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Nomad D2
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Not alone in a burned out old library

Finding little of value, Lothor grew frustrated.  It seems anything of much value had been removed from this place already.  The great dragon seemed to have made little impression on things until suddenly appearing in the sky to fight Loki.  Somehow the big warrior doubted she had been idle all that time.  But that did not mean that they would be able to feret out her actions.  Nor did it mean that they needed to do so.  Even with what they knew of her, was the world really much worse off with the dragon than with Loki?  And had not Loki returned from the dead before?  

    For now, he was more concerned about the battle they had been fighting for months. Years.  Decades.  Centuries.  Millenia.  Time travel screwed up even simple thoughts sometimes.  Maybe he should give it up.  The thought made him grin a bit as he replaced his last book and sought out Sirene.  This place gave him the creeps and he felt like there were eyes peering at him from the dark corners - of which there were many.  

     Finging the Fey he expalined all he had found - which didn't take long.  

(OOC:  It didn't seem from the last DM post that Lothor knew about whatever was watching, so all I think I could deal with is the end of the research and finding Sirene.)



Posted on 2019-03-13 at 11:17:58.
Edited on 2019-03-13 at 11:37:03 by Nomad D2

dragon-soul92
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Friend or Foe...?

Arandur exited the tavern with the rest of his companions, squinting at the glaring sun as he cast his eyes up to search for his loyal hawk.
'Talon, my friend,' he called once he saw him, the bird swooping down to perch on his master's shoulder once more.

It was time to move on. As Arandur made his way forward with the others, his gaze darted around at the unusual sights, his pointed ears flicked in annoyance like a horse's at the noises that were almost deafening to his enhanced elf-hearing. He suddenly felt a pressure on his hand and he tensed, wondering who had made contact with him. He pulled his eyes from his surroundings and focussed them on the source of the sudden touch. He discovered his young sister gripping his hand tightly as she, too, cast her eyes around warily. The male elf returned the gesture, but his was of comfort.

'Hush, now, sister,' he consoled her, 'we must be brave. Do not worry, for I will forever be at your side.'

They eventually made it to a large castle and continued on to the general's room. Being an elf from the great forest, Arandur was not used to so much stone surrounding him. It made him feel chilled and morbid as the stone seemed to absorb all the light that bathed it from the flickering candles to the crackling torches and wood fires. This place was a far cry from the bright wooden homes of his race, warm and cheerful.


Humans seem to have similar habitats to dwarves, Arandur noted. The more time I spend with the two races, the more I see the resemblance they have towards each other.

Finally, they reached their destination and Arandur was once again alert to his surroundings. He was in a very unfamiliar place, after all. It would not do to grow lax in his awareness lest he wished to receive any unwelcome surprises. Looking around, he saw knights lining the walls, standing alert, their swords sheathed but lances in hand. Banners, shields with swords crossed behind them and various tapestries decorated the otherwise drab stone walls, a welcome relief for Arandur as he was beginning to grow tired of seemingly endless grey stone. He halted with the rest of his company and waited patiently, ears and eyes ever alert. What Arandur assumed was meant to be a polite exchange, became a commotion and he stood tall, looking over the shoulders before him as he watched the tense proceedings.

One of their number, an aged wizard he remembered was named Allanon, was attempting to cast an incantation upon a human girl whom Arandur had not seen before so knew nothing about. Was this girl friend or foe? What had she done to cause Allanon to react to her in such a dramatic manner? Cor demanded the girl to provide the group with an explanation and Arandur, knowing nothing of the situation, refrained from interfering, lest he inadvertently do something that would place his companions in any danger, especially Rayden. So he just stood perfectly still and observed the proceedings silently and intimately.


Posted on 2019-03-14 at 12:16:47.

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Oooopsy.........

Having learned from Allanan of how to bring Peri back Ulthok was distracted in his thoughts of how to ask Sirene for her help. But first the party made their way to the castle to report to the Kings. It was clear that their new team’s mates were not at all comfortable away from their forest. Rayden and Arandur now held back fear. Hopefully this meeting could be brief and they would catch up with Lothor and Sirene.  

