Old January 14, 2016, 09:00 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Letting out a sigh of relief when Tyana joined them, Razu lead the way through one door after another, opening them with the white crystal key. Death was at their heels, and he moved as quickly as he could, and as quickly as the doors would allow them to pass through the vessel. The swindler was starting to think that they would make it outside, when things took a turn for the worse. Looking back, he found his companions all in some kind of trouble, courtesy of the strange ship that they should have never boarded.

Tyana was attacked by plants that reminded him of the Xet abomination they'd fought in the ruins of Riparia, while Adyn's clothes were suddenly set ablaze. Mortimer stumbled unexpectedly, and Razu was just about to reach out towards his friend when he noticed that the shadows were taking shape right before his eyes. "What in the...," he began, reaching down and retrieving the shivTerra-crafted weapon with unique materials found only on the prison island. It will resist Arcana and can potentially disrupt magic. that he'd purchased on Terramarique. Launching himself forward, he attempted to dodge the creature's attack and strike out with his knife.
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Old January 25, 2016, 12:30 PM   #92 (permalink)
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All around Adynirach it seemed the chaos only intensified as he tried desperately to do something, anything to the fires and mayhem around him. Fire turned to ice, scoring deep grooves in the ceiling above him. Shadows danced and laughed as he moved, then turned into flowers. Reality itself was becoming unstuck. What had been fire was now lightning, crashing down around him. For a second he seemed he was not in the ship itself but in a meadow, but then the ship came crashing down as the illusion turned into a gout of fire.

Adynirach's frantic pawing seemed at least to have some effect, serving to douse some of the flames in his hair, but it was preciously difficult to get to the flames on his back and whatever arcane properties that fire might have once had it was definitely mundane now. Stop, drop, and roll right? Only the door was so close and this place was coming down around his ears.

Tyana was having more luck, her wither spell seemed to have cascaded into the creature starting to turn it to stone as she went, her spear clanging uselessly against stone one second and then tearing through vine the next. Fire came up out of the floor around her, causing her to have to dodge this way one second and then the next. Over there was Adynirach, still partially on fire, but between him and her was more of the plant, she could go around and have an easier way out. The plants would not bother her as much if she went that way, but it would take her longer to reach the exit.

Thankfully Mortimer found himself at the back, helplessly spectating as the lingering effects of the Nimbility spell allowed him to hang on for dear life. Around him objects were being sucked in and he was only holding on by clutching onto a piece of broken shelving that seemed to be hanging together by a thread. Above him it seemed even the roof was slowly starting to cave in. Staying put was not an option, but between the black hole and using precious time to help his friend he now found himself furthest away from the door.

Luckily Razumikhin was having more luck. Closest to the door by far and only having this weird shadow thing to deal with. There was a second of confusion as it swung at him and Razumikhin rolled forwards, dodging beneath the creature's attack. Then a bolt of brilliant light hit it in the chest and it seemed to flounder.

The shadowy creature seemed to shudder and then explode into a thousand shadowy shards, some embedding themselves into Razumikhin's clothes, others scoring cuts across his exposed skin. There was a sizzling sound as the pieces embedded seemed to be burning their way through to the exposed skin of the man beneath.

Good for him, then that the door was right there, just a few more steps and he would be free of the ship and the chaos inside it. There a rather solid looking door in the way though and unfortunately his white key did nothing to open it.
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Old January 28, 2016, 07:18 AM   #93 (permalink)
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So close, yet so far away.

The threat of the shadow was gone, but Razu continued to move towards Mortimer with the intention to pull his friend away from whatever black hole was devouring part of the vessel. "You need to open the door!" he told Tyana, who still held the green key. "Adyn, give me a hand!" He meant it literally, and would extend his arm when came closer to Mortimer. "We need to drag him out of there, and quick!" His mind raced, and for the moment he hadn't noticed the specks of shadow that had landed on his clothes.

The moment didn't last.

"Arghh!" the swindler cried out as small pieces of something started to singe his skin. It was almost as if the monster had consisted of some kind of charcoal, or had splintered into small pieces of burning hot metal. Giving up was not an option, however, and instinct kicked in as he gritted his teeth, and resolutely moved on.
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Old February 1, 2016, 04:55 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Dodging and rolling through flame, she never stopped. The mad rush to the door was halted by the men falling to their own demons, but she never looked back. The one man was right, she needed to get to the door, and now.

Spear still whirling in a darting fashion, she set her sights on the door, chopping and dissuading any plants to get within eating range.

The green crystal was still clutched in her hand, and she chose the shorter way around, blasting another wither spell into the plants around Mortimer in order to help him buy time to put out the fire as she raced past him, hoping to slam bodily into the door, crystal clutched in her hand and held tightly to her chest to protect it.
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The rogue could feel the strain in his fingers even through the spell he had cast, the hole was pulling him and everything else in around them. At least his Light Dart was able to help Razu as he saw the shadow creature burst into fragments around his friend. His face cracked into a wolfish grin at that. If he was going to die by getting sucked into some Gods forsaken hole, at least he could save a friend.

But his favor was repaid in kind as Razu moved to assist him. Mortimer took one hand off of it's hold and reached for the extended arm of his friend. He could feel the fingers in his hand starting to slip, and the rogue held on for dear life. Trying to slow his breathing, he reached like he had never reached before, feeling the muscles in his back and sides strain as his arm inched closer and closer to safety. "Boy will I be glad when we get out of here, if you save me I will buy you an ale, promise." He said, trying to muster his usual wolfish grin, but finding it difficult.
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Adyn was too busy being on fire to pay attention to the cries around him. He had thrown himself to the ground now, trying to get at the fire on his back, and yet desperately hoping he had not fallen behind by doing so. He tried to get back to his feet in order to catch up with the others, ever mindful of the fact that Mortimer had, at some point, transferred one of the door crystals to him. Right?

