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Re: The Ark of Infinity [Open]
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2012, 10:25:04 PM »
"What?". The shout echoed through the hall. Even Erica could hear it from down there. Alice was enraged by the fact she came here for nothing. That was the feeling she got. The few Councilmen said that she should rest, since the one who would explain her cause, wasn't here.  She stomped out. Tobias tried to calm her down, but she wouldn't accept it.
"I'm eager, I really am." she said. "Eager enough to get mad about the simple thing as to wait for one extra day, or week." Tobias smiled. "Alice, you shouldn't explode in front of those men. They are our superiors." Alice looked skeptical. "Superiors? We don't even know what they have in mind with us, me. All we know is that the Ark of Fire is found. Anything else.."
She glanced through the empty space where Erica nervously was waiting for them to return.

The name of the Councilors she did not remember. Frankly, she didn't care. Even the trouble with Erica couldn't unbalance her burning affection towards the Arks. This feeling came from nowhere, but it has been itching since the weird encounter with the man in grey. The link seems weak, but noticeable for the one who wants. The rambling in her head faded away after Tobias started to talk again.

"The Erica situation.."

Alice answered firmly. "Yes.. I was there."

Erica invaded in the conversation. "Ah, the look on your faces predict nothing good, for you."

Tobias grinded his teeth. "Little bugger you are, little lucky bugger."

"They couldn't let people of their duties to escort you home, and the message for someone to pick you up won't reach in a few days."

Erica's smile grew bigger. "Fate, it seems."

The words were filling the head of Alice.

"More like madness.." Tobias grumbled.

"We can't do anything else for now, but rest, fill our stomachs. They said our rooms will be in the west towers."
Alice wasn't keen on the idea of resting. The timing made her feel uneasy, but she knew she wouldn't have any other choice, for now.
"It's still day, stocking up with food wouldn't be such a bother for us. Town in the center, also a marked I presume." Tobias said. He looked at Alice her pale face. She was looking downwards. "Money?" she said silently. "Never left without it. I also believe Erica had a pouch full of coins.

"Good.. Listen, I'll be going somewhere else for the rest of the day, without you two. Is it okay if we meet up by the tower in the afternoon?"

Tobias nodded. "Trust isn't an issue with me, my lady."

"Titles are, for me. So stop the formal speech with me, that's my thing." Alice smirked.

Erica was giggling at the two, but she stopped after Tobias hit her behind her head. An outburst in the form as a small stomp on his foot came from her.
"Tobias, stop it!"
He placed his hand on the top of her head. Erica looked deeply in his eyes, the sparkle was gone. "I can kill. So please, lift up your hand, because your faith will be worse than you imagined."
Tobias quickly did what she said, and Erica smiled again. "So, shall we go?"

"Weird girl.." He thought.

OoC: I have created an *wark* of a filler.. sorry. Couldn't get myself to progress the plot.


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Re: The Ark of Infinity [Open]
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2012, 02:13:11 PM »
Isaac was dragged unceremoniously into a cave and down beneath the desert. Resisting the golem did not seem a wise plan, weak as he was and running away from it would not have worked even if he was uninjured; too much sand. The rough slope became smoother over time and then suddenly sharp and as the floor became stairs and after a long, uninterrupted and silent journey, Isaac was thrown into a small room and the door was slammed shut behind him.

Isaac chose to lie on the floor for a while, lifting himself to examine the cell seemed a waste of the little energy he could spare. The stone beneath him was smooth, a properly worked and maintained floor. Was this some kind of ruin? Village? City? Did the Beastmen have something hidden out here? Surely if they had golemancers gifted enough to build the golem that dragged him here they would have used them at Iskandar. Maybe they had just found one and he was out here for training or to build the army in secret.

The cold floor was not comfortable and eventually Isaac had to raise himself to find somewhere to rest. He was greeted by a sight he had not anticipated. The room contained an old wooden table and comfortable looking chairs and a tall, dark-skinned woman watched him with curiosity from a chair on the opposite side.

