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Players for this game: Dragon Mistress, Brianna, Nimu, Mithral·Dragon
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Dragon Mistress
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Mora


Mora took the RAing of Protection. "Trillion, you can choose next, though I am not sure this man should have anything as he seems to have questionable morals. He was disguised this morning as an old man when Ninian and I meet him. He also followed me in a surreptitious manner. And given the fact that he absconded with valuables that belong to my family, whether my parents knew of their existence or not, leads me to not trust him, on top of that he seems a bit deranged."


Posted on 2009-08-04 at 22:19:16.
Edited on 2009-08-05 at 01:20:43 by Dragon Mistress

gboy
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All the players got their posts in quickly, update time is now.

Achilles' demands fall on deaf ears, and the witch has ears only for her mistress, Selunine. Tensions run high however, as Mora snaps at him, telling him to be quiet, and return that which he found. While he currently bears the amulet, the book was given to Trillion to attempt to decipher, though it was cast down in the heat of battle, and is on the ground only a few feet away.

However, there were other matters at hand. Selunine asked the witch more questions, which caused her to answer.

"Yes my mistress, all of my enhancements are now dropped. There are no magicks which surround me.

Also, about the key. It is one of a pair. Only the two of them together will grant entrance to the Shrine of the Ancients. While I don't know the exact details, since I have not personally been there myself, Linus has told me to great detail what I must do. In the shrine there will be a door with two holes - one that fits that key, and another which fits the key which Nino has. I was supposed to place my key in the hole, then Nino would approach the door and place hers. At that point, under Linus' orders, I was supposed to freeze my daughter in place with magicks, as when both keys are placed in the door it awakens the guardian of the shrine which must either be defeated, or have a sacrifice given to it. Nino was to be the sacrifice, and I would take the summoning tools and Ninian inside to complete the ritual. The way that it will help you find my daughter is because if she is there first, she must wait for the second key to be entered into the slot before she can proceed. That will be your chance to find her."

"That is all I know my mistress."

Sonia bowed before Selunine, giving respect to her mistress.

Meanwhile, Ninian picked up the book which had been cast away, and brought it over to Mora. "Here's the book Mora. But I don't think it belongs to your family. I've seen it before. I think..." She gulped. "Unless I'm wrong, this book belongs to Eliwood. And it was written by my brother. And you said there was an amulet that was with it? Then that must be... If they are both here then... Maybe Eliwood or Nils have come by here! Maybe they're still alive!"


Posted on 2009-08-04 at 22:29:06.

Nimu
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Fey Demands

Selunine listened to Sonia shaking her head in disgust. The witch had been prepared to sacrifice her own child. This woman, this Linus, whoever these people were they would be stopped. Once the child was neutralized she and the witch were going to have a long conversation. If there was anything more to know she would discover it.

The fey placed a hand beneath Sonia's chin and lifted her face up,"Thank you my pet, that will be all for now." Smiling Selunine spoke in silky tones,"You have been very good. Continue and I shall buy you a delicious treat when we reach a city."

Selunine turned from the woman and sighed again. What waited for them at this shrine? Her combative magicks though not gone were certainly depleted and she had no desire to face what lay in a shrine to the scaly ones without her full strength. Perhaps there was a way to stop the child from reaching the shrine.

They fey turned to Trillion, "I am going to try to call the child back here. It would be best that none raise the shrine at all. Ready yourself and the others, should I succeed I doubt she will return preaching peace."

With that Selunine readied yet another compulsion. Her violet eyes began to glow as she raised the magical energies. She began to chant softly with subtle gestures. Her eyes took on a distant gaze and she began to speak in a seductive voice echoing with power.

"Nino, child your mother misses you. You should come back to the house and see her. After all you cannot complete your mission without her."
(OOC: Casts Demand)


Posted on 2009-08-04 at 23:47:38.

gboy
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So demanding, aren't we?

"Nino, child your mother misses you. You should come back to the house and see her. After all you cannot complete your mission without her."
Selunine waits patiently, listening to the wind for some indication of her spell being successful. After 10 seconds, she hears a voice on the wind.

Yes, I will come back... NOT! My mind is not weak as you think, Selunine Lhianna'anei.
The wind then seems to laugh at you in a mocking fashion. Nino seems to have been able to resist the compulsion, despite Selunine's training in the art.


Posted on 2009-08-09 at 18:52:55.

Nimu
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At some point I'm going to kill that little pip squeak...

Yes, I will come back... NOT! My mind is not weak as you think, Selunine Lhianna'anei.
The childish voice echoed in the wind mocking her. Selunine simple stared ahead for a moment. The child somehow knew her name and that worried her more than Nino's resistance to her charms.

"She resisted the compulsion," the enchantress spoke in a voice that was all but a whisper. "I fear we must follow her."

