Heroes of Might and Magic Community
visiting hero! Register | Today's Posts | Games | Search! | FAQ/Rules | AvatarList | MemberList | Profile


Age of Heroes Headlines:  
5 Oct 2016: Heroes VII development comes to an end.. - read more
6 Aug 2016: Troubled Heroes VII Expansion Release - read more
26 Apr 2016: Heroes VII XPack - Trial by Fire - Coming out in June! - read more
17 Apr 2016: Global Alternative Creatures MOD for H7 after 1.8 Patch! - read more
7 Mar 2016: Romero launches a Piano Sonata Album Kickstarter! - read more
19 Feb 2016: Heroes 5.5 RC6, Heroes VII patch 1.7 are out! - read more
13 Jan 2016: Horn of the Abyss 1.4 Available for Download! - read more
17 Dec 2015: Heroes 5.5 update, 1.6 out for H7 - read more
23 Nov 2015: H7 1.4 & 1.5 patches Released - read more
31 Oct 2015: First H7 patches are out, End of DoC development - read more
5 Oct 2016: Heroes VII development comes to an end.. - read more
[X] Remove Ads
LOGIN:     Username:     Password:         [ Register ]
HOMM1: info forum | HOMM2: info forum | HOMM3: info mods forum | HOMM4: info CTG forum | HOMM5: info mods forum | MMH6: wiki forum | MMH7: wiki forum
Heroes Community > Bards Glade Pyre (RPG) > Thread: Sundered Realms (IC)
Thread: Sundered Realms (IC) This thread is 20 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 · «PREV / NEXT»
Galatea
Galatea


Supreme Hero
Well, I'm Ceres!
posted April 20, 2021 09:39 AM

Ivana snapped at the wizard's reply. She can't believe he had time to allow some worthless entertainment given the situation. With haste, she placed her hand on Vosh's shoulder. Her fingers pressing on his lower throat. Vosh could feel he'd choke when she'd press harder. Along with that, the thief pushed the dagger closer on his side, tearing his robes and nearly opening a small wound.

"You know I can end your life here without anybody noticing," Ivana spoke strongly but with a low voice, "I don't have time for this! I want you to pay me and send me back home,now!"

____________
And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry, as she lay on your lap,
"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
NoobX
NoobX


Undefeatable Hero
Now, this is a paradox...
posted April 20, 2021 09:43 AM

"Kill me now and see none of that ever accomplished", Vosh retorted, his patience gradually fading.
____________
Ghost said:
Door knob resembles anus tap.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Galatea
Galatea


Supreme Hero
Well, I'm Ceres!
posted April 20, 2021 10:20 AM

"Tsk!" Ivana. The thief realized her bluffing didn't work. Still angry, she released the wizard and sheathed her dagger back. She stood up and walked besides Vosh.

"Move!" she said in a pissed tone while pushing the wizard aside. That's all she could do to let him feel her anger.

She sat down calmly and began watching but her hands were still trembling from being mad. Although her eyes are locked on the fight her mind was not with it. Ivana was very anxious. She wanted to go home badly. That's all she could think of.

____________
And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry, as she lay on your lap,
"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
NoobX
NoobX


Undefeatable Hero
Now, this is a paradox...
posted April 20, 2021 10:40 AM

Vosh breathed a sigh of relief as the tension de-escalated.
"We can talk in our own tongue freely, they won't be able to understand anything", he began, "So far, I've managed to adjust to this place enough to understand the basic principle: if you can pay coin, you can enjoy yourself.  Language is a barrier, however, and I've managed to overcome that somewhat with the use of my magic.  It is not the best solution, but it will have to do until I get a better understanding of their language."  Vosh's attention shifted towards the fight, then back to Ivana.  "Whatever magic we unraveled during the excavation back home was behind this incident, no other way around it.  I do not believe this is what the people of old had planned originally with it, but it is possible that the magical power had deteriorated somewhat over time and became volatile.  It's a theory I've been going over for some time now... but, I presume you're not much interested in these speculations, are you?"
____________
Ghost said:
Door knob resembles anus tap.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Lith-Maethor
Lith-Maethor


Honorable
Legendary Hero
paid in Coin and Cleavage
posted April 20, 2021 02:08 PM

The Arena, Western Bailey, Thessaloniki

---The Pits---

As the drama unfolded in the seats, the fight was escalating quickly. The silver-haired man would weave and bob around the cyclops' attacks, pestering the giant with shallow cuts from his blade. Occasionally, he would use the shield to divert a fist so that he could reposition himself.