"Cilia?" Isaac asked, his voice dry and raspy from all the sand.

The woman looked surprised, "You have met someone like me before?

"Yes, I have a golem who looks like you." Isaac mumbled as he made for the table, noticing the water that had been prepared for him.

"That is even more surprising; alike in looks and nature. To think a technique so complicated survived so long." She replied.

Isaac drank the water, as his mind slowly tried to process what she had just said, "You are a golem?" He asked, his voice suddenly sounding loud in the still air.

"Indeed, all of us here are. King Grolitz felt you flying over us, sensed the golems in your presence and brought you back to the earth to speak with us. It has been a long time since an outsider was here."

"Who are you? This desert is in Hellios, you don't look like one of the Beastmen, is King Grolitz your master?" Isaac felt confused, there was something different about this golem, something that separated her from Cilia.

"I was not a Beastmen, but others of us were. Our King is a powerful enchanter and a golemancer, he saved us from the epidemic. He is not our Master, he was always our King."

"What do you mean 'were'? You weren't always a golem?"

"There was an epidemic. We would all die. Golems can live forever and do not get sick. The King saved us."

Isaac pondered in silence. She was human. Now a golem. Was she free, or did she merely believe she was free?

"You said there were Beastmen here too," Isaac asked, after a long silence, "What about the war? Humans and Demi-Humans hate each other."

The woman smiled and rose to leave, "I'll leave philosophy to the King. You'll find a bedroom and a bathroom through the door behind me. You may wish to rest, I do not believe our summons was all that pleasant an experience for you."

She strode quickly to the door and paused as she opened it, "You asked who I am. My name is Roma. I told you more of our history than I intended because I thought you would understand, clearly the woman you mistook me for is not truly like us. The King may explain better than I can. He shall send for you soon."

The door shut quietly and Isaac was left alone to think. Golems, golemancers, and a bed. Things could have been a lot worse after he crashed an airship into a spire. He should probably have felt lucky, but his bruises really did not agree.

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« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2012, 04:07:29 PM »
Two shadows were running through the streets, seemingly in a hurry.

"Hurry! We're almost at the ship" one said.

In front of the two were multiple small air-ships. They climbed on board of the first one that could carry the two and loosened the ropes.

"You know how to fly this thing?" A much smaller shadow said. The two shadows took their hoods of.
"Flying isn't the problem." Darhin said. "Landing is."
"What do you mean with 'Problem'?" Collin voice let of a small glimpse of his unsure look at the situation. He was stuttering all the time and he was holding on to the railing in front him.

"Go and take a rest in your seat." Darhin said. "We won't arrive untill sundown."
Collin did what his master said and seated himself.

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It was getting dark and the weren't even near their destination. The last bit of sunlight was shining through the thick forest. It was already since this morning they 'landed'. They've walked for the past hours, with no resistance. Weird for this place. Helios should be on high alert.

"Come on boy! We've still got a long way to go." Darhin grumbled.

"Define long?" the young wolf replied. "Just long trust me. Asking useless question, you are doing." Darhin said.

The night started to fall, the sun went down and in return the moon came up.


Darhin looked up, he felt raindrops, "It's starting to rain."
"Not my fur! Shelter, shelter!" Collin panicked.

"Not getting soaked isn't an option. Follow me. Your question from before is to be answered soon."

They started to speed up their paces. The rain turned into a storm as they continued.
Darhin seemed determined over the direction they went in, leaving the wolf confused, since he spotted several safe shelters around.
"Over here!" Darhin shouted. His soaked brown hair was scattered around his head. Before him was a crevice. It was deep, dark and the walls were slippery. As Collin carelessly walked to him, ground started the disappear from beneath his feet. Darhin tried to grab him by the neck, but the attempt failed and they both fell down, sliding over the steep walls.

