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NoobX
NoobX


Promising
Legendary Hero
~Knowledge is power~
posted July 10, 2017 03:34 PM

"Very well, thank you for your time", Hassic nodded before turning to leave.
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EnergyZ
EnergyZ


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President of MM Wiki
posted July 11, 2017 08:53 PM
Edited by EnergyZ at 19:30, 12 Jul 2017.

After having some apples, Cassador goes to the post office. There, he writes a letter.

"Dear uncle,

I am here in Cragow. Things have been quiet since I arrived three days ago. Today, however, I was offered a job to explore the Blackstone Fortress east of the town. I am not certain what that place is about, though I have little choice left, since I don't have any money. You don't need to worry about anything; this adventure was bound to happen sooner or later. I shall see what is inside that strange, mysterious place, with some adventurers being told to be there tomorrow afternoon.

I wish I could return home, but I fear my *condition* will have an effect on Aria. Once I find some courage and help for my depression, I will return home. By then, I trust you will take care of my child. From time to time, if I gather enough money, I may part some of it and send to you to raise Aria.

Best regards,
Cassador DeMaine

P.S. When Aria asks where am I, just tell to her that I went on a quest to find an artifact that will grant her magic powers."

Cassador writes the timestamp and gives it to the man at the post office to be sent to his family in Lordsport.

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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted July 12, 2017 08:36 PM

Aellis could actually understand the turmoil that her newfound grovekeeper companion felt. She too was often moved by the atrocities she uncovered as an Inquisitor. Surely, breaking into luxurious city houses and out of town manors and plundering them for jewels and other valuables was the more easier, although not without downsides, task for one to make a living.
- That seems tough indeed. - she replied. - How do you manage it though?
- In years - Morn began - I've learned to become deaf to pleas of mercy and other sod like that. It helps, but not much. Say, you're a bit curious, aren't you? what's your name lass?- Morn asked.
- Aellis, of Clan MacGuinne. I too joined the stranger in his adventure. - Aellis said before drinking some of her mead.
- A Highlander. I thought your accent sounded familiar. My name is Morn by the way. What are you doing so far here to the west?
- I lived here since I was fifteen. Been safer this way for me, and no sodding marriage to some gobsmacked halfwit from a clan composed entirely of gobsmacked halfwits, that they've got it into their thick skulls that they're gonna succeed in overthrowing the Grudgebreaker. - Aellis spat on the ground.
- I'm not really familiar with the way you Highland folk run your lands. Jut the simplest facts. The warring clans and such. - Morn said.
- It's not that hard. The most powerful clan calls the shots. Now it's the MacConnains. From what I've heard, it's all going for the better back at the Clanlands. Though there are old grudges amongst the clans, and even older disputes as well, and the head of MacConnains is trying to put it aside, you know. To unite the Clanlands in this time of troubles. He's got his work cut out for him I guess. Us clanfolk are not easily swayed.
- Aye. But he's doing Light's work - Morn said after finishing his drink, and pushing the mug towards the bartender for a refill. - The Light knows that only united we can survive this harshness.
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Lithuanian folklore:
The Good and the Evil grab a few beers and go to watch how the neighbor's house is burning down.
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"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

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Gryphs
Gryphs


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The Clever Title
posted July 13, 2017 03:51 AM
Edited by Gryphs at 03:54, 13 Jul 2017.

Florentina watched Hassic leave. She turned her head back to the stranger and walked over to the table. Resting her hands on the table she bent over bringing her face within a few centimeters of his staring at him from behind her mask.
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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted July 13, 2017 10:21 AM

- Can we help you with something madam? - The stranger asked Florentina, while looking back at her. - Are you here to aid us in our little endeavour, or perhaps just to amuse yourself with the particular way we look?
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Lithuanian folklore:
The Good and the Evil grab a few beers and go to watch how the neighbor's house is burning down.
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"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

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Gryphs
Gryphs


Supreme Hero
The Clever Title
posted July 13, 2017 10:48 PM

"Actually I had both in mind."

She withdrew and crossed her arms.

"I have to ask though... How have you not been seized with an... "appearance" like yours?"
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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted July 14, 2017 08:57 AM

- We've had a run in with the inquisition that polices these lands. - The stranger said. - But they do not deem me as a threat, they're seem to be more concerned with those that flog themselves on the streets in broad daylight and preach death of this world. We have no such intentions, therefore they let us go on with our expedition. - The stranger passed a puch of gold to Florentina. - West gate, tommorow afternoon. Meet us there for the departure.
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Lithuanian folklore:
The Good and the Evil grab a few beers and go to watch how the neighbor's house is burning down.
* * *
"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

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Gryphs
Gryphs


Supreme Hero
The Clever Title
posted July 14, 2017 07:33 PM

Florentina seized the sack and left for her room.
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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted July 14, 2017 09:20 PM

((Brand new day, yay..!))

