Role-Play The Quest of the White Halls

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  1. Nevermore

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    Nothing Reier said calmed the hunter. He had quieted his screams and seemed steadier, but he remained with his belly against the wood. He stared blankly at Magus for a moment, barely heard the mage's question as he noticed the man had not only broken Reier's spell, but crafted one of his own. The hunter heard a tone from Magus that brought him back. He didn't know the gentler man was capable of such rage. Their large kidnapper spoke more jibberish in an attempt to defend himself, but Magus was right. This man had no manners, and could've killed them. If they were all going to keep traveling together something would need to be done.

    Magus was staring at him again, but before he could answer Vare noticed a rope hanging just a few feet away. Flames swept past them, matched to a disapproving glare that did nothing more than write them off. Their pirate friend didn't seem the least bit interested in them. Vare somehow managed to find his feet and after a few stumbling steps he rushed after her. His powerful shoulders lifted him quickly to the deck of the ship. What he saw there left his mouth agap. The creature, or corpse, whatever it was bore down on Vale fiercely. It was an abomination. He had never seen anything like it.

    Without thinking he was already moving. His bow was brought forward as his feet pounded the deck, his urgency carrying him the distance to Vale easily. Three arrows were launched towards the monster in the blink of an eye, but the hunter didn't need to watch to know they would reach their target. He tackled the pirate to the deck of the ship, beyond the creature's reach, just in case it was impervious to arrows.
     
  2. Isa

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    Reier scowled at Magus as Vare darted across the ships bottom and presumably over onto it's top before he reacted.

    "Well he figured that out fast, sounds like someone is playing my dance." He remarked dryly as he drew forth his reserves of stormlight and lashed himself back to the ship drawing the pool at his feet back into himself with a sharp breath. He ran up the side of the ship treating it like a small hill as Mist twisted and sprouted around him and hardened into his shardplate.
    As he reached the top of the ship he used a quarter lashing up to reduce his weight and landed soundlessly on the deck with a practiced ease- until he saw the abomination striding across it. Honor preserve me.

    "What in the storming name of Damnation and the Everstorm is that!" Instinctively he reached out drawing Stead to him as the spren spiraled above the pirates head and he flashed across the deck and vanished as a long spear with a pearly white handle and gleaming silver point appeared in his hands.
     
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    When the archer tackled the pirate, Vale's head found the deck. She grunted and floundered dizzily, her senses drunk on fear and adrenaline. She looked at the archer with dismay, unsure of whether to be worried for him or surprised with him. She grasped his shoulder firmly with gratitude, sitting up and feeling her entire vision sway. She wasn't ready to get up, but there was no time.

    Not when that monster was targeting them.

    She met Reier's eyes and stared in despair.

    She knew exactly what it was. She knew...

    'Nameless,' she said, 'and about to kill us.'

    She stumbled forward, standing up and looking at Vare, her face suddenly filled with burdens. And where was Magus?

    If they died, one of them needed to be safe...

    'Help me. The wheel. The sail. We... we need fire. Reier, if you can - burn the ship. It's going to kill us all. Please.'
     
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    Magus watched Vare glance around and starting to stand up. He followed the hunter's look and managed to see the elven figure climb aboard. By the time a small smile crept to his face Vare was on his way to the rope. Magus took his ghostly horse around the back of the ship, thinking to take a peek from a little further away than the others, just in case they won't be welcomed by the crew... Although it was rather quiet.

    When he looked at the deck he could see the wheel, but there was no one to guide it. The horse took him further up and he could see something moving under a clatter of barrels. He examined it for a moment, ignoring a noise from somewhere below. It didn't seem to be in a hurry and Magus moved so he could see the the rest of the ship.

    At that point he was annoyed enough to stay calm when he saw the creature that was attacking Vare. His brained filtered two words that suited the situation. The first was 'Undead'. The one that followed was 'Destroy'.

    But the two needed to get away.

    He sent his hands forward in a throwing motion and gave a command. Mist shot toward the combatants and solidified into a horse just like his own. Flying across the ship to position himself to it's side he bellowed to Vare, hands around his mouth "Think about the direction you want to go." He finished the sentence as the horse kicked the axe-swinging dead body away from them. The horse stood still, waiting. The sprawled creature collected itself, axe in hand.

    He just hoped they didn't know how to use the ship's cannons.
     