After several moments of this one-sided dance, he seemed to tire and slow down, as did the lumbering cyclops. He would step back against the wall, crouching down and holding his shield before him. Given its shape and the reach of his blade, he was a sitting target, as anyone with two functioning neurons could tell.

As the cyclops moved in for a killing blow, another metallic sound was heard. The shield expanded to the side, turning into a full hoplon, while his xiphos would extend to a full spear, just in time to drive itself through the giant's lower jaw and into its brain. The archon's rather feral grin hinted at no surprise over this outcome.

---The Seats---

Corina would tense ever so slightly as Ivana moved, not doing anything to stop her, however. Instead, she'd calmly push a lock of her hair back, tucking it behind her ear and the small flower perched there. She would glance at Cyrus.

"It seems I was mistaken, they do not appear to be with you indeed..." she paused for a moment, speaking in more hushed tones "Miss Lana, please inform the Mistress about this." She then turned her attention back to Cyrus "We should talk somewhere less crowded."

A bit further down, the guard would chuckle quietly, glancing back toward the scantly clad woman before looking back at Scav, shaking his head.

"One would have to be dead, cold, and castrated not to appreciate that one... careful though, she's part of the witch's harem... you don't wanna mess with that, friend." he would lean closer then, lowering his voice as he placed a hand on Scav's shoulder "Friendly advice though... try not to antagonise the guards in the future, yeah? ...we're just trying to do our job, and I'd rather not have to cuff you up just because a pompous fop said so, right?"

Vosh and Ivana would begin to feel a faint itching, he were the dagger touched him, her on her hands and face. It wasn't enough to actually bother them, but noticeable. As far as they could tell nobody was paying attention to them, except for a single glance from Corina.

---The Pits---

Letting go of his now-spear, the archon would climb over the cyclops until he was standing on the giant's shoulders. He raised his shield, and for the briefest of moments the crowd would go silent as he somehow demanded everyone's attention, including the people around Tarkas and Dragan. His very presence seemed to push outward, and despite the light sheen on him he showed no real signs of exhaustion as he did just moments ago during the fight. When he spoke, he did with a confident, deep voice.

"Thessalonians! I hope you were entertained!" He grinned at the crowd, letting his shield collapse back to its buckler form. "I am here to offer you a chance. I want your best. Your brightest. I am looking for companions, brothers in arms. If you think you got what it takes, come to me and we will find out." He turned to face the crowd in all sides. "And for those that make the cut, you'll get new toys and more money than you could ever drink or snow away!"
____________
You are suffering from delusions of adequacy.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Galatea
Galatea


Supreme Hero
Well, I'm Ceres!
posted April 20, 2021 04:04 PM

Ivana could barely understand what Vosh was saying. Her mind was still filled with ire and her heart with fear. Unconsciously, she began scratching her neck lightly then suddenly stopped after figuring out how to blame the wizard.

"You knew this would happen and you still went with it?" Ivana bickered, still with that strong yet low voice. "How could you! I didn't sign for this. You lied to me!"

Clenching her fist, she turned to Vosh with a piercing gaze, "Send me back home, fast!"

____________
And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry, as she lay on your lap,
"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
NoobX
NoobX


Undefeatable Hero
Now, this is a paradox...
posted April 20, 2021 05:54 PM

Vosh covered his mouth as if he was about to cough and whispered to Ivana: "Calm yourself, we're being watched", his eyes rolled in the direction of the almost naked woman.  He leaned forward and spoke by the side of his mouth: "Would I still be here if I could go back so easily?  None of this was expected, let alone planned.  I am still in the process of clarifying these events.  Let us retreat to the inn I am staying at so that we could discuss this matter... away from unwanted attention."
____________
Ghost said:
Door knob resembles anus tap.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Geny
Geny


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
What if Elvin was female?
posted April 20, 2021 08:39 PM

As the silver-haired man climbed the shoulders of his felled foe, Tarkas stood up ready to clap excitedly. However, before he could clasp his hands together for the first time, the champion raised his shield in demand of silence and Tarkas was left standing, listening intently. When the speech ended he sat down heavily and leaned over to his unfortunate neighbor.

"Companions and brothers in arms... to an archon? That sounds intruiging and exciting, but... what do you think he means?"
____________
DON'T BE A NOOB, JOIN A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Galatea
Galatea


Supreme Hero
Well, I'm Ceres!
posted April 21, 2021 02:59 AM
Edited by Galatea at 03:01, 21 Apr 2021.

