your hands so it will not cool to much."

Terra watch to lock, and raises the hammer ready to strike. When it starts glowing a brilliant red she sharply says "Now", beginning her down stroke almost as the mage begins to remove his hands, striking the lock just after his hands were clear, hitting it by luck just in the right place, the lock breaks with a metallic snap and the tinkling of the broken mechanism rattling inside.

Nodding her thanks, Terra draws her dagger and lifts it clear of the flange. Then suspecting the flange itself may he hot as well, uses the tip of her dagger to pry the door open enough that she could get her fingers behind. Being careful not to touch the flange, remembering the pain of the burns she had suffered in the dessert, pulled the door open to find a collection of ropes. There was thick rope like the on used for the rudder, and thin smooth rope that Terra could not think of a purpose for on a ship, and some rope in between that looked like it would normally be used for repairing rigging, but was also perfect for there need. Only then did Terra realize the purpose of the thin smooth rope that did not seem to belong.

Just then Capher asked if they had found and readied the rope.

"I have the rope, it is yet to be prepared."

Terra approaches Capher to speak more readily to him.

"Capher, taking over the ship may not be as easy as it seems.", Terra gestures to the open door and the ropes inside before continuing, "It would appear this is not the first time they have done this, and they may be more prepared than we think. Though I can not be sure they had this much resistance. We must proceed carefully"


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on February 26, 2003, 03:15:22 AM
Capher looked at the rope Terra was pointing too and alluded that the dwarves may be more prepared than we thought.  Capher nodded. "It may be Terra, but we have no choice. I have complete confidence in you all.  Just prepare the rope so that when Koldar says he is ready, Avour can climb up with it and then let it down so then we can climb up also."

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 10, 2003, 10:34:22 AM
"I am not saying I have no confidence in what we are doing, just that we should expect heavier and more co-ordinated resistance."

With this being sead Terra goes back and takes the apropriate rope, thinging of the knots she has learned. All were ment to fasten the rope to something, not for making the rope easier to climb, she had always used a straight rope.

Terra looks to Talia, "I could use your help as I am not femilior with doing this."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on March 13, 2003, 11:24:22 PM
Quietly Avour follows along in to the room. Capher sits in a corner and write in a book. That strange she-human has something to do with Capher-kin being silly. She thinks to herself. Tilting her head as Capher seems some what let down when the book doesn't reply to him. Talking book? She presses her brows together and watches as Talia comforts him.

Pretty Talia-kin, wish Ava let me be as pretty as Talia-kin, then Avour-halfling be smart With a sigh Avour continues to watch as people move about the room.

"Well Avour are you ready for another adventure?" Capher says to Avour and having been lost in her own thoughts, she is unsure of what he is referring to. Before she gets a chance to answer Koldar butts in, for which she is greatful.

"Well, that sounds like a good idea, though I plan to go up there now. Cannot risk the captain calling for his guards when Avour is detected. I think I can climb that wood though not as well as Avour. Not the first time I play thief, remember?" Handsome Koldar-kin, make nice father. Avour thinks with a small smile on her face.

Nervously Avour raises her right hand behind her ear and starts scratching with a slight frown. She knew that she was wanted to climb something, some where, with rope. But didn't know what, where or how... Her eyes followed Koldar and she looked at him bemused.

<occ - he climbed out side the ship?? I'm not sure where we're meant to be climbing out of other than a whole...>

Avour stops scratching her ear and hick-ups. Covering her mouth with both hands her eyes boggle some. She giggles as she hick-ups again. "Avour-halfling not *hic* drink smelly small-human *hic* drink. Why Avour*hic*ling" She stopps and giggles some more. "*Why Avour*hic*ling hic for?" Avour looks at Terra as she prepares the rope

<hic-uping from nerves... She's unsure - like me, of what she's meant to do...>


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on March 14, 2003, 02:48:22 AM
Capher chuckles. "It's ok Avour.  Once Koldar reaches the top of the ship, checks to make sure everything is ok.  Then I want you to take the rope that Terra and Talia are preparing and climb up the side of the ship.  Koldar will then help you tie it securely to something and then you lower the rope down to us.  Then we all climb up to the top of the ship.  Once there we hope to find the captain and convince him to take us to Milkengrad and forgoe his other plans he may have had for us."

Capher winked, "Just another adventure, Avour. Just be careful you don't fall into the water.  We have some sharks following the ship.  But I complete faith in your skills."

Capher turned to Terra, "Are you ready with the rope yet? I believe Koldar is up on top by now."

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 19, 2003, 08:04:22 PM
"Let see!"

Talia takes the rope out of Terras hands and test its strenght and material.

"Well, I donb't know if there are special bends to do to climb up a ship, but those we use with the climbing help on our Aj'nuvics will do as well. I'll show you!"