Slowly shock and worry began to fade away melting into a cold fury. Her violet eyes narrowed and she turned to face Sonia. Rage radiated out from Selunine and her gaze seemed to bore straight through the tattooed woman. She did not reach across the telepathic bond with her usual seductive caress, no this time she reached out with wrathful command.

What manner of being did you spawn that this Nino is so resistant to my charms? What is she capable of? What is she?
Selunine's telepathic voice echoed in Sonia's mind, and the fey watched her awaiting response. Then something shifted in her eyes, like a sudden awareness. Nino had known her name, did the child and these people know what she was? The faery shook her head slightly at the thought, her people had been kept secret for time beyond knowing if there were those in this land that knew of them...

Selunine's glare intensified and she stepped closer to Sonia. Before the witch could answer the fey's first question Selunine reached out again across their telepathic bond.

Your daughter knows my name. Do you and your ilk have knowledge of what I am? If you do you will respond as follows 'I have walked through the mist on sand among the ivory towers.' Now answer me.


Posted on 2009-08-11 at 04:19:30.

Brianna
Not Dragon Mistress
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2282 Posts


Trillion

Trillion waits until Selunine has asked her questions. She was interested in the woman's answers as well. No that she needed to know whatever it was the Selunine obviously was keeping from them. That was her business and if she ever trusted enough ot share well that was time enough to know what it was. It did not bother her in the least that Selunine was keeping a secret.

When the answers are give Trillion enquies. "Do we know where the girl is headed.


Posted on 2009-08-11 at 17:42:25.

gboy
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Scared Sonia

Sonia's eager to please smile disappears instantly as Selunine begins asking her questions again, but this time in a tone of anger, as oppose to the tone of love which had been given just a few seconds ago.

"My mistress, she is simply my daughter, a grey elf, just as I am! There were no experiments of enhancements or anything done! She was simply raised under my care, and was allowed to train as she would."

"She is capable of many fantastic acts... She was flexible, quick, deceitful, stealthy, and able to fight to some extent. She is just a child who was permitted to develop as she would, and then joined the Black Fang like I did when she wished to do so."

At Selunine's next question, Sonia takes longer than usual to respond. But, the silence is short lived as she answers, "I have walked through the mist on sand among the ivory towers."

Sonia's head dropped, unable to stare at her mistress after receiving such harsh questions, and having them delivered in such an angry way. "Mistress, have I failed you?"


Posted on 2009-08-11 at 18:19:38.
Edited on 2009-08-13 at 00:08:08 by gboy

Dragon Mistress
Not Brianna
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1764 Posts


Mora


Mora goes overe to Trillion and asks her about the book and the amulet that had been in the case.

"Is there anything you can discern about these?"



Posted on 2009-08-11 at 20:27:06.
Edited on 2009-08-11 at 20:51:43 by Dragon Mistress

Nimu
RDI Fixture
Karma: 64/11
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I have questions, many questions...

Selunine listened intently as Sonia answered her questions, her child's elven blood was likely enough to help her fight the faery compulsion. A pang of guilt ran through her as she saw the woman's reaction to her anger, her wrath had not been necessary and would do little good. She took a deep breath and calmed her gaze, all would be well.

At her final questions the witch went silent for a time before looking up to answer her, "I have walked through the mists and the sands of the ivory towers."

As the words left Sonia's lips the faery caught her breath. This woman knew her for what she was, she and her ilk all did. They knew, they knew of the Aos Si. For ages untold the fey folk of the Misty Isle had remained hidden in secret, a people forgotten to time. Now that was over. In coming to this world had she unwittingly revealed the existence of her people? Had they already known of the Aos Si? Selunine sighed and shook her head. She no longer was here to save the mortals of Shrie, the survival of her own people was at stake. This Black Fang, whoever they were, she would destroy them.

"Mistress, have I failed you?" Sonia's frightened question pulled the Aos Si enchantress from her reverie.

Selunine looked to the witch and smiled, "No, you have not failed me. You have done well."

The fey picked up Sonia's discarded shirt and handed it to the woman. "You may dress yourself if you wish."

She watched the woman for a moment before turning to her companions. Trillion and Mora had gathered together and Selunine moved to join them. She glanced at each in turn standing silent for a moment.

"My friends, as you know we have a matter most grave on our hands. This woman, her child, and others have joined together to bring the drangons back to this world. It has been foreseen that their return will raze the lands of Shrie. As we speak Nino, the child, is on her way to raise the Shrine of the Ancients. Nino and her mother were to open the Shrine and use Ninian in a ritual to return the dragons to Shrie. Their leader, Linus, seeks to harness their ferocity to control the world."

Selunine pulls an odd shaped key from her belt, "Sonia gave this to me. It is part of a pair and Nino has it's twin. Only together will they grant entrance to the Shrine of the Ancients. Without this key Nino will be barred entrance to the Shrine, and without Ninian the ritual cannot be completed."

