Selunine watched as Trillion blinked out of sight and nodded. It was time to deal with the skeletons. Violet eyes glowing brightly and arcane power pouring through her she glared at the undead masses. Focusing the arcane tempest she began to chant and gesture esoterically. With a flurry of gestures and keening wail she threw her hands forward.
Crack. A brilliant blue white bolt of lightning flashed streaking from her fingertips into the nearest skeleton. Crack. The electric bolt jumped from the first skeleton to the next and continued streaking through the animated corpses.
Selunine dropped her hands to her sides as thunder roared in the aftermath. Never taking her eyes from the skeletons she readied her next spell.
(OOC: Casts Chain Lightning; targets the skeletons)
Badon Selunine felt her raw power course through her, exciting everything from her fingertips to the hairs on the back of her neck. Static electricity was forming, and steadily growing into something more powerful, more deadly. Her eyes glowed with the powerful magics behind them, and Selunine's fingertips began to turn a bright blue, almost white. With one final utterance, and a thrust of her hands, a brilliant bolt of electric fury leaped from her hands, striking the nearest skeleton.
Selunine watched her bright bolt fly toward the nearest skeleton, and instantly bounce of toward another one, only to have the process repeat. Before her eyes, skeletons dropped, shattering to pieces. Six skeletons collapsed to the ground, but the lightning bolt didn't stop there. It kept blasting away, leaping from corpse to corpse until the energy faded, and the brilliant blue light winked out.
However, Selunine's sudden onslaught now had the attention of many skeletons, and all the skeletons that were hit by the bolt of energy turned to face Selunine. Moving together, lurching forward, they slowly began to advance towards her, their claws slightly charred, but still sharp.
Central Badon Morasennarion, Achilles, Hector and Ninian stood in the middle of a large crowd of skeletons. For some unknown reason, the skeletons kept a constant distance around the group, though some claws reached in in an attempt to catch you, only to be jerked back.
"Good to see you Hector,"
"Hector, I am heading for my home, come with us. You can not deal with all these undead before you wear out you arm."
Hector smiles. "Ah, I could take 'em all, you know I could. But I'll agree with you, it would be much better to check on your family than for me to sit here enjoying the whole day beating my way out of this town. Let's go, with all due haste. You want I should clear a path?"
Ninian shakes her head. "It would appear as though the mindless creatures hold some aversion to us. They will not approach within this radius. I have no understanding as to why, but I will not deny fate it's gifts."
And the group slowly, but surely made their way towards the outskirts of town, the skeletons peeling back from in front, and swarming in from behind, but always staying a constant distance. At the edge of the city, you can see a lone figure standing, and even though the figure is far away, you can see two faint globes of purple near the top of the humanoid. They could possibly be her eyes.
Central Badon (Trillion) Trillion silently glided over the masses of skeletons. From the air, Trillion changed her original estimate that there were hundreds of skeletons, to that of thousands. Maybe tens of thousands. However, it was easy to identify where the group had been. A large pillar was still intact in the center of the town. She had seen someone standing there... at least she thought. On her way out though, she notice that he had moved... and had company.
A group of four people was walking towards the exit, and they seemed to be having no trouble. The skeletons stayed away from them for some reason, but she couldn't see any reason why. However, there was one man in that group who looked older... it was the man she had seen on the pillar! So her instincts told her to continue the plan. Moving her arms, she began to cast an incantation to lift him up...
But, it did not seem as though the spell was taking effect. The man was not being lifted off the ground, as she had intended. She knew that the spell only worked on a willing target, but this man obviously had no intention of being lifted from the ground. Therefore, the magic energy which had been built up faded away, the magics not taking effect.
The Holy City of Alimar
The guards looked at Kandar skeptically.
"Business important for the Apostle? You really are new here, I can tell. The apostle doesn't just talk to everyone who's here on pilgrimage. She only grants an audience to the people which she sees in prophetic visions. I'll let you into the city, but you aint gonna see the Apostle unless the Apostle comes looking for you. And I don't want no funny business with you saying you're some great heroes, and breaking into the apostle's office to attempt to speak with her."