  5. Isa

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    He grimaced wishing not for the first time he had a soulcaster or was one of the Dustbringers but there was little he could do to directly harm a creature aside from his weapons. He could however slow it down.
    "Sungealsanmes I need you!" He dropped to his knees as the spren's form seeped up through the wood planks at his feet and thrust stormlight into the ships deck. The surges of growth and regrowth were the most taking ones he could use but he felt they were the most versatile used right. As the stormlight shot across the planks leaving a glowing trail the warped and the dead tree cells returned to life feeding on the light he gave them. Branches burst under the creatures feet and rapidly drew around it tangling it's legs and locking it's arms into painful shapes as the deck around it became a tight packed small forest it that trapped it. The creature howled it's anger into the air and still the trees grew until the light he had sent forth was depleted and. He dropped his shardblade and dug his hand into the scraps of his old pack and fug out a handful of metal shavings he choked down in a hurry turning the faint shimmer of his armor into a dazzling brilliance again has his shardblade formed in his hand again this time as an immense sword as long as his body.

    "Does it have a soul?!" He shouted towards Vare and the elf as his visor clacked down across his face locking him fully into the armor shell of a true shardbearer.
     
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    The creature creaked and wailed as the branches wrapped around its arms and legs, but the axe was immovable from its grasp. Its eyes met Reier beneath the ebon plate, the crimson flares of its ruby-and-blood vision daring to pallor even the darkest of skin. Even when it wasn't moving, the spiked beast was fearsome.

    'Oh shit.' Vale muttered, 'they've targeted him.'

    She stood straight, forcing her battered mind to recover.

    'It doesn't need a soul,' she said softly, 'it needs a body.'

    She knelt, searching her first mate's body, grimacing at the scent of decay and death until she found what she was looking for.

    Black powder.

    Compounding it into a pouch, she pulled Vare onto the horse and ran towards the deck.

    'Run! I'm gonna throw this!'
     
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    Vare did his best to protect the pirate during their fall, but his clumsy tackle couldn't be controlled and he grimaced when her head hit the deck. He didn't come away unscathed himself, but the hunter wasn't about to complain about a couple of bruises. Before he could apologize to Vale he felt her hand on his shoulder and felt relieved. She didn't seem angry. When she spoke he heard the fear that gripped her and his grimace returned. His verdant gaze was cast upon the creature, but he found he couldn't stare at it long.

    Reier attempted to stop it, but the hunter could tell it was still dangerous. It took him a moment to realize that Vale was no longer in his grasp, having escaped to her fallen first mate. The man appeared to have been dead for days, but something was off about the corpse. He couldn't waste any time asking about the man, however. They had more pressing matters to worry about. When the pirate returned to him she pulled him onto the magic horse Magus had conjured. He wasn't even sure if the spell was meant to hold his weight.

    "Reier! Do not fight it. Fly!" Vare called out as he grabbed for Vale. He wasn't trying to interrupt her, but wanted to make sure she didn't get left behind for the next part. "Magus," he said urgently. "We need fire. Now. Burn the ship, burn that... thing. Now!"
     
  8. Isa

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    Reiri didn't bother to question the command he simply lashed himself directly up not bothering to consider if there was anything above him and released the shardblade in his hand allowing it to dissipate. after a few moments in lashed himself down and up at the same time causing him to come to a a halt. After a few moments he had managed to perform the right series of lashing's to bring himself near the others.

    "If whatever your doing doesn't work I'm taking my chances and slicing that thing to shreds. I've only found a few things that can block my weapons and even less that can break my armor."
     
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    The phantom horse floated at the ship's side. Magus sat there, but couldn't do anything. "Okay but get off the ship, don't want to burn you too! And take her with you." He pointed at the elf.
    He looked at the deck in a moment of thought and clasped his hands. It'll be take him a moment before he's done chanting and he hoped they'll be off by then.

    Very quietly, words of an ancient and mystical language began spilling out to the air, His focuse held to the middle of the deck as forces of nature started bending to his will. Slowly, the clasped hands moved away from one another and as they did a flame appeared a few meters above the deck.
    The flame grew more and more, massing up and changing it's form. Legs sprouted from the heat-intense body and touched the deck. Tongues of flames created arms and a head, two eyes being it's only features, looked at the mage who called it.

