Feb 13

Shadowcaller says (5:13 PM):
What was Promise slashin with?
*slashing
Wolfbane says (5:14 PM):
All he has is his axe now
Shadowcaller says (5:19 PM):
Okay, Zul moves away from the axe, not not far enough from it so it dosen't hit him fully, like he *wants* to be hit. It cuts him lightly in the arm, but black blood basically sprays from the wound (like in a slasher movie) right over Hope and Promise (roll save VS fear )
Shadowcaller says (5:21 PM):
In the second portal that opened at the side of the landscape a black tentacle creature is dragging itself out. A smaller green one is emerging from the first portal where Cessie and maybe Aegnor is.
Aegnor says (5:22 PM):
(yay new ME2 DLC
(blah just armor and wep)
Shadowcaller says (5:24 PM):
(Well, some of us have to actually buy the things.)
Wolfbane says (5:25 PM):
Promise is a bit too enraged to feel fear. >.>
Shadowcaller says (5:27 PM):
Ah Zul makes a small cut in Promises trosos as he retreats way from them
Aegnor says (5:27 PM):
(DLC is free. ^^)
Wolfbane says (5:27 PM):
I thougth Promise had silver armor?
thought*
Shadowcaller says (5:27 PM):
(Yeah, if you download it illegally…)
Aegnor says (5:27 PM):
(No, it's always free.)
Shadowcaller says (5:27 PM):
(Oh.)
Shadowcaller says (5:28 PM):
(Well, don't except me to remember every detail… I guess Promise is unhurt then.)
Happy says (5:30 PM):
Hope shrugs off the fear as well.
Wolfbane says (5:30 PM):
Promise follows through with another attack, aiming to try and hit Zul's ankles.
Shadowcaller says (5:31 PM):
Zul is moving quickly backwards, towards the edge of the landscape.
Happy says (5:31 PM):
Hope sends a holy blast at Zul. Sure hope Aegnor arrives with that orb before they kill him
Wolfbane says (5:32 PM):
Yeah
Shadowcaller says (5:33 PM):
This time Zul is prepared and dodges the Bolt, changing direction, he tries to make counter attacks as you attack, but he's too careful for any of you hitting each other. You make small cuts and more blood sprays, but it dosen't seem to effect either of you.
Shadowcaller says (5:34 PM):
Michicora is sprinting around him, cutting off the escape route to the right, Allyria dosen't seem to know what to do really, she keeps herself in the background.
Shadowcaller says (5:38 PM):
Zul tries to escape from the other side, to keep himself from being trapped at the edge.
Wolfbane says (5:39 PM):
Promise tries to block his path if possible
Shadowcaller says (5:40 PM):
(Kind of need more peoples actions here.)
Happy says (5:44 PM):
Hope is working with Promise to do the same.
Shadowcaller says (5:45 PM):
(Well, from a certain person… what about Simone?)
Aegnor says (5:50 PM):
And Aegnor stays near Cessie and shoots at things, mainly Zul if possible
Wolfbane says (5:50 PM):
Is he going to use the orb? We kind of have to
Aegnor says (5:50 PM):
he'll use the whatever when they can
I don't know how it works
Shadowcaller says (5:53 PM):
Uh, right. Zul strafes left, Promise, Hope and Michicora follows him. Cessie and Aegnor are blasting whatever is coming out of the first portal. A third portal opens up at Zul's escape path, 1 black monster and two green ones have emerged from the second portal and is making their way towards the main party, Cessie is summoning an fire elemental to keep them under check.
Wolfbane says (5:54 PM):
Promise keeps attacking. Not to kill, just to make him inable to move.
Aegnor says (5:54 PM):
Aegnor takes out the orb and heads to them. Do we know how it works? >.>
Wolfbane says (5:55 PM):
(Yeah, just touch it to him I believe)
Shadowcaller says (5:57 PM):
A huge black tentacle mosnter comes out of the black portal, it spits a black goo on Michicora. It appears to be the same type of goo that Promise was hit with.
Shadowcaller says (6:01 PM):
Michicora hits the creature with a bolt right in it's open maw as a response, it dosen't even seem capable of screaming.
Shadowcaller says (6:02 PM):
It just goes on towards the group, that bolt should have hit the brain.
Shadowcaller says (6:03 PM):
Zul uses this distraction to go right into the darkness of the portal, Aegnor can see he just goes out on the other side of it however, but to the others it looks like he just dissapeared.