With that, the guard pulls his spear back, admitting entrance to the two.
Upon the entrance to the city, Vanian looks around, taking everything in. "You don't suppose we're going to be in one of them prophetic visions, do you? I mean... if what you say is true; and knowing your kind it is, I have reason to believe that we are a significant enough role in her life to be able to be granted an audience... but, maybe she's destined to die."
The streets are bustling, and there is a massive building in the middle of the town, seemingly made from pure gold. It shines with the sun, though it seems more brilliant. All around you, people hustle, and bustle, and anything you want to do, you see a building which you are able to do it.
My god that bone was bashed right towards me. First one that hit me all day. Well Mrs katana woman. You're not too kind at giving directions to an old man coming from work, but you still gave them. And you mr. Greataxe, should really watch where you send those dead flying. So i can only assume you are the last survivor of Badon. You two know each other? Just have on question, see any stone horses lately? As Achilles ask for assistance in his search around town for his belongings. But wait, the ever so humorous Achills decides to pick a bone of the skeletons and decides to use that as a throwing stick. He throws them at skeletons and picks up a new one. Rinse and repeat.
Posted on 2009-04-02 at 15:57:57.
Edited on 2009-04-02 at 16:05:01 by Falas
Aye' you guys see that, that thing. It looks almost human but i don't know many people with purple eyes. Achilles grunts and says "Ah oh well, guess i'll find my stuff later. Dropping his bone, Achilles begins to wield it's staff as a walking stick just in case there's any trouble(Trying not to look hostile). He decides he will go with the group wether they choose to approach the thing or not.
Posted on 2009-04-02 at 16:02:26.
Edited on 2009-04-08 at 00:15:56 by Falas
The magical tempest raged through Selunine as she faced the oncoming skeletons. Though charred and blacked they still moved towards her. She looked up to the skies searching for any sign of Trillion and the stranger on the pillar, there was none. Selunine sighed, hoping her spell had bought the other woman enough time to do what needed to be done.
Selunine returned her gaze to the approaching skeletons. She was out of the reach of their claws but they would make it to her soon enough. The magic raging through her now was more than enough to destroy them all, but she dare not unleash any great power of destruction now lest she attract the attention of all the undead. She released the tempest of power and smiled. A trickle of magic remained, it was an innate part of her embedded into every fiber of her being. With the innate fey magic that flowed through her veins Selunine reached out into the air. Her mind called out to the winds and the skies, they answered.
The air began to thicken before her in a swirling vortex. Grayish white clouds took form within the rushing air growing larger and larger until a great gaseous form towered over the fey and the skeletons. The great cloud roared with the low rumble of thunder and wailing screech of a tornado as it descended on the approaching skeletons.
Selunine watched as the elemental spun towards the skeletons and her violet eyes began to glow again with magic.
(OOC: Fey Spell Like Ability: Summon Nature's Ally V - 1 Large Air Elemetal has been summoned)
Kandar motions to his new friend to follow him People cleared out of the way of the two unusual looking and untrusted outer planar creatures. They were both used to it though as they were always persecuted because of their race, they headed for the golden mirrored building amazed and hardly taking their eyes off of it. They carried on their way Kandar was sure that the apostle resided here so was looking for an entrance frantically skirting the perimeter of the huge tower. No wonder he thought why people were so led by religion when structures were built like this when they lived in simple huts made of straw and mud.
Posted on 2009-04-05 at 16:05:27.
Brianna Not Dragon Mistress Karma: 105/32 2282 Posts
Trillion's levitate did not take effect, she knew she should have mentioned something to her target so he would have accepted her help. Well live and learn and she had a lot to learn yet and humans.
She saw that the small party of people with the human on the pillar seemed to be moving away through the skeletons that would not approach them closely. She was sure what spell could do that but she would find out later.