So Talia shows Terra how to do the knots  and they apply them about every fore.They just have started as Capher asks impatiently if the rope is finished.

"Seems you feel not very well down here,Capher" Talia says to him with a little grin. "But that is no wonder, or is there somthing else???



***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on March 19, 2003, 08:58:22 PM
Koldar was slowly growing impatient. For once it was not very comfortable standing on some inches of wood and dig your fingernails into the ship wall, it was also getting rather cold and slippery out there without something decent to hold on. So he decided to climb further up the sword dangeling down his belt.

As he managed to reach what must be deck level - there were glass windows at this height obviously for the higher ranking staff of the ship. He takes a a quick peek through one of the windows and is surprised to see that he was just climbing outside the captain's cabin.

Well, Issa told him that the captain was dead, but it couldn't hurt to see for oneself. Fastening his grip at one of the pillars decorating this part of the ship wall by wrapping his right arm around it Koldar reaches for his sword and cautiously tries to break the window. Before he can succeed he sees a movement within the room. Somone has seen him!
Not wasting any more time he pushes himself away from the window using the pillar as some kind of axis to give his movement some speed.  With as much force he reverses his movement  and kicks in the glass window with one foot.

With the noise of breaking glass Koldar falls into the captain's cabin crashing hard onto the floor in a pile of glass and splinters. He takes only a second to recover and then sees a dwarf with anxious eyes fixed upon him retreating to the door.
With a jump Koldar is on his feet and over the table - the balantly ignoring the dead captain - and is with two big steps at the dwarf who just wants to open the door yelling for help.

Koldar shuts it in front of the dwarf with his own weight and in a swift movement grabs the dwarf by the neck and placing his sword at the dwarf's throat.

"So what do we have here... a loyal officer praying for his captain's soul... or a sneaky murderer!"

Koldar nods to the Captain's corpse whose head has fallen onto the desk as Koldar was after the dwarf. His tone was cynic and his grin was an iron mask.

"Aren't you one of the captain's officers?"


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on March 20, 2003, 02:05:22 AM
Stares bugeyed at the knight with a sword to his throat. "Aye, I be the second in command.  I found the captain dead.  I was just about to go tell the crew when ye came burstin in here like Coor himself.  Tell me how ye did it?"
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Capher smiled at Talia, "I get to the point where I no longer desire to be in a cooped up place.  I long for fresh air, and space, lots of space.  I also long to reach Milkengrad before it is too late."  Capher poked his head out of the opening in the wall made by Koldar and looks up.  Koldar is not in sight.  He looks down and the sharks seem to have doubled in numbers.  He drew his head back in, "Avour, ready to climb.  Remember do not look down, there are plenty of hand holds to climb the ship.  I think Koldar is taking a look around, to see if it is safe.  I do not see him from here.  But I am sure he will be waiting for you."

Capher looked at Talia and Terra, took a glance at the rope and remarked, "Very good job, Terra and Talia.  The knots will give us something to hold onto as we climb.  Give the rope to Avour."  

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on March 20, 2003, 05:34:22 AM
"Aye, I be the second in command. I found the captain dead. I was just about to go tell the crew when ye came burstin in here like Coor himself. Tell me how ye did it?"

Very well, just the one we need, Koldar thinks by himself but then speaks harshly.

"You fool ask how we did it? You challenge the demon lords of Osthemangar and as how we did it? ... We called our masters and laid a curse onto this ship. As you tried to betray us and lied at us when you breathed I think it is only logic to assume that you'll serve us as better as Zombii when your stinking lieing tongue has been fallen off you!"

Koldar shakes the dwarf wildly. He lied the nine hells upon this dwarf to frighten him. He pushes him towards the Captain.

"Look at your captain. Now he has fallen into the sleep of the dead but soon he'll raise to serve us till the end of all time and you and the rest of you scum will soon follow."

He hoped to have frightened this dwarf enough for now but he was sure that some tricks from this Haj and also from Capher would surely convince him even more. Pulling the dwarf with him he walks back to the window.

"The rest of you may come, it's pretty safe up here.... at least for us." he adds with a manic glance in his eyes.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 20, 2003, 02:59:22 PM
As Terra and Talia  begin tying the last knots in the rope, Capher tells them they have done a good job. Terra just looks at the length of knotty rope, and shrugs.

"Lets just go get ourselves safe passage to shore, and get off this ship."

Once Talia had finished the last knot, Terra wound the rope so that it could be easily carried up the side of the ship, and hands it to Avour.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on March 24, 2003, 09:24:22 PM
Avour took the rope and looped it around itself. Making a special knot so that the rope was tied about it self to aviod it falling appart as she climbed. Hooking the rope around her ankle she squeezed through the whole Koldar had done so before with a lot more ease.