Wolfbane says (6:03 PM):
Promise growls and turns his attention to the beasts
Happy says (6:05 PM):
As does Hope. She's working with Promise, keeping him covered.
Shadowcaller says (6:09 PM):
The creature lashes one of it's larger tentacles at Promise, it''s suprisingly silent, but that might be since it lacks a tounge and eyes, it's open maw closes and opens cosntantly as it fights you.
Wolfbane says (6:09 PM):
He'll try to cut off the tentacles
Shadowcaller says (6:10 PM):
It ensnares his leg before he manages to cut it off.
There are blasts from Cessie's magic behind you.
Shadowcaller says (6:11 PM):
The portals appears to open at a faster rate now.
Aegnor says (6:12 PM):
Aegnor goes after Zul I suppose
Happy says (6:12 PM):
*sigh*
i don't think any of us are up for combat
Happy says (6:13 PM):
can we cut scene the combat and just do the roleplay and reveals and stuff?
Shadowcaller says (6:13 PM):
(Hey, you are almost there )
(I was just going to have you cutting of zul… but eh.)
Wolfbane says (6:15 PM):
(thanks )
Shadowcaller says (6:16 PM):
(Okay… then I need to decide how this ends…)
(One moment.)
Happy says (6:17 PM):
(sorry, if it was just me, I wouldn't have said anything, but kind of feels like Murska and Wolfy are forcing it too.)
Shadowcaller says (6:18 PM):
(I know.)
(I'm not blind )
(But we have never really fast forward combat before… I was unsure what to do.)
Aegnor says (6:19 PM):
kinda busy
Aegnor says (6:20 PM):
and I'm so out of touch with IF
not really in the role at all
Shadowcaller says (6:20 PM):
Indeed
Shadowcaller says (6:22 PM):
ANyhow… just to cut things short… Zul falls off the edge.
Happy says (6:22 PM):
yeah. we should have had some roleplay scenes for a while to get back into it, but we couldn't since we stopped in the middle of a dungeon
Shadowcaller says (6:23 PM):
Cessie manages to close the portal off with Allyria's help.
(Hey I'm always in-character )
Shadowcaller says (6:24 PM):
The ghostly presence at the tower appears to have dissapeared completely once it closes.
Shadowcaller says (6:25 PM):
Cessie expresses an intrest to return to return here once everything is finished.
Shadowcaller says (6:26 PM):
She belives this have a lot of intresting research she could use. Heck, she might even be able to rebuild it.
Shadowcaller says (6:27 PM):
There is one singel cub alive, you find it under the corpse of a human that appears to have protected it.
It's barely alive but Hope manages to save it with her healing energy.
Shadowcaller says (6:29 PM):
You leave the tower and look around for Zul's corpse, which you eventually find. Aegnor uses the orb on him.
There…
Wolfbane says (6:29 PM):
(Mind if Promise does one last thing on top of the tower?)
Shadowcaller says (6:29 PM):
(Not at all.)
Wolfbane says (6:30 PM):
(He'd stay behind a bit to do it so the others could search for Zul.)
Happy says (6:30 PM):
Hope will stay with Promise, holding the cub.
Wolfbane says (6:30 PM):
"Cessie, I need a circle. Please." He sounds at the verge of breaking down.
Shadowcaller says (6:32 PM):
"…of course Promise, anything." She metters a prayer to Artaris as she makes the circle, glancing at the corpses around you.
Wolfbane says (6:33 PM):
He kneels down in front of the circle. "Nega? Can you hear me?"
( <.<)
Shadowcaller says (6:35 PM):
(Hehe….)
Shadowcaller says (6:38 PM):
There is something that would resemble static, magical static in this case appearing inside the circle and soon enough you can hear a voice. Two red eyes appears, floating in mid-air in the middle of the circle "State your bussiness with Nega and we will answer your call as soon as possible" Comes a metalic voice from within the circle
Shadowcaller says (6:39 PM):
Cessie looks doubtful at Promise, but dosen't say anything.
Wolfbane says (6:40 PM):
"I am Promise, chosen of Zubera. I was once a friend of Ai when he was a servant. I need to speak to Nega, it's important." His voice hasn't gotten better.
Shadowcaller says (6:40 PM):
The voice replies directly "Your application have been stated, please wait while we are stating your request. Your option matters to us. Would you like to listen to some music while you wait?"
Wolfbane says (6:41 PM):
"No." He goes to move the wolfen cub bodies into a neat line while he waits.
Shadowcaller says (6:42 PM):
"You can't seriously-" Cessie stops herself, glancing away.