Nothing but darkness was shown to Darhin's eyes. He grunted and moaned. How long was he out? "You're alright?" He asked to his companion. "I'm fine" the cub replied. "Good. Well, this didn't plan out as I wanted." Darhin moaned. His arm ached and his head was banging. from relieve he sighted. It seemed like he hadn't broken anything from importance, but his suit was soaked and muddy. The extra weight was noticeable.
A faint light from the surface lightened up a small part of the place, but it wasn't enough to help them navigate. Drops of rain fell on his face. The rain hadn't stopped in the meantime. He crawled up on his feet while trying to wipe of some of the dirt on his shoulders. He looked down and saw a pattern appearing on the floor. "A man made structure. We are at the right place, for sure." He grumbled.


"Master.. Do we have any material for a torch?" Collin said. "Soaked, all of it." Darhin replied, he unsheathed his sword hold it above his head. He looked at the little light that reflected from his sword and took a deep breath.  "Nox omnia!" he said with glory.  The blade started to glow, the deep colour of blue, more like the clearest ocean he has even seen. Darhin swung his sword to examine the many ways to go.They started walking. The place had many corridors. The walls were manmade, but were very weatherworn. Moss and roots filled their sight. Symbols were written on the wall, an ancient language for sure, but not one he knows. "Now we got an even longer way to go" Collin moaned. Darhin kept silent while walking into the first doorway he saw.


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« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2012, 11:41:03 AM »
"Hey, Sinkair.. ..Wha'cha think of this war? Ya never said nu'thing," Vulpe questioned, cleaning his dagger while sitting on the ground, his eyes fixed upon the blade, "I ain't know much, but I know ya enough to know that yern't that fond of this."
"Why would I think of this war when I can think of shiny things..?" Sinkair blinked, tilting her head, "Vulpe, you are being an idiot."
"An idiot my *wark*" Vulpe scoffed, looking up from his dagger to see Sinkair who was toying with her own dagger, "Ya'know, I ain't became one of the officers of the Guild for gambling or chasing after vixens.. Stop fooling around. If ya were that air-brain obssessed with shiny and nothing else, yer daggers wouldn't be like that of an assassin's."

Sinkair poked her dagger's blade, looking at dark, non-reflecting surface. It was true.. For someone who was obssessed with shiny things, Sinkair did not wear anything that actually shined a lot, Poking at the dagger that was coated with strong sedative, while fingering another that was coated with deadly poison, Sinkair answered, her voice still childish.

"I am just curious.. ...I think that human general who used the Ark of Fire is a fool, while that little kitty assassin is too naive.. They just don't seem to understand that behind those shiny power that can blind the sight, there's the deadly power that would destroy the users- or holders. I am curious what would happen to them, holding such shiny objects- not just holding, but even using them. I wouldn't go near that shiny things, even though they are really, really bright and shiny, even if people offer me lots and lots of shiny things.. So I want to know. I want to watch. I know myself well, I am not foolish enough to chase such legendary things.. ...The bloodshed has already began, so why can't I watch the aftermath?" Sinkair openly wondered, standing up as she spoke, "I don't care about this war- I don't care about others. I remember nothing of my past- I still have no idea why I am so good in detecting dangers, or how I ended up with such a good fighting skills- or take advantage of things."
"..And wha'cha going to do when ya meet the High Lord Caius? That Captain said that the transportation seal would be ready in an hour," Vulpe spoke, glancing at his blades, "Are you going to show that kind of attitude to him as well? ....Sinkair?"
"Oooooh, Shiny! *giggle*"

Vulpe face-palmed, sighing as Sinkair suddenly pointed outside the room they were staying and dashed out, attempting to chase something that just reflected lights. He really didn't want to *wark* off someone like High Lord Caius- but then, Sinkair was actually a better diplomat than him, despite of her childish attitude and short attention spans (which he still never found out whether she was doing it on purpose or not). It was almost impossible to get a straight answer out of Sinkair..
Even now, Sinkair spoke of her reasons, but she had never spoke of her conclusions, or exactly what she was thinking of the war.. She merely told that she intended to watch, but never spoke of how deep she was planning to get involved. Air-headed or not, she was always slightly an unknown factor.
Sighing as he spotted a mage approaching, Vulpe stood up to chase after Sinkair. 'The seal must have been prepared faster than we were informed.. Or..' Vulpe's ears twitched irritably, realising another possibility, 'she saw that *wark* mage approaching and rushed out just to make my life difficult'

"Uh- Mr. Vulpe? The seal is ready.. Where's your companion?"
"We will be there in 20 minutes- she just went out," Vulpe answered, wincing, "I will track her down and drag her to the seal."