"I fear we cannot leave the matter be, she might well find another entrance to the Shrine. But should we go to stop her all that is needed for the ritual will be in the Shrine. Though time is of the essence we must proceed with caution and devise some plan to stop the child."

"I am going to speak with Sonia for awhile. This is bigger than the two we encountered today and I would know all I can. Perhaps with more information we will be able to stop what has been foreseen. Just give me some time to talk with her privately."

Selunine glanced at each of the women in turn once more before turning from them to lead Sonia aside. She and the witch walked a distance from the others, to a point where Selunine was sure that none of the others would be able to overhear them. The fey produced a gold coin from her pouch and pressed it into Sonia's palm. She reached out across the telepathic bond, once again with the returned seductive sweetness.

You have done well my pet, the coin is yours to keep. I will continue to give you treats if you continue your good behavior.

There is much that I must know, and you will answer all my questions with the utmost truthfulness. You will conceal nothing from me. All that you know must be open to me.

You say you know what I am. What am I? How do you know what I am? What do you know of my kind? How many know of our existence? How does your daughter know my name? Do you and your ilk have further knowledge of me beyond this meeting here?

You have told me that both Nino and yourself are members of the Black Fang. What is the Black Fang? What are your plans? What else beyond this ritual is to be done? Tell me all that you know of this.

Ninian is the key to returning dragons to Shrie, why? Tell me what you know of her.

You have spoken much of a man named Linus. Who is he? I would know all you know of him?

Selunine punctuated her questions with a telepathic caress and then stood back waiting for the coming answers.


Posted on 2009-08-14 at 17:29:37.
Edited on 2009-08-14 at 17:30:57 by Nimu

gboy
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She didn't say she knew what you were...

Sonia's face brightens up as Selunine gives her the gold coin.

"My mistress, I would never think of trying to disobey you, and never would I wish to not fulfill your wishes to my fullest ability. I will be open to you as I would be a lover."

As Selunine asks her questions telepathically, Sonia's face turns to confusion, but still eager to please.

"Um, mistress, are you not an elf? Last time I was there... you were all elves in the misty isles. Has that changed? Or... I'm sorry, I should not be asking questions mistress. I know that you live for a long time... as you share my lineage, if not the exact same variety.

My daughter knows you name because of what Linus has told us. He noticed a ship coming from the misty isles in his scrying while he was searching for Ninian. Nobody has left the misty isles in a long time... and so, he made note of it.

The Black Fang is... well, many things. It was established in the year 77 DE when there was a large increase in crime among the humanoid population. It was established as an underground policing between cities. However, when the war began, it was turned into a strike force against the dragons. It was an elite team of strikers, that was able to take down a dragon in seconds. However, when the dragons were taken down, the elite soldiers were left with nothing to do, and very little recognition... which didn't sit well with them. Linus then stepped in, convincing us to become a band of thieves, so that we could take what was our rightful reward for our exploits. And so, we became a band of thieves. But then we were hated. And then... he said we could take control of the humans so that we could have power and respect. And so that's when he came to us with dragons.

Beyond the ritual... we plan to rule the world. It's fairly simple. That's what I know, and that's all I need to know. I will have power and respect, which I deserve for what I've done for this world."

Sonia makes a puzzled expression, and cocks her head to the side. "You mean Ninian has not told you why she is being hunted. It's simple, sh-" Sonia's lips move, but the words are drowned out by something louder.

"No! Selunine, please don't inquire about that!" Ninian's voice pierces the air like a shrill cry that drowns out Sonia. She then blushes and backs down. "I mean... don't... just don't. Please?"

Sonia stares at Ninian. "Would you like me to repeat what I just said, but was drowned out, mistress?"


Posted on 2009-08-23 at 04:33:04.

Brianna
Not Dragon Mistress
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2282 Posts


Trillion

Trillion moves up to Ninianm her aura of good a palpable presence. "Ninian. fear not. We will not judge you by what others say. Be truthful and tell us yourself. I promise not harm will come to you from you telling us the truth from your own lips."


Posted on 2009-08-23 at 05:18:01.

Nimu
RDI Fixture
Karma: 64/11
1267 Posts


Actually she did, but I'll work with it...

"Um, mistress are you not an elf? Last time I was there... you were all elves in the misty isles. Has that changed? Or... I'm sorry, I should not be asking questions mistress. I know that you live for a long time... as you share my lineage, if not the exact same variety."

The faery woman listen carefully to Sonia's words pressing a white finger to her lips. It would seem that though there was knowledge of the Misty Isle they were still ignorant of what the Aos Si truly were. In truth her people were cousins to the elves of Shrie, but they were not one and the same. That Sonia had been to her homeland would have to be dealt with, but for now the secret of her fey heritage remained intact. She would have to talk further with the woman, but that conversation would have to be in private. For now the matter at hand had to be dealt with.