Happy says (6:43 PM):
Hope remains by the circle, holding the little cub.
Shadowcaller says (6:44 PM):
After a long time a vague female form appears in the circle along with mist, making her apperance very hard to see directly. "Wolfbane… Promise? It was some time since we spoke…"
Wolfbane says (6:46 PM):
"I…am not sure if we have spoken before, but if we have, I apologize." He pauses, trying to collect his thoughts. "I need to ask…no, /beg/ something of you."
Shadowcaller says (6:49 PM):
"…I'm starting to see where this is going. And before you say anything, I *want* to help, but I'm restricted — there are rules darling." She says, sorrow in her voice.
Happy says (6:49 PM):
"Please, Nega."
Wolfbane says (6:51 PM):
"My mate once told me that you offered to bring many back to life, or none. Don't these cubs deserve to have their own lives?"
Shadowcaller says (6:52 PM):
"Promise, that was before the rules, I was forced to stop that…"
"Artaris, the lesser gods…"
Wolfbane says (6:53 PM):
Promise's fur raises a bit in anger. "And they wouldn't understand? How would they be so cold as to let them die like this? Alone, clinging to each other as they starved or died from cold."
Wolfbane says (6:54 PM):
He drops his head, looking down. "i promised I'd bring them back…"
I*
Happy says (6:54 PM):
"They wanted to live. They fought to survive until their last moment. Isn't that what you do? Fulfil desires?"
Shadowcaller says (6:55 PM):
"Yes! I want to help! I always wanted to. But — if I do this, there will be complications, people might die."
Wolfbane says (6:56 PM):
"How? From the sound of it people wouldn't get hurt before."
Shadowcaller says (6:58 PM):
"It's complicated, Artaris requested from me that dead shouldn't be cheap. And there were arguments of some blance between life and death, but I never took them seriously. Bottom-line is, this would cause a major conflict… if ever found out."
*death
"And there is so many of them…"
Shadowcaller says (6:59 PM):
Cessie: "What about the humans?" She says coldly.
Wolfbane says (6:59 PM):
(Were there human children?)
Happy says (6:59 PM):
(no, just wolfen)
Shadowcaller says (6:59 PM):
(There were human adults.)
Happy says (6:59 PM):
"The humans were adults. They chose to be here."
Wolfbane says (7:00 PM):
"They at least had a /chance/ for their life. The children didn't. I don't care what race they are. Cessie, you should know me better than that." He sounds rather hurt.
Shadowcaller says (7:03 PM):
Cessie shakes her head. "I'm not sure I like this… human, elf and dwarven children children die every day…"
Happy says (7:04 PM):
"Not like this."
Happy says (7:05 PM):
"Not so many, kidnapped and murdered. These didn't die of disease or accident."
Shadowcaller says (7:07 PM):
Nega's eyes glow slightly brighter.
Wolfbane says (7:07 PM):
Promise looks back up at Nega, on his knees, begging. "/Please/. These cubs didn't deserve to die. Not like this."
Shadowcaller says (7:09 PM):
"It takes a lot of energy to bring someone back to life… nine lives…"
Shadowcaller says (7:10 PM):
"Let me try. For Ai's sake — he would have wanted this…"
Shadowcaller says (7:11 PM):
"Put them inside the circle."
Wolfbane says (7:11 PM):
Promise will put each one in gently as best he can with his arm.
Happy says (7:11 PM):
"… People have to die for this?"
"Could you use the energy from the room below?"
Shadowcaller says (7:12 PM):
"What energy?"
(Is this before or after the gate is closed?)
Happy says (7:13 PM):
(It was your character who closed the gate, so I don't know)
"There were beams of energy. I don't know how they worked. Cessie?"
Shadowcaller says (7:14 PM):
Cessie: "Those were elemental energy, it isn't really… you can't just transfere energy like that."
Wolfbane says (7:14 PM):
"This entire place was infused with spirit energy as well. I doubt it would have vanished instantly. Can you use some of that?"
Shadowcaller says (7:15 PM):
Cessie: "The portal closed… and still, if Nega wants to try this, let her. She's a god, she is supposed to act resonsible for whatever worshippers she have, not that we are any of them…"
Shadowcaller says (7:16 PM):
Nega: "…I consider everyone to be my worshippers, even you mage."
Happy says (7:16 PM):
Hope will help Promise with the cubs.