Ivana heard the Archon's announcement but she thought it won't get her any closer to her goal. She'd prefer the wizard for now. The rogue realized it would be best to stick with him for a while.

She cautiously glanced at the woman Vosh was talking about, in a manner that she wouldn't notice. Ivana was stunned at the way she dressed. It was so revealing that it made the thief's eyes wide for a second. But she just thought it must be a norm in this place and ultimately wished she wouldn't catch a cold.

Ivana then turned to Vosh and nodded,"Make sure not to waste my time. Let's go."

____________
And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry, as she lay on your lap,
"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Oddball13579
Oddball13579


Supreme Hero
Grandmaster of the Hunt
posted April 21, 2021 03:52 AM

The fight was over, the outcome as predictable as they come. Cyrus turned his attention back to the woman who was sitting next to him.

"Has anyone ever told you that there is such a thing as being too keen?" He sighed heavily. "You aren't going to stop pestering me unless I say yes, aren't you?"

Another sigh. "Fine. Please, lead the way. Just keep your hands to yourself and we won't have any issues."
____________
"Just slide her down a bit farther. I could wear her like a hat." - Gnomes

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
NoobX
NoobX


Undefeatable Hero
Now, this is a paradox...
posted April 21, 2021 01:44 PM

"Let's wait for the crowd to start dispersing so that we may try and blend in", Vosh said whilst scanning vicinity around him for any group movement.
____________
Ghost said:
Door knob resembles anus tap.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Shadowcaster
Shadowcaster


Honorable
Supreme Hero
Shaded Scribe
posted April 23, 2021 07:57 PM

The guard's friendly warning embedded into Scav's brain, reminding him how far out of his depth he was in this city. What he'd intended as friendly banter had been taken as veiled aggression and met in kind, the veil slightly pulled back. Back in the wastes humor played a role in everyday interactions, underlying the fatalism that pervaded everything so near the Sundering, but here it seemed there was no room for it. At least with that particular guard. Scav made a note in his head to avoid growing too comfortable again.

He didn't want to face the notion that he might have known to be cautious but did it anyway, his actions underscored by a subconscious pride born from relative comfort and status in such a harsh world. He knew his world's history but it had become ancient history, surely at times even legend, by this point, centuries of layering building the society where he was now stranded. He found an odd comfort in the fact that history tended to repeat itself, a hint that one day he could regain his status and comfort, whether here or back in his own time. But he had to be patient and cautious, to rein himself in, for now.

The guard was already walking back to his post when the crowd swelled into a crescendo that could only mean the battle was over. Then the archon's proclamation rang through the suddenly hushed arena, an invitation to join him on a grand adventure. A job. As he pushed through the crowd to get closer to the arena floor, Scav began to wonder what he had to offer on this expedition. Without more details he could not know for sure, but perhaps the potential for danger meant willingness would be enough.
____________
>_>

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Lith-Maethor
Lith-Maethor


Honorable
Legendary Hero
paid in Coin and Cleavage
posted April 25, 2021 12:44 PM

The Arena, Western Bailey, Thessaloniki

---The Pits---

The archon would hop off the cyclops before moving to retrieve his weapon. He would make it collapse with a flick of his wrist, before hooking it to his belt. He then started walking away from the centre of the Arena, followed by a couple of the organisers. His expression was one of barely restrained contempt at whatever the sycophants around him were saying. He briefly scanned the crowd, pausing his gaze for a brief moment when he spotted Corina, before continuing toward the exit.

---The Seats---

Corina made the faint of nods in response before pausing and speaking in a low, hushed, tone. "Understood. I will inform Master. Thank you Miss Lana" She then stood and looked at Cyrus urging him to follow as she snaked past him. "Come. We will not have any issues indeed. She started for the exit, moving with uncharacteristic grace and allure. Her expression now neutral but no longer bored.

The crowd around her seat was now growing thinner, as many took the opportunity to go relieve themselves or grab something to eat and drink. Vosh and Ivana would find it easier to slip away, with seemingly no eyes on them now that the scantily-clad woman was gone. A quick look over the arena would tell them where they needed to go in order to get out.

Scav would also have to follow the flow outside, as the archon was clearly not intending of disrupting the fights further. Indeed, it would not take long before an announcement was made to inform people of where they should go before a list of upcoming battles was given to the cheering crowd. It would appear that most people were well aware of their limits, and the generous offer had only a few dozen takers.