Her smaller more agile frame allowing her to manover herself more. She looked up and kept climbing, hearing voices she moved towards them. When she saw Koldar and a dwarf talking she assumed that it was where she was meant to go. Avour made her way towards the window and took a firm grip on it.

Turning around, she saw the sharks that Capher had warned her of. "Hello Fish-animals" Avour waved with her free hand. "Hungry Fish-Animals" She giggled, and popped her head through the window.

"Here Koldar-kin?" She asked raising her foot up to the next window pannel and looked at him.


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on March 25, 2003, 02:49:22 AM
The dwarf shook all over.  These people are demons.  The Captain is dead.  Now I have this one, with death in his eyes, and steel in his hands threatning me.  And now the green one comes up the aft of the ship.  What next?

"Whoever or whatever you are.  I will do anything you ask.  Just no more curses.  You killed my Captain.  I hear the crew down below yelling for help and that they see demons.  What do ye ask of me?"  He cried, cringing in Koldars steel like grip, looking at the man's eyes fearing the worst.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 25, 2003, 09:04:22 PM
Avour climbs out the hole Koldar has made when he widened the small window. Gracefully as always and as if she would do it daily she vanishes out of sight. Talia squeezes herself out of the hole as well watching Avour climbing up the ship easily. Then Avour gets  nearly out of sight, obviously she has entered an opening.

How do I know now, when the rope is fastened somewhere?

„ Avour seems to sit on a kind of window sill. " She tells the other remaining members of her group. " If we get a sign that the rope is fastened somewhere, who will go first? Maybe you Terra, just in case your sword is needed up there? And then Capher and then you, Hajarian? And I watch our back?“



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on March 26, 2003, 02:16:22 AM
"Sounds like a good plan, Talia.  Do you have your weapon?" Capher asked, pacing the floor.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 26, 2003, 01:13:22 PM
Terra merely nods in assent of Talias plan. Then her gaze begins to change, widening, drinking in the details of her suroundings. Her body also seems to take on a sort of peaceful balance, as she prepares herself for the iminent conflict with the dwarves. She make one last check of the buckles on her armor, and of her weapons to be sure they are secure and waits for it to be time to go up the side of the ship.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on March 26, 2003, 10:59:22 PM
Koldar just considers what to do with that dwarf - wether they can trust him or not - when Avour appears in the window with a rope. Hmmm... he might be frightened but certainly not frightened enough.

"Avour, fasten that rope to that closet." he points to a heavy oak closet close to the window. With some force he drags the still struggeling dwarf to the window and sees that the rope is fixed well to this cabinet. The dwarf was pleading for his life already but Koldar was not quite satisfied.

As they reach the window Koldar loosens his grip - but not his sword - and faces the dwarf with stern eyes.

"...What do ye ask of me?"  the dwarf ends.

Koldar raises his index finger to make him listen.

"Right now? Just hold that rope." Koldar wraps the other end of the rope around the right hand of the dwarf in a loop and without another word throws the puzzled dwarf out of the window. One could hear the dwarf scream in panic but just a second later the rope was tightening and the closet made a jump as the dwarf reaches the end of the rope.
Koldar looks down to see the dwarf dangling at the ship wall just slightly more than a ped above those dangerous fins.

Koldar looks at Avour a wicked hrin on his face.
"Had to test wether this rope will hold. It seems it does." He blinks at her and then returns to the door to listen for some unwelcomed visitors.


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: "Up Above, The World So High"
Post by: Issabelle on March 27, 2003, 12:32:22 AM
~Ebon darkness melted into Issabelle's mind... Time had passed.... much... time. Groggyness filled her senses as she took a deep breath. Eyes of a new crimson hue fluttered slightly as muscles throughout her mind clenched, attempting to force their "portal's to the world" open. Her rusty colored tongue slipped from the depths of her mouth, cascading over her lips. Her muscles finnally won the battle and her eyelids finally fell apart. The light of day stung her senses, but she forced herself to ignore it.~

~She swallowed dryly as she allowed her eyes to focus slowly on the wall before her. The grains of wood seeping into her brain as she concentrated on becoming more aware of her surroundings. She took a deep breath as she turned her eyes slightly. One would imagine her head would have followed the gaze of her eyes, but as she tried to turn her head a pain shot through her body. She clenched her jaw tightly and avoided a deep growl. She turned her eyes slightly up... eying the sky, which she seemed to be a part of here, in her "cage." She then turned her eyes down.... she was weighted down by heavy chains... why.... she wondered. She could see the blood stain along the front of her chest and she blinked. Was she dead?~

~Within a few moments... muscles that pained her began stretching painfully. She dug the heel of her right foot into the floor beneath her body a little to awaken the dead muscles. The chains, pilled upon her kept her from moving too much ~

~After an hour she was able to feel her body again. Able to see her cuffed wrists, pinned to the sides of whatever it was that she was in. A voice then, broke her concentration.~

Comfortable, Beauty?