It was time to track an annoying childish rook down... Vulpe just hoped that she would be easy to find, or she wasn't in a mood to play cat-and-mouse..

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« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2012, 03:18:06 PM »
OoC: Sorry it's been a while since I've posted, I've been dealing with some other stuff and haven't really had the inspiration to write anything.

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Edward sat in the command tent, rubbing his eyes wearily as General Verde waved his new prosthetic arm in the air and ranted about the demi-humans.

“The battle of Iskandar was a major victory for the Empire,” exclaimed Verde. “But we mustn’t give the vermin the chance to recover. We have them on the run for now but we should advance further into the enemy’s territory before they can muster up a defence. Only by wiping them off the face of Era we claim a final victory in this war.” 

Edward looked around the circular table at the other command officers present and tried to gauge their attitude. Astal sat to his right, a familiar comforting presence. His old friend’s face was set in a frown but Edward recognised a glint in the other general’s eye that made it clear, at least to him, that he wasn’t taking Verde’s comments seriously. Colonel Tiberius sat next to Astal and seemed to be viewing Verde’s statements with visible disdain. Edward allowed himself a quiet chuckle; Tiberius disliked Verde as a matter of principle. The others seated round the table had arrived on the same airship that had returned Verde to the frontier.

Admiral William Dalton sat opposite Edward, wearing in his long white coat, watching Verde with some concern. Dalton was the second in command of the Imperial Navy. Edward had worked with the older man on several occasions and had a great deal of respect for him. He knew from personal experience that the old sailor didn’t enjoy warfare but felt it was his duty to serve the empire to the best of his ability. Fleet Admiral Karlstien, Dalton’s superior, was an incompetent, arrogant swine who just happened to be born into one of the most highly placed families in the empire. Edward was much happier to have Dalton running the supply lines back to the empire.

Seated next to Dalton was Sky Marshal Marianne Volka. One of the youngest seated at the table, Volka was the commander of the Imperial Airship Fleet and the closest in rank to Edward himself. Volka was enthusiastic and intensely loyal to the empire. Edward was concerned by the vicious smile growing on her face as she listened to Verde’s arguments. It seemed that she was firmly on Verde’s side. That could be dangerous.

The third newcomer, Senior Enchanter Jarrick, was a representative of the Arcadian College of Magic. He had come to take command of the mages after their previous leader had died in the destruction of Iskander. He too looked on Verde as if the man was totally insane.

“A victory!” Jarrick shouted. “Thousands dead, hundreds of them our own men, and almost our entire golem force destroyed. You call that a victory? I call it a disaster.”

“The loss of the golems is of no importance,” Verde smirked. “The soldiers we lost died for the sake of the Empire. There are thousands more in this camp and more on the way.”

“Besides,” Volka said. “A major Demi-human city was destroyed and their forces in this region scattered. I agree with General Verde, we should press our advantage.”

“And what about the Ark fragments,” Jarrick yelled. “Yes we have one but now Hellios has one too. That’s not the only problem. From what the surviving mages have told me the firestorm caused by the Arks was expanding with no sign of stopping. Then, without warning, it collapsed into itself and vanished in a matter of moments. I want to know what would be able to absorb that amount of power so quickly.”

“It doesn’t matter,” Verde replied. “Colonel Marciel is investigating the Arks.”

“Even if there is a repeat of Iskandar,” said Volka. “As long as we are in Demi-human territory any collateral damage works in our favour.”

“How can you be so callous,” Jarrick began.

