Old July 14, 2013, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,125
Blog Entries: 4
Lightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious Superhero


Fight For Nothing [Vaishen]

Summer, XX

The Hedgemage Representative of the Illuminated Savants of Nexus Prime Lightem Massani was taking a walking with Sparrow, his beloved wife. Or something like that. They were holding hands, the brightening was clear, the sky revealing the light blue shroud. Sparrow looked to Lightem and smiled.

"Can we go to the Docks? I would like to feel the water a bit... Can we, can we?"

She asked with a smile, that smile that never disappeared from her face, since their childhood. She was using a light blue dress, like the sky, that reached her feet. Lightem smiled, dressed with his dark blue cloak, and dark vests, and his hat, of course.

"Well, if you want, why not? Let's go, so..."

Together, they turned to the Docks...
__________________
Representative Of The Illuminated Savants || Member Of Nexus Prime's Council || Statthalter of Naz Aslangrad
Lightem Massani is offline  
Old July 14, 2013, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Primus Gaudeo, Centripax
Posts: 1,617
Wealth Tier: Sterling
Vaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious Superhero


Alone.

Vaishen's months in the unfamiliar city of Nexus Prime made it no less familiar to him. He lived on streets, fought and suffered for his meals, and struggled to avoid doing the one thing he was good at to earn his way -- all in favor of a better life in which he had no life. All his attempts to gain some purchase -- friends, stable work, even a safe place to lay his head -- all led to more misery.

That feeling of being outcast bore its gods awful weight down hard enough that Vaishen began to miss Imperia. That dark city was hell, now wrapped in shadows both figurative and literal, and every day in it chipped away pieces of a young man's soul with efficiency even the demons of Aeternia should admire. Yet there he had people who were his allies, and people who hated him, and people who knew of him whether it was for good or ill.

At least in hell, Vaishen was more than a strange face forgotten and unmissed by every last man, woman, and child.

The first time Vaishen walked the docks, about a month before, it had been a fanciful whim. It became a weekly habit, then every few days, and at last a near addiction. That day he walked them, and as he approached the couple -- some man and woman whose love was sickening to those unloved by all -- he averted his gaze from them. Vaishen cast his eyes back to the docks and the horizon past, searching for one happy fragment from his past: One place he might beg forgiveness and call home again, should it ever sail back into his life.

Vaishen passed the couple, feeling the dual disappointment of having no one in his life and no one on the horizon -- and onward he walked towards nothing in particular.
Vaishen Vadei is offline  
Old July 14, 2013, 08:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,125
Blog Entries: 4
Lightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious Superhero


Soon, Lightem and his beloved dear Sparrow arrived to the Docks. He smiled to the sea. The only thing still unknown for him. After some minutes, Lightem turned to Sparrow.

"So, we are here. And now?"


He said, with a smile to her. But she didn't answered. She run towards the water and...!!!!!

She just took off her shoes and put her feet in the cold water of the sea.

"Come join me!"


She said, and Lightem approached, looking to the sea, to his boots, thinking in the work he would have to take them off, to put them on again, and with a strange comic face he said,

"I don't know..."

"Don't be lazy, lazy man! I will call you that, lazy man!"

Lightem was... Thinking like... Really?? Lazy man? He sat next to her, with crossed legs, until something happened.

"Come on, take them OOOOOFFF!"

WOMAN AT THE SEA!

I mean, Sparrow was in the sea now.

"Darling?" - He asked.

In the mean time, a man who was around, just for fun, decided to push the woman to the water, and was running... Lightem didn't noticed him... Yet.
__________________
Representative Of The Illuminated Savants || Member Of Nexus Prime's Council || Statthalter of Naz Aslangrad
Lightem Massani is offline  
Old July 14, 2013, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Primus Gaudeo, Centripax
Posts: 1,617
Wealth Tier: Sterling
Vaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious Superhero


Vaishen heard the splash and the commotion, and old sailor instincts kicked in: Man overboard. He turned to the source of the noise and found that it was, in fact, a woman overboard -- the same woman from the happy couple he had just passed. A man ran from the docks, and Vaishen took him to the be culprit.