On the next day, before the expedition began, Morn decided to go to the granary of the town, to get some last minute food rations. Being a grovekeeper granted him certain privileges, such as extra rations.
While at the granary, he observed the distribution of fresh meat, the moose that Morn and his fellow grovekeepers had hunted yesterday. The best cuts went to the chefs of the leftover nobility, clergy of the church and it's Lightsworn, as well as those that cook for the city guard. All that's left was given to the innkeeper, as well as the smallfolk. There were fish too, more plentiful than wild game or the meat of cattle, but still scarce in comparison to the "better times" as the elders often remembered.
- Good day Morn - one of the food distributors greeted him.
- Good day Aelk. Listen, I need some extra supplies for the trip.
- Aye, I've heard you head to the Fortress.- The distributor said. - You sure that's a good idea? I mean you heard the stories, just as much as all of us.
- I've heard. But tell me Aelk, how many more years are we gonna endure this - Morn gestured at the crowd, who had to be nearly disciplined by the town guard as not to cause a riot, or to steal the scraps of fresh meat from one another. - I'm getting pretty tired of it, and just maybe, those blasted black rocks may hold the key to ending this.
- I sure hope you are right Greymane - The distributor said, and handed him a knapsack. - Here's all we can spare at the moment, should last you a week or so.
Morn opened the sack and examined it's contents. the food inside was mostly consisting of jerky, hardtacks, some dried fruit and fish as well.
- Thanks for the supplies Aelk - Morn said. - I do hope I see you again. - He said. After some goodbyes been said, Morn went towards the meeting point, to the Western Gate of Cragow, as it was nearly time to depart.
Going to the gate was slightly depressing, as the streets were barely alive, with few people going about their business. houses were left abandoned, some on the verge of collapse, as there were looters about, tearing down the houses of those that died and looting them for anything of use.
After a brisk walk, Morn reached the meeting point. The stranger was already present. He had barely any supplies on hims, save for his bag, slung over his shoulder. He was reading a book, bound in black leather and encased in silver, there was a strange symbol embedded on it's covers. It looked like some sort of a runic inscription, but Morn wasn't sure. The tome seemed ancient, judging from it's highly yellowed pages.
The black haired girl, Aellis was there too. She seemed well off, from the first look of it, and Morn couldn't shake the feeling that she isn't what she says she is. There was definitely an aura of secrecy about her. She noticed Morn, and waved him to come to them.
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Lithuanian folklore:
The Good and the Evil grab a few beers and go to watch how the neighbor's house is burning down.
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"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

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EnergyZ
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posted July 15, 2017 12:46 AM
Edited by EnergyZ at 23:06, 15 Jul 2017.

- "Wake up!" a voice speaks to Cassador. He wakes up, and sees a young woman. "Good morning. As requested, I came to wake you up. Breakfast is downstairs."
- "Great, thanks. And good morning, too." Cassador stands back up. He was slightly happy that he didn't have a nightmare this time, and thinks it must be a good sign. He looks through the window, and sees a beautiful sunny morning, with few clouds here and there.

After eating eggs, some bread and an apple as breakfast, Cassador equips his armor on.

- Before he gives the barkeep the payment, Cassador asks him a question. "Know anything about the fortress in the east?"
- The barkeep is silent for a moment. - "Sorry, no. But it isn't a place that you would want to visit."
- "It is not like things can get much worse than they already did, at least for me. Well, I must be off. Farewell!" - Cassador gives the payment to the barkeep and exits the inn. He takes a quick stop to the Church for a prayer to bless his quest. Just to be extra safe, as his ex-commander at Lordsport had told him before, Cassador goes to the blacksmith to sharpen his blade a bit.

Without further ado, the young man goes to the meeting point. He is actually feeling slightly optimistic, a feeling he hasn't felt for some time, and enjoys it. That soon changes when he encounters few thieves.

- "Get him and take his possessions!" - One of the thieves shouts.
- Feeling slightly depressed, Cassador shouts back. - "How foolish can you get?" - He draws his sword and slashes a thief, right in his gut. The other thief dashes to knock down Cassador, who uses his shield to protect himself and bash the person away. The third thief runs off, and Cassador stabs the second thief.