“Enough!” Edward shouted, slamming his fist on the table. “I have already decided a course of action. I have deployed advance forces into the surrounding area. Once they have secured the region we will begin the next stage of the invasion. Sky Marshal Volka, you will send fast ships, not bombers, to assist with reconnaissance. Admiral Dalton, how do the supply lines look?”

The meeting continued but Edward couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong.



Marciel pushed aside another layer of vines as he finally reached the central hall. He was in a large ruin that had been consumed by the Hellios jungles. According to his research these ruins were somehow related to the Ark of Earth.

The hall was huge. The walls seemed to be made of a yellow stone, covered in vines. Grass and flowers were growing from between the stone slabs that made up the floor. Huge stone statues stood in alcoves around the edge of the room.

He walked forward, heading towards a large door at the other end of the room. When he reached the centre of the hall, the ruins started to shake. Marciel glanced around and saw that the stone statues were beginning to move. They weren’t statues, they were Golems.

“*Bleep*,” he cursed as the ancient golems surrounded him, blocking his access to the door. They lumbered towards him, swinging their huge arms. He gathered his magic and unleashed a storm of shadow blades. The projectiles glanced harmlessly off the golem’s rock hard bodies. Marciel was forced to dodge out of the way as the golem’s huge limbs hammered the ground where he had been standing.

Realising he was in trouble, Marciel reached into his coat and pulled out his secret weapon. It appeared to be the handle of a dagger with no blade. He slashed with the handle and long strings of light lashed from the hilt, wrapping around the golem’s limbs. He pulled on the blade and the wires cut through the stone bodies like paper, collapsing the golems to rubble.

Marciel smiled as he put away the Razor Thread Blade. He walked quickly across the room towards the door but paused when he noticed the golems remains were moving. Realising that the golems were reassembling themselves, he raced through the door and slammed it shut behind him.

The door led to a small chamber with a raised dais in the centre, covered in grass. He used his magic to cut away the foliage, revealing a Sigil. He stepped onto the mark and activated it. The Sigil transported him across Hellios until he found himself standing on a cliff overlooking a huge desert.





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« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2012, 05:13:54 PM »
"The High Council is currently in a meeting," the guard grunted, his voice irritable, "I was told that I am to bring two of you to the High Council- your names?"
"Vulpe Vermilus and Sinkair Zephyrus," Sinkair answered, her eyes fixed upon the shining torches and the reflective surfaces of the decorations, "appointment set through the Captain Kaeda Anima."

The guard grunted again and walked, gesturing at them to follow- the location was beautiful, Vulpe have to admit that. Treasure hunter in him (and technically thief and illegal black market trader to some extend) itched to get hand around some of them- but he knew better than stealing something when it was packed with guards during the war time.
Still, he glanced at his companion, who was, sadly, too busy looking around, completely enticed by the shiny lights. He often envied her ability to completely distract herself.. He was getting stiff, tensing at the fact that he was about to (get dragged to) have an audience with the High Council- and the High Lord Caius. The Bounty Hunter and the Treasure Hunter guild, while was accepted as a legal organisation- everyone knew that some of their business matters dealt with illegal things. It was always just technical things and the fact that they took jobs offered by the High Council often at a price that kept them from being thrown into prison. It was truly rare for a bounty hunter or a treasure hunter to have completely clean hand on the illegal businesses. *wark*, it was a well known thing among the experienced bounty hunters and treasure hunters that the Hellios side of the guild actually traded things with the Arcadian side of the guild.

"Wait here- I will go inform the High Council that you've arrived."

Vulpe blinked, breaking out of his thoughts- He didn't bother looking at Sinkair who was still busy staring at the shiny reflections of lights. Instead, he waited- knowing that Sinkair wouldn't bother to act different in front of the High Council just because he tries to stop her- and soon enough, another guard came out of the grand door and spoke, his voice calm.

"Sinkair Ira Zephyrus and Vulpe Vermilus.. The High Council awaits. Please follow me."
"Yes~!"