With glowing violet eyes Selunine gazed at the tattooed woman. She took a breath and reached out across the bond.

My pet of course I am an elf. I am as elven as you are. Yet there are few who still know of my homeland and so I needed to ask what you know of it. Someday soon we shall speak more of this, but for now we have other matters that concern us.
Selunine listened on as Sonia continued to answer her questions, there was much that had transpired and much that could not be allowed to pass. This Black Fang fascinated her, when there was time she would have to learn more. The witch continued, but as she went to speak of Ninian a shrill cry pierced the air.

"No! Selunine, please don't inquire about that!" Ninian's voice pierces the air like a shrill cry that drowns out Sonia. She then blushes and backs down. "I mean...don't...just don't. Please?"

At Ninian's first utterance Selunine snapped her head in her direction. Silver tresses flew about wildly as she quickly turned to face the other woman. Who was she? First the razor teeth and now this, what was she? Yet despite her own curiosity Selunine let it be, she had secrets of her own and if Ninian wished to keep secrets it was not her place to stand in the way. The fey nodded to Ninian before returning her attentions to her thrall.

Sonia stared at Ninian, "Would you like me to repeat what I just said, but was drowned out, mistress?"

Selunine smiled at the woman before responding aloud, "That will not be necessary. If Ninian wished to keep that secret then we shall let her do so. On to other matters, I have asked you of Linus and would know all you know of him."


Posted on 2009-08-29 at 01:38:36.
Edited on 2009-08-29 at 01:39:17 by Nimu

gboy
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Game Post.

Ninian visibly struggles with herself at the request made by Trillion to tell them what seemed to be revealed by Sonia. "Trillion, my friend... At least, I hope so... I... I will tell you sometime. But certain things that this witch knows... are not by my choice. I am one who would keep my secrets until I die... but I am guessing that this will come out at some point. Just... not now? Please?"

Ninian stares with big emerald eyes at Trillion, hoping that she will not press the question, and having absolute truth in what she said.

Meanwhile, Selunine returned to questioning Sonia.

"Linus, my mistress. Well... where do I start? Linus is what he wishes to be. His form never stays the same... it's unnerving. He shifts his form to keep himself unnoticed among societies while he spies on them. But, he still remains the same on the inside. Many people have called this being a doppleganger, but I don't know if that's the exact term for it.

He is an incredibly powerful magician. A wizard of untold powers and capabilities. But what's odd is he takes his power from souls. He is able to harness the power of a dead creature's life force, and make it his own. He thrives off this power, and uses it to grant him various kinds of strength and powers. He can become more nimble, or he can change shape entirely - more so than usual - and gain that creatures abilities. He has his own private study which is full of his spellbooks. I was in there once. He had almost 50 books in there. It was amazing! How I would've loved to just spend one day in there copying spells... But such is a foolish wish. He would never let anyone do that while he was alive.

He was one of the powerful leaders in the great war between man and dragon. However his goals during that time were... skewed. He did not seek to destroy the dragons, but conquer them, dominate them, use them under his own control. And some he did. He used his magic to manipulate them against their own kind. I think it's one kind of magical backlash from using magic on a dragon. It made him... strange. He was rumoured to have died, that's why he's still alive today. He probably set it up on his own. There's no way they would've let him live after his actions in that war. Now, he is the leader of the Black Fang. And that is that."

"Does my mistress require anything else?"


Posted on 2009-08-29 at 18:14:35.

Dragon Mistress
Not Brianna
Karma: 68/55
1764 Posts


Mora


Mora waits on the mages of the group to tell her about the amulet, but she takes the time to look over the book that was in the chest.

Mora, would have loved to go be comforted my her partents, but strangely they were acting oddly. She kept look at them. Badon was visiblay burning the smoke rising into the air. The populations were now undead, and they sat here as if nothing were wrong.

"Father, Mother," shes finally is moved to speak to them, "What is going on?"


Posted on 2009-08-29 at 18:22:57.

Nimu
RDI Fixture
Karma: 64/11
1267 Posts


More Questions

The faery listened as Sonia described Linus and her violet eyes narrowed further and further. Memories of her vision of the burning Badon came to her. An elderly man had wandered the death littered streets bending before one group of corpses and then another. Those very corpses had risen and torn the flesh from their bodies. Had that man been Linus? Worse had he been the one to conjure the breath of Melios that had seared the city?

Each of the woman's answers brought more questions and though Nino needed to be stopped she dared not leave this place until she had learned all she could from Sonia. Selunine smiled at the witch and touched her shoulder.

"Tell me Sonia, what do you know of the conflagration of Badon? Was Linus there? Did Linus and the Black Fang have a hand in the bolt of light that dropped from the heavens and destroyed the city?"


Posted on 2009-08-29 at 22:54:48.

   


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