~She lifted narrowed, crimson eyes to the man and hissed.~

Do I look comfortable?

*He chuckled at her and dropped down into the rounded space, crouching to look to her. His small, fat hand grabbed her chin and he forced her to look at him. He grinned before standing. He pulled some of the chains off her, lessening the weights upon her form before picking her up. She was still chained up good enough that she could hardly move. He moved to step out of the crow's nest with her... Apparently... Someone wanted to talk with her. The man holding her set her down once back to the solid ground. He leaned her back against the  wall and turned to face another man. The other man nodded to something spoken before moving to talk to Issabelle.*

What are you and your friends Up too?

*He asked... Issabelle rose a brow... glaring at him slightly*

I have no friends upon this ship... Let me go.

~She tempted to shift... she would take care of these men once and for all for chaining her up like an animal. Her muscles quivered... but the feeling of shifting was not there. She kept her face blank as she glared at the men. She had to have been drugged... She was numb.... couldnt find her power.... She shifted her arms under the chains, moving a little in attempt to find weakness in that which locked her in one place.~

Is that So.... Well... we Will see

*The man drew a dagger... grinning slightly as he drew the tip of the blade along her chest slightly, slicing the front of her shirt a little, exposing a slight bit of her chest before he brought the dagger to her throat... He slowly let the cold blade tickle her flesh... Not pressing hard enough though, to make her bleed. He brought the dagger to her forehead, following her as she moved to pull away.*

We will see... what your... "Friends" Do when you bleed.

*He grinned slightly as he sliced a long slendar cut, starting above her eyebrown and ending along her cheek.*

~She clenched her jaw but said nothing... taking a deep breath as she felt the steamy blood seeping down her cheek. Narrowed eyes remained on the man... She said Nothing.~




A Tear Falls, Crimson In Color To Wash Away The Madness

Edited by: Issabelle  at: 3/27/03 3:05:59 pm


Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on March 28, 2003, 01:50:22 AM
Before he knew it he was tied up, and thrown overboard.  He screamed all the way down as he saw the sharks.  Suddenly the rope stopped and he slowy hung and twisted there in the wind.  He twisted his head and saw the dark haired woman, and a red haired woman looking at him, a little startled themselves.  He squeaked, "Oh, please mistress tell your dark friend up there not to let me go.  I will do anything he asks. Pleeeeaaassse.?"

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 31, 2003, 02:57:22 PM
Terra takes only a quick glance down noting the pleading dwarf at the end of the rope. Then grabs hold of the rope and begins her assent, clumsily at first, but quickly getting used to climbing a knotty rope. The climb to the window was long and strenuous, but as Terra was well rested, it was not tiring.

Having reached the sill of the window Terra jumped down into the room where Koldar and Avour were waiting. Landing on both feet she used her legs to cushion the impact and made little noise, trying not to alert any of the crew that may be out side. The room appeared to be the captains quarters, and by the looks of the body on the floor, the captain was well dead.

As Terra straightens she quietly addresses Koldar, indicating to the body with a hand.

"Well, we will need another ranking officer now."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: "Up Above, The World So High"
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 03, 2003, 07:56:22 PM
"Capher, seems all is settled up there, would you go next?"

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on April 05, 2003, 03:36:22 PM
Avour stands next to Koldar, when the others start appearing in the room she starts to walk around looking at the various items with in the captians quarters. Walking over to the book shelf Avour runs her hands across the books and then removes on randomly.

She opens the book and smells the paper, and then closes it again and looks sadly at the leather covering of the book. Her eyes well up with tears as she looks at the other books on the shelf covered in a similar fashion. Placing the book back on the shelf Avour rubs her hands together and then rubs them over her face. Walking back to Koldar's side as she waits arms folded for the others


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on April 11, 2003, 01:37:22 AM
Capher looked at Talia, looked down at the poor dangling dwarf, a thought briefly flashed through his mind; blood being spilt on the ocean waves as the sharks ripped and shredded their helpless victim.  He licked his lips absentmindedly.

Capher shook his head and said in a whisper. "What am I thinking about?  No matter what they may have done to us, to relish the killing of another person is not my nature.  What is happening to me?"

He looked at Talia with sadness in his eyes, climbed out of the window and up the rope.  He reached the top, climbed in the window and noticed the captain's dead body.  He looked inquiringly at Koldar.

Capher.



Title: Re: "Up Above, The World So High"
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on April 12, 2003, 02:31:22 PM
Hajarian had looked and waited to the oncoming events with passive interest, such things were not of importance to him. Sighing, he closed his eyes and clasped his arms behind his bag, lowering his head slightly as he entered into thought.