Shadowcaller says (7:17 PM):
Cessie will help along a bit. Allyria is talking to Aegnor about something (since he's basically a NPC at the moment )
Shadowcaller says (7:18 PM):
Michicora dosen't exactly approve of Nega, and is a bit unsure about this ressurection. She would only mention this to Hope however.
Shadowcaller says (7:21 PM):
EVentually all the cubs are taken into the circle and then they dissapear.
Shadowcaller says (7:22 PM):
Nega: "Might take a while." A smile suddenly forms on her face "Why don't you try to rest in the meanwhile? It will all be better tomorrow."
Wolfbane says (7:23 PM):
Promise will sit down, leaning against whatever to wait. He'll also help with the living cub.
Shadowcaller says (7:24 PM):
"It might take a day… you should go back to where they live. I'm sure they don't like to come back here anyway."
"Make a circle there."
Happy says (7:25 PM):
"We should send this one back to Zubera's realm. Goldie can take care of him."
Wolfbane says (7:26 PM):
"Thank you, Nega, I owe you more than I can repay."
Shadowcaller says (7:28 PM):
"Well see Promise… well see…" Nega dissapears.
Happy says (7:29 PM):
Hope holds Promise and nuzzles him.
Wolfbane says (7:29 PM):
Promise is shaking, trying hard not to break down into tears.
Shadowcaller says (7:30 PM):
Helios would have been screaming at Simone quite a while now.
Happy says (7:30 PM):
/What?/
Shadowcaller says (7:30 PM):
Cessie appears pretty uncomfortable.
Shadowcaller says (7:31 PM):
/I felt the change, the portal is gone. You are ready for the final step now — perhaps you should allow me to explain in person however. Everything is falling into place…/
Happy says (7:35 PM):
/We have a circle. Wait just a bit and I'll summon you./
They'll use the circle to send the cub to Zubera's realm, and then Simone will summon Helios.
Shadowcaller says (7:36 PM):
/Perfect… wait, what was that circle used for?/
Happy says (7:37 PM):
/We had a cub to send to Zubera's realm./
Shadowcaller says (7:38 PM):
/I see… never the less, summon me./
Happy says (7:38 PM):
She does so
Shadowcaller says (7:40 PM):
Shadows emerges inside the circle and Helios eyes can be seen.
Shadowcaller says (7:43 PM):
"Ah, you are at netherspace, what a suitable place to summon me, a hint of magic and a hint of spirit energy… and a lot of dead corpses. Say weren't there wolfen here as well?"
Wolfbane says (7:44 PM):
"We sent the home, where they belonged."
Happy says (7:44 PM):
"What do we need to do next?" Simone says.
Wolfbane says (7:44 PM):
"And the orb has Zul's soul for you, just as we agreed."
Shadowcaller says (7:44 PM):
"I might not have been completely honest with you. There were more reasons then the orb I wanted you be here. This mission howvwer requires that you at least trust my motivations…"
Shadowcaller says (7:46 PM):
"This portal was empowering a Oni Lord, I belive you to be familiar with the title?"
Happy says (7:47 PM):
"Yes."
Shadowcaller says (7:50 PM):
"To skip over the unessecary details… a long line of unessecary details… there were three oni lords and there were a lot of higher spirits such as the dragon gods."
Shadowcaller says (7:51 PM):
"The wolfen and the Carnians gods are belived dead however…"
"Which isn't exactly true…"
Wolfbane says (7:52 PM):
Promise's ears perk up at that.
Shadowcaller says (7:53 PM):
"One of my — precursor actually met one of them."
Happy says (7:53 PM):
"And took blood."
Shadowcaller says (7:54 PM):
"Yes… you figured out that much didn't you?"
Shadowcaller says (7:55 PM):
"She struck a deal with it and I'm afraid it might not have been the best of deals…"
Shadowcaller says (7:56 PM):
"You see, this 'god' is possessed by the oni lord Padium… or any of his endless list of names."
Wolfbane says (7:56 PM):
"The Dawn Wolf is possessed?" Promise sounds shocked. (of course)
Shadowcaller says (7:58 PM):
"Yes, and it gets worse. This portal enpowered the oni lord made it able to reach outside dawn wolf's tomb."
Shadowcaller says (7:59 PM):
"The wolfen city of skettis, from what I can see, she came to the citizens and asked them to bury her so she might die."
Shadowcaller says (8:00 PM):
"But apperently, she didn't. And later on the city fell thanks to the human expansion in the area. It's a ghost town now, or at least should have been."