The reasoning behind the seemingly random act was simple for the criminal mind to grasp. The woman was a distraction, and as people turned their attentions towards the splashing at the docks the pusher's accomplices would be plying their craft.

Vaishen didn't give a damn about whatever illegal thing was transpiring. If it didn't affect him then let the guard worry over it. No, there was something else about the act which bothered Vaishen. Whether it was a callous disregard for the couple's day together or a malevolent attempt to punish them for their love, the man's choice of mark struck Vaishen's lonely mood as being more heinous than the crime he meant to cover up.

Some inexplicable reason drove Vaishen into action, and he gave chase to the culprit.

Away from the docks he went, and Vaishen followed the man into a cluster of warehouses and other establishments which sprang up along the dockside. A turn, another turn -- and at last, Vaishen's unfamiliarity with Nexus Prime betrayed him. He came to a four way split amongst the buildings, and looking around he could see no sign of which way his quarry went.

Vaishen sighed, and not entirely from disappointment. As the acceptance of his failure to catch the man set in, along with it came a rational thought: What would he have done if he caught the man, anyways? Vaishen shook his head at his own foolishness then turned to find his way back to the docks.
Vaishen Vadei is offline  
Old July 14, 2013, 09:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,125
Blog Entries: 4
Lightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious Superhero


And Lightem turned his head. And saw the man running. His face changed, and he entered in Clara. He stretched his hand to Sparrow, helping her to climb up again.

"Wait here."

He said, and he began to run towards Vaishen, trying to catch him. He run and end run, forgetting that he was in Clara. After a moments, the man stopped and Lightem stopped as well. He unsheathed his swords, Naha and Clair, left and right hand, and looked to the man.

"Hey, dumb arse! You know, you choose the wrong person to trow to the water, ya know?"


He said, and no answer, new words.

"Yeah, I am talking with you!"

Lightem assumed a Seconde guard with Clair and a Tierce guard with Naha and waited.
__________________
Representative Of The Illuminated Savants || Member Of Nexus Prime's Council || Statthalter of Naz Aslangrad
Lightem Massani is offline  
Old July 15, 2013, 08:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Primus Gaudeo, Centripax
Posts: 1,617
Wealth Tier: Sterling
Vaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious Superhero


It took a second for Vaishen to realize the man was accusing him of throwing the girl in the water. Really? Why did everyone blame Vaishen for doing bad things?

The answer to Vaishen's question didn't matter, though. All that mattered was a man with two very sharp swords was now pissed off and pointing said swords at him. Worse: The man assumed a stance as if he knew what he was doing with those swords. Vaishen squared off to the stranger, and his hand fell to his rusty old leafblade -- a sword he had been too poor to replace since Imperia all those years ago -- but he did not draw it.

No sense in provoking a fight he could avoid.

"What are you talking about? I didn't throw the girl in. The guy I'm chasing did it." Vaishen took a couple of slow steps backwards, dividing his focus just enough to look for possible escape routes and other things around which could help yet never completely losing sight of his would be enemy. "There isn't any sense in us fighting, friend."
Vaishen Vadei is offline  
Old July 15, 2013, 09:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,125
Blog Entries: 4
Lightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious Superhero


There were some escape routes, of course, the same used by the true responsible by what happened to Sparrow. But Lightem was fast as well. He looked to the man in front of him, pissed and without listening.

"Come on, put that off! Or I should just give you a lesson now?!"