Everything was awash with chaos. He couldn't tell what was going on anymore, and the only thing he could concentrate on were the doors. He fumbled for the white crystal he seemed to remember having, hoping he was not remembering nonsense or that he had not dropped something along the way.
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Tyana stumbled.

Tyana fell.

Her shoulder hitting the dirt hard, she had made it outside. The door was open. She had made it outside. The green crystal in her hand glittered slightly, the doors slowly moved to their fully open position.

Still inside the ship Razumikhin's hand fastened onto Mortimer's. The latter was almost entirely suspended in midair, only holding on by virtue of a errant shelf and Razumikhin's hand. Amidst the heat and fire they shared a few last quips as Razu felt his hand beginning to slip. He could even feel the dark hole starting to suck him in as well when he got close enough, his hair stretching out in front of his face like it was trying to run away.

Sweat and blood mingled and made for a slippery grip as Mortimer's fingers were swept from his grasp. The black hole swallowed up the errant rogue and Razumikhin felt his ears pop as gravity stopped playing games around him.

The way was open for him to get out now.

In the doorway stood Tyana and her crystal, the doors around her creaked and protested against the opening and then the light in her crystal died.

The crystalline doors started to close again. Slowly, inorexably, they worked their way towards becoming closed again.

Adynirach was not as far away, stumbling and still on fire he made it out. The white crystal's light had likewise died and it looked as if they were taking the ship with them. He stumbled outside, the arcane pollution dancing around him.

With no sign of Mortimer, Razumikhin had to make a choice, he could search for him here amidst the growing chaos or he could run, get outside. Where it was safe. Maybe he would make it before the doors closed entirely and he was trapped in here.
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He was doing what he could, but a dark sensation went through Razumikhin as he realised that his grip on his friend's hand was failing. Slowly but gradually, Mortimer's hand was slipping from his. His eyes locked on the rogue with his characteristic grin, a feeling of inevitable doom crept up on him. "Hold on, buddy," he said, but the words came out weakly, without determination. They were fighting the unavoidable, and Razu was going to lose his friend in this accursed vessel.

The black hole seemed to increase its pull, and Mortimer's hand slipped from his sweaty palm. He wanted to scream, but the sound got stuck somewhere down his throat as the strange darkness swallowed Mortimer up whole before disappearing. Shocked and dumbstruck, Razu scrambled away on all fours, throwing one last glance back but somehow intuitively realising that his friend was not coming back. His mind was in disarray but instinct took over - he needed to get out of the craft.

"He's gone," the young man finally managed when he was outside, his spirit broken but his thoughts returning to him.
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Adyn threw himself into the snow, scooping it into desperate hands and attempting to shovel it over his head and body. He rubbed it against his armor, his hair, his neck, everything he possibly could that felt as if it was burning.

The contamination was forgotten, for now. There was little he could do with it, not while he was in pain. It was unfortunate that he was not focused on Razu, his crash-course companion in all things random and strange. Adyn had barely registered that one of their associates had gone missing.

This was the last time he let his curiosity drag him into something as blindly as it had. He could have died in this foreign, cursed ship, and no one would have been the wiser.

How bad was it? Was he still on fire? The adrenaline seemed to be keeping him from writhing around miserably in pain, but it would wear off soon enough.
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OoCSorry for taking so long guys, was hoping Tyana would post.

The crystalline structure of ship shuddered behind them and it was quickly becoming apparent that staying anywhere near the ship was a bad idea. Fire raged from inside the ship, bits broke off venting hellfire out, relieving some pressure.

The three of them were close enough to feel the blast wave come through, tossing them away, sending them tumbling behind a slight rise so as to feel the worst of it pass just over their heads. A deafening roar passed over them. Patches of grass were on fire and lit up the night. Sound seemed to become only a keening in their ears.

The air itself seemed to crackle with spent energy. Shards of the craft were everywhere, the crystal melted and twisted by the force of the fire. It took some time before hearing returned and they were able to speak once more. The ship was gone, all that was left was detritus that would take a shovel and ages to shift through.

That was if these grass fires didn't catch and spread throughout Northumbria.

They had, at least, survived and come out the other side of it alive, if somewhat worse for the wear.

Debris and fire was all around them. What had been a relatively intact crystalline hull was shattered into a million tiny pieces. In the distance, a pair of uncaring suns were just rising above the horizon, casting long shadows over the plains of Northumbria.

Far away, at a beach far away both in time and distance a confused Mortimer Blythe stumbled onto beach, carrying only confused memories of shadows and whispering voices.

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Has been sucked into shadow and has disappeared. He may stumble out of it on a beach somewhere at a time of choosing. + 1 Thaumaturgy XP.

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Is in a ditch somewhere, his hand failed to get proper treatment in time and will continue to plague him for some time.

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Has made it out to the other side and has acquired a Lightningcaster, it has three shots remaining, and a roll of exotic fur. The shadow explosion has left him with a series of scars that will only reveal themselves when he's in direct sunlight. +1 Crossbow XP.

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Has made it out to the other side. For her troubles she has attained: +1 bag of mysterious seeds, -1 teacup griffin. +1 Druidism XP

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Has made it out to the other side. He has managed to salvage three intact bags of mystery seeds, and his face. It hasn't burned up that is. There are still some burn scars though most of it will heal given time. +1 Burglary XP.

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