The man next to Tarkas would give a faint shrug "No idea, friend... but I sure as hell ain't gonna dance that tune. I'm not good or brave enough to survive whatever our glorious leader has in mind." He gestured to some of the people that were now moving after the archon. "Most of these idiots are gonna get themselves killed but ...hey if ya think you can make it, more power to ya."
____________
You are suffering from delusions of adequacy.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
NoobX
NoobX


Undefeatable Hero
Now, this is a paradox...
posted April 25, 2021 02:23 PM

"Aha, there's our opportunity!", Vosh exclaimed as he gestured towards the way out of the arena.  "Follow me and let's keep a low profile on the way, lest we attract anyone else's attention", he said to Ivana whilst checking whether she was following.
____________
Ghost said:
Door knob resembles anus tap.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Lith-Maethor
Lith-Maethor


Honorable
Legendary Hero
paid in Coin and Cleavage
posted April 25, 2021 05:37 PM

--Addendum--

The shortest path for the inn Vosh was staying in from the Arena was through one of the large parks in the city. As was becoming common for the area, all vegetation was lush and far more prominent than what would be expected. Parks in themselves were a profound waste of space and resources for a city, and this was just one of several in this one.

Statues and water features were scattered across it, while the locals enjoyed their evening stroll under the canopy of trees. Several groups of children could be seen near the trees, reaching for fruit or trying to climb. At random, a hand would poke out of the foliage, offering a treat to one of the children below, much to their delight.
____________
You are suffering from delusions of adequacy.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Shadowcaster
Shadowcaster


Honorable
Supreme Hero
Shaded Scribe
posted April 26, 2021 03:10 PM

Scav joined the crowd streaming toward the exit, hoping most were just going back to their lives rather than following the archon. As he passed through the exit, he saw a small crowd breaking off from the press of people and approached.
____________
>_>

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Galatea
Galatea


Supreme Hero
Well, I'm Ceres!
posted April 26, 2021 06:13 PM

Ivana followed the wizard. Distrust and disgust can still be seen on her face. As they walk through the large park, the rogue keenly surveyed the surroundings looking for hints, learning and adapting. She also tried to discern if the entity that was following her earlier was still present. Apparently, she cannot clearly tell this time.

The hand poking out of the foliage caught her attention. It did look weird to her but she's accustomed to weird. Still, she took a mental note. Ivana then set her gaze back to Vosh, raising her alertness. Since she doesn't trust the wizard, the thought of him sending her to harm could not leave her.

____________
And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry, as she lay on your lap,
"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Geny
Geny


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
What if Elvin was female?
posted April 26, 2021 06:35 PM

Tarkas smiled at the man next to him, his teeth as bright as his armor. Especially his somewhat elongated fangs.

"Ah well, I should at least see what's it about. If the archon needs help it must be for the good of the people! And I'm not going to lie, it sounds exciting too. Anyway, thank you for the wonderful conversation. I hope you have a great day!"

And with a wave of goodbye, Tarkas left his newfound friend and went with the general flow of people, looking for more information on the archon's proposal.
____________
DON'T BE A NOOB, JOIN A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
NoobX
NoobX


Undefeatable Hero
Now, this is a paradox...
posted April 26, 2021 07:06 PM

"A peculiar being, isn't it?" Vosh said while gesturing towards the greenery, "Seems to be a guardian of the city's vegetation, or something to that effect.  Let me see if I can procure some fruit for ourselves, too", he said as he started walking towards a tree.
____________
Ghost said:
Door knob resembles anus tap.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Galatea
Galatea


Supreme Hero
Well, I'm Ceres!
posted April 26, 2021 07:47 PM

"Hey, no!" Ivana warned as she grabbed Vosh's arm to stop him. "Let's just go to the inn!"

The thief's patience was nearing its end. Her annoyance was more prominent than before. She can't believe that the wizard has time to delay. She's beginning to think that Vosh's has other goals than going back home and had planned to stay longer, or perhaps stay forever.

She tightened her grip on his arm, "Or you might want to tell me now?"

____________
And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry, as she lay on your lap,
"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Jump To: « Prev Thread . . . Next Thread » This thread is 20 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 · «PREV / NEXT»
Post New Poll    Post New Topic    Post New Reply

Page compiled in 0.0311 seconds