Ulthok and Valene flanked Allanan as the party was ushered into the room where the Kings and remaining general’s waited to receive them. As they entered the crowd parted and there stood Althena Sunblayze, her face lit up as she saw Cor. But her expression changed as she saw Allanan.” “Daddy?” Her eyes wide open, her gaze sweeping each of party members as if asking for help including the new siblings “How, how can this be?” As she backed away as Allanan raised his hands. Ulthok could feel the magic gathering as a spell was being prepared to be cast.

The party had been lead to believe that Althena was Allanan’s daughter and rightful heir to the evil sword that they must be kept out of the hands of the forces trying to over though Trilogy. But Allanan has said he had no daughter.   

Ulthok sensed that the power of the spell Allanan was drawing was not a blessing. If the two of them began a duel in this small room then all in range would suffer. One of these two have lied or even both, the truth needed to be found. Ulthok had no spells ready that could stop either from casting but perhaps he could interfere enough to prevent the situation from escalating. So raising his arms he let out a cheery greeting, “Althena” and stepped forward onto Allanan’s robe, entangling his feet and falling mightily into the mage. As the Halfling fell he reached out and grabbed Allanan’s arm to steady himself.



Posted on 2019-03-16 at 16:50:50.

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We knew this already

Hours upon hours passed, and yet the witch knew little more of the histories than she had before. She would have to seek out the council of her people if they were to learn anything more. At the thought of this a sly smile drew itself across Siréne's face. She could see Mnemosyne's furious response to such a request. That anger would be personal and petulant. While her grandmother's rage was far from pleasant to experience, any break in the ancient fey's impenetrable serenity was a reminder that she was not a god. 

Returning a book to the shelves, Siréne sighed and let her mind wander through her centuries of life. While Faerie had been aloof it had also been beautiful. She wondered when she would find her way back.

Lothor's mortal gait broke the witch from her revery. It seemed the warrior had found little more than she had. These mortal libraries would not have the knowledge they sought. 

As Siréne began to share her own findings, she felt a chilling carress, the tell tale sign of her own magic resistance. Narrowing her eyes, the fey began to search the shadows for signs of the stranger. They were not alone. 

Reaching out, Siréne laid a hand on Lothor's forearm, "My friend, we are not alone. There is someone here weilding magics."



Posted on 2019-03-17 at 11:00:51.

TannTalas
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SIRENE & LOTHER

Reaching out, Siréne laid a hand on Lothor's forearm, "My friend, we are not alone. There is someone here wielding magics."
At once the fighter came more alert, his hand to the pommel of his sword, his gaze slowly, calmly, taking in as much of the lighted library area’s within his sight, but he found nothing.

For Sirene it was different though she could feel its magical gaze or touch, somehow it was almost as if it were right there in the library with them. However as hard as she tried she sensed no other living creature in the library at all. Whoever was wielding such magic was somewhere near, but not close.

A quick whispered conversation and the two were headed out of the library and to the center of the great fortress to reunite with the rest of the group. Though nothing stopped them Sirene could still feel the magics. Though much weaker with every step away from the library the Elf Enchantress knew it still followed them.

MAIN CASTLE WAR ROOM

“Daddy?, How can this be” Her eyes wide open, her gaze sweeping each of party members as if asking for help including the new siblings “How, how can this be?” As Althena backed away a few feet from the group, Allanan raised his hands and began the words of a spell.

For Cor there were too many unanswered questions especially in this new time for him to stand idle.  Rushing forward he shoved Allanon to the side to break the wizard concentration and called out to those gathered in the hall.  

"Restrain that lass. I dinna ken if she is as she has claimed ta be. Allanon, stand down until we find how this meeting has come ta pass. Ye seem ta have some serious explaining ta do lass. I suspect ye talk quickly and truthfully."