    The feet of the fiery being did scorched the deck where it stood but did not light it. The thing, in spite being a five meters of inferno didn't move, it couldn't, not without an order from it's summoner.
    Magus returned the look, gazing straight into the burning eyes. He saw expectation. He knew what this creature liked, the hope it held when it came to the prime material plane.

    The mage smiled.

    "Burn."

    The elemental was overjoyed.
     
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    Vale stood for a moment like a deer surrounded in flame, stunned by the language that Magus weaved in the air - she'd never seen the man so much as stand out so strongly - but the magic crackled in the winds and a thing of heat and violence brewed into being, threatening to bury them with fearsome and horrific strength. Gunpowder seethed and crackled beneath them all.

    Shaking herself back to the present, the pirate threw the powder into the centre of the deck before throwing herself off the edge, her arms outstretched to embrace the flying horse that swayed against the winds. She latched on, holding onto the mane tightly, curling up and shutting her eyes tightly like a child, bracing herself for the noise.

    She didn't need to wait long to know whether the canons were filled with gunpowder.

    The boom was deafening, the wild thunder of chains and iron balls being thrown around them the result of the heat and fire above, crippling the airship as it started to break, sundered by power.

    My ship. My poor bloody ship...

    Overcome, the pirate slumped, trying to catch her breath, her vision already starting to blur, consciousness already starting to retreat.

    Not like this. Hezul's branded teeth, not like this-

    Darkness.
     
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    Vare felt like he was moving slower than the others. The pirate woman was eager to burn the ship. The large man was ready to fight. And their mage friend was prepared to cast his spell. He sat upon the magical horse, dumbfounded. Reier could easily fly away, and they could get away on the horse, but could it carry three people? The hunter was starting to catch up with the world as he went cold. The pirate didn't have a way off the ship after she set it ablaze. He had a hunch that the horse couldn't hold three people, magic or not. The fire was started and the ship went up in flames quickly. There was that weird feeling in his chest, a desire to save her. Without thinking the hunter jumped from the horse, moved towards Vale...

    But she was gone. He turned just in time to see her jump to the magic horse, to almost the exact spot he had just occupied. The flames began to close in around him and he soon lost sight of the others.

    Too slow.

    The explosion was indeed deafening.
     
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    Reier flinched when the new creature appeared, for a moment he thought a flame spren had appeared and then the front of his helmet turned pitch black to protect his vision from a bright light and he felt like he'd been struck by a thunderclast. He was falling, even still blinded by the protective nature of his visor he recognized the feeling. He focused on clearing his visor and after a few precious moments saw the flying ship burning above him. Damnation, if that came down over the town it would kill people, and if a burning wreck that size fell in the forest it would burn down most of it. He focused on an imaginary point just to the side and above the ship and lashed himself to it twice shooting into the air. and taping the side of the ship as he fell up past it lashing it half a dozen times with the brief contact.

    "Journey before destination" He murmured to himself and looked around for the others. He spotted Magus and the red haired woman astride a spectral horse. the ship would stay in the sky a moment longer but he wouldn't risk a life trying to move it further.

    "Where is Vare!?"
     
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    The ship was on it's way down to land outside Haven's main gate, burning bright and falling apart one explosion after another. Magus watched Vare jumping from his horse to the ship, to a spot near the elf and disappearing in smoke on his way to the dock. Vale on her part reached forward with a surprisingly athletic jump and grabbed on the horse Vare had just left. He saw Reier approaching the ships' flank and it seemed to slow it's fall.
    For a moment everything seemed to work out.
    Then Reier shouted.

    Magus moved his horse closer to see. He scanned the scenery shouting to Reier "Can you pull it towards the walls?" He pointed at the general direction absentmindedly "The--"
    He gagged on his words when he saw the pirate's hands slip loose, his heart springing at the same speed she was falling. Grinding his teeth the mage reached with his hands, his horse answering his master's need to follow the unconscious elf.
    It was only a short descent until Magus caught up with her. He grabbed her by the collar and pulled her to the back of his horse. She was lighter than he expected, but her type always were.
    It was only a short descent. His breath returned when he held the pirate with both hands holding her on the ghostly horse. He was under the ships' belly, past the smoke, realizing he was looking at another figure. Vare.
    His mind reached the unoccupied phantom, ordering it after their plunging host. Magus didn't blink. His eyes were on the falling man, the amount of focus and concentration dimming away the world around him and Vare, almost making his shrinking image look bigger. The stallion didn't take time to accelerate. It shot after Vare as an arrow would, unswayed by the winds, leaving a scarce ghostly trail as it moved at full speed.
    'Keep your eyes open. Think.' Magus hoped at Vare. He would shout, but at this distance with all the wind and falling, the hunter won't be able to hear him.