Of course Lightem wanted to fight, after all it wasn't all brightenings that someone resolve to mess with him or his family. Lightem began to walk around Vaishen...
__________________
Representative Of The Illuminated Savants || Member Of Nexus Prime's Council || Statthalter of Naz Aslangrad
Lightem Massani is offline  
Old July 15, 2013, 09:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Primus Gaudeo, Centripax
Posts: 1,617
Wealth Tier: Sterling
Vaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious Superhero


Vaishen's assailant was intent on fighting, and the man even began circling Vaishen. The young rogue drew his sword -- a slow, cautious measure -- and he held it with the blade's tip aimed more towards the ground. A step closer to battle, without the full on commitment.

Vaishen knew there were only two extremes to consider when facing a man who wanted to hurt him: Calming him down to the point he no longer wanted to fight, or angering him so much he became sloppy and made mistakes. The swordman facing Vaishen refused to go one way -- that left just one solution.

"Teach me a lesson?" Vaishen began putting on some theatrics, giving a visible scoff at his opponent. "What are you going to teach me? How to let some dock rat push my woman into the sea? Or how to be so oblivious you don't even know who fethin' did it?"

Vaishen raised his sword, moving about in response to Lightem, planning his defense and his escape. His next words would certainly lead to battle: "No, I assure you, I don't need to push your girl into water to make her wet, if a dandy like you is her lover."
Vaishen Vadei is offline  
Old July 15, 2013, 09:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,125
Blog Entries: 4
Lightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious Superhero


And he talked to much. Lightem saw his blade, it was like a Porta Di Ferro, So he decided to begin his attack, doing a right Mezzanohorizontal slash with Clair, the right sword, and with Naha a vertical slash, a Fendente. Two powerful attacks, two fast attacks, Lightem was pissed, but he know what he was doing, after all.
__________________
Representative Of The Illuminated Savants || Member Of Nexus Prime's Council || Statthalter of Naz Aslangrad
Lightem Massani is offline  
Old July 16, 2013, 08:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Primus Gaudeo, Centripax
Posts: 1,617
Wealth Tier: Sterling
Vaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious Superhero


Vaishen's strategy worked to some degree: The man pressed the attack, but he still maintained enough control to attack with a methodical skill. Vaishen danced backwards and to the side -- the swordsman's blades missing him by luck alone more than skill -- and Vaishen darted away before gaining distance again. This time Vaishen circled the man. Posture, stance, and sword position were all defensive as Vaishen continued working his angles for a potential escape.

"Pathetic! I knew a one legged whore in Imperia that can swing a sword better than that!" Vaishen taunted, although he dared not let his face betray the lie. It was impossible to banter in the heat of battle, but as Vaishen danced away at a safe distance he continued his verbal assault: "I bet the guy who pushed her in is one of her other lovers. Maybe he saw you two and got jealous?"

Keep pushing, lure him into making a mistake, capitalize and escape. The plan replayed in his mind over and over -- all Vaishen needed was a chance to set it into motion.
Vaishen Vadei is offline  
Old July 16, 2013, 08:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,125
Blog Entries: 4
Lightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious Superhero


Angry. Was the feeling felt by him, hearing the man's words. Lightem was pissed, but he knew he needed to calm down if he wanted to win, in fact.

He was being surrounded by the man, he was able to avoid his attacks. Lightem changed his guards. This time, he assumed a Posta Di Donna VeraFrom Coda Vera, the blade rest on right shoulder, both hands grabbing the sword's hilt. with Clair and a simple Tierce with Naha. He followed him, the man, and Massani approached the man. Indeed, doing that, Lightem made Clair pass above his head, doing a left Mezzano but directed to Vaishen's head. It was a tricky one, this move, enough to trick the opponent...
__________________
Representative Of The Illuminated Savants || Member Of Nexus Prime's Council || Statthalter of Naz Aslangrad
Lightem Massani is offline  
Old July 16, 2013, 09:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Primus Gaudeo, Centripax
Posts: 1,617
Wealth Tier: Sterling
Vaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious Superhero


The swordsman came in fast. Faster than Vaishen could dance away from. He saw the makings of the attack, another horizontal swing, and Vaishen brought his sword up to defend his body from an attack aimed at his head.