Thought that was quickly interupted by the scream of a falling... dwarf? The sorcerer humbly opened his gaze and turned to the window, catching sight of the dwarf dangling outside. A grin, followed by a short chuckle, emerged from his lips. Walking towards the window, following Capher's lead, he waited momentarily by the window as the man above ascended, and turned his grin to the dwarf.

"I hope, friend," the mage began, "that you had no part to in this little... how should we say... business... concerning our little group? It would be such a pity if we had to let the rope go. It's a nice rope." As he finished, the sorcerer began his climb, adding one more statement. "Watch out for rope burn," Mentally, he caused the heat of the rope to increase very slightly around the dwarf's hands, just enough for it to feel slightly uncomfortable, but not be painful at all, "...It sometimes stings."



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on April 17, 2003, 01:00:22 AM
Koldar waits impatiently for the others to come up. As he listens to Terra's concerns he just shrugs his shoulders.

"That's the smaller problem. The other ranking officer is currently holding the rope for us. I think he'll be convinced by now thta it will be better to let us go as soon as possible - "

Noticing Capher's look he adds testy.

"I didn't kill that Captain. It was this Issa that claimed he suffered from an 'accident'! Between, where is she?"


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 17, 2003, 09:56:22 PM
All have climbed out of the window up the rope meanwhile. So Talia takes a last glance around the room. Nothing is left they could use in some way. Then she faces the inevitable and takes the rope with a tight grip and climbs up, avoiding to look down into the water. finally after some endlessly lasting seconds she reaches the opening, the window to what seems has been the captains cabin, though he looks quite dead. All others of her party are here.

„Maybe we get  this dwarf up?“ Talia asks they others. „ He will be very willingly now to help us, I assume!“she adds with a little smile.

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: "Up Above, The World So High"
Post by: Capher on April 18, 2003, 02:08:22 AM
"Issa! did you say Issa said she did this?" asked Capher to Koldar.  He went to the captain's body and examined it.  He found no defensive marks either upon his hands or arms.  He looked at the bloated condition, scratched his head, and then examined his more closely.  Finally he saw it, to small marks close together on one of his calves. Poison, like a snake bite he thought.  He straightened up when he heard Talia come in the room and ask to bring the dwarf up.

"Ah, let him dangle, Koldar let the rope down a bit lower and see if the sharks are hungry enough to jump up to him.  That would be fun." Capher's voice was deeper and darker and he had a glazed look in his eyes, but just for a brief moment, then they turned back to themselves.  "What did you say, Talia?" he asked in his normal calm voice.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 18, 2003, 04:10:22 AM
Talia looks suspiciously at Capher. Her mind is working hard.

Something is definitely wrong with him. Seems like there is another....another person in him which comes to the surface now and then. And more often in the last time. This last remark wasn‘t the strange, but friendly and nice old man she had met some days ago. Has he a split personality? And is this his alter ego? But how fits the demon into the picture Capher has changed to not an hour ago.

Talia wishes to examine the problem better and talk to Capher, but it seems not the right time. So she turns to the window to pull up the dwarf.
„Could anybody please help me to pull this dwarf up again?“

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Capher on April 19, 2003, 03:11:22 AM
"Sure Talia, I will help you." Capher said,standing next to her, reaching out, taking ahold of the rope almost touching her hands, they hauled the now screaming dwarf up.

Capher.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on April 20, 2003, 02:01:22 PM
Without a word Terra moves to help the others pull up the dwarf. Just before grabbing the rope Terra leans close to Capher, and speaks in a low private tone.

"I think we may need to have that talk sooner than I had planned."

Grabbing the rope in front of Talia and Capher, Terra begins pulling with all the strength she can without over exerting herself, remembering the sewer tunnels of Strata. Once they had pulled the dwarf up, Terra immediately dropped the rope grabbing the dwarf by the back of the shirt with on hand, and drawing her moonblade with the other. Placing the moonblade across the dwarves throat, Terra allows him no moment of relief from his ordeal.

Holding him tight, Terra speaks in a powerful, cool, level tone.

"Who are you?"

The dwarf tries to swallow the lump of fear in his throat, pressing it slightly against the blade, and producing a pearl of blood.

"I be the second in command of this ship."

"And acting captain of this ship?", Terra pressed immediately, indicating to the dead captains body.

"Aye", the dwarf simply replied, fear lumping up in his throat again. Not hearing any warmth or compassion in her voice the dwarf realizes that the woman that holds him could not care if he lived or died, as long as she gets what she wanted.

"You will take us to the nearest port north of the Gulf of Maraya. There we will depart without conflict, with all our possessions. Any attempt at taking us prisoner and your men start dieing.", with a more powerful tone she punctuates the statement, "DO YOU UNDERSTAND.".