He takes out the few coins the thieves had, and doubts anyone will bother him after this scene. He continues on to the meeting point, and meets up with the group.

- "Ladies. Gentleman." - Cassador greets the group.

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NoobX
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~Knowledge is power~
posted July 16, 2017 01:43 PM

"I don't think you'll find any ladies or gentlemen here, my good fellow" Hassic remarked, "They have better things to do than risk their lives for some treasure that might not be there."
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EnergyZ
EnergyZ


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posted July 16, 2017 08:12 PM
Edited by EnergyZ at 20:39, 17 Jul 2017.

- "I guess." - Cassador shrugs. "Are we waiting for someone else to come?"

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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted July 16, 2017 08:28 PM

- The woman with the mask is yet to arrive- The stranger said while flipping the pages of his tome.- We shall depart when she arrives.
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Lithuanian folklore:
The Good and the Evil grab a few beers and go to watch how the neighbor's house is burning down.
* * *
"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

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NoobX
NoobX


Promising
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~Knowledge is power~
posted July 19, 2017 10:21 AM

"What's taking her so long? At this rate the fortress will have sprung legs and walked away by the time we get there", Hassic said in a joking manner.
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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted July 19, 2017 01:25 PM

Morn let out a little chuckle in response to the sellsword's little jest.
- No, I think those things will be there even we're all long gone - He said. - Could be that she run into trouble someplace, but to attack one of the Lightsworn is a fool's errand.
- How'd you know she's of the Lightsworn - Aellis asked.
- She wears a lot of white, doesn't she? That's a common trait amongst the church's militant. White cloaks, white tabards, you name it. - Morn said. - Although I didn't noticed any sort of sigil on her dress, so that's the odd one out. But the rest, the way she walked, her posture, and the style of dress... No mistaking those for anything other than a member of the Lightsworn.
- You're quite perceptive are you?
- Aye, I have to be, I'm a grovekeeper after all. Perception of the tiniest details is all part of my service.
- Your perception will prove very useful in the expedition ser. - The stranger replied as he closed the book and placed in in his bag.
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Lithuanian folklore:
The Good and the Evil grab a few beers and go to watch how the neighbor's house is burning down.
* * *
"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

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NoobX
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Promising
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~Knowledge is power~
posted July 19, 2017 05:04 PM

"Desperate times call fot desperate measures, I'd reckon", Hassic said, "But let's just wait and see what she's gonna say."
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EnergyZ
EnergyZ


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posted July 19, 2017 05:08 PM

- "Yea, I feel like I am standing here for four days in a row." - Cassador adds.

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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted July 19, 2017 09:48 PM

((I guess Gryphs is supposedly very busy in writing a Kip and Elvin yaoi fan fiction to post, so I'm moving on with the story))

Shortly, Florentina had reached the meeting point and the group went through the gate. The road in front of them was barren and empty, with some fields of grain surrounding the outskirts of the city. Morn had noticed that majority of the fields had succumbed to the recent frostbites, and had began to show signs of withering.
- Now that we had left the confines of the city and fewer ears listening to us, I think it's nigh time to get aquinter proper - The stranger began a conversation. - We are Zayl, a sorcerer. And we are well aquainted with the Blackstone Fortresses, over the centuries. Yes my newfound companions, you've heard it right. We've spent centuries trying to unravel the secrets sealed away inside them. In this particular fortress we're hoping to find an intact lexicon, a small runed cube filled with knowledge left by the Old Ones, as we took a habit of calling those that left behind these monuments of black granite. We only want the cube from the fortress, and as promised, anything else you find within the citadel will be yours to keep. We only ask to be civil when it comes to dividing the loot.
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Lithuanian folklore:
The Good and the Evil grab a few beers and go to watch how the neighbor's house is burning down.
* * *
"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

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EnergyZ
EnergyZ


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posted July 20, 2017 02:31 PM

Cassador feels some suspicion about this persona.
- "What's the catch, then, if we have to invade the fortress?" - Cassador asks, and feels a slight chill.
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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted July 20, 2017 06:09 PM

- The Fortresses are guarded. - Zayl said. - the Old Ones left behind quite the security measures inside. Aside from traps, there are magical sentries, ever vigilant. magical automata powered by souls of those that once opposed the Old Ones. But do not worry, they fall to the sword just as well as oponents made out of flesh do. But as we had learned over the years, bringing extra swords is more than helpful.
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Lithuanian folklore:
The Good and the Evil grab a few beers and go to watch how the neighbor's house is burning down.
* * *
"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

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