By the time he saw the trick it was too late to adjust his sword. The clear difference between the two men played out in that moment: The swordsman, even when angered, approached the task of swordplay with a learned grace. Vaishen, on the other hand, was a beast of pure survival instinct. No teacher guided his hand, no pretty words named his techniques. He lived by the sword in Imperia, he lived by the sword as a pirate, and every rough movement he showed indicated talent tempered by experience alone.

Left with no option, Vaishen ducked. The swordsman's blade cleared his head, but not entirely his hair, and Vaishen found himself in a precarious position. Fleeing was not an option this time. More dancing would only get him skewered by the man's second sword.

It was time to go on the offensive.

Vaishen stepped through and past the swordsman, spinning around and slashing downward at the man's legs with his leafblade. If the move worked he might hamstring the opponent and escape. Vaishen could only hope the plan worked.
Vaishen Vadei is offline  
Old July 16, 2013, 09:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,125
Blog Entries: 4
Lightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious Superhero


"So, finally you're attacking like a man, uh?"

He said, when he saw the blade coming. It was a downwards attack, and that means he needed to protect his head. Naha was there, in Tierce, and Lightem reacted fast, moving his body, the right foot sideways, to the side, putting the sword in the way, in a Posta FinestraFrom Breve, move the right foot sideways and pointed it towards the right. The foot is now apart from the left foot one and a half to two ADDITIONAL feet. The left leg is stretched and the right one is bent. However, the knee is only bent enough to cover the toes from sight if the executer look down. Although seemingly tense, the legs are quite relaxed. Then, the sword is putted as if come from Donna, only that it is over the head. The angle of the hands relative to the head is the same as in Falconi, only that the blade, instead of going straight up, go down in a slight downwards angle to the left., but once he was doing it with the left sword, it was a Finesta Sinistra (inverted) and not Vera.

After, with Clair, he would try to stab the man.
__________________
Representative Of The Illuminated Savants || Member Of Nexus Prime's Council || Statthalter of Naz Aslangrad
Lightem Massani is offline  
Old July 16, 2013, 09:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Primus Gaudeo, Centripax
Posts: 1,617
Wealth Tier: Sterling
Vaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious SuperheroVaishen Vadei is a glorious Superhero


Vaishen could not reply to the taunt. Indeed, he was so caught up in the moment he didn't even hear it over the oppressive feeling of reality bearing down on him: The man was better than Vaishen with a sword.

His blade was stopped before it even came close to his target. With the blink of an eye the other sword thrust forward to stab Vaishen. The rogue leapt back a step, sprawling his body and sucking it in, allowing the blade to pass within a hair's length. Another lucky miss -- how many more times did he have in him?

Vaishen clamped a hand down on the swordsman's thrusting arm and pulled it in close in an attempt to throw the man off balance, and in an act of desperation he leveled a backhanded stroke at the swordsman's neck, hoping the gods would see fit to end the fight then and there.
Vaishen Vadei is offline  
Old July 16, 2013, 09:29 AM   #15 (permalink)
Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,125
Blog Entries: 4
Lightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious SuperheroLightem Massani is a glorious Superhero


The disadvantage of using two swords it's that if someone grabs you, you can't grab him too.

Lightem was pulled and the man used the move to hit him in the neck. Despite being a Vagaran, the hit was not enough to put Lightem out of combat, but he fell on the floor, losing one of his swords - Naha. He was on the floor now, Vaishen could take advantage from the situation...
__________________
Representative Of The Illuminated Savants || Member Of Nexus Prime's Council || Statthalter of Naz Aslangrad
Lightem Massani is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 PM.


 
 
Terms of Use :: Feedback

Aelyria ™ Version 3.4.0
Copyright © 1989-2017 Play by Post LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Aelyria ® is a Registered Trademark of Play by Post LLC.
Created by Juan Gonzalez and People Like You.