The dwarf only replies with a cautious nod, so that he does not cut himself on the deadly blade at his neck.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on May 04, 2003, 04:12:22 AM
When the three had pulled up the dwarf anyone watched Terra getting the dwarf to quickly agree to their terms now. None watched Capher seemed to stumble backwards maybe out of breath from exhaustion holding himself steady at a wall. From one second to the next his eyes open wider and sweat pearls tickled on his forehead and his breath grew more and more incoherent. Terra just ended her proposal when Koldar hears a rough cough followed by a hissing sound behind him.

Capher stumbled onto the floor his face drawing a fierce mask of madness as if his personality was completely switched

"Capher? Everything aright?" Koldar makes a step towards Capher but receives no answer beside some raspy breaths.  "Capher?"
Koldar does not know what to do but instinctively he readies his sword instead of coming any closer to their companion.

Not a second to earlier as suddenly and without warning shifted form an unearthern scream accompanying it. Koldar backed off from the creature that was facing him now. It was a Chasm Demon, but it was Capher!

"Death upon all of you! Death and  destruction!"

Koldar did not even know where this voice come from but in this moment the demon stormed forward. Koldar barely evaded him stumbling into the stunned rest of the group. In shock and horror he sees the demon readying to tear them apart with his claws but just as it reached out something else seemed to take over.

"Nooooo!" Like a maniac the demon races through the room, his arms holding his head. Every time it is getting closer to one of the companions something throws it backwards as some invisible struggle for the body continued.
In disbelief Koldar could only watch. Then with a last unearthern scream the demon throws itsself with power backwards through the door, smashing it  And disappeared.

Koldar slowly advances to the door to the corridor which now after the chaos in the room sounded far too quiet. He recognized that his legs are slightly shivering but he doesn't bother. This is not a moment of false pride. And if not the knees, the sweat on his skin was obvious enough. Slowly and with great caution he shoves himself through the door looking where the demon - where Capher has gone. While traces along the walls show the rough direction Koldar cannot see him anymore. Watching the corridor for any unpleasant surprises he mutters with the shock still recognizable in his voice.

"He is gone..."


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Avour on May 18, 2003, 12:06:22 PM
Avour looks on turning pale. Totally and utterly confused at Caphers morphing for one, and then even more so that some one with such a nice feeling to them could turn in to something as scarey as she had just seen. When the initial shock of what had happened passed, she realised that she had scampered over to Talia and cowered behind her legs holding on to one of them for dear life. Wimpering silently she held Talia's leg.


Youd be lost if I wasnt here to annoy you - Little Sister speaking to Big Sister... (My sister talking to me)



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 19, 2003, 12:55:22 PM
Terra, seeing the approaching beast, quickly removes her moonblade from the dwarves throat, shoving him forward she raised the blade to strike at the threat. The dwarf not expecting such and action pitched forward to become sprolled on the floor.

Terra stood her ground against the beast that was, or had been Capher. It tried to aproach many times, but seemed to be driven back. Terra never wavered. She would give her life to stop the threat. She would have no other choice, there was no where to go. Finaly the tormented demon fled, and terra wispers after him, "Seek the point of light, Capher. Guard it. It will be your last refuge, and the base to launch the long war ahead of you.".


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Time for unusual alliances
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on May 25, 2003, 03:25:22 AM
Koldar looks back into the room, at the obviously shaken companions. Then he watches the dwarf who had turnt from pale to ashgrey if this at all possible and obviously hardly capable of grasping what has happened in this room.

Quickly he moves over to him. "Okay, listen, Captain, I think you'll agree with me that it is in both our interest to get to land as quickly as possible. Let us forget about your former Captain trying to betray us, kill us or sell us on some slave market to Aeruilin. Your Captain is dead so you're now the one setting the course. You've a demon running freely through the quarters of your ship and you have us who will tear this whole ship apart if you try anything foolish. Thus I'd suggest that we all cooperate and try to get to a safe haven in one piece and not start quarrel with each other. In exchange for your cooperation we will try to help you get rid of this demon and we will not tell any offical source about the kind of business you seem to have pursued beside transporting cargo.
However, when our ways part I'll have some friends that will check on you and your crew later and when they find you still pursueing illegal business something worse than a Chasm demon will haunt you."

Koldar looks at the dwarf who comes back to his senses with his rational proclaimed words with every sentence and obviously considered any opportunity that'll lead himself and his ship out of this situation.

"Do we have an agreement here? Ceasefire to deal with that unnatural creature and anyone on his own when we reach port?"

From one of the pockets he picks one of the precious stones Capher gave him earlier. "Just that you don't think you'll risk bringing us to a port for nothing. Do you think you can arrange it that we talk with your men without anyone getting accidently killed? I guess we have more serious problems than a lack of service on this trip."

Koldar was not so blind to trust this dwarf but he was sure enough that the dwarf was just seeing a good way out of this mess as he revealed the precious stone to him. Now more eager to agree the dwarf nods slightly relieved.