Cor continues to move towards Althena. Before the Dwarf Knight Cleric or the guards could move to act on his words new voice entered the room. A voice well versed to being obeyed a voice of unspoken command a female voice. A voice easily known to two of the party at once, the Arch-Mage Allanan and the Halfling Thief/Cleric Valene….. Majestic, the queen of good dragons….

“Hold your places everyone and all will be explained!”

Striding into the room clearly with a purpose was a women of unearthly beauty, one known to Allanan as his dragon mount and lover, to Valene as the Queen of Good Dragons.. Majestic…

“Mother?” A quiet gasp from Althena could be heard by Cor, the dwarf being the closet to the young lady and in his mind there were now more questions then answers. Walking up to Allanan, disregarding all but him, she brought him to her in a tender hug.

“Oh how I have missed you these so many, many years.”

A hand caressing his surprised, or better said shocked face, grabbed the back of his head and again before anyone could say a word, Majesty drew him into a fierce kiss. The room for all of the party, the kings and their guards, the generals and their aides, the many servants, and even the numerous animals was dead silent in stunned surprise.
Finally the two separated, Majestic taking hold of Allanan’s hand, led him to stand before Althena.

“Allanan before you ask you have nothing to fear, yes this is your daughter, but she was not born in the normal way.” This gathered a stunned look from both Allanan and Althena once again

Turning to the others in the room

“Majesty’s, Generals, forgive me but this tale must be a private one for it falls within ancient secrets that only a chosen few even know.”

Gesturing to Allanan and Althena she made to move into another.

“Wait” Turning to look at the others of the group Allanan spoke. “If not for them I would not be here right now. They should know along with me the whole story."

Looking towards the group she nods her head.

“Cor Trollhammer, Valene Beestinger, Ulthok Rydenham, and though I do not know the two of you” She indicates the elf siblings. “Please join us”

Without another word or look she moves from the room followed by Allanan, Althena and the rest of the party.

SMALL MEETING ROOM

As all were seated Majesty continued to stand waiting to tell everyone a tale 1200 years in the making.

“Hmmmm where to begin. Before Allanan left to join the members of this group that had traveled to the past he told me he knew, or rather discovered, that the magical power to return you from the future to your own time was the heart of the greatest of Dragons know to history, Kakaranatha. Even at that time the legends told of her disappearance so for Allanan to find it hidden within the earth under a tower seemed strange to he and I both. He had told me what the time travelers had told him about his disappearance and I knew in my heart that he would not return from this mission. Knowing that a daughter of his even existed in the future was a shock knowing him to be unable to sire children. I realized to keep time on its normal path a daughter would have be created. Taking a few clasps of his hair of hair and a small amount of blood I stored them in a timeless void until needed. Again going by what this group had told Allanan, then he told me, and when the time came, I took those samples of life and using Dragon magic, magic I was punished for using, and created Althena.”

Here did the Dragon Queen pause as she looked to both Allanan and Althena, Althena being held in place by Allanan to clearly stop her from leaving or attacking her ‘mother’

“However I did not see that this ancient magic of the dragons, banned thousands of years after our creation, would give my child the power of the mind, much like that used by the race of the Illithid. From the moment of your creation I was your mother and I loved you as no other then your father who sits beside you. Make no mistake dear Althena, he is your father. I told you he was dead for though I was told of you, nothing was said of your father in this future so I assumed him dead. Only when I was trapped in a cell and was set free by a halfling girl I knew from the past, did I start to think maybe he would come here to this time to help the fight against Karza. That is why I waited after my rescue for any sign of your return. Now here you are returned to me and a world needing your help in destroying an old evil risen once more.”

Her tale told and clearly relived to have told it she moved to sit by Allanan and waited for the questions surely to come……..

(DM OOC: Wow that took a bit to write huh. Ok any questions you or such you want to ask this week is your one and only time to do so. Next post I plan to get you all in gear with a new mission on your quest to destroy the sword. Next post lets say next Sunday the 31st.)



Posted on 2019-03-25 at 00:06:55.
Edited on 2019-03-25 at 03:52:21 by TannTalas

   
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