Shadowcaller says (8:01 PM):
"If we move on a few centuries to the legion wars, a group of the Neverath house came to this place, they spoke to my precursor in fact. She was one of dawn wolves guardians. In exchange for some payment, she let them in."
Shadowcaller says (8:03 PM):
"I belive the extracted a part of the essence of the oni lord and dawn wolf… they used this to create the most powerful legion that would ever be seen."
"The worm."
Wolfbane says (8:03 PM):
Promise growls. "They twisted part of the Dawn Wolf to make the worm?"
Shadowcaller says (8:04 PM):
"Indeed they did."
"Or so I have finally been led to belive."
"There have been many holes…"
Shadowcaller says (8:06 PM):
"Anyhow, it is, along with the legion I have aquired, the key to destroy the worm completely."
Wolfbane says (8:07 PM):
"What is the key?"
Shadowcaller says (8:08 PM):
"To destroy the things the worm was created of."
Shadowcaller says (8:09 PM):
"You need to end this 'god's' life to bring down the worm. And thats an extremly simplified version of the events."
"But it's also the final stage."
Wolfbane says (8:09 PM):
Promise blinks. "I…I need to kill the Dawn Wolf to stop all of this?"
Shadowcaller says (8:11 PM):
"Well, I wouldn't even call her 'Dawn wolf' anymore, Padium have corrupted her completely, or at least what remains of her."
"She *wants* to die."
"Thats why they built her a tomb."
Wolfbane says (8:12 PM):
Promise sits down heavily, too shocked to really say anything else.
Shadowcaller says (8:13 PM):
Cessie goes on to ask Helios about the details about what the house of Neverath did.
And how the connection to the worm works.
Shadowcaller says (8:14 PM):
But it's largely in terms you can't understand."
Happy says (8:15 PM):
Hope holds Promise. "There has to be another way."
Shadowcaller says (8:15 PM):
"Unless you wish to encounter the worm face to face, this is the only way."
Wolfbane says (8:17 PM):
Promise is shaking pretty badly as he tries to keep control of himself. "I-I'll try to help her." He finally starts to cry a bit. "Even if I have to end it."
Shadowcaller says (8:18 PM):
Helios is… unmoved. Cessie isn't she sits down nearby, but let's Hope comfort him for now.
Shadowcaller says (8:19 PM):
"Yes, yes… all in due time. We also have the cult to worry about. Thought hopefully Arik can deal with that."
Happy says (8:19 PM):
Hope strokes his fur and cries with him.
Wolfbane says (8:20 PM):
"We…we can't tell Goldie this."
Shadowcaller says (8:21 PM):
Helios eyes turns to Cessie, and just continues as if nothing had happend. "Arik might be able to free Jillian, which should add another ally to our side."
"But I'm worried… they both want to control the worm, everyone want to control the worm."
Shadowcaller says (8:22 PM):
"But that oni lord was going to use it to 'cleanse' all mortal life on the entire plane…."
"We have different levels of evil here, at least Arik isn't completely insane."
Shadowcaller says (8:23 PM):
Cessie: "He isn't like that."
"He cares a lot…"
Happy says (8:23 PM):
"Open your eyes, Cessie. Of course Arik wants to control the worm," Simone says.
Shadowcaller says (8:24 PM):
She shakes her head "No, he is smart enough to realize it can't be controlled, like what happend at the tree. Jillian is an direct result, he would see that."
Shadowcaller says (8:25 PM):
*happen
Happy says (8:25 PM):
"No. He wouldn't. Cessie, he thinks he's smarter than anyone else. "
Happy says (8:26 PM):
"He thinks he's smart enough to control it."
Shadowcaller says (8:26 PM):
"You don't know him like I do Simone… he wouldn't." Cessie ensures her.
Happy says (8:27 PM):
"And you don't know him like Helios does. Have you ever been inside your brother's mind?"
Shadowcaller says (8:27 PM):
"He can't read things like that…"
Shadowcaller says (8:28 PM):
"Arik and I have been throught a lot together, I'm his sister…"
Shadowcaller says (8:29 PM):
Helios: "Ah, yes emotinal conclusions. Well, once you are done crying or thinking about family I shall give you the weapon. Or as he likes to call himself 'Elf' or as I call him 'Legias'."
Shadowcaller says (8:31 PM):
"Legion, legias? Get it?"
Shadowcaller says (8:32 PM):
Cessie: "Your giving us a legion?"
Shadowcaller says (8:33 PM):
Helios: "Exactly, a very polite one in fact. You just need something he can possess and he's all yours, and don't worry, he's on our side."

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