"Aye, I'll talk with my mates. I think they'll be satisfied with the Captain's treasury being distributed among them. Afterall we're still only traders." The dwarf shrugs hoping for some sign of understanding.

Koldar recognizes that his stone disappears in the dwarf's pocket without any mentioning and decides that this is a good sign. The dwarf has enough to gain from this and too much to loose to risk to continue the fight, he'll be a rich Captain now, afterall.

"Of course." Koldar adds. "Will you lead the way? - Terra, watch our back!"

The dwarf turns pale again obviously wanting to protest but only a very determined smirk appears on Koldar's face. 'That we agree doesn't mean I trust you." was all it said. The dwarf sighs and nods his head again.



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 27, 2003, 07:53:22 PM
Talia is severely shocked. She had always hoped, that her trust in people just would not allow such things to happen. She had believed, that what ever for problems Capher had, he would overcome them.  That the good side would be the victorious side. And now that.

The frightened Avour searches for shelter behind her, cowering on the floor and holding on her leg.

Koldar has already drawn his sword, and Terra is standing firm and ready to defend them all till death. Or worse.

After endlessly stretching seconds the demon that was Capher throws himself through the door, and is gone. Talia hears Terra whispering: „Seek the point of light!“

Talia bends down to Avour and takes the frightened girl into her arms.

„He is gone now, Avour, he is gone. And let us keep in mind, that there was a force in this demon which kept him away from us. Otherwise we would not stand here unharmed.“

Koldar has gathered himself quicker than the rest of the group and deals with the dwarf, who finally agrees to help them.
Talia takes Avour hand and then  they leave the cabin of the former, now dead captain - to face what?

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Chapter V: The dangers of a voyage at sea
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 02, 2003, 01:38:22 PM
As the others begin to leave following the dwarf, Terra moves to do the same.  Lowering her moonblade and sliding it into the scabbard as she leaves, and quickly repositions her dagger for quick and easy access should they come under attack in the narrow corridors of the ship.


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Time for unusual alliances
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 05, 2003, 03:59:22 PM
Where do we go now? I hope the others have better ideas how to cope with the dwarves. We should look after our animals. And where is this woman dressed for a ball at the king? Darn, I want back onto firm land, preferably back into the desert! If Avour would like it there, she is used to trees and shaded areas.

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 6/5/03 8:00 am


Title: Re: Time for unusual alliances
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on June 09, 2003, 06:09:22 AM
Koldar and the dwarf walked through the ship's corridor to the door that leads to the deck. Koldar bows slightly giving the dwarf the hint to go first. Before the dwarf opens the door he stops for just a second.

"Don't play cheap tricks, you have seen what cheap tricks we have. We're your only insurance that you get this ship in one piece to the next harbour." he nods back to the devastated corridor.

The dwarf nods and opens the dwarf. Yelling and the sounds of readied weapons sound trhough the opening but the dwarf hurries to make himself being heard by most.

"Mates! Don't shoot! It's me! The captain is dead! I'm the new captain now and though you might not like it we will have to change our plans! These guests we have are powerful sorcerers and can summon demons! I have seen it myself. They only grant us to escape when we bring them to the next port! Don't do anything stupid or they'll burn you alive!"

The words came out like a waterfall as Koldar, hidden behind the door pressed his sword deeper and deeper aagainst his back till the dwarf has ended to his satisfaction, pearls of sweat on his forehead.

"Aye, the mate is right! I have seen it myself how a woman killed five of us in the blink of an eye! No woman but a witch could do that!" - "And there was smoke coming from the lower decks!" another shipmate yelled. Koldar smiled, the rumors about the things  going on below deck had already spread and into the usual direction given how easily impressed sailors are.

"What should we do now, Cap?" The dwarf hesitated but then urged "Lay down your weapons. Don't anger them."

With these words Koldar steps slowly out of the doorway his sword still poking the poor dwarf.

"Wise words, Captain! Now as we have cleared up what will happen when anyone gets unfriendly I'd want you to release any other captives you have. I also want you to search the ship for any other passengers, but if you hear anything strange don't try to find it or even capture it but report back to us or great peril will fall upon this ship. For your unholy acts demons are harassing the ship and we are the only ones that can help you if you encounter one. So be smart and don't gamble on our friendship. You need it right now as much as me and my friends need this ship for our journey. I hope you think it is fair enough as you'll get nothing better."

As he's ended his speech Koldar talks again to the Captain in a most superior tone half performed half honest. "Now Captain, you'll excuse me and my sorcerer's friends that we'll occupy the captain's cabin for the rest of the voyage. Reoprt to us when you've found something, don'T sneak up or try anything foolish or you might wake up with an extra pair of donkey ears or worse."

Koldar heads back to the others but stops to talk to Terra.