Vulpe winced at the sudden, cheerful answer given from Sinkair- and sighed, resigned at the fate of being almost dragged into the meeting hall at Sinkair's hands who was skipping into the meeting hall.

@Ultima or anyone who's supposedly going to be present at the High Council meeting, please take next scene?

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« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2012, 03:42:40 AM »
OoC: sorry for the inactivity from my side. I haven't been busy or anything, just lazyness.. I think. I wasn't expecting me to write some today, or this late, but I stole the laptop for this purpose.


Alice woke up to the sight of a flickering candle. The atmosphere was calm, since it's been her first night of good sleep in a while, though it wasn't in a normal bed. She looked at the pile of dust collecting books as she lifted her head from the Birchwood table.

She rubbed the sleep from her eyes, as she realized that she'd fallen asleep here, in the councilors' library. "You're awake now, I presume." a soft, but yet intimidating voice calmly spoke. The girl jumped up, pushing her seat away as she stood. Surprised by this unwelcome good morning from someone else than Tobias, she turned around. The person's face was badly illuminated by the slight sunlight that beamed in from the windows. Alice kept quiet, anticipating another response from the man. One wearing grey, the one from before? Alice disregarded the thought quickly, as she knew she can't forget there is a small chance this man was a threat to her. It was a human for sure, no sign of any Demi-Human traits. Her eyes rolled towards the bow she placed leaning to the table. Her hand began to move slowly towards it. The man sighed and stretched his hand forwards.

"There's no need to turn this into a fight, is there?" He said with the same voice. Alice her arm, no, her whole torso and below was paralyzed. She was surprised, if not, a bit frustrated now.

"For one to talk such words, I'm being the prisoner. If you're looking for trust, you're not helping yourself, human."
The man in grey sighed again. "Politics do not matter here, child. Making a difference between us seems a bit harsh, if I may say for myself." He lowered his hands, lifting of the spell. Alice quickly balanced herself, stretching her toes and fingers.

"Before you reach for that bow again, I would like a talk with you, Alice."

Her eyes widened. "My.. Name.." Though she wasn't going for her bow anymore, she was still tense.

"Surprised? Your reputation is quite great with us. Greatest young mind of the South Green Mountains. Probably has more knowledge in her than some of the elders here. How can that be, for such an isolated girl as you. The world out here, still, like you said, imprisoned in the hands of the ones you call 'master'."

Was he trying to aggravate her? He couldn't.. In any case, she couldn't fall for such an easy trap, she thought to herself.

"Now, of course, the questions I have." She began. "Will you answer them?"

The man nodded. "Only if you're not changing this conversation into a boring one, I'll try."

"I see.. Then we'll skip it short. Who is 'us' and why do you have this information?"

"Isn't it obvious. You of all people should know. You're the one that has been obsessed with us, as we are, the long forgotten Order."

Alice's heart skipped. Shocked by the answer, she couldn't react fast enough until he spoke again.

"As for the information. As you should know, people like you can't stay out of the sight of men like us forever. It was just a matter of time until we could track you down."

Alice tried to swallow, but her throat was too dry to do such a thing. Her heart was racing. Was it fear? The man took of his hood. "There is no need to fear. If I was here to harm you, we would never had this conversation.". He revealed his black hair. From the look of it, he seemed as old as Magister Brom. Almost twice as old as herself. His eyes showed wisdom, power, and something else she couldn't figure out. She started to relax some more, without knowing for herself. "Then. What other business do you have with me?" she asked, now leaning to the table. The man smiled, as he stepped backwards. "I'm only here to warn you. We figured you were the sensible one. It's probably strange for you to hear, but your role in this is bigger than most. You're equally important as the one you'll meet soon, Lord Caius. Not to speak of the cat girl."

"Filling gaps with other questions!" she said frustrated.

"Now, now. It wouldn't be fun otherwise. Now if you will excuse me, I have some other business to attend."