IF they are headed towards selunine she will let them continue if not she will call out. Aime more towards there making herself visible and pintng to where Selunine is. Selunin has cast spells to take out some of the skeletons coming her way.
Trillion moves forward to aid here. Drawing on her powers to cast a huge fireball on the creatures.
Badon Selunine whirled the mystical energies around her, giving the air itself form. The hulking form of air gave a small bow to it's summoner. Though it does not make a turning motion, it redirects itself to attack the approaching mindless undead.
Bones flew in every direction as the whirling form struck the skeletons. Fragments blew in a circle around the whirling vengeful spirit of air. However, the skeletons don't seem to be moving away from it. They do however, part before it, as a group of people whom you had originally seen emerged from the ruins of the city.
The air elemental seems to recognize the sentience and intentions of this group, and allows them to pass, so that they now are in front of you.
Central Badon Morasennarion, Falas Ninian and Hector walked through the hole in the mass of skeletons. The sound of bones knocking together caused an eerie sound to form all around them when they moved, as the skeletons crashed against each other.
Eventually however, the group came out from the city, emerging in front of the woman who had the purple eyes, still glowing bright with a brilliant light. In front of her was a large mass of swirling air, who permitted them to pass, then continued his apparent job of beating back the skeletons so that they wouldn't approach the woman. She looked at you, a smile on her face.
Badon (Trillion) Trillion followed the strangers back towards Selunine, sending a fireball towards the skeletons in the opposite direction, leaving many charred bones where she launched it.
Soon though, she finds herself next to Selunine again, though still invisible, and with the other group.
The Holy City of Alimar Kandar and Vanian dashed through the crowds of people traveling to the central building of Alimar, the large golden building. The streets were busy with people, but determination drove him towards his goal or that building.
Arriving in the building, Kandar realized that it was not so much a house, but what seemed to be a museum. Three corpses lay just inside the door, two armoured men, and a elegantly dressed woman. The wounds seemed minimal, but the eyes were glazed over in a lifeless stare.
"Small marks in red lead towards that hallway. Possibly footprints of the murderer. They seem quite far apart, suggesting running." Vanian said. "Perhaps they are already here, and maybe we are too late. Maybe the Apostle's death has already happened. But it's worth pursuing, isn't it?"
However, a weak voice called out. "You're here to stop the murderer?" You cannot discern the location of the voice, but it is obviously afraid.
"Reveal yourself hidden one." Kndar looked about him nervously a droplet of perspiration appearing on his forehead. He calmed a moment and spoke quietly to the voice "yes we are here to stop him." Kandar turned to look at Vanian he looked ready he had been a fighter before and was used to these situations, Kandar however had only practiced on dummies and his strength was in flight not on land. He grimaced though and started forward determined to save the apostle. He must end this!
The Holy City of Alimar
"Okay... I can sense the good in you."
From inside one of the stone pillars comes a young looking girl. Shoulder length red hair flows from her head, framing her emerald eyes. A deep tan helps to accentuate her features.
"Please, the apostle is in danger. A man dressed in black darker than night came in here and slaughtered the guards and the curator... it was terrible. I only managed to escape due to my talents in the magical arts." A single tear begins to fall down her cheek as she recalls the previous event.
"I'm worried that the same will happen to the apostle. However, this place is very large, and it will take him very long to find the apostle if he searches every nook and cranny..."
The girl now sobs heartily and audibly. "But... maybe if... Durandal... you might... have... a chance..."
Kandar approached the girl warily knowing her talents must be great even as small as she is, "Hi, don't cry, now you must do exactly as i say ok, you are correct the apostle is in grave danger but we, all three of us, we can save him, now firstly who is durandal?" Kandar hoped he was someone else who could help he wasnt sure him and the tiefling could pull it off single handedly. "Also you must show me to the apostle, that is if you know where he is of course." Now come girl i will go first direct me. he motioned to Vanian to fall in behind her protecting her in the middle she was vital if they were to save the apostle. If the Apostle died the world would be in turmoil 'ah perfect for the dragon summoning' he thought to himself come on now he must rush the loner child in the city, will be the man who saved the world he would be remembered he swore of it.