    The woman was lying on her stomach in front of him, hands, feet and a mane of flame dangling in the air. His hand slowly found it's way to her belt leaving the other free, just in case she'll wake up or wiggle while he kept most of his attention at the unfortunate Vare.
     
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    Reier gunted drawing out every bit of light he could and using it to lash the ship. Under the haze of smoke and fire it began to glow with stormlight as the lashings took effect. He'd nearly burned through all his reserves trying to lash the entire thing as a whole but it shuddered it's arrested momentum finding an outlet as he sent it falling towards a point on the horizon. He lashed himself away and dismissed his shardplate as he watched the ship.

    "Don't suppose you have another of those horses? I'm nearly out of light!"
     
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    Effort was not enough in this instance. Though unharmed, smoke still trailed off of Vare's body as he plummeted towards the ground. The explosion had knocked him unconscious and singed his clothing, but he appeared to be intact. Despite its magical resistance and speed, the horse could not save Vare. He fell beyond the mage's attempt to catch him, rapidly approaching the solid earth below.

    Thud

    The sound of his body hitting the ground was almost muted, as if even nature found it solemn. A cloud of dust enveloped him, the force of the impact enough to drive loose dirt and grass upward. It took only a moment for the dust to settle, revealing Vare surprisingly intact. Despite the fall and solid impact, he was not a squished mess. His body remained solid, implanted several inches into the dirt.

    He still looked very much alive.
     
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    Vale awoke to the sound, rather than the sensation first. Winds whistled in her ears before a rush roared through her body, coursing like cold fire. She was falling, but something was pressed against her, slowing the landing. Not daring to crack her eyes open, she clasped onto the unseen object, feeling something warm. Living.

    It occurred to the elf that they weren't necessarily falling so much as...

    Landing.

    She raised her head carefully, hair whipping around her face and ears. Someone was holding onto her belt. She peeked up, seeing Magus holding onto her.

    'I've got this!' she cried out against the winds, 'don't worry about me! Focus on landing us!'
     
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    Magus didn't respond immediately. His eyes were locked on the figure lying on the ground, far beneath them. Something inside the man shrunk.
    His awareness nudged at him, calling him to where he was.

    "Don't worry" He spoke reassuringly "landing is..."

    The words died on his lips as the thought of what will be waiting for them when they reach the ground crossed his mind. A tight jaw kept his mouth closed. He offered Vale a hand to grab on to so she could sit herself in front of him. He looked to his side, at Reier, his stare frozen for a moment as though looking at something outlandish. The horse that was sent after Vare was adjacent to Reier in mere seconds. "Tell it where to go in your mind." He informed the older man and began a descent.

    The ship was being consumed in a tornado of flames, a spectacle of light and smoke far over and beyond the citys' extremities by the time the phantom horse stopped, floating just a few centimeters above the ground. It was clear that something was going on. In the middle of a small crowd lied Vare. Intact, or mostly intact. He landed on the edge of the crowd forcing them to back away and using the horse as a blockade. Magus dismounted and circled Vare, eventually kneeling next to him. A spark lit in his eyes to help him detect the magic within what he saw as he pondered the right way to approach the situation.
     
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    Reier jumped off the horse as soon as he was close enough to the ground to be safe. He'd never liked horses, even if they were just a thing of magic. he pushed his way through the crowd towards where he'd seen Magus and Vare. He glanced across the man's prone body and then dropped to his knees and started running his hands along his limbs before gently pressing against his ribs looking for any sign of broken bones. Damnation, even the sturdiest metalcrafter from Carna would have broken something with a fall like that. He doubted even one of the Heralds could have survived that fall.

    "
    Damnit I need some of this worlds medical text, everything seems fine but I don't know enough about you people to even know where his heart is supposed to be. A windrunner wouldn't be much more than a smear after that fall, a Scadrial Bloodmaker would have pulled himself back together and sat up by now. If I had more investiture I could just flood him with regrowth, but after what I did to that ship I'll need a stone of steel or a small feast before I can even mend a scratch on my own body."