Alice tried to stop him, but the man already started to walk out of the doorway. He was too far away to stop him before exiting. Questions popped up in her thoughts. What is the warning.. her role in all this? The cat girl? The *Bleep* did it on purpose.
She ran after him, just to see him disappear into the thick crowd. "Damnit!" she screamed inside her head.
This wasn't a meeting to forget, most definitely not. She was debating if she should share this with anyone. As extinct the Order of Grey was, something must've awakened them. The Ark..


The debate continued as she went to her companions. They weren't far, just a five minute walk. Outside stood Tobias, being as annoyed as ever. Alice shortly raised her hand to say hello, but Tobias didn't took it kindly, as he has been waiting for her since this night.

"Library?" He sharply said.

"Yeah." was the only response he got from her.

"You do indeed, never change one bit..." He sighed. "As long as you weren't killed. That would've made this trip a waste. You should really try not to worry everyone all the time. Who knows how the Magistry of the Five would react."

This pissed off Alice even more. With the morning she'd gotten. "Tobias, a serious thing just happened today. We really need to discuss it."

Tobias quickly ignored her. "We don't have time for your new discoveries you get from reading. We have something even more urgent. The next meeting with the Council."
This somewhat relieved her, as sharing the information could bring also him in danger.

"How about Erica?" She asked.

"That witch? I made sure she had something to do. Hunting I hope. Accidents happen most often there."

"As long as it isn't kicking chickens, I'm fine with it. The meeting?"

Tobias started walking. "Yes, yes. You can follow me.". They went to the place where they first started to enter. A second chance to redeem themselves, Alice thought. She was most interested to meet with Lord Caius, but suspected another negative on that matter. Alice went up the stairs, with Tobias following her. Her eyes picked up something. A spick of blackness filled a seat beyond the one guard guarding (what a surprise) the door.

"Do you have any important business to attend here?" The long face of this dog-human stuck out of his helmet. Interested as it may seem, she still had her eyes to that interested person she saw sitting down. Tobias quickly filled her place. "Yes. We're attending the meeting. Alice sar Breh and Tobias Mreast."
The guard let them pass, and they both started to take their seats. Alice watched closely to the two figures right in front of her. A fox that was constantly twitching his ears, interested in the voices he heard. Also a women. Featherfolk indeed. Black feathers, like she'd never seen before. It seemed like her mind was bored, more interested in the sparkling reflection of the table in front of her.

"Interesting.." she whispered to herself. The girl looked up from the sudden sound. She pointed her finger to Alice's eyes. "Shiny eyes- but not the ones I want. I need them more, tangible! More like that girl.". She now pointed her finger to the table, and followed the shiny cracks. "That’s the Shiny I like~ maybe."

Alice was flustered, surprised by such a reaction. Interesting indeed. Tobias tapped her on the shoulder. "Are you sure we're at the right place?.." She ignored him again. She was waiting for the first Councilor to speak.

OoC: I hate it how I always type Alice as Alive >.<


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Re: The Ark of Infinity [Open]
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2012, 06:05:42 AM »
OoC : Where the heck is everyone? Short, because I don't have time to type much (am in a car heading to uni) but am still uploading something..


"...And regarding the battle taken place at the Iskandar, there had been witnesses of the aftermath, an old informant who often worked with few of our army members."
"Witnesses, as in people who saw how the flame engulfing the Iskandar had vanished?"

A few Councilors turned around and looked at the four demi-human they have never seen- so that was the reason they were there! Some of them had been wondering what strangers were doing in the High Council meeting. Among them, Ro, the representative of the featherfolks, slightly frowned at the sight of the black feathered featherfolk- it had been years since he had seen last of their kind, but this young featherfolk couldn't be from the Rook, could she? Their village was destroyed over 5 years ago, and no survivor was found.

As even two of the other featherforlks looked interested to the fox-man and the featherfolk girl, the fox who was twitching his ears irritably hissed at the girl who was busy staring at the bright shiny surfaces.