"Terra, have an eye on them. esspecially if they should stumble over Capher. NO heroic deeds from you either. I'll be the luckiest man ever when I get off this ship soon and these swashbucklers swallowed my story as thoroughly as I hope to. Let's hope for nno more unpleasant surprises."


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight



Title: Re: Time for unusual alliances
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 10, 2003, 02:58:22 PM
Koldar approaches Terra after addressing the captain and crew, and speaks.

"Terra, have an eye on them. esspecially if they should stumble over Capher. NO heroic deeds from you either. I'll be the luckiest man ever when I get off this ship soon and these swashbucklers swallowed my story as thoroughly as I hope to. Let's hope for nno more unpleasant surprises."

Terra replies with a slight nod, and her cool tone.

"I will stay on deck and watch them for now, I can no longer tolerate the air in there."

Terra looks out to the dwarves on deck, then continues.

"If there is one thing we can trust about them, it is their superstition and there will to survive long enough to become rich. I will make sure it is adequately impressed that they will die if they face the demon without us."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Time for unusual alliances
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 11, 2003, 07:26:22 AM
Talia follows them, glad that Koldar knows how to dealwith these dwarves. And that he has asked to give other prisoners free. but will the dwarves do this?

"Koldar, ask where this other woman is we met not long ago, wth the nice blue dress!"

***Astropic of the day***



Title: Re: Time for unusual alliances
Post by: Hajarian Ryelliin on June 17, 2003, 03:41:22 PM
OOC: Oi, sorry all for my delay.... RL things, business, and general lack of interest/inspiration. Erky.

IC:
Hajarian's interest had been on Capher the entire time of the group's time in the now dead Captain's quarters. Sensing the growing darkness that spread its influence over the man's mind. There wasn't much light resistance left. The magus paced to the corner of the room, looking up into space as he concentrated his senses on Capher. It wasn't until the shapeshifter had turned into a Chasm Demon that Hajarian spared a look out of the corner of his eye. Watching without fear as the demon ran around in a chaotic manner, never once attacking any of the group. He could have killed us all without much trouble, but there is still some flicker of light in him. I wonder if he'll be able to resist the darkness. It was at that moment that the demon ran out of the room, leaving the confused party members behind. Shrugging lightly, the magus looked at the grounded dwarf, and watched as he was given a deal by the warrior, Koldar.

They are then lead to the main deck by the dwarf, who is then pressured into telling the rest of the crew that they are no longer working against the party, and that they are to not hurt the demon. Even if he attacks them? Hajarian wondered to himself. The dwarves lay down their arms and Koldar commands that he and the group will be maintaining presence in the Captain's quarters for the duration of the journey, before telling Terra to stay and make sure the dwarves did nothing... foolish.

Hajarian turns to Terra and Koldar. "I shall stay out here with you, Lady Terra. We are the two they fear most in any case, I believe." The magus chuckled, folding his hands behind his back.

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Hajarian Ryelliin
Ice Elven Magus -10th Circle



Title: Re: Time for unusual alliances
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 20, 2003, 02:16:22 PM
Hajarian turns to her and Koldar, then addressed them.

"I shall stay out here with you, Lady Terra. We are the two they fear most in any case, I believe."

Terra replies as he begins to chuckle.

"This may need to change. We are protected from Capher for now, but they are not. It may seem strange, but I fear more for these dwarves well being than his if they should encounter each other."


'I am grey. All but those like me see only darkness and light, they do not see the grey between them. In this greyness I dwell. I would not wish this fate on any other.'

Terra Artemos Character Description



Title: Re: Time for unusual alliances
Post by: Koldar Mondrakken on June 22, 2003, 03:44:22 AM
Koldar nods at Talia's proposal.  Turning around he fetches the dwarf who was just giving orders to his comrades under the close surveillance of Terra and Harajan.

"My dear friend." He grins broadly at the dwarf. "We had another passenger with us in our room. It was a woman in a blue dress and long dark hair. I hope you find her quickly and that no harm was done to her, otherwise I fear for our fair agreement!"

The dwarf was close to spit out over these kind words but decides to play nicely and waves to a sailor nearby ordering to find this woman quickly. The next minutes pass in a tensed silence as Koldar, terra and Harajan watch the crew taking up their normal tasks again always aware what might happen if some dwarves rather play brave cutthroats than feeble sailors.

After several minutes several sailors bring Sapphire, obviously still chained up todether with another sailor who was looking very confused.

Koldar looked unpleased at the captain. "I assume this is just a mistake. Release her!" he orders in a demanding voice.

"But, Cap' that..."  - "Ah be quiet!" the captain is obviously fed up with these games and just wants to get over this crisis quickly. "Uncuff her he orders himself."

Koldar walks over to Sapphire kneeling beside her.

"Everything alright?"  


Koldar Mondrakken, Knight of the Moonlight
Weakness is strength. Hope is life.