The Holy City of Alimar
The girl took comfort in Kandar's conversation and comfort. "We can... we can save him? Who are you... Oh! You must be making reference to the apostle. The Apostle is a woman. And Durandal... maybe it's better if you come with me. But hurry."
The small girl rushed past Kandar and Vanian led them behind the counter at the front door. Muttering to herself, she finally found something that she may have been looking for. With a small flick, a door opens, leading to a spiral staircase that winds up for what seems to be forever. She ushers you in, closing the door behind you.
"First off, I'll fill you in on the Apostle. Her name is Jessica, but she never goes by that. Her formal title is her holiness. And... she's not in this building. That man was dull enough to think that just because this was the largest building that she would be here. But no... something much more valuable is here."
"In here are the 10 legendary weapons of the heroes. Durandal was the weapon of Baldorf, The tiger. He was a master swordsman, you should be able to take it in your hands and call on its strength to help you. With it, you should be able to save the apostle."
Arriving at the top of the staircase, you find yourself in a room with ten pedestals. The woman guides you hurriedly over to a sword in the pedestal. Behind it shows a picture of a Dwarf with an orange beard, the weapon glowing with fire in his hands. The weapon however, will not budge under Kandar's pull.
Off in the distance however, a small light begins to faintly glow. From your distance, you cannot tell what it is. However, upon approach, you find that it's a beautifully crafted longbow in front of an elf with a tattoo of a bird's head on her arms. In front of her, the weapon glows with a bright light.
Posted on 2009-04-17 at 21:43:07.
Brianna Not Dragon Mistress Karma: 105/32 2282 Posts
Trillion fly back after fireballing serval groups of skeletons close to where Selunine was. How however with the small group that had moved throught the skeletons unharmed seemingly in a protective circle around them Trillion flew back to Selunine. and announced her self and she dropped down and turned visible.
Though most of her attention was on the undead still going their way.
"It does nto seem to be ending anytime soom Trillion remarks. Never in my life have I seen so many undead together in own place. it would seem as if this whole town had been turned to undead."
Greetings I am Trillion and this is Selunine." she gestures to the woman. "We were on our way to Badon mostly just to visit it. When we saw signs of smoke in the distance and came to investigate.
Selunine watches as the torrent of air descends on the skeletons. Fragments of bone flew through the air as the elemental struck out at the corpses. Yet the skeletons did not move away from the creature but rather continued their forward march, an unending tide of bone. Holding onto the magical tempest Selunine readied another spell. As she begins to raise the energy to spin into her spell a group of survivors emerge from the sea of skeletons. They were a group of four, two men and two women. The skeletons parted before them, as if they were unwilling to get too close to the companions - something held them at bay.
Trillion appeared by her side as the four companions made their way in front of her. The skeletons continued to keep their distance, and she began to wonder just what power repelled them. Did one of these four hold necrotic power?
"Greetings I am Trillion and this is Selunine." Trillion greeted the four as she gestured to her. "We were on our way to Badon mostly just to visit it. When we saw signs of smoke in the distance and came to investigate."
"I suggest that we leave and head north to my home, I want to check on my parents. It is not far. I think it would be best to leave the dead to the dead." one of the women says points off to the woods to the north.
Selunine watched as the woman begins to head off in that direction. Something of this quartet held the skeletons back, she would follow them for a time. Perhaps she had found others that could fight off the power of Melios. Time would tell, and she would have to be cautious. The fey woman stepped forward to follow this unknown woman.
"What power do you possess that repels these skeletons?" Selunine asked the four not knowing which of them would answer.
She was not usually this forward, but now was the time for subversive means. A sense of urgency was in the air and she felt it strongly.