"Psst, Sinkair! Stop daydeaming!"
"....Huh? Ohh.. But there are a lot of shiny things.." The girl whined slightly, pouting- but she soon sighed and spoke seriously, her demeanor suddenly changing, "Still.. I am Sinkair Ira Zephyrus, a treasure and bounty hunter. I have recently got in contact with Captain Kaeda Anima about how the war had gotten heated up, and decided to head towards Iskandar after I gained some information regarding a kitten with sharp claws who got her paws on some artefact in form of a green gemstone. Heading to Iskandar, I have arrived at the cliff nearby the city, and witnessed the entire city engulfed by burning flames with power of the Ark of Fire and Ark of Wind- which, I have noticed, that suicidal little kitten had used without considering the danger of such power.. Probably her instincts had dulled, with all the times she spent with human.. Either way, after sometime, the fire suddenly began to be 'sucked in' from a point of the flame- and when all fire had been sucked off, the power of the Ark of Fire and Ark of Wind.. There were some hooded figures, holding a ring-shaped object that literally 'ate up' the power of the Arks.." Sinkair suddenly pouted, her voice turning into childish whine once more, "but it wasn't shiny, that ring was just black, like it even swallowed up the light instead of reflecting! No self-preserving demi-human would go near such a powerful thing unless it's life-or-death situation.."

The Councilors remained silent, unsure how to react to this mood-swings of the featherfolk girl who's age was very hard to determine due to her sudden changes in demeanor- How old was she anyway? Ten? Twenty? And as the fox-man who came with him silenced her by pointing out another shiny reflection from the decor, they began to discuss of what she had witnessed.

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By the way, who know the relationship b/w a fox and a crow?

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« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2012, 05:03:42 AM »
OoC: Too many hours spend on doing absolutely nothing.. Why can't I find any motivation for anything?



"That girl.. did she just recite the powers of the Ark? She was there.. What... What has she seen?"

The silence between the councilors and the other guest wasn’t of concern to Alice, but the words that black-winged featherfolk spoke, they were sharp to her. She tried to get things straight in her head, but the words floated back vigorously. The Arks, fire, wind, gems... And the Hooded people.. She realized that she wasn’t reading it in books anymore, it was reality now.

The link was easily made by her. The Order of the Grey were here, for whatever reason. The odds of this all being a coincidence was slim. A plan was on motion, but in who’s favour? This Sinkair made more questions than answers. Even she herself was another secret to be unraveled. Her name sounds.. familiar, but everything does when you’ve read that many books. Alice was spacing out with all the new questions that she had now.

Sinkair was distracted again. Her interest in shiny objects was.. Annoying sometimes, interesting at least. With one arm leaning on the table before her, she clenched her fist on the other. "Why aren't I getting the answers we need to solve this mad puzzle!" She thought to herself. She pulled herself up straight, looking at all the other people that were having chaotic engaging discussions about what they've just heard. Tobias also was confused by it. It seemed like it was his intention to believe it was all a hoax.. "My studies.." she silently said to herself.

Her pupils widened as she examined the black-feathered girl again. She suddenly was reminded by the conversation she had with that human from before. Alice tried to say something. Her throat was dry and her voice unheard by most. “K.. Kitten..
The fox’ ears twitched.


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Re: The Ark of Infinity [Open]
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2013, 08:25:57 PM »
Moderator Message: Hey guys, is this RP still active? I won't lock it without confirmation from Dragon Lord that this RP is in fact, dead.

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Re: The Ark of Infinity [Open]
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2013, 11:28:36 PM »
I'm happy to let the RP die.

I just started a new full time job so I don't really have time to post anything during the week.

If people really want to try to revive it then fair enough,but otherwise, I'm out.

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« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2013, 03:27:12 PM »
Okay, thank you. I'll wait to see what the others have to say as well :)


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« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2013, 06:39:33 PM »
I'm one with the time to write.. but with no ideas anymore. If we want to continue, we really need the input of everyone. I don't see that happening, actually :(
Most of you are really busy with school and work and social life, and I can understand that :3

Whenever a new RP is created, I'm certain that I'll